Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas Lay out


Ok, today, SUNDAY was a very very lazy day. I have been in my jammies all day, both of my kids are sick and not feeling good. There was nothing that I needed to leave the house for so I decided to start a lay out. I pulled the papers and picture out last night...then I ended up leaving it on my table and going to a movie.
This morning around 10:00am with my coffee I started playing with it. Didnt know where I was going with it, but just piddled around and played. On and off all day I was at my scrap table playing with it. I watched a movie with DD at one point......at around 3:45 pm I layed down to take a nap.....got up around 6:30 pm....
Then I heated dinner and sat down at the table again. Told myself that I would complete this page today! So here it is. Thanks for stopping by to take a peak!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Its Friday night



Im just chillin right now. I spent most of the day in the house doing a whole lot of nothing. But I did manage to go out early in the evening to get a shelve unit for my bedroom so that I could organize more of my scrap room space. I had a round table next to my bed, but I bought a 5 shelve unit and now have my lamp and alarm clock on it along with scrapping stuff so that I could have more room to actually scrap. It makes me feel alot better to be more organized. I just got the clip it up in the mail today, it was my Christmas gift from my brother. I put it together but havent put anything on it yet. Now that my album is done for the co-worker I am no longer on a time crunch to get anything done for anyone and I just want to relax and do what I want to do now. Right now I am just going to post a few holiday Christmas pictures to share with everyone. The pizza cooker is another present, my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE pizza and I made a homemade one for them last night.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I wanted to wish all of you bloggers a Very Merry Christmas abd Happy New Year!
Thoughts and prayers for everyone to have a wonderful 2008!
Carla
Mariah
and
R.J.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Baking for the holidays






Ok this will be my last new post before Christmas. My mom and I spent the day baking today......it was a nice day just to get a few batches of different things done. Cathy came over and sat with us for awhile and had to taste test everything that we were making. It was pretty funny, all I kept hearing is MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM........MMMMMMMMMM.......MMMMMMMMMMM as shes chewing the peanut butter balls. And then MMMMMMMMMM..........MMMMMMMMMM..........MMMMMMMM as shes chewing the swedish nuts that we baked.........Yes there are a couple of recipes that she wants.....
Here are a few pictures that Im sharing.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A couple more b-day gifts






I just wanted to post a couple more gifts that I received for my b-day which was saturday 12-15. The roses my DD brought to me with a card after she got off of work. I didnt expect anything from her but she was very sweet to get me the flowers.
I also received a Brighton Bracelet from my brother Keith. I had mentioned this bracelet to my DD and she mentioned it to him and he bought it for me. Its called the healing heart braclet. When you open the locket there is a little saying inside that says " OPEN THE WINDOW TO YOUR HEART AND LET LOVE HEAL" I love this bracelet!
And last night I received my present from my dear friend Cathy. I received some Victoria secret body lotion that she wears that I love called Amber Romance. I received some scrappy things too.....a Maya Road mini chip board album (THE HOUSE) with the windows, some mini buttons, some new say it with Crystals by Prima that are just so darn cute, they are the centers that you can put in flowers, and another little mini chip board half heart album. Oh yeh and she sent home some of her FRESH HOMEMADE PEANUT BRITTLE with me as well. YUMMY!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

White elephant happy birthday get together!





We had a white elephant gift exchange with a few of us yesterday at a friends house. This is something that we do every year just to get together and have fun. This year we decided to do it at someones house istead of a resteraunt and we all brought a dish and had brunch. OMG we had a girlfriend of ours bring a friend this year and can I tell you that I got stuck with her gift and this gift that she gave away was probably one of the BEST white elephants gifts we had ever had, we laughed so hard some of us thought we would pee our pants. You see the stuffed turkey....yup thats what I ended up with. The pig heads were the second best.....they were my gift and our friend Sue ended up with them. But what is funny is that she snuck them and put them in Heathers tree. And then when she gets ready to leave she ALMOST got way with leaving the pig heads in the tree but someone busted her out! TOO FUNNY. We had a great time.
After the gift exchange we just sat around talking and drinking some more. It was a good time. I got $100.00 gift certificate for the LSS store here..YIPEE cant wait to go spend that. Then me and one of my GF's decided that we wanted to go dancing so her and I went out...it was early and places were still dead. But we managed to hang out at a couple of places until it got later, then we were able to hit the dance floor. Her and I had a real good time....got home at about 3:00. Im actually feeling ok today because I slept until 12:00.

