Thursday, April 30, 2009


Tomorrow is REVEAL DAY over on If It's Groovy.
Which means I can show you my May DT work here on my blog.
Groovy Deb's computer died on her today so it may be later in
the day before I am allowed to post my work. So stay tuned :)

** And, I'm also working on a layout right now using the
Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts line. LOVE it!! SO cute!
See you tomorrow! And those of you in tornado alley, stay safe!

Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm in love...

Okay, due to the new crazy FTC law, you won't see many product reviews on my blog. However, I'll make one exception and tell you, I am in love...

I'm in love with some new goodies I bought recently from Oriental Trading Company.
Now I know, OTC? Really? Come on.. Who buys from OTC, right?
But really, this stuff is awesome, I was WOW'd!
But honestly, I never planned on buying anything from OTC again.. My last experience sucked. But I had this $20 gift certificate from them that I needed to use soon so I thought, what the heck, LOL.
Well to my surprise, I found THESE.. the VERY thing I was needing for my patterned paper! And such a great price, too!
After buying the paper holders I had a little more money to spend so I wandered over to the scrapbook paper section and found this.. I couldn't pass it up. It looked so pretty!
Now normally I'm not a big fan of OTC's paper so I was skeptical.. until I received it.
OMG, it is thick, DOUBLE SIDED and absolutely DIVINE!!! It looked like paper from Prima or My Mind's Eye! I was shocked!!! And there was even a gorgeous shaped paper in the pack!!

And if that wasn't enough to make me giddy inside, I then opened up the best thing.. the most pretty gorgeous paper flowers I have ever seen.. Prettier than any Prima's I've ever had.. just divine.

Look at them.. aren't they just gorgeous!?!?! And they are DOUBLE SIDED!!!!! A different pattern on both sides! AND they come in a cute little plastic container similar to the ones Making Memories sells for $2.00 each!
So I'm glad I gave OTC another chance.
I highly recommend this stuff.. All three things ROCK!

Now for the fine print:
While ***I*** love these items, you might not.
So don't go suing me if you buy them and don't like them.
Hey, feel free to send them to me, I'll gladly take them! LOL ;)

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Sorry I haven't been around much. The weather is just WAY too nice to be scrappin' right now. I've been outside most of the weekend and am headed that way now.
We've been doing some grilling, mowing, weeding and LOTS of playin'!! LOL
I hope the weather is sunny where you are and you're having a great weekend!
I'll be back later in the week!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Check out this awesome blog candy!

One of my friends (Melissa B) is having an awesome blog candy giveaway.. Go check it out!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm SO excited!!! I won some Pink Paislee from Moxie Fab World. YUM!!!
I won the Captivating collection which I already had a few things from so look for it to be RAK'd on my blog or the If It's Groovy blog soon.. I'll share my wealth :)

And last night I finished my cards for the If It's Groovy DT. WHOO HOO!! I am loving both of them, too!
Here's a sneaky peeky. I'll post them in full along with my full 12x12 layout on May 1st :)
I was also asked yesterday to be a guest designer on the blog for a local crop group NOT JUST SCRAPPIN'.
I feel truly honored to have been asked. Thanks Melissa and the Not Just Scrappin' girls!
If you live in the Indy/Pendleton/Anderson/Muncie area, come join the NJS group, we'd love to meet you! :)

Have a great day, everyone!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Great deal!!

Today's Peachy Cheap deal is awesome for those of us with little boys! Check it out.. Hurry before it's gone!
Get Cosmo Cricket Jack's World Stickers, Rub Ons, Stamps and ribbon for $5.99 + $4.99 shipping. That's 79% off regular price. WOW!!
I love Peachy Cheap!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brianna!
Love Uncle Doug, Aunt Jenny & Caleb :)

Here's a layout I did the other night.
I was only allowed to use these materials and a sheet of cardstock I was given.
I'm not thrilled with the layout but, oh well. I've promised myself to just let it be, leave it alone, LOL.

And here is a sneak peek at my If It's Groovy DT layout for the May theme (it's a secret, tee hee). I totally went beyond my comfort zone for this layout but, I love it, I really do. Can't wait to show you..
May 1st ;)

I have two cards and a sketch yet to do but I'm glad to finally have the layout done. YAY!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Here are some pics I'm getting ready to scrap.
Pure melon bliss :)

New Challenge on If It's Groovy!!!

We celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday April 22, whoo hoo...39 years of observing a great celebration! What better thing can we do for our our safety and cleanliness than to take care of our beautiful planet?

Contest time!
Would you like to be crowned the Groovy Green Goddess? If not you, do you know someone who deserves this title?
You have TWO, count them TWO, chances to win and be crowned the GROOVY GREEN GODDESS:
1.send pic to of you behaving green with story about your greenish lifestyle
2.send a completely GREEN(color)monochromatic layout or card (thumbs up to using repurposed green items)
A panel of judges will decide who can wear this crown and she will be crowned soon so get the lead out and show us what you've got! The winner will receive green goodness by mail and the title for one year. The winner will also be asked to be recognized on IF IT'S GROOVY with her story, picture and project. Contest submissions will go through the month of May.

Good luck, I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!!

Oh yeah...

