Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good things come in small packages

I'm a bit late in posting both these items, but hey - better late than never, right? Look at these adorable "Petite Inspiration Boxes" I received last week from my swap with Speckled Egg. Heather does the best swaps and these were so much fun to receive from Lonnie, Jen and Tammy. Each one was so beautiful in different ways and crammed with stuff! I have already begun using some of the vintage flowers, tickets and other items in my work. Thank you so much girls! I loved them.

And here's something that really made my week - finally getting my copy of this in the mail - my first publication! I had done these "NeSt" letters for Say It With Letters a while back, and really loved doing them. How exciting for me to see them here in the new "Simply Handmade"!

Now my goal is to be published in "Cards" and my life will be complete! Ha ha! :) Thank you for all your kind comments, girls, you are all so sweet! Have a great week everyone!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Card Creating and Doorbell Ditching

So, I've got the card-bug again and can't stop making them. Every time I get new supplies I just can't seem to stop. I went into Michael's again last week with my daughter and of course had to get a few cute things.

They have new K & Company lines there that I've never even heard of! Those designers are busy, busy!

And then, my daughter and I made these cones and filled them with candy. We put them on neighbor's doorknobs, ring the doorbell and run! What fun - and we don't leave our name - we're trying to stir up a little Valentine's mystery. I wanted to do it for Halloween and never had the time, - so Valentine's Day is just as fun. Anyone else ever go doorbell ditching?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A Passion for Polka Dots

So, one of my papercrafting idols is hosting a challenge on her blog - the challenge was to create a card using polka dots, and funny thing was, I just did! I bought this paper at a new scrap store called NH Scrapbook Cabin in Amherst, - with my bestest friend and my daughter - we had a fun time shopping! I love this Imaginisce paper - it just screams "storybook" or "Hansel and Gretel" to me. So cute. My daughter loves it so much we're going to buy the whole line, including the stamps. Too cute. And here's a few other polka dot inspired cards I did for the challenge. Hope I win! :) Check it out at: Lilybeans Paperie.

Here's a picture of the newest scrap store in New Hampshire: NH Scrapbook Cabin. You should check out their web site - they have wonderful personnel and even serve coffee! Now that's what I call shopping! :)