Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the sixth day of Christmas....



Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! The Trixie Scrap Stars have been celebrating the Christmas season by offering you 12 days of goodies. If you are just now jumping on board this holiday train, you can head on back to Trixie Scraps' blog to see where the stops are.

Today I have a QP for you, made with the Trixie Scraps/Ellie Lash collab kit A Rainbow Promise.


The QP is 12x12, and the white space for the photo is for preview purposes only; the QP itself has a cutout for the photo.

You can download the QP here.
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head back to Trixie Scraps' blog tomorrow to see where the next goodie will be!
I wish you all a very blessed Christmas season!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New blog look

Just had to pop in and say yay! I have wanted to get some blogwear for quite a while, and so I'm doing a little happy dance! If you like this festive blogwear that I'm wearing, you can find it here in Trixie Scraps' store at Scrap Matters.

It wasn't all that difficult...if I can do it, then just about anybody can!

Friday, November 6, 2009

iNDSD Blog Train

Valarie Ostrom's team decided to get together and make templates out of some of our favorite layouts, and we are offering them to you in celebration of iNDSD.
In case you get lost along the way, here's a list of all the stops:
Train Order:
Agnieszka:
Stacy <----YOU ARE HERE
Sugar n Spice
Dalis
Amy
Julie
Sarah
Valarie


You can grab the template here.

Have a fantastic weekend, and happy scrapping!!!

Happy iNDSD!!

(if you're here and you aren't a scrapper...today is (inter)National Digital Scrapbooking Day.)
It's a day for those of us who are addicted to digi to get some fantastic deals, hopefully some freebies, and attend some chats and crops.
Are you broke yet? LOL, I started out that way, so I'm not shopping this weekend, but I am looking forward to some chats and fun challenges this weekend.
There is ALOT going out there in digi-dom this weekend.

Scrap Matters is having a big sale, and the designers have put together some very tempting grab bags. Here's a peek at Trixie Scraps' bag:

And some of my pages with it:




Trixie Scraps also released Girls Day Out on Friday.

A few pages from me...


Full credits for all of the above layouts can be found in my Scrap Matters gallery, which is linked in the sidebar.

In other news, I made LOTD at Gotta Pixel today! I was thrilled, and it was a layout that I had alot of fun working on.

The kit is 4 Little Monsters by Colie's Corner; template from Just a Bit Template Set, also by Colie's Corner. Her entire store is half off in celebration of iNDSD...you can go check out the fabulous deals here.

I'll be back with more later (I hope LOL), but at the moment, I have a house that desperately needs to be cleaned, and a few digi farms to harvest. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another Autumn Quiz

No long post today...I have class in about an hour and haven't finished my homework yet!




Your Autumn Sense is Sound



You love that autumn is the time that everything starts to quiet down, and you like to sit back and enjoy the silence.

You have cultivated a love for the smaller sounds of fall - a leaf crunching, a fire crackling, or a lone bird chirping.



You enjoy that you can go for a early morning or late evening walk and not hear another soul around.

The best sounds are the ones you have to strain to hear, like the gentleness of trees barely moving in the wind.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn is in the Air!

I adore autumn...it's my favorite time of year. And therefore, autumn scrap kits are probably my favorite kits of all...they are so hard to resist! I love the rich colors and the elements of an autumn kit (leaves, trees, pumpkins, etc).

A few of my CT designers have put together some darling autumn kits that I want to share with you!
First, my newest CT is Trixie Scraps at Scrap Matters...yay!!! I was so thrilled to be invited to join her team...and what great timing...just in time for new autumn kits, woot!
First off, check out Indian Summer, which released today and is on sale right now!

Here's what I've done with the kit so far...



Last week, Trixie Scraps released another super cute fall kit, Cute Lil' Punkin. I love the non-traditional colors mixed in with the more traditional fall colors...makes this kit alot more versatile!

Here are two of my pages...


I'll be back in a bit with more...I've a sick little one to watch over today. Until later, happy scrapping!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shopping---yikes!

