Sunday, November 30, 2008
And all I can say is...I am downright GIDDY!
I just uploaded my first CHALLENGE and my first KIT Reveal! I am so excited!
This was a beautiful Kit to work with! Here is my FIRST LO and there is a Sketch to go with it!
Of course in celebration I have a PASS The RAK game on Treasured Scrapbooking!
I love the classic look of cream, black and red together. It just screams timeless.
I also dug into my glitter glue lastnight and scrapped this page.
I was a scrapping fool yesterday! LOL
Between sewing that is.
Well, off to be a mom today.
I am sick once again so I am hoping the boys wake up feeling better than I do.
Poor hubby is sick too.
It's that time of year.
Oh and there is just ONE LAST acrylic Class Kit left on Scrapbook Heaven!
Have a beautiful day
I need a PLUS sized mannequin!
No matter how much I pin the dresses with sleeves they just slide right off my
skinny minny mannequin!
I have spent the last couple days cutting, piecing and sewing.
I found some beautiful crushed Panne fabric and it is that time of year!
Time for holiday dresses and time for Christmas money *I hope*
I love sewing, I love scrapping, it's just finding the time for both!
I do have a deadline today though so I must scrap one page.
And I have a purple dress that needs to be finished, so back to my craft room I go!
Have a great Sunday y'all!
I put up Christmas lights yesterday (ok hubby AND I did) So I am
hoping to get some cool pictures tonight all lit up.
OHHHHH and guess what?? Tomorrow I start my
Design team Spot at Treasured Scrapbooking!
SO if you have not joined...COME JOIN ME!
I will be posting challenges AND RAKS every month!
Plus all the DT post fun challenges
They will keep you hopping and they always have the most creative people there.
See you tomorrow!
Friday, November 28, 2008
I waited in the fabric cutting line (20 deep) and hubby went to the checkout line (50 deep) and about when I was done he was up front so we met in the middle.
I managed to buy a TON of CRUSHED Velvet Fabric for all the holiday dresses I make! WOOHOO~!
And I snuck in a new corner rounder actually 2 of them!
The Fiskars squeeze punch and the EK success.
So if you ever wondered the difference between the sizes of the larger Fiskars Corner rounder squeeze punch and the medium EK Success corner rounder punch. Well here is a close up.
But to be fair Fiskars does make a smaller one, BUT not an XL one!
I have a much larger EK success one for my large scallops.
But they all scallop.
Truth me told I just wore out my old EK success corner rounder.
Then I came home and made 3 dresses and scrapped a page!
WOOHOO felt good to scrap let me tell you!Have a wonderful Saturday!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Just me and my boys (includes hubby) and lots, I do mean LOTS of home cooked food!
Some video games and Christmas music while cooking.
Yesterday I spent the entire day baking
No Bake Cookies
Home Made Bread
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Just call me Pinky Crocker!~
and this morning I woke up and made the Turkey and all the fixin's.
Thanks to hubby who set the Table and peeled potatoes for me.
It was just a pleasant relaxing day with my family, making new traditions.
And enjoying each other.
My wish for you, is to have a beautiful family (or friend) filled Thanksgiving Day
Thank you for stopping by
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Plus uploading 8 videos on how to make it! hehe
I really like how it turned out though and I am going to use it as a Christmas
Book to sit with my snowmen!
It has 8 pages total but I am only showing 3! LOL
It's been a busy week and last night we braved the grocery store.
Oh my Walmart on a Tuesday Before Thanksgiving is a big JOKE!
On a side note I wanted to share what my amazing,
talented son made for me yesterday! LOL
Check out PINK Helmet...Head MOM! Bwhahaha!
And apparently the ONLY think he could think of that he is Thankful for...is SHIRTS!
Cause we roll that way!
~Have a beautiful Day~
~Thank YOU for visiting my blog~
Monday, November 24, 2008
If you are intimidated by or LOVE Acrylics?...
Well, this is the Class for YOU!
