Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lookie at What I got in the mail yesterday.....

Woohoo, Look at what the UPS guy brought to my house yesterday....

I WON this on Helmar's BlogHop a couple weekends ago and
I so CAN'T wait to use this Crackle Medium...I only have two other products from them, their Helmar ScrapDots(which btw, are to die for) and their Helmar 450 Quick Dry...now mind you, I've only been using this adhesive for about a month now and lets just say, that my bottle is already half gone...I absolutely LOVE the 450 Quick Dry...I used it on a lil' altered project for ScrapFit, but I can't show you until April 1st, how about alittle sneaky peek though...(I used the Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere this entire Project!!)

Also, I was FEATURED on Helmar's Facebook Page...I was so excited!!!

Also, just finished a layout for TallyIdol Challenge #6 over at Tallyscrapper...
We had to pick a Song that meant something to me with someone, could be my hubby, child, bff...I chose this Song "Because I LOVE you..." by Stevie B. This song is very special to Bill and I...so the pictures in the Layout are from when we were dating, in 1990...WOW, it seems so long ago!!! We were married the following year.

(I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry to adhere all of the flowers)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Have a GREAT Thursday...the weekend is almost here!!!

I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm enjoying the beautiful weather here, the last two weekends have been gorgeous, which means in my household..SOCCER and more SOCCER...I finally remembered to take my camera with me and got a few pics of Kaleb Playing soccer(okay, mostly just standing around, but who cares, he still looks cute)...Check him out...

(heehee, that looks alittle ackward!!)
But he did make the first goal for his team on Saturday's Game...he was so excited!!!
This weekend we have a busy weekend....Kaleb has a game in the morning and then this Saturday is our teams turn for Concession Stand Duty and well, of course, some of the parents didn't volunteer to help out, so the Miller family is taking 2 hours of duty...its hopefully going to be a nice weekend, so it'll be fun :)

Also, don't forget today is Reveal Day for the newest challenge for Dirty Scraps
Here is the Challenge:
Challenge #6

I know we all have those moments when we say
"Man I was totally wrong what was I thinking??" or "Where was my head??"
It is always a good thing to look back...reflect
on a mistake or lesson learned and remember how we got here in life
and how that mistake or lesson helped us move along.
After all what good are mistakes if we do not learn from them?
So this week's challenge is to scrap one of those DOH! moments!
It does not have to be negative,
it can be a positive outcome, or great lesson learned...
Now go get DIRTY!!!!!

Here is my layout...
**What was I thinking**

Journaling says:I thought we were friends, that is what I was thinking!! But friends don't betray your trust, friends don't say or act the way you acted, friends don't treat you the way you treated me!! I trusted you completely and now realize that was really stupid on my part, but guess what, my eyes are Wide Open now!!!

I'm also participating in March Madness over at Timeless Daydreams...I made it through the first round with this layout(below), "Follow your Dreams".

Also, Tara Orr was our Guest Designer over at Tallyscrapper back in January and well, I fell in love with her work and while browsing her blog, I saw that she is the Guest Designer for Pencil Lines Sketch Blog, so I jumped right in and used her sketch for this layout as well...
**Follow your Dreams**

Also, I have found the BEST adhesive,HELMAR, thanks to my friend, Pinky. She's been telling me about it forever and I finally broke down and got the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and their ScrapDots...I think I've used them on every project since I got this in the mail about a month ago. The scrapdots are fabulous, they take abit to dry, but they ADD so much dimension to your embellishments. And the 450 Quick Dry...well, I will never go back to anything else, this is probably my favorite..LOVE it :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I love reading all of your comments!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What a Beautiful Tuesday!!!

Wow, what a GREAT blog hop that ScrapFit had this past weekend...I had so much fun reading all of the comments and thanks so much ladies for coming by my blog...so I have 2 cards to give away....

and here is the other one I made using the March Kit from Tallyscrapper Kit and I used Lucy Edson's Tutorial on the Tally blog to make these awesome roses...they are so easy...so here is the other card I'm giving away...

And the Lucky Winner is

Woohoo girl, congratulations...send me an email at lauraandbill@embarqmail.com and I will get your cards out to you :)

I've also been working with the gorgeous March Kit from Tallyscrapper...check out my lastest creations...

More roses using Lucy's tutorial (link above)

Also, here is a sneaky peak of my layout for the next **Dirty Scraps**Challenge and its a Great Challenge ladies, so check it out on the 25th...

Have a GREAT week!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

ScrapFit's "Spring is in the Air" Blog Hop

Are you ready for a fUN blog Hop this weekend....Well, each Design Team Member over at ScrapFit are participating in a "Spring is in the Air" Blog Hop...I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for spring to be here and stay for awhile. I just love all the daffodils that are starting to peak up...so ready to get outside in my gardens...

