Friday, July 25, 2008

WOO HOO, I won a Gift Cert !!!

There was a drawing on Willow Traders for a $10 Gift Cert for a Digital Scrapbooking Shop, Candace Duffy Jones , given by her CT member Tara, and I was one of the lucky winners. I bought this kit Cartes Postales de Paris and I bought this alpha, Torn Cardboard Alpha and I did this layout tonight with it:

Needless to say.......I LOVE THE KIT!!! Thanks Candace and Tara!!

Beach Party Cyber Crop!!!

At Treasured Scrapbooking starting at 3pm PST or 6PM EST and going through till Saturday night!!!!

There are lots of games, challenges, make n takes to be found. Come and join us in all the might get addicted!!!!

Hope to see YOU there!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Last call for the Treasured Hunt

Today is the last day to get in your eligibility layout for the Treasured Hunt!!!

Just a layout a week for the duration of the contest until you are eliminated or you win!!! Have you checked out the prizes?? You could be guest designer too!!!

My question to you is

What are you waiting for?????? You dont even have to create a new layout for the eligibility entry, just upload one of your favorites...I know you all have a few!!!

All entries must be in the gallery by 9pm EST!!! Go to Treasured Scrapbooking Now!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What a GREAT weekend!!!!

Second year in a row that we went to SeaWorld...actually this same weekend last year, and I have to say I hope we do it every year, as a matter of fact it would be really cool to go there for a week!!! the weather was a perfect 75-80, nice little cool breeze at times. We got lost coming in, none of us thought to print directions...we actually thought we would find the hotel since we were there last year....NOT!!! Turns out we were just blocks from where we should have been, naturally right!! Trevor had the toughest time..he wanted to go home not stay in the hotel. Jenna was a pro. We went to SeaWorld on Friday morning, left during the afternoon, came back at night. Matts parents and mine came too, and then matts sister and her friends showed up too. On Saturday Matts friend Brian came since he lives close, it was good to see him, he visited us last year while we were in San Diego. Since I have been taking the photography class (which I am painfully behind in right now) I have been all about the photos and the settings so I took a ton of pics. And.........I have a few to share with you!!! Here is our SeaWorld trip 2008:

Jenna got her face painted:


Some of Trev....the candy man: night:

the dolphins:

Jenna did the bungie jumping:

The tide pool was very popluar again this year with Jenna

A circus acrobatic type show...we saw it twice!

Trevors favorites.....the flamingos!

Just playing with the sepia:

The fireworks show:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I have been TaGGed!!!

What was I doing Ten Years Ago?…

Not in the greatest part of my life thats for sure!! I was leaving a marriage of 18 years and moving out on my own for the first time, and I had just had heart bypass surgery. Sure wouldnt want to go back to that time...but it seems like yesterday!

Five Things On Today’s “To Do” List …
1. Well I have pretty much finished my list for today since we are leaving for San Diego in a few minutes!!
2. Relax
3. See Shamu
4. Watch fireworks
5. Sleep in a bunk bed...on the bottom!

I’m addicted to…

This damn laptop and the internet!!! Taking photos, scrapping, coffee, big hunks (candy bars ladies), eating, sleeping.....

Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire…

I would have a piece of land where each of my family could have their own house so we could all be neighbors but have our own space. then I would invest for income!! I would probably take some cruises too!!

Places I have Lived…

Sylmar Calif
Bend Oregon
Burbank Calif
Simi Valley Calif

Now…I’m tagging…

Just 7 more days for the Treasured Hunt eligibility!!!

Ok, I am doing a call out here!! I want to see Donna, Leah, MichelleS, Suzanna, Kammie, Christy, Emelyn, Sonda, all of my Simply Obsessed, Paper Posies, Willow traders, tallyscrapper, byom friends to join in on the Treasured Hunt contest!!! You all have one more week to get your entry in....super easy, just your favorite layout that displays your best work. I did this last year and many of you cheered me on, so I would love to see YOU participate this year!!! Check it out: The Treasured Hunt 2008
See my previous post for details too

I will be watching for your entry!!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Treasured Scrapbooking - July 15th second reveal

I love that at Treasured Scrapbooking we do a reveal on the first of the month....and another on the 15th of the month, really gives me time to do something super special!!!

This is kit #1 for July (there are two every month to choose from, but I worked with Kit #1)

And these are my layouts/project for this kit:

How about a little Christmas in July? there is a challenge on the message board you can participate in too!!

And this is one of my favorite ever altered pieces!! I took an 8 x 10 canvas, painted it, then adhered the paper over it after cutting some of the flower petals to bend up and reveal the canvas underneath. Super super easy, and so striking. I gave it to my mom, who is in the photo with my granddaughter Jenna, her great granddaughter....they are in a jumper if you can believe that!!

And my last layout of the is now scraps!!!

Paper Posies: 1 more July design

This one was in the newsletter so I didnt post it with the others, but its too cute not to share!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Kings River Trip Photos

So off we went to the Kings River this last weekend. We stayed at Lindys Landing, pretty cool little campground, shady, green and right on the river!! There were 3 extended families sharing 2 spots, so lots of fun!! The temps were a little out of control though...over 100 degrees...but the river was ice we spent most of our time with our chairs IN the river!!! Jenna learned to cast a fishing pole and got to ride on the jet ski for the first time so she was super excited. Trevors friend Chloe turned 2 on Thursday so we had a party for her on Friday, cake, presents and a pinata!!! The kids got to watch movies at night on an outdoor screen and play Wii. We used the generator a little too the tune of about 20 gallons of gas, oppppssss!!! But it was hot........

my DD Kari:


One of my favs, Jenna in Daddys hat

Jenna casting away

Trevor relaxing by the ice cold water

Jennas with Paul...her first jet ski ride

Ryan....can you believe he did this on his own...then posed!

My favorite place to be, in the AC, laptop and a view

This is Trev...doing his daddys moves

A view from our campsite



Trevor with Daddy

The kids enjoying the water

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I am Guest DEsigner at Simply Obssessed this month!!!

Yep I am!!! I won the spot as an honorable mention in their last Design Team search, didnt make the team but I got to join for one month and be Guest Designer, cant beat that!!!! If you havent visited Simply Obsessed, you are missing out on a great little club and a great message board and an inspiring gallery and great online crops and fun monthly challenges and....... Well I am sure you get the idea!! Oh and dont forget to check out the newsletters, they are packed full of great tips, techniques, sketches, name it!! here is what I did with July's Kit:

This layout was done using the monthly sketch by DMisner which you can find in the newsletter!