Thursday, July 26, 2007

To Digi or not to Digi

So, I keep seeing these wonderful Digitally Scrapbooked pages. . . and being the curiously little kitten that I am, I couldn't stand it any more.

I have started with Smilebox (as you can see) I have SOOOOO many digital pictures and Smilebox is free. So, we'll see what happens. I love the idea, and am not really fond of keeping tons of scrapbooks but I can do digital frames and DVD's and cd's. I'll keep you all updated.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Time to Play

Last Saturday was my New Catalog Open House. Thanks to everyone who came! We had a great time. (Orders should be in next Wednesday). I had made this organizer to show off at the event. It is a solid wooden organizer (with rotating bottom piece). I found it at HL a month or so ago and have been holding on to it, waiting for the new DS papers. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I used the SU Double Sided DS paper "Outlaw".

I got to spend a little time in my room tonight and made a couple of cards. Since my DH (Dear Hubby) & mother got me my dream camera for my upcoming birthday I was able to take some pictures. So you get first glimpse of what I made tonight!

I recently ordered these black & white papers from I love the simplicity of the colors. I had also purchased the velvet ribbon on the same order. The stamp is SU! "Wonderful Words" stamped on SU! confetti cream.

I have been wanted to test out my new On Board (R) items and this card came together rather quickly. The background is SU! DS papers from the Spring mini and the heart is covered with SU! Old Olive card stock. It is hard to see in the picture but there are polka dots in the old olive too.

Okay, it's getting pretty late and after being diagnosed with tendonitis today I probably should quit typing for the day :) Hope you like the new cards.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rock On!

So I am obviously showing me ignorance here but. . . Michelle has tagged me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. It took me 2 full days to realize exactly what she was talking about. Michelle, thank you so much and I think you Rock! So. . . the rumor is that I have share 7 randoms things about myself and then tag 5 other people to do the same. Well, here goes.


Jamie - fellow FLYLady and Stamper.

Diane - "Met" Diane through SCS. . . she's great!

JoAnn - She's my "Up-line, Up-line, Up-line" well she's way up there. So, in other words I wouldn't be doing any of this if it wasn't for JoAnn.

Roxy - She's got a great blog and met her through SCS too :)

Laura - With such a cute little one who wouldn't love Laura's blog?

7 Random Things about me

1: Originally from Alabama but moved back 2 years ago after spending 5 years in NC.

2: Have a wonderful 2 year old son (as if you haven't seen the pictures)

3: I was once a theatre major at the University of Montevallo

4: I'm 5' 2"

5: I'm an Auburn Fan "WAR EAGLE"

6: I'm a new FLYbaby

7: I'm the oldest child from a family of 3 girls

Thanks again for the nod Michelle! Hope I didn't let you down.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Open House Promotions

New Catalog PromotionPurchase $75 worth of products in the month of July and recieve a new Fall/Winter 2007 Idea Book and catalog FREE!!!!

Home Party DiscountSchedule your home party in the months of July and/or August and you (hostess ONLY) will receive free shipping on your personal order from your own party.

(For those attending Open House ONLY) There will be a hostess board loaded with special prizes and discounts. If you schedule your home party at the Open House you will get to pull a card and take advantage of prize on card.


Yesterday was my son's 2nd birthday, so I've been crazy the past few days getting his party together. I did however manage to sqeeze 10 minutes into my day today to make this card for a baby shower I was attending. I was excited to get to use my new products recently purchased from

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Challenges Part 2

"I've really pushed myself to start creating more and stop copying. So, the SCS challenges were a great place to start. I started with the IC's which was a lesson in psychiatry. I have found I am an extremely literal person. I would be a terrible impressionist or abstract artist. "

That was my statement on SCS tonight after posting my first two inspiration challenges. Click on the picture to view my SCS page with links to the challenge inspiration.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


I have always had a hard time coming up with my own designs. Splitcoast Stampers has become my saving grace by providing well documented, well organized samples of all kinds. However, recently I have felt incouraged to branch out and challenge myself.

Last night I copied a number of Color Challanges and a number of Inspiration Challenge and am going to try to do as many as I can this weekend. Check back for updates and pictures.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Mini Scrapbooks

Since getting involved with Stampin' Up! I have found a new interest in scrapbooking. My favorite is the small books. I put the pictures of one I've started on my website (click here). This is a book that I'm putting together for my husband's grandmother. I did a book for her last year for Gentry's first birthday that had pictures of his whole first year. She loved it so much that I decided to do one this year too. It's a pretty simple design completed in a SU! 5X5 journal book.

I've also added pictures of the cards I made from my new sets (click here). Let me know what you think.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

New Catalog

WOW! I am completely ecstatic about the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. The papers are absolutely amazing! This is my first switch to a new catalog as a demonstrator and it has been a great experience. Hopefully I'll spend time this week with my new stamp sets and papers so that I can upload some new pictures. I'm also planning on making some pretty big changes to my website to reflect the new catalog merchandise. I'm also currently planning my new catalog Open House (July 21st). Hope you are enjoying the new catty as much as I am!