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!