Tuesday, April 27, 2010

{A Tutti Fruiti Mini}

When Diana sent me her Tutti Fruiti sneak peak, I couldn’t wait to see more. Well, when she sent me her completed project, I was very pleased. How cute is this mini album?!

Diana MiniDiana used the Cherry-Oh Cherries, Strawberry Fields Labels, Watermelon Patch Journaling Spots, Strawberry Fields Stickers, Watermelon Patch Stickers, and Watermelon Patch Labels

Here’s some close ups:
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You can see more of Diana’s & the other team’s projects in the Flickr group. If you have projects using items from The Shop, become a member and add them. You never know, you might even be featured here too!


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Monday, April 26, 2010

{A Full Weekend}

Normally, I have busy weekends but this one was exhausting! It started out with a trip downtown after work to pick up hubby’s race packet. We totally forgot about all the things that were going on this weekend….the Art’s Festival, OKC Thunder Playoffs, and the OKC National Memorial Marathon to name a few. Needless to say, we spent 30 minutes trying to find a place to park and another 15 walking to the place we needed to go. Oh yeah, and I was wearing heels too because when we left downtown, we were headed to a Sunday School party. I. Was. Not. A. Happy. Camper.

Saturday, was a birthday party and dinner with family (my grandpa was in town). Saturday, I actually took some pictures.

Here’s the birthday girl and her Mom & Dad.Family of 3-WMDo you think these two are related?  :)
DeeAnn&Chayse-WM  Love this shot of my Dad & nephew.

After a carb loaded dinner with family Saturday night, we got up at 4am Sunday morning to head back downtown so hubby could run his first 5K at the OKC Memorial Marathon. I was so proud of him! He and all the other runners/walkers totally inspired me to participate in the next one (although I may have to start out doing the Kid’s race. LOL)

Isn’t he a cutie?!

If you haven’t visited the OKC Bombing Memorial, I highly recommend it. Every time I go, I am deeply moved. There are just no words to explain the feelings you get when you walk through it.
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So, there’s my weekend in a nutshell. I’m so glad I took off work today….not doing much except laundry.

Hope everyone has a great week! Come back tomorrow because I will be revealing Diana’s Tutti Fruiti project!


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

{A Walk in the Park}

Yesterday, the hubs and I went to the park to run (actually, he runs and I walk). Since I now seem to be obsessed with my camera, it went with me (that sucker is heavy!). Now, remember back to Monday’s post when I talked about shooting in manual mode? Well, I used manual here too……….and learned an important lesson. You must check your ISO before shooting or your pics will come out overexposed (I had it set at 2000! Mental note: Always pay attention to the details)! Any who, some of the pics turned out ok but I ended up having to do a little bit of editing.

When I started my walk, it was pretty sunny. I love this first shot of the sun coming through the tree. Love the starburst affect that I managed to get!

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Then it got cloudy.

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When I got home, I went out into our field and snapped some pics of the Indian Paint Brushes before they got mowed down. They come up every year and I love the color it adds to our landscape but unfortunately, they are considered weeds so they get mowed down.  :(

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Ok, so that’s my little show & tell. Have any questions, tips, suggestions? I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment or shoot me an email!


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

{Wordless Wednesday}

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Monday, April 19, 2010


Can I just say how much I love my customers? I have the nicest & sweetest customers. They (you) are so good to me. Check out some of my products with their corresponding I’ve received recently:

Watermelon-Labels1-0 An A+ Seller.....love these colors.....lots of cool and neat "stuff" in this store.....you're going to love it!

Strawberry-stickersFast shipping. Wonderful follow-up. Super cute stickers! Would happily order again!

Glitter-Trees1 I love these tress.....they are sure to brighten my cards!

White-on-Kraft-Bracket-Jour I love these tags! Thanks for doing this custom order for me. I know I asked for something you didn't already carry! You came through perfectly! Thank you!!


You see what I mean? I just want to let anyone, who has ever purchased from me, know that I greatly appreciate you!


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

{Manual Mode}

Since I got my Nikon D5000 camera at Christmas, I’ve been wanting to try to learn how to take better pictures. Through some research, I learned that the best way to take better pictures is to get off auto mode and be in control of your settings. Up until last weekend, I had trouble comprehending the basics (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) Well, last weekend I purchased the Get Me Off of Auto Photography eBook on Designer Digitals and let me tell you, I totally get it now….well, not totally, but I’m definitely on my way.

Yesterday, I decided to play around with my camera (in between cleaning spurts) and got a little courage to try manual mode.
2010 04 16_1583 copy How cool is this?! It was gloomy & rainy outside but look how great the lighting is in this pic!

