18 May 2011

I've signed up...now it's your turn

All that lovely fabulousness is from the amazing Amy Powers. The top photo is one of the projects in her new online magazine (www.amy-powers.com/mag/birthdaysubscribe.html ) and she turned around and made it into a swap (www.inspireco.blogspot.com/2011/05/birthday-treasury-swap.html ). Of course, I signed up...it is a swap I've never done before and my birthday is coming up....perfect. You fill out a small survey, so that she can match you up with a like-minded soul. I lucked out and got Stevie (http://www.myartcanvas.blogspot.com/) and both like very similiar things...awesome. It will make it a very enjoyable swap. Yes, the partner turn around time is quick...that Amy is on the ball. You have until the 31st of May to sign up.

Another swap to join (because we still need 8 more gals) is the next round of our Tag Swapper Group. Jonnelle is the hostess this go around. She chose the theme "Summer Lovin" and they are due to her by the 17th of June. If you are interested in joining us (and getting on the master list for the next round), email her at scraps4alex@live.com .

I found the cutest little craft store today. Right here in Sierra Vista...so nice to know that I don't have to drive into Tucson for some things. Much better selection than our neighborhood Walmart. I needed bails and they had a better selection than Hobby Lobby did back in Georgia. The prices are reasonable as well. Happy, happy. It left me enough time to get in a little thrifting. I've been working on my little book for Michelle's swap. I still need to figure out my front and back covers. I did something a little out of my comfort zone for the pages....I'm really happy about them though. I just need to pick my favorites and put them on the template. The best part...in today's paper was a 10% off color printing coupon for the local UPS store. Not extreme couponing, but it makes me happy to save some pennies. :)

I almost forgot.....I mailed off the tags in the last round (Secret Garden) of the tag swap. We have two extra sets that I will be giving away here on the blog. I need to take photos first. You know how slow I am at that, plus I want to give the girls who participated a chance to get theirs in the mail. So check back next week for a chance to win a set. It means I will have to blog....because I have been sucking at that. :)

05 May 2011

A Happy Birthday and Two Week Re-cap

Long two weeks. Let's see....top photo is Day 8 of the Easter Swap..made by Sarah (http://www.mamabubbles.blogspot.com/). It is an adorable chick basket made out of a sweater and fabric. Day 9 was Monique (no blog) and she made pins out of rick rack. I've always wanted to attempt that...now I don't have to. :) The boys had a long weekend that weekend....one had a four day weekend, the other a three day weekend. The last photo is Billy with his Easter haul (and some of his brother's as well). This is the first Easter that he had some idea about the Easter Bunny. They covered it at school...he says, "Easter Bunny" pretty good. I had his IEP that following week..always a joy...at least I don't cry through them anymore. We picked up Hubby the next day at the aiport....the drive went pretty smoothly. We went to the Waffle House right after we got Hubby....it's been four months since we've been to one. Billy loves Waffle House...he can get a waffle, bacon and a coke. He ate his waffle and bacon and some of mine....darn him. Poor baby has been home sick since yesterday. :( Secret Garden Tags have been trickling in....I have eight more sets I'm waiting for....the tags are pretty good. Billy is waiting for me....so last, but not least....Happy Birthday, Mommy!! We love you!!