Monday, October 30, 2006

The Naked Chef!

Tonight I went over to my friend Araxi's house to help her make cupcakes for her son Alex's pre-school for Halloween! I had the BEST time! Alex was such a little helper! He was just too freakin' CUTE!!! He helped with everything!!

And thanks again for dinner Araxi!!! It was FANTASTIC!!!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

HUGE eBay Auction!

I Just posted this HUGE scrapbooking auction on eBay!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Friend & Friendship Contest Winner!

This LO so deserved to win!! The journaling brought me to tears!
There were soooooooooooo many wonderful layouts, that we wanted to give out a few Honorable Mentions as well (in no particular order):

"Childhood in my Heart" By: themacmomma

All of the Honorable Mentions will be receiving a special prize as well.

Hidden Journaling:
My friend, Sherri, is also my hero and inspiration. When we first met, 20 years ago, neither of us imagined the dreams we would share, the challenges we would overcome or the grief we would experience together. We just knew at the time that we “clicked”. We both loved shopping, especially at second-hand stores, and wewere deeply involved in church activities together. She admired my creativity and I was in awe of her voice. She sings like an angel. I often joke that when we get to heaven, I hope my mansion is next to hers so I can listen to her sing all day. I already had 3 children, but was blessed to share in the birth of Sherri’s 3 beautiful children.Our families often got together for a cookout and fellowship. We were happily zipping through life and raising our children when Sherribegan to notice that Blake, her oldest, was having some “problems”He was soon diagnosed with a rare degenerative disorder called A.L.D.Blake’s only chance was a bone marrow transplant, which he received on his 8th birthday. Blake was a valiant little fighter and pulled through, although he is profoundly disabled. Since the disease is hereditary, Sherriand her husband had the other 2 children tested and the results were positive. A.L.D. is not fatal to females, so Elizabeth, her middle child isa carrier, but Phillip, the youngest also needed a transplant. They decidedto give him that chance. Although he had not yet had any symptoms of the disease, it was his only chance for survival. Phillip came through with flying colors and was sent home after a few months. Several weeks later, he developed pneumonia and was taken to a children’s hospital in another state. We were with Phillip’s family when he went home to Jesus a few weeks later. He was 5 years old. Since then, we’ve walked through numerous other trials together, including numerous problems of my own and Sherri’s divorce. Now she is a single mom raising a teen-aged daughter and a disabled son. Blake is 18 and I’ve watched Sherri walk this walk for over 10 years now. I’ve never seen a woman go through the flames with more grace than Sherri. She took online classes and earned her degree in social work for the sole purpose of extending her hand to others. Her main focus in life remains her children. She is an amazing woman. Her faith has grown by leaps and bound where others with lesser character would have been crushed. She is not bitter or full of self pity. She is first on the scene when I need a word of encouragement or just someoneto listen. She is full of a wisdom that has only come at a great personalsacrifice. I am so honored and blessed to call Sherri “FRIEND”.

Recent LO...

This LO is of my Fab. friend Araxi!! This girl is a barrel of laughs!! She always has me rollin' when we get together!!! Thanks Araxi for being YOU!

I used my Say What?! journaling block on this LO.

Journaling reads:

Araxi is one Fab. Chick! I just love this girl! I don't get to spend as much time with her as I'd like, but when we do get together we have the "BEST" time!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Have You Entered?!?!?!

This is one of the BEST prize packages so far!!! You've gotta enter!!! You still have time!!!

Click HERE to enter!

Upload your LO to the Contest gallery!

What have you got to lose?!?!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Say What?! Journaling block Sighting

Hee hee hee...I was just browsing some blog and I found this on Joanne's blog! She used my Say What?! arrow journaling block s on this adorable calendar she made!! I just love it Jo! I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but I couldn't find the comment link????

Sunday, October 15, 2006

4 New LO's and a Very Late Night!

Well, I woke up at about 10:30 this morning and that because my Dad called me, otherwise I would have probably slept longer!!! I didn't get home till about 4 am this morning from Margaritas house. We had a GREAT day scrappin' together and we both go a lot done. So, it was a very productive day!! I have to say that this was probably the latest I've ever scrapped... The time just flew by!!

A lot of Scrappin' going on!

It's 4:20am and I just got home from my friend Margaritas house!!! We pretty much scrapped the WHOLE day away..... I'm off to bed and I will post my LO's when I wake up.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

A last goodbye and a good cry.

Tomorrow one of my dear friends is moving to Florida. I've known Capella for almost 4 years and we've become really close over the last year and a half. Tonight Ang & I went over to Capella's house for our last goodbye. I've been holding the tears back for about a week now, but tonight I couldn't hold it back any more. We both hugged and cried like babies!!! I wished here and her family a safe trip and told her hubby Mike he was an A*Hole for taking her away from us. Then I was on my way home and pretty much cried the whole way.....
I know I will be talking to my homie on the phone all the time, but it's not the same. I can't wait till Jan. when she will be back for CHA. We took these pictures tonight as we talked about going to visit Capella in March.
I love you girl and I will miss you BUNCHES!! *Stuuuuupid....

Friday, October 13, 2006

November Kit will be up on the 15th!

