My Scrap Space

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BFFs 4 Ever...

So today I only got one LO done. I started on it at 10am and I didn't get done until about 2pm. I did take a break for lunch, but that's about it. There was a lot of cutting involved on this one. It's a pic of me and my best friend since middle school, Jess.

We have been BFFs since the 8th grade. I can't really remember how we met or how we started talking. I used to "go around" with a friend of his. Maybe that's how:) Anyway, we were tight all through high school. We even shared a locker. We spent countless hours on the phone...I mean LOTS...We'd watch TV on the phone. One of our faves was Three's Company. I still remember:)...LOL...Jess didn't have a color TV so it was harder for him when we played "RED" (a game we made up where you had to shout "red" everytime something red came out:) hee hee

After high school we went through our "party" phase. You know...eating too much birthday cake...wink, wink;) and Jess always looked out for me. He was the best. For a while there, we lost touch. He got married. I had my son. I saw him a couple of times after, but then lost touch again. It wasn't until about six years ago, I ran into him at NIOSA and we got back in touch and the rest is history:)

Sure, we don't spend countless hours on the phone now. Life and kids prevent that;), but we are still close. We've had our rough patches, but we've gotten through. I pray that he will always be a part of my life in some way or another. I am forever grateful that God brought him back into my life. He is my constant when all else fails, I know Jess has my back;)

So a tribute to my BFF...

This picture is from one of our recent class gatherings. I made it black and white to fit my color scheme. All the flowers, vines and little quotes are handcut from the Teresa Collins Friends line. I Stickled my two small black flowers and the large white HS one. I built this one black cardstock, then a light blue Rhonna Farrer that I inked the edges on. Also used a piece of KI lace cardstock, Prima bling flourishes and some ahesive pearls for the flower centers. Oh, also added a piece of lace trim to one of the quotes. The LO idea was from a LO I saw, I believe, on the Teresa Collins blog. I am absolutely in love with the way this turned out and I hope he likes it too:)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CKC, Picture Day and a Couple of More LOs...

So Saturday Steve took off work and we made the little road trip to San Marcos for CKC. I've been looking forward to this for pretty much a year. Ever since I saw the ad in a scrap mag a while back.

I got some feedback on the scrap boards about what to expect and was a little torn about whether or not it'd be worth it after all my expectations and waiting, but we went anyway.

We got there about 9:30. I was expecting to have to fight crowds, but that wasn't the case. Found parking fairly easy. Wasn't too much of a line to purchase tickets to get into the faire. We even got free admission for Steve; hubbies were free;) and I used a coupon and got in for $7 instead of $10:)

I must confess that the actual faire was NOT what I'd anticipated. It was a lot like the convention we did in Austin a couple of years back. It was still fun and I did get some things I wanted. Managed to spend about $80. We were there about 2 hours and then we left and hit up some stores around there before heading back home.

After doing these 2 events, I really don't think I'd go again...unless Lal came with me. Then maybe;) It's just not the same when you don't have another scrapper to keep you company:)

Here is a pic of my purchases along with some things I picked up at HL...

Today we actually got some rain again. Pretty much all day. It cleared up in the afternoon as was actually cool when I went to pick up V. Today was Picture Day. Got some shots of V out front...

I stayed home all day today and got some scrapping done. So did Lal. We had some what of a cyber crop. We are planning to get together on Friday and see what we can get done. No big expectations since it's kind of short notice. Probably just get a couple LOs done, get something to eat, do a little bit of shopping and hang out. It's been a while since we did that. We didn't get to do our Scrapapalooza Trilogy while Miguel was on vaca cause poor little Mikey got sick.

So here's what I got done today. This puts me at 106 LOs, I believe...
All Sass; Bungle Jungle and Anthem on kraft paper. Sass and Chatterbox chip "9"s and a Jillibean Sprout and Sass Happy Place alpha stickers.

Lift off 2Peas. The kids on the day we celebrated V's birthday. Cosmo Cricket Early Bird on kraft. STILL loving the kraft background. Cricut cut title using my Graphically Speaking cart. K&Co. diecut jouranling tag and a sticky note I got in M's $1 bins a while back.

Time for bed. Hoping to get a couple more LOs done tomorrow as I don't plan on leaving the house;) Night all:)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birthday pics and LOs...

Sunday we celebrated V's birthday @ Peter Piper's. Unfortunately we didn't have a very good turnout of her classmates. Laney was the only one to show up and then Haley showed up about 15 minutes before the party ended:( Luckily though, my cousins made it, my aunt brought my cousin's two girls and Steve's mom brought V's little friend from across the street from their house.Here are the decorated goodie bags. I bought plain pink ones and made the kitties with my Sizzix die:)

Stevie also came over on Saturday and on Sunday his girlfriend, Amanda came over and she came to the party as well:) We had a really nice time and we laughed a lot towards the end;) Here's a few pics:

The kids Sunday morning before we headed out to breakfast...

