Monday, December 31

btw, it's new year's eve soooo...


another layout & new blog header

i changed my blog header....finally. yes i know it was really basic and just plain. so i finally changed it. let me know what you think

i also completed a layout for the Scrapping the Music challenge. they have these great challenges every week. this week just inspired me enough to scrap a lo pronto! so run on over and check it out yourself, every week they have a different song that you can interpret in your own way.

thx to Rachel aka TallyHo for showing us about this great blog!

Sunday, December 30

online crop

so at tally there was a crop going on and i managed to get some lovenote cards done and one layout! they have been uploading things like crazy over there. there really is some awesome stuff and a ton of challenges that you can enter for a chance to win some cool prizes. go, run, check it out!

and let's not forget this, it took me a while to get going, so i changed my avatar to....

Friday, December 28

I *heart* this pic....

This is one I especially love. I'm really in awe that I took this pic!

a little late....

Merry XMAS!!!!
In early December we took J Downtown to see the lights, took pics by the Rivercenter Tree and the Alamo, and then we ate some yummy Tollhouse cookies sitting by the river! I just wanted to share those pics!

Wednesday, December 12

No f-ing WAY!

ok, at times i'm able to search/read blogs, (which, by the way, i have come to love!) the internet truly amazes me in how i can find anything, about everything by the typing/clicking of my fingertips!
Need something to get you in the holiday crafting mind?????
Here's one truly amazing find....

the 12 Tags of Christmas at
Tim Holtz blog

Check it out F-A-S-T!!! I need to get some tags! ASAP

Monday, December 3

Where Did I go?

ok, ok i've been hiding a little. I've run into many of you and the ? being asked is... where have i been? truthfully, honestly and sadly, i've been extremely busy. here's my list:

hubby's been coaching, basketball season has started and we are trying to go to most of the games. J loves it. He really gets into them and cheers, "Go Blue!"

the holidays hit hard, money's tight and i can't help but want to spend on scrapping stuff. if i'm online, i'll want to buy it all. i joke that i'm a new product whore, ok, junkie sounds better. i'll admit i'm a junkie for cool new things, my quick fix: but something new and it makes me "ahhh"

school. ah school. staying late. working hard. all i can say is it's been an extremely rough year and tough altogether. my hubby's insight to make the situation better is "the school year's 1/4 of the way over" (we just completed the 1st 9 weeks!) he's always so positive! you gotta love it.

lastly, this blog was created for my scrapping stuff, creative sharing. what have i created to share with ya? nada, lately. my mojo will return....... someday, just not soon enough! lol

i did scrap a few layouts that i have yet to post on here, so....
to be continued....

Thursday, October 25


Yep my guilty pleasures.....

hobbies & fave friend

these are for my this is me jounral! i know, i'm really behind!!! I'll catch up eventually!

Monday, October 22

I got sick! :(

My birthday was Sat. and I got sick that day. I went to the Med Clinic to get it checked out. I had chills, body aches, throat hurt, and my head was pounding. Well the doctor breifly checks me out and says he doesn't think it could be strep but that he could be wrong. They swab my throat and sure enough, I have STREP!!!! I spend that rest of the night tossing and turning, uncomfortable, couldn't breathe good and unable to sleep. I spend some time on Sun. resting too. I think I'm starting to feel a little better, mainly because I optted to take the shot. Yep, in the boot-tay!

Well, what a way to spend my day! Luckily I had gotten my camera as my b-day gift a few weeks earlier! I had a great time going out with my hubby and friends on Fri. night before the strep took it's course!

Wednesday, October 10


I hate it when I can't scrap all the time. Do I really have to go to work? lol
I made a 2 pager over the weekend. Recently I've been inspired by Pip's blog. She rocks the freestyle 2 pagers. Check her blog out here. Trying to get back to working with 2 pagers, you know just change it up a bit!

I still had to sneak in a one pager yesterday. It's for the Survivor thing at Tallyscrapper. This layout was fun to do. painted on it, stamped, doodled. fun, fun! Dh always says I love you this much! He holds his front of his hands back to back to make a full circle, never ending. {not much of a romantic} but i will take the cute comment!

Fall Fun...

