Monday, January 31, 2011

Be still my beating heart.... is enough that Beate from Fresh & Fun took the time to view my little blog and send me a comment (she is my hero....gosh I adore what she does!) but I happened to glance down and saw the number of people who have viewed my blog....almost 11,000!!! Man I find that hard to believe!

I have been so busy working (bookkeeping and I have 5 year ends and tax season all at the same time) I haven't had time to post. I did get my Christmas cards out...barely! For the life of me I can't find the blog where I got my inspiration from (okay, okay...I cased was so simple and I was out of time to make my own up!). I went with Elizabeth Craft peel-offs and used her Merry Christmas ones. Man, this was fast and so simple and so it. Whoever you are, thank you, thank you for your quick and simple design.

The latest craze around here right now are tissue box covers. I made a bunch for Christmas gifts and of course, I neglected to take pictures. However, I just Googled images and came across this website here. She has some awesome samples of what we have been up to. Perfect for those embossing folders I just had to have and never used! Diane Zechman has the tutorial and video up on Splitcoast Stampers and this is the link. They are so much fun and really, really simple to do.

I made two in baby colors using the Cuttlebug Birthday Bash in lavender and yellow and one in blue and yellow...they were so adorable. I also made one for my brother's bathroom in his new house. He decorated it himself in red, black and gold...and man, it looks awesome. One of the pieces he had in it was a three foot tall bamboo painted a high glossy oriental red and he has dried flowers and reeds in it. It is sure the focal point of the bathroom. I used the Oriental Weave embossing folder set. On the front I used Tim Holtz bird cage die and I think it looks stunning.

Have a wonderful day!