Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Psssssst! Wanna Hear A Secret??

Prima is debuting their Winter 2009 CHA releases on January 1!! I can tell you.....they are incredibly awesome!!!! Go check it out tomorrow at the Prima site. But, hey, uummmm, don't tell them I sent ya okay??????

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Scrap Space

It was such a disaster, I had to completely redo it. Here's the redo:

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Almost 2009!

Can you believe it? This year has just flown by. Well, it seems this year isn't any different in that I'm scrambling to get a calendar for 2009 before it actually IS 2009!

This year I decided to try something different. I always scrap one that is year specific. Thus, when the year is over I either throw it away to replace it. Hummm. I decided I needed a perpetuial calendar so I can ALWAYS use it.

Well, my Zutter Zister, Jennifer Priest, created a cool one a couple of months back that I really love. So, I borrowed her idea, but, I made mine hang up instead of sit in place and, mine has a clipboard/chalkboard companion for those ever present notes about school and teachers and scouts, etc.

Here's what I ended up with and I've included the instructions so you can make one too!

One Set Zutter 8x10 Clipboard Covers
One set Zutter 6x6 Acrylic Covers
One Zutter 12 inch diameter O-Wire: Black, 1 inch diameter
Zutter Silver Rivets
Chipboard scraps
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper scraps
Making Memories Jumbo Brads
We R Memory Keepers extra large eyelets
Creative Imaginations Ribbon
7 Gypsies and The Stamp Company Stamps
Reminisce Number Rub Ons
Ranger Distress ink: Black Soot
Black board Paint


8x10 Clipboard Covers:

Deco podge front and back of one clipboard cover with patterned paper. Round corners with corner rounder. Punch row of six holes with BIA on each end of clipboard on right hand side.

Deco podge back of second clipboard cover with patterned paper. Paint front with blackboard paint. Cut two 1 ¾ x 8 inch strips from patterned paper and deco podge to top and bottom front of clipboard cover. Punch holes and add three eyelets and ribbon across bottom. Round corners with corner rounder. Punch row of six holes with BIA on each end of clipboard on right hand side. Add O-wires and bind two sides together.

Take a clip and use it as a pattern. Punch two holes in each clipboard and attach clips with rivets.

Calendar: Cut a 6x6 Acrylic cover to 5 ¼ x 6 inches. Punch holes in the 5/1/4” x 12” by centering the piece in the BIA.

Cut 33 chipboard pieces to 1 ¼ x 4 inches. Cover with patterned paper, front and back. Stamp month of the year on 12, and days of the week on 7. Rub on number 0-3 on 4 and 0-9 on 10. Then punch the 33 pieces in the BIA as follows:

Months of the Year:
Punch with the piece butted up against the black guide and set at “C”. The patterned paper side of each piece should face the word “Zutter” on the machine while punching.

Numbers 0-3:
Punch with the piece butted up against the black guide and set at “C”. The blank chipboard side of each piece should face the word “Zutter” on the machine while punching.

Numbers 0-9 and Days of Week:
Insert into Bind-It-All and line up one edge of each page with the centering arrow on the machine and punch binding holes.

Thread the binding wires through the holes in the acrylic piece . And then the chipboard pieces form right to left: days of the week, numbers 0-9; number 0-3, months. Then Bind. Punch four holes in the corners of the 5 ¼ x 6 inch piece. Use those holes as guides to punch holes in the clipboard. Attach acrylic piece butted up under clip with rivets. Punch holes and add grommets and ribbon to calendar pieces.

Hang it up and use it!!

After you've made your on calendar don't forget to head over to the Zutter Zisters site and check out all the newest projects and visit us on the blog too!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays to All!

Doing all our last minute things around the house today. We have family in from far away. That is always wonderful. It's cold out and drizzly, so we have a fire blazing in the fireplace. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who visits and supports my blog: Thank You. May you all have the most wonderful of holidays!

