Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Kits & Pieces/Creating Pages

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

I've been busy!

It seems like it's been forever since I've posted. I've been really busy, yet I don't seem to be getting anything done! LOL!

Here are a few layouts I did with the November Kit from Serendipity Kits.

And a few others I haven't shared yet.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

And I get to use it again!

My cute little sign that is!

Scrapbook Trends emailed yesterday requesting a page titled "My Wish" for their "Inspired by a song" challenge in the April issue. Miss Drew's face is gonna be all over in March and April! Yay!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lookie what I get to use!

Dena made me this CUTE little sign! Scrapbook Trends requested my "Silly Girl" layout for their Embellish! book that comes out in March! I'm so excited! Yay!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I'm a Girlfriend!

I was asked by Amy & Ronda to join them at their new site/blog, Scrap-Friendzy, as a "Girlfriend". There's going to be challenges and techniques and lots of other fun stuff going on! The contest for November has just been posted using one of my layouts as inspiration. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Cutest Ladybug Ever, An Adorable Witch, & a Sexy Cat

Ok maybe I was getting a bit carried away with "sexy", but I do think I look better with the ears! On the way to town I told Jason, "You know today is the only day that I can wear cat ears without people thinking I'm crazy." He looked at me with a look that can only be interpreted as, "And you think they aren't?" I'm pretty sure he was just jealous!

This was the first time we took Drew trick or treating (and it was actually my first time trick or treating too!). At the first house, she threw her bag at the lady and turned to run. After that, she tried to go into the houses! Silly baby!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I've been tagged! (TWICE!)

Here are the rules which must be posted on your blog if you are tagged:

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 tag:








Serendipity Kits (October)


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

I've been busy!

I've been scrapping away the past few days and have quite a lot to share!
Here's my cutie nephew on a slide. I don't often do boy pages and it was pretty fun!

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!
That's all for tonight! I'm very sleepy!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Totally made my day!

One of my layouts was chosen as LOTD (Layout of the Day) at Create My Keepsake. Thanks so much! You can check it out here!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Simply Obsessed October Kit (and a few other things)

I loved, loved, loved the October kit from Simply Obsessed! How pretty are these Daisy D's papers?

Here are the things I've made with it so far.

I've started another one with my cute nephew but I'll need to check with his mama before I post it.

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

My {Sweet} Girl

So today I wasn't feeling all that great--had a headache that just wouldn't quit. I was lying on the couch moaning and groaning and my sweetie girl came over and started rubbing my head. Just when I had a total "Mommy moment" thinking that that was the sweetest thing ever, what did she do?

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

I am not a cardmaker

but I did have fun making these for the challenges I hosted at Simply Obsessed. I participated in 4 challenges at Create My Keepsakes as well. Maybe I'll try something new and actually send these to people.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

World Card Making Day!

Lots of cool challenges going on at! There are prizes and you have until Sunday midnight to complete them! Go check it out!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday Mojo

Can you believe it's already October? This year is just FLYING by!

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.

If you need some more inspiration, check out the gallery at Simply Obsessed. I know that Kory has some great pages using notebook paper and I'm sure there are many others posted as well.

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

Monday Mojo

This week's challenge is to use memorabilia on a layout. Get out those ticket stubs, brochures, ballgame programs, and receipts and put them on a page! On my example I used our ticket stubs and created a chipboard embellishment with part of a brochure.

Go to to load your layouts before Midnight Sunday. The entire challenge can be viewed here.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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

I Hate Zales!

Ok maybe 'hate' is too strong a word but they are definitely not high on my list right now!

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 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

Monday Mojo

I've been so excited for this challenge! Last week, Rachel (at CMK) hosted "Scrappy Hour" and this is what I created. I am LOVING the 6" x 12" size and I'm LOVING, LOVING, LOVING the transparent background! The pink paper is BEHIND the transparency and everything else is layered on top. How cool is that?

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 to be included in my weekly drawing.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Is there really a problem

with people trying to get out of Wal-Mart with a curling iron stuffed down their pants? That's the only reason I can think of that it took me 10 freakin' minutes to get my new curling iron out of its package! People must be stealing them via their pants! So if you see someone walking a bit funny and they have an electrical cord following now know what it is! I could have severed a limb getting into this thing! Then I would have died with yucky hair! UGH!

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

Monday Mojo

It's that time again. This week I want you to document something funny that your kids say. Drew always says "Uh Uh Oh"--always with 2 "uhs"!

Go to for the full challenge instructions and to post your layout!

I went to the mailbox today. With Drew. (In the car, silly!)

I'm Simply Obsessed!

The first newsletter for went out today so I can finally share my layouts with you! Pay special attention to the felt--that was what I trekked to the mailbox for!

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!