Saturday, October 15, 2016

Scrapping for Less: Grand Opening Blog Hop!

Hello All!
Happy Saturday! We are so excited to bring you a blog hop celebrating the opening of ! We wanted to do something fun for you all as you are the best customers under the sun and have helped make this dream a reality.
So before we get busy hopping we need to let you all know a few bits of information for this new site.
·         All items that are on the website are what we consider “leftovers” which means they are not new to any of you that order through the FaceBook Group on a regular basis.
· will be available 24 hours, 7 days a week so that you can go shopping AND you can check out as well with a credit card or PayPal whichever method you prefer.
· WILL NOT be replacing Scrapping For Less FaceBook Group, so if you are looking for Scrap Supplies at less than retail prices the FaceBook Group is STILL the place where all the pre-order albums will be listed.

There will be lots of fun games, prizes and scrappy things going on Saturday with the Facebook Event. You will want to be there. Each blog will have a small giveaway with the Scrapping for Less blog having a bigger one. To be eligible to win each blog's prize you will need to comment on the individual blogs but to win the Scrapping for Less prize you will need to comment on each blog and the SFL blog. So try to be there! You are going to want to join in on the fun!

Each one of the blog hop participants has created something using older products they purchased from Scrapping for Less. Since the focus of the website will be to sell what I term as "leftovers" yet fabulous and great products we have focused on those items we as crafters seem to purchase and then hoard. Cause who would not want to use up their stash, right?

I want to showcase a cute Halloween card...I tend to hoard Doodlebug items and this Halloween collection is no exception...I used the super cute    to create these cards! There are lots of Doodlebug items listed for sale over on the website...not this one but I am sure you will find something you like!

Supplies Used:
Doodlebug Ghouls and Goodies 6x6 Pad
Doodlebug Orange and White Twine
La La Land Dragon Luka Stamp
Copic Markers
Jillibean Soup Witches Brew Pea Pod Parts
Cardstock from my very large stash! 

I have been hanging on to these items for quite a while! LOL!

And then a Christmas card....and even better this paper pad is for sale over at the website!

Supplies Used
American Crafts "Holiday" 6x6 (this is for sale at the website)
La La Land Paper Doll Marci: Christmas Elf
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils...I am still learning 
to use these but they are soooo nice
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder

and to show how everyone messes up (I do all the time) 
I was going to put sequins on it and totally forgot!

My Prize for the hop:

So on to the fun!

Blog Hop Line Up:

Scrapping for Less

Yvonne Morentin 

Stacy Tiedemann

Kimberly Smith

Sandy Hentzel

Teresa Russell

Make sure you comment on each and every blog for the grand prize given over at Scrapping for Less!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Grand Opening of Scrapping for Less Website

Keep calm you say…well that is sometimes not in my nature! I am trying, though. Anyhow, I wanted to give an update here about what happened to me the past 5 months! I just kind of fell off the face of the blogosphere. But, thankfully not off the face of the earth!

I began a journey last May to open my own website and well that took up lots and lots of my time. At first, I thought I was going to go the DIY route in building my own website. Sometimes, (and don’t get me wrong, I love YouTube!) YouTube is just not all that easy or at least following someone’s tutorial. Because I came to the conclusion that you really need to know something about HTML to be able to build your own website. And let’s face it…I know just a tiny bit about the computer world and HTML is not in that knowledge base.
So, after fussing with the DIY portion of it for almost 2 months I hired someone to build a website for me. At first, things went beautifully, then frustration set in as the communication between myself and the designer seemed to grow weaker and weaker and the 2-3 week promised time frame turned into 8 weeks. But, I finally have a working website and so I plan to be back to blogging and sharing my creations. Growing my business is going to be front and center for the next several months so getting on with blogging and sharing is going to be key!

First up is an online Facebook event celebrating my GrandOpening! Come join in the fun Saturday, Oct 15th from 9-6. There will be lots of games, prizes, and a blog hop to join in the fun with. Hope you can be there and celebrate with me! 

In the meantime check out the the blog entries, browse the shop (you might even want to buy something), sign up for the newsletter, and jump on board for a grand adventure!! Scrapping for Less: We promise to be your place to shop for great priced paper crafting supplies!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Make It Happen-2016 (Mini Sleep Series-PT II)

So, good morning my friends! Hope this Monday finds you fantastically wonderful! I am here today to give you an update on how my sleep pattern and getting things started earlier is going.

Well, it is going pretty good I would sayof course there is always room for improvement though.
Since I last posted the end of March about this I have averaged going back to bed only once a weekand therefore have increased my productivity.
For instance, this morning I
   Made the bed
Cleaned the kitchen
Made my breakfast (which included baking muffins)
Did two loads of laundry
Straightened and picked up from the weekend
Took a shower

And I did all of this by 8:00 am!

