Thursday, May 27, 2010

Holiday Weekend - What Are You Doing?

It looks like the weather may cooperate - the kick off to the summer season is here. Weren't we just talking about snow?

It's time to get the white shoes and white pants out of storage and find all the tools for the grill. So what's everyone doing this weekend? Beach? Party? Yard Work? Love to look forward to long weekends. So many possibilities.

So, a couple of pieces of news. You need to take a peek at this:

Etsy treasuries are collections of things that people think are cool. I think my clips fit perfectly into that collection, don't you?

So that inspired me to create a treasury of some of my favorite paper things. You can see my favorites here:

Do you have favorite paper things? What are your favorite paper things?

So there is that and then there is this. I would like to start posting 'our' projects. Things we have done - things we are proud of - things we think are great. What do you think? Anyone interested? I'll start. I did this layout because I thought the papers and ribbons were perfect for the picture. What do you think?

Send me your favorite projects. Would love to share them with the group.

That's all for now. Whatever you are doing, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration

So because I was destined for just a little sleep last night, I decided to look around rather than spend all my time managing my farm on Facebook. (otherwise know as the game that can suck hours from your day without notice until you are taking the dinner chicken out to defrost at 4 in the afternoon)

What I found are some truly amazing things that I thought you might enjoy.

First from Jenni Bowlin's website comes the gallery of this month's guest designer. I love the first sample (who knew that paper and string could look that amazing) but I also love the messy use of the misting product. Go here to see that.

On the Cosmo Cricket page, they recently posted some of their favorite layouts received from customers and fans. You can see the post here I am just in love with the fist layout. Look at all the stuff on that page, but imagine how many of your random scraps and odds and ends you could find a home for on a page like that.

And for my last, check out the Educator's Blog at . This blog is put together by people who work with Glimmer Mist and they give full technique instructions on how to achieve new looks with their products. Some very fine things there - and not as difficult as you would think. Love seeing new techniques to use with products I already have.

That's it for me today. Have an extra dog in the house today which brings the barking total up to five so there will be lots of running around today.

Hope you've enjoyed the fruits of my insomnia. Don't forget to post a comment on the prior post for the giveaway.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Stuff and a Giveaway!

So I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather here was picture perfect and my husband (who is mentioned here often) painted shelves for my scrap room. Big beautiful shelves that will hold lots and lots (and hopefully the last) of the stuff I have waiting for a space to live. Bought light fixtures and emailed some electricians. I think I may just get the room done before the end of the month. Pics to follow.

But enough about me. Let's talk about NEW PRODUCT! Jenni Bowlin has new banner stickers. Children playing, photographer's mark, butterflies, and ledger papers are just too cute for words. The butterfly stickers match the rhinestone-enhanced dimensional butterflies that were new last month. How excellent is that. She also has new mini-bingo cards in the color of the ocean with beach themed words.

There is also new product from Sassafras Lass - cute 6x6 paper pads, felt embellishments and the most fabulous fabric brads you ever wanted to see - two different kinds.

And from 7gypsies - so much new - paper pads, paper tapes, journal books and the rest of the newest release. Each little thing more fabulous than the rest.

To celebrate, leave a comment here on your favorite new product and I will draw two names (actually will have the husband pick random numbers) on Friday. Winners will each get a $15 credit at That should get you started on the new product. This drawing is only available to blog followers so if you have friends that might be interested, send them along to follow the blog and leave their comments.

Hope you all have a great week. Tim Holtz embossing dies are due in any minute. Can I put some aside for you?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Since It's Raining Today - Let's Go Shopping!

I'm from the ANY EXCUSE TO GO SHOPPING school of thought. I love to shop, especially when things are on sale.

So in honor of the fact that the dogs will be in the house all day whining to go out and will all come in with wet paws and in honor of the fact that my beautiful flowers are getting a much needed drink and in honor of the fact that it is Tuesday, I offer you, my fabulous blog followers,
10% OFF EVERYTHING (on orders over $20) at

All day today, I will refund 10% of your purchases (does not include shipping charges) when I process your order. And there are some fabulous things...

New 7gypsies
New Melissa Frances
New Sassafras Lass

Don't miss out. Put the word BLOG in your comments at checkout and take advantage of this event.

Tell your friends, have them sign up as blog followers...share the happiness.