Friday, February 29, 2008

Just when you think... have your day all planned out, something comes in and puts a twist in all your plans. Today was supposed to be spent relaxing, taking the boys to the park, and doing my end of the month backups! Well, after trying to boot up my I even have to go into the rest...everyone that has had computer problems knows what I am talking about!!!!!!!!! My computer decided it was no longer going to work for me. After many attempts of "trying" to fix it myself...I called my techy guy Mike. As I am writing this (on my PC) my laptop is going through a process to hopefully help fix (for the meantime...he said that when things like this start happening on your hard drive you make have a couple of weeks to a couple of months before you have to get a new hard drive)my computer.
I am so disappointed since my laptop is not even 1 year and 4 months old. I asked him the cause and he said it really could be anything like a virus, spyware etc.... AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I am really trying to not stress, but as you can imagine...everything is on that picts, my digi stuff, all my e-mail addresses, my life is on that computer!!
Needless to say I have no picture to post (since they are all on my other computer). So if you think of me, say a little prayer that this can be least for now!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A few more LO's

Love Elsie paper, stickers and tabs etc...

Below Melissa Francis paper and rub-ons, 7 gypsies stickers, autumn leaves stamp, american crafts chipboard star.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cherish mini book

I stamped the journaling block on each page, so I can write down funny things that Riley and Brody say and do!!
-mat board for the cover/back and spine (I found directions on how to make this mini book here)
-digital kit Calico Vert found at DragonFlaire Studios (thanks Maggie for creating this beautiful kit!!)
-7 gypsies stickers
-autumn leaves journaling stamp
-cardstock for the inside pages
-needle and thread (to sew pages together)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Show and Tell

Digi LO created from this kit Flames of Love found at DragonFlaire Studios.

I created this simple LO below using Daisy D's stickers and patterned paper and 7 gypsies rub ons!
I created this LO below for a challenge I have going at iSCRAP this was to use a heart playing card on a LO!
Below is a digital LO created from kit A New Day found at Dragonflaire Studios. (I used my wacom tablet to draw the flowers on the background paper!)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lilly the Lash

(Above, the cover and below, a few pages from inside the book)

My friend, Julie Woik wrote the most amazing childrens book called "The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash". An eyelash turned fairy who teaches children life lessons, good values and morals. The story is amazing and the illustrations in the book are like none I have ever seen...and we are huge book fans around our house. To learn more, please visit Julie's website Lilly the Lash to find out more about Julie, Lilly, what she offers (like lesson plans for all ages of children), meet the characters and most importantly how to order this amazing book!! I can guarantee you will want one. Another really cool thing is that a portion of proceeds from each book (there is going to be a series of about 20 books) goes to a different charity, this book goes to breast cancer research!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Creative Team Call at DFS

Maggie over at DragonFlaire Studios had just added a call for more designers to add to our already amazing design team...if you are interested then click here to read the announcement.
Good Luck!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


I did it!!! (4:46min and something) goal was 5 hours, so I was excited I came in almost 15 minutes under!!
run on.

Friday, February 08, 2008

fun at the park...

Sean and I took the boys to the park and man, did we all have fun. It is not very often I can actually take a picture with both hands. Riley was all over the place...hanging from the jungle gym, walking the balance beam, jumping off everything, sliding upside down on the slides, playing chase with daddy, and swinging on the swings. TFL


Thursday, February 07, 2008

We were robbed... the Gulf Coast Florida Railroad train. It's "National Steam Month" and in honor of that the Manatee line hosts a "Train Robbery" on their local rides each weekend for the month of February. The boys had so much fun seeing the deputies and the robbers re-enact a train robbery...too much fun!!! If you are interested check the link here.


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Creative Cafe Art Bar Project

Take a look at the Art Bar project at K2 this week. I made up the example and it is ohhhh so cute! What a perfect gift for your valentine! The front cover is embellished with die cut flowers and buttons and doodling with a white pen. It also comes with a piece of white twill ribbon to tie around it! Too Cute.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008


1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

When I think about the word passion or passionate, many things come to mind like Sean, my family, being a good wife and mother, you may be wondering why I posted a picture of my running shoes. Well, mainly because I wanted to challenge myself to write about something I am passionate about that I may not talk about or scrapbook as much...but I would want to remember when I look back at this ten years from now!

Less than a week away from my first marathon, my thoughts turn to running. After watching Spirit of the Marathon the other night at the movies, it got me so excited and pumped up. I have never experienced anything quite like a runners I get usually around mile 7 and then again around mile 14 to is truly exhilerating.

The passion I feel for this competitive sport is like non I have ever known before (even with playing volleyball, softball, basketball and golf). Like most sports you are on a team, you support each other, you help each other, but with running you are all on your own. I love that and my competitive spirit does too. I have NEVER felt such mixed emotions as I did 2 weeks ago walking to my car after running 26 miles. Feelings of accomplishment, tears of happiness (that my body physically could do that for 5 hours), a smile that just wouldn't quit, an inner strength that I had never felt before...all I can say is Wow.

So when I think of passion, yes running is my passion!

run on.