With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I haven't been able to post much. Here's a few cards to share. I hope to start back posting regularly after the holidays. I hope everyone has a very Merry Chrismtas!!
Wow, I think this is the most traffic I've ever had on my Blog!!! YAY!! I guess I should do this more often. :o) Well, I used the trusty random number generator and out of 22 people, it selected #6...and guess who #6 is??
Ken-these are absolutely adorable and I would love to get my hands on some of these. Thank you for offering the giving...
If you haven't stopped by her blog, please do. She has some great stuff!! Congrats Tammy and thanks for stopping by my place. :o) Now, just email me your addy @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get your goodies in the mail ASAP! Please put Button Give-Away in the subject line.
If you didn't get a chance to win these, you can still stop by my Etsy shop and pick them up. Right now, I have a PIF listing which includes a sample set of these buttons. If you're not familiar with a PIF listing it's called Pay It Forward, and it's a nice way to offer something "just because" for only the listing price of .20 cents + shipping. Over at Etsy, we do this as a way to say thank you to our customers. :o) There is also a regular listing for $3.50 + shipping which includes all 12 buttons.
Well, stay tuned for more give-aways and thanks for stopping by to hang out with me!!
I haven't done one in a while, so I figured today would be a good day for a give-away. Seeing that it is so close to Christmas, I'm sure everyone is working on different projects. I've used these on so many of my Christmas cards, tags, and altered items and wanted to share some of them with you. It's just my way of saying "Thank You" for stopping by. This set features a grab bag of my Christmas chipboard buttons. They are handpainted and designed by me!! So all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered for a chance to win these goodies!! I'll select a winner using the random number generator on Monday around 8:00pm. Good Luck and thanks again for hanging out with me. :)
Christmas Grab Bag
These will also be featured for sale in My Etsy shop, so come check me out!
Awwww...I can't believe he's already 1!!! Wow, this year has really flown by. Gone are his puff balls, no teeth and the little slobbering kisses... In case you haven't seen previous posts, this is my God-daughter's son which makes me his God-grandmother or G-Momma as they call me!! hehehehe!! The little one just celebrated his 1st birthday and it started off with a hair cut. He looks so cute and adorable, but I still miss his puff balls. :) Here are a few pictures which also include my little one. She loves him to pieces as you can tell from the shots.
Wow!! Can you believe that we only have 25 days until Christmas? This year has really flown by for me. I'm going to make it a point to do a layout that summarizes this year. My little girl has grown so much. I can't believe that she will be really soon. She's already asking for an MP3 player and she's only 4!! I asked her if she even knew what it was and she said, "Mommy, it's just a radio." LOL!! Well, excuse me for not knowing that a 4 year old would know what that was. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
I looked at my last post and saw that it was on November 16th! I've really been slacking, so I've gotta work on that. Since it's so late, I won't chat endlessly...HAHAHAHA!! Here's what I've been working on. The Naughty or Nice card & tag are available in my Etsy shop. The other 3 are personal cards that I'll be mailing out soon. I'll chat later. :)
Last week was pretty good. Since I was off work for Veteran's Day, my week went by pretty fast. I still can't believe that Christmas is only 38 days away!! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?? Well, believe it or not, I've started mine, but now I have to stop because I'm BROKE!!! I need another pay day real soon!! I could harp on this subject forever, so I better move along. LOL!
Here are my latest Etsy goodies. The cards were made using an Oriental Trading Company template. I really love these and think that I will be back to get more soon. You can find my shop HERE or by selecting the Etsy gallery to the right. If you see something that you might like, but would prefer another color, please send me a note and I will be happy to do a custom listing.
I had my monthly Craft night with some friends on Friday. We had a blast as usual and I got 4 cards done. I'll try to post those this week. I have 31 personal Christmas cards to make and I finished 4 at Craft night. I did 3 at the last craft night so I've done a total of 7. I think I better speed up a little, huh?? LOL!! On another note, I got an order for 50 of those Christmas Tree tags, and 20 of those Snow Hat cards!! I'm so excited, but I need to get to work on those SOON!!! I need to have them finished 2 weeks before Christmas. I'll keep you posted on my progress with those. :)
Hi! Here are a few things that I've been working on for my Etsy shop. This cute little Christmas card features BoBunny papers and one of my glitter chipboard buttons. The red buttons are full of red glitter even though you can't tell from the picture. The others are my new square chipboard buttons. These were so fun to make and I love how they turned out. Stay tuned later this week for a chance to win a set of the square buttons!!!
I had my first order from New Zealand this week!!! This was so exciting! I guess you can call me an international seller now. HAHAHAHAHA!!
