Archive for July, 2009

I just wish I had more time to work with this awesome kit!  Super fun and versatile colors!  Click on the image above to purchase in the store.

Large Origami Ornament

I won’t lie, this project took a LONG time.  Sixty four-inch squares of paper folded into petals-whew!

Supplies: Amy Butler Papers, ribbons from the Sidewalk Chalk Kit.

The Story Tags

Supplies: Ribbon and trim from the sidewalk chalk kit, Mr. Campy papers by Cosmo Cricket, stamps by 7Gypsies, Technique Tuesday, and Autumn Leaves

Summer Planner and Bookmarks

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine papers, ribbons from the sidewalk chalk kit, bind-it-all and coils, 7gypsies gaffer tape

First Cleaning

No Cavities! 🙂

Crazy Kroger Shopping

Okay, don’t ask me how I did it because this one was complex involving the mega-deal overlapping with a catalina deal ending today and TONS of coupons. Oh, and three transactions.

Total Saved: $84.56
Total Spent after cats, etc: $3.38 (and I even included taxes!)

15 bags Kraft cheese
4 boxes mini wheats
3 bottles A1 sauce
4 bags chex mix
1 box special K bars
2 bottles Sobe (one pictured, we drank the other one)
1 bag Quaker snacks

So Friday I really made the rounds, but only got a picture of the Publix stuff.

Spent $10
Saved $61

-4 half-gallons of milk
– 3 kashi waffles
– 4 peanut butter
-8 smart balance
-1 pack cinammon sticks
-1 pack dentyne (not shown)
– 2 huggies bath products
– 5 packages of kids yogurt

Spent $4
Saved $17

-8 tubs of starbucks ice cream
-1 box of hefty bags

I don’t have receipt info, but basically spent $8 for about 12 pounds of chicken breast and some apples.

-headband ($1 moneymaker)

-lots of free after ECBS febreeze products

Fairy Garden

Spoiled Rotten

Space Boy

Country Garden

Sidewalk Chalk

Yes, my break took a little longer than I meant it too, but I was getting caught up on a lot of other things, including getting caught up on deals in my other hobby – couponing!

Feeling desperate to get through the rest of my stamps and move on to the rest of my scraproom, since I still can’t see any surfaces under the clutter!  Goal today is 30 more minutes (or more if I can) on stamps!

Shopping Trip Wednesday


Okay, so this totally looks like an ad for Smart Balance, but they had some really good coupons out for freebies, so I bought the spread at a discount price and will pass along to family members and friends who use it. We’re butter only people. But I’m excited to try the peanut butter, popcorn, and the milk.

Spent: $12.62 after tax
Saved: $49.52

4 large tubs of SB
8 small tubs of SB
2 boxes of microwave popcorn
4 half-gallons of milk
2 jars peanut butter
2 boxes Kashi waffles
2 bottles of Huggies wash/shampoo


6 containers Starbucks ice cream
6 boxes of Hefty one-zip bags

total: $3
saved: $18

NEW – Premade Pages!


Added a couple pre-made pages to my etsy shop…and for only $10.  Check out the full pages in the shop!




Ever work on a project that you know is meant to go to someone else, and then like it so much it’s hard to let it leave your home?  That’s how I felt when I finished off this new coaster mini book for my etsy shop.  I love the way the 7gypsies gaffer tape and green ledger paper just pulled together all the other colors and patterns by Amy Butler.



Check out Smartlilcookie for the rest of the book.