Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bunch of NEW LO's!!

Yesterday I finally completed all the LO's I started of Saira's first day of school. I wanted to take them up to the school to show her teacher. So here they are...

This LO was made with the May Kit 'La Cage aux Folles' from Scrapperie.

I also altered a Starbucks 4-pack container. The colors match the loveseat here in my room too. :)

And last but not least, a LO made from a paper kit from Scrapperie, which is Crate Paper-Carnival.

Friday, May 30, 2008

More Blog Candy

I came across some blog candy tonight. Thanks Cindy for posting so I'd find it at your blog. :) :) :)

You all need to check it out!

And here's another to check out!

And another....

Here's some more...

I've added more...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gauntlet Round 3....but no Round 4

Here is my entry for Round 3 at Scrapperie for the Gauntlet contest. We had to make a LO about an inanimate object. And since I've alredy made a LO of my phones, music, food and computer, I really didn't know what else to do...LOL So I saw this photo of Saira's bunny. That's what I would do. :) I had the perfect papers for it, so off I went with my creation.......

This is Saira's bunny that she decorated for a class project. She used crayons, buttons, glitter, ribbon, flowers, brads and glue-dots. She won "All-Around-Bunny". Pre-K 3-13-2008

PP-MM Garden Party
alpha stickers-MM Garden Party
epoxy buttons-MM Garden Party
ribbon-American Crafts
frame-MM Garden Party
ink-catseye chestnut roan

BUT, I don't get to continue on to Round 4. :( They have a second chance section, so I might join in on win other prizes and stuff. Other than the main BIG prize, the guest design team member. So other prizes will work. :)

What a Weekend...

We had a nice Memorial Day weekend. On Friday we rented 5 movies.... The Bee Movie (SUPER DUPER cute!!!!), The Astronaut Farmer (VERY VERY good!!!), Juno (really good movie!!!!!!!), Hitman (dunno, I didn't watch it! lol), and Lions for Lambs (again, I didn't watch this one, but I would've liked it). Anyways, on Saturday we went to my nephews birthday party, he turned ONE! He's just getting to big. :( I remember the day he was born. ....I was there. ;) I got to carry him from the O.R. to the nursery. BUT, I'm excited!!! My SIL is having another. Probably Nov. or Dec. and I get to be in the O.R. AGAIN. So....I'm having another baby. ;) Then on Sunday we grilled LOTS of food. The kids went to church and then that evening we ate....with the inlaws. After eating, everyone left, including the kids which left me and Chad home alone. We felt like old folks or something. We fell asleep watching tv. LOL On Monday we went to the inlaws to catch the kids in the middle of having tons of fun swimming in the pool. Later that evening they finally came home, all nice and pink. The poor little things crashed and burned come 6 and 6:30...LOL They were pooped.

And all that time, I did't have internet. :( Oh goodness, it was terrible. This morning it finally worked.

Here's a picture of my little sweetie....

He even got the cake on the back of his head. ;) LOL

He already had gotten cleaned up after eating cake. And wanted everyone's ice cream.... so he had his own to eat on. ;)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Round 2 of the Gauntlet

Last week I moved on to round 2 of the Gauntlet at the Scrapperie. The challenge was to make a card in a different shape other than a square or rectangle. So this is what I made. :)

CS - whisper white SU!
PP - ??
ribbon - walmart
button - walmart
stazon black
SU! watercolor pencils
SU! ruby red ink
catseye chesnut roan
catseye charcoal
Alpha stamps - walmart
SU! a little birdie told me stamp set
pop dots
glue dots

I cut the apple out and then inked it in red and the stem in chesnut roan. I inked the edges of the apple and the little pieces of PP in charcoal. I adheared the PP and then the ribbon. I cut a piece of whisper white CS from a scrap and made lines with a ruler using SU! watercolor pencils. Then I used stazon and spelled out teacher with alpha stamps as well as the 'you're the best!' stamp.

Another Tooth bites the dust

So how many is this? Gesh! It's like they are just falling right out of his mouth. Tonight he lost a molar. I think this made tooth #100 or something...LOL ;) Saira was jealous though. She came to me and said, "mommy, do I have a tooth that's loose?". I said, "No baby, you don't have any ready to come out yet." And she said, "Ahhhh man!!! I wanted some more money!!!". OMG, that totally cracked me up!!! They are killing me with these teeth. ;)

I have sinkhole update requests... ;)

The Daisetta Sinkhole is still there...LOL haha ;) No really, it hasn't changed thankfully, inspite of the rain we've had. It's still being watched carefully. All the media moved on and left us. No more hype for us. ;) Once a day I hear a local pilot flying over in his little private plane. But I think he might be apart of the survey crew. The top story now days.... We have an alligator or two that have made a home with the hole. I had a friend who was shocked to hear that we have so many gators around here. But we do. Daisetta is slap dab in the middle of the marsh/swamp lands here. You have to remember, we are really darn close to Lousiana. Last year, I think it was, there was a gator just a few feet away from the Elementary school that wanted to make home from a colvert. Crazy thing!! I think one of the local Constables had to shoot him. It was HUGE too. So yeah, we have gators and they are moving into the hole. The articles that I've read about the gator in the hole, are saying that the oil can irriate the skin on the gator, but it's staying away from the oil.

I never posted this on my blog. But I emailed it. Shows just how close I am to the hole. ...just several hundread yards.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Such the Little Man now...

Awww, last night I had one of those heart melting mommy moments. 1st off Chad's doing school classes on Monday and Thursday nights, so he wasn't here last night. So after Saira's game last night we came right home, so the kids could get their baths, eat dinner and get to bed. I told Ryan to go get his bath and he said, "Mama, will you show me how to take a shower?". I just wanted to cry, I was so proud of him to want to do that. Ryan is big time, no wait, Ryan AND Saira both are big time scared of water being in their face. So they never would take a shower to save their lives...LOL That's why I was so shocked and excited to hear him say that. I was very proud of him. He took his shower.......AND loved it!!!! He's already asked to get his shower when he got home today HEHE!! He's too cute!

