Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fundraiser Time

Yes, folks it is fundraiser time again at my daughter's school (to help pay for those trees - Julie lol!!!). I usually can't find a thing in the three catalogs they send home. There is always some OK jewelry and some stale candy. But, this time I have to admit these Laundry dryer ball thingies REALLY WORK! Have you all seen them??? I laughed out loud the first time I saw them - but to my amazement THEY WORK!!!! Our towels are all fluffy and new feeling - which is really amazing considering they are the same towels we got 10 years ago as wedding presents. Trouser socks don't even fall out of my pants when I am at the office - SERIOUSLY my static problem has been cut off!! WHOO-HOO!!!! If you have a Bed Bath & Beyond in your area and get the 40% off coupons - think about using it on these dryer balls! They are GREAT!!!! Of course if you would like to help my daughters school just let me know and I can tell you how to place your order on-line ($10.50)- she would really like to win one of the cool prizes they are giving away - you know the chocolate scented calculator or the play cell phone or the Swirly mug.

Baby Girl Paper Bag Album

Sorry - I didn't get to post these pictures yesterday - we had a major plumbing issue that set everything on hold - including my bladder - OUCH!!!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Special Order

Just taking a break from working on a special order for a Baby Girl Paper bag Album. One of my favorite projects. But, I thought I would stop and let you know that I have been using my new glider tape roller - well it STINKS!!!! It started out working great - then it jammed and broke, so I took that cartridge out and put in the spare I bought - same thing!!! It doubled up on itself and kept jamming! So needless to say - it was a BIG WASTE of money for me. Live and learn! I will post photos later today of my paper bag album! Hope everyone has an awesome Saturday!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Blogoversary, Ida!!!!

Look what's going on over at Ida Melby blog..............YUMMY CANDY!!!!

To win this all you have to do is:
  1. Spread the word anywhere on your blog
  2. Leave me a comment so I can find you.



This one is with a twist, to win this you will physically have to send me a card by snail mail, e-mail me at: to get my home address and I will randomly pick a winner of all the cards recieved.


Exciting news!!!!!

Ok I have just heard some fun news….Vicki of stamped smiles is going to be starting her very own Saturday spotlight with hidden potential challenge blog . Check out all the details HERE.

An Award - WHOO-HOO!!!!!

I like Your Style Award
When I looked at my blog this morning, I found this fabulous award given to me by My Cardmaking Haven a.k.a Cheryl , if you haven't seen her blog go over and have a look at her fantastic creations. Thank You so much for passing this onto me Cheryl. There doesn't seem to be any rules with this one so I will pass this onto to everyone who reads my blog. You all - are FANTASTIC!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tissue Paper

Earlier when I was blog hopping on my lunch break at work, I came across a challenge to use Tissue Paper on your layout. Well I can't find the challenge page, now that I have done it. But, I did do a layout using tissue paper. I used a new cool scallop punch that my MIL gave me - and made a flower out if tissue paper. I like the how it turned out. Whoo-hoo!

52 Sketches - Sketch 32

The new sketch is up at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks.

I spent it ALL and then SOME!!!! :o)

I won Jaylynn's awesome RAK, a couple weeks ago over at Jaylynn Scraps. Have you checked her blog out??? Sheesh this gal has TALENT!! Noticed that was a Capital T-A-L-E-N-T!!!!!

I received a totally rockin' gift card from Scrapgal. So, yep folks - I let my fingers walk I mean RUN over to Scrapgal and got my smack down on! WHOO-HOO!!!!! Here are some of my goodies I purchased.......

American Crafts Page Protector - 12x12" Photo 4x6

Little Yellow Bicycle Paper - Autumn Bliss - Decorative Edge Pap

Glue Arts Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro Unit

Glue Arts Adhesive - Glue Glider Refills - PermaTac

I thought these 4x6 page protectors were pretty cool - so that I could add those in my albums in between one of my scrapped pages here and there. I figured I could feel them with my dd - you know the ones where she is doing the same thing but I took a dozen pics of it! LOL!!!

