Thursday, April 22, 2010

Teacher Appreciation . . .

During one of the craft shows last year, a gal approached me about creating the shopping lists I had for sale. She's a PTA President at a local school and wondered if I could put their school mascot on the top (instead of what I had) . . . of course I said, "you betcha!"

The PTA is going to give each one of their teachers one of these, during Teacher Appreciation week . . . which is the first week of May.
Here's what I'd created . . . went to Office Depot and purchased 24 of the small lined notepads and then asked them to cut 'em in half ($3) . . . I'll be working on these, this weekend. :o) One down . . . 44 more to go! :o)

Theresa and I are working on the Teacher Appreciation Pill Boxes this weekend, to give to our son's teachers. I know it sounds odd . . . but they're really cute . . . go to her website and see 'em! We'd found Skip to My Lou's blog last year (after we'd already done our gifts), but just HAD to remember this project. Isn't it cute 'lil gift?

Okay . . . gotta finish packing for the scrapbook weekend! :o) Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

May is National Scrapbook Month

Did you know that May is National Scrapbook Month? Well, guess what?! We're going to change up one of the workshop projects, to include a scrapbook page! This is something we haven't done this yet . . . see . . . you CAN actually incorporate stamps into your scrapbook pages!

Here is the layout of the page . . . want another hint? It'll be a 12"x12" scrapbook page for Father's Day!

Want to complete the page that night? Bring your photos with you! If you wish to have 3 photos, as in the layout . . . you'll need 3 - 4"x4" photos . . . if you wish to do just 2 photos . . . you'll need 2 - 6"x6" photos.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday - May 21st, for the workshop! Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Workshop Projects

Sorry 'bout posting this the night before the workshop, but this week has been absolutely nuts! I'm glad that tomorrow is Friday and let the weekend begin! WAHOO!

I sure hope you enjoy these projects . . . with Mother's Day, next month, we just had to do a Mother's Day card. :o) The flower, on the box, I found on Dawn Griffith's website. It's so easy and it turns out really cute! I used the wing, from the Two Step Bird Punch, as the leaf.

Next weekend Theresa, Jenny, Tammy/Laurie, and I are going to Country Keepsakes Scrapbook Retreat . . . it's scrapbook weekend place, about one hour south of Kansas City. Theresa's husband bid on this weekend for us at an auction last year and we actually won! I say "Tammy/Laurie" because Tammy can only come or part of the weekend . . . she over extended her commitments next weekend, so she's splitting the weekend in half with Laurie. There are eight gals staying there in the course of the weekend . . . so we'll be meeting 4 other gals. We're all really looking forward to this scrapbook weekend!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by my craft room,

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blooming Flower

Today is the one year anniversary of Terry's Mom passing . . . today is very heart-warming, with our loving thoughts of her.

When I woke up this morning the plant, that Jenny purchased us last year, was in bloom! :o) Seeing the new blossom just put a smile on my face. 'Ya know? Our Mom used to say that "everything happens for a reason" . . . I believe that the plant bloomed, this morning specifically, to remind us of Betty and let us know she is okay. Isn't the flower beautiful?

"Grandma Betty" was a wonderful Mom, terrific Mother-in-Law, fantastic Grandmother, and an awesome cook. We sure miss our Grandma Betty!

Please keep Terry and his siblings in your prayers today; as I know it is a very heart-warming and emotional day for all of them.

Thanks for stopping by my craft room,

Friday, April 9, 2010

Kids Krop

I'm having a Kids Krop (all girls) tomorrow. I didn't want to post this earlier, because their Moms subscribe to my posts and I wanted it to be a surprise for them too! :o) This is one of their projects tomorrow.

I'd found a similar project on the Internet (sorry I can't remember what site, or I'd give you the credit). Thought it's be good for young gals to create, don't you think?

We're having another weekend crop, this coming October, and this will be my M&T project for the attendees! A little sneak peak, for those of you coming in October! :o) For those going to the weekend crop, in October, I thought if you would be going to the scrapbook convention also . . . this would be perfect to put your money, credit cards, & license in . . . so you don't have to lug around a purse. Those purses can be heavy after awhile! :o) I put my 'lil name tag button, from the Spring Fling on it too! I just had to! :o)

I'll post the rest of their projects . . . their doing a alien card and the the glass jar, from one of my M&Ts at the Spring Fling. I sure hope the 'lil crafters, coming tomorrow, enjoy all their projects.

I'm meeting Jeri (my upline) tomorrow afternoon, to start discussing the Stampin' Up! convention . . . the convention is in Utah, at the end of July. This will be my first year attending and absolutely I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by my craft room,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Color Renovation!

Stampin' Up! has just announced "Color Renovation"!

At Stampin’ Up!®, color is part of our identity. It’s fundamental to your
ability to create and be creative. That also means that it’s important for you to be able to stay up-to-date with the trends in color to keep both your artwork and your business fresh and exciting. That’s why we’ve worked to present you with the Color Renovation—a refreshing, updated color palette!

The new color collections combine current colors with previous In Colors, and five new colors. These luscious collections give you new and vibrant choices, keeping your papercrafting passion original and exciting. Mix and match for your favorite combinations, and make the Color Renovation work for you!

Don't these colors just make your socks go up & down?! Oh my . . . I just LOVE 'EM! The colors will be available this summer, in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Farewell Party

My boss retired on Wednesday . . . I was the party "paparazzi". Imagine me without my camera, on a life changing day?! NOT! I'm putting a scrapbook together for him, with all the pictures . . . there was a wonderful turn out and Mark had a great time mingling with everyone.

This is a premade kit, with My Digital Studio (MDS), Rock-a-Bye Boy . . . but I changed out a few things, to make it for an adult. I just loved the color combinations and thought it would work. See . . . nothing in MDS is permanent! :o) I figured out a way to place names of the people who attended . . . 'cause you know 5 years from now, he'll forget some of these names. :o)

Once I got home from his party, I found Patrick on the bathroom floor with a blanket and his 'lil puppy. YUP . . . he was sick! :o( Poor thing! He stayed at home from school on Thursday. I then started feeling bad on Friday morning. Since yesterday was Good Friday, we were all off from school and work . . . so we snuggled and slept alot!

Okay, gotta go . . . I have 40 more pictures to scrapbook and add names to the first page! :o)

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! Thank you for stopping by my craft room!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two-Step into Spring Promotion

Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection. Promotion runs April 1 - 30, 2010.

Awash with Flowers
117062 - Wood Mount - $39.95
120549 - Clear Mount - $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary! Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

113824 (Page 94) Greenhouse Garden - $20.76
113734 (Page 98 ) Fifth Avenue Floral - $19.96
111578 (Page 101) Flower Fancy - $29.56
113258 (Page 112) Trendy Trees - $14.36

You can purchase directly through my website or e-mail me and I can place the order for you. I highly recommend you to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig with this stamp set, to get the perfect placement.

Thanks for stopping by my craft room!