Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I thought this "Art Quote of the Day" was very interesting....

Art Quote of the Day
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
Igor Stravinsky

Have you ever heard of being "CASEd"? In the stamping world, they say you "CASE" something. Copy and Steal Everything! And that is acceptable.

Though in the scrapbooking world, people "scrap-lift". But that is poo-pooed on. However, according to Mr. Stravinsky, that makes them a great artist!?!

So maybe we should all re-think that.....

Monday, January 28, 2008

I Got The Bug!

A Cuttlebug that is! I love my new toy! Friends told me, research have told me, and they're all right. This is by far the best die cut machine ever. It is so very easy to use. So easy to assemble. It's versatile, I can use any die cuts out available for other machines. It has the best design feature. It has a no-slip bottom so it doesn't slide around. It's cute and compact that I can either leave on top of my work area or store away in a basket. And most of all, it is a great buy! I got it for $40 at Michael's, using a Joann's 50% coupon.

SHOPPING TIP: Did you know that Michael's will take any competitor's coupon and you can use three coupons at one time and that their prices are most of the time much lower than Joann's?

Well got to go now and play with my bug!

And L@@K the color matches my blog!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Memory Trends Here I Come!!!

Whoo-hooo! I'm so excited! I just finished registering for Memory Trends, Vegas. I will be attending the show and taking a couple of classes! I can't wait!

I'll fill you in when I get back. And.....Vegas will just never be the same with me there!


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Scrap-A-Card Inspiration #1

What inspires your design piece? Do you get a vision, a color combination perhaps, when you close your eyes? Do you walk into a store and see how certain outfits or colors are put together and think, "hey I can make a scrapbook page or a card out of that!". Or maybe it's more of the obvious like a certain person or an event maybe that simply inspires you? Or it could be something totally bizarre like a smell of food that inspires you to create something. Come on now, I'm sure you smell chocolate and use it as an excuse to create so you can bite that last morsel. {smile}

I don't know about you, but any of these, truly inspires me!

But let's face it, there are times when we just lack "mojo" --- no matter what you do, or where you go or what you smell, mojo just can't be found! ...... So what on earth do you do?

Let me share something with you. Normally, when I want to create a card, I reach for my card magazine. Right? It's no rocket science. It makes total sense. But I'm a bit of a defiant by nature. It's that stubborn Capricorn in me. So one day, yesterday to be exact, I wanted to make a card. I grabbed one of my favorite scrapbook magazines and flipped through the page. And there it was staring me in the face, an inspiration!!! I took a layout that caught my eye and made a card out of it. A "scraplift with a twist"!!! Who knew?!?!?

Here's the layout inspiration --->Inspiration came from Creating Keepsakes February 2007 - Layout by: Diana Lyn C. McGraw

Here's the card I made --->Happy Everything ~ Supplies Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned Papers: Sandy Lion (Floral Crochet Blue) and Paper Pizzazz (Brown Diamonds); Ribbon: Basic Grey; Hardware, Stamp (Mixed Greetings), Brown Ink, Coluzzle Circle Cutter: Stampin' UP! ~ Technique used: I applied ink on make-up sponge and rubbed it all over my card for a vintage look. NOTE: I used the metal hardware on the right side of the greeting to draw attention to it, much like the photo on my layout inspiration.

Food for Thought: Sometimes in life, the not so obvious may give us the answer that we may be looking for. Don't always go for the safe bet. Challenge yourself. Take a risk. Do the unexpected. You'll never know what there lies to be discovered.

Here's my challenge for you: Take this same layout and make a card. Take any element from it and use it as your inspiration. When you're done, email me your card and I will be happy to post it here. Depending on what life brings me, I may have several challenges through the month and all the participants will get a chance to win a nice surprise goodie pack from me. A WINNER will be announced on the 15th of every month.

Email me if you have any questions!

So are you ready for the challenge?

What are you waiting for??

Go make a card!!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Second Change.....Third Column!

HAH! At long last I added a third column to my blog. I hope you don't ask me how I did that....'cause honestly, I don't even know how I did it. I read a bunch of different sites {look at the sidebar for some helpful links} then I read and deciphered my own template's HTMLs. God knows how I figured that one out, but I did. Sometimes I think I'm a geek deep-down! LOL!

So, here you go a third column on my blog. Not sure how I like it yet. It seems too cluttered. I need to add more color, I know, then maybe post some photos. Yeah, that should do it!

Maybe tonight I'll go create something again and post. I have nine projects waiting to be photographed and submitted, so I can't show you those yet. But I have others that I can share and hope to get you creating as well.

Well, stay warm guys. I am! Lots of snow and so sunny here. How about by you?


My First Change.....NEW Banner!

Ok so I have a new banner. I had fun making this in PhotoShop. Do you like it?

I'm still making more changes to my blog. I found this great site for Blogger Tips and Tricks. Look at my sidebar if you want to take a look. As you can see, it is way past my bedtime. But that site has wealth of information! Told hubby at 10pm, I will be joining him in a few minutes. That was 196 minutes ago!!! Hee....

