Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm back..

I just got home from Creating Keepsakes convention in Valley Forge, Pa.
It was again fabulous as always and lots of fun ideas.
I have tons of new paper... yeah!!! It is always my favorite... I can't resist paper not that I ever need another sheet... but I just love it all!

Can you tell I am loving white space once again!!!
I will share what I created at the convention soon!
Can't wait to catch up on everyone's blogs!

Check out this special!!!
Until the end of August, host a Stampin up Workshop and when your workshop totals $350 or more... you get an extra $25 in merchandise free!!!!  All my workshops have always been over $350, so call me today to set one up or email me at
That means you would get at least $70 in free merchandise and a level 1 or level 2 hostess stamp set!
Check it out here.
Looking forward to teaching you some fabulous projects for back to school, summer, or halloween!
There is still time to order from the summer mini as well!
I will be posting about my open house on August 8th tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Golf and a birthday card

Yesterday was my Sister-in-law's birthday...
I made her this card using Elements of Style which is one of my favorite sets.
I used Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Purple is one of her favorite colors... so I thought it was fitting.
I love how the envelope turned out as well.

Here are some pictures from today's trip miniature golfing!

Clara is the youngest so she got to go first.  Gavin helped her learn how to swing...


The only one of the day...

Bryce's turn...

We had a good time!
Makenna played 1 hole... Clara made it a little over half way.
Bryce was car sick and didn't feel well the whole time... but we all had a good time.
The girls and I left early since they were done.
They are all currently swimming in the pool.
Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Update on house

Well, I spent the weekend working with Brian on the house... so that is why I haven't been posting many creations right now.  It seems to take forever to do everything... just to hand my chandalier in my closet took over an hour... wow! 

All day Saturday, I spent time carrying out all of our tongue and groove wood which will the ceilings in the bedrooms and bathrooms.  They are anywhere from 10 foot to 20 foot in length... and heavy for one girl to carry... but after about an hour and a half... I got them all laid out and then bleached them.
While I was bleaching... Brian was just laying around.
Yeah, for hours... just laying around...
Well, honestly... I wouldn't want to do what he was doing...
He was laying in about a one foot by one foot area... I still don't understand how he got in there and how he was able to lay there as long as he did putting insulation in the roof.
Then on Sunday, I cut down the wood for our walls while Brian hung the insulation between the walls...

Finally, here is my chandalier...
Well, it isn't completely up... but I started not feeling so well...
In fact, ended up going to the doctor and getting antibiotics...
I spent most of yesterday sleeping and resting...
feeling much better now.

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Why

I am so thrilled to have been asked to join the Recruit Crew for Stampin' Up!
We are given a chance to learn how to recruit and build our business.
We are given many challenges to learn about ourselves and become better!
One of our first challenges is to share our "Why" for joining Recruit Crew.
My Why- "I want to build my Stampin' Up! team because I want to take a more leadership role in the company.  I love the friendships, creativity and inspiration that I find with Stampin' Up! and I am looking forward to spreading those attributes with a team!

My Story- "why I joined Stampin' Up!"
I knew from my 1st workshop that I attended that if I ever wanted to start my own business that Stampin’ Up would be what I would want to sell. I have always loved the quality of the products and the creativity and inspiration that my demonstrator shared with me. I began taking some classes from another demonstrator and really became friends with her. She shared the opportunity one night and I signed up the next day basically. I started assuming that I would only do it for the discount at first but it is addicting and I started doing workshops soon there after. I am looking forward to building my team with recruits and taking on a leadership role in the company.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Stampin' Up!  please email me at

I created this art piece with a canvas and the DSP Greenhouse Gala paper and stamp set.
I love this large grograin ribbon!
I used my new Big Shot die cut letters... for the title!

Friday, July 23, 2010


These are a few of my favorite things
Favorite Blogs-
Challenge Blogs

Scrap That Poetry (My Challenge Blog)
These are a Few of my Favorite Things
All About Me
Sketchy Thursday
Design Dollies
and so many more...
but these are my absolute favs!!!

What a fabulous challenge TAAFOMFT....
I love my challenge blogs... I get my fix from playing along with these fun places!
I used two of my favorite stamp sets on this layout...
Favorite Things- 115436
Extreme Elements- 115181

Here are the finished tree pictures of Bryce's room

Bryce loves them... so I am happy!
We will be adding vinyl to the walls too.
But, I will share that after it is done!
Thanks for stopping by...

Few things

I received my prize for winning one of Sketchy Thursday's challenges... it was a kit from Apron Strings Design... Go check them out.. my kit was fabulous. I can't wait to get creative with it and post the fabulous goodies that came with it.  It had lots of PP, embellishments and even a Page Maps sketch.  Love it!!!
Thanks again Sketchy Thursday and Apron Strings!  When you sign up to get their monthly kit... tell them that Jennifer Campbell sent you... they have a referall program which is fabulous!  You won't be sorry!

One of my Design Team members from STP is apart of a blog hop... go check it out here...  Scrap Our Stash!  Have fun!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Soak up the Sun

Soak up the Sun by Cheryl Crow
Scrapping the Music's Challenge this week...
Come play along with us!  You have until next Tuesday to link up your entry!

