Monday, December 29, 2008

MaMaw's Gift

So my hubby's step-dad, Matt, has the most amazing family. I know i always mention grandma Katie (Matt's mom) but Katie's mom MaMaw is such an amazing woman. She's always so sweet and caring and their whole family is very excepting of all the new comers. This year I decided to make MaMaw a framed LO. Since MaMaw didn't come to our Christmas gathering on Saturday, she hasn't gotten it yet. I can't wait to hear her reaction!

I hope you all had a very Merry christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year!!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Faves

*people who give batteries along with toys that require them: come on, common sense, kids want to play with the toys, buy batteries, LOL

*Pumpkin rolls: OMG these are delish and one of my fave deserts, I ate like 6 slices on Christmas, I hope there are more tomorrow!!! lol

*my new fave quote: My husband let's me buy as much scrapbooking stuff as I can hide. Not sure who said it but I love the shirt that was given to me, lol. it's just soooo true! lol

*Christmas Cookie by Yankee Candle: MMMMMM, smells soooo good, too bad i burned my all up already, lol

*Family: without family I'd be nothing and have no purpose. as much as they cause drama and drive me bonkers, I wouldn't trade them fore the world.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Its a Very Merry 2008.....

because I finally finished Grandma Katie's calendar. That lady is lucky I love her so much because these calendars are a pain in the butt to do, its so time consuming but I have to say the result is well worth it and I'm sure she'll love it. I myself am pretty pleased with it, I wasn't sure while I was putting it together but after all the finishing touches were there, I almost want to keep it for myself, lol. Thanks for looking!

Merry Christmas to every one! and those of you with nasty weather today and tomorrow, please be safe out there!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

signature gift wrapping

So all the scrappy places I visit on line have been talking about crafty gift wrapping and I decided it would be fun and festive if I tried something. My idea actually came from looking at Molta Bella Photography's holiday pix. There is a little girl holding 2 candy canes making a heart shape. Thanks for the inspiration Stacy, you've been scrap-lifted, lol.
I also discovered that these little cuties look adorable on the Christmas tree!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bah Humbug! Here's my Friday Faves

I'm feeling kinda crabby, nothing has really jumped out as a fave this week so here's my lame faves list, sorry there's nothing exciting to report, lol.

okay so here we go......

*CVS photo lab: I sent my pix at 5:30 and they called me 10 mins later and said they were ready! AND the guy waived the under $5 order fee. WOW!!!!! If I would have ordered from Walgreens I would have waited over 3 hours for my pix. Thanx CVS!!!!

*Molto Bella Photography: I just LOVE her work. She has taken photos of my kids twice and everytime I see the pix I get the most indescribable feeling. I love to look at all her work and scrapping her pix is so fun, the pages always look so amazing because of her pix. Thanx for all you do Stacy!!!!! Can't wait to see what your working on for '09.

*The last guy I spoke to @ AT&T: I know it sounds silly but this guy took care of everything we needed and he made up for all the frustration the other people I spoke to today caused! great work guy, sorry I don't know your name. (not that he's reading this or anything, lol)

*Scott's bosses: Great guys!!!! They really do care about the people that work so hard for them!

*Elve's Inpersonator: Such an ADORABLE children's play! Seth's school did it for their Chistmas music concert, all I can say is it was full of laughs and lots of awwwws. Gotta love 'Elfis' and the fact that it has my 7 year old asking about ELVIS.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

ugh, scrap-rut

So I'm sure you've all been there. I just cannot get into the projects I need to do and every time I scrap something I'm so not happy with it. Its got to be my BAH-HUMBUG mood, Christmas just puts me in a foul mood. Nothing against the holiday its self, it just gets so busy and hectic here not to mention the holiday family drama. Anyways, here's the ONE page I did at the crop last night, yes, that's right ONE! Like I said, I just wasn't feeling it last night.

So to make myself feel better, here's some pages that I've never posted. Ahhh, to reminisce when scrapping was easy and my mojo was flowing, lol. The 1st 2 were done about 6 months ago, the 3rd was in October, and the last was just the other day. Now hopefully my scrappiness returns to me, lol

Friday, December 12, 2008

OHHHH, it's FRIDAY!!!!

