Friday, November 12, 2010

Missing you and THE DAILY DIGI!!!

I'm so excited to be able to spill the beans!  I'm one of the featured November designers over at The Daily Digi!  I'm flattered to be over there with all the other talented thankful!!! Perfect for November, huh!  :)

Make sure ya run over and read my little bio....and allll the way at the bottom ya may find something useful!  ;)  Especially when I tell you about........

It's been a rough few weeks... I'm glad to have my friends.   Unfortunately, most of my BEST friends live in other states.   I'm glad to have FB and texting! 

I've been knocking this around in my head for a's Missing You.
I'll have to come back with some examples.... I am so freaking late all the time that my CT hasn't had time to play with it!  I believe I can knock some layouts out tomorrow.

I've been without internet last night and alllllll I'm frantically trying to catch up.  They're working on the street down the block from me and keep hitting something that takes out my entire block's cable.  FUN.

And speaking of layouts, I stumbled across this chick at DST and fell IN LOVE with her gallery.   Oh the next day I went to figure out who this scrap star was...and it turns out that it's Sandra, or you may recognize her as Chengie!  Where in the world have I been?  This is what happens when I neglect my scrapping!  LOL   It seems that I've seen her name around and didn't put two and two together that it was her.  Anyway.... she's incredibly talented and I plan on lifting her entire gallery!  hehe
I just had to give a little shout out to her! :)

Alright, it's past 2 am and I need to get some sleep! Peace out suckahs.  Errr...I mean, have a lovely evening!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I am template challenged.

There, I said it.  I don't know WHY I'm like this....there are so many amazing ones to choose from.  I also see everyone ROCKING them out.   Lately, I've been trying to get back into doing challenges and scrapbooking more.  Then, I notice a lot of them involve templates!   LOL   But, I've sucked it up and really tried....I'm just never really happy with the outcome.   Maybe I'm just stuck in my old school style of scrapping and I haven't moved into current trends!  ;)  Either way,  I've been really trying.  I'm going to go on a hunt for the perfect templates today...that way when I have to do another template challenge I actually have a go to file!

I do have to say... I cheated this week.  I used a qp!  hehe  I saw these SUPER cute ones for only $2!!!   They're Holly Designs... I was picking up her Halloween kit and couldn't pass them up.   Now, with the Halloween ones I did last week, for the first time in YEARS I'm actually finished scrapping a Holiday/event only weeks after it occurred!

I also need to admit that I'm addicted to the font Justy and I can't stop using it.  I need to find another font pronto before EVERY layout in my album has it on there.  LOL
And....I finished my Girl vs Scrap layout early.  Um, it also has Justy for the journaling!  LOL See, I need HELP people!!!

I used Daredevil and a template from Lauren Reid's 1st Day pack.

Ok, I HAVE to get this project finished.... I've been working on it for 2 days now.  Just can't seem to catch that flow.  Would probably help if I'd quit scrapbook SHOPPING and get into ps.  ;)
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Busy Weekend!

Well, spent yesterday at Mr. Noda's speed meet.... it wasn't the best.  But, he has impoved so much since last year.  I can't really complain about anything.... he's shaved 2 seconds just since Nationals!   He spent most of the day either disappointed in himself or nervous about the next race.  After it was over he was able to just kick back and visit with some of his Colorado friends that he hasn't seen in months. 

Our next meet is in Waco, Texas over Thanksgiving.... not too sure if Pud and I are going to head down there with them this time though.   We'll see.   She's SO crabby the entire time because she's BOOOOOOORED and SLEEEEEPY and any other thing she can come up with.  She only perks up when she's handed some quarters to take off to the arcade with!  LOL

Ok, finally squeezed in some scrap time!  I want to have enough ready to print for Christmas... the countdown is ON folks!!!

Credits can be seen here.

This one was for the Girl vs Scrap Oct. should check them out if you haven't already!   Lauren puts such fun little twists on each challenge!

