Friday, April 16, 2010

Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit & Extension Kit!: Up for Sale on Etsy & Tutorials on Youtube!

Now at !:
Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit: $40
Extension Kit: $23

Hi there everyone!  So I have been getting a bunch of awesome feedback on The Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit and pre-orders too!!!  It is so great that you guys really love the kit!  I want to let you know that for those of you who have pre-ordered, your kits are now up and reserved under your names on my etsy shop!  And, for those of you who have been thinking about ordering, the kit and the extension kit is now up on my etsy shop for sale!  My etsy shop is !  There are only so many kits available so I would suggest emailing me at to reserve one for you or getting to my etsyshop soon before they run out!  (I will be putting just one of each of the kit and the extenstion kit up at a time and updating the shop as they sell, so if they are sold out on my shop when you check don't fret there may be more, just email me and ask if they are really all sold out or I just havn't been able to update yet). 

***The price of the Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit is $40 plus $7 for shipping.  The price for the Extension Kit is $23.  Please note that the Extension Kit can be purchased in conjunction with the Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit (in which case shipping is included) or by itself (in which case shipping is extra).***

Now on Youtube!:
Extension Kit Video &
Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit Tutorials!!

I also wanted to let you know that the Extension Kit video is now up on youtube!:

Wait, theres more!  The tutorial videos for the Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit are up on youtube now as well!  Check out Part1 here to start learning how to make the hatbox out of the kit!!! :

For Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the tutorial go to my youtube channel:

I will be posting a tutorial on how to make the Extension Kit's canvas tag album with the new G45 paper soon as well!!!  So stay tuned for that!

Thank you to everyone for watching the videos, for your pre-orders and orders and for being followers and fans!!!

Scrap Happy! ~ Andrea

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Vintage Key!

I have made some really awesome friends online, on scrapbooking ustream chats and such and I have to tell you about the work of one in particular!  As you know, I love Graphic 45 and this friend that I met, she just got on the Graphic 45 Design Team!!!!!!!!  How super duper cool is that!!!  So first of all, I want to congratulate you, Laura De La Rosa!!!!!!!!!!  And I want to tell you all that if you havn't yet, you totally have to check out her work, so go to the Graphic 45 blog, and click on her name or go directly to her awesome blog which is !    Her work is beautiful and Graphic 45 is lucky to have her on thier team!  Here is a pic of some of her work!  How cute is that!

In the Works!

Hi everyone!!! Oh, things have been busy lately and I also got a little flu bug or something that has been keeping me run down the last few days, but I am feeling a better and I have been meaning to post, so here we go! Things have been going really well with the Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit, people are really liking it, I've gotten emails and comments and pre-orders which is wonderful! So thank you all very much! And I wanted to share some more news with you, I am working on some really cool, beautiful and exciting new stuff so stay tuned! And just as a little hint, the stuff I am working on to show you and will probably be doing tutorials on (and maybe a kit down the road) is going to be using lots of Prima!!! I heart Prima don't you? And there will also be more of one of my other fave companies, Graphic 45, so stay tuned for that as well!

For now here are some pics of a layout that I did recently that I think you will like! I will be doing a youtube tutorial and/or ustream tutorial on how to make this soon so watch for that! And if I get enough feedback/comments on this I will also do a kit like this! So let me know if you like it!  Its called "Dream: The Yellow Rose Of Texas" and it is a picture of my Grandma Cecilia who was called The Yellow Rose of Texas and who is an inspiration to me and to my creativity!  She taught me how to sew quilts and dresses and things!  And though she has passed away, I still have dreams about her showing me how to make my first quilt block or how to do a hem!  I miss her very much and she is definetley where I get a lot of my creative and artistic drive!  She taught me how special handmade is because it has love in it!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit!!!! : Now Available for Pre-Order

Hello All!!!  So here is the Vintage Lady Hatbox Kit!  You can sign up to pre-order the kit right now!  Just email me at if you are interested and I will email you back with information about how to order it on my etsy shop, the cost of the kit and when it will ship (when you preorder your vintage lady hatbox kit will be available for you to purchase on my etsy shop with your name so that you know its just for you and no one else can purchase it)!  If you do not pre-order there is no guarentee you will get the kit because there aren't very many available, but if there are more available after the pre-orders they will be up for purchase on etsy too.  Thank you and here is my youtube video that shows exactly whats in the kit:

Coming soon to youtube: Video on how to make the vintage lady hatbox!! And an extension kit that will also be available for pre-order!

