Wednesday, April 29, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day

There is so much going on this week. It's getting exciting! So much I want to do and so little time. But I will lose sleep if need be! This is just too fun! I'll be back to post some fun layouts with amazing kits from my various designers. But in the meantime, check out this contest going on at DID!
Since I CT for this site already, I signed up just for the learning aspect of it. I have NEVER designed a single thing ever. So here is my 1st try at a mini-kit called Happy Camper for a "warm-up" challenge due today. It will be available for download for FREE! on May 1st for the kick off to National Scrapbooking day. Download it for FREE here!

Monday, April 27, 2009

8 Rules

I've been tagged by Cazzie at The rules are to follow the 8 item rules below and place them with your new award on your blog and tag 8 other blogs as well. Well I'm just getting into the whole blog world, so I don't know who to tag with this? But I will go ahead and fill it out for you, Cazzie;) And I'll try to think of any blogs I could send this to in the mean time! Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Getting carpet and finishing our basement.
2. Moving my office downstairs in a room where I don't have to limit my time as much on the computer because I share the room with a sweet little 10 month old;)
3. Losing the weight once and for all from 3 babies in 4 years. LOL!
4. Getting my middle child completely potty-trained!
5. Going on a much needed 2nd honeymoon with my husband.
6. Making more money.
7. Being debt-free.
8. Most of all... sleeping all night long for at least 7 hours!!!

8 Things I did yesterday
1. Got all the laundry done.
2. Took my oldest to preschool.
3. Went for a walk.
4. Washed my hair.
5. Washed my floors.
6. Giggled with my little sister on the phone.
7. Built two castles out of megablocks.
8. My dh.

8 Things I wish I could do
1. Make more healthy meals.
2. Get my kids to eat vegetables.
3. Go on a vacation.
4. Be more patient with life's crazy schedules.
5. Lose all the weight in one day.
6. Make the world a happier a place
7. Scrapbook all day long...
8. Have the money to travel so I can visit all the places of my ancestors (Me, too, Cazzie)

8 T.V. Shows I watch
1. So You Think You Can Dance
2. Chuck
3. Glenn Beck
4. Hannity
5. Cold Case
6. Law and Order
7. Bill O'Reilly
8. The travel channel

8 People I tag?

Grand Opening Sale at Inspiration Lane

My girl, Silly Beans Scraps is having a huge sale starting tomorrow, Monday at Inspiration Lane where her designs will now be available in addition to the two other stores. She has been busy creating fun and beautiful kits!

Her Retro Remedy has the colors of my Jr High School from the early 80s! I'm still trying to find pictures from that era to do some layouts so stay posted;)

And her new Picnic Playdate is just adorable! Loving the gingham & summer colors! And don't get me started on the ric-rac!! Here's a layout I did with this adorable kit now available at IL:

Stay tuned because we'll be busy this wonderful month of May and National Scrapbooking Day is less than a week away!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sisters in Green

I know St. Patrick's Day was last month, but this is one of my favorite layouts I've done so I wanted to post it here. I made it last month with Tiger Lily's Digis kit, Lakecrest Lane, which is beautiful! You can get the kit here at JDL.

And here is a pretty layout I did for a speed scrap at GDS tonight I call Grandma's Kettle made with Gabby's Closet by Dancing Princess Designs available at GDS.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Love This Boy!

Here's a layout from a fun kit "What Boys Like" by Cazzie Scraps. I got such fun pics of "the boy" that day! What a joy he is to me!
You can go over to Cazzie's Blog or Store, Scrappin Dreams to find this kit on sale now!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm turning 29 tomorrow...April Fool's!

I've been meaning to start this particular blog for a while. Not sure what I'm waiting for because it's for my scrapbooking addiction, and I'm definitely feeding that by scrapbooking in any spare time I have. In between the many demands of a 4 yr old, 2 yr old, and a 9 month old, as well as teaching piano, originating loans, and keeping my hubby happy (not sure which is the toughest!! LOL), I manage to be on the Creative Team of Shannon aka Silly Beans Scraps. And her designs are so gorgeous! You can see two of my layouts on her blog from yesterday. And, I recently was offered a CT position with Tiger Lily's Digis and Digital in Designs and I am so excited for that!

And even before all that, a nice lady in Australia, Cazzie aka Cazzie's Scraps, asked me to be her CT when she opened her new store. I'd always meant to get started on it, but when I had to have surgery in January, I was forced to "rest" so I rested at the computer, completing layouts for different contests and getting very involved in the super fun Digital Scrapbooking world! And I am addicted...

So, I've been busy. But aren't we all? Finally, my goal was to get a post done by tomorrow, my birthday on which I turn 40 (April Fools! haha okay I guess I really will turn 40 so nevermind. I wish it were a joke. haha) I was born around 3 am in the morning, and my mom said she was so upset cause many she called didn't believe she was really in labor being 2 weeks late already! LOL Back in the days where they made you wait till the baby came on its own. haha Luckily, after my 1st baby at 10 pounds 1 oz, they induced me 2 weeks early with the next two I had. Anyway, I digress...

Here is the first layout I will post simply because it tells a little bit about my story. I did it for a contest at GDS with the beautiful kit Waiting for You by Majula. You can click on the layout to go to my gallery there.
So I guess that wasn't too hard to start this blog now was it?