Wednesday, August 11, 2010

over a week...

It has been 9 whole days since I last blogged sorry about that.

It has been 7 whole days since I have touched paper or scissors to scrap. I am going to have withdrawls....I can feel it. I am shaking and my idea book is overflowing while my pics are piling up.

So where have I been and what have I been doing you might ask to cause all this? I have been volunteering as the official photographer of the Springstead Eagles Marching Brigade. It is band camp, which means 2 weeks on intense practice and marching. All day in the disgusting Florida heat and humidity, but I would not miss it for the world.
Things will be back to normal this weekend...after the Saturday car wash.

Hope everyone is having a great start to August...just wanted you to know I have not fallen off the face of the earth.


I have my first layout being published in an upcoming issue of Scrapstreet Magazine...more on that when I can.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Band camp day #1

Today was the first day of Amanda's band camp...but is it hot out there. Although I really hate that the kids are out in this, I know they love it. They got a lot accomplished...first 12 sets actually, the whole first song. Amanda is happy because most of this song she does not move at all...lucky girl. Will be back out there all day again tomorrow so my posts this week may be scarce, as will be my scrapping time. Hope everyone is having a great beginning to August.

A day late and a dollar short

....seems to be my motto of late. Seems like every day seems to get away from me, even though I have a to-do list all mapped out for each day.
I did this layout for Nuts about Sketches #119 yesterday, but never got it posted...and the next awesome sketch is already up...make sure you check it out.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Inspiratinal sayings...

Do you have any of those sayings that really just make you think? There is a doctor's office right around the corner from our that posts really cool saying on there marque out front, and I thought I would share them here each week.

This weeks is

Opportunities are never lost.....someone will take the ones you missed.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yankee Doodle Sweetheart

My Sketch World is having a fabulous contest this month..a sketch and color contest. Red, white and blue..perfect for this fabulous month of July.
Here is the sketch

and my take on it:I took some liberties with this sketch.... used only one photo, and more of a cream than a white, but i love this line by We are Memory Keepers.

head on over and check them out..they have some terrific sketches.

Sweet Birthday Kisses

Smooch Smooch..I guess instead of receiving birthday kisses I was more interested in planting them on little boys. he was like a litte bro, but still, I was a little hussy I guess.
Did this layout for the color combos galore challenge this week.
After looking at the inspiration board I was feeling very girly and pretty while making this layout. It is a little bit frillier than my norm but I am really really happy with how this turned out.

Can you see me now?????

Design Dollies has a new sketch up this week. At first I was not sure what direction I was going to go in, or what photos to use. The sketch is terrific, but I was stumped. Then I saw these pics of Kimmy and I in our 3-D glasses from Hollywood Studios and I knew what I was going to do. I love these little journaling cards by October Afternoon. They made the perfect background for my layout.
Here is the sketch:

and my take on it:

Thanks for the fantastic inspiration and sketch, I loved playing along.

London Calling...

Amanda could not resist having a little fun in the red phone booth when we were in Epcot. when I saw this weeks sketch over on the Studio Calico blog, I knew this photo was perfect. I did turn the sketch ....

Used lots of Pink Paislee 365
and October Afternoon Thrift Shop.
Head on over and give the sketch a try, it is really a great one. But, then again I love sketches.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sneek Peeks

ave you been enjoying all the sneek peeks of the up coming lines. I know I have been. I have a few favorites, what about you?

My top 3 so far
Bo Bunny Cambridge-- you can see it here
Jillibean Soup-Pasta-Fagioli-- you can see it here
My Minds Eye Lost and Found-- you can see it here

I m so sad that I am not going to CHA this year. I hope if you are going you have a great time and post lots of pictures for mt to drool over.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Design Dollies....

I found this fantastic blog today while while I was blog stalking. Design Dollies has some awesome challenges and inspiration. I have already played along with the color challenge they posted today.

