Thursday, December 3, 2009

I am so bummed I can not go to see Ree Drummond tonight. Her cookbook is FABULOUS!! But The Surprise Lily Blog ( is giving away a signed copy of her cookbook today. Go to her blog and read the directions on how to enter. They are very simple. Good Luck! Hope everyone has a Blessed Day!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

I just realized that it has been 2 years since I began my blog. I know I haven't kept up like I should and I think I said it last year that I would try to be more up on it. We have a lot going on right now but I am going to try to be here more. The last 2 Octobers I have blogged I have used the following verse. I just love it. I really enjoy our summers. Hanging out with my daughter in the pool and fun trips to the beach, glasses of ice tea and BBQ. But winter is great to. I love hot tea, the cool crisp morning, baking all kinds of goodies, and the decorations. And with 3 back to back fun holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Being a good person is like being a pumpkin.
God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.
He opens you up, touches you deep inside & scoops out all of the yucky stuff -- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a bright new smiling face & puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
This was passed on to me from another pumpkin.

Happy Scrappin and Stampin Ya'll
and Happy Halloween..

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hello fellow bloggers.. I am sorry I haven't posted in several weeks. I have been creating things here and there and venturing off into new ideas. So far so good. I will share soon. As most of you know we are still waiting for God to show us where we are suppose to be. Where we thought it was well it didn't workout. Of course we have way to many opinions on here and there but I believe our decision is coming soon. Until then I sit and wait. And create. Here is my Halloween Card. I was very happy with the way it turned out.
What do you think?

My recipe:
Bazzill Cardstock: Dusk, Orange, and Bling
SU Cardstock Basic Black
All Images from Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress UP

Also I made this cute Birthday Card for my Aunt.

Not sure where the paper and flower came from I am sure Hobby Lobby or Michael's.
The Stamp is from SU retired set She's All That.
SU ink in Basic Black

Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Happy Scrappin and Stampin Ya'll

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Good morning fellow bloggers. It is a beautiful morning here. Well okay the sun isn't out and it is very cloudy however it is 66 degrees I have blueberry scones in the oven and sitting here with coffee enjoying the smell. lol I am working on Halloween Cards today and my printer is working again so I can scan again. I can't for the life of me find my camera cord. I know it is here but it must be under something. I have a few dozen pictures to post here and on my facebook but no cord.

Oh boy these scones are smelling good. I didn't make them from scratch this morning though. This past weekend while we drove into the city and while grocery shopping I came across this new item in the biscut section.. It is made by IMMACULATE BAKING COMPANY "ALL NATURAL BLUEBERRY SCONES". They come in a biscut can. You bake them at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes. As an extra they say you can sprinkle turbinado sugar on top. (I did yum yum) The company was started in this guys garage back in 1995. His website is . They also have a couple of other flavors and cookie dough too. I think the bright colored label with the peguin is what caught my eye.. then the all natural part.
Okay scones are ready so I am going to enjoy a hot scone with my coffee and get into the studio to make my cards.

Happy Scrappin and Stampin Ya'll......

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cutting Above Blog Giving Away Two GYPSIES!!

Cutting Above launched a new blog and to kick off their new blog, they're giving away TWO Gypsies!

Here's how to win per their blog:

So how can you win? Well it's really easy.

1. On your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or email groups and /or forums (where allowed), create/bump an existing post about the show on HSN airing September 24th. Please also post about the Cutting Above blog and its debut. (Note: If you do not have a blog, please get the word out in at least 3 ways to be eligible)

2. Become a follower of this blog

3. Put our blinkie on your blog or any other forum/group etc. you belong (again where allowed)

4. Comment to this post with your follower information, links of your 3 shout-outs along with a description of where your blinkie is located.

5. Comments should be posted by 12:00 midnight EST on October 2nd

So, head over to Cutting Above by clicking HERE and follow the steps for your chance to win! Don't forget their blinkie while you are visiting!

