Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you. sorry I have been a very bad blogge and I am expecting coal in my stocking. What have i been doing?? Alex has been sick 3 x and i was sick then Jim was sick then sarah! Chemo wreaked Havoc on Jim's Mom. plus the holiday preparations and 5 holiday programs and caroling. I feel like I have never even been home! I promise to be better after the holidays. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Wahoo the tree is decorated

Now for the Christmas Card Picture! This was a huge ordeal last year. Think it took 3 tries I mean 3 seprate day attempts :D. So what are you doing? I am home with Alex who has another temperature. So heading to doctor today. and hoping for some nap time to play. Cuz I got 2 packages of GrungeBoard calling my name!!!!!!! what is your latest splurge????? care to share?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

wahoo CSS gets better and better

My favorite online store gets better and better. Carman works so hard to have all the latest and greatest that is available in the scrapbook world. Now CSS has NEW Shipping Prices. Effective 12-4-2007 all Priority Mail (excluding international orders) will be a FLAT RATE of $4.60.FREE SHIPPING on each order $60.00 and over (after discounts applied, excluding international orders) when using freeshipping coupon code in your shopping cart. SO now shop to your hearts content!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I've been tagged by Jules!

my dear cyber coffee buddy tagged me! so here goes...
1. Colored lights or white lights on your house or not at all? We have multi color inside and white outside if we get them up in time :D

2. Hot chocolate or Egg Nog? HOT CHOCOLATE

3. What's your favorite holiday dish? Pumpkin pie!!!!!!

4. Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? Everything is wrapped.

5. Do you hang mistletoe? nope

6. When do you put up your decorations? The day after thanksgiving.

7. What's your favorite holiday tradition? probably the advent calender we use to count down the days.

8. What's on the top of your tree? an angel

9. Do you have a nativity displayed through the holidays ? YEP!

10.Candy Canes, traditional or flavored? Or Chocolate Covered Cherries? CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES

11.What's your favorite holiday goodie to make and share? Pumpkin pies I usually make 6

12.What's your favorite Christmas song? O holy Night

13.When did you learn the truth about the "magic" of Christmas? don't remember??? Its stil very magical!

14.Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We open all gifts at my moms on christmas eve. THen ours and santa on christmas morn.

15.Is there a special ornament or Christmas decoration that you wouldn't feel like Christmas without? All of them they are handmade, personalized or all special

16.Do you take neighbor gifts/treats to anyone, everyone, a select few? usualy a pie
17.Is your big meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or Christmas afternoon? chritsmas eve and christmas lunch.

18.How do you decorate your tree? Lots of handmade ornaments.

19.Snow? Love it? Dread it? Tolerate it? LOVE IT!!!!!!!

20.Do you remember a favorite gift? My grandpa made me a doll house and I remeber my 1st record player.

21.Do you have a family get-together during the holidays with extended family? Not really.

22.What's the most important thing that you must do each Christmas season? SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
23.Do you bake Christmas cookies? very few if any.
24.Do you leave cookies and milk for Santa? yep
25.What's your favorite Christmas memory? all of them

I tag Pam, ann, jenelle.! Can't wait to read everyone's. I will show you the December kit goodies tomorrow.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Something rarely seen in our house. but today was the day after Thanksgiving and the Christmas tree day. Jim scared us when he said he wasn't going into work, but in the end he went in at 8:30 and said he would be gone for a couple of hours. a couple of hours???? how were we supposed to get the house decorated in that time?????? I hopped in the shower when he left. mean while the kids rearranged the furniture to make room for the tree and cleaned off the surface for decorations --AND IT WAS A SHORT SHOWER! :D
Meagan and I carried the tree upstairs and the 3 kids put it together the tree and i tested the lights! and then the decorated the rest of the house. The only snag came when it was time to clean up. the vacuum wouldn't suck up the little tree residue.
the belt was busted. so have you ever tried vacuuming the living room floor carpet with the mini vac. VERY TIME CONSUMING! but we did it. its up still need ornaments but up.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Cosmo Cricket

I love their papers. I first discovered them about a year ago when i won a GC from an online store and bought their Christmas line. I have been hooked ever since. Then Cosmo was the first line I got to play with as a DT member then I loved the 4th of july line.
Well this December, Cosmo Cricket sponsored our Dt at CSS and we uploaded today to kick off the holiday season.
here are some of my goodies

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My purse/hat box

That I made for myself! I think I am going to have to redecorate a room in my house to match. :D

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I am really have fun making Christmas Goodies

