Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jennifer Fox-Six O'clock Wedding and Independent

Jennifer Fox has come up with an awesome Wedding kit. It's actually Pink, black, and green but hey...I can alter the pink to red right?! LOL It's available here. And yes! It's on SALE!
And her other new kit: Independent available at FPD.

Monday, June 29, 2009

38 days

So yeah...I hate to even post this because I know I will get HATE MAIL from a few people...but...38 more days before I leave for Cali!!! WHOOT WHOOT!!! Dudes and dudettes, you must know, I am totally excited for this mini trip. I can hardly wait. Again, I know some of you don't want to hear it but I can't hardly keep it to myself right now. I so need to see my girl Shell again. I wish a few others would be there...shelley, wendy, betsey. I would love to see you too. I have made a promise to Shelley that we will get together within a years time too. Just have to get the finances around. Maybe when I hit the jackpot? Not sure what jackpot but there has to be something out there for me, huh?! LOL So do be a hater...but tell me how much you are jealous of me! Make me feel good! heehee

Sunday, June 28, 2009


What a whirlwind few days. Let's see...I had six kits released by my designers in a matter of 2 days. I think they all got together and wanted to see me panic! LOL
But ummm...you guys are in for a few really good treats soon! Just sayin'!

So let see...what have I been up too?
Thursday...worked all day.
Friday: Met Bev for a super fast breakfast date with the boys. Then left with my sister for road trip to WV to the Fiestaware Tent Sale! Ahhh...
Saturday: hit the sale. Drove back home. We weren't even gone 24 hrs! Fast shoppers! Got a super cool email! More to come on that later. Not sure I can say anything yet.
Sunday: Scrappped all day trying to catch up with all the kits my designers released. I can't share them yet though. Sorry.

Monday is super busy day too. (work, plus Will has to read to the school board)
Tuesday: Open for now
Wednesday: Ginger Hair cut
Thursday: work all day

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What swim suit are you?

You Are a One Piece Swimsuit
You are a bit conservative and traditional.
And you are not at the beach to put your body on display!

You are a low maintenance person. You like to look good, but you're not vain.
Your taste tends to be sophisticated. You always opt for classy over trashy.
http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofswimsuitareyouquiz/">WhatKind of Swimsuit Are You?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stupid Law in Providence, RI

oh my freaking gosh....you have got to be kidding me: READ THIS LAME LAW:

According to law, no store in Providence is allowed to sell a toothbrush and toothpaste to the same customer on Sundays. Mouthwash and a toothbrush is fine, though!

WHAT?? what could the reason possibly be??? This was a quote in a Digi Store newsletter and I was like, oh come on...so I had to go research it. Weird!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Poor Zander

We have watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 for years. Since the beginning really. Zander LOVES that show. Well, tonight while we were watching the "new" show they announced they were splitting up. He looked at me with the saddest eyes I have ever seen on him. I just sorta laughed at him to keep the mood light. But inside I was fighting back tears. Just as I am doing now typing this. He said, How sad that they have come this? What??? He's 10. What 10 y.o. has the mind set to ask such a question or to even recognise the magnitude of what happened? Should I be worried? Or proud? I have raised an extremely sensitive child and I think that's pretty cool. Both my boys are sensitive children. And I love that about them. They can be tender and soft but still be BOYS. Man...I have done a wonderful job so far! I just pray those poor Gosselin children grow up healthy, happy, and strong mentally. Wow...wouldn't want to be in their shoes for NOTHING. I feel soooo sad for them. All of them.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Just stumbled upon this new site. I guess it opened up June 5th? Huh? I have NOT looked around here so I am not saying anything good or bad about it...just sayin'!
The slogan caught my eye...reminded me of Shari Boggs new business name. Things that make you go hmmmm. I've been working with Shari for well over a couple months with this name. Co inky dink for sure.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Arisu Template

So I bought this template and I have been scared to death to try it! LOL I finally just decided that I wanted to do it up and give it to my BFF's Nephew (whose wedding I just shot) and his new bride. I LOVE IT! There are 73 pictures on here! Can you believe it?! When I bought it you could get either the template or the action. I have no clue how to use actions so...I went with the template. Now I am thinking I should have got the actions after spending HOURS uploading those pictures and resizing them. UGH...Why do I do this to myself!? LOL I hope they love it for the amount of time it took to create. I am going to print it 8x10 and figure out something to put on the bottom edge so they can hang it up. Gotta get my thinking cap on.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Kristin Aagard-Birdsong

Kristin just released this super cute mini kit called Birdsong. Available at GP or Oscrap.


So!!! I can't be with you today but know that I am thinking of you today and we will have CAKE when I get there in August, ok!


Jennifer Fox-Simple Beauty

Jennifer Fox has a new kit out called Simple Beauty. Its so pretty and soft. It's also on sale right now. Head over to FunkyPlaygroundDesigns.com!

Sweet Challenges

Still playing along at SSD challenges to get my 40% off coupon! What I won't do to save money, eh?!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Strawberry picking

I went strawberry picking for my first time ever on Wednesday! we had a ball. We picked 8 pounds and I am embarrassed to say...they are ALMOST GONE! Zander went nuts and ate a ton of them! LOL but better them than chips, right! He was so awesome. He helped me cut them ALL too. I washed and de topped and he cut them with the pampered chef slicer. Took us a while but we got it done! I have the best kids ever.

