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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Santa Makes Beds, too!!!

I KNEW I heard something coming from Nathan's room Christmas Eve night (while he was at his dad's), but I knew Nathan wasn't home, so I didn't think anything of it. I just thought it was "lonely mom syndrome."

Well, when Nathan came home later on Christmas day, I told him I heard noises and we decided to go check it out. The door was locked! I didn't do that! We unlocked the door and this is what happened!
**I think I was more excited than he was**

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa Shoppe Rocks!!!

Nathan had his first Santa Shoppe experience at school this year. Which, makes sense since he's in Kindergarten this year! Anyway, when he came home he would NOT let me look in his bag like I always do. He had to wrap all the gifts he got first, then I could look in there. I knew he got his dad a coffee mug, his cousin a pencil and his step-brother stickers, but I had no clue what he got me.

I opened up that bag and unwrapped my gift and got teary eyed! He got me a sun windchime and a dragonfly suncatcher. The windchime - because he knows how much I love to hear the windchimes in the wind. The suncatcher - because he knows how much I love the sun. So incredibly thoughtful!

I will treasure these gifts for as long as I live!!! Much like my mom has kept the tiny vase I bought in the third grade. It sill sits on her dresser next to her jewelry box! I know I will always have these two in a very special place as well!!!

Santa Came!!!!

so, santa arrived at mom's a little earlier than normal this year, but we were kind of expecting that. the kids were upstairs looking through the window, franticlaly looking for santa and his sleigh. but, nathan finally had enough! he decided he was going to go downstairs cuz he "had a feeling santa was here". well, abuelo told the kids they should go downstairs "he didn't want them playing around uop there". so, down the stairs they went. whle ellis was overjoyed at all the gifts santa left, nathan on the other hand was devastated! he missed santa! he didn't see him! "i told you we needed to come downstairs" he says! he was de-ve-stay-ted!!! he finally calmed down a little when he saw that santa had eaten all but one bite of a cookie and drank all the milk AND the reindeer spilled their food out back and left tracks everywhere.

maybe next year i can see if santa will allow himself (or his backside) to be 'seen' so nathan doesn't get quite so upset......it's a tough one, i tell you!

New for 2011

Starting in 2011, I will have more activity for you! I will have Sketchy SaturdayThe Friday (.cut) Files, monthly Manic Monday and monthly Tuesday Tutorial! What are all these things, you ask? Well, let me explain.

Sketchy Saturday
Every other Saturday morning you should see a new sketch! You will be able to use this sketch to your hearts desire! Flip it, turn it, manipulate it.....any which way. The sketch is there for YOUR creativity. At the bottom of each Sketchy Saturday post, I will have a link (inlinks) which you can use to upload your creation. With this link, you will be able to include a link back to your blog/site! This link will only be available for posting for one month, so if you want to show off your stuff, make sure you do so before the link closes.

The Friday (.cut) Files
Every other Friday morning you should see a new Cricut .cut file for Design Studio. I plan on creating my own .cut file; however, some files may be a creation of another talented lady. Her link will be supplied for you to visit her blog/site as well. I will also include the inlinks link at the bottom of the post as well so you can upload your creation and include a link back to your blog/site! Again, posting your creations will only be an option for one month. These posts; however, will be found on my other blog 101 Ways To Scrap. So, be sure to check back on Fridays there!

Monthly Manic Monday
This will be hosted on the first Monday of every month! I will offer a giveaway/prize of some kind. To get a chance to win, all I will ask is for a comment to be left, become a follower (if not already) and post a link on YOUR blog/site mentioning something about my blog(s) and linking them back to me. That's it! Nothing else will be required!

Monthly Tuesday Tutorial
This will be hosted the second Tuesday of every month! I will have for you some kind of tutorial. It could be for something digital (using PSE 4.0 or some other software), making a special kind of card, a new technique, using paint/spritzers, altered items, anything which someone may want to learn how to do. Although I will always strive to get my own tutorial made for you, you may occassionally see a tutorial made by another talented lady. I will be sure to include a link back to her blog/site so you can see all her wonderful ideas, creations and tutorials. These posts will also be found at 101 Ways To Scrap.

