Saturday, December 20, 2008

New Layouts

So where do I begin? Well here are two of the most recent layouts I got completed this weekend. Ian has been sick, then had an allergic reaction to one of the meds, ended up in the ER and I have been home with him for 3 days. I did manage to clean, do laundry and xmas shop! So I am proud to say I am about 96% done!
Getting fired up for the game tomorrow!!! The Steelers could take over 1st place in the NFL! Holy cow that would be sweet! So keep your fingers crossed for me - that is if you're not a Raven's fan ;0)
And last but not least, I needed a new trimmer. The blades on mine were bad, it is not being made anymore that I could find around here so I bought a fiskers at 50% off. I am not really happy with it. It still freys the ends of the cardstock when I cut it - it's okay for regular papers. I'm not too happy and now I don't know what to do! So anyone want to give me some suggestions on yet another trimmer? Oh yeah, it's just a regular blade, not a rotary. Does anyone like the rotary style? Help!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sweet Victory!

All I am gonna say is that it was an oh so SWEET VICTORY! Steelers 13 - Ravens 9

Loved it! We had friends of Joel's come an watch the game and I had a blast. I jumped up and down in I can go to work tomorrow with a huge smile on my face and probably end up having my Terrible Towel put in the trash... that's how those Raven fans operate... at least the ones I work with ;0)

Over at Tally we extended the 12 Days of Xmas challenges. I am so far behind at this point I'm just trying to do the ones that really speak to me. Here is one I completed last week...Have a great week. BTW - have I told you I have done virtually NO xmas shopping? YIKES!!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Photo Shoot

Well I decided to go cheap this year and do my own photos for the cards and for home/family. I don't think their bad but I guess a pro could have done better ;0)

Either way they are adorable if I must say so myself... Thanks for the looksie!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Rolling on the pages!

Okay now that I said that something will come up and I won't be able to scrap for a week...

Anyhow these are some pages I posted today at Tally for the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge.

Oh and YES I am sooooo happy the Steelers rocked the Patriots all over the field. Loved it!!!! Now bring on the Cowboys. My sister is a Cowboys fan...hmmm...I see a wager in my future with her.

Gotta run - I've been up two nights in a row now scrapping and it's very late - way late for me ;0)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Been Forever

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I did and the long weekend was very much needed. I got my walk-in closet cleaned out, got my scrapbook room cleaned up and better organized and got all the inside Christmas decorations up. Didn't buy one present this weekend and now I'm starting to panic a little. But I got sometime and I got to get my lists together and just get out there. I just feel very sorry for all those people who got hurt on Friday, and those that actually lost their lives while shopping. I mean seriously! Someone has to be responsible for that and people need to care more about people's safety than getting a TV. It's a very sad reminder of how commericalized Christmas actually is.
Okay enough preaching ;0)

I hope to get my layout finished for Ian's album and start on my cookie tags. I got 2 orders to fill for our cookie swap. yeah!
Oh and by the way - GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray we beat the Patriots....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

No longer a virgin

A Vera Bradley virgin that is! My hubby got me my first bag - I just love it! I can't believe he bought one for me and it is so huge! I can fit everything in it ;0)

And I scurried around to try and upload for one of the challenges over the weekend on Tally to find that I'm not that computer savvy when it comes to the uploading and screwed it up some how. So I couldn't enter it - at least not yet (Pray Nerd will fix my problem) But here it is for all of you to see! The challenge was to interview a child about Christmas. I've always wanted to do an interview layout with Bryson so this was fun!

Well I have a pretty busy schedule the rest of this week! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! And don't forget this is the best time to create that special page about what you are thankful for this year! I know I have a lot to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to me and lots of other news

Yes today is the day I can no longer say I'm 32. Nope I've crossed that one off my list, now on to 33. Hope the double "3"s are good luck. Okay enough about are some pics of some cards I got done for the Black Friday Open House.

Hmm these are sorta all over the place huh?

Well my next bit of news - WAY excited that the Steelers won Sunday. But they play again Thursday, not much time to rest ;0( - And yes Latte - we can still be friends.

