Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank You So Much and Blog Candy winner!


Good morning!  Well, I’ve unpacked the bedroom a bit more and am planning on organizing the make shift studio this morning so I can get inky!  Today’s card was another one of my favourites from the newest Verve Release.  It’s my Thank You card to all my blog buddies, whether you visit every day or once in a while…I really appreciate the time you spend here and for all the sweet comments you leave :)  I was SOOOOO impressed with the moving tips…everyone left at least one!! Thanks!! I think it was a good question!! LOL  I’ve condensed all the fabulous ideas at the end of this post just in case YOU ever need it! LOL  Let’s hope after we move into the new house we WON’T need it…I don’t move well. ;)  Okay, first up…the winner!!


Annheidel said...

What a cute way to use the button card! As for my moving box, a lot of good advice has been given already, but designate one box as your immediate use items. For example, toilet paper, a few cups, and other things that you use and need everyday. Moving is exhausting and that way essentials are in one box until you have time to unpack. :)

August 14, 2011 3:23 PM


Ann!!  Congratulations!!  Please email me at with your mailing address and email and I’ll send out your prize ASAP!!

Okay…the first 2 tips on the list were 2 of my favourites…the first I had never thought of and is brilliant and the second made me LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!  Which is what I needed during this whole process :)  Thanks again for all your contributions!!

1) take photos of your electronics so hook up will be easy (thanks, Tanya!!)  I’ll add to this, or google your router name and watch the YouTube video!! It worked!! LOL

2) Don’t let your husband write “miscellaneous crap” on the boxes with a sharpie.  LOL, Jenny…this still makes me laugh.

3) purge/ have a garage sale

4) label with a sharpie (good thing I have them in 10 colours!), which room, what’s inside, even colour code

5) DON’T MOVE!  LOL, too late…and my new house is too tempting! I plan on using this tip after the move into the new house ;)

6) take extra time with breakables and move them yourself

7) hire movers (unfortunately the dh is “old school” and insists on doing it himself…although I have 2 months to convince him of hiring for the next move!)

8) one box with kettle, cups, coffee so you can have a drink while moving

9) set up bed first

10) set up kitchen and bathrooms first

11) prioritize boxes 1) everyday dishes   2) Christmas dishes 3) china

12) bribe friends with pizza, beer, chocolate and wine ;)

13) Ikea blue bags for books (thanks, Aimes!) – liquor boxes work well too…that’s what we used ;) teehee

14) drink wine for stress – been doing that at Dad’s…I haven’t drank so much since Grad! LOL

15) have everything packed ahead of time so moving day is focused on moving, not packing

16) have extra boxes on hand on last day (just in case!)

17) laugh a lot – helps with stress!! I agree!!

Thanks again, everyone!! And thanks for celebrating my 2 Year Blogiversary with me!!  Have a wonderful day :)


what’s in it?

stamps: You and I (Verve)

paper: plum pudding, ocean tides, white (PTI), espresso, sahara sand (SU!), picket fence (LilyBee Design)

ink: onyx (Versafine), eggplant (SU!)

accessories: I Heart U Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), scallop border die, ribbon (PTI), small border punch (Martha Stewart), gems (Kaisercraft)


Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, I love, love, love this set!

Sian Ridley said...

Oooh, I really like the muted colours on this card :) I'm not one for 'text speak' usually, but having joined in on the anni-verve-sary blog hop and having seen many other uses for this set since, it's crept onto the 'really might have to have that one' list!! Doh!

Keep up the wine drinking - it helps :)

Marisa said...

Such a great card :) Of course I'm loving the polka dots and the colour combo is fabulous. Lots of wonderful details on this card too :) Great set of tips you received as well. Glad Phase I is complete. I vote for movers as well, having done it both ways. Movers let you have lots of energy to do the unpacking while they are moving you in. We got the kitchen and all the beds put up while they were moving us in so we could make a meal and have a comfy place to sleep. Enjoy some cab/merlot or a shiraz for me!!

Lynn said...

Lilly Bean, Lilly Bean...I love Lilly Bean...gorgeous card! I love all the moving tips...I think I'd move make your bed up to the top for move in so when you crash at the end of move in day you can crawl into nice clean comfy sheets!

We're doing final back to school prep this weekend. Supplies are all lined up and ready to go and Ryan and I went out shopping. He's the first one interested in clothes!

Andrea M said...

Happy blogiversary again Maureen!!! Only 2 years and you have accomplished so much!!! WOO HOO!!! Congrats to the winner of the blog candy!!

Love the compilation of moving tips - the wine sounds like an EXCELLENT idea :) Must remember that :D We are moving any sentimental breakables ourselves. we also have a few prints from Newfoundland artists that I'll move myself - one was so hard to locate, I'd hate to see something happen to it. The rest I'm leaving for movers! Have a goodie!

TannyP said...

Oh I just love this card! Those sentiments are amazing - I hope to get ordering soon =) The combination of edges you've used makes for a beautiful pairing!

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