Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thank you Giveaway !!

Good morning gals !! I just popped in to check on my work email and decided to check on the blog........I can't believe we hit 10,000 hits !!! I know it's minor compared to all of the great blogs out there, but it's a milestone to me !

In honor of our 10,000 hit anniversary, I thought it was time for a giveaway !! I have a box full goodies----stamps, ink, ribbon, etc. for this occasion !! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and we'll select a winner on Monday. Tell us what you like about the blog, what you'd like to see more of, anything you want !!

I just want to say thank you for being a part of this blog with me. You gals are wonderful and I appreciate you taking time to come visit !! Have a great weekend !!

Stacy : )

Monday, January 25, 2010

Time for a getaway..................

Happy Monday gals !! I just wanted to pop in and let ya know I'm taking a week off......I'm getting ready for a trip to Cedar Crest for the weekend with some girlfriends. Scrapbooking, good food & good company !! So, I have some things to finish up before I leave on Friday. Hope everyone has a great week and I can't wait to post some pics next Monday !!


Friday, January 22, 2010

A little bit of sewing......

My plan for tonight was to finish up the rag tote that I was making for myself.....aren't those fabrics super cute ???

But as it goes, the kids saw me plug in the sewing machine and ran at me like a herd of buffalos !! "Mommy, mommy I want a purse !!" all 3 of them kept shouting....including my little boy lol So, I again had to put myself aside and work on 2 purses and a drawstring tote. This is my oldest with hers:
This is my youngest daughter with hers:

I didn't get a good pic of my son's bag, but I keep trying to tell him it's a bag not a purse !! He's so funny !! All of the fabric were scrap packs I picked up at Joann's. The girls haven't taken them off yet and my son put his in his special spot at bedtime.........
That's all of the creative juice I can squeeze out of myself tonight. Have a great weekend everyone !!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy MLK Day !!

First and foremost....happy MLK Day !! It's been a pretty slow day around here, house to clean, kids to bathe. We did have some excitement though !! My baby girl had her first guitar lesson today !! I think I was more excited than she was lol......She looked so grown up carrying that bubble gum pink guitar into her lesson !! I know she'll do great ! She loves music !!

My card I wanted to show tonight is one of many projects that I've done over the past few days. There is an awesome store in KS and they're looking for 4 design team members. I thought I'd give it a try !!

The bottom of the card was being stubborn.....there is a strip of plaid on the inside that just didn't want to show itself : )

Have a great night !!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Take note...............

Friday is finally here and luckily it's a 3 day weekend !! The weather is finally warming up (by warm I mean 30 and I might actually get some time to work on some projects !!

Tonight I wanted to show you a post-it note holder I made for my office. I actually got the idea from one of the hundreds of blogs I cruised the other day, but unfortunately I forgot which one ! So thank you for the inspiration if you're reading this !!

The base of the holder is a 4x6 clear plastic picture frame that I picked up at the Dollar Tree. With a picture in it, it sits long ways (does that make sense ??) I cut a piece of cs down to the same size and inked the edges. I cut a scrap piece of pp down and inked the edges on it also. I used a SU punch to stamp my sentiment on and stamped and cut the bird to finish it off. After the paper pieces were assembled, I slid them into the picture frame. Since I'm left-handed, I decided to stick the post-it notes on the right side. I finished it off with some orange ribbon. the whole thing cost around 1.50 !! How cool is that ??

Hope you have a great and productive weekend !! Time to bust out some new supplies : )


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last of the monograms...I promise!

Hey there! How've you been? I've got a lot going on in the little head of mine so this is going to be a quick post tonight! These are the last of the monograms I made for my sister.

I used Lemon Tart ink and card stock on a cream colored background and Polka Dot Basics Two with the Just Rite Monogram stamper.
Here I used Spring Rain ink and card stock with a cream colored background and Damask Designs with the Just Rite Monogram stamper. I added a few little rhinstones to the middle monogram and really liked the way it turned out!

To give these sets away, I boxed them up, ten cards and ten envelopes, in PTI's clear card box. Super easy and quick!
Have a great night!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Hollywood !!!

It's hard to believe that at 10:37 am tomorrow morning, my baby girl is going to turn 5. It feels like she's been with us for many more years than that !! Her nickname, Hollywood fits her to a T.....she's spunky, smart, beautiful and full of life. She's a tomboy/diva and her laughter lights up my day.

