Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Two Finished Scrap Layouts

I used two quickpages made by
Vicki Acreman at

The purple and green one is from the AL FRESCO kit.
The multicolored floral one is from ALL ABOUT ME kit.

Although I believe neither one to be available any longer,
she has several other great layouts to see!

The original QP is 300DPI and 12x12 in size. I shrunk
these way down just for sharing visual examples...


Sunday, January 25, 2009


Buy a bag of Hershey kisses, and a dozen of roses.
Before your mate gets home,
make a trail with the kisses to the shower.
Place the roses in the shower,
leave a note with the roses that says
"Now that I have kissed the ground you walk on,
and showered you with roses
would you like to go out with me?"
or some kind of message like that.


...I can't live by Hugs alone, I need Kisses, too (Hugs & Kisses)
...Consider yourself hugged! (Hugs)
...Together - forever! (duct tape, super glue)
...You hold the key to my heart (key, lock)
...We make a great 'pear' (canned pears, fresh fruit)
...There are many 'reeses' why I love you (Reeses Peanut butter candy)
...Orange you glad you are my Valentine? (orange candy slices)
...Let's get this straight: you're for me! (ruler)
...You have left an lasting impression on my heart (permanent marker)
...It's about time I say, 'I love you'. (clock, watch)
...Stick with me, Kid, & we will go places! (safety pin, straight pin, stamp, glue, tape)
...Here's my heart! (candy or paper heart)
...I'll be floating on air if you will be my Valentine. (balloon)
...Let me koala you Sweetheart (bear)
...I knead you (bread)
...Don't bug me - just bee mine (bugs)
...I'm all a-flutter over you. (butterfly) 'auto' be mine. (toy car)
...Dog-gone it! Please be mine (toy dog, doggy biscuit)
...I'm crazy about you & that's no yolk. (egg)
...Pick me, Valentine (flower, clothespin, toothpick)
...Be 'toadally' different - say you'll be mine! (frog)
...You're in a glass by yourself (plastic champagne glass)
...The heart of the matter is I love you! (candy heart, etc)
...Have a heart - be mine (candy hearts, etc.)
...Lettuce us be Valentines. (salad, lettuce)
...we're in tune (musical note, sheet music)
...I go hog-wild when I think of you (pig)
...Sending you hogs & kisses (pigs, Hershey's Kisses)
...I'd be plum happy to be your valentine (plum)
...There will never be another ewe. (sheep)
...Will ewe be mine? (sheep)
...I love ewe. (sheep)
...Ewe are special - be mine! (sheep)
...Especially for ewe. (sheep)
...I get a kick out of ewe. (sheep)
...I 'scents' you're my Valentine. (skunk, perfume sample)
...You are so sweet! (any candy)
...You're my type. (different fonts, typewriter toy, etc)
...For the way we stick together (Glue, gum, tape)
...You measure up in every way (tape measure, ruler)
...You rub me the right way (sand paper, lotion)
...we still hit it off (nail, hammer)
...You are lookin' better than ever (mirror)
...We were 'mint' to be together (any mint-flavored candy)
...I'm attracted to you (magnet)
...I have loved you from the moment I saw you (saw)
...I'm hooked on you (fishing hook)
...You melt my heart (ice melter)
...No one can love you like I can (can of whatever)
...Life 'wooden' be the same without you (block of wood)
...Yours are simply the best (Hugs & Kisses)
...I'm a sucker for you (baby bottle, pacifier, lollipop)
...Life is more bearable with you by my side - teddybear
...My love for you overflows - drinking glass
...I want to get "down" with you - feathers
...You're the "cream" in my coffee.
...You're "tops" with me. (toy top)
...You drive me "nuts".
...You drive me "bananas".
...I have a "ball" with you.
...You're a real "doll".
...You are "Eggstra" special.
...Not trying to be corny but I love you - corn chips or can of corn.
...You planted the seeds of love in my heart - flower seeds
...My heart sings when I see you - CD or music book
...You make the future so bright I gotta wear shades - sunglasses

Fun Gift for a Husband

Fun Gift for a Husband

Each morning give your husband a small present
and a saying to go with it.

