Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Memory Lane

First of all if you prefer not to read about my life feel free to skip this post.

There is just something about this time of year that brings all of the memories flooding back. I remember before I had children and how fulfilling my life is now that I have kids. I remember all of the family gatherings we had before we moved. I remember how close me and my sisters used to be. I miss so many of these things. I miss those family gatherings that we used to have for no reason. I miss the closeness our family used to have. It saddens me to think that we will never have that closeness again, but I know we won't. It saddens me to know that the only time I get to see family is during the Holidays because we live so far away. Yes we are still in the same state but Texas is huge and it takes 10 hours to get to where we really truly want to be. Celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with family.

Megan turns 2 this week. I can hardly believe that it's been 2 years since we had her. Where does the time go? It doesn't seem fair that she's growing up so fast. That Shane will be starting school next school year. It doesn't seem possible that she isn't that small sweet little baby I held in my arms such a short couple of years ago. I miss the baby smell. If you are a parent, then you know what I'm talking about. I miss the endless hours of snuggling and hugs. How they used to fall asleep in my arms. Don't get me wrong. I love the hours of playtime and one on one time we get now. I love that they are both old enough to walk and talk. I love to watch them run and play. I love listening to them laughing. I guess there are just things we have to get used to as time moves on. It just makes me a little sad and happy all at the same time.

Enough of my rambling. I'll let you all get back to your life.

Until next time. . .

Freebie Template

and a chance to win a little something extra from Rachel aka Steel City Scraps. Rachel is having a template challenge on her blog today. It runs for a week. All you need to do is decorate it up with preferably Steel City Scrap stuff but not required. One lucky person will win a little something special they can use in either one of Rachel's stores. Head on over to check out all the fun things Rachel has going on on her blog. Be sure to check back on a regular basis because you just never know what cool things she will be doing.

Until next time. . .

Monday, November 16, 2009

Freebie from Steel City Scraps

Hey everyone! Just a quick little note. Rachel aka Steel City Scraps has a fantastic freebie on her blog for today only. You don't want to miss this chance. Tomorrow the link will be removed and it will be going into her stores for Black Friday. Head on over to her blog and check it out. It will be a complete mystery until you download and unzip it. What are you waiting for?

Until next time. . .

100 Days of School

Hey everyone! I'm back today with a new kit from Shel of Shel Belle Scraps. Ok it's not so new. It's been released already but for some reason yahoo mail didn't like me for a while and ate some of my emails. All of a sudden I got them all last night. Go figure! So anywho. . . Shel never ceases to amaze me at her talent. I do not have kids that are school age as of yet but I did manage to be able to work with this kit just fine. I had no problems whipping something together. This kit works for all of those school pics as well as those pics of your youngins' coloring, drawing or just being creative. You can grab this fabulous kit in Shel's store at Stuff to Scrap.

A preview of the kit.

And my layout I made with it.

Until next time. . .

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Chance to win

not 1, not 2, BUT 3 kits from Steel City Scraps. Yes you read that right. Rachel aka Steel City Scraps has all the details on her blog, but here is the run down. Rachel has decided to start doing fun challenges and giveaways. Today since it is Friday the 13th, is the beginning of the fun challenges. So today her challenge is called Freaky Friday. What she has done is pulled papers and elements from 3 of her kits. All you need to do is head on over to her blog download the goodies and create a layout. Upload it to either your gallery or photo sharing site. Leave her a comment on her blog with your link. On the 21st she will enter all of your names into random.org and one lucky winner will receive all 3 kits. How cool is that! Don't forget to check her blog often because she is going to have tons of fun stuff going on. Mystery Monday is right around the corner. I wonder what she has in store for you.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Speed Scrap ~

Hey everyone! Just popping in real quick to let you all know about Speed Scrap on Friday night at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. It is bound to be tons of fun. I hope you all can make it. This falls right at bedtime for the kids but I will be there. I'll just be a few minutes late. Now all I have to do is pray that the scrapping mojo hasn't left by then. LOL Hope to see you all there.

Until next time. . .

Excuse the Mess!

