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
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.


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.


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)