SNOW


Here is what I woke up to this morning hanging infront of my window where my scrap book table is. I open the blinds to see how much snow we ended up getting and this is what I saw.

Friday, December 14, 2007

25 Days of Christmas

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? HOT CHOCOLATE
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? SANTS ALWAYS WRAPS
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? WHITE
4. Do you hang mistletoe? NO
5. When do you put your decorations up? WEEKEND OF THANKSGIVING
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? MASH POTATOES AND GRAVY
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? HELPING MOM WITH CHIRSTMAS DECORATIONS
8. Do you collect anything for your Christmas decor? DEPARTMENT 5 SNOWBABIES
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? NO
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? WHITE LIGHTS, RED AND WHITE GARLAND, RED AND SILVER DECORATIONS.
11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
12. Can you ice skate? NO
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? EASY BAKE OVEN
14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? BEING WITH FAMILY
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? PUMPKIN PIE
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? BAKING COOKIES WITH MY MOM AND DAUGHTER
17. What tops your tree? S LIGHTED STAR
18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? GIVING
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? SILENT NIGHT
20. Do you send Christmas cards? If so, handmade, store bought, or photo cards? STORE BOUGHT.
21. Favorite Christmas movie? FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
22. What do you leave for Santa? NOTHING
23. Have you ever shopped on Christmas Eve? YES
24. Red or green? RED
25. Do you get ready before opening presents on Christmas morning or do you go straight to the tree PJs, bedhead, and all? WE GET READY BECAUSE WE ALWAYS HAVE A BIG BREKFAST BEFORE WE OPEN GIFTS.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bo Bunny Family Album

Ok here it is. I tried to do a slide show, photo bucket would not cooperate with me, and www.slide.com I could not get into. So I wanted to get this posted today since I finally finished it last night. This is a gift for my mom. The last picture of us in this album as a family was taken before they went to AZ in for the winter this year. She gave this picture to me and a cheap wood frame that she had bought at a hobby store, and a wooden word "FAMILY" and wanted me to decorate the frame for her. Well needless to say, she paints the wood frame and I just didnt like it. I decided that instead of making this frame for her that I would do this cute little album. She has no idea. Well she has my blog, but I dont think she checks it and if she does "SURPRISE MOM!" They are due home for the holidays this Saturday and I will give it to her as a welcome home gift.












Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lots to do


So I havent posted a lay out here in awhile. Im going to post an older one since I havent posted one.
I am busy doing scrapping things, just not completing them. LOL I have about 5 different things started right now for gifts for the holidays.....I hope to get my bobunny family album done tonight and posted. But for now here is an older page that I did awhile ago. This is a page that I did of my daughter and her friend. These are pictures that she took with her camera and I thought they were just so cute that I made her send them to me and I scrapped this page.

Monday, December 10, 2007

My kids


Ok here is the picture that I will put in my Christmas cards this year for friends and family. It was kind of the spur of the moment thing Sunday. I had bought my cards and had done the holiday update letter and talked the kids into going outside and taking a picture. They wanted to know why I wasnt going to be in the picture and I told them that I want people to see how much they have grown and how proud of them that I am, I dont want people to see me and how old I have become...LOL Thanks for taking a peak.

BLAH

Ever have one of those days where you really dont know what your problem is, but you feel lonely, depressed, like knowone is around for you......thats me today. UGH I hate this...Im at work and have cried twice already. I am just depressed I guess. Im feeling sorry for myself, thats what it is.....so Im trying to put the blaim on other things to make sense of why I feel this way, only putting the blaim on other things doesnt make me feel any better. I just need to go home and crawl into my bed for the night. But that wont happen, I have things to do after work today, so I have to just plug along.
Anyways I hope on a happier note to get a new updated picture of my kids out here tonight that I need to play around with. This is a picture that I took of them yesterday for my Christmas cards, which by the way I bought and I bought stamps for and I did a letter. I think its been a couple of years since I did Christmas cards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

SKETCHERS Merry Christmas to me!