Krystal Hartley-Shabby Baby

Well Krystal has teamed up with Misty Cato again to bring you Shabby Baby! Here's a gift I did for a friend of my sisters. They just had their second son a couple weeks ago. This kit will out tomorrow morning or really late tonight at SSD and remember, all new kits are 20% off on Saturdays ONLY!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's your gift?

Your Gift is Sensitivity
You are easily moved, and you have a strong emotional reaction to almost everything.
Your sensitivity helps you get a lot out of life. You appreciate every moment more.

It's hard for you to divorce yourself from your feelings. You notice every little thing around you.
You're the type of person who finds empathy and compassion easy.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ettes & Co. Splash N Summer

The Ettes have just released a NEW COLLECTION called Splash N Summer. It's more than a beach kit. Think Cruise, Popsicles, ice cream, pool, picnics, family reunions, bathtime, BBQ's, Cherry picking. Geez...you could do a lot with this kit! And the Ettes have now informed us that they will have their NEW COLLECTIONS on SALE for the first few days of the releases now!! Whoot! 20% off this kit until June 21...FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! Get it! Good...now go buy it!

More Sweet Challenges

Just a few layouts for the Sweet Shoppe Challenges this month.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Peta Boardman-Fantasy

Peta Boardman-Fantasy available at ScrapbookGraphics.com

Kristin Aagard-Pond Play

Super duper cute kit! Available at GP or Oscrap and it's on sale!

Nascar aahhhhhh

So! We went to our very first Nascar Race yesterday. WOW! It was so awesome. My Sister and I sat together and then Josh, Zander & Our soon to be Nephew(cousin) sat in another section together. My sister has never shown an interest in it but went for Zander. I *think* I might have got her hooked in a little! Maybe?! Come on...you have to admit it was totally awesome and way fun! Our seat were on turn 4 and when David Stremme hit those barrels we were just watching and I have the photos!! heehee. He was fine otherwise I wouldn't have chuckled. I am still living on a high from it! I took 127 photos. Huh...did I watch the race or just photograph it? Oh...I told my sis I would give up a body part to be the photographer shooting thru the fence cut-out. ahhh...Or to be up on the platform with the TV crews. But the best news....Jeff Gordon took SECOND!! Sure he would have been in 4th if the leaders hadn't run out of gas but everything works out as it should, right! LOL GO GORDON!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Battle Creek Balloon Festival

Hoping we can do this again this year! It was fun last year chasing down the balloons! LOL

Friday, June 12, 2009


IT'S ALMOST TIME!!!! I'm freaking out!!!!! I'm so darn excited I can hardly stand it! Zander's watching qualifying, right now! Need to head to the store soon to make up "snacks" for ....wonder what they call it??? PIT-GATING?! LOL or TailGating?
Amy Jo, I'm making something "LIGHT" just for you! My special Salsa!! Get some BAKED TORTILLA CHIPS and you can enjoy it too! Freeze some water bottles too. SUN BLOCK, EAR PLUGS, TICKETS! Don't forget them!
See ya tomorrow Sis! Wahooo!!! So gonna have fun. I will make you a Nascar Nut yet!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm Salty...what are you?

You Are Salty
There's something about you that makes the world a better place.
You make life more colorful, more flavorful, and more vibrant.

You get along well with others. You always have something to add.
Without realizing it, people can become very addicted to you.
http://blogthings.com/whattasteareyouquiz/">What Taste Are You?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SSD challenge

For Color Challenge at SSD. Uses Krystal Hartley's Song Sung Blue kit at SSD.
I'm playing along all month long at SSD with their challenges. I lifted a layout by a SugarBabe named Sammi. It was her girly girl layout.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Layouts a go-go

Been busy doing Sweet Challenges at SSD!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Favorite Zoo Animal

My favorite animal to visit at the Binder Park Zoo is the Giraffe Exhibit. It's a hands on event! LOL Literally! They are just amazing animals! What's your favorite animal at the zoo?

Krystal Hartley-Everyday Play & Under the Sea

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ettes & Co.- Some Beach....Somewhere

OMG!!!! This kit is A M A Z I N G! Best one yet in my opinion! Who doesn't have summer/water pictures, really?! Watch for it to show up in the store today! Here's the original photo of Zander for those who are wondering. So even if you think the photo is NOT the best you've ever taken...keep it! You never when you might need it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Volunteer of the Year

So yeah...I won an award! I was Volunteer of the Year for Hudson Area Schools! Yay me! You can read the article from our small town paper if you want. HERE
You will have to scroll down some towards the bottom of the page. You can't miss me! LOL And then there is an article about the Box Top contest on there too and it has the boys in the picture too! We all made the paper this week! LOL
I have over 700 hours this year alone. And I feel it. But I wouldn't have it any other way. My goal is that it will be repaid in the END, right! Pay it forward. That's my motto.

Let's Date Freebie

Ok...So I get to give away my very first ever freebie on my blog! WHOOT!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Jennifer Fox-New designer

Here we go~Jennifer Fox was nice enough to ask me to be on her CT! Sweet! I couldn't resist. I didn't want to pick up anymore work due to summer coming but I just couldn't say no! So here's the scoop on her. She and I have worked together on Krystal Hartley's CT for awhile. Well she did the FunkyPlaygroundDesigns design contest last month or when ever it was...and she was picked! So....she is now a designer at FPD!!! So go check her out!!! Here's what I have done with her kits! And her releases for next week...mmmm! They're good!