Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hearts + Hugs

I love Valentine's Day. I think I love it because it's all pink and red with chocolate all over! Stephen thinks it's a made up holiday so Hallmark can make more money. I've been trying to change his mind for years. This year I made some fun heart garland that I tied on to my dining room chandelier. It turned out so cute!
The tulips? From Stephen? No... got them at Costco. They look so pretty and they were only $6!!! I just couldn't pass them up.
The dining room looked so nice that the kids decided to make their Valentine's in there. Mac just stuck stickers on the back of a sucker, but Anna and Elan went to town! Anna actually made all 28 of hers from start to finish. She decorated a glassine envelope and stuck a chocolate inside. Complete with hearts, jewels, polka dot stickers and a cute mini red clothespin. 
Elan did good just signing his name on 23 Valentines! In the process, he ate several pieces of chocolate.
This is the Valentine I made Stephen... It's very glittery. The plaid paper is from My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" collection and I LOVE it! The "X" and "O" are covered in little red and white seed beads. Cute, huh?! 
And that concludes my Valentine decor/card/activity for the night. Have a good night. ;)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stationery News and 20% off!

Yikes... I haven't been updating on my blog in so long that Blogger has the "Follow" link up again and I didn't even know it! It's not that I haven't been crafty, but I just haven't had the time to photograph and post my projects. It's been crazy around here...
My step mother-in-law has been battling lung cancer since Thanksgiving and she has been in and out of the hospital since then. We've had Christmas, I redid my foyer, celebrated Elan's 5th birthday, took Elan to the hospital and got his first set of stitches (6!). I planned and hosted a Valentine's brunch for school moms, and I have revamped and updated my stationery website- which took forever. So, I have been busy.
I took some photos of my latest projects and even some Valentine's, but will have to upload those tomorrow. ;)
I did want to share with you all my stationery website. Paper Doll Stationery is my business that I run out of my studio in my home. I am a "one man band" so to speak and have had the business since 2003. The website has been up and running since 2007 and I have just updated the products and design of the site- I am so pleased with it! I would LOVE for you to take a peak and see what you think! I am offering a 20% off discount right now on your entire order! Just use the code "NEW" at checkout. You can also become a Facebook follower there as well! Here is the site link again: Paper Doll Stationery, share this with your friends and family! The success of my business is based on referrals!
Here are some new items and customer favorites...

Stationery Note Cards and Note Flats:
Invitations and Announcements: 
Gift Stickers: 
I have loads of new things, so check it out! Get a gift for a friend or give to yourself! I can ship anywhere in the USA! Paper Doll Stationery, personalized papers from fun & sassy to traditional & classy!