Here's your recipe for this week:BROWN, TEAL, CREAM and a POP OF RED!
(that means not a LOT of red, folks, just some snazzy red accents, 'kay?)

Here is my layout:

Used Girls Papereie and 3 Bugs in a Rug pattern paper
Pink Paislee ribbon
Jenni Bowlin stickers
Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Zva Creative embellishments
Cosmo Cricket mini stickers

If you get a chance you really need to check out this blog..I guarantee you will love it.

In your face

yep, that is my Kimmy and I would not have it any other way. While taking pictures of her new hair-do the other afternoon, she had had more than enough and walked right up into the camera. The resulting photograph inspired me to create this layout.

I have always heard that purple is a color of power and passion...she is both.

Used the yummy BoBunny line Peacock Lane on this layout. I turned the swirl upside down and glittered the sticky side with Martha Stewart glitter. Butterfly is Tattered Angels and misted with their glimmer mist. Threw in a few Seven gypsies sticker.
Thanks for looking!
Will have more later today, including this weeks Menu Monday( as soon as I figure it out)LOL!

Friday, July 16, 2010


that is the title of my new favorite song, and it just so happens to be how I am feeling today. I can not believe it is Friday already. What happened to this week. I had so much to do and I feel like I accomlished nothing at all!

Hopefully, tomorrow will bring me better luck as I have a long to-do list and need to get it finished.

One good thing did happen today so far... I am a self confessed blog stalker ( I have over 400 on my bloglines that I follow) but I have never done a blog hop, not sure why. Until today that is, I actually did one and had a blst. So much fantastic inspiration along the way...I can't wait to do another! I am sure I will be doing from this point forward. If you are a routine blog hopper or not you need to che3ck out this one over at My Mind's Eye, it is for their one year birthday and you will have a great time.

a little about today...

listening: to alarms beeping and nurses blabbering ( I am work)
eating: a turkey sub from Subway
drinking: diet coke
wearing: my favorite bacl and white confy scrubs
feeling: like I have way to much on my plate right now...overwhelmed
weather: HOT!!!!!!!
wanting: a few more hands to help me out
needing: to find some creative mojo and energy
thinking: I need to manage my time better
ejoying: Amanda's almost perfect FCAT score
wondering: if Kimmy is having a good time at grandma and granpa's for the 2nd day

Here' to hoping I will be back later today with some photos and layouts, but I am not holding my breath. Will definetly be back by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

oops..fell asleep

I had every intention of posting yesterday, but I worked all day and then fell asleep watching the All-Star game. I am so disappointed the National league won. Hoping to have a better day here at work and be awake enough to post some pics and layouts when I get home tonight.

Also, I have decided that I have sucha huge love for Bo-Bunny and all their products that I am going to take the plunge and do this. I am aware that my chances are slim to none, but if I do not try then I have a zero chance, so I am going to do it. You should give it a try as well. They are an awesome company and always have fantastic new products that are the bomb!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Mania

Today is the last day before my vacation is over. Back to work tomorrow, actually looking forward to it. Spent today tiding up some loose and running errands. Laptop went with Amanda so she could work on some algebra so I have no pics to post until after she gets home later tonight.

Menu Monday

Monday- Baked Ziti
Tuesday-BBQ grilled chicken and carrots with rice
Wednesday- Grilled London Broil with baked potatoes and green beans
Thursday- Tuna Noodle Casserole
Friday- Macaroni and cheese with Hot dogs( everyone has plans so it will be get it when you are home)
Saturday-Sour Cream pork chops, mashed potatoes and corn

Working a a layout for the Color Room Palette #14 and then hoping to get started on my class for the August Crop over at ACOT.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I love sketches and when Bo-Bunny posted this sketch last week I knew I had to do a layout for it. The biggest problem I had was which of their awesome new lines laying on my desk I should use. I settled upon the Peacock Lane line with all it happy bright purples and blues. Not only did they compliment this photo of Amanda right after she had her braces put on, but they are her favorite colors as well.

