Thursday, November 29, 2007

Challenge LO and Snow?

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and had there fill of turkey! We're still eating turkey here. Lol! But I personally love turkey sandwiches!
We were gonna leave on Thursday but since family from out of state was coming early we decided to head out early too and spend the extra day with the family(Wed). There was also going to be other cousins for the kids to play and hang out with, So we decided to splurge and get the hotel with the pool and water slide! We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. Loved the hotel and the water slide, but that pool was COLD! The hotel also had a very nice "kiddie" pool.

Which leads me to the LO I wanted to share with you today. This is my last LO for the challenges over at Happy Scrapz this month. It is for the Grab Bag Challenge.


Frame, sticker and button from Happy Scrapz Grab Bag

Fonts: Saginaw, Tattoo

BG from Primary Plaids Kit by: Sindiego

If you have not been by Sindiego's blog lately you should cruise on over and check it out. Boy has she been busy! She has a gorgeous kit called "Give Thanks" up and some members of her CT have been busy making QP's! 12x12's , 8.5x11's and Brag books! These brag book pages are awesome! Since I'm doing Brag books for Christmas this year these are gonna help me get them done and printed in time for shipping!


Did I hear our weather man correctly? We are finally supposed to get our first true snow this weekend! Yippee! We had a dusting on thanksgiving that made our green grass look white for about 30 min. But this is supposed to be "plowable" snow according to the weather guy. Ohh I can't wait! It's finally gonna start to look and feel like Christmas! I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas. We are going to put up the tree and decorations this weekend so the snow will be perfect timing.

Well we're off to pick out a new snow shovel and to do some more Christmas shopping, have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


What a crazy weekend it was! First my son had his first basket ball game on Saturday morning. Which they won 14-12 Way to go Nuggets! Then the oldest had her bowling. When all this settled down and the older two had gone to great grandpas for the night I decided to drive to one of our neiboring towns to visit with some relatives and see the new bull dog puppy that was born the day before.

24 hours old

Then on the way home on the interstate my transmission in my car decided to cut out. I had our 13 month old with me so that turned into a big barrel of monkeys. I managed to limp the car off the interstate and on to a parrelling highway that still brought me back home but with only first and second gear it was a slow limp home. Sunday I spent reserching the possible problems and solutions and on Monday I spent a large part of the day under the car working on the transmission. Yep thats right I even work on my own vehicals. I managed to get third gear back so it will be ok for around town. But it's defanitly time to replace it. This is not the first time I've had issues with the transmission and back in June I hit a large piece of steal on the interstate that tore the pan open on the transmission. So who's to say that it was not damaged then. Besides all that first gear has slipped off and on ever since I got the car 7 years ago.

Now that I have vented, lets get to some LO's that I have done these past couple of days.

First off is one of my sons cat "Ashes" using the Happy Scrapz Kit Wind of Change.

Our relatives cat. She passed away about a week after this picture was taked.


Leaves by: Gina Maria

Paper is NightFall by: katg1006

Font: Heather

And last but not least I took a trip down memory lane last night about my Grandmather who passed away in 1997. While I was on this much needed trip I put together the following LO. It is just one of the Happy things I remember about her. She was born in 1932 and was struck with polio as a child. She had a natural gift with nature and loved all animals great and small. Even though her favorite rabbit would eat her favorite flowers all she ever did was shake her head and smile knowing it made her rabbit happy.

The kit used is Sindiego's new kit Floral Delight. If you haven't checked out her site you should! I think she averages a new full size kit every week! You work hard girl if you ever need anything just let me know! Fonts used are : MS Sans Serif and Old English

You can find all of Sindiego's beautiful kits on her blog at Sindiego Scrap's.

Anyone know how to get the spacing to stay put when you publish? All these big gaps are not in supposed to be in here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Challenge LO

First off I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by. You have no idea how much I appreciate reading all the wonderful comments that you have left for me.

I would also like to take this time and show you my entry in the surprise challenge over at Happy Scrapz. The challenge is how many pictures can you put in a LO.


Template 12 by: Yin

Floral Delight Kit by: Sindiego

Fonts: Phoreit, Saginaw

Remember Sindiego has her slide show tribute running so there's still time to get those LO's in! And if you don't have time to scrap, grab up some of the QP"s that are also there. And if that's not enough, Sindiego is also giving out a new kit all at the same time! I have no idea how she does it all! So head on over and pay tribute to your favorite soldier past or present. Please remember to leave her some love. She is a wonderful lady who works way to hard!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dog tags Freebie

Wow! Sorry I have not been much on the bloogin the last few days. The little one and I have both been sick. But during the last few days I have also kept myself pretty busy. In the last week alone I have done 10 LO's and made a full set of 12 QP's! But a little more on that later.

But in the mean time I have a little freebie for you all! I made this while I was working on a couple of the LO's you will see here. So you could say the LO's inspired it.

The two LO's you see today were both made using Sindiego's Lest We Forget USA Kit. If you haven't checked it out I suggest you run on over to her blog and do so! She is also running a tribute to all our military service people, past and present.

