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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Good Morning . . . I want to wish everyone a JOYOUS & HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY and I want to share with you today some valentine “lollies” I made. Last Saturday I spent a wonderful day at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique’s annual Valentine crop . . . you know where you visit a lot, eat way too much food and get some scrapping in (very little scrapping on my part as I am busy visiting – LOL) . . . at each assigned seat was this little stack of goodies waiting for us. Well, the wooden thread spool and wooden dowel in the packet of goodies just screamed “LOLLIE” (as well as the store sample) . . . sooooooooooo I made one. Which lead into my making two more at home! Here are what the individual lollies look like. Don’t know what I am going to do with them as my dear hubby points out they do not exactly go in with my home decor, but I do soooooooo enjoy making them . . . I am already thinking of ones to make for St. Paddy’s Day (hahaha). Sooooooo, that’s all for today . . . thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs & Kisses – LindaB

AND THE ANSWER IS . . .

Hi Everyone . . . back on February 3rd I posted a picture of this container that I made for a friend, but I wouldn’t tell what was wrapped in the green tissue paper . . . Well the time has come for the big reveal . . . Hmmmmmmmm, still can’t figure out what it is . . . here’s some more hints (and you should get it this time) . . . . . . TADA . . . it’s a SEAT BELT SNUGGLE and it is being modeled by the lovely birthday girl herself, Diana Higgins!!! I know you are saying to yourself “what the heck” but we short people have a terrible time with seat belts rubbing against our necks and these little cozies are an answer to our prayers . . . they also keep that side of the neck warm (hahaha). I found the free pattern for this little jewel back in 2006 on the internet (tried to link it to this post but apparently the site no longer exists). . . so now I am off the take pictures of some valentine lollies I made . . . Thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs & Kisses . . . LindaB

AND SO IT BEGINS

Hi . . . in my last post I said how I had amended my New Year’s resolution from “not starting a new project until I finished the current one” to “for every new project I complete I will blindly reach into my unfinished project cabinet, pull out one of the incomplete projects and finish it before I move onto my next new project” . . . well yesterday I did just that and here is the 2-page layout I finished . . .

This was a kit I purchased back in 2008 (only know this because of the copyright date on the Teresa Collins paper) from MMK scrapbook store in Chico that is no longer a physical store (Michelle, the owner, now has an on-line store) . . . I was also lucky in that the instructions, bits & pieces and a colored picture were all there so it was easy to complete (YAY) . . . the line of paper that was used was Teresa Collins “Travelogue” and I remember at the time of purchase that I thought this would be a perfect layout for putting pictures of our Disneyland trip with our granddaughter . . . as you can see there are no pictures as we have not taken our granddaughter to Disneyland yet . . . but I am now ready with this layout when we do (hehehe). . . . . . Well, that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs & Kisses – LindaB

OH NO!!!

The title of this post tells all!!! Look at what I found when I was cleaning up the mess I made from my last project (LOL-still have glitter everywhere) . . .

That’s right UNFINISHED SCRAPPY PROJECTS!!!! I can not believe that I have this many unfinished pages . . . most of them are 2-page layouts, some need both pages completed (which means I never started them), some need just one page completed and all of them need pictures! EGADS!!!!! Some of these kits are current (well 2012 current) and some go back at least 6 years to when I use to scrap at a scrapbook store that is no longer in business. I now feel very guilty over not finishing these beauties . . . sooooooooooo . . . I have added an addendum to my New Year’s resolution . . . my resolution was that I would not start a new project until I finished the current one . . . well it’s now going to be . . . for every new project I complete I will blindly reach into this cabinet, pull out one of the incomplete projects and finish it before I move onto my next new project . . . looks like it is going to be a very long and busy year – LOL! Well, that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs & Kisses – LindaB

A NEW GIFT CONTAINER

Happy Saturday Everyone . . . I wanted to share with you today a little container I made to put a handmade gift into for a sweet friend for her birthday . . . I will share with you, at a later date, the gift I made her (just in case she reads this posting) . . . I am known by my scrappy friends for these rounds boxes I decorate to look like little cakes . . .

As the majority of my friends have received one of these boxes from me I had to come up with something new to put little gifts in and this is what I made . . . .

Now I probably saw an example of this somewhere on the internet and I am sorry to say that I don’t remember exactly when or who made the original (even though I am pretty sure it was Karin of Creative Chaos – I love her blog) . . . anyhooooooo, I made this container by covering up a purchased paper cone with some scrapbook paper from my stash (wish I knew the name of the is paper as I would love to get more, that is even if they make it any longer-LOL), gathered strips of crepe paper (did this by hand while watching the SJ Sharks win another hockey game – YAY), found some silver tinsel and ribbon in my stash, cut out scalloped circles with my Cricut and went on a Martha Stewart glitter frenzy (glitter everywhere and I mean everywhere!) . . . it is any easy peasy project . . . Well, that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs & Kisses . . . LindaB