Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's that time again!!!!

Time for Scrap-Friendzy's 2nd Annual Sketch-a-Thon!!!!! We are SUPER excited for this was a HUGE hit last year and I know that I, personally, got a ton of pages done!!!

Not familiar with our Sketch-a-thon??? Each day, (for the ENTIRE month of January) a new sketch is posted...some from well known sketch artists around the web and some from the Sketch-Friendzy DT. You just have to complete them! We even do Card Sketches on Sundays!!!!

So come on over and join in on the fun, get inspired, and catch up on that scrapping!!!! The first sketch will be posted on January 1st!!!!! (And there's a prize involved!!!!)

Oh...there's a Bonus Challenge already posted!!! Check out the link in the first paragraph of my post!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Late again!!!

But I have a legitimate reason! I'll get to that in a minute!

WO #34 went live this morning over at scrapFIT and what a wonderful workout it is!!! Really helped me to think about what our traditions are at the holidays and how I hope that they continue. The challenge was a Story Telling Challenge and we had to chose from one of 3 topics: Your favorite holiday memory, The best holiday surprise, or a holiday tradition. Our page had to showcase some journaling. Obviously, I chose the tradition! Here's what I created:

Making cookies on Christmas Eve has really become a thing around here. Even though it is a lot of trouble and mess with 3 boys, they really enjoy making the cookies and Santa really enjoys eating them! :)

I can't remember if I mentioned this in my last post, but it's DT Call time again at scrapFIT. Our former fearless leader, Kelly, has handed her torch over to Sarah Zenger and she's looking for designers for the February 2011-July 2011 team. It's a great site to design for and I can't wait to see what Sarah has up her sleeve! Go to the blog and check it out! my legitimate reason. accident prone child...fell Monday evening and broke his arm. (BOTH bones in his was a complete break, the other a hard bend, but still a break) The hospital put him in a splint and sent us home with instructions to see an orthopedic in the next few days. Went to the ortho yesterday where (thankfully) it didn't have to be set and where Nevan got a cast up to his armpit. All was well. Till 4 am when he came and got in bed with me...and then proceeded to be sick everywhere!! ARGH!!! And I can't wash the dirty sheets because we JUST took the washer and dryer to the repairman!!! So, I lost my day today, playing nurse. I had a million and one things I needed to get done...I guess I'll add them to the million things I need to do tomorrow! And I just realized yesterday that Friday is the boy's last day of school before Christmas!!! WHAT?!?!?! Santa better get on the BALL! We don't even have our Christmas tree up yet! I don't think I've EVER waited this long! We've just been so extremely crazy busy!

Praying that the rest of my boys don't get sick and that the rest of the week is uneventful...even though they are calling for a wintry mix tonight and into tomorrow morning. If it does, this will be the 3RD TIME we've gotten snow this month!!! That NEVER happens in NC!! NEVER!!! It's been soooo cold here...I don't remember moving North! LOL!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Some Announcements!!

I'm SUPER excited to be able to announce that I made the Design Team over at Cookin' Up Creations!!!! I'm super excited to get to work for Tammy and I know it's gonna be lots of fun!

On the other side of the design team term with scrapFIT is coming to a close. What an awesome team to be a part of! Sarah Zenger has stepped in to take the site over, but I know she's got awesome stuff in store there! She's got a DT Call going are the details!

ScrapFIT Design Team Call
February – July

Submission Deadline – December 30th

ScrapFIT ( is a growing scrapbook challenge blog that will give you a real workout! We have 2 workouts (challenges) per month and they are sure to push you out of your comfort zone and inspire you to try something new! We are looking for 10 fun and creative designers (aka -FITgirls!) for our February - July term! We are also looking to fill 6 Guest Designer spots, one for each month (Feb- July). If you would like to be considered for only Guest DT spot, please note in your submission.

FITgirl Requirements:
*You must have an active blog
*You must be commit to 2 layouts per month based on our challenges
*A person who enjoys inspiring others
*Someone who is committed and turns in projects on time
*Someone with enthusiasm for ScrapFIT and their challenges and the dedication to help promote ScrapFIT through their own blog and other site they participate in.

What To Expect From ScrapFIT
*Although this is not a paying gig we can help spread the word about your scrapbooking awesomeness!
*A special FITgirl blinkie for your blog
*Your photo, name and link to your personal blog on the main ScrapFIT webpage!
*A great addition to your scrapbook resume
*All of the challenges will be giving to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them when you have the chance.
*A fun and relaxed group to work with.

