Saturday, November 29, 2008


Maybe it's a little late, but only on the posting part. I created this LO earlier this week, using mostly Pink Paislee Vintage moon stuff, with a little bit of Office Lingo, and some Jenni Bowlin stuff thrown in. I am truly SOO thankful my kids are friends and I'm praying that they will always be such good friends!

(now you can gear up for Christmas posts...cause I've gotten the Christmas bug. We decorated today! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Peppermint Swirl

Just some fun stuff I made with the cute Peppermint Swirl kit from Scrap-Tastic!

These pictures of Kessa are from last Christmas....I can't believe how much older she is!!! *sniffle* (although she's still the same size! lol)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Gift Basket

I had a lot of fun making this with my Peppermint Swirl kit from Scrap-Tastic. It's now availble in my etsy shop if you know anyone that might be interested. It's full of great holiday goodies and perfect for making all your little x-mas gifts and scrapping those special little moments. For this gift basket I made these home decor blocks that say "Merry" on them. All the papers are American Crafts (and they're two sided so I only had to use 3 sheets!!!) After I trimmed my paper and adhered it to the blocks (which my dad cut for me, Thanks dad!!!) I put a VERY heavy coat of Modge Podge on them and then added the Thickers once it was dry.
I always enjoy my envies being pretty so I stamped a big snowflake from the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town set on the flap of them.

The cards are really cute IRL, but I still haven't quite gotten the hang of photographing clear ones! If you've got any tips PLEASE leave me a comment!!!!

More to come tomorrow from this yummy kit. I'm not usually much on x-mas LOs, but I'm pretty pleased with the ones I did with this kit.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

December Daily

So, are you interested in the December Daily idea but just don't have the time to make one? My very talented friend Babs is giving one away. This is the December project kit over at Scrap-tastic. However, Bab's isn't giving away the project kit....she's giving away the completed album!!!! Check it out and then leave a comment here. That's it. Bab's will draw a name from everyone who comments by 11/26. Good luck!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wow, this is just TOO cute! Can't you see Kessa wearing this? I'm sooo going to be stalking this ladies blog and store now!

Shout Out

crowdSPRING, hire Kelly Purkey for your new Community Marketing Manager!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


As Kessa was pretending to read a book I heard her mumbling...

"Constipated....God is constipated."

Welcome to the loony bin.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Etsy Update

Ok, I've been promising it for a few days now and here it is! An etsy update! You can see more detail at BabyFishDesigns.

The fun thing about this set of little boy cards is that they're really little! They're aprox. 2.5x3.5! Perfect for tucking in gift bags or adding to boxes.
This fun set of cards also has a matching "purse" that they all fit in! They make a great hostess gift. You can see all the details and the purse here.
And this 3-D gift card holder I just LOVE. I had so much fun making it!!! There are close ups of the presents and snowmen here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tips and Techniques

Every Tuesday we have a new Tip of Technique over at Scrap-Tastic and today it was my turn to post an idea! :) You can check out the entire post here. And here's a little sneak peek.
I'm off to Champaign with my mom and littles to see my BFF for the day! Hope you have a great Tuesday too!!! :)

(oh, and I've got some fun projects I've been hoarding that I'm hoping to post tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check them out!)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Source of Joy

I did this LO for another crop challenge at Noel Mignon. I know that the title is rather...morbid...but it really isn't if you read the journaling I swear! The challenges was to use nothing but paper. No embellishments at letter stickers, nothing like that. I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out. I paired one of the flocked papers from the DCWV Rock Star pack with some scraps from Cosmo Crickets Get Happy line and I'm loving the results! I also used the Stampin Up small star punch and spiral punch.
On a side note...I'll take a better picture tomorrow or Monday, but I have to get this up before the deadline which is no good lighting!

Journaling - "You two are not my Ultimate Source of JOY....I tell you that because I love you. Ultimate and true joy can only be found when Christ saves you from your sins and blesses you with a relationship with Himself. Look to Him for your joy and then you will be able to find joy and happiness with others also, but your world won't collapse if they let you down because your joy and idenity are in Christ and you know He will never let you down."

Edited to Add - new photo of the LO, much better!

Kit Giveaway

Here's the dealio....Scripts is going to give away a kit to one lucky person!

Follow the few simple rules, and you can be entered to win a November Scripts Kit and the Supplement!
1. Check out the Scripts Blog HERE
2. Post a link on your blog about the giveaway contest we are having!
3. Add the Scripts link and logo on your sidebar
4. Come back to the Scripts Blog and let us know that you've done it, and you will be automatically entered!

BONUS: If you have friends that play too, and in the comments on the Scripts Blog, they tell us that they found out about it from YOUR blog, you will both get an additional entry!

(so if you decide to play be sure you tell them that Gina sent you and we'll both get entered twice!)

Good Luck, and happy blogging!

