Thursday, January 26, 2012

Random Thoughts **** Photochic & Lin C ****

1. Yes that is my New Weather Radio - after watching the news and hearing a story about it saving a man and his family I said "we need this" after all I spend a crazy amount of $$$ on stuff- so I bought 2 one for my house and 1 for Heather's House (they live in Grandma's house up my our driveway) This last Sunday storms tore up an area about a hour south of us! I stayed up all night the "storm watcher", crazy I know this is only January , today still in high 60's --
Mother Nature wake up... I think you may be a bit confused?

2. Photochic & Lin C please email me your mailing info I am sending you some Scraps! I know you both read my posts! You both were the only one to comment! Thanks

3. I think I may be a Bit (or maybe alot) OCD or ADD -- I can NOT focus .... I am still sorting and losing items ... this selling online has me in complete confusion -- I have decided to make a mailing center(out of the bedroom) -- I have been selling lots of things on FB (crazy of all places but that's OK recouping a Lil cash from boxes of great items from store)
Luckily I have found 3 of the 4 missing items this month! My glasses were in the same place on dresser the whole time~

4. I am actually on No.2 of my 5 Pay it Forward....
Not posting till I am done with 5!

5. My list is not as long for CHA as I expected -- as I sort I think Why?
I would only use it once!
(maybe a friend will buy I can use it? As for Dies Lot's of folks cutting and selling on Etsy Chipboard items.

I ordered my supplies for D-Lite today ( they let us pick oh so hard for me) so excited to see what the mail brings and to do some layouts for them I have pulled pictures already.

So have I bored you yet?
Leave me a comment for a chance to win! More Scraps of course!

Be Safe and think about the weather radio if you don't have one!

Use your Stash!

Monday, January 23, 2012

What a D-Lite!

We are so excited to announce the new D-Lite team!
This team is in addition to our 2012 Design Team. The D-Lite team will be responsible for providing feedback on products, helping us ensure that every product meets our high standards for quality and design as well as providing insight to help us shape what our future products are! They will also be sharing their creations as inspiration for all of us!
Introducing the 2012 D-Lite Team:

Kathy Wittlock
Wow! That's Me!

Please join me in welcoming the first ever D-Lite Team!
Congratulations Girls
Stop by the Blog and Meet the Rest of the D-Lite Team!
I am so excited to join this great group of crafty people and share projects on the blog!

Freebie just for asking...
Have you tried our Design Your Own Stickers yet? You can request a FREE set just by sending your name and postal address to!
(open to US and Canada residents).

Have a Great Day!

Please Vote for the Charity of YOUR choice!

Pick your Favorite! and Vote ....
Crafting for a Cure
Operation Write Home
The Portable Playhouse
Kids In Need Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of America
Warm Up America Foundation
ConKerr Cancer

Vote 1 time ( no cheating - of course Crafters would never cheat)


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Junque Journals

Have you made yours yet? A great little book to save your notes & mementos for the year, a trip, special occasions?

So easy and fun since you make it as you want it , with scraps or that favorite sheet of paper you have held on for years!
I am creating some kits this week to sell, I have so MUCH left from Scrapin Kats and am Letting go... so check back on Wednesday! at

They will be a mix of supplies to help you make your own!

So are you watching all those CHA previews ? I am making my Top Ten List of what I can't Live without! I signed up for Charity Wings CHA Fund Raiser .. sounds fun!
Have a great week!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Almost there!

I bought this cabinet last year , finally have sorted and labeled all my stuff- I call it my Tim stash!

