Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Mountain of the Dragon

I have a fabulous Etsy shop for all your Fabric Lovers out there!! We are so excited to introduce another Sponsor: Mountain of the Dragon Fabric Boutique!!

Monica has stocked her Etsy shop with such beautiful Fabrics!! She has a really amazing selection too - from fabulous designer fabrics to those darling hard-to-find Japanese fabrics!!

She has gorgeous Anna Maria Horner fabrics - look at the variety!!

Anna Maria Horner Fabric - Loulouthi Collection - 30 Half Yard Bundle

How cute are these Far Far Away prints from Heather Ross? I need that little clothesline fabric. For what, I have no idea. But I will figure it out.

Heather Ross - Far, Far Away, Chapter 3 - Fat Quarter Bundle of 10 Snow White Prints

She has a great assortment of unique and fun trims too - look at Red Riding Hood!!!

Little Red Riding Hood Ribbon - Farbenmix Ribbon - 1 yard

You can also find a huge selection of gorgeous Echino fabrics - in the cutest prints!! I LOVE the unique styles of these!

Pick any 4 Fat Quarters from the Fall 2010 Echino Collection

(And you are going to love them too hint hint!!!) ;)

We are so excited about Monica's generous sponsorship of the Social!! Please go check out her fun shop and browse around a while!!
We'd love it if you'd heart her shop too - so you remember to shop there in the future!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Heavenly Hostess: They're going to be very hospitable! (Twice.)

We are so excited about our newest sponsor!
Heavenly Hostess makes the most Ah-Mazing aprons! They also have a boutique full of fun, kitschy products to make your home a little more fun and your next party a bit more memorable!

Not only is Heavenly Hostess a participating shop on our Swag Walk...  after our luncheon at The Filling Station, they have invited us to come back to their store for a Martini Madness party! How hospitable and lovely is THAT!?

We'll sip on delicious Cosmos, spend a little more time together, check out their shop and have a chance to win one of 3 fabulous giveaways, the grand prize being an apron of your choice!  

And believe me, these are no ordinary aprons.  Check out these beauties!  
This is one of my favorites....

Aprons - Kitschy Cocktail

Of course, if I wore this one, it wouldn't matter if I burned dinner...
Aprons - Cheetah, Black & Gold

I love these halter aprons too...
Aprons - Mod Martini

They have such amazing products! Click here to see more of their great designs.

You are going to fall in love with this shop and all of their fun products! We could not be more excited about this fun addition to the SoCal Social!  We sure hope you join us.  Click here to register and get your ticket.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Fudge Ripple

We have such a fun Sponsor Highlight for you today!! I'd like to introduce you to Christy from Fudge Ripple!

fudge ripple

At Fudge Ripple you can find amazing recipes - from desserts to main entrees - to almost anything!!

I want to show off some of my favorites . . .

We have to start with dessert first, because - well - it's the best!

Christy's Harvest Trifle would be perfect this time of year!! Full of pound cake, custard, ganache and marmalade - it sounds amazing!! It would be great for fall entertaining too!

She recently shared the recipe for this amazing Poblano Macaroni and Cheese. We love mac and cheese around here - and I can't wait to try this southwest version!

She also has an amazing banana bread recipe - she calls Island's Best Banana Bread! She tops it with a mixture of peanut butter, honey and cream cheese. Hello. YUM!

Aren't you hungry now?? :)
Me too.

Go visit Christy over at Fudge Ripple. You'll find lots of other great recipe ideas  - she also has a fun Tuesday Night Supper Club recipe linky - so you can find even more inspiration every week!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Quirk Books!

We have a Fabulous new sponsor today...
one to inspire and get our creative minds in gear...

I LOVE a fun craft book...and that is what Quirk Books has for you! They have numerous titles like Crafting with Cat Hair (I am so intrigued, I cannot even tell ya!)

and Microcrafts - all about micro crafty goodness!

Don't those sound fun! Well, if you are coming to the SoCal Social, you could have a chance to win one of ten giveaways that include three books:

Go check out their Homemade Community for some more awesomeness!

You can also connect with Quirk on Facebook

Just for reading get a hot scoop...
If you're a craft blogger and want some review copies,
contact Eric at

A Big Welcome and Thank You to Quirk Books!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Ashley Childs Jewelry

Are you ready just fall in love?

Let me introduce you to one of my Favorite new Jewelry Shops, Ashley Childs!!

Ashley is a super talented SoCal jewelry designer - with an Etsy shop full of amazing pieces!!

She makes beautiful pieces with this gorgeous fringe. Take a look at this stunning necklace!

Oxidized Sterling, Simple Fringe Necklace, Sterling Silver, AC7781

I'm a sucker for pretty earrings - and these Pearl and Argentium Silver Earrings are beautiful!!

Pearl & Argentium Silver Earrings, AC8144

This Crystal, Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet is so delicate - you could wear it with anything!!

Crystal, Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet, AC0347

These Sterling Silver and Turquoise Earrings are going on my Christmas List I think - I just love the color!!

Delicate Sterling Silver Turquoise Dangle Earrings, AC6573

I hope you stop by Ashley's shop and check it out - there is a lot of gorgeousness to see!!

