Monday, July 30, 2007

Handmade Party Hats

I have to share this because it just really makes my heart smile! Yesterday while I was scrapping, DD was doing her crafts! She walks into the office holding 3 handmade party hats for the bday party Saturday!!!! I am so proud of her and she was so very proud of herself! She's made 9 total for her friends to wear!!!! Here are the hats......

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She's been crafting since she was 2 and her creativity never ceases to amaze me! I love seeing how she can express herself through art!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Final CSS DT Call Creation Posted!!!

WHEW!! I am finished! Boy this last LO really had me going! I really wanted to use this particular picture of my DD for this LO which was using at least 3 different techniques. I was really getting annoyed because I didn't think I had the right paper to use for it....then I dove into my stash and found some!!! I am very happy with the outcome of this LO and everything I have created for this call! Whether I make the team or not isn't what ultimately matters....I was challenged for this call unlike any other since usually they want you to submit your "best" work! I loved this call and truly enjoyed what they made us do!!!! Thanks for checking out my work and the comments you've all left....I truly appreciate it!!!! And without further is the last LO I've created for the call......

The techniques I used were: stamping, tearing, inking, and chalking!!! TFL!!!!

OY....almost forgot my "excitement"....ROFL.....I broke my pinky toe!!!! Long story short: DD left her stool in the blasted through the kitchen in the dark....WHAM...toe meets wooden stool and Mom nearly hit the floor!!! it's just a pitiful, purple little toe!!!! But, alas, I have things to do and people to take care and most baby girl's 5th birthday to worry this little toe will not slow me down!!! LOL

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2007


I am so very excited!!! I posted my layout below "True Beauty" to the Basic Grey idea gallery and they PICKED IT UP!!!! I am very excited! Here is the link if you'd like to see it in the gallery:

Thank you for sharing my toot with me!!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My Challenge for CSS DT Call

One of the required creations for the CSS DT Call was to make a challenge and present it to the members. This is mine:

Have you ever made a flower using a transparency??!!!? If not, here's your chance and if you have, here's your chance to do it again!!!

1. Hand draw or trace a flower....ANY FLOWER....onto a transparency. PAINT the transparency...either the entire thing, the outline, certain parts....but I must see some paint!!!

2. LOs can be 8x8 or larger only please!

3. Use at least 2 photos on your LO!


This is my creation for the challenge and I LOVE it!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

PageMaps Toot!!

With all this insomniac activity happening today, I have totally forgotten that I have been asked to create a card for Becky Fleck's September CardMaps!!!! I was published in May and she'd been trying to email me but I wasn't receiving them :(, so I got paranoid and thought maybe she didn't like my I emailed her and politely asked if I were still on the contributor list! She said YES and she'd been trying to reach me!!!! WHEW!!!! I can't share my creation with you all until the September newsletter comes out, but I promise to post a link once the newsletter is complete!!!!

UPDATE on the Insomnia: ROFLMBO.....Ok, well, after I ate lunch and made a quick Walmart run, I began to fade with RAPID SPEED! It actually brought back memories of nights out with a tad too much to drink and all your body wants to do is shut down. So, we got home, I asked the kids to PLEEEEEEASE let me sleep......I LOVE MY ANGELS!!! I slept for about 2 hours...enough to energize me and keep me focused on driving and DS's karate class AND get home to make some quick mac&cheese. I am about to get comfy because I am slowly going down....LOL Guess I won't be scrapping tonight; but I will get to veg out with my kiddos!! LOL

Insomnia SUCKS!

Okay, I have never had true insomnia and tonight/today I have experienced it. UGH!! I have been having trouble sleeping through the night for months now, but I always sleep enough and feel rested most days. Last night, I went to bed around midnight and laid there for 2 up.....went back to bed around 3 a.m. Laid there some more....dozed off for a bit, then the bladder called my name....UGH!!! So here it is 7:30 a.m. and I am still awake!!! ACCCKKKKKKKK!!! I should just go shower, get the kids up...go to Walmart so I can try to nap because we have karate later this evening. If it weren't for my burning, dry eyes, I'd be okay! LOL
Ok...enough whining! Here are 3 of my 5 DT call entries for Creative Scrap Shack! My fav is the LO of my beautiful daughter! Please check them out....TFL!!!

I used Basic Grey Perhaps as my Showcase Product and I loved using it!!! TFL!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Blog Challenge from Amanda L. at CSS

Her Challenge Question: What would you do if you didn't scrap?

Honestly, I have NO idea what my answer would be. I know before I found scrapping and I had stopped working, I watched ALOT of HGTV and cooking shows....ROFL....guess that explains my weight gain I experienced that first year without working!!! LOL This question is rather difficult to answer (just like what did I do before I had kids) because I usually try to scrap several times a week between running errands and doing house duties. The times I don't scrap are when my DH is home because I try spend as much quality time with him as possible.

So, how about you......what would you do if you didn't scrap???????


Now to my post for today! Well, it was quite a day for us! We really didn't do anything really special today until karate! DS kicked his way to the brown board and almost broke the black board.....YES THE BLACK BOARD...a.k.a. the hardest board to break!!! He did a front kick and well.....kicked booty!!! He was so excited and so very proud, as he should be!

I also received an email from a very dear friend of mine who lives near Dallas and it seems I will get to visit her and finally meet her twin angel girls when we venture that way in late August for a karate tournament!!! I am so excited! I haven't seen her in about 8 years, but we've kept in touch through years via mail and email! We met in xray school and have been great friends ever since.....and the best news is that they are thinking of moving back to Orange, TX .....which mean she'll be CLOSE TO ME!!!! Wonder if she's started scrapbooking yet??!!!??

