Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone has a splended night whatever you are doing. I am spending sometime with friends and then hopefully if no hangover tomorrow I'll be scrapping. I have my next to last Workout to post for ScrapFIT tomorrow. I can't believe my time on the DT is almost up. But it's time for some other lucky ladies to have their hand at the DT. It really was a lot of fun. Can't wait to see who they are!!!

Well goodnight everyone, I'm getting ready to head out the door!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to jump on and say Merry Christmas everyone! Hope Santa brings you every scrappy thing you wished for. Me, I asked for Photoshop, a new sewing maching and some scrappy paper collections. We'll see how well he listened to me!
Happy Holidays and Joy to all!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

Here in southern PA we are seeing some really nice snow fall today. I'm loving every minute of it! Hubby not so much cause the plow on the 4wheeler doesn't seem to be working too well. But I'm enjoying it and so are the boys. Already out in it once, now I'm getting ready for baking cookies. I couldn't have asked for a better day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ScrapFIT is searching for the new DT!!!

And you could be on it! I loved my time as a DT member on ScrapFIT. Kelly really finds a way to keep you challenged and scrapping. The girls I've met by being on the DT have been wonderful and it really has been such a great experience. I encourage everyone to try out - even if you've never been on a DT before (this was my first).
So if you're ready to take the plunge, DT search starts tomorrow - Dec 16th. So hope on over to ScrapFIT's blog and check out the details. (Link to the blog is listed on the left) It really is the best place to be! And while you're at it - stop in and say hi to some ScrapFIT followers on the forum.
This is a great place to see what the current DT is up to, chat with us and join in some fun challenges and scrapping games.
Can't wait to see who tries out! If you have any questions about being on this DT please feel free to contact me and I'll share!

Now go get to ScrapFIT and try out!

Workout #10

Wow can you believe it? #10 already. Okay so here it goes. Kelly asked us each to pick a Holiday related word. Then come up with our own little challenge based on the letters in the word. But you must use primarily Cosmo Cricket products cause they are the sponsor for this challenge!
So the word I chose was SNOWMAN. Snowman stands for S-stitching, N-nine circles, O-Overlapping, W-White background/cardstock, M-metal embellies, A-All Cosmo Cricket, N- Naught and Nice as the title.

So here it is! Hope you like it. Now go find your own word and get your layout submitted. Checkout for all the DT entries and for more inspiration! Oh and don't forget about the DT tryouts. More info on that soon!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ScrapFIT Blog Hop Winner!

Okay so I'm a day late - but not a dollar short! LOL... so drum roll please....
the winner of the mystery prize is....KIM! Thanks Kim for playing along. And thanks everyone else to for joining in on the blog hop. I hope you had fun! Kim, please email me your contact info - email address is

Thanks again! Off to make some more Christmas cards...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our first snow of the season!

I know many of you are in the same boat....but it was soooo nice to see the first snow yesterday. I was happy! And so was Bryson cause he got all dressed up and went outside most of the day. This is him in his new hat and his bibs and scarf getting ready to tackle the snow. Although we didn't ge much, it was still fun.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Workout #9

Can you believe we are up to # 9 already? Wow. So here it is...and this was fun! The object is to use LOTS of white space so this challenge is cleverly called "Snow Storm". And since snow kinda shimmers in the sunlight - don't forget to add that little sparkle to the page! Please hop on over to ScrapFIT and play along. Here's my take on the challenge. I used Glimmer Mist on the tag (my first time - loved it) and there is some sparkly in my ribbon. Thanks for the looksie!

December is here already!

Holy Cow. Well time flies when you're having fun? We'll what a crazy, crazy, fun holiday weekend. Got some shopping done, did some cooking, spent some time with the fam, decorated, etc. All in all a great weekend. Now I just need a day or two to recooperate!

Thanks to all the girls who are participating in the blog hop and now following me! YAY!!!! Your names will be placed in a hat for a drawing for some of the goodies from my stash. So get hopping! Hop ends Dec 7th.

Did I mention Dec is here already. Wow - where did the year go?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have much to be thankful for! I have a wonderful hubby, two beautiful healthy children, a job, a house that I adore and ofcourse scrapbooking in my life. I have friends who are always there for me no matter what, all my family is near by and I get to spend the holidays with them. I couldn't ask for more ;0)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Blog Hop Christmas Card

Thanks for the looksie!

ScrapFIT Design Team Blog Hop!

That's right another blog hop and this time you get to meet all the cool chicks that make up ScrapFIT! So here's the skinny on the hop...