I've been working hard on creating a new look for my blog. Please excuse the mess as I get things exactly the way I want them. I'm looking for a new photo sharing website to upload my background too. I don't like how photobucket keeps reducing the size of my background and I refuse to go to a Pro account just for my blog background since I don't make very many of them. LOL If anyone knows of a good site please feel free to leave me a comment.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Speed Scrap ~

Hey everyone. I am in the middle of making a huge post about everything that has been going on in RL, but I wanted to pop in real quick and let everyone know that there is a Speed Scrap tomorrow at Stuff to Scrap. I am going to try really hard to make it. I don't know if it will be possible because it falls right around the time that I am making lunch for the rugrats. LOL I know everyone at Stuff to Scrap would love to see you all there.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Kit by Shel Belle Scraps

Hey everyone! I know it's been about a month or so since my last blog post. Shame on me. Life has gotten in the way and I have a ton of stuff to update everyone about but that will have to wait til later.

Shel of Shel Belle Scraps has a new kit coming out starting on Sunday. You can grab pieces of her kit for free on her blog throughout next week. After that she will be putting the kit in her store at Stuff to Scrap.

This newest kits is one of my favorites of hers. It's called Glee. Yes after the new show. I love the show and I just love this kit. It was so much fun to work with this kit.

Here is a preview of the kit.

And a layout I made with it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What a RAK!

Ok it's been awhile since I got RAK'ed. For those of you who don't know what a RAK is it is a Random Act of Kindness in the digi scrapping community. One of my all time favorite designers, Flergs, RAK'ed me with one of her newest kits. I absolutely love her stuff and I was so excited when I got the private message from her. Not only did she RAK me with the kit but it was her whole bundle. Take a gander at her shop here.

Here is a preview of the kit.

Until next time. . .

Friday, September 18, 2009

Holy Moses!

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I've blogged.

I have been in a horrible funk and I just haven't really felt the urge to do anything. I have lots to catch you up on though.

We just celebrated Shane's birthday. I can't believe my baby boy is now 4. Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital having him. His birthday was very bitter sweet for me. I was excited but yet sad all at the same time. I love seeing how much he has accomplished, but at the same time it makes me sad because he's growing up and he doesn't need me to do as much for him. Sometimes I wish they could stay little forever. I know it isn't possible, but I sure do wish it sometimes. Other times I can't wait for him to grow up. LOL He starts school next year. I can't hardly believe that.

Megan is getting so big. She loves playing with Shane even though he gets really rough with her sometimes. I'm waiting for the day when she stands up to him. I'll let her too. Lord only knows how much picking on her he has done. One of these days it will be her turn to pick on him. LOL

I got a great photo of the kids playing out in the sandbox the other day. They were 'fighting' and I actually got the photo and sand is falling down in front of them. I adore the photo. It truly is one of those Kodak moments.

Tomorrow we are taking the kids either to the park to play or to Aunt Pam's for a bit. We haven't really decided just yet. The weather is starting to turn cooler so we want them to be able to enjoy as much of the outdoors as they can before it gets to cold.

I am hoping to have a freebie for you all soon. I'm trying to work myself out of this funk but so far nothing as worked. I'm thinking I might need a mini vacation. LOL

I think that about does it for me tonight. I leave you all with my new favorite photo of my munchkins.

Until next time. . .

Friday, September 4, 2009


Hey everyone! I'm back and with a layout this time. I thought I had downloaded the preview to Angela's Wedding but for some very odd reason I can't seem to find it. I had an absolute blast working with this kit. The colors are soft and subtle and can be used for a multitude of layouts, not just wedding layouts. This kit will be available Sunday at Stuff to Scrap. Here is a layout I made with Angela's Wedding.

Until next time. . .

Speed Scrap tomorrow!

Hey everyone! I know I've seriously been neglecting my blog. Sometimes I just get into a funk and don't feel like blogging or much of anything else. I'm working on a new freebie that will be available sometime next week so keep checking back.

As some of you know I'm on Shel Belle Scraps CT also. She's finally decided to take the plunge and start selling her designs. She is selling at Stuff to Scrap. I'm really excited for her new venture. She has a new kit coming out on Sunday in her shop. I'll post my layout and the preview of the kit either later this evening or tomorrow sometime. It just depends on when I get to work with it.

Shel is hosting her very first speed scrap tomorrow at Stuff to Scrap. I'm looking forward to this speed scrap. So head on over to Stuff to Scrap, register, and join in on the fun. Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gorgeous Ponderosa

Rachel aka Steel City Scraps has teamed up with Danielle Corbitt to create Dusty Ponderosa. It's a fabulously gorgeous kit. It's full of little western elements for all of those little cowgirls in our lives. It can also be used to scrap those precious little sleeping moments of your angel. Not that you need more of a reason than to buy it just because it is truly gorgeous, but Rachel has sweetened the deal. You buy this kit and you can use the following coupon code to get $1 off. This deal is only available in her store. So head on over to Scrappity Doo Dah and snag this gorgeous kit. What are you waiting for? Oh yes, the coupon code. LOL Go now! Hurry!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Speed Scrap TODAY!!!!!!!

