Monday, December 31, 2007

Counting Down to the Blog Party!

Just a few more days until the RRBP starts!!! Can't wait!

On January 2, QKD will kick off the Round Robin Blog Party! Here is the basic idea! It will start on the QKD Blog on Jan. 2 and then it will "blog hop" to each of the Royal Court Members' blogs throughout the month. There's fun and prizes so mark your calendar. See the full schedule below. Each of the Royal Court members has fun things planned for you.

Jan 2: QKD Blog
Jan 3-5: Penny
Jan 7-9: Vicki
Jan 10-12: Nina
Jan 14-16: Tanis
Jan 17-19: Nancy
Jan 21-23: Bev
Jan 24-26: Anam
Jan 28-30: Jules
Jan 31- Feb 2: Pooka
Feb 4-6: Amy

Hope you all can come and join us!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

Okay, I decided that I would try the challenge at The Scrapdragons blog this time -- was a little hard for me, but here it what I came up with.

Here's the journaling: Coffee and chocolate are two of my guilty pleasures. I don't let a day go by without having one or both of them.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Inchies!

Okay, here they are -- yes, it is only three, but oh my! it is really hard to create on just a small canvas. Might work on some more later, but now, I am going to work on some of the fun challenges at the impromptu crop at A Scrappin Friendsy!

Inchies and Plus-Size Inchies

Today I want to scrap -- in fact -- I want to scrap/play with something new. I need to work on my Deck of Me (yeah, I should be finished with it this week, but I think I only have about 10 cards done! LOL!), but I want to try inchies and/or plus-sized inchies (PSI).

Okay, for those of you who think I have lost my mind and you are thinking -- what are inchies and PSI -- they are little bitty works of art. Inches are 1 inch square and PSI are 1 1/2 inch squares.

I have seen these done several ways, one is to do a larger square say 3 x 3 and then cut it into the smaller squares and another way is to just start with the smaller sizes and go from there.

So, I am off to create! I'll be back later on today to post what I came up with!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Queen Kat Designs Round Robin Blog Party!

On January 2, QKD will kick off the Round Robin Blog Party! Here is the basic idea! It will start on the QKD Blog on Jan. 2 and then it will "blog hop" to each of the Royal Court Members' blogs throughout the month. There's fun and prizes so mark your calendar. See the full schedule below. Each of the Royal Court members has fun things planned for you.

Jan 2: QKD Blog
Jan 3-5: Penny
Jan 7-9: Vicki
Jan 10-12: Nina
Jan 14-16: Tanis
Jan 17-19: Nancy
Jan 21-23: Bev
Jan 24-26: Anam
Jan 28-30: Jules
Jan 31- Feb 2: Pooka
Feb 4-6: Amy

Hope you all can come and join us!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Queen Kat Designs

Well, I have some exciting news to share! I have been asked to be the Royal Court Coordinator for Queen Kat Designs! What a great honor and I am really excited because it is such a wonderful company.

So, now there is a Royal Kit Kat Position Opening...

Queen Kat Designs Clear Stamps is looking for an active and exciting “Royal Court” member (design team member)! We are a 1 year old stamp company that’s looking to show our customers what our stamps can really do! We’re looking to add to our court with your help promoting our products as much as possible through your personal blog or any online galleries you may frequent.About this position: A “Royal Kit Kat” is responsible for creating projects with our monthly kit (every other month) & Queen Kat Designs clear stamps. Our stamps are high quality photopolymer stamps that produce great images. Every other month, you will receive 1 monthly kit to work with and the next month, you will be sent 1-2 stamp sets to work with.

Kit month responsibilities:
A miniumum of 8 cards will be expected with each kit you receive. You are encouraged to make more cards and or projects as supplies and time allow. Only the stamps and supplies in the kit are to be used each month. Our kits are fully loaded with supplies and more than enough to make at least 8 cards.

Stamp month responsibilities:
A minimum of 6 projects will be required for each set you receive. 3 of which must be greeting cards and the other 3 are up to you. Each project will need to feature the stamps you are working with to show others how they can be used. Samples are posted in the store for everyone to see, so best work is only accepted.

