Monday, October 29, 2007

Spice girls gone wild

The top picture is my GF Kelly and her husband who dressed up as our security guard.

LOL! The spice girls were on tour Saturday night and we really livened up the party.....Our security guard was kind enough to make sure that before we entered the party that there was no crazy fans around that would cause us any type of danger. The house was full with lots of strange characters, we had the ninja turtles there, there were a couple of pirates, a police woman and a convict, there were a couple of cows with wings (have you ever heard of a cow flying?) There was a monster there, but he seemed to be pretty tame. There was a hippy, and a girl that was just dressed up, I think from the 70's. All in all, everyone was pretty nice not to go too crazy when we entered the room, they all realized that our security guard was serious and was not going to let anyone too close. I was sporty spice, dressed in my pink outfit and black and pink converse shoes. My hair was a bit long and out of control, I thought the pony tail on top would make a cute statement because I had pink coloring in it. I really need to get to the beautician sometime soon.

Friday, October 26, 2007

My first mini album

Its not done, just wanted to share this beautiful paper that I used for this Maya Road album. This is a paper pack from k & Co called Wild Safron. I just love the colors on these papers and thought what a great mini book this would make. Anyways Im off to start the picture and embellishment part to get this done.....thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tag you are it!

7 Random Facts about Me!

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them)
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes....don't laugh, ok!

1. I have never been to a strip club in my life.
2. I have never had a surprise b-day party thrown for me.
3. I am missing my big toe nail on my left foot due to surgery years ago.
4. I had gastric bypass surgery about 3 years ago and lost and have kept off over 100 pounds.
5. I love to pick on my 14 yr old son who is now WAY taller and bigger then me and could probably beat my but, but I like to wrestle with him.
6. I am a RANCH flavored corn nut addict...I snack on them 24/7 and cant not be without them!
7. When I dont take my depression medication (forget) for a couple of days I turn into a real BIAAAATTTCHHHHH.

So now I'm tagging

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Im getting older

I did this lay out quite awhile ago for a challange. The reason that Im posting it today is, #1 I havent posted a lay out on my blog for awhile and #2 I feel really old today. Seriously. Im going to be 43 in December. WOW.....I woke up this morning and my back was hurting. I got into a hot shower and just stood there for a long time. When I got out of the shower, my knee gave out and I had to sit down on the bed to settle it down. What gives? Im getting old...thats what is happening.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Here is Mariah in her homecoming dress, which I think is an awesome color on her. Im so glad that she didnt want to get a black dress.......she wore black last year and she tends to lean towards black alot. But when we found this dress I told her "THATS IT!"
She had a great time.......and she was the one responsible for pictures, I wasnt there to take them because I had previous plans. There werent very many taken of just her, most of the ones were taken with her and her friends. Amy is her best friend and they went to homecoming together, without BOYS!
She did tell me that one of her friends took a bunch of pictures at her house infront of a fire place but we have to wait for them to get developed.
So after the dance they went to the local Ihop for breakfast and it just so happened that dear old mom was on her way home going past the Ihop as she was having breakfast. So I stopped in the parking lot to spy, only I couldnt just sit there and watch...oh no.....not me.....I had to get out of the car and embarress her....LOL.
I went up to the window outside and she was facing me at the table and I knocked on the window to get her attention and when she looked up I started blowing kisses to her! I thought she was going to die! She covered her face and was so embarressed. Well thats what moms are for right?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Pumpkin Farm

This is a picture of my GF's son and daughter at the pumpkin farm the other night. I took about 40 pictures and I dont know what the heck was going on but none of them turned out. I tried to use lash, no flash, night scene, all kinds of settings and they just all turned out bad. These two are ok.......but probably the best out of all of the ones that I took.


THe weekend is finally here. It's been a very hectic week for me this week at work. Several people have been out of the office which leaves me here to pick up the slack......I have about 3 1/2 more hours to go and Im outta here for the weekend and just cant wait! Im hoping that Sunday will be a day of me doing what I want to do which would be to sit down and relax and scrap. Tonight I have "THINGS" to do, one of the things on my list is to try and get some house cleaning out of the way. Tomorrow morning I can do some of that as well. my Daughter is going to homecoming tomorrow, so we have to prepare her for that, with the hair and nails and pictures and all that other fun stuff. I will drop her off at her friends house, get my pictures taken and then Im off to a 40th surpirse b-day party for a girlfriend. Her fiance is putting on a pretty big party for her. He rented a hall, has a DJ, open bar and a sit down dinner.....can you just say "WOW" Im hoping to have a few cocktails and unwind and just have a good time. Im sure Sunday I will have some homecoming pictures to post!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

PEACE Quote # 7

Peace means the fighting is over! It begins with each and everyo one of us. Michael, Dallas

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

real life with carla

I just found this wacky site and played around today making me (Im the sassy girl doing the finger snap and head shake) at the roller rink. Oh those were the good old days! some of the things that you find out on the web now a days just amaze me. I would have never known about this with the exception of being on another scrap booking sites message board and everyone has one that they made posted to their signitures. I had fun messing around with this. Check it out at

PEACE Quote # 6

I like to beleive that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Peace Quote # 5

I beleive that peace is tolerance and acceptance for others. We may not always understand or agree with with other people, be it people in our family or even other cultures, with tolerance and acceptance we can learn to live peacefully together. Diane, Culver City.

