Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

It is insanity in Michael's right now. The store is trashed every night, and if I find too many more coffee cups with cold coffee still in them, I'm going to scream. There is a Starbucks and Borders very close by. I had a lady leave her travel mug from home at my register once, still full of coffee. *ugh*

Things I am obsessed with right now:

Lady Gaga

Farmtown and Farmville on Facebook

Making things from Felt

Eclipse Exotic Mint Gum that has cardamom in it (gives a slight spice hint)

Coke Zero

Telling people I'm sick of Christmas and it's not even Thanksgiving yet. (which is silly but it gets a laugh out of people)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Etsy Shop LIVE!

My Etsy shop is official!


There is only the one card on there right now, but I'm workin on that.

So I'm making these funny little cupcakes...

I obviously have to work on the not making them lopsided part. =)

I originally wanted to make little felt animals, but then I saw the "recipe" for the cupcakes and altered it a little...

For some reason my camera and computer aren't communicating correctly, I am going to have to do a little internet IT.

I purchased a ElegantWriter by Speedball yesterday, the fine point one. It looks like you're using a nib without the mess.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009

Oh hey! I have a blog, don't I? (at least that is how I'm feeling right now) I feel guilty to have neglected my blog, and I don't really have anything to show for it. I've acumulated some Halloween scrapping supplies, but have not gotten around to printing the pictures. (damn procrastination)

That will be my latest project to take on, hopefully I can kick myself into doing it soon. I also want to put in a CTMH order soon, as well as a Partylite show.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October 17, 2009

I am so ashamed of myself. I have worked on three pages in the last month, and I haven't finished them. Sure, I started a new job at Michaels, but otherwise I've done nothing. I'll post pics of what I have so far. I kind of worked on my Cedar Point trip from this summer. I still wish I could remember what the font was I used at Melissa's. *sigh*

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009

I am so friggin cold!!!!
Scrapbooking hasn't been done yet, thinking I may get on that tomorrow (I hope)

Sorry about all the procrastination!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I promise I didn't fall off the face of the earth, just off the face of the internet. I've been so busy with my new job and fighting with the old one, and having classes on Tuesdays... *sigh* I'll hopefully get some scrappin done Wednesday night with Melissa!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 29, 2009

I am stuck without my car and I wish I had brought some scrapbooking stuff with me. grrr.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I should be Scrapping...

I know, I should be scrapping. I have a million pictures to do and I feel like I don't have what I want to do them with.

I think I'll try digging into my Cedar Point pics.

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

I take too many pictures of weird stuff. LOL
(I took pictures of the shiawassee fair, rides and the pretty clouds in the background.)

Here is the project I did for Joe, he was thrilled, but pretended he wasn't. LOL

I started working on my cedar point pages, and now I have wedding cards to make, ima go to it!

Craziness to a new power.

I was just informed of the wedding date of a good friend of mine: September 19, 2009. The bigger shocker: I'm the maid of honor. *gulp*

Talk about crunch time baby!!!!!

Don't think I'm not honored, I am!
I am merely pointing out the frantic state that I am about to enter. LOL

Forgive me for going AWOL, but I think I'm about to again. I'll make up for it, I promise.

Life Lessons

I received this in an email and wanted to share.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind
.17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie . Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
34. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood.
37 All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
38.. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39 If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'dgrab ours back.
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
43. Yield.
44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009

I started a wedding blog so I wouldn't bombard everyone with my planning and frustration. LOL http://joeandmelissawedding.blogspot.com/

I'm working on stupid sock creatures, and an idea that I found on brides.com. They said go to a photo booth and take pics of the two of us and then write I can't wait to marry you on it. I'm going to adapt that a little...

I'm going to take three pictures of us that I already have and scrap them onto a little pictures strip and write I can't wait to marry you on it. I'm going to scrap at Melissa's later, I expect to do this little project tonight.

I'm off to print pictures and do more wedding plans.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I received my copy of the new catalog today!!!! I am soooo effin excited it's not funny!!!

It has a bit different feel to it, but I think it's easier to look at and read.

There are some great new embellishments and I am so excited to share it with everyone!!!

There is also Studio J design software that I am learning about, and I will be so excited to try it!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10, 2009

This last week on vacation was perfect!!!

We had a great time, did lots of walking, and Joe and I are engaged. He proposed to me on the Lake Michigan Overlook at The Project. The Project is a big DTE thing between Ludington and Pentwater and they have a nice little overlook spot where you can see the water coming back out into Lake Michigan. It's a great sunset spot.

