Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I "Heart" Valentines Day!

I'm not sure why I love hearts and Valentines Day so much. 
I guess I should clarify that last statement, I love Valentine Decorations.
As I was putting my Christmas Decor away with glee my eye was caught on the
bright pink tote I keep everything Valentine.... 
A nice pink subtle reminder of the pinky goodness inside!  It prompted me to get going with my BE MINE letters I'm doing a class on down at Paper Cottage,
I've just been stumped for doo dads to put on them. 
The most brilliant thought crossed my mind as I was talking to my sister Candace who is the yin to my yang and it occurred to me that my Dr. Pepper can I was guzzling was the perfect matching shade! 
Seriously could it be any more perfect to make hearts out of? 
Something I love becoming a decoration for a LOVE holiday???? 
All I can say is I LOVE IT!   And that's that.:)

So yes, with the holidays over I can say loudly "Phewwwwww".
It seems silly that a good 4 months of the year is dedicated to all things Santa and Snow.
I do like making baby Jesus' though.
Maybe it's that I have ADD, but I like to mix it up and work on lots of colorful things.
Here are a few of my projects I've been working on:
Here are my winter letters. 
There is not much wintery paper out there and
I don't like being reminded of winter I did something bright!
 I love the little snowman and his scarf! 
I'm sure my nephew thought I'd forgotten his birthday....I almost did...or should I say it
got kicked to the back burner.....
But I finally got it done and my Hubby was even envious!
I even found time to make a ridiculously over sized P for my sister Candace. 
She told me she wanted a pretty monogram but I obviously misinterpreted 12 x 12 inches to be
2 feet by 3 feet.  I never really liked math....

I have to say, that if you asked me where I'd be a year ago, I never thought I'd be here.
I never thought I'd be running my own little business
covered in saw dust.:)
(My sister says this in my unibomber picture)
I try sometimes to see the blessing that even though it stank my husband lost his job,
something I'd always wanted to do, came like a phoenix from the ashes,
(yes, I've been watching too much Harry Potter!)
but I'm here, and I survived this last year and most of all I have all of you to thank!
So THANK YOU to you all!
Thanks for supporting me, for being my friend and for making me laugh
through it all! 


  1. I love your Be Mine letters! We here in Pa are looking forward to a better 2010, too! My husband was laid off the week before Thanksgiving. tough times. I hope 2010 brings you many blessings.

  2. Love your unibomber attire! :) Those be mine letters are gorgeous!!! AND that P you made for your sister is GORGEOUS!!! Can you make an "I" look that gorgeous??? :)

  3. Nicole thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. You inspire me! Just reading your last post...I love it when great things happen from not so great are doing amazing things with your little business. Way to go!! I hope you continue to have great success. Love the unibomber attire!! The "P" is so amazing. I will be back to visit!! :)

  4. Love the Be Mine letters - I'm going to your Etsy store to order them! The Winter letters are super cute too!

    I hope everything is working out for your family.


  5. Do you sell these at a scrapbook store in Boise too?! My mom always raves about your stuff when she goes there to visit. She even got me the WISH letters this summer. Anyways I love yours stuff!

  6. Thanks everyone for kind words sent my way! It means so much to me!:) Yes I do sell my stuff locally and teach classes on them at a local scrapbooking store here in Boise. I have really enjoyed not only getting to know so many fun people but I love seeing what everyone is working on! I've just got some recent photos from some lovely ladies I've got to post! Stay tuned!:)

  7. I must have been living under a rock because I can't believe I haven't found your blog before now. I browesed through every post and must say I am blown away. You do fabulous work.

    I too am a wood crafter and enjoy cutting out wood items. Love my new belt sander I got for Christmas, it makes the sandin part so much easier.

    Looking forward to many more posts, you're so inspiring.

  8. I love your blog and all your ideas - I was given an award and I passed it on to you on my blog!! Go check it out if you want:)

  9. Stumbled across your blog! It's fabulous. Do you only sell locally? I browsed your etsy site but there were only a few items. I'd love to get my hands on some of your stuff!

  10. I must admit, I am not very good at taking pictures of what I've done ( I send it out the door before I do ) but, everything I do is made to order. So if you see something you like, I can do it, the only thing that might differ would be the paper which may or may not be available but I always love looking for a good substitution! My wonderful sis keeps "threatening" me (said with a smile) to get my etsy site updated.:) If you have any questions just give me a holler, I'd be happy to respond! Thanks!!!

  11. Do you ship? I would love to order the nativity scene. I'm not seeing how to order. You can email me at


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