Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Secret Santa Stopped By Today....

I just can't figure out who told her I LOVED snowmen and candles????
Let alone I can never get enough of Bath and Body Works soap (I swear I spend a fortune there...LOL)
Peg, you totally hit it out of the park!!!!!
Thank you so much!
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!
My blog and Peg's blog, Why? Because I'm the mommy, both were apart of
It was awesome!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Started a new blog

Just so everyone here knows I've started a new blog.
Inside BJ's Head
I've Decided that I'm still going to post scrapbook and card layouts every now and then, but I'm going to do reviews of books and stuff over there. It's what I really enjoy anyways and for those who know me they know I rather tell people about Great things than have to be limited to just one person's product as I have been for awhile.
So, with that being said I hope you'll understand. I'll be hosting a giveaway here soon for an amazon sure to check it out when it goes live :)
Ps-Secret Santa......Don't worry I'll still gotcha you covered!!!!!
Lots of hugs

Monday, October 11, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted anything since I was in Las Vegas. Lots of things happen and I'm kind of at an questioning point right now as to what I'm planning on doing. I'll try and post some cool projects up here very soon and I don't know maybe I might change things up a notch or two and put something totally crazy a book review or something.
Did you happen to read Kerrelyn Sparks: Eat, Prey, Love ?
It's an amazing book full of surprises to keep you on your toes. It's part of her Love at stake series and boy it doesn't let you down.
Carlos is one heck of a Cat......yes, you'll have to read the book to figure out what I mean by that...
Ok hugs-BJ

Saturday, September 25, 2010

J-Mo's Papercrafting n' Scrapbooking Expo

So the expo has got off to an amazing start with over 300 people through the door on the first day... with vendors like Eyelets Etc, Crop Stop,Cri-kits, Rubber Stamp Concepts, Sparkle n Sprinkles (just to name a few) why wouldn't it be. The expo is being held in the South point casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Make and Takes are totally to die for....and yes I will have pictures when I get back for those of you who can make it, but for those of you who can...should totally come out...The show will run again tomorrow from 10am til 4pm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Surprise Me! Secret Santa Gift Exchange

I've decided to take my blog to new areas of the blogging world and this looked like a wonderful start.
It's a gift exchange for bloggers, how cool is that? Gifts total $15+$5(shipping) for a grand total of $20, not bad at all. Plus I think it's a wonderful way of getting to know other people outside our normal blogging world. Please visit Simple Stacie for all the details.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tired of Snowman Poop???

Well Over at Craftbits I found this cute little spot for Elf Poop!!!!
So Break out all the Elf stamps Ladies!!!!

----Elf Poop Poem ----

I hear you've been naughty,

So listen, here's the scoop

I'm running short on coal this year,

so you get a pile of "Elf Poop" 
I know you've been dying to use them.....
It's a wonderful idea....Using Gum Drops, Smarties, Multi Color wrapped Candy....Image everything you can do.....Just think of all the laughs.
Christmas is going to be so much Fun this year!!!!
Found this one for Reindeer on the same site...Too funny!----

----Reindeer Poop Poem----

I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call
"Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts,
those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts".
I got an old shovel and started to scoop
neat little piles of "reindeer poop".
But to throw them away, seemed such a waste,
So I saved them, thinking ~ you might like a taste!
As I finished my task, which took quite awhile,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he rose in the sky
"Well, they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!" 

What I want for Christmas...

So I did something yesterday that I thought I would never do...I went to over 160 blogs....Yes can you believe it? Going to that many blogs made me realize that not only did my finger totally hurt, there are some amazing bloggers out there!
Well at they have a contest going on where you can win what you want for Christmas and I've thought long and hard on this one...I really would like a Kindle. Since I love to read so much what a better gift in the world could there be? I mean Yes I toss around the thought of a digital camera and then decided I like my mom's so I'll just use hers(since she doesn't) and then thought about new clothes, but I like my jeans and Thus if the nice Elfs are listening and really want to make this dream come true...Please oh Please pick me :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Name the Monkey!!!!

Some Odd Girl is having a contest right now to name their newest Monkey....The contest runs throught October 17, 2010....So you should go and check it out!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ruthie's Birthday!

Stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday at September Ninth and you just might win one of her birthday gifts!
Happy Birthday Ruthie!!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

This Weekend....

This weekend in Greeley, Colorado, there is going to be the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo....How fun right?  Even better will be getting to go......I get to actually go to this one and I can't wait!!! Saturday can't get here fast enough. I heard that last weekend's show went pretty well down in Colorado Springs (I didn't get to go to that one). I really want to see all the different vendors and see what they have to offer. I love to see all the new stamps and to learn  different tricks. I have heard that Eyelets Etc will have some Amazing ....Yes I said Amazing card make and if you have a chance to go you should really stop by their booth and do a make and some eyelets....See what's cooler than a croc-a-dile...and who knows maybe we might even never know...It is a "Small world after all".
On that note what do you think of these cards?

As Promised.....