First - there is a challenge. You must create a Christmas Card using the phrase "Wishing you a Christmas full of sparkle and a New Year full of cheer". Post your card to ScrapFIT's blog.

Second - you must stop at each member's blog and leave a comment. You will start the hop at ScrapFIT's blog and from there you will get the next stop -so on and so on. I am stop # 5 on your journey. From here you will go to see Jodi. Her blog is

For your efforts - you could win a prize! Actually prize(s)! So in order to be eligible, you must complete steps one and two above. The ScrapFIT prize is sponsored by Quick Quotes - an Enjoy Life Journey Mini book kit.

To get additional entries for the drawing you can do the following:
For each one of the blogs on the hop you can earn 1 entry each just by choosing to follow them from your own blog. And another entry by joining ScrapFIT's forum where you can chat with the design team and havea little fun. The link to the forum is

The hop ends on Tuesday, December 7th. I hope you join us and play along!

Oh yeah, and did I mention my prize? Well leave a comment on my blog and say you particpated in the hop, and I will send 1 lucky winner a goodie package! So won't you please play along?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sad Sunday

Well my Steelers let me down again. Geez. I totally expected to win in OT when we started marching down the field and then Big Ben gets hurt. Sooooooo close to field goal range. Just sucks. I blame it on my hubby cause he wasn't wearing his jersey (he was on an airplane at the time). But last week he didn't wear it either. So if you're looking for someone to blame for the back to back losses like I am - it's JP... lol Love ya honey!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Workout #8 ScrapFIT

Well turns out Christmas is still after Thanksgiving! So this challenge was right in time. But hard! I gotta be honest it was hard! So if you're up for the challenge - hop on over to ScrapFIT. And before you get there, grab your favorite Thanksgiving or holiday recipe, and a pic of that favorite cook and then get ready for some fun! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas is almost here!

I have been in the Christmas while I had some time off this past week - I created my much over-due layout of last Christmas. Now I'm debating on whether to start decorating at home ;0)
But I shall wait another week if I can stand it - already started my xmas shopping though! It will be here before you know it. So tell me ladies do you still have pics from last Christmas to scrap? If so, what are you waiting for?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Workout #7

Turns out you didn't have to wait too long! Here it is. The sponsor for this challenge is ScrapMuse and I hope you check them out. Please play along at ScrapFIT cause you could just be the lucky winner of their monthly kit! BTW - Go Steelers!

Well Halloween gone, hello November

Halloween was fun, wish I had decorated a bit more for it, I think the boys would have liked that but just couldn't this year. I usually go all out for Christmas so they'll live with that I guess! Here are the boys last night trick or treating, along with a gang photo of my boys, my niece and my bff's girls. Stay tuned for my next ScrapFIT layout! And I have several to post from the crop I went to last weekend.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Black and White

This is probably one of the easiest challenges we've had on ScrapFIT so far. But that doesn't make it any less special! I love it and I love how my layout turned out. It's nice every once in a while to stay simple and basic. So check out this black and white challenge and pull out those old photos or some new ones and get down to basics!
And while your over there on the left hand side of my blog checking out ScrapFIT - please stop by the other blogs and say hello - they'd love to have you!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome Halloween!

It just so happens that today on ScrapFIT the newest challenge has been posted and it's about Halloween! Since it's October now - it only seems fitting right? So check out my take on the challenge and hop on over and play along. All you need is a little Halloween, a little ribbon and the willingness to do mosaic! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Headaches suck!

BIG TIME! I even took my Imitrex and damn thing made me sick and wouldn't go away. I slept about 6 hours today and it finally went away. Thank GOD. But that was 6 hours I could have been working on my Workout for scrapFIT. I'm so it's late and I'm trying to stay awake to finish it...serves me right for waiting until the last minute...(sigh)

Blog Hop update

So it's been a few days and I KNOW most of you out there are already joining in on the Blog Hop fun. If you're not shame on you! But it's not too late to start. Here is the first stop on the blog hop - this one will direct you to the next and so on.

Don't forget to hop on over to ScrapFIT too as we are participating. And as with the others on the list-we have a neat little prize you could win if you choose to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2009 Fall Blog Hop!

What is a Blog Hop you ask? Well it's simple actually. Starting this Friday, several scrapping blogs/sites are joining forces to offer lots of fun challenges for you to do - starting with the first in the hop. That blog/site will offer you up a fun challenge, a little prize and then direct you to move on to the next blog. It will be a fun time had by all! So won't you join me?

More details to come Friday - including the first stop on the hop - so mark your calendars as we kick off Fall 2009 Blog Hop!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Workout #4 for ScrapFIT revealed!

