Thursday, May 19, 2011

i heart digital scrapbooking...

...with my background I'm surprised I have tried it before! Here's my first attempt, I really liked making it!













Although I miss the tactile joy of traditional scrapbooking, the digital version is much quicker and forgiving! You'll definitely see more of these from me....

Monday, May 9, 2011

a new business venture....

So, what's new around here? I'm joining Madison Handbags as a sales consultant and very excited about it!

It's a company that lets you design your own handbag through home parties (a la Tupperware, but cooler). You choose the style, fabric - outside and in, and hardware. Where else can you get a purse custom made by you?

I'd been looking for a new business opportunity, when I was asked by one of the moms at my daughter's school to come to a "purse party". I almost didn't go, but am glad I did! One look and I was hooked (I have a bit of handbag addiction). You get a night out with the gals and an amazing purse! The styles and fabrics are plentiful and diverse, there's something for everyone. I haven't been able to stop talking about it!

So if anyone in the tri-state area would like to host a party, let me know! I think you'll be as impressed as I was!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

you may have noticed...

I've changed the theme of my blog. While I still LOVE scrapbooking, I was finding that my posts and interests were broader than a scrapbooking blog, so I've decided to branch out and I hope you will all come along for the ride! There will still be scrapbooking, don't fret. But there will be much more as well! Stay tuned...

Friday, April 29, 2011

summer's calling me....

...and I'm answering big time!

I don't know if it's the warm weather finally breaking through in New York, but I'm craving big bright colors and bold patterns right now in a major way!!

I just received the Crate and Barrel outdoor catalog and LOVE the patterns and colors they're got going on, especially the Marimekko collection!!

Words can't express so here are my favorites...







































Thank God I have no money or I'd have enough pillows to choke a horse right now! LOL!

What about you? Where are you seeing patterns that make you swoon?

Monday, April 25, 2011

yippee!!!

I've been pretty preoccupied with a trip to the in-laws and Easter, plus my husband's birthday, so I haven't been able to post for a while (what else is new).

I have big news, at least in Sebbyland. I made a sale!!! I finally made a sale on Esty. The Emily Dickenson Hope Bird print ( which I admit is one of my favorites).

I must admit I was starting to doubt myself a bit, having opened shop a over a month without one. I have lots of views and even some folks who have added me to their favorites or their Showcases, but not a single sale! I'm very excited and renewed in my faith in Etsy. Let's hope it's the first of many!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

some great wedding ideas!

I went to a wonderful wedding this past month (yes, I'm just getting to write about it now, I'm so lame) and had to share some of the ingenious and new (at least to me) ideas the bride and groom used.

First to give credit where it's due...the lovely bride Gina and handsome groom Chris on their big day...

I only wish I had taken a camera so you could see the great little touches they had throughout!

First, instead of flowers on the tables they used Edible Arrangements. They are so yummy and practical, if you haven't had them, they're a fruit basket made to look like a bouquet. We were eating the "centerpiece" all night, it was a big hit!

They had a black and white wedding - the bridesmaids were in black gowns, and looked lovely. The groomsmen also in black and white (the groom wore Converse - I wish I had too) . All the favors and paper goods were black and white.

I had a black and white wedding too (so long ago), and am a little envious of this one....black and white cookies for wedding favors. I know, not such a big deal, but I just really liked the idea (and the cookies).

And for the last great little thing...instead of disposable cameras on the tables (OK, now I'm really aging myself) a little card with a Snapfish account and login to upload the guest's photos . How smart is that! To be fair, we didn't have Snapfish when we were getting married, but I wish we had!

Well that's all for now! See you all later!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

wow, has it been that long?

I guess time does fly when you're having fun!! A little update on my life lately, my youngest Emily just turned 1 year old this past month, can you believe it!?! She's starting to walk and is getting tooth # 4, so she's growing by leaps and bounds (so exciting for her and bittersweet for her momma).

And her big sister is keeping us busy too. Now that potty training boot camp is finally over I feel like I can breath again!

In honor of Emily's birthday, I thought I'd post some photos of her birthday celebration! Some of the ideas are borrowed (I'll try to credit the originals where I can) and some are my own. The whole idea for the circus theme came from two blog posts I saw a while ago by little.lovely and designmom. Two super amazing blogs for kids parties in particular and kids stuff in general!!! Seriously, if you're a mom, check them out!






















The invitation is pretty much stolen straight from the party on designmom. But, I think I did it justice.

I made the circus tent pull pinata from scratch-that was an adventure, but I think it turned out well. Funny, all that work and it's destroyed in 2 seconds flat!

And, what circus party is complete without popcorn, balloon animals and a ringmaster? My niece Alexis dressed up and was our Mistress of Ceremonies.

We had a circus parade after the birthday song and cake time (for which the birthday girl cried). The kids had noise makers, clown noses and silly glasses to parade around in to get all the sugar highs out of their system (great trick for transitioning to an after-party mellower mood- if you can tolerate 15 minutes of pure chaos). All in all, lots of fun was had!

One last note! I'm not usually one for self-promotion, but I have finally gotten around to officially opening my Etsy shop, so stop by and take a look at some of the stuff I've been making!