Spread Some Holiday Love

Hope you'll visit Laura's blog and share some Christmas love this season. See her request Here!

Blog Candy For A Cause

Please check out this post and support it, if possible! Blog Candy For A Cause II.

May God be with you all this Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

How About Another Giveaway???

Here's another giveaway on a friend's blog!! Check it out here!!!

A Scrappy Giveaway

A blogging friend has a giveaway on her blog. Go check it out here & leave a ends tonight!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's So Cold!!

Well a least it is to this Central Texan!! Reminds me of my honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming!!

I used the December kit from the Shaker Box to create these for my Desgin Team projects at Making Memories For You
Hope you go & visit! My fellow DTers have created some wonderful projects!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The True Spirit of Christmas

It's easy this time of year to get caught up in holiday parties, decorating, gift buying and one's family and forget the selflessness in the true meaning of Christmas. A blogger friend of mine is doing a very wonderful and selfless thing for the holiday. She is auctioning off a beautiful handmade bear. the proceeds going to a family in need. Please take a look at her blog and consider bidding on "Snowflake" it is, after all, in the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas. Visit her Here. And...Merry Christmas to you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just for the Holidays!

I love to decorate for the holidays! Here is a table top decoration I created using a variety of Zutter products: the Bind It All, 6x6 Acrylic and Chipboard covers, corner rounder, rivets, rivet setting set and the pound it all. I used Teresa Collins Tis The Season papers. I just love that collection.

Check out all the inspiration on the Bind It All Blog and at the Zutter Zisters site.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I was awarded this a little while ago by my good friend Jacqui! Thank you Jacqui!

So now I have to nominate five blogs to receive this! I choose:

1. Pam: Just Daily Life
2. Kara: My Studio Pink
3. Jennifer: Hydrangea Hippo
4. Rena: Rockin Reality
5. Marsha: TumbleFish Studio

Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Zutter Book Contest Update

Well.....that's what the email said this morning. Awesome! I thought. I guess that means I actually get to be published in the upcoming Zutter Idea Book. I read on and........


OMG....let me read that again... it says, "you are the grand prize winner in the book contest." Wow! I am absolutely thrilled!!!! Not allowed to reveal the project yet. But there is a sneak peek on the Zutter Blog

I will receive the $500 Grand Prize.
The following runners-up will be featured in the upcoming book:
Bind-it-All Around the World
to be released early 2009.

Carol Bayne, Pennsylvania USA
Traci Knoell, California, USA
Judy Kreitler, Illinois, USA
Betty Mathew, Indiana, USA
Jolene Johnston, Indiana, USA
Shelley Haganman, Iowa, USA
Yvonne Tinney, Virginia, USA
Amy Littleton, Missouri, USA
Emeline Seet, Singapore
Faye Warriner, Nevada, USA
Mikey Menely, Oregon, USA
Jo-Anne te Raa, Netherlands
Fleur Smith, British Columbia, Canada

Congrats ladies!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Clearly the Holidays are upon us!

It's that time of year again! Presents, cards, songs and friends. I finally began working on my Christmas cards.

Removed for publication....

I created this with Prima products. They are so versatile and inspiring. I colored Clear Paintables (#812584) with a sharpie and used watercolor pencils on a Paintable (#602284). I then decorated the card and paintables with Got Flowers Pink (#505288) and Peach (#505073); Velvet Leaves (#527044); Say It In Crystals Swirls (#525170) and Frosty Treats (#527747).

For more card inspiriation visit the PrimaDonna Blog .

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Projects

Should be popping up on the Bind It All Blog in the next few days. Hope you bounce over and check out all the creative things the design team has been doing!

Here's one of mine: a mini, mini book! 3x4 inches made with 3x4 Zutter ClipBoard, and using Teresa Collins' awesome Boardwalk paper collection. I played around with Zutter Rivets and new Zutter tools too: the Pound It All, Rivet Setting Kit and Hole Punch Kit!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wonderful BIA Project!

