"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lavender Sentiments Mini File Folder Album

This adorable little spring album
is the next class being offered by
Lavender Sentiments Scrapbook Store
in New Albany, IN
You will be AMAZED how it is created
with only ONE ordinary
office style file folder...
two cuts, four folds and a bit of adhesive
and you have an adorable little album.
Call Lana at (812) 945-0790
to register for this fun class.
You can check out each and every
page of this sweet album
Thanks for visiting!
Hope to dance with you at
Lavender Sentiments!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Right at Home 52 Memoies Challenge

Scrapbook the Ordinary
I am honored to be
a Design Team Member
And equally honored to be
52 Memories Challenge Hostess
for this week!
The 52 Memories group
is offered to scrapbookers
(and scrapbooker wannabes)
for the sole purpose
of getting completed at least
one scrapbook page a week.
My challenge is to scrapbook
Sometime our photos can overwhelm us
and thus make us not want to
scrapbook at all.
I challenge you to pick
the photos of the ordinary things in life
and start CROPPING!
My only regulation for this crop is
Photos used must be of "the ordinary" things.
Check out
for tons of inspiration.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the dance!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Creating a "Faux Silk" look
on your projects is so easy
and oh-so-beautiful!
Join us at Stamp Club
from 2:00 to 6:00pm
and create your very own
faux silk greeting card
much like the one seen here.
Stamp Club is FREE for EVERYONE.
Become a member and receive special benefits,
free stampsets, free product and much more!
Email me for more details today!
Stamp with you on Sunday!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Here's one for DAD...

Since yesterday I shared my
"Hoppy" Mother's Day
gift box with you,
I thought I would think of Dear Ole Dad
with today's upload.
These pocket cards are one of
my favorite card to create.
They are fast and easy
and they make a great "wow"
when you open them.
See inside below...

This card can be filled with a gift card,
cold hard cash,
or a sweet and simple sentiment.

Check out another version of my
pocket card in my
Right at Home Scrapbooking gallery

xxloveoo gift card
and xxloveoo card open
and then is yet another sample

Sexy Card
and Sexy Card Open.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your spring dance!

"Hoppy" Mother's Day

This greeting card box is being featured on
Stampin' Addicts
as the featured tutorial video.
It is VERY EASY to create
and there are so many ways to expand on it.
LOVE that!
Okay, why FROGS for Mother's Day?
My mom likes them... alot.
Hope she likes my box
(filled with goodies, of course.)
The LO of my box was inspired by
Triple the Sketch #49.
I used the Stampin' Up! stamp sets
"Hoppy for You" and "Oval All."
My colors for this cute box are
Glorious Green
Taken with Teal
Baja Breeze
Chocolate Chip.
I also used the brand spankin' new
Scallop Oval Punch
from the Spring Mini available April 1.
Thanks for stopping by for a dance.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, March 23, 2009

TTS Sketch #49

Once again, Patter at Triple the Sketch
brings us a great sketch to spark
our creativity.
Why do all that thinkin' when
God has so richly blessed us
with so many talented paper crafters
we can just COPY?! he he.
You can go to the Triple the Sketch
to see my double page 12x12 spread
as well as other AMAZING projects.
Check back tomorrow for more takes on this great sketch!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Post It Note Holder and Pen

I just LOVE this little project!
It's so easy and fun to make...
not to mention FUN TO GIVE.
If you are in my STAMP CLUB,
leave me a comment and tell me
what you think about this project.
(be nice!)
"Follow"my blog
(see option to "follow this blog"
in the right-hand side bar)
and you will have this adorable
note holder waiting for you at
this month's Stamp Club.
and receive this holder.

Supplies needed:
Colored card stock measuring 3.1/2 x 8.1/2
WW card stock (for images)
DSP for background and pen
Sticky Strip
sticky notepad
mini ink pen

1. Score colored card stock at 4, 4.1/2, and 5.
(Card stock will be longer on one side than the other.)

2. Fold at centered scored area.
3. Snip ONLY through to the other
scored areas at 1.1/4 and 2.1/4.

4. Push snipped portion INWARD
and adhere with Sticky Strip
to the larger section of the colored card stock.
(This creates pen pocket.)

5. Add notepad and decorate as desired.

Friday, March 20, 2009


The final card for my application to
Queen Kat Designs
for the Royal Stamping Maid position.
So with this card,
not only am I dreaming of royalty
but I am also dreaming of summertime.
Bring on the heat already!
I love to dream.
I don't set goals
(at least not ones that are too far out of my reach.)
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. ~H.F. Hedge

Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask. ~X-Files

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. ~Marsha Norman

Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Dreams are free, so free your dreams. ~Astrid Alauda

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Still Dreamin' of Royalty...

Card #2 in my application
for Queen Kat Design Team.
Isn't this just dreamy?!
I love this cupcake from Stampin' Up!.
The frosting looks so realistic
I just want to take a bite!
Be sure to check out
and tell them KellyJean sent ya!
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dreamin' about Royalty

Ah, sigh.
Today, I applied for a DT position with
I am "dreaming of royalty."
(said in a very dreamy way)
I've gotten Kat's email newsletters
for quite some time now.
I've always been impressed with
the fun and funky creativity
at Queen Kat Designs.
So to acheive a
"royal" position would just be "dreamy!"
This card is one of the three
I sent in for my application.
What do ya think?
Check back tomorrow and the next day
for my other two submissions.
I'd love to get my stampy little
fingers on some of those
great Queen Kat Desgins!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Teacher Gifts for a Year

Happy St Patty's Day!
(a day early)
This can is one of the many gifts within my
Teacher Gifts for a Year
donation to our school's
Spring Social.
I made up a little something something
for each and every holiday
throughout the school year.
The "lucky" winner of the bids
now has a little something
for their child to give to teacher
for every special occassion.
The following are a few things that were
included in the basket.

