Friday, February 27, 2009

You could win......

See the journal in the post right below? Do you like little journals that have been altered? You do? Read on...

I am going to make a special altered journal for one lucky reader of my blog. So if you want me to make a special personalized journal just for you here is what you have to do!

Post a comment in this thread with the following information:

1. What is your favorite color?
2. Would you rather have something beautiful or cute?
3. Name 5 friends you think will visit this blog and then e-mail them along with a link to my blog and let them know you said they would visit and have them leave a comment with your name in it.

Ok, that is all you have to do! Hurry........I will be drawing a winner randomly from all posters who follow the above instructions on Tuesday March 3, 2009.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hello Girl Friday!!!

I am a list girl. I love lists and love checking things off of lists. I have this terrible flaw of being organized. Well, most of the time that is!

So when I saw the Girl Friday line by Cosmo Cricket it just reminded me of making lists. I've been wanting something small that I can carry around for grocery shopping, things I need to do, etc. I found this cute little book at Michael's and it was the perfect size for what I wanted to create so I bought it, brought it home, pulled out my Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday line and went to work!
You can also see this project on the Cosmo Cricket blog. My friend Julie puts my things up now and then when she has some space available. She is one creative girl!
Anyway leave a comment for me and let me know what you think about lists! Do you use them? Is this book something you would create?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tea card

Well winter is still in full swing in Wisconsin between the cold and the snow. So I made this cute little tea bag card for a friend and it is posted over on the Fiskars crafts website. My friend is a fellow tea drinker and there is nothing either of us like better than curling up with a hot cup of tea on those cold winter days. She doesn't live near me so I thought I'd make her a little winter card and enclose something she would enjoy!

You can check out the entire article here-

Come back and post what you think here. I'd love to see or hear about your variations on this project! If you decide to create a tea bag card or maybe hot cocoa or whatever....I would love to see it!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Snorkel and Disney, a perfect match!

So many of you know that a couple weeks ago we were on vacation! Not only did we do the Disney parks in Florida but we also took a Disney cruise. Our very first ever Disney cruise! Let me tell you that it was wonderful!

Speaking of wonderful, how many of you have had the opportunity to see the new Snorkel line by Cosmo Cricket? This is a fun and fantastic line just released at CHA winter. If you have not seen it you must go to the Cosmo Cricket website and look at each lucious piece! The colors are bright and fun and when I saw the new release all I could think about was how perfect it would be to use with our Disney Cruise photos! So I created a mini album of our cruise vacation using Snorkel and wanted to share it with my fantastic blog readers!

So what else will I use this line for? I think it will be perfect for swimming pool pictures, beach pictures, Tropical vacations, Fishing, and making layouts with a funny spin like, "fish story" or "whale of s good time." Just think of all the possibilities!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

News Media!

Well, my friend and neighbor Erin tipped off the local newspaper that I am a local Paper Crafter and they contacted me to do an article. This is pretty exciting for me to be able to share my work with the community I live in. So they will be coming late next week for photos and an interview. This article will be appearing in the newspaper as well as their quarterly magazine publication.

So thanks to Erin who by the way is a very talented bead designer. Her work is absolutely stunning!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

Well you know how it is, right?

I have been very busy in the planning stages of hosting a Fiskateer crop right here in central Wisconsin! The event will be help on April 18th and my brain is flooded with ideas! I want it to be the most fun event ever!

I will be teaching a class to all who attend this event. I will plan something cool.......not to worry. The crop is limited to the first 30 who sign up and I already have 12 and registration just opened on Monday.

If you are a Fiskateer and want to be part of this event please head over to the Fiskateer message board for details of how to register!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Need a new Paper trimmer?

In my role on the Fiskars Design Team I am fortunate enough to get to give new product test runs from time to time. I was asked to give the new Fiskars Premium Craft trimmer a test run and then create an article on what I found. When you click the link below not only will you find the review article but you will also find 3 new crafty projects you can create as well!

Go ahead and read the article and then come back here to post and let me know what you think of the trimmer and all the features. I love this trimmer and cannot wait until my next crop to take it along and show it off!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fiskars Crafts

So have any of you been over to Fiskars Crafts lately? There is a lot going on over there! So many fun projects by the Design Team as well as Guest Designers!

Below is a link to a Valentine's project that I did for the site. Head over and check it out...............then come back here and post. I may just have a little valentine goodie to send to one lucky poster......................


PattyB.....e-mail me your address at I will get your Li'l Davis Ready, Set, Go goodies out to you next week! Congratulations!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sweetest Bug

Have you seen the new Heidi Grace Sweetest Bug collection from Fiskars? This was a CHA winter 09 release just a couple of weeks ago. This is a darling collection with beautiful bright spring colors. There is so much you can do with this collection!
There are of course flocked, glittered and regular papers. They are just so incredibly cute! Watch for them or ask for them in your favorite LSS or online store!
You can see the product up close and personal at the following link-

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Giveaway time!

Ok, I normally have girly stuff to give away. Mostly because I love girly stuff, but also because I only have girls! So in honor of scrapbooking for boys I am giving away to one lucky blog poster what is pictured above. This is an awesome set of paper and embellishments from the Li'l Davis Ready, Set, Go collection.

Simply post a comment below and tell me what you would do with the goods! I will draw a random winner on Friday of this week. Oh and here is a little bonus.....if we get to 50 comments by the time a winner is chosen on Friday I will host another giveaway next week!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back from vacation!

Ok, I am back from vacation and somewhat caught up and organized again! The photo above is from the Bahamas and it was a beautiful day!
Tomorrow I will be posting another fun giveaway so stay tuned........