Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This year was the warmest Halloween we have had since we moved to Colorado in 2000. Of course, Alexis picked a very warm puppy costume to wear. It was total over kill for the weather. By the middle of the evening, the head was off and she was hot. Oh well, she made one cute little puppy! Caitlin decided at the last minute to invite her friend Kennedy over so we scrambled for a costume. Thank goodness her red witch still fit! Tyler, of course being to old, didn't want to go out. But when his friends came to our house, out came the old costumes again and he went out with a cape and mask.
I also created a new gingerbread man for this Christmas. I wanted one with a little more personality then the ones that I have done in the past. It worked so well with the Heide Grace Papers.
Well I am off to finish up my photo's and auctions. Oh and check back later this week, I have some great ideas brewing in my head for some adorable Christmas cards.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
BTDL ® introduced its newest monthly challenge this Sunday. Of course, I was a day late in my listings but will try my very best to make the Sunday deadline every week. I LOVE participating in the challenges and am looking forward to listing every week...
The BTDL® Design Team is delighted to introduce the “Just Right” pages, perfectly proportioned pages for the increasingly popular 8x8 albums. Each Sunday night, search BTDL on eBay to find an excellent selection of 8x8 premade scrapbook pages by a variety of talented artists on our design team. Because 8x8 albums are "just right", they are easy to display, pass around to show off, or give as gifts. You’ll have a complete scrapbook faster than you can say “Happily Ever After.”
Here are my listings for the challenge...
Monday, October 27, 2008
YouData, is an advertising site that actually pays you surf the Internet. Pays you to surf the Internet, shoot I do that for free so why not!? They send you to various sites which fit your personal profile. You click onto the site - which many of these places I would not have found without this service - view the site or advertisement and you are paid to do this! I have been sent to some very well known brand sites that were giving away free samples. Bonus! :) They transfer your dollars every Friday afternoon to your paypal account. This is an exceptional site!
InBoxDollars is basically the same thing. There are a couple of difference, 1) they send you emails to read, and you get paid to read those, 2) you can play games on line as well and get paid to play those, 3) You get bonus dollars for purchasing items from the sites they send you to, 4) You get paid to take surveys and 5) They pay you $5.00 just for signing up. :) There payment is different, where as YouData automatically pays you every Friday, with InBoxDollars, you request your dollar amount from them.
Both great deals and I would advise you to try them! :) All links are on the left hand sidebar! :) Goodluck!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am also beginning to think that I have been spending WAY too much time searching blogs to find the best deals and the best coupons. The time that I used to spend on scrapbook research has now been turned into coupon research! I must admit, it has saved me so much money and it is cute to hear the children ask "Mom do you have a coupon for "insert any random item here :)" so that they can get what ever it is. I have also hooked some of my fellow design team members on couponing. Couponing - is that even a word? It is fun to share your deal of the day with your friends.
I also got my order of Prima flowers in from Michelle's Scrapbooking this week!!!!! Okay so my love of Prima's border on obsession! Here is just some of my "back stock". I literally have shelves of flowers, I just can't stop using them on my layouts. I just love the way they bring life to even the simplest of piecings. I also find myself using them on boys layouts - why not? :)
Yes, that is 17 sleeves of Prima Sprites. My favorite all time color has to be the green. YIKES and I only got 2 in this order. Looks like I will be making another order shortly "OH Michelle!"
This week I had the best time making this fun piecing. I think I will be offering just the jeep and animal piecing next week. Maybe I will change it up and offer a choice of animals who occupy the jeep.
Another one of my layouts this week is my Pumpkin Halloween House. I know, I tend to make way to many houses during the Halloween and Christmas season, but I truly enjoy doing them. An average house can take up to 4 hours to piece. Many times I will leave the rest of layout a little simpler so the house - and of course the photo's - can shine.
I really had fun making the igloo in my "Baby it's Cold Outside" layout. I had hand drawn the igloo, cut out two pieces and used one for the ice bricks. I then chalked each brick before gluing it to the original cut out piece. I ran a line of Snow Writer down the cracks and filled it with Glamour Dust! We were expecting snow this week so I figured I would get a head start on Winter.
Well I hear the buzzer on my dinner going off. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions for future layouts!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
While looking for this picture I found some others to post here. :)
This is Caitlin enjoying a summer day on our newly built back porch...
We also watched this tornado form right near our house. It looks really close but we were about 10-15 minutes away from it. It was the FIRST tornado I have ever seen. I know, we should have been taking cover but we were in awe of it.
Monday, October 6, 2008
I would LOVE to hear your success stories with saving money at the register!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We at BTDL are excited to announce another contest for our wonderful customers. We always wonder what happens to the piecings and embellishments you purchase from us on our website and thought this would be just the way to get a peek! So click on the logo to be taken to our site for all the details on the contest. We look forward to seeing your submissions:
Sunday, September 28, 2008
A little about myself. My name is Tina I am a SAHM to three of the most generous outstanding children. TYler is soon to be 16 and is a junior in high school. CAitlin is 12 and a 7th grader in middle school. ALexis is the baby of our family, she is 6 and in the first grade. I have been married to Brian for the past 19 years. He is not only a great husband and father - he is my best friend. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelors Degree in Business. I worked at Anheuser-Busch for over 12 years in many different positions, the last one being Credit Manager. Brian got a transfer with the Colorado Springs Police Department and he promised that should we make the move, I would never have to work again. We made the HUGE move to Colorado back in 2000. Though I miss the islands and my family TREMENDOUSLY, we do now call Colorado home. Of course, the idea of not having to work again was short lived. What could I do from home and still be around for my children?
So enters Ebay. I had been scrapbooking for about 9 years and while searching ebay, I found the wonderful world of premade scrapbook pages. Finally something I can truly say I LOVE! So I began selling. I started meeting people from all over the world, what a great JOB! How many people can actually say that about what they do? Can you actually even call something you love doing a job? Over the years, I have been blessed with the greatest customer base and some of the most talented scrapbookers I call friends. In 2006 I was approached by an up and coming design group - BTDL or Better Than Doing Laundry. At the time I wasn't quite sure what a design team was all about. I decided to join and see! What fun! These girls now mean the world to me. They are a HUGE support team and we are all such great friends! This past summer I had the pleasure of actually meeting one of these women in person! Julie (better know as BDULE on ebay) came to spend a couple of days with me in Colorado. Of course we bonded immediately! We speak almost daily now on the phone and almost every conversation starts with "I promise, this will only be a minute." Of course, it never is and an hour later, we are still chatting. We are looking for a way that whole group can meet. This is not an easy task. We have 13 members living in 13 different parts of the US. We do meet daily on our chat boards. Since our inception, we have registered our name, opened up a webstore, donated to a number of charities and we are looking into some special adverting for our webstore. NOTHING can stop these ladies and I am proud to be a part of such a group.
Well I guess that is it for my very first post! :) I have an order sitting on my desk and my fingers are itching to start scrapping!!!!!!!