Wednesday, July 29, 2009

{You're gonna miss this... that Trace Atkins song! This picture just makes me laugh and I'm lovin the new June Bug by Basic Grey. Even though we're not all smiling, I love that we're all in it. All too soon my little guys will be all grown up. {I'm getting sappy already...Coe started 1st grade today and Chase starts Kindergarten tomorrow!}

journaling: As you can probably tell in this picture mommy & daddy were having a hard time getting you boys to sit still. Smiles or not; we're all in it!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

{pink sketches and the winner is...

We're back this week at Pink Sketches with sketch #39. Be sure and check out the other great dt layouts!

Title: summer dress code
Journaling: You boys refuse to wear shorts during the summer, so it's blue jeans & cowboy boots for you...
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Sassafras papers, stickers, and letter stickers, Thickers by American Crafts, misc buttons, and Xyron adhesive.

And the winner of the {earth love} paper is....

Rachael Gentry!!!
Rachael said...
I love it! Congrats on 300! Oh and my fav line if for sure the Boyfriend line!!

July 24, 2009 3:46 AM

{Rachael...please send me your addy to meganklauer{at}yahoo{dot}com. Congrats!!!}

Thanks so much to everyone for checking out my blog and leaving comments!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

{shhhh....i'm in love with the new boyfriend...

...this is seriously some yummy stuff! The colors, the images...i can't get enough! Perfect with all those boy pics I have. :0)

Don't forget to comment on the post below for a chance to win some {earth love} goodness!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

{300th post and celebrating with an "earth love" R.A.K!!!

::Contest closed...thanks for playin!::

Yep, this is my 300th post, so it's time for a R.A.K...
I recieved the great new lines from Cosmo Cricket today {they all ROCK!} so I thought I'd share some of the papers from the Earth Love line...
Here's a layout I did using the line...I thought it was perfect for the pics from our trip last weekend...

Here's whats up for grabs:
One each of the papers from the earth love...rethink, repeat, reuse, remember, relive, & recycle...

How to win...
1} my blog followers are always automatically entered into my follow for a chance to win!
2} leave me a comment on this post and let me know your fav. new cosmo line!
{Do both to get your name in the drawing twice!}
You have until midnight on Sat. July 25th, then come back on the 26th to see who won!

{outdoorsy family...

This layout was inspired by the challenge over at
the challenge was to simply grab 5 to 7 things from my desk, and challenge myself to make a quick page using at least three of them...well, I did used at least 3 and it was hard to keep it under the 7.
1} paper...Crate Paper, K&Company
2} Letter stickers...K&Company, Making Memories
3} Label sticker...October Afternoon
4} American Crafts precision pen
5} Punches...EKsuccess, Fiskars
6} Xyron design runner...for stitching

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{sneak...'s a sneak of my layout for this weeks Pink Sketch...
Be sure to check out the Pink Sketches blog on Sunday to see the whole layout as well as inspiration from the other great designers!

There's been a hooti sighting!!! Check out Mindy's super awesome layout!
Thanks for using it glad you enjoyed it!

{inner motivation...

...don't forget the deadline for The Story Matters challenge is almost here!
Leave a link in the comments section HERE to show off your Inner Motivation and the chance to win a RAK!
Here is mine again...

Monday, July 20, 2009

{coming in september...

Xyron Creatopia...the details...
Some pictures and the press release for the new crafting tool, the Xyron Creatopia!

Xyron® Revolutionizes the Craft Industry, Again, with Creatopia™
Announcing the Xyron Creatopia; this creative machine will apply adhesive and laminate to items up to 12 inches wide and .5 inches thick. It will also allow you to emboss and cut paper and other thin materials.
Scottsdale, AZ – July 18, 2009 – The Xyron Creatopia will change the way you think about craft projects. Modular components allow this machine to expand on Xyron's core adhesive tools by adding embossing and manual cutting in one machine. Embossing will be in the form of 12 inch wide pattern rollers and 3 inch wide patterns for borders. Creatopia will cut strips of paper and finish edges using a variety of interchangeable blade cartridges, Xyron will also introduce the first 6.5 inch wide universal die press for use with the industry's leading brands of dies. Creatopia will also be the first in the Xyron line to have a Fabric Adhesive cartridge.