Monthly responsibilities:
Contribute to our newsletterPromote QKD when ever you see an opportunityParticipate in the design team discussionsSubmit your art using QKD stamps at least 2 times a month to various publications of your choice.

Other responsibilities may be assigned as the need arises

You will need the ability to post your work on our gallery. You will have your very own album to show off in. You may use a scanner or camera. Our Royal Court members are responsible for the up keep of their own blogs and are asked to display a little banner or blinkie linking to Queen Kat Designs on their blog.

If the above description is something that you are up for, please send an email to: you will be sent an application automatically. Do not send correspondance to that address, as your email will not get through to a real person.

If you have a question after receiving the application, please email us at

Only complete applications will be accepted. Do not e-mail pictures to us. They must be uploaded in the gallery. We will not accept applications with attachments.

Terms are 6 months in length and will formally begin February 1, 2008. Applications will be taken until January 2, 2008 at 12pm MST. The new RC member will be contacted on or shortly after January 3, 2008.

Royal Kit Kat Perks:
50% discount on our line of clear stamps
3 Free Kits per term
3 Free Stamp sets per term
Each Court member will have their own album at the QKD Gallery
Discounted supplies and products

(U.S.A. Applicants only, all of our international slots have been filled)

This is for the monthly club kits, not including the new Get Inked! Kit.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Playing with QKD Stamps!

Okay, tonight I have been playing some with my new QKD Stamps! Love them!!!! Don't think I have met a set that I haven't loved (just ask my hubby!!!!) LOL

Make sure you go by the store and get some stamps of your own! You can get the doodled flower set now, but you will have to wait until January for the Girly Girl set! Well worth the wait! Don't forget to get the January kit also! There are only a couple left. And to make sure you can keep getting the kits -- sign up for a subscription. Get Inked kit for January is SOLD OUT!!! Oh my!!! So, if you want one of those fab kits, you had better sign up now for the February one!

Ready Set Go!

Okay, ready set go . . . just seems to explain this time of year. At times it feels like it is a race from one event to the next, with very little down time in between.

So, as you race around, remember to take time to enjoy the holidays and enjoy your families!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas Crafts with the Kids

Okay, I am so much one of those people who doesn't want my kids being crafty because I hate the clean up that comes with it, but both of my kids love to create things. Give Alexis some paper and glue or paint or whatever else is available and she is so happy. Bryce prefers the "destruction" paper and scissors! LOL! Quite fun for them!

But, every year at Christmas, we always make a gingerbread house. I have a friend that makes them from scratch (would love to do that, but I am usually so short of time that I don't). But every year, we do get a gingerbread house kit; some years, we actually build the house with the gingerbread and I pray that it stays up long enough to get a couple of picts. But, some years, I buy the premade house where all you have to do is decorate. This year, I went with the premade house and it was still a blast watching them decorate and they had a great time as well.

If we have time this weekend, the kids and I are making some ornaments! More fun! Will have to post the pictures of that!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Scrappin Friendsy Design Team Call

A Scrappin Friendsy is searching for two new design team members. Could you be one of them? Each member will serve a six-month term on ASF.

- Newsletter - One layout or project per month, and a write up of the project that includes products used.
- Newsletter - select “Hot Picks” layouts and provide RAK prizes once during your six month term.
- Challenge Rotation with other DT members: create and post one challenge every six weeks.
- Challenge Rotation with other DT members: during our challenge weekends, at least one challenge (these will happen every three months).

All projects completed for ASF will be yours to keep; however, you will need to scan and upload your projects to a private album in your gallery by the deadline prior to newsletter release. When you upload your project, you need to post your project into the correct newsletter thread. You also need to have a small paragraph write-up to go with your layout, written in third person. If you have a question ask...good grammar is not required. That’s why we have an editor! Be prepared to be a TEAM. Ideas are ALWAYS welcome. As a matter of fact, they are DESIRED.

You must have an active gallery at ASF. An active gallery is considered one that has projects other than DT assignments.

You must maintain an active presence on the ASF boards.

