Friday, December 31, 2010
Welcome to 2011!!! Hope everyones had a good evening so far. I worked today, came home and saw my children for a while, they went to bed. I popped a DVD into my computer here and started scrapping. Cant pass up an opportunity to scrap, So I took an old hard back book and cut the pages out. I've seen this done before and wanted to try it myself, so I did.lol Well I cut out the pages, covered the book with beautiful Websters pages papers. This being my first time, I made some mistakes, or I guess I should say things I would do differently next time. Well after I covered the book with papers, I inked it and then sewed in my pages, witch are water color paper. Then I cut some pretty little things from the Websters pages paper and added them as embellishments. Well its getting late and I have to be at work early in the A.M. so I'm going to call it a night, but I thought I'd post it and let y'all see it. I'm not finished with it yet, I'll add more later. and once Im done I'll post the finished project. Happy New years everyone!!!!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I had pictures to post of the tree, but I cant believe I'm going to say thins, but I left my camera at my parents house. So it looks like I'll have to make a trip that way again today! lol I'm never with out my camera so this is odd. The kids are in the living room playing with remote control cars and having a blast and I don't have a camera to take pictures. But I'm sure they'll be playing with them for a while.
But one thing I can say for out family, even though were grown with our own kids we've stuck to the same traditions. On Christmas day when we were kids we had to wait to open our presents until our parents had there first cup of coffee, then my dad would pass out all our gifts, once he'd passed everything out we'd start opening. Well we did the same thing this year, with all of us being at there house. Not sure what my sister dose at her house but we do the same at my house for Christmas. I like tradition. I did, however miss my brothers and there families! I'm hoping that one year in the near future will ALL get to be together for Christmas!
Ok so on a different note....I watch Marion Smiths ustream channel, if you haven't watched her you really, REALLY need to check her out! Anyways.... She kinda issued a challenge on her show the other day. Were all trying to get to know each other better so she wants us to try and post a youtube video or ustream video, I'll have to check again. But one video for every day of January. It can be of anything, just so we get to know each other a little better, a little insight to each others life's I guess. I think its kinda cool, I'm looking forward to it. My only problem is that I don't have a web cam. I might attempt to use the recording on my cannon and see if that will work. I'm going to test this before January 1st. lol. But So far my thoughts are to do videos on projects I haven't finished and try to finish those on the little videos and if I run out of those, then I have a folder on my computer that's got things in it that I've been wanting to do, so maybe this will be a way for me to do that, a little push,lol!! Well off to get some stuff done before I have to go into work this afternoon, short lived little vacation from work, hu?? Oh well I was with my family on Christmas, we got to celebrate together, that's all that matters. Again I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and God bless!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Then there was black Friday!! Fun, fun.Not really though, I had to work black Friday and that was interesting,lol I didnt have to be there 1st thing in the morning, thank God!! But it was still hectic enough. And were still trying to get everything back to they way its suppose to be.
But enough about that...... Not a ton of scrapping going on here lately. My little ones were sick, then me. And then it was kinda like my Mojo just disappeared, so for the last week I've been non-creative..... But that hasn't stopped me from buying scrapping goodies!! lol. I have tons I've got and want to play with.I've been searching on the net for challenges and checking out other blogs for inspiration. I think I might have found some, so I'm going to try and jump on that tonight.
I'm going to try and start posting more often, hope that will stick. That's my plan for now. Off to laze around and spend some time with the kiddos.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I've been trying to rationalize with myself on doing this, I know I scrap for fun and to keep my memories in a way that I think is pretty and will preserve them. And I have a few family members that expect to get layouts or mini albums for almost every holiday, so I usually have some laying around. So I think I might do it and see how it goes....... lol trying to convince myself I guess! Well I'll just start out with making a banner and avatar for my shop and then will see where I go from there.......
Friday, October 15, 2010
I have to say I’ve also had some fun going on too. Like I said I had family move back, that’s been in the last 2 weeks, and it’s great. My sister and her little girl are here now!! I’m loving it!! I’m getting to see my sister more and getting to know my niece more as well and it’s great. Me and my sister have been making bows for her little girl, so that’s been kind of new and fun!
