Wednesday, December 31, 2008
If you know me or have seen my work before, you know I scrap my life as is.
For some scrappers it is all about capturing those precious beautiful moments and having a happy loving album. For others it is about recording life.
For me, it is therapy and leaving my story behind for others to see.
Now this is the FIRST page ever, that I had to walk away from because I was so ANGRY making it I wanted to hit something. It is about how my EX husband broke my back several years ago.
Actually he knocked me unconscious in the bathroom and when I woke he was so angry I passed out, he said I was faking it so he threw me down and kicked me so many times, I do not remember, then he broke a chair over my back and beat me until I passed out again.
I spent 3 months in therapy and the hospital.
I have back pain every single day. Some days it is BAD some days it is bearable.
Lately it has been unbearable and I have been grumpy from it. I wake grumpy
and go to sleep grumpy.
My husband now is so understanding but it pisses me off.
The Guttergirlz Prompt got me thinking and I make this page.
IN case your curious the journaling says
I am so f*king tired of waking up every single day knowing I will be in pain all day long
and it will never change. Yet YOU walk free and upright.
I wish when you threw me down and kicked me until I passed out, I would have stood up and some sort of monster would have arisen in me and you would have been on the floor.
So I blame myself 2, How sick is that?
Well, you did it.
You broke me.
My back and body cannot be fixed.
But guess what asshole? I still have my mind and my spirit.
I might be pissed today but I can live with myself. So ROT IN HELL!
(second journaling spot)
Ya 11 years and it still F**king hurts!! It's hard to trust God knows what He is doing.
But he must or Bill would have killed me that night.
Oh and all of the supplies I used came from the #2 kit in Treasured Scrapbooking and items from the store. Can you believe I got the paint and 5 other bottles for 2.50?? Love TS stuff!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Every year I make my FIL a card and struggle with it more than any layout LOL
It's the whole card and masculine thing.
But I am happy with it. I used the Kit #2 from last month at Treasured Scrapbooking.
I will be mailing out prizes for Just Scrappin' and this blog tomorrow.
I have them packaged and ready to go.
I just cannot believe it is almost 2009.
I am ready scrap-wise but everything else...well I just need a few more days! LOL
I did start cleaning my scrap room which technically should be called my Pig Stye,
until last night
Hubby was a doll and took down all my decorations...woohoo...getting clean and ready for the New Year!
Thanks for stopping by
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I went to scrap on my own and this is what I came up with, or maybe
it is because I am still in Christmas mode and not Thanksgiving.
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, we get out our "red goblets"
or red "goblins" as my son calls them.
and our pretty snowman plates.
My son is just enamored by the red goblets, he freaks out...insisting they be filled with ice water immediately! I am so scared he will break them but for 2 years now....
they have managed to survive LOL
It is so cute and definitely one of our family traditions.
I think I will journal it all on the back of the LO.
This one was so minimal.
I found a super deal at Micheal's yesterday! Man, Oh man!
FaLaLa Tiny alphas for 1.50!
I am going back to buy more today so I can RAK them out!
So look for some fun tiny alphas next week! WOOHOO!
Ohhh....and a winner for those fun PINK Rain Dots!!
Woo Hoo Pinky!!!! Way to go! I can't imagine how excited you must be, I am excited for you!
December 27, 2008 4:09 PM
Marilyn PLEASE send me your address!
Thanks for coming by everyone else.
As always I wish I had 50 packages to give away.
Have a beautiful day
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I know I missed a few days of blogging, due to the holidays and family time.
I always feel so bogged down the day after Christmas.
But today I woke up to a great surprise email!
Hello! We are emailing you to let you know that the following project(s) you submitted to Scrap n' Art have been picked up for publication in our January/February issue:
Good Wet Fun
Do you remember?
What You Stole
Please remove this/these project(s) from any online blogs, galleries, or forums until March 1st, 2009. You will be able to download the Jan/Feb issue of Scrap n' Art on January 1st at www.scrapnart.com
PLEASE be sure to download Scrap'N'Art on the first!
It is FREE!
So not 1 or 2 but FOUR Lo's accepted for submission! WOOHOO! That makes me HAPPY!
And in the spirit of Giving and The New Year, I decided it was high time I did another RAK!
So how about some RAIN DOTS in my favorite color??!! PINK!
Leave a comment here between now and Sunday at 12noon and I will choose a winner tomorrow.
IF by chance you want to leave a comment for someone else as well as yourself, then go right ahead. They will have a chance as well but you will need to be able to provide info for me to mail it!
Oh and I did scrap last night! WOOHOO!
So it's a good day.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I just want to say to everyone who stops by here to visit me.