Monday: Orange you glad I fell in love with you?
(can of mandarin oranges)

Tuesday: I'm nuts about you!
(smoked almonds)

Wednesday: You're always in my heart.
(marinated artichoke hearts)

Thursday: Honeydew you know how much I love you?
(Bet you can guess what that one is!)

Friday: Olive you!
(green olives stuffed with bleu cheese)

FROM: internet at Family Fun site

this could be incorporated into his Birthday Week as well!

Thursday, January 22, 2009



Cabbage always has a heart; Green beans string along.
You're such a cute tomato, Will you peas to me belong?
You've been the apple of my eye, You know how much I care;
So lettuce get together, We'd make a perfect pear.

Now, something's sure to turnip to prove you can't be beet;
So, if you carrot all for me let's let our tulips meet.
Don't squash my hopes and dreams now, Bee my honey, dear;
Or tears will fill potato's eyes, While sweet corn lends an ear.

I'll cauliflower shop and say,
Your dreams are parsley mine.
I'll work and share my celery,
So be my valentine.

author unknown


I didn't get you flowers,
and chocolates wouldn't do.
The sweet romantic cards weren't right!
Hmmm...what should I do?

So I found you something special
it's been around since the start,
I found you something extremely rare,
author unknown

Attach to heart candies of any kind you choose

Cupid Kisses
I couldn't send you flowers
And candy wouldn't do
Mushy cards just didn't say
The Things I want them to
So I got you something special
In case his arrow misses
I found you something very rare
Its genuine CUPID KISSES !
author unknown

attach to Hershey kisses

Cupid Poop
I couldn't send you flowers
and candy wouldn't do
and mushy cards just didn't
say the things I want them to.
So I got you something special
and here's the inside scoop
I found you something very rare
it's genuine Cupid poop!
author unknown

Cupid Poop
Here is something from the cupids above,
who fly along with all of the doves.
Whose arrows have hit many lonely hearts,
they send you a gift for your big heart.
Your kindness and love have been so true,
so the cupids have sent you their little poo-poo.
author unknown

Use red hot heart candies in the baggie for this one.


Buy a bunch of fish at a pet store. It doesn't matter
what kind. Leave it for your lover with a note saying
"Out of all the fish in the sea,
you are the one for me."

author PAULETTE from Create with TLC forum



Take a bamboo skewer and push it through the hole in
an unopened roll of Lifesavers. At one end, of the
skewer, glue two hearts (glued back to back) cut from
fun foam. At the other end put tinsel or metallic chenille
stems to form the "feathers" on the arrow. I make
wrappers for the lifesavers on the computer too...
with a little
message from cupid.
These make great favors or class gifts.


You're sweeter than chocolate
And a joy from the start
It shouldn't be too puzzling
Why you're so dear in my heart
author unknown
Hearts and Flowers
It's that time of year
Hugs and Kisses
Valentine's Day is here.
So Dear Friend
Take this little treat
A Chocolate coated heart
That is oh so sweet.
© patsy 2002
Some loves come and go
Some are fast and some so slow
When your love doesn't last
Remember chocolate--Forget the Rat!!!!!!!!!
author unknown
When your love has left you cold
And your romance has the croup
Warm your little heart
With a little Cupid Soup!

Cupid Soup

It's the eve of Valentine's Day, it's time for bed.
But your eyes won't close.
You can't even doze.

So make a Cupid's mug o' soup
To help you fall asleep,
Then Cupid into your dreams will creep.

Pour this "soup" mixture into your mug,
With boiling water, then mix.
Then drop in the Cupid's special kiss,
and stir with the candy cane stick!

Add a few marshmallows,
And sip it slowly down.
Crawl into bed, Cupid's arrow will soon be around.
Paulette, 1999~~TLC Creations

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Put the candies listed in the poem in a candy jar or basket and add the poem.

Sweet Candy Love

You make me GOO GOO,
My sweet SUGAR BABY.
You're my BIG HUNK
And I don't mean maybe.

Just be TWIX you and me
you're sweeter than a BIT O HONEY,
And you're worth more than
a whole HUNDRED GRAND to me.

