Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Come and knock on our door...

Apparently, I've been "tagged". Not sure how or even why, but not wanting to be a fuddy duddy, I'm playing along. From what I understand, I'm supposed to go to the pictures on my computer and pick the fifth picture from the fifth folder.

Little problem with that...I've only had my laptop since Christmas, so I don't really have alot of "folders". So, I've decided to pick a photo from my stash where the image has the number 5 in it. Fair enough? Okay, I know I'm bending the rules a bit here, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

This is a photo of one of the paintings Rejean and I bought at the Starving Artists sale that was held in Columbus awhile back. Now, it's SUPPOSED to be a Mediterranean style painting but when I look at it on my wall, for some reason, it reminds me of the t.v. show "Three's Company". I asked Rejean what he saw when he looked at it, and his response was the same. Maybe one of you can figure out why that is. It's a mystery to us but we love it anyway.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A funny for you...

Came across this today in my online travels. It gave me a laugh so I'm sharing it with all of you. Hope it gives you a chuckle too!

Big News: Our first ever online class!!

As you know, it's been awhile since I've updated my blog. There are several reasons for this: First, Rejean and I have been re-decorating my craft room. That includes painting the walls. So, everything was pretty chaotic for awhile. Now that the walls are painted, I'm back in my craft room and enjoying my new space. There's still some work to be done, but so far I'm loving it. My room seems so much brighter now!

I'm so excited to finally be able to tell you about another project that's been in the works for awhile now.... our very first online class!! Unlike the classes we hold at the store, for this, you will receive a kit when you register. Enclosed will be a password which you will use on our website to access that particular class. Once you log in, you will find step-by-step directions (along with pictures) to help you complete this cute layout. The class sample is at the store and registration is now open. In case you'd like a little sneak peek:

It's a bit hard to see in the picture (things always seem to look better in person, don't they?), but several items are pop dotted to create a 3D effect. (**Please note that pop dots will not be included in your kit**).

Also, for those that do not live locally, kits are available to you as well. Please register by calling the store at (706) 321-0202.

We hope you find this to be a fun experience!

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blog Challenge

The Scrapbook Shoppe is doing their very first blog challenge:

What are five things that make you happy that Spring has arrived?

Here is my list:

1) Easter ~Spiritually, it's the most important time of the year for me because of what it symbolizes.

2) They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is my other reason for loving this time of year...

Sooo yummy. I'm in desperate need of a twelve step program or I seriously need to become friends with Jenny Craig...one or the other.

3) Birds singing. I especially love the cardinals and bluejays that visit our feeder.

4) Opening our windows to let in the nice fresh air!


5) Having the option of letting our crazy dogs outside to play, rather than being inside driving me completely insane. It's a short trip, folks! :o)

6) Going to the park with Rejean and feeding the ducks. I looooove ducks!

7) All the flowers starting to bloom in our garden.

Hmmm....guess that's 7 favorite things...my bad. LOL Math was never my forte...and apparently neither was following directions.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sugar, Spice...& Everything Nice!

A new class has been completed and is now at the store. The soft colors in this layout would not only be perfect for a baby, but also for that special little girl in your life. It's on the schedule for March 21st from 1-3 p.m. Space is limited so if you're interested, please call soon to save your spot. (706-321-0202). As always, kits are available if you're not able to attend class.

I should also mention that I accented each of the butterflies with gold. If you wish to do the same, please bring a gold pen with you to class. Hope to see you there!

And in case you're wondering...we haven't forgotten about those that have special little boys in their lives! Check back next month for "Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails"!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some layout ideas

I've gotten some requests, so I thought I'd share some more of my older layouts. I hope you like them.

First, I decided to take another picture of my Cookie Monster layout as the other one I had posted was so small. So here is a better shot.

And a close up of the blue guy himself:

I paper pieced Cookie Monster by using some oval templates, circle punches and decorative scissors.

Next is a class layout we did for all those special family photos you may have. I believe the patterned paper was by Three Bugs in a Rug. The design on the paper matched the "Olde World Squares" set by Technique Tuesday perfectly. The title was also done using Technique Tuesday stamps.

And finally, one of my most favorite layouts ever, not because of the design itself, but rather the topic.

Thena Smith from Two Peas in a Bucket wrote the sweetest poem for my layout. Maybe someday I will ask her permission to share it with you all. But for now, allow me to share with you my own words that I recorded in recognition of this special time in my life:

"It was Christmas morning 1976. I was four years old at the time. It was also the year my parents gave me the most wonderful gift any child could receive...a beautiful, shiny red tricycle!

What made the gift special is this: I have Spina Bifida and have, since birth, been paralysed from the waist down. So, my parents bought me my bike knowing that I would never be able to use it independently. They pushed me around for hours while I rang the little bell on the handle bar. It was a magical Christmas provided to me by two parents who loved their child enough to give her a gift most would think only a "normal" child should receive.

Santa himself could not have done better."

In the bottom right hand corner of the layout, I also added a little box that says the following:

Tricycle $100

Love of a Parent: Priceless

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Two new polls!

I'm off to the dentist but before I go, I thought it would be fun to add two more polls. I hope you'll vote as I'd love to hear what you'd like to see featured on my blog. If there's something you'd be interested in but it's not listed, feel free to leave a comment below this post. Thanks!

Hope you're all having a great day!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The snow is melting...it's a good day!

This weekend our "Toadally Loveable" class was held. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves...I know I did. Thank you to all who took the time out of their busy day to sign up. I know the weather was bad and I was very thankful that we had such a great turnout.

Saturday was also a big day for our two dogs, Bailey and Muffin. We took them to Picture Perfect Pets and Connie (the owner) did a wonderful job with them! If you would like to treat your own pets to a nice bath and haircut, I highly recommend them (706-322-7387). Here are our two furbabies after they had a day of pampering...

Muffin had the cutest little bows in her hair~one above each ear.

No bows for our boy, but he came home sporting a sweet bandana!

And now on to other news...

I've been working hard on a couple of new classes. No pictures yet but two hints...one is in celebration of that cute bunny that visits in April... and the other will be perfect for that special little bundle of joy in your life. Stay tuned...more fun things to come!