We just got home from getting our haircuts and dinner and the box from Clear Scraps was on my porch getting wet! Good news though, everything is fine inside and I will be mailing them out in the morning!!! I soooo wish I could have sent these ages ago but you will have them soon! They are packaged up REALLY nicely with all kinds of goodies in them AND and nice instruction sheet that printed up for you based on my notes to them on how I made the original.
I haven't recieved my Websters Pages stuff yet so once I get that, I will put together a sneak peek of the other kit!
I'm hoping tomorrow if Isabella is o.k. and can go to school (she had a fever yesterday and a little today) I can have a little "Kit Party" and some of my friends can come over to help and go to Barnes & Noble with me!! I have pictures to show you too!!!
Here's my little "Mail Center" that my hubby came up with:
So, do you get it??? Here's the deal... We wanted to build a "Mail Center" made of wood that would be 100 slots similar in size to these "slots" where I could assemble all the kits. We asked a friend if he could make one and he sketched something out and said it would be around $400-600 dollars! I know he would have made a KILLER Mail Center but I didn't really want to spend that much on it and I was worried about the size and weight of something that big and how or where I would store it when it wasn't in use. So... my dear hubby came home that night and was asking me some questions about how I do the kits and as we were talking he took a USPS box, opened it and said what if.... (and I finished the thought he was having)... you could stack these USPS boxes on top of eachother and make YOUR OWN MAIL CENTER FOR FREE!!! OH MY STARS!! So, I ordered about 200 boxes (and just an FYI... They trippled my order and I have about 600 boxes) and last night I opened about 60 of them and started seeing if they would stack on eachother or not. Much to my pleasure, they did stack and just to make them a little more secure, I taped each row of 10 together down the back side for more stability! Is that cool or what???? My plan is to assemble the kits in the boxes and then after they are all assembled, I'll just start taking them out one by one and put them in ziploc baggies! That's what I'm hoping my friends are up for tomorrow! pretty please :)))) Then I'll set up another 60 and do it all over again! I'd really like to have room for about 150 kits so I could do it all at once but I don't have room for two tables there. It still is my guest bedroom and I need to have room for guests... But I'm sooo excited about this and it's going to make it so much easier and a TON less messier in my house!
Let see... what else... Oh.... I don't have the pictures of Isabella from yesterday yet... they were on my iPhone and I haven't done anything with them yet...
But, I did start decorating for Christmas!!! Just a little.... Here's my first little area in the house:
This is a little table as you walk into the family room that I just put the sleigh arrangement I made a couple years ago and my paper Christmas tree. I figured since we weren't doing the HUGE Thanksgiving get together at my house this year (kinda yeah, kinda sad) I'd take down the Fall stuff and just start a little early on the Christmas! My girls have been bugging me for a while since they can't wait to decorate... So, maybe this weekend we'll get some more out and have fun!
I wanted to lastly show you some more examples from my Design Team for this month! I've really had so much fun checking my mail this month for more DT work and this is what I've gotten this week so far:
This is a fun and colorful layout by Christy Sprueill! I would have never thought to put the blue with it but it really makes it "pop" ! Way to go Christy!
This cute "tussie mussie" if from Debra Famularo! Isn't it just FABULOUS!!! She's my glitzy altered art girl! It totally reminded me of my mom and her LOVE of tussie mussies! I think my mom made about 20 of these last Christmas and sold them at a craft show. She gave me about 6 of them to put around my house last hear so I will have to get them out and show you! In fact, Debra inspired me sooo much that I'm making one right now with the December kit and I'll show you as soon as I get it done!
Now... are you ready to see some things she made with the DECEMBER KITS??
Is this vintage cute or what???
And this is from the other December kit!!! She just had a few things from it and added the pink paper but isn't it adorable??
Thanks Debra for letting us see some "Sneak peeks'" from the December kits!