Alright, I have to get to work.... I have something fun happening Friday!  ;) 


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy DSD!!! :)

Well, I came to do my official post and discovered I didn't finish my previous post.  LOL  Oh well, we all have TONS going on this weekend!  I'll just post a few previews and then... I'm going to hit my FB fan page and start sending out coupons!  :) 

Alright, first of all, I had an AMAZING opportunity to work with the uber scrappulous... ( did I just make up a word?  hehe)  We whipped up a Little Daredevil kit that's perfect for your little men! 

And here's my little fallish kit called Frolic.

Also, EVERYTHING is on sale at MScraps!  Take 30% off storewide with a few items with even deeper discounts!  ;)

I'll be back soon with some Halloween pics and some recent layouts!


Friday, October 1, 2010

New Product Friday plus a FREEBIE! :)

I am in the middle of a few collabs this morning so I'm going to just get right to the point today!  ;)
I have a new little kit up at Memory Scraps this's SPOOOOOOOOKY.  Ok, maybe not spooky but darkly cute.  LOL 

I scrapped with it already!

Since I already had it scrapped, I decided to make you a QP.
Just click on the image to download.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, September 20, 2010

I've created a monster.

Her name is Suzy....or Rat-baby.  ;)

She's not the prettiest of puppies. She was the runt, her hair hasn't grown in all the way, and she's definitely not soft and snuggy....but I SO love this little thing.  The big problem with her is that she doesn't like to be alone.  She doesn't want to eat alone, sit alone or even sleep alone.  I'm trying to catch up on a ton of stuff today and she's crying and clawing at my leg to pick her up.  I pick her up for a sec....give her some love and try to put her down and she GRUNTS, gives me a dirty look, and then goes right back to clawing and crying.  She's making me crazy.  I just put her outside for a bit so I can FOCUS. 

I've been sorta grumpy for a bit...I have a lot of things I have to accomplish and when I get in those moods I just want to crawl in a hole.  Which makes the work pile up even more.... yes, you'd think I would have worked that out before now.  BUT, at least I can snap out of it now.  The weather is beautiful and both the kiddos are healthy again.  THANKFULLY.   We're doing MUCH better this year... I'm impressed.  I don't know if it's the change in lifestyle or just a stronger immune system after being exposed for so many years now.  LOL  I'll take credit though.  ;) 

John wanted some pics of his truck this weekend so we went downtown and snagged some really cool shots... well, cool for US.  hehe  I grabbed a few of the kiddos too... we mostly just goofed off for a bit and watched some trains go by.  It was nice.... of course, boys will be boys.

John has lost about 40 lbs and his body has changed so much with his workout routine (2-3 hours a day).  I really wish I could find the motivation he has.  LOL  He needs to buy some new clothes though....I didn't know how baggy his were getting until I was editing. 

I snagged this sweet one the train in front of them.

John's other woman... a recently lowered Maybelle

And....because she's my puddin'.

Ok, I've killed enough time.... I have to let the princess back in and go snag my babies.  
 Hopefully I'll be back in a few days with some new products.  I'm in the middle of cuteness.  ;)

Happy MONDAY!  


Saturday, September 4, 2010

School stuff and photo fun!

Oh, and I didn't put my new stuff up.... again.  LOL

My husband has taken pity on me and hauled the twins off to a car club thing.  I've never officially been to one of those car meetings but I imagine it's sorta boring for Abs and Noah's climbing over everyone's vehicles.    BUT... I do know that it means SILENCE for me.  ;)

I made a new school kit...naturally.  I haven't had time to really scrap their first day but I do plan on getting around to it.  I managed to do one of Noders with his wrestling backpack. 

Here's First Day

Here's my layout...he's nuts.

Here's some CT eyecandy.

I also have some doodly frames up.

