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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Birthday Boy!

On Easter Sunday my furbaby Jackson turned 9 years old.  To celebrate his big day I made him a party hat.  (My husband is a NASCAR fan so I decided to make Jackson a checkered flag hat and use my husband's favorite driver's colors for the pom poms.)  I couldn't find any checkered flag paper in my local craft stores, so I cut strips of black and white card stock and did a basket weave pattern like they taught us in grade school!  It worked and my Jackson had a custom party hat, which he couldn't wait to take off! LOL!

What an Honor!!!

I am so honored to have received yet another blog award.  Thank you so much to Lori at http://www.craftinblind.blogspot.com/ for passing this award along to me.  Lori is a great talent and if you haven't checked out her work, rush on over to her blog now.

The rules for the Stylish Blogger Award are:
1.  Thank the person who gave the award, and link back to their blog.
2.  Share 8 things about myself.
3.  Pass this award to 8 individuals who I have recently discovered. 
4.  Leave a comment so they can pass on the recognition

So thank you again Lori for being so kind.

Now for 8 things about me:
  1. I have worked for the same law firm in New York City 30 years. (I started here when I was 5 years old! LOL!!)
  2. I love crossword puzzles.
  3. I cherish quiet time -- just me and my thoughts.
  4. I enjoy shopping!
  5. I must have my morning coffee (and a cup or two during the day).
  6. I love to write and have been working on a novel for a while now.
  7. I sing in my car.
  8. I'm always happy to make new friends!
Here are the 8 blogs that I've recently discovered


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I have been honored with the Versatile Blogger award by Deborah from http://www.scrappybeads.blogspot.com/.  You absolutely must go visit her blog.  She has some truly amazing projects.  Thank you so much Deborah!  The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are to tell 7 things about yourself and honor 15 bloggers with the award.  Well here are 7 things about me.
  1. Over the years I have tried many different types of craft projects.  I didn't really focus on paper crafting till I started a scrapbook to honor the memory of my sweet little furbaby Erin.  Once I started scrapbooking, I was totally hooked on all forms of paper crafting!
  2. I love to cook and bake. 
  3. I'm addicted to shoes!!! 
  4. I enjoy reading.  I think hardcovered books are treasures. 
  5. I'm not great with all the new technology. 
  6. I prefer music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s to the most of music that is out today.
  7. I'm so happy to have met so many talented, wonderful people through my love of crafting!
Now here are the 15 fabulous blogs that you have to check out.  You will be amazed by all their work.  Enjoy!

Thank you again to Deborah for honoring me with this award. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Baby Shower Centerpiece

We are having a baby shower for one of the women I work with and I was asked to help with the decorations.  So, using different techniques and tips I've learned from visiting so many wonderful blogs and websites, I decided to try to design a baby carriage.  It will be the centerpiece on the table and I'm going to fill it with individually wrapped, decorated cookies that the guests can take after the shower.  (Since it is an office party there won't be that many guests so I'm sure there will be plenty of room for all the cookies.)  The patterned paper I used was from Basic Grey, the white and brown card stock was from my stash, the lace is a promotional item from AC Moore and the ribbon is from Michaels (the kind that is usually 2 or 3 spools for a dollar).  Underneath is a block of styrofoam to keep it from rolling.

I'd love to hear what you think about my project.  Leave me a comment and give me your views.  
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Paula