Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stamping Vacation


Hey all! Thank you to all who voted for my friend Amanda in yesterday's poll!!!!! I appreciate it and I am sure she does too!!!! I got an email from one of my fav followers Stacie yesterday! Check out Stamping Vacation....She just made the design team and they are having a contest to see who on the DT can get the most NEW followers and they must leave a comment and mention her name!! Whichever DT member gets the most people wins! Here is a link where she talks about it on her blog.

Check it out! I will be!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Help!!! :)

Calling all my bloggy friends! Help my friend Amanda, aka CraftyPaperGirl, win a Guest Design Spot at Sketchy Thursday's! She is SUPER fab and her LO is GREAT!!!! Head to and vote for Amanda please! I would appreciate it!!!! XOXO

DCRU Challenge

It's Tuesday and that means another challenge at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU. This week the DT is showcasing the Graceful from So Sophie By My Mind's Eye! I paired it with prism cardstock, may arts ribbon, and glue dots! We all used a FAB sketch you can find on the blog! So head over and join us! Be sure to check out what is new in July at DCRU!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oh Kenny!

Not a crafty pic, but THIS GUY
is in town tonight and I couldn't be more happy to have him around:)
For all those NON country music peeps, it's Kenny Chesney.
I have been VERY lucky to have had backstage passes, meet and greet passes, pit passes and front and center seats several times.  Other times I have settled for 10th row, LOL, poor me I know! HA!
Going to KC concerts has been a tradition for my fam, ecspecially my sis and I for over 10 years :)  Yes, he is kinda short, I am 5'5 and I have heels on here, but I could wear flip flops all day :)
Now for one of my favorite quotes my mom has ever said:
"Let's just say I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers."
Love mom. Of course she was referring to Tom Brady (NE Patriots Quarterback), but it applies to me here :)

CHA or Bust!

Happy Saturday you guys!
Can I tell you how excited I am to be going to CHA next week?! I have already preordered the NEW things I am going to buy from most of the companies and already have this in the mail:
The Life Is Good collection from Echo Park! I have Walk in the Park and Sweet Summertime kits too, AND a NEW kit from them you haven't seen yet :) The new kit ships Aug 1st so should be here ASAP!!! I will only have a few of each available! They will be $11 each. That includes the 12 papers and 2 12x12 sticker sheets in each! I will combine shipping and you will only be charged the EXACT cost to ship! So message me if you want me to save you one! You won't find it cheaper anywhere! (I may also hear a giveaway for my followers :) HINT!)

So, I am SUPER excited to be heading out next week with my friend Amanda, aka CraftyPaperGirl and hitting Chi-Town! I can only imagine our upcoming conversations :) Did I mention I was excited? I really sis not know if I was going to get to go with Dusti's latest surgery and all, but it has all worked out so that I can!
Off to find the perfect hostess gift for Amanda's sweet friend who lives in Chicago!
OH- and don't you worry, I will be posting plenty of pics for you!!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Finally, the winner of the FREE pair of monogrammed flip flops from The Little Dragon Fly Giveaway! Comment 14 was the lucky number!
Julianna said...
I"m sorry I'm commenting twice, but I just wanted to let you know that I am already a follower of your blog and am a new follower of little dragonfly AND they are an added fave to my blog. Thanks!
July 15, 2010 5:30 PM
Congrats Juliana! Please email me your shipping address, your size (I normally wear a 7.5 and ordered mine in an 8 and they fit great :), brown or black flips, and initial you want on them, along with what color you want the initial!
Thanks for all who played along!
Another giveaway is right around the corner :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

look out world :)

So one of my FAV manufacturers, American Crafts has a FAB challenge going on :)
Here it is:
Well, I just had to join in! Here is my take!
Everything you see is AC :)
Including: Cardstock, PP: Woodland Court (Abode), Wheeler Ave (Abode), Foam Thickers in Cinnamon, Smiley Flair (Dear Lizzy), Ribbon: Lively (Dear Lizzy), Paper Flowers (Dear Lizzy), This to That Perm Adhesive, Foam Tabs!
I LOVE tying Dear Lizzy into boyish LO's! The circles are all hyped up on foam tabs, along with the flowers and flair! THe foam thickers are perfect for dimension!
I based this LO off of one of AC's Designers, Shannon Zickel's LO's in the new Scrapbook Etc. Mag. Yes, it's a stretch, but I too love white space :)
Thanks for looking!!! Don't forget to snag up some AC goodies! The new Enchanted Line is FAB :)


