Friday, October 26, 2007

The rain has come

It has been raining here for 3 days now. We were so in need. Emma started singing on the way to school yesterday "Rain, Rain go away!". I had to tell her we needed the rain so badly. All she knew was that playtime was going to be inside now. :( Poor thing! Cheerleading was canceled last night. It was good to have a reprieve. 3 evenings a week is a little much.

She has decided that she wants to play basketball this fall. So I am going to look into that.

Well I am back on track with my eating this week. Only 1 and a half weeks left in the competition. Overall I am pleased. I had a couple of weeks of bad eating habits. Here is a page I completed with the new Scenic Route Salem. All I can say is YUMMY! Scenic Route is so delish! These are some pictures from last years Halloween. The first picture is my neice and dd, second picture is Emma (dd), third picture is my neighbor and her beautiful daughter, and last is a picture of Emma walking with family down street trick or treating. I also used some SR chipboard and Hambly Screeen Prints rub-ons. I used Colorbox chalks to color the chipboard letters. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fall is so busy

I hope this finds all doing well. I did get a couple of pages finished this past weekend. As soon as I find my camera (yes I have misplaced it) and charge the battery in it I will shoot some pictures. I lost one pound this past week. Only 2 weeks left in the competition. Ever since my birthday I haven't made the best eating choices. So I need to buckle back down. Well I teach the next two days. So I will catch up on here with my pages in a day or two!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Hello my friends. Just a reminder that this weekend on there is going to be a crop. There will be lots of challenges, games, chatting. Those ladies are a blast so please drop in!

A couple of my recent pages

I have been asked to be a Designer Diva for which is Lucy Chesna's sketch website. This page is my take on this current sketch. The photo is a close up shot of a hyacinth that my dh got me for Easter 2006.

This 2 page layout is of various photos of my dd Emma in her first year of life!
And lastly this is a picture of my dh blowing the many candles out on his cake. Notice the smoky picture. LOL Good thing he is a fireman! Didn't I do a good job on his cake?

Thanks for looking at my creations!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Just a day at work

Well I hope this finds all well! I am working a 24 hour shift today! Spent the morning looking at the CK Hall of Fame magazine. And I am a big CK fan but I am not blown away from the pages in the magazine. There were only like 3 or 4 that stood out to me. For those to be chosen the scrapbookers of the year makes me wonder. That get so many entries I find it hard to believ that those are the best. And some of the digital stuff just doesn't look like sbing to me. I guess the good thing is everyone has their own sense of design and style. That is what makes it their scrapbook page. If we all scrapped the same we would be a boring lot. I do really like Kristina Contes work. She is getting so much flack right now. I have mixed feelings about that. Her pages are beautiful. Definitely my favorite in the HOF magazine so I will leave that at that. I just wish people would settle down. I can't wait to go to ScrapBowl where she will be teaching. Her work resembles Ali Edwards so much and you know I love me some Ali! On a different note, I am so proud of Jennifer Armentrout, one of my fellow design team members from for getting CK HOF Honorable Mention. That is quite a feat. Way to go Jennifer! You so deserve it!
I went to a crop all day yesterday. I got a lot of pages done. Shannon at the "bungalow" puts on a good crop. Big tables to scrap on, wonderful friends to scrap with, products to purchase (because you all know I am getting low on paper), and goodies to snack on. She even provided a meal and it was delicious just like last months. I purchased some of the new Scenic Route Salem line from her. I have started a 2 page layout with it from last years Halloween pictures. I need to title and embellish it. But I am thinking Scenic Route is by far my favorite paper. Not to mention chipboard, rub-ons, etc. I finished 11 cards for a swap I am doing and if I remember correctly three 2 page layouts. I will post them in the next few days. Have a blessed Sunday!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Trying to keep the blog stimulated!

I so want to be better about this blog posting thing. I have really enjoyed reading other peoples blogs recently. There are so many talented artists who can combine home, work, and art so wonderfully. I envy you. Well I am at work right now. We have been busy rearranging and organizing this place.

I got my knee x-ray results back today. After 2 phone calls................. It is negative. I am glad they didn't find anything but that doesn't denounce that my knee doesn't hurt. The Prednisone isn't doing anything but what else can I do. Ice and Motrin continues at this point with no running. :( I really miss the running! I was down to 166 lbs on the scale this morning. I hope this Prednisone doesn't mess that up too bad. Well I am off to bed. I hope to either do some scrapping tomorrow or get ready for the all day crop at Saturday. This is the second one and it is was a blast last month. Can't wait to do it again.

