Friday, August 27, 2010

Bo Bunny Challenge!

Hi everyone!  Bo Bunny has a new challenge today!  It is a fun one and know that most of you have those back to school layouts that NEED to be done.  What could be better than getting one done AND having a chance to win a prize, too?!?! 

I'm also so excited about this challenge because I did my first 'official' Bo Bunny layout for the DT!!   Yes, I'm still floating around on cloud 9!  LOL!

Here is my layout.  The challenge is to use some sort of school supply.  I used a ruler for my supply.

Here is a close-up of the ruler.  I cut mine down a bit by using my wonderful Tim Holtz scissors.  I've about decided that there is NOTHING those scissors won't cut!

Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog and see the other layouts, too!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, August 20, 2010

And the Winner is...

Hi everyone!!  I had meant to get a winner up earlier.  It has been a busy week.  My daughter has been on vacation this week.  She has been visiting us!  Those of you with grown children know how rare it is to get them home and all to yourself for a few days.  It has been such fun hanging out and spending time with her.  What is even better?  My son has been home, too!  I'll have him home all next week and then it's back to school.  I'm treasuring every minute!

I have to thank everyone who took time to drop by and comment!!  I so enjoyed reading all of your posts!!  Thanks so much!!

A little clarification, too.  A few of you thought that the ribbon RAK is the picture shown.  That is actually the ribbon club assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My RAK does include some of those ribbons, but it is not the same.  Sorry for not being more clear!

And the winner of the RAK is...

The 12th person to follow me was:
Yvonne said...

I just love this ribbon. It's beautiful. I am a follower of your blog.
Thanks for the chance to join in.

Yvonne, please use the link on the sidebar to send me an e-mail with your address!  I'll get your ribbon right out to you!

Hope that everyone has a great weekend!
Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Little Sketch Blook- Guest Designer

Hi everyone! This is my last time this year guesting for Liz Qualman at My Little Sketch Blook. It has been a lot of fun working with Liz's wonderful sketches. Her sketches are always perfect! I love that you can use them exactly as they are, or have room for your own interpretation. Thanks Liz for having me!

Here is my layout with Liz's Sketch...
Here is Liz's sketch if you want to try it.  Be sure to let Liz know you gave it a whirl and link it to her blog!  She loves seeing what everyone does with them!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The BEST surprise... Bo Bunny DT!!!

If Friday the 13th goes like mine yesterday, I'll take one every Friday!!! I had recently tried out for the BoBunny Design team. After waiting and crossing my fingers and toes up until the night before the announcement, I had decided that I wasn't going to make the team. Imagine my surprise when I hopped over to the BoBunny Blog to see who made the new team and to congratulate them and saw MY name on the list!!!

Our returning team members:
Juliana Michaels
Patti Milazzo
Carole Janson
Shanna Vineyard

Our new USA team members:
Becky Williams
Robbie Herring
Debbie Sherman
Sarah Eclavea
Frances Sylvia

Our new members from around the world:
Mireille Divjak - Netherlands
Jolanda - Netherlands
Irene Tan - Malaysia
Tomoko Takahashi - Japan
Luzma Bruna - Chile
Malin Wiggur - Sweden
Agnieska Piskorz - Poland
Christiane Miller - Germany
Kathleen Glossop - Australia
Michele Beck - France
Celi Mara - Brazil
Carin McDonough - UK
Samantha Wright - South Africa
Janis Medina - Philippines
Tara Orr - Canada
Gabrielle Pollacco - Canada

I am so excited to have been asked to be a part of the BoBunny DT! It is such an honor to have my name listed amongst these fabulous designers and I am also so happy to see so many of my friends on the team. I can't wait to get started!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Blog Hop with CANDY!

Yeah! It's blog hop time again! If you are a regular, you know that it means that there is a PRIZE in the offering! All you have to do is go to Really Reasonable Ribbon and go on the hop to win! Don't stop there, though!! There is MORE!

AND... We are celebrating our 300th blog follower, so you have a chance to win some fabulous blog candy!! Be sure to check that out while on the hop, too.

Wanna know what's extra cool? It may be Friday the 13th, but there is no bad luck here! I am giving away Blog Candy, too! Just follow me and let me know that you are now a follower or if you are already a follower, just leave a comment. I will send a Ribbon RAK to one random winner!!

AND... I happen to have it on VERY good authority that there are prizes to be had all along this hop!!! You won't want to miss a single stop!

The Ribbon Club assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon is so CUTE this month! I couldn't resist the sweet white grograin with the little pink flowers. I made this layout using it.

Here is the complete assortment...

If you made it here from Cassie's Blog, you are already on your way! Your next stop is Kym Weber

If you started here, hop back to Really Reasonable Ribbon and start the hop there.

Here is the order if you need it!
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Jacque Beddingfield

Iwona Palamountain

Cassie Box

Robbie Herring

Kym Weber

Mindy Baxter

Gini Cagle

Amber Goble

Susan Dupre

Kerri Michaud

Trudy Sjolander

Cheryl Walker

Erika Taylor

Thanks for dropping by!! Have fun and good luck on the Blog Candy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Introducing Daisy!

