Craft It Forward!

I was visiting my friend DeeDee's blog tonight and she is Crafting It Forward, which I am now continuing on my blog!What is a Craft It Forward you ask??? Well the first five people to respond to this post will get something handmade by me!

Here are the restrictions that come with this:

*There are no guarantees you will like what I make...although I sure hope you do!
*What I create will be just for you*You'll receive it this year (2009)
*The item will be a surprise to you and can be ANYTHING handmade

In return, all you need to do is post this text into your blog, email me the link back to your Craft It Forward blog, your snail mail addy and make 5 things for 5.

keep this going!




Well, that week proved to be another unproductive one...kinda!

Well I didn't get far with my box but I will get it done before May --I hope! I have a workshop and doctor appointments out of town for the next two weeks but I have to squeeze my box in there somewhere... I can't believe I didn't get anything creative done... Oh well...
We welcomed a new member of the family in today. This is "Rocky" (short for Rocket) Emily's new puppy, he's 11 weeks old. He's 3/4 Shih tzu 1/4 pomeranian and is so loveable. He wasn't my first choice when we first seen him but Em fell in love with him out all the others right from the start. She wasn't interested in even playing with the other ones, we looked at a few other litters in other places but she wanted this puppy. Now that I think about it I really should have made her wait until her birthday in June but it's too late now!LOL I got him for her now because I am having an overnight stay at the hospital and she has been having a hard time thinking about that. I guess in a way I am bribing her by getting it now but I also think that she truly needs this little guy right now. I wanted her to feel extra special because I think she was starting to feel like a "middle child" and I don't want her feeling left out. Although we always say she has the best of both worlds, she gets to be a little sister AND a big sister... But you know how it goes....
Anyway, back to Rocky... We went over to my Mom's today to go in the pool, it was a beautiful day perfect for the pool. Lindsey even went in and loved it! But, Rocky also went in and we weren't expecting that one!LOL He went to the edge of the pool to be by the girls and next thing you know he was swimming! We set him out and he tried to come back in so Carley got out and got him dried off and away from the pool... When he's with Emily he is right at her feet following her anywhere and if they stop he is sitting down and looking right up at her waiting for her next move--that's actually a really good behavior and I told her to praise and reward him often for it so that he keeps it up. I am glad we went back and got the puppy she liked best, ALLL fo the others were adorable but I guess sometimes you just know who your best buddy will be without even knowing him, right? :)

Have a great week everyone!


Happy Monday & Tuesday!lol

Hi friends! Well, I haven't accomplished much in the last couple days... But I did get a project started and I thought if I posted the beginning of my project I would be more motivated to get it finished and shared so that is what I'm going to do. :) Can anyone guess what I am doing with this box?
Did you all have a nice Easter? It was just shy of 80 degrees yesterday for Easter. The kids woke up to find the Easter Bunny had left them some goodies and then it was off to Grandma's house for an egg hunt, good food, and swimming! I hope you had a great day too!


Happy Easter!

Happy Friday! I just wanted to stop in and say "Hi" and wish everyone a blessed Easter... We will get together with family and the kids will swim and have some fun.

Our Spring break starts today at 1:20, yay! I will get some crafting done this week and will share what I do. I have a workshop coming up in a couple weeks that will be for twin girls (8 yrs) birthday party and then the adults afterwards-kinda. I need to come up with something fun and exciting for them to make, then we will leave the goodies out for the adults to see in the second part of the party so hopefully we will book a big girls workshop or two too. :)

Have a great weekend, hug the ones you love and count your many blessings...




BLOG CANDY --run don't walk... it's yummy!

Blogoversary candy available, signs ups open until April 14 and wow! You don't want to miss it... It's yummy and very generous, go check out stardustgemsandribbon's blog for your chance. My fingers are crossed, if I win I'm also going to go buy a lottery ticket! :D

Have a great day!



Wish Come True Kinda Day

Geeze I have had this stamp set for weeks and just now assembled it and used them. The stamp set is Very Versatile and is found on page 5 of the Occasions Mini Catalog , I also used the Tea Party DS paper and regal rose & whisper white card stocks. The gems are Jolee which I bought at Michaels. Right now you can order direct from my website and receive a free catalog/idea book. Plus, if you order $40 on items from the Occasions mini catalog you can choose one free stamp from page 208 of your catalog/idea book. Let me know if you need a new mini catalog or if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend!



"journey" card

I have been wanting the "Define Your Life" stamp set and I got it last month --actually I received it free from Stampin' Up! Part of the rewards of being a SU demonstrator! They are still giving 3 easy payments for the starter kit, if you are interested in becoming a demonstrator to receive a discount or to build a fun and profitable business please contact me and I will help get you set up and I will be there to support you as you "grow" your biz. :)

Anyway, For this card I used "Journey" from the Define Your Life set, flowers from the Simply Said set. As you can see I have been getting lots of use out of that set! More than I thought I would, I will move on to something new this weekend though. :) I also used Bella Rose DS paper and for the butterflies I used the angel wings from the paper dolls Cricut cartridge. I don't know how well you can see the little bits of bling I used on the center of the flowers but they are finger nail art gems--love those! Ribbon is whisper white grossgrain ribbon... Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

P.S. If you need the Occassions mini Catalog let me know and I will get it in the mail to you. There's some cute stuff in there, you don't want to miss it!


Happy April!

Can you believe it's April already? I remember as a child how each month seemed like it took forever to go by and days off from school be it the weekend, spring break, or summer seemed like years before we returned to school and my goodness, a whole year seemed like a life time to go by! It's amazing how things change as we get older, ha? Now it seem like I blink and it's the next month or I sneeze and we are right into the next year! I wish we could slow down time just a teeny tiny bit sometimes. :)

Anyway, with April comes the new mini Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! with the new mini catalog Stampin' Up! would like to inspire you to stay connected with your friends and family. With every $40 you spend on items in the mini catalog you can choose a free item from the "Under $10" stamps in the spring-summer catalog/idea book. Click on the links above for more details. This offer is good for the month of April only...

In apreciation to my customers I am having my own specials as well! With any on-line order of $150 I will send you a $20 Gift Certificate to use on your next order. Orders of $100 or more will receive a $10 Gift Certificate. I am also offering a $20 Gift Certificate when you purchase the Big Shot or Big Shot starter kit. These offers are good for the month of April only... Don't forget, if you order reaches $150 you begin qualifying for the exclusive hostess stamp sets plus an additional $15 to spend on whatever you want. You may want to host a catalog party and take a few outside orders from your friends so you can easily qualify for the hostess benifits... Please let me know if I can help... This offer is good on all orders placed on-line through my website... All Gift Coupons will expire the end of July 2009...

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!