New Design Team Opportunity!

I wanted to share a new Design Team Opportunity with a company I love –  I have purchased my Mono Multi from them for years (see the Best Blue Ever link on my side bar!). As well as lots of other products – Nestabilities, Cricut items, Tim Holtz products, etc.  They have the fastest shipping on the planet as well as really great prices.

Due to other commitments, I cannot promote their products – but they are really good people and you should take a look!  Here’s a little more info: is looking for some talented crafters for our first Design Team!

Design Team Requirements:

♦ Must have a USA address to ship products to.

♦ Must have a current / active blog to post projects to.

♦ Must be active on Scrapbooking / Crafting message boards / forums and include a link to us in the signature. Example: Member of the Design Team.

♦ Submit 2 Projects per month. 1 Greeting Card and 1 Scrapbook Page or Paper Craft project (Home Décor etc.) Projects will need to have well written instructions on how to make the project including links to the items that were used from

♦ Post submitted cards / projects to Splitcoaststampers and Paper Craft Planet galleries.

♦ Must own or have access to a Cricut Machine as most our projects will use at least one Cricut Cartridge. (Cricut Cartridge will be included with monthly shipment).

♦ Team Members will commit to a minimum term of six months.

Design Team Members will receive:
♦ Monthly shipment of scrapbooking products may include Cricut Cartridges,
adhesives or tools.

Interested applicants should e-mail the following information to
by May 5th. PLEASE have the Subject of E-mail be “DesignTeam”.
We will notify the Design Team Members shortly after May 5th.

♦ Name and contact information
♦ Links to your blog and online galleries
To be considered you must make a project with item(s) that we carry at and post it on your blog. Please clearly label the post as ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry.

So Good Luck and enjoy!

Gina K Illustrator Blog Hop

So I have a lovely card and story for you….but I can’t show the card.  I have misplaced the card reader for my camera….with my card in it!  I am just heartbroken about the hundreds of photos I have on that card that I hadn’t downloaded.  I have always heard stories of people having this happen or having their card erased.  I thought, nah – that’ll never happen to me!  YES IT DID!  So please please PLEASE – download your photos OFTEN!  Even if you don’t edit them or whatever right away!

For now I will just tell my story and show my book…..and you can just imagine the card.  I’ll get a new card tomorrow and take a photo and load it as soon as I can.  Unless (insert lots of prayers here!) I find the card and then I’ll do it right away!

My boys have always loved Sandra Boynton books.  They are so cute and funny.  I love them!  The Belly Button Book, But Not The Hippopotomas, and Barnyard Dance were some of our faves.  However, Andy adored Dinosaur’s Binkit.  We read it EVERY night.  So much that it literally fell apart.  Andy had a favorite blanket….and when he first started saying blanket to ask for it – he called it “Binkit”.  Well….it actually came out rhyming with the word “witch (which my mother had a field day with!! Thank you for that Mom!).   It was a funny 2 months until he learned to say it correctly!

Here is the book we loved:

And my card….well, just image a card made with Nina Brackett’s Nana’s Needlework stamp set…kind of primary colored with some Graphic 45 papers.  This is in honor of a baby quilt a friend made for Andy.  We still have it in their toy room.

To keep the inspiration going, check out these GinaK Designer’s joining in on the hop tonight:

Relay For Life

The boys and I have joined a team from their Elementary School to walk in Relay for Life.  This cause means a lot to me – as I am sure it does to many.  Cancer has touched the lives of most people – and this campaign raises awareness, money for research, as well as a chance to honor those that have had cancer –  both survivors and those who have passed away – with luminarias.  Please consider donating to our team!  The boys and I have a goal of just $100 – I know we can do this!

My Personal Page

Donation Link

THANK YOU so much and if you would like to purchase a luminaria, I can do that for you.  It is a white bag with a lit candle inside that I will print out a card bearing the name of the person you would like to honor.  I will handle those donations through paypal, so please email me ( if you are interested.  They are $5.

Life Is Good Blog Hop

Ok – this will be a short post as I am finishing up Christmas gifts for school.  However  – I just have to say this nearly killed me to not run ribbon or something across the middle of this card.  But since I do that EVERY time, I made myself resist.  But it was SO hard!!!


For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}
Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa’s tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK’s blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today’s featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!



Sorry this is late, we were out of town this past week visiting our 2 yo niece and nephew!  So much fun!

Anyway – there is a Black Friday sale at The Stamp Castle that runs through Monday!  So there is still time to take advantage!

on every order over $25!
(Free shipping applies to Priority shipping in the continental US only)

Stop by THE STAMP CASTLE to take advantage – you can find their Newest Products HERE!
Also – remember to use Ebates when you shop online!  It’s FREE and you earn money back on your online purchases!  It’s really simple to register and you get a FREE bonus when you make your first purchase!  Plus they list all kinds of coupon codes, etc so you can save even more money!  You can find all that out and sign up {HERE}!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving – and ate lots of turkey!


Kansas State Wildcats 3 – Nebraska Cornhuskers 17

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Kansas State 3 0 0 0 3
Nebraska 3 7 7 0 17 «

Big 12 Championship HERE WE COME!!!


Just busy these days.

We have something after school every day of the week.

Today a field trip with second grade – and of course it’s outside (I don’t *do* nature) and I got sun burnt. Yes, in November – I got sunburnt.

Last night I got chicken out of the freezer in the garage only to discover that it had not been shut all the way and half the freezer was melted. Yuck.

Then I found Adam in my bed…..and he’d peed in it! He NEVER does that!

This is my life these days! Hopefully some crafty things later on….I’ll be sure to put some digi freebies up for DSD this weekend!

Sale on Cricut Cartridges!

Just popping to to share a good sale on Cricut Cartridges – Scrapbookpal has good prices on them every day – but they dropped them another $5-$10 right now!  I just picked up the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and I can’t wait to play with it!

So check that out!

Cricut Cartridge Sale! Save up to $10 per cartridge!

Prices good through 9/27/09.

More TLAP…

I forgot to add the best parts of Talk Like A Pirate Day!  The name parts!

The Wikipedia page about Talk Like A Pirate Day (see, it’s on wikipedia – it’s totally real!)

Your TLAPD Translator (translate any saying into pirate speak!)

Pirate Name Generator: a quiz (mine on this site is

Dirty Jenny Kidd

You’re the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean — not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. Even though you’re not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!)

Another Pirate Name Generator ( Wench Linda the Dark )

The Original TLAPD Site

Another English to Pirate Translator

Another Pirate Name site (mine is Arthur The Ogre)

The Pirate Name Generator (mine here is Cap’n Madeline Jailbait)

MSN Messenger Pirate Name Generator {Sealegs Sal (Tisn’t the prettiest nickname, tis a nickname none the less)}

So find your Pirate names – Enjoy!