First off let me start by saying I think I miscommunicated in my yesterdays post that I created ALLLL THOSE projects this past weekend. UGHHH no! I did the mini album in the previous post, the canvas, the flowerdy layout and a couple more projects but NOT ALLL THAT This weekend. Those are REMINISCE projects I have made and wanted them all together for the DT entry. Sorry if I mislead yall.
This past weekend my nephew Bradlee went with my brother Windale to a Bronco expedition. Its like this truck club where all these guys get together and see how much mud they can sling and how difficult a path they can ride down. YA fun huh? Well this trail ride they did was also an anniversary of a young man that died last year named Micheal Stark. They memorialized him by giving an award away to a young man that exemplified the kind of life that Micheal led with the values he lived by. BRADLEE WON THE AWARD. I am so proud of him!! I worked on a mini album last night with photos from this weekend. I am awaiting permission from the Stark Family before I post the pages on my blog though. The first few pages are all about Michael with photos of him and also his family.
This is a REALLY BIG honor in the Bronco world. I am so very proud of Bradlee and yes my butt head brother too! (SMOOCH)
I have been scrapping alot lately. I also have some other exciting news. I WON THE PEN PALS CHALLENGE!! YES! I know I was totally floored. SOOOOOO, I get to do Challenge no 7! SO I have my thinking cap on and I wanna make it a good one!
I have been having EXTREMELY good luck lately. MAN I HOPE IT CONTINUES! I told John I needed to buy a lottery ticket. I received my rak from The Design Experiment challenge that I won. I got some AMAZING WEBSTERS PAGES paper. OMGOSH I cant wait to play with it. Its on my list.
Yesterday I made this cute little card set. PERFECT for gift giving. I did not come up with this idea. I took this in a class here locally from a close to my heart rep. She did a great job with it and it was sooo easy and fun. I thought it would be fun to pass it along to you guys.
Man I got my scrap on big time this weekend. I EVENNNN started on Christmas already! Yeah I know you are shocked.. I was too. I have been playing with my kit from Scrapbook Obsessions. I have had a great time scrapping with it. Here is another page I made
Lovin’ all the flowers. I love how jam packed these kits are!!
In other news, You may have heard that Reminisce Designs is doing a contest and the winner will get a 12 month contract to design for them! Can you say DROOL. Man I would love to have that opportunity. There are alot of people going out for it. Thought I would throw my hat in as well. Here are some of the things I have made with Reminisce Product.
To see more of my Reminisce projects click HERE. What do you think? Don’t ya just love their patterned papers? Which line is your favorite?
So I got my kit from Scrapbook Obsessions and I have to tell you, It is SOOOOO much better in person than that photo gives justice. THIS has quickly become my most favorite kit she has had. ALthough they are all awesome. This mini album is so far up my alley it screams my name! THEREFORE, Sorry family your not gettin’ this one! ITS MINE ALL MINE ::said in my evil villain voice:: bwaahahaha! OH hush like yall don’t have your shelves full of mini’s DONT JUDGE! DONT BE HATIN!
I added an extra page to mine, I have so many things that make me happy I didnt have enough room for them all!! I used UHU TWIST AND GLUE to make this project. IT worked wonderfully on the patterned papers as well as the embellishments. It was liquid enough that you could slide it around and match up the edges but then hold really well and not have to worry about losing your embellishments off of the album.
It is a beautiful day here today. John and Bella are outside doing.. something. Im not sure what. setting stuff on fire I think.. we had some limbs down from GUSTAV that were littering the back yard. I THINK they are cleaning that up. I still have more stuff to scrap hehe. I saw Nickelodeon had shut their programming off for 3 hours today for NATIONAL DAY OF PLAY. Which I thought was pretty cool. An Effort to make kids get outside and play instead of veg in front of the tv. ITs not as hot outside although it is sunshiney so A PERFFFECT DAY to be out and play. IM going to watch them as I play with my scrap stuff hehe Hope you have a fun Saturday!!