Will there be anything else coming up in the new year? Well, I will continue to post my layouts and try to keep you abreast of any upcoming/current giveaways, contests or blog hops.  I am going to try to keep up with the Memory Works monthly kits and peeks as well.

I will also be happy to hear your feedback/suggestions on anything about any part of my blog(s). My email link is located on the right column of all three blogs.

Other than that......I can't wait to see you and your wonderful works of art!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Joy 2009

Okay, so this one was kinda thrown together a bit. I'm not 1,000% thrilled with it, but i do still like it. What i really like is that it's not your traditional Christmas page! (i like being a little -or a lot- different). Anyway, I used my stash. I had to find things to work together, but i think i managed ok.

Friday, December 17, 2010

FREE Classes!!

You want to learn how to make your scrapbooking go farther? Do you want to learn for FREE? Click HERE to learn more!!

...And The WINNER is....

I won't keep you in suspense.....


you are the winner of the Mini-Album Kit!!! CONGRATS!!

Thank you for taking on the challenge and playing along!
I hope to see you more often and can't wait to see what you do with this kit!

Email me your address and I will get this to you as soon as I can.
If all goes well, it may arrive before Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Midnight Tonight!

...and you will no longer be able to try and win the mini album kit!
Absolute last chance ladies! Don't miss out!

Click HERE to play along!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

4 Days Left!

If you wanted to give the challenge a try, your time is running out!
Only 4 days left!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

8 More Days!!!

There's only 8 more days for you to try and win a mini kit! Don't miss your chance! Scroll down and give it a go!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Indiana State Fair 2010

I finally completed my State Fair layouts!
This was a bit of a challenge for me. I tried to make all these layouts different. I didn't want them to all look like eachother. I used a few different paper packs and designs. I incorporated cirlcles, flowers, ribbon, buttons and other little embellies. Coming up with different titles was a bit trying as well. All in all, I think I accomplished what I wanted. I am quite satisfied with the end result!

Memory Works December 2010 Kit, Full Reveal

Check it out!
Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Mix & Mend - Handmade Hobnob (Sassafrass)
{1} 12x12 Mix & Mend - Tailored Sweetly (Sassafrass)
{1} 12x12 Mix & Mend - Delicate Olio (Sassafrass)
{1} 12x12 Thrift Shop - Last One (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Thrift Shop - Near Mint (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Thrift Shop - One of a Kind (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Thrift Shop - Needs Paint (October Afternoon)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Candle Glow (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Black (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Kraft (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)

{1} 12x12 Thrift Shop - Journaling Cards (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Thrift Shop - Sticker Shapes (October Afternoon)
{1} 12 Pack Lovely Lost & Found Buttons (My Mind’s Eye)
{1} Doily Transparency – Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{2} Cream Resin Blossoms (Maya Road)
{3} Wood Bingo Numbers – Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{4} Sew Cute Chipboard – Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{2} Large White Wild Roses – Assorted Styles (Petaloo)
{1} 1/2 Yard Lilac House Lace Trim (Fancy Pants)
{1} 1/2 Yard Black & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)

Bonus Card
{1} 5.5x8.5 Blush Red (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Candle Glow (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Black (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Kraft (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes
To place an order for this kit, simply send me an email stating how many kits you would like.
I will take it from there. $45 inlcudes shipping (to US).
Become a monthly subscriber to the monthly kit and you will automatically get the kit before it goes to "public" sale and you will SAVE $8!!! That equals out to almost 3 whiole kits a year!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

6x6 Kit Giveaway!