I am going to give you a step by step video class for a beautiful
WINTER themed Acrylic LO.
Perfect for Christmas or Winter time Fun.
I has been making clear easy Tutorials on my blog for a long time and this is the next step.
This kit will give you enough supplies to make 1 Beautiful Acrylic page using a
HIGH Quality Crystal Clear Die Cut Acrylic Sheet.
The Kit also includes the JUST Released PINK Paislee Tinsel town Papers, and Press-ons.
Plus plenty of Bling and chipboard for a few more pages.
Plus a sheet of Hambly as a Bonus to make your own Mini-album.
I am also including step by step video instructions for the mini album.
You do not want to miss out on this class!
It is 2 classes in one. Learn while having fun.
This is the LO I am giving instructions on. An original by me.
Sneak Peep for the videos
Just click here to buy
Oh and the best part?? Its ONLY 24.99!!!!! WOOHOO!
I worked with Shannon to make it an affordable kit.
Well, #1 I decorated my house (halfway) this weekend and we watched Christmas Movies and listened to my new Toby Keith Christmas CD.
I know some are telling me it's too early but I needed some fun snowman cheer!
On the 1st or so we will go find a Christmas tree and decorate it. So we can spread it out!
And #2. I spent my weekend filming my ACRYLIC LO CLASS!! WOOHOO!
So it is finally done and going on sale TODAY! hooray! I am SO excited!
Now this Class Kit is PACKED with extra goodies so you can make another LO or album or whatever you like and I have 8 VIDEO steps to making this LO and not fearing Acrylic.
Also as a FREE BONUS I am doing a Video Tutorial of an
Acrylic mini-album (I will add pictures shortly)
So I am a happy camper and having a VERY good Monday!
Here are some sneak peeks!
I am hoping Shannon has the kit up today.
Oh and some WINNERS from yesterday......let's see!
Random drawing for the names...
java diva said...
OMG, this is so lame, so please don't tell anyone...but my sexy weekend thing is...TO TAKE A SHOWER AND SHAVE MY LEGS!! ROFL
November 23, 2008 7:16 PM
And girl I so feel ya! Shaving my legs is practically foreplay with 3 boys! LOL
OK y'all thanks for stopping by and I will def. have another RAK towards the end of the week!
Have a GREAT Monday!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I spent yesterday sewing but hey I made some money so no one is bitchin here!
It was a good day!
I finished my Bella BLVD Contest entry right here
I am loving me some Bella BLVD let me tell you what!
Now I believe I said something yesterday about a RAK?? Oh yes I did!
I know some of you live in areas where they do not carry ....these...
and some of you pay way too much for these so rarely buy them....
So how about if I put up another package of THICKERS!
In Fact I will give away 2 packages 1 to each winner!
So leave me a comment, telling me what is your sexy fun thing for the weekends.
And I will draw a name tomorrow morning!
Have a beautiful Sunday y'all
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Have you seen this new BELLA BLVD paper? Oh my goodness it is FUN and pretty!
All the trees and clouds...YUMMY stuff!
This is a sneak peek of one of my LO's.
ScrapFreak sells it, that is where I bought mine, oh and my BF brought me some!
I LOVE Stickles but I do not always find them, so when I went to Hobby Lobby
this week, they have GLITTER glue on sale 50% off.
So I bought large bottles for 1.50! And even though they are not as precise as Stickles,
they do look good and saved me about 10.00!
So in a pinch or if you are on a budget like me...try glitter glue!
The one I used here is copper.
I woke up to 14...YES I said 14 degree weather this morning....
it has warmed to a nice tropical 23 now LOL
My heater has been running ALL night long!
I never do that, I like a chilled night but not today.
It's just DAMN cold out there!
Now for all you wonderful faithful blog readers...
I will be having a RAK tomorrow morning! So stay tuned!
Have a WARM and beautiful Day!
Friday, November 21, 2008
I did my Dreamgirls Blog challenge!
