Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Challenge

I purged my scrap stash today in order to help get back in the groove!
I came upon Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenge and decided
to use my new organized stash to create this layout! 
This is so Sam, always moving and on a mission.
From one end of the room to the other....sneaking cookies,
stealing trains, you name it! 
Two days ago, he figured out how to climb out of his crib.
After his nap, he must have climbed out and wandered into Nick's room
(much to Nick's surprise!)  Not knowing how he got out, I put him back in.
Lo and behold, he flung his leg up over, teetered on the edge,
then did a perfect dismount onto the floor!
Ugh...what to do now??
Yesterday he was not about his nap.
which made for a horror by the end of the night.
thankfully, today, he went to nap just like always.

You just can't be mad at him though!

(scrap on!)

Ice Cream Cones

I saw these sweet ice cream cones in a recent
Scrapbooks, etc layout and had to make my own!

I used pink glitter embossing powder for the sprinkles
and a corrugated paper backing for the cone!


Don't forget...only two days until
the Christmas In July Blog Hop!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A sweet treat for you!

This week over at Practical Scrappers, we are using our decorative scissors on projects.  I created this lollipop card using a scalloped circle scissors...I cut out a 3" circle and then spiral cut it and inked the edges in sweet pink!  The stick is a piece of scrap paper rolled up (used the white backside) and a sheer ribbon completes this yummy pop!  What have you done with your decorative scissor lately???

Don't forget...only 3 days until our CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP...right here!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Coming up this week!

Join us over at Practical Scrappers this week for another great use it up challenge!  This week it's all about decorative scissors and punches!  Enter today to win a digi!

And don't forget, only a few days left to enter the
Toilet Paper Roll contest...what a hoot! 
Enter here!

And don't forget this Friday is our big Christmas in July Blog Hop..right here!  Tell your friends and hop on by to enter in all the giveaways!

Hope you have a wonderful week of scrapping!

Friday, June 25, 2010

July Express Kit...ala MemoryWorks!

Join me for a sneak peek at the July Express Kit from MemoryWorks!
What a beautiful kit, right in time for all your summer travels!

Want one for yourself?
Contact me today to subscribe!

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Join me here starting Friday, July 2 for the start of the hop!!
Lots of prizes and giveaways!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MW sketch challenge

This weeks' Sketch Challenge over at MemoryWorks..
compliments of sketch saavy!

Here's my take on this weeks
sketch challenge...I did a card
instead of a layout!


Baby it's cold outside...NOT!

Cold outside???  Hardly, thermometer will peak around 95 again today...but never fear, I'm thinking that a blusterly northern wind is going to blow on in....... in about ummmm...a week or so?  Maybe some snowflakes?  Maybe some Santa sightings?  Could be!

Hee hee!  Join us on July 2 for our

Christmas in July Blog Hop...brought to you by the MemoryWorks gals!

Lots of great prizes, inspiring ideas to get a super head start on your Christmas gift list!

Mark your calenders!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

let's take a painful test...

Ok, so I'm getting up there in age and a few pounds have crept up on me...and my little friend GB (that's gallbladder for short) has been acting up for the past few months.  So today I had a horrendous test called a HIDA scan, which basically gives you a giant induced attack.  I think I failed because about two minutes after they injected some fat into me...I was in tears.  So, I think it may be malfunctioning.  I'm not real interested in having surgery, but if it's not working, i'll probably have to.  Ummm...this is not how I want to spend my summer vacation..hello?  So for now, it's low fat everything for me and keeping my fingers crossed that I don't wake up yellow one morning! 


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More flower fun..

Here's my entry for this weeks practical scrappers!

these are a gift for an undiscloser person :)

and i can't remember if i posted these from a previous challenge...for eyelets

the snowflakes are eyelets...received from a it!

Working on some other sketches and the
Christmas in July Blog Hop..don't miss it!

I'll post stuff later....lyb!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Flowers for you!

This week over at Practical Scrappers...see some great flowery ideas for your layouts and projects! 

Don't miss the June Guest Designer projects over at the MemoryWorks blog!  Kari has some great ideas and fun inspiration for everyone!

And don't forget...coming up July 2...our second or third?  ha ha!  MemoryWorks Blog Hop!  It may be hot out there, but it will be chilly over here as we celebreate

Christmas in July!

Stop over for some great holiday gift ideas, page layouts and more! 

{create something beautiful today}

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A great day at Knoebel's

We had such a blast yesterday at Knoebels'!!
It was a beautiful day and despite getting a {little} bit lost on the way
(went the wrong way on 81 duh!)
We got there around lunchtime and the kids had lunch under the pavilions

Then we headed off to the kiddie rides and Nick went off to the pool....

Sam loved the cars...Jacob picked the tow truck!

Sam no-likey the ferris wheel..had to stop the ride and get off!

Fire trucks were a hit!  I think he thought he was in a parade
he kept waving to everyone!

jacob manning the police heli!

We visited Santa at the North Pole
(yes it's really icy and cold, the pole I mean!)

Nick and Grammy clowning around

Sam went on the boats SEVERAL times!

first time on the frog hopper!  Emma and Jacob
also went on the flume..big one and little one for the first time
and the mini roller coaster!

Another successful Knoebel's trip!

Nick and I both confess that we are not digging
he is on the really big ferris wheel! 

A view from the top of the ferris wheel...that's the Phoenix..the ultimate wooden roller coaster!

We had a great day...our last ride was the giant flume...SKLOOSH!
Jacob, Emma, Nick and i went on and got soaked!  After you get off you can stand on the viewing platform
and get splashed from the next boat....Nick and I got hit so hard by the incoming
water wall my shoe flew off and nearly washed my contacts clear out of my eyes!

