Monday, September 27, 2010


Good afternoon!  I have a lot to be thankful for, but like everyone, I need reminding sometimes.  I made these pretty framed home decor items and I love them.  I plan to give one as a gift to my mother.

Aren't they nice?  The saying is a decor element applied directly to the glass, so I can change the paper insert and stay thankful all year long!  That paper in these ones is from the Autumn Spice package in the Holiday Mini catalog.  All of the patterns are fantastic.  It is a textured cover weight paper so it is sturdy enough for lots of different applications and projects.  I also used the new Tasteful Trim die and my Big Shot (love it!) to make the scallop border.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Play Dates To Remember

Good afternoon friends!

Today I have a calendar to share with you.  I like the More Time Mom calendars, but find them so big (and often not very cute).  So, I decided to make one using Stampin' Up! products that I love.    (Hey, look!  It matches my blog!)

I love this.  I used The Days-To-Remember Calendar, Play Date Designer Series Paper, and Play Date Quick Accent adhesive die-cuts.  The die cuts come with so many pieces that I will be marking important dates with them throughout the year.  Rather than scrapbooking on the left side, I printed out a table of the dates in the moth so that I can expand on notes that I make on the calendar side.  There are also more than enough accents and designer papers left to make some other great projects to help keep me organized.

Cute, right?  I just covered a glass votive holder with my favorite paper from the Play Date DSP pack, tied it with a bit of Old Olive satin ribbon and hung a few coordinating punched mini tags.  The notebook cover is something that I made with my friend and fellow demonstrator Lisa .  I love having something cute to put my notepads in . . . it makes having list so much more fun.  This one is for things that my kids let me know that they need for school.

Anyway, the Fed-Ex guy just delivered a new box of goodies.  Something that I need for another project with the Play Date sets is in there.  Stay tuned!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blue Christmas?


So, I was at Costco the other day and lo and behold they had Christmas stuff out already.  Yep!  Christmas stuff!  Right there in the same aisle as the back to school supplies and Halloween costumes.  I thought to myself, "Well, if they can . . . so can I!"  So, I have a couple of really cute (albeit very early) Christmas home decor items to show you.

Very pretty, right?  I stamped this the inserts for the tray using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, and Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue inks, and Platinum Shimmer paint.  I accented the Whisper White cardstock with the beautiful new adhesive backed rhinestones.  Here is a closer look.

It is hard to capture the beauty and shimmer in photos, but believe me, in person, this is fantastic!

The second part I wanted to show you is this pretty candy bowl.

Please ignore the kids fingerprints.  Those show up perfect in a photograph . . . of course.  This project is so simple, but makes a really nice, quick home decor idea.  I took a simple glass rose bowl and used some of the Flurry Decor Elements to decorate it.  I took trimmed the bigger ones (cut in half actually) and then just applied them to the bowl.  You could easily get three of these size bowls out of one package.  Makes a perfect little last minute gift for a friend.

Anyway, that is my early Christmas gift to you.  Ho Ho Hope you like it.  (I know, horrible).

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Math

So, I believe I said something about a math lesson.

Well, here it is:
2 +2 + 2 = 1

I know, new math is confusing.  Let me explain.

2 kids returning to school


2 cars that need replacing


2 weeks for it to all happen in


1 bottle of wine

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  The are no stupid questions.

Check back later for some stamping.

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