Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Everything is fixed

I am finally able to upload a page again and my computer is back and running better. I love kids that know about technology!!! If it wasn't for my 2 boys I would be here without a computer and I'm sure I would be going mad...LOL...I also got a page done and with the month or more that I have had lately it is truly amazing. I am still feeling scrappy and may actually produce more this week.

This is my oldest and youngest out of my 7 kiddos. This was taken when Josh (who is turning 21 in a few days) was in the 8th grade and was really into skateboarding and music and well Mitch he is and was into anything with wheels. I love finding pictures of days gone by. I miss my younger kids. Halloween this year was sad, birthdays are happy yet sad and I truly miss having young kids under foot. Can you have kids at 44 and not be looked at funny...LOL...I miss when anything and everything was exciting to them....awww well they grow up and I guess parents are never ready. Come on grand kids...hee hee hee

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hi everyone,

I have been MIA for quite sometime and I have missed blogging. I usually don't put down depressing things in my blog but I have had one heck of a 6 weeks. First, my second oldest son who suffers from severe depression, bi polar and a psychosis has had a really tough summer and therefore has made our families summer equally as rough. I have called 911 on him 5 times since May for many reasons, mainly because he gets very violent. One month ago he took a knife to his arm and he was once again hospitalized and then 2 days ago he swallowed a mouthful of his meds (or so we thought) he is not in a good way and I am faced with many decision concerning him and my families safety. I love him dearly but the stress we live under is more then I can handle and I believe I have to make a very hard call and send him to a group home. I do this with a very heavy heart but I just can't handle anymore of the outburst and fearing for my own life or worrying he will take his.

Needless to say my creativety has all but left me and I wish I could somehow get it back. I did so a page awhile back but my scanner wouldn't work and then my computer crashed. Now my computer is working again so I will try to reload my scanner and see if I can finally get my page up. Believe it or not I didn't use Stampin Up on my page...LOL..

Anyway I just wanted you all to know that life just got very crazy and I am still around.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stamp Camp info is here

I am so excited to announce that the Got Ink? Girlz are having a Stamp Camp. We will be doing 14 super fun projects and serving up a great lunch, all for only $40.00 and $10.00 of those dollars goes towards your order that day.

When- October 10th
Time- 9am to 3pm
Where-The Farm- 5597 S. Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV. 89118
Cost- $40.00, you get 14 projects, door prizes, lunch, YUM,
& $10.00 off your order that day.

Click HERE and print your flyer. Send in the bottom portion of your flyer with a check or money order and turn it in before October 3rd. That will guarantee you a spot for this fun event.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Las Vegas Stake Annual Picnic

Every year our stake holds an annual picnic out at the church ball field. The kids have always had a good time playing games and eating lots of great food. For the past couple of years brother Chuck has been making dutch oven cobblers and you can always find Ub, Zachary, and Jeremy there to help him. As you can see Ub has found a very inventive way to mix the cake mixes, A POWER TOOL with a whisk attached...LOL.....aren't men funny what they come up with. This year Zachary invited his new girlfriend Bellaand we were so glad she could make it. I had a great time getting to know her mom, Susan...such an easy name to remember...LOL.

I still haven't been able to figure out my scanner issues but I did manage to take a pic of my page so we'll see how it looks later.

Have a good night


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bare with me please...

I have new cards and pages to upload but I am having scanner issues...if it's not one thing it's another. I am going to try to take photos of the cards I made last week at Debbie's and the page I did a week ago.

Truthfully it's probably my darn computer that is causing all this grief but my darling son Josh or Jared will come to my rescue and figure it all out. Thank goodness they know something about computers.

Have a great day everyone

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Team won...Go Team 3

I joined a super fun challenge at Scrapwhisper back in June/July and it ran for 8 weeks. The owner of Scrapwhispers blog send out a page to all the team captains and they have one week to lift that page and send it to the next player. We only get to see the page of the player before us and we go from there. It's like the old game we used to play when we were little called "Telephone" at the end the team that had the most fluid progression and kept close the the original design wins and out team won. New sign up are going on right now if anyone wants to sign up and play.

