Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ahem. Save the drama for your mama! LOL. thanks for letting me get that off of my chest! How funny is it that my friend, Kim K. just sent me an email to buy a Cancer Sucks t-shirt. I am all over that one.

I just wanted to share with you some Dream Street Goodies that I got to play with for Serendipity Scrapbooks this month!

the Simply Stated collect by Amy Teets. Yeah baby! Last month i got to work with the Menagerie Collection. Have Serendipity as one of the stores that carries all of the Dream Street lines is so convenient!


I love that one side of these papers is floral or has some kind of design and the other side has more of a graphic print to it. That makes them super flexible.

This layout is of me and my girls this summer! I added some Glitz CB stickers along with the Dream Street Simply Stated papers. Ooh lala! these are a must have too! I just love red and teal together and i thought it looked good with black and white.

This next one is of one of my best friends! i was joking with her this day about how i knew she liked pink deep down inside. I doubt it! but i couldn't resist making this layout about it and cutting out these polka dot potty people. I just like the way that sounds. And i heated up some page frames grid acrylic to get the sides to bend. oh. and I inked the SR letters a bit, too!

Monday, September 29, 2008

All i have to say is WOW! thanks so much for everyone who came to Scrap Pink. I mean 20 bucks just to scrap and hang out with some of the coolest scrappy chics i know, ahem-me!, LOL, is worth it!

We did good kids!

{my dates here might be off a bit but you get the idea}

Brian's best friends are brothers and there mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 3.5 years ago and had a double masectomy. It spread to her lymph nodes and i remember beth, their sister, telling me about the nights she spent with her mother in the bathroom thinking that the treatments alone would kill her. But almost 4 years later she is still in remission.

Her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago.

Just last year their cousin who is 35? maybe? was diagnosed too.

When i was in high school my mom had 2 small tumours taken out of her breasts. Not cancer. yeah. i have dense breasts too. keep checkin'!

but it doesn't stop at breast cancer.

Brian's dad had his second round battle with esophogeal cancer and came out swinging but that was after he had 88 staples along his neck and chest and they had to dig out a tumour against his jugular. He had a 50/50 chance of making it that day. He was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer 4 days after his brother, brian's uncle, died of prostate/bone cancer.

My best friend died when i was 20 years old from leukemia. she was 19. found out she had leukemia because she had a cold she couldn't get rid of. She was diagnosed when she was 17.

You may think 20 bucks is too much. You may think it's not enough. but the important thing is that cancer makes you think, whatever the cost.

this isn't a pitty party, you know me...keep it fun and light but today it was more than that for me. Today was a day to be thankful for my life and everyone i love that i have near me.

Okay! time for a snack.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The lovely and talented Renee tagged me! Thanks, girl!!! Glad to see you and thanks for the nice comments!!!

I am tagging...


And the wonderful Suzanne tagged me too!!!!

Here are the rules for Suzanne tag:
Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

Thanks girl!!!!

10 years ago I:
1. Was single and partying!
2. Was 22
3. I lived with 2 roomates, a guy and a girl
4. I lost 40 lbs!
5. I managed a finance company.

5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. Do some laundry
2. Make dinner
3. play on the computer
4. work
5. watch Trueblook b/c i missed it last night!

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. chips and salsa
2. apples
3. canteloupe
4. ice cream
5. sun chips {cheddar}

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. take everyone i love on a fun vacation
2. Pay off all our debts
3. College tuition for our kids
4. donate most of it
5. by a convertible

5 places I have lived:
1. PA
2. Maryland
3. Colorado
4. PA
5. PA

5 jobs I have had:
1. Lender at a Bank
2. Manager of a finance Company
3. Branch Manager of a bank
4. Behavioral specialist
5. waitress

Okay and now a layout from the Serendipity Scrapbooks crop this weekend. It is based on a sketch from www.sosketchblogspot.com. Please go give ally some love, she rocks!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SCRAP PINK EVERYONE! Come one come all ... only 20 bucks for a good cause! AND you could win the new Cricut release!!!! and a Cricut 1, Expression, Design Studio, Cuttlebug and Juke Box!!!!

AND -- yes there is more!!!!!!!!!!!! Websters Pages, Coredinations, Pageframes, MME, Provocraft are all donating prize packs! WOOT WOOT!

OH and one more thing! Pre Crop challenges going up this friday! the 18th and you have until the following TUESDAY @ midnight (the 29th) to get everything loaded into the gallery!

so please come to Happy Scrapping and register. Plus, i will be there and that is worth 20 bucks alone ;)

Speaking of HSS...LOL

Here are a few things I have been working on over there... Fancy Pants and some stuff with KI Lace. I ran my KI Lace through the printer!

Don't use just love my scrubby. We had this running joke about my sister's crocs {we aren't big fans of them} and he kept wearing them! it was so funny! And did you see the new release Pageframe ARROW! i used my color washes and art institute glitter on and sealed it the clear spray. Love that spray, i use it like mad.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oh Gosh...there is so much going on I don't even know where to START!

the precrop challenges over at Serendipity Scrapbooks Sketch-a-pa-looza are up!

I also wanted to post about HSS's Scrap Pink EVENT coming up at the end of the month! EVERYTHING is going to be donated to a good cause AND you should see the prizes!!! OMW! let me know if you are okay when you fall on the floor after this...

Prizes include an Expression, a Cricut 1, a Cuttlebug, a Jukebox, and a Design Studio to give away! Not to mention, My Mind’s Eye, Websters Pages, Page Frame Designs, and Coredinations are joining up to sponsor Scrap Pink!

So pretty much no one is going home empty handed! We also have RAKS to give-a-way from the design team so you will most definitely get your money back!

PLEASE join us for a good cause! you could win a CRICUT for goodness sakes!!!!

So now i leave you with a layout...for the Back to School contests over at Simply Obsessed! This was for a Biology challenge, you needed a mammal on your layout. After making sure an elephant was a mammal! ROFL, i reached for my Kaisercraft wooden guy. I flippin' love these things! TFL!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Black Market Paper Society Chat Scheduled for September 23!!!! at Serendipity Scrapbooks! AND they are sponsoring a contest!!! HUGE prize package!

I realized below that I did not include the date in the previous post. I was so excited I forgot the date!

OH and i am on a mission to find the perfect Halloween papers...could these be it???

HALLOWEEN PAPERS from Little Yellow Bicycle!!! Click here for the store.

Friday, September 05, 2008

I have to mention this to all the talented ladies that come by visiting. Simply Obsessed, i know have mentioned them A LOT is having a DT call. Scroll down my posts and see some of their kits, you will fall in love instantly. Plus, they are so fun over there, which to me, is more important.

so click here for their DT call!

ALSO! Serendipity is having a Sketch-a-pa-looza! Yup! a weekend full of sketch challenges!!! so fun....can't wait! and of course, KILLER RAKS and the grand prize winner gets a kit!!!! whoot whoot.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Well, i have made the decision to go to typepad! i am in the process of setting it up. AND i have a little something going on right now that I can't wait to share with everyone!

In the meantime, here are some Serendipity Scrapbooks Reveal Items. How cool are these Dream Street papers? and I love these little Maya Road cutie chipboard buttons.

I think I found one of my new favorite things to do. Make my own polka dots. All you have to do is use your stylus, dip it in the paint and then add them to any product. I did it today with some primas too! I also used some new filters on the Today I am thankful for you Layout. And of course, adding titles right to my pics! love it!

i love the browns & blues in this pp!

and a fun little card!