My Scrap Space

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Is it Fall???

Well, I believe yesterday was the first day of Fall. You'd never know it from our weather though. Today my van was being worked on again so I had to walk to pick up Victoria from school. Granted it isn't a very long walk, it WAS pretty hot. It's funny how quickly we get accustomed to doing things the easy way. Last year I was walking back and forth every morning and afternoon to take her to and from school. I sure don't miss that.

I am sooo looking forward to some cooler mornings. We had a couple last week. So nice you just wanted to stay outside. October is just around the corner. We have already shopped for Halloween costumes. Victoria chose a pirate and Matthew chose Superman. I can't wait to take pics and scrap some Halloween LOs. Maybe this year I won't wait so long to get them scrapped:)

So in honor of Fall, I will be hosting a Fall RAK. Just post a comment in my blog and let me know what you love about Fall and I will let my daughter draw a name next week. I will be sending you a nice RAK of Fall embellies:)

I tried doing a little scrapping today, but I was in a bit of a funky mood and didn't get much done. Tomorrow I need to run to the store and do my grocery shopping.

My mom went home today. Actually to Lal's. She spent the last few days here cause someone tried to break into her house on Monday. They managed to pull off the window screens and break one of the bedroom windows. They didn't take anything, but we are not sure whether or not they made it into the house. No one knows what set off the alarm. Alot of good it does to have an alarm system when the company didn't even dispatch police. Ugh!!!

Yesterday was picture day for Victoria. Here's a quick pic I took before school.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Two For Today...

I got some scrapping done today:) The van was supposed to get worked on today, but was postponed until tomorrow...but while I was "stuck" at home, I managed to get two LOs done:)
I got this idea from a card I saw on 2 Peas. Lal pointed it out to me today and I remembered I had it "bookmarked". The background paper is Creative Imaginations, the polka dot paper is Bo Bunny Front Porch and the black paper behind the heart is Foof A La. I also used a Jenni Bowlin "bingo card" and journaling sticker. I stamped an Autumn Leaves flourish and then hand cut it out, The heart is Cricut cut; George cart, Prima Daisy, Junkitz button and gingham ribbon. Also used my Technique Tuesday stamps for the "stitching".This one was inspired by a LO on, I believe. I used Elsie Riley paper and Scenic Route grid paper. Brakcets are Sizzix cut. I used my Elsie Riley alpha stamps I got yesterday at HL for $1!!! Stamped on white cardstock with Cat's Eye and then cut them out. Used Paper Studio cardstock alpha stickers in black and some star rubons I got at 911 a while back. Hand written journaling on strips I hand cut. TFL:)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

911 Transplant...

Saturday was the 911 transplant sale. We got there about 9:30 to set up and the line was already wrapped arond the side of the store. There was tons of ppl there and there was tons of goodies. I got some really great deals.

All these goodies and I only spent $40!!!

Well, we made $130 at the sale. $30 of it was Lal's, so I made $100. Here's some goodies I bought with my store credit:)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Spur of the Moment

Inspiration struck out of nowhere today:) Browsing the gallery on I came across a LO by SJ Luvscrappin and was immediately inspired to do this LO.

I finally got around to using some of the papers in my Wild Asparagus paper pad I got at HL. I am loving those papers:) Other things used: BG flourish rubon, Lil' Davis Crillion stamp, Lil' Davis chipboard alphas, Prima Sprites and Isabella, Paper Studio cardstock alpha stickers, some lace, some buttons and some brads I got in the Target Dollar Spot. TFL

Friday, September 14, 2007

I'm on a Lifting Roll:)

