Friday, February 29, 2008

Recapping February 2008

This month wasn't all that great. It seems that everyone was sick a different week. I thought I was out of the woods, until this past weekend. I ended up having back pain and I've had it all week. The month was also busy with both Valentine's Day parties at school for the kids. As well as the book fair. Just the other day Saira had a field trip to see The Education Express concert tour with the Pre-K and Kindergarden. This month I also went to scrapbook at my friend Kim's house. We hadn't done that in FOREVER. Then I had my first online cyber crop. That was alot of fun, although I believe that's what caused my back pain. I think I need a new chair for scrappin'. ....or maybe a new table, a tall one, so I can stand and scrap. :)

So now I look forward to a healthy and fun new month with March. :)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

all of my goodies

So in the last 2 weeks, I've gone online shopping crazy. I bought the Pink Paislee Office Lingo and Spring Fling...oh and a few sheets of the Making Memories Noteworthy. Then I bought a big ol box of buttons. And then in the 2 small glass jars are about 390 buttons...LOL In the middle bigger jar is the Making Memories Garden Party flowers and buttons....and with it I have the Garden Party Paper kit. There's also some flocked alpha stickers and some bling. :) I've bought alot more but I don't remember what it riboons and other things. ;) I can't wait to use my stuff.

.....Did I mention I am no longer button poor. LOL ;)

March Madness! at Scrapperie

So you didn't join in on the fun for Fantastic February at Scrapperie?? Well, come join for March!!


It's time for some March Madness at Scrapperie! We have lots of crazy fun in store for you; we are going to play games, have fun challenges, giveaways, and we are also having a referral contest with a rockin cool prize! You don't want to miss it!

Our Tres Chic Girls have something exciting planned...

All you have to do to is make a minimum of 10 posts per day starting on March 1 and ending on March 31. You will then be entered into a drawing for a fabulous RAK! We will be giving away 2 RAKS per week, on pre-determined days, but we aren't going to tell you which days we are giving them away because we want it to be a surprise! So get those posts in, because you never know which will be your lucky day!!

We are also going to have a little fun and play some Layout Tag. What is layout tag you ask? Well, it's like the Telephone Game (the game where you whisper a phrase to the person next to you and keep going until you get to the last person and then see how much the phrase has changed) except we will be doing it with a layout.

Sign ups and details for our Layout Tag game will be posted shortly.

For the referral contest, all you have to do is refer someone, and you along with your referral will be entered into a drawing. The prize will be announced soon, but I promise, y'all are going to LOVE it!

we hope you come and play!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

completions from the Cyber Crop

Yesterday I was able to scrap ALLLLLLLLLLLL day long. Seriously, I scrapped for 15 hrs. I managed to get 7 challenges done. There were 10 plus an extra to make a bingo card for the bingo game.
Here's the first one I completed. The challenge was called 'Lucky 7'. We needed to use seven things on the LO from the list provided yesterday.

This next one was a Monochromatic challenge. So duh, my color was pink.

And this next one for the 'give it an edge' challenge.

And then it was Bingo time and we have to have our Bingo cards completed and uploaded to the 'gallerie' by 6pm. Yeah, it was 5:45 and I totally forgot about it. I was running all over my scraproom trying to rush and get it completed. We had a list of words to chose from. I was late completing it, but they waited on me. I need to fix my little boo-boo' you can see. BTW, I won 2 bingos...HEHE, I wouldn't have the 3rd bingo, but I wasn't paying attention.

Then it was the 'tag' challenge. We had to make a tag using 2 pp's, buttons, ribbons or fibers and stitching. I love my tag!!

This was the last challenge I was able to complete. We had to make a card using CS only, stamps, ink, circle, ribbon and rub-ons. Ugh, the rub-on part was giving me such a hard time. But finally I found these brown flowers and thought maybe it would work. And I suppose it's

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A One Day ALL Day Crop At Scrapperie

It's Fantastic Feburary over at Scrapperie!!

