Have a great weekend everyone and get ready to Sale-A-Brate starting Sunday!
If you have considered becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator it's a great time too. You will receive and extra stamp set of your choice from Stampin Up and in addition, when you enroll as a demonstrator with me I will include an additional gift to you from me. If you would like more details please contact me today.
p.s. Gift Certificates available for your favorite stamper/crafter, or perhaps for a secret sissy...
AND some more blog candy here at Stephsmuchaboutnothing blog. Again, very cute cards to look at. So very creative! Thanks for a chance at this blog candy too...
Have a happy day everyone!
Anyway, I had a chance to make a couple little things today in between everyone taking naps. I made two little gable boxes, the small one was made using a regular sheet of paper with the template on the page twice. The larger box was the template (x2) on larger 13" x 19" paper. To give you a better comparison, a business car fits perfectly in the bottom of the small box... I used the Gable Box Template from Jersgirl and I used Marie Cole's creatable
Next, I messed up when I printed my first tic-tac-toes and they came out too small. I cut them out and thought maybe I could find something else to do with them and decided to try this. I made this little "pocket tic-tac-toe" packet. If I would have been planning on making this I would have printed the words "Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe" instead of writing them. Anyway, inside there are pink & red M & M's for the x's and O's... The bag is held in with a couple glue dots and the bottom is tied together with the pink ribbon. thought it would be fun to stick in a card or something.
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I decided to make a tic-tac-toe box using the tic-tac-toe template from jersgirl and clip art from Laurie Furnell's My Funny Valentine 2... I love that creatable! I used some scrapbook paper too that I had stored away. I bought the little hearts for the tic-tac-toe markers at Target in the dollar section. You can't see around the rim, but I added some MS ribbon with hearts. I used the Xyron to adhere everything to the box... This is how it turned out.
This set was made using Marie Cole's creatable "Hugs and Kisses"...
I gotta tell you it worried me a little bit to go look to see what photo I would have to post but it turned out not to be so bad... This is actually pretty fun!
This is a picture taken Feb. 2008 of a mama sea otter and her baby, if you look closely you can see the baby nursing. They were so cute! It was a rainy day and me, my Mom and Carley & Emily decided to head over to Morro Bay to see the waves. I always stop to see the sea otters too but this day there was 6 or 8 little otter families and the babies were so fun to watch.
Here's who I hope will take the challenge...
The elephant clip art is Tammy Sherman's Unforgettable creatable.
It's Friday!!! Yeah!!! I am so happy it's the weekend. It's been a long week, I am glad the kids had Monday off because I am just wore out this week. One extra day might have done me in.lol
Once in a while my kids get on a kick and want spaghettios or raviolis out of a can OR sometimes I goof and forget to take something out for dinner... They gotta eat though right?lol So, last night it was grilled cheese sandwiches and spaghettios! I kept the can and told myself I was going to do something with it, yes I have done this many times before and end up throwing the cans away. So, I actually did a little something with it... I used some pretty Stampin up paper, and the Love you Much stamp set and dress it up a little bit. First I should say I used one of those safety can openers that takes the whole rim off of the can. The whole reason I bought it was so I could do these cans and that was two years ago!LOL Eventually I get around to doing stuff - I always, always, always have great intentions!LOL Then I decorated the can with the paper, stamps, ribbon and a few rhinestones. I filled the can with a little surprise for a friend. :D I glued the lid back on with Aleen's Fast Grab tacky glue (the purple bottle). That's it, it's all finished, I just need to let the glue finish drying.
As I'm typing this I just had a thought, this would be a fun girl scouts art project... Maybe a fun May Day project to deliver to a nursing home for Easter and delivered to the Women's shelter, or something? Hmmmm, I'm going to have to talk to Emily's GS leader and see if she wants me to start saving her some cans. :D
Anyway, thanks for sharing my day with me and letting me share my projects with you. Have a nice weekend!
I was so happy and surprised to receive this award, I would like to say thank you to craftythisandthat ... I am going to pass it onto 5 more blogs that I think have heart too, although there are many more than 5 that I know have heart! :D Please visit these sites, they are are sure to inspire your creativity or touch your heart.