I saw one of these in the gallery at 2 peas last year and decided to make my own version in RED! so fun! and easy. but not cheap. button and pins !!! lots of them! but I love my little red tree! Been busy trying to think of good holiday gifts. Also we are getting ready for thanksgiving. 6 pies to make!!!! and a cranberry dessert....
YUMMY and I get to cook Supper for my inlaws! Today started as most of morning lately doing sharing a cup of coffee with my morning pal JULES! nothing like having coffee with a pal even in cyber space! I am trying hard to keep this !@#$ blog updated but but life somehow keeps getting in the way! I will try to post a new picture tomorrow. I bought the cutest purse to alter at HL on Monday! so fun!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Jingle bells Jinge Bells

Working on the Decmeber Kit is getting me into the Christmas spirit!
Looky what I made today

Isn't it cute! The girls want to make some too! I have also seen them covered in buttons! adorable! my idea that I think I will try tomoorow is covering one in Primas. I will never be able to use all those primas anyways right? I mean how many bottle do i need??? lol

also got some yummy glimmer mist and crackle paint and KI lace! need more time to play. Of course Monday is our annual girls day out. My mom, Connie, and my aunt and Alex and I all head to the mall and then to Hobby Lobby! Can't wait. gonna be a blast!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Christmas projects

Outlaw Paper Artists is a new challenge type blog. This month's challenge was to show your Christmas Gift Projects. I have a few recent ones but I can't share those just yet. so here is one I did last year for my grandma

So what are you making???????

Saturday, November 03, 2007

One of the Great things about CSS

Is the KITS!!! Have you seen the December Kit? OMG the papers are gorgeous and each one is 2 sided..and the finery ROCKS. This kit was designed by our SR dT Tam Sheaffer and Terrie McCoy-Pieper. And included in the kit are 6 exclusive card sketches designed by me! something to jump start you for the holidays! These kits have always sold out so don't miss yours! November 1st was also our DT reveal from the novemeber kit!

here are some of my creations

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Trick or treat

Well Halloween is done for another year. on to Christmas time.....

but here are my little goblins this year...

ain't they cute?????

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Almost Halloween!

This time of year we are always getting ready for halloween.

here is what our house looks like. TOO FUN!

So Fun Some kids love it. Some kids hate it. But all in good fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And here are my little goblins...

Almost time to reveal the November Kit Creations! What have you been working on?? Care to share??

Sunday, October 21, 2007

WAHOOO I love online crops!!!!!!!

Always been totally addicted to them! Love them!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are a few of my creations..(I did a few other items that I can't share yet. :D)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Online Crop at CSS Tomorrow

That's right. our Halloween "BOO" bash online Crop starts at 9 am CST tomoorow at CSS !!!!!!!

This is gonna to be such a blast! If you can't play tomorrow, we are giving you til Sunday night at midnight to upload your creations! And as if this isn't enough, Carman has moved a ton of goodies to the clearance section at CSS at a whopping 50% off! Check it out!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Are you Ready for Some Football? CSS Style?

Creative Scrap Shack is kicking off fall with a tribute to Football season! Kick off this contest with us and shows us your game plan by completing multiple challenges from our talented design team. And what is football season without concession stand and cheerleaders? Complete one or complete all the Design team challenges for your chance to win an awesome exclusive prize package from Whatchamadoodles! Contest begins October 15th and ends November 30th.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Happy anniversary to me! (and DH)

HEHEE today is our 16th wedding anniversary! wowsa! Happy Anniversary honey!

I got to play with CSS November Kit a little today---which by the way sold out again!!!!! I have heard the December Kit is totally rocking too! So if you want it you'd better subscribe. Cause this one sold out in 4 days!

Zarah our CSS guest designer for the month, posted a photo challenge. I took these photos pver the last week or so and finally got them uploaded! What do ya think???

Monday, October 01, 2007

HI! I am still here!

Floundering in my busy schedule!!!!!!!!!!
But today is October 1st! and that means 2 things! DT Kit REVEALS AND November KIT !
SO without boring you about too many details of my boring, busy life, I will share my October CSS October kit creations.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My baby girl is 13!!!!!!!!!!

Yikes I am the mom of a teenager! a little scary ( for both of us!)
She is growning into such a young lady (somedays). she and her sister ( and borther) have been keeping us hopping lately. Games, practices, parties, school events. seems like we are never home! but HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEANUT!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Loving my Prima!

Oh MY Prima sponosored our CSS design team this month. NOw I always loved their flowers but am now totally smitten with the papers. then came Prima paintables!!!!!!! I drug out my chalks for this one......and some prima flowers and jewels!