Well I'm a few days late on this - good reason - I was in Vegas all week ;0)

But it's better late than never - ofcourse if you've been following along on the ScrapFIT site - you've already gotten your reveal! So here it is...this challenge was to create a layout using a picture of a non-person and using mostly Cosmo Cricket products...why you ask? Cause Cosmo Cricket is the sponsor for this challenge - so don't miss out on this one! You can win yourself a really cool kit from them for playing along. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Day

Well like many people now a days - I really needed something to be happy about today - and I got it! My son got another "A" in class today for his behavior - didn't miss a single point again today! I'm so proud of him. He's also reading his 20 minutes every night, without a fight or whimper. It's been great and I'm tickled with his progress.
Now if only I could find a way to grow that money tree...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Football all over the place!

Love now that it's football season. Seriously! Steelers playing tonight. My big boy is playing on Sunday - which is home and we're going to kick some tail!!! Go Warriors. Best of all next week I'll be seeing Pittsburg in the flesh on Thursday night - I am so super excited - can you tell... think I've mentioned this somewhere before!

Busy weekend too with the holiday. Hope everyone has a safe one!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Did I mention????

That if you participate in Workout #3 on the ScrapFIT blog you could win a prize??? The prize for this one is sponsored by Kraft Girl get on over the blog and workout!

One Sunday

This is my take on Workout #3. Staying fit I am!!! The challenge is to use a receipe for your layout...but you got to go to ScrapFIT's blog for the receipe ;0)
There is hidden journalling on this page - can you find it?
I love these pics of Ian, playing and enjoying the sun one Sunday afternoon in June. He's addicted to riding on the 4 wheeler with Daddy! It's so cute. My picture of the layout really doesn't do it justice...a little washed out. Sorry about that!
Count down begins - 8 more days til I'm off to Pittsburg to see the NFL opening game!!! SWEET! I can't wait to see the game, the pregame show and just being there in all the excitement. AND the best part is it's going to be Bryson's first football game. I will have plenty of pics I'm sure.
Maybe I'll even be on tv? hee hee

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Workout #3 is done!

With 1 day to Enjoy the sneak! I hope you decide to take part. This one actually challenged me a little bit!!! But I really like how it turned out. Simple yet fun - that's what its all about. So tell me ladies - when is the last time you've scrapped? For you lurkers out there - get off your duff and give me some comments! Don't be shy...Yes Michelle and Catherine - I'm talking to you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A shout out!

I just wanted to post real quick - Happy Birthday to my best girl Michelle! Happy Birthday babe and thanks so much for the fun time on Saturday night!!!
And second - My eldest starts 3rd grade today - can't believe it - so to him I say - have a wonderful day and just remember to keep smiling! Love you!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's up - are you ready?

Okay so are you ready? Workout #2 is up at ScrapFIT. Make sure you go check it out and get to work. For this workout you'll be seeing lots of red and using some metal! How cool? Don't have any metal? Sure you do - you have brads, or eyelets right? But you can also use buckles, clips and staples too ;0) See told ya you had metal! So go get to work - hope to see your layout on the blog! The winner for Workout #1 will be announced tomorrow - so stay tuned!

Oh yeah almost's my take on Workout #2...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sneak Peek - Workout # 2

Well I'm giving a lot here photographs in the pic but from this sneak peek you should be able to guess what the next challenge might be...well maybe ;0)

If you haven't already - please go checkout ScrapFIT's blog (link is below) and join in on the fun! You'll be wanting to stick to this workout - I promise!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a week!

My oldest baby turned 8 this past weekend. Yeah I planned a party, worked really hard to make it fun, spent all day Sunday cleaning, etc...but yet it still hasn't hit me yet his bday was here and went and now he's 8. For some reason 8 just seems like such a big number. Don't know why. 2 weeks til school starts and I'm freaking out too. So much to do and get ready for. It's just been crazy. But in light of everything going on, I got to get this pic snapped of my and my eldest son. Do you think he looks like me? Oh yeah and I sent off my latest DT challenge layout to Kelly for scrapfit! You gals are going to love this challenge...Perhaps I'll get a sneak peek of it up for you tomorrow.

Monday, August 3, 2009

My little man is growing up!

