Friday, August 27, 2010

News and information

Good morning friends...
Well my day has been a bit rough.. I have lost my wallet somewhere and have been on SUPER HIGH stress mode all morning.  Luckily, Dave has a thing set up with the bank and it emails him anytime our cards are used.. That makes me feel a little better..

I have been working with Susan @ Paper Crafters Corner. It is a website that keeps us scrappers in the know.. anyway, I signed on to head up the Phoenix news and information department.  What that means is... I will be posting events in the Phoenix Area. If you have a friend that is a Demonstrator or you know of a crop that is looking for more people, email me and I will get the info out ASAP.. NOW the good thing is this, if you are looking for something fun to do, you can go to Paper Crafters Corner -Arizona and get the latest 411.
Be sure to check out the Main Page of Paper Crafters Corner for the latest and greatest information in the scrapbook industry.
Even more fun, is there something you want to know more about in the indusrty?  Leave me a comment or email me at
Have fun and go check it out!
Have a great day

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Wednesday

So just like every Wednesday morning now, I post a fun challenge over at Club CK forums.  I wanted to give you all the same chance to enter and win the prize.  SOO here is the link to this weeks ISSUE Challenge
Be sure to check out all the ISSUE Challenges.  Here are my samples for some of what you may want to try - there are actually several choices this week.  I am drawing on the 31st so get your entries in.
As most of you know, I make a card with my layouts (almost every time) So this was a bonus card for the challenge where I used more than one of the techniques offered..YOU know that it looks like fun.. so come and play!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shout out to my Calvary Sisters

I went to a crop today at Calvary Community Church.. I love those gals.. every one of them!  I just want you girls to know you are truly amazing and I LOVE coming to crops there... I am so thankful for every one of you!  See you next month friends... BLESSINGS to each of you and thanks for blessing me... Lucky for me I got A TON of scrapping done for my challenges over at Club CK.. so be on the look out.. I have some great layouts on the way -- Thanks to my scrappy friends..

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lots to share in the scrappy world

OK I found several cool places you guys need to checkout...ok so the first one..
Scrapstreet blog    They have a big give away right now too.. but even if you don't make it for the give away.. check this blog out and mark it as a favorite.. it has some super cool stuff

THEN I found this blog -- WHICH cracked me up by the way.. I love the 411 on the scrappy world.. check it out for sure!
The Paper Crafters Corner

I also have a blinking on the side bar if you need another access point for this blog.
Also pop over to Frosted Designs this week for lots of fun stuff too...
its almost the end of the month.. so get in there for great prizes!

Not to mention I put up the #4 Challenge on the Club CK board.. go check it out and play along. The prizes are fun and NEW!  Here is a link to that one
ISSUE CHALLENGE! - with great prizes
and here is a little layout I did for the challenge
OK blogging family... Have an amazing weekend!  Blessing to you all

Saturday, August 14, 2010

School Starts SOON!

Well sports fans, it's official!  I start classes on August 24th!  20 years since I have been in school and NOW I am back in the saddle!  I will be taking a couple classes to get back in the swing. Next Semester, I will be taking a more classes, but taking only a couple seemed like the right thing to do, especially since I have not been in a college setting in like 20 years. 
SO lets talk.. I have been reading several books, articles and other information on success in college. My question that I pose to you, is WHAT worked for you?  If you were not in college, that is ok.. tell my about what worked for you in High School!  Now I have taken some college; so I guess it's more like 15 years since I was in school, but it has been 20 years since I was in school seriously.
I have been toying with the idea of a photo a day while I am in school.  It is weird, now that I am aaahhh hem.. more mature, I think I will enjoy it more. School will be an important part of my life for the next several years, soooo I think I should try and record it as best I can.  Have any ideas on that?  Please share them.  Any of you that read this will know, I will keep a journal.. it's kinda my thing and I will scrapbook it.. even more my thing. Please any input on this journey I am about to undertake would be great!
OK well enough blah blah blahing for now.  Thanks for all your support!  I love my blog friends!
Blessings to each one of you and your families!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

OK Chick-A-Dees new challenge

Be on the look out over at the CK board...I will be posting a new challenge for a chance to win the prizes.  I just got my September 2010 CK and I have sooooo many great challenge ideas! 
Come on over and play! 
More later oh and here is my sample layout.. it is actually a two pager!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ok Chick-A-Dee's