I used Bo-Bunny chunky letters that inked in a matching purple then topped with glass microbeads. Although you cannot see it in the scan. I also ran a row of the microbeads along the top and bottom edge of the polka dot paper.

I will have many more layouts to share tonight and tomorrow as I have been a scrapping fool. Hope you are having a good weekend.

I married a dog!

When I first saw this weeks sketch for Sketchy Thursday, I was not sure what pictures or paper I was going to use. Then last night as I was looking for different pictures, I set these 2 pics down on top of my stack of newer papers and matched and I was off to work.
I am sure my hubby will not be happy when he sees this title but...oh well!

Sorry about the bad scan.....I really need a new scanner.......a 12x12 one would be really cool....hint hint hubby!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

PIctures from the 4th...finally

Finally I am able to get some photos from the 4th uploaded...we had a block party with about 50 people even though it was a cloudy drizzly day everyone had a great time.

Even the little ones were a bit to loud for my neighbor Sean
Darts was the game of the day since it was a bit dreary outside

Very patriotic!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

blogger being cranky

and will not let me upload my 4th will have to do it tomorrow with wordless Wednesday when we get home from tubing

Rain Rain Rain

Yep...we have had a lot of rain the last week, but I am not complaining. I am actually enjoying the rain! I have cleaned a few closets and drawers, enjoyed some movies and scrapped a bunch. It had been nice to not have the sun blaring and the temp rising.

summer simple pleasures :tubing Rock Springs and sleeping in

scrapping : the 4th, my girls and lots of Bo-bunny

seeking :a cure to keep my mattress from moving

listening :103.5 USA country... Carrie Underwood and Luke Ryan

deciding :what to pack for our picnic lunch tomorrow

wearing : khaki shorts and brown blouse-on tee

debating : which new punch I should buy with my coupon to M's

hoping : for sunshine and happy times on our tubing trip tomorrow

entering : SHS Eagles into the Pepsi Refresh project to hope to get them some much needed funds to improve the band program

waiting :for the rain again...the thunder is rolling and the skies are black

making : a list of things to scrap before the crop over at A Cherry on Top next month

Menu Monday...I know it is Tuesday..

Tuesday-Fajitas from the left over chicken from the 4th

Wednesday- Cowboy burgers and fries

Thursday-- Spaghetti and meatballs

Friday--take out Pizza

Saturday-- Sour Cream Pork chops

Sunday- Beer Can Chicken and grilled veggies

Hope you have a great day... will post pics from the 4th in a bit....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Flowers on friday

make sure to check out my latest Flowers on Friday tutorial at A Cherry on This week is an awesome one for all those summer layouts.

On a side note...I am really missing my Kimmy as she has been at her Grandma's for 3 days now...I know she will be home less than 3 hours and I will want to send her back...but for right now I am missing her. I even felt guilty going out last night to get a Sonic Creamslush and not getting something for her....

Vacation starts at 7:30 days off and I can't wait. I have lots on my scrappy plate to accomplish. I even have a list of photos to take , now if only my subjects will cooperate.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and safe holiday weekend! Ours is starting off a bit wet and soggy but hopefully it will clear for our street party on Sunday!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

trying this yet agian....

I know I keep starting and stopping at this blogging thing.....but I really do want to have a good blog and I really do want to keep it hopefuly this time????

Be sure to check out A Cherry on Top's July monthly challenge's here...they have some great ones this month!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sassy Little sketches

Sassy Lil sketches
is a terrific new blog sketch site with some fantastic sketches. Here are the first 2 sketches I did, while we wait for the first official sketch on the 7th. I can't wait to see what they have for us.
Above I turned the sketch to the side, below I kept it true to the sketch.

