Friday, January 30, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Oh Lordy...what have I gotten myself into? If you check out my last post, you'll see what I'm talking about. That is the tip of the iceberg. son came home that day and really freaked out that I was "hand-making" Valentine's for my daughter and not him. He wanted some too! So, I grabbed a glass of vino, and put on my creative cap.
After a visit to Gibson Guitars online (, I had an idea. Here's the step by step in pictures to make a cool guitar Valentine for the boy who doesn't want frilly, girly, or flower Valentines.
First, go to Gibson's website. If you have a shitty computer like me, ask your husband who works in advertising (or a friend or go to Kinko's....) to print out a guitar and increase the sizing of the image/guitar to approx. 6 inches or more. They should look like this...

Sorry for the lighting. It sucks.

Then, cut off the necks of the guitars, cut around the guitar, and put two notches on the string holders. You will then stick the Blow Pop in the holes, and the final result should look like this.

25 Flower Blow Pops, 25 Gibson Guitars. What the Halibut (credit: Shark Tale) was I thinking. Oh, and just in case you were wondering - that red Gibson? Yeah, it retails for $8,000.
P.S. Too funny. I just posted this and noticed the glass of red vino next to my stuff - how typical.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crafty is as Crafty does.

Since it's so flippin' cold in my craft room in my basement, I am avoiding working on my albums. So instead, I found this nifty craft/Valentine's Day idea. I found it over at Skip To My Lou. I was blog surfing (I spend about 5 hours a day doing that now! I know, so bad!) but her site is amazing! I'm loving it! So...anyway, I'm making 24 for the girl, and maybe another 16 for my friend's daughter. It's so easy and looks amazing!

She also has such other crafty stuff over there. A must-check out.

Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm back! And it was heaven. Pure Heaven.

My dear friend and I went this weekend to a WONDERFUL scrapbook bed & breakfast (actually, it was lunch and dinner too!). Scrapbook Manor is located near Lake Geneva, WI and was only a hour drive from my friend's house. Check this out!


1. I finished 13 12 x 12 Layouts in Jake and Emmy's books.

2. I ate WAY too much gourmet food

3. I had a blast with the old friend and the new friends!

4. The beds were pillowtop and sooo very comfy. I slept till 9:00 AM every day.

5. 4 1/2 feet of working space and all the tools, stamps, inks, snacks a scrapper could want.

6. Awesome flat screen tv's in every working room along with IPod capabilities (must have background noise while you work!!)

7. Hundreds of options to lotion, shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, cremes...etc in each bathroom. No need to bring a thing!

8. A spa pedicure.

9. I won a prize for one of my LO's - although it was just me and my friend...I got free goodies!

10. I came home energized, feeling crafty and rested!

We're surely going back. I heart it.

Our little Sunroom of Heaven

Friday, January 23, 2009

And...She's off!

To a weekend of scrappin'!!! Yes, can you say 3 days of Gourmet meals, soft beds, 4 feet of scrappin' space, a pedicure and being with my BFF? That's heaven for me, my friends. Pure heaven.

I'll be on this weekend, posting pics of my wonderful weekend. I really do need a new camera. But that's a WHOLE nuther post.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm still here. I'm still crafty. Really.

I want to be more involved with the blog/crafty/cool world. I see all these amazing wonderful blogs out there that make me almost weep. Take a view at my friend Jen's blog. She is such a talent!

From Tees to furniture, this girl has it going on!

Also, this!