Friday, April 29, 2011

Strike while the iron is hot!

Gotta keep it going....blogging that is! I just finished working on a page and uploaded it to and thought I'd post it up here too while I was at it. That way I won't get behind in my blogging/posting LOs. I'm VERY excited about this LO because 1.) It was ALL ME :) no lifting of any kind...just picked some stuff and flew by the seat of my pants so to speak ;) 2.) I used a BUNCH of stamps which I never do. So using a whole bunch on this page definitely justifies buying all the stamps that I do! And 3.) I got creative! I've been DYING....I mean DYING for some Japanese masking tape/washi tape and I saw some that have a grid pattern on them that I just LOVE, but haven't gotten around to ordering them yet because it's kind of pricey. So I had the idea to just use regular masking tape and stamp on it with my grid stamp and voila....LOVE the way it turned out! So anyway, I'm just very excited about this page....gonna see if I can crank out another before the kids get home before I lose the mojo!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kick in the pants....

I think that's what I need! lol I am just so lazy about blogging these days! And I do spend time on the computer...just not keeping up with my blog! Anyway, can't even remember what's been going on that I haven't talked about. We put Mikey in tball and he just loves it. It's a little unorganized and they haven't even had many practices, but Mikey just has a blast when he plays and goes to the games and really, that's all that matters to us! We have such a good time watching all the little kids run around without a clue! lol

A couple of weeks back, Mikey and I spent the night at Chon's and we had some scrappy time. I hadn't taken much with me as far as different paper choices and what not, so I didn't have alot to work with. I had bought a few things when we were out and about hitting up our usual shopping spots so I had some papers that I could work with for my "base" and I had taken my new Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection stuff, so I actually used that stuff for all three pages that I worked on. I've never done that before. Like only used one line to work on all my pages. I have to say that I liked it alot! I guess it's kind of like when people subscribe to kit clubs and then crank out a whole bunch of pages only using that kit. I wish I could say I used it all up (my Ad Lib stuff), but I didn't! But I used it so that's a good thing!

Not much else going on around here. Mikey is sick again...throat infection and he sounded horrible last night. He was doing that whole gasping for air thing he'd done before when his tonsils were really enlarged because of his allergies. We went back and forth from the bed to the recliner in the livingroom and back to the bed. Needless to say, I don't think I got much sleep last night. I don't know if he did because he didn't wake up any of the times I moved him, but I can't see how he did with all that snoring, gasping, ect... Day two of his anitbiotics today, so hopefully my baby will be back to feeling better soon.

Here are my pages....I did a couple more here at home after that night at Chon's, but I won't upload those can check them out in my gallery :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I LOVE this dog....

Today was the first time giving Max a bath outside. I'd been bathing him in our walk in shower, but it's SO hard to get him inside. I literally have to carry him into the bathroom because he will NOT walk in on his own. He does good for baths once I have him in there. That wasn't always the case though. He used to try to get out by pushing on the shower door so it was kind of hard to bathe him with one hand while holding the shower door with the other. Over time, he got better about it....just sat while I washed him, even looked like he enjoyed getting all clean. It's just getting him in there now. He's a smart dog. He knows I'm about to give him a bath and NOTHING, not even a snack, a piece of ham...NOTHING will get him to come to the door. He'll make me chase him. I literally have to catch him first! lol And then after I bathe him in the shower, I have to go through the whole process of wiping down the bathroom of dog hair, washing/cleaning out the shower, then bathing myself because afterwards, I am ALWAYS full of dog hair! This was just much easier. We leashed him to the window guard on the house and Miguel and I tackled half of him each! lol Piece of cake! I was even able to cut some of the long hairs around his eyes because they are pretty long, get in his eyes, dirt hangs on to it, gets in his eyes, ect. but we could NOT trim the long hairs under his chin. He just WOULD. NOT. LET. US. And boy, did we try! I figured I'd just leave it than risk trying to cut it with him jumping around and possible poke or cut him with the scissors. I am always amazed at how clean and fluffy and gorgeous he looks after a bath. I was able to snap some pics of him right before I let him off his leash. Out of 30 pics, I was able to get this one really good one which is just my FAVE!! Just wanted to share :)

Got my scrappy on....

