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I have been busy again today.  I completed two cards and a two page layout and pulled a card from my stash to send out as well. 

The owl card is for a little girl you can read more about here on Dustin Pike’s blog.   

The sympathy card is for my dear friend Julia who lost her father to cancer a few days ago. 

The card I pulled from my stash I can’t show yet as it is a birthday card for my sister in-law Katherine.  🙂  Hi Kat!

Finally, the layout is for a challenge set up by New England Scrapbook Co. in Canton, CT.  I am going to bring it down to them soon and they will have it on display from March 2 – 11th and the winner will be announced on the 12th.  The winners are chosen by the customers of the store so PLEASE GO AND VOTE FOR ME!!  I will send out a reminder as it gets closer to the date. 

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Tonight I went out to New England Scrapbook Company to do a FREE make n take with the new Reminisce line for Easter.  It was fun to get out ..without kids for a few hours and do something I really enjoy!  Scrapbooking and card making!  We made a one page layout and a card….as seen below.  🙂  I love the new Easter papers and picked up a few extras to make up my own second page.  They offered a pre-designed second page at check out but I like to make them up on my own. 

Photos will be added to the layout after Easter this year.  I love the cheerfull colors..SPRING is coming!

Swaps

Here are a few things I have been working on over the past two weeks. Usually very late a night but I am happy to say they are all done, made, photographed and mailed! So they are off on their way to the respective recipient. United Kingdom, New Zealand, California..you name it it is headed somewhere around the world!

I am so excited!

I received a free 8 foot table a week or so ago from www.freecycle.org and then I posted that I needed another smaller table and someone contacted me saying she had one and some chairs!  I am using these in my basement for scrapbooking and card making projects!  I love it!  I have my very first card class this Sunday.  Make 50 cards for only $35!  Can’t beat that right!?  With tax and shipping it still is only about .80 cents a card.  I have five people coming over this week and two for next week..atleast right now!  🙂  I also have some storage units coming in on Friday so I will finally be completely organized!  I can’t wait!  The night we got the 8 foot table I brought down all of my..well most of my scrapbooking items and it is full and so are the storage units I already have!  Some are filled with stuff to use to make things some are filled with premade cards that I am hanging onto …all different things!  If you happen to need a card for something let me know!  I can make it for you for less than going on a trip to the store!  Once I get it all set up the way I want it I will post some pictures!

Magnolias!

OH boy!  I am an avid scrapbooker and stamper but I think I have found my new addiction!  I love Magnolia stamps.  Check out the kids on the cards I made below.  They are all from this group of stamps.  I received a bounch of stamped pieces from people who already own these stamps and I have been having so much fun coloring them in with my watercolors and blending pen and then making beautiful cards out of them!  Most of the paper and card stock used in making these cards is from Close to My Heart

IF you are interested in purchasing any of the Magnolia line of stamps please email Diana directly and let her know that you are looking to purchase some of her new line!  They are imported from Sweden as that is where they were created.  They are already a huge hit here in the USA and I can’t wait to get some in my hands! 

I helped Diana out with her images of the stamps with organizing them and putting together a word document with all the prices and names and such together…so to thank me she was kind enough to give me 4 stamps of my choice!!  BOY will I be stalking the UPS man and the mail man.  I can’t wait!! 

Please comment to let me know what one is YOUR favorite! 

 

Busy, Busy….

Well…things have been crazy around here.  We finished school on Friday, May 9th.  Zachary told me today that he feels like he should be doing more in the mornings.  He has been in school for almost a straight 180 days!  We only took a week off for Christmas and weekends.  We will be starting up again on August 25th.  Zachary will be in 7th grade and Melody will be starting Pre-K.  I am sure it will be super easy with her as she knows so much already.  Not even four and she writes her name, can count to 50, knows her alphabet by sight and sound, can tell you all kinds of things you never would think a three year old would even care about!  She has become a bit of a problem lately though..as she is getting older and showing me her independence.  Zachary is great with her though.  When we go to the playground he stays with Melody and I stay with Kylie and they have a great time.  I have a ton of photos to post but just haven’t had the time yet to get them onto here.  Hopefully soon!! 

