Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sanitizing Christmas Treat!

Before we get to the project today. I had to show some Halloween pictures of Logan and Megan. Today Logan and Dan are at the Zoo Boo. Logan LOVES the Zoo Boo. It's basically trick or treating at each of the animals habitat. It's very fun. Each animal is sponsored by a different company or group and they hand out the candy and also some fun coupons or other treats. Last year (or the year before) Logan got a football from the State Farm people. McDonald's always has coupons and the tiger exhibit is always sponsored by a local dentist so we get free toothbrushes. So it's a pretty successful morning of trick or treating. And Logan has a ton of fun. This year Logan wanted to be a knight. So my Mom made his knight costume out of a pillow case. She cut a hole for the head and arms and sewed a cross on the front. It turned out really cute.

We found the shield and sword at a hobby store here and the crown Logan and I made with our Brushed Gold Cardstock and Chunky Glitter.
Isn't he cute?
Megan also dressed for the occasion even though we're not going to the Zoo Boo this year.

This is her little pumpkin outfit. Super cute! Tomorrow she has a shirt with a bat on it that says "I'm batty for Daddy" That one is super cute too!
Ok well here's the project for today. We had our demonstrator meeting on Thursday and I of course forgot my camera. So unfortunately I don't have swaps to show you or the other 3 minute demos to show. But I have my 3 minute demo to show you! I saw these on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog. She's amazing too. She has a video on how to put them together so make sure you check that out. I'll post the measurements but check out the video anyway.

These would make the cutest co worker gifts or stocking stuffers.

Inside the box is a small hand sanitizer!!
Isn't that just awesome!! I LOVE it!!! I'm going to make a gazillion of these and give them out this flu season.
They're super simple to make. Here's the dimensions and remember to check out the video to figure out how to put them together.
2x11 piece of cardstock.
Score at .5, 1.5, 3.5, 4.5, 7.5 and 8.5
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It's been over a week now and things are still going well. All the sunbathing and supplementing with formula has helped Megan get over her jaundice without a stay in the hospital under the billi lights!! Yay! Thank goodness, we've had enough hospital visits and doctors appointments for a while :) I'm sure our insurance company thinks so too :) The only downside of it all it that with all the supplementing we had to do with formula, Megan started nursing less and less knowing that she would get a bottle in the end. So even though we nursed for almost an hour every time, she wasn't eating enough to get my breast milk to adequately come in. We went through this with Logan too, and even after pumping, pumping and more pumping it wasn't helping. So Dan and I made the decision to formula feed her like we did with Logan. And based on all this I've come to the conclusion that some women have bodies that are just made to have babies and some don't. My body is not built for pregnancy or breastfeeding. But since I'll NEVER do it again it's ok with me.

Today's card is super quick and easy and I've made a bunch of them. Dan's coworkers gave him a surprise baby shower the week before Megan came. We got tons of diapers, wipes and more! So I whipped up a bunch of these for him to give to his coworkers.

Aren't they super cute? I saw a card similar to this on Splitcoast Stampers and loved the idea, so I changed it up just a little and came up with this card.
The little flowers are from the bitty punch pack and with the little rhinestone in the center just makes the super cute! The greeting is stamped twice, once in Pear Pizazz and then in Soft Suede. I cut out the Thanks from the Soft Suede then popped it up with dimensionals on the Pear Pizazz one. Super cute card-that's so quick and easy to make!
We're working on getting on a feeding/sleeping schedule this week. It might take a few weeks to get it down to a system but once we do I'll be able to post and stamp more since my days will be a little more predictable. I think today we're going to try a visit to the library. Logan has some books that are pretty overdue and should probably be returned :)
Stamp Set: So Many Thanks
Cardstock: Pear Pizazz, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Bitty Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Last of the Chocolate

Thanks to everyone who's left comments the past few days. I've read them all and I've been truly touched by your kind words. So thanks so much!!!!