**Contest Ends November 20th!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun Times

That's right...I've got more LOs to share with you! I'm finding a TON of inspiration over at the Noel Mignon Harvest Crop (it's still going on so you can join the fun if you want! :))

This first one was a challenge to scrap using only things on our desk...thank goodness I'm a messy scrapper!!!! However, none of my letters stickers were on my desk! Eek...I found the big letters stashed in a paper pack I was saved. Kessa was only 14 months old in these pictures!
and some close up goodness...lots of dimension here.
This next one was to use no store bought flowers or mirrors or clocks or the like...but this YUMMY Sassafrass paper helped me out...and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The photo is compliments of my SIL Chelsea and her amazing Canon D80!
and I love the bird so much I had to give you all a better view of him...
and of the trees just for the fun of it!

Have a great weekend!!!! (oh, and be sure to check back in tomorrow...I've got some pretty cool projects to share with you!)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LO Goodness

Well I've been sucked into another on-line crop and I've been rather productive. This first one was a sketch challenge and I was able to use my YUMMY new Pink Paislee goodies from the Tinsel Town line. Sorry the colors aren't's been raining for 2 days around here and its supposed to rain for like 3 more!

and some close ups. I accordian folded some pp and layered it under the trees that I cut from a different pp. Then used a press on on top.
This bird is from an October Afternoon stamp set. I just kinda nested him down in the bow and stuck on some glue once he was where I wanted him. I was going for a bit of a "wreath" feel with the green circle so I did some outlining with clear and pink stickles.
This next LO was for an ephemera challenge...and I'm thinking I don't like the results at all!!! Anyway, my MIL took my DD to the Butterfly House last month, but her camera lenses fogged up and she got no good pictures at all. For the big one I made everything B&W except for the blur which is my daughter ;) and I left it colored.

and a close up of the tickets from this little excursion. I used a brad to hold the two tickets and the photo strip together and then fanned them out.

Monday, November 10, 2008

December Daily

So I finished it! Here's the front view...

And an over-view of the inside pages....if I'm on top of things I'll post a before and after pic of each page during December when I get it done. :) (and let's just say that the 2 inch rings Ali used/recommended would NOT be big enough for this...these are 3 inch rings and they're too little...the price I pay for loving junked up pages! ;)

and for good measure...I LO I did Saturday night. I used one of Deb's great sketches from AllyScraps and this picture was take Saturday at the it. DS is a big kid, but he looks so small with DH. :D I LOVE seeing DH with our kids...melts my heart.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's Here!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right folks....all my mail man stalking has paid off and he brought me THE BOX today...FULL of my Pink Paislee goodness!!!! I've been DYING for Tinsel Town and it's finally here!!!!!! I also re-stocked on the ever loved Office Lingo, and picked up a few Harvest Moon papers, some Tinsel Town rub-ons, and some more Bazzill (including some Bazzill Bling! Woohoo!!!!!!!!)

I love it all, but I think this one *might* be my favorite!

And this one from Harvest Moon is AMAZING irl!!!

Ok, I'm going to go play now!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fall Fun

First I have to share a couple photos of the fun times we had this morning before it started raining...I mean, nothing says "fall fun" like playing in the leaves right?!?! My mom even got in there and played with Kessa! lol.
Is this not the greatest picture?!?! I LOVE it...(I know I might be a *little* biased, but so what?! ;)

And second, we're playing Potluck Bingo tomorrow (Friday) night at Scrap-Tastic. PM a list of 7 fall and/or scrappy words to Becky (becbeck13) before 8:30pm tomorrow and them come on over and join the fun around 8:45pm (all times are CST.) The winner gets a choice between a RAK or a GC to the store so check it out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Model Child

Just popping by really quickly to share some stuff I made for challenges over at YMBD. I LOVE that place...Cat's got some AMAZING stuff!!!

This is a super simple altered magnet. The PP which I LOVE is from the Scrap-tastic November kit.And this was for a sketch challenge. This photo is from Zeke's 6 month photo shoot at Once Upon a Lifetime. They're amazing. If you're even semi-local you should check them out!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Monday!

Wow....Can I just say that its only 8:20am and I'm already worn out just listening to my daughter talk. She NEVER stops talking. Which is very nice most of the time and I LOVE that she talks so well and is so easy to understand....but sometimes...just's exhausting to listen to her and answer every question...and respond to every statement...that's 20 times!!!!! lol.

Just popping in to share some more things I made with the Scrap-Tastic November kit. I finished up ALL the journals yesterday so now I'm on to personal scrappy stuff for the week! :) Enjoy your beautiful Monday!!!!
You can click on this one and view it larger to read the journaling (I promise if you do the title will make sense! lol)
And some cards.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Yeah for...

Scrappity goodness!!!! I got my first kit from Scrap-tastic and it's wonderful! Full of all things lovely! The Urban Swank Kit is available here.

So here's one LO I did...isn't all this stuff yummy?!?! I've also used my Inque Boutique Boutique Grunge lace stamps..LOVING those things lately!!! Oh, and I don't have the Threading Water punch...I made scallops using my corner rounder and then punched holes in the scallops! (this picture of Kessa is from September 07)

And a custom journal I made for a BabyFishDesigns customer. When I saw this Basic Grey paper I knew it would be perfect for this! I love the way the tail wraps around the journal.

And if it's Saturday night and you're reading this don't forget to set your clocks back!!!