last one….

The last card from the card class this week….a quick one completely case’d by one Lauren (mytime).  You can see her card <here>.

Here’s my take on it….


Supplies: purely pomegranate, white and black cardstock; baroque motifs SU set; A Muse sentiment; stazon and purely pomegranate inks; hole punches; dimensionals; American Crafts ribbon; circle punch; and rhinestone. 

Ok – I also finished the first set of letters for my SIL’s babies.  I’ll try to get a good picture of those tomorrow.  Oh and more food from China too!

fantastic digi sale!

Dani Mogstad makes some fab stuff and her store is celebrating it’s 2nd birthday! She’s got a ‘party in a box’ gift that is free with a $5 purchase (or $5 by itself). And everything in her store is 20-50% off! This gift box is rockin cool – lots of freebies by some of her designer friends (and coupons to a lot of their stores!!) and a kit by Dani!

I picked up several alphas (you can never have enough and she’s got some great ones!) and a kit too!

Love this alpha – and the circles under the letters are separate so you can put them wherever you want!

and I got this kit…..since my Alex is a rock star…..(got the papers too…)

I am not on her team or affiliated with her in any way – just passing along a great sale! And seriously – that gift box is TOTALLY worth it!!

Libby Page

So I got this gorgeous kit the other day and I just knew I needed some pink girly pictures to use with it.  Thank goodness Kimberly had just shown me a cutie on of Lib.   So I got her to send it to me and I went to work.  I really like how this turned out – and yes Kimberly, I swore I wouldn’t use tape on a page…but I did it, lol!


papers – Paint The Moon Designs – Summer’s Fade Kit
frame – Paint The Moon Designs – Summer’s Fade Kit
overlay for pink paper – Corina Nielsen – Everyday Overlays ( soft light)
page tear – Vera Lim – Scrap Easy 4
ribbon – Paint The Moon Designs – All Wrapped Up (recolored)
torn notebook paper – Paint The  Moon Designs – Summer’s Fade Kit
stitches – Paint The Moon Designs – Summer’s Fade Kit
date stamps – Amber Clegg – Date Stamps
flower – Christina Renee – CRD Grab Bag
staples – Jenn Patrick – Backwards Staples
tape – Paint The Moon Designs – Summer’s Fade Kit
word art – Gina Marie Huff (Weeds & Wildflowers) – blog freebie

photo treatment – Paint The Moon Designs – Vintage Pop Lightroom Preset
drop shadows – Traci Murphy

Here’s the kit too: (you can click on the pic to go to the site)

She makes pretty stuff!  Oh and here are the coasters that shipped today:

Traci Murphy

Cheryl Hornton

Bonnie Bayes

I am down to my *last* box!!  I am not planning to order any more at this time. I have shipped out almost 15,000 of these in the last month.  I am pretty tired of dealing with coasters, lol!  I might be persuaded to do it again sometime down the road…..but for now, I am taking a break!  I hope all of you that got some are enjoying playing with them!  If you were on the fence about ordering any – the last box has been cracked open and then they are gone!

Have a fabulous Saturday!  The boys found Super Soakers with the backpack for extra water reserves on clearance at Target today so they each got one.  We’ll be have a water fight tomorrow for sure!

Wanna see those girl blocks?

Finally got those finished up yesterday and I got the pics for ya! The instructions and supples are listed <here>.


These are made with the same papers as before, just different sheets of it that were more ‘girly’. (Fancy Pants Sweet Pea papers – I got mine at A Cherry On Top and when I had to get more I got it from Two Peas In A Bucket).



Ok – there they are! I hope you have a great weekend!

Box from China!

Yep – we got a box from Kimberly! A box full of super yummy stuff from China! Wanna see it??

First up, some potato sticks! Look nice right? But what flavor do you think these are??? Tomato Ketchup! YUCK! I mean, I guess if you like ketchup that would be good, but I sure don’t, lol!


And just after the Mid Autumn Festival, we got some Mooncakes of our very own! I am not sure if I will try these….maybe Matthew can!


And then there were the crackers, etc. I know these will be super yummy, lol! Let’s see the upper right package is seaweed. Andy wants to share that with his cousin Nate – I think I’ll let him! The white bag below it is Shrimp Flakes? Hmm…I like shrimp, that should be good, right? The package in the lower left – corn flavored candy. Sounds super good! It’s well….corn flavored. Think individually wrapped gummy corn cobs. And they taste like….corn. Not my idea of good candy! Matthew’s verdict – awful, lol! The last package is the upper right – Prawn Crackers. He wants to take those to school to share with his class. I’m not sure if they’ll let him, but I’ll send them with a note and see!


