Monday, April 28, 2008

"Prom 2008"

I will say that I am not ready for the words "Alyssa" and "prom" to be in the same sentence for quite awhile, but bless my sister's heart, she had both of hers going to prom this year! With all it takes to get ONE teenager ready these days, I would have to say that my sister deserved a Superwoman cape Friday getting TWO teenagers ready. Also, I know that I am a little bias, but I have to add, the two most gorgeous teenagers! Take a look at my niece, Lauren, and my nephew, Craig!

"Pictures, Pictures"

I've been busy this weekend, not with crafts, but with being on the road -- going here and there. So, I thought I'd share some pictures from my weekend, especially from yesterday (Sunday), since it was my Mother's birthday.

Friday, April 25, 2008

"Hard Candy"

I've never been a big fan of hard candy, but my daughter, Alyssa, has got me hooked on this Baskin & Robbins' Mint Chocolate Chip! Have you ever had any? I've even grabbed the sugar free bag before (by mistake) and it even tastes good! They offer different flavors, but I'm stuck on this chocolate chip one!!

Anyway, Alyssa's Mulan play at school starts next week, and I wanted to fix up something for her drama teachers, so I thought they might enjoy some of this candy!

I stamped an ice cream cone in SU's chocolate chip all over my kraft cardstock, then I placed a punched out scalloped square on the front. I then punched out the center with a smaller square punch, so the cello bag of candy could show through. I folded it up around the bag and stapled it at the top. (Sorry the picture is not very clear. If you click on the photo, the image comes up much clearer to view.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"School Layout"

I was so glad when Alyssa's school pictures came in. I thought they turned out great, and I wanted to go ahead and work on the scrapbook layout!

The solid background is Bazzill and the pattern papers are Bo Bunny. I was able to cut my lettering just the size I wanted with my Cricut. The large yellow flower is Heidi Swapp and the white 'lace-like' ribbon across the bottom is by K&Company. I found it at Archiver's and love it! It is, actually, paper ribbon and is self-adhesive!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Congrats Candy"

I found bags of candy with different types of wrappers for 2008 graduates at Hobby Lobby. One set of candy was wrapped in a white wrapper with a hat an diploma on one side and congratulations on the other, while the other candy wrapper was black with 2008 printed on it.

I knew these would be perfect for a graduate, so I bagged up about 8 pieces in each cello and added a topper. On the topper, I used the Congratulations stamp from SU's Tassle Time stamp set. (Thanks to Jan Ferguson, for allowing me to borrow the stamp set!)

I was able to sell some of these at my booth and I've made 5 sets for my stepmom to give out to the graduates at her church.

"Berry Baskets"

I got these cute little strawberry baskets from my stepmom and decorated them up! My friend, Linda, helped me on this project, by weaving the red checked ribbon through the holes and tying up my stamped square in the front. After adding left-over Easter grass, we placed the strawberry wrapped candies in cello down in the basket.

I think it turned out too cute! I was able to sell several at my booth at Mission Crop.

Monday, April 21, 2008

"2nd Annual Mission Crop"

This is a picture of my booth from the 2nd Annual Mission Crop held at the Vineyard Church this past Saturday. Michael and Jennifer Hickerson, along with the Mission team from the church, did an awesome job with this crop! All proceeds raised from this event goes towards the foreign missions of the church, so it is definitely a great cause!

I've got several more pictures below of my booth, scrapbookers, and close-ups of some of the items in my booth.

This is just a different angle of my booth. However, at this end, you can see my seed packet cards. I thought these turned out so cute and they were one of my favorite things I made.

I love the "Moose Munch" and the "Chocolate Moose"! I used my favorite moose stamp, Riley! The moose munch is Turtle flavored Chex Mix -- YUM -- and the chocolate moose is Junior Mints!

This Congrats mailbox for an '08 graduate turned out to be one of my favorites, too!

They had a great turn out for this event! Everyone was busy, busy with projects all day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Oh, my! Please forgive me for not posting in, like, forever! I've been busy, busy getting ready for my booth this Saturday, April 19th. I am really looking forward to the 2nd Annual Mission Crop! Not only am I vending, I am going to try to squeeze in some scrapbooking time, as well! heehee The event is for 16 hours straight, so just maybe I can get a page or two done! LOL

My booth did good at the last Mission Crop in October, so I'm hoping my sweet friends will support me again at this one!

So, bare with me everyone, I'll try and get something posted soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Peguin Paradise"

This is another composition book I decorated for my April booth. I used the new line from Imaginisce called A Shore Thing.
I think the penguins are so cute! I also bought the coordinating stamps that go with this line, and they are adorable too.

The torn paper down the side is the backside of the penguin paper and I used sage Offray ribbon to tie across the top.

Monday, April 7, 2008

"Monkey Business"

First off, sorry this image is so fuzzy! I decorated this composition book for my booth in April. I absolutely love the monkey paper by Creative Imaginations. I also tore some banana paper down the side, then layered it with a brown satin ribbon. I wish the picture was clearer, because it turn out too cute in real life! (I may just have to take another photo and post a clearer one!)
I was going to add a stamped monkey image in the corner, but then realized I'd just be covering up a monkey on the paper....DUH?!?!
I've got another composition book to cover, and I think I'm going to use my new penguin paper on it. I'll post it soon!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Puppy Love"

My dear friend, Jennifer, and her family, just added a new puppy to their family -- a Saint Bernard, named MoJo.

S0, since they have already taken some of the most adorable pictures of him, I thought I'd decorate a picture frame for them, especially for MoJo.

I found a plain white frame, and cover the inside mat with dog themed paper from Stemma. Then I adhered brown grosgrain ribbon around the window opening for the photo, before placing it in the frame. Finally, I used self-adhesive, chipboard alphas, by Heidi Swapp, to put the dog's name on top of the glass.

I hope they like it! Now, Morgan and Joseph get to pick which picture of MoJo they want to put in the frame!!

"Pouch Order"

This is an order I finished today for my sweet friend, Emily. She needed a dozen pastel chocolate pouches to give out in her women's group at church. I hope she likes them!!

I was able to use my favorite scripture stamp again on the front. When I purchased this stamp, I did not realize how much use I was going to get out of it, but it has become the one I use the most!

The stamp is by Stampabilities and it reads: "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the ALMIGHTY" Psalm 91:1

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Class of 2008"

I decorated these 4x5 memory books for my booth in April. I thought they would make a neat gift for that special senior to get their classmates autographs in before everyone goes their separate ways.

I know we are in such an 'electronic' world these days, but I still think it would be cool for the kids to be able to look back on their classmates signatures and notes. Also, these are much smaller than annuals and easier to carry around!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Gum Holders"

I have been asked to teach scrapbooking once a month to the senior women's group at church. In the class, part of my instruction involves helping the ladies create an album about themselves, titled "God's Good Gifts". So, each month, we work together on a different topic, in order to 'build' this album. It is going to be a great opportunity for fellowship for each of us!
Each month, my goal is to take everyone a little 'something' from me. (Last month, I gave them each a resin cross) Therefore, for this month, I made gum holders, in a variety of cardstock colors. It just a little reminder that I thought of each of them as I was preparing for my class.