Sunday, March 30, 2008

A new blog!

Ok so we've started up a new blog
We Scrap Better. It's just a fun place for scrappers to go and get inspiration. We've got tips, lifts, and probably just a whole lot of gossip and fun to come!! Here's a lift I just finished for last night. Come on by and check it out!
Also, my favorite whore Kristi is starting a new challenge blog. A blog where you are free to post whatever it is you like....maybe you have a hater page....a naked baby page...a vulgar page...whatever floats your boat!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our failed attempt at family photos

Picture this...we are all dressed up from Davids Graduation.. driving along the coast. Ooooh Ooooh lets go down to the beach and take family pics for our christmas card or whatever.. Brilliant!!

Or so I

Wil's glasses were dark because we were we had him take them off...what we got was a 10 year old screaming like a 2 year old. "I can't see....I can't see...I can't see" What he was trying to see I still don't know. It's not as if he was taking the

Monday, March 24, 2008

Scrapjacked and Scrapping the music

Oh yes, another 2 for 1. I need to find more time to do a lo for each challenge...but until my fantasy becomes a reality (lol) this will have to do!!

I just absolutely adore this picture of my parents that I took in Santa Barbara earlier this month. When I heard the new song up at Scrapping the music I fell in love with it and knew exactly what picture to use. I love it when things come together like that. I've been spending entirely too much time volunteering with Little League that I feel as if it's draining the life and all my creative juices from my body. I peeked around online for a lift to help me get moving and decided on the newest Jack Seriously happy with the outcome. Thank you to both wonderful sites for the much needed inspiration!

I have yet to purchase those super cute butterflies from Heidi Swapp, but I do have the Spring Autumn Leaves stamps! (Which I had not even opened! Bad me!!) So lookie lookie...with some Cardstock...a glue dot...some stickles and a simple bend...I was able to create my own.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

One Little Word-Find

My submission for the newest OLW challenge, Find. I used products from a kit I put together over at Which include items from the Love Elsie Zoe and Cody Lines. Also KI memories new lace paper, prima felt bird & Sprites, and Queen & Co rhinestones and brads. For more details please see the Everything Scrappn blog at

Monday, March 17, 2008

100 Continued..

Blogger ate half my post...which seems insane, but whatever!! Here are a few more to tide you over

69. It's taken me 2 full months to complete this list! (and it's not done!)

70. People who constantly say ideal instead of "idea" really really annoy me.

71. I love holidays...even those we are stuck working!

72. I get lunch for the guys quite often, when driving through the drive thru I always order mine in it's own seperate order...because I don't want my food to touch theirs in the bag.

100 Random Things...

Thank Chez....she demanded it...

In no particular order...100 things about me..

1. I'm allergic to everything....even antibacterial.

2. I call the fries at the bottom of the bag...bagglers.

3. I refuse to eat bagglers...they are the rejects and probably been touched..gross

4. There was a time when I wanted to be a psychologist, and then I realized I'm not nice...and I can't be diplomatic with people.

5. When I was about 13 my parents realized I couldn't see. I immediately got contact lenses. It wasn't until I was about 19 and I scratched my retina that I got a pair of glasses.

6. I encouraged my bff to bone her worst lay ever a 2nd time...solely for the scrapbook page.

7. Everytime I go to the truck alone at night I'm afraid there will be a bad guy under there waiting to cut my achellis tendons...and then he will take off and steal my stuff...leaving me lying on the ground...bleeding and unable to get up.

8. If I scream...Wil comes running yelling..."I got it Mommy!" (Because I've likley just seen a spider or a bug)

9. I don't like coffee...only Starbucks.

10. I love the dentist...LOVE...I used to beg to get shots...I may be a sadist.

11. In a way, I'm afraid to have another child. People tell me I'll love it more than I love Wil.

12. When people preach at me I want to tell them that God is like Santa for Adults..

13. I, along with most of America am not ready for a Black president..(I'm just willing to admit it)

14. I completely love reality TV...American Idol so does it for me...I'm glued to the TV like a Whore on Crack.

15. I've never done an illegal drug....ever.

16. There are certain things that are unforgivable....once you do them you are Dead to me

17. My environmentally friendly Kitchen Lights flicker when you turn them on...and it makes me want to I ask Wil to turn them on for me...or I shut my eyes.

18. I love that my truck tells me how much gasoline I've used...then when the hybrid pushing...freaks...pressure me about how "green" their cars are I can tell them I've used over 2000 gallons of gasoline.

19. Trash diggers disgust me.....that was my biggest pet peeve living in Apt life...the community dumpster that scum bags would be digging through the trash looking for bottles and cans.

20. My in laws don't like me....and my husband finally realized they are just pushing him away with their hatred for me.

21. I actually wore slippers to work feet were really

22. I have security cameras on everything at work...all day long I people watch and know exactly what everyone around me is doing...I love it.

23. I played basketball for 10 years...I loved being part of a team and being good at something...I hope my son continues playing baseball and feels the way I do.

24. 6 of those 10 years I was #22. The other 4 #13.

25. I work in an all male industry...all my coworkers...sales people...everyone I deal a man. I'm not intimidated by it at all.

26. When my husband puts on cologne in the morning it makes me gag.

27. My Dad swallows a spoonful of Vicks Vapo Rub when he has a sore throat...I think he's crazy.

28. I like to say, Super, Fantastic, bizarre, wicked, awesome and I want to bring back Moded....ooooh you are soooo mode-ed.

