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Friday, October 31, 2008

~Happy Halloween~


Happy Halloween My faithful Blog Friends!~
I have a special GIVEAWAY today!
24 pieces of Cardstock Paper! Brand new in package (of course)
I will draw a name Saturday BY NOON!
I am cramming in last minute costume changes and prepping for tonight
so I will be gone all day today.
But I could not forget my FRIDAY RAK could I?!

Just leave a comment here AFTER You visit This BLOG and leave her a comment!
http://dreamdesignsiralamija.blogspot.com/
http://iralamija.blogspot.com/
She has some GREAT NEW Christmas card Kits!
WOW they rock and so inexpensive too!
and I will draw a random name tomorrow!

OH and IF you by chance have this Paper kit already??
I will send you another goody instead so
Get to commenting even if you have this paper!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2008


Out of the entire weekend of scrapping,
this was the ONLY LO I was not happy with.
Now don't get me wrong I LOVE Webster's Pages...
BUT their papers are so filled and beautiful, I sort of got stuck!
I did not want to cover even one of those beautiful words.
But hey, 9 out of 10 is not bad! I am a happy girl.
Now for some Tag making.
Not only am I doing/hosting a Tag Swap for the Fisk-a-Friendzy but also
I am hosting a tag giveaway for the girls at Just Scrappin'
So I better get my paper out and get to work man.

Have a beautiful Day
Thank you for stopping by
~Pinky~

Wednesday, October 29, 2008



Ok this is a quick one but it works for those corner rounded scalloped pages!
And yes, its a new fancy Schmancy VIDEO! bwhahahaha

I feel some Videos coming on!
Maybe a series of PINKY'S PLAYHOUSE?
what do you think? Some cool video tutorials?
hehehe


Now this is a cut little Candy Wrapper I made from a
Make and Take at Treasured Scrapbooking!
That Sara is so talented!

OK I am off for now, have a beautiful Wednesday~
~Pinky~

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

~Talk about TUESDAY!~


Just a couple more things I scrapped this weekend.
I made this card but I was wanting to use my new circle cutter so I made it in a shape.
Again not thrilled with it but its pretty, I will use it.
BTW I love that Jenni Bowlin Music sheet paper! IN the brown! *drool* SO pretty!



I bet after that Fiskateer Blog you were wondering when
I was going to scrap the picture?! LOL
Well I did!
I found Love,Elsie Paper on clearance and I LOVE it,
I hope they ave some left this weekend!
I am going to miss her paper so much, she was so creative!
And of course I had to BLING it up a little.
This week Hobby Lobby has their bling 50% off
I am praying Andrew gets home early one night so I can buy some.

Well off to my 35 degree morning...BURRRRRR Its getting cold!
Have a beautiful day
~Pinky~

Monday, October 27, 2008

I have never in my life won anything like this let alone over 20.00 prize!
I am SOOO excited I WON the Cosmo Cricket Blog Contest!
And it is ALL thanks to my scrapping Buddies!
Thank You all so much!


Now I promised a RAK of Stamps and I think I will throw in 2 Bags of PRIMA FLOWERS as well! (I will split a BIG bottle into two and RAK it out!)

So the RAK of stamps Goes to
KimberleyRose82


and the RAK of FLOWERS GO TO

- Brenda #3635

AND

ROXANN from Just Scrappin'

Again I want to sincerely Thank each of you!
I wish I had 84 prizes to giveaway.
You know I try to RAK out everything I can on a daily basis.
I never keep extras I pass on what I can afford.
And it means the world to me that you all stepped in and helped me win this prize! I am almost in tears from the love I feel. Thank YOU ALL so MUCH!
Have a beautiful Day
~Pinky~


~Manic Monday!

Well, Manic around here anyways!
I ended up scrapping this weekend NOT sewing so I have a ton to do today! LOL
But I am happy with what I did Scrap-wise!
Monochromatic PINK LO

Berry Sweet Owl Card!



Carpe Diem White Space LO.
I have been planning this LO for a month now LOL
But I am sooooo afraid of white space!
I just had to suck it up and get it done!



And I have a few more I did as well! In Total I did 10? Projects!
Have a great Monday!
Thanks for stopping by
~Pinky~

Sunday, October 26, 2008



I made this sign for my scrap room!
I love it, it was FUN and quick. I am pleased with it.
Now to get hubby to put a hanger on my door.




I spent most of yesterday Scrapping.