Well, I'm off to enjoy a relaxing day off!! Dont' forget to check back for the give-away!
OK, so I was a little slow uploading my Halloween pictures!! Sorry!!
First of all let me just say that this little guy has stolen my heart!! Isn't he the cutest puppy ever???!! LOL!! Poor kid, he's going to get us for these pics when he grows up. He was so happy to see us and we were greeted with these cute smiles. On the first picture, he wouldn't stand back so I could take his picture...hence the close up!! HAHAHAHA!! This is my God-daughter's son and he's always such a happy baby.
Now, onto the infamous costume provided by my sister every year since her birth!! She was non other than...............................................................................................................................
BAM!!! POW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MASKED ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Masked Bat
Try not to laugh at the poses!! LOL!! I'm not sure what that was all about. Especially the tree pose. HAHAHAHA!! If you pull out the camera and tell her to pose, there's no telling what you'll get. hehehehe! I just love this costume. I think my sister did a great job!! Thanks Sis!! I know the little one LOVED IT!!
"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
I've already got the Christmas Bug!! I've even started playing Christmas music. LOL!! It's my favorite time of the year, and I always look forward to it. So, since I was already in the Christmas spirit, I decided to start making Christmas goodies for my Etsy Shop. Here are my latest creation...Peppermint Chipboard Buttons!! These are handpainted and glittered! I love the way they turned out and it was so much fun creating them. I plan to use a few to make a frame ornament for my Mom's Christmas tree. I'll be sure to post pictures once I'm done.
Since, I'm feeling all cheerful, I thought this would be the perfect time for a give-away!! If you'd like to win a set of these Peppermint buttons, just reply to this post and tell me what's your favorite holiday and why?
I'll pick a random winner tomorrow night. Thanks for playing along with me!!
See, what I've been up to. I've got Christmas on the brain in October, so I figured I'd make a few Christmas items to add to my shop. I really love how these turned out and I can't wait to use a set myself. :) They are handpainted chipboard buttons with diamond glitter. I already have a few ideas floating in my head that I'm going to use these on. If you're interested, stop by my Etsy shop to pick up your own set. You can find me HERE.
Pink & Green Shimmer
I also made a cute baby girl card for a friend that's expecting. I used a heart card template that I ordered from Oriental Trading. I love shaped cards so this was a great buy for me.
Sweet Baby Girl
Well, it's the hubby's birthday, so I'm off to eat seafood and hang out with him. :)
P.S. All of my Halloween stuff on Etsy is on sale!! 50% off!
Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I've been sick with a sinus infection and just lazy about blogging. Well, I'm back and better! :)
With Halloween coming up, my daughter has been bugging me about decorating the house. I got a few decorations from my Mom and I plan on making a banner this week to hang across the fireplace. I also got this little birdhouse from a co-worker who didn't want it. It started out green & white with purple flowers. A little paint and a few embellishments and you've got a cute little Spooky House. My daughter loves it and wants to put it in her room. She really likes the candy corn fence. LOL!!
Haunted House We got her costume in the mail the other day. She was soooooooo excited!! She was running around the house and I and to practically pull it off to get her in the tub. I can't wait until she really gets to put it on. It's gonna be so cute!! Now, I have to figure out what to do with her hair. AAARRRRGGGHHHH!! Not looking forward to that! LOL!
You know, I really haven't done a layout in a long time. I've been more focused on cards lately, but this weekend I felt like doing a page. This one is of my neice and my daughter when they were little bugs. Don't you just love the two teeth and that hair is hilarious?? LOL!! I should have known then that there would be trouble down the road trying to tame that mane! HAHAHAHA!! Well, I'm off to wind down for the night. :)
So, whenever I start looking for a picture, I end up reminiscing!! LOL! My baby sister loses her mind when it comes to Halloween costumes. Since the day my little one was born, she's always looked forward to dressing her up for Halloween. Now, mind you I've had to say NO to some pretty weird picks like a cheeseburger, Hershey Kiss, and french fries...HAHAHAHA!! I always tell her that she's trying to make a NUT out of my child! LOL! Anyway, after calming her down a bit she's always ended up picking the BEST costumes ever. Now that my daughter is older, she really looks forward to getting her Halloween package in the mail. So, I thought I'd share her costumes for the last 4 years!!