Thank YOU ALL!
And I wish you from the bottom of my heart....
Thank YOU for chatting with me throughout the year, and giving me
the encouragement to keep on crafting and spreading the crafty cheer.
~Love and well wishes~
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
be framing them for my wall. I think down the hallway would look nice.
They all have a more toned rustic look. Soft browns and subtle shadings.
So far I am pleased with the look.
I did not want to embellish much, I wanted ALL the focus to be on the photos.
I will share all of them when the DT stuff comes out in January and the last one is published.
Its just about time for Christmas Eve.
I have butterflies and am excited for my boys, every year I get the same giddy joy.
This is what I made yesterday
PB and Chocolate fudge. Event he husband eats it! And he is a picky B*** hehehe
Monday, December 22, 2008
I am FREAK OF THE WEEK on ScrapFreak!
One of my favorite sites to play on.
It's relaxed and fun.
I did an interview for it and posted a couple of my Fave Lo's.
Fun stuff! I love my online buddies!
Now today I plan on baking for Christmas Eve and spending some time with my boys.
I did scrap 3 pages and 3 altered items this weekend but it is all for the January DT at Treasured Scrapbooking.
So, no sharing just yet...
Ok maybe one sneak peeK??Or two??
Have a GREAT Day and Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
For the FIRST TIME EVER, my 5 yr old son spoke to Santa.
I have never in his 5 years gotten a picture with him anywhere NEAR Santa.
Even last year he would NOT go near him, not his chair, his lap, his freakin gift bag!
This year, he said "NO" , but....when we got there, he shocked his momma.
He walked right up and sat down beside him and said
"I want a Thomas The Train Canyon Track set!"
He smiled and repeated....Santa did not understand so I said it clearly.
He stayed and smiled for pictures, then got up happy as can be!
YEA!!!!! This is a HAPPY Tired momma tonight!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I ADORE this picture.
Hubby did NOT understand why...Oh why?? Did I have to take 40 shots....I calmly explained...because inevitably only 1 or 2 out of the 40 will even be usable.
And sure enough...I had TWO shots that I could use!
And no we are not the Norman Rockwell painting family....or even the Cleavers, or the Harriets (yea getting old school on ya aren't I?! I mean who under 50 BUT me remembers Ozzie and Harriet??)
But we are happy, and my children are not the quiet timid boys, they are active, crazy, happy and these are the moments I TREASURE!
Oh and for Scrappy schtuff, I made this memory box from
Kit 2 for my DT work at Treasured Scrapbooking.
I do not know what to do with it. But it was fun to make!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday we TRIED and TRIED to see Santa but to no avail.
So instead of making an "I saw Santa" LO I made this one. Hahaha
But I had fun making it and it had been quite a few days since I had last scrapped.
Scrapping really has become a therapy for me for sure!
It's like I NEED it to relax some days and I feel so happy when I am done.
Energized even....so does that mean I am addicted??
Is Scrap my drug of choice??hehe
Well, it could be worse!
I also received my January Kit for TS today and WOW am I excited! It is beautiful!
I cannot wait to crack into this bad boy!
Well, I am off to spend the morning with my son at school and have breakfast.
He is so darn excited and honestly so am I.
I am nervous too because I am not sure where to go or what to do.
Having been home schooled, school always feels like jail to me.
Wish me luck!
Merry Christmas to everyone, oh and Adrienne your package was mailed yesterday!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Still have a sick baby so I am running slightly behind.
Oh and I forgot to put up my reveal from my DT Kit on Treasured Scrapbooking,
so here is another page I did from that yummy kit. I do love me some Jenni Bowlin papers.
Did I mention I have a winner to the Bella BLVD paper pack??
And the winner is.....
*randomly drawn in Random.org*
So please email me your address so I can get this out in the mail asap!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
It has been a rough couple days filled with my baby being very sick
and breathing treatments, etc....
But I did promise to post instructions on how to make the ornament....I had so many requests...so here it is....and I have not forgotten tonight's drawing! So I will be back.
(on a quick side note...
Cosmo Cricket just placed one of my Lo's in their gallery!
If you cut 3" or larger!. I did on this one as an experiment and it has ended up ON TOP of
my tree as a star!
with one side showing and then the opposite on the other 5.
***VERY IMPORTANT*** this is NOT a flat ornament so do not glue the flaps down.
It is a cylinder...so just glue the seams together and leave it popped up.
One you cover the seams with ribbon or pearls and add a button you are good to go!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Now for those of you who have not been able to get Bella or want some more, this is the RAK for you!
They have sent me a special set of papers...
