Friday, September 24, 2010

Flashback Friday

Hey all, how are you this fine morning? Good here, been stressin' out these past few days. Today I feel at ease and glad because being stressed isn't fun. Here's another LO from my Vegas trip w/ my sisters! We had a quite a bit of poolside shots and we started to notice that I wasn't in any of the photos. Um, yeah because I am always making sure there are photo's of every moment. Nobody else thinks of it like I do. Anyways we chuckled at the pic to right, my toes made it in that shot, so you could say I made it in 1 of the poolside shots! :O)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Good Afternoon

So I won't be posting Movie Monday for the 3rd week, I just can't get it together. So I've decided if I've done a movie themed LO, I post on Mondays. I can't dedicate that time yet. My Friday posts of flashback LO's is easier to post because it is old LO's that are being posted. I failed on being update on, but I will continue to create the movie album. It's too fun to totally not do. So from time to time I post.

I have less then 2 weeks to my weekender in Traverse City, Michigan! YES! I can't wait, so for the next few days I'll be getting every sorted and packed so its smooth sailin' as I get out the door and away for 3 days. Yay me! Is anyone else going on weekender anytime soon?

I'm out I am going to look for a new car this afternoon. Not brand new of course, my car went kaputs on me and well, I need something like now. Just looking for a 4 door dependable, non-Chrysler car, under $8000.

I'm out, peace!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flashback Friday

Welcome Friday, I've been waiting patiently all week for your arrival. I don't have much planned for this weekend. Yay! I only have yoga on Saturday, a new found love for wanting to get in shape and adding yoga has been great. WW is going good down 8.4 lbs. Woo Hoo! Also dinner at Outback to celebrate my neices 17th birthday. That's it, I'm hoping nothing comes up just want to spend time at home w/ my fam. Lame I'm sure, but thats just what I want to do. :O)

My LO for FF is from 2008 a trip to Vegas w/ the sisters. It was a great trip and this particular LO has no journaling but thats ok. We were at Caesars Palace just shopping and drinking and gambling and people watching. We had a nice relaxing day. I love the flower brads and the groovey background paper. Well hope everyone has an awesome weekend, I'm off to work now.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Frame Work

Well, well I'm back had to take a tiny break. My boy returning to school had me out of all sorts. Busy days.....that's for sure. I've missed 2 Movie Mondays as well. I apologize to myself because I wanted some set days so that I could be more up to date w/ my scrapping. There I went and blew it only a few weeks into it.

So I found this very boring frame at a local store, it had no price but I decided to purchase it anyways, and when I got to the checkout it was only $3. Nice price!
I didn't like the white matte so I removed it.

My plan when I saw it at the store was to take it home and jazz it up a bit. That's exactly what I did. I took some red cardstock and and circle punch and added them to the black matte.

From there I took some very inexpensive embellishments w/ a bit of red bling to add to it. Flowers and swirls can't go wrong w/ that at all. Got the bling from a dollar store. This particular dollar store the best stuff for scrapbooking, its unbelieveable actually.

And the finished product hangs on a very bare wall in my living room. I put 3 photographs of me, the man and the boy. Different times in our 5 years of being a family. Black and white photos really make it more perfect.

A side note about this crafty frame that I did, the man was so very impressed and even said we should check out people's color scheme's in their houses and give to them as gifts. Too funny, well actually I could. I will think about it :O) I just love when the man puts his input about crafts.
Also, I think its time to clean my chair, yikes didn't realize it was so yucky...probably because I don't sit there. Saturday cleaning I know what I'll be doing.
Talk to ya later and hope you all keep posting your crafts. I love looking at what others are doing. Have a great day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

FF and bit more this morning.....

Hello World, just sitting here wastin' time until I leave for work. I only had to work yesterday and today and its killin' me. I really wish that I could go part time or even be a SAHM. So I've been all sorts of mixed up this week being off work and gettin' my son back to school on Tuesday. He went into 1st grade. So I thought for my Flashback Friday LO, I would post the above photo of his first day of Pre-school. I really heart this LO. He was so cute and as with most kids, its tough for the mom to let go, and even dad in this case.....the boy was fine! However when we picked him up he was near tears. Time really does go by fast, it seems like I just scrapped this album and now I'm getting ready to start another one for elementary years. Anyways, about the layout, red and yellows are one of my favorite color combos. Just love it! Hey I never did post Movie Monday, I had a movie picked out but again I was out of sorts this week. The movie was going to be "Back to School" not a movie that I'm a fan of, but wanted to go w/ the theme of the week. I thought how can scrap this and not have my photos printed yet. Well now I'm sitting here thinking, I could have created it w/out pics and posted pictureless. Duh! I will remember that for next time.
Just below are 2 photo's of my boy this week:

Here he is gettin' ready to drive to his new school (that I love) my big shot going into 1st grade on Tuesday!
And here he is gettin' on the bus this chilly Friday morning, and he was so nervous first time riding a bus, he wouldn't even look at me for a pic. He was unsure, but last night he couldn't sleep because he was so excited to finally get to ride the bus. He'll be fine I'm sure. See ya after work Mister Man.

