October 5, 2008
September 28, 2008
September 14, 2008
Second, we're having new carpet put down in the living room, hallway, our bedroom and vinyl flooring in kitchen and laundry room. So the hot water heater and all the appliance have had to be taken out to the barn. I'm sleeping on a mattress on my family room floor. This is driving me to a nervous breakdown and I was so mad yesterday I couldn't see straight. The installers came Friday @ 10:00 am to install. Friday when they left here, not one room was done completely. The installer was suppossed to come back on Saturday. For all the troubles, he said we had a piece of vinyl large enough for the bathroom and would install it for us for free. He didn't show up so at 12:00 we called the carpet place. They weren't aware that the job wasn't complete and couldn't get ahold of the installer. The owner was suppossed to try to track him down and call us back. 2 hours later he still hadn't called us back. So I called them back. They had to call me back after they tried to find someone else to come and complete the job. (Mind you another 3 hours of work to be done, at least. They hadn't even started on the bedroom carpet.) Within 15 minutes she called back and said that she got ahold of someone to finish the kitchen and the bathroom that wasn't even part of the deal so that we could at least take a bath and put our kitchen back together and someone would be out Monday to finish the carpet. This was acceptable to us. The guy that was coming to do it was 45 minutes away at the mall with his wife and he'd be here as soon as he could get here. Mind you it's now 3:30 and they close at 5:00. Well guess what comes next...7:-- and he's not there yet AND no way to get ahold of anyone cause the store is closed.... I'm so mad... The bad thing is that we paid the full amount up front so that we could get a better deal..So from their point of view, they've got their money, why should they care if we're happy.
So I hope to one day soon get back into creating consistenly again instead of when I get a chance.. Thanks for listening to my rant and don't give up on me.. I will be back.
September 7, 2008
September 1, 2008
This first project is one that I was challenging myself to do a 6 X 12 layout. Boy was this a toughie...I'm used to having so much space to scrap in. This was hard to get everything that I wanted to fit into this smaller space. It was definently a challenge...One that I challenge you all to try.
Supplies Used: Flair Designs DP, Colorbok CS, Prima Flowers, Heidi Swapp Brad, Colorbok Cats Eye Pigment Ink, Teresa Collins Journal It, Colorboc Chipboard Photo Corners, Cricut George Font, Martha Stewart Edge Punch.
August 18, 2008
August 10, 2008
August 8, 2008
August 5, 2008
August 4, 2008
July 26, 2008
Yeah....finally another week has past and it's time again for another Friday Challenge at Croppinsville. And I'm only 3 days away from vacation at the lake. This week, the challenge is a manufacturer's challenge. Allie decided to highlight Flair Designs this week. Croppinsville carries several collections, if you're local, be sure to stop in and check them out. You can also call her to place an order. The challenge this week is to create a scrapbook page, altered project or card, using any Flair Designs collection.
I select the Hit The Beach Collection, since I'm headed to the waters on Monday night. Flair’s Hit the Beach Collection will make waves with hula girls and beach bums, too! These colorful papers and stickers are perfect to capture every tropical memory, from cruising the seven seas to sunbathing at the shore. This collection was also perfect for the photos I took at Myrtle Beach last year, while we vacationed. Yes, I'm just now scrapbooking them.
People are always commenting about the funny things that kids say. Well in my sample one of the photos I selected is a great example of the funny faces that kids make. This was our first trip to the ocean. My son was shocked when the waves came rolling up behind him. Talk about a photo we all laugh at each time we see it.
Flair Design Products Used: Paradise Found DP, Beachy Keen DP, One Fish Two Fish DP, Sun and Sand CS Stickers. Misc Products Used: Misc Flowers, Cricut George Alphas, Colorbok CS, Colorbok Cats Eye Pigment Ink, Photo Turns and Brads
So if you take the challenge, please be sure to post a link in the comment section below for all of us to see.
July 17, 2008
Also be sure to check out Linanna Designs for yet another chance at some yummy candy...Black & pink my favorite color combo of all times...Her blog is awesome, too.
The Other Side of Me also has some exciting goodies up for grabs..
