Thursday, July 31, 2008

A helpful tip and misc. stuff

First I have to tell you that I went and saw Mamma Mia! yesterday with a couple of my friends. I absolutely LOVED it!!!!! I loved the story, the music just everything!! The scenery was so beautiful. I can't say anything bad about it. I don't ever buy movies for myself but this one I want!! I will watch it over and over again!! It gets 2 thumbs up, 5 stars, a 10 well, you get the idea! : )

I've been packing up my scrap stuff the last couple of nights getting ready to go on a scrap retreat weekend. I'm soooo ready for a break. I'm going to The Scrappin Pad in Tahlequah, OK. So I will have lots of LO's to post next week.

Remember my waxed paper box well I've entered this century and bought a new one! Check out the updated design. The old box said "waxed" paper but this new does say just wax paper. So check back in 25 years and see if I'm still using this same box! hehe

Ok, now for my helpful tip. This has nothing to do with scrapbooking or cardmaking but everything to do with making your life easier as a mom. My daughter drinks ice water all day long and very little of anything else. Which is great, she sure didn't get that good habit from me! She has learned to take the lid off her cup and fill it up from the fridge door water and ice dispenser and put the lid back on. It's awesome!! No more, "MOOOOOMMMMM I need a drink!" Well, my son is an apple juice drinker - big time! He's five. I still do 1/2 water and 1/2 juice. But I REALLY don't want to clean up split juice, it's gets so sticky on the floor. Plus some of the juice container are big and heavy. So I was still getting the "Mooooommmm I need some juice!" I would make them say please and thank you but STILL I had to stop what I was doing and do it for him. Ok now for the solution and it is soooooooo awesome!!! I bought this at Wal-Mart for just under $6. I added a BIG thing of juice then filled the juice container with water and put that in the container also. Now Austin can go get his juice all by himself. Besides the fact I don't have to do it for him anymore it also makes him feel good. He almost looks proud when he's getting his own juice! You know sometimes it's the little things in life that just make me so happy!
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and I'll be back next week!

Friday, July 25, 2008

"Howdy" Card - I'm loving this one!

I just did this sketch challeng over on Cafemom.
I ended up flipping the sketch around. I didn't use a
flower - which if you knew me very well you would understand that I will use a flower WHENEVER possible because I love them on cards and LO's. Anyway, I used some of my new CMTH stamps and some SU paper. I embossed the background - which is my first time doing that and I loved it. Then I also inked over the embossing. Well, I then tried wiping a little bit off with my finger that I had wet down (yes with my tongue - yuck right?) and it got darker so I did it all over the back ground. I think it looks pretty cool. The "Howdy" is from an alphabet rub-on set that I have. This is a card that I really, really like how it turned out and I can't say that a lot.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ad from Scrapbook Etc.

I'm really excited about this one! I'm the type of person/scrapper that saves everything to possibly use to scrap or create with later. I keep ribbons and cool tags from just about everything. Sooooooo when I saw this ad in Scrapbook Etc. (Aug/Sept 2008) magazine I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

This ad is for a new line of paper Sassafras is coming out with called "happy place". There is a small piece of the paper in the ad with a scalloped edge. I thought oh how cute. So I tore it out.

Now check out the cool card I made with it. All I did was trim it down some width wise, added a ribbon down it, stamped "Be Happy" then added a little bling. The funny thing is I didn't know the line of the paper was called "happy place" when I chose the stamp "Be Happy" (CMTH stamp). Since I can't leave things well enough alone I also got out my Twinkling H2O paints and colored in the blue around the clouds, also colored some green areas and the brown area. I took a couple of close up pics so you can see the sparkle.

I don't even think this paper is out in the stores yet! I think I was so excited about this because it made me feel so creative you know, thinking outside the box. You may not think this is a big deal but please don't tell me. I don't want my bubble to burst! ; )

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More 3x3 Cards

More 3x3 cards for my swap.

The bird is a stamp from CTMH "Free Spirit" one of my new ones. I used pop dots under the bird image and the stamped "Free Spirit". I really like how it turned out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

3x3 Cards

Have you ever done 3x3 cards? They are just so cute and easy to make. Here are some I did for a swap on CafeMom.

I have spent HOURS on the computer the last couple of days changing up my page on here and also re-doing my MySpace page. Go check it out.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Surprise Pop Up Card

This is a card I did for a challenge in my CafeMom scrap group. It was quite the challenge for me because I messed up the assembly and had to fix that. Then my paper tore as I was glueing it. Oh there were ALOT of mess ups on this card. I THINK I covered most of them up by other paper. I'm actually going to give this to my neice who's birthday was last week. I know she will not appreciate the time and effort this took to make a card. It's not a favorite of mine because I screwed up so much but hey I can say I did it!

The sentiment says "Better late than never . . . . . . Happy Belated Birthday!"
Oops - there's ink on my finger! : }

Here is the instructions for this card by Dawn.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Waxed Paper

Do you use waxed paper in your kitchen? I do but oh so rare. First of all, I always called it wax paper, but I saw on the side of the carton it is waxed paper. I just ran out of my waxed paper and just had to show you the dispenser. I actually got this from my mom's house several years ago and it's obvious she's had it for well many, many, many years. The picture just cracked me up.