I made this card with the Prima Giveaway Breast Cancer Awareness Flowers.
I figured I would send it to a Survivor in the hospital and she could keep the pendant.
It was fun making such a bright cheery card with endless flowers,
I usually ration out the embellishments.

It was fun playing with my brand new camera too!
And to end the day on great note, the boys and daddy came home with
Ben and Jerry's ice cream with candles in it and sang Happy Birthday.
It was adorable.
A good day!
Have a beautiful Sunday
~Pinky~

Saturday, October 25, 2008

~Scrappy Saturday~


Well it's Saturday and hubby has to work.
So I am making Chicken and Dumplings for the boys and trying to scrap between fighting and whining! LOL
I have a card and one LO done so far!
Hopefully I will get to go shopping tomorrow? We will see.
Have a beautiful Saturday, thank you for stopping by
~Pinky~

Friday, October 24, 2008

~Good Morning Friday~

Well, I woke up nice and early to the boys saying "Happy Birthday MOM!"
Last night...hubby brought me Flowers, M&M's and a CD.
I received his gift (camera) the day before.
He took the kids to the store last week and let them all pick out the gift they wanted for MOM.
It was all very sweet and fun.

I have a wonderful family that care and show it.
I could not be more blessed. It's a wonderful day.
And I have great Scrap friends too!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes on all the boards Ladies.
They make me smile every one of them!
~Pinky~

Thursday, October 23, 2008

~PLEASE!~ Help me WIN!

This would be an awesome Birthday gift! hehe
No seriously it is my B-day today. 10-24


IF you can go comment for PINKY on this BLOG! IF I win I will RAK out and ENTIRE kit to one of the ladies who commented for me!!!!!!!!!

PLus I will give a RAK out now for just going to put my name in!

A FULL SET OF THESE STAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!



BRING People for me please!
IF You can get 15 people to go on FOR me I will Send you a new Package of PRIMA Flowers!!!

http://cosmocricket.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-many-people-can-you-fit-into-cosmo.html

~Tipsy Thursday~


Since I was gone most of yesterday no scrapping for me.
And today should be dedicated to sewing!
So far I have made Mario, Luigi and one Donkey Kong costume, and maybe 6 Fairies?
And a good little green witch!
I still need to make a Princess Peach costume for me and a WARIO for hubby.
And another fairy costume! LOL

On a side note. For all you blog taggers, I am not trying to offend anyone
but I literally get blog tagged 3 to 5 times a week.
I would have nothing but blog tags on here if I did them all so I have given up.
Thank You for thinking of me though.

Have a beautiful Day
~Pinky~

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

~Wacky Wednesday~

Oh and it's wacky for sure!
Last night at Just Scrappin' we did a One Hour Layout Contest and it was a hoot! This is not our first time and every time we have a great turnout and its so fun!

Sure get's the adrenaline pumping and everyone has a good time then we all go have a good chat in the chat room!

Oh and yesterday I sealed the deal for doing a CLASS!
It is my first and it will be a ball, I am sure!
It's for a Christmas Acrylic LO, and a BONUS Christmas Acrylic Mini Album!
I am pretty excited! When I get all the details I will be sure to post!
I love doing tutorials and classes so this is right up my alley for sure!

Oh I should mention it will be an ONLINE class!

Well, off to my boys today....its cold this morning and my babies are grumpy.
They need some snuggle time I know it!
Have a beautiful Day
~Pinky~

Oh and if you did not check it out....MY GUEST blog is up at Fiskateers!
http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/2008/10/20/pinky-the-roving-reporter-is-back-from-her-assignment/

Go check it out! I sure had fun doing it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Winner's List
House Board book- vannasmom said...

i like the prima flowers , or the stickers or the board boook , I am not picky! Love you lots , cause you are always so generous!!

Blue PRIMAS-Blogger Sandra from NC said...

Hi Pinky - this is my first visit to your blog! I found you at startascrapbook. I like the flowers or board book too.

YELLOW PRIMAS-Blogger Jocelyn said...

What a generous friend you are! I like the flowers and the board book! Wowza those are some awesome flowers. So glad that I found you blog, love your LO's, cards and HAIR!!!!!! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend!

GREEN PRIMAS-Blogger southernbellescrapper said...I'm diggin' the prima's gf! ;) You rock gf!!! I sure hope you win some RAK's elsewhere....
Halloween ChipBoard Stickers-Blogger MaryNSC said...

