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Showing posts from April, 2009

Occasions Helpers Stamp-A-Stack

Wednesday, April 29, 1-3 Friday, May 1, 6-8 Sunday, May 3, 3-5 Are you stuck for a card for one of those special occasions? Then this is the class for you. For a mere $17 we will make 12 cards, 2 of each of five cards, and one blue, one pink of the baby cards. Class price includes envelopes. Contact me by April 28th if you are interested in attending one of these class sessions. Deal breaker, bring a friend and save $2, attend more than one session, save another $2 off one of the classes. Register by April 28th!


Decor Element: WELCOME Chocolate Large 114745 May 28, 6-8, My House Everyone should have a great Welcoming to their house. I think this sign says Welcome, nice, crafty people live here! On May 28 I am offering this Welcome sign as a class. Registration is $20 prepaid by May 14. After class I will post instructions (if I remember to :-). Honestly, this is a great value for the money class. You would pay significantly more for a sign like this in the store, and not be able to customize it to your decor or outside of your house.

Happiness in Candy

Decor Element: Happiness, small, chocolate 114120 Other: Vase from Michael's, M & M's (gotta get your own...) Happiness can be found in the littlest of things! Take chocolate...I am not normal (no comments please :-) in that I am not a chocohollic. But an occasional M&M does a body good. I had this happiness Decor Element laying and was just about one of the first ones that I ordered. I had looked for many months for some way to use it other than the wall or picture frame, meaning something not two dimensional. Shopping at the "M" store recently, looking for a frame for another project (to post later), I spotted this funky shaped vase. I actually had brought my Decor Element catalog into the store with me so that I had all the dimensions for all the items I was looking to use. This turned out to be a very smart move. Turns out happiness would fit. Home I drove, and quickly. Truth be told, I stopped at Target to find something to put in my new creation and emp

Who can it be now?

Who can it be now publishing post after post? Is it a ghost of someone lost? Nah! If you read my post on the bed you will understand some of where I have been. We started having internet delays last Fall. By February 2009 we could only get on for maybe 5 minutes a day, and that was very slow. Hubby had to work using dialup - and was a real bear for having to do so. It took three weeks of tech support and being bounced around the globe to find the problem. Our DSL modem went bad. Very bad. We had replaced, tested, teched and more, and that was the only constant, so that had to be the problem. It was. Works great now! Between my health, the modem, and... Camera woes. My fancy Canon is ill. Terribly ill. The flash quit working at a wedding, and this was after airport security dropped my fancy lens going through security to convention in July. That ended up to be the least of my worries. The flash is still a problem. If there is a camera expert reading this, email me. I have had four expe

New Bed New Everything!

OK so most of my friends, family, and customers have heard this story, but it bears repeating, for many reasons. Our lumpy bumpy semi old Stearns & Foster mattress desparately needed replacing. It sagged, it had broken springs, broken box spring, and Lord knows how many dust mites living in it. Ew! I know...I slept on it every night for 11 years. It had been replace three times in its first two years. That should have been a sign! I got to try a Select Comfort Sleep Number bed staying at the Radisson in Salty last summer for Convention. It was pretty darn good. Not that I got a lot of mattress time that week. Both of us were tired of spring mattress, not sure about the memory foam ones, that left air beds to think about for our next purchase. We had used our Aerobed quite a bit when we had company, traveling, camping and such, and it was not that bad. We would just plop it on top of our box spring, and set up the mattress on a platform for company. It worked. So into Select Comfort

Give Thanks All Year

Decor Element: Season of Thanks, small chocolate 114883 Paper: Good Morning Sunshine 113966 Accesories: 1" double stitched ribbon in chocolate chip 111849 Other: picture frame, not pictured - silk forsythia branch I just love my Season of Thanks DE. Even though I ordered it back early last fall, and got the frame right away, life happens. I never got around to putting the darn thing together, until a few days ago. It now hangs in our front entryway. I plan on changing the paper and inserts (flowers, etc) seasonally. I can't wait for Fourth of July. We will see if I get that one posted to the ol' blog. I adhered the DE to the outside front of the glass. I put the paper on the back wall of the 1" approx. depth picture frame. Since the frame is just slightly larger than 12" I added the ribbon borders to the top and bottom. I added the flower branch, not pictured, a day later. I can think of leaves in the fall. Flat stuffed snowmen in the winter, or foam snowflakes.

DE Organic Elegance

Decor Elements: Long-stem Silhouette, large, chocolate 114124, Inspiration, medium, Kraft 116190 Having just painted our bedroom a month ago, I knew just what I wanted and where I wanted my Decor Elements. When they say the silhouette is large, they mean it! Added the height for the baseboard the top if it comes to almost 5 feet off the floor! My 11 year old daughter came home from school yesterday (when I put this on the wall) and stood next to it and said (loudly) Mom, it's almost as tall as me. I am not sure if that is a good thing, bad thing, or just a thing. To put this large of DE on the wall requires 2 people. It took a half hour, and that includes waiting for my hubbie. He kept yelling, I am on my way, I will be there in a minute and such. I am not sure how long I sat on the floor waiting for him, but there I sat - waiting... He held the top pushing firmly against the wall. The DE was already gently taped to the wall. I had already prepped the DE, rubbing the adhesive i


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