OK maybe not ultimate but well we are redoing mine. We ok maybe not we JOHN, Painted my room last night winnes walls green YUMMMM its sooo pretty will show photos when my computers is unearthed. It is buried in a pile of stufff in the guest room right now. We are going to do the stripes today. ONe orange one pink. winnes walls colors. DID I MENTION HOW MUCH I LOOOOVEEEE the colors from SEI paper line WINNIES WALLS? John just shook his head when I showed him what I wanted and said Hmmm OOOOk. BUt it is turning out rather COOOOL. HOW DARE HE DOUBT me. hehe. SO today we are going to be putting up the tape so we can do the stripes at the top. THEN start moving the stuff back in. WHICH KICKED OUR BUTT yesterday moving it all out. We called the Mill co again and NOW my countertop is to be ready Monday or Tuesday.(they better hope) Im kinda glad we had this big project this weekend. It has kept me from worrying if my page made it to the next round of competition. I wont know till tomorrow. You have to pick your 10 favorites. Everyone votes then they have a panel of Judges that vote. and they average the score. SO nahhh Im not nervous. I just wanna throw my guts up in anticipation THATS ALL. THIS IS WHY I NEVER enter those contests.
I scoped out the competition and well OMG they are all fabulous. so yeah Im nervous.
SO Bella is helping us with the scrap room…. a little too much. Her little friend that she was going to play with today fell through. SHe is not feeling well so we decided ahhhhh we will stay home. And the weather is rather crappy but that is a good thing. WE NEED SOME RAIN. My eyes are so swollen up with allergy and sinus pain right now i look like i havent slept in weeks. Even though I slept very sound and hard last night. Im so excited. John has really planned this out and worked so hard on my room. He is so good to me. We have been planning this a long time and collecting things to do it with along the way. A friend of ours does reconstruction work. He fcund some things they tore out of some houses for us to use as well so it is coming along nicely. John is going to paint a couple other pieces of furniture for me and we will be all set. The counter/island is going to be bigger than we thought but Katrina and annette should have plenty of room to scrap now hahhahhaha! So get ready for some weekend scrappin to come up soon. SO MUCH FUN! GOtta go pick out some curtains. Im thinking ORange to pull from the orange in the paint. NOT loud orange more peachy orange. gonna be ROCKIN OUTLOUD ON FIYAHHHHHHH COOOL!
WHen my computer is up I will show progression photos. Yall come seee!



What is so great about Thursday you say? well it means its ALMOST FRIDAY! Got ALLLLL KINDA COOOL STUFF GOING ON. ONe IM in a cool contest and the new challenge comes up on Fridays. SO that rocks so much fun!!!

BUT THE BIG thing is that we are doing a NEW CONTEST at Treasures To Scrap. IT is sooo much fun. A member has to team up with a design team member. One DIgi and ONe paper. and the design team had to pimp themselves to get the members to vote for them. IT was truly funny. Teri lynn chose me as her paper scrapper so Now ME and TL gonna kick some some serious scrap boooty. WHEHEHEW. THIS is gonna be so much fun!

THere are still a few paper scrappers in need of a DIGI PARTNERs. SO IF you are interested GO SIGN UP at TREASURES TO SCRAP.


Sassy (Lisa) was asked to join the Treasures To Scrap Design Team!

IM so proud of you my sassy girl (lisa)

DOES AMAZING things with punches. Check out her blog as well

She has some incredible work and IM SO JELLIN OVER HER SCRAP ROOM!!! Thats ok sassy MINE IS ON ITS way to being a quarter as cool as yours. ID so much rather just come play with you though hahaha! Congrats again girl and welcome!!