But I’ve been scrapbooking too!! Lol. I think I’ve made like eight mini albums, well one is an art journal, and I’ve done some page layouts and some altered art stuff. I’m kind of a night owl, lol. So when everyone’s asleep, I get to get some of my fun stuff done, no interruption.
But since its been so long since I’ve blogged, I thought I’d share a few parts of the things I’ve been doing. And I have tons more that I’ll be sharing soon. So anyways, here are some bits and pieces of my projects…..
Ok so I know its bits and pieces here and there. I didnt show a full album, but I have tons that I've done. And there are so many scrapbook lines that I've bought and need to use!! More and more to come!!
I've been playing around with the challenge Websters pages has issued. Webster's Pages October Monthly Challenge: Dress a Dress Form. As soon as I'm finished I'll post pictures of it as well! Well that's all for now. Back again soon.
Monday, September 6, 2010
I've got to play with some of the new Basic Grey, love it as well. And all of the new Glimmer mists, glimmer glam, glimmer glaze and chalk board glimmer mist. There all so fun to play with. I love the bigger glitter in the glam and I love the way you can paint with the glaze and it looks so cute, I love the gloss sheen it leaves. And I love that the chalk board GM is so fun, to me it seems like it leaves more color behind. Crate papers new stuff is great! I've got to see it in person and like it even more then when I saw it on the computer, and Graphic 45, OMG!! I thought I loved steam punk debutant when I saw it on the computer, but I saw it Saturday for the 1st time in person and I can not wait to play with it!! Its so beautiful! There are so many things still out there that I haven't got to play with yet, but theirs still plenty of time for that.
I got to go scrapbooking this past weekend at my LSS, Scrapbook Corner, They had a Labor Day weekend crop, and it was so fun to get to go and be around all the scrapping fun. I got quite a few projects started but nothing really finished, lol! But I plan to have them finished by the end of the week. I have I think 4 single page LO's and a mini album. Oh I love the new Maya roads stuff too!! Cant get enough!! lol
So I'm going to say, I'll have my pictures up by the end of the week, and I'll also try to get pictures of my book made with the BoBunny Whoo-ligans line. So hope you stop by later to see!! Off to have some more fun!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I got some of the new Tim Holtz papers about a week ago and I love them! Tim Holtz rules! lol The one I did this mini with is Lost and Found. I'm going to have to get some more of this! I like grunge and when I saw this paper it was like, Swoon..... lol I had fun with it though. I just wish I could have fit all of the pages in it! When I actually got it done I couldn't fit all of the pages in it, I even added one of Tim Holtzs knobs and put a closure on it to hold it better,lol but still only 6 of the pages fit in. I guess I could stick the rest of the pages in, but it doesn't close at all that way,hummmmm. Maybe I'll make another mini.... the possibility... :)
And here is a page I did of my sister and her little girl, it was for a sketch challenge online and I thought these pictures were perfect for this layout. Now I have to make sure my sister doesn't get her hands on it!! lol
And then here's a layout I did of me and my hubby. Its a little different then most of my LO's. I've played with transparency's before but this LO is on a transparency. I love the look of the LO's on transparency's. Anyways I think I've talked enough for now,lol, I tend to be long winded and I guess that even goes over to typing! But here's my last LO for the day.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I've been searching the web and looking at all of the new stuff from the new CHA release. And I cant wait till some of it hits the stores!! I'm already putting money back form my scrap habit!
I want pretty much everything from Prima!!! There masks are great and cant wait to play with those! The papers are great and the flowers and trims and the new albums!!! OMG cant wait!
Pink Paislee, Maya Roads, Creat paper, Tim Holtz, Websters pages, BoBunny, Graphic 45,
and so many more!!
I probably have an opinion about just about every line that's coming out!lol I love to scrapbook! There are so many lines that I want, I need to get a job! Just to support my habit! lol
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I've made some stuff and wanted to get the pictures on here, but when I put my memory card in my computer it BROKE!!!! In the little slot where it goes. I don't know what I'm going to do about it, I was going to take it some where but I was suppose to be leaving with my husband to go on a little vacation/some classes for his work. Well I was fallowing him down and I got in a wreck. I swerved to miss a semi, went around the back of the semi and into a pretty deep ditch. It damaged the car enough to where in would take a while to fix, so I didnt get to go.:( I did get to spend that day in the ER though. God had to have been watching over me, because I made it out with whip lash and a lower lumbar strain. It would have been so much worse. When I got home from that I had a house full of guest,lol, we had a bunch of family come into town, they were suppose to stay at my parents, but since I was back we decided to have some come and stay with me. That was nice and once everyone left after that week, my kids got sick! lol always something....