It's time for a giveaway!
Just a few simple guidelines and you're in!
- use the following sketch to create a layout (any size) or a card
- be sure you are a follower
- add your layout using the "inlinkz" at the bottom of the post, you will be able to add a link back to your blog

Want to increase your chances?
- post a link on your blog which brings your readers back here and be sure you leave a comment stating you did so (+1)
- bring over a fellow scrapper to become a follower, making sure your fellow scrapper leaves a comment stating you brought them over (+1)

Wanna know what you could win??? A 6x6 Mini Album Kit!!!
Includes: 6x6 white chipboard mini album w/tabs, paper flowers, buttons, ribbon, ink pad, bling, 6x6 paper pack and pop-dots.
Contest deadline is December 16th at Midnight. Be sure to post your layout by then. Posting will be disabled after midnight. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

December 2010 Kit, Vintage Thrift - Sneak Peek #1

Memory Works went a different direction with this December Kit! It's a vintage, flea market inspired kit with yellows, blues, teals, reds, greens, creams and whites!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kindergarten Layouts

Layouts from Nathan's first day of Kindergarten!

I used DCWV's "Grade School" 6x6 paper pack for all four layouts. I also used Thickers on all titles too.

These were really fun to do. I was quite happy with the outcome!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

At The Track

Here's a fun layout I did using Sketch Inspiration's sketch #151.
Go check it out! Sketch Inspiration has a great sketch and giveaway every week!
All I used was bits and pieces, scraps and leftovers fo rthis one. Title is Thickers and embellies are chipboard.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spring & Fall School Pix

I'm sorry, but I have to be a gushing Momma for a sec.....He's got the sweetest and most catching smile!!!

Spring Pix 2010
I used My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" and Thickers lettering. The ribbon I found in the dollar bins at Michael's!

Fall Pix 2009
I used SEI's Addison line and again, used Thickers lettering. I added some ribbon I found in Michael's dollar bins again. With some miscellaneous buttons and a swirly clip, I completed the layout.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two NEW Layouts!

Based on Sketch Inspiration's sketch #148
Go check it out!!
See what you can do and show off your amazing work!
Another layout based on a Sketch Inspiration sketch.
This one is sketch #149.
This was such an easy sketch to work with!
I absolutely loved it!! 
I would love to tell you what products I used, but I can't! I used old papers and scraps. I just got lucky that they could be used together!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cardabilities GIVEAWAY!

Included in this prize package:

1.Tattered Angels Traveler Album
2.Tattered Angels Screen Prints Clear Stamps-Clock
3.3-1 oz bottles of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Coffee, Walnut Gold, Juniper
4.1-6x6 paper pad-Pink Paislee-Queen bee
5.1- Pink Paislee-Queen Bee- Flip Notes
6.1-Pink Paislee-Queen Bee Rub on
7.1-Pink Paislee-Queen Bee- Cork Buttons
8.1- October Afternoon-Boardwalk Alphabet Stickers in Licorice

Prize Package worth over $50.00 and is open to international Scrappers! Good Luck

Click HERE for details!

DIsco Fever!!!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 2010 Kit, 12 Days of Christmas

Another amazing Memory Works Express kit! You gotta get this! Everything you could possibly need to complete those Christmas layouts this year!
Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Music Note Ledger - Noel (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Poinsettia Ledger - Noel (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 "Home Sweet Home" Collage - Lost & Found (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Dots Glitter - I Believe (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Tinsel & Twig - Tinsel & Twig (Girls' Paperie)
{1} 12x12 Definitions - Noel (Teresa Collins)
{1} 12x12 Countdown - Noel (Teresa Collins)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Blush Red Dark (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Kraft (Bazzill)

{1} 2x6 Glittered "Moments" Title (My Minds Eye)
{2} 6x12 Sheets Red Flocked Chipboard Letters (My Minds Eye)
{1} 3x8 Noel Chipboard Frames (Teresa Collins)
{2} 7x9 Noel Chipboard Album Covers with 4 Metal Book Rings (Teresa Collins)
{1} 3x3 Ink Jet Patterned Pocket - Assorted Designs (KI Memories)
{1} 2.5" Red & Black Satin Posies - Assorted Colors (Maya Road)
{7} Antique Mini Chipboard Keys - Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{2} Tree Trinket Pins (Maya Road)
{1} Joy Glitter Cuts Transparency (Fancy Pants)
{1} 12" Strip Cream Rosette Ribbon (American Crafts)
{1} Yard 3/8" Red Two Tone Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} Yard 1/2" Green Apple Cream Dot Ribbon (Creative Impressions)

$47 (includes shipping & taxes)
EMAIL me and I'll get this out to you ASAP!

