Thursday, December 31, 2009

So easily distracted....

We have a visitor for the day..This is Dutch. I noticed Molly and Carrots barking like crazy and there was Dutch with his little doggy brother Sarge. I noticed that they had collars so I went to round them up. Our yard seems to attract the lost doggies, usually when they get caught up barking with Molly and Carrots the parents have time to catch up. When no parents followed I went out and tried to wrangle them up. I was able to get Dutch, but Sarge looked at my hands like they were little Vienna Sausages. Sarge is a little Chihuahua mix....clearly a biter. I about had them both in the house and then Sarge darted off. I called their mom, she is at work and can't get off right now, so I offered to drive around and get Sarge but she said he will come back. So here I am getting tons of puppy lovins from Dutch. I am a HUGE dog lover and just LOVE PUPPY KISSES!!!!!

O.k. back to work on the album.....


Movin' and Groovin"...

I think this is my most favorite page!! It might be because I was able to get the whole stinkin' family on the page...well minus just a few.

So far I have managed to use my Cricut on every page. You can't see it here but I used Sweet Treats and George Basic Shapes. to do more "crappin'" ...I know, I know.....harsh...but that is what Sherrie calls it. Oh...but silly little's not so crappy. I'll have you know that I don't even have an album this awesome!!!! Maybe I should keep this for myself...hmmmm.



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A pic from way back...

I wanted to post another piece to the album. This picture was from an all girl trip in 2003 to Las Vegas. I used a lot of the Indie Cartridge on this layout. I can't show it all right now. I will post picks of every page once I know that Sherrie has seen the album, hopefully after Saturday night.

Here is today's sneeky peeky. I am not moving at my usual album pace....usually I can have one done in 3 days. At this rate, I am doing one page a day. But, in my own defense I have my hubby and 8yr old home with me at the same time. Okay it is....

I am on the right and Sherrie is on the left in the black. We were both blonde at the time...not so much anymore.

Big Hugs,


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Let's call this Tasty Tuesday!!!

I just wanted to update you all on the album....since I know my sister and neice are watching now I thought I would give just a peek. I just uploaded 173 pictures to Walgreens....they are having a great price until Jan 2. The total price was about $10.. I did it in two bundles...since SOMEONE knows nothing about scrapbooking OR a computer I had to upload the last 68 pictures from MySpace by myself....not easy!!! Okay, so here is just a little tease....
I started this page before my sister got up off of her booty and sent me pics. NOT ONE FREAKIN CHRISTMAS PICTURE!!!! I couldn't find one ANYWHERE!!! I started with Christmas, because I thought that would be one EVERYONE would have. Now butt head has a Christmas layout with no pictures!!!
Dear Kaily and Ricky...
Your meemers loveS you very much and this is why I am making the album for you. Because your mama does know her head from her butt and I wanted you to have proof that we are a loving, memorable freaking family!!! DARN IT!!! WT freaking Christmas pictures....REALLY?!!!!
Love and frustration,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Trying some temptation..

O.k., you all have seen me talk about my sister Sherrie who HATES scrapbooking!! She loves the end result, but the girl won't even walk into a Michaels store with me to save her life!! I have been saving stuff for over a year to make an album for her. Finally I will have a chance to send the album home with my neice on an airplane, instead of paying for shipping. So I have been BEGGING her to send me pics to put into this album. Because I just know if I send it home without pictures she will never put them in. The girl doesn't even own a roll of scotch tape!!! So, I finally got her looking at my blog and wanted her to be tempted......

Because this pic is not very might want to take a look at just the ribbon alone....

And the paper...ooooohhhh paper!!!!! It is VELVET ANIMAL PRINT!!!!

Okay, so this post may not mean anything to her. But if you all could leave a comment and tell her she has NO IDEA what she is missing out on not only to have the most talented sister (me, not Pam) in the whole wide world...but one who is making her a priceless heirloom for her family to enjoy forever!!!



My First Cricut Layout..