This page is a page done of one of my older boys he turned 19 and I just cannot believe how fast time went. I feel this way about all my kids really. I love milestones but do we have to reach them so quickly...LOL...in 2 months he will be 20 and Josh will be 21 and I feel like I'm to young to have a 21 and 20 year old already. I'm sure all parents feel this same way.

paper-Stampin Up, Imaginisce
stamps- Stampin Up
chipboard- Stampin Up
stickers- Making Memories

Monday, August 17, 2009

SCS Halloween ATC swap

I decided to join an ATC swap over at www.splitcoaststampers.com. One of my favorite bloggers, me, my, stamps, and I has some really cute cards she has made with her ATC's so I thought why not join a swap and try my own ATC's. These are for the Spooktacular Halloween swap and I signed up for two spots. Talk about fun and super easy!! The top one I am going to use on a page and the bottom one I think I will make a card out of. Those are my projects to work on this week. Then I signed up for a journaling ATC and I will start on those this week too. I am lovin this small size. I have 2 gallon size ziplocks full of Stampin Up cardstock scraps and this will really help use them up. Thanks for looking.

Twick or Tweet, and From the Crypt, Holiday Best

pumpkin pie, old olive, pale plum and stazon black

papers-Night & Day DSP (pumpkin ATC) pumpkin pie, Old Olive, WW, Basic Black,

accessories-Stampin up black grosgrain ribbon, SU black brads, aqua painters, dazzling diamonds, old olive, basic black, pumpkin pie, crushed curry markers

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My hubby's job

This is what my husband has been working on for the last 2 years. I knew it was high (obviously) but I guess I never really guessed at the enormity of this bridge. We went last week to a closure party. They celbrated getting the last piece of that bad boy done. That little box thing in the middle of the bridge is where ther men are all still working. After the party he took us all out to see it and it is truly an amzing thing to see. The Hoover Dam is an amazingly awesome site but add this fly over bridge and all you can do is say WOW. I was never afraid of what my hubby does until I saw this and now I say a prayer each day he leaves. I now don't complain when he asks what are you makin me for breakfast or when he leaves his laundry upstairs intsead of bringing it down for me. He talks about being harnessed and hanging 900 ft in the air but I don't think I really absorded this until I saw it. I will never again roll my eyes or mumble under my breath that he could make is own darn breakfast. I need to be thankful he comes home everyday in one piece and that I get to stay home and raise our kids. I appreciate what this man does to support his family and the other men and women that share this same job as Ub (my hubby's nickname).
If you click on the picture you can see it really good. One last thing, I don't believe I will ever cross this bridge EVER...lol...all those cables have to go so I ask "what will hold up that arch and the highway once those cables are gone" the answer NOTHING!!!! Nope never riding over that bridge.

Friday, August 7, 2009

August & September Stampin Up Specials

I have finally gotten my demonstrator website back up and running. To celebrate that & the fact that summer is finally winding down, I have put together some ONLINE ORDERING specials. When you place your orders just drop me an e-mail at soutofline3@yahoo.com to let me know that way I can get your freebies out to you. So want to hear what my specials are??? LOL


$25.00 and get FREE a Stampin Up glue stick (these are the best glue sticks EVER...I am one that hates glue sticks too but I LOVE these glue sticks)

$50.00 and get any Classic ink pad FREE

$100.00 and get any ribbon from the catalog ($9.95 or less) FREE

$150.00 and get all of the above FREE as well as a level 1 hostess set and $15.00 in free product from the catalog

This special will run until the end of September. Thank you for your support in my business.


Friday, July 31, 2009

I finished my swaps..phewww

I never get my swaps done on time and I am usually sorry because everything I WOULD have gotten back is so darn cute. Well this time I did get them done. We had to make 9 pages and 10 cards. The page is done but I want to get pictures on it before I upload it here. Here is my card and I didn't lift/case it from anyone...LOL...so unusual for me. Cards are just not my thing but I do love making them. My upline holds her own swap of just her downline girls at convention and they were nice enough to let me join even though I don't get to go to convention. They are such a talented group of ladies and I can't wait to see what they have come up with. Thanks for looking and have a good one.

