My Scrap Space

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Scrapapalooza Part Deux...

Saturday Lal and I had our Scrapapalooza Part Deux. I spent the better part of last week planning for it. I had 12 LO ideas put together, but only got to 10. The first two still need titles, so if anyone has any good suggestions, please share:)

I met up with Lal at Crossroads a little after 9am. We made a quick stop at HL for some Prima Pearls I needed then went to breakfast at Bill's. After breakfast we made another stop at Scrapbook Heaven and just picked up a few things I needed for the day.

We got back to the house a little after 10am, I think. So we scrapped from then until like 2:30 when we stopped for our lunch break. We made another quick trip; to Tuesday Morning, then went to eat at Whataburger. Stopped at BL on the way back and scrapped again until 6 when Miguel came to pick up Lal. It was a really fun, relaxing, kid free day;)

After Lal left and the kids and Steve got home, we had dinner. I cleaned up, got V to shower and get ready for bed and scrapped some more. I scrapped until midnight and got 4 more LOs done for a total of 10 all day:) I was on a roll!!! ;)

Since there are so many LOs I won't go into details on them all. I super lazy that way;) But if anyone has any questions about any of them, please feel free to leave me a comment here or message me on

Thanks so much for looking. I've got a couple more updates and more pics, but I'll save those for another post. I gotta go workout which I am really procrastinating right now. More soon:)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lots of new LOs to share...

I'd been seeing some kraft papers lately that had like a black border to them. I have no idea who makes them, but I really like them. So if anyone knows, PLEASE pass on the info. Anywho...I made my own here. I used a Glitz roller stamp to make a border on the kraft paper, then went back with a white Signo and filled in some of the loops. Papers are Cosmo Cricket Early Bird (LOVE this line:) and a strip of MM Sabrina. The stem is Sizzix cut and outline with a black Zig. I made my flowers using scraps, my scalloped circle punch, buttons and adhesive mounts for dimension. The little quote box is LYB mounted on black cardstock.

This one was inspired by a recent LO Lal did. The background paper is AC Amplified. Diecut paper is MM Sabrina as well as the black pattern behind the pic. Used some Quikutz butterfly diecuts someone sent me, a swank label, some MM tiny alphas and a Colorbok card I got in a pack at J's quite a while back and just opened and used:)
This one is a lift off 2Peas. I SO love the Collage Press diecut papers. I got these in the mail last week. The pic is of Mattie and Nick at Mattie's recent bday gathering. The background is just a piece of chipboard I was working on; not an actual part of the LO. Besides the Collage Press paper and diecuts, I used a piece of MME stripe paper and an MME rubon title that I put onto some plain cardstock then cut out.

Another lift off 2Peas. Pic of Mattie and V a couple of Halloweens ago. The little mosters are some Reminisce stamps I just got at M's. They are so stinkin' cute. I stamped them onto white cardstock, colored them with color pencils, cut them out and glued them onto black cardstock. Cut them out again. The orange border strip was made using one of my MS border punches. Paper is kraft and Scenic Route, AC chip Thickers, MM tiny alphas, mini brads and a swank label.

This is a pic of V and Mia at Mattie's birthday gathering. V kept making silly faces and Mia kept trying to copy her. It was SO cute. Then V would make some really silly face and Mia would just crack up. I built on black cardstock. Used some Girl Friday that I cut into a half artisan, mounted onto cardstock and cut again. Cricut cut label from Scenic Route grid pp. Cut the letters out of a sheet of the Girl Friday as well as the little bee and butterfly. Carolyn Gavin border strip and white Signo to make the bee "trail".

Not too much going on here. I went by my mom's last Tuesday and we took Mattie to lunch for his actual birthday. Did a little shopping too. Lal came over on Thursday and we did a little scrapping here and a little more shopping;)
I got all my cleaning done today as well as my grocery shopping. I'm getting LOs planned for Saturday cause Lal and I are planning Scrapapalooza Deux. I've got 3 together so far. Easy, quick, simple ones so far, but I can use those to warm up;)
Heading to bed earlier tonight cause I've been staying up WAY too late. Night all:)

Monday, July 13, 2009

LO count at...