My Zutter Zister, Annette, has created an amazing project and posted it on the Bind It All Blog. It's really a wonderful project.......hope you check it out!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The PrimaDonnas Recommend

As an instructor I often get asked about creative ways to use Prima products. We all have our favorite techniques. Every week you can see what we recommend at The PrimaDonnas Blog! Hope we inspire you to create new things!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bind It All Home Decor

Looking for a home decor project? I just posted instructions for this on the Bind It All Blog. Hope it's something you'd like to do, and hope you drop by and check it out!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Weekend Projects

What are you working in this weekend? Got some Fancy Pants supplies I just needed to create with.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Big Blue Savings

Check out the deals on Blue Zutter goods! Great prices and bonuses too! Visit the Bind It All Blog today!!

Zutter Innovative is having a BLUE Sale. The original BLUE Dreamkuts and the original BLUE Bag-a-Bind are both on clearance status, and priced at 33% off original prices. Get 'em while they last. If you purchase there, you get some bonuses with $50+ purchase.The blue Dreamkuts is identical to the new pink version - the only difference is the color. So if you are more of a blue person than a pink, this is the time to buy! Drop some not-so-subtle hints for holiday gifts ; )

I'm A PrimaDonna!

Well, my husband has told me I am for years. But until now, I've never officially called myself one. But I am humbled and honored to announce that I AM a PrimaDonna. I have been invited to join Prima Marketing's Endorsed Instructor Program...the PrimaDonnas. Soooo, look for some upcoming classes coming as early as January. I'm not on the blog yet, but check out the PrimaDonnas HERE!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ten Things

I was inspired to do this album by the challenge issued by Stacy Julian at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Her challenge was “Give Yourself A Present Challenge” where she challenged everyone to snap ten photos of their life right now and scrap them into a tiny album that would fit in a purse. She used a mini mini Bazzill 2 inch square album. I created mine using the Bind It All and DreamKuts and, since Thanksgiving was coming up, decided to title mine "Ten Things to be thankful for"

If you are interested in creating one of these, head over to the Zutter Blog where I've posted a tutorial.

And if you're in the mood for a challenge, you can head over to Making Memories For You. I posted a challenge involving ten things! And, you can go to [Some]Assembly Required for their What Are You Thankful For? Challenge too!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Well, sorta. I've actually spent all morning updating my blog; adding, deleting, moving around, changing formats & colors. So, here's the new version!! Ta Da!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Yea! Go check out the giveaway on the Zutter Blog! We're celebrating the release of the new cover-alls! Cover-alls are awesome, you can see what some of the Zutter Zisters have done with them HERE!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here's a Crazy Shapes Album I did recently. The album is from Heart of Texas Studio. They've got great albums. You gotta check them out!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


If you live in the United States, it's time to vote. Remember, this is a RIGHT that we Amaericans enjoy. I encourage you to use it. We women haven't always had that right, have we? All the more reason to exercise it. I did!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


The Making Memories For You Ezine is out this month. I have a link to it on the right! My Favorite Things Stamps sent us some wonderful stamps to work with and show case. Here's a sample!

This features the Winter Blast Stamp Set. You can see My Favorite Things HERE . I did two layouts and a card for the Ezine. Hope you check it out!! I am also fortunate to have two altered items, and article and a layout featured there as well.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Please have a Happy & Safe one!!! Here's some artwork by my five year old son to help celebrate!


What year to you belong in?

You Belong in 1950

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here's one of my Zutter Design Team projects! Hope you enjoy it!! There are instructions on how to make it at Zutter Zisters!

Want more Halloween inspiration???? Head on over to the Zutter Blog to see what the my fellow Zutter Zisters have been up to! Then hop over to the Design Team Gallery at Zutter Zisters for even more!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Well it seems I am blog challenged. I have trouble remembering to post, to moderate my comments and link to other sites.....Sorry!!!

I made a couple of posts in the last week about projects I completed and tried to link you to them. I fixed the links, I think. Please let me know if they're still not working.

