Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing everyone a happy holiday !!!!
I hope everyone gets what they listed!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Men who get manicures!

Poor Grandpa - this is what happens when you are playing with your grand-daughter, you have no way of saying NO! One hand was blue and the other was black. The last two pictures of our Lucas - she was going to polish his nails afterwords - and that's what he heard and took off!

Christmas is almost here!

How many days are left? YIPPIE I can't wait for this year. My niece understands some of it - at least the presents part! I have to do some more shopping for the parental unit - what should I get them? CASH?

I went scrapbooking at my local LSS which has closed so we have resorted to going to a local fire house - so not as much fun as going to the store! This economy blows big time! We still have fun and made our Christmas Cards - I found a few off of the web that I really liked. So I copied the idea and I will now be making the envelopes for them!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Enjoy this time of year for fun, family & friends! You can relax and sit back and enjoy the hot coco and listen to Josh Groban or get in the Christmas spirit with Bing Crosby!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

This week

So lately I have been interested in entering a few more challenges so I have searched the web and entered the Dream Girls challenge - but as usual - I was one day to late since the month of October has 31 days!! I entered my entry on the 31st instead of the 30th!!! UGG I was made because I really nailed this challenge. Here's my entry! The challenge was to use as much pink as possible and add lace (in the lower right corner).

Here is a slide show of a future scrapbooker - she just loves messing with my stuff. I now have a small drawer set aside for 'her' (my) scrapbooking stuff!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Today's the day to be the most creative you can be. We can turn ourselves into Rock Stars, princes, princesses and even something scary!!! I found this scary pumpkin on the web and thought it was really good. Is everyone going treat or treating tonight? Or Egging and TPing people's cars and houses? Which could be more fun???

On another note I entered the Dream Girls challenge this week for Think Pink and I tried to take the picture in different places yet again and was unable to get the entire scrapped page in the photo - but here is my entry below. As you can see I still have the darn light from the camera messing up the photo. You can't see what I wrote - it was You can never have enough Pink!

Monday, October 6, 2008

It's Almost time for Halloween!

I know Halloween is right around the corner because it was really really cold out again this morning! I found the most awesome blog today and I will be making the cupcakes on a stick this weekend! I will be also making the other pops for Halloween for treats to hand out. We only get about 8 halloween-ers and they are all our neighbors so they take freshly baked goods as gifts! I can't wait to try this Bakerella cupcakes. I purchased everything I need and have a trial run this weekend!! I am sure I will have a few people that will test out the products!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

October Already!

So this morning was a bit of a shock! I had to be at work early - really early - 745AM - yikes I haven't been up and out that early in a looonnng time! The weather was only 50 degrees I was shocked, I did not have a coat and was still wearing capris so I had to rush back in and change my clothes and unfortunately get a jacket!!! - That really upset me, I am still trying to hold on to summer I guess. Pretty soon Christmas and snow will be here.

So I joined another scrapbooking challenge at Dream Girls

I really like this site - it's only twice a month and it doesn't have such strict requirements to stay a member of the challenge! I definitely recommend it. Go on over and sign up. The prizes are great too, plus you get your work out there! Here is one that I have posted - the first really isn't all that great because the requirement was a black and white photo - and I have yet to learn / master how to photo my work so it's a bit small.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hectic Life Lately!!!

It seems like forever since I blogged. I recently decided to clean up the pile of scrapbooking mess that is in my office. YIKES I really didn't know I have so much scrapbooking supplies - I need to stop buying and creating with what I have - but it is so hard when you see new products and they are sooo awesome you just get creative and want and buy and go crazy!!!

I also decided to join a few challenges; (1) Dreamgirls and (2) Bad Girls Kits

I am still in the twice a month challenges with Dream Girls but the rules with Bad Girls are so mean that I didn't make it past class two of the six week challenge - I was pissed because it was a great challenge - they don't tell you why you didn't make it - which is why I was even more mad. Isn't this supposed to be a fun and creative hobby? Why should all people be dissed like that!!! UGG so I will no longer participate in this blog or buy their monthly kit from them. That's what gets me - they are a service provider and in today's market need to make money and they loose customers this way! So I will begin the search for another company with great products and monthly kits and challenges.

I signed up again for The Button Farm's Extreme Scrapbooking Event for November - I can't wait you meet so many people and create some awesome projects - but it is definitely not for the beginner scrapper. I have been doing this for over 2 years and I was a bit slow. This was one of the books we created in just 2 hours - there were over 8 projects(?) and 5 make-n-takes.

I will start posting more of my work - I am just not good at taking the pictures and getting everything in the photo - to see all of the details.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back from Vacation

Well vacation was a blast, just returning was not something I wanted to do! I recommend going on that cruise! Stevie Wonder was on the cruise and sang a few songs one nite. It was great to get away and have some fun and not be attached to a computer or a cell phone. When we arrived back I almost forgot how to drive - it was that great!

Now I am back at work and drowning in emails, phone calls, life - should be much simpler!

I will post pics from vacation soon!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Going on Vacation!!!

Finally, I was able to book a vacation! I can't wait to go and take a nap in the afternoon, eat so much food I will get sick and then eat again! I will be in Puerto Rico, Grand Turk and St. Maarten. Can't WAIT!!! I will have some excellent pix when I get back!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

I joined a new kit club!

So I haven't been blogging lately! I know I should do it at least once a week. I need to get my work photographed and put out there for everyone to enjoy! So here is what I have been up to lately. My subscription to Simply Obsessed has ended this month and I was looking around for another club that may have the same type of good quality products and fairly priced items. I found this club -- The Bad Girls club. The website is easy to navigate, the products are reasonably priced and I am extremely happy with the kits!

