Monday, March 31, 2008

challenge reminder

Hey guys! I haven't been able to "browse the Internet" today due to a security issue with my firewall. If you know what that means, you are ahead of me!

Anyways, it is creeping along, so I wanted to remind you of the challenge. Please take a piece of junk mail, or something recycled, and make a new creation with it. scan it, or take a picture of it and email it to me! Then on April the 7th (one week from today) I will draw a winner! woo hoo!

just for review, here is the original item, and the new creation.....

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

If I can "browse" tomorrow, I will post my card for stamp club!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Quick and Cute

So, Wednesday I issued a challenge! I hope you are looking around your house and in your mailbox for something to use! I made mine in about 3 minutes with scraps! I am actually pretty pleased with it!
See the previous post for the original item! See, super easy! See and this makes us enviornmental... we are recycling, reusing.... cool, huh?I had such a great time last night at the one sheet wonder. I have to say that I must be the most blessed woman. My "business" has brought some of the most wonderful people into my life. And my friends have embraced my passion and share in it. I can never express how much you mean to me, and how thankful I am for you guys. You are a joy to have, and I only hope that I can continue to encourage and inspire you to be creative. It is a blessing to me that you come to my home and share of your self the way you guys do. You confide in me, you lift me up, you share your heartaches and joys! all I can say is WOW.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


OK, so I have a challenge for you, I originally thought that I would appeal to scrappers, but hen decided anyone could play.
Here is what I want you to do, make a scrap page, or card using something you got in the mail. Email your entry to me (a scan or photo), and on April 7th, I will pick a random winner! And I will send you a prize!

Here are two things I got in the mail, that I think I could use, once I get something made, I will post it. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

a special

I have been meaning to post this, but for some reason, can never remember!

Purchase a special-offer Wild Wasabi card stock pack for only $3.95 .
The pack includes 16 sheets of 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" Wild Wasabi textured card stock that has been scored at 1-1/8" and 5-5/8".

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter

Have I told you how very much I LOVE Easter? That and Christmas.
I had a great Easter celebrating with my families! Saturday was a beautiful day and I got to enjoy 34 aunts/uncles/cousins/2nd cousins/siblings, etc. And Sunday was a great day at church and then we got to celebrate with Scott's family. Now I have three huge buckets full of candy, and you know I will eat my share of it! So sad.

Well, I missed you all this weekend. Sorry I didn't post, I ran off to mom's early Friday.

But I hope you think this was worth the wait.... Jonathan told me that people love me for my crafts, funny kid.

This is a travel sized Tic Tac Toe game! how cool is that? I mean, it is practically perfect in every way. It is made in an altoild tin. This is one of the fabulous ideas I have for our gift club, that I really hope makes! ;) Hope you all have a terrific day! The sunshine is wonderful.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

new twist on an old friend

I got the little silver favor tins last fall, and used them for all kinds of fun stuff. They were a bit larger than 2 inches. Now, I have found smaller ones! They are 1 1/4 inches! teeny and cute!
So, I have made two little tooth fairy containers! lots of fun! you can keep all the lost teeth in them, or just use it for putting under the pillow and collecting quarters with. You can even put a magnet on the back to keep it on the fridge if you'd like. lots of options!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I was told by two people whom I adore that the picture of the napkin ring was TOO dark! sorry.
Here it is again. Thanks to my mom and Kayla!

This is out of the board book pieces from our catalog, I showed you the coupon book earlier, this is a mini scrap book from ski trip, funny thing is, I haven't put any pics inside yet.... it will happen.
I wanted to make Easter cards to send to my sweet friends that send me Christmas cards, but Easter was way too early this year... However, I can celebrate Easter all year! Because He lives!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Napkin Rings!?!?!

Yes my friends, I bring to you NAPKIN RINGS! How cool is that?