So now I have a sick little one, hes had a high fever and been trowing up, so I took him to the doctor and its all from an ear infection. But hes on meds now and should be fine soon! Thank God!! So now to getting my computer fixed!! So hopefully I'll get some new stuff posted soon!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Everything's kinds out of order here, so I guess I'll go backwards, already did Sunday so here's Saturday then Friday,lol. Well Saturday we added a new addition to our family. We got a dog! He's an adorable little chocolate lab and his name is Bo. The kids love him and begged me to bring him home and with me loving animals like I do, we brought him home with us,lol. And he's learning fast! We've had him 5 days now and he sits and stays when told to. But he doesn't like to be left alone, he'll whine and howl a little,lol. But he's so sweet!!
In his picture here, he'd been outside with us playing in the sprinkler! lol.
And on Friday I played with some lace, trims and some satin to make little flowers. They were fun and I think I might make some more.
They turned out pretty good, I think. The bigger ones are good as pins. I attached a few to some purses I have and even some shits and plain tanks I have. Just a little something to spice em' up a little,lol. Well off to scrap some more!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
But last night I went to the movies with 3 of my friends and it was great! I know that the new one, Eclipse didnt come out till today, but we went and watched all three in a row! lol. I personally own the 2 that are already out on dvd, but it was fun to watch them on the big screen again. I have to say though, sitting that long dose kinda hurt the bum.lol. But it was worth it! We started the first one at 7:17pm last night and they continued until 12:08 this morning when the newest one started. I got my parents to watch the kids, so it was nice to be out with some friends and watch the movies. The theater was packed and there were like 5-7 of the theaters covering the movie!lol. I think I was one of the only people there without any twilight gear on me though, Oh well.lol. I cant wait to added it to my dvd collection when it comes out.
I haven't scrapbooked anything twilight yet,hummmm. So I think that's something I'm going to have to do! lol. Hummmmm, wonder what to do?? Well I guess I'll figure something out and when I do I'll post it here.:) Anyone else interested in doing a Twilight themed LO and want to share, post a link in the comments! :) Well off to make lunch and then to start creating!
Friday, June 18, 2010
We had our first visitor of this summer! We were inside and herd our dogs barking out side, we went out in the back yard an found a cute little turtle making his way to the pond! He was too cute! We watched him walk around the yard, and they aren't slow! It was funny because the dogs were scared of this little bitty turtle! lol But we've had quite a few in the yard now, along with some bunnies and deer. Its fun to see the animals and the kids love it!
Now, to get some more scrapping done?? Its a little hard when your away from home.We are away for a few day, well me and the kids at least, but I brought some scrapping with me to do after they go to sleep.lol. Hope I get some done! I miss having my desk, like i have at home. Well I'll post more when I get home! Sorry for being MIA
Hope everyone's having a fun summer so far!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Well she is great!! And has tons of great ideas!! She also dose classes for Live with Prima too, http://www.livewithprima.com/
As do some other very talented ladies!! But you need to check both sites out!!
But Marion did a class the other night that was a tribute to Tim Holtz. Everything was totally grungafied!! And it was so great, so I thought I might try my hand at it! I’m completely into anything distressed or gruged up! Well I didn’t have everything that was needed so I’m improvising. Marion used color wash for soaking her pages in, but I don’t have it right now and I cant run to Michael’s or HobLob right now to get it, so I’m improvising with glimmer mist, witch when I asked Marion, she told me I’d have to use quite a bit, and I did, but I used a mixture of colors, so will see how it looks when it comes out of the dryer! And I’m also trying paint. Just regular acrylic paint, I’m pretty sure once that’s done it will be more pronounced, but will see. By the way I’m writing this as I’m going!lol
(Both pictures above are done with Glimmer mist water)
Ok so I thought that the paint water would come out darker and everything, but when I put it in the dryer it was really light, but I guess I’ll see when it comes out. But on the other hand, I’m totally LOVEING the papers I did with the glimmer mist water!! It looks distressed and its also shimmery! Love it! Now lets see if I can get the stitching down!
