Apr 28, 2009

STM Challenge #83 - The Way I am

you_take_me_the_way, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

You are probably thinking...what were you thinking? LOL.Well the inspiration from from the official video - see below.

Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I am

I played around with the photo in photoshop, and whalla this is what I came up with. I've always wanted to use crepe paper on my layouts and here was my opportunity. This layout really does represent my silly side. I have to admit the older I get the more self conscious I get and really this is me take it or leave it. Accept me for who I am. It all makes sense right.

Thanks again to everyone at Scrapping the Music for selecting me as your guest DT. =)

Apr 24, 2009

Is it 18 or is it 20 miles tomorrow??

<- That's me the short one in the middle next to all those giants. This picture was taken last Saturday after our 'supposedly' 8 mile recovery 'trail' run. Our coach...she's a mean one. =)

I am so ready for this Saturday, I know I am one of the lucky ones, the one that has crossed that finish line, the one that knows the feeling of what it's like to complete a marathon. I cry, yes I cry, each and every time I cross that finish line. I can't wait to see my fellow participants cross their next milestone. Tomorrow morning will be the first time ever some of them have completed a run this far. 18 miles, 20 miles.... I can't wait!!

Tonight I want to go home and scrapbook. I have a layout itching in my head that I just want to get down on paper. It's me, it's Friday and I am so ready to get home put on some comfy clothes and relax. It's been a really busy week at work and scrapbooking is something that really relaxes me.

I've been wanting to post this for a while, but if you local to the San Fernando Valley my friend and our team coach, Bridget runs a bootcamp on Thursday Nights. It's a lot of fun and I give you permision to come on out and make fun of me. LOL. This picture here is of me and my friend Chely. She was actually my Web Captain when I first joined TNT. Funny story, I saw her in my building and immediately recognized her. I was like hey I know you from somewhere. LOL. I am babbling I know. I just wanted to post a picture on here.
So here goes... if your still reading THANK YOU! I am fundrasing, it's kind of last minute but there is a reason for it. I slacked and waited to long to sign up for the Seattle Rock n Roll marathon. No one elses fault but my own. So my friend Christy found a way we could get in. We would have to fundraise a minimun of $500 for the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Whatever way you look at it, CANCER SUCKS! So if you happen to have an extra $1 or $2 or maybe even a $5 care to help me kick cancer where it hurts?? Check out my site -> See Bucket Run.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my site. I swear last night as I was writing it I would write a few words..stop and cry..write a few more..stop and cry a few more. You have to read it to understand what I am talking about. Augh see now I am crying again.
Thanks and have a great weekend. On Sunday please check out Scrapping the Music Blog. Can't wait to see what you think about my next layou. It's very much on the silly side. =)

Apr 22, 2009


This is how I work....ROTFLMAO

So at work I now work with two monitors. Not sure if I really like it, but I will say I have been more productive lately. But the only bad thing, being more productive has made me a very busy person. It's my busy time. =( I come home tired and all I really want to do is scrapbook. Soon enough.

I have a few pictures I really want to scrap. Check out these two beauties. How can you not love those smiles. My son had these pictures of his sisters on his phone and so I asked him to send them to me so that I can scrap them. Gosh they are growing up so fast! On the scrappy side I submitted my last layout for my DT stint over at Scrappingthemusic.blogspot.com. This last layout is a total crack up. Just wait until you see it. I think I am finally getting my nerve to start submitting my layouts again for publication and maybe even try out for some DT's again. It's taken a while for me to get up the nerve, don't ask me why, it's just a thing for me. I get really nervous about submitting for DT's and when it comes to publications..shoot I never know what I use, much less write it down. I envy all those that have the courage to submit, I am going to do it. I swear I am. OK maybe. LOL.

I'm off to bed, today was a busy day I'm hoping tomorrow is better and less hectic.

Apr 19, 2009

Scrapping the music Challenge #82--Made to Love

made to love you layout, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Have you heard this song before? Toby Mac - Made to Love.

I absolutely love it. When I heard it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I love this kit and had so much fun with it.

Below is a video made by these two guys - who they are I have no idea but i love it. Enjoy and hope you will come out and play this week.

Apr 12, 2009

No more hiding who I want to be

no_more_hiding, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

This week’s challenge at Scrapping the Music Blog is: This is Me-Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas.

From the song I took the lyrics “No more hiding who I want to be” and scrapped them. I’ve gone though a lot of changes in a year’s time. Renewed some friendships and let go of some friendships, but though it all I have remained true to myself. To some people I am always all smiles; some others get the opportunity to see my true silly self. This layout represents all my silly sides.

Each year I try to make a layout of what I look like at a certain age, this layout here represents me at 38. =)

For fun I thought I'd add in my past year layouts. =) Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Age 37


Age 36


Age 35


That's all I have. =) Back to my digi scrapping .... playing with my kit from scrapartist.com. It's kinda funky but I really like it. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!


