Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick or Treat

I went to a kid's Halloween Party last Friday and had Greg take this stupid picture of me looking silly. I didn't really wear a costume but I dressed silly and had a little fun with my makeup even though the picture doesn't do it justice.

These are the moments to remember. Everyday stuff. I love how cool Xena looked in the rear view mirror of our truck while we waited for Greg to get out of the video store so I had to snap a few pics.

And, on that note... In the Nov/Dec issue of Simple Scrapbooks was a great idea for a gratitude journal. You can download the journaling cards here . Anyway, you take a picture everyday for a month of something your grateful for , then you write about it on the journaling card. Put in a small 4x6 album with the photo on one side and the journaling card on the other and boom instant album and gratitude journal. I'm going to try to do this for November and December.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Save Pushing Daisies

Oh No! One of my favorite tv shows Pushing Daisies is in trouble. This is one of the most creative, ingenious and lovable stories on tv today but no one is watching. I don't understand why people prefer to watch trash but won't give something that is truly entertaining and total eye candy a second look. If you are a fan check out this blog to help save it. If you've never seen PD then tune in on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm EST or 7:00 pm CST and be prepared to fall in love.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

See what I did at Scrapblog!

Click on the "View Full Screen" to be redirected to my Scrapblog.
This is only my second attempt and I used a couple of their templates. I'm not a big digital scrapper but I'm trying.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Organizing scrap stuff

I've been busy organizing my supplies. I started with my flowers. They were all over the place and I couldn't remember what I had. So, I sorted them by color and put them in baggies. This was a huge task because all the colors were combined and there are so many. . I'm still trying to figure out where to put the baggies, though - maybe an accordian file?

Organizing is time consuming but as all scrappers know, needs to be done regularly.

I also completed a couple more pages for my niece's book and did the cover. I just need one more page for this book and I'll be done. These two pages were done following a couple of Page Maps by Becky Fleck.

Sisi, I need some journaling info for these school pictures.

This was a layout from the Hall of Fame Kit I purchased from QVC. I created the collage on Foto Fusion and attached it to the right side. I like the way the colors of the layout and the pictures all coordinated quite nicely.

And finally, here is the album cover.

Well, I'm off to watch some tv. I need to watch My Own Worst Enemy from last night and Two and 1/2 Men.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pictures as promised

Here are the pics I promised of the Slice apron and the make & takes from the Michael's event on Saturday.

And finally here are some pics of Xena modelling her new outfits I got her from my neighbor's garage sale.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Garage Sales & Michael's Event

I'm sooo tired.

I decided (along with my neighbor) to have a garage sale this weekend. Haven't had one in years so I was overdue. But, is it just me or do garage sales seem to be more trouble than they are worth? Don't get me wrong...I love the extra cash a garage sale can bring, but sometimes I feel like I'm just giving things away so why not just donate it?

People seem to want things for next to nothing. You think you're giving them a great deal because you know the value of most of these things in the retail market and even though it's never been used or is hardly used and you've already lost your ass on it, it's still not enough of a discount for some. I tell you, you cannot wear your heart on your sleeve when you have a garage sale. Garage salers are strictly out for the bargain. Okay, I'm off my soapbox.

So, then, what do you do with the extra cash? Why go to Michael's, of course! I mostly went because the Michael's in Hurst, TX had a grand re-opening event. They completely remodelled the store and had lots of scrapbooking events. They had the cutest make and takes and Tim Holtz was there. I hadn't had the priviledge to see him in person until now and it was a blast. Too bad I forgot my camera (ugh!). He presented his grungeboard and distressing inks and stuff. There were so many ladies around him it was a little irritating (just a little). Anyway, at the Ranger make & take table was the cutest Brit (I forgot his name -- goes to show where my mind was) showing us ladies how to make a cute grungeboard butterfly broach. (I'll post pics later).

Then, we also got a cute Slice apron for participating in the Slice make & take. That was a nice surprise and that Slice machine is pretty cool. The new Michael's redo is awesome since it's got tons more scrapbooking than ever before and it's too bad that store is about 20 to 30 minutes from me. But an employee told me all Michael's stores where going to get the same redo (hurray!) this was just one of the first stores to get redesigned. So look for it in your neighborhood soon. Well, I've said enough for one post. I'll post pics tomorrow if I get a chance.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Un Cafecito

The other morning I decided to make some of my Mom's "cafecito". I'm not a coffee drinker, but I was so sleepy and I saw the can of Bustelo and thought I would give it a shot. Wow, what a flashback! As I put the coffee and water into the "greca", the sounds, smells and the actions took me back to my childhood when my Mom would ask me to make her or her company "un cafecito". This overwhelming desire to see her and share this "cafecito" with her came over me.

This one is for you Mom. I love you. Hope I get to see you soon.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Now, this is charity!

Week in Entertainment Photos: Week of September 15, 2008 - MSN Entertainment

I found this picture online today. It is Matt Damon and Wyclef Jean serving meals to hurricane victims in Haiti. This is the real deal. First, they went to country that no one ever remembers when it comes to charities. And then, they were hands on about it. They didn't sit in their comfy studio or home telling others to help out. They actually got out there and did it themselves. What a wonderful example! Other celebrities should take a lesson. Just look at how Matt Damon's shirt is covered in sweat. Good job guys!