Ok, so I had a few problems with the stitching, but its all good I’ll be trying it again!! I have to get more water color paper!! I also didn’t have the sponge applicator, so I had to improvise with that too, but I still like the way my 1st little book turned out, so far at least. I’m heading to Michael’s here in a few hours to pick up some of that extra thick embossing enamel! I’m excited about that. I love new things, I think I said that before, but any ways. I need to get some more of the Tim Holtz distressing ink pads, I love these and I’ve used my brushed corduroy so much that it seems kinds dry,lol. Tim to go shopping! Hahaha. I need some of the color wash, bad! I’m liking that effect the glimmer mist and water had so much more then the paint and waster, so I need something stronger to use so I don’t use all of my glimmer mist!
Ok well I love my 1st book! I love the way it turned out, the coloring is great, I love the distressed look to it and the look of the pages is great! The only thing I’m not to hot about is that fact that when I used the embossing powder and then heated it, it looks like the grunge board shrunk. I really don’t think it did, but in the show Marion did, she said over time when you use it and stuff it will go back to normal, so its all good! Lol Love this and I will be doing it again! Actually I need to go finish the other one I started but I think I’m going to have to get color wash first, I really don’t like the way the paper turned out with the paint water. So that will be done later.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Oh ok, So I say there's not been a lot going on, But there has been. We got my parents pool up and running, so we've been in it quite a bit, my oldest son graduated from Pre-K, And that was so cute! They did such a great program, it was so fun to watch! I also got a TON of fabric at a yard sale. These girls owned a fabric store and closed it down, so they had a yard sale and decided to get rid of it, and at a great price! I got a ton of Amy Butler fabric and Basic grey. I love them and I got a sewing machine for mothers day so I've started on a quilt already too.lol Well heres a little picture of a small portion of what I got! I'll post more when I get one done. I'm in the process of finishing a Basic Grey quilt with the sultry line. Love it!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I also made something for my sister for mothers day. I had taken a Donna Downey class that worked with canvas and that was my first time, well I liked it so much that I decided to use canvases to make something for her for Mothers day. I used and embroidery hoop and made a cute, ( in my opinion), little display with her daughter in a little fairy costume.
Off to get ready for the birthday party, night all.......
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Last Friday the weather here got terrible! We had tornado's all over the place, thunder and lightning storms and lots of rain!I was one of the ones with a bursting ear drum and its not been fun at all. My mom was actually in the process of taking me to the ER when we saw bad rotation and the tornado coming down, my mom asked me if I could deal with the pain and I said yeah and to hall butt home! We did and that tornado touched down to the right of where we saw it. That was crazy! We made it to my parents house, witch was where my kids were sleeping at the time because of me going to the ER. Well we got them and my dad helped us all get into the storm shelter. We stayed in the storm shelter until after midnight. That was the 1st time ever for me being in a storm shelter. But I'm just glad that we had it to go into.
Well the next morning I went to the doctor, most of the pain I had been in all night before was pretty much gone and sure enough I had a busted eardrum. But I also had a class to go to with Donna Downey. I had already paid and everything and I so wanted to go!!! Well after I left the doctors I went to the class and she is so great! She's the sweetest!! I couldn't hear real great because of the whole busted ear drum thing but I had so much fun! I didnt finish the album in class, but As soon as I finish it I'll post pictures, I love it thought and I will be doing more things like it I think!