29. When I tell people I'm 29 and they ask me how many severly pisses me off...Do I look THAT old?

30. Even though it's just a number...I fear that big 3-0 just a little bit...such a milestone.

31. Marriage is harder than I imagined it would be...Parenting is even harder. No matter what you do you question yourself...did I do the right thing. Am I screwin him up?

32. I don't understand why even with caller id people answer the phone and act surprised that it's you. Sometimes I answer business calls with the name of the business that's calling, just to throw them off. I usually get a good laugh (from myself and the other party)

33. I say scrapbooking is my hobby, but it's a much bigger part of my life, as are the girls I've met doing it.

34. Most of the time...I'm not that friend.

35. There's a flaw in my diamond, and now that I know it's there it's all I can see when I look at my ring.

36. My ex was an asshole...but the one thing I can remember that I loved was how protective he was. He wouldn't let me get gas in the dark or run around at night. In retrospect, it probably had to do with his control issues....yet somehow I still miss that. Danny knows I can take care of myself and doesn't worry.

37. I hate lettuce...the taste makes me gag...yes it has a taste.

38. While we are on the topic of foods...if I eat something I don't like I will throw up...immediately, I wish I could help it.

39. The following smells make me throw up....Mayo...Tuna...floral scented bug spray...ummm nothing else that comes to mind immediately.

40. When I buy a new shirt...I throw one away. I never buy more hangers because I don't need them.

41. I wash my hands when I get out of the

42. I talk to myself constantly...and pretend balloons are people too.

43. While I rarely listen to it...I love country music...

44. I wish I was "artsy" but I'm just's ok I'll live!

45. I hate Jack in the's pretty disgusting.

46. I love Yankee other candle will do.

47. I hate to admit it..but my Mom was almost always right.

48. Have you ever hated someone for so long that you couldn't remember the full extent of why you hate them? I have...

49. I once sent a giant Leopard couch shoe COD to my friends boss....we still laugh about it.

50. Even though I don't believe...I actually quite enjoy attendance at Christan Churches, everyone is so happy to be there.

51. I haven't done laundry in so long, I'm wearing my last pair of clean socks. Luckily Wil has more socks than I do...and we almost wear the same size shoe.

52. IF I were to get divorced I would fight for Wil, I'd lose but I couldn't imagine life without him. I'd also likely never commit again.

53. My JV basketball coach hardly played me...because I wasn't sexually involved with him. It was BS and I should have done more about it. 2 years later he got my younger neighbor/friend pregnant.

54. I almost feel like its time to further my education.....almost

55. Ultrasounds freak me look like little aliens...gross

56. When I go to hotels...I bring my own towels.

57. I've woken up from a bad dream...and was mad at Danny for something he did in the dream. I can't help

58. I talk in my sleep...and say the most random strange things....Choosy Moms Choose Jiff

59. Even though I know better...I think the coke with the Santa on the can tastes better than the regular coke cans.

60. Aquafina tasted better before they switched the bottles.

61. I'm a tivo whore...Live TV pisses me off

62. I almost always want to do what you tell me I can't....just because I can...

63. I never bet...unless it's a sure

64. If I try...I almost always win...I'm super competitive.

65. I love the power of suggestion.

66. My last Grandfather passed away when I was 3....After seeing my Father with his grandkids...I've considered myself deprived for not having one.

67. I couldn't live in the big city...everything is just too fast.

68. I would much rather be cold than hot.


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Conversations with Papa

I had so much fun this past weekend in Santa Barbara. We headed up for Davids Graduation from Brooks Institute of Photography. I felt so at home at the ceremony, everyone had nikons...and more than likely knew how to use them better than

After the Graduation we celebrated Davids accomplishment and Dannys 31st Birthday at Joe's Crab Shack in Ventura. We've eaten there on several occassions, it's right across from the ocean so you have spectacular views and it's the only non fast food restraunt I know of that has a playground for the kids. We had a nice table(s) right at the window so we could watch Rachel Wil and Michelle all the while enjoying the waves breaking on the shore.

I thought it would be nice since we were all dressed 'nice' for the graduation to go down to the beach and take some family photos and then let the kids play a bit. Well the photos were somewhat of a bust {Which you'll see when I get around to scrapping them!} because it was so windy! On the plus side, I was able to get these pictures of my Dad and my Neice interacting. I just love how my Dad always takes time to talk to the kids and has little conversations with them.

Unpubbed open call

Ok so I got around to posting for this one this time around! Yay!
For the open call at
This is my {Little} Brothers birthday party earlier this year. Birthday layouts are SO hard to complete it seems, always the same old same old. I tried really hard to capture something different not only with my pictures but also the LO itself. Hope ya'll like!

Some new stuff! Mojo, Method Playground

Whoa- It's been a hot minute, Sorry for the delay it's been a busy few weeks for me! Little League Opening Day is next Saturday and there is always SOOO much to do. It's hard, and it's frustrating but I have to just keep reminding myself I'm doing it for the kids!! Anyway, onto the Layouts! First one is LAST months sketch over at and is also one of the LO's I entered for their CT call. The Places you will go is made in part by items I received from my win over at Gettin Sketchy for the newest challenge over at It was a fabulous kit from The Scarlett Lime. I def reccomened their kits they rock! And who doesn't love a 2-fer? This is also my entry for I just found this site and they have some GREAT! Challenges!! The most recent one is to use those scissors and hand cut your you can see I took right to the flowers on the lovely Daisy D's pp and cut them out...took forever but well worth it!!

Thanks for lookin' everyone and have a great weekend!!

Oh yeah, this is 5/50 for my NEW Stash diet. (Even though I just cheated and bought an Easter kit from Heather at Everything Scrappn)