Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Videos Coming to YOU!

I want to make a shout out to NT8 for giving me a bloggie camera to make scrapbooking videos!  Thank you NT8!  I am still working on making a studio, so please be patient.

I won a copy of Sharon Silverman's Crochet Scarves book from Dora Ohrenstein!  Thank you Dora!  I should be getting it within 2 weeks.  I'll do a review when I see it. has given me a free coupon for Clairol's Nice'n Easy non permanent hair color.  Thank you Vocalpoint!  I urge all women to join.  They give free samples and coupons at a great discount!  Anyway, I bought the Ash Brown color, and I went to work.  I love the coverage on my gray hairs, and it matched my natural color wonderfully!  It washes out after 28 shampoos, but you can do it again or use it to find your hair color for the permanent color.  I love it, because I don't have to worry about touch-ups!

Here are the before and after pics:

As you can see, it's real close to my natural color, but it's more ashy.  It also covered the bleached sun parts of my hair well.

I have been busy crocheting.  I am making a sweater to wear and another sweater that goes over your clothes.  I just saw a new trend is having a sweater for your coat.  Has anyone else seen this?  It's made to look like an oversized scarf, but you have armholes so that it stays in place.  How many of you would wear this?

I haven't been scrappin for a long time, but I am seriously working on my studio, so that I can get started.  I have so many new products to try.  My mother and sister bought me stuff at a convention.  I'll have to take pics, and show you.

Happy Scrappin & Hooking,


Friday, August 10, 2012

Free Chocolate!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I won a free bag of GHIRARDELLI SQUARES. I was one of the first 50,000 entrants in their contest, and they rewarded me with a free bag of chocolate!  How cool is that?

I'm not too sure why this is posting in all caps so bear with me.  I have been busy knitting a pair of socks for DH.  I can't find the label, but it's wool with lyrica for stretch.  They are going to be a dark grey.  I also started crocheting the Sweetheart ripple afghan.  It's so pretty!  I finally broke down and bought the book, Reversible Ripple afghans.  It's one of annie's attic products.  I found the recipe online before the book came out, and once it was out, they pulled the recipe!  I have been wanting this for over a year, and it's on sale!

I was busy canning pickles and relish today.  I'm wiped out now, but I have 4 jars of relish and 5 jars of pickles.  They are really easy to make.  It does take a couple of hours with the prep time.

DH leaves monday to go on his motorcycle trip!  two weeks without him!  It's the longest we've been apart since we met!  That was about 20 years ago!  How time flies!  We are talking about taking a trip to chicago in 2 years on the bike!  I can't wait.  I told him to make it about the same time as cha, and we'll have to find a bike trailer to bring back my haul!

Let me know what you have been up to.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Thursday, August 2, 2012


I am currently working on a crocheted lace wedding dress for a 7 inch doll.  I ran out of yarn, and will buy some more tomorrow to finish it.  I also need to buy some more sock yarn to finish a shawl.  It seems that I've been running out of yarn just before I can finish my projects lately.  I do have a crocodile stitch purse that I need to finish yet.

It's been really hot and humid, which discourages me from doing much.  I'm busy trying to sort through household items and donating them.  I need to get rid of the clutter!  :)  I'm sure there are those of you that are doing the same.

My daughter is coming to stay for a few nights while dh is on his motorcycle trip, and we plan to work on the scrapbook room.  I'm so excited!  I can't wait until that room starts to come together.  I have tons of stuff that need to be hung in that room like magazine holders, file holders, etch.  I recently picked up a beautiful blue post board from JoAnne's Fabric.  That room is going to come together in no time!

I've discovered that I have a pension for hoarding books!  I am trying to get away from books, because I can just get them on my e-reader, and they don't take up space.  As I sort, however, I keep finding lots of books that I don't want to part with or at least until I've read them.  I couldn't read all of my books in my lifetime!  I'm definitely trying to get rid of 2 bookcases!

I just bought spellbinders shapeabilities Nested Owl set!  I can't wait to use them for LOs and cards!  I only paid $14, and that included shipping.  I won a prize package from doing a blog hop, and I'm waiting for my candy to come in to see what I won.  I love getting goodies in the mail.  Even if you think you will never win, you should apply for things.  I win free stuff in spurts.  I might go a month or 2 without winning, and then all of a sudden I win a couple of things in a row!  It's pretty exciting!

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,