Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Grateful for so many things but today is about Scrappy world.....
I just wanted to take the time to say Thanks to all the people that keep up blogs with tutorials, video's , how to's ,sketches,contests, Fun , Designing, Scrappy cards and layouts.

I am so grateful to have so many friends that I have met via the internet some even in real life. It's touched my life in so many ways.. I even met a gal that we are good friends via the internet and we share the same birthday we are best of friends even have some of those that I don't share the same birthday but if you need them at a drop of a hat they will offer to do whatever it is. Most Scrappy girls are true gems.

My Best BFF doesn't blog and she can't be replaced.  She doesn't scrap that's ok we use to craft together but it's just not her thing as time grew, but she does love crafty things she has friends who make aprons, other scrappy gals but as I said she just doesn't do it. She has a beautiful Emma sewing machine and some day I think upon retirement she will do it we both talk about quilting someday and I do hope that happens but right now I don't even know how to sew I hope to learn sometime.. So many cute things that's for sure.. Just the other day I seen a cute wallet I would love to have in Coffee Material ahhh but alas I don't sew lol....

You know there is a lot of work that goes into Video's, hops, tutorials, design team... I have been on both sides of the coin. I appreciate each and Everyone of the designers that take their time to share their love of the craft to us.  I don't think they get enough recongition for what they do.  Yes they are compensated with product from manufacturers sometimes with product , but some people do it without the compensation.
Even the people getting compensated doesn't mean it's for all the work they do it's for the love of the craft not so much how much they get. It takes time to color with copics, think of an idea, do a schedule post, photograph the product , They do it for the love which I am grateful for.

So this is just a big thank you especially this season I have notice so much generousity on blogs , giveaways, people who pay it forward to less fortunate them themselves they don't keep it they give it to a friend who simply would love it but can't afford it. I tell you I am very sentimental about this because I have so many friends that are designers and I see what they do and how hard they work and I just want to say how much
I appreciate each and everyone who keeps a blog, posts, designs and shares..

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and Thanks for all you do in the Scrappy World.


Friday, November 12, 2010


The Hippity Hop is a recipe challenge hop. It starts right here, right now and ends at 9 P.M. on Sunday, November 14th. You'll need to visit each challenge blog. You will get an element at each of the 5 blogs, Sassy Lil' Sketches (you are here), Scrap Fit, Crop Suey, Scrap Tiffany and The Cuttlebug Spot. Using the elements create a layout or card and post it to all 5 blogs for a chance to win up to 5 times.




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have been Obsessed with this Camera since Last Year

I really, really wish they would have a screaming deal at some point on this Camera a friend of mine had it last year and well he generally forgets to give us the photo's but I took a couple and it's like just the ease and beauty the pictures were gorgeous... He is a real camera buff... but I cannot stop wanting it lol... I guess it's worse with all the life changes you want to capture. The point and shoot I have is ok but this  I can even carry in my purse lol.. Yes I carry a big purse... Ahhhh.. Maybe Santa will drop it in my stocking.... Not thinking so but I thought I'd share this  Dh is a total Nikon Man basically thats mostly the only camera I've had and Sony point and shoot , but he is not gonna talk me out of this.. Lol...


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Been "Busy with these Mini's for my sweet Niece

I didn't want to picture heavy it to much but the shape was different for me that's for sure. It was fun to do because she truly appreciates everything that I work on for her.   She makes me very proud she is a great student, volunteers, keeps up grades, great to her family... So I got this off in the mail and can work on a couple other projects. I will have another for her to do but can give her when I see her at Thanksgiving.. It feels so good to be scrappin again. It's been a long time.....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wow See Cool Coffee layout and Happy Saturday

Ok so soon I will have a few layouts with no photo boy it use to be easy to do these it' been years since I've done this not so easy... but I will be showing soon.
Well I seen this coffee kit and thought it was paper and Julie I said I had to have it but I didn't realize the digi part so she sweetly offered to do a layout for me.. I just love this picture of DD she came out for her Junior high reunion a five year one.  So here is what she created with the kit from   Kckits

