Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hehehe, I TOOTED... Sketches! {by Tamara} Design Team

I am SO VERY EXCITED!!! I received notice this weekend that I was chosen for the Sketches! {by Tamara} Layout Design Team... YIPPEE!!!!
I've LOVED this blog for a long time, and now to get to work with Tamara and all the other fabulously talented Design Team members is gonna be WAY COOL. I've already received my first sketch to work with, and it will be posted NEXT Monday along with the other DT's work as well... so fun!!

Check out the
Design Team Announcement post!!

Just had to post about it, as this made my weekend... THANKS TAMARA!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ScrapFest, Here We Come...

Well, as of EARLY tomorrow morning that is, hehehe. New Orleans HERE WE COME... can you say EXCITEMENT OVERLOAD????

Andie and I have made so many lists, and spent so much time on the phone with each other, making sure we don't forget a thing!!

We are leaving early tomorrow morning, and heading back home Sunday, so I will be MIA for a bit... getting my SCRAP ON!!!

And I'm sooooo looking forward to meeting my good buddies in person, Wendi and Angele. I've know these ladies for a long time, via the internet, it really does feel like we've been lifelong friends. We will have TONS of fun pics to share I'm sure!!!

Until next time... Eat, Sleep, Scrap!!
I've Been Tagged :o)

I've been tagged by my Blogger buddy Jennifer!! This should be fun, thanks girl!!

Here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my 7 Random Facts...

1. I am 33 years old and am a full-time stepmother to 2 teenagers (Chelsea - 17, Josh - 15). Been with them for the past 10 years.

2. I have 8 tattoos on my body, and 2 cartilage piercings in my upper left ear.

3. LOVE Cocker Spaniels, and have always owned at LEAST one since I was a child. They are so sweet and cuddly!!

4. My brother and I are like night & day, seriously, way different... but we get along really great!! We have such good times together, kinda like best friends!!

5. My husband's hobby is a Classic Rock band that he is manager, lead singer and backup guitarist for. He plays almost every weekend night, which gives me lots of scrappy time on the weekends.

6. I would LOVE to finish college one day, and WILL!! I have a year and a half done already.

7. I played basketball for 8 years throughout school, and was actually pretty good at it.

Here are the 7 people I am tagging:

1. Greta
2. Wendi
3. Lauri
4. Wendy
5. Andie
6. Pamela
7. Sandie

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Love Your Blog Award :o)

Thanks so much to Lauri over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking for choosing my blog!! Just love this cute little award!!

Now here are the rules:

1. If you've been tagged, you can put the logo on your blog
2. Link the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links to those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated

Here are the 7 bloggers that I am tagging, as well as links to their oh, so inspiring blogs:

1. Leah
2. Gauche Alchemy Blog
3. Michelle
4. Melina
5. Christina
6. Sketches! {by Tamara}
7. ~Card Sketch a Day~

Friday, September 19, 2008

ScrapFest ~ Almost That Time!!!


I will be attending my VERY FIRST weekend crop next weekend with my bestest buddy Andie...WOO-HOO, Thursday, 9/25, thru Sunday, 9/28.

We will be road-tripping it from Houston, TX to Mandeville, LA (approximately 6 hour drive) to attend the annual ScrapFest Crop. Kinda nervous as I've never been to one, just stressing a lot over what to take. I've been mainly putting together page kits with coordinating goodies in each bag, this way I won't feel like I need to take EVERYTHING I own. I plan on finishing up with packing my crop bag this weekend!!

What makes it EVEN better, is that I will FINALLY get to meet a couple of my very good, online scrappy buddies... Wendi and Angele from Scrap Attack... CAN'T WAIT!! I feel as if I've known these ladies forever. It will be SO FUN to get to hang out and scrap with them in person!!
Blogging Friends Forever Blog Award

I have received two new blog awards recently and am trying to get caught up on them. Here is the post about one of them, the other will be posted very soon!!

How fun is it to know that people actually DO like my blog and read it, hehe. Thanks to everyone who visits!!!

This award was received from my blogging friend Jackie, who has a pretty dang cool blog herself... you should check it out!! THANKS JACKIE!!

The rules for the "Blogging Friends Forever" award are:

* Only five people allowed
* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.
* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

Here are the bloggers I am passing this award on to:

1. Wendi
2. Jennifer
3. Jenn
4. Ellen
5. Amanda
Farewell to Summer Crop THIS WEEKEND
at Color Me Daisy!!!

Who DOESN'T love a good online crop?? I sure do!. This weekend, Color Me Daisy is having their 1st ever online crop... full of fun challenges, games and some awesome prizes!! You all should check it out... the information is below, and the blinkie is linked straight to the Crop section of the message board. Hope to see you all there!!

Join us for Color Me Daisy's first online crop on September 19 - 21, 2008. Our theme is "Farewell to Summer". So get your summer pictures together and be prepared to get them scrapped!

The Daisy Girls have been working on some exciting challenges and fun games to play throughout the weekend. There will be layout, card and altering challenges. Plenty of ideas to keep you creative juices flowing all weekend long.

We have some great prizes planned for you, including several of our kits. Don't miss out on your chance to get your hands on one.

We will have more details in the next couple of weeks as we approach the weekend. We are looking forward to spending a fan-scrap-tastic weekend with you!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hurricane Scrapping and Card Sketch a Day Blog

Yep, you read that right... I actually scrapped while Hurricane Ike was going on, and even scrapped by candlelight and a flashlight that I hung above my table (we had no power for days)... how crazy is that?!?!?!