Yes both boys are growing up too fast for me but I've been looking at this picture for a while now and just had to scrap it and write down exactly what I feel when I see it. My baby is getting big!
I don't think I scrap enough with journalling that I want to be meaningful to the person who is seeing/reading it. After all what's the point?
I challenge you to write journalling on your next layout that expresses a little more emotion than just the who, when, where and why. I know you cna do it!
Happy scrapping!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

ScrapFIT Workout #1 up ladies - so go check it out! Upload your layout for your chance to win a cool prize. Here is my layout in it's full glory ;0)
So jump on over and get to scrapping! All you need is some water fun pictures and a little ink. I'm already working on the next challenge - getting a lot of scrapping done today. Amazing. Oh yeah and visited my lss and bought way too much - LOL
Can't wait to see your submissions! Good luck everyone

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Okay - I got special permission to preview my 1st DT challenge layout here! Whoop Whoop! So here it is...parameters were "water fun" and use ink. Simple and fun ;0) Check back later this week for a shot of the whole layout. But please head on over to to check out the blog and make it your resolution to get scrapfit!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Football Season is here again...

Bryson starts football practice tomorrow. Already I'm dreading the rushing around, much later dinners and just plain more to do. On the scrapping front, I finished my layout for my first DT challenge, but can't upload it for you yet ;0) You'll see - just a few more days. I'm going to take the next couple of days and work on some cards. I bought a new punch that I learned to create flowers with it so I want to try that out. Hopefully use up some scraps too!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Too much info - Part 2 - Exciting news!

Not only did I just enjoy a wonderful vacation (well if you don't count the issues with the dog and the sunglasses) but when I got back I found an email that notified me I was chosen for a spot on ScrapFit's design team! Holy smokes batman - I am so excited! My first DT spot. Can't wait to get started. Please check out the link below and bookmark it so you can follow along at home. I will be posting the same challenges here and update everyone on my experience.
Wish me lots of luck and unlimited amounts of scrapping time!

Too much info!

I have so much info to share! So much I think it will take 2 posts!
First and foremost - family and I just got back from vacation. We hada ball in M. Beach, SC. Weather was nice, hot and humid which we expected but the ocean water was so warm - couldn't have asked for better.
Here are a few pics...

I'm sure you'll be seeing these and many more soon in my layouts...
Now check out post #2 above!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

2 Days!!!

until vacation. I can hardly control myself. But between the holiday, work being crazy and preparing for my trip...I haven't had much time to do anything. Perhaps I shall take the scrapping tools with me to the beach? My family would really like that I'm sure.

Well everyone stay safe! BTW - to all the girls at the TTR - Wish I was there! And drink one for me please ;0)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer and lots of Attitude!

The past two weekends have been have great! Lots to do but enjoying the weather, really getting into the groove of summer. Sat we had Bryson's last Little League game and league picnic afterwards...FUN! And then today we enjoyed a little outside time.. I was cleaning windows (not so fun) but trying to get a little sun in the process. After dinner I thought the little pool would be warm enough for Ian to get in and play - turns out not warm enough...after I put him in for 2 seconds he screamed and cried, I pulled him out and snapped this pic! Too funny - like I said lots of Attitude!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Layouts - Yes I haven't forgotten what they are!

hee are some layouts I did recently, one is for a Challenge at Tally. I love to win stuff ;0) Still not doing the best job of staying up with the blog - Michelle now got me onto Facebook. Can I possibly fit anything else into my life? School is almost over, camp is starting soon and it's feeling like time is just flying by. Well off to read my new scrap mag..wish me luck on getting more layouts done this weekend!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A little embarassed...

by the fact that it has been months since I've posted on my blog. I guess you could say life has gotten in the way. Between tax season, two kids, working FT, and trying to enjoy myself...well the blog and everything else that isn't necessary kinda got neglected ;0)
Soooo now that things have settled down, I plan to revamp the blog...give it a face lift and try my hand at actually creating and posting regularly...wish me luck!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Whole Month!

Wow it's been whole month since my last post... boy do I feel lazy. Not really - I feel tired! Too much going on. Happy New Year everyone - can't believe it's 2009 already. Geez where did the time go? My little guy will be a year old soon and it's tax season again. Sooooo that means all the fun things in life start to go by the wayside so I can make a little cash.
Sorry to have neglected everyone for awhile - thanks to the ladies who still have made comments on the blog - I promise I'll get back into things.
Along with wanting to lose weight this year - oh yeah that's not going well yet! - I'd like to get my schedule organized. I decided I need to make a plan to do one thing each night and actually accomplish it. I'm going to try!
Anyone else have any plans for change this year? Speaking of change... tomorrow we get a new President. I'll be honest I didn't vote for him and nor do I believe in him. But Lord, I hope I am wrong - and I hope that somehow our economy can bounce back. Everyone is struggling and it's getting pretty scary out there!

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