Friday, May 28, 2010


Notice anything new around here???  Do you like???  Just thought I'd play a bit with my blog template & this is what I came up with...

Here's to wishing you all a fab-U-lous holiday weekend!  Keep our soldiers in your thoughts & prayers!  I {might} post again this weekend...or I {might} not!  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hello out there to my blog's been a while, huh? I have read several blogs recently that indicate I am not alone in this "crazy, busy, hectic" life that we all lead! I really don't have anything scrappy to share @ the moment...several things in the works though!

So excited for school to be OVER on Friday! My boys are just stressed & they have had it with school...can't really blame them! But they don't get much of a break during the summer's just different a good way!

I'm counting down the days to a getaway planned for me & hubby during the month of June :o) I have been to Vegas 4 times on ALL GIRL trips, but hubby has NEVER been. I have promised to take him...well, we finally got the trip booked! We will be celebrating 20 years of wedded bliss...should be tons of fun! Hope to take in a couple of shows too...just gotta decide which ones! There are so many great ones! I think hubby would really enjoy the Blue Man Group and I could easily see the "O" show again...but it is so PRICEY!

Well, that is about it for now...I have taken up reading again & am in the middle of another Nicholas Sparks book "The Rescue"...I love his writing!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

the REASONS why...

Hi everyone! Hope this finds you all enjoying your day! Especially those of you that are MOMS! It is one of the hardest, but most fulfilling jobs on the planet...I love being a MOM to my sons...I gotta give them credit though...they make the job so EASY! Love you guys!

I have a fun layout to share with you today - I created this layout last weekend for National Scrapbook Day, & then just never had time to get it posted to my blog :o( I was just excited to actually have time to do some scrapping!

I played along with and entered the All Day Challenge and also did many of their hourly challenges...I didn't win anything, but I did it more for the fun of it anyway! The All Day Challenge was to create a layout that answered this question: WHY DO I SCRAP?

So, I grabbed the spring school photos of my sons & got busy! I created this 8 1/2 x 11 layout (have you all tried this size? I have all along been a die hard 12 x 12 scrapper, but really enjoy MIXING THINGS UP with the smaller size too!!!):

the REASONS why

& here's a close up of my journaling:

I can't get enough of the Jenni Bowlin Die Cut Circle Label Mini Papers...they are so fun! AND the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alpha! LOVE both of these scrappy products!

Not only did I use some brand spankin' new product on this layout, but I also dug into my stash for some older stuff too...LOVE it when that works out! It feels good!

Supplies: White cardstock-Georgia Pacific (bought in bulk @ Walmart), PP-Daisy Bucket Designs-Playlist-Fast Forward & Shuffle (had these in my stash for quite a while...feels so good to use up older supplies!!!), Jenni Bowlin Die Cut Circle Lable Mini Papers, Cosmo Cricket-Tiny Type alpha in green, Making Memories-Mini Shimmer Alpha in Metro Black, Stampin' Up-Mini Deco brads & Black ink, Date stamp, Machine Stitching

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A little Moxie Fab & PageMaps Challenge fun :o)

Hope the weekend is treating all of you just right...& Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms out there!

So how many of you have heard about Moxie Fab World? Am I seriously the last scrapper on the planet that finally got connected? What a fun & inspiration-filled website! & they give STUFF away all the time - gotta LOVE that! So, I couldn't wait to play along...

Their Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge is going on now thru May 10th ... so you still have time! All you have to do is create a project that incorporates a chair of some sort in an innovative way...& then link it back to their site. Easy Peasy, huh!?!

So I grabbed the PageMaps Blog Card sketch for the American Crafts Letterbox challenge and got busy! Here's the PageMaps Cards sketch & fab prize up for grabs over @ the PageMaps Blog:

And here's the card I came up with: RELAX

I am tickled with how this turned out! & I tried a little something new...I printed the image from Microsoft Office Publisher clip art & then used Stampin' Up Pastel chalks with a Blender Pen to color in the image...looks just like a stamp! Too cute!

I picked up these Letter brads by The Paper Studio on clearance @ Hobby Lobby some time fun are they!?!

So, that's it! 2 challenges in one project! LOVE it when that happens :o)


PageMaps card sketch, The Paper Studio-White card base, Letter brads, foam adhesive, PP-Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 paperpad, Creative Memories-square punch, Stampin' Up-Pastels chalk & blender pen, Fiber-unknown, Scrapbook Adhesives-EZ Dots Repositionable, Machine stitching, Microsoft Office Clipart

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 2010 Sketch Challenge @ Scrapjazz

Hi blog visitors! Whew! It's been a while, huh? Well, that "Week in the Life" project really got me excited about the everyday around here & I loved taking all those pictures! Now, to get the album completed :o) I've got a decent start...but a ways to go yet! I promise, I will share when it is done!

Just wanted to link you up to my most recent Scrapjazz article: May 2010 Sketch Challenge

Here's the sketch (my 1st EVER!!!):

& here's my layout inspired by the sketch:

I used some yummy Making Memories products on this layout...LOVE these photos from our San Diego trip in 2008!

If you play along, I'd love to see what you create! Link me up, ok???

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!