Monday, September 22, 2008

Back in School Again

I had my first craft show of the season this weekend in Gladewater, Texas. It seems to get smaller each year, but it was still a great show for me!

My friend, Christy, came with me on Saturday and my mom came with me on Sunday. I enjoyed both days very much.

Christy and I were brainstorming better ways to set up my tables to give them height since most of what I sell is flat *grin* and came up with the idea to look for a locker of some sort. I could put paper bag albums inside and then magnets and refrigerator scrapbooks on the outside. I couldn't wait to get home and look up lockers.

I was thinking about buying a real, full-size single locker, but then I found this:

It was exactly what I was looking for! It won't be too heavy or long to tote back and forth to shows, but it is definitely a locker and people will be able to tell right away!

Now I'm even more excited about my next craft show!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Welcome, Little Buckaroo

I had a baby shower for a sweet friend from church this Sunday. She is decorating her little one's room in a western theme, so we used the western theme for the shower, too. It was so fun because it was different!

Here's the card I made for all the hostesses to sign.

Here's the food table with the fun western stuff. The plates and napkins matched perfectly with the paper I used on the card.

Look at that cute cake! It was made by Edible Art. And, it was even yummier than it was cute! Honestly. I don't usually like cake that much. But, this was moist and thick and delicious! They make yummy cookies, too.

Here are the fun tables! Aren't the centerpieces so perfect?!

The whole shower was fun. No pictures of the hostesses all together because that was taken with someone else's camera. But, everyone worked hard and did such a good job! The games were fun, the food was super yummy and the chatting was sweet.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

If you "carrot" all... write!

I made this card for a sketch challenge from many moons ago. It was a Gina K. sketch and I liked how it was different with the corner of the paper folded up.

I needed a card for some sweet friends of ours that were moving home to Canada while the husband finishes up his Master's, I believe.

I saw my Easter stamps sitting out (needing to be cleaned, I'm sure) and it hit me that I could use the carrot one for a pun! I love puns!

The carrot stamp is from Michael's $1 bin and I got a few other cute Easter images along with it.

So, do you like puns? This one is, of course, only two-thirds of a PUN... P-U! Ha ha ha ha... Tell me you got that one...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Feeling a tad bit prudish?

Another great giveaway... Make that many giveaways! Sylvia from A Tad Bit Prudish is one of the contributors over at Blissfully Domestic. Blissfully Domestic will be relaunching their site this Labor Day! (Oops, I'm a few days late...)

That means that the site that has already brought you the most delicious dishes, creative crafts, fantastic fashion advice and perfect parenting tips is going to be that much better!

To celebrate, Sylvia is hosting a (drum roll please) Blissfully Domestic Gift Extravaganza!

To join in on the fun, go to A Tad Bit Prudish and follow the simple, easy-peasy rules for each day's giveaway.

Be on the lookout for a chance to win one of these fun tins from me!

Personalization is free!

Halloween is just around the corner!

Well, maybe not just around the corner, but it's close, so I'm getting in the crafty mood.

I just got a huge shipment of tins in yesterday. I was out of the ones I use for my refrigerator albums and wanted to get more of the round ones I'm starting to use for my magnet sets. As I was finding room for all my new goodies, I came across a box of these tins that I bought a while ago.

I bought them planning to use them for nugget boxes. I made a few for teacher gifts (school and church) last year and then haven't used them since.

So, yesterday, I decided to make some Halloween tins and see if they are a hit at the craft shows or not. It's hard to know what will sell and what won't. I think I'll list them in my etsy store, too.

I used Stampin' Up!'s retired stamps "Batty For You". They are one of my favorite sets and as soon as I heard they were retiring, I had to get them!

I've heard of people using the big rectangle tins for card sets and such, too. I'm not always good at trying out new things. I get stuck in my rut...

Stamps: Batty For You from Stampin' Up!
Paper: cardstock, KI Memories patterned paper (scraps left over from another project)
Tools: guillotine cutter, scallop punch, circle punches, double-sided tape (my best friend!)