Sunday, January 27, 2008

2008 photo of the day Acrylic sneak peak





WOW...so I bought this album about a month ago......its been sitting here staring me in the face, telling me to pick it up and work on it...but it scared me. I knew I wanted to use the Two Scoops BG paper line.....I also knew that with this paper line I would be using pictures that Cathy took of Mariah back in Sept. But....I just couldnt start it, I didnt know how to start it.....well yesterday I took everything with me and went over to Cathys house and had her give me a kick in the butt to jump start me on this, since she already did one...and it rocked and its on display at our LSS.......I knew she would be able to get me going. So here is the cover page, the other side of the cover page, and the second page...and then when you put the cover on you can see how is all flows together.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

2008 photo of the day. FREAKS (Yes I am a FREAK)


Ok, here is a goodie I got in the mail today, its a SCRAPFREAK t-shirt. I ordered this t-shirt based off of a contest that the web site will host every month. We have to take pictures of ourselves in our scrapfreak apparel and have a chance to win a scrap freak prize.
I didnt buy this shirt just for that. I like t-shirts especially when I go away for scrap booking weekends which I will be doing in March, I like to be comfy so why not wear a shirt sporting my favorite scrapbooking web site!

Clip it up cover


Ok here is a picture of the cover that I have ordered. For those of you that have never seen the Clip it up, its pretty big. And once its full, its very heavy. So like I said, when I go to this weekend crop in March it will be interesting to see how Im going to transport this thing around....LOL

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Clip it up cover?

Well I broke down and I ordered the cover for my clip it up yesterday. WHY?????
Well for one thing when I go to my weekend crop with Cathy in March I want to make sure that I have a cover for it. This whole weekend crop is going to be interesting lugging this thing around along with all of my other supplies. So if any of you guys have the clip it up and the cover, I would be interested to know if you have taken it out of your house for a crop and how that worked for you?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Clip it up is FULL......
It amazes me how much this thing holds. I mean WOW...its HUGE.....now to figure out where in the heck Im going to keep it in my cramped scrap area? I have no idea. Its too friggin heavy too, I hope this thing is sturdy. I have EVERYTHING on it....well almost everything, well not quite everything...well what the heck I have ALOT on here. But its so easy to see my stuff......I love it. Now Im just sitting here looking at it on the floor thinking, where am I going to put you. Oh and of couse I have to figure out how Im gonna travel with it when I go to a weekend crop.....HMMMMM that should be interesting.
Ok well thanks for stopping by and taking a peep!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

2008 photo of the day



Ok Im behind a couple of days posting so if I can do it I am going to post about 3 pictures tonight. So heres the first one. I scrapped today and it took me all day to do a lay out because I was busy doing other things here and there. Plus this was one of those lay outs that just had me thinking and rearranging and thinking some more. I know its REAL busy...but I like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.

Now since the page took me all day, I decided that since I had all of my rub ons out and spread on my bed it was time to get this clip it up organized. So here is the beginning of that project. When I get it completed (which I hope will be tonight) I will post the completed picture....

Friday, January 18, 2008

Scrap freak blog challange firsts!

What was your first...
1. concert? Prince
2. car? Pinto
3. job? filing clerk
4. scrapbook layout about? my DD
5. grade teacher's name? I dont remember this.
6. pet? A dog but I dont remember her name.
7. vacation as an adult? Texas
8. boyfriend's name? Mark
9. living arrangement after moving out of your parents' home?
Moved in with my best friend Cathy.
10. scrapbook message board to be a member on? Scraplovers
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sweet thank you note for the In Loving Memory Frames

Here is a sweet thank you note from the girl at work that received one of the frames that I did for the NANA that passed away in her family. If you scroll down my blog you will see the post of one of the pages. I brought all 3 of them in to work today...and this is the note the I got:

I received my frame from Steph this morning and it looks AWESOME as usual!! I cannot wait to show JJ when he gets home from work. I saw the others that you made as well, and I cannot wait to hear what they have to say when they receive them from Steph. You always know how to make special memories in each and every one of the pages you create. Pages that can be and will be cherished forever. Thank you again!They are beautiful!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 photo of the day


POOR FISH!
This morning my daughter Mariah was woke up at around 4:00 to a sound of something crashing....she jumped out of bed and saw that her fish tank was on the floor, with rocks and water and the poor fish flopping all over the place. She picked it up real quick put it back in the fish bowl and ran for more water. This fish did survive, but the reason it was knocked over is because the cats were thirsty. When I got up this morning and she told me what happened she said that she knows that Pookie was up on her dresser and knocked it down......
Well when I was up and dressed and making coffee before work I looked down and low and behold the cats have NO WATER......HMMMMMM might wanna make sure that they have fresh water from now on.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

2008 photo of the day





Lumpia's (SPRING ROLLS) Ok I owe this post today to April at Scrap Freaks. She shared her recipe with me because I wanted to make these. I had a recipe like this years ago from a co-worker, but I have no idea where it went, and when April made hers and posted pictures I was craving them.......so todays picture is gonna be more then 1 picture......because I took several of them when I was cooking them.....HEE HEE, they were very very yummy with sweet and sour sauce. The chopper is one of my favorite kitchen items.......I use it all the time.....and it is the only thing that I can make my homemade salsa with.....

