My Scrap Space

My Scrap Space

Friday, May 30, 2008


So I called the guy who sold me the car (Darwin) yesterday afternoon to get an update, as they had not called me. The guy who answered (Matt)said the guy (Darwin) wasn't in yet, but he was going to see what he could find out and call me back. Well...noone called me back:(

I called in to the main dealer this morning and the guy who I dropped the car off with last week (Steve) tells me that the guy who sold me the car (Darwin) took it to get fixed...???!!! So he says call over there and find out what's going on or call him back if I can't get any answers.

So I call the other place and the guy who answers the phone (David) asks me if I'm the one waiting on the Chevy truck. I guess they'd already gotten the "heads up" that I was going to be calling...Hmmm...Anyway, he tells me the part hasn't come in yet!!! OMG!!! That pissed me off!!! And when exactly were they going to call and let me know???!!! So he says that parts usually come in on Mondays or Thursdays, but since Monday was a holiday, it might come in today or else it could be next Monday or Thursday or many days are left???!!!

So I asked how long he thought it was going to take and he says..."Well, we are kind of at the mercy of the dealer. Whenever they decided to send us the part"...Ugh!!! Well, at least I have something to drive in the meantime, but I just want my truck back already!!! I hate the inconvenience of it all:(

Nothing else to share. Just my morning drama.'s actually kind of cool today. Weird, but it is. Nice and breezy and not at all uncomfortable. Gotta enjoy this while it lasts:)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Not much going on...

The weather is just SO hot. I can't imagine what summer is going to be like:(

This past week...last Thursday to be exact, I had to take my truck in to the dealer. They were going to work on a brake light and detail it for me. So we go in and the guy says they may have to send it to Chevy...which they ended up doing. So we have to get shuttled back home and they keep my truck:( I get a call back on Friday that a part needed to be replaced and it won't be in until this Tuesday...Waaahhh, but the guy who sold me the car says I can go in and he'll hook me up with something to drive in the meantime. Yay!!! So I go in on Saturday and they put me in a 2006 La Crosse. It drives SO smooth:)

So we had a long weekend with the Memorial Day holiday and all. The kids were off on Monday. Sunday the kids spent the day at the inlaws and we took a drive up to Austin to hit the Archiver's sale. Wasn't much of a sale, but I got some cool things I'd been wanting:

Also hit some BLs stores there to see if I could find any different BG goodies. This is what I found:)On Monday we hit the first show and took the kids to see the new Indiana Jones movie. It was really good. We also bought our swimming pool. We should be setting it up pretty soon. The kids only go to school until the 4th of June so we are aiming to get it up by then:)

So not much else to tell. If I think of something else super interesting I need to share, I'll come back and update;)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baby, It's HOT out here!!!

OMG!!! The heat index yesterday was like 102 and today is pretty much the least it's not humid though. I can't imagine how hot we are going to get this summer:(

I went by Big Lots yesterday to get Mattie a posterboard for a school project and guess what I found??? ...

Some pretty cool BG goodies and some Inkadinkadoo stamps:) They also had the BG ribbon pack in Color Me Silly (didn't get that though). I hit two other BL stores yesterday evening, but they had nada:( I'd love to find someone who's come across some different themes at theirs cause the packs have multiples and I could swap/trade some out to get something else.

Hmmm...not much else going on around here. We did a movie over the weekend. Took the kids to see Narnia Prince Caspian. EXCELLENT movie. I LOVE, LOVE the Naria movies to far:) Went by M's for a little shopping and found some really cute shabby chic decor for 60% off!!!

