Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Let's Get Busy!

Ok, so I have been gone for days, weeks, months, I know   ...a long time!  Sorry!!  Actually I have been busy, but I am not ready to show you my new creations just yet.  I have spent the last month learning a new program...which I am very comfortable with now. So... soon I will be able to post some new wonderful designs I am working on.  Until then...my other new love is reading others' blogs....it's so addicting!!  Here's a little something from Shindig Parties TO GO and Nothing But Country .  I thought this whole party idea was so cute!!  Get inspired and get crafty...you have a few days left to help the kids make these for 'Dear Old Dad'!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's been a while....

Wow...it's been a while since I have done any blogging...sorry.  I actually have something on my plate that I am working on...coming soon.    
So now that Spring has finally sprung, I am starting my garden for 2011.  Hoping for not quite as many tomatoes as last year....only enough to feed my family, not the entire block!!  So as you know I love container gardening.  Even my veggie garden is growing in a large container.  I was hoping for a Salad Table for Mothers Day, but since that didn't happen, I need to come up with another plan.  While searching the Internet I found a couple cute ideas for container flower garden I thought I would share with you.  Isn't this adorable?  I thought these buckets were on a clothesline but now I see it's actually a curtain rod hanging lower in the window...I LOVE IT!!

Get a load of this old bike...crazy cute!!  My husband would HATE it...but I love it.  If it were up to me I would dig up the entire back yard, add a mulch path and unusual flower beds, containers, and Koi ponds, garden gnomes, bird feeders and special lighting.  My dream garden.  Then way in the back I would add a little playhouse and some grass for Maggie...with her own private garden.  Ok, I will keep dreaming!! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Don't you LOVE these new kits for MAY??   OMG...These are so cute!!  I can't wait to go to my studio  and create!!  Several more will be released for the month next week.  Join Club HM and these kits will be yours to use, along with a hundreds more...just for joining!!!!  Drop me an email and I will get you started today.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Blinkie for Us

So today we adopted a little mascot...WHO. WHO?  Look up in the upper left hand corner of the screen....isn't she CUTE????  What a HOOT!!  Ok so we will call her Hoot!!  Our cute little owl.  Thanks www.blogamation.com for letting us adopt her. She's a doll...perfect add-on to the Lane!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Over the Rainbow Cake

OMG, this cake was soooo time consuming!!  Not hard at all, but it took forever...2 days!!  But it was honestly the best tasting cake I had ever made.  I wished I had a blue layer, but I should have checked my supplies better. Next time...wait!!  Bite my tongue ...there won't be a next time!!  I can't make this again.  Once is good.

The Marble Eggs were made by my daughter Jenn, her husband and their little one, Maggie.  So pretty, too pretty to eat!  We had a GREAT Easter.  Spring has sprung...but the rain; it can stop anytime now.

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tutorial & Template Tuesday

I just had to share this cute blog today.  It's called, Whatca Got Cookin'? .  She has the most YUMMY recipes and these little Ice Cream Cone Pops from Bakerella are just darling!!  I have yet to make a PERFECT Cake Pop.  Thanks Whatca Got Cookin' for sharing!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Walk Down Memory Lane...

Does anyone remember this little guy?  Topo GG O was a little puppet on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I just loved him.  My Mom bought me the little doll and he became my everyday companion, until the day I bit off his nose.  I put him on my shelf and when I was ready, I let my Mom throw him away.  I loved my little Topo!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Gramma's Cottage

This is a 12x12 sheet of Creative Cropables.  By using your cutting tools, and die cut machines you can decide what you want to make.  I design these in my studio and give you the option of purchasing a sheet or cut pieces ready to be put together with your finishing touches.  

My Gramma's Cottage

Just a few new things I am working on for this week.  These will go into My Gramma's Cottage at the end of the month.  Keep your eyes open for a TON of new pieces for purchase.  

Coming Soon!!

Something new on My Storybook Lane....My Gramma's Cottage...filled with Cottage Crafts, Digi Printables, and Creative Cropables.. Move in date is late April.  Watch for more info.   

Friday, April 1, 2011

10 New Digital Art Kits Released for April

Can you believe 10 New Digital Art Kits released for APRIL!!! 

