Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas and everything after.

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! My Christmas eve kinda sucked. I got sick and I'm talking SICK. It was coming from both ends (sorry). We went to my moms and all I could do is lay on the couch. I didn't even eat a tiny bit of mashed potatoes and gravy (my fav). I got to open my pressies from my momma and my sis.

(Taken at my mom's christmas party)

They were so awesome. My mom every year gets me a box of choco cherries and this year she gave us 100.00 bucks. Then my sister gave me this totally awesome book that I adore.

A sweet video she made of the kids and what not. She is soo cute and talented.

I got home and couldn't move. UGH it sucked. We still had to put out cookies for Santa and clean up messes. I just couldn't get off the couch so Hubby had to do it all. He was not to happy lol! Then the kids went off to bed and WE were suppose to put up the trampoline but I had the shakes and shivers and told him there was no way I could do it. He went out there and tried to get as much of it done as he could. So sad. I started feeling better about 5 am so we went out and put the Santa gifts up and got everything ready. The kids had been up about 10 times all through the night checking to see if he (Santa) had made it. When we were finally done we thought for sure they would be up but nope. Ronnie got a toy with bells on it ran through the hallway with it and banged on the walls! LMAO! They came running out my daughter Aria was sooo excited it was adorable!

I had to take out the 2 of my lil one because that kid can not keep clothes on. He was only in his undies and was gonna post them because he looks super cute in his pirate eye patch but thought about internet freaks that may happen upon this blog so I took them out.

These have to be one of my fav gifts. My daughter Raven bought these for me. I love love love them. I also got a gift card from hubby for Michael's even tho we bought the ps3 and some other odds and ends. I am going to use my 50.00 for a Kerry Lynn class in feb. I cant wait!

I received my guest dt kit for scrappy girl designs. Im kinda christmased out but Ill think of something to do with it. Some great stuff in there.

That was my Christmas day. We had a good day and the kids had a blast. They love the trampoline. I have no pics yet but they will be coming soon lol! Big hug to everyone. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Why Bettie?

I thought this would be a perfect time to tell you all why I choose Bettie as my screen name and my header a lot of the times. I think she embodies something we all should have a little bit of. Don't be afraid to do what you want. Go against the grain. Have your own mind and make your own choices. Have confidence in yourself. She dared to do something that in a lot of ways was looked down upon then and now. I believe we are all our own person and we should be who we are no matter what. For that I truly commend her and think she paved the way for many a women.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Me I'll be just fine and dandy...

I'm sure this is going to be my last post till after Christmas. So first and foremost Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!!! I hope you and yours have a wonderfully special Christmas!!

(warning video game talk...If you don't like them skip this part.)
Well my hubby and I got a early Christmas present for each other...PS3..Let me tell you it's pretty cool. We are a video game family. I'm sure most of you are shaking your heads saying "Oh my!" But you have your hobby's we have ours lol! He bought Folklore for me and the kids and Uncharted for him. I'm hoping to get him rockband for his bday in Jan.

On to scrappyness. I made these 3 layouts a few days ago...

My daughter Raven and my son Rowan sitting on Santa's lap.

This is my daughter Aria about 4 yrs ago....Where does the time go?

Another Santa page...This one my daughter Raven was scared of him and cried so the Santa told me to come and sit on his lap. I said oh hell no Ill sit next to ya. LMAO! So there we go.

We went to look at lights last night and was going to go to the big Christmas tree in the park...Closed! It was only 6 pm! Was not happy. I so wanted to try out Michelle's tech that she posted on her blog. If you are not good at taking night pics go check it out. She is one amazing girl for taking pictures let me tell ya!

I have to say thank you all for the wonderful comments on that last post! I got a whole 21! That's a record! You guys are super sweet and I send a BIG HUG to all of you! Oh and over at sis my owls have 61 comments so far! OH my goodness! I will def do a rak with one of those suckers in it soon so stay tuned.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Yay me!

Ok so I watch way to much Disney (title is from suit life of Zack and Cody) lol! But I couldn't think of a more appropriate title for this blog. Seriously YAY ME! I made the Scrapperie dt! Im so super stoked. They had such a hard choice I know. There was such awesome talent it was insane! All I can say is Im excited lol! Really I am! This place is sooo fun! They have a wed night bingo session and the boards are hoppin. I have a scraplift challenge going on and you actually win a gf for the store! I mean how awesome is that! Yay me! LMAO! Ok I keep meaning to say this but forget. I use way to many !!!! all the time. I try not to but I just cant help myself.

For those who do not know what the catwalk is (gasp)(jk) Its on sis and all the fashionistas pick their favs for the week. So kind of like a lay out of the day but its for the whole week. The thing that makes it soo cool is the fact that they are all pretty big names (the fashionistas) in scrapbooking. So there ya go.

