Sunday, March 29, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Okay, so it's been bee like what, two weeks since I've last updated? Hmph, and I thought I was getting better! Well anywho, these last two weeks have been go go go! I have managed to squeeze in a couple of projects though, which are featured as well, on our blog " if the shoe fits scrap it". Heehee.
This first project was a project hosted by Lesley. I had to make a card that had at least been embossed twice, so I tried something a little out of my element, I used coasters, embroidery thread, embossed with my cuddle bug and heat embossed using a stamp. I used the thread to hold the two pieces together and covered the thread with flowers. Here is what I came up with.

I am going to add more to this, hopefully this week such as distressing. I believe besides sewing, distressing has got to be one of my most favorite techniques. So when I finish, I will be sure to upload a pic of how it turned out.

Now, for a little non scrap talk; the Ipod touch has got to be one of the coolest MP3 players out there! I have just upgraded from my Zune(microsoft) and spoiled myself with this all in one gadget. I recommend that if you decide to get one, DO NOT get the 8GB, spluge a little and pay a little extra for a 16GB. This little gadget is really cool and lets you hook up wi-fi to the internet, check email, play games, keep notes, phone numbers, calendar, and thats just the tip of the iceberg! I am telling you, normally I would say"GOOGLE IT" no this time "YOU TUBE IT"! No unfortunately I am not being paid for this little ad, darn it!

New future experiments, endeavors; I will be working with grunge board (finally), Tim Holtzs Masks, Sizzix embossing folders, CTMH "Bunny Love" stamps, Distress crackle paint, also from Tim.

Note: Glimmer mist + Grunge Board = Fabulosity!

All right I just got home from a trip I originaly was not supposed to go on, (North Carolina), so I am going to bed, so I can have a fine Navy day in morning, LOL!!!


Monday, March 16, 2009

It's been a long week! Whew, here's another one.

So this week has been so freakin hectic, I tell ya! Too much to even really talk about, l0l, so I will not bore you with too many details. Just know that the military life and the scrapbooking life are two different animals that mix like oil and water!

~Side Note~ My Pics are starting to cut off for some crazy reason, more than likely it's called "Operator Error" if you know how I can fix it, please, please help me!

It seems as if I just do not have enough time in the day to do what I want and need to do. I have help (mom & mil), but still, that does not totally get me off being a parent to my children and tending to their needs. But, they are a great help!

Next Topic~ So, I have been talking about this blog "" and speaking of, I am hosting a new ATC challenge just for St. patty's day! So what if you aren't Irish, this will really fun for to try if you have not already and have not gotten totally addicted. ATC's, what can I say, they are unique and so your own style and the only rule is that the card be between 2 1/2 and 3 and 1/2 inches. Voila, that's it! So come over and check out this challenge, and guess what it puts you in a drawing for a prize at the end of the month!

Next Topic~ So as promised I said I would try and post pics from my Orlando trip, so here are a few ~

This is Nya on the balcony. Don't really remember what she was looking at though.

It's very rare to get Morgan to take a non silly pose, so he was my little angel here.

A really cool trident at Islands of adventure!

Next Topic ~ My card! So this is another challenge I am hosting on "if the shoe fits...Scrap it" ! It is a friendship card. The challenge is to have the word Friend or Friendship and also have the color yellow in it, since yellow is the color for friendship. You can still get in on this challenge until Wednesday, March 18 th. Here was my take on it.
Next Topic ~ So don't forget to come back later this week for more of my projects, which you can also catch on the blog, lol, and thanks for looking! Mwah!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another day in the life of moi!

So I get a fab award from my friend Lesley yesterday. Talk about too excited! It's my first so I could not help it. Pretty cool huh? Here it is.
Next Topic~ My mom is here! Yay me! I love my mom with my heart and soul, and knows she feels the same about me. So it's pretty cool for her close up her home to come live with us for about a year. We can all keep each other company no matter how crazy we may drive each other, lol. She has already started on a war path, but, in a good way. Today, she covered up the evidence of mydaughters first wall art! Go mom! Oh don't even let me get started on my room! I felt like I was living in her house. But my mom is reat, she keeps me focus and clutter free (which is our next project).
Next Topic~ So I went on Vacation a few weeks back, so my goal is to show at least one pic from the vacation in every post. Enjoy ~ Leave a comment if ya don't mind, I'd love to hear what you think.

Next Topic~ I love my Kids, know matter how bad they pluck that last nerve (especially when I am trying to scrap, lol! I guess thats the best time for them.
Next Topic~ So I am on a mission to lose weight, I am sooo winning so far, thats all I am saying for now. Will definitely keep my progress posted!

Next topic~ So there is great new blog (So I hear) lol, called "If the shoe fits...scrap it I think you should check it out!

Next topic~ I mean it!
Next Topic~ So, did I mention that the blog was started by four friends of mine and myself? Well, Kristy had a challenge this past Monday. It was a sketch challenge and I had sooo much fun with it! This was my take on it.
Next Topic~ There is a Wenesday card challenge that I am hosting now!!! Come check it out, we would love to see you there.
Next Topic~ Going to bed now, because I do need to work in less than 4 hours!! Goodnight


Monday, March 09, 2009

I'm baaaaaack!

What a couple of months this has been! So much has happened since I last wrote. For one I went on a Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios vacation with my kids, my aunt and my cousin. What a time we had! I have too many pictures to count, lol, so better believe they will end up here, hehehe.

Lets see... hmmm... Myself and some friends of mine have started a new blog called, "If the shoe fits...Scrap it"! It's a challenge blog, and a way for us to show off a few of our talents with the world. So come on over and check us out, lets us know what you think. There are also monthly prizes! Nice right?

The pic that is above in my banner is of my daughter Nya, taken at Hollywood Studios at Disney World. I just love, love the picture. Stay tuned for some cool editing effects to it.

If you would like to see more work from me, check out :

This is a card that I did today for my friend Tracey, her challenge on our blog was to use the colors orange and lime green. Okay, can I say that was seriously challenging for me? But, I managed to pull through, and this is what I came up with.

Here are a few I also a few more pics from the challenges from our blog. So come check us out, tell your friends about us!

This challenge was to alter a notebook. I had a time with this as well, trying to think of something anyway, lol! Well.. this is what I came up with.
This is an ATC Card Challenge that was given by Kristy on our blog, she held this challenge in our group, a prize is being given for this.

This was my challenge, which was to be a LO about shoes, weather they were your or someone else's. These are my daughter's boots, she loves them sooo much.