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Sunday, August 31, 2008

You Are My Sunshine - Something New For Peyton's Room

I have finally finished something that can be hung on the walls for Peyton's room. For my entire pregnancy and even for the last few months, I haven't been able to get anything finished for her room. At first it was trying to make sure I had the colors right and making sure it matched her bedding. And then it was the fact that I just didn't feel so great. And I am sure you can imagine that once Peyton was born, I just didn't have the time or still the energy to make anything. Now that she is six months old, and she is becoming more and more fun each day, I get some time to craft again! It's been a lot of fun. I am starting to feel more like the old me again. Or at least as much as that is possible. :)

I finally got some of the new Stampin' Up! stuff that I ordered. I know I say this each catalog, but it really gets better and better each year. I especially loved the accessories in this new one. So much fun stuff, it was hard deciding where to start.

Hope you all like this new project. One thing I struggled with was trying to make something without using brown or black. Those colors are so automatic for me to turn to that it didn't come to easy to not use them. But I am glad I stuck to it, because I like it a lot!

"You Are My Sunshine" is a favorite song that I love to sing to Peyton. What's funny about it is that I cannot sing a note! If I ever tried out for American Idol, oh, I would end up on T.V. alright, but it would be in the reject footage! I am that bad! But Peyton's eyes light up and she gets a big smile on her face everytime I sing it. Poor girl is tone deaf just like her mother!!!

Here is the recipe:

Frame: Provo Craft
Paint: Folk Art - Winter White
Die Cuts: QuicKutz - Blossoms and Sophisticate alphabets
Glue: Mod Podge
(The remaining supplies are Stampin' Up!)
Card stock: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, textured Old Olive
Designer Series Patterned Paper: Georgia Peach
Ink: Old Olive and Regal Rose classics
Stamps: Bella Blossoms
Punches: Photo Corner, Scallop Border
Other: Half-back white pearls (from the Pretties Kit)
Adhesives: liquid glue (no longer available), dimensionals
Ribbon: taffeta - Pretty in Pink; 5/8" Grosgrain - Regal Rose; Ribbon Originals - Fairytale and Sherbet (no longer available)
Chipboard: On Board Lots Of Letters - scallop square

Happy Stampin' Everyone and Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Is It Possible To Be In Love With A Movie!!

Today, my dear friend, Kambri, and I went to go so Mama Mia! I LOVED IT! If you haven't seen it, please go. You won't be sad. It is absolutely hilarious. I spent half the time laughing my pants off and the other half crying.

Meryl Streep of course is incredible. She has a beautiful singing voice. On the other hand Pierce Brosnan can't sing worth anything. He is in the movie for eye candy! I love you Pierce, but you really can't sing a note. And for those of you who don't know Amanda Seyfried is perfect as Sophie, Meryl Streep's daughter. I love her in Big Love on HBO. I had no idea that she could sing so well. I think she has a big career ahead of her.

The location is one of the most beautiful places. I don't know if it is filmed on location in Greece or not, but it is gorgeous. It makes me want to go to Greece more than ever.

I won't give anything away of the story, but really, go see it!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Something for Peyton's Room - HAPPY EVERYTHING

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all well! We are good at my house. Things have been busy but we are happy.

Don't you all just love the new Stampin' Up! catalog! I swear each one gets better. I admit I haven't got anything yet from it, but I am on the verge. But even without anything new, it is full of inspiration!! On the cover to the accessory section, there is the cutest frame with a bunch of little squares. I had to make one myself.

Here is the recipe:

Paper: Stampin' Up! - Chocolate Chip cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Old Olive Print Pattern DS paper (retired).
Making Memories - Garden Party Dots and Flowers, Glitter Solid Aqua, Glitter Diagonal Stripe. Garden Party Dots is pink on the background and Garden Party Flowers is yellow polka dot on the back.
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - Flower Fusion felt flowers Old Olive. Soft Subtles Bashful Blue brads, Earth Elements Old Olive brad, Circle Ice Bashful blue and Circle Fire Pink Rhinestone brads, Build-A-Brad Antique Brass. Colored Buttons Soft Subtles Bashful Blue. Linen Thread. Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Organdy ribbon (retired).
Making Memories - Green paper flower.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Happy Everything, One Of A Kind, Think Happy Thoughts, Defining Alphabet, Sprinkles.
Ink: Stampin' Up - Pretty In Pink craft pad, Chocolate Chip Craft Pad, Basic Brown classic pad, Bashful Blue classic pad, Pretty In Pink classic pad.
Tools: Stampin' Up! - Word Window punch, Small Oval punch, 5-Petal Flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Star punch. Embossing gun.
E.K. Success - Large Flower punch.
Other: Clear Embossing Powder.

This was a fairly simple project and pretty quick. Overall, it took me less than an hour from start to finish. I can't wait to put it in Peyton's Room. I know it is hard to believe, but I made something!! I happened to be listening to Harry Potter at the same time :).

Speaking of Harry Potter, I am sad to say that Harry Potter isn't going to be released in the theatre until next summer now. For some reason there is a delay from the studio. But the good news is, Twilight is now going to be released a whole 3 weeks earlier!!! Even Better!

Hope everyone is doing well! Happy Stampin' and Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I Finished!!!

Have you read Breaking Dawn yet? I won't give anything away in case you haven't. The story wasn't what I was expecting, but I loved it!!!! So all I will say is you have to read it!!!

I went to the midnight release party with Stephanie, Kyto's girlfriend. We went to Barnes and Noble since that is where we both reserved our copy. I had to go on my lunch break that

Friday just to get a wrist band to buy the book. It was about 20 people per group # and Steph and I were #19.

So we got to B&N about 11:45 that night. And let me just tell you, it was a mad house!!!! I couldn't believe it! There were so many people there that the store was in violation of fire code. An announcement kept getting made to tell people to back out of the center aisle so that they wouldn't get shut down by the fire department. You would think this would make people move. It sure didn't!

Luckily my friend Sarah called. She wanted to know if we had gotten our copies yet. By this time, it was 12:15 and we were still standing in the store waiting for our chance to buy our book. The store was on group #5. She said that she got her book at Smith's Grocery and no one else was even there. She also said that they had a table full of copies. So that convinced Steph and I to hurry the heck out of there! Not only was B&N crowded, but it was extremely hot by that time too!

I think that the problem that B&N had I think was the organizing. There were people that had red wristbands, like Steph and I. There were people that had pink wristbands. These were people who went to the book release party but didn't reserve a copy. And then there were people with no wristbands at all. And there wasn't anyone to available to make sure that people who didn't have a wristband or reserved copy was waiting outside the store.

Plus there was my problem too :-). I am almost 30 years old. That's right, I said it! But I certainly didn't have the patience that night for the under 20 crowd that mostly made up the customers.

So, like I said, Steph and I left and went to Smith's as soon as we could. Once we got there, there were a bunch of people there (some even dressed in "bridesmaids dresses" that were at the B&N release party earlier too.) We walked up to the table and grabbed the last copies! We finally had our books.

Definitely read it! It's really good! Let me know how you like it, or don't too.

Happy Stamping and Happy Reading also!