Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Scrappy

I've been pretty scrappy lately! One of those most exciting thing in my scrappy life were 2 emails I got from Scrapbook Trends Magazine saying they wanted to PUBLISH 2 of my layouts. OH YEA BABY! I can't even believe that I little ole me will have 2 layouts in print in a magazine. Exciting right?? The magazine will be published in March 2010. Thanks Scrapbook Trends for making my day!

My final layout for my Guest Design team work at Scrapping the music was really fun to make! It came together to easily. don't you love it when that happens. Thanks STM for the opportunity to be a part of your Amazing DT even if just for a month! Come over and take the challenge!

Finally in my scrapping life the November Kit at Studio Calico is available for purchase now. **sigh** I love SC. I know I have said it before but the owners, staff and design team are amazing. Plus the online community and support are top notch. Check it out! You can get $10 off this month by using the code FF720. Don't let THAT $10 go out the door!

Here a a couple more LOs I have done lately!
For the previous Scrapping the Music challenge GDT:
I LOVE this old pic of my nephew!

and look at my niece on her first B-day! So precious!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Me.. as Octomom

My friend Kelly had an adult only Halloween party for our Mom's group! It was SOOO much fun. The costumes were hilarious and clever! John and I went as Octomom and her sperm donor. Lovely huh?
lots more to update you on but thought you would enjoy a peek at our craziness!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Life.. it's precious.

In Memory Of Julia

Tragically last year, my friends Jackie and Bob lost their 18 month old daughter Julia. Her cause of death was never discovered therefore putting it in the category of SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Children).This weekend I was part of an amazing event honoring Julia's life. Jackie, Bob her family, friends and my (and her) Mom's Group organized a 5K race and 1 mile family fun walk called Julia's Run for a Reason to raise funds for SUDC. The amount of people that came out to support the cause was overwhelming. 352 registered racer/walker - WOW! We raised over $15,000 for the SUDC. The race went off without a hic-up. It was just wonderful to be a part of such an amazing event honoring a wonderful little angel and her family. Here is Sarah with her metal she won for being one of the first 60 kids to cross the 1 mile finish line. She was so proud!

Let's talk about Scrapbooking. First off, as you know I am the guest designer at Scrapping the Music this Month. I Love this weeks song! You are the Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne . HOW FUN! Here is the LO I created
Guess what the man in the Brown truck delivered to me on Friday?? My October Studio Calico Kit. I have been swooning over it so excited to dig in and get started! Here is the first LO I created using it also for the BASB challenge this week!. I am in LOVE with this month's kit. I think the craft envelopes are my FAV!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scrapping the Music!

Hey all! Come see me over at Scrapping the Music this month where I am the Guest Designer! This is my first time being a Guest designer anywhere. I am honored! Thanks for thinking of me STM Design team. The weeks Song Inspiration is Gilligan's Island Theme song. Here is my interpretation. Come play along!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Time keep on slipping....

I mean really, where does it go??? I have been super DUPER busy lately. My husband just got back from a "guy's" hiking trip in North Carolina. He encountered 12 black Bears! Whoa! Scary if you ask me! He hiking to the top of Gregory Bald and said that it was a difficult hike.. the hardest he's done. He had fun.. I am most envious of the beautiful weather he got to experience. high 60's during the day. low 40s at night. For me, I was still in HOT Florida :(

A few weeks ago 16 of my Mom's Group friends and I rented a House on Anna Maria Island for 3 nights. I had so much fun! I can't remember the last time that I laughed that much. You know, cramp in the side, cheek hurt kind of laugh. It was something I REALLY needed!

In scrappy news, The layout on my last post of John and I titled You and Me made it into the Scrapping the Music Hall of Fame! I was SO excited. Then I got a message from Mary at Scrapping the Music that they wanted me to be their Guest Designer for October! I said yes of course and WAS tickled pink to have been asked! I can't wait to show you the LO's I make inspired by song Lyrics throughout the month! WOO HOO!!

Here are some layouts I have made in the last few weeks.. mostly using the Studio Calico Sept Kit Cotillion. What a great kit and I have LOVED using it! The first one was for THIS Studio Calico Blog Challenge.