Friday, October 16, 2009


It's Friday, and I am ready for the weekend.  I'm amazed at how fast October is flying by.  It's my favorite time of year - but so busy!  Today is my Mom's 70th birthday!!  Wednesday was my Dad's 70th Birthday!  There are about 6 more family birthdays coming up - including my oldest daughter and Husband.  Whew - I don't know why I don't plan ahead and get more prepared in September...I seem to forget how crazy it can get when you add in all the day to day life stuff too.  AND THEN HALLOWEEN & the costume drama.  :O)

Here is a picture of my lovely Mom, who is a huge help to us:
(not sure what that crazy look on Ella's face is all about!)

And a here is my Dad:
(he's talking, so not the best picture-he looks kind of mad - but he wasn't!)

Hard to believe they are both 70!  They don't seem 70.  I think 70 is the new 50.  I'm hoping 40 is the new 25 - 'cuz I'm there soon.

And........on a crafty note.  Here are some new tags in the SHOP.  I'm done with Halloween now.  Moving on..........maybe some  Thanksgiving/Fall.   Or I might jump right to Christmas.  Hmmmmmmmm.

Well, Have a wonderful weekend.  We're heading to a big Dim Sum lunch tomorrow with my husband's side of the family for combined birthday celebration for October babies.  Hoping not to eat anything too crazy - one year someone ordered chicken feet to be funny.  GAG!

Be Well~

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Have you heard?  Today is "World Card Making Day". 
In honor of this, I whipped up these  3 mini holiday cards. 

All are 3"x3" and have a little folded flower on the front.  It's hard to see in the picture, but all the flower edges have been lightly glittered along with the white center circle.  They have an old world feel.  I think I might make more to add to all my Christmas packages!

Happy Saturday.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sill in France

October Hellos to you! 
Are you ready for Fall?  I think I am.  I love this time of year - and all of the fun crafty things there are to do.  Too many ideas - NEVER enough time. :)  Here are a couple of pictures from my Paris tag making spree from earlier in the week.  You can find them here in my shop. I love making grab bags of them.  I have loved grab bags since I was little.  Must be the thrill of the unknown?


Well, my time here is up.

This little missy is on my lap and thinks she can type.  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Feeling French


All of the sudden I was feeling the Paris kick again.  I have been working on Halloween, and needed a break.   Here are a few new things that you can find in the SHOP.   I'm really feeling like getting into Christmas - so, keep your eyes out for that soon.

I have also been hoarding fabric like there's no tomorrow - and trying to figure out what I'll be making with it all.  I used to be a paper hoarder - now it's spilling over into fabric.  Yikes!  I'm running out of places to stash it all. ;)

What do you hoard???????????????


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Halloween in the Shop!

Happy Sunday!
Just a quickie post to show a few new tags & such that went into MY SHOP this morning:

Have a wonderful Sunday~
XO Linda

Friday, September 11, 2009

Shopping Tote Makeover

I decided to try to jazz up a new "earth friendly" shopping tote that I picked up for 99 cents this week. My intention was to use it as Malia's soccer bag for toting the ball, water bottle, camera, snacks, etc. We were using one from IKEA, but it was super tall, my arm could barely reach the bottom, and it is made out of tarp-like plastic that is really noisy and crinkly. I felt like everyone could hear me each time I got something out of the bag! is the before:

And here is the after:

I had an audience (Alex & Malia) while i was sewing - had a couple of little mishaps, but overall it came out pretty good and was easy (except for when I accidentally sewed the bottom into the side - then tore a little hole in the bag trying to get the super-tight-stitches out).
Here she is with her new bag. She picked out the fabric from some different ones I picked up. I actually bought 2 different ones with her in mind, but she chose this one. I was shocked - there is NO PINK!
Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time to Play

Happy Saturday!

The weather has turned here and today is rainy and gloomy. I'm not ready for Summer to be all the way over...sun, please come back.

I picked up these fun Halloween treats for myself last week. Hopefully I'll get some time over the next couple of days to create some new tags & cards for my Etsy shop. I really don't need new supplies, but I just love seeing all the fun displays and shop ideas. It always makes me want to run home and start creating things. But in reality, I never get to run home and start getting crafty - that has to wait until the 3 kiddos are in bed. Can anyone relate??

So..........I'm off to get something started before I start breakfast. :)
Have a great day.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Fabric - Had to Share

Isn't this the cutest? Not sure what I'm going to use it for.......but thought it was too cute to pass up! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Is it Ever Going to Come?? seems like the first day of school is NEVER going to get here! :) It's still another week away, and I'm not sure if I'm going to make it. We have had a great Summer up until this past week. I know this sounds awful - but my kids, well 2 out of 3, are starting to drive me nuts!! The fighting and bickering is at an all time high. I think we are all ready for school to start! Anyone else feel this way??

