Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dotty For You starts TODAY and Blog Hop

The Dotty For You promotion started today! Yay! You can get yours for only $5 by ordering $35 worth of product from the Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Then, to get your creative juices flowing, you can hop onto this spectacular blog hop and see how our fabulous consultants used this paper pack.

Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Elizabeth Mindemann http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com/
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Traci Pasqualone http://scrapitraci.blogspot.com/
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.com/
Carol Loftus http://www.carolloftus.blogspot.com/
Rachel Ventura http://www.happyscrappinsquad.com/
Tamytha Jenkins http://www.paperheartist.com/
Jody Gustafson http://cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
Kim Schnoor http://www.creativehands-hearts.blogspot.com/
Vicki Price http://priceofpaper.blogspot.com/
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Amy McVey http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com/
Julia Hammond http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/
Krista Hershberger http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/
Judy Faye Garner http://judyfaye.blogspot.com/
Lori Miller http://clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://www.michelleloncar.blogspot.com/
Karen Fullam http://www.enrichingmemories.com/
Sheri Ballantyne http://sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.ca/
Michelle Johns http://www.myflightsoffancy.com/blog
Misty Jackson http://misstscraps.blogspot.com/
Judy Burger http://makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com/
Katy Donaldson Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Kristine Ponte http://www.kponte.blogspot.com/
Heather Schmuckal http://www.heatherjanedesign.blogspot.com/
Allisa Chilton http://www.rockymtnpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Jamia Bankhead http://papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Casandra Bennett http://casandra-scrappinbliss.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Decorations

I had all intentions of really going ALL-OUT this year as far as decorating for Easter/Spring but unfortunately I didn’t get it all done. It wasn’t because I ran out of time…it was more that I ran out of enthusiasm
I did manage to get some done so I will show you that. It all started when I was going into consignment shops looking for Gabrielle some suits for her play. I spied some PINK salad plates for !.50 each. Now I don’t know if that is a good price for them or not but I loved them so I snatched them up envisioning a pretty pastel table setting for Easter.
From there I found some light green plates at The Dollar Tree along with some baby blue tins that I stuffed with Easter grass and some Easter Eggs on sticks that I also picked up from The Dollar Tree.. This is what it looked like all together.

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I think they turned out pretty cute! The only problem it that I was only able to get 4 of the pink plates…that’s all they had. :( The rest of the table was decorated with a pair of bunnies I picked up from either Family Dollar or Dollar General. They were only $3.50 each and were adorable. I added some hanging styrofoam eggs (also from The Dollar Tree) to a tree my mother gave me. The Dollar Tree had some other frees also but they were smaller and I wanted something a llittle bigger.

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I put the extra eggs I had leftover into 2 pink tins that I bought from…you guessed it, The Dollar Tree. The chair covers are bunny faces but I forgot to take a picture of those.

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Remember the hurricane vases I made back in the Fall? I decorated them for Easter also. I put some plastic eggs in a glass cheese dish that I bought from Princess House years ago.

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I bought a glittery sign from Family Dollar for the wall. My intention was to make a wreath with some pastel colored eggs and hang it in the middle but I never got around to it. The carrot tree and the carrots were purchased from The Dollar Tree.
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  On the other side of the room, I put some flowers from the dollar store in a Princess House pitcher. I love the look of flowers in the home but I have a BLACK thumb so I have to go the artificial way.


I saw a great idea on Pinterest showing a chocolate bunny sitting on top of malted Easter Eggs in an apothecary jar. I did that also and every time my grandson, Davis came to visit he would stop in front of it and just drool but he never ate one.

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One night after my 3 day fast I was craving chocolate something fierce…’nuff said. So instead of chocolate easter eggs, I had to fill the bottom of the jar with Easter grass.

My last project  was another Pinterest inspiration but I can’t find the link. Using the “My Peeps” stamp set from Close To My Heart I created some “art” and put it in a black frame. I’m not 100% in love with it, I think it needs some more tweaking. Sorry about the poor quality photo…I couldn’t get a pic without a glare on it.

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Well, that’s all I finished before Easter. My china cabinet sits bare even today.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pemberley Workshop On The Go…

This Saturday is our monthly stamp club meeting. We will be creating the layout below using the Pemberley WOTG kit. It is actually the additional layout they show and the sketch for it can be found in the Magic How-To book.

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Here is my finished layout without my pictures. I took some family pictures on Easter Sunday for this layout in mind but haven’t got them printed yet. Do you want to see them?





They were all taken with my phone camera because dummy me forgot to take my good camera. I don’t know what’s going on lately. That’s the 2nd or 3rd time I have forgotten to take my camera to a family event. 

