Thursday, December 11, 2014

Expressionery for your Holiday Gifts!

As many of you know, I am all about paper!  I love note pads, note cards, patterned scrapbook papers, thank you notes and so much more.

Because I have such a big love for paper - it's been amazing to have so many licensed designers in the craft industry as my friends.  My greatest supporter, cheerleader and "let's make it happen" friend this year has been Laura Kelly of Laura Kelly Designs.  Laura exudes goodness, generosity, cheerfulness and she demonstrates that if you go for it, and work hard, you can succeed.  Laura has so many licenses with various companies, it's likely you have purchased (for yourself or as a gift) her designs if you are a paper fanatic like me.

I was over the moon when I got a package from Expressionery.com this week with their amazing products, including Laura's "Me and My Peeps" line that she has with Expressionery.com.  I received a super cute note pad set (above) and holiday note cards (below).

I have ordered the Expressionery paper goods for my sister with the "Me and My Peeps" line - the note cards featured my sister and her dog Penny.  My sister loved the stationery!

Stationery is a great gift for anyone - relatives and friends!  It's great because it keep the art of the "Thank you" and "Correspondence" alive.  I know that taking the time to write hand written notes can make a big difference in developing rapport and continued relationships.  I always feel very special to get a hand written note from a family member, friend, colleague or a person who I have interviewed.  It demonstrates thoughtfulness, maturity and effort.

If you have a chance to look at Expressionery.com I would really encourage you to check it out and order some personalized gifts too.  The deadline to order for Christmas is Friday, December 19.  This is a perfect gift for anyone and is much more thoughtful and useful than a gift card or fruit cake!

Here is a 30% discount code for Expressionery.com:  PEEPS

And... if you have the time - Join this fun Giveaway that Expressionery.com is hosting, you have a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card!  

Good luck and Merry Holidays to you and yours. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  This is a paid blog post and review of Expressionery.com product, all opinions are that of Rina Gonzales aka Mothership Scrapbook Gal.


Mothership Scrapbook Gal on IEShineOn.com

I am so excited to share a simple DIY Gift Bag with you and even more jazzed to be working (once again) with IEShineOn.com.

There are a lot of young movers and shakers in the Inland Empire and one of the sweetest and busiest is my dear friend, Su Pak, the creator of IEShineOn.com.

When Su asked me to work on a Crafty Column and share the DIY love to her audience, I was delighted!

For the Holidays I have a simple DIY Gift Bag idea for you.  It can be made with different variations for holidays and birthdays throughout the year too!
Here is the supplies list:
- Gift Bag (any color)
- Coffee filter (white or kraft)
- Doily (any color)
- Cupcake liner (we used a patterned one!)
- Buttons (about the size of a Quarter coin or larger)
- White Glue (we used our favorite Aleene's Turbo Tacky)

DIY Gift Bag in 5 Easy Steps

1.  Use your white glue to adhere the 3 layers.

2.  The bottom layer is the coffee filter which you will fold in half and glue shut and also unto the gift bag.

3. The middle layer is the doily and you use a small amount of white glue to adhere it to the coffee filter.

4. The top layer is the cupcake liner which you will need to spread/press flat and then glue on.  

5.  You then add can glue a button to the cupcake liner and ta da - you have a super cute and "wow" worthy gift bag!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal this Friday, December 12, 2014 at 
Packinghouse Brewing Co. in Riverside for Crafty Happy Hour from 5 pm -  8 pm.   

Make a handmade holiday card or join the fun of crafting up an Ugly Xmas Sweater!   

For details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/800339383340437/

Saturday, November 29, 2014

We Love You Crafters - Shop Small Saturday is today!

We are very excited to offer some 
CRAFT KITS & HOLIDAY WORKSHOP 
Specials today only, November 29, for Shop Small Saturday!  

Thank you for supporting and shopping our small business throughout the year!

Mothership Scrapbook Gal


Craft Kits

Holiday Workshops

The countdown begins to our Holiday Crafts Workshop
at Sweet Epies Bakery
3540 Ninth Street
Downtown Riverside

Friday, December 5th, 6 - 8 pm
All craft supplies are provided at each workshop!
Friday Crafts Workshop will include:
6 - 7 pm - Beautiful Wreath ($30)
7 - 8 pm - Christmas Cards (Set of 10 - $25)
Take both classes on Friday for a discounted price of $50!

Saturday, December 6th, 2 - 5 pm
Saturday Crafts Workshop will include:
2 - 3 pm, Beautiful Christmas Wreath ($30)
3 - 4 pm, Gift Wrapping 101 ($20)
4 - 5 pm, Christmas Cards (Set of 10 - $25)
Take all 3 classes on Saturday for a discounted price of $65!

To reserve your seat,use this link on the blog to easily select your classes and pay via PayPal: http://bit.ly/MSG-HolidayCraftsPayPalLink

Please share this post with your crafty friends and family. No experience is required and all are welcome. Kids are welcome, but will need assistance/supervision at the workshop.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mothership Scrapbook Gal has a lot of friends that we collaborate with throughout the year.  Today, we are happy to thank all of our friends (and we hope we do not miss anyone!) for their help and support of our small business.

Fabulous & Inspiring Friends
Kathy Cano-Murillo, Crafty Chica
Laura Kelly, Laura Kelly Designs
Desi Masseai, [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes
Tania Fischer, Tania Fischer Design
Sara Barba, xoxorganizing
Lisa Cherry, The Makery
Leticia Arvizu, Crafty Amiga
Cathy Martell, Craft and Hobby Association
Su Pak, IEShineOn.com
Maegan Romanello, Maegs Bakes Cakes
Alyson Dias, I Love To Create
Alexa Westerfield, I Love To Create
Dawn Hilterbrand, Dough Ray Me Bakery
Sam Stager & Beverly Rubio, Packinghouse Brewing Co.
Beth Wright, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Joe Morrison, Joe Morrison Photography
Jennifer Veal, For You to Notice
Sonya Tucker, Hope and Stay
Linda Arroyo, Chula Bling
Elisa Bilios, Independent Mary Kay Consultant

Delicious Eats, Drinks & Bakeries
Packinghouse Brewing Co., Riverside
Sweet Epies Bakery, Riverside
Augies Coffeehouse, Riverside
Something Sweet by Serina, Riverside
The Salted Pig, Riverside
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Riverside
Peeves Public House, Fresno
Delifornia, Anaheim
Dough Ray Me Bakery, Madera
AguaCon
Copa De Vino Wine

Maker Spaces
Makers Mill, Upland
The Makery, Anaheim

Retail Spaces
VIP Pharmacy, Chino
Hecho Con Carino / Olvera Street, Los Angeles
Heirloom, Claremont
Dough Ray Me Bakery, Madera

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crafty Chica Card Kits are in stock now!!!

I am very excited to announce that I have Crafty Chica Card Kits in stock now!!!

All supplies are included for a fabulous greeting card for a friend or family member.  Kathy made some cards and added her own touches too - they are amazing!  Please note in your payment whether you want a RED, BLUE OR YELLOW Card Kit.  Supplies are limited and colors are not guaranteed.

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