I couldn't remember sharing this layout on my blog, so I thought I would post it to share.
Although Opposites Attract was not my first Cricut Cartridge purchase, I did buy it just to do this layout. I know, I know....what an expensive layout. Nope...I have a rule. Just about anything I buy has to fit into my $1 rule. Example....If I want this cartridge and it costs $20...I need to think of 20 things that I will do with it. And I have. I used it alot on the last wedding album that I did. The hibiscus that you see is from way back in the day (B.C. Before Cricut) Haaa Haaa!!! I used a Quickutz die in my wonderful Big shot. I love that thing too!! Please do not think that the wonderful Cricut will replace everything does not. It is just another lovely companion to all of the other wonderful tools that we have and love. O.k., O.k. enough babbling.......
This is a pretty simple layout. I just love the colors. The paper is DCWV (Summer Stack)...still trying to use what I have. Here is just a close up of the title.Okay, I know I have mentioned that the new Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration starting on January, 5th 2010. If you are not huge stamper, you might want to take a look at the Big Shot that Stampin' Up! has. You can earn free stuff by ordering it through me during Sale-A-Bration. If you purchase the Big Shot through me, I will pay for your shipping. I can reimburse you if you want to shop online or let me know and I will take care of the ordering for you!

You can get to my SU! website by clicking here.

Big Hugs,


Saturday, December 26, 2009

On my way to the New Year!!!

It's AMAZING what a week off and with no homework will do for a girl!! Woo Hoo!!!
Tomorrow is the official end of my first week off and the beginning of my last week hoo. I have made a promise of catching up on my scrapbook and to post more often to my blog. Taaa I am doing both!!
I have to tell you, almost 2 years ago I was COMPLETLEY caught up on my scrapbook, from me and hubby in High School, our wedding, and both kids from birth. I was really caught up. That is when I started stamping (#$%^&**)!!! I do love stamping and the instant outcome and feeling of accomplishment that it brings, but I miss the emotional feelings and the connection that scrapping does for me.
Being able to scrap with my Cricut is even better. So here it Layout!!!

The paper is DCWV (Recycled Stack) and misc. cardstock. The title was cut using the Micky Font Cartridge and the Trees and leaves were cut with the new Dinosaur Tracks Cartridge. I inked up the edges of the cuts to age them a bit. I also popped up one of the trees using SU! Dementionals. Seen here...I love texture. I just had to take the title and use it in a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Seen here..

I know we (me, my sister Pam, and Ami) are not alone, when I tell you there comes a point when it seems to be more fun to collect all of the Cricut Cartridges than to use them. Then you just have to sit yourself down and make yourself use what you have. That is also on my "To Do" list for 2010..right after I place my new Occasions Mini order and Sale-a-Bration that starts January 5th, 2010.....SO GET READY!!!! let me know if you need to place an order or if you have any questions.

P.S...besides the hubby's B-Day card...this is the only thing I have done all week.....creative wise. The housework never ends!!



Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Snowing!!!!!!

I can't believe how much snow we are getting. I know this isn't anything compared to what some people are getting. But it sure is more than my family in I am bragging. I just had to snap a picture of one of our dogs, this is Carrots, or what Blakey says, Tarrots. Molly May is our little spaniel that we didn't think would make it to Christmas. Thank goodness she has. But that little girl is no dummy. Her butt is inside "becoming one" with a blanket on the couch. That's what we call it when they lay sooo still they think we can't see them.

I am off to clean the kitchen and get ready for Santa. I made hubby's favorite and now we just have the cookies for Santa and some wrapping to do.
Lots of Love!!!!

Happy Birthday Baby!!!

Well, not only is it Christmas Eve, today is my hubby's Birthday!!! Without telling you all the whole story, just know that this family LOVES Infomercials. Lately we have been addicted to "The Big Top Cupcake". So when I was at Walmart and saw it for only $19.99 with the bonus mold....I JUST HAD TO GET IT!!! Into my cart went the cupcake and out of line I went to stock up on cake mix and frosting. So I got home and told the boys, they about died!!! Finally, last night we made it........TA DAAAAAA!!!!!