I'm so in Love with it and a big thanks to Julie for doing this.. I am so excited.  Also look below there is  blog hop with prizes ..Kits, spellbinders, Scrappy goodness






Monday, October 18, 2010


ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO THIS BLOG   PINKY     You need to leave a comment it's open till Thursday 10/20/2010. She wants to reach 1000 followers and she is only a couple aways.  She is on the Cricut Magazine new Design team and she will be giving away not one but two of these so head over leave a comment become a follower and wa la easy peasy Good luck to all that enter.. I know this would make a great gift for anyone..  Santa would be loved forever ...


Thursday, October 14, 2010

In love with this Teresa Collins Line

I scrap a lot of birthday stuff so I just cannot wait for it to hit my doorsteps that's for sure... It's gonna be fun to work with

Monday, September 27, 2010

Do what you can

Always Do Your Best, and Your Dreams Will Come True

*****by Collin McCarty******

It's not always easy to know

which path to follow,

which decision to make,

or what to do.

Life is a series of new horizons,

new hopes, new days, and changes

that come to you.

And we wll need some help with these things

from time to time.

Remember these things: Dream it. Do it.

And discover how special you are

Be Positive, for your attitude

will affect the outcome of many things

Ask for help when you need it;

seek the wisdom the world holds

and hold on to it.

Make some progress every single day

Begin. Believe. And become

Give yourself all the credit you're due

don't shortchange your qualities, your abilities,

or any of the things that are s unique about you

Remember how precious ife can be.

Imagine. Invest the time it takes

to rech out for your dreams;

it will bring you happiness that no

money on earth can buy.

Don't be afraid; no mountain is to big to climb

if you do it at your own pace.

What's the best thing to do?

That's simple:

Do your best

And everything else will fall into place


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mommie's Little one

You know life always has something new for us in store but kids always bring the best of us. I know that my life is complete with this wonderful child.
She is just beyond description.  I thank god each and everyday he blessed me with her. She is gonna fight that fight and be that someone she wants to be.
I really hope she can fulfill all those dreams she has.
She brought my dreams it's hard to beleive another birthday is around the corner and she celebrates thems all month long so we need to be prepared.
Lol.. With all the health problems lately I just am grateful at this point that we've been as blessed as we were with everything.  Times change and well our focus sometimes isn't where we thought it would be and goes in another direction. All I know is that love will keep us together.!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Still Daddy's little girl

Daddy's little girl isn't so little.  I laugh because we know when she says Dad it's just conversation but when the phone rings and she says Daddy it means she needs something. This girl has brought so much joy to our lives each day I am so grateful for her as my husband.  She can be trying and not the perfect angel but I know that , she knows that and Daddy knows that. Dad will do whatever he can anytime for her and she knows that. They have a very unique bond. We all worry for each other..


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Dream

The Dream

by leanne herrera

dare to dream for tomorrow

i hear it in the wind

it beckons me to follow

like a cool breeze on a hot day

hope is a big word

it is what i long for each day

it means new beginnings

it means a new way

they say that there are 2 roads

i believe that there are more

one that is hard

one that is to good to be true

one with laughter

one with fear

i believe that at one point or another they cross

it is our job to find the right path

that is our hope

to find the right one

one that heals

but there are no truly easy paths

i know this it is a lesson that i have learned

i hold in my hand this dream

the dream of tomorrow

the hope for today

a smile to brighten my way

a hug to make me feel safe

a comforting voice

to soothe my fears

and i know i am ok i can press on

it will all right

i have found the road of strength

it carries me

it carries to the dream of tomorrow


Sunday, September 12, 2010

How time flies

I just can't believe how time flies. In just a couple months my sweet little baby girl will have another birthday it's just so hard to imagine when I still remember vividly the day she was brought in to the world... I'll tell you she makes me so proud to call her my babygirl. I hate that she is 400 miles away and I cannot just hug her I miss not being able to take care of her not that she can't take care of herself. She is doing so well. She has such great worth ethic and trying really hard in school. She will make it I know she will. I love this girl so so so much


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wow another Bravegirls post

I get plenty of email as it is so I usually don't sign up for things but I was so intrigued at CHA at seeing Melody Ross and everything else then I seen a post of facebook as I said I know signed up for email
and let me tell you I'm so glad I did ..

