Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's Almost Time......

.....FOR VACATION!!! You have no idea how ready I am!!!! One week from today we leave for South Carolina to head to the beach!! A week on the sand under my cabana with a book, a cooler and my (don't laugh) walkman...HAHA..still haven't joined you techies and gotten an iPOD. Maybe this year for Christmas I should just ask for something to bring me into the 21st century, huh?

Yesterday we were back to the Splash Park. Guess who is cooling her toes in one of the water spouts!!! MY SUMMER TOES!! I really really would love to see some Aussie Winter Toes about right now!!! HAHA!! You might not understand that if you were not hanging around Oscraps this past winter!! We just love to have fun over there!!

Last weekend we took the boys to the hunting property to ride the fourwheeler. It really wasn't my thing, but all three boys had fun. For me it was just plain HOT!!! I did get some interesting photos....
Here are a couple:

And that would bring me to this layout I created this week. There was a challenge over at the Photo Challenge Forum last week to take a photo of something ugly in such a way to make it appear to something beautiful. Well, looking around while we were down there, I saw a whole lot of UGLY....I did get some shots that I thought I could do something with, but I forgot to post one in time. However it did inspire this layout that I made for Mike to put in his book.

My layouts are not linked (Oscraps Gallery is still down)
Credits for this page:
Taylormade Designs Template Magazine Stand Vol 1
Papers are by OneLittleBird and Paislee Press Storyteller Collab
All at Oscraps

Also we made it back to Pump It Up this week...the jump/bounce warehouse. If you want to wear your kids out, take them to one of these places for an hour and a half of jumping and running. They were all asleep in the car on the way home!! My photos are not very good, I never seem to get any good pictures here. It's very dim and really funky lights, plus, it's hard to get any good photo when you are inside one of the jumpy things and everyone is bouncing you all over the place!! I did get some video, but I have not downloaded it. Maybe next week!!

OH BY THE WAY.......................I have a winner for last weeks contest!! YAY!!! NERVOUS MIDWIFE (Nadia) CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I LOVED reading all about the good things going on in your lives!!

My other scrapping this week:
EHStudios teamed up with Sabrina Creations to create
this fabulous collab SECRET WHISPERS @MScraps
Here a couple of pages I made

A New Kit From Vicki Stegall Designs
Now and Then @Oscraps

Template and Kit by Polly and Rufus Designs @MScraps

A New Kit from Kathryn Wilson Design THREE THINGS @Oscraps

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Let's start with a fabulous give away that I have.....A coupon to Sally's Angelworks Store over at Oscraps for $10...YIPEE!!!!! I was fortunate enough to win the DigiDare contest a couple of weeks ago (see THIS post) scrappy friends really need to play the DigiDare ...wonderful prizes...I won 4, yes that's right 4 $10 coupons!!! NOW MUCH AS I LOVE SALLY'S STUFF, I am ineligible for coupons to the Oscrap Designers since I am on the Team..YAY!!! So that is good for all of you!!! In honor of Sally...if you know her at all, she is the most upbeat person and always has a POSITIVE attitude....leave me a comment about something good that happened to you recently and I will enter you into a random draw for the $10 coupon to her STORE...GOOD LUCK!!! I WILL DO THE DRAW ON FRIDAY JULY 30th!!

So how's that for a start to this week's post??

I tell ya, this has been a really low key week...not much at all going on. It was just TOO HOT to go out..most everyday was near 100 degrees..we are setting records left and right!! I did win this weeks challenge over at Helen's PCF for my photo....It was a "Dutch Angle" or "Batman Angle" challenge. Now you know me...always thinking...and I really took the BATMAN thing to heart HAHA!! here is my entry: are my scrap pages for the week....The Oscraps Gallery is still down...HOPEFULLY NOT FOR MUCH my pages are not linked

We Welcomed a New Designer at the O
Lydia Designs and this is made with her kit

Kim DeSmet's New Kit HER PERSONALITY @Oscraps HERE
Merkeley Designs New Emboss It Elements 2 @Oscraps HERE
Ange Designs CONNECTED Page Kit @MScraps I did this for a challenge over there. (HEHE I WON)

Creations by Tinamarie @Little Dreamer Designs JUST CHILLIN Kit HERE
Creations by Tinamarie @ Little Dreamer DesignsSummer Sorbet Paper Pack HERE

These pages were created with Products from Matisoshki Scrap Designs Kits(I can't get a link over there right now...sorry)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's All About Family!!!