I only used one box of cake mix and not even a whole container of frosting. IT IS SOOOO DELICIOUS!!!! You even get to cheat a little when you take it out of the mold and shave off a little from the top to make it flat, you get to eat the scraps. LOL!!! This is a easy thing to do with the kiddos.

Well, I have been off Since last Friday (5 days) and only a few things done. NOT what I had in mind...but I am changing that today!!! I will start something TODAY!!! I really hope to have my sister's (Sherrie, who hates Scrapbooking) album done. It's a kinda Ed Hardy themed album. I'll take pics when it's done.

OH!!! I have to share the Birthday cards that Goose (my oldest) and I made for my hubby using the Cricut. We whipped them up pretty fast. I am still IN LOVE with my Gypsy!!! I don't have to worry if I loaned out a cartride, I have it no matter what. And I get to share my carts at the same time.

O.K., I am off to create something card is the cupcake and the hat is Goose's.

Lots of Love,


Thursday, November 26, 2009

What an exciting time!!

I have lots to tell you guys..

I have been so crazy blessed lately. I am off for Thankgiving for a total of 5 days....wooo hooo. I have been playing with a toy.....drum roll.....

A brand new Gypsy. Okay, without the long boring details...I am NOTORIOUS for wanting something and having to have it right away or the opposite and thinking there is no way that I need to spend my money on whatever it might be.

That is what happened with the Gypsy. My friend Ami and I went to a demo that Michaels had a month or so ago and since it wouldn't help us share our carts, we decided against it. I work, and Ami is a lucky stay at home sexy biker wife- that's what I call her job title. LOL!! I used to do homework at lunch everyday, but then got booted out of my spot with WiFi and started taking up "napping" under a tree in my van. Well, that is getting old and I was almost late a couple of times. So as I was wishing for WIFi, and thinking about the wedding album I was working on at home...the Gypsy popped into my head. I won't sell you on it, but you can find all kinds of info on the web out there. I just wanted to tell you what happened to me.

I got it yesterday afternoon. I LOVE IT!!!! A couple of newbie complaints...1. It doesn't come with a manual...2. Everything you want to know, you have to get off of the website or youtube. 3. I wish it had "hovering" information. Like which button was shadow versus black out. Those are my only concerns, and with only 24 hrs. under my belt I am sure it is that I haven't figured it out yet.

Here is my first "Thingy" that I made while watching ICarly on Nickalodeon, sitting on my couch with my boys.....instead of hiding out in my scrap room. Hint: If you are a ICarly fan, try to figure out your Gypsy when the show is not on! I might have caught on a lot sooner, had I stopped watching the T.V.

This is from the Destinations Cartridge which is exclusive to the HSN Gypsy bundle. I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE!!! The Gypsy also comes loaded automatically with exclusive Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wonderings.

So I am deciding that I am totally for this now!! I uploaded my carts and now Ami can take them home with her and bring them back whenever I need them. It also allows me to swap carts with my sister in Arkansas. Provocraft states that you can only link each cartridge to one Gypsy. But you then can use that cart and that Gypsy on any Cricut machine. Since my sister and Ami are both at home most of the time, I get to be the lucky lady with a Gypsy and they can borrow my carts whenever they want. Provocraft also suggests that you don't get rid of your carts, once they are uploaded. Just incase you may ever need them. So letting my peeps borrow them, is no problem at all.

I didn't want this to be a infomercial for the Gypsy, but I figured since I had spent the last 24 hours searching for "stuff" on the Internet, someone else might like my info on it.

I will be posting more about this lovely machine...and hopefully attempting my first video soon.

Big Hugs,

P.S. I hope you all had a wonderful Thangsgiving. Once again I was spoiled by my hubby with him cleaning and doing dishes. I just made a simple turkey feast and played with the Gypsy all day...I AM A LUCKY LUCKY GIRL!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Back from Cali...

Hi Guys!

