Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sharing the wealth giveaway.

Hi everyone! I have not been online too much lately-I've been helping a friend out at her daycare after she had a staffing emergency. I'm loving it, but I'm completely exhausted at the end of each day and missing my family, so my free time is spent primarily with them.

On one of my daycare days, my hubby sent me a note that I received a package from Fiskateers, so I was very excited! I had won a challenge drawing for National Scrapbooking Day and it arrived. I am thrilled with my winnings, but since I already had one of the items in the package and use it for almost EVERYTHING--the Apron Lace Border Punch--I want to share it with someone who doesn't have it so they can also enjoy how versatile it is.

If you are interested in winning this item, please leave me a comment here and/or over at Fiskateers--if you leave a comment in both places, you will be entered twice to win! I will draw a winner on Sunday June 5th.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

In a slump...

What do you do when you're in a slump--either creatively or in life?

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!--Check out this giveaway!

One of my fellow Fiskateers had a link to an incredible giveaway celebrating NSD that I wanted to share here:

It's an incredible collection that they are giving away--wish I could do something that big, but for now, I have to stick to my homemade goodies! Hope everyone is enjoying NSD!!

Adorable Page Corner Bookmarks

My husband "stumbled" across this adorable craft project online at  It's rare that he actually asks me to make him something crafty, so I just couldn't say no. Once he had one, Jeffrey decided he needed one, too. Lots of fun to make and all instructions (including ones for non-monster themed bookmarks...) are located on the original blog.

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!

I was a bit disappointed that I wasn't going to be able to go scrap with my in-person friends to celebrate NSD, but I've got the dining room all to myself for today and tomorrow and plan on doing some projects and challenges at home. I'm following the Fiskateers celebration and think I will try to get in on the blog hop I saw from some of the blogs I follow once I get a few things done. If I start "hopping" now, I'll spend the whole day getting inspired, but won't actually get anything done! Check back later, or check out my gallery on Fiskateers and see if I actually get anything accomplished!

What are you doing to celebrate NSD and then Mother's Day? (The flower above was made for a Fiskateers challenge!)

Monday, 2 May 2011

Flowers for "boy" themed layouts.

     I have recently fallen in love with using flowers on my pages. This may not seem so significant for those of you who are adventurous, but I never thought I could use flowers on my pages as my primary layout subjects were always my two boys. I used to look longingly at the packages of flowers and wish I could somehow make them work.
     I finally decided that I would at least buy some in case I ever had a girly page to do. It took some courage, but once I did the first boy-themed page with a--GASP--flower on it, I was hooked! I convinced myself that flowers aren't only for frilly girl pages and now I have been using them everywhere.These are two layouts I did that I had so much fun making that I hung them in our side hallway.

     Do you have an embellishment or technique you've been afraid to try?

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Birthday Giveaway WINNER!!

Congratulations to Kelly Sas--the winner of the pen roll for my birthday giveaway. Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes and encouragement. I had a great couple of days with my boys (hubby and kids...I'm the only girl!) and am ready to face 35 and whatever the year decides to throw at me, though I am hoping for some good things to be thrown my way for a change...

Kelly--please send me a message with your contact info and I will get your pen roll out to you this week. Congratulations!