Friday, November 30, 2012

Fun Spellbinder Giveaway on Northridge Publishing's Blog

Just in time for the Holidays!!! Northridge Publishing is having giveaways on their blog and today you can win a set of SPELLBINDERS. Now I will warn you, if you do not yet own any of these....they are addictive. I held off buying them for so long but when I won a GRAND CALIBUR die cutting machine from a Micheal's grand opening this summer...well I had to give in. It would have been rude if I didn't, right? Now here is a chance for me (and all of you) to add to / start a collection. Good Luck!!!! xo Tiffany

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stampers Best

I just got my order from Stampers Best!!! OMG I am in LOVE with their stamps and already have another "wish list" started. A local scrapbooking group, that I have started cropping with, and I all put our orders together so that we could qualify for free shipping. You get the shipping discount with an order of 35.00 or more...the thing is, their stamps are sooooo inexpensive that it is kinda hard to get your total high enough to qualify. Oh well...their stamps are totally worth the shipping charge if you have to pay it. is what we got:
I can not wait to play with my stamps. I will be sure to post my projects, too. If you are interested in placing an order, be sure to use the special coupon code GIRLIEGIRL when you check out. You will get a 10% discount (and I get a small incentive for sharing the site to use on my next purchase). Thanks, Tiffany

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Tortoise and the Hare Mini

Just a quick share of a mini album I made for a lady on  Shhh don't tell her, it's a suprise!!!!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Rosh Hashanah...A Sweet New Year!!!!

David made his scrumptious homemade chicken matza ball soup and then we had a wonderful dinner of roasted chicken, rice, brussel sprouts, and of course Challah w/ raisins, apples and honey.  I am stuffed to the gills.

I love to make little decorations for all of our special meals and holidays.  Right now I am LOVING banners.  They are so fun to make and look so cute.

Here is the Banner I made for Rosh Hashanah

Please excuse my kitchen with "dinner in progress mess" in the background. LOL

I did nnot know how I was going to make something to respresent honey...I could not fine a die I just used my new Ball Jar stamp that I got at Michael's last week, my Copics, and made a honey jar.  For the bee, I just hot glued some buttons and ribbon together.  I think it turned out much better than a die cut.  I love it when creative desperation works out in my favor.

Hoping you have a happy and sweet year to come...


Spooktacular Halloween Cards

When the weather gets cool...I get crafty.  It's dreary and rainy outside and it got too cold for the water park (eh I think that fun is over for the year) so my creative juices were in over drive keeping my busy.

Here are some cute Halloween cards I made...most of the supplies are just things sitting in my craft room from the last few years.  I would love to go out and purchase all the new yummie seasonal things but then what would I do with all this I already have?  I am not saying I will not go out and eventually buy a new things or five...but this project was about using what I already have...


Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's getting spookie out there...

More tags for the Enchanted Card Swap at

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Something to Cool Us Down

Ok maybe not really but making these cute tags did give me a bit of fall spirit. 

The tags are for am Autumn Tag Swap at

I stamped the image of the tree then fussy cut the image out.

I am not the best at stamping but I like how these turned out.

The leaves were stamped, fussy cut, and then modge podged. 

I attached the leaves, trees, sentimates, etc to the tag with pop dots for added demention.
So I was feeling the Fall spirit all afternoon....until I walked out the door and into the 106 degree Texas Weather.
Summer still sizzles on here in Texas!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dog Days of Summer Swim on....

We had a great Labor Day Weekend!!!!  We spent most of the weekend just relaxing at home since David had spent last week away on a business trip to California.  However, on Sunday we went to my Mama's house for some chillaxin in the pool.  AJ and Tati (my brother and sister in law) showed up with a suprise....GABE!!!! (my brother Boston Terrier)

He ran into Mimi's living room like a bat outta hell.  And I don't think he settled down the entire time he was there.  No bother, we are used to a hyper dog, living with Dixie Lee for almost 14 years gave us good training.

AJ grilled a Tri Tip Roast with veggies for lunch.  OMG was that GOOD!!!!  After letting lunch settle, we jumped in the pool.

Even Gabe went swimming...

This didn't just took alot of coaxing to get him in the water.  It was cute...he wanted so bad to be in the pool, esp when Tati got in.  He just wanted to be part of the fun.

All that doggie peddling sure took it's toll....
He was worn OUT!!!!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!!

Do you have big plans this Labor Day weekend?
Hopefully none of us have to work!!!!

Are you having a cookout?

Is he cooking bacon on the grill?  Well, that's one way for me not to smell the house up when I cook bacon!!!!
Mr and Mrs Cheese-Ball Cordially Invite you to a Labor Day Cookout!!!!

or maybe a pic nic?
How about a pic nic at the beach?

Or just go to the beach to lay around...

All I know is it is HOT here in Texas so Summer will not be over for a bit.
Whatever your plans I hope you have a great and SAFE weekend. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Homemade Laundry Products

Try Homemade Laundry Products

Front-loading clothes washers are designed to use High Efficiency detergent, which means you can use a lot less per load. (Regular detergent will create too much suds, and prevent proper rinsing.) But beyond detergent, you don't need many of the ancillary products sold for laundry. Here are some low-cost natural alternatives to try:
Stain Removers: Before washing, try soaking the stain with water mixed with Borax, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar, writes Dr. Alan Greene. You'd be wise to be as careful as you would using bleach to avoid discoloration, but you won't have to worry about the unhealthy fumes from chlorine.
Bleach Alternative: Add a half cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle of a medium load of whites, according to Annie B. Bond's Home Enlightenment. Or, try a half cup of Borax.
Fabric Softeners: Add a quarter cup of baking soda to the wash cycle, Greene recommends.
Color Brightener: Toss a capful of vinegar in with the detergent, writes Michael DeJong, author of Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing.
Static Cling: To fight static cling, a quarter cup of white vinegar in the washer should help, Greene says.

Fabric Refresher: In between washes, freshen your clothing with a spritz of dilute vodka. The smell will dissipate, green living expert Brian Clark Howard says, and your clothes will be ready for another day out.

This was found on

Happy Homemaking,