Sunday, May 31, 2009

We had SO much fun yesterday, at Samantha's graduation party! The food was outstanding and I loved seeing Jenny's family again . . . and meeting some of Scott's family, for the first time.

I know young kids can sometimes put a damper on things, because they just play and ask questions ALL the time . . . but it was very cute and heartwarming to see these young adults, Samantha and Ashley's college friends, interacting with our kids. They actually paid attention to what the boys were asking/saying and even had them help with the outdoor games they were playing. They boys thought it was pretty cool!

Nathan is so very conscience of pop tabs now, he was going around the party like a little homeless person asking for money . . . but he wanted your pop tab, if you were done with your drink or not! :o)

Ashley's (Jenny's youngest daughter) birthday is Wednesday . . . I made this card for her. I got this Classy & Fabulous stamp set on Friday night and just HAD to use it! I'm putting it in the mail to her tomorrow, so it'll hopefully make it to Lawrence, KS in time!

We're going to the Royals game today . . . and of course as fate would have it, I'm starting to come down with a summer cold! ARGH! I'm somewhat, losing my voice . . . so Terry and the boys are just loving this! :o)

Before leaving for the party yesterday, Patrick and Nathan wanted to get out their bubbles. Seeing a bunch of bubbles everywhere still reminds me of watching Lawrence Welk . . . I'm dating myself, aren't I?! You remember when blowing a big bubble made you THIS happy?! :o)

I hope you have a wonderful day . . . thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Big Reveal

Okay . . . you ready for my big reveal?! Look at my craft room now!! I got new 5' tables delivered and they all match now too! :o) Here's the before and after picture. I'm so excited!

Seems like there is more room, at least between the tables now . . . and now there is one more table, for when you come over to crop! I do kind of miss the feel of the wooden tables, but having them at different lengths and widths seemed to be a bit of a challenge (when moving table to table). Comfort is important, 'aint it girls?! :o)

I just have to show you the card that I got in the mail today too! Thank you Sissy! I absolutely LOVE IT! You did a fantastic job! You 'lil Martha Stewart you! :o) The little cupcakes are so cute too! Didn't Theresa do a wonderful job!?

My boss got some tickets (for his family) to the KC Royals game, on Sunday, and asked if Terry and I would want to bring the boys too. These tickets are the best in the stadium . . . right behind home plate AND you have a waiter . . . so you don't have to get up and get yourself a beer! Oh my . . . going to be pampered at this game! :o) I'll be sure to take pictures . . . should be fun!

Oh me, oh my . . . there's so much going on, on June 1st!
1. Stampin' Up! is giving us demonstrators a "sneak peak" at some of the new catalog items! The new catalogs are being shipped the first part of July! I can hardly wait! If you'd like to reserve one . . . they are $5/each OR for any $50 + order (in July), you will receive a complimentary catalog!
2. The Blog Candy drawing will be held the evening of June 1st! So
you just have a few more days!

Okay . . . I missed reading blogs yesterday . . . I feel behind! I got to read . . . I just love reading about, and seeing, the creativity of others! It's so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Samantha's Graduation Party

Jenny's daughter, Samantha, graduated from Kansas University School of Nursing. Jenny and Scott are having a graduation party this Saturday . . . we can't wait! Scott will probably do some type of cooking too . . . so deliciousness is guaranteed on Saturday! Be jealous of us!

I still remember the day she was born and here she is graduating from KU?! Oh my . . . Jen, you feel old yet?! Here's a picture of Samantha and Jenny, with the Baby Jayhawk! Cute picture, huh?

We got Samantha muffin tins (big and mini), Blueberry muffin mixes (her favorite muffins), sandwich press, and putting everything in a laundry basket. Heck . . . take a look at the price of a bag, that will fit all that! A laundry basket only cost $2 (cheaper than a large decorative bag) AND she can use it! Seemed pretty practical to me! She'll be able to use all this when she moves out of the house . . . and depending on the day, Jenny might try and make that day sooner than later?! :o)

Here's the card I made for Sam . . . it's kinda plain, but there's alcohol on it . . . so it's fitting! :o) Congratulations Sam! Quite an achievement there gal . . . way to go!

Ashley, Sam's sister, is having a birthday next week . . . so gotta make a birthday card for her. Gosh, the gals are just growing up too darn fast!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We had an absolute great time yesterday . . . busy . . . but very memorable!

