Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flowers, A book made of envelopes, Chair snatchers and A GIVEAWAY (for a good cause)!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!

A bit of a later post today, I have been super busy since 7am this morning!
Client meetings, Dr. Appts, errands and enjoying a couple of hours at Starbucks with a girlfriend.

I have made a few more flowers since my tutorial. They are just so stinkin sweet that
I cant get or make enough of them! Its quite theraputic too. I will sit on the couch with the hubby while we watch football listening to him scream at the tv while I sew flowers...
Its all about bonding right???

Get a load of some cuteness:

I have been tinkering away in my E-cave however creating some pretty scrumptious things!
I came across an adorable little idea today for a mini-book.
Its an envelope mini-book and I think that I am falling head over heels for this
unique method of scrapping.

You can use envelopes of any shape and size depending on how large and how you want
your mini-book to look.
I will provide detailed instructions when I finish my envelope mini-book and have worked out all of the kinks (I am pretty much teaching myself how to make these just from seeing
one picture that I no longer have access to so bare with me!) 
and really really hope that you
all participate and make you own and
comment with a link to your wonderful creations!!!

Here is a picture of the front of my envelope mini-book that I have done so far :

Amazing little book idea isn't it !?
I am quite fond of it so far!!!

I cant take all of the credit though...
I did have help from my creative little muses and partners in crime.
Infact, I was forced to take a break this afternoon after coming back from making a phone call and discovering that I had been kicked out of my workspace by said partners.

I didnt have the heart to move them!
Would you?!

Now on to the main event!


I met Monica about a year ago at a LSS and have kept in touch with her through our
Facebooks, blogs, various scrappy adventures and through our status
as proud Air Force wives!

She has started a wonderful charity called
A Touch of a Hero : a line of Jewelry and accessories made from Military Uniform Buttons!

A Touch of a Hero was established in June of 2010 after having gone through a
deployment with her husband.
While SSgt. Heimes was deployed he had very limited phone contact with his loved ones due to
a short supply of phone cards to call the states with.

Monica uses every dollar of her earning to buy phone cards to send overseas so that our soldiers and their families can keep in contact during a very trying time.
With the help of people purchasing her adorable creations
she has been able to send 80 plus phone cards to our soldiers deployed overseas!

Monica and A touch of a Hero have been generous beyond measure already but are going above any beyond by offering products for a few giveaways!

Look at how adorable this key chain is!!!

Along with these SUPER ADORABLE earrings made from 100% authentic military issued uniform buttons.

I have GOT to get my hands on a pain of these!!!

Okay folks! BOTH items are up for grabs, you win you pick.
To enter: simply follow my blog and leave a comment on this post :)
Deadline is September 2nd at midnight.

Tell your friends and spread the word for a good cause!
While youre at it let your fingers do a little walking and stop by Monica's blog and leave some love!
Check out her A Touch of a Hero Facebook too!
Easy enough right!?

So ready...set... GO!!!

And Good luck !



  2. OMG such cute flowers. Your cats are too cute.

  3. Oh you have inspired me to get some fabric and make some flowers!!! And I want to hug your cats....cutie kitties!!

  4. Your little book is looking great and I LOVE those flowers! Thanks for sharing Monica with us, too!

  5. Those flowers are super cute! And, I'm not the biggest cat lover, but those two are adorable!

  6. Very cute book. Love your colors and embellishments. Also love your cats. Have 2 of my own that "work" with me. Usually just make a mess of the ribbon and lay right in the middle of whatever I am working on. Proud Mom of an AirForce PJ soon to be deployed for 2nd time. So thanks for the link.