Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin' Up! LAST deal of the week and Girl's Loft August Kit Sneak Peek

Item # -- 113694

Description -- Heart to Heart punch

Special Price -- $10.99

If you want one of these, click on the catalog to go to my website and place your order or email me and I'll get one to you...

AND.... drumroll Please... Here it is!!!!! The SNEAK PEEK of The Girl's Loft August kit!!

This one is expected to be wonderful (again!)... Full of wonderful summer yumminess! Look at all those colors! Summer all wrapped up in a shipping box straight from Margie. I can't wait to get this kit and start creating!!

My Scrap Shack is coming along, slowly...but will get there! My hubby ran the electricity to it last Wednesday and will get the insulation in in a couple of weeks. The sheet rock man will come in a few months to get that done, then I can paint. I'm REALLY undecided on the colors... I wanted pink/white/brown but may go with pool/white/brown. Any suggestions???

Will post pictures soon... nothing to see now, I mean- you can't see the electrical stuff... but I CAN turn the lights on now! :)

Have a great day!
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Girl's Loft Kit Projects...

So I've been scrappin' lately...
Made this last night

close up of my flower

Made this to match it this morning.

another close up of this flower...

These will eventually go on the wall. They came with holes in them and a white string to hang with, but I wanted to cover up the holes.
These are 6X6 and mounted on a piece of board (don't know what kind, just thin and light weight) I got a whole bunch of them from the Dollar Tree. I have 3 ovals, these 2 squares, and 2 flower shaped ones. Cheap enough to play with and small enough to do something really cute with.
I used The Girl's Loft kit papers, Distress Ink, Distress Crackle Paint, Distress Stickles, White paint to white wash everything, vintage dictionary papers, and cupcake liners. I had fun doing these... just playing and painting.

Will have the new Deal of the Week tomorrow... should be the last one so be watching for it!!

Good night and Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Altered Tissue Box

This is an altered tissue box..........
I made this with my Crazy Daisy kit yesterday...I started out making a cutsie desktop trash can, but now I don't know if I want to put trash in it or not. I covered the whole thing with a piece of gray Basic Grey paper from the kit. Then just embellished all over.

I got this idea from THIS POST on Jennifer McGuire's blog. She shows a video on how to make a blooming flower with alcohol inks and folding a flower up. This was a yellow flower before I started and used Stream alcohol ink to dye it. I like the way it turned out :) Seems to be easy enough and turns out to look like a blooming flower! Then I "TRIED" to doodle a stem... just can't get that doodle "thang" down!

Here's a close up of my bloomin' flower

This side has a piece of torn jeans...idea came from Donna Salazar

With this side I used one of the conchos from the kit on the bottom. I flattened it out with my little Tim Holtz texturizing hammer. I just beat on it until it was flat and just cut a sticker out and stuck it in the middle. The base for this side was a piece of dictionary paper.

This is the top embellished with another inspiration from Donna Salazar. Just cut a small scallop with a GIGA punch and ink it, scrunch it, and wad it up in the middle and put some glue on the bottom and just shape it up until it looks like a flower.

So sorry for the quality of these pictures... just could not get good ones no matter what I tried!

Also wanted to mention DEAL OF THE WEEK #4:
Stampin' Up's Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get it for just $18.99 (over 30% off the regular price of $29.95)—only July 20-26!

Item 112454
Description Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Regular Price $29.95
Special Price $18.99
July 20, 10 AM (MT) through July 27, 9:50 AM (MT)

If you want one of these (or two or three or four at this great price) just send an email or click the catalog to order.

Have a great day all!!
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Crazy Daisy Kit Club....

Recently I went Kit CRAZY... so I joined the CRAZY DAISY KIT CLUB! I was so happy when I got my kit! It was FULL of scrappy goodness! I'm SO GLAD I joined!
Here is the layout I made with some of the Cosmo Cricket papers and stickers.

I have a hard time getting a good photo of my layouts. The color in this one seems dull, but it isn't! I love the way it turned out! This is my son, he turned 18 the day I took this picture (July 16). He will be a senior this year and I can't believe he has grown up so fast!! Just yesterday he was in diapers it seems (yes, this would embarrass him to no end if he happens to read this!!)but in the blink of an eye he has turned in to quite a handsome young man!

