Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut Cartridge PRE ORDER

If you haven't already purchased the newest Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut  Cartridge, it is available at

Friday, October 28, 2011

Must Be Genetics

Today, my husband and I had to go for bloodwork for insurance purposes and to get a better rate. Most of you may know that I am a little older than my sweet husband. Not only am I older but it appears I am in better health-lol. My blood pressure and good cholestrol are way better than his. He walks more but I drink more water and probably eat more veggies and fruit. Even though my bad cholestrol is a little higher I lost 10 pds-I really think the scale was off but I will take it. Then just to do a finger stick the nurse kept telling Scott to go drink more water because they couldn't get enough blood out of him-took the poor guy 3x. Scott must take after his Dad's side of the family and I must take after my Grandfather (I told Scott, that my Grandfather had lower blood pressure but he must have raised everyone elses-lol). So, I guess a lot of it must go back to genetics keep that in mind when you are told your cholestrol is high but do take care of yourself and eat your veggies and fruit.

By the way, afterwards we went out for breakfast. I had french toast with butter and syrup and Scott had home fries, bacon, bisquit and gravy with eggs and a large milk-I told him that is a heart attack waiting to happen; no wonder your cholestrol is so high.  Have a good weekend! Enjoy all that snow!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog List

Well, in less than 24 hours with some help from my technically smart husband, I added 4 blogs to my list. I am impressed with myself-lol. I am very technically challenged. Two of the ladies Jessica and Shirley, I know personally for several years. Modern Sugar's, Natalie, has been such a help in the past with getting me buttons and just helping. Sabriolet Designs is just new and I liked her cards so I put her on, hoping to rejuvenate my creativity.

Between running my Ebay Store, online store, taking a class and life it just seems overwhelming at times and I wish there were two of me to go around. Anyway, I am happy I got this much accomplished. I did get to make two cards for my daughter on Sunday which I am hoping to send in the mail today. I forgot to take pictures though. I am finishing a shelf for my mudroom and a birdhouse for a Christmas present.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Well, its been nearly 6 weeks since I have posted anything-whew! Just been busy. And last week was even busier. The brand new Cricut cartridge, Chic & Scary made its arrival and I worked non stop to get over 100 customers their cartridge. I have a few left but not to many so if you haven't purchased one, you might want to do it soon. I even have a few Simply Scarecrow and Scandinavian Christmas Cards.

Our daughter came to visit us almost 2 wks ago from college. It was so good to see her. That has been the longest time ever we have been apart. I couldn't stop hugging her. We had a family meal, friends sleepover, soccer game and visit-at least she did a lot in the short amount of time she was here. We look forward to seeing her again soon for the holidays. We do Skype so that is always nice but not the same and of course we text.

Does anyone else have kids in college? What do you do with yourself since they have left?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cricut Scandinavian Christmas Card Cartridge

Provocraft has another brand new release, Scandinavian Christmas Card. is taking PRE ORDERS. Cost is 24.99 and free shipping in the USA. Cartridges will be shipped the middle of October. I will have a limited quantity on hand. So, get yours today!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Christmas In September at AC Moore

Check out AC Moore for a 50% off any one regular item special coupon good for tomorrow, Friday, Sept 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. For some reason, it won't copy/paste or I would post it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Earthquake, Hurricane and Flooding

Well, this has been our life for the last 2 weeks, I think. Currently, NEPA is suffering from major flooding in our area. I am greatful that we are safe and dry. 4 AM this morning we were trying to stop the water from flowing through our basement - 2 sump pumps,  shop vac, 5 gallon buckets and a mop were  used to get the water out. Unbelieveable all the rain that fell last night. It was like buckets of water were being thrown at our home.

With all this destruction and uncertainty, I need to keep in mind that God is not surprised by all this. He is still on His throne, working all this out for our good and His glory-don't know how but He is faithful. I need to keep this in mind as I just feel depressed with all this going on in our area. And all the people that have been evacuated from their homes and lost their personal belongings and some do not even have flood insurance. Last week, we traveled to NY to pick my Dad up because he was being evacuated due to Hurricane Irene and now people in NEPA are in the same situation due to Hurricane Lee.