- While you are a member of the ASF Design Team, you will receive a 20% discount at the store (online or brick and mortar). If you order product and choose to have it shipped with your assignment products, postage will be paid! Also, if you know product has been added to the B&M store but you don't see it uploaded to the online store, you are welcome to call the store and place your order!
- You will receive products free of charge to complete your Design Team assignments.
- You will be given recognition for all projects that are uploaded to the Design Team gallery. You will also be featured on our Design Team website with a photo and small informational section about you.
- Your layouts/projects will be yours to keep.
- Design Team members will also have input in the assignments and running of our online community.

If you are interested, come join the A Scrappin Friendsy forum at Upload a layout that best shows your style to the ’08 Design Team Call gallery. Then answer the following questions and send them to the moderator at

All applications are due by January 10. The new DT members will be notified by January 14.

Username at ASF:
Other usernames:

1. Describe your scrapbooking style and list your favorite products and techniques.
2. Tell us a little about yourself (interests, family, favorites, etc.). We'd like to get to know you!
3. Please provide a link to the online gallery where you are most active. Please include your username at that site.
4. Are you currently, or have you in the past, served on another design team? If so, when and where?
5. What will you contribute to our DT and, more importantly, to our site and store?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Rick Rack Challenge at Caardvarks!

From now until the end of the month, there is a rick rack challenge at Caardvarks!!! I am so excited to have two of my cards featured as part of the Queen Kat Designs Design Team.

Go by and check it out!!!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Introducing the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court!

Queen Kat Designs 2008 Royal Court

Queen Kat Designs, a proudly USA-made acrylic stamp manufacturer, warmly welcomes the newest additions to their 2008 Royal Court Design Team:

Tanis Giesbrecht
Nancy Grant
Nina PateƱa
Jennifer Pohl

They will join the current Royal Court Design Team composed of:

Vicki Beland or Queen Kat
Juliet Diley
Bev Douglas
Penny Hartley
Suzeanne Peak
Anam Stubbington

QKD is an acrylic stamp manufacturer who makes their own stamps, using only the highest quality photopolymer.

Check out the online store, monthly cardmakers’ kit club, monthly scrapbookers’ kit club, and monthly Get Inked! kit club. New designs of unique, gorgeous and affordable stamps will be released each month in 2008 by their four wonderful designers.

QKD also features an informative blog and holds contests from time to time.

Head on over to the site for some guaranteed fun!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Kit Krazy!

Are you as "krazy" about kits like I am? Well, Queen Kat Designs has a fabulous card kit for January. Make sure you get this one!!! We have only a limited number of kits available this month! When they are sold out, that's it. So, why not assure yourself a kit each month and subscribe? For a limited time, we are offering a free stamp set with each month of kits when you subscribe to the 12 month club. You get to pick the stamp set! Who else offers that? No one I know of, and I know that no one offers you QKD stamps!! Come n get em!

Okay, so, not only is the card kit to die for, check out the new "Get Inked" kit! OH MY!!!!!

This is a new concept in kit design!! This is for the stamper at heart. QKD has come up with an awesome kit that will please every palette from beginners to advanced inkers (stampers.) Each month, you will receive a kit that has a different kind(s) of ink, a tool or two and techniques on how to use your kit. Below is the list of what we have in store for the next 12 months!

January: Heat Embossing
February: All about Versamark
March: Learn how to Distress
April: Add some sparkle
May: All about Chalk Inks
June: Learn to use Re-Inkers
July: Stamping w/ markers
August: Resist Stamping
September: Paint Stamping
October: Brilliance Ink
November: Versa Magic
December: Memory Mist w/ chalk ink

(subject to change at our discretion)

Each month, we will feature an EXCLUSIVE stamp set from Queen Kat Designs that has been designed just for the Get Inked! Kit that month. The stamps are not available any where else!

January's kit will feature embossing powders of all kinds.. Here's what you'll get in the first installment of Get Inked!.

