Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love you rain or shine

Hello there, my blogging friends. Are you enjoying your week? It's school vacation week here and I'm watching my niece. We've been coming up with some fun things to do. Today is Pajama Party and Pizza Day. :) Now they are crashing on the couch, tired from playing and running around. I know I'm tired. It's been fun having her though and good for the kids too, I think.

It's also been a bit warmer here, which has been wonderful. Reminds me that Spring really is coming. I've been wanting to share this adorable project by Lauren Meader with our umbrella shape. I love her style. The outline of pearls, buttons and bow are beautiful finishing touches.
I love how she outlined the shape with paper.

Adorable stamping. I love you Rain or Shine. So sweet.
Thanks for the inspiration, Lauren. I'm off to sort laundry and load the dishwasher. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Home is where your story begins

Happy Friday, my friends. We have a fairly busy weekend, but I'm looking forward to it. We're having a surprise party for my Mom on Saturday. Well, I say surprise but she actually knows about it but we're pretending she doesn't. :) Should be fun. The kids and I went shopping yesterday for a few things and they were all excited about Grammy's birthday party. Probably because they know with a party, there is also cake.

One of my favorite things with this business of ours, is seeing what you all are doing with our products! Our friend Annie, e-mailed me her blog post with this adorable, little creation! She drilled some holes in our 'happy home' shape and created a mini album! So clever and her details and embellishments are really adorable! I loove the zig zap stitching she did.

And the buttons on the chimney - can you stand it?! Beautiful work, Annie. Thanks so much for sharing!Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

more Letters for Birthday Parties

I've been doing a little (well.. a lot) of blog searching for inspiration for my little Max's 1st birthday party. Yes, I said FIRST. In about two months, my baby boy will be 1. He's such an amazing little guy. We're going to be doing a new room for him in the next few months (a rocket ship design) so I think his birthday will be tied into that theme.

This party just spoke to me though.. it's for a little girl named, Arie. The Mom created this "Year of Firsts" table with sweet outfits and pictures and little tags telling about each "first". I really like that idea.

And of course, these letters as a centerpiece are really beautiful. You can find more pictures at this blog. Soo beautiful.

And thought I'd share a picture of my two little guys. Stevie calls Max his "little best friend". They are so sweet together (most of the time anyway). But every time Stevie wakes up from his nap or wakes up in the morning he always asks about Max. They seem to have a bond already. I'll enjoy seeing that develop over the years.


Friday, February 11, 2011

1 Month 2 Win It :: Auditions are Open!

Hey everyone! I'm really excited to be involved with the 1 Month 2 Win It competition (we're one of the sponsors). It's a cool crafting competition where anyone can WIN! Head over to The Country Chic Cottage for more info. Submissions close in 4 days. To audition you can link to any of the projects you've blogged about so it's really easy (for now!) :)

Here's a project submitted by The Sweet Life - An Alphabet Wall! Of course, I love it! So clever and such a fun variety!


Head over to HERE and link up your projects! Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cause Chaos and Run Amok

This print really spoke to me this morning. :) My twins have been playing SO much more together, which is completely awesome on so many levels (like, being able to sit down and write a blog post for a couple minutes while the baby is sleeping). However, they are also completely trashing the house! So, this seemed appropriate for my 2 1/2 year old twins! You can find more info on the print here.
Have you checked out the 1 Month 2 Win it submissions yet? Head over to The Country Chic Cottage to see a few. There's still time to enter too!


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

1 month 2 win it

Calling all Crafters!

I have some exciting news! Say It With Letters is one of the sponsors over at the
'1 month 2 win it' site! Hot off the tails of 'So You Think You're Crafty', four of the contestants from that competition have started '1 month 2 win it', a crafting competition. You can visit the site for more details on how to enter or even just to see the projects. I'm excited to see the talents of the crafty peeps. Anyone can win it!
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Do you think you can make the cut?

What is it?
One Month to Win It is a monthly craft competition that anyone can win!


How do you join?
Audition info can be found here. For Season 1 (held in March), the auditions will be on The Country Chic CottageFebruary 9th through 16th. Watch for a linky party!

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The judges will pick 11 contestants from the audition and the 12th contestant (The Wild Card) will be chosen via randomizer.org. Yep -- anyone can win this competition!


Who are the judges?
Kalleen with At Second Street
Kirstin and Jordan with kojo designs
Wanna learn all about the judges?? Head on over here and read all about us!


Are there prizes?
Yep there will be prizes....you will have to stay tuned to find out what! SIWL is one of the sponsors. :)

Ready to join in the fun?
Be sure to follow One Month To Win It to keep up with the competition! And get your projects ready to link up at the audition starting February 9th at The Country Chic Cottage! Grab a button and tell your friends! The more the merrier!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Birdcage + Victoria's Secret Heart with Wings

Hello there, my friends. I'm so excited to share a little heart with wings shape inspiration. It's definitely a favorite shape of mine and very popular with some of you too. It was also a design team project this month and check out what they created...

Dawn totally outdid herself with this beautiful French inspired Heart with Wings shape. The tulle gives it such a soft look. Love that birdcage!

And a closeup shot

Erika's has a bit of Victoria's Secret feel to it, don't you think?! The beads are soo pretty, the locket and feathers - aren't they fabulous? Simply beautiful.

Here's a closeup shot.


Gorgeous, gorgeous ladies! Thanks for your inspiration. I'm planning our Valentine's dinner and can't quite decide on what to make. Something simple but with some extra, special touches. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Snowy Design Team shares :: adorable wood mittens

Hello dear friends. Since we are expected to get a TON more snow today, it just seemed appropriate to share our adorable little design team creations using our pair of mitten shapes and our new, super cute SNOW letters (you can find them if you click on the links in the word in the SHOP).

Laurie's are so adorable and brightly colored with the sweetest heart embellishment and ric rac trim. Simply adorable!
She also created a contrasting design by painting the sides black and white. A really nice touch!

Michelle's are a pretty touch of nature and used Webster's Pages papers. I like the pockets on the mittens.

Stephanie's SNOW letters are a fun mix of patterned papers and snowy snowflakes! Really adorable, Steph! Here's a closeup of the snowflake.


And Regina used some paint to create "snow" on the letters. Very clever! I love the effect.


Kory's are blinged out SNOW letters. :) Don't you love the gems she used on the center here?
I love these!!
There you have it, my friends. Lots of snowy inspiration for our snowy days! :) Hope you're all staying warm. Enjoy your day.