Friday, July 9, 2010

Excitement is in the air (or at least the UPS truck!)

Happy Friday, my scrappy friends!

I'm back, and though it's been a long week, I'm starting to feel a little normal again!  Thank you all for your condolences and kind words!

This is just a short post to get me back into the swing of things, and share some things I have created over the last two weeks.

I made this little bag using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, but I can't wait to get my Big Shot to make these with, since I know it will go so much faster.  The squirril is from Create a Critter, and the tag is EK Success's Curly Label punch. I have two people in my life who are having baby girls this month, and this little creation is destined for one of them!
Paper: Designer paper is from my stash; all other paper is Stampin' Up!, which is cuts awesomely on the Cricut.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo

This is the gift bag I made for my husband's birthday last week.  The font comes from the A Child's Year cart (one of my favorite fonts), and the arrow is from Going Places. 
Paper: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip & Whisper White; Orange striped paper is scrap from my stash.
Ink: Chocolate Chip

And finally, a picture of my favorite creation of all time with my favorite husband:
Isn't he cute?  Since it was his dad's birthday, I let him wear a shirt that says "Rad like Dad".  I am blessed!

Before I go, I have to say that I am uber excited, because I just found out that my two (yep, that's right, I ordered enough to fill two boxes!) boxes are in route from Stampin' Up! and will be here Monday!  Hence the title of this post.  I can't wait! Come on, Brown Man! 

Thanks for looking, and please leave a comment to let me know you were here!

Until next time,
P.S.  Don't forget the new Idea Book & Catalog was just released!  Check out my site using the link at the top of the page to get all of your scrapping goodies, and if you are in town, plan to stop by my house on the 17th sometime between 2:00 & 4:00 to get a book, see some great projects, and make a couple for yourself! If you aren't in town, contact me and I will get one in the mail to you!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My first blog award!

So, as for that goal of posting every day...well life happens, right?  I have to say I'm sorry to my loving and fabulous followers for my unannounced absence, but it has been a rather difficult week.  After a long life lived blessing others, my grandmother passed away Friday night.  She had been ill for some time, and losing her was expected, but it has been difficult none the less and has made my attention span extremely short.  In fact, it has taken me nearly a week to write this post.  But on to the good stuff! 

My first blog award!  My good friend from high school, Sarah over at has blessed me with the Beautiful Blogger award!

Isn't she sweet?  Sarah's blog brings out the best in it's readers, reminding us to cherish our blessings, do our part in making the world a better place, AND eat our veggies.  (You can't blame her-she is a dietician!) 
The rules of this award are that I am to tell you a few things you may not know about me and then pass this award on to other new bloggers.
Here are five things you might not know:
1) I love lima beans and asparagus, both of which disgust my husband.
2) I have an immense fear of the dentist.
3) I continued being a band nerd long after high school by being a color guard sponsor (and I didn't even twirl in high school!)
4) I was addicted to the CW show Gilmore Girls; I've seen every episode at least once.
5) My husband first picked me up in a parking lot.  Literally.  Picked. Me. Up. 

So now to pass this on to new bloggers.  I'm not really sure that all of my blogs will count as new, but I do love them!
1) One of my lifelong friends from my college years, Adam Frazier, is the amazing photographer at  Adam actually flew all the way from Vegas to Kansas City to photograph my wedding, and everytime someone new views my photos for the first time they always say "These are the most amazing wedding pictures I have ever seen!"  Check him out, and you will see why!
2) Number two goes to a new friend (I can hear that old Camp Fire song running through my head now!), Stephanie, over at  She is a wonderful artist, a soon to be fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and loves her "bug" as much as I love mine!
3) The third slot goes to a blog that details the (sometimes) weekly musings and adventures of a high school friend of mine.  I would never have known about her blog, except that she posts her updates to Facebook, and now everytime there's a new FB update, I'm sure to drop by.  What can I say?  I'm a stalker.  Want to know the random, amusing, and sometimes thought provoking events in someone else's life?  Check out

Since I've spent nearly a week writing this post, I think I must leave it there, but there are so many other blogs that I follow that deserve Beautiful Blogger awards!
Thanks for your patience with my lack of posts.  I have been able to spend some time in my Craft Cave this week, thanks to my wonderful husband who knows that sometimes a girl just needs to clear her head by making a mess with paper, and I will have plenty to post soon because I JUST PLACED MY ORDER FROM THE NEW CATALOG!!! Can you tell I'm excited?  I've been plotting and planning my projects for my display board and my make and takes for the open house I'm hosting on July 17th.  I can't wait until the great big box lands on my doorstep.  Hopefully that will be very soon--there isn't too much time left for me to prepare!

Need to place an order for yourself, or just want to see what all of the hubub is about?  Check out my SU! website by clicking on the tab at the top of this page.  You'll be hooked!

I had planned to leave you with a quick project I made using my Cricut and my SU! products, (I LOVE the way they work together!) but the photo loader isn't working for me.  Let's hope it's just a glitch in the system and not my memory card!  Guess I'll have to try again later.

Thanks again for hanging in there, and have fun checking out some beautiful blogs!

Until next time,