Hoppy Easter...

Here's what I've picked up since finishing...

Here's what I've picked up since finishing my quilt.  I've got to keep on working on my project list if I want to get it done by the end of the year.  My mom bought this afghan at a garage sale several years ago.  I'm not much of a yellow rose lover, so I've changed the rose color to mauve.  She managed to purchase three or four cross stitch afghans, so I'm going to give this one to my mom when I'm finished.....maybe my goal can be Mother's Day.  I'll see what I can accomplish...:-)

I've got some sewing to do today...It's my friends birthday this week!  I'm going to finish sewing project I started at least two or three years ago for her...but never completed.  I'm excited to get it done for her today...She will love it!

Something finished for 2011...

I finished a quilt which wasn't on my 2011 project list, so I did what most anyone would do...I quickly added the item then included the word, "COMPLETED". I'm happy to have another project off my list even if it wasn't on the original list.  :-)  
Now I need to work on the Easter baskets for my nieces, nephews and DH's grandkids.

Sweet tooth anyone...

I made Easter cookies for my nieces and DH's grandkids.  I wish I could sent some cookies to my nephews, but the United States Postal Service frowns on sending "perishable" items. Oh, pooo!  Anyho, I think I'm going to be making more mid-week.  Darling husband thinks they are really good!  We'll see what happens?! Have a great week!

I think I can go play in my craft room now...Yippeee!!!

I had every intention...

I had every intention to create a card for the Splitcoaststampers.com color challenge using Pear Pizazz, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron; however, while gathering supplies, I got this idea...
I really wanted to create a banner card since it's been the craze to use them in a card.  While I was taking inventory of my ribbon supply, I came across some retired 1 1/4 inch twill from SU!  Its so thick, I have troubles using it in a card.  But I just thought it would make a perfect banner...hopefully, I was right.  Here's what I came up with instead of doing the color challenge.

RECIPE(supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: You're a Gem, Friends 24-7 and Artistic Etching (inside)
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Love Letter
That Little Something: Twill Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread, Hemp Twine, Vintage Trinkets, Trinket Keys and Black Rhinestones
That Little Helper: Sponging, sewing machine, Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Belated Birthday Nolan....

Yep, it's belated!  I wish life didn't get soooo busy that you missed ones birthday, but it does happen.  I know he had a great day, so no worries in that department.  He's a brilliant little boy.  I love you!

Here's the card I created for his birthday:
RECIPE(supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: Best Bots Forever and Sanded Background

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, and Blue Bayou (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock
That Little Something: Smooch Spritz Log Cabin, and pretty ribbon 
That Little Helper: Scallop Trim Border punch, Word Window Large punch, Sanding Block, Sponging and Stampin' Dimensionals

No more snow...

There aren't piles of snow in Minnesota anymore...so I thought I needed to complete Herbert!  I needed to get him finished so he won't melt.  :-)   Speaking of finishing projects, I'd better hustle on my Project List for 2011...it's already April and Herbert is the first to be completed.  Anyho, I'm glad he's completed.  He turned out cute!

Next to Stampin' Up! paper...

Next to Stampin' Up! paper, I'm a lover of Graphic 45 paper!  Check out the new addition to my paper.  Can't wait to create something with it!  Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!

Check out Blackbird Design's posting...

As many of you know...I love Blackbird Design's.  Those ladies are amazing! 

Here's a posting from them....these pics speak for themselves....Thank you for sharing, Alma!

image from blackbird designs posting-linked above

I know what you're thinking...

I know what you're thinking...and no I'm not a shop-alcoholic.  It just looks that way...work has been really, really busy.  I haven't had time to create much; as a result, I haven't been able to post much either!  
PaperTrey Ink stuff was received at least three weeks ago...and I haven't even used them, yet.  How sad is that situation!? :-) The Paper Bouquet book and tools were purchased this week.  My Oregonian peep has created some great looking paper flowers to add to her cards....so, of course, I needed to try out the flowers, too.

Hopefully, life will get back on track...and I'll have time to create some things, or sew, or cross-stitch....anything...and I'll feel normal again!

Tomorrow, I'm planning on a post; please check back for something fun!

See ya!

Purchased at my local Stampin' store

PaperTrey Ink purchased at least 3 weeks ago.

Check out the color....

And the oddest thing happened...I got home and this nail polish was in my bag.  It's Abigail's OPI nail polish...I think she put it in my bag.  What the heck!  I'm going to sent it back...but I did use it on my toes first.  :-)  Check out the color...isn't it B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!  It's super cute on my toes, too!!  Thanks Abigail...XOXOX!

RoadTrip to Iowa...

Recently, hubby and I had a road trip to Iowa to visit his daughter and son-in-law.  We had a really nice time with them!  Abigail took me to a quilt shop, so I was happy!  Here are some of the things I purchased.  We, also, went to Michaels Craft Store.  OMG, they had some great deals.  Would love to show them to you, however,  I've put them with all my other papers....and not digging them out...right now anyway! :-)
Reusable Grocery Sac for Abigail and myself

Really cute purse pattern!

Even cuter fat quarters!