Saturday, February 19, 2011

90-Minute Scramble

Happy Weekend!

There was a 90-minute scramble over on the Hero Arts Flickr sight today, hosted by sweet Hannah. She wanted us to either use the Woodgrain stamp, or distressing on our cards. I don't own the woodgrain, so I used lots of distress inks to shade the background around the rose image.

It was a fun challenge and Hannah did a great job hosting! You can see all the cards that were made here. I'm always so impressed by the talent and creativity during these challenges! If you've never played in one, you should give it a try. . .so fun! Here's the schedule which shows the dates for future scrambles.

I just saw our weather report for the rest of the weekend. They're predicting a foot of snow for Sunday into Monday. Not fun after a week of close to 50 degree weather. Bummer!!

Hope everyone is having a fun weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers. . . . .

Hey everyone!

I have to say that working in the floral department of a grocery store, makes one very happy, once Valentine's Day is over. We had an unbelievable day, selling more this year than the last two and also beating the sales from 2005, which was the last time Valentine's Day fell on a Monday! Makes all the hard work worth it! I had lots of fun too, talking to all the men, helping them pick the perfect bouquet or roses. I love hearing who they're buying for, what their wives, moms, daughters or girlfriends like, their plans for the evening, etc... So many of them have been shopping there for as long as I've been working there, which makes it even more fun!

I promised I'd share some photos of the department, so let's get started. I don't want to make the post too long, so I'll just show you the pics with very little said.

Love these simple clay pots with the added sparkly hearts and flowers!

Lots of Tulips, Hyacinth, bulb gardens and mini rose plants.

This is an extra rack of bouquets that I use during a busy holiday.

Inside my cooler. This is the floor where I can usually walk to get to the racks up above.

Here are the racks, filled to the brim!

Star Gazer and Asiatic Lilies.

Lots and lots of gorgeous Tulips!

This is a fun arrangement. The purse is all pink and holds a beautiful mix. See my favorite flower in there? Love Peonies!

I thought these were so cute! A mix of pink and white daisies, all glittered up!

These are Calla Lilies in a 4-inch pot. . .they flew out the door! It's just such an elegant flower.

Here is a close-up. . .

. . .and in white

This is a Freesia. It's one of my favorite flowers. We can only get it into the store a few times a year. It is so beautiful! Have you ever smelled this flower? All I can say is, "Heavenly!"

Another Fressia in white. . .so pretty. They also come in yellow, pink and purple but the orange has the best smell!

Cute little guy, don't ya think?

Thanks for taking the time to look through all these photos! Hope you enjoyed them!

I'm off to work to fill my empty shelves and displays with new product coming in today. Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's The Big Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

I'll be heading to work in the Flower Department soon, but wanted to post a quick card before leaving. My hubby and I went out to eat last night with 6 other couples and had a blast! We went to a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis called Ruth's Chris. It's quite expensive and we only eat there once a year if that. I noticed that there was a little doily underneath the small cup of butter and grabbed it right away! If Ivy hadn't mentioned in her discussion thread on Flickr that she does this, I never would have given it a thought! Thanks, Ivy! :) Here's the quick card I made using the doily.

I stamped the text across the doily, layered the pieces, stamped the xoxo on the Ek punched heart and the ribbon was a gift from Sue.

I also wanted to share a card I sent to Louise, along with a package of goodies, for her win in my 90-minute scramble a few weeks ago. She should have received them by now, but haven't heard from her yet, so I will wait to post it on Flickr.

One more thing. . .here is a little peek from a post I'm working on. This is a gorgeous Tulip from the floral department where I work. I have lots more to share, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with lots of hugs and kisses! :)