Friday, December 31, 2010

To A New Year...

Hi Paper Lovers!

I wanted to wish all of you a Happy New Year! May this year bring you all wonderful adventures, good health and time to be with the ones you love, isnt it wonderful when your friends turn into your family and your family are your friends :) To all of you...Make it a wonderful year and thank you all so much for all of your sweet and terrific comments your have left me and for stopping by my blog.

Happy New Year! 2011 will ROCK!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi Paper Lovers...

We wanted to wish all my scrap buddies a wonderful Christmas day with family and friends. May your day be filled with laughter, love, stories of the past and the makings of terrific memories for the future. May you all be happy and well.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers, Shane & Gina

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stampin'Up Starter Kit Card...

Hi Paper Lovers!

Im so excited to share with you, I joined Stampin'Up and became a demonstrator last week and just received my starter kit and this is the first card I made using only what I received in my SU Kit :)
What do you think? I really never stamped before and it was a lot of fun and I love the colors there are in the starter pack of cardstock.
This is what I used: Getting Started Collection Cardstock
:Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum & Pumpkin Pie
White Satin Ribbon
Stamp Set- For All You Do
SU Dimensionals
And there you have it, a cute little card :) Check out my SU web page in the upper right hand corner, there are all kinds of fun and interesting deals going on right now :)
Thanks for looking!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and safe and fun New Year!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

WINNERS...Card Challenge

Hi Paper Lovers!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and that everyone is getting their Christmas shopping done, I have not even started yet! YIKES! need to get

 Ive chosen the 2 winners for my Holiday Card Challenge...Id like to thank every one that joined and for posting the challenge on your blogs, that really spread the word, I was getting worried there for a of your cards were beautiful and it was so hard to choose the 2 that won.  I wish I had something to give to all of you.

The WINNERS ARE:  So beautiful!
Cards By CG    &  Earthy Scrap

Thank you again for joining me in my FIRST CHALLENGE...Pls email me your addresses so I can get your prizes to you, and pls let me know which prize youd like in the email...raegina at gmail dot com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Click to Join The Holiday Card Challenge!

Hi Paper Lovers!

I just wanted to remind everyone that Im having my FIRST challenge! All you have to do is make a Holiday Card using POP UP DOTS, the higher the better, so bring on your creative holiday cards and link them to the BLUE BUTTON on the previous post, JUST CLICK ON THE TITLE ON THIS POST and it will take you there.

I have some wonderful blog candy to. Just go to the previous post by clicking on the title above and it will tell you more :)

Hope you will find it fun to enter :)  Thanks!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Card Challenge And Give A Way

Hi Paper Lovers!

I thought it was the perfect time to have a CARD CHALLENGE and GIVE A WAY!

All you have to do is make any kind of HOLIDAY CARD using POP UP DOTS, the higher the better :)
Be creative, be bold, just have fun! Post your card to your blog and show pictures of the dimension from the side and of the front of your card or make a video sharing how you made your creative card. Either one is fine.

The give a way is Emma's My Creative Time Gypsy Magic DVD & Scrappy Mom's Winter Wishes Stamp set! Both are terrific!

Link it below at the bottom, click on the BLUE BUTTON (Mr. Linky isnt working) and Ill be choosing 2 winners myself next Friday Dec, 3 :)

Come on and join in on the creative fun :) Im looking forward to seeing every ones wonderful cards! Make them POP!

Link your card HERE:

Thursday, November 25, 2010


We want to wish all of you a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter and fond memories.
I am so grateful for my beautiful family my wonderful friends and all of my blog buddies Ive gotten to known over the past year in a half. 

Shane & Gina

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stylish Blog Award

Hi Paper Lovers!

