Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wow I have not posted for ages!!! I have been cleaning and organizing after months of being able to do nothing. Amanda and her friend Amelia saw santa the other day isnt this a cute picture!!! The cards and layout are for Scrap4Life,our sponser this month was Pink Paislie, just love there papers!! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Croptober crop Scrap4life

Wow I have been a bad blogger lately! It's been really just so tough lately, I guess I have been feeling sorry for myself or something. I go to the Dr. tomorrow so we will see what's going on with my leg and see what the next step is. Or if I can take some steps I guess. lol! Here are some layouts from this past week I made for the Scrap4life week long croptober crop!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I did it!!!!

I am so excited, yesterday I found out I made it through all 4 rounds and I am know a official SCRAP 4 LIFE Design Team Member!!!!! This is the last challenge I made, I really didnt like it at all, I guess I just froze when I found out I had to alter something! But anyway this is what I did.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Scrap 4 Life round 3

I was so excited to see I advanced to the 4th and final round at Scrap4Life! We had to make a paper piecing, I havent really ever done this before, but I got a little carried away and spent about 12 hours on this one, everything is pieced, the siding, the roof, I spent the most time on the roof, the window boxes pop out.. It was a little challenge, but I love it and want to do more! TFL!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Scrap 4 Life Round 2

Wow! I am so excited I made it through the second round at Scrap4Life , for the DT tryouts. We had to make a holiday/season layout, not using traditional embelishments, so you couldnt use a christmas tree on a christmas layout for example. I made a winter layout, I love these pictures of Tommy and Jake when they were little, Tommy was such a good big brother, pulling Jake around and trying to play lol. Well I'm off for Challenge 3 ! Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Scrap 4 Life Cards for Fall Crop

Here are a few cards I made for Scrap 4 Life's crop this weekend. I love this line of paper I found , its called Black Market Paper Society, love it love it!

Friday, September 26, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

I made this using Laura's 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch. I couldnt find matching ribbon so I sewed the black onto the white, which was really easy. I thought I would give this to my friends married at Christmas time.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cardvarks Challenge

I made this for the Cardvarks challenge. I am so in love with this paper lately.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Week One Scrap 4 Life Design Team Try Outs and 3D design challenge

This weeks challenge at 3D Design Challenge Blog was to make a page or design for this awesome tote bag. I decided to make a 4 season interchangable insert that changes with the seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. It is hooked in the middle so all 4 pieces stay together and can easily be flipped over and changed.

Scrap 4 Life DT Contest

I made this layout for the 1st week DT contest at Scrap 4 Life. Scrap 4 Life is a very fun message board with tons of challenges and contests, the nicest people ever, and a great store with quick service.

Our first challenge was to use circles on our background and only use alpha stickers. I really like how this turned out, the sewing around circles was a little crazy lol!

Now I'm off to work on round 2!

Materials Used:
Pink Paisley : Office Lingo PP
Micheals flowers, butterfly
Making Memories , brads, stickers
Sewing Machine
Pop Dots
Basic Black cardstock.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

For the Dogs

Update: I was just picked as one of the 3D top designers for this little box! WOO HOO

I made these cute little boxes from the challenge at: 3D Design Challenge Blog. Once I got the hang of it they were super easy. I had a little melt down making them lol. Just a minor one, screaming, a few bad words, nothing to nasty. I think I just am not thinking clearly yet or something. Anyway, I love how they turned out. I made them out of some paper in my stash, Pebbles Inc, from a dog kit. Its so funny because the kids know when the dogs have a birthday, Abby's is Sept 11th, and she will be 8 and Dakota turns 2 on November 1st. I grew up on a farm where we never knew how old are dogs were because they would just show up, and stay. And cats were a dime a dozen. But I love our pets. I think we will just buy a few little toys at the dollar store and stick them in the box.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

They went to Poison and all I got was........

Well I was supposed to go to the Poison concert last night because I am a huge huge fan of Bret but since I didnt want him to see me in a wheel chair or a old lady walker I gave my ticket to Jeff and he took Amanda. He didnt want to go but he had a awesome time, the next door neighbors ended up sitting right next to them . So when they got home they had a present for me, a t shirt and a pair of pink panties with "Fallen Angel" written on the butt lol. I guess thats about sums me up lol. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Update on Me and new Family Member

