Monday, April 9, 2012

Winner of the Cookie stamps, Hello Kitty nails and a cute card

Thanks for reading my post today.  I'm a few days behind in selecting a winner for these cookie stamps, but better late than never, right?!  Thank you to all who commented on this post and for sharing your cookie stories with me, whether you baked the cookies yourself or just bought them freshly made - yumm!  I selected Rita as the winner of these stamps.  Toll house cookies are one of my faves too - they are classic chocolate chip cookies that we all love!  Rita - I will send these stamps out to you soon!  Thanks to all who played along.  This was fun; I'll be posting another giveaway soon! 
I wanted to share my Hello Kitty nails with you.  I only did my left hand as I was having a hard time working these fine lines with my left hand.  I've been having problems with my left hand lately.  Anyone have trigger fingers?  My fingers are stiff in my left hand especially when I first wake up.  I think I overused my hands over the years.  Is this a sign to slow down some??  Love to hear anyone's experience or suggestions to help me.  I know I have to get to the doctors soon.

Sorry for the long post today, but I wanted to share this cute birthday giftcard card that I made last week.  I bought this cute Papertrey Ink die called Card Base-ics #1.  Love that it can fit a gift card so perfect.  Also used one of my new favorite stamps from Sister Stamps called Daba!



Thanks for your visit today and for reading this long post!  Congrats to Rita on the cookie stamps giveaway and I hope to see you soon!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Strawberry Nails and Easter Treats!

Here are my strawberry nails  that I promised I would post.  I was actually trying to do something along the lines of Minnie Mouse nails but the dots were too small and I didn't want to fuss making the dots larger for fear that I'd ruin my nails and have to start all over again.  That's when the idea of turning them into strawberries popped into my head.
I bought some green nail art polish and added it to the tips of my nails.  It turned out kind of cute. 
Can you believe that Easter is this Sunday already?  I found this super cute idea to make these carrots on Jessica Witty's blog called Witticisms.  She is a DT member for Papertrey Inc.  Check out her post here .  Here's my take on her carrot project.  What I did different - I used the cellophane cone bags (I bought from Ben Franklin).  I filled it with m&m's and then wrapped the orange crepe paper around it.  I had a hard time making the first carrot - the crepe paper didn't stay on nicely so I put a piece of scotch tape on the end and stuck it to the top of the carrot, then firmly winded the crepe paper down to the point.  I put a couple dots of elmer's glue to hold the end down.  Then I cut two strips of green crepe paper and folded it in half and tied it to the top of the carrot using green baker's twine.  I added a cute tag on it and that's it!
The adorable bunny stamp is by Sister Stamps.   I just had to have this cute bunny, whose name is "Daba"...read this cute story about Daba here...I was actually planning to use the cute bunny (from Papertrey, Inc.) that Jessica used on her tag, but I didn't order the correct die to cut out the bunny egg *sigh*, guess I'll have to order the egg die and plan on using it next year!
I made a total of 17 of these carrots.  I was satisfied with how they turned out.
I'm still trying to find my groove.  It's slowly coming back, but not fast enough - LOL!  Tomorrow is Good Friday and I have a day off.  The daycare is closed tomorrow too, so Nolan and I plan to take Grandpa on an excursion of our own.  We're thinking of stopping by Home Depot and then maybe Ala Moana Shopping Center.  We've been working on giving Nolan's room a good clean up.  We are planning on tearing out the carpet in his room and laying some kind of tile.  He's been sick so often that I have to figure out how to make him feel better.  Last night, Tobie and I wiped down all of the walls, wiped up the blinds and vacuumed the carpet over and over.  We also wiped tons of dust off the ledges of the door and closet too, no wonder the child is sick!  My good friend gave us an air purifier and also a portable air conditioner (thanks Uncle Mike!) hopefully this will be a start to getting Nolan feeling better.  We are planning to paint the walls and also rearrange his room to give it a new look and a new bed to boot!  Anyone have a tempur pedic bed?  OMG, we went to check it out - it is the best bed.  The price will shock you.  I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has one or knows anything about it.
Okay, I've blabbed enough.  Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be sharing a few more projects that I made and some Hello Kitty nails.  I've got to stop this nail art kick - taking too much time! LOL!  Happy Easter to you!  Hope the Easter Bunny stops by your house to give you some treats!