Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I didn't make the next round of Scrap-Tastic's American Idol. I feel bad that I didn't get further but I am happy with every layout I made for the contest. With that said, Here was my layout for the week:
Today I found some scrappin mojo! Both of these layouts came together really easy, I didn't want to spend alot of time on either of them. Ciaara was playing a game on my laptop, I had the dishwasher running and clothes in the washer and dryer! I had one hour til it was time to get Noah from school. I got right to work, grabbed some patterned paper and got to work!
I've had this picture of Noah touching the froggy for months, I just couldn't think of what I wanted to do with it. Its simple but I like it!
I bought these flowers a couple weeks ago at Joanns (made by DCWV) and couldn't wait to use them. They matched her shirt so well!! I just love this picture of Ciaara and Papa!

Can't believe how the week is flying by, tomorrow is already Thursday! No school for Ciaara tomorrow, and Noah gets out at noon. Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Just a few random pictures from the weekend! It was a busy one! We've had such warm, beautiful weather!!
Friday after school we played outside, had a BBQ, went for a walk.....Noah
and Ciaara both woke up sick in the middle of the night. Ciaara I'm not sure
if she was really sick or grossed out from watching Noah get sick. Ciaara was
fine by Saturday morning but Noah layed around watching movies--he was back to normal by Saturday night. Nate was gone all day Saturday in the cities with a friend so the kids and I read books, watched moives and played a few games!
Sunday was a lounge around day-- We did a Sunday School lesson with the kids then played basball outside. Then the boys watched the Nascar Race and Ciaara and I did some scrappy stuff!
Tomorrow I have my contest layout to finish and hopefull get to enjoy the weather--I heard its going to be in the 70s!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

WHOOOHOOOO!!! I made the next round of Scrap-Tastic's American Idol!
There are 19 girls left and they are all great!

This was my layout for this week. It had to be a 2 page layout, we had to use 3 different techniques (I choose painting, inking and stitching) and have at least 5 pictures!
Love all these pictures of my smiling guy! :D

Nothing much new for the week, I'm LOVING the weather and can't wait for all the snow to be gone so we can play outside more!! The weather guy is saying 60 and sunny for Saturday, I can't wait!

My wishblade aslo showed up and I spent today getting it going! I did cut a word--whoooohoo!
I plan on playing with it more tomorrow. Right now I am in revamp mode in my scraproom to make room for it!! What a mess I have going!

I watched an All New Grey's Anatomy tonight and I'm super disappointed! I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't watched but...... (shaking my head here)

Anyways, Thanks for reading! Have a great night!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sorry it has been awhile!! I've had a busy week!!
Good News I can't wait to share: I made the next round of Scrap-Tastic's American Idol!!
WHOOOHOOO!! I am/was super excited to see my name!
We are down to 24 girls and the competition is TOUGH!!
The challenge was a tough one for me-- we had to make up a rap about scrapbooking!!
I used the Song "Baby Got Back" and changed up the lyrics to fit my love of Prima flowers!

My Mom came to stay the weekned with me while my Step-Dad went down to the cities with Nate for college hockey tournaments. My older sister also drove down on Friday and we all make some Easter cards and played games with the kids. My mom followed the kids to bed but my sister and I stayed up until 1 AM!!! WOW!!

My mom and I headed to the cities on Saturday for a day of shopping. When I say day, I mean the WHOLE day!!! We didn't get back home until 11:00 at night! The kids handled the long day very well and they each had 10 dollars to spend and had a great time picking something out for themselves. I got alot of stuff--- I had fun! I got a few new pair of capri pants.....I usually can never find any I like. Because I'm so short they never fit me right in the length so when I found a couple pair I liked I was thrilled! I also got a few new T-shirts and a pair of shorts for summer. We did stop at Joanns and although my mom walked out with a ton of new things I only got a couple of the Fiskars Clear Stamp sets-- they are sooo cute!!

Anyways, I have my next layout due for Scrap-Tastic tomorrow night and I have been working on my layout today. I hope to get it mostly finished tonight. If you could cross your fingers for me I'd appreciate it! Thanks so much, Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Anyone else having trouble adjusting to the time change??
I can't fall asleep at night, and I can't wake up in the morning---ARGH!!
I hope I can get used to it soon!

