Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back to work, I'm a winner and I'm a winner!!!!

Well, it was back to work for me on the 25th. Monday was my first day back in 3 1/2 months! It is really hard to stand all day again since I'm not used to it anymore!! But I'm surviving and will get a paycheck! That is a good thing... can buy more scrappy stuff now :)

I'm a winner! I've been nominated for a blog award!!THANK YOU SO MUCH KRISTIN!!!Kristin has nominated me for my first ever blog award!She is a fellow sister from SBS23 and a Sister in Christ and also a fellow Close To My Heart consultant. You can go HERE to her CTMH site and order up some yummy scrap goodies! There is a new catalog out on Monday and you will LOVE the new stuff this time!!

In acceptance of this award there are few things to do...
The rules for this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

Now we all know I haven't blogged in awhile so I'm S-L-O-W these days. I want to take my time in nominating my blogs for this so please forgive me for not having them picked just yet. I WILL DO IT!!!


I won a copy of her magazine Holiday Home. (I think it is for sale at newsstands now!!) You really should go check out her blog! It is so cute and happy!! I just love this gal! She is a blessing to me, an inspiration!

I will be back probably on Friday or Sat. with my nominees and some other stuff.
Have a great scrappy day!!
Happy Scrappin' from one tired chic!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Momma's Little Man....

I've been at it again! I got out my paint the other day along with some of my husband's old jeans. I cut the jeans up and used pieces to make the elements on my newest page. I used my trusty old Sizzix die cutter and a new die I got at Michael's a couple months ago. I still love that Sizzix machine! You can't cut denim on a Cricut... OR CAN YOU?? I doubt it :)

Now, I understand some people may think this is sloppy or just plain ole ugly. That is fine! I didn't make this to win any awards, I just made it to play with my stuff and see what I could come up with and to "think outside the box" for a while. Scrappin' has no guidelines, we just do it the way we like, right? That is what I've done here... I like it :)

Anyways... here it is, thought I share it to see what everybody else thought about it.

I like to see pictures of the details on other people's layouts. So, here are a couple of close-ups for you of mine.

Let me know what you think.
Have a great day and Happy Scrappin'

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to school today and a new challenge...

Today was the first day of school for my 11th grader, 7th grader and 2nd grader.
Here are the two younger ones... Hunter is just thrilled to be here and Dakota Bob with his "cheesy" fake grin...:)

Dakota wasn't as ready for it as Hunter was, but he loves his teacher and I'm sure he'll be fine.

I'm not sure what kind of look he's giving me here!

This is what Mrs. Estes had for all of her students when they got there this morning (she is the little one's teacher)It was a brown bag with all these contents in it! How cute is that??

There is a new challege up over at Sisterhood of Scrap
This is my layout for this one... it is mom and daddy's house. He built it in '79 or '80, I believe. He is gone, but it is not. It is really a house that love built!!

I love all things byDonna Salazar I made this layout by scraplifting a few of her ideas from 2 layouts she's had up on her blog. I love the denim she uses and so I tried it and I LOVE it! She uses large dictionary flowers on her pages, I used the Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped edge punch. It punches 3 inches across!! I also painted on this layout and ripped all the edges of the papers. The paper is some really old stuff from Chatterbox. The fourishes were 1 cut from my Cricut cartridge: Storybook. I cut it all apart and even used the "leftovers" as part of the page too! THANK YOU PROVO FOR OUR CRICUT ABILITIES!!
Some details...

Hope all you out in blogland have a wonderful day!!
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Well, it is official!!

I was chosen to be The Sister Of The Week over at SISTERHOOD OF SCRAP You can go over to their site and read my info all this week! What a great last week at home before going back to work... to be picked! And check out my purdy new blinkie!!! I feel so speeeecial!!! Be sure to go over and check out the new challenge tomorrow and you can see my page for this one. I'm so proud of it! I like the way it turned out... It is DONNA SALAZAR style! I want to be her when I grow up!!! :)
The Sisterhood of Scrap site has a new challenge every Monday and something fun and different each day of the week! It is really fun!

Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC day!!!
God Bless and Happy Scrappin'!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Would you like to have a Beautiful gourmet pie sitting on your kitchen cabinet? One that you didn't have to bake, but would look like it just came out of the oven? One that would make you gain 5 pounds just by smelling it?? Well, you can!! Look at this...

My sister makes these and they are for sale in HER ETSY SHOP right now! I've got one of these and even after having it for awhile now it is still just as pretty as it was when she gave it to me. She puts glitter on them and it looks like sugar glistening on top! They even smell real... do doubt you could definately pass this off as the real thing. These would make great gifts since fall is coming and that starts the "baking season"!!
She is so good at everything she does!! I'm jealous of her :) -in a good way. She says she may have some other things for sale soon. I know she paints BEAUTIFUL pictures and sews, and takes great photos! I LOVE MY SISTER!! Don't know what I'd do with out her!! Please take a minute and stroll on over to her shop.

Wow! You know what??? this makes me 3 - count them- 3 posts in one day!!! I guess I've broken my own record!!