Do you enjoy a good speed scrap? I know I do. Today at Inspiration Lane Rachel aka Steel City Scraps and Christie aka Christie Lemmon Designs have teamed up to bring you what is sure to be a nail biter. LOL Join us today at 2 pm EST.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

In the Spotlight!

Rachel of Steel City Scraps in the spotlight at Scrappity Doo Dah for the next 15 days. How exciting huh?

Surely you didn't think that's all I had to blog about. Come on now. You should know better than that.

To celebrate Rachel being in the spotlight, her ENTIRE store at Scrappity Doo Dah is on sale for 25% off. The discount will show in your cart. So what are you waiting for? Go load up on all of her fabulous goodies.

Oh wait, before you go. . . She has a freebie available for you on her blog tomorrow. WOO HOO!!!! Who doesn't love free stuff. She has an add on for her collab kit Every Girl's Dream which is being given away as the Daily Download at Scrappity Doo Dah.

Here are a couple of previews for you.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Apple doesn't fall far from the Tree!

Do you know this saying? It is so true. I've been carefully studying Megan's eating habits and she is just like me. She loves pasta. She sits there and picks the pasta out of everything and leaves the meat. Have I mentioned I LOVE pasta?! It's so funny because not only is she a big pasta eater but she loves salad stuff too. It just cracks me up. Shane on the other hand isn't to crazy about pasta. He prefers meats. It doesn't matter what kind to him as long as it is meat. He's just like H. Shane does love salad stuff too. In fact, he eats tomatoes whole. Just like if it were an apple. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I would always eat salad when I was pregnant with them. We still eat lots of salads to this day. Mainly for lunches and even as a little side dish with dinner. Anyway, I just thought it was funny how much Megan is like me and Shane is like H.

We have a fairly busy end of the week ahead of us but I am planning on making time to take the kids swimming. We haven't been in forever and it's almost the end of the season. Soon the weather will be turning cooler and we won't be able to go swimming until next year. Needless to say I want to take advantage of it as much as possible.

Until next time. . .

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August Color Challenge

I know it isn't a very creative title but I'm in a hurry. So this post is going to be short and sweet. I made a little paper pack for the Colors to Inspire you challenge at Inspiration Lane. I loved the colors. It was so much fun working on this challenge.

Here is a preview of the paper pack.

And you can grab it here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Absolutely Radiant

Christie Lemmon has created a fabulously radiant kit. Positively Radiant is full of fun, bright colors. This kit is fabulous for all of your fun summery photos or just scrapping pics of your precious girl. You can pick this fabulous kit up at Inspiration Lane.

Here is a preview to the kit.

And my layout.

Steals and Deals

Steel City Scraps has teamed up with Danielle Corbitt to bring you this fabulous collab. Dusty Ponderosa is exclusive to Scrappity Doo Dah for the month of August. This kit is gorgeous and to make it even better if you purchase the kit you will receive a coupon from EACH of the designers for the exact dollar amount of the kit for future purchases in their store. How awesome is that?!?!?!?!?

Here is a preview of the kit.

A layout I made with it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

SYPO Challenge

Inspiration Lane is celebrating their 1 year birthday this month. In honor of their birthday they have tons of things going on. One of those is the Scrap Your Pants Off Challenge. I signed up to participate in the challenge. The rules of the challenge is to create 2 layouts using the mini kit provided. No biggie right. Well you have to use every item in the mini between the 2 layouts. After the 1st weeks challenge is over it goes to voting. 25 people will be moving on to week 2. I hope I get through to the next round. The first mini was provided by simply.scraps. Isn't she talented? Here is a preview of the mini we got to work with.

Here is what I made with it.

Until next time. . .

A little funny

I have a funny to share with you all today. Yesterday we took the kids out to lunch and we did some shopping. Well we went to Arby's for lunch and we are sitting there enjoying our lunch and just hanging out. We were getting ready to leave and Shane hadn't finished his popcorn chicken or his curly fries. So he was putting them back in his kids' meal bag when H went to help him. Shane's response to that was "Don't touch my popcorn chicken." It was so funny we couldn't help but bust out laughing. The things kids say.