To apply please send the following information to by December 30th:
Please put ScrapFIT DT Call in the subject line

1) Name
2) Address
3)Email Address
4) Link to your blog and/or online gallery
5)List of other Design Teams past and current
6)3 examples of your best work. Let us see your style!
7)Tell us why you would be a good fit for our team!
8)A little bio about your –if you are chosen this would be your introduction bio.

Winners will be announced on January 1st. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Hope you guys will consider applying for the team!!! Seriously...lots of fun!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A giveaway!!

Go check out Tabitha at Zippity-Do-Dah. She got a fab giveaway going on!!! And if you win, you can share with me!!! LOL! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday!!!

Did anyone go shopping????

I admit it!! I was one of the crazies at Walmart at midnight this morning!!! But I wasn't on the search for a cheap tv or computer...I just wanted the $20 Cricut carts!! LOL! And now that I have them, I can't decide weather I want to keep them or not! (NUTSO!!) Well, the reason I say that is, I found Sure Cuts a Lot 2 for $40 bucks this morning! Do I REALLY need those carts now??? Yeah, they're cute and all, but I'm trying to decide if I'll use them enough to justify the cost. We'll see! I did get some games for the boys too. It was fun! I just love watching all the crazies sitting in their lawn chairs down the aisles waiting in line for the big deals. That is just NUTS! I hope that if you were one of those "crazies" that you don't take offense!!! Different strokes for different folks, right??? :)

We had a nice laid back Thanksgiving. Headed to Tammy's at lunch. It was nice that that was the only place we had to go! I did go to Michaels too...they opened at 5 pm yesterday. Again...bought some paper I DIDN'T need and am considering returning it too! (buyers remorse???)

Just woke up an hour ago from a NAP! A nap!!!! Why did I take a nap that late??? I'll be up at 2 am again! Gotta teach Turbo at the Y in the morning I need my sleep so my brain will be functioning! LOL!

I hope all my cyber friends had a great Thanksgiving!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Time for a new challenge!!!

It's a fun one at scrapFIT this week!!! I think I say this a lot, but this page just may be my new favorite!!! Our challenge was all about I guess you need to visit the site to see what all that entailed! But here is my page...

All my patterned papers were from the K&Company Boy Scout papers. My fish and rod were printed from a digi kit I got from Gotta Pixel. I just printed them on CS and cut them out...I couldn't believe how perfect they were!!! I cut "fisherman" for my title using the Lyrical Letters cart for my Cricut. Then there's some other corners, brads, some embroidery floss (for my fishing line), & MM mini alphas.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Are you ready for some fun??? Welcome to scrapFIT's HIPPITY HOP BLOG HOP!!!! This Hop is unlike any others I've ever done, but OH so fun!!!

Our Hop starts at 12 am on November 12 and ends at 9 pm on the 14th (Central Time)
What's different about this hop is that there's a recipe challenge involved...but you have to visit each challenge blog in the hop to get a piece of the recipe! Isn't that cool?!?!? Once you've found all the "ingredients", create a page or a card and link your creation to each of the FIVE participating blogs for chances to win the totally awesome prizes they are offering!!! Yes people...that's 5 chances to win!!!! The hop starts at Sassy Lil' Sketches

And just in case you get lost along the's the order of the 5 participating challenge blogs...
Sassy Lil' Sketches
Crop Suey
Scrap Tiffany
Cuttlebug Spot

For an extra chance at a prize, scrapFIT is offering a prize to the lucky hopper who visits all 11 FITgirl's blogs and leaves a comment at each one!! Once you visit each FITgirl's blog you can leave a comment at scrapFIT saying you hopped around to see all the FITgirls. You can get to each FITgirl's blog by clicking on there picture down the left side of scrapFIT's blog.

So, get to hopping and I can't WAIT to see what you girls create!! I had so much fun with this's what I came up with. This is a picture of my late father-in-law in the 4th grade paired up with a picture of my oldest son in 1st's a crazy resemblance!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A cool Giveaway!!!

Look at what my friend Michelle is giving away!!! What's cooler to me is that she's in South Africa and she's allowing us U.S. residents to enter for her drawing!!! So go check her out at Homespun Scrapbooking!!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We're going blog hopping again!!!

Kelly over at scrapFIT has another fun Blog Hop set up for us!! This time, we're hopping to five challenge blogs...where you'll pick up one part of our challenge!! After you visit all the blogs, you will have an awesome recipe to use to make a layout!!! What's cool is that you will be able to upload your page to EACH challenge blog for a chance at the prizes being given away at each site!!!! The hop will start November be ready!!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's time again!!!