I have at least 200 pictures that I need to sort, fix, and print to start scrapping!!!!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Pictures from Past Pentwater Trips

Here are some pictures from 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of my trips to Pentwater as a little kid... Some of the places in the pictures are in Ludington, MI.

The view from "The Project" looking onto Lake Michigan
Walking to Big Sable Lighthouse

Big Sable Lighthouse

Joe buidling a sand castle at Secret Beach

Beach at Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater, MI

Sunset on the Pier at Pentwater

Playing mini golf at Rinaldi's

Eating Bear Burgers at The Brown Bear Pub

Cenzo's Market- we made almost a nightly trip for random items

July 27, 2009

Holy Crow! Where did the time go? Sorry I've been missing again!

Here is a project I whipped up for a bride to be. The box has her new last initial on it, and there are little thank you note cards inside.
The G is a punchout letter I found in my CTMH goodie box I shared with Melissa and I random stamped the stamp I used for my little theme.
The leaf stamp was from the Treasure Life stamp set that was a stamp of the month back in either September or October. It is my absolute favorite stamp set.
I used Desert Sands, Olive, and Smokey Plum inks for this project.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Sorry I've been a bit on the absent side. I've been taking time away from everything I surround myself with in hopes to take an objective look at everything in my life.

To make up for my short absence, I have some pics to post

I haven't really worked on any layouts lately, but Wednesday I'll be going over to Melissa's for a free crop. All are invited, pop over to Stamp*Crop*Create to contact her about details.

I am going to do a 3x3 box and cards to go in it. I got my idea from Melissa of course!

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009

Wow, I feel like June hit me over the head with a blunt object as it was running away from me.

Sorry I've been MIA...

I've seen Transformers Revenge of the Fallen twice, I saw The Hangover (very vulgar, but very funny) and Harry Potter is just around the corner. I want to see Public Enemies but Joe doesn't want to, so I'll have to find someone else to go with me... I seem to have problems sitting through movies by myself. I fidget too much, and then I get bored and leave.

Anyway, I'm working on some cards to take to the Byron Craft Show before the fireworks next Saturday. Valerie got back to me and I think we're going to do a booth together.

I've been playing too much Rollercoaster Tycoon (I'm still addicted to the first one)
I've also been reading too much (I re-read the Twilight Saga, AGAIN)

I'll get to posting some pictures soon

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3, 2009

I decided today my post would be pictures of past work I've done. I realized I didn't have much in the way of artwork for my blog. Today I'm trying to make some cards to take to the craft show in Fenton, Michigan tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I laughed, and then laughed some more

So I tweeted across this:

And the best part was the FAQ.

"Q: How do you ensure your representatives won't be Raptured.

A: Actually, we don't ensure it, they do. Each of our representatives has stated to us in writing that they are atheists, do not believe in God / Jesus, and that they have blasphemed in accordance with Mark 3:29, negating any chance of salvation."

Holy Crow.

Isn't this illegal? *sighs and shakes head*

Scents Retiring

I don't know if any of you are into PartyLite, but I thought I'd post the retiring scents list just in case. I am still a PartyLite consultant, and I recognize the need to offer opportunities when they arise.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I decided that my twitter followers will receive 10% off their order- cuz that's how I roll!


June 30, 2009

June, where did you go? I miss you already.

I'm ashamed of myself for June. I accomplished almost nothing. LOL

I did get a page done today. I used Bella paper and stickease, and a felt piece that was one of the challenges for June.

I also caught a rainbow with my phone, I wish my phone would zoom =(

I've been working a lot lately, covering everyone's vacation at the pet store. You can kind of see part of the store in the rainbow pic. =)
I'm putting in my first order tomorrow. It's short of my goal, but I'm not going to get upset over it, I'll get my sales where I want them to be.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 27, 2009

June has totally slipped away on me.

My deadline I made for myself is July 1st, I'll be putting in my first order then. I'm about $100 away from my goal of $300.

I've gotta talk up the stamp of the month (which I'm in love with). You've Got Flair is a great paisley set that you can get for free when you spend $100. The price goes down for every $25 you spend under $100.

I promised myself to get some stuff done before work today, but I have a splitting headache and I can't bear to look at the computer screen much longer. =*(

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hot Hot Hot

It's so hot. There are no adjectives to describe this heat. I have no air.