They're so messy and scratchy but still fancy ya know.  hehe

I have to get some scrapping finished... I want to try to do all the Challenges every month at Mscraps.  I believe I've managed 2 a month so far!  Pretty sad.  I spend more time editing my photos lately than I do scrapbooking them.  I'm seriously obsessed with actions.  I bought a bunch from M4Hens and I'm going to snag them from Florabella too.  I must run each pic through 4 or 5 before settling on one or two looks to print.  My husband thinks I'm nuts.    With each new photo I imagine how it's going to look with Little Rainbow slapped on it. LOL    
 I also think that when you aren't the best photographer these little things SAVE you.  Where would I be if I were still rocking the disposables and dropping them at Wal-Greens without editing.  SCARY.  I'm sure you have your own saves but this is one of my faves of Noder.
Before.. or SOOC (<-- hehe photog words)

He looks sorta hot and sweaty...and um, yes..we were on top of a railroad station and you could CLEARLY see the next building. LOL  Breadsticks anyone? ;)
Ok, and here's the "fixed" pic.

I realize that his hands are sawed off...but really, who notices that except a REAL photographer?  Exactly.  Love that pic.   AND can I ramble or WHAT?!

I'm not getting anything accomplished.  I have a HUGE idea that I have to get on.  It's going to take me a few days of doodling but hopefully it'll be worth it!!! ;)
Here's a little sale info... if you have anything in your wishlist at MScraps now is the time to snag em!!!

And if you spend $10 you get our collab for FREE!

Hope to see ya over there! :)
Good night ladies... enjoy your Saturday night.  GEAUX TIGERS!!! *ROAR*


Friday, August 13, 2010

New kit and Coupon code! :)

Hey there!  I hope you're having some fun this Friday the 13th!!!  I wish I would have remembered last night so I could play some jokes on the kiddos today.  But, as usual... I didn't realize the actual date until the afternoon.  Oh well.

Abby's sick and sleeping and Noah's been playing Guitar Hero so long I'm getting ready to LOSE my mind.  But, I'm trying to let him play up...this is the last OFFICIAL summer Friday.

The new kit is up at Mscraps!  It's called Summer Flies and it's super girly! I'm going to update my blog and make some blinkies with it later but for now..... here's the previews.

And here's some inspiration from my team.

AND..if you stuck through all that I have a special coupon for ya!
It's already 20% off...but you can take an ADDITIONAL 20% off by using coupon code blogwme!

Have a great weekend! 


Thursday, August 12, 2010


It's how it all started yet it's the first thing I let slide.  Shameful.  So, I spent the day (and night)'s been SO nice.  Of course, I had an accident an hour into one of them... I can't seem to stop myself from shutting down ps in the middle of things.  That's how I get my heart rate up...I'm like a dare-devil or something- can I finish a page before I sabotage myself?  LOL

My kids are home from Chicago.  I REALLY missed them this time... it's getting worse instead of better.  Makes no sense.   I believe that it's because they're turning into great little chit-chatters.  I didn't realize how much I really depend on them for convo during the day!  To fulfill my chat quota I had to resort to calling friends from 1982 and talking their ears off! ;)   Anyway, it took a single day before I was dreaming about that school bell ringing!  I swear, I believe that homeschool Mommies are seriously angels or something.   I NEED my days back.  LOL

OH...I was going to sign off without telling you that MScraps is looking for a CT! 

3-4 layouts per month.
upload to 4 galleries.
download only what you plan on using.
downloaded products should be used within a week.
promote the store & our products.
play praise games, etc.
active participation at our forum & gallery
participate in creating challenges and announcing them
be reliable

send an e-mail to
include the following info:
your name & forum name(s)
a short BIO
a list of current CT duties
a link to your most complete gallery
why you would like to be on our team
2-3 low resolution layouts that best represent your style

August 24th, 2010
but don't wait too long with sending in your application,
because we might close this call (a lot!) sooner.
CT will be picked by (a few of) our team members!
Good Luck!!!

Just wait until you see the hotness that's coming out soon.... new designers and a TON of new stuff.  So, get it for free ladies!!! LOL
Ok, I've spent entirely too much time on here today... my bottom is becoming one with this seat!
Have a great night!!!
And, so I have SOMETHING in this post to look at... here's a little sneaky of something coming Friday. ;)


Friday, July 23, 2010

It's NEW product day!

