Sunday, August 31, 2008

Some things to share.....

Seems like this has been a pretty productive weekend so far and I still have one more day to go! I worked on retreat stuff yesterday; we have almost everything in and it was so exciting to see all the items together. That's all I can say about that for now :)

I made my mom's banana nut bread recipe today only to find I didn't have enough walnuts so I took a chance and lots of pecans & chocolate chips. I've eaten three peices now it's so good.

On to my items to share...

These are two custom Christmas albums I've been working on. I while back I posted about doing some and thought I'd share two that are completed. I had put off scrapping these photos because they weren't so great but it turns out when I put them in a cute little album and surround them with even cuter embellishments the moments were captured better than in a 12 x 12 LO. The Christmas Tree was made with an older Sweetwater Kit and for the Gingerbread House I used the a kit from the dozens. I think it was November. I cut the shapes on the cricut out of chipboard then traced pages and hand cut them as needed.

This layout I did today after a nice Sunday afternoon nap; the right side is based on the Gettin Sketchy August Sketch. I used the Sweetwater Express kit from July 2005. Yes, 2005 :(

Finally, this little project I cranked out last weekend. Our friend Lisa has officially moved and we wanted to get her a little going away something. I made the holder out of a TAC stamp set container using chatterbox products. Found the mini pink paint roller and couldn't resist! The gift card holder on the front of the card was a Chatterbox envelope that I embellished.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Swap Cards Finished...

You know how people "stage" their card photo shoot with haphazardly strewn ribbon & embellishments...sorry I don't have time for that. Instead I'll share my mess.

These are for my August card swap with friends. I foolishly used a brown marker to ink up my stamp instead of basic brown so I got a little bleeding but what's done is done; live & learn. Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun and Green Galore on watercolor paper with some HL rhinestones.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Addicted to Etsy!

I could spend hours on fact I have to the point that I ache. I ache in part from the physical distortion as I click and lean in to look closer; partly because I want to buy buy buy and I can't can't - notice only two can'ts since obviously I buy. So, here are a few of my favorite shops:

Desdemona's Treasures
Play * Create * Inspire

I love supporting etsy shop owners and even better that most everyone I have contacted about a custom order has obliged me given that they had the time.

Post & share your favs with me!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I think today is be nice to Nicole day!

My two good friends paid me sweet compliments this morning, I got free lunch at Panera on Dunvale & Westheimer, D traded soup with me since I liked his better and a nice man offered to walk me to my car since it was raining - he had an umbrella and I didn't. D was pulling the truck around to get me so I thanked him and he went on his way. Back to the free lunch at Panera. Last week we went and I got what I think was the classic salad which is comprised of field greens which normally depending on which greens you get can be bitter. Sadly - bitter was not my problem.....I tasted dirt. Which has happened before in other restaurants but I never said anything....field greens clearly state field so you manage even though this is not the way it's supposed to be. While I pondered what to order the clerk is asking what I like to try and help so I mention about the salad, didn't like it, dirt and while I go get drinks he treats Duncan and I to a free lunch - how's that for (and what is rarely seen these days) customer service! Thanks Lisa, Lisa, Duncan, umbrella guy and James for making my day!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Awesome Online Store!

I've been meaning to post this for a while but I've been so busy there has been no blogging. A friend of mine told me of sale on this site and in a hurry me didn't read the instructions. I placed my order, paypal jacked me and didn't complete my order. I went to lunch thinking I'd replace it when I got back. By the time I got back, they had replaced my order for me and given me the discount code I didn't even know about....that's customer service people! But wait it gets better. By the time all that happened a few items were sold out and they gave me credit and a half back. Who does that??? Check them out if you can! scrappersXchange