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!