Saturday, May 31, 2008


One of the Fiskateers is having surgery so I whipped up this card this morning.
You know the Lacy Days Of Summer Border punch is so much fun. I still am not sure why i HAD to have it and why I need it, I mean how much use will I truly get out of it in the end? BUT its fun with card making. And this is American Crafts double sided paper which I adore!! Its heavy enough for cards and light enough to scrap and not warp! woohoo!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Your so vain......

Its that time of year again, time to get down with my funky self!
LOL Yes, vain I know but you only live once.

So this is the first time in a LONG time, I have worn piggytails(or as hubby calls them handles! :P)....and Poor Gage my 4 yr old almost pissed himself.....

He took my hand and in awe....stared up at my hair and said "DOUBLE MOM DOUBLE".....I said "what?" He said "You have 2 hairs Mommy 2 hairs!"
He kept staring for about 30 minutes following me around like a puppy dog LOL
I still say the first woman a boy falls in love with is his MOTHER! I see it every day in his eyes.

Today i got dressed and had my hair down and he grabbed my face and said "NO MOMMY go get DOUBLES" he wanted those ponytails again hahahaha

The other quite freakin adorable thing he did was grab my face tonight with both hands and he stared into my eyes and said "YOUR AWESOME MOMMY AWESOME!"
Mind you I had just been mad at him for not wanting to eat one bean I asked him to try! And I said I am mad! But he just sees nothing but love.

How guilty can i feel for one whole night. I mean golly I just want him to be healthier! That kid would eat hot dogs and Hamburgers and nothing but, hell he DOES! I have to beg him to even try one piece of corn and heaven forbid he eats anything GREEN!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

In the Groove~~

Well sort of anyways. I feel like I am getting back in the scrappy groove.
I did this Layout lastnight for a photo swap, *shhh* I am not supposed to reveal until June First!
I don't know why I sign up for these things! I about had a coronary doing it.
I means Number one its for another scrapper and Number two its for a REALLY GOOD scrapper! I have been scrapping 6 months now and she has for years! AND I don't have all the latest greatest supplies!
So I hope she likes it.

Typical ME I ran out of Thickers so I had to use an H upside down for a Y!
Its Basic Grey paper which I LOVE and I used Tim Holtz Crackle paint for the first time.
Let me just say this about Tim Holtz Crackle paint...How freakin cool is it that it comes with its own brush! OMG like way cool!
And the wing is Grungeboard which I am ok with but it hates INK it absorbs it almost completely! I ended up crackling the edges for dimension.
I print out two pictures and cut out the Caution Hot and 3-D it back on the original picture.
It has WAY more dimension than I was able to photograph.
Overall I like the Layout minus the Title....but hey whatcha going to do when you run out of letters??
*Improvise* is my middle name!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back to Scrapping?

OH how i HOPE so! Hopefully tonight I will find some time.

OK update on me....
#1 It's Justice's Birthday today! My first born is 6!
#2 I talked to a woman this week who thinks the Nanny on TV is super HOT! So I watched the Nanny and she is quite pretty.....not I want to be lesbian pretty but pretty nonetheless.

#3 I totally had this weird hot lesbian dream lastnight about me and a chinese girl?! And she was so in love and wanted to take me to how weird is that number one? And number two why?? Why did I completely remember it in full color? I think my mind is slipping!

#4 Sewing machine NOT fixed but new one working slow as shit though.

#5 Van might be fixed? I hope so anyways! Changed water pump...still leaking....changed gasket still leaking, pulled out hair ...still leaking, bashed head in wall...still leaking! Now changing hose. *fingers crossed*

Ahhhh life....**it happens! hahaha

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back to work!

Well this weekend was pretty rough. The van broke down for the first time ever. The water pump went out we replaced it and guess what? ITS STILL LEAKING! Shoot me! LOL And my sewing machine went KAPOOTTT! My lifeline, my employment, my money maker!
Thanks goodness for Sears credit card is all I have to say.
I cried like a little baby for an hour over that stupid machine. Lord help me I loved it.
And back to making dresses lastnight and this morning for the joys of the plus sized world LOL

Hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day. I can't complain we are alive and well.
In the grand scheme of things it was just another day and we are thankful for what we have.
*over and out*

Monday, May 26, 2008

It might not be pretty.....

My new scrapbooking and sewing room all to myself!! No kids, not clothing, no bed! JUST crafts and work! (room not organized yet but its getting there)

I bought a used table and chairs for 55.00 and when I sew and serge and scrap, I won't have to drag a chair from spot to spot. I know they are not pretty but they are stable and functional! I am so happy!
And my kitchen is unpacked 90& and the rest of the house is getting there!
Hopefully I can resume normal scheduling and routine soon!, My poor sewing machine broke yesterday and I cried for an hour. MY car broke down too! I am so thankful we have 3 days off to repair and fix things. EEK!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fat chicks swim too!