JULY KIT... I think it is sold out, but the August preview promises more goodness to come soon!! So if you are thinking of joining a kit club I HIGHLY SUGGEST THE CRAZY DAISY KIT CLUB!!

Here is the sneak peeks of the August Kit from The Crazy Daisy Blog...

LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!! Can't wait to get the August kit to see what all it has in it!

On another note: the weather here is absolutely wonderful!! We got the rain I had been praying for, and now the temp. is great! More like Spring than Summer...although I'm missing getting in the pool! The water is just a bit too chilly for me!

Have a great day all!
Happy Scrappin'

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

Square Rhinestone Brads #109112 are $6.99 from July 13th - 11 am (Central Time) to July 20th - 10:50 am (CT).

If you would like to place an order click on the catalog or email and let me know. I'll get you taken care of :)

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, July 10, 2009


Yes WOW!!!
Look HERE .... I'm published, well, sort of! I'm on MARGIE'S BLOG!!! She put my project up on her blog! Made my day, let me tell you!! I needed that today too...funny how we get the perfect "pick me ups" when we need them??

Allergies are going strong, but at least I'm a "happy sneezer" now! Ha Ha!!

Have a good night all!
Happy Scrappin'

Girl's Loft Kit and Project....

Look what came yesterday!!!!!!

This is the July/Premier kit for The Girl's Loft. Click the link and go check them out...I love the papers and things that came with it...You can also go to Margie Romney-Aslett's blog for more information and to get in on the Summer Fun!!

Bazzill Basic Paper:
* Saguaro
* Watermelon Sensation
* Blossom
* Lizard
Patterned Paper
Dream Street Paper:
* Gladys Pauline
* Shelly Taylor
My Mind’s Eye:
* Bloom & Grow
* Flirty Lil Girl
October Afternoon:
* Rain Boots
* Gingerbread
* This Little Piggy
Pink Paislee:
* The Nutcracker
Webster’s Pages:
* Raspberry Truffle
* Clear Life Stamp - My Mind’s Eye
* Pirouette Journaling Card - My Mind’s Eye
* Fun Loving Trim - My Mind’s Eye
* Create Tag - Prima
* Map Flowers - Prima
* Olive Date Labels - Scenic Route
* School Room Alpha - October Afternoon
* Stripped Ribbon - May Arts
* Cup Cake Tins - Wilton’s
* Pink Crepe Paper
* Hand Dyed Pink Vintage Trim
* Pink Tickets
* Pink, Green and Clear Decorative Pins
* Dictionary Paper
* Vintage Book Paper

I sat down and made THIS.....

It is about a 10" wall hanging from an embroidery circle ( I think that is what you call it)... it has everything from the kit except the butterfly punches... the big one is from Stampin' Up! and made from Tim Holtz Grungeboard. The small one is from Martha Stewart. Used lots and lots of paint and Gel Medium. The flower is from the kit... it is a cupcake tin and I inked it with black Stazon and then rubbed some of that off, then painted it with pink and white paint. The leaves are from a sheet of printed paper that came in the kit.
I was up late and made a HUGE mess.... (see photo below for evidence that I do actually scrapbook once in a while) :)

This picture leads me to this QUESTION....WHY IS IT THAT WE START WITH A BIG WORK SPACE AND END UP WORKING OURSELVES IN TO A TEENY TINY SPOT TO WHEN WE'RE DONE??? Does ANYBODY out there have any idea why that it?? I REALLY need the answer! Ha! Ha!

Off to move my sprinkler... we have had NO RAIN in sooooo long that we have to water our plants daily to keep them alive! Please pray for rain for Arkansas... as well as other drought stricken states.

Have a great day!
....and Happy Scrappin'

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week....

Stampin' Up! new Deal of the Week.......

More info can be found on MY WEBSITE HERE

Item #113474
Description Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Special Price $49.95

Starts today July 6, and ends July 13

Have a great day!!
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, July 4, 2009

What has been going on?? This is what ....

Stephanie has her "shed-teau". I have my Scrap Shack! This will soon be my scrapbook room/building/retreat...we have to finish it out on the inside, but it will be well worth the wait! My hubby is going to wire it up and insulate it soon. Then we'll get someone in to do the dry wall. Then I'm going to paint and get the trim up....then the flooring. Going to be a while before it is finished, but I can't wait to get to move in there!

