Saturday, February 27, 2010

Newly Listed!

Pretty Lil' Butterfly Embellishments:

These and other spring colors now listed in my Etsy Shop.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In Case You Didn't Know..

...I like to make stuff.  And although I may not blog all that often, I am always making something.  So, without further's what I have made recently:

Oreo Pops. Look for the recipe here.

A 6" x 6" mini album.  I used the Valentine Line from Bo Bunny.

I used the Bo Bunny refill pages from the 6" x 6" ring binder.

This is the layout I made a couple of weeks ago using Making Memories paper...I took another pic in better lighting.

And this was the scene on Tuesday from my front door:

The snow was so wet and heavy...look how it stuck to the branches of my burning bush.

We are drowning in rain at the moment, but the weather forecast is for a change in the temperature and more snow.  Rumor has it that we'll get upwards of 8+ inches.  Yikes!

Behind the scenes I have been sewing and tea staining up a storm.  Andrew helped me stuff my lil' creations and all I have left to do is sew up the seams.  I'll tackle that this weekend in between my work schedule and going to the gym.

Well kids...that's all from here.  I'll be back soon with more tales from my studio!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What A Day!

So...due to the forecasted amounts of snow, we had no school today.  As for the snow...well, it never showed.  But we'll save that for another post!

Ok, back to a "no school day."  Mackenzie came over to play with Andrew.  After a rough start, she got settled in and watched some movies and played with Jake.  He wore her out!  Here they are taking a nap on the couch:
I don't know who was more tired!

I called my buddy Fitz (Debbie Fitz that is) and she got me thinking about how I haven't spent much time creating layouts for myself.  So, after dinner, I snuck down to my studio & created a layout from some paper I bought from Two Peas:

I am not happy with my lighting...the layout came out very nice in real life...but you get the idea. 
What do you think?

I have a bar in my studio that I hang layouts from, which I change from time to time.  I had a blank spot:

So  added the new layout to fill the hole.

And now my bar is complete!

Not only did I get to complete a layout, I made crock pot ribs, made applesauce muffins, baked a cake for cakeballs, did a load of laundry AND watched movies with Mac & Andrew.  Mama is pooped!

And finally, my hubby called me to let me know that on his way home he was listening to the local 97.3 WZBG station & he was caller 4...which got him a Lil' Love Heart cake from Carvel!  Woohoo!  Go hunny go!
This is my Valentine's surprise!  Thanks hunny!

Well...that was one busy day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The 11th Anniversary of Giving Birth

Yesterday was an exciting day here for one important reason: Andrew turned 11years old.  Yikes!  Where has the time gone? 

He woke up so happy and excited...couldn't wait to get to school.  He shared chocolate dipped rice krispie treats with his friends.  It was also his day to present his "volcano" experiment to the class.

I took the day off from work to clean up, bake & wrap presents and to be home when he got off the bus.  He requested a special cake:

Caramel Pecan Fudge Cake

A few gifts for him to open.

Just a lil' excited!

Nerf Blaster

Make a wish!

Great cake Mom!  Great Birthday!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Perfect Ending To My Day...

...was coming home to a package on the table...for ME!  Lookie what I bought from my friend Kim @ Valley Primitives:
They look perfect in my black iron bowl on my dining room table.  Hubby was in bed when I got home from work, so I get to show him tonight.  Thanks Kim!  :)

Sunday we took Andrew & his best buddy to Ski Sundown for their 1st snowboarding lesson.  They had a BLAST!  Poor Mama's hands were frozen the whole time we were outside...but I did manage to get some great shots:

They were both exhausted and wanted hot chocolate when the lesson was finished.  But they can't wait to go back again!  Maybe in a couple of weeks!

Things are very busy at the store this week.  Yesterday was Bus Tour registration and then we have the Scrapbook Summit this weekend.  I am one busy Mama!