Two more for today...lift inspired of course;)This one was inspired by Pammy on I used the new Rusty Pickle School Daze line...LOVING it!!! Mattie's sixth grade pic from last year. FINALLY got around to it, but I am loving how it looks with these papers. I used Dena's Closet alpha rubons for the title and the brackets are Sizzix cut with my new Big Kick and Dingbats die:) The arrow is Scenic Route. Finally used one of those too:) The small cardstock stickers bordering the right side are Karen Foster.
This one was inspired by a LO on 2Peas. The green background paper and the big dot paper are Basic Grey Color Me Silly. The orange and pink polka dot pp is MME Everyday Tango...Doodlebug Simply Sweet cardstock alpha stickers and Birthday cardstock stickers, Paper Studio cardstock alpha stickers, 7 Gypsies journaling card, Lasting Impressions chipboard stars, Autumn Leaves flourish stamp, Studio G star cluster stamp. TFL

Two New Ones...

Finally got some scrapping done. It had been quite a while. I worked on the first one at the beginning of the week. I had just gone by Target last weekend and picked up the new MM Halloween pp pack and I used it right away...that's a first. I like when I buy supplies and actually use them right away. Usually I just buy, buy, buy and then just put things away and forget what I have just bought. So here it is:
This is Mattie last year at Halloween. I couldn't get any inspiration to scrap this pic, but I saw a LO on 2 Peas that I just loved. It also used the MM papers. I just LOVE the design of this pp. I cut it out of the 12x12 sheet. It was bordered in a black. All papers here are MM Halloween. The alpha stickers are all AC Remarks...rubons are Paper Studio and I used an MM chipboard star button in the center of the "O" in force.

This next one is a pic of Victoria last year. We bought her this Cinderella dress up costume for Christmas. Here she was dancing with Steve in the kitchen...too cute:) Finally got around to scrapping this. I did the pic in sepia. This is also a lift off of 2 Peas. Paper is MME Bohemian. I used my Lil' Davis crillion stamp set to make the "design" in the upper left corner; stamped on MME Bohemian solid paper and then cut it out. I think the pp with the music notes is Lil' Davis, chipboard swirl is Fancy Pants Big Chipboard, chipboard letters are Lil' Davis, rubons are MM-white Heidi , pearl brads by Marcella by Kay and a piece of lace I got from Dana on our private site. I dry brushed with a light blue paint and then used my Autumn Leaves journaling stamps. The journaling is part of the lyrics to a song by Lee Ann Womack called "I Hope You Dance".

So I actually used quite a few things from my stash that I'd had for a while; the paper for one, the chipboard letters, the pearl brads and the Fancy Pants swirl. Another good thing...using up some of my stash:)


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Catching Up...

This past Sunday we celebrated Victoria's 7th birthday. I can not believe she is 7 already. Time sure does fly.
We "booked" her party at a place called Parties to go by Jo. It is right by our house; at the corner of Bandera and door to Scrapbook Heaven. I just LOVED it. I would totally recommened it to anyone needing a place for a kiddie party. It was fab!!! Everything I used to do and would do, but didn't have to:)
We invited 7 little girls. The cost was $17 per child, but it included alot so very well worth it:)
We arrived a little before 1pm which is when the party was planned for. We were allowed to bring in outside food so we picked up pizzas at Cici's and brought in our our drinks as well.

Everything was set up so nice. There is an area for parents to sit and that is where there is a table for setting up your outside food and an area for the presents; very cute. Parents can sit in this area and watch their child through a "window" that looks into the party room in back.

At the entrance to the party room they had a "banner" type sign; like those rope thingies on the red carpet. That was so no one without their "backstage" pass could get it:) They had me email them a pic of Victoria and they made the cutest backstage passes for the girls to wear to get it:)

In the party room there was all sorts of glittery, shiny things; CD and disco balls hanging and two GREAT photo op spots all dressed up. They had a vanity table complete with lights for thier mini make-overs and two small tables set up for the activities, crafts, etc. all dressed as well.

The girls got to pick out dress up costumes as soon as they got there, then they worked on their craft which were microphones; WAY cool craft an easy for them to do. Afterwards, they got to have their nails done and then their hair and make up. They were each given a hairpiece for thier hair that they got to keep and a really cute hairbrush.

