Thursday, December 15, 2011

3 Crazy Kids

When did it happen? I look at pictures of myself and yuck!! Yes, the camera does add 10 lbs right? So I am making a new years resolution early. Work out, eat better. And to have no regrets. To take chances. And to smile more. Really. In all of these pictures that I am in, I am rarely smiling. What is up with that?

Okay, so enough of that. Today's post will be short. I have to rock a party in the preK class at school this morning and pick the boys up from school. Apparently the school thinks they need to get off half a day of school when they have mid terms. To do what? Study? Right, how about melt their brains on the computer.

Here is another layout that I made for my Worldwin Cardstock application. I used their new line of the paper layerz diecutable cardstock. I also used my itop punch for the punched pieces.

It is a pretty simple layout of the kids. It is pictures of a typical day at our house, but that is what I like to scrapbook.

That is all for now. I have about 18 prekers waiting to make some Christmas stockings today.

Hope you have a good day!!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Adorable Make Up Girl...

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving (for my stateside readers anyway). I did. We had a nice dinner with my immediate family and my brother. The grandparents (my parents) were out of town visiting their extended family (aunts, uncles and cousins). So I was thankful for my brother to be here with us.

Today I am off from work and I have no pressure to clean the house or cook or do anything in particular. It feels a little weird. I feel like I should be doing something. So today, after I do a few loads of laundry, I am going to start cleaning out my scrapbook stash. It really is time to purge. I will be making another page to this blog with the items I am selling and you can just post a comment or email me if you would like to buy something. Everything will be priced to sell quickly and I will only charge you exact shipping. So stayed tuned for that.

My layout for today is a double page layout that I had published in a F&W publishing book.

Yes, this is my little girl getting into my makeup and making a huge mess with the eye shadow. I used and older Imaginisce line called Early Bird. It was a very colorful and "girly" line so I thought it was perfect for the pictures.

Well that is all for today. Hopefully I will get my virtual scrapyard sale up and running soon. Hope you have a good weekend. And GEAUX TIGERS!!! Yay 12-0!!!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

A new look and a new layout...

Hey everyone. I know it has been a while. I tool a break and now I am back to blogging and scrapping again.

A lot has happened over the past few months. All three of my kids are in school now. I am a little sad but that is life. I am the youngest's room mother in her class so I keep very busy with the pre-kindergarten kids, I am now working full time and oh yea....I decided to try out for an awesome manufacturer design team and I MADE IT!!! I am so excited!! It is Worldwin Cardstock and they have the BEST cardstock I have come across. Not only do they have textured cardstock with many different textures, but they have also developed a line of paper just for the die cut machines called CutMates. It works fantastic on my Cricut.

So anyway, I would like to share a layout that I made specifically for the Worldwin DT call.

The is the entire layout. Every paper on it is made by Worldwin. 

Here I have used the newest line from Worldwin called Paper Layerz. It is printed patterns on the CutMates cardstock. I absolutely love them!

I also used my favorite tool, the I-rock by Imaginisce. On the butterflies I put on the little tear drop shape of the irock gems. 

Well that will be all today.  I will be posting on a more regular basis and sharing my projects with you. Hope all is well with you!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank You Card and the winner

First I will post the winner to my little fun guessing game the other day. Yes, we survived, but whew, glad it is over. The last one did not leave until 2:15 pm yesterday afternoon. I was exhausted last night. And so was the birthday boy. I think he went down at 9 o'clock last night.

Any way, Craftymom 205 you were pretty darn close. I think the last one went down at 5:13 AM in the morning.
craftymom205 said...

I will have to say 5:00am. Good Luck.

So email me your address and I will send you my RAK of scrap goodies.

And here is a Thank You card that I have recently made. I did it for the Die Cuttin' Divas card challenge for that particular week.

I really found it hard to photograph just a black and white project. It looks really nice in person.

Patterned papers, flowers, bling: Imaginisce; Cardstock: Core'dinations; Die Cutter: Cricut Expression with StoryBook and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges.

