Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tool Thursday

Good Morning my scrappy friends!  It is Tool Thursday here at the scrappin place!  I was looking around my scrappin place to see what tool I have that I could review today .  I then looked at the top of my desk and there it was!  My Ranger Craft Mat!  Sometimes people don't think it is really a tool, but I think so!  It keeps my desk clean, it assists me when I am applying my fav distress ink (Vintage Photo) and when I need to heat dry my projects, it keeps me from causing major damage to my home! LOL!!! 

I have two of these mats and I can say that they are handy tools to have in your crafting tool kit!

Day #6 of my journey and I feel better everyday.  I am getting a little grumpy (if you talk to hubby, he would say a lot! Poor guy!)  But it does get a little easier on me everyday.

Off to the scrappin place and I hope you all have a scraptacular day!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Whatever Wednesday

Good Morning my scrappy friends and welcome to Whatever Wednesday here at the scrappin' place!  Today for my post I decided that I would tell you all about how I got started scrapbooking.  I must say I think I was a secret scrapper when I was young, as I would go to visit my Uncle and Aunt in Oregon.  The first thing I would do is just sit and look through his many, many photo albums.  My Uncle, God rest his soul, when he passed away, he had over 75 of these albums.  So, Uncle Mike, thanks for preserving those wonderful memories!

I wanted to find a way to store all of my photos, and my sister in law told me to start a scrapbook and I thought okay.  I still have my very 1st page, which I can say is pretty bad, but  we all have to start somewhere!  That was over 4 years and a Cricut Expression later!  LOL!  I love this adventure and while I have not even put a dent in my stack of photos, I can honestly say I would not trade it for anything.

Now it is day #5 in my journey to quit and I had a rough day yesterday, but today looks better!  I am going to treat myself to some new scrapbook papers!  You know that you are a scrapper when you want to treat yourself to some new papers or other scrappy items!  LOL!

Hope you all have a scraptacular day!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

YouTube Tuesday!

Hello again my scrappy friends!  Welcome to another YouTube Tuesday here at Scrappin T's Place.  For today I chose a lovely lady who not only does wonderful tutorials, her kits are just fabo!  I am talking about Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon.  She recently made a tutorial vid on a different way to do a paper bag album.  You all should take a peek at it. Her YouTube Channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/kathyorta.  She has other tutorials as well, so go over and view her channel. 

Now, it is day #4 on my journey to quit and I am having some difficulties today.  I have come to realize that I used smoking to supposedly calm my nerves when I was mega upset, or mad.  I have some challenges that I must face, but I must find a better way to deal with them.  While I have not smoked since Saturday,  I can not say I have not wanted one.  Which is okay, but I also really do not want to get into another habit to quit this one.

Well, my scrappy friends, time to get off my computer and clean up my house.  I really am attempting to set aside time for my scrappin, which I have not been able to do.  So this is one short term goal I have is to have a set time everyday for the scrappin place. Let's see how long it takes to reach that goal!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Exciting news for my friend, Penny Duncan!!!!

 Good Morning my scrappy friends! I just got some wonderful news about one of my favorite artists, Ms. Penny Duncan and I am just sooooooo uber excited for her.  If you have not seen her blog, you need to stop reading this post and head over to http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/

She has been asked by Cri-kits, who makes pens that fit your Cricut, to make some items for their CHA booth!!  In my mind, they could not have asked a better person than Penny.  So show Ms. Duncan some scrappy love!!!

I will be back later with my Youtube Tuesday post and more on my journey.

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blog Review Monday!

Good Morning my scrappy friends!   I know I have been MIA for awhile, but now I am back with Blog Review Monday!!!! I was viewing the many, many blogs that I subscribe and follow, so you all know it is a major decision when it comes to Blog Review Monday!  There are sooooooo many wonderful and creative bloggers out there!  Today I have chosen Joy's Life.com.  She is a kick and her site, which does take some time to load, but the reason for that is she has soooooo many wonderful tips, tricks and other great stuff, it is worth the wait! (It just maybe my puter!) Here the link: http://joyslife.com/

Please give her blog a look and send her some scrappy love!

Also, it is day #3 of my journey to quit smoking and it seems to be going okay.  It seems a little harder today because I am home and no one else is.  One would think that I would enjoy this me time, but my boys were a big help this weekend with the journey.  So, I will just have to get moving so I don't think about it. 

My goal is to spend the time and money that I will be saving in and on my scrappin place, so I am off to do some housework and then going to my scrappy place! 

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The long road to quit

Well hello my scrappy friends!  I made a major decision the other day and thought that I would share my journey to quit smoking.  Yup that is correct, I said quit.  I am using the nicotine patches and so far I seem to be doing okay.  I did not smoke in our house, so that part was easy.  Driving in my car has been a little hard, but thanks to gum, mint and water, I was able to do it.  I will keep you all posted on my progress.

