Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I'm not talking about Christmas either! The school year has approached its ending and passed and unbelievably, I was ready to go with end of the year teachers' gifts for my children to give their teachers. I decided to make a gift that was not only cute, but functional as well.

This is what I came up with:

The teachers all loved them. One of them told me that she had received one a few years back and used it so much, it is falling apart. She was so happy to receive a new one that was usable and intact!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you and your family have an extremely fun and safe holiday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What Happened To My Creativity?

Going to school full-time leaves me with not much of "me" time. Now that the semester is over, I have almost 4 full months with nothing to do, other than a couple of swaps I joined over at I am waiting on an order from J's before I can begin. I have also started making flowers to sell in my store. I wanted to post things that were different from the norm. I have sold a few of my fan flowers, and since they were the most popular, I wanted to make a different variation of them. I combined the infamous 6-petal punch rose with my fan flowers and came up with these...

I think they are pretty darn cute. Finished them off with some Stickles and voila! Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Challenging My Masculine Side

Okay, I can admit that I am a little bit of a girly girl. I love Coach purses and will only buy my makeup from a department store. However, there is a boyish side of me too. Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone! I love to go fishing. There is something about being surrounded by quiet, serene wilderness and hearing the sounds of the water lapping on the bottom of the boat. I love the outdoors.

However, I absolutely can NOT make a decent masculine card. I look through galleries for inspiration, but I can't seem to be able to get through my fat brain how to go about creating a DECENT card for a male. Lo and behold, the time comes to make a birthday card for my uncle. Shoot. Now what? I peruse galleries for hours. Nothing. I look through magazines. Nada. Zilch. Zip.

Back to the drawing board. I finally decided to just try. Sit down and glue some paper together. This is my end result. Honestly, I must say, I don't think it came out THAT bad!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

Well, I'm a day late to post this, but I was so busy yesterday playing along with the challenges hosted by, and so I didn't have time to do anything else, except scrap a page for the All Day Challenge they hosted. The theme was to scrap about why I scrap. This is my take on the challenge:

Supplies Used:
Colorbok paper (background)
American Crafts Thickers
American Crafts letter stickers (black)
DCWV papers (scraps)
EK Success journaling pens (pink)

All of the flowers are handmade. I mix and matched orange and pink papers in the flowers to match the background.

I had a really fun day! I even won a prize pack for completing a challenge! I am so excited to receive my new goodies!

Thank you for a wonderful, fun NSD!