But I'm gonna post pictures of the two projects I completed here too (just in case.......)

The first and second are from the Fiskateers Blog Post. The third is my entry in the Making Memories For You (MMFY) Scor-it Blog Challenge. Enjoy!


I've been tagged by my good friend Jacqui

7 Random Facts about me.....

* I hate to shop for clothes and shoes

* I'm addicted to scrapping, papercrafts and crafts in general

* I used to be a Ballerina

* I'm still a Girl Scout

* My pet peeve is slow moving vehicles in the fast lane

* I have NEVER had a manicure or pedicure

* I collect old advertising memorabilia

I tag....

Sally Lynn

Here are the rules:
Link to your Tagger and list these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself - some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link their blogs.
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Thanks for playing along!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Well my cover has been blown.....My covert operation for the FCIA (Fiskateers CRafting Inspiration Agency)has been revealed. You can check it out on the Fiskateers Blog HERE!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008


You Are a German Shepherd Puppy

Intelligent, quick witted, and a bit aggressive.

You've got the jaw power to take a bite out of anyone you choose.

What To Drink

You Are a Pumpkin Latte

You are always up for a celebration. You are a very festive person.

You look forward to every holiday, and you are nostalgic for good times after they're over.

You appreciate the small things that make life special. You love little treats.

You often look at the world with childlike wonder. There's so much to enjoy!

You Are Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic - you have many facets to your personality.

You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.

You have a little bit of something to offer everyone... no wonder you're so popular.

Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

You Are a Lime Margarita

Realistic and grounded, you have the energy to tackle any obstacle that stands in your way.

Hyper and driven, you despise lazy behavior of all kinds... especially lazy drunks too tired to dance!

Check Out Scrapbooks N' Stickers Site & Blog

There are lots of wonderful products at Scrapbooks N' Stickers. Check out the contest on the blog too!! Lookie Here!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Blog

Your Blog Should Be Blue

Your blog is a peaceful, calming force in the blogosphere.

You tend to avoid conflict - you're more likely to share than rant.

From your social causes to cute pet photos, your life is a (mostly) open book.

Friday, October 17, 2008

More Happenings

Fiskateers LEGEND-ary online-crop

Join Fisk-a-teer legend May #004, and all your fisk-a-friends here at the fisk-a-teer site (message baord and blog) for a LEGENDary on-line crop. The festivities will be happening Saturday October 18th from 6am - 9pm (pacific standard time) and you can drop in any time to participate.

If your a Fiskateer, don't miss it! If ya aren't....WHY NOT!


My Zutter Zister Scrappy Nan posted this on the Zutter blog:

For those of you in Southern California, I will be conducting a FREE make ‘n take tomorrow, using the new Zutter Cover-Alls (YEAH!!!) at Ever After in Oceanside. It’s a big, big, BIG day for everyone at Ever After – they are holding their annual Survivor Crop – a huge fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Last year, this 24-hour crop event raised over $50,000! It’s truly an amazing event. So stop by the store for the freebie. And if you want to contribute to the cause, you can make donations through Scrapbook Royalty.

Free Zutter Make ‘ n Take
Saturday, October 18 ~ 3-6PM
Ever After Scrapbooks
1954 Hacienda Drive
Tri City Pavilion 760.630-CROP (2767)

Here's the blog for Survivor Crop.
Posted by Scrappy Nan at 10:17 AM

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Live Life Inspired. Dream With Possibility! Donna Downey

I love Donna Downey and she has a challenge on her blog. It reads as follows:

join the campaign for creativity!

almost everyday i get an email from someone who has either just realized their creative potential
or someone struggling to hear their inner creative voice.

i 100% believe that inspiration and possibility are everywhere...
inspiration can be found in everything we do, share and see.
the possibility is our part in manifesting it into tangible art.
all we need to do is open our hearts and eyes and listen to our creative voice.

we all have a voice.
sometimes it speaks to us in a department store, or while reading a catalog, or while walking in nature.
it is the voice that stops you and makes you look a things in a different way.

like the placemats you pass while shopping at Target that inspires your next layout design,
or the new bedding set you see in a pottery barn catalog that inspires the color pallet for your next collage painting
or the nature walk that prompts you to pick up fallen branches and twigs that inspire your next home decor project.
embracing our creative potential and letting it free to guide our art is the challenge.
believing in the power of your passion to create is the gift we all have to share.