I am back from California. I drove with my parents out there and then flew home. I was so relieved when Friday came around of last week and couldn't wait to just hop into the car and drive. It was a pretty crazy week before I left. I had a wedding album to finish, a baby mum and a lot of homework to catch up on. I got back on Wed. night to face a full days work and my last day of Spanish class on Thursday evening. Wheeew!! Then Saturday morning a few friends and I decided to throw a little Craft Sale together. We had more "Yard Sale" type customers who seemed more interested in buying our table and chairs than the stuff actually on the tables. I wanted to share a couple more tiles that I threw together. I am sure you know which one is my favorite!!
*** Edited to add that these are just plain ceramin tiles purchased from a Home Improvement store*** Fairly inexpensive.

The first one is a tile that can be used as a reminder decoration. This tile will make a great thank you gift for a teacher. Super Simple to make!

The second one is used with my most favorite color combo and my favorite addition of BLING!!! This one will actually have a home on my desk at work and the cork squares are where a pic of each of my boys will be. The pictures do not so these tiles any justice. They are much more cute in real life!!

I posted a while back that something exciting was in the works. It really is. I'll give you 3 words that might give you all a hint....tattoos, blog candy, and digital....can you guess???

Until next time,

Big Hugs


****Edited to add this FABULOUS COMMENT!!!!***

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Spooky Invitation with some cute help...

My friend Deborah has a halloween party every year, and every year she hands out some computer generated invites. They work just fine, I wanted to just jazz something up that wouldn't cost anything to make. Soooo here is what I came up with.

These did come out much better than the picture did. I used orange cardstock with a simple text box boarder in Microsoft Word. Then on the orange I stamped the Haunted House from SU! House of Haunts. I topped it off with the party information printed on vellum and stapled some halloween ribbon to the top to hold it all together. So easy!!! Since I made over 70 of them, I recruited some help...

This picture came out horrible, we were both cracking up so bad!!! You can even catch a little peak of his "baby" in the corner of the pic. With my hubby, we finished over 70 invitations in about 2 hours. NOT BAD!!!

I also just helped my friend Nancy with her baby's princess invitations using the same idea. They make for a simple but cute invitation. And easy to put in the mail too!!!

I just love that I got my man to help me stamp, and I think he had fun too!!!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Crop Party!!!

I am soo lucky to have such a wonderful scrap spot. I owe it all to my hubby for letting me take over "his" garage where his "baby" (motorcycle) sleeps. So last weekend we scrapped on Friday and on Saturday. Annnnnd my hubby cooked for us!!!!! YUM-A-LICIOUS!!!!

In hopes of totally sounding like a infomercial- LOVE THEM-uuuuhh emmm.....
When you come to crop at Carrie's house, you get great atmosphere, comfort and creativity all wrapped up in one!!! Here is where you can crop the night away...and we really did...both nights until 1 a.m. Ami pooped out a little early, but the little trooper was back for both nights!!! David SWORE that he was going to wake up with girls in the guest room....ahhhhh like back when we were kids. I was BFF's with his sister growing up...really like when we were kids. LOL!!! Ohhhh back to the spacious cropping area...
At Carrie's Crop House there are tons of tools and little helpers that love to be put to work...
Lots of room for you and all of your friends...P.Jams are highly encouraged!!! This is me, Ami, Olivia, and Julia.
When you come to Carrie's Crop House and just can't seem to shake those little booger's off...we have made room for them too!!! Yes, at Carrie's Crop House.....BOYS SCRAP TOO!!!

Okay, so I hope you laughed a little too!! This is where the gang hangs out when classes are not in session. We would love to have you over!

To busy to post??

Unfortunatley, yes.

I hate that I am such a procrastonator!!! Even right at this very moment. I am updating my blog instead of getting a mile long crafty-to-do-list done. Ha!! Oh well, I figure it will all get done someday.

I am sooo overdue on posting a HUGE thank you to my new BFF Ami. Looooove her!!! I love that I finally found someone here in Texas that I can Scrap with, Stamp with, laugh with, cuss up a storm with, share tears with, make things for, get things from....and I'll stop there just to keep you interested. My Love list of Ami could go on and on!!! I am so glad that SU! brought Ami to me. If you have hung out with us, you know!! If you have not scrapped with us yet, you are missing out and are welcome to join us anytime!!! Here is what my Ami made for me using her Cricut Cartridge "Boxes, Bags and Tags".

