Jan 29, 2009
My number one favorite was ... Jillibean Soup. Check out the pictures below and you will see why.
If you know me your know I go for more the muted colors. I love brights, but the toned down earthy colors are my favorites.
My second favorite was Chatter Box! Seriously. Check out their Fabulous Collection.
I love the new huge chipboard pieces Daisy Bucket is coming out with. Imagine the possibilities.
There was this other company that I really liked named Audela des cimes.
Check out the layout on the wall. The photo on the layout is black and white but look at how good it looks with those bright colors. I really loved it.
Check out these layouts. Beautiful huh.
And look check it out all you Star Wars Fans...be jealous... be very jealous.... LOL. On the serious side Creative Imaginations is coming out with a whole Star Wars line, I actually liked it. I think those hard core Star Wars Fans will love it.
If you read my blog, you know I'm not much of a writer. I really suck at it to say the least. If you want to see more photos I have some posted on my flickr account. Just warning you, my pictures suck too. LOL... Some aren't too bad, but you know how it is when you have to take pictures indoors.
I'm off...it's been a busy week and it's not over.
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
Saturday night we celebrated my dad's 65th birthday. About 50 of my dad's closest friends and family came over to celebrate. My dad doesn't normally like to celebrate his birthday so when he asked for a birthday party in his honor my mom jumped on the opportunity to throw a party.
Everything was going great, dinner was amazing - my mama can cook - and it was just so cute to watch my dad welcome all his friends. He had the biggest smile on his face all night long. Needless to say, there was plenty of Tequila around for all the old farts =). Only problem with Tequila no matter what age you are Tequila makes you do silly things - one being my dad got pushed in the pool. I swear I watched it in slow motion. All the men were standing around the pool taking tequila shots, just laughing and having a good time. Next thing I see my dad's friend push my dad but then try to catch him at the same time.... then splash... I FREAKED! Seriously I did. I threw my camera on the floor and ran towards the pool. I was ready to jump in but luckily someone caught a hold of my dad and then I helped pull him out. The friend, who shall remain nameless, told my mom that I had the look of terror on my face. That all he heard was me screaming my dad, my dad. Whew thank god he was OK, but imagine being pushed into a pool in the winter...yeah it was cold.
So my dad had to go in the house and change. My dad being the man that he is came out singing...and wearing his charro suit. I remember how when I was younger I use to get embarrassed and go hide whenever he came out in those outfits. Now that I am older I really do love it, and the most beautiful thing to me...when he comes out in his outfit and he starts to sing I just see my mom's face totally light up. They are just so adorable.
Challenge #20: Use your stash
create a layout using Pattern Papers that are at least more than 6 months old.
Prompt: Must use the title I'm not..
Technique: Paper tearing
**Laura don't kill me, I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a while** =)~
Jan 15, 2009
Scrapping the Music Challenge #68 - Pictures of you
This past New Years I spent it with the people I care about most - My Family. I made sure to take my camera around and snap pictures of myself with everybody. I know a little cheesy but honestly I don't care. Looking back at a few of my family pictures I realized I wasn't in a lot of them, so this year I am making a point to being in A LOT of them.
Tuesdays appointment was good, Mark went with me. I have to say he is amazing. He sat out in the waiting room for 2 hours while my procedure was being done. Once I woke up and he was there. I was still a little dizzy and he held my hand. I think he expected me to come out of it a little crazy instead I was really calm and just sat there smiling.
Going to scrapbook tonight! Going to go home to a clean house! I am a little spoiled, I have a cleaning lady..yes I do! I need one. My house is too big for me to keep clean at all times. I clean a lot but it's not enough. I live with boys - enough said? She only comes twice a month, but on the days she does come...it's heaven to me.
I received my business cards! They came out so nice. I can't wait for CHA! I'm going to room with some of the A Cherry on Top girls, I can't wait. I'm in desperate need of some girl time and to be honest I can't wait to see Laura.
Oh Team in Training is starting up again. This new team I am with is amazing. Can you believe it's my 8Th season with the team? I am really glad I took this last season off. I really needed time to off and it came at the perfect time. I really was burnt out. I got a few complaints that TNT took up all my free time, to be honest it did. I just need to set myself up with a to do list and I'll be OK.
Besides that, things are looking up. I do see the light at the end of the tunnel - and that is a very good thing.
Jan 12, 2009
Been thinking....I am going to be 39 years old in a few months (4 to be exact).
Wouldn't an Alice in Wonderland theme party be just adorable.
UUMMMMM well see. For now I am just searching around for ideas. I like the colorful theme, but also loving the stripes with a black and white theme....oh who knows. It's just an idea for now.
Isn't this the cutest! I've been on Flickr this morning searching for some party ideas and popped upon this awesome tutorial for this scrappy owl treat bag. Click on the picture to be taken directly to the tutorial. I am thinking more on the way of owl pillows..but this still adorable!
oh vey....I really need to take my sewing machine out of the closet..
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 8, 2009
The hours in a day pass far too quickly and it seems there are never enough. Imagine if there were 25 hours in a day instead of 24. Do you think you could accomplish more? Do that one little thing that you just didn't have enough time for? If you had an additional hour every day, how would you spend it?
I thought about this challenge and even discussed it with my mom. She laughed at me when I said I would cook more. Yes I would use that extra hour to cook more. With my crazy schedule it is easier to go to subway or just go through a drive-thru and get whatever my son wants. The kid is always hungry and well he said if I don't feed him he is going to call Child Protection Services...I say call them. LOL. OK if you don't k now he is 17 and way taller then me...and he tries to boss me around...but that's another story.
The 25th Hour. If I had an extra hour a day I would cook more, I know it sounds silly but with my schedule I never have time to cook. The best part about cooking is my #1 fan, my brother-in-law Nathan, when he eats all I hear is "hhmmm" "yyuummm" "this is so good" now if only I could get him to do the dishes. =)
Jan 7, 2009
The second year I went, I went in as I guess you could call me a spectator. Walked around and 'met' a lot of my on-line friends (huh Laura) and just drooled all over the new scrapbooking products that were coming out. Each time there was a drawing with a product manufacturer they asked you to drop a business card in their bowl. Umm.. yeah.. business card? Me? I don't have one.
So this year I am preparing myself. I am going to bring some business cards with me. I went on zazzle.com and designed up a simple business card - but it's so me. The cool thing is I had some credit over at zazzle...I had posted some designs over a year ago and had some sales ... so I used my credit to get my business cards done.
What do you think? I can't wait! I have so many more new on-line friends I just can't wait to go and meet them all. This time I won't be shy and heck I am going to carry my camera everywhere - maybe =D
OK back to do my work thing...LOVE IT! OK who am I kidding, belch.
Jan 6, 2009
Jan 5, 2009
I've been drawing lately.... eyeballs with legs. Not sure what this obsession is about.. but it's an obsession. One is just an eyeball with legs and the other is a super eyeball eyeball with legs. .... ok back to the drawing board.. going to see if I can make it a bit better. HAHA.. maybe I will add in some arms. Yeah.. it needs some arms.
Challenge # 19 - In with the new.
The challenge was to do a layout in black and white, use NEW in the title or journaling. The technique twist being the only color you could add was a handmade embellishment.
Title reads : TODAY is a new day!
It's a very simple layout, but I love it. The picture from left to right, my niece Krystal, my youngest Josh, me, and then my oldest Johnny. Taken on New Years Eve/Morning.