Big News for me!

Ok so its official, I am being published. Not just one lay out, but 3 lay outs in the month of Feb. This is an online Magazine that I submitted to back in Nov. At first I didnt realize that it was an on line magazine because it is very new.
Scrapbook News and Reviews will Debut at the end of this month and their first on line magazine and website will be revealed 2-14-08. I had received an e-mail over a week ago and have been waiting for more info which I received today. So I have some paperwork to fill out and get back to them, but Im excited about this. I have never submitted to a magazine before for lay out submissions, nor do I do many on line contests, but this one just grabbed my attention when I read her blog. Check it out:
http://www.scrapbooknewsandreview.blogspot.com/
If you are really interested in things that she has to say then check her Archives. There are more calls going on now for the month of March issue and I already have an idea brewing in my head for what I will submit for. Thanks for stopping by, cant wait to share the reveal when the magazine is released!

Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Ok here is my picture today. This is a skunk, Obviously.......my very first stuffed animal. My dad brought this back to me from over seas. He was in the navy at the time and I was just a baby, not even 6 months old. I have had this ever since....so its at least 42 years old....
My mom and I need to get my dad and I together one day with this skunk and get a picture of me and my dad with it....she has several pictures of me and my dad and the skunk when he gave it to me......she wants to do a current one too. This skunk use to be in a hope chest that I had for years, but when we started talking about taking these pictures I took it out of the hope chest and I now have it in my room on my dresser. TFL

Sunday, January 13, 2008

In loving Memory


Here is one of the layouts that I will put into a 12x12 frame for my co-worker to give to her family. I will copy this same lay out and do 2 more as she has asked me to do 3 of these frames. Product used:
Kraft paper, Bohemia border at the bottom of the page, PP is Foof-a-la, rub ons are Cactus pink in chocolate, Brads on corner of picture are Jasmines Jewels by Imagince, the tag is from Creative Cafe and the word rub on is from My minds eye. I used misc bling, BG ribbon for the tag and a few misc prima flowers. TFL

Saturday, January 12, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Ok this is just a picture of a plant that I have that I just love taking care of and watching it grow. I was playing around with my little Minolta......and this is the shot that I decided to do for the picture of the day! Oh and this is a picture that I kind of took sideways at an angle......TFL

Friday, January 11, 2008

Isnt she girly


I started this lay out Monday 1-7-08 and finished it last night 1-10-08. I had a problem with my cat licking the picture, not once but TWICE. You would think that I would have learned my lesson the first time I had to reprint the picture. After I reprinted it the first time I started working on the lay out and actually had the picture glued down along with the flower on the left side that I hand cut and had adhered with pop dots. I didnt have time to finsih the lay out that evening so I had it on my scrap table and put a piece of paper over the top of it to keep the cat away. Well that didnt work. I came home that night and the piece of paper had been moved and the picture had been licked on once again! BAD BAD KITTY! So this is one of the reasons that this lay out took me so long to complete. Im not sure about the quality of this scan either. I have a problem scanning pages with bulk. I get dark shadows. So when I scanned this I went into an advance mode and started playing around with some of the tones and hughes etc......I think that this turned out a bit too light. It gives it a real soft feel, but it is a bit on the light side. I need to play around with some of these functions on my scanner some more so that I can get better scans for my lay outs. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Ok dont laugh....seriously, I do laugh everytime I go out onto my deck, I have watched this poor pumpkin deflate day after day. Oh and the MUMS...those have been dead for a long time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Ok here is my photo for the day. Its not the best picture because I am having camera setting problems and havent been able to fix them, there is a setting that is wrong and I am just too tired to read up in the manual and try to figure this out. So here is a coral that my kids brought back for me from Brazil when they went with their father a few years ago. This was a trip of a life time for them......and I love this coral that they picked up at the beach.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Ok here is another picture of one of my fat chefs display in my kitchen. This is a basket that I have lined with two checkered hankies and some fake bread in it. TFL

Monday, January 7, 2008

2008 photo of the day


Here is my photo for 1-7-08.
This is a tooth pick holder that is part of my kitchen decor of fat chefs....