ITS FRIDAY!!! Are you happy its friday? Silly question huh? Bella is out of school today so we will be staying “entertained” and hopefully out of trouble. Which is gonna be hard for me because I GOT MY KIT YESTERDAY from SCRAPBOOK OBSESSIONS!!!! SO all I wanna do is dig my hands into it and start creating. I have started my mini album already and OMGOSH I am in LOVEEEE with that new Basic Grey Chocolate chipboard. This is the cutest album so many fun shapes and sizes. You can see it in my previous post. I THINK she still has a few available. THIS is the best kit as of date IN MY OPINION. SO far my most favorite!!! Jan and Lynnise already have pages up in the DT forum and in the Gallery at Scrapbook Obsessions. THey jumped on making layouts (I on the other hand dove into that mini album haha) Check it out and leave em some lovin.’
I DID make a simple little page yesterday while stalking the mail lady waiting for my kit. THis is for the Design Experiment Blog. We were to scrap about our INDULGENCE. My mom is probably gonna cringe when she sees this layout. Sorry mom but YES I love in the summer time when it is REALLY REALLY HOT, and I had been playin ball or ridin’ horses or working in the yard or whatever to sit in the shade with an ice cold beer. SO COLD it had little slivers of ice at the top. mmmmmm. Sorry mom. BUT you can rest easy because I cant have it anymore now that I am on this medication. Oh well Its all about indulgence. lol
This was a quick page and really easy for me to do.
Journaling says: IT doesnt take much to make me happy. Cheetoos, Doritos, chocolate a little peanut butter or an ice cold CHILL on a warm summer day. After I take my Shot I always treat myself to chips or chocolate, makes it a little more bearable when you know you have that tasty reward. I am not allowed my one chill anymore but Oh when I do get to have one again someday it will be a major treat!
I used up some of my older paper (WHEHEW AREN’T YOU PROUD OF ME?!!) This is the Basic Grey COLOR ME HAPPY line from way back when (one of my most favorite lines they had) I also used Basic Grey buttons, Doodlebug jewels and Making Memories Felt stickers and Bazzill Cardstock. I have been stuck on Black backgrounds lately lol.
I got THIS note from Bella last night. IM STILL lookin for the SOMETHIN’ that she is SORRY she did. This makes me concerned. SHe just shrugs her shoulders when I ask her what she did and says she is sorry. I will let you know if I figure out what it was..errr is.
SO IM VERY VERY EXCITED TODAY. YOU KNOW WHY I AM VERY VERY EXCITED TODAY? Because ITS THURSDAY! ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD GREYS ANATOMY STARTS UP AGAIN TONIGHT!! AHHHHHHHHH McDREAMY. I have been waiting for him. Also, ER the last season is coming on. Can’t wait to see that too.
Chantele is totally terrorizing us at Scrapbook Obsessions with her kit. SHe has her hands alllll up in hers already and ours are in the mail (you know, right with that check that everyone always says is in the mail?) Ya, SHe hounded Jan and myself pretty bad last night but we had fun teasing her and YOU COULD SOOOO tell she was lovin every minute of it. Thats Ok let the stalking of the mail man begin. You see that is one of those chocolate Basic Grey albums don’t ya? Ya. I can’t wait to get my hands on that either!! I am working on my layout for THE DESIGN EXPERIMENT BLOG. The theme is INDULGENCE. Which oh man I have a few… thats why my butt is gettin so big (thank you prednisone.)
Bella is out of school today and tomorrow, some… “teachers ready to get these kids out of my classroom” day or conference or work day or something. Bella woke up singing LOUD this morning her Island princess songs on that dvd player (thank you nana for that thing) EVERYONES kid needs one of those.
Well IM off to try and figure out what Bella was sorry for. If you have any idea or clue what she did.. feel free to ughmm. Yeah. Ill let ya know. Happy Thursday!