2004: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!! LOL!! 2005: Snug as a Bug in a Rug :) 2006: Sweet Little Fairy 2007: The Cutest Super Hero
Don't forget to check back after this Halloween to see the new costume!! :o)
So, she got me!! LOL!! I made a quick run in the store to get the 3rd book in Stephanie Meyer's series. I was determined that I would be in an out within 10 minutes. Well, the little one made a comment, "Mom, you never buy me anything, you're always buying those books for you." Well, as parents we all know that "you NEVER buy me anything" could NEVER be a true statement, but I got suckered in!! LOL!! So, I let her walk around and pick out something. Before settling on her final pick, she picked up a book, doll, dress up shoes, and a doll car. Well, when she saw a make up and nail kit full of glitter eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, nails, rings, and bracelets, she was SOLD!!! I promise her eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store!! She was so excited and while walking to the register she said, "Thanks Mom for my gift." That made it all worth it. Awwwwww...yes I'm a sucker!! sniff...sniff...sniff
So, I just had to share pictures of these nails!! They look a HOT MESS, but she loved them!! HAHAHAHAHA!! She even asked to wear them to school...NOT! :o) Just in case you can't tell, she has red glitter eyeshadow on one eye and gold glitter eyeshadow on the other!! LOL! I can't wait until my sisters see these!! I'm just preparing myself for the comments. HAHAHAHA!!
I still can't believe it's true!! The store that I design for, A Scrappin Friendsy will be closing effective October 1st. This is such a wonderful place, and I'm really going to miss the friendships that I have made there. :o) When I first went into the store, it felt like home. The owner, Jo, has a beautiful personality. She welcomed me and made me feel like I belonged and she's always been wonderful to my little one. Sometimes, I just went by the store to chat with her and didn't buy a thing, but she was still always waiting with open arms and ready to listen. See why I'm gonna miss this place............
Well, there was a weekend crop at the store and I did manage to go two nights and have a great time. Here is a page that I finished for one of the challenges on the site.
I tell you, I'm not sure how good this crafting really is for the mind!! LOL!! I woke up Saturday and decided I would try polymer clay buttons. I felt like a kid with Play-Dough!! Talk about fun!! I love the bright colors and of course, I'm addicted to dots!! HAHAHA! So, since I'm in a great mood and I really love how these turned out, I figured I would give some away.
All you have to do is leave a comment and I'll pick a random winner Wednesday night. Thanks for playing along!! Oh yeah, and these can also be found in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned for more colors and designs. :o)
And to think I was nervous about these!! She did a great job, but I was kind of concerned after our conversation the morning that the pictures came back. When I told her that her school pictures were back she got kind of quiet. Then she said, "Momma, do you like shy pictures?" I said, "Why?" She said, "Because I was shy on some of my pictures." I said, "Well, I'm sure they are pretty even if you were shy."
Well, I guess this is what shy looks like!! LOL!! You can call me biased, but I think shy is adorable!! I am the Momma though!
If you're interested in ordering buttons for your Scrapbook kits or clubs, please stop by my Etsy shop for a custom order. I recently did the one's below for a club in Michigan. I really thought that the turquoise and black combo was cute!! Thanks Bringing Your Own Memories!! :) Stop by and check out their site.
Now, that I have the business out of the way...it's on to the FUN stuff!! LOL!! Here are my latest creations that have been added to my Etsy shop. I really had a lot of fun with these. They are little notebooks that I altered for no other reason than because they are cute and fun. :) I always carry some kind of notebook in my purse for those times when an idea hits and I'm scared that I'll forget it by the time I get home. It really comes in handy for me, so I thought....might as well make them cute too.
Now, last Tuesday was picture day at my daughter's school. She was sooooo excited because I told her that I would try to curl her ponytails. Now, I don't know if you remember my hair picture from a previous post, but my daughter's is just as bad when it comes to POOF!! LOL! So after washing, blow drying, flat ironing, curling, and rolling I managed to get as close to Shirley Temple curls as I could. The picture below was after I picked her up from school, so it looked much better that morning. I was actually expecting it to look a lot worse after a day of playing, but I was pleasantly surprised. So, here is the mini DIVA in all her glory posing for a picture of hair. Is she camera ready or what???
I just hope that this year's pictures aren't a repeat of the previous two years. The first year she was crying on them and the 2nd year she had a TERRIFIED smile!! HAHAHAHA!! She told me when I picked her up and asked how she did that..."I smiled on some of them, but not all." When I asked why, she said, "Because, I didn't know that lady!!" hehehehe!
Well, I'm off to read a book before hitting the hay!! Check back soon for a give-away!
Hi, my name is Ken. I'm an artist at heart, mother of 1 cutie pie, wife to a handsome fellow I met on a blind date 19 years ago, daughter to wonderful parents, sister to two great gals, friend to many, and a lover of ALL things creative!! Thanks for stopping by to share a little bit of my journey called LIFE.