Friday, November 28, 2008

Check this out!

Check this blog out. I came across this site from Kristina Werner's blog. Very cute stuff. Here's another post from the same site to check out...more give aways.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love Thanksgiving! It's my favorite holiday. I love all the special food we eat and I love spending time with people I love. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for everyone to reflect on what we are thankful for. I especially give thanks for good health, mine and my family and friends. I'm also thankful for having my family near me. Both my parents and my husbands parents live near us, as well as my sister and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. So no traveling for us...AMEN! That in itself is something to be truly thankful for. I'm also thankful for my husband, my little gal and the baby on the way. I could go on and on...but I won't. Needless to say I'm very thankful for many things. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

* UPDATED* Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Stampin' Up! is having an awesome sale starting November 26th. Be sure to go to my official Stampin' Up! web site to check out the deals.


The bundled specials are up at my online store. There are some really awesome deals!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More Notepads/Bookmarks

After I sold those notepads and bookmarks I showed you about a week ago, I received several requests from other ladies at my husbands work for more. Here are a some that I have completed.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Card Club

Card Club was last night at my house. I think everyone had a lot of fun. Here are the two cards we made.
The next Card Club will meet at Jennie's house in January. I'm anxious to see what she comes up with.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Doesn't this look awesome!? I made this Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle for desert this evening. We've been invited to attend a birthday dinner at a friends house and I thought I would bring desert. My friend Lacey gave me the cookbook, Southern Living Incredible Chocolate Recipes, which had the recipe in it. I've been wanting to make it for a while, but there was no way I was going to make it just for us...way too much to eat. The birthday dinner is a great opportunity to make it.

If any of you are interested in the cookbook or the trifle that the dessert is made in you can easily get both from Lacey or your local Southern Living at Home demonstrator. FYI...the trifle comes with a lid too!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bookmarks, Post it Notepads....

Here are a few things I made for a lady that works with my husband. Most of you have seen these before over at ChicNScratch. Angie Juda is always a great inspiration for ideas. Check out her Stampin' Academy for video demonstrations.

I saw a variation of the bookmark at Regional and modified it slightly. I really love how those turned out. Considering I didn't know how they were assembled, I think I did a pretty good job.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rub On Promotion

*Update* 11/10/08

Hi Everyone!

Stampin' Up has a new promotion for part of November (10-30). Rub Ons are available at 20% off when you purchase $20 or more. Once you hit the $20 mark you can purchase as many discounted Rub Ons as you like. Just click on the flier below to see the list of Rub Ons.

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Little Crafter

I was working on my card club cards and anytime I do stamping when my gal is around she wants to stamp too. So here she is water coloring. She is very good at it. She kept asking me to take her picture...heh. I really hope this is not a faze and she enjoys crafting all her life. Many of you know, no one else in my family is as much into crafting as I am. I hope to be able to share this hobby with my girl for many years to come.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Country Living Stampin' Kit

Here is a snowflake I "made" using the Country Living Stampin' Kit. I'm working on a few other items. This was just the first one I did. The kit is awesome, super easy and you get tons of stuff with it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here are a few pictures from Canton. It was totally crowded, but that's how it is in November. I had lots of fun and was able to shop at several of my favorite spots. I probably won't be able to make it back for a while if I don't go before the baby is born...just not going to be possible.

My sister, mom and niece. (BTW...I also had on black. This is a regular occurrence in my family, to wear the same color to anything we do together. Great minds?....I guess my niece didn't get the memo.)

One of many concessions stands. Lemonade is a common choice.

Inside one of the many pavilions.

Great place to eat. My mom is from South Louisiana (Cajun) and they cook just how she does. The best Etouffee!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Here are some pics from Halloween.

The Twinkie is my sister....what a nut.

Isn't she the cutest witch!?

S and her buddy R.

Waiting for treats.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Make and Take #3 from Regional

Good Morning!

Guess what? I'm on my way to Canton this morning. For those of you who don't know what Canton is, its a huge flea market in Canton, Texas. Its also known as Trade Days or First Monday. It takes place on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the first Monday of each month. They have "old crap that I wouldn't pick up off the side of the road" as my mom puts it and all kinds of new stuff there. And I'm talkin' stuff. Home decor, clothing, food, you name it. We (my mom, sister and I) get rollin' from CS at 6:00am to get there by 9:00am and meet up with my neice who lives in Dallas. I'll be sure to post some pics when I get back.

So, here's my 3rd make and take. Again, I made this one at home. This little cutey is by far my favorite. So stinkin' easy to make. My mom even said she wants me to make a few to give to some family members. If my mom likes it...its cute.