God's people keep praying!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Labor Day Sale

We are celebrating Labor Day with a coupon at Savings on all scrapbook kits can be yours by using the code LD2011. You will save 10% off all scrapbook kits. Savings ends Monday at midnight EST.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011

I guess it hasn't been to long since I last posted. August has been super busy here! My husband, daughter and myself went on a missions trip along with 4 others to the Dominican Republic. We built a roof for a Haitian chapel. It took about a day and half because of the size. This was one of the first times TIME Ministries had anyone attempt such a feat. But God was good and kept us safe and provided the help and REALLY Hot days to build. We had other opportunities to visit other churches and the teens had a puppet show for children which the kids really liked. Not sure if anyone has heard about Cercadillo in the DR. Its a village not recognized by the gov't because they people for whatever reason have no birth certificates. So, this wonderful lady, Ina has been there I think for about 5 years and you would not believe the difference. Other churches have come from around the world to build wells, chapel, organize healthcare, dental care, VBS and a host of other things for the benefit of the village. The ladies have learned to sew and make these beautiful bags, necklaces, and pouches. They need someone to help market these items and sell them in the USA; so if you know anyone who has importing knowledge, please let me know. Thanks! Also, if you want a great way to see part of the world, good food and an encouraging summer missions trip, visit

While we were in the DR, we received a call that my Dad had pneumonia and was in the hospital. So upon returning, we left for NY to see how he was doing. He didn't look good that's for sure but he is coming around. Followed by taking our daughter to college. This was a time of mixed emotions (I was in a daze I think for those few days, really) because she is having a great time but at the same time it was sad because she is growing up and we are experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome.

Know sooner do we return home Hurricane Irene is closing in on the East Coast, so back to NY we go. My Dad's hometown area was evacuated and we had to drive back to NY to pick him up. At least I can keep my eye on him. He is not really happy but we just got our electricity back Monday afternoon and he still doesn't have it.

So, I feel like August was a blur. Not to mention, I am taking an online class which began Monday (I think I am out of my mind or will be shortly).

Enjoy your final days of summer before school begins again. Take lots of pictures to preserve those memories.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Echo Park, BoBunny and Karen Foster

I have been busy posting the latest scrapbook kits from Echo Park, BoBunny and Karen Foster. I still have several more to go. Such as, Fancy Pants, Best Creation, Simple Stories Graphic 45 and Three Bugs In A Rug and Basic Grey. I am the only one here so it takes me awhile. Be patient. Remember, free shipping in the USA.

And if you haven't purchased your Cricut cartridge for 5% along with free shipping then hop to it-sale ends on Sunday, August 28. Type in 5off in the coupon area upon checkout.

Cricut Rewards

If you have Cricut reward cards, you should sign up at I have had mine for quite sometime so when I started I had 750 points today and when I finished entering all my reward points I ended up with 1840 (I think). Wow, was I surprised! Now, I have to decide what I want to purchase with my points-hmmm....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

5% off all Cricut Cartridges

That's right! For a limited time and while supplies last we are giving you 5% off and free shipping if you live in the USA on Cricut cartridges.
Upon checkout add 5off in the coupon section and you will receive 5% off our already low prices.
5% off does apply to international buyers but you will have to email for shipping costs.
This does not include PRE ORDER items such as Chic & Scary or Simply Scarecrow.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Cricut Cartridge, Chic & Scary

This brand new shapes cartridge will be released the last week of September or first two weeks in October.
 Be one of the first to own it!
This is a brand new release from Cricut/Provocraft.
4 different cupcake wrapper designs are available.
Also, cats, pumpkins, spider web, spider, owl, bird,
banner/pennant and other fall or halloween
images are available. Includes one  brand new cartridge, overlay and idea sheet.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Heat, Home and Trucks

I'm back! Love technology - I can post from almost anywhere. And our son was keeping his Dad posted as to fixing his girlfriends (but they are really just FRIENDS!) truck which she just  purchased for vacation so now their vacation is delayed (she is not happy). We are home and it is hot. I miss central air; it was so nice.

As soon as we get in the door our son is ready to fix his girlfriend's truck. She bought this truck (even though she was adviced against it) because she needed one for vacation. Anyway, it had to be towed home. My son has been working on it most of the weekend and waiting for his Dad to come home and help. Its a Ford 250 and for whatever reason it is not getting the gas it needs so they are checking fuel lines, filters and gas pump, etc.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Beach - Fire Island, NY

That's exactly what it is today at Fire Island! On fire at the beach. We have been visiting my Dad in NY. Today, despite the fact it was 103 degrees when we left the beach there were lots of people there. And, yes some of us got sunburned. So put that sunblock on and put a second coating on and possibly a third. Even though I sat in the shade I still got a little burned. I also forgot my camera so I borrowed my daughter's friends and only took a few pics. I was hoping to take more so I could use Bo Bunny newest beach collection kit or Echo Parks.

