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!!