Friday, December 16, 2011

Just listed our first soap on Etsy!

It has been a long time coming, but we are finally happy enough with our homemade soap to list one on Etsy.  It is a delightfully frragrant gingerbread vanilla soap.  We packaged them with Christmas scrapbook paper and homemade labels.  We are also giving some as gifts for the holidays coming up. 

Thanks for reading! 

Our Etsy shop

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cultivating creativity this weekend...

I love weekends for that laid-back, relaxed feeling.  This is when I love to create.  Almost finished with another scarf.  I hope to start my first amigurumi project this weekend too. 

Here is DS with the Domo wallet he gave his dad for his birthday. 
Très mignon!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Not enough time...

I don't mean to complain, but I continually find that there is just not enough time to engage in my creative hobbies the way I'd like.  I guess that is what summers are for, considering I am fortunate enough to get my summers off. 

On the bright side, the kids and I have some days off this week that will be very much appreciated.  Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving!

A pic of my two favorite kiddos in the whole wide world!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Glorious Autumn

We had a delightful fall day today with Grandma Jolene. It was quite windy and dry, causing dirt from the corn fields to wreak havoc, but we persevered and enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. Grandma Jolene had never been to a pumpkin patch and she is about to turn 79! I think she had a good time.

Let me explain to you why teachers have long summer vacations...

Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but it is a fact that most teachers bring home stacks of papers to grade nightly or weekly. We spend much more time on our jobs than our contract time dictates, all in the name of helping kids achieve. I take my work seriously and I am happy to be a conscientious teacher, even when the weather is beautiful and the great outdoors is calling my name.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Believe in Whoooo you are!

This is from the free Pair-A-Phrase stamp set and the Dreamin' paper packet.  I plan on giving these cards to Sean and Lizzie with a heartfelt message inside, encouraging them to be all that they can be in their academic endeavors.  We are all going back to school this week and we need encouragement since it's hard to say good-bye to summer. 

More great goodies from CTMH!

Starting August 15 and running through September 30, get a double stamp set, Pair-A-Phrase, which is absolutely darling.  Spend $75 to qualify to get this stamp set, which has a $35.90 retail value.  I am going to make some cards with this set today and I will post later.

And in addition, this is our August incentive.  Spend $50 and get the August SOTM for just $5.  Plus get a FREE A-sized stamp set.  It is adorable!  This is only good through August 31.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wicked--August stamp of the month

I used the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to make the card and barn red scallop.  I'm digging having the Cricut cut most of my stuff!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Here is a layout I made using the Sonoma level 2 paper packet. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Idea Book, August Stamp of the Month--plus bonus stamp set!

The new Close To My Heart Idea Book is going live August 1!
In August, when you place an order of $50 or more in products and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface bonus A-size set FREE (retail value
$6.95)! Think of it as two promotions in one—qualify for and
purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set, and
we’ll throw in a second stamp set FREE! It’s Extra! Extra!
What an awesome way to start your August!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Very excited...

We just got back from vacation, which was exciting in and of itself, but I found new Close To My Heart and Pampered Chef catalogs waiting for me!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I am a Pampered Chef!

I took the plunge and started my own Pampered Chef business! I need new kitchen stuff and I know all the PC items I have are high in quality, so it was a no-brainer!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just received my Sweetheart paper

In the process of making a layout with it. Here's a sneak peek.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New cards

I have been making cards like crazy! These were made using the Wings paper and various stamp sets. I hope you like them.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I have cleaned up my scrap room a little and I can actually SEE the top of my desk. Rearranging my room to be more streamlined. Will repaint it soon.

I love being a teacher when we have snowstorms!

Saturday, January 1, 2011