Text version of today's message...for easy copy/pasting:
they even made it so that you could copy and paste and spread the word.
All you need to do is go the their blog
BRAVEGIRLS TO THE RIGHT is a little birdie told me and the messages go to your mail box they have been very inspiring for me.

I almost feel as if she somehow knows exactly what the hec is going on with me at this time I know call me crazy and I won't post any of the messages you need to sign up for them to come to your email box.
I am truly inspired and beleive me it's made a difference in my decesion and life at the moment!

Dear Courageous Girl,

One of the paradoxes of life is that sometimes the very best decisions have the most difficult consequences. And sometimes what is best is not what we want most. And sometimes when we want to feel peace, we have to do something that feels painful first. Sometimes we have to do such hard things, and there's absolutely no other way.

You can do it, though. You know what is the right thing to know for sure in your gut, and deep in your heart, and a million signs have led you to what you are supposed to do. It still feels so scary, so difficult, and so impossible, even for a very brave girl.

Just know that most of the best things in life come after making the most difficult choices, and doing the hardest things, and taking the biggest risks.

You really can do this....and miracles are going to happen when you do.

I just am so happy I signed up I know we all get lots of emails but to me this one is worth the mail in my inbox each day lately I haven't been to much on check things but I'll tell you when I read this I feel like
I'm gonna make it.


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wow the power of Bravegirls if you haven't signed up

I have to say I was intrigued on facebook on a post and it led me to the bravegirls blog
I signed up for the daily inspiration that comes to your email box well only to open and find this
I have to say oh boy is this the most fitting.
Text version of today's message...for easy copy/pasting:
I like they have the copy and paste so you can pass and have people
If you are intrigued sign up at   a littlebirdtold me it's to the right of the site and says sign up
you will receive these messages in your in box..

Dear Weary Girl,

You are tired today, aren't you? You are tired of holding up the whole wide world, tired of being so darn tough, tired of being tested in every which way....tired of passing the tests, only to be given another one.

It's ok for you to have days like this, you know. IT REALLY IS OK. YOU ARE OK. LIFE IS OK. And.....everything is going to turn out OK.

Everything is going to be ok, dear girl, It really is. You are going to make it. Please get some rest, take care of yourself, and keep your spirits

up. Keep your eyes on the end goal, and try your hardest to be patient with life's lessons. You are so wise. Remember that good people have bad days

sometimes. Smart people do dumb things sometimes. Bad things happen to good people sometimes. And still, everything is going to be ok.

Breathe in, breathe out....take a hot bath, listen to your favorite music...and TRUST. And then keep trusting.

It's gonna work out.



Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know everything,

for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,

because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,

because it means you've made a difference.
author unknown


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Love the one your with....

. "In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."

--Janos Arnay
 You know sometimes life can just change in an instant and you never know when that will be. Sometimes
 we just get caught up in the day to day.  I just want to take the time to say that I love my husband more
thank anything. He is my best friend and everything in life!!!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Monday....