On a positive note;

my Vista Print order came today. They said shipping was 21 days, I think it took a week, maybe not even that. I have a pen, 250 business cards, a stamp and 3 window clings. I paid $20 for all of it, including the shipping. I would have just paid shipping, but I didn't like the free window clings they had, so I paid for the super cool looking ones. As soon as I put it on my car I'll take a picture of it. =)

Wha'ts All That Tweeting About?

I know, I know, Twitter sounds so silly, right? Wrong. Think about it.

You’re excited about the project you’re working on, and you want others to feel your excitement. You just got in your goodie box, or CTMH (or insert other company here) is starting a great new promotion or sale. You don’t want to write a whole blog post about it.

Twitter limits you to 140 characters at a time. Short. And. Sweet. Problem sovled.

That, my friend, is your answer right there. Anyone anywhere can look for specific keywords in what you’re tweeting about. The possibilities are endless.

I tweet, do you?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More on Following

We all love followers. It is natural in life and in the blog world. To follow up that post from earlier, I decided to mention a few other give aways for following a blog.

Melissa Burch
Barbara Otten

I'll keep updating this list as I find em!!!

June 23, 2009

Cedar Point was spectacular. It was very hot, and I'm sunburnt, but it was well worth it.

I tweeted all day from Cedar Point. It was fun. www.twitter.com/staticmissi

I took my phone (even though I was terrified it would fall out of my pocket) and took some great pictures. Pretty soon I'll get them printed and make some pages with them. (Not looking forward to editing them and sending them off to the printer, my printer isn't really a photo printer)

I'm a procrastinator. That shouldn't say anything about my projects, that's just who I am as an artist. LOL I put something off and put something off because I feel like I don't have just the right tools to complete something in the exact manor that I want.

Do You Follow?

Did you ever wonder what it means to be a follower of a blog?

I'm sure you've seen the little mini-pictures on the sidebars of many blogs including mine and wondered what it means to "follow" them.

Let me tell you how I think of it.

Do you follow any band? How about a movie star, someone whom you'll go see at the theater no matter what the reviews were? Well, if you are, then you are a fan.

To me, that's what having your name or picture posted as a follower of a blog means, it means you are a fan of that blog. What happens if you do sign on to follow a blog?
Absolutely nothing.
You don't get emails or notifications or even blog posts sent to you. You just get whatever name and picture (or none at all) that you want to show publicly set in a special place on the blog you are following. Now that's nice isn't it?

It's like saying "I like your blog."

Now if you follow my particular blog, Snips N Scraps Papercraft, you get entered in a drawing for a goodie box made by me. It will probably be a mixture of supplies and premade gifts.

Every month I will post the winner and that person can contact me and let me know where to send their gift. Easy, right? So look for the Follow link on the right hand side bar and sign up today .

Monday, June 22, 2009

Early Mornin and Exciting Day

So I am up well before I need to be, that usually happens when I know I have to get up for something less than 7 hours before I go to sleep. It's annoying, but it happens.

I'm working on a sentamental page before I leave the house. Grandma Jesse. I miss her dearly and I found a level 1 page to reflect what reminds me of her. I'll have to leave here pretty soon, but I made some good progress on it.

I work a lot this week, so my postings may be few. I'll post the pic when I'm done with the layout either later tonight or tomorrow. =)

I'm off to Cedar Point, hopefully I won't crash exhausted too early in the evening. LOL

Thursday, June 18, 2009

grads, prayers, and fundraisers

I'm with my friend working on Graduation cards for the upcoming open houses to attend this weekend.

I would also like to put out a prayer request for Virginia and her family. Virginia is awaiting biopsy results and may have to undergo surgery. Please pray for healing and strength! Thanks!

Also, I'm going to be doing a PartyLite fundraiser to help with the cost of the doctors bills for Virginia, they do not have insurance. 50% of all profits will go directly to Virginia to pay bills.

Choices for the fundraiser are:

Votive sampler which includes a dozen votives and a holder for $20
available scents (six of each)
champagne pear and tuscan vineyards
grapefruit fresh and strawberry rhubarb
acai berry mist and hinoki steam

Pair of Mini barrel jars for $20
available scents:
french vanilla and essence of lavender
seaside mist and calm waters
strawberry rhubarb and mulberry
bamboo mist and mango tangerine

Bestburn Tins for $15
available scents:
french vanilla
seaside mist
strawberry rhubarb

either e-mail me or call me =) Thanks!!!!!

