Saturday, June 26, 2010

starting to get my mojo back

hello everyone,
well I am starting to get my creative mojo back after knee surgery and recovery set backs....the creative flow.....its back.
I have been taking care of a bunch of trim/decorating/finishing touches around the house.
It started with some constant asking from my daughter to pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase paint an Eiffel Tower on the wall in her room. Mission accomplished.

Then while out running errands we stopped into Hobby Lobby and picked up some fun monograms and a sweet picture frame. I am going to hang the "J" and "E" hooks in the kids bathrooms to hang their towels on. Then I bought a small black "H" and "P"for a shelf in my bathroom. I also got a sweet small black ornate picture frame that matches the H&P for my bathroom too.

Tommorrow calls for storms, so hopefully a crafting day :)

have a great day, Hailey

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hello Everyone,

ok so I am bummed that I am still in mega recovery mode from my bilateral knee surgery. The left knee is almost free of pain but the right knee which I have nick named Puff Daddy is still giving me all sorts of pain. I am hoping by the weekend I will feel a little crafty and get some sewing therapy in.

I have some summer dresses in the back of my head, a cute idea for a reversible little purse, a crayon roll up, etc....

Also those of you who were asking about the classes I taught at mega meet I will be teaching them again at Scrappy Chic in Livonia Mi.

Have a great day, Hailey

Sunday, May 9, 2010

mega meet came and went.

hello everyone,

here are all the pages of my albums I taught at megameet. I still have a few kits available of each. email me if you are interested.

Material Girl and Proper Gentleman
Have a great day, Hailey

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2 weeks in the life

phew again...I cannot seem to get in a posting rhythm. I would like to be able to post and update every couple of days but again it has been busy....Lets see what have I been up 2....

Finishing instructions for my 2 classes at MegaMeet. I need a nice sunny day so I can get some good pictures of each page.
Actually scrapping my own pictures by taking over my small scrap space at Pat's house and his dining room table. Opening day for little league..
A little indoor knee hockey while it was raining out.
Taking the fur baby to training.
And oh yeah 3 birthdays in the matter of three weeks....My son's this past Sunday, Pat's this Sunday, and my daughter's next Sunday. Oh and toss in kitting 300 class kits for Mega Meet, a dress rehearsal tonight, recital tomorrow for my daughter, mother's day, and a surgery consult for my knee. Hope you enjoyed my fun pics from the past weeks. PS. you can see how overcast and rainy it has been in Michigan...we need some warmth and sun.

Have a great day, Hailey

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 13th

well I cannot believe sometimes how quick the time passes by. I have been sewing like made happily making cute things for some custom orders. I have been trying to actually scrapbook for myself to get my passion and creative juices going again.....viola they are back. I managed to finish my album from my birthday trip to Paris. Which I got a little teary eyed looking at it. I love it and I am done with it. Now on to bigger and better things. I am revamping my old website and merging it with my new domain Here I will have a set up to sell my canvas wall hangings, sewing projects, and all things crafty or misc.

have a great day, Hailey

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kim's Tote

don't you just love the pups....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

hello mixed media students

hello everyone,

I have been waiting for some nice weather so I can take so good photos of the CAFE' mixed media book we made last weekend. The pictures I took in the basement are very dark. Today looks like it will be really nice day for pictures so I should have my blog updated about 9pm after the kidos hit the sheets....

Also those of you interested in a custom tote cover please email me with the measurements and picture of your tote bag :)

have a great day, Hailey

Monday, March 8, 2010

a tote for nancy :)

Hi Nancy,

Here is the material I picked up today.....Do you like it? If so please let me know 2 of the 4 other fabrics you would like for the accent colors :)

Ok....I finally had time to whip up your bag. I hope you like it. My friend kim is here and I made her one too....She loves yours as well.....I hope you like it too.

I took the picture with my cell phone cause my good camera is out on loan :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

some new material....

well we made it back from one frozen tundra to arrive in was an insane amount of snow in breckenridge. it took us 3 hours to get to breck from denver and 5 hours to get back to it is only 87 miles, so that will tell you how crazy the weather was.....