I received 2 Stylish Blog Awards over the weekend from Elsa at Cricut Lvr & Jeanne at Scrappin With JC. These ladies have terrific blogs and your really should hop on over to their blogs and check them out.
I am greatly humbled in receiving these awards and want to THANK THEM so much! I get so excited, kinda silly I know but it really makes my day! THANK YOU ladies :)

Stylish Blog Award:

1. Thank the person/s who gave you the Award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 Bloggers
4. Contact those Bloggers and tell them about their award

8 Things About ME!

1. I LOVE doing creative things
2. Im very organized
3. Im deeply greatful to have the man in my life understand how important it is for me to make my creative things and always praise me for doing so
4. I LOVE the beach and the ocean
5. I LOVE to decorate
6. I really enjoy entertaining
7. I like to take long drives
8. I LOVE my coffee in the morning

Sharing this Award with 8 Creative Ladies 

Thank you again so much and wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

1st Baptism Card

Hi Paper Lovers!

Hope your having a wonderful Sunday evening and that you had a great weekend, it goes by way to fast I tell you!

Today my Daughter called me and asked me to make her a Baptism card for her dear friend, this is what I came up with. Sorry its so light, I hope you can see it ok.

Ill be posting some Christmas cards that I made today soon as well, so check back again soon.

Thanks for looking, I hope you like it.


New Arrival Cartridge 4" & Easter Cartridge  2 1/2"

Used my Gypsy and voided out the face features

Peechy Keen Stamps - Princess Face Assortment

Stampin Up Cardstock & Patterned Paper

Pink Ribbon from Joannes Craft Store

A little Bling 

Stampin Up Button & some Twine

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gift Cocoa Challenge #11-Crafting With Cristina

Hi Paper Lovers!

While I was blog hoping this morning, I found a great challenge on Crafting With Cristina's Blog Hop on over to her blog and check out the details but it's pretty easy as you can see. Just dress up a packet of Hot Cocoa anyway you like as long as you use your Cricut. I dressed up a packet with a couple of cute Snowmen and ribbon and tinsel. Its alot of fun, try it out!

Brown cardstock , SU patterned paper, Winter Woodland Cartridge image cut at 4.5", SU Ribbon, Bakers twine, Scrappy Moms Stamps and a SU Button to finish it off, Added a Velcro closure on the back and 1 pack of Hot Cocoa Mix.

Hope you all enjoyed this, I really had fun making it. Pls give this challenge a try, its a lot of fun! Have an exciting day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Starbucks Instant Coffee Cover...

Hi Paper Lovers!

Ive been busy making these little cute coffee box covers for the girls. We meet for coffee once a month on the block and we are exchanging Christmas gifts on Dec. 2 and wanted to make something that has to do with coffee.
I found the instant coffee at Starbucks and its in the perfect box. Covered the box using 2 pieces o cardstock. I used Winter Frolic Cartridge to cut out the coffee/tea cup and stickles to sparkle it up. I used a patterned piece of paper for the back ground, SU red ribbon, snow flack punch by Martha Stewart and my dear blog buddy Liz over at Liz's Paper Loft made these wonderful little tags and stamped Cool Beans on them from the Winter Wishes stamps from Scrappy Mom Stamps, for me and mailed them, how sweet is she :)
I made a gift card holder that I found a tutorial on YouTube and placed it on the back to put a gift card in to finish off their gift.

Hope you all like these, I really enjoyed making them and if you have any questions pls ask :) Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week :)

Action Wobble UPDATE!

Hi Paper Lovers!

I just received this email for Action Wobbles & wanted to share it with all of you whom are waiting for their order.

Hi Wobble enthusiasts!

We the team at Action Wobble wanted to Thank you for being so patient. Due to the overwhelming interest in our springs, and the demand we have received, it has taken longer than expected to fulfill. You will receive Your sample springs by this week’s end.

Please visit us at our Action Wobble’s Facebook page and click on the like button. Keep checking in for exciting news regarding our upcoming contest and launch date!

Please keep visiting your favorite blogs for additional information and exciting news regarding Action Wobble Springs.