Some scrappyness...

My daughter Raven. This was her first Christmas. She was only 14 days old. That's why we named her Raven NOEL. That is my mom giving her a kiss. I'm not loving this layout but its ok. I love the pic.

Again my daughter Raven about 11 years ago! Boowhoo! Its gone by so fast. I had to fix that pic because its old and it was ruined. She had brown ink stains on her face (the pic) So she isn't as cute as the pic is irl. But i hated those brown stains on there. My very first attempt at using my sewing machine! I thought I did a ok job. Don't ask me to change the thread tho lol! I made the paper the title is on, traced it from a noteworthy of course hehe and then used my stampin up punch that I ♥ .

I think that's it for now. Going shopping today. OMG on rvak they had a cute ds case! I love the fabric too! I need to make one for my daughter. Hahaha! I should get myself one or ask hubby to get me one but I think that is such a waste when I can just play hers! Ronnie says Im addicted. Hehehe maybe a little. Did you all hear that song ("I farted on Santas Lap")? Oh man I love it. Farts make me laugh anyway. Here is a fact that I'm sure you all didn't know about me...I have NEVER farted in front of Ronnie. The whole 15 years we have been together. NEVER! What about you...Do you do that in front of your hubby's/boyfriends? I do in front of my kids tho and we laugh! Hehehehe.

Happy holidays my lovelies!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

You've really been grand...

Well guess what girls! I made it to the catwalk again and I was picked by Sarah Bowen!! I'm so excited. I mean once was super awesome twice is like I don't even know it's just really really super awesome! Hahaha. Of course it was for my owls. I have got a great response for these things. I'm so glad everyone likes them. I will def do a rak but it maybe after Christmas. I tend to make things and then once I've accomplished my task then I don't like to make that thing again. Like my skulls. So we will see. My dear friend Lindsay also made it into the catwalk with her awesome wonderful beautiful ornaments! I love them so much. Maybe her and I could do an exchange lol!

I have a few pages to share. Since I don't like blogging unless I have scrappiness to post.

Ok i just went to take pics of all of them and the others just do not seem done to me so one page to share instead of a few lol!

Oh and there is only 7 more days till Christmas!!! WOW!!! It has gone by so fast. Poo. I still need to get Ronnie something. We were thinking on the PlayStation 3 but of course I want to get him something else. I think the PlayStation is gonna have to wait till after Christmas.

Who watches survivor? Were you shocked Todd won? I was and I wasn't. I mean he shoulda won but he was a little snake lol! Speaking of shows..I have yet to mention how much i love this show...

I mean it is so fairytale and totally sweet on the eyes. Everything is so wonderful to look at and the stories are wonderful. I love Pushing Daisies.

Oh and cant forget my fav Men in trees!

I love this show. I watched it when it first came on last year and when they stopped playing them I was so scared I had to check online and make sure it wasn't canceled lol! Seriously its like Northern Exposure (if you remember that show). It's wonderful. I recommend both of those shows highly!

So i am off to go watch one of my fav Christmas movies ever! The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Love it! Have a wonderful day!

p.s. I forgot one thing...My husband downloaded the song "I farted on Santa's lap" and him and I were rolling on the floor laughing! It is such a cute funny song. I put it on the playlist so if you havent heard it you have to! Its at the bottom.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Well lookie here jack...

I was inspired by a fabric book I seen on Donna Dewery's (?) blog and had to go try it for myself. Hers was a rectangle but I wanted to do my owls that everyone seems to really like. I needed something for Jess for our swap and I couldn't find a good handmade anything for Rachel for her birthday...That's been like months ago. I mean really what do you make someone that she can't so obviously make herself and better for that matter. Not that this is one of those things but I thought it to be a little unique. The other one is for Holly for her big 3-0 I mean I hated turning 30 so hopefully this will brighten her bday a little.

They all will have my little skulls on the back. SO Holly send me your address so I can get yours to ya in a flash.

Only 9 more days till Christmas!! YIKES! Hope everyone has their shopping done.

p.s. I'm thinking a rak sometime soon with one of these in it...What do you think?

Saturday, December 15, 2007

May your days be Merry and Bright!

Well I have been working on some cuteness yesterday. I'm in a swap with the mojo girls and needed to make something handmade. I hope she will like it. I should be done with all 3 of them tmw. I have 2 other people I want to give one to. Till then I have this lo to share...

Yep that's me! Kissin a manatee in San Fransisco lol! My hubby told me to do it. He is soo silly but apparently so am I. I love going to San Fran with him. It use to be a every year thing. But when his mom passed away suddenly we haven't gone since. It's kind of our place. I love it there.

