Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stationary box and Blog Candy!!!

My children's school is having a silent auction! And so I thought this might be a good opportunity to get my stuff out there, and show some people what I'm capable of doing! I found this AWESOME tutorial on stationary boxes online. She does a step-by-step of how to make this cool little box that holds tags, cards and notecards. And a pen too! Check it out and don't be daunted of it's complexity - I was! It was easy to put together, albeit time consuming.
You can find it here. There are 2 parts to it, so be sure to look for the other part.

Here is the finished product.

I also made some cards to go in, I have more to make though. I am going to make another box today, since it's been storming off and on, and we don't have plans till later. Also, wanna have some blog candy? I'll give one away, if you wanna play! Just post a link to your site to here, and leave a comment, and you'll be entered. I'll draw names next Sunday...Fun?

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bad Blogger, Bad Blogger...

I'm so sorry that I haven't done much here lately! Bad Blogger!

With Passover behind me, I'm back downstairs making head way with my biz, and cranking out cards and invites again! I am donating a bunch of cards and note cards for the kids' school auction this month, and that has kept me busy!

And then a few greeting cards as well...

The weather was nice for a few days since my absence, so my little girl and I went to feed some ducks...

I also got some gardening done. It's raining here now, so I'm stuck inside, and going back downstairs to work! I'll update soon, as I have something in the works...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Passover is coming!

And that means that I am busy. Cooking for 13 people, planning creative ideas to keep the kids entertained, and generally stressing.

I came across this in my search for passover clipart (BTW...there is none...)
(sorry for the link, Blogger would not let me post a pic...)

And after Mr. I saw it, he said "YES!! You need to make this for the kids on Passover!". Yeah, like I don't have other things to do, but it was off to Party City I went, and the next day, I created this:

The first plague, the river turns to blood.

And then come the frogs.

And then comes the lice...

And flies...

So, I've done 4 so far. There are 10. Passover is Thursday. And I am doing 3 other swaps with Cafemom and Splitcoast stampers.

Busy! Busy...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring has sprung!

It's finally hitting the western Illinois area. Spring. (although this wacky global warming has got it 75 degrees one day and then it snows.)
Some lovlies:
My lovely, over-growing lilac bush/tree.

Daffodils and tulips trying to grow!

Grape Hyacinths!
Ok, and scrappy/crafty stuff...I'll update what I'm working on tomorrow - I haven't started the next batch of work yet, but will~