BUT I guess the most exciting news of all is my little guy Ian, just got his first tooth today! It broke through sometime during day and I am so tickled! He's been a little crabby ;0)

And one last pic before I go... bought Bryson and Ian new winter stuff...went to GAP outlet on Sat and got Bryson this hat. He actually got in trouble in school with cause he wanted to wear it to gym class and they wouldn't let him... well at least he likes it a lot right?

til the next time - happy scrapping!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


The flipping Steelers LOST tonight to Indy - seriously it was the worst loss yet cause we GAVE them 14 points on interceptions... you just can't do that! I'm really mad at Ben right now.

BUT the good news is I got to scrapbook this weekend. I made this layout... and I started working on some mini-albums for the Black Friday sale. Hopefully I can sell them. I will post when they are done but in the meantime here is the layout I actually got done ;0)

Below are some shots of the boys from this weekend. Ian is sitting up so well now on his own, he took his first big boy bath on Friday night. And I love the one with him and Bryson playing. Bryson is the best big brother - I just love to see them interact.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day

Okay - all I want to post about today is - my plea for you to go out and vote tomorrow! Now more than ever it is oh so important.
Thank you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pics that were promised

Well I'm sick. So I didn't get to go to the parade tonight which is fine really cause I didn't want to take Ian out in the cold, damp and very breezy night. And it turned out Bryson's team decided not to be in the parade like an hour before hand! huh???? So I don't think I missed anything.

It gave me a chance to catch up on the blog and post the pics I promised... so here goes!

These of our trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Ian, Bryson and then the large pumpkin we picked that day. We came home with 4 but this one is the main one ;0)

Next we have Bryson showing his spirit for his football tourney last Sat. He wanted to die his hair so I bought some Halloween stuff - boy did that make a mess - I wouldn't recommend this product! But what do I get for $1 a can?

Then lastly these are just some pics of the boys this past week. Ian turned 8 months old yesterday. He's getting so big!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I need more time!

To do just about everything... I am not prepared for anything anymore and this week isn't going to give me much time to get ready!

Today was the last Warriors football game until next season ;0( But my little guy had 4 tackles and his name was over the announcements all morning! It was so great to see him and his team go out on top. Technically an undefeated season... and they tied on one scrimmage. So they played awesome! Not bad for a bunch of smurfs.

This week that Halloween parade is Tues. The football is in the parade. Then Wed is pizza party and equipment hand ins. Friday is Halloween and then Sat and Sun I am gone mostly all day. I don't know when I will breathe! I think there are going to be a lot of late nights cause I have a ton to do to get ready for this weekend.

Okay - I rambled on a great deal about nothing! I have a ton of pics to upload including Pumpkin patch, last football game, Ian sitting by himself and the cool little gift bags I made for this weekends vendor symposium. I want to have some cards done too but I doubt that will happen.. as I said - I need more time!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Events are a happening...

Okay ladies - here is your opportunity to see me! Hee hee - exciting I know...

But if you are in need of supplies you can find me in these places the next few weeks:

Nov 1st - Vendor Symposium at Runneymeade Elem. School in Taneytown from 10-2pm

Nov 28th - Black Friday sale...multiple vendors. 8am - 2pm in Taneytown, MD.

For more info on these please post or email me at

To scrap with me - you need to follow me here: St David's Church, Hanover, PA. Nov 2nd from 12-9pm. 9 hours of uninterrupted cropping - no kids, lots of food, games and fun! Oh yeah I'll have my stash with me too. So come out and crop with me. Cost is $45

Okay so I know you need more exciting things than just this so I am posting a pic of Ian... oh so cute!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall celebrations

So what do you do to celebrate the most wonderful season of them all? Of course that is just my opinion - but I do love fall the most. Our family tradition is to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out our pumpkins. This year was Ian's first trip to the patch. I'll post some pics soon.

The other tradition that sort of goes hand in hand is we always buy apple dumplings for Joel. His mother used to make them for him all the time and since she passed, I have not mustered the courage to attempt to make them myself... soooo we buy them ;0)

Last weekend at the cybercrop at Tally I entered this layout based on the apple dumplings and won 2nd place! I am so excited I never win anything - especially when I am competing with so many talented ladies over there...