"believe in your creative potential,
enjoy the creative process,
try something new,
explore new possibilities,
but most of all believe."

join me in this personal campaign for creativity.
and share this message with others.

i created this badge as a visual reminder to listen to our inner creative voice
please feel free to include this badge on your website or blog and email me or include your site link in the comments so that i can create a link database on my blog so others can share in your creative expression and choice to "live a life inspired. dream with possibility." everyday!

Please help

My original post on this has been deleted at the request of the family!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'd Like To Share

with you something I read on a friend's blog this morning.....


I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated'.
'Oh, you're such a good boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'
'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice'.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
'How much do I owe you?' she asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said
'You have to make a living,' she answered.
'There are other passengers,' I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.
'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said.
'Thank you.'
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift?
What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.


You won't get any big surprise in 10 days if you send this to ten people. But, you might help make the world a little kinder and more compassionate by sending it on.

Thank you, my friend...

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Okay....It's Official!

Yes, I can't believe it, but I made the Zutter Design Team!! I am soooo excited! Check out the Zutter blog for more info & to meet by Zutter Zisters!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Take the Pledge!!!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!


I have three mini albums that will be featured in the October Issue of Scrapbook News and Review......

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

S is for Samantha

Here's my latest project. Another Word Bloom Book from Heart of Texas Studio! It's called the WaterFall. I bound this one with my Zutter Bind It All because I have an unhealthy obsession with this tool!!!!

Thank You.....And a Wonderful Thing...

Carolyn King at My Blog By Cammie is doing an amazing thing! She is saying "Thank You" to caregivers for all they do for those they care for. She saw them help her Grandmother who died of Altzheimer's in June of this year. Go read about the amazing prizes package she has assembled from lots of companies and individuals. Make a card to participate, but make it because you want to say thank you.

I want to say "Thank You" to my Dad who tirelessly cared for my Mom for years leading up to her death. Eventually she couldn't walk, shower, eat, dress or go to the restroom unassisted. He worked night and day to care for her. She passed away shortly after their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thank You Dad! I love you and I am so proud to be your daughter.

Here's my card to him. Thank you Cammie for such a wonderful thing you are doing. Thank you to everyone associated with this project. Please go check it out.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another Altered Door

Well, I had some questions about my DS's bedroom door that I altered. I can't show a picture of it here right not as it is out for publication. But I can show you the one I did for my DD. This one is just drawn and colored with acrylic paint and Sharpies!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thanks Amy Duff!!

Special thanks to Amy Duff a fellow design team member at Making Memories for You! She inspired me to do a tutorial with her Mini Matchbox Card Kit Swap. The tutorial is featured on ScrapScene today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Please Remember

Here in Central Texas we a reminded daily of the damage and destruction that Hurricane Ike left behind, not just here in Texas but across the United States. If you can please help in some way: donate food, clothing or money to a local charity, The American Red Cross, or here in Texas to The Capitol Area Food Bank. If you can't donate any of these things, consider donating time. It's something many of these organizations could use much of right now. Please keep the individuals affected by this terrible storm in your thoughts and prayers.

Another Word Bloom Book!

Just completed another Word Bloom Book for my friend Pam over at Heart of Texas Studio. This is SPOOK!! Fun books, you have to check them out. These are soooooo much fun to create with! I used my BIA (Bind It All) on this one!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Guest Posting At ScrapScene!

