Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween: Jib Jab style

Happy Halloween

From my family to yours
Have a safe & happy halloween

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My new Fav

It has been a few weeks since returning from an annual Startup Princess event called Touchpoint and I have yet to blog about any of it ...

One of the highlights on the Friday night party was meeting Mindy Gledhill, and extraordinary and talented singer & song writer - and she's pretty too! I have literally been listening to her music everyday since I bought it and it doesn't get old. Now all I need to do is spread the work so that she'll come to OC for a concert!!  

Check out her website to hear more of her music & enjoy!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2011 {Lovely} Desk Calendars

I have just added 2011 Desk Calendars to the Swanky Shop and these are definitely going to dress up your desk! A pretty new design for each month.

All designs featured on the 2011 calendar were taken from the best sellers and adapted to create something even better.

Even better news is that they are free. I said FREE!

Yes, I am giving these away because let's face it - everyone likes free goodies. Especially when it's pretty!

The 2011 desk calendars come in a CD case and the case also serves as the stand to sit on your desk or counter. You can even keep it by your home phone for a quick reference.

These lovely little things make great gifts!

{and p.s. I only ordered a limited supply of these ~ get yours before they are gone!}

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Not too long ago we headed north to see my parents, who live along the central coast. It's gorgeous there!
We went to celebrate my Dad's birthday - It was a surprise. Pulling off this surprise for my dad was a miracle. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother - we all managed to free up a weekend to celebrate this occasion. Working in cahoots with my mom, my sisters and I invited the guests, made all the arrangements and prepared for the festivities.

My Dad said that even after he heard everyone yell "Surprise!" he didn't know the party was for him. Only after he saw all of us there ... and the grand-kids running up to him, did he realize this party was his!

The kids were so excited to see grandpa!

Grandpa with all 12 grand kids!

The day after the party my family got together again and had a big breakfast before we all had to head back to our various homes. It was a short & quick trip - but worth it to surprise my dad!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Destination: China

Here is a recent wedding invitation I created off of one of my stationery designs. Grace and her fiance are getting married in China. She wanted to send out invitations but also use to follow up with. I altered the Sen Sen design and made a fold over invitation and then added a red version of Sen Sen to my pingg collection.

Congratulations Grace & Jonathan!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Free Printables : Wise Owl Bookplates

Bookplates measure 3 1/2 x 4 inches. Feel free to print at any time. These bookplates are not going away. I prefer to print out on stickers. Avery brand makes this exact size and can be found at most office supply stores. In addition, sometimes you can find the office supply store brand carrying  this size in stores. Or you can print on any cardstock and simply tape or glue to the inside of your favorite book.