Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Still having a bit of wrapping do to, mostly stocking stuffers.
Have a safe and happy holiday to anyone and everyone that might read this!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thought I'd share with everyone.
I'm thinking of making a few to keep on hand for birthdays and whatnot!
What you'll need:
4 X 12 Piece of patterned paper (or you can make your own by stamping a piece of 4 X 12 piece of cardstock)
4-1/4 X 4-1/4 Square piece of coordinating cardstock (used as mat for mounting the interior of gift card)
Take your 4 X 12 piece and score it 4" from one end (horizontal orientation) - flip to the other end and score 4" from that end. This will give you a piece divided into 3- 4" squares
Here is the video from Hero Arts blog:
Burnish all score lines with your bone folder
Take the middle square and fold it in half, creating the Pop Up portion of this card in a "hill" -^-
Using your gift card as a guide, cut a slit in the center of middle of your folded piece large enough for your gift card to slide into
Adhere the back side of your pop up portion to your 4-1/4" square piece of cardstock
Embellish as desired
Insert gift card (the important part)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
well, at least i have a job!!
Had both of my kids teacher's meetings this week. They are both doing well! Thank god.
i am very happy for that.
Have a middle school hockey gane at 4 today, then practice at 8:30.
This will be Patrick's first game back since his asthma attack.
I hope he makes it through the game without any problems.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I am also trying to start the teachers paperbag albumns that we will giv for Christmas and plan my Christmas Cards. I've already ordered the kids photos and have a layout all drawn out, but I'm sure it will changes once I get to the store tomorrow and see something new.
I've joined a design group on e-bay and am having fun with that. I've met new people across the country and Canada. The Xmas tag swap is with them and can;t wait to see what I get in the mail soon!
I love looking at other people work.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Joined a design group on e-bay. Crop, Paper, Scissors Design.
Seems like a great bunch of gals.
Going to try and make a paper bag album this week, but need to finish my x-mas tag first.
I have to get 10 done and out before Dec 1.
This Saturday is the big hockey fundraising dance, can't wait till it over.
I've been busting my butt trying to get things done and only get minimum help from the rest of the board of directors. I wonder how things will go or who will do everything in a year or so when I'm not around??
Halloween this Friday- weather looks like it will be good- around 50 degrees. Can't wait till that's over.
Today is my 20 year wedding anniversary! Never thought I'd make it this far.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Last night the Red Sox won game 1 of the AL playoffs.
My company is getting ready to go through a RIF, now just have to sit back and cross my fingers I make it through it!!
I also just took over as webmaster for the BYH site. This should be fun and keep me pretty busy on top of all the other stuff i have to do.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I will post picture from her class later today.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Went to Maryland on 8/15.
Visitied my 97 1/2 year old grandmother, she is doing well. We also went to Adventurepark USA, a Red Sox game and Six Flags Safari. I'm more tired now that I was before I went on vacation. Had a great time and the kids did too.
The kids are back to school next week- ya hoo!! Actually they are both looking forward to it.
Well I'm back to work and have lots of catching up to do.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Cricut- I love it! i have 4 cartridges and just ordered 3 more.
Had to make a bridal shower card and was able to tell my daughter what i wanted and in what color, she ran the cricut and I glued everything down on the card. Simple and it looks really nice!
I've seen that people are using their cricut to cut out pieces and then are selling on e-bay.
I am going to try that, I think the Disney figures might sell, people are always scrapping their vacations and especially trips to Disney, so why not try to sell these really cute pieces for their own work. I am going to add some items to my store when i return from vacation.
been watching the Olympics faithfully. Love that Michael Phelps!
Off to Maryland tomorrow, can't wait! A few days on my uncles farm and going to catch the Red Sox play at Camden yards.
Go RED SOX!!
Be back next week................
Monday, August 11, 2008
I am still working on LOs for ebay, I also have a bunch of cards to add.
I think I am going to work on things all month, then list all at the same time.
That way summer will be over and I think there will be more action.
Thinking of offering complete 20 page scrapbooks. Will see how that goes.
Off to Maryland on friday, the kids are very excited. I'm not looking forward to the drive, but I know we will have fun when we get there.
Then comes birthday weeks, 5 birthdays in the next few weeks.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Here is another a few more of my cards.
Last night the kids and I went squidding....we've never been before but caught several and had fried calamari when we got home. I've never cleaned a squid, only fish in the past, but I picked it up pretty quickly and shortly after dinner was served.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
My new cricut came yesterday, have only had a few hours to play with it so far. It seems like it will be a great tool for scrapbooking. I finished another few layouts to put on e-bay. The summer seems to be very slow, no movement on my items. I will continue to build an inventory of layouts and albums and hope that they will move when the summer is over.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I recently learned how to create paper piecing figures and tear bears. I'm not sure that I am a big fan of them yet, although I see there are many premade scrapbook pages selling on e-bay with both techniques. I have listed a few premade pages to see if I could sell them, the first time they didn't sell, not I've added a few furry tear bears and I want to see if that changes anything. I have had a lot more hits than I did without the bears.
Hope this blog works out and I have others that would like to share and read with me.