The next, I just thought was cool because of the scallop! Too-cool!

Now, on to what I have been debating about for awhile, A "Glue Glider" - I ususally just like my little hand held adhesive. But, I have heard good things about this one - so I GOT IT!

What do you all think?? What is your favorite form of adhesive, snot dots, glue etc.????? I would like to know what you all use. I am always out for tips and ideas. :o)


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Woo-HOO!!!! I get to spend the evening in my craft room tonight! YAY!!!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pass it Forward!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lovin' this...

The first five people to respond to this post
will get something made by me, especially for you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make but I hope you will.

2- What I create will be just for you.

3-They say I have a year to get it to you. But I promise it will NOT take that long.

4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It’s a surprise to both of us at this point.

The catch? You must repost this on your blog and
offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

So the first five people who post, and are willing to pass it along,
will get a handmade gift in the mail from me.

When you get it, make sure you post a pic on your blog!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


This is a layout for the sketch challenge over at Welcome to the Scrappiest! Here is the sketch...

Here is what I did..............

Bed of Roses

Here is my take on the challenge over at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!
The challenge is to scrap about your favorite movie. The movie I choose is a few years old (1996) - but it still my favorite.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Still one of my favorites.......

Over at.................

Bizzy Becs - Creatalicious Challenges

the first challenge is to make something for your dad - well since my Uncle passed in April (he raised me from the time I was 5) I decided to post this , your project needs to incorporate brown and metal. This is still a very special layout for me - so I am using it as the challenge piece. I miss him everyday! I am still thankful to have my birth Dad too - so as soon as my computer is back up and running I will post something special for him too! But until then my layout is a tribute to my Uncle.

I have used a light brown dp and then metal buttons and of course some of Leah's beautiful blooms which you can find at her shop over at Paper Blooms ETSY Store.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


My sister -n- law is a scrapper too. She actually got into it before I did. Here are some photos from a scrapbook she did of my daughter.


Beth is giving huge and gorgeous candy and it ends on september (first week)!

Tab is giving gorgeous candy away, and she will draw 2 winners, candy finishes on 22..!018

Another fab candy from Bea, and it ends on 8/15!

Judy is giving so gorgeous candy, and it ends on 8/25.!
Surprise candy from Vikki, and it ends on 9/7!
Carolyn is giving gorgeous candy away, and it ends on 8/31.!
Another fab candy from Naoual, and it ends on 8/22.!
Gorgeous candy from Lisa, it ends on 9/4! Blog candy ends......4th September

Monday, August 10, 2009

Computer getting rebuilt....

Just wanted to let you know our computer is getting rebuilt - so I will be posting some of my latest creations soon. I will be blog hoping at work tho! Tee-hee! ;O)


Check out the blog candy below.....woo-hoo go over to All the things I love Bev is really given this away............



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Blog Candy!

Look at the yummy blog candy that take a little piece of my art has up for grabs - go check it out! She has a great blog!!!!!!!!!

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I have been given this lovely award from Maxine's arts and crafts, thank you so much Maxine!. Check out her blog - she so ROCKS!!! And I would like to pass this award on to EVERYONE!!!! Grab it! Take it! YOU DESERVE IT!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Favorite Flower

The current challenge over at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things! is to do a layout using your favorite flower! This was super easy for me. You all look at my favorite flower every time you hit my blog. My loving hubby made my header for me. He knows I love Stargazer Lilies, in fact he got me hooked on them. When we were dating he would always bring me Stargazers and it was our wedding flower and he still gives them to me on every anniversary - that makes 10 to date ;o) Anywho please go check out the challenge....These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Summer Camp

Yesterday was the last day of summer camp for my daughter. WHEW! This summer has flew by - she starts school in 13 days - Here is a very awesome scrapbook she made at camp - I am proud of her - it rocks!!!!