Thursday, September 30, 2010

*they bring her joy* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....


Wanted to share some lo's today! :):):):):):) First is for the latest Sketchy Thursdays sketch! I LOVEEEEEEEEEE this one!!! WOW WOW WOW!! Here is our sketch this week! :):):):):):):):):):):)


And here is my lo!! I made this using Prima papers I got from Flamingo Scraps!!! Brookie loves the Merry-Go-Round! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





And next I want to share a lo for the latest song at Scrapping the Music!!!! This week our song is....."Flying without Wings" by Westlife!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) On this lo I used some YUMMY Bo Bunny and those BIG flowers are from Tessa's ETSY shop! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)






And my next lo is for our latest challenge over on Nikki Sivils blog (and btw...thanks to all that went and left my showcase girls some love!! I appreciate it!) :)  ....this time we want to see your SCHOOL lo's using at least 80% of Nikki's products! :):):):):):):):):):):) On my lo I used a photo of my BABY ADAM on his FIRST DAY OF 2nd GRADE!! And NOW he is 13!! Where has the time gone??!!?? :):):):):):):) I used "My Friend Birdie" for my lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
 





And today is also the day for our latest challenge at These are a Few of My Favorite Things!! And this time we want to know your FAVE FICTIONAL CHARACTER!!!! And if you have visited me before...then you know that the TWILIGHT gang is MINE!! LOVE THEM ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) On this lo I used papers from Kiki Arts!  and the ADORABLE embellies were made by the FAB-O Michelle! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And now onto the kids!! LOL!!! I don't know if I have mentioned it...but Brookie's FOURTH BIRTHDAY is this coming MONDAY!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!! And the cards are all ready rolling in!! This one she got from Uncle Tony and Aunt Juanita from Wisconsin!!! Thanks!! SHE LOVES IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
*ps...that is a "tattoo" on her arm! LOL* :)

And this Sunday is the annual "Bowling 4 the Cure" event that my MIL and her BFF Peggy run...and they asked some kids...INCLUDING Adam to decorate a BOWLING PIN to be auctioned off....and this is what Adam CREATED all on his own!  The flowers are from my friend Krista's scrappy yard sale she had awhile back... so much for Mama using them!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)






And ONE LAST thing...I promise...this is it...LOL LOL LOL...today is my day to blog over on the ScrapbookCircle.com Blog!!! And I am showing a lo I made with this photo (AND YES! That is some YUMMY Sass paper and stickers you see!) :):):):):):):):) I would really appreciate a visit over THERE to take a gander at my lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by... I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

*Its showcase day* :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....


Its SHOWCASE day over on Nikki Sivils blog!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this day...this is the day that I get to show lo's and cards that me and other DT members for Nikki Sivils have found out there on the world wide web and SHARE them with YOU!!! Woooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!! I have turned off the comments on this post in hopes that you will go over and share some love for fellow crafters that have been spotted using Nikki's products!!!! :):):):):):):):) (ohhhhh and PS...one of the people featured today is my good NINE year old friend Bryn!!!) :):)):):):):):):):):):) Thanks for your support... you can see my post right

Thanks and have a FAB-O DAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

*A Sunday drive led us out of town* :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....


As mentioned in my last post...with degree's in Phoenix still hitting about 107 a day... what better excuse than to head out of town for the day??? :):):):):):) I mean, granted it was 95 where we headed....but still... that's less than 100! LOL! :):):):):):) And when the day looks like this.....

How can you resist a day in Sedona, Arizona??? :):):):):):):):):):) Sedona is a very unique and beautiful place... I believe it is the ONLY place in the world where the mountains are made of red clay!! :):):):) It really is a sight to behold :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our first stop was to the Chapel of the Holy Cross... an AMAZING church that is built into the mountain... I don't personally practice the religion of this church, but it doesn't matter....when you visit here... you feel His presence... I can't even describe it... it is just beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (Oh...and PS... I was REALLY good today and got LOTS of photos of just me and the kids... so I am counting these as my September photos with them...) :):):):):):):):):):):):)




A view from the inside :):):):):):):):):):)

Views from the mountainside around the church :):):):):):):):):):):):)











