Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Kits Tonight!!!
You need this month's Papercrafting Kit just to scraplift this amazing layout by Lisa!!
Below are a few more details from the kit including some great Mercantile exclusives. . .
This month's Project Kit is a sweet hodge podge book filled with vintage touches (I created the sample with photos of my favorite antiques). . .
As usual, the Add-On Kit is full of vintage goodies and coordinating staples. . .
And. . .the entire May JBS release is now available in the General Store, including my favorite Yellow Butterfly Banner Stickers!

You may notice some new categories here and there - a peek at things to come! We are working on many exciting additions and new membership perks. Stay tuned!

12:00 midnight tonight, central time!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

A bit of a diversion. . .
We just got back into town after more than a week visiting family in Maryland. The primary reason was for this adorable girl's sweet 16 party. . .


my niece, Laurel. So excited that she is going to be coming to visit me in just two weeks.

And we found some time to escape for the day to the beach and ended up walking the boardwalk that night in Ocean City where I took loads of photos of all the things I remembered from my childhood vacations (and had a Dumsters Italian Ice)!

I also got to squeeze this beautiful baby girl (and take her pictures) for a family friend. . .


There was also another reason why I was up that way (well a little further north)! I know I keep teasing you but I promise the announcement is coming this week!

New kits and goodies coming Wednesday night so check back then!!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Mid-Month Release On Sale Tonight!!!

First of all, we will be putting up a few more of this month's sold out Papercrafting Kits and Project Kits - but just a few!!

Next we have a limited number of our last round of 6 Mercantile Exclusive Papers that were found in past kits. . .

Individual Mercantile Exclusive Sticker Sheets, in limited numbers (6 styels total). . .
And individual Mercantile Exclusive Journaling Cards in limited number (only 5 styles are left). We sold the first round as a set, but these are individual (in sets of 2). . .
A new necklace kit (finally)! Love this one (toggle style)! It's very simple to assemble. You will get a reproduction class photo card to use as I did here (or use anything - your own photos, old wallpaper, a vintage trade card - your choice)!! And remember, although you can use Glossy Accents to fill these, we do offer this as well for a more fine jewelry grade option.
New Square Patera Earring Blanks, ready for you to add whatever art you like (I used some vintage wallpaper here). Available in Gold and Silver.


We also have a very small number of these vintage English Marmalade Jars. I have been collecting them for a while and love the graphics on bright white. Great Vintage condition (possibly some very small chips or cracks and slight discolorations).


We will also be restocking our famous Junque Boxes!

All on sale tonight, June 15th at 8:00 central time! See you there!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another day, another room. . .




I am slowly working my way through the house. Moving things from here to there, hanging things (ahh- commitment!!). This is the "Keeping Room" just off of the kitchen. It is filled with light and white.

I found the two chairs at the flea market over a year ago and just had them recovered in linen (I'm not sure if there's anything left in my house that hasn't been covered in linen)! My mother-in-law, the amazing seamstress, made the two pillows for me from my feedsack collection. I can sew but I hate it so I always try to cash in jobs for my birthday and Christmas.

I imagine these shelves will change from time to time, but for now they are covered over with all of my ironstone. I had them made when we were building the house after the shelves I would see in primitive homes from the early settlements. I still want to add hooks along the bottoms and hang my brass numbered cow tags (but that's for another day I guess).

The boxes are one of my favorite finds. Would you believe they are collapsible?? They are just as I found them, already numbered with wonderful text on the sides too.

I think I shared the old Milliner's Table when I found it last year. It has been patiently waiting for it's spot in here and is still one of my most favorite things.



I have plans for this old US map. I want to make a really simple and really white banner to hang on it with black and white photos of all of our travels as a family. Hoping to find the time soon. It has alot of water damage (too much for my husband to like it, but he did hang it for me nevertheless).

Some of you have asked about paint colors so I thought I would share these as I go. In this room, the kitchen and most of the downstairs in general I used Thunder AF-685 by Benjamin Moore. It is one of their Affinity colors and I just love it. It changes color ever so slightly depending on the light. It is a really wonderful neutral.

Happy Thursday!




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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Summer Classes just announced!

Just a quick note to let you know about my summer travels. As shown on the left I will be at Scrapbooks Plus in Chantilly, VA on June 19th teaching this. . .
and this. . .

At The Queen's Ink in Savage, MD on June 26th teaching this. . .

and this. . .


And at Crop Paper Scissors in Waco, TX on July 16th and 17th teaching this. . .


this. . .

and this. . .


And guess what? I have been cooking! I made this, this and this tonight and they were all very yummy!! And I love that she talks about her butt being jiggly as much as I do.

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