Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Home Sweet HOME!

Boy does it feel good not to be living out of suitcases anymore! We finally arrived and settled in N.C. My hubby and I closed on our new house last week and it sure beats living in NYC in an apt. I can actually open my front door and have room to breathe:) On the other hand, we have HUGE yard to mow now...still better than living in apt. in

Things are slowly getting orgaznized and unpacked. Just about all of the boxes have been unpacked and I'm getting my craft mojo back. I will be back to full blogging by Monday!!! Its been soo long since I had regular posts, I couldn't remember my login information! In the meantime, there a few questions that were asked while I was away...if I forget anyone, just drop me another email:)

Aimee: I am wondering where you find all your boxes and such in particular the nugget boxes pictured her and for teacher thank yous. As well as the bigger ones.

Aimee: I use all sorts of boxes, but most come from patterns, they are just easier for me, and if your making them in bulk, its the cheapest way! Here is the link: NUGGET BOXES

I've had many emails about the School paper I've used in several of my can see it HERE! I use this paper from a dear friend, to make a few projects for her thru-out the year. I know some stores will carry this type of custom paper and its made by My LSS back home now carries my alma mater, so just look around, or better yet, contact this company to see if there is a local store in your area that will carry these papers for you:) They make GREAT teacher gifts!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hmmm...I guess you all are trying to tell me something???

Ok ladies, I've had several of you let me know you've been stalking my blog and waiting for a new post...WELL, today is YOUR day!!! It has been a long time since I last posted! I will tell you in my absence, we have put many-a-mile on our van, purchased a home, and are now vacationing in Georgia! We just got in last night after a 10 hour drive from VA. The drive was ok...our 4 year old talked the ENTIRE drive and finally fell asleep the last 30 mintues!!! My hubby and I thought about taking the Dramamine! Needless to say, the kids were good and the dog didn't even get car sick on this round:).

Soooo, here is a little gift ensemble I did for my older sisters birthday back in May. I try to encourage her to do the finer things in baking from the This cute gift set was purchased at The Cracker Barrel while on my trip to Boston(soo, I'm not sure if you can still purchase it) a few months ago. The cupcake spatula was just too cute to leave behind! Once I picked out the goodies, all it really needed was a sassy little card and it was complete. I don't remember all the supplies I used, but all the paper is SU! and the ribbon is from Micheal's. I colored the Cup-Cake-A-Bella with my prisma color pencils and for some reason it looks a little blotchy in the blended very nice in person!

I really wanted to see if I could "mock" the scallops on the packaged container so I messed around with my Circle Nesty Dies and just went for it! I selected the colors that were nearest to the packaging and cut them into thin strips(about 1/2 inch for each color) before ahereing them to my notebook paper. You'll want to have them taped down to another sheet of paper so they don't slide when you run them thru your die machines. Once the circle was cut, I cut them in half again used 3 scallops for the card.

So I hope this holds you gals over until I'm back to regular posting I do have a few more things to share, but I will be spreading them out until we are setted again...hopefully by the 1st of August! Its been a little over a month since the movers came and its already getting annoying having to pack and re-pack for! I did have a few questions asked while I was away, I will get those responses here on my blog within the week! I hope you all are enjoying your summer and had a wonderful Idependence Day!