And I loveeeeeeeeeee these signs they have around the grounds of the church :):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Then a few weeks ago, I was reading Paige's blog and I learned a 'new to me' location in Sedona called, "Crescent Moon Ranch"...and so we headed there next :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
And we had us a picnic lunch! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And saw a creek.... :):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And the BIGGEST spider web I have EVER seen before! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And a mountain that looks like he is giving us the "peace" symbol right there in the middle :):):):):):):):):):):)


And we had fun running around and checking the cool things around the park :):):):):):):):):):):)






And on our way back into Sedona... we saw HIM.......Look CLOSELY at the middle of the photo......

Do you know what it is??? It is a Javelina!!! A type of wild hog...and from what I can gather they are all OVER Sedona, but I have never seen one before!! It was FUN to see him... he seriously cleared this hillside in NO time flat... :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Then we walked in the art district of Sedona, and did a little window shopping :):):):):):):):):) And I swear...if this would HAVE been in Brookie's SIZE... I soooooooo would have gotten it for her! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)


 And some more tourist photos! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)




And on the way home...we stopped at "Sunset Pointe" and got some more photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)






And BELIEVE it or not... with as jam packed as my weekend has been... I DID make a LO yesterday at Sherry's! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)






And a lot of peeps asked yesterday where I got Brookie's skirt... which is the one she is wearing in the above LO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
I found it at "The Children's Place" at my local mall...and I found it in their online store too... 

Thanks for stopping by... I really appreciate it... off to catch up with everyone! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

*an amazing day* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all... 

Wowwwww...a busy... but amazing day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

A little over a week ago...Brookie was getting into her car seat and the arms of the car seat burned her arms (we live in Arizona... and its still over 100 degrees every day) ....so I was thinking what I could do to cool them down.. so I approached my dear friend Chris (*love her*) and asked her if she could knit something to cover the arms (YOU really need to check Chris out... she is AMAZING!! She scrapbooks, paints, knits, quilts...I do not think there is a craft that Chris does not ROCK at!!)
Sooooooooooo Chris suggested that she quilt some sleeves for her car seat...I was like....WHOA! You are a genius (Can you see why I love her??!!??) ....and I sent her the measurements of the arms of her car seat...and TODAY we got them in the mail!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Thanks Chris!! BROOKIE was sooooooooooooo happy!! She saw the material and said... "Look Mama, its the alphabet for my seat!" (the material had abc's on it!) ... SHE LOVES IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here is Brookie showing them off! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


and here they are in action!! We LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them soooooooooooo MUCH Chris! THANK YOU! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




And Chris sent me a card and a necklace that she made... (she is sooooooooo talented!) ... you will see the necklace later on in this post!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


After we got our HAPPY MAIL from Chris.. we went to the park! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





 *i love her new skirt* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)



 *ready set go* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

*And I am wearing the necklace that Chris made for me!* YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)



 *playing hide and seek with Daddy* :):):):):):):):):):)






And then I was honored when my dear friend Sherry asked me to come over and help her get started on learning how to scrap :):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeee this woman!! She has the biggest heart... and is beautiful inside and out! I had soooooooooooo much fun with her and I got to meet her hubby... who was just soooooooo sweet! Thanks Sherry for having me over today!! Sooooooooooo excited that you wanted to learn to scrapbook and that you asked me to help! :):):):):):):):):) And anyone that knows me has got to know my NUMBER ONE rule that I gave to Sherry about scrapbooking... right??? :):):):):):):):):):):) Well... ok... maybe that was a broad one... LOL... sooooooo my NUMBER ONE rule... there is NO WRONG in scrapbooking.. we all create our own way.. we all create what fits us.. and it DOES NOT matter what it looks like in the end.. what matters is that you created a page that the next generation will appreciate!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And SHERRY ROCKED IT!! She made three pages and a CARD while I was there!! GO SHERRY! :):):):):):):):):):):) And here she is scrapping! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And here we are together! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And here is the cutest little Halloween decoration she gave me as a present! :):):) LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


*phew* busy day... but an AWESOME one!!! Thanks for stopping by... I really appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)