Classes & more . . .

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Photo of the day

I know what you're thinking . . . same photo as yesterday. 

True enough, but now it's finished. 

Store Sample using Basic Grey "Life of the Party".

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Photo of the day

Today's photo is a peek at a layout I'm working on . . .

There is so much new product @ For Keeps Sake and there are samples to make by golly! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Photo of the day

Last Saturday {before the crazy snow} we stopped at an Estate Sale in our area.  Not too much interesting really until I spotted this box {I have a serious thing for boxes}.

This one is so cool . . . 

From what I have gathered, this is a Dennison's Handy Box No 61 probably from the 1920's but I don't really know for sure.  Most of the little boxes still have their contents including gummed labels, string, paper clips etc.
This is an advertisement from a Business Magazine. 

It really is a Handy Box!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Photo of the day

2 layouts created for store samples @ FKS

Both layouts are using the Crate Paper Toy Box.  

Such cute papers and embellishments I may get my boys childhood pages done yet!

Photo of the day . . .

Preserving the Past for May
 Wednesday, May 11 @ 6PM
Beauty.  This month's 2 page layout features gorgeous papers from K&Company.  Limited to 12 people. Call FKS {314-487-8131} to make your reservation. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Photo of the day

Went for a lovely Spring walk this morning . . . 

The sun was shining.

The trees were blossoming.

Well, at least it's not snowing . . . for now!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo of the day

Surreal . . .

This is getting ridiculous.  Green grass.  Bradford Pears in full bloom.  Snow?  AAAAAAnd another 2-4 inches tonight?  Wake me up when the REAL Spring arrives!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photo of the day

It's all about kitty.  He has a facination with water, particularly running water.  He follows me into the bathroom and demands that I turn on the faucet.

He likes a glass of water from time to time too.

Crazy kitty.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Photo of the day

Today was a great day to be a dog!

and a great day for me to be home to open the door for him about a million times

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Photo of the day

Technically . . . I shot these on Friday but I didn't get a chance to look at them yet.  We had a touch of the Spring Fever and decided to take a short drive down to "the Cape".

The levy wall is long mural depicting scenes from history, Lewis & Clark, Trail of Tears etc.  It's really pretty cool.  Not sure where Cape Girardeau is?  Here's a map.

We had lunch, explored a few antique stores in the little downtown.  I had Coke with lunch but I'm not sure if I had the 3 cent plain or the 5 cent.

We took the long way home and stopped at an overlook.  Want to know where?  Sure you do, here's a map.
When traveling with a map guy you always take a picture of the maps.  And the food.

Plus if you are married to a geology/map guy you must seek out all geologic features.  This one was pretty cool.  Not all of them are trust me on this.

Now if you are travelling with me . . . you have to make a U - Turn if you see something cool on the side of the road.  Check out this little shed/garage.  It's decorated with bottlecaps.  Neat.

It was a fun little trip outside the city limits.  See you tomorrow.

Photo of the day, a day late.

Forgot about posting yesterday.  sleep deprived lately and sinus headache. yuck.

Anyway, I was excited to share this little gem from my friend Judy C.  These "Toilet Paper Roll" minis have been going around the internet for awhile but I had never seen one in person until Judy brought in this one.

She made a beautiful little mini book with a Zutter Coil Binding.  I love this!  It's perfect and I want to make one!  I'm not sure where Judy found her inspiration for her project but I googled and found this great tutorial:
Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album.

Thanks Judy for sharing!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photo of the day . . . .

Okay, so today, I meant to take pictures in my Collection of Memories Class, geez I completely forgot so my photo of the day:

I had a great bunch of ladies today and this is their class kit.  We made a Vintage style book using a Seven Gypsies Tag Envelope Book & Basic Grey Curio Papers. 

We had a great time and I am so sorry I didn't get a photo of everyone.  Thanks girls!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photo of the day {sort of}

When soldier son came home in January for his R&R from overseas, the guys kept his "homecoming" a secret from Mom.  I had no clue at all until he showed up @ the door.  Tom filmed the entire thing from behind me today was the first time I watched the little video.

Photo of the day 3/18

From this on Monday:

 To this on Friday:

Hello Spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photo of the day

Gotta love the new Crate Paper Toy Box Collection!
It's perfect since I'm on a mission to scrapbook my boys childhood photos 

{yes I know Adam is almost 30},

I scooped up a few pieces of Toy Box to create this sample for FKS.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Photo of the day

Look what my friend Bonnie gave me the other day. 

Bonnie is a long time crafter and in addition to her scrappy,  papercrafting skills she is a very talented painter.  She made these adorable little bunny ornaments for Easter.  Of course these darling bunny faces do not begin to show off her art work but I just wanted to share. 