She was such a little sneaky sneak!! She pulled a bunch of pictures off of my blog and myspace and made the cutest topnote type album. I have had a rough few weeks of school, work and just in a real slump. So she whipped me up a batch of inspiration...and it worked!!! I am much better. Ami and I scrapped all last weekend with random visitors. It was sooo much fun.

Thanks to my Ami for helping me back!!!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This weekend is "Tax Free Weekend" here in Texas. Not only am I a school supply works out very well for us scrappers/stampers. Stampin' Up! is giving all of us Texans a deal for this weekend only....Yipppeeee Yahoooo!!!! Here it is straight from the horses mouth...haha!! Can you tell this Cali girl still gets cracked up with the slang of Texas?!

The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday from August 21 - 23. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.

Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95
Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25
Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25
Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95
Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95
Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95
Paper snips, 103579, $9.95
Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95
Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95
Blender pens, 102845, $9.95
2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50
SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95
SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50
Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95
Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95
Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95
Dotto, 103305, $12.95
Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50
Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95
Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95

This is a very big deal!!! Hurry and get your list ready. You can place your order online through my website. Click here.

Don't forget, you must live in Texas to get this offer. Sorry to all my peeps and fam from out of state.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I got an A!!!!!
I just wanted to pop in realy quick. Today is Blakey's birthday, we aren't partying until Saturday. I am just going to lay with him on the couch tonight and make out with my baby who isn't 3 anymore.....sniff...sniff.
The class I just finished was Critical Thinking and my paper was on Assisted Suicide. I have no problem telling people what I think or my opinion on any matter. It's when I have to back it up with proof...I am sooo lazy. But I did it!!! I am letting my brain rest and my bank account cool off from the stress shopping last weekend on Ebay. Hopefully I will be on more here in the next few days.
I hope everyone is doing well....Thanks for all of the support.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

What the heck is wrong with me???

O.k. peeps..... I am going through my usual procrastination of writing my final paper. I was even not feeling well in the middle of the week and had extra time to get into it and get it done. Did I do that??? Heck NO!!!

I have been working on it yesterday and today and hopefully will get into full gear tomorrow morning. I went to bed early last night with the same intentions...but this morning I cheerfully jumped at the chance to offer up and take my parents dog to the vet. I even choose a "near miss" mental breakdown while choosing to take my almost 4 yr old to the vet with me and the dog during a "4 hour only, first come, first serve, standing room only shot clinic". If that weren't nearly enough I decided to stop at Hobby Lobby and leave the dog in the car and drag my lovely little boy (who just finshed his fruit and yogurt parfait after sharing it with Missy) into the store with me. I didn't have to wash his face because the part that Missy did leave on his face would soon be taken care of by the sudden down pour of rain. So we hussled on in. After 5 or ten minutes of only spending $2.78 we fought our way back to the car. By the way.....if you ever have to take a lil one into Hobby Lobby some GENIUS planted the party favor isle right next to the scrapbooking dept. that had tons of stuff for like 3/1.00 or .50 ea. The kids think that they have gone to HEAVEN when you tell them if they are really good, they can pick 3 things. AWESOME GOODNESS!!!!

Back to the good my sister Sherrie would say..."Thats not the funny part"...

So we got soaked and went home. All day long I have been mostly staring at my paper....(DARN IT AMI JUST HAAAD TO TAKE A NAP!!!! ) I kept thinking....10 more the top of the hour.....after I eat.....after I pee. I even offered to watch one of "his" movies tonight and thought I would start fresh tomorrow morning with a clear head. Well, his movie sucked. I was just sitting here in my room and looked up....
(Horns playing) Dunnnnn...Daaaa.....Daaaa.....Daaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

This is the funny part. Way back in 2003 or early 2004 my other sister Pam and I both bought these little Sew Crafty machines. We just HAD to have them!!! I have not ever used this thing until tonight!!!! I am telling you if someone would have asked me to sit and watch their paint would have been the day and I would have loved to do it!!! I was sooo excited to do anything but my paper at this point. I climbed my booty on up to the tippy top shelves and dusted this little guy off for the first time ever.