You know my wonderful friend in Colorado, Stamp on This, had them in her store, and when I went to get glass pieces for Rhonda to make mother's day gifts with, I saw them, and of course HAD to try them. The ladies here last night at Gift Club loved them! They had all kinds of fun ideas on how to make theirs. Jessica wants to make hers for all the holidays for her kids. Linda wants a monogram and then will change out her papers to fit the season. I put this together in a matter of seconds, but I wanted to show it to you, and yes, I will be ordering more to have on hand. They are $4 a set of 4, that includes shipping, no tax since it is out of state, and if you want to make it here, $5 for paper, ribbon etc.! If you join the gift club, you will get to make them!
I used the summer picnic paper from the new mini, and red grosgrain ribbon, with an Ikea wild wasabi napkin!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

food for thought

Spring Break is over, baby! Time to return to school. I am all broken up about it. ;)
I will be at the school today, all day, for teacher appreciation. FUN times.
But I wanted to show you my little acetate box. Really fun, really easy....
Happy St. Patty's day! Hope I remember to wear green, do I own green?
Retreat info, I have three possible dates, email me with your preferred one.
April 18-20
May 23-25
June 20-22

Friday, March 14, 2008


OK, so whose bright idea was spring break? I haven't accomplished much this week.
Such is life!
Here is my coupon book, which could be used for lots of different ideas. It is two of the board book pieces from our new catalog, and 8 envelopes. I haven't labeled anything yet, but plenty of room for that.
This would make a cute brag book with pockets to put stuff.
I plan to make these as some point for the gift club. It uses a lot more paper than I realized. but it sure is pretty. This is the summer picnic papers from the new mini!
Let me know what you think.

Monday, March 10, 2008

2 Mid March Specials!

Here are the fliers for the two promos that will begin after Sale A Bration ends.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like to order.

Friday, March 7, 2008


I love the new hardware set! I love the finish of the metal, I love the shapes, they have these really cool brads that have stars or flowers! They have new frame shapes. It is awesome! I will give anyone who mentions this blog post $3 when they purchase the new hardware!

Time is coming to a close for Sale A Bration. Be sure to get your $50 order in to get a freebie!

And please RSVP ASAP for the one sheet wonder class, I have about 8 spots left, and I ordered some great papers for you to chose from. Plus you will get to use all kinds of new embellishments as well as some old.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

gift club

Here is the inside of the organizer we will be making for the gift club~

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

loudmouth five year olds

I found this cute tin at IKEA! surprise. I love how the rub ons take to it. and the new cut flowers are so cute and easy to use!

So, I thought I blogged yesterday, guess I didn't. sorry.
I am going to have to be more careful discussing delicate issues in front of Jeremiah. At the voting place yesterday, my typically shy child announces at the top of his lungs, "Mommy you aren't going to vote for Osama Obama are you? Barrack, what kind of name is that? you can't vote for someone called Barrack! But you really don't want that woman to run our country either. Just vote for Bush mom, you like him!" It is a good thing I don't keep secrets, because I would never have any. He also asked the polling volunteers if he could vote. Something about it was his duty as a "cityzen". Won't it be fun to see where life leads him!?!?!? I am praying that he will learn tact.

Monday, March 3, 2008

here comes peter cotton tail....

Well, with 39 degree weather, it is very hard to imagine spring on the way... much less Easter. Jeremiah thinks it will snow every Easter. pretty funny, and only in Texas. I love Easter, I can't decide between Easter and Christmas. Fabulous, Glorious days.
Anyway, how cute are these bunnies? I think a larger mini candy bar would be better. Even my Jeremiah thought they were awesome, he is my toughest critic. It is all punches and glue dots, super easy, super fun, super cute. you should make some to send to your child's school, or your husbands office.
That reminds me, Jonathan was asking me the other day why I didn't invite men to come and stamp. I thought that was funny, I told him that by all means men were invited! ;)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

happy Sunday

The picture doesn't do this justice at all.
This is what we will be making for stamp club!
I hope I remember to get more jelly beans! I used them to fill the cup and hold the "flowers" in place. It would be cheaper to get floral foam, but jelly beans are much tastier, and prettier for that matter!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

star cards

Here is the second card we will be making at Rhonda's show Friday night!
I am not sure which of these we will do, or a variation of them, but you get the idea!