I didn't get much scrap time, but did manage to get a few cards and a rolodex card done!!

The cards I made using sketches from the ~Card Sketch a Day~ Blog, which I came across recently. Super fun card sketches!!!

This first card was made using Card Sketch #7.

This card was made using Card Sketch #8.

This card was made using Card Sketch #10.

This rolodex card was made for one of Wendi's Rolodex Card Challenges over at Scrap Attack... such fun little projects!! For this one, we had to use a sentiment bubble on our card.

Thanks so much for looking, just trying to get back into blogging regularly again. And WOO-HOO, tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!

Can't wait for the weekend... lots of scrappy time planned, I NEED IT!!! Oh, and want to catch up on all my blog reading too, I'm way behind!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane Ike Update & Getting Back to Normal

Morning everyone!! Thought I would update after Hurricane Ike. We are very lucky and had no house damage, just downed fences and trees, TONS of debris to clean-up, YUCK!! Oh, and no power for 4 days totally sucked too, but we got it back finally. Starting to stress about food and gas, as there are TONS of gas stations that are out (due to supply and/or power issues), and lots of stores still closed due to no power. The stores that ARE open are majorly wiped out and you can hardly find a thing!! Shocked Shocked

Some of you may know that my parent's live half the time at their property in Crystal Beach, TX, which was devastated by the Hurricane. We got word that the Coast Guard was gonna let my dad in to Crystal Beach by boat (the only way to the area now) yesterday to check out the damage... waiting for a call to see IF they have anything left. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

My dad and uncle also drove to Anahuac, TX yesterday to check on their big hunting lodge (his winter income), ALL the buildings are completely gone down to the slab. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

They're making due with what they have in Baytown at the moment. Still no power, and they are being told up to a month until it's all restored. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

I'm just very thankful for all of the prayers everyone has sent our way recently, they really do work. I can't say it enough, we are so very lucky!!

And OH I can't wait for some scrappy time... although I did make a few cards on Saturday by candlelight, hehe!!

Just wanted to update everyone as I've gotten several emails and posts asking. So glad to finally be getting back to normal. Thanks to everyone for your kind words and concern, it really means a lot!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike is Coming... ACCKKK!!

Looks like it's Houston / Galveston's turn for a hurricane... Ike will be making landfall within the next 12 - 18 hours... lovely!!

Been crazy busy around here trying to prepare. Too late for us to board up at the house, as it's near impossible to get plywood now. Home Depot's line JUST for plywood, went all the way out the parking lot, down the street, and around a corner, and THOSE people were waiting for a new shipment because they had already ran out!! I guess we just hope that our windows hold up!!

Way stressed here, but we're trudging along. Also trying to prepare for being without power for who knows how long... hoping it won't be days!! If you don't see me posting for a few days, then you know why.

I'm actually considering scrapping by candlelight this weekend, hehe, what else do I have to do??

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Woo-Hoo, Blog Candy Winner Here :o)

So excited... just got an email from Veronica with Shabby Chic Crafts, and I was one of the lucky winners of some FUN Naked Matchbooks she had posted on her blog.

Check them out... can you SEE all the possibilities with these cuties???

Thanks Veronica!!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Ever Wondered Where Old Telephones Go????

I just had to share this... got this in an email from a friend and thought it was the COOLEST thing. Every one of these sheep is made from telephones and cords . . check out their feet!!!

Good Monday Everyone :o)

Can't believe another work week is here already, UGH!! Seems like the weekend FLEW by!!

I had a lot of fun this weekend though with my mom. She came to Houston and stayed the night with me... kind of like a girls night. We did tons of fun decorating things around my house that I've been wanting to do. Hung some fun stuff, put together an awesome wooden bunk bed in Josh's room (full size on bottom, twin up top), just lots of fun stuff. My house is looking GOOD if I do say so myself.

Just a quick blog post this morning. At work already and wondering when the day is gonna end already... acckk!! We're on a four 10-hour day schedule this week, so Friday off for me, WOO-HOO!!!

I will post later with some recent pages I made using my September Design Team goodies from Scrap Attack. It's my last month on the team there, and I am WAY sad. :o(

Some good TV tonight, and I'm hoping to scrap while I watch Gossip Girl!!!

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS day!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Random Scrappy Fun & Twilight Series Update

Just had to post that I was the RAK winner over at the 52 Sketches, 52 Weeks Blog. I created a layout using their Week #33 Sketch Challenge, and they chose me as the winner!!

Here's the LINK to my original blog post that shows my layout.

Can't wait to get these fun prize goodies...

On to another topic... the Twilight Book Series... OH MY!!! I am TOTALLY hooked on these books!! I've recently finished books 2 (NEW MOON) & 3 (ECLIPSE), and book 4 (BREAKING DAWN) should be arriving ANY day now!!!

TOTALLY can't wait for the movie!!!!

BUT, did you hear what happened with her draft of book 5, MIDNIGHT SUN???? If not check out the story here on her website by clicking the link below, it's the August 28th blog entry... SO SAD!!!

MIDNIGHT SUN partial draft stolen and illegally posted on internet.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Random Organization Tools & Ideas ~ Cool Stuff from The Container Store

Came across some more cool stuff that I would love to have and wanted to share a few of them... I SO LOVE The Container Store!!!

Check out these GENIUS laundry room hampers... LOVE THEM!!! REALLY liking these Cork Boards for my future scrap room...

Aren't these stackable (or not) drawers the CUTEST?!?!?! Thinking scrappy storage here...

LOVE these too...

Ok ladies, I better stop before hubby thinks I'm shopping over here, LOL!!!
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