It took some practice, but look at what I was able to do...

I know this post has gone on a little long....I have cracked my self up something silly. I was catching up on some blogs and Julie had a title..."What do you do, when you don't know what to do?" That is what started this post......and avoiding my paper still. I bet I could win some kind of "Use it up" or "Ways to use it" challenge...but we might save that for tomorrow. What???? My paper isn't technically due until Monday......I have time still.....LOL!!!!

Thanks for listening,


Sunday, July 26, 2009

What kind of Demo am I?...And Deal of the Week

I blog hop a lot! I come accross a few blogs that belong to other SU! Demo's and all they show or create with are SU! products.
1. Good for them if they can afford only SU! products.
2. Good for them for having the will power to always "wait" for their stuff to arrive.
3. Good for them for never ever wondering what else is out there.
I think one of the greatest things is to hear of an awesome sale, deal or technique. It doesn't ever matter to me where any of these could come from. If I tell people of every kind of deal, then when they are ready to shop from me, they know they aren't being tricked by some silly sales trick that it must really be a good deal.
Although I think SU! has shown us some awesome deals for the Deals of the Week, there have only been a couple that say WOW! to me. Here is the one of them .... If you don't know me I am a total punch-a-holic and any punch that can pull double or triple duty is AWESOME!!

Deal of the Week: Heart to Heart Punch
You're going to LOVE our Heart to Heart punch, especially July 27-31 when it's just $10.99—that's more than 30% off the regular price of $15.95!

This punch works just fine on its own, but also goes with the Love You Much Stamp Set.

They both can be used for Valentines Day that much is obvious. I have also used them to make shaker boxes, kids love pages, frienship cards, engagement, anniversay cards and maternity pages. Your imagination is the only limit with wonderful duo!!
Order online on my website here.
If you have any questions, just email me at
Have a terrific Tuesday!!!
Carrie Hajnal

I am chirping....

It's official!! I have been bit by a bug....uhhhh cricut!!! After my crack-head like behavior on Ebay this weekend and possible groundation from it, I decided to actually start creating with my new cricut and let my paypal account cool off for a while.

My friend Ami got me started...I just have to blame someone and she's it!! LOL!!! I had to continue the chain and my sister Pam was it!!! I am soooo Jealous!!! I got mine at Michaels, she soooo did one up on me and got the HSN special with the Expression and tons of crap to go with it!!! Sooooo JEALOUS!!!! So I was flipping through the booklet that came with my Sesame Street Friends cartridge and saw the cutest notebook with Elmo on it. What a great way to start a project!!!

It's not finished, but I was so excited that I had to show it off. The zig zag boarder punch is my Martha Stewart punch and then some misc. ribbon that goes perfectly, I left some extra ribbon up top to use as a bookmark. I have some actual Sesame Street paper, but just used basic cardstock for my first time practice.

I am excited!!!! Can't wait for my 9 other cartridges to get here!!!! If I get into trouble, I may have to edit this post and add a "Donate Here" button, LOL!!. Thankfully David doesn't read my blog....I hope.

Have a great weekend!!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Great News about Bermuda Bay and other Reminders

There seems to be so much going on that I just wanted to send out a reminder so that you won't miss out on anything.

Note from SU!: We are happy to announce that we have successfully resolved the quality issue with our Bermuda Bay Classic ink. Backorders have begun to ship, and we will be ready to begin processing order corrections by early next week. The ink pad and refill will again be available for order on Wednesday, July 29. You can order online 24/7 through my website here. The color is sooo cool. I tried to use something very similar and it does not come close!!!

REMINDER: I am giving a free catalog or $10 credit for any orders over $100. This offer is only available by contacting me BEFORE you place your order.

Just a hint....I was able to get a look at the Holiday Mini Catalog that will be available starting September 1, 2009. It's CRAZY full of stuff!!!!