Hope everyone is having a FAB day! I plan on trying to make my bloggy rounds tonight to see what everyone has been doing! If you haven't seen a comment from me lately, be sure to leave me one today so I can head your way! I may not have you bookmarked yet and I MUST come comment :) I feel behind commenting with just getting back from Texas. Anyways- last reminder to ENTER this giveaway for a pair of free monogrammed flip flops :) I will let do the picking tonight, so get those entries in and support The Little Dragonfly!!!
Here is a pic of a recent order. My client was throwing a Little Prince birthday party and needed a banner for the candy bar, labels for the candy jars, and some toppers/sticks! LOVE the way it turned out and I hear she was happy too!!
The font for the letters is from the new Cricut Lite, Feeling Groovy! FAB cart!!!
Have a super sweet day :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Ummm.....Yeah, so I am filling my basket in the Cosmo Cricket wholesale shop. WHy you might ask, well yes, to sell, but other than that, could there be anything more perfect than these for my little guy??:

If there were a bull or two, it would even be more perfect, but I learned a long time ago, take what you can get :) Sometimes it doesn't come back around!!  (Did you happen to see the banner???? You know me :)
So, you can look for these and the new 6x6 pads of WANTED for sale soon :) Not to mention a few other NEW CHA releases by CC and Sassafrass Lass :)
So, anyone have any new favorite items from all the CHA sneek peeks????
Do share :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don't forget to enter!!!

DON't FORGET my giveaway!
 Ends Wednesday night!!!!
You could win a super cute pair of flip flops!!!!!

DCRU Challenge

It's Tuesday and that means another challenge at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU. This week the DT is showcasing the Savy from So Sophie By My Mind's Eye! I paired it with a piece of paper from the Everyday Collection from American Crafts, White Opaque Pen, and 2 CuttleBug Embossing folders! We all used a FAB sketch you can find on the blog! So head over and join us! Be sure to check out what is new in July at DCRU!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Did you guess right??? TEXAS :)

Well, I spent Wednesday through Saturday in Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas. My mom had a convention thingy she went to and invited my sister, aunt, monkey, and I along. Well, Matthew and I declined since it had just been 3 weeks since Dustin's surgery. Well, the stars aligned and opporutnity knocked, and Dustin was going to be cared for, so Matthew and I flew down and arrived at the hotel to suprise them. It was great to see the smiles on their faces. After a shaky start and a tummy bug, Matthew was ready to rock :)
Matthew was like a kid in a candy store. In the case you don't know, my son wants to be a bullrider when he grows up and I believe him. LOL. He knows ever PBR bull's name, every bull rider, the rules, the gear, etc. He even asked for tickets to the PBR in Nashville in August, which of course he is getting from my parents. 3 days 2 nights, of bull riding and fun for him in Nashville. So while in Fort Worth, we went to the Stockyards and he went to a rodeo, dressed to the nines. Bull riding vest, chaps, his boots, hat, riding gloves, and all. I should have charged a fee for all the people who asked me if they could take a picture with him. I lost count. SO CUTE and he ate it up. Even the bull fighters (clowns) spotted him and became BFF's with him! My dad should be proud. One big country boy that has rubbed off onto another little one :) Thanks dad for encouraging my little guy to be a bull rider. I am starting to make my therapy appointments already to deal with it :)
A few highlights from the trip:

(He made friends with one of the bull riders and he let him try on his helmet. Needless to say he added this to his birthday list :)
My aunt, sister, Monkey, and I after the rodeo :)
(Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Thank you to the super sweet guy who we talked into letting us go through locked gates to get a better picture :) He was super sweet :)

We had a great time. Even hit Texas Ranger Field and Six Flags Hurricane Harbour. Many scrappy pictures :) It was really nice to get out of town for a few.
The sun and waterpark were fab, but the time with my little guy was amazing!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Guess Where??

Well, I have a confession, all the posts since Tuesday were prescheduled. I was not around bloggyland or crafty land from Tuesday night until today :) I actually went on a mini VAY-CAY :)
Anyone guess where? Here are a few pics :)  (And Kristin you don't count, so SHHH.  :)
(fyi- I sweet talked some great lawn worker to let us in the gates for a picture or 10 :)

I'll be back later to fill you in :)
Don't forget about the giveaway I am hosting for
 a free pair of monogrammed flip flops!
You have until Wednesday night to enter!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I am in love. Yep. Echo Park Papers is like my new favorite :) You know me and my polka dots and banners and all :)
(Stamp: Unity, Cardstock: Prism, Element, Aphas, PP: all Echo Park, Ink: Momento)
Sweet and Simple :) and perfect since my sweet mom's birthday is Monday the 19th!!!
I have created this card for the Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge at Moxie Fab World! Seriously, I think it is both fun and cute :) Wish me luck :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kids Craft Fun!- Beading

