Sunday, October 28, 2007


I am so excited!!! I have been waiting for a few days to spill the beans and today I finally can!!!! I entered a challenge at the Sisterhood of Scrap and was chosen as a SISTER for the week of Oct 28-Nov 3!!!! Here is a link to check it out:

Saturday, October 27, 2007


WOW how time flies these days! It's been over a week since I've posted and I have so much to say! LOL

CSS NEWS: The BOO BASH CROP at Creative Scrap Shack was AMAZING and so FUN! We had a great turnout and we all really enjoyed welcoming some new members! The challenges were so creative and different and the creations made by the members for these challenges are out of this world! Carman is still adding product to the 50% off section and new items are arriving almost daily!!!!

KID NEWS: My kids ROCK!!! They really and truly do. I cannot imagine a day in my life without them, even when some days are tense and a little out of control! All in all, they are happy and they make me so very happy and honored to be called MOM! They both recently had testing again in taekwondo and DS received his purple belt and DD has moved up to camo belt, which means she gets to start sparring! She is so pumped and ready for this! Check out these pics of them proudly displaying their new belts:


HALLOWEEN PARTY: Tonight we celebrated Halloween a little early with a party at our karate school! I dressed up with the kids and we had a blast! This is my first "official" Halloween party in my 32 years....but my second if I count DS's bday party one year that was a costume party! We had gumbo, yummy treats, a haunted forest, a pinata and lots and LOTS of great company! Check us out:

I was Athena, DD was a Barbie Cheerleader and DS was Peter of Narnia! They had a costume contest for each age group and BOTH of my kids WON!!!! They were so excited and I was beaming from ear to ear!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Now that I have that song in your over to Creative Scrap Shack for some football themed CHALLENGES! The DT has been hard at work preparing for the big "game"!!!! It's going to be totally fun and of course a prize for a lucky participant!!!!

Here is my CONCESSION STAND creation (inspired by Chris Pozzi's October Map--link below):

TICKETS.....GET YOUR TICKETS!!! My other challenge is to make a ticket....any theme, any style!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Gosh where do I start??

CREATIVE SCRAP SHACK......things are just amazing here and if you haven't visited the Shack, you must! It's totally fun and filled with so much inspiration and wonderful ladies it's unreal! We've revealed our October creations and our CHALLENGES will be posted October 15!!! These are based on a theme and so FUN!!!! You must check it out!!

Also at the Shack......our HALLOWEEN BOO BASH CROP!!!! Saturday, October 20 starting at 9 a.m. Central time!!! You don't want to miss this!

MY KIDS......well, they just ROCK!!! Last weekend we went to Ruston, LA for the "Rip through Ruston" karate tournament and they were AWESOME! I am so proud of both of them! DD shined and won her trophy for "Best Black Belt Attitude"!!! She looked adorable with her matching bow I made!

DS ROCKED this tourney! He placed 1st in Weapons; 3rd in Sparring and 3rd in Forms! He was really hard on himself after forms.....he was tied and had to redo his form and he almost fell coming off of a step-reverse side kick. He broke down as soon as he finished, but he collected himself like a CHAMP and hammered his weapons form (which truly does rock!). Sparring has been his most difficult task because of his personality and he totally left that outside the rink. He has a huge bruise on his elbow ( cuz they sparred on a wooden gym floor ) but is so proud of that bruise! LOL

Here they are with their trophies.....aren't they just adorable??!!!?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Zarah TAGGED Me!!!!

Well, what a surprise.....a tag from my dear swedish friend, Zarah!

The rules are as follows:
1) Link to the "tagger" & post the rules.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself- random / weird facts.
3) Tag 7 people & link to them.
4) Leave comments on their blogs, so they know they've been tagged.

So, if I tag you.....follow those rules!!!!! goes....

1) I graduated from high school and started college 2 weeks age 19, I had a degree in Radiologic Technology!!

2) I will only swim in clear waters....muddy waters scare me! ;)

3) I have met 3 online scrapping friends in Illinois!!!

4) I was the tallest girl in my school until the 8th grade.....I was 5'7" and a girl moved to the area who was about 5'10".....YIKES!!!!!!!!

5) If I were rich, I'd travel the world and visit as many countries as possible.

6) I am one of 38 grandchildren!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7) Christmas is my favorite time of the year!

Ok....mine are nothing unusual....I'm quite boring, let's see who I will tag......hmmm......

Kim, Shelley, Tam, Jenelle, Ellen, Martha, and've been tagged!!!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Well, I have FINALLY done it! I made some hair bows with success....thanks to my buddy Shelley May!!! She told me about "Ribbon Retreat" and I finally have the right instructions! I made 3 and I plan on making a whole lot more!!!!

This bow was made specifically for DD for her karate tournament this weekend! She's a yellow a girl has to match right??!!!? ;)

This is one she wore to school today! I love the 2 tones and of course she looked totally cute! LOL

And this was my first's 3 bows stacked into one!!! The flash turned the PINK dots white, but it's brown ribbon with pink dots!

So, if I can make bows....ANYONE can!!! LOL

Monday, October 1, 2007


The October Kit at the CREATIVE SCRAP SHACK was designed by Senior DT members Tam and Terrie! They ROCKED this kit design and I had SO much fun creating with the rich and beautiful papers and elements! I added some Fancy Pants felt, which is available in the CSS Store! Thank you for taking a moment to look at my reveal!!!!!

My Layouts:

My Cards:
I was able to make 3 cards with this kit (and I still have a little for at least 2 more cards!)

My Mini Album:

To view this little Mini Album of my trip with my DH to Phuket, Thailand please click here:

Now the October kit has been revealed, you MUST run to the CSS Store to get the NOVEMBER KIT!!! It's GORGEOUS and packed with so many yummy items!!!! Run here to get it: