Friday, October 31, 2008
I saw this kit by chance on the Sunshine Studio Scraps blog and followed the links to a give-a-way desk. I am so new to this forum, but the vibrancy and friendships there are very tangible!
I kept looking at the preview and was seeing layouts in my mind. It is beautiful. Look what comes in it:
11 solid and patterned papers,
a-z mixture of uppercase and lowercase alpha and 0-9 numbers
1 doodle bird, 1 bracket mat, 1 bracket, 2 branches, 4 buttons, 1 button tie, 1 chain, 1 acrylic circles, 2 flowers, 1 flower branch, 4 frames, 1 lace, 1 leaves, 2 bows, 2 swirl ribbons, 2 straight ribbons, 5 glitter splats, 2 stitches, 2 doodles, 2 swirl mats, 3 tags
that is a whole lot for a good price and if you go over to the blog (mentioned and clickable) there is coupon code for an extra 15% off!
So bebop over to the store and get it now...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tony is making a fire in the fireplace...we have a big old stove! the kids are beyond excited...heck I am too!
Tomorrow being Halloween, we will take the kidlets around for a bit of trick-or-treat, then man our door with yummies! I made some bible study flyers to staple to the candy! I am quite proud of them. Tony is impressed with me, as I am getting faster! must be the speed scrappin'!
And tonite at scrapmatters....at 7pm Cali time, there is another speed scrap! I want to get my pumpkin carving pics in some order!
Here is the flyer for the bible study! Everything on it is from Freebie Haven~the Waterlo Project's new HUGE kit: In the Sleeping Orchard. This is just one of many quality kits. These kits are big, free and amazingly beautiful! Please go and pick it up and leave all of these kind ladies some love!
I am really blessed to have a few ladies that fall into this category. Last night, I had way too much iced coffee, soda and chocolate cake and my eyes were unable to close...so I was catching up on some 'puter work. A forward from my dear Brittish friend, Heidi popped up. It was some forward that I don't usually read (sorry but true...ha ha) but I composed a new letter and the title was something like "I am up, can't sleep, what about you?" Bam, got a response back and this went on for 4 different times back to her, and then my phone rang (she has her own tone)...and I picked the phone up and we both just started giggling!
That giggle went on until 1:30 in the morning! aaaaaaaaaaaargh.....my dear sweet Tony came out about 12:30 and he thought I was crying....I was but it was from laughing so hard...I told him who it was, he smiled and laughed and turned around and went back to bed....more giggles!
I am so tired, but keep thinking about something silly one of us said last nite and I laugh all over again....
I have parent teacher conferences today and hopefully be able to make a Speed Scrap over at Scrap Matters! CAZ? you gonna be there? lol
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
So this week has been a wild one, Tony has been working early(4am-10am) a few days a week at ToysR-Us and also got called to Target and began that today...he is going to try and figure out if he can do both...or get more from one? It is kinda limbo right now, but luckily, they both have red shirts and tan pants...I look for the good in it! ha ha!
Bible study was just our dear C, and she is such an encouragement, even raving over my store bought snacks...
Outreach has been over and over incredible, talking with so many people. Tony has his maps and we are systematically going thru the whole city, door by door! I am over and over astounded at the folks that listen and discuss with us for long periods of time on their doorstep! We haven't seen the fruit of our labor, but know we will!
Sunday, A brought her family including her hubby! It was a great time! Tony preached a sermon on who the devil is and finished it with a recording of the champion by Carmen! It was so good!!!
We were honored to head to Oroville to be a support for their OUTRAGEOUSLY awesome music scene! It was so crisp and professional! The church was so supportive of each other and there was visitors and one of their teens (grew up in church, but making a stand to live for God) prayed with her first convert!!! Gotta love that!!
This afternoon we have another hope for a building! We so NEED one! The lady loves Tony and wants to work with us, so we still need prayers for this ...please please!
We hear rumors of a impact team from Alamogordo coming this way in the spring and have already begun praying for that!
so...thanks again my friends...hope you look thru my blog and see what a great time we are having!
The layout shown here is Abby, she is pretty excited, because she got her cast off and had lunch just her with Dad and Mom!
Monday, October 27, 2008
1. God 2. Tony (hubby of 19.75 years) 3. My kidlets 4. friends 5. meeting people 6. chocolate 7. coffee
the next rule is to pass on to 7 people....I am going to break the rule, because I don't know alot of bloggers and so I will send it to my best friend in real life who has 3 blogs! But Christine this is for you! Please go and see her blog, as I taught her a tiny bit of Elements last Christmas time and now she is a Master Creative Team Member and even has a counter on her blog! You wild thing!