Stamps-Great Friend
paper-Baja Breeze, Chocolate chip, whisper white, Tea Party DSP
Ink- Baja Breeze, Chocolate chip
Accessories- White satin ribbon, scallop oval punch and pearl beads I got from Michaels and the new embossing folder Elegant Bouquet

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thank you Lydia

My good friend Lydia just gave me a blog award and I am so grateful she is one of my closet online buddies from SB.com. We have never met but have been friends since joining a challenge together and commenting on each others pages. I would join her challenges (not that I ever scrapped anything...LOL) and she would join mine. She is a sweetheart and I wish she lived closer to Las Vegas so I could scrap with her. I am to nominate 5 blogging friends.

1. Mary Lynn- MLsbabies

2. Maria-Maria, if I knew your blog address I would link it here but I can't ever find your address :-(

3. Jennifer-Jenns Junque

4. Estee- One Ginormous Adventure

5. Kim-Kim's country

Monday, July 27, 2009

The last week for Deal of the Week is here

This is the last week for Stampin Ups Deal of the Week. I LOVE this punch. I have had the best time ordering the deals and I am sad it is ending. This punch is normaly $15.95 but with the deal of the week it can be yours for $10.99. It works with our stamp set Love You Much found on page 44 of the idea book and catolog. My page of Mitchell doing his Valentines boxes uses this set and punch.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week

I have been a horrible Stampin Up demonstrator. I haven't really been adding any of our monthly deals. I don't have my website up and running but if you would like this deal I will get up and running if you leave me a comment. These brads are really nice and very sturdy, great colors and they look wonderful on all projects. They are originally $10.95 but after the 30% discount they come out to $6.99.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

One last page for the night

Uggg, I am in a picture and in my bathing suit no less...I tried to hide behind my hubby...LOL....didn't work. Oh well, I am never in any pictures and I did say I really need to get over my weight and get in front of the camera BUT did it have to be when I was swimming and my hair is all blah...This is another page for Mitchell that sat in my to finsih box and again the only thing missing was journaling and it really did take me 10 months to get journaling on this page...I am the worst. I have this wild hair to finish all those unfinished pages. Tonight I have more pages to add to Mitchell's book and I believe I need a new book for him. I am lovin looking at all the done pages in each kids books.

I need to go to bed because I am now a rambling fool...hee hee hee

Here are some for Mitchells book

I can't believe I have actually scrapbooked like this. This is so not like me to complete a page, with journaling. The page may get done but the journaling could take me a year or more. No LIE!!!! Another stamp club page. My friend Mary Lynn has been selling Stampin Up for years where I have only been doing it seriously this past year. She has had her club going strong for about 3 years, maybe more (MARY LYNN correct me if I'm wrong) anywho, I collect all of her pages...lol...not use them like normal people but COLLECT them. Not any more, I am now using them up and my books are looking fuller. It's amazing.

Living in Las Vegas has some serious draw backs, ok maybe one MAJOOOOOR draw back and that is our heat...I HATE IT!!! I am a recluse the minute June hits and it turn 100 anything outside. This was a fun year though because we used our tax money and bought a pool. we had so much fun in this pool but we had to threaten Mitch and Zachary to get out of the pool. If they could have they would have stayed in there morning noon and night.

Here's a page for Josh too

This is such a typical thing for Josh. He will climb all over Steven like he is his personal jungle gym. Sometimes Steven won't even know Josh's is coming and before he knows it Josh is on his back. Sometimes this is ok with Steven (most of the time it's ok) and sometimes I'm sure Steven would like to drop him on his butt...LOL....Either way they end up horsing around and having a good time. Josh, in these pictures, now has blonde hair. we never know week to week what he will look like next and I wish I could say at age 20 he is finally outgrowing this stage but I cannot. He is now once again sporting a new mohawk. If I wasn't so ticked I would take a new pic of it but mom here is less then happy with adult son...LOL...he is a free spirit and I have never tried to clip his wings but some of his styles just kill me. Love him to death and he has never caused me much grief, thankfully!!!

Told you I was a busy girl

I have discovered that I rarely put other people on my kids pages. I do pages for all of the kids and I don't make a family album. I found that I never put the rest of the family on a page for the kids or very many pictures of their brothers and sister. I have got to redo this habit I have formed and start including pics of everyone on their pages. Shame on me huh. This page is for Steven on Thanksgiving and I made sure that I included lots of family and siblings photos.

I am so lovin using lot of pics on a page. I don't know why I got away from doing it this way. I love looking at all the family and hopefully the kids will too.

