Monday, June 29, 2009

Check this challenge out!!!

Well it is my last challenge for the Sisterhood of Scrap design team. There is a fabulous prize you can win this month by participating and I bet your odds are pretty darn good, and the challenge is super fun!

Check out this awesome prize sponsored by Memory Works
What a sweet kit!!

So what are you waiting for go create something super fantastic...hurry, go, go, go!

Check out the challenge here.

The Makings of a creative genius!

OK so not to brag or anything, lol. But my little girl is totally a chip off the block! She loves to create, paint, scrapbook, and comes up with all sorts of unique and amazing works of art. At the end of the year, Teacher Annette gave all the kids a certificate with sayings like best speller, etc....And what did Tayla's say you ask??? Can you imagine, it said for being so creative!!!!! Awww, I love that she has a passion for Art just like her Mama! And her imagination is endless, she is my inspiration and heart.

Here is the final A unicorn and a rainbow....xoxoxoxo

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere.
~Carl Sagan

Friday, June 26, 2009

My design team submissions

Well we are allowed to post our Layouts that we submitted for the application of the A Pile Of Scrap! Design team. So here they are......

What I consider one of my best LO's.....

A Layout based on a sketch they provided....

I also did this one as well for the sketch but didn't submit it.

And I threw in a card for good measure...I am not the greatest card maker by any means but was kinda sweet on this one I made for My Mom for Easter.....

I am soooooo super excited to be apart of such an amazing team! Can't wait to create with all those wonderful ladies over here

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I made it!!!!

Well the announcement came out yesterday for the new design team over at
A Pile Of Scrap, and I am on it! I am so excited, and can't wait to get to know everyone better. There are quite a few ladies buzzing around that awesome forum, and a whack of talent! I even get my very own business cards, wowzas! The name absolutely rocks, and I think it reflects on the humor of all the ladies as well. Come on over and check it out, I bet you can't visit just once!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Right Now I love this and this and this...


My new Lululemon Oasis Wrap, it is super versatile and can transform into many super rad looks!

Heidi Swapp Masks!


cool Grungy effects, stamps, photoshop brushes, frames, etc.

Cuffed up Jeans

Lays salt and vinegar chips

Monday, June 22, 2009

Crossing my fingers......

Well I finally found time to participate and submit my application for A Pile of Scrap Design team. A friend of mine is on the design team already and let me know about the DT positions opening up (thanks Cori-Lyn). I know I am up against some pretty talented ladies so I am crossing my fingers and thinking positively whcih is about the best I can do at this point, oh yeah and...... breathe, lol. I joined the forum yesterday and got a super warm welcome from all the ladies, they seem very friendly and inviting, my kinda gals! You can join this wonderful online community here I will keep you posted~

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My So-called life

Things happening this week in my life.....

1. Dinner at my Mom's Monday :) BBQ'd ribs, yum! She also gave me a ton of my old baby & kid pics to keep now that she knows I will cherish them. I brought my Mom Iris' from my garden.

2. Tayla had her last day of playshool Wednesday :(

3. Had my scrapbooking night with some amazing ladies last night, good food, good talk, love it!

4. Designed a ton of ads for Carsgone

5. My Mom & I planted my Auntie Sue's beautiful yellow Rose bush in my front garden and said a prayer for her.

6. I weeded and cleaned up my yard, looks great!

7. Cleaned my dirty feet lots in the wet grass (I think of my Auntie Sue everytime I do this, love and miss her lots)

8. Blogged for Sisterhood of Scrap on Web Wednesday

9.Vented my frustration to Ray about not having freedom or a car.

10. Went and looked at a car, lol. (crossing my fingers)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just a day...

So I am getting paid to do a scrapbook for this huge associations President who is leaving this year, and normally they are pretty picky on text errors, etc... They looked over the first 17 pages I did and Only found 2 very small errors that were there own!!! This is fabulous as I did not want to be redoing anything, so yippee! I plan on finishing it today, and really can't wait to be done with it. It is really not as fun scrapping someone eleses memories as your own, but it was definitley a learning process for me, and totally outside my box, plus it is going to pay for me to go to my first weekend retreat so who's complaining???

I am also going to attempt to put together the shelving unit Ray and I bought for our office yesterday at IKEA by myself, and organize my butt off today. Not to mention update countless presentation sheets with our new ad rates, mail out invoices, and look after 2 very high maintenance anklebiters. Just another day in the life of a crafty business owner WAHM.

Monday, June 8, 2009

She will be missed.

Well my last post was about how awesome and happy my Monday was going to be. Sadly while My Mom and I were with my kids on the fieldtrip we got a call informing us of my Auntie's death. She was only 53, and it was a shock to my whole family. We are a very close, tight family so I am so thankful none of us had to grieve alone.

It still seems so surreal, that she won't be there at Christmas, or if I have a question about any type of animal, or how to cook this or that, or just to call her up to tell her I am thinking of her, and I love her. I realize even more so now how important it is to say I love you to your family, to hug them just a little bit tighter, and to never take them for granted.

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell, "Hallowed Ground"