To get future kits for $39 (includes shipping & taxes), send me an email and you will be one of the first to get that kit! Before it goes on "public" sale!

Please know this will be a recurring product and you will be charged automatically every month!

September & October 2010 Kits Still Available

Hurry fast! There's still a few of these kits available, but they won't last long!

September Kit - Playful

October Kit - Thriller
Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Ghost Stories – Toil & Trouble (The Girls Paperie)
{1} 12x12 Midnight Flight – Toil & Trouble (The Girls Paperie)
{1} 12x12 Toil & Trouble – Toil & Trouble (The Girls Paperie)
{1} 12x12 One Dark Night – Esmeralda (Anna Griffin)
{1} 12x12 Vintage Halloween – Esmeralda (Anna Griffin)
{1} 12x12 Velvet Damask – Esmeralda (Anna Griffin)
{1} 12x12 Witches Brew - Eerie (BasicGrey)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Papaya Puree (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Black (Bazzill)

{1} 12x12 Haunted Accessory Die Cut Sheet (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Kraft Bats Doilie - Eerie (BasicGrey)
{1} 6x12 - 7 Sheet Toil & Trouble Sticker Market Booklet (The Girls Paperie)
{1} Pewter Metal Book Clip – Assorted Shapes (BasicGrey)
{12} Eerie Buttons – Assorted Colors and Sizes (BasicGrey)
{10} Toil & Trouble Chandelier Beads (Making Memories)
{10} Kraft Penny Candy Paper Bags (Blair Candy)
{3} Mini Binder Clips (MemoryWorks)
{1} Yard 5/8” Black Satin Scalloped Edge Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} Yard 5/8” Orange Sheer Ruffle Edge Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} Yard Natural Burlap String (May Arts)
{1} Yard 3” Raven Black Tulle (Bazzill)

$47 each kit (includes shiping and taxes)
Just send me an EMAIL and I'll get it to you ASAP!

To get future kits for $39 (including shipping and taxes), join Memory Works Express and have your monthly kit sent to you before it goes to "public" sale! Just think, you will be one of the first to get it!

Fruit Salad?

I would love to know what kids think when they come up with these crazy concoctions! Amazingly enough, he will eat THIS, but he won't eat corn!

Anyway, I made this layout based on my own Sketch #82.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

No Such Thing....

Here's a layout i did based on my sketch #22. I used left overs from kits and paper packs, so I really don't know who these papers are from, but i totally love the final outcome!

Friday, October 29, 2010

bball practice, 10 19 10

Check out Nathan's first Basketball Practice! Stay tuned for Nathan's first GAME!

Monday, September 27, 2010

An Easy & Quick Dinner


2 to 3 pounds of Sirloin Tip Steak sliced to about 3/8”
Bread crumbs, I have used seasoned bread crumbs
about ½ cup chopped parsley
4 eggs
Oil --out ¾’ of skillet (you might need more depending on how many milanesas you are making.)
--Tenderize the meat to where it is very thin and set meat aside.
--Mix parsley and eggs, you should have a runny mixture and put in a shallow dish.
--Put bread crumbs in another shallow dish.
--Dip meat in egg mix, drip off extra. Put meat in bread crumbs and shake and then turn over and do other side. Gently pat so bread crumbs will stick. Put aside on a plate till they are all breaded.
--Heat oil in skillet. Put a couple milanesas at a time in the skillet and cook each side till brown. Place in a warm dish till all are cooked.
--Serve with mash potatoes, rice salad or mom’s ensalada rusa.
Any extras can be refrigerated and either warmed the next day or make a cold sandwich , either way they are delicious.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mnthly Kits Still Avaialable

The May 2010 and July 2010 Kits are still available. There's only a handful left, so don't miss out on these awesome kits!

