Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a big reader.....and have been for many years. I like all kinds of books, mystery, historical romance, autobiographies, Amish fiction....and this new book from New York Times Best Selling Author Cindy Woodsmall looks really really good! Here is a link to an excerpt of the the first chapter.....
As an added bonus, my readers are able to get The Christmas Singing (and any other title) for 30% off and free shipping if you use the promo code CHRISTMAS11 at checkout on WaterBrookMultnomah.com. The code expires on December 20, 2011.
Hurry and get your copy today!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Alright....I'll admit defeat! I promise that the next time I announce any kind of a series I will have done all of the projects ahead of time because I simply can't keep up with it any other way!
Yesterday I realized at the last minute that I didn't buy any wrapping paper for my niece's birthday gift....and anyone who knows me knows I ALWAYS have a gift that matches either a theme or at the very least a color scheme. I didn't think about it until the afternoon of the party as well so there wasn't time to jump into the car and run and get some! Here's the small tag I created at the last minute and was pleased that it turned out so sweet.
Not too shabby for a ten minute project huh?
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
It's a simple one really because the mini paint can with white snowflakes on it was super cute on it's own. But what stamper can leave something like that alone? Not this one! I took photos of it from multiple angles so you could get the idea of how it looks from all sides....
I added the small tag and the striped ribbon and love how it turned out. I hope the recipient will too!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
It's officially Christmas time and I for one am excited! I love this time of year and decided to celebrate it by featuring a new project every day for the first 12 days of the month. Are you with me? Have you made anything fun lately?
Thanks for dropping by!
Supplies used: All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated. Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock. Designer Paper: Mocha Morning. Ink: Stazon Black. Stamps: Delightful Decorations. Accessories: Ornament Punch, Black Satin Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
On a positive note, I stamped! I had a downline meeting with a sweet friend a few weeks ago and we swapped cards. Here's the one I made for her:
I used the Stitched Stockings from the mini catalog from Stampin' Up!. It's super cute and very versatile!
Thanks again for stopping by and have a good afternoon!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted....it's a good indication that I've been really, really busy lately!
I'm hosting a Christmas Stamp a Stack next Saturday and wanted to post the cards on here real quick this morning.....
Have a good day!
Linking to: Share Your Creations Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Marlena from Make Up Geek gives step by step instructions on a pink inspired look. She's beautiful and talented and even if you don't wear pink cosmetics, her techniques can be done in other colors as well.
Pink Diamond Nail Polish from Essie. It's the perfect shade of pink and looks beautiful on all skin tones. Every time I wear it someone compliments me so check it out!
I just happened to come across these FREE printables from Frog Prince Paperie while cruising around blog land. How perfect are they for this month? While I don't plan on using them for a party, I do intend to use them somehow in the scrapbook that I'm working on for Tammy.
Of course, I could let October go by without mentioning the Strength and Hope stamp set from Stampin' Up!. I'm happy to report that we raised over $60,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the campaign! How awesome is that?!
And last but not least, the Shop for a Cause selection from Philosophy. While I've not personally smelled any of these items yet, I love the products that I do have. And the thought that they even offer something like this makes me like them all that much more!
Have you been out and seen any special Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise or purchased anything that the proceeds went towards Breast Cancer Research? I'd love to hear about it!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I couldn't get this onto my blog fast enough! I have been a long time reader of Mabel's House and have found Liz to be delightful both in good times and bad. If you aren't a current reader of her blog, you are missing out so head on over and check her out!
I'm hoping to win an advance copy of her book entitled My (Not So) Storybook Life by posting an excerpt of it here. As many of you know, my best friend is currently fighting breast cancer so the portion of the book that most intrigues me is how Liz deals with the diagnosis and eventual loss of her friend to cancer.
No matter what your current stage of life, I suspect you will thoroughly enjoy this book!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Last night I decorated a small gift box for a special friend using the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!. One of the best parts of being a demonstrator is getting to see all of the ideas that other demonstrators share with us....and this box is no exception! I used Natalie Decker's boxes as my inspiration and went from there. I decided to go ahead and cover the whole box in lieu of just a band as Natalie did to make it just a little more special....
I'm hoping to get some time to do something creative this weekend....I don't know if it's the weather, a lack of motivation on my part or a simple case of missing mojo but I'm really having a hard time coming up with new cards, scrapbook pages and/or gift items. Am I the only one having this problem lately?
Have a good weekend!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I'm happy to report that Tammy came through her surgery quite well and is healing nicely. Thank you to all of you who committed to praying for her....I know without a doubt that God heard your prayers!
In between doctor appointments and everyday life, we've celebrated a few things over the last couple of weeks. My father in law turned 83 on September 5th and this is the card I made him:
I used the sample on page 16 of the Holiday Mini Catalog as my starting point. In fact, I CASED the entire thing because I liked it so much! I used a retired sentiment stamp but everything else is current.
On September 9th my mom had a birthday and while I will not reveal her age, I will share the card with ya! This is the first time I've used the Sweets for Sweet stamp set and I overall I like the way the card turned out.
Last but not least, I attended a graduation ceremony for Safe Family Ministries and made cards for all the graduates. Each one was done with a different designer paper but used the same layout. They turned out lovely as well.....
Thank you for stopping by....have a good evening!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-08-26 22:13:16 UTC
I'll send your goodies to you next week. I have a little surprise for both Theresa and Susie too though so if you ladies will email me with your mailing address, I'll send your goodies at the same time.
Thank you for entering!