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It's My Party, I'll Collapse If I Want To...

Well I must that say the 2nd Annual Mad Tea Party hosted by the fabulous Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist was a ton of fun! I'd never been a part of a blog "party" before (which is really where you make a post for the party's theme and then visit everyone else's "parties" on their blogs) and I happened across Vanessa's blog and thought, "What the heck!" and signed up.

Then I was nervous because I knew I couldn't create a post half as fabulous as hers (have you seen it?!) but then I remembered that I had all of these pictures from my bridal shower and honeymoon and I figured I could pull it off. Speaking of pictures: some were from Disney World, some were from my "Alice in Wonderland" themed bridal shower and the shoe pictures were of an artistic window display I saw in New York City.

So Saturday morning I woke up and decided to start visiting the blogs of those people that signed up. They were listed in alphabetical order and …

Her Name Is Mo And She Is A Craftoholic...

Welcome to this week's edition of Craftoholics!No idea what the what I'm talking about? Go here to find out more!This week's Craftholic is none other than the multi-talented: Mo!
Please list any crafts you enjoy making. What is your favorite?

"I LOVE scrapbooking! I also enjoy card making and jewelry making. I’m so very forgetful and scrapbooking helps me remember stories. As a teen, I wrote in a diary and scrapbooking is a lot like keeping a diary...a visual one."

What a great point, I love the way you think!

click to watch the video and take a tour of Mo's fabulous craft space!

When did you start making crafts?

"I first got into scrapbooking in 1997 when it was still stickers and paper. I was a college student then so I didn’t have a lot of time for my new found hobby. Through the years I enjoyed looking at craft magazines and I got back into the hobby about 2001. By 2003 after my first child was born and it just became more and more frequent. I was …

Welcome One and All....Especially If You're Mad...

For those of you joining me today from A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea (Blog) Party, welcome! Please remember to keep all hands and feet inside the blog at all times. I hope you'll enjoy your stay and thank you for coming!

Now, on to the party!


Finally, you're here!

It's time to give a cheer!

You are such a smarty

To come to my Mad Tea Party!

Please come inside at once my friend...Don't be shy, we're all quite mad here you know...

Now, that's better! After all, if you were not here we would be greeting no one now wouldn't we? Which is absurd because no one hates being greeted...

Please do hurry with your hellos, you're not the only one we're greeting you know! And if you aren't careful, you'll miss the performance of the White Rose. And if you miss the 5:00 show, you'll have to wait until the 5:05 show! (Confidentially, they are the same show, you cannot learn a lot of things from the flo…

Friday Night Fab Five: Hurray For Hollywood

This week's Friday Night Fab Five was inspired by this Flickr account. I'm sure you all know my obsession with anything "Old Hollywood" and looking at these pictures gave me the idea of showcasing five gorgeous and fabulous Hollywood legends. I restrained myself to five of my favorites because otherwise the title of this post could have been "Friday Night Fab 1,000". I love this age of Hollywood that much!! lol

1. Marilyn Monroe

She was everything and anything in my opinion. Gorgeous, seductive, innocent, simple and complex. My favorite movie of hers is a tie between "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "How to Marry a Millionaire".

2. Vivien Leigh

I always think of one word when I see pictures of her: flawless. Her performance as Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire" is amazing and tragic.

3. Katharine Hepburn

She was gorgeous, didn't take crap from nobody and was F-U-N-N-Y. If you haven't seen "Bringing Up Baby&q…

A Pin-Up, A Party and The Fine Print

First some exciting news, I'm going to be participating in my first blog party this Saturday!

Click the button for more information

So check back this Saturday for a special Mad Tea Party post! (Creativity don't fail me now! lol) And click here to visit A Fanciful Twist. It's such a beautiful inspirational blog!

I wanted to share a picture of the ATC I received in the mail from Frieda as part of her Generosity Project.