Also, if you got a subscription to the Memory Works monthly kits prior to August 1st, you should have already received your August 2010, Sweet Summer, Kit! Let's see what you've done! If you did not get a subscription, not to worry. The August 2010 kit will be available for purchase once all subscriptions have been shipped.

If you don't want to miss out on future kits (and save some money too) be sure to purchase a subscription now. This will assure you get the monthly kit before it goes to "public" sale!

Order Monthly = $47 (includes shipping and tax)
Subscribe to the monthly Kits  = pay only $39 every month!!
You will be placed on the pre-order list as one of the FIRST to receive the next kit!!

Send me an email stating what you want and I'll get it out to you asap!

Ele.Ment.Ary going on sale!

The ele.ment.ary collection is available for purchase on Friday, AUGUST 13th!

This collection comes complete with a FREE downloadable idea guide, which is similar to sketches.

Check out the Memory Works BLOG for more ideas and samples!

Be sure to email me with your order before they are all gone!

From the Memory Works Blog:
The ABC's of ele.ment.ary

A = Absolutely Gorgeous
We've received our first initial shipment of samples for our Ele.ment.ary kit and the colors, designs and the possibilities have blown us away! This new kit is going to be a must have for every scrapbooker out there. From the designer cardstock to the journaling jots and brand new add-ons - this kit is Absolutely Gorgeous!

B = Be Prepared
Be prepared - the ele.ment.ary collection will be available for sale at 8:00 am EST on Friday, August 13th. You'll want to grab the entire collection, from our amazing new Journaling Jots (you may even want two as they're double-sided!), Alphabet Letter Stickers, Expressions Word Stickers and by popular demand - an extra 12x12 Designer Cardstock pack! Keep in mind that processing times takes 5-7 business days during high-traffic shipping times in our warehouse - but we'll do our best to get your products to you as soon as possible. You can download our new Simple Stories catalog to view the entire product line...

C = Catch our Blog
We're planning a super fun week on the Simple Stories blog to get this party started and we don't want you to miss out on a minute of it. Be sure to catch our Blog posts each day this week for brand new samples, project ideas and designs created with this fabulous new kit. We'll also launch our super cute Idea Guide and FREE downloads just for you and your customers! Check it out at www.mysimplestories.com...

Mark you calendars - Simple Stories ele.ment.ary goes on sale Friday, August 13th!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Giveaway, In Honor of CHA.....

I will be hosting a giveaway! Yup! A giveaway!
I will be giving away a complete 8x8 scrapbook kit
for one lucky person!
This giveaway contest won't last long!
It starts NOW through Sunday, August 8, 2010!

The kit includes:
(Making Memories - Sabrina)
8x8 black post-bound album with 10 top loading page protectors
8x8 designer papers, 20 sheets (4 die-cut, 16 printed)
6x6 paper pad, 36 sheets (18 patterns)
Spiral Journaling book, 30 pages (6 patterns)
Printed blossoms, paper flowers, 18 total
Ribbon slides, 6 unique pieces
Looking glass stickers, 20 unique stickers
As if that's not enough.....I will also include a black 8x8 window post-bound album,
which makes this a COMPLETE scrapbooking kit!
"What do I need to do to get a chance to win this fabulous prize?" Well, I'm glad you asked.

It's simple, really. Since I am planning on opening a store very soon, I need to know what you would like to see. What products would you consider purchasing? If I have sale/clearance items, what cost would you like to see them at? What kind of shipping costs would you like to see? What kind of deals would you like to see (monthly, weekly, daily)? Basically, I need your help in getting my store put together. I want you to have a reason to go and shop!

