Decor & Atmosphere: Decor is authentic, fun and has a beachy vibe. They had straw hut overhangs over some of the booths. salt & pepper shakers were corona bottles. Booths were comfortable and roomy.
Service: Drinks were recceived quickly. It took about 15 minutes to even put in our order. But we did receive our meals within 30 minutes from sitting down.
Meal 1: Smothered chimichanga with ground beef and a side of chile relleno. Comes with spanish rice, refried beans and sour cream. $12.99
Drink: Raspberry Virgin Margaretta
Review Meal 1: Had chimichanga and chili relleno with green sauce. Good size portion, rice and beans cooked just right with good mild flavor. Two cooked peppers, red and green, garnished the plate. Peppers had amazing flavor and just enough nip, comparable to a banana pepper taste. the chimmi was great, thick and loaded with just the right amount of flavor. the chilli relleno had almost a tamale breading over it and just took away from the egg on the chilli. Less could have been more on this chilli relleno.
Review on Drink: Raspberry Virgin Margaretta was good size and nice taste of raspberry, but tasted more like a smoothie than a margarrita. P.S. make sure they charge you for the virgin and not the whole margarrita.
Meal 2: Fajitas – Served with fresh sauteed veggies. Spanish rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, pica de gallo salsa and 3 warm tortillas $12.99
Review Meal 2: The meat was flavorful and tender, the veggies were green peppers, onions, squash and zucchini sauteed to perfection. I loved the whole plateful. My mouth was in food heaven throughout the entire meal.
Vendor: Want 2 Scrap
I loved this shop. as you will see in my photos i went bling happy. I had so many packages i was up to my chin carrying them around.
they were selling self adhesive bling packs.
they had baskets galore of bling. these were normally $3.00 and they were selling them for $1.00.
let’s say i was a happy girl.
here are some photos from there booth.
this is some of my haul laid out on my table getting ready to be organized and put up.
so to organize my bling better i made piles of the same colors and by overlaying them one on top of the other. as shown
i placed a piece of tape over the overlap area and continued adding until i had a pack of them all taped together.
I grabbed some of my alligator clips
and one of my black grid walls
and using my alligator clips, clipped the packs onto the grid wall. this will make it so much easier to find the bling i want to use. instead of shuffling through a box of them. another craft project for my office. i love to be organized
I have been so swamped since the scrapbook expo that i have been going crazy today. So I thought since I was working on some of my SnugglyBugg orders that I would share with you some of my new drawings that I will clean up a bit and make into new die cuts.
these are all die cuts that some of my customers requested.
Slimer from the ghostbusters, DJ Spongebob and Gonzo. there still a little rough
Then we have the 4 penguins from madagascar
Last but not least Hello Kitty rocking it out.
I had so much fun checking out all the cool vendors at the scrapbook expo. click Here
So I wanted to share with you all what fantastic finds I brought home. Today was my day to just mosey around the convention checking out all the vendors and products. Tomorrow me and my sister will be given the VIP treatment and are going to be scrapping all day.
any whoo Let’s take a look at what I found.
Vendor #1: Eyelet Outlet – where I found some awesome brads – each pack was $2.50-$3.00
12 Retro Button Brads
12 Bottle Cap Brads
12 Gear Brads
12 Pirate Brads
12 Moose Brads
12 Farm Animal Brads
Vendor #2: Doodlebug Design Inc.
the bundle I bought
They gave out FREE catalog’s. I have already flipped through it and it has some amazing organization products and ideas for your craft room.
crushed velvet flock.. in the colors of lily white and bubblegum – $1.00 each
Boutique brads – limeade assortment – $2.00
pink flocked brads – $1.00
Craft Knife – black n white daisies – $3.00
Craft Mat … reversible self-healing double-sided – pink w/pink flower print on back – $3.00
Mini Brad Keepers – 12 bottles for $2.00
Vendor #3: Basic Grey
They have a great sale going on. a Mix n Match deal 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 so I purchase 6 different items for $10.00 each cost $1.66
Rub-Ons – 5 pages worth
brads in 6 assorted colors
which i have already placed in some of my new mini brad containers – I giddy about this one.
decorative paper clips
decorative brads – each larger brad came with a matching little one.
Vendor #4: Part Time Sally
They were selling echo park paper co. products
The stickers I bought were 5 for $1.00
21 sticker Little Boy Set
23 sticker little girl set
22 sticker Paris & Love set
Vendor #5: My Scrapbook Zone
all of there 2 page layouts were $6.99
Monster on Parade 2 page layout
“toaddly’ in love 2 page layout
Vendor #6: Out on A Limb
Their 2 pay layouts cost $6.00-$7.00
Lil’ Stinker – $7.00
Vendor #7: Want 2 Scrap
Bling Bling Everywhere and all for a buck
Marquis Rhinestones – Silver
black, light pink and orange flowers with swirls
Finesse Swirls Pearls – White, Orange & LeCreme
lines of white crystal
Spellbinders Nestabling in clear and black
Swirls : Pearl, light pink, bright pink, black and yellow
Set of dots: black, light pink, red, purple, bright pink, dark blue, yellow, light green, light blue, dark green, green pearl
Here are some of my Alice In Wonderland characters I carry in my Etsy site. I have created them to hold a letter, number or name. They are great for parties, framing and decorating your kids room.
Here are some examples and you can find them in my shop here
You are able to customize them yourself: you choose the character, number, letter or name, and the color.
Characters available for Alice in Wonderland: Alice, Walrus, Carpenter, Little Oysters, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Queen of Hearts, Kind of Hearts, Cards, White Rabbit, Caterpillar and much more.
I only have photos of the die cuts. But I can also make Banners, Cupcake Toppers and Name Signs.
I bought a cute Orange purse 2 1/2 months ago and the straps are already tearing apart. I finally found time today to be able to mend it because I really like the purse and want to continue using it without worrying about it breaking on me while I am out.
Here is how my strap looked before:
I used DMC – F.75579 but in simpler terms Black thread. this kind of thread is thicker and is more like floss.
I started on one side of the tear and stitched to the other 🙂
Then to cover up the stitches and make it look purty again. I gathered a variety of black and orange-red buttons to stitch over the black thread.
I placed 2 orange-red buttons on each side
Then a bigger black button in the center. and there you have it a mended purse strap with a pretty result.