Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Fun Little Vacation

I had a very dear friend come down from Colorado on Thursday just to take a bit of a break, I dropped her off at the airport this morning.  Miss her already….We had so little time to see and do all I wanted to show her in my craft room, but I did get to share all of you with her, she wasn’t real sure what a blog was……silly girl! :):)

We went out a couple of times but not for long in this heat…here is my stash…..

On sale for 2.50 each at Kirklands…


I LOVE paper straws!!! There were from the 4th of July…..

We went to JoAnn's and I normally do not buy scrapbook paper there, as I love my lines I buy at the scrapbook stores….but this was just too cute, very reasonable and I think it will make a cute little book, I have someone in mind for it already….





Up close….I love the cardboard embellishments, have a real weakness for them!
















Isn’t it cute?  Fun fall  colors…..

Some sweet little tapes from Martha….


We went to Michaels and they had there little teacher display….

So……time to change some borders!  POLKA DOTS!!!!!  And Red!



They also had it in bright blue, fun green and yellow all with these sweet white polka dots….I went looking for some doilies that Sweet Bee talked about but could not find them…..but this made me happy…:)

In the mail……

Guess what I am doing with these?????


Here is a hint….


Sweet little bird clips…..


Bird Clips can be found at under

Dci Bird Clips, Set Of 16, Assorted Colors

One of my favorite magazines…..



A wonderful vintage scrapbook full of my kind of cards….I went through and got what I wanted and gave the rest to Meri…


A while ago, I bought this wonderful frame from Lindsey from Two Crazy Crafters…..I made a copy of a favorite photo of my Mom and taped it in……


Isn’t this just perfection??????  This is on my dresser in my bedroom, I whisper “Good Night Mom” every night….:)  Thank you Lindsey for giving me the perfect frame to hold my sweet Mom!

Thanks for stopping in…..I suppose you notice no photos of my and my friend????  Weight issues on both sides and just not comfortable with it…but the memories are in my heart where they never leave….:)  And last but definitely not least, A fun gift from Cheryl, she knows how I love these Christmas tags….


I am seeing these used on some fun Christmas banners…:)


Charlotte said...

Love the scrapbook papers. i don't scrapbook (yet!) but i love looking at the beautiful papers. I haven't heard of this magazine but I'm going to check it out. Stay cool!

My Vintage Mending said...

I am in love with your mail goodies. Irmi, yo yo's vintage images and a sweet magazine. Never mind my favorite bird clips. It looks like fun! Glad you had a great visit. Smiles...Renee

vivian said...

loving all the goodies and wanting to make something!! Glad you had a good time with your friend. girltime is the best time! I'm just home from a weekend with my mom, three aunts and a couple cousins! Havent laughed that hard in a long time!
have a great week!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Lots of cute thigs here! Love the Martha tape and the yo-yos! It's so funny how those birdie clips seem to breed from blog to blog around here!!! lol They're the perfect thing for us!

vintage grey said...

Lovin' your scrapbooks and sweet gifts! The vintage cards are so adorable, and have some cute images!! Have a great evening! xo Heather

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh my goodness! YO YOs! That will make the most adorable lampshade ever! What a great idea! You have lots of crafting in front of you! You must be hunkering down for another heat wave there!


Perfectly Printed said...

It's fun to have a friend come visit!! Love all your scrapbooking papers...but I especially like your yo-yo's..can't wait to see the finished product!


Anonymous said...

What a bunch of cute stuff! I haven't shopped in weeks... sigh. soon- soon.

★Carol★ said...

Sounds like you and your friend had a great time, Sandy! Love all of the goodies that you picked up too. I'm always so tempted to buy all of the cute scrapbooking stuff, but I stink at paper crafting! Can't wait to see that lampshade. It's going to be SO cute!

E said...

Fun girl time is always nice. Love the lamp it will be really cute with the yo-yo's Have you seen Simple Stories scrap paper, "Summer Fresh", I think you'd like it. I bought it for my "collection" :) Elaine

Fran said...

What a great deal you got on those stripey straws! Sounds like you and your friend had a wonderful time together. What a lovely tribute to your Mom; when I read that you whisper "good night, Mom" to her every night--so sweet, so devoted, it brought tears to my eyes. :) Fran

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Sandy, where did you get the paper tape by Martha Joanns? It is darling and I can think of a hundred things I can do with it. Love all of your fun.

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

One more question...what do you use the teacher borders for? Would love to see. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Hi Sandy, I can't wait to see the polka dot border in your craft room! May I ask where the bird clips come from. I have been seeing them a lot, and would love to use them as well. Sounds like you had such a fun time with your friend. I have relatives coming to visit for a horse show this weekend. Know you love horses! Take care, Elizabeth

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for stopping by with your well wishes on Emily's twins. We're so excited.
I'm so happy you had a good visit from your friend. I loved looking at all the goodies you shared with us here...ADORABLE!!!
And that photo of your mother is precious!!!! I love what you did with it in that frame.
Take care,
Mary Lou

Jeannie Marie said...

That will be such a cute lampshade! How clever! Happy Rednesday!


Fun straws!!! Nice paper finds and birdie clips??!! COOL!! Yo-yo's and the frame for your Mom's picture is perfect! You have been BUSY!!
I see E asked where you got the birdie clips...I'm interested too!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a lot of fun goodies you got! Look forward to seeing all the things you make.

Happy Rednesday!

Chenille Cottage said...

I just love your Rednesday photo...and, at first glance I thought those were gumdrops!
Smiles, my friend!

Diane Mars said...

First off.. yes we are trading Banners... and 2nd stop making the weight issue a reason not to share pictures of yourself! My banners will not be exactly alike each a little unique. I sure do love all the fun goodies you picked up at Michaels... very cool inspiration. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Diane

Artful Gathering said...

Sandy, I love your blog! Cute to say the least! I too love Mary Jane's magazines and books. She is amazing.
I am following you now and hope to go back and read some of your past posts. We like a lot of the same things. Funny I think...
Dawn from Wisconsin


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