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Things!

Hi all!  Sorry it's been a while, it's been really busy and also really rough lately.  I don't think I mentioned this before, but I have a serious condition called CRPS, it's a nerve disorder.  Basically it is nerve damage and nerve pain in my legs and it's excruciating.  I have to be on pain meds all the time and I am usually stuck inside, in bed or in a wheelchair because the pain makes it so hard for me to stand, walk, sit normally or go anywhere most of the time.  Anyway, I get through it all with my husband who is incredibly loving and supportive, he is my hero!!! And I also get through it with Scrapbooking which is like my therapy!  And I am currently in the middle of transitioning from scrapbooking as a hobby to scrapbooking as a career since it is something that I am talented at, love to do, and can do from home!  I am very excited and I will be sending out my portfolio to different scrapbooking companies as well as starting my own business selling scrapbooking kits online and doing youtube and ustream tutorials as well as in-class tutorials at scrapbook stores!!!  I am so looking forward to all this and I will keep you all posted on how this adventure goes!  Stay tuned because very soon I will be posting my first youtube video and selling my first scrapbook kit!  And it is beautiful, so make sure to watch and to get the kit when you see it because I'm sure it will go fast!

Here are some clues as to what's going to be in the kit!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Life Mini Book Using GCD Studios Paper!

I've been working on this mini book called "Life" about my new life as Andrea Bethke, a wife to Ryan Bethke, and no longer Andrea Elizarrez, single gal.  I used mainly GCD Studios paper and diecuts mostly from the Debonair collection but also from their Canta and Chic Bebe lines.  I love GCD Studios, their papers are so luxurious just like they say --- really thick, high quality paper that feels almost like fabric or something!  And it's so affordable!  In fact, my husband Ryan was shopping with me for this mini book a while back and it was the first time he touched the GCD paper when he was putting it in my cart and he said "WOW, this is awesome...thats the price?", he was just shocked at how inexpensive it was considering how nice the paper was.  He says he loves the texture!  I love that my hubby is getting into my scrapbooking and all the products and companies that I love!  And I love GCD! I have a few of their paper stacks, like "Cloissone" which is really cute for Valentines Day and "Canta", which I am going to use for a rainyday-sunnyday minibook I'm making because its all blue and yellow and green.  Check out their stuff if you havn't already, I especially love and really want bad their new Homespun Chic and Artsy Urban collections from Melody Ross.  The Homespun Chic is uber cute with vintage/retro gals from the fifties and the Artsy Urban has beautiful butterflie! They are both coming out soon! (and I will be buying them soon :-) !!)  Oh, back to my book, I hope you like it, I had so much fun making it and will try to make a video tutuorial soon on some of the cool layouts and techniques I used for it!

Favorite New Scrapbook Website: Two Peas In A Bucket !!!

Hi all, sorry its been a while, been really busy!  Anyway, wanted to talk to you about my new fave scrapbooking website, !  I love thier store and online community, both are awesome, but I think the coolest thing about the website is all the wonderful youtube videos that they do each week to let thier customers and community members know all the "latest and greatest at twopeas" as they say as well as thier favorites and the hottest trends and products in scrapbooking!  I especially love the Warehouse Walks with Mellypea!  And other videos like Kristin's picks are always fun too!  So if you havn't checked it out yet, go TODAY and check out this awesome resource for us addicted scrapbookers!

(p.s. I included a pic of a pea necklace because everyone at twopeasinabucket call themselves "peas" and I thought they should all have a necklace like this as a kind of uniform! :-) )

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Minds Eye Sketch #8 Contest

This layout is for a contest that is up on the My Minds Eye Blog.  Check it out at
so you can see the challenge and all the people who have participated and entered their versions of the #8 sketch to try and win the contest.

