Friday, November 12, 2010
You second guess yourself. You wonder if you are good enough. You wonder if your projects are good enough. You wonder if they like your style. You just wonder.
Well, that is how I am right now.
I decided to throw myself into the circle of people submitting for the Teresa Collins Design Team. I haven't been on a team since Rusty Pickle last year, so I thought it was about time for me to get back into it.
And here I sit wondering.
So...I thought you know I have these three projects that I made for this call. Why not post them here on my blog. These projects were done really, really quickly because yours truly didn't read everything word for word. Yeah...I sort of skim over things, especially important details! LOL. One of those things I skimmed over was the part where you were to send in three projects. Well, I thought they were ANY three projects, so I was good right? Nope. Three projects that used products from Teresa Collins. Okay, so I have layouts and things with her products, but nothing totally or even close to 100%. So what's a girl to do other than start from scratch and make some things.
I decided to do one layout, well...okay so I started a card at the same time, but I like the way that my layout turned out so that's the one I submitted. It was an easy layout, and I LOVE it. I Love this photo of my daughter. It's like she's saying "Here's a flower mommy. For you!" I LOVE the colors of the paper and think that they all compliment the photo I used. But that's my opinion! (lol)
My next project is a Acrylic Shakerbox Frame from Darcie's. When I saw this at the store last week I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I wanted to use the Mr. and Mrs. Line to make a Shakerbox with a photo of my husband and me on our wedding day (our anniversary is next week!). So that's what I did. I made the flowers and used a combination of Teresa Collins Bling and Bazzill Bling Buttons to embellish it and added a crown to match the paper. Since it is a shaker box it has some Vintage Glass Glitter (Tuxedo) which is REALLY Pretty! I could sit and just shake the box and it just looks pretty!
My final project that I made is a Canvas. For this project i turned the canvas over and used the back side of it. First I painted the entire Canvas with black paint, and then the wooden edge that the canvase is streched on was glittered. I LOVE glitter! I made the flowers for this project also, added the bling buttons to them, added a BUNCH of rhinestones (cause I LOVE rhinestones). The letter "f" is also glittered. The entire project has been placed on chipboard in varying heights so each piece pops up at different degrees. I couldn't decide what paper to use so I decided to combine "everything".
So there you have it.
What can they say? No...well at least I tried!
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The picture isn't that great (I'll try and get a better one) because it's sort of cloudy out. But, I wanted to get it up here to share!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Well that's what today is known as around here! Every Wednesday I go to my Weight Watcher Meeting, some days I have a GREAT weigh in, and some days I don't. Today was one of those days that I was very, VERY happy! 1.6 pounds down. Yeah!!!
I love my meetings. I feel lost if I don't go to them. It's like an addiction, okay, NOT an addiction. But if I don't go to my Wednesday Meeting I just feel a little "off" for the week.
It's NOT only my meetings though, it's the friends I have made through the meeting. I LOVE the ladies that I go to the meeting with (okay, we meet there). But you know, they are like "family" to me...my Weight Watcher Family.
Every Wednesday we go to our meeting, sit in the back row together, "participate" in the meeting (that means "talk"). After the meeting we sometimes go walk a few times (or once) around the lake, or we go to Michael's and then we go to lunch at Jason's Deli (Salad, of course!). We talk, we laugh, and we offer support to each other.
And that is what I am Thankful for today! My Weight Watcher Wednesday Friends! (well, they're my friends EVERY day, but that's when we go to our meetings).
Have a GREAT day!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
I am THANKFUL that I have a loving husband who supports me in everything I do (okay, maybe NOT everything, but a lot of stuff!)
I am THANKFUL that I have a beautiful daughter who loves me.
I am THANKFUL that I have SO many supportive friends.
I am THANKFUL that I have a house to live in, a car to drive, and clothes to wear (smaller clothes too!)
I am THANKFUL that I have a wonderful hobby that I can use to tell my families story.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Scrapbooking! Yes, that is the plan for this week. And I start tomorrow morning! I'm heading to Anthologies (http://www.Anthologiesbyme.com) for a little bit of shopping before I create something special for my house! I have had this project on my mind for a few weeks now and I REALLY want to get it completed, so I have set aside tomorrow to begin it. I can't wait! If it turns out like I want it to it's going to be BEAUTIFUL!
Can't wait to share it with everyone!
Saturday, October 09, 2010
It all started out fine. I woke up at 7:15, fed the cats, ate breakfast and made my grocery list. But I didn't leave the house until after 11:00 which is NOT what I wanted to do. I wanted to be out by 9:00. You see, I have something VERY important to do tonight! I'm going scrapbooking! And I CANNOT WAIT! only a few more hours, or minutes depending on when I want to leave.