J started tee ball on Sat. very interesting to see him play on a team. the first time he batted, he hit the ball....well shall i say tapped the ball, it rolled a few feet in front of him and he pounced on it. he was the first one to get to it and then all the other players from the other team piled on. i had to inform everyone that yep!!!! he's an only child! he has to hit the ball to himself and catch it himself!

After the game we stopped by a pumpkin patch. this is on of my fave pics from it. there's something about these rows of pumpkins that makes me smile!

then we had a blast carving them at my mom's house! made a mess there! lol not at my house. loved this pic of the lighted jack o'laterns!

Sunday, September 30

i did it, now help!

i bought a new camera, love it, some features I'm struggling with & NO!!!! I don't want to sit and read a manual! Can someone give me a tutoring session?!?!? LOL
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
i think i have a slight ADD problem, i cannot even think about sitting down to read through all that! i hope to have some lovely pictures to upload very soon. i've played with it a little already and i took a few nice practice shots. Here's one of them...

some editing.....

photo editing

there's a section in tallyscrapper to add photos to. i added these before the editing and then after.

Fun Fun Fun

I had a blast scrapping at my house on Fri. Night. There were some awesome people busy making awesome stuff. Just want to say thanks to everyone who came. I enjoyed each & every one of you.

Sam, oh wowie wow, she cracks me up. I could listen to her talk for hours.

Marty's book is great, I can't wait to see the finished product. Getting messy is so much fun. That's the joy in creating. And boy did she get messy & creative!

Kim made a mum for her son. He's going to love it and really be grateful that his was made & not store bought!

Gina, what can I say, I love her style. And she is a sweetheart!

Can anyone imagine what would it have been like had we started earlier......Those who were here you know what I mean.

I had a total B-L-A-S-T!

Catching up....

trying to catch up as fast as i can on my "this is me" journal. This prompt is "in my honest opinion". Which Reads:
I watch too much Reality TV
People stalk Celebrities way too much
I spend way too much $ on scrapbook stuff
I'm loving B & W photos

Thursday, September 27

TS's Sept. Kit!!!

It had chicken wire in it! Yep, chicken wire. Which I've never scrapped with! It was so much fun to make one of my altered canvases! Here's how it turned out! Let me know what you think.....oh, btw, i made the little house out of felt! Which I need to add was inspired by Elsie.

Wednesday, September 26

take a look...

got pics from the accident! :(

Oh my, I forgot

I so forgot to show off my lss sb911's garage sale find. Take a look at these pics loaded with stuff & I forgot to add 4 packs of Chatter Box alhpa's & some rub-ons! Read about their sale on their blog. There's a pic of me digging around for stuff.

Does it happen in 3's????

I was in a 3 car accident this morning. I got rear ended!!! I'm ok, although my neck is sore & stiffening up. I've never really been in a car accident it totally freaked me out. Luckily my dh was not too far away as we were both on our way to school/work. He stopped by and stayed with me. I had a Dr's appt. & they took xrays. I'm just thankful my ds was not with me. The back of my PT Cruiser is very badly damaged. The back is all flat so it just got pushed in further and the bumper is really messed up. The other car barely had any dents, a few scratches. I'll post pics later!

All in all, bottom line, no one was really hurt. My neck is sore. {My ds's was at daycare, I'm grateful he was not with me.} The other car I bumped had no damage, so she left. And the person that hit me was fine.

The 3's title? ds had strep last Mon., took him in yesterday for croup, & now the car accident! wow!

Monday, September 24

The Cover

So I'm going to try to keep up with the This is Me Journal. Here's a pic of my cover...

Sunday, September 23

Lookie Lookie What I Found...

I love to sit here and search the net, I could waste hours finding scrapping stuff! Well today I found THIS! I can't wait to start. There's so many projects I have going on right now. Things floating in my head... what a perfect place to put them down on paper! In my This is me journal! Off to get started! Wish me Luck with keeping up with it!

Sunday, September 16

Fun, Fun....

I taught my first scrapbook class at SB911 last Sun. It was so much fun!!! I thought it might have been difficult, you know transitioning from teaching children to adults, but you will not believe how awesome it went. Everyone was so nice and I got lots of smiles, which meant everyone was pleased! All of the clear albums came out great! I like to see how everyone adds their own "touch" to it! Here's a little pic for ya! BTW, Gina stopped in and took this pic! (I added the touch up.) I finally got to meet her, we've been blogging back & forth, so it's nice to finally meet. She's super sweet & nice! Thanks Gina for the shout out on the blog!

