Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ever have one of those days?

Oh man!! I had one of those days the other day when I had No inspiration to scrap!! unfortunately, i had a sketch LO due pronto!! So, i did it... and now I'm So embarassed by it!! It's just SO not me... and really looks very amature! i am going to have to redo it because i just can't handle having that one up with my name on it!!

And then this morning... I decided to scrap, and in 1 1/2 hr i whip out this LO that I just LOVE!!! It's for the "So you think you can scrap" contest Round 2 at We had to use 4 photo's, at least 3 PP, rubons and ribbon in a unique way! I'm so pleased with it!!

So, I'm going to try and wip out another LO to replace the horrible one I passed in! Don't ask me where... cause i'll never tell! ;)


Monday, February 18, 2008

Feb designs for Paws

Here are my designs i did for Paws on Scrapbooking for Feb! We had a fun MME valentine collection to work with! Along with lots of little goodies and a canvas! I had so much fun! TFL!

Happy Birthday Baby!

I just can't believe that my baby boy turned one yesterday!! Where did this last year go to!! It's all a blur... Seems like just yesterday I found out I was prego!!

but here we are... we made it thru the first year! WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! For those who don't know, this pregnancy was unexpected and a bit unplanned. I had my hands full with DS at that time and he was a rough kid! Love him dearly, but had No idea how I would handel another one! Took me 8 months of the pregnancy to finally come to grips with it! And i did! DS #2 has been nothing but an unexpected blessing! he is so precious, easygoing and has helped to grow DS #1 up so much!
So even though it was not as I would have planned it, i wouldn't have it any other way!!

So, We had church in the morning, then Dh and the boys had their naps. DD and I cleaned and cooked and decorated for the "Party"! The inlaws as well as DH's cousin came over for supper... Lasagnia, garlic cheese bread, ceaser salad and icecream cake for dessert! Camden was so tired, but did very well!! He was up much later than his ueual bed time... He totally enjoyed his supper, LOVED playing in the icecream cake and had a blast with his new chair toy that His Daddy and I got him! :) Watching him with the cake and looking at the candel was sweet! He wanted to touch it SO bad! So, we let him dig his fingers in adn have a lick! How can we not!?!

Not the most exciting of days... but kind of an emotional one for me! Not that I had a lot of time to think about it... but it's just amazing how fast time goes by... Before i know it'... it'll be time for their graduation!! EEK!
Happy Birthday Sweet Thing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

About me blog challenge!

Ok, just for something different... here's a challenge! Answer these 10 questions about yourself and let me know you did! Post the ?'s and your answers on your blog! This is just for fun! It's a great way to get to know each other!!

1. What color is your favorite to wear?
Mine is black for sure! So slimming! LOL!

2. What is the title of your favorite LO at this moment?
Flowers for you Mommy!

3. Do you take self portraits?
Yep... it's the only way I like to get my pic taken! LOL1 No audience!

4. How many DT's are you on? What are they?
At this moment I'm on 4.... 2 of which are ending soon... hopefully to be renewed! :) (3 month Guest DT position) (term ending March 31) (Kit only every 4 months and MG just starting) (No message board)

5. Do you subscribe to any monthly kits? Which ones? Happy or not?
i do not at this moment, but did... i got the Bad Girls Kit... it was SO cool! Very different stuff for me, but I am having a blast with the goodies! I just did a 3 month sub... as it is costly to ship to Canada... but they are very unique kits!

6. If you could design for any company, who would it be?
Tough to choose... but I'd say Fancy Pants, MME or Basic Grey.

7. What one thing coming out in CHA are you dying to get?
I can't wait for some new Maya Road... Chatterbox is looking good too!!! TO MUCH GREAT STUFF!!!!

8. Do you submit to magazines often? Which one do you have the best luck with? The worst?
I do submit... not regularly though. I have good luck with Scrapbooking memories... the ausie mag. Worst luck with Scrapbook trends! Too big of a mag I guess!!

9. Do you have a scrap resume? Do you like it?
I have one at scrap submit... I would like to get a new one now that I have more to put on one! LOL! It's found here... My Resume

10. How often do you blog?
I'm not an everyday blogger! I like to blog when there's something new or exciting in my scrappy world! idon't blog the every day things, but more the scrappy moments! LOL!

