Thursday, July 31, 2008


I WISH wish wish we had an IKEA here in Fort Wayne. That place is seriously a goldmine!

I stopped there on our way back from Chicago 2 weeks ago. We are re-doing Tay's room and I found so much there to work with.

Here are some of the goodies I picked up:

This frame is GORGEOUS, now I just need to figure out what to put in it LOL.

Her bedding is this color with some purple, chartreuse, and orange. I love the rich colors!

I found these silk flowers and bought a little glass vase for her computer desk.

And I WANTED to get this really bad, but I was already over my spending limit ;)

I want to make a trip to the Michigan one is only 2 hours away! I need a u-haul this time though, lol.

Recently, I made this layout for the Pink Paislee blog. I think it is my favorite to date....Chloe looks so sweet!

On a sad note, Chloe fell the other day and had to get staples in the back of her head :( This is the first time any of my kids have had to get this done. It was heart wrenching to say the least! She was running around after we got home so I think she's fine ;) Chad has nick-named her "staples"...she thinks it is funny.

Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I *heart* Chicago

I had a wonderful time in Chicago!!!

Here is a little Chicago break down:

Driving with my best bud Krista from Fort Wayne to Chicago, jamming to the best of the 80's and monster ballads, hehe.

Backing up traffic 30 vehicles back because the stupid toll machine wouldn't spit out a ticket...yikes.

Hanging out with Miss Tammy Tutterow and her sweet daughter Anna...apparently I am very "Hoosier" and had no idea lol.

Walking the floor of CHA and meeting such wonderful people! Especially the cute guy in the AC booth who hooked me up with some new yummy Thickers, YEAH!

Spending 1 hour driving downtown with Krista (love Chicago traffic...NOT!), eating supper at a cool jazz bar, riding the ferris wheel at the Navy Pier with my eyes closed the whole time, and running back to her car to avoid a $24 parking fee (which we had to pay anyway, that sucked).

Working the Pink Paislee booth with all the lovely ladies there (and Barry too!) it was so cool to share in everyone's excitement regarding the 2 new Pink Paislee releases ;)

Meeting the owner of Homegrown Scrapbooks (her crew was incredibly sweet and funny!)

Meeting up with all the CMKers (Lisa & her sister, Carrie, Krista, Norma, Audrey, Karen) and eating my supper off of a cutting board lol. I was given the LARGEST serving of mashed potatoes I had ever seen in my life. They also have dessert that is HUGE, I mean large people.

Hitting IKEA on my way home....I LOVE THIS STORE. Why can't Fort Wayne have something cool like this?

This is Krista and I down by the Navy Pier:

The ferris wheel that I was TERRIFIED to ride in....thanks Krista, I certainly DID NOT conquer my fear of heights!

Me and the ever-so-adorable Lisa Tilmon. This girl is awesome...and her southern twang is CUTE cute cute! (Thanks for the picture Carrie!)

Me, Carrie, and Lisa...Carrie is a DOLL, love you to pieces girl!

Audrey, Norma, and Carrie...I LOVE you girls! And LOOK at that dessert!

Carrie, Juliana, and Me...very true and lovely women!

I will share more later...thanks so much to Krista and Carrie for sharing your lovely pictures with me!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

CHA Bound

I'm off to CHA! I will be working the Pink Paislee booth (#Booth 4125, Hall F) lunch time Friday and Saturday. Stop by and say HI!

I will be w/o internet connection from now until Sunday....not too sure I can handle that LOL! But I guess it will be a refreshing break. Hopefully I'll have some fun updates after I return.

Thought I'd leave you with my last 2 Pink Paislee booth projects, one featuring 'Pop Fashion' and the other featuring 'Office Lingo.'

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Winner of my Blog Hop!

By random number generator, this person has been chosen:

Mel said...
I love those new font stickers-they're just awesome.....

8:43 AM

I need you to contact me so I can forward your address on to Rebecca....I've tried to contact you and am having no luck! Congrats and hope to hear from you soon Mel!

I'm also going to share another project with you =)

I made an 8 x 8 Vintage Halloween album using a tabbed acrylic album from Clear Scraps. I love their albums!

This album uses the Vintage Moon collection featuring gorgeous new papers, stamps, top siders, a new font letter sticker, and amazing rub-ons!!!

I am a lucky girl for sure!

I highlighted my hair today too. I told my hairdresser to put more blond in is pretty dramatic but I think I like it =)

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Pink Paislee Blog Hop!!!

Starts NOW!!!! All you need to do is leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win 1 of 12 Pink Paislee prize packs!!!!!!! But make sure you do it by the end of the day on the will be announced on the Pink Paislee blog on the 12th.

For more details check out the Pink Paislee blog (and see some amazing sneaks!)

Wanna increase your chance to win? Just hop on over to all the other design team member's blogs and leave a comment there too! You can find all the links to their blogs on the side bar :)

How about a look at one of my projects using the new lines??

I made this Clear Scraps wall hanging for my girls' room using 'Pop Fashion.'

I used several sheets of the new paper...I also used the new top siders, stamps, rub-ons, and letter stickers. And don't ask me which line is my favorite because they are both equally gorgeous in my book!

Here is a detailed shot:

I love these pictures of Taylor and Hanna....Tay had been bugging me FOR A YEAR to buy her Heely's. Well, due to an unfortunate series of events that just wasn't possible. That is until this summer, I gave in and got them both a pair. While Tay can glide around with ease, poor Hanna just kind of trips and stumbles lol. Oh well.

Hope you all have a great week and GOODLUCK!!!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

{Pink Paislee} Blog Hop & Giveaway

Make sure and check my blog tomorrow, Wednesday the 9th, as there will be sign-ups for an AWESOME prize package....


All you will need to do is leave a comment on my blog, tomorrow, under the appropriate post to be entered.

I will also be posting a 'Pop Fashion' or 'Vintage Moon' project. I really can't decide which one!!!

Hope you can stop by!!!!

Sorry my posts have been so short....we've been on vacation, I am just getting over a sinus infection, and am cranking out some lovely CHA projects.

After this short break, I've got some WONDERFUL Tennessee pictures to share with you all!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

{Pink Paislee} CHA Preview!!!

WOWZAS, the 2 new releases from Pink Paislee are stunners!!!!!!

Make sure to check out the Pink Paislee blog here, to see sneaks each day, win fabulous prizes, and see some amazing work using the new product.

I've already started creating with the new stuff and let me tell you that it is AWESOME!!!!!!!

Hope to see you there!!!

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