I forgot to tell people.. Another LO of mine (It's Spring Time) was pubbed this month in Scrapbook News & Review. See if you can click on this link. C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\SCRAPBOOKING\Contracts for PUBS\SNR April 2009.htm
If not, you can see my pub in the "Style Spotlight" of the April SNR issue :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Just an update...

Sorry girls, things have been super busy here. We went to Indy two days this week for three doctor appointments and while we were there decided to shop a bit and take Caleb to a park. I haven't had much time to blog.
But I have been working on my scraproom here and there!!
And I now have 5 of the Cropper Hopper vertical paper bins in my possession and 3 more (generic bins from OTC but the same thing) on the way.
Just an FYI, the CH bins do NOT fit in the IKEA Expedit. However, you can cut them down to fit pretty easily.. all it takes is cutting about a half inch off the top and all is well :)

I have a busy weekend ahead. We have some household organizing that HAS to be done this weekend and I have one DT layout, two cards and a sketch due soon. Yikes!!!
So I bet you know what I'll be doing this weekend! LOL

Have a good one!! Love you all!

ETA: Oh yeah!! Caleb booger is now 31 pounds and 35" inches tall. His height measurement is probably a little off b/c he wouldn't quit squirming but the weight is good. So I'm very proud to say that he is now THRIVING.. No more worries about him being underweight. YAY!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Some of you may remember this post so I thought I would let you know we took Caleb to Indianapolis to the Pediatric Opthamologist today and he said that Caleb's eyes are perfectly normal. No lazy eye, nothing wrong except a tad bit of far-sightedness which they said is common for his age. He said his eye muscles are just adjusting and strengthening when the one eye rolls (which it really has not been doing lately).
So Caleb doesn't need anything like a patch or anything and they don't need to see him again until he's five.
YAY!!! Good news!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

WOW! Just WOW!!

Okay.. Non Scrappy post here.. But please check it out.. Especially if you love music like I do.
Or, if you just like to see the underdog win ;)

Some of you know, I love to sing.
In High School, I had plans to get my college degree in Musical Theatre and I always wanted to be an Opera Singer. And this song "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables was one that I sang solo in high school show choir several times my Senior Year. It's still one of my favorite songs and Les Mis is by far one of the best Broadway shows I've seen (except for Phantom, which Doug took me to see in NYC Christmas Night 2004 *swooning sigh*).
For those of you that haven't seen Les Mis, this lady sings this song better than the original singer!!!
This made the hair on my arms stand up!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

My turn on the IIG Blog .. and more BLOG CANDY!!

Check it out!! :)

And check out this awesome blog candy opportunity from this rockin' site!

More yummy FROGGY blog candy :)

My DT teammate Lynnette is offering up some "froggy" blog candy. Check it out!!

And while you're visiting the If It's Groovy blog to qualify for the above blog candy, make sure you check out the monthly contest over there too! So many prizes, so much fun!! We are getting sponsers left and right.. GREAT stuff is going to be available for you to win soon :)

In other news, thanks to my friend Heidi, I've found some vertical paper storage. WHOO HOO!!!
Once I get my paper in bins, I'll post pics or a video. Probably this weekend.. IF my paper holders come this week :)

Speaking of Heidi.. that girl is going to be showcased on the PRIMA blog this week!!! SHE ROCKS!!!! Be sure to check out her work over there when you have time!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Pics

Here are a few pics from this morning and then one of Caleb with my niece at the place we had our Easter get-together at.
That one is blurry b/c I had my camera setting wrong so I changed it to black & white. Still blurry but, better, I think.
Caleb was tired so we left my step Aunt's early.. BEFORE the egg hunt.
Made me sad that I missed out on that picture taking opportunity but, we had to get Caleb home for a nap.
Oh well.. There's always next year, right? LOL

Friday, April 10, 2009

Do y'all like online crops??

... Well we are in the midst of forming one on IF IT'S GROOVY!!
And there will be a ton of great prizes!!
I know alot of you liked the Kaiser Craft "2008" album I RAK'd last Winter so I have purchased another one and will be giving it away to a crop winner.
Dates and times to follow soon :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hey! Guess whose Layout is over on the Sass Lass blog!!!
I finally got up off my death bed (I've been terribly sick the last few days for those of you that don't know) and checked my mail.
Well, I got an email from my buddy Heidi to go look at the Sass Lass blog.
My recent Bungle Jungle layout is on there! Way cool!!!
Well, that's not all they'll see of me 'cause I have a ton more Bungle Jungle and plan on using it ALOT :) It's my absolute favorite line right now!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blog Candy!!

A few of my friends are giving away some nice candy on their blogs. Check them out!!



Monday, April 6, 2009

A New Layout :)

This layout uses my new favorite line, Bungle Jungle by Sassafrass Lass. LOVE it!!! It's so fun and perfect for Caleb's Spring/Summer pics :)

Supplies Used:
Kraft Paper; Sass Lass Bungle Jungle patterned paper, stickers and border strip;
American Crafts Thickers alphas; buttons with threaded floss.
Zig pen and Fiskars Apron Lace border punch used.

Click on picture to see journaling.

TFL :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Here are a few (unedited) pics from today.

I'm headed off to watch a DVD with my hubby. Have a great night, everyone!