Here’s a macro shot: 
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Then I decided to try a product pic (working on pics of my products for the shop seems to be a continuing & evolving process). 
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I cannot believe the lighting in this photo. For 3+ years I have never been able to get the lighting this great and the color this accurate in pics without a little bit of tweaking. By the way, all these photos are unedited (except for the last one where I did a little bit of cropping).

You can bet that I will be shooting more & more in manual mode from now on!

Are you a photographer (professional or amateur)? Do you have a favorite mode or settings that you shoot with? Let me know, I’d love to hear!


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

{Tutti Fruiti Winner!}

Sorry this is a little late. I got on a cleaning kick and didn’t want to stop. LOL

Ok, for the winner….I wrote everyone’s name on a list & numbered them (If you had more than one entry, your name was put on the list for each entry). Then I wrote the numbers on tiny pieces of paper and had my cutie patootie, AKA Cowgirl, niece draw a number.


And the winner is……………………………………………………………………………………………

Heidi said... wow this stuff is super cute!!!!

Congrats Heidi! Click on the Contact button up top and send me your addy.


Thanks everyone for stopping by the blog to check out all the Tutti Fruiti stuff! It’s all still available in the shop so come on by and pick some up for yourself!

Happy Crafting!!


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Monday, April 12, 2010

{Tutti Fruiti Madness!}

Ok, so this is coming a little later than I wanted but this girl desperately needed a nap when she got home from work! I woke up this morning feeling like I hadn’t slept at all. Don’t you hate that?

I am sooooo excited to show you the projects the DT girls came up with using my Tutti Fruiti embellishments so get ready, there’s a lot to see…..and a surprise at the end!

First, lets start with Susan. Check out this “Couture” layout. I love how she mixed the patterns!Susan-Hot LO

And check out what she did to the fruit! She made them stand out by adding a little sparkle with glitter!
Susan-Kitty Close upSusan-Hot Close up(Products used: Strawberry Fields File Tabs; Pint of Cherries; Watermelon Patch Stickers; Strawberry Fields Stickers; Strawberry Fields Journal Spots)

And check out this banner that she made using all the Tags from the Tutti Fruiti Line! How cute would this be hanging in your house for summer decor?!Susan-Banner1

Ok, now how cute is this layout by Tessa? I love how she used the Watermelon stickers to make a banner for her title. And did you notice that she used the cherries as a mask for her background?Tessa-Because of You LO
(Products used:  Cherry-Oh Tags; Strawberry Fields Tags; Watermelon Patch Tags; Cherry-Oh File Tabs; Watermelon Patch Stickers)

Check this out.
Tessa-Because-of-You-Close-Can you see that she fringed the edges of the tags? CA-UTE! Oh, and look how she used a glitter flock on the green parts of the fruit! *sigh* I never would have thought of that!

Tessa also made this card using the Pint of Cherries and one of the Cherry-Oh Journal Spots. I love me some aqua & red!!
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Ok, now for Diana. She’s working on something that I know is going to be super cute because she sent me this sneak peek earlier today.
Diana Sneak Peek Ooooooo, I can’t wait to see the rest!

Ok, so now that you’ve seen what my lovies can do, I want to give you a chance to use some Tutti Fruiti stuff and show off your projects too!

Drum roll, please……………………………………………………………………………………………


One lucky winner will receive an assortment of goodies from the Tutti Fruiti collection. You have 3 ways to enter:
1. Comment on this post. (1 entry)
2. Become a fan on Facebook (1 entry)
3. Make a purchase from The Shop. (2 entries – Be sure to put FRUIT in the Message to Seller)

*Edited* Winner will be announced on Friday!

Be sure to check out the Flickr group for more ideas from the DTeam lovies!

Good luck & Happy Crafting!!
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My lovely DT girls have outdone themselves yet again using the Tutti Fruiti products. Reveal to come later today so check back this evening to see what they've done!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

{Wordless Wednesday #7}

April showers bring May flowers.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

{Ruffles I’d Wear}

My style tends to be a little plain. I never really wear really girly things but I’ve found some ruffles on Etsy that I would totally wear.

Layered ruffle dressOrange Ruffle ShirtGrey Ruffle ShirtGrey Ruffle DressBlack Ruffle DressShoes

Happy Monday!


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Friday, April 2, 2010

{Last Minute Easter Decor}

Are you like me and sometimes wait until the last minute to decorate for the holidays? Well, Easter is this Sunday so if you haven’t decorated yet, check out these printable options found on Etsy. (click on the pics to visit each shop)

BasketParty PackUtensil PocketEgg HoldersTreasure HuntCandy Stickers

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!


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