Sunday, January 6, 2008

2008 a year in photos







Scrapfreak gave all of the freaks a challange to take a picture a day for the whole year of 2008.
I have decided to join this challange and I am behind 6 days already so I am going to post 6 pictures.
The one of my kids goofing around and play fighting on my DD's bed.....I never get random pictures like this, so Im going to start doing alot more of that with this challange.
My coffee pot, the flowers are a decoration on my table in living room, jelly bellies that I have in a bowl, the poster is a spray painted picture that a friend of my DD's had done for her for Christmas, and then the word inspire is a wooden word block that I keep in my scrap room. One day I would like to alter it.
Thanks for looking and from here on out I will keep up with this challange on a day to day basis.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fainting spell


Ok on New years eve both of my kids were sick. My DD was running a fever and got up in the morning to use the bathroom. When she was leaviing the bathroom she fainted. Not quite sure if she hit her head against the wall or what happened, but here is a picture of the electrical outlet that is now cracked.
Scrap Freaks has a photo color challange for the month of Jan. and the color this month is white, so this is what I took a picture of.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Scrap Freak Blog Challange

1. Will you be looking for a new job? Yes probably, I am always looking for a new job within my current company. But I would like to stay in this area and not have to travel in traffic to our corp facilities about 45 minutes away. There usually arent too many openings in my area but Im always looking.

2. What will you do different in '08? I am going to learn to start saying no to other people that ask me to do things for them scrap book wise, even if payment is involved. I take on too much and I dont get enough quality creativity time for myself.

3. New Year's Resolution(s)? I dont normally set these, I tend to not follow through with ones that I set for myself anyways so why bother?

4. Any trips planned? Not set in stone.....I have talked about going to Oregon sometime in October to visit a friend, but that might be the extent of my traveling in 2008.

5. Wedding plans? OMG NO! How about DIVORCE PLANS.......

6. Baby plans? OMG NO!!!! AGAIN....I have 2 kids that are teenagers.....dont want or need anymore!

7. Major thing on your calendar?
I have nothing major on my calendar this year so far other then oral surgery which I will be having 1-7-08.

8. What can't you wait for? I cant wait for weekend crops in Lake Geneva with friends...I always love this time away.

9. What would you like to see happen different? There is nothing that is coming to mind at the moment....I will have to think about this some more.

10. What about yourself will you be changing? I am going to focus on changing my attitude and my outlook on life. My attitude for one was pretty sucky the whole year of 2007. Just not happy with my life, not happy with myself.....there was alot going on. In 2008 Im going to try and change that and do what I need to do to make me and my kids happy and Healthy. I will be focusing on keeping up with dentist and Dr appointments and check ups. I tend to slack in these areas until I NEED to.....but I need to start doing preventive appointments.

11. What happened in '07 that you didn’t think would ever happen? There is nothing that pops into my head at this time that I can think of. If something does come to mind I will be sure to update.

12. Will you be nicer to the people you care about? Yes, I will be nicer to the people that I care about. This is part of the attitude adjustment that I will be focusing on in 2008.

13. Will you dress differently in '08 than you did in '07? NO.....I dont plan on it......the clothes that I have now are just fine......

14. Will you better your relationship with your family? This is a tuff question for me. What part of the family? My kids......for sure........I always strive to make that better. My mom and dad.....well I suppose there are things that I can try and work on to make us have a better relationship. As far as the rest of the family goes there is only so much that I can do, I try....but I think that its time for me to sit back and go with the flow and not put so much of an effort in to make everyone else get along and be happy. I cant do it anymore.

15. Will you do volunteer work? No, Im not much of a volunteer type of person.

16. Do you expect '08 to be a good year for you? Im hoping that it is.......I dont expect anything.

17. How much did you change from this time last year til now? Attitude wise I changed alot. Look wise I dont think that I changed that much other then some aging and trying to grow my hair out.....

18. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now? I sure hope so! They are a great group of friends.

19. Major lifestyle changes? There is nothing major in my lifestyle that I really want to change right now other then to quit smoking. But with the stress that Im under and the way that my life is going....this is not something that I am willing to give up anytime soon.

20. Will you be moving? I have no plans of it.

21. What will you make sure doesn't happen in '08 that happened in '07? I will make sure that I am more focused on my job in 08 then I was in 07 and try not to let my personal issues affect me at work. I seem to let things bother me and then slack here at work......when I really need to move forward and seperate the two.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

BLING BLING Kitty


HEE HEE, this is a lay out that I did of my cat Coa Coa. She is one of two cats that I have and the sweeter of the two. She is my little kitty. I received these papers as a prize from a challange once upon a time ago and just decided to pull them out and use them on this sweet picture that I took of her about a week ago. The papers are from SEI Kittys Place.
Lace, sewing, bling, Heidi Swapp stamp Adore and Heidi Swap bling, Autum leaves stamps to make the ticket stubs, Petaloo flower, Autum leaves swirl stamps with stickles to add sparkle. TFL