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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Country Christmas STS road trip

Aren't you loving this road trip?  It has been a long time since I have designed anything, but when I saw these colors I fell completely in love and just had to play.  In case you haven't seen it enough yet, here's the preview of the whole trip and the stops along the way.

Here's a preview of my mini.

You can download it {HERE} and then be sure to jump to the next stop: Scrappin Ninnie You don't want to miss a single pit stop along this road trip.  (I'm so sorry if you tried to upload it before.  The link should be working now!!)

Before you go, let me put in a little plug for Stuff to Scraps' December CU grab bag.  I always love to add to my CU stash, and these products are great!  You can check it out HERE in the STS store.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

New CT

I'm so excited to be a new CT member for HD Creations.  She just had a new kit release this week, and I got a chance to play with it. 

The kit is called Things That Go.  There's also an add-on, word art pack, cardstock pack, and a set of QPs.  You can buy the whole bundle {HERE} in her store at Stuff to Scrap.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Team Call!

I've been MIA for a long time, but I'm getting back in full swing.  Have you heard about With Love Studio?  It's brand new, and they're looking for team members to help them build up and become one of the best digi-scrap homes out there!  It's not too late to answer the call.  I've been accepted to be on the Promo Team, and so far I'm the only one! LOL!  I would really love some more team members to join me, so if you like fun digi-scrap events and would like to help plan them, APPLY!!!  We'll have a blast! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I'm crazy about templates, and I'm lucky enough to CT for Rainy Dayz Designs who makes some of the most amazing templates I've ever seen!  Do you want a chance to win her newest release?  She's releasing a new template pack on Friday, and you could win it!  Click HERE to find out how.

She's also having a $2 sale today on some fabulous packs.  Here's a little peek at what I did with some of them.

Rainy Day Guides vol. 4

Rainy Day Guides vol. 5

Click HERE to find the sale!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break!

I am so ready for a vacation.  So.  Ready.  And I'm so ready for Spring.  Real Spring with warm temperatures and sunshine.  Not this Utah spring where we use our heater in the morning and air conditioning in the afternoon.  It's the first official day of spring and we're supposed to get rain and snow - yes, I said SNOW - all week.  I'm from Arizona where spring was basically just early summer - hot, hot, and more hot.  So I think when the spring months come, it ought to at least be warm enough that I don't have to send my kids to school in winter coats.  Who's with me?

Combine Spring and vacation and what do you get?  Spring Break!  Last year for Spring Break we went to Disneyland - with the rest of the western United States.  Seriously, it was probably the busiest I've ever seen the Happiest Place on Earth.  We generally try to go during the off season when we can, but we were taking the kids out of a little too much school, so we decided Spring Break was a great choice for our next Disney trip.  After all, it couldn't be as bad as that one year we went over 4th of July weekend, right?  Wrong!  Not only was it Spring Break for Utah, Arizona and probably a few other neighboring states, but Southern CA was also having a 2 for 1 deal with a coupon you could pick up at a local grocery store.  We found out about that one from some people who were standing in front of us in line for Pirates of the Carribbean.  They were from Tennessee.

This year we're changing gears and visiting Grandma during Spring Break instead.  The kids couldn't be more excited.  Well, maybe they would be more excited about Disneyland.  They don't really remember the crowds, just the fun.  Still, they're super excited to go visit their grandma in Texas in a few weeks, and their parents are pretty excited, too. 

Do you (or did you) have any fun Spring Break plans?  Any road trips?  Fancy beach vacations?  Or just a week of sitting around in your backyard or chillaxin' at home?

This year I'm going to do all of those things - right from my living room!  And one week just isn't enough, so my Spring Break is going to last an entire month!  Want to know the best part?  You can join me!  Who doesn't want a whole month of vacation?  That's right, all through the month of April at Brownie Scraps, we're going to have a Spring Break Bash full of tons of fun.  We'll have special challenges, games, prizes and more.  You can purchase your ticket now to win extra points that will be redeemed for a chance to win fabulous prizes!  The ticket includes an adorable Spring Break kit from Ramona the Pest Designs.  It's available now in the store for only $5.  Here's a little sneak peek and more info about our fabulous Spring Break Bash.  You don't want to miss it!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Delightful Desktops

When was the last time you dressed up your computer's desktop?  This month I'm hosting the Decadent Desktop challenge at Brownie Scraps, and it has been fun to see not only how cute everyone's new desktops are, but also how many of them used products from Ramona the Pest!  Since I happen to be on Ramona's CT, and she happens to be one of my favorite designers, I felt like showing off some of the great desktops these talented scrappers have been creating with her kits this month.  All of the images are linked to the gallery, so feel free to hop over and leave them some love!

Melissa has the most adorable kiddos!  I always love her clustering, and I LOVE the way she used Ramona's Today kit here.

My fellow Pest, Ashley, lives on a farm, and her lucky little girl gets to live every little girl's dream - she has a horse!  She used Splendidly Spring, which Ramona and March created together, to showcase those fabulous photos.

Jennifer used the February Baker's Dozen, Love Story for her desktop, and those frames and most of the flowers are from Ramona!  I just love her adorable family photos!

Naturally I had to play along with my own challenge.  I had scrapped a page with all my girls, and I love it - it makes me smile every time I see it.  So I took parts of that and used it for my desktop.  Now I get to see those cutie girls every time I start up my laptop.  I used Ramona's Love U Still kit.

