Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gotta Check This Out!

Donna Downey has new STAMPS!!! She is showing them off on her blog AND giving 3 sets away!! I'm crossing my fingers hoping I win one! I'm horrible about waiting patiently to buy anything...

Also... speaking of blog candy... Lil' Deb's give away is incredible... check it out HERE.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hanglar Blog Candy

Heidi is giving away some blog candy over at Heidi's Papir Verden these adorable stamps aren't available in the US so it's a chance at having one for yourself... Run on over and check it out!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Card Purse Class

For those of you in my class today... here are the cutting diagrams for the purse... just click on the photo for a larger version. For the rest of you... I'll try and post all of the pictures and instructions later this week... for tonight, I have to prep for my silhouette class tomorrow night :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sorry for being away again...

Life has had a bit of an upheaval here... our campaign is finished at work, so I'm finally on a "normal" schedule again!!! However, although not being on rotating shifts thru the summer is WONDERFUL... it cuts down on my "me" time a bit.

I'm taking a few more classes over at Big Picture Scrapbooking that have been challanging me to take interesting photos (I'll post some next week) and have been part of a couple of cutter file swaps. I can share with you the file I made for the Moms & Grads swap last month.


Monday, April 28, 2008


I'm not sure if any of you have picked up the book Listography... I came across it in Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago and just LOVE it... if you use lists at all in your scrapbooking, it is a great resource... they also have a cool website that you can join and add your lists to... I joined this past weekend and have been having fun creating my own lists, as well as checking out other peoples lists... check out my list HERE.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pink Angel

Check out Traciejane's blog and wish her a happy birthday! She is giving away some incredible blog candy!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tara's Designs

I came to Tara's blog thru a link from Heather's blog... and am amazed by her wonderful artwork... hop over there and check it out and while you're there... check out the blog candy she's offering up to celebrate going over 20,000 visitors!!! Congrats Tara!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Creative Ideas by Katharina

Katharina is giving away this stamp plus an envelope of images to celebrate her 30th Birthday... make sure to check out her blog and sign up for her newsletter... click on over to Creative Ideas by Katharina.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Totally Off-topic

A year ago on April 26th, my husband and I lost a good friend. Actually Joe was more than a good friend, he was family. It hurt terribly to lose Joe, especially since it didn't need to happen. Joe lost his battle with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder and committed suicide. He had just returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq in November of 2006 and in April 2007 left us with a hole in our hearts.

Coming up the weekend of May 3rd many friends of Joe will be holding a motorcycle run in his memory to raise money for a billboard to be placed somewhere along I-94 in North Dakota that will read "PTSD and depression is real. Get help now." with a phone number to call at the bottom. We don't want anyone else to do what Joe did when help is available to them 24/7. We are dedicating this not just to Joe, but to all the veterans who need help.
If you would like to take part in the motorcycle run the details can be found at . If you would like to help organize, help or have suggestions for the design of the billboard, or would just like to donate to the fund, you can contact Matt Leaf.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Busy Week!

It's been a BUSY week here. Not only did we prep my oldest daughter for her move to Oklahoma last Thursday, but we also had Prom last Saturday. But the biggest news....

I'm going to be a GRANDMA... meet the newest member of our family who will be making HIS debut around July 9th.... Joseph Brent Porter...

So to celebrate... I'm giving away baby cards to the first two people to post to my blog!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Military Unity Ribbons

As you all know, my loving hubby and my son are both in the Army Nat'l Guard and I'm a PROUD Army Wife and Mom. So while playing with my new KNK software, I decided to make a unity ribbon and since I didn't want to leave out the other three services, I created ribbons for the Navy, Air Force, Marines as well as my FAVORITE... ARMY! Hope you all enjoy these!

Please remember that for those who use the GSD file version... I am using the updated version of RoboMaster, so you might want to download the DXF version. Also I've posted a terms of use on the sidebar.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

My First Cutting File

Ok... so I'm pretty excited. I purchased KNKstudioGE last week and finally got a chance to play today! So I'm sharing my first cutting file!

Just a note to those who use the GSD file version... I am using the newest version of RoboMaster so you might want to download the DXF version.
You are welcome to share it with a friend or two, but please respect my creative rights and do not resell or redistribute my files in any way, either through the internet, cd or sharing of computer files. Please do not post my files to share on any groups or thru email, but you are welcome to pass along the link to my blog to anyone you would like to share the file with.

Thanks, let me know how you like it!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Shout Out to SheetLoad

If you are into Cardmaking... you need to check out the April issue of the eZine SheetLoad. It has designs, cutting guides and instructions for 9 cards.