Have a good night!
Happy Scrappin'

Sisterhood 23 of the Blogging Stampers

2 Posts in the same day??? Who am I again?? The one who can usually not even do a post everyday??

I need to tell my new bloggy stamping friends a bit about myself (you can listen in too) :)
I'm 36, mom to 3 handsome boys, married with a 23 yr. old step-son still living at home, work full time as a cashier at our local groc. store. I am a Close To My Heart consultant and LOVE crafting! Scrapbooking, card making, altering, you name it- I like it!! As long as it involves paper, glue or scissors I'm there! I've been scrapbooking for about 10 years now. I have not been published but wish it to happen someday!! A quote I found the other day applies to this...THE SECRET TO BECOMING WHO YOU WISH TO BE BEGINS WITH BELIEVING YOU CAN BECOME WHO YOU WISH TO BE. So I believe that someday I'll be Lisa that is published in a scrapbooking magazine!! I am excited to be a part of The Sisterhood
Looking forward to getting to know all the other "sisters"!
Happy Scrappin'

GOOOOOD Saturday Morning!!!

Good Morning!! It is a beeee-u-tiful day!

I have news that I just can't hold back but I have to! I'm so excited! I can't post about it until first thing in the morning, but I'll be sure to let you know what it is!!!! Let's just say I made a layout that I absolutely LOVE... it is Donna Salazar style!! It is messy and fun and got me to do things I usually don't do on a page! And I LOVE it!! I'll post it tomorrow morning.

I haven't been updating like I used to I know. Been busy... between C-R-A-Z-Y stuff here at home, getting the kids ready for Monday and "BACK TO SCHOOL", and the layout and other stuff, I've been BUSY. This coming week is the last one for me off at home before going back to work. oh, boy.

I was going through some of my old pages and came across this one. I thought I'd share it. Our lss has something called a Scrapbook Extravaganza every year. This one was Nov. of 2006... I got married on that Friday and we got up and drove to Little Rock the next day. So I got to scrapbook on my honeymoon!! The pict. is of my and Debbie Haas. She co-authored Chicken Soup for the Scrapbookers Soul. She is there every year and teaches a class. One of the cutest gals you'll ever meet! This is the second year they are having it in Hot Springs. You can go HERE to get more info. about this event. It expensive, but worth the money! EVERY PENNY!!

This is another one I've done this summer. I took the before picture on the morning of my oral surgery. And the after was just a few days after getting my "new smile" (I hate to say "false teeth"!!!)

Off to do some more scrappin'
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Long time no blog!

It has been exactly 10 days since my last post. Things have been c-r-a-z-y here! Won't go in to all the details.

The weather is really nice here! Cool and it has rained!! We are lovin' it.
We went to the Watermelon Festival last Sat.but I don't have any pictures. I also went to my Close To My Heart unit meeting and missed the parade on that Sat. morning, but it was worth it! We had so much fun!! I learned a lot, won some great door prizes, had great food and made new friends! This one gal in particular... Tracy.Her blog addy is ((YEP you STILL gotta cut and paste... I STILL don't know how to get this thing to insert the hyperlink for a web addy!!)) She's a Christian, scrapbooker, and great gal! They were all sweeties up there and they LOVE what they do! I'm going to be adding their blogs in the righthand column under CTMH SISTERS... you need to go check out their blogs!

I go back to on the 25th, so my blogging may slow down considerably. I dread it...after being off for 3 months I DON'T want to go back :( I'd rather stay home with my bloggy friends-but that doesn't pay like the grocery store does-unfortunately!! I don't know, maybe going back will be OK... I'll get to see everybody again. I kind of miss the "grandmas and grandpas" that would come through my line. I see them and family after a while, some of them I see more than I see my own family members!!

My little one has come in once already asking for toast and butter so I guess I need to go feed the little guy! Oh, there he is again! I better go!! :)

I'll try to get back in the scrappin' swing of things and post more of that!!
Happy scrappin'

Saturday, August 2, 2008


I just wanted to say Hey and good night.
I really haven't had lots to say lately.

I did finish another layout for the Sisterhood of Scrap blog. I think I like this one. I'll post it tomorrow sometime...

Hmmmm.... I don't really have a lot to say tonight...I found a dead bird in my little backyard fish pond today. I don't know what happened to the guy! Maybe he was getting a drink from the little waterfall and fell in?? Maybe the heat got him! It has been SO HOT here! I've lost 2 of the 6 goldfish that we put in the pond. I cleaned up the pump today and drained about 1/2 of the water to put in fresh water for the rest of the "goldies". I treated the water and filled it up and the little guys just swam all around. I love to sit out there and watch them! I've put my hummingbird feeder out back too and the little hummers come and eat - and fight over the food! They are so funny to watch!

I have lost 5 pounds! I cut back to 1 can of Sprite a day and it has made that much of a difference!! I also haven't been eating quite as much lately either. I still can't eat like I could before my dental surgery. I can't chew with my new ones STILL YET!! I hate those things... for anyone out there listening (reading) TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AND KEEP THEM FOR EVER!!! NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER THINK THAT GETTING THE "FAKE ONES" WILL BE BETTER..... I may have a prettier smile and healthy gums, but I wish SO BAD that I had taken care of my teeth and still had them!!!!! SO BAD!! I want to eat chips, and bite into a sandwich, or eat popcorn like I used to! I'll get off my soapbox and hush now, sorry!!

Well, I think I'll go to bed since I don't have too much to say.
Good night and Happy Scrappin'