Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The bunny snuck up on me!

I can't believe that Easter is next Sunday!!  I really was not prepared to the upcoming holiday, so I kind of freaked out yesterday and got to work!  I made Peep bunny pops and chocolate bunny pops for the kid's class parties. 

I inserted a round piece of styrofoam in the basket so the pops all stand up...cute!!  It's like a bunny garden! 

Emma also gets to share these cute little candy holders I found at {{yes}} the dollar store!!  3 in a pack..what a bargain! 

So here's my "to do list" for the week!

Easter pops
Easter cards
Easter baskets
Resume {to send to Memorial}
Plan Nick's 16th birthday party
Plan summer basket raffle at work
Easter goodies for work
Practical Scrappers challenge
Memory Works blog posts/projects

Whew!!  Lots to do this week!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

        Enter for a chance to win this cute Crate Paper Paper Doll Envelope album that I made!


This is a four paged envelope album featuring the

 Crate Paper
 Paper Doll theme set

I have also used products from the March Memory Works Express Kit!

About the album....

There are three tabbed inserts with space for photos and jounaling!
This would be a cute album for a girl birthday or Easter!

Here's the inside pages...

To enter:  it's easy!

"Follow me"
and leave a comment.

Winner will be announced on Friday, April 2 at noon!
Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Thanks for playing!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter magnet

I make these little chickies for Easter.  You can make a magnet out of them or punch a hole in the top and add it to your easter baskets.  Whatever you do with them, they are quick and simple and fun to make!

Oval template or scissors and a good eye
Scalloped circle punch
Pen or googly eyes
pop dots/adhesive
ribbon and flower
I used paper from the March Memory Works Express Kit

step one:  cut out oval shapes from double sided cardstock.

Step two:

cut one egg in half (think linus's t shirt stripe or use decorative scissors.

Step three:  Flip over your cracked egg and adhere it on top of the solid egg using pop dots.

Step four:  Punch two scalloped circles.  Make a face on one and add a beak.  Cut two small pieces out of the other one for feet.  Slip the face behind the bottom part of your cracked egg.

Step five:  Add ribbon and flower.  Add a magnet on the back, or punch a hole in the top and make a tag.  You can decorate more if you like, add stickles, fake stitching, etc.

Hope you have an egg-citing day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

another Easter project from the Express Kit

I made this little candy holder from the March Memory Works Express Kit...I love these little goodie bags!


My Birthday!

I celebrated my 40th birthday at home with my family tonight.  My oldest son, Nick made me this awesome birthday hat!  He stapled all the candles, flowers and words on it!  It was a hoot!

I look awful serious in the photo too!  Now that I'm forty, I decided to not dress up or do my hair for my birthday either!!!! ha ha ha!  My sister even brought me a strawberry cheesecake too!

practical scrappers challenge

Ok, well this little mini I made is all over the place.  Some items are at least 4-5 years old!!

First off the main album is not new...it's from the March MemoryWorks Express Kit
Paper is from Rhonna Fahrer...at least 4 years old!  The cut out words are from some
stamplike paper I had from God knows when...my early days of scrapping...so maybe from 2003?

the letters on the background on the left page from a clearance bin last year.  The stamped image on the right page is a Heidi Swapp stamp from Memory Works, circa 2008.  Flowers are from the course of the last year or two.  Other paper is Jenni Bowlin, last year from MW as well.

Ok, the flowers on the lower left there are again, circa 2007!  It's amazing
what you find when you go digging into your stash!

Again, large heart on bottom left...same Daisy D die cut pack, circa 2007!

thanks for looking...hope you find some oldies but goodies in your stash!!


Here's another one I am working on...

I bought this album in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee at this big scrapbook outlet there..in 2006!
The clear title is from about 2007..MME kit from Memory Works...album isn't done yet, only the cover.
I'll post more when I get it done!


These are new from Memory Works!  I made these cute little baskets for my table settings at Easter. 
You can fit a small cupcake in them, or jelly beans.  They are super easy to make and

I used products from the March Memory Works Express Kit,
 and Little Chick papers from 3 Bugs in a Rug.

I love the button flowers...from the MW Express Kit!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

My new chairs

I finally got new chairs for my dining room..nothing spectacular, but I really like them.  Kind of mission, plain and NO FABRIC!!  Much better for cleaning up after the kids.  Now I just have to get rid of the old one's that are sitting behind my garage...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Practical Scrappers

I love Practical Scrappers !!  They have the greatest challenges to use up your stash...and goodness knows I have lots in my stash!  This week's challenge is to make a project or layout that uses items that are over one year old.  And boy, do I have alot of that!  so that's my goal this week...join me!  I'll post my pic here when I'm done...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wendy's Corner!

Check out TeamWorks member..Wendy Morris and her cute ideas for using leftover pieces from your Simple Stories kit to make an adorable mini! 

Wendy has some great tips on using glossy accents and glimmer mists...get inspired today!!

Teamworks Member Sandy Zent created this adorable "spring" mini using pieces from the March Express Kit!  What a cute Easter gift to tuck into a basket! 