Starting a little cath-up

This weeks Sketchy Thursday was fabulous, and I had a hard time choosing which pictures to use was such a versatile sketch I had many many ideas. I decided to go with some of my older photos that I have been working on. Thanks ladies for a great sketch, can't wait to see the next one.

Monday, January 25, 2010

some layouts to share

First is this one I did during the overtime of the footbal game the other night.
This one is for Creative Scrapper #87.
I love using many photos and this was the perfect sketch.

Here is the one I did for this weeks Sketchy Thursdays sketch...gotta love the circles.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

project 365 update,,

I have been busy taking pictures, but just did not get time to get anything uploaded.

Here is day 23...

Beads Beads Beads and more Beads....thats what you get after a day at Gasparilla. This was out 10th straight year going and it was as fun as ever. already looking forward to next year.

Day 22
Amanda and Hannah playing on the computer....just another Friday night.

Day 21
Today our 2010 census came....should be fun to fill out. Atleast I will not have to do it for another 10 years.

Day 20
Kimmy talking on the phone, to a friend from school. This was one of the first times this has happened.

Today is just a lazy, recovery day. I did finish a layout that i will post shortly, but right now i am chilling out watching some football. Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a good week.

Make sure you check out some great reveals this week over at A cherry on Top, the CT has been working hard on these just for you. This is also going to be a great week with some really cool giveaways from Kristin and Heidi...while they are away at CHA. Make sure you check in on all the great threads Sus has going as well.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Project 365 days 18 and 19

Day 18
My mom called and wanted to go threw some of the older photos we have, and the ones that were my grandmothers. Amanda joined me, and had fun learning lots of family things she did not know.
Day 19
Yep that is a chicken nugget she is dipping into her Wendy's Frosty. She has done this forever and does not like to eat nuggets from anyplace else, because she has nothing to dip them into.

A little girl at 10...

I was so happy to see the new Sketch This #96 was up. I love Janelle's sketches. Had a blast using up some of my last Collage Press scraps.


Did this one for this weeks Sketchy Thursdays sketch, I loved this Origins line by Basic Grey, the colors are terrific. The Prima velvet flower brads are also fabulous, I can not wait to get some more in my stash.

Been scrapping....

I did this one after going threw old photos with my mom and Amanda the other day. My 4th grade class pic. I used the Creative Scrappers sketch for their 24 hour contest, but I did not get it uploaded in time.

Blogger is giving me a headache this morning so everything is going to be in separate posts I guess.

More to come in a minute, just need to get them uploaded. Along with my last few days of project 365.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The weekend is almost over ....

and I did not get anything accomplished, not that I normally do when I am working. tomorrow is another day, and since my mojo is working I am hoping to lasso a little bit of free time to finish the layouts I have in my head.

Project 365 2010
Day 14
Kimmy enjoying a meatloaf and mashed potatoes MRE that she got from Grumpa Chuck. She was suprised at good it was, and it made her stop and think about the soldiers out there eating just this every day. She also thought the fact the "toffee rolls" were Tootsie rolls was hilarious.

Day 15
Amanda and Hannah donned their funky 3-d glasses to catch the late showing of Avatar...according to them the best movie ever made.

Day 16
While I was getting ready for work this morning I was very surprised by the amount of "smell good" stuff that the girls had in their bathroom, especially since almost all perfumes give me an instant migraine headache.

Day 17
The Sunday paper, something I usually only get every other Sunday when I am at work. If I have the day off, we usually get to late of a start to get one.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed some football playoff week should be atleast one good game.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A layout and 365 days 12 and 13

This layout is for a sketch blog that I found recently and have completely fallen in love with...Sketchy Thursdays. I loved using bubble wrap and Stickles, along with this awesome line from Glitz Designs, called Plum Crazy. Purple is not a color I would normally scrap with, but I love this line.

Day 12
Dan and I went to the park today for a picnic lunch, at the park where we got married.

Day 11
Kimmy finished up her drawing of a Littlest pet shop...she did a fabulous job