As you know if you are a reader of this blog.. which I would like to say thank you if you are.. "thank you"  I recently joined the Club CK Team as a Moderator.. One of the fun things about being a Moderator, is I get to come up with fun ideas for the Challenge board.. (I love that board)  SO I created a thing called the "ISSUE" Challenge.  I am going to be using the CK magazine as a leaping off point for the challenges - Then once a new issue comes out, I will be doing a drawing for a prize - NOW if you want to have more then one chance to win, just do all the challenges - YOU DO NOT have to do them all, but for each one you do, you get another chance to win. Each Challenge is worth one entry if you do multiple entries per challenge that is fine, but only one entry per challenge (not per layout)
ANYWAY.. the link to the #2 Challenge is right here:

Challenge #2 Link

You can also do the first one here:
Issue Challenge #1

You will need to post your layout in the CK Gallery.. not a big deal, and then post the link to the thread... so I can find your name to put in as an entry.  In the Drawing thread (at the end of the challenge term) I will put a list of the names and the challenges I have them entered for.  You will have ONE day to send me any corrections (if I missed a challenge you posted to) 

So really the prizes are new, not dig out of my stuff .. so I hope you enjoy and play along.. Here are the photos of the prizes. 
This round is for the JULY/AUG 2010 Issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine. That means at the end of August, I will be doing the drawing.. and GOOD LUCK!
Prize # 1

Prize #2

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


OH yeah I am home! More later on my scrapbook supplies reception!  I am sooo happy to be home.. ANYWAY and more importantly,  I wanted to post a fun layout for over at Frosted Designs... How fun a challenge to use arrows on your layout.. here is mine!
Get over there and post a layout, they have a great prize offered this month.. go check it out 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Country Road... take me home... to the place I belong...Arizona

Dear Scrapbook Supplies
Guess what.. we are heading home tomorrow!  The altitude seems to be getting the better of us. I was fighting a headache all day!  Pretty much slept almost all day.  I am never going to get to sleep tonight... but my headache feels better. Anyway, we are packing up the truck tonight and we are going to push hard to get back home tomorrow night! 
Daddy, Bradley, Zach and Uncle Mike went to the shooting range.  I think they had a great time. Daddy took funny photos of the road into the range.  I am excited to scrap them.  Anyway, I am excited to see you hopefully tomorrow night so be ready I know I will be tired but tomorrow but this weekend.. whoooo hooo baby we are back in business!
See you hopefully tomorrow.. if not tomorrow then Thursday for sure!
Goodnight looking forward to see you soon

Monday, August 2, 2010

Garden of the gods

Dear scrapbooking supplies
Guess what!?!  I was able to sleep last night!  WHAT fun!  I am so woke up and realized I actually got a full nights sleep.  ahhhh! 
This morning, I was unable to wake the family up so I got a chance to do my Bible Study... I did however feel a little sick, my tummy was upset. When Daddy woke up he was dizzy and not feeling too well... BUT we went to the Garden of the gods.  The kids actually enjoyed it.  The sun was out and it was beautiful for photo ops.  I played around some with my camera and did some color accenting it actaully made for some great photos..I can't wait to scrapbook them. You all know you have a lot of work ahead of you!
We also drove through Manitou Springs, really a beautiful town. I would love to go walking around.. but BOTH Daddy and I were not feeling good.  So we decided to come home.  When we got home, Daddy and I crashed.
Jade's birthday today, we all sang happy birthday to her on the phone.. I miss her.. and well that is all I can say without crying...
WELL I will be home soon.  Cardstock, please get in order so when I get home we can get right to work. I miss everyone at home! 
See you soon!
PS tomorrow, we go to the gun range

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hola from Colorado

Dear Scrappin Supplies -
OK so I have taken over 580 photos.. that's right. 580... and tomorrow we are going to the Garden of the Gods and a few other fun spots around Colorado Springs!  I am excited about tomorrow Daddy is making a plan.  I have not been writing too much because I have not been feeling too great. There is so much to see in Colorado Springs, I told Daddy I think we should come back another time.
So today I was very happy to be able to attend church. We went to Aunt Cindy and Uncle Mikes church. Pike Peak Christian Church. The music was wonderful and the message meaningful.  I really enjoyed it. I could see myself going to that church if I lived here. 
I am sad because tomorrow is Jade's birthday and now I am not there.  It is hard to be away from your baby on her birthday,but I suppose she is growing up... sigh.. she is doing just fine without mom around.  she really is getting older.
Well time is drawing close to the end of our vacation. To be honest, I am going to be happy to be home.  I miss my girls, my best friend, my puppy, my scrapbook supplies and my schedule. 
So I am sure I will be over 1000 photos by the time I get home... I would suggest that you stickers and embellishments get some rest, because we will be very busy when I get home! 
Good night for now
Be good and take care of the girls