Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sketch 162 & Sketch 164

Hello lovelies!
I think I might just have gotten some of my mojo back thanks to SKETCH #162 from CREATIVE SCRAPPERS. I guess life is no longer what it used to be and I now have to figure out how to fit in my love for scrapbooking into my new life because I have really missed it. Here is what I did!

I used some old papers that I have been sitting on but truth be told, my girls don't care how old the papers are, all they care about is their pages and the stories behind them.

I was so inspired by this page that I decided to do another page with my left overs using SKETCH 164, whatcha think?

I have never been a sketch kinda girl but this might just be what I need in my life.
As always, thank you for checking out my blog and for the sweet messages. Have a wonderful week : )

(PS...I have NO idea why my post is purple and black!!! I have tried to fix it 5 times but no luck)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's been a LONG time!!!!!!

Wow it's been a long time since I last blogged or even did a layout!!!!!!!

Let me start off with saying HAPPY NEW YEAR BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

These past few months have been hard on me, a kinda hard that made me stop scrapbooking as of my last post, the kinda hard that made me lose my passion for scrapbooking, that was until I got a call on 12/30/2010 from a dear friend of mine who told me they had just found her father dead : ( only to text me on 01/01/2011 thanking me for making her a wedding album 2 years ago and saying "Happy New year. thank you for the scrapbook you made me. It gives back a piece of time I had with my dad" Right then she reminded me WHY I scrapbook and she gave me the fire I was missing. And from that push, this page was done

This is a page is of my Soli when she had just turned 3, she went through a faze where she had to wear that cat mask all day and all night long. There was no one who could tell her to take it off : ) I do want to say that I am sorry for having been a baaaaad blogging lover, for not stopping by you blogs and leaving you some love BUT life has been tough these past few month BUT in 2011 I REFUSE to let life bring me down : )

Here's to a kick @$$ 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And thank you for stopping by after I have been M.I.A. for so long : )

Friday, August 6, 2010

Journey kit..a day late or 2 or 3!

Hello ladies, I know I am a few days late on posting the layouts I did with my AUGUST JOURNEY KIT from The Paper Niche but life happened and this past week my dear brother in law lost his father to cancer and that has opened up that little box of sadness in my heart. I lost my dad 3 years ago and though I can say the pain gets better with time...there are days such as this week that are extremely painful!!! Anyhoot...let me not bring you down with my sadness : )
Here are the layouts I did.

BTW, these layouts were all inspired by THIS ONE LAYOUT.

Well ladies, this is were I say ADIOS!!! Sorry for the short, blah, down, crappy post : (
Wishing you all a wonderful week : ) And as always, THANK you for your sweet comments!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A punch challenge?

Happy Monday ladies!!!! How was your weekend?
Our weekend was the BEST one evah!!!!!!
On Friday I scrapped at The Niche with my Ride or Die girl and we closed the place down... yep! We left at 3:00 am.............. wha wha whaaaaaaat??? That's how we do it in SoFlo ; )
Then on Saturday we got our new furniture delivered and I hung out with an old friend and our kids and then on Sunday we took the kids bowling with family and friends and came back to our house and let the kids go wild in the pool. Life does NOT get any better than this!!!

The other day I was reading THIS DIVA'S blog and she talked about taking her monthly picture with her children and I decided that starting this month we were going to do the same thing and I am going to scrap that picture every month.
Oh my!!!!! I am quite the chatter box today :) :) :) Now on to scrappy stuff.
Today's challenge at THE PAPER NICHE is about using punches and here is what I did.

I know you all have some punches and IF you are anything like me..... you have 1 too many punches ; ) so stop by our BLOG and show us whatcha got!

Well ladies, this is where I say adios and as always...THANK you for your sweet comments! I now leave you with some pictures of my weekend.....

TamTam and I felt we earned the right to lay on a crop table for our picture since it was 3:00 am and we were the only 2 left : )

Our first family monthly picture, I look a hot mess but it's cool!!! I can't wait to scrap this picture : )

The kids gaving a blast in the pool.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A page and a sneak

Hello sweet bloggers!!! How is the summer treating you so far?
Mother nature has been kind to us in SoFlo, beautiful sunny days with the occasional shower and only 1 Tropical storm so far.

