Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am Thankful...

I am Thankful for my wonderful husband, who despite being tired from working harder than normal lately, helped me every way he could last night & today....without complaining.

I am Thankful for my girls who are both healthy & bring me so much joy.

I am Thankful for my Mom.

I am Thankful for my sisters & their families for always being there.

I am Thankful for my friends, both old & new.

I am Thankful for all that & more.

Wishing everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon Date Night

OK so I had pretty much thought that I would not see New Moon opening weekend, nevermind opening night. See Joe had been gone most of last week for a convention in Vegas & was going to have to work hard to catch up. I figured it would happen just not sure when. I knew the priorities.....

Then Joe made the suggestion Saturday that we go if my sister could watch the girls. Luckily I have an AWESOME sister who was able to make the night happen. So I got to see it thanks to "My Edward"!!
and amazingly enough the theater wasn't CRAZY like last time. This time the people managed to keep their hormones in check until the 1st time Jacob took his shirt off.....then it was LOUD. Wanna see why??

Hard to believe this is the same guy that played "Shark Boy". WOW did he grow up! I'm still Team Edward though...I'm a sucker for all the romance.

The chick next to me was fine until about halfway through the movie then she started whispering loudly & annoying me.

But all in all it was a good movie. Better done than Twilight, the special effects were AMAZING! And I found out Eclipse will be in theaters June 30th!! We won't have to wait as long between movies! HAPPINESS!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wish List

I think I want this for Christmas....but in black.Joe's not keen on it but I told him it would be for my costume jewelry....and I'm a sucker for photo frames.

Friday, November 20, 2009


I spotted this LO on the Jillibean Soup Blog awhile ago & knew I had to do a version of it. BUT I didn't have all the Jillibean papers (since then I've placed my order thank you!), so I decided to use my Bo Bunny Double Dot papers.

I really like how it came out & would like to display it for Thanksgiving...gonna work on that!

Papers - Bo Bunny Double Dots
Chipboard Alpha - Lil Davis (OLD)
Glitter Alpha - Making Memories
Chipboard Heart - Heidi Swapp (old)
Border Punches - Stampin Up! & EK Success
Gems - Misc.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thinking of You cards

After making this LO I realized I had plenty of scraps leftover to make a card....or three. I was in a "Thinking of You" sort of mood after making the LO about my Dad even though I had originally set out to do birthday cards for guys. Go figure!

Wishing my embossing had come out cleaner on this one.....
After making the LO & 3 cards this was what I had left.....might even have enough for another card! ;) Love when I don't have scraps to put away for "someday" & really get a lot of mileage out of the papers.

Kraft Cards - Hero Arts
Patterned Papers - SEI
Stamps - Hero Arts
Embossing Powder - American Crafts Zing!
Ribbon - Offray
Punches - Marvy Uchida
Brads & Gems - Misc.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Miss You

I was inspired the other day by this pic of my Dad & scrapped it right away. This went together so fast. I had it all done in about an hour except for the journaling but that didn't take long either just had to find the time to write it down.

Found this paper by SEI in my stash & went with it. It felt good to scrap this of my Dad.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Miss Him

15 years ago today we lost my Dad to Lung Cancer. He was a wonderful father who was adored by his girls. There are so many things that changed when he passed, our lives were forever altered.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of him in some way. I miss him terribly & wish he could've met his 6 beautiful grandchildren. He would have adored & spoiled them all.

Miss you Daddy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Birds

Yep it's Friday the 13th. How weird that today my backyard was attacked by black birds. They came in & covered the place! They caught my eye & I ran to get the camera. As quickly as they came they left to move onto the next yard until they just up & left out of sight. Creepy.

These shots don't show how many birds there were but it might give you an idea.

Taken through my windows...apparently they need to be cleaned.....LOL!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Halloween!

Like I said in my last post, I've got all my Halloween stuff out so I might as well put it to use instead of cleaning it up.

This is Gianna's 1st Halloween. She was just 4 months old so tiny!! At the time she was very fair skinned & somehow we thought she'd go through a blond phase like me {yes I was blond for a short time when I was very young!!} so we (I) decided to dress her as Cinderella for Halloween.

I was going to use Nichol's sketch on these but then I realized there weren't enough pics printed & I wasn't in the mood to print more so I trimmed them to fit until they looked good (that's a Laura technique!!)

Still using KI Memories papers--I bought a TON of that orange paper!! I love it but never realized HOW MUCH I stocked up on!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Still more Halloween

So yes I went from posting something Thanksgiving related to Halloween. I'm still in a Fall frame of mind, not ready to move on to Christmas.

It's not like my TWO neighbors that ALREADY put up their outdoor CHRISTMAS decorations!! (although knowing my luck when I go to put out my decorations it'll probably be COLD)

And yes, I'm still playing with old Halloween pics. It's just that I have all my Halloween embellies & things out & PLENTY of pics to scrap....besides Nichol's sketch makes it super easy to do!!

Missed the deadline on 2P's for posting this one but I don't care much. I often wonder why I still bother posting there at all anymore, except to keep all my LO's in 1 gallery. Anyone else feel the same?? Still love browing the gallery for inspiration but it's not the same anymore, KWIM?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Give Thanks

I had bought this K & Co. banner kit from either Michael's or Target on clearance last year but never got around to putting it together. Luckily this year I came across it in time & quickly put it together.

Then I thought "It needed something."

So I pulled out some trusty Bo Bunny Dotted paper in brown & cut a square to attach to the back to make the letters stand out more.

I'm still thinking about attaching something to the sides but it's up & for now I'm calling it done!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Today

Ok so it's not "today" but it was the other day. Figured since it was close to Halloween I'd use Halloween colors.

And of course used my trusty Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock. Believe it or not I actually broke the "C" plate to my Cuttlebug (using my QK dies).....guess I use it a lot??? Has this happened to anyone else?? Of course Michael's doesn't have it in stock so I had to order it online.

Lifted myself, lifting Laura. And go check out her blog, my friend is on the CK Design team!! Go congratulate her!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ready for Treats

Here's another LO based on Nichol's sketch for the Celebrate the Seasons class on 2P's. Except this time I made it as a single page rather than a double.

I love these classes! She makes it super easy to follow with her how-to videos. I need to go back & work on a few months that I've skipped. But first I have a TON of past Halloween pics that this sketch will help me play catch up!!

These pics were taken the same day as this LO. I had printed them ages ago when I felt compelled to scrap almost everything. Nowadays this wouldn't happen but like I said they were already printed so I'm putting them to paper. Got that?

I used all the same products as the last LO...Sorry for the glare. Need to re-take this.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

(Boo)tiful Princess

Sure Halloween may be over but I'm squeezing in a Halloween LO.

Made this for the 2P's Celebrate the Seasons class. Nichol's got some inspiring work that made me pull out some older Halloween pics to play with.

Marissa was in her 1st year of pre-school & was just 3 years old. So little!!

Patterened Paper: KI Memories
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Die Cut Alpha: QuicKutz