See below for our favorite blogs!

Have fun and enjoy!

OXOX Stacy ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

40% Off is having a 40% off sale today (Wednesday Nov. 10th) and if you are a circle member you get an extra 10% off and they are giving you double rewards points! Im about to order a few carts...Got to go shopping!

Have a wonderful day! Ill be posting a project soon :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Holidays Are Around The Corner...

Hi Paper Lovers!

The air is brisk in some places and crazy warm in others, but all the stores are decorated with their Christmas Cheer already and it feels like Christmas.

Ive made a few Christmas cards today and wanted to share them with you. I used the Winter Frolic Cartridge and the cuts at at 4" on each. Didnt they turn out cute :) I also used PK Stamps on the Snow Angel card, also used Scrappy Mom Stamps, I love those stamps! used a little Stickles to glam it up a little and ribbon from Micheals.

Ill be having a GIVE-A-WAY soon so check back soon!

Have a wonderful evening and thanks so much for your kind comments :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Candy Wrapper Holders for Halloween

Hi Paper Lovers!

Ive been working on all of these Candy Wrapper Holder's for the Trick or Treaters that will be coming to the door Halloween night.

I used black cardstock cut at 6 x 6 then score at 1/4" and again at 31/4" fold over and use your ATG gun to glue down the one side and bottom strip, you can also use sticky strip for the bottom seal. I then took my Crimp tool and ran the bottom through just a little bit to secure the seal.

Cut a piece of decrative card stock to cover the front of the wrapper, 1/4" smaller then the wrapper size. Place the layer of card stock in the center.

I used Mini Monsters, Happy Hauntings Cartridges to cut the images on the front of the wrappers and decorated them with Stickles and White Gel Pen.

Place the big Hersey's Chocolate Bar in each Wrapper and there you have a cute Halloween Treat!

Hope you like them, I had a lot of fun making them :)=

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Halloween Cards

Hi Paper Lovers...
Ive been having a blast with the Happy Hauntings Cartridge today. I made 2 cards and I think they turned out so cute.
I made my first Easel Card and it was super easy. I cut the main image at 41/2 and they fit perfect. I got the idea from Made By Momo's website and shes awesome! Swing by her blog and check out her tutorials on how to make these cards at
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving all of your wonderful comments, I really appreciate them and love hearing from you.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hey Goulish Paper Lovers...

Jump on over to CanadianNickelScrapn , she's having a HUGE Blog Hop on Oct.2, next Saturday and Im hoping you'll all join in on the fun!

She'll have over 25+ crafters sharing thier spooky cards and frightening projects with us and there will be a lot of give-a-ways and blog candy to get your hot little hands on.

Check out her blog on Saturday October 2 at CanadianNickelScrapn and join in on the FUN...

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Pink Stampers Challenge...

Hi Again Paper Lovers!

Today My Pink Stamper is having a Bird Challege! How fun is that?! yesterday mypinkstamper had her 5 millionth hit on her blog, so today she is doing all kinds of fun things over on her blog. She had a challenge to make something with a bird.


Oct 31 Cartridge, Twine by Scrappers Spool in Midnight (A new Product) Paper by The Girls Paperie, Toil & Trouble, Black Stampin Up Paper, MPS Spooky Puns Stamps all on a A2 size card.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend and Pls check out website for all the fun!

Halloween Fun...

Hi Paper Lovers!

Ive been playing around with the Happy Hauntings Cartridge and here is one of the cards I came up with. I just love it and I hope you do too :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I Joined The Cricut Circle :)

Hi Paper Lovers!

Im excited to say I joined the Cricut Circle last night! I wasnt going to join, but I broke down and did it anyways! My scrap buddy Liz over at Liz's Paper Loft sent me the invite :) Thanks so much Liz!

