Stand Out

One can always Stand Out in the crowd, especially if you use the Crate Paper Storyteller Stand Outs.One a layout that I completed using the We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8's, on the bottom left and the center of the layout I used the Crate Paper Storyteller, Stand Outs. They help give that added dimension in a nice subtle way.

 With my card using the Lucky 8's again and Scrap Happy exclusive Banana Split cardstock I centered the flower with another Crate Paper Stand Out. It made of a nice touch.

When  I worked on my 
next card and I used 
some of the 6 x 6 Storyteller pad as the background papers behind the Stand Out to give the card a whole cohesiveness. I also edged the card and the cardstock pieces with  Scrap Happy exclusive  Jellybean Green Ink.

I was a busy bee, I tell ya.
With the next card. I used Scrap Happy Orange Fizz Cardstock for the base of the card and Crate Paper Storyteller 6 x 6 pad for the next layer. In the Storyteller collection there is a full sheet of cardstock embellishments and on this card I decided it was time to use them to the best of my ability. I also used the Stand Outs again in the top right corner and really enjoyed the way this card turned out.

 The last two cards are not using the Stand Outs, but are both using the Crate Paper Storyteller line. I have used the Sew Ribbon on both. All products used on all these cards and 

layouts can be found at Scrap Happy Ohio, online or in the store so make sure to get down there. Or up there. Stand Out from the crowd and shop local. 

Scrap Happy can be found all over the internet and soon will be on Twitter too. Right now make sure to check them out on their online store , their blog , and Facebook.

Until the next time. Have a WONDERFUL week. 


Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


I received an AWARD

I received an AWARD 

Danielle, from EcoScrapbook recently gave me the Liebster Blog Award (OMG,thank you, Danielle!) and now it's my turn to share some blog love'in. 

If this award is new to you, it's basically a way to grow our crafting community and let others know about smaller bloggers with less than 200 followers. So here are the crafters I came up with, out of the hundreds I follow....

Susi - SillyShySushi -  Susi is AWESOME! I met her a couple of years ago, by chance on The Scrap Beach. For those of you that know that I am talking about there is a community site called the Scrap Beach. Anyhow. She was not certain how to do something on Blogger, I had made a comment and from there we have become pretty good friends. I would like to say hello and that I can not believe how far we have both come from that point.

Vanessa(Nessy) -  Nessy's Notes - I met Nessy online through her blog. I believe she was the first person to ever make a comment on my blog as  her's was one of the very first I started to follow. She has been a great source of inspiration and she is always there for a pick me up when I am down. Thank you for befriending me along the way. 

Ginny - Bearcub's Scrap Room - Its funny the things you remember and the things that go by the way side. Ginny and I met on her blog. She was planning a project for her son that involved getting crafty friends from all of the 50 states to help. I offered to help from here in Ohio and our friendship bloomed from there. We keep in touch regularly and I am blessed to have met so many wonderful people.

Sian - One and Only Design - I have recently started to follow Sian. Her designs are wonderful and I just happened to come across her work on WOYWW. The biggest thing that has me in awe right now is the dress form that she made. Make sure to check out her stuff. 

Rita - RMG Creations - Give her a container and she will turn it into something. I have been following Rita for a little bit now and have come to realize that she likes to alter or upcycle containers. What a fabulous way to keep recycling crafty. She too is another WOYWWer. 

If you are not you definitely should follow along with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday's WOYWW

If you chose to accept the award, the rules are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave the award.
2. Link back to their blog.
3. Post the award onto your own blog.
4. Choose 5 new recipients with fewer than 200 followers.
5. Let each of them know about the award.

WOYWW #160 Better late than never

So I'm a little late this week, but like I always say. Better late than never right? I was down with a migraine ALL day yesterday and just couldn't pull myself to the computer to make a post. I should have just done it the night before, but we all know how that goes too. 

Earlier this week I picked the reddest strawberry ever out of my garden and just had to show everyone. I couldn't get over how red it was.

And as the week went on I was again busy like always. I think I do more now that I am a stay at home mom, then I ever did as a out of the home working mother. And to top it off, I'm in much worse health now than I ever have been before. 

She might kill me for this one, but Tuesday was my babies 15th birthday oh my word they just grow too fast.Happy Birthday Shelby Mae!

Ok, enough of that stuff. My desk. 

I made this card for one of my Stamp Set a Day cards and the card below just happened afterward. Both cards were made using the Friendship Bouquet stamp set and Pemberly paper LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! 
And then this one is using Stella paper and Always Remember stamp. Love this paper!

Now on to some design team items. I was still working with the Crate Paper Storyteller line and Scrap Happy Exclusive Orange Fizz card stock. I used the pop ups from that collection and will do another post regarding design team later today. 

Now to my desk.... I was working last night on a couple of things. This card is the 6th card in the Stamp set a day. I used A Rainbow stamp set with Dotty for You paper LOVE IT! Can you tell I love paper? Along with the paper and stamp I used the Smoothie Mini Medley for the buttons and ribbon. 

This pile off to the side is still yet more stuff I am working on. A couple of albums and more projects using Dotty for You paper!!

 Sid started to doze off so I thought it was time to call it a night. Plus he was blocking my paper trimmer.

Oh yeah, one more thing. I did get this done earlier in the day on Tuesday and figured I will end up using it on something this week. Ok. That's it for now. Have a WONDERFUL Thursday. (should have been Wednesday)



I would hate to see anyone miss out on such a wonderful sale. Make sure to stop by to shop and take advantage of this sale before the end of the month.