1 Stamp Set
1 Full Size Embossing Ink Pad
1/2 oz. Black Embossing Powder
1/2 oz. Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder
1/2 oz. Worn Lipstick Distress Embossing Powder from Tim Holtz
1 Technique News Sheet written especially for the Get Inked! kit

And a bonus! Everyone who purchases a Get Inked! kit will have access to a free download that has more embossing techniques in it. Each month, we will have a new download with additional techniques for you to try and keep. Access to this feature will run from the 1st of the month through the 31st. You will receive an email on the 1st with a link to the download.

Kits ship on the 10th of the month if not before. If you sign up for a monthly subscription, your card will be billed between the 1st and the 10th of each month. Also, if you subscribe to our monthly kit club AND the Get Inked! kit, BOTH of your kits will ship on the 8th of each month of before! Get your Ink on even faster by subscribing to both kits!

For a limited time, if you subscribe to a 12 month card kit or scrapbooking kit and a 6 or 12 month subscription of the Get Inked! kit, you'll get 10% off your subscription each month of the Get Inked! kit.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Queen Kat Designs

Have you checked out all the wonderful things happening at Queen Kat Designs lately? Some great new stamps and a wonderful December kit -- which sold out! So, make sure you go in and get your January kit now!!!!! Check out these yummy papers and stamps.

Another great thing going on at QKD is the newsletter; here is the subscribe link:


And if you missed the December newsletter; here is a link for it as well.

December Newsletter

Monday, November 19, 2007

New Template = New Digi layout

okay, it is that time again! My desk is so cluttered that I need to clean, so when that happens, I turn to the computer and digi scrap. I found this great template today at and in a few minutes, I had a great layout! Of course, a little Shabby Princess always makes it easy as well.

Check out the layout!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Kit's In the Mail!

Well, actually it is not in the mail now, it is sitting on my scrap table! OH my! I got my November kit from Queen Kat Designs today. LOVE it! I also got a couple of new stamps. I so love happy mail days!

Of course, I am drooling over the December kit. Check out the picts:

I cannot wait to get this new kit. And even better. Check out the blog for the samples using the kit!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I am in LOVE!!!

I am so in love with the new Queen Kat Design Stamps that came out this month. They are amazing!!!

Here's a peak!

Aren't these just fabulous!! The calendar ones, of course, go all the way to December, but just wanted to tease you, make sure you go to the store and check it out!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

What to Say?

I have sat down a couple of times today to try to write something, but everything is just so jumbled around in my mind that I can't put the words together. So for now, I guess I can't say anything.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Today was one of those days when I wish I could protect my children from the world and the people in it. I want to be able to keep them from getting hurt physically and emotionally. I want to be able to save them from the pain that I went through.

First grade should be a time of fun, a time of beginning to really get involved in the wonderful world of learning and playing; it should not be a time where little boys bully and little girls won't let you play with them because you aren't "popular."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I'm Back!!

Okay, well, maybe no one missed me, but I missed my blog! For some odd reason, I have not been able to access blogger from home in weeks (or it felt like weeks, will have to check the last post!)

So, now I am back! What has happened? A lot and not too much at the same time. The main things going on are school, homework for the kids, housework (not really, you can look at my house and tell that!), and then back on the same track all over again.

Still waiting on them to set up a date for Alexis' testing, have called every week to see about that. Still waiting on getting all the IRS mess straightened out. Still waiting to see if we are going to be able to go on vacation. Still waiting to see if we can get the insurance all worked out. MMM, see a pattern here!

Well, think I will go for now. Of course, I should have more to post since it has been a while, but it is amazing how small things become after you wait and think about them.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Fun and Games!

Lots of fun stuff going on with National Stamping Month.

Check out Juliet's blog - fun card sketch challenge ideas going on.

Also check out Scrappin Mojo this weekend for their crop!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Where to Start?

Right now, I don't know where to start thinking about the last couple of days/weeks. School has been busy, hectic at times, but it is actually starting to settle down some.

