Saturday, November 22, 2008

Yay! Digital Scrapbooking TV is back.

Last year, Jen Caputo debuted Digital Scrapbooking TV. It was a very good online "how-to" show.
I enjoyed watching the episodes she produced.

Then she bought a house. And if you have ever bought a house, you know how that can suck up all your spare time.

And then even worse, her laptop was stolen.

So the episodes tapered off.

Lucky for me, she's back. In a slightly different format. The episodes aren't as long. But really that's ok. I don't have a lot of time. So being able to sit down and watch a 10 minute show fits my schedule.

So go check out her latest episode. Episode 5
I can't wait to get those text paths. They look like they would be a lot of fun. And if you share the new, maybe you can win a set.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I just need to say...

crowdSPRING, hire Kelly Purkey for your new Community Marketing Manager!

I didn't have anything else to say today. But I can share a photo to took a couple weeks ago.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Let's see if this will work.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Win a Quilt and a few other things.

I still have to post the Cuttlebug cards. I just didn't have enough time this weekend to get everything done. I'll try to get a few projects posted this week.

Would you like to win this quilt?

Go check out this cool contest from Dana at
She has a nice 3 quilt giveaway going on. You have until tomorrow to enter. All 3 quilts are beautiful. Go check her blog and enter the contest. I promise you'll thank me.

I really need one of those quilts. It's getting cold here. And we need a new heating unit. So no heat isn't really fun right now. I have a space heater going. I'm waiting on the local gas company to come run a gas line and put in a meter. They should have been here Thursday or Friday. But it rained, so no men came to hook me up. Then the heater men have to come and put in the new unit. I hope this can all be worked out this week. I know if it rolls into next week, I'm going to have trouble. It's so hard to get work done in a holiday week.

And I turned 34 Saturday. I feel the same. I got a new lens for my camera. A 50 mm 1.8. I think I should have gotten the better made 50 mm 1.4. The 1.8 is noisy and I hope I can get used to that.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Why did I wait so long to buy you?

I'll be back tomorrow with a few projects.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Planning for the next week.

I'm trying to plan a little scrapping time. I hope that I can go to a friend's house Friday evening and get some stuff done. I have a few projects that I want to do for Thanksgiving. I need to make a plan and gather my materials for those projects.

I also need to plan out our Christmas cards. I can't make up my mind if I want to do a digital card or hand stamped one.

I'm planning on going to get a Cuttlebug tomorrow. I want it and a few of the embossing folders. I have my list planned out.

And I have a new camera lens coming. It's my birthday present. So I'm planning what I can shoot when it gets here.

And I have a box of paper stuff coming. So I'm planning the cute stuff I'll make when it gets here.

Now that I have my plans made. I need to make sure they get completed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


While I was waiting around Saturday for the hunters to return from the hunt, I went for a little walk. I knew there were train tracks close by. So I took my cameras and walked along the tracks looking for some cool shots. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across a junkyard in the woods. I think it is really someone's backyard. But there were about 15 cars in the pines. Here are a few shots I took. I hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Baking Gals

I mailed my package off for my Baking Gals group.
I had 2 containers of these cookie bars. I got the recipe at Cookie Madness.
Here's a direct link to the recipe.
These are wonderful. I added the nuts.

I totally forgot to take a photo of the bars in the container. I had to stuff the container full.

Here are the Christmas cards I made. There are 11 of those. All pretty simple.
I love the bright paper. All but the ones with the stockings were made with We Are Memory Keepers paper. It had the green dot on the back. The other patterns were in each quadrant on the backside. So I got a lot of different looks from the same paper.

The stocking cards were made with some older Junkitz paper designed by Teresa Collins. It's hard to make out but under the stockings it reads, "the stocking were hung".

I also included some other cards I made. Most of these are "Thank you" and "Thinking of You". I thought both of those would be in demand. There are 40 cards here. I made most of these at a crop a while ago. They have been waiting for me to send them off to But I added them in this box instead. I still have a lot of cards to mail off to Cards for Heroes.

Then I included almost all these drink mix packets. There are 116 servings. I couldn't fit one of the cherry flavored box. I'll save that for next round.

And I put in 3 packs of wet wipes, a box of q-tips and a magazine my husband wanted to send. And I forgot to take a photo of those things. It took me an hour to squeeze everything in. My box weighted 11 pounds and 12 ounces. And I couldn't fit in another thing. I hope it gets there safe. And I hope that those cookie bars taste good in that far off place.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I have a good excuse for not blogging Friday and Saturday. I cooked food for a lot of people. I'm not sure of the exact number. But dinner Friday had to be more than 110 people. Lunch Saturday was 60 to 70. And I served leftovers to about 20 last night. And all the food they ate, I cooked with my own hands. It was a lot of work. But I wouldn't trade for anything. It was for the hunt that my husband puts on for Disabled people. I'm still recovering. I'll have some photos to share tomorrow.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I've been reading The Pioneer Woman's blog for a while now. Here's a link. Make sure and visit all the tabs. I enjoy her humor. And because of her blog, I found the blog linked in the post about Faith a few days ago.

Well right now, her husband and 2 daughters are in the Dominican Republic. Go read about their trip. And maybe you'll realize that Americans (in general) are spoiled. I'm tired of hearing how bad we have it. I personally know, I am very blessed.

This post really touched me. In the midst of all that poverty. One family found Hope. Real hope.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finding a way to help.

I just wanted to post a little note about a project I'm working on.
I joined a group of bakers/cardmarkers at this site
It works like this.
Someone forms a group and finds people to join.
All group members agree to bake some homemade cookies to send to soldiers overseas.
And sometimes the groups agree to add something special to their packages.

The group I joined is mailing cookies and 10 homemade cards. One of the other group members has a son who is in the Army. He is our send to person. We mail our packages out to him. He has to give the stuff out.

I've got a recipe for a cookie bar that I'm going to make. I need to make a test run this week. I have to mail the package out by Monday. I should be ready.

I just wanted to post about this little thing. And I hope that you can find some small way to help the world around you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I have a confession to make. I don't attend church. I haven't since I was in my early teens. I used to lie about it to my friends. If they asked I told them that I attended one, but I really didn't. I mean I have attended a service or 2. But I haven't attended regularly in years and years.

I do consider myself a Christian. I try to live my life as God would like. I try to be good to less fortunate people. I don't lie, cheat or steal. I don't feel like going to church wipes the sins of the other 6 days away. I try to be good all 7 days of the week.

I've been reading a blog lately. And it's making me think hard about my faith. Here's a link This is Reverb. Maybe you have doubts too. And maybe that pastor can show you that not all Christians are the same.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I need a "do over"

So I can't blog everyday in November. I never turned the computer on yesterday. I had a busy day of cleaning out a storage trailer. I had to make a trip to Big Lots for a plastic storage bin.

Then I spend some time visiting a few friends. I didn't realize how long I took doing that. It was after 10pm when I got home.

I had to call the police because some kids knocked over some large mailboxes. The mailboxes were in the road. a few streets from my house. It's a stupid thing to have to call the police about, but I don't want it to escalate into anything larger. I did use the non emergency line.

Here's a digital page I did tonight.

click here for a complete supply list
Most of the supplies are from

I have busy week. Mark's disabled deer hunt is this weekend. And crazy me is cooking for about 100 people. I must have been out of my mind when I agreed to that. But I am going to try to blog the rest of the week.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Blog Everyday???

I wonder if I can blog everyday in November? I'm going to try it and see what happens.