Sunday, August 15, 2010
I want to apologize to everyone for not keeping you updated on the status of the albums. I am so sorry for not communicating to everyone much sooner what has been going on with me. I now realize my lack of response has probably come across as looking rude and/or uncaring to some of you. I assure you that I am terribly sorry and did not mean for you to think that I don't care about your efforts in helping put these albums together. I know you have all done your part and are waiting for me at this point. I have unfortunately been very sick over the past several month and have been hospitalized numerous times as well. I just read the comment of a scenario of me putting together a rak that I sent and I want to say that it is very inaccurate. The reality of me putting that rak together was first of all that it took months to get it together, part of the rak was a boy mini album kit that I made back in march. The other things I did not run around and go shopping for, they were my belongings that I decided to give up since I have been too sick to craft and they were going to waste. I was happier to think that they were being used by someone than just sitting here. When everything was ready and in the box, it sat here for several more weeks and my dad finally took it up to the post office and mailed it for me. As far as completing the albums, they are very important to me still and they WILL be finished. I have had several of my friends here on YT offer to help me and I may be taking them up on their help to complete these albums. Once again i want to say that I am so so sorry I did not keep all of you updated and that I do appreciate all of your kind and generous contributions that are helping to make these albums possible. Thank you to all of you for your understanding and patience. I will post future updates here on my blog. Hugs, Sarah
Monday, April 5, 2010
I have received pages from the following ladies today: Trina Kison, Darlene Ortiz, Geraldine M and Raita Maria Sabina. Thank you so much! I will be putting out some videos soon and will also post some pics here on my blog. I am behind the date that I originally wanted to have everything completed by, but I will be working hard to get the books completed and to Diena as soon as I can! Big hugs to all of you who have helped to make this project possible! Keep checking my blog for updates and pictures of the final books!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
I want to say how sorry I am for not keeping you updated on the pages that I have received over the past few days! I haven't been feeling well and was trying to rest so I don't get sick and end up in the hospital again, I get sick very easy now and the doctors haven't been able to figure out why. I have had every test in the world done (atleast it feels that way) I have even had a bone marrow biopsy. Anyways, enough about me! These are all the pages I have received: Irma Ramirez, Robyn Cox, Pam Tinney, G. Ortiz, Enelida Pacheco, Linda Jut, Cherie Kenter, Anita Cheek, Jean Gavin, Cindy Bonirsuto (not sure if I spelled this correctly), Patricia Cheung, Jamie Wilde, Maria Mendoza, Regina Friedman, Valerie Whitney, Karen Madden, Samantha Grey, Michelle Kuhnley, D. Hurst, Patt Sabater- Hill, T. Jones, Marie Pavitt, Katie Hunter, Lorinda Deramos, Jade Moore (congrats to Jade for making the Graphic 45 design team!!!!) and Elina Halme. Thanks girls!!! Love you all!
Monday, March 29, 2010
This is a video of the new song composed by Molly Hatchett in memory of Somer. The song starts with Abigail (Somer's Sister) Singing You Are My Sunshine. The name of the song is Fly on Wings of Angels. It is a beautiful song! It gives me goosebumps every time I hear it!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hi ladies! I'm sorry I am late posting this! I was so tired last night I fell asleep at my desk and woke up inthe middle of the night! It was crazy!!! So anyhow here are the pages I received on saturday: Lisa Cooper, Treasa Cimorose, , Raquel Brooks, Aliscia Clement, Gale Meyer, Kenya Shiloh, Shalyn Gomes, Allyson Pearson & Claudia D'Alessandro. Thank you so so much for your contributions! You all are so super sweet and I am grateful for each and every one of you! Thank you and big hugs to you all! I will be posting today's pages in just a minute.