Hi everyone! I know that my blog is usually about scrapbooking but today, I have to share my new baby with you!

As my close friends know, I lost my beloved yorkie Stormy a few months ago. It was a devastating blow to lose her. I was not expecting it and she was only 7. I'll always miss her and she can't be replace, but after taking some time to mourn, I started the search for a new little friend. I have looked and looked for a puppy. I scoured the internet, got referrals, drove to other towns to look at puppies and then... I found Daisy!

Now... isn't this the cutest little face EVER? How could I not fall in love with this sweet girl?

I flew to Lubbock to see this sweet puppy. My college roommate Lisa had told me about a breeder in Lubbock that had beautiful and healthy dogs. She was SO right!! Thanks so much for referring me to Yorkielicious, Lisa!!

Let me tell you about Yorkielicious, too. I drove out to Terri's (Yorkielicious' owner) home and met all of her gorgeous yorkies. If I ever decide to add another yorkie to our family, it will come from Terri. I won't ever bother to go through the search again. When I got to Terri's home, I was greeted by Martini and her baby, Daisy! Of course, it was love at first sight! That wasn't all though. Terri showed me ALL of her dogs. They are the most social and happy bunch ever! There are no off-limits barriers at Terri's. She is proud of her dogs and happy to show them to you. She has a lot to be proud of! They are healthy and happy and it shows! AND... the follow up... Terri lent me a playpen for Daisy for the night I had to stay in town. Daisy came ready for her new home with EVERYTHING she needed to make the transition. She made sure that Daisy had toys she was familiar with. A blankie that was her mother's was included too! Buying a dog from Terri was exactly the experience that I had hoped for. Daisy's transition has been flawless because Terri already had her ready for her new home.

Ok... I could go on and on, but I HAD to share because if you are looking for a yorkie you need to give Yorkielicious a look!!! Oh... and she's expecting a new litter in September!! I've met Stormie, the mom to be, and she's precious!!! I've met Stewie, the daddy, too. He's also the daddy of Daisy! They are going to be some beautiful puppies!

So, as you can see, my days are filled with FUN right now! Daisy is a busy little thing and we are loving it! I took this picture to share this morning... I chopped of her head because she was moving so fast, but I love it anyway! So, thanks Terri for my terrific puppy!

Seeing this cutie running across the yard is a wonderful way to spend a morning!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit

Hi everyone! It's that time again! A brand new kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This kit is so cute and so versatile! You are going to LOVE it!!! Lots of embellishments and wonderful summer flowers are in this one. Plus... Girls Paperie die-cut pieces and a wonderful Pink Paislee 12x12 die-cut! You NEED to get over the My Creative Scrapbook and join the club!

Here are my pages with the Main Kit this month...

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday Must Have

No... you don't have your days wrong,it's not Monday anymore. For some reason my blog didn't post as scheduled! Probably user error! lol

This Monday is all about the right adhesive. As most of you know, without the right product for paper or embellishments, your projects can fall apart over time. I have had many pages from my early scrapbooking days fall apart in the book.

About 2 years ago, I read in a magazine about the ATG Adhesive Dispenser.

I thought that it was a little pricey but the reviews were wonderful! My other concern about it was the size. That thing is BIG! After asking around at and doing a bit more reading, I decided that I HAD to try it. After doing some research, I found the best price that I could and ordered one.

All I can say about this dispenser is Wow! It really is so easy to use. In fact, the tape runs so smoothly with it, that I actually find it much easier than the smaller dispensers that I used before. It is also surprisingly light weight.

On cost, I figured it up and I actually will spend less over time than I did with the smaller dispensers. The initial investment is a bit steep, but after 2 years, I know that it has more than payed for itself. Also, you don't run out of tape often. Each roll is BIG! They are also very inexpensive if you buy them in bulk. I buy them in a package of 12 rolls.

The only downside that I have found to this tool is that you better mean it when you use it! Mean it? If you aren't sure of your placement, don't use it yet. Be very sure because once you tape with the ATG your paper is NOT moving. No more things falling apart in your book.

So... where did I get it? I purchased mine from I also purchase the tape from there. Be sure to buy the Gold Tape. It is the one that is acid free.

There are two different sizes of dispensers. If you are only going to use it for scrapbooking, I would recommend the red one. It uses only the 1/4 inch tape which is perfect for scrapbooking. Because I am not only a scrapbooker and knew that I would find other uses for mine, I purchased the yellow one. It allows you to use wider tapes with it, too. If you purchase the red one, you will need to purchase the adapter to allow you to use the 1/4 inch tape.

This is definitely one of my Must Have products when scrapbooking! What is your favorite paper dispenser? Is there another one out there that I need? I would love to hear from you!

Finally, I want to share a project that I did recently of my great niece. I got this picture at a baseball game. She was such a cutie with her cotton candy! I used Pebbles Ink Twitterpated papers and embellishments for this one. The alphabet is American Crafts Thickers. Such cute products!

Thanks for dropping by!