Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Another one...

done!! Once again I dug deep into my pile of stash and came up with a mix of papers from both AAM and SEI. I'm liking how these papers went pretty well together. I've got to keep doing this and maybe in about 6 months or so, if I don't buy another sheet of paper(yeah, right!!) I can dwindle this pile down to a reasonable size and feel less guilty. That's what I'm trying hard to do for the new year -- buy less and use more!! You're going to do the same, right Cheri????? LOL

This is a layout of my two nieces who showed up to Collin's birthday partying wearing the exact same outfit and it wasn't planned. Had they been a little older this might have been a fashion disaster as they are both very aware of their clothing style...their mother's are training them right! ha ha ha :^)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Finally scrapped!

It feels like it's been forever even though I think it's only been about 10 days. I feel like when I go that long I don't know where to start when I begin a layout. Well, this time I used that big old book of mine for inspiration and came up with this layout. It's one of my husband that I had pulled the picture and papers for a long time ago and they were just sitting on my scrap counter. I'm so happy to have finally used that KI paper that I bought ions ago. Who says you never go back to that old

The title is the nickname that they gave Dave at work. It's actually from a song by Notorious B.I.G for all you rap The lyrics go -- I love it when they call me big papa... I can hear the song now. It's a good one. Maybe I can squeeze in another one tomorrow to help me get back into the scrappy mode before my Back Porch Memories January design team kit arrives. It's going to be a good one!!

Merry Christmas!!

A day late, I know, but we were quite busy the last couple days. Christmas Eve was here at the house with my family. We had THE BEST time!! Everyone got along with no nit-picking, well just a little, but nothing that bothered anyone. My brothers have a way of picking with you that can get on your nerves. The food here was awesome with a few Just two on my part for the whole eight hours because I know very well not to overdue it. The kids were GREAT!! I finally got the whole basement cleaned up since the last big party so all the kids played down there and you didn't hear a peep out of them. Usually they're fighting, running through the house, screaming, and then ultimately Dave ends up having a stress-induced We both agreed that this year's party was the best!

Collin & Kaylynn

Pam & my sister-in-law Rose

Do you think my sister, Pam, liked the boots I got

Saturday, December 23, 2006


by Leah from Willow Traders -- sorry it took me so long to post Crazy busy!

A - Available/Single? Married
B- Best Friend? Pam
C - Cake or Pie? Both –yum!!
D - Drink Of Choice? Coffee in the morning and Pepsi in the evening with water in between
E - Essential Item You Use Everyday?
F - Favorite Color? I have so many I can’t name one, but I’ll name a couple – green, purple, red….
G - Gummy Bears Or Worms? Worms – I like slurping them…lol
H - Home or Homesick? Home
I - Indulgence? Hot fudge ice cream cake from Big Boys
J - January Or February? February because it’s one month closer to spring
K - Kids & Their Names? Marisa 7yrs. and Collin 4 yrs. and my step-son Travis who will be turning the big 1-3 next month!!
L - Life Is Incomplete Without? My hubby and kids! (ditto)
M - Marriage date? 8/15/1998
N - Number Of Siblings? 3 (2 brothers and a sister all younger)
O - Oranges Or Apples? Apples
P - Phobias/Fears? Bugs of any kind!
Q - Favorite Quote: To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. ~~ Anonymous
S - Season? Fall and Summer
T - Tag 3 or 4 people? Erica, Kathy Carr, Julie, Erin, and Shanna
U - Unknown Fact About Me? I snore – that’s what I’ve been told anyway. I’ve never heard myself so I don’t know whether to believe hubby or not…lol
V - Vegetable you don’t like? There’s a lot of them, but I’ll go with okra
W - Worst Habit? Nit-picking at my husband and kids
X - X-rays You’ve Had? Oh, I’ve had tons – dental, cat scans,
Y - Your Favorite Food? Now this could be quite a list but I’ll go with chicken fettuccine alfredo
Z - Zodiac Sign? Cancer

Monday, December 11, 2006

Funny stuff!!

I was reading Shanna's blog and she posted this video...hilarious!! Bud Light

Oh, I've been...

a really bad blogger this time Sorry! It's been almost two months...eek! Well, I won't update you with all my boring life details, so how about some new layouts and stuff that I've created using the fabulous Back Porch Memories kits -- gosh, I love 'em!! I'm like a kid at a candy store when that package arrives! So this month I started doing the double page layouts with instructions. What a stretch for me! I never, make the never ever, do double-page layouts. It was fun, though, I have to admit. I've got lots of leftovers and and need to get back to the lab to finish creating...dry humor I know.
December's layouts and project:

Here's one I did really quick using up some scraps from my BPM kit in September I believe. I have just discovered heat embossing, and boy was it fun using the clear embossing powder to make the stamps pop.