Here are some close-ups of the layout. This cute little envelope was made using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cartridge. You can put a picture in it also.

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Next month we will be creating a layout using the Lucy Workshop On The Go.


Join us on Saturday, May 12th at Crossroads Church of God to complete this layout.  You can choose to purchase the full WOTG which includes the following for $29.95.

Lucy Workshop On the Go contents

Lucy Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Lucy Workshop Stamp set ($13.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.98)
Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons ($4.95)
Bitty Sparkles ($2.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)


You can purchase the basic kit which includes all of the above except the exclusive stamp set and the instructional guide.

Lucy Paper Packet ($9.95) 

Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons ($4.95)

Bitty Sparkles ($2.95)

Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets)

Other items we will be using to create this layout:

Z1686        Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection                            $99.00

D1301       My Acrylix® Hodge Podge Alphabet                         $17.95

Z2106        Blush Exclusive Inks® Pad                                         $5.25

Z2167        Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad                            $5.25

Z2125        Grey Wool Exclusive Inks® Pad                                 $5.25

Z1294        Sanding Kit                                                                $3.50

Z697          Sponge                                                                      $1.25

Z1151        3-D Foam Tape                                                         $5.95

Y1003        2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block                                           $6.50

Y1006        3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block                                           $8.50

You can purchase all these items at my website here or if you order here by April 21st then you will eligible for hostess rewards..

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

We had the annual Joyner Family Easter Egg hunt yesterday at my Aunt Carol’s house. This has been a tradition for many years that was started by my Uncle Harold and Aunt Carol. All the kiddos love to go to the egg hunt because he always had several prize eggs with MONEY in them. I’m talking eggs with $5, $10 and $20 in them.  Heck, I was wanting to hunt the eggs also. LOL! He passed away several years ago and he is missed very much but Aunt Carol has done a great job in keeping it going along with his son, Jason.
After a delicious meal,it’s time to hide the eggs. Here are some of the kids anxiously waiting inside.
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And here they are patiently listening to the boundaries before they are let go. No…Gabrielle is not actually hunting eggs, she was just being silly and had to get in the shot.
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Here’s some pictures of Cassidy gathering eggs…I didn’t get that many of her this year. I concentrated on the grand's since Ashley wasn’t able to stay and watch. She was at the local clinic with suspected Strep throat but luckily it wasn’t.

Cassidy did find one of the $10 prize eggs but it was burning a hole in her pocket so bad, it didn't last long!

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Here’s Chandler.  I had a hard time getting pics of him because he was speeding all over the yard finding eggs.
And here he is with a basket full of eggs. I had to make him stop long enough to empty his basket because he was dropping them as fast as he was picking them up.
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Davis was running around like a chicken with his head cut off also although not as fast as Chandler.
I had to actually make Davis stand still long enough for me to get a photo with his basket. He was happy to oblige hence the face.
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Here is some other shots from the day…
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Here is Gaby with my sweet great niece, Skylar. She is the oldest daughter of my nephew, Jonathan and his wife Christy. Isn’t she adorable?
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  And here is my newest great niece, Charlie Anna with Cassidy. She is 2 1/2 weeks old and today was the first day we got to see and hold her. She’s adorable also!
I was hoping that Ashley would get to see and hold her because I wanted her to  get “baby fever”. LOL!
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Here is my goofy nephew, Jonathan acting silly. Love ya Johnny!
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Happy Easter!

I hope you are having a blessed day!

My family and I are spending the day celebrating The Resurrection of Jesus at Crossroads Church of God and then we will be heading to Baxley to hunt Easter Eggs with Tony's sister and family.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 National Scrapbooking Month: Dotty for You

Dotty for You!

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
•Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
•Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE. Let’s get started.

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.
Watch this video to see some great samples using this paper packet.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April SOM Blog Hop: You Are...

I'm sorry for the delay in this post. I thought I had scheduled it to post. Ooops!

April SOM: You Are...

April’s Stamp of the Month set, You Are..., combines versatile patterns and icons with words that you’re sure to use again and again. You can count on this fun stamp set to add extra zest when you want to pay a sincere compliment to a friend, congratulate a loved one on a job well done, or brag about a recent vacation. Available only in April, you can buy it for just $17.95, or make it yours for only $5 when you place a $50 order—now that’s amazing!

As usual, we had a LOT of consultants participating in this month's blog hop. There are some really awesome ideas shown. Grab your favorite beverage and have a sit-down and enjoy the creativity of these amazing consultants.

Elizabeth Mindemann http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com/