Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of December...

Well today starts my "25 Days of December"... This is like my third year trying to do this and I really think that third time is the charm.

I have check out several blogs and have ideas of different things I want to add to my pages. I have pick the book and most of the paper I am going to used... so I must say I think I am well on the way.

I am not going to lie and say that "EACH" day I am going to post. I think that whats always got me off track before. But for sure I will post once or twice a week and I will have 25 pictures...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On your Mark, Get Set... Shop

How many people are doing Black Friday shopping? I really don't ... (a shopaholic doesn't wait until Black Friday, but will participate, LOL). Last year I did go to Joann to get the Yudu (only used it once, still have it in the box).

Whats on your shopping list? What stores do you plan to hit??? What is that great sale item that you must get...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Crafter or Collector

Hello Crafters or should I say Collectors? Its 10:30pm and I am in my craft room doing 20% of work and 80% of a lot of nothing... checking other blogs, cleaning (well a good attempt at it), listening to music (Pandora is great) a little wine drinking and cheese eating.

But as I look around I see a LOT of inventory... I think I went to the craft stores at least four times this WEEK... and at least three different stores. I do use the product I buy, but sometimes I feel like I am a collector... some of the stuff is just too pretty to use. LOL Do you ever feel like this?

Are you a crafter or a collector? Crafters my question to you is... what is your favorite product? How often do you use it? Collectors, what is your favorite product to collect and why?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

One of my NEW toys

Here are some pics of my NEW TOY...

Well I actually had this for a while now, but am just getting around to posting pics. I have played with it for about a month and am still impressed.

Sorry that the quality of the pics are not so good. I will be taking pictures of another toy I have so I hope to get better with the pictures.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

25 Days of December with Ali Edwards

For the past two years I have said I was going to do Ali Edwards' 25 Days of December. Well I have all my product and I am ready... I have also posted her link on the right. Let me know if you're also joining Ali.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cricut Cartridges at Kroger (Grocery Store in GA)

I was doing a little grocery shopping on Friday and there they were... Cricut cartridge... at Kroger the grocery store. I didn't have time to really see exactly what kind, but I just amazed.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Postponement of Grand Debut of Design Plus Me, October 1 & 2

I am so thankful for all the support I have received for the opening of Design Plus Me. Its great to see family and friends have my back. I am postponing the opening scheduled for October 1 & 2. Please continue to check updates and details. Again thanks for the love. You're great.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

If you're in Georgia, please come out and celebrate with me...

I have said so many times on different occasions that I have butterflies in my stomach... well I really do. I am so excited and nervous about the debut of "Design Plus Me Scrapbook Boutique". 498 Flat Shoals Ave SE Atlanta GA 30316 I have talked / dreamed about this day for so long and now I am so nervous. The butterflies are flying full blast in my stomach.

I have envision how I always wanted the space to looked and now its time to make it a reality.
If you're in Georgia please come out and celebrate with me. I am having the grand debut on October 1 & 2 from 12:30 - 7:30 each day. I will have lots of give aways and treats.

Also check right side of blog for October event calendar. Call me (678-632-5756) or email me for any questions or to sign up for classes.

We also offer private craft parties. Perfect for wedding party to craft wedding favors.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Making a Dream a Reality

Some of you know that I have dreamed of opening a Scrapbook store. Well the dream is now a reality. (I am doing the happy dance). I am so excited.

Grand Debut is October 1 & 2
The Boutique is located at
498 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta GA 30316

I can now offer classes every weekend dedicated to specific needs. I will still have "BYOS" - bring your own stash twice a month, but now I am able to offer other classes.
I have October calendar completed with classes such as
Thinking of Scrapping, Embossing with Powders and Die Cuts, Glimmer Mist Class, Tool Technique, Mini Album and Crazy for Chipboard.
For the BYOS class you are responsible for bringing your stash
all the other classes product are included.

I will also have craft supplies for sale.

Please check calendar at right for class dates and time.

You can also book your personal private craft event. (Craft Party, Wedding Favor Party)

The Boutique is located at
498 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta GA 30316

Grand Debut is October 1 & 2

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to School

Devin started to school on August 2... The summer really flew by. He is a big 8th grader now. I remember him starting preK and now he is almost in high school.
Every year (since PreK) we have taken pictures on the first day of school and the last day. I like to see how much the kids have changed through the school year. Every year Devin acts like he can't remember to do this... he moves so slow and refuses to smile.
Well this year I told him that as long as I live and can hold a camera I will be taking pictures of him and his sister... He has high school, prom, graduation, college, holidays... and lets not even start with the adult life...HA Yeah, he better get with the program.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Two of the cards I designed today...