I went to the Somer Jam yesterday. It was a fundraiser to support the inauguration of the Somer Thompson Foundation, which is being started by Somer's mom Diena. Diena wanted to start this foundation to be able to reach out to other people who find themselves in a situation similar to hers. She also says she is here to reclaim our children's safety and innocence. The Somer Jam was a benefit concert with several acts: Hollywood Lovescene, Fit for Rivals, Something Distant, Shawn Fisher, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & Molly Hatchet. At the end of Molly Hatchet's performance Abigail, Somer's big sister sang You Are My Sunshine at the beginning of the new Molly Hatchet song Fly On Wings of Angels. It was so very sweet! The song is absolutely beautiful! It was written in memory of Somer, it is very touching! I love it! I will post it in a minute, as I recorded them singing it live on my flip camera last night at the benefit concert. That way all of you can heqar it as well! You will love it! I also am going to post all the pages I received yesterday in the mail for the Somer memorial album for Diena! Thanks again to all you girls that have stepped up to make these albums possible! You all are incredible women! I love you all!!!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Ok girls I have the following peoples pages in hand: Regan Seifert, Jeannie Rife, Jennifer Brown, Hazelle Tolentino, Susie Martin, Melanie Raisanen, Theresa Jones, Janice Saunders, Tracy in Honolulu, Joakima Williams, Bona Rivera-Tran, Lia Cordell & Tashia Boyd. Thank you so so so much ladies for all your contributions! You are all so sweet and very much appreciated! Big hugs to all of you!
It has just been announced that Jarred Harrell has been charged with the premeditated murder of Somer. This is good news in the fact that it will start to give Diena and her family some closure! God is good! This monster will pay! Justice is slow but it will come for Somer!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I had just posted yesterday's packages and not even 2 minutes after I posted them the mail lady knocked on my door! I have packages from the following ladies: Mayra Nieves, Cindy Roderique, Ligia Avila, Terri Berrios, Tereese Simms, Jackie Anderson, Lisa Wolfe, Lilly Marquez, Dana Michel (taz61954), Leslie Prinkki (scrapsofmine), Claudia D'Alessander (66msclaudia), Isabel Boaz and Rosanne Carrillo roxycar11. Thank you ladies!!! You are all angels! If it weren't for all you kind and generous ladies this project would not be Much of anything. Without you it would have just been a book made by me, while that would still be a nice gesture it is not anywhere near the powerful message that these books will be sending to Diena! Diena will see that there are women all over the world that stand in support of her and are devastated as well at the loss of her precious daughter Somer. Thanks ladies you guys are incredible and I wish I could hug each and every one of you!
Hi everyone These are the pages I received yesterday: Martica Gozales, Carla Keenan, Cheryl Edwards and Alyson Commons. Thank you so much ladies for your generous contributions! You have all touched my heart and you are all very special to me! Thanks to everyone who has made this idea a reality! I am so thankful to all of you! Big Hugs, Sarah
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Here are the pages that I received yesterday and today collectively! Andrea Franco, Sharon Rivas, Arlene Cuevas, Sarah Gaedke, Lydia Levy, Maureen's granddaughter, whoever lives on Philip Ct in Springfield Va. and Jodi aka onehappywon. And of course Rina aka scraptress for the generous donation of lace, fiber & charms. Thank you ladies for all your thoughtful contributions! You are all deeply appreciated!