Monday, September 06, 2010

No movie for you....

So I won't be posting Movie Monday today. I thought I would get too, but I'm too entirely tired. I only got 2.5 hours of sleep last night and no nap this afternoon. Boo Hoo! I just can't do it, I thought that I would be able too, but its very clear it won't be happening. Maybe tomorrow or Wednesday while my boy is at school. Tomorrow is his first day at his new school. Should be good! Hope all goes good this year, the last was a bit rough.

I need sleep, must go to bed.....just remembered I bought new pillows today, oh yea the bed is calling. Good Night!

Sisters Trip Album: Key West Part 1

Good morning all, I'm sitting here watching QVC this super peaceful morn. My son was lucky enough to spend the night at my mom's house last night. My other half will be sleeping in no doubt. I tried but knew that I wouldn't succeed. I got up and thought well lets check out fb and then blog a bit. I've been busy, busy this weekend scrapbooking. I started working on my Sisters Trip album. Our first trip in 2008 was to Vegas, and now I am able to add our Key West trip from this past April in it. Here are a few of my pages:

This was on our first day and it was so hot, we already had lunch and went for some reason to go check on our rental car. We stopped for ice cream, and debated should we jump on this pedi-bike or hike it back to our other 2 sisters. We jumped on and when we found our sisters they were in this bar and I yelled out, "Hey what up girls!" You should have seen them laughing their booties off. That's them through that groovey window, but you can't see it. It was funny.
Here was the first southernmost spot, everyone knows this spot, I'm sure you've all seen it before. Strange to know that Cuba is only 90 miles away from that spot. Never realized it was so close.
This was the view from our 2nd floor room. My mom and aunt have this beautiful place that we got to stay at. How could you not fall in love w/ Key West. That's some serious viewing right there. We were thankful they invited us to stay with them. That condo really is nice and something to think about myself in the future.
Absolutely beautiful, and they were taken at the condo.
More condo flowers, that just took my breath away. The beauty of the flowers in Key West had to be one of my favorite things about that place.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day. My son starts school tomorrow and its a big day a new school, all new friends and I'll be off until Wednesday and have to return to the dreaded Renaissance Center on Thursday to get some work done. Ugh! At least I only have a 2 day work week, can't complain there. I'm off here to get my boy and go have breakfast w/ him and my mom. I'll be scrapping some more this afternoon and will probably try to finish Key West.

Sunday, September 05, 2010


Good Morning, I hope everyone's weekend is a good one. I've been busy all weekend scrappin' and doing a few other things that I just love, love, love.

I created this card this morning for my nephew, it is his 7th birthday. His party is this afternoon and my son is so excited he doesn't get to his cousin to often.

I used the color combo over at Scrapmaster's Paradise, check out that blog if you get a chance she always post some really good color scheme's.

I'll be posting another soon I started scrapping Friday night some pages from my Key West trip. Have a great day!

Friday, September 03, 2010

It's FF again!

It's Friday and I'm too excited about that. My son starts 1st grade next Tuesday, and I will probably get to leave early today and start my looooooog weekend. I don't return until next Thursday, yay for me!

So here is my Flashback Friday LO. I really love the colors that I used. We were at my work and it was during the Detroit River Days. A nice time just him, me and my Mom.

June 2007

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Color Throwdown #108

Good Morning all, I had great day yesterday and loved being off with my little man. Yesterday couldn't have gotten better. So I did wake early this morning and decided to do a color challenge over at Color Throwdown. My So Saffron color is a bit off, but I can't seem to match the colors perfectly unless it calls for white or black. lol
I'm getting back into calligraphy again, and it isn't like it used to be. I'm going to have to get my ink and nibs out to get the real feel for it. Right now I'm just using the calligraphy markers and it doesn't have the same result at all. Either way I'm glad I'm ahead of the game and not making a card at the very last moment.
Take care everyone, and check out the new LoveLeigh Poll listed on the sidebar.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Cricut Challenge Blog

I had posted this layout last night, but would you believe I was dreaming about scrapbooking last night and thought of a picture to add. Very simple fix and a neccessary one at that. I just found a blog the other day and it has Cricut challenges. Check out Fantabulous Cricut, they require that you use something done on your page using the Cricut and they do give a theme. Well I originally had the interstate sign w/ a word in it. I remembered in my dream that I took a picture of Jeep in front (my man's) of us. We drove both cars and our son thought it would be cool to take a photo of dad ahead of us. So I put that pic in the interstate sign to really make sure I was meeting challenge theme, which is a road trip.

So now that I feel I've met the challenge completely I can re-post and get my day started. I used the Summer Vacation cartridge. Wal-mart had it available for like $15 or $20 at the beginning of summer. I've wondered if it was a Wal-mart exclusive, not sure. Do you know?

Well I must get off here and get ready for super busy day. It is a paid day off for me so I'm going to get busy and get home and maybe scrap some more. Be crafty, hugs for all!

And a sidenote August's LoveLeigh Poll is up and the question was "What type of Scrapper are you?" Well the results showed 66% stick with traditional scrapbooking.

Check out the new LoveLeigh Poll for September!