I used the new Tim Holtz Mask from Noel Mignon's kit Home Sweet Home
and Metal from her kit (the key)
and DEFINITELY used the Gratitude attitude theme!
I am NOT happy with the mask but that's ok, I won't love every LO so it's all good.
My husband loves it and he is the one who counts!
Tally Scrapper's also had a challenge like this so I combined them!
I love combining challenges.
It is a FRIGID morning this morning, I need to learn how to stand with my boys at the bus stop
with a HEATER! BUUURRRR!!
OK y'all have a beautiful day~!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I recieved this from Jocelyn this morning.
Usually I do not post these or surveys because I get them almost daily, but I am this morning.
Thank YOU Jocelyn your too sweet!
OK you may ask what in the world these are??
Well guess what? I SCRAPPED! Yesterday I scrapped 2 pages! WOOHOO!
But I cannot share just yet because they are my first DT pages for
So instead I thought I would post a sneaky PEEK!
Just to show I really did scrap pages for the first time in over 2 weeks! I am so happy!
OK onto a survey
I was tagged by a fellow blogger,
one I actually follow almost DAILY she is amazing and so is her Butterfly.
Now if you have tagged me before I apologize but I do get tagged pretty much every 2 or 3 days,
So I rarely do them or I would be filling my blog with tagging (:
I love you anyways though!!
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules.
2. Share seven random or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post with their links.
4. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Fact 1. I have a hole in my nose (no not from DRUGS!) from a freak accident when I was 19 and I can put a pencil through my nose. Handy? NO but freaky for drunk parties? YES!
Fact 2. I might have PINK hair but I am so thoroughly domesticated and conservative,
it ain't even funny!
Fact 3. I love baking, I bake everything form home made bread to home made jam.
Fact 4. Since moving away from my lifelong home, Oregon.
I do not miss Oregon one little bit, but I do miss the Oregon Strawberries,
and Julie, Cori, and Chelsea (My Ex step sisters/mom) So badly.
I never expected to miss them so much but I do.
Fact 5. When I died my hair pink, I NEVER once thought about the stares and questions I would get. I just did it because I LOVED it and it represented breaking free from the restraints of abuse and secrets....so I did it. And the first day I was blown away and almost scared by all the people who made fun of me and stared.
Now I am used to it but then I was so naive, it just never occurred to me that anyone would care what color hair I had or even stare at all? Yea, I know I am crazy huh? Crazy stupid! LOL
Fact 6. I started scrapping just to fit in with a group of friends who I secretly thought were insane. I found scrapping to be expensive and ridiculous, then I got hooked. And realized scrapping is what you make of it. And for me it is a creative outlet to share my life story with not only my family but others who travel the same path.
Fact 7. My online friendships mean just as much to me as my real life (very few of those) friendships. I have found that out recently and it sort of shocks me. But it's true.
So that is me in a nutshell.
If you want to pass this TAG on then go right ahead!
I so appreciate every single person who stops by!
Have a beautiful Thursday
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Glad you had fun!!
November 18, 2008 3:47 PM
So girl, come on down and email me your addy! I will mail it off this week!
I just mailed off the kit to Liz and I SO appreciate everyone stopping by! I promise to never stop handing out RAKS! I have more planned for this weekend.....
OK now on to other things....
Have you heard of Dreamgirls?? The Dreamgirls Challenge Blog?
Oh my goodness you need to go play there! This week they have an awesome challenge! (I am working on it today) And 2 prizes worth over 50.00!
That alone is worth playing for! WOOT WOOT~
The girls there totally ROCK, hopefully I will be done with mine tonight and be able to post it.
This week the prompt s THANKFUL and
the requirements are to use...Metal
and use a Mask.
Now I know not everyone has a mask but you can ink/paint/spray over a stencil, heck even a piece of chipboard to make a mask!
It's not about the specifics, its about having fun!
Now, speaking of FUN, If you have not joined Just Scrappin' and tried the
ONE HOUR LO CONTEST yet....Your missing some FUN!
