Friday, December 21, 2007


So, I've been trying to think of some really cool tag idea for my husbands gifts for his guys. We (I) put together a Movie Night in a Bag deal for 14 people. A bag of microwave popcorn, candy and a Blockbuster Gift Card. So, how to present it?
I'm all for the brown bag look this year so I put everything in brown lunch bags. After several days of nothing clever, I emailed Nora Griffin. She's the Queen of crafty, especially tags. Love her tags.

Her answer was simple: keep it simple. Movie theme = red and white stripes. So, I searched high and low for a cute lined stamp and found a cute Technique Tuesday stamp. I've had this in my stash for quite some time. With a little bit of embossing powder, I came up with this. Nothing special, but it works. And I ended up liking my simple but cute popcorn tubs.
Movie Night font is also a TT stamp. Thank you NORA!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Busy time of year.

I need to update my Gallery at the Store with my recent projects. So many of them laying around.
Its been a busy month. A trip to New York to see family, working on Christmas presents and making this the best first Christmas I can for the baby. Not only did we take him to New York, but we gorged ourselves. Its our yearly 'fill up on Italian pastries' trip. We hit the bakery almost everyday. We took a red eye flight and they first day my dad was at the bakery almost the second they opened. He bought what he called 'the starter kit' of pastries. Enough to get us through the first day. And the Entemans cakes! Oh my! They were stacked 5 high and 3 deep on the counter in my aunts kitchen! It was crazy. Now that I'm home, I'm eating bread and water to make up for it!

Then I had to bake the Christmas cookies and goodies for friends and family. Crazy! I'll post pictures of the finished product later. My dining room table is a mess. Nick got his first taste of fudge......

I've been working on Christmas presents for the family. I'm making everyone a little something this year. I found that Michelle Hills kits from Polka Dot Whimsy make some great gifts. If you've ever taken one of Michelles classes, you know her love of 'extras' or 'doodahs'. She searches out the perfect 'extras' for all of her kits and classes. She started her own Kit Club in September - one smart move! She's got an eye for cute stuff. I'm addicted! And since I can't get out and take classes like I used to, this is the perfect thing. Michelle Hill delivered to my house!

I'm addicted to mini albums. Here are some of the ones I'm giving away this year to some lucky family member - design courtesy of Michelle. I also made some of my own mini albums and those will be posted in a couple of days. I need to take more pictures, upload new product for the store, get the rest of the Christmas cards out etc. You know, its a busy time of year. I'm trying to get it all done today so I can enjoy the last week before Christmas.

One thing I've been dying to do (and I had the perfect photos sitting here for it) is lift this layout I saw on 2Peas. It was the Layout of the Day a few weeks ago. Awesome. Of course, I couldn't use pink for a boy, so I tweaked everything a little. I used the new Pageframes 12 inch antique frame, Prima Crystal Swirls, Scenic Route paper (worn lined paper by Scenic Route) and some chipboard embellishments by Lil Davis Designs. I chalked and glittered the stars and letters (both LDD). All embellishments are placed on the top side of the acrylic sheet while the paper and pictures are on the backside. I edged the acrylic sheet with light blue Stickles. I've got a collection of Stickles and other glitter glues that you wouldn't believe! I love that my little boy likes to cuddle. He'll cuddle with me under the down comforter in the morning when he wakes up and sometimes goes back to sleep.

Also, I used the smaller acrylic shapes from Pagesframes to create some ornaments for the family to commemorate the baby's first Christmas. I used glitter and Stickles on some of them and I embossed the rest. I used a 3 inch Marvy scalloped circle punch to punch out the picture of my little 'elf' and attached it to the center. Some of the acrylic shapes already have holes punched in the top, but some don't. You can use your trusty Crop-A-Dile to make the hole. (This is the best money I've ever spent on a tool.)

More to come later! I need to get the Pageframes items uploaded to the store.

Don't forget to add items to your Wishlist! Anyone can access your Wishlist and purchase items from there for you! Wouldn't that be the perfect gift! Orders can be shipped to you directly or to the person purchasing them for you. We also offer cute Gift Certificate holders. You have until Friday to request the Petal Envelopes for Gift Certificates. This should guarantee a Christmas delivery. A Stash Gift Certificate would make a perfect gift for you or someone you know!

Monday, September 24, 2007

The rest of our time in Vegas.....

was spent partying with other Kings fans before the Frozen Fury game on Saturday. I love the fact that Memory Trends was the same week so we only had to make one trip.
We missed this last year when we were in Europe and were supposed to miss it this year to be in Hawaii. With the business and the new baby, we stayed home.
So, what do the cool Kings fans look like?