Friday, July 10, 2009

This ones for Jared

Back to school....this year found me with a 3rd grader, 8th grader, 10th grader and an 11th grader. Jillian would have been a Senior but she graduated early last year as she only needed 4 credits to graduate so she did it a year early. These pictures are of Zachary and Jared (my only high schoolers) on their way out the door to school. I always take a back pack picture if they get new backpacks. Their personalities are reflected in the design of their backpack. Jared is in the ROTC and loves all armed forces, or he wants to be a chef. I got a chance to sneak a couple pictures of him crossing the street to the school. If he knew I was going to do that I'm sure he would have opted to walk...LOL....

I did these pages for my own club. They were based off a page I got from a QVC Hall of Fame pack I got that said "Family" I adapted it to a Back to School page. So glad Jared could dress to match my page...LOL

I got a little scrapbooking time in

Ok so on page 2 I went just a little overboard...LOL....(a little HA!!!) I had all these pictures of the evening and all we did and I really didn't want to make another page for just a couple photos. I have come a long way from scrapping just one photo. I don't mind all the pics but I do wish some of the flag could have been seen...LOL...At least I know there is a flag under all those pictures. This page is for Zachary's book. He is one that doesn't like to be in to many pictures and he rarely smiles so to scrap him isn't always easy.

This page is one we did at stamp club Monday and I really liked it. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another page from Stamp Club

For Mary Lynn's stamp club at the end of the year she does a mystery hostess class and we have the chance to get all the hostess benefits by completing the pages we have done through the year. I wish that I was better at keeping up but I like the pressure of cramming all 12 pages into one weekend...LOL....I am not that bad but pretty darn close. Be prepared to see lots more Stampin Up pages as I have until tomorrow at ten to complete the rest to even try to beat our good friend Debbie who is by far the better of any of us at keeping up with the pages. I think I have 3 done out of 12. Getting there...ha ha ha.

This is my youngest son Mitchell doing his Valentine boxes I made for his class. He wasn't as into the creating of the boxes as he was in filling them but he was a trooper helping me out none the less. Jeremy even got in on the action of filling them up. I felt bad for Jeremy, he loves to do this kind of thing and now he is older and he doesn't get to do this anymore for his classmates. Mitch and I were only too happy to have his help.

stamps-Love you Much

papers-candy Lane DSP (retired) Close to Cocoa, Ridinghood Red, Pink Pirouette, Choc. chip and VV

INK-pink pirouette, ridinghood red, chocolate chip

Accessories-Top Note, scallop envelope, and Go Go Boots dies, scallop circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, scallop border punch

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm a little behind

Truth be told I like that I am not caught up on my scrapbooking. I think that would so depress me. In this industry there is so many new fun things to use and try that if I didn't have baby pics, Christmas, or even Halloween to scrapbook I would be heartbroken...LOL...so maybe not that bad but close. I hope to never catch up because I love all things scrapbooking. On to Joshua's page. I belong to a stamp club and every month we do a page WELLLLL I am not so good at getting pictures on those pages but I really need to be. So I have been adding pics to my uncompleted pages and I really like how they are turning out. This is my oldest son Josh trimming the tree. TALK ABOUT A HAIR PULLING EXPERIENCE!!! hee hee hee, I realize the appeal that trimming the tree held for them at 4, or 8, or even 10 just isn't there at age 20 but come on humor your picture taking, scrapbooking mother, AM I RIGHT!!! Actually Josh is one of mine that will do it but he is usually the last one and I only ever get like 2 pictures. This year he actually stayed and did maybe 8, be still my heart....LOL....He and Jillian and of course the younger kiddos were my troopers and I love them for it. Steven and Zachary, I love too but they have other interests and tree trimming isn't among them. One day they will again and they will remember the Christmas carols playing, the cookies that were freshly baked, and the hot chocolate that was waiting to be drunk when the tree was complete and we could sit back and admire the tree and the lights. When they have kids my holiday traditions I have made special for them will come rushing back and they too will fall in love with decorating the tree once again. I sure hope so. Thanks for letting me ramble on, as usual...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sneak Peek card and mojo monday Week 85

I received the new sneak peek items from Stampin Up this week and have been itchin to play with my stuff. I found a really cute sketch from a past MojoMonday blog and decided to try my hand at actually doing one of her awesome sketches. I think I am now hooked and can't wait to do more with them. I am not really a card maker but the more I have been lifting cards the more I am liking making them. So be prepared for more cards from me...LOL

