$100 prize? Yes, please!

Hey guys!
I thought I'd leave a quick note while I try to stay awake watching OSU win this basketball game against Kansas ;)
I came across this awesome blog, and she's giving away a $100 gift card to Scrapbook.com! I'm entering myself for this sweet giveaway, and you can, too! Visit her blog at  http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/ for all of the rules.
Who knows, maybe I'll even share some goodies with you all if I win!! ;)

Night guys!


Easy Spring Crafts with Glue Dots®!

Once upon a time, I heard that it takes repeating an action for two to three months for it to become a habit. Well, we've been set up in our temporary Deeply Rooted establishment (aka my awesome in-law's house) for almost two months, and things are starting to become routine. My new job is going well, and the remodeling of our perminant house is almost complete.
I'm still without a craft room for now, so here are a couple of quick, easy, already-have-materials-around-the-house projects to celebrate Spring!

These cute little carrot eggs are super, super easy and a fun twist on the traditional plastic egg.

I pulled some of the green strips out of a bag of crinkled basket grass, gathered them all up by their ends, and stuck them down on a perminent Glue Dot®. Use the Dot 'n Go® as a little base to sculpt and trim your carrot stems. Once you're happy with how it looks, peel the Dot off of the roll and slap it on the largest end of an orange plastic egg. Use a perminant marker to add some 'carrot lines', and you're done!

For project number two, I solved a little problem of mine. I love the look of having paper grass in Easter baskets, but I'm not a fan of it's mess! It's like tinsel at Christmas time.
Pretty, but UGH!
I used an adorable plastic egg-printed take out container (with the flaps to close it trimmed off) for my basket. My continuous Glue Lines® were perfect to line the inside edge of the basket.
Once the edge was lined with the Glue Lines®, I took the basket grass randomly smashed the grass onto the glue around all four sides.

You get the classic look of the basket grass without the mess!
Another craft solution from Glue Dots®! :)

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team


this is how we ROLL!

Things are finally coming together at the new Deeply Rooted house! Painting is almost done, almost all of the lights are hung, and flooring is being installed next week. My goal is to be moved in by April 1st (so I'm probably just 'fooling' myself!).
Until I'm settled, I'll keep sharing pages done at Mimi's!

This paper makes me smile, because it's one of the very first pieces of scrapbooking paper I had ever purchased back in 2008. I've held onto it for all of these years because I love the patterns and colors of it, but I never had a picture to match.
I added the bubble caption and words using the Custom Path feature at Shutterfly (*love!!*). I added the image and text, then printed it out as a page in a soft cover photobook (instant photo enlargement, too!). I added a few ribbons and journaling to finish off the page.

I'll leave you with a sneak peek of the new Deeply Rooted view!!
front of the house
view from front porch


St. Patty's Day with Friendship's Garden

The challenge for Friendship's Garden this week is a St. Patrick's Day theme (obviously has to have green on it!). I'm a huge fan of everything Irish, so this card was pretty easy for me!!

While I'm not skilled enough with knot tying to whip up a Celtic knot, I did manage this little ditty:

As much as I love this holiday, I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Link your projects back to Friendship's Garden.

Little Yellow Bicycle - Lucky Me - transparency
Pink Paislee - Old School - patterned paper
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!

Glue Dots



I've always heard that weather this time of year can be crazy, but Friday was taking that to the extreme!! You've probably seen on the news where the storm that passed through Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio last Friday was a whopper, and that's an understatement!
Businesses closed early on Friday afternoon (mine included!), people hurried home to hunker down and brace for whatever was to come. Our family was truly blessed, and even the rain that we experienced was nothing more than a passing storm. Just 4 or 5 miles away, people experienced golf ball to grapefuit sized hail and significant damage, and several tornadoes caused entire cities to be leveled throughout our state.
We are definetely counting ourselves as blessed, and are praying for the families who have been forever changed by this storm.


This is another page from my trip to Mimi's Getaway. I love scrapping with a group, because there's always a toy there that I don't have, and it's a great way to use new products! One of the ladies was nice enough to let me borrow the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die from Stampin' Up!, and they turned out beautifully! I paired the doily die with a masculine print from the Old School line from Pink Paislee. Even with adding a rhinestone brad from Stampin' Up! to the doilies, the page still has a great, masculine look.

Supplies Used:
  • Basic Grey Curio Upholstery
  • Pink Paislee Old School
  • Sizzlits Die Paper Doily
  • Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Brads
  • Stampin' Write Chocolate Chip
  • Making Memories Canvas Letters
  • Twine
  • Assorted Glue Dots