Here is my layout, it is called "B is for Bride".  I hope you like it!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!!



So for Valentines Day, my husband Ryan got me some beautiful tulips AND the coolest gift ever!!---a new scrapbook room!
Ryan has painted the entire room, put up shelves, made me a desk and a paper tower and painted other furniture to go in the room and I have just started moving all my stuff in and organizing and decorating and it is looking fantastic!!! Although, of course it is still a work in progress, its already a huge improvement from what it was (check out the before and after).
I have also begun scrapping in there and that is so wonderful, to have a designated, special place to do my scrapbooking and not all over the couch in the living room or all over the bed in the bedroom. I have my own scrap/craft/sew room and it is so exciting!
To everyone out there, happy Valentines Day and I hope these pics of my room help to inspire you with your scrapbook space and if your hubby hasn't started one for you yet, show him this post and tell him to get on it! hehehe :-)

Video Tutorials Coming Soon!!!

I wanted to let you know that there will soon be video tutorials and live ustream crops coming soon to FairytaleScrapbook (and also on and! I will let you know when those are happening exactly. What will be on the video tutorials you ask? Well there will be mini albums, paper bag albums, classic 12x12 layouts (but with fun new twists and techniques), beyond the page paper crafting ideas, as well as tips on how to take the best pics, how to digitally enhance pics on photoshop, and how to make them pop on your projects! As for the ustream crops, well those will be across the nation and hopefully across the world crops where we can get together magically using the wonders of the internet and chat and scrapbook together!!! On those I will give fun tips and new scrapbooking ideas as well! Hope to see you soon!

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Scrapbooking Tool That I Love! ~ Not Out Yet Tim Holtz Die Cutting Machine

So this Tim Holtz Die Cutting Machine wont be out until July, but I already love it and want it so much!  It is the cutest little machine that is shaped like a suitcase!  It doesn't even have a name yet, but it will be a really awesome vintage suitcase die cut machine that can cut through chipboard, grungeboard, cardboard, and other thick material really fast which is so cool!  You just run it through the machine, no cranking or any work on your part, it looks super easy and handy-dandy :-) !  Here is a video of Tim Holtz showing off the prototype!

Scrapbook Furniture for Scrapbook Room

Sorry its been a few days. I had to have an operation. Anyway, I am working on putting together my scrapbook room and I wanted to share some of the products and furniture that I have been getting together to organize and design the room.

So here are some items that I got from Micheals. They are having a sale on all thier scrapbooking stuff right now, including all thier scrapbooking storage (probably to make room for all the new product that is coming out). I think the sale only lasts til tomorrow though so, if you see this I would hurry on over there. Anyway, the prices were awesome!

I wanted to get a really great desk for the space, one that was big and had a lot of storage so I got these scrapbook cubbies, two paper slot cubbies, one four-drawer cubbie, and one three drawer (with one ribbon drawer) cubbie, and one desk top all from Craft Storage Collection which my hubby, Ryan, is going to put together to make one big amazing scrapbooking desk for me.

Then I wanted a good shelfing unit to put on the wall for me to put embelishments on so I got the making memories Embelishment Center. I also have heard so many good things about the making memories Desktop Carousel that I decided to get one of those too to put my scissors and adhesive and stuff in so that its close at hand.

And finally, as I was pondering whether or not to get more cubbies to put more paper in, somebody tipped me off that there was kids storage on sale for really cheap that would work just as well and so I got four paper slot cubbies from Kids Craft Storage Collection (which was all the ones they had left) that were on clearance for $9.99!!! They are white and green but all I have to do is paint them and they are almost exactly the same as the other Craft Storage cubbies but for less!

Oh and I also got some cute embelishment jars :-)

Here are some pics of the kind of stuff I got. I hope that this helps inspire you in your efforts to organize your own scrapbooking space! I know I'm really excited for my new scrapbook room and I will keep you posted as I put the room together :-)