I am just Happy HAPPy HAPPy with anything!!:O)
I am just Happy to be here..LOLOLOL


All the RAKS Have been mailed! Thanks Ladies








These are LO's I did last night.
I LOVE working with cardboard it is so freeing to me. No constraints form the Patterned paper and theme. Thank YOU Sasha who introduced me to Cardboard Lo's wow I am addicted!
I did this MINI LO to hang in my Boy's room.
He insisted he needed a bandaid for his NOSE! hehehe
Silly Boys!

Have a beautiful Day
~Pinky~

Monday, October 20, 2008



Its a cool crisp Fall day here, and I am loving it! I am ready for the change of season let me tell you!

Now today I have some fun news, I was asked to be a Roving Reporter for Fiskateers...for their upcoming Nashville Fisk-A-Friendzy, so I drove to Nashville and took some snapshots of the places we will be visiting in the CROP!
Be sure to stop by and leave a comment please!
To let them know your watching! LOL
I am not sure what Time she will be posting. I received the email last night telling me to look for it today!
http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/

Now this LO I have been planning for quite some time, and Paper did not seem to be the right medium for the emotion i was trying to convey so I used cardboard. Actually I also did it as a submission for Scrap'N'Art. A cool new magazine online. They definitely think outside the scrappy box! I love it!

OK back to my boys and scrapping! I am trying to finish costumes today! 3 down and 2 to go! YEEHAW!
Have a beautiful Day
~Pinky~

Sunday, October 19, 2008

OK this week I put up a RAK/challenge but I am also putting up a RAK. I have some Prima Flowers that Scrapbook Heaven sent me for a RAK. You can check them out at http://www.scrapbookheavenga.com/boards/index.php Also fi anyone is interested, I have 1 25% total order purchase! I have a CUTE house Board book from them as well!

I also Have a few other goodies! Including these NEW Cloud 9 Chipboard stickers!
So instead of picking one or two winners this week, I will send one goody to 4 winners!
So leave a comment here before tomorrow night and let me know what you are interested in and I will draw names Tomorrow (Monday) evening!!

Have a great Lazy Sunday!
~Pinky~

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Do you digital scrapbook at all?
I do dabble in it but most of my Lo's I keep to myself, because they are quite frankly SIMPLE and it costs alot to buy all the graphics I want or need for a LO

But I have MUCH respect for Digi Scrappers because it takes TIME to layer all those graphics and get it just right. For me it is a minimum of 1 hour but usually a couple and with paper in my hands I can just knock it out in one hour!

I know sometimes digital is considered "not the same" But to me it was made with the same love and heart as any paper LO its just gone high tech baby!
And who am I to judge how you want to show your love?!

OK now for that amazing news right??

Well not ONLY is Aymee FLYING INTO Nashville for the big Fisk-a-Friendzy even and staying with me for 4 days but also one of my closest friends CHERRIE is flying in as well! So 4 days of non stop trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEEHAW!!!!!

Have a great Saturday!
Much Love
~Pinky~

Friday, October 17, 2008


I dug out my old stickers for Halloween and used some new stuff to for my Scrap Your Crap
REIGN! hehehe This is the outcome. Everything BUT the die cut paper was old stuff I had stashed and not used! I love Scrap your Crap because it's all about using what you have!!
So join me this week and SCRAP that old Halloween stuff!
If you do...leave a LINK there and leave me comment here and I will DRAW a NAME from the entries and ONE lucky person will receive a BRAND NEW PACKAGE of....


*drum roll*

THICKERS!!!!!
I will draw a name next Friday! the 24TH
So start scrapping your crap girls! And tell them Pinky said so!Hehehe


Thanks for stopping by....Have a beautiful Friday
~Pinky~

Oh and if you want to check out some awesome Jewelry that Holly pointed out you can see it here! Tell her Pinky Sent ya!
http://jillenecox.blogspot.com/


Thursday, October 16, 2008


I have been wanting to do 2 Lo's for a long time now.
One wit my dirty hands and talking about how all my life people have told me "don't get your hands dirty" and why I can't keep them clean. And this one using the Toby Keith Song Man of My Convictions.
When I heard this song it just SCREAMED Layout to me!
And I so related to the song.

So I finally did it yesterday.
Here is the journaling.
Journaling says
As I sit here Creating this LO I am touched by this song.
In moments of pain I ask myself why I cannot just look the other way and let things go.
Why am I ALWAYS compelled to fight, even if it's small and insignificant.
Then I realized why. When you grow up and no one ever stands up for you. Then you decide you won't ever do that to anyone else.
If I want my boys to be strong, then momma has to fight on!!