Fall Camp

We're doing a fall camp to scrap and have fun! We're also having problems with the registration form. Here goes nothin'


I don't know if you'll need a google account to open it, but let's give it a try!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Items and Kindness

So at some point last week fancyMelissa and I decided to a little friendly competition in talking to strangers. We pushed on our comfort zones a little, but probably not as much as we could have. I'm saying we cuz I really mean me. =) I talked to five people about being a consultant, but that is because they asked me why I was asking them if they scrapbooked. I went about it a little wrong. It's harder to tell them why they want to be interested when they tell me they aren't scrapbookers.

I <3 Havi. http://www.fluentself.com/blog/stuff/unexpected-kindness/ I promise you'll look at marketing a little different.

June 17, 2009

I awoke to torrential rain at least twice this morning...

For such a gray day, it's still pretty. I wish it was thunderstorm gray though, those days make the best pictures because everything is so green compared to the dark sky...

Here is a pic of the sunflowers I'm making for Jaz's wedding. I really hope she likes them.
I used stamps and then cut them out and assembled them.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009

Today is another gorgeous day.

Beware of "free prints" from stores, there is probably a catch.

I'm trying to do Meijer, and they're trying to charge me for my "50 free prints" because I want to pick them up in the store.

They also want to charge me to ship them to my house. I am leary of having prints shipped to me, the mail isn't always kind to things that shouldn't be bent.

I'll try CVS again... *sigh*

I don't mind paying for my pictures, I just wanted the free ones, well, because they are free.

I need to take more pictures. I've never been a huge picture taker. I want to take pics at Cedar Point, but that sounds like a bad idea, ya know, with the roller coaster thing and all...

I'm still working on wedding favors, sorry. (I'll do some serious scrappin' this week and post pics, I promise. There will have to be a Father's Day card in the works too...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Printer Ink

I occasionally read Smart Money in an effort to change my wanton ways in spending. LOL

July 2009 issue has a great article on page 86; Printer Ink's Murky Math by Anne Kadet.

It talks about how we buy the cheaper printer, but we end up spending three times that printer's cost in ink within three years of purchase. HP takes a big hit when you buy the printer, but they make millions off of the ink sales to make up for it. Anne says that Kodak is probably one of the most economical, despite the actual printer being a little more pricey.

That almost makes me mad enough to throw my printer out the window and buy a nicer one.

Would you like to save now, or later?


I was very hesitant about Twitter at first, thinking I wouldn't like it.

Tim Brownson did a post on trying Twitter, and I decided to follow along.

I am really into it now, I find all kinds of people that have all kinds of things and advice to offer.

My biggest tip to the tweeters out there: Put up a picture of you!!! Some people will not follow you if you have no picture!!

Business Cards

Just a little side note really-

Business cards are a perfect way to show your creativity in a nutshell!

Just grab the perferated kind that you pop in your printer, print desired text on it, and stamp and distress it, embellish it, or whatever else you can dream up to show that your business is a creative one.

If you don't want to print them yourself, use your desired printing company, and as soon as they come in, add a little something to them to make them pop!

June 15, 2009

Wow, June is already half over! When did that happen?! Sorry no post for a few days, I've been all over the place.

I did ask some random people if they scrapbooked.

Most of them said no, but they knew people who did scrapbook. I asked them to give them my card. I know, that is not the best way to do it, but I'm not comfortable enough yet to ask someone for someone else's name and phone number.
That feels a little sleazy to me. (I'm not saying that's what it is, but that's what it feels like.)

My creative juices are definately getting tapped. My friends decided they wanted to scrapbook with me and I let them use all my CTMH stuff. It's like having a gathering without the selling part. They both definately want to order things, they're just not financially able to right now.

I am doing some wedding favors for a friend's upcoming wedding. I'm excited because she is going to let me advertise on the bottom of the favor buckets.

Sure, that's a lot of crafting to do, but not only am I enjoying it, I'm advertising for free and doing a favor for my friend, the bride to be. Everyone wins!

I'm also trying to make a small pet brag book to put on the bulletin board in the pet store I work in. I want people to look at it and say Oooo, I want one! Then they look at the back and say, oh, I can make one myself! Or oh, this person can make one for me!

I'm sure there was more I had to say, but I can't remember it now.

I work six days this week, a fluke of everyone needing vacation. I will try and post at least every other day. Joe's Grandma is in town as well. Gotta lose to Grandma at a few games of cards. =)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Business Building

Being in direct sales is not about you. It is about your customer and all the great things you have to offer to them.

Instead of saying

"Hey, I started my own business, will you have a show for me?"

you could say,

"I have some great things to share with you. How would you like to receive..."

