Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So have you grabbed your FREEBIE at Paper Popsicles yet? If not what are you waiting for?!! TODAY is the LAST day to get the FREEBIE! Just look what I did with mine. I copied the freebie into my Print Shop program and then added a rounded rectangle outline around the image and then added lines and and made my own vacation journaling card! I colored the image with Copic markers and inked the edges. You could also print on pattern paper, colored cardstock or use one of the mists available and mist the background of the card as well. For my LO I used my favorite My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Beep Beep pp, perfectly matching Co'rdinations cs, die cuts and brads. I also used the good old Thickers- LOVE the new smaller ones!

Today on the Paper Popsicles blog there are several of the DT projects featured and yup one of my cards is up there today! : ) Click here to go check it and all the others out!

Well I suppose I should get going we need to do groceries and the boys have some duplicate toys they got for their birthday they want to exchange. But I hate to disturb them right now-they are playing school! Nicholas is the teacher and Joseph is the teacher-it is HILARIOUS listening to them right now! So sad they are growing up SO FAST!

Well TFL!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Who doesn't LOVE the that word?!

This week the word vacation takes on many forms. First off is the boys are on Spring "vacation" from school-so that means a WHOLE week of them home and trying to keep them busy! They just had their birthday party with their friends on Saturday and got new toys so I hope that will keep them busy, and I am hoping we get nice weather again so we can play outside!

Next is it is vacation week at Paper Popsicles! This week is going to filled with ALL kinds of great and inspiring vacation projects! Make sure you check out the FREEBIE today! Just click here and you will be able to get the cutest freebie till Wednesday ONLY!! And while you're there be sure to check out the great design team projects as well as enter a vacation themed project of your own to be entered into the monthly drawing!

Next up is my project for the House of Serendipity contest last week. I am happy to say that my team managed to be 1 point less than the other team and we won!!! Yes so I moved on to week 6 the final week! This week we had to choose a door and behind each door was a number from 2-6 and that number represents the number of LO's you have to do this week. I am SOOO happy to say I only have to do 2 LO's this week! : ) I was SO afraid I was going to have to do 6! So here is my 2 page Lo for last week.

I used Bazzill cs, Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice pp and journaling cards, Martha Stewart border punch, My Mind's Eye ink, Thickers and Jill Bean Soup letter stickers.

Well that's it for today, and DON'T forget to head on over to Paper Popsicles and get your FREEBIE today!



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Well I am not Irish, but my hubby is a little and that makes my kids a little, so I guess I can be a little for today too! To celebrate today we continued our tradition of Shamrock shakes for lunch and fries, and I made corned beef, boiled potatoes, carrots, rye bread, green river soda, and sauerkraut for dh. Such a YUMMY dinner~! I even splurged and bought dh some Guinness for his Irish meal! It was the perfect meal to make today as it was 60 degrees and the boys wanted to play outside so dinner simmered and we played outside! I am SO loving this GORGEOUS spring weather!! I only wish it was staying! Someone said there's a NASTY rumor of the S word coming back this weekend! : (
Here's our yummy shakes and the boys enjoying them!

Have you done the "Animal House" challenge at SNR yet??? If not you have till midnight tomorrow to get it done! Melissa has an AWESOME RAK for the winner! Here is my card I used the house template and a combination of Sassafrass Jungle Bungle and Me Likey papers. For the windows and door I used Sassafrass chipboard letters, and then I used the frame that is left on the sheet after you remove the letters and cut the thin strips to use a piece for the top of the chimney, window ledges, as well as a piece for the door handle. The triangle above the door is a photo corner from the Sassafrass sticker sheet, the roof is made by cutting the decorative edge off one of the sheets of paper and cutting between each circle and then layering them on the roof, the plant is cut from a piece of paper, and the edge of the roof is one of the decorative edges from a sheet of paper as well. This was really fun to make ! I haven't decided what theme this card is going to be, but I am thinking it may be a birthday or moving card. I hope you create one and play along with us!
Well I am going to take advantage of the fresh air pooping the boys out early tonight, and hubby being gone for the night and go and have some fun creating!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Where to start???

I have SO much to share today I am unsure where to begin!!!

So I guess I will start with my babies! The boys turned 5 this past Sunday! I can't believe how fast time is going! It seems like not that long ago we were sharing our good news with everyone! Hard to believe that they went from this:

to this!
I am SO thankful EVERYDAY for their health and happiness!

So next on my list is the news I have to share! First up I have 2 cards that were picked up by SNR for their next issue! So make sure to check that out!

Next is I made the new Paper Popsicles design team working with the Cheeky Radish digital images and the Paper Popsicles shaped card templates! It is SO exciting to be working with Melissa, Lynda and Tricia again! So make sure you come on over and grab this week's ADORABLE bunny image FREEBIE and participate in this week's theme Easter! And one more fun and exciting thing to do- grab the house shaped template and make an animal house and join in on the challenge for a fun RAK on the SNR card universe site! I can't wait to see what you create!