Thanks for playing!! hope to see lots of you passing on the ?'s and seeing your answers!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Crop projects

I had SO much fun at the crop this past weekend!!! The food was fantastic. The friends were plentiful... met lots of new ones and hung out with some not so new ones! And the products... SO much awesome stuff!! I got 4 LO's done... all of which I'm very happy with! So, here they are... well, 2 of them anyway! The other 2 were DT stuff I can't show until the end of the week! :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Special moments

It's funny, but after a rough day of me being cranky... We just had some special moments.
I love when bedtime is not rushed and we have time to snuggle and just hang out! Tonight was one of those nights! Even though it was getting late, and I hate to keep them up, I knew they had all napped and that since I'd been away overnight last night, the time together would do us all good!
So, DD, DS#1 and I all curled up on DS's bed and read a story. We hung out there for a bit. Then DD said "I wish we could snuggle in MY bed sometime! So, her and I went off to HER bed for a few minutes! Well, DS wouldn't let THAT opportunity go by without joining in! So, in he piles as well!! So, the three of us hang out there for a few minutes and i sang to them.
I sing a song that's called Jasmine... well, once I finished, Sammy had to have me sing a song to him!! but instead of using the word beautiful in it, he wanted it replaced with HANDSOME! LOL!!! Too cute for 2 1/2 yrs!
Then we progressed to wing over the rainbow! With them joining in of course! It was SO funny, as ds has No sence of tone yet! LOL! I can't believe we didn't wake the baby! hehehe!!
It's these special moments that make motherhood so rewarding. Even though I was tired and short on patience today, there was no hard feelings on their part! They were ready to take me in with open arms. We can learn so much from them...

I just had to share... I adore these children and don't thank God nearly enough for the blessing that they are!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Ok, it's pretty bad that a girl can go from being totally pumped for winning a LO contest one day, to being totally bummed the next! Talk about a roller coaster! Anyway, I gotta vent!

I wanna get published again!!! I know, who doesn't? But I get so discouraged when i see the calls and toots for a call that I applied for and didn't get... again! I don't submit all that much, but when I do and don't get the call, it's discouraging! I knw there is a ton of talent out there, and that they get a ton of entries for every call! But I guess i just want to be one of those emails they open up and go WOW!! Maybe someday!
It's not like I haven't been in the mags, cause I have! I really have nothing to complain about, and yet... here I am!!
Alright.. I'm done feeling sorry for myself! Off to submit some more!! I can't give up, right!! ;)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Jan Paws LO's

Here are the 2 LO's I did for Paws on Scrapbooking for Jan! The Prima Paintable was a REAL challenge, but in the end I'm very happy with the results!! Thanks PAWS for another great kit!!

Feb Just Cre8 designs

The Jc8 kits are SO jam packed with a TON of amazing goodies! The stamps are amazing and Sue does a FAB job designing them!! Everything coordinates SO well and there is enough stuff to make many more LO's or projects!!! Gotta LOVE them!
Here are the Feb goodies I made! I'm stull trying to figure out why my LO donw using the digi frame is so fuzzy... I added the frame after the LO was loaded, so it looks out of sorts.. but I'm working on it!

Feb Creations for Scrapbook Sussies

Here are my creations using the Feb kit from I had so much fun with it!! The paper lines were Paper Loft and SweetWater!! So much fun!!

Long Overdue!

I hang my head in shame... so much for my resolution to blog more!!! Tsk Tsk!! I have good reason though.... DS's crib is right next to the computer, and he's a light sleeper, so the time i have to update, he's napping! Good enough excuse? LOL! He has taken to napping in the kids room though, so now I will blog!
Hmmm... what's new? It's been a busy year so far! I'm on 4 Design teams at this moment! Busy, but oh so fun!! My 3 month Guest term with Just Cre8 is up the end of Feb... but they have a DT call out there right now, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I SO want this spot!!
Also, my 6 month term is up with Paws on Scrapbooking on March 31st. So things may quiet down some... but I'm really hoping not! :)
Paper Jam Studio has changed and we get a kit every 4 months... which is ok with me right now! But the more the merrier for sure!
Scrapbook Sussies is doing fabulously! Unfortunately Lara had a tragic family loss... her brother was traveling with his children from Nebraska to Colorado and was in an accident! his 14 yr old son and 4 yr old daughter were killed. My heart breaks for them!!! ((HUGS)) to you Lara!

I got some fun news yesterday! I won a LO contest at the Itty Bitty Scrap Shack!! Yippie!! Winning is always fun!! Thanks Tiffany! They also are running a "So You THink You Can Scrap" contest and I entered! It is a 6 week thing and should be lots of fun!!

I'm psyched for the weekend!! Paws is having a weekend crop and I'm going!! Yippie! I think I'm overnighting at Tracey's (Thanks girl) and scrapping lots! Can't wait!! I SO need this time to scrap! With being on all the DT's I have a TON of my own scrappy stuff not getting used, and I SO wanna use it!

So, I think that's all my news... oh nope, I have 2 more LO's requested by Scrapbooking Memories for their Button gallery! YAY!!

So, without further Adu... I will now post some of the recent Lo's!