Thursday, March 27, 2008

hi!! so yesterday was my brother in laws birthday and we went out to celebrate ~ and man oh man we had a blast!!! we had an amazing group of friends together and my babies were in good hands ~ so we could rest assured and enjoy the night!! oh yeah, no worries at all..... except the fact that we are leaving TODAY for a ten day cruise!!! agghhhh!!! so, im off to spend the rest of the day packing, cleaning and running up to temec to drop off violet and preparing for anything else that can (and probably will) come my way. i hope everyone misses me!!! ;) i will be back well rested (well see about that) and full of new photos to scrap (yeah, can you believe it, i need new photos to scrap because im all caught up ~ NOT)!!! but i plan on doing lots of creating when i return ~ i wish i could sneak on my tool kit and a few kits just for fun!!! ~peace~

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAIME!!! today is my adored brother in laws 30th birthday!!! i cant believe its actually here, because we have been teasing him for as long as i can remember about being the "old one" out of the group. i guess that means its time to start on the turning 40 jokes!! i feel so blessed to have him for my brother in law, but more important, my kids uncle. he is the BEST uncle in the whole world!! my kids are addicted to their tio "woo", and he is equally addicted to them. being a mom, it means the world to me to know that my children have such amazing people in their lives. the best part is that he is a humble fire fighter/paramedic ~ which to me means that i can rest at ease every time he is around because if ~ God forbid ~ they do choke on something, i know that tio woo will come to the rescue!!! im serious ~ i love that feeling!!!! here are a couple shots from easter. i had an amazing day ~ how was yours?? the weather was perfect, we flew kites, i got a little sun, and a big ol' easter egg hunt!! so much fun!!
alright, it back to packing for us ~ or me!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

HAPPY EASTER!!! i hope everyone enjoys today ~ im lovin' this weather!!!! im hoping to get a tan so when i board the boat ~ in (YIKES) ~ four more days ~ i dont stand out too much!!! i found some fun images on flicker that i thought were fun. i was inspired by her mosaic on her blog so i followed the link of my favorite image and found a few more from her. i like her work ~ its fun and kinda random ~ im such a fan of randomness!!
enjoy the day ~xoxo~

Friday, March 21, 2008

i am always so inspired by country music ~ specifically the lyrics. i often find myself driving, singing along and envisioning a mini album that is inspired by the song that i am singing. i got taylor swifts cd and i have to admit, it hasnt left my cd player in the car since i got it and that was about two months ago. anyway, there is a song on the cd ~ number 8 and i just adore every single word. it inspired me to put this little mini together and i will be teaching it at pink pineapple saturday 31 may at 3:00. and, of course i used my love ~ hambly. i actually used the song lyrics through out the mini and im very happy with the out come. the sample will be at the store tomorrow.... i hope!!! oh yeah ~ if you want to hear the lyrics click here.

have a good weekend!!! ~peace~

Thursday, March 20, 2008

here are a few pictures i wanted to share from my class this past sunday at its about time. good little group of ladies ~ although i did miss a few of YOU!!!!! alright, you know i still love you! oh yeah ~ how cute is my apron!! love it ~ thats just how i roll!!! ;)~xoxo~

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

~i got this fun email, so i thought i would share~enjoy!!!

On the first day, God created the dog and said:
'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.'
The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'
So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said:
'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'
The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'
And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:
'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.'
The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said:
'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.'
But man said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'
'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service.

~now it all makes sense!!!
and since elsie and mel think that posts without pictures are boreing ~ here are a few fun and old pictures!!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

i am still so ~ so crazy about all of the new teresa collins lines she released!! especially this one. this little creation i will be teaching at ever after in carlsbad ~ sunday 4th of may. this mini is so much fun and lets be honest ~ how hot is damask these days!?!?! my mini album that i created is perfect for her ~ better yet "she". who is she?? well, it could be your mom, mother in law, grandma, aunt, friend ~ hey i wouldnt even blame you if you made it for yourself ~ we all love these little gifts and, well, if we dont have someone creating them for us ~ might as well make for yourself ~ right?!?! my "she" album would make an amazing mothers day gift. and ~ while im on the subject ~ you really could make it for anyone you want. in your kit, you will receive a full chipboard alphabet set, so if you wanted to make if for "him" or "friend" or "me" or whatever you want, that works too!! you will also be receiving a full sheet of rub ons including the words "happy", "traditions", "memories", "family", "cherish", "you" and so on......
***please note ~ i used a beautiful blue as my accent for my rhinestones and ribbons. if you would like a different color to accent with (red, green, pink, purple, orange, etc....), it is up to you to let me know and i will try my hardest***
i hope you love it like i do!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

just a few fun pictures from the scrapbook royalty charity event krystie and i played at last weekend. i was holding out on this post because i was hoping they would put up the big ol' group photo (that i could then, also put up on my blog), but it still hasnt made it to their blog or website, so before these pictures are really old this girly!! we were at the "bad girls" table ~ too, too perfect!! it was so fun to be a villain!!!

alright ~ i have a ton of class samples to go work on.... and again ~ thanks to "dude" for helping out with my babies so i could play all day long!!! xoxo ~peace~