I used Basic Grey's Ambrosia collection for the papers, cardstock and boarder stickers. I don't like the way it photographed.. I think it's much nicer in person ;0)
So I have a ton more stuff to post but it's late and I'm cold and tired... the bed is calling.
Tomorrow I will post all the upcoming crops and events I have coming up in the next few weeks. So stay tuned!
PS - what is everyone going to be for Halloween? Post here please!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Great to be a govt worker!

Had the day off today! Although it was a day off, I got zero scrapping done. Zero zilch! BUT here is a layout I got finished the other day for a challenge over at Tally.
But the day was a productive. I took Ian to visit his GG and NaNa plus the girls I used to work with at the accounting firm. Ofcourse he got lots of smiles and kisses - he was eating it up!
He's been too fussy lately, think his tooth is coming soon. I can only hope!
So other than that not much going on here... going to call it an early night, got some scrap mags to read!
Good night!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Just Perfect

Well Ian came home sick today. He was just too congested to eat by mid-morning and the director called me to come pick him up (sigh). But that's okay cause when they are sick they feel better with their mommies and I got some time to take a nap and finish a layout! Granted its a simplisitc one but hey - right now I'm not getting much time to do anything so any layout getting done is a blessing.

Just think he's so perfect! I have a million photos of this particular photo shoot but this pic I love the most.

So now Ian offically has two layouts in his album... poor guy mommy better get cracking!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First Sick Day

I knew Ian was sick, a minor cold I thought, but he's had it for a few weeks now. He's teething so that doesn't help either... so I finally felt the need to take him to the Dr. although I knew that they don't do anything for the run of the mill cold. I'm glad I did! He had so much wax in his ears I could have made a candle. Plus his ears were infected... but no fever, no fussiness, nothing. Which means he's a real trooper! Poor little man... so today, was Ian's first sick day ;0)

Good news is with the sick day I have been able to work on a layout! Hope to get it done and uploaded tomorrow.

This weekend is another home game for GMF. Our Warriors are 5-0 and loving it more every week! Here's a pic of Bryson at the last home game.

And finally - we got our Halloween Swap stuff yesterday! So much cool Halloween goodness...see!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Neglected and going pink!

Well my hubby actually got on my blog last night, thought it was awesome, read every word since its inception but decided when he was done, he felt a little pics of my hubby on my blog. So I chose to rectify this situation with a post and a photo. He wanted to choose which photo of him got put up here but I say - if you're going to be on the blog - it's my party and I'll do what I want ;0) So this is the photo I chose!

Besides it's only fitting given the awesome come-from-behind win the Steelers had last night over the Ravens. I stayed up way too late to enjoy it but I am so glad I did.

So here's to you honey (who will probably never come back to the blog) and thanks for taking the time to read it!

Second - I have added a Pinky sign on my blog per Christi's request in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. Let's all do our part to help the cause! For more information on how to donate or a cool way to possibly get while giving...see Christi's blog. Link is below on the left - Created by Coffee.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Back from TX and a little housekeeping

Well the trip was great, had lots of fun except it was really warm - too warm for my taste and the plan rides were less than pleasant. But I am home safe and sound. Here are some pics from my trip. I got to meet up with Pam from Tally and she showed me around the city a little, took me to lunch and even gave me some fab Texas themed-scrap paper. Loved it! Now I just gotta get scrapping... yeah like I have time for that!

Work this coming week will be hectic. Meeting on Wed for Bryson at his school and then fun filled weekend of football again. I didn't go today cause of the rain and Ian isn't feeling too good - gots a little cold. Giving him lots of kisses cause I missed him so much while I was gone!

I added the playlist too! I only put 5 songs on it so far cause frankly I've been fighting for computer time today and that was all I could do. BUT I'd like for you to give me some suggestions as to what you'd like to hear. So please leave your suggestions here and I'll try and add them!

Okay I could really write a ton more but it's almost 9 and I am going to watch DH. Did anyone catch the premier of Grey's??? Loved it!!!! Although I had to watch it SAT night from my computer cause I was on a plane when it aired Thursday night...another reason I didn't like the ride home.

