Monday, August 18, 2008

Homegrown Scrappin

Ok Wendy I'm bloggin LOL Wendy and I ordered the super monster KIT from Homegrown and have been having a blast with it! She challenged me to get four layouts done and I did WOO HOO! Thanks for the kick in the butt Wen :) I just love this picture of Lexi! It's so rare to get an actual smile from a pre-teen LOL

This is my new fave picture of Steve and Elli. It was from the fourth and they were waiting for the fireworks that we never got to see :) I just love this apple paper!

Here's Uncle Nick and his neices playing! He is just so great with the little ones :)

And this is me and my SIL and our two girls who are almost the same age wearing their cute little matching outfits from Nana!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Holy KIT Batman

I think I'm in love :) These gigantic kits from Homegrown Scrapbooks rock! These layouts are from the Summer Survival Kit! I had gotten the spring too, but was just too darn exhausted to play LOL This time I'm following along with the class and having so much fun! The second layout is from a sketch that was posted on the Homegrown Blog! The first layout is of Elli opening her card from Lucas! She was SO very excited to get mail from her buddy! The second is a picture I took of her playing on the playground at the lake :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Elli and the tree: Triple the Sketch

Triple the Sketch posted a fun CHA special sketch :) What a fun sketch and just perfect for these two pictures I had of Elli picking leaves off of our tree!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Some scrappy fun.... and some other stuff too :)

I found this newish blog called Use Your Stash that I just think is SO fun! The challenge was to use your stamps.... I have SO many of them and I never use them, so it was really fun to get some out to play with! I used a butterfly stamp and colored it in with my Heidi Swapp colored pencils (also something I never use!) and also used up some chipboard and the clear border thing that I had been meaning to use! It's hard to tell, but I had been dying to use this new coredinations cardstock and I LOVE that stuff! It was black with orange and it looks so cool sanded! In other news... I have recently learned how to make those cool black and white pictures with some color added back in and I'm addicted!!!! I was always so in awe when the portrait studio made them and I love being able to make my own! I did this one of Miss Elli coloring on her feet with chalk and just love how it turned out! Also on my list of things that are AWESOME is Costco hot dogs.... if anyones keeping track, this is my pregnancy craving of the moment. Poor Steve has had to bring me Costco hot dogs everyday after work all week! I told him it would be a lot easier on him if he would buy me one of those machines that rotates the hot dog while it cooks and makes them so delicious.... I'm just sayin. And yes I did take this picture so I could scrap it for the baby book LOL

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sassy Scrappers reveal :)

Steph made this ridiculously gorgeous kit for the Sassy DT! I totally think she should go into business designing kits! Thanks Stepher I had a great time playing with all these pretty goodies!

Baby's first scrapbook :)

Now that everyone knows about the baby I can share this darling album Wen sent me for the baby! Thanks Wen! You rock :) I had just been thinking.... where am I going to put the baby layout? And then a package showed up at my door! Isn't it pretty?

Thank goodness my scrappy blahs are FINALLY over! I was starting to worry for awhile there LOL I made this fun friend card from a sketch at Triple the Sketch. She has a really cool concept over there! There is a sketch and then the DT makes layouts and altered items and cards with the same sketch! For this card I used this weeks sketch and turned it on it's side.

What??? The heck you say!

Yes that's right.....The Scrap City now has kits :) You would not believe all the amazing stuff that Jen has packed into this kit! I was so flattered that she asked me to design some goodies with her new kit and I just love how they turned out! Totally brought me out of my scrappy funk!

And if that isn't quite enough excitement for you.... The Scrap City is going to have a store too! Woo hoooooo! Please join us the weekend of July 25-27 to celebrate the opening of the new store :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The "fourth" that only kinda sorta was

Well we tried LOL Fortunately Steve, Lex and I weren't too invested in seeing the fireworks, and Elli is so little that everything thrills her :) First we went to the parade in downtown Warrenton. We missed it last year since we were manically unpacking still, but I am so glad we went this year cause Elli loved it! They had a Coast Guard helicopter and an old plane fly over Main street where the parade was going on and Ell was SO excited! She kept yelling "plane plane!" and "heliplopper helliplopper!" The look on her face as the plane flew over was just priceless :) Made me about have a nervous breakdown though! I can't believe how low they flew! I just love this picture of Elli waving at the firetrucks, police trucks and military vehicles :) The whole parade was mostly public service and military vehicles of people throwing candy and Elli and Lex got some! There were also some clowns and horses that Elli really loved and talked about all day long.... and today too!

