Friday, December 19, 2008

It's been a while...

So yes it has been a while. My life really isn't that exciting and I haven't been scrapping much, but that is going to change in the coming year.

Christmas is upon us and the rush and stress is here with it. In this case it is just having the money to buy presents, but now that my shopping is done I just need to finish up some handmade presents that I will be doing. Then all the chaos will be over in a week. Yay. I am sad to say that I am one of those people that doesn't enjoy Christmas. I guess it is because my family was never big on traditions what I was growing up. I am trying to start some traditions with my own family but the response is not what I had hoped for.

Now for the fun stuff....TWILIGHT!!!!! It was released on November 21st. I went with a friend to the midnight showing (she hadn't read the books) Man was it amazing. Yes it was kind of campy and cheesy in bits, but what do you expect with a 37 million dollar budget. I have now seen it 5 times and it just keeps getting better and better. Oh, and my friend that hadn't read the books....has now read them and is as addicted as me! I also belong to a forum called Twilight Moms that is geared towards the fans that are 25 and older (and/or also have kids and husbands). It is so nice to know that I am not alone in this addiction! There are quite a few members there that live her locally and I can not wait to meet up with them. It will be nice to talk to people about the books, movie, and Edward...errr Rob!

So I am now off to work on some scrappy projects for presents. One of these days I will get pics of everything and post them.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

How did I manage to do that???

Ok, so I went to a crop yesterday from 10am-1am (yes I said 1am!!) and I did 3 pages...THREE!!!! What is up with that? I was just having so much fun talking and getting to know everyone that I didn't get much scrapping done. I did get the trees stamped and cut out for Christmas cards and that was definitely time consuming. My hands are paying for it now. They have been going numb all day :(

I do have to say that if feels good to be cropping again and making new friends, even discovering old friends that I wasn't that close to before. Things have changed alot for me in the past three months and I have changed too. I have alot more confidence in myself than I had had in a while. I actually feel like my oldself and that my friends is a very very good thing! I joined a local scrap group and I really like them.

One last thing to leave you with.....

"The worst thing about being lied to is knowing you weren't worth the truth"

*thanks to Nissa for sharing that with me :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fast Forward...

Too bad we can't fast forward 4 years...right now I am actually sick to my stomach.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Twilight trailer...

Is coming out tonight in 3 hours and 30 seconds!!! Nuff said!

I was given a topic...

Ok, so one of the message boards that I go to has given us bloggers a topic to post about. Mostly to help those who don't update enough (read that would be ME!!!!) So here is the topic...

Did you dress up for Halloween when you were a kid?What was your favorite outfit?

Yes I did dress up but I can't really remember alot of my costumes. I am sure there were some ghosts, superheroes (Wonder Woman anyone?) and even a clown...eek! If you know me you know even at age 37 I do not like clowns (thanks Poltergeist). I do actually remember dressing up as Raggedy Ann one year. I remember because my mom had put these extra freckles on me using some eyeliner pencil and then spent an hour trying to scrub off one of the freckles only to realize that somehow the offending freckle was a real one. It was not there when she put the stuff on me so somehow it magically popped up.

Now as I got older and in my Duranie phase my friends and I dressed as Duran Duran members. Yep I was John Taylor for 2 years straight!

Then I discovered Rocky Horror Picture Show and that was it. Of course I dressed as Magenta every Friday night even if it wasn't Halloween. I do remember going to alot of Halloween parties though dressed like that.

Yeah not so exciting really but that is my memory of Halloweens past.

Monday, September 1, 2008

My newest obsession

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Ok so I like vampires. There I said it. Yes I know that may seem a bit strange to some of you but hey it's part of who I am. I have found a new vamp that I am all gaga over lol. Sounds silly to be nuts over a fictional character but if you have read these books and like vampires then you will understand why I like it.

My newest obsession is the Twilight Series (and yes I know these were written as Young Adult books) but damn! There are plenty of people my age all about these books. So DH suggested that I might like these books since he knows how I feel about vampires. I picked up the first book around 5pm on a Monday and finished it at 2 am Tuesday morning. Needless to say I went out and bought the second one first thing in the morning. Finished that one that same night and bought the third one the next day. Then had DH stop and get me the newest one the next day. Yeah I am hooked. Even better, my friend that also likes vamps is now hooked too lol.

The movie for the first book, Twilight is set to be released on 11.21.08. Yeah I will be there opening night!

Am I nuts...absolutely!!! I have not been this excited about a series of books since I read Interview with the Vampire in high school.

Oh...and Edward was a Hufflepuff...Cederic Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's been a while...

I have had some things going on and haven't really had the chance to post. I know bab blogger, but at least I am here now.

So remember that Duran Duran concert I went to back in May? Well I made this really cute mini album that I absolutely love. I actually thought about sending it to the guys but I love it too much! lol The album was made using a Cosmo Cricket Blackboard album and DCWV RockStar papers.

So what else has been on my plate. Well I was asked to be Guest DT (that would be design team for those who read and are not scrappy! I love you Ang!) for August at 2 Sassy Scrappers. This was kinda cool for me because I want to be on a DT so even a guest DT spot was awesome! I got to work with the KaiserCraft Grunge line. Let me tell you this paper was way way way out of my comfort zone but I like what I did with it. I did struggle with it at first but then it all just came together.