For a new challenge over at scrapFIT!!!! And this one will definitely get you in the mood for Halloween!!! (at least it did me!!!) This week's challenge is to use Black, Lime Green, Orange, and Purple on a layout...using solid cardstock in one of those 4 colors as your base! Easy peasy, right????

Here's what I came up with using some of the New BoBunny Whooligans and Boo Crew papers!

Please play along with us this round...once again, we've got The Little Black Dress Kit Club as our awesome sponsor!!! I'm sure they'll have something great for you up their sleeves...if you are chosen as our winner for this Workout!!! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this one!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Almost too much going on!

I know I'm 5 days late...but there's a cool new challenge up at scrapFIT!!! Go check it out!!! When I get a spare minute, I hope to work on it myself!

ScrapU was a HUGE success over at Scrap-Friendzy!!! Thanks to all who joined us! I learned some AMAZING new techniques the past month...hopefully, I'll get to incorporate them in a project soon! If your looking for some cool things to try, the ScrapU forum should stay up for a while... And to give the DT a breather...we're doing a mini version of our Sketch-a-thon this month! New sketches are posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!!! Check in tomorrow to see an original by yours truly!

Along with lots of fun scrappy stuff...we spent this past weekend VERY close to the mountains...camping. In a tent. And it was below 50* each night! LOL! It was a LOT of work, but lots of fun too! We went with Harrison's scout troop and Harrison got to go fishing and he even caught his first ever fish! He was soooo excited!

I'm mourning the loss of my desktop computer...she had ALL MY stuff on her! My Photoshop, Sure Cuts a Lot, Design Studio, Inkscape, Picasa...and 2 months worth of pics that were NOT backed up!!!! WAAAAHHHHHHH! We're still waiting to hear if the computer guy can retrieve the pics for me... So, now we're back to a one computer family and it's really sucking! LOL! I can't take the laptop upstairs now because it has to be directly hooked into the internet...router won't work without another computer! (or if it will, I don't know how to hook that up!) I was able to download the software and drivers for my printer...thank goodness! I vow to backup everytime I dump my memory card from now on!

OH, and some bright, ingenious person at the boy's school decided it would be a great idea to have the kindergarten field trip AND the 2nd grade field trip on the SAME day! Mark took off to go with Harrison but I found out today he may not be able to go because they have to do a background check on him for him to be able to go!!!! WHAT?!?!?! It's a field trip! So, if they don't get the info back before Thursday, he can't go. I guess I'll go to Mooresville for half the day and Hickory the other half...they're only about an hour apart...{roll eyes}

That's all the excitement I can think of around here...hope everyone's having a great October!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Adding to the family...again!

And NO! I'm not pregnant...THANK GOD! LOL! We just became the owners of a 4.5 month old Cane Corso pup...but she's as big as Izzy! For those that don't know, Cane Corso's are Italian Mastiffs! She's black with just a touch of brindle in her coat. She's very laid back and calm...compared to Izzy who's like a "rat on acid" to quote my husband! LOL! I've got a few pics of her, but you can't really see her coloring well with me using the flash indoors. I'll take some more pics of her tomorrow outside and post them here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Time for a new challenge!!!


Today's challenge is to go GREEN!!! We want you to recycle something to use on your page...scrappy packaging is a great thing to reuse on a page, but you can recycle anything! We also want to SEE the color Green on your page! Here's my example!

I used the packaging from the Prima Stars and the ribbon I wrapped around the stems of the stars is a teal and green stripe!

We also have an AWESOME Guest Designer this week...Say Hello to Karen B!!! Check out her amazing page on the blog!

And we are excited that Paper Trunk is our sponsor...look at this great prize they are offering!!!

So join us this week and show us what you got!!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stuff I've been working on!

Remember I told you that Scrap-Friendzy was having ScrapU this month??? Well, the first challenge by Ms. Amy was to make your own sheet music, tea stain it, and use a song title or lyrics on your page...well, here's what I came up with!

I used the song "In my Life" by the Beatles. I tea stained some watercolor paper before running it thru my printer and printing the blank sheet music. Then, I drew in the music notes! This was sooooo much fun! You can still play...this assignment isn't due until Sunday, September 5!

The 2nd challenge...posted by your's truly...was an After School Activity. My activity was Football and I challenged you to create texture on your page...taking the texture from the bumpiness of the football (and its lacing!) I showed how to create some cool texture (go check it out!) that is a little out of the box. I'm hoping we start a trend!!! :) Here's that page (one of my new FAV'S!!)