Nathan had his last day of Kindergarten! The school had a "flower ceremony" at 10:30A. On the Kindergarten's first day of school . . . the 6th Graders were buddied up to a new Kindergarten student. The 6th Grader gave the Kindergartener a flower, to welcome them to the school. Yesterday, on the Kindergarteners last day, it was their turn to give their 6th Grade buddy a flower and wish them well on the new adventure to middle school! It was so cute to watch Nathan interact with Trevor, his 6th Grade "buddy". :o)

In the afternoon, Nathan's school had their talent show! Nathan's class was so cute! All the girls were cheerleaders and the boys were basketball players (Nathan is in the front, with the beige shorts on). The boys were pretending to "warm up" before the game . . . with one of those Little Tykes basket ball goals! This was the first time that he'd been up on a stage, above an audience . . . in preschool, they just stood up, so it didn't seem as intimidating. Later, I was telling him how well I thought he did and he told me that he had "a bit of stage fright at the beginning, but it was okay Mom." How cute is that?!

I got some beautiful cards in the mail too! Aren't they pretty?! The one on the left is from Jenny and the one on the right is from Jeri. I gotta tell you what Jeri does, when she sends cards . . . it's such a great idea, I've started doing it myself! She writes her sentiment on a post-it note and then sticks it inside the card . . . this way, the recipient of the card (ME) could send it to someone else! :o) It's like it's own gift! Isn't that a great idea?

Terry and Gary (my BIL) made dinner . . . surf & turf . . . steak, shrimp, garlic bread, and asparagus! YUMMY! Since it was a nice night, we ate dinner on the backyard patio.

A great ending, to a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day to all of you. Especially those who are in, or has loved ones in, the service! Honoring you for just the one day is definitely NOT enough, for what you do for all of us!

The boys wanted to have a picnic with Grandma . . . isn't that cute?! Their choice of food? McDonald's Happy Meals . . . 'cause that's what they ate with Grandma, when she would take them to McDonald's! :o) It's been raining the majority of the day here though . . . so we took a plastic trash bag in case it got soggy. The weather held up very nice through our picnic . . . it didn't start sprinkling until we were done! We had a wonderful picnic with Grandma.

Jenny came over at 7:30A, since we're both early risers, to make her projects from the Friday night workshop. Jenny even went over to Theresa's house, to pick up the boys from Cousin Night! OH MY . . . you should have heard the boys when they saw Aunt Jenny! :o)

On the way to Theresa's house . . . we just HAD to stop at Michael's, it was right on the way! When we were at Michael's, we saw these little Laura Ashley books for $1 and with 20% off coupon . . . we only paid 80 cents for the books! They already had the background on it . . . we just "embellished" the books a bit, with the Top Note Sizzix die and the Cirut machine! We thought these would be cute to put in the car or our purses, if we have to jot down things (ie: grocery list, to-do lists, etc). Didn't they come out cute?!

I sure had a great time crafting with you today Jen! Oh, by the way . . . look out ladies! Jenny is a blogger now and knows how to use it!! :o) We got her all set up, while she was here! You can only hope that maybe she'll forget her password?!

Hope you're having a great day . . . thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another May Birthday

The boys are counting the hours, until Cousin Night tonight! I think Terry and I are just as excited as they are too! :o) Theresa and Bruce (on the other hand) are probably counting the hours, for what's left of their sanity! :o)

Melanie, a friend of mine, had a birthday last week . . . she was having a rough time with it, because now she's closer to 50 than she is to 40! Happens to the best of us, right? We tried to explain to her that age is just a number . . . it's all about how you live your everyday life, on how old you really are. With that in mind . . . believe me, she's a spring chicken!

Here's the birthday card I made for Melanie . . . simplicity was the key here! I used the Cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder (used my glue pen inside one of the birthdays and then glittered it), Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge punch, ribbon that I had on hand, Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette card stock, and the polka dot paper is the Stampin' Up! Bella Rose designer paper. I sanded down all the edges with my Stampin' Up! Sanding Block. I gotta tell 'ya, the Bella Rose DSP has got to be one of my favorites to use. I have saved every little scrap of it! :o)

I couldn't believe it, but Terry actually turned on the air conditioner yesterday! I was quite comfortable . . . but I'm normally always on the cold side, compared to everyone else (as I'm sitting here with a sweatshirt and jammie pants on)! Terry's doing laundry . . . so I'm going to take our front storm door screen into the hardware store today . . . it got a bit skewed when Terry was attempting to tighten the screen in. :o) Getting it fixed will allow a nice breeze through our living room though. Off I go . . .

