Saturday, January 31, 2009

Upcoming Crop for a Charity

In April there will be a Crop for a wonderful cause in the upstate area. The Momas Crop for Marty will be held at The Cottages at Brushy Creek, Greer SC, on Saturday April 25th from 10am-10pm .

The cost is only $25 which includes 3 meals, snacks and lots of prizes. They haven’t even started officially advertising the crop yet but are already over 25% full.

Funds raised will go toward making photo ready memory books that will be given to Mom’s who have lost an infant child right here in the Upstate. The goal is to raise enough to be able to give 50 completed books.

For those interested in registering: Email me for the contact person's info. And when you register, be sure to include the name of who you want to sit with and if you will need power outlets.

happy stampin'

Funkie Munkie!

Ssshhhhh! Don't tell my husband, but there is a new scrapbook store with in driving distance, woo hoo! The store's name is unforgetable: Funkie Munkie! You won't have to tell me that twice, lol.

My Bff and I went to Funkie town last night for a Fiskars training class led by Debby - an incredibly sweet and patient lady who didn't even cry when her tools got broken. Bless her heart. I guess things like that happen from time to time and she can handle it.

Here are a few photos from our class. There were 24 lively ladies in attendance.

above: Stephanie, store owner, points out the important things.
Joan with her door prize (above), and her certification (below)

me, looking weird, there were two cameras and I didn't know direction to look at!

Debby teaching and answering questions

me, smiling because I love this awesome door prize!!!

happy stampin'

Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine Mousie

Today I have a quick notecard to share. The dimensions of the card are 3x3" which makes them perfect for Valentine cards produced in bulk!

Mousie holding his heart was stamped in black, then the heart was stamped again on printed dot paper and cut out. A white gel pen adds a few highlights to the flower and his shirt, while his fur was colored with a SU! marker. The gingham ribbon is by Offray.

Easy peasy.

happy stampin'

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Super-sweet Blog Award

Broni - Spashes of Watercolor - gave me a blog award the other ... ahem ... week ... month ... oh yes, it's been a while! Wow, I am truly honored because Broni's creations are completely awesome. She is an extremely talented stamper and a super sweet lady. Broni is a DD alumni at Splitcoaststampers and designs for a couple of stamp companies {I won't be specific because I'm afraid I'll get it wrong - but it's listed on her blog}. I met her at the Copic training in Charleston back in October, and found out she doesn't live that far from me. I hope one day we will have a chance to get together and stamp.

Like I said, she's doubly sweet and really, I do not deserve a blog award after the lack of blogging I've done. I think Broni actually tagged me before I went MIA. Now I am supposed to nominate a few blogs for the Butterfly Award. I'll be glad to nominate and notify them, but it's up to them whether they have time to play along.

In no particular order:

1. Jan at Stamps, Paper, Scissors - she has the best sense of humor!

2. Laura's Stamp Art Journal - I sat beside Laura and her friend Kerry at the Copic training. Laura is a very talented and busy stamper.

3. Linda at Simple Things - amazing projects, most use Melissa Frances products.

4. Stef from Day to Day - Stef is a cancer survivor, and she has survived with an amazing sense of balance and humor. She is a designer who works with PaperCrafts magazine and Creative Memories - and probably a few others that I am not aware of.

5. Paula from Crafty Storage - Paula scours the web to find craft rooms and storage ideas for the hoarders among us {you know who you are!}. I love to browse the blogs she finds for us.

Ok - consider yourself tagged. If you want to play along, just post on your blog and tag a few other blogs you enjoy!

happy stampin'

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bumpy Road Ahead

This is one of the signs I made for hubby's birthday using my Cricut, Big Shot and Cuttlebug Embossing folders. There is another one, that is much cuter ... but I can't find a photo. I may have to fake it like I did the banner photos!

It's a good thing my sweetheart is easy-going. We didn't use an "Over the Hill" theme, but it was implied in several ways:

The sucker pail was courtesy of his sister. The pail was black with black organza ribbon:

And finally, here is the birthday boy before he cut the cake. He had no idea we had a party planned. Imagine his surprise when he walked in to find 60 people wishing him well on
the big 5-0!

Thanks for checking in with me today! I hope your day goes wonderfully!

happy stampin'

We have a winner {yes, finally)

So that I do not go down in history as a liar - am I pleased to announce the winner of my long promised yet still mysterious blog candy!!! Donna at Indiana Inking - you win! Please email me with your mailing address.
happy stampin'

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birthday Banner

What a bad blogger I have been! It's been far too long since I've posted here ... and even longer since I posted an original project. I hope you won't hold it against me!

Things have not been the same {or would that be sane?} since Thanksgiving. We had family in over the holidays, and I was working secretly on a surprise birthday party for my husband on January 10. I mailed out pages for family and friends to complete to add to a memory book for him {ahem ... still waiting on a few to be returned ... } so I was working on his book, plus sneaking out with my friends to make decorations, order food, send invitations, etc.

I really hope to get back to a more regular schedule posting on this blog. Maybe if you all will say a little prayer for me to get some organization back into my life it would help! For those waiting on the blog candy ... it's coming! I will pick a winner tonight and have some info up Monday. Since I've been so slack I guess it better be something worthwhile, right?

Today I am sharing the banner we used for hubby's party. Everything was made using SU! cardstock and a few of my favorite tools: Cricut machine and Storybook Cartridge, Big Shot die cutter and Cuttlebug embossing folders. Somehow we didn't get a photo of the banner up at the party, so I hung it in our bedroom and took a few photos to share here.

First the whole baner -- it's kind of big:

Now, closer shots:

I really wanted to bling it up and use ink to highlight the embossing but I just ran out of time! It served the purpose, and I think everyone liked it anyway, lol! Now what do you suppose I should do with a large banner post-party??

happy stampin'

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Just a quick note to say ... I my peeps! Thanks for playing with me this weekend!

happy stampin'