Thursday, February 28, 2008
These are a few of the graduation items I'm working on for my April booth. Since graduation around here is mostly in May, I'm going to try and have a variety of graduation themed gifts.
Here, I've got a tea tin covered in 2008 patterned paper; a candy filled Making Memories container wrapped with ribbon and a cut-out stamped diploma; and, a female graduation card with an adorable Bella image (thanks to Rochelle).
I'm going to do several more items, including male cards, and I'll post them later.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Here are some of the chocolate pouches I've started on for my April booth. These are the pouches that you fill with a Hershey's candy bar.
They always turn out so cute, so I'm making up abunch of different color pouches for my booth. I'm going to wait, of course, until April, to fill them with the candy bars.
Here, I started with my purples, but I'm going to do some in blues, reds, green, etc. I'll post all the pouches together when done. I think they make the perfect treat to give to anyone and for any occassion!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
This is my first decorated clipboard for my April booth. Well, I can't have a booth without throwing in a couple of clipboards! I don't know why, it's just something I do?!?!
I love both of these Bo Bunny paper collections. The bottom half is from the school collection and the top portion is the double dots collection. I've never used black on a clipboard, but I really think it made it pop!
I'm going to decorate 3 more clipboards for my booth, but I haven't decided on the papers yet. I'll know them when I run across them and they jump out at me and scream....clipboard!! LOL
Friday, February 22, 2008
These are my two favorite types of tins from Papertrey. I will be decorating both styles for my booth in April. They were both good sellers for me in October.
The nugget tin holds a perfect dozen Hershey's nuggets, so it makes a great gift to give or receive. You can decorate the nuggets for any occassion.
The tall tea tin is the perfect gift to hold chocolate sticks, small candy, mixed nuts, etc. It can also be decorated for any occassion, as well. I've decorated this one kinda masculine and have filled it with trail mix. It would make a perfect Father's Day gift.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I just love these little tin mailboxes! I've "officially" started on projects for the booth I'm vending at the 2nd Annual Mission: Crop held in April. These mailboxes were my first projects!
I used boy and girl birthday papers by Doodlebug to decorate both, along with coordinating ribbons on the flag. I love these papers because they are so bright and fun! These mailboxes would be great to put a present in for someone's birthday!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
This was the last of my Valentine's orders. And, I just couldn't help myself, I ate all the chocolate bars, except one!!! HA/HA Just joking!
My dear friend, Gina, just had me make the pouches for her son's class, and then she filled them each with a Hershey's bar.
Again, I like the brown and red together, so I think they turned out great!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Well, after all of us finally figured out how to translate the menu, I decided on 'Wetlands Pasta'. It was my first time eating duck! Not bad...just a little too spicy. However, below I've posted a picture of my dessert...I thought it was too cute and it was yummy!
A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
10 Years Ago:
I lived in Bells, Tennessee, and was a stay at home mommy with my then 1 year old daughter, Alyssa.
Things on my to-do list today:
1. Finish up more of my Valentine's orders.
2. Meet my nephew and family for his birthday dinner in Jackson.
What I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire:
I would build me and my daughter a new house with the perfect craft room. Buy me a brand new car. Take care of all my family. Put money back to pay for Alyssa's college. Travel and shop!
3 of my bad habits:
1. Drink way too many Dr. Peppers
2. Being inpatient
3. Having the beginnings of OCD
3 places I have lived:
1. Bells, TN
2. Nashville, TN
3. Milan, TN
5 jobs that I have had:
1. Runner in mailroom at Law Firm in Jackson, TN
2. Legal Secretary at Law Firm in Milan, TN
3. Hostess at O'Charley's in Jackson, TN (part-time)
5. Owner of Scrapbook Store in Milan, TN
5 Things people don't know about me:
1. I love to drink dill pickle juice.
2. I love the word 'Manhatten'. (Don't know why?!?!)
3. I've been to both, Hawaii & Disney World, on vacation, and if I had the pick of one to go back to, would pick Disney World. (With my daughter, of course! We loved it!)
4. I believe one of the most emotional thing I've ever experienced, besides the birth of my daughter, was to be present went a group of troops returned from deployment.
5. I'm currently living back in the same house where I grew up in and where my mom has lived for the past 37 years.
I would like to tag:
Michelle, my sweet neighbor.
Lisa, my dear friend in CA.
Amanda, my cropping buddy I miss.
Friday, February 8, 2008
This is an order that I am mailing out today. I love making these 'nugget wraps'. They always turn out so cute and you can make them for any time of year. This order is for a ladies' grandchildren for Valentine's. I made the pink ones for the girls and the red for the boys. I hope she likes them!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is a thank you card I made to send to the managers of the theater in Dyersburg where Alyssa and I went to see the Hannah Montana 3-D movie.
They were so kind to us. Since I have to use my cane to get around, and am alittle slow, they allowed Alyssa and I to enter the theater and get seated before everyone else, which was such a blessing. So, I wanted to send them a card to let them know how much I appreciated their thoughtfulness.
This is a Valentine's Day card I did for Alyssa. I can't post all the goodies I have for her, because I'm sure she'd sneak a peak. LOL
This card came together quick & easy, because all the pieces came together ready to assemble. I have no idea where I got the kit for the card, I've had it so long. (Probably at a convention, or something) I thought it turned out cute -- it looks like Alyssa to me!
Alyssa is about to become a big sister for the first time! Please let me clarify! LOL Her daddy and his new wife are expecting any day now, so Alyssa and I fixed up this little basket with misc. baby items so that she would have something to take to the hospital when the time comes. Also, I could not help myself, and made a quick 5-page 6x6 scrapbook for them.
Alyssa has been the "only child" for 11 years, so this change has taken some getting use too. I thought that if she could fix something to take to the hospital from just her, that would help alittle.
I let her pick out the rattle; socks; and, washclothes. I got a heart-shaped basket from Dollar Tree and filled it with blue filler. We rolled the socks and washclothes individually and tied ribbon around each, before adding them and the rattle to the basket. We also included a diaper tag initial "r" I made out of chipboard and a ballchain. She's so proud of the gift!