Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I'm in Florida visiting Greg's parents and I will be home Saturday. I am so ready to get back to scrapping!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight Review

Kristin and I just got home from the midnight showing of Twilight. OMG, it was awesome! Edward is so hot!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My RAK for the SC Crop

I am giving away this We R Memory Keepers page kit to the person who recruits the most new members to Scrap City during our crop this week. The paper is really great heavy weight and gorgeous design and colors. It comes with a sheet of alphabet stickers and a sheet of die cuts to match the paper.

Game Show Crop

We have some awesome challenges for this crop and some great prizes. Come over and join us at Scrap City for this fun crop!

Update on Bella

This was taken Monday night, she was spayed that morning. Her wounds have healed wonderfully and the surgery went well. She's doing great today. It's hard to believe that we've only had her 3 weeks, she is so much a part of our family already and I can't imagine not having her.

Bella prefers to wear bandanas to hide her scar. The scars are part of her character but I hate people always asking me what happened to her when we go to PetSmart!

She is so smart she has learned sit, shake and lay down easily. She could learn more, I just don't know how to teach other commands! Anyone know any tricks I could teach her?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November Creative Team

Another sketch for Scrap City, most of the patterned paper is SEI from one of Noel's kits.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Scrap City Design Team Projects

This layout of Leanne and Ben was done from a sketch. The patterned paper is Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket.
This is for my Scrap City design team challenge this month. We had to scrap a layout about an addiction and I always have a Diet Coke in my hand. I cut some embellishments from a carton the coke came in, for the background I painted the paper silver then sprinkled with glitter.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mini Album From Garbage!

I made this mini album for my Niece from garbage! The album holder is a Jiffy muffin mix box, they are the perfect size, and the pages were cut from cardboard. I had a Heidi Grace kit that I was wanting to get rid of so I used most of it on this project. The pictures I used were from this summer when she spent a week with me, these pics weren't worthy of a layout, but perfect for a mini album for her. I did this for the altered challenge at Scrap City.

I'm sorry that I've been such a bad blogger lately. My laptop is not working so I'm chained to the desk instead of blog hopping on the coach!

Here's a yummy recipe to using Jiffy Cornmeal Mix so you can get some empty boxes and this stuff in really cheap. This is a great side dish for the holidays and it's so easy.

Corn Casserole
1 can of creamed corn

1 can of whole kernel corn
8 oz. sour cream
1 box of Jiffy Corn Meal Mix
1 tbs. sugar
3/4 stick of melted butter
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together pour in casserole dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, until it's a little brown on top.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Daddy's Baby

Scrap City has their November challenges up, check them out we have some good ones this month. This is the sketch challenge, I really like the format.

I know it's fall but I am so behind on my scrapping that I still have tons of summer pics to scrap. Hayes is such a Daddy's boy he would prefer for Justin to tote him around all the time! These pics are from their Florida vacation. I love the one where he's laying his head on Justin's shoulder.

I'm still working on getting my scrap stuff organized by color, I think it will a great system if I ever get finished! How do you organize by color, manufacturer or by type? I would love some tips.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Arrival-Welcome Bella

I know this picture looks like one of those big headed stuffed animal dogs, but she loves me so much I can't get a picture without her walking towards me!

Kristin and I went to the animal shelter on Thursday, they had a full house so there were plenty to choose from. I walked right by this little girl and really didn't notice her because she wasn't barking or jumping, she was just sitting there. We took a few dogs out in the yard to play with and thought we had found the one we wanted. We went in the office to fill out the paperwork and we were going back to the cage when this one caught my eye. She looked up at me with the saddest eyes I've ever was love at first sight! I went in the cage with her and she crawled up in my lap, I knew she was MY dog. Her name is Bella and she is the sweetest puppy ever. The vet says she is at least a year old but not much older than that. She looks like a miniature lab and weighs 28 pounds.

I was hesitant to put a picture of her injury on here but I wanted to remind anyone looking for a dog to please not go and buy one. There are so many in shelters waiting for a chance to have a real home. Bella was so scared because some very mean person had hurt her and more than once. This gash on her back is healing well and will leave another scar, she has a scar on her hip from a previous injury. Abused dogs make the best pets they are thankful to be saved. So I encourage you to adopt a needy dog.

We had a Halloween swap at Scrap City and look at the great happy mail I got from Wendy! I can't believe there are Thickers that I didn't have, these are glittery lavender and will look awesome on a layout for one of the girls, pretty flowers, great Halloween stamps....thank you Wendy!