Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hey all you lurkers out there!

Don't be shy!! Tell me if you want to play the RAK challenge/contest! It's not too late to get your request in!! Be sure to email me at your snail mail and preferences. I'll do my best to accomodate your requst!

Friday, March 30, 2007

I made a pregnancy card for my sister

I used a dollar stamp I found at Mike's.

Outside of the card reads:

Caca, (my sister's nickname)

When you're happy

I'm happy

When you're sad,

I'm sad

When you're pregnant...

Inside card:

I'm hungry.

Ha ha.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

It's RAK time!! Woohoo!! Here's a gift, a challenge and a contest!

OMGosh! I just spent the last hour typing this up and getting it ready and it all just blew away. I am absolutely furious!! I have no way of recovering this huge post I worked so hard to create. Oh well, here we go again.

Here are the Stamps. You get to pick one.

You'll be playing for a Heidi Swapp album kit, see photo above.
Let's play!
  • Pick a kit that speaks to you.
  • Leave a comment telling me which kit you want. I'll make up to four more similar kits if more people are interested in the challenge. So let me know if you want one even though it appears they are all taken.
  • Create a one or two page layout.
  • Pick a stamp from the above photo of stamps.
  • Each kit contains a blank greeting card. Create a card from the scraps left over after creating your layout. Use your stamp(s) on your card. If you can somehow incorporate your stamp in your layout, you'll get extra credit.
  • Each kit contains 2 sheets of 12x12 cardstock and 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper except the WRMK's kit which has only two patterned papers but has a bottle of Making Memories paint and foam brush instead.
  • Each kit contains an embellishment baggy. Each baggy contains different embellys. Some baggies have buttons, boshers, Maya Road chipboard swirls, ribbons, Prima flowers, etc. You may use anything from your stash, but the majority of your project must contain items from your kit.
  • Email me your creation (layout and card) when you're done. I will post them in two separate categories. I will open an anonymous voting to my email.
  • You can't vote for your own stuff, so give some love to someone else.
  • Whoever gets the most votes for the layout contest will win the Heidi Swapp album kit.
  • Whoever gets the most votes for the card will win a prize too. I just don't know what it is yet.
  • I will set a due date once everyone's kits have been mailed out.
  • Have fun. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Click on the photo to get a better view. Each Kit has double sided patterned paper so I photographed both sides of the paper so you could see how both sides look.
Rusty Pickle Big Top Kit

Chatterbox Nook Kit

We Are Memory Keepers Kit

We Are Memory Keepers Floral Kit

Resolution Update

How are your 2007 resolutions going so far? I made this resolution project to remind myself of the goals I've set for myself for 2007. I just realized something. Goal #4 says, "Submit at least one item per month for publication". Notice it doesn't say, "Get published this year". I guess subconsciously I didn't think that it was possible for me to get published, BUT I was going to make a goal to submit something once per month. As it turns out, I've realized this goal and I'm getting published twice! Goal #7 is to enter the SOY contest. So I won't be submitting for pub until after the SOY contest is over. I guess this kinda goes hand in hand with my submitting goal even though I won't be submitting for about two months.

Goal #5 is to make 5 Christmas cards/month. Well, I haven't kept this goal until this weekend. I made 8 cards. I have 12 more to go to get caught up to April. I've cut out the circles and stamped the crowns. I need to get more twill though. So I'm good on that goal. I just have to stamp the twill and assemble. I think I cut out enough circles for 24 more cards.

I won't even talk about Goal #2- spend only $20/week on supplies. HA! What a joke! I'd have to sit out 6 months to catch up to that goal!

Goal #6 is to RAK something each month. I promise I'm going to take pictures of my page kits and get them posted by the end of this week. This will be my big RAK to catch me up for the year. Actually, I RAK all the time on swap boards, but that doesn't count.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Prayer Works!! My sister is pregnant!! Woohoo!!

My sister finally got pregnant for the first time at the age of 37! We were worried that it wasn't going to ever happen for her and my brother in law, Jeremy. It's good to know that God is still in the prayer answering business!! I told her, she better have me a girl OR ELSE!! HA HA HA!! This is a picture of my sis and mom taken last summer when we went to visit Daddy's grave. It's hard to believe that Mom had a massive heart attack the day after this photo was taken. That was another prayer answered. Mom is just fine and better than ever. I'm glad she will be here to see her next grandchild.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Yes, it's true!! I'M GETTING PUBLISHED!!!

