My Scrap Space

My Scrap Space

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Horton Hears a Who...

A must see!!! We got an early start this am and went to see the first showing. Too cute!!! We all enjoyed it:)

Yesterday Lal and I spent the day together and went shopping. We took the kids. It went rather well. Mikey was really good the whole time and even fell asleep a couple of times for a while. We went to HL (didn't buy much there), J's...didn't buy anything there, Target...bought the MM Garden Party epoxies and blooms, then went to Walmart. I had to do my grocery shopping so Lal went with me. So much nicer than going alone:)

Oh, we also hit the HL on Bandera. I got a really cool journaling stamp; 1/2 off, some Colorbok chalk inks and some bling I was going to use for a challenge, but didn't get around to it.

When we got back Mikey totally started freakin' out. I guess he had to make up for lost time:) He was totally freakin' over Squirt (our pet turtle)...:(

After we had dinner last night. I went by 911. Hadn't been there in a while. I was totally in withdrawls. Luckily I had over $50 left in store credit. Unfortunately, I spent most of it:( I have about $9 left...that's still something:)

I got some of each of the new BG lines; Cupcake, Archaic, Sultry, Sugared and Boxer. A few sheets of some new Cosmo Cricket papers, some MM with butterflies on it. Some of the new Sassafras Lass. Some Crate Static and diecuts...I believe that's what it's called. Oh...and these really cool, awesome chipboards by Tattered Angels. SO in love with them and so worth the $10.99!!! :) Oh, I also got a Maureen Frances vintage keyhole for a LO I am going to be working on for challenge this week. This week is week 8; our last challenge week.

So I came home and worked on a LO this afternoon. We ended our day out kind of earlier than usual so I had some "extra" time. Did a couple of loads of laundry too;) Here is my LO:

I started to work on this the other day, but I needed the MM Garden Party blooms that I bought yesterday:) It's a lift off 2 Peas. The paper is MM Noteworthy as is the little journaling page. I cut the letters for my title with my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cart. Blooms are Heidi Swapp and Bazzill blooms, buttons are French Twist. Also used the MM Garden Party epoxies. My butterflies are made using a Cuttlebug Cut/Emboss die I got a while back at HL. I so LOVE that die!!! The pic is from Easter. The bunny is from a few years back. Victoria just grabbed it to pose with, but I LOVE how the pic turned out:)

Victoria also lost another tooth today. It had been loose for a bit and she just yanked it right out this afternoon. I think she's really looking forward to gettting some $$$ from the Tooth Fairy because she's saving up to buy the My Sims game for the Wii:)

I made chili for dinner and it was so yummy. Tomorrow is my day 7 back on my exercise/workout routine. No more "breaks" for a while. I am trying to do 21 days straight to get back on track. So far I have lost 4 1/2 lbs. Not bad for a week. Hopefully I can keep that up for the next two so that I can at least get 15 off within that period. After which I'll only have a few more lbs to lose and I am set for the summer;)

Friday, March 28, 2008


It's Friday!!! This has been a long week. I'm glad it's the weekend.

Today was a rather gloomy day. I don't think the sun came through once today. We are supposed to be getting some much needed rain, but nothing as of yet and it's a little past 6:30 in the evening.

I did a little scrapping today. I "put together" one LO. Still needs a few more elements. One of which I need to shop for first:)

The other was inspired by a LO I saw on I always have trouble scrapping portraits or professional photos. I had been struggling with something to do with V's class pic from last year. I knew I wanted to scrap it and not just frame it like we did for the boys. When I saw this LO I was totally inspired.

The LO is pretty simple; not alot of embellies, but I really like the way it came out:) I used some old Daisy D's school line papers and cardstock stickers. The A+ is BG Recess chipboard...and that's about it;) I am at LO 26!!! :) TFL

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Number 25...