To go along with our Fantastic February Challenge at Scrapperie, you won't want to miss out on all the fun we have in store for you this Saturday - February 23, 2008 at our one day cyber crop!

We'll begin at 10am CST by posting all ten challenges and the sign-in thread. (All challenges will be due by midnight that night CST.) The fun will continue throughout the day with games, challenges and other crazy chances to earn prizes and points towards the February challenge.

Did I mention random door prize drawings throughout the day? You can win gift certificates, mini scrapbook kits and loads of other scrappy prizes from our Boutique. Oh! The Boutique will have all Vintage Ltd Kits on sale at 50% off!

You do not have to be participating in our Fantastic February points challenge to participate in the crop and win prizes.

You'll want to be sure and register at Scrapperie so you can join in the Bingo game. We'll be playing on bingo cards that we create our ownselves. How fun is that!?! And of course there is prizes for the winners!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I am so ticked off with Blogger. For the last week and a 1/2 I haven't been able to change the colors on here. The page won't fully load. Is it just me or is everyone else having this problem. I saw that blogger posted an update on their blog thingy when you sign in and they didn't mention anything about layout/elements/font/color issues. GRRRR!! :( I just want to change from red to green. GESH!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Fun Weekend

Saturday we ventured out before the nasty storm came through. I needed to go pick up Saira's portraits. I'll scan those later to share with you. They turned out pretty, except for the ones of her and I. I looked weird...LOL
Anyways, before we went home, we stopped at the tire store. The city had announced that BigFoot (monster truck) would be there at the tire store all weekend to see and take pictures of. Well, on Saturday Feb. 2nd, Chad and Ryan went to Houston to the Monster Jam show. BigFoot wasn't there that night though. So anyways, we went to the tire store, hopped out and took a few pictures. I had to take these with my cell, because I left my camera at home.

Yesterday I went to my friend Kim's house to scrapbook. We hadn't done that in MONTHS. It was great. I only got 3 pages completed and 1 more started.

I think I'm going to journal on this one of Chad and Saira. I haven't decided yet.

I don't like how the title looks on this one. I was hoping it would look better than this. I may do a paper piece title or something.... to cover it up. I used Deja Views papers for this one, Queen & Co. felt border, Fancy Pants chipboard, I inked that with Stampin Up green ink, Target ribbons and gem flowers and felt butterflies. I have Making Memories brads and mini safety pins on here as well.

A Recap

I was busy all last week trying to get all my challenges completed before Thursday night. I had Saira home on Monday. Tuesday I worked at the Book Fair at the kids school. I always try to do that every year. It's so much fun to help the little ones pick out their books. I was suppose to help Monday too, but I didn't get to with her being home.
So here's my last challenge, it was a 2 in 1 as well. The first challenge was from Shannon at the Scrapperie. She asked us to make a LO with a 'Love Song'. So I chose "Truly, Madly, Deeply". The other challenge was from Amanda Oates at Scrappy Gourmet. She asked us to make a LO with a Love Theme, with journaling and lots of bling. And this is what I came up with. :) I love it!!!

And this was from a challenge from Melissa Phillips at the Scrappy Gourmet. She asked us to make 3 Valentine Cards for children that are fun and whimsical, red, all 3 different and 1 had to be a heart shape card. So here is what I created. The one on the left was made for my daughters teacher, the middle was for the bus driver and the one on the right was for my sons teacher. :)

So Thursday was Valentine's Day. Did you all have a wonderful day with your sweeties? I sure did. :) The kids had their Valentine's Day parties and some how, I managed not to be incharge of either...LOL haha!! That was a first!! Saira's was at 10am because she only goes half the day. And during her party, my sweet and loving husband had a dozen gorgeous roses delivered to the school.

These are what I made for the kids parties. I made 23 cookies(14 for his class and 9 for hers). I used a Stampin' Up stamp and the tag punch to make labels for the cookies. On the backsides I wrote from Ryan or Saira.