Ive been working on my craft room too and getting it in order the past few days. I ordered my black and white damask drapes which I cant wait till they arrive and get them hung up. Ill post a pic of the finished room as soon as the drapes get in :)

Here is a little Halloween card I made the other night using the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I love this cart, it has so many great images on it. Hope you like it too and hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Talk to you soon and thanks so much for looking :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Craft Room Update...

Hi Paper Lovers!

Here is what Ive gotten done so far in my craft room. Im slowly getting it put together :) Im having black and white damask drapes made for the windows and a CREATE wall sticker made to go above the bulletin board. Ill be up and running soon I promise.

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday weekend! My BFF's and I are going to Palm Springs again as we do every year. We are so excited! Its supposed to be about 110 this weekend there! YIKES! thats hot but well love laying out by the pool with cocktails in hand :)

Talk to you again soon and hopefully with a new card to post this next week!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Made It Over 100, Thanks To All Of YOU!

Hi Paper Lovers!

I want to thank all of you for joining my blog, I made it over a 100 followers! Thanks to all of you wonderful crafters out there.

I asked you to tell me your what you like about Halloween...Thanks for sharing with me, I loved reading what you wrote. What I love about Halloween is I get to decorate my house inside and out, dressing up in a fun costume (I have so many costumes from over the years) I love dressing up and answering the door to all the trick or treaters, its so fun and I enjoy it so much!

The lucky winner to win the NEW PINK ATG GUN is Jenny!...Congrats Jenny!

Jenny said...
Hi Gina. Congrats to you for all of your subscribers. I just found you through Arlene's blog and I'm so glad that I did. You have an amazing blog. :) I hope you get settled into your new home and get your craft room set up soon. My favorite part of Halloween is taking my Nieces Trick Or Treating. My twins are now 16 and I miss them being little and dressing up. I'm not adjusting well with them growing up. LOL. Now, I get to dress up and participate in the fun with my sisters children. I hope you have a great weekend. Take care, Jenny :)

Pls email me Jenny at raegina at gmail dot com so I can get your information and mail you this hot little number :)

Thank you all again for helping me reach my goal. Im so excited! and I look forward to start creating again and sharing my cards with you soon.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Almost 100 Followers!

Hello Paper Lovers!

Im so excited to share with you that Im ONE away from 100 follower/friends :) And with that exciting news, Im having my first GIVE A WAY! Im waiting to hit the 100 mark and Ill be giving a way the NEW Pink ATG Gun! YEAH! Who wouldnt want that in their hot little hands :)
All you have to do is be or become a follower and share with me what your favoite thing is about Halloween. Its just right around the corner and Its my favorite holiday. I thought it would be fun to see what everyoe says. My Honey and I will announcing the winner on Wed. September 1st!
Im also sorry I have not posted much lately, Ive been out of town and moving and Im in the midst of getting my craft room set up. Its almost together and I will be sharing that with later next week.
I hope you join in the fun and get a chance to win. I want to thank the 99 followers I do have for being so loyal and for leaving such great and sweet comments. I love reading and sharing what I make with you, Ill be getting back to making cards very very soon.
Wishing all of you the best of luck!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ive Been Moving...

Hi Paper Lovers...
Sorry Ive been away for so long now but we went to Hawaii (Maui) for a wedding, when we returned we began the moving process into our new home in Ladera Ranch CA. We are getting settled over the past week and I have some exciting news to share with all of you! I get my very own craft room! Im so excited about it and looking forward to sharing it with you through the process of getting it set up. I decided to paint it a lime like green color, the color is by Martha Stewart and Im loving it, Im going to be putting white desks in, with black accents. Im looking for black and white damask curtains at the moment. If you have any suggestions or have found something that works great in your craft room pls share it with me :)

I hope to be back sharing projects with you in a few weeks. Im missing making cards and using my Cricut! its packed away in a box and I still have to find which box it is in lol!

