My Scrap Space

My Scrap Space

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Couple of New LOs...

Here's a few LOs I've gotten done lately...

I had been working on this one for a while. Just hadn't gotten around to finishing it off. This is a lift off of Kelly Goree. I love her style:) I used BG Infuse papers; handcut the flourish/flower from it and made the scalloped circle out of a solid sheet from the line. The title is MM alphas rubons, BG cardstock alpha stickers and HS chipboard letters. I used a white Doodlebug Paper Frill and inked it in two shades to match:)

This is Wild Saffron paper. I saw a LO Lal did using the little butterflies and I just HAD to have it:) The background is MME Bohemian (old stuff from my stash) and Miss Elizabeth's chipboard accents (the clock and the word "dream")...also had those for quite a while. I am liking that I am digging into my stash and using some of it up lately:) The brads which are MM decorative have also been in my stash for quite a bit. All the other paper elements are from one sheet of the Wild Saffron paper pad. I handcut the flourish and the butterflies and the strip is the opposite side of the same sheet. I cut smaller butterflies to mount on top of the larger ones to give them more dimension. I also added some Bohemian gold gems to the wings and Scribbles trails behind them. The flowers are Imaginisce Bazzill Bling blooms. TFL

Monday, January 14, 2008

Message for Monica...

Someone named Monica left me a message on a previous post about an interest in purchasing my smaller Cricut machine. Please send me a message with an email addy to reach you at. You can also find me over at under the neighbor name "shopgirlaudi". Thanks so much:)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Layouts from Crop Night

Last night we cropped at and Lal, Melissa and Michelle and our surprise guest...Gina!!! :) Despite not feeling very well because of my allergies, I still had a great time and got three LOs done. The last one; the two pager, I did this evening. It was one of the ones I packed and didn't get around to. I also managed to spend $57...Don't know how that happend...hee hee.
Not much else going on at the moment. Just wanted to share my new creations. TFL

Sunday, January 6, 2008


we took down our Christmas tree. I had been putting away some of the other indoor decorations little by little over the last few days, but the tree came down today. It didn't take long at all and went rather smoothly. It's SO much easier to do when you don't do it alone, so I am glad I waited until today when Steve was home.

After we got things done we went to M's at the Rim. They had Cricut carts on sale and I finally got the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More!!! I also got a Sizzix alpha set (lowercase Fun Serif) for only$19!!!

I hooked up my new Cricut today. I still have to watch the disc it came with to check things out. It looks like it works pretty much the same as the smaller bug. I can't wait to do something with it.

Kids go back to school tomorrow. I'm not really looking forward to the morning. I know it's going to be tough for the kids as well as myself. I had been sleeping in until like 8am over vaca. Those two hours really do make a world of a difference.

K...gotta do some dishes and get the kids ready for tomorrow. Hopefully watch the disc right after they get in bed and hopefully sketch a couple of LOs for Saturdays crop night.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

More Organizing...

So I really wasn't liking the look of the black storage unit. It didn't match anything else. I mean, it was cute and all and I liked cute everything looked on it, but in the back of my mind it was irking me:(

So I was at Target this morning and found something more along the lines of what I had originally been looking for.

I'm liking this alot better. I am thinking though that I am going to get some canvas baskets for some of this stuff. Like maybe alternate diagonally with the baskets, you know what I mean. Like maybe baskets in the ones with the open backs. I want the bottles of flowers out cause they look so pretty:), but I'm thinking like the bags of buttons and the glazes should go in a baskets as well as the MM paints. I think they looked cuter on the other shelf for some reason, but anyway...what do you think??? Yay/Nay on the baskets???

So I ran a few errands today. Went by HL to get a punch that was 1/2 off, but didn't find it. I guess they ran out with the sale. I want the Paper Studio XL scalloped circle punch, but they only had the L. I got that one, but I am keeping my eye out for the other. I REALLY want it for some cards I want to make my friends and family for Vday:)

Also went to Walmart to do my grocery shopping and ran into something that I picked up...

Can't wait to play with this!!! So now I'm looking to sell my smaller Cricut. So if anyone is in the market...LMK:)

I did some purging yesterday also when I was organizing other areas of my space. I was thinking I wasn't going to have enough to do the 911 sale in March, but...I do:) I filled up a box...not a big box, but there's quite a bit in there.

Here's another area I got together yesterday...

I went by Target and found al sorts of Vday scrap goodies in the $ Spot; flower brads (these look like little Primas with a gem brad in the center, some mini heart brads, some heart and flower blings, and some clear flower brads. I also picked up these really cute little boxes with Prima type blooms the last time and some brads that look like those conversation heart candies. Picked up to little pails for my sb area and two little plastic mail boxes for Vday. REALLY cute. You gotta go check out the $1 spot. They also had some really cool 8 1/2 x 11 magazine cardboard boxes in some very pretty patterns. Very cool stuff in there right now. Go check it out:) I'll post a pic of the goodies later. I've been really lazy about taking pics of my finds that I want to share:(

Yesterday was the first day I worked out since like Thanksgiving or something. I did 15 minutes and it was not that fun:( I didn't work out today, but def will tomorrow. Come Monday it's back to my old routine. Gotta get that weight off and get back on track with the diet:)

I saw this quote on my friend Estee's blog and I loved it...

