Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Don't Worry...Be Happy!!

In 1988 when this song was popular, I was going through a very rough time emotionally.  This song became my motto. I was so obsessed that I bought a big smiley-face t-shirt with the song title and earrings to match.  Whenever I was feeling lonely and blue I would play this song (very loudly) on my stereo and sing and dance around in my apartment. Pretty soon I would start to feel better, although I'm sure my neighbor's probably thought I was crazy.

I no longer have the shirt or earrings, I guess I got rid of them when things started getting better in my life.  A couple of years ago I found a cute Be Happy button, and I bought it without knowing what I was going to do with it.  Today I watched Cool 2 Craft's live show and Candace made a lovely bracelet from her grandmother's vintage buttons.  I have a lot of vintage buttons, but none of them would work for what I wanted to make, so I pulled out my "bright" button jar and came across my Be Happy button.  My button has found a home at last and I again have something to wear if I ever feel the need to dance around the house again...lol.

Here's my new "Be Happy, Don't Worry" Bracelet
:-D  It Makes me Happy  :-D
:-D  I hope this post makes you happy too  :-D

Monday, March 7, 2011

We have a winner!!

I had such a fun time participating in the Operation Write Home's Bunny Hop this weekend.  Such a talented group of ladies participated! I enjoyed every minute of the hop and I hope you did too.

I want to thank everyone that visited my blog and all the "love" you left for me in the comments.  Thank you as well to those that are now following me.  I hope you will come back often for a visit.  I'm going to be posting another project this evening, but I didn't get it done in time for this post and I know you're waiting to find out who won.
So, without further delay, the winner is......

#38 Linda, who said:

The Stamper's Touch said...
Oh what a lovely card!!! Such wonderful springy colors!!!


Congratulations Linda!! You will have 48 hours to contact me with your mailing info.  If I don't hear from you I will be choosing another winner on Wednesday @ 5pmCST. You didn't leave an email address so I will be hoppin' on over to your blog to leave you a comment.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Bunny Hop!

This is my first time to participate in Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps Bunny Hop.  I'm a little nervous and excited all at the same time..lol.

First, I want to tell you about Operation Write Home (OWH).  It is an awesome organization that supports our Armed Forces by sending them blank handmade greeting cards which they use to write home to family and friends.  Where do they get these handmade greeting cards? Volunteer cardmakers all over the United States, and even other countries, make them and send them to one of OWH's shippers. All types of cardmakers participate, from beginning to advanced, and they can send only a few cards at a time or boxes full of them!! There are deadlines for certain holidays, but you can also send all-occasion cards at any time. Upcoming holiday deadlines are Easter - March 18th, and Mother’s Day - March 31st. Please check out the guidelines as well...some are very important for the safety of our heroes (i.e. no glitter).

If you live in the Shreveport/Bossier area, please consider joining me next Wednesday to make cards for OWH. This is something I want to do on a monthly basis, so if your up to the task and would like to participate please send me a note to scrappinheaven@yahoo.com. I figure there have to be a few military wives and families over at Barksdale AFB that would love to join in. So please help me spread the word :-)

Now, on to the card I made for the hop:
Stampin' Up! products:
So Saffron Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
Oval All Stamp Set
Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Homemade Glimmer Spray (Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo)
Scallop Oval Extra Large punch
1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large punch
Floral Frenzy Classy Brass Embossing template (retired)

Non SU products:
White 7/8" wired satin ribbon (non-SU)
Stickles - Cotton Candy

Now on to the fun stuff, I know you've been waiting :-) 
I will be giving away this retired Stampin' Up! set, Wonderful Woodcuts, to one lucky winner on Monday, March 7th @ 5pm CST!

To win please leave a comment answering the following question...What is your favorite Sale-A-Bration set?  Also, please consider following my blog using your favorite social media link in the left sidebar.  Following is not required but is appreciated :-)  Also, don't forget to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.  I will give the winner 48 hours to respond to my email before I move on and draw another name.

I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Hop on down the bunny trail to Angela's blog at Midnight Crafting 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blog Candy Alert and OWH Bunny Hop!!

I'm participating in this year's OWH Bunny Hop on Saturday, March 5th. Come back this Saturday to find out how to win this retired stamp set from Stampin' Up. The Wonderful Woodcuts set is from the 2002 Sale-a-Bration Mini Catalog.

Want to join in on the fun? The OWH Bunny Hop sign up ends today at noon so hurry up and click on the bunny to sign up! I am getting my own post ready and looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to share.