Friday, September 30, 2011

Picture Day? ...and a GIVEAWAY :):):):)

Hi everyone :):):)

Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers on my sore back... it's still hurting a lot... but now I can at least walk better! Thank you again my friends! We have a busy weekend planned, so I am hoping the pain doesn't slow me down :):):):):):):):)

Today I have a layout over on the Blue Moon blog and I wanted to share it here too! :):):) (It will be live on the Blue Moon blog at 8AM MST) :):):)

Back in 2008... Brookie had a picture day at daycare... but NONE of the parents were told... so when we showed up that morning... Brookie wasn't quite dressed for the occasion! LOL!! She was still adorable though in her pictures they took! :):):):):)

And ONE last thing before I go.... today the latest challenge is live on Nikki Sivils blog! :):):):) This time we want to see something that you don't always make (like if you are a card girl, make a layout, or if you have never made an 8 1/2 x 11 layout... give it a go and so on!)...and I have to tell you, now that I have pretty much dabbled in everything from layouts, to cards, to altered projects to mixed media, to art journals... I had a REAL hard time trying to think of something I haven't done :):):):):) So, I decided that I was going to make a wall hanging, since I have made one of those in awhile :):):):):):):) So here is my wall hanging using "School is Cool" line! :):):):):):)

You will notice that the 'name' part is blank!! Well that is because I am going to give this one away to a fellow blogger that is a teacher!! So any of my friends that are teachers... please leave me a comment letting me know...and I will draw a name in a week to send this to one lucky teacher!! :):):) (I will add their name to this before I send it!) :):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Capturing the Moment..and Houston, we have a problem :):):)

Hi all :):):)

I wanted to share my latest layout I made for Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):)

Everything on here except the rub-ons are from :):):)

And here is our sketch this week :):):):):)

So, here is my problem :(  We FINALLY got our new bed! It's beautiful, right?!?!? :)

wellllllllllllllllllllllll... bad news is, I let Brian have the final say on the mattress we chose! EEK! He PICKED EXTRA FIRM!!!! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I have had SUCH a BAD BACK ACHE for the past three days, that I can barely walk! :(:(:(  ---- so yesterday the furniture store exchanged it for a different style.. sooooo FINGERS and TOES crossed for me please!! I seriously have never been in this much pain before! I hope the new mattress they gave us is SOFTER! :):):):) So, if I haven't visited you in awhile, please forgive me...everything hurts right now... Sitting, Standing, Walking... just PAIN!! So I am having a hard time focusing on everyone's blogs when my back is screaming at me :(:(:(

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Monday, September 26, 2011

I had about 4 million things to do this weekend.... :):):)

....and I feel like I got none of them done :) Don't you just hate weekends like that? lol :):):):):)

For those of you that don't know, I work a second job now... so my weekends are semi-filled with that job, then trying to work in the four million other things that need to be done... ;) it's been an adjustment in progress :):):):):):):):)

And I want to thank all of you that hopped along for Leeanne's birthday blog hop for Artful Delight! It was so fun 'meeting' all of the new people that stopped by! :):):):):):):)

I wanted to share a layout I made for :):):):):) (A lot of people ask me how I make all that I make...well, that is what I do on my weekends, create! I have things made all ready all the way through October) :):):):):) This layout is using the Bo Bunny line "ETC" :):):):):):)

I also was the 'official' photographer at a friend's wedding reception Saturday night :):):):):)  I wanted to share a few photos from that :):):):):)  Can't really share the "people" ones, as they aren't mine to share, but I wanted to share some random ones I took at the reception :):):):):):):):)

It was a small quiet, family affair, in fact, the bride's 11 year old nephew helped make their cake! So sweet! And then one of the Uncle's TOOK a piece of the cake, before they had a chance to do the 'official' cut! lol! It was pretty funny! :):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Awww the last day for Leeanne's party...and it's monthly photo time!! :):):)

Hi everyone! :):):):):)

Welcome to day three of the Artful Delight blog hop for Leeanne's BIRTHDAY! :):):) This time we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for you! :):):)

I made THREE cards using the tic-tac-toe board! :):):)  Two of my cards are using "Use your scraps, Include at least one button, and Fall Theme" :):):):) And my other card is using "Make a card, use your scraps, and use light pink" :):):)

And I wanted to share the October reveal of Artful Delight's kit! This one looks YUMMY! :):):):):)

The layout kit :)

The card kit :)

Here is a list of the DT's members that are in our blog hop!!

And I wanted to also share my monthly photo with my kids in honor of Aleida! :) 

Aleida wrote this on her blog... One Month and Six Days before she was killed in a car accident....
"There is a reason why I'm posting these pictures. Pictures that I'm actually in. Not because I think I'm all that and a trip to Hollywood. No. It's because I'm actually tired of being worried about how I look and not taking or having very many photos of me with my children. I have very few pictures of me and my babies when they were babies, and I have myself to blame. Precious opportunities to capture on paper, lost because of my silliness. Well no more I say! One day I won't be here and there will be hardly any pictures of them and their mama. So ladies, hand over the camera and get in those photos! Please. You'll be happier you did." ~~Aleida Franklin

My friends that follow and visit regularly will know that since Aleida died, I have vowed every month to take a photo of me and my babies together... no matter what I look like in the picture. No makeup, hair looking like crap, fat thighs and all... I am in a picture with them every month! :):):) I know a lot (not all... but a lot) of us women hate how we look in pics, and we feel that we are the people that are documenting the 'family' story and that is why we are always BEHIND the lens...well, YOU are apart of the family too!!! YOU need to be DOCUMENTED!! Get in front of the camera my friends, hand your camera over to Hubby, or boyfriend, or your Sister, or cousin... whoever... just do it!! I know you want your kids to remember YOU too! :):):):):):):)

Here is a collage of some of the pictures that I have had taken of me and the kids over the last year :):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day two of partying it up with Leeanne! :):):):):):):)

Hi all :):):):):)

We are celebrating all weekend long with a blog hop with Artful Delight for Leeanne's BIRTHDAY! YAYYYYYY! :):):)

Today I am sharing the layout I made for the color challenge :):) The colors are PINK, WHITE and KRAFT :):):):):) Here is my take on the color challenge :):):):):)

(My apologies... I just found out that this challenge is for tomorrow, and the one I am posting tomorrow is for today... since a lot of you have all ready commented and seen this project, I apologize for my error, there were some last minute changes to our hop that I didn't catch....) 

Here again is the list for our blog hop :):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Friday, September 23, 2011

xoxo love you forever :):):):):)

If you are here for the Artful Delight Blog Hop... please see this post here :):):)

Hi everyone... :):):)

I made a layout that is up on the Blue Moon blog today and I wanted to share it here too :):):):)

All products that I used on this layout, will be listed on BlueMoon's blog :):):)

And since one of the Prima flower packs that I used had two flowers in it...and I only used one on my layout... I decided to take the other one to dress up one of Brookie's headbands :):):):):):):)

And I also wanted to share my layout for the latest challenge at Punky Scraps :):):):)

This time the challenge is to use at least 2 of these prompts :):):)
Use canvas (anything canvas)
  Use this picture to inspire you

  Use chipboard
Use 3 staples
  Use B&W photo or image
  Make it monochromatic

 I used the image and chipboard :):):):):):) And here is my layout :):):)

Everything on my layout, is also from :):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)