Ooo, I also picked up the little mini albums kit from the Berry Sweet line. I had been waiting for that. Unfortunately the paper we picked up in the morning didn't have the M's ad/coupon in it and I paid full price for it. When I got home I checked the paper Steve brought home for the office and lo and behold...there was a coupon:( I can't wait to start on the mini albums though. They are just TOO stink' cute!!! ;)

No new LOs to share. I haven't gotten much scrapping done as of late. I have an early appointment tomorrow morning at the car dealer to get a light fixed on the car and have it detailed:) I gotta head out there as soon as I drop the kids off at school. It didn't occur to me when I made the appointment that I'd have to rush over there. I was just thinking that the earlier the appointment, I wouldn't run the risk of getting back late to pick up the kids. Just gotta make sure I get up a little earlier so that we can run a little ahead of schedule:)

Friday, May 16, 2008

TGIF and a BIG "happy dance";)

Today was a big day for me. I went car shopping and at 36 years old, I bought my first car:) OK...I did only start driving last summer, so I guess that's not too bad. It's not a brand new car, but it's a step up from the van I was driving before. Take a look:

It's a 2001 Chevy Blazer:) Victoria keeps commenting on how "shiny" it is...LOL. She was SUPER excited and thanked me like a bajillion times. You'd have thought I bought HER the car...LOL

More there was this cat hanging out in our backyard. I was feeding it every now and then; when I'd catch it outside. The last time I went grocery shopping I picked up some cans of food for it. So the last week or so, I had been feeding her more regularly. Well, this past week "my" kitty started bringing me some nice little "presents"...ah ha...The first day she brought me a squirrel. Yesterday she brought me a bird. I am not liking the gifts so much:( I'd much prefer she bring me some nice patterned paper;) ...Victoria informed me that "she can't do that, Mom"...oh, well...

So now I'm not sure how I stand on the whole kitty thing. I'm REALLY not liking having to go out there and dispose of small animal remains....Can you say, "Eeewww"???

OK...I have been on a scrapping role lately. Even after completing the 7 or so LOs on our Scrapapalooza day;) I got some more done over this last week AND I didn't even do any scrap shopping this week!!! Are you surprised??? LOL So here's what else I got done:

This is a lift off one of the LOs Lal did on our scrap day. I used some pics of V at Sea World:) Ppaer are MME; Everyday Tango and Magnolia, I believe. The black/white polka dot is MM. Used 7 Gypsies A La Card stickers and Doodlebug Simply Sweet cardstock alphas. The butterfly is cut out of a Paper Studio paper:)This was also a LO Lal worked on. It was a lift off of 2Peas. MME Bohemain papers, Doodlebug Paper Frill, Paper Studio notebook pp, Sizzix cut chipboard scalloped frame, MM shimmer alphas and tiny alphas, Paper Studio cardstock alphas, HS chipboard heart, Bazzill eyelet edged cardstock, crown rubon and Primas from M's:)

This is the girl version to my previous LO:) All the same as above except for an HS chipboard crown instead of the rubon.
Another lift of a lift:) Creative Imaginations pp, MM Love Story, textured cardstock on back. Daisy D's postcard, MM pebble clip, HS blooms, 7 Gypsies A La Card sticker and a dimensional sticker I got in a swap:)All MME Tres Jolie pp and "title" diecut, DCWV scalloped edged cardstock, Sizzix cut stems and Primas from M's.Last one...Elijah's school pic from this year. I think he looks so grown up in it and so handsome:) It reminded me of the Kenny Chesney song "Don't Blink"...thus the title:) All pp are Wild Saffron backed by textured cardstock, MME "title" diecut and Chatterbox chipboard alphas.And here's a pic of my Mother's Day goodies I got to pick out. LOVE the Berry Sweet line:) TFL and have a great weekend:)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Hope everyone had a nice, enjoyable, relaxing day.

We were planning to crop yesterday, but I started having trouble with my van the other day; kept stalling so I didn't want to take a chance and go too far and have the van give out on me. So we made alternate plans...

