Tuesday, October 27, 2009

WOW! Has it really been that long since my last post?

I can't believe it. The whole month is almost gone.

I wanted to let you all know about some new Martha products at Michaels.

While working, the other day, I saw empty shelves over in the Martha Steward isle. I found myself wandering past several times, in anticipation of what might be going on them. But, time after time all I saw were empty shelves.

My last pass, before clocking out, there it was. Rows and rows of fabulous little glass jars filled with delicious colors. Each one was more alluring than the next. Names like daffodil, fennel, robins egg, swan and chestnut. I had to find out what was in these wonderful little bottles.

To my surprise, it was flocking, glass micro beads, glitter and tinsel glitter. Immediately, ideas started dancing in my head of what I could make with them.

The hardest part was choosing what would come home with me. I decided to try the flocking first. I ended up with four bottles in the colors fennel, robins egg, swan and chestnut.

I have been playing with it but have not make any complete project to show yet. I promise to get something pretty up soon!

Thank you for listening to me today as I rambled on. I hope you have a wonderful day! XO, Mimi

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wall Words from the Cricut!

I have been so into my Cricut lately.
This amazing machine can do so much.
I have only just begun to learn all of it's capabilities.

Today, I made this vinyl verse for on the wall of the studio.
This is so me. Too much of a good thing is wonderful! by Mae West

Thanks for looking. XO, Mimi

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Scrapped!

Actually, I scrapped these pages last month at H2U but I never finished them until this week.

The first one is Maggie using the Cricut to make pictures.
She really is a little pro.
I have even taken her with me to help with demos at
Michaels so the women can see that even an 8 year old can do it.
She is so funny when she answers the questions that the customers ask.
You can tell they are so surprised at how well she knows the machine.

The next page is a funny one of Maggie making breakfast in her roller blades.
I just noticed, when doing the page, that she had pulled all of the charms,
from the Lucky Charms, out of the cereal and ate them separately. Too funny!

Have a great day! XO, Mimi

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's Brewin'?

I have been playing with my Cricut and Design Studio alot lately. I am so inspired by the things that I see being made with the From My Kitchen cartridge that I had to give it a try.

This is a card I made with the coffee pot from "From my Kitchen" and the words are from "Hello Kitty Font". I love how it turned out.

There are so many cute pictures on this cartridge.

Thanks for looking! XO, Mimi

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Birthday Gifts

Man, am I spoiled, or what!? I have some of the best friends in the whole world.
My friend Milissa made me this beautiful card to go along with the new Vintage Labels stamp set from Papertrey Ink. As if that were not enough, her and her husband took Rick and I out to Carrabba's for dinner and then we went to a comedy show. It was such an awesome night!
Remember that I told you that my friend Cecilia was taking me out to play on Friday? Well she surprised me with a Gift Certificate for Strawberry Fields too! We had soooo much fun!!
On top of all that, I got lots and lots of calls and messages from loved ones to wish me a Happy Day.

I really am blesses to have such wonderful friends and family in my life.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Love my Mummy!

Really, I do love my Mummy and my Mommy.
Lookie at what my Mom gave me for my birthday.
It's a breadbox that I have been eying in her garage for a while now. Yay! Also, the small paper with the Paper Rose Studio is a proof of the sign she is having made for me. I love it! Last but not least, her artwork on a card. She is becoming quite the paper crafter.

The other card is my Mummy. Isn't it so cute!? I got that little cutie from the dollar bin. Had to have him. I heat embossed him and cut him out 3 times and popped up. The dimension is hard to see in the photo but it is awesome IRL. You'll just have to trust me.

Have a happy Monday! XO, Mimi

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I LOVE Birthdays! I cannot see myself being one of those people who hide their birthday or age from people.
I love having a special day that people take the time to recognize the importance of my existence.
Anyway, I am 44 today. But, I would say that I am mentally 36. That's about the time I stopped aging in my mind.
Besides being recognized, if you are lucky, and I am, you will get cards and gifts too!
The booty is already rolling in. Just Wednesday, I received a beautiful card from my friend Bernice along with a really neat jar cookie mix called "spookies". I love the Halloween colors of m&ms in the mix. Thanks Bernice!
I also got this cute card from one of my dear friends, Pat. I hope that I am as young as she is when I get to be her age. Love you Pat!
And from me, oops, I mean Rick, I got this awesome coffee maker and a sweet variety of coffee, cocoa and tea. Thank you babe. I love you!
Well, this is only the beginning of my special day and I am looking forward to a fun play day with my friend Cecilia.
We are going to Ft. Meyers to check out the local scrap and stamp stores.
Well, I had better go get dressed. I will fill you in tomorrow with what else happens for me today.
Thanks for stoppin' by! XOXO

P.S. for those of you who do not celebrate birthdays, I am sorry...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm Back from Texas!

Sorry I have not posted since coming home from Texas. I have been super busy and also dealing with a sinus infection of sorts.
Enough whining.
I had the most amazing visit to Texas. I spent so much time with my baby nieces and nephew that I am going through withdraw.
I also got to help my sister with some crafty projects that she needed done. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of them. But I DID take pictures of the babies! Duh!
While at my brother's, I got to spend a lot of time with my sister-in-law. That was super great since I had only met her one time before and really didn't know her. I am happy to say that I do now.
My brother and sister and their spouses are awesome and I am so proud of what wonderful adults and parents they have become.
I can hardly wait to see them again!
Well, here are a few photos of the angels. That's me with Olivia, me with the twins and me with my brother, sister and Olivia. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Oh, by the way, my baby niece, Olivia, is in some sort of casting call for Baby Gap. If you have the time to register and vote for her, I would be so thankful. The link is HERE. You can vote once daily and after you register, you just sign in to vote. Thanks again for you time!
XO, Mimi