With the success of last week's Kids Craft post, I am going to add another fun Kids Craft we do around here. Now I know you supermom's are pros at all the fun ideas, but I am just showing what works around here for us :)
Pipe Cleaner Beading :)
Matthew loves to pick a pipe cleaner and then make patterns on them to make bracelets! I have an adorable pink/purple/orange custom made for me! LOL.
He loves feeling like he can make nana a gift all on his own too.
Not to mention he loves making patterns and I love watching him think through the process of 5+ color patterns!
(And yes, this is his little table in my studio. His charts hang above it, a dry erase board where we write the dayof the week, season, word of the day, and number of the day.)
Have a fab day! Don't forget to leave me a comment with any great kid craft ideas! I'd love to try them out!!!
Thanks so much for the great ideas last week!!! Hope you have more for me :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Craft Scrappers Challenge

It's a Crafty Scrapping Challenge at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU. I paired it with Echo Park Papers, Tim Holtz Ink, White Cardstock, my Glue Glider Pro and glue dots! The theme was distress it- and I decided to distress with ink!! So head over and join us! Be sure to check out what is new in July at DCRU!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flip Flop Giveaway day!!!!!

Someone out there is going to win a pair of monogrammed Button Flip Flops from
The Little Dragonfly!! These are not the Old Navy flips! These babies are awesome!
Here is another Ribbon Style for the smaller tots in your life! (All these can be customized in her store! ADORABLE!
Our friendship happened over an Etsy sale. LOL. Seriously, she ordered party decor for her adorable daughter's bday from me and from there it's history :)
Kristin owns The Little Dragonfly and makes some adorable monogrammed goodies!
SO, we have decided to host a giveaway so you can see!!!
The winner will get a pair like these:
You can choose black or brown and the colors of your monogrammed letter! I personally have 2 pair myself and have given several as gifts. Not to mention that my mom is carrying these cute flips in her Baby Boutique in Glasgow, KY!
So, what do you need to do to be eligible to win?
1. You have to be a follower of my blog (and or Facebook) and leave a comment here!
2. Get an extra entry by visiting The Little Dragonfly Blog and become a follower OR visit her Etsy shop and add it as a favorite! (Both would even be better :)
Winner will be announced here NEXT Thursday! Spread the word!
And don't forget to check back for the winner!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I PROMISE that you do not want to miss the FAB giveaway I am having tomorrow!!!
MAKE SURE you stop by here!
Seriously- not scrappy supplies either, something ANY chica I know will love :) :)
AND THE Winners of my last giveaway are listed below! Congrats!
Please email me your shipping address to sammyejo at
I will ship out your packages next week!

Peebles Inc Rub Ons
Melissaward said...
I would love to win! It would be so hard to pick one.. but I think the rub ons! I just started using them so I dont have that many and I LOVE them :)

American Craft Stickers
The Cropping Canuck said...
Ooh a choice! Hmmm... I think I would choose the stickers. Thank you.

American Crafts Ribbon
Cricut Me That said...
Thanks for the opportunity to win blog, fun!! I would have to say RIBBON - I can always seem to find a use for it:)

AND- I will have the NEW Dear Lizzy Flower Ribbons I showed you when I ordered the up in the shop next week.
ADORABLE OR WHAT!!??!! There is a VERY limited quantity and I was one of the first to get it in from American Crafts a couple weeks ago! I just haven't had time to get it up!!!
So, watch for it :)

A Crafty Little Place Challenge

It's Tuesday and that means another challenge at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU. This week the DT is showcasing the Everyday Collection by American Crafts! Such a versatile collection! I paired it with Cosmo Crickets DeLovely paper, Elements Sheet, and some May Arts ribbon!! We all used a FAB sketch you can find on the blog! So head over and join us! Be sure to check out what is new in July at DCRU!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Summertime Kit!

