Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friends from the big city

This day seemed like it would never get here! Two awesome girlies that I met in July are coming for a visit today. Carol and Christa are fellow stampers and CafeMom members, which is where I originally met them. They will be here shortly and I'll be showing them my side of Michigan.

Neither of them have been to Hobby Lobby!!! How exciting will this be ???....I just hope they don't leave here broke!! Their husbands may never let them com to my house again! I am surprised that there aren't any Hobby Lobby stores in their neck of the woods considering we have two within a half hour of each other!

From there, we'll head to Lansing's one and only local scrapbook store. We will probably hit Michaels and Joann's while were out and about. So that is what is in store for today :)
The other day I had the chance to make a few cards and here is another one that I made using one of my new Stampin' Up! sets. This one is from Two Cool Dudes. I can't resist a set that has adorable snowmen in it!
I'm hoping to be able to get a lot more done this weekend as my in-laws have Ashlinn. She seems to be having fun and hasn't cried to come home. YAY!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New stuff!

I know, I's been a few days since I last updated. I've been super, errr waaaay too busy at work to even think about being creative. My new Fall/Winter 2008 order came today and after spending a good hour and a half mounting 15 sets of die cut stamps I only had half an ounce of creativity in me. So what does one do when they only have an ounce of creativity you might ask?? Case a card and call it good! I'm feeling all sorts of Christmas-y at the moment. Perhaps because it's just around the corner or maybe I am sick of the heat already? Either way, I love this set! It's so whimsical.

An update on Zoe... she went to U of M -Ann Arbor on August 11 and it has been determined that the mass in her brain is NOT cancer!!! This is such great news. At the moment she continues to take siezure medicine and will continue for the next 2 years. She's not had any other episodes and seems to be doing well. They will be monitoring the mass. Thank you for all your thoughts and continued prayers.

I received my new Winter Mini Catalog in the mail and can't wait to order some stamp sets out of it! I am still "wowed" by the new catty but the mini makes it so much sweeter! Thank goodness I have a few weeks to play with my new stuff! it will hopefully make the time fly while I wait impatiently to order again!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

No cards how about some pictures?

I had a pretty exhausting day at work and it carried over into making cards tonight. I tried watercoloring a Cuttlebug folder and wasted a ton of watercolor paper. I ended up giving up after ohhh...five or six sheets? I stopped counting.

So I figure why not share pictures of my crafting area? I rearranged my desk this weekend to make my space more workable and within an arms reach. I've still got to finish working on my ribbon obssession. The tension rods tend to slip down and I have bunch that need to be put on rods still. My husband suggested that I stop buying ribbon but that just isn't an option!! I LOOOOVE me some ribbon!

So, here you have it...

As you can's still a work in progress. I'm still trying to convince my husband to give me the spare bedroom so that I can turn it into a craft room rather than being stuck in the basement corner. At least it's a finished basement and it has good lighting. I'd like to hang some shelves but if this isn't my permanent spot...I'd rather not put holes in the walls. We'll see... baby #2 may be in the future and in that case, we'll have to build me a few walls in the basement for a room.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Blog first eva!!

I almost forgot... I received my very first Blog award!! A special thanks to Heather for this Brilliante award. I met Heather on CafeMom and have enjoyed each of her card creations. Her love for cofee and card making go hand in hand.

This award has rules also ... I now have to share this with 7 new, beautifully talented ladies as well... Here goes!
Here are the rules:
1. Post the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other worthy bloggers.
4. Add links to their blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their logs.

And the ladies I think deserve this award are...
1. Cass
2. Lisa

Thank you all! I love your blogs!!! Thanks for giving me inspiration and motivation!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The winner of my first BLOG CANDY goes to....

Congratulations to comment number 18.... Bootybella! Known as Bella013175 on SCS. She is also participating in the secret sister swap I am doing. Her favorite embellishment is RIBBON. A girl after my own heart!! I checked out her card gallery and she has some beee-autiful cards as well!

Thanks to those of you who stopped by and left me a comment! I've got some more yummy blog candy coming up this Friday so be sure to check back!!

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Secret Sister Goodies

I forgot to post pictures of my goodies that my SCS secret sister sent me a few weeks agon. I got some dotted ribbon and some clear stamps. Thank you SS!

I've had fun looking for things that are on my SS wish list. I sent her August package yesterday and it should be arriving shortly. That is if the postal worker doesn't hold it hostage. A few of the girls have had their packages held up for some reason. One girl on my CM secret sister swap had her packaged open and almost all of the contents taken out so I've decided to ship all my swaps in boxes. Better safe than sorry I suppose. I'd hate to have my SS open an empty package especially with all the goodies I've got in store for her!

Hope you are all having a great weekend! Don't forget to post a comment on the Blog Candy ends tonight at 8pm!

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Ohhh... yummy BLOG CANDY!!!

Hey Ladies! I haven't had any time to be creative this week but, I do have some blog candy to give away! I was sorting through my goodies and discovered that I have a duplicate set of brand spankin' new standard circle Nestabilities!!! These things are great! They work in a variety of different machines such as Cuttlebug, Zip’eMat by Accucut, ZAZ by Accucut, Sizzix, Sidekick & Tag-a-Long, QuicKutz Revolution, Big Shot by Ellison Design, and Big Kick. For a tutorial on how they work with each machine please visit

Interested yet?? Leave me a comment! I'll randomly choose a winner from all who comment and get these in the mail to you!

Tell me what your favorite embelleshment is and who makes it! Prima's? Brad's? Stickles? Whatever it may be!

Mine is Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest.

You've got until 8:00pm eastern time on Sunday to leave a comment! I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner from the comments, and will post the winner on Monday morning!!

Have a great weekend!