What kind of shopper am I? Well, honestly, I used to be the type of person that had finished Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving even rolled around. But then I got married...and all of that changed. My hubby is more of a last-minute shopper, and since he is the one with the money (lol, sometimes anyway), I basically have to adjust. Our budget hasn't allowed for us to shop very early. I'm hoping to NOT wind up shopping on Christmas Eve like last year, but whenever I get it done, I'll manage! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Time

It's autumn and I am SOOOO ready to go to the pumpkin patch! But it's rainy, so that trip will have to wait. I guess until then, this quiz will have to wait...

Ummm....yuk...



You Are a Pumpkin Latte



You are energetic and fun loving. You get into the spirt of every season, but fall is definitely your favorite time.

You are excited for the change of seasons, and you love the spirit and togetherness it brings.



You love to do everything related to fall - whether it's celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving or going to check out the changing leaves.

You truly immerse yourself in the season. You always miss autumn when it's gone, but you make the most of it while it's here.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yay, autumn is here!

Just popping in to share a bit...the weather has turned SO nice recently! There's a breeze in the air and the temperatures are dropping. I LOVE autumn in Oklahoma! The state fair has come and gone (and we had a great time), and the leaves are starting to change colors. Now, when I lived in Texas, I would have said spring was my favorite time of year...but up here, spring is tornado weather, so that puts a damper on that season. So I'd have to say that fall is definitely my favorite time of year, and here's why:
1. the weather!
2. Rachel's birthday
3. costume time
4. pumpkin patches and hayrides
5. Thanksgiving
6. holiday decorations

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rock on

Just a quick post...I'm heading out of town so no chit chatting this morning...




Your Rockstar Name Is: Candi Stardust



Rock on!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Rain in Spain...

...falls mainly in Oklahoma, during the State Fair. No, wait, that's not how the song goes, is it? But it feels like it at times LOL. Our State Fair opens TODAY!!! YAY...and of course, it's been raining for a good 12 hours straight, with a good chance of it continuing through Saturday. Ah well. With the fairgrounds only a few miles down the street from the house, it's easy for us just to decide to go at the last minute when the weather turns for the better. We're headed to the fair this weekend, with tentative plans to take in the Disney on Ice show. Rachel and I will also go once or twice next week. It's one of my favorite times of year!

Here's the fair last year...


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sports Rant

Well, I don't think Jen would really like my post, considering her favorite team is the Sooners...but ah well...I'm going to be honest.
First, a few notes about myself:
*I'm not really a sports fan. I watch the Olympics, but that's about it.
*Every once in awhile, I'll watch a baseball or basketball game...I used to be big fans of both MLB and NBA, but that's been years ago. I consider myself a Houston fan, but that's mostly for nostalgic reasons.
But sports....especially college sports...I have an unpopular opinion. Here in Oklahoma for the past month, the local news crews have been going ga-ga over the upcoming college football season. OU, OSU, and their overpaid coaches are all over the news and the newspaper. Well, the rabidity of fans here has been a turn-off for me since I moved here. And this past Friday and Saturday morning, it was OU OU OU OU, with some OSU thrown in as well. But then...OU lost to BYU. Boo-hoo. Their star QB was injured. Now, I'm sorry he got hurt. But then I hear newscasters and even people at church talking about it in this fashion....'Isn't it awful that he got hurt? He made the decision to come back for one more year, and then he gets hurt. What if he can't play anymore---he's lost his future career....blah blah blah.'
Well, here comes my rant...the guy is supposed to be in college to get an EDUCATION. He shouldn't be there just to get some college football experience so that he can jump to the pros. It seriously disgusts me to see athletes get athletic scholarships, and then turn pro without getting their diplomas. There are so many out there who want to be teachers....doctors...engineers, etc who can't afford a college degree; then we have these glorified jocks get courted, get scholarships, and all so they can try to play ball with the big boys for a living (and get paid millions of dollars for playing a game for a living).
And I could go on and on about pro athletes now...about how it is absurd that people get paid millions of dollars for playing a game...and about how the love of the game seems overshadowed by the love of money and huge over-inflated egos (kind of like a college coach?). Of course I feel the same way about entertainers...seriously, was Cameron Diaz's voicing of Princess Fiona in Shrek 3 worth $20 million to you? Because that is what she was paid.
OK, back to me. In terms of OU/OSU in particular (because they are the big local teams)...I had never given them a second thought until I moved to Oklahoma. But then I move here from Houston and see vehicle after vehicle with upside down longhorn stickers on them. I go out to eat to a local BBQ joint whose walls are covered in license plates from all over. Only thing is, all of the Texas plates are upside-down. Things like that just offend me. I'm not a UT fan either...I didn't go to school there, and as I said, I'm not a sports fan, so I could care less. But the whole bashing Texas thing here gets old fast. It didn't take me long to decide that Oklahoma must have some kind of inferiority complex. Because seriously, I DO know sports fans in Texas (quite a few of them), and none of them have ever voiced anything about Oklahoma or its sports teams. They basically could not care less about Oklahoma one way or the other. And while I've come to like this state where I now live, that's basically how I feel about its sports teams...and thankfully so does my husband, so our family is void of all of the rabid sports fever that is infecting those around us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What about you?

