Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It’s ALMOST that time of year!!

Hey everyone MelissaVT here!  I know it’s no surprise it’s almost Christmas time!  Since, after the back to school supplies were put away at the store the Christmas decorations came out!  I have a couple of crafy ideas for some inexpensive gifts!  I love doing these for my kids teachers and Sunday School teachers!

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Aren’t those some great gifts!!  For the picture frames I just painted a frame from Michaels and printed out goodies from Nikki’s kits.  The clothes pins have magnets on the back to use anywhere.  And, who doesn’t love candles????


If you’re all wondering where I got this AWESOME kit from Nikki look now further!!  Well, you’ll have to wait a bit though!


Be sure to head to The Digi Chick THIS weekend!!  The kit will ONLY be around for the weekend!


Happy creating!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Hybrid

Hey Everyone!  Melissa here!!  Have you seen Nikki’s newest kit???  Oh My Goodness I love it!!

A Lil Spooky is available over at The Digi Chick.


I’ve created a couple different creations using the kit for Halloween!

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How cute are those!!  I live making the little “extras” to go on the goodies!

Here’s our family calendar I add extras too.  There is a shop here that sells different types of magnets for about everything imaginable.  I need to keep myself out of there otherwise I would really be broke!  I just printed out and put magnets on the backs of the extras!


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I even made up the clothes pin magnets to hold stuff.  I had made other clothes pin magnets for my kids’ teachers last year for Christmas.  Easy, inexpensive, and the teachers loved it!!


Hurry up and grab A Lil Spooky it’s almost Halloween!  Until next time! 


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blog Train Template Style!!


Hey Everybody!!  Who doesn’t like a blog train?  The CT Girls over at Valarie Ostroms Designs have a template train for you!!


Be sure to check out all of Valarie’s goodies over at Elemental Scraps!


ChooChoo here we go!!

Here’s mine!

MelissaVT-VOSeptember Blog Train

Here’s the link.

Here’s your upcoming stops!!






Thursday, September 9, 2010

It’s Thursday!! There’s a PARTY going on!!


Hey Everybody!   Cabana Girl Melissa here!  I have to start out apologizing for being a MAJOR slacker!!  Time is flying by so quickly I forget what day it is!  I had meant to post last Thursday and look it’s a week late!  

So, if you haven’t heard there is a PARTY going on over at The Plum!  Be sure to head over there for all the AWESOME challenges!   There are a bunch of speed scraps some of us Cabana Gils are hosting!

Did you see last weeks new release??  Stacy has designed the bested birthday kit!  Here’s Celebrate!

Here’s what some of the Cabana Girls have done!


Aren’t the cabana Girls AWESOME!!  Well, that’s all for me this week it’s time to head out for a football game, football practice, and some tumbling!!

Have a great week!!


Thursday, August 26, 2010


Ok, so I am so slacking!!  Kalo Design’s had a new release and I forgot to post!  Between getting the kids ready for school and football practices for my boys it’s been CRAZY around here!!  Without further babble here’s Grow Your Garden!

Stacy also has a Hybrid Flower Pot Kit too!

Here’s what the awesome CT has come up with!!

Aren’t all those layouts AWESOME????

Don’t forget that Kalo Designs is DESIGNER OF THE WEEK over at the Polka Dot Plum!! Check here for all the happenings (there may be giveaways)!!


Last but not least be sure to get registered for SCRAPZILLA!!

Check out these PRIZES!!

1st place:
Bamboo Craft Tablet from Wacom
Art Rage Studio Pro
1 year free Mozy Home Unlimited Account
$25 gift certificate to Persnickety Prints
Green Bulb Gang - Gold Membership Package - Good for 30 Day Membership
Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 digital scrapbooking software + mega expansion bonus pack called "Life Is Beautiful"
$25 gift certificate to Polka Dot Plum
2nd place:
Art Rage Studio
1 year free Mozy Home Unlimited Account
$10 gift certificate to Persnickety Prints
My Memories Suite Software Package
$15 gift certificate to Polka Dot Plum
3rd place:
1 year free Mozy Home Unlimited Account
$5 gift certificate to Persnickety Prints
FontDiner.Com Font Set of your choice
$10 gift certificate to Polka Dot Plum
Individual Weekly Winners: Gift Certificate from a Polka Dot Plum Designer

YOU so don’t want to miss all the fun!


Have a great week everyone!!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

It’s FRIDAY!! WhooHoo!!

