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9/7/10

You are going to LOVE this video. TRUST ME!

How do you store your 12x12 paper?  Do you like those Vertical folders from Cropper Hopper?  See that? 5.88.  I love them, but I needed 15 of them.  I have 5.  Well after putting my thinking cap on I came up with a way to do this for FREE.  and it takes 3 sheets of paper to decorate.  So watch the video then leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

At the end of the video is a contest for some blog candy - who wants a free cartridge?  I don't know what the cartridge is yet because my sponsor didn't tell me what they were sending - so we'll all be surprised YAAAY.

I love comments so please leave me some feedback!

103 comments:

  1. i think its genius and its free tangee!!! Great tutorial! When i run out of space on my shelf i'll be doing this!!
    Trish
    mrs.ttheo at gmail dot com

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  2. Cool idea. I've been looking for a way to organize my paper. I think I have several boxes around the house around the same size that I will start with. (I hate going to the post office). Thanks!

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  3. You are right! I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    jennydecuir@hotmail.com

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  4. I think its a great idea, and I do have the cropper hopper, I guess if I need more I have a plan LOL.
    great video girl !!!
    michelle scrappinwithmybug

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  5. I think it is brilliant! I love that you can even cover them in paper to match the colors of your craft room. They actually appear to be sturdier than the plastic ones. Did you get my e-mail?? TFS this awesome idea...I will for sure use this one:)

    Stephanie
    sar342@aol.com

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  6. Great Idea! Love it! Will have to pick up more of these boxes next time I'm at the Post Office. Thanks again!

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  7. Great idea, now we'll all be making a run to the post office. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  8. What a great idea! And the best part is that it is free!!! Thank you so much for sharing this creative idea!

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  9. Love it. Those boxes are perfect. Great job. I love the stripe paper for decorating it.

    Denise
    www.cricutmyway.blogspot.com

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  10. I will be making a trip to the post office tomorrow. Thank you for this great money saver.

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  11. Love it! I've made a few of these myself. Can you share what the spray paint is that you use on the inside? Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow, I've been trying to come up with a way to store the paper that won't fit in my Iris totes. I'm running out of room. I love your idea and I didn't even know those boxes at the post office were free. At least around here they aren't. Well I know I've been charged for them once I fill them up and bring them back. lol! Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea. :)

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  13. What a great idea! Perfect!!! Gotta love the cost! TFS

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  14. Genius!!!! I think I need to make a trip to the post office!

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  15. This is just the funniest thing...I got a package in the mail the other day with this sized box. After carefully opening my package and receiving some 12 x 12 paper from a friend I realized I could probably use this box to store my paper in. I also decorated it and thought what a genius I was. LOL great minds think alike.

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  16. Congrats! I love the idea! USPS is going to wonder what's going on when all of a sudden all of their Medium boxes go out of stock. ;) Thanks for sharing!

    Pam
    pjnisson at hotmail dot com

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  17. I think that's great! I actually have some of those boxes and I'll be making my own tomorrow. TFS! Also, thanks for the chance to win. :)

    -Kelli
    fabulousfrog@live.com

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  18. This is a great idea, and will give this a try! I have stacks of paper piled up on one another, and need something like this! TFS!

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  19. What a great idea!!!! I have to use this!!!

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  20. I love the idea. I have some boxes and I`ll try it. As soon I make it I`ll send to you some pics, thanks.

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  21. Awesome idea!! I have about 8 of those Cropper Hopper paper holders and I am in need of more and this would work out perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  22. It is a great idea. I always need more paper storage.
    Sharon (scrappyone)

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  23. Great idea! I love when I don't have to spend money on storage. I'd much rather spend it on cartridges, paper, embellishments, ribbon...

    TFS!
    ~Saundra

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  24. this is an awesome idea!! great money saver. Thanks for sharing! I think I'm going to make some of these for magazines too.