If you enjoy the April issue, you can also download past issues as well. Definately worth the time and trouble to check out!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bind It All

I got my new Bind It All by Zutter yesterday... it will even punch thru cd's and bind a cd book!! Here is a little album I put together for a display at the Scrapnook in Fargo...

I used a new line of papers from Daisy D's. The "i love u" and "mom" were cut from my cricut.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Julie posted this on her blog, SenomesDesigns I thought I'd copy it for something fun to do on April Fools Day!! :)

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...{they have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up!}Use different answers if the person before you has the same 1st initial and you CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl.

1. What is your name: Alicia
2. 4 letter word: Acid
3. Vehicle: Alero
4. City: Alexandria MN
5. Boy's Name: Alan
6. Girl's Name: Amanda
7. Alcoholic drink: Absinthe
8. Occupation: Accountant
9. Something you wear: Apron
10. Celebrity: Arnold Schwarzenegger
11. Food: Apple
12. Something found in a bathroom: Aerosole Hairspray
13. Reason for Being Late: Already running behind
14. Cartoon Character: Alvin from Alvin & The Chipmunks
15. Something You Shout: Alright!
16. Animal: Armidillo
17. Body part: Ankle
18. Word to describe you: Amazing!

Have Fun!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sweet Baby Girl

6X6 accordian album from Close To My Heart
Cardstock and brads from Close To My Heart
Decorative Paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery
Various Quickutz dies
Baby Buggy (Pram) GSD file for my Silhouette from Crafty

inside of the Accordian Album
backside of the Accordian Album

Sweet Baby Boy version...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another Pay It Forward with a Twist

Ok... so I was the first to post over on Sussann's Blog for her Pay it Forward, so now it's MY turn to offer up some goodies.

I'm a proliffic card maker/swapper and have WAY more than my share of them stored for future

For the first 5, yes FIVE, posters to my PIF, I will send 10 thank you cards to each of you... The only criteria.... you have to post your blog address in the comment here and you have to post a Pay It Forward on your blog to redeem the cards...

Can't wait to see who posts!!

P.S. I did this cool signature at My Live Signature after seeing it on Heather's Blog! Check it out and make your own cool signature (or two or three)...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Penguin 6x6 Book

My next class at the Scrapnook in Fargo. This fun summer folder album is made with Imaginisce "A shore thing" collection. It contains sixteen 6x6 scrapbook pages protected by page-protectors in a hand made file folder album. April 1st, 6-8 pm. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blog Brownies

So Heather over at Stamping the Details offers "Blog Brownies" and this week is giving away a grab bag of ribbon from Offray... you'll have to head over there and check out her blog.

Also, congrats to the winner of my PIF, Hilmarose! Check out her blog Designs by Hilmarose.

Have a creative Thursday!

Alicia P.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birthday Book

Here is a photo of the Birthday Book that I taught at the Scrapnook on Monday night. It is made from bound 6 x 9 envelopes and Heidi Grace Birthday Paper. I used my silhouette and quickutz squeeze tool to cut the names of the months, titles and the cute candle on the front. I'm teaching this class again at the Scrapnook on April 22nd, and will upload more detailed instructions after that class is over.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pay It Forward

Sorry for the hiatus... after the new year, I was feeling life overload... I finally picked up paper and adhesive again a few weeks ago and am feeling quite renewed. I've also joined the design team at the Scrapnook scrapbooking store in Fargo ND! I've been having a blast playing with all the new products!

I also purchased a Silhouette and am LOVING it! I've been creating some files of my own as well as finding some designers that I just love as well. If you have a cutting machine of your own, you should check out Visual Designs by Chris and The Latest By Mary for some cool designs. I also love Sticky Stuff for supplies and tutorials. I joined this amazing yahoo group called Silhouetteusers that has the most amazing people, ideas, and help!

On another note... I absolutely LOVE this idea that Chris posted on her blog yesterday and am going to give it a try here.

Here is MY Pay it forward... Chris offered 3 of her cutter designs for the first person to post a comment on her post if they offered a pay it forward reward on their own blog. I was second, but since I thought it was an incredible idea I'm going to post the challange here any ways... I will send a Close To My Heart retired stamp set called "Rustic Flowers" (see photo below- it is a $22.95 value and is brand new) to the first person to post a comment on this post. The only criteria.... you have to post your blog address in the comment here and you have to post a Pay It Forward on your blog to redeem the stamp set. If this goes well I might try to make it a monthly installment on my blog. Can't wait to see who posts and what their PIF is... Have fun and Scrap Happy!!