Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Share A Card

I bought a new stamp set with this cutie and a friend plus the accompanying dies. They are just too cute and I had to make some cards with it. The Hokey Pokey stamp is an SU oldie but perfect for this card. It's super simple and I even pulled out some old old Basic Gray patterned paper for the background. The flamingo is stamped on pink paper, cut out and he was ready to go. Enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Weekend wrap-up

We spent Easter weekend in Florida with the family...the main purpose of our trip was our nephew's baptism where DH is to be the godfather.

The weather forecasters called for a rain-out for the weekend but we lucked out and had great weather the entire time we were there. We organized a cookout on Saturday and everyone in the family turned out for it...and the unofficial theme for it was cousins!
And of course there had to be a Viejos (old farts) vs Jovenes (young'uns) basketball game. There was even an injury that stopped the game and the oldest of the Viejos had to be called in. Can you spot him? He's the smallest one...LOL!

There was an egg hunt of sorts. When you're on a farm with a chicken coop and laying chickens, you work with what you have!
And to top off the weekend, we celebrated Darin's birthday Hiraldo family style...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sneaky Sunday

I've had this in my stash for a bit and finally got around to putting it together. This is perfect for a girls night out or a bachelorette party or a fun night on the town. Cocktails title is chipboard colored with a clear Wink of Stella brush. This kit will be available for $10 in April.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Share A Card

I just heard some not so good news about a friend and decided to make a card to hopefully cheer her up. While I was at it, I made a few extras...there are other friends I can mail these to. If you would love to get one of these, let me know and I'll get one out to you. Love getting and mailing out snail mail. A little close up to show the details plus some wink of stella shine :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Weekend wrap-up

Home for the weekend after 6 weekends away and I had sick feverish kids to deal with. One recovered before the weekend and one slept the entire Saturday away. We did manage to get out for a birthday lunch on Sunday and stayed home the rest of the time.
I decided to steal some time to scrapbook while everyone slept Saturday night and got a two page spread done. Bonus is it's not going to be a class or kit...scrapbooking just to scrapbook! Fun to find more time to scrapbook just to for myself.
Hope you had a great weekend and fingers crossed this winter storm does head out to sea. We're all set with snow and snow days.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sneaky Sunday

This paper line was a little tough to work with and I finally figured them out and put together a really cute New Years layout kit. I always have a hard time finding the perfect papers for New Year's and these are perfect. Even better if you're not scrapping 2016, you have the option of easily switching up the layout and leaving out the 2016. This kit will be available in April.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Weekend Wrap-up

Another great weekend with the Cool Crops crew in Portsmouth, NH. A great weekend with a great group of scrappers. And the perks of staying in a hotel with a diner, especially the Roundabout Diner on site, is yummy meals and desserts. It didn't help that my partner in crime was around this weekend and we totally indulged!

On another note...I am going to break my 6 weekends away from home streak by backing out of the Scrap-A-Way Warwick weekend. It was a tough decision to make but someone has to stay home to fill the chauffeur and chef role while the other is away for work. My apologies if you were looking forward to shopping at the Time2Scrap booth. If you do have something that you really want, let me know ahead of time and if there are enough requests, I would be happy to make a road trip to deliver goodies on Saturday.

Friday, March 11, 2016

I Am...

listening to an audiobook (Death Canyon by David R. Bertsch) on my drives and walks

reading The Martian 2 pages at a time

binge watching Scorpion with the husband one episode a night

updating my shopping cart daily for gifts and prizes for two crops that are months away

knitting myself a blanket with leftover baby blanket yarn

enjoying the beautiful warm weather we've been having, don't even mind the rain since it's warm out

prepping for back to back weekends

trying to keep up with the house and everything else life is throwing at me while working back to back weekends

looking forward to warmer weather and a slower schedule even though I am having a blast at the crops

loving these watching them together, when they get along, and savoring the moments

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Weekend Wrap-up

A wonderful weekend spent with the Cool Crops crew in Portsmouth NH. The Distressed Crazy Birds were a hit here as well and we had a great time in class. 
It was a busy weekend, although with a quieter crowd, and the before I knew it, the weekend was over. No worries, I'll be back next weekend and am looking forward to more Roundabout Diner food!

Some of you have asked, what do I do to help with staying at hotels every other (or in this case, every) weekend? Well, staying hydrated is one of my main goals. Next, a mini humidifier helps with the dry hotel air, ear plugs to block out chatter and heater/ac noise and last but not least, airborne to help with the late nights. Hope this answers your question.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Upcoming Events

Here's a list of upcoming events for me plus a link to the crops...

Mar 4 to 6 - Cool Crops in Portsmouth, NH

Mar 11 to 13 - Cool Crops in Portsmouth, NH

Mar 18 to 20 - Scrap-A-Way in Warwick, RI *seats available*

Apr 15 to 17 - Cool Crops in Portland, ME

Apr 28 to May 1 - Point Sebago Scrapper's Weekend in Casco, ME

Hope to see you at one of these events!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an opportunity to stock up on Bazzill cardstock at a reduced price.  New to my cardstock bulk buy?  Here's the scoop...

  • You will receive 60 sheets of cardstock, 5 sheets each of 12 different colors.
  • Price includes tax and shipping to me.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Cardstock will be available for delivery at Scrap-A-Way Warwick, Cool Crops Portland and Point Sebago.
  • Shipping direct to you will be an extra $10.50 and I can fit two orders in a box.
  • Order Deadline is noon, Saturday 3/5/16
  • Payments in advance by check are appreciated or cash upon delivery.  No CC's or paypal please.
The cost of this month's buy is $28.  Email me (sluvs2skrap at yahoo dot com) to purchase, please include # of buys, payment method and delivery location.