Now please don't SNICKER...
I feel like I've hit PAY DAY!
Our love is GOOD & PLENTY...
I think I'm on the MILKY WAY!



My Dearest SUGAR BABY,
I hope this brings you a SNICKER as you read my message.
It will not make you CHUNKY and I am not playing TWIX
on you. You are my BIT-O-HONEY, BAR NONE. I am
NUTRAGEOUS about you. You are always there for me in
a CRUNCH. We have a GOOD-N-PLENTY life together,
and I love you from here to MARS. You will always be my
BIG HUNK. I wish you MOUNDS of ALMOND JOY on this
Valentines...and a little RED HOT love.


©Tlc Creations, Paulette, 1998

to get more wonderful ideas like this from Paulette go to her forum at:


On the first of Feb. give your spouse or family member the following note:
"Congratulations, you are the lucky recipient of the 14 days of Valentines."

Pick and choose from the list below. Perhaps it will spark your own
creativity. You might want to go to a cake decorating specialty store. They
have miniature items for just pennies. That might help you with even more
ideas tailored to your family's interest.

You are my dreamboat. (Toy boat - about 20 cents at a cake store.)

You are my "Big Hunk". (Big Hunk candy bar)

I have the hots for you. (Red hots)

I am "Twix" by your presence. (Twix candy bar)

You make me "Snicker". (Snicker candy bar)

You light up my life. (Candle or light bulb)

I'm nuts over you. (pkg. of nuts)

You make the world go round. (Jumbo cookie, cake or pizza)

I'm lucky because you're my "Sweetheart" (SweeTarts)

I'm bubbly all over with love and excitement. (Acta Bath or any fizzing type
bubble bath.)

I hope "U-No" how much I love you. (UNO cards)

By "Gum" you're special. (Gum)

If love has lost it's flavor and you feel you're in a "Crunch", just
remember you are loved so very much. (Crunch candy bar)

You are worth a "Mint" to me. OR We were "Mint" to be together. (Mint)

I can't lick any of my problems without you. (Sucker)

You're "Eggsactly" what I want in a husband/wife. (Write this on a
hardboiled egg or use an empty plastic Easter egg.)

I'm simply "Nutragous" about you! (nutragous candy bar)

I'm lucky to have you as a husband/wife/son/daughter. (Lucky Charms)

I'm a smart cookie to have chosen you as my husband/wife. (Cookie)

You're a "Cracker Jack" husband/wife/son/daughter. (Cracker Jacks)

You're the salt of the earth. (Salt)

I've gone bananas over you. (Bananas or banana chips if mailing.)

I love you a bunch. OR We love you. From: the whole bunch. (Grapes)

Thanks for putting snap, crackle and pop into our Marriage/family. (Rice
Krispie Treats or Crackle candy bar)

Thanks for putting your mark on our home. (Marker)

You're worth a million. (Paper money)

You're worth more than $100,000. ($100,000 candy bar)

You really rise to the occasion. (Helium balloon -write the msg. on the

You're the icing on the cake. (Cake and icing)

We make a "Ding Dong" couple, but I love it. (Ding Dong)

Let's go on a date. (Dates)

I hit the nail on the head when I married you. (Nail))

My love for you snowballs. (Snowball cake with coconut)

Write a love note on a heart shaped paper. Then cut into puzzle pieces.

You can make a large candy kiss by taking a funnel and butter the inside:
Put foil in the narrow end of the funnel and pour into the funnel either
melted chocolate, rice krispie treats or fudge. Write a note on long paper
and wrap with foil like a candy kiss.

~original author/creator unknown

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I LOVE YOU sayings....

~ You're forever on my mind and in my heart. I love you!

~ My heart beats BECAUSE of you. My life IS you.

~ I am so thankful for the gift of you.

~ Our relationship is a blessing. Please know that I love you.

~ Without your love, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

~ Your love is my most treasured gift.

~ I'll never grow tired of telling you how much I love you.

~ Love shared is love multiplied. I want you to know I love you.

~ Life means much more to me knowing I have you to love.



Come join us at the Create with TLC forum at

to get more challenge links and templates from the past and more to come in 2009!