We had a WONDERFUL warm day today, it was over 60 degrees!!
I LOVE this weather and can't wait for it to warm up everyday!
The kids and I went for a walk after school, it was sooo nice
just to be out walking in the fresh air without jackets on.
We listened to sounds and smelled the air and talked about what
we liked about spring!

Our Scrap-tastic layout was due tonight, I got that up! I am very nervous
about it, it was a hard challenge for me. I will post the layout tomorrow and
let you know the results, cross your fingers for me!!

I'll leave you with a layout I finished a couple days back. I'm not a fan of hunting and
I hate seeing the poor dead animals (sorry to anyone else that doesn't like it) But I know
its going to be a part of Noahs life and he already enjoys it soo much! He really loved
this layout!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Celebrity Look Alikes??

I got this from Shannon's blog and thought it was cool and wanted to give it a try!

Friday, March 09, 2007


I made the next round of Scrap-Tastic's American Idol!! Our Challenge was to use a CD Cover for inspiration, to use Chipboard and buttons.
This is the cd cover I found with the help from a friend :D
Here is my layout! I worked on it for a whole day! Its very different then what I first came up with but I was really happy with the result.
I already got the next challenge and its a tough one!!! I am pulling together ideas and will give it my best! Wish me luck! :)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Where do the weekends go?? They just go by WAY to fast!!

The kids had school canceled on Friday so it was a long weekend for them! They also have
this Friday off. It is snowing here AGAIN today-- I'm so sick of snow now. I just can't
believe how much can change weather wise in about a week.

I went shopping on Saturday and had LOADS of fun! I got 2 new pair of jeans and quite a few new shirts-- all on clearance!! I rarely find things I like so I was super excited to try clothes on and like them!

We also went to Joanns--- EVERYTHING scrapping is 40% off!! Everything!!
The 12x12 stacks are only 8.88!!! I told myself I would only buy the cardstock ones (love the textured cardstock) but after seeing the Spring Stack I bought it! Who can resist when its only 8.88!! They also have a Chipboard pack that matches, I got that too! Then I bought the bling words for 1.19 and a lot of adhesive for 40% off-- you can never have enough glue runner refills! :)

Here is a picture of my goodies.....

I also had a good mail day when a Package from Shannon showed up in my mailbox yesterday. I saw on TwoPeasInABucket a picture of these stamps at Michaels---they are only a DOLLAR a piece!! A dollar, can you believe it?? Shannon called stores in her area, located them and went out to buy them, she called me to see if I wanted them and I of course said YES!! Its a good thing I said yes since I didn't see them in Michaels when I stopped there this weekend.

Heres a picture of the stamps:

I'll leave you with a layout I did for a contest at the Queen and Co blog-- I didn't win but I still really like the layout! :) There were no rules but to use Queen and Co products. The layouts that won were great!

The round #2 results of Scrap-Tastic's American Idol will be tomorrow (Wednesday) night-- I'll let you know if I move on and share my layout!!
Happy Tuesday, Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Last night was a great night! The March Issue of Scrapstreet Magazine came out and I have THREE things in there!! I am soooo excited!!

First my layout 3 Generations was selected for the Amazing Women article,
Next my Cousins layout was selected for the Lifting Lane,
I also have an Altered bottle on page 21.

I also got good news that I made the next round of Scrap-tastic's American Idol!
Our Challenge the last round was to use a song for our title but it can't be the title
of the song (that was hard!!!), use three patterned papers and a technique. Here
is my layout:
The song I choose was "My Next 30 Years" by Tim McGraw, I would have loved to use that title since this picture was taken on my last day of being 29. The lyrics go like this:

I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age
The ending of an era and the turning of a page
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years

I choose "Celebrate My Age" for my title, used KI Memories patterned paper and used
maching stitching as my technique!! I'm really happy to be moving on in the contest, wish me luck please :)

It is snowing here again and we are supossed to get a ton more, up to 20 inches!! YIKES, its amazing we can go a whole winter without any snow and then get all this snow in less then a week!!

Thanks for stopping by-- Have a great Thursday! :)