Again with the blogging... I'm seriously setting a new record for myself!  I may just have the hang of this.  ;)
I've been meaning to make this kit for almost 2 years!!! I have a little file on my computer of little quotes by the kiddos that I want to scrap.  Ok, so the kits finished... who's going to scrap them????  LOL 

Here's Chatterbox

Here's a little inspiration from some AMAZING scrappers!

Ok, I HAVE to get some laundry finished so I can pack up my kids.  They're heading off to Chicago to visit with Grandma for 2 weeks!!!  I know I'll miss them but I could REALLY use the peace and quiet for a few days.  I'm sure you understand!   After losing my little brother and sister it's very important for me that my kids KNOW my Mom.  I didn't make family enough of a priority and now it's just too late.  I'll always regret that.   
Alright, why do I do that to myself.. Ok. 

It's FRIDAY ladies..get out and do something FUN! :)


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Check this out... I'm blogging again!  LOL 

I'm up waiting to wake up the hubs.  He's going in early and I'm supposed to make sure he gets up...because 2 alarms and a cell phone aren't enough to ensure an early rise out him!

So, I've finished up the next installation of the MScraps August collab...and worked on getting myself caught up on Big Brother.  I won't go into my obsession with BB here...but just know, it's not pretty and I'm not proud.   Fortunately, in this day and age you can find some chicks to dish on ANYthing with ya.  Holla to my 2peas BBFF! ;)

I haven't scavenged my EHD's for a freebie today...but I do have a sneak peek of something new coming out Friday at Mscraps.  Who knows, keep an eye peeled and ya just may find a great coupon here on release day! 

First of all, do you know how your kids like to jibber jabber either in the car or *gasp* when you're trying to actually pay attention to your friend on the phone...hehe  Well, lately I've noticed that my daughter is SERIOUSLY into telling me all her innermost thoughts.  It's freaking HILARIOUS!  The things that fall out of her mouth keep me laughing.  I had to do something special to scrapbook some of them.  SO, here's a little sneak of what I came up with.....

Ok, I believe I've killed enough time... hopefully, I can catch him before the alarms wake up the offspring!
Have a wonderful day!!!

I also want to add that I'm going to finish up my CT choices and have everyone notified by tomorrow evening!  If anyone that's reading applied.... thank you so much!!! I'll be in touch! :)


Friday, June 25, 2010


Am I blog-slacker or what!  LOL   I've started a new schedule so hopefully, I can keep up with everything.  The kids are home for the summer so I don't have to be up so early the morning.  I can work in the evenings when they're sacked out. I LOVE it!

Ok, here's quick catch up.  I have some new kits up at MScraps.  I've messed up my 365 so horribly I don't know if I'm going to recover.  And, drum rolllllllllll I'm having a CT Call!  So, if you or someone ya know are looking for a LOW PRESSURE scrap gig- let me know!

Ok, I'm going to throw a few previews and then a freebie!!! :)

I'm finally finding some sort of groove after the year away from designing!  I was a little lost for a bit.  It's hard to come  back after being away so long.

Ok, I found this on my EHD the other day and was OH SO HAPPY.  I loved it...and still do.  Ya may find a use for them as well.  They're real paper so they have that yummy texture!

I used them on this... just did a blend on it so they weren't screaming.

Alright, that's about it for today!
Be Blissed my scrappin' friends! :)


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Collab fun with Shawna Clingerman!

We had a lot of fun with this one... who doesn't have a photo or two (or at least a story to tell) about something the kiddos managed to get into!  Check it out.....

I just love her fun style.  Here's a few layouts for inspiration....

Layouts by scrapwithnikki, jenny79, inklover13, and jenn barrette.

I'm working on something sorta fun for my little puddin'....she's not TOO frilly so don't expect satin and lace!
Feeling pretty awful about all the days I'm skipping in the 365 project.  I have to fill in and get back on the horse.  I really want to have that photo book for the end of the year.   I've seen some amazing templates out there, so that should help me get back in the groove. 


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