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Archive for August, 2008

Super cute Backpack

Posted by emileehathaway on August 24, 2008


I saw this and totally fell in love!  I knew that I wanted to make one and with school just starting I thought … How appropriate.

Sorry, no scrapbook Sunday … I am hoping to have something fun for next week.  I have been REALLY, REALLY bad at SS, but with the summer drawing to a close, I will probably be spending more time inside and thus more time in my craft room.

See you tomorrow!

stamps:  None
Paper: Ruby Red, SU DP
Ink:  Silver gel pen
Goodies: primas, velcro and ribbon


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Flower Fancy

Posted by emileehathaway on August 23, 2008

I am absolutely enamored with all the new fun stuff I have to play with!! 😉

When I saw this set I loved it, but wasn’t sure if I was going to get it or not, but I ended up getting it and it was definitely the right move.  LOVE IT!  I only used two stamps out of the Flower Fancy Set, but can’t wait to use more.  And all you hostesses out there … The sentiment is one of the hostess sets and it is super awesome!  It is another one of my favorites, but that’s not really too partial because just about everything is my new favorite!  🙂

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Best Yet 
Paper: Bella Rose, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red 
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette 
Goodies:  Ribbon, Punches, Sponging

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Can you say RIP OFF?

Posted by emileehathaway on August 22, 2008

Holy Cow, so I went to buy a new cable for my camera … a simple USB cable to download my pictures.  It was $21.99!!!  I was shocked!  I couldn’t believe it, the salesman was trying to convince me that you have to pay for the work to be done and it takes like an hour to make and I was like … “Cut the crap dude, I used to work for an aircraft manufacturer, these cables take less than a minute to make, it’s one cable with 2 connectors.  It takes longer to measure the 6 feet of cable than it does to put the connectors on.  I’ve made cables like this, so don’t try to convince me that it’s worth 22 bucks.  It’s not, but I don’t have a choice, I have to have the cable so Oh Well for me.”

What kind of an idiot does he think I am?   Some people!  🙂

Well on to happier things!  Here is one of the cards that I have been having so much fun making.  It was seriously like Christmas when I received my order!  The first time I saw this set I knew I HAD to have it.  There was no maybe, I absolutely HAD to have it!  So here it is, what do you think?  I hate to say stuff like this, but I LOVE it!  I think it turned out super cute!  It makes me feel like I think so highly of myself, when I totally don’t, I just create whatever comes to mind.

Thanks for Looking!

Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  Afternoon Tea, Choc Chip, Soft Sky
Ink:  Choc Chip
Goodies:  Ribbon, Punches, My cricut cut out the scallop squares

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I’m Losing My MIND!

Posted by emileehathaway on August 20, 2008

Sorry for not posting for so long, I have LOTS and LOTS and LOTS to show you!  I got my huge order and have just been having SO much fun!  But you are never going to believe this … well maybe you will … I have lost the input chord for my camera that downloads the pictures to my computer.  I know I had it a couple of days ago, but I cannot find it!  It is driving me crazy!  As soon as I find it or tomorrow I’ll just go buy one, I’ll post some of the new fun stuff that I’ve made!

Take care!

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Where has she been?

Posted by emileehathaway on August 13, 2008

I know you all are sitting at home waiting and watching my blog with baited breath 🙂 wondering where I am … and all I have to say for myself is … watching the OLYMPICS!

So, watching the Olympics is a HUGE deal at my house if I could watch every single event I probably would.  Thank goodness for cable I can watch a good majority.  I remember when I was a kid hanging out in front of the TV for 2 solid weeks while they were on.  Normally I am not a huge sports watcher, just baseball here and there and then the playoffs, but for some reason I am ADDICTED to the Olympics everytime the team (or individual) that I was rooting for does well or wins the race it just brings tears to my eyes.  I get so excited for them!  They have worked so hard there and even though I don’t even know them I am filled with excitement and joy for them.  I know … you think I’m retarded!  That’s OK.  I still love ya!  P.S. Micheal Phelps is my new Hero!

So, I am hoping to get some stuff made and posted in the next day or so, but I’ll be out of town for the weekend so I am totally going to try to get a post off before I leave, if not I’ll post next Monday 🙂

Have a Super day!

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And to my Surprise …

Posted by emileehathaway on August 6, 2008

I went out this morning to run a couple of errands, most importantly to get my hair cut and colored 🙂 but when I came home look what was on my front steps!!!!


I was so excited I forgot to unpack everything from my car and instantly tore open the box and had a little seat on the couch and began to browse!  HOLY COW LADIES!!!  There are some pretty stinkin’ cute things in this new catalog.  Yesterday’t title was called Sneak Peaks and here are some more for you!  Here are a couple of pictures that I have taken of the catalog to let you see a couple of new set and some of my new favorites.


Look how pretty the front cover is!  I love the scalloped edge! 


Here are some of my favorite stamp sets.

Look at all the new punches … I totally have to have the Scalloped square and curly square punch!

And the paper … you know I am a sucker for paper! 

Ok … so back to couch to drool some more … So much for getting anything else around the house done.  It can totally wait until tomorrow!

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Sneak Peak

Posted by emileehathaway on August 5, 2008

This week has been full of sneak peaks so I thought I would let me ladies in a sneak peak of their own.  Here is a card we are going to be making for club this week.  I have seen this fold before but never tried it so I thought it would be fun … and it was!

Sorry I have been missing for the last couple of days and no Scrapbook sunday, but things have been worse than crazy!  From club to craft fair prep to church work to house stuff … You know what I’m talking about!  I am hoping things will sssssslllllllllloooooowwwwwwwww down, and soon!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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BIG NEWS from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by emileehathaway on August 1, 2008

 image copyright Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up has just announced their brand spankin’ new product line!  It’s the BIG SHOT — the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin’ Up! The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing–it’s a big deal!

Now I am a HUGE fan of die cutting machines … I hate to have to cut anything out!  I have the Cricut and the Cuttlebug and a SO SO SO excited about the Big Shot!

So if anyone is interested leave a comment or send me an email and get you as much information as I have!

Don’t forget … New Catalogs will be coming out SOON.  My have already shipped and are on their way to my house now!  If you would like a catalog, let me know and I’ll save you one!

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Craft Fair

Posted by emileehathaway on August 1, 2008

Sorry I have been gone for a couple of days … I have been getting ready for a craft fair I am going to.

Here is a sneak peak of what I will be selling.  The 4 card “Card packs” will sell for $5.00.  Would you pay $5.00 for 4 handmade cards and envelopes?

Thanks for looking!

Tart and Tangy Card Pack
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Warm Words
Paper: WW, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Goodies: Punches, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folders

Hi and Hello Card Pack
Stamps: Hi and Hello
Paper: WW, Kraft, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi DP
Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi DP
Goodies: Punches, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folders

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