I got to have some scrappy time and did three pages. I really love the sisters one. Thanks for taking a peek :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Some Scrappy Goodness....

I haven't uploaded any pages here in a while. I get lazy (there's the lazy thing again) about doing it...not sure why because I am uploading them over on These aren't "recent" pages...the "Art" one is the most recent...last week, but the others are just some I'd done and hadn't posted yet. I've been wanting to get some scrapping done with all the new goodies I'd been buying with some of our tax refund, but haven't gotten to yet. I got so many things....Heidi Swapp Soiree and Daily Junque lines, lots of new Mister Hueys, some Fancy Pants "It's The Little Things", some Sass Sweetly Smitten, Crate Portrait, Bo Bunny Ad Lib. And I also treated myself to some acrylic stamps that were on clearance at M's the other day. Oh, I also made a trip to Hobby Lobby last week and picked up some sheets of paper because it was half off and everyone knows I just don't have enough paper, right? lol I only bought like 32 sheets I think. LOL I know, I know...32 sheets is still kind of a bit, huh? Oh and btw, our HLs got some new papers in the open stock which is why I wanted to head over there. LOTS of the MME Lost and Found...the ones w/the glitter on them, some Sass (Indie Girl, Count Me In and can't remember the other, Cherry Delicious..was that what it was called), oh and some awesome sheets from Girls Paperie! They also have quite a few new patterns in the Paper Studio stuff. So yeah, I'm kind of wanting to create and use some of this stuff. I'm just so sleepy today. We had some friends over last night for a good friend Yo from church and her hubs and kids and by the time they left, got the kids bathed and in bed, I think it was around 11:00 when I went to bed. And then I woke up around 2:30 because of the crazy wind we got here early this morning. Some surrounding areas had warnings for thunderstorms and some tornado watches, but all we got was a sprinkle in some parts and the wind. So after I checked on Max and looked up the weather to make sure I didn't need to take out the candles and flashlights, I went back to bed and my hands started doing this horrible itchy thing they do sometimes. Not sure what it is. It happens once in a hands, mostly my fingers will start to itch LIKE. CRAZY. And they will get swollen...again, mostly my fingers and the itching is just INSANE. Sometimes it happens to the soles of my feet too. Usually if I take some Benadryl, it will clear up. So by the time the meds kicked in...I wasted time on the laptop until I got drowsy, it was FOUR A.M. Which only gave me 2 1/2 more hours to sleep until I had to get up and get the kids ready for school. So I was DRAGGING today! As it is, I am NOT a morning person AT. ALL. I didn't start my cleaning until one in the afternoon, but thankfully, I got it all done before the kids got home except for laundry. So I've had a productive day, just slow in starting. Anyway, here are the pages I've done...enjoy :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Magic Eraser...

I've been done with my "chores" since way earlier this morning. The house is spotless, no laundry to do, nothing needs to be cleaned. I want to scrap, I want to be creative. I have all this free time, so many new yummy scrappy things to play with. I have several blogs and sketches bookmarked, but my mind is just so full of "life gunk" and I can't seem to muster up the energy to move from this chair and get some scrapping done. I feel like...I have no someone sucked the life out of me and all I can do is sit here in a useless lump. I don't like the way it feels. I wonder if a magic eraser could erase all this "stuff" out of my head?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Getting my feet wet...

OMG...I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged! Sometimes I just get so lazy about writing here...not sure why! I was chatting with a friend earlier tonight and she gave me the link to her new blog and she pointed out that I hadn't updated mine in I thought I'd give it a try again :) I'm not going to try to update everything that's been going on since I last wrote here because frankly, my memory is just not that We are all good...thank God...I've been doing some scrapping here and there, but I'm not going to go back and upload my pages either...see, that lazy thing applies here too :D But I will try to make an effort to upload my new pages from here on out. I have also been doing alot of I think more shopping than scrapping. You know how that goes! We got our tax refund and I got myself a new laptop...yay! I LOVE it! Especially that I can sit on the comfy couch and surf the web instead of on a hard stool when I was using our desktop. Which we still have, but hardly gets used now. I've even caught hubs with my the bathroom of all, huh? I told him not to make a habit of that! Okay, so I'm going to try to be a better blogger...until next time :)