This is the sketch we used last time and it ROCKED!
We had so much fun! WOOHOO
The next one is happening on November 23rd! So be there or be Square!
Timestamp: 2008-11-19 12:44:14 UTC
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Today I get back to cleaning and working and I am going to be working not only on my ACRYLIC class schtuff BUT also my new DT work!
Leslie from Treasured Scrapbooking send out our December kits and let me say this....
OMG they so rock!
I have always liked her kits but having them all is so fun!
~Facts about Treasured Scrapbooking~
1. Did you know? That the more you chat and participate on the board...at the end of the month EVERY month you will received points which translate into a DISCOUNT in the store?? from 10% to 30% off.
Here is how it works.
Participation in these will give you the following points:
Completing DT monthly or Cyber Crop challenges: 2 points (must be completed by challenge deadline)
Forum Posts: 1 point for every 25 posts (I have beginning totals for these as of April 2) (max: 10 points per month)
Gallery Postings: 1 point for each gallery upload (10 points max per month)
Referring customers: 5 points (make sure they mention your name when they order to get credit)
TS store purchases: 1 point for every $10 in purchases (before tax/shipping)
Sign up for a NEW kit subscription: 5 points
Watch for special bonus point opportunites throughout the month!!
Points received will provide you with the following store discount for the following month:
10-20 points - 10% off
21-30 points - 15% off
31-40 points - 20% off
41-50 points - 25% off
51+ points - 30% off
Additionally, the person with the highest number of points each month will get a special surprise!!
2. There is NO DRAMA in Treasured Scrapbooking,
that is one reason I have been there for so long!
People are kind and no one starts drama.
3. The store owner is 100% HONEST and she ships fast and fair...only 6.00 shipping.
4. This place makes me HAPPY! And challenges me to be a better scrapper.
The challenges always make me think and they are worth doing.
So these are things you may not know about Treasured Scrapbooking
My happy place.
Have a beautiful day
It's cold here
Monday, November 17, 2008
I have been SWAMPED this weekend/week.
Last couple weeks I had a HUGE dress order come in then preparing for the
BEST scrapping event I have ever been to! The Nashville Fiskateer Fisk-A-Friendzy!
And wow it was SOOOOOO much better than I ever anticipated!
First of all having Cherrie and Aymee fly in was wonderful and visiting with them for 4 days
just made it so special.
Then meeting REBECCA the Lead Fiskateer just made it so much more special.
I know Fiskars did the online Fiskateers for promotion,
but they created something so special.
Not only a place for crafters to come and learn and chat BUT a place to meet your local scrapbookers and create a lifetime of friendships.
I don't think that has a price tag.
But I know it had to be terribly expensive!!
I know how hard Rebecca worked on it and how hard people
who volunteered worked as well!
Now I bet you are wondering what the heck this is on my blog?
Well, this is the PAGE KIT Including STAMPS that sat on every seat in the house!
And guess what? I have 1 to giveaway!
Yes, you have a chance at getting one of these AWESOME
LIL DAVIS kits too!
So what I want you to do is leave me a comment AND remember how very special
Fiskars and LIL Davis is.
They do care about their customers! They really do!
And you know I firmly believe in passing on the crafty LOVE so make sure to use this kit to pass on some crafting LOVE and whether it be a CARD or an outright gift...make sure to Practice RANDOM ACTS OF CRAFTING!
I will announce a WINNER on WED!
It truly was a once in a lifetime experience! And my hat is OFF to Rebecca and everyone who worked so hard to put it together!
Thank YOU FISKARS!
Have a Beautiful Crafty Day!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So I have been MIA and I apologize, but I will be back tonight or tomorrow with a HUGE surprise and I have drawn a winner from My Thursday Post!
And the winner is....
Liz :) said...
Hey! I went over to Bety's site and left some love! I just want to say thank you. I used to visit her blog all the time and when I switched jobs I lost her link and couldn't find her, thanks for pointing me in the right direction again and thanks for the chance to win some goodies! I really need to start my christmas cards! Yikes, time is slipping from me!