Happy Mail

Oh my! I got lots of goodies in the mail today. It's the May Kit, La Cage aux Folles from Scrapperie. Sandi puts together KILLER kits I tell ya! She's awesome!!! There is SEI Dill Blossom papers, buttons; Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection; Crate Paper Static Collection; Crate Paper Sweet Branch Collection; K & Co Urban Rhapsody Collection and lots of Bazzill papers to match. Heidi Swapp bird XL ghost shapes, bazzill ribbons, Thickers, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Urban Lily flower die cuts, green paint, beads, feathers, some paper birdies, Heidi Swapp bird sticker, Heide Swapp ghost birdies, prima flowers and sooooo much more.

See, she puts together awesome kits huh? They are packed!! I should've taken a pic of last months kit. :)

Movie Night

Oh dear, will SOMEONE PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE knock me in the head!!! I can't believe I just purchased tickets online for The Chronicles of Narnia the Prince Caspian, tonight at 9:30. I DO NOT go to opening night shows...LOL It's like a mad house for opening night. We'll blame this on Chad, it was his idea to go to the movies tonight...LOL Yeah, I feel better blaming it on him...LOL

Well, I'm excited to see the movie though. And I know the kids will be too. I may have to get Saira to take a nap when she gets home so she'll stay away to watch it...LOL She gets all comfy in the theaters and falls asleep towards the middle of the movie. Doesn't matter if we go in the morning, afternoon or night. She takes after her daddy. ;)

We have to go late, because Saira has a 6pm t-ball game. Which will be over no later than 7:15, but we have to drive the 45 minutes to get there and then eat. So it's a late movie for us. :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Round 1

The Gauntlet is now underway at the Scrapperie. We've completed round 1 and I made it to round 2. This is what I created for the first round, last week. The challenge was to tell something about ourselves, like what makes us happy, sad, complete, whole and couldn't be about being a mother or wife. And it had to have journaling.

Journaling: computer! It's where I go to find answers to the questions that I have. Or where I go when I'm boared. Without this little machine, I'd be lost! My computer is a major part of my daily routine. I (heart) my computer!!

CS - ?
PP - paper studio
buttons - making memories
alpha stickers - making memories
chipboard - ?
ribbons - target
chipboard buttons - making memories
stickles - cotton candy
paper studio fabric brads
sticker (title) - creative memories
flowers - making memories

Friday, May 09, 2008

More of me on the Media

This morning the producer of Neal Cavuto with the Fox News Channel called to see if I'd do a phone interview LIVE with Neal during his show to talk about the sink hole, because my name was all over the place due to the article from the AP. Yeah, google Jayme Downs and see what you come up with...LOL WOW!! But anyways, that was interesting. His show was at 3pm central time. And I aired around 3:20.

I may not be a famous scrapbooker, but I am through the news media...LOL!! j/k ;)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Me on our Local News

Today I went on an adventure. I wanted to go to the corner where all the news crew were located, so I could snap the camera a few times so I could scrap this moment in my towns History. So my neighbor and I ventured out, snapped our cameras and then we noticed a man headed our way. He asked if we didn't mind being interviewed and I said sure, lets do it. :) He told us who he was, which I knew that already...LOL Duh, who doesn't know their local news people ya know? LOL I told him I had emailed his news channel earlier this morning and he said, "You are just the lady I've been looking for!!". Wow, geeeee, me??!??! How cool! He asks a few questions and then his camera man came. Oh good God! I couldn't done without the camera...LOL But ok, I'm game. We do the interview, which was much more than what they actually put on the air. He says thank you, blah blah blah, and then we brush off all the ants that got all over my feet and legs during the interview...LOL That was rather funny. He goes on his marry way and then the camera man asks to get some footage of me and Saira looking towards the Sink Hole. She thought that was soooooooooooooooo cool!! You'll see her with me at the very first when they say my name and all that jazz. So then he goes on his marry way as well. Then ANOTHER man comes over. He was a reporter with the Associated Press. He asked if he could ask me a few questions. Did that, then we sat and watched for a few minutes to get a couple of more snap shots. Anyways, here are the links to view. :) Please don't laugh tooooo hard at my retarded self. I was soooo embarrassed later on after I left the scene. LOL

Here's the video...

And here are links for the articles from AP... and

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Get Out Of Town...

I won a kit from Layle again!!! YAY ME!!! How lucky am I?!?! Check it out, isn't it AWESOME?!? It will go great with my birthday pictures from the 4th of July. YAY! Layle, you are just way to awesome....

And literally, get out of town... There is a HUGE sink hole probably about 500 yards away from my house.
Houston News has been doing video footage all morning and afternoon. It's about 100 ft deep now and about 250 ft across....and growing. If you are to look at the video footage, you have to know that the ground there was completely flat. You see rings around the ground.

...Yeah, I'm scared.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

NSD layouts

Yesterday I completed 24 7x7 pages in our summer vacation album, it was a great start. Then I completed 3 12x12 pages. I was at a 12 hour crop at a Hotel with my friend Kim and 6 other ladies. We had a ball!!

PP-Pink Paislee
diecut-Pink Paiselee
ribbons-target and walmart
linen thread-su!

PP-Cosmo Cricket
Felt-Fancy Pants
Diecut sticker-Cosmo Cricket

PP-MM diecut paper, ivory textured paper from Joann's
Felt-Queen and Co.
Brads-paper studio
Ribbons-SU!(cream) and walmart (red and black)
CS-Hobby Lobby