Thursday, January 28, 2010

Do you want a puppy like Gracie?

Happy Rainy Thursday!

I have had several people ask me where we got Gracie, so I wanted to give you all the info.  The breeders are family friends of ours and their names are Ronnie and Saundra Stringfellow.  They live in Holdenville, Oklahoma, and can ship the puppies pretty much anywhere in the U.S., or you can pick them up from them.  Holdenville is near where my Grandma Huff lives and it's about 3 1/2 hours from Fort Worth. 

I spoke with Ronnie yesterday and he said that they have a new litter of Morkies (Maltese/Yorkie mix), like Gracie, and that 3 of them have the soft, curly, Maltese hair, like Gracie.  I'm not sure on the coloring or the size, but he said if you were interested, they could e-mail photos to you.  These puppies are not ready to go to a new home yet, but you can go ahead and call if you are interested.  He said the price on them is around $500.  Here are their phone numbers to call:
(405) 379-2663 home
(405) 380-6773 Saundra's cell phone

I have to run now.  I'm trying to clean my house for my Scentsy party tonight.  I'm doing my best, but as my Grandma says, "If you're comin' to see my dust, you'll have a lot to see" - ROFL!!!

~til next time,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Classes coming up!!

Hello!  I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year!

I have two new classes that are coming up at the Scrapper's Boutique over the next two Saturdays and Tuesdays.  They are both for Valentine's Day and are super fun to make.  Here's the info:

Valentine Door Decoration Class

Instructor: Paula Phillips
Saturday, January 23rd from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (bring a lunch or snack)

Welcome your friends and family with this beautiful metal heart. This metal technique gives a sophisticated quilted look using Ten Second Studio metals. It is so fun and easy you will find yourself looking for other ways to incorporate it into your craft projects. Call to reserve your space today!

Supplies you need to bring to class are:
12” paper trimmer
1/4” red line tape/Tacky Tape
Pencil and eraser
Wire cutters (if you have them)
Needle nose pliers (if you have them)

Tree of Life – Valentine Ornament Class

Instructor: Paula Phillips
Saturday, January 30th from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM (bring a lunch or snack)
Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

This class is loaded with techniques! We will make 20 ornaments for the Tree of Life using Ten Seconds Studio metal, Diamond Dust, Rock Candy Stickles, and acrylic paints, just to name a few. There are frames for photos and real “valentines” to hang on your tree. You won’t want to miss this class and at only $30 – that makes it only $1.50 per ornament, plus you’ll get ribbons for extra bows and learn to make a large bow for the top of your tree. In addition to all of this, you will also receive a box to store your beautiful decorations so they can be put away safely and used again in years to come. Space is limited, so be sure to call and reserve your place today.

Trees can be purchased separately for only $20 at the Scrapper’s Boutique!

Supplies you need to bring to class are:
12” paper trimmer
1/8” red line tape/Tacky Tape
Small and medium glue dots
Tape runner
Quick dry liquid glue
Glossy Accents/Diamond Glaze/or similar
Craft knife
Paper piercer
Pencil and eraser
Sanding block
Scor-pal (If you have one – there will be one for class use also.)

You might want to bring an apron and some baby wipes with you because some of this class can be messy, but it sure is fun!

I am planning the February Crazy Daisies Class and Junior Scrappers Classes now.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Feb 13th or Feb 16th.  In the Crazy Daisies Class, we will be learning to make Gerber Daisies.

On a personal note, I would like to thank you for the sweet comments on my last couple of posts.  It is so nice to read them.  I also want to point out the "followers" section on the left side of my blog.  If you would like to receive an e-mail notification when I post something new, you can sign up there and then you will be sure to be in on all my latest class info, etc.  :)

I can't end my post without giving you the latest info about our new little puppy, Gracie.  She is growing and going through those silly and trying puppy stages.  She is chewing on everything and I think she has her days and nights mixed up.  She has been keeping us all up the past few nights - hehe.  Kaylee made the comment "Goodness, this is like having a baby".  I just had to laugh.  I think we're going to try to take her for her first full grooming very soon.  I'll be sure to post pictures.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
~til next time,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Classes and New Puppy Photos!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I have some new puppy photos to share.  We took Gracie to Petsmart to get some stuff for her and we talked with a lady named Mary in the grooming department and she is fabulous.  She trimmed the hair around Gracie's eyes for us and cleaned up the hair on her paws and a few other places - hehe.  She also put a bow in her hair, which only lasted one evening - rofl!!  But - I was able to get pics before it came out. 

On another subject, I have some classes coming up and wanted to share the info with you.

Crazy Daisies - January Rose Gift Box

Instructor: Paula Phillips
Saturday, January 9th from 1:30 to 4:00 PM and Tuesday, January 12th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Cost $15.00
In this month's class we will be making a beautiful rose to adorn the top of a 3" square box that we will be covering with Bo-Bunny's Teen Chic Stripe paper. Each person will receive and extra box and extra papers to complete a 2nd box at a later time. Come and have fun with us as we learn the techniques of making a paper rose using punches by Punch Bunch and Shimmerz spritz miniz. You will leave with a wonderful box for a Valentine Gift. It's the perfect size for a gift card, candies, and many other goodies.

Supplies to bring to class:
12" paper trimmer
Your favorite paper adhesive
liquid glue - preferrably Scotch or Tombo liquid
Dry embossing tools
Mouse pad

Junior Scrapper's Club - January
Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Paula Phillips
Saturday, January 9th from 10:15 to 12:15
Cost $20
This month our pages will feature Snow and Christmas themes. We will make a 2 page layout using blue and purple papers with some adorable Bo Bunny stickers, and make some fun Maya Road chipboard snowflakes that we will paint and use stickles to decorate. We will then make a beautiful Christmas 2 page layout using papers and stickers from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper line. We are sure to have fun and learn some great new techniques as well.

That's all the news I have for now.  Have a great week!
~til nex time,

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our New Year's Gracie

We just got back from a fabulous trip to Kansas and Oklahoma to visit my family and we had a great time!!  We saw a LOT of snow and had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  In fact, on New Year's Eve, Kaylee got to ring in the new year with a new puppy of her own . . . Gracie!!  She has just lit up the house with her adorable personality and super sweet face.  I just hope our other 2 furry babies will like her also.  Miss Joni was so great to take care of them while we were gone and I'm going to pick them up a little later to introduce them to the new puppy.  Here's hoping it all goes well - hehe.  Well, without further adiou, here's a photo of Kaylee's new baby.

She's a whopping 1 1/2 pounds right now at 13 weeks old.  They said they expect her to be around 5 or 6 pounds full grown.  But that could vary a bit. 

Well, I have to run now.  I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and are off to a fabulous New Year!!!
~til next time,