Thursday, August 15, 2013

So I didn't make the team...

As a lot of my friends know, last month I submitted for the Kiwi Lane Design Team.  I just received notification today that I did not make it.

Am I sad.

Of course I am.

It was the first team that I really wanted to be on since my time with Rusty Pickle.  (LOVED Rusty Pickle).

Will I get over it?

In time....

So...since it's over I'm going to post my final two submissions. 

The first is a banner.  "Happy Day".  I've seen a lot of banners saying Happy Valentines Day, Happy Birthday, etc...but never just a Happy Day one.  So I made one.  Everything on this banner (EVERYTHING) was cut from Kiwi Lane Templates.

My final project was a Purse.

Yes, a purse.

I thought what would no other person make with a Kiwi Lane Template other than a purse.

So I had some fabric and I got out my Scallop template and I traced, and traced and traced. And then I traced some more.

I even made a flower with the Scallop template, and then put a piece of bling in the center.  I do have to say that this purse is even prettier in person!

So those are my final two submissions.  We had to submit five total and the other three have already been posted on my blog.

I think I'm going to take the day off and maybe go get some ice cream or something to cheer me up...cause to tell you the truth...I'm sad.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Because I care enough to send the VERY Best!

Isn't that the saying for when you want to send a REALLY nice card to someone?

Or is that Baking?

I'm not

What I am sure of is that I LOVE to make cards.  love. Love. LOVE.  to make cards.

So today I thought I would come online and share three cards that I made recently.  I hope you like them.  And after I post my cards I am going to make a confession that I have about cards....

Now you want to know what my "Confession" is?

You might think it's kind of funny...and you may share it too.


I don't send out the cards I make.

And that's the truth.

Why?  Simple.  Because I'm afraid that the sender will throw them away.  I don't know if they would keep it like me.  Safe in a pile in my Craft room.  I mean I put all that work into creating a card and I really don't want to mail it to someone and have it end up in the circular filing cabinet. 

So I keep them.

There.  I feel SO much better now that I have made that confession!

Have a great day! 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hope you are having a "Happy" Sunday!

Now I usually don't begin posts with the word "Happy", because well, usually it's late in the day or even night when I begin a post. But I decided to change things up a bit just for today!

I am Happy!

It's Sunday and I slept in (if you count sleeping until 8:00 a.m. sleeping in)
My cat came in to wish me a good morning, plopped himself down beside me and just began to purr his head off.
My husband is in a GOOD mood and actually cleaned up some piles of stuff that he had laying around in the kitchen.
My daughter is in a really good mood and is hanging out with friends today which I am more than happy for her to do!
My car has gas.
Dh's car as gas.

And here's the best thing of all.  ALL of my grocery shopping is done and it's only 3:38 p.m. 

I went to four different stores today.  Usually I only go to two stores to purchase the things that we need.  But I decided to add Target to my stops and I began the day with a trip to Sprouts to find the bread that we like and of course Kettlecorn! (which my daughter has yet to find!)

So see it's really the small things that make me Happy!

But since all of my grocery and household shopping is done for the week that leaves me more time to do what I love!  Clean?  NO! lol


Lots of things to make this time of year!  Christmas Cards, Craft Show items, Projects for me.  Thinking of making a purse to bring to a wedding that I am going to.  REALLY thinking of that last one, just need to find some fabric to match my dress and shoes which are both Black. (or I could go with something really pretty! like Fuschia). 

So lots of things going on, happening and being planned. 

See I have a reason to be Happy! 

I also thought that I would share a layout that makes me Happy to just look at.  Perhaps it will bring a Smile to your face too!

Have a Happy Day!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

So I finished a layout...

Last weekend I went to a crop in the next town over from where I live. 

I met some friends there and we worked throughout the weekend.

While I was there I worked on a layout and this one lady kept coming over to check on my progress.  I thought it was strange of her to keep coming over and check to see how I was doing.  She didn't come over just once...I mean she came over a lot! lol

Once she came to see me to visit.
Once she came to see what I was working on.
Once she came to see how I was doing on the project.
Once she came to see if I had changed the layout at all.
Once she came over to see if I had finished it yet.
Once she came to see if I had changed it yet again.
Once she came to tell me what she would do.
Once she came to see if I had changed said project to the way that she wanted me to do it.
Once she came to tell me that she thought that it would look better a different way.

And it went on. And on. And on.

But she kept coming back. 

Until...she finally told me the truth.  She didn't like my layout.  She didn't like the paper I was using.  She didn't like the way that I was designing it.

Seriously?  Did this happen?

Yes.  And I have witnesses! lol

My friends could not believe that I would just sit there and let this lady talk to me the way the way that she was talking.

And then finally I had to say something.  I had to let her know that this wasn't her project and that I wouldn't be scrapbooking in the way that I liked to scrapbook if I had done it her way.

Basically I just looked at her and said,  It's my project not yours. 

So.  Since she was so straight forward with me about NOT liking my project I thought I'd post it on my blog.  Because, well...I LOVE the way that it turned out! 


And it's exactly the way that I want it, with the right papers AND The right colors.  And most's done! :0)

Have a GREAT night!