STAMPS-Teeny Tiny Wishes and Animal Stories

PAPERS-Tall tales DSP, Soft Suede, Old Olive, WW, and So Saffron

INK-So Saffron, Soft Suede (ink pad and marker)

ACCESSORIES-Soft Suede dotted ribbon, Oval Punches, Dotted Texture plate for Big Shot

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let Freedom Ring

This page was part of a 2 page layout but I wasn't a big 2 page person. I used page 1 of this layout for a page with my daughter and now that I do 2 pagers more I still had this page left over. I rummaged around and found some pictures of Jared. The title is a perfect fit to the year 2007, the day before the 4th he was released from the hospital where he had spent 8 month getting counseling and treatment for his anger. He was one happy young man on this 4th of July and was relishing in his newfound freedom.

Family page

This is a page I just completed for a challenge on scrapbook.com. It is for the round robin challenge but I can't upload it there yet. I figured not to many people look at my blog so I can post it here. Also, Josh just thought me how to use paint and put my 2 pager side by side and I am loving it.
One more thing, I know you all have seen these picture before BUT I have 7 kids and I don't do a family album. I do individual albums for my kids. This is our extended family and I haven't done any pages in the kids album of them. I grew up with them in the same house. They may be my cousins but we were raised together and were more like brother and sisters with my Aunt as my second mother. We are still very close and I want my kids to have pages in their books about them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I have done more pages

and it didn't snow....LOL....I take way to long on one page and way over analyze pages but I am trying to be better about NOT doing this and just having fun with this hobby. I have forgotten how fun it is and how every page doesn't have to be ready for publication, which I haven't been published EVER....I have won contests but I haven't ever wanted to publish anything. Maybe it's laziness or just that I don't care. Oh well my blog and my scrapbooking site I love is all the publishing I need. If you ever want to see my gallery here is the link to see other pages I have done...SB.com I have been on Scrapbook. com for years and I post everything I have ever done there.

The top 4 pages were done at a class I went to from Close to My Heart and were workshops on the go and we got to do 3 double page spreads but one of my layouts is missing because I had to pick up a kiddo from school. It was a great class. The bottom page was done using Stampin Up products and my friend was making this into a card and I happened to say it would make a cute summer page with those colors and the next thing I know we were making a page. I LOVE this craft. Well I will stop my rambling for now and thanks for the love and stopping by.

Maria, my friend, link me your blog because I can't get to it by clicking your name. I can't believe I don't have it saved...uggg.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Last post for now

Well this is the last of the scrapbooking marathon I was on, actually it's not but the last of my pages need some last minute fixing but then I will be totally done with all I have created. This is for Jared's book and it was our trip we took to Reno back in 2005, when we took Jillian to see her boyfriend Alex who spends the summer with his dad there. We had gone to see a movie and when we left the theater there were these fountains and it was a hot day for Reno so the kids had a blast running through these fountains. What a fun way to kill a couple of hours and a great opp for me to get some fun pictures of times when they aren't fighting and are getting along...LOL...believe me those time are very rare.

More pages still...LOL

My dear friend miss Jennifer Wellborn if you can help figure out how I can get my pages to go side by side I would love your helpful tips...LOL....This is Zachary at the same snow trip you have seen over and over. It is sooooo rare to get this kid to smile for a picture that the big pic on page 1 is one I plan on printing and blowing up to put on my picture wall. I am not sure why my boys are so against smiling but it is really aggravating. We had such a fun time on this trip and I really want to do it again. With Ub's schedule it's so hard to do much as a family but I am just thankful he is blessed to have a job. One day we will get back to the snow and when we do I hope that ALL our kids are with us. We went on this trip on Feb 2007 and 2 of our kiddos were in the hospital and didn't get to go.

Told you I was on a roll

This is my Aunt and her kids and grand kids. My sister and I was raised in the same house with my Aunt and her four kids and so she is more like my second mother and they were more like my brother and sisters. One of her kids moved to Colorado and so pictures of all of them together are hard to come by. I haven't done pages of my extended family and I realize that I need to for my kids books so beware all of these pictures will be seen again 7 times over so that each kid will have some family picture in each of their books.