They had a karoke machine set up and the girls sang to Hannah Montana and danced. It was so cute and they were all having so much fun:) They also played a hot potato type game that they girls just LOVED!!!

The place provided the cupcakes (they had a cupcake "tree") and juice boxes, but I made a cake as well so they sang to her twice:) After their cake and cupcakes we did presents and then after, they had Victoria sign "autographs" on their backstage passes...too cute.

They all got filled goodie purses which they provided as well, but we had some of our own to pass out too.
It really was an excellent experience. We'll definately be "booking" future parties there. I also applied for a job so I might be working there soon:)

Here's a few pics from the day. For some reason my computer has not allowed me to download all my pics and video from that day so I gotta try that again later casue it was really frustrating me:(
Pic of the birthday cake:)
The goodie cups we made for the girls:)

I'll upload more pics as soon as I can get them dowloaded. I finally got around to doing a LO this afternoon, but I'm not quite done. I'll upload that as soon as I get done.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

It's Saturday...

I have been so exhausted the last couple of days. Last night I was in bed well before 10pm so I was up pretty darn early this am:)

Tomorrow is Victoria's Rock Star party. I have already baked the cake this morning and wrapped some more presents. Need to fill the goodie bags. I am still short one pack of the Hannah Montana favor boxes so I have to go ISO today and pray that I find a pack to complete them. Sure wish I had the Expression right now and the Boxes cart:) LOL

I also need to go dig through my party totes in the garage and pull out some favors and stuff from in there. I hate going out there, but I really need to get some of those things out of there and put them to use:)

Did a little shopping yesterday for some last minute things I needed for tomorrow and ran into these awesome sb goodies in the Target Dollar Spot. Too cool for a buck!!!

Oh, and these really cool new Autumn Leaves stamps sets. They were only $1.99!!! There was like eight different sets, but some I didn't care for and some I already had something similar:)Well, I've got lots to do today. Last minute things to accomplish for tomorrow and I gotta run to my mom's and take her grocery shopping. Busy day. I'll upload pics from the party as soon as I can.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

After the Long Weekend

The kids are back in school today after our long Labor Day weekend. I was really hoping to sleep in over the long weekend after getting up at 6am all last week, but that did not happen. Not one single morning. The kids were up at or before 6am every day!!! Of course, today I had to MAKE them get up. Funny how it works that way.

We have another wet morning. We have been getting so much rain; at least more than we are used to.

I spent Saturday over at my mom's and my cousin went by with his wife and their new baby. He is so tiny and the cutest thing ever. I had seriously been getting the baby urge and couldn't wait to see him and hold him...I think I have it worse now:(

I hadn't seen my cousin in a while. He is in El Paso going to school for the border patrol. He will be done in October. He was just home for the long weekend and to see the baby cause he wasn't home for the birth:(

Sunday I went by Michael's to use my 50% off coupon and as I was leaving the store I checked in the "cage" at the front with the Sizzix dies. Last week they had alpha sets marked down to $40. Well, they were marked down to $9!!! I picked up the upper and lower case Doodleblock that I had been wanting forever:)

Yesterday I went by a different one and picked up Ransom for $9 as well. I wasn't able to find the Fun Serif I saw last week so I am going to try to hit the last one I didn't get to and see if they have anything left.

Went by 911 and picked up the Rusty Pickle Mayflower and Pirate Princess papers. Can't wait to use them.

I am in the process of planning Victoria's bday party for this weekend. There is a party place on Bandera/Guilbeau; next to Scrapbook Heaven. They offer a Rock Star make over party theme; perfect for the Hannah Montana theme Victoria wanted:) It's $15 per child so I have to call today and make sure we can get in for Sunday.

Well, I've got lots of catching up on housework and laundry to do today after the three days off. Hopefully I'll get some scrapping time later today. I still have not been able to install my new pritner software:( I think I'm going to have to get someone to come look at the computer to get it on.