Something about when *sigh* TOBY...sings
You may not like where I am going but you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to , Love me if you CAN



Have a beautiful day.
~Pinky~

Toby Keith Lyrics Lo is based on

Sometimes think that war is necessary

Every night I pray for peace on earth
I hand out my dollars to the homeless
But believe that every able soul should work
My father gave me my shot gun
That I’ll hand down to my son
And try to teach him everything it means

I’m a man of my convictions
Call me wrong; call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I am going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to
Love me if you can

I stand by my right to speak freely
But I worry bout what kids learn from tv
and before all debating turns to angry words and hate
sometimes we should agree to disagree
I believe that Jesus looks down here and sees us
And if you ask him he would say…

I’m a man of my convictions
Call me wrong; call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I am going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to
Love me if you can

I’m a man of my convictions
Call me wrong; call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I am going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to
Love me if you can

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

~Yea, all done!~


*whew* This is officially the very LAST TaG for my Christmas Tag swap! LOL
You would think that I signed up for 50 by how long it took me! No no, only 5 tags! LOL

I had some WONDERFUL NEWS lastnight!
Southernbellescrapper aka AYMEE will be flying into Nashville November 14th!
And staying with me for 4 FULL days! I am just THRILLED!!!!!
I am just waiting on one more friend who might be flying in too!
It will be the first time I have had company stay at my house since Oregon!
And all scrap gf's too! I will be a scrappy fool!
WOOHOO
I am ESTATIC!!!!!!!!


I also had some of the most sincere and amazing
comments ever from a few people today!
I am shocked and sooooo blessed today.
OK now back upstairs to scrap and sew!

Have a beautiful day y'all and thanks for coming by!
~Pinky~

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

~Finally Scrapped!~



I finally sat down and scrapped today! It was the first time in days! I really miss it if I don't get a few minutes a day now...how sad is that? LOL
I have some LO's in my head and I was going to sleep lastnight thinking of them. I did not do them but I did do this one.
I feel a bit off kilter today but I am happy.

This morning they had a chat on Fiskateers and some of the girls asked again about my handmade flowers...so I decided this weeks RAK will be some handmade flowers again!
So Look for them on Thursday or Friday after I have time to make some more!

Also this weekend I will be driving to the places that Fisk-a-Friendzy will take place in Nashville and posting pictures! WOOHOO!
If your coming GREAT! I hope to meet you there!
I will be there with a few friends!

Have a beautiful Fall Day
~Pinky~
Oh and thank you for stopping by!

Monday, October 13, 2008





Well, no scrapping for me this weekend but I thought I would share a few shots I took in the Beautiful Tennessee countryside!
It is amazing here and I cannot wait for more of the color change .
Enjoy your Monday....
Thanks for stopping By
~Pinky~

Sunday, October 12, 2008

~Busy weekend!~

Gotz me a new haircut, took the boys to the Pumpkin Farm, went shopping for Groceries AND got the rest of the costume fabric...PLUS I almost finished 3 costumes!
~Whew~ Bring on Monday babay!
I had no time to scrap....do you set aside time every day to scrap or does it revolve around life?

I try to scrap every day but let's face it, I have 3 kids and a husband.
No maid, no grandparents close by...no babysitter, so scrappin is low on my list!

OK on to scrapping news

MINI CROP
where?
Just Scrappin'
When?
October 20th-21st
What?
1 Layout Challenge
1 Card Challenge
1 GAME
1 Hour Layout challenge!

The one hour LO challenge was SO popular I decided to do it again!
Here is the prize
a new set of Love Elsi stamps I bought today. Plus I am sure I will throw in more goodies.


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Saturday, October 11, 2008

~Tagging Saturday~



Today has been a good day! These Tags I signed up to make have been haunting me because I am by no means in the Christmas Spirit but I knocked out 4 lastnight! WOOHOO!
And this morning i got up and got me a fancy new haircut! WOOT WOOT!

Then I came home and took the kids to the Pumpkin farm! in the 90 degree heat no less LOL
How weird, whenever we visited the pumpkin farm in Oregon we wore hats and gloves and froze our asses off but not here! 90 and shorts! And holy cow how commercialized is the Pumpkin Farm now?? 3.00 per person for a hay ride that lasts MAYBE 7 minutes on a long run!

3.00 per person for the KID corn maze!

