Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Birthday and a layout

This month our baby girl turned six and she had her party at Color Me Mine where she and her dearest little friends had a blast. I still can NOT get over the fact that she is now 6...where did the time go? Next thing I know she will be 16 asking for a license : (

OK! OK! Enough with the sappy stuff : ) Look at this!

After they painted their little hearts out we took them to Jackson's where they have the yummiest ice cream ever (it was not cheap) but boy oh boy did they enjoy their ice cream + that is where she wanted us to sing Happy Birthday to her.

All in all it was a great day, the girls had a blast and we were happy parents!And here is a layout I did with the new BASIC GREY NOOK AND PANTRY papers we have at THE PAPER NICHE and the yummiest ribbons ever!!!

I got the idea for the layout HERE and you see those yummy cup cakes? I cut them out from the paper, used some Tim Holz Crakle Accents. I think my mojo is slowly coming back to me : )

Well ladies as always, THANK YOU for stopping by to see what crazies is goinz on with me and for your sweet comments. Have a great week!!!
Oh! 1 more thing...check out our little thank you notes we made to give them what they did at Color Me Mine, 'yall know I could not just run to Target and gte some Thnak You cards, NOOOOOOOOOOOO! I had to stamp, emboss (with my favorit powders by American Craft) and put all the girls first initial on the shirts : )

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ladies night out at The Paper Niche

Last night my favorite neighbor aka my sister in law Amanda and our girlfriend Tamrod went to THE PAPER NICHE and hung out with some of my favorite scrapping ladies, LEAH who did an awesome make and take, LAVERNE who had me doing more chit chatting that scrapping and GINE who teases me about giving me Shamu papers, I also got to meet some hilarious ladies and one of them is now going to go by the name of "Ghetto Fabulous" she had us laughing so hard the entire night, needless to say I only got 1 layout done because we were too busy laughing, eating, shopping and laughing some more. Hanging at The Niche is like hanging with family, you are not just a customer there and they go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Being with these ladies last night was so needed for me since I have been down these past few weeks and have not scrapped at all other than my DT layouts. Check out what I did.
Yall know how how much I love me some American Crafts and The Niche is loaded with all their goodies, from papers, to stamps, to Zings and their killer pens.
Well ladies, that is all I have for now, as always THANK YOU for your kind words and have a fabulous week!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Long time no post

It seems like it's been for ever and a day since I last posted something or even created something. Here are the layouts that I did with the OCTOBER KIT at The Paper Niche

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See that butterfly? I made it with modeling past and then painted it with water colors.

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Here we are celebrating my father in law's Bday with his parents in the center, my husband his brother and sisters with their spouses, my mom in law and our kids, none of us have make up on since we had been by the pool and just chilling, the kids were a hot mess but what matters most is that we got our family picture : )

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I got the little tile idea from MY GURU

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This picture is of my husband and I right before I had to get my ultrasound done, he is my rock, the one that always says "stay positive" "we will cross that bridge together if need be" he is my world and I am so blessed to have been his wife for the past 12 years : )

I only had 1 day to do these pages and I know I could have done more pages and better looking pages but you see on Tuesday September 29'th (I think) I had a mammogram done and I got a call on Friday October 2'nd by my doctor that she wanted me to have an ultrasound done. So on Wednesday October 7'th I had my ultrasound done and there was clearly something there but the girl who did the ultrasound could not tell me anything so I spent the next 6 days, praying that it would be nothing... still having to keep a smile on my face for our girls sake all the while being scared to death. Finally on Monday October 12 I got a call from my doctor saying "it seems to be a cyst, a 2 cm cyst, I will schedule an appointment to get it drained and we will do another ultrasound in 6 months"
Guess what!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am NOT going to settle for that answer, I have scheduled an appointment where I will request to have it removed...bump getting a biopsy done, just take it out and if it's a be it but if it aint, I will then cross that bridge when the time comes. I am sharing this NOT because I want a pity party but because I feel the need to get it out of me, because I believe in the power of prayer and because I want you all to get your mammogram done if you have not done so yet. My dear friend Jen was told for the longest time that what she had was a cyst and she was too young for it to be cancer since she was only 27, last year she had a double mastectomy done and this year she will celebrate her 30'th birthday CANCER FREE.
Sorry for the long post and as always THANK YOU for your kind words, they mean the world to me.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Challenge # 2 and a good cause by Iris

Hey ladies, challenge 2 is up at POINT BLANK PERIOD and her is my take, I decided to make it more about the journalling this time around.

RULES:Use something in your layout, photo or journal that is RED, add your take of felt or string and wrap it around your way3 photos or a representation of the number 3
TWISTS:Make something large and make something small .. add ORANGE and a bonus color of your choice. It is what you make it out to be .. point blank .. just keep it real .. PERIOD.

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I used my American Craft stamps and Zing on the words I wanted to emphasize.

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Here is what I wrote on the back: This office drives me crazy but is also brings me joy.I work from 9 to 2:30 pm so I can go home with our girls as soon as they get out of school.I am off when there is no school or when our girls are sick. This office drive me crazy but it makes my life as a working mom easy.This office drives me crazy but I heart this office.

Click CLICK HERE to see what the other ladies did.

On another note, the talented IRIS BABAO UY will be teaching an online class where all the monies will be donated to the victims of TYPHOON ONDOY, the class is only $5 and it is for such a great cause, I just signed up for it because that $5 is a Mc Donald's meal for me but so much more for those poor people. I really hope some of y'all can sign up for it : )

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and as always, THANK YOU for your sweet words, you guys are the best!