Monday, September 22, 2008

Tagged ....

I have been tagged by Bridgett so here goes:

The rules:

1.) Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2.) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3.) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4.) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

The facts:

1.) I am the oldest of four kids
2.) I have a puppy named Rocky -- my third child
3.) I have lived in 5 different states and have moved 12 times in my life
4.) I have my own Virtual Assistant business and an Etsy Store
5.) I have not been crafting in almost a week! Ugh!
6.) My aunt made me a sock monkey when I was 6 months old and I still have it!
7.) My pride and joy is my husband, and our two children

I think everyone I know has been tagged so I am going to skip that part of it :) This was fun, though! Be sure to check out Bridgett's blog.

Instead of tagging someone else, why don't you leave me a comment and share a fun fact about you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I really have been crafting ....

Here are some things I have been working on:

An altered composition notebook using some of my new TAC stamps. I am going to have a few of these at a craft show I plan to do in October. I also made a matching beaded pen. I did these while I was on vacation and the pen is currently MIA, which is why its not shown. Hopefully I can find it!

I purchased some plain albums with the thought of embellishing them. I was so nervous, though, that it took some time for me to use them. They have been in my basement for months! I finally got brave and did a couple. The baby girl one was fun to do because I got to dig around and use some embellishments and paper that I was saving for God knows what ... I guess this :) Now, if I just knew someone having a girl soon. I think this will make its way to Etsy or the craft show, too.

On this linen album I wanted to try rub ons. I had read on SCS that they would work but, again, I was a little nervous. I think it turned out so cute. I am really pleased. I stamped the word FAMILY in stazon ink and it isn't as crisp an image as the rub ons, but I don't think it takes anything away from the album at all. I got these rub ons at an SU! garage sale so you may see more of these in the future.

And these cute little suckers I am SO EXCITED about :) They are coasters covered in last year's Halloween Designer Series paper, and embellished with binder clips to hold the pictures and stand the coaster up. Viola' the most adorable frame. I am in the process of making some of these for Christmas, too. The pictures is one of my favorites of Teagan right before he turned one. Does he not make the cutest monkey with a binkie you ever saw?? I am also using this as my entry into Shelli's SoShelli Creative Contest for October where her challenge was to create something for Halloween.
I hope to get some more stuff done soon. I have been trying to get caught up on cleaning and straightening after vacation so the basement has not been used much. I am itching to be creative, though, so maybe tomorrow.

Thanks for looking! G'night!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Back from Vacation

Hello :) We got back from Gulf Shores, AL last night. I woke up this morning in my own bed in St. Louis and it has been raining and windy -- thanks to Ike. I am not complaining though, because, although, we were on the Gulf shore we got very little impact from Ike this past week. We had two days of very high surf (very cool and humbling to see) and two short but heavy rain showers. Otherwise, our vacation was wonderful. I did take my crafting stuff with me but its still packed. I will take pictures to post tonight.

Hope everyone survived Ike as well as we did. My prayers go out to the Houston and Galvaston residents who have been displaced. I hope you can return home soon.