Send me your addy girl and I will mail you, the Christmas Kit, And everyone else I loved your cards and thank you for playing along!
See you in a bit
Have a beautiful Day
Thursday, November 13, 2008
One lucky participant will win this kit! You have 2 chances to enter.
First chance is to go to her Blog/store and leave her some love from me.
Second chance is to Make a Christmas themed card and post a link to it here!
This is a fun pretty little kit that will make several great cards OR a few great pages!
Bety has such great Designs and her items are not expensive! She is one of the best card makers out there! So at least check her out! I will draw a winner on FRiday night! Have fun ladies! And let's see those cards!
OH, and ONLY 1 more day until Cherrie and Aymee arrive in Nashville and just 2 more days until we get to crop our hearts out with Rebecca, Fiskars, and Lil Davis! WOOHOO!
I am excited now!
Have a beautiful Day
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I did a few tags yesterday and this morning as well.
For the Just Scrappin' girls. We are making 100 tags and attaching some flower embellishments as small gifts for the girls at the Fisk-a-Friendzy!
My friend Ziggy asked me WHY?? WHY?? did I make my tags to fancy and embellished. And I got thinking..."well, its just ME, if I did plain no frill tags, it would not really represent my style much would it?" LOL
So I spent hours adding skirts and frills and lace and all that "junk" LOL
But I am thrilled with the end result of both sets of tags I made.
I like my craftiness to represent me and my style.
Not just throwing paper together and calling it good.
Not for me anyways (:
Oh and Thank YOU Sara on Treasured Scrapbooking who suggested a VERY similar design for a candy wrapper and I just took the concept and turned them into tags!
Oh and the most wonderful news! I did in fact receive some PINK cowboy boots yesterday!
Not the first pair I ordered because 1888gofootwear just screwed me out of my boots and money. BUT I did get some from Sheplers and they ROCK!
And yes, these are my sexy legs LOL I might be a plus sized girl but I have some shapely legs!
So I am a happy camper today!
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
OK You all know I do tutorials for free all the time and try to share techniques as much as possible.
Oh and the Hambly for the album will be INCLUDED in the kit,
as well as extra embellishments.
So I am super excited that Scrapbook Heaven asked me to do a REAL class online!
I received my kit yesterday and it was all hand picked by me and Shannon!
It is a Layout class for a SHAPED Acrylic LO
AND as a free bonus I will be making a video walking you step by step through
an acrylic MINI album as well!
All in winter/Christmas theme!
And guess what we are using??
NEW Pink Paislee Tinsel Town!
I am so excited!
The shaped acrylic page is amazing too! I might frame mine for Christmas time.
So keep your eyes peeled for more info this week!
And check out Scrapbook Heaven
That is where I will be hosting the class!
SOOO excited about this one!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I woke up sick to my stomach and with a horrible migraine but guess what??
IT DOESN'T Matter!!!!!!
Because after that I had the MOST AMAZING NEWS!!!!!!
My Friend, My Best Friend ever.... CHERRIE! Made The DESIGN TEAM @ Treasured Scrapbooking!!!!!
And the next best thing EVER to happen!!
SO DID I!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness, this is something I have worked for and wanted
but did NOT expect to happen at all!
You know you always doubt yourself and whether you are good enough.
Or if you are cool enough to hang with the big dogs.
Well today, I feel pretty good!
I am so excited!
So beginning December 1st I will be on the
OFFICIAL Design Team for Treasured Scrapbooking!
I hope you will stop by and join to play with me! Please do mention you know me too!
There are Great Scrappers in there, It is where I learned so much of what I know now.
They have several monthly challenges and if you chat and do the challenges then you get a great discount at the end of the month!.
There are fun crops and NO DRAMA!. It's a sweet site with nice girls.
I am honored Leslie chose me and even more honored she thought I was good enough!
Anyways I just had to share my happy day!