Well I'm happy to announce I'll be Guest Posting a couple of days next week at ScrapScene , while they're out and about. Come by and say Hi!! I'll be posting Thursday, September 18th and Friday, September 19th. Hope to see you there!!!

Watching Ike!

Hurricane season gets scarier every year. Watching closely to see where Ike decides to go. I wish he would just go away, but know that's not gonna happen! All we can do is pray the storm doesn't get any stronger.

A Couple Of Layouts

Did a couple of layouts using papers from My Town Papers . Hope you like them!

A Toot!

I will have an altered home decor item and a layout in the upcoming issue ScrapBook News and Review !

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wow! I Won!

ScrapScene had a giveway for Board Books LLC! These are totally cool THICK books for scrapping. Well, I won one!! Whoo Hoo! Can't wait to play with it!! Thanks ScrapScene & BoardBooks LLC!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Introducing My Town Papers

A good friend of mine has started this really neat paper line called My Town Papers! If you live or vacation in Texas, she offers papers reflecting special sites of various cities, she also offers papers with school mascots and logos! and, she can do custum papers to fit your individual needs. Check her out at My Town Papers!

Check Out This Giveway!

At Altered Art Expressions Blog! Click here!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch Bloom Book

The folks at Heart of Texas Studio ! produce the most fantastic acrylic and chipboard Word Bloom Books! Here's one of their newest releases: Pumpkin Patch. You can see this book in it's entirety in the October/November 2008 Issue of Ready, Set,Create !

The Last Scrappy Hour

Well, last night marked the last ever Scrapbook Fever In-Store Scrappy Hour. We were about thirty people strong! I was good to see employees, former design team members and loyal customers having fun scrapping. It was a sad occassion though. the store was nearly stripped bare. Hard to see it that way. It was good to hear that the blog will keep going & former employees are still going to host monthly crops downtown Round Rock! The first one is coming up September 13th! Check back for more details!

Blogged down

ever get "Blogged down"? You know when you have sooooo much to talk about, you don't know where to start? I'm feeling that today. Hopefully I'll get everything posted that I want to!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Acrylic Album

I did an acrylic mini album to commemorate fall from transparency paper & the acrylic you use to replace picture frame glass. It'll be featured in the September Magazine of Memories from Making Memories For You.

Telephonic Bind It All Tutorial!

Okay, I have this great friend, Frankie, who had a birthday on the 23rd. Myself and some friends went together and bought her a Bind It All for her special day. Well, she lives clear across the USA. She calls me yesterday, gripping, because she can't figure out how to punch more than six holes with her BIA & get them to line up. So, I walked her through it. Lo and behold, she made her first mini album while on the phone with me!!! Congrats Frankie! First time I've ever done a telephonic BIA tutorial!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Earned My Scissors.....

Well, I just got my Fiskars scissors in the mail today. Fiskateer #4014. I've finally earned my scissors.... An honor indeed!! I'm so proud!!!

Cool Stuff

I've got a Back To School teacher gift tutorial that will be featured in the September Ready, Set, Create Back To School Sampler. Check it out at Additonally, I have a really cool project for y'all wanting to decorate your kids rooms: A SCRAPPED DOOR. You can see that in the September Scrapbook News and Review mag. at

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Heart of Texas Studio

My friend, Pam Sivage, has a great business venture that I'm proud to support. She is the owner/designer at Heart of Texas Studio! She has wonderful chipboard and acrylic word bloom books. I'll be working on & posting several of these really soon!! Check her out at

A Sad Day

Well today, Scrapbook Fever, a locally owned scrappy place that has been a paert of this community for ten years, announced it is cclosing it's doors. I have worked with the wonderful ladies there and I'm in shock. Went over to visit for a while this afternoon, it was very sad..... Gonna miss that place.

I'm so sorry Lorrie that it didn't work out! Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bind It All Book Contest Finalist

Wow! I'm sooooooo excited. I've had the Bind It All (BIA) and Dreamkuts since they came out. I love creating with them. When I saw their book contest, I just had to enter. Well I sent in six projects. I found out on the 11th that FIVE of the six were selected as finalists. I'm sooooooo excited!! I thought maybe, one project becasue there are so many talented people out there. I never expected five. I'm working on my next step in the contest process. Wish me luck!!

