Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Photoshoot with darling son, Blake! Yes! You heard it here! Blake ASKED for me to take his picture. Can you believe it??? So, of course, I just had to take 25-30 photos right on the spot! Here are some of my favorites. There are so many other really funny ones. He just slayed me!

I also was able to complete my layout for ScrapNCircle's Survivor competition. I had to use 4 different pp's of Cherry Arte paper, eyelets and our team won the Bazzill! I did a lot of exacto work, but I'm happy with the results.

Also, I completed the bonus challenge for September points at ScrapNCircle. I had to use 10 different manufacturers and at least 6 different patterened papers. So, this is what I came up with.

Anyway, I have to get DH some ice cream, so I'll post again within a couple of days.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I've been tagged by Angelina!

Can you believe that sweet woman thinks I have at least 5 WEIRD things about myself to share? I just can't even imagine!

I may be here awhile - LOL!

1. I don't like anyone to touch my neck in any way, shape or form. I may have been killed by strangulation in another life.

2. I write on my hand anytime I absolutely don't want to forget to do something.

3. My hands are as big as my husband's. Which, for a person who is only 5' 4" tall, is pretty weird...I think anyway. DH is 6' tall. Oh, and just so we're clear, his hands AREN'T small...mine are just BIG!!!!

4. If I decide I'd like to read, I need to make sure I have everything else done, or it will have to wait. When I open a good book, I don't do anything else until it's finished!

5. I can leave the sink full of dishes for days, but when the dishes are done the sink must be scrubbed to a perfect shine, or it drives me nuts!

Okay! Okay! So, I came up with 5 things. Ange obviously knows me better than I thought she did!

Thanks for making me spill, Ange!

On the lighter side of things, I had a ScrapDay for the girls and two were able to attend. My sister-in-law, Donna and Roo from The Memory Safe. We had a great time and were able to accomplish somethings, as well as get to know each other a little better. I absolutely LOVE having friends over to scrap. I highly recommend it ;) Anytime, Girls! Anytime! I really appreciate that you were both able to come. Thanks!

Here's a layout that I did yesterday. Roo is on the right and I am on the left. She actually got her hair cut and MY husband thinks it makes her look even younger. Two thumbs up on the new do, Roo! I used another Becky Fleck sketch for this layout. I just love!

Scrapbook Station - October 6th - call to reserve your spot today. For those of you who have a BPC membership, that could be your FREE crop!

See ya for now!


Friday, September 22, 2006

What's a girl to do? I'm going through withdrawal!!! I can't get into The Memory Safe and I don't know what's going on with anyone. I seriously hope it gets fixed very soon.

I'm currently trying to get ready for the Crop that I'm hosting on Saturday. I think DH likes when I have things here, because sometimes that's the only time everything/anything gets cleaned. Sad, but true. I'm working on scrubbin the carpets today. I must say, they're filthy. It's quite embarassing!

Roo - you need to call for directions when you're ready. DH will have to give them to you ;)))

Oh, and guess what??? My house is almost done getting painted. They started yesterday and it's almost finished. I can hardly believe it!!! Granted, it's not a drastic color change, but hey! It looks new to us ;) I'll post before and after when DH gets the shutters on.

Here are a couple more of my creations from last weekend and the day before yesterday. The "Cousins" one is from a sketch that Holly did over at Check it out! They're constantly having challenges, contests and they give great advice. They're just hilarious!

One last bit of news for y'all. I received a sketch from Becky Fleck over at to complete for her October Newsletter. I'm not sure how many people she has doing this particular sketch and I'm not even sure if I'll be featured or not. I'm just tickled she's giving me the opportunity. She has awesome sketches and a great newsletter every month.

See ya for now!


Monday, September 18, 2006

I can't get in!!! Yes, it has been a horrible day to try and get into The Memory Safe. I don't know if I'm the only one, or if I've been banned! Somebody,!!!???

Since I can't in there, I would like to post my take on Challenge #8 on here. I chose to scraplift the amazingly talented Jeanne! Thanks for the inspiration! My layout started out a lot more like Jeanne's, but it took on a life of its own. I couldn't have done it without you, Jeanne.

