Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gifts from my Secret Berrykin

I have the most amazing Secret Berrykin again this year. Those that have been following my blog from the beginning (all three of you - ha!) may remember that last year, Santa Dusty sent me orginal artwork by Sara Drescher of the character Nachokins and her pet, Tortilla. The character is actually based on my own image and my love for nachos. Turtles are my favorite pet, hence Tortilla.
Well, this year my Santa (who has yet to be revealed) has sent me the most fabulous gifts already. First, I got a gift card for $25 to Joann's Crafts. Woo Hoo! Today, I received these GORGEOUS handpainted glasses and nacho plate featuring, you guessed it, Nachokins and Tortilla. I'm in awe of the handpainting that Sara Drescher did. It's fantastic. I can't stop looking at them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Basket Full of Birthday Wishes

I made this card for my Mother-in-Law's birthday, using the Friday Sketchers blog as my inspiration. I love the way it turned out. I'm very blessed by The Lord to have a Mother in Law that is very much like a second mother to me. I'm off from work today and plan to make many cards. I need to get busy on my Christmas cards. Christmas will be here before you know it.

Happy Veterans Day! Please take time to honor and remember those that have fought and are fighting to give us the freedoms that we have as Americans. God Bless America.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Steals and Deals 11/9 - 11/15

Eyelets, Snaps, and Brads (3/$5) Sun-tues only
Prima flowers (25% off)
8 1/2 by 11 inch cardstock Value Packs ($1.99)
Scrapbook Storage (40% off)

A.C. Moore:
K & Company (40% off ALL!!!)
Cricut Cartridges ($39.99)
Making Memories Embellishments (40% off)
ALL CUTTLEBUG 40% off!!!!

Keep checking back.... I'll post more steals and deals later today.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Blessed Weekend

Some pictures from the weekend:

Brian took me back to Big Lots where I found some awesome Christmas ribbons, more ribbon (including gorgeous polka dotted purple organza), alphabet stickers, and return address labels for our Christmas cards.
Saturday morning, I had an Apples of Gold meeting. These ladies are part of our group. They are all awesome.

I made Brian an upside down pineapple cake. I make it in an iron skillet. That gives it a really great top. Brian said it was "really, really great." :)

Deals and Steals 11/2-11/8

I hope this will be my first of many installments in a weekly feature to the GarageSaleDiva blog called, "Deals and Steals." The idea behind "Deals and Steals" is that I will provide my blog readers with a comprehensive list of all the good bargains I find for the week, both around town and online. I'll be adding to this post all day, to check back!

CVS Pharmacy:
Dawn dishwashing liquid (99 cents) *plus our paper has a coupon*
Cascade Dishwasher Gel or Powder (2 for $5) *plus our paper has a coupon*
Candy Canes (77 cents) *I love to stir coffee with these*
Clairol Nice N Easy Hair Color ($4.95) *plus our paper has a coupon*
Bounty Basic 8 pack of PaperTowels ($5.99) *plus our paper has a coupon*

K Mart:
5 Piece Window Curtains Set ($7.49)
90 Sq.Ft. Gift Wrap (That's a lot of wrap!) ($1.99)

A.C. Moore:
18 inch Pine Wreath (for crafting) ($1.99)
Embossing Powders (2 for $5.00)
All Packaged and Open Scrapbooking Paper (40% off)
20 oz. Jar Candles (2 for $6.00)

Whipped Topping (79 cents)
Brown Sugar (99 cents)
Apples ($2.29 for bag)
Bratz Dolls ($6.99)

V05 Shampoo or Conditioner (79 cents)
Cough Drops (99 cents)
Holiday M & Ms ($1.88)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Five Minute Scrapbook Pages

Here are a couple of super quick layouts I finished last weekend. One is of my neice, Abigail, and the other is of Brian and myself with my best friend and her family last Christmas. The picture was developed at and I am extremely happy with the developing quality.
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