Friday, May 29, 2009

For You

Several months ago I borrowed a big shot die from Jenn G and used it in my Cuttlebug to make several of these cards. The die cuts out the design shape below and there is a coordinating stamp set that makes the same image slightly smaller. I used the die to cut the larger one in certainly celery dsp and hand cut the smaller one to fit on top. This card uses baja breeze, certainly celery and chocolate chip. I liked how they turned out.
On another note, hubby had a checkup at the doctor yesterday for his foot and they sent him today to a wound specialist that dug into his foot and caused him alot of pain. His foot is not healing as quickly as they would like it to so they irritated the wound to rejuvinate the healing process. It sounded painful when he was explaining it. He is still not released to wear shoes, therefore he can't go back to work yet. Another week at home...I think I'm going to pull my hair out :0
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 Calendar

I started working on this calendar a long time ago and was just able to finish the last couple of months over the 3 day weekend. It is made using the 4"x4" chipboard coasters and bound together using my Bind-it-All. I think it turned out pretty cute. It sits on my desk next to my telephone at work so I can look at it everyday I'm here.

Friday, May 22, 2009


In addition to typical housework, I spend alot of time outdoors with my flower beds and landscaping. I love this part - kind of a stress relief for me - especially now since hubby can't go to work for the next 2 weeks. When I get tired of him, I can just go outside. Here are some pics of my landscaping, nothing too extravagant, but I am proud. Oh yeah, and all the rock you see in the pics - I did all of that one 50lb bag at a time. I'll post some before pics of that project later in another post; completely forgotten I hadn't shared that project yet. Warning - picture overload!

this is the front of the house to the right side of the door...
this is the front of the house to the left of the door...
there are two of these whisky barrell planters that edge where we park our vehicles...
this is across the back - a path leading from one porch to another...
closeup of one of my favs - an antique wheelbarrow...
the new covered patio at our master bedroom sliding glass door...
closeup of the hanging baskets on this new patio...
again at the rear of the house nestled in a corner leading up to the other porch...
closeup of my jasmine in bloom - its beautiful and smells wonferful...

a new addition at the side of the house I completed this spring...

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Mine is going to be a busy one!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Birthday Card

I have lots of birthday cards to make in the next couple of months. Seems like all the birthdays pile up one after another once mine has I'll be posting pics as I get them made. This one here was given to my Grandpa's wife (my grandmother passed away 20 years ago). I actually made it at a card class that Terri held last summer when the current "in" colors first came out. This card uses SU! kiwi kiss, riding hood red and pink pirouette cardstocks and bella rose dsp. I think the rose paper fit this lady perfectly.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My new ETSY shop

That's right...thank you Emily for the great ideas and helpful hints. Now, my ETSY shop is up and running. As of right now, I only have the 3 card stacks listed however I will be getting my jewelry listed later this week.

My shop is

Emily's shop is

Check them out when you have time. I'm sure they will be updated frequently.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Southern Living at HOME May Incentives

Southern Living at HOME has announced some awesome incentives for May.

#1 - Hostesses with a party totalling $250+ receive one of these three items for FREE!
Customers who spend $29.95+ receive one of these three items for FREE!
-Signature Flowerpot
-Ruffled Glass Bowl
-Cinnabar Baker

#2 - Customers are eligible to purchase 3 select items early that will be brand new and featured in our Fall catalog.
-Royal Street Urn
-Montcrest Adjustable Hurricane
-Kid's Masterpiece Art Portfolio

#3 - Host a party and apply up to $100 towards the regular starter kit and join my team for half price through the Hostess Advantage Program.

#4 - Join for half price by purchasing the mini starter kit - available for a limited time only.

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to post with these but you can check out the links on the right sidebar for complete details and pictures.