Thursday, December 31, 2009
I am blessed with a home, family, and church that I love! I also have a wonderful group of friends here on the web and then there is Joni! my real-life friend! I kind of miss her, the holidays have kept us apart far too long! Any way... tell me what your new years resolutions are.. I have serveral goals for 2010 not to mention training for a trip on my bike frome SanFancisco to San Diego.. shooting for summer 2011... I also will be riding in the Tour De Cure this year. I am excited about that!
Please be safe tonight home or out! Blessings for you new year!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Anyway.. I am offically a facebooker! OH and if it were not for my daughter and brother, I would be soooo lost! Thanks guys. Now I need to figure out what this "fan" thing is and how it works...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
We were successful in surprising Dan and I am happy to say all the out of town family seemed to have enjoyed themselves! So I am happy and Mom is happy and Dan is happy and everyone is happy. I would like to just give props to my wonderful supportive HUSBAND that I could not have done all this without! Thank you Dave.
We went to the Grand Canyon yesterday and I will post some photos/layouts a little later, BUT I do want to post a photo of the Christmas Card I made for Practical Scrappers. Please hop over there and take a look at some of these amazing cards this week truly inspiring.
Friday, November 20, 2009
When I first heard this I was like ok I will give it a try. If it doesnt work all I am out is an ounce or so of Dawn Dishsoap and some vinegar... OH you heard it right...
SO here is the recipe:
1 part DAWN dishwashing liquid (it said Dawn but I don't know if others work but DAWN does)
5 parts Vinegar
so mix those ingredients into a spray bottle. Go to your soap scum and say GOOD BYE it has been nice having you as a guest but you are outta here... seriously... Spray it on wait a few hours, spray again... then wait a little longer *I waited overnight* and then got turn on your shower or whatever and with a rag gently wipe away the soap scum! While you are waiting you can toss all those other soap scum cleaners because you will never need or want to use them agian...Now if you have bad soap scum it may take a day or two of this process.. my mom had to do this a couple times.NO LIE it is amazing to watch it just slid off... I promise if you have soap scum.. anywhere spray this one and go..
It should replace your "daily shower spray" I use it when I get out of the shower and my husband doesnt, but really it doesnt matter because I believe once a week is enough.. but you will never scrub your shower or bathtub again...
FURTHER TIPS for ya...
1. use a scented Dawn I used the Apple and it helps with the smell of vinegar..
2. get over the vinegar smell because it is worth it
3. used the clear distilled vinegar not any other...
I hope you try this because it works on all the surfaces that may have soap scum the shower door, the walls the fawcet whatevea.. Seriously don't delay like I did. JUST TRY IT ASAP!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"ohhh I remember that.. we built that out of the branches daddy cut" and "Ohh remember that when we were jumping on the trampoline and..." and my favorite..."honey... look how little they were.. they are so cute!" other stuff like "Ally, you don't remember her she was our other great dane Coconut...." followed by how the story of how our dog got her name. Along with many other ohhhhs and awwwws
Yup that is what makes it worth it all!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Practical Scrapper has joined forces with two other site to have tri-blog challange. I have seen some of the entries and man are they cutie pa tootie. I would suggest if you are stuck.. go check them out. ALSO.. have you been to the boards for Practical Scrappers? NO then move it.. get over there and join in the fun. There is talk of an online crop starting so weigh in on your opinion of when would be the best timing..
ALSO I am thinking next week I am going to post some fun game or something and have a nice prize. I have been cleaning and I found some Technique Tuesday stamps I have not used in forever and I think I may give them away as part of the prize. SOOO come back next week for a fun game. And good luck!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
1. I love the site and I love what they are doing -- using up what we have!
2. I love that Joni is on the DT and we get to work together
3. There are soooo many wonderful gals over at Practical Scrappers and I look forward to working with all of them.
4. I get to scrap!
SO I would say my cup runnth over this wonderful Saturday morning.. Please click over to www.PracticalScrappers.com it is a hoot.. also, go to the message boards and join us in our chats.. it is very fun and lots of good ideas and techniques are shared!
