Sunday, September 30, 2007

fall tv lineup

While surfing around my buddies blogs I was beginning to notice lists of what they're watching this fall... So in the same tradition, I'll list mine...

- don't know yet. *lol*

- Dancing with the Stars
- Heroes
- The Hills

- Jon & Kate plus 8
- Dancing with the Stars

- Kitchen Nightmares

- Survivor

- none


Let me just say, thank goodness for TiVo... I don't even know what shows are on what days half the time! *lol* Totally looking forward to the Top Chef finale this week... The Rock of Love Reunion next Sunday... And Project Runway coming up!

Bummed that Lost back until January! I need to know what happens!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

testing... 1...2...3...

Scrap in Style TV has this cool new function where they give you a cool script code so you can place it in your blog as a widget. The demo looked cool. I'm going to try it out right here...

Created a few little cards in the past couple of days... Used a bunch of my scraps so that made me super happy. :)

Finally got my "We Dare You" layout done - based on the first dare of the book. Super simple, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out! :)

Happy Thursday! I have to work tonight so I don't know when I can get more scrapping done! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

scrapping on the brain...

Lately I've had scrapbooking on the brain and I've been itching to work on a couple layouts... Unfortunately, Jonah's daily schedule is changing - he's taking less naps and the ones he DOES take are shorter. Oh well...

I've been working on a couple of challenges and got one done tonight:

This one was for HMITM #52: Use 30 scraps. Super challenging but it was a lot of fun working with old scraps I have lying around all over my scrap room. *lol*

supply list:
Quickutz Stiletto font
Cricut Base Camp font
Bazzill cardstock
Patterned Papers: Tres Jolie, Cherry Arte, Jenni Bowlin, 7gypsies, Lil Davis Designs, Basic Grey, Prima, Daisy D's, Bo Bunny, Heidi Grace, Scenic Route, Crate Paper, A2Z Essentials

The other day I also finished my second digi LO for K-Joi Studios:

Really simple LO I did using the Cafe Pigalle kit by Dragons Lair Designs. Didn't come out the way I wanted, but I'm happy with it. :)

And and this is super awesome: My Love Story matchbook is LOTD at AMM. Yippee! :)

Have a great rest of the week! :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

one more!

I forgot to share my little 4x4 chipboard book I made about our son...

Click on the picture to see more...

I made this the other night using some scraps I had from KI Memories It's a Boy line. Also used some American Crafts rub ons, some pre-printed twill, lots of ribbons and some tags...

Probably one of my favorite book so far! TFL! :)

lots of stuff to share!

I had worked on a few projects these past few weeks and now I can finally share them! I wasn't sure if I was going to use them for DT submissions, but since the deadlines have already passed I can now share with all of you! :)

The following LOs and card are things I created for Suzy's store Picture Me Perfect for guest designer for September. Laurie sure created some really challenging assignments! :)
Assignment: Use the AC Thickers and 1 PP and 2 CS to create a LO... I added more AC goodies, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, ribbon, and Hambly journaling block rub on. :)

Assignment: use the Thickers and create a card too! So I created a card using more American Crafts stuff and also cut the little feet using my Cricut (love that thing!)

Assignment: Use the Luxe Jotters... I was kind of stuck with this so I created a simple wedding LO because I wanted the picture to be the main focus instead of a ton of embellies. :) Used more Luxe paper and cut more letters with the Cricut. :)

And the last assignment was to create a LO that incorporated a house as a design element (click on the pic for more details). This was a little tough for me, but I had fun. The door is on hinges so inside the door is our address, on the sale sign are the details of our house and the chimney pulls to reveal journaling. This took a while to create but it SOOO worth it and super fun. :) Used Daisy D's paper, Heidi Swapp chipboard, Paper Salon ink, and other random goodness. :)

And then I created these last 2 LOs a while ago but never posted until today. :) Wasn't sure if I'd use them in DT entries or not!
supplies: Piggy Tales, Paper Salon ink, button, pre-printed twill

Click on the pic for more... But I created this LO to show the progression of my ever growing tummy (hence the title. *lol*) Used A Million Memories' August kit and had a great time! I might change up the journaling block (I don't like how it's smashed in there and it's crooked), but for now I'll leave it as is... One of my favorite LOs I've done in a while...

