Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
You're gonna think I'm nuts, but a while ago I vacationed in Bermuda, and was crazy enough to take a baggie full of sand back with me. I thought that if you're gonna steal sand, it may as well be PINK SAND from a Bermuda beach! It's not very pink but it was a clean, white sand that I had envisioned using in cardmaking! Oh man. I wonder if that's illegal? This weekend I had my chance to use my contraband! I used it just like you'd use glitter....use a liquid glue, streak the glue across your image (avoiding the black lines of the image) and then slap on the sand! I think you can buy craft sand somewhere, but if you're going on vacation, why not get it free?!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-04-27 04:58:57 UTC
First Place (4 Journal Booklets) : Lisa & Penny!
2nd Place (2 Journal Booklets) : Amber!
3rd Place (2 Journal Booklets) : ReeRee!
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your addresses!
Thank you to everyone who entered!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
So that's my story for today. Don't forget to enter the drawing tonite, and I'll pop back on later and choose the winners so I can get the prizes sent out on Monday!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here is a photo of her and my grandpa. This is typical for my Grandpa...always goofing off or making faces while Grams kept everyone in line and took care of business! They were a great team and although Grampie is gone, he's still very much present in our lives through the stories Grammie tells and the many photos taken by my Aunt Jan (we call her the paparazzi).
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN! I *LOVE* giving away blog candy! And it's a doozy again! Sandy Redburns from Crafty Secrets gave the whole design team extras of the brand spankin' new Journal Notes booklets, and it's my turn to give some away! YIPPIE!
You will get ALL FOUR of the new booklets! Can you believe what a great prize this is? Trust me, you will have SO much fun with these images! I worked with them all weekend and created a project in between shopping trips with my sweet girlfriends!
Here are each of the booklets, so you can see some of the cool vintage images in each! The top part of the book is an image, and the bottom can be used to scribble notes on, or journal in your scrapbook with! The journaling section matches the vintage image!
I ran to my hometown a few weekends ago and Grammie and I sat down and went through her photo albums. I'm so lucky to still have her in my life, as I've had some friends go through hard times lately, losing loved ones. The new Crafty Secrets booklets gave me a perfect excuse to sit with her, and she told me about the family vacations they used to take when my Mom and Aunt were young, up at Roy Lake, MN.
I created a travel themed tin with some of the photos that I copied from Grammie's photo album. I used many images from the new Summertime Booklet! You can see all of my projects on the Crafty Secrets Blog HERE. I will also be posting a scrapbook page of my Grams looking all Marlena Dietrich in her swimsuit at the lake soon.
So here's how to enter the drawing! Leave a comment on this post & tell me your favorite memory of you and your Grandmother or Mother.. I love hearing family stories and memories , and I was so touched by all of your responses from my last blog candy drawing.
I'll do the drawing this Saturday, April 26th! Good Luck! :)
P.S. The little candy eater in my blog banner is me. I still have that reaction to candy.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
We were on a quest to find this cool store called "Hunt and Gather, that Piney found when she went to Junkmarket last year.
I could have spent *days* in Hunt & Gather, and a LOTTA money! I wanted this yellow flower bin table in the WORST way. I thought it would make a cute coffee table in my living room.
This pink daybed slipcover ALMOST went home with me. It would have, if I wouldn't have gotten into trouble at Anchor paper & Dick Blick!
Piney spent a lot of time looking in this section!
Look at the cute flash cards!
AND THE POSTCARDS!
This scale was THE COOLEST! It actually worked! You could plug a penny or a nickel in it to see your weight, and it was DEAD ON correct! Notice there is not a close-up of the dial that shows the weight...strategic photography, 101! :)
Look how they created cute little banners with hankies! There was inspiration galore!
So today, we are done with the shopping, and focusing in on the stamping! Happy Sunday, everyone!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
More speedstamping cards tonite, done with a retired Stampin Up set called "Natures Sketchbook". I was back to my old stamp-killing ways at the retreat; I cut the sentiment off of the strawberry stamps and mounted it on the edge of the block, so that just the strawberry image remained. This way I was able to use this image for birthday cards, and combine them with the Papertrey Birthday Sentiments set.
Patterned paper by K & Company and My Mind's Eye, new "29th Street Market" floral paper.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
The stamp to the left is called "Sidekick Sayings" from Stampin' Up. The retreat had a garage sale the first night, and I picked up this set for $5.00! I love the sentiment on this one: "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy-they are the charming gardners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust. I have QUITE a few people in my life that this would apply to! Have a great weekend, everyone!