Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy (almost) New Year

Well with the state of the world sometimes it is hard to find things to be "happy" about lately. So I've got a couple of pick me ups for you. First is this adorable page with Peyton on it. He is my everyday pick me up. Whenever I am feeling blue I just head on over to where ever he is and he changes it all. He is always goofy and silly. He loves to laugh and play. Most of all he loves to make others happy with him. The second pick me up for the day is that the Close to my Heart brand spankin' new spring 2009 idea goes live on-line tomorrow! I am so in love with the new paper packs. All you scrappers with little girls just wait until you see daydream! And been dying for some new "lady" stamps the MS. collection is for you! There is so many fun new things I can't wait to put in my first order and start scrapping with them!

On a side note we are moving this week so excuse the lack of blogging!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well the holiday has sneaked up on me. I still have somethings I plan on posting if I ever get the time to sit down and upload the pictures which is hard to do when you left your camera at someones house. So if I don't get to it I am so sorry! For now I want to wish everyone a blessed and merry Christmas. I know this is a hard year for many people but remember to look for all of God's blessings big and small. Can't wait until the new year comes with more fun scrapping and paper crafting goodies.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Guy

Gavin is just such a sweet little man. His love for Lightening McQueen is unwavering. Remembering when it all started seems impossible. He has moved on to like other things as well. I mean we don't watch cars 20 times a day anymore and he doesn't wear his cars pj's 24 hrs a day. Every toy he touches doesn't have to be related to the movie and our conversations don't always involve some sort of comparison to the movie. He has grown. Apart of me is very pleased that we have moved on but another part is sad because it means he is growing up. There is no better way in my opinion to "get over" those sad/happy moments then to go back and search through your photos and come up with a good old scrapbooking page to put the memory to rest and your heart at ease.
pattern paper and stickers : bo bunny
cardstock: bazzil
Brads: unknown

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Challenges

It seems I have been hard up for ideas lately. I guess the idea tank is just out of ideas. What is a girl to do? Well, this girl heads over to splitcoaststampers and does some "idea" stealing or maybe it would be better to call it borrowing! Not only do I get to see hundreds of pages and blogs they host challenges that really get the mind cranking again. Believe me my mind needs some cranking. I could really use some good classes right now. Hanging out with the kids all day really does something to it! Anyway here is the link to the challenge here!
Yup these challenges really got my mind a moving. I think it started moving so fast that I forgot what my inspiration was suppose to be in the splitcoast challenge here. I promise that it started out that way but then it grew a life of it's own...what do you think?!
1st page
paper: sandlylion
stickles, Close to my Heart color ready alphabets
random buttons
2nd page
all items by Reminisce unless otherwise stated
Green die cut and ribbon by Close to my Heart

Monday, December 8, 2008


So every once in awhile I love to go and do the challenges at Split coast stampers. This challenge was to use embossing on the page. After debating whether or not I should really be scrapbooking today. I mean I do have tons of laundry to do, torn paper all over the house (so who has heard of flicker? He is the new character on Handy Manny. My son is obsessed with him. I mean OBSESSED! He has been drawing, coloring and cutting him out all week. I have about 300 flickers hanging around my house with all the scraps of paper hanging around too. If I try to throw them away guess who finds them and gets very upset. They even have a bed in his room right now. Okay that was a little off topic but I was just trying to explain why and the amount of paper all over my house right now!) and I have to go into work tonight. I really, really , really do not need to be down scrapbooking. So to justify my unyielding desire I "killed two birds with one stone" I did the challenge AND used the new promo paper pack and stamp set from Close to my Heart! Plus CTMH white core cardstock is perfect for embossing! So I did some straight embossing and then grabbed my distressing kit and started sanding away. This is what I ended up with. Go check out all the other people who did the challenge here!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wow, you look good today!

Well, I'm a mother of three, I get up early, I do house work and to say the least I have a very unglamourous lifestyle. A long time ago, like maybe three years, I use to get dressed everyday. I use to get my hair cut and colored. I use to never leave the house without my toe nails painted...even in the winter. I actually use to own a full length mirror and wonder how in the world anyone could NOT have one in their house. I use to buy expensive make-up from department stores and splash my favorite scent on. I bought my clothes from places like Banana Republic and Macy's. My shoes ALWAYS made the outfit just right. Well obviously now-a-days things are a bit different (otherwise I wouldn't have brought it up) Now I roll out of bed and hope that the shirt I pull out of the wash doesn't have buggers on it from when the boys were using the pile for a safety net. I fumble in the dark for a pair of matching socks and hope that a pair of my "cozy" pants are free from stains and not all in the wash. Between this I am yelling at the kids to stop playing and start brushing their teeth, combing hair, putting shoes on, changing underwear...I think you get it. I quick wash my face, brush my teeth (trying not to notice the four tons of toothpaste in the sink) and head out the door. This has been my life for awhile. Honestly it never really bothers me. I never really think to myself "gosh I must look REALLY bad" until one day I actually "get ready" and a lovely person will come up to me and say something like "you look really nice in blue." I can't help but laugh because what they really mean is " you look really nice when you get dressed." So is my life. I may not change it. I preferred my sleep to my beauty these days. Although someday I hope that everything I own doesn't come from Target's 75% off section, and that my shoes will once again be my passion and that I can walk out of the house every morning knowing that I don't have dried toothpaste on my face.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What do you think?

So my blog has a new look what do you think? Do you want one? I found mine at go check it out and decorate away!