Until next time. . .

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Freebie Alert!

Hey everyone! I'm back with a little freebie for you all. I made a coordinating alpha to go with one of Rachel's newest kits Bliss. This kit is just stunning. I just love the colors of the kit and the way the elements and papers flow so nicely. Don't forget to swing on by Rachel's store to get the kit.

Here is a preview for the alpha and the kit.

You can grab these freebie here.

Until next time.

Friday, July 31, 2009

New look

Megan got her very first hair cut ever today. She was so good. I am so very proud of her. She didn't cry or anything. She just sat there and let the lady cut her hair. She looks so grown up with her hair cut. I can't believe it. Shane got his hair cut too. I don't have any pics of his yet, but I will take some later on after I get them cleaned up. I just couldn't miss hers on camera. It was her first after all. Isn't she cute?

Until next time. . .

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Has it really been 6 days since my last post? You can blame the fabulous ladies I ct for. LOL They have been hard at working creating some fab kits. I'll be posting some previews of these kits and my layouts in the next few days.

Our life here has gotten a little crazy. This weekend we are taking the kids to get haircuts. This will be Megan's first haircut. So I'm trying to find something that I like that isn't going to take off much length. I hope I don't cry. LOL

The kids have been crazy. It's been raining here so we haven't really been able to go outside and play. The kids have tons of extra built up energy because of this so this weekend we are planning on taking the kids to the park. Let's hope the weather works with us in those plans. LOL I know I'm ready to get out of the house for a bit. We are also planning on taking them to lunch before we go to the park. That should give them lots of energy to run off. We haven't decided on a place to go for lunch though. I'm thinking Chuck E. Cheese or Mr. Gatti's. We'll see where we end up though. LOL

Well I guess I'm going to run for now. H will be home soon and I still need to get ready to go grocery shopping and pay bills. Woo Hoo Just kidding! I hate bills. Sometimes I wish I were still a teenager living at home so I wouldn't have to pay bills. Then again if I were a teenager living at home I wouldn't have my darling munchkins! Maybe being an adult isn't so bad after all. I've been blessed with my bossy little kids. I say bossy because as I'm finishing up this post Shane is telling me he wants me to go get something for him. What's wrong with him getting it himself? Nothing! He just thinks he's the boss.

Until next time.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Speed Scrap Tonight!!!!

There is a Speed Scrap tonight at Inspiration Lane. Two of my all time favorite designers are hosting. Woo Hoo! Rachel of Steel City Scraps and Christie of Christie Lemmon Designs are hosting this fabulous scrap. Head on over to Inspiration Lane and register so you can join in on all the fun. Oh by the way, there will be fabulous prizes to boot.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Let it Rain!

Thank goodness it's finally rained! We have been in dire need of some serious rainfall. The last two days we've gotten some great rainfall. Everything is starting to look so green and pretty. It's not supposed to rain for the next couple of days but rain returns to the forecast next week. 5 out of 7 days we are supposed to get some sort of rain. I hope we do. It's been so dry here. We are finally got over our average of precip. for the year so far. Woo Hoo! I am so excited about that. I know I'm weird but when you live in Texas you get excited when it rains and is cool. LOL Well I'm off to take some Aleve. I over did things today and I'm pretty sore.

Until next time. . .

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vacation Over

Well if you can call it a vacation. LOL I don't really consider a pinched nerve a vacation but I've had lots of down time the last few days. H goes back to work tomorrow so I thought I would give it a try today without my muscle relaxers. Well I made it all day without them but I'm in some pretty serious pain right now. I don't know how I'm going to make it until Friday. Friday is his next day off. I guess I'll just have to deal with things the best that I can. I'll take Aleve for the pain because the pain meds make me drowsy as well as the muscle relaxer. I'll take the muscle relaxer in the evening when he gets home this way if I crash on the couch at least he will be here to watch the kids. LOL Today wasn't to bad without them but I know it would of been much better with them.