On a crafty note, I did manage to finish a few new cards for my shop. Here are a couple of peeks. The tree one is so much prettier in person. I am tempted to keep it ;) - but I won't.

Well, I have a quiet house, laundry to put away, our picnic bag from our lunch at the park to put away, and some fresh coffee waiting for me. Yes, it's almost 4:30 in the afternoon, but I needs me some energy!

Happy Tuesday~

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This & That

Well, it's Wednesday and only 2 out of 3 kiddos are home tonight. Little Alex is spending the night with Grandma. :) He's my early riser, so I'm hoping for either sleeping in or waking early to a quiet house. Not sure which I will choose if my other 2 actually sleep in! :) I think they will without my "loud talker" here.

I have been trying to get my ETSY shop up and running again. I had to put it on hold for a few months earlier in the year. Baby #3 really took a toll on my productivity! She's now 1 and we are finding our rhythm once again. Yippeee!! I had a little time today to put a few new things in the shop. I have so many things started from over the past months - now it's "what was I doing here?" as I run across them. Hopefully I'll pull it together and get them D-O-N-E! I'm a good project starter. ha ha.

As I was working today, I caught my assistant taking a break:

Of course she assumes when the camera comes out it's for her. She did want to say hi to ya'll.

Well, I just wanted to say hello. Have a good night. I need to make a "money holder" for Alex - we went to the fabric store and picked out some boy fabric (monster trucks -- funny I hadn't stocked up on that one - LOL!), so I really should have it ready and waiting for when he gets home tomorrow.

Bye for now~

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Where Have I Been? anybody out there? I don't blame you if you're not! :)
I had to take a little break from my Etsy shop to focus on life and the kids. My littlest one is now a "free-roamer", so no more sitting in the swing while I craft. Dang!
I have been trying to fit some "play time for mom" into the day, and here is a little of what I've been working on:

I almost feel like starting Halloween and Christmas stay tuned for those.
Have a great day.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Soon I will Be Here.........

A quick hello to check in. My poor little Etsy Shop has been neglected these past few months. Life has taken over full force! Sometimes I feel like my life is more out of control than other people with if they have it all together and I am constantly spinning. Are my kids more wild than others? I have felt "one step forward, two steps back" for awhile now.
Anyway, my hubby and I are getting ready to take our FIRST VACATION ever WITHOUT KIDS! He won a trip from his work, so we are heading to GRAND CAYMAN! I have always wanted to go there, wanted to for our honeymoon 9 years ago, but it was pretty spendy. I teeter between being excited and being so fearful and sad that we are leaving our kids for what seems like forever. Anyone know what I mean? The preparation to be gone is exhausting!
I remember 10 years ago, getting ready for a vacation meant shopping for cute clothes, tanning, working out and going on a diet. Now, NONE of those things have happened. Funny what a difference kids make. I'll be the one on the beach looking like an out of style M-O-M!! ;)

Okay, I have a million things to do. I'll be back -hopefully!

XO - Linda

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crazy Mixed Up Flowers

Blog Greetings to you!

Here is a little something I whipped up the other night while watching some late night t.v. after the kiddos finally fell asleep. We are going through a rough sleeping least I hope it's a phase. I keep telling myself it will pass. ;)
I haven't decided what to do with these yet, but had to take a picture to share. I have a problem with starting a million projects, then not finishing them.............I get sidetracked with new ideas. I drive myself crazy!

Well, that's all I have for now. I'm hoping to have some new things in my Etsy shop soon. I have been trying to get some personal scrapbooking done too. I need more hours in the day. Or for the kids to sleep better! Ha ha.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Monday, February 16, 2009

A Fun Blog Giveaway!

Hello Friends~
I stumbled across a fun blog that is having a yummy crafty giveaway!

You can visit her blog HERE to enter.

Take a look at what is up for grabs:

Have a wonderful day! Stay tuned for Spring & Easter goodies hitting POSH PAISLEY soon. :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SALE in the Shop!

Hello Friends -
Still in need of Valentine Goodies? Posh Paisley is having a little Valentine Sale!
Go check it out! ;)
Have a wonderful day....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Have You Seen These???

Happy February! I had to share these super cute buttons I stumbled upon the other day. I think I need to have them - I keep thinking about them. :) She makes them all by hand - I'm amazed!

You can find them in this cute Etsy Shop: TESSA ANN and she is even from my home state of Oregon. Woo hoo! You can also check out her blog:

Starting tomorrow, Feb 2nd, she is offering a "Button of the Month" club for 3 months.

And here are a couple of things you may need from my shop: POSH PAISLEY STUDIO

New goodies will be hitting the shop in the coming week.
Stay tuned...............

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Valentine Tags, Cards, & Cuteness

Hi, Hello, and Hola!

I hope this post finds you happy & healthy in 2009.

I am doing well, family is great & the kids are growing like crazy!! I'm working on new things for THE SHOP........and these fun things can be found there now:

Hope you all have lots o' love coming your way!