Some cards I did (I'm not really a card maker but I think I may be making some more!)

A few layouts

and my altered item

Oh and my monthly challenge that I did for the board. The guest DT gets to do a challenge so I did a color challenge using primary colors since Back To School was is right around the corner!

See I have been scrapping in the last few months! I have more to post in the next few days but I feel like i have already flooded my blog for the day!

So what else have I done this summer...I went to see Rick Springfield!!!! Yeah I'm old but ya know who cares. My friend and I had a blast and got some really great pics. He was the first concert I ever went to when I was a kid (I was 10!! I think lol) so this was extra special. He looks really good and put on an awesome show! Can you believe he is close to 60!!!!!

Just a teaser!

Yeah there will be some LO's of that concert!

OK I am out of here. I have 24 1/2 pounds of peaches to contend with so I am off to make some jam....lots of jam!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Scrappy Slump

Yep I am in one...a really bad one too! I tried doing a simple 6x6 mini album with just some randon pics and couldn't even muster the creativity to finish it:(

BUT....I am hoping that once I get my pics in that I ordered will help me get out of it. Here, I'll give you just a taste of the pics!

Yeah scrapping those pics should definitely pull me out of my slump! After 25 years I still love them as much as I did then! Let me tell you John looks fantastic! (Can you tell who my favorite one is?) That man took my breath away when he was standing right in front of me! Oh yeah...thanks to Denise's encouragement I went to the front and was 3 feet away from them!!!

Lanissa's face pretty much sums it up!

And of course I had to leave you with that last wonderful shot! Bestill my heart!

Monday, May 12, 2008

New work schedule....

So now I will be working 11pm-7am M-F. I am actually kind of excited about this! Seems kind of a nuts schedule but I think it will work well for me. Plus at least this way I can have some good quality scrappy time every single night! So hopefully I will have lots of new scrappy things to share! Guess I have no excuse now huh?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bad Blogger...

So I am a slacker. So Lora and Angela this post is for you! Now I know I have at least 2 people who read my blog on a regular basis lol!

Not to much going on here. Bug has turned into a holy terror. Whoever said it was the terrible two's lied because 3 1/2 is 1000 times worse! Just think, she is out of school May 23rd! I know this is just a phase but I am ready for it to be over.

Scrappy wise I have been pretty busy. Now that my friend is homeschooling I have been spending most of my days over at her house scrapping. Plus with summer coming and gas prices the way they are neither one of us plan on doing too much over the summer except the beach in the mornings and scrap in the afternoons.

I had lost my mojo for a bit over the last few weeks but I seem to have gotten it back some. Lately I have been working on altered items rather than layouts. I guess the layouts just weren't speaking to me or something. Maybe it has to do with the weather. "Spring" in Virginia sucks. OK well if you live here you know that every season sucks because we have no idea what season it is going to be each day. Like they say "If you don't like the weather in VA, wait 15 minutes." Sadly that is true!

So with NSD (that is National Scrapbooking Day...yes we have our own day! I think everyday should be NSD!!) coming on May 3rd and 2 SassyScrappers having a fun filled day planned, I thought I would share some of my latest creations. So here they are. Alot of these are challenges from 2 Sassy!

I have some more layouts that I need to get pictures of and if it ever stops raining I'll get those done!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Here is a LO I did for a challenge....

over at 2 Sassy Scrappers. It was a challenge to use black and white with a splash of color. I have to admit that to me it looks like it needs more, but I am taking the advice of a friend that told me less is more.
I have been kind of down lately. Partly because my house just stays sick...I am now with a fever and stuff head. I'm miserable. The other is that I am doubting myself and my scrapping ability. I just feel like I'm not good enough. I know it is just an issue with me but I hate feeling this way. So I just need to get over myself and move on and get to creating.
I have lots of ideas I want to do so as soon as I get those done I will be back to share.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

To my swap girlies at 2SS...

I am working on a surprise item for the For Peeps Sake swap and it is totally awesome! I can't wait to get these out to everyone!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Got it like I want it....

OK so since I was working overnight I thought I would play around with my blog and get it to where I want it. I am still pretty new to all this embedding stuff into codes to get things to magically appear. I am pretty happy with what I have for now.

I think my favorite thing I added is my music player! I think I added some things that reflect me and what I like...ok I will fess up that thanks to Denise I love the first song that plays! It has become one of my favorite songs!

*To those of you that read this I am sorry for the music playing instantly but I couldn't figure out how to get the player at the top on the side (and have it actually fit) so for now it is at the bottom and THAT is why it is at the bottom.
So if any of you smart people out there can help me move it I will gladly take the autoplay off.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Wow it has been a LONG time

since I posted here. See I told you I was a blogging slacker! Anyway I have been pretty busy scrapping this year and I have lots to show for it. I will be getting my creations on here as soon as possible. I have started working more so trying to blog and work at the same time doesn't really work for me. I will be back very very soon with some creations, I promise!

**to add as a side note, I am very happy that I found a way to switch from one email to another on here. That was really stressing me out since my other email that I had orginally used to set this blog up was never used for anything! It was pretty much my junk mail email but I needed a Google email for my blog.