I was considering getting a different type of blog.....but Blogger is FREE! With just a little more reading and research, I can make this blog looking just the way I want it. So let's see where this journey takes me... Care to come along?

If you have any questions about blogging, just post your questions here and I will try to answer them myself or at least point you to the right direction. Just make sure to come back and read the comments for my response.

Love yah!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pardon My Dust

Hello Friends!

Just to let you know, that in the next

coming days....



Several, days, weeks, and months...

I will be making changes to my blog!

Good changes.

I will have more projects

blog candy


other things

that will inspire


and your senses!

So if you notice something



will know why!

So make sure to come visit me often!

You just never know what I will cook up!


Monday, January 14, 2008

Gift Card Give-Away Winner!

And the WINNER is:


Please email me your address so I can mail these to you! Thanks for playing along..... ENJOY!!!

Another Shout Out ~ Di!

This one is for Di Hickman!!! Another blog friend of mine. She was mentioned in ScrapScene today!

Way to go Di!!!! Keep up the inspiration for us all!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thank you Robin!!

Robin, one of my blog friends awarded me with this! She said I was one of her TOP 10 Blog inspirations out of 190 that she reads! I am so honored!

Thank you Robin, you made my day!

Friday, January 11, 2008

RAK: Posting Frenzy

Look at what I've been making? Springie little gift-tags. Want some? Post your comments on this post about anything and I'll have Connor pick a lucky winner on Monday. So check back then to see if you've won!

These are so adorable and makes me forget that it's still winter.

Each card has different sentiments:

"happy joyful birthday"
"my heart is with you"
"thanks for making me smile"
"twinkle, twinkle, little star, darling baby here you are!"
"happy today, happy tomorrow, happy everything"

Give these as a present for someone special or keep for yourself!


Also, don't forget to check


for some scrapping and stamping stuff!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!

Everything is under a $1

Hey Guys,

Don't want you to miss out on some scrapbooking and stamping supplies I have


Make sure to go check it out....everything is under a $1!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Go To Bed Jozzie!

What is it with the new year that the re-arranging bug has got me big time. Has it you?!? I mean here's me in the midst of re-arranging my Art Room then I had to go putzin' with my Blog. I must have changed colors and everything for gabillionth time. Do you know how many zeros there are in gabillionth?!?!? Anywhoooo, I sat here for at least two hours and this is what I came up with. Ho-hum! I know. But I really should be going to bed, don't you think?!

Ok, so good night all!


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Holy Scrap!!!

Take a look at this!!!

Now, this is what I call one pile of scrap!!!!

I had originally stored them in Sterlite containers by SU! color family. I took them all out and didn't realize I've collected this much! IT'S INSANE!!! Lots of odd shapes and in at least 60 different colors! I can't believe I stored all of these all this time! I should have charged them mortgage!!!

So what I did is just kept a few (like 4 strips at the most) of each color and put each color in page protectors. Then I put all the like shades in one hanging folder....like all reds in one, yellows in another. Get the idea? I'm not sure if I'll keep them there though. It's still a work in progress. I have to just wait and see how I like that system.

I'll keep you all posted. Meanwhile, when you get a chance, check me out on, eBay! Since I'm cleaning out my Art Room, there may be something there you like..... Hope to see you there!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Missing My Blog Friends!

You guys, thanks for stopping by and dropping me some sweet notes. January started off with a bang for me.

My daughter started her traveling volleyball season again. Yesterday was her first tournament.....new coach, new players, the girls won one game out of 5? 6? I lost count! Heck we were up from 4 am and she was still playing at 4pm!!!! Talk about grueling! I'm sure within a few weeks, the girls will be doing better. They have another tournament this weekend.

Today, it's some 60 degrees here! That is HOT for this time of year. It's that global warming stuff! LOL!

My room is half-way decent. I can't wait to get it all done! I'm thinking I need a die-cut machine. Do you have one? Tell me what kind you have and how you like it. And if you can have any type of die-cut machine, what would you get? I need any input you can provide. I have thought and debated about this issue for so many years and I can't justify buying one. 'Cause as you all know, you can't stop with the machine alone. There goes the diecuts, then the folders, then the storage, then more diecuts. Next thing you know, I'm getting a second mortgage to afford all these toys. So what do you think???

Ok, I need to do some grocery shopping then off I do with more organizing here.

Hope you all have a great one! DD2NJOY ~ have a safe and fun trip to Jamaica! We were there for our honeymoon many years ago and I loved it!!!!

Take care all!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Sorry guys I've missed you all! I have been re-doing my Art Room and I'm buried in scraps and scraps of stuff. I have you all in my thoughts though --- EVERY single day! I swear #@!$*&%!!!! LOL!

I want to take a picture of my new room once it's all done, but I still have a few more days to go.

What have you guys been up to? Leave me a post so I can catch up....

Love you guys and hope 2008 has been great for you so far....