Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Thought I would share a picture of my little goblins... These are a couple of cards I made last year, I still love the simple, vintage style. Sadly, all 8 that I made have sold.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Treats

Let me tell you about the treat I found today... Pumpkin Egg Nog! You know it's holiday time when you find Egg Nog at the local grocery store! Woo-hoo! I LOVE the stuff and wished they carried it all year long... now, back to sipping on thousands of calories laced with a bit of bourbon!

It's been busy around here with Halloween and end of season soccer banquets, but we have managed to stay afloat and continue to gorge ourselves with candy. I hope there is enough left for the trick-or-treaters. Speaking of treats again, here is the little goody bag that the kids took in to their teachers yesterday:A delicious mixture of candy corn and peanuts... who could resist?! Yum!
The stamp I used is from Stampin' Up! and it says, "It's Halloween... enjoy every bite!" I used a polka dot background stamp to make the tag base and the black and white is an adhesive border from Colorbok. I finished it off with orange tulle and black and orange raffia.

And now, a special little something... I am doing a giveaway for one lucky, crafty lady. Her name is LEA. Lea, you just won a feltie and personalized stationery of your choice. Please email me at and I will give you all the details! Congrats! ;)

I will continue to do a giveaway to one lucky blog follower a month. I am not basing it on comments or contests, just picking someone at random! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and spread the love...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Collage Swap

I recently participated in a swap at My Paper Pantry. The swap was a "Journal Me This" theme and I was matched up with a partner I had to get to know. It was very fun and I made my collage based on what my partner likes and what she is inspired by to create.

I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Invitation & Thank Yous

Anna's sixth birthday has come and gone, but I forgot to share her invitations and matching thank you notes I made. I purchased the digital images off Etsy and designed them the way I wanted. They turned out pretty cute! I'm in love with these fill-in thank you notes, the biggest reason... Anna can write them herself!
I can't believe October is almost over. Do you have your trick-or-treats ready? Are your little ghouls costumes together? We have a Halloween event tonight, and I can't wait to get the kids dressed up- a skeleton, a cowgirl and a police officer. It will be fun! :)
I have been busy preparing for my holiday show, Temptations, and working on some Christmas gifts. If you are in the Louisville area, you should check out the show- it's November 16, 17 & 18. Click HERE for more information.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holiday Hoot!

I have a bloggy friend who suggested I make a Christmas owl. I said, "Brilliant!" and then got to work and this is what I came up with...Isn't he adorable? How cute would this be on a green long sleeve t-shirt? This Holiday Hoot owl will be available in my Etsy shop soon!
The holidays are quickly approaching... are you ready?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally... A Layout!

Look at what I have here... a scrapbook layout. These pictures of Anna, and the paper and stickers have been sitting on my desk for well over two weeks now. I finally got to get crafty today for a short time and put it all together. Elan was home sick today with the stomach bug, so most of my day was spent with him, wiping a behind and fetching drinks and Tylenol. The little guy is much better tonight. :)
Anna was in a "mood" and Stephen was behind the lens. He caught these funny pictures of her and they were begging to be scrapped! I inked the edges of the flower stickers and added some buttons and half pearls to the centers. I also hand stitched two sides of the layout- it looks really cool in person!
I used an old Sketchy Thursdays sketch for the layout too...

I hope to craft a bit more tomorrow, since the laundry is caught up and the house has been disinfected. Have a good night!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

6 Years...

It goes by so quickly... today is Anna's 6th birthday. She has grown so much in a year and it only feels like a month ago she was just born! Where, or where does the time go? Anna has done so much this past year that I find myself asking, "who is this beautiful girl and what has she done with my baby?"
Just over the summer alone, Anna learned how to ride her bike without training wheels, she got her ears pierced (then took them out 6 weeks later because she didn't want them in anymore), learned to swim strokes and go off the diving board.
No training wheels! This is one of my favorite layouts!
A day at the pool with Mac and cousin, Brooke

She continues to love all arts and crafts, animals, pretending, reading books, snuggling with her blankie, and still wants to be a Zoo Keeper when she grows up!
Snuggling with Wrigley and a stuffed puppy

Anna also started Kindergarten this year. She loves going to school everyday and is learning to read, speak Spanish, playing on the soccer team, and making so many new friends... Molly is still her fave! ;)Anna's first day of school
Anna and Molly after their first soccer game.

Anna's friends at her birthday party- they are showing off their decorated goody bags for pinata candy!

Lots of wonderful memories made in just a years time! I can't wait to see what this year brings! Happy 6th birthday, sweet girl! I love you!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Miss Me?

Hi there... have you missed my presence in the blog world? I took a little break. I have been busy with other things, like tennis and home decor, party planning, and filling orders from my stationery website. I've been pretty much non-stop! So, the blog posts took a back seat. This weekend Stephen and I are hosting our first dinner club event and Anna's birthday party is Sunday. So, cooking and cleaning are in my future...
Before I rush into the homemaker duties, I'm going to share a card. I used this sketch from the Get Sketchy challenge:
And this is my card:
I used some fun fall scraps and the flower is Prima. I pulled the center out of the flower and added button and twine. The brown edge is the eyelet die from Papertrey Ink. I cut it out of brown and then cut it in half to add it to the top and bottom of the stripe paper. A nice welcome to fall!