Hope it's gonna be a good one for you.. We have a few new items loaded in the store at Thoughts2paper
we will be loading more and more and more as we can lots of ribbon to be loaded still , My minds eye paper and a few other things.. We will be discontinue the cricut products just carry the limited editions cartridge in the future..  If you are interested in any I can send you an invoice for 40% off unfortunately the way the store works if I give a code it would be good for everything so let me know if there is one you would like to snatch up and I'll even ship it for free.
This is just for the regular cartridges not limited editions.
Also for inspiration go to    Thoughts2paperblog



Thursday, August 26, 2010


I want to thank all the people who left such nice comments for the blog hop. I love hearing from you all.  You really made my day. It's been a rough week but , thanks to all of you it's all wonderful!.
Thanks to everyone who has become a follower hope you will come back for some fun ideas to come
The store is being loaded each week and we will have some fun new kits very soon (Sept) so stay tuned and don't forget about the CHAROOM type in caps at check out and FREE SHIPPING for order of $50.00  Now for the winner from my blog is

Amanda said...

I love all the cards & premade LO

Please claim your prize in the next 72 hours..

you can email me at thoughts2paper with your address and to claim your prize.

Thanks for hopping and come back soon.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Welcome to the Blog Hop glad you stopped by... You should have come from Rhonda's Blog

We only have 120 days till Xmas that's right only 120 days can you believe it.. I can hardly believe it myself.
It's time to start thinking about your Christmas cards . Thoughts2paper carries many 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 size mini pads of your favorite lines perfect for cards.

We just got in a lot of new product from CHA and clearing out the old stuff.. Please use this coupon code CHAROOM   only good till 8/28 and worth 40% off all your shopping goods must be all capital to work

One lucky winner who leaves a comment on my blog will win some Helmar goods such as , zap dots, something xmas die cuts from T2Pstore  .. So sign up for your chance to win this fun Helmar stuff  and some xmas goodie die cuts ..

Thoughts2paper will start carrying some premade pages and pages that have items we give you the idea you put it together
Also we will have a card kitz coming soon

If you leave a comment on everyone's blog in the blog hop and and the home  Click here
it will take you to the home blog Thoughts2paper You will be Eligible for a $40.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
to the store you can pick out anything you like.. (International players welcome you must pay the freight on the items you purchase. )

Sarah Mullanix-


Lisa -



Liz- You are here



Sarah Rice-

Michelle Hodges  

Julie Rainbolt -


Thoughts 2 Paper   Home page

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Happy Saturday to one and all this is this weeks Sketch we hope you'll play along at Unscripted Sketches
This week's sketch had a twist to try not to use flowers

Here is my take for my niece's sorority book


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Unscripted Sketch #68 Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday...
Here is Sketch #68 for unscripted I just thought this was such a fun sketch when the Amazing Sarah Kay who does most of our sketches came up with I could wait to do it and I have the perfect thing to do it.. I have been working on a mini for my niece for her sorority and I was able to use the sketch for the fun layout I did...

Here is the fun layout I did with it.

I have been wanting to use thenew Banner die that we just got in at Thoughts2paper so this was the perfect way to use it. So the next few sketches will be my nieces mini book. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, August 07, 2010


This place was at Navy Pier we spent the entire day at Navy Pier what a blast we had. This place is famous for their cheezborgers but NO FRIES.. Yes that is correct no Fries served with your burger.

Here is our adopted Mom for the weekend. Thanks Shelly for sharing her with us. Shelly's Mom is just the cutest lady she kept up with us the whole weekend even at the show passed us all up. She was a ton of fun. Shelly is next to her Pinky and Rhonda they all decided to do ferris wheel on Navy pier not this chicken I sat and was bag holder and Ice Cream Sunday eater below and photographer. They had a great time on it and able to see so much...

We had a group meeting back at our hotel. We were able to meet the sweetest Southernbelle live. She drove in with her husband Brandon he put up with all us ladies. He was so nice and fun to meet. it was so great to finally meet her IRL She is jus so sweet. Then my Calif Girl Misty aka Karen and Eva the Queen of all cards and me in the way background. What a great lot of laughs. Well folks more to come Don't want to drag out to much but keep checking back. This was one heck of a trip and I can tell you it was one laugh after another.