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels".

I should write that down and put it on my fridge:)

Oh, and I got a great Christmas gift in the mail today from my friend Ang. She sent me a few packs of the mini spools of Vday ribbon from Target and the Flower Charms Sizzix die!!! I was SO wanting that one. Thanks BUNCHES, Ang. I have the best friends EVER:)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I started to update my blog yesterday and then my dumb computer turned off on me...Ugh!!! So now I have to do overs:)

Yesterday was spent catching up on laundry and stuff. I had Elijah over for a few day and Stevie came over for a few, so lots of blankets and cases and stuff. Also some chores that didn't get done the day before cause we were out most of the day.

I took Lij back home and then stopped by Walmart. I found this media storage tower; not the color I wanted, but I'll paint it later. I put it together ALL by myself when we got home. That's a big deal for me cause I am not very good at that kind of thing especially doing it alone:) So I did a little more reorganizing in my sb area.This cleared up a little more space for me. I took the Cricut carts off my table and most of the flowers were in baskets on a shelf over my cubbies. My MM paints were in a small tote in my armoire and the buttons and Lil' Davis glazes were in the pocket thingie on my closet door:)

So after Walmart I took Stevie to Ingram. He needed to pick up his necklace from James Avery. I stopped by M's on the way there and picked up some cute things they had on clearance. Some Sanctuary jellies and Soft Spoken, some rubons, some bling birds...

On the way back from the mall...on the way to eat lunch...I'm waiting at a light to make a turn back onto Bandera and just as I am turning my van starts to stall on me!!! I barely made the turn; I could hardly turn the wheel, and the van dies:( I took a moment, turned it off and started it back up and then it went. That was scary and annoying. I told Steve about it, but he hasn't checked on it yet. Since he is not the one driving around with a messed up van, I guess it doesn't worry him much. I'm also driving around with an expired sticker cause he has yet to go and do that like I have constantly reminded him.

So I took the kids for lunch at Cici's and then I ran into Hobby Lobby real quick. I got some of those big MM chipboard shapes for next to nothing:)

New Year's Eve we spent at home. Just with the kids. I had picked up Elijah the day before. We took them to Target to buy party poppers and we made hotdogs and ice cream sundaes and they watched movies and played video games. Christmas we spent at my mom's with Lal the kids, a friend and my cousin:)

Finally able to get a decent pic of the four kids together. It's SO hard to get Mikey to sit still long enough, but I bribed him with candy, then he was more than willing. He actually kept running into all the pics after than and then asking me for another candy...LOL. Also just noticed Victoria has red eye in this one so I need to go and edit that out:)
Me and Lal hamming it up with the camera as always. Look...Lal has bunny ears...LOL
Our kissy faces...ha ha ha
Our sad faces. Lal looks REALLY sad. I think her puppy ran away or she's got a really bad tummy ache...LOLMore...literally this went on for quite a while. There are LOTS more. Then we went back and looked at them all and laughed so hard we made ourselves was hilarious. We're crazy like that...LOL..I know Lal's gonna be mad I put these up, but they are just too funny not to share. At least I didn't put them up on MySpace, Lal...LOL

Christmas morning was the usual greed fest. Mattie got the Wii..I think he likes it:) Got a bunch of games and movies and some of those wheelie shoes, some game cheat books...

Victoria got the Xbox 360 (cause we never found the second Wii)More games, videos, wheelie shoes and a BBratz doll, Hannah Montana stuff...

I got everything on my Christmas list; two Cricut carts; Tear Drop and Base Camp, an Ott-lite for my desk, an Ipod dock, a new hoodie from Old Nazy, some brown "fuzzy" boots, my camera charm from James Avery for my bracelet and some pretty heart dangly earrings (from Victoria). She also got me this stuffed monkey that I can plug my Ipod into to listen to my music. My stocking was stuffed full of goodies; Tim Holtz crackle paints and alcohol inks and lots of Inque Boutique stamps.Mattie and Victoria Christmas morning right before they opened their gifts:)

K...this pic is almost as good as the ones of me and Lal...LOL. Victoria posing with coal that was in Steve's stocking...LOL...She's pretty good. Someone was naughty:)

I think that pretty much sums up our holidays.

911 had big sale the other day, so I hit that and picked up some goodies. We are planning to crop next Saturday so I need to start getting my stuff together. I haven't scrapped in quite a while. I have two LOs I have been working on for quite a while, still sitting on my desk. Maybe I'll get those done today to help get me in the scrappy mood:)

K...gotta get my day going here and get some stuff accomplished. Last weekend before the kids go back to school on Monday, then it's back to the same early morning schedule:(