Tuesday, March 31, 2009


As the comments came in I would put your name on a slip or paper. One person got three entries (YES IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!) and a ton of you got two. I didn't count how many there was but there had to be close to 500. My gigantic mixing bowl was full to the top!!! My husband drew the winning slip.
Please contact me!!!!!


Items for blog candy:
Round Scalloped Nestabilities
Bo Bunny My Word Book: BABY
BG Bittersweet Card Kit
Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Tips & Techniques
Great Impressions: Bon Appetit Stamp, Grandmas Kitchen, Patience
Paper Biss Wire XMas Trees Prima Flowers Nestabilities Scalloped Petite Ovals Great Impressions: Apron Stamp EMBELLIES (more than pictured!!)
Great Impressions: You Always Pop Up Stamp


Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Card

I needed to make 3 get well/thinking of cards. Here's one:
All paper is by Papertrey
Stamps: Thinking of You....Verve
Flutter by Stamp by Queen Cat Designs!!

Other: nestabilities, Cuttlebug border & folder, black Momento Ink, ribbon ?? Kaiser Craft rhinestones

I first colored the butterfly with Copics and then Shimmerz. It still didn't pop out enough, so I tried my Smooches. Luckily I could find a corresponding color for each of the Copics (pure luck!!). The Smooches jazzed it a lot! Of course the pic doesn't show how much Miss Butterfly glimmers. She's very pretty.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Organizing Ribbon/Ally Scraps

I found this interesting ribbon organizing idea over at the Ally Scraps blog. Neat idea but I have too much ribbon for it. Now cruise over to Ribbon Rings and look how they hang ribbons. Now use your imagination and combine the two ideas (idea via Anna Banana).

This would work wonderfully if you don't have closet space like I do. Put a hook in your ceiling and hang the hoop, put the ribbons on the Ribbon Ring stuff, hang the rings on your hoop...........I think it's a great and CHEAP idea!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I just received mine from Taylored Expressions!!
They are like Shimmerz but they have a brush!! Just like fingernail polish! So far I love them.

Cricut for Sale

$75 + shipping + insurance

Extra sticky mats comes with it. I don't have the original box but I might dig up the directions....
I now have the Cricut Expressions and don't use my Cricut.

Your check must clear before I will send it.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Blog Candy and My Blog went Naked

I've been working for over a day, trying to get my background back. My blog looked so naked!!! Finally this morning it worked. Something went haywire over at Knottymoose Designs and you had redo your background through photobucket.

Blog Candy will go up tomorrow. The difference will be that I will be adding prizes to it through out the contest time. LOL Stay tuned.....

And thank you to all my followers. You are the best and I've enjoyed reading all about you!!! Welcome, welcome, welcome to my blog!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Card

This is for Cheri's Spring Break Challenge to use 4 spring colors!! Check it out at Paper Freak.

I also established a gallery at SCS. Whew what a learning experience that was!!!
If you are just starting to blog and or visit blogs, it will take time but it's worth it!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Special Card

(with an i)
you were there when I needed you.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Envelopes and Cards

Sorry if these card fronts are repetitive but I finished the insides and decorated the envelopes. They aren't being mailed so I could do what I wanted. The last card is for a special 95 year old lady whose mind has gotten somewhat fragile. Kind of hard to watch. The other two are for a niece and a grand niece's first Bday. Tomorrow I want to start on a card for a special friend who passed away unexpectantly. It's going to be a work of the heart.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Cards

Thought maybe you'd like to see these three new cards.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009


Lainy's Little Blog
Thank you everyone for entering!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Slice of Heaven

When I saw these buckets and the bar holder, I knew I had to have them. I saw them in an Ikea catalog just by chance. Then it took me several tries to actually find how to order them. Have you ever ordered from Ikea??? Their shipping is absolutely ridiculous!! However, I live in the boonies (80 miles from a MacDonalds with very little other than wheat fields in between). I would have to drive to Portland (2+ hours) and endure the crowds to buy them. I usually have my daughter who lives in Portland pick up stuff but I have to wait forever to get it. I just couldn't wait this time. THESE WERE PERFECT!!!
My husband just installed the bar and I put my Marvy markers in the buckets. They were in a drawer, not very accessible. Now I can take a quick look and see them all.
The second picture is my slice of heaven. It's where I stamp, create, mess up, watch TiVoed programs, listen to music, eat :( and whatever with my cat, Lucy. I just doesn't get better than this for me. I jokingly say, "all I need is a mini-fridge and a port-a-potty!!! LOL Lucy has been on her perch all morning, she managed to get down just before I took the picture! Grrrr
As I created this spot, I kept in mind that I wanted everything I use all the time, within fingertip reach. The black boxes are for the Copics that I'm starting to acquire. I have an extra box that I'm not sure what I'm going to fill with but I'm know something will come to mind!! LOL
I have one more major purchase to finish this spot. It's a wooden storage cabinet with all sorts of drawers to replace the saggy plastic ones (look at the slice of heaven picture and on the far left you will see the white plastic drawers). I need something much more sturdy. The third picture is the cabinet I'm going to purchase.........maybe next month. Can't have it all this month. :( I want it in dark walnut and with 3" black shelves to match the rest of the room. I wish the cabinet came in black but it doesn't!!

Have an extraordinary Sunday. I'm a blessed person!!