Totally loving PRIMA!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

OK Carman is clearancing items

NOw my personal theory is that she knows it has been over 1 week since I purchased from CSS and she know I am a sucker for sales! But she is making room for new goodies and selling select items at 50% off! No other discounts apply. here is the sale link...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

well its been almost a week

so here is a brief summary

Monday: Big presentation at work went well except for my annoying dry hacky asthma cough! BUt had a great mail day from CSS

tuesday:Spent most of work day trying to find a speaker to replace one not coming for Wednesdays meeting we are hosting not fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed: big hosted meeting went great!

Thursday Soccer game Meagan's team won

Friday: Bday party for neighbor

and today!!!!!!!! another soccer game and its only 37 out right now brrrrrrr!

then gonna play with that CSS package!

heres what i got..... the new 7 gypsies interchangeable stamps dont they look sooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also bought a set to interchange them with :) and some Fancy Pants True so i plan to play this weekend!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

I found some mojo!

wahooo finally I found my mojo. this weekend I finished 4 layouts, 2 cards and an altered item. some things i cant share yet cause they are with my october CSS kit. and i cant share the other one yet either because it got dark and i couldnt take a picture.

alex's lip is looking soooooo much better.

we went to see Night in the Museum last night at a local bank that had an outdoor customer appreciation night . OMG the movie is soooooo cute and funny! If you havent seen it SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Another Fat lip and a trip to the ER

Ok evidentaly Spiderman aka alex wasnt happy enough splitting his bottom lip last weekend. He decided to do a spideyman flip into the coffee table and needed 2 stiches inside his upper lip! of course the ER got a big kick out of treating a kid still in his spiderman outfit! I think I have convinced him to stop the webslinging in the house! He has had such a week! On Wednesday he started preschool!

look at him all cute. He even made a friend ! A girl friend! He was a little upset that the doctor didnt want him to go to preschool today with his lip. and mumbled something about not being able to KISS that girl! BOYS!!!!!!!! I mean he is only 4!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Buttons buttons I love buttons

OMG got 2 more bags of buttons last night. (adding to one purchased last week) and they wont fit in here :D so I am happy.... love my buttons.. whats your latest obsession?? Please share

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

September Island Map

Have you seen my latest map? So fun! and since PRIMA was our september sponsor had to include a spot for flowers *wink*. If you complete this sketch be sure to share! I still get warm fuzzies everytime someone does them.. and you could even upload you creation as CSS for a chacne to win a prize!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

wahooo september 1st!

That means a new CSS contest and a new Island Map and the DT reveals!!!!!!!!!!! Also means its clean up day at my moms. got to get everything out of the downstairs living area so they can replace flooded carpet and spray for mold. We also have 2 soccer games this am. Busy Busy. Hoping my scrap mojo comes back. I think my scrap area is too clean and it is really messing with my mojo. But my October CSS Kit is shipping today too! wahoo.. new scrap goodies almost always jump start the mojo. What to you do when the mojo fades???

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My baby is going to preschool

i have been in denial all summer long. even put off filling out the paperwork til this am since it was due tonight at meet the teacher. ughh i am not ready for him to grow up. i know he will enjoy it but still he is my baby. my last one.. next step college ok kindergarten first but then.... and the Meagan dog gone her is is 7th grade already! I am thinking we should lock her away til she is older! then of course sarah is right behind her. wahhhhhh. i dont want them to grow up yet I want them to grow up lol. just feeling a little down about time flying today! maybe its the fact that summer is almost over. or school starting or that it is almost september 2007! wasnt it just 1999?????? or 1991??? maybe it just one of those days.

but i am hoping for some quality scrap time this weekend. if we dont end up helping clean up my parents house after the flooding. unbelievable how many people are affected by this!!!!!!!!!! the whole county! making work very busy! so what is up where u are???

did u know that CSS had a big sale that ended yesterday. of course I ordered again. :D needed just a few more supplies since mine were nice and organized now :D . Also almost september 1 which means a new CSS contest, and a new Dt reveal! wait to you see what we have for you!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Wahoo Basic Grey TOOT

I still get so rocking excited about making this gallery. I started jumping up and down and screaming last night when i got the email. most of my close friends know the while I love Basic Grey to look at. It seldom work in translation for me ( in my opinion) I would go so far as to call it my nemisis paper. I just sit and stare at it. have often thought of taking an exacto knife to it. Yet I still buy it. so when I create something I like I am super duper thrilled. when I make something that others like too, Crikey, well that it just rockin!

so here is the star layout. I really am beginning to wonder of they just like Sarah photos. of the 4 total layouts in their gallery ever -2 were just sarah, 1 was sarah and meagan, and 1 was just alex. odd. and odder that i keep track of that.

on another note, my dear friend Carman is in the hospital for the next day or so, and if all goes as I planned she should be getting inudated with cards and well wishes in the next few days.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Stamps for a cause

OK i bought these stamps cause I fell in love with them. The added bonnus is that 7.00 of the purchase went to Make a Wish foundation.. here are 2 cards I made with them....

