My Scrap Space

My Scrap Space

Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's been a LONG time...

I got SO lazy about updating my blog. It's not even that I've been super busy...just super lazy. The kids got done with school and we are about half way done with summer vaca. Mattie will be a sophmore next year and V will be a 4th grader. How times flies. It's been a pretty uneventful summer. Probably not taking any kind of vaca again since Steve can't get the time off from work. So the kids and I have been doing the movies quite a bit...the free ones and then we do movies as a family on the weekends...not free ones;) Visit my mom and Lal a lot, but that's about it.

I'm still going to the gym about 4 times and week and putting in some workouts here at home too when I get the chance. I hadn't been able to lose any more weight after the intial 20 lbs that I lost, but just recently, I dropped about 4, so I'm happy about that. Just REALLY need to watch what I eat...

We are also in the middle of planning our 20 year high school reunion. So meetings and trying to collect payments...busy, busy. We just had a "meeting" yesterday, but only two people showed up besides me, Lal and Laura, but it was still a lot of fun catching up and laughing a whole lot:)

We will be starting back to school shopping this weekend. I've pretty much got all the school supplies we need with the exception of like 2 or 3 small items. It really does pay off to stock up when they clearance this stuff. This is the second yr and I haven't really had to buy school supplies.

Mattie turned 16 the beginning of this month. Can hardly believe it. V will be turning 10 almost as soon as school starts. I feel so old:(

I have been trying to keep up with the scrapping. Been working on different things here and there. I have drastically cut down on my shopping...seriously...been saving myself quite a bit of $$$ ;)

I can't upload every single project I've done since I blogged last, but I will update with a few of the lastest things.
I've been on an Alice in Wonderland kick lately;) These are just a few of the things I've made using the theme. I've done some cards and quite a few different type tags. I am so loving the new Graphic 45 line. I just picked up some at 911 the other day and can't wait to use it. Jennie is doing a mini book class with the line and her book is AWESOME!!! I so want to do this class.

Just a card I made using one of my Tim Holtz dies. I am loving these dies and just starting to explore their possibilites. I can't wait for some of his new CHA release Alterations especially the tag one!!!

Going to try REALLY hard to remember I still have this thing here and update more often. Summer will be over before you know it and I'll be back to my regular schedule;) More soon...hopfeully;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Mommy!!!

On Sunday my mom celebrated her 70th birthday. I can't believe how quickly time goes by. My Uncle Frank planned a surprise party for her. It was a little hard to keep a secret since I had been over at my mom's on Friday and spent the night until Saturday morning. I usually take my mom out to lunch and shopping for her birthday and bake her cake, but this year we waited out until Sunday. I was afraid she would think we had forgetten about her, but she was really suprised when she walked into my uncle's house that afternoon.

My cake had a little accident:( The cherry sauce melted my icing border and ran over the sides of the cake, but it was still yummy:)

My uncle bbq-ed and everything was delicious. All of my aunts came to celebrate with my mom. My cousins came...Ruby, Felicia and Kelly. It was a very nice time and I am really happy my uncle did that for her:) My mom is my whole world and I live to make her proud of me. I hope she enjoyed her special day:)

New LOs to Share...

Lots of new LOs to share that I've gotten done since the new year. I've noticed that when I work with thinner cardstock; not textured, my Zig glue makes my paper bow:( I need to figure out what to do about that. Of course, it flattens right out sitting in the album, but I hate the look of it beforehand...

Someone on 2Peas posted about this awesome Cosmo Cricket kits they found at Tuesday Morning. There is a 1-800 number you can call to find out if a store near you has the product in stock. All you need is the SKU# and your zip code. So I called and found some at the store right by my house:) These were only $14.99 and they are FULL of goodies. I got two kits, one in the Coral and one in the Dusty Blue. I want to start some projects with these goodies soon especially the lacing card kits:)
Some other recent Tuesday Morning finds (not pictured) were packs of MM and AC paper; 25 the same sheet for $1.99. Love Elsie chip and assorted embellie packs; bundles of 4 and 5 for $3.99. MM Flower Shop Tins and Jars for $1.99 and some more AC Thickers. I found a chip Jewelery Box font and a pink puffy Umbrella for only $1.79 a pack:)

Family/Home Chip Album (as seen in Scrapbooks Etc.)

Some really cute Vday stamps I picked up at J's a few weeks ago in the $ bins. Cute to make your own Vday cards with:) Also a few of the Spring stamps...

Here are the pics of my mini album I worked on the last time we got together with the girls. This was featured in the last issue of Scrapbooks Etc.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SO long...

I can't believe that it's been over two months since I last updated my blog. For some reason I kind of lost interest in the whole updating thing:( I'm going to try to be better at keeping it up. I'm not even going to attempt to catch up for the last two months, so I'll just pick up from today:)

Well, I'm still hitting the gym and dieting for the most part, but I have been stuck at my 20lb weight loss for some time. Yesterday at the store, I picked up this acacia berry stuff to boost it a little. Today is only day one, so let's see how it goes. It's only a two week thing.

The kids were off yesterday for Martin Luther King day. We just stayed home and I did my house cleaning. Just ran to do my grocery shopping in the afternoon and a quick run to HL for a couple of punches I wanted for my Vday cards:)

Sunday the kids spent the day at the inlaws and we did a little running around. Caught a movie. Went to go see Lovely Bones. VERY good. I'd just finished the book like last week. Definately not a movie to take your small children to though. We also had lunch at the Olive Garden. Steve's parents gave us a gift card for Christmas and we just got around to using it. It was really good:)

A couple of weeks ago, we all got together here at my house; me and Lal, Laura and Liz...Yocasta couldn't make it:( We worked on a little family/home chip album project I saw in the latest issue of Scrapbooks Etc. I got the cutest little house chip albums at M's in the $ bins; got one for each of the girls:) It was a fun little project and I love how mine turned out. I'll be sharing in the next post.

Over Christmas and the last few weeks, I've made some updates in my room. Got some new storage units and added a new "desk" area to my room. Lots more counter space:)

We are planning on getting together again this Friday at my mom's house. I think we are going to be working on LOs or Valentine cards. I think I'll do a little of both. I'm really looking forward to the "me" time.

I haven't really done too much scrapping lately. Probably a handful of LOs, but I also haven't really done too much shopping;) That's a plus:)

Hopefully, I'll be back to post soon. I'm going to at least try to do it once a week. We'll see how that goes. Only 3 more days to the weekend. Have a good one:)