But none the less I came back with some amazing new material for a wonderful little mini album.
Have a great day (or night), Hailey

Mega Meet here we come....

hello everyone,

I am very excited that both of our class submissions we accepted for Great Lakes Mega Meet. Those of you in the Tri-State area and Canada already know that this is the largest and best Scrapbook Expo that comes around. This year Tim Holtz is even teaching some classes.....

So in a three day span I will teach 300 people....very exhausting and awesome at the same time. 2 years ago at CKC Ft. Lauderdale, I taught 600 people so I am looking forward to only 2 classes per day so I can enjoy the show and talk to some more of my crafty peeps. Teaching is definitely my passion second to creating fun projects. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones :)

Hurry up and register to be notified as soon as classes open up. Typically they sell out on the first or second day of registration. Click on the link above to go to the mega meet site.

I will also be teaching some additional classes exclusive to Scrappy Chic at the store the same weekend.....keep an eye out in their newsletter for the class description and times.....

Have a great day, Hailey

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ok mostly done....

ok so here are the covers of the mini-books I had to whip up tonight for Chris to submit for me to teach at mega meet. You would think after the 3rd year we would figure out the date that class samples needed to be completed by :)

The basic insides are done too but need a little sprucing. Dont worry they will be fun :) too

Have a great day or night, Hailey


Haha that's what I feel like today. Chris the owner of the best store Scrappy Chic, in Livonia was funny today. We were talking about what classes to offer at the local Scrapbook Convention in May - MegaMeet, and I said well when are they due? She emailed me that they we already due but if we get them something today or tomorrow they could consider it....WOW so a quick trip with all the guys at lunch today we ran into the store and picked up some supplies.

Then tonight I need to whip out two ridiculous fantastic eye catching mini-books.....

I am making one Father's Day/Manly book with G45 papers that mind you arrived just before we got to the store, and one with the cute new CosmoCricket....

So some speedy scrapping tonight...Have a great day, Hailey

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

super excited....

hello everyone,

I am super excited because I just received a shipping notification that THIS & THIS

Are on their way.....Sew I can tote bags a little more professionally and fun. Ok sounding a little nerdy, but after my daughter lost 2 pairs of black snowpants this year you can bet your ass I am embroidering a giant EMMA on the back of the bibs on the 3rd pair :)

But also how about your name on your tote bag cover? I can just picture a hot pink "Hailey" on mine :)

Have a great day, Hailey

Sunday, February 7, 2010

ooohh ahhhhh a new class.....

well you have asked for canvas, acrylic, fabric, here it is the new C.A.F.E' Mixed Medium Album Workshop. In this workshop you will learn so many techniques and use new mediums, learn to incorporate fabric and other fun mediums items into your albums.

In the workshop students will make 2 canvas pages, 2 acrylic pages, 2 chipboard pages, an 1 overlay. I will be putting together the workshop fee in the next week or so.

until then here are some sneaks at the album.

Have a great day, Hailey

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Upcoming Class

Hello Everyone,

I am bringing back an oldie but goodie. I taught this class over 3 years ago and I think I am going to bring it back. The beach jar mini book. I have an upcoming trip to Jamaica and will be returning with some sand and will be making another one of these cute jars for my shelf.

What do you think? Do you have any sand or shells around and want to take this class? Let me know so I can get it on the schedule.

PS - These will be for Scrappy Chic in Livonia...but I do travel to teach so if you want this at your store let me know so I can set it up!

Have a great day, Hailey

Monday, February 1, 2010

dear catching fireflies...pick me...pick me...

hello.....I would love to be able to have some of my items in your store. I live in Rochester Hills and have shopped in the Berkley Store before. I am a mixed media artist and teaching altered art and scrapbooking is one of my passions. Here are a few examples of items that I feel would fit perfectly at your store :)

ps - I am not a great photographer and I would love to bring the items in for you to see.

Have a great day, Hailey