Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yes, I'm Here!

It's been a while since I posted anything because I've been a little busy trying to get my taxes together to send my mom (who works for H&R Block and can do mine for free). I think I've about got that done so I took some time yesterday to play. Because I do have a baby, I have lots of baby food jars and I hated just throwing them away (for some strange reason they don't recycle glass here) so I finally had the thought to save them and make them into little gifts to give my bunco pals at our last bunco (coming up in May). So, yesterday I put one together. This is what I came up with:
What do you think? I like the play on words "little things" because I'm probably going to fill them with "little" candy like mini m&m's or something like that. Plus, it's a little jar. Post a comment and tell me what you think! I doubt I'll make them all the same but this one came together pretty easily. Yes, I'm still loving the scallop circle punch - what's not to love about it?!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm inspired to Scrapbook!

YAY! I haven't scrapbooked in so long and my friend, Amy, was in a mood to scrapbook over the weekend and posted some of her pages on her blog. After looking at them I was inspired! So, last night I actually sat down and created Ellie's title page for her scrapbook. Until Friday I didn't even have an album for her but I saw one at Hobby Lobby and knew it was the one:

Notice the brown and pink theme, right? Plus, I love paisleys - I think I get that from my husband! {smile} I haven't replaced the picture on the front yet so obviously that's not Ellie! It's on my to do list - I have to find just the right picture! So, here is the title page I created. You will notice it's quite simple but that's okay. I used the 8x10 hospital picture (that I don't really care for) and since it's 8x10 there's not a whole lot else you can do... (Did you notice my continuing love of the scallop circle punch? Plus the pink and brown - not sure if all the pages will be pink and brown, though, because I have some other beautiful patterned paper and colors to use!) I'm already working on the next page but have to wait for a couple of pictures to come in before I can completely finish it. I'll post it when I have it done. I'm just excited to be at it again!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Special Offering!!!

Since our move, it's been quite hard getting business going and we'll be moving again in a few months so it's even harder to pick things up now. So, I'm offering a special to anyone who views my blog and would like to take advantage of a great deal!!! As most of you know, Sale-a-bration is going on now (see previous post to find out more) and with every $50 you spend, you are eligible to pick a set from our Sale-a-bration mini-catalog absolutely FREE!! Well, from now until Sale-a-bration ends (March 17, 2008) I am offering in addition to that, a FREE ink pad of your color choice (we have 48 exclusive colors PLUS our In Color colors to choose from) PLUS any of the following retired sets I have ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!!!
The sets are:
Alpha Shadows, Burst into Bloom, Delightful Doodles, Festive Four, Fresh Fillers, Fun Filled, Holiday Blocks, Hung Up on the Holidays, In the Sky, Itty Bitty Borders, Made from Scratch, Mini Messages, Mostly Flowers, Pocket Full of Posies, Quick & Cute, Simple Wishes, Stars & Swirls, Teeny Tinies, The Fine Print, Very Merry and Very Punny.
If you are unsure as to what some of these look like, you can see most of them here. If there's one you don't see a picture of and would like to see one, please let me know! You can email me at or by leaving a comment. I look forward to hearing from you!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Baby Thank You Cards

A while back before Eliana was born, I got on a role of making Baby thank you cards to send for shower gifts and gifts we got in the mail. I got quite a few made but, unfortunately, after they were gone, I haven't ever made any more so I'm WAY behind on sending out thank you's! So, if you sent us a gift, we do appreciate your thoughtfulness and we apologize for not thanking you sooner! Before I mailed any cards, I did take a few pictures and I really like how they look all together so I decided to share a couple of the pictures. As you can tell, I went with a pink and brown theme and everything I used has since been discontinued but I still love them. Using patterned paper can make your cards quick and easy plus spice them up at the same time!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Personalized Cards

I was browsing through Splitcoaststampers the other day and came across a card I loved (click here to see the card on this person's blog) and knew I had to CASE (copy) it. I changed the colors a little and made four of them since I was on a role. Here's a picture of all four:

Yes, I'm still into Baroque Motifs! {smile} I think these look really classy and you can use them as thank you, thinking of you, or just about anything cards! There are three different cards and two of them are the same, can you find them? I really love the Groovy Guava - it's one of our "In Color" colors this year and it's pretty groovy! I hope you are able to sit and create some cards for yourself!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Ian's Valentine Mailbox

Ian ended up not having school yesterday. Apparently there have been so many illnesses, the school decided to close on Friday so they could come in and disinfect (sp?) everything. So, that means we had an unexpected day together. It worked out well because it gave us some extra time to do his mailbox for class that was supposed to be due Friday but because of no school it's due Monday! I allowed Ian to pick whatever patterned paper he wanted and he ended up picking this paper that I think was from last year's Sping mini. I tried to be good and let him have "creative control." I did draw the line when he wanted to use red ribbon, though! {smile} Because it's for school, we did his name on the front. I think it turned out pretty cute and he really likes it and that was the point!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Now is a GREAT time to join a GREAT company!

During Sale-a-Bration not only will you receive a FREE stamp set of your choice from the Spring-Summer collection (up to a $47.95 value) you will also receive 20% off the cost of the starter kit!!!!!!!! You can click here to see the flyer. The starter kit from now until March 17 will be $159!!! This is a great deal. Contact me NOW if you are interested in joining a great company and being a part of my team!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Projects for Spouse Social

I was asked to do a craft for a spouse social that's happening on Monday and I finally sat down to put it together last night (nothing like the last minute, right? Actually I wouldn't put it past me to have waited until Sunday evening so, technically, I'm a little ahead! {smile}). This is what I came up with. These are supposed to be for our hubby's but what's nice is that it could be for a friend, too. The picture on the top is the projects with the pull-out closed and the one on the right is with the pull-treat open so you can see what it does. For the card I used a set that's been retired for years but I love it and thought it was appropriate for that night since the theme for the evening is CHOCOLATE!! From my previous post you can tell I've been on a Baroque Motifs kick so I thought it only right to use it for the pull-treat. I would say for $2 the ladies that come and do these are getting a pretty good deal, wouldn't you?