PLUS The great Family Journaling and accent stickers on a 12X12 sheet!
What I need you to do is once again visit the Bella BLVD blog, we need to show them
that I am indeed getting the word out about their products! So I need as many comments as possible...and if you refer a friend to BELLA and they comment on Bela's Blog you will receive
Not one but TWO entries! And one lucky winner will take home this great Package!
Thanks YOU Bella BLVD!
Since this is an extra special RAK it will be open until TUESDAY NIGHT at 8PM!
And in other news LOL
One of the girls on Treasured Scrapbooking is hosting a Perpetual Calendar Kit Class
so if you are interested here is a link.
It is 23.95
And I wanted to share a special ornament with my friends (you all) this morning.
When I was a child I never had any ornaments of my own, nor any traditions.
My husband knows this and he knows how important it is to me
to create those for my children now.
But he also knows how much it would mean to have something of my own.
So he went out the last couple years and bought me my own
special Hello Kitty (my favorite) ornaments.
He has always done so much for me especially to help me gain full control of my life
and bring back what he could for me.
This is one of my favorite ornaments.
No it is not expensive and it is not super fancy, but it holds the meaning of Christmas to me.
LOVE, Compassion, RESPECT and endearment.
So Merry Christmas to you and your family, wherever they may be and however you may celebrate!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Well, I have not scrapped much this weekend.
As the holiday approaches I find myself busier and busier.
Yesterday we finally started our shopping, usually I have it done but this year we are behind.
And today we will be visiting Santa.
It was so fun yesterday, I baked so much this week and I made little trays for all the neighbors...6 pieces of fudge...4 Rice Crispy Treats, 6 molasses cookies, 4 Chocolate chip cookies, 4 butterscotch oatmeal cookies, and last but not least...4 hand frosted sugar cookies, and of course all are home made.
I took all 3 boys and we went door to door delivering plates...simply saying MERRY CHRISTMAS and handing out the goodies...
The looks on their faces surprised me.
It was a mixture of shock and well....uncomfortable shock LOL
So I quickly said " I won't keep you just wanted to say Merry Christmas" and I stepped away.
I didn't mean to make anyone uncomfortable.
I mean it is Christmas...and I do bake for neighbors, I always have.
2 of those neighbors came over with a present for my son when he fell.
So I hope it spreads a little Christmas love.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'all! and to all a good Sunday!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Ok OK I wish it was! hehehe
I am in a festive mood I tell you what!
I FINALLY Finished decorating my TREE! WOOHOO
...and here is another ornament I made!And in the middle of the crop this weekend, I am BAKING!
So far I have made...Chewy Molasses cookies, Rice Crispy Treats, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies, 3 pounds of fudge, Sugar Cookies,
and I have pumpkin butter cooking!
So I am on a roll and plan on taking large plates to all the neighbors!
FUN STUFF! I love Christmas! The holidays make me cheery and so full of love.
Nothing makes me happier then being able to give.
Last year we were in a cramped apt. and had no neighbors or friends...
this year is just so much better!
So have a beautiful day y'all and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Friday, December 12, 2008
OK, I know I said it before but this weekend is my crop weekend at Treasured Scrapbooking.
So if you want to learn how then stop on by!
Also my challenge is to make a Christmas Sign!
Oh and if your wondering about the papers I used?? ALL of them are Cloud 9. The wonderful Rebbecca sent them to me from a RAK on the Fiskateers! I am so tickled with them too!
Honestly this is the first Cloud 9 paper line I have fallen in love with! I WILL be buying more!
Have a GREAT weekend!
And I have a special RAK coming up from Bella BLVD next week as well, so stay tuned!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I have sick boys at home and instead of fun scrappy gal, I get to be tired mommy. hehe
But I did wrangle my 13 yr old son into helping me make this video. Now mind you I know I sound like a crazy woman my words are all fubbled up. But you get the idea so it's good enough for me!
This is a quick tutorial on How to Use you USX or Fiskars Ultra ShapeXpress Shape Cutter.
I know so many people who have thrown them out or given them away or taken them back.
Well, I was blessed enough to have Wendy Jo show me how to use it, so I thought I would pay it forward to anyone who needs to learn how.
Have a beautiful day.
It is snowing here and chilly.
Oh and don't forget! The Crop at Treasured Scrapbooking begins TOMORROW!
Come join me for some fun!
I will be hosting a make and take Just Add Scraps
and a STEAL the RAK game too!
Plus BINGO by Lisa!
All of us have worked hard for some fun stuff!
Great prizes and great friends!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Today is WINDY here and cool, I am happy to be inside!
OK You know my sponsor for the month, Bella BLVD?