Okay so I've been waiting for Friday all week so I can do another Friday Faves.
*Archiver's ScrapMania (and Rachel) I just love going to this. They feed me, the give me a goody bag, and I can scrap uninterrupted by kids.oh and I can shop, lol. Its such a lovely time!!! I'm going tonight and Bazzil is giving an extra gift to all the attendees! YAY!!! oh and Rachel said she may have some more goodies for the Friday crowd, gotta love that!!!!
*Olive Garden's new Gnochi soup: not sure exactly what its called, I could look it up but I'm being a bit lazy, lol. Never the less, it is DELISH!!!!! Hubby brought some home for me Wednessday night, such a good guy!
*Handy Manny is quickly becoming my saving grace. PJ {hearts} him and the tools so whenever PJ is getting a tad unrooly, I say "Let's go watch Manny!" and all is right with the world, lol.
*Seth, my oldest son will be SEVEN on Sunday. I cannot believe how time has flown and how much he has grown. Seth was born with a heart defect and 4 years ago we thought we were going to loose him but thanks to all the doctors at STL Children's Hospital we still have our Sethy and he is deffinantly going to give us a run for our money, lol.
*TWILIGHT {sigh} Oh how can it not be on my faves, I promise I'll try not to put it here every week but OH HOW I LOVE IT!!!!! I guess there is a fine line between LOVE and OBSESSION, lol. I guess I just need to see the movie...AGAIN!!! lol.

12 Great Giveaways.....

at Design Mom. If you didn't check it out yet, do it NOW!!!! She has a FABULOUS blog and today she has some AMAZING giveaways! You don't want to miss this!!!! What a great way to start the weekend. Thanx again Design Mom!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Getting ahead of myself!!!

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I know its a ways off but I can't wait 'til Lizzie comes to visit!!! We are going to CKC and taking a road trip to Springfield, MO to go to RVA. OHHHHH i can't wait!!!

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So I just found this amazing blog that you HAVE to check out Design Mom . And be sure to check back there on Friday Dec 12th, she's hosting a fabulous 12 days of Christmas giveaway with lots of goodies! Hurry up Friday!!!! lol. And thanks to Design Mom for having a great blog!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day Dreamer & Boring Day... blah......

So I've finally finished this page, I needed rub ons to finish my title and thanks to Ann's 1/2 off sale, I had plenty of rub ons to choose from. I just {heart} this pic of Lil-Lil taken by Molto Bella Photography! I'm planing on scrapping more of these pix from her May photo shoot.

Today is kinda lame, I've spent the day cleaning up after the kids, today was an early dismissal day and you cannot imagine how nice it would be to throw these kids outside! LOL. Tonight I'm having my last TP roll get together so at least I'll get some scrapping in.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Scrappy Deals Found Near & Far

So while on my adventure in North Carolina, I found these fabulous Halloween goodies at Target for a total of like $8 for everything! The stamp set even has the matching alpha stamps with it! what a find!!Then on Saturday I went to my LSS's 'sidewalk sale' and bought all this stuff for half price!!!! She's clearing out her inventory for all the new stuff she'll buy in January. I can't wait to see all the new product!!!! Now i need to get scrappy!!!So here's a pic of my Santa Key wreath. I posted detail pix of the key and poem, in my Friday faves post. Thanx for looking!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My 1st Friday Faves & Some Much Needed Scrap-Therapy

So here's my very 1st Friday Faves. I've been meaning to do this for a while but I always forget. I always love reading everyone else's faves so if you wanna join in let me know so I can check yours out!!!

*Bath & Body Works Sweetest Softest Robe: OMG this is the MOST AMAZING robe EVER!!! my mom bought me one and i have to say i LOVE it. its so warm and cozy (and it has a hood!!!)

*Scrapbook Factory in Fairview Heights, IL is my LSS and I'm not sure why I haven't gone in there more but I'm def changing that!!! They are having a 'sidewalk sale' tomorrow making some room for the new purchases in January. Ann (the owner) is super nice and very helpful!

*I love me some Swiss Rolls. I hadn't had these in a LONG time until I ate a whole box while visiting my mom. YUM YUM

*LIZZIE!!!! Of course she's on my faves list! she's one of my bestes and it's her B-day and she rocks!!!! <3you girlie!!

*Starbucks...OH how I love thee!!! I'm going to my local Mommies group 'sip and chat' get-together tonight at Starbucks....YUM YUMMM, maybe I'll take some Swiss Rolls with me, LOL So I've been wanting to scrap since I returned from my vacation but I haven't felt very scrappy or creative. I've finally created something today from the Scrapbook Heaven 12 Day of Christmas Crop. So here's my take on the Santa Key. What a CUTE idea, I think I may make one for all of our little cousins....I have to put that at the BOTTOM of my TO DO list though, LOL. I decided to put ours in a wreath along with a poem I made up to go with it.


