Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Holiday Lace Goody Bags, Tea-Dyed Venise Lace Appliques and Pearl Trim Kits Available!

Hi Lovelies, we have added some new Lace Goody Bags for your Holiday Crafting Needs. If you are looking for custom colors we would be happy to make one for you. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at our new items.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November Guest Designer Project by Violet Foskey

Hello Beauties!
Violet did an amazing job on the Vintage Christmas Tree Kit! She decorated the tree so beautiful! The tree kits are not available in the store, but if you would like one of these kits please email me and I will send you a paypal invoice. They are $7.99 each and include a assembly instructional video. I will only be able to offer this kit till Nov. 30th.

Thank you so much Violet for being our guest Designer for November!

Have a Happy Scrappy Week!
Patti & Doreen

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Exciting Ooh-la-la News!

Hello Beauties!
Ooh-la-la has some really exciting news to share! We are joining forces with More Paper Than Shoes Ning Site to create the most amazing Ning site ever! We are looking forward to making some major changes and trying to make this an awesome place for all of our members. The site will be getting a facelift and we will be adding a lot of new things to the site very soon! OMG! Your not a member! Well here is the link for you to join us
You Don't want to miss out on the new exciting fun!

We are on the hunt for some really wonderful ladies to be a
part of our inspiration team that we are putting together.
 We will have four groups - Paper Piecing, Card making,
Altered Art, and Layouts/Minis

These groups of ladies will be inspiring us here at the site
after the first of the year. Each week one of the groups will be posting some
really awesome projects to help motivate us.
The term is for 3 months and at least one project a month
per challenge or specifications from your team leader.
If you are interested in applying to be on our Inspiration
Team or Team Captain, please contact Anna Fearer or Patti Carrow for
details, but you have to join the site first!

After the first of the year we will be adding a lot of
How-To videos and scheduling some really neat Ustream Classes just for our
members. We are adding a new Virtual Crop night each month that all of our
members are welcome to attend. (more details coming soon)

We will also be adding some very fun and exciting new swaps
after the first of the year. If you are interested in becoming a swap hostess
please contact Angelina B. ~ My Fun Scraps.

We hope you enjoy your weekend!
Patti & Doreen

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Ornament Swap List

Hello Beauties!
I thought I would share the list of participants for the ornament swap. Here is the line up....
Group 1- Vintage & Shabby Chic Mixed Group
1. Boni Grabusky
2. June Lanum
3. Patti Carrow
4. Eileen Markarian
5. Pamela Stewart
6. Violet Foskey

Group 2- Shabby Chic Only Group
1. Patty D'orsi
2. Doreen Rook
3. Kimberly (berlykim on YT)
4. Lisa Vega
5. Marlene
6. Rosemary Cooper

If I forgot anyone please let me know so I can add you to the list. If you did not receive an email from me with my address please let me know so I can send you an email with my address. Don't forget, all ornaments need to be mailed out to me no later then Dec. 10th with a self- addressed postage paid envelope.
If you have any questions or I forgot to add you to the list please email me at
I hope you all have fun creating your ornaments, I know I will!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Meet our Couture Artiste for November Violet Foskey

Violet Foskey
The love of crafting has been in my family for many years.  As a young child, I can remember my mother always endeavoring in making something.   When we were younger she handmade our clothes.  Whenever she watched TV she would always have a spool of yarn and crochet hook in hand, making something for us to wear.   Whether it be a sweater, scarf or hat, my mother  was always making something.   She loved to paint and when I was a young teenager,  I remember she opened her own ceramic shop. Still to this day, she continues to stay busy with her hands, always making something.  So I guess it would be inevitable for her children to embrace a love for creating.

Looking back, way back, at a very young age, I can remember a love for playing with paper and
Something about being able to stick a piece of paper,  permanently  to a surface with the gooey white
stuff was so fun for me.  This later turned into making collages for my friends and family, and as a young
teenager, I wallpapered my entire room with newspaper comics and glue.  Oh yes, those were the days!

When I married my best friend 26 plus years ago, my crafting took on different approaches, such as,
making wreaths, paper baskets, embroidering, cross-stitching, sewing and little things here and there.  It was not until about six years ago while I was in college, that I embarked upon scrapbooking.  Though, I could not fully embrace it at the time, due to school, I knew that this was something definitely for me.  I am still learning so very much, as new techniques continually come my way and I cannot express enough the love I have for this art.

Mini albums, 12x12 layouts and an occasional altering tend to be my likes at this time.  Vintage and Shabby Chic are my favorite themes right now and being that there is no scrapbooking community here where I live, I am drawn to doing on-line swaps.  I find myself so very thankful for all the wonderful,  amazing people I have met in this artful journey and I am looking forward to meeting  many more.

    Many Hugs and Blessings, Violet

Watch for Violet's project and make sure you show her lots of love! Doreen and I are so glad that we met Violet because she is the sweetest ever! We can't wait to see your project Violet!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Tree Kits are available in the store

Hello Beauties!

I have created these gorgeous Christmas tree kits. They are super duper easy to put together, I promise! I did all the hard work for you, and all you will have to do is a few folds and assemble the tree. When you order you will get a assembly instructional video link along with the kit.  Each kit has all the paper to make the tree and a few extras. I did not add a ton of goodies so I can keep the kit affordable. What you see in the photos is what you get in the kit
Rustic Vintage Tree

Vintage Tree

Shabby Chic Tree
I only have 3 kits available for each tree. I am still working on one more Shabby Chic style tree and when it is done I will post it so you can see that one too!
Happy Crafting!