I have cute little bins (about 18) I had 13 from my years as a daycare provider that I repurposed.
I hope that next week I will be able to sort all my paper in categories by season, lots are already sorted (when I had the store I would bring home bags and than they each went into a clear 12x12 box with the thought of a project to do!
I am going to try to get rid of half ? oh me ....
I am doing a card class for Valentine's Day with some kits I never sold at a local retirement community, and I am going to do a journal class at a local paint shop , email if you are interested and I will get you a date and price.
I am working on my Pay it Forward -- 5 people -different Homemade items -- 3- I never met....
I have only made it to one painting class, hopefully Thursday -- also having lunch - crafting with few of Tim's fans this week... Do you have friends that craft different?
Home for a few weeks , have plans to declutter but somehow I just make more piles...
BTW I have made a DESIGN Team ... more on that soon... hopefully it will inspire me to do a little more! I also took my new Mini printer out of Box - soon it will have a Home in my room --
Do you like scraps ? Leave a comment for a chance to WIN mine! It was amazing to see what all I have saved this year!
Have a great Week and USE your Stash!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Charity Wings: CHA 2012 – Chance to win From Hydrangea Hippo

Have you earned your Wings? You know Pay it forward? Do a good turn? I think in the crafting society we are more aware of helping!

How generous is my Crafty friend Jennifer Preist at Hydrangea Hippo - she has a great giveaway on her blog today! A chance to win Live at CHA ( sounds fun to me) a update of CHA for the crafty peeps that can't attend!
Stop by her Blog and see how to win a chance to win!

Charity Wings organizes craft-themed fundraisers and donates the proceeds to charity.

This event is great for those of you who are not attending the show, but wish you were! It’s a 2-day, online, streaming event LIVE from the show floor at CHA. Elena (Charity Wings founder) carries around her webcam and conducts interviews at the hot booths, participates in make & takes, etc. You get to watch from the comfort of home! In addition, with your $39 all access pass, you will receive a goodie bag at home containing materials to participate in the progressive make & take along with Elena at the show. How cool is that? To learn more about this event,

I may have to Buy a ticket if I don't win! I have won a couple of Charity Wings Ebay auctions in the past... I am all for helping those who help others! Sometime we just need to PAY it forward in some little way!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How did I make that book?

This is this month's kit ....

I made it 12 pages plus the covers -

I have had several Newbies ask "How Did you make that" if you are new to the Scrap world or making mini albums "FEAR NOT" it is so easy!
First I cut my paper for the covers they are 4x6 covers from zutter - so you can decide which you want to be the cover!
Remember "There are no Rules.. you decide ....
Next I cut 4 sheets in to strips - each sheet will give you 3 - 4in pieces
3x4= 12 pages
Next I cut the 12 strips into 9 in pieces
Then I score them at 6in folding the 3in score
the 3 in pieces I cut off I inked with Chestnut ink
I used them as background for mini photo mats
Inside the folded section - I used some cardstock to make my 12 thoughts for next year-
Next I punched wholes with the Bind it all -
if you don't have a BIA - you could punch two holes and add rings or ribbon.
Next embellish and have fun!

There are a few kits left for this month if you want to order! This would also make a Beautiful Valentine's book - especially with the rose paper as your cover!

I am traveling with Hubby this week- he works I adventure, we have dinner and it is really nice to be able spend time doing what ever these days! It is the best part of NOT owning the store anymore.

I have painted a $1 notebook - waiting to see what happens- did a shopping trip to Gigi's found some great journal cards! Stopped at Hl and found some zutter pages really cheap .71 wow - I am really enjoying the Bind-it-all - I bought it two years ago!
Tomorrow I have 2 stores I hope to visit -- just hope there is NOT a big bridge ...I hate to drive over bridges -- LOL not good near the Gulf!
Have a great week,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Use Your stash winner

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Thanks for visiting our hop- the day was a wonderful!... there were some glitches but I have learned a few NEW things about planning a hop!
SO if you ever plan one here are few tips!

1. Post early in am
2. Check everyones link before I leave ( we took a adventure to Archivers)
3. Make sure folks add a link to all blogs in thier post also in case someone doesn't post and leave you hanging or jumping back and forth... so you can hop on....
4. Remind the people who are posting and suggest they only post for ONE group at a time - kinda frustrating to folks when they have to click to find the hop they are looking for!
So I hope you saw some great tips along the way!

BTW the winner is my Test -- LOL
So Carolyn I will have a prize for you when I see you since you my first post!