Ive missed all of you, but have been looking at your blogs everyday still :) There is so much wonderful and creative ppl out there it just blows me away, I greatly enjoy seeing what you make, keep up the great work and talk to you soon.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hoot & Holler and Dude Cartridge

Hi Paper Lovers!

What great carts Hoot & Holler an Dude are. You got to pick them up! Here are 2 little cards I made just for fun. The Dude cart is great for active guys! and its pretty easy to put together. Hoot & Holler are filled with adorable owls, you can do so much with it. Hope you enjoy!
Have a wonderful week to all!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What A Wonderful Suprise!

Hello Paper Lovers!

I wanted to share with you this wonderful Blog Award I was given by Liz at LizsPaperLoft (you have to swing by her blog and check her out, shes amazing!) I feel that Im not worthy of this award due to I have not posted much lately but Ive been packing up our home to move, we bought a new home and Im so excited. I started to pack up everything to get a head start on it and even packed up my craft room :( I recently went and purchased 2 new Cricut Lite Cartridges, Dude and Hoot & Holler, they are so cute I had to dig through my boxes and make a couple of cards which Ill be sharing with you soon. I also purchased Mini Monsters but have not used it yet, but will share with you as soon as I do.

So here is the Award the Liz gave me. Thank you so much! I am to pass it on to 5 other bloggers!

Canadian Nickel Scrapn'
Made By Momo
Scrap Obsess with Jess
Karlee Krafts

Thank you ladies for all of your wonderful insperation and amazing talents you share with all of us.
Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fathers Day Card

Hi Paper Lovers...

This card is for our good friends for Father's Day. They have twins and they are so dang cute I thought this would be perfect. Their boys are almost 2 and love to skakeboard and ride their scooters. I think this captures them so well.
I used The Greeting Farm stamp and used my copics to color them in with, Im getting pretty good at the shadding part but Im still learning the skin tone process. I love coloing with my copics :)
Pls share your Fathers day cards with me, just link them in your comments. Id love to see what your doing as well.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Give Away

Hi Paper Lovers

Nicole over at Candian Nickel Scrapn is having a fantastic give away! all you have to do to win the Vacation cart is to create a summer time card and post it on her blog and leave a comment! Head on over candianNickelScrap'n for a chance to win!
Heres my card :) I used Lifes A Beach cartridge and cut out the pineapple cocktail, Summer is a pool party or a beach party with all the ones you love and tons of food and drink at hand. Sounds like a fun summer party to me :)
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward seeing all of your creative cards posted on Nicoles blog :) Join in the fun!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Gang in Palm Springs CA

Hi Paper Lovers...

Im back from the Memorial Day weekend and wanted to share this pic of all of us with you. I dont have any cards to share with you today but will soon.

We were at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Palm Springs CA over the 3 day weekend enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. It got up to 100 on Sunday which was our last day out by the pool and it was fabulous! We were all there together 11 of us in total. We arrived on Thursday moring around 10am, walked the strip and did some shopping, ate lunch and checked in to our hotel. We even hit up the Casino in the evening and gambled a little bit, but brought nothing back on this trip :( but we had a blast!
I love the Hyatt it is so nice and soothing. We layed out by the pool for 4 days and I got plenty of sun, we all did for that matter. Its hard for me to say I got to much sun cause I love it so much. We drank our Mai Tai's and cocktails, had snacks and swam in the bath like crystal pool.

Just thought Id share a little of what I love to do while Im not making cards with all my blog buddies. :)

Wishing you a wonderful short week!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Princess and the Frog...

Hi Paper Lovers...

