Thursday, February 26, 2009

Have You Lost Followers Recently?

Actually, you haven't. Blogspot merged with Friend Connect and in the process those who used Friend Connect were "dropped" as an active follower from your blog until they follow you again. They are still getting your blog updates, they are just no longer active followers. Thanks to Amanda who let me know through twitter. For more information on the issue, check out this link.

And just because I hate to not post a picture, this is my oldest hamming it up at the park.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Need to Get to Work

It's been about a week since I made anything new. It's not for a lack of needing to get things done or ideas. My husband's cousin got married, there are birthdays coming up- I have about 6 in the first 2 weeks of March alone. Plus, I have supplies for new ideas for the shop. But, with sick kids, trying to get Chrispalooza (I'm taking hubby away for his birthday--shhh, it's a surprise) organized as well as a myriad of other things, I just haven't done much. So, time to get cracking!

This is my youngest. I wonder where he got that expression from? Certainly not me!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Hippo Card

I made two of these cards for some little guys in our lives. One is my nephew who just turned 2 and another is for some friends who's little one turned 1 recently. I used the same layout as Rocket Man in my last post. This layout works great for this set. It is called "Pun Fun" and is from Stampin' Up!. All the stamps are roughly the same size which is about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/1 inches so this layout works nicely.

I'm going to make some similar to this for my etsy shop soon. I just love that little hippo, don't you?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rocket Man Card

This is a cute card I made for a boy in my son's class who recently had a birthday. What little boy does not love rocket ships? I think the circle paper helps with the outer space feel of it. You can find it in my etsy shop if you have a little Rocket Man of your own!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wild at Heart Treasury

Sweet Tea Designs put this lovely animal themed treasury together and included my Whale Card in it--I'm on the bottom right. The treasury is great, isn't it? Pop on over to it and click away!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Husband-He Did Good

This is my Valentine's Day present. It is from Created By Risa's lovely shop. Risa and I were featured in the same beautiful treasury and I hearted this beautiful necklace. I commented that briefly to my husband that you can view other people's favorite items about 2 months ago. Well, he set up an etsy account, browsed my favorites, set up a conversation with Risa and purchased this. She even sent this to my house using her husband's name so I wouldn't get suspicious when I saw who it was from! So, not only did he do good, but Risa showed just what stellar customer service Etsians are all about. Go ahead check out her shop and give it some love.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Thursday was such a beautiful day that a bunch of us from the mom's group met at the park for lunch and to let the kids play after school. Molly, our resident photographer brought her camera and took this of my son Stas and her daughter Lauren sitting on the swing together. Is it too early for china patterns?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stas's Valentines

Stasiu, my 4 year old handed out his first class Valentines today. At first I was going to make them entirely but we received a note from the teachers stating that they wanted the students to write whom the Valentines were for as well as have each student sign them. So that changed my overall design.

The day before his party we sat down with a pencil and the back of the main part and he wrote down the names of his classmates and signed his name to all of them. He also decided to decorate them with stickers. He loves stickers. LOVES them. I had such a great time sitting there watching him do this. He took such care with each and every one.

The top picture is my side and the bottom is his. I like his better.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Butterfly Wishes Card

I made a similar card for a little friend of my son's. It was for her 3rd birthday. I was so pleased with it, I decided to add it to my shop. The sentiment says "may all your wishes come true". The butterfly curves up and rests lightly on the card just over the ribbons. You can find this in my etsy shop and I will add one in my artfire shop as well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Post It Note Holder with Beaded Pen

I finally figured out how to wrap my pens in beautiful card stock and the good double-sided adhesive without having to cut up sheets and have any of the adhesive go to waste. It took a while to get there, but I'm thrilled. I now have several very pretty, but odd looking pens!

Newly listed in my shop is this Post It Note Holder with matching Beaded Pen set. The pen uses the same card stock as I used on the front of the Post It Note Holder. I then covered the pen in glass beads and sealed them. What a pretty way to take notes, don't you think?