Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Magic, WHERE?

Let me just say there was no magic in the making of this chunky photo book 
only mayhem,  madness, and plenty of blonde moments;)
It was fun don't get me wrong however, 
the directions should have been laid out much better than they were!

The story goes as such:
My Sister purchased this kit at Archivers when she got it home she opened it up, looked at it and decided I should be the one to assemble it because she had no idea of where to even start.  LOL!

It took a few DAYS to assemble in the end I really enjoy the final project.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Memories Version 4

There was a big announcement over the holiday weekend about a newer version of
It has been released and is available now in the store
Remember to enter my code for an additional $10.00 in savings!
STMMM97
What awesome stocking suffers and gifts this software makes for the Christmas Holiday!



It is FREEBIE time once again over at 
you have access
to THREE 3D star downloads.
(Links are posted under each preview.)

Here is a sample of Winter Magic 3D star from Story Rock assembled...





**You do not need to software to download these freebies they will work on most graphic software just print, cut, and assemble.

You can find more information on My Memories at these links:



Youtube Videos

So what are you waiting for?  Go create your Memory today!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Traditional Christmas

Good day my blogger peeps.  Hope you are enjoying a wonderful day
with your loved ones.

I was playing around with a digital kit by
for my FB timeline cover and this is what I came up with...

You can find this kit and more on sale: 
40% off today the 24th of November 2012
50% off Monday and Tuesday November 25th and 26th
in the 

I used this adorable image from Eureka Stamps
and placed it in the frame.
The sentiment is also from Eureka Stamps

You can find this timeline cover on my

Thank you for stopping by today;)


Friday, November 23, 2012

My Memories New Version and Giveaway

So Black Friday has finally arrived are you ready?
After my many years in retail the term sounds alarm bells in my brain!
No, you will not find me out and about in the retail madness
 I will be at home enjoying my family and my computer;)

The digi world this weekend is just as furious with amazing deals in every store. 
I am delighted to share with you two of these deals.

1.  My Memories 
is releasing
My Memories V4!
That is right, the number one scrapbooking software
 is offering a NEW version with more awesomesauce dripping features
 just in time for Christmas Giving and Creating.

 Get started with My Memories 
for less than $30 and get $10 worth of free products,
this is a great steal!
CLICK HERE to read about the software.
Remember to use my coupon 
STMMM97 
to receive $10.00 off your software purchase.

2.  The Big Giveaway,
You have the chance to win a free download of
My Memories Software
(the rules)
  • Please visit My Memories by Christin Thomas Store
  • Comment on this post before Friday November 30th Midnight CST
  • In your comment make sure you mention your favorite kit name from the Christin Thomas My Memories Store
Christin has generously shared the coupon for
M&M
 for this giveaway.  Thank you;)


My Memories software is compatible with all of your digital image files.  Here is a quick video showing you how easy it is to combine files in to My Memories Software...




Youtube Videos

So what are you waiting for?  Go create your Memory today!

QKR Stampede Challenge

Welcome my blogging lovelies to another
challenge from:

Here is my project
an 8 1/2" by 11" printable calendar.
I will be printing it off and placing it in a frame so little J can
mark down to Christmas with an erasable marker.
You could also run this through the Xyron with a magnetic cartridge and
place it on the fridge for the little ones.


Multiple Digital stamps from
QKR Stampede were used to create this project and they are:

Below is the colored Reindeer, I have so much fun creating with these cute images;)

You can find these images and many more when you shop

Remember QKR Stampede is your home
for Rubber and Digital images,
the best of both creative worlds in one stop shopping.
The images are somewhat cute and somewhat quirky and
you are sure to fall in love with them all.
We would love for you to sign up for our newsletter
while you are visiting.

LIKE us today to keep up on all the latest fun happenings.

Come over and play along with the challenge and give
yourself a chance at winning some of these lovelies!