Monday, December 1, 2008

So I'm Back From Vacation......

but I'll get into that later. Before I left for my grand adventure, I managed to crank out a few projects for Scrapbook Heaven's 12 Days of Christmas crop. WOW, it was a blast, the challenges were great and since I missed the last few days, I still have projects to tackle. These are my faves.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hello Mr. Turkey!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I hope u all eat loads of yummy food and lots of pie!!!!!


Friday, November 21, 2008

*sigh*Twilight *sigh* and other news

So I saw it and it was great. Other than the teen boys giving commentary directly behind me it was good. Of course there are some parts missing and some parts added but it stayed pretty true the book. I do feel that some missing elements are important for the next movies so we'll have to see what they do with it.

We leave in the AM for North Carolina so I'll be MIA for the next week or so. I may get to pop into my fave scrap sites for a min or two but I probably won't be able to update here. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and I'll see you all in December!!!!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The countdown is on....well {ALMOST}

So it has taken me since Friday to finish this Advent Calendar Challenge from Scrapbook Heaven. Things have been crazy here but at least I have clean kid's rooms, lol. So today I'm getting in some quality scrap time and working on so more 12 Days of Christmas challenges. who knew that this would be the busiest week for me....I'm trying to get organized before leaving town and my 2 fave scrap sites have Christmas workshops going on.....WOE IS ME, hahahaha.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Obsessed?? WHO ME??? Now i need to focus!

Well, I guess I am. I just finished reading the last 2 books in the Twilight series. It took me less than 2 weeks to read all 4. I had to take a weeks break in between books 1 & 2 and i took a couple days between 2 & 3 but I waisted no time getting my hands on book 4.....all I can say is WOW!!!!! My brain feels like mush from reading overload!!!! yes i read 3 huge books in the span of 1 week!!! HOLY COW!!!! now I wait to see the movie! I'm so excited i can't stand it!!!! LOL.

So now we get ready for the BIG ROAD TRIP to North Carolina to spend a week with my mom. We haven't had a holiday with her in over 4 years so it's well over due. She is beside herself with excitement. My brother and step-dad have never met Lil' PJ yet so they too are pretty stoked. I'm most excited about the mini van we rented, LOL.

This week I have some scrappin' to do and some packin' and I'm sure the list will prove to be endless, LOL.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

All about the advertising, lol

Okay so here's something else for everyone to check out! What an amazing giveaway!!!! Check it out at Modish.

Today was a lazy day, altho I did manage to send out my application for the Scrap Heaven DT. Please keep yr fingers crossed for me! {and Lizzie too!!!!!} How amazing would it be for both of us to make DT together!!!! OHHH watch out world, HERE WE COME!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bad Girls Christmas!!!

OHHH EMMM GEEEE!!!! announce their Christmas workshop and I am SOOOOO excited! 22 FREE classes and lots of prizes and goodies for all the "good" little bad girls!

I got to scrap a bit yesterday and I FINALLY finished my manly PINK LO. I know its not all pink but it got enough pink to aggravate hubby, lol.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Photography class

So I am one of the lucky mommas to be chosen for Molto Bella Mommas. I am so excited! Stacey is an amazing photographer and she is being so very generous by sharing her knowledge to teach moms how to take better photos of their families. We got our first assignment today so I'll be working on my photo composition!!! I'll post my photos here after i 'turn' them into 'teacher', lol.

I also plan to scrap some today

Monday, November 3, 2008

Twilight and such

So I just finished reading Twilight, it took me a little over a day, I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The book was very captivating and I can't wait to read the rest of the books but I am mostly impressed with the fact the I read it! I'm not a reader, I don't read for fun for I felt compelled to read this book and I'm so glad I did. Now I wait for the movie!!!!

Yesterday, I bought the deep cutting blade for my Cricut, I'm not completely satisfied with it. I did however finally finish a LO I've been working on for almost a week. I made flowers out of candy wrappers, OH HOW I LOVE CANDAAAAYYYY!!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I GOT BOOed!!!!!

It was well worth the wait! Stacy BOOed me today and I got some great Halloween stuff and some candy{yum} and some scrapping goodies!!!! But The icing on the cake was the pro pix Stacy took of Lilleigh in May that I now have copies of!!! so exciting!!!! I'm gonna be scrapping tonight!!!!