That is all for today. I hope to see you back!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Let's have some fun with this...

Okay, so this is the second post today. So, if you don't know already, my 12 year old son is having a sleepover birthday bash tonight. I don't know what in me thought that this was a better idea than for him to have a party at a loud, flashing light, laser tag game place. Anyway, I am sure the night will be quite interesting staying up with 9 pre-teen adolescent boys.

So, I thought I would have a little fun with it. I have a RAK of scrapbooking goodies taht I will give to the person that guesses the closest time to when they fall asleep. And if two guess correctly whomever guessed first will win.

I am not sure what the RAK will be but it will be at least $50 worth of stuff, from Imaginisce, GCD studios and others. I have a lot I can get rid of.

You can guess until 0800 CST tomorrow morning. I will post the winner tomorrow. Ready, set, go....

So twelve years ago today....

I was at Woman's Hospital in labor with my oldest child. I can't believe he is now 12 years old. Here he is. Not a great quality photo. It was taken with his ipod. He is a pretty good kid. I am really proud of him.

And you know what is funny? This is his favorite song right now:

So this tells me that good music stands the test of time. So I busted out the Stones and Led Zepplin and he screwed his nose up. Really? He said that music sucks, mom. So he likes this song by The Killers, because his friends do, but not "It's only rock n' roll" by the Rolling Stones. This is peer pressure at it's finest. There is a ring leader that says what is cool and the rest just follow and agree. I tried to tell him, share this song with your friends and tell them like you mean it that this is a cool song and you might be surprised what happens.

I mean the Rolling Stones is one of the best rock bands ever. I admit they were a bit before my time, but none-the-less, awesome!

I just wish I could instill all of my knowledge in his brain right now. I just hate all the peer pressure that he is facing right now. But I guess I can just try my best to guide him and he will have to make his own decisions. I just secretly hope he does not follow in his mom's steps. I was a bit of a party girl back in the day.

I remember walking to a final exam at LSU at 0700 in the morning with my Rolling Stones concert t-shirt on singing "It's only Rock & Roll", still feeling the "exuberance" from the night before and needless to say, I did not pass the exam because I had just gotten home from New Orleans from the concert. It was AWESOME!! And I am pretty sure this was what was on my t-shirt along with a bit of gradeau from the streets of New Orleans.

So that is all for today. I have to finish cleaning the house for the big sleep over birthday bash tonight.

And I wanted to thank you all for the supporting comments from my previous post. Yes, I am a scrapbooker at heart and I have to admit I have been timid in the past about sharing the "real" me on my blog because I was afraid it would hurt my chances of being on this design team or that design team, well no more. And you know what is funny? Since I have been posting more than just scrapbooking posts, I have had a lot of more hits on my blog. Funny, how that happens. Thank you so much for your support.

P.S. Did you catch one of the songs that was played on David Letterman last night by the band, it was by the Stones, "_itch".

Monday, May 23, 2011

Speaking of Mothers.........

So I know my post yesterday was a little deep. I guess it was a little too much for a couple of people at least because I have now lost some followers on my blog after that post. That is their option as this is mine to post what I feel on my blog. With that said. I would like to share a card that I made for my beautiful mother for Mother's Day. And I have to say that I am glad that my son's friend's mother had one last mother's day. I bet she was treated like a queen.

The printed papers I used were from a 6x6 card pad by LilyBee. I am really liking the card pad prints for my cards because they are a smaller print. The cardstock is by Worldwin. If you have not tried that cardstock, you really should. It cuts awesome on the Cricut (and I suppose any other die cut machine). It cuts clean and does not have fibers showing after the cut. The cardstock type that I used is the Cascata brand from Worldwin. And of course my trusty Irock from Imaginisce. I just love that tool. If you don't have one, you really need to get one. The Cricut carts that I used are Home Accents and Celebrate with Flourish Cartridges.

That is all for today. Not too deep, right? Maybe that is better....
Until next time,