Thank you Charlie for thinking of me. I am honored that you included me in your award.
thank you for all the kind comments!
I started out plans for pantry, but laundry became a higher priority...it is getting chilly in the mornings, and our jackets were smelling a bit yuck! So I did a load of towels and our sheets before the kids got up. The boys seperated their laundry and started theirs, I reloaded the 2nd load for them and they will fold and put away when they get home from school.
Why is it, that my girls giggle before the sun comes up on Saturday and Sunday, but I had to drag them out of the bed this morning...their alarm went off and they got up and turned it off and went back to sleep!
Gabriel took a 20 minute shower before I realized he still wasn't ready to go to school! I even had to wake Eric up this morning! I am looking forward to getting that hour back next weekend!!
I cleaned out our coat closet, folded the towels and made the bed! woo woo, now I am pooped!
A dear friend from (her hubby is a Pastor also) Lake Havisu, Arizona called and we exchanged encouraging words, and laughed about our lives. It was a long phone call, and I am smiling because of it.
I did make dinner this morning, hey I am feeling better...I made Chicken Rigatoni...fancy word for speghetti sauce with whipping cream in it, chicken and rigatoni noodles...yummy and rib sticker...I keep nibbling at it...
I am going to take a shower and scrap a bit...I want to prep something for dear Charlie's colab...my Anna fell in love with the pink dress in her part....so I have to figure out how to use it!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I don't know Mel and Vicky, I just stalk their blogs for the incredible things made and given away!!! I haven't seen their parts, but I will be checking in tomorrow to download it!
Go now to Charlies site for this amazing and sparkly kit...each day you can receive an addition to the kit, papers today, elements tomorrow and then an alpha that is just perfect for the kit!
The other ladies have a few more hours til it is officially Monday...Charlie is in Australia, so her part is up and running.
Here is a glimpse of what Charlie is offering:
Please remember that you pay nothing for this beautiful kit, and the time it takes to load 4share and download is plenty to fill in a little thanks to these ladies. You know how good it feels when someone puts some love on your uploads in gallery's...think how good the designers of the kits feel when you show the love? An added kindness, make a layout and pop back over and let them know the kit was used! I challenge you to spread the love!
and so thankful for the helpful tutorials over at Ally Browns....she made the "blog wear" from Charlie (my boss) at Charlie Designs...
I am having a hard time with the header, and not liking how the beautiful work of Ally's looks with my colors...so I am playing and it is gonna take more brain power than I have in my head tonite!
Ally makes tons of beautiful things to put on your blog...and you can also win a just made for your blog if you leave a comment!
okay, eyes are tired...
added when I should have been in bed: I finally got it...love the look! Good thing, because it is staying for a bit....hope to have you pop in again!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Oh and stay tuned...because Charlie has been busy and a new kit is coming out Friday...expect a lovely shade of blue layout next! It is fab! <---ha ha, I sound so Californian, Fab darling!!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I have done a few layouts with it, funny, both have been of my dear little Anna, it just captures her personality... I have another one I am playing with for a heritage layout over at Stone Accents Scrap. It is a neat challenge, as you actually go to a website and search 1930 Census records! I found both great grandparents... Tony just fixed my scanner (uploaded things to make it work) so I have a few envelopes of old pictures my mom gave me. I want to scrap a few old ones for her and myself!
If you would like a taste of the Wedding Treasure, Charlie has a lovely freebie available thru her blog. She has a ton of freebies and is a sweet woman who has entrusted me with her creations. Hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!
On the homefront...life is good, we the family played flag football today. Tony, Gman and Abby on one team and Mr. E, Anna and me on the other....Yes...I gloat, but our team kicked their booties...and the laughter rang thruout the neighborhood...I laughed so hard at the intensity the boys (including my dear Tony) have. Anna jumps up and down and says, lets plan guys...instead of huddle...and instead of hike, she says on your mark, set go...she gets so excited about the ball she drops it and Abby just likes to pull the flags off! It was hilarious! A few neighbors were out in lawn chairs enjoying the cool evening and entertainment!
Tony and I went on outreach this afternoon, his work schedule has been a bit wonky so we wanted to go (without all the kids), we had a great time! Two very open ladies...one with 1 year old and so open it was just awesome..we talked for 1/2 an hour at least, and another is a MARINE wife (hubby in Iraq and she is due to have baby number 2 in 4 weeks)! I really expect to see them both this Sunday! I was pretty hyped up!
So I am off to bed!