This book came in the mail the other day and I can't put it down! I never really participated in the Effer Dares before because I only got back into scrapbooking regularly recently and I couldn't find time to participate.

But this book is so awesome - it's pretty much having all the dares at your fingertips and you don't even need an internet connection to get started!

Corinne and I are going to each dare weekly and post our progress here... She already got the first one done - I need to get started! *lol*

Have a great week everyone! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

more altered stuff...

I've always wondered - do cards count as altered projects? Sometimes when I apply to DTs they want x amount of layouts and at least one altered project - defined as something that is not a page. Things that make you go hmmm... :)

Created a couple more cards (I really need to use up the scraps!) and a little matchbook inspired by Cathy (yes, Corinne, the matchbook you made for Jonah inspired me too!) - I've discovered that it's an awesome way to use up those scraps as well!

Click on the pic to see what's inside the little matchbook...
I really liked the "Brighton" line by Scenic Route (I used it for the "Love U" card and the matchbook)... I think I had picked it up a couple years ago and had it laying in my stash for a while - it's so bright and fun and totally atypical for using in those "love" themed projects! I'm so bummed I didn't pick up more of it when I had a chance.

I made the "Congrats" card on behalf of my co-workers for another co-worker who's getting married next Saturday... I guess that's what happens when your whole unit knows you as the "creative one who scrapbooks and makes cards" - you get volunteered to do things like this. I usually don't mind - it's a great way of using my stash up (especially all those little Prima flowers that sounded like a good idea when I bought a million of them in every color! *lol*)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

altered stuff...

I always feel like my altered stuff is my downfall - I'm not nearly as creative as I'd like to be and I find that it really stretches my creativity when I actually DO sit down and take the time to work on these...

I love mini books though - there's just something about being able to hold so many memories in just the palm of your hand.

And with a few DT deadlines coming up, I've been feverishly working on a few minibooks and other altered projects...

Click on the pics for more...

I'm getting better with photographing my stuff... Still not as awesome as I'd like to be, but Picasa sure does wonders. :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

been scrapping...

Believe it or not, I've actually been scrapping lately... Haven't posted anything here recently because I'm saving them for some DT entries that end at the end of this month and I'm not sure which ones to use...

But I do have a couple to share:

Love this one because I used a picture of when Jonah was so small and cuddly. Now he's bigger and all over the place. *lol* I miss him when he was little. :(

supplies: patterned paper: Heidi Grace, Scenic Route; transparency overlay: Hambly Studios; vinyl letter stickers: American Crafts; other: ribbon

And I still find BamPOP super challenging for me, but I forced myself to make it work. *lol* Used the SOML April kit and some other stuff...

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: BamPOP; foam letters: American Crafts; ghost clock: Heidi Swapp; other: ribbon


So yeah, I've got some LOs and cards that I've done, but I'm keeping them in my back pocket before I show them off... I'm still unsure whether or not I'm going to use them in my entries or not, but for now I'll keep them safe and unpublished (in an internet sense...) Sometimes I feel that my LOs are really strong, but my altered project is the one that is my downfall most of the time. Then again, there's a lot of competition out there - I might not even be a contender. Who knows?

Yesterday, I scrapped with my good friend from work who's *almost* as into scrapping as I am. She's up there, but she's not CRAZY like me. *lol* It was really fun - had a ton of laughs as she pulled out random pieces of patterned paper in her stash and we were like, "What were you thinking?!" Had to be there.

What was even more awesome about scrapping yesterday was that we got to call into work for a conference call, put the phone on speakerphone so we both could listen AND put it on mute so we could scrapbook and talk smack.

Good times...

And productive too... Awesome combination. :)

Friday, September 14, 2007


Totally NSBR but I was in the mood to post about randomness...

With all the hype surrounding the VMAs this weekend I thought I'd post this...

Britney at the VMAs 9.9.99 (oh and my beloved 'NSYNC too! *lol*)

And Britney exactly 8 years later...

What a difference 8 years makes... So sad. :(

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

yay! a digi!

I don't know why I've been neglecting the digital stuff lately... I think I've been really inspired by the traditional stuff moreso? Hmmm... I don't know.

