Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Post It Note Holder

Last year I saw the cutest Post It Note holder at a friends house. Of course, I immediately got all the needed supplies and did - NOTHING. Well, tonight I pulled everything out and decided to finally make one. Wow - these are so easy! Besides paper and post it notes, I bought some acrylic frames that are 4 x 6, with the holder being on the longest side.
Once again I used my Just Rite Stampers to create a personalized monogram - using the "from the desk of" circle. I also cut a 3 1/4" square to use as a guide to place the post its.
Here's the finished product - just put the paper into the "frame" and place the post it notes on top. The paper is from DCVW - All Dressed Up. It's hard to see in the photo, but the holder is at the top and keeps the notes on an angle for ease in writing.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monogram Stickers

I participate in a "card of the month" program in one of my on-line groups. I decided to do something a bit different this month rather than my typical card - bookplate stickers.
I stamped them on paper from the Urban Prairie line, punched them out, and ran them through my Xyron. I cut them apart and placed them in a glassine envelope that I put inside a library pocket.
Here's the card I made to send them in. Hope you enjoy, Connie!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Basic Grey - Urban Prairie

Sometime within the past year, I ordered a pack of the Urban Prairie paper from Basic Grey. I got the coordinating rub ons, brads, and buttons too as well as the 6x6 pad of paper. I anxiously awaited its arrival, then promptly forgot about it as soon as I placed in the closet along with all my other paper.
Tonight I decided to pull it out and see where my muse took me. I completed several cards.
This is another rub on.
Here I used some flower punches.
It feels good to finally USE some of my stuff!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Just Rite Stampers

When I saw this ribbon at Big Lots in the holiday section several months ago, I knew that I wanted to use it on a monogram card.My LSS began carrying the line of Just Rite Stampers which are perfect to use on monograms. New Years Day I was able to "play" the whole day, never getting out of my PJ's. I created a few cards for a friend.

Friday, January 2, 2009

So Long 2008!

It's been awhile since I experienced a year that I was more than ready to see sail off into the sunset, but 2008 was that kind of year for me. So much CHANGE:
  • Moving: what started out as looking for land in Middle TN to eventually build our dream home on when we retired turned into falling in love with a house on 5 acres, buying it, and moving NOW.
  • Job: since we moved, I had to quit my job of 19 years and begin the search for a new one. It took several stressful months.
  • Insane hours at work: new job required extremely long hours, 7 days a week during the fall (thus no blog post for months!).

Pix above is my new blackberry storm phone which I love. I can keep up with my email and text with my grandkids. Here's to hoping 2009 is a fabulous year!