We had to drag Miss Elli kicking and screaming from the parade when it was over, but she was OK after we told her we were going to see the fireworks later, which she had learned all about from watching Max and Ruby! Sadly seeing the fireworks didn't go quite as planned although I don't think she knew that :) We had heard that the marina which is just blocks from our house was a great place to watch several firework shows.... yeah not so much! We piled in the car a little after nine and Elli was just plain ticked off at being in the car LOL So we got out and waited.... and waited .... and waited some more LOL It was WAY foggy and we finally saw a tiny bit of fireworks way off in the distance, but they were half covered by clouds SO we gave up and went home to watch the vancouver ones in HD :) Elli didn't know the difference and LOVED them and fell asleep after about ten minutes! All in all it was a VERY fun day!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Finally made this mini album!

So awhile back Wen sent me these cool coasters! They make such a neat little album! I had these papers that I bought just to use for Lex (Bo Bunny Xtreme Teen), but I had no clue what to do with them and this was just perfect! I made the coasters into a mini album with places on each page for a picture of her friend and a place to write thier name, phone #, etc. My plan was that she could hang it in her locker since she'll have one for the first time next year.... whether or not it's "cool" enough for that remains to be seen LOL

Wowsers :) What a Xmas present!

I am so happy to finally feel Ok sharing this layout with all my internet buddies! I have just had so many darn problems in this pregnancy so far that I really wanted to wait til we were pretty sure we were "in the clear" :) I found out two days before Miss Elli's second birthday that we were pregnant again! Wow what a surprise! Although I knew it was possible I really wasn't expecting the test to be positive! I had had this whole creative plan for telling Steve if it WAS positive, but I just could not wait til the next day and had to tell him immediately :) I came downstairs with the test and showed it to him and we both just stared at it for awhile LOL My due date is.... of all the days Xmas!!!! However I'll be having another c-section, and as long as my blood sugars behave, this baby should be born right around the 15th of December :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer is FINALLY here!

Thank goodness! I had a good laugh this morning when I looked at our weather forecast and there was a SEVERE WEATHER ALERT! Oh no right..... wrong! It was a high temp alert for the coastal area... and our forecasted high is 72 :) Now for us that IS high, but not warranting an alert so much LOL Elli and I enjoyed our afternoon in the sun though! She dragged her blankie outside and plopped it down by Gracie who was enjoying some shade! They looked so darn cute sitting there together :)
I had to share this funny picture of Gracie too! She looks SO fierce.... yeah not really :) She's chewin on a stick! I thought it was a funny one cause she looks like she's about to attack when in truth she'd let you bite her before she ever bit you LOL

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thanks Wen :)

So tonight I asked Wendy where she got her blog template from and just LOOK what she found :) I am in Cubbies heaven! Then she made me a carlos banner..... sigh. I could look at him all day :) What a pal you are!!!!! And look I even made a DAMN post too LOL

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Now this is funny :)

Wendy had this at her blog and she found it at Jessica's :) What a fun quiz!
Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A: Ranch... if it's Gregg;s brand, blue cheese if it isnt
Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A: Burgerville, but we don't have any out here in nowhereland.... so McD's
Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A: olive garden.... oh I miss olive garden :)
Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. I always leave 15%... even if the service is not so good. I was a wiatress and everyone has a bad day. I usually leave 20-25% for good service and whatever I feel like/can afford if the service is EXCELLENT..... no better way to make a strangers day!
Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sickof?
A. salads or this cajun chicken alfredo they have at the place we get takeout from YUM
Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. always pepperoni... if it's just me eating it I get the deluxe one with all the peppers and onions and other meats :)
Q. What do you like to put on your toast?
A. I'm not a big fan of toast... I'd rather have an english muffin, but when i was preggers I had to eat certain stuff because of the diabetes so I always had a toast with peanut butter and butter :)
Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. Do you really have to ask LOL It's a picture of Wrigley field!
Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. 4
Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right
Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. just my babies :) I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth removed a fe months ago but I'm a big wuss
Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. Elli..... she is SO heavy now :) Oh yeah and I moved some furniture yesterday when I was "cleaning"
Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. No
Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were goingto die?
A. Oh yuck no
Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. Diva dan......
Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. hmmm..... I like yellow and pink :)
Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. I'm sure I have but I dont know what..... Steve likes to traumatize me by telling me that you swallow spiders in your sleep every year..... UGH
Q. Have you ever saved some one's life?
A. No.... tried once in a nursing home I worked at but it was unsuccessful. I could though
Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. maybe not literally but yes
Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. hmmm.... who is this girl? Yeah sure why not
Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for$200,000?
A. oh heck no
Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. yeah probably LOL
Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. Ummmmm yeah no
Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. I would probably do that for free lol..... I LOVE hot sauce :)
Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for$1,000,000?
A. heck no
Q: What is in your left pocket?
A. my sweats don't have pockets.... I'm not wearing the fancy ones today LOL
Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A: YUCK I hated that movie.... i didnt like it so much that i didnt even watch the end of it
Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A: Both
Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A: Ummm.... stand... we actually do have seats in our shower, but why sit?
Q: Could you live with roommates?
A: Yup and I have. My brothers were my roomates for a long time :)
Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A: A whole bunch :) I LOVE flip flops :)
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: ummm.... a stay at home mom.... well how convinient
Q: Last Friend you talked to?
A: Miss Wendy online
Q: Last person who called u?
A: Lexi... whi got back from outdoor school and is puking at school... sigh
Q: Person you hugged?
A: Miss Elli :) and my dog
Q: Season?
A: Summer!
Q: Ice cream?
A: chocolate and peanut butter or peach sorbet
Q: movie?
A: All things Adam Snadler and Chris Farley
Q: type of music?
A: Barry Manilow.... I'm a super geek
Q: Missing someone?
A: yeah my Mommy
Q: Mood?
A: ready for Steve to have a day off
Q: Listening to?
A: Elli scream, dogs bark, Bob the Builder and Lexi tell me about Outdoor School
Q: Watching?
A. Bob the Builder..... can we fix it?
Q: Worrying about?
A: Nada
Q: First place you went this morning?
A: ummmmm the potty???? :)
Q: What can you not wait to do?
A: scrap chat and watch the Cubbie game... what a great time :)
Q: What's the last movie you saw?
A. The one with adam sandler and that funny guy..... Chuck and Larry
Q: Do you smile often?
A: Yup :)
Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: Most of the time LOL

