Tuesday, December 30, 2008

You really can be rich in every way, every day!

So you want to own the home you love, make memories on wonderful vacations with family or friends, finance college educations, and help others too?

You can—starting here and now.

With lively humor, proven know-how, and practical principles for financial health, Living Rich for Less helps you stretch your dollars to realize the lifestyle of your dreams. Ellie Kay’s entertaining and enlightening examples show you simple steps to save, spend, and give smart, and her three main principles are undergirded by dozens of effective rules and hundreds of Cha-Ching Factor™ tips that keep or put money in your pocket.

Ellie knows what it’s like to be financially-strapped or struggling, wanting to be the Joneses but feeling as poor in spirit as in pocketbook. She went, within two and a half years, from being a new wife and mom with $40,000 in consumer debt and seven children (and college educations) to support, to being completely debt-free and within fifteen years able to pay cash for eleven different cars, give away three of those cars, buy two five-bedroom houses (moving from one to the other) and nicely furnish each, take wonderful vacations, dress her family in fine fashion; and support more than thirty non-profit organizations in more than a dozen different countries, giving away more than $100,000.

Isn’t that the kind of transformation to a rich life that you want?

Living Rich for Less helps anyone get there in our taxed-out, maxed-out times. Because financial security doesn’t mean just genuine prosperity, but being able to live luxuriously, give generously, and care for yourself as well as the others around you.

Why keep up with the Joneses when you can be them?



Here is were you can buy your own copy

- www.Amazon.com
- www.ChristianBook.com
- www.FamilyChristian.com

Happy New Year!!! Make it a RICH LIVING new year for you and your family!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tags and Stuff

Boy, what a quick switch from fall, thanksgiving and instantly into the christmas season. Here are some things I've made recently. Have a SWEET day!!




Friday, November 28, 2008

Shop is now OPEN

Well, I finally have done it. I have my very own ETSY shop. Check out my handmade items for sale. ETSY is such an awesome site to visit and shop for handmade goods made by incredible artist across the U.S.A. I have alot more items to add. Let me know what you think.

So, did you gobble til you wobbled. I did good this year, I didn't over do it and stayed away from the bread and butter. Boy, was I tempted though.

I was going to get up early to shop this friday, but just couldn't do it. Feeling under the weather, so opted to just rest. Maybe tomorrow I can get a start on shopping. How did you do today?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sweet Scrapbooking News

It's been a while since I've reported on news about the scrapbooking industry. There just hasn't been anything to report on. So, I dug deep to find some, here ya go and enjoy. Please leave a comment or just to say hello! thanks

www.thefontthing.com
something I found that organizes all of your fonts that you download. I haven't tried it out yet. But looks cool.

Scrap in Fonts is having a .25 and up sale. They have some cool printables worth checking out.

Got Kids?
At the Warm Biscuit Co., a kids bedding catalog and online store has a blog: www.kidsbeddingblog.com where they have Monday Give-a-Ways!! Make sure you put that I referred You, (sweetpapertreats.blogspot.com)

www.paperwishes.com
now offers a Stamp Only! monthly kit for $17.99

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Got Inspiration?

Well, Jessica Sprague found a great site and shared with us, through here newsletter. The site: www.vi.sualize.us
is the bomb!!!

These were my favs, yah, it's a bird thing, I love them:





These were my cat favorites:





Cute or What?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Creations

Paper Bag Albums
they're so easy to do and you can use up alot of your leftover scraps and embellies!


Friday, August 22, 2008

WIN $1000 IN FREE PRODUCT

For NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH, Close To My Heart is giving away $1000 in FREE PRODUCT!! Simply go to www.closetomyheart.com and go to bottom of the page and click on National Stamping Month to and click on Win Free Product. Enter my name Karrie Ortiz (consultant) so that If you win I will be notified. If you win I will feature you on my blog! GOOD LUCK!!!

You will see that for September, they are give away a special card kit called "Just Because". It's gorgeous!! Here are the details on it:

There are three ways to get this specially designed Just Because card kit. From August 14–September 30, 2008:
• When you spend $125 or more, you’ll receive a Just Because card kit for FREE (CC1000B).
• When you spend $75, you’ll receive a Just Because card kit for $15 (CC1000A).
• You can also choose to purchase the card kit at the full retail price of $34.95 (CC1000) .
This is an incredible opportunity, given that the D-size stamp set alone retails for $22.95! Be sure to join the stamping
phenomenon during National Stamping Month in September by creating irresistible handmade cards with our beautiful
papers, accessories, and the fabulous new My Acrylix® Just Because stamp set.

Leave a comment if you would like an Idea Book to see what else we have to offer!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Slide show items FOR SALE

Hello, it's Sunday and Hot here in California. Hope your having a blessed day!!

I want to announce that everyting on my slide show is FOR SALE!! If you are interested in anything just email me and I will give a pic, prices and info on that item. If you are interested in my unique paper albums, I can send you pictures of the inside pages. I really enjoyed making all of these things. Thanks for stoppin' by. Check back often, as I have more sweeet stuff coming soon!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Featured Artist

I hope to have a Featured Artist here once a month. So, if you know of any amazing artists or it's yourself please email me at: wuv2create@yahoo.com

During a search on the web for making handmade books I came across this site http://www.makingbooks.com by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord. At her other web-site http://www.ingoodspirit.blogspot.com she has beautiful handmade paper sculptures. It's a must see. All natural elements. I love it. I believe Susan is currently focusing on making books with childern. It must be a very rewarding experience to be able to share your passion with others. Can you just imagine learning how to make your books by hand as a child. I would have loved to have learned the art of it as a child. Thank you Susan for letting me feature you here on my blog.

