Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This rocks...

I have been nominated as a Rockin' Girl Blogger by a couple of talented ladies Amber & Monique :) In turn here are 5 girls who are inspiring & fun...

The queen of stamping Sarah
Fellow animal lover & scrapper Kim
Scrapping pug lovers Amber , Allie & Sam

So I went shopping this weekend with my friend Megan and came home with a big bag of t-shirts which I am probably waaaaaay to old for, but how cool are they?!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Getting organized

I am the kind of scrapper that if I can't see what supplies I have to work with I either forget that I have them or more than likely, I pull them all out so I can see what I have and leave them strewn about my scrapping space. Yesterday I finally got to the point where I couldn't function anymore and with Bob's help created a system to keep all of the stuff that would accumulate on my scrapping table organized. Sure I have lots of storage in my room, but putting stuff back is next to impossible for me. Now all of my gazillion alphabets and such are hanging right above my scrapping table, all organized and I don't even have to take them down, I can just reach up and grab what I need...sounds simple enough, but boy what a huge difference this makes!

*Edit* to include a supply list...
1 24-48" expandable curtain rod with brackets in finish of your choice
30 (or however many you need) curtain rod rings with clips
I purchased the above items at Linens & Things, but I am sure Target and other stores would have them as well
2 x 3" wood blocks
2 x 3 1/2" wood blocks

Make a "T" out of the wood blocks by screwing larger block onto smaller one from the back side
drill 2 holes in larger block, 1 on either side of the longer piece that was just attatched
Attatch brackets to block...this is the stuff Bob did so I am probably not explaining it very well so here is a pic. the ceiling over my desk is at an angle, but this will also work if you want to mount it to the wall.

Mount wood blocks at desired height to wall, put on rod with clips and get organized!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

And the RAK goes to...

Thanks to the random number generator, the CHA goodies go to "eek"...just email me your addy and your stuff will be in the mail!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I'm givin' away stuff

O.k., I finally sorted through all of my CHA goodies today and I have a package of stuff to send someone's way.

Just leave me a comment and let me know what your fave new product was from CHA & Mugsy and I will pick a winner on Friday evening. Domestic only please, there is a lot of paper here and international shipping would break the bank & cut into our dog biscuit budget!

I just have to sneak this Mugsy pic. in here...isn't he snuggly!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Not the drinking kind of hangover, but the walk and look at cool stuff until you drop hangover :) I wrote an article for Craft Critique that is up now that outlines some of the trends and must-haves for fall...here a few other pics of things that caught my eye

Even Mugsy is exhausted just thinking about it all :)

On Thursday I received a big beautiful package of Hambly thanks to the girls over at One Little Word...since I had a little time this morning I just had to use some along with the new Love Elsie Lola I finally found at Hobby Lobby

Friday, July 20, 2007

Holy Fiskars!

That was the exclamation that began day 1 of my CHA adventure. My friend
Sarah and I started off at the crack of dawn to bring back reports and reviews of all of the fab new goodies for her Craft Critque blog which will have CHA reports all week long. We are definitely going back tomorrow as it was waaaaay too much to take in in one day, we even forgot to eat all day we were so excited! I will be writing an article for Craft Critique this weekend, but in the mean time here are a few quick pics of some of my favorites

Drool, drool!

Martha Stewart owns me this Halloween


That's right...mushrooms!

And my fave. pic of the day...me, Sarah and the fab-o Elsie :)

I am getting a couple of hours rest and then it's off to Barnes & Noble to pick up our copies of the new Harry Potter book and then more CHA in the morning...fun, fun, fun!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Crafty pug people rock!

So over at PugVillage a few of us crafty pug owners are participating in a craft swap. Well I got my first package in the mail today and have to share how incredibly awesome my swap partner Jill is...prepare to be jealous!

Cool felted skull keychain

To die-for fingerless black knitted gloves *sigh*

And look at this, as if it wasn't just the cutest black stripey scarf already

it's an illusion scarf...with ROBOTS!!!

A quick "Hi"...

Gotta' run for now, I will post a pre-CHA update later :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007


So how cute are these?!

I ordered them forever ago from Jennifer Murphy and had completely forgotten about them until I just went to the post office to pick up our mail that was being held and there they were in all of their felty goodness :)

They are even Pixie approved

I also had a package of 6x12 album refills and a couple of 6x12 albums. I have received several emails asking how I store my 6x12 LOs...these are made by Bazzill & I ordered them from

I just listed some vintage goodies in my Etsy shop that would be perfect for scrapping :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

On the road...

Haven't had time to update in a couple of days since Bob & I decided to take a quick trip home to Tennessee to visit family this week. We loaded the pugs up and hit the road for a few days. This is Mugsy relaxing on the way

And relaxing once we got to Franklin

Pixie just hanging out

My parent's cat who is just not impressed with the pugs

A few garden pics

Now I just need to squeeze in some time to make it over to Hobby Lobby to pick up some of the new Love Elsie goodies before we head home!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

I'm a hardcore scrapper now...

because I now own one of these...an ATG gun that I got in the mail today from framingsupplies.com So easy to use and it's Mugsy approved!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Gallery is up!

Over at zingboom & you can check out all of it's goodness here! Soooooo much inspiration & how exciting that the insanely talented Elsie Flannigan is the guest designer this month :)
Here's my stuff :)