Have a great day today, stay cool, and thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday Card

Theresa and I scheduled "Cousin Night" for tomorrow night, we've reschedule since March! It's at their house . . . so Terry and I are going out to dinner! I think we're leaning towards Macaroni Grill . . . one of our favorite restaurants for our date nights. Our kids were sick in March . . . and then Theresa's kids were sick last month. The boys are SO looking forward to spending time with their cousins AND meeting Cuddles!!

Jenny had some surgery, earlier this month, and had some minor complications this week. She's going to be okay . . . Scott is taking very good care of her, believe me! :o) Anyway . . . she been on restricted activity and wasn't able to make it to the workshop last night. :o( She is going to come over on Monday morning though, to make her workshop projects and I'll give her birthday gift to her too! I can't wait! I have found out that even though Jenny never posts any comments on my blog, she does actually read it . . . so I can't ruin the surprise, in case she by chance reads this before Monday?!

I made a card today too . . . I know, that just took you by surprise . . . right? I had seen the "Just Beachy Card" on Dawn's blog. Although the stamp set (Just Beachy-item#113796), for some reason has never really appealed to me, I did like the layout of her card. I made some tweaks, and viola. I used the vases as the connectors, instead of the Word Window punch . . . whatcha think?

Terry just handed me the best looking Caesar salad I think I've ever seen! I'd take a picture of it, but it would just make you gals VERY hugry. I'm just thinking of you and your tummies! ;o)

Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday! Gotta go eat my delicious looking salad! Thanks for stopping my craft room!

Early Workshop Night?!

Normally . . . Theresa, Tammy, and I would still be up . . . burning the midnight oil, on crafting! Tonight, Tammy had some 16 bridal shower invitations to make and we had an assembly line going! We were done in nothin' flat! It was a joint effort, in creating and making these invitations! TEAMWORK! Didn't the come out cute?!

We were missing a few of our gals, either due to some medical reasons, just down right tuckered out, or out of town . . . we sure missed you gals tonight! Be sure to mark your calendars for the next workshop, on Friday - June 19th!

As some of you might know, Terry and I also have a website business, for selling of ProvoCraft products. This business started because of my love for the Cricut machine, ProvoCraft products, and scrapbooking/crafting. Well, today . . . I received an early birthday gift, from Steff and JoJo! Steff's fiance', Dennis, made it and he did a fantastic job! Once I got home, I immediately hung it on the wall downstairs! Isn't it wonderful?! :o) I absolutely love it. It was very sweet of them, to create and make this for me! Thank you Steff, JoJo, and Dennis! I will cherish this and think loving thoughts of you, whenever I look at it!

Here are some picture of the gals, working on their projects.

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

L-R: Claire, Laurie, Jackson, Barb, Kelly, Tammy, Theresa, and Cara. Not pictured: Steff - she was the first one done with of her projects!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kindergarten Plate

One of the Kindergarten Moms had asked if we'd wanted to purchase a picture plate, that she was going to have made up for anyone that wanted to order one. I think it ended up costing ~ $10/per plate. Nathan is standing up in the front, with the red shirt on (in the middle). Isn't this the cutest idea?! It's dishwasher safe too! WOW!

I'm going to have to remember this each year, if one of the other Moms forget! Wouldn't it be cool to look over these plates, when he graduates and see the difference in all the kids?! Be cool if we could get the kids to stand in the exact same place each year too! She ordered them through

We got our May Workshop tomorrow night . . . I'm going to have the White Russians chilling! :o)

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Too cute not to share . . .

Theresa took this picture and then posted it on her account! It's just too cute, not to share it with you! This is my "kitten niece", Cuddles, looking at my blog! :o) She's either is really smart (since she is already reading) or Theresa needs to keep her better occupied (since she's bored out of her mind)?!

Here's a front picture of her . . . isn't she the cutest?!

No craft pictures today . . . just had to introduce you to Cuddles! Finally some estrogen in the family!! :o)

Thanks for stopping my craft room (Cuddles) . . .

