Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Fresh from the UPS man :) Sassafras Lass is one of my favorite scrapbook companies. I'm always thrilled to find out about a new line coming out. I stalk all my favorite on line stores till they are in stock, then I grab them up! As always these colors are as bright and vibrant as always. The patterns are cute and unique. I couldnt wait to get my hands on them.
I cant wait to get creating with them!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I think it's time for a nice long soak...
Today I also got a chance to work on another layout for myself. When I create for my own books, I like to work in the 8x8 size. I think it's just enough room to show case a single picture, some embellishments and a bit of journaling. This picture was taken this summer. My son had spotted this newly hatched (if that's what they do) butterfly right next to our back door. Of course, being a scrapbooker, I had to grab the camera... You know what they say, If it's not in the scrapbook, then it didnt happen!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Grandma62 at Granny's Postcards featured my So You 6x6 Mini Album yesterday. You can see it here. http://grannyspostcards.blogspot.com/2009/02/so-you-6x6-mini-album-deer-fawn-boy-by.html
Then Stephanie at Crafty Hangover was doing a Valentine Feature. She posted one item a day in a Valentines theme. She was kind enough to include my Valentines 6x6 Mini Album on day 12. You can see it here. http://craftyhangover.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentines-day-count-down-12.html
Big hugs to both ladies for the features.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
My second batch of these are finally ready to try out. I'll be throwing one in the tub with me tonight. These guys are my 3rd batch. I scented the frosting this time, coconut for a little extra fun.
I used up the last of my citric acid last night, so no more cupcakes till my order arrives. Next on my list, bath salts and sugar scrubs. Yum! I cant wait.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
So this time I tweaked the recipe just a little. Added more sugar to the frosting (which worked like a charm). I created two scents this time. Ice cream, which are the ones with the tall frosting and hearts and Cream sickle with the spiky frosting and orange sugar. Orange is one of my favorite scents, right up there with Pink Sugar. I'm kinda wishing I had made them all cream sickle now.
I also discovered my blue colorant is not a shade of blue at all really. It's more green or grayish. Oh well...
2 more days and I can jump into the tub with one of these!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
He did love his gift though. He checked out each item and then smelled them all one by one saving the lotion for last. I think he might have been the most happy about that lotion, since he has just about emptied my trial sized one. He's already got the tarts melting. It smells like candy in my house! I'm pretty sure the soap will make its way to the shower by the end of the night.
On another note, we've all been sick here for the past week. My son brought it home Friday (last week) and it was only a matter of time before we all had it. My little guy was just about over it when I came down with it Tuesday night. I've never had a virus that has made my body feel as horrible as this one has. I ended up making 2 ER visits in 24 hours. I guess that's a record or something. My husband came home from work slightly early Wednesday with the virus. But being in the army, he is forced to work when he's sick. Now here it is Saturday evening, my son and husband have fully recovered and I'm still sick!!! How is that possible?
Hopefully tomorrow I'll be feeling more like myself and spending less time on the couch...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
My husband puts in long hours at work, being a Drill Sergeant for the US Army. So I was thrilled when I found this Manly Muscle Stuff body oil by OrionStars. This is just what he needs to relax away the stress of the day. www.OrionStars.etsy.com
Finally, sticking to my pink sugar theme, I got a package of tarts from AuntieDis. These smell just like candy. www.AuntieDis.etsy.com
I cant wait to surprise him with these treats!
Monday, February 9, 2009
As I mentioned, this was my first time... lets just say it totally justifies paying the 6-10 dollars each! I have some serious respect for anyone who makes these kinds of products. I got some colorant here and there, and I didnt have an easy time with the fragrance oil (of course I didnt think to wear an apron or something old). I probably needed a bit more confectioners sugar in the frosting too. But it's a learning experience and I really enjoyed trying something new.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
My son will be celebrating Valentine's Day next week at school. Anyone who knows me knows that I love looking for ways to be creative with my son. So I got out the cricut and let the fun begin.
He had a great time assembling the pieces. It's an event to work with him. He is so focused on what he is doing and getting that task completed, that he gets a little off track sometimes. I think they turned out pretty cute.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Help me celebrate today! It's my one year anniversary on etsy. I started my day off with strawberry short cake... YUM! You can start yours off with a shopping spree... Buy 1 regular priced item in my shop and get another item in the SAME category for 40% off. Offer is good for today only!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Thank you to all my customers who have supported me. You have allowed me to continue to offer my layouts, cards and albums on etsy. I am grateful to each of you!!!
So help me celebrate! For the entire day of Feb 6th I'm running a 40% off sale. What's on sale? Anything you want :) Here is how to get an item at 40% off. Buy any regular priced item and your second item from the SAME category will be 40% off. There is a limit of one 40% discount per person and this offer can not be combined with any other offer.
In addition to the 40% off sale, as an extra thank you, the first 5 orders tomorrow from my shop will also receive a FREE card of their choice.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
So give your skin a treat! You can check out her fabulous shop www.SweetTushies.etsy.com There you can find plenty of these cupcake bath bombs. She also has a scent list so you can customize the perfect bath treat for you. She also has a nice selection of handmade soaps, lotions, bath salts and scrubs.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The creativity just wasnt flowing today. I like to wake up, get the coffee going and get my son off to school. Then I enjoy that coffee as I chat for an hour or so in the etsy chat rooms. Then its off to the scrap room to start the first of my layouts. I like to average 2 a day, and today I did. But the first wasnt up to my standards. I wasnt too thrilled about the paper choices I used and if I'm not excited about the paper, I'm usually not excited about the end product.
Then my second one was this cute piece, of course, it's to keep for myself.
Usually making layouts for myself motivates me and brings out my creativity. Just wasnt so today. Lets hope tomorrow is a more inspiring day for me.
Monday, February 2, 2009
I will be adding these layouts to my etsy shop through out the week.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
10% off your entire order when you purchase 3 or more 12x12 layouts at regular price. This sale will run for the duration of February.
I will also be running a special during the week of the 14th to celebrate the Valentine's Day Holiday. Check back later for that sale announcement.
Here is one of my favorite layouts currently in my shop. Several more like it can be found there as well.