Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teachers, We Appreciate You!

The end of the school year is drawing near. Only 11 more days... Every year around this time I try to think of something creative and original to give to the wonderful teachers who have given to my child all year long!

Here's what I have come up with this year...

Chicken wire apple baskets filled with saltwater taffy and a personal card from my child that reads: "Thank you Ms. Rayburn for being so sweet!"

Up for auction on ebay, I have listed another unique Teacher's gift and will be adding a few more this week.
{If you would like to go directly to the Auction, Click Here!} 

Also listed on Ebay right now is this super cute Baby Girl Album!
{If you would like to take a peek at more photos and the live auction please Click Here!}

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

And the winner is........

And the winner of my blog candy is.........
{drum roll please}


Congratulations Trudi! When you get a chance please email me your address so that I can send your goodies to you!! (

Thank you to every single person who hopped along this week!

Also, please remember to check the TWAG facebook page for the winner of all those beautiful tags!! Good luck!!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mom's Day! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Working Artist Group May Blog Hop

Welcome to The Working Artist Group's first Blog Hop!
We are so happy you decided to join us.

For our first hop we have 6 designers sharing their talent with you - each of whom has designed a gorgeous handmade tag for one lucky winner! For a chance to win all six tags, all you have to do is hop to each persons blog on the list below and leave a comment. Be sure to comment at each persons blog as this increases your chances to win!! For an extra entry, become a fan of our Facebook page listed at the bottom of the hop!

Here is a picture of the tag I designed for our grand prize winner:


Additionally, each designer has some extra goodies they will be giving away! For my blog candy, I am giving away:

  • 1 - Tag Book/Album
  • 5 - Metal Charms
  • 2 - Vintage Pearl Flowers
  • 1 - Prima "Say it with Pearls"
  • 1 pk - 2 Prima Lg Fabric Flowers
  • 1 pk - Pink Pasislee Artisan Elements Ornaments

In order to win my candy I would love for you to leave a brief comment and become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already).

The winner will be announced Friday, May 6th on TWAG's FB page and through follow up blog posts. Please make sure you provide an email address or other way of contact when you leave a comment!

So thank you so much for supporting TWAG's first blog hop!

Have fun and happy hopping! :)

Mary Hamer (pieces-of-home)
Samantha Shade (shade82900)
Margaret Persinger (304maggs61)
Cathy Garcia (cat2jona)
Kim Edwards (scrappychicbykim)
Kim Hoffman (anniegetyourgluegun)

Don't forget to visit TWAG's Facebook page and become a FAN! :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Time = Busy Time!

It's been WAY too long since I've posted! Spring time has wisked me away with baseball season, pretty walks with the baby, house buying plans and paperwork and scrapbooking whenever it's not pretty outside.

Since I posted last, I was asked to become a member of a wonderful group of ladies on  ebay called The Working Artist Group! I excitedly accept the invite and am loving being a part of this amazing group of girls! It's even more fun than I imagined it would be!

To view my current ebay listings... click here please. :)

Happy Monday Everyone!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bingo anyone?

Wanted to share with you the latest album I just finished. This 5 1/2 x 7 altered chipboard album is a Bingo Album from Jenni Bowlin. Love this vintage look! I might have to grab another one for myself! :)

If you like what you see and want to see more and/or place a bid... 

Thanks for looking! :)

Happy Wednesday!!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What to put those candies in...

Happy Tuesday! :)
So I found these cute containers at the Dollar Tree... and this is what I made of it to give as a gift for a special family in Alabama. {which must remain secret until delivered} :)

Can't wait to get this wrapped up and shipped off! :)

Also, today the auction ends on my 12 Month Paper Bag Album and as always, I will be listing my newest album this evening. I can't wait to share it with you!!!! The album I have been working on all week is NOT a paper bag album... it's chipboard. A change for me... but it turned out super cute!

Have a great Tuesday!!!!! ♥

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2 kinds of treats :)

Treat #1:
Yesterday I got my package I have been waiting for! Hooray! Here is a picture of my wonderful new goodies! Already got some time last night to start my new album! Can't wait to work on it some more today! :)

Treat #2:
I had some time last night to work on our Valentine Treats for friends and teachers. They turned out so cute and yummy! Now to get to making the containers they will be presented in...

These little sweeties are so easy to make!!!

Block of Almond Bark
Bag of Pretzels
Favorite M&Ms

  • Place unbroken pretzels in rows on wax paper.
  • Heat 1/2 a block of Almond Bark in a microwave safe bowl for 1 1/2 mins on high in the microwave.
  • Stir and drop small amounts on approx. 10 pretzel centers.
  • Place an M&M on each center pressing down slightly. {make sure the "m" is face up}
  • Let cool and eat! :)

Getting ready for my boys to be home early today!
They are getting out of school early today due to snow possibly coming to Houston!
Yippeeeee! :)

Have a great Thur. everyone!