This is has been a WILD WEEK!!! Most of it revolved around Jamie's wedding (my step daughter)...but there were a few other happenings this week...some good, and some not so good!! I really feel like it has been a month since last Sunday.
The bad stuff....we will quickly run through that... My Dad was hospitalized for a couple of days, but thank goodness nothing serious and he is just about back up to speed now!! Traci was in a car accident and has been in some pain ever since. She was unable to make it to the wedding over the weekend. She was not happy about that. But she is okay. And finally, as most of my scrappy friends know...Our online home was down ALL WEEK LONG!!! That was no fun!!!
Now for the good stuff....let's see...oh yeah....A WEDDING!!! It was awesome too!!! I think she put everything together and ran a tight ship right to the end and everything came off without a hitch!!! Everything was very beautiful!! Also, Oscraps came back up yesterday!!! WOOHOO!!! I think that made a lot of people happy!!! And saving the best for last, some "broken fences" were mended this weekend, and that makes me very happy!!! Having someone you love at a distance from you is hard, and I think that has been resolved and we can all happily move forward and make sure we don't lose our way again!!! for some photos....I am starting with our lunch with my step daughter, Alison and her family today. We met them for lunch before they headed back to Tennesee today. ~sigh~ there is never enough time...would have loved to spend some extra time away from the festivities.
Cameran, Hayden, Jacob and Mike

Alison, Sharon and Savannah

Jacob and PawPaw

Jacob (He did good...letting me take is pic)

Alison, Me, Sharon and Savannah

A few of my fave Wedding Photos
Starting with Jamie and Clint

Now....On to some Scrappy Stuff!!! Let's start with Merkeley Designs Newest Kit
It's A Bumble HERE
My Pages
And WAIT!!! I made a freebie for you!!!
A Cluster Frame
Download HERE

And Check out these pages I made with Sunny Disposition
by Creations by TinaMarie HERE

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's been a while....

My entry for last weeks DigiDare
WOOT!!! My page was picked as the winner!!

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted here!! But I have been crazy busy!! These kids are keeping me on my toes!! I took on a new little boy two weeks ago too! He is two and so adorable! He is really a great kid!! So I think it's going to work out. He cries when his Mom picks him up...he wants to stay!!

Last weekend we celebrated 4th of July here in the US....and in typical American style...we cooked out...It was a nice day, with family and the weather as well.

This was a festive as I could get...I was so tired, I was asleep before 10 pm...and missed all the fireworks. But the kids all went their seperate ways to see them or set them off at their homes.

So this week was very hot again and we have had so many thunderstorms...and they are big ones, lasting for a long time...and three times this week....POWER OUTAGE!!! Helen told me that we are making the news downunder for our major heatwave!!! Come up Helen and you can enjoy some Summer with us!!

Also this week, Savannah finally started crawling on her knees...instead of that "army man crawl" Her dress gets in the way sometimes though...but she wasn't crawling a lot, as she had another ear infection and just wanted me to hold her all day. But she also did get on the riding toy for the first time...that got a big smile out of her!!

Yesterday was back to FUN IN THE SUN!!! Our sweet little town has finally built us a fabulous rec center that has loads to do over there, best part is, it's only five minutes from our house!! For the Summer, I would say that the Splash Park outdoors is the biggest hit...that is what we did all day yesterday!! Those four kids had a BLAST!!! and because we had to leave an hour early, due to a thunderstorm, we got free passes to come back another day!! YAY!!!

Some of my scrapping the past couple of weeks (Click on the multipage layouts for my gallery and the single pages are directly linked for all credits)

(Click On Layout for Credits....Click On Name of Challenge to go to that Challenge)

Color Challenge