It's not too late to join in the fun!  You can find the desktop challenge HERE at the forum.  If you use current product from the Brownie Scraps store, you will earn 2 Brownie Points when you turn in your desktop by the end of the month.  The more Brownie Points you earn, the bigger the coupon you'll receive to buy more fabulous products in the store!  You don't have to use Ramona's product, but I would love to see you try! ;)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Krispie Kisses

Are you looking for a fun and easy Valentine's Day treat?  This one is a favorite of mine! 

The first year I tried them, I surprised my kids with them, and they were completely awestruck.  It did wonders for my ego.  Since then I have let the kids help me make the treats, and they have so, so much fun.  They love smashing the krispie goo into the funnels, deciding what to write on the tag and wrapping them in foil.  Somehow I have managed to make them year after year without taking a single picture, so I borrowed this one from Bee in our Bonnet.  She also gives some instructions and has some other cute ideas, too.

Here's the basic idea.  Melt your butter and marshmallows and add the rice krispies as usual.  You can add color if you want for the extra wow factor.  Then, instead of pouring all the goo into a big pan to set up, you use a funnel to make the kiss shape.  You can use any size you want or even an assortment.  Write your sentiment on a tag and then wrap the kiss in foil with the tag sticking out the top.  Voila!  That's all there is to it!  So simple and so fun!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LO Spotlight

Let's shine the spotlight this week on another gorgeous LO in Ramona's gallery.  Ramona's new kit releasing today is absolutely gorgeous, I mean really, really gorgeous.  And to prove it, our spotlight this week is on this fabulous LO by Heather (isaacsmom) using Ramona's new kit, Friends Forever.

I just love her photo treatment, the gorgeous clustering, the stitches around the page, the fabulous journaling, the adorable kiddos...  Awesome!  Head on over to Ramona's store or check out the Fresh Baked Brownies to find a great deal on this gorgeous kit.

Do you know how you could win a $3 coupon to Ramona's store?  It's so easy!  Scrap a page with one of Ramona's kits and show it off in her gallery.  That's it.  Remember the kit you choose needs to be a current one in her store, and you must upload it to the Ramona the Pest Designs gallery, not just the main store gallery.  Each week we'll choose a LO to spotlight, and if yours is the LO chosen, you will win a $3 coupon to Ramona's store!  Just think... if you had that coupon, you could get this fabulous new kit for less than $1!!!  How is that for an amazing deal?

Friday, January 14, 2011


I just visited the Brownie Scraps gallery and found that my LO was the layout of the day!!!  Totally made my day.  This new kit of Ramona's is so fun to work with.  Between Bre's template and Ramona's kit, this was one of the most fun and fastest LOs I've created in a long time - and I loved it when I was done.

Isn't it fun?  Here are some links for you in case you want to snag any of these fun goodies.

Kit: Cosmic Adventures by Ramona the Pest Designs
Template: Rainy Day Guides vol. 7 by Rainy Dayz Designs

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekly Winner!

Another week, another fabulous LO to showcase and another $3 coupon to Ramona's store given away by the amazing (and generous) Ramona the Pest.  It's so fun to search through Ramona's gallery and see all the amazing things scrappers have done with her awesome kits.  This week, this LO by lwentkie really caught my eye.

Don't you love it?  She used Ramona's Potty Star kit, and it's absolutely the perfect choice for this great LO.  The photo is fabulous, the journaling is awesome, and I love that strip of elements - all those stars = so cute!  So head over to the gallery to leave her some love, and congrats to you lwentkie!

Don't forget that Ramona is giving away a $3 coupon to her store every week!  All you have to do is scrap with Ramona's current product - easy and fun - and upload it to her gallery at Brownie Scraps.  Then watch the newsletter for the announcement each week and you could be the next winner!!  Happy scrapping and I'll see you in the gallery!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011!!!

Happy New Year!  I'm always excited for a new year, a new beginning, and lots of new goals.  I set a ridiculous amount of resolutions each year.  I figure the more I set, the better chance I have of completing at least one of them.  Last year I really outdid myself and went a little overboard with the resolutions - some sort of twenty-ten nonsense - so this year I'm simplifying.  Since this year is two-oh-one-ONE, I'm focusing on the power of ONE.  By small and simple means, great things are brought to pass.. right?  So, after being a horrible blogger last year, I'm going to focus on the power of ONE - one blog post a week.  That will be a mighty improvement from last year and I'm looking forward to getting back into the blogging habit.  So without further adieu...

Let's kick off this new year with a giveaway!!!  I'm on the amazing CT of a fabulous designer (and one of my absolute favorites) Ramona the Pest at Brownie Scraps.  Her kits are so much fun to work with, and now she has made it even more fun by offering a $3 coupon to her store.  Want a chance to win???  All you have to do is play with her kits!  Check out her store here and do a little shopping.  Have fun creating awesome LOs and upload them to her gallery.  We'll be choosing a LO that really stands out in her gallery each week and featuring it in the newsletter.  The scrapper who created that LO will receive a $3 coupon to Ramona's store to shop some more and make some more amazing LOs, which of course should be uploaded to the gallery for another chance to win!!  There is no limit to the number of LOs you can create and enter for chances to win.  So head to the store, shop til you drop, and scrap, scrap, scrap!

This week the winner of the $3 coupon is krystlbear for her LO Memories.  Congratulations, Crystal!!
Isn't it darling?  I love the circle photos and all the swirls.  So cute!  Head over to the gallery to leave her some love and upload your own LOs for a chance to win next week's coupon.  See you in the gallery!