Yesterday, I thought I was actually going to break down and cry at school. Of course, I seem to be crying a lot lately. One of my colleagues told me that someone else had stopped here and said "I know that Penny annoys you a lot, but . . ." Well, it really hurt my feelings. She told me that she told the other person that I didn't annoy here, but now it has me "thinking" as my dh would say. Yes, I am sure that I do annoy some people, no big deal, there are some people who annoy me. My thoughts are that I would like to know who I am annoying so much. Or is it me or is it someone else. I just need to get it out of my mind!

The twins finished up the first week of tests for first grade. Not exactly sure how they did on all of them; we will have to wait until signed papers get sent home next week. We also already have the test schedule for next week and we can go ahead and start working on it a little early if we need to. Next week will be their first spelling test.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monsoon Season

The other day I used the phrase "when it rains, it pours" because of all of the craziness that has happened lately. Well, in church Sunday, I opened up the Sunday School lesson book and at the end of the lesson, there was that phrase. I was immediately drawn to it and it was about how when as a couple there are bad times that this is when we need to be there even more for each other. The couple had gone through so much that they said they felt like it was Monsoon Season and again, I thought, DH and I are there right now.

Of course, there will be a monsoon or two, but you know, no matter what, DH is there for me. He has been able to allay some of my fears, mostly because I won't let go of all of them! He has given me the support and encouragement to reach my dreams, even though, he might initially have reservations about them. So, if it is monsoon season, I am okay with that because I know who will be there with me, holding my umbrella!

Saturday, August 18, 2007


How do you deal with frustration? I am such a control freak that I hate it when something is out of my hands; I don't handle it very well. I am going through that right now and I am trying to deal with my frustration. Normally, I would probably eat through my emotions (yeah, one of those emotional eaters here) but I am not going to fall victim to that! I just wish I could fix this, but I can't. I have to rely on other people who have to rely on other people, and I really don't think those people at the top of the chain have any clue about what us at the bottom of the chain have to get done! Oh well! Maybe I will just go shopping! LOL!

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Okay, I am so missing my MOJO! I have a DT project due for the newsletter (well, actually two, if you count the calendar addition) and I cannot get it to work out right. I have had the idea, but it just isn't falling into place! Today, I spent about an hour, working on some journaling that I think I want to add to the page, but then I keep doubting myself.

So, if anyone has my MOJO or knows where it went, please let me know!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Queen Kat Designs Feature Blogger!

Wow! I was so honored to find out that I have been selected as the very first QKD Featured Blogger! Here's the cool blinkie that I get to proudly display!

Monday, August 06, 2007

In One Short Minute

In one short minute lives can be changed; a new baby can be born; a child can be lost. Anything can happen in one short minute.

Sunday morning that one short minute happened and had such an impact on my life; two young men were killed in an automobile accident and one other is in serious condition.

Wow, so much to say and think, both of these were incredible kids. They had their whole lives in front of them and now. Preston would have been a senior in high school this year; we had already sat down and started planning his school year. We had talked about what he was going to do when he graduated. He was looking forward to a future, that now is gone. Charlie was in college now, but I still remember him sitting in class, cracking a joke as he always was. And then there is Hunter, quiet Hunter, who was such a hard worker, pray for him as he goes through this time, as his body heals and then later on when he realizes what has happened. Pray for his family and the families of Preston and Charlie. Pray for our school as we try to begin the school year, knowing that we have lost two members of our family.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

C52 Layouts!

Okay, as promised here they are! These are Imaginesce Patterned papers and rubons. Alpha stickers are Rusty Pickle. I also used my OA Cricut cartridge. Of course, if you look at the C52 blog, you will realize that my double page layouts went way off base from the originals! Oh well, that is the fun of scrapping, isn't it?

Club 52 Layouts

Okay, worked on my Club 52 layouts from July; yes, I know it is August, but I was really busy the night of C52 to be able to do them then. I really like them it just amazes how far off from the originals I ended up with. When I have time, I will have to upload them so you can see!

Wondering what C52 is, well, check out the new C52 blog! Better yet, want to be a part of C52, head over to A Scrappin Friendsy and sign up! The kits are fab!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Just a few more days until teachers' meetings at school start; of course, Alexis has cheer camp this week as well, so I will be there all week.