I set a goal at the beginning of the year to do at least 100 LOs this year. I did number 25 today:) I'm on a roll. I just did one yesterday. That's a big deal. Here it is:

I used MM Garden party on this one. Some of the blooms are Heidi Swapp and some are Bazzill Bitty blooms...I think they are the bitty ones. The ones in the little bucket thingie;) Chipboard letters are DCWV All Dressed Up. I got those at M's on clearance for $2!!! Prima Pop Up bird and French Twist buttons. I used my Sizzix stem die again on some DCWV adhesive backed mat stack sheet. Also used that for the scalloped circle. Used my XL punch for that and my Whale of a Punch circle for the center. The flourishes are one of my Autumn Leaves clear stamp sets. That's about it:) TFL

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Hump Day;)

So it's half way through the week. Hooray!!! The kids went back to school on Monday. Double Hooray!!! :) Spring Break is officially over;)

I went to HL on Monday for the 1/2 off sale and they had NEW paper!!! I got a new MME 180 sheet pad of Tres Jolie. LOVE it!!! Also some new Elsie; Emma and Josie. They didn't have both of one of the packs. Can't remember which, so I still need to get the second one of that one. They only had the paper packs out so far. I hope they are getting the other embellies like they did for the Riley and Lola lines; the Trinkets, chipboards, stamps, etc. I'm gonna get out the HL at Crossroads this weekend. Lal and I are going to do some shopping on Saturday:)

Not much else going on around here. The weather has been pretty warm again. I think it's going into the 80s tomorrow. Whew!!!

I worked on a LO today using one of the pics I took of V at the Botanical Gardens. The section where they had the old houses was too cool. SO many photo ops, but wouldn't you know second camera battery went dead:( I went through BOTH my batteries during the time we were there. There was a wishing well and a little "barn". So now I def have to go back:)

Lal and I had a little cyber crop this afternoon and this is what I worked on. It actually didn't take me too long either. We worked for an hour and then I spent another maybe 30 minutes on it later in the evening.

This is the second time I have machine stitched on one of my LOs and I am really liking it:) The papers are Daisy D's. One of the Fall in Love lines. I got this kit at HL. The little "diecut" came in the kit too. The flourishes and stems are both Sizzix cut out of chipboard and painted with MM paint in Chocolate. The flowers are Prima and Bazzill. Some of the centers are Prima Center Kisses and the tiny ones are some I got in the Target Dollar Spot quite a while back. The butterfly is an Autumn Leaves stamp. I stamped and cut it out with my Cutterbees. TFL

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter...

Tomorrow is Easter, so I'm getting a head start:) Happy Easter. I hope everyone enjoys time with their loved ones:)

Today was another gorgeous day. We took the kids to play putt putt golf at this place by Embassy theatres. I can't remember what it's called. We've been there once before. Anyway, the kids and I played a round. I didn't win, but I didn't lose either:) Victoria took first, I took second and Mattie was last. I keep trying to get him to slow down and not rush when he's hitting. He did manage to get a couple of good ones. Even a hole in one!!! So did V:)...not me...sniff, sniff...:)

Did some last minute Easter shopping and came home kind of early. I made spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic toast for dinner. So yummy. I REALLY need to get back on my diet/exercise routine. I did pretty good the week before this one. Right before the kids got out on vaca, but this week has been pretty bad. Monday is a new start:)

I worked on my mini challenge for Sneaky this afternoon. We had to do a LO "starring" ourself:) Had to choose at least two techniques from a given list. I chose distressing and using chipboard. I also used ribbon, so I did THREE:)

My flourishes are Sizzix cut with one of my new Bigz dies. LOVE it!!! Chipboard letters, heart and crown are Heidi Swapp as well as the two larger blooms. All other blooms are Prima. Patterned papers are Basic Grey Blush and Paper Studio (small text piece). My journaling is written on a sheet from the MM Noteworthy journaling pad. Ribbon is DCWV All Dressed Up. Scalloped cardstock is also DCWV. TFL

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break...

This week the kids have been on Spring Break. Mattie spent last weekend at my mom's and V with my inlaws. Both came back on Sunday. Tuesday we met up with Lal and Lij at Crossroads. We hit HL and J's and then went to eat at Jim's.

Afterwards, Lal went with me to do my grocery shopping and we brought the kids back to my house so they could play some games on the Wii. We bought ice cream and made them ice creams sundaes and they had some donuts too:)

I dropped of Lal and Lij at my mom's and Mattie stayed over for a few days. V went back to my inlaws on Wednesday and we picked her up last night. We went out to eat EZ's and went to Target. They redid the whole sb area. I got some MM Avenue and Noteworthy papers. Too cool. They also had the new Fiskars border punch; Threading Water. Too bad I has just ordered it online the other day:( I picked up an MM paint set that I didn't have on clearance (75% off) for $3 something!!!

