Saturday, October 23, 2010

November's "Poker Face" and all moved in!

Just a quick check in to let you all that I did not get buried under a TON of moving boxes!! Seriously it was insane the amount of boxes that I left out for the garbage man this last week! To their credit they took them all. Being the slightly compulsive person that I am, I could not quit until everything was unpacked and put away - and I am happy to say that as of today that is the case! A few little bits of rearranging and we are totally settled! I LOVE this house and every day I find another reason that I love it even more! It's the little things like the big drawer in the kitchen that I have for the zip lock bags and plastic wrap, it's just so convenient :) or how quiet the dish washer is, seriously you have to put your ear to it to hear if it is running! I don't have pictures yet as we still need to have a few things finished up, especially the tile back splash in the kitchen. And yes I know I still have not posted the pictures from Greece I promised, life has just been busy! But I feel like I am finally getting close to a normal routine. I do however have some great sneak peek pictures of the fabulous November Cocoa Daisy kit "Poker Face", I am going to dig into this kit tomorrow :)

This is the HUGE doily stamp that Kim Watson designed exclusively for Cocoa Daisy and will be in each kit:

And a couple of sneaks of the add-ons:

We are also going to offer a special project kit "Countdown to Christmas" that you can use to record your December musings. Both Ronda and I will be creating examples using this kit. Here is a little teeny tiny peek at that:

Thats it for now! Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cocoa Daisy October kit and quick randomness!

First the VERY GOOD NEWS - We got our new house this week!! It's been a very busy week to say the least. After almost 24 hours of airports and flying I finally made it home from Mykonos Sunday night at 2am. Sadly my luggage did not. I am happy to report that unlike the flight to Mykonos in which I passed out in the aisle of the plane, I made it home without incident. I was up right away Monday morning at 7am to discover I had two sick little boys. Honestly after having been away from them for so long I didn't mind that they had to stay home from school. Then after a little more stress about my closing we finally did close on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of the week has been an absolute blur of sick little boys, jet lag, catching up on everything and getting started on making our new house OURS. Today was the really big push-painting, painting, painting....did I mention painting? But it is looking wonderful! The entire house needed to be painted due to some poor attempts at painting from the previous owner (no offense intended). We had so many people helping move and paint today, I am so blessed to have such a wonderful group of family and friends! I think another week or so and we should be moved in. I promise pictures when it's all done. I know a lot of you are waiting to hear about my trip to Greece and to see more of the amazing things that I saw while I was there and I am hoping to post all that tomorrow.

For now though here is a look at the fab October Cocoa Daisy kit "Happy Day" the perfect blend of colors that make me think of a blue skied fall day.

I love that this kit has an exclusive stamp AND those cute little bird tickets were made just for the Cocoa Daisy October kit as well!

Here is what I created using the kit:

We have the Tim Holtz tiny attacher as one of the add-ons this month and I LOVE THAT LITTLE TOOL! You can see a demo on how to use it here.

Thats it for tonight! Hope you all have a great weekend ;0)