BTW - tomorrow is wear your Steeler colors! Go Steelers!!!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Memories of Mine to Thine: 'Twas a Bonnie Day, Talkin' Pirate Talk

Check this out! Tally Ho - yes the Tally Ho's blog. She celebrated Talk like a Pirate Day in style!

You're too cool Rachel!
Memories of Mine to Thine: 'Twas a Bonnie Day, Talkin' Pirate Talk

Friday, September 19, 2008

RAK Winners!

My honey picked the following out of the can - Crazy Creations, Nikki, Latte, Kimmie0270 and Patti are all winners!!!!

So what you need to do to claim your prize is send me an email with your name and address and I will ship you out some scrap goodness! Thanks for visiting and commenting and I hope you keep coming back! (

I am off to San Antonio for a week so I will ship goodies on Friday when I return. It's for work but I get to meet up with Msippi (Pam) while I am out there so can't wait! Hope I'll get some good pictures and get back to the scrapping scene. I am really due for some layouts. Geez I am all backed up - it's been so long!!!!

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Who doesn't want some RAK? And a Birthday Wish

I know what your saying...what the heck is RAK? Well for those of you who don't get much RAK you might not know in which case you definately need some. For those who do know - all the TallyScrappers should - then you'll be the first to leave a post. Basically all you have to do is post a comment to my blog under this post and you'll be entered for some RAK! (Random acts of Kindness ;0) ) Trust me, you'll want the RAK! It just may be one of these babies I have been working on for the swap over at Tally!

Or maybe some other Halloween related goodies! You have until midnight on Friday! So go get your RAK! Ladies you deserve it!!!!! Then Friday night I'll randomly pick a weiner or winner and send you out some love!

On a different note - I'd like to say Happy Birthday to Catherine. She's almost 40! hee hee...not really she's only 38 today. So if you see Cath give her a big spank on the behind cause she likes that and tell her you're voting for Obama! She really will like that ;0) Love you Catherine!!!!!!

hmmm....need some more photos up here... let's see what I can find....

My boys...gotta love em!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

While you were out...

My animals had the run of the house, well at least the kitchen. Recently since Sam is prone to seizures we've penned him in the kitchen/dinning room during the day while we are at work. When he has a seizure he looses control of his blatter so it's just easier on me and the carpet this way! But he rarely has accidents and hasn't had a seizure that we know of for quite a while. However when I got home this evening from picking up the baby/watching a little football practice - I was in for a shock! I wish I would had taken a picture but I was so frazzled I didn't think about it until I was already in clean up mode.
One of the kitchen table chairs was knocked over, the table cloth in a pile on top of the tipped over chair, and my tuscany vase was in pieces all over the floor and the chair. There was also spots of dog pee all over the dinning room floor. I really have no idea how it happened I would bet money that the pee was from the dog, the rest was the cat. Harley is very bad ;0) 7:15pm at night I didn't feel like cooking and cleaning so I made hubby stop at McDonald's on his way home. that my kitchen floor is sparkling clean, I can go to bed. So much for scrapping and posting a pic of my Halloween swap project. There's always tomorrow!
Good night!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Not enough time in the day...

To get everything done I want to! It stinks. I really really need to begin working on my tallyHalloween swap projects. I have all the supplies but have done nothing more. Maybe this weekend I can knock half of them out. Maybe! I have a hundred layouts swarming in my head that I want to do but no time to do them. I am reading abook my sister lent me - Daniel Steel's His Bright Light, about her son have Bi-polar and his loosing battle with it. Yes reading it makes me scared and depressed for/about Bryson but in a way it is good to read about someone else's struggles with the disease.
Football is in full swing. Bryson's second game is Sunday at 11am which really stinks cause it's away - over an hour away so we will more than likely miss the opening kickoff to the Steeler's game. Ahhh we are getting old! Next week we are at home so that's good!
I think I'm getting sick on too of all this... probably because I am run down... but I think doing out drinking on Sat night didn't help ;0) - gotta blame it on something. No really though I had a great time and it's something I don't get to do too often but never miss a chance to hang with my Michelle!
And now it just hit me that I actually have two weeks left until I leave for San Antonio! Geez...when will things slow down????

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ahhh back to work....