I've had ten or fifteen things published, but to be published by the manufacturer of your favorite tools is just to die for!!!

And.....then the ladies on MMFY where I'm a DT member and I spend all my spare time, told me about the BIA first ever DT Call. Wow. Now something else to work on. That would be the ultimate dream for me, get published by Zutter and be a Zutter Zister!!!!!!!!

{SAR} Some Assembly Required July Monthly Challenge Winner!!

Wow! Thanks ladies. You have ot visit this blog it's full of inspiration!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Eye-Lets Etc

Eye-Lets Etc ( had it's first ever Let's Blog contest. The challenge, create with eyelets, of course!!! Well, I was surprised & honored to win. . . . a $50 prize!! Whoo Hoo!! Thanks y'all!!

Magazine of Memories August Ezine

Wow! So very lucky to be published in the Making Memories For You Ezine, Magazine of Memories. I have a couple of layouts (a single & double page one) and a make 'n take article! This Ezine is awesome & you need to check it out! Go to for more info!!

While you're there register, come on in and join us!! We have geat contests, crops and monthly challenges. You can earn RAKs, bottlecaps and MMFY$$!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Very excited to announce that I get to continue on for another three months on the Making Memories for You Design Team. I'm thrilled!! Love the site, love the people, love the inspiration and love the kits from Keep In Touch!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On the Scrappy Scene: Update

The MMFY National Scrapbook Day Weekend Crop was a great success! There were lots of games, lots of inspiring challenges and tons of prizes. Out next crop is 8/15 - 17, 2008. Join us for a Birthday Crop. It's Site owner, Frankie, brithday bash. And, there are several members & their families that have birthdays around that time too! We're cooking up some fun stuff. Vist us at:

Wow Need to Update

Okay, so I've been a little busy. (Okay, a lot). Had lots going on with DD's Brownie Troop. They bridged to Junior Scouts on May 23rd! , I'm so proud of her! She was one of the top ten cookie seller in our service unit. She was one of only three girls in her troop to earn ALL 54 Brownie Try-its! Her Troop was the top cookie seller in our service unit & her troop was honored with a letter of commendation from the City of Thorndale for their community service efforts! Totally awesome!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Computer Issues

Wow! Been having some major computer hiccups the last two weeks. Really puts a damper on everything. While it's working wanted top update & let you know about the National Scrapbook Day Crop at Making Memories For You May 3rd & 4th. Cant's miss it, it'll be great!!!

National Scrapbook Day crop

Come join us at Makingmemoriesforyou for a weekend crop.
For every challenge you complete your name will go in a drawing for prizes.
There will be a grand prize winner for person selected that I feel contributes the most and participates the most at the crop
Join us May 3rd from 9AM-May 4th at midnight
All projects completed must be done at midnight to be entered in the drawings.
All winners will be posted on Monday 5th.
Also mini prizes will be thrown out throughout the weekend
Site Owner

Also, went camping with my DD GS troop this weekend. It was 40 degree overnight! Talk about getting close to your child!!!!!! We survived though. I'm proud of her she hiked,cooked, did dishes, set up and took down camp. Maybe I should have her earn "badges" at home . .. . .. .

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Check Me Out!

Check out my work this month at Making Memories For You's Magazine of Memories; ScrapStreet's Discovery Alley and Ready Set Scrap's Ezine!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Oops! Haven't Updated in a While

Well, hope you joined us for the MMFY Grand Opening Crop, it was a blast!!!! Lots of challenges, tons of prizes, lots and lots of chatting. May Flaum from Fiskars joined us fora chat on Saturday evening which was awesome! Come join us for more fun!! Don't miss our National Scrapbook Day Crop, Saturday May 3rd!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Got lucky enough to be pubbed in the March Making Memories For You Ezine. Go check it out, it's a great publication!