I was trying to figure out what I wanted to work on and since I usually don't get very much done at crop I thought that i would organize my photos and work on cutting out some Cricut Images. I can use up a LOT of time doing that! So I'm HAPPY!
I've started to pack my car and only have a few more things to load. Okay...three. My Rolly Tote, my Toolbox and another bag that has my photos in it.
I think I'm just happy because I'm starting to get organized. And being organized can make a LOT of people happy!
So Tomorrow I will post pictures of Sarah's Mum. You should have SEEN some them they were HUGE! Some even had lights on them. And yes, even though they were huge all of them were beautiful!
Have a GREAT NIGHT!
Friday, October 08, 2010
I was going through my computer files and came across some of my favorite Scrapbook Pages.
I'm leaving in about an hour and a half for the Homecoming Football Game (Volunteering) so tomorrow I'm going to be posting pictures of my daughter with her mum!
It's going to be a fun night!
Thursday, October 07, 2010
50 Day Countdown to Black Friday!!!
I have 50 Days!
Okay, so I'm not a Big Black Friday shopper anymore. Sarah is now 15 1/2 and I don't need to stand in line at Toy's R Us anymore. What she wants is at Sephora, or Buckle, or Victoria's Secret. And Simon, well he and I discuss what he wants anyway and what he wants you can get whenever you go to the Mall. Let's see...who is the most important person to shop for on Black Friday?
But forget about Black Friday. The store that I want to go to is open on Thanksgiving Day. I've gone every year for the last three years and I've been the first one in line too. What store could have things that I want? Micheal's of course!
I go to Michael's at least three time a week. I have coupons in hand and I have my credit card. But I don't usually buy a thing. Usually I just go and look around, see if there is anything new...okay I go to get out of the house! BUT! On Thanksgiving Day they have SUPER SPECIALS! What are they? I can't tell you because if I did you might want to buy them and not leave any for me! (lol) Okay, Okay. Cricut Cartridges and Storage. Now I'm not sure that these are even going to be on special, but they have the past three years and if they are that is what I am going to buy.
It's 50 Days from Today!
amd tomorrow it's 49. It's going to be here before you know it!
Have a Great Day!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Okay so I'm a scrapbooker and I should be use to this. I just spent about four hours uploading, editing and ordering photos.
This year for my albums I'm doing something different. Well not totally different. I use to do this a long time ago when I first started to scrapbook. What is it? Going Chronological. Yikes...sounds scary. After years of jumping around in my books and just letting my choices wander I've decided to go back to Chronological Scrapbooking.
Oh it get's worse....
I can't go back and work on previous years until I am all caught up with the present year.
So I guess I should admit the truth here...I am seven years behind. Yes...seven. How can anyoen who scrapbooks as much as I do be seven years behind you may wonder. It's easy...it's called Design Teams. I put so much work and emphasis on Design Team Work and getting published and entering contests that I sort of neglected my scrapbooking. I've been digging myself into a hole and I finally decided one day to try and get myself out. So that brings me to today....
While I was at Creative Escape one of the teachers, Maggie Holmes, told us to go home and do something that we have been putting off. I didn't have to think very long...I KNEW what I had been putting off. My pictures. They are a mess, and I admit that. So today I decided that I was going to start to do something about it.
I have gone through all of my 2010 Photos to date (all 1,091 of them to date) copied them off of Picasa, safely stored them in "several" places and ordered 360 photos that had not been printed off yet. And this weekend I am going to start to get my scrapbooking life in order.
I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Now about that photo that's above...yes that's my Scrapbook Room. and I will admit that's it's that messy on purpose! A few years ago a local radio station was having a contest for the Messiest Room and i decided to enter. So...I trashed my scrapbook room! Trust me! It's REALLY NOT like that!
Oh, and I didn't win...yes, there was a room that was messier than mine! Can you BELIEVE that!
Have a great night!
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
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Monday, October 04, 2010
The rest of my day included a three hour nap, going to Subway for the Sub of the Day Special (Five Points on Weight Watchers can't beat that!), pickin up Sarah and her friend from school, buying cat food, going to Market Street, cooking dinner, dropping Sarah off at Band Practice, going home to see Simon for five minutes, going to Walmart, going back to pick Sarah and her friend up from Band Practice and coming home. And here I am...in my jammies and getting ready to go to bed, but only after I surf the web and play a few games on facebook.
But before I go I thought I'd post some more photos from yesterday's visit to The State Fair of Texas.
This is Sarah and Simon enjoying their Corny Dog...
Sarah sitting in the Driver's Seat of the Car that she "THINKS" she's getting for her 16th Birthday...see I said she "THINKS!"
I had to take a Picture of Sarah after she got out of the "Fried Cookie Dough" line. She was SO upset and sad because they had ran out right before she go to the counter.
