Monday, March 31, 2008

Oh Christmas

Merry Christmas! Yes you read that right. Christmas. I got together this past weekend with my best friend from highschool, Lisa, to exchange Christmas presents. She lives less than an hour away, yet we hardly ever get to see each other. Funny how life gets in the way and that we are all so busy. Need to change that! Really need to make more time for friends! We had a great time watching the (nascar) race, eating a nice dinner and yes, exchanging gifts. We adore John Cena! So I had to get her this DVD all about him. For those who do not know, John is a WWE wrestler that is from West Newbury, Massachusetts. Lisa knows his parents, but has yet to meet John in person. John Cena is H-O-T hot!!

Speaking of hot...H-O-T hot, I am crazy about Tony Stewart! Maybe a little obsessed! Lisa got me a new Tony coffee cup. How did she know that I needed a new one for work? LOVE this!

Of couse, Lisa could not leave out Bryant. He got another Transformer for his collection. Yay, a new one that he did not have yet!

So, all in all we had a great day! A nice visit! A good time was had by all! Have a great week! Happy Monday!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

I see LOTS of crafting in my future

I created my first LO using a Studio Calico kit. I love being part of the scrapping community there. I used the March kit called "Fly a Kite". Really loving the Making Memories '5th Avenue' line. Okay, so I am trying to scrap more pics of myself. So, when I am older, I can look back and see how good I once looked. LOL!!

This is April's kit. It is called 'Hand-Picked'. It is so colorful! I can not wait to get my hands on it!

This is one of the add-ons. It is called 'Snapdragon'. It is so pretty! Both kits have paper included from a new company called Pink Paislee along with many other goodies!

On another note, I wanted to share something very cool, that I am looking forward to. It is no secret that I am a big fan of hers. She is doing this . You can check it out and join the fun here . A GREAT time will be had by all. Lots of great crafting going on here!! Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

You Make My Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter holiday with family & friends. My son was very lucky to have the Easter Bunny leave him goodies at home and at Grammy & Grampies. He may be a little spoiled. LOL! Our yearly tradition is to color eggs at the grandparents house. We look forward to it every year. Grammy always buys the coolest new kits. Here are a couple with my silly son Bryant. He is such a ham!

So PRETTY! The colors were AMAZING!

Great job! (If I say so myself!)

I recieved the following award from my friend Aleida . It is the "You Make My Day" award. I have seen many very deserving people recieve this award and I feel very honored to have gotten it myself. So for that, I am thankful. It is an award given to someone special whose blog you enjoy. Someone that inspires you , makes you smile and makes you think. Someone that you may consider a friend. Again, Aleida, I am very honored.

Now my turn to reciprocate and here are the rules:
The rules for the *You Make My Day Award* are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through e-mail or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. beware you may get the award several times yourself, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. I feel loved just getting it once. :-)

Here is my list. I actually chose 11 people and I really could have kept going!

Stacy D





Donna D



Stacey P

Donna S


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter to ALL My Peeps!!!

Happy Easter! May you all enjoy this time with familly and friends!!!

A little happiness from past Easters. These LO's still make me SMILE!!!

Have a Blessed weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Swap + Pay it Forward=Happy Mail Days for ME!!!!

I have to say today was not one of my best days. To top it off, it was rainy, gray and cold. I just can not express how bad it was. All I could think was tomorrow is the first day of Spring! It has to get better! So when I finally got home from work and saw that my Easter swap gift from Mia had arrived, you just do not know how much that it meant to me. I was so happy! I was happy just seeing the box. I did not even know what was inside yet! This is all the goodness that was inside! All I can say is "WOW!!" This picture does not even do it justice! Check it out:

I do not know where to begin. Lots of K & Co goodies, Basic Grey, fun Easter stickers, ribbon, buttons, bling, Scenic Route chipboard, glimmer mist and Swedish candy (I hope I do not have to share the candy!). The paper was wrapped in beautiful kraft wrapping paper (So PRETTY!) Mia this is AMAZING! To think that I was not even going to do this swap at first! I am so glad that I did! Not only do I LOVE all these goodies, but I really had the best time shopping for Mia too! I am so LOVING being a part of the Studio Calico community!

On Saturday, I got this very CUTE package of Stampin' Up goodies from my friend Stacy . I ordered the spiral punch. I have been wanting this for a while, just from seeing the great things that I have seen Nancy create. She is so talented!!! But, look at all the the other little goodies, metal embelishments, ribbon, colorful tags and I LOVE these scallop stamps. I can not wait to try these out!
Thanks ladies for bringing the sunshine!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Won't you take me to...Funky Town??!!