I'll try and post my mini-challenge tomorrow. I just hope TMS works, or my computer does.

If someone of TMS could email me at to let me know what's going on, if anything, that would be great.



Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I have some exciting news to share! I was selected to be one of the newest Design Team members for Scrap-N-Circle. It is an online scrapbook store. It's filled with enthusiastic, creative women. I'll be designing for them every other month. So, a big shout out goes to Jeri for giving me this opportunity. Thanks!

I actually just completed a layout for a challenge posted by Michelle Strach. It was a LOVE Challenge. I was to list what I love about the person/people I chose and have a heart somewhere on the layout. This is what I came up with.

I'm currently getting ready to attend our Semi-annual Scrap-a-Way. It's three days and two nights of scrapping bliss! I simply can't wait! I have one draw back at this point and it is a chest cold!!! Can you believe it! What the heck??? I'm also thinking we need to have some sort of name for our group. I must talk to our leader...

My Mother will be here tomorrow afternoon from Michigan to help watch over the little children whilst I'm away. Yes, she's a saint!

One more bit of news is the fact that after 10 years of living in this house, we're having it painted! Yeah, Baby! And, wait for it....wait for it...we're getting shutters too!!! Color me excited. It's going to be a tan house with blue shutters. I can't wait to see the transformation. I forgot to mention that Charlie has been preparing the house for painting and needed a little help with the fascia. For those of you who don't know what fascia is, it is a flat board or band used as molding. The particular piece that I was helping him install was on the garage. Long story short, I had to ascend a steep ladder. NOT FUN!!!! Needless to say, I made is safely back down to the ground. Whew!

Last, but not least, I would like to share this darling photo of my daughter, Kaila. She'll be three next month. I just can't believe it!

Thanks for taking a peek and sharing in my excitement!


Thursday, September 07, 2006

I scrapped! It was great! I took all of my stuff to camp with us this past weekend, so if I felt froggy I could create. I wasn't able to post anything, because our laptop didn't get any reception - arggghhh! I did a layout for each child. I hope they all upload.

Please? - Nick begging Papa to go early MARCH!

First Dental Visit - Blake at his first appointment. I got the idea from Angelina to actually take a camera to the visit. Thanks!

ART - Kaila using my stamping ink. I did this for a challenge at The Memory Safe. I had to use basic supplies. It's not as easy as you'd think after you're used to all of the glitz and glam. I really like how it turned out though.

There's my boy, Blake, before I took him to his very first day of Pre-K. He was so excited! He was bouncing off of the walls. He had a great time and can't wait to go again on Friday.

Before I sign off for today, I must tell everyone how extremely anxious, excited and thrilled I am to go scrapping next weekend with "The Girls." We scrap Friday, Saturday and until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. We stay at the hotel and everything. It is just awesome to be able to concentrate on using my scrapbook supplies. I just can't wait!

See ya!


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I've been tagged by Roo!

1. Which famous person would you most like to learn that you are descended from? Don't know.

2. Which famous person would you hate to learn that you are descended from? Hitler.

3. If you could be ancestor to any living famous person, who would it be and why? Don't know.

4. If you could go back in time and meet any known ancestor(s) of yours, who would it be? This I actually have an answer to. I would love to have met my Grandmother on my Father's side. I keep hearing what an amazing woman she was and would have liked to have known her.

5. Tag five others. Angelina, Terry, SpoilAmy, Angela and Elise.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Can you believe it's 12:16 a.m. and I'm actually scrapping??? It's been awhile since I've stayed up this late at home scrapping! I decided to do a scraplift challenge from TRW. I scraplifted Cindy a.k.a. RustyBucket. Hers is the dog layout and mine is obviously the girly layout ;) Cindy, if you see this, I hope you don't mind me showing how you inspired my creation. Thanks a bunch!

I'm supposed to be getting ready to go away this weekend. What am I doing? Procrastinating! Yes, I am a pro! I am looking forward to hopefully scrapping up at camp too - hee! hee!

I took a couple funny photos of Kaila and myself on Wednesday. See how much she's grown??? I can't believe how big she is. If I posted something to that affect earlier, I apologize.

Anyway, enjoy the layouts and the photos!