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rest of May Workshop Cards

I wanted to post the rest of the May Workshop projects! I hope you gals like 'em . . . on the wrench card, you could stamp "Happy Father's Day" if you wish . . . whatever makes your socks go up-n-down!

Theresa and I will have to coordinate this one, so we don't give Dad the same card on Father's Day! :o)

Today, I had Jeri's Make-N-Take class! We made four cards! It was alot fun to make these cards! Jeri even had 'lil banana candies, on the monkey card table! How cute! We colored on a B&W picture . . . and it was gorgeous! Who would have thunk?! :o)

I think this will be my first full week of working, in May! :o) Next week, I'm taking off on Tuesday, to extend the weekend. Patrick's last day of pre-K is this Friday and Nathan's has changed to next Tuesday (since they really didn't have any snow days to speak of). I can't believe the school year is almost over!

We start up with swimming lessons, for eight weeks, starting on June 6th! WAHOO! Then our vacation at the end of July . . . then school starts back up in the middle of August! Gee . . . where has the summer gone already?! :o)

Hope your weekend has gone well!

Friday, May 15, 2009


First, I wanted to give Jenny some wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES! When I was talking to her this afternoon, it came to mind that we've known each other since 1979! We met while working part-time at Marshall's, 30 years ago! Gosh time sure has flown by!

This was a picture of Jenny and I, from 1984! I had won two airline gift certificate at a casino night at Jenny's high school almamator. Of course us being two single gals, graduating from college . . . we decided to go to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for one week to celebrate our achievement! It was Jenny's first plane
ride, we saw alot of sights, and a very memorable trip. Gosh don't we look young?! :o) Happy Birthday Jen, I've so appreciated you being in my life and our friendship!

Okay, for those of you attending the workshop next Friday . . . you want a sneak peak of what you're making?! Here 'ya go gals!! ;o) If you want a kit . . . it is only $15 (paid via PayPal), this price would include your S&H. All your projects will include instructions and any stamping/embossing that would need to done ahead of time. Pretty much all you'll have to do is cut and glue! Pretty easy, huh? Just let me know and I'll send 'em to you.

I will post the other two projects, this weekend . . .
Father Day cards! You know that's comin' up next month . . . so we gotta be prepared, right?!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Manhattan Embossing Folder

Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re doing well!

I received the Manhattan embossing folder in the mail last night and once we put the boys to bed, I just had to make something with it!

This was the simplest card I think I've ever made! I ran SU vellum (in the Manhattan folder) through my Cuttlebug . . . added the sentiment (from Dear Friends - Level I stamp set) and heated with white embossing powder. Cut the bottom with the Scallop Edge punch . . . which can be kinda tricky with vellum. Tied ribbon on the top and viola . . . done! For a little/simple card . . . I sure packed in the SU products on it, huh?! :o)

This past weekend, it seemed that every time we turned on the television we saw the Wyoming vacation commercial. At the end, they'd show Old Faithful exploding . . . the boys had us rewind the DVR every time (over and over), to see it blow again . . . they thought it was "so awesome"! This got Terry and I to thinking that we possibly need a summer trip with the boys to Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and the Grand Canyon. Before Dad retired, he sold Heidelberg printing presses . . . but we were growing up, he repaired printing presses. Every summer, us girls would tag along with him wherever he needed to go. We did this exact trip when Theresa and I were young girls and we had a blast! We borrowed a pop-up camper and we were on our way to Utah! We'd never seen mountains before . . . so as we were driving towards Denver . . . Dad and I made a bet with Theresa and Mom about seeing mountains versus clouds. We bet a candy bar on it! Gee . . . I don't recall who won! Do you Sissy? :o) We tried to get Mom to look over the edge of the mountain (over on her side) and she’s never look down! She’d look at the map the whole time and never look out her window! We’d giggle like little school girls, as we tried to make Mom look out her window. Dad had even told Theresa that bears liked little young blonde girls . . . I swear she slept with a flash light on the whole time we were at Yellowstone! What a great summer memory, huh Sissy?!

Sandra . . . if we drive even slightly close to Utah . . . wanna meet up for lunch or somethin'?! ;o)

I see a GPS device in Terry’s future, possibly for Father’s Day?! :o)

What fun childhood summer vacation memory do you have?