After her first of 3 parties (uhhhhh....) we made cupcakes for her class at school:

And no party is complete without goody bags:

We made the little bags out of 2 top note dies that we stitched on 3 sides. We stamped Happy Birthday in pink and put a little stickle dot of purple on the "i". We strung through some hot pink ribbon and filled with goodies !!

Thank you Holly for choosing me and daddy to be your parents !! You mean so much to us and I can't imagine one day without you !! Happy Birthday princess !! I love you !!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Inspiration and a Notebook.....

Hope everyone is staying warm !! I can't believe how cold it's been here in the Midwest the last week.....I'm ready for some sunshine !!

I have 2 things for ya tonight....first off is my basket of ribbon that was inspired by Nichole Heady's ribbon storage. I chose to put mine in a basket to make it a little easier to rummage through and I skipped the straight pins and chose to knot the ends....

I ended up rolling 70 rolls of ribbon.......this basket is huge and barely looks

The second for tonight is a notepad that I covered to carry in my purse. I found it at the dollar tree along with the clothespins. Nothing too fancy, just some scrap pp, letters cut from the cricut and some glossy accents on the flower "o".....

well gals, I'm freezing down here and I think the girls are ready to watch a movie !! Stay warm and have a great weekend !!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

More Monograms!

Good morning! It began snowing yesterday around noon and was still snowing when I went to bed around 10:30 PM. After the snow stopped, the winds started up and we had some drifting, mostly around our front porch. This, of course, is the side of the driveway which I park on. (just like we talked about the other day Stacy:) and no, I'm not going to try and back out into it!) The temperatures are going to drop like crazy the next few days, we're expecting a HIGH of -3 on Saturday but then warm back up next week. Unfortunately, the weathermen are saying they expect a lot more of the white stuff over the next two months before spring hits. I noticed this morning that Atlanta is supposed to get snow, so this crazy winter weather is happening everywhere it seems! Well, on to my project for the day!

Some more monogram cards for my sister! This time using Terracotta Tile ink and card stock, ivory card stock, Damask Designs set and Just Rite Monogram Stamper. Notice the Christmas paper in the background? Yeah, I took these pictures before the holiday and my lazy buns never got them posted! That's it for today, just a quickie little post. I'm off to keep my little family warm! I hope you're all safe and toasty wherever you may be!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Guess what?

More snow tomorrow! Lucky us! We're having super cold temperatures and the snow just keeps coming! Abie has had school the last two days, not sure if she'll have it tomorrow or not. We'll have to wait and see. Today's post is from the set of monogram gift cards I made for my sister.

I used Polka Dot Basics Two, Raspberry Fizz ink, Raspberry Fizz and ivory card stock. For stamps, I used the Just Rite Monogram Stamper. It really made these note cards a breeze!I hit the grocery store this afternoon, along with everyone else in town, we needed a few things just in case we get snowed in. Hope all is warm and well where you are!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Mish's Sketch ...........

Happy Monday gals !! Hope everyone is staying's been so cold here, we have snow that I swear won't melt until July !! The kids are wanting to go out soooo bad, but I can't let them go out in single digits !! We did an experiment this morning---we put a tupperware container with about a 1/2 cup of water out on the deck to see how long it would take to only took 18 minutes !! I think that changed their minds lol

Ohhhh Mish !! What a great sketch ! My youngest daughter will be 5 next week and I thought this would be a perfect card for her. It has all the colors she likes and was a lot of fun to make:

The sentiment is a little hard to see, but it says "you're so sweet" (one of these days I'm gonna break down and buy a new camera !!)

Thanks for stopping by---stay warm and have a great day !!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A summer card...

because is so freakin' cold here! It's freeeeeeezing here! Single digits for the lows and teens for the highs. Brr. We're doing our best to stay warm. We've got a fire going and we're all huddled under blankets, except for our youngest who seems to not be bothered one bit by the cold temps! Today's card is the summer card I made to go with the Christmas tea towel set I made. It bears a striking resemblance to the Veteran's Day card I made for my dad.

This card is 4x4 and I rounded the corners. I also added a bit of vintage trim and some thin red ribbon. I really wish it was 4th of July weather right now! Have a nice weekend!