Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Heart box from House of 3

My daughter's room has light green walls with black and white furniture and accents. Sometime ago we purchased an Ikea Ung Drill frame. It was so pretty, but we really had no plan for it. Then I saw a great idea from the House of 3. So I ordered their Heart Kit. Last weekend my daughter put it all together. She used a rub on quote that came in the kit. She used her own choice of paper from my "collection". I think it turned out fabulous.

She used some lace to trim the edges. The chunky chandelier crystal was part of the kit.
They have lots of yummy stuff over at House of 3. If you have a minute (or more) go over and do some window shopping.
I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving!
(and a safe Black Friday)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gypsy Giveaway!

The Gypsy Spot is giving away a Cricut Gypsy - courtesy of Custom Crops.

Great giveaway! A Cricut Gypsy!

Go to this site. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Card

I recently made this card at a get togther at a neighboring church. I used a copy of an old postcard. I found this wonderful pale yellow ribbon that looked so good with the card and postcard. The postcard image covered most of the ribbon, so I trimmed out the bottom of the postcard to expose the more of the ribbon.

I stamped that same sentiment on the inside of the card as I did on the back of the envelope.


It was a fairly simple card, but I was really pleased with the way it turned out.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fiskateer Rebecca's UStream Class

This is the layout that I made in class.

So I told you about all the goodies that I got from Fiskateer Rebecca to do her UStream class. Well, I wanted to show you what I made. It is a two page layout. The left page is supposed to have three 3x3 photos aligned to the right of the page on the kraft paper. The right page is for a larger photo to align to the left of the page on the kraft paper. The result is a grouping of photos in the center of the two page lay out.

I had never done an online class. I didn't even know what UStream was, but I learned. I made the project as we went (so you will have to excuse my stamping slurs). We could watch Rebecca throughout the class and we could comment on a chat. It was really neat to hear everyone's comments and ideas as we went along.

This is what the two side columns look like.
I must say this was a very exciting experience for me. I loved working with the products. The chipboard is fun and really adds dimension to the pages. The Heidi Grace paper is two sided, giving you lots of options. And Rebecca is a great teacher with a fabulous sense of humor!

If you don't already follow their blog, you may want to start...

a little birdie told me there may be another class like this offered again...
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Monday, November 16, 2009

I won an OnLine Class from Fiskateer Rebecca!

About two weeks ago I found out from Fiskateer Rebecca that I had been chosen (along with 14 other lucky women) to do an online UStream class with her. I do mean lucky, because it was a random drawing. A few days later I received a package in the mail with all the goodies that I would need to do the class (sans tools and glue). Check out all the Heidi Grace goodies!

I loved these printed chipboard add-ons. I apologize for the glare, I am still trying to figure out how to get better blog photos (suggestions appreciated). You can't really see, but there are five different sheets. There are tags, swirls, book plates, hearts and scallops. They are all self-adhesive.

Also included were flower and alpha stickers.

And last, but not least, a great stamp set! I was so excited!

My next post will show you what I made in the class.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wouldn’t you like to be a Fiskateer?

A Fiska-what?

What is a Fiskateer you ask? In case you didn’t know, I am a Fiskateer! (see my new blinkie - I just learned how to do that - yea me!)

Well, you too can be a Fiskateer! Just go to and follow the “How to Join” link. Get to know one of the lead Fiskateers (pick Rebecca – you will see why in a later blog). All you have to do to get to know them is click on their photo and an email will open with their address already for you to send them a quick note. Tell Rebecca that Donna VW #3810 told you about this.

Now you may think I am telling you this so I can win something. Actually I am telling you so that you can win something. Once you hear back from your Fiskateer you will follow the link they give you to join the Fiskateer community. Then the fun begins! Watch your mailbox for a really great personalized gift. My friend
Summer got hers just the other day. You will not be disappointed.

Oh, yeah, if you do register, come back and let me know what your Fiskateer number is (just for fun).

Also, you can follow their blog. They always have lots of great ideas and fun events going on. Watch for my next blog to see what I got to do with Rebecca and a group of other Fiskateers.