And, I got inspired by an awesome page I found on Using the scraps I pulled out for the previous page, I came up with this!

So there...some eye candy for your holiday weekend! Have a great one and stay safe!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I do believe that September is my FAVORITE month of the year!!! We start getting a few cooler days (the mornings here have been wonderful...the days, not so much!), Football starts, school's in full swing...I just LOVE it! Plus, I met my wonderful hubby in September and married him in's just a good month!

And guess what starts today?!?!?!?!

Yep! That's right!! ScrapU over at Scrap-Friendzy!!! If you saw the pre-assignments, they were GREAT! The first assignment is up and Ms. Amy did an awesome job! Can't wait to give it a try! You should check it out too! BTW...I have an fun after school assignment for you tomorrow for extra credit...just sayin'!

Also, there's a new challenge up at ScrapFIT too! And those Team Jazzercise girls rocked it this month!!! Check that out too!

Hum...anything else I need to tell you guys today??? Can't think of anything, so I'll say bye for now! Have a good day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's a MINI Workout!!!

Yep! Just a little quick something to get you going this week over at This little challenge requires you to make a Birthday Card using scraps from WO #26 or WO #27. Here's mine:

The deadline to upload is September 5th. All of the FITgirls will vote on the entries and one lucky girl will get to be the Guest Designer for the 15th of the Month workout!!! Now if you haven't done WO #26 or #27, then you need to do that one and then do the mini! So go get busy!!! Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Just a quick note to myself...

Tonight was "Meet the Teacher" night at the boy's school...I think we're gonna have a great year!!! Just hope we can get Harrison motivated and LIKING school this year!

And Nevan came home, hit his mouth on something...he never cried or anything...just comes to tell me he has a loose tooth! Well, he wouldn't leave the thing alone and ended up pulling it! So, I guess we'll get a visit from the toothfairy tonight! LOL

Thursday, August 19, 2010

And the winner is!!!!

Remember that I said I'd give away a little prize for those of you who became followers of my blog during the blog hop??? Well, I just threw the names in a basket and had a kiddo draw one out...

Big Congrats to VICKI!!!!! I'll be sending her a little sumpin' sumpin' hopefully this week!!! (Vicki...I've sent you an email!)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's the 15th...

And I am LATE for a VERY important date! Leave it to me! LOL!

There's a NEW challenge up at scrapFIT today!!!! And it's a fun one! I'm actually getting ready to hand the card I made over to it's recipient in just a few minutes!

Today's challenge is to "Dress it up"!!! Use your bling, your sparkle and your shine! Also use some black since The Little Black Dress Kit Club is our sponsor.

And here's the card I created for this workout...I printed the swirl on my computer and colored it in using watercolor pencils. Then I added black Stickles for the outlines. I embossed a piece of black cardstock using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added some clear "bling" to a few of the circles. I also added glossy accents over those Making Memories Tiny Alphas...but it's hard to see it!

Hope you guys have fun "Dressing it up" this week! Can't wait to see what you create!

PS...Our Blog Hop is still going on! You have until Midnight on Wednesday to participate for the fun prizes!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Exciting stuff!!!

You know...we ALWAYS have fun stuff going on at Scrap-Friendzy. We're not gonna let you get bored and out of scrapping on a regular basis! So you MUST join us for Scrap U!!! The School for Scrappy Girlz!!!!! (and guyz!) The semester will begin on September 1st and I promise, you're gonna learn LOTS! (and I'm pretty sure, everyone's gonna pass!!!)

There will be challenges before school starts, so go over and check it out!!!

And as soon as I can figure out WHY Blogger won't let me upload the SF image, I'll be back to post it!!! Grrrr!!!
Edit...GOT it! LOL!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

We're Hopping with Joy to celebrate scrapFIT's 1st Birthday!!!

Blog hopping that is!!!! If you just stumbled upon my blog and this is your first stop, you should really take the time to start at the beginning! Go to the ScrapFit Workout Blog to start! If you started there, then you should be coming here from Dayna's Blog.

Also, please go visit our fabulous blog hop sponsors!!! Scrapfreak and ScrapStreet. Without them,
We wouldn't be able to have 2 Grand Prize Winners!! One will get a $25 Giftcard to ScrapStreet and the other will get to choose a KIT from Scrapfreak!! Isn't that cool?!?!?!

I was really getting worried that I wouldn't be able to post this this morning! There was a wreck yesterday evening that took out a power pole! We didn't lose power here, but our internet must have been on that pole! UGH! Talk about stressing! You can imagine how happy I was when I got up and could log on!

