Tuesday, February 16, 2010

*his name was mike* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all....

wanted to share some lo's...an award...and a friend or two that are doing some giveaways! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

my first lo is for the latest challenge at FAVE THINGS!!!! This time we want to see your FAVE MEMORY!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYY!!! And for my LO...I focused on a childhood memory as my FAVE MEMORY!!! My title says...."His name was Mike"....this was a stuffed animal that Santa brought me as a child...and I named him "Mike" and seriously I had this guy until I was 22!!!!  He slept with me always...and by the time he was "retired" ... he was missing an eye, an ear...and most of his colors were faded....but he will always and forever have a special place in my heart...and I will never forget "Mike" :):):):):):) And I have to thank Deana for that yummy tree on here...for she sent it to me in a little happy mail package! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And I also wanted to share with U the lo I made for the latest Scrapping the Music! :):):):):):):):):):):)  This weeks song is "I could not ask for more" by Sara Evans....such a BEAUTIFUL song!!!!!! I used some of the newest Kiki Arts papers on this lo....Kiki is truly a sweetheart...I met her at CHA and she was kind enough to give me some of her papers to play with!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I truly love that woman...if U ever ever ever ever get a chance to get her products .... DO IT....they are GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



 Also wanted to share some giveaways that I know about....what's better than winning a giveaway?!?!?! right????? Lol....well....except for family...love...etc etc etc....but U know what I mean!!!! LOL :):):):) First my girl Tammie....is GIVING away some bracelets she made!!!! They are PAPER and GORGEOUS!!!!! Goooooooooooooo try and win RIGHT HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my fellow DT member Mimi (on Nikki Sivils's DT) is doing a NIKKI SIVILS GIVEAWAY on her blog right now too!!!!! EEEEEEEEEKKKKKK!!! Another chance to win some NIKKI SIVILS goodies!!! Gooooooooooooo HERE HERE HERE to check it out! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the amazing CHRIS....is giving away an APRON she MADE on Scrapgal's blog.....wow wow wow...it is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Go HERE HERE HERE for your chance to WIN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
And I got an award from Gabby!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this GIRL!!!!!! Thanks sooooooooooooo MUCH for the award my dearest! :):):):):):) I am supposed to tell SEVEN things about me with this award!! LOL!!! Watch out! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)
1) I get frustrated if I take any LONGER than 40 minutes in making a LO....dangit...it should only take me 30...lol....that's why U don't see me USE a lot of paint...takes toooooooooo long to dry!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
2) My nickname is LANA (which is ANAL backwards)....ohhhhhhhhhh and i have another nickname..."The Miracle Worker"....because of my anal-isms...lol....I can take anything and make it work.....lol.....a room with more furniture and "stuff" than ever thought possible....I will find a way to make it work and make it look clutter free....lol...I've even been flown out to a few different places just to help peeps organize their "stuff"...lol :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
3) I am disgustingly organized....I even make myself sick with this one...lol! :):):):):):)
4) I don't drive...never have...never will :):):):):):):):):)
5) Even with all the SMILEYS....I sometimes have a VERY short FUSE....lol....just ask Brian!!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):) Must be the perfectionist in me...LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)
6) I am VERY HARD on myself.....right, Deana???? LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
7) I was born in NY (LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE NY!!!!) and have ACTUALLY lived in Arizona LONGER than I lived in NY....but I will never ever ever consider myself an Arizonian .... I will always and FOREVER be a NY GIRL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhhhhhhh and Brookie got a present from Hanneke!!! Thanks Hanneke....SHE LOVES IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and we have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT on FAVE THINGS....go check it OUT HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
That's all for tonight!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)


  1. Julie....Your layouts are beautiful. It seems like you had an awesome day today! Love it when that happens. The papers you used were so bright and cheery...i needed that. You are sooooooo good about using your childhood pictures. I guess I should dig mine out for some funny layouts. haha...Me glasses~thank Goodness for Lasik. :)
    I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

    Thanks for posting about my candy too.

  2. Your layouts are so gorgeous:) Love those Kiki Art Papers:) And seriously, I could not go without driving!! Thanks for the links to all the good giveaways:) Love, Jess

  3. Amazing layouts... love them both!!! That tree on the 1st one is so cool! Great job! Congrats on the pub for TAAFoMFT!!!

  4. Julie, Velma, Lana- which one is it damn it~! lol
    These layouts rock! You always have such great designs, and your style is always different, which is awesome girl! I love it! Interesting facts about you! I always learn something new about you! xOxO

  5. Aww Mike was well loved!! Love the pages!

  6. wooooot woooooot!!! LOVE the kiki LO! :) it looks awesome!! :)

    ...and i'm glad that we got to DRIVE you around last month! :)

    ...and yes, you are way too hard on yourself.

    hugs hugs and more hugs,

  7. Your work is beautiful! Always!

  8. Both of the LO's are gorgeous as ever!! Love your 7 thing list (a lot of them could be mine) If you tell people you don't have your driverslicence do the look at you if you are mentaly disturbed, that happens to me ALL the time when I tell somebody, I get so tired of that!!!:(
    Thanks for are the give away links!!

