Saturday, August 30, 2008

Give me a kiss to build a dream on

Last night hung out with the cousins...

We didn't take this last night actually. It was taken a good year ago. I love it. I don't look very good in it but hey that's ok.

I took Crystal (in the middle) to the cemetery in Oakdale and we took some shots. The light was about gone and my hands were not steady. I got a few ok shots...

I edited them in photoshop and I'm not sure what one I like better.

I had to stop to say my "I love you and miss you" to Ronnie's mom (she is buried there) and then we left.

We went to my cousin Tiff's house (right) and hung out. We chatted and laughed. Nothing unusual. We are planning a road trip to Reno and you can bet we are gonna get some pics. Hopefully some good ones.

I did some scrapping the past few days. One is for the new scrapmojo that goes up on the 5th so I cant show that one but the others are just because...

This one I made, then took apart and did over. I like the after better than the before.

This one I made about a week ago and wasn't going to post it because it just looks strange to me...

This one too...I feel it's missing something.

I think I just need to push myself to scrap more, like I use to. We will see.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Labor day weekend!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

You got bad bad luck

Whew this week is...well it just is. I am trying to be more organized since i have more responsibilities lately. I maybe adding even more to it so I need to prepare for that. Why wasn't I born a neat freak? Why does my life thrive on chaos? If any of you have the answers to these questions I would love to hear it!

Well I have a yummy sneak for ya. From RVKC. The colors are fab and that frame is just oohhh lala!

Loves it right?

There is gonna be some new product in this kit coming up...I believe the paper starts with a s and ends with a s....hmmmm?? I cant wait! We also have a new dt member and she is wicked awesome.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Things are good or so I hear

Ohh yay I have got some wonderful stuff these past few weeks! First I received some wonderful pages from a pinup book from a lovely lady on sis! She was so sweet to send them to me. Thanks KIM!

Then as you all know I won olw. Well I got my prize the other day. Man that was a big ol box of stuff! YAY!

Friday night I went to my cousins to visit with them and Crystal brought over the most fabulous owl! She knows I love them and made it just for me! Isn't she the best cousin ever?!

Last but not least Ginger went to pick up some hambly when they were open to the public last week and she picked me up some wonderful new stuff!! AGH! Man drool!

Put it all together and that makes for some fabulous scrapin! HEHE!

We went to my Mom's company picnic yesterday. It is always way cool because she works for Memorial hospital and they do it up right! They had coldstone ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and nachos for snacks. Lunch was...Hot dogs hamburgers, tri-tip, chicken, salad, fruit salad, beans, and rolls. Then they had 2 bounce houses one big slide and then a boxing ring. They had about 15 carnival games for the kids to play and win prizes and a DJ.

My kids had a blast! Then we went swimming over my Mom's house. A great ending to a very hot and fun day.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Picture book

The new ScrapMojo challenge is up! My wonderfully amazing friend Cindy is our guest. I use to stalk her creations every month on Zingboom. She has a style like no other. She truly is a artist. You have to go check out her creation it is freakin awesome!

I had fun with this challenge. I try to think of stuff that will inspire but also make people go "hmm I never thought of using that!". (Talking about the challenges not my page lol!)

This is such a crappy pic! I think my camera is mad at me because I haven't used it for a while! LOL! Anyway I used the piece the chipboard ppl come on..popped them out and then sprayed it with my handy dandy glimmer mist. I then laid it down on my paper and traced the people. Took it to my typewriter and typed inside the people the lyrics to a paramore song. Its about my husband and I. We have been together for 15 yrs and we struggle at times but we still have electricity.

I hope you come and play with us! Thanks to you all for the congrats on olw and scrapjacked! I'm still excited lol!

In surgery news...I sent out invitations to my blog to the people who emailed me and also emailed them back making sure they got them but they never responded so Im assuming that it went to your junk mail. If so email me again and I will try again.
('ve lost 51lbs and its been 2 months and 2 weeks. I am pretty happy about that. I feel a little better. If I could remember to take my vitamins I think I would feel top notch. Alas I've always had a plm taking pills so I fear it's never meant to be ha!

Not much else to report except I'm being lazy and my cats knocked all my stuff off my desk for the millionth time and I'm about ready to kill them all! Hehehe! I hope you all are having a wonderful week!


Friday, August 15, 2008

Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!