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Elli's new love

is her brand new Dora swimsuit! She is just crackin me up with this thing! She wanders around the house wearing it over whatever she happens to have on :) What a turkey! She's going to be so confused this summer when she realizes that it's really for going in the water! I think what she REALLY likes is the material of it! I just can't believe my sweet baby is going to be two on Saturday.... I do not accept!

In other news.... I have been SUCH a bum lately! I had this big master plan to "spring" (even though it's been SNOWING) clean the house before Saturday.... hasn't happened, and paint the bathroom this week.... hasn't happened, and scrap.... really hasn't happened much either! But Elli's in bed, the pictures are printed and hopefully I can get a little mojo back tonight :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Notes from the crappy blogger.....

Man I did SO GOOD for awhile there! :) So here's my super duper loooooong post to catch up!So the very best new thing in our house for Elli is her "my Lucas"! It all started when my dear internet buddy Wendy randomly sent me a video with her son Lucas talking on it. Elli saw it and LOVED it! She wanted to watch it all day. And that is how two tiny kids started being internet buddies! Now they send videos back and forth and have even sent eachother snail mail cards :) This layout is of Elli watching Lucas' video and blowing him back some kisses! This layout was made with sketch #10 over at Gettin Sketchy!We have some WAY COOL stuff goin on this month over at Scrapcity! We are having our next crop the weekend of the 25th-27th and you for sure don't want to miss out on all the fun challenges, games and prizes :) We have also started a brand new challenge system over there! Each month on the first of the month there will be nine challenges to get your mojo goin! For every one you complete your name will go in the hat for a prize! Woop Woop!

You are cordially invited to our Mad Hatter Tea Party at Serendipity Scrapbooks. Since Mother's Day is right around the corner we thought that a Tea Party would be appropriate. So come on out and celebrate the many different hats we wear as women. There might be even a little May Day Celebration thrown in to our Tea Party. (note: crumpets and tea will be served!) The Mad Hatter Tea Party will begin on Friday April 25th through Sunday April 27th. We will also have pre crop challenges that will begin on Friday April 18th. All challenges will be posted by 12 noon est/9am pacific. Our awesome Design Team is busy coming up with some really neat challenges and games to keep you inspired. The Mad Hatter Tea Party will consist of 20 prizes to be had in one small weekend. Oh and you can't forget about our Blue Light Specials. They can be any where from 20% off to 50% off of specific items. Everyone loves our Blue Light Specials and you never know when they will appear over the weekend. You can also compete for points to be crowned Alice in Wonderland of our Tea Party. We hope to see you there for some wonderful inspiration and loads of fun!
We are also having another celebrity chat at Serendipity! This month our guest chat is with the Owner of the wonderful new company called Pink Paislee!! Come and join us on Tuesday the 22nd at 9pm EST. This is 6pm Pacific/7pm Mountain and 8pm Central time in our Chat room. Just come to the forum and at the top click on Chat.
Over at Sassy Scrappers we are halfway through our fabulous month long grand opening celebration!!!! There are SO MANY challenges it's just plain ridiculous :) We have two awesome sponsors! Big thanks to Treasured Scrapbooking and Cupcake Scrapshop!

So I have been in a total scrapping funk lately! Thankfully last night my buddy Wendy picked a challenge for me and gave me my orders LOL This layout is for the Scrapcity monthly challenge, which was to make a layout about your signifigant other :) This layout is of a sweet picture that Lexi took of them at the park a few weeks ago! This one actually made me get all teary when I was makin it :) Thanks Wendy for the kick in the rear! It was made with this months kit from Treasured Scrapbooking!