    Liz
    whichcraft@me.com

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  25. How original, always need a way to save some money, and this way I can feed my paper addiction even more. Thanks for the great idea1

    kyndralee58@msn.com

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  26. Fabulous idea. Love it. Never thought to cut it in the shape of the Cropper Hopper. I just stored extra stuff in mine. Thanks for the tip.

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  27. Great Idea...I guess this means I have more room for paper;). I love that I can customize it to my decor in my craft room.
    Thanks for the tip and the chance to win
    Karla

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  28. What a GREAT idea! I will be heading to the post office in the morning to get my new storage system :) Thank you for spending the time to post these videos for all of us to enjoy!!

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  29. Great idea - I'm on my way to the Post Office!!
    Deb, qoq_1@hotmail.com

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  30. Your idea is fantastic! I can't help but think of the chant my kids used to say...If it's free, it's for me! lol. I have been struggling with how to store my papers (I'm too frugal to purchase any storage system!) and this is just the answer! TFS!!

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  31. OMG!! How original and FREE! Can't get any better than that!! TFS!! I love all carts! I don't care what it is!!

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  32. What a great organizational tool!! I have a paper rack but I am out of room on it and I have stacks that would work great in these!!

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  33. Great idea! I have a couple of those boxes I have received. I hung onto them for some reason... now I know the reason! TFS!

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  34. What a great idea for paper storage and a super idea to recycle the boxes we receive.

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  35. Awesome idea! I am going to the post office tomorrow!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. What a great idea for storing our paper, I have been looking for something to store it in and like you I dont want to pay 7 dollars to store paper.
    red467@juno.com

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  37. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Yeah, you're right - I LOVE it!!!! TFS!!!

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  39. What a great idea!!! What I want to know is how you get them for free????? I need to take a trip across the border--I know the Canadian post office doesn't give anything out for free. I'll be hitting the post offices over there on my next trip to Florida!! Thanks for the amazing tip. Looking forward to seeing who wins the mystery cartridge!! Good luck everyone!!

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  40. I love crafting ideas that are nearly FREE!

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  41. I love free!!! Thanks for putting your thinking cap on and sharing your wonderful ideal with all of us
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  42. Great idea, does your paper bow when you use these?

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  43. Clever! We do this for my kids' school papers, except with cereal boxes....I've often looked at the cereal boxes wishing they were bigger for my paper!! LOL Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. Great idea...I have used undecorated cereal boxes to store magazines like this also. I had not thought to put a protective coat...not sure what spray you were meaning. Thanks for the ideas!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  45. Great idea. Saves lots of money. I did fine some of those storage boxes at 3 for $11 at Oriental Trading company. I still like yours better, due to being able to decorate.

    Thank you very much for sharing.

    Kathryn

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  46. Fabulous idea! The poor post offices are going to be swarmed (pun intended) with people that are coming to get the flat rate boxes! :)

    courts crafts blog at gmail dot com

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  47. Tangee, that is a great idea!! I was getting so frustrated with my pads of paper just flopping around on top of my little rolling cart against the wall. I will definitely try this. Thanks!

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  48. Fabulous! I now know what my next project will be!! (after I go to the post office!)

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  49. I cant wait to make some of those paper holders!

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  50. Shoot now I need to go down to the post office and get some boxes. Think it will look weird if I grab 20 of those bad boys? TFS This wonderful Idea.

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  51. Tee hee - what a great idea! What do you think is the limit on po boxes that one can have...
    Karen kbrig@ptd.net

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  52. Thanks so much for sharing, this is a GREAT idea and just what I needed right now. I didn't catch the name of the product you mentioned to spray on the inside though..

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  53. I love this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

    Missie
    Fellow Cricut Circle Member

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  54. Tangee,

    I love this idea sooooo much I am having my hubby stop by the post office today to pick up some boxes.

    This would help me out sooooo much. I could never justify the costs of 12 x 12 paper holders.