Anyway, enjoy the day and the great sunshine. Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mini Stroke

My father in law had a mini stroke while enroute to MT from Canada, last week. However, he did not go to the drs until yesterday. Fortunately, he is now in the hospital and he is under a drs care. So, if you are suffering symptoms of a mini stroke please go to the ER and get the care you need. Fortunately, God was with him and he is doing good so far although they are still awaiting the results of the ekg. Take care of yourself and get the  care you need. Please don't mess around when you are having stroke symptoms.
God Bless!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut Expression Repair

Have you had problems with your Cricut Expression machine? Well, a friend of mine did; it just stopped cutting and she couldn't use the speed or pressure gauges. My dear husband, the Electronics guru fixed it although it is not a permanent fix but right now it will work and Lisa can save her money for a new one. He took the left side panel off and simply pulled off the control line. When she turns it on, it will only cut on max speed and pressure but that is better than nothing and she is happy. Really, all she has to do is turn down the needle strength. So,  thank you dear Scott for fixing Lisa's machine. She is quite a happy camper. 3X is a charm as Scott was  her last hope after two other guys looked at  it. We keep telling him, he is a genius.

AC Moore Coupon 50% off

Boy, its been a while since I have posted anything. Sometimes I just forget or really have nothing to say. I did find this coupon for AC Moore for 50% off and thought I would pass it along. Good thru Saturday, July 23.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bless Your Heart Scrapbook Weekend

This past weekend about 6 of us got together and went camping (sort of). Some brought campers and another brave soul brought her tent. We set up tables in a cabin and had munchies and laughed. My wonderful husband, came over Sat. morning and made us breakfast. Anyway, we had a good time. Prizes, games, a lot of laughter and sad stories were told. In between all that, projects were completed and many pages were done. Mid morning, Karen gave a devotional from Psalm 59 and how we are not in control but God is. So stop worrying and keep your eyes on Him. We played Scrapbook Bingo-whoever had 5 in a row first won a prize. Then we had Mr. Green Frog - he was passed around to whoever finished a page entirely. I am not sure how many pages I finished but I did complete an 8x8 album. And I even got my 4th of July pics scrapbooked from this yr. Only because I wanted to use this new kit, I Love America by Best Creation. It was a toss up between Bo Bunny and BC because both are beautiful. Keep in mind, I still have pictures from my daughter's graduation party last yr that are not scrapbooked-there are just so many! And less, I forget Sharon made T Shirts for us. Karen showed us how to make flowers with Mother's Day Bouquet and use different mediums to enhance the floral look. She also showed us how to use We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy mat and pennant wheel.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Monday!

Today is  the day to recover after a busy weekend. We went to our local state park and finally found a picnic table-the place was PACKED. Forgot matches for the grill, so we borrowed someone's lighter-thank you whoever you are. Ate, talked, took pictures then went canoeing and kayaking. It is then that the fun really begins. When you have two teenagers who love to torture their mother because their mother is so gullible and is a coward when it comes to water. I am the only one with a life jacket on to begin with so as we are going along, they are telling me there is a huge falls ahead because of all the rain we received. I am thinking we are on a lake how can there be a falls? Then they are hanging on to our canoe which makes me nervous because I don't want to tip over and get all wet and I have my camera with me. We all had a great time but I was relieved to be back on shore. But I do have to mention this funny scenario-on our way back both of the kids were frightened by a water snake. The kids were looking in the weeds and saw this snake with his mouth open and looking right at them-ha,ha. I told them that is God getting revenge for me because they were tormenting me.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Having fun with the family. Canoeing, picnic, hiking and food-what more can you ask for including nice weather. Enjoy your family and take lots of pictures.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

50th Anniversary Party

Yesterday, my in laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Wow, that is a long time to stick it out with one person. Mom & Dad creditted Jesus as the reason their marriage has lasted so long. Everyday it requires work and by obeying God's word they came through many, many hardships. It was a beautiful day!Many friends and family attended  this special event. Sharon made the cake, Leeann made the centerpieces made w ith Werther's candies and I did an album and invitations.