There's just ONE catch! I can only offer this great giveaway under two conditions: 1-leave a comment/suggestion and 2-I need 100+ followers. So, be sure to spread the word and let your friends know! I have a SHARE button on the right side of my blog so you can share my blog with your FaceBook and Twitter friends/followers.

If you want more chances to win,
it's easy too!
**leave a comment/suggestion (1 chance)
**become a follower (1 chance)
 - if you're already a follower you will automatically have this second chance
**for every new follower you bring over (1 chance each)
 - be sure the new follower states YOU sent them here, otherwise, I won't know
**purchase one of the Memory Works kits showcased here (2 chances)
**tell others about this giveaway on your blog being sure to include a link (2 chances)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

August 2010 Kit - FULL REVEAL

Dont' miss out on this amazing kit!!!
You'll love this kit packed with lazy summertime embellishments and cool patterned paper. So take it all in, unwind and enjoy your Sweet Summer!

Send me an EMail to pre-order this kit!
Please use "August2010" as your subject line.
$47 (includes shipping and tax)
Subscribe to the monthly Kits and pay only $39 every month!!
You will be placed on the pre-order list  as one of the FIRST to receive the next kit!!

Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Strawberry Jam - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Ice Cream - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Front Porch - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Fireflies - Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Hope Street - Garden Grove (Scenic Route)
{1} 12x12 Sunday - Girls Friday (Cosmo Cricket)

{1} 12x12 Frosted Teal (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Intense Kiwi (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Suede Brown Dark (Bazzill)

{1} 12x12 Sheet Fly a Kite Sticker Shapes (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Sheet Fly a Kite Journaling Cards (October Afternoon)
{1} 5.5x10 Sheet Fly a Kite Word Stickers (October Afternoon)
{1} 2 ½ x 3 Mini Alphas Clear Stamp with Gems (Prima)
{1} 3" Yellow Frosted Lollipops Flower - Assorted Colors (Prima)
{6} 6 ¼ x 3 1/8 Manila shipping Tags (MemoryWorks)
{1} 1 ½" Metal Book Ring (MemoryWorks)
{3} Jumbo Paper Clips (MemoryWorks)
{3} 1 ¼" Metal Rim Tags (MemoryWorks)
{5} Creative Café Orange Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Creative Imaginations)
{5} Creative Café Lime Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Creative Imaginations)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Yellow Sheer Dot Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Green Apple & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard ½" Brown & Cream Dot Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard Orange Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)

Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Frosted Teal (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Kiwi (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Suede Brown Dark (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sunflower Medium (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas in July

I caved in! I decided to scrap a couple layouts from last Christmas! It was actually kinda fun to be part of the whole "Christmas in July" thing!

For this first layout, Christmas 2009, I used my own Sketch #67:
I used my Winter Wonderland Cricut Cartridge to cut the holly leaves up top. For the holly leaves on the bottom, I used the same cartridge, but used Design Studio to stretch it out. Really, though, all the papers used here were scraps. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out until I was done, but I absolutely LOVE how this came out.

For my second layout, Reindeer Food Bucket, I just kinda threw it together.
I used my punch to make the journaling paper look like notebook paper. I then inked it up and crinkled the left side up a bit. For the trees, I used my Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge. I used brown cardstock and cut the treest at 8" each. Then, I used four different shades of green inks (Color Box Cat's Eyes: olive, olive pastel, dark moss, forest green). I started with the darkest green and then lightly added the lighter shades. I was thrilled with the outcome! Then, I just outlined each tree with a thick black marker.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Singing In Love"

The Scrapbook Speedway July 2010 Kit

Here's a quick kit for you!
 EMAIL me and I will ship it out to you asap!
$15 INCLUDES shipping in the US only.
No international shipping at this time.
7 double sided cardstock papers (K&Co, Brenda Walton - Brookfield)
3 ribbons
several buttons
journaling tags (same K&Co)
1 file folder (same K&Co)
several page tabs (same K&Co)
Quotes (same K&Co)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bad News/Good News

My .ning site, which I created nearly a year ag, ,will no longer be around as of July 20, 2010. Seems that .ning will no longer offer a FREE site. Unfortunately, I can't afford to keep this site running. So, what does this mean? Well, this means that I will be able to focus my full attention right here!