Chocolate On The Keyboard
Stamp Owl's Blog Spot
Win a Free Card Blog
The Paper Purse
Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think about the little tags. Hopefully I will get to do more tonight and I will share what I get done. :D
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If you didn't know it already, Lindsey, my baby was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was about 4 weeks old. We are blessed that she is thriving right now, no signs whatsoever. Right now we are taking precautions to keep her healthy in hopes it will be a long time to come before we see any kind of symptoms. The doctors can't promise us anything one way or another about her health. They can't tell us when she will be affected, right now we take her to the pediatrician and to see the doctors at the Childrens Hospital in Madera on a regular basis. They will let her body tell us what we need to do with her. If you don't know somebody with CF already, chances are you will sometime since they are diagnosing CF during newborn screenings and adults are now being diagnosed more often as well. We need a cure!
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So, hug your loved ones as you never know what tomarrow will bring. Don't be stingey with your hugs, okay... It could mean the world to someone, especially in todays world where there are so many challenges.
- I LOVE my job of "Mommy" to my three wonderful girls!
- I am a craft supply horder - mostly ribbon & paper.
- Who doesn't love to be happy? I love being happy & my car license plate says so...
- A lot of people think I am very organized, but that couldn't be farther from the truth! I just pretend to have it all together... It causes less confusion!lol A lot of people know the truth.
- My favorite thing for breakfast is left over cold pizza or cold spaghetti.
- I sleep best in the early morning. If I don't wake/get up by 5:00 a.m. then I would rather sleep until 9 or 10... Of course that is not being realistic (the sleepin in until 9 or 1o) and only happens about once a month.
- I love painting! I know I'm wierd but I just love the fresh clean feeling after walls have been freshly painted...
Now, I need to chose 7 people to pass this award onto. It wont be hard to chose who I chose, it will be hard to come up with 7 people that I "know" that haven't already received it. Since I don't know if a person can receive it twice I am going to try not to send it to someone who I know already has it. :D
- Dixie - she's been such a wonderful blessing to have as a friend! She's so supportive of whatever is going on with me and she is an even bigger inspiration to me. She had me listed on blogs she follows before I even had a blog - so really I felt obligated to start a blog.lol Love ya Dixie!
- Molly - Always so sweet and such a talented artist with her quilling. Someday I am going to learn to do that and you can bet I will be calling on Molly to help me. :D
- Lori - Lori has always been such an uplifting inspiration to me, I am so happy to call her my friend!
- Charlene - Another crafter that whether or not she knows it, inspires me to try new things and helps keep my wish list actively growing. I love doing swaps with Charlene!
- Aunt Cindy - Has always been there to share her crafy knowledge with me and has always had lots of love & hugs for me too... Love you Aunt Cindy!
- Kat - She's always there with a hug & sweet message. She was also the first one to comment on my blog. Thanks Kat!
- Deb - Love Deb's blog and always love to read her sweet comments... She's special in deed!
Okay, so that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.... Love ya friends!
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p.s. if anyone would like a spanish catalog/idea book please let me know that too. I'm sorry I don't speak a lick of spanish but I ordered a box of spanish idea books on accident and I can keep on for reference if anyone would like to place an order out of it. There are some cute sets in there, most of it can be found in english too but there is also some that are only in spanish.
It's time for me to finish my touch up painting in the kitchen and family room and get ready for the cleaning lady to come. I so cannot afford her right now, but you have no idea how much it helps me out. This will be the second time she has been here, I just can't wait to get home to my clean house tomorrow afternoon! :D Have a great day everyone!
It has been a great weekend! I finally had some time to "play" in my craft room and the girls came in and joined me too... Their cards are sealed up and out of site when the are done but, this one that Em made was given to her baby sister... I will keep it and find a frame for it, I thought she did a beautiful job - she is 8. She used the SU pastels for it.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Stampin Up is having an Inventory Blow Out Sale going on now,you can see a list of items here: INVENTORY BLOW OUT
There is also a great Valentine Bundle available for 20% Off the regular price, it's so cute!
Anyone one who orders through me will receive a FREE 2009 Idea Book/Catalog ($9.95 value). Plus get FREE shipping on orders over $50. If you would like to get together with several friends and order you can earn the hostess benifits. Hostess benifits start at $150 but your orders would need to be submitted at the same time.
Thanks so much for supporting my new business, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email or call me.