Well, I believe that's about it....up until Saturday. I'll post about that next. ;)

Wow, it's been awhile....and a TAG!

Goodness, I let a week go by without posting?? I'll come back later today and post some pictures of my new layouts since last Friday...LOL I can't believe I haven't posted since then.


Darlene tagged me, thanks D!! ;)

A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

10 years ago:
I was out house hunting. :)

Things on my to-do list today:
1. vacuum
2. laundry
3. reorganize scrap table
4. finish LO that I didn't finish yesterday
5. get a shower before we watch our shows tonight

What I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire:
Pay off all the bills (of, buy a great big house but not tooooo big, and go shopping EVERY day...LOL

3 of my bad habits:
I forget that I have laundry in the washer
I rarely make my bed
If I don't have a list made, I won't know what to buy at the store

3 places I have lived:
just 3??? Dang, ok, about States. California, Mississippi and Louisiana (cause you all should know I live in Texas!!!) ;)

5 jobs that I have had:
babysitter, as a teenager
filing clerk for the Media Service Department
Popgun maker
(and these are the only jobs I've ever

5 Things people don't know about me:
I have 2 tattoos
I'm 2 years older than Chad
I recently developed the taste for unsweet tea *yum*
I procrastinate to the very last minute
I was named after the Bionic Woman

so I tag Mary, Angie, and Marisol

Monday, February 11, 2008

2 in 1 challenge

I finally made a card from the CPS #50 from last week.

I also incorporated another challenge from Kandis Smith into my card. Which was to make a boy card, use blue, chipboard and buttons.

CS: SU! Whisper White, Bayou Blue
Ribbon: SU! Bayou Blue
Ink: Versamark; Cats Eye silver
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Buttons: Target
CM oval cutting system

Handsome Valentine

This challenge was to use 3 patterned papers, and I did. :) Super easy LO! :) This one was from Vicki Chrisman.

~Ryan's Church Valentine Picture~

What a handsome picture of you taken by the ladies who help with Children's Church!! Such a handsome young man xoxoxo

PP: KI Memories; CM(gray)
Stamps: Tags So Much
Ink: SU! Ruby Red
Misc: ribbon; paper clip; heart clip; epoxy sticker; brad; mini safety pin

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yep, another one...

The challenge was to use hearts and buttons from Vicki Boutin.

~Saira's Church Valentine Picture~
The ladies that help with Children's Church took ya'lls pictures with this really pretty set up. And I totally adore it!! You're such a pretty little girl and I love you so much!! xoxoxoxo

CS: a shimmer slab of CS from walmart
PP: The Paper Studio, MME
Ribbons: Target
Buttons/hearts: Target
Stickers: Target epoxy
Misc: paper clip, staples, heart clip
CM alpha letters & photo mates for journaling

Another Challenge

I did this for Colleen's Challenge, #1, Shape Up.
We had to use:
- There must be 2 or more pictures.
- There must be 1 square, 2 rectangles and 3 circles (more is OK too!)
- There must be an arrow or a star as well.
- You need to use 2 or more colours of cardstock and at least one patterned paper.

This is Saira holding her bag of rocks from Christmas 2006.

Meme will tell everyone they are getting a box of rocks for Christmas. But when she told you that, you asked her what color. You shocked her with that reply and she asked you what color you wanted...You said...~RED~
I used 2 pics
2 squares- 1 was a pic 1 was my CS that I journaled on
2 retangles- blue and green CS
3 circles- blue, green and red framing the bag of rocks
1 arrow
4 cs- blue, green, red and white
1 pp- Basic Grey Basher paper (peppermint stick)

Friday, February 08, 2008

{new} indulgence

I made this LO for a challenge. I had to use 3 PP's, felt, buttons and bling. And it had to be about our favorite food(s). So this is what I came up with.

