Thursday, July 30, 2009

AWESOME Blog Candy!

You must check this out! One of the bestest blog candy packages I have seen in awhile, plus gorgeous artwork.
Good Luck!


Friday, July 24, 2009

August Workshop

As many of you know, I have been working on paper piecing. I think the little animals come to life with a bit of sponge inking and some pop dots! Since I really wanted to pursue this, I bought the SCAL software and bought some patterns for paper piecing from online vendors. I have come up with 2 layouts that I think came out good enough for a workshop, and here they are.
Please click photos to enlarge, you MUST see the animals close up!
The first one, "Wild Child" is made using CTMH Animal Cookies paper.

Here is a close up of the giraffe.

Here is the second one "Oh Hoppy Day" using CTMH Lets Get Together paper.
My Mom would "toadally" love this one! lol She is a huge frog collector.

Close up of froggy.. Check out his "pop eyes" made with a white mini-brad.

Let me know if you would like to attend!
Hoppy Friday! LOL again

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Back Home

We got back late yesterday from our trip to Dresden, Ohio. We had such a great time!
Here are some pics:

Our first stop was the Longaberger Home Office and what an incredible site! It is 160 times larger than the Medium Market Basket and just the handles weigh 150 tons!
The building has 180,000 square feet! You can go in and tour lobby and take pictures.

We then drove a few miles down the road to the town of Dresden, which is a shoppers heaven! There were a lot of stores to buy baskets and accessories but also a lot of other little shops to buy everything else. What was the first store we went in?

Of course scrapbooking! Here is the worlds largest basket.

The next day, we headed over to Frazeysburg to tour the Longaberger factory, where I made my own basket! What a job! It took me over an hour.

Of course, I had no problem whatsoever picking out the color of wood I wanted in my basket!

Working hard, making progress!

My masterpiece is complete!

Next, we moved on to the Homestead. Our lunch came packed in a cute, cute, cute americana basket, and we ate in the Crawford barn.

Here we are in front of The World's Largest Apple Basket.

After our visit, I had rekindled my love for Longaberger and so I had no other choice but to sign up to be a consultant! I was able to pick up my kit onsite and it was loaded with goodys.
Well that is it for today. I have to get busy on tomorrows workshop!
Have a wonderful day.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Whats New?

I have been MIA for several days.. Sorry, life gets busy.. I don't have any new artwork to share, but here are a few photos...

Last week, we went to the County Fair to watch Kadence in the baby show. It was
just the cutest thing and I would not have missed it for the world. This pic is when she was waiting to go up on stage.
Cute pic of the 4th of July babes awaiting some lunch!

Just a pic of me and my favorite person after Church one Sunday

Hope you are having a great Summer.. Enjoy your week


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Paper Pieced Layout

My 4th of July layout! Pictures will be added as soon as I get them printed!

I purchased the pattern for this little gal online. I cut her bow out with the Cricut Paper Dolls cartridge and crimped her tennis shoes. Hope you had a great 4th of July celebration! We had fun in spite of the rain!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My First Paper Piecing Layout

I have been wanting to do paper piecing since forever because I love the punch it packs to your pages. After emailing a few scrapping friends and scouring the web, I decided I would first do a kit and see how that came out.
I ordered this kit called "So Stinkin Much" from the ladies at They are a brand new web company but I know they will be very successful! There were so many details, that when I first looked at it I thought I would never get it put together, but they also send you a pdf file of step by step instructions for assembling the skunks. They also have several different layout samples on their sites and got right back to me when I asked questions via email. I love how the pages came out and am looking forward to the next kit. Here are a few more close ups of the skunks.

The adorable tree and mushroom patterns are also included with your kit, professionally printed on cardstock and easy to assemble. One More:

Hope you like it. I am off to begin cutting for the July workshop.

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