    Thank you again for this wonderful Idea.

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  55. What a great idea!! I'm going to get me some of those. TFS

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  56. Great idea. I'll definitely give it a try. Instead of covering the boxes with paper, what about painting them with acrylic paint? did you know that you can go online and order those boxes from the PO and they will deliver them to you FOR FREE?

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  57. Wow! What an awesome idea! I need more paper storage!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. Wow! Great idea! I am going to give this a try!
    Thanks so much.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  59. What a wonderful idea....out the door to the post office Cherylann

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  60. This is awesome! I'm afraid there will be a run on the boxes..lol!

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  61. i've done this and it's a great idea. although i have recycled my used boxes from shipments I have received. it's very green! lol the only thing i worry about is fading paper

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

    TFS!!

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  62. I so love this idea! I have paid big time for my storage in the past! Not anymore. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    Kitty

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  63. Oh my god, it is much better than I made with coke or cirial box with is not fit 12'papaer I use for Magazinez, but, I didn't think about shipping box. Thanks for great idea.
    I just order for the storage, paid big maney.
    the storage.

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  64. Whoo hoo!!! I have 3 of these boxes in my basement...I knew I was saving them for something!! Thanks for the tip. :-)

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  65. WOOO HOOOO!!! Fantastic idea! TFS!

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  66. Ok, I thought I commented on this this morning!... but it's not here :( I said I thought you were brilliant! I ran out to the post office and grabbed the first Medium Flat Rate Box I saw, got home, and realized they were the wrong shape!! My luck, I tell ya. Anyhow- just "ordered" a pack of ten in the correct shape from USPS.com. Thanks Tangee!!

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  67. Great idea!!! I'll have to keep my boxes from now on. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Oh my gosh - you are a GENIUS I tell you. A GENIUS!!! Of course once we all run down to the Post Office and make a raid on their boxes what do you want to bet they'll start charging for them. We'd better hurry before they catch on!

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  69. What a great idea...I'm going to stop at the PO tomorrow at lunch. I think they'll make great book bins for the kids at school too.
    misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  70. Hey Tangee! Great idea & TFS! I will have to start hitting the local post offices to get some boxes - don't want to take too many from one or they'll be on to me LOL!

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  71. Thank You for sharing such a great idea!!! Always need ways to save money and I have been pricing some things to use to store paper. Thanks, this is the cheapest way. lol I'm going to use this idea.

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  72. What a great ideal, I'll definitely be doing this one, off to usps.com!
    thanks
    Karina V
    karina_13_2000@hotmail.com

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  73. Thank You for sharing this idea. They can be decorated to match your room. Love them.
    Tricia

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  74. Hi. I have two boxes I saved with the same idea! Great minds think alike! But you already did it- so you're ahead of me. Thanks!

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  75. Thank you for giving us more options to economize and to store our papers, your idea is awesome, I have some boxes and will be transforming them tomorrow!

    Thanks again!
    Sara
    Sarandipity Intl.

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  76. I love this idea and will use it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  77. I love this idea! what an easy and simple way to store paper ... wayyyy better than what I am doing now!! they are all in scrapbooking bags! ehhh and I hate it.... off to the post office I go :) Thanks Tangee

    Micia
    mrspiercy2u@gmail.com
    yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com

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  78. Girl shut yo mouth wide open. This idea is the bomb. I like the idea of recycling them though. TFS.
    Oh...what did you use to attach the paper to the box?

    Christel
    www.onescrappinsista.com

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  79. What an awesome idea! My paper is stored in rubber maid drawers right now. Funds are tight at our house, so this is perfect for me! Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

    Amy
    love.my.life @ comcast dot net

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  80. Great idea! Right in my price range! I wonder if those boxes are in Canada?

