Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Love me, love my Cuttlebug!

I am so excited for this weekend. I am going to be participating in my very first CB challenges. Finally, the inspiration I need to kick my butt in gear and start using my CB more often. I love this little machine!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

easy peasy and TORN

a quick LO with hidden journalling...

So, we are expecting a huge snowstorm and then freezing rain this evening and into the early morning hours. I am torn...I would love to have the day off of school but that only means we make the snow day up on President's Day. If that happens, it will be a long time of no days off of school. Our next day off would be the Easter holiday. I am so torn as I think I would love a day off of school to just stay in my jammies and scrap (and maybe even take a nap). I HATE snow! Perhaps, if we do get a nice amount of snowfall, I could get some good pictures.

My gratitude list:
1. my ugly crocs that are lined and keep my feet WARM
2. a good home cooked meal
3. a wonderful boss
4. good friends
5. the men of the house who will shovel the snow and clean off my car

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Where does the time go?

Sunday night and another weekend has come to an end. Saturday morning I was up early and went to my LSS for an all day crop from 8AM - 11PM. I had so much fun, and I so needed this time to just be me! I was a bit productive...2 LO's, 3 bifolds, made and prepped a mini album for an upcoming class and started on my soup swap pages.

Darn it...the doorbell is ringing...visitors. My mom and sister are here. Don't they know that Sunday nights are for me? Seriously, all is good but I just want to scrap and enjoy the rest of my evening. So, off the computer and upstairs to visit.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

happy picture...

I've been so neglectful with the ole blogger. I promise to update this weekend. All I can say is BUSY! It's parent teacher conference time. So much work to prep for this time of year and so little time.

And so, I leave you with a happy favorite animal: the MOOSE! Happy's almost the weekend!

Monday, January 12, 2009

got to love it...

I so want a black tank with this image on it!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Scrappiness

Lately, I have wanted to do nothing but scrapbook. This latest layout is of my adorable great-nephew, Aiden...such a cutie. I also included the sketch where I got my inspiration.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

just had to...

I found this image and just had to post it. I am still obsessed with Twilight. I so wish there were more books in the series to read.

ahhh, the weekend...

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed. I got a good night's sleep, visited my LSS for some retail therapy and DH left with Prince to take him back to college. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. At least the tension will have left 109 until spring break. So, I completed a one hour sketch challenge over at Just Scrappin. Fun time and I even got another LO done for my album.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

thanks G and A!

All I can say is it's been a rough few days. Thanks G and A...You know who you are.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

scrappy goodness

It's been a good week scrapbooking!

Friday, January 2, 2009


I am feeling a little bit better today. Thanks Aymee for providing me with much needed girl time as well as scrap time.

I thought it was fitting to post a new LO because the title is "Be Happy." We all need happiness in our lives.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


What a way to start a New Year. You would think that after 10 1/2 months of not cooking that it would be appreciated...I didn't cook before because of the nasty things and comments Prince would say to me and his dad would defend him. His dad is such a protector and enabler where the Prince is concerned. So anyway, I am back to cooking (and I LOVE to cook). I cook a tradtional meal...knockwurst, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I even let the Prince throw in hotdogs as he really doesn't care for the knockwurst. I was being kind as typically what is cooked is what is served and eaten at all meals. So anyway, Prince gets out the bread for his hotdogs. I tell him I am not serving bread with our meal today. Call me a bitch, but I am the cook for the day and I didn't want a loaf of bread in it's plastic bag on the table. He starts cursing and swearing at me. He is just so disrespectful and it hurts. It hurts real bad. Anyway, to make a long story short, there was a big scene...a real big scene. I ended up making a plate of food for myself and retreating to my craft space and just crying. Happy New Year to me. Needless to say, I really didn't eat much. I am still upset and my belly aches from all the hurt. If Prince thinks it is so bad here, go somewhere else. I cannot wait until he heads back to college.

I am so thankful for my art, my bit of scrappiness. I am also thankful for my other stepson who causes no heartaches, headaches, bellyaches, stressaches. He dislikes when the Prince is disrespectful towards me too.

I am a warrior. I am strong. I will survive.