  Can you believe August is almost done?!?!  School is back in for some but my kids don’t have to go back until the Tuesday after Labor Day! 

Have you seen all of the AWESOME goodies by Kalo Designs over at Digi Scrap Obsession?  Here’s a few of her goodies!



Aren’t those AWESOME!!  Did you all so see her new release from last week?  Here’s School Days!


I just love this kit!!  I even made a quick page for everyone!!


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Here’s the link

Here’s my original!!

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Be sure to follow and like Kalo Designs because you never know what we’re gonna do next!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It’s Saturday!!

Were you able to grab Valarie’s new release yet?  I just love all the colors!  I do have a surprise for you but you’ll have to wait for now!  I know I’m sorry!! 

Be sure to stop over at Valarie's store and see all her great products!!

I need help from all of you!!

If we were to start doing challenges what kinds do you like?

What kind of prizes? coupons? mini kits? templates? alphas? ellies?

Please let me know your opinions in the comment section!!


Well, since you’ve made this far, here’s your surprise!


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I bet you can’t wait to see this AWESOME kit!!  It will be available Monday at Valarie's Store!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

It’s New Release Monday!!


It’s Melissa here with a new release Monday!!  This week Valarie is releasing Besties over at Elemental Scraps!!   This is a must have to scrap yourself or the girls in your life!!

Wait!!!  There’s more!!

On Valarie’s blog


And be sure to “like” on Facebook and “follow” on Twitter and see what you get!!

Here’s one from me!!

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isn’t that just the best kit!!  I so love all the pink!!

Be sure to become a follower if both Valaries Blog and  this one.  There may be giveaways involved!!

Have a great week!!



Thursday, August 5, 2010


Hey, Hey, Hey!!  What does everyone think of the Tiki Hut??  I am so loving it!!  There isn't any new releases this week but wait till you see what releases soon!!

I decided to post my favorite recipe for right now.  With all the fresh goodness in the gardens, we are making Zucchini bread like crazy!  I would’ve had a picture of the loaves but every time I turn around they’re GONE!!!  So, here’’'s the recipe! I found it on All Recipes by v. monte!

Moms Zucchini Bread
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

I think it’s time to go make some more!!

Have a great weekend and be sure to head over to Kalo Designs at the Plum to see all the AWESOMENESS there!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hittin the beach!!

Melissa here with a challenge for you!!  But first have you checked out Kalo Designs newest release??  Here’s Beachy Keen!


Ok, here’s your challenge!!  We’re gonna scrap by numbers!   I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Be sure to post your layouts to Kalo Designs Facebook page and we’ll pick a winner via random.org for a 50% off a $5 purchase!!!

Your layout needs to include (no more and no less):

6 pictures

5 elements

4 word title (a title with 4 words)

3 stitching or ribbons

2 pieces of cardstock

1  journaling ( only 1 journaling spot)


You have until Sunday August 1 at 11:59pm to enter.  We’ll announce the winner Wednesday August 4.


Here’s mine!

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Here’s a couple more of my layouts with Beach Keen!

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I can’t wait to see everyone’s layouts!!



Thursday, July 22, 2010

It’s Thursday!!

Hey Everybody!!

Melissa here taking over the blog for the day!!  My family and I just got back from vacation and I still have post vacation brain! So, I’m just gonna update you all on a few things!

Be sure to check out the new release ker-plunk  over at Polka Dot Plum!!

I cant wait to see all the awesome layouts you gals create with this kit!

Be sure to check more designs over at DSW and DSO!!


Lift a Team Member Challenge - This Friday!

This Friday we not only have our LOTW but Stacy will have the pleasure of hosting our first ever Lift a Team Member Challenge.

This challenge is a simple scrap lift challenge and everyone who participates will have a chance to win a coupon for 50% off all orders of $5 or more at Stacy’s PDP Shoppe. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win.

Be sure to stop by her blog on Friday for all the details on how to participate and earn points good towards chances to win.

Be sure to keep a look about for-----

I soo can’t wait to find out more!!

Don’t forget to be a follower on Twitter and like on Facebook!

That’s all for me today!  I’ll be back next Thursday to hijack the blog again.  I’m gonna try and sweet talk Stacy into letting do a little challenge!


Friday, July 16, 2010

It’s the weekend!!

Ok, I’m gonna fess up right now!  I almost forgot to do this post.  My family and I are camping for a long weekend!  But, I’m here to show you some of the kits Valarie has available over at Elemental Scraps!

Be sure to head over and check all these AWESOME kits!!

Have a great weekend!!