Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Stampin Up page

I did this page for a Stamp Camp back in October and I just got around to putting pictures on it. This paper is in our IB&C called Frightful Sight(122351)the carstock I used is Old Olive, Cajun Craze, black, basic grey, I used the Big Shot letters (113464), the spider web embossing folder(120889), and Dark and Deary stamp set (121151, clear)&(120837, wood) and Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set(123946, clear)&(123944, wood)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog.
I went to a couple of crops in January and February and finally got a little scrapbooking done. The other thing I did was use up some old stash which felt amazing since my room looks like a mini store (or a large store LOL)

This page is for Jeremy and I think he was 7 years old.

This next page is from the same kit and is of Joshua. Isn't he a handsome kid!!!

This page is one of Jillian my sweet only girl out of 7 kids.

This is Zachary, who also is big into fishing. Zachary is a man's man and is such an outdoorsy type.

Then there is Jared, who still to this day LOVES fishing.

This is Mitchell when he was such a little guy. We were swimming at Ried and Arnetta's house.

This was a page I finally finished from Christmas 2010 of Jeremy. He was so cute in his Santa hat and wore it all day. Kids are so fun! This page used alot of Stampin Up papers that are now retired and I used a cricut cartridge for my fun accents and title.

Zachary's graduation pages are finally done and now I have to finish up Jared's. I love looking back on both of thier accomplishments.

This is Zachary on his 19th birthday. It seems like he was just entering kindergarten :( I'm not ready for my kids to be grown.

These pictures were taken 8 years ago when we went to visit Alex (Jillian's boyfriend) in Reno. This was such a fun vacation. We had gone to the movies and after when we were leaving the theater there was this foutain for kids to play in. We spent hours there. So much fun. I wish my picture of the page had turned out better.

I have a few more but they are in need of journaling and that is one of those things I like to do when it's quiet, and lets face it, with 9 people living under one roof, it's seldom quiet. I LOVE my chaos!

Thanks for looking in,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Back in the Saddle

I have no photos to show but I have been back into the couponing world. July marked the last of Ub's unemployment checks and with no income what so ever we needed to do something and I knew what I had to do. First I am doing classes for scrapbooking and card making again. Second COUPONING!!! I am not an extreme couponer at all but I try to get things for my family that they can use and I spend little to no money on.
I went to Wal Mart today and here is what I bought
4 battery operated toothbrushes, they were priced at $5.97 and I had a 4 $10.00 from 10/16 P&G insert. That meant I made a profit of $16.12 that I could use towards my groceries.
4 cologate complete toothpaste used 4 $2.00 (the coupon did not exclude trial size, so I bought trial for .97cents) making $4.12 profit to use on groceries
13 trial size Tide and used several kinds of coupons to make these all .47cents each (who doesn't want to do a load of laundry for only .47cents.
3 old spice trial size body wash .97cents each I had 3 $1.00 off coupons (no size restriction) so .09 cent profit
2 aquafresh extreme clean .97cents used 2 $1.00 off coupons, again no size restrictions so a .04 cents profit was made.
Then went on to grocery shop for things we needed at home (staples like, bread, milk, cheese, eggs and dinner stuff) my total was $71.46 after all my coupons I spent out of pocket (OOP) $17.08. That is the best I have done at Wal Mart before. Couponing really does pay off!!!
Then we went on to Walgreens
they had 12 in DiGirono pizzas 2/10 with their ad, in the walgreens booklet (located in the front of the store) there was a coupon for $1.00 off 2 and then to sweeten the deal I liked Digirono on facebook and got 2 $2.00 off coupons I printed off my computer SO two pizzas for $5.00 is such a great deal.
They are also offering chinet plates (10 count) 2 for $3.00 and I went onto the chinet website and got 2 $1.00 coupons. So I go 2 pkgs for .50 cents each
Also on the front of the ad was a special candy deal $1.99 for fun size candy bags and I had somehow printed 2 coupons for $1.00 the candy, making them .99cents each.
Large Huggies wipes (216 count) $4.99 Buy 2 $9.98 but there is an infant booklett and if you can't find it the cashiers know the code and if not here it is #5519 that will give you $4.00 the grand total. Now to make it even sweeter the SS10/23 has a coupon for .75cents off wipes. if you have 2 of those coupons it makes your total price $4.48 that make them $2.24 each for a big bag of wipes. I just got my grandson 2 of those wipes (you can never have enough)
My total at Walgreens, was $52.00 but my out of pocket expense was only $14. and some change. I had an awesome couponing day.
Why do I ever stop when I save so much.....
I will start keeping my blog going with scrapbook pages and some other fun stuff. I am planning to do some recipes and photograph what I made as well as my coupon hauls. My son is going to help me make youtube videos of my projects and my coupon hauls. I also have some other fun things I want to do for instance some cool challenges, weather it be cooking or crafting or just random tips. Be on the lookout for some new changes in my blog.
NEXT time I promise to take pictures of my haul.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm a GRANDMA!!!!