As you have probably noticed, there are changes afoot! I will be posting more often. I will also have challenges, products, contests and much more! I am also working on an online store! Be sure to check back often.

As always, please, feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions or anything at all!

August 2010 Kit - Sweet Summer - SNEEK PEEK

Here's a sneek peek of the upcoming August Kit!
This is such a great kit!
Stay tuned for more details and sneek peeks on this awesome kit!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 2010 Kit - Bon Voyage

~There's still a handful of the July 2010 Kit~
Don't miss out!
EMAIL me to place your order today!
Please put "July2010" in the subject line.
Quantities are low!
I can't promise I will have one for everyone, so email me asap!
Patterned Paper
1 12x12 Stamp Die Cut - Panorama (Making Memories)
1 12x12 Ledger Palm Tree - Panorama (Making Memories)
1 12x12 Exploration Words - Panorama (Making Memories)
1 12x12 Seaside Chic – On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)
1 12x12 She Sells Seashells – On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45
1 12x12 High Style Holiday – On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

Solid Cardstock
12x12 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
1 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
1 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
1 12x12 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)

Bonus Cards
1 5.5 x 8.5 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
1 5.5 x 8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
1 5.5 x 8.5 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)
1 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Teal (Bazzill)
1 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

3 6x9 Sheets Black Happy Valley Letter Stickers (Scenic Route)
8 Tootsie Orange flower Pot Flowers- Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Bazzill)
6 2 ½ x 3 ½ Panorama Die Cut Artist Trading Cards (Making Memories)
5 Panorama Journaling Tickets – Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Making Memories)
1 Panorama Treasure Box (Making Memories) • 6-Large Luggage Tags with Twine Ties • 6-Pearl Pennant Pins • 5-Stamps with Glassine Envelope • 62” Bakers Twine • 50-Coordinating Buttons
1 ½ Yard 3/8” Aquamarine Double Dot Ribbon (Bo Bunny)
1 ½ Yard 3/8” Black & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
1½ Yard Rust Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)
$47 (includes shipping & tax)

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If you don't want to miss a monthly kit, subscribe as soon as possible so that you can put your name on the waiting list to receive the next available month. You don't need to wait to sign up for the next kit – sign up right away so your name is on the waiting list. Again, subscriptions are selling out fast and all available subscriptions will go first to those on our waiting list. I will place the order for the monthly subscription as soon as the kit becomes available for purchase.

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ele.men.tary - SNEAK PEEKS

Wanna see the newest upcoming Simple Stories kit?
Here's a few sneak peeks for you!
Keep your eyes open! I will do a FULL REVEAL when this kit is available to all!
You can pre-order this kit today! Just EMAIL me!
I will order your kit as soon as they become available for purchase!
$28 (includes shipping & tax)

Divided Page Protectors

These page protectors are PERFECT for your Simple Stories album! Pre-divided page protectors combined with ready-to-cut papers provide a simple, easy and quick way to scrap your memories!
Each Multi Pack includes 10 sheet of Page Protectors:
 1 sheet - 12X12 pocket
2 sheets - 6-4X6 Horizontal
1 sheet - 6-6X4 Vertical
1 sheet - 3-4X6, 2-6X4, 1-12X2
1 sheet - 4-4X6, 1-8X6
1 sheet - 3-4X6, 1-12X6
1 sheet - 4-4X6, 1-4X12
1 sheet - 3-6X4, 1-6X12
1 sheet - 9-4X4

More than a simple office product. Memory Keepers Page Protectors and Photo Sleeves and designed specifically for your lasting scrapbook projects. Made of ultra-clear, super heavyweight polypropylene with durable, reinforced edges, these sheet protectors are in a class of their very own.

