Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Save the Date for Crafty Night In

Save the Date for

Crafty Night In
 Friday, September 26

 6 pm – 9 pm

Downtown Riverside

 What can you expect at Crafty Night In?
Crafty Night In is a new signature event by Mothership Scrapbook Gal, our first event was a total hit and we can't wait to shower you with more crafty fun at our next Crafty Night In.

Crafty Night In includes:

- 3 crafting stations - all projects are completed at Crafty Night In!

 - Appetizers

- Desserts

- Flavored Water & Wine

- Sponsored Goodie Bag 

All craft materials are provided and inspiration and a beautifully decorated venue will inspire your crafty mojo. Craft projects will be announced on the Mothership Scrapbook Gal Facebook event page:


Crafty Night In is $40 per person (until September 12) and $50 per person (September 13-20), food is being hosted by Rina and/or contributed from some event attendees. An offer to bring a food dish (appetizers or dessert - think mini quiches or cupcakes) will be greatly appreciated and happily accepted!

Pre-Payment is required in advance and late registrations are not accepted after September 20, please pay via PayPal link below. There are a limited number of spaces for this event.

Questions? Email Rina directly at rina.gonzales@sbcglobal.net with any questions you have. Be sure to check out Mothership Scrapbook Gal's Crafty Night In Facebook Event page for all updates:

 Thank you and hope to see you at Crafty Night In!

Monday, July 28, 2014

3 Things on My Craft Table

Wow!  It's nearly the end of July, so I wanted to get you my "Summer Picks" for my craft table.  I kicked off the month with a very fun "BYO Tee-Shirt" Tie Dye Party on the 4th of July, hosted Crafty Night In on July 18th and this past weekend went to the Renegade Craft Fair in Downtown Los Angeles - it is shaping up to be a fantastic crafty summer!
1.  Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Kit:  My first pick is a Tulip One-Step Tie-Die Kit made by I Love to Create ~ if you are intimidated by the idea of tie dye you do not need to be - this kit makes tie dye so easy!!!  Check out my blog post, by clicking here, where I provide a DIY tutorial on how to make a fun table cloth and summer banner using this kit. 
2.   Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine:  I have been having so much fun creating banners using my Sizzix Big Shot and Eileen Hull Designs Dies!  I made this cute banner using this Sizzix Scoreboard Die: http://www.sizzix.com/product/658453/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-canning-jars-3-d
We demonstrated the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine at Crafty Happy Hour and our guests always love to see the way it works.  It really is an amazing machine as it cuts the cleanest edges with the turn of the handle.  I can't wait to make more banners!!!
3.  Chic Tags:  I always have Chic Tags on my craft table, we use them in our card kits, to give as thank you gifts, to quickly embellish a gift and also to include in our Mothership Scrapbook Gal Gift Baskets!!!  Here are Chic Tags on some fun mason drinking jars for the Social Media Contest we ran during our recent Crafty Night In event:
What's on your craft table?  We love to hear what projects and products you are using to get your projects finished!
Happy Summer!
- Miss Rina
Disclosure:  I Love to Create, Sizzix and Chic Tags  are sponsors of Mothership Scrapbook Gal's Crafty Happy Hour events.  The companies mentioned above have not compensated Mothership Scrapbook Gal for this blog post and will learn about it when we "tweet" out to the rest of the universe.  All opinions are that of Mothership Scrapbook Gal aka Rina Gonzales.

Monday, July 21, 2014

How to use Sussle.org

Good Morning Crafters!

I recently was introduced to a new website, Sussle.org, that is a community of interesting people collecting the most interesting things about any topic.  Through Sussle individuals can contribute content by sharing:

  • Images
  • Videos
  • Website links
  • Text
  • Audio clips
Here are a few things that I have learned about Sussle.org now that I am part of the Sussle contributor community:

1.  The Sussle Profile:  You earn a profile by adding a minimum of 5 posts.  I added posts from my most popular blogs including my Orange is the New Black Season Premier Party, DIY Construction Party, Mad Hatter Tea Party Hat Decorating Instructions and Tie Dye Tutorials.  I am going to load more posts today too - it's really easy, you also have the ability to add your website information and a brief description.  I like that it does allow me to show off the fun graphics I create for my blog posts.  Check out my Sussle profile, and like my posts if you find them interesting, here: http://sussle.org/me/fb-1392072337

2.  Interesting Topics:  Sussle is organized by interesting topics.  I have looked and scrolled on the Craft, Crochet and Tie Dye topics so far, as I was checking them out before loading my own posts.  If you have a specific topic that you want to learn about, you just search the site and (if contributed content exists) you will be able to see all of the posts on that topic by simply scrolling through.  This is cool because you can see all relevant posts on a topic and don't need to keep searching different terms or like terms.

3.  Educational Scholarship:  Another great reason to check out Sussle and become part of the community is for the ongoing educational scholarship that it offers for high school seniors, or current undergraduate and graduate students!  Click here to learn about the specific application requirements:  Sussle Scholarship Information.

I hope you learned a little bit about Sussle.org, a website with Awesomely Interesting information!   You should check it out if you have blog posts or other fun information to share.

We are very excited to share that Sussle.org is hosting a giveaway for Mothership Scrapbook Gal blog readers.  Please enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Anthropologie or Michaels (Note:  There will be a total of 2 winners, and the winner(s) can choose what gift card they want too!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: Mothership Scrapbook Gal is partnering with Sussle.org for this Giveaway opportunity, Sussle is generously providing $50 Gift Cards to 2 lucky Mothership Scrapbook Gal winners. Mothership Scrapbook Gal is not being compensated for this blog post and all opinions are her own.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Expressing Creativity: Tips from a Non-Crafter

We have a fun {returning] Guest Blogger today!  Lori is here to share some tips for you "non-crafty" individuals.
The Non-Crafter Finds Ways to Get Crafty

Lets face it, some of us just aren't crafty. At least we may think we're not! I used to shy away from making anything that would range from Christmas cards to posters. For instance, a few years ago I attended a half marathon to support my friend and our running group. She had a simple request of me since I wasn't running the race with them - make a poster saying "Go Happy Pacers!" So I bought a large green neon poster and a black Sharpie and wrote "Go Happy Pacers" with 13.1 dotted all over the poster. That night I made the poster, I was starting to get anxious and thought it looked ridiculous. The next morning, I left the poster in the trunk of my car in fear of showing up with a lame-looking poster.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Crafty Happy Hour Returns to The Salted Pig!

Crafty Happy Hour
returns to The Salted Pig
When:  Thursday, August 28
Time:  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where:  The Salted Pig
3700 12th Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Cost:  $5 per project
Theme:  Happy Greetings & Friendship
For event info, click here.
Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal for Crafty Happy Hour at The Salted Pig!!!

No experience is required. All embellishments such as pre-punched papers, stamped sentiments, stickers, buttons and adhesives are provided. Make a special handmade card in about 7-10 minutes and enjoy some delicious food and drink at The Salted Pig.

This event is open to everyone - crafters and non-creative gals and guys - my crafty team and I will help you!!! Bring a friend!

In order to make sure that Crafty Happy Hour continues to appear in fun venues like The Salted Pig, please show your appreciation for our host venue by considering a food or drink purchase. Thank you.


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