Sunday, January 10, 2010

So Nice

It feels so nice to scrapbook for myself...that is. I have been so busy preparing for classes and scrapbooking for about 6 different people that I haven't had a whole lot of time to scrapbook for myself. So today on a big Sunday I packed up my bags and met a few friends at the scrapbook store. Here were my creations. The tennis layout was a bit crazy with the colors, but I like it!
Drew's 10th birthday was celebrated at the local Japanese restaurant. We had a few of his buddies over and we had a Rock Band party. We took them to eat, had a rockin cake designed and made by Donna Lanclos, played Rock Band and listened to them all have a blast, which lasted way into the night!

This layout is using some very old paper (snowman paper) when I first started teaching at Treasured Memories I used this paper, I just love it. I used puffy paint, which you can't see to add the snow effect. We were all prepared for a wonderful night of Louisiana sneaux...and all we got were a few big fat snow flakes that didn't stick...we had fun anyways! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

Monday, January 4, 2010

I have a new BUG in my LIFE

A Cuttlebug that is. I know they have been around for a very long time, but I've always wanted one but never got the bug enough to get it. I got it as a Christmas gift and I just absolutely love it, can't wait to see what I can come up with.

I had a little drawing during the holidays. It was under my "Boo Hoo" post. Well the lucky winner was a nice lady by the name of Erin. Well, today I decided to stop by the local scrapbook store and see what was brand new out there in the scrapping world... and this is some of the things I got for her. The Christmas paper line by Fancy Pants (I just love Fancy Pants) and the K& Co embossed metal stickers. The other items aren't so new, but fun which is the Heidi Swapp snowflakes and the Making Memory chipboard candy cane. It's going in the mail tomorrow Erin, sorry it's not a surprise....I just hate surprises anyway, I have no patience. Maybe that will be something I work on for the New Year, along with not drinking Diet Coke!

Last but not least! Ms. Bea featured me as her guest scrapbooker on her blog. Go here to see her blog and work. Ms. Beatriz is one of the sweetest ladies I know. I have to say she came into my life when most needed. Last year my brother was in a horrible car accident in which he wasn't suppose to make it. My brother is alive and doing much better and I think it had to do with her prayers along with many others. She still to this day prays for Troy and my family appreciates her for that. Not only is she a wonderful person she is a wonderful scrapbooker. Thank You Ms. Bea! Love Ya!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hey Twilight Fans

Here's something for you. I have read all but the last Twilight series books. I started the last one and then never finished it, I better get a jump on it before it comes out on the big screen. On this particular day Janet, Heather and Sherie met me at the movies for a little Twilight excitement. The line around the movie theatre was incredible. We were actually the first ones to get in, Heather pre-purchased our movie tickets, which was a smart idea! The funniest part about this movie, was the fact that Janet had just had dental work done, in which they gave her meds (you know what I mean) so she was a little loopy and ended up falling asleep. Though, she is not a big fan of Twilight so in her eyes, she didn't miss a thing! We had a great time and plan on attending all of them!

In the layout, I handmade the black roses with the cricut and spraymist. I did get the idea from Tim Holtz. The paper is by Creative Imaginations and the background paper is just a plain grey cardstock. I used Twilight memorabilia, chipboard, Tim Holtz key, and bling. Hope you enjoy and you always know I enjoy comments.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas to ME!

Pottery Barn had these really great looking wall cubbies, that I just fell in love with the minute I saw them. Of course they had two of them side by side, but just one cost plenty enough for me! I had been talking about them to my husband and guess what...he ordered one for me for Christmas. They look very antique, but they are not. They even have hand-painted numbers. I can't wait to fill them up with scrapbooking goodies. I love this purchase, but once again it is not the most functional scrapbooking piece that I get. I have a way with buying things that make my room look good, but they don't really have a huge organizational purpose. But darn it, I will have a good looking room! Thanks for stopping by and tell me what you think of my gift...I think my d.h. did a great job!

The Winner IS.......

Please email me your address and I will mail you a goodie bag full of scrapbooking items. You may email me at I want to "Thank You" who left me comments. As you see, I don't get that many comments on my blog. I know I get visitors because I have a map on my blog, but just don't know who visits. Please leave me comments if you have a blog, this will help me to find yours! I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to a much better year, 2009 was not so hot (an eye surgery that wasn't so great or successful, a near fatal car accident that changed our lives, the downturn of the economy and business loss), but I just know that 2010 will be much better! I have faith that things have happened for a reason but goodness I just want a year with not so much to face especially all at once! Good Luck & Happy New Year!