I got to sleep in this morning. That was a nice treat. Shane and I got up around 10 this morning. I have no idea what time H got up. It's not very often I get to sleep in like that. It was definitely a nice treat. He's taken such good care of me these last couple of days. I'm going to be lost without him tomorrow. LOL

My to do list tomorrow includes lots of laying around and playing with the kids. I have a couple loads of laundry to do but Shane will help me do those. He's blossoming into such a big helper. Megan is even starting to help put clothes in the dryer. She hasn't quite mastered pushing the button to turn the dryer on but she's learning. I can't wait until they are both old enough to actually do all the laundry themselves. ROFL Well I think that's it for me tonight. I'm about to head off to bed for some much needed ZZZZZZ's.

Until next time. . .

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Where has the time gone? I've been so busy with scrapbooking stuff and then I hurt my back. Apparently I pinched or tweaked some muscle or nerve on Wednesday and then again on Thursday. Thursday evening I went to the ER. I am now on pain meds for obviously the pain and a muscle relaxer to help with the muscle spasms. I'm feeling a little better today but the dr. said it could take up to 2 weeks for it to heal completely. The only downfall to the meds is that they make me extremely drowsy. I sleep a good 10 hours a night and during the day I end up taking at least a 2 hour nap. The rest of my time is spent sitting/laying on the couch hanging out with the family. I haven't hardly been on at all. I will be without the pain meds and muscle relaxers on Tuesday because H goes back to work. So I guess we'll see how healed up I am on Tuesday.

The kids are so awesome! I love them dearly. They continue to be their normal rambunctous selves. I guess I couldn't expect anything different from them. H has been a god send these last couple of days. He's been doing all of the cleaning. The only thing I've done is cook dinner yesterday and tonight. He does all of the dishes, sweeping, giving the kids baths. It's been awesome being able to kick back and relax. I couldn't ask for a better husband. Just when I've begun to accept some of his habits he turns around and does stuff like this for me. He's truly a blessing in my life. Well, the meds are starting to kick in so I guess I'm off for tonight.

Until next time. . .

Friday, July 17, 2009

Choo Choo

All aboard for the LemmonCity Productions blogtrain. . . Don't you just love a great blog train? Well this is one of the great ones. If you follow the train from beginning to end you will end up with a huge 36 page album already done for you. All you need to do is plop your photos in place, add a title and ta da. LOL Below you will find a preview for the whole album.

Here is the preview to my portion of the album. You can download it here.

Here are all of the links to the blog train.

Christie http://www.christielemmondesigns.com
Charmaine http://wyldwebdesigns.com/wordpress/
Valerie http://geniabeanascraps.blogspot.com/
Bee http://justplainbee.blogspot.com
Janie http://scrapastrophe.blogspot.com/
Lori http://ellay365daysinthelife.blogspot.com/
Gail http://gailsmomentsintime.blogspot.com
Michelle http://inasunshinestateofmind.blogspot.com
Deb http://digideborahsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Dina http://dinascraps.blogspot.com
Janet http://nanapixels.blogspot.com
Mary http://texaschicstyle.blogspot.com
Alicia http://rosepup77.blogspot.com/
Amanda http://kirstenirenefaye.blogspot.com
Jamie http://cjoy2day.blogspot.com
Heather http://babyblueeyesx2.blogspot.com
Siti: http://haniz-eyecandy.blogspot.com
Rachel http://steelcityscraps.com

Remember, everyone is in different time zones. All posts will be up and running. Just keep checking back.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sneak Peek Contest ~ Part Three

Hey everyone! I'm back with the final sneak peek preview that will be on my blog. I'm pretty sure there is still one other kit out there floating around that is dying for a new home. Keep on searching. I've loved playing this with you all and I hope you all have enjoyed it too. This one might be a little harder than the others, but it wouldn't be any fun if we made it easy now would it? LOL Here is my final sneak peek for you.

Links to the stores to check

LemmonCity Productions
Steel City Scraps
Christie Lemmon Designs

Sneak Peek Contest ~ Part Two

How does this contest work you ask? Well let me explain. . . I am going to post one of 4 sneak peeks. I am also going to link you to the stores at Inspiration Lane where this kit can be found. Once you think you've found the correct kit leave a comment on this post with your answer along with your email address so I can get in touch with you. The first person to leave the correct answer will win the kit. Sound easy enough huh? Good luck everyone!

Here is your sneak peek. . .

Links to the stores to check

LemmonCity Productions
Steel City Scraps
Christie Lemmon Designs


We have a winner on the first sneak peek challenge here on my blog. Keep checking back throughout the day though. I have 2 more sneak peek challenges coming your way.

Until next time. . .

