Sunday, June 29, 2008


Jess, Nicole, Me

Me, Summer

Brad, Jess

Added Elliot's Pic in with the collage of "Greats"

Isn't this gorgeous! Well if you like old Silos I guess

This past week has been busy but I also got a little fun time in! I was asked to complete a vintage themed scrapbook for Angelina of Angelina's Cards well her son Elliot actually! She wanted a little something special for her darling son since he made his All star team! I went right to work and created a book for him with a chipboard cover which I painted and distressed to match his team color and to resemble the worn look of a worn catchers mitt. Inside I added Elliot's pictures and a few vintage goodies, Angelina emailed me some great finds too. I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration for your next project! I love doing custom work like this and I am currently working on a vintage themed military scrapbook I will share that with you sweets as soon as I finish which needs to be yesterday!

Ok this weekend was also my 10 year high school reunion!( thats why you are listening to a few tunes from 98') I can't believe it snuck up on me. I wasn't going to attend due to my schedule but the last minute I loaded up the kids and back to my hometown we went. I dropped the kids off with their Mimi ( my hubby's mother) she was thrilled to see them since we live away and then off to the reunion. I was so excited to see some of my old friends we never get to hang out with jobs, kids and just life I know you know how that is. It was odd not having the kids and actually getting to finish a sentence and not taking anyone to the potty!

A few of my high school BF's were there and catching up with them was just the boost I needed to get through the coming weeks with last minute preparations for Market. It has been all work no play for sometime now. We of course laughed about way back when stories including some bad hair and outfit choices, danced a little, shared photos of the kiddos and chatted the night away! My BFF Jess just got engaged so that was an exciting topic. She has ask for some planning help and I am looking forward to that. She loves vintage and wants to add a little whimsy instead of the usual wedding stuff. I am sooo looking forward to this! I can really sink my teeth into that job!

Last but not least I am sharing a photo of a gorgeous night last week, my view from our porch is that of an old farm and the silo was just gorgeous surrounded in the pink skies! My son loves the silo and insist on asking us to build one. You see we grew a small garden this year but to him it's our farm and evidently a farm just cannot be without a silo? He has also insisted on chickens for fresh eggs, this coming from the boy who checks out almost every egg carton at the grocery for baby chicks. I am trying to explain the process but he just tells me one day he will find a chick in the carton!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm Back!

Kitchy Cherry Crown

My daughter- She's up to something don't ya think?

My husband and son

Retro Birthday Crown

Wow I have been really lazy about posting, well it wasn't on purpose! I have been super busy. Just got back in town from a wedding my SIL and we were gone for a week only to find when we get home we must leave again for a funeral. It has been a whirlwind two weeks to say the least. So I am making up for lost time by getting my butt in gear and whipping up some new goodies for my site. It seems everyone wants a cupcake hat so along with some new party hats I have gone paper crown crazy! I just cannot get enough! Plus they are sooo fun to display until they find a new home! I am trying to burn through some of my paper stash and make more one of a kind creations to list. I love custom work too so don't get me wrong, it just seems my studio has been over run with paper and now is spilling into other rooms and tables in home. My poor children wouldn't know what a real table top looked like. Not to mention my husband. He is kind about it though, I think he has just accepted my paper addiction.

I hope everyone out there is enjoying this lovely summer weather, I went out the other day with my kiddos and got burned. Yes me! I have a nice natural tan complexion but since I haven't really been out in the sun in years I was red and peeling. It was a little embarrassing but my husband assures me a little vinegar and I will be fine. Wow I am really painting a pretty picture with my words today, you now know my secret addiction and how it is invading my home and now you can picture the smell of vinegar swirling around!!! Ok maybe I should talk about the lovely wedding.

My SIL- Husbands sister was married Saturday my son was the ring bearer and it was interesting to say the least! He did a lovely job of carrying the pillow but once he was upfront he just couldn't stand still. He was bending over, kicking the wall to a beat only in his head, dancing around etc. My SIL was gracious and I don't think she even noticed but I sure did it may be the last time someone ask us to be involved with a wedding. My daughter got a kick out of pointing out all the people up front, she was in need of a nap but at least she was quiet! I will leave you with some pics of my creations.