Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

books 2010, a mini album...

...slightly overwhelmed right now - lots happening in my little world (way too much stress and drama for  my taste)...but I wanted to pop in quickly to share a fun little project I worked on last month.

This mini album will be a little place to record the books I will read throughout the year.  Isn't it funny how writing a book report when you're in 4th grade is such a pain in the rear (just ask Josh, he'll tell you!!!), but I'm actually looking forward to writing little book reports now!

Also, a huge thank you for all of the book suggestions you guys shared with me - I've made my list and I'm excited to get busy reading (and treadmilling, lol) again!  Last night I started reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.









You can see the project with all of the supplies linked here.


Patterned Papers




Chipboard letters

Library Card printables (free download)

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{eta:  I've received several e-mails recently asking if I have any more surprise boxes available (see sidebar ---->).   

The answer is YES!  I do have more surprise boxes available...and ready to ship right now!

I am not sure if I  e-mailed everyone back - I think I did, but my head has been elsewhere lately,

so if I happened to miss responding to your e-mail, I hope you see this little note. thank you!  :o)}


Monday, February 08, 2010

i have winners, but no power…

So, I woke up to a dead computer. No power whatsoever. Nice. I have this little laptop, but it doesn't work with my camera card and the usb ports aren't working. Nice again. Anyway, I CAN cut and paste and run a random number generator...so I DO have some giveaway winners:

Carla said...

I'm excited about this issue...almost stopped at a store to look at it but maybe there's a chance I'll win one ;)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 7:51:00 PM

Tatum said...

I love your blog!! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it. The magazine looks great!! Tatum Fulbright

Friday, February 05, 2010 10:14:00 PM


Carla and Tatum, please e-mail me with your mailing addresses so I can get your books sent off!  Thanks everyone for the fun comments - if you didn't win, please remember the discount code is good through the rest of the week if you'd like to order your own copy!

Hopefully I can get my computer fixed soon so i can share some fun projects for Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

tips & tricks, organizing, and a giveaway...

Have you heard about the newest special issue from Creating Keepsakes Magazine? 

It's called scrapbooking tips & tricks and it's available to purchase now!  


This is a new special series that will be published 4 times a year and each issue will have a special focus. The first issue is dedicated to ORGANIZATION - yay!  It's full of organizational ideas for your supplies, your scrap space, your albums, your layouts, and more!  I'm kind of a junkie when it comes to organization ideas, so this is definitely a fun issue for me!  Even if you consider yourself completely organized, you'll probably find something worthwhile in the pages of this issue...like defining your organizational style or fun ideas for hosting a crop, or fun time saving tricks...or all of the above.  Definitely all of the above (and more)!   And don't worry - there are lots and lots of fun, creative scrapbooking ideas too!

I even have a few layouts included...and while I can't show you exactly what I contributed...I can give you a hint.  Check out THIS blog post.  If you like it, you'll probably be interested in my pages in this special issue. ;) 

Sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day gift to give yourself, right?!?  Check it out HERE.  And if you decided to purchase it (which you most definitely should, lol) you can use the code TIPSB to get 20% off at checkout.  Hurry though, the code will only work through February 15th. 

   If you'd prefer to get 100% off, leave a comment here on this post - I'll draw a random winner to receive a FREE copy on Saturday morning - so be sure to leave a comment and check back this weekend! :o)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

i *heart* you...

Hello February!!!  I can't believe it's here already - I am going to get out my Valentine's Day decorations today...there are only 13 days left to enjoy them!  And speaking of February and Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share a fun little layout I made using the new Valentine's Day line by American Crafts.  It's called I *heart* you - and it's so unique!  I always think of red and pink when I think of Valentine's Day.  Sometimes purple...but I've never considered yellow.  And yet...it works so well!  I love the pops of yellow in this new line!


That fun stripey paper has glitter on every yellow stripe.


And those cute heart flowers are glittery too. (click here to see the color on the back of the paper - all AC paper is double-sided, I LOVE that!)


I'm loving the glitter chipboard pieces - click here to see all the shapes and colors included in the package.  There are also non-glttered chipboard pieces here and patterned chipboard here.


And the rub-ons are super cute (click here to see the other rub-on images in this set).  If you're looking to add a new twist to your Valentine Paper collection, this is definitely the one for you!!

In other news...

  • Zach is going on day 5 of a yucky cold...mostly icky nose stuff, but the sweet little guy just won't let it get him down.
  • Meagan and I (and the little boys) went shopping yesterday and we finally found the elusive denim skirt she's been wanting for so long.  Seriously folks, do you know how hard it is to find a denim skirt around here?  One that isn't too too short, but isn't "mommy frumpy" long?  We found the perfect one at GAP yesterday and she is now one happy girl-i-o.  We also found a cute shirt, a cute new bag, and some other fun odds and ends any 12 year old girl would love :). 
  • Brad is attending the funeral of a co-workers wife today.  Sad.
  • Seth received his report card and we found out he's already reading at the level he's supposed to be reading at when kindergarten ends.  He's such a smartie-pants.  Now we just need to work harder on that penmanship...lefties seem to struggle a bit more with that.
  • I finished a good book last night while walking on the treadmill.  Now I need to get another good one so it motivates me to exercise (I found the trick to getting me on the treadmill for extended periods of time is to read...and only allow myself to read while I'm walking.  I love getting carried away in a good book...so this works great for me!)  Anybody have any good book recommendations?  I'm kind of a Young Adult fiction girl - I hate the language and other 'crap', found in so much adult fiction.
  • I'm not a huge TV girl...but I'm excited for this tonight:


  • It's Super Bowl week...but did you know it's also SCRAPPER BOWL week??


Check it out here!

  • Have a happy Tuesday - Now I'm off to get out those Valentine's Day decorations!  :o)