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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Show Us What You're Workin' With #8!!!

First, I would like to say that we are FINALLY HOME FOR GOOD!!! Bucket is doing great and all the tests were normal, so we are RELIEVED!!!

Ok, with that being said ...Wednesday is here ... Who's ready to PARTY??!!! I'm so excited for our Guest Host, she is Jennie from Cinnaberry Suite and she is FABULOUS!!! Seriously, check out her blog, you will fall in LOVE!!!

HEy, to all you FAbULoUs "Me and My Bucket" LoVErS! I'm so excited to be here hosting the 8TH Show Us What Your WOrking With Linky PARTy! SO FUN! I don't know about you, but I think Miss Jess is amazing. She's not only a great MOM, she is OH, SO, CrAFty! (I can't get over how crafty her little brain works!) Thanks Jess for letting me crash your party!
You're probably wondering who the stink I am? Well, my name is Jennie, I am the girl from over at "Cinnaberry Suite".
Let me just blab for a moment about myself! PLEASE DON'T GO...I'll make it quick!
Like lots of you, I like to consider myself a DOMESTIC GODDESS! I get to stay home and not only craft all day (riiight)...but take care of my four little cutie pie kids. I have 3 boys and 1 girl, ages 8,6,4 and 1. I have been married to my biggest fan for 12 years! He is awesome. He truly amazes me everyday. He is the best husband, father, friend, son, brother...you get the point! I want to be just like him when I grow up! Oh, did I mention he's a total hottie? YEP! Love you sweetie! I also have the bestest friends ever (MOM!). They support my madness and think I'm CREATIVE! Really... I'm not joking! I just love them!
I started my crafty blog about 6 months ago. I needed a place, an outlet, to record all the crazy craft/decor happenin's that go on in my head. I have a passion for changing things up (old and new) and with them making my home a "SUITE" place. I'm obsessed with plump red berries and the cozy smell of cinnamon sticks! Hence, my blogs name...Cinnaberry Suite! I hope you girlies skip on over and visit me. I would LOVE that! Okay, I'm done talking about myself. I hope it wasn't too bad! Now, hopefully I can make it up to you. I brought a little tute to share. Yep, a little "Cinnaberry Suite" TUTE! Oh, it smells SO good! I know, I'm a nerd! =)
Here we go!

Here she is...I found her in my head, just like this. She's similar to the one I made HERE
If you can't tell what it is...it's a cute little paper pad to put on your desk or by the phone, with a matching pen. I made it for one of my besties for her birthday. So, you want to make one? Here's what you need:
1 acrylic frame from Dollar Tree

1 wood plaque from Walmart painted and distressed or not.
1 small memo pad (with the wire snipped out) ink the edges of the paper to give it a distressed look, 1 "rsvp" pen, and a clippy thingy.

Cute ribbon, fun scrapbook paper, buttons or anything you want to make it your own.
First I glued the front of the frame to the bottom of my wood plaque with hot glue.

Then, I tied on some cute ribbon. I placed the knot in front and to the side. Then right next to the knot I added my clippy.Oh, don't forget your paper to write your little love notes on!
Next, I cut some flowers out of scrapbook paper in three different sizes. I inked the edges, then, I layered them and kinda bent the petals up. To top it all off, I added a fun little button. CUTE, CUTE!
The pen is easy...you screw off the bottom. Then, you roll a piece of scrapbook paper around the ink part of the pen and slip it back in. Now your PEN matches too! SUITE! THAT'S IT! Easy, huh? Here she is just ONE more time!
I hope you didn't think my TUTE stunk. I know...I need to stop!=) OKaY, I'm excited to see what all YOUR CraFty BrAiNs have been craftin' up. With that said, lets party! Whoot, Whoot! SMOOCHES!

Totally cute right??!! I KNOW!! And to think, it all started as a simple dollar store frame ... LOVE IT!!! Thanks again Jennie, you are AWESOME!!!


  1. This is too cute! I will definitely have to make one for my office! have a great week ~andrea

  2. What a cute project! Did Jennie glue the clippy on the board, I wonder? I love it! Great guest post!

  3. That is a great question from "All Thingz Related"!
    I didn't glue the clippy on! Thanks for asking!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  4. Jennie,

    you didn't glue it on? How is it stuck on then?

  5. I thought it was glued?!?

    Thanks for hosting - and glad to hear your little "Bucket" is doing better :)

  6. Thanks so much for hosting Jessica, and I am so glad to hear that you little one is doing better!!


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  7. My DEar JEss,
    Okay, you ALL want the truth?! I was so excited to get this idea out of my head...I didn't wait for the paint to dry long enough. I know, I KNOW! I was so excited, I added my hotglue to attach the clippy. I pushed the clippy on. I went to add my paper and it popped right off with a layer of paint. SHOOT! So, I tried again! Still wouldn't stay. I needed some super strong glue... there was no time! I decided to just clip it onto the riddon WITH the paper. My ribbon was tight enough to hold it in place. NOW, that is why and how my clippy is glued the way it is!

  8. Dang, girl...that is really sweet!! you pulled all the stops.

  9. Hi...Barb from santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    SOOOOOOO glad 7 happy that all is ok with bucket...Prayers have been answered....I know you'll have a great day!!!!Thanks for hosting another great party.......


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