Monday, May 30, 2011


Wow, I havent blogged ina little while! I have been busy. My middle DD celebrated her 13th birthday a little early with about 13 friends over the house. They played lots of different games, swam twice, ate cake and ice cream, opened presents, watched movies and talked til 6 am and slept in till almost noon!
She asked for candy, mechanical pencils, gum, crazy high socks, and money... Below is a picture of what she got (the money is not in the pic).
Now I am trying to get ready for GASC (Great American Scrapbook Convention) and the retreat I will be doing from this Wednesday - Sunday! I can not wait!
I have also been busy making layouts and kits for the Boutique... some you will get to see soon!
Yesterday I spent the whole day cleaning, and de-cluttering and was totally exhausted plus still have more to do but I am giving my feet a rest!

Today, I went to a page builders class and made 8 layouts, then hubby and I went to Target and Lowe's and bought a huge 11 1/2 foot over hanging umbrella and 6 new chairs for our outside patio and now he is cooking steaks and potatoes and lots of other yummies while I am icing my feet!! My darn arch and plantar fascitis is KILLING me!
Hope you all had a good Memorial day too!

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Scrappers Boutique Designs

Here is a 2 page layout and a little mini album I made using Little Yellow Bicycle's Tiny Princess. You can see them and buy the product at the Scrappers Boutique. I just love all the purples, pinks, greens, blues and yellows.
This line was so much fun to work with - with all the pleated flowers, the little envelopes with the cutest little journaling cards and all the stickers and elements!!! Just perfect for your little girls and so beautiful!!!

On the left side of the layout I used the beautiful precut shaped paper and layered it on top of the purple striped paper. Added a bunch of the pleated flowers, some bling, a big 5x7 mat and a couple of word stickers. On the right side, I layered a stripe patterend paper on to the purple stripes paper, used a border punch to make the pretty green border on the left side of the page, added a few more pleated flowers, another 5x7 mat and more word stickers. Just so pretty!

The mini album was made using an acrylic album I picked up at the Boutique. I covered it with all the different papers from the Tiny Princess line and made it with the theme of
"5 things I Love about You"
I added a bunch of the pleated flowers on the cover, then added the rest through out all the inside pages. Each 2 page spread in the mini has a cute little numbered envelope with a small journaling card inside. I just fell in love with these little envelopes. They are just SO cute!

Look what I made!!!

I have been busy...
First off I am going to show you what I made during National Scrapbook Day, along with some pics of some friends of mine who went with me on this crazy and fun 30 hour crop. We arrived at noon on Friday, dropped off our stuff and then went to eat lunch. We got back around 2pm and got busy getting settled in. Although I didnt get everything I wanted done, I was able to finish 3 projects and I am pretty proud of them.

First is the flower pot: I painted the pot green, then I used Prima paper to decorate the top rim with a technique I learned from watching Lollie. Then I added a twig and just started decorating with all sorts of prima flowers, leaves and butterflies. I love the way it came out!!! The big green flower with the pearl center in the bottom picture was hand made. I just LOVE IT!!!

The second project was the bird house: I bought the little bird house from HL. I painted it brown then made a box pleat from Prima paper for the roof and layered it on starting from the bottom towards the top.
I then covered all 4 sides with prima paper, added some butterflies, a prima bird and a few flowers and Whoala!!! A very pretty bird house that I love and cant wait to make more!

Thirdly, I decorated a bucket type basket I bought from Michaels. I first tried spraying it with Glimmer Mist, but that wasnt working so I just painted it with red acrylic paint. I then added a Prima twig with flowers, added a few other Prima flowers along with some butterflies and a few leaves and ended up with this: I think I am going to put loose flowers in it that are no longer packaged up. It looks great in my red SB room! I LOVE IT!!!

So here they are all together. It is just Prima Beautiliscious!!!

OK, here is the crop room with about 15-18 ladies but most importantly my friends: Chris, Terri and Jackie.

It was a fun 2 day event! Chris and I ended up being the last ones to go to bed. We thought we would turn in around 12:30pm but we both got our 2nd wind, and ended up staying up till 4am!!!  After a just "ok" sleep on an air mattress, we got up around 9am to start it all over again! I was fine until about 4pm, when I started to feel v-e-r-y tired, so I packed it up and went home and took a nap for 1.5 hours! It felt good!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Happy Mothers Day to all the Super Moms out there!
I woke up to a wonderful breakfast, my most favorite candy in the world and some pretty cute and special cards. Now my hubby is out shopping for al the ingredients of my most favorite dinner in the whole world, His home made Chicken Marsala!!! YUM!
Hope you have a wondeful Mothers Day too!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy NSB Day!!!!

            Happy National Scrapbook Day WEEKEND!!!!
YEA!!! A day made to celebrate what I love to do! I am making a weekend out of it and heading out to a 30 hour crop at my church! Lots of fun, laughter, food, good times, cropping and a little sleep!
I have lots of things planned and by the looks of my truck, It looks like I packed everything but the kitchen sink! I didnt need that since they have several there. Tee hee hee!!!
What ever your plans are and where ever you happen to be, Hope you have a FANTABULOUS and SUPER FUN National Scrapbook Day!
If you didnt make it into a crop, there are LOTS of online places having virtual crops and TONS and TONS of sales!!!
If you are local, make sure to stop at The Scrappers Boutique in your pajamas and you will be entered into the fabulous drawing they have going on! PLUS, they have all sorts of new stuff! I am stopping there to pick me up that fabulous Bo Bunny Gabrielle and Time Piece!
WOO HOO!!!! Have fun everyone and next week I will show you everything I made in those 30 hours!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Layout and Card of the Week...

Here is the Mothers Day "Layout of the week" I made for the Scrappers Boutique. Love all the shades of purples and all the flowers and butterflies, and I love that flower "lace" paper!

Here is Susan's card of the week. SOOOOO CUTE!
Stop at the Scrappers Boutique today to get yours as quantities are limited!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

God Bless America!

This picture says it all!!!  Justice has been done. Osama Bin Laden has been killed!!! Be happy but continue to be vigilant!