We're slowly but surely adjusting to being a family of 4 now. Megan's doing good and even sleeping for about 3 hour stretches at night, which has been really helpful to Dan and I (even though I'm not sure how much he *wakes* up). Nursing has been a little challenging, as it was with Logan. We've had to supplement with formula after most feedings, especially so the jaundice doesn't get worse. But the good news is that I don't think we'll need a hospital stay to treat the jaundice, like we did with Logan. She's had to go the lab 3 times to get her blood checked and the numbers have been in the normal range and seem to be slowly coming down now. So that's good news. We have another appointment with the doctor tomorrow and I'll get all the info then. But the sunbathing and constant feedings seemed to have done the trick. Logan is being really helpful. He brings me diapers and even takes the dirty ones away. He been really helpful at bringing me burp cloths and clothes too. He's even adjusted to her crying, he was really scared about her crying at first. Once we explained to him that she wasn't crying because she was hurt or sad, it's just the only way baby's can tell us they're hungry or need a diaper change. He was ok with the crying. And he has slept through it at night so far, or at least he's not telling us he's waking up. We certainly don't hear him wake up. Hopefully after tomorrow's appointment we can start settling into a routine and things will be a little less chaotic around here, and hopefully I can start to find time to stamp. I did finish the baby announcements yesterday, so that was a plus! As for me, I'm recovering as best as I can. Recovery seems to be a little more uncomfortable with her than it was for Logan. I'm not sure if it's because she came out so fast (and did a little damage on her way out) or if I just don't remember it as well with Logan. Either way I think it's going to be a long road to recovery for me. But at least I'm not nauseous anymore or on tons of different medicines. I'll deal with being uncomfortable for a few more weeks and then hopefully I'll be back to my old self.

Ok then, that's a lot of rambling and possibly more than you care to read about. Last week right before the induction day, I decided that I needed more, YES more, chocolate announcements. I know there's just no stopping me! But I think I love these the MOST. They're super cute and I just love them. I made 15 of them. So the grand total of various chocolate baby announcements is somewhere around 75 :) But tell me these aren't the cutest one yet!
It's hard to see in the picture because the ink is light but the bottom of the tag says 'Welcome Baby'.
Aren't they cute!? (Sorry for this picture-didn't realize it was so blurry). Inside all the boxes are a snickers bar. The boxes are made from the Candy Wrapper Die in the Mini Catalog.

I just love the little punched toy duck. It's so cute. I'm going to try to remember all the punches I used but it's been a while so forgive me if I forget one.
Head: 3/4 circle punch
Beak: Boho Blossom Punch
Wheels: 1/2 circle punch
Wing: 5 Petal Flower punch
Body: Key Tag (retired) and I pretty sure it's the 1 3/8 circle but not positive on that. To get the look of the tail. Punch the key tag first then the circle around it. Hope that makes sense.
While I was making them. Logan wanted to make one too for him. So he changed the colors a little and here's his little duck.
He also changed the feet too, he didn't want wheels. Not sure why he wanted a black duck but that's what he wanted :)
We're off to feed again now. Keep checking back, I'm not sure when I'll be back to post. I'm hoping to get back to posting daily soon but for now it may just be hit and miss. This week is our demo meeting and I DO have a 3 minute demo to show you later this week but no swap this month for me. But I'll try to remember to take my camera and get pictures of the swaps at the meeting. No promises though :)
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

She's finally here!

