Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paint Can

Here is a paint can that I made for my Big Sis from the last round of DSS. We met halfway between our homes at a scrapbook store. We shopped, went out to lunch and then shopped some more. We had a wonderful time. I had to make her something nice to thank her for spoiling me in the DSS Secret Sister Round. I have had a lot of great big sis's but she really spoiled me rotten. I loved everything she sent and the beautiful cards that came weekly. I was very lucky.

Here is a photo of the Bee Can I made. I used Papertrey ink's Honey Bee Set and filled it with the polka dot ribbon, other craft supplies and a ton of Burt's Bees products.

Notice the chocolate Bee on the lid.

I made a smaller one for a coordinator swap I participated in (also filled with Burt's Bees products). I really love this Bee set.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Here you go Meghan......

Meghan has been asking me for a new photo of Penny. Penny got her first haircut on the 24th and Meghan has been anxious to see a photo.

Here it is...

Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Book Club

Book club was at my house last week. We read "The Next Thing On My List" by Jill Smolinski. We had a great time and were lucky enough to have the author join us via speaker phone. She was a lot of fun to talk to you. She asked us to send her our photo so she could add it to her web site. Here is the photo we sent and yes, she did add it to her web site.

You can visit the authors Web site here.

We all enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

More Scenes from my yard...

First a cute little frog on the stairs by the driveway.

Then these cute pair peeking out from the woods in the front.

Just another day in the neighborhood.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Front Page Story

Park goes to the dogs. Here is the link to the article on the Dog Park.

Here is one of the photo's in the article. This is Penny and Ives:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dog Park...

I am on a committee to create a dog park in my town. We had our first meeting last night and the turnout was great! Anyway, I went to visit the proposed property today with some of the committee and we were accompanied by a photographer and a newspaper reporter covering the story. Penny will have her picture in the paper!! Penny and my friends lab, Ives were investigating the property and I think they liked it! Ives went for a swim in the river while Penny watched impressed with Ives swimming.

I'll post a link to the article once it is published in the paper.

Here are some more Halloween goodies I a made for my secret sis this round. There will be more on the way. As you can see, one is a tin filled with chocolate nuggets, one is a trident gum holder and finally some peppermint patties in a pouch. Again, I am loving the fuzzy ribbon from the ribbon share Jody had on Confessions of a Ribbon Addict. Unfortunately, I am now officially out of the pumpkin color fuzzy ribbon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


This is my monthly swap card. It's obviously for Halloween. I love the fuzzy ribbon which I bought from a Texasjodylynn ribbon share over on Confessions of a Ribbon Addict

I have some more halloween things to share that I made for my DSS on SCS.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Single Cupcake Box

I learn so much from SCS and from blogs. I made a single cupcake box for my secret sister (round 2) and I learned how to make it from TexasJodyLynn's website, Confessions of a Ribbon Addict. You can find the instructions for the box HERE

I cased Jody's and here is my version. I didn't put a cupcake in but I did put a necklace that I made as a gift plus a ton of craft goodies. It was her birthday and this was my birthday surprise. It was easier to make than I expected and it was a lot of fun to make. I want to make another one soon.

I thought you might also want to see a recent photo of Penny! She's so cute. She ate my good black summer shoe this week but she is just too cute to be mad at, don't you think? It is my fault anyway, for leaving it on the floor.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I made this for a friends birthday!

Happy Belated Birthday Patty!

I have been stamping but I have also been making some jewelry including these two pieces. I gave the first one to my friend Patty for her birthday.

Here's a close-up

This is the second necklace I made (the same day). I am not sure who I am giving this one to yet...maybe my secret sister on DSS.

Here is a close-up:

Tomorrow I am meeting my Big Sis from Round 2 of DSS. I will post the gift I made for her after the meeting (it's stamped!)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Another backyard visitor...

This one is cute.

I have been doing a little stamping. I will post something tomorrow.