Got to play with one of the newest kits at Paper Jam Studio . It is called, you guessed it, Funky Town :

I wanted to share some of my Design Team projects. This first one is a LO of Bryant being silly. I loved this picture and I love these colors!! One of my favorite things in this kit is the Maya Road "Hello my name is" stamp set. Soooooooo CUTE!

The next is a cute little Spring paperbag/clipboard mini album. Here is the cover:

Here are the next 2 pages. Lots of flowers, a little bit of bling and buttons:

This is pages 3 & 4. Love the flowers and the mini paperclip and red Doodlebug letters:

The last one is a card combining Love Elsie and October Afternoon paper (they match perfectly!) with a little bit of bling thrown in. Who doesn't enjoy flowers and bling? LOL!

I had a great time with this kit. I really enjoy the challenge of mixing different vendors products together and seeing what I come up with, what I can create. Would love to see what other people come up with. As Donna Downey says "You are perfect, just the way you create." I LOVE that!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Bryant!!

Today is my sons 8th birthday! Isn't he CUTE? He is getting to be such a big boy!

This picture is actually from last year, because technically he will not be 8 until 6:06 pm tonight. LOL!! We do have a lot in store for todayand tomorrow, so I will share more pics later. Have a GREAT weekend! :-)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Teresa Collins is in the House!!!

Okay, well she is not actually in my house, but her new scrapbook lines are. YAY! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!! I hardly ever get to do anything girlie, so this weekend I went a little WILD! This little beauty was created with the Damask line. I used a Basic Grey chipboard bracket album , Heidi Swapp mini flowers , Ghost clocks, Heidi Swapp pink bling & Heidi Swapp clear bling crowns, Stampin' Up ink and wide scrap ribbon. I also used some new Luxe "Color Me" paper. This is the cover:

AND here are some inside pages:

Lots of bling and buttons and doo dads. No pics added yet, but so PRETTY!! Here are some more of the pages:
This little cutey is a Basic Grey chipboard keyplate album . The cover has Ranger crackle paint , Stampin' Up ink , Prima bling, Heidi Swapp mini flowers & Ghost clocks and Teresa Collins Extreme Boy bling. I also loved the light pink lace! :-)

Here are the inside pages. I used the Bella Girl line, Heidi Swapp metalic pink rub-ons and some Luxe "Color Me" papers:

For this little Bo Bunny purse mini album, I am using the Bella Girl line, Heidi Swapp chipboard clocks , 7 Gypsies hardware and Heidi Grace ribbon. I have not finished the inside yet, but what a FUN start!!

I even have a bunch of the Journal it line. I think this may be my FAVORITE! Oh the projects to come!! TFL!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Oh yah! Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a bit of an 80's junkie. Love me some 80's ANYTHING! I LOVE the movies, the music, tv and yes even the fashion (and oh do I have the photos to prove it-Maybe, just maybe I will share some time!)

I could go on and on and on but, that is not what this post is all about. It am here to spread the word about Pink Paislee . It is a very COOL new company and an AWESOME new online community. I am totally digging this place: Live Pink . Check out my page . I have "seen" so many familiar faces from SIS TV , Studio Calico , Fiskateers , Paper Jam Studio and even some of my fave's from the old Junkitz DT. It is so cool to have ALL these great people in one place! Check it out when you get a chance. If you join, add me as one of your friends. Hope to see you there soon! Happy Saturday!!! Go PINK!! :-)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I have been under the weather for a a few days now and I am still not 100%. Been neglecting my blog. I was recently tagged by my friend Stacy with the following questions:

What were you doing Ten years ago? I was working as a QC tech for the same company that I work for now. Steve and I lived in an apartment in Nashua, NH.

What were you doing one year ago? I now work in Sales Admin. I now have a crazy 7 year old and I am living in Massachusetts.

Name five favorite snacks: icecream, Cool Ranch Doritos, Reeses Peanut Butter cups, chocolate chip cookies. I know, I can't think of 5 right now!

Name five things you would do if you were a millionaire: Quit my job, Pay off all my bills, Pay off all my parents bills, put some $$ away and of course travel the Nascar circuit.

Name five things you like doing... scrapping, reading, listening to tunes, watching tv/movies and hanging with Bryant.

Name five things you would never wear again... neon anything, preppy anything (WOW! I really can not think of 5 things!)

Name your five favorite toys... computer, camera, all scrap tools, cell phone and my car!

I now tag Pam , Aleida , Debbie , Stacey and Kathy .