Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hi friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have officially stuffed myself! All of our family lives here in town so we had two Thanksgiving dinners!

I had the craft fair at the bank a few weeks ago and it didn't go well. There were a lot of people there looking everything over but no one really in the mood to buy anything. So I didn't do near as well as last year. But at least I didn't have to pay any booth rent so I wasn't out anything for that. So guess what some people will be getting for Christmas? crafty goods!

It has been pretty busy at work these days. We had a birthday party for this gal in my office, she just turned 40 and you know I couldn't miss the opportunity to wish her well on her milestone birthday right? But we weren't too mean to her. We sort of did a princess theme. We hung all sorts of 40's all over her office (some from the ceiling) and our main color theme was pink and black. Here is a picture of us (she is wearing the black boa) we thought we should all wear black in honor of her special day and of coarse boa's! We also got her this fun little light up crown that was furry and said 29 forever! We had confetti all over the office...I am sure the cleaning crew just loved our department that night! Her mom sent me a cute little school picture of her when she was about 6 years old and I enlarged it to 15x17. We made about 8 copies and put them up all over the office! So much fun! Needless to say she was a good sport and loved it!

I will have some projects to post soon. I am trying to clean up my scrapbook room after all of the craft fair stuff. You just get on a roll when you know you are working towards a deadline. Sheesh...I have paper scraps and glue everywhere! Thanks for stoppin' in!

Hugs! Toni

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Clothes Pins

Hi friends! Here are some fun little clothes pins I altered this week. I purchased these at Hobby Lobby. All of the paper for this project was scraps! YES! I love being able to say that! Anyway they don't take too long to make and they turn out so cute. I plan on selling them for about $5. Thanks for checkin' in on me.

In case you are interested I am now half way through season 6 of Gilmore Girls. Good show. Funny how when you watch a show you really get into it and all of a sudden you are thinking about it like the characters in the show are friends of yours. Like right now, in Gilmore Girls I totally don't want Lorelai to marry Luke because I think he is so wrong for her and besides that they don't communicate at all. Sorry...that was a little side note...if you watched this show you could call me and we could dish about it! I went to lunch with a couple of friends this week and asked if they had ever gotten into a show like this...seriously they answered yes and totally cracked up! Good to know I am not warped!
Anyway...hope you are having a great weekend!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Crazy for Clipboards

I just love clipboards! They are such a fun way to display photos. I made one a while back that was 12x12 and I just love it. I don't know how well it would go over at the craft fair this year though because of the economy and folks being laid off I thought if I stuck with cheaper items it might be better. So I found these 9x9 clipboards from Stampin Up for around $8. All of the paper on these boards were scraps left over from other projects! Go Toni...Go Toni!! Sorry...had to do the happy dance there. The cardstock in the center of each board is 5x7. I used photo corners so that one could easily switch out the photo. Add a few little embellishments and BAM! beautiful!
Well thanks for stoppin' in today! Hugs...Toni

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fiskars Adhesive Dots

Introducing Toni's product reviews. I think we should tell each other when we purchase a new product and if it is a good purchase or not. So here we go! I was shopping at Walmart the other day and thought I would browse through their scrapbooking section. I found some gluedots by Fiskars brand. I have used their double sided square adhesive tabs and have been happy with them so I thought I would give their glue dots a try. I am very disappointed with this product. They are so super sticky that they don't want to come off of the roll. They ended up tearing some of my flowers and chipboard items. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best) I give this product a 1!

Well thanks for tuning in tonight. I have been working away on stuff for the craft is a week from this Thursday. I am not stressing myself out about it like I usually do though. What I get done I get done. I have a really bad habit of over buying...anyone else have this problem? Well this year, since I don't work at SBG anymore I haven't been tempted to "over buy". I looked around my scrapbook room and found a lot of things that I had purchased in the past for craft fairs and didn't get around to making. So I have been a very good girl. It is a good feeling to use up some of this stuff too.

Hope you all have had a great weekend! Talk to you soon!