Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Snow Day, 2009"

Finally, for a moment, my computer let me upload some photos! YIPPEE!! These are a few I took this today. Alyssa was so glad to have a snow day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Technical Difficulties"

Hi, everyone! Here I am with my computer not wanting to cooperate, again! I've had a couple of projects to post, however, my computer & printer will not let me upload the photo(s). They are not playing nicely with each other!

So, I'll try to get something worked out soon! Thanks for being patient!

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Calendar Page"

This is a calendar page I decorated for January, 2009.

My plan for this year is to create a calendar page each month, using these 6x6 dated calendar inserts, I got from Taylored Expressions, to include in a mini album.

Along with each month, I will also include an adjacent page with a few pictures from that month. Then, by the end of the year, I will have a completed 2009 'year in review' album. Ambitious, huh?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Dave Ramsey Box"

I decorated this box for my daughter, Alyssa.

She received the Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace, Jr. kit for Christmas from an Aunt & Uncle, and it contained 3 'envelopes'. . .Save, Give, and Spend. So, since she's wanting to be more responsible, we decided this envelope system would work great for her.

I took an egg box from Papertrey, and decorated it with fun patterned paper from Doodlebug. Then, to finish it off, I added ribbon, her name on top and, some rhinestones. Ta-Dah.

Now, it's ready to hold her 3 envelopes and the small calculator, that also came with the kit.

"A Thank-You"

I wanted to let everyone know about a special 'thank-you' I received from Pitney Bowes regarding my post on December 8, 2008, Supporting our Troops.

Following is the comment I received:
On behalf of everyone at Pitney Bowes and the American Red Cross, thank you for all of your support in helping to spread the word about the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

We would like you to know that we’ve not only reached the goal of delivering one million cards to US service members, veterans and military families, but we surpassed it! And it’s all because people like you and your blog readers who got involved.

Monday, January 5, 2009

"Flip Album"

Sorry, but I forgot to post this cool 'flip album' I did for a Christmas gift for The Binghams.

It came in a kit from Hobby Lobby, so it had the album, paper, rub-ons, etc., which made the thought process a little easier. . .heehee, but, when completed, I think it turned out pretty neat.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Let's Play Catch-Up!"

Hi, everyone!! So glad to be back online! Not only did my gal pal, Gina's, husband get me back online, he changed out my monitor to super size, and it is wonderful!!

Let me start off by saying that I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas with their families!! I also hope that you're looking forward to a fabulous 2009!!

In getting ready for Christmas, I had a couple of orders to get ready. I'm going to post them, so you can see what I was up to while my computer was on the fritz.

The first order included this teacher's gift. Mary said her daughter's 2nd grade teacher was very organized, so I thought a decorated box, for her desk, would be the perfect thing to hold the student's emergency cards. I started with an egg box from Papertrey, and covered all sides, including the top, with fun school paper. Using Wacky Tape, I attached the ABC ribbon around the lid. Then, I cut out the teacher's last name with my QuicKutz, and arranged on top. Lastly, for the inside, I included A-Z tabs.

These are the snowman soups I also created for the order. Since Mary's oldest daughter is a cheerleader, I colored the scarves & earmuffs, on the snowman image, our school colors.

Lastly for this order, these are the snowman kisses I prepared for Mary's 2nd grader.

Now, for this order, I created these chocolate pouches for Emily's son's class. For the stamped images on front, I used my new Gift Tag stamps from The Angel Company, and they turned out adorable.

Last, but not least, I created these Magic Reindeer Food for Emily's daughter's class. Again, I was able to use the reindeer image from the Gift Tag stamp set from TAC, on my toppers.

So, this is what I've been up to creatively. I want to thank everyone who placed orders!! I love doing this for you and appreciate your business!! Now, on to 2009! I am looking forward to a fabulous year!!!

"I'm Back!"

Hi, everyone! Thanks to Tony, Gina's husband, I'm back online!