But then there was happiness again because she found "Fried Cheesecake". I should have taken a picture of her when her dad starting eating the Cheesecake with her. She thought it was only hers....oh well, not in this house.
Until Tomorrow's Adventure...that is if I feel like an adventure. Sometimes I just want to stay at home!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
No this isn't Julie Andrews singing in the "Sound of Music". It's me, and it's October 2nd...or what I will call Day Two of the 31 Days of October Blog Challenge. But I have to be honest here! It's just past midnight. Okay it's 12:51 a.m. on Saturday Morning so it's either Friday Night or Saturday Morning...depending on how you look at it!
Today I thought I'd post a list of my FAVORITE things! (not too many I promise because I want to go to bed!)
So here goes:
Favorite Pizza: Mushroom. yes, Mushroom. But we NEVER order what I want. You know how it goes don't you? You go to a restaurant with your family and everyone else gets what THEY want! I rarely get the kind of pizza that I like and if I did it would be Mushroom! YUMMMMM!!!
Favorite Soda: Diet Dr. Pepper. I live in Texas afterall! And no. I've never been to the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco...but I want too!
Favorite Candy Number #1: Reese's Peanut Buter Cups. And I pop the whole thing in my mouth!
Favorite Candy Number #2: Cherry Lifesavers. And I have a HUGE Stash of them. I have to hide them on my daughter though.
Favorite Hobby: Ummmmm...do you know me? Scrapbooking!
Favorite Color: Pink of Course! But I was told the other day that you can't wear pink unless you are under the age of 18. I have to argue with this though.
Favorite TV Show: Okay, I have several. I like Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Biggest Loser and yes, I have been know to watch Hell's Kitchen. I LOVE Chef Ramsey.
Favorite Movie/Book: Twilight of course! Team Edward. And yes, I go to the movie on Opening Night. I'm one of those Twilight Mom's who get there three hours before the movie starts to get my seat. And I've gone by myself to two of the three movies.
I think that's all for now. Like I said (or maybe didn't say?), I just got home from a Football Game and it's now 1:00 a.m. It's time to go to bed and get some rest before tomorrow's activity. Marching Competition Number One! Should be a fun day spent with the Color Guard!
Have a great day (or night?)
Well, lot's of stuff goes on in September and it's not a very happy month for me so I'm glad that it's gone!
What's so great about October? Hmmm...lots of stuff! The weather is Changing! Which means i can open my windows (just a little bit!). Halloween is coming and I LOVE HALLOWEEN! It's just that it's Fall! And it's one of my favorite times of the year!
SO GOODBYE September and HELLO October!
Another GREAT thing about October is that I've joined a Blog Challenge! Yes, me. The one who does't Blog for a long time and then comes back for only a bit, and then leaves again. I decided to join the Blog Challenge from Scrapbook Doodle (Scrapbookdoodle.com). A lot of the ladies there are going ot be participating so tomorrow (this afternoon? or tonite?) I'll get links of those participating and post them here.
I thought that by participating in this Challenge it would get me back to doing things that I love to do. Like Scrapbooking? YES! I'm not quite sure what each day is going to bring but at least I will be making an effort to add a little bit more creativity to my day! It might be a picture, or a project, or quote, a recipe or even a link to something that I saw that I liked. But I'm going to be post EVERY day!
So what's today going to bring?
Hmmm...How about a Quote!
"Never Walk Away From an Unexpected Adventure"
I overhead this quote from a show that was on TV a few years ago. The Show was called "October Road" (Title of that show fits this month don't you think?). Anyway, the Mother of the lead actor told him this when he was young and it sort of stuck with him. And when I heard this quote I found my little notebook and immediately wrote it down. I have it on my Facebook Page I have it on a little Curio Box that I made in a Tim Holtz Class and I have it here. Maybe I should do another project with the Quote and hang it in my scrapbook room. But the thing is, I really do LOVE this quote. It's one that I think about a lot, and it's the one quote that I thought of when I went to the Grand Canyon all by myself and walked on the Skywalk. We all should NEVER walk away from Unexpected Adventures!
And that is what October is Going to be to me. An Unexpected Adventure! I think it's going to be a fun one!
Monday, September 20, 2010
What is Choctaw? Choctaw is the name of the Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. Yes, I'm going to the Casino for my Birthday. So there we are doing something.
Then the next question I'm always asked year after year after year. What do you want for your birthday? Background story here, Simon and I met in 1991 so we have been together for TWENTY years...you would think he would know what I want or simply know what I LIKE? No. SO i gave him a list...a new lense for my camera, a Cricut imagine, Money, a Wolverine Negative/Slide Scanner, stuff like that. But he still asks me what I want...so we have come to the conclusion of what I need...Clothes. Yes, clothes. None of mine fit me, and I was told that I look FRUMPY! lol (thanks Margo for telling me the truth! and NO I'm not mad about you telling me the truth because it's the truth! and Simon agreed with you! lol).