The pregnancy is finally over! YAY! I'm so happy and I'm not nauseous anymore. I finally have my appetite back and have been scarfing down meal after meal, with no worries about it making a comeback-if you know what I mean :)

So Monday was quite the day! I had my final Dr appointment at 1pm, then we would head to the hospital to be induced at 4pm. We got there around 3:45 and they started induction around 4:45 and 6 short hours later we had a baby, Megan Ann. No one thought it would go that fast. My doctor told me to pack things to do, DVD players, magazines, etc. So there I was with a bag full of activities and in full blown labor by about 7pm. Thank goodness for our doula too, she made everything go so smoothly and kept Dan calm, cool and collected-or as much as he could be. So Megan was ready to come and once she decided to come, she was packed up and moving out as fast as she could. I was checked around 10:15 and was told I was 6cm so we decided to move to the tub (worked wonders with Logan). After 3 contractions in the tub I was convinced it wasn't going to work and I wanted IV drugs so we got out she checked me again and I was 10 cm and ready to push, no time for drugs now! With only about 6 minutes of pushing she was out. She literally came out so fast that her head is so perfectly round. She looks like a c-section baby. All the doctors and nurses were even commenting on it. But anyway she's here and we're both doing well. She has a little jaundice, nothing too serious (we hope) so we've been spending lots of time sunbathing by the windows and lots and lots and lots of time nursing to try to avoid a hospital stay under the blue billi lights like Logan. As for me I'm resting when I can. I am very tired, but who isn't with a new born in the house? Sleep will come back. I'm getting in a few short naps during the day and at night. Dan has been super helpful, and even Logan has helped out--a little. :)

I have 3 or 4 projects to show you but I think it will be a few more days until I can get them up. So bear with me, the next few weeks will be on and off but soon we'll be in a routine and I'll be able to post more regularly. Here's a few more pictures from Monday night's action.
Dan holding her for the first time. He was so great in the delivery room. Even when things were moving so fast he kept his cool. He kept saying for HOURS after "I can't believe you did that without any drugs"

So cute!!

Logan holding Megan for the first time. She wasn't having a good afternoon. But Logan handled it well.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick Announcement

Just a super quick announcement. I'll be back later with more details. We welcomed little Megan Ann on Monday 10/18/2010 at 10:51pm. She weighed in at 8lbs 9oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. We're all excited and tired. More soon! Thanks for all the well wishes, I sure appreciate them!

Sparkling Christmas!

Today's card was more of an experiment than a planned project. I was trying some Christmas color combos and had my glitter sitting on my desk and went a little, or maybe a lot crazy! Originally I was just going to do the tree with scallops but then thought, well I have the matching glitter-lets see what that looks like!

So what do you think? Do you like the glitter, does the color combo work for a Christmas Card? It took a little longer to do this card then I had originally planned. I did each color of glitter separately and wanted each color to dry before I did the next color.
I actually really like it. Next time I may go with a smaller tree and position the greeting in a better spot but over all I think it's a cute card. I wouldn't make a ton of them though :)

Plus I love it because it's super sparkly!
Stamp Set: Christmas Greeting
Carstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Brushed Silver
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Chunky Glitter, Scallop Border Punch, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Black Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Got Treats?

Today is the big day. I'll be induced this afternoon (unless baby has already come). As of the time I was typing this baby had not come :) So by the time you're reading this baby may have already come. I really don't like pre-scheduling my posts but I also HATE to not have any posts go up at all. So if I have to pre-schedule as opposed to no posts at all, I'll pre-schedule them. I hope you understand.

Last week when I was stamping I had a glitter craving. You know how it is when you haven't used an accessory for a while and you really want to. Well that was my glitter craving-or maybe it's a pregnancy thing :) Anyway I pulled out my chunky glitter-which I hardly ever ever ever use and thought that would be perfect for this project.
I used my XL scallop circle punch and went around the edge with my tombow glue and then covered it all in black glitter. The pictures really don't give it the sparkly justice it deserves but trust me the glitter is there. I used my markers to color the pumpkin stamp from the Got Treats set and then punched everything out with circle punches. For the little purse. I used my Scallop Envelope Die and cut 2, attached them together and made a super quick, easy, cute purse. It's the perfect size for holding 2 Ghirardelli chocolate squares. I added some ribbon for a handle and voila your done!
It's super cute, and you could modify this for any holiday in the Got Treats stamp set! Isn't the awesome!
Stamp Set: Got Treats
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Old Olive Markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Sticky Strip, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, XL Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 Inch Circle Punches, Tombow Glue, Chunky Glitter, Crop a Dial, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fabulous Thanks!

