Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mini album (Just Cre8 kit) & Mixer 21!

I haven't done a mini in SO long! With Little Man gaining so much speech from therapy now, I hear ALOT of changes in his communication which is FABULOUS (and a bit sad.. I liked the little phrases and mis-pronounciations he came up with), so I thought I should get some down on paper before I forget them completely. I put some in this mini. (all made with Just Cre8 scrap pack)

I also did this LO for mixer 21 (can you believe we have had so many??). There are some changes going on at MIU and you can read about it here:( ). Sadly, some of our DT will be moving on which means there will be a DT call announced VERY SOON! I am very thankful to have been asked back and am thrilled to still be working on this team :)

This is the LO I did for Challenge 21 (you can see the details here: and you can still participate until Tuesday!!)

Snap Shot
pps-DCWV, Making Memories Teresa Collins, Websters
Alphas-American Crafts
Felt-Fancy Pants
Embroidery Floss-DMC

Thanks for stopping by, have a happy Sunday!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

WOOHOO! Guess what I FOUND!!??

(picture heavy post)

NO REALLY!!! --MY MOJO came back this weekend!!! Woot!!
I have been in a serious scrappy rut (for what seems like MONTHS) and this weekend, I scrapped what I wanted and mixed a TONNE of things together and it was SO MUCH FUN!!

The Happy Be Scrappy Crop is almost finished BUT the deadline has been extended until 10pm EST on THURSDAY, May 28th!! WOOHOO! So there is still plenty of time to participate! Just Cre8 Link for crop:
Challenges I issued:

'In the Raw'

Create a LO with naked/unfinished chipboard

'Snips & Pieces'
Challenge is to use leftover items & scraps from other projects.

"Welcome Sign Tutorial"
Altered $1 store sign

Challenges I did:
Holly's Journalling Challenge
pps-BoBunny, Basic Grey (Eva, Obscure), MME
Bazzill Just the Edge
Alphas-Creative Imaginations

Leica's Album Cover Challenge

'Proud Momma'

pps-Scenic Route, We R memory Keepers, Sass Lass, Rusty Pickle

Bazzill Just the edge

KI Memories-Lace CS

Maya Road CB (BOY)

AM Crafts Thickers, MM tiny alphas

Close Up


Jennifer's Color me SIlly Challnge


pps-BG, Momento

Alphas-Pink Paislee

STickers- BG

White Uniball signo pen

Dymo font label maker

Thanks for popping by!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Couple of oldies from the Freddy Retreat!

I had submitted these LOs to Memory Makers in hopes they'd get picked up, so I haven't posted them. Since they anounced they are closing their doors, I am assuming these aren't going to be published by MM.
Everything to me
This LO is about my 2 favorite boys and really, they are my reason for being.
Lots of product here:
pp-Prima, LYB
Bingo Card, Journal spot- Jenni Bowlin
Stamps-BoBunny, Prima
Ink- Stazon
Embroidery Floss-DMC
Black Zig pen
Bad Santa Photos
This is a LO I did at a crop in March. Every year, I get Little Man's pictures done with Santa, they are HORRID. SO I thought I would do a compilation of these nasty pics. Thank goodness b&w is more forgiving or these pics would NEVER have been scrapped! TFL!
pps-MME, Creative Cafe
Alphas-Am. Crafts, Making Memories minis
Stamps-My STamp Box (BAD outlines), ColorBok (Deer)
Kaiser bling
Close up.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy & Sunny weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Be Scrappy Crop at Just Cre8!!

What are you doing this weekend??
Just Cre8 is kicking off Summer with the Happy Be Scrappy CRop-May22-24!

Please make sure to stop by and create something scrappy this weekend!
You WON'T be disappointed!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Wow BAsic GREY!!


I don't think this is the kind of pattern paper that will be loved by ALL. In fact, I think it will end up being a love it or hate it type of thing but I, for one, LOVE IT! Very funky, fun and WAY RETRO!

And how CUTE is this design???
I mean, REALLY!!??

And from what I gather, this may be a lace cardstock type of thing, they are calling it a 'paper doilie'. HMMMMMMMMMMMmmm...

SO--Do you LOVE IT or HATE IT??

There's NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.. I am going to need to have THIS entire kit as well.
This one is called Lemonade. YUMMY!!

What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just Cre8 June Kit REVEAL!!

Woohoo! It's the 15th ALREADY!! WHERE is the time going???
We posted our reveal at JC8 today and I have got to tell you, this kit is OOZING color!
RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! You can see the kit for purchase here:

Happy Birthday, Little Man

This LO is a mix of pics from LM's 4th b-day.

All items from SP kit (except Dymo Font Label)


Fun Times

LO of LM's first time in the sandbox this season.

All items from SP kit EXCEPT white uniball pen, Embroidery Floss & googly eyes

(detail shot)


Caught in the act

LM looks for a way to get to FIL's guitar at EVERY oppertunity. He said he was just going to 'look' at it. How adorable is his guilty face??