have a blessed day!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I should also add... I used my other two punches, my SU scallop and my SU notebook paper punches
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
1. CRAFTERS RETREAT (PAPER ONLY) - also has Earth Love paper...
2. THE SCRAPBOOK STORE IN ANTHEM...SHOOT I CANT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE STORE SHE HAS LOTS OF IT
Monday, October 26, 2009
OH and a little secret...Tonight on our ride, we met a guy with a big ole black great dane.... he looked just like Nani only no white boots... anyway.. i am soo in love I want another dane... SOOOO pray, maybe God will plop one in my lap.. a male would be best and a sweet heart just like Nani...OHHHH I almost forgot to tell you. .his name was....
Sunday, October 25, 2009
After that my mom and I went down to the state fair where we were demonstrators for quilting. I was hand quilting. (cause I am insane) and my mom was doing red work for a quilt. Our friend Faye was machine quilting. We had a lot of fun once we settled into it. I still don't like fairs, but I conquered my fear of fairs and went! SO hooo-raahhh! We hiked back to our car and headed home and I turned around and headed to softball.
HERE IS THE FUNNY STORY OF THE WEEKEND:
So we are at softball... playing a good team... Im up 2 outs, and I am feeling the pressure.(did I mention I don't like to lose?) I am being good and waiting on the ball before I swing.. Crack.. I hit it and take off running to first... well the ball I hit went right back to the pitcher who then decides he is going to run and "TAG" me out so I try to avoid the tag and he makes the tag, and I lose my balance, take 3-4 steps almost right myself just in time to TRIP OVER THE FIRST BASE BAG... AND GO FACE FIRST INTO THE DIRT..... WOW!!! I was down before I even knew what had happened... SOOOO I get up, I did not want to cry... so me being me.. made a joke... I look over at the first base coach (Steve) and say..."well I guess I will have to wash my shirt for sure this week" (I was covered with red dirt... everywhere...even in my bra) So I walked back to get my glove and I was proud becasue I DID NOT CRY I wanted to cause it hurt but I didn't
So now it is Sunday. I just finished 2 more layouts for Personal scrapper online crop. Our
message at church was wonderful this morning, I had guitar today and kind of had a break through on the G/ D and Am/ Em chord transitions. SO now, I am off to do a little Bible study.. Oh and I got to talk to Joni on the phone today... all and all it has been a busy but very pleasurable day... OH did I mention too... next SUNDAY I will be at Gammage viewing
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA... one of my life goals will be fulfilled on Nov. 1st unless Jesus comes.. in which case I am sure I will not care that I missed it! I am soo fired up about that
Friday, October 23, 2009
I hope to take a few photos to share with you all later. Again... someday I will get my quilt tops photographed and share with them with you. SOOOo I am waiting for my son to call and tell me to pick him up from school (he had a Volleyball Pizza Party today) and then I am headed over to the Craft Retreat!
Hope to have some fun layouts to share after today! I am working hard on my challenges from Personal Scrapper.
IF YOU HAVE NOT APPLIED, HURRY.. PRACTICAL SCRAPPER IS HAVING A DESIGN TEAM CALL.. RUN OVER THERE AND GET IN THE GAME!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
ANYWAY!!! If you were at the crop on Saturday and are wondering which link it is just remember when you click on the "Practical Scrappers" link it will take you to the BLOG that is where the challenges are posted every week and if you want to come chat with me or any of the girls over at the Discussion Forum, just look at the very top of the blog in RED letters, on the Left hand side just below the banner and there is a link to the forums... just pop over and become a member and let the fun roll..
I am there often during the day so come and play. I just once to just give Joni Props ONE more time... I am soo happy you were chosen for the DT... I know you will love it!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Well I have not had time to upload my layouts from this weekend so far. BUT tomorrow is a day off for the kiddos so I will be able to scrap more tomorrow and then I will photograph my layouts and post hopefully tomorrow...