Well, it's September and I need to create 2 layouts for K-Joi Studios for my CT commitment and I hadn't even started as of the weekend... Finally I worked on something and came up with this:

Simple and fun... Just like me. *lol*

Digital kit: Cafe Pigalle Page kit by Dragons Lair Designs (background papers, paper clip, brads, ribbon) at
font: Daily Birdie by Audrey Neal at
alpha: Surfer Dude Kit alpha by Gina Cabrera at

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

RAK winner!

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday last week and played along with my RAK drawing. :)

My hubby randomly picked a winner this AM and it is:


Yay! Cathy - email me your snail mail addy and I'll have your goodies in the mail by the end of the week!

Again, thanks to everyone for playing along. Stay tuned I may RAK more stuff off in the near future! :)

Friday, September 7, 2007

k.joi grand opening events!

K.Joi Studios is having their grand opening event weekend! :) I won't be able to participate in any of the activities since I'm working all weekend long but be sure to stop by and say hello on the messageboard or even take a look around and shop!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

i rock. :)

So I'm trying to catch up with all my buddies' blogs before I do my 3 in a row weekend starting tomorrow. Ugh.

And my Filipina pal Mia tagged me:

Yup, it's the second time, but I thought I'd post it here again. :) Because, well, I ROCK. *lol*

And now I tag... hmmm... everyone who reads this post. :)


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Another toot for me!

A couple of weeks ago my very favorite LSS in the whole wide world asked me to be Featured Scrapper of the month for September. :) What a way to celebrate my birthday month, huh?

Check me out here: TA DA! :)

So awesome. I'm super excited... Laurie gave me a list of assignments to do by the end of the month so that should keep me busy for a while... Got to working on a few of them tonight. I'll scan and post them when I get a chance.

Thanks so much for the opportunity - Suzy, Laurie and the rest of Picture Me Perfect! Hope I don't let you down! :)

3 layouts...Wii!!! :)

I guess, with my birthday celebrations I forgot to post my newest layouts last week. :)

supplies: SOML April kit: Bazzill, Crate Paper, American Crafts, stars; Fontwerks stamp, Ranger stamping ink

supplies: Label Tulip August kit: Scenic Route, Prima, ribbon; Fontwerks rubons, Hambly overlay transparency, American Crafts

supplies: AMM August Kit: 7gypsies, Autumn Leaves, Prima, lace; Hambly, American Crafts

AND this layout was Layout of the Day at AMM on 9/1/07 - I just found out 2 nights ago. :)

So far my birthday week has been pretty awesome... Got a lot of cool gifts, including a new iPod from the hubby, Mario Party 8 and Carnival Games for the Wii... Super fun...

I'm thinking of hosting a Wii party. There are eVites with Wii themed invitations. :)

Now THAT would be a cool scrapbook LO. :)

Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME! :)

30 today and still feel young at heart...

My hubby asked me today if I feel 30... Well, how does someone FEEL a number, right? I mean, if you start thinking about my creaking joints, the stretch marks, the 20lbs I've gained since high school, the fact I've been a nurse for 7 years, a wife for 3, and a mommy of 7 months - then yeah, I feel old. hahaha...

But I'm young and feel young... I love drowning myself in creativity aka scrapbooking... Getting ink on my hands and adhesive on my fingers. I love the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven... I love playing video games with the hubby... I love Disneyland and vow to take my son there every year since I missed out when I was a kid. I love smell of fresh cut grass in the spring. Hello Kitty and Sanrio things make me smile. :)

So despite the fact that I am entering a whole new decade, I'm welcoming it with open arms. :) One of my best friends wrote in my birthday card: "30 is the new 20, you know..."

Yup, I know... But shhh... don't tell anyone. :)


In honor of my birthday, I've got a little bit of a RAK to give... I don't have a pic right now, I'm sorry! (A few weeks ago I won an Around the Block drawing that included 2 4x4 mini albums, colored pencils and paper... I'll most likely give this away unless I think of something cooler. :)

RAK rules:

Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 9 at Midnight PST... Tell me if you're a first time visitor or if you've been lurking *wink*... And tell me about your favorite birthday memory. :)

I'll draw a winner on Monday and post by Tuesday the 11th. :)

Can't wait to see your posts! :)