LOL.....DD works here and this week is family and friends week 50% off anything in the store. This outlet store that she works in is huge.......never knew that sketchers had so many shoes until she started working there. So we went tonight. I already had the boots on hold, and thank goodness that I did, I put them on hold a week and a half ago or so.......until the sale....and when we went in there tonight they didnt have any of them left.
I had a hard time choosing, and I probably shouldnt have gotten all black, but I like black shoes....So the the slip ons with the fur around them are so comfortable.......and then of course the cute tennis shoes........gotta loce sketchers!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

One of those days

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to scream and pull your hair out. Thats me today. Im fiesty with my co-workers, being a smart ass to everyone and really all I want to do is go home and crawl into bed. My X sister in law is sticking her nose in where it doesnt belong and left me a nasty voice mail message today that really truely made me so angry I wanted to go spit in her face. But she lives about an hour away from me.
Now what would you do......stew about it and then when you got home call her back and give her a peace of your mind, or ignore it and let her stew because you arent calling her back? Im torn. I want to give her a peace of my mind so bad, but then another part of me says to forget about it, shes not worth it.

On a much lighter note I am posting a picture of my Christmas tree. I wasnt going to get one this year but my DD wanted one.....its all about the kids right? So off to Menards I took my son who helped me pick it up, get it in the car and up to our third floor apartment and then proceeded to get it out of the box and put it up for me. I fluffed it out and decorated it, but if he hadnt done what he did I dont know if we would still have a tree. Enjoy...thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bo Bunny Family Album


Ok here is a sneak peak at what I have been working on since last night....Im dont covering with PP and sanding and inking, now comes the fun part.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Scrapfreak blog challange

What are your...

5 favorite paper manufacturers? Rusty Pickle, Amerrican Crafts, Basic Gray, Scenic Route, Cherry Arte

4 favorite things to scrap? Things....this is a pretty broad question, things as in pictures, or things as in altered items. My favorite pictures to scrap are of my daughter Mariah, because I LOVE doing girlie pages. My favorite things to alter are chip board mini albumns right now. Love to scrap Sophia too, my GF's DD. And I also like to scrap and do 12x12 pages for other people to give as gifts in 12x12 frames.

3 favorite techniques? Inking, stamping, rub ons.

2 favorite trends of the moment? Mini chip board albums, rub ons.

1 favorite reason to scrapbook? I love the peacefulness of it, the calm and relaxation that it gives me to sit here and create. I love the on line friends that I have made.....its alot of fun to talk to other people out there that love doing this as much as I do. Seeing others work and getting inspired from it as well.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Dear Friend Patricia



Look at these goodies. My on line Pen Pal Scrap Pal Patricia from Brazil sent me a goodie package in the mail....she is such a sweetheart. I received alot of chipboard because she knows that Im a chip board freak. I received some flowers, some cute little embellishments, some PP from her store SCRAPDIARY......some buttons and this cute little embroidered owl that I cant wait to use. She also did a page of me, this was a picture that was taken of me when I was in Arizona visiting my parents in Feb 2007 and this was at the Grand Canyon. I love this PAGE! So Im here to say thanks to a great friend and there is a box in the mail on the way to you!
HUGS
CARLA

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Black Friday DEAL



Ok so call me selfish is you must.....but yesterday I shopped for myself. I didnt really have any so called plans to go get anything....but just basically took the day as it came at me. Cathy and I went to the LSS (local scrap book store) and used a coupon that we had for 40% off one item, and then they had 20% off all of their scrap book supplies. Then we went to Joanne fabris because their fleece was on sale real cheap and I got fleece to make 2 blankets. After that we went back to her house where I sat and worked on a few things and she worked on a lay out that she is doing. I was then gonna head home but changed my mind. I stopped at a few places, didnt really need anything but then decided to go see Mariah at work. Well I got in to the store, Sketchers and found a pair of boots that I want so she put them on hold for me so that I can get the family 50% off Dec 3rd through the 7th. Well she made some comment about going over to the coach store because she went over there on her lunch and they have some really cute purses. Well I like to look but have never bought. I have always wanted one but would never spend that kind of money on a purse for me. Ok so I just so happened to be standing right there when one of the sales girls walked out of the back room and said to another girl...look what I found......she was holding a really cute brown suade purse. I heard the other one say..." Oh I think someone exchanged that purse today." So I watched her walk over to the clearance table and set it down and walk away. I was right there so I picked it up......and as I was looking at it I caught two women eye balling me...watching me like a hawk......see there was the same purse on this table but in a burgandy color. Not me..I like brown. So I walked around with the purse on my arm....the price was well worth it to me......on clearance first of all and then an additional 20% off. The purse cost me $118.00. Now thats a bargin. In the mean time I could see these two women still eye balling me and then they grabbed a sales lady and started pointing to me and the purse asking her if they had anymore brown. In the back of my mind I knew I scored....and so wanted to rub it in their face that I GOT THE LAST BROWN ONE....HAA HAA. But Im not mean like that. So off I went to pay for it....now I have a coach purse for fall and winter and I love it! Thats my Bargain for the day!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks


