Queendom Relics by Rea'

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Camdon !

Today was Camdon's 1st Birthday. His mommy wanted to Celebrate by having all of Camdon's Prayer Warriors across the country release balloons in his honor to Heaven. Today was just not the day for things to go right for me. I got Camdon's special balloons, I wasn't able to catch up with the boys (my nephews to help me release the balloons)... so I went by myself. It was 90 degrees outside when I went to get the balloons so it was very difficult to get the balloons in the car. My plan was to drive to the Rose Bowl... didn't think I would make it there so I stopped at a park near the party store. I forgot and left my message at home ( to attach) ... so I wrote my note on a post-it and attached it to the ribbons ... just as I got out the car it got very windy. I clipped the balloons to a tree branch so I could take a picture and the green one popped. I did take a picture in the car just in case that happened BUT for some unknown reason it did not come out. I had five balloons ( 5 the number for Grace)!

Daah... mystery of missing photos ( I said it was an off day) photo 3 & 4 were taken from the car... the green balloon is at the right corner. Anyway I managed to sing  Happy Birthday through the tears and released the balloons ... Happy 1st Birthday my precious Camdon ! God gave us a beautiful day to celebrate you !!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Day In Heaven... Carson Stamp Show

Okay... the show was almost a week ago and I'm STILL excited !! Got to spend the day with my long time scrap buddy/friend/sister from another mother; Karen. We had not seen each other for three years.  We had lots of catching up to do !
 So many highlights of this trip,  got to see my guys Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi. Even got to meet the charming Mr. Stamper Anonymous , Ted. The day was spent drooling over ALL the Tim Holtz product, watching Tim demo new product. Also got to watch Dyan, the Dylusions Queen at work. She's as cool and crazy in person as she is in her videos. Between her and Tim their booths were packed consistently. It is so awesome to spend the day watching the masters at work. There were other amazing stamp company's there also ( we did manage to tear ourselves away from Tim to check them out... okay so I torn myself away... you know Karen made rounds) LOL !!

Tim demoed,  shared stories and signed books and the Cargo Cases ( got a fantastic deal on those)... YES ... I got one and he signed it!! And Tim made ME  a tag... I was so JAZZED  ... I tell you it was a day in heaven !!

I watched Tim for a couple of hours, got to visit with Joy and Ted; watched Dyan, watched Tim some more; laughed and talked with Mario ( got hugs from Ted, Tim and Mario !!! ) ... oh yeah this girl was in Heaven... Thanks for a WONDERFUL DAY guys!!  I love that these guys are "real"... Ted is as charming as I had heard. And Tim's stories were hilarious.  Watching him work and show all these amazing techniques was heaven in itself... I learned so much. And my fellow Tim-a-holics  were fun as well; crazy but fun !!!  Karen,  THANK YOU  for sharing such an awesome day with me. :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July Tag 12 Tags of 2013

July Tag 2013

Hi everybody ! Wow,  can you believe it's already July 11th ? Time is flying by. I finished my July Tag ... another fun tag. This month Tim used his tag to honor the 19 firemen who lost their lives fighting a fire in Prescott Arizona. http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-july/.  As usual the tag was packed with many awesome techniques. I was so excited when I saw the tag because I knew I had all the supplies... well almost! I did not have the Old Glory Die that Tim used but I did have the Mini Old Glory Set.
The technique for the background looked so easy until I tried it, it took a couple of test attempts before I could get the right amount of ( or lack of) pressure on the brayer; but it's a real cool technique. I did not have those background stamps either but I went to my stash, I had the coolest  7 gypsies clear stamp set . It worked very well and since my flag was smaller I had an open space so I decided to use my mini patriotic blueprint stamp of the statue of liberty... perfect for my open space.
Oh and I DID NOT have salty ocean distress stain ... not to worry ( even though it kept playing over in my head that I did not have it)... I used my broken china it worked. Salty Ocean Distress Stain now on my shopping list... what can I say... I'm a Tim-a-holic!! Anyway I got past that issue. I like that I got to use some of my other Tim stash, the clips, the sentiment stamp , the rock candy crackle paint, and the tissue tape. You really must go look at Tim's tag... better yet why don't you just go ahead and do the tag... you'll have fun watching it manifest before your eyes! Using that crackle paint and then the distress stain over it is so cool to watch and the finished look is so amazing!
Thank you Tim for another fun tag. Do keep the 19 Fire fighter's families in your prayers as well as the others still out on the front lines. Try and stay cool ... it's 2:45 A.M. and it is 70 degrees... can you believe it? Oh well I'm tired enough to fall off to sleep, see you next month !