Thursday, January 22, 2009

Serious Swag

I love the ADSR…this is my second year and I love how it gets me in scrapping mode. The challenges encourage me to step outside the box and get my mojo flowing. I often forget one of the greatest things about the ADSR….the fabulous prizes. I feel like a celebrity grabbing all these great swag….here are just a few of the things I have picked up…



These are from Tangie Baxter’s SBG shoppe and just gorgeous!

I also picked up SherrieJD’s Curious Collection:



And this gorgeous ( I just cant stop using that word) goodie from Anita Stergiou Designs


I cant wait to play!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It’s A New Day

Literally and figuratively….a new day in that we have never seen this day before. But also a new day in American History…history of the WORLD. And in words of the, its been a long time coming…..Today President-Elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as 44th POTUS. WOW. It still gives me goosebumps. Not sure if I ever believed (before this year) that I would see it in my life time. And I am young (relatively). I guess it only took almost the total collapse of this country. Hopefully we the people can come together (once again) to form a more perfect union.!

In scrapping news…I been a scrap sensation. ADSR is always a big motivator and this years run is no different!Here are some of the challenges I have completed so far…

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New look

I decided to change my blog…if you stopped by might have noticed I had changed it to something other than how it looks now..due to technical difficulties and someone else using the same layout…I chose this!

I am a summer baby…love the sun…have always loved celestial decor and even have a tribal sun tattoo on my back. So it wasn’t hard to go with a theme that featured the sun. Especially since we are in dead of winter with temps in low teens daily…..

I have been revamping some old stuff  I had done and hopefully will have some new kits in my stores soon. 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Major Snow

It was HORRIBLE this weekend. We had our first major snow of the winter. Every year at this time, I regret moving from Dallas back home to Ohio. snow outside my door

Isn’t that just YUCH??? Thats my little Skylark buried under about 9 inches of snow. Poor baby!

In other news, I have of course signed up for ADSR4 and worked well ahead. I had both challenges done before FRIDAY!!! Wooo Hoo! I also completed another layout. Here they are ….

Here are links if you want to see them close up or credits or both!

Azraelle (ADSR4 Challenge 1)

Cabin Fever Blues (ADSR4 Challenge 2)

SoBeautiful (ElementalScraps Template Challenge)

I have started working on Challenge #3…I am scraplifting one of my first layouts. And its one of my favorites.


This is my husband kissing our (then 1 minute old now 3 yr old) daughter. Its a beautiful picture and I can’t wait to scrap it again!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009

I saw midnite with my family as usual. We drank our sparkling cider and talked for a while longer. Talked about what our plans for this year might include. The Diva who is 17 and in her senior year of high school is chomping at bit to get out of Dodge. She is headed to Grambling in the fall. I look forward to it in a bittersweet way..hard to believe my lil baby is just about growed up..sniff sniff…but other times I am ready to strangle her!pixie cheer

I also did my daily mugshot. Here is today…check back  for daily update 

My daily mugshot is here


I also started a frugal crafters yahoo groups…sometimes my craft hobbies can get expensive and I gotta work on that. The group is in its infancy but if you are frugal and crafty…feel free to join me…it will include picture shares, techniques, and of course chit chat.