My daughters first dance was last night! YIKES! She is growin up so fast. She had so much fun. I curled her hair and she bought some shoes and some tights and a necklace. She looked so beautiful!

Oh and I am a night owl/earlybird...I mean if I had a choice I would stay up. But since I dont, I have to be a earlybird. But I hate getting up in the mornings!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I'll be home for Christmas....

Played cyber HOLINGO with my new friends over at Scrapperie last night. Fun fun! I didn't win but its all good. Still had a blast.

I finally did the olw challenge in time! I would even say it was early lol!

And my lil babushka card...She is soo cute I love her.

Not much else! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

And heaven and nature sing....

So I have just been doing lyrics to Christmas songs for my titles lol! Thought it to be festive. I have some scrappyness to share. I feel like the things that i had been doing lately were crap. I think it was doing that old paper challenge. I felt like it set me back a few yrs lol! But i feel better now. These are ok.

Inspired by Lindsay. I love love love her ornaments and this one is not as good as hers but oh well lol!

My hubby's family in 1975. He is the cute lil chubby Mexican boy on the left with the fro. LOL! He is soo adorable. I pulled his grandmothers dress colors and the orange that seems to go with these old photos.

My daughter Aria getting into her daddy's shave cream! This was also for the olw challenge but didn't get it done in time as i told ya before. It is also a scraplift that i am hosting over at Scrapperie.

And a star Santa ornament. Love glass glitter.

Was wondering what you have your heater set at? Mine is at 65 at night and then sometimes during the day I turn it up a little like to 68. The other day it was 54 in my house! I thought I was going to turn into a popsicle. So just wondering what the consensus is on this. :)

Oh and today is my daughter actual Birthday! She just turned 12! Yikes that makes me feel so old lol! I'm only 30! Ok so when I say only I'm just trying to make myself feel better. I hate that age! But 31 is fast approaching.

Holly turned 30...How was it Holly? Happy belated birthday my friend!!! So this is for you Holly!

But does that mean I missed cake and ice cream? Happy Belated Birthday

With big hugs and kisses!

Hehehe! Happy day everyone!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Peace on earth...

Well sat was Raven's Bday party. It was High School Musical and a Bratz cake lol! She wanted a Nintendo DS Lite. Well we got her one. I convinced her that I was buying her 40 dollar store presents and putting them in a big box. She kept saying "are you serious?" "Why would you get me dollar store presents?" I said hey they are good toys. She tried to convince me they break. Ronnie went out and bought like tape and toothpaste and a brush and lip balm from the dollar store and I wrapped the DS and put it in the bottom of the box and put a dollar tree bag over it. Then I put the dollar tree presents on top so when she opened it she would see them first. It was so funny. Her face when she got to the Nintendo was priceless!

Oh man it was great. Let me tell you I love this system. I'm a video game nerd anyway but I love this. Zelda came with the system and then his aunt bought her animal crossing and snood. So fun. I get to play it while she is at school hehehe!

I have a page sitting on my desk calling my name but I have yet to finish it. It was almost there but I had to prepare for the scores of pre-teens that were coming and staying the night...So there it sits. Oh and my cats knocked it off my desk about 5 times so now its missing letters! Grrr! It was going to be for the OLW challenge but for some reason I never finish that one on time! Blah! I did finish the scrapjacked one...Oh must post that.

I don't know if i like it or not...Hmm. Sorry for the glare but its dark outside. I think that's it. Oh one more thing about challenges..I got another fav on All About Eve! Awesome! :)

Trying to get my kids to stay on the nice list and not on the naughty list. Sheesh! They aren't bad kids just kids. They can be naughty sometimes. We watched Holiday in Handcuffs last night. That was cute. I remember when I use to watch Clarissa Explains It All..Remember that show? Another great one and my all time fav nick show was Pete & Pete. That show was sooo funny and cute.

Anyway I think that's all for now.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Yes that's right my fav Christmas story has come to life. The Grinch visited my tiny house and STOLE my Christmas decorations. I'm so sad. Sad that people have no respect or heart to think twice about stealing CHRISTMAS decorations. This is the season for giving and forgiving so I am trying my hardest to shake it off and hope that it was someone who is in much more need then my 4 children. Or that it at least brightens their maybe dark holiday. *SIGH*

Anyway on to other things. Finished most of my Christmas shopping. I cant wait for my kids to open everything. My daughters birthday is tmw! She will be 12.

Not much else to say...Here are some layouts I did that I'm just not feeling.

sketch challenge

Use pp older then 6 months old and this is like 3 yrs old no joke!

And just because lol!

Happy holidays!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

All about...

