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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Purchase & Exchange Swap Results From Marci & Amber - & What I Am Working On Next

Hello! Hope you all have enjoyed your first week of November! It's been warm and quiet at my house this week. Peyton went to St. George to spend the week with my parents and niece and nephew. Thong and I enjoyed the quiet but missed Peyton fiercely!! Have you seen the HP printer commercial with the baby in the walker going across the country? Well, it is Peyton's favorite! Every time it comes on she tells me, "Mom, that's my favorite baby. Her's so cute!" I don't have the heart to tell her the baby is a boy. But he is pretty adorable. Anyway, that commercial came on a lot this week and every time I saw it, it made me miss Peyton even more!  She is back home now though, and not feeling so well. It's that time of year and it seems she has the stomach bug that I had last week :(. Hopefully it will pass soon! We did snuggle yesterday for quite some time when she came home! It definitely feels good to have her home :).

Now to the crafty goodness! I wanted to show you what Marci and Amber made for our exchange! Although Marci's box is very very cute - as you will see below - she totally cheated and used her new Cricut Imagine,  instead of her new Stampin' Up! stuff! But I'll allow the violation this one time only, Marci! :)

Here is her box:

Marci got the Cricut Imagine for her birthday a few weeks ago and has been dieing to get some crafting done! This box was one that came with the cartridge and all the patterns and everything were already chosen for the box. But the owl tag, Marci came up with all on her own. She even put a yummy no bake cookie inside for each of us! The owl is pretty cute hu! Amber's has an A charm and mine has an L. Aren't these so fun!

Onto Amber's card:

How cute is this card! My favorite part is the splash of tulle that she added! Notice something similar to my card? Yep, it's square too! Totally addicted to squares!!!!! Also, this is the same paper that I used to make Marci's plate stand from a few posts back. Amber had mentioned that she bought this paper last year, but I got mine only maybe 4 months back or so. She made the cutest pumpkins last year with the same paper! Check out her current blog post to see them! You will want to make your own for sure!!!

Amber's Supplies used:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake {I can't remember what the textured paper brand is}
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye and a book page
Punches - Scallop Circle {Amber what brand is your punch? :)}, Itty Bitty flower Stampin' Up!
Inks - Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Rhinestone Brad - Stampin' Up!
Tulle - Amber's stash

As I have mentioned, I LOVE Tai Pan Trading! I went there last night to go and get some additional snowball garlands to do my next project, but I was sad to see they were all out. So I will have to try to figure out something other than what I had planned with the one I have :).

What I did find instead was something that I am super excited to get working on!!!!!!!

So what I have planned for this bare looking tree is to make a Christmas countdown calendar! I counted and there are exactly 25 loops to hold photos. But instead of photos I am going to do paper to countdown until Christmas. Woot! Woot! I am so excited! I have glitter and mini ornaments and paper and ribbon. I so can't wait to get this finished, can you tell! I have Dear Lizzy, Girls Paperie, My Minds Eye, Studio G, Maya Road, May Arts, and some others to get this completed. Can't wait to show you all either, once it's all done.

I am trying to figure out where I will hang it once I have it finished. I think on the half wall where my stairs are. And what I plan to do is make it so Peyton can add something on it for each day. I will probably have it be done with magnet strips. And then that way the tree will get fuller as the days get closer to Christmas.

Time to watch Cinderella with Peyton and make her some noodles. At least she is asking for food right now, so hopefully that is a good sign!

Have a crafty weekend everyone!


Amber said...

Ummmm, first I love your new look, it makes me want to change mine, and second don't you know that you are supposed to buy me everything that you buy for yourself!!!! I love the tree- it's fabulous!!