Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here you go!

This is what I have been doing for Christmas. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed making it. The first is picture frame converted into a sign. I did one for both my younger bro and my sis-in-law. The next image are the "I spy bags" I made for the two younger nephews and a niece.

The next two pics are of the pillowcases I made for the little ones (I used fabric of the characters they are in to), and the altered wood letters of my two nieces- one is 9 and the other is 6.

This last image shows the ribbon hangers for those cute flower clips all the girls have. These were also for the two older nieces. I did them in their respective favorite colors.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Coming Soon

These next couple of days I will be doing my Holiday Treat baking for neighbor gifts and working on Christmas Gifts for family. I will be posting some of my efforts so stay tuned......

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Going out of business.......

After 5 years, Modbe Clothing is closing their doors for good. Go to to take advantage of their liquidation prices. Some items are as low as $4!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Don't Forget.....


Come see what your favorite companies are offering, and get some shopping done before the rush of the season. We have a great line up so far:
Modbe Clothing
Gerbera Daisy Hair Clips
Usborne Books
Vintage Hem
Baby Items
Handmade Home Decor and Gifts
And many more!

Saturday November 7th 9am-3pm
7991 Big Sycamore Dr (7150 W) W. Jordan

For Info call me @ 801-301-3289

Monday, October 26, 2009

Good News!!!

I was incredibly fortunate to have participated in the Pumpkin Festival over at Farnsworth Farms in Sandy on Saturday. Despite the cold and sometimes rainy weather, there was a decent turn-out. I am looking forward to today's numbers. Anyway, while I was there (as a vendor), I was talking to Shauna (the woman in charge) and while she was buying some stuff from me, she invited me to do some consignment at there cute store on the farm.

That's not all!! Just two days prior to that, I received confirmation that I have been selected to join the Quilted Bear team through their online store. So, look for more of me (I know, scary) both in person and online. I will update you as I get more info!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

busy, busy, busy

As you can tell by the title, I have been busy these past couple of weeks. First off, I am on the Relief Society committee and I have been put in charge of the Craft Group. Just to let you know, the Relief Society is the woman's organization in my church. I have been working on the craft for the end of October. There has been a request for home decor and Christmas items. So, I combined them. I also added some Thanksgiving in there for good measure. I couldn't narrow it down, so I am offering 6 different designs. I revealed them the last Sunday of September and they are already a big hit. Several women have signed up to make them.

Then, the following week, I was part of a boutique in Farmington. The home was full of products from amazingly creative women. Some of my favorites included:
Emmie Cakes
Cutsie Cakes
Flutterby Designs
Vintage Fern or here
Individual Rivalry
Nadia's Place
It's The Little Things or here
Button Boutique
It looks like I listed everyone that was there, but that was maybe HALF of the amazing women who took part in this boutique.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Amazing Talent

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of being part of a Talent Night that our Relief Society's Enrichment committee did for our quarterly activity. It was a night to celebrate every woman's talents-no matter how small they believe their talent to be. We asked the women to bring items to "show-off" on display tables. We had everything from artwork to digital scrapbooks. We also did a talent show for those who wanted to "perform" their talent. We had two women play piano, three danced, one did a poetry reading, one showed how to decorate a cake using fondant, one showed a quick and super-cute up do and one showed how to accessorize their wardrobe to create a whole new look. I am so amazed by the incredibly talented and beautiful women that were in attendance that night. I am passionate about those who find, develop and share their talents. The theme was that not everyone can be a star. There was only one Beethoven, Monet and Pavarotti. Some women's talents are being the supporting act. And, you never know when your seemingly insignificant talents will help someone else out. I would like to share some of that talent with you now.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My favorite layouts

I was looking through my photo albums and I have picked a few layouts that are my favorite. Every time I see them, I have to stop and admire them. They each have a different reason as to why they are my favorites. It could be the story, the pictures, the technique, color or subject matter. I hope you enjoy these layouts, as I have, while I share them with you.

I would like to start with the story. (sorry about the bad pictures- I am not a photographer and don't claim to be.)

This first one is about my brother. I had made this about five years after he had passed away. I actually sent in into a magazine for a contest. I didn't win anything, but I am glad that I made this.

This layout was done after an activity that I was part of due to my brother passing away. TCF (known as the compassionate friends) is a group of people who have lost loved ones due to death. In 2001, the annual conference was held at the Grand America Hotel in SLC and I was able to be a part of it. This particular event, was a picnic where we let balloons go after writing a note to our loved ones and tied them to the balloon.

This last one is pretty funny. Twice a year, my mom and I go to the Original Scrapbook USA Expo at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. This particular time, Jason (the DJ, host, mic guy) posed a question to the attendees. He asked them how far they would go for several hundred dollars worth of Cropper Hopper product. Dozens of women ran to the stage, until the hair clippers came out. Then, all but two backed off. I had the chore of shaving one of the ladies heads whom I later found out is a good friend of one of my neighbors.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Finding Inspiration @ the Library

Once a week I take my son to the Library. While he was picking out his weekly movie (or three), I started browsing the picture books section. I was looking for something to read to him at night before going to bed. I found three books that has inspired me.

This is a cute story about a father and daughter trading places for the day. "If you were me and I were you," Daisy said, "I'd read you a story about three bears. Then I'd say goodnight and go downstairs!" This would be fun to ask your child what he/she would do if you traded places. Then ask them what you would do during that time.

This would be fun fun way to document the first day of school for your child. "At first I was so busy, I forgot about missing you for awhile. We all sat down and told each other our names." When your child gets home for the first day, have a few questions written down to ask them. Then, have them ask you a few questions about your day.

This would be a great layout to share your feelings when you found out you were pregnant, or each stage of the pregnancy. "When you were no bigger than my palm, the black-capped chickadee collected twigs and tufts of grass and even bits of string to build its nest." Even after 30+ years, I love to hear the story of the day I was born.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I love to create

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to create. I owe this to my mom. I don't ever remember a family trip (only camping) when she didn't take her sewing machine. It has even gone to Tennessee! She was always working on some type of project. Whether it be sewing, plastic canvas, or crosstich. It wasn't until just a few years ago that I was able to repay the favor and teach her how to create scrapbook pages and other paper crafting items. Now we are both on the search for new and creative ideas to show each other. So, thank you mom for instilling this love for creating. Enjoy a few pictures of things that I have made recently.

Pic #1: a fun garbage can I made for my scrap room. Pic #2: a card and matching gift bag for my niece's Dora/Snow Fairy themed birthday party. Pic #3: a company sign for my car. Pic #4: sampling of cards I came up with for our Enrichment Craft group. Pic #5: A framed poem I made for a Super Saturday project. Pic #6: A countdown for my son so he doesn't wake up every morning asking if he can go on the bus today. Pic #7: a goodbye/thank you for my hubby's previous job. He requested that I make them very simple-I did his version of simple, not mine ;}