Sunday, April 27, 2008

YEAH Scrappy Mail!!!!

I was SOOO excited on Friday to find a box from the Post Office sitting on my doorstep!! (It was a good thing we went to play outside in between rainstorms, or it would have been ruined by the monsoon we got a half hour later!) Well back to the box it was my prize and RAK I won from Scrappy Girl Designs back in the beginning of February!! Inside was a mini kit called "Rough & Tumble Boy" and the Heidi Swapp "PLAY" acrylic stamp and Amber also included a blue cat's eye ink! The kit was neat as it contained some photos of LO ideas for the kit! The kit contains some AWESOME Dream Street papers, Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp credit card stars, MM boy phrase stickers, brads and ribbon! I can't wait to go and play with ALL the fun stuff!

I FINALLY got a LO done!! Its been like FOREVER since I've completed a new one, well actually this is a 2 page LO, so it counts for 2! ;) I haven't done a 2 page LO in WOW about 9 months!! I got into doing 1 pagers and well forgot about the poor 2 page LO! I am submitting this to the Dixie Pieces April challenges I made this LO using the month of sketches from Creating Keepsakes magazine. I used cardstock from stash, MM chipboard letter painted with Twinkling H2Os, Scenic Route sticker letters, Daisy D's buttons, Embroidery floss (I found this kind that is bigger and better than the regular stuff! I don't know if its new or not, but I'm loving it!), DCWV cardstock, Stampin Up ink, Doodle bug brads, ? cupcake embossed paper that I used a sanding block to take the color off the embossed part and I distressed the edges of the paper too.

Well I got a call from my grandma tonight and it looks like the scrapbook for my cousin is a dead project! :( My aunt thinks it is a bad idea as my other cousin is having a hard time living in his brother's shadow! I told my grandma I feel bad as my cousin is like # 1 or 2 in his class and no one ever talks about it, and he is EXCELLENT in track and again no one ever talks about it to avoid the feelings of his younger brother! My grandma said maybe we will do it and give it to him when no one is around and tell him not to talk about it. I feel bad as my one cousin struggles and the other one excels and I think they both suffer due to the whole "other kid's feelings".

Well I gotta run!



Friday, April 25, 2008

My first job!

So I have my first requested job to do! My grandmother called me the other night and my cousin is graduating high school in a few weeks and she wants me to put together a scrapbook for him of his high school experience! She is even going to pay me for supplies and time! (I know its my grandma, but its a start I keep telling her to get me some work to do!) It will be a rather quick and simple book as it is primarily going to contain the newspaper articles from his races. He runs track and is VERY good so he makes the newspaper A LOT!! I am also hoping to be able to work some pictures and events into it for him as well. Hopefully she gets the stuff I need soon so I can get working on it for him! I will share when I have the finished product!

It is a GLOOMY rainy day today! At this moment the rain is coming down VERY hard! I took a picture of the Lilac bush in my yard again the other day and I have decided I am going to do a LO about that darn bush! While it is very pretty and fragrant when it blooms, it is my WORST enemy as I am VERY allergic to the darn thing!! In the next couple weeks I am going to be SOOO incredibly miserable!! I am already starting to have allergy issues, so its time to break out my BEST FRIEND Claritin-D!!!! So here is a picture of the bush this week, I figure I will take a picture every week till the leaves are fully in.

I am SOOO excited I was playing with my camera yesterday and I NEVER realized when I was using my zoom I was never zooming in as far as it could go!! Do you believe the 8 months I've had my camera and I was missing out on the full zoom capabilities!! I was SOOO excited as the boys love to go into the courtyard and play in these trees and I never could get a good close up till now!! :) The little things that bring me joy!

What is up with BLOGGER today???? I can't change fonts either!!!
AH!! I FINALLY was able to add the pictures!

Well on to other things!



Monday, April 21, 2008


I have been busy, sick, tired and well just a BAD blogger!!! Sorry!
So let's see what has been going on... well I tried out for another Design team and didn't get picked, tried out for a Guest Design Team and didn't get picked (which I think mine REALLY was the best), notice a trend here? April crops at my FAVORITE LSS cancelled! So REALLY not too much exciting to share! I am excited about my new Cricut cartridge I bought, and I got a raincheck for another one, when Michael's had their AWESOME sale!!! But then I got sick and haven't had the energy to scrap, so I haven't used it yet!!! Gee I'm depressed reading about my last month!

Ok on to better things! The weather has FINALLY started to get better here and I have been enjoying open windows, and spending LOTS of time outside! The boys are in heaven as they get to run around and have a good old time outside and see all of their friends daily again!

What a difference the second day of Spring to this last week!

And now for a little scrappy eye candy....

And now that the boys are actually taking a nap and I have some energy I'm going to create some new masterpieces! :)


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