Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Three things!!!

1. Update on the lost tooth situation...so last night the tooth fairy came, took the tooth and replaced it with some money. Again it is 5:30 am and we hear crying coming from Meliah's room. Oh my, what could be happening this morning at 5:30 am to warrant another early wake up? Well, she was upset because the tooth fairy left her money instead of a toy? Huh? Who ever said anything about a toy? Perhaps next time we shall buy a nice bumpy lumpy toy and put that under her pillow! Here is hoping tomorrow she sleeps later than 5:30 am!!!

2. I am a guest blogger today at Creative Goddess doing a tutorial on creating a magnet out of a bottle cap.

3. I am also featured on the Craft Test Dummies website today as well talking about one of the new Cricut Lite cartridges you can only find at Wal-Mart.  I am actually Jenny's new Paper Crafting specialist and will be heading to CHA with her to report on new releases and trends in the Paper Crafting world.  So look for more posts from me over at Craft Test Dummies!  Thanks Jenny for the official title!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Lost Tooth!

So this morning we were up early.....very early! You know as parents that although you have a plan in your mind, well things don't go quite as planned. Like you plan to go to bed at a certain time and then get up at a certain time. I think your kids see you as having all this power and making all the decisions when in fact while we get to do that some of the time, our kids don't realize how much they really dictate your life without even knowing it!

For example this morning our 6 year old comes in the bedroom at 5:30 am..........seriouly! She yells, "guess what"? Oh come on, it's 5:30 and surely I do not share your same enthusiasm at this time of day. So I look and the girlie is grinning from ear to ear. I say, "why in the world are you up so early it is only 5:30"? To which I hear this reply, "but mom, I lost my tooth"!

Ok, so rewind....yesterday it was very loose. We worked off and on all day trying to get it out but it was really still hanging on very tightly in the front. So we left it figuring that today would be a new day. Well it was....at 5:30 am! Of course she was so excited she would not go back to sleep. So guess what? We were all up at 5:30 am to start our day.

Yep, that is the life of a parent......that is what it is all about....that is what we signed on for. She has been beaming all day long and every place we have gone she makes sure that they know about her tooth. We went to the bank and they didn't notice so she makes this comment like "oh, wow it feels so weird where this tooth used to be" which of course let to an inquiry by the teller. In other words, "hint, hint." She has been so cute, so funny.

So you notice in the above photo that it appears the tooth has grown at a rapid rate since this morning?  Not so!  Her two bottom teeth were actually growing in behind the existing baby teeth so it really had a head start before it finally pushed the one in front of it out!

So she calls me "Nana Banna Wanna" and I call her Nina Beana Weena", kind of silly names. Anyway, today I am calling her "Nina Beana, my toothless Weena." I asked her if she likes that and she grinned at me with that toothless grin and said, "love it mom."


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time for a giveaway!

I was thinking today that it has been a very long time since I hosted a giveaway on my blog so it is time. So many of you have been such great supporters of my new online venture Paper Fashions Boutique that I have decided to give you a chance to win one of my June kits! 

If you don't know what Paper Fashions Boutique is, it is my new online website where I am selling scrapbook kits that are all kitted with supplies and step by step instructions.  The kit arrives at your door and you create the project!

Anyway, if you want to win the birdhouse kit above here is what you need to do-

1.  Post a comment on this thread letting me know what you like best about my website.
2.  For an additional entry, send a scrappy friend over to post and also to mention your name.
3.  For a third entry post a link on Twitter and/or Facebook and leave your link in another comment
4.  For a fourth entry send over a scrappy friend to post who has never visited my blog before.

So in other words, the more comments you leave following 1-4 above, the better your chances of being chosen.

I will choose a random winner from all entries on Thursday July 1st.  So that gives you a whole week!



Monday, June 21, 2010

CHA Chicago

Alrighty, check in here. Who is going either for the trade show portion, consumer show, or both?


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day Card

As you know I do project work and write for the Crafts Unleashed blog. So I did up a very simple Father's day card which is posted over there. Head over to Crafts Unleashed to check out the entire card plus find out to make it, be sure to follow the link below!

Father's Day Card


Sneak peek of July kits

If you didn't know, I have a new blog on my business page as well as keeping up this one. The address for that blog is www.paperfashionsboutique.blogspot.com or you can click the link below to be taken there. Go ahead and become a follower so you can see peeks and get information about what I am doing on my business blog as well.

Paper Fashions Boutique Scrapbook project kits

Anyway, I have a peek up about July....not a full reveal but a peek.  Head over there and take a guess!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Follow me on Twitter

Ok, I officially have signed on to Twitter! How many of you use Twitter? I'm just starting to tweet each day and it is kind of fun to go and read what others are up to that are already following me or that I am following.

If you want to follow me just search for Paper Fashions! It is a fun and fast way to keep up with what your friends are doing.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Make sure to stop by!

If you have not checked out my brand new website where you can purchase pre-designed kits including all supplies, make sure you head over today. The recipe albums are selling fast!

Paper Fashions Boutique


I won bragging rights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, huge thanks to the many of you who headed over to Crafts Unleashed to vote for my Father's Day frame in the designer challenge. I am officially the winner and now have bragging rights. But since I am not one to brag........well on to the winner of crafty goodness over at Crafts Unleashed.

Let's hear it for Martha! Head over and check it out and leave Martha a nice comment!

Crafts Unleashed Winner


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Can you help me out?

Alright, over at Consumer Crafts we are having a little friendly designer competition! Several of the designers from that blog have done a dad and grad frame and now they are up for vote! So check out the link below and I would feel honored if you voted for mine! What will I get? Well, bragging rights on the Crafts Unleashed blog! What will you get? One random winner will get some free goodies to make their own frame!

Crafts Unleashed Frame showdown contest


Winner of the book!

The winner of the book "When a Woman Takes an Axe to a Wall" is......

Anonymous said...
These books are inspiring and also remind us that we aren't the only ones who go through trials and tribulations. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book. I give you kudos for undertaking this new challenge in your life. You could probably add a chapter to the book too!!!

Carol F

Congratulations Carol and please send an e-mail to me with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you! info at paperfashionsboutique dot com


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Big Picture Scrapbooking!!!!

Ok, this is Big! LOL...I just had to say that because that little phrase comes from the Big Picture Scrapbooking website where today my class was added to the roster! My very first Big Picture Scrapbooking class and I am so excited. Here is a link for you to check it out!

Lisa Falduto's Snippets class

So check it out and let me know what you think!  And if you sign up and take the class I want to hear all about it!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today is the day!!!

I am so excited!! Today is the day that Paper Fashions Boutique goes live...a dream come true for me to be able to offer distinctive scrapbook project kits to everyone!  Take a peek and let me know what you think of the website.  It was a lot of work by Terri Bradford my web designer and here we are today with a live site!