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Farm Experience and Birthday Cards

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother’s Day!

Last Saturday, we went to a cousin of Terry’s farm. The boys learned all about spinning wool,
milking a goat, bottle feeding lambs (Nathan is in the yellow shirt and Patrick is in the orange shirt), herding sheep, planting seeds, and castrating sheep. Believe it or not, Patrick and I stood there the whole time watching Jack castrate these sheep! You're lucky I didn't post THOSE pictures! :o) Of course Patrick wants to be a doctor, when he grows up. Nathan saw it once and then was done . . . a sand box was calling his name! :o) Although country life isn’t really for me, I really did enjoy learning about their farm and watching my men have a blast. That’s all that matters, right?! ;o)

JoJo asked for asked for some cards, for her boss’ birthday. He’s really into cars . . . this is the closest I could come to an automobile. The one on the right is larger, for a group card. The stamp set used is
Loads of Love (#115022) and Loads of Love Accessories (#115024). I love these stamp sets because they can be used for a lot of holidays and could be sent to a man or couple, very easily. I also used the Matchbox Bigz Xl and Top Note Bigz die, I ran through my Cuttlebug (with only the 2-B plates).

A few friendly reminders: Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up! from May 1-31, buy three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one pack free! Mix and match your papers to meet all your scrapbooking and paper crafting needs. Also, to get a sneak peek into the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog when you purchase the brand-new Jumble Alphabet stamp at 20% off. This set of 52 die-cut, double-mounted stamps is perfect for scrapbooking because you'll never run out of letters! But don't wait—this offer is only good through May 31.

Hope you have a quality day! Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, to those of you with 2 and 4 legged kiddos! I hope all you spectacular Moms enjoy your day today!

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, chewed on or peed on.
I had complete control of my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt!
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment,
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom .

Friday, May 8, 2009

No favoritism here!?

I've been downstairs, in my craftroom! Surprised I haven't fallen asleep, after that delicious lunch with Nurse Nancy! :o)

Fannie Jo (AKA: JoJo) asked me to come up with an MU card, for her daughter's teacher . . . this is what I came up with. I'm dodging the favoritism bullet . . . I'm staying pretty neutral there, haven't I?! :o) Posted a KU Jayhawk yesterday and an MU Tiger today!

Got a couple more cards to do . . . so back to crafting I go! I just had to share, once I was done. I didn't say that I've gone to the other side of the state line . . . I'm just stating that I was excited to how you the card . . . that's all! :o)

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Thank you so much!

Today is my 100th blog post! WAHOO! What a milestone! Thank you SO much for making this a fun for me! I look forward to reading your comments and getting e-mails from you gals . . . and reading your blogs too! It's a wonderful full circle of friendships! ;o)

Today . . . yup, you guessed it . . . another afternoon off from work! :o) Back in January, Nathan's school had an auction. The one thing that was a definite item that we had to bid on, in our boys eyes, was the "Lunch with Nurse Nancy". Everyday, our boys walk by Nurse Nancy's office on the way to Nathan's class. Patrick isn't even at that school yet . . . but she knows Patrick (by name) and says good morning and afternoon to them both. She is such a wonderful gal and has made us feel so welcome to the elementary school community. Anyway, we went into the bidding process at a very high amount . . . hoping that no one would outbid us and it worked! WE WON! Well, today was our lunch date with Nurse Nancy! We went to a local Mexican restaurant and had a wonderful visit and a great time with her! We're very lucky to have won the auction item!

Okay . . . I'm off to craft room, gotta go make some cards! Thank for stopping by my craft room!

p.s. To celebrate my 100th post . . . whoever posts a comment first will win a "mystery" Cuttlebug embossing folder!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

KU Jayhawk Punch

Jenny's daughter, Samantha, is graduating from Kansas University - School of Nursing this month! I still remember when Jenny called me, when Sam was born! It just doesn't seem possible that we're all old enough to have ones graduation from COLLEGE?! :o)

and Scott are having a graduation open house at the end of this month . . . and Jen asked if I could come up with a mock-up of a Jayhawk, using our SU punches. We'd spent the better part of a Saturday, a few weeks ago, tweaking the Jayhawk . . . until we came up with this. Jeri's Punch Bunch class sure inspired us to come up with this 'lil guy!