Here are todays quick and quirky questions:
1. Do you wash your own car or do you go to a car wash?
LOL, neither...hubby takes our truck to the car wash...I just ride along.
2. Are you wearing socks right now?
nope
3. Where were you 3 hours ago?
in bed asleep
4. Do you have laundry waiting to be done?
always
5. Can you pick objects up with your toes?
yes...apparently I do it all the time (and so does Rachel

Thursday, August 27, 2009

FOB2Y

Hi friends!
I've got my best buddy Sharon Kay here with me for another hour or so...we have had a great 3 days, and I'm going to be worn out for awhile!! But while I have a quiet minute (before Rachel wakes up), let me post my FOB2Y challenge...
Exercise...what kind of exercise do I enjoy doing on a regular basis...
Definitely walking the dog. We live within walking distance of the lake, and have a 50+ pound dog who likes long walks, so taking him out is my favorite regular exercise. I'll admit we don't always go, depending on the weather (too icy or too hot or too rainy)...can't wait for fall so we can go daily again!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Firsts

From DeDe's blog, to mine, to yours (hopefully!)

You've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with the Firsts for YOU. At the end, choose 26 people to be tagged. This was from Facebook, but I'm just going to do it here and if any of you want to do it too - GREAT! LOL
1. Where was your FIRST vacation? The first one I remember is going to Carlsbad Caverns when I was about 5.
2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? yes, I'm married to him!
3. What was your FIRST job? babysitting
4. What was your FIRST car? '85 Ford Tempo
5. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? I don't text
6. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? Rachel
7. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Mrs. Goin
8. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Honolulu via LA
9. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? Karen Earls I think, and no
10. Where was your FIRST sleepover? probably a cousin's house
11. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? Rachel
12. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? only been in my own!
13. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? got out of bed
14. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? KC & the Sunshine Band @ the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
15. FIRST tattoo? None
16. FIRST piercing? ears
17. FIRST foreign country you've been to? Mexico
18. FIRST movie you remember seeing in the theater? Star Wars
19. FIRST Detention you had? I never had detention.
20. What was the FIRST state you lived in? Texas
21. If you had one wish. What would it be? To have enough money to get us out of debt, have a nice car and own a house.
22. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? To play a musical instrument
23. Who do you think will be the next person to post this? nobody LOL

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer is winding down...

It's been raining all week here, and for that I am SO grateful. We have really needed the rain. I would, however, like it to stop next week while my bestest friend Sharon and her boys are in town. I've got stuff planned, and rain would not be welcome. Once they go home, it can start back up again. LOL.
Seriously, summer is not my favorite time of year. I'm not a hot weather fan, so I definitely look forward to autumn's approach.
But before I revel in the changing leaves, the sights and smells of the state fair, and the crisp breezes, let's take a look back at the summer that has been....
At the zoo...

At the park...

At NiNi's pool...

Waiting for fireworks to start...

Playing in the sprinkler...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Woohoo, big news!

I am so excited to announce that DeDe Smith has invited me to become a part of her TearZ Crew! DeDe has some of the most unique kits in digi-dom...if you're not familiar with her kits, you should head over to her blog and check them out. She sells both on her blog and in several stores...links to her stores are in her sidebar.
I'd like to share with you the layout I submitted for her CT competition.

