November 24, 2010

Big "J" at Regionals

Here are the pics of Wabash @ Regionals! 
Way to go Red Pack!

Justin is in the front row with the white hat on...Ugh, long hair and a beard! He will be shaving soon though, Medical school interviews are coming up!
Run Justin Run!

This picture shows the reaction to hearing the news Wabash was going to Nationals!!
So proud of you, big "J"...

November 23, 2010

Fantastic weekend!

Hello again friends and far away family!

Our show at Carl Sandburg High school was fantastic
We sold more than last year! Selling more is a great thing right??? 
YES, except we have more shows and not enough time to replenish our product!!  Everything in our booth is handmade and that takes time...

Nathan performed in a play in Chicago called Fat Pig. College plays are NOT like the high school ones that's for sure...He did such a good job and he really appreciates it when the family goes to see him perform. Thanks Becky and Shawn...

Big "J" ran his personal record at Regionals and Wabash ended up in 2nd place! Wooo Hooo! That secured them a trip to Nationals! Justin also ran his best time there! What a fitting ending to a college athletes career...Reaching your goal...Now Justin is gearing up for indoor track season.

I will post pics later...

November 17, 2010

Next Craft Fair

Hello again...Here is a quick post about my upcoming shows!

Nov. 20, 21
Carl Sandburg High School

This is a fantastic show. Great food also! It does cost $6 to get in...7,000 people came last year!!

Then I go to

Nov. 27,28
        Marmion Academy
1000 Butterfield Rd.
Aurora, IL 60502

 Hope to see some of my readers there! Stop by and say hellloooo....

November 12, 2010

Where in the world is...

So sorry my crafty friends. I have been swamped with things over here!! I have 2 of my biggest craft fairs of the year coming up. I have been creating non stop for 2 weeks now. My eyes are tired, back is sore and my hands hurt BUT I have gotten tons done...YAY!
I also have new goodies in my ETSY store. Check it out!

November 7, 2010

Season's Greetings

Hello my friendlies! Hope you all had a super weekend! 
We woke up to 3-4" of SNOW on the ground. I went to bed at 1:00 AM  and no snow, soooo it was pretty surprising to wake up and find the ground covered in the stuff! 
It had all melted by 3:00 in the afternoon so it is just sloppy outside! 
I need to find the gloves, hats, boots, etc...

Here is another accordion fold album I am working on. The title says it all "Seasons Greetings"

The title was cut using my Cricut! Love that little machine...
This album measures 6" x 18" when opened and uses only 1 sheet of cardstock for the base. 

The pattern papers come from the newest Christmas Stack by DCWV.
I love these papers. AND I love plaid!! I am not really a flowery girl but I love my plaid & stripes.

Each page can hold a 4" x 6" photo. Or sometimes people cut a pic in half so 2 photos 
can fit into that space!
Hey, whatever works for you! The little tag in the corner is attached by a gold brad and can swing side to side. I made the tag using a Marvy punch.

I always use buttons in my scrapbooking and paper crafts. It looks naked without them! 
Well, to me at least.

These make great gifts because everyone has photos! They are easy to mail and can be finished in 10 minutes or less. All you need to do is cut your pics to size then adhere them to the album. That's it. The designing work is done. We found the papers and embellishments, cut it all and assembled it! These are our best sellers, by far!
Enjoy the upcoming week!

November 3, 2010

Black, white & red Christmas?

Good evening friends!
I didn't have the time till later to show you what I have been working on...So busy...
Shows are starting very soon!

I was shopping @ Michaels today and these pencils caught my eye. 
They were in the $1 bin of course. 
That's the first place I look! The colors kinda threw me a little! 
Red, black and white for Christmas?
But I got them anyway.
When I got home, I remembered a paper pack I bought last year on clearance,
from Hobby Lobby! 
It was 70% off-what a deal!! I try to never buy things full price, especially crafty things.
Stick with me and you will find the good deals!
And now I have matching papers and a pencil...What to make, what to make?
I made scratch paper holders. (I made the post-it notes holders last year so I needed something a bit different.) These were very easy to do and quite cute if I do say so...
This shows the inside of the cover. I plan on putting in a personal note from me in here.
The scratch pad comes from Staples. The cardstock is Bazzill and the papers are from Hobby Lobby.
 This shows the outside of the holder. You can just barely see the score lines.

Here are the measurements that I used:
Refer to the photo for my placements

Cover:  6 3/4" x 5 1/2"    (I rounded the edges)
Score @ 3 1/8" and 3 1/2"   ( I use the Martha Stewart Thingie)
I glued my ribbons using glue dots. I placed one behind the pattern paper on the front 
and one behind the scratch pad on the back.
Pattern Paper for the front cover measures 3" x 5 1/4"

Decorate as you wish...
I made school ones and sport ones and kitchen ones, I can't stop!!
 If you have any questions about this project, just contact me!

Get out the warm blankets-Fall has arrived!!

November 2, 2010

Bumper Sticker

Today coming home from my morning class I saw a bumper sticker that said:
Mean People Suck!

How true that is! I have dealt with some mean girls lately and it's soooo true!

Here is my short list of other things that SUCK!
long lines of anything...
divorce or break-ups...
being peri-menopausal...

Things that DO NOT SUCK!!
getting packages in the mail
family that lives nearby
Olive Garden
motivated, energetic teachers
good weather
knowledgeable coaches
bus drivers
great friends
finding your soul mate!

Enjoy the day! Avoid the mean people!!

November 1, 2010

Happy November!!

Hello, my blogger friends! Happy November! The month of cooler temps and plenty of food. Turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potato casserole...yum.

Phew, we almost ran out of candy yesterday! Total disaster if we do...
I think I have a chocolate or maybe sugar headache today...bummer

Onto the crafty stuff!

I made a breast cancer album using the Maya Road T-shirt chipboard book. 
I really like using chipboard, especially the heavyweight kind that Maya Road has!

(We have all been touched by this disease, some of us more personally than others.
Early detection is the best defense, get your mammograms, ladies...)
(OK, no more preaching...)

For this album, I used a variety of pink papers and ribbons and embellishments. I also added in some inspirational quotes to lift the spirit! 

I am not a girlie girl but pink is starting to get on my good side...
Who knows maybe next I will start wearing shoes with heels on them??? Yikes!

Hug your sister, mother, grandmother for me!!

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