 Aren't they adorable?  I can hardly wait to get into my studio and start playing with these wonderful new kits. Just too much FUN.  Send me an EMAIL (margie@mystorybooklane.com) and I will get you started too. Our studios are FREE....you just pay to print off your storybooks, posters, scrapbook pages, whatever you create.  We have many things for you to make and personalize.  Join me on Wireless Wednesdays or Inspiration Thursday Nights.    Check out my videos to help you get started.  Don't forget my website.  www.mystorybooklane.com ...you can set up your own studio right NOW!!
 Enjoy your weekend.  

OMG...I haven't posted in a few days.  I made this in my studio tonight.  Isn't it cute.  Each color is a digital piece of paper...layers and layers.  The ears are actually leaves, the whiskers are staples.  It took me about 20 minutes to create this.  You can do it too.  Keep watching...more coming soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutorial & Template Tuesday..Using Templates

Ok, here is the Tutorial for Tutorial Tuesday. After you create your own Studio Account in Heritage Makers you will be so excited to check out our Template Gallery with THOUSANDS of templates available to you.  Then choose something that appeals to you and you're ready to get started. Remember, you can tweak everything …personalize it!   Enjoy the video and see how easy it is.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at margie@mystorybooklane.com 
Happy Storybooking!!

Just one more template for Tutorial & Template Tuesday.  Just DRAG and DROP your own paper choices and make it your own.  I did!  This was a floral print, but it took me all of 5 minutes to change it to match my office and like magic, I have a beautiful Wipe Off Calendar made from an 11x14 Landscape Poster!!! The UV Coating on this project allows you to use a Dry Erase Maker.  I am getting this published/printed today and will have it back in a week or so.  So much fun.  Love this company!!

Family Template

Today is Tutorial Tuesday, but I decided Tuesday can also be TEMPLATE TUESDAY....So this is a template I have in my studio.  It actually was in the Heritage Makers Studio and I added a several more photos to make it a full 12x12 scrapbook page.  It's so adorable...I just love it.  It will be hung in my family room, another copy in a  12x12 Post Bound Scrapbook,....and it's the background on my IPAD!!!  I guess I can't get enough of my great family!  Templates are easy to use.  I can place this one in YOUR STUDIO, and you can DRAG and DROP your own photos right into it from your uploaded pictures in your own studio.  If you need more information on getting started with Heritage Makers...just drop me a quick note at margie@mystorybooklane.com .

Monday, March 28, 2011

So today is Made by Me Monday.  These are 2-12x12 scrapbook pages I made.  The first picture was taken of my flower garden in 2010 and the second picture I took of a bouquet of  flowers in my father in laws garden just after he died!!  Both are just so beautiful.  Now both of these pages are framed and are displayed in my bedroom...so pretty!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Dog Did It!

I just had to post this tonight.  It came out so cute. Just a little tag, simple but cute.  It would really be cute tied on a  bag of doggie goodies for a Mans Best Friend.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's the Weekend and anything GOES!!

These are two cupcake picks for a new line of Custom Party Picks I am designing.  I can't really tell too much more but I am hoping the first set will be ready in a few weeks. Can't wait to show them off.  Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Inspiration Night is TONIGHT!!


Register for Inspirations Online Class:  Love is in the Air-Wedding/Anniversary Projects

Join us in class tonight, games, projects and our on line class.  Register and Jump on line...can't wait to sse you there. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today is Wireless Wednesday Crafternoon.  I made this 12x12 calendar this afternoon (this Crafternoon).  It will have UV Coating on it so I can use it as a wipe off board.  I actually took it from our template gallery and tweaked it a bit to give it a beach theme.  Pictures are my girls when they were younger.    

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mondays with Maggie

Just a couple pictures of Monday with Maggie...I love being a GRAMMA!!

Today is Tutorial Tuesday!!

The above tutorial will help you get started with Heritage Makers. It's actually very easy. Go to http://www.mystorybooklane.com to get started. Be sure to name ME, Margie Klodnicki, (#231941) as your consultant when signing up for your studio; this way I can help you along, and share my specials and templates with you directly. We offer Live On-Line FREE Classes each week that you join right from your own home. Please check the weekly schedule posted each week and register for one of them. Thursday Nights are Live Inspiration Classes which are somewhat a Master Class with a wide variety of projects you will just love. Contests, games and prizes included. Take some time for yourself and learn the new hobby of Digital Storybooking.