I was trying to recover some pictures from my crash last week and lo and behold this one popped up on my desktop LOL of all the pictures!
So I got to thinking. Ya, I am fat but I am pretty danged cute too! This is me last year in my super cool bathing suit! I don't look like a stuffed marshmallow, I don't look like a skank crammed into a bikini, I just look like ME. Fun adventurous! And someone who LOVES the beach and LOVES to swim!

So I don't care that your fat or embarrassed, get off your ass and get in the water!
Most likely I am bigger than you and I look damn good and so will you, well not quite as good as me Hahahaha!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Welcome HOME Hobbs Family, welcome Home.

I think that pretty much says it all, welcome home.
This is a picture of ME entering TN! A picture I actually LIKE! LOL
And our new to us Red Couch! We found on Craigslist for 280 with 3 nice tables.
Also the boys all got Nashville Cowboy hats! LOL

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Since I have no scrappy fun to show

I have been tagged!
have been tagged before and this would be the first time that I will be replying to a tag since it only needs six answers. And this time I've been tagged by

Here are the rules:

1) Link back to the person who tagged you.
2) Post these rules on yout blog.
3) Share six unimportant things about yourself.

I probably won't tag anyone since I am so swamped But I will answer.

1. I can stick a pencil through my nose due to an accident I was in
2. I let my toenails grow long in winter and clip them in spring
3. I hate eating onions
4. I love eating broccoli
5. I watch too much TV
6. I love Big Love!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

In Tennessee and doing just fine!

Well, we made it to Nashville just fine and left a day early. Although our items just arrived this evening so I have about 2 months of unpacking to do!! *OH MY*

The house is wonderful and of course TN is beautiful.

On another note. I found a Guest judge and have found a few sponsors for Just Scrappin' so in the next couple months we should be having some fun contests and swaps going on.

I know its small now but we have over 30 members and many very active members, at least 15 to 20 a day! not bad for less then 2 months old!

I have applied to a few sponsors so we will see what kind of kits and prizes I will find woohoo!!

If you want a small scrappy space with no drama and just some unbiased clean fun chat. Then come on by and check it out. Its not all scrappy chat, lots of really nice friendly girls in there and a real good group of kind women.
We will most likely be moving to a bigger board in the next 3 months but as always i will keep ya updated.

Have a great day from Nashville!!!!! ~Pinky~

Monday, May 12, 2008

Off to Nashville I go

Another page for my sister's album
Older Daisy D paper, my cuttlebug Pailsey embossing folder, some Queen and CO felt
and an arm falling off worth of stamping! LOL

I managed to squeeze out one more Layout this weekend, before packing my Scrap Booking stuff away and hiding them behind boxes from myself! I kept making a mess while trying to pack, so this time I put them all behind other boxes so it would be a great effort to take them out.
This one I lifted from a great Scrapper on Treasured Scrapbooking~ Dolores.
Well, this is the last post for me, for about a week or maybe more. I am leaving Thursday , off to Nashville! See y'all on the flip side.....Peace out~~~~~~~ hahahahaha

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Mother's Dream Come True

I have to admit, these candid shots of Andrew on the beach with the boys are my absolute favorite!!! I could not ask for a better memory as a mom then seeing my boys imitate their father who is strong and silent but moral and just a beautiful man.
I think I could snap 1000 shots and never tire of it.
I wanted the picture to speak in this LO so I left it very simple.
I love KI lace paper but have not used it as a page yet, only as embellishment on a solid page. This was fun and I truly LOVE it!!
Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there. I know I have stalkers and I love every one of ya!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Nothing wrong with the not so new papers!

I still find much use and pleasure from "last season's" paper and embellishments, heck even the season before!!!
This is all from last years Sassafras Lass Paper. I know it might be cool to have the latest and greatest and yes it is SO much fun but I so like the classics as well.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Album for Others

Do you ever make albums for other people?
My sisters sent me about 20 or so pictures, I am about halfway done. I just finished this one yesterday.
My stepmom and step sister have the exact same eyes, it is crazy cool!
I used a ton of flowers on this one.
I hand cut the giant flower from Crate Paper the Blue Hill line. and took my sewing machine to it.
I just wanted something simple but girly and PRETTY!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I just couldn't do it.