I only have 5 months to be really productive because at the end of this year (mid-November) my whole schedule/pattern will change again when my hubby retires. Looking forward to it but I know it will be a big change.

Here are a couple resources for you about sleep habits and patternsif you struggle like I have in the past I hope you will find them helpfulnext installment of the mini-sleep series will come at the end of June.

A simple, yet helpful articleclick here to read the entire 

A great step by step approach can be found in this article.

Have a fantastic daystart it early!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Make It Happen-2016

Note: I wrote a draft of this post and never published it back at the beginning of April, well here it is mid-May and I am just know posting. I am going to go ahead and post this and update within the list below and then add on a list for May.

What a beautiful Monday morning! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I am full of life!  I have totally reset my life. If you will remember I talked about this back in January and how I was going to make some major changes in my life. Well, sometimes life has other plans for you and I had many obstacles that were preventing me from heading on the path I wanted to travel on…well I decided that all that was going to change beginning the month of April . So, I began some serious mind decluttering, list making, kicking into gear mode.
Here is the list of things I plan to accomplish for April:
Get the scraproom painted…and begin to organize and decorate...scraproom was painted, organization has begun to happen.
Get the interior of the house painted…and put back together....this happened and was all finished...YAY!
Begin (again) my daily Scripture writing plan....I did begin this however, as things got moved and packed away for the painting to happen my journal and Bible I use where among the things that got packed away...hopefully I will get back to this 
  Create my list making pages for the month and keep up with listing...unfortunately I have decided this is not something that I can fit into my schedule at this time
Get pictures printed for Tyler’s album and get started!....I HAVE to get started on this!!!
Get retirement folder set up...all is together just need to get it done
a.       Send invoices and place this fact I sent in 7 orders this month!
b.       Mid-month order...done
c.        Tax documentation notebook set up...done, need to update a couple pages
d.       Blog and other items designed...has been paid for...just in the process
  Get one room of the house completely organized and decluttered...still working on...Master Bedroom is almost room will be living room

May least the rest of the month
Finish the decor in the Scrapbook room
Track my meals in my Fitness planner every single week this month.
Exercise at least twice a day 5 days a week.
Get Tyler's photo album completed.
Get Tyler's surprise done
Keep up with my daily schedule,
Order photos for the picture frames around the house.
Order photos for Ireland and Italy album
Business plans for future outlined

So, as you see lots has happened life has been full of ups and downs so far this year. Hoping I can get back on track and on a solid schedule to get things accomplished that need to happen in my world. 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to care about what is going on with me!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Design Team!

Special post today over at Scrapbook Blessings Club! Head on over there and see what's cooking!

Today is my sister's birthday and there is one thing she absolutely loves is a handmade card. She also loves Copic coloring. So, I colored one up special just for her!

Supplies Used:
LaLaLand Kit February 2015: Shining Star Marci and Matching Dies
Paper Smooches: Salutations
Echo Park: Captured 6x6
Want to Scrap: Silver Bling
Copic Markers
White Wink of Stella
Kaisercraft Pearls

A funny story about the white wink of stella...I really meant to use clear but did not notice until I looked down at my card and wondered what in the world white got all over my stars. I totally laughed out loud as I realized well...that would have been because I did not look at the label on the cap before starting. Note to self: Look next time!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Precious Times!

Hubby has been on vacation this week so my whole schedule has been regular schedule next week either cause he is still on vacation and this week was stay at home get stuff done kind of vacation but next week is get away together and enjoy each other and some Florida sunshine. 

Anyhow for today I have a very special post/project. Last Saturday I had the pleasure of helping my granddaughter create thank you cards for her cheer coaches and her two little friends (one her cheer sister, the other a good friend she bonded with over the season.) She has been doing competitive cheering for the past season and is quite good. I love watching her. It was absolutely precious to see this wonderful, little 10 year old come up with kind and caring messages (all different I might add) for people who had come into her life only a short time ago and quickly became like family. I am so very proud of this young lady she has the most caring and kind heart I have ever known in a 10yr old child.
My beautiful cheerleader

We had a blast creating the cards and although Grandma helped by coming up with the ideas, Hannah was right there doing all the work herself. She even did the Copic coloring on the Marci cheerleaders all by herself.

We created 7 cards...1 for each coach (with a personal message to each one)
and 2 cheerleader cards. Hard work all in one day, but we had fun.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Design Team Day!

Thankful Thought: For my son, who almost drops everything at the drop of a hat to do things for me!

Head on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club today to see what is going on. I will keep you in suspense and have you check over there. If you head over there and then leave a comment in both places (and shoot me an email I will send you out a small prize. Thanks for stopping by today!

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