Heres a gift bag I made for my friends little girl that is turning 5 on Saturday and everything is all about Princess of course. I used Once Upon A Princess cart and cut her to fit to page, I just love how she turned out and the color scheme is to match her party. I atteched her with pop dots to the front of the bag. I also made the little frog and cut him at 8" from CAC as the gift tag hanging from pink ribbon.
Did they turn out just so cute for a little girl who loves Princess :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Every year my 4 girlfrinds and I take a 2 hour drive out to Palm Springs which is in the desert and live it up! We lay in the sun for hours (using our sun screen of course at our age :) Walk around all the shops and buy things we dont need but have to have, go out to dinner at the Blue Coyote which is our favorite mexican restaurant :) then hit up the Spa Casino to throw our money away and sometimes we even bring some back home with us! I hope that happens this trip :) Thats what Im doing this holiday weekend, so Ill see you all back here on Tuesday. Enjoy your long weekend and Id love to know what you have planned over the 3 day weekend :)
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Camo and Bling...

Hi Paper Lovers!
Hope everyone is having a great start to their week :) This morning I felt like coloring. I pulled out my Copic markers and stated to practice on several images from The Greeting Farm. This one I thought turned out pretty cool, and I really like it. I just received a box full of bling, pearls and flowers on friday from Custom Crops so I added a bit of bling to the mix and a small flower to tie it all together :) and here it is, my finished card :) I tried to color camo pants on her so if it looks blotchy thats what its supposed to be, lol.
Check out THEGREETINGFARM for some adorable stamps and they have digi's too. If anyone is starting copic markers remember that there are Ciao and Sketch Markers, the Sketch Markers hold more ink and Id suggest to start to purchase the Sketch Markers. I purchase all of my Copic Markers at
CARPEDIEM STORE, they have the best prices, check them out :)
Wishing all of you a great week and thanks for leaving such great comments, it really makes my day!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Using My Copics...

Hi Paper Lovers...

Today I pulled out my Copics and started to color and this is what I came up with! What do you think? Ive been taking some online classes to learn how to shade and color with my new Copic Markers and Im having such fun with watching the videos. Im learning alot and I just keep practicing :)

Hope everyone is having a great day and wishing you a terrific weekend :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grab My Blinky Bling!

Hi Paper Lovers...

Hope your week is going great! Ive been in quite a paper funk lately and am not feeling creative at all. I hope this passes soon. I really am missing it, but I seem to be in a blaaahh mode lately.

I also wanted to remind everyone that I have a Blinky that you can add to your blog, help show support for your fellow crafters. If you have a blinky pls let me know as well, Id love to add it to my blog.

My blinky is at the upper right hand corner and all you have to do is copy and paste it into your layout or customize page where you have add a gadget, you also can move them all around by clicking on them and draging them to where you want them :)

Im hoping to get back in the swing of things soon so I can share some more things with all of you. I keep blog hoping for insperation, boy, there is some wonderful blogs out there in blog land, I see all kinds of lovely cards and projects but when I go to my craft room I just go blaaahh...Need my mojo back!

Have a great week and check back soon :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mini Album - Teresa Collins HOME Collection

Hi Paper Lovers!
Here is the Teresa Collins HOME Collection Mini I made for my DD for their new home. The papers are amazing as you can see. I used transperacies in the collection as frames to slide pictures into. A great tip for decrative ribbon is, instead of buying it, make your own, use Staz On ink and stamp images on the ribbon, this is what I did as you can see in the first picture on the white ribbon. I used the TC Home Collection stamps. I also made alot of room for pictures and journeling. I love this paper collection! It's simple yet classy looking. And to finish it all off, I used my Bind-It-All and ribbons.  This is the second mini I made and I really like making them, then next one Im making is by Teresa Collins as well and its her new Travel Collection, its just as beautiful as this one.
Thanks so much for looking and I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments you leave :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Princess Card and Tag

Hello Paper Lovers...

Hope your day is going well and beautiful! 

Here is a little birthday card I made for our freinds little girl Karissa for her 5th birthday. Is'nt it cute! I love this cartrige for little girls, it has all of the princesses you could imagine on it.

Also check out Made by Momo's website for her #3 Challenge she's having, all you have to do is make a birthday card for a child or teen, how fun is that! Click HERE to get more info and to join her Challenge!

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