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 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 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 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