For those who don't know me...I'm the newest member of the scrapFIT DT. Kelly emailed me last week and asked me to replace someone who had to step down. I was thrilled to be asked to join such a talented group! I really look forward to the challenges every two weeks and hope that I can grow in my creativity while hopefully inspiring you guys too!

Oh!!! About those Grand might one WIN them??? WELL...Kelly just posted an awesome challenge in honor of Scrapfit's First Birthday! (Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...I'm singing!) Here's my page for the challenge:

Your name gets thrown into the hat by
1. Doing the Recipe Challenge
2. Becoming a scrapFIT Follower
3. Completing the scavenger hunt...yep! A fun little game too...find it on the scrapFIT blog too!

I wasn't gonna do this, but changed my mind. I've got a little, small little prize to give away too...All you have to do, is become a follower of my blog and then post a comment saying you've done so! Easy Peasy!

I think I have everything here I was supposed to! Now, go visit Kelly (our fearless leader) at
her blog!!!

Have fun hopping!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Remember that exciting news???

I can tell you now!!! I've been asked to be a Designer for!!!!! I'm super excited and I just made my first page for them today! It's their 1st Birthday and we're gonna be doing a Bloghop starting the August you definitely need to stop back by!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Exciting news...

that I can't share yet! LOL! I know, it's killing you guys not knowing, but I'm waiting on an email to make sure it's set in stone! I'll let you know today, for sure! How 'bout a scrappy page I did yesterday for the LAST Camp-Friendzy Bonus Challenge at The last challenge was post by me and all you had to do was scraplift someone from Scrap-Friendzy. Sounds easy...but picking ONE to life was horrible!! LOL! So I lifted the VERY talented Amy G. Here's how my page turned out...

So, what's been going on on the homefront? Nevan had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Monday morning. He's doing pretty good...not drinking as much as I'd like him to be, but he's a stubborn 5 year old! He must have a wish to go back to the hospital to get an IV. He is eating a LOT of popsicles and icecream, so maybe he'll be okay. He's had some pain, which the doc's said at his age, it could go either way. I've been giving him the GOOD meds about 2x a day. Too bad they don't knock him out! Instead, he feels better and then he wants to run around the house...something he's not supposed to be doing! I sure am gonna be glad when he's recouperated!!!

I teach my FIRST ever TurboKick Class a week from tomorrow! I'm about 95% ready...eeekkk! I've got to get the Recovery sections down pat and I think I'll do okay...let's hope anyway! I would love to get some TurboWear, but man! It's expensive! Might try to find something else that will do. I wish my favorite pants weren't falling apart! They would be PERFECT! Too bad they are 7 years old and I'll NEVER find another pair like them...

Well, off to do the everyday mundane tasks of laundry and dishwashing! Gotta do something while I wait on that email! :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Busy, Sad month...

Since my last post...

*We traveled to my mom's in New Bern with plans of spending 4 days there. We arrived there on July 4. On July 6, Mark got a call from his sister that their step-mother had found their dad collapsed in the bathroom. We packed immediately and came home. My FIL passed away the next morning after they took him off the life support. It was such a HUGE shock! We all expected at least 15-20 more years with him! He was only 68...he had a hemmoraging stroke. Just typing that just brought the reality of it all back... In the 2 weeks and 3 days since his death, we (Mark, his sister, step-mom, and me) have been thrown into the Rose business and have had to learn ALOT in a very short amount of time! (FIL was a Professional Rose Hybridizer, grower) We've really been so busy, there isn't time to think about the holes left in our hearts.

*During that week, I was voted out of the Last Scrapper Standing Contest at Memorable Seasons. That's okay. My heart wasn't in it after the week I'd had. But you should go check out the 3 remaining contestants...they are rockin'!

*The Friday before we left for the beach, I took Nevan to the doctor to have his tonsils checked out. They are HUGE! We leave there with an appointment to see the ENT doc about having them removed. That appointment was the week after FIL's passing. And the consensus is that the tonsils AND adenoids must come out! When I get to the lady to schedule the surgery, she informs me that the stuff they call "insurance" at Mark's work will only pay $2000 on the surgery. The hospital bill alone will be in the vicinity of $9000!!! I couldn't schedule the surgery. We simply don't have that kind of money...I mean, who DOES??? So, after talking to some friends, someone suggested we apply for NC Medicaid for the boys. I figured they'd laugh us out of the office at even THINKING we'd qualify. But we DID!!! And now Nevan's surgery will be paid in full and it's scheduled for August 2.

