Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Family Memories by Craft-tastrophic Designs

This kit has such vibrant colors, and it worked so perfectly with my photos!  I was so excited to see the designer that I got to work with for the second half of February at Digi Scraps Drive In, and when I saw the kits I had to pick from for craft-tastrophic designs (try saying that 10 times fast I bet $100 you can't!) I was in heaven!  So hard to choose.  I eventually eeny meenied my way down and chose Family Memories.  So here is it!  What fun the competition was and what fun I had making these pages!!!

And here are a few photos from our weekend in Bellingham!  Did I mention that they placed 3rd out of 8 teams!!!  WSE girls Rocked the floor at this competition for sure!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flavor of the month Love Everyday

How awful is it that it took me half of the month to nail this one down...and I was using a template (that was included in the kit).  I guess it just goes to show how busy life got for me over the past couple weeks.  Ok, well I am not here to talk about that.  Let me not waiste anymore time and tell you about this kit that you can find over at Digi Scraps Drive In.  The pink ladies all pitch in together and create a fabulous kit to offer you every month.  Of course I had the wonderful opportunity to play around with it.  Special thing about this kit is it included a few templates that I chose to use as well.  So run over and grab it!  The colors are just gorgeous for boy or girl, cat or dog, rain or shine!  No matter what you have to scrap, I've seen so many different visions of this kit!  I know you will find a way to make it flow with your style for sure!   AGGGHHH I can't find a preview, so just believe me and go get it for only $6.00 right now.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My first opportunity

My previous blog stated how busy I've been...hence the tardiness of this blog post.  We went to Bellingham this weekend for another cheer competition!!!  Woot woot!  Had a great time aside from the CRAMPED quarters in the bleachers.  Our venue got swapped from where it was supposed to be and if I had my way, I would not salivate to go back to this highschool where we ended up at.  The competition was fantastic and her whole team ROCKED!  Faiths mini team placed 3rd out of 8!  Youth, Juniors, and Senior teams all placed first!!!  Here are some photos!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Team; New Kit

I have a lot to post about tonight.  So lets get the ball rolling because I need some rest after my weekend.  But I will post about that next.  First of all I want to tell you about a new CT that I am on.  Yes that makes 5 for me, and I am either a little crazy or seriously obsessed with digital scrapbooking.  Or could it be both?  Either way, I am on the new Dream Big Design team!  She just released this ridiculousy awesome kit called Cookin In My Kitchen that will bring out the best in any digital scrapper!  I was forced to reckon with this one, as many know I don't cook, I am not fond of cooking, me and my kitchen well, we are civil with each other, or at least we try to be.  So I LOVED this kit when I saw it but I was thinking uh oh, I am in there so infrequently what will I ever do!  The pages just flowed together so much easier than any recipe I have ever attempted!  It was the easiest "meal" I have ever prepared!  Without much further yada yada yada, let me show you the kit and take off to her store to grab it quick!  I know y'all have photos you can WHIP out for this one!  (sorry I couldn't resist.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sleepy Snuggles

sigh, I am so exausted.  This single mom thing is hard business.  Awe thank you United States Navy for always remaining so reliable to rip my husband from us at the drop of a dime.  No I'm not bitter.  Proud of my husband, and grateful my kids have such a great dad, but tonight I am tired.  Last night I was tired, and the night before that, you guessed it...Yup tired.  I have a feeling that my exaustion is going nowhere anytime soon.  Next bit of business to discuss is this kit that oh so truly fits my mood right now.  It is called Sleepy Snuggles by Mad Genious Designs.  You can find the kit at Digi Scraps Drive In for $4.99 right now.  Run over and grab it, but if you are not convinced yet, take a peek at the kit, and a couple pages I made using it. 

Friday, February 5, 2010


Selfishly as I was updating and reading back over some of my blog posts as I was admiring some of my old pages I thought about a couple things. I seem to mention all the trials and tribulations but never annouce the outcome. What? You may be thinking to yourself. Ok, so for instance, I mention my little man getting sick and needing to take him to the dr, but never come back to say well he was diagnosed with RSV, and though we did the breathing treatments for a couple weeks, he is fully recovered and back to normal. Also when I mention my fabulous daughter and all her hard work that she puts into practicing gymnastics and cheer and all the time that we have devoted to driving to and from various practices, well she has had her first competition and did I mention that? No. So this is another LATE resolution. I will be better at updating and revealing outcomes. Well now that I am aware of this, I am going to make an active effort to change that and for a true beginning to this, I was to post a couple photos from Faiths cheer competition last weekend. It was in Bellevue at the Meydenbauer center. The international ATC (all things cheer) competition. This being our first year to a competitive cheer team we really didn't know what to expect. Let me just say to make a very long story short, we had a CHEERTASTIC time! At one point of the two day competition, I found myself onstage (making a fool of myself) shaking my booty to the "shake what your mama gave you" dance off, and Keith found himself on stage shakin his thing to the "daddy don't do that" dance off. Unfortunately neither of us won the fondue set but we had a great time (althewhile totally humiliating ourselves!!!) Keith at some point became "Flag guy" sporting the new team flag whenever one of our teams went up to perform. That was awesome to see him out there supporting his little girl in all of her endeavors. He is such an awesome daddy! Friends we are not talking about a small personal sized flag. I am talking, large hangoutsideyourhouse size flag. So I am now mom to faith and wife to flag guy. Does it get any better than that? Yes my dear friends it does. Not only did she rock with her team out on the floor, she also placed 2nd in her division! How awesome is that!!! So here is a few photos that will eventually be scrapped but in the meantime, take a peaky at how much fun we had watching our little angel soar to new heights!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My videos

I am a bit frustrated with my youtube widget tonight.  I have no idea why my videos are not appearing on my page when I edit it correctly.   So I hope that whatever video is showing at this moment will be g rated until I can sit down and figure out why it is not appearing as I would like it to appear with my Youtube account videos.  After I moved it around I appear to have irritated my poor little widget.  I will figure it out, but in the mean time I go to bed with someone elses videos on my blog.  Sigh.  However, my blog is looking great!!!  Yippeee

Monday, February 1, 2010

So what do you think?

I am learning, I am reading, I am coding!!!  Can you believe the change that my dear blog has undergone in the last week or so?  It has been a huge trial with a lot of holding my breath, but all in all, I have grown!  There is still a lot left to do, (change my sidebar titles) learn how to link photos to somewhere else on the web, center certain items in my sidebar, add some frames) but like I said, I am well on my way.  I like the way this looks a heck of a lot more than my plain jane black background.  This is so very much way more me!!!  I hope you like it too!  All of this work that I have done with the background and header of course I need to give credit to JJ Scrapping and her wind it up kit you can grab over at DDR!
Roll on over there and take a peaky!