East download link is the same except for format... one is JPG, one is PNG, and one is PSP7.
So pick your choice and download then unzip and HAVE FUN!
Sure hope you will share what you do with them... I'd love to see what you do!



May no soldier go unloved,
May no soldier walk alone,
May no soldier be forgotten,
Until they all come home.

I came across this saying while surfing the other day and just had to share it here. I don't know who the author is and if anyone knows, please tell me so I can give full credit. Our son is in the AirForce, as you know, and even though he is not in a combat zone, the fear and worry for him and all those he is with is great! The following poem was shared with me a while back. Even though our son isn't married nor does he have children here to run in fields of grass as the poem says, he is still there fighting for the same freedom and the same passion as this poem shares. My step-brothers daughter is also in the AirForce. My sons best friend enlisted at the same time as he did too. LOVE OF PRAYERS AND LOVE AND SUPPORT TO ALL OUR TROOPS!

The Things That Make A Soldier Great

The things that make a soldier great and send him out to die
To face the flaming cannon's mouth and never question why
Are lilacs by a little porch, the row of tulips red
The peonies and pansies too, the old petunia bed
The grass plot where his children play, the roses on the wall
Tis these that make a soldier great, he's fighting for them all.

Tis not the pomp and pride of kings that make a soldier brave
Tis not allegiance to the flag that over him may wave
For soldiers never fight so well on land or on the foam
As when behind the cause they see the little place called home
Endanger but that humble street whereon his children run
You make a soldier of the man who never bore a gun

What is it through the battle smoke the valiant soldier sees
The little garden far away, the budding apple trees
The little patch of ground back there, the children at their play
Perhaps a tiny mound behind the simple church of gray
The golden thread of courage isn't linked to castle dome
But to the spot where'er it be - the humble spot called home

And now the lilacs bloom again and all is lovely there
And homesick soldiers far away know spring is in the air
The tulips come to bloom again, the grass once more is green
And every man can see the spot where all his joys have been
He sees his children smile at him, he hears the bugle call
And only death can stop him now he's fighting for them all

~ by Steve Vaus ~

Thanks for taking time to read this...and please help support our troops!


Over at:
I am going to be offering monthly RECIPE CARD CHALLENGES.
They will be themed for that month; and there will be a set of at least 4 if not more templates to play with. They will be 100PPI and 5" tall x 7" wide. At the forum, if you create something with the challenge templates, you're asked to share it by posting it to the forum in the appropriate board. If
you are not a member there, but would still like to play with the templates, they will be shared here as well with 4shared links to snag from. If you create something that can be shared with others, I'd be happy to post it to my blog here if you email the final jpg file to me.

Here is a view of the first set that will be posted tomorrow after my doctor appointment... Hope you have fun playing with the challenge!


Monday, January 19, 2009


Thank you so much to Debbie at:

for giving me this award! I am honored!

Now to bestow the honor to 5 other blogs

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THANK YOU to Laura at:

please visit her and leave some love. Thank you very much for the beautiful awards. The rules are simple ~ pass this onto 5 Treasured Friends who have not yet received it.

To catch up with my blog and try to get back on my feet again (seems like it is taking way too long to accomplish that!!), I am going to share a list of some of my favorite blogs and hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do! To each of these blogs listed below... I hand down the crown for each of these awards! I truly appreciate all you do and create and share! You all have huge hearts and wonderful talent! Thank you for making the WWW a fun place to be!

This is a store of a dear online friend that is definitely great to check out and enjoy!

Friday, January 9, 2009


This past Wednesday evening, my husband had a dinner party to play for at his place of employment. The guests numbered about 20 or so and two of them were Jack and Suzy Hanna... you know him as JUNGLE JACK! I really look forward to meeting them some day myself. Dave said they are fantastic folks and enjoys spending time with them whenever he can! This is the third or fourth time that I know of that he's been able to share his music with them as well as have some conversation and get to know you kind of time. I hope to get to Montana to see several things there, but that is where Dave sees them occassionally too. So maybe some day! He has TV Programs, Books to read, coloring books, etc all available... You should check it all out!


The photos here are of my husband, Jack and his wife Suzy... Smuggles, RhondaSue