Another Reminder.... This week is Deal of the Week #4
Deal of the Week: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Our Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get them for just $18.99 (over 30% off the regular price of $29.95)—only July 20-26!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

The last reminder, but not least....

Have Fun Doing What You Love
From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash! This is also helpful if you have a huge wish list, start getting a discount on all of your purchases! You don't have to throw any parties or worry about bring in any extra orders....unless you want to.

Hope your weekend is getting off to a great start!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

You really missed out!!!

I had a little crop party on Friday. My friends Ami, Charli and Chelsie came over and it was so much fun and will definatley become a regular thing now. I have had many SU! workshops, but never just a "play on your own" crop.

Ami finally talked me into keeping the Cricut that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I know...I know...GASP!!! I already have a Xyron Wishblade and didn't think I needed anything else. Then I started wanting to make a Disney album and it's kinda difficult to find files for my Wishblade without paying for them and even then your not guaranteed how nicely they will cut. So I bought it. I AM IN LOOOOOVE!!! Not just because it is sooo easy to use, but now I can share. We can share cartridges too! With my Wishblade I had to be the only person able to use it. Not only because when I bought it I spent $400 on it , but also because it's not very user friendly until you become one with it. By the end of the night Goosie (My 8 yr. old) was using it behind Chelsie's back.

Sooooo if you live in North Texas and want to come play, just let me know. There is plenty of room. LOL!!! That is when the motorcylce get's moved. My husband promised before hand to help by moving it on Friday and setting up my spare tables. He left and I had to move it....You should have seen it! Ami (who's husband has a motorcycle too) and David said What!!! YOU moved it?! Yeah....Duuuuh!! Don't evah try to get in my way of scrappin!!! LOL!! It was soooo funny.

Off now...really to start being productive.


Plain with a purpose...

My Blakey is turning 4 Woooo Hooo! This post would be 3 miles long if I explained the trouble we have gone through to decide what to do for his birthday party. This will be his first "real" birthday at an actual place, besides here or at Nana's house. We wanted someplace that would be good for a bunch of 4 yr. olds, without having to pay a high cost to reserve for kids that may or may not come.

We decided on McDonald's. WHAT KID DOES NOT LIKE MCDONALDS!! For a few seconds I thought I was the most brillant parent in the world. They give you everything...cake, balloons, invitations, goodie bags, and happy meals for everyone. I didn't want to book someplace like Chuck E. Cheese's becuase I know a lot of us parents are a little burned out of that place and trying to pry your children out of that place is horrible. Another option was a water park, let's face it...none of us parent's really want to dress for the water park and then HAVE to stay for hours and then again pry the children out of there either.

I know, I said I wouldn't go into it. So here is the party invitation, because I know the one that McDonald's will provide won't be good enough for me. I thought this would be fun to send out and let the kiddos color it in.

What do you think? The image is digi from Dustin Pike. If you have never seen his blog or digi images....YOU HAVE TO GO CHECK IT OUT!!! Every Wednesday he has Freebies and also has a ton for sale. I was lucky enough to get it on the Super Sale and get a ton of them.

Digital Images (Digi's, Digi Images) are really handy. You can resize them and add sentiments directly from your computer and even color them with your own software. It's not something I know how to do, just something I have heard about. I like to use real stamps, but for mass production or certain occasions these sure do come in handy.

Off for more productivity..


Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week #2 !!

July 6, 10 AM (MT) through July 13, 9:50 AM (MT)

Item #113474 Page #194
Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag

$69.95 Regular Price

You can place order online 24/7 through my Stampin' Up! website.

Stampin' Hugs!!

It's Monday!!!


** The Scallop Edge Punch is only good until 9:50 a.m. MT, which is 10:50 a.m. Central.**

** The new Deal of the Week will be announced at 11:00 a.m. Central **

Hurry on over to my website and place your order. If your order is over $50.00 email me your order at . I have my email up and can respond immediatley. I will announce the new Deal of the Week as soon as I find out.

