Sunday, December 2, 2007
This month I designed for My Kits & Pieces using this super pretty Cosmo Cricket paper and Hambly overlays. I've never used Hambly before and I'll admit I was a little scared of it. I think It turned out nicely once I got over my fear of cutting it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
I was tagged by:
1. I am SCARED of tiny dogs! Seriously!
2. I would rather stay up all night and sleep all day!
3. I changed my major in college 5 times (accounting, business, criminal justice (don't laugh I was gonna be a lawyer!), art education, elementary education).
4. Being a SAHM is actually tougher than teaching 6th graders (somedays).
5. I dip my french fries in mayo.
6. I make messes and piles EVERYWHERE!
7. The TV has to be on all day whether anyone is watching it or not!
There! Now you know I'm a freak! LOL!
I've been working on my layouts for the October Kit from Serendipity Kits. The American Crafts paper is awesome! Love the colors and they matched (totally unplanned!) the pics I took of Drew wearing that super cute black & white outfit from Jenn. If you haven't already ordered this kit RUN to the site and pick one up! I think there are just a few left!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Can't decide if I like this card or not. LOL!
And here's Drew and one of her many blankets. She loves the silky side and rubs it between her thumb and index finger. Sometimes when she falls asleep her little fingers are still rubbing together even if the blanket's not there. So sweet!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Here are the things I've made with it so far.
Here's a couple I did for challenges at Bliss. The first one was a challenge to do a 6" x 12" layout and the second was a 3 product challenge: felt, chipboard, & buttons.
I got my first kit from Serendipity yesterday. I love those papers too and have already started working on my pages--using pics I took yesterday!
I just love her reflection in the last one!
PS--I got my ring back from Zale's last night! It's PERFECT! Now WHY couldn't they have done that the first time?
Saturday, October 13, 2007
She SPIT on me!!!!!!!!!!!!
I kid you not! My 15 month old actually spit on my face! Gee thanks! Apparently that was her way of saying "Get a grip Mom!" Crazy baby!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
This week I want to challenge you to use notebook paper in your layouts. You can cut the fringies off if you want but I prefer mine to look like it just came out of a notebook. Here's an example layout that I did awhile back (part of my DT try-outs actually). I used it for my journaling but you can mat a picture with it or even just use it as a design element on your page.
You have until Sunday,October 7 at midnight cst to post your pages. Every page you do will get your name entered into a drawing for a small prize. Be sure to post a link here. And please create something new for the challenge this week.
As always EVERYONE is invited to play along! That includes owners, DT members, members, dogs or cats that may decide to be scrappy, EVERYONE! I can't wait to see what you make!
Monday, September 24, 2007
PS--Just got off the phone with the local Zales store manager and he is overnighting my ring to Florida and has been speaking with the manager and the jeweler there. He ASSURES me that my ring will be perfect when I receive it back in a few weeks. We shall see. :)
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Remember that BEAUTIFUL new ring I posted about? Yeah it's on its way back to Florida as I type. I was so excited that it finally got here when I posted before that I failed to mention the many flaws it had. The center stone was set crooked, set with yellow gold (on a white gold ring!), and the stone was loose! It actually JINGLED when I typed!!!!! Plus when they set the stone they added to the diameter of the band so it no longer fit my finger. Anyhow--rather than send it back to Florida we took it to the Zales here. We have the Lifetime Protection Plan that is (supposed to be) good at any Zales store. We took it 2 weeks ago. They were appalled at the way the stone was set. They couldn't believe and were embarrassed that a Zales store would send out a piece of jewelry in that condition. They assured us that it would be fixed and look perfect from ALL angles and not fly off my hand if I waved.
Fast forward to today. We went in to pick it up. The stone did not jingle--that's good. The ring fit my finger perfectly--excellent. Turn it to the side--OMG! It looked the same--if not worse! It was still set with yellow gold and still crooked...plus in their attempt to fix it they removed some of the detail from the sides. I seriously almost started crying! Especially when the lady informed us that it was not their mistake to begin with and then she told us that they were not going to fix it. That it would have to be sent back to the store in Florida. She also kept talking about the fact that it came from a "Zales Outlet" store like it was made out of glass and aluminum foil. That really ticked me off! Especially with the fact that it is a REAL "Zales Certified" diamond and it is REAL gold and it did REALLY have a 5 figure price tag! It shouldn't matter where it was purchased--it has their name on it. They should stand behind it! UGH! Totally sucks!
So Jason will be speaking to the Florida store Monday and he assures me that (a) I will have a brand new base (since they've all made a mess out of mine) and it will look perfect or (b) they will have to give us a refund. Or he said they will be speaking to our lawyer (We have a lawyer???). It will be interesting to see what actually happens. All I know is that I LOVE that ring and WANT THAT ring! I don't want to pick out something different. It is the perfect one--if they get it set correctly!
I can't completely hate them because we also took my original wedding ring in to be resized. I've not been able to wear it in forever--since February 2006 to be exact! They resized it perfectly and cleaned around all the side diamonds and polished all the scratches away. I swear it looks better than it has in the 12 years I've had it! All sparkley and pretty! I still love it! And I still LOVE the man that gave it to me!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Because I loved this layout so much, I asked Rachel if it was OK for me to use this technique for my "Monday Mojo". This week I'd love for you all to create a layout or a card on a transparent background. You'll love it! When you get your wonderful creations finished be sure to post at http://www.simplyobsessed.biz/ to be included in my weekly drawing.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Jason broke his toe this morning. Who knew you had to open the door BEFORE you go through it? It looks really gross and of course I took pics but don't worry I won't post them here. You may, however, have been lucky enough to receive it in your email! :)
Monday, September 10, 2007
Go to http://simplyobsessed.biz/messageboard/showthread.php?p=4280#post4280 for the full challenge instructions and to post your layout!
I went to the mailbox today. With Drew. (In the car, silly!)
How cute is that face?
That one's a bit boring--just a hotel room from our trip to San Antonio--but this kit seemed to have been made especially for those photos!
And my very favorite project of all--a mini album of just Drew & I. It took forever (ALL DAY!) to make but it was totally worth every minute (ummmm...every hour)!
If you haven't already signed up for the awesome kits at Simply Obsessed, head over and pick one up! (Tell them I sent ya!) You will not be disappointed!