So I'm going to the Casino to Gamble then I'm going to go Clothes Shopping.
BUT STILL THERE'S MORE! What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Uggghhh...the questions never stop do they! lol....Well a salad will do just fine for me because tomorrow is Tuesday and I don't eat anything heavy on Tuesday because on Wednesday i have to go to Weight Watchers. Now Wednesday? That's another story all together! lol...Give me Subway and I'll be happy, but no...we are going to go to Terra (Meditteranean)(YUM!)
So that's my Birthday, a day that is supposed to be mine but one that I shared with someone special last year...Joey Cat. You have to understand that Joey Cat and I were together for longer that I have been with my husband! And yes, I still miss my Joey Cat. Always will. So, if you see me this week or talk to me this week and I seem a little sad it's because I'm missing my Joey Cat...I really did love him....and yeah...he loved me.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Should be easier right?
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Ten Second Studio Molds
Blue Mold Number BM04 8.00
Green Mold Big Daddy 2 (Diamonds) $10.00
Green Mold Bid Daddy 4 (Dots) $10.00
Lovestruck 2010 Cricut Cartridge $20.00
Rusty Pickle Rubons .50 each
Happy Birthday I have 7
Thank You I have 1
Five Pocket Goodie Holder from PineCone Press $3.00
Fancy Pants Summer Soiree 5x8 Notebook Journal $5.00 (PENDING)
Junkitz Junk Bag $8.00
Creative Imagination Heart Brads $2.00
SEI Play Day Fuzzies $.50
Technique Tuesday Warefarer Lowercase Letters Large $8.00
Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess Acrylic Stamps $7.00
Making Memories Merry Christmas Stamps (not in package, but never used) $3.00 (*PENDING)
Christmas Joy Just Rite Stamps $12.00 (one stamp was used)
Something Sweet Set from Just Rite Stamps $14.00
Stampin' Up Stamps Sketch An Event $7.00
Stampin' Up Two Step Stamping Fresh Flowers $7.00
Stampin' Up Bold and Bright $5.00
Stampin' Up In The Sky $5.00
Stampin' UP Smorgasborders $5.00
Friday, April 30, 2010
First. I am not designing for Rusty Pickle anymore. Rusty Pickle is closing and that means no design work for me. Which really, is okay! This means that I have more "me time" which means that I can do whatever i want...or more importantly whatever Simon and Sarah want? (lol) I can go to the Music Festival, go hang out with my friends more, go the the gym? (nah)...and not have this feeling that I have to get home to work on a project or to meet a deadline. Which is good! And good for my blood pressure too! (lol)
Second. Nothing is really new...well, something is NEW but I'll get to that in a bit...lol. Sarah is doing in well in school and is trying out for the Color Guard (Flags). She also has her learners permit which scares me. She asked me why I hold on while she drives and I had to tell her that I do it when her dad drives me around too. She did run over the curb in front of the house, and when she did it I said "What are you doing?" she replied "I don't know".
Third. Simon is fine. That's it. LOL...really, he's fine. But if he doesn't finish painting my bathroom I may have to return him to his mother. (okay laugh at that okay).
Now...my news. Are you ready? Are you seriously ready for this?
We have TWO additions to our family...yes...two. There names are Dewey and Bear and they are brothers and they are SO SO CUTE!!! Here are some pictures:
Dewey and Bear
Dewey (aka Sarah's Kitty)
Bear (my new baby and Snoopy's Little Brother)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Here's a page of my cute little kitty!
Isn't he the cutest! Like all cats he does have his moments...and lately it's been at 3:00 a.m. when he starts to play with his toy mice on top of me! The other night he was playing with his little toy mouse, i woke up, reached down and grabbed it and threw it into the hallway. He jumped down off the bed, ran after the mouse, came back up to where I was, laid down and went back to sleep. Glad he could go back to sleep so easily! I on the other hand laid there for about 45 minutes waiting to fall back asleep.
But he is cute isn't he?
Have a GREAT day!
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Garage Sale for Scrappers, Stampers and Crafters
Come and join us for some great bargain shopping! Lots of scrapbooking supplies, tools, Stamping Up and MORE!
This is a Cash Only Sale.
When: Saturday, March 6, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church
7659 Preston Road
Monday, March 01, 2010
Yes...she's texting and holding a snowball at the same time. Very talented! She actually threw that snowball at me before she put her phone away.
Sarah protecting me from becoming the victim of another snowball...
Sarah crushing the snow over Simon. I guess he deserved it!