Picked up some picts that I had developed this week; I know film. I haven't used film in two years! Of course, these rolls were that old, so I was kind of worried that they might not be the best. But, I was happily surprised. All three rolls turned out great, and there was a pict on there from my birthday two years ago! It was so sweet, DH and the kids had baked me a cake. It was the worst cake that I have ever eaten, I mean it was horrible! It looks better than it tastes and it still looks pretty bad! LOL! I am going to have to do a layout about it; once I finish the layout, I will share it with everyone!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Coming Out of the Dark

Since earlier this week I was in the dark, I figured that I needed to come out of the dark. Worked on part of my 'darkness' problem yesterday and realized that it is my reaction to another person. Of course, what is so funny when I was on the phone with her yesterday, I realized that that she is a control-type personality. On the other hand, I am also a control-type personality, so when she does something and I don't know about it, it bothers me. Last night, I was ready to "chunk it all" and turn it over to her and still wonder if that might now be the best thing timewise, but I hate to give up something that I have invested so much time in already. Oh well, need to work on it Monday.

Nana's Attic - SNS Kit

Okay, Anita at Nana's Attic has been posting another fab kit -- the upload today had some cool boy papers and a cute QP, so of course, I had the perfect pict for it, so here it is!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

ScrapDragons Challenge

Okay, I had to do the challenge for the ScrapDragons! They are some wonderful people, so just had to have fun with them!

So, the premise is -- three items -- use something from each item to create your own layout. Great fun and great inspiration as well. Go check out their challenge blog -- the link is on the sidebar and see what you can come up with!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Blog Party Time!!

woohoo, Queen Kat Designs is having a blog party! The challenges are going up at the main blog and there will be games at the design team blog. The links are on the side bar! Come and play and check it out!!

Of course, some of the best things --- there are some incredible new products in the store!!! Go now and check it out!!! Lots of great sales for the month also!

In the Dark

Seems like an appropriate title because it is really dark in my house right now, no lights are on and it is rainy and cloudy (and all the thunder and lightning that go along with that) and that is how I feel.

It's been one of those days; got up early after staying up a little too late! Then went with DH to the doctor's office, had a nice lunch at Keifers, haven't been there in years. Then on the way to pick up the kids, we had to detour because of a massive man hunt near his parents' house. Very scary thought when you see about six or seven highway patrol cars pulled over on the side of the road and them standing in the road blocking it, holding large shotguns!!

Back home after we finally got the kids and left the inlaws with instructions to keep everything locked. I finished reading the new Harry Potter, not sure how I feel about the ending though.

Monday, July 30, 2007


For the last year, I have really wanted to go back to school; I want to work on another Masters Degree, but I want to get this one in counseling. I love teaching, don't get me wrong, but part of me wants a break from it, another part of me doesn't. What a Catch-22. So, all of this is wonderful, right? The problem is trying/having to balance my daily work with something new and to balance our lives with something new and our budget with something expensive!

I have tried to talk to DH about it several times, but yet, he still isn't 100% behind my plans, so I guess they will have to wait a little longer.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Here are the Layouts from this Weekend!

Scrappy Weekend!

It has been a productive weekend, scrapwise for me! I have done some new digi layouts, some paper layouts, and some cards! WOW!!!

We also went to the Saints training camp this morning, got some fab pictures, and some autographs as well!! So much fun!

Here are the credits for the digi layouts:

Music - Jen Caputo Food of Love Kit
Twins Yes, Alike No - Foofaraw Kit from Nana's Attic
Saints Layout - Tia Bennett 2 peas - football kit (paper and brushes)
Silly Smiling Faces - Muddled Kit from Nana's Attic
Dance Recital - Digital Sketch by Jen Caputo ( available at Scrapbook Graphics; Papers by Ronna Penner - Express Yourself (from Shabby Princess) ; Doodles by petit moineaux

Saturday, July 28, 2007

What a Day!

Friday was one of those days where it seemed like nothing was going right and everything was going wrong. I won't bore you with all the details but it was definitely a day that I don't want to repeat. But, we survived and now it is Saturday!