That REMINDS ME... tomorrow starts a new challenge week for Practical Scrapper... so get off your duff and get scrappin! Join me over at http://www.practicalscrappers.com/ for this weeks challenge. Don't for get http://www.personalscrapper.com/ for a fun online crop we are doing called Croptoberfest it is a LOAD challenge.. (LayOut A Day) Such good challenges. Some of the members come up with challenges and we finish them and upload you don't have to do one each day, but there is a challenge for each day... Like you can do 4 layouts then upload.. did I make that clear as mud? Just hop over there and check out the "Croptoberfest" board, it will explain it well!
Well hopefully more photos tomorrow!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
On the thought of gituar, wow my fingers and wrist are killing me! I just started lessons last week and I have been practicing pretty much every day for like 15 minutes 3-4 times a day (mostly because my fingers can't go too long because of the pain) So any of you play? How long until this goes away? I keep practicing, in fact, I practiced until my fingers literally bled! The good news is I can go from a D chord to a G chord almost without looking.. I mean sometime I can do it and not look but from the G to the D I still have to check my fingering...
OK enough about that. I am off to enjoy my Saturday! I will post photos of the layouts I get done, if any! I have a lot to post for Personal Scrapper this week. I don't know what the challenge is for Practical Scrapper until Monday. OH I didn't win the deco-edge challenge but congrats to the winner.. she did use her scissors much more than I did.. it was a really cute layout. Here is Sheri's layout for you to look out.... http://scrap4thememories.blogspot.com/
Go give her a shout at Practical Scrapper too!
I hope you are having a great Saturday too!
Friday, October 9, 2009
again they have the circut cartirages as cheap as I have ever seen consistantly cheap! SO give it a whirl if you have a need..OH join the email list and you get told before they go on sale even more inexpensive then before...sometimes you can get some sweet deals!
Have a blessed day friends
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
3. weekend riders a layout I did for PERSONAL SCRAPPERS -croptober fest. I really liked this one and I am glad they put this as a challenge. the final layout I will put in a different post because it has detail photos. Have a blessed day!
Monday, October 5, 2009
I also really liked using them to separate the photos in this layout. It was almost like using ric-rac. Pinking edge, I believe, are going to be used more often.
I also got to use my new Personal Scrapper Kit that came today.. whoo-hoo it is fun stuff... ALSO my friend Joni, is the guest designer and 3 of her layouts made it on the "sample" layouts they send each month. She made 11 layouts for them so pop over and look at Joni's work! She is awesome...I will take a better photo tomorrow and then you can see the details better, I just wanted to get it up so I don't miss the deadline. (I don't know when that is... so I just figured.. do it NOW!)
In the first photo I am just showing the deco-edge better. In the second, you can see the "what a hoot" embellishment has been raised to give more depth to the layout. I really like this look, especially in person!
The thrid photo was fun. I needed to separate the two photos and I thought ric rac.. then I rememebers.. deco edge. SO I used it in place of ric-rac. I love how it turned out...
ANYway. Like I said I went to the convention. Saw a lot of people that I had not seen in a while and happily was able to see some people that were a big part of my life when I was traveling with the conventions... It was great. I had not seen Stacy Krunger for so long and we got a big hug in as I was coming into the convention. She is soo sweet! and McKayla Leigh Ann and KimK... I just love them all. Bless their hearts they are all still plugging away. I found out that Darcy was there but I missed her which was sad!
Well I did a few layouts for Personal Scrapper and I am headed over to Practical scrapper to see what this weeks challenge is... so off I go... post more later.. HEY come on over and join us on Practial or Personal Scrapper, there seems to always be something to encourage you to scrap or at least get you a jump start...you can also head over to PageMaps for a good starting point too!
Have a blessed day
Friday, October 2, 2009
So I had this thought about a layout. I started doing this for the Personal Scrapper October Online Crop. This is the "doubles" layout, and when I completed it I said to myself.. "self, this is a good layout to enter in to the CKC layout contest... you should enter it!" So I suppose I killed two birds with one stone! LOL.. I love it when that happens.. So I am going to use this layout for both. OH I also had inspiration from Practial Scrappers use transparencies challenge. This layout was a lot of fun for me too.
