Monday, March 31, 2008

Sweet Spring

Don't you like the sound of that? If you are like me, Spring could not get here fast enough so that is why I decided to name this month's kit, Sweet Spring. I love the cool colors (blue, green, and brown) and the adorable chipboard birds and the XL flowers. Here is a pic...and many of you guessed correctly...Wendy Sue Anderson is the guest designer for this kit. Congratulations to Heidi, who was the first to guess correctly! Email me your address at info(at) and I will get your goodies sent out to you. :)

Here are the full images of the projects whipped up from the super talented and sweet Wendy:

That's all for today. Just wanted to give you guys a preview of the kit. It is ready for sale at the bakery now! Hope everyone had a wonderful Monday. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Name that Guest Designer

So nice to be back to blogging. I took a little break because I have been horribly sick with the flu bug/sinus infection. Feeling much like myself again today. Being sick makes you realize how much of your health you take for granted. Feeling so blessed that I am feeling better.

It is hard to believe that April is just around the corner. The Inspired event is less than two weeks away! I am still surrounded by tons of kits to prepare and I am getting a little nervous about teaching. I have taught scrapbooking classes before but never for 60 people! I hope everything goes smoothly.

Speaking of are a few sneak peeks at the upcoming April Kit. I had a VERY talented gal agree to help me this month and she did an incredible job. Here are some pics....

Can you guess who my guest designer is? I will give you one hint. You might find her name somewhere on my blog. The first person to leave a comment with the correct answer to this post wins! I will send the winner a few goodies from the Bakery! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Treats

Happy Easter everyone! I am still having a hard time believing it's Easter because it is so cold here and it's March, not April. I guess no egg hunt outside today. However, I am going to bring some eggs...Some chocolate eggs! I absolutely love these. I am glad they only make them around easter because I eat way too many. I don't know if it is me but doesn't these taste better than the regular Reese's? lol I think it is because there is extra peanut butter.

Anyway, I know, I know, real serious blogging. lol I will be back with more this week. I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Just for Fun

Hi! Not too much to report. However, I did get creative this weekend. Here is a layout I did with the pic from our blizzard weekend. (See last post) I used some new product from Cosmo Cricket. Love their stuff. Such good quality. See that twisting of the ribbon? Got the idea from my new book purchase...
I haven't got a chance to really sit down with it but I have skimmed through the pages. GORGEOUS work! Loved seeing Robyn's projects. Always stunning. I'm also a big fan of Jennifer McGuire's (a cincinnati gal too!) and Leslie Lightfoot's work. I really like the idea of the "recipes" because it is so similar to what we do at the Bakery.

What else? Oh, I was going through pics and I found this one of my photo display shelf. It is not the best pic becausethere is no light in the hallway. This shelf sits in a tiny hallway between two of our bedrooms. I don't like "wasted" space so I used a skinny ladder shelf in the corner to display some of our family photos:

Speaking of is a peek at SOME of my stamps. I am really into stamping these days: to watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Here's to hoping I don't cry. LOL Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. I enjoy reading every single one. Have a great night!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Sorry to be MIA lately. We stayed in this whole weekend because of the blizzard we had! I am ready for spring but I have to admit that it was fun playing in the snow. We got out the go-kart but the snow was so high that we had to snow plow a path for our track! lol Here is a shot of Alex in the need for some speed: After he did a few laps in our yard and the neighbors, (luckily our good friend moved in next door-sorry about your yard Eric!) Alex went inside and brought out some rope and his sled. I asked him why did he need that (in my best I am not being a "nervous" mom voice) and he said so you can pull me in the go-kart. Probably not the best idea but I found myself tying the rope on the back of the go-kart and then taking off. He had...okay I admit it...we had so much fun! Ted commented on my awesome driving skills. I got stuck fewer times than he did! Later I was thinking about what ever happened with kids just finding a hill to sled down!? I guess those days are over. LOL

Not much more to report. I did do a few layouts for a class I am teaching. Here is a pic of the first...

The journaling:
Here is another layout...going for the monochromatic color scheme. Loved using the white with the cream. Classic. A perfect showcase for our wedding pics...

A little detail:

That's all I got. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 7, 2008


So sorry that I did not get my post done last night. THANK YOU so much for all of the great inspiration. You certainly helped with my blahness.

I will get right to the winner of the RAK...

Congrats NICOLE!
She wrote:

Heather I just found your site... love the crush kit. Just wondering do you/will you have a message board/forum?
February 15, 2008 9:25 AM
(and to answer your question,yes Nicole, we are discussing adding that to the site)

I am in a good mood. Let's do one more. Congrats to JESSICA!
She wrote:
very cool!
March 6, 2008 11:46 AM
Email me your address ladies and I will get your goodies to you: hruwe(at)

In other news...I have been tagged by kendalls mom! I am excited because this is my first time...did I mention I love this blogging thing? :) The rules are to list 7 random things about yourself and tag seven other people. Here we go....
1. I LOVE p.j.'s. When I am at home, I am in my p.j.'s. Even if we go out and come home and I know that we have to go out again later....don't care....I change into p.j.'s!
2. I hate clutter and I love to go through things and get rid of anything and everything we don't "need". I think I am even converting my hubby to throw out stuff (he is, I mean was, a packrat) LOL
3. I have only been on an airplane twice. It was a little over three years ago (I was 24 and never been on a plane!) and it was during our honeymoon. I have not been on one since. I have a fear of flying.
4. I am addicted to the following shows: Survivor, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Extreme Makeover Home Edition (I cry every single time!), MAD t.v., and Hell's Kitchen (wish that was back on already!)
5. I have an ipod and I don't have a clue how to download the songs. (I know, pathetic! lol) I have never taken the time to learn because my son always does it. :) Now if I can just get him to read my camera's manual. lol
6. My parent's 38th wedding anniversary is today. I took them over a card and some Dunkin Donuts this morning. Happy anniversary mom and dad. Love you.
7. I can't cook at all. I have a few dishes that my family seems to enjoy but other than that, I got nothing and I have no desire to learn.
Okay enough about me...I am tagging Jennie, Heather, Maggie, Robyn, Ginger, Susan, and Jenni.

If you emailed me about the kit of the month being sold out and wanting one...I just put up a substitution kit on the site. I wasn't planning on doing one but the response was overwhelming. Thank you to everyone that purchased a kit. Here is a pic of the substitution kit:
You can always email me regarding future kits. I am now starting a wait list to ensure people that have a kit before they sell out.
This is getting to be a super long post. Sorry! I will leave you with some eye candy from my studio. This is what sits on top of my large red cabinet. . .
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I am feeling really Blah, uninspired today. Please leave a comment below of your favorite quote or website that gets you inspired! I need to cheer myself up so I am going to do a RAK and I will draw a random comment on Thursday to receive a prize!

I think I just have a case of the winter blues because it is still freezing and raining here. I can not wait for Spring! I will be back on Thursday with a winner and a few layouts that I finally snapped some shots of.

Thanks for stopping by!