Today is Scrap Saturday. I am going to lounge about and scrap and work on some challenges for ASF and for Scrappin Mojo. I will have to share my creations when I get back!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Basic Grey Gallery!

Okay, I am so excited!!! Just got an email from Basic Grey where they had picked up my Card from the Caardavarks Day 4 Challenge for their gallery!!! WOOHOO!!!!


I sure it is like this for everyone but where does the time go? Here it is the end of July, with school just around the corner, and I am so far behind with everything I needed to get done. Then it seems like things keep being piled on and on and on.

I went to school today to work on a few things, I did get a few things done, but once I started looking at a few things, I realized that somethings that should have been done in May weren't done, so now, I have to back track and cover some one else's mistakes! Just something else that I really don't feel like I have time for!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday, Monday

Mmm, love me some Mamas and the Papas! LOL!

Okay, today has been a normal day of summer -- which means -- go to school and do some work! It amazes me how people think that just because I am a teacher, I have all summer off. Of course, most probably do, I just fill in and do other work at the same time!

Today was productive, even after work, came home and did laundry, cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the bathrooms, and mopped the floors. Yuck! I hate housework. I would so love to have a maid to come in and clean, I don't mind cooking, it is just the cleaning that I could do without!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Foofaraw Kit

Okay, I am so in love with this kit from Nana's Attic!

This was one of the quick pages from the kit!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fabulous Friday!

I love Friday! Of course, it does mean that the first day of school will be here before I know it! Been working on some things already for it and actually need to go and work a couple of days next week. Going to C52 tonight, will take some things to work on, if I have time, planning to chat and help with some other projects while I am there though!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Around the World in 31 Days Blog Party

Almost time for the Blog Party at Queen Kat Designs. Go check out the challenges at the blog and at the Queen Kat Designs DT Blog as well.

Just Another Day

in Paradise? Well, not really, but it does feel like just another day. I have done housework today, worked on some school work, and need to do some crafty projects. Today is my last day of VBS also! YEAH!! I love it, but it is really exhausting. I am taking Friday off because we aren't having crafts for all of the groups (yeap, I am in charge of crafts!) and the only ones in there will be the 2s and 3s and my helper can handle. Why am I taking off? CLUB 52!!!! I so need a break and that is the perfect break!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Caardvarks Day 10 - Card 10

Wow, here it is card 10! Hard to believe that I made it every day!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge # 9

I was so excited to see this challenge because I had the perfect Queen Kat Designs stamp for it!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge #8

eight down, two to go!

Used Pink Sugar Pop Flourish stamps, used Bo Bunny pp, cut out the bird image from one patterned and the paisleys from another patterned.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge #7

Wow, here is the seventh card for the challenge.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Caarvarks Challenge #6

I have loved doing these challenges so far, just need to scrap some and not just make cards though!!

Here's my card for Challenge #6 - 6 x 6 card. Used Junkitz pp, Primas, rhinestones, and the $1.00 acryllic stamp from M's.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge #5

Here it is the 5 challenge -- brads, eyelets, primas, HS ghost letters, and ribbon were my five.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge #4

Here's my square challenge card. I used four different squares and used mini brads to allow them to swivel. MM stickers and rubons were used for the message. Topped off with a flower to give it that "birthday present look."

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Caardvark Challenge 3 - Trifold Card

Here's my challenge 3 card; this was so much fun

Friday, July 06, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge #2

Okay, here are my two cards for the double take challenge today! Great challenge.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Caardvarks Card Challenge #1

Found a great card challenge on Caardvarks and thought I would give it a try; here is my first card. It uses Queen Kat Designs Butterfly stamp from the June Card Kit! Love this kit!!!!

Starting Over

Boy, have I said that phrase so many times before. I am starting over on a project, etc. Do I think it will stick, not necessarily, but I am trying.

The main focus of my starting over today is my blog. Yes, it has been over a year since I posted. WOW! Why you might ask? I am so out of it that sometimes I forget that I have a blog. duh! But, I am going to do better. Maybe! LOL! We will see.



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