You can also Like her Facebook Page and follow her on Twitter!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Decal Lab

We have a fun Sponsor Highlight for you today!!
I'd like to introduce you to Decal Lab!!

Decal Lab has a great Etsy Shop and a Fun new Full Website coming soon!
Let me show off a few of the fun things you can find in their shop!
I love this MacBook Decal - and they have other great designs too!

Apple Juice - Macbook Vinyl Decal
They have a wide variety of fun Car Decals too!
Hibiscus - Hawaiian Flower - Vinyl Decal - Buy 2 get 1 FREE
Check out the fun Wall Decals they have too!!
LARGE - 2 Color - Oriental Branches and Leaves - Matte Vinyl Wall Decal Vintage Robot wall decal sticker - vinyl decal
They can also do custom names!!

Decal Lab is a perfect source for decals of all types!! Cars, stores, trucks, cell phones, tablets, laptops, macbooks, notebooks, mirrors, walls, just about anywhere!

Make sure you stop by and check them out!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Filling Station Cafe

We are getting so close to the SoCal Social - only three weeks away!!

The shopping, swag and giveaways are going to be so awesome. But that's not all!! The lunch we have planned is going to be fabulous too!

It's being held at the historic Filling Station Cafe - right in the Orange Circle.

The Cafe used to be a functioning gas station over 100 years ago.

Filling Station Cafe

It is such a charming restaurant - and the staff is so great!! The patio (where we'll be) is gorgeous too - tons of flowers and plants.

We have a great selections of sandwiches and salads from their menu for you - you're going to love them!

(I can personally vouch for the Tuscan Sandwich and the Sesame House Chicken Salad. Hello yumminess!!)

Have you registered yet?? If you haven't we'd love to have you join us! It's going to be a blast. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Bamboo Pink!

I'm so excited to introduce you to a great jewelry line - Bamboo Pink!!

Bamboo Pink is a direct sales jewelry company and the consultant sponsoring our event is Katharine Devinney.

The jewelry she carries is just gorgeous!! Let me show them off a little:

There are beautiful Necklace, Rings, Earrings, Bracelets and more!

Take a look at this pretty Birdcage Pendant:

 And I love these Rio Coral Hoops:

This braided Stacker Ring is so pretty too!

Feel free to shop around - I'm sure you'll find lots you love!

Katherine also has a blog - Kat's Purrfect Boutique - you can say hi to her there too!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A big "thank you" to Lifestyle Crafts!

Letterpress makes me swoon!
And it can do the same for you!
The SoCal Social is pleased to welcome
Lifestyle Crafts and as latest sponsor.
Lifestyle Crafts offers an amazing array of dies,
paper and specialty media..and of course the one-of-its-kind
Epic 6 Letterpress!
And guess what, we will be giving one of the Epic 6 comb kits away at the SoCal Social event. Oh yeah, you heard right! What an amazing prize!

This machine cuts, and embosses, and helps you create beautifully chic letterpress cards, stationary and crafts at home!

Here is the fry box die embellished with
a party flag insert dye and letterpress plate.

Thank you Lifestyle Crafts. 
We love your products are are so happy to welcome you as a sponsor!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sponsor Highlight -

We have another fabulous Sponsor to introduce you to today! - websites & design

Here's a little summary of from Aimee's website:
" provides professional copywriting for websites & print media, small business & non-profit websites and unlimited hosting plans."

If you are thinking about starting a blog or website, or making the switch to Wordpress, Aimee can help you with that! | Custom WordPress Blog

She offers Website Design and Hosting, and she can also help you with your Printing too.
Can you say Business Cards??? :)

You can check out the Blog here: She has fun Saturday Spotlights and updates on all her website info!

Make sure you stop by and check out the site!! There is lots of great info for those of you starting a website or wanting to update your current one!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sponsor Highlight: Canvas Corp

Today, we have the privilege of introducing you to one of our newest sponsors...
Canvas Corp.
Canvas Corp is one of the funnest most innovative companies around.
Bridging the gap between creativity, hardware, home decor, remodeling,
and crafting - Canvas Corp has it all!

Inspired by Designers.
Developed by Merchants.
Created for Every Home.
"Canvas Corp
is made up of a creative team of Designers and Merchants with a
collective focus that brings simple and creative items into the craft
and home markets. Through unique products, packaging and merchandising
our goal to inspire creativity by offering blank and basic items."
We are so excited that Canvas Corp is going to be a part of the SoCal Social.  They are sponsoring the event with some cute shopping bags, some swag, and a giveaway!
Really? I am not kidding! You all are so lucky!
Canvas Corp carries a full line of designer accessories that can be used on everything from paper crafts to mixed media to buntings!

Want to make a sweet little bunting...look no further.
A wide assortment of shapes make it super easy.

Or how about some cute tags with their chalk stock!
Looking to throw party...fancy up the cupcake stand.

Canvas Corp offers a complete selection of home decor items as well from pillow covers to rugs to space planning kits to scrap book and specialty papers to decorative clothespins, and thumbtacks
Of course we cannot forget the canvases!
Burlap, denim, all shapes and sizes...look what you can make...

Welcome and thank you to Canvas Corp!
Go visit their website, LIKE them on Facebook
or download their catalog, and be inspired!
(all photos courtesy of Canvas Corp)