Yeah like I am really excited about that! I am not but I guess it's good to get back into the swing of things. Last week was such a screwy week with it being back to school but only on Wed and Thurs? Then they had days off, etc. It was just nutty. So I will be glad to finally get a full week of school under out belts and hopefully establish a routine soon.

I did start working on the animals for Ian's room. The giraffe turned out really cute - I have three of them done so far. But I had to stop the project to work on my Halloweeen swap over at Tally. Here is one of the pieces I plan to use on my doorhanger project....

Pretty spooky huh? Anywho, I finally decided what to do now I just have to finish getting the rest of the supplies. This photo was found off of some site on the internet so I can't take credit for it's creation! But very Vintage feeling and that is the goal. I will post one when I am finished - don't know when that will be but you know - soon.

Well have a great week ladies and gents (if any frequent the blog) and pray for Fall to get here soon! I love fall!!!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Birthday!

To my bestest bud Michelle! She turns 33 tomorrow. So if you see Michelle say Happy Bday to her or you can leave a post here and I will make her check it ;0)

On a totally different note, everyone at Tally is loving the 4th of July page and I am so glad. But I gotta tell you there are so many talented ladies over there I just can't compete! But it's fun trying. Just want to say thanks to Christi who keeps encouraging me with comments on my blog and on Tally! Thanks Christi! Check out her blog - the link is below.

And finally, we just got home a little bit ago from meet the teacher night. It is with mixed emotions I leave there cause one, its a new school. I don't think it's as nice as the one Bryson was in and should be since he is no longer going in our own district. But the staff in his TES room is wonderful. He'll have 4 other kids in the class with a FT teacher and a FT aid plus theroputic professionals three times a week. I know it's what he needs but I miss the normalsy of a regular classroom. I miss the staff and parents at James Gettys already. But I just pray that soon Bryson will be able to adjust and learn and grow and be productive so he can go back to mainstream where he belongs. Uuuhhhh.... okay I'm done venting.

Any who - this all started with wishing Michelle a happy birthday so again - girlie have a great day! And can't wait until Saturday evening - hope I won't be too much of a wet blanket for you!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Got a layout finished. Geez it seems lately it takes as long as giving birth just to knock out one little layout ;0)

Well here it is, our day at the ball park on July 4th. It helped I went to Randi's on Friday night to scrap. Otherwise I am sure it wouldn't have gotten done.

I need to get better at taking pictures at the right angle. Since I can not scan (just not smart enough to figure out the stitching thing), I need to take pics of the layouts. Sometimes I can't cut out the table, chair or whatever it is they sit on while I snap them. Someday I'll get high tech.

The next photos are of the Whimsy Jar swap I did over at

The first is the jar I made to send to LadyMissSusan(on the left), and the other two are of the jar she gave me and the loot inside! Bryson had fun helping me look through all the goodies. He even got to take the whistle that was in there... just so he'd stop asking me so many questions!

Ahh... it was also a busy weekend. Parties, football and being outside a lot. I am kinds tired! Here is one last pic of Ian in his saucer...he's getting the hang of it and the toys but he's not quite flat-footed yet on the bottom. Maybe in another week or two - just a few more inches boy - you can do it!

Okay, gotta go post all this good stuff on Tally! Happy back to school to all those heading back this week here in PA and MD. Bryson starts Wed. Thank goodness!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Busy weekend

My olderst turned 7 on Saturday. The weekend was pretty much about him...but then again everyday is about him ;0)

A little mini-golf, dinner at Ruby Tues. and then some goodies... like Guitar Hero on Tour for his DS. The guys doesn't put it down! Ofcourse he got a lot of other cool goodies from our friends and family. Steelers toothbrush that Aunt Michelle gave him rocks! Then Sunday we had a cookout with family as I have about 10 people on my side with birthdays in Aug. We just pick a day and celebrate.

Weather has been great here - I've finally gotten my hubby to leave the windows open for the time being so to save $ on's just crazy!

I had to post this's of Ian in a not so happy state. But I think it's just too cute.

I'm sure he'll thank me one day for putting this on the internet!

I haven't had much time to scrap at all and I am really bummed cause everytime I jump on Tally I get the urge to scrap and it's like 10pm and I am barely awake... gotta go to sleep! Maybe this weekend... I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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