Tuesday, August 27, 2013

We Have an Orpington in the House

Yes, we have a new addition to the Suprinski Farm. Her name is Nugget and she is a Buff Orpington. This is a photo of her outside my scrap room waiting patiently to come inside. She wants to be where ever you are. I just love her. Kids are back in school and with that, the closing of my second tag swap is nearing. This has been a successful and really fun adventure. Thank you to my fellow scrappers, Carol, Donna, Jennifer, Adriana, Christine Erin and new commers Alice and Maria for continuing on. As the tags are coming in on this last week of the swap, I'm truly amazed at the level of creativity, you all inspire me for the next one. With that said, our next set of tags will be due to me on November 1st. Will will then pick it back up after the holidays with those being due on March 1st 2014. As many of you know, I'm looking forward to attending Mega Meet in 2014 in Novi, Michigan. I extend an invitation to all of you! The more the merrier. I look forward to posting our creations in the coming week. Congratulations, again, to Donna for being the recipient of a $25.00 gift certificate to Oh My Crafts for being the first swapper to turn in her tags to me! Whoo Hoo...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Game's Barn Decorations for Fair

A BIG THANK YOU!  To my friend Angie at the Shabby Scrapper in AG for making these adorable pig and 4-H clover decorations for Enzo and Game. I love, love them! She sells on ETSY. Check her out or stop by the store!

A Long Awaited Remodel of My Scrapbook Room

When Duain and I first purchased this home, I didn't not want to jump in and decorate my new scrap room. Simply, because I had no idea how I wanted it and was to worried about just making the move to even think about decorations, schemes, colors etc. Well, after almost six years it was time to do a make over. Thanks to my talented and very organized friend Paula, she brought my room into what I had always envisioned it to be. "A place of reflection of the things I have accomplished, and yet to conquer."  After four days of  paiting and two trips to Lowe's, I have a beautiful new room. I seem to be spending alot more time in there and cant wait to host a "Break it In" crop complete with wine and food. Here are some photos of the transformation. I still have a few odds and ends to finish up. Paula, you have been a blessing, thank you for my beautiful Scrap Rack Cover and matching Cricut Cover. Not to mention the countless hours you spent helping me over the last week. I truly appreciate our friendship. Last but not least, to Duain, my hubby, for the new paint and blinds and trusting Paula and I with colors and painting.

Second Thursday of the Month Class with Betty Guthrie

In order to keep me motivated and the creative juices flowing, I have joined a monthly scrap group at my friend Betty's home. We meet from 2-5 p.m. the second Thursday of the month and she helps us create beautiful projects and cards. I have really enjoyed participating and look forward to this time every month. Here is what we completed yesterday. I especially loved making the Happy Birthday card with the spinning/sliding wheel (Its two pennies stuck together).

1st Tag Swap Completed!

I'm very excited to report I have completed my first tag swap. All tags were mailed out this week and I could not be happier. I had 99% participation with only one flaker. I'm sooooo looking forward to doing the next one. Get busy creating. The next set of tags are due September 1st. I will email the group and see who wants to continue so I have a correct amount. Thank you to my 11 ladies who participaed. I did the tag which had the burlap and rose titled: LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. I have to toot my own horn a little bit. I had made each rose out of vellum paper and spray dyed it. Now, for those who know me, this was way out of my comfort zone. I did feel proud of my accomplishement  and love the way they turned out. Each one was uniquely different. I truly loved the tags and was really excited to receive them. Here is a preview of what was submitted. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Miami Heat Bring Light to My Dark Week

Well tonight is a great night. My Heat defeated the Bulls to win the series and advance into the semi-finals. I really needed them to win and give me hope in the wake of a series of defeats this past week. My hubby is in the hospital battling Cellulitis in his leg and just discovered he has diabetes. My sons pig, Game, had to have a abscess lanced and now has a hurt leg. I have a close friend who is going through a rough patch also. So, this win tonight was my light at the end of a dark tunnel. I'm a huge LeBron James fan and tonight, he did not let me down. Whoo Hoo! Go Heat!

Now on a scrappin note.... Congratulations to Donna Vorachek, she was the first person in our swap to mail me her tags. She will be receiving a $25.00 gift certificate to Oh My Crafts.Com. Thanks Donna and I love the tags and goodies. I'm getting so excited to see them all. Don't forget to include the return postage.

Yours in Scrappin,


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tag Swap Sneak Peek...

Ok ladies in the tag swap. I'm so excited... I just had to share a sneak peek of the tag I'm creating. It's far from being completed. Enjoy the snip it!