Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dancing the Night Away..

Well, it's that time of year again! Time to show off all the hard work Bridgette and I put into our dance all year long. This year Bridgette and I were both in two numbers--hers were for ballet and tap and mine were both tap. This is our favorite part of the year. She just loves being onstage and showing off her moves to the crowd. Here are a few pics from our night:

These were before the recital at our house:

We definitely rocked it! We both were much improved from the year before. I really felt more confident and not so stiff. Now we have a three month break then right back to it in the fall!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Giveaway over at the Scraptacular Message Board!!!

We are hosting another giveaway over at the message board! This time you have a chance to win a prize pack of October Afternoon goodies. All you have to do is go over to the message board to get this blinkie:

Then, place the blinkie somewhere on your blog, another message board you belong to, etc and link up to it on the message board so we know you did it. On June 12th we will draw a winner for the prize pack so get your blinkie before then!

Why are we doing this you ask? Well, we are just about ready to launch our new website! It will still have the online shopping convenience the other one had but with lots more information, an improved Monthly Kits section and (drumroll) a new user-friendly gallery! That's right, you'll be able to post your own pics to an album you've uploaded plus you'll get to see what everyone else is working on in their Gallery! And, if you've purchased our monthly kit, you can check out the Kit Gallery to get ideas on how to use it.

So pop on over to the message board to get your blinkie for a chance to win!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May Layout Class

Thought I would post some little sneaks of this month's layout class. The class is tomorrow, May 27th from 6-8pm at the store. Students will make 2 two-page layouts and 2 one-page layouts. The class is almost full, there is room for about two more people so let me know if you're interested!

Here's one of the layouts:

And here's the other one:
Stay tuned next week for our June kit reveal! I think you are really going to like it because there is not one but TWO kits available! There is a girly kit and a boy kit and both are packed full of cute and fun papers and embellishments.

And check back later this week for some new layouts!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tea and Brownies

Bridgette has a really great Brownie leader this year and she comes up with the best little trips. This time we had a Mother's Tea at the Heritage Tea Room in Oley, PA. It was very pretty inside and the decor was very Victorian. We were served Summer Apple Tea and hot chocolate to start off, followed by several different types of scones. Then it was on to tomato soup and mini sandwiches. The girls got a special treat at the end of the meal which was a creamsicle flavored cake. Yum!

Bridgette and her buddy Elizabeth:

The elegant setup:

Our table of classy ladies:

Using the pinkie:

It was a really beautiful way to spend a sunday afternoon. Can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flower Cones

I made these two flower cones to hang in my living room and dining room:

I made the cones with Black Tie patterned paper from Daisy Bucket. I cut the white border out of Bazzill cardstock with my Fiskars Apron Lace punch and sprayed the Scenic Route chipboard butterflies with Red Velvet Glimmer Mist. I added silk flowers to finish them off and Voila! A perfect accent to my wall decor.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I threw a surprise party for my hubby this past Sunday and he was really surprised! Here's what he looke like when he walked in:

Bridgette yelling SURPRISE!

My friends:

Scott and his mom. Don't they look alike?

My BIL and my FIL. Don't they really look alike too? You can tell who each son takes after!

My MIL, her boyfriend Larry and my SIL Chris:

My Mom and B:

My silly dog spying on my friend Adrienne:
The cake!

He blew the candles out too fast! So I made him pose for this one. LOL!

All of us afterwards:

I had really hard time keeping this from him. He's my best friend and my sounding board for everything so there were so many times I just wanted to blurt it out and ask him what he thought. And, silly me used invitations that were too large for the postage on them so they all came back in my mailbox stamped with "Additional Postage Required". Of course, Scott saw them first but luckily that didn't tip him off! And Bridgette and I managed to keep our mouths shut and I really think he was surprised.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

I hope all you moms had a great day! We definitely did here. Bridgette and Scott planted flowers for me at the back porch then left to give me some alone time with my scrap supplies. I worked on some layouts then finished up my mom's card and present (I knitted a cell phone cozy for her!). When Scott and B got home, we presented Grammy with her present and posed for a pic:

Here's me and B with some of my flowers:

These are going to have gorgeous purple flowers soon!

Watching the bugs:
Every few minutes Bridgette would say, "Oh my gosh! A huge ____(insert name of disgusting bug)!

I love this one!

Scott always makes the goofiest faces:

It was a very beautiful day to plant flowers and celebrate your mom! I am so grateful for the best mom in the whole world and the best kid on the planet.