I have been busy on the weekends working vendor fairs and scrapbooking events.  I have one actually in about 11 hours from now!  It is raining outside and it stinks..hopefully that will end before I get ready to leave in the morning.  I am also working on a fundraiser called Scrapping for Soldiers on June 14th and I have gotten a bunch of donations so far but I am still working on a few more.  I just sent out 20 letters in the mail the other day and the only one I have heard back from is McDonalds.  They are actually doing a fundraiser on Tuesday night for the soldiers so the manager asked me to come down to hand out some flyers for my event and also to talk to her about what she can do to help out for my Scrapping for Soldiers event.  I was even in the paper on April 28th talking about this event!  I was so excited!  I have never been quoted in the paper before! 

I have also found out in the past few weeks that we will be moving soon.  There is finally a three bedroom apartment in our complex that opened up and now we are just waiting for the maintenance people to go in and repaint and fix any problems from the last people who lived there and then we can move in.  What kills me about this is we are really only moving about 100 feet from our front door now!  I am at a loss as to what to do with our stuff in the mean time though.  I did start packing some items but we don’t have a place to store them unless we put them in the basement..which is just a pain because that just means more stairs to climb to get them back out!  We will have three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms.  Which will be fabulous as we only have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom right now.  I think once we are settled in I will start trying to potty train Kylie.  She has interest in undies already so I might as well try soon right!? 

Also going on is that I have left Top Line Creations and signed up with Close to My Heart.  Acrylic stamps and scrapbooking papers and albums.  All beautiful products.  I have a bunch of stuff for fairs and parties all ready in my head..lol.  I just have to finish up getting the things I have in my head made for people to actually see in person!  If only I had an extra 20 hours a day!  I am hoping that once we move I will set up an area to just work on my Scrapbooking items.  I have also been working on my cards so things are never dull here!! 

I am headed to bed now.  It is almost 1am and I have to get up and ready for my vendor fair/Scrap for a Cure tomorrow so I need to get some rest. 

 

Good night and God Bless! 

200 Posts!

Wow…it is amazing to me that I have posted apparently 200 times!  This is actually my 201st post but hey…I had a story to tell lastnight.  I am so excited to share my boring life with everyone..lol.  Things get interesting with the kids from time to time and we enjoy baking and cooking different things. 

Today is actually a pretty busy day for me.  I have a Dr’s appt. at 1pm to get an echocardiogram.  Then I am headed to my mother’s house for a short visit and to pick up some items for my Soldier.  From there I am meeting up with a woman to make some donations for a charity event in Waterbury.  It is an afternoon of haircuts for cancer.  People can donate their hair if it is long enough and you can buy items from an auction.  That is what my donations are for.  I am making donations from my three businesses. 

Speaking of my businesses…TLC has changed it ways and suddenly changed to a “Buyers Club”.  So you want to get the same discount I can get you can pay, I think it is, about $25 and be at the same level as me.  It is really sad to think they did this to us.  Apparently things weren’t working for them..with prices for paper going up and sales not what they were hoping.  So I have a ton of stock if anyone out there is interested in any scrapbooking items. 

On another note I decided to just sell off my stock to make the money back I spent on it and move on.  I signed on with Close to My Heart on Thursday night.  They had a special for former TLC reps..so I got in with a great deal.  Plus my new upline is refunding me some money back on top of the already discounted consultant kit.  It was shipped yesterday so I am really excited about getting it and playing with my new My Acrylix stamps.   

Today will be busy but tomorrow is a bit busy too.   I am headed to a town about 40 minutes away to pick up a used laptop computer for my Soldier!  This woman making the donation saved an email I had sent out before Christmas!  She emailed me this week and said she had one to give to me if I still needed one and surely I do need it.  My soldier is excited to get his own laptop as he is using someone elses at the moment.  He will be able to stay in touch with his wife and three children while he is away fighting for our freedom. 

God Bless America!

Don’t forget the after Easter Photos…

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Easter/Spring Paper Craft




Look at these cute Easter Spring Kits just released by Topline Creations. If you have kids coming round during Easter or Spring festivities why not get some of these kits so you are well prepared when they complain they are bored. Or if you visit your relatives or friends your chocolate gifts will look much better with your own creations.

I can’t resist the bunnies! LOL They’re too cute!

Get them while you can! I have a feeling they won’t last long!

Click Here to get them. You’ll find them on the left hand side menu under Scrapbook Kits > Craft Kits (scroll down the bottom of the page)