So if you came from Kelly's Blog, then you are on the right track, if not...then head on over to ScrapFit to start...each DT member has added an element for you to put on your layout.

**My element that you will NEED to add to your layout is to add some ribbon to your layout**

Here is my layout for the Blog Hop...

Now hop on over to Mia's Blog to get the next requirement for your layout!!! Make sure when you are done, that you end up back over at ScrapFit to be eligible for the Grand Prize!!

I will be giving away a few cards to ONE lucky Blogger...so leave me a comment and when the Blog Hop is over, I will randomly pick a winner ;)
Here is one of my cards that will be in the giveaway...

Have Fun and thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Monday and its Reveal day over at ScrapFIT!!!

Are you ready for a fUN Workout this week over at ScrapFIT...Workout 16 is all about"March Madness"!!!! The workout is to USE

**4 Circles
**Multiple Fonts
**2 Photos
**and do some distressing

Come on over and PLAY with us...Here is my layout....
Grins & Giggles

This layout is also for Sketch 94 over at Creative Scrappers...

What a busyBUSY weekend we had. Friday evening, Danielle had her LadyBears Basketball Banquet...and of course, Coach told them that they ALL had to wear dresses, well Ms. Danielle is not a dress person, so we had to go DRESS shopping and honestly, she picked the cutest little sundress...check my baby out...

I just can't believe how quickly she is growing up...where did my baby go...

Danielle and Coach Blount

It was such a Beautiful weekend and Kaleb ended up NOT having any soccer games, since the fields were too wet...so we just got to enjoy the Spring-like weather.
Even Annie was enjoying the nice day...

doesn't she looked thrilled...heehee!!
Have a GREAT week, my friends!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting my Scrap ON!!!!!!

I finally **SCRAPPED** today...Woohoo!! I feel like I have been in abit of a slump lately and having NO mojo doesn't help!!! Well, browsing around the net this morning, I came across a "Going Green" Blog Hop over at Sassy lil' Sketches!! I've been checking it out lately and am loving all of the AWESOME sketches that they have over there and this one for the BlogHop is NO exception...
Here are the details of "Going Green" Challenge:
Create a project (card, layout, or altered) using the "Going Green" sketch below AND one of the following "Going Green" criteria:

1. "Go Green:" Do a project that is predominantly green in color.
2. "Reduce:" Reduce your stash by creating a project where all the product used are at least one year old (no new stuff).
3. "Reuse:" Do a project with left overs from a previous project.
4. "Recycle:" Do a project with an item that was used for something else first.

Here is my layout for this Challenge...I decided to go with "Reduce" by using products that were over a year old...Lots of older Sass!!

Also, here is a layout I did for the Current TallyIdol Challenge going on over at Tallyscrapper.com
** Just like Madonna has reinvented herself you need to reinvent a favorite LO! So go pick a LO from your Tally Treasure and reinvent it.

** Your LO title has to be one of Madonna's songs. Here is a link to them--

** Since Madonna is a LEO include some gold, tan or yellow in your LO.

I've also got a **Sneaky Peek** for you for the NEXT Workout over at ScrapFit. Workout #16 will be up on Monday, March 15th!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My sweet boy is "9" today....Happy Birthday Kaleb!!!

I still can't believe that my sweet boy is "9" TODAY. He was so excited, that he came into my room and got into bed with me and was like, "Mom, can I please open a present before I go to school"...cuz I had already told him he had to wait till he got home...well, I caved. Then when he walked into the living room this morning, Danielle had gotten a bunch of balloons(from our neighbor) and had written "Happy Birthday" on them and made him a card....so you can guess how it went for trying to get him ready for school this morning....SLOW!! But I did manage to get a couple pics of him before he headed off to school...

This is Kaleb with one of his presents this morning...he is so into his wrestle guys right now...I had a list that he made me with the ones he wanted...this one made it home...Rey Mysterio...

And Kaleb already tired of me taking pics this morning...

I'm going to take him to his favorite restaurant, Red Lobster...he will be so excited!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

ScrapFIT Workout #15 is UP and its a GREAT ONE!!!

I'm just loving ALL of these awesome challenges that Kelly puts together twice a month over at ScrapFIT...Workout #15 is just another great example of that....its a AAM{All about ME}Challenge!!!
** Your LO title should be "A day in the life" or "A day in my life" and it should be AAU**!! Check out my layout for this Workout...

**A Day in the Life of {Me}**
I decided to scrap what I do as a stay at home mom and that I'm so thankful to be able to do this.

Come on over and play along with us at ScrapFit!