Friday, July 27, 2007

Cleaning out my supplies

Okay here are some things I CAN live with out. Only because I have extras that I kept. I am trying to clean out AND declutter.
I've been cleaning out my scraproom and found lots of things I've never used! They have to go!!! Prices do not include shipping. I will accept Pay Pal payments. Email me at if you have questions, to find out shipping amount or want to buy something.

Donna Downey books. I love these three books, but I got a second set as a gift.

NEW Photo Decor $10
NEW Decorative Journals $10

NEW Military Moments book $10

NEW Digital Quick Pages by Ali Edwards CD $10

NEW Clean & simple CD $10

Sizzix New $40

7 Gypsies Parenthesis stamp $5

7 Gypsies Frames & Tags Hudson Valley collection $1.50

Mermaid Tears Bodacious Babes Set of 3 $5

Mermaid Tears ribbon slides 3 circles and 2 hearts $2 for all 5

Quick Quotes set of 6. Mud puddles, Mine to keep boy, Mother, Family, Obsessive compulsive (2 of these) $3

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Horizontal stripes

I just love them how about you? I loved them so much that I painted horizontal stripes in my water closet (the room with the toilet).
Now to do some decorating in the master bath!

Portion Control

I know we all have a problem with portion control. But today I think that someone took it a bit to far. I live in the South, it's hot here! And everyone loves a nice cold chocolate ice cream cone. Right? And yes, sometimes I do make the scoops a bit larger than they should be. Not today! Take a look at what I mean.

Step One put kids down for a nap. (thinking about ice cream)

Step Two get supplies to make ice cream (thinking about ice cream)

Scoop. check

Ice cream. check

Cones. check


Step Three open cones and take one out.... What the heck! who shrunk the cones?

Step Four read box carefully.... "kids cones" WHAT??? That's what happens when you take 3 kids to grocery store with you. In the craziness of three kids, ALL telling me, at once, what they HAD to have, I picked up KID SIZE cones. Great, now I have to make three mini cones just to get one normal size cone. Which translates to I have to get up between cones to make another! Who thought these kid size cones were a good idea? And where do you find a scoop to fill them anyway? Craziness I tell you! I felt like a giant eating an tiny cone!

When the kids got up from nap and had a cone they laugh at them too!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Sew" much fun!

Guess what I've been up to... Sewing!

Christmas Gifts! What? Christmas in July? Yep that's what I've been working on Christmas gifts! With lots of little people to shop for this Christmas season, I wanted to find something that the kids AND parents would love. There are only so may toys you can buy a kid. And it seems mine have them all! I think I found something that everyone in the family will just love. Well... at least my little Keely did. Its a nap mat! (lets hope this will encourage her to take a nap!) It only took about 2 hours to make start to finish. I didn't have a pattern and if I did it probably still would have taken me that long! I found some that look similar on ebay but they were $100 +.... yep you read that correctly! Now a good bit of love and time went into this mat but I needed 7 of them. And dishing out over $700 for Christmas gifts for 7 kiddo's wasn't in the budget this year so I improvised and made my own. The fabric came from a little fabric store located in a quaint little town, Fayettville, TN. Its the kind of southern town that everyone knows everyone else. Lots of little shops to peek into around the town square. I even had lunch in the OLD jail. It had been renovated and turned into a restaurant. You could have lunch in one of the old cells. Very interesting and lunch was great too! Back to the store... The name of the store is Sirs Fabric. And I must say well worth the hour drive for me. The fabric is decorator quality fabric and the price.... well lets just say the MOST expensive was $3.99 a yard! We're talking 54 inch decorator fabric at that. I didn't know when I bought the fabric that I was making these nap mats or I would have bought a TON more. My sister in law and I originally went to get fabric to make a diaper bag. But I couldn't leave without some of the most yummy fabrics I've ever seen! Who could? Well certainly not me! Take a look at what I brought home.


Now I just have to go back and pick up some more boy friendly fabrics for three of the nap mats and of course I MUST stock up on some other girly girl fabrics. Right? Who knows when you need them!

Here is the finished project. Perfectly girly with my little sweeties name on it and a ribbon strap to carry it to those sleepovers.

All rolled up

Open view

I'm thinking I need to sell these. With school starting back soon, I'm sure they'd be a hit for any Kindergartner! **note to self** look into making some extras to sell.

Scrapbooking.... well I was able to work on a few things this week. My kit from Scrapbook Obsessions was packed FULL of delightful play things this month. I worked on a layout, an altered box and Creative Imaginations Alterable check book/Calendar cover. I've also been working on a few projects for the Frances Meyer Design Team. Two of my projects were selected for AC Moore Stores. Look for them in September at your local AC Moore! And make sure you pop over and check out Glitz Designs new web site. Lots of GREAT eye candy over there!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Here's my layout for the Scrapping with Grace Big Scrapper round 4. The theme was Extreme. And we could only use one photo on the layout. The journaling is under the photo, just lift the tab. And here's a little trick I learned from my friend Lynnise. Use a small square punch to make holes along the edge of your paper then tear the edges to look like torn paper. If you try this make sure you post a link. I would love to see what you've created.
Extreme Mom

Friday, July 13, 2007

Play Ball!!!

How can you resist this cute little face? Keely is playing T-ball this year for One Goal Sports and having so much fun. This is her on picture day. So cute!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Scrapbook Obsessions July Kit
Check out the August 2007 kit! Click here Scrapbook Obsessions

I'm going to be an Aunt again!!!!

My sister in law and her husband told us that they were going to have a baby~!!!!!! We are all so excited! It will be their first and my 10th niece or nephew on my husbands side!! Congrats To them and let the party planning Begin!

Here they are this past Thanksgiving . Aren't they the cutest things? And silly too!

Finally a post! Its been bit since I posted anything so I'm going to make up for that today! You lucky readers are going to get a peek at some of the projects I made for a new company that will be unveiling their fantastic goodies at CHA this Summer. Super yummy! Make sure you pop over and check them out on the new web site Glitz Design and their Blog.
Glitz Gift bag

Glitz Thank You Card

Glitz Silly Girls Paper Bag Album
Now I love my girls and everything that goes with having girls: bows, dresses, pink everything, dolls, dress up.. the list could go on and on! Enough of the girly girl stuff! Now for some Boy stuff!

My Boys Calender book

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Scrapping with Grace Round 2 layout

Here it is... my layout about motherhood! The journaling reads:
Everything I need to know about what matters in life I learned by being a MOM.
* There is always room for ice cream
* Boys are gross most of the time
* It’s more fun to give a gift than to get one
* Catching fire flies is fun at any age
* You always need your Mom
* Dirt doesn’t taste good
* It doesn’t matter what you wear as long as your happy with it
* Mom and Dad’s bed is the best place to sleep in the whole house
* Sing loud
* Believe that everyone is good at heart
* innocence is priceless
* Pigtails are really cute
* When you have a brother or sister you always have a friend you can count on
* Everyone needs a best friend
* You favorite “whatever” can change everyday
* A bedtime story would will make anyone sleep better
* the days are never long enough to get everything you want to get done
* Make a list for Santa, no matter how old you are
* Your Mother will always love you.