Bonnie also makes these clever Zipper Flower Embellishments too.  I haven't decided just what I'm going to attach this to yet but it is very cool isn't it?  I'm so glad I get to hang out with such cool and talented people~

Bonnie & Mary June
2 talented ladies

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Photo of the day

A gift from someone that understands what it's like to say "see you later" . . .
The photo was @ the airport before back going overseas.
The gorgeous altered star book was created by
my friend a {marine mom} and is just so special.
Thanks Nanc, it means a lot. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo of the day

Whew!  Busy day for a day off . . . took Garage Sale stuff to For Keeps Sake, gave the dog a bath & trim, took a walk, bought a new crock pot, fixed quesadillas & guacamole for supper, started this layout:

I'll finish it tomorrow, nite-nite.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Photo of the day

If you know me . . . 

you know how I feel about my coffee.  

Tom sent me this good news yesterday:

5 health reasons to not quit coffee

1. It protects your heart: Moderate coffee drinkers (1 to 3 cups/day) have lower rates of stroke than noncoffee drinkers, an effect linked to coffee’s antioxidants. Coffee has more antioxidants per serving than blueberries, making it the biggest source of antioxidants in American diets. All those antioxidants may help suppress the damaging effect of inflammation on arteries. Immediately after drinking it, coffee raises your blood pressure and heart rate, but over the long term, it actually may lower blood pressure as coffee’s antioxidants activate nitric oxide, widening blood vessels.

2. It diverts diabetes: Those antioxidants (chlorogenic acid and quinides, specifically) play another role: boosting your cells’ sensitivity to insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. In fact, people who drink 4 or more cups of coffee each day may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to some studies. Other studies have shown that caffeine can blunt the insulin-sensitivity boost, so if you do drink several cups a day, try mixing in decaf occasionally.

3. Your liver loves it: OK, so the research here is limited, but it looks like the more coffee people drink, the lower their incidence of cirrhosis and other liver diseases. One analysis of nine studies found that every 2-cup increase in daily coffee intake reduced liver cancer risk by 43 percent. Again, it’s those antioxidants—chlorogenic and caffeic acids—and caffeine that might prevent liver inflammation and inhibit cancer cells.
4. It boosts your brain power: Drinking between 1 and 5 cups a day (admittedly a big range) may help reduce risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as Parkinson’s disease, studies suggest. Those antioxidants may ward off brain cell damage and help the neurotransmitters involved in cognitive function to work better.

5. It helps your headaches: And not just the withdrawal headaches caused by skipping your daily dose of caffeine! Studies show that 200 milligrams of caffeine—about the amount in 16 ounces of brewed coffee—provides relief from headaches, including migraines. Exactly how caffeine relieves headaches isn’t clear. But scientists do know that caffeine boosts the activity of brain cells, causing surrounding blood vessels to constrict. One theory is that this constriction helps to relieve the pressure that causes the pain, says Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of the Headache Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical School.

But if you like coffee and you can tolerate it well, enjoy it...without the guilt.


I'm Happy!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Photo of the day

Great class tonight with my Preserving the Past girls!  Thanks to everyone that attended, we had a great time and lots of laughs too.  It was a cold miserable day today, I mostly stayed inside though I did run out to pick up a new tablecloth to bring some sunshine into my kitchen today.

Love the chickens . . .

Monday, March 07, 2011

Photo of the day for 3/7/2011

New Class for APRIL

Baby Memories

Thursday, April 21 @ 6PM
2 Page Baby Themed Layout using darling papers from Fancy Pants. 

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Photo of the day

It's that time of the month again . . . another RAK going postal this week for my P.A.W.'s gals. . . just a peek so I don't spoil the surprise!

There you go.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Photo of the day

Almost finished  .  .  .

New Baby Memories Class for April.

My class next week.

PRESERVING THE Past for March:
One space available for this one.
This is a 2 page layout for my Heritage Class {Preserving the Past}.  This layout features great papers from Making Memories.  Lots of layers and patterns in this one!  Call For Keeps Sake to reserve a space in this class @ 314-487-8131.

Wednesday, March 9 @ 6PM
Only $18

Friday, March 04, 2011

Today's Photo


At our house the Man Room doesn't have a TV or a bar.

The Man Room at our house has ginourmous speakers,

1000s of CDS, 

electric guitars, amps, and a dozen or so other instruments.  
They are impossible to clean around . . . They are on the walls,

on the floor and even in another room.
Some of these things I've never even heard of.  

Like a bouzouki.

Needless to say we never have a shortage of music around here.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Photo of the day

March 2, 2011

Beautiful sunshiney day . . . 

still chilly but look what I found . . .

It's a sure sign of life in my flower bed!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Photo of the day for 3/1

Love-love-love that February is over.  
Today is March 1, it just sounds better doesn't it?  
Today's photo is the 1st of my un-finished projects 
that I wanted to complete this week.  
A gift for someone special, 
not sure if she reads my blog everyday 
or not but if she does, 
this 7 Gypsies Printer's Tray 
is going postal this week!

More tomorrow . . . I hope . . . unless I have Spring fever or something.