Sneak Peek Contest ~ Part One

How does this contest work you ask? Well let me explain. . . I am going to post one of 4 sneak peeks. I am also going to link you to the stores at Inspiration Lane where this kit can be found. Once you think you've found the correct kit leave a comment on this post with your answer along with your email address so I can get in touch with you. The first person to leave the correct answer will win the kit. Sound easy enough huh? Good luck everyone!

Here is your sneak peek. . .

Links to the stores to check

LemmonCity Productions
Steel City Scraps
Christie Lemmon Designs

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Kit

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I have a new release to show you. Rachel of Steel City Scraps has this super adorable new kit out. In the Wash is available at Inspiration Lane. This is such a cute kit. Not only can you scrap those photos of your lil' one helping you with the laundry, but you can scrap just about anything with this kit. It's very versatile and I just love the soft colors of the papers and elements. It was such an easy kit to work with.

Here is a preview of the kit.

And a layout I made with it.

Click image for full credits.

Until next time. . .

Super Deal

Steel City Scraps – what a DEAL weekend!!

This weekend ONLY Steel City Scraps is having 2 super deal sales!
If you purchase either her a Breath of Fresh Air or Ride All Day Pass kits you get the matching alpha/tickets for free!

These are both FANTASTIC kits – I have had the privilege of working with both kits as I am a member of Rachel’s Creative Team.

If you haven’t seen these kits before check out the sale ad’s below. Make sure to stop by Inspiration Lane to pick up these super cute kits and their alpha/tickets.

a Breath of Fresh Air kit & Alpha

Ride All Day Pass kit & Tickets

Hurry offer ends soon.

What a deal!

Christie Lemmon Designs – what a DEAL weekend!!

This weekend ONLY Christie Lemmon is having 2 super deal sales!
If you purchase either her Summerific or Rock with U kits you get the matching quick page albums for free!

These are both FANTASTIC kits – I have had the privilege of working with both kits as I am a member of Christie’s Creative Team.

If you haven’t seen these kits before check out the sale ad’s below. Make sure to stop by Inspiration Lane to pick up these super cute kits and their quick page albums.

Summerific Kit & Album

Rock with U Kit & Album

Hurry offer ends soon.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Another Freebie

I have another freebie for you all today. It's a bonus alpha to match Steel City Scraps fabulous Ride All Day kit. You can grab this super fun kit over at Inspiration Lane. This kit is perfect for those carnival/amusement park pictures you've been dying to scrap.

Download here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Freebie For You

I'm back. Christie Lemmon Designs is hosting the Colors to Inspire You challenge at Inspiration Lane. For this challenge I created a small paper pack for you all. Be sure to swing by Inspiration Lane to join in on all of the goodies and challenges. Also, did you know that if you sign up for their newsletter they give freebies away in there too. No kidding! I'm dead serious. So what are you waiting for? Go sign up now, but before you go don't forget to snag these pretty papers.

Download here.

Until next time. . .

Pure Madness

How would you like to get this fabulous mini kit free?

Well, I'm going to tell you how to get your hands on it. LOL All you need to do is head over to Inspiration Lane and register in the forums. Join in on the Mini Madness challenge hosted by yep you guessed it Christie Lemmon Designs.

Here is what I did with the mini.

Can't wait to see you all at Inspiration Lane.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Woo Hoo

I got my first LOTD (Layout of the day). I was so excited when I saw this. I made the layout for the Poster Play challenge at Inspiration Lane hosted by Steel City Scraps. Here is the layout I made. Image is linked to my gallery at Inspiration Lane. While you are there don't to forget to register and check out some of the awesome design talent they have in the shop. Also register at the forums and join in on the fun. Hope to see you there.

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

CT Call

LemmonCity Productions is having a CT Call. If you aren't aware of LemmonCity Productions it's a joint CT for Christie Lemmon Designs and Steel City Scraps. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity. These ladies are the absolute greatest ladies to CT for. Check out Christie Lemmon Designs creations click here and to check out Steel City Scraps click here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Such a slacker

I know. I am a huge slacker. My laptop wasn't working for like the last week and I hate this desktop. It's just in a bad place and I have a hard time reading what I'm typing. LOL Well DH took my laptop with him to work today and a guy he works with took computer classes in college. Luckily, he knew enough about computers and he was able to fix it. I can't wait to get it back this evening. I have so much that I need to catch up on plus I have some photo editing classes starting the beginning of the week. The timing couldn't be more perfect. So anyway, that's why I've slacked on my blog. I am hoping to be up and running this evening but computer time will be scarce until the holiday weekend has past.