Because of the move it is still hard for me to scrap as much as I used to because there is so much to do around here but I am glad to say that our furniture gets delivered on Saturday and we only have the living room and family room to paint and this house is ready for a PaaaaaaaaaRtay!!!!!!

I did manage to do a layout the other day with my favorite papers by AMERICAN CRAFTS

This is a picture I snapped of our girls enjoying the beautiful weather with their favorite guy... Daddy : )

This layout was inspired by a sketch LEAH did for The Paper Niche, my intentions were to do something totally different but when I went in my scrapbook room I found the cloud page had been doodled all over in the bottom portion by a certain little 3 year old and some papers had been cut. BUT I have to say that I loved the end result.

And here is a sneak peek of what I am doing with this month's kit from THE PAPER NICHE

I am really enjoying playing with my inks and mists : )

As always ladies, THANK you for your sweet comments, you ladies ROCK!!!!!!
Wishing you all a wonderful week : )

Monday, July 19, 2010

Well hello July!!!

I can not believe that the last time I posted anything was last month : O
Where has the time gone I ask!!! I am kinda hoping that next month things slow down a bit so that I can spend more time in my scrapbook room at night and check out all the blogs that I OH SO love to check out!

This week we have a new challenge at THE PAPER NICHE, you have to use buttons, instead of making a layout I decided to make a headband with buttons I got from the super duper fantabulosa BETH PERRY and some left over T!M Holtz button from our JUNE KIT

Button challenge
BTW, how precious is my Princess, I can NOT believe how fast she is growing!

Button challenge

So if you have buttons stop by our BLOG and join us, there is a neat prize up for grabs : )

Let me leave you with some pictures of what I have been up to....

Watching these 2 beautiful girls enjoy their new pool. Sorry for the bad picture but I used my phone .

Playing in the pool at night with my favorite ladies :) Acting like children once in a while is good for the soul... again sorry for the bad picture but once again it was taken with my phone.

Hanging out with the love of my life and favorite neighbors AKA my in laws.
And yet another bad phone picture, I am starting to get the feeling that I need a new phone ; )

And doing a lot o lot of this!!!

As always, THANK you for your sweet comments, they always put a smile on my face, I am wishing you all a wonferul week!!! (((((BIG hugs)))))

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Being challenged!!!

Hope y'all are doing great because I am beat like a you know what!
I know I am still being a bad bad blogger but this is why.....

I have been packing, trying to clean this so that we can turn our new house into our new home and let me tell you that it has NOT been easy but it will get done in time. The girls are super excited to finally have a house with a pool especially since it is hot as all hell here : )

So on Monday it was my turn to do a layout for our CHALLENGE AT THE PAPER NICHE and it was about glimmermisting.

This is what I was able to pull off in 1 day between all that packing :D :D :D I found some AC left over scraps and I used my T!M Holtz masks, so if you up for a challenge and want a neat prize please do join us : )

I also managed to do a layout which has taken me one whole week because I would touch it for 5 minutes and have to walk away to do something, touch it for 7 minutes and once again have to walk away because THIS GIRL challenged me to do a boy layout. Can we say challenge of the year???????? But I gave it my all and this is what I got.

Photobucket This is a page of our daughter and her partner in crime (her cousin) they are 4 months apart and boy oh boy are they a hand full. the journaling will be on the blue tag under their picture.

Photobucket The flowers and button are left overs from my JUNE KIT

Photobucket I had to paint and ink my ribbons. I also traced this little boy and little girls from an old OA die cut and then embossed them. BTW this page is as busy as these two are ; )

Well...this is where I say ADIOS ladies and I am so sorry I have not been by your blogs to show you some love but I swear that as soon as this place is 1/2 way decent I will be loving on your stuff like it's no body's business!!!! As always THANK you for your sweet comments, you all know how much I love them and how much they make my day : ) and I apologize for the crazy looking post.