Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New finger puppets I have come up with:

Pig & Sheep

Monkey & Elephant

Little Red Riding Hood & Wolf

Cat & Mouse
Last night I finished up the cards that will be made at this weekend's workshop. What do you think?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Check it out! Debbie is giving away amazing birthday blog candy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The June issue of Creating Keepsakes features a die-cut favor box made with the new Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor Bigz XL die from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.

NOTE: This product is not yet available. However, I thought you might enjoy an advance sneak peek. This amazing product along with many more new Stampin' Up! products will be available for purchase on July 1, 2009, when the new Idea Book & Catalog is released.

Monday, May 11, 2009

So, I've started yet another new craft! LOL You would not believe how my felt I have. I make tooth fairy pillows, felt food, and ornaments out of felt, but I wanted to start making something else, so I decided to start making finger puppets. I posted them on my Etsy site to see how they do. I also thought that they would be perfect in September when I'm teaching for the children to use. Samantha tried them out last night and had a blast putting on a "show" for Nan and I! =)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I came across these questions on Scrapfreakintastic.

In honor of Mother's Day, I asked Sami these questions about me and this is what she answered:

1. What is something mom always says to you?
I love you.

2. What makes mom happy?
Me listening.

3. What makes mom sad?
When I’m not listening.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
When I do funny tricks.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
I don’t know.

6. How old is your mom?
30 (yep).

7. How tall is your mom?
I don’t know.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Play with me.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Do stuff that she doesn’t want me to help her with, like painting (when she was in preschool Wednesday morning, I painted the kitchen and dining room).

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
For the models (she loves to watch America's Next Top Model with me).

11. What is your mom really good at?
Cooking supper.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Mommy is good at everything.

13. What does your mom do for a job?
To teach.

14.What is your mom's favorite food?

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
To love me forever.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Go shopping.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
We both wear comfy pants.

19. How are you and your mom different?
We are not different, we are both the same.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Because you give me hugs and kisses.

21. What does your mom like most about you?
Being good.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Bowling (we went bowling last week).

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Here's a layout that I did of Sami and "Aunt Peggy". She is not really our aunt, but Sami has always called her Aunt Peggy. LOL Last summer we were visiting and mowed the lawn while we were there. Sami and Peggy were not impressed by all the grass that was on the lawn afterwards so they both grabbed a broom and began sweeping. LOL

This is a card that I made for a boy's b-day that Sami is going to tomorrow. It is using the stamp set and wheel from the Occasions Mini Catalogue currently running with Stampin' Up. I used the Cricut to made the number 3. The colors are not quite as bright as the picture is making it seem.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, there is always the issue of what to get MIL from Sami. MIL is not a knick knack person and has everything under the sun. I decided to make a wallet album for her. It has three pictures of Sami in it. I got Sami to write "To Nana" and "Love Sami" in it. I hope MIL likes it. What do you think?

Outside of wallet:

Inside and opened:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I have made a few soother clips as gifts for people, but have decided to start making them to sell. If you are interested in purchasing them, you can check out my Etsy site. They are $5 each. Here are the ones that I made today:

Friday, May 1, 2009

May is scrapbooking month! I am going to try to get some scrapbooking done this month. I have hundreds of pictures that have been ready to go for ages now.

In honor of scrapbooking month, Stampin' Up! has three great offers:

1. Buy three packs of 12x12 paper (DSP, specialty DSP or textured card stock) and get one free! (p.153-156, 158-161)

2. Become a demo for only $99!

3. Buy the Jumble alphabet (will be in the new catalog - available July 1) for 20% off the catalog price (now $46.36, reduced from $57.95).