Until next time. . .

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Car

So we ended up getting our new/used car yesterday. I just have to say that I love this car. It's perfect for us. I love the color too. I think this is going to be a very good car for us. I love it so much I'm going to share a photo of it with you all.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Barbie Girl

Does anyone else know this song by Aqua? Well I just love this song. I don't know why but I do. Well yesterday I decided I was going to add it to my music player on my blog. I was singing it as it was playing and Shane started singing it with me. It was so cute. I couldn't help but giggle. So today I was surfing the web and Shane was playing while Megan was napping and out of no where I heard him singing Barbie Girl Barbie Girl. I thought it was so cute. He always has a way of making me laugh even when he isn't trying too.

Megan decided today that she was going to stand up in her booster seat at the table and climb onto my counter. This girl is fearless. I'm so afraid she's going to break a leg, arm or something worse. I just don't know what to do with her. Any suggestions? Her brother was a little less of a dare devil but this girl seriously doesn't have any fears, that I know of. LOL

We maybe getting a car tomorrow. I'm hoping the guy doesn't back out of the deal. It will be an even trade for our truck. We need a car so bad. I'm tired of not being able to go anywhere because we can't all fit in the truck together. I miss being able to take the kids to the park and hang out or take them out to dinner for some fun family bonding time. Keep those fingers crossed for us, please.

Oh, I have such a wonderful husband. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted about Shane breaking my camera? Well, my darling husband has decided he's going to be getting a new one tomorrow. I'm so excited to be able to take pictures of my munchkins again. I found one that I want at Staples for $109.99. The only Staples that is close to us that carries it is in the next town over. Good thing our Best Buy does price matching. Woot Woot for a new camera. I can't wait.

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Wow! I can't believe how much life gets in the way sometimes. LOL

Christie came out with this little mini probably a couple of weeks ago and I'm just now finding the time to work with it. I really did love working with this mini. The papers are gorgeous and I love all of the glitter and bling in this kit. Be sure to swing by her shop at Inspiration Lane to grab this adorable mini.

Here is the preview for the kit.

And my layout I made with it.

Love Life

I completely love being a mom. Yes our life has its ups and its downs, but what is not to love about kids who love to snuggle up in your lap and love on you. What is not to love about seeing your childs face beaming with pride when they've accomplished something new and great? What is not wonderful about sneaking into your child(s) room(s) at night and watching them sleep so peacefully and angelic? What is not wonderful about seeing those perfect little smiles and the sparkle in their eyes?

I love playing games and watching my kid(s) create their masterpieces. I have been truly blessed. I love all of the madness even when I think I'm going to lose my mind. LOL It's what keeps my life fun and exciting. I can't imagine my life without these munchkins. Homer and I waited a long time before starting our family and I am so glad we did. We have 2 perfect (well in my eyes) children. Yes they don't always get along and they fight but you have to love it when they play so well together and when for no reason at all they just climb up into my lap and want to snuggle. I guess no matter how big they get they will always want mommy snuggle time.

Remember. . . No matter how crazy or mad your life gets always cherish the little things.

Until next time. . .

Monday, June 15, 2009

Steel City Scraps ~ Grand Opening

Hey everyone. . .

Rachel of Steel City Scraps is having a Grand Opening Sale at Scrappity Doo Dah. You don't want to miss this sale. It's bound to be an awesome one. So head on over to her shop and check out all of her fabulous creations.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Sun

I'm really late on getting this posted. So shame on me. I think when I have layouts that I need to promote I'll start setting up the options to post for me so I don't forget.

My latest creation was made using Summer Sun by Shel Belle Scraps. I love the colors of this kit. The papers are so much fun and the elements are fab. I'm so excited to be back on the CT for Shel. Be sure to head on over to her blog to pick up this fabulous kit.

Here is a preview to the kit.

And my layout I made with it.

Until next time. . .

Friday, June 12, 2009

Biker Dude

I took this pic of Shane about a month ago and just recently got to work with a kit that I thought was perfect for it. It's a collab called iRock by Steel City Scraps and simply.scraps. I adore this kit and the layout came together fabulously. I love the papers and elements in this kit. You can get this ROCKIN' boys kit at Inspiration Lane.

Here is the preview to the kit.

And a layout I made with the kit.