Thats my friend Mandy in her Avs Suck jersey. She's been wearing that every year now. The Avs fans hate it.

And of course, there were about 3 Duck fans that felt the need to show up. Not sure why. We made them feel welcome. :) Actually, we didn't. :0

You can see more pictures HERE.

We took Nicholas to the Shark Reef at Mandalay. He made friends with the alligator.

And we had dinner at Hofbrauhaus - the annual get together for the Kings fans on Friday night. This year, the celebrity beer tapper was Neil Diamond. Yes, THE Neil Diamond. I thought he was an impersonator but this was the real thing. He had the entire place singing Sweet Caroline and standing on the tables with beer steins in hand.

Speaking of beer steins, my husband HAD to get the 34 oz Stein. This is German Beer so the alcohol content was just a tad bit higher than the American Beer. 6.5% to be exact. I had to drive back to the hotel.

Oh yeah..... WE WON!!!!!!!!!!

Dustin Brown scored the winning goal in the shootout. It was great to start the season with friends we've made at the games in the past. Frozen Fury is always the annual start of the season for us, even if it is a pre-season game. It has a playoff game atmosphere.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


We're off to Memory Trends in Las Vegas.

Remember to enter coupon code MT07 during checkout to save 20% off your order.

We'll be updating from Vegas with pictures of new product from the show!


Here is the King of Vegas on his very own Queen bed. He's ready for Memory Trends and the hockey game this weekend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Just because I own my own store, doesn't mean I'm not out there taking classes. I had a chance to take a class at a friends store a few weeks ago taught my Cheryl Mezzetti. She used the Honeydew and Teal papers from Creative Imaginations and the Brooke Peek-oh-Book.

Here is a quick shot of Cheryl's finished book -


Love the colors and the feel of this book. I've also designed my own Brooke Book using the Junkitz Extreme Boy line. This is a great little mini book with so many options. Each page has a pull out to hide more pictures or journaling. You can find the Brooke books and CI Papers in the Stash Store.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day!

To all the new Fathers and the old!

I'll be posting some layouts and cards later!
Lots of pictures to post.............

Okay, here are some pictures from this weekend. My mom was busy making cards with her Petaloo products. If you haven't used these, you need too. Very easy, elegant cards in a snap. You can get really creative with them or just leave them plain with flowers.

Monday, June 11, 2007


I've been on a roll lately. Trying to get some pictures scrapped that I've had printed for a few months. Got most of them on pages this weekend. Some need more work but here they are.....

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorable moments....

An old friend of the family got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. If anyone knows Stu Nahan, you know he's a total celebrity out here. For those of you who don't know him, he's been on the sports scene forever. He's a huge hockey fan (Kings fan), baseball fan etc. He's done radio and TV for so many years that he just knows EVERYONE! He's done movies (he's the announcer in the Rocky movies, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and more).

I love to read his little one page update in the Kings programs 'Stu Says' just to see what Stu will say about my team. He pretty much calls it like it is.

So, today, he got a star. We hiked up to Hollywood to see the ceremony which was very well done. Luc Robitaille was there. Pat Sajak was there. A lot of people were there to honor Stu.

I took this opportunity to get some contract negotiations in for the kid. Flash forward to 2026, I can hear it now......

"With their first round pick in the 2026 draft, the Los Angeles Kings chose..... (first name???) Weinstock." Thats right. My little hockey player drafted in 2026. :) I couldn't help myself.

Lots of funny stories and good memories.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Almost ready....

For the new addition.

I added a few more clothes to his closet this week. I've been shopping. Love to buy little clothes for the little boy. And one of the Design Team girls sent me a package with a cute sleeper, hat and more! Too cute. Thank you Emeline!

So, the furniture is now done. My FIL is in town and helped my husband put the last piece together this morning. Finally nice to have the room almost ready. I washed the sheets and made the bed this morning. Everything is put away from the shower. Now we just need to get some of those last minute things on the registry and we play the waiting game until July.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mothers Day

I celebrated my first Mothers Day. Not technically. Next year will be my first REAL Mothers Day. Can't wait.

I threw together some last minute cards using the new Amy Butler line from K&Co. Love these papers.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The nursery is painted....

and now we need the furniture. Should be here Monday. Can't wait to see what it looks like all put together.

My parents came over today and painted the room. My mom put the border up. Very cute. We went with Dunn Edwards paint. The color was 'Wasabe'. I just like saying it. Border is part of the Aloha Baby line from Lambs & Ivy. We even found a surfboard height chart that matches the set.