EMAIL me to place your order today!
$5.50 + shipping

Life Documented

Want an easy and quick way to scrap an album?
I have the answer you're looking for!
This kit comes ready to cut and insert into pre-divided page protectors
(for an additional $5.50 for 10 pages)

There's just a few of these kits left!
Don't miss this great opportunity!
Email me to get your own!
Life Documented 180 Piece Kit:
~(30) Cut-Apart Double-Sided Cardstock Elements
12 4x6 Monthly Title & Journaling Cards
6 4x6 Journaling & Quote Cards
2 6x8 Photo & Journaling Mats
3 4x4 Quote Cards
2 6x12 Page Elements
1 4x12 Title Strip
4 2x12 Border Strips
~(4) 12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock Patterned Paper
~(6) 4x6 Printed Transparancy Photo Overlays
~(1) 12x12 Alphas & Elements Cardstock Sticker Sheet:
105 Characters
32 Elements
3 Borders (Acid-Free/Non-Repositional/Arhival-Quality)
~Free 12x12 Instruction Sheet/Idea Guide
~Free Downloadable Elements
Don't really want to use this kit for your Simple Story?
No problem! You don't have to!
You can get this great kit for your regular scrapbooking needs!
Best of all, it's all coordinating!
All you need to do is add those special touches
(although, it looks great as is)
$28 (includes shipping & tax)

May 2010 Kit - Garden Party

May 2010 Kit is almost sold out!!
This kit includes:

Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Stamp Die Cut - Panorama (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Ledger Palm Tree -Panorama (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Exploration Words - Panorama (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Seaside Chic - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)
{1} 12x12 She Sells Seashells - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)
{1} 12x12 High Style Holiday - On the Boardwalk (Graphic 45)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)

{3} 6x9Sheets Black Happy Valley Letter Stickers (Scenic Route)
{8} Tootsie Orange flower Pot Flowers- Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Bazzill)
{6} 2 ½ x 3 ½ Panorama Die Cut Artist Trading Cards (Making Memories)
{5} Panorama Journaling Tickets - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Making Memories)
{1} Panorama Treasure Box (Making Memories)
-6-Large Luggage Tags with Twine Ties
-6-Pearl Pennant Pins
-5-Stamps with Glassine Envelope
-62" Bakers Twine
-50-Coordinating Buttons
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Aquamarine Double Dot Ribbon (Bo Bunny)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Black & Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard Rust Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack (Creative Impressions)

Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Tawny Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Papaya Puree Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Intense Teal (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes
There's only a few left! Don't let this kit pass you by!
$47 (includes shipping & tax)
Email me if you don't want to miss out!

Housewarming Crop Creations

I just wanted to share some of the amazing work created through our Housewarming Crop this wekeend. I hope you are able to join in the fun and do some fun challenges! Please enjoy the slideshow!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Here's another layout based on Trisha's fabulous Sketch #105. I've posted this layout over at Dragonflies & Daisies for their contest. You should head over and check it out!

Oh, by the way.....did I mention that Dragonflies & Daisies is giving away a CRICUT CARTRIDGE if you link back to your take on the sketch?! Yup! Go check it out!!!

Merry Christmas 2008

Christmas in July, right?!

Yes, it's a little old, but I had to make sure it was scrapped! My very talented gal pal, Trisha created this amazing sketch, which you will find at Dragonflies & Daisies. It's such an easy sketch to work with and oh so much fun!

As for what I used on this layout? SCRAPS! I love it when I get to use up my scraps, don't you? I guess the only things I can point out is that I used the Threading Water punch and Thickers. For the rest, I just used the sketch to guide me.

Oh, by the way.....did I mention that Dragonflies  & Daisies is giving away a CRICUT CARTRIDGE if you link back to your take on the sketch?! Yup! Go check it out!!!