Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let's learn brush script!

Hi Friends! 

Today's post...  I must warn you I shot this at night and my lighting is super bad! Forgive me but I wanted you guys to have this information! I came across this lovely girls IG her name is Olivia @RandomOlive She was AWESOME enough to want to teach us her mad skills. Her brush letter practice guide  is only $20 and it comes with tons of information and practice sheets! 
First things first... I love a bargain. $20 you can't beat that right? Secondly she wants to share and teach us! I'm all for learning! Lastly why wouldn't you want to support a fellow women creator!?

So grab your favorite drink and read on!!!!  

I printed out my practice sheets and started to go to town. 
The paint palette is from Artists Loft available at Michael's for
 under $5. You can use any paint brush you have available.

She teaches you when to use thick and thin strokes. She makes it so 
easy for anyone to get started! 

I was really happy with my results. I was also happy because 
this practice forced me to sit and take time to myself.  
I'll be back to update you on my progress! If you would love to join
 me click on this link:

I can't wait to see what you create! I am super excited and would love to master the art of 
brush script. 

What you need to start:
- any water color palette
- any paint brush 

Ok friends thanks for letting me share my excitement!  


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tombow Brush Pens - I'm in love!

Hey hello there!
Have you heard of these Tombow Brush pens? I bought a few about 9 months ago when I took a class over at Studio Calico with Kal Barteski . I needed a thicker font to use on my tees. I didn't really end up writing with them until I saw a few great posts by some awesome girls on IG. I was so happy I had them because I wanted to try them out again. Guess what ... they are so much fun!!!

Here I used the blending pallet to mix the colors. It was super easy to do and I love the way it looks like orange & raspberry sherbet ice cream!
Here you can see I don't have all 96 of them but these are a start! You can find them here @Tombow USA

Here you can see that the colors are so vibrant! The brush tip is so firm so it makes it easy to write with.
Here are some ladies that I admire from IG please check them out:  and She makes stuff

On their IG they offer videos that I keep watching over and over. I promise after more practicing maybe I will upload my own video!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The cutest store in Alameda, CA! Pippa & Co.

Hey party People!
I ran across a couple of cute posts on IG and they belonged to the sweetest store ever!
Once I knew it was in the Bay Area I knew I needed to go a pay a visit.
You can find the shop website here: Pippa & Co.
It's darling... I will let the pictures speak for themselves.


Ballon Bar, all handmade goods, workshops and more! What ever you are looking for you are sure to find it here. I did not get to meet the owner but I did meet her lovely assistant Arlene. She was very kind and welcoming. As you can see in the pictures everything was adorable! I wanted it all.
If you are ever in the area this is your one stop party shop!

Friday, May 8, 2015

#NSD - Hells Yeah!

Hey friends!
So how was your NSD!? Here is a peek into my NSD!
Balloons... oh you know me to well! It's not a party without balloons and a theme!   
We started off by having some pina coladas because lets face it - I signed a contract at JoAnn's no alcohol!
Here I am trying to perform my best art work on these balloons. If I was smart I would of cut some vinyl!!
My crew! These girls! I swear we could sit all day and not craft but have sooo much fun!
We finally made it to JoAnn's and this is the drink I whipped up for us.  The mat and AT book belongs to Linda.  NSD is a day where we get to not only craft together but share our opinions on well.. craft stuff! ha!  
ok so this picture... this was right before we ended the day. We could not see a damn thing out of those pineapple glasses but it was the best 10 minutes ever trying to take a picture!
ok now you may laugh at us! This sums up our NSD fun!

This was our set up....... we had so much fun just hanging out - we didn't want the evening to end! 

Here's Linda working away... 

Here's Liz and her graduate!

Theresa workin her fiskars.
Selfie! This is what was happening. I think we lost Liz in this one because she was shopping!

Here is the loot that I could not pass up.... Heidi Swapp! Yes, I had been eyeing this 4 whole punch seems like forever. It seemed it had been sold out online everywhere. Low and behold right here in Fremont Cali! Those punches were waiting for me!!

Well that's it folks! Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me while I recapped my NSD! If you have never attended a NSD I encourage you to do so! If you did what did you work on!?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pineapple Craze!

Hey Peeps! Are you ready for another National Scrapbook day!?
The girls and I are getting together for our second annual NSD party!
Last year I served up strawberry margaritas but this year it's all about pineapples!
I ran to my local Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree and found these goodies. I am so excited for our holiday! You can check out last years party here : NSD Party 2014 

I used this photo as inspiration and I am going to hit this store up sometime soon! If you don't follow Pippa & Co on IG - do! They have the cutest stuff for partys!   

Yes,  I making the pledge to get shit done! Photos will be laid (lol) and layouts will be made!
I am hoping to make at least 5 layouts, 5 Project life spreads, Start and finish my Dec. Daily 2014 and finish my daughter's baby shower album! whew! That is a lot of crap but that's my goal!
Who's in!?
Let's do this!
What will you be doing on this wonderful paper holiday!!!?? 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vintage Inspired Baby Shower

Hi my crafty, party throwin,  diy peeps!
If you have been wondering where I have been - you are not alone...
I have been in Glam-Ma mode! I am going to welcome a sweet granddaughter!
My daughter's due date is on Mother's Day!
I just want to say now this will be picture overload and most will be of my guests because I did not get a chance to go around taking pictures because I was being the host! Sorry! Here we go....
THIS cake I mean wow right!? My sweet niece Ashley has been making cakes for about 2 years... yes- she is that good! My daughter tagged her in a photo on IG and she was able to recreate it.
The best part - it was delish! the top layer was lemon and the bottom layer was funfetti!
Here is my sweet girl who is about to be a Mommy!

This table here was for my daughter's project life album. I am documenting her pregnancy.

Pretend you don't see the exit or fire sign here :)
My makeshift backdrop! These photo props were cut at the shower because I ran out of time!
Pop! Get it!? She's about to pop hee hee hee I have to laugh at my own jokes.

Forgive me... pink candy apples were given out as party favors and fresh pink lemonade was served.
The menu: croissant sandwiches, pinwheels, green salad and shrimp cocktail 
"Oh baby" seemed to fit because I keep thinking "oh my we are having a baby!"
These are my children minus my step daughter and my youngest. My son served as my right hand man. He ran errands and was the bartender. It's still unreal to me that my children are young adults.   
This here below is the lucky one who stole my daughter's heart.

These ladies here helped me decorate as I was still unloading my car!
My two sisters who have fed my passion for fabulous party throwing! I owe it all to them!


 It was a beautiful day! This is the inside of the hall I rented. The two ladies under the sign are also my sisters. One sister to keep me calm and the other to remind me to put on my party clothes. They say it takes a village to raise a child and they are part of my village.  

This sweet baby girl is my newest niece. We start them early! Party dresses all day erry day! 

 Gifts galore... cars seat - check, stroller - check, crib - check, baby soother -check 
we are ready for you little girl!





This last picture is one of my favorites! I can see her being a tiny baby but in reality she will be holding her own little baby soon. Everyone always talks about being a grandmother is so special. I can already feel in my heart that my love for this baby is so different. I guess that's what they meant.
I will have to report back on that later.
Thank you again for sticking around and seeing a little bit of my life.
Jossie Posie
aka: Glam-Ma!