Friday, February 19, 2010

retreat time

it is getting to be that time again. memoryvilla retreat time!

there are a few more spots left for the fifth annual memoryvilla retreat. this is a wonderful retreat filled with games, prizes, surprises and lots of fun! i always enjoy going. although it is a lot of work for the workers, it is so enjoyable at the same time. i love seeing friends that i've made over the past several years and meeting new faces. and the most important thing, for me anyway, is that i ALWAYS come away from it super inspired!

i have special treats in store for all of the croppers this year. i can not wait to start working on them (tonight starts that for me) and to get this show on the road. it will be a great, great time. if you are interested, you can visit memoryvilla's retreat page and get all of the info. i hope to see you there! if you read my blog and plan on coming, please leave me a comment and i'll be sure to have a special surprise waiting just for you!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

be you


this is soooo perfect for me right now.

i'm tumbling....

i found this cool site the other day when another blog that i read had blogged about it. :)

it is called tumblr. and you can post all your pretty photos and stuff on it. i love it!

here is a link to my tumblr page. just all the happy stuff i find on the internet. :) it is fun to look at all that stuff to me. makes my heart smile. ;)

if any of you start to tumble, tell me! i love seeing what inspires other people.

happy valentine's day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

she doesn't know it yet

but for her birthday, jb is getting a room makeover! she has been wanting pink walls forever. practically begging me. i found this beautiful comforter at anthropologie:


i'm thinking that i will paint the walls a very pale pink (almost whiteish) because the bedding is so colorful. i absolutely love it and i have some ideas for her bookshelf and her chest of drawers. we will see how it goes!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

dear miles


i took you on a walk around the block today and you made it the entire way without laying down for a breather. good job, pug face! i'm super duper proud of you for not passing out.

love, me

p.s. you smell like doritos and will be getting a bath soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

valentine favor

here is a cute idea for valentine favors for the kid's class.



i made this for an article last year for the website i used to do crafts for.

supplies needed:

patterned felt and solid *hard* felt. (they make some felt that is "harder" than regular, soft felt. i used the harder stuff for the background, but soft felt would work fine as well).
various patterned papers
scissors
valentine heart candy
printer or stamps or pen
plastic treat bags.

cut a felt background out of the hard felt, large enough to fit inside your treat bag. cut strips of a patterned felt to make a "bingo" board on the hard felt. attach with glue. insert enough candies that the kids can play "bingo" with their valentine candy. i used two different colors, so it wouldn't be confusing.  insert directions for the game and make a cute topper for the treat bag.

enjoy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

work in progress

what does my table look like on such a snowy day?



okay, i'll be honest. it pretty much looks like this regardless of snow. although, i did manage to get the floor picked up.

kind of.



i had planned on scrapbooking this weekend, but i didn't get much done. i haven't been feeling well this past week with sinus junk so i chose sleep over making anything.

here is a page i did for the memoryvilla retreat that i haven't shared:




speaking of the retreat, it is coming up soon! i have quite a bit of stuff to make, so i need to get busy with that. i believe there are still a few spots left. you can get the details here:


i hope you guys have a great day! stay warm. :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

a couple cards and a song

supplies used:
cardstock: bazzill basics
pp: basic grey
stickers: basic grey
chipboard accent: ? got it at michaels.

i used my cuttlebug to emboss the yellowish cardstock with the polka dot plate.

supplies:

patterned paper: my mind's eye
rubon: making memories
scallop circle: technique tuesday
ribbon: stash

the inside says, "couldn't do it without you", also a rubon from making memories

here is a fun song share today. enjoy!


Friday, February 5, 2010

new layouts


supplies used:
patterned paper: SEI (blue dot), Cosmo Cricket (pink)
stickers: Crate Paper (border), Doodlebug Designs (alpha)
die cuts: KI Memories (quote), Sassafrass Lass (flower)
tags: Avery
pen: Sharpie

supplies used:
patterned paper: Basic Grey (yellow), Scenic Route (red script), Sweetwater (dots), Daisy D's (pink)
stickers: Doodlebug Designs (black and red alpha), American Crafts (pink alpha)