Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Some Etsy Finds

If you're not familiar with etsy.com let me just say that it is a great site for ordering all things handmade. It's a great site for small business owners specializing in different crafts to sell their things and set up a shop via online commerce.

So I made a couple of fun purchases today that I thought I'd share.
First I bought this cute little hat from THIS SHOP.

Can you tell I'm really looking forward to taking newborn pictures of our upcoming arrival?

My other purchase actually hasn't gone through yet.. I'm waiting on verification that the seller can customize it the way I have in mind. For Mother's Day I really wanted a hand stamped necklace with the kid's names on it. But at that time, we hadn't picked a name for baby boy yet. We now have a name, so I'm placing the order for this:

Ok.. so this isn't the one I'm ordering, mine will be a little different and obviously have 3 tiers with Natalie, Abigail, and Jonathan. I just thought it was cool that I found this one with my girls names on it, so I'm using it as a sample. :) The one I'm ordering will most likely be coming from THIS SHOP.

So if you've never been to etsy, it's a really fun place to shop. It's like the biggest craft show you've ever been to!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Scrapbook Sussies July Reveal

I've got my Sussies July Reveal for you today! I know I say this quite often, but there is really so much stuff in these kits. If you're looking for a kit with a great variety and a good value, this is it. I have tons of stuff left after doing these layouts.

So here's what I did:

The journaling on this one says: This is one of those times I get a subtle reminder that you watch everything I do. Of course you're oh so cute, but I also take note that I am your ultimate example. I pray everyday that I'm the kind of mother I should be.

We've also had a bit of a redesign on the Sussies blog. There are some fun things being planned over there. We have a new blog manager and you'll be seeing more frequent posts from the team. Be sure to check that out!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Say Cheese!

Just thought you needed to see my sweet girls smiling faces!
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Dixie Pieces Reveal - July 2010

I am so behind with my blogging! I've only done one update on this pregnancy and I've only got 8 weeks left, Abigail turned two, and in scrappy news I had a layout with pictures of Natalie published in a magazine. I hope to do some posts over the next week going into a little more detail about some of those things, but for now on to the task at hand!

It's a new month and a new kit over at Dixie Pieces!
Hand sewn; Vintage; Beautiful patterns and designs; all of these things describe the new July kit "Antique Homemade" from Dixie Pieces. This kit is filled with beautiful vintage patterns and sewing designs from well known manufacturers like Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee, and October Afternoon. Along with this kit you will receive a wide assortment of coordinating embellishments to make your crafting experience truly homemade.

Here are my creations:

This first one is about my grandparents who have been married for 65 years! They are truly an inspiration and you should be able to click on the layout to make it a bit larger if you'd like to read the journaling.

Make sure you head over to the Gallery and see what the rest of the team did!