Which would you be more responsive to?

Instead of assuming people know what you're talking about, tell them what you're talking about.

There are so many people in the world and I'll bet ya at least 89% have no idea what you're talking about. Offer up those opportunities!!!

Get excited and believe in what you're saying!!!


Yesterday's unit meeting was great fun. Lots of Woohoos and laughs.

We played a name game where Michelle picked two people to stand on either side of a raised quilt and when the quilt was dropped they had to say each other's names out loud. Whoever said the other's name first got to take that person to their team. Whoever had the most people on their team by the end won.
It sounds like a silly game, but we had lots of fun, and it helped me remember some names. =)

We also tried to comb our hair without our elbows lol (Michelle was trying to get us to realize we need eachother)

Today I'm going to work on some layouts with the CTMH Level 1 Bella kit. I have some great pictures of me with my grandma that I'd like to crop.

I'm also going to my best friend's partylite show and taking 7 layer bean dip. I'm going to take CTMH stuff with me for after the show part. Hopefully I can pique some interest!!!

(yes, I am a partylite consultant too, but that is winding down and the consultant and my friend scheduled this date and told me about it. It's all good.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I'm excited to meet the challenge that fancyMelissa and I issued each other.

We were talking about how it is hard to go up to strangers and ask them about CTMH. We decided to talk to as many people about the great opportunities as possible!!

I hope we both do very well and get lots of bookings! I try to talk to someone new every day anyway, but I will stick it into hyper drive!


If you'd like to be part of my layout club, I'll send you a new layout idea sheet every month. It tells you exactly what you need and where to put it. (or you can change it up and alter the pattern)

The only requirement to be part of the club is hold a gathering or attend a workshop. Or, refer someone to me that hosts a gathering. =)

My calendar is filling up, but I still have a few choice spots in July. Let me know when you'd like to have yours!

June 9, 2009

I keep thinking that today is really tomorrow, but that the date is yesterday. I don't know what triggered my brain to think it was Wednesday, but the 8th. It is a little disorienting.

I'm going to do a little organizing tonight, tomorrow I'm going to scrap with Denise for a little while before I go to my first CTMH unit meeting. I'm really excited to meet with everyone!!!!

I'll probably get together the papers and photos I want to use tomorrow, that way I'm not wasting half my day deciding what to do with what. (plus it will make me look more organized and professional when I go to scrap with Denise, then she'll be more gungho about having a gathering) lol

I'll post some pictures if I have time tomorrow night =)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lazy Sunday in a proactive fashion

Sundays are a funny kind of day, especially since all the things I'd like to do involved places that are either closed on Sunday, or close very early on Sunday. I don't mind too much, I'll just do other things!

Working on bookmarks and business cards today!

I'm really excited about the unit meeting on Wednesday!

I'm also excited to play softball later with my best friend since we were little kids. (If the weather holds)

I'll post pictures of my bookmarks after they're finished =)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen

My friend's birthday is on Wednesday, and we are celebrating today. Here is the card I made, I used CTMH Moon Doggie paper, and stamps from Endless Friendship, Fringed Phrases, Treasured Life.


Thursday, June 4, 2009


You'll notice that sometimes my titles don't make any sense. (and maybe sometimes I don't make any sense..)

I am a firm believer that titles are for conformists, but since I can't post to my blog without a title, I am making up random ones if I can't find something in the post to use as the title. So WHOOOWHACHA it is... (kind of a karate sounding sound) LOL

I've been doing a lot of soul searching and decision making. My blog is going to do some changing around, and I've decided to stick to my one Twitter account. twitter.com/staticmissi

I'll be making ongoing changes in my online life, and my real one. CTMH is probably what I needed to jump start myself in the right direction.

Kit Came

My kit came yesterday! I was so excited when I opened the box and the purple tissue paper. The UPS guy probably thought I was nuts. LOL

I am thinking of doing a workshop in the first full week of July, everyone will be back from vacation hopefully. I was told of a place that lets out space for free (which would be totally awesome!) I'm going to look into that tomorrow.

I'm putting together an order that I will probably turn in by the end of next week. This is going to replace my first gathering, everyone seemed to be very busy this next week.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Goals and Degrees

Yay, I just earned my CTMH bachelor's degree. It only took me a couple of days with my gung-ho excitement.

My first goal for my new business is to talk to at least one new person every day about the CTMH opportunities.

DIY mini album

This is a great project aired on PBS and made with CTMH level 1 products!