July 14, 2008
CHRISTMAS IN JULY CROP BLITZZ: Oh my gosh!!!! Allie is out of town for CHA and while the cat’s away the mice (staff) are gonna play! We are in the mood to get Christmas started early this year!!! We will have classes all weekend long (Friday evening until Sunday evening) with projects you can work on for Christmas, including CARDS, MINI-BOOKS and ORNAMENTS. At 5 pm Sunday, we will have a Christmas Card and Ornament Swap. What a great way to get a nice selection of cards and ornaments for family and friends. You will have plenty of time to complete cards and ornaments to swap with the other croppers during classes and crop time so be sure and keep your eye out for the class schedule closer to the date. COST: $12 all weekend or $5 per day to reserve your table and project costs will vary. Snacks will be provided. Fri. July 18 7 PM – Midnite, Sat. July 19th 10 AM- Midnite, Sun. 10 AM-7 PM.
Ticket vouchers will be given to reserved croppers for snacks and drinks.
Your table reservation fees will apply toward your purchases/class fees only for this weekend. No credits will be given for future purchases/classes/crops.
FOR OUR ONLINE CROPPERS-I WILL POST PHOTOS AND DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THE ACTIVITIES DURING THE CROP SO YOU CAN PARTICIPATE ALSO!!!!
7:30-9:00 pm Cost: $2.00 DEXAHEDRON CHRISTMAS BALL
9:30-10:30 pm Cost: $3.00 ORIGAMI GIFT BOX ORNAMENT
11:00-11:30 pm Cost: $2.00 CHRISTMAS CARDS (2 different cards)
11:00 am-12:30 pm Cost: $10.00 ALLIE’S STAR BOMB BOOK
1:30-2:30 PM Cost: $5.00 2 PAGE CHRISTMAS LAYOUT
3:00-4:00 pm Cost: $1.00 CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT
5:00 – 6:30 pm Cost: $2.00 DEXAHEDRON CHRISTMAS BALL
7:30-8:30 pm Cost: $3.00 ORIGAMI GIFT BOX ORNAMENT
9:30-11:00 pm Cost: $8.00 CHRISTMAS PURSE WITH 4 CARDS
10:30-11:00 am Cost: $2.00 GOODIE BOX CONTAINER
11:30-1:00 pm Cost: $8.00 CHRISTMAS PURSE WITH 4 CARDS
2:00-3:00 pm Cost: $1.00 STAR ORNAMENT
5:00-5:30 pm ORNAMENT SWAP (FOR EVERY HANDMADE ORNAMENT YOU BRING, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE IN RETURN FROM SOMEONE ELSE). This will require at least 4 people to participate.
5:30-6:00 pm CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP (FOR EVERY HANDMADE CARD YOU BRING, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE IN RETURN FROM SOMEONE ELSE). This will require at least 4 people to participate.
Supplies needed for classes: liquid & dry adhesive, black fine tip pen, brown ink
You can contact the store using any of the information below if you're in the area and interested.
1106 West Main St.
Collinsville, OK 74021
30 minutes North of Tulsa...
July 13, 2008
July 12, 2008
For the anagram challenge, I'll select a word. I'll then select an item or two using the first letter of the word. The remaining letters are up to you. You must then use the supplies listed along with items you selected for the remaining letters to create your project. This weeks word is: CROP.
So your challenge is to use something orange. Then you'll need to come up with something for C, R and P. Hope you enjoy!
The sample I've created is a shakerbox gate fold card. This was very fun to create. I love the old shakerboxes. Shake...Rattle...Roll...makes me want to dance. Enough already.
C ~ Circles
R ~ Ranger Ink
O ~ Orange
P ~ Pink
There will be more of these anagram challenges at Croppinsville to come in the future. I hope you enjoy them and will participate. If you chose to participate, please post a link to your completed project in the comment section.
Supplies Used: Colorbok Orange and Yellow CS, Sassafras Lass DP, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Misc Beads, Ranger Ink Walnut Stain, Skittles
July 5, 2008
July 1, 2008
The supplies used: Colorbok CS, BoBunny Glee Dots PP, Misc Flowers, Skittles, Misc Ribbon, ColorBox Pigment Ink, Sparkle N Sprinkle Cosmic Opaque Embossing Powder in Marquis Orange and Cat's Pajama Happy Trails Stamp.
June 25, 2008
June 23, 2008
What 5 crafting tools could I not live without?
1. Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife ~ available at Croppinsville $4.29.
2. Carl Rotary Paper Trimmer ~ straight cuts most everytime.
3. Cricut ~ I love it.
4. Computer ~ Need for journaling and photo printing & editting.
5. Ruler ~ straight lines and perfect measurements.
So make sure that you take this challenge on your blog...Post a link at the Croppinsville Blog so we can find out just what you like.