Today was a gorgeous day. We took V to the Botanical Gardens. I got some really good pics. We had lunch at Jim's on Broadway then picked Mattie up at my mom's. My punches were waiting for me when I got home and I played with them for a bit. Just tried them out. I can't wait to actually use them on a LO:)

Speaking of LOs. Here's my lastest for Sneaky. This week's challenge was a Broadway theme. We had to use a playbill as our inspiration:)

My papers are MME Wild Asparagus and BG Motifica. The diecut tree and quote are MME Signature Suite and the white rubon is MM. TFL

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hope everyone had a nice day today. I spent the day doing my weekly house cleaning and catching up on some laundry.

The kids are off for Spring Break this week. Yesterday while shopping at Target and walking through the electronics aisles we stumbled across a Wii!!! There were only two and a couple of boys grabbed one first so we got the last one:) This was V's Christmas present. We had bought her the Xbox 360 which we all know was more of a gift for Steve than anything else. He had moved it into his room quite a while back and it's been there ever since. He was the only one playing it. I knew it wasn't going to be good for V since most of the games made for the system are rated M. Nintendo has tons of kid friendly games; lots more variety.

So the kids spent today playing the Wii Sports and Mattie's Mario and Sonic Olympic Games. V is loving the tennis on the Wii Sports and only since yesterday has gotten VERY good at it:)

I worked on a LO today after I took some pics of the kids in their St. Patrick's Day shirts:) It was a lift off of 2PeasI had to switch the pic out to a 4x6. I had printed out a 5x6, but while I was finishing it up, I dropped one of the chipboard alphas with glue on the back on top of the pic and it totally wrecked it:( Then I went to print another one and my printer went all wonky so I had to print offline and I can only print 4x6:( Don't know what's up with the printer. I haven't even had it for very long. I'll mess with it again tomorrow. I was just too frustrated to mess with it anymore tonight.

Anyway...the pp is Cosmo Cricket Halfway Cafe. I've had that paper forever. Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, Lil' Davis chipboard alphas, chipboard #2, MM paints, Sizzix cut chipboard star and brackets, Tim Holtz Distress ink in Black Soot, Paper Studio adhesive gems and textured cardstock.

Yesterday we took V to the mall to see the Easter bunny. There was NO line at all. I guess it's not the same as Santa Claus..LOL...

Last night I saw the movie August Rush. It had been on my "watch" list. I had heard good things about it. All I can say is...OMG!!! That movie was AMAZING!!! Totally on my faves list now:)

Another fave of the moment. The new Leona Lewis song Bleeding Love...."heart" it!!!

Friday I dropped Mattie off at my mom's and V went to my inlaws so I had Saturday all to myself. Lal came over and we did some shopping. Went to HL and found some really cool new Cuttlebug embossing dies and an awesome cut/emboss die set AND they were 30% off:)

Got a really cute cotton summer dress and a cool canvas purse at Walmart. Had lunch. Went to M's and bought the Giga scalloped square Marvy punch I had been looking for...also 30% off:) It was a fun day:)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


My LO for this week's Sneaky Challenge. We had to use one of March's page maps and flip it on it's side. The theme was metal. Here's what I used...Heat embossed image metallic color-4 flourishes x 2pts= 8pts.
MM metallic specialty glaze (on butterflies)-1pt.
metallic scribbles paint on flowers and letters on title-1pt.
Stickles (on edge of butterflies)-1pt.
metal brads x4 small=4pts.
metal brads x2 large=4pts.
metal photo turn x2=4pts.
This was my first time embossing. I really liked it. I had gotten all this really cool embossing stuff in my Christmas stocking and hadn't gotten around to using it until yesterday:) The butterflies are Sizzix cut. I got that die at the 911 garage sale. SUCH a deal!!! I LOVE it!!! The bronze flowers are Sizzix cut too. It's the flower charms. My friend Ang sent me that one for Christmas. LOVING that one too. I've used that one to cut felt flowers already for a previous LO:)

Friday, March 7, 2008

I Got the Blues...

