Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Gift Bag

I was inspired by my friend, Veronica, to make this adorable little gift bag:

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bargain Shopping and Yard Sales

Today, I went to a few yard sales, but after 30 miles, five sales, and only one purchase - I headed for my favorite bargain shopping spots. At the yard sales, I only purchased a Strawberry Shortcake First Adventures DVD. At the Goodwill, I found a three piece suit ($9)and a trendy Lane Bryant shirt ($3). Wah - hoo! At Big Lots, I purchased an awesome necklace for $5. I hit the sale racks at the Bon Ton, but came up empty handed. I did check out the really cute cropped jackets there, but forgot my 20% off coupon, so didn't buy anything. I am tired of dressing like an old, fat, school marm. I'm hoping to buy some trendier clothes this fall season. However, I don't want to break the bank getting there. I've lost between 15 and 18 pounds in the last few weeks and I wanted to reward myself with a couple new pieces of clothing. I found a website called Avenue here: I really like the styles there and so far I've been impressed with the online coupons they've mailed me. Has anyone out there ever ordered from Avenue?
I also went to the grocery store today. The weather is just way too perfect to stay inside. I stocked up on fruits, veggies, yogurt, and so on. Now I think I'm going to sweep the front porch and play in my flower beds.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Scrappin' Wish List

My Scrappin' and Cardmakin' Wishlist:
1. Xyron 500 Refill
2. SU Oval Punch
3. Any peg stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry
4. Chalk Inks
5. Turtle Stamps and coordinating sentiments
6. K&Company new papers and kits
7. Prima Sprites in any color but peach
8. Diamond and Stardust stickles
9. SU set with the silouhetted deer
10. Sympathy sentiment stamps
11. Any SU Scrappin Kits
12. Chipboard alphabets
13. Bags, Tags, and Boxes Cricut Cartridge
14. Textile Cuttlebug Folder
15. OMS
16. Both SU square punches
17. Red and White Gigham ribbon
18. Polka Dotted Organza Ribbon
19. Pink and Chocolate Mimi Bag
20. Envelopes

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Page with some pics from Grandma Thelma's 80th birthday.
Adorable page of Courtney wearing big glasses.
Page of my cousin Jesse's Big Buck
Michele worked on a baby album.
Carolyn awards Joyce with HappyScrapper Champion Cup
Bethany and Shannon Making Cards
Carolyn checks out Jessica's "Hot Men In Nashville" Pics
Adorable Gift Card Holders

Saturday's HappyScrapper Meeting was a lot of fun. It felt like the first official day of the Fall season as I scrapped all day in my jammies and sipped yummy apple cider that Bethany brought along. I didn't get a lot finished that day, but I had a great day relaxing and laughing and I really needed that kind of day. Our theme was "Pajama party" and Bethany taught us how to make very simple and adorable gift card holders. I'm going to make a ton of them for Christmas this year because I plan to give several gift cards. The best thing about these gift card holders is that they are quick, easy, and the perfect way to use up scrapbooking scraps! Carolyn passed on the Happy Scrappers Champion Cup to Ms. Joyce in honor of her delicious Corn and Doritoes salad recipe. I'm looking forward to our next meeting.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Such A Deer

I made this card for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog. This week's challenge was to make a Fall Card. I've been making a lot of cards with pumpkins, leaves, and the typical fall stuff, so I decided to go a little different route. The men around here are all excited about the upcoming deer season, so I decided to make a deer themed card in fall colors. As I pondered who to send this card to I thought of the many "deer" friends I have in my life and how grateful I am for them.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'd love to read your comments. Happy Fall, Y'all!

Give Thanks

As I worked on this card today for Kazan's Sketch #8 over at, I thought about how blessed I am and how thankful I am to The Lord for all that he has given me. I thank God for my family (especially my loving hubby), my friends, and today's pouring rain. I'm thankful that I work in such a pleasant and professional environment. I'm thankful that I live in America and have the right to vote. I'm thankful for sweet tea, pretty ribbons, and cozy, fuzzy blankets..... and a million other things, too. THANK YOU for visiting my blog today!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fall Birthday Card

Keeping it clean and simple, I mass produced six cards like this one today. My card stash was running low on birthday themed cards. I used a small pumpkin stamp from an oldie but goodie Stampin' Up set called Tag Time. I also used a sentiment stamp from the SU Birthday Whimsy set. I'd been hoarding the ribbon for ages and was happy to use it up. I hope you like the card and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Happy Labor Day and God Bless You and Your Families ~

An Altered Box

Our camping plans were ruined this weekend because Brian had to work and I'm really sick (with the flu, maybe?). So, I've been staying inside and papercrafting this weekend. I hope all of you are getting to enjoy the weather outside instead.

First, I altered a box to hold my grocery coupons. I've shown the before and after shots.

I've also made some clean and simple cards and organized all of my vintage Strawberry Shortcake greeting cards into a scrapbook. I hope to post some more goodies later today.

Thanks for visiting my blog! If you'd like me to link to your papercrafting blog, just leave me a comment. :)