Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oh's going to be a party

I've mentioned I live in Wisconsin, right? Not too far from Green Bay. The craziness is starting! As much as we'd love to get together with friends like we have with the past few games - the time of the Superbowl puts a damper on the kiddo's bedtime. No, they will not cancel school for this occasion. Darn!

So, it'll just be the husband and kids to cheer the PACK on. None the less we are still going to make it a party. If you haven't ventured to this food blog you must go now. Annie has some amazing recipes and easy enough to follow. I'm eyeing up the Super Snacks for the Super Bowl. YUM!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Printable DIY

Here is a little Valentine DIY I wanted to share. I hinted about this in this post. With -30 degree weather here in Wisconsin it was the perfect morning to bring this all together. Yes, I did say -30 degrees(with the windshield) EEKS!!!

My daughter is in 4k and I thought this would be a fun little Valentine for her to share with her girlfriends in her class. (Stay tuned...I have a simple little DIY for the boys as well). To get the basic idea/supplies for making and preparing the barrettes Purl Bee has a very pretty rose pattern. I used her basic barrette bottom pattern and made simple rosettes to adhere to the top. To change it up some I embellished some of them with decorative buttons. If you are not a crafter you can purchase barrettes from the store...same idea.

I clipped them unto this Valentine card I made. Get it? :) All you need is heavy card stock, a printer and an xacto. On the downloaded version I included a line for where the barrette should go. Cut there for the barrette to clip to.

Download here

Once they are all made up Maddie and I will put them into a little cello bag along with a few sweet treats.

Have a great weekend! Oh, and I just have to say it...GO PACK GO!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cute Packaging

As if we need fun cups and bowls to eat ice cream, right? I think I'd eat a whole gallon in one sitting if I had to look at this adorable design packaging.

source: Lovely Package

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love is in the air

Hi all...A few Valentine's Day designs have been added to my Etsy shop. Remember, that these can be customized to be a non photo card. Colors and text can also be changed. If you have a design in mind but, can't seem to find the right one I also love to help with custom designs. Just ask.

I'm scheming for ideas for my kids Valentine's. I have a start of my daughter's, well for the girls in her class. Below is a hint. I'll share more of this on Friday. Stay tuned...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stylish Planning

If you haven't boughten a new calendar or planner yet for 2011 you really don't have to look much further than Etsy. A ton of unique ones...Wall, desk and purse sized.

Love...Love this one. just where or where could it go.

Chalkboard decal calendar by Simple Shapes

Redstar Ink

Letter C Design

Monday, January 10, 2011

A New Year a New Look and a BIG THANKS

So, this weekend while re listing a few items in my shop I was not liking the way my shop was looking. Sort of mixed matched. Because I try to bring variety to my designs and not all of the items have similar color schemes it was looking "blah". I decided to change it up a bit. I added a simple background to my designs and by doing this I love the more uniformed look. Different colors in each design but, they still look uniformed don't you think? Also, I changed the colors in the logo. Flows much better!

I also wanted to do a shout out to ALL of my WONDERFUL customers. You really made it a great 2010. Also, thank you to all that read my little blog. It really means a lot. I'm happy that I could help you out with any designs or tips - even if it's just a teeny bit. THANK YOU!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2011

Whew, I can't tell you on how much I enjoyed our Christmas vacation. I thought I'd be ready for the kids to be off to school and onward to our normal routine. But, serioulsy it was one of the best Christmas breaks ever. I enjoyed every minute of it!

We brought in the New Year by getting away to my in-laws cabin that is tucked away in acres of beautiful wooded scenery. We had two days of perfect play'n in the snow weather. We were joined by some great friends for the rest of our visit and it was a wonderful way to start off the new year.