Well, My Summer album from yesterday lasted all of an hour in my shoppe today before it found it's home in South Carolina :) So, I assembled 2 mini album kits today using Echo Park Paper's Sweet Summertime Collection By Crystal Wilkerson. (I seriously think this super talented chick's collection is AMAZING!) The papers are paired with with ribbon, tulle, Basic Grey Button, Papertrey Ink Buttons, Bo Bunny Brads, perfectly cut borders, die cut papers, library card and pocket, 4 Chipboard pieces and binder rings, dew drops, pebbles candy dots, rick rack, Webster's Pages Bloomers, tickets, Prima Flowers, felt flowers, mini clothes pins, journaling tags, Chipboard frame from American Crafts, tags, die cut clouds, and more!!!
Oh- and if anyone needs some girly titles and such- I put a destash pack of these up on my etsy for $2- I just don't have a lot of use for them and got them in a variety pack!
Have a fab day!!!
(Hey- anyone have a great remedy for a toothache, besides the dentist right now :) LOL)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sweet Summertime Album

Wanted to share a mini album I made yesterday :)
Granted my summer has nothing exciting to add to an album with surgery and all being the highlight thus far, but I know someone out there has the perfect memories for it :)
(Cosmo Cricket Blackboard Album, Echo Paper Papers/Alphas/Elements, Webster's Pages Bloomers)
Have a fav summer memory thus far?? Share!
Have a happy Sunday everyone!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays!- My Take :)

So, even though I enjoy all my Design Team work, I love it when I get the chance to create for me :) Yesterday was one of those days that I HAD to take soem "Me Create" time before I worked on orders, DT work, etc. If not, I might have exploded :)(OR eaten an entire pint of my favorite Raspberry Sorbet:)  So, I decided to play along for the 1st time at Sketchy Thursdays. I always read their blog and admire the work of those there (like bloggy buddy Julie and frequent challenge goer AP :), but haven't taken the time to play along....until yesterday :) Here is my LO:
and here is the sketch I used!
I was determined to use all Echo Park Papers :) The Die and the Button are from PTI :)
Thanks for having a look at my me time :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Free Paper Pack from ColorBok!

Who knew our opinion was worth so much ;) Go to this link and sign up from your free ColorBok paper pack! Can't beat it! There is a short survey and all the details are there for you to read! Just wanted to share! If you sign up, let me know!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Patriotic Hello Kitty!

I had the sweetest custom order the other day. I was to match these toppers/baking liners. And I think I did a pretty good job!
And yep- I am going to have these liners/toppers/banner as a set for sale in the shoppe! How fun!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kid Craft Fun!

My son loves my "Crick" (aka Cricut Expression). He ask me all the time to "crick"  him out some of this, some of that. (Dinosaurs, Letters, Paper Pirates, Etc) Well the other day it was cowboys and cowgirls. I love when I can use my crafting to make my little guy happy too! Here are some play by play for you :)
I cut paper dolls at 4.5 inches and clothes to match including chaps, jeans, shirts, boots, skirts, hats, hair styles, and stick horses :)
Then he got to assemble! I gave him my large craft glue stick and away he went!
I seriously had to halter my control issues  ( :)I am a perfectionist sometimes, and of course I wanted them to be just perfect :) But he did great of course :)
So, what are all the crafty moms out there doing to combat the summertime boredom?
We are usually out and about- zoo, waterpark, pool, science museum, aquarium, etc. With the surgery 2 weeks ago and all I am having to stay close to home--like in the house all the time to be here for Dust. (20 minutes is the longest I think I have left him!) He can't even fix his own drink right now b/c the muscles in his back are so weak. Poor guy! Therefore, we are improvising and I am always looking for fun stuff to do!
We are pros at bubbles, sidewalk chalk, lightening bug and wooly worm catching, sandbox, water play, etc.!
So, give me all your favs! I am thinking about making a weekly spot on my bloggeroo here for those fun crafty kiddo things :)
Have a fab day!!!

Sale at DCRU!

There is a big sale HERE! Don't miss it!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bright and Cheery Fun!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm using today to get all caught up on orders! (wishful thinking I know! But trying!!!) Added a few new things to the shoppe yesterday! So excited!  Hello Kitty Pretty and Fun Toppers:
and a paper pack of glitter cardstock!
and the custom color/letter/number toppers and table decorations!
So, I hoe to get some new items I have had in the works pictured and up soon! If I could just catch up, then I might get time to make a few more things I have on my list!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Barnyard Fever!

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans! So very cool to see the red, white, and blue flying and seeing the pride in our country. Hope you all have a great day!
Here is some red, white, and blue- BARNYARD style :)
One of my most popular banners/toppers/signs this summer! Barnyard seems to be a hot birthday theme! Matthew's birthday is in August and we are preparing for his Buckeroo Bash ourselves! Think cowboys, bull riders, etc! He is so excited! Bouncy house, bubble station, horse rides, and a bonfire to roast hot dogs and make smores! There are super awesome perks to your daddy being a dairy farmer----he can help you throw one heck of a shin dig for your little guy! Dad's hauling over the bales of hay for seating and all. Can't wait!
Have a great afternoon!!
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