65 to date...Need to reach 100...or more;) by December 31st...

Last Tuesday...

My mom was off so we went over to visit. Lal and I also planned a little crop day so I packed some LOs to work on.

This one is a lift off one Lal lifted off of 2Peas, I believe. I used Sass Life at the Pole for my background paper, WRMK pp to cut out the viney/leaves and bird, AC Puffy Thickers and MM tiny alphas, Sass border and Pink Paislee journaling card.

This is a lift off of 2Peas. These pics are of V at one of the two pool parties she went to right at the end of the year. I used some Cosmo Cricket Snorkel, 7 Gypsies cardstock stickers and some buttons. I cut one strip out of the Cosmo paper (the blue wave piece) and used pop dots to give it some dimension.

So while at my mom's, my uncle went over to fix a leaky pipe for my mom. While he was out front turning off the water to the house, it broke so he had to leave the water off until he went and got someone to come back and fix it.

So we left and came back to my house. Lal and Mikey came with us. We made a few stops on the way; M's, BL and Target. I worked on this one later that night cause I didn't get to it at my mom's...

This one was another lift off of 2Peas. It was actually an altered project someone did. I made it into a LO:) I used the image off of a box of Cracker Jacks. Just love how it turned out:) The stars are Sizzix cut chipboard painted with MM paints. I made my little "flower" embellies using Jenni Bowlin crepe paper and some milk caps along with some circle punchies and my HS edge distresser. I used a shipping tag and some Tim Holtz ink along with a Cricut cut "4", a JB gem button and some small painted chip stars. Label sticker with MM tiny alphas. Kraft paper, MME Wild Asparagus, Bazzill and a few buttons.

K...I think I'm all caught up on my recent LOs now. I'm off to lay on the couch and put some heat on my neck that has been killling me all day:( Night all...

Happy Birthday to Matthew!!!...

Tomorrow I will be the mother of a 15 year old. time has flown. So 15 years ago today I was in labor...and didn't even know it. I actually didn't go to the hospital until the morning...about 3am. I had Matthew a little after 6am. I can't remember the exact time.

This past weekend; on Sunday, we celebrated. We went to Dave & Buster's just like last year. My mom didn't go this year and some of Mark's family, but there was a nice little bunch of us there:) I forgot to edit this one:( Me, Steve, Mattie and V...Oh and that's Steve's mom in the back there:)
Mattie and Mark...
Nick, Mark's dad, Mattie and Mark...
At Mattie's request a pic of me with him and his dad...sigh...Poor Mattie. We haven't been in a pic together since he was about 2 years old.
Mattie and his baby sister, Mia...
Mattie, Mark and Nick...
Mattie and Nick...
Mattie and his birthday cake...
Here's some LOs I got done this past week....
This is a lift off 2Peas with a pic of V from when she was 5 years old!!! For her birthday that year, one of her gifts was taking her on a trip to Build A Bear. She picked out her own bear and all the accesories for it:) I used some Cosmo Cricket Jack's World papers that I've had for a really long time. I really liked them. They are too cute. Now I wish I had more.
The thing with the Cosmo papers is that you really need to get 2 sheets of each cause they are double sided. So unless you are going to chose which one of the two sides you are going to use, you really need 2.
I used a pic here of V from our recent home photo shoot. I LOVE the pic...and the LO;) I used MM Chelsea's Place stamped edge pp, MM Vintage Hip pp, a cake doilie, some Paper Studio music sheet pp. I cut the red flowers out of a sheet of MM Chelsea's Place pp. The flowers/vines are flocked. Also used some Prima lace and flowers and a piece of an MM 5th Avenue journaling sheet.
I believe this one was a lift off of 2Peas...or maybe both;) This is a pic of V trying out the Superman ride at Fiesta Texas. The seat they have up front; the "mock" one. Used more Early Bird papers, AC Puffy Thickers and MM tiny alphas.
Hopefully there will be more scrapping this week since I got all these new pics to scrap:)
Today I got all my cleaning chores done. Tomorrow I am going over to my mom's and we are taking Mattie out to lunch for his birthday:)
Have a good night and a great week everyone:)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July...