Here are her other sites and email:
skgaylord@makingbooks.com
http://www.makingbookswithchildren.blogspot.com
http://www.thecreativeyear.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sweet Scrapbooking News

20 FREE FONTS AT www.scrapnfonts.com !!!

FREE online parents journal/online baby book, publish a page about your kids and share with family and friends at www.totspot.com

Anna Griffin goes digital with www.scrapblog.com check out her blog at www.annagriffin.com/blog/

Loveland, Colorado; a scrapbooking workshop benefits Loveland Relay For Life. www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=

Get FREE patterns or purchase them at www.youcanmakethis.com

Achieve Your Educational Dream; deadline is August 31st, 2008 for a Full-Ride College Scholarship. $2 Million to give away. Go to www.projectworkingmom.com

Create your own survey at www.surveymonkey.com

Have Super Sweet Day!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sweet Daughter of Mine

That daughter of mine, she is such a trend setter. I can remember when she was in middle school and high school she would do these things that would have everyone else wanting to do the same. One thing that comes to mind was when she would wear a colorful shoe lace on her pony tail.

Her resent trends now at the age of 19 have been to put her cell phone in a ziplock bag so she can continue to text message while she is in the shower. So, now her friends are doing it now. And she took a piece of my white polka dot black ribbon and tied it to her cell phone with a soda can top from a monster can, it's black with a white "m" on it, it's so cute her friends want to know where she got it.

I guess it's here creative side. I love her so much!!!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sweet Scrapbooking News

You have to check out this collection. It is soooo beautiful. I just love the rich colors. It's Christine Adolph Collection called Tide Pools. From Creative Imaginations web-site.

http://www.creativeimaginations.us/store/CI_ChristineAdolph_Collection_Tidepools_3xphp

Clearance Sales Everywhere
You may notice that alot of retailers are trying to unload alot of their stock at a discount. And thats because the CHA Summer show has just ended and they will be getting in all the new stuff just order at the show. So, It's a good time to get those products your've been wanting and at a good price!!

A scrapbook article from Julie Gilkay
On postcresent.com this scrapbooker tells why she scrapbooks. Not just for the socialization aspect, interaction with other moms and being forced into it by her friends. But, scrapbooking has made her pay more attention to the little things in life as she is always looking for details to record and celebrate. This is something I am sure we all can relate to. It's the little things that mean alot!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I WANT A SLICE

I want the new Making Memories Slice machine. It is so cool. I don't own any cutting machines, so this would be so awesome if I won one!! I entered so cross your fingers, toes and whatever else you can cross so I can win!! I want a slice and I want it now!!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I got a sneak peak at about fifty different manufactures that are at CHA. Because there are so many to list, I decided to just list the ones that I found items I liked. My selections were based on new, never before done, awesome colors and sweet designs. Wish I could go. Someday, for sure!!

**TOTALLY SWEET**
Paper Trunk
3Bugs in s Rug
Graphic45
Making Memories
Scenic Route
Cosmo Cricket
Dream Street Papers
S.E.I

*SEMI-SWEET*
Black Market Paper Society
Webster Pages
Deja Views
Fancy Pants
Bo Bunny
Clear Scraps
Technique Tuesday
Scrapworks
Luxe Design

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sweet Scrapbooking News

Okay, I feel like yelling "COME AND HEAR ALL ABOUT IT", LOL.

Okay, that was dumb!!

Well anyway here is some news thats related to our area of interest:

Beaverton woman sentenced to 22 mos. for stealing $200,000 worth of merchandise from area scrapbook and craft stores. Reaally sad story, I feel for those in the industry that lost so much. It's hard enough with the economy now. To read the whole story go to: http://www.oregonlive.com/

Here is a photo of the stolen merchandise in Ms. McGates home.



COPYRIGHT LAWS: Interesting story and you must read it. Here is the link:
www.sltrib.com/ci_9525286 The Salt Lake Tribune


SCRAPBOOKING HELPS-CAPTURE MEMORIES-EASE MOURNING:
Here is some better news, thank goodness. This story is about a group
that has been formed at Hospice facility. Go to: http://www.uticaod.com/


Have a Sweet and Scrappy Day!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pocket Birthday Card



Here is a pocket card I made a few days ago. I'm really happy how it came out. What do you think? I used Close To My Heart paper, stamps and ink.

Hot, so hot, can't move

107 degrees here

the computer is my friend today. Been on it all morning and afternoon. I've discovered Etsy. It is a really cool site for handmade artists to sell their wares. Since I have alot of handmade cards, mini albums, tags, gift bags and altered items in my stash, I am going to set up shop at Etsy. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Official Blogger

Okay, so now I am a blogger. I just had to join, cuz you know everyone has one now, right. Well I think it's so cool that my sweet little bunny rabbit is famous now. Yup, she's on the web now. But, dude she is not little anymore. When spring came this year she was acting really goofy. My sweet daughter said "she's twitter pattedid". Poor girl, she's not fixed.

Well, tomorrow I hope to have my sweet paper treats slideshow up. Hope everyone had a safe and fun filled forth of July!! :)