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A Year In Review: 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I guess it's that time of the year again to do a recap. I always find the end of the year hard. I love winter and Christmas so much. I wish it was year round. This year I have so much to be thankful for. So many things happened to me this year and I am grateful and feel truly blessed. I have so much to look forward to in 2014 and I know it will only get better from there. Of course, I have to thank all of you, my friends, for all my blessings. Without you I wouldn't be where I am now, doing what I love; scrapbooking. I think this craft has taught me so much and has opened my eyes in so many ways. Iv'e met so many wonderful people and taught so many fun classes in different places this year. I can't believe how fast it went by. Of course my biggest highlight is working for the best company in the world, Prima. A lot of what I do I owe to Prima, for giving me an opportunity to educate others on their wonderful products. I wanted to share with you all my favorite projects of 2013. I will TRY to cap it at 10 LOL, I may not, who knows! Let's see:











Oh, how I love these projects. Thanks for allowing me to share them with you, I can't wait to share what is coming in 2014! I am SO excited....


Until then, Happy New Year friends. I hope you and your family are blessed and that this new year brings you tons of happiness. You deserve it.

xo

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hello Everyone!

Wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful day full of cheer and happiness. I wanted to announce the winner of the blog hop prize:


luv46kdz said...
Holy macaroni Frank, I'm tryin to catch my breath here! HI :) I'm Paula, new follower and sick insane lover of the new issue of Paperhaus! What an absolute beauty, it is just page after page of gorgeous inspiration. Then you go and throw a hop in too!?! *POP* that was just my head flying off my shoulders ;) Keep up the good work each issue is truly a work of art.....

Congratulations Paula! Please e-mail me fgar30@gmail.com to claim your prize! HUGE congrats!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day and that all of your wishes came true on this special day... I am grateful for each and every one of you and everyone that has supported me this year. I love you all!

I leave you with this sneak peek:


All I can say is, I am SO excited for 2014. This collection is truly **special** in so many ways.
xo

PaperHaus Magazine Winter Issue 2013 + Blog Hop!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome Friends!
I always get excited when there is a new magazine release. PaperHaus is my baby after all. I have to say it has grown so much in the past year that I am still in disbelief that this is happening. 6 issues later I still look back and remember when I was planning on creating an online magazine. I want to thank all my friends who support me along the way. I have to say this magazine is a labor of love and I couldn't do it without the support of all the contributors, my friends, and hubby. Anyway, I don't want to get teary eyed! Here is the NEW PaperHaus Winter Issue 2013!


Beautiful isn't it? I love the cover, it's one of my favorite covers ever! I am so excited for you to see it! Just click on the cover to go there now! 


If you are coming from the PaperHaus Blog you are on the right track. We are hopping for the 12 Days of Christmas. FUN FUN. I want to share with you an album I am making on Live With Prima this upcoming Tuesday December 3rd 11:00 AM PST. It's a lovely December album that I just simply love! Take a look...




I am also doing a giveaway today! I am giving away 5 packs of my favorite Prima flowers!


All you have to do is leave me a comment below and become a follower of my blog! Easy peasy! Your next stop is Trina's blog!



PaperHaus Magazine www.thepaperhaus.com
Frank Garcia www.hausofw.com


Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!
xo

Thank You Reno

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hello Everyone!
Happy Friday! It's been a busy week for me, gearing up for CHA and preparing for the Holidays, it feels like its GO GO GO! I enjoy being busy. I just got back this week from Scrapbook Paradise in Reno Nevada. I have to say every time I go there I have the most amazing time. The people there are dimly wonderful, so loving, kind, and passionate about scrapbooking. The owner, Laura, is a sweetheart. Truly sweet and kind! Me and Jodie Lee had a chance to once again teach at this store and we had a blast! Driving up to Reno is about 8 hours from Los Angeles. Which is quite a ride. However it is very scenic, beautiful forests and lakes. I love doing the drive, you don't even feel it. Here is a little re-cap of our trip down to Reno:




It was windy and chilly!


Mono Lake :)




I wanted this shabby bench in my home. :(


Packing kits!


















Yep, that was Reno in a nutshell. I would do it again in a heartbeat. It's so peaceful there and I love, love the people. So welcoming and sweet. Thanks Laura for having us in your store once more and I cannot wait until next year! I am excited to see what 2014 will bring!!

xo

Le Plus Beau Visage

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Thursday Friends!
I gotta say I love rainy days! It is raining today in Los Angeles! Woohooo! So what a perfect day to scrapbook and craft right? Well today I wanted to share a new layout I made exclusively for The Scrapbook Diaries! Have you had any time where the papers you own are just not the right ones? Well I had a situation quite like that, so I decided to create my own background using different mediums and sprays. Check it out:








This layout is filled with techniques and amazing embellishments! Would you like to try it yourself? Head on to The Scrapbook Diaries to get your own kit! Click HERE. I had so much fun with this layout, I hope you get to try it as well.

I hope you have a wonderful scrapping day!
xo

Live With Prima Today

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hello Friends!
Happy Tuesday!
I am back from Reno! I will be on Live With Prima today making some lovely cards using the Prima Holiday Jubilee Collection! Love these pretty cards!! I also wanted to share an ornament I made for our Ornament series going on right now on Live With Prima. Remember that this Card Kit is available for purchase at The Scrapbook Diaries CLICK HERE to purchase!






I made an ornament using some of the Aglow leaves. I love the rustic layered look of it!!! So easy to do! I always decorate my Christmas Tree with gold/bronze ornaments, love it!




Pretty huh? Love it! I hope you guys can join me today! I go live at 11:00 AM PST on Ustream CLICK HERE for the Live With Prima Channel.

See You There!
xo

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