These are the pea flavored crackers (the men voted they were: ehh – not sure what that means. I think they are DISGUSTING! I ran to the sink to spit it out. Totally bitter and well…pea flavored. Mostly you just are NOT expecting that in a cracker!). The bag on the right are Inca Chips. The flavor you ask? Well, it says Ethnican Flavor. I’m sure you know how that tastes, lol! We haven’t opened these yet, I’ll report back! After the pea cracker and the corn gummy…..I just can’t handle another bad one tonight!


And the last one for today……the bottom right is my favorite thing I tried today.  They are green apple gummies.  Like fruit snacks.  Apparently these are Katie’s favorite snack.  (see why we’re buds??)  They are what I ate whenever I had a nasty item – to cleanse my tastebuds, lol!  The other two things are gum.  The top one looks like a vitamin bottle to me.   On the back it says “FRUITSASSORT”, so I am assuming this means it is assorted fruit flavors…we’ll see!    The one with the superhero-esque dude on the package is like bubble tape.  Has a little plastic case and everything!


Ok, there’ll be more food pics later and updates on the stuff I try.  But I will leave you with another of the cards we made tonight….


Supplies: image and sentiment by GinaK Designs; pumpkin pie, glossy white, and chocolate chip cardstock; corner punch from EK Success; mini brads; dimensionals; linen stamp; brown stazon; pumpkin pie, more mustard and old olive ink; sponges; white crayon; grosgrain ribbon. (crayon resist) 

Ok – more tomorrow – I finished the girl baby blocks so I’ll get those up tomorrow and update more shipments of coasters too!


I’ve got two pages for you today and also more coasters that were shipped!

These were shipped today:

Karen Berry

Angie Rice

Cheryl Duncan

Alexis Ridgway

Linda Carman

Jeanyne Bartley

These are pending:

Daisy Land

Kaycee Duenes

Karen Thompson

Whew! Down to my last case of coasters! I am so glad I got double this time, lol!

And now for two pages….the first shows a smidge of the other project my husband and I tackled this summer. We painted the entire house! For the first time, we were able to choose our paint and everything. If you’ve ever lived in military housing, you know what I mean by this! I was so sick of cream walls! We went with the shade Grayish from Sherwin Williams. I really like it! And then for dining room, we used Retreat Green under the chair rail. So now we just have some touching up to do, the trim and then Andy’s room.


Journaling: After 7 years in military housing, I am so excited that I finally got to pick the colors for my house! We painted the entire house this summer. The all-over color is grayish – but in the dining room, I got to pick a color for under the chair rail. I chose Retreat Green and I am so thrilled with how it turned out. It completely matches my Monet. Now it is truly my dining room!

scallop template – Jen Caputo – folded mattes
brown and cream papers – Corina Nielsen – Illusive Kit
grid paper – Bren Boone – Grid Grunge
frame – Holly McCaig – 3d Paper Frames
silk ribbon – Paint The Moon Designs – All Wrapped Up
staple – Jenn Patrick – Backwards Staples
stitches – Kate Hadfield – Hand Sewn Stitches (recolored)
date tag – Holly McCaig – Metal Dates
alpha (newsprint) – Weeds & Wildflowers – Creating Beauty Alpha
alpha (grid) – Amanda Heimann – Taggiebet (recovered with Bren Boone’s grid paper)
alpha (label tape) – Christina Renee – Alpha Bits 3
font – Pea Jenny Script

Drop Shadows – Traci Murphy

And then a quickie done using a template that had most of the papers put in already – including the title…..


Template – Two Sisters  –  Two Sisters and Sausan Designs Collab
Papers – Sausan Designs – Summer Splash
font – Kimberly Geswein – KGD Julie
flower – Paint The Moon Designs – Pressed Flowers

white border action – Kimberly Geswein
drop shadows – Traci Murphy

Okie dokie – I’ve got class tonight, but I’ll share the rest of the cards from it after!

A card, an update and WINNERS!

Ok – so I bet y’all wanna know who the Goody winners are?? Well……I’ll get to that! First, how about a card?

This is another card we’ll be making at class this week.


Supplies: Beautiful Blooms by papertreyink; A Muse sentiment; white, basic black, ruby red and regal rose cardstock; paper piercer and template (there is row of piercing along the black layer); dimensionals; ruby red, so saffron, regal rose and black stazon inks; and rose grosgrain.

So you wanna know the winners?? First – how about a little coaster update? My supplies are dwindling – so if you have the info, but haven’t sent the paypal – you might want to get on that. They are *not* reserved until your payment has been sent, ok?

These coasters were shipped today:

Shanna Nakywaiko

Julie Stephenson

Jen Stewart

These will ship in the morning:

Jennifer Moneagle

Frances Snowden

Kathleen Giuliano

So… about those winners? Ok – here they are!

The winner of Blog Goody #1 is:

pegg Says:
Sandy Claws is my favorite– love that little guy!

I think I need that PTI set !! I have yet to order — can’t put it off any longer either… :)

The winner of Blog Goody #2 is:

Jana Weaver Says:
I just love Sandy Claws! Makes me think of Nightmare before Christmas!!