Friday, March 14, 2008

oh my gosh ~ oh my gosh ~ oh my gosh!!!! i sent an email to missy teresa collins HERSELF and she sent me some love on her blog!!! i wanna scream im so happy!! thank you so much teresa ~ you made my month!!! look ~ look ~ look okay, thats all for now!!! i have to prepare for my class sunday ~ lucky girly

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

just real quick ~ okay ~ first things first.... i went ahead and changed the date of my "thousand words" mini album that i am teaching at its about time scrapbooks in murrieta. the class will be sunday (a better day for all, right?) the 13th of april at 1:00. hopefully that day works out better for on my "list of things to mention" ~ i have a sneak peak of the acrylic mini album that i am teaching at ever after next thursday ~ not tomorrow, but the next thursday. i know its a little late notice, but i was waiting on the paper.... i didnt want to settle for anything but!!!
call and save a spot (760)433-9313!! okay gotta go!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

my next class that i am teaching at its about time scrapbooks in murrieta. okay, so i know i promised to have my classes the first thursday of every month, but its not going to happen in april ~ SORRY :). this class is monday night, the 14th of april at 5:30. may, june, july and so on, i will be back teaching the first thursday of every month. with that said, this is my mini album created using the amazing paper by teresa collins. we ~ and when i say "we" i mean MEL ~ thought that the perfect title for it would be "a thousand words", and i couldnt agree more. i love it. this little guy is ~ for me ~ a collection of all of my favorite pictures from last year. i was also thinking, though how much fun it would be to theme this little album out. maybe a weekend away, or a certain month, or just pictures of yourself, or a trip to disneyland, or, or, or, or,,,,,,, thats what i love about this album, it really isnt specific to one certain theme. i think that after the class, i will be adding more pages because i had a really hard time choosing just a few of my favorite photos!!

i hope you likey!! if you do ~ call!! ;) (951)304-3422

the sample will be at the store tomorrow

Sunday, March 9, 2008

because im still new at this whole teaching thing, i still get really excited when i see my name on a blog other than my own. pink pineapple scrapbooks had some sweet things to say about me and my upcoming classes so i thought i would share....
so my card class is tomorrow night at the lovely pink pineapple ~ (760)598-2222. the class is $27.00 and from 6:00 - 9:00. i used one ~ actually two different jenni bowlin paper lines to create these babies. and YES ~ those cards are resting on my beautiful red washing machine!!!
for family again at the lovely pink pineapple scrapbooks in vista ~ (760)598-2222. the class is $37.00 this thursday from 6:00 - 9:00. i love this adorable acrylic mini album. in this class, you will be using two different hambly rub on sheets and you will have left overs to go home and play with.

lucky girly at the amazing its about time scrapbooks in murrieta ~ (951)304-3422. this class is $50.00 this sunday from 12:00 to 3:00. this little girly album is just too cute to pass up!! the possibilities are endless!!
alright, thats it for now. i will post some pictures from this weekend charity event that i participated in ~ thanks to the help of "dude" (thats what my kids call my mom) what a cute name for grandma uh??

Friday, March 7, 2008

my ode to the mini ~ mini album that is ~ not to be confused with the mini dress ~ mini tank ~ mini skirt ~ or any other mini article of the clothing that might look like a train wreck on my post baby body!! let me start by saying, i love me some 12 X 12 albums. there is no denying that,,, here is proof.... and YES, most of those albums are full to the brim with pages (layouts), but there are two albums that need more pages.
so anyway ~ i actually started my amazing journey of scrapbooking using solely 12 X 12 layouts and albums. but soon after my journey began, i came in contact with my latest obsession ~ the mini album!! so often when i am creating a mini album in the craft area of my favorite scrapbook store, i am asked by customers ~ whom are looking for inspiration ~ "who is that mini album for". my response?? "ME". people seem to think that if its a mini, its automatically a gift. now dont get me wrong, i do give mini albums as gifts ~ and with out fail, they are a tear jerking hit, but i mostly create minis for myself ~ or me and my family. and when i do create a mini for a gift, i create two at a time,,, one for me ~ and one for the lucky recipient of my latest creation. that goes for classes that i take too, i will buy an extra kit if i feel like someone else might want a copy. the next question?? "well, where do you store them?"..... scroll down and i will show you a few spots that have become homes for my mini is my entry way to my house. we have the typical entry way table, and on the bottom shelf, you will notice a little bird cage. i loved this little bird cage in the store (target) and knew it would work perfectly to showcase my favorite (at the time ~ because i do rotate) mini albums.
a candice mclean mini album class happens to be at the front of the little stash at the moment.

another location for my much adored mini album collection is this beautiful ~ if you ask me ~ trunk i got for 40% off at joanns. i love this little location because when we have guests, they know where exactly to go to check out my latest, and they do. they will spend hours searching through all of my albums loving every minute of it. the best part is that each album is themed, and that memory is right there in the palm of their hands.
and of course, because i also like to place them here or there, that is exactly where they land... on my desk, or on top of my printer, sometimes they stay put there for a while, and thats okay too.
so ~ there is no need to be scared of the mini album any more. they are the new up and coming trend that is sure to stick around for years to come!!

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