Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here are more pages I did for SAT.....
*Fine Print*
The Challenge: Create a page based off of a magazine ad. This page is absolutely one of my faves, I love the simple lines and LONG title...or is it just the title I love, lol. So fitting for my girls.

*Get Lei'd* (snickers) This challenge was creating a page to be tropical themed. What better pix than the girls all dolled up Hawaiian style!

*Twisted Sister* LOL , love that title. The challenge for this page was to create a LO based off of one provided....essentially a lift with a twist.

*Perfect Imperfections*
Create a page using an imperfect photo...*the seven* were facing the sun making the most horrendous faces ever...hence the imperfection.

*Go Hollywood*
Create a LO using a movie title or movie line. I'm sure you all have heard of mine..."here's looking at you kid"

a lil scrappy, you say....

Scrapathon has come and gone once are some pages I completed.

This page was done for *Capacity* Challenge. The entire background needed to be covered in pix. This page was fun!! It's my Lil guy's HOHO photo shoot!!
*Crystal Clear* We had to incorporate in something clear to our LO's. I used a 12x12 transparency along with the clocks!

LOL, this page was done for the *FUGLY* challenge. we had to use ugly paper on at least 50% of the page. I HATE this green striped paper, so what better paper to choose!

This is my sample page for the challenge I hosted..Giddyup!! You had to incorporate in pony beads. I made a *lollipop* out of them. This page was fun!

I did this page for a sketch in my group. I always try to step out of the box with patterns and colors. Sometimes it works!


woooooohooooooo it's here!!! so while playing around with my new rebel, i got this incredible picture of boppy!!!! wow is she ever growing up!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

{13} When did that happen!!?

HOLY CRAP!! IT CAN'T BE TRUE!! My daughter, my first 13!!! I am seriously the mother of a teenager. Here is a pic of my little *grown up* girl at her family party. So hard to believe...yet the gray hair tells me so.

She strikes again!!!!

I swear this child is the most expensive one ever.....This picture was taken early morning as you can tell with the look, lol. She got her top braces! Wow!! She did really great and what was funny is that morning at the ortho office....they have this line of all the chairs....all filled with girl teens. She chose blue and green so her mouth is full of color.

a few more ......

The challenge : Create a LO using a close up picture, an arrow, buttons and a one {verb}word title. This is a picture of my lil guy with his super cold cheeks from Jan '09

Here is a card I made for a friend's daughter.

Tink card for my neice's birthday :)

Okay the pic of this didnt come out well (poor night lighting) but IRL, I actually liked this LO. This was done for the bi-monthly challenge.

I made this and framed it in a black frame as a wedding gift for family. Hope it looks okay when the picture is placed in it.

the saga continues......

This page was done mimicking one of my first ever scrapbook pages. Rather than replicate, I chose to take elements from it and this is what I created. My lil bubble boy!

I think this is the last page for the money, not posting for so long sure puts one behind. The challenge : black bg, bright poppin' flowers, 3 kinds of printed papers (or was it 2?) and the title *You COLOR My World* Here is my result, a pic of Kass at the mini golf course 2 years ago.

July's creativity....or lack there of

Here is a page done of boppy. The challenge : pink and white. Easy enough right?
Could he be any cuter!!! I did this picture last december for our lil mini photo shoot. I say mini bc it was cold out so we had to hurry!!! I made the page for a sketch :)
Scrappers Block - a challenge in my scrappy group. Create a page using favorites, whether it be a list or pictures, rounded corners, stamps and a heart!

Daddy's girl! Here's a page that took me ions to finish, I just didn't feel it. It's done and okay, but not some of my favorite work.

Where did July go?

Well let's play catch up with some work from July. There wasn't much, 10 pages, maybe, and sadly they arent all that great. Here are a few of them.....

This page was made using the bi-monthly sketch challenge. I cut out a circle to use as a stencil and used chalk to do the *blue ring* We had to incorporate something blingy into it. A pic of Kassidee from Winter '09.