Font: Times New Roman

Angie was my best friend all through high school and Mandy was a good friend of ours that was 2 years behind us and went to a different school. When we weren't in school, we were always together. Since the towers fell and we 'went to war' I have not seen either one of them. I get updates from time to time from their parents. Although I miss them both, I am very proud of them.

Fonts: Armalite Rifle, Black Boys on Mopeds, Boring Boring

And since you hung in there with me here is your freebie.
The dog tag freebie can also be seen in use in the above layout.

Download Here

Please leave a comment if you download. I do read each of them and they are very much appreciated!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day

To "all" our Military Personnel
Thank You
My Paternal Grandfather is hidden in the back row.
Lest We Forget USA kit by Sindiego
Font: Times New Roman

Friday, November 9, 2007

Fabulous Friday

What makes it fabulous you ask?
It's Friday!

Actually I have fallen into a bit of a slump. Like I said inspiration seems to come and go in a hurry. No new Lo's to share, but I will share one I did a couple of weeks ago using my Party Time freebie. In this LO I also used Sindiego's Froggin kit. The Font is Wishbone.

Have a great day everyone, and remember to Smile! Smiles are contagious and if you smile at just one person think of all the people that will be affected by that one simple random act of kindness.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Questions and Layouts

I don't know what gets in to me. I seem to do LO's in spurts. The last couple of days I have been scrapping like mad. The whole month of October I scrapped at most 8 LO's. This month I have already past that number and it's only the 7th!

This first one is for the Happy Scrapz Template challenge this month. Jessica did a lovely job making this simple but dramatic template. I also used the "Winds of Change" kit by Jessica and Amy. Font is JI Beast.

I over layed two of the papers to get the BG paper that I used. However when I made this the little papers had a bit more shadowing to them to try and make them look a bit more folded where the stitches go through. For some reason when I merge layers I lose some of my shadowing. Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions to this?

My second LO of the day uses Tracy Drane's Template "Moving Day". I love this template! I have used it in many LO's, it is so versatile! I also used Amy Cheeseman's kit "Evening out" and the font is Turtles.

The next two are of our youngest the most willing subject I have for pictures. hehe

First off is a mix of designers. I like doing this but keeping credits straight can be a challenge at times.


Candyland kit by M.Raines of Sindiego's Scraps

Halloween07 mini kit by Sweet Moon Graphics

Bats are from Halloweenie Freebie by Scrappy Pony Designs

Font: Heather


Whimsical Garden kit by M. Raines of Sindiego's Scraps

Font: Child's Play

Well that's it for today, at least for now. Since the little one is still napping I'm gonna go give the dog a bath. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Challenge LO's

Not much going on here today we all have the sniffles and sneezes. So the little one and I are doing some scrapping and taking it easy today. Since there's nothing new, we will just get to the LO's!
The first is for the Font Challenge at Happy Scraps, using there incentive kit " Winds of Change". The Challenge font is Gubben I L and the other font is Hassel.

This second one is for
Sindiego's Scraps Butterfly Challenge. Such a simple challenge and such beautiful butterflies! I can't wait to get mine!

Primary Plaids Kit by M. Raines of Sindiego's Scraps

Monday, November 5, 2007

Bulldogs, Pugs and Freebie

What a weekend! Hope everyone had a good one I know we did! We went to the Texas Road House instead of the Outback. We both agreed it was the best steak we have found around here. 12 oz. med-rare ribeye, loaded baked potato, house salid and all the fresh dinner rolls you can eat! We will definitely be going back! We also rented a movie only to find out that our dvd player decided not to work. So we cuddled up and watched tv instead. It was really strange not having any of the kids around, it was almost too quite! But Sunday the mayhem continued! We picked up the older two and headed to Beresford for a BBQ and to pick up the little one. Jim and Mona have 5 dogs currently so the kids had a blast running around with them most of the afternoon. The little one preferred their cat.

Here are a few Lo's I did using the Happy Scrapz incentive kit for October "Winds of Change" by Amy Watson and Jessica Gorney. These two lady's rock! Fonts used are Child's Play and Freak.

Emma will be coming home to stay with us (on a trial bases) shortly after Thanksgiving.

I also have part two of "Charlette" for you

You can download Here

Friday, November 2, 2007

Charlette Mini Kit & LO

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a good week and that all the little ones got all the candy and treats they could eat. My oldest decided she was to old to trick or treat but she still dressed up and took her younger brother out while I stayed home with the little one and answered the door for all the little spooks and goblins.


Papers from Googleye kit by: Derek M Designs

Elements by: Sweet Moon Grapics

font: Childs Play

I have finally come up with a name for the grey and mauve kit. I am calling it Charlette in honor of my first step-mom. She liked all the grey's and mauves so I think it is fitting. I will be posting in two parts the first is the papers and on Monday I will post the elements for you. This weekend is gonna be another busY one. My son starts basketball on Saturday and there is the usually bowling for the oldest and then those two are going to Great-Grandpa's house to spend the night on Saturday night while the youngest goes to there aunt and uncles for the night. My Fiance and I are finally gonna go out, with out kids with, for the first time in almost two Years! His birthday was last weekend and mine is next weekend so we decided to celebrate both by going out this weekend. I can't wait to dig into that nice juicy med-rare steak at the Outback. I can taste it

already.....mmm.... See you Monday!

Download part one Here