While on the phone with Tracy… she came clean. SHe confessed. She was standing behind my chair yesterday and had an ink pen in her hand, I had some 5 x 7 photos stacked on the side that I have to scrap. I told her DO NOT write on those. Because she was bee lining for them with the pen. BUT, she had already written on it. IT isnt that noticable and is not that big a deal but, The point that she did it. Im laughing because I can imagine the horror that went through her thinking omg she is really going to give me to Guido this time. Thats It I have to live out in my playhouse forever… I better go apologize and make her a card. (that is our answer for everything we will just go make a card) SO anyway the mystery is solved. THANK YOU LORD it wasn’t something smelly or gross or worse. haha.
PS: I JUST GOT MY KIT OMG OMG IT IS 90000 TIME BETTER IN PERSON. That photo up there doesnt do it a bit of justice!!! Im gonna go roll around in it and yall may not hear from me for a while. Im fiddna get my scrap on!
A friend and I say that word loosely emailed me THIS video. Yet one more reason I love living in Mobile Alabama. I haven’t yet encountered said creature in video but am interested if guido would try to eat it as he does the squirrels in our back yard.
Yes I know it is not St. Patricks day but anytime anything remotely funny goes on and it is in the near vacinity of Alabama I get a flood of emails asking if these are my neighbors and or relatives. I know they are waiting for the day I say yes. It is bound to happen, The news cameras just havn’t shown up yet to judge which of my neighbors driveways are the most clean, unleafed shiney white driveways on the planet. They can be seen from the space shuttle and they say “OHHHH look! That is Nancy Jones neighbors, They are out bleaching their driveway.” YES people it happens.
When I had this last MS spell, and was in the hospital, after my soon arrival home and the medication that they gave me made my head just pound and eye cringe, that is not even CLOSE to an accurate description. No amount of medication could make it stop. THIS SO HAPPENED to be the week that every neighbor wanted to try out their leaf blowers. As well as teach their animals to pee on the one tree we have in our yard verses the 769987654 kabillion that are in the rest of our neighborhood and make my dog absolutly, loose his mind, and freak his crapp out, underneath my window, to be sure I KNEW, some foreign dog, was using MY TREE as its urinal and he was SOOOOOOOOO not in approval. It was a conspiracy with the squirrels to dominate his space and he was not having it for a minute. HE would give this speech in that tone every day underneath my window where I would beg my husband to pull his vocal cords out with a rusty spoon. are you still with me? Well, My sweet husband, I love so much, risked embarrasment and a nasty note from The homeowners association to talk to our neighbors, and asked them to please not blow off their driveways, because he couldnt deal with my crying that it made Bella cry then Guido howl and he was running out of ibuprofen for his own headache. Our sweet neighbors agreed and I know it was the worst two weeks of their life. I have now gotten better and it doesn’t bother me so much as long as it is AFTER 7 am on a Saturday. IT is part of What we get for living in Mobile ALabama, in a Middle class neighborhood, surrounded by older men who spent time in the service and have flashbacks of kp duty and are now forced to compete for who has the cleanest concrete to drive on.
I secretly want to go out at night and write in side walk chalk HAHA YOU LOOSE MISSED A SPOT, but figure they will know it is me and come blow off my leaf strewn drive way and totally ruin my fall decorating scheme I have going.
I actually took time off from connecting the dots of my chicken pocked body yesterday to scrap. I used the new URBAN PRAIRIE (ohhh ahhh) by Basic Grey and scrapped this photo of Bella strangling, I mean Hugging Guido in the back yard. I know yall have heard how he thinks she is HIS. We officially have given her to him a few times but she keeps showing up at meal times so we decided to share her. She has taken over most of the care and love of Guido. She loves that dog. HE loves her. Works out pretty good. I also used some things left over from the kits provided by SCRAPBOOK OBSESSIONS , THEY ROCK by the way, on this page. I was not in good form yesterday or mood to say the least. I felt like crapp and was enjoying the quiet, all but qvc on low on the television (definitly not Hannah Montana thank you lord) and some mind boggling, never scrapbooked before people, who were trying to convince me to buy 98654 pieces of cardstock for the low price of 19.99 BUT WAIT…. if you act now….