Also this month's stamp of the month is so cute.

There are so many things that you are able to do with this stamp. Make sure to check out on the web all the wonderful samples. 

That is all for now. Have a WONDERFUL day!


What's on your Workdesk Wednesday??? #159

Its busy as always on my desk. I'm working on a couple different things right now. The current project you see is one of my cards for Design Team for Scrap Happy Ohio. I'm using the Crate Paper, Storyteller line with Scrap Happy exclusive inks and card stock. I also have the Sew Ribbon out from We R Memory Keepers. The little box with the stripes in the top left corner. That is the explosion box that I am working on too, with the same paper line of course. 

A couple of other things keeping me busy. Here is the card that I made my dad for Fathers Day.

And at my team meeting that I attended this past weekend, we had also had a card swap.

And now a couple of girls and I are challenging ourselves. Everyday we are supposed to randomly reach in and grab a CTMH stamp set. No put backs. And use this set to make a card, layout or project to share online. This way we are using all of our sets. I thought it was such a wonderful idea I just had to join in, of course. 

Day 2

Time to go work on day 3 and finish up the work on have on my desk. Can't wait to see what everyone else is up to. Make sure to stop at Stamping-ground to see a whole lot more of these wonderfully crafty desk. Happy hump day.


Busy Day

Hello all. I have been crazy busy, like always. This week started out with my Yahoo account being hacked. But I have resolved that issue and everything should be ok now. 

I have been working on a couple card kits that have been sitting around waiting for me to complete them. Now I want to get busy planning for my upcoming, Girls day/night in. This will be in July and will be an introduction to what it is that I am doing and let you all come over and play at my home instead of needed to go out and spend money.

More details to come about that shortly.

Now on to what I have been doing the past two or so days. Last night a couple of girls and I decided that we are going to reach into our stamp sets everyday and pull out a set to use to make a card. No put backs. This way we can use all of our sets and still have a sense of surprise. 

Here is the card I came up with today using A Garden. I can't wait till tomorrow to see what one I pick. 

I don't think I post the fathers day card I made for my dad. I would love to share.

I really love the way it turned out.

One other thing until tomorrow. I had a team meeting and we had a card swap. Here are the cards that I am going to give my other sisters. 

Have a blessed night, talk with you tomorrow. 

I've Been Hacked

Just an FYI, My email account has been hacked and people are getting spam from me. If you get email within the next couple of days please double check to make sure that I have sent it before you open it. Otherwise please make sure to delete it. 

Project Inspiration - Color Ready Seam Binding


Graduation Party Invites.....Done!

 Finally got all the party invites done and in the mail. I think they turned out pretty cute, if I don't say so myself. 

This month only with every 2 sets of stamps you purchase, you will get 1 set free!  That's right - Buy 2, Get 1 free is good for another 15 days only!!!


And finally, here is another look at June's Stamp of the Month, Life is Tweet!  This limited edition stamp set is available this month only and retails for $17.95.  However, with a $50.00 stamp order (which would be a lot of stamps given the stampaganza sale!) you can add the Life is Tweet set to your cart during checkout for only $5.00.  

Don't be left out of this AWESOME DEAL. Right now, if you host a Gathering with Me. You will get an extra free set of stamps, during the month of June. Mention this post and we will get you on your way to more free stuff.


WOYWW #158

Can you believe it is that time already? I have had the craziest week so far and there is just enough time to relax. I have completed some of my Design Team items for Scrap Happy Ohio. Make sure to check them out.

In the mean time I have been working on a couple of other things. Like the card kit from Jillibean. I am a couple of months behind but that is ok. I have been busy beyond belief working on graduation party invitations, design team projects and trying to get my business off to a good start. 

Jillibean Kit

Design Team supplies

Sid my middle kitty

I will try and get more up later today, but thought I would share my WOYWW with you now. Hope you all have a blessed day.


Design Team First Week

Here is the direct link to the post that was made on Scrap Happy Ohio's blog. I am on the design team and finally got the first post up. Keep your eyes out for upcoming products, new releases and all currently carried product.

This layout is of the Moments together. Using the We R Memory Keepers, Lucky 8 punches - 

I bordered the Crate Paper - Storyteller cardstock with the  Homemade Pie (yellow) Lucky 8 punch. And with the Scrap Happy Bubble Gum Card Stock I used the Tattered Doily (purple)Lucky 8 punch. In addition to using the Lucky 8 punches for dimension, I used the Storyteller Stand Outs.


Nifty Neighbor Gifts Project Inspiration Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

Want to say thank you to a special neighbor or friend? Dress up your gifts beautifully to show how much you care. In this video we show you how to create the gift packaging featured on page 82 of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.


Almost to 100

OMG, I am so excited, I am almost to 100 followers. Once, I get to 150 followers on my blog, 250 Likes on FaceBook and 1,000 subscribers on YouTube, I will be having a giveaway! Boy, I'm demanding. 

Thank you to all my current and to all my upcoming followers. I am trying to get more content together to get it up and posted within the next couple of weeks. 

Today is my son's 19th birthday and he is graduating today also. I need to get things done for that. I will be posting more, CTMH, Design Team items for- Scrap Happy Ohio, and tutorials. Please let me know if there is anything of interest or special you would like me to show.

Talk with you soon. Again, THANK YOU!!!

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