This card is for a co-worker and great customer that will start a new job on Monday. I wanted to mail this to her instead of giving it to her at work. I thought it would be great to get some happiness in the mail your first week at a new job...

Here another card I designed today. Wanted something kind of manly...

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the cards.

Love & Belief

Did I MISS A Whole Month of Blogging???

Well first let me say that I will TRY never to do that again. Shame on me. Bad blogger.

But I did have a great June. The hubby and I celebrated 14 years of marriage with a trip to Chicago. We did the Taste of Chicago, had dinner with his cousin, did a tour of Chicago and of course had the deep dish pizza and sausage dog. Oh yes of course you know I hit a scrapbook store, Windy City Scrabooking. Great store.

My aunts came to visit for four days and we went shopping, shopping and then did some more shopping.

Me and my BFF went to Savannah for the weekend. We had a blast. We ate so much seafood... had to hit one spot twice. LOL

I had my second BYOS. The third one is already planned for July 31...

Yes, June was a great month. I also had some time to think about what I really want to do with my scrapbooking business... so stay tune for some really awesome announcements to come.

Here are a few pics from my trips...

Love and Belief

Now here's a few from "Girls Gone Wild" Savannah Style

Yes, for us it was all about the food...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

WOW, Its the end of the month...

Where did the month go???? I can't believe its almost June and half the year is almost gone. (Wonder if I should start Christmas shopping?)

Well I have planned June out and it appears that June will be a VERY busy month. I am doing a girlfriends weekend in Savannah next weekend with one of my BFFs. Can you say girls gone wild... well on the mild side. HA!

This is the girlfriend I will be hanging with. Savannah look out, here comes two DIVAs.

Then June 12 is my second BYOS "Bring Your Own Stash". I am really excited. The first one was really a hit and I have some great things planned for the second. Like I said a VERY busy month- Fathers' Day... 14th Wedding Anniversary...Family coming to visit from SC and I have a list of projects I want to complete.

Before May is completely gone, my daughter celebrated her 19th birthday on May 21. I really don't know how this happened... when I am only 28. I will be post pictures from her birthday dinner later.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Cards

Here are some new cards I designed this weekend. Something a little different- a change. I feel the more we create the more creative we become. Expressing ourselves in different new ways. With that being said, sometimes a change is good.

Hope you enjoy the pics.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mother Day Cards...

Can you say busy... I have been making Mother Day cards all day.

Happy NSD

I hope that all you scrappers are crafting away. Have a great day.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Make It Personal Keepsake travels the World

Make It Personal Keepsake travels the World. I am sending these cards to friends and family members around the world (or who will be traveling the world). Each person will take a picture with the card and post their location.

Please continue to check for updates. I know a few cards are the on the way to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, New York, Virgina, Maryland, South Carolina, Virgina and Iraq.

I am so excited...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Caution Buyers of Love Coupons

I made some "Love Coupons" for Valentine's Day and they were a BIG hit. Well recently it has been brought to my attention that they have caused major changes with one and spontaneous with another.

One customer informed me on last Friday that she is now pregnant. She said "Fooling around with those darn coupons." Like I said - major changes. She and the hubby are very excited and happy about their major change. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Smalls. HUM... I think if it's a girl they should name her Chanda, what do you think? LOL

Now the next customer is (how the younger kids say, "Off Da Chain" (do they still say that???)) Well she just showed me a pair of shoes she purchased. One of her coupons were for a "Stripper (Pole) Dance". Well while she was out she saw these shoes (see pic below) and at the spur-of-the-moment = Spontaneous - purchased these shoes. All I can say is "JD don't hurt him".

I am happy to see my "Love Coupons" bringing couples closer. (wink, wink) I wonder what will happen if I sold these for Mothers Day and the men gave them to the ladies... Ouch, watch out now.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pictures from BYOS

Hello, the pictures below are from this weekend BYOS(Bring Your Own Stash). We had a blast. And no we did not start out with wine. It seems that I need to start at the end and load to the beginning when adding the pictures. (HA)

We scrap, ate, scrap some more and learned some tricks and tips on scrapbooking and card making.

I raffle off a T-Shirt(Kerri, was the winner) and gave a way some scrapbook pages for the first guest that paid (Juanda). We had lunch and dinner and some really great crackers. (I am not saying that because I made them, but because the guest wanted more and more...)

Well everyone is looking forward to the BYOS next month... wonder what goodies I will have for this one.

Pictures from BYOS