*This past week brought 2 more deaths. The first one was my step-mother's father. He'd been battling cancer for years. And on the same day, the man who built our house passed away...also from cancer.

*In GOOD news...I will be an official YMCA employee by either Tuesday or Thursday of next week! LOL! It just depends on which day I can find a babysitter so I can go for my New Hire Orientation. I also FINALLY received my certification papers for TurboKick! Phew! I didn't think they were EVER gonna show up! And I'll be filling in for Jennifer on August 14th! Gotta get a LOT of practice in!

Then, a few days ago, the president of the Photography Club emailed us to say that a local photographer was looking for an assistant. I replied and told her I might be interested. Well, I met with the guy yesterday and will be going with him to a wedding he's shooting next Saturday!!! If this works out, this has the potential to be something MAJOR for me! I mean, right now, I'm just basically his gopher... I'll be helping set up lighting, getting different cameras/lenses when he needs them, being a go-between between him and the bride while he's doing other shots. But he's talking like eventually, I'd get to help pose the parties, possibly even become a 2nd photographer, and he's talking I could even do some editing for him, up to a point and then he'd do the finishing touches! I've got my fingers and toes crossed that this works out!!! Because he pays REALLY WELL!

*This evening our Photog Club is participating in the 3rd Annual Scott Kelby Photowalk. It's gonna be miserable hot, but I'm still excited about doing it!

I'll quit boring you now! I'd add some pics of some recent scrappy goodness, but I'm on the laptop and don't have the pics on this one! I promise some soon!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Last Scrapper Standing...

OMGoodness! Last year, Memorable Seasons had this awesome Last Scrapper Standing Contest where I came in 2nd place. Well, they are having it again this year!!! I just completed my 2nd page for the contest and it is my ALL TIME favorite page EVER! You know I don't get to do "girly" often, but when I get half a chance, I'm all over it! This week's challenge was to use a black background and use at least 2 handmade flowers. Well, here's what I came up with...

My flowers are a combo of Donna Salazar's signature flower and some I found on My Creative Scrapbook by Gabrielle Pollasco.

Here's a closeup!

I just had to share with you guys! Now...go over to Memorable Seasons and check out the other cool entries!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Got something FUN coming up for my scrappy peeps!!!

"Camp Friendzy: Where all the Scrappy Girlz go!"
Join us at Scrap Friendzy for a fun and challenging scrappy Summer!! You will have opportunities to earn merit badges (and chances to win) with every challenge you complete. You may also be crowned "Camp-Friendzy Camper of the Summer 2010" by the votes of your fellow campers and camp couselors. Register now to attend the scrappy camp where everyone will want to be this summer. The first challenge/ contest will be posted on Monday, June 7th.
More Camp details can be found in the Camp-Friendzy section of the forum at
Join us for the big Camp Kick-Off celebration beginning this Friday, June 4th!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Planning, Parenting, and Preparations...

Planning...Just wanted to let you guys know that the DT girlz over at have got something really FUN up our sleeves for this summer! You might just wanna clear your calendars so you can play along...just sayin'!!!! More details to come in the next few weeks!!! :)

Parenting...Got a sick one home from school today. Nevan was running a fever last night, but hasn't complained about his ears, throat, anything! No fever this morning, so we'll see if we need to make a trip to the doctor. Pierson's up to his usual I-don't-wanna-poop self...currently listening to him say ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow....just go to the bathroom, would ya???? The Miralax should kick in soon! :) Still playing chauffeur for soccer practices and games, scouts, all that stuff. Will be soooo glad when soccer season is over...what was I thinking???? Oh, and end of school stuff!!! GEEZ! Harrison's got a class play on the 28th, a field trip on June 4th, and field day somewhere in there! Nevan had his preschool graduation program Tuesday night...still has his class picnic...that's the 28th or 29th, I think. I can't keep up!!! LOL!

Preparation...Went last Thursday night for my first class to get me to teaching Group Fitness! Next Tuesday and Thursday, I've got CPR classes. June 5th, I have an all day training which gets me my actual Group Fitness Cert. And I found out 2 days ago, that there's a TurboKick training/cert session on June 12th!!! May as well get it over with, huh??? Then the Y is sponsoring an Expo type thing the weekend of the 19th! Don't know if I'm gonna do that one or not... Can you say CRAZY?!?!?!?!?

Monday, May 10, 2010

WOW! It's been a while!

