Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dumb Bum/Saturday Findings

So I was chatting with my YAYA Katie the other day and she proceeded to give me an earful of "crap" as the weight loss ticker I had orginally had on my blog was from a diet pill company. For the record i am dead against diet pills, and just loved the ticker... I didn't realize where it came from... BAHAHAHAHAHAHA Yes DUMB BUM.. so thanks Katie for bringing this to my attention, I would hate to have endorsed that on my blog. LMAO

So yes I am on the weight loss quest. I have really approached this one with more smarts me thinks... I haven't cheated myself out of anything, but really have concentrated on portion size, and not snacking at night. Some days I came in under my points, and once this week I indulged in one extra point from my extra 35 weekly points. If you haven't guessed, I am on Weight Watchers. I have done the Online program as I know myself and have a hard time going to the meetings. I wasn't suppose to weigh myself until Monday, but I did yesturday and am already 2 pounds down.. Hee Hee.. Anyways this is going to take me a good year or two to get my weight down... but baby steps... I'll make it!

This weekend I hope to scrap.. we are looking to go apple picking tomorrow and enjoying a gorgeous weekend..


It has been a while since I blogged, so I have lots of catching up to do....

Have you been on the Memory Makers 2008 Masters blog yet? Check it out here.

Love this craft found on this blog... They are called PAPER PINS here is a pic of the and the link has the tutorial on how to make them.

Love this idea... use puffy paint on your plain brads to add accent and texture. I can't wait to try this. Check it out here

Congrats to Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen for winning the grand prize Pizzazzill Creative Imaginations contest. Cheryl used my challenges to create a few of her entries... WTG Cheryl, you rock!

Becky Higgins is blogging now... here is the link

Gorgeous Tile Tutorial here.. if you love using alcohol inks.. you'll love this project!

Maria is creating non stop these days. She has made two different accordion mini albums. Love the winter one!!! Makes a great stocking stuffer or a quick put together for a loved one. Thanks for the tutorial girl!!!!

You Might Be Addicted to Scrapbooking curtosy of Scrap Scene.. OMG this ROCKS!!!!!

This is my next years B-day cake.. even if I have to bake it myself...LMAO... OH YAYA's... HeeHee... I am in LOVE!!!!
found it on the Randomly Speaking blog which by the way if full of inspiration ALL THE TIME!!!

Quote of the Week
Progress always involves risk;
you can't steal second base
and keep your feet on first.
~ Frederick Wilcox

Quiz of the Week
Your Halloween Costume Should Be

A Bumble Bee

Elsie's latest entry on her blog was an awesome read. A small look into her large life!

Heidi Swapp has been posting about her life overseas.. I think all her entires are going to be super interesting, and I look foward to reading all about her journey! All that work with all those kids... AMAZING!

Best place to get CHOCOLATE in CANADA is a place called PURDY's. They are unfortunantely only in the west to my knowledge.... they are too die for! Be sure to try the hedgehogs!!!

It's a potato harvest... I really enjoyed this entry!

ScrapScene altered envelope contest... read it here

The journaller's Junction challenge #35... that's a whole lot of journalling!

My YAYA Steph has been busy creatinf... check out her work here

My other YAYA Mellisa made this wicked LO of Steph all decked up in mel's wedding attire... it was so fun watching them play around.... so glad you scrapped this girl!

My girlfriend Barb is the queen of lists... check out her latest entry here. I see a bloglift in my future.

Well I think that is all for now. Hope you enjoyed the read and hope you enjoy your weekend!


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Findings

I have been anxious to do this post seeing as I missed it last weekend... LOL May be a tad long today.... but I am sure you can handle it!! Enjoy the read!

Before I really get going on my "treasure hunt" I just wanted to post a couple pics of my girls as of late. They are getting so big and I am such a proud mama... I can't wait to scrap these..LOL

Too cute!!!!!!!!!

Check out this wall hanging over at Desert Bloom Blog... gorgeous! Here is the link

Erica from Sketch it has posted a few awesome single photo sketches... she is an amazing sketch artist... check em out here

Have you seen the new Scenic Route Halloween line coming out?? It's called Salem and I am all over this...LOL Here is a sneek peek..

Found his cute cartoon recipie

Pencil Line has another FABO sketch posted....Sketch #49... they get better and better!!!

KI Memories has another awesome challenge posted on their blog.. find it here

I can't rememeber if I posted the latest sketch from Gettin Well if I have so be it, here is a reminder... if not... here is the sketch...LOL

HEEHEE - I am always a sucker for a cute medical joke...LOL
Kidneys and Livers
"Two old men were arguing the merits of their doctors. The first one said, "I don't trust your fancy doctor. He treated old Jake Waxman for a kidney ailment for nearly a year, and then Jake died of a liver ailment." "So what makes you think your doctor is any better?" asked his friend. "Because when my doctor treats you for a kidney ailment, you can be sure you'll die of a kidney ailment." " curtosy of Arcamax

Came across this blog called ARTISTIC AVENGER.. and she has a an awesome PP gift bow posted and directions on how to make it... SO IMPRESSED.. find it here!