We cut out the graduation cap with the Cricut cartridge, Locker Talk @ 1". We used the Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle punch, for the head and body - used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot
embossing folder on the head and the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder on the body. For the feet and beak, we used the large oval punch. We cut out the "KU" on the Cricut too . . . with the Plantain cartridge. I think the 'lil googly eyes make it too! Jenny did a fine job, putting all of these invitations together! Oh come on . . . I helped her create the Jayhawk . . . I sure wasn't going to help her glue all of 'em too?! :o) Shhh . . . honestly, I would have . . . but she never asked! (Lucky me . . . 'cause she did a buttload of these invitations too!)

Didn't he come out just too cute? Congratulations Sam! Love you! GO JAYHAWKS!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Scrapbooking Promotion

The Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Promotion has two exciting parts, through May 31st:

1. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!

2. Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount. Regular price is $43.95 . . . the discounted price is $35.16!

You can order directly off my Stampin' Up! website and you'll receive the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog with your order too!

Now for the May Blog Candy . . . you have the chance to win the Cuttlebug Friend embossing folder! Good luck!

Are you needing a Cuttlebug? If so, shoot me an e-mail. We're selling them for $50.40 + S&H (if you're needing it shipped to you).

Starting in June, the monthly workshops will be held on the third Friday of each month @ 6:30P . . . so be sure to mark your calendars!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Teacher Appreciation Day

Tomorrow is Teacher Appreciation Day! For anyone that is a teacher . . . thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do! You teach our children the fundamentals to grow into responsible adults and you have the patience of a saint! Not to mention, you definitely do not get paid enough!

This is what I made Nathan and Patrick's teachers: a matchbox with the Stampin' Up! Matchbox Bigz Xl Die (fits either 3 little ChapStick® or 4 chocolate nuggets), a seed packet holder (that we made at our last workshop), and a 3" x 3" card. We also got a Walmart gift card with . . . are you ready for this?! Baby Breath flower seed packets attached! How perfect is that?! I put the gift card inside the seed packet holder. Although the card is small, I thought it was perfect size for the boys sentiment . . . doesn't take up alot of room, to tell a teacher how wonderful they are! :o) I got the little baskets from the Dollar Tree store.

I hope they enjoy their gift(s). Tomorrow I will announce the May Blog Candy AND the May Stampin' Up! promotion! WAHOO! Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Monday, May 4, 2009

First blog award . . .

I received my first ever blog award, from Sandra! The Premio Dardos award . . . thank you SO much Sandra! Be sure to check out her blog . . . she's a very creative and crafty gal!

The Premio Dardos award is for bloggers who distinguish themselves for showing cultural values, ethics, great, and fun writing skills, as well as individual values, through their creative writing.The rules of the award:

1. To accept and show the distinct image
2. Show the link to the blog from which you were given the award
3. Choose 10 blogs to give the Premio Dardos Award to.
4. Let the nominees know about their award.

Okay . . . so here are my 10 blogs. These women are inspirational, creative, and passionate about what they write and blog about. I absolutely LOVE reading their blogs, on a regular basis!

1. Karol's Blog
2. Jeri's Blog
3. Liz's Blog
4. Peggy's Blog
5. Kasey's Blog
6. Dawn's Blog
7. Sherrie's Blog
8. Kara's Blog (#1) and Kara's Blog (#2)
9. Dana's Blog
10. Sandra's Blog (I'm giving it back to you, since I love your blog!)

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Scrapbook Weekend!

Wanted to wish all of you a Happy Scrapbook weekend!

I had our last punch class, yesterday, at Jeri's house. :o( She's going to start another one up in September though . . . yeah! We punched some cute stuff yesterday. I'll post it this week.

Wanted to show you my craft room! This past week, I got two new tables and all new chairs! No more card tables, hard wooden, or cold folding chairs for my gals now!! :o) We now have enough room for 18 gals downstairs (oops + my spot = 19)! WAHOO! Terry helped out quite so much . . . driving places, to help me pick up everything and dragging things to the basement with me. What a sweetie!

Tammy & Theresa came over last night and "played"! We tried out some of my new purchases too! Below are the cards that Theresa & Tammy made . . . didn't they do a super job? I so enjoy spending time downstairs with friends and family!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We're going to plant our trees today . . . I will be sure to post pictures.

Thanks for stopping by my new craft room! :o)