Calendar was created using My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software.
Buy your's today, use my code.
You can find it in my header and the sidebar.
Thanks for coming by today;)


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Photobucket
Created with
Thanksgiving Feast Digital Kit by Christin Thomas


Give thanks today to God for he is good.
May you be bountifully blessed today and everyday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful Word Challenge

I played along with the word challenge over on 
We all have so much to be thankful for.  On this layout I picked some photos of my Mother. 
 I miss her so much this time of year, I am very Thankful for the
24 years I had her sharing this life with me.

Digital kit used is:

Template used is by:
I am also very thankful for all of you.  May you have a blessed day;)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

$2.00 Tuesday at STS


$2.00 Tuesday at

Below are two previews that are from
You can find these both TODAY for 
$2.00 only in her shop at
STS. 
Go gobble them up they will be awesome for your  holiday pics!



Thanks for stopping by today, have a great one!

LEJ Designs Alter It Gifts Challenge

LEJ Designs has a new challenge out today called
Alter it gifts.
Come play along with us 

Find more awesome digital stamps at the store

My creation...
Digi Darla
has sponsored the above image"Jingle Bells" this month
So fun to create with!

I used a name badge from Office Max to Alter.  
I love to tuck these lovelies inside
my holiday cards for a sweet little treat.

The image was digitally colored in photoshop, printed and punched out.  Next it was layered on a piece of colored card stock and stuck to the front of the badge with dimensional foam.
Paper and stickers are from Little Yellow Bicycle 
ribbon and twine from PTI

Thanks for stopping by today;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Eureka Stamps For the Kiddos Challenge

Welcome my blog lovelies to a  new challenge from
Here is my creation...
I used this cute image from the

This image and dp were created in photoshop then printed out and placed on a card base
with some candy cane stripe ribbon.
A cute little hybrid any kiddo will love!

The Eureka Stamp Store offers rubber and digital images giving
you the best of both creative worlds.
Please stop by Eureka Stamps Store and have a look around.
Sign up for our newsletter while you are visiting
 so you don't miss
one single moment of the good stuff.


Thanks for stopping by today;)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Introductions

Good Sunday to you my blogging peeps, hope you get to enjoy
this beautiful day with your loved ones.

I participated int he November Template Challenge at
This month the layout provided is by

Here is my creation...
Jessica, was born in November of 2005 while Grandpa and Grandma Tieszen were
off relaxing at their winter home in Arizona.
These pics were of their first meeting when they returned in the spring of 2006.
It was just before Easter and they brought toys, that is what every photo of J is a blur she is
trying to get to them.
I love these pics and they make a cute page fuzzy or not;)

Here is the November layout,
you can pick up your copy for free and play along here

Now for the awesome kit I used
Enjoying Life mini kit...

Thanks for stopping by today;)



Saturday, November 17, 2012

QKR Stampede Blog Hop



Welcome to the weekend blogger peeps,  
and welcome to the first ever:
QKR Stampede Blog Hop
Checking It Twice!
12 amazing QKR Stampede designers 
have put together some fantastic eye
candy showcasing a brand new release. 
Just in time for festive holiday creating!
This image is just some of the many wonderful 
stamps that you can find in the QKR Stampede Store.

Our hop will run through 
Saturday November 17th 
with winners announced on Sunday November 18th 
Here is mine...

Leave some love along the way, there will be
two Mystery DT members
who will each choose a winner
from the comments left on their
hop post!
These winners will each win
the featured QKR Stampede digital image.

Along with one Grand Prize winner 
for the hop chosen from comments 
left on the very last stop,
wich is
QKR Stampede Blog
who will receive 5 new digital stamps
of their choice from the
QKR Stampede Store. 

If you have arrived here from the Lovely
­­Katie Skilton blog 
then you are in the right place.
Your next stop is the most awesome 
Tina (aka) Crafty and Green.