November 2006 Kit Product List:

9 Sheets of American Crafts "Play" patterned paper
6 Sheets Bazzill Cardstock
1 Pack American Crafts Mini Marks Rubons~ Book One
1 Sheet MAMBI "Chester" Floral Glitter Stickers
1 Package American Crafts Elements Square Buttons
1 Paper Mache Round Wall/Door Hanging Project ~ 6" diameter
1 Package American Crafts Remarks "Roosevelt" font Alpha Stickers
1 Bazzill Round Chipboard Tag
1 Technique Tuesday Tiles "Zig Zig" Baseboard
6 American Crafts Greenhouse Plastic Flowers "Martha"
2 Deluxe Designs Chipboard Photo Corners
1 Maya Road Ribbon Slide (Fresh Collection Color may vary per kit)
2 Lil' Davis Glitter Shapes (shapes may vary per kit)
6 Buttons (Colors to match)
12 Bazzill Brads: 6~10mm; 6~ 5mm
4 Yards Assorted Ribbon to match

November 2006 Add-On Product List:

1 Package Technique Tuesday Tiles "Scalloped" Baseboards
1 Package American Crafts "Thickers"
1 Package Basic Grey Chipboard Elements
1 Sheet Basic Grey Romani Border Rubons~ Black
1 Package Lil'Davis Tinseltown Glitter Flowers~ Rose
1 Paper Mache Round Box with Lid ~ 3"w x 1.5"h
5 Bazzill Rectangular Chips
5 Bazzill Bittly Blossoms (Colors to match kit)
5 Tickets
1 Deluxe Designs Chipboard Flower
1 Lil' Davis Silver Buckle (shape to vary per kit)
1 KI Memories Clear Flower Bubble Frame (Flower to vary per kit)
2 Packages of Thread~ 1 Black; 1 White
3 Yards Assorted Ribbon

Thursday, October 12, 2006

November Kit Sneak Peek!

I just finished up this LO for the One Page at a Time November kit.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Mama & Baby

The mama & baby squirrel were out on my patio again tonight and the baby is just so FREAKIN' CUTE! Below is a little video I took of them. Sorry, not the best quality...It was shot with my lil Canon Power Shot camera.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Picture Perfect

Just finished this one up. The scan isn't so great. I'm lovin' my new HP Photosmart Gogo Printer!! It really prints out GREAt photos!

Newborn Photo shoot

Here's a few favorites from my 1st newborn photo shoot.

Lost Premier!

Ok, so we got to see the premier of lost last night in STYLE! Susy's DH, Phil got this AWESOME 6' x 10' foot projection screen & theater system for us to watch the show on!!! It was so cool! Also, Susy made an AMAZING dinner..... Lemon Chicken, baked potato & salad. I brought DESSERT!!! Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream from Baskin Robins and all the fixin's to make HOT FUDGE SUNDAES!!! It was a GREAT night!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My BEAUTIFUL Friend Susy

Party on the Patio

There were about 5 squirrels on my patio this afternoon. They're just too freakin' CUTE espically the little itty bitty baby!

The Zune Mp3 Player

Now this is want I'm talking about!!! I bought an iPod a while back and was not happy with it at all. Thank god I bought it at Costco, cause I was able to return it. It totally messed up all my music files by converting them to another file type. I think they were MP4's or something like that, but now Microsoft is coming out with this bad boy in November!

The iPod has a new enemy in town, with an official release date of Nov. 14 in the USA and a $249.99 price tag. The Microsoft Zune opens a new market of "social" music connectivity.

WMA, MP3, AAC, JPEG,WMV, MPEG-4, H.264 media playback

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity30 GB Hard Drive

3 inch video LCD 320x240

White, Black, and Brown Colors

FM Radio

TV output connectivity 640x480

Dedicated song download site (Zune Marketplace)

DJ Mode

Podcast playback

Updateable Firmware

Estimated 12 hr battery life for audio, 3.5 hr video

3 day playback of Wi-Fi transfered songs from friends

XBOX streaming

XBOX (Microsoft) points compatibility

Preloaded music videos

Over a dozen accessories at launch

5.6 ounces in weight, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.58 inches size

Metric: 158 g, 112 x 61 x 14.7 mm size

Custom background images

WiFi transfer of photographs Tag based storage system (Will not appear as drive)

PC Compatibility (no Mac client at launch)

Zune tag enabled Horizontal and vertical video orientation

Just Finished Up This One Tonight

I always seem to to get LO's done faster when I'm home scrappin' by myself. Well, as long as the phone doesn't ring!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by my friend Colleen! Here are 7 songs I LOVE and listen to!

Panic! at the Disco: Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off (This Whole CD ROCKS!)
The Fray: How to Save a Life
Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars (But I LOVE the Whole CD!)
My Chemical Romance: Welcome to the Black Parade
Evanescence:Call Me When You're Sober
30 Seconds to Mars :The Kill
Justin Timberlake: SexyBack (<---My Phone Ring Tone)

Now it's your turn. I'm tagging friends who blog regularly and these are the rules: list 7 matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or are any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 others to see what they’re listening to.

So here's who I've tagged!!! Susy, Megan, Wendy Reed, Tena Springer, Juls, Steph J. Carol Wingert

Today's LO....