Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sidewalk Sale!

Today my local scrapbook store, The Woven Heart, had a sidewalk sale! They don't happen very often, maybe once a year. People drop off their stuff and they get store credit for whatever they sell. I took a bunch of things up a few weeks ago, but unfortunately I didn't see anybody buying any of my stuff when I was there. No store credit for me I guess.

I got there at 8am because I didn't know what time they were going to open but since they were closed and went and did my Wal-Mart shopping. I made it back to the store a few minutes before 10 and there were people wating in front of the doors. It was like Black Friday! Thank goodness I got there early, because by 10:20 all the good stuff was gone! Of course, some of it came home with's what I got.

Things that were a quarter:
A bag of die cut flowers, birds, and butterflies from K&Company. I just looked at these on but didn't buy them! Guess what, at Joann they weren't a quarter!
A bag of travel goodies. I don't think I'll use it all, but there are 3 really cute tages and some tickets with travel saying on them that I like a lot.

Okay, this was the BEST purchase of all. A bag of sea themed things-K&Company stickers, chipboard, glitter words. Lots of pretty, pretty stuff.

PLUS in that same bag there were these pretty rubons. They were like a little extra!

These rub ons were a quarter....

And so were all these paper embellishments from Rusty Pickle...

And all these these tags and library pockets...

And these pretty photo corners. (The total so far is $1.75)

These were 50 cents each...I love the Cosmo Cricket cute!

Getting to the big sticker items now...these two premade projects were $1 each. I guess they were class samples. I wanted to make an advent box, but now I can just fill this one!

The Santa album just needs some pictures and embellishments. And it jingles!

And for $2 I got all of these chipboard buttons and frames. There were a bunch of chipboard words too, but I'm not so sure about those. I really wanted the frames.

All this for a grand total of $9.75! If only the sidewalk sale came around more often! But alas, it is a magical yet elusive event. I'm hoping maybe some of my stuff sold later so I can go back and get some glimmer mist with my store credit! I called my mom and she wanted to know what I got for her...hmmm, what do you see that you love.

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Creative Cookbooking Layout

Earlier this week I mentioned a new blog that I found. Well today I want to share another new blog I have found. Creative Cookbooking is a blog that focuses completely on scrapbooking recipes, people in the kitchen, and other food related things. I want to start working on a scrapped cookbook of some of the things I cook often so this blog is great inspiration. This is a LO that I am sharing on the site.
The left side is a picture of me when I am younger and on the right is a picture of Bailey playing in the kitchen a few days ago.
I had a lot of cute little charms to incorporate into the layout. I used them as flower centers.

This is more stuff from my Paper Posies Packages-it is all yellow, red, and browns.

The journaling card is cut out of a sheet of Cosmo Cricket tags from the Early Bird line.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Progression of Events and Webster's Pages

I like pictures in a series, that show some sort of a progression, so I had to post these pictures of Bailey from when we were playing outside.
Picture 1: I have stolen mommy's water! I am soooo clever and sneaky!

Picture 2: Aahhh, I am such a big girl. I love to drink water.

Picture 3: I can't breathe! I'm all wet!

Step 4: What went wrong?

These pictures just keep making me laugh!
Okay, ready to see something beautiful?
I have been hearing about Webster's Pages and how fabulous they are but I haven't ever seen any of their products at my local scrapbook store. BUT, when I went this Saturday they had some new stock including these pages from the "Sweet a Cherry Pie" line. I'm working on some cooking pages so I thought they were perfect! So cute!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Today is my dad's birthday. Now I know age is a secret so I'll just put it this way-he's old enough to have sense and young enough to have fun. There's no one like him in the world. I love you!

Altered Playing Card-Week 2

The past two weeks have been crazy-three or four meetings a day! I am so tired I am seriously contemplating taking a rest day from work, but I can't because I have meetings scheduled every day. I think next week is meeting free-Yay!

Here is my playing card for Week 2. I know it seems a little behind, but I won't even print the pictures from this week until tomorrow. I used one of the Valentine's pictures for this too (do you think I like them?) The theme for this week is "pink"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Charmed, I'm Sure

I got my first French General jewelry kit in the mail-fun! I wasn't really sure what to expect in the way of charms-this kit had cups and teapots and vintage buttons. I sat down and made my bracelet in one sitting while I watched t.v. with Ryan. I have to say that I totally love projects that I can sit down and make all at one time!