I should've posted last week to tell you guys about the fabulous "Twist and Sketch" crop we were having over at But I didn't get here. It's been crazy busy since soccer season started. The boys are on separate teams this that means 2 practices a week plus 2 games on Saturdays. Add in Scouts, Speech Therapy, Workouts for me, Weight Watchers meetings and a couple of Photography Club outings...PHEW! And this Thursday, I take my first class to get me certified to teach Group Fitness!!! Can't believe I'm taking this step! Saturday, I'm going to an all day crop...YAY! The following Saturday, some of us Y girls are having a Girls Night Out...It's gonna be soooo fun! So anyway...I've been B-U-S-Y!

Go on over to and check out this month's challenge! I think you'll like it!

A friend of mine over at posted about a Cricut Blog Hop! So, I decided to check it out and there looks to be some really nice give-aways...thought I'd share with ya! ('s gets me entered into the drawings more times! ;) ) So, Fantabulous Cricut Blog is hosting this Blog "crawl"...find 'em HERE:

And the first stop is the wonderful Cokie Pop Paper Boutique...she's giving away a Cartridge!!!

So, get in on this blog crawl!!! I can't wait to see what the other blogs have to offer!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tamron Lens give away!!

Okay...hurry! Go to and leave a comment! Your name will be thrown into the proverbial "hat" for the chance to win a Tamron Lens for Your SLR: 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC. SWEET, HUH??? Of course, if you don't have an SLR, you could just enter anyway and then give the lens to me! :) (I have a Canon Rebel XTi...just in case!!) I know y'all love me!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby!!!

Today my baby is 3 years old!!! I can't believe it! What's funny is that Similac must have me on record for being pregnant every couple of years because they've started sending my samples and coupons again! Ha! Ha! And I never used any of that stuff with the last 2!!! Crazy people!

Yesterday was Easter and it was BEAUTIFUL day! We went to church and then went to daddy's for dinner. The kid's rode bikes, hunted Easter Eggs that were filled with money, and had outdoor fun in general. Seems like it's been so long since it was nice on Easter!

It's a new month...which means a new challenge at I was crazy busy and didn't get a page made for the challenge, but I'm hoping I can get one to her this week. Go check it out! starts a new month of challenges and fun at!!! It's almost like a crop all month long over there! I love it! The challenges always get me thinking and I've created lots more than I ever did before by using them! Go over and get your list started to earn your Friendz Pointz this month!

Just a little brag here...I started Weight Watchers on March 4. I've already lost 9 lbs!!! I'm soooo happy that my pants are fitting looser! Don't know that I'll have lost this week with all the Easter and Birthday celebration that went on, but we will trudge on!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is coming! I feel it!

Well, yesterday was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day! I don't know what the high temp ended up being, but I know they were calling for 73*! Nevan was excited because I FINALLY called his little girlfriend's mom to set up a playdate. We decided to meet after school at the playground, just because that is easy! Breleigh is a beautiful little girl and she is just CRAZY about Nevan! LOL! They are something else! You should've heard the two of them when it was time to leave, coming up with all kinds of reasons why one or the other of them needed to come to the others house NOW. LOL! We live so close it's not like it'll be hard to get them together! While we were there, P's little girlfriend from MMO showed up! They were a funny little pair too!

I should be cleaning right now, but I'm always such a procrastinator! I've got two girls coming over tomorrow evening for a "Cricut" party! We're just gonna have a good time, scrapping or whatever and we'll get the chance to use a cart we might not have. I did get the basement vacuumed, but I'm seriously considering getting after it with a mop too...We're not even gonna talk about what upstairs looks like!

And my P is less than one month away from being 3 years old!!! OMG! And let me tell ya...he's already working on that 3 year old attitude! UGH! I always said 3 was worse than 2!!! I have no idea what to do for his party...especially since that will be Easter weekend too! I may just invite family and leave it at that.

I started Weight Watchers last Thursday. Tomorrow will be my first official weigh-in. I hope I've lost something! I've been really good and the only "sugar" I've had was in the Baked Oatmeal I made over the weekend. I've been eating fruits instead of the sugary stuff. One good thing that has already happened with ME being on WW is, the boys are eating more fruit! I bought some big bags of frozen mixed fruit at Sam's and we've almost eaten the whole bag! If I leave it frozen, they think they've got popsicles! Speaking of...I think I'm gonna go get some blueberries!

Did I tell you Izzy broke her leg??? On Valentine's Day?? Yep! Sure did!!! We're still not real sure how she did it other than she fell wierd off the bed when Mark was playing with her. She's already out of the splint and acts like nothing happened! She'll go back to the vet in a week and a half and will probably be given the okay to go full steam ahead! Thank goodness she is young and still growing, or that break would've meant surgery!!!

