Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ugly Paper Challenge March LO-"Let's Celebrate"

Just in the knick of time I finished my LO for the ugly paper challenge I participate in every month.

Once I recieved my late papers I knew they were perfect for Pat's birthday celebration. His birthday this year was a special one and everyone was happy that he was here to celebrate.

Let's Celebrate

Good food at Lonestar surrounded by friends. The next day we went to Hollywood Blvd. and saw Safe House.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Getting ready for my 1st Wedding Expo!

I truly LOVE everything about weddings-love, families coming together, the planning, the details and how it all comes together in the end. Taking an idea and making it a reality is what fuels my creativity. After much thought and some persuasion from supportive friends and husband I finally decided to take the plunge and do my first local wedding expo (in Watseka, IL) showcasing my wedding invitations, stationary and scrapbooks. Application is filled out, payment ready and all mailed out to the event organizer.

I couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter in my business endeavours. I have done well with word of mouth and craft shows. I am looking forward to see what happens with this new adventure and what path it will lead me down.

In the mean time, I have about 2 weeks to get my display organized and ready for the big reveal. As well as making up some last minute touches to add to my 8'x8' booth space including a backdrop, table covers, banners and invitation displays.

April 15th will come up quick, I have to be ready!! Be on the lookout for booth pictures and a follow up review blog of the event here :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ugly Paper Challenge-March

Finally recieved my March ugly papers today:

March ugly paper challenge

Looking forward to working on these-its perfect timing for my hubby's birthday (which is today!). Going out tonight and tomorrow to celebrate. I will have to make sure to get awesome pictures and work on a LO by the end of the month with these papers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring has sprung!

first bloom
I couldn't be happier for the "Texas" like weather we have been having. A mild winter then straight to late spring early summer temps-this is unheard of for Illinois!

geocaching 3 geocaching 1
Enjoyed some geocaching and sun around the neighborhood this past weekend.

Porkchop dinner
Grilling outside is one of my favorite things to do-this was our dinner tonight: Grilled porkchops, green beans sauteed with bacon and baby yellow potato with sour cream and black pepper.

Looking forward to more days like these :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scrappy Inspiration

I love trying new ideas out when it come to scrapbooking and I find that sketches are a great way to get inspired. Here is the latest sketch created by Bev Code for Let's Get Sketchy.

sketch challenge 2

I missed out on the 1st challenge but I hope to get to scrap something with this by friday.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Taking a walk...

Lady on her walk

Decided to enjoy the beautiful day with my pups Lady and Ava. Here is what lady thinks of our walks and does this every time-its sad its not even a block from the house...and she wonders why I don't take her out first!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Running around...

Hoping to get back to posting on here soon (like this weekend) when I get some free time. Been busy with work, side invitation orders, and driving Pat to the hospital and Dr. follow ups.