Happy Monday!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

I did a challenge!! I did a challenge!!

I have been soooo stinking productive this weekend...WOOO HOOO!!!! I have had a few stamps from Unity for a while and I do love the nice quotes, but they are a little difficult to put on a least for me. I follow the blog of 365 Cards. They give a card sketch every single day of the year. I gave my try at Day 127 - Super Sketchy Sunday

It's probably no big shocker that the colors are pink and green. Note to self: Maybe the challenge should be NOT to use those colors.

The patterned paper is just some open stock paper from Hobby Lobby matted on White and a simple line of some spiffy ribbon. I added a flower and a light pink heart jewel in the middle and VOILA!!! Very easy and took out a couple of birds at the same time!!!! HHAHAHAHA!!!

I am really done for this weekend now, hopefully this week can be just as productive!

Happy Stamping!!


More Circle Circus.....

Well, I always figure if you have the stuff out then you might as well make as many cards as you I did!!!

I just can't decide which one I like best. These designs on flowers would sure make for great bachlorette invites, weedding or wedding shower. I think they are just funky enough! I am telling you this stamp set is really a MUST HAVE!!! Order yours TODAY!!!

Off to go make more....stamp ya later!!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wings of Friendship..

This card started off as a friendship card, but then I thought of wedding. So many choices....I just left off the sentiment until I need it. If you know me, you know that I really have to be able to have things that can be used in a number of different ways. Just like this card. I used Whisper White, Bashfull Blue cardstock along with some scrap of Imaginsce...I think. I also used my Scallop Circle Nesty and Scallop Rectangle Spellbinder dies.

**Wings of Friendship is a Level 2 Hostess set. Not available for purchase. This set can be yours with an online order of $300 or more. Even easier host a workshop and this could be yours without having to pay for it!**

Call me to book your workshop. It is a ton of fun!!!


Here comes a circus!!!

I know I keep saying it....I love this set...too!!! This is Circle Circus available in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! catalog. All of the circles are perfect companions with the circle punches that SU! has. This card using Basic Grey and Walk in the Park can be used for so many occasions. The possibilites are really endless here. You can do what I did and use them in the centers of flowers. You can mix them all up as a background paper...tons of different uses. This set, along with the Lots of Bots should be on the top of your list....until I find more to put on there. LOL!!!

Edited to add pic of stamp set:
If I had any patience at all, I would stretch these posts out....naaaaah!!!

Big Hugs,

Lots of Bots!

One of the many new Stampin' Up! sets this year is Lots of Bots. This set has come in so handy already. It's perfect for all of the birthdays that my boys like to wait until the last minute to tell me about. It also works out really well for the men at the office. I think it is the quickest stamp set I own. This card literally took me about 5 minutes to make with some simple matting. The image is not terribly tiny, and so easy to color in with pencils, chalk or markers. I hesitated getting this set, and now I am so glad that I did. Go to my website and get yours TODAY!!!

The patterned paper is DCWV from the "All About Boys" stack. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The plain cardstock is old olive, basic black, real red and the base of the card is texured only orange.

I am off to make a ton of these just to have on hand.

Happy Stamping!!


These colors are soo IN!!!

I am finally able to play with my new stuff and post it for you all to see. I played with my new In Color Cardstock of Melon Mambo and Bermuda bay and then YoYo Yellow of the Bold Brights. Those are all of the colors that you see here. I also used the Scallop Boarder Punch that is this weeks Deal of the Week!!!

Edited to add this new pic and info.
Stamps: NEW Level 3 Hostess Set!!! Kind and Caring thoughts. This is a HUGE set!! It includes 12 stamps. Book your workshop and get the chance to earn this set that can't be bought.

More Details:

Inspiration for this card came from SCS.

Stamps: "Single Daisy Print" from Impression Obsession (Inked in Melon Mambo and YoYo Yellow), "Wish Big: SU! is from Short and Sweet (Bermuda Bay).

Misc: Scrap ribbon

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Ready to join the fun?

Have Fun Doing What You Love From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash!
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Hugs, Carrie