There are at least 20 pages or more-to many to put on here but this is just a sample. I bought embellishments, paper, etc. from every craft store I visited just to have variety. I was hoping for a gold album and found one in Michael's by Martha Stewart and of course, I had my handy dandy 40% coupon. It was fun to make. Once they pick the pictures they would like I said, I would put them in the album for them.

Friday, July 1, 2011

And The Winner Is?

Congratulations Peggy Sue! You are the winner of Echo Park's, Country Drive. It should be shipped tomorrow. Thanks for participating. Come back again.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


One more day remains for a FREE Echo Park, Country Drive Collection Kit. Tell your friends. All you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment. It's that easy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

FREE DRAWING Echo Park Country Drive Collection Kit

This is exciting to see more followers at Don't miss this great opportunity to win!

I was up late last night so I am in slow gear. I had to finish Beverly Lewis, new release, The Thorn. Now I can move on to the The Judgement. The final book in the series is due in September 2011. I will be ready. I have been reading more this summer. Sometimes, my daugher and I will just sit in the livingroom and read together - different books of course. She read The Atonement and The Redemption by Francine Rivers, another really good author. About two wks ago I just finished Beverly Lewis, The Nellie Fischer Series-really good!

Has anyone else been reading more? What do you like to read?

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I made a mistake about the giveaway-sorry. One person will be chosen on Friday, June 30 to win the Echo Park Country Drive kit for leaving a comment and becoming a follower. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I do hope you will enter and try to win.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Echo Park Country Drive Giveaway

Echo Park's newest release is here! Country Drive and it can be yours too. One follower will be chosen. All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower of Short and sweet. Offer begins today and ends Thursday, June 30.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day

How did you and your family spend Father's Day? Last week, we visited my Dad in NY. Then this weekend my husband and son bonded in MD at a Motocross event. My husband actually won first place in beginner class - Congratulations Scott! (Don't tell anyone but there were only 2-3 in his class). Both of my men had a good time. Me and my girl were helping to raise money for our missions trip to the DR this summer. We had a movie night and showed, Toy Story 1. Food, movie, ice tea, lemonade and your friends support - what more could you ask for. We had a good time and are greatful for all the people that came out. And of course, God provided abundantly, above all we could ask or imagine.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Watching to much TV?

Did you know watching 2-3 hrs of TV a day increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes? Start scrapbooking and increase your health benefits and have something beautiful when you are finished.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sew Easy Piercing Mat by We R Memory Keepers

Good morning! Another great day and giveaway at From now until Sunday, June 12, follow our blog, leave a comment and your name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Sew Easy piercing mat by We R Memory Keepers. Great gift if you would like to add stitching to your scrapbook pages without carrying your big sewing machine with you to crops. The stitch piercer creates aligned holes that can easily be stitched up. So, if you would like to add more pizzaz to your scrapbook pages; Enter to win! International buyers will have to pay shipping costs-sorry!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Layout Contest and FREE Scrapbook Kit

Just a reminder that the layout contest has begun at All you need to do is send two pictures of a layout using any of the kits listed on our site. Your name will be entered into a drawing for the newest, Grace Taylor's, Splish Splash Scrapbook Kit with Glitter. This kit includes 14 sheets of 12x12  designer papers and 2 sheets of stickers. And of course you can show off your layouts from this collection too! Contest ends Friday, June 3, EST midnight.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Camping and Scrapping

Have any of you ladies ever gone camping and scrapbooking? Well, some of us ladies will be doing this during the summer.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Layout Contest

Have you used Echo Park, Webster's Pages, Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Karen Foster or any other scrapbook kit listed on Here's your opportunity to show off your creativity. All you have to do is share a two page layout and your name will be entered into a FREE drawing. Contest begins Wednesday, May 25 and ends on Friday, June 3.

Free Prima Marketing Flower Pack

Don't forget, only 3 days left to sign up as a member of our blog. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a free pack of Prima Flowers (your choice) just for signing up as a member of
Short and sweet!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

FREE GIFT for Signing Up!

Hello all you scrapbookers! I am having a GIVEAWAY which is long overdue. If you become a follower of my blog, your name will be entered into a drawing and one name will be picked. The giveaway begins today and ends next Friday, May 20, midnight EST. You will have the opportunity to pick your own Prima Marketing flower pack - just one. These are all new releases. It does not include the Say It In Crystals, just the Prima Marketing flowers (Regent or Whisper Collection). That's all you have to do.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary - Limited Edition

To celebrate Cricut's 5th Anniversary, Provocraft is adding The Cricut Expression 2. WOW!! all the pretties in this new machine include:
  • Enter the paper size you want
  • No overlays - info is on the LCD screen
  • You can use your current cartridges and Cricut Imagine Art cartridges
  • You can use with Gypsy
  • Mat preview
  • Material setting
  • 4 Preloaded cartridges
  • Wi-Fi adapter available in the Fall for an additional charge
Save your pennies ladies!