Well a few of you know that when I went on my trip to Cape Cod that I never made it out of NY. I arrived on Wednesday and Thursday morning I went out on the balcony for a second and as I turned around the sliding glass door shut and locked behind me. Well my so called friends (more on that in a minute) were at work already, and it started lightening and thundering. After a hour or so, and trying desperatly to open the window or door, I stupidly thought that if I go over the rail, slide with the railings down I would probably only drop a few feet or so. I slipped and fell 10 feet insteed and broke my femer. So there I was now in the dirt, in the bushes, it didnt hurt at all, but my foot was going one way and my knee the other and I freaked out and slid myself were someone could possibly see me. This little old lady found me and started screaming at me "what are you doing" over and over till I got her to get me a ambulance. Pain started horribly when then layed me out on the board, and cut my shorts and underwear off in the front yard lol, did I care at that point no way, My left leg was 3 inches shorter then my right. After a day of x-rays and cat scans they operated on me that night for 3 plus hours. So now I have a rod in my leg from my hip to my knee. I stayed in the hospital for a week and they wanted to keep me 3 more weeks for rehab. I insisted on going home though because................. my so called friend left me there for 3 days without visiting, when she did bring my cell phone after using it all those days I realized she stole over 180. dollars from me and it just sucked. I had to not say anything because I knew she was my only ride to the airport. Well when I finally got in her car to go to the airport she asked for 40. for gas money and some of my painpills. Can you believe that? I gave her 20 dollars and 2 painpills for my ride lol. Delta airlines was awesome because I had called them and told them what happened and they picked me up curbside in a wheel chair and switched my seat to a front row behind first class ( wow do you know how spoiled first class is, as I was eating my 5 peanuts, they had a 5 course meal, champagne, chocolate cake lol) . That flight is one I never want to take again, I have no cast so its just my leg in jeans , the thing swelled up 3 times bigger then my other leg.

Anyway I am home now and I went to the surgeon here who told me I am so not ready for rehab and I would of been crazy for staying 3 extra weeks , thank god I insisted I wanted to go home.

So I have weened myself off painpills except for one at night which makes me feel so much better mentally at least. Hopefully I can get some creative juices flowing while I am sitting around.

Maddy Ray

Here is my new yummy niece!!! First of all I cant believe my little brother is 30 and let alone just had a baby girl. Isnt she the best!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3D Design Blog

I am so excited for 3D Designs Blog challenges to start tomorrow! I just love Pam and her work is just awesome! You have to go check it out here. The challenges start tomorrow and it sounds like a really fun time!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Tommy!!!

It so hard to believe one of my guys is turning 14 today. All my other pictures are on my broken laptop so I just picked a few of my favorite layouts of him. Happy Birthday Tommy!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Week 4 of Make Me a Super Scrapper

For week 4 we had to use Piggy Tales and either use pink or brown to represent a pig lol. I figured since I live with a bunch of dirty boys this one would work good for me! I used all Piggy Tales on this except for a little ink and cardstock. I like how it turned out. I had to place the photos that way because when I finished making it, I realized that Tylers bike has a not so nice saying on it lol! Teenage boys!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

I made this card for the 2 sketches 4 you blog. I really like how it turned out. I stitched the middle of each circle to give it a little dimension. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Make Me A Super Scrapper Week 3

Well I finally have a laptop again, after sending the other one back, my husband buying me one in the meantime and that one crashing in 2 days. I am trying it again with laptop number 3. How frustrating!
I made this layout for the MMASS challenge. We had to use Doodlebug papers only. I love how the flower turned out. Everything on this page is from Doodlebug. Brads, paper, ribbon ext.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Excited and mad all at the same time!

I have great exciting news to share soon. I cant wait! And then I also have a laptop with one payment left that has gone to heck. The screen is all full of lines and its sad when you almost have a nervous breakdown over something like this but its so frustrating! I am supposed to be getting a box prepaid to mail it back and have yet to see it. Sooooooooooo for now Its fighting the kids for the family computer. So my posts will be fewer for the next week. : (

Monday, June 23, 2008

Caardvarks and 2 Sketches 4 You

I made this card for my brother and his wife who are expecting a little girl in early August. It also fits with the Pink Challenge at Caardvarks! I really like how it turned out. And I got awesome pointers from Kazan at the crop. How cool is that!!!!

I made this card using the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You . I love this sketch by Kazan!

Make Me A Super Scrapper!

I am participating in a really fun challenge at The Scrapbook Site it is a very fun message board with a awesome store and lots of really talented people. I love it there. We just finished week one. We had to use the following sketch and any product we wanted. If you sign up as a member there I would love your vote! Thanks!!!! Check out the Gallery .

Monday, June 16, 2008

Caardvarks Challenge

I made this for the Caardvarks male birthday theme challenge. I have always wanted to start using some photos for cards and I like how this turned out.

I'm Back !

The following are a few cards I just finished up for some challenges. This first one is a Page Plans Sketch. I am trying to use up some of my overwhelming stash of stuff so I used some Jolees I believe stickers on this card.

This one also is the week's Page Plans Sketch, I used all Cosmo Cricket with this one.

I used mainly Cosmo Cricket with this card also except for a little bit of cardstock. This is the latest Get Your Scrapon challenge.