And lastly for today is some eye candy! I made this LO for the week 4 challenge at the House of Serendipity contest. I made it again last week! YEAH!! But I must admit this week is a scary week as it is a team event and we have to guess the correct # to make it on to the next week or we will ALL be eliminated!!!

I used some of my favorite My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Beep Beep for this LO and added some Tim Holtz tickets, Thickers and MM mini letters.

Oh! I almost forgot have you been to the MOSD blog lately? I did my post last week so make sure to head on over and check it out!

Well I better start to get ready I have to go into work early today!

TFL! And go play along with the fun Paper Popsicle challenges!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's March...

...6th already!!!! YIKES!! Time sure does fly sometimes!

1 week from today my house will be filled with lots of family celebrating the boys' 5th birthday! 5 years old already wherever does time go???! So the boys have decided that they want to have a space themed party this year, and well the crafty side of me instantly kicked in and I began dreaming up the decorations, games, invites, food, you name it I was thinking it! LOL!! But reality and financial costs set in and I have wisely (in dh's eyes) scaled back my out of this world plans! So I broke out my good old CuttleBug and made the invites-1/2 store bought 1/2 created by me. I even broke out some silver embossing powder that I have had since possibly the late 80's!! You ask did it even work and I say yes it did!! I read a funny thing on the container-to heat embossing powder hold paper over a light bulb till powder melts!! Can you even begin to imagine how LONG that must take to do?! I do plan to retire that container and get some fresh and probably better quality powder soon, but in a pinch and me not wanting to add any more cost to the invites it worked good enough. So here is the front of the invites I forgot to take a pic of the back , but I will do that one soon.
My next project I am working on for the party is a Happy Birthday banner made with rocket ships I cut with my Cricut! I can't wait to finish this little project up!

So next up are my last two LO's for the House of Serendipity. The first was you had to choose one of the color families listed and create a LO using that color family as the dominant color of the LO. I chose the blue/green family and had fun using my Sassafrass Jungle Bungle. I just love this picture, and it was too funny I had this LO out on the table and Joseph saw it and said "Mommy that's me laying on the sidewalk in the park so I could get a better look at the sun and clouds!" That was a year ago I took that pic!!

And here is my entry for this week, we had to choose a sketch and keep our LO very similar to the sketch.The BEST story behind this is last night I went to a crop with 2 of my girlfriends and the store had LOTS of new product from CHA winter!! And I couldn't wait to use my new finds! I was SO distracted with all the yummy goodies I almost lost concentration and focus to finish this LO! LOL! I guess I need to get out more!

OK so have you been over to Paper Popsicles lately??? Well if not why??! There is SO much going on there right now! First we'll start with everyone's favorite BLOG CANDY!!! YES you heard right! You can get this YUMMY RAK

by simply doing this:

How do you get entered to win these?? Leave a comment and become a follower, add a link to this post and the CANDY photo on your blog!! Hey why not do a challenge or two with us, I mean you’re here anyway! What’s in there? Papers by Pink Paislee, KI Memories. Luxe Designs, s.e.i. , Fancy pants; 5 sheets of alpha stickers; overlay; chipboard album by Maya Road; paper frills by Doodlebug; Sassafras Lass buttons; Jillibean Soup journaling sprouts, Rub-on, stickers….. whew
Randon winner will be announced on April 3rd!

So make sure to head on over TODAY!

Also have you been loving the Cheeky Radish digi images? Do you love the ease of the Paper Popsicles shaped card templates? Well if you said yes this may interested you!

We need some designers…..
Paper Popsicles is looking for creative, fun, and enthusiastic paper crafters to work with our digital stamp images and our shaped card templates. Your digital creations will be used on the What’s the Scoop? a division of Paper Popsicles blog, as well as in the Paper Popsicles store and gallery, plus SNR Card Universe.

Design Team Requirements
Create 2 cards weekly incorporating our digital products
Being very active on our blog and at our group at SNR Card Universe by leaving comments, participating in blog events, participating in swaps…
Visiting our followers blogs at least weekly, commenting and encouraging them to “play” with us
Posting events, projects and information weekly on your blog supporting our themes and other events
To apply, please send the following items to
Full contact information (name, address, phone number, and email)
Link to your blog and online galleries (Please include any user IDs necessary)
Attach 4 stamped (does not need to be a digital stamp) and/or shaped card projects that you like the most out of your work
A short paragraph on your paper crafting experience, including any current or prior design teams However, you do not need any previous experience to apply
A short bio about yourself – just introduce yourself to us and tell us a little about your life
Submission deadline is Friday March 12th at midnight.Term starts on Monday March 15, 2010 and goes until July 15, 2010.Designers will receive free digital stamp images and shaped card templates with the possibility of other items when available.

Melissa, Lynda and Tricia rock and are great to work with so make sure to give this call a try and have some FUN with the images and shapes as well as get exposure for yourself!

Well since I had a late night and I am still battling an upper respiratory infection on top of planning our big bash I should sign off, do the dishes and get to bed!

Have a GREAT one!



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