So this is a birthday card I made for the PaperCrafts contest at the CKC Convention. I figured if I entered one may as well enter both. I like to make cards. I love looking at them even more. I suppose if I actually sent them to people that would be the best.. LOL No, I have gotten a lot better at sending the cards I make. I just tell myself..."self, you took a picture of it, if you want to make another one you can. " I talk to myself A LOT... perhaps I should be worried..
Anyway, this card was actually inspired by a new toy I purchased. I have a DYMO labeler, but I saw one at Michaels that had different types and different color labels and I have been eyeing it for a while, but I had the 40% off and figured, ahhh why not. So I got it home ripped open the package and began to make this card. I like how it turned out it is not too birthdayish so it could be re-arranged to say... "hello friend" or "thank you friend" "thinking of you " or whatever you get the idea. I like cards that are like that. Design simple enough that you can change it up...
OK well I have to go finish my other layout for the Personal Scrapper site from day one. It is almost done, but I can't photograph it tonight so it will be a little bit coming.
Have a blessed night
I just did my first layout challenge for Practical Scrapper (www.practicalscrapper.com) and I decided it has been a while since I was on a design team so I went ahead and signed up for a shot. So make sure you keep popping over there and here to see whats going on. I love the idea of using what you have in unique ways. (Joni should go for the DT she is SOOO good at that) OH that reminds me if you are wanting to try-out, jump on it.. shoot over to the site and check it out.
I am doing another online crop with Personal Scrapper (www.personalscrapper.com) and anyone can do it so GO and JOIN UP! OH geez What fun.. OH yeah.. Card Making day is this weekend
So we should all make some cards too! --a note... I seem to be drawen to sites that that are "PS" sites.. so now that I am loving both these sites, I will need to write them out... Practical Scrapper or Personal Scrapper.. NO MORE PS.. LOL just made me laugh.
I also will be going to the CK convention this weekend. I had a thought when I read the "layout" challenge for the convention and I thought.. ahhh if I have time I will do it... I think I will so I am going to see if I can turn out something that I like and enter it. I have not entered a contest in sooo long.
I also have a class I am teaching in the month of November, but I need to prep the project so I can have it ready for the sign-ups in October.
I will be training for Media Ministry on Saturday (after the convention) at 4pm then I will play Softball at 8:15 --I'm gonna be tired!
Sunday I have church in the morning, then at 4pm guitar lessons at church and then I will be working in the Calvary Bookstore training until after service is over. I mean it busy busy busy. BUT I LOVE IT! BECAUSE....
1. I love scrapbooking, and I love challenges so I am able to do that
2. I love Joni and I get to spend time hangin out with my friend!
3. I love my church and I love that I have found a place I may fit in nicely at
4. I love softball and can't wait to see if my practice this week pays off at the plate - I have had BP every day this week trying to improve my hitting-- since I have never play softball before 3 weeks ago.. I am happy with my progress)
5. I love my pastors teachings and I love what he is teaching on..(gifts of the Spirit and the manifestations of those gifts)
6. I've always wanted to know how to play guitar and our chruch is teaching us for FREE -- which is rocking! (yet another blessing of my God my Provider)
7. I love books and I get to work in the church bookstore which is amazing! TOTALLY pumped about that...
8. I love having something to do!
So that is my busy upcoming weekend, so if I don't blog.. you will know why. I am going to take a camera with me to the convention to try and get a few photos of Joni and I being silly...
SOOOO I am off to create. Perhaps later I will have time to add my layouts.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
ANOTHER shout out to GOD> Josiah is possibly going home with Mom and Dad tomorrow! WOW~ GOD IS GOOD!
Have a blessed Day! I have!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Joni's newest win.. on Practial Scrapper again.. go check her out! I love this layout by the way...
