Monday, May 18, 2009

thank you + a giveaway!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is on several mailing lists. It makes me so sad to receive so many lately that say they are going out of business, retiring and shutting down. The latest was the e-mail I received from My Acrylic Albums who said they're retiring due to the economy. How sad. I just wanted to say how THANKFUL I am for all of you! You are why we are able to be here and we appreciate each and every one of you!

Because we're so grateful, we wanted to have a GIVEAWAY!! I'll send off a box of goodies to a randomly picked winner. Just leave a comment and tell me what you're grateful for today.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Heather Bailey's Fresh Cuts

Are you having a happy weekend?? Ours has been fairly uneventful, but it's still been nice. :)

I wanted to share this sweet album that Jolene created with our Heather Bailey Freshcuts Bracket Album Kit. I am sooo in love with these papers and it's loaded with lots of fun goodies too. Jolene has a house full of boys :) so she had fun playing with the girly-ness of this kit. She created this for a friend to add their pictures. What a nice gift.

Is it cute or what?! Thanks Jolene!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fancy, fancy

Look at our fancy monograms here! I never posted this but our customer, Jamie sent me this a few months back. Isn't it gorgeous??! I love the bold colors and I have to say, the letters really make a statement! Beautiful Jamie. Thanks for sharing!

And this is my little guy looking much more boyish than babyish. He had his first haircut a couple weeks ago. I was afraid I wouldn't like it, but it's just too cute. :)
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Design Team shares and New Kits!

What a gorgeous day it is here today! The sun is streaming in the windows and the trees look like their lit up from the sun! I love this time of the year (well, when it's not raining that is). Although, I even love the rain when I can see my flowers grow!
I wanted to share Heather's Design Team project from this month. She went with a totally different look on the Nesting Collection. These two projects each have their own feel to them. (The bird is also sold separately). I love the vintage papers she chose on the bird and pretty ribbon and lace around the neck.

And the egg... I adore the mosaic design she created with it. Here's how she created the look with the egg:
I primed and painted the piece with acrylic paint and then did a mosaic out of handmade mosaic tiles which are made from Sculpey clay and embossed with rubber stamps and hand painted. There are swarovski crystals embedded in some as accents. The entire thing is sealed with clear acrylic sealer.
We have one more design team project to share and you won't be disappointed in it! Hopefully I'll get that posted tomorrow. We are loving this beautiful weather and have been playing outside. :) Soon they'll be running out there!!
Oh, and we have a couple new kits listed. The colorful Summer Breeze and graphic and classy Audrey Hepburn. Loaded with so many fun items and very reasonably priced too. Hope you're enjoying your week!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happy Mother's Day, my friends!

I wanted to wish all the mom's, aunties, grammy's and Godmother's a very Happy Mother's Day weekend. I hope you get spoiled. :)