Monday, March 22, 2010
I wanted to update everyone on the pages I have received as it is hard to notify you all individually! I sometimes have to try to cross reference with my list in my inbox and it is getting hard! LOL So I will post receipt of all pages here! Thanks again to all who have helped make this album a reality! You guys are incredible!!! Ok I have received Maureen aka TheNannyBee11, Julie aka Jannaviles, Mary aka OdonataCreations, Mayra Nieves, Rebecca Fabozzi, Stephanie aka stephanoid and Ruthie aka scrapchicky. I will post in a little bit after the mail lady comes today! Thanks everyone!!!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I made this page with white canvas covered chipboard. I sprayed 2 layers of tattered rose glimmer mist and then went over that with one layer of patina glimmer mist. This is how I achieved the pretty purple. Then I placed one of those tiny Tim Holtz masks in the bottom right corner and gently inked over it in tumbled glass using my ink blending tool. Then I took a stamp that is script with butterflies on it and inked it up with perfect medium and then stamped the top of the page. Then I went over that stamped image with perfect pearls in Forever Violet. Then I took a prima flower and pulled the tiny pearls out of the center and replaced it with an iridescent clear dew drop. I also cut the pearls off that were put on with hot glue and looked bad and replaced them with some nice flatback pearls by Melissa Frances. I put a Tim Holtz book corner on the top right corner and a piece of an e line prima pearl flourish in the shape of a butterfly in the bottom left corner. Then last I sprayed the entire layout with glimmer mist in pearl. So that's how I made this layout. Let me know what you think and should I use it as one of the cover pages if I add Somer's name it? Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Hi if you are interested in making a page for the memorial album I would be extremely appreciative and happy to accept your contribution! The requirements are it must be a chipboard page 6x6 double sided layout! The color scheme for the album is purple which was Somer's favorite color. Please don't punch holes in the page but please leave the left margin when arranging your layout so that I may punch holes and bind the albums so that all the pages are compatible with one another. You may also make a tag of any size as long as it isn't bigger than the page. Please try to include a card as well for Diena and her family and when you sign your name write underneath your name where you live. That way Diena can see how she is being supported all over the nation and even world, as we have had contributions from other countries! As I receive pages I will post receipt of those pages here on my blog. I will also try my best to notify you individually as well, but may not be able too as there are a lot of volunteers. I also am asking if it is possible for you to donate ribbons, lace or jute rope for help in binding all these items. Remember the color is purple so any purple, white, black or cream lace or ribbon would be great! Purple fibers have already been donated by Creative Fiber Arts! Thank you Terry!!! Charms are also needed and anything that you can think of to help me in binding and making covers and back pages for in the ball park of 10ish albums! I don't have an exact # of the volunteers yet as I haven't had time to count but will post how many contributors there are and a more exact # of albums I expect to have to give to Diena! I want to say thank you to all the wonderful and caring women who have stepped up to contribute to making this happen! I am grateful to all of you! You are all deeply appreciated! I will post any updates as they come up. If you have any questions or need my mailing address please feel free to send me an email at any time! It is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks again and I will be posting the finished albums on you tube and here on my blog!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is a sneak peek at the mini I have made for Alyson. It is a book about Alyson and her hubby which is titled Celebration of Love. It is made with Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine and Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper collections mostly. I will post the complete album later. I will also be posting a sneak peek of Dawn-Marie's album in the next few days. I have been behind with all my projects from being sick and I am almost caught up. I will be making up a kit to have another giveaway within the week!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Hi everyone I am going to attempt to post the you tube videos that I did on my kit giveaway. I made two of these kits one to give and one to sell they are almost identical except the glimmer mist color in the one I am selling is cranberry zing which is a super gorgeous color. It is like a reddish purple with a gold glimmer, very pretty! And the charms are a little key with bling, a crown with bling and a small set rhinestone solitare. This kit is packed with tons of lace and ribbons 12-24 inches on most with a few 6 inches maybe like 3 of the laces, there is a ton of Tim Holtz accessories and some surpries (say it in crystals pink flourish, worn lipstick crackle paint, and more I guess they all aren't surprises anymore...lol There still a few more surprises left though!) The kit is super huge I got carried away! I will sell it for $65 which is quite a deal this includes shipping unless you are international then I will have to let you know how much it will be. I will pay some of it. This kit will be costly to ship as it is heavy, but I will pay domestic shipping! Happy Valentines everybody!!!
E-mail me at email@example.com if you are interested. I accept paypal!
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. I accept paypal!
I am now a member of a wonderful kit club, Deux Shabby Chic! I am super excited about being able to swap minis every month with a group of wonderful and talented ladies!!! Thank you so much Bona and Arlene for having me as a member of your club. I can't wait to get started!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Hi everyone I am new to blogging so bear with me as I figure all this out! I just posted to you tube a giveaway! I always watch all these you tube videos and just felt like it would be fun to do a giveaway in celebration of Valentines Day! I also am going to start putting kits on etsy. I decided this when I was putting together the giveaway kit because it was so much fun making the kit, I thought why not sell some kits on etsy! If I can figure out how to do it I will post some pictures on the blog.