When my daughter whom we will call, Bella, comes bouncing in all boistrous and singing. Do any of you remember having chicken pox? no? prolly cuz you were a normal person and had them ONLY ONE TIME and you WERE A KID when you did and you blocked it out of your head entirely. Ok let me splain this best I can. NOISE…. HURTS. your entire body. Makes you want to reach out and touch someone and not by phone! Ok so anyway I finally got her to chill a bit then reminded hubby that consignment drop off was today and we have a crib in the garage, Bella is 5, I have 1 ovary and no uterus. Unless he had plans that I was not yet aware of.. IT NEEDED TO GO. We have so much clutter around this house which is ENTIRELY mostly my fault. I have been sick since February and totally let my ability of keeping house fall upon him and Bella. AND BY THE WAY….. (WHomever is spamming my email account with information on quick cures off the internet. Please stop, Im not gonna forward it to 20 people for good luck, yes I read about artificial sweetners and I dont drink diet drinks and I understand your cousin Elroy on your ex sister in laws side of the family saw Binny Hin and when he smacked his forehead lightning struck and he was cured but I will take my faith in the lord and carry it with me to the dr. I think the FDA may be onto something here with these new treatments. Thank you for understanding) so anyway, She is bouncing around my craft room, twirling in my chair, discussing the events of her day when she bumps the table and GLUE goes everywhereeeeeeeee. I ussually count to a thousand sometimes more when things happen cuz well SHE IS FIVE and I was as bad if not worse than her (still am) they dont call me GRACE cause Im graceful. BUt I felt bad and I had worked on this page alll day because I felt bad trying to convince myself I REALLY DIDNT feel bad, so what do I do when the glue goes all over my layout… I CRY. yup like a baby the tears flew. I sat in the chair in my scrap room and bawled. Now it could be the added hormones from the steroids (ya most likely) the fever (nah) or all said above, (that would be my guess) my sweet daughter looks at me as if to say (oh crapp I finally did it, she lost her mind, her head is going to explode. yall watch this, WHEHEWW) and strokes my hair and says.. “DOes this mean your finished crapbookin today?” for some reason that hit me as HYSTERICAL and I started laughing. She is looking around for, like, where is the tv crew for You’ve been punked, then she runs off. IM not sure out of fear or If she got bored. So, I look at this page I had worked on for ohhhh off and on, ALL DAY. And sigh. oh well don’t they say mistakes are just places to add more embellishments? well THERE YA GO. That is how most of the objects were put on this page. TO COVER UP all the GLUE she slung all over the page. SO you may get your embellishing tutorial guide from Bella, starting next spring, on QVC, announced by some salesperson, who knows nothing about scrapbooking, all for the low price…… BUT WAIT! Hope you have a good day.
OMGOSH I WON! HOW EXCITING IS THIS! The layout I did for The Design Experiment WON. How appropriate that I win Webster’s pages product hahaha! I am just “VOCIFEROUS” with Joy!! hehe I am so excited!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
I GOT HAPPY MAIL YESTERDAY!! I am telling you my week started out awesome. My awesome cousin Jan, Sent me the cutest pottery barn collander to hold my buttons, NOW when Bella starts sorting and playing with my buttons, I dont have to freak out that she is gonna break my glass vase I had them in! She also sent me 2 of the cutest stamps from Imaginesce and Heidi Swapp and I also got some BASIC GREY PAPER!!!! You know Im in LLLLOVEEEE with Basic Grey. THEIR PRODUCTS MAKE ME SO OVER THE TOP HAPPY EVEN WHEN I FEEL CRAPPY I SMILE. I mean HOW can you not? They are in my top 3 (with Bo Bunny and Reminisce of course) I have it on my scrap table with photos on it right now awaiting adhesive and journaling. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH JAN love ya YOU ROCK sista!! Totally made my day!!