Creatopia Refillz™
Creatopia will offer three adhesive cartridges and one laminate cartridge at launch. The standard Permanent Adhesive and Repositionable Adhesive will be joined by a Fabric Adhesive. The Fabric Adhesive adheres textiles to the surfaces of your projects with optimal adhesion. The end user can use the Fabric adhesive to hold appliqu├ęs and batting/backing in place instead of pinning items; it will remain repositionable on fabric and is washable. Creatopia allows the end user to apply these adhesives to items up to 12 inches wide and 40 feet long with a thickness up to .5 inches. The Two-Sided Laminate cartridge will allow the end user to apply laminate to items up to 12 inches wide and 40 feet long.

Creatopia Patternz™
Creatopia introduces the industry's first 12 inch wide embossing roller. These rollers will apply a uniform pattern into paper and thin materials up to 12 inches wide with an unlimited length. There will also be 3 inch wide border patterns to emboss only the edge or strip of thin materials.

Creatopia Cutz™
Creatopia allows the end user to cut in a variety of ways with a rotary cutting component. This component has interchangeable blade cartridges with a variety of styles including: straight, perforated, scoring, pinking, scalloped, deckle and postage stamp. These cartridges can be placed anywhere along the 12 inch cutting surface to cut rectangles, squares and strips from paper up to 12 inches wide with an unlimited length. Up to 6 blades can be used at one time to increase the end user's productivity.

Creatopia Shapez™
Creatopia's 6 inch wide universal die press will allow end users to cut and emboss using dies and embossing folders from Cuttlebug, CuttleKids, Quickutz, Sizzix, Ellison, AccuCut, Spellbinders, BossKut and Fiskars.

Pricing and Availability
Xyron Creatopia will be available for purchase in September 2009 from local craft stores, mass craft chain stores and online retailers.
The Main Unit with Permanent Refillz Cartridge MSRP is $149.99.
o Additional Adhesive and Laminate Refillz MSRP are $39.99.
Border Patternz Starter Kit with Floral Pattern MSRP is $24.99
o Additional Border Patternz MSRP are $8.99
12 inch Patternz MSRP are $24.99
Cutz Starter Kit with Straight Blade and Guide Wheel MSRP is $44.99
o Additional 2 Packs of Cutz blades MSRP are $14.99
Xyron Shapez MSRP is $69.99

Learn More About Creatopia
For additional information on Xyron Creatopia, contact Chris Potter, or visit Xyron and Creatopia are registered trademarks of Xyron, Inc. Xyron is a subsidiary of Esselte (
About Xyron
Founded in 1996 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Xyron is a world-class provider of transformation tools for both creative home users and creative professionals.

For the creative home user, Xyron develops products in the craft, hobby and stationery departments of specialty and mass retailers worldwide. These products include award-winning adhesive tools, all-inclusive scrapbooking collections, unique handheld dispensers, and patented cold-lamination products that require no heat, batteries or electricity.

About Esselte
Esselte is one of the world's premier manufacturers of organizational solutions, producing a broad range of filing and organizational products.
Esselte has subsidiaries in 31 countries and distribution in more than 120 countries. Esselte products are available across several recognized brands; Pendaflex, Oxford, Esselte, Leitz and Xyron.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

{so i decided.... put myself out there and give it a try!
Ya'll know how much I LOVE to use thickers, so I thought why not give the americancrafts dt call a try...
Here are my entries...

I also entered THIS for my 2nd layout.
My card entry...

and my project entry...
a simple magnetic frame to show the boys what they'll be having for lunch at school...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

{weekend fun...

..of camping with friends and spending the day at the wildlifeprariestatepark...what a great place!

Friday, July 17, 2009

{monster truck mania...

A sketch challenge by JennO. over at Studio Calico...

I wanted to add our tickets on there somewhere, but couldn't get it to work, so I punched parts of the ticket out with a circle punch and added it onto a tag by shabbychiccrafts to keep with the circles on the sketch.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

{plant a flower garden...

i just love the new camera & view finder stamps from Studio Calico's July kit...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

{i am the cure... in honor of my cousin Sherry...check out her blog to see her page from this years race for the cure...

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