All items from kit EXCEPT buttons (stash)

boy in the bubble (wrap) stamp-JC8

Ink-Tim Holtz distress ink in marmalade.

'Gear' design was made by tracing Maya Road chipboard album cover, and stitching with embroidery thread in black (DMC)

(detail shot)


This LO is about an excursion DH and I took into Bermuda on our own last week. We had a ball just sitting out and having a 'Fish-Swizzle' drink together and just watching the passers by. Word of caution, always ask the price when ordering from a drink menu with no dollar amounts! LOL

Supplies from June, May kit.


Mixer 19

Please make sure to stop by and check out the latest mixer! It was super fun and there is a great prize this month from our sponsor, Riff Raff designs!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BAsic Grey Sneakie

Lookie what I found on the BG site ( ) this afternoon! YUMMY!
What do you think?? It is debuting on my B-day. I think THAT is a sign that I MUST have it! LOL
Don't forget the Season Finale of LOST is on tonight!
ONE season to go!!! WOOOT!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I think I need a new blog banner...

..But in the meantime, here are a couple of LOs that I did at the Paws crop a few weeks ago. ;)

Our Bedtime Routine
This LO is of me (looking REALLY tired) and Little Man reading stories at bed time. TFL!!
pps-Jenni Bowlin, Graphic 45, 3 bugs, My Little Shoebox
Alphas-cosmo cricket, Making Memories

Miss Understood
(sorry for the bad GLARE)

LO of my beautiful neice who is going through a bit of a rough patch. TFL!!
pps-Sass Lass, MLS
alphas-Sass Lass

Have a Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Belated Momma's day!

Just a quick post to wish all my friends a Happy Momma's day (albeit a day late).
I hope you were all able to relax and get spoiled a bit. I was treated to a spaghetti dinner (my fave) and we had a brunch with family in the afternoon. I ended my night with MUCHO snuggles with LM :) and watched Celebrity Apprentice with DH.

Donald, Donald, Donald. You REALLY dissappointed ALOT of the veiwers (included me!)
That's all I will say on THAT topic.

I wanted to post something scrappy as well (it's been awhile).

I did this LO for Mixer #17 at . Mixer #18 is up now and you have ONE more day to play along for this one. Be sure to check it out!!

PPs-Sass Lass (Bungle Jungle)
Orphaned alphas from various letter sets (cosmo cricket, scenic route, colorbok, etc.)

Have a Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

What do you MEAN there's no (Diet) Coke on this SHIP??

Warning: Picture heavy post!

Here are a few of my favorite pics that I got while we were away this week! Here is a pic of the Norwegian Spirit that we were residence of for the last week. I got this shot from a ferry that we boarded to Hamilton in Berm.

I couldn't resist posting a pic of my darling hubby. I think he looks super-cute in his shades-PLUS he isn't making a goofy face for the camera like he ALWAYS does for a change. Thanks, Baby!

I included this pic that I got from the King's Wharf in Bermuda. I just LOVE the clarity of the water plus I think the way the water is sparkling is just BEAUTIFUL!

This is a pic that I got when we were pulling up to Hamilton. All the buildings there are these beautiful pastel/Easter-egg-ish colors and by law they have to paint them every several years. This place is REALLY pristine. NO signage, hardly at ALL.
Totally beautiful.

And who, but I would take a picture of a can of Diet Coke???!!??
LMAO. A bit of information-the ship we were on did NOT-I repeat- DID NOT carry coke products-PEPSI ONLY!!! Anyone who knows me well, knows that THAT was a ROUGH transition for me! THANKFULLY I had my own minor stash on board and I JUMPED on the oppertunity to buy replacements when we arrived in Bermuda. I photographed this bcause I liked the yellow strip on the top and thought it was unique :) Hubby of course thought I was NUTS!

This is a pic of a new sun hat that I got. It saved my face from getting burned-unfortunately I can't say the same for my legs. Too much beer + too little SPF in sunny weather = pain for Cin-Cin. LOL

And this is a shot of the Boston skyline that I got as we were pulling in yesterday morning.
It was REALLY beautiful-I am glad I was awake at 6.30am.

That's all I got for now. Thanks for popping by!
Have a GREAT night!

HOME at last!

What a LONG day travelling home but here we are!
I am pooped ( a bit sunburned as well and the room feels like it is rocking back and forth, even as I type this, I can 'see' my keyboard swaying from the waves (I guess I better get my land-legs back soon-what a weird feeling!!)

Hopefully will have a few pics to post tomorrow!
Have a FAB Saturday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Greetings from SUNNY Bermuda!

Hey Everyone! Just popping by to say Happy Cinqo de Mayo!! (is that spelled RIGHT??)
Can you believe I am blogging from a CRUISE ship???
We had a 40th b-day party for a friend we are travelling with at a FANTASTIC Japanese resteraunt tonight and had our meal prepared RIGHT at our table! It was SO FAB and delish!
We have seen TONNES of stuff this week AND I will have LOADS of pics to share.
We are having a FABULOUS time and my tan is coming along great but we are missing home-and Little Man-ALOT.

See you soon!