1. Went to church, Pastor Mark never ceases to amaze me. He is such a blessed teacher. We discussed the 5 "kinds" of faith. It was to say the least a great teaching. I truly enjoyed it. In case you are wondering, he is teaching on the Gifts of the Spirit and now we are tackling the manifestations of the gifts of the spirit, faith is this week. Next week will be gifts of healing. I bet my dad would like this one.
I also found out our regular worship leader (Ben) has had surgery and that is why he has been gone. I was concerned for him. He is doing better and should be back to us soon.
Last Tuesday, I joined the Media Team and I am thinking about hooking up in the bookstore for a few days a week as a volunteer. Dave said he may like to do HeBrews, so we are deciding what we would like to be involoved in. It is exciting to start developing friendships and knowing so many people at Calvary.
OH I have to sneak this information in about Saturday night. We played co-ed softball, while I did not do to well, JADE hit a bonafide double! It was so exciting. I was whooping and hollaring like it was me that hit it. We did win our game and currently sit at 3-0. We are having fun, but I get an upset tummy almost every game now. NERVES! I hate it, but I just want to do well and hate that I am not "good" at it.
2. I went to give blood found out I am iron defecient! So now I get to figure out why... it does explain why I have been so tired lately, but now I need to find out what to do about it. In case you don't know, taking iron supplements with out doctors approval can be dangerous, so I am going to try and do it naturally by eating iron rich foods.
3. Went to Joseph's birthday party, it was fun. What surprised me is when I said, "hey, whoever is going, let's go" My entire family + Casey (minus Ally who was already at a friends birthday-swim party) all got up and went... We had to take 2 cars. I thought that was really cool. I mean Joseph is 6. That just tells me how much my family loves Joni's family. It was heart-warming! The kids went and did not expect to "play" they just went to be with Joseph. Well when we got there they found out you're never too old to play at Pump It Up! so they went off and got to play. It was a great time! OH and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JOSEPH!
4. Josiah... OK can this baby be any cuter? NO I don't think so... I have put a video that his mom and dad had up on their blog on the bottom of my blog. I can't make it on the side because I don't know how to shrink it down to fit it on the side of the entries. SO just scroll all the way down and enjoy the short clip of Josiha awake and lookin cute! I did get to talk to Daniel the other day and it looks like everything is going well. They may even get to take him home as early as the end of this week. He has surgery scheduled for today and if I get an update, I will for sure let you all know.
Scrappin... well I did a layout on Saturday, and I plan on doing a few today, so I will post those all at the same time. other than that I don't have a lot more to add...BUT we may be going to Sierra Vista to visit my grandfather, Joe. He is needing someone to just come in and love on him, who better then Dave and I! So we are probably gonna find a day and head that way.
Have a great Monday!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
On to more fun things scrapbooking. I am posting a few of my layouts from last night. I did the one with my mom and the one with Joseph last night. I like the one of Joesph because of the photos and the one of my mom because of the colors. I also did a card. So what prompted two layouts and a card in one night? There are some really good challenges up at Personal Scrapper (www.personalscrapper.com) thanks to Erica and the DT I am having fun.
We play ball early tonight so I may try and sneak in a few more layouts today. But for now.. here are my layouts.
I love the one of Joseph. He is such a cute little monkey. I was so blessed to have him at our house this summer. He really enjoyed having pie with Brad & I after we went to the science center...does it show? LOL
This is the card. I was thinking of giving it to my son's volleyball coach whom is also his science teacher.
PS Sorry I am so scatter-brained, I am just multi-taking right now. I will write more when I can think straight!
Friday, September 25, 2009
OK I learned how to put a playlist together, so I have stuck it at the bottom of my page... so I don't need to add music! I am just having tooo much fun!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
NOW for more fun stuff.....
OK so my very best friend Joni won a contest on a site called "practical scrapper" http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com/2009/09/letter-sticker-challenge-winners.html
I loved the layout she did so I am going to give you the link. I loved the layout and I love her. So enjoy the site and enjoy her super uber cute idea for using leftovers.
Have a blessed day