Here is a page I did of the kids with some mega journaling - something you rarely see in my LO's. I did it on the printer and just put it on scrappy paper. Pix of the kids at the Hayner Center at Christmastime.

So this page...well kinda hate it. I just didn't get the feel i wanted and the colors just ick. Why I even bothered to post only knows....

First Communion....I am so behind. These pictures are from 2004!!! The challenge was....itty bitty teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini! Polka dots, teeny pictures, and i can't remember what else, lol.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Goodbye :(

Today is a terribly sad day in the world. The day the King of Pop is laid to rest. His music, his dancing, his incredible amazing, so untouchable.... He will forever live on and never be forgotten. He is not only the best entertainer this world has ever and will ever see, but also such a humanitarian. The things he did for children of the world is amazing on it's own. I watched the sad departure of MJ with tearing eyes and a heavy heart. I'm glad to have gotten to experience in my lifetime such a icon. RIP MJ, I will miss you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally got a car. We were able to finally find what we wanted with all that I wanted for the price that Todd wanted, lol. It's perfect!! Loaded and all, hehe. I now have a set of wheels again. Of course with it being a HEMI, I can't afford to drive it, but I can at least look at it, lol.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Okay, so a cpl months ago, Bopp went to the ortho for her consult (at dentists recommendation). We knew her teeth were crooked, but boy were we ever in for a financial shock!! Not only did she need top & bottom braces.....she needed a herbst appliance too. *shakes head in disbelief while sobbing!* I was already worried about how we were going to pay for braces when they decided to add in another 2 grand for this beyond belief piece of equipment. They decided this was the best way to correct her overbite and to widen her top jaw. The first week in June, she had spacers put in to prepare for what was to come. 2 weeks later, the *thing* went in. These pix will give you some what of an idea, but not the full extent because you aren't able to see the screw thingys that jab out on both sides and bottom. Also you can only partially see the poll like shock system that is connects both top and bottom. My poor child. LUCKILY, she is such a strong personality and person in general, she is dealing with it so well. Her biggest challenge, thus far, is eating, not so much chewing, that's not too bad, but food does get stuck up in that thing on the roof of her mouth. At first she'd panic a little, but realized that she could just eat and take care of it after. She is definitely a slower eater now, but is doing well. Here is the kicker, we thought she'd have about 6 months to get used to this foreign object in her mouth....nope, already has to get the top braces mid-July!! She will wear the herbst for a year, then *i think* get the bottom braces after that. They have told us the whole process will only take about 16-18 months, which I guess isn't too bad from what I hear. She has definitely gotten the worst parts of my hubby and I. My eyesight and HIS teeth!! Thankfully she is doing great and will have awesome, straight, pretty teeth when this is all said and done. WELL SHE BETTER ANYWAY!!! It's costing us about 5500 bucks :( We are doing our best, but it sure is a financial strain! (esp with soon to be car loan too) Take a look at this crazy thing!!

Scrap Time?

Wow, this month has really gotten away from me. It's been rough, with acclimating to the girls being home this summer, starting a diet *ick*, the car accident - and STILL no replacement, and Haleigh's mouth (post to come) So between all of that and the stress of it all, I just haven't had the time, motivation, or desire to get crafty. Finally Friday, I forced it. They aren't great pages, but here they are, just the same.

I did this page for a sketch in my group, I wanted something a little different so I found this great frog paper from Creative Imaginations in my stash. I just love it. So to match the paper, I titled it *Toad-ally Cool* and to match that, hehe, I chose a super cute picture of Xander sportin' his shades. I miss that gorgeous red curly hair!! This was a fun page!