Here is the complete blog list for you:

QKR Stampede blog - http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ 
Deb Scott - http://papercrazylady.blogspot.ca/
Gemma Pocock - http://gemshandmadecards.blogspot.co.uk/
Kristie Maynard www.kristiekreates.blogspot.com 
Joann - Sassy Raggedy - http://www.sassyraggedy.com/
 Ruza Rebel - http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/ 
Sarah Vait-- http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/
Katie- http://www.katieskiltondesign.com/2012/11/qkr-stampede-blog-hop.html

Sara P - Sara's Creative Adventures(you are here)
Tina - http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/2012/11/santas-checking-his-list-twice-hop-qkr.html
Tracy-http://www.tracyscraftyblog.com/
Jackie -http://www.papermoments.blogspot.com/
QKR Stampede blog - http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hoping along with us today.
Please, don't forget to leave your comments;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TakeOut Craftables with My Memories

The new Craftable selection offered on 
is so much fun.
Even more fun are the freebies they have been sharing.
Today there are
3
yes
3
free download links for you!
Here is a project I have in the works using

Alas, I am out of ink and not making a run for more. So I have
to wait to show you the finished version using this kit as shown above.

Below is the kit preview for Wonderful Winter:

Here is the constructed takeout box from Fading Frost:

here come your freebies...
Fading Frost TakeOut
Heart and Home Take Out


These freebies are compatible with any graphics editing program AND with My Memories Suite, the easiest digital scrapbooking software available. 
 Get started for less than $30 and get $10 worth of free products,
 it’s an awesome deal!
CLICK HERE to read about the software.
Remember to use my coupon 
STMMM97 
to receive $10.00 off your software purchase.

 Click HERE to see the assembly instructions.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Strutting My Stuff with QKR Stampede

Please join us this week for the
over at QKR Stampede challenge blog.

My turkey is out to have more HAM on the table this year!
We are right smack dab in the middle of the big Pheasant Hunt here in
South Dakota that had me playing with some blaze and camo;)

I have tilted my card a bit so you can see the dimension, 
lots of dimensional tape was 
gobbled up in the making of this card.
All printed elements were created in photoshop.
Digital stamp

Please check back in with QKR Stampede Challenge
and play along with us;)

Remember QKR Stampede is your home
for Rubber and Digital images,
the best of both creative worlds in one stop shopping.
The images are somewhat cute and somewhat quirky and
you are sure to fall in love with them all.
We would love for you to sign up for our newsletter
while you are visiting.

LIKE us today to keep up on all the latest fun happenings.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012 With My Memories

Happy Veterans Day!
May God Bless all of our Veterans past and present today and everyday!

Here is a quick page I created using 
My Memories digital scrapbooking software
and a freebie download from

Yes, I used the freebie download offered to make my project today;)

Here are all the special kits featured in this weekends newsletter.
 The following are from My Memories newsletter:
Click image function does not work on my blog please visit the
My Memories Design Shop 

All of these kits are awesome!  Go check them out!
and get to scrapping your favorite Military Hero today.
Don't have the software you can use my code
for a discount.
STMMM97

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

LEJ Designs Punches and Die Cut Challenge

Welcome, my creative friends.  Today brings a new challenge from

I used this awesome digi stamp created by Lindsay
called: 
With no further ado, here is my DT creation,



Please, come and join us this week over at
we would love to see your creation so PUNCH IT,  then link it up;)

Product list:
Digi Stamp Loving Embrace by LEJ Designs
Cricut Expression/Happily Ever After
Stampin' Up punches and card stock
various brads and bling
Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile
dimensional foam
Tim Holtz distress ink
computer/printer/Photoshop



Monday, November 5, 2012

Eureka Challenge Thanksgiving

My my fellow creative friends it is indeed
MONDAY!
That means a new challenge from

Here is my DT creation for your inspiration:

I used the following digi images from



Both digi stamps were colored in Photoshop.
I also used some felt fusion flowers from SU (they are long retired;)
They look off color in the pic however, on the card it is a perfect match.

Come play along with us over at
we are thankful for you joining us.

The Eureka Stamp Store offers rubber and digital images giving
you the best of both creative worlds.
Please stop by Eureka Stamps Store and have a look around.
Sign up for our newsletter while you are visiting so you don't miss
out on one single moment of the good stuff.


Also entered in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Give Thanks
The PInk Elephant favorite coloring medium Mine would be Paint bucket in PS;)
Anything Goes from Challenges 4 everybody