Clara is just chilling out, soaking up the sun!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

House update

House Update:
Here are some recent pictures of what we have been working on...
Brian has been working on the kids' bathtub.
Here are the 3 colors of the bathroom...
Dark green
Chair rail in light green
Barn red (tub and vanity)
Fixtures are off white
I must say... I did not think that Brian could refinish my great grandfather's tub to look professionally done...
I didn't, I know... no faith...
but, man did he prove me wrong...
now I didn't tell him that I didn't think it would turn out all that well,
until I saw it done today and was thrilled!!!
It looks like new!
It is over 100 years old!
Next project:
Bryce's room- put on a second coat of blue paint
Then painted his tree trunks...
next step add the leaves and frog that he wants...
(He also wants Buzz Lightyear, but Mommy doesn't know how to draw that!)

Thanks for stopping by the Cozy Cabin!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Creations and Recipes

Hostess Sets
Here are two of my favorite hostess sets...
Level 1- Because I Care
With a workshop or order that totals $150 or more, you can choose this set!
I stamped the image twice and cut out some of the flowers and raised them with dimensionals!
This is one of my new favorite color combos...
Regal Rose and Pear Pizzazz
Punched Posies is a Level 2 hostess set
With an order or workshop that is $300 or more, you can choose this as your free hostess stamp set.
These stamps match perfectly with our punches!
Color combo:
Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum

Want to know what they used on all those fabulous creations in the new Idea Book and Catalog?
Click here to get all the recipes so that you can recreate them.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Petal Card Punch and much more

Petal Card Punch
I absolutely love this new punch by Stampin up... it is the petal card punch
When it is folded up it is about 1" square
The stamped images on the inside are all 1"
Perfect for creating inchies!
Pear Pizzazz and Perfect Plum Paper and Ink
Hostess Set- Level 2- Cute by the Inch
Inspired by Nature (grass and sentiment)
Petal Card punch
Wide oval punch
Scallop oval punch

Tropical Party
My favorite set from the summer mini....
Tropical Party!
Regal Rose, So Safron, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso ink, paper and markers
Tropical Party and In a Word stamp sets

Friday, July 16, 2010

Carnival pictures

Carnival on Wednesday night!

The large slide was one of their favorites of the night... I think they each rode it at least 20 times...
good thing we had an arm bracelet!

They all loved going on the spinning bear together.
Do you think Clara loved  the roller coaster?
The bees were Clara's favorite ride!

The fun castle was Bryce's favorite... he went through it at least 15-20 times!

Best buds!
This was our first year of going to the carnival with big kids!!! No stroller this year... all 4 went on all the rides... all were well behaved and had a blast!
Wow, how time flies!
Check in later this weekend for tonight's fireworks!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

500th Post

500th Post
Wow, when I started this blog almost 2 years ago, I had hoped to share a little bit about me, my family and what I love to do!  I had never dreamed that I would be at the place that I am at this moment!
Thank you to all of you who visit my blog daily, weekly, etc.
Thank you to all of you who take a minute and post a comment!
I love reading comments!
Winner of my RAK for 200 followers and 500th post is....
Kelly Massman
Congrats!!!  Thank you for stopping by and saying hi!
I couldn't just stop at picking one person, so congrats also goes to Julie T-W!!!
You stop by everyday and take a minute to comment!!
Kelly and Julie please send me an email with your addresses so I can send some goodies your way!

Today is July 15th which means our 20th challenge at Scrap That Poetry is posted!
This poem is called "Dream" by Langston Hughes.
Click here to read the poem!

Brian and I have had a dream of building our log cabin for at least 8 years, since we got married.
Our dream became a reality a few years ago... but the process has been extremely slow.
If our marriage can last building this house, we are set for life!
When you read the words to the poem, you will see why I chose this picture of us and the cabin... there were times where we almost let our dream die...
bank issues
6 months to get permits
more bank issues
even more bank issues
I think you get the idea! 
Anyway, we didn't let our dream die.. we persevered... and we are extremely close to moving in!
I hope you all have a dream and persevere!
I would love to know what your dreams are... please come join me at my challenge blog, STP and play along.  Shazza is giving away a RAK as well as you have the chance to be a guest designer with us!
Tell me what your dream for yourself, child or grandchild is with a layout, card, project, etc.
You have until July 31st at 10 am EST to like to STP.
Thank you again for following me and for stopping by to say hi!
Early Espresso cardstock and marker and ink
Greenhouse Gala DSP
Friends Never Fade Stamps
Pear Pizzazz cardstock

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thanks for Everything

I love this new stamp set... For Everything!
I used this same stamp set in 2 different ways.. with two different color schemes.
I hope you enjoy!
On this card, I used our new border punch, dotted scallop ribbon!!! It is an absolute must!!!
We added so many fabulous punches to our new catalog... check it out by clicking on the catalog on the right side bar.  The punches begin on page #200.  You will love them!
Diana, there is a new large scallop and an owl!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

new products in summer mini

Summer mini products
Colors: Marina Mist, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Tropical Party (118515- wood, 120081- clear), In a Word (117143- wood, 120057- clear),
 All a Flutter (118284)
Square Lattice Impression folder- 119976
Modern label punch
Vellum and stazon ink

I CASE'd this one out of the mini catalog pg. 10!  I love this stamp set!
Colors: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Whisper White. Old Olive
Stamps: In a Word (117143- wood, 120057- clear), Itty Bitty Bits (117056- wood, 120060- clear),
Two Scoops (117078- wood, 120078- clear)
1 3/8" circle punch, 1/2" punch
Paper piercer

The mini catalog is available on my right sidebar... your last chance to order these products is at the end of August! Schedule your workshop with me today or order online!  I am thrilled to have my calander filling up with classes and workshops, let me help you earn free stamps!
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