And the Pumpkins...holy heaven above! 20.00 and more!! WOW!.

But it was a good time!

Happy Saturday Y'all!

Have a great day!
~Pinky~

Friday, October 10, 2008

And the Winner is~

Blogger jonaks said...

hey there cristal, just went to Bety's blog.

October 9, 2008 3:59 AM


Thank you all for stopping by and commenting!

I know Bety appreciated the time you took and I always love having visitors here! I figure eventually every blog visitor will have won something! Once or twice at least! If I keep up every week with the RAKS!

Jona email me your addy girl!

~Sharing Anxiety~


I was just talking to a gf the other day about how I am actually Embarrassed on some places to show my work.
Because everyone is so much better than me and have their own beautiful published click, and its embarrassing to show my simple pages and cards...
Cards especially!

But when it comes to giving them to family and friends I give them
proudly and
know they will admire and love them even if they
suck because they see the
love and hand made aspect.
Plus they are not scrappers!
This Halloween card is simple but I love it!
I had fun making it but I won't be putting it on a site because I
know its not super fancy with tons of
embellishments and all that.

Just a random insecurity. But I think we can all relate!!
That's why I mention it!


So do you feel anxious about posting your work too?

I also could kick myself for putting so much effort into boards I am not even a DT on...I have no idea why I am so compelled? Its time to break that habit.


I am super excited about the Fiskateer even in Nashville! WOOHOO
Let me tell you I am giddy with joy over this event!!
It's all about sharing what you have and spreading the love I tell you what!
And that is 100% what I love about the whole concept of crafting!

http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/2008/10/08/are-you-ready-nashville/

here is a link all about the event! Are you ready to Go country??! hehehe

Have a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by my humble blog
~Pinky~

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Yes, why yes it is!

At Just Scrappin' we had the MOST amazing CROP! And we now have 136 members and 50 regular guests a day! Things are so amazing and kind. I am overwhelmed by the great members and the great attitude everyone has!

We have a NEW sponsor this month. She does some beautiful Card Kits and they are Completely 100% reasonably priced as well!

So today's RAK is a GREAT little card kit from DREAM DESIGNS
Since you can ONLY buy at her blog...in order to qualify for this RAK I ask that you go by her Dream Designs Blog and just check out her stuff...then leave a comment on her blog right here....
http://iralamija.blogspot.com/

IF You do that then leave me a comment here and I will enter your name for a random drawing for this adorable Fall/Halloween Kit she donated!!
It will easily make 3 or 4 cards, maybe even 5 or 6?!!

Let her know PINKY or Just Scrappin' sent ya and let her know what you think of her kits please!

I will draw a name on Friday evening!! Now go have some fun and check out her Card kits!

Have a beautiful day
~Pinky~

~Helpful Friends~



I am so happy this week.
For 3 years I have taken pictures of my dresses/costumes on the floor but last week a friend in another town close to me called.
And she told me she was at a store closing sale and asked if I would like a Mannequin!
Now I don't even know her very well but she was thoughtful enough to think of my business and me, and I jumped all over it!
LOOK at the amazing difference it makes in photographing my dresses!!

I am so happy and more than touched that she thought of me.
Not many people you meet in this world are that thoughtful and considerate, but these are the people who change lives one act at a time.

So today I encourage you to PAY IT FORWARD!
I always try to pay forward Random Acts of Kindness OR Crafting!
And I encourage you to do the same.

Have a great Day
~Pinky~

Monday, October 6, 2008

~We have some WINNERS~!

OK , you saw 3 prize packages last post so here are the winners!
Please contact me with your info! Thank YOU

Blogger Tona said...

Those look great. I've never seen anything like that around here. Thanks for the chance. You're always so generous!

Blogger doverdi said...

Awesome RAK Pinky!! Love the Cloud 9 Halloween goodies. I don't get to see these new goodies other than online.

Blogger HeatherQ said...

Pinky -- I'd love your blog even if you didn't RAK things. You're part of the reason I finally gave in and started my own blog. Thanks for the inspiration!


And I have one more small special package of goodies for
Blogger Crazy Creations said...

I just left a post on the other post ,Pick me boy do i neeed some new stuff, Time are hard cant buy much stuff anymore .Thanks for the chance to win.Have a blessed week .Sarah


So let me know ladies and thank YOU for visiting the blog.

Here is a LO I did for Breast Cancer Awareness Month




Remember to save the TWINS!
Check the Cha Chas!
~Pinky~