Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm SOOOO bummed and angry!!!

Ok, maybe this isn't a big deal, however, I made so many wonderful memories with my great-grandson and the fairy house I built, so I brought it home and set it up under my coastal redwood tree in the front yard.  Branches come down really low and I thought it would be perfectly safe under there.  WRONG!!!  I took my dad back for his post-surgery follow-up today and came home to bits and pieces of it all over the street where it had been getting run over all day.  Apparently, some punk kid on his way to school just couldn't resist smashing it to bits in the street.  Had no monetary value, but it was sure precious to my sweet Chase and I!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My take on Laura Denison's "Life's A Picnic" mini album

Hi, everyone!
This project is an original Laura Denison design.  I love this project.  It was so much fun!  The most interesting thing about this is that it is actually a mini album!!  The lid of the picnic basket forms a portion of the mini album cover.  Laura used gingham fabric for her cover and trim but since I live in the "sticks" and don't have access to fabric, I used bandanas instead.  I called my mini "A Taste of Summer" and did my inside pages differently.  Laura created a barbecue grill with hotdogs and other picnic-type pages.  I did my inside pages in a summer theme so that it could be used for all those summer funtime pictures.  The pattern for this project, if you would like to make one of your own, is available at:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/followthepapertrail   To see more of Laura's designs, check out: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/.  Hope you like it!!  I love comments!!!

EDITED TO ADD:  I've had some questions about the picnic basket itself.  It is part of the project and is made of chipboard and woven kraft cardstock, inked with distress inks.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

So sorry!!!

I'm so sorry, everyone, that I haven't been able to post my next BIG giveaway!!  I'm still waiting for items to arrive!!! I promise it will be worth the wait, though!!!  So, please keep checking back.  I will post the give-away as soon as everything comes in!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


AMY, post #10, you are the winner as chosen by random.org!!

Please send me your mailing info so I can get your prize on its way to you!!!  I need to hear from you within 2 weeks!!

Congratulations, Amy, and thanks to everyone who entered!!!  I have another BIG giveaway in the works, so check back often!!  As soon as all the items I plan to give away arrive, I will post the next giveaway!!

Hugs!! And thanks, again, everyone!!!