Well, they are on the HUNT for 6 Designers.
I know I will be trying out for it. Why not you??
Just click here.
Or on the picture.
And for other news....A friend of mine is doing an altered CLOCK class @
It has the new MIA Crate Paper. YUMMY!
And on a personal note...
Where I am on the Design Team with CHERRIE!
Well on December 12th to the 14th we are having a BIG Christmas CROP!
I personally will be hosting challenges and games with RAKs as well as the other girls!
I promise it will be fun! Come join us at least for the crop!
Tell them Pinky sent ya!
I have been working on 2 special projects with step by step instructions on one.
FREE of course and just for fun!
One of them is a Just Add Scraps Project.
So come play with me!
Now off to sew for me.
I am working on 3 Layouts but cannot share them because they are for publishing right now.
And the last 2 I made are for the crop. So I have nothing new today ):
Have a great day anyways!
Monday, December 8, 2008
You might be wondering what this is....let, me explain.
It seems a couple places want to publish my Layouts!
SO I needed to make my first "Out for Publication" Picture to replace the Layout from other sites while it is being published, Pretty cool huh??
So far it has just been online magazines and places on the web,
but my goal for next year is to be in a real paper magazine.
I am excited today because my acrylic LO will be published next month...WOOHOO!
(more details later).
Well off to bake today and sew again.
Just thought I would share in the excitement.
Have a beautiful day and thank YOU for stopping by to see me!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Well, I finally decided on a Christmas card for our family this year, and well, this is IT. hehe
I used black felt for the belt and my XL Fiskars "You Bracket, You Bought It" Squeeze Punch for the belt buckle. And of course lots of gold stickles.
Now honestly I never thought I would get much use out of this punch, but I won it so I kept it (which is rare usually I give away what I win). But lastnight at midnight, I was damn happy I kept that punch.
I like the card overall. I do need some darker red cardstock to finish it all up.
And here is what I spent yesterday doing.
Now I am from OREGON and used to big old beautiful trees.
The one thing I cannot get used to in the south is the bushy lightweight bare trees they have.
It was 20 degrees here in TN and a windy ass cold day!
But we donned out coats and went tree hunting.
Now granted this is a pretty tree but by golly it took us OVER 1 hour to find this thing LOL
And I am afraid to put ornaments on it!
Those branches are so flimsy and soft...its like a weak tree.
So for now we only have lights until I get the courage to try and put ornaments on it.
Now don't get me wrong I am happy with the tree, and I will get used to this...but it will take me a couple years I think.
The boys had fun chopping it down and that's what counts!
Well, off to my family today! There are pictures to take and groceries to buy.
Have a beautiful Sunday
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I love making these, in fact Christmas is my favorite time of year to sew. It's so fun and creative.
Oh and if you look below I did pick a winner from Random.org.
Oh and for the second name...I will be sending another PRIZE OUT! WOOHOO!
There were 45 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
Timestamp: 2008-12-06 15:29:23 UTC
Have a beautiful weekend!
Dolores and Joan, please email me your address's!!!!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
This RAK is valued over 15.00
and has everything to get you started on your Christmas Projects,
SILVER Christmas Cosmo Cricket Rub-ons
Blackboard Alphas (over 50 pieces)
33 adhesive backed Cosmo Cricket Alphas and some CUTE fabric tags from Making Memories
And I will ONLY be drawing ONE name!
Of course I need you to do a small thing for me.
I want to show BELLA BLVD that we are supporting them this month
since they are sponsoring Just Scrappin'
So please go by their blog right here
And leave a message saying PINKY or Cristal From Just Scrappin' sent you
And let them know what you think of their products too!
They are a new company and I LOVE their papers!
Then come right back here and leave me a note letting me know.
Once you are verified you are in the drawing!
And who knows?? I might just have one more goody up my sleeve for a second
participant *wink wink*
You have until midnight tonight!
Have a beautiful day and thank you for stopping by
Thursday, December 4, 2008
So here is the winner
LOVE this stuff!! PICK ME PICK ME!!
December 3, 2008 10:03 AM
Tally Scrappers had a challenge this week to ONLY use 6 words and just describe your life/feelings/etc.... So I did this Layout lastnight.
My scrap pages are always very therapeutic and it amazes me what comes into my head things I do not think of daily, when I am scrapping.
It almost feels like I go straight down deep into my soul and instantly start reflecting.
The embellishments and everything, I just feel like I am speaking through them. And I always feel so complete and satisfied when I am done. I guess that is just another perk to scrapping! Like there aren't enough already! hehe
Oh and I used the Noel Mignon Home Sweet Home kit for this LO