Good Luck!
Happy Stampin and Scrappin Ya'll

Cricut Meme!

Do you have a Cricut and want more cartridges? Do not have one and you want one for your very own? If so, read below!

This is contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut. Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site!

Great Escape Meme
1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be? Maine!
2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car? I'm a survivor by Reba
3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do? order from my favorite restaurant in my favorite pjs a movie on the tv, scrapbooking all night long with every new tool out there.
4. What is your guilty pleasure? Scrapbook stuff
5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home? Cancun
6. Last book that you couldn't put down? Sisters Ink by Rebeca Seitz
7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch? Pretty Woman
8. What is your favorite local escape? Scrapbook 911 or Scrapbook Cottage
9. How do you escape on a budget? scrapbooking in my scrapbook room by myself or homemade dinner with a dvd with hubby...
10. Best food you've ever had while on vacation. garlic spaghetti...

Good luck!

Happy Stampin and Scrappin Ya'll


Friday, September 18, 2009

So yes it has been awhile since I posted. I haven't had to much to say. I guess I am just in that mode. I can't shake it. I go to my studio and sit starring at all my stuff and nothing pops. I have to force myself into make birthday cards. The only things I have scraped is what needed to be done for my group swaps. This past Wednesday I was invited to attend a woman's bible study. I did attend and am looking so forward to it. We are doing the study by Beth Moore titled Steping Up.
I have done the homework and it has seem to lift the spirit as well. I actually created a page layout today. I did the fall card the other day and promise to post it as soon as I get it scanned. I will also post a pic of the layouts I am working on. Until then I got the following post in an email this past week. It gets you thinking and I want to try a few... Have a scrapin stampin weekend...

If you’ve been scrapbooking for a while, you know how easy it is to get burnout and lack of motivation to create pages. It seems we still tend to pile up a stack of photos just waiting to be placed in an album, but we haven’t found just the right paper or embellishments yet, or maybe we can’t decide what scrapbooking techniques to use on them. Here are a few ideas to help overcome scrapbooking burnout.

1. A new scrapbooking technique may be just what you need to spark your imagination. Grab some photos and try one out today.

2. Don’t think you have to get through your entire photograph backlog. Just pick one photo today, and showcase it on a page. Just getting started may be just what you need.

3. Give yourself permission to throw out poor quality photographs. Your backlog will start to shrink and just looking through your photos may inspire you.

4. Start organizing your supplies. Just seeing all the cool materials you have to work with may spark your creativity.

5. Flip through scrapbooking magazines for inspiration. They are filled with great page ideas, techniques to try and information on the latest products.

6. Enroll in a scrapbooking class. The excitement of taking a class can often spark your interest to start scrapbooking again.

7. Plan a scrapbooking crop for your friends. If you don’t want to plan one yourself, attend a crop at your local scrapbooking store.

8. Browsing your local scrapbook or craft store may encourage you to start scrapbooking again. Try buying a scrapbooking kit that has everything you need to make a complete album.

9. Don’t think you have to be perfect. Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be complicated. Allow yourself to make mistakes and make simple pages. Not every page needs to be a work of art.

10. Scale down your scrapbooking supplies. Give away or sell some of your stash and cure supply overload.

11. Try it page by page. Don’t set a goal of creating a scrapbooking album a night.

12. Sign up for a scrapbooking challenge. You can find these online in scrapbooking community message boards. Joining the competition and excitement will start your scrapbooking creativity going again.

13. Join the digital scrapbooking craze. It’s a lot less messy than traditional scrapbooking.

14. Join a scrapbooking community online and read their message boards and forums. Most of these communities have galleries where members upload their scrapbooking pages for others to see and make comments.

15. Show off your scrapbooks. When was the last time you pulled out your scrapbooks when family comes to visit or let your children read through your albums? When you see all the pages you have designed, you just may be motivated to create some more.

Just a few of these scrapbooking ideas will chase your scrapbooking burnout away.