Monday, June 29, 2009

Sorry for the no show

yesterday. But I was too busy looking at the NEW catalog!!! Wowsers, this one is awesome!! I've actually had it for a few days and I've looked at it a million times. Funny thing though, my wishlist is getting longer, not shorter.
I should have 6 new cards to show you, but the duh-head in me forgot to take pictures of them this morning before I gave them away.They were the 6 cards I made for Colby's kindergarten teacher. And they were kickbutt cards. It makes me mad too because I like to keep a file of the cards/projects I've made. Oh well.

I would also like to invite you all to my new catalog party!!
July 4th
Come and Go
I'll have retired stamp sets for sale, a door prize and a few draws.
Hope to see you there.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A quick post

Got one more layout done. At this rate I should be caught up when Colby's 16 years old. I had planned to scrap all day today but got some company so plans changed. Oh well, better luck this week I hope.
I made this card for Colby's friend Peyton who had a party last Wednesday. I made it in less than 5 minutes. I pulled out my box of Bold Bright scraps (yes, even my scraps are organized) and found a 1/2 sheet of Gable Green and then added YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue and Real Red. Stamped and punched and I was done. Used retired So Many Scallops, Rough Edges Alphabet, A little Somethin' and Priceless. It took me longer to put all the stuff away than it did to assemble it. The 'e', 't' and 'n' are on dimensionals as well as the big star.
Here is my layout I got done. I love the look of having my layout 'framed' with another color of cardstock but find the layout gets so thick then. So I took a wheel, I used retired Heart of Africa here and just wheeled 1/3 of it onto the edge of my layout. Not bad, but I'll try some more wheels see if I find anything I like. I also used some retired pp so can't remember the name of it. I gotta stop using that topnote on all my layouts, but I just love it. *sigh*

Now I'm sure you are all waiting for the retirement special. Remember, you can click on the orange box to the right to see the retired accessories, stamps and decor elements.

For all orders placed by Tuesday 8pm will recieve free shipping and handling and a coupon sheet for the new catalog. (minimum of 6 coupons) So call or email me by Tuesday 8pm to get the special. And remember, the accessories are selling out fast as some of them are on sale!! Double savings for you.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Loving the sun!!

Isn't this beautiful sunshine wonderful?? I love it. Just hope it doesn't get tooooo hot.
Here is a layout I did on Friday. I don't usually have only one small picture like this on a layout but I managed to catch this little boys guilty face and wanted to capture that. I used Parisian Breeze textured pattern paper. So sad that it will be gone after June 30th. Good thing I stocked up though. ;) I scalloped the edges with my punch and cut out 'guilty' with the big shot. It was a fast layout.
Until next time...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I got 2 new layouts done this week

Here are 2 layouts I got done this week. Hopefully I'll get some more done, but we'll see. I still need to finish a gift for Colbys teacher. I'm also putting together a retirement special that I'll post by the weekend. So watch out for that.
This first layout uses the Urban Oasis pp, kraft cs, white cs for the title that I cut out using the big shot. The stamp under the title is from Always and a brad from the Soho collection.
This layout uses the Walk in the Park pp from the mini catalog. Baja Breeze cs, So Saffron ribbon, small star punch, and rubons. I cut the pp curvy using my cutter kit scissor blade.
Until next time....

Monday, June 8, 2009

Still getting organized

Yes, I'm still here, still trying to organize my life. It feels like it's always in chaos. I have decided I will post once a week on my blog. Sundays. Seems like that's usually a mellow day for us here, at least in the evening anyway. So I will post every Sunday and if I get a chance, during the week, but no promises there.
I know today is Monday, but shhhh. We won't tell anyone that. I did get some scrappin' done this weekend, yahoo, it's be a long while. Also played a little last week with the matchbox die for my big shot.
Made this matchbox for a friend who won the Amazing Race pool. She likes old vintage looking stuff so I tried to make it look weathered. Hope she likes it. Of course the inside is filled with scrapping goodies. (just not in this photo LOL)While I had the bid shot sitting out I decided to play a little more and made this little dresser/trinket box with 6 matchboxes and the topnote for the top and bottom. I covered 2 pieces of chipboard with pp (from SAB) and cut with the topnote die. I needed it stiffer then with just pp. I put the brads in 1/2 way then bent the legs open. Wanted them to be more like little knobs. It's pretty cute.
I guess I'm showcasing the bigshot as this card is also made using the bigshot.
The big scallop circle is used to make this dress. Too cute. Patty Bennet came up with this idea to make the dress, she's so smart!!
Well I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful rainy day! If my house wasn't full of children I'd be scrappin'!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


It's out. The retirement list for stamps, accessories and decor elements. All these products will be gone after June 30th, some sooner as they are on sale and will only be available while quantities last.
You can click on the big orange box to the right to view the 3 lists of retiring products.
You can call or email me with an order, OR, click on the shop 24/7 box and order online. Orders over $200 qualify for hostess benefiits.
Get them while you can, because after June 30th you can't!!