Here is a page that I did for SCRAPFREAK and a contest that they are running this month. The month of Nov is 11, I had to use 11 embellishments 3 times.
Tim Holtz grungeboard letter T with a heart and a swirl which I embossed using my quickutz goosebumps. Magic mesh is behind the letter T. The flower in the left corner is a Petaloo flower that is chocolate colored with some glitter. The rest of the word is Scenic Route letters that I used alcohol ink on to give them a different color then the actual orange that they were. I printed the things I was thankful for out on my computer, cut them, inked the edges and attached with 11 flower brads. The Little flowers on the right side of the picture are prima flowers and there are 11 of them, and then I added little bling stones to the flowers, so there are 11 of those as well. I also did a little stickles on the lighter tan flowers and the underline under the words that are the things that Im thankful for. There was a little stitching in this as well under the flowers on the right hand side but I didnt like it too much so thats why the flowers cover most of it up. Wow this lay out took me some time, but I love the way that it turned out. TFL

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My brothers tattoo


We spent the afternoon saturday with my brother while he got a tattoo. This is something he designed himself, and its just the outline of it right now. He still needs to get color added and names. He is putting my mom and dads name, my name and my brothers name in the ribbon of it somewhere. But thought that I would just share the picture of his arm after all was said and done. Doesnt it look like it hurts?

Friday, November 16, 2007

SCRAPFREAK 11 things Im Thankful for:

Ok Scrapfreak gave us a challange today to list 11 things that we are thankful for:

Here are mine:
Im Thankful to have:

My health.....I dont have any issues with my health right now and Im always Thankful for that.
My kids......I am so thankful to have my two kids in my life, I dont know what I would do without them.
My Home......even though we live in an apartment which is not the ideal thing that I want for me and my kids, I am thankful that we have a roof over our heads and that we are comfortable.
My Family.....I am thankful to have my family. My mom and dad being married for 43 years to this day, my two brothers, my nieces and nephews and my aunt and cousin....I love them all dearly.
My Friends.....Well this is probably very important to me because I dont know what I would do without my friends. They are always there for me through thick and through thin, I can count on them when I need them to cry on a shoulder or to laugh with.
My job.....Even though there are days that I hate it and I wish that I didnt have to work, Im thankful that I have a job. Without a job I would not be able to support me and my kids.
My attitude......This is kind of hard to explain, but after everything that I have been through I have to say that I am thankful to have a darn good attitude about life right now at my age.
My pets.....Im Thankful to have my two cats.......I love them to death and they bring such joy to my life at times when the house is empty, I can reply on them to talk to.
My car.....Im Thankful for my car continuing to run ok for me and not give me too much headache cause I dont know what Im going to do when something does happen to it.
My LSS......for those of you that dont know what LSS stands for....LOCAL SCRAP BOOK STORE.......I dont know what I would do if I didnt have one near me.....LOL
Finally I want to say that Im thankful for all the bloggers that are here visiting me to see what Im thankful for! Hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

SKULLS and MONEY!!!!

Ok I did this page over the weekend and its basically all Creative Imaginiations product.....there is a contest out on Pubcalls that I thought I would enter......and so I played around with this paper and stuff. Not sure if I will enter or not......anyways this is my daughter goofing around taking pictures of herself......she does that sometimes to get different pictures to put on her MY SPACE at home. I will go through her pictures and pull one out and then scrap it. Since she wont let me take pictures of her. My son is just as bad. Here is another page that I did of him over the weekend. This is him in Augt for his 14 b-day showing all the cash that he got. And of course he went out and spend it all right away on a new MP3 player. Now he wishes he had waited because the new IPOD is out! LOL. Anyways just thought that I would share a couple pages that I did over the weekend. I have more but I cant get the scan to come out roght. Infact this one of RJ is not good either, but the other ones are worse.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mini Maya Road ablum















Well here is the reveal.........for those of you that dont post to scrapfreak.....where I loaded this to the gallery, here is the finished mini album.......
I love the way that it turned out. I loved this line by K & Co. It was alot of fun to work with. So now Im hooked...I love thise little mini albums.......and Im already started on another one. LOL.
I presented this to my GF last night at dinner for her b-day, and she loved it! Everyone at the table loved it and there were alot of questions about how I did it since none of them are hard to the core scrappers like me! LOL. Thanks for taking the time to look.