And last but certainly not least, I took my oldest to school today and there was an extra sing up sheet at sing in, I looked at it and it said Graduation quests. We were suppose to write down how many guests we thought we would be bringing to our child's graduation. It took me a few minutes to realize that my son was fixing to graduate!! It may only be an elementary school graduation, but it surprises me how fast it snuck up on me. Hes fixing to graduate and schools going to be out. Its crazy! It just blows me away how fast things happen, my little guy is growing up!lol
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Anyways..... Well my little ones have been sick and we haven't had the best luck with doctors. Whole other story there, but we went to another doctor today because my youngest spiked a high fever last night. Well I really like this doctors office, they really seemed great and they took there time, they didnt rush in and rush out. We were new patients and they took there time to get to know us some, so that was nice. And his ears and eyes look great, the infections are going away great, but the fever came from an infection on his throat, is what there thinking. They swabbed him and it wasn't strep so will know in a few 2 days what it is, but they said it could just be drainage from allergies, but there note sure. So were hoping just allergies. I'm just happy they didnt leave it as that it wasnt strep, I think its great that there making sure its not something else. And I'm so glad my baby is getting better!!
I also went by our local scrapbook store and got to pick up some new papers!! I got Max and whiskers, by Basic Grey and I cant wait to play with it!! I love it, its too cute!! I also got some other cute stuff to do a layout of my brother and his wife from there wedding. Well off to watch an online class that Donna Downey is teaching on live with prima. So good night.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
So the last few days have not been so nice and I haven't got to scrapbook like I wanted to. I was honestly trying to get some stuff done to try out for a design team, but I think it may have to wait another year. We will just have to see.....
Will see what happens. But I'm going to go for now and try and eat a little something, its been 2 days since I've ate, so I'm kinda hungry..... And then maybe take a nap while the little ones are down.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I've done a little scrapping, I've almost finished two different minis and they've been fun, but I haven't had a lot of time to scrap. When we went for "taco night" at my sisters the other night, we got a HUGE surprise! My oldest brother, that I havent seen since I got married over 5 years ago, was there!! He only live one state over, but we hadn't been able to work it out to go back and forth, and we actually just moved this close 2 years ago, anyways.... My sister and her friend had took off the day before and drove all night to get him and bring him back, so that was a nice surprise!! So we have him here for a few weeks and its great!!
Well then that night I'm sitting here trying to scrapbook and I hear one of my little ones fussing, so I go back there and its my youngest and he says he doesn't feel good. I sat with him and tried to get him back to sleep and when I thought I had I tried to sneak out of the room, but he wasn't having any of that. So i took just enough time to do a quick clean up of my desk and headed to bead way early! I cuddled him till he went to sleep and for a while after and then I tried to put him back in his bed. That worked for a short time and then he was back in bed with me, we did that twice before he stayed in his own bed,lol. Well I thought things were ok yesterday morning, the kids were acting fine. And me and my hubby were suppose to go on a date, so we headed out. Well when we got back last night both boys were sick! I wont go into details but it was a night that we ran back and forth to the bathroom. So we had little sleep last night and both kids at home today. So its been a long day and I'm hoping that tonight is a little better, but it looks like its going to be an early one! Hopefully I'll finish the two book tonight or tomorrow, Ill post them when I do! Night
Monday, April 19, 2010
I do have to say they did extremely well for feeling bad. We even went to a few scrapbooking stores and they helped pick out some papers and embellishments. They like to scrap with mommy too! lol. They did great on the ride home and once we got here my oldest wanted to nap, that never happens, hes past that stage. Hes only 5 but he never naps and he never chooses to nap on his own! But he laid down and napped for over an hour. But now both of the boys are up and getting into it already,lol. And now we need to go get ready for dinner at my sisters, taco night!! lol :)
Always on the run!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I also have some pictures of a project I'm in the proses of for Mothers day. I think its kinda funny, cause I'm fallowing another blog that is starting a Blog Hop tomorrow, and there theme is from Shabby to Chic. Here's the blog, A piece of craft, But there taking things that were old and making them new. Well the reason I think its funny was because I wrote earlier this week that me, my mom, sister, our kids and a friend went yard selling, well I found a pretty little wooden box that I'm pretty sure use to be a music box, but all the stuff was pulled out of the inside. Well I liked the box, and so did my mom. Well I bought it and I wish I would have took a before picture, but it was pretty scuffed up, well I used some beautiful papers by Prima, and flowers, glimmer mist, modge podge, pretty bling, some lace and some butterflies. Well I dont think I'm dont with it yet, Theres still a few things I'd like to do but I'm posting some pictures anyways. But once I'm done with it, I'm going to load it with Prima flowers and bling for my mom for mothers day. I know she'll like the box and she'll love whats in it too!! lol
Well here it is so far, sorry the pictures aren't the best.lol More later
Saturday, April 17, 2010
But I actually finished a 12x12 layout last night, and I haven't been really doing those, I've been more into the mini albums.lol But I have 2 little ones, like I've said before and with my youngest I haven't even scrapbooked his first hospital picture, so I did it last night. But I think it took me so long because I couldn't find the right paper and I finally did! The papers by Websters pages, I saw it and loved it!! But here's what it turned out like!