June 18, 2008
Croppinsville is a truly unique Stampin' and Scrappin' Spot. We specialize in carrying trendy, funky independents in addition to your favorite brands - the latest and greatest - we like to order the whole kit-n-caboodle too, so you can find everything you want in one place. We love to support small businesses, and we even encourage our own designers and try to develop their own designs. Find something new and exciting. We're working on our own line of products as well!
At Croppinsville, you'll find a unique Designer's gallery, there's also a gallery for customers! Don't miss our BLOG - staffed by a team of guest designers and Hometown Bloggers - they are constantly at work bringing you tutorials, challenges, games and prizes. Join our community and participate in swaps, contests and more. Make Croppinsville your Hometown too!
Croppinsville rewards you for your loyalty as well - for every $150 you spend, you receive $25 to spend. No silly restrictions, strange qualifications, etc. - spend your money any way you want and earn your reward! Shop the sales - you still earn your rewards! You want low shipping and you want your goodies fast - you pay only half the shipping for orders up to $60 and for orders over $60 - shipping is free! Orders received by 3 pm ship the same day! Always find a little something special and unexpected in your box - a little Random Act of Kindness. You can shop anywhere, and we want to thank you for shopping at Croppinsville!
Our goal at Croppinsville is great Customer Service - to provide inspiration, resources, and all the materials you need... and we want to do this quickly, carefully, and at a great price.
Croppinsville was founded by Allie Gower, a stamper and scrapper who simply knows that the specialized art of customer service has not been lost. She loves to eat, sleep and breathe creativity! She firmly believes that online shopping does not have to be a cold, impersonal experience, and that she and her employees, and her fabulous designers and Hometown Bloggers are completely committed to serving all those who come to Croppinsville - whether it's through the doors or over the internet waves. Because Allie is also passionate about the environment, Croppinsville is a GREEN company. The store itself is comprised of a majority of recycled fixtures and materials, and she has purposefully chosen many vendors that utilize GREEN technology, like Creative Imaginations and Prima Marketing. To quote one of her favorite designers, Nina Perrin, "when life gives you scraps, make something."
Stop in and check out the blog at Croppinsville Blog there's a lot going on over there in honor of the opening.
I'll be heading up Grand Opening Bingo...Here are the details. Go check it out and join in the fun.
Welcome to Croppinsville. We’re go glad you’ve stopped by and we hope that you’ll join us for lots of fun games, challenges, tips, techniques, tutorials and swaps. In honor of the recent opening of the new online and Brick & Mortar store, we’re hosting a grand opening bingo game. It’s pretty simple. You’ll pick 50 words from the list of 100. All the words are scrap related goodies or manufacturers carried at Croppinsville. Once you select your 50 words, you must email them along with your name, email address and a link to your blog (if you have one), to email@example.com before 11:59pm EST on June 21st. Beginning on June 23rd we’ll call 16 words each day. The first 8 (eight) words will be posted by 7:00 am EST and the last 8 (eight) words will be posted by 9:00 pm EST. So make sure to stop by to check out the bingo words twice daily and while you’re visiting, check out the other happenings at Croppinsville.Allie, the owner of Croppinsville is offering a $15 gift card to Croppinsville for the bingo winner. To be the winner of the grand opening bingo prize, you must be the first to cross off all of your bingo words and post a comment on this blog post. You must also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org calling Bingo. We’ll then verify the word list you originally emailed against the words called and the winner will be determined.So why not join us in the fun… Remember to get your lists in by the deadline. A confirmation of the word list receipt will be sent to the email address provided for verification that the list was received prior to the deadline. Also remember to stop in at Croppinsville and check out all of the great products.
June 17, 2008
June 15, 2008
The supplies used: DCWV Glitter CS, MM Pink Artisan CS, Unity Stamp Border of Bell from the Vintage Blue Bells Set , CM Journaling Pen, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Colorbok CS, Heidi Swapp Blossoms, HL Glitter Alphas, Misc Buttons, Target $ Spot Butterfly Stamp, Walmart Rubon, Studio G Stamp, Marcella By K Black Ink
June 12, 2008
June 8, 2008
If you can't tell, I'm quite proud of her. So everyone who visits, please leave her a little love.