My picture isn't half as good as hers so click here to see the blog post where she displays it. It's simply gorgeous, thanks again Frieda!

And now for the fine print (don't worry, my fine print is painless!). I've thrown a couple of projects at y'all in the past few weeks and wanted to go into a little more explanation in case there was any confusion!

1. Craftoholics-I love finding out more about the crafty people behind the blogs and so the Craftoholics were created as a way for not just me, but all of us, to do that and also maybe intro…

This Is An All Skate, Everyone Please All Skate!

Holy smokes, I actually finished a layout! *pause for much needed patting on back*

I made this using some of Toot's six month portraits and the June kit from Life Preservers. Everything was from the LPS kit except for the too sweet gingham ribbon (which I got in a thrift store grab bag), some fabulous crocheted flowers from Paper Blooms, the brad in the middle of the other flowers is one I got from a Target $1 pack and the butterfly trails which I made with Stickles. And speaking of the butterflies:

Aren't they adorable?!?! I got these from Paper Blooms with the flowers and am so in love! They are so teeny weeny and cute!

Oh right, I almost forgot! Remember last week when I mentioned the 1940's movie "The Fleet's In"? Well looky what I found on Etsy:

This is some sheet music and the bottom one called, "I Remember You" is a song from "The Fleet's In"...I found sheet music from the movie! Woo hoo! I promptly bought them (there we…

Her Name Is Lisa And She Is A Craftoholic...

Welcome to this week's edition of Craftoholics!No idea what the what I'm talking about? Go here to find out more!This week's Craftholic is none other than the beautiful: Lisa!!
Please list any crafts you enjoy making. What is your favorite?

"Now THAT’s a loaded question! lol! I enjoy all crafts. And I think, at one time or another, I’ve probably tried them all. I’ve attempted knitting, quilting, sewing, painting, sketching, ceramics, flower arranging, wood crafting, and of course, scrapbooking. It is the only one that has seemed to “stick”. It is certainly the one in which I’ve invested the most time AND money. I’ve always labeled myself a jack of all trades but master of none. Nowhere is that more true than in the crafting arena. I love anything crafty and can easily get lost in the process of any of the above. But if you are going to make me pick a favorite, it isn’t very hard to narrow it to scrapbooking."

There are so many great little details on this layout, …

Toot and Her Daddy

Y'all wouldn't know this but Chris regularly blog stalks me and loves reading your comments! lol I've come home to hear him say, "Hey, Jocelyn really loves Toot!" or "Hey, they like your jam!" LOL So just know that my hubby is reading right along with you and loves reading your comments almost as much as I do!

So this post is for him because I know he'll sneak on later to check out the goings on around here...Today is Chris' very first Father's Day with his very first child...

Chris had never held a baby, changed a baby, been around a baby before Toot and from the terrified look on his face after she was born and everyone left us alone in the room with her for the first time, I thought he was going to cut and run. LOL But he stuck through it and is the gentlest, sweetest father who adores Toot very much. (He is also the sweetest husband, it's his day today and he let ME sleep in! lol)

Here are some of my favorite pictures of him and …

Friday Night Fab Five: Thankful

This week's Friday Night Fab Five was fun because I have a couple of special guests with me, woo hoo! So on with the Five...

1. I've been a big reader since I was a young child. Once I started playing video games that fell to the way side for the most part and then when my crafting addiction kicked into high gear it plummeted to the way side. But like riding a bike again, you never forget how to do it and sometimes it just takes the right book to get you obsessed once more.

I've finished reading "I Loved Lucy" by Lee Tannen who was one of Lucille Ball's closest friends the last decade of her life. This book is a must for any Ball fan even though I found it a sad read at times. If you come across it, snatch it up!

2. Ally from xoxo, ally cannot live without her iPhone:She says, "so my iPhone is exactally what I can't live a hour let alone a day without!!! This baby rocks my world!!! Ha!! {true story},,,"

3. Amanda from AB Home Interiors is…