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  81. Great video Tangee!! Love the idea. This would be good for all those papercrafting magazines we all have too. Think I will be making a trip to the post office!! Janet......Janber1225@aol.com

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  82. Great idea!! Sure hope the USPS doesnt mind all us crafters using their boxes!
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  83. ok tangee... smarty pants!!! that is a kewl idea. i do love it. well as u no i have to carriers that hold my paper but after watching the video i realized i have packs of paper that i can put in those USPS containers. i just have to hurry and get to the post office b/c sure enuf when they see 1000 of us scrappers coming thru they are gonnay say NO SORRY WE CANT GIVE ANY MORE OUT... ty for the idea. its really a good one. xoxo

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  84. This is such a great idea. I know what I will be making this weekend. Thanks for the idea.

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  85. Hey Tangee girl - Those Fed Ex boxes are great to store paper. I made a bunch of them a couple of years ago and they have held up well.

    Tip: I flip my boxes to the open end is facing out on the shelf, then put my paper in them...that way I can just thumb through the paper without even taking it off the shelf! It works great. There is a pic on my blog under scrap space tag.

    Thanks for chance to win...I LOVE PapercraftingPro...great prices and service too!

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  86. Verrrrrrry ingenious, girl!! However, your friendly neighbour, Canada, doesn't have those boxes available at our PO. We have to pay for them. :-(

    Still LOVE your idea, tho!! And....thanks for a chance to win a cart. Very sweet of you!!! :-)

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  87. Great idea, I have seen these done using cereal boxes they are not as sturdy as the ones you did. Love this.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  88. Love the idea! I wonder if Canada Post has boxes like these that I can get for free? Thanks for sharing :)

    michelle

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  89. What a great idea Tangee Thanks for sharing. I like that I can alter the outside of the box to match the decor in my room. I can't wait to get started making some.
    thanks
    Nanie

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  90. Great idea...however it is against the law to use "new" free boxes from the post office for anything other than mailing a package. If you receive a package you can repurpose the box. The Post Office is financially struggling with everyone emailing and bill paying on line. Just FYI. But great paper storage idea! I would not have remember to spray the inside to make it acid free!

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  91. That's the BEST idea EVER!!!!!! I will be headed to the post office in the morning to pick up some of those boxes. I love the idea!

    Thanks for sharing that wonderful idea!

    Sandy

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  92. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. Guess I need to make a trip to the PO. LOL --robindiane

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  93. OMG, I know you've had this video up, but I just got a chance to watch it today. The funny thing is, I just had done this with all my paper last night! It is a HUGE money saver. I needed 5 boxes, so I saved a lot not having to by the Cropper Hopper storage. Love how you decorated yours, and thanks for the tip about making the inside Acid Free.

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com

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  94. We used to use washing powder boxes covered with contact paper or wrapping paper for the same results. We used them for magazine boxes at the time. It is true about using the new boxes being taboo, but you can order a box of boxes for shipping purposes for free from the USPS web site. :{}

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  95. OMGOSH what an awesome idea!!! I do have a case of these boxes that I got free to send out goodie boxes to my Mother before she passed away...off to dig them out..Thank you sooo much for sharing this idea!

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  96. Super smart idea! I have the spray, so I just need to head to the Post Office and get some free boxes! Thanks for a great tip!
    Glenda
    glendalea.blogspot.com

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  97. Ok Tang, gotta tell you, the day I mailed ur box I also p/u those boxes, priority mail ones. Love it, simply love it. Thank you for the idea, it really workds for me. i have a storage for my papers, but i didnt have one for my pads of paper. thank you and i hope all is going well w/ your new job. ((((( hugs ))))) girlfriend!!! xoxo

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Mom of 3 - Matthew, Krystina, and my baby Amanda, Grandmother (Teema) to 2 beautiful baby girls Ragan (3/14/13) , Julianna (7/3/13) and Micah (9/24/14) Hubby Allen is a manager for a Restoration Company in the area and I am trying to find my way in this world. I'm using my Expression 1, Explore, & Cameo to ruin one piece of paper at a time :)