    And I am glad Brookie likes the book, I know she can't read it but I thought the dolls where so aborable!!!

  9. Such lovely work, I'm so going to try and get something made for the new Fave Things prompt!

    We are so much alike it's scary! lol Loved reading your list! :D

  10. NY girls rock;) LOVE your LO's and your fun facts. Mike sounded pretty special. Hope you are having a great week Girl. (((HUGS))) and pleeeeeaaaasssseeee send me some Arizona sun. I love NY too, but for reals this place is no fun in the winter.

  11. gorgeous layouts!
    And what a great list you shared!

  12. eek! awesome layouts, you are inspiring me to get scrappin!

  13. I love the bright colours of your layouts! And didn't we all have some sort of "Mike" when we were young... adorable photo!

  14. Loving your layouts and the interesting facts about you. Lana huh??? that's a good nickname. Now come to my house and organize!! How have you managed not to drive??? do you carpool or ride a bus to work?

  15. I have missed visiting your blog, Julie! Brookie has seemed to grow up overnight! She is really losing her babyface.
    Love your layout, that tree is the perfect touch :)
    Hope things are great with you

  16. Just love your layouts and the story about Mike is so sweet! thanks for posting about our giveaway and about all the others - I will be hopping off to check them out. Have a super week!

  17. Hey Girl,
    Cute layouts..love the memory that you scrapped! I had a stuffed elephant and brought him to college with me. His name was "Ellie" (original no?).
    The other thing I wanted to say is..huh..you are from NY huh? Where/shat part? I was born in Rochester,butonly lived there until I was 7. Have TONS of family there and whenever I go back I feel all sentimental inside. So I know what you mean.

  18. Okay NO WAY! I have a big family! BIG out there..all Italian. So many of them worked at Kodak. I lived in Webster. Went to Klem South school and lived on Copper Kettle Road! So got amny more details for me!!!

    Oh I love ya girl!

  19. oh no you didn't.... I can't believe how green I am with envy that you ran around with U2!!! *sigh* someday we got to meet and talk about this and your crafty goodness as well!

  20. Hay Julie! Love your lo's - especially the "mike" one!!!! Loving all the cardboard letters you're using! :)

  21. okay, so why did I not know you didn't drive!!???? That is WILD! I cannot imagine, but Hey, whatever works...right?????? :):):):):)

    Love those LOs as always!!!!


  22. sweet LOs! Love your "mike" layout- so awesome!

  23. hi Lana. oh, i mean Julie. your layouts are great. i love that little tree you got from Deana. too cute.
    oh my, i just have to say that those twirlie pictures of Brookie are the best. she is such a cutie pie.
    i'm gonna try to scrap a fave memory. i think i have one picked out.

  24. Too cute layouts! I love that seventies pic. Priceless. I love seeing childhood pics.

  25. Love it! But you know me, I'm quite partial to cute things named Mike. LOL!!! And I love your STM layout -- great song choice this week, and I'm so happy I got to participate!

  26. Oh Mike! I had a huge stuffed frog. Very original name. Froggy Baby. :)

  27. Love your page for our latest challeng Julie and what a cute story! I always love seeing your pages, your scrapbooking makes me happy!

  28. AWESOME layouts!!!! I just love all the layouts you have been creating with pictures from your childhood - just TOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!

  29. Beautiful LOs Julie...love the colours!!!!

  30. Julie, I love your LOs! So playful and all those darn cool elements! Your dog is so cute! I had one myself - he was yellow and flossy :) No picture, though...
    And girl, you are heartly welcome to my house any time, it could really use som de-cluttering ;)
    Make sure it's during winter, we want you to become "becolded" you know ;)

  31. ohhh I love your layout! 40 minutes on a layout?!!! Joy....it takes me that long to pick my papers out and Cricut cartridges!!!
    awww how sweet of Hanneke!!!

  32. Your layouts are just so lovely... I love coming here and seeing what you've done... and it's always so fun to learn new things about others... I'm still amazed about the driving thing... couldn't do anything without my car... I love my car!!!

    Don't be so hard on yourself... life is too short!!!!

    Enjoy your day... and your weekend!!!

    {{big hugs}} Michelle

  33. Sorry, Julie! I guess my Bloglines wasn't working correctly, b/c I was just finally updated with your last 3 posts all at once.

    Cute LO's! Lovin' the tree on your FAV MEMORY LO... :-) Great old photo, too.

    And, yes, you need to be easy on yourself. No one is perfect. :-)

    Have a great weekend!


  34. I love your new banner, Julie! So pretty! :) Hope you're having a good weekend, friend!


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