Sorry For not posting any projects for a LONG time. I was in the process of moving my craft room from my my "craft room" to the dining room. My mom just moved in with us and need a room of her own and thus was the end of my domain....No worries though I never actually had a real need for a dining room, we have an eat-in kitchen that works just fine...LOL
So here is a camping page that I did for Eyelets Etc Lets Blog site (they're a bit behind on posting but I'm sure it will be there soon)        
The Pictures were taking on a vacation to Yellowstone. My family had so much fun.It  was amazing!
I use Camping stickers, Bazzill cardstock, Eyelet Etc pattern paper, and of course Eyelet Etc eyelets.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Want a Chance to win a cricut cartridge????

 I know I got your attention didn't I???? Well I happen to know that over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking she is currently running a contest where three people will win a cartridge each. It's totally worth checking out.
PS-I promise to get projects posted soon have been a bit busy with the family this past month :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Scrap Box Giveaway

Yes! You totally read that right! They are giving away a SCRAP BOX.
The Original Scrapbox is a crafter's dream and now one is being given away. In celebration of the Limited Edition Workbox.
So, Head over to........

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Big Blog GIVEAWAY !!!
Giveaway Deadline Thursday August 19, 2010 . U.S Residents only
All you need to know is right Here:ScrapbookPatty

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scrappin-n-Chattin Blog Hop!

Head over to
For the Scrappin-n-Chattin Blog Hop. Seven wonderful ladies have put together an amazing set of projects that are sure to get your creative juices stirring. There's even a Grand Candy to be won. So what are you waiting for?????

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ribbon Scraps Anyone?

I threw this together today when I took a break from moving my craft room. Boy it's taking a long time moving all my stuff from my room to the dinning room.I have no idea how to set everything up :(
The things we do for family :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Blog Alert!!!!

The Paper Variety is a new kind of Blog that will offer weekly challenges, With weekly sponsored prizes that are randomly picked so everyone skill set has a chance to win, and the Design team will have samples posted to help give you ideas.
The very first challenge starts Sept 15th and then every Wednesday there after.....
For now holiday cards are posted on the site until the first challenge is active so please check this site out and try a challenge or two once it gets going :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Scrapbooking Cottage Give Away

Hey everybody you totally need to go over and check Ms Stacy's Give Away Out.
She's giving away a Mini Deck of the NEW and yes I said NEW Cosmo Cricket collection...So go ends today.... :0) *hugs*

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jak Heath AMAZING Blog Candy...YUMmmmm!

Head over and check out Jak's amazing blog candy...hurry don't stop to think...just go and check it out :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My buddy

Give me some paper and some stickers.....
and ofcourse my boy Eeyore!!!!

Ahh how sweet....LOL

I've got a pocket full of nice things to say...
That's right inside the pocket you can pull a tag out and on each of the six differnet tags there will be a different nice thing to brighten your day.
Plus, the card is sooooo colorful how could you not feel Special by this card?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Not so Prefect

It's not so clean grant you,but the way cool part of this is that....... the butterfly is on a track....Thus it moves from side to side.....Cool Huh?
I know...I'm weird, but fun....LOL
It was something I had to try and since I got it to work, there will be more to come :)

Friends Card

Haven't played with the Big Shot for  a long time so with this card I used the Big shot not only to cut out the card but also the flower. I added some cute eyelets, the word "Friends" in the windows, and it made a cute card to send off to one of my guy friends to say "hi"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Cardmaker's Bill of Rights

I saw this on OWH blog and thought I would share it here...
       As a cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:

•You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.

•You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.

•You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate – just because you know it will stay in your house.

•You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.

•You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.

•You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.

•You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.

•You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes – whether the dishes are done or not.

•You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.

•You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.

•You have the right to value your personal style.

•You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.

~Author Unknown

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ok Everybody...

You have to go see Andrea's Blog....she is doing her very first Blog candy give away and she has Amazing ...YES I said AMAZING cards on her site. Plus she is an awesome lady, she was the very first follower of my blog and a great designer for Alota Rubber Stamps.
So go check her out at
Thanks a bunch-

Boy I'm slow with Postings

We were challenged to make a Father's day layout so I made this cute 8x8 layout using some pictures of my hubby being his goofy self.
Products used are all available from Eye-Lets Etc.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Heartstrings AWESOME Giveaway

Everyone should head over to
For an amazing Cricut Independence Day seasonal cartridge; 2 adorable rubber stamps and a mess of stickers giveaway.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

During the Operation Home Blog hop there was this really cool card and I thought I'd give it a here's my attempt:
I used blue and white star Eye-lets, Bazzill basic white card stock, Tattered Red and Sky Blue Plaid patterned paper, and vellum stickers; all available from

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Father's Day Card

This my father's day card..... When it opens it looks like this.....

I think it's a cute card that goes away from the normal opening ones....

I used bazzill basic black card stock, Aged and butter cream script patterned paper, eye-lets and washers (for a finished looking back), along with Bloom lets and vintage script alphabets.

