Have a wonderful day! Amber
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
But now that I'm awake, there's work to be done!! On my to-do list today is voting, CLEANING MY HOUSE, finishing up my Peanut Festival layouts and homework and dinner at my mom's house with some of my favorite people: Melissa, Taylor & Tori-Bug!
I am wanting to make Christmas gift baskets with little homemade gifts and baked good, packaged cutely (like these pictures below). I think my color scheme this year is going to all shades of green with slight touches of red here and there. I have been accumulating lots of little cheap packaging products (tins & frames from yard sales and little jars and cute cardboard Martha packaging on clearance from Michaels) and collecting fun little recipes and sweet gift ideas from a VARIETY of sources. Christmas is always so fun. (I think I am going to make those cupcakes in green shades and those cutesy cupcake liner flowers for decoration/easy peasy non-traditional holiday bows!)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Over the past few days, I have been busy decorating for a sleepover we had last Saturday at my church...making oversized travel icons...
Will post more tomorrow! Have a fantastic day and OH! Before I go, I got my ARTSCOW pictures and they turned out great...ya'll should check it out (link on sidebar under clock)...1200 FREE PICTURES!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I also made a cute little bag & card/envelope...I wish I had taken a picture of the finished, packaged affair...I had a bright pink tin and some diapers and tissue paper, but alas! (p.s...sorry for the not so hot pictures, I was in a bit of a rush!)
On another note...check out the great steals from Michaels - Martha Stewart seam binding in gorgeous, glorious colors at 99 cents apiece...the Making Memories Passport line, Me & My Big Ideas...LOVE the fall line and it's all on sale! And a few extra 60% off goodies from Jo-Anns...altogether like $30. Hey, can't beat that, huh?
And I made these yummies earlier this week. I have tried sharing them with the decorating committee for the sleepover yesterday (more pictures later) and at our FSU get together last night but alas, I still have some left. What a non-nutritional breakfast!! =)
(BTW...WHAT A GAME! I wish we had won more emphatically, but it was still a win and we enjoyed hanging out with friends. Favorite part? When the woman reporter asks "How are you going to stop all the penalties?" Bobby replies "We start PRAYING" He's so funny. Second favorite part - when we barely miss like two touchdown throws, cause our guy isn't looking/has butter fingers/etc. Sad! p.s. DORIS - IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A FELLOW FAN...what did you think?)
I made this pillow by taking a 20 inch napkin (from World Market) and a 12 inch pillow form (from Hobby Lobby) and taking the four corners in the middle with a button. Idea courtesy of Martha Stewart "Good Things" a few months back. Love it! I have two more that I'm going to make to go along with this one! Seriously, it took ten minutes. Here's the back:
Happy little American Crafts chipboard accents scattered around a gold pumpkin...
My favorite Martha Stewart paper leaf wreath (from last year) and three IKEA vases I painted yellow and some happy little orange flowers (so cheap from Jo-Anns on clearance).
Going to bed now. =D Amber
Took a little trip to my parent's house yesterday to pick up some odds & ends & to see my Nanny...it was such a gorgeous day..And tonight...FSU plays...GOOOO NOLES!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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On some creative notes, is anyone else is a Christmasy mood? I think I'm about to decide on a Christmas card design and start the assembly line up! =) I have also already picked several presents up (at a steal of a deal!) and have been on the lookout for some of my "harder to buy for" friends and family. If you're looking for gift ideas, check out my Etsy Christmas Guide (in the sidebar!) Here is a gift I made for a friends shower last year in December - check out the dollar bins at places like Target & Michaels for coordinated products (magnetic list pads, kleenex, etc) to finish off your gifts and make a matching card to top it off!
These were some ornaments my class at church made last year...it's an easy peasy dough recipe (flour and salt and water) with a little food coloring. Bake 'em up and seal em with protectant! Then layer them with glue and let your kids coat them with sequins, glitter, crafty foam shapes, or anything else. Sharpie their names and dates on the back once everything is dry. Stick a ribbon throught 'em and you're done!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Plus, I have a hugely varied selection (some scrapbooking, some not, some old, some new, some purchased, some homemade) of "stuff" that I have accumulated...it's in need of a new happy home! ....SO! for everyone that leaves a comment, you WIN SOMETHING! (Make sure you send me your addy - firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Let's say you have until...next Monday night at midnight (Central Time) to leave a comment.
This may be all you get from me for the week...so have a happy, beautiful week!