To see more great projects and ideas...head over to the MW blog!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 19, 2010

288 eggs

Ok, so this month on the MW board, we did an egg swap in celebration of upcoming Easter.  So all  24 participants filled little plastic eggs with whatever scrappy goody could fit and sent them to me.  Then in turn I separated them into 24 bags and mailed them all back.  So all total, I sorted 288 eggs and packed them into 24 separate boxes!  Whew!  How fun, but time consuming!  I am happy to say that all the eggs are in the post offices hands now!  Watch your mailboxes for eggies..hope none hatch on the way!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's been a while...

No doubt, I've fell off the blog bandwagon for the last week or so, as well as the scrapping bandwagon!  I haven't touched a brad or used a punch in over a week.  Nor have I been on my MW Studio page!  But that will all change today.  I have to get back into the swing.  I have a swap to swap out {i think we all have our stuff in} and lots of other catching up to do. 

My creative outlets have been in another realm...grouting and tilework...to be exact, finishing my bathroom that has been un-grouted for the past ummmm...2 years!  So it's done {almost}.  Just two more tiles to go and then some touch up paint and a decision on how to make the floor look a little better.  I've also been tackling repainting the staircase.  I got the risers primed yesterday, so hopefully today I can get two coasts of gloss on them.  Then it's onto the banister.  Yuk! 

I finally was able to order my new dining room chairs and they should be here in a few short days..hooray!!!!!  So, have a little free time this morning, gotta go catch up. BTW, weather has been great so we've been outside playing some more!

In checking everything out that I have missed, I found some great ideas over at the MW blog..check em out!!



Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Catty is coming.....

Ahh...MW and their sneek peeks!  Tomorrow should bring us some more exciting news about the catalog release...soon we hope!  And on top of that you can check out some new products from Bo Bunny, 7 Gypsies and My Mind's Eye!  Here's few of my fave's...

My Mind's Eye

My Mind's eye:  Red Album...love it!!

Sophie Theme Set:  Bo Bunny

Venice Theme Set:  7 Gypsies

so head on over to MW and grab your new items today!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Challenge on the MW Studio

This months challenge on the MW studio message board is all about music!  The challenge is to create a layout about a person and the song that reminds you of them.   If you are a consultant..."play" along this month...great prizes to be won!

need some "spring-y" inspiration???  check out the MW blog today..featuring items from the MW March Express kit.  Can't wait to get my kit in the mail on Friday....watch here for some new products once I get it in my hands!!

More spring catty items....

Like I said, Memory Works has paired up with Basic Gray and My Little Shoebox to bring you some cute, cute, cute products for the spring!!

cute papers from my little shoebox...

and Basic Gray brings us "green at heart"...

such sweet and sassy new papers to play with this spring...right from MemoryWorks!
Contact me today to order any of the new items

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Products...

OOOH..goody!  My Little ShoeBox and Basic Grey is in the house!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pink Paislee mini album

Oh, I love PP...I made this mini today...so vintage looking!  I really enjoyed putting it together.  This album is available in my etsy shoppe .  I am also using a part of the album {back cover} for the Practical Scrappers weekly challenge {just love that site!}. I used ink to distress my edge of the whole album, the edges of the photo holders, and stamped a pretty circle image on the back cover.   I also inked the hole reinforces in sepia ink to match.

I got inspired by Sandy over at MW to use up some old items I had, so I busted out the Ranger Distress Crackle paint and Inkssentials Glossy Accents.  I also used Tim Holtz leather embossing powder and distressed the edges with Ranger Ink in sepia.  I added drawn in stitches around the edges of all the papers.  I also used my {{brand spanking new}} Cosmo Cricket Tiny Alpha's in red {which I love, love, love} and used up some Prima flowers I've had sitting around looking pretty.  Last month in the MW Express Kit I got a great batch of chipboard...which is the base of the album and then the other chipboard pieces are added in here and there.  But the most beautiful aspect of the album is the papers...Pink Paislee!

I really hope you enjoy the album, I really enjoyed making it! 

The glossy accents cover the "friend" title.  Hello, prima flower!

CC Tiny alpha's and for a twist I used some fall paper from Pink Paislee's halloween set!
Love the zipper pull!

I split a pink paislee journaling tag to use on both pages since the album is only 4x4.
More Tim Holtz there too {the safety pin}

Threw in some Pebbles ribbon there too!

Here's my stamped edge for the circle.  It's so pretty.

I loved this chip addition to the page..it's like a tab, only thicker!

If you would like to order any of the products used in this...contact me today!

Rock Candy rocks!

Creative Team Member, Sandy, rocked some cute ideas using Ranger Rock Candy available from your MemoryWorks consultant {me!}.  Sandy made some cute tags, varying how she used the Rock Candy.  She also impressed the idea of breaking into your stash for oldies, but goodies...ummm, now I have to go digging!!

Check out her cool projects over on the blog...

happy scrapping....be inspired!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Hostess Incentive

Hi ladies!  Want to earn great free product and have a great time?  Contact me today to book your home or catalog party...gotta party over $175?  You could earn this free hostess incentive...

Lemon Grass:  Crate Paper


Giveaway on SimpleStories Blog

Remember, you have until tomorrow to post a comment and show some love for the new exclusive Simple Stories Life Documented Kit....win a free kit!  Hop on over to the blog today!


and check out the March Express Kit on our home blog...right here...http://memoryworksblog.blogspot.com/

Lots of great ideas and inspiration from the gals over at MemoryWorks!!