Tuesday, February 14, 2012


One word to describe my weekend and the start of the week! LOL!! It was a rare that I can sleep in and be in my jammies most of the weekend. So let's started with all this HAPPINESS...

Happy Mail x 2!!

My order from ScrapAce arrived!!

Do you know about ScrapAce?! They offer one deal per day at a SUPER LOW PRICE!!! Sign up!! This My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart (Rhonna Farrer) 6x6" pads and stamp sets was one of those great deals and this collection was just released at 2012 Winter CHA!!

TaDa Creative Studios DT package!!

TaDa Creative Studios' 2012 Winter Release!! They have two collection for this season - Poolside Collection and Yee Haw!! Collection. This isn't all of it - I took out the packages to show just a few pieces :)

Happy (and familiar) Face on TV!

Julianna Hudgins on JTV doing her thing!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts LF-013 Jewel Goddess die template!! Love what she did with it :)

Happy Results!!

Chess State Finals!

My youngest participated in the (IL) State Finals for Chess at the Peoria Civic Center. He placed 11th (out of 100+ players) - Board 8 category. SO proud of him and as a freshman, he will have a great future on his team

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

My Valentines guy!

We went to dinner last night for an early celebration :) It was quiet night at the restaurant - no crowds and a corner booth to ourselves! It is a French bistro in the neighborhood that we don't often go to - we keep telling each other we need to go there more. L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie in South Barrington's Arboretum = YUMMY food

My Valentines project - a box full of chocolate!
Supplies - Cardstock: WorldWin Papers & Core'dinations; Stamp: Layers of Colors Art Stamps; Embossing Ink: VersaMark/TSUKINEKO; Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-019 Labels Eight, S4-298 Antiquities, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, ES-005 Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Enchanted, F-001 Red Premium Craft Foil and Nested Hearts - retired); Metal Embellishment: Advantus; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)
Did you know in Japan, the women give chocolates to their sweeties on Valentine's Day?! They also have those "obligated" chocolates to give to their bosses and co-workers too! LOL!! Then a month later on March 14 (called "White Day"), the men reciprocate by giving chocolate to the women. SO SMART the Japanese confectionery industry! LOL

Happy Giveaway!!!

My Valentines to YOU TWO!!!!
These shirts are from last year's CHA events (right is from 2011 Summer CHA & left is from 2011 Winter CHA) - both are XL sizes.

How to enter to win one of the shirts (international entries are also welcome)? Entries will be accepted until Friday, Feburary 17, 2012 at 11:59PM (U.S. Central Standard Time).
  1. Be a follower - thank you, if you already are!!
  2. Which of the two new Spellbinders products do you like?

Thanks so much for reading all the way down! LOL!! I appreciate you all visiting my blog :)

Have a LOVEly day!!
MargieH xo


Mary Pat Siehl said...

happy valentines day! glad you had a great wweekend!

i have to say i don't know which i like better because i have never tried either. i only have a couple of the basic spellbinders but i would love to try them!

i already follow!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love posts full of happy things! Have fun with your new goodies, Margie! I know I'll be seeing some amazing projects using that stuff soon. :)

Connie Mercer said...

OK stop ~ that was enough goodness!!! WOW Great news, great goodies !!!! Isn't it fun!!!

Becky said...

Wow, so much fun stuff today! I loge your box of chocolates :) Beautiful new goodies too, going to have to check out Scrapace!

Anonymous said...

Fun and happy stuff! Thanks for the tip about that website :)

Rita Barakat said...

Dang girl that was a long post! LOL! Happy Valentines! I am admiring you new scrap candy (the first one - i just the second one!)

Amy said...

Oh happiness is getting those paper pads in the mail! So fun!!

Tracy said...

Such a full blog post, so my yummyness :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photo of you and your Valentine Margie and what a lovely card! Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Huge congrats to your son and beautiful pic of you and your husband. Love that card!

Alyssa said...

I love happy mail, and it looks like you got some great stuff. Have fun playing!

Ava Gavloski said...

Margie, i like the m-bossabilities, that is my favorite

steph said...

TFS. Love your blog. I love the Cut FOld and Tuck dies.