Friday, November 20, 2009

Frog Fetish

Titles can be challenging...especially when you've done as many frog layouts as I have. Someone gave me the title "Road Toad" which we did find him in the road, but he was surely not a toad...he was a huge Louisiana Bullfrog. I have to say, I have never been afraid of a frog, but I was of this one. He was MAD that we caught him. He was surely lost...we found him in front of our house late at night...we had fun with him and then let him loose down by the bayou the next morning. He was barking at us he was so say the least I didn't even hold this one! Products used: Prima stars and flowers. Printed postcard, prima studs, martha stewart punch and a few other items that I can't recall the names of. Hope you like!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Be Inspired

Once again Donna Downey has inspired me. If you are her friend on facebook she has been allowing us to come along for a ride while she has been giving her studio a facelift. I have to say, what scrapbooker doesn't have chaos??? Well, I sure do and it seems as though I can never keep things picked up. I am utterly embarrassed to show you my scrapbook room, but I will just don't be too shocked at the mess. I would love so much to fix my room up a little, but that takes some $$ and with Christmas coming up, I tend to be put on the back I decided to buy myself a little christmas present. Do you see those lamps...Merry Christmas. The lighting in my room was very poor and you know how terribly I see to begin with. I have wanted lamps for a long time. Next, I hope to buy 2 more for my scrapbook table. Well, the next two pictures are scary! My visions for my room would be to one day have built in cabinets. I'm one of those people that like to hide everything. I actually didn't put the picture of my closet...which is where I store all of my materials. It is somewhat organized, but I'd like a better system, but haven't figured that out yet. Anyway, I would love built in and I'd like to take my antique scrap table and put it in front of the window, would love a new computer chair, something much smaller and would love a new rug. Isn't there a show out there where they organize you? If so I need it! Please give me ideas on organizing, I would love to hear your thoughts. Until tomorrow's layout post have a great night!

Oldies but Goodies

Well my title friends in old places. We are actually old friends in new places, but, being that the old school house in Washington, LA is older than our friendship I thought I would title my page according to that. I have actually known Connie and Janet for about 10yrs. We have had some great times in the past and I look forward to many more times with these ladies. They keep me laughing all the time and you never know what's going to happen when your with these ladies.
Products used in this layout are: Basic Grey: Nook and Pantry, thickers, prima flowers and vines, vintage record and other items, prima canvas letters and a handmade peony flower (which by the way I will be teaching in a few months) sent to me from a fellow blogger. Hope you enjoy this layout, Janet also did one with the same pictures...It is so much fun working with her and coming up with 2 totally different layouts. One lady asked us at the crop if we were sisters...guess we fight like we are.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So, what does UFP stand for? Unidentified Flying Pumpkin. As many of you read, Drew was an alien for Halloween and so we entered the pumpkin decorating/carving contest. We made a UFP and it was a hit. He took 1st place and I think we might have started a craze for next years competition.

Some Supplies Used: Little Yellow Bicycle paper, some older than old blue printed halloween paper, thickers, felt spider webs, prima bling, Pink Paislee scalloped paper, prima stars and eyelets, and alien head from space chipboard set.

Monday, November 16, 2009

What a Blast!

Well, as you've previously read, I attended the "No Frills Just Fun" crop at Paula's this past weekend. I have to say we had a blast! We cropped, we visited, we ate, we was a very eventful weekend. I enjoyed spending time with Ms. Beatriz, Connie, Janet and so many more. I met new friends that made me laugh and oh, I even laughed at myself on a few occasions! You'd of had to been there on Sunday to know what I'm talking about. I created 11 layouts, mostly 2 page layouts. I have decided to post 1 new layout each stay tuned for more layouts! The layout below I used the Prima butterfly vine, and SEI paper is used for the background. Prima leaves, K & Co. sticker and new thickers were used as well. Hope you enjoy and check back tomorrow!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Off to the Lady Bug Lodge

Yes, I am somewhat ready for a weekend full of cropping, visiting with friends and making new friends. Paula is having her crop again, out at the LadyBug Lodge. It is a no frills just fun crop. Which is just what I enjoy, there are no schedules or make n takes...just lots of cropping. She is making us a Gumbo for Saturday night which is a nice added touch this time. I hope that I crank out some quick layouts to help get me caught up on my own stuff. I'll post pictures as soon as possible...stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Knee Bone... Connected to Your ...Leg Bone

What's in the middle? Well, I didn't realize we had things in our calves that could go POP! Yesterday while playing an awesome tennis match, we only needed to win 1 last game to win the match....and I ran for a ball and "POP" I fell to my knees if hurt so bad. Well, to say the least I have pulled or torn something, not sure what, but I can't walk! Debating on whether to go to the doctor. I must say, I am really busy right now with all my classes coming up. I surely don't have much time for this to be taking place. But, I will say............It was so worth it! I hobbled around long enough win that last game and we won!!! Well, okay so I was at the net and didn't have to move and my partner Sheryll worked her tail off the last game. Sheryll you Rock!! Of course those girlies we played didn't feel too bad for me they kept hitting the ball straight to me (at least they hit them to me, because I wasn't moving!!!) They actually wanted me to forfeit the game...were they insane??? Well, I was playing a lady who was an emergency room doctor, but I wasn't giving in or going down that easy. Go R4!!! So to all of you who are taking my class next Tuesday, have some mercy on me please! We'll have fun, being that I can't move around, I'm at least getting instructions made, and I think today I may prop my leg up and scrapbook a little for Ms. Lahaye.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November Class at TM

Good morning fellow scrappers. Just wanted to take this time to post my November Calendar Class. Although my 3 classes are full, there are always cancellations that must be made so if you are still interested in getting on the waiting list please call the store at 216-9898.
This is the write up for the class. "Wendy has created a beautiful fall layout! First of all, you will be working with SEI's flocked texture papers! It's been awhile since we used sei papers in a class, but we couldn't resist because the colors and textures were just perfect!!! Techniques??? This layout is full of them. How Wendy comes up with new techniques every month is a mystery to me, but this month she is going to show you how to create your own wooden fence from scratch! We are also using the Prima butterfly vines and a bunch of Ranger and Tim Holtz products. She's going to teach you an all new way to create an antique look with Tim Holtz Rock Candy and......sorry I can't tell have to take the class! All I can say is that Wendy is amazing!" Thanks Janet for the nice description.