Sunday, May 3, 2015

CRAFTERNOON at Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal for

Saturday, June 13, 2015
2 pm - 5 pm
Packinghouse Brewing Co.
6421 Central Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

Cost per person:  $50
**Early Bird Cost is $45 before June 7**

Click here to buy your ticket:  

What is C R A F T E R N O O N?

Mothership Scrapbook Gal's 
C R A F T E R N O O N 
is a 3-hour event that will include:

- 3 Craft Projects 
- All supplies and materials are provided and
you will have enough time to complete all 3 craft projects.
- Light Appetizers & Sweets Table
-Delicious Craft Beer is available for purchase for those 21 and over

- Sponsored Swag Bag with goodies from
Laura Kelly Designs
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Elisa Bilios, Mary Kay Consultant

- Raffle Prizes from
Mothership Scrapbook Gal
Crafty Amiga
Beth Wright, Wellness Advocate for DoTerra Essential Oils
Angela Munoz, Owner of The Pilates Retreat

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 for Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day will soon be here and I have the perfect gift giving website for you - - especially if you are like me and have the World's Best Mom!

My mom has shared many special moments with me and passed along her caring traits too. One of my mom's best traits is her ability to show her gratitude to others. After each birthday, holiday or family celebration my mom will send a note of thank you, it is always heartfelt and filled with a kind note and of course a thank you sentiment. The notes are never long, but they definitely are her special way of showing her love and gratitude to family and friends.

So, for my mom - personalized thank you note cards from are truly an ideal gift. I asked my mom to shop their website and she picked out the cutest Thank You Notes designed by Laura Kelly (pictured above) - they are called the "Orange Watering Can Folded Notes" and start at $19.50 for a personalized set of 10 and all sets include white envelopes. also has become my source for my Mothership Scrapbook Gal stationery!  Look at these super cute note cards I just received.  They are part of the Laura Kelly "Me and My Peeps" designs.  This flat note card set also starts at $19.50 for a personalized Set of 10 and include white envelopes. is a wonderful place to get personalized gifts and high quality stationary items, there are so many possibilities for custom stationery including:

  • Self-inking Stamps
  • Note cards
  • iPhone cases
  • Gift tags
  • Calendars
  • Personalized note pads
  • and much more!

Right now there is a fun sale too!!!  Get 30% off your order until 4/27/15 when you enter "HAPPYSALE" in the offer code box.

Disclosure:  This blog post is a compensated post, Mothership Scrapbook Gal has been paid and/or received product from Expressionery in order to write this blog post.  All opinions expressed are that of Rina Gonzales aka Mothership Scrapbook Gal.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team "Spring Break" Challenge: Vintage Travel Luggage Tags

I am so excited that Eileen Hull's Vintage Travel line of Sizzix dies is now available online at and will be in retail stores in May!

I am going to Salt Lake City, Utah soon for a conference - so luggage tags were the perfect DIY for this month's Inspiration Team Challenge.

Here is my supplies list:

Now, let's make this awesome Luggage Tag:

Step 1:  Cut the matboard using the Sizzix Big Shot and the Sizzix Vintage Travel Luggage Tag die.  

Step 2:  Use washi tape to cover the luggage tag.  I used 2 of my favorite washi tapes - these actually are both going to be gifts for my friends at my conference in Utah!  I love crafting up gifts for friends.

Step 3:  After you have covered the luggage tag with washi tape, you can trip the edges off with a craft knife.  I have 2 knives on my desk, but I think I prefer my pink Westcott craft knife.  The cushioned grip helps me to add pressure while cutting.

Step 4:  You can now add a thin layer of Collage Pauge with a paint brush.  This will seal the washi tape onto the tag and then you don't have to worry about the washi tape peeling off!  Wait for the Collage Pauge to dry and in the meantime you can cut the scrapbook papers that will be in the inside of the gift tag - I used a sparkle gold and a grey/white dot paper for my tags.  My friends really liked the sparkle paper.

Step 5:  After the Collage Pauge has dried, you can now adhere your scrapbook papers to the inside of the tag.  I used scrapbook tape runner to adhere these pieces, and then to close the tag I used Aleene's Turbo Tacky on the edges and then kept the tag closed using clothespins while the glue dried.  I then selected my ribbons to add to the tags, I can't wait to gift them to my friends now!

Here is the link to the April Inspiration Team Challenge - the theme this month is "Spring Break " and you should join in the fun and link up on Eileen's blog.  Happy Crafting and Spring Break!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Crafty Happy Hour at Packinghouse Brewing Co. - Mother's Day Crafts

You are invited to
Crafty Happy Hour 
with Mothership Scrapbook Gal
Theme:  Mother's Day Cards
Where: Packinghouse Brewing Co.
6421 Central Ave, Riverside
When:  Friday, May 1, 2015
Time:  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:  $5-10 per project and a Pop Up Gift Shop too!

What is Crafty Happy Hour?

Crafty Happy Hour at Packinghouse Brewing Co. is a night of crafts + craft beers. It's your time to create, enjoy and unwind. No crafting 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.

This event is open to everyone - all ages - crafters and non-creative gals and guys - my crafty team and I will help you!!! Bring a friend! Parents are welcome to bring their children too.

In order to make sure that Crafty Happy Hour continues to appear in fun venues please show your appreciation for our host venue by considering a food or drink purchase. Please be sure to have a designated driver :) for those who will be enjoying the beer!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

E is for Expressionery and Easy DIY

I have been a fan of for years.  I have been fortunate to be able to create with Expressionery's latest line of self-inking stamps that feature the designs of my friend Laura Kelly.  I have so much fun using these stamps because they make my life as a crafter-on-the-go so much easier!  I always need to stamp cards and marketing materials for my business and theses stamps are perfect for that purpose and superb quality - I love them!!!

I recently started selling Handmade Cards ($6-7 per card) at my local coffee shop - Molino's Coffee in Downtown Riverside.  
In order to get the "Mothership Scrapbook Gal" name out through my card sales at Molino's I include a fun business card with my "Handmade by Mothership Scrapbook Gal" stamp on it!  And it takes about 2 seconds to make these cards using my Expressionery stamp. 

There are even more ideas that Laura has crafted up to use her Laura Kelly Stamps from Expressionery, click here to read Laura's blog post.  I recently got to order the Laura Kelly cupcake stamp and I am super excited to use it for baking tags as I love to bake for family and friends!!!


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