We're now on day 3 of my CASED cards. I'm so thankful to have such a large source of blogs, websites, catalogs and other sources to copy cards from. I want to stamp but I think my creative juices are taking a break during the last part of this pregnancy :) So I'm ok with coping that means that I still get that stamp.

Today's card came from Renee Van Stralen's blog. I look forward to checking out her blog everyday. I just love her work. It's always so pretty! I think I may have stared at this card for a few minutes too just in awe of how pretty it was. So I made my own. I changed the colors slightly though. She used Cajun Craze but I'm going to use Cherry Cobbler. Both have deep, rich colors but I just like Cherry Cobbler more!

Isn't it just so pretty. Now I will warn you, if you don't like sponging and you don't like tearing (I have a few of those customers-and that's ok), but if you're not a sponger or tearer you might not want to try this card. I sponged every single layer of this card and there's lots of tearing. But I love the result of it! I left the ribbon off mine, but I still love it.
I love the colors, I love the pearls, I just love it all!!!

Thanks for coming along with me this week on my week of copied cards :) I think this one is my favorite but I sure love the others too!
Stamp Sets: Fast and Fabulous, En Francais Background, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Old Olive Marker
Accessories: Sponges, Adhesive Pearls, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch
Thanks for looking see you soon!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Diagonal Birthday

I had a Dr appointment yesterday and baby is being as stubborn as can be. Baby just doesn't want to leave! Well the eviction notice has been given and baby has until Monday at 4pm to move out or I'll be induced. So we're really hoping it happens over the next few days. I'll keep you up to date as always but please send good baby thoughts this way and hope and pray baby comes in the next few day on her own.

This card just blows me away it looks so cool. And it's pretty easy to do especially with SU's DSP because it all coordinates with each other! I first saw this card on Connie Collins's blog. She got the idea from Kristina Werner's blog. It's such a cool idea I love the look of it so I had to give it try! Kristina has a video on her blog on how to do it so I won't go into detail on it. It probably wouldn't make much sense if I tried to explain it anyway. So if you're interested in making this card I recommend watching her video.

Isn't it cool though. I love the look of the DSP on this card. And may I also say how much I am LOVING our In Colors!! And yes that's Cajun Craze, it really is starting to grow on me, but I think only when I use it with Peach Parfait :)
Don't you just love that glittery brad! It's hard to tell from the picture but it really is glittery. I made this card for my Dad's birthday that was this week. But I had so much fun making this one that I made another one too!

I think I actually like this one better. I like the greens and I like the diagonal rays coming down from the top. Plus I added a little ribbon to this card and we all know that ribbon makes everything better :)

Logan also stamped a card for my Dad's birthday and I thought I would show it with these cards too. I had no input on this card. I just cut the cardstock for him. And you can't tell from the picture but it actually opens backwords, the fold is on the right instead of the left. But he was so happy with it I couldn't bear to tell him that. He's even getting really good at using my SNAIL by himself :)

Isn't it cute! The greeting says 'Lucky You and lucky me for knowing you'. He even sponged the edges of the tag!
Stamp Sets: Afterthoughts, Word Play, Fox and Friends
Carstock: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, In Color 6x6 DSP pack, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
Ink: Cajun Craze, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Glimmer Brads, Pear Pizazz Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thanks a Million

As I'm typing this (Sunday afternoon) there is no sign of baby making an appearance, but just in case I'm spending the afternoon typing up blog posts for the week so that if anything happens you guys aren't left hanging :)

I did alot of stamping this weekend. Some on Friday, lots on Saturday so I have lots to show you! Everything I stamped though I pretty much copied. But as I tell my customers all the time, it's alright to copy, I do it all the time! Our catalog is full of ideas for you to copy and so is my blog!

