Ladybug Layouts Weekend Retreat

2011 Retreat Dates

June 3-5 (CANCELLED due to location issues)
October 21-23, December 2-4 (BOTH CANCELLED due to family committments)

Monday, January 31, 2011

How wonderful does CHA look!!!!!!

I was lucky enough to spend some time over the weekend perusing some of the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show unveilings.  OMG, what GREAT stuff!!!!!!

Tuesday I will have to buckle down...... AND Wednesday!  LOL

Friday, January 28, 2011


Okay, this week is NOT going as planned.

Work has been CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday Craft Night turned into shopping at Michaels night.  Some great deals and fun, but not very productive.

Wednesday Craft Night was cancelled and I did NOTHING and don't even feel guilty about it.

Yesterday I had an appointment after work and then stopped at the mall.  Lucky me, I found the boots I wanted on sale, and then I found some much needed clothes at one of my favorite stores.  Turned out to be my best day all week.

But I wonder what today will hold.

TGIF...... Happy Friday!!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday Craft Night

Okay, so Craft Night was not very crafty but I did go to Michaels with my cousin and we purchased a bunch of grab bags for $2.00 each!!!!

Some good stuff and AWESOME deals!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today's Tip! - Just GOOD Ideas

  • Running out of ideas?  Check out magazines or catalogs.  There are plenty of ideas here, including colors, patterns, even layouts.  Such a great source of inspiration!!!!
  • In baby scrapbooks, include labels from formula, baby food, cereal, etc.
  • Save your scraps.  The can be used to mat a photo, create an embellishment, or even make photo corners by cutting them in half diagonally
  • Take your child's shirt or favorite blanket to the copy store and make a color copy (on acid free paper). You can use it as personalized background paper.

Crafting Tuesday

It's Tuesday and tonight is Craft Night.  Fun!!!!  What shall I work on?  Need some ideas!

What are YOU working on?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday!!!!

What a Wonderful Weekend!!!!!  Happpy Monday, All!

Had a WONDERFUL time at my Sister's Weekend!  Lots of laughs, lots of fun, and some good times!  So tired today!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hello, Thursday!

Busy day!  Work, then appointment, then home stuff/packing for a weekend away with my sister!  What fun we will have!!!!

Okay, so last night was not all that productive for me.  But I had fun, and got to play with Baby Zoey!!!  :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Hump Day

Ah.... Wednesday, the halfway point.

I didn't do any crafts last night but did get caught up on a couple of things.  Tonight is another Craft Night and this time I will work on a project or two.

So looking forward to it!!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Good Morning, it's Craft Night Tonight.... shall I?

Hope you all have a GREAT day.  It's Craft Night tonight but my Craftin' Cousin is in Mexico.  Perhaps I'll still go down and work on some canvases.  Or maybe I'll make something else.......  I haven't decided yet.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday!!!!!

Oh, Friday..... I have missed you so....  Welcome back!

My plan for tomorrow morning.... sleep in.  Other than that, some house stuff, paperwork, and some crafts.

Last night I attended the finale of Victoria Idol and, while I am no where near an expert in the field of music and, admittedly, did not attend any of the events leading up to the finale, but were the judges in the room?

Really?  12 "finalists"?  One should never have made it that far and, while the other 11 were good, I think the top 3 were really the top 2 and maybe number 5 or 6.

Oh well, I was disappointed last year, and again this year.  Don't think I'll be back to watch... but, never say never!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine's Day

Is anyone planning projects yet?

Anyone willing to share their plans?

Happy Thursday!!!!!!

Alas, no crafting for me tonight for it's VICTORIA IDOL NIGHT!!!!!

So looking forward to a night at the Royal Theatre and seeing "my girl", Ashley singing in the finale!!!

But have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Cricut Cartridges

I got TWO and, even though the were advertised in the flyer at $16.99, the were only $14.99!!!!!!!

I got "Paisley" and "Simply Sweet". Can't pass up THAT kind of deal!!!!!!

-- Denise

Friday, January 7, 2011

Michaels Coupons

-- Denise

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