All products can be found at

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

It's Memorial Day, a day we set aside to remember those who faught and gave their lives for the freedoms we have today. So here's a cute little card:

All Materials used are from :

........Bazzill Basic Cardstock in white; Buggy Blue Cardstock; Create-let Royal Blue/Plaid (both sides) Cardstock; 2 White Square Eye-lets and 2 Blue Square Eye-lets;4 washers;1 deep red Bloom-let (flower);1 green and gold button from Button Soup; Green Fiber from Fiber-n-Such; Stamp from All Season set........

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home

They have a great Blog Hop going on right now May 29, 2010.

Amazing cards and stories can be found on over 100 plus blogs. Worth the time to check it out.

This is a nonprofit that collects handmade cards and sends them to our troops so that they can send them to their love ones back home, I think it's a great thing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I went Birdy...LOL

Ok so had their monthly Challenge up and at first I wasn't going to try it after such a low turn out last month, but then I saw the stamp set that was being offered by Smeared Ink...OMG they are soooo cute...I had to try and put a card in the mix....
We here it is...and it's kind of nice that my mom has a birthday coming up and it turned out so cute that I'm sending it off to her....
Even better is the fact that since it has bees on it I can also use it to enter Alota Rubber Stamp Challenge Bees and Bugs....
I only wished the scanner would of got the full glitter on of the person the card just has more sparkle....I guess I'll have to upgrade....LOL

Rain got you Down?

This Card that Liz Made says it all.......!!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bug and Bees

I finally got to use this stamp....and boy did it turn out awesome....
My girl Nancy and I rocked this out today during our Sunday card making/hanging out/girl thing.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nancy Made this!

Ok since I have a few Mother's day cards to make Nancy Helped me out. I have to post this wonderful card she made. Hope you like it.

I had help....

Ok so every month I hang out with two AWESOME women...Nancy and Liz.

They are really sweet Stampers that have taught me a lot and it's a great way to get out of the house and just make cards. We don't have anything set that we all do as a group unless there is something I want to learn that they can teach me. Its great! This last time I had a b-day card I needed to make and I was still working on my Prince card so Liz whip one up for me and it so cute. Nancy did the background paper and Liz stamped the card. I think it's cute!

Mother's day card

Ok I finally got my mother's day card done...yeah! I don't really have stamps that I like for this day so I used some punch outs I had and it actually looks nice. It's simple and really sweet. And since I have t make more than 1 Mother's day card it helps that it was easy...Hope you like it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Frog Prince.....LOL

I created this card for the April Sketch challenge at Rubber Stamp Chat. I've never entered one of their Challenges and I thought what the heck let's give it a roll. That and the fact that this year I seem to be trying all kind of new things.

So here's my Froggy Prince........

.........................Isn't he soooooo cute!!!!!!!

I actually got this stamps from a Grab Bag that I bought from Viva Las Vegastamps. Yes I know, BJ and her Grab bags.....there is no doctors currently treating anyone for my there!

Now I just have to figure out who to send this out to.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I did it.....and it wasn't bad!

I said I would figure out those easel cards and what better day then today....

So I went over to Splitcoast and checked out their tutorial by Beate Johns

Even though my card isn't as fancy as most I think my Mema is going to love it for her B-day.

I used a cream colored card stock for the base of the card, then a piece of "open daisy" by Paper Adventures (I've had this paper for over a year plus so it was good to use it finally), followed up by 3 white flower eyelets, 2 flowers , and 1 rivet (in the center of the flowers). I embossed the letters MEMA to give it a more "I love you more than Hallmark" feel, and of course I put a little "I love you mema" note inside.
Over all I really like these cards they weren't as bad as I thought they were going to be, maybe just the fact that I'm sooooo new I just scared myself silly. I really have to stop doing that.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Blog Hop Today!

Check out Alota Rubber Stamps New Release and Blog Hop Today
It has amazing card ideas posted by wonderful designers!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Layout

Sometimes Simple is CUTE.....

A good peice of paper for the base, as with this one which contains multi-colors and stitching, a solid color for your picture and your title, add some stickers.....Simple and cute, with time for another :)

And....Yes....Carrie even though you can burn toast you could most likely do this.....*hugs*

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I'm having fun with this....

So since I kinda of figured this out....(not really), and since I finally came down from my "OMG I did a blog", I'm back here to post another card. It's a stamp my husband bought me, which in itself is "rare" because he Never and I mean Never buys me stamps, Thus the "rare" stamp part....LOL. I think it's really cute it reminds me of my mornings and I think I'll send it to my sister-in-law as a thinking of you card or something sweet like that. Hmmmm am I that sweet?

I added glitter around all the ripped edges and in their hair just to add a bit more to the overall wow. Then just because I'm me I added more glitter to the toast and the flowers and then what the heck I gave it a bow and called it done....LOL.....

Friday, March 12, 2010

OMG ....I have no clue what I am doing, but lets roll with it!

I started this just so I can start entering all these wonderful contests using my cards that I make, and I just realized after posting my first card that.."duh unless you're one of my many of friends on Facebook you won't be able to see my card." So, now here I am. Look to the future as I learn more about this blogging thing for me to post more things. However for now I'm posting this wonderful card I made for the Alota Rubber Blog challenge 30.