Great craft site... especially for the blog lovers ALL FREE CRAFTS BLOG

Looking for some great Xmas ideas and have the time to create something for your loved ones... check this link out... it's worth it I promise!!! LOL

I adore this idea of this blog... and just may give it a whirl myself!!! LOL

What Kind of Desert are you most like?
This is mine.......

You Are a Brownie

Decadent and intense, you aren't for the weakhearted.
Those who can deal with your strong flavor find out how sweet you really are.

LAST MINUTE CALL... for Everyday digital Scrapbooking.. check this out here

Love this challenge from Cardvaarks... here is the link

Instant human...just add coffee! Unknown

Well blog readers that is just about enough of my browsing for now...LOL Not as long as I thought it'd be but I also have me things to do today!!! So hope you enjoy!!



Friday, September 14, 2007

WAHOO - Past first round!

So I have something new... I decided to join the "TOP DESIGNER" contest over at BAD GIRLS totally just for the challenges (I was doing them whether or not I got thru)... well I have made it past the first round.... WAHOOOOO!! Very unexpected as the talent in that gallery knocked my socks off!!! LOL The challenge was "Colour Theory", ways to use colour to express an emotion/mood etc. Well this was the LO I submitted!!!

YES, that is my YAYA Steph, and one of the most beautiful girls I have ever met. This picture of her is so gorgeous and classy. I went for the elegant feel here and I think that I accomplished it...LOL

So us YAYAs (my bestest friends... KATIE, MELLISA, STEPHANIE and TANYA) have decided to do a monthly swap of photos to add to our YAYA albums. This month was Steph's and she is the proud owner of 4 very different, very beautiful lo's. I have given my pics already and the other gals are giving out theirs soon, I can't wait for our future reveals.... LOL

Anyways... just shouting out... this week's challenge is to use texture on your lo... have me some ideas.. the wheels are a spinnin...!!!


Saturday, September 8, 2007


Most of you know that my mom and I share the same B-day.... so today's post is just a quick shout out to my mom and my kids granny!!!!

PS... Will post the Sat findings at a later day this week.... too much celebrating...LMAO

Friday, September 7, 2007

LO Share - SHE

Just another LO to post. Loving the 6x12 size, thanks Becky Fleck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's Angie when she was a wee one..... Not too sure if you can see it but I have a hibicus clear flower from HS under the pink flower at the bottom of page. IRL this is a a great effect! TFL!!!


Thursday, September 6, 2007

The dry scrapping spell is over!!

I'm back baby.... LMAO!!!
I did this Alone LO yesturday (based on a challenge/sketch over at LM), and another LO that I can't share yet as it is for my YAYA and we are having our reveal Fri night. Will post as soon as I can after that cause it is one of my best!! LOL

So this lo Alone was inspired by a challenge over at Lifetime Moments. I am participating in their LO/Card a day Sept challenge. We'll see what I can get done. LOL So this LO was suppose to be about making a list. Well I didn't go with the traditional list making, but instead used the background PP as my source. So I journalled my list on there. The theme is pretty much how John and I rarely have time to be This includes any picture we want to take...

This LO Angelcake is one of my faves too.. No sketch no nothing..... my very own design... which is a great victory for me, as I pretty much 80% use a sketch...LOL The story behind this lo was discovering that my oldest DD Alexa is now a little girl and no longer a toddler. I had a hard time with that.
Thanks for looking and have yourself an amazing day!!!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Just some random thoughts

Morning, an odd day for me.. took today off as I am pulling a 24 hour shift thursday and friday. So catching up on some e-mail, and I AM GONNA SCRAP BABY!!!! Wahoooooo!!!

Came across this quote from Oprah's Mission Calender Inspiration for today... just beautiful!!!

"We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty. And the real beauty is within us." -- Ernesto Cardenal

I truely love a good quote that makes you smile and think.... that is what this one does for me!!! LOL

Thanks to all that responded to my sketch tutorial request.... please send me your addy's and I will ensure a little something gets into the mail for you!!!

Well not a large post today... I have me some creating to WISH ME LUCK!


Monday, September 3, 2007


Hey bloggers.... I am looking for an amazing how to make a sketch tutorial out there in internet land. Basically I have tons of pencil sketches that I have done, and want to convert them to gorgeous sketches like you see on many of the sketch sites. I have yet to come across anything that has tickled my fancy...

I tell ya what... if you point me in the right direction and I am particularily fond of what you have shared I am offering a RAK to you...

Please e-mail me or leave me a comment here on my blog.

Thanks muchly in advance!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, September 2, 2007

Challenge Sunday #10

STRETCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.... YYYYYAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! Oh I am tired today!!! LOL Thank goodness tomorrow is a stat holiday.... Sometimes it's good to just be lazy..... doncha love days like that????

This weeks challenges are COLOUR based.... ENJOY!