I am thinking about doing a workshop on this sometime in the near future... Go check out this project and many others on Close To My Heart TV ----> CTMHTV
I'm having a yard sale this weekend!!!
Thursday 11-4, Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-4, Sunday 11-6 (weather permitting of course)

14278 South Barnes Rd between Beard and Lovejoy. I have a Byron (Michigan) address, but I'm about five miles from Byron and 5 miles from Cohoctah.

I'll have toys, books, clothes (child and adult), candles, craft supplies, pet stuff, and other household items, as well as general knick knacks that need to go.

I might be up and at it before 11 am, but Thursday, Friday and Saturday I have to wrap it up as close to on time as possible, work and birthday parties to attend. Please let anyone else know that you think might be interested, I gotta get rid of this stuff!!!!

I wanted to post a link to a map, but Google isn't cooperating and I have a headache. lol

Monday, June 1, 2009

Garage Sales and workshops

I am planning a Garage Sale for this weekend, crafting supplies, candles, clothes, books, and probably a bunch of other odds and ends. More details to come soon.

I will be hosting a Stamping workshop either late this month, or early next month.
It will probably be in the Okemos area, I was thinking about checking into empty spaces at the mall, or seeing if the food court will let us set up on a few tables. I want to make attending as cheap as possible. This will also mean that I want lots of people to attend, but not so many that it seems more like a class than a workshop. More to come on this too.

I was tweeting and I found that CVS is doing up to 50 free prints when you sign up for their picture sharing thing. Free pictures is always good times. http://www.cvsphoto.com/home.aspx

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Treasure Box

Here is a treasure box I'm working on, it's not quite done yet, but here's the lid.

I'm kind of upset that I had a few discolored spots, but that's probably because there was construction paper involved with glue. Forgot how that works out. I'll find something to cover those spots up =)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Upcoming projects

Almost forgot in all my excitement!!!

I'm going to be making a folded paperbag book, and a mini desktop calendar soon! I'll keep you posted on when those will appear at my site!

Excited Is An Understatement

I am uber excited to be part of Melissa Burch's CTMH team!

My kit is on it's way, UPS sent me the e-mail today.

I'm planning my first gathering that Melissa is going to help me with. I'm thinking of a restaurant in Howell.

June 30, Melissa is having a Stamping 101 at her house from 6:30 to 8:30.
Click here for details!!!

The month of June is going to be awesome! Deal-a-day is going to be running 23 hours a day throughout the entire month. There will be a new deal every day! As soon as I get my CTMH website up and running, I'll post the link.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coolest gift tag ever!!!

Well, maybe not THE coolest, but it is certainly up there on my list!

Great stamping and embellishing techniques that are useful for almost any project.


A little note while watching different videos at scrapbook.com----> use a large hole punch to make waves on the edge of paper!!!

Workin On A Plan

I've been wracking my brain trying to make my website as easy and accessible as possible. I reverted to using as little to distract as possible in hopes that I won't deter anyone from purchasing. At this point I think I will offer free shipping for a while. Especially if someone is only going to order one thing and shipping won't cost me much of anything anyway.

I really wanted to go to the crop this weekend, but I do not have $25 to put into it. I am trying very hard to justify the investment to start CTMH. I really, really want to, but there are so many places that my money should be going, not to mention that there is an obvious lack of money all together. *sigh*

On a different note, it is so humid that pictures are sagging in their picture frames and my tracing paper is turning wavy... Summer is decidedly here. May the barbecues and merry making ensue!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Sorry very distracted- I'll come back later and write a real post like I intended.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yay for Personality Test, you got it right!

My personalDNA Report

Nothing to do with paper?

So I was browsing through blogs, cuz I can't sleep, and there is a movie poster for New Moon
I typed Noo Mewn first, and I am giggling madly out loud, maybe it will scare off the june bugs at my window.

Go see the yumminess for yourself.

You'll find that I am going to be unabashedly honest here, well, because I'm sick of stepping around land mines that are really kittens with sharp claws.
I also sound a lot better in my head that outside of it.

I'm not always very worried about sounding funny, well, because I've been sounding funny my whole life, and two shrinks have both thought that I didn't sound that funny to them.

I promise, there will be papercrafting related stuff in this at some point. I'm just too muddled to know what is what when I am hacking and can't see the screen straight.


So first I wanted a website, and then I wanted a business, and then I wanted a business website, but we don't always get what we want, do we?

My site is under construction, but you can visit it here:

I am sick and hopefully will be back in action tomorrow. I do have to work my part time job after all.