Monday, August 31, 2009


I've gone and done it. I've opened my ETSY shop. You can find it at Embellish Me Again I only have 2 different items in it right now but I do have multiples of these items available.

I decided to collect ephemera, vintage and non-traditional items and organize them into embellishment collections.

This is my very first one. I call it "This & That". It has a wide variety of items in it.

This is what my packaging looks like for "This & That"

My second collection is called "Fun & Games". It has game pieces, music, book illustrations and things that children would like.

This is the "Fun & Games" package
I hope you'll stop by and take a look. I am working on another collection that will be called "Sew & Sew".

Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 28, 2009


The store is painted, all of the cabinets constructed and now to get the aisles set up with all of the slat wall for hanging products! Opening in less than 2 weeks! Check out the website: Scrap~N~Crap.

This is Kimber's office

Here are the tables & chairs for the community crop room

Oh, and Tracy creating a window display

Don't know if you can see some of the paper racks on top of the cabinets and the slat wall behind them. That's what Tracy did her display on.

Daniel hard at work constructing, yet another cabinet

And, the most important part...testing out the toys for the Children's Area!!

On to other news...the knitting is coming along too. Here is another test piece where I tried out different patterns.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


First of all, I wanted to show off my first attempt at knitting. It's only about 5" long and 15 stitches wide. Not bad for my first attempt, I think. The biggest thing was that I learned to cast on, finish off and attempting to purl! I've known the very basics of knitting for years but never did anything with it.

Now comes the back splash. The installer came yesterday. He'll need to come again on Monday to grout the tiles and then another day to seal it. It's ok. I think I made the wrong decision on the accent tiles. I chose the glass and I think I would have like the little black ones instead. Oh well! Maybe when it's really finished we'll like it better. Also, the tumbled stone came in darker than the sample stones.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Paper Racks X 43!

I went in to the store today expecting to put more cabinets together but Kimber had received a call (at 3AM!) that the paper racks were being delivered today. So, it took us several hours to unload the 43 boxes, remove the 43 paper racks and then get them into the store, pack up half of the 43 empty flat boxes into my car and then take them to the recycle center. Phew!!! But, it's coming along. They hope to finish the painting this weekend.

The full hallway

The "before" pic

The "after" pic

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Two big "yays"!! First...I finally got my first hummingbird at my feeder today. At least it's the first that I've seen. It's a female so the colors aren't so pretty but she's come a few more times since.
Next comes Scrap~N~Crap...the store itself. In the pics are Tracy & bf John.

These are pics of the inside. The first is the main room.

More of the main room seeing the office in the corner

This is the Community Room where crops, workshops and activities will take place.

From the back of the store looking to the front door

This is one of the walls that was painted...I think it needs another coat! :0)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


And the winner is....

CPKNANCY!!! Congrats!! Please send me an email!
I know it's a little hard to read but I got the shot!!

Thanks all for playing.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


No particular reason...just because. Here's a great sampling of the Friendly Forest collection up for grabs. Interested??? Just leave me a message and tell me about your favorite scrapping product/tool...whatever. I'll be choosing a winner randomly next week. I'll have my little friend pull a name on Tuesday and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday (sorry...U.S. residents only).

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

WHAT * A * MESS!!!!!!

Louisville, KY. August 4, 2009. Unprecedented rain and flash floods. Downtown got about 6.5 inches in 1 hour. Other areas to the west and south got even more.

I got these photos from one of our local tv stations. Fortunately for me, our east end neck of the woods didn't get hit as hard, even though the skies were dark and the winds were blowing. We got less than an inch.

this is I-65 - parts of this highway between Indianapolis & Louisville were closed down.

The main branch of the public library...The basement was flooded...lost thousands of books...even the stock that was being stored for a new branch that was opening soon.

outside the library

The clean up begins!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Yesterday morning, in Louisville, KY, a triathlete was killed while riding his bike in a race. Drunk Driver. I cried. It was too much for me after what Steph survived.

You can go here to read the whole article