Oh and I did do a little Scrapping this weekend!
This is a round card I made for my
5 yr old nephew with a removable Magnet Dinosaur.
Really simple, but I needed to keep it that way for him.
Much love to you all
Have a beautiful Monday!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
But FAR from my best work. I am still coughing and sneezing like a madwoman
and the kids needed mommy all day and Hubby was home too plus grocery shopping, house cleaning, packing away unused dishes, cleaning out the shower etc....
You know...LIFE! haha
But I did stop and do this little paper doll..OK OK
don;t laugh too hard! I just had fun with it and I feel like I could have really done her up good and went to town on her but honestly I just did NOT have time!
I had so much going on and no quiet time at all. I was making her in between reading with Justice and brushing the boys teeth and vacuuming.
She does make me chuckle though.
I also finished my 30 tags for the Fiskateer SWAP at the Fisk-a-Friendzy! YEA!
Now back to reality, I have a HUGE sewing order of 12 dresses and only have them cut and 5 serged, so I need to get off the computer and get them done TODAY.
ONLY 6 more days until the Fisk-A-Friendzy and only 5 more until Cherrie and Aymee come!
I am so excited!
Have a beautiful Sunday!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
It is ONLY 6 more days until Cherrie and Aymee Fly into Nashville
for a 4 day visit and the Fisk-a-Friendzy!
The anticipation is killing me!
I was trying to figure out what in the heck to bring to my first BIG crop then I decided....
to just go ahead and BUY a pre-made kit and after looking around and worrying
about getting it shipped here in time I decided on this one from Noel Mignon
TN and she is in CA and I am not kidding I got the kit in ONE DAY!
I was so happy and it is perfectly coordinated and filled with new goodies,
so I am ready to create!
A little on the spendy side for me. But I figure it is worth it for a special day.
And I am hoping I actually get to scrap! I am dying here! LOL
It is a REVERSIBLE THANKFUL BANNER one side says WELCOME and one side
says THANKFUL and its a KIT that will also do 2 full page Layouts.
So I told her I would put it on my blog and get the word out.
Here is her blog and more pictures then I have.
Well, that's all for me today. I sound like a big advertising board this morning LOL
I am still sick but feeling better today for some reason.
I am coughing and croupy but I feel more like myself and less crazy! LOL
If that is possible.
I made 30 tags yesterday and am hoping to do 10 more today between
cleaning and shopping for company coming!
Gotta stock up on food and drink and get ready to bake before they get here.
I am thinking Pumpkin pies, Homemade Bread and maybe Gingerbread Cupcakes!
I made these last week! Thanks Tracey!
Hannaford Fresh Magazine Sept/Oct, 2008
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
½ cup buttermilk (or sour milk)
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
¼ tsp cloves
Combine butter, sugars and molasses. Add egg and buttermilk and mix until blended. Sift dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix until flour is just incorporated. Do not over mix. Bake at 350° until surface springs back when you touch it lightly. Cool, frost and decorate.
Have a great Saturday
Friday, November 7, 2008
but I knew I had better get to scrapping because I have not only 30 tags due before the swap
but also some tags to so for Just Scrappin' for the Fisk-a-Friendzy.
SO yesterday I dosed up on Day-quil and sat on the floor making these tags!
And Denise sent me this SUPER cute Hello Kitty bag that I am going to take the tags in!
How fun is that?!! I am so excited!
ONLY 7 more days until the Fisk-a-Friendzy and
ONLY 6 More days until Cherrie and Aymee fly in to stay with me!
Have a beautiful (albeit soaking wet) Friday
I promise to be back into full swing next week. I have been so sick this week.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I have had a terrible cold plus laryngitis to boot!
But I am on my way to recovery and should be back to scrapping this weekend!
Just thought I better check in so everyone knows I am alive!
Here is another sketch I did this week while coughing and sneezing! hehe
Have a beautiful Day
And ONLY 9 more days until the Fisk-a-Friendzy!
I am so excited!