Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope you had a very Happy Mother’s Day!!!  We had a very nice day — went out to lunch with all of Charles’ family after church and then came home for a fairly calm afternoon.  I ended up taking the girls shopping this afternoon for some new shorts — the weather is getting hotter and hotter around here, so they thought they needed some new clothes!  Great excuse to get out and shop, huh???  I also got a lovely gift from “Bath Junkie”.  They couldn’t decide on a fragrance for my “bath collection” so I have empty containers and a gift certificate to go and get the products………cool, huh???  I will probably get something citrus-y……..they were closed on Sundays, so I will have to go one day this week. 

 Charles, his mom, and the girls after we enjoyed eating lunch at Rosa’s. 

 Charles’ mom, Linda, and me!

I have some more Stampin’ Up! projects in the works, but here is a little Post-It Note Holder that uses Chipboard (the monthly special – remember?)  The base of the holder is another coaster (4×4) that I covered with Designer Series Paper.  I used the Berry Bliss Paper — pinks and browns, my personal favorite!  Hiding behind the Monogram is a large black Binder Clip from the office store.  I added some ribbon at the top to dress it up a little bit — I use ribbon on everything, though!  The little chipboard “d” is from the Onboard Lots of Letters (page 179).  First, I inked it up with Pretty in Pink Craft Ink.  I learned from my friends in Florida that you can also use the Craft Re-Inkers and a sponge paintbrush to “paint” the ink onto the chipboard.  It makes it so much easier and not so messy.  You don’t get it all over your fingers!  It also makes the colors so much more vivid.   After letting the craft ink dry, I added Crystal Effects to the chipboard letter.  While it was still wet, I lightly sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter onto the letter.  It is even prettier in person than shown on the photo!   Maria and I both made these but she didn’t have any of the black clips so we couldn’t finish them…….Maria, is yours put together yet????  Hope this inspires you to get out your chipboard……..or makes you think about ordering some at 25% off this month.  

Have a great day!  I hope you also have a GREAT WEEK!!!! 




Just a quick note!



Just a quick note and a little Stampin’ Up! project today………..the week is flying by and my weekend is going to be even crazier that the last one, believe it or not!  I hope you all have a great day and didn’t get “fooled” by too many people!  Sarah said one of her friends wore an eye patch for the first 3 periods of the day and had them all believing he had been scratched by a tree branch while 3-wheeling………..took off the patch 3rd period………April Fool’s to all of the 5th graders! 

Well, can you tell I am still enjoying the Summer Picnic papers??? I made these really quickly with some scraps left over from the cards from the class.  The Post-It notes cover measures 3 1/2″  x 8 1/2″.  I folded it in half and then added one more fold for the “flap” on the front (about 3/4″ down).  I tied a ribbon at the top and decorated the front for a very quick little treat.  These would make some cute teacher gifts!  (The apple is from Tart and Tangy and the snail is from Garden Whimsy.)

 That’s all for now!  Thanks for all your positive comments!  I hope to see some of you at my classes — and don’t forget that you can order the kits if you can’t make the class!