Below learn to Upload your Photos. Take a minute to watch this tutorial too. Once you have your photos uploaded...you will be OFF AND RUNNING! Good Luck and Have Fun!

20x20 Canvas Poster

Don't miss out on this fabulous sale.  10% off ANY Canvas Posters if you publish (print) in March. These black and white, 20x20 Canvas Posters were created of my growing family and Jack and Lisa's Wedding.  Our three daughters have grown so much over the years.  As much as I would like to take FULL credit for this design, I can't, it was designed by another consultant and shared in our HM Template Gallery with thousands of other templates to choose from.  With our Drag and Drop system it's easy to drop your own pictures right into any template and personalize to your own liking.  Just pick any template and start storybooking today at www.mystorybooklane.com  

Made by Me Monday

I wanted to share a few things that I had made for Made by Me Monday. The first is a tray I purchased at Michaels Craft Store for $10. and inserted a poster I had made in my Digital Heritage Makers Studio. We love this tray. If anyone eats in the living room, you must use the tray. It’s also great if someone is not feeling well and gets “special treatment from MOM”, to eat in bed. At the same time, I found a set of 4 black tray tables from Bed, Bath and Beyond and inserted posters in them as well. I really like these pieces and they look GREAT with my furniture. They were so easy to put together and I have received many nice comments on them. These would also be a GREAT gift idea too.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Wedding

Here are just a few pictures of  Jack and Lisa's Wedding Celebration last June.  The day was just beautiful. It was nice celebrating with 150 of our family and friends.  The wedding service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plainfield, IL and the reception was at Union Station in Joliet, IL. A great time was had by all. I can't believe in June they will be married for 1 year.  

The Bridal Shower

Last June we celebrated our daughter Lisa's, Wedding Shower.  We had it in our home with 30 family and friends in attendance.  We really had a GREAT time!!  The shower was catered by My Chef Catering and The Craze in St. Charles, Illinois provided some wonderful cupcake favors and fabulous frosting shots!  Each of Lisa's Bridesmaids helped with different segments of the shower, and as her mom, I was in charge of the tablescapes & food display.  What a beautiful afternoon we had.  I can't believe, in June,  Jack and Lisa will celebrate their first anniversary.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jenn's Baby Shower

This is my daughter Jennifer's Baby Shower last year. We had so much fun planning this over the summer.  My sister-in-law Terry, flew in from the NJ, while family and friends from our area attended. We missed the rest of our family in NJ, but they were with us in mind and spirit.  We did Skype in Jenn's in-laws from Maryland...that really was a lot of fun and Skyping was new to everyone!  It was nice that they were able to join the celebration.  

Jenn's sisters, Lisa and Kate, and her Aunt Terry were a HUGE help in putting this shower together. So many nice gifts were given and I think everyone had a GREAT time. The games were crazy fun, very unique and memorable.  The beautiful balloon sculptures were made by my friend Holly...she's so creative!

To our surprise, little Margaret Jean was born the following week ...a little early, but PERFECT.  Our little Maggie is more fun than I had ever dreamed.   Wow, I am a GRANDMA and loving every minute!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just Bloggin'

I thought I would blog about different things each day, so I am posting a weekly calendar of  topics I would like to include each day.

Monday-Made by Me Monday & Mondays with Maggie (my grandchild)
Tuesday-Tutorial Tuesday-Video Tutorials on Cool Things
Wednesday-Crafternoon-Afternoon Craft..Please Join Me & Wireless Wednesday (meet at Panera for Lunch) bring your laptop with your pictures loaded for a Crafternoon
Thursday-Evening Inspirations On-line Class (will post link so we can all go to class together on-line)
Free-Day Friday-Anything goes for the weekend-Party Ideas, Games, Posters, Vacations...just weekend fun.  Hope you find something you enjoy.

New Name for Studio Nights

Studio Master Classes hosted by Lynda Angelastro and Tanja Rigby are now called  "Inspirations" On-Line Class. I  am thrilled to show you the new logo for these classes.

The name “Inspirations” better represents the never-ending stream of ideas and design excellence that the classes now provide. Regardless of your particular interests or level of Studio experience, there is something for everyone in these classes, and we’re sure you’ll agree this logo captures that spirit.  I will be posting Dates and Times for this class in the morning so you can join us!