Beautiful cards!! LOVE the Beautiful Blooms set…such pretty colors!

Congratulations ladies! Please email me ( and give me your address so I can get those prizes out to you! And stay tuned – I’ve got two more sets of goodies to give away!

Alex page

Remember how I promised those pics of Alex looking a little blitzed at the hospital?  Well, here’s the page I used for it!  A great collab came out this week from Christina Renee and Amy Hutchinson called Cocktail Hour.  They both have freebie add-ons to the kit too!  Anyway, I thought that would be perfect for the ‘drunk’ pictures from the hospital.  So here’s what I came up with!


Journaling –  The medicine they gave you before your surgery made you act so funny!  It was like you were drunk or something!  Daddy and I were cracking up at all the funny stuff you were saying and doing.

From the Cocktail Hour collab between Amy Hutchinson and Christina Renee

papers, doodles, stitches, sequins, glitter glass rings, buttons w/doodles, alphas, and flourish

template – Two Sisters
white border action – Kimberly Geswein
font – Darcy Baldwin – DJB Messy Amanda
Photo Action – Andie Smith’s Road Trip Presets for Lightroom

Drop Shadows – Traci Murphy  

Ok, I have to cut cardstock for class tonight!  Have a great day!

CC133 and coasters…

First the boring stuff…..coaster info! I do still have some coasters left, but not tons! So if you’re thinking about getting any – they are going fast! The info can be found <here>.  And please be aware that your coasters are NOT reserved until they are paid for.  So if you have asked about them, but haven’t paid – they aren’t set aside until you’ve paid!

These coasters shipped today:

Vicki Foreyt

Lauri (Jailbirdstamper)

Debi Olsen

Joy Madison (will ship in the AM)

And now for the Color Challenge! This is CC133 and it’s a nice fall combo! You can find more information <here>. I actually got my cards made early this time! And I made TWO! Here they are….

One with another of GinaK’s new releases…..


supplies: sentiment and image from GinaK Designs; old olive, bashful blue, chocolate chip and confetti cardstock; brown stazon, old olive, more mustard, bashful blue, and close to cocoa inks; sponges; paper piercer; Lasting Impressions paper piercing template; dimensionals and bashful blue taffeta ribbon.

and one we’ll be doing at class later this week…


supplies: baroque motifs su set; sentiment from A Muse; more mustard, bashful blue, old olive and white cardstock; dimensionals; su mini brad; su circle and scallop punch; and marvy mega scallop punch.

Ok, that’s it for now – I’ve got a scrap page or two to share later….and I’m still working on those baby blocks. I’ve got a bunch of stuff I’m working at the same time that goes with them – that’s the hold up on those!

And don’t forget the Blog Goody!

cards and goodies!

First, I’ve got two cards to show you.  Then we’ll get to the goodies!

This is done with the Papertreyink stamp set Beautiful Blooms.  I put off ordering it last month when it debuted and finally caved and got it this month.  We’ll be making a version of this at class later this week.


Supplies: purely pomegranate, certainly celery, basic black and white cardstock; beautiful blooms, borders & corners circle, and papertray stamp sets from papertreyink; purely pomegranate, certainly celery, taken with teal, marigold morning and stazon inks; dimensionals; black marker; paper piercing template; SU circle punches and scallop punch. 

And a GinaK card with some more of her new fall/holiday line!  Since we’re in the midst of football season (and if your interested, my yahoo fantasty team is 1-1….but I’ll probably lose this week too.  Two of my best guys are out right now!) I thought this was appropriate!


Supplies: Ginak image and sentiment; chocolate chip, more mustard and confetti cardstock; sponge; ranger ink in tea dye; marigold morning and timber brown stazon inks; dimensionals, heidi swapp distressor; mustard grosgrain; su oval punch; basicgrey paper; and paper piercer and template.

And now for the goodies!  Since Gina is so awesome and sent a bunch of extras, I decided to split them up so there’d be more to go around!  And since I have so many $1 spot goodies to share….I figured I make them into little prize packs.  So today, I’ll be giving away two fall themed sets!


Goody #1 includes: pumpkin punch, rhinestone flowers, block, chipboard alpha, Hey pumpkin stamp and these Ginak images – cornucopia The harvest of friendship is blessed above all, In everything give thanks, and Happy Haunting to you!


Blog Goody #2 includes: corner punch, pumpkin stamp, block, rhinestone flowers, and these Ginak stamps – turkeypoultry in motion, So much to be thankful for!, and Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!

And it’s totally easy to win!  Here’s the rules!

1. Post a comment on this thread telling me which stamp of the new release from GinaK is your favorite!

find GinaK’s new images <here>

2. Contest will end at 8pm CST Tuesday, Sept 25th.

3.  I will use the random number generator to choose two winners!

And don’t be too sad if you don’t win these two prizes….I’ve got two more for later on and they are Christmas themed!