Ill show ya a pic of my layout as soon as my battery charges,
So what else is going on today? QVC has their scrapbooking day on TV. I like to watch and see the things they make and the cool product, but I don’t ever buy anything. Well I mean right now we have priorities… its called INTERFERON, as bad as I hate taking it. Its part of life and its EXPENSIVE. So scrapstuff is down the list a ways. BUT, It makes me happy and smile. I can forget about all this for a while. speaking of which Mama don’t panic but,
I broke out again with the shingle/chicken pox things they are on THE OTHER side now on my face (HOW LOVELY) and neck. I think it is because of my immune system weakening from the Interferon (have I said MS SUCKS today?) BUT I am still in “I CAN” land as I say. I am putting vitamin E as the pharmacist suggested to HOPEFULLY maybe I wont get CRATER sized scars. (juuuust lovely.) Always something. COULD BE WORSE I keep saying that. At least it doesnt hurt real bad just tired. IM very blessed and fortunate in my life. I have so many things to look forward to.
DON’T forget my Mantra for this week “I CAN” Keepin that up today. I am going to go rest for a bit THEN I will be back to post my layout I made with the Basic Grey Urban Prarie line (how scrumptiously good is that paper? oh man I am droooling)
OH and here is something else really cool. Just watch it. Thats all IM gonna say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QVQSZA9zSk it should make you feel good, and maybe Inspire you. ANd kinda goes along with my I CAN mantra. SO go ahead and click on the link… I know you CAN!! 😉
Don’t be so quick to judge a book by it’s cover,Sometimes there’s real good stuff on the inside!! (You can use a transparency that is reversible to accent either page) GCD Studios pp,Bazzill just the edge,prima transparency
SURF’S UP DUDE, 2008 THE BEST OF TIMES!! (I LOVE THIS PICTURE)
GCD Studios pp, moxxie sticker, Making memories tag and tiny alpha stickers, Scenic route rub ons, hobby lobby bling, prima transparency
LIVE EACH DAY AS IF IT WERE YOUR LAST, NEVER LEAVE THINGS UNSAID, ESPECIALLY AN APOLOGY OR AN I LOVE YOU!
GCD studios, Basic Grey buttons, Bazzill just the edge, zig writer
THE END GCD studios, prima flowers, hobby lobby bling American Craft Thickers
Here is the side view of the thickness of the book. *All edges were inked with colorbox fluid ink chalks.
Thanks for looking at my Beach REMEMBER THIS.. album. It was fun to make TOOK me forever but I think it was intended for me to finish it now. I changed a few of the bits of advice in there since ALeida’s death. I miss her online. I learned alot from her life, but also her death. We are only here for what sometimes feels like forever but we only get one shot at this, and it is short. We have to make the most of it regardless our situation. Even though my life is somewhat limited, there is still alot I CAN DO. For that I am grateful and thankful. Im still learning the things I Cant. I hate that word can’t but, that is reality. I missed some goals (I didnt get to go to Birmingham.., stupid chicken pox/shingles whatever they are) and was very very dissappointed, which we really didn’t need to spend the money anyway, but I so wanted to see Cheryl. It will happen. I have faith.
My next small goal is Bella’s field trip. IF IT IS NOT hot that day. Heat and MS are not friends. It is like superman and kryptonite. I tried to go outside and take these photos (the mini album) Saturday and almost couldn’t get back in the house. so we are rethinking the field trip, John may have to go and just take a billion pictures. As bad AS I WANT to go, not sure how well a wheelchair will work there anyway. Would rather stay home than mess up Bella’s day.
Shingles/chicken pox or whatever this is (its not just on one side) had a few pop out over the weekend so back on the meds. Its ALOT better today than last night so meds are working. I feel better than yesterday too. I slept alot this weekend.
SOOOO maybe today I will finish this layout with the new Basic Grey. I have it all laid out I just have to adhere it all down.
I hope you have a good week this week. Try to focus with me on I CAN. That is my mantra this week. I CAN! (and I will )