Apr 10, 2009

Have you checked out Hulu.com? No? OMG one of the participants on my team told me about this site. You can watch some/not all but some of your favorite shows on here. I love...and I mean love Ghost Hunters. I've been catching up on all my past shows. You ask..Bucket how do you do this when you have to work? I do it. I minimize the window and watch in the corner of my screen. It keeps me occupied and I am actually getting more work done this way. I won't try to explain it, but I just get more work done this way.

It's a slow Friday so I am surfing the web and looking for some inspiration. While doing that look what I found.

Phunk Lab - Isn't that the coolest! Thinking I may do something like this for my parents anniversary. I have this awesome photo of them when they first met. Getting some great ideas here.

There are the cutest birds on this site. I want them all. April if you are reading this....LOL. Love you too.
So have you checked out Scrappingthemusic.blogspot.com yet? I completed my next Guest DT assignment. It's one of my favorites so far, when you see it you will know why. Look for it on Sunday at the site.
Besides that, tomorrow is our teams 16 mile run. It should be a nice cool day for it. I am ready - mentally but not physically. I took a Pilate's class yesterday afternoon and then did Bridget's boot camp last night.. I admit I am little sore. Lets hope it goes away by tomorrow. 8)~
I'm off. Leaving work early. =) Going to go have lunch with April and her baby bump. I can't wait to see her. It's been way to long.

Apr 7, 2009

just playing...

not sure if I Like it, but loved playing around with all of the digital elements. It did give me lots of fun ideas. =)

yeah I know already played with my digital kits. I'm kind of impatient like that. And yes that is me playing with a hula hoop. I felt like such a kid trying to keep that thing up. I have to say I sure gave my family a good laugh. LOL.

Digi Shopping

It's been a while but I've his itch to play with photoshop more lately. So to make up for my itch I purchased two digital kits.. SO EXCITED

They are both from Scrapartist.com. UUmm... I feel a layout coming on.

Apr 6, 2009

I have to admit...

when it comes to taking pictures I suck at it. I don't have a fancy camera, but sometimes I wonder do you really need a fancy camera to take great photos? I don't know, but I want to say yes. So for my birthday, besides the bike I am asking my family for a new fancy camera. I deserve it right? Someone please speak up for me. =) Or maybe I'll just have to stick to editing my photos with photo shop... =(

With that, I wanted to share some of my favorite photographers that I frequent on Flickr. They are always so full of inspiration.

One Love Photo

Honey Pie!

Pink Sherbet

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I'm getting ideas..lots and lots of ideas. Now if only people wouldn't run away from me when trying to take their picture that would be awesome.

Apr 5, 2009

Scrapping the music Challenge #80 - Dream

STM_dream, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

When I first received the email about being Guest Designer for Scrapping the Music you should have seen me...HUGE SMILE. I was like NO WAY. My son was like what? Mom what happened? I told him I was just asked to be Guest Designer for Scrapping the Music. He was like what? What is that? I gave him my stink eye and said him what it was, he was like..Oh that is nice. LOL Gotta love my child. He sometimes gets it.

But me, I am excited. This layout here is my first submission as Guest DT. This is Capone, my sisters dog, and Mariah, Mark's niece. Whenever Maria comes to visit she immediately wants to go visit with Capone. I love this photos of them. She wants a puppy so bad, so when I heard this song I knew this photo was prefect for my layout. I can't wait to show her this layout. Mariah is my scrapbooking diva in training. =)

Apr 4, 2009

STM Challenge #79 Everday

love_everyday, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Scrapping the Music Challenge #79 Everyday by the Dave Matthews Band.

This is my niece Krystal, isn't she just so beautiful. Not only is she beautiful on the inside but also on the outside. I just love spending time with her. It makes me sad to think of her growing up, but it also makes me so happy because she is just so loving. TFL


Apr 3, 2009

Can't stop smiling today

I am beyond SUPER EXCITED to have been asked to be Aprils Guest DT over at Scrapping the Music Challenge Blog. For you non-scrappy friends... hello this is big shit for me. LOL. For my scrappy friends you know this means a lot to me. Check out the site it really is full of inspiration. The design team is just amazing and always inspires me. That is one of reasons why I always go back there week after week and play along with the challenges. Click here: Scrapping the Music Challenge Blog.

On the marathon training side...WOO HOO tomorrow is going to be nice!!! 6 miles. I was talking to one of my teammates last night saying how nice tomorrow is going to be because we are only doing 6 miles. We all laughed. It's incredible you know, most of them have never even ran 2 and now they are up to 13 miles. Last weekend was 13 miles and I was so proud of my running mates. They both pushed along and were just so incredible. Cookie and CJ..if you ever read this...I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!


That's it for today. Gotta run and get some work done. So ready for the weekend. =)