Today's card I saw on Linda Heller's blog. She had a downline meeting and this was one of the techniques showed at it. Trish showed it, and I've actually had the pleasure of meeting Trish at convention and she is one of the funniest, sweetest demos I've ever met! There's a video on how to do this technique by Trish on Linda's blog so make sure you check it out.

Here's the card.

Isn't it just stunning! I used the Square Lattice embossing folder and then used my brayer with Rich Razzleberry ink over it and the raised part of the folder will pick up the ink while the rest stays white. It's just so awesome!! I love it. Trish has a ton more samples that she shows in the video so make sure you watch because the samples are gorgeous!!
It's super easy and super quick! Makes a really great monochromatic card, don't you think? I just love it!! Thanks Trish for the awesome idea!!
Stamp Set: Word Play
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice folder, Brayer, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friendly Butterfly

This card is so easy and so pretty that I could make a ton of them! I posted this similar card in September. This butterfly was made at the same time. The only difference is the base of the card and I used rhinestones on this one instead of the pearls.

I love both cards but I think I like the simplicity of this one more! I love the texture from the polka dot folder!

There's not much else to say about this card. It came together super quick and I just love it!
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Autumn Spice DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Sponges, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

More Chocolate Announcments--Can I be stopped?

I had a doctors appointment on Wednesday. And just when I thought this pregnancy had come to an end my doctor informs me that baby is doing SO well that she wants me to get to my due date now. AHHHH I thought I would be induced next week but looks like I'll be going another week. Baby was actually SO active at the appointment that when they hooked me up to the heart monitors to monitor baby every time they'd 'find' baby and start recording baby would switch sides. The doctor wanted at least 20 minutes of continuous monitoring and baby would only stay put long enough for 5-10 minutes at a time then we'd loose the signal. The baby would literally switch sides and roll over so that the monitor couldn't pick up the heart beat signal. So we'd switch the monitor to the other side and 10 minutes later she'd do it again! So it took almost an hour and 2 nurses to finally get the 20 minutes of monitoring the doctor wanted. So I went in for what I thought would be a 45 minute appointment (after the ultrasound, monitoring and seeing the doctor) almost 2 HOURS later I left!!! If baby doesn't come by October 18 we WILL induce then. Then I'll be overdue and she DOES want the baby out by then. So I should for sure have a baby by then :) We're still very hopeful baby will decide to come on her own in the next week or so. I'll be counting down the next 10 days!!!

I have more chocolate baby announcements to show you. I've seriously gone off the deep end with chocolate in my house. I think I now have more announcements that have candy attached to them in some way than card announcements that we'll send out. Isn't that just crazy!?! And don't tell anyone but I thought of more people I need to make some for--ahhhhahahah!!! Still not sure what I'll do though, but I'll make sure to post them when they're done.

I have 2 different ones to show you today. I've already shown you the other 2 that I've done, 36 of these and 16 of these The first ones I have today I only have 7 of, they're for Logan's teachers and staff at school.
I used the bitty box die for them and when baby comes I'll wrap baby's birth info around the candy and stick it in the box.
I used the All in the Family set and my markers to color them. It actually went really fast.
The next ones I also only have 6 of, they're for the nieces and nephews, so they're not too fancy and were really fast. And the only reason I did them was because the pouches were already made from doing them for Logan's class so I thought why not?!

The birth info will also be wrapped around the candy in this one.
So I think that's it. IF I get around to making an additional 15 or so like I want I'll have completely lost my mind!