So, my day was just awesome after about 4 p.m.!!! LOL I have completed 3 of the 5 DT Call assignments and I plan to finish the rest by week's end! Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Finally HOME!!!!!

We finally made it home around 3 p.m. today! Traveling to Victoria yesterday was so nice and there was hardly any traffic.....and I was an hour AHEAD of my leave time!!! WOOHOOO! LOL

The baby shower was nice and there were lots of presents for my SIL! What I loved most about my trip was seeing some of DH's family that I haven't seen in over a year. We were able to visit with our fav aunt and uncle for a few minutes too. Sometimes I wished I lived in Houston so I wouldn't be so far from them. The kids were AWESOME and such great little travelers, considering there wasn't much for kids to do...LOL!

Today we headed out around 10 a.m. and stopped at Borders Bookstore for DS a new book....of course DD has a new book too! DS just finished reading the entire serious of Narnia, so he's decided to start on Phantom Stallions now! He's barely 10 and on a 6th grade reading level! I'm so proud!

After not sleeping very well last night, I crashed on the sofa for 2 hours after unpacking....boy I needed it! The kids finally left me alone and I was able to rest! Now I am starting on my DT items to submit for the CSS DT call! I guess this is it for now!

Friday, July 20, 2007

MIA Saturday

Well, the weekend it upon us and I will be heading out of town Saturday morning. I have a baby shower to attend for a family member and since it's so far away, we have to stay overnight. What I hate is that I have NO laptop so I can't access anything while sitting in the hotel room in the evening.

I have a great pic to share of DS in his sparring gear, but I have to resize, etc. so once that is done, I will share with you all! Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Wow it's Wednesday already! I should be cleaning, but I have literally sat here most of the morning to post and submit for a new DT call.....yep....I said another! There is a call going on for Simply Obsessed! They are brand spanking new and have really cool looking kits. Check it out here: I am not that confident that I will be on either team, but it's worth a shot right??!!!?

My friend Amanda won the guest spot at Paper Trunk....check it out here: CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA!!!!! I can't wait to see your creations with these papers!!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It's a Beautiful Day!

Finally...THE SUN IS SHINING! So far, my day has been pretty great. Missing my hubby like there is no tomorrow, but overall, it's a great day. The kids are happy and behaving! Had to take the girl to get a tooth sealed at the dentist and she did GREAT!! Makes me sad in a way how fast she is growing up. We scheduled her bday party at Michael's!!! I bet this is going to be quite fun and interesting! ;)

Here's a LO I made last night! Love how it turned out! Enjoy your day everyone! HUGS!

Monday, July 16, 2007

It's Monday.....

Oh I hate Monday! I have to get my booty in gear and clean this house. I did light cleaning throughout last week, but it's time to put some muscle behind it and really CLEAN!

I wanted to give a shout out to my WeB girls that sell some pretty cool stuff! If you visit my blog, Holly and Jen have some really cool things they make and sell. Holly makes these BEAUTIFUL have to check her out! Jen makes EMBELLIE bags and sells them for a GREAT price!! I haven't purchased anything from them, but I have seen the stuff and well, if my LSS closes....I'll be getting my embellies from Jen! Holly is going to send me a few buttons, so I'll post a pic so you all can ooh and aah over them!!!! She's on to something BIG!!!

Oh yeah...can't leave out my CSS gal Tam! She makes little albums/gift tags, etc and has a little store too! Her style is very unique! Give her a visit too!!!!

Well, not much to write home about it is only 9:15 a.m. here, but I wanted to share my latest creation! I love STICKLES!!! Tanner thinks it made the waves look really cool! We were at one of our local beaches and had our first picnic that day too!! TFL!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

CSS DT Call!!!

What a FUN night!!! The Bonfire chat at CSS was a BLAST!!! Congratulations again to Tami Floyd who won their "Big Kahuna" contest. It was 7 weeks of very INTENSE scrapping!!! She's a great scrapper...check out her blog!

They've opened a new DT call and I think I am going to try out! I love this place so much and I have many many close friends there. If anything, it will challenge me to create something new!!! I'll keep you posted on what happens from there!!!!

Hope your Sunday was wonderful! Mine was....just missing my man! HUGS!

3 Bugs in a Rug Contest - CSS

Creative Scrap Shack held a contest sponsored by 3 Bugs in a Rug and I WON!! You cannot imagine how excited and happy I am. It's not because of the wonderful prizes, but the LO that I entered. It's something so very personal and dear to me. My baby girl loves the song "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw and she misses her Daddy even more when she hears it. Anyhow, this is my LO.....hope you like it too!

Journal reads:
"...go on take on this whole world, but to me you know you'll always be, MY LITTLE GIRL..."
Keileigh, the first time you heard this song by Tim McGraw, your eyes filled up with tears and you cried for Daddy. You said this was your song about you and Daddy. I can't hear this song without getting emotional because a girl your age should not be able to comprehend a song of this magnitude- but you do! This will always be you & Daddy's song. No matter where you are and no matter what you do in life, you will for certain always be Daddy's Little Girl!
Pictures taken: Xmas Day 2002, Nov. 11, 2004, Summer 2004
Quote reads: Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to his parents. -Abraham Lincoln


Well...I am finally here....I have entered the blog world!!! I am scared as hell, but I have enough friends to help me out!