V at Peter Piper's:)
The birthday cakes and singing Happy Birthday. I actually ended up making two cakes. V wanted a funfetti cake with strawberry frosting. I'm not crazy about that so I made a yellow cake with chocolate frosting too. We had very little of the chocolate cake left, but quite a bit of the pink one. Of course, the pink one was also bigger than the chocolate one though. I sent Stevie and Amanda home with some cake:)
In the pic above...Venus, Alexis, V, Laney and Brianna. In back...Nin, Mattie and Nick.
V with a couple of her birthday gifts from us; the Miley Cyrus book (she's been wanting this one for quite a while:) and a Disney video camera. She's been messing around with this DAILY. She walks around the house video taping everything and talking like she's talking to someone...LOL. She says she wants to do her own web show. I think she's been watching too much iCarly;)

I got a few LOs done this week too. I think this puts my count at 104 for the year:)
This one is a lift off Jenice on I love that her LOs are very simple. I used kraft for my background again. I am really loving the look of that and doing it a lot as of late:) PP is Sass Skully, I believe. Some old Daisy D's punchouts, MM tiny alphas and AC Puffy Thicker number along with a Sass sticker flower:)
This was a lift off the Cosmo blog. Pics of V sleeping with her furry puppy friends. Steve says he didn't like the pics. That they were morbid looking...sigh...Whatever!!! Anywho...I think the names V gives her animals are funny. She never names them anything like Fluffy or Sparky. These three are named Lauren, Alicia and Biscuit.
I used kraft for my background again. PPs are AC and Cosmo Early Bird and Girl Friday. Doodlebug Paper Frill, MM tiny alphas, AC foam Thickers and some buttons.

This is another lift off Jenice. I used a Doodlebug paper I've had for quite some time, as my background. AC vinyl Thickers, HS block alpha stickers, Daisy D's rubon and some buttons.

This Saturday Steve is taking off from work and we are hitting CKC in San Marcos. I'm pretty excited. I've been waiting for this for about a year. I hope it's good. I wasn't too thrilled about the convention we did in Austin a couple of years back. Hoping this one is better. Thankfully, this one isn't as far a drive either. I'll update after. Hopefully with lots of awesome goodie deals:)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I did it!!!

With the two LOs I did today, I have reached my yearly goal and completed my 100 LOs. I actually went one over and I am at 101!!! Woo hoo!!! Let's see how many I can get done by the end of the year. I still have a little less than 4 months to go. I'll see if I can get another 25 done before the end of the year. That will be my mini challenge;)

I think Miguel is supposed to be going on vaca real soon and I had mentioned to Lal that it might be time for Scrapapalooza the Trilogy...LOL...Hopefully we can make that happen. I think I got like 10 LOs done at our last "event". That would really give me a good boost to reach my "mini goal":)

Yawn...I am super tired tonight and heading to bed ASAP. Just waiting on a load of laundry to come out of the wash so I can throw it in the dryer and I'm headed to bed. Nighty:)

Happy Birthday!!!

Yesterday on 9-9-09 my baby girl turned 9 years old!!!
We took her out to eat in the afternoon when Steve got home. Then we came home and had cupcakes. I usually make the kids a cake for their actual birthday too, but then we get stuck with a whole bunch of cake I feel compelled to eat;) So this year, I just got the little box of I don't like the frosting so that helps;)

V also took cupcakes to her class. She was super excited. Hers was the like third class birthday this week. There are lots of September birthdays she said:)

We'll be celebrating her birthday on Sunday with a little party at Peter Piper Pizza.

We've been getting quite a bit of rain these past few days. We REALLY need it so I'm not going to complain. The humidty afterwards has been just awful though:(

I've pretty much just been chillin' at home all week. It helps not to be out where the shopping temptation is more likely;) I've been trying to keep my sb shopping down to once a week and for the last week fews, I've been doing really well:)

This past week I went to M's and got the Sass packs they just got in. I got Vintage Yummy and Bungle Jungle as well as 3 packs of Whimsies flowers; Vintage Yummy, Bungle Jungle and Anthem. Last week I put in an order at Two Peas and got a whole bunch of Jillibean Sprouts @ 40% off. Can't remember what the previous week was, but it was a one day thing too:)

So here's some LOs I got done recently. The first two I got done today:) TFL

Friday, September 4, 2009

LOs to Share...

First Day of School

I'm finally able to update my blog. Blogger was NOT allowing me to upload my pics in the last few attempts I've made over the last week or so:( So these back to school pics are a little late;)

Mattie on his first day of high school.
V on her first day of 3rd grade. Both were very excited to go back.

They both had really good days and Mattie said he only got lost once:)
So the kids are back in school and I have gotten back into my routine. I got a lot accomplished the first week they were back, but still got a ways to go.
Every Friday they have a pep rally at Mattie's school so I have been driving him on those mornings so he doesn't miss out cause the bus picks them up later and the rally starts at 8am. Traffic is something going that way that early though:(
I will be updating in seperate posts until I am caught up:)