Lotd and a tribute

I wanted to thank Becky for Choosing My page for Layout of The day At Scrapbook Chalet. THis page means alot to me. IT was going to be published in the book with the other but since it has some memorabilia in it that is precious along with newspaper clippings I can’t replace if something happened to it.. I wasn’t comfortable mailing it in. SO the Editor said how about this other layout instead. which worked out perfectly. You can see those layouts the end of APril in the new book by pine cone press called NEVER FORGOTTEN. I thank her for giving me that opportunity and putting some closure in my life by doing those pages. It was very difficult but I feel better and the fact they will be in a book makes them that much more precious. If you know what our family went through those 11 years ago and well still mourn today you will understand the honor it is. I would like to thank Jamie and Pine cone press for that opportunity. I am TRULY HONORED. I can never say Thank you enough.

I also wanted to add… a valuable lesson. ASSUME. What does ASSUME mean? Break it down. ASS u ME. Knowledge is power.

Just great….

Havnt been around much Bella has some kinda stomach virus. has been LOVELY to say the least.

a little good news though. Just got an email today that 2 more pages are being pub’d.

Got the email yesterday .. but I just got it today. Hope Im not too late. whehew.


DO you like contests? You think you can BRING IT? LIKE A STAR?
Well there is a new contest up at THE CHALET
DESIGNING LIKE A STAR. There is 250.00 in various products from participating sponsors up for grabs. IF You know laura (I know laura and she rocks outloud and on fire) YOU KNOW ITS GONNA BE AWESOME STUFF IN THAT PRIZE BOX!



THATSSSS right… He is painting my cabinets :: jumping up and down yes yes whehewww alright go hubby!!!:::: Im so excited can you tell???? Minor set back though. He went to the SUCKER section at home depot. and they told him 450.00 for my counter top UGHMM WHAT??? THAT COST MORE THAN THE CABINETS DID HELLOOOOO! SO I told him after my friend Jeanne got through laughing and pointing… to go to the BACK where the ones that were cut that people didnt come get or were wrong size etc and GET ONE OF THOSE…. 20 to 40 bucks. SOOOOOOOOOOO it is gonna be ssooooooooon and very sooooooooon my room is gonna have a scrap island whehewww!

My computer almost crashed this week. SO if you notice I havent been on alot well that is why. We had to get rid of AO HELL. IT keeps corrupting files and making my computer go freako. I still can check my mail I just cant have the program on my computer. SO after several days on the phone with them while they blamed EVERYONE UNDER THE SUN and denied the UPGRADE they just advertised they did…. (every time they upgrade their program it seems my computer crashes why is that) anyway… I changed my email to another addres for a while. BUT you can still contact me through my blog and my old email. My old email just may take longer for a response. We now conclude this internet interuption.. goodbye HAPPY SATURDAY!!


OK so it is warm in Alabama… ALmost 80 but ughmmm… NOT quite swimmin weather yet.
FINALLY we compromised. She could go swimmin but she had to swim INSIDE… in the bath tub. That satisfied her till she pulled out her floats…..
AInt happnin .. NOT TODAY!
SO we blew up the floats……
yeah she is rotten what can I say. She is very convincing when she wants something NOW! IF ONLY the rest of the world were so cooperative. I keep telling her just be patient dear soon it will be so hot you will be begging to stay inside where it is cool,


Look and see if you Recognise anyone (ME) as the FEATURED SCRAPPER for the MARCH APRIL Ezine for SCRAPPIN TRENDS. (ITS A HUMONGOUS FILE AND TAKES A WHILE TO LOAD BUT BE PATIENT IT IS WORTH IT. YOU MAY RECOGNISE ALOT OF THE PEOPLE PUBBED IN THERE WHEHEW) ELISA YOU ROCK OUTLOUD GIRLFRIEND! SHe has the coolest stuff and so much rockin stuff in her store too (yeah I could get in big trouble easy there hehe)
She has all the pre order Elsie stuff tooo (DROOOOOOOL)ALso COngrats to my Jeanne who made the cover for the Ezine as well WHEHEHWWWWWW LOOK GIRLY WE BOTH ON THE COVER OF A MAG TOGETHER NOW THIS IS TRULY ROCKIN OUTLOUD!!!! BY the way STOP by Jeanne’s Blog and look what she did with Bellas picture (THIS IS GONNA LOOK SOOOO AWESOME IN MY FOYER IN A FRAME HINT HINT) I took last week. Your gonna have to pick your mouth up off the ground it is sooo gorgeous!! TELL HER HI FOR ME!!

