Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meet My Newest Friend!

Every year there is a Southern Women's Show that comes to Charlotte NC, and I usually go with my Mom. It gives us a much needed afternoon to talk, catch up and just hang out together. I really enjoy this time with her.... well.... this year... my daughter wanted to go. They did have a craft area this year and turns out my daughter did actually enjoy this ALL DAY trip. (she is 6, I really didn't see it going as good as it actually did)
So as we are cruising the isles of goodies for women... we did a complete HALT in the middle of a busy thoroughfare, because....
there stood....
in cardboard form, was....
Justin Beiber!!!!!!!
Yes... I know.. this could be considered Illegal. But who cares! He is just so dang cute! And I did let the kid get her picture with him also:
Gracie was a little more reserved with herself.

Good Times at the Southern Women's Show.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

MemoryWorks "Life's Celebrations" Blog Hop sponsored by Simple Stories

Welcome to the MemoryWorks Blog Hop sponsored by Simple Stories!!
You are in for a real treat today... TeamWorks members got to choose which of the 4 new Simple Stories Collections ( Baby Steps, Happy Days, Generations, 25 Days of Christmas) they wanted to showcase for the Blog Hop. I chose the Baby Steps Collection. I usually gravitate toward bright and bold colors, but I just LOVE the antique look of Baby Steps.
I hope you enjoy my projects, and if you like.. follow my blog and leave a comment! One lucky commentor/follower will win a small prize, make sure somewhere in your comment you put the words 'MemoryWorks Rocks!"!! hehehe!

Now on with the Hop!

Here is a gift bag and accordion card, for a baby shower or birthday:
They are a little hard to see, so here are a couple of close ups.

I discovered paper fortune cookies on the 'For the love of paper' blog by Kimberly Crawford, and loved them! I thought they would make such a cute little extra gift at a baby shower. With a few special sentiments hidden inside of each! Pretty cute HuH! Here is a link to Kimberly's Fortune cookies and her tutorial:

A layout of my Family... before ME!

I've been wanting to preserve this little handmade sweater and hat that my daughter wore when she was born. And I thought that the Baby Steps collection was perfect! This sweater was actually given to my MIL when my husband was born (before they new he was a he). Then she gave it to me when my Gracie was born. What an heirloom!

Thanks for checking out my projects, I hope you enjoyed! In addition to the little prize that I will be giving away, a prize will be given to one lucky commenter (from all the blogs along the hop). The more blogs you comment on the better odds to win!

Now hop on over to the next blog on the list:

To order any of the fabulous products that you've seen here, please go to :

Happy Hopping!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Come join me and some of the other MemoryWorks TeamWorks members for another wonderful Blog Hop! This go round we are showcasing 'Life's Celebrations'. All of the TeamWorks members will be posting projects using one (or more) of the NEW Simple Stories collections. Check each of them out here:

So join me this Thursday, 10/6, and hop your way through the list below.... and who knows, you may just win a PRIZE!!!!!!!!! So leave plenty of comments, and don't forget to follow each of the blogs. Happy Hopping!

5. Susan (
13. Sarah J (

Also, the new Fall MemoryWorks Catalog is out!! Want to check out all of the great new products? Well, here's the link to that:

See Ya'll Thursday!