Monday, May 9, 2011


A friend of mine just forwarded me this great news. If you have lots of pictures (a minimum of 100) then this is for you - Right now through May 11th you can get 100 4x6 prints for $10 free shipping with snapfish. These are the deals I take advantage of but unfortunately I dont have 100 pics to print right now. I'll have to wait for the next great deal. Coupon is MOMDAY100.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope you had a great Mother's Day! I celebrated with my husband and kids. BBQ, beautiful yellow and pink roses and a flat of Impatients (Pink) from my kids. I even called my Dad and wished him a Happy Mother's Day - he laughed. Although we had to buy a new grill for the BBQ. Our old one died-it was living by prayers alone. I think it had to be 15-20 yrs old and it was small. This new one makes me want to invite people over and BBQ more. It even has one of those side cookers.

Mother's Day Special

Buy 3 Cricut cartridges and receive one red/white leather cartridge tote for $15 & free ship USA.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Sale

Hi everyone, Don't forget Easter Sale. Bunny Love by Best Creation, Inc is on sale this week. Beautiful glitter paper and free shipping in the USA. Lowered prices on Cricut cartridges  too. Fill your favorite scrapbookers Easter basket with many great scrapbook items from

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Sale on Scrapbook Supplies

Apr 17-23 up to 30% off includes free shipping in USA on scrapbook kits and Prima Flowers at; while supplies last.

And yes, 40% off sports paper, Confirmation paper and stickers. Also, includes My Little Yellow Bicycle paper and accessories.

Sale ends on April 23, 2010. Hurry while supplies last!

Monday, April 11, 2011

What type of adhesive?

What type or name brand of adhesive could be used in a hot and humid climate (tropical)?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrapbook Paper Sale

40% off all  Sports Paper, Sports Stickers, My Little Yellow Bicycle Paper and embellishments, Confirmation Paper and Stickers and Nikki Sivils scrapbook paper. You also receive FREE SHIPPING in the USA! International buyers please email for shipping rates.
Stock up on all your paper needs at

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Confirmation Scrapbook Paper

Another sale we have is, Confirmation paper is on sale - 40% off. Even the stickers are on sale. Limited time so snatch it up while the paper is available.

40% off Sports Paper

That's right, all sports paper is 40% off. We have field hockey, softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, dance, ballet, track and field, wrestling and volleyball.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Father's Day, Happy Graduation and Luau Cricut Cartridges Shipping Now! has newly released Cricut Summer Collection Cartridges. Father's Day, Happy Graduation and Luau with free shipping in the USA. International buyers can email for shipping rates. Limited edition and limited stock. Don't wait; be one of the first to own these recently released Cricut cartridges.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Markdown

Hello all you Cricut lovers! After having to mark all the cartridges up 3 weeks ago, I get to mark them down but only for a short period of time so check out the lower prices on Cricut cartridges at Not sure how long it will last so get them while they are hot. Free shipping in the USA. International buyers can email for shipping rates.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sports Paper and Sticker Sale

Here is your opportunity to save big - all sports paper and stickers are 40% off! Basketball, field hockey, wrestling, football, soccer, baseball, and softball. All at! Ends Sunday, March 27. Don't snooze and loose.

Cricut Cartridges Price Increase and New Scrapbook Kits

Well, as many of you have seen Provo Craft has increased their prices. Some of the prices has doubled. Believe me, I was not happy about it. I did voice my opinion to my distributor but they are unable to do anything about it. So, that's the bad news. The really good news, is there are at least 6 new Cricut cartridges coming out soon - Happy Father's Day, Graduation, Kates ABC's, Baby Steps, Elegant Edges, Damask Decor and Everyday Pop Up Cards. Save your money. Mother's Day is coming! As soon as, I receive these cartridges I will post them on

Meanwhile, I have been busy posting all the new and pretty scrapbook kits from various companies. BoBunny, Echo Park, Basic Grey, Cosmo and Cricket. Are they nice! Remember, you receive free shipping in the USA!