I'm so happy to find chocolate for my new eating style... my change of life

PP-- MME Bohemia, Paper Studio
CS-- Bazzill
Ink-- SU! ruby red
Ribbon-- SU!, SU! linen thread
Felt Hearts
Target $1 spot heart buttons, 'love'
Rusty Pickle tag
Bling Heart

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


I've added a guestbook at the bottom. :) Be sure to leave your mark!

A Little Birdie Told Me...

This is an anniversary card for a friend from the school days. I'm not to thrilled with it as an anniversary card, but as a card in general I think it turned out real cute. I love this stamp set though. It's so cute!!!

CS: Craft Paper
PP: Colorbox
Stamps: SU! A Little Birdie Told Me
Ink: SU! Basic Black
Ribbon: SU! Linen Thread, Target $1 spot
Misc: SU! watercolor pencils, SU! glitter, hole punch, MM mini safety pins, ?? buttons

Monday, February 04, 2008

My Turn (I'm it)

Tag Time...
My friend Vicki at Stampin Smiles has tagged me. ;) I have to name 5 things for each thingy here.... so here goes.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Looking for our very 1st home
2. Enjoying the married life
3. Living with my....ugh....inlaws....ugh
4. Visiting my grandma alot while she was in the hospital
5. working on a hand sewn quilt (nope, it's still not finished and I bet my grandma is shaking her finger at me up

5 things on my to do list today:
1. Keep an eye on Saira's fever
2. Make and anniversary card
3. do laundry
4. cook
5. watch tv

5 thing I will do when I'm a millionaire:
1. Buy a gorgeous house
2. and a awesome snazzy car
3. donate to LOTS of charities
4. buy any and every scrapbook thing known to man...LOL
5. travel around the world

5 things I will never wear again:
1. Underoos
2. feathered
3. leg warmers
4. my wedding dress
5. Buster Brown shoes...LOL

5 of my favorite toys:
1. my digital camera
2. DVR
3. paper trimmer
4. all my ink and stamps
5. my cutterbee scissors

My 5 banes of existance:
1. people with lack of common sense
2. idiot drivers
3. annoying inlaws
4. members of the family who leave clothing everywhere
5. pessimistic people...gesh, just be happy and see the brighter side of things, ya know? lol

Taggin 5 fabulous bloggers below:
I can't think of anyone else. lol

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Superbowl Sunday

It's time for the Patriots and the Giants to duke it out. How many of you out there will be watching the game? I'm wanting to watch, I always do, but I have this urge to scrap or make cards...LOL Maybe if it do that now I'll get it out of my system and I'll be ready to watch the game. I'm for the Patriots. I'd hate for them to lose and have their undefeated record go down the drain. I'd like to see Randy Moss make ALOT of touchdowns for them as well.

So, will you be scraping and card making or watching the game? Do you have a superbowl party going on today? Are you going to take pictures so you can scrap it? :) :)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Well Happy Ground Hog Day!!

Yep, it's that time again... It's ground hog day!! Is Phil going to see his shadow or not? Will we be having 6 more weeks of winter weather or will we have an early Spring. Phil, you better not see that shadow. I'm already tired of winter and it just got started for us. LOL ;)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Boy was today fun!!! I FINALLY went scrapbook shopping. I haven't been in probably 2 months. ACK!!!! But anyways, Jana and I stopped by Target and then to Hobby Lobby. I only spent $30 all together...go me. So I don't feel so guilty either. lol Perhaps my shopping day looked good because we stopped by Cyndi's (my stampin up lady) to get our orders. So I had lots of bags...hehe! I think I'll get crafty tonight.

My February is going to be a little boring for card making. Thank goodness for Valentine's Day though or I really wouldn't have anything to do in that area. But I found an old friend who's having an anniversary next week. So there's a card. Perhaps that means I'll be able to get more pages done. What do you think? I asked both the kids if they'd like for me to make their valentine's for them and they both said yes, but then Saira told me no after she saw all the boxed valentine's at walmart. So I'm not sure what the game plan is. LOL I guess we'll see before to long.