Here is my finished bracelet! Everything came in the kit except for the "share" and "love" charms. The chain was too long for my little arm, so I cut a few links off it was just right!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet Snowy Layout

Here is a layout I did from one of the few, rare, exotic times that a snowflake not only falls here, but sticks. This picture is from the day after we brought Bailey home from the hospital. It snowed several inches during the night and stayed on the houses and the ground far into the morning. We missed most of it because we were sleeping, but there was still snow when we woke up! I love having an actual snow picture to go with my snowy embellishments.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I am a Spotlighted Reader!

I emailed Jen at Tater Tots and Jello a pic of the burlap wreath I made using her tutorial and she included it in today's post. You can check it out here. Thanks Jen!

Isn't it supposed to be cold?

It's January? Right? Our weather here is so unpredictable. As I wrote on the blog a few weeks ago school was cancelled because the weather was the coldest it's been in 14 years, but the past few days have been in the high 70s in the afternoons. It has been beautiful, beautiful weather.
I went outside with Bailey and she played on her slide toy (I don't know what to call this!) that she got for her birthday. Before she screamed if you tried to slide her down, but today she liked it! Here are a few pictures...

Also, the blog has a new look for Valentine's day! I am again impressed with myself for figuring out how to get writing on the header and doing all the blog stuff. I know it's not really hard but still. And all this beautiful stuff is free thanks to the Shabby Blogs site. Awesome! What do you think about the new look?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I love you...Scrappin' That Poetry

I'm linked up to the Valentine's Party at Craftaholics Anonymous. Click over and check out some of the other sweet Valentine's Day projects!

I have been finding so many fun blogs on the internet, usually as links off of the blogs that are on my website. I discovered two this week that I really like, and they both go right along with layouts I was already planning to do! The first on is called Scrap that Poetry. The site uses poetry as inspiration for layouts, an idea that I love! They are doing a pre-Valentine's blog hop this weekend and the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How do I Love Thee" is the theme poem. I knew I wanted to do layout with some of the pictures Ryan took of Bailey and I last week and I had a layout in mind but no title. In the poem there is a line that says, "I love thee...with childhood's faith" which I really liked. Here is my handy post-it sketch of my layout.

And here is my finished LO. I planned to use 3 pictures on the layout, but they didn't fit so I cropped the smaller one down and used it as an accent point. Her face is really the best part of the picture anyway. Also, I finished this late last night and in my sleepy state I printed "with childlike faith" instead of "childhood's faith" but I don't have another tag that I like as much so I can't redo it. I am frustrated with myself about that, but I guess they are essentially the same.
I used a combination of stuff from different kits that I have gotten recently. I planned to do red and black because of the black and white photos, but I didn't have paper that I really like, plus I wanted that scallop on the side and there are no black die cuts at my house. The papers and tag are from the Pink Paislee Eternal Love collection which I didn't really like at first glance, but obviously it grew on me. The other embellishments are from different Paper Posies kits. I love having all of these goodies to play with!

I like the blue felt circle-it matches and it is a good eye catching focal point. The brown ribbon is recycled from a package of Prima flowers-I even have some left over!

What projects are you working on this weekend?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Burlap Fabulous!

I finished my burlap flower wreath inspired by the Tater Tots and Jello blog. I have never done anything with burlap before and I learned that it is itchy and messy! I added a few more layers to some of my flowers and used buttons and knotted ribbon centers for my flowers. I think I like hers better, but maybe it is just seeing mine close up. I am going to take it to work to replace the snowman that is hanging on my door now. It's good to be done!
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine's Pictures

Today we went to take Valentine's pictures of Bailey. It was a horrible experience because they were running 2 hours behind and did not call to let us know so we could stay home. We got one picture out of it that I will use for Valentines and they ended up being free, but still. When we got home and after she got a nap I took some more pictures in our driveway. These are a few of my favorites. I think if you click here you can see the whole album of photos. I edited these on my netbook using Picassa and it was so much faster than Kodak gallery! It only took about a minute to upload all of these pictures. I may be a convert.