Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Think I could be a digi scrapper??

Up til now I have just not been interested in digi scrapping - though I love to do sketches in Photoshop for SBO ... but they are simple basic sketches ... Friday night I was working on some sketches for our upcoming cyber crop on National Scrapbooking Day ... and WHAM!! It was like everything in photoshop just clicked & I GOT IT!! I got more than the basics!!

Now armed with this knowledge & this really cool site that has digi stamps (that I could just buy a ton of!!): Designer Digitals ... I suddenly wanted to try my new abilities in Photoshop!!

So I downloaded some free kits ... and well ... here is a layout:

Never fear - this will never replace my love of paper & the non-computer creative processes (plus I have wayyyyyy too much stuff {lol}!!) - but it's fun to play around with and this is one of my current FAV color combos! :)

Digital Credits (shhheeeeshhhh think I mixed & matched enough? lol!):
*c.smith-superstar red flowers
*c.smith-superstar blue swirls
*c.smith-red chipboard slide mount
*c.smith-white brad
*NRJ-Freebie-inked edges
*hroselli-from my heart journaling card
*sandekrirger_2Peas- time_nothing_is_worth_more
*veronica ponce_2peas-cottage bluff clock
*tia bennett_2Peas-jan07 birthday love brush

Friday, April 20, 2007

Awesome day!!

This morning I was scheduled to help out in Seth's class - I always love spending time in his classroom & he has the greatest bunch of kids!! Then I hung around for the releasing of the butterflies - Seth's K class obtained some butterfly eggs & were able to watch them go thru 4 stages of life to turn into butterflies ... and today was their release date! Of course I got some fun photos! :)

I was supposed to head into work after the releasing of the butterflies - but instead I called in - made us a picnic lunch, surprised Seth with us going up to one of our favorite places, Daniel's Park in CastleRock! We ate lunch, hiked, chased little lizzards & grasshoppers - oh and of course stopped to look at the buffalo! On our way home, we stopped at the garden shoppe where we bought 16 lillies (already planted them!) , seth a new shovel & rake and some wood chips. Then we headed to the library where we loaded up on I SPY books - which is good because the ones we have Seth has memorized LOL!!

Here are some shots of Seth I got this afternoon up at Daniel's Park - while these ones really aren't reflective of our great day - I have been wanting to get some photos of Seth by a brick or stone wall & today I had the opportunity ... though Seth wasnt real keen on the pose, I love how they turned out!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


YAY!!! Today Becky made my day!!!!! A while ago, she had asked me to help out with some samples for her new {soon to be the hottest kit club out there} kit Cardstock Trends BUT today she officially asked me to be on her DT!!! WHOOO WHOOOO!!!! I am soooooo excited to be part of this adventure with her!!

SO! With that said, be sure to enter the GRAND OPENING CONTEST!! and check out the grand opening sale when you sign up for a 6-month kit!!

***Join us in celebrating our GRAND OPENING May 4th-6th !!
Sign up for a 6 month subscription and receive 25% off your first month's kit !

In celebration of our grand opening Cardstock Trends is holding a layout contest! Contest runs April 16th- May 3rd at 12:00am CST. Winner will be announced Sunday May 6th!

Send your best cardstock layout to becky@cardstocktrends.com (limit one per person). You may use pattern paper also.. but there must be at least 50% cardstock used on the layout! The winner will receive a Free Month's Kit and their layout will be posted on the site for that month!

Sign up now and join the celebration!***

Thanks Becky for this FUN opportunity!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I have been tagged!

I have been tagged by Becky ... I think this is her way of making me blog ;)

Here are the rules:

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.

People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I tie my shoes with two bows.
2. I have a gold tooth (my bling - wayyyyyy in the back that no one can see LOL).
3. Some days I like my iMac other days I wish I would have stayed with my PC (sorry Andie and I did say some days lol).
4. I am an early bird - typically up before 7am on the weekends & before 5am during the week.
5. I have never lied about my weight - even when I was overweight I'd tell the truth.
6. I hate movies where people die (not talking the shoot 'em up movies but movies where I dont think the people need to die - I am more of a happily ever after kind-of-gal).
7. I love the smell {and taste} of coffee so much I wish they made a coffee scented airfreshner for my car LOL!

The following are tagged:

1. Nicole
2. Andie
3. MaryFrances
5. Kelli
6. Nikki
7. Patrizzia

OH & I will be checking up on you!! :)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Quote of the day

"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile
. . . initially scared me to death."
~Betty Bender

I will keep this in mind as we continually discuss relocating to Houston!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Skateboard Lessons!

Last week Seth's skateboard lessons were rescheduled to April 22nd & we closely watched the weather as the weather forcasters called for a blizzard - luckily the blizzard didnt happen and Seth's skateboard lessons DID!!!

So this morning at 7:45am we headed over to the skate park - mental note - do NOT wear flip flops at 7:45am on April 14th even though it will eventually get up to 60 degrees yet is only 30 degrees!! ACK!! I actually left at 8:30am to go put on warmer pants, socks & shoes 'cause I didnt want to lose a toe! Thankfully my mom & Rick stayed at the lessons to watch Seth!

The lessons were amazing!!! It was soooo awesome to watch Seth & the other boys improve in just the two short hours they were there - now Seth has lots of tricks & moves to practice this next week before his next class ... and I am sure our summer will be filled with afternoons at the skate park! :)

Here are some photos from today (and again - lol - don't let the blue skies trick ya into thinking it was warm ;) ):

Friday, April 06, 2007

Cardstock Trends!!

Be sure to check out the ROCKIN new kit club Cardstock Trends!

Check out the perfect spring colors in the May Kit!! What a way to make your debut!!

And let me tell you ... I have seen the June & August colors - YUMMO!! These colors make me want to scrap!!

Best of luck to ya Becky - I know BIG things are in store for you! :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Contest at scrapbookeronline.com


FOUR 4's

Since April is the fourth month ScrapbookerOnline.com is going overboard with FOURS!

April Contest rules & details:

* Submit a scrapbook layout that contains:
* a four letter word title (rated PG please)
* four photos
* four different patterned papers
* four lines of journaling

* Only ONE submission per person will be accepted.
* Please forward journaling in plain text along with the photo.

NOTE: No previously published work will be accepted.

1. All images will be displayed in our monthly contest gallery.
2. Open to US and Canada residents only.
3. Please include a supply list.
4. Our winner will be notified by e-mail and must respond within 2 weeks of notification.
5. Winner will be announced in our monthly newsletter and on our site.
6. Winning Layout: Our Design Team will select one winning layout. The winner of this contest will receive a $25.00 gift certificate for our online store.
7. All entries must be received between April 1, 2007 & April 30, 2007.

*Submissions can be made by emailing April2007Contest@scrapbookeronline.com Or by uploading it to the "April: Four 4’s" contest gallery"

MORE at www.scrapbookeronline.com