I love the way it turned out. I love this little picture of him. I also got to use metal charms for the first time and I love those now! And I've used glimmer mist before, but I really like the way it turned out on these flowers, it worked perfectly. I just really loved the paper and thought it went great with the picture,lol.
I also started a mini album last night. I havent taken any pictures of it yet, but I should be done in a day or so. I have more than one project going right now,lol. I always do! I'm also working on a mothers day gift for my mom, witch I can post pictures of because my mom never gets on the net, so when I'm finished with it I'll post those too. But another thing I've started is a quilt! lol
I have to get some pictures up of the beautiful fabric. To be honest, me, my mom, my boys, my sister, niece and one of my sisters friends all loaded up in two cars this morning and went out yard sailing and that's where I found the fabric.
These people use to own a fabric store here in town and they closed it down, well they had all there fabric in there garage for a few months now, so they decided to have a garage sale. They had great material too! I got Basic Grey material and Amy Butler material!! I love it all!! lol. I might go back and get more!! I bought a ton of it! I bought some by the yard, by fat quarters, and buy jelly rolls! The colors are so great though!lol But I have a quilt top made out of Basic Grey already so now I need to get the boarder on it and the backing and I can start another one!! lol, just a side hobby!!lol Any ways..... I'll get more pictures soon! Keep tuned!lol
Sunday, April 11, 2010
It's been crazy!! Everythings ok now though, well its alright. My dad is doing ok, but hes being a man! He cant stand to sit around like the doctors told him to, stubborn!! lol, but hes doing better and my son can play out side like a normal kid now, so that's great!!! And my hubby is enjoying his new job.
So now back to scrapbooking!!!!lol. I've been watching different thing online, and I've gotten, I guess you can say kinda obsessed with a few things,lol. I'm totally loving tattered angels glimmer mist!!! Its great on all sorts of things, you can add just a light sheen to something or go all out and paint with it. And it all looks great!!! I've got a few things started, I'll have to finish them up and get them posted here so you can see.
I've also adventured into the world of Tim Holtz....... I'm loving the metals and grunge boards!! And I'm starting to dabble a little with alcohol inks.
And then I've always love Prima, but now I am totally digging the white flowers, all of them!! The innocent collection, the little white cameo roses, marshmallow lilliput roses, the snow tea roses, the e line flowers....... and so many more!!! Don't get me wrong I still love the already colored ones, but I like the fact that I can add whatever I want to theses flowers and make them match whatever I'm doing. And the fun thing is you can add glimmer mist to them, you can use the alcohol ink on them and everything, you can add glitter, its like the possibility's are endless!!
ooooh and that goes for butterflies too!!! lol. Anyways.....
Like I said I have a few projects started and my goal is to get them up by the end of this week, so here's me keeping my fingers crossed that I can get this stuff done and that not a ton of things come up!! lol but that's life hu?
So hopefully I'll be posting more later this week!!!!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
But New things... I've laid in bed on the computer off and on for a few days when I felt good and have been checking out the new CHA sneak peeks and there so great! PRIMA!!! OMG! They have tons of new stuff that I can't wait to get m hands on! Check them out HERE. They have some great new stuff, but there done with there sneak peaks so you can look at all of theres already and dont have to wait for a day by day, but I personally love the day by day looks! I cant wait for more. And now I'm watching Maya Roads!! LOVE THERE STUFF! I cant wait to get there coaster albums!! That elephant one if going to be great! And so is the strawberry one! And the rest of them too!! lol I love the new minis they have too. I cant wait to use the little butterflies! And the sewing set should be fun! And the Kraft tickets!! My list goes on and on!
Well I'm off to lay in the bed,( until I feel better) and look at more sneak peeks!!