Aiden was born on Sept 21, 2011. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 21 inches long. Jillian was induced starting at 6 am and had some really hard labor until later in the day when she finally dilated to 4 and got her epidural. They continued with the pitocin and the baby didn't do well on it at all. Finally by 11:15 that night they decided that the baby was not handling the pit so well and she had only dilated to a 5 that it would be best for the baby and Jillian to do a c-section. They wheeled her out of the room at 11:25 pm and by 11:40 Aiden was born and healthy BEAUTIFUL baby boy. He is his grandma's pride and joy. I love this little guy more then words can describe. He will be a week old tomorrow(Wednesday) and he is so perfect. He looks alot like his moms side of the family but tonight while his grandpa was holding him and he was sound asleep he had a look just like his daddy's. He may have those Hispanic features but he has his daddy's face(although his eyes look just like Jeremy and Zachary's).
Thank you all for letting me gush about our precious gift. Aiden is going to bring so much joy into our family. He already has.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coupon Haul

I had taken a break from couponing for awhile but this week at Walgreens was just to good a week to let pass without trying to get the good deals. Now normally CVS is my store of choice but they are pretty boring this week as far as deals go. I did ALOT of transactions for everything I got here but I went early in the morning with my hubby(who helped me organize and sort my transactions)AND we went to the cosmetics line where most people(at least in my area) don't know you can check out.
So Ub and I started with ONE $10.00 roll of quarters and no other money except the change in my hubby's pocket(thank goodness he isn't like me, I hate change and give mine all away) Here we go in what I spent and let me say that my sister now works fro Walgreens and because she lives with us I get to use her employee discount card (Nice right!!!)

I started my shopping trip with a $2.00 RR (free money from Walgreens when you buy certain products) from the day before. Nivea body wash was on sale for $5.99 and I had a $2.00 coupon so I was out of pocket(OOP) $3.99 but got a $2.00RR back (RR's are like free money you can use on anything in the store)

So I can't find my receipts to give breakdowns BUT everything I got above(including the 8x10 photo) would have cost me $51.83 but because of the employee discount, Register Rewards, and my coupons my out of pocket was only (drum roll $10.58 That might be the best shopping trip I ever did and the really great thing about this is I got another $6.00 in RR's to use next week or on something else, like another proglide razor and all I will pay is tax.

Here is a great site for shopping at Walgreens I used her shopping transactions and threw in a few of my own to get all that I got. Happy shopping.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 4th page kit

This is the page I made for my class in July. I didn't actually hold the class but my kits are going like gang busters. If you would like one please let me know. Thank you to all of you who are supporting me as I get my feet wet in Stampin Up again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

round #6 at Paper secrets

It's such a terrible photo of my page but I can't get my hands to stop shaking when I try to photograph my pages. This was for the Scrap Your A** Off challenge at Paper Secrets and so far I am still in it. The next sketch has me really stumped but then again so did this one.

This is for Jared's album, he graduated June 13th and we are so proud of him. The next page I do will be for Zachary's graduation so I can keep it

I have other pages to post but they are for Jillian's pregnancy album and she doesn't want to see them until her shower SO since she looks at my blog on occasion I can't post the pages until after July 8th.

Have a great day and thanks for checking out my blog.