Yesterday Lal and I spent the day together. She came over about noon and we cropped all day. I got 7 LOs done and Lal got like 13 done!!! We made a little trip to the Big Lots on Bandera and got some really cool goodies; MM shimmer alphas stickers and some Marcella by Kay chipboard letters all for $1!!! Then Lal treated me to some Mickey D's...LOVE those fries;) and we came home and ate and watched part of the movie Dan in Real Life that we rented the other day. It's a really good movie; funny:)

Lal stayed until about 11pm, so we got in a full day. It was TONS of fun. I'm going to consider that my Mother's Day since today everyone was so naughty:(

We did breakfast at Denny's where the service was not very good:( After that we did a little shopping around. I went to two different Big Lots, but they didn't have anything:( Then we went by M's where I got to spend on some goodies:) They were just putting out the K&Co. Berry Sweet line I had been waiting for them to get!!! I got the 12x12 specialty pad, chipboard adhesions, borders, glitter alphas and stickers, die cuts flowers, felt flowers and some other goodies:) I can not wait to scrap with those!!!

I also got a new charm from James Avery for my charm bracelet...oh and another box of Primas (one I didn't have:)

We went for lunch at Culver's where Mom's got a free sundae today. Too bad I don't like their Steve ate it...LOL...I got me some Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia at the corner store. MY FAVE!!! ;)

So here are all my new LOs to share:

This is Mattie's school pic from this year. I never know what to do with the school portraits, but I like the way this turned out. I got the idea off a LO I saw on 2 Peas, I think:) Papers are Rusty Pickle School Daze, Bazzill Edge cardstock and Lil' Davis chipboard letters.This is Victoria at our last yard sale. Steve always buy her snacks and drinks to sell. She LOVES it!!! Of course, she always ends up eating alot of it...LOL. This LO was inspired by a LO from Gina's blog. Thanks, Gina...of course yours is WAY better:) Papers are Sassafras Lass, AC and MME, Jenni Bowlin artisan mini paper and Lil' Davis chipboard letters.
This one is a lift off of 2 Peas. I just fell in love with the LO and this pic was PERFECT:) The pink solid paper is MME. Either Everyday Tango or Magnolia...can't remember which one. I used some Basic Grey rubons on it. The text paper behind the pic is MME Adore. Also used a sheet from the Noteworthy journaling pad, Petaloo flowers, Amy Butler die cuts, Make it Possible gold glitter chipboard letters, May Arts lace, Basic Grey Hang Ten ribbon and a chipboard "flourish" I bought at 911 some time back. Not sure who makes it, but I "colored" it with some gold paint.Pics of me and V in a photo booth at Fiesta Texas last year:) Papers are MM Garden Party, French Twist buttons, HS chipboard hearts, alphas and crown, Sweet Treats ribbon and MM tiny alphas.Love the funky look of this one. Papers are Elsie Roxie. Chipboard flower, arrow and "title" Friends are MAMBI, used some random buttons. The frame around the pic was one that Lal printed on the computer with some Doodle font. I LOVE it. She sent me the font some time back, but I guess the idea just never occured to me. I'll definately be doing this again.
Another lift off of 2 Peas. The papers in the original LO were Indian Summer which I SO want, but I improvised:) I used some Daisy D's Attic Heirloom, BG Infuse, MME Wild Asparagus and some DCWV "text" paper. Also used May Arts lace, MME die cut, HG paper flower, Prima journaling sheet and MM Love Story buttons. The large butterflies are cut with one of my Cuttlebug dies. The smaller ones I used my Martha Stewart punches. I covered a shipping tag in some random paper and used some black ric rac as well. The birds on the branch I cut using my Wishblade. I got the image of this really cool site that had tons of nice stuff.Last one:)...Pic of V at the pumpkin patch last year. Paper are BG Mellow, die cuts are Daisy D's. I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch on the green cardstock, May Arts lace, MME die cut "title", a couple of the Prima flowers I got at M's, Foofa La button and Imaginisce crotched bloom. TFL. I'm off to enjoy some peace and quiet now that the kids are in bed:)