Thursday, January 29, 2009

Who says money doesn't grow on trees?

Well in this case it's a gardenia plant, but you get the idea! LOL
One of my coworkers is battling cancer and winning!! We all pitched in close to $500 to help off set her medical bills. I had never done a money tree before and it was fun! After folding all the bills in the accordian fold, though, my fingers are a bit sore! I can't wait to see her reaction when we present it to her next week. This counts as my creation for this week cause folding all that money took up most of my 'free' time this week.
Oh and I used some wide ribbon that had been sitting in my stash and some SU rub ons to fancy up the pot.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Check out my new Jacket!!!

I have been watching this jacket at Coldwater creek for about 2 months now. I just love it and it was originally priced at $79.50. I got it today for $19!!! Yum!!! They are having thier big winter clearance, even though it is still winter, but they are making room for spring stuff, so I scored some great deals today!
Now it the weather will just stay a little chilly ( in the 60's) for a bit longer so I can wear it!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Can't Resist!!!

this one reminds me of my resolutions only substitute basket for PANTS!!! LOL

I won more Blog candy!!
check out this sweet little kitty set i won on her blog! Woo Hoo!
Again i say why can't I get this lucky and win on PowerBall lottery!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Scrappy valentine creation #3 in 2009

Here is my creation for this week
I used scaps of fabric and paper and I had the hearts left over from last year.
Luckily the were just sitting in my scrap bag waiting to become a card!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am...
LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
I used my Maiden name which is way less popular than my married name. still amazed that there are 3 of us out there!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My 1st big coupon save!!!

I got a 6 oz bag of these for .24cents each!!! I am relatively new to the fine art of couponing. but i have been studying a few blogs and learned that many stores will let you 'stack' coupons. So here is what i did, went to Target and they had the 6oz bags with a manufacter coupon for $1 off a bag, each bag was 2.24 minus $1 left me at 1.24 , but I had a sunday insert coupon for $3 dollars off 3 bags, basically another $1 off each bag left them at .24 cents each!!! These are for my furry sister Millie, she eats way too many but it makes her and my mom happy!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

wide open space cards

I created some really simple cards today. I think this was a challenge on SCS a while back and it was stuck in my brain so I gave it a try. Plus I had made a card with this basic layout a while ago at a Make and take at my local scrap shop.
I even dug into my stash for the little "hugs" embelly up in the corners, and into my scrap stash for the deco papers, yeah!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Free Suave day 1/14

go here to get a coupon for free Suave product up to $3.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I would love to win this...

and maybe i can from this blog
she's giving away one of this bags and or a %50 off coupon so i can be one stylish 1st grade teacher!!!

I won some Sweeeeet Blog candy!!!
Check it out! I won this sweet valentine set from Tori's blog.
Woo Hoo! this is like the 3rd time I've won blog candy in the last year!
Lucky me !
Now lets see how I did on last nights Powerball numbers! LOL

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

card creations #1

Ok so I actually made some cards this week and it's only tuesday! Woo Hoo big pat on the back to me!

I dug deep into my stash for the paper and the embellishments, I would be afraid to estimate how long those little vinyl embellies have been sitting in my stash!
Oh and I saw on someone's blog that they chalked thier cuttlebug die before running the paper thru, so I tried it and I like the results, it's very subtle you can sort of see it in the pics.


If youre an 'ELK'...

Big Hugz to you!Our local chapter of "ELKS" donated $500 dollars to our school and in turn i get $125 as a classroom adoption!!PTA sponsors 'classroom adoptions' where companies can donate monies to the school and it will be passed down to the classroom teachers to use in thier respective classes.This year I will use the money to buy books on CD for my kids to listen to during work/group time.I am so excited! I think I will be able to get 8 books/CD's with that amount of $$.So if your an ELK or you know one, let them know that thier fellow ELKs in Florida made a public school teacher very happy in this new year!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

15 hearts?!

How many heart stamps does one really need? i have 15! I guess there might be stampers who have more but for me this was an eye opener that i just have too much stuff!!! Plus it's been years since I've sent out many Valentines cards! other than for my students.
I am trying to go with more organization in the new year, so I am pulling stuff for VDAY and then trying to see what comes to me.
Hopefully I will create something with my 15 hearts this week to share with you!

Friday, January 2, 2009

starving artists blogcandy alert

go here for a chance to win some super cute stamps, just in time for Vday!