If you check out the sketch offered by
Triple the Sketch
you will see how I modified
the sketch for my
"Love" tin.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Triple Sketch Offering

As some of you may know,
I have been invited to
join the Design Team of
which is a site paper crafters
can run to when in need of
a creative foundation
to begin their projects.
(I've still to make my debut
so be on the lookout for that.)
I LOVE working from
sketches offered by other crafters.
It takes out SO much of the heavy thinking.
All I have left is the playful thinking.
So here is the most recent offering of Sketches.
Play with it!
Twist it!
Turn it!
Use it to spark your creativity!
Check back soon
as I will have my take on the sketch.
For TONS more inspiration,
visit the site...
You can always access it
via my icon found here
in the righthand sidebar.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sizzix Big Shot Box

my BIG SHOT!!!
This sweet little box was made with my
Bigx XL Die
Box #2
from Stampin' Up!.
It was so stinkin' easy to put together!
In times like these,
investing in the Big Shot
may seem a bit out of price range
This investment will
With the exception of my focal image,
I made this adorable box
in less than five minutes!
You heard right...
Attend my
Big Shot Stamp CAMP
Sunday, April 26
from 6:30 to 8:30pm
and find out for yourself
how fast and easy
this fabulous machine really is!
RSVP today to save your spot.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Super Cute Purse Tote

How CUTE is THIS?!
Ya, well just sit right down and make one!
Then you are REALLY going to enjoy it!
Julie at Paper Pleasing Ideas has all the details.
Click here to check them out.
And if you have ANY questions,
feel free to contact me.
I see this at an upcoming Stamp CAMP,
how about you?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Yummy Inspiration

I haven't posted a cooking recipe in quite a long time. The Raspberry Tart DSP used on this greetingcard always makes me hunger. I think it looks so YUMMY. It reminds me of strawberries. I really enjoy making these little LOOOOONG greetings because they are so cute AND they fit perfectly in SU!'s small open ended envelopes which are stinkin' cute!
Not Just Your Average Baked Spaghetti
8 oz rotini noodles, cooked and drained
2 sweet Italian sausage links, casing removed, browned and drained
1/2 pkg pepperoni
1 jar Ragu Pizza Sauce
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
2 C mozzarella cheese, shredded
Heat oven 350 degrees. In a 9x9 (or 9x13, your choice) dish, combine all ingredients except cheese. Stir well. Top with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes or heated thoroughly and cheese is melted.
This was AWESOME. We had it with a salad and garlic bread. There is something about the pizza sauce and pepperoni that made this dish "not just your average baked spaghetti." Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Gift Giving

Gift giving is so FUN, EASY,
with what we have right in our own homes.
These gift containers were created
I simply love how easy altering and item is
when I use my
Designer Series Papers by Stampin' Up!
For these gift containers,
I used the Pink Flamingo DSP.
It's crazy fun!
I also used the Love You Much stamp set
accompanied by the Scallop Circle Punch.
(snuck in some Primas as well.)
I just love how fun the
containers turned out to be!
Just think of how fun
giving them will be as well!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Simple Thank You Card

I really enjoy making these simple greeting cards.
The Whisper White part of my card is 3.3/4 x 8".
I simply fold it in half and adhere it to a
piece of colored card stock measuring 4 x 5.1/4".
Then that all gets adhered
to a piece measuring 4.1/4 x 5.1/2".
This really saves on my colored card stock.
Plus, when I don't have time to decorate
the inside of my card,
this card is all white inside... perfect for a note.
I used the stamp set
"A Rose is a Rose" for this card.
Two Step Stamping is the perfect technique
to use on these quick and simple cards.
No time for embellishments?
No problem with 2Stepping.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


There are so many people in my life
that I could send this card to and mean it.
You know, those people that accept you for who you are
(no matter what,)
and those people that do all sorts of things
to help you when you just need a little this or that
(even when they're not sure what "this or that" is,)
and those people who quietly sit back
(most of the time) but come forward
to say, "thanks. you've inspired me"
THOSE PEOPLE really and truly
mean "everything to me."
And I don't tell them often enough.
Thank YOU
for loving me, helping me, and lifting me.
Thank you.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Super Simple B-Day Card

The BIG SHOT makes ANY project super simple!
My flower was created with the "Daisies #2" die.
I just LOVE the effect it creates!
My DSP is "Pink Flamingo."
(See, didn't I say it was really fun paper?!)
I filled my tiny flower circle with
Crystal Effects.
To create the card base...
start with a 5.1/2 x 8" piece of WW cardstock.
Fold it in half.
Using the Tearing Edge, tear at a diagonal
Sponge and Spritzer color onto the torn half.
Adhere a 4.1/4 x 5.1/2" piece of DSP
to the back of the torn portion of the card.
I love this using this style of card with DSP.
When you open the card,
it really pops with the double sided pattern.