I worked my tail off today getting my last two projects finished boxed up and mailed for the book that is coming out end of April with Jamie Tharpe called NEVER FORGOTTEN and will be published by PineCone PRess. IT is going to be an amazing book and a dream come true for alot of people. (praying none of my pages get cut double finger cross) This was a very emotional and difficult thing to do since the pages were on my dad and his death. I had to do alot of in depth journaling. The pages are completely of my heart and I cannot wait to share them. THis is a total dream come true and Im so thankful to Jamie and everyone that made this possible for me. ESPECIALLY after my page got cut in the scrapbook trends journaling book (MAJOR HEARTBREAK) but then it got picked up for the magazine (can you see the rollercoaster emotions going?) SO Im very excited and cant wait to see it in print.
IM EXHAUSTED I literally Missed BUNCO tonight and have MAJOR making up to my friend Katrina to do since this is the second one I missed, but I worked on these last pages literally ALL DAY today until a few minutes ago when I got my box taped shuta nd the shipping labels ready to go, the product lists typed correctly (yeah we have to type them exactly the way YOU see them in the book, so wild never had done that before) SOOO worth it!
SO Im about to go crash out. OH Bellas Mosquito bites are ALOT better today. They look like bruises now but at least not swollen the size of her head and not fever in them. That was sooo scary. I think there are just 3 but with the way they swoll up it looked like at least 6.
Anyway I THINK she is gonna make it lol. she was back to her Mischievious self today so I BELIEVE she is fine.
Thanks again yall and keep your eyes peeled for good things coming!!

How cute is she…

How cute are these two photos of my Bella bug?
I snapped these this afternoon for a photo challenge on scrappin trends. Using the afternoon light we were to capture a quick snapshot. Bella was outside playing and stopped to think if she wanted me to take her photo … or not… so I clicked really fast and got these two VERY SCRAPPABLE (is that a word?) photos. You will be seeing these on a layout soon hehe.
Had a busy weekend getting dt projects finished and scrapping with Bella. John got grass cut finally. FIRST cutting of the season. I think it broke his heart to have to cut the grass again.
BUT the best news… MY CABINETS CAME IN FRIDAY!!! SOON AND VERY SOOON I will ahve my scrap island in my scrap room. IM JUST a tad bit excited! They just have to be painted and now we aer waiting on the counter top to come in. Feels liek forEVER. I ahve only been waiting… 3 years I guess what is a couple more weeks AHHHHH!

Un toot and a RE toot

Hey yall! I was a little dissapointed that my layout got cut from the Journaling your stories book. I received the book in the mail with a cool box full of goodies. I was so confused when I couldnt find my layout in there about them naming the road after my dad. I got the sweetest COOLEST email today from Pam Baird, The editor in chief at Scrapbook trends, explaining the cut and that it fit the May issue better and DID I MIND ( ugh HELLO sure I mind hahahaa (NOT!!!) AS IF!!! PLEASE, go ahead and add it. Would you like me to tap dance for ya? whehew!
I was concerned because I got this box in the mail with ALL THIS STUFF in it saying I had ordered a kit and of course John was going WHAT you ordered a KIT? How much was it when did you order it where i the check blah blah. and IM going UGH… Maybe .. maybe not I dont remember ordering it.
SO anyway… they had sent the payment on since they were keeping it for the MaY issue and they send the layouts out seperate from the goodie box (which was really coool box of goodys by the way) I got the scenic route laurel pack and a big trio pack of BLING cardstock (whehew) and some awesome chipboard flowers and stuff from plain janes, some rub ons and all kinda stuff in that box it was packed full.. and 2 copies of the book!
SO I untooted but now Im re tooting! CUZ now it will be in the MAY issue whehew! SOooo keep your eye out for that.
So now im not bummed anymore and I got this COOOL email to boot!