Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blog award??

I've been TAGGED! Wow. I am always amazed anyone reads my ramblings! LOL!
Thanks Sophia! I am flattered! AND-BTW-Your stuff is STUNNING!! I got to go add you to my favorite "clicks"! :)

Now if I can just catch UP on my blog!!!
I have first day of school to post... and I better do it before the circus this weekend!! DANG!

So I guess there are RULES! - (1) The winner can put the logo on their blog. (2) Link the person you received your award from. (3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (4) Put links of those on yours. (5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
Scraplogs (blogs) I love, in random order:

1) Theresa: Whoa Nelly this lady is TALENTED! She combines scrapbooking with art in a way that is always refreshing and surprising!
2) Ashleigh: Visiting Ashleigh is like going back in time, sort of. :) She is in her early twenties, getting married, just starting her career... I blinked and I was almost 40 with three kids! :) Not to mention she is also a WICKED scrapbooker!
3) Terri Ventura! Jewelry artist and all-around great lady!! Just love her! Hope to spend time with her again someday! Not to mention I can spend hours looking at all her COOL stuff!!
4) Candi Ladwig: OK, it's not just because she is a fellow scrapper-but because she fun to read too... all the crazy activitities with her kids... without her blog, now that she has moved, how else would I keep up with her??
5) Emilie Ahern: I met her... she probably doesn't remember-LOL! She is funny, creative, funny... did I say funny? I can relate to her bantering, and I love her scrap style!
6) Christina Middlecamp: This women is CREATIVE. She makes it a point to fill her blog with ideas and, well, inspiration.
7) Aline: I am in awe every time this lady picks up a scissors! Or tears even! LOL! Her work is incedibly dimensional! LOVE it!!

OK, that's my list!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Well, I thought it would seem like FOREVER!!
But it's out!

I have a layout in SCRAPBOOK TRENDS-THIS month (September-they have come already)!!

You can get your copy at Scrapaganza!!

Page 126!

I haven't even gotten my copies yet, but they are at the store! YAY!
I will have to get in and get a picture with it... in the mean time, Megan took these for me, because I couldn't wait to see!!

AND (like that wasn't enough!) I was just notified that I have another LO picked for January! YAY!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thank You Grandpa Don!!

Grandpa Don sent us a special little envelope!
With a note about Chuckie Cheese!!
It was the kids "back to school" treat!

We also got their new school shoes!!
Thanks Grandpa (Thanks Dad!!)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pink Sketches has LAUNCHED!

Just wanted to let ya know that has LAUNCHED!
The sketch is GREAT, the LAYOUTS by the Design Team are even better!

I did a very basic layout using my Glitz Designs stash! :)

I LOVE sketches! Our previous challenge at Scrapaganza was a sketch from

Change elements, turn it on it's side... sketches can get ya out of a creative rut FAST!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, August 15, 2008

How about a bunch of pictures to show what we have been up to??

Best to just give ya the low down via pictures! I can't believe how far behind I am AGAIN!

We have been SO busy-and it is just going to get worse! Cora started school, the boys start on Monday... and we are MOVING next month!!! UGH!!

So here is what I got... un-fooled around with. No enhancement, boosting, or even cropped! NO TIME! :)
Cora's new haircut... Gabriel started it... and then I "finished". We took her to the stylist at first. Her attempt to "blend in" the butched front sections fell short... it looked weird, so I cut it one length where the length of the front "butchering"! :) Everyone says they think it is SO cute. I liked it when it was all one length-so healthy and pretty... oh well, it'll grow back. And I have to admit, she looks cute.

Another trip to the zoo! I don't know HOW it is that I got away with not having to buy pony rides, but they SO loved it!! That smile says it all!! I just love these guys! (their monkeys and mine. :) ) Yep, their my little monkeys! :) The zoo visit isn't complete without a trian ride...
...and a carousel ride!Gavin and Gabriel both love the eagle SO much... we have to take turns each visit who gets to ride him... this time it was Gabriel's turn. :) Silly boys!
The tiger will do! :) They just LOVE this "mister"! They missed it immediately when it wasn't at the entrance. We found it here at the carousel! :)
And the result... :)We got lucky, and they were returning the turtles to their exhibit, and the kids got to "pet" the turtles...
And I got some fun pictures of the animals too...

Candi left us... darn her.
I will miss her at the store, and CHA (I hope we can do a CHA again someday-after that baby gets a little more independant! :) ) working on projects... I am lucky enough to still have her one my Design Team at The Story Matters... You'll be missed girlie! Thanks for all the creative MoJo- I still plan on lots of online scrap bantering! :)After Candi's going away party, we were off to the Smith Family party... OK, it wasn't just Smith's... Day's, Billers, Seitz... hard to keep them all straight! Jill (Jerry's sister) come with her Josh and Dave (son and husband) What a treat! Seriously Jill-I'm sending you a gift certificate to Krispy Kreme... :)

Joe and his love Margo... :) Aren't they cute? Cora spent most of her time while Jerry was playin' bustin' a move! :) She has a wicked air guitar! :) Family... it's what it's all about! :)