Teresa Collins

Wow had an online chat with Teresa Collins last night at Making Memories for You. It was lots of fun. She's a great person. wow seven kids. I'll never complian about my two again! Thanks for the chat Teresa & Frankie!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Trying my luck

I'm trying my luck at another DT. Also sent in some submissions for an Ezine. Gotta get back in the swing after I get further on DH's biz taxes, they're due 03/15.

Got a wonderful prize package from Heart in Hand Scraps forthe Challenge I won last year. Wow! Some great stuff! Some Heide Swapp stamps, a couple of albums, a few miscellaneous things & a cute alterable jewelry box! Also got a RAK from ScrapWords!! I love goodies!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Regional Science Fair Winner!!!

Toot Toot!! DD won FIRST PLACE at the Regional Science Fair yesterday!!! She's a hard worker, super smart & creative!!! Pictures to come!!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Toot (Yet) Some More!

Will also be featured in the premier issue (May/June) of ScrapNArt!! More info to follow!!!!

Toot Some More!

I will also be featured in the April/May Ready/Set/Create Ezine!!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Toot!! Toot!!

Just have to toot my horn here a bit today. I just became published for the first time!!!!!!! Please checkout Making Memories For You EZine @ I have three layouts and an altered project that are featured. This is the preimere issue of the EZine and I think it looks fantastic. Lots of great information and wonderful inspiration.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Win A Copy of Art From the Heart!

Gotta check out this site (and artist , if you haven't).

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Went to my DD's school awards program for this semester this morning(she's in third grade). She made the A/B honor roll and had perfect attendance. Visited the library after the program to see the science fair projects. Yeah!!!! Our DD got a Sweepstakes Award again this year. She got one last year too. That means she's off to the Regional Science Fair. I'm thrilled for her, she worked sooo hard, reading books and online articles, writing the report, putting the project board together, giving an oral presentation to the judges. . . .She's awesome: using scrapping tools like my paper cutters and the Cricut; using scrapping supplies like tape runners, glue, glue dots, cardstock, transparencies; and printing and matting letters, reports, bibliographies, photos. Congrats my princess!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Brown and Pink

Here's a Texas Star I scrapped using pink & brown as the theme. It's We R Memory Keepers Vintage Brass Collection!!!

Acrylic Clock

I am temporarily removing this picture due to publication!!! Tell ya more when I can.

Did this 12x12 Acrylic Clock for my DD's room! I used Fancy Pants almost exclusively (overlay, chipboard, rub ons and ribbon) and accented with Bazzill Cardstock, hand coloring (sharpies), Westrim and Crystal Elements bling, Ranger Crackle Paint and Stickles, Glimmer Mist, and Making Memories Funky Flowers and Crystal Brads.

Here's that LO I promised!!!


This year looks to be busy as ever!

I'm working on a DT project for Friendscraps right now. Got several other projects going too. My big girl is getting ready for the Science Fair coming up in two weeks. So we'll be pushing aside Mom's projects for hers this weekend. She went to regionals last year, I hope the best for her this year too!!! Her Brownie Troop is hosting a booth at Daisy Days this weekend. We also have Girl Scout Cookie sales starting this weekend!!! And, the accountant in me is gearing up for tax season. Luckily I only have DH's business, our and family personals to worry about. After twenty years of that stuff, I was glad to "retire" to stay home and raise kids. It's all kinda humorous, 'cause I'm busier now than I ever was when I "worked"! But, what a wonderfully fulfilling "job" I have.

I did a 12x12 LO for my New Year's resolutions. I'm still trying to capture it on film. It has lots of glitter, glimmer, bling and such and its' proving very challenging to catch the sparkle! Hope to have it up soon.

Still waiting impatiently for the Prima DT announcement. I'd love to be a Prima Donna!!! There is a lot of talent out there though, so we'll see. I am fairly new at all this!