Oh I made a page for a Bad Girls challenge and I am going send it to Lizzie. She just LOVES when I talk about archiver's and all the goodies I get there, LOL. I'm feeling really scrappy today so hopefully I turn out some good work, lol. I think I'm going to try out for a DT spot for Butterfly Crafts. Check them out at

Off to clean up after the little tornados!!!!!!

OH, I almost forgot to mention that I bought 60 sheets of pp for $15 at the LSS that is closing. What a deal!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

home from crop camp....

and i feel like i have a scrapbook-hangover, lol. I finished 10 pages and i'm pretty happy with all of them. i think i'm ready for another crop!!!! it was a lot of fun and i can't wait to do it again in Feb. now back to the not so glamorous life of mommy, lol.

it's pretty cold here today and i have tons of work to do before friday!!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall photo shoot & babysitting

I was trying to get some cute new fall avie pix of myself but ended up with cute Lilleigh pix instead. I'll have to try my pix again at a later time, there's nothing worse than a bad avie pic, LOL.

I'm babysitting my friends little baby today while she goes to the dentist. When she gets back I have a scrappy surprise for her!!!! I can't wait to give it to her!!!! I made her one of the altered cans and poked holes in the lid for ribbon. She's gonna be so excited!!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

WHATEVER Martha & ready for camp

So the other day I was talking to Lizzie about how I don't buy scrap stuff at Wal-Mart since they switched everything to the Martha Stewart line. I can't explain it but I just don't like Martha Stewart. So tonight I saw a commercial for a new show on the Living Channel called Whatever Martha and its all Martha Stewart's daughter and her best friend talking trash on Martha. EEEEE! It looks so great!!!! I cannot wait to watch it!!!! LOL. Oh it's the little things that excite me.

So I scrapped at my friend's last night I got a whole page done and started on a 2nd. Hopefully I'll finish more than a page at crop camp next weekend!!!! I can't wait, it will be so fun and relaxing. I'm going with my SIL Niki and some of her friends. SO EXCITED!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Catching up

So the computer has been all jacked up and I couldn't post messages or even update my blog. Heck, I couldn't play on pogo or watch videos, IT WAS AWFUL!!!! But all is well now because my dear sweet Lizzie helped me fix it and now my life can go back to normal!

I decided to make a little care package for each of my local scrap pals. I'm still not finished yet but here is a pic of one. I'm going to fill them with various embellishments and what-not. Oh the uses of a formula can, lol.

Kids & hubby are gone for the weekend and I hope to be getting lots of scrapping done! Oh and I got my 1st Bad Girls kit! I LOVE IT!!!! EEEEE, so exciting!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Old Friends, New Friends

So I found a few packets of OLD pix from back in the day...ok well 5-6 years ago. Anyways, as I went through them, I realized that most of my 'friends' in the pix aren't my friends anymore which is pretty sad. One of them in particular I send myspace messages to and I get nothing back from her. Others I tried to to keep in contact with but they didn't seem so interested. So it got me thinking "what went wrong?" I guess these people are the only ones who can answer seeing how I'm clueless. I understand that people grow apart and that's fine I guess but I have all these memories that derserve to be scrapped but I just feel weird about it. On the other hand, I have new friends that I'll probably never have tangible memories with and can't scrap that stuff.....what's a girl to do??? I wish i had a scanner because some of the pix are really fun, lol, and i'd love to share them...bummer.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lookie Lookie

So I got to my altering project much sooner than i anticipated. I was so excited, how could I not? so here it is. I altered one of those cheap plastic frisbees that they give out to kids at the fairs and stuff, we have like 20 of the floating around our house and I'm tired of stepping on them, lol. So now I have a cute little wall hanging for my scrap room. All in all I'm really happy with it, I may make another one, lol.

Very 1st Blog

So I'm new at this so please forgive me for my lameness. So tomorrow is a NO SCHOOL day for my kids. Hopefully I'll last the day with all my hair still on my head. My saving grace is that the older 2 are going camping with their 'GiGi' and leaving in the afternoon sometime. THANK U GiGi!!!! Hopefully I can get in some quality scraptime, I have this idea for an altered project, I'll be sure to share it with u all (as long as it turns out, lol)

Last night I put together part of my BOO gift for my mommies group. I'm calling them 'Hallow-tinis' and the card turned out pretty cute and I'm kinda proud of the poem I made up, lol. So enough of my randomness for now. TFL!