Here's some pics from the morning. We all got matching shirts except Steve's didn't fit him:( Boo!!! Ignore my neighbor's trash can in the background. LOL

Pics of the kids at Fiesta Texas. We went to see the fireworks, but only went as far as the parking lot. We did NOT want to fight any crowds so we watched from our tail gate. Then zoomed out of there as soon as it was over to beat all the traffic. There was TONS of people in the parking lot watching as well as along the streets at The Rim and all around that area. We only spent about 20 or so minutes to get out of the traffic, but that's cause we were literally one of the first ones out of the parking lot. I can't imagine how long we would have been stuck there otherwise. Hours, I'm sure.

I hope everyone had a very nice holiday:)


After our very busy long weekend, I got a nice little break today. I got to sleep in until like a little after 9am. Steve went and got us breakfast. I got a few house chores done; put some laundry away, made the beds, took out trash and straightened up a bit.

I vowed I would NOT leave the house today. Steve wanted to go to Lowe's or Home Depot...can't remember which one, so he went alone...well, he took V with him and I got a nice little break. I got some scrapping done; 3 LOs!!!

Lift off of 2Peas. In the LO they used some BG doilie paper, but I improvised and cut out some Crate Providence. I really like the way it turned out. Embellies: K&Co. Berry Sweet diecut, flower cut out of some BG June Bug pp, JB journaling spot, Carolyn Gavin diecut bird and butterfly, 7Gypsies cardstock stickers, Circus Rose card pp, Cricut cut sun shape, scalloped circle punch and AC Puffy Thickers number.

Using more of the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line here. SO LOVING this line!!! Another lift off 2Peas...Bazzill Dotted Swiss, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird pp, Paper Studio music pp, AC Puffy Thickers, HS chip heart. This was also my first try at making some of those little pinwheel embellies. They are VERY easy to make and took no time at all. The centers are brads. Also used some MM Chole's Closet trim and I machine stitched the border on this one.

Another 2Peas lift and still more Cosmo Cricket Early Bird...October Afternoon pp, Cosmo Cricket spinner card, AC Puffy Thickers, MM tiny alphas, HS chip hearts, bakers twine.

Steve also went and gassed up and washed my truck AND did my grocery shopping for this week for me. He totally scored some points today:)

This is a LO I got done last week, but hadn't uploaded...

Pic of V and Laney at Laney's pool birthday party. More Early Bird, some Kraft paper, MS daisies and some AC Puffy Thickers. I hand stitched on this one too:)

So we had a busy, filled, long weekend. Steve was off since Friday. We took off early to Fiesta Texas. We got there about 11am. Boy, was it HOT!!! The water park opens at noon so we wanted to be there before so we could get a good spot in the shade by the water. We waited in line for about 30 minutes and weren't too far behind in line. We got an excellent spot. We were out there until like 4pm.

I don't think Steve put sunscreen on V's face and she was really red at the end of the day:( I put some aloe gel on her after she bathed and gave her some Tylenol. She's much better now:)

So we had dinner at Bill's on the way home and then came home, showered and relaxed. We were all exhausted.

Saturday we said no "outdoor" activities. We got up early, went for breakfast and then took the kids to the first showing of Ice Age at Huebner. It was really funny. We did some shopping afterwards. Oh!!! Have to insert here. I did birthday shopping for Mattie on Friday and got some AWESOME deals for some back to school clothes. I found jeans that were $24.99 for only $6.24!!! I got him 5 pairs. Then I found those cool graphic t's from $12.99 were only $3.24!!! I got him six. So I've got a good start on the school shopping. Yay for me!!!

Yeah, so Saturday I went by 911 (had just been there two days before too;) and then by Scrapbook Cottage, Hobby Lobby, a couple of Targets. Went to lunch and then took in the afternoon show of My Sister's Keeper. Excellent movie. I just finished reading the book last week. Definately a MUST SEE.

I did some other scrap shopping last week, but I'm too lazy to upload all the pics, but I found some AC paper packs at BL for only $8. I got Metropolitan and A La Carte, but I also saw Play. I REALLY want Amplified or Moda Bella. They had some really cool AC stickers too for only $1.

I'm going to upload some 4th pics on a seperate post. Being lazy again:) So to be continued...