Monday, April 07, 2008

Milwaukee Regionals

Milwaukee Regionals are in less than 2 weeks! I leave for Long Beach this Thursday so that doesn't leave me much time to make swaps!!

Here are 2 that I have worked on so far

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Shout Out to SheetLoad

Check out this new blog called Sheetload of Cards
The April 2008 issue of SheetLoad of Cards features products from Stampin' Up! and their very first Guest Sample Artist, Kurtis Amundson a.k.a. Stampin Kub!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Mini Boden

I recently discovered the most adorable children's clothing catalog - actually in came in my mailbox a week ago. It's called Mini Boden

and they are located in the UK. I received 10% off my order and FREE shipping for my first order. I am visiting my lil' cousins in Long Beach in less than a week and they both will have celebrated their birthdays by the time I arrive. One dress (the strawberry dress above) is on back order - so cute!!!

Some may remember the 80 birth announcements I made for Ben last March

well he turned 1 on March 19th! He is loving his melon ;)

His big sis Kate (also my godchild ;) turns 4 on Monday (April 7th).

Happy Spring! I love to send them goodie boxes and here is a little headband I sent Kate recently.

Here is the V-Day one I Sent her back in February.

Owls are the new Trend!

I knew Owls were the new trend after seeing the Sassafras Lass Owls and more and more cards with owls... and now SU has jumped on the band wagon - Look at what was in this amazing bag on the Bermuda Stampin’ Up! Cruise!

Owl Together Now

Thursday, April 03, 2008

My Cousin Margel's Trip to Chi-Town

So I am finally posting my pixs from my cousin's trip which was like a month ago lol - I am about to leave for Long Beach so I will need to get moving on those pixs a bit sooner. Anyways, she had been here for my wedding 6 years ago and hadn't remembered much of her time so we planned a fantastic time for her current visit.

She arrived Thursday night and hung out at my office for most of the afternoon after my mom lost of her keys in our parking garage - senior moment lol.

We had a late dinner at DeCero's - a great little Mexican restaurant on the west side of the Loop.

Friday morning, we heading out to Lincoln Park and did a bit of shopping (lol okay we did A LOT of retail therapy) on Armitage Street.

I thought this store's name was so funny! Stinky Pants lol

Then we had lunch at Minnie's on Halsted.

Then we raced back downtown to meet my mom for a trolley tour of the city for a of couple hours.

We saw some great sites of our fine city ;)

Then we met my Dad for dinner at Joe's dillylish!

Saturday am, we toured around Millennium Park...

and then we headed to Macy's

for some more retail therapy.

Margel was heading to Costa Rica the following week with her other cousin - the joy of having 3 weeks off from school! So she needed some new bathing suits.

We had lunch in the Walnut Room.

Then we headed off to see Wicked

which she really enjoyed.

Then we met my Dad for another fantastic dinner at Bandera's.

Then we took a carriage ride around the city

and had some hot chocolate at Ghirardelli’s.

On Sunday morning we had brunch at Aria's in the Fairmont Hotel.

We headed out to Naperville to enjoy some R&R at the P's house. We gave her a tour of downtown Naperville, my HS, etc. We had some great laughs and I think a great time was had by all!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mish Mash of Stamp Camp Pictures

I had a Stamp Camp on Saturday am and then one Tuesday night.

Sampling of cards

Stamper's cards and the cute carrot jelly bean favor.

The four cards we created - FAST!

Project 1
I cased this from Dawn

Project 2

Project 3

Project 4
Hilary came up with this version of the baby card - so cute!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008