Well, better go reload the dishwasher before time to pick H up from school!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Can you believe it?!?!?! We are getting our 3rd snow for this winter season!!! This has to be the most wintery winter we've had in YEARS!!! It started about 4:15 and hasn't let up. We've got a couple of inches now... At least it'll get the boys out of the house tomorrow! :)

I'm hoping to get down to my scrap room after the boys go to bed. I want to participate in the weekend crop at!! I signed up for a scraplift challenge where we get paired up with another person...but they won't know who is lifting them until the end...kind of like a "secret admirer". I wanted to add some newer stuff to my SLIDE thingy so my "admirer" would have something to choose from...but I'm really on the wrong computer for that. Maybe she'll be able to find something! LOL! Normally, we'd have just picked from our gallery at SD4U, but the gallery isn't playing nice and won't let some of us upload...gotta love technology sometimes! :)

Somebody remind me to NOT buy cookies!!! That's all my boys wanna eat...along with the Valentine's candy they brought home from school today. UGH! Speaking of Valentine's...I'll have to upload the pic of the Valentines the boys took to school. They turned out really cute!!! I can't take credit for the idea of them...gotta thank the Family Fun website for that, but they were fun to make!

Well, let's go tackle bedtime! Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roses are Red Crop...

Head on over to this weekend and join in the "Roses are Red" Crop!!! Looks like there are gonna be lots of fun challenges...and they are already posting pre-crop challenges to get you a head start on tickets for the drawing at the end! I'm gonna be join me!!!

I posted my first challenge as a DT member over at on Monday. Go check it out and be inspired! Would love to see you create a page for this! It was a lot of fun!

And, man! Am I late on this one! The February challenge should be up at Go check it out too!!!!!

There's a lot going on to keep me and YOU busy and inspired!!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Taxes...yuck. A pretty kit...YUM!

The past 2 years, I've prepared our taxes using TurboTax. Everything was relatively simple, so I felt confident I wouldn't mess them up. But this year, with all the unemployment, job changes, and Mark working in another state, I thought I needed a professional. The lady who used to do ours sold out to Jackson Hewitt and the rates were outrageous! So a friend had suggested someone to me. So, I went this morning. I was gonna drop them off, but then we'd be at the mercy of "we'll get to them as we can"...meaning it could be months before we see our prepared return! So, I look around the waiting room at about 4 other patrons...waiting.... I signed my name to the bottom of the list and decided to wait along with them. Well, the waiting room was FREEZING cold! I read an entire Redbook magazine while my teeth were chattering. 2.5 hours later, I was still in the waiting room!!! These people don't realize I only have 3 hours, 2 mornings a week that I don't have kids!!! Wasting those hours REALLY makes me mad! So I left because I had to pick up kids. Then I decided I'd just do them myself again. So, I spent the time between when we got home and time to pick up H from school, filing our taxes. But they are DONE! AND we're getting a refund! I was worried with us having to withdraw some of Mark's 401k. So glad that's over with for another year!

Go check out this month's kit from Scrap-Friendzy at!!! Isn't it beee-u-ti-ful?!?!?! You want know you do! That's why you should run over and place your order before they get gone! Supplies are limited...HURRY!!!! :) You'll thank me for it!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ooh!!! I hope this is a sign of how this year's gonna go!

Yesterday, Mark got a phone call. It was Tier One Solutions...the staffing agency for the BMW plant. They asked him to come back to work! And it's a permanent job!!!! It's still a lot less money than we are used to having, but Mark can still look for something else that's more money and closer to home. He goes in TONIGHT!!!!

AND!!!!! Just the icing on the cake!! I got accepted as a Design Team member at!!! I'm SUPER excited!!!

The boys are on Day 2 of snow days...we got about 7 inches of snow last Friday night and some side roads still aren't that clear. I PRAY they go to school tomorrow or I might have to start drinking!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Time to update...

The BLOG that is! I was just looking at my Slide and man! Does it need an update or what??? I'll try to work on that later! And I need to change my background...something wintry....

Today has been a lazy, scrappy kind of day! I'm participating in the Sketch-a-thon over at and have completed 2 pages and 4 cards!!! I've got a 3rd page about half done...I should finish it tonight! I'm soooo glad the holidays are over and that challenges and online crops are starting up again!!!

I've also been stalking the website over at . I applied for their DT call and they are supposed to announce it today. You think they'll send an email first???

Well, let me go finish up dinner...I'm starving!!!!