This page was done with her Fairest of All kit, and the fonts are Vivaldi and Perpetua. This kit is one in a series of Disney-inspired kits, and I am so looking forward to working with them!

In other news, there's something coming up this weekend...I can't tell you details right now...but if you come back on Sunday, there'll be a little sumpin' sumpin' for ya!

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whatcha listening to?

Well, at the moment, I'm hearing Kailan sing some inane song on Nickelodeon. LOL. Nick Jr has some new CDs out and I know Rachel would love them, but I hear enough of them on TV during the day.
OK...enough of that little ramble! The reason for the title question comes from today's FOB2Y question, which is all about what songs we are 'into' right now. I don't know that my post will help Teresa out much, because I don't generally listen to current releases and hits. In general, I only listen to radio when I'm in the truck, and for the most part, I keep the XM tuned to Family Talk 170 or Fox News 168.
In the event that I'm in the mood for song, I tend to gravitate towards the 80s station, the pop stations that play 80-90s stuff, or the hair band stations. So these are the songs that I do enjoy...although they are not the songs that I am 'into' right now, because I am not 'into' any songs at all!
How about 10 pieces of music that I love....
1. anything by Def Leppard (can't pick just one LOL)
2. Rock Star by Nickelback
3. Independence Day by Martina McBride
4. It's Raining Men by The WeatherGirls
5. Why? by Nicole Nordeman
6. Enter Sandman by Metallica
7. Country Ain't Country Anymore by Travis Tritt
8. Canon in D by Pachelbel
9. Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin
10. Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oh, the Places You'll Go (or have been)...FOB2Y style

Hi there scrappy friends! Today Andrea over at the SSD blog has been nice enough to give a pretty easy FOB2Y challenge...to post on your blog a photo of somewhere you've been in the past month. Well, I'm going to post a few photos...here goes:
We went to Houston in early July...

And on the way home, we stopped at Woody's in Centerville, TX...if you are ever travelling on I-45 between Houston and Dallas, this is a MUST!

Drove across Lake Texoma on the way home...

And lastly, a trip to the zoo in mid-July...

I'll be back later to share some pages...time to go finish cooking breakfast for my crew!



Thursday, July 30, 2009

MMM-MMM Good....

It's National Cheesecake Day...so to celebrate, the Sweet Shoppe FOB2Y is all about cheesecake. I'll admit I don't like cheese...but cheesecake isn't really cheese, right? LOL. Cheesecake would be mine and hubby's favorite...in fact, my bridal cake was a DELICIOUS three layer cheesecake.

As far as favorite cheesecakes go, I'd probably have to say just a plain cheesecake, with a sour cream topping. I have an easy recipe for one (scrapped with Sherri Tierney's Cookin Up Some Love)

Now, if we're at The Cheesecake Factory (who has 1/2 price slices today only BTW), then I generally get classic light, turtle, or Snickers cheesecake. Wonder if Rachel would like it LOL...we could stop by for a piece and check out our new Lego store in one trip out today.
OK, enough of fattening, artery-hardening, cholesterol-raising talk...I've got some layouts to share!

Garden of Weedin' Page Kit by Kristmess

Good Day Sunshine by Christy Lyle & ScrapKitchen; SDD July Mega kit template by AmyM Designs

Puddles of Sunshine by Eva Kipler; Aimee's Style by AmyM Designs

Berry Sweet by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Charmers by AmyM Designs

Nature Walk by Verena Karolyi; Aimee's Style by AmyM Designs

Got Spirit? by Heather Roselli; Social Hangups by Julie Billingsley

PJ Girls by Lliella

Tangy by Sherri Tierney

Spoonful by Isabel Mendez; template by Connie Prince

Happy Dance by Eva Kipler

Candyland by Stacy Carlson

Shabby Cottage by Shabby Pickle team

Sea Wonders by Isabel Mendez and Kristin Aagard

Squeaky Clean by Heather Roselli

BuziBugs Birthday by Lori Davison

Life's a Picnic by Connie Prince; Social Hangups by Julie Billingsley

Sunshine and Rainbows by Julie Bullock

Lil Sailor by Kristin Cronin-Barrow

Walkin on Sunshine by Traci Reed

Rain Rain by Krystal Hartley and mle Card

Sweet Dreams by Isabel Mendez