Then we had to drive home soaking wet, but it was all good!  Another
big hit of the day was that Nick met Mick Foley, a retired hall of famer WWE wrestler!!

There he was standing next to the silo slide! 
How awesome!  Unfortunately, we didn't get a pic, but he did get
his autograph!!

We'll be heading back to Knoebels' next month when we are camping!
Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Off to Knoebel's!

Jacob woke EVERYONE up at 6am this morning {even though we aren't leaving until 9 :)} for our trip to Knoebel's Amusement park.  So we are just finishing up breakfast and Daddy is getting ready for work.  I'm about to head off to the shower and then get the kids dressed.  Looks like a beautiful day....less humid!  Now, where are my sunglasses? 

see ya when we get back!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Glitter and Flock it!

Hee!  Hee!  this week over at my favorite site...Practical Scrappers we are getting on about using glitter and flocking in our layouts....check it out for some inspiring ideas! 

Take me there now!

Since Father's Day is just right around the corner, I'll be working on a card that came straight from my friends over at MemoryWorks...stay tuned for the final project!  I'll post it later today!

Jacob starts summer school today and tomorrow is our trip to Knoebel's Amusement Park...I'll have lots of pics to share!

Stay tuned here for our upcoming Blog Hop...brought to you by my fabulous friends and co-consultants over at MemoryWorks!
We'll have lots of giveaways and a big prize for one lucky blog hop winner!

{we'll chat ya all and thanks for following me!}

Sunday, June 13, 2010

my rut

so i'm in a little scrap rut, i suppose.  not so much motivation, or willingness to scrap.  not sure why, it just is.  so my plan is after i complete my committment to practical scrappers next month, i'll focus on my memoryworks duties and just hang up my paper trimmer for a while and enjoy the summer.  not to worry, I'm sure I'll still be doing something creative, but we've got some big plans and committments coming up and I need to focus there.  then i think i'll get out of my rut and back to my true love...scrapping!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

my honest blog post

I follow a blog from Stephanie...who is super inspiring and has the two most beautiful daughters..she's also pregnant with twins.  I don't know her, nor will I probably ever meet her.  I just follow her blog because I like to read about her life and hear what she has to say. She recently wrote an inspiring post about being honest with yourself...and challenged her followers to do the here goes!

*I'm so impatient to finish our ACCC debt...I can't stand it.  I will finally feel like we have accomplished something.
*I'm so psyched about moving. I think maybe a little unrealistically.  People here seem so mean now.  I feel like that will all change when we move to Georgia.  Will I be a nicer person?
*I think I will give up some of the things I do and just be me.  Some days I don't feel like scrapping.
*My 5 year old most likely had ADHD and my oldest is bipolar.  This is overwhelming for me.  My kids act bad sometimes, and it's not because I am a bad parent.  And yes, I lose my temper with them sometimes.  I'm only human too. 
*I want to give everything away in my house and start over. 
*My family sucks sometimes.  Nobody talks to one another and I hate it. 
*I will have another baby. 
*My life isn't perfect, I wish I had grown up differently, but it doesn't have to continue on. I can change it. 


Friday, June 11, 2010

A cute giveaway!


go to the above blog, guess how many brads are in the above container
and enter a giveaway for some cute brads!  You have until July 8th!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Express Kit fun!

                                                           OOOH!  sneak peeks!  love em!
                                                          Contact me today to order this kit!!

Get em while they last!!
Want to share in this awesome June
MemoryWorks Express Kit!
Order are limited!

My non creative side!!

Did I mention that Practical Scrappers has another weekly challenge
going on????  This week's challenge is eyelets...Head on over and check it out!

Well, I've been slacking this past week with my "creativity"...not in a bad way though, I've beenn purging my house!  Went on a massive spring cleaning...thoughts of moving....event and really cleaned house.  I sent a truckload of stuff to a charity, began bagging up baby girl stuff Madison has outgrown for my neice's new baby and sorted the kids sock drawer!  Sam moved in with Jacob and Emma and now his room has become the official playroom, with still enough space for Nick to sleep there when it's too hot i his room!  Wow!  Super busy, but I hope to have a chance to scrap today...lots of due dates coming up...stay tuned for when I post my stuff!!

Remember mark your calenders for July2-4 for another blog hop brought to you by the MemoryWorks chicks! We'll have lots of giveaways...we have 14 consultants participating...check back here for more details!!



Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Guest Designer and more!

*Check out the MemoryWorks blog and see the great project ideas from designer, Kari!  Kari made a gorgeous project to display her daughters could alter this for a boy as well!  Take your scrapbooking off the inspired!

*Join us over at Practical Scrappers for the weekly sketch challenge!  New prizes!

*Save the date for another MEMORYWORKS blog hop...coming July 4th weekend!!  Stay tuned here for more info!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Save The Date!!

Stay tuned for more details!!
Not a consultant yet...join us here!

happy scrappin!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blog Hop Winners!!

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Backyard Blog Hop! 
I hope you found some new inspiring sites and made some new friends! 

Now..onto the winners!

Our poll shows AMANDA is the winner for our favorite blogger!!!  Yeh!
Amanda will receive a little mini from me to celebrate her craftiness!

Our Blog Hop winner for the Vacation Mini Album is....#31

VICKI AND DON!!!  Hooray!!

and last but not least, the GRAND PRIZE WINNER FOR THE GCD TOOL SET IS.....#16


Congratulations to all the winners!  Please e mail me your addresses to and I'll ship your prizes out to you asap!!

Thanks again for playing along!