Two Chicks March Kit Projects!

Hi all!!!! I still have a few spots left for the Spring Retreat! Check out all the details here!

Today I was finally able to work on the Two Chicks March Kit which shipped last Friday, but still available!!!

For my first project, you need a little back story. Faith was born on Feb 3. On her first Valentine’s Day, at barely 2 weeks old, Scott got her one pink rose! So the tradition continued each year with this year her receiving 6 pink roses for Valentine’s Day! After the roses died, she was upset! I decided to make her something that would use the same vase but wouldn’t die! Finally a reason to use the paper globe tutorial I got a Michaels over a year ago! LOL! I went a step further, documented my steps and put it in my tutorial section!

Here it is! The Paper Globe Topiary using the March Kit, lots of buttons (and a left over tag from the February kit!)

I also did a couple of layouts and these too have a back story! In looking through my scrapbook pages for the past year I noticed one person is missing. ME! LOL. I set out to photograph myself with the kids. I made myself a promise, no matter how awful I think I look, no matter how horrible my face is broken out or if I have on no makeup I will use the photos! So with one eye closed here are my latest layouts using the March kit!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Scrapbook Retreat, Georgia, April 8-11 2010

Are you going to be there????  I am!  I am stocked that the retreat is right around the corner!  I have 3 (maybe 4) spots left open!  There are details in the blog post below, so be sure to check it out!  You would have a blast!!!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Blog Candy from Two Chicks and Retreat!!!

Hello!  I still have a few retreat spots left (7 to be exact, seems Spring Break is that week in GA).  Look here for retreat info!  I would love to have you!!!

And last week I was proud to included as a new design team member for Two Chicks Designs.  The Chick-a-dee blog (dt) is up and going today and chief chick Christie is giving away prizes!  Check out the blog! And while there take a look around! There are some fabulous ideas and a place to sign up for the kit club right there on the blog!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Rocking headbands!

My friend Kim and I were at a Scrapbook Expo in Kansas City when I met her friend Sandee and Sandee’s sister!  Sandee is fab!  Like picture the most stylish person you know and multiply by 5 oh and add about a gazillion laughs!  That is Sandee!  While there she was knitting these fabulous flowers.  Well she turned those fab flowers into even more fabulous headbands! I ordered a couple and now can’t wait to order more! I feel so cheeky when I’m wearing it!  So sassy!  Check out her site and tell her I sent ya!

The picture isn’t that great, but I have short arms!  LOL!

Happy Scrappy
Mandie

It’s a Beautiful Day!

Do you ever have one of those days where you think, “this is like every music video of the perfect day”?  I do.  LOL.  I love music video!  My favorite is Daniel Powters, “Bad Day“. My Faith can sing every word of that song and has been able to since she was a small child! The memory that girl possesses!

So back to current times. Drew and I drove my little sister Amiee and her family to the airport a couple of weeks ago. We spent the day in Tallahassee (which is 3 hours away) shopping and having a good time. About the time I am finding some fabulous sales at World’s Market he gets impatient and tells me “Momma, stop spending Daddy’s money!” Swear! It was too funny! So I promise him a McDonald’s ice cream cone if he is patient. So he sits back without a further word! Ice cream is a rare commodity at our house!

Jump ahead an hour and we are driving down the interstate, listening to a cd my friend Kim gave me for my birthday. U2’s Beautiful Day came on! I am driving down the road, sun roof open, radio blaring, my kid covered in ice cream, dancing in his car seat, smiling for all the world to see. And I knew: It’s a beautiful day! One of those days you wish would never end!! Even now writing about it, I miss it! My beautiful day!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Retreat!!!!

Alright everyone! I have six spots I really, really need to fill! It will be so much fun! There will be classes, fun games and all the cropping you can stand!!

(from a previous post: just a reminder!!)

Edit to Add: The original deposit due date was Feb. 1st but since that has past, the deposit will be due as soon as possible! THank you!!!

WOW! Can you believe it time already???? It’s Retreat Time!!! Wahoo!!! I went to the retreat house site and was like Oh NO! All the dates but one was taken in my time frame, so I grabbed it up! So, the Spring Retreat will be April 8-11, 2010! Are you excited? I am! All the details are below! It is based on a first come, first serve. So get signed up!!!
Croppin Time

April 8-11, 2010 • Temple, GA
Retreat includes:
• 9 meals! Lunch and Dinner Thursday , Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday and Brunch on Sunday.
• 3 nights of lodging! 2600 sq ft. split level home fully renovated for complete scrapbook fun. Each room is themed
• Goodies Bag! More goodies than you could hope and chances to win lots more!
• Classes! I do not want to overwhelm you with lots of classes since we came to crop our pants off, so I’m only offering two classes, but they are great classes! These classes can be paid for when you pay the remainder of your trip. And I’m sure we’ll be using some Rusty Pickle goodies!!!
• Non-stop cropping! You will get 4 feet of cropping space along with a black leather-rolling chair and Tag Along drink holder/trash bag.
• Games and Contests! Come prepared for bingo, scrabble words and much more on Saturday night!!!! The grand prize for Bingo is 1/2 off your next Retreat!
• Chocolate, Candy & oh did I mention Chocolate?!! Unlimited chocolate and candy all weekend.
All of this can be yours for $150! I do need a down payment of $50 by Feb. 1, 2009 (so due as soon as you can!) with the final payment due March 13, 2010!
Please feel free to pass this along to your friends as I have 6 spots left!
Also, scroll back up to the very top and look to the right. See the Email Subscription button. Please sign up for email subscription and get signed up for the scrapbook retreat! If you have any more questions, please feel free to email me!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Excuse the mess

Hi guys!  Please excuse my blog as I attempt to make it pretty!  I swear I design Typepad blogs and Blogger blogs and nothing is as hard as this stupid WordPress!  The CSS is much more confusing than Typepad’s basic that I build from.  And if I didn’t love my little catagories at the top so much I would just switch to Blogger (can’t afford Typepad!).  UGH!  Just frustrated and so tired of searching the internet.  But oh well.  We will preserver!  Hopefully by tomorrow I will have the last few bugs figured out!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie