31 July 2011

{Photo Sunday}

Humm...this may be a new thing :)  Sharing my week of photos here.
Yummy DQ!!!

Kitchen Demo
Kitchen Demo starting up again

Monday morning traffic?
Monday Morning Traffic?? In Fargo?
Descruction of notebook
Notebook Destruction!

29 July 2011


Some odds and ends I've been doing lately :)
Craft Flowers - Special Order
Crafty Flowers - Special Order
Simple Stories Destination Mini Album - Created at the MW Retreat 2011

Rings coming soon... well for fun, not necessarily for sale.
If I have extras they will be for sale.
Special Order cozies. Some of these color combos may
be in my Etsy shop soon.
There you have it, random things I've been working on or will be working on :)  I have a few custom / special orders to create, and when that is completed more Crafty flowers & cozies will be added to my shop.  If you see something you want to custom order... feel free to email me with your request!!

Happy Friday!!

28 July 2011

New stickers and more!

Have you heard of Moo.com?  I purchase mini biz cards and biz stickers! Their quality is awesome and the prices are reasonable!  Plus they have many other products like, labels, greeting cards, business cards, etc.

Here are my LATEST mini cards (this design has not changed since I last ordered them) and my stickers (these are a new design!)

The stickers come in that cute little book!  And you can pick your book color.  I went pink of course.

Here are my new sticker designs...

That is not all I have to share today!  2 of 4 NEW Simple Stories lines are now available through MemoryWorks!  Happy Day & Baby Steps!!  And the NEWEST Addition to the Simple Stories family - 6x6 paper pads!!! 
Aren't they ADORABLE?!?  I think so!  If you are not a MemoryWorks consultant, you are able to purchase these lines through my shop!

Finally, I know, no projects really today (sorry).  I recently purchased the Teresa Collin's Stampmaker.  I received it last Thursday and still have only opened the box and put everything back in it.  I have YET to use it.
I have been eying this machine since I saw it released.  And I finally found it for a price I could buy it at (to fit my budget that is).  I'm looking forward to testing it out.  Hopefully I get around to that this weekend.  Scrappy Soo has some great dos & don'ts and insight on this machine if you are looking for some good information from a user :)  I hope to make some logo LaceyBug Creations stamps for my first go around.

27 July 2011

Note Book

I bought this notebook from Target the other day.  It wasn't an ugly notebook...I just wanted to jazz it up.  It was a special request from Matt's mom.  She texted me one night asking if I could make her a decorative notebook.  SURE!  I love projects.  So I found an inexpensive smaller spiral notebook from the store.

I unbinded the notebook (took out the spiral).  Adhered pattern paper to the front and back cover of the notebook.  Decorated with stickers and this is what I came up with!
 The notebook came with a little folder inside, which I removed and replicated using coordinating pattern paper.
I then re-spiraled the notebook and it's back to the way it was manufactured, just with my twist on it!

She will be using this notebook when she goes to a dance convention this weekend and I'm sure to write down choreography throughout the dance session.

Tip.... To keep the pages together when you un-spiral the notebook, use a binder clip to hold it together, this way you don't loose pages or have to line them up when it's time to re-spiral.

Supplies: Echo Park: For the Record; October Afternoon: Thrift Shop; K&Co. Yellow sewn paper, spiral notebook (approx. 5" x 7")

26 July 2011

Crafty Flowers

I've done it again!  Well, this has actually been on my "to-do" list for awhile now.  Crocheted flowers to use for scrapbooking!!  A friend commented on how I should make my cozy flowers to use on scrapbook pages, well I did it.  I have actually been MEANING to do this for awhile now, just got lazy I guess.  So when someone else said it, it gave me the drive.  I have created 4 sets so far.  They are available in my Etsy shop.

I have smaller flowers in sets of 4 and larger flowers in sets of 2.  They have a glue dot on the back so they are ready to add to your scrapbook layouts, cards and other paper crafts or home decor projects!

I put my 4th set on Etsy last night and it has already sold. (See set below).  I'll be adding more neutral sets soon.  As well as more colored sets.  I'll do my best to match them to current paper lines in the industry as well.
 Keep an eye out on more sets coming soon and different scrapbook layouts using these flowers!

Shop LaceyBug Creations on Etsy!

25 July 2011

Boy Mini Album 2

Happy Monday!  Weekends go by way too quickly!

I wanted to share another mini album I created as a gift.  For this album I used the My Mind's Eye - Out of the Blue 6x6 paper pad and matching embellishments.  This line is so adorable!  I purchased the 6x6 pad first and saw how completely sweet this line was and HAD to have the 12x12 paper pack as well!!

This album is 4x6 and I have created journal pages.  Again, it's EASY for the receiver to fill with photos and jot down some memories and thoughts!
Close-up.  I folded the paper & sewed it down to lay flat.
I created a pocket for this page to put the tag in
Supplies: My Mind's Eye - Out of the Blue: 6x6 Pad, Accessory Sheet, Alphabet; Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Real Life AE kit club, Get Outside AE Kit Club, Perspectives, Are we There Yet, Good Times; Simple Stories - Life Bingo, 100% Real Life; Pink Paislee - Hometown Summer; My Mind's Eye - Portobello Road "Boy"; 7 Gypsies - Lillie.

These papers are so cute! I can't wait to break into my 12x12 paper pack and even make some cards with my leftovers from my 6x6 paper pad. Oh the other FANTASTIC thing about the paper pads - they are double sided! So cute!

Again, if you love this album and would like one similar to give as a gift or for yourself.  Please email me and we can discuss the details.

24 July 2011

{picture sunday}

Here are a few pictures from my phone from the past few weeks...just bits and pieces of my life.
Retro yarn
Yarn Stash
Running Shoes
Running Shoes
Saturday napping
Afternoon Naps for my honey
Will I make any?
will i make any?
Kisses for you
Kisses for my sweet
Yes, I wear glasses...TOTAL exposure...I don't wear them in public and it is VERY VERY rare that there would be a picture of me wearing them.  I wear contacts all the time (except at night).  So there a glimpse into my life and me!
New TV (our other one burnt out last weekend)

23 July 2011

Summer Album

A few weeks ago I shared part of my summer album (using phone pictures).  I'm filling it with pictures and memories of this summer!  I used the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer line!  So cute! Here is the entire album.

Interior: I layered up my interior pages.  Using Journal cards, tags, Maya Road Envelope, photo protectors and even linen fabric!

NOTE - Picture HEAVY post!
My Sweet Baby Nephew
I LOVE this Simple Stories Camera Stamp!
this has become my summer daily treat
Here are smaller pictures of pages I have not filled in quite yet.
Supplies: Simple Stories - 100 Days of Summer Set; Simple Stories | Unity Stamp Co - Snapshots, Smarty Pants, 100% Real Life; Technique Tuesday: AE June 2011 The Observant Traveler Kit; 4x6 photo protectors, linen fabric, glimmer mist, twine

I binded this book together using my Cinch.  The album measures about 4x6