Just could not leave my scrappy supplies well enough alone and packed up! LOL
I was so upset lastnight after having to give away my dog, I broke them out and crafted for 2 hours.
It made me realize how much of a stress reliever scrapbooking is for me.
But I am now free and clear and ready to move! Guess I will pack my scrappy supplies last! LOL
I am not exactly thrilled with this LO but I like the elements anyways. It is mostly Basic Grey Boxer paper and the seaweed are tiger lily flowers cut up.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just can't wait, I am addicted!

I could not leave my scrappy supplies sitting there all packed up! How sad is that?
I am so addicted! LOL So I made Mother's Day Cards for My close friends and my step sister Chelsea! This one was for Denise, it was VERY simple, i wish I had taken pictures of the inside. I just used a beautiful Coach Ribbon I got for Christmas on the box! And wrapped it and covered it inside with a big flower! plain shiny Bazzill Cardstock and white ink! How simple is that?! Elegant and very easy. Since I don't have my good stuff out easy is good this week!

I have to admit though, these are nothing. I can't wait to get back to making tutorials and creating Layouts again!

Mother's Day is a nearin'

Who does not LOVE textured Cardstock? I know I do!! I also LOVE the old Heidi Swapp alphabets! I wish she was still making them, they sort of look like leather in person and I love them! Anyways this is a Mother's Day card I made for my Best Friend in WV her name is Tasha but we call her Tats. I am beginning to love that Lacy Days of summer punch but still am unsure how much I will use it. I wish it did corners.
Oh and on another side note. My blogs will be obsolete pretty soon but just for a couple weeks while I get moved! Just a few more days!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Swaps are so much FUN!

I love doing scrapbook swaps and I am in a GREAT one that goes month to month. Its called a Handmade swap. You don't expect very much just an item or two in a theme you choose. I chose earth tones and florals this month, but I have done family and brown and Black and White!
Anyways you just make a tag or a matte or something for your partner and mail it off by a certain date. My Partner wanted JOB/WORK related Days so I did these 9 to 5 Photo Matte and Journaling tag. It was fun and I love doing them!
I love that it is about being simple and no pressure, not only the latest and greatest and you don't have to go buy a BIG scrapbooking kit, you just make something personal. Fun FUN!

Mother's Day is on its way

My Mother in Law collects Elephants and Tea Pots, well I haven't quite figured out a freehand elephant yet! BUT I did figure out how to free hand a CD card Tea Pot.
One Used CD, some cardstock and embellishments and Walla!

Now off to Pack the rest of my scrap booking supplies away for a couple weeks. What am I going to do in my spare time??!! Oh well, I will be happily unpacking them in TN so who cares!! WEEHAW! ~She's Gone Country~

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Generosity of Others *Blessings*

These are the FIRST two pages to arrive from a Fellow Fiskateer for the baby Book I am making. Well I should say WE are making!! woohoo!! Hooray for Scrapping FRIENDS!
Thanks MARLA! Who made these beautiful pages

I am amazed by the generosity of Scrapbookers, I will say it again and again. It has overwhelmed me.
I gave out a call to my Fellow Fiskateers and Treasured Scrapbooking members to please help me make a 12X12 album of blank baby pages for a friend of mine who is having a miracle baby!!
She didn't think she could get pregnant and tried for years! Now she is in her 3rd trimester!

Well of course there were volunteers! And not for a RAK or anything Just because!!!

The first 2 pages arrived today! I am so blessed and happy about this! I am sure baby Savannah will be blown away as well as her mother!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Welcome NZ and scrap packing!

This is another Crate Paper Welcoming Card I made today.
This is also the day I start packing away my scrap booking supplies!
So I may not be blogging as much for a couple weeks. But then back to daily blogging and life will resume as normal!

On a side note, a scrapping friend's daughter is only 4 and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. So disheartening and sad today. I can only imagine. I have a 4 yr old and I would be devastated and I don't even know if I could make it. So prayers today.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ya May Day!

I have been waiting and waiting to share the good news!
Last month I had a Layout chosen as LO of the week in Treasured Scrapbooking!
And this month I am the SPOLIGHT Member of the MONTH!
They haven't gotten it on the front page yet but it is IN the forum and picture and bio for the front page soon to come!
I am so honored and excited about this! How fun and exciting!
You can find me at THIS ROCKIN PLACE!
Treasured Scrapbooking
I have been a member for quite a while now.
Here is the link to my info Cristal AKA Blueyecicle Spotlight Member

Its a great site and the owner Leslie is more than wonderful! They have great Kits and wonderful challenges and lots of prizes and So much fun!
Plus no drama and everyone is just 100% Kind and sweet and honest! I love it!
It takes alot for me to be impressed with a site but this one is top on my list!