A Clean Desk is a sign of a Sick Mind

ok i have never been the type of person that has a clean organized desk! never!!!!!!!!!!!!! still not me. I had the sign above my desk in college....A CLEAN DESK IS THE SIGN OF A SICK MIND.... But I can always find what i need when i need it. and others come to me to help them find things on their desk.. so my scrap area is not neat either. but tis kinda organized... But i buy faster than I use!!!!!!!! so with the rains Jim decided to clean out the basement... sorting for a yard sale. *shudder* all that's left is my is a work in progress and right now i couldn't scrap if i wanted too WAHHHHHH!!!!!! but hopefully by the end of today It will be cleaned and organized more. I keep trying to organize a RAK box by some little hands keep stealing it and adding it to their supplies.. but it was hard cause as I put the supplies in their rightful place i wanted to play with them, buttons, flowers,stamps.... i think i know what will be on some of my next layouts..

So how is your desk????

any organizing tips???? please share??

Friday, August 24, 2007

well we are drying out

drying out for now but forecasting another 1-3 inches of rain yet to come.. i am sooo sleepy.. just 1 more hour til i can pick up kiddies from school and hopefully catch a nap! Don't Forget that tomorrow night at 6pm CST Maelynn Cheung will be chatting at CSS! I can not wait! I have heard so many nice things about her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it quit raining for a while I have some layouts i need/want to share and i can't take a picture of them on a wet sidewalk.. So what is up where you are???? Anything??????

rain rain go away

k, this rain needs to go away. it has been raining floods since last weekend without 4+ inches today alone...and we had had about 5-7 earlier in the week. our basement is filling with water. so far nothing awful just a PIA! and so far all scrap goodies are safe but i keep them higher up! but my parents have 2-4 inches of water in their basement. gonna try a catch a cat nap before next round of storms hits..

Thursday, August 23, 2007


See the new banner my friend terrie made it for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! isnt it the bestest??????????

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

October CSS Kit up for preview!

The lastest kit is now available from Creative Scrap Shack. The October Kit was designed by Tamera Sheaffer andTerrie McCoy-Pieper and features Exclusive journaling blocks by Tamera Sheaffer of "Whatchamadoodles". These kits are avaiable in extremly limited numbers and have consistently sold out every month. Reserve yours today. Oh yeah did I mention the kit will include an exclusive sketch by lil ole me??????? :D

Back to school!

This is going to be a busy morning.. But the Kids are excited so that makes it go better. By tomoorow when making the lunches starts, the house will be Chaos!!!!!!!!!!!!! more later

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A few changes

trying to update my blog! wahoooo......

before I forget a BIG SALE is still going on at Creative Scrap Shack. Only a few more days to save 35% off new CHA items and any othe goodies you might need (kits and gift certificates are not included).

Kids go back to school tomorrow. Why do I hate this time of year. Kids in school means more work for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUCK!

But alas tomorrow is another day... and already Wednesday.
I am a little sad as my 2 members of my first DT will be moving on September 1st. However, 3 new gals have joined us at the Shack and wow! These ladies have me inspired and ready to kick some scrapbook top 50 butt! :D
We have so many things planned for September. A contest like none I have seen yet. It may require homework on your part.
Dont Froget that on August 25th Maelynn Cheung will be chatting with us from 6-7 pm CST. dont miss it!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Did you know that CSS has a huge sale going on! Everything is 35% off (except Gift certificates and kits) including new CHA products and PRE-ORDERS. So if there is that one item you really have been wanting from CHA now is the chance and at 35% off!!!!!!!!!!!!! just enter this coupon code during checkout...... new&old

Reserve your share of the newest releases from CHA!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

another sorry i am neglecting my blog post!

you all have to really get on me about it! so what have I been doing????? CHoosing New members of my Design Team at CSS.... I welcomed JULES, Tricia and Martha to my team! Sadly i will be saying goodbye to Amanda and Kim at the end of the month!

I also Received my kit from CSS for September. and immediately cut into it! Man was that kit a mojo boost! I already have 3 layouts, an altereed item and a card done. was actaully done by last weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which meant I get the rest of the month to play and create whaever I feel like! I ever go tto just play for the CSS Endless Summer Crop... I cant wait to share with you. Janna Wilson stoppped in for a chat!!!!!!!!!!!

On the home front We went to see Jimmy Buffett at Alpine Valley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an awesome experience!!!!!!

here we are!

Now My goal is to update this once a week! at a minimum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! visit and hound me into doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are cisiting and scrapping today here is a sketch i did for the CSS crop... Upload your creation At CSS and post in the crop forum by midnight tonight for a chance to win a rak!