Monday, May 25, 2009

Yikes! What happened?

Well, I tried to schedule this post to appear while I was away, but it seems it didn't work...and here I thought I was so smart! LOL That'll teach me! Anyway, we're back from Disney, and phew! What a week! And it was toasty!! My poor girls wilted like flowers in the heat, and I turned into a sprinkler! I swear I was the only one sweating, everyone else looked like it was just a lovely spring day! Of course, we come home and it's 13 Celsius (brrr) and the shuttle driver tells us it was 27 yesterday! Wha?? Is that right? Maybe he was in Orlando, too! LOL
So here is the post that was supposed to magically appear while I was away. It was a tribute to the beautiful simplicity that is rub-ons! Doncha just love 'em?
They can make quick work of a project! This was a little mint tin I just emptied (they were good-now I need to go out and buy some more!). All I had to do was peel the label and add the rub-on! Now to figure out what to put into it!
I will slowly get back into the stampin groove this week and I'll be posting more. Maybe I won't try to schedule anything to magically appear until I get it figured out! LOL
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

M-i-c-k-e-y ....

Well, we're on our way to Disney on Monday, but I did manage to set up one post to show up magically while I'm away. I don't have time to do another one, and I won't have access to my computer while I'm there (gulp!), so even though I have a lot of stuff to show you it will have to wait until my return...I hope everyone has a great week!

Twinkle, Twinkle...

This is the gift I gave my sister for her shower on Friday night. I have had this idea brewing in my mind for quite some time, and had actually started with a yellow star and pastel coloured letters, but then my sister had her baby girl, and I saw how pink her room was, and I knew my yellow star wouldn't look as nice as one done with the Raspberry tart dsp. My friend Kim let me borrow her star die and I have the die for the letters (I can't remember the name, but it is the long thin die with the alphabet). I had bought that die thinking I could use it to personalize cards since the letters were so small, and they worked perfectly for this project too!
It was a great night and I was able to catch up with some of my sister's friends whom I haven't seen in quite a while. I was a good girl and didn't try to hog my niece during the entire shower, although I really wanted to! LOL She's just so sweet, I can't help it!
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Purses, purses, I love purses!

Don't you? It's funny, I see a lot of women carrying purses that I love, but when I go shopping for one, I can never find one that I like as much...maybe I should just walk up to those women and offer to buy their purse on the spot. That would definitely save me some time! LOL
Here is a purse you don't have to shop for! And you can make it just the way you want it! I loved this project from the moment I saw it, and knew I had to try one. It turned out so well, that I even made extras for those times that I needed a quick hand-made gift. I love the idea of a cute purse holding cards! There are tons of variations, of course, and I think this is only the second purse style I've tried, but I have to say, I'm hooked! I love these cute little purses!(did I say that already? LOL) They are perfect for girlfriends, moms (ie on Mother's Day, although I didn't give my extras away on Mother's Day...I'm such a hoarder! LOL), sisters, etc. The Fifth Avenue Floral is perfect to decorate the outside, but there are a few other sets that come to mind (ie Baroque motifs) that would work just as well. And you could create this in the recipient's favourite colour...the possibilities are endless! I also thought that as the button for the purse, using the largest flower from the Pretties kit would be an elegant touch. You could colour it to match and use either a pearl or a jewelled brad...see? Endless!
If you decide to try one, send me a link in the comments section so I can see your version!
For all of the Canadians, Happy Victoria Day weekend! Hope you get out to enjoy the sunshine, friends and family!
Happy stamping!