Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What a surprise!

It's amazing what you find when you're not looking for it!  One of my friends contacted me today about making a small album for her as a gift for a friend.  So, I started surfing some of my favorite blogs to find a few examples of altered albums, just to give her some ideas of what we could to.  Well, long story short, I went to October Afternoon's blog and found this.  What a surprise!!  :)

Have a great day!


Friday, May 20, 2011

some lovely Etsy finds

TGIF!  I wanted to end the week with a short, whimsical post.  In addition to butterflies, I have a slight obsession with owls.  So, I thought that I would post a few photos of some of my fave Etsy finds from this week.  Here are some of the adorable little creatures that I found.

 Lou Lou by pinchface

 Belle the Sweethoot by Sweethoots

 chubby minky plush owl (Riley Blake) by aprilfoss

 Hooter the Owl by bedbuggs

mini owl plush magnet by vivikas

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hello. My name is Michelle, and I have a sweet tooth.

I wanted to take a moment to give a little plug for a locally-owned business in my area. I recently discovered the delicious-ness that is Rise 'N Roll Bakery.

(from their website) "Since Rise' N Roll opened its doors in 2001, this Amish bakery has produced the highest quality and tastiest baked goods. Buy for yourself or give as gifts. We offer a wide variety of products from which to choose."

They're not kidding - they have THE best doughnuts! My favorite is their cream-filled cinnamon caramel doughnut. They take their yummy plain doughnut, dip it in a caramel glaze, then roll it in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. And then, they fill it with a homemade cream that is actually closer to a light custard than a traditional cream filling. If that sounds a little too rich for you, they have a mini version (minus the cream) in the form of a doughnut hole. It literally melts in your mouth. They're a little piece of heaven!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

more Midnight Rooster reveals...

Here are the two layouts that I created using Midnight Rooster's May 2011 kit, Fairy Cottage.  You probably noticed that the first layout is missing a little something.  Well, the picture that I wanted to use - of Heather & me at the Kenny Chesney concert a couple of weeks ago - wouldn't load from the memory card to the computer.  Sometimes you just have to *love* technology, right?  The second layout was meant to be "photo free."  It's a list of some of my favorite childhood memories.  I loved playing with all of the embellishments in this month's kit.  Wonder where the "ONE" and "TEN" came from?  I cut apart some of the letters in the Studio Calico rub-ons, turning the days of the week into a couple of numbers.

Well, that's all I have for now.   Hope you're having a great week!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

some more Midnight Rooster yumminess

As promised, here are a couple more of my May projects for Midnight Rooster.  The first two pictures are of the outside and inside of card #2.  It folds like a matchbook.  Card #3 has lots of fun layers.

I'll be posting my two layouts within the next couple of days.  One just needs to have the picture added, and the other one needs to have the journaling strips added.  I hope to post at least one of them tomorrow night after I get home from teaching my card class at Pages In Time Forever.  I have had *so* much fun with this kit.  I'm sure that you will, too!  :) 


Friday, May 13, 2011

Fairy Cottage - Midnight Rooster's May 2011 kit

Thank you all for patiently waiting for me to post photos of the rest of my May projects.  In the meantime, please allow me to introduce you to Midnight Rooster's May 2011 kit, Fairy Cottage.  Isn't it just lovely?!  I think that this might be one of my favorite kits ever! <3 

I'll be taking some more pictures tonight, so be sure to come back later this weekend to see this month's full reveal!

Have a super weekend!!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Midnight Rooster partial reveal!

Well, I'm still plugging away on this month's Midnight Rooster projects.  The best-laid plans, right?  Here is the first of my projects for this month.  I absolutely LOVE all of the goodies that come in the Miscellany packet from October Afternoon's 5 & DIME line - just a little bit of the yumminess in this month's kit!  Here is a card that I created using just a few of those items.

I will continue to post my projects as I complete them, so stay tuned!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

And, we're LIVE!

WooHoo!! Midnight Rooster's new site is LIVE, and it is absolutely bea-u-ti-ful!! Steph Anne from Yellow Savvy Design did an incredible job of bringing Tobi's vision to life! I called it our "new" site, but the web address hasn't actually changed - just the format of the site.

And, we're going full-throttle, so there will soon be TONS of inspiration at your fingertips! Tobi has gotten the ball rolling with an adorable Mother's Day gift idea that she found on dandee designs blog. A-dor-a-ble!! (Make sure to check out her "projects" section for more super-duper cute gift ideas, too!)

I'll be posting some May project sneaks this weekend, so you'll want to stay tuned for those. Then, on Monday (the 9th), I will be posting a full reveal here and a partial reveal on MR's blog. Monday is my day on the MR blog, and I'm planning to squeeze in some other goodies, too! ;)

To all of you who are called "Mommy" and those who have a "Mommy," I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your families! <3