Monday, October 15, 2007

PEACE quote # 4

Peace, in the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. The XIVth Dalai Lama

A dear friend of mine pointed out to me that this is a very hard word to give ones opinion about and that I hadnt stated my own thoughts on the word PEACE and what it means to me, so heres goes:

PEACE: To end all war, to end all violence, to end all hate, to end all racism. To be able to live in this world with the peace of mind that my kids will be safe from the madness that goes on around us day in and day out.

Friday, October 12, 2007

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PEACE Quote # 3

10-12-2007 Peace Quote today:
Peace to me means that we should all be able to spend our time here on earth without living in fear of hate or violence. Richard Albuquerque.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

PEACE Quote # 2

Today I am posting another quote out of the booklet that I got from my purchase of the Brighton bracelet.

Peace is not simply the absence of war or violence, peace is a conscious choice. If we chose to forgive and act with love, then we have chosen to live in peace.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


What does Peace mean to you?
Does anyone know what Brighton is?
Brighton jewelry, Brighton shoes, purses, belts, fashion accessories? Well I just found out about Brighton. I saw a woman at the crop that I was at over the weekend and she had on this bracelet that I just kept eyeballing, I loved the look of it and I finally asked her where she got it and she told me that it was the Peace Brighton bracelet. So I went on a mission and surfed the net and found the web site and fell in love. I LOVE this jewelry and this bracelet is my first purchase.

With the bracelet I received a booklet about the word peace and quotes from different people. I will be adding to this every day so that we can all see what the word peace means to others.

It isnt enough to talk about peace. One must beleive in it. And it isnt enough to believe in it. One must work on it. Elanor Roosevelt.

10/13/05 ok here is a second piece that I just got of Brighton jewelry. This is a necklace that I have been eyeballing....and just happened to walk into a store this weekend, and BAM there it was. Of course I couldnt walk away from it....I am so bad!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Here is another lay out that I did of my daughter this weekend. These are all new pictures that were taken recently and I just had to scrap them. I feel like I did nothing but focus on pages of her this weekend. My next crop in November I will have to focus on my son and get some pages done for his album. Again this is a picture that my friend Cathy took......she loves photography.......
Speaking of scrap booking pages for my son, its so hard for me. I love all the girlie things about my DD's pages, I have ALOT of flowers, ALOT of bling and other things. I just cant focus when I want to do a page of him, but I know that I need to just sit back and use my brain and do it. I cant even tell you the amount of football pictures that I have of him this football season. And there are only so many football pages that I can do, I havent even had the mojo to get them out and work on a page. What is wrong with me? Am I a bad mom?

Monday, October 8, 2007


Here is another lay out that I did over the weekend at a crop. This is my daughter Mariah again...can you tell that I just love these photos that my GF Cathy took for me. Thats all that I wanted to work on this weekened. Anyways love the fact that the seaguls in the back ground are out of focus. What are your thoughts?

GONE (One little word challange)

Well here is it Monday morning, 10-8-2007 after a weekend of scrapping out of town Im now back and work and very tired. When I go away for weekends I just dont get normal sleep, and so now Im at work monday morning and Im so tired I could crawl under my desk and just go to sleep. (YAAAWWWWNNNNNN)
Lets see, Friday night I know it was past 2:00 am when I finally went to sleep, and was up at 6:30 am to shower and get back down stairs to scrap. Saturday night, it was about the same, it was around 1:00 am when I finally dozed off but I was up again at like 7:00 am to get back down and scrap some more before the day got away from me and I had to pack up to come home. Sunday morning was a bit ruff for me getting my mojo going......I spent alot of time just doing alot of nothing, took a walk outside because it was beautiful and I was just antsy and couldnt sit down to focus on working on a page. I finally did after I had some lunch, and then it took me the rest of the afternoon to do the page, and then I had to pack up to come home.
For the whole weekend I accomplished only 5 pages. 5 very time consuming pages. SERIOUSLY?????? for a whole weekend????? I should have done more, but there was one page that I worked on of Mariah MOST of the day Satuday for a contest that I want to enter and I really wanted it to POP......I will post that one sometime this week so keep looking.....
For now here is the page that I did for the One Little Word Blog challange.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bonding Sisters

Well here we are Tuesday morning. Im at work and should be working but I have such a headache today I just cant focus, so I thought I would put a new post out here about the two pages that I accomplished on Saturday at Archivers. I actually did 3 pages, but the firt page that I did is just so aweful....Im taking it apart and starting over. I just didnt have any MO JO in me saturday, my mood wasnt right, I couldnt get my creative juices flowing. It took me over 3 hours with the first page on an 8 1/2 x 11 album and then I hated it anyways. Here are two pages that I did get done that Im ok with, nothing special. Its hard from me to adjust going from working with a 12x12 page to this size. Im doing this book for a girl at work (she is paying me) who wants to give it to her sister for their b-day in Jan. I hope to get some more pages does this weekend at an all weekend crop in Lake Geneva.....but for now this is what I have accomplished.