Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Scrapbook Review

A new site has been launched called Scrapbook Review, here is what they posted about their new site
We are a group of crafters who wanted to know the real deal about new products, expensive tools and industry trends.

We report on and review everything from adhesives to trimmers to big ticket personal cutting systems. With easy and comprehensive rating systems and TSR top picks, choosing the right products to add to your stash is just a click away.

We strive to be an interactive community where all are welcome to share opinions, ideas and inspiration. We have candid articles, a monthly newsletter, lots of give-aways and commit to bring you the latest and greatest from the Scrapbooking world.

Sounds promising, check it out.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Header of the Birds and the Bird Cages are for my girl Erin.
Love ya, Mean it!

Confessions of a Shopaholic


DH took me out to dinner and a movie for Valentine's Day. We saw Confessions of a Shopaholic and it was a pleasant surprise, a really cute movie. One that he was even able to stay awake for.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bad blogger again

Not sure where the time has gone lately. Everyone has been fighting some kind of bug lately, nothing worse than having the day off from work, but being sick and not able to enjoy it.
I have started the 365 album, been taking pictures, but haven't put them in the album for the last couple of weeks.
DH has been off work the last couple of weeks....lord give me the strength... having some B/P issues and high cholesterol the Dr's are running some tests. So lucky me he decided to get some things done around the house....replaced the flooring in the laundry room $$$, painted ( a color I didn't pick out) lovely raspberry with white trim$$$ and new white doors with new door knobs, $$$$. Oh wait I almost forgot the new washer and dryer, front loading of course, MAJOR $$$$$$$$$. I remember that purchase quite well...I was at the drive thru of the local pharmacy and my cell phone rings and the lady on the other end says" I am calling to get your authorization for your husband to use your line of credit for a purchase" "OOOkkk, where are you and what purchase? actually is my wonderful husband there and if so may I speak to him?"...see we had talked about the washer and dryer and I had a hard time justifying that much $. Well wouldn't you know that Lowes was having a GREAT sale and we can save a ton of money.
Several trip to Lowes later, we have flooring to put down in the kitchen, a new light over the kitchen table, a new storm door, and a new propane fireplace. More $$$$
After all of that the dishwasher goes out, $$$$, the water heater goes out, $$$$, the water softner goes out, $$$$. Oh and best of all the furnace went out last month ( that's why he got the propane fireplace) MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR $$$$$$$$$$$
So basically I had me a little nervous breakdown, I think I need to be treated and tested for high B/P. And I am taking up a collection for bail $ for when I go to jail for murder. Since I have shared this all with you, I am hoping for some support and witnesses that will say it was totally justified!!!!!!!!!
So back to the 365 album, all of the pictures I have taken have been of... come on you can figure it out....yup a furnace, water heater, dishwasher, laundry room, fireplace, oh and the furnace guys truck in the driveway....good times, oh the memories.
Love you all, mean it and keep me in your prayers!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

When I grow up I want to be an old woman

Click on the title and follow the link

Monday, February 9, 2009

Spring Crop Retreat

Spring Crop!!!
April 17-19, 2009
At the
Comfort Inn Chesterfield
Join us starting at 9am Friday April 17th until 4pm Sunday April 19th for tons of scrappn' good times. Enjoy 24 hour access to the crop room. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the weekend.
What you get…
55 hours of non-stop crop time!
6 foot of crop space for 55 hours (room will be open & secure 24/7)
Hotel room for Friday & Saturday night (double occupancy)
Each of the rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave
Indoor pool and fitness center
WiFi Internet access
Free Breakfast Daily
Minutes from Michaels, Archiver's/Chesterfield Mall, Wal-Mart and Target. Tons of sit down and fast food restaurants available.

A $30 deposit holds your spot. Please send us your deposit by March 2, 2009. The balance will be due March 27, 2009. You may send payments if it makes it easier for you! Limited space availability. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested!

Please make checks payable to:
Karen Hays
1597 Old State Road
Beaufort, MO 63013

Contact us by phone or via email :
Erin 636-346-7150
Karen 314-974-3225

Registration Form
Spring Crop 2009

Name: ____________________________________________
Phone Number: _____________________________________
Roommate: ________________________________________
Special Requests: ___________________________________

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's Barbie's World

It's Barbie's World, we just live in it. Actually I was cleaning up downstairs in my scrapbook room and saw my Barbie tree.
and I remembered I was going to post some pictures of my Barbie tree and some Barbies for my friend Jim
These are some of my dolls I keep on a shelf in my scrapbook room. One of my favorites is the Catwoman Barbie and the India Barbie.
This Barbie case sits on top of a cabinet in my room and it holds 3 Barbies and 1 Ken and lots of clothes & shoes. I bring this upstairs when the little girls come over that we babysit ( Sophie and Anna) they have a ball with these and will play with them for hours.
These are some things I have a top of a shelf in my bedroom. My brother is kind enough to help me keep my collection growing and gives me new ornaments as gifts every year.
Love me some Barbie

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my mom. It is called a circle medallion and I followed the tutorial on the attached link, if you click on the title birthday card. She is so talented.I used swiss dots for the background, bazzill paper and a satin bow.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Wt loss

It's been a while since I have posted anything about my wt loss. So without further delay the current total is......drum roll please......23lbs and counting. That is from my last weigh in on Tuesday, 2/3/09. Since I have been sick all week and not eating much, maybe next weigh will make the 25lb mark!!!!

IRW Store now available to everyone

Now you can go to and shop for all your IRW/Xyron favorite products. You can get all the great items you have seen me carry at the scrapbook events now from the comfort of your own home. Just please put my name in as the instructor.
If there is something that you are looking for that you can't find, contact me and it be something I have in stock at home.
Enjoy this great weather we are having.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IRW Mini Supplements and crop info

Hey all you can follow the link above to see the new mini supplements from January and February. We are offering some great kits, new Fancy Pants products ( I love Fancy Pants), Cloud 9, Dream Street and Creative Imaginations products including items to alter.
Also a reminder that the deadline for early bird sign up for the Beaufort Crop around the world is coming up quick

Get ready to crop for 12 hours at
Beaufort Elementary School’s

Crop Around The World in 12 Hours

February 21st, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$35.00 before February 13th
$40.00 after February 13th
$20 for half day and students
(Space is limited this year, so register early)
Full Day price includes lunch, dinner,
contests, attendance prizes, and classes
taught by our vendors

Make checks payable to Beaufort Elementary School and mail to:
Beaufort Elementary School
Attn: Scrapbook Committee 3200 Hwy 50 Beaufort, MO 63013
or call (636)583-7744 or (573)484-3221 ext. 2035

Monday, February 2, 2009

House of 3

House of 3
This is the house that HEIDI SWAPP helped build

Magical Wishes

This new collection is being offered as some blog candy as well. She has some really pretty stuff. Click on the title for the link

Creating from the Heart!:

Creating from the Heart!: Valentine's Blog Candy!! {and more!}
Follow the link for some cute blog candy from Melissa

Super Bowl Sunday

Every store in the area was giving out 3-D glasses for a commercial that was going to air during the Super Bowl. So I whined until everyone ( yea thanks Chad) agreed to put them on so I could get a group picture. What a bunch of freaks!
I was a good day though, the weather was great, LOTS of food, laughs and even a little papercrafting squeezed in.

Trailer of Terror

Some good friends of my ( Tonya and Albert, well not so much Albert) made a video called Trailer of Terror, when they lived in West Virgina and were very bored. This will some day be a cult classic. Click on the title of this post to see the video on You Tube. I am also saving it to the left by video.
Love you guys