This page was done for our June Visual inspiration challenge. The host picked this incredible picture of home watermelon looking popsicles. I knew exact which pix to use. I feel the LO itself is a little lack luster, but the pix make up for it, lol. I used dominoes on this page as well. I do like to step outside of the *normal* scrappy box and use things you might not typically see. They signify the date of the pictures. Genius....or not? I made my giant watermelon with cricut using the stretch your imagination cart. Gotta love cricut!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Camp Out

This past weekend, the family decided to go camping. After the accident, we thought they needed some chillaxin. (tho camping for me is so not) I didn't stay, I just went and hung out for awhile. They had a great time. Altho at 3:30 in the morning I got a call and thought I was going to have to drive to go get lil man. He was crying for his mama. They finally got him calmed down and got him back to sleep. By morning it starting raining and thundering, so they had to book it thru breakfast and packing up. They were home by 9, lol! Here are some pix to show you how much fun they had!

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Happenings of June...thus far

Aargh! For Halloween 2008, 2 of my kiddos were pirates! They played their parts so well. I tried to grunge up Kass some by intensifying her makeup below her eyes and pony tailing up *dreads*. They were the best looking pirates ever! I did this page using a sketch posted in my group and another group as well.

This page was a labor of love!! My buddy Kirsten and I every once in awhile will find a LO we like and we'll both come up with our own versions and LIFT it! I like how it turned out!

*the carver* Kass was the only brave one to stick her hands in and grab out the pumpkin gook, lol. Here is a page I made for a sketch chall with a twist....we had to use ONLY solid cardstock and use handwritten journaling. I loathe my handwritting so that is always a challenge for me!
FREEDOM!! Here is Xander and Ella on the 4th of July. I did this page for a color chall {RED, WHITE & BLUE} I used some wire and made some *firework* like springy things. The page feels a little bland, but it'll have to do.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Day I Can't Forget....altho I'd like to.

This is by far a day I will never forget.....even when I try to. June 6th, 2009. Hubby and kids were on their way home from the park.....and I get a call. It's my oldest daughter, telling me they just go into a car accident. My heart dropped. She assured me they were all okay but without seeing them, I just didn't know. Unfortunately he had taken by mistake both sets of keys, so I was stranded :( Maybe only 3 miles away.....if that. A passerby who stopped to check on them so kindly grabbed my set and brought them to me at home so that I could go get them. When I got there and saw them....well thank you God for taking care of my family. My lil guy saw me and immediately burst into tears. (I later found out from hubby that he didn't cry at all when it happened until he saw me. Maybe he was being strong for Daddy and when Mommy arrived, he could cave into me like I would have expected to happen) My youngest daughter was the same. Unfortunately the accident really scared soon as it happened and was over...she jumped out of the car and sadly was physically sick from it. My oldest however, is very strong and very brave, clearly shaken, but doesn't like to show it. Hubby on the other hand was so devastated at the event. The accident was his fault and he is bearing that weight on his shoulders....still today. Just like any parent, or person in general, he (as well as myself) can't let go of the *what if's* But on the other side of it all, we both realize how incredibly lucky we are. A car is just a car - altho i loved mine (yes he was in mine) but your family is not replaceable and everyone is okay, and that is ALL that matters. We are still unsure what will go down with my car as mine and the other were both towed, but we were fortunate to have a rental option on our insurance and we picked it up today. There may be days that we go nowhere, but when you can't, you feel trapped. The kids are out of school now and we plan on doing some things this summer, so having a car is key. Here are the photos of my durango, the damage is bad, but not nearly as bad as it could have been. So yes, this will be a day that I will never forget.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dun, Dun DuDunnn *SUPERBOY*

Check him out....Super Boy!!!! His sister thought it would be cute to make him a lil super hero, so here he is all decked out. Aside from his crazy long hair, he's the cutest super hero I've ever seen!!!

*Altered Jumbo Clothespin*

This is a super -sized clothespin that I received as part of a blind challenge. We knew we were going to alter something but until we received it in the mail, we didn't know what! When I got it in the mail, my oldest saw it and fell in love b/c it was green. She claimed it on the spot!! So when I altered it, I geared it toward her. I made some mini layouts so she can put pix of her friends on it! I have it hidden and hope to give it to her for her birthday!!