Saturday, September 1

It's Up!

My class is up on Scrapbook 911's blog!!! I have some spot available. There's also a really neat Halloween class taught by the wonderful Jennie. Read all about it!


I did this tonight. After about 2 1/2 weeks of not scrapping I finally got something done!!!

Thursday, August 30

missing you.

My mojo went out the window as fast as it could when I had to report back at school. I'm totally missing scrapping!! A few of us got together last weekend and had a few beverages, but I did no scrapping. yep, none. :( I had an absolute blast hanging with all the girlies though. That was so much fun, we talked and talked. Reminded me of the high school days when the girls just gab away. That was us.

I miss scrapping.
I miss the "my time".
I miss logging in at tally.
I miss my free-no work time.
I miss hanging out with my son.
I miss taking him to SeaWorld.
I miss seeing my hubby for more than 1 hour in a day.
I miss making all of us breakfast for more than one day a week-Sundays.
I miss sleeping late.
Oh boy, do I miss my sleep.
I miss being stressed free.
I miss alot of things right now.

I want to get my creavitiy going again.
I want to have a few drinks.
I want to hang out with my friends.
I want to go on an grown up night out. No kids.
I want to go out to a club and dance with my hubby.

I see kids all week, all day
and then I have my little one at home too.
I worked from 7:30 am to 5:20 pm today.
I usually work all day, pick up my son, cook us dinner, hang out with him for a few hours, try to catch one of my shows, sneak on the net for a few mins., give my son a bath, do the night routine and then put him to bed.
By that time,
I'm done.

Thanks, needed to vent.
Needed to get that out.

Saturday, August 11

Do you ever have time?

time to do it all?

there's people i know in this net world who are always blogging (have like 3 of them), scrap like nobody's business, complete all challenges, daily life scrapping, and deck of me cards, are uploading layouts to flickr to share with others, uploading layouts to scrap submit, and printing their pics at home to start that whole cycle over again?

oh & did i mention they always have the newest product which means they are either at their local scrapbook store snatching it up before everyone else, or surfing the net ordering off of a site! geez, more time on the computer. oh and let's not forget chatting with friends and posting messages on the boards.

lately i've been on the computer ALOT! which means i've been surfing b/c you guys know i have not been blogging. i joke with the husband that i need a laptop with wireless internet so that at least i could go to bed early.
how do some of you guys do this?

oh i think i can add another thing to that list... they also have time to edit their digi pics! do you have time to do all this?

aren't there kids to bathe, mouths to cook for, houses to clean, errands to run, ways to earn $?????? could i add more to THAT list?

An excitement to share.....

well, i've always wanted to do more with my scrapping and i've recently had a few little toots getting pubbed in 2 online mags, but i want to do more. what more can i do? a great next step would be to start teaching at one of the local scrap stores here in san antonio. yes, ladies & gents, i will start teaching classes at Scrapbook 911!

my first class will be on making a fun, trendy clear mini album all about "my loves"! it will be on sun., sept. 9th and will include many cool things: heidi swapp masks, paint dabbers, love elsie paper, bling, ribbon, primas..... this is going to be so much fun! read more about it here.

here's a preview of the class, one pic to get you intrigued!
Clear Album-Side

Tallyscrapper Aug. Kit

I got the Aug. Kit last Friday and went straight to work on it! I created 3 layouts using it. i'm posting it really last beacuse things have been hectic. it seems like i got hit with lots to do this week. there was an inservice i had to attend, a deadline i set for myself to make a clear mini album for a class i will be teaching at my lss, Scrapbook 911. i'll post more about that in a few.
Best Friends
Cowboy Breakfast
While Counting

Thursday, August 2

A favorite

Check out my clear ric-rac! love playing with the clear stuff now!
Tomorrow's agenda: To crop at my friend's house! All day!

Friday, July 27

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New Layouts, New Products

New Basic Grey: Infuse
New Cherry Arte in Moracco
Love, Elsie Released at Hobby Lobby
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