It is 12X24 foot with a 4 foot porch, which I sit on all the time! I love to go out there early in the mornings. This came as a great big old surprise because my hubs said he'd been thinking about getting another building built... I asked him why, because we already had one for our storage stuff. He said for a scrapbook room! I could have jumped off the floor and when we ordered it I thought I was still dreaming! AND... then it finally came! Nope, not a dream!

I've been MIA for a while, but been snapping pictures all the time. Here are a few of my favorites lately....
These are some of the cutest little flowers out back by my fish pond...

This is one of my hungry goldfish...

They eat so much to be such little critters!!

Happy 4th of July!!

This is my favorite of all the ones I took... it looks like a flower on its stem!

Have a safe and happy 4th!!***
Happy Scrappin'

Under Construction...

I found this blog today... You HAVE to go HERE to see all the yummilicious stuff she has over there! If you are looking to make changes on your blog, go see hers. And most importantly, you can change the look of your blog to fabulous FOR FREE!! That is right, it is ALL FREE!! Just don't forget to put her blinkie on your blog to show her some love!
I've got a few things to do today, but this evening I'm coming back to work on my header.

Have a great 4th!!
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm still here.. LONG post...

It has been a while since I've blogged...just haven't wanted to do much of anything lately. I don't want this to be a blog entry that bores or even depresses the readers that might pass through, but I'll tell you a few things. Maybe I can get some feedback from someone who might have the same troubles. I just don't have the desire to do anything, have no energy, gaining weight when it seems that I'm not eating more than I used to, no "want to" about ANYTHING... just float along doing what I HAVE to do. It is strange that I feel this way considering I'm off for the whole ENTIRE summer from my job, things couldn't be better at home. I just got a car AND a 12X24 little building for my scrapbook room. It is adorable! It has a front porch and cute little windows...we have to finish it out over the next few months to get it usable, but it is my little "SCRAP SHACK" none the less. See, I have so much to be thankful for, and I am... really I am. I just seem to be in a lifeless haze and it is all passing me by and I'm going to miss it all if I don't wake up!! I just don't feel like myself, don't really feel good at all! Now see, I have set here and typed about all my "ISSUES" and maybe shouldn't have. I know there are others out there that have problems WAY BIGGER than mine, so I feel guilty about the way I feel! I just can't help it. I haven't scrapped much, had BIG PLANS for my blogging and scrappin'! But it is July 3rd and this is my first entry in OVER a month!!

I do have some good things to share with you.... maybe this will get me going......
Stampin' Up! has just released their BRAND NEW and BEAUTIFUL catalog for the 2009-2010 year.

You can click on the little catalog up in the right corner to go check it out and shop on my website. Also, there is a new sale going on now. It is called Deal of the week! It will feature a new item each week, so don't miss it!

Dates: July 1-31, 2009

Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." There are no limits and no minimum purchase required.

Customer Weekly Deal Announcements:

* Deal #1: Wednesday, July 1, 2009; noon (MT)*
* Deal #2: Monday, July 6, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
* Deal #3: Monday, July 13, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
* Deal #4: Monday, July 20, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
* Deal #5: Monday, July 27, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
This weeks featured deal of the week is the SCALLOPED BORDER PUNCH.
You can get this at 30% off FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!!

Item #112091
Description Scallop Edge punch
Special Price $10.99

I hope you can get over and look at the new catalog and all the great things going on at Stampin' Up! I'm so excited about it all! Oh, and the new DECOR ELEMENTS catalog is available to download too! I love the catty cover almost as much as what is inside it!!

I was thinking of painting my walls of my little "scrap shack" pink and white, but after getting the DECOR ELEMENTS catalog, I may go with that pool color and white! I love those colors together! They just look so clean and crisp! If those colors had a smell they would smell like clothes just brought in from hanging out on the line all day in the sunshine! You know what I mean??

Well, I think that just about does it for all the new details in my life! I'm charged now and think I'm going to try to give my blog a face lift and update everything. I so want to keep up the blogging...maybe I should make it my "daily therapy".... who knows it might just get me out of the FUNK I've been stuck in!!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!!
and... Happy Scrappin'