Saturday, February 28, 2009


IT'S OFFICIAL!  I'm a demonstrator for Stampin' Up now!  As of TONIGHT!  I'm part of the FUN STAMPERS group and could not be any more excited!!

I foresee this as being a fantastic new journey in my life! :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Insert excitement shriek here

For those who don't know, my mom is a middle school teacher (7th & 8th grade).  She received an email yesterday about grant money the school had for clubs and functions on campus.  My mom knew I was just discussing becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and she comes up with the BRILLIANT idea to make a school club for stamping, scrapbooking, card making, paper crafts, etc!  Of course she would have ME come and basically run the club!  I'm going to be the brains behind the whole operation and run this gig!

I am so SO SO excited!  First, I will have a group to call "my own," I get to teach young girls about the FANTASTIC ways of scrapbooking and other paper crafts, and I'll basically be having a workshop/class every week!  The grant money will pay for supplies and the cost... and I get to be an actual demonstrator!  


pretty pretty card

Card we made at a Stampin' Up! workshop last week.  Not my design, but so stinkin' cute anyways! I have the other card floating around here somewhere... but I think Elijah took it and hid it from me. lol ;)  I'll post it when I find the card.

Toddler Mischief

I still need to add the journaling, but here it is anyway!
From Happy Scrappin'
Cardstock, Paper: K & Co "Hopscotch", Paper Company
Chipboard letters: Cereal box chipboard (With Paper Company paper)
Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp
Brads: JoAnns
Chalk: Inkadinkadoo
Die Cut: Cricut (Plantin' Schoolbook, Cuttin Up)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Officially admitted!

It's not like I was considered about being accepted to CSU San Bernardino... after all I'm guaranteed acceptance being a transfer student (ESPECIALLY since I'm transferring from one Cal State Univ to another!)  I got my email, though, and I've officially been accepted!  Hooray!  I just need to mail in my official transcripts and I'm good to go.  My major is English on a Creative Writing track.  I have to start fresh in the program, but I was going to in ANY program I REstarted.  I'm very excited about this whole new adventure!

Watch out English/Creative Writing program... here I come for Fall 09!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fun at the Park page

From Happy Scrappin'
Materials Used...
Cardstock & Paper: 
Letters, Grass, background - DCWV (textured)
Polka Dots (tree top and bird) - Target $1 spot paper
Blue birds (right side) - My Minds Eye (Bohemian)
Tree trunk, journaling - Pamela Woods
Butterflies - Stampin' Up!
Matting - Paper Company
Die Cuts:
Birds - Cricut (Animal Kingdom cart)
Grass & "Park" letters - Plantin' Schoolbook
"Fun at the" - Brush Script Font using SCAL and Cricut
Treetop - Sizzix (Scallops)
Stamps, Inks, Glitters, and Chalks:
Butterflies & "December" - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up! (Pacific Point)
Chalk - Inkadinkadoo
Glitter - Stampin' Up! (Dazzling Diamonds)
Pop Dots
Memory Makers, foam squares
Stampin' Up! - Uni-bal Signo, white

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hide the debit card!

I recorded the Creating Keepsakes paper crafting episode on QVC. I figured if I recorded it, I'd be less tempted to buy something. Of course everything just looks SOOO cool... quick, somebody hide the credit card before I try to go to and order some junk I probably don't need.

But come on... that matting/mounting tool for PERFECT mounting looks WAY TOO COOL!!!!

page from Thanksgiving 08

Materials used...
Cardstock: DCWV Textured cardstock, Stampin' Up!, and The Paper Company, Die Cut (turkey): Cricut - Doodlecharms cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook Cart.,, Rub Ons: Me and My Big Ideas, Inks & Chalks: Rubber Stampede ink in Mocha, Inkadoo Blending Chalks, Scallops: Stampin' Up! eyelet scallop boarder punch, Fiscars scissors, Pen: Zig Zag writer pen, Font: Personal handwriting font created at,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are you stinky, Elijah?

"Handsome Boy"

I made this tonight... and I also made a double page Thanksgiving layout, I'll post that later, I still need to cut my letters and add the journaling.

But here's a "Handsome Boy" page...
K & Co Brenda Watson paper pack
Cricut letters... Cuttin Up Cart
Yellow-orange chalked letters on cream cardstock
used the Top Note die from Stampin' Up!
and throw in some brads for a little extra somethin somethin!

From Happy Scrappin'
Journaling says... 
"This is what meals looked like when you were learning to self feed.
Pass the hose, please!
Sept 2008 - 15 mo."

Sweet Pea

I finally got a photo of this!  I finished this one a few days ago and had trouble getting a good picture.

I couldn't tell you all the papers in this page... just random things I have picked up over the past couple years and they just blended together nicely. :)  Although I do know the blue edge is some Bazzill color.  
The "sweet pea" and pea pods are cut from the Cricut ("New Arrival" cart)
American Crafts white ric rac ribbon, Bazzill gingham ribbon, and some cheap Michaels blue ribbon. ;)
Heat embossing on the floral design on the left and bottom right
Me& My Big Ideas stickers
Stickles for accents!

From Happy Scrappin'
Journaling says...
"Tummy time...
Adam, you actually enjoyed tummy time... so unlike your brother, Elijah!
You're such a sweet pea!"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Card for the hubby :)

I'm pretty proud of myself and the way it turned out!  (1) I hardly ever make cards, so it is all new to me... and (2) I did it all out of scraps I had around the craft room!  Go me!  Scrap that stash!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Stop snowing!!!

GAH! I was all ready to go to Scrapbooking Boulevard for the Friday night crop. I had some pages sketched out, was getting my things together earlier, I called earlier today and put my name on the list... and here it is, 430... and what happens? It starts SNOWING... AGAIN!! Stop snowing! I was so excited to go tonight... but nooo it has to start snowing and is showing no signs of letting up!

Wouldn't you know it, too, when I check, it says "snow showers." That's almost worse than just consistent snow... last thing I want to do is drive on black ice that's going to freeze, get snowed on, freeze again, snow some more, freeze again... lovely.

Guess it is a night of scrapbooking in for me. :( *sniffle sniffle*

Oh, and I finally feel better from my cold... another reason I was excited to get out!

Stupid snow.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

AJ drinks water from a BIG glass

They just grow so fast, don't they? Now we are introducing sippy cups... why not after you see this?!

Eli flying ;)

Patrick throwing Elijah in the air.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

AJ thinks his brother is sooo funny

Enjoy this little video of AJ laughing at Elijah. And Elijah was trying to get him out of the Discovery Center play thing... I guess Eli likes AJ playing on the floor with him, instead.

Stampin' Up

Photos from last nights project

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Meeting Adam"

I am SO excited about the way this one came out.  I LOVE these colors!  So cute!  It's baby boy, without looking SOO baby boy blue.

"Love Blooms" project

Designed by Richard Garay... this was a FUN project (even though I couldn't fold the paper hearts/flowers for the life of me... lol)  Richard is so creative!

Close ups

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Finally had a sub job!

After a month and a half, I finally picked up a sub instruction aide job today.  Woohoo!    Of course I missed my babies and hubby, but it was nice to know that on March 9 I'll get some extra income!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Love You Much" - Stampin' Up!

A few of last nights creations from Heather's Stampin' Up! class... Love You Much bundle.
From Happy Scrappin'
And my favorite from last night...