Monday, May 30, 2011

a Sock Hop birthday!

Happy Memorial Day to all in the States!
Hats off to all the veterans past, present, and future!

Here are a few new things that have come out of the studio this week!
A fun sock hop for a 6 year old named Mady!

LOVED working on this! She even got her invites from us to match it all too!!! So much fun!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prayers for those....

My heart breaks for the victims of the storms all
over the country.
So very sad.
No crafty post today.
Just prayers, thoughts, and wishes for a
bright future and for hearts to be lifted.
God Bless.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sock Monkeyn' Around :)

Hi everyone! A few pictures to share today! Super fab client rachel did a great job with her soma Nolan's birtdhay! I got to make this super sweet banner and the NEW photo clips for the party!!!!

Fun! I just love sock monkey decor :)
Have a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dress 'Em Up :)

It's no secret...I adore fabric..... and paper......and ribbon..and.....the list goes on!
After designing this sweet thing, I know why God knew it best for me to have a boy :)

I would be broke as a joke with a girl..
Maybe one day :)

SO, what have you been working on lately?
Please share!!

OH- and I have a couple REALLY big announceents coming soon and a couple REALLY big things for YOU because of said announcements!! HINT!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Saturday!!

What a busy week it has been. Preschool ended, a death in the family, my mom is up to visit....CA- RAZY!! :)
Little ones change so much so fast! These pics were taken at LAST year's Preschool Derby! I can't wait to get this year's pics back so I can look at the differences
in "My Guy" !
I adore the Jillibean Soup alphas, MME Paper, Cosmo Cricket Ribbon, and Sasafrass Lass Paper Whimsies!
Now off I go to spend some time with my mom and my little guy. Then time to package up all nine projects being sent in for publication. It take s awhile to get all the product lists, suppliers, instructions and all that I use typed up, printed, and then the packing up of all the projects. Glad mom is here!! Enjoy your day. Make it a great one!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Winner and a Pic :)

Thank you everyone who joined in teh NSD blog hop and my giveaway! Randomly picked, Terria is the winner of the EPP Paper Pad!!! Email me your shipping info!!
Congrats! And by the way- I have some FAB giveaways coming up! A couple prize packs from Elmers/Xacto, more Echo Park, and I have a giveaway for moms, or the kiddos I should say!!! YAY! Stay tuned :)
Here is a pic a client sent over from her recent party :)
Her tablescape is so pretty!!!
I am working on so much right now!
I got word that I have EIGHT project requested for the August/Septemeber Cricut Magazine. It takes a while to get all of that together to send!
Can't wait to see it all in the magazine though!!!
Well, back to work!! I will be announcing the facebook giveaway winner in the morning! Good luck :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD! Derby! SSD! and a 2 GIVEAWAYS!!! :)

Happy Derby Day from the Bluegrass state everyone!!!! It's a double fun day around here!  It's also National Scrapbooking Day!!!!  I was super pumped and oh so honored when Skipping Stones Design asked if I would join them for a National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop which includes some of their past and current crazy talented designers. Really, these girls rock!!! Don't forget to head to all their blogs!!!
Speaking of Derby :) A quick pic of my BF and I at the Kentucky Oaks yesterday :)
If you just happened to start on my blog today, you are  the middle of this  FAB blog hop, start at the Skipping Stones Design Blog! If you just arrived from Brenda Weaver's blog, then you are right place!! Hop along and see all the fabulous Scrapbook pages made with Skipping Stones Design stamps! I promise you will like what you see!!
Ashley Cannon Newell...
Sarah Martina Parker...
Sammye Jo Singer.. YOU ARE HERE :)

I decided to make a mini scrap album for you guys today! I love minis. They make great gifts & with their size, this one is a 6x6, they are great to make for special occasions :)
I used the Healing Wings Stamp Set by SSD & the paper is from American Crafts new line, Margarita.

Thanks for hopping by!!! I am offering a 6x6 Echo Park Paper Pad in honor of NSD
and this blog hop!!! Leave me a comment! I will announce the winner here on Monday!
I will also be giving away another one of these on my Facebook Page! Leave a comment there to win!!! 2 chances! YAY!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gingham Ducky Par-tay!

Happy Wednesday to you!!!
Wanted to share some crafty fun :)
I got to design some FAB gingham ducky party goods for a super sweet customer in TN! How cute is her theme!!!!
Thanks for the pictures Jenn! Glad Campbell had a great day!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I love paper, but I also LOVE fabric :)
Most of you already know that! Well, my mom is the most gift seamstress. I love all the things she has taught me and we got to spend some time together last weekend designing and sewing these beauties. Let me just say-  God knew what he was doing when he gave me a boy. I would be broke as a joke. All you with little girls- God Bless You. ;)

My mom actually owns a baby boutique in my hometown and all these goodies and so much more is for sale there! We also opened an Etsy store recently and put these babies up in there! So, if you like to mark stores as a FAV on Etsy or you like cute dresses- add to your list. We can make these in any size and will be adding all kinds more to the store soon!
Have a FAB day!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's a Pink Hello Kitty Bday!!!!

I love it when someone sends me a pic of their party!!! What a special thing to share!!
Thanks to Chrissy for sharing this pic of Lola's 1st bday!!
and this one...

What a super cute party!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Birthday Mag Sneak Peek!!! My tags!!!

EEK! Very excited to see the Cricut Magazine Birthday Idea Book Sneak Peek!!! And as I was looking at the peek- I saw my tags in it. I knew they were going to be in the issue, but I though I would have to wait another month to see them!!!!
GO here:

and on pages 5 and 6, you can see!!! YIPPEE!! I have all the issues of mags I have been in laying in a stack and I really need to figure out a way to keep them! Any ideas from all you pros??? Thanks!

The NEW E2, Prayers for the South, and more.

Where is MELANIE MASON?? Come on down! You are the next WInner of a springtime Paper Pad :) (Love my Price Is Right voice don't you :)
Email me your shipping address and I will get it right out!!!
I am SO excited- Look what just arrived on my doorstep- 5 days earlier than expected might I add!!!
The new E2. It"s a little smaller than my Expression and a lot smaller than my Imagine.
Now I know there are a lot who don't live Provo Craft and some who are boycotting them. But I will be honest, I have never had a problem with them personally.
I have had to talk to Customer Service a couple times- once a rewards certificate missing and once about a replacement mat,(both of which I got in th email in just a few days)  but other than that, my machines have been used for 5-10 hours every single day for over 2 years and thank the good Lord, I haven't had issues. I am in the process of researching other commerical die cutters out there and will be purchasing one of those in the near future, but with my library of carts, I won't even go into that as I might get sick: ), I can't justify not using something that works for me on the basis of others dealings with the company.
So excited to see the new features and get it hooked up to my gypsy :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend.
We gave away a scholarship at my hometown high school FFA Banquet in my brother's memory like we always do. Then, the kids raised $1300 for Matt"s Scholarship fund. 2 kids received the Matt Monroe Star Greenhand award as well.
It's always bittersweet. I know he is proud of us, but so much of me wants him here and the words after his name during the presentation not to be "memorial".
We have 2 more scholarships to give in his memory this year. One for a high school football player and for a member of their church youth group.
I'm glad these kids will get the chance to go to school and further their education. I am  happy to know our family has something to do with that in honor of our missing part.
There is healing in helpong others.

On that note- so many prayers for our friends in the areas affected by these awful storms. The Ohio River here in Louisville has been a mess and business and offices evacuated and closed. BUT, that is nothing to what our dear friends to the south are dealing with. God bless you as you grieve loss of loved ones, praises as new survivors are found, and prayers for a brighter future my friends!

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