Where to start, her hair, the microwave, or the dress. There is an ad for Free Silkies(hose) on the back.

I looked all over the box to find a date when it was manufactured. All I found was on the Silkies ad on the back. 1987!!!!! I knew it was old.

I checked the internet and they do still sell Silkies and you can still get a free pair.
I hope to actually do some scrapping/stamping this weekend so I can post about that! Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New stuff

So you all know how much I need ribbon - right! hahaha Well, I tell ya it's an addiction! So I caved to my NEED and had to buy this ribbon because well it was on sale! I can't resist a sale!

I also HAD to buy CMTH stamps when they were on sale last month. Buy 1 get 1 free on their acrylic stamps. This is my first purchase from them. I really like the plastic container it comes in - very nice. I also was able to purchase the stamp of the month at 75% off. Now if I can just get some time to use these.

Yes, I know I have a problem!

Friday, July 11, 2008


Just a little note on the personal side. A friend of mine has been taking taekwondo for about a year. She got a pass for 10 free lessons and asked me to come. I'm in desperate need of exercise!!!! I said yes and I've been three times this week, Monday, Wednesday and today. After Wednesday, I decided that after my free lessons were up that I'd join. It's $99 a month or you can do six months for $500 if you pay up front, so this isn't cheap. Oh but this is cheaper than liposuction! My friend goes M,W,& F and she's very loyal to it so I know I will have someone there to keep me motivated. Plus the other women have been very nice. Ok, so that was Wednesday. I went this morning and OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I was going to die! The other days were hard and I was so hot and sweaty but today was VERY rough!! I had to take a couple of breaks, I was shaking and I almost cried. Except for one girl who is also a white belt (what you start out as)the rest have been there at least a year. I'm so out of shape and have extra weight, I just couldn't keep up. I did do the very best I could without having to go to the hospital! : } My friend was worried about me and I thought I might not join after today. I told her if this had been my first day I don't think I would have come back. But I'm going to keep it up. I KNOW I need this. Plus both kids will be in school full time this fall so no excuses about not enough time. I'll keep you'll updated on my progress.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Birthday Cards

Here are two birthday cards I made for a swap on CafeMom.

On this next one I used dry wall tape. Much cheaper than Magic Mesh and you can color it with ink. I didn't use any on ink on this one though I liked it plain.

I bought the dry wall tape at Home Depot. This is a 150 ft roll and it was under $3. This is gonna last me a long time!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Ribbon and Rainbow

I have still been working on transferring all my ribbon to my new Ribbon Ring system. I knew I had a lot of ribbon but this has really put a perspective on it. I started out buying 2 starter sets which had 30 ribbon holders in each. On each tab you can hold usually 2 different ribbons, I have squeezed 3 on some. I ran out of t he holders fast, so then I ordered another 90 holders. Guess what those are used up and now I just ordered another 90! I know it's crazy! I really do like this system and I can say this will be the LAST ribbon system I will use. All my ribbon will be in one area and I can take it with me if I want. I have been taking the rings and just laying them down and tossing them around in the process of sorting everything out. What I really like is that the ribbon stay in the holder. They don't slip out at all. Here's what I have done so far and really I don't have that much more to do. I still have to go back and sort colors out a little better but you can tell I've started on some of the rings.

Okay, so the title is ribbon and rainbow. Well the ribbon does kind of look like a rainbow but how about a picture of a real rainbow. Yesterday, early morning my kids were outside playing. Austin runs in and says "Mom, there's a rainbow!" So I follow him out and sure enough there was. I got my camera and took a couple of pictures.

Hope everyone has a fun 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Long time no write!

So I haven't been on since the 19th! I have been on other people's blog but haven't posted anything. Main reason being is I haven't created anything! Yikes! I am STILL working on sorting and organizing my ribbon. Then I went and bought more ribbon because I found an awesome sale at Hobby Lobby. Yeah, I know, I don't need any more ribbon. I honestly have a problem when it comes to buying scrap supplies! So what else . . . . yesterday was my birthday. My bday gift was my registration for the Creating Keepsakes convention here in Tulsa in August. I registered back in May. But then my hubby surprised me and we signed a contract for an in ground pool and spa! WOO HOO!! We had been talking about it but I thought we'd start it this winter or early next year. I told the pool people not to start until after school starts back. I want my kids to be able to play outside, especially on our water slide. We are still enjoying that! I've also been selling toys and videos on That's been pretty cool but alot of work taking pics of everything. I've also bought more stamps. I had to take advantage of the CTMH buy 2 get 1 free acrylic stamps special in June. Then I also took advantage of the Inque Boutique 20% off on June 28th at your LSS. The only SS in Oklahoma selling them happens to be the one I've worked at some and taught a class there. Hey, there's a picture I can post. This so far is my one and only class I've taught. I really enjoyed teaching it. It was alll about using flower, ribbon and bling. Three of my favorite things.
Hopefully, I'll be able to create again soon and post more recent work on here. Hey, if you stop by, leave me note and I'll visit your page too! Trying to meet some new friends here in the blogging world. : )