Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Double TollGate Flea Market 4/5

I met my wonderful friend Veronica and her family at the Double TollGate Flea Market on Sunday. I had a great time walking and talking with them. I also found some GREAT stuff. I bought a new Home & Garden Party Chip and Dip (a gift for my MIL), a vintage Sweet Scents Doll (I want the purple tights for a custom doll), crib sheets and blankets (to donate to the CPC where I volunteer), a vintage Willow figurine, and self adhesive crystals for cardmaking.

I noticed that there were several new vendors this time around and prices seemed to be extremely reasonable. If you are in the area, it's a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. GRADE: A

Love and a Hug,

Monday, April 13, 2009

James Rumsey Yard Sale

The Loot: SSC game (I'll use the pieces to make cards), Two brand new Tupperware Salad Containers (very handy for work), SSC lights, SSC talking doll, Vintage SSC and Lime Tin, Care Bear pillow (for my sister), Several T-Shirts (appear to be brand new for 50 cents each), plastic baskets (one escaped the photo - needed for my classroom!)

The James Rumsey Yard Sale in an unpredicatable creature. Two years ago, I filled my car with so much wonderful stuff from this sale that I literally had to drive home with my knees in the dashboard, as I had to move my seat up to fit everything in. Last year, I left almost completely empty handed.
This year, the sale was hampered by extremely cold and windy weather. Some of the sellers seemed to be of the flea market variety - high priced junk in some cases. However, I did find some good stuff, too - including some Strawberry Shortcake. Overall Grade: C.

Love and Hug,

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April HappyScrappers Meeting

I hope everyone is enjoying the anticipation of Spring weather, blooming flowers, and warmer days. Please read this HappyScrapper invitation, in it's entirety.

Due to Brian's work schedule and my Apples of Gold schedule, as well as a couple of other factors, we will not be meeting at our regular TIME during the month of April. We will have to start at 2:00 in the afternoon and share dinner, instead of lunch. I'd like to encourage everyone to wear thier pajamas, and plan to stay late. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone. Anyhoo - on to the fun stuff....

First, you might have noticed a couple of new email addresses in the header of this invitation. Congratulations to our two newest seated HappyScrapper members: Carla Jones and Peggy Whetzel!!!! Wahh hooooo!!!!

During our next meeting, we will learn how to make adorable Onesie cards. They are so easy (and Bethany, I warn you that they are super addictive). They make the perfect card for an expecting mom and new baby.

We are also going to play an old fashioned game of Hot Potato - However, you'll WANT to get caught holding the bag... and the prize inside! *wink*

The details:

What: HappyScrappers April Meeting
When: Saturday, April 18th, 2009, 2:00 p.m. until we can't scrap anymore! *note that we are NOT starting in the morning.
Wear: YOUR PAJAMAS (if you want too)
Theme: Blue Bliss (Your goody bags are filled with wonderful BLUE items. The game prizes will be BLUE, too.)
What to Bring: A small door prize (something blue, if possible), something to share for dinner (I'm making mini meatball soup - a Rachael Ray recipe), your supplies, and an awesome attitude.

THE RSVP DATE HAS EXPIRED. If you are not going to make it, it's best if you let me know as soon as possible so I can invite someone else in your place from the alternate list.

Have a Blessed Day!

RSVP LIST (as of 4/12/2009)
YES: Carolyn, OtherBecky, Myself, Shannon, Bethany, Peggy, Jessica (will be leaving early)
NO: Dawn, Veronica, Carla, Joyce (she will be stopping by for just a few minutes)
MAYBE: Michele

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

I follow Samantha's Blog, ScrapMaster's Paradies and she is giving away the following AWESOME lot of Stampin' Up Goodies:
2 sheets of stamped images from the Stampin' UP Window Dressings stamp set (retired hostess level 2 stamp set, stamped in waterproof basic gray ink)
*7 pieces of Stampin' UP Ribbon -assorted varieties
*2 Sale-a-bration stamp sets (Botanical Blooms and Punches Three)
*12 sheets of 6X6inch Patterned Cardstock from the DCWV Le Creme premium stack

Now that's a lot of loot! To check out her blog (and the candy): Visit Samantha @ http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

Have you ever made a 3-D card using copies of the same image and PopDots? If not, then you really should give it a try. Although it may be hard to tell from my substandard picture, it's actually quite easy and the effect is AWESOME. I was inspired to make this card by friends at Scrap This Way and my friend Claire at Strawberryland TownSquare. I've been dying to use this yummy rainbow Satin ribbon for a while now and this was the perfect project. Would you believe that I purchased a walmart size bag FULL of this ribbon for just $1.00? Oh, how I love a bargain. Speaking of bargains, I'll soon be posting pictures and photos from my yard sale/thrift store/flea market hauls, so be sure to keep checking here on my blog. I know that I hadn't been posting much, but I'm back into the swing of things now. I'm going to have a lot to post during the month of April.

Supplies: Printer, Stampin Up Cardstock, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder, Offray Rainbow Satin Ribbon, EK Success Corner Adorner Punch, Dimensional Square from Dollar Tree

Love and a Hug,

Monday, April 6, 2009

Coupon Book

I made this little coupon book for my hubby, and best friend, Brian. I was inspired by my friend Melanie and her Challenge #3 at Strawberryland Town Square. This was fun to put together and it will be even more fun to see his reaction. You know, you don't need a special occasion to do something sweet and unexpected for someone that you love. So, why not make something sweet for the one that you love today, for no reason at all...... except to say, "I love you!"

Supplies: Stampin Up Cardstock, Printer, EK Success Circle Punch, Elements Fibers, EK Success Feet Punch, K&Company Tag

Love and a Hug,

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Long Time, No Posts

Sorry about the hiatus. This is a onesie card that I made for Challenge #2 over at Strawberryland TownSquare. I always thought that these would be hard and would take a long time, but they are very easy and take just a few minutes. Thanks for the inspiration, Ronnie!
Supplies: DCWV Paper, Dew Drops, Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock, Offray Pink Organza Ribbon, Stampin' Up Scalloped Circle Punch, Stampin' Up Circle Punch

Love and a Hug,