I won OLW! Not only did I win that but my cousin called me this am to tell me THIS!
WHAT? Yep that's right little ol me Jacked!! I'm so stoked. You all gotta play! PLS!!!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

My happiness depends on you

Michelle, yes it was and is from the Dolly Parton song Jolene. Love that song and White Stripes did a remake of it that is rockin. It's on my playlist of course. Anyway back to why I'm posting. ;)

I got my lovely RVK yesterday!!! Man, loves it. (OH wait i have to say this. I just watched that Paris Hilton video about her being president. Kinda funny but so not the point. I heard her say "Loves it". WTF! NOOOOOOO! I am not a fan of hers in anyway and the only reason I say it is because of Lord of the Rings. So thought I would let you all know hahaha!) Wow that was a long (). Ok so I broke into my kit and went to work on it last night. Busted out 6 pages. YEAH! I still had stuff left over! WOOT! Here they are.

I don't know if you all are like me but my first page is usually the worst. This is the first page I did.

My cousin Crystal in her cute Kitty costume. Halloween 1978.

Me and hubs when we went to see xfiles. They had a photo booth there. Not the best pics in the world.

This one is a pic when my mom and i went to s.f. and we were walking to china town. We got caught in the rain. I had to take a pic. The title is from the song hard sun. It says " so i tried to want her I turned to see her weep 40 days and 40 nights its still coming down on me."

5 tools of the trade. My hand after creating that top page up there lol!

My daughter Aria eating and laughing at a bbq. Love that paper and those tags.

Last but not least...Sally inspired me with her same colored butterflies. This is my messy desk right after all of the above pages. There are a few more kits left so go and get yours! Hope you enjoyed!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

People try to put us d-down

Last night I watched vh1 rock honors The Who (did anyone else see it?). It was fabulous. It made me appreciate that my childhood was filled with such wonderful music. I use to think it was sad that I had no culture due to the fact that my parents are not just one ethnicity. I'm Irish, dutch, Portuguese, German, and Indian. Those are just the ones I know. Last night tho made me realize I do have culture to celebrate and its music. I wouldn't trade that for the world. I love music. I cant create unless its there playing. I cant clean as well unless there is something I can sing to and when its not playing on my laptop or computer its playing in my head. I grew up on some wonderful bands. My aunt and uncle were hippies and constantly had Pink Floyd, Beatles, The Who, The Doors and Jim Croce playing. My mom passed on her old records to me and I cherish them. Elton John, Peter Frampton, The Beatles, John Lennon...Just to name a few. I also grew up on old country, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams....I love it all. I am grateful that I had such diverse and wonderful music to listen to.

Now that you heard my whole shpeal of how i love music and blah blah, on to other things. I made the catwalk this week! Woot! Made me smile after a some what shitty day. Thanks Celine. She picked my olw page that you see below this post.

The next Mojo challenge is up. Pretty fun one too. Hope you come along and play with us. Here is my take on it.

Kara is our guest. Wonderful prize from RVK! YAY! GO NOW! Ha!

I have like 8 layouts sitting here waiting for me to finish them. I start it and then decide i have a idea for something else and move on. Grrr I need to stop that. Im working on a sis challenge right now and the scrapjacked too. My cats keep knocking over my crap so it hard to keep things organized and off the floor.

Oh I almost forgot I went and saw x-files! Yes it was everything I had hoped for. No alien gov conspiracy crap! YAY! Hubby took me and that meant the world to me because he is not a x-files fan. Thanks hubs.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Pls dont take him just because you can

I did OLW challenge yesterday and really like how it came out *gasp*! I know I never like what I put out but this one is ok. I mean after I post it then i start to pick it apart but oh well.

I was inspired by the song by catpower. The lyrics are typed on the paper and the pic. Sometimes my life seems like its cursed and you wonder what you did to deserve some of the things that come your way. This song conveys that for me.

The new Mojo will be up soon and we have a great guest you wont wanna miss.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

I actually have been scrappin these past few days! YAY! I think I'm finally getting my mojo back. I just gotta keep on plowin through. This month is my last month on the dt over at scrap for a cure. I'm sad but I needed to take a break from all that and get myself back together. Now I am only on Red Velvet (which is enough for me).

(SFC mini book)

(grrr I dont know what is wrong with blogger!!!SFC page of my mil with my daughter Aria)

I did however apply for the hambly dt. I wasn't expecting to get it and I am sorta glad I didn't. When I applied I was right out of surgery and pushed myself to make pages for it. I just wasn't feeling it. Of course I didn't know I was going to have so many plms with this surgery either. Anyway here are my submissions.

My sister Janna. I love that she has no cares of what other ppl think of how she dresses. I'm glad that she is unique.

My friend Kerry Lynn's daughter Maddie. She is such a doll.

I do love my wallet tho. Was thinking of selling some in my etsy soon. We will see.

So there ya go. My failed submissions lol! I'm not butt hurt...really I'm not. Ok maybe a little...ahahahahahaha! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I know I am!


Friday, August 1, 2008

Why dont you come on over Valerie

I would like to share things that are making me happy this very min.

This of course.

And these.

Ack and this!

And this is huge!

Happy Friday!