Scrappy hugs,
T

Friday, January 21, 2011

Big Shot Giveaway!!!

Drew over at Scrappy Happiness is hosting a really wonderful giveaway on his blog!  He is a very talented young man and you all should take a look at his work.  It is simply amazing!  He is giving away a brand spanking new BIG SHOT!!!  He will draw a winner in February, so head over and enter!  Here is a link to his blog:
http://www.scrappyhappiness.com/

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tool Thursday

Good Morning my scrappy friends!  It is really cold and foggy here at the scrappin place.  It is now time for Tool Thursday!  Now, with all of the new goodies I am sure that all of you got from Santa, including myself, I figured that there are some new Cricut user out there!  Come on, admit it!  : )  With that said, I can not say enough about my bug!  There are soooo many other die cutting machines, which are good too!  But, I love, love, love my Cricut!  It is one of my most used items in my scrappin' place!  I am in the process of deciding how to give my bug a new look.  So there is my Thursday Tool review for this week.  I am still doing the 31 Day challenge and remember to leave a comment for my blog giveaway!

Hope you have a scraptacular day!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Whatever Wednesday

Yes, I know, it is Thursday, but I was having some technical difficulties, so here is my Whatever Wednesday  post.  For my Whatever Wednesday post, I was going to sing praises, so I will do that now, on the Lindy's  Stamp Gang products that I have.  I really love the Moon Shadow mists, because of the vintage look that they give any paper product!  I will be posting some pics of some cricut cuts which, I only had white paper and this wonderful product made the cut look soooooooooo vintage!  You should give them a try!

Have a scraptacular day!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

YouTube Tuesdays!

Good morning my scrappy friends!  It is YouTube Tuesday here at Scrappin T's, and I have the best time checking out and recommending crafty videos for you all.  Now, with out further ado I think you all should check out Marion Smith, which I know you all have seen a couple of her videos and her YT channel is APieceofCraftdotcom.  At the moment, she is given all of us a 31 day challenge, which if you are a subbie on my YT channel, you have seen my videos on this.  Not only is she a very talented designer, her kiddo's are sometimes helping her out, and they are cuties!

Speaking of the challenge, I must get into my scrappy place, so I can make my Numba #4 vid!  Don't forget, I am hosting a giveaway here and on my YT, so leave a comment!  Hope you all have a scraptacular day!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Monday, January 3, 2011

Blog Review Monday!

Hello everyone!  I hope that your holiday weekend was wonderful!  Here in my scrappy place, it is Blog Review Monday!  I must say this can be quite difficult, as there are so many great blogs to choose from.  For my very first review of 2011, I have chosen Drew Michael of ScrappyHappiness!  This young man is so very creative and helpful!  He not only designs wonderful mini albums, but  he also sells kits!  So, head over to ScrappyHappiness and tell Drew that Scrappin T sent ya!  Here is a link to his blog:  www.scrappyhappiness.com

Look for my post on the 31 day challenge, Day Numba #3!  I should have that up in a couple of hours!  Have a scrappy day!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day Numba #2 Challenge

Hello my scrappy friends, it is Day Numba #2 and I have completed my challenge!  I will have to say it is a great feeling!  Here is the video!

Remember I am doing a giveaway and there is a nice little pile of happy, scrappy stuff!  Just leave a comment : )

Time to go back to my scrappin place as I am feeling my mojo!!!

I will be back tomorrow with Day numba #3! Don't forget it is Youtube Monday here at ScrappinTPlace, maybe one of your video's will be featured!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Day Numba #1 Challenge

As you all know, if you watched my Day Numba #1, I am hosting a giveaway on my blog for this week.  Here is the deal, leave a comment on either my blog or my youtube channel and I will be drawing a name on Friday!!! Woo Hoo!  I realize that I am posting this on Day #2, but I wanted to view all of the other challenges that my scrappy dappy friends are doing!  LOL!  I will be back a little later with Day Numba #2 of Marion's 31 Day challenge!

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day Numba #1 Challenge

Hello everyone!  Well as you all are aware, Marion Smith, a most happen' crafty chick, has a 31 day challenge! You must post a video for the 31 days and the challenge can be almost anything.  Well here is my Day
Numba #1 video part one and two.  Take a gander and let me know what you all think.........

Scrappy Hugs,
T

Happy New Year and a New Look!

Hello everyone and welcome to my new blog design!  I have decided for the new year, I needed a new look! : )
Hope that you all had a wonderful New Year!  Now, I wanted to let you all know that Marion Smith is hosting a 31 day challenge, which I am sure that all of you have seen her YouTube vid on it!  If you have not seen it, have a look see and give it a go! 

Be on the look out for my 31 video's, which I hope that I am up to the challenge! LOL! 

New Year, New Look and new goals for my crafty endeavors!  I can't wait to get started!

Scrappy Hugs,
Teresa