1. Pink, Green and Orange

2. Blue, White and Green

3. Red, Pink and White

4. Orange, Black and White (maybe a hint of

5. Purple, Brown and Black

Anything goes.... cards, lo's, altered art, but you must have 5 different projects with these are the ONLY colours. Some are trickier that others.... may have to mix and match your stash... or you may have that perfect

A RAK sent to the FIRST person to complete all 5 of these challenges (and the second person will get a lil something My Raks are worth the creations...hint hint... Please e-mail me with a link to your projects!!!

In saying that... I received a winner for last Sunday's challenges (actually it was 2 Sunday's ago)... The winner is Cheryl from Engineered Expressions blog. Cherly completed 5 different projects for all five of my challenges..

Black and White

Journal on a Tag

Linear LO

Use Queen & Coy


WTG Cheryl and congrats.. Rak will be mailed this weekend!!!! Thanks for playing!!!

Thanks to all that submitted and completed the challenges... I am getting great feedback!!!!!

Hugs and have a great day!


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Saturday Findings/Chicken Pox

Sorry I was MIA this week, I have been dealing with chicken pox in my house. My girls returned from the camp ground, and my oldest Alexa had small bumps on her. Assuming they were bug bites, we carried on as per normal. Well Lexa woke up the next morning with a whole wack more of the "bug bites" and the realization hit us. Then Angelina woke up the next day with all kinds of little bumps.... CRAP.. CHICKEN POX!

We were confused as the girls have both been vaccinated, and the bumps didn't present as normal chicken pox. They never blistered, no fever from either girl, no icky sickies, just bumps that look like they'd come to a head any minute but never did. They are itchy as all heck for them though. So after chatting with the docs that I work with, it was clarified... be warned, your kids can still get chicken pox if they have received the vaccination. They say only a 10% chance, but both my girls, my nephew, and other friends kids have all gotten it... Me thinks there is more than a 10% Anyways, god luv aveno oatmeal baths, calamine parties (I had to get painted with and good ole Benadryl. Life makes sense once again!! LOL

On with my Sat findings...............................

New Quiz of the week

Your 80s Hunk Is

Kirk Cameron

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. this made me laugh... I did like him in the 80's... HAVE FUN!

New Quote of the Week
Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

Pencil Lines #47 (love this sketch)

Really Lovin Jenni Bowlin. So I am getting both her paper crafting and project monthly kits... I feel so inspired looking at her kits... just need the time to scrap now...LOL Find her Sept kits here

Truely love my girlfriend Robyn's blog.... her latest post was to use one word to describe.... here is my list!

1. Yourself: outgoing
2. Your significant other: patient
3. Your hair: frizzy
4. Your mother: beautiful
5. Your Father: handsome
6. Your step father/mother: none
7. Your dream last night: strange
8. Your Favorite drink: margarita
9. Your Dream Car: bug
10. The room you are in: messy
11. Your Ex: sweet
12. Your fears: solitude
13. What do you want to be in 10 years: happy
14. Who you hung out with last night: family
15. What You're Not: shy
16. Muffins: fruit
17: One of Your Wish List Items: vacation
18: Time: morning
19. The Last Thing You Did: talked
20. What You Are Wearing: pj's
21. Your Favorite Weather: cool
22. Your Favorite Book: suspense
23. The last thing you ate: chicken
24. Your Life: rollercoaster
25. Your Mood: anxious
26. Your Friends: YAYA's
27. What are you thinking about right now?: questions
29. What are you doing at the moment?: thinking
30. Your summer: horrible
31. Your relationship status: married
32. What is on your tv?: Franklin
33. When is the last time you laughed?: morning
34. Last time you cried?: week
35. School?: soon

That was fun Robyn... thanks for the idea!!!! LOL

MY YAYA Steph is probably one of the most beautiful faces I have ever met.... I often joke with her that her face could launch a thousand ships.... Check out her GREAT GATSBY 2007 Pics... just stunning!!!!!!!!

New challenge blog alert... CATEGORY STORIES


Another YAYA Tanya has her company OH LA LA Designs featured in the Canadian scrapbooker... check out the clipboard (we were with her when she made IRL) Congrats girl!!!!!!!!

Well I can't go and leave any of my YAYA's out can I?? So check out Mellisa's latest work.. she has been a crazy scrapping machine as of late.. Gorgeous work sweetie! BTW - check out her hubby... he's hot!

Di has posted her September 2007 layout sketch

Check out this cool Halloween banner made by Melanie C Designs blog!!

Altered Fab Flowers from Queen & Coy blog... check them out here.

Make your own Bubble Mailers...

Too cool.... and another great way to use your Link here

So the effers went MIA on their blog for a while but have recovered, and come up with their own web page.. Way to go girls!! Find them here!

Hey if your Canadian and love to rent movies check this company out. I swear by them, and have been with them for a bit now.... definantely pleased! ZIP.CA

Well folks, that's it for this Sat.... I am hoping to blog more this week, and yes tomorrow the Sunday challenges are going up... with a few pics of last challenge entries and RAK winner!!!

Have a great one!!!