Stamp Sets: All in the Family, Teddy and Train
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Subtles DSP, Lap of Luxury DSP, Whisper White, Concord Crush
Ink: Staz On, Pretty in Pink, Concord Crush pads and Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom and Daffodil Delight markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Box Die, Petal Card Die, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch Circle, and Word Window Punches, Dimesionals, Sticky Strip
Think happy baby thoughts for the weekend. Maybe baby will decide that 10-10-10 will be a good birthday, I'm sure hoping and praying for that anyway!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thinking of you in Peach

I wasn't sure I liked this card at first but the more I looked at it the more I did like it. I think I did go a little nuts with the color spritzer tool but I just love that thing!!!

One color that I was not thrilled with when the color change was made was Cajun Craze. Ugghhh, it just looked too much like Really Rust which I NEVER used! So I wasn't too happy with it and I was sure I'd never use that color. In fact I only have like 2 sheets of it :) But after using it for 2 projects, this one and the one I showed you on Monday I'm learning to live with Cajun Craze and I think with the right colors it does work. So here's my Peachy-Cajun card!

Now how on earth did I pair Peach Parfait with Cajun Craze? None other than the new AWESOME color coach! And together they actually look really good. I did a lot of masking for this card and I had to break out my Stamp a Ma Jig for it too. I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more picky about things lining up. When I first started stamping, one of the things I loved most about our 2 step stamps was that most of them didn't line up perfectly so I didn't have to try too hard to get them to line up. But as I stamp more and more I find myself NEEDING it to line up as close to perfect as possible. This is the Level 2 hostess set, it's so pretty and though I really don't need another flower set this one is perfect for quick cards.
I used the Decorative Label punch for just a little accent on the side. I was going to add some brads to it but they were too much and didn't look right so they were removed. But even with the Cajun Craze I love it and who knows maybe I'll come to LOVE Cajun Craze-probably won't happen too soon though :)
Stamp Sets: Fast and Fabulous, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Hostess DSP 6x6 pack
Ink: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Decorative Label and Scallop Edge Punches, Color Spritzer, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking see you soon!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Tag

Well I wish I could give you some baby news but nothing yet! We're still trying to naturally induce labor THIS week so that I don't have to be medically induced next week. I've been walking like a mad woman, drinking raspberry tea (which I didn't know induced labor but I guess it does), spicy foods, and more naturally inducing things. But so far nothing is working :) I'll see my doctor on Wednesday and we'll see what she says but if nothing happened and there's no sign of anything happening, we may ask to schedule induction for this weekend. But we are still hoping that I can go without being induced. Just gotta convince baby :) Plus I don't have any winter/fall maternity clothes and the weather's starting to get cooler so now I really need to have this baby :)

Here's today's project. You may remember the elephant and giraffe stuffed animals made from our fabric that I showed you in September, well my friend Lisa in Minnesota-HI LISA wanted one so I asked my Mom to make another and in like a day she had it done. So we shipped it off to Minnesota. I attached a cute little tag around her neck before shipping though :)

So remember when I told you that I had tons of chocolate baby announcements on my desk? Well I didn't notice when I took this picture (the one above) but you can see some of my stacks of chocolate. There's a Hershey box, which is on the top of the stack. The stack is at least 12 inches tall, probably more. Then there's chocolate in the purple bag next to the stack. That's my chocolate announcements for the doctors office. Then in front of that stack that you can't see I have more boxes of chocolate that go all the way to the edge of the desk. And there's even more on my desk now. Some of it's not even in boxes, there's so much of it and I ran out of boxes :) So this baby has got to come before chocolate takes over my desk. Anyway, back to the tag.

I think it's super adorable. I used the 2 tags die and the Paisley Prints stamp set for this tag.

I used my markers to color the leaves. I can't remember off the top of my head but I'm pretty sure I used Daffodil Delight, More Mustard and Cajun Craze. Then I used my color spritzer tool with Early Espresso to cover the leaves and tag. A button to finish it and it's just too cute!
So think baby thoughts this week and I'll keep you up to date too! I think today I'm going to spend Logan's naptime scheduling posts to go up in the next couple of weeks. But as things progress I'll try to update with baby news.
Stamp Sets: Paisley Prints, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Neutrals Buttons, Linen Thread, Color Spritzer Tool, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Mug Mat

Super quick post today. We're taking Logan to a birthday party this afternoon so I don't have much time, but I wanted to show you our make and take from the meeting on Thursday. We made these adorable coasters or as Amber called them 'mug mats'. Which I think I prefer over coasters! It just sounds so much better and cuter!