Here is a view of what I received so far...

The is the June Kit from Bad Girls Kits
This company has awesome kits and add-ons!
I really don't like paper clubs but this one I couldn't refuse.
It has more than just paper!
I was ending my subscription to Simply Obsessed and found this one with has
way more products and paper that any other club!
It is a bit more monthly but I only signed up for a 3 month subscription.

Friday, May 16, 2008

I need to be here today!

Going On's

Ok - I haven't been doing much of anything but running around like a chicken with no head. I have not done any scrapbooking since my recent trip to New Hampshire (April 26th) YIKES! I have so much to do I don't know where to start.

I just receieve the weekly email from Lasting Memories regarding a "Croptopia Cruise" that I was going to consider going on in October! I called a few people and put my deposit down!!! Although I have been to Bermuda before I need to get away again! This will be my first scrapbooking cruise so I will let you know how it works out.

I will post some of my work shortly! Have a great day!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Today's Mood


As Lucas would say!

Do you know that Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day? We need to celebrate and get out of the house and find a crop to go to! Create and Motivate is the new day's moto!

Friday, April 4, 2008

New Possible Ink Job!

Possible ink work for my back - how do you like it???

Monday, March 24, 2008

Almost Time for Extreme Scrapbooking Event 2008!

Usually it is very expensive to go to a weekend getaway and they are really to me not far enough away from home, so when Lasting Memories had a weekend of classes hosted by The Button Farm, I went on her website and was instantly hooked. I enjoy her kits and they are so easy to create, the directions are great and the final product looks just amazing! I am so excited to go to this weekend getaway. It is in New Hampshire hosted by The Button Farm! This is what I call a great get away for scrapbooking and so worth the expense. You travel to a new location and meet so many other just like you! 100 people will be in a room for two days creating great new works of art! That to me is the definition of a weekend crop getaway!

This is the link to see the last ESE event of 2007 so you can see the pictures from the last event and read all the comments.

This is the link to the Button Farm Blog where you can see all the pictures of what will be creating over the two day event.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Upcoming Kit from Simply Obsessed

Here is the new kit that should arrive any day now. I have so many plans for it already, I just need to set aside some time! These kits are really great and the possibilities are endless! The price is just right for them as well! I definitely recommend them and the monthly kit club!


A bit late - March Kit

This is the March Kit from Simply Obsessed
I forgot to post this earlier I have been so busy lately with re-organization of the crop corner!!

Busy At Work!

Every time there is a visit a small person always has to sit at my desk and do her work!! She uses the mouse, hits the keyboard and go figure yells at the monitor. This is the future! And she will be 2 on April 2nd!!!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Today's Mood

Take this test!
Your color is red, the color of racy sportscars, blushing cheeks, and luscious roses. Red symbolizes passion, romance, and love. So, since you're ruled by red, you probably trust your feelings more than your brain and tend to act spontaneously. If you see something you want, you go for it without thinking twice — impulsive is your middle name. You don't wait around for people to make decisions, either; you dive right in. Quite the romantic, you pay close attention to your emotions. In fact, if your heart isn't in what you're doing, you won't be satisfied. Of course, even when you do pour all your energy into the projects you tackle, your impetuous nature means your passions can shift as frequently as the wind. That's why some reds have trouble with commitment. Our advice? Next time you're feeling fickle, think before you act, if possible. You might be surprised at the results. Overall, though, it's great to be red. No one lives life more completely than you do.

Monday, February 25, 2008

An artist in the making

So this is our new artist. She decided on Valentine's Day to wear her new Tutu. Here she is drawing circles and squares. At least for once she is only drawing on the board and not on her clothes!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My Japan Scrapbook Pages 1 & 2

This is the first page of my Japan Scrapbook!

This took me a long time to get it finished!

I have over 72 pages to get scanned.

I can't
wait to get them in a slide show.

A Future Diva in the making!

My inspiration for scrapbooking....

This is Kate. She will be 2 in April. She comes to our house every Thursday. She opens all my makeup cases and decides on the one lipstick that will leave your skin a bit red. She put it all over her face and had 'some' on her lips!

This is my payback for her using my makeup - I get to make her look like she comes from the movie "The Grinch who stole Christmas" the kids all have hair that's funny like this. She is going to me a handful when she is a teenager but we don't want to rush that! She is always singing, dancing, laughing and just plain happy. She certainly puts a smile on your face!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

February Update!

Ok, so I finally joined a kit by the month club and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. This month's kit pictured above is from Simply Obsessed. The entire package seems to be colors and coordinates that I would have picked to do a project with. My next decision - which took some searching on the web - was to come up with what I was going to do with it. I really need to start publishing my work and get it out there.

I must recommend becoming a member of this kit club - Here is the website:

I went to a crop this past weekend at Fordham University and just loved the group of women that get together! They could not be a nicer group of people. They share their ideas, laughs and I really had a great time. Some crops that I have been to doesn't seem to be as much fun to go to, the people don't really allow you to 'join-in' since they already have their 'groups/cliques' members already selected, I find that hard to handle so I kept searching for the right group to join and I think I finally found it. Once I use this month's kit I will post the final pics!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, January 21, 2008

A New Year, A New Journey!

OK, so the New Year has finally arrived and I am already behind. I have so many plans and layouts that I need to finish from last year. My new year’s goal is to complete a layout a week. Yeah right! That didn't work last year so I need to devise a new plan. This year I will begin with working on my organization. There is nothing worse that knowing you have all that you need to complete a layout and can't find it, so what do I do? Buy more! Of course why not? So this year I will get organized. I went to Staples and purchased magazine holders for all of my magazines and then realized that I can use this for my 12x12 paper as well. I created with manilla folders dividers for the sections of paper.