Since Debbie mentioned it in her comments...
I'm getting published! Twice!!!

My goal this year was to submit at least one layout per month for publication. I found out within the last two weeks that two of my layouts have been picked up for publication. One layout is of a tribute that I did about the 4th anniversary of my dad's passing. This one is going into a book by Pinecone Press. The second layout was picked up by Memory Makers and will be in their "601 Great Scrapbooking Ideas" book slated to come out in August. I just mailed off this layout this morning. I wish I could post it here, but the rules state that it can't be posted anywhere online, so you'll just have to wait until the books come out! Hee hee!!

Thanks to all of those who've prayed for me. Now I feel validated.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Let me know!

If you're coming to the crop on Friday, and you want me to save you one of my RAK page kits for the contest, please leave a comment telling me so. I'm going to post the kits, along with the prize hopefully tomorrow! I'd like my online friends to play along as well, but need to know how many kits to for sure have ready.

Friday, March 09, 2007

It's official. Connor has graduated to cursing...sigh

Connor's favorite show is called "Dirty Jobs" hosted by Mike Rowe. This show appears on the Discovery channel. Connor loves it SO much that he'd beg to watch it when it wasn't airing on tv, so we had to resort to taping for him so he could watch it whenever. The show is about the host, Mike Rowe, visiting different job locations to help people do the dirtiest jobs in America, e.g. cleaning septic tanks, making charcoal, insect exterminating, alligator farms just to name a few. As you can imagine, Mike finds himself in all sorts of disgusting situations. How does this fit in to my post, you ask? Well, the other day, Eric took the baby out to our property to fire off some firecrackers (fire pops, as Connor calls them). Before he could come home and tell me all about it, he fell asleep in the car on the way home. The next morning as we were driving home from dropping Ryan off school, Connor starts telling me all about setting off the fire pops. With the same excitement, I asked him if they were loud and scary. He said no, they weren't too loud, but one of the firepops, "scared the HELL out of me". Shocked and tickled at the same time (all moms have had this moment) and trying not to let Connor see me stifle back a laugh, I looked in the rear view mirror at him. He was sitting there with a coy little smile on his face, knowing what he had done, waiting for my reaction. I said, "Connor! You don't say words like that! Where'd you learn that word?" He replies, you guessed it- Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. Sooooo, add Dirty Jobs to the list of censored tv watching! I found out from Eric that while out on the firecracker excursion, he also let the word "damn" slip out too. I think he was trying to hit something with a stick or something and muttered, "I missed the damned thing". Ha ha ha. Well, it's really not funny.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Describe me in one word

Maria (friend in Texas)- Creative
Laurie (friend from Church)- gifted
Chris (aunt)- loving

There's an email going around. How it works is you send this to your friends:

Describe me in one word.... just one single word. Send it to me and to me only. Then send this original message to all your friends and see how many strange and interesting things they say about you. This is really fun!!

Here's how:

1. Hit the reply key and send me my one word.

2. Then return to this message, and forward it to your friends (including me) and see what people say
about you when limited to one word.

The Game is On! I want to tag everyone who reads this.

I have friends whom I've never met in the flesh, yet are very dear to me. I sent this out to friends/family who know me personally to see what their one word would be. I didn't send this to my cyber friends yet. I wonder how different the replies would be from my cyber friends who haven't met me in the flesh. Here are some replies from my family and friends:
Oops! I forgot Kim is the only cyber friend I sent this to.

Debbie (friend)- Zany
Kim (cyber friend)- Spiritual
Norma (surrogate mom)- Creative
Rita (work friend)- Different
Kara (friend)- Genuine
David (brother-in-law, the email was meant for my sister in law but David hijacked it)- Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious (yup, he's a dork)
Leyanna (my sister)- Beautiful (this made me cry. I hope she means beautiful on the inside)
Gracie (friend in Texas) - Unforgettable (this one made me cry too!)
Dani (sister in law)- Passionate
Eric (husband)- Passionate
Ryan (son)- Weirdo (he's a teenager, all teenagers thing their parents are weird, plus I make up silly songs to sing to my kids so he thinks I'm weird and a loser because I cry about things he thinks are silly)

I just got to thinking. There is nothing that can make me cry faster or grieve more deeply than when I hear of harm done to a child or an animal. It's a good thing I'm not God because I'd wipe out anyone who ever hurt a child or an animal.

Have fun playing!

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