They were super easy, we used the square scallop die on 2 pieces of our fabric and some felt. We held the 3 layers together with a small x in each corner with some linen thread. I love them. They're super easy. The mug mat went with some of the other things Amber demoed but I can't tell you what those were because I think I'm going to make lots of Christmas gifts this year and use her idea. :)
Here's the mug mat in action, though with my glass of water not a mug, but you get the idea. I'm so looking forward to drinking something other than water when baby is born :)
Ok we're off to a birthday party.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Meeting Swaps

Last night was our meeting. I had a great time as usual! But we'll get the to awesome swaps in a second. I had a doctors appointment on Wednesday and she said that everything looks good. Baby looks good and we're going to hope labor starts naturally by itself in the next week or so. If I get to 39 weeks, (which is in 8 days) we'll schedule a date that week to induce. Hopefully I'll have the baby before then without having to be induced but we'll have to wait and see what happens.

The meeting last night was great! Unfortunately most of our group was late due to traffic nightmares thanks to VP Biden's visit here. But everyone eventually got there and it was great. Amber's workshop went great! She did a great workshop with AWESOME projects of which I plan to copy so I won't tell you what she did! I forgot to take a picture of our make and take this morning so I'll get that done and posted in the next day or two. But our swaps were awesome! The theme this month was workshop cards, and THANK YOU to everyone for labeling your cards. You can see my swap here.

First up is Karen. Karen ALWAYS impresses me! Look how simple and stunning this card is!
And the inside, just fabulous!

Next up is Kim 1. I love this set. I don't have it and I don't think I'm going to get it, but never say never because it's really growing on me :) Oh alright....maybe....I probably will just get it :)

This one is Corrina's. I love the colors and those cute cupcakes. I don't have this set either. But that's the AWESOME thing about swaps is that even if I don't have the set, I still have samples using that set to show my customers. Isn't that great!

This one is Kim 2. I love those colors, especially the Concord Crush and I never thought I would like that color!

This one is Pam's. It's beautiful! I love the fall colors on this one too.

This one is Michelle C's card. It's amazing how one tiny piece of ribbon can add so much to a card! I love this card.

This one is by Michelle G. I'm so glad I got that Aviary Stamp Set. Just wish I had more time to use it. I love how Michelle used an eyelet on the birdcage.

This super cute Christmas one is Carmelita's. I love how she used the border punch on the top and bottom of the cardstock. CUTE! Carmelita also brought me a HUGE bag of baby girl clothes, I LOVE THEM. THANKS Carmelita!!!

This one is Mindy's. I love those owls! I don't have that hostess set either but it's really growing on me. The more I see it the more I love it! And I love how she made the cardstock look like ribbon on the bottom of the card. So cute!

This one is by Nichole. She's Michelle's new recruit. I love this embossing folder, I think it's one of my favorites. It's so pretty that you can make a great card just with the folder!

This one is Amber's. It's hard to tell from the picture but there are rhinestones on the tree and you all know how much I LOVE the rhinestones :)

This one is Kay's. I love the colors, and never in a million years would I have put Real Red with Peach Parfait but it works!

This one is by Theresa. I love the butterflies, I love the embossing folder, I LOVE IT all!!
If you're interested in joining our group of demonstrators you still have a couple of weeks to sign up and get the great Greenhouse Gala tote bag! I'd love to talk to you about being a demonstrator, so if you're interested please let me know!! We have the MOST fun at our meetings!! And I'd love for you to join us!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!