Oh here is a mini album I have been working on. I have a couple more pages to do on the inside. It is all Basic Grey supplies with the exception of the ribbon on the bind and the album itself is Stamp It! This album is a result of a challenge Rachel on the gave us earlier this year to take a photo every day for a month and scrap it. I did the month of April. I think it turned out ok. I will post more pictures and better pictures of it when I finish all the pages ok? Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Week 4 of my weight loss competition

Well I would be crazy to say it didn't bother me but this week I lost "0" pounds. So much for the birthday excuse. I made poor eating decisions all weekend. So it is back to the drawing board today! I had to go to my doctor today about my knee. I am having a hard time with it. I can't even run right now due to the pain. I have to have an x-ray in the morning so we shall see what that shows. I did walk 3 miles today but I am paying for it tonight.

Well I have been asked to be a designer for a sketch website. I will post more about that later. It is such an honor. Here is a page I did at the crop Friday night.

Shannon from the Bungalow gave me the sketch and the materials came from a kit from With the exception of the American Craft vinyl Thickers and the Fancy Pants chipboard flourishes. The picture is of my dd posing at Granny Elsies on Easter. Can you tell she is used to posing for me? A little prissy perhaps. Well if that isn't proof enough check out this photo!

This was at cheerleading practice one evening. We were taking pictures for our t-shirts to wear at competition. Isn't she something?! Well I better call it a day! The morning comes so quickly.

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's my birthday!

And boy do I feel it! I have hurt my knee working out and it is giving me grief. My husband is working today and Emma is spending the night with grandparents. So I went to a Creative Memories Fall Gathering crop tonight. Boy has Creative Memories really getting some cool stuff. They are trying to catch up to the industry. I mean the paper is gorgeous. A gorgeous paisley punch. You know I love me some paisley. I got 3 of the new packs of Basic Grey today. All I can say is............................................... YUMMY! I can't wait to cut into that good stuff. Them and Scenic Route are so incredible. Well I am having a yard sale this weekend at my aunts. I have so much stuff from moving. I did not eat good today on new regime. Got a pizza with Angie at the crop. And ate another piece when I got home a little while ago. And I had my first soda in over a month. So I got to get it together tomorrow. Very disappointed in myself but I will use my birthday as an excuse. Does that cut it?
I did get one 12 by 12 page done tonight from a sketch that Shannon at the Bungalow emailed me and a kit from I will post pictures in a few days. Well I need to get some rest. Thanks for sharing in my life! :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Playing catch up

Although that seems to be the story of my life lately. Trying to keep up with my healthy eating habits... and it isn't easy. I really want a DQ Blizzard right now. LOL And I am really enjoying my work outs but it does take a chunk of time out of the day! My muscles are sore today as I increased my weight quite a bit especially on my legs. Last week, for Week 2 of the competition, I got first place in points. They gave me a Starbucks gift card and some other goodies. That was so very nice of them!
Well I have been bad shopping lately. Ordered the Barnyard kit from It is the first kit I have ordered from them in awhile. I also ordered a second kit from It is a Halloween kit and they usually don't do anything for me but this one looks especially cute. I am looking forward to cropping this weekend. I turn 35 years old Friday and my and my friend Angie are going to a crop at our church actually. My dh is working and it is a gift to me. So I hope to have more goodies to post soon! Emma is over her chickenpox. She actually only missed 2 days of school. So the vaccination did reduce the severity of it.
I have a prayer request. A lady who was a Creative Memories Consultant back when I was one die today of Leukemia. She was a young lady with a dear husband and young family. It is so hard to see ones die so young. She was full of zest and really worked her CM business. Much more than I ever dreamed of. Pray for her family in this time of their loss.
Any watchers of the Grays Anatomy or Dancing with the Stars? As a matter of fact Dancing with the Stars is getting ready to come on. I was a tad disappointed in Grays last week. The whole Izzy and George adultery thing really bothers me. But at this point I will continue to watch it. Other than Survivor no other shows I am dying to watch. Oh I forgot one.............Project Runway in November. Love that show! Well I hope you all have a blessed week. I go weigh in in the morning for Week 3. I hope I had a good week. God Bless you all my dear friends.