I did this page for the challenge over at All About Eve...In hindsight I wish I would've enjoyed my childhood more. It goes by so fast and so much of it is spent wishing you were older and an adult. I wish I woulda listened to grownups tell me play because it doesn't last forever. *SIGH* I miss the simple things that caused so much wonderment and joy. The only comfort I get is seeing my children grow up and feeling the same way I use to when I was their age. I hate getting old. It's a part of life so I just try not to think about it. Yes my age changes but my heart is still young. :)

I cleaned my desk! I mean really cleaned it. I gave my daughter a bunch of junk and my son Rowan said he wanted a scrapbook and he was going to ask Santa...So I gave him a small one with some papers. He was sooo stoked. My husband goes "great all we need is 3 scrapbookers in the house!" LMAO!

Happy Holidays lovelies!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

This is gonna be a long one!

So over at Scrapperie Collen does a daily blog topic to help us all out with blogging and this was one of them...Isn't it a cute little survey?

Colored lights or white lights on your house or not at all? Both

Hot chocolate or Egg Nog? Eww def Hot Chocolate with mush-mellows

What's your favorite holiday dish? Hmmm has to be the gravy and mashed tatoes but I have been introduced to cheese potatoes and those are yum too!

Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrap of course unless it's huge like say ummm a 13ft trampoline hehehe!

Do you hang mistletoe? No its poison and I have kids. But I do have some plastic kind but cant find it.

When do you put up your decorations? I try to do it after thanksgiving but this year I actually got my lights up outside 3 days before thanksgiving and our tree up thanksgiving night! I'm so proud of myself.

What's your favorite holiday tradition? Meeting with family.

What's on the top of your tree? My mother-in-laws Angel. Very special to me.

Do you have a nativity displayed through the holidays? Yes a few of them.

Candy Canes, traditional or flavored? Or Chocolate Covered Cherries? Chocolate covered cherries for sure! YUM!

What's your favorite holiday goodie to make and share? White chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

What's your favorite Christmas song? To hear is the Ray Charles song "the spirit of Christmas this time of year" And i love "baby its cold outside" with Ray Charles and Nina Simon and the version on elf sung by Zooey Deschanel and Redbone.

When did you learn the truth about the "magic" of Christmas? Hmm not sure.

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? I use to when I lived at home with mom but hubby doesn't like to do that so we don't anymore.

Is there a special ornament or Christmas decoration that you wouldn't feel like Christmas without? I did have those but now they have been destroyed sadly. Oh well.

Do you take neighbor gifts/treats to anyone, everyone, a select few? No

Is your big meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or Christmas afternoon? All of the above lol!

How do you decorate your tree? I let all 4 kids have at it.

Snow? Love it? Dread it? Tolerate it? It doesn't snow here so Ive never had to live in it. Its fun for a while.

Do you remember a favorite gift? My kids face when they wake up on Christmas morning.
Do you have a family get-together during the holidays with extended family? Use to but now everyone is either gone or moved.

What's the most important thing that you must do each Christmas season? Keep the true meaning of Christmas alive in my heart.

Do you bake Christmas cookies? Yes with the kids.

Do you leave cookies and milk for Santa? Of course!

Share a favorite Christmas memory.
One year we had those baby monitors and we had a skylight...well my husband got the idea to put the baby monitor up in the sky light to where u couldn't see it and then he had a jingle bell and the other monitor (outside) I told my daughter to go to bed (the sky light was in the hall right by her room) and as she walked by she could hear the jingling of "Santa's sleigh." It was sooo cute.

On sat when we went to the last Hershey Christmas party the kids got a pic with Santa... Well my son aeden just turned 4 and I don't think he really remembered Santa to much the years before. They got a gift box full of prizes and one of the prizes was a diary. My son came home that night and began to "write" in his diary. I asked him what it said and he said this " I love Santa. I love Santa. I want a flashlight. And I love Santa." LMAO! I thought it was soo cute!

Darling right? That's Raven Noel(11), Rowan Zane(7), Aria Skyy(5), and Aeden Layne(4). My babies.

Ok the new challenge is up over at scrapmojo! Go check it out! Here is my take on the challenge.

The big green ribbon is a ornament from the dollar store. The title is from the song I mentioned above by Ray Charles.

(edit: thanks to Michelle I see I am missing a I in spirit! I really do know how to spell I just didnt catch it lol!!! Anyway thanks Michelle!)

I used bubble wrap, lids, and a fork to paint with! So fun. I sprinkled glitter on the paint (bubblewrap) before it dried. I used the really big bubble wrap. I've had those darn Jolee's sticker things forever and thought this would be a great opportunity to use them! Lol! I don't like them on layouts sooo there ya go. Hmm I think that's it...So hope your holiday season is going wonderfully!