OK...Here's my LO for the Blues challenge on Sneaky. This was my first time doing machine stitching on a LO. I tried using this little Provo Craft sewing machine that Lal gave me, but it did NOT work:( I was just being lazy and didn't want to pull out my big machine, but I really should have instead of wasting so much time trying to get the little one to work. Once I got my big machine out, I finished in like two it is:

Our challenge was to use four different BLUE patterned papers by four different manufacturers. I used Basic Grey Periphery, MME Wild Asparagus, K&Co. Wild Saffron and Daisy D's. We also had to use embellishments to spell out the word "blues" and they could only be black, white, silver, gold or blue. I used a bloom, borders and a button, lace, undressed chipboard, epoxy alpha stickers and stickers and stitching. I really like how the butterfly and bloom look even though it's a boy LO. I'm really surprised at how much I like the way this came out:) And I'm really liking the look of the machine stitching. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing this again on other LOs:)

Today I spent the day with my mom. We did a little shopping. I went by M's, but didn't find the things I was looking for:( I picked up a little birthday gift for a Sneaky pal though. Went to the mall and bought the cutest little purse at Aeropostale and a new t. I LOVE that store. Me and my mom ate Chick fil A at the food court. Went to Hobby Lobby and picked up another birthday gift for another Sneaky pal. Went to Target, then Walmart, then picked up the kids and dropped my mom back off at home. It was a good day:)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

And They Call it Puppy Love...

Ok...I've been wanting to work on this LO forever, but I knew I had to do it when I had time to finish it before Victoria got home from school. She'd be pretty upset if she saw it. Now I have to hide it for the next who knows how many years...LOL

I had seen this LO on ages ago and had it saved to my faves cause I wanted to lift it someday. The perfect opportunity came up sometime last week when I walked into V's room and found this written on the easel in there.

Too cute. I could NOT pass up the photo op:) So I worked on the LO today. Got started as soon as I got back from the grocery store. I ran to the store as soon as I dropped off the kids so I'd have more time to do my stuff:)

This is the LO...

Justin was in Victoria's kindergarten class last year. He is just the cutest thing:) She mentioned to me several times last year that Justin had a crush on her and once she even told me SHE had a crush on him:) He's not in her class this year though, but she still talks about him now and then. I thought it was so funny that she drew that heart...Ah...young love;)

There is journaling behind the pic of a file folder. I painted the arrow and the hearts. The other letters are Lil' Davis that I'd had forever. And the "I" is from a box of All Dressed Up chipboard glitter alphas. Heidi Swapp ghost clock and bloom, ric rac and sheer polka dot ribbon. Paper is BG Two Scoops as well as the stamps I used on the pink background paper. to hide this:)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Did Another One...

I got another one done today. This one's a lift off of 2 Peas.

The background paper is Bo Bunny. I traced the stamped edge onto the backside and then cut it out using my Cutterbees. I then stamped a border along the edge with some clear stamps I got at M's; Creative Imaginations borders. All other papers are MM Chelsea. I made my own journaling "tag" using my XL scalloped circle punch and my Whale of a Punch circle punch. Flowers are diffent Primas, buttons from the MM Love embellie container, Bazzill chipboard letters and Heidi Swapp chipboard heart. Used Tim Holtz walnut ink on the edges of two of the papers. I want to get some of those Chelsea clips to add to the top of the pic. Probably go by M's on Friday and pick some up:) Need to get a few things for a couple of friend's bday this month as well. That's all for today:)

Put To Use...

So here's a LO a crated using the papers from the Smitten pad my friend sent. I felt that I should put it to use right away:)

The background paper is Paper Studio. I used one of my Fiskars border punches to create the decorative edge:) All other papers are Smitten. I hand cut the flowers/vines and the butterfly. The flowers are Prima and the brads are MM shimmer. Also use some of my Miss Elizabeth's paper lace (much like the K&Co. paper lace:)

Saturday was the 911 Transplant Sale. We got there at about 9am and there was already a line about 30 ppl deep!!! I don't think it was as crowded as it was the last time which made it easier to browse and shop. I only spent $36 shopping the sale. Picked up like six Sizzix dies, lots of chipboard alphas and a couple of sheets of rubons.

We took in a movie. Went to go see Fool's Gold. Very funny/good movie. I LOVE Matthew McConaughey;) and Kate Hudson. I think they make such a cute couple:)

I sold pretty much all my stuff I put out at the sale. I made $129!!! Although I spent about $80 of that on all the new Teresa Collins and Jenni Bowlin stuff. Also got a couple of bottles of Glimmer Mist. Have been wanting to try those. I still have about $50 left on credit cause I hit my free $10 again:)

Sunday the kids were away from home so we took in another movie. We saw Vantage Point. Excellent movie.

Yesterday I spent cleaning up and trying to get caught up on my house chores, but I took a break to hit HL and stocked up on adhesive which is 1/2 off right now. Also used my 40% off coupons and picked up the two packs of the Creative Imaginations papers that HL is now carrying:) Can't wait to play with those:)