Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Chelle of Chelle's Creations!!!

Today is the fabulous Chelle's birthday and to celebrate her CT is throwing a birthday blog hop just for you loyal fans.  Aren't you lucky?

I decided to whip up some cute little bag toppers using Chelle's Celebrate bold and Celebrate brite kits.  The "To: From" layer and the "Thanks for coming" layer are seperate so you can take them out or change them to fit your needs.  The are sized to fit over the standard sized snack or sandwich zip top bag.
You can download this freebie HERE.

Looking for some more birthday freebies - then hop on along to these other great blogs to see what other goodies you can find.  All of today's freebies use the same kits so they coordinate for the perfect birthday bash!
Chelle's Blog (Stacey's freebie)

And don't forget...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

10 for Tuesday

I've got an 8 am meeting at work this morning so this is going to be quick.

Today's 10 for Tuesday is...

1.  Back to school shopping
2.  Hybrid Mini Scrapbook albums that have a clean design
3.  When my kids sing the quacamole song and shake their hips
4.  The thought of buying my laptop bag from a place call Big Bad Bags (Can I get one that is pink and black with a skull on one side and then orange with a pretty flower on the other - I need something to help me define my two sideness)
5.  Quilting fabric with neat designs
6. Craft fairs/farmers markets
7. Pedastal cake stands (preferably in white)
8.  Homegoods (period - the whole store)
9.  The sound of Hannah and Katie laughing
10.  When my husband gives me a compliment

Okay - so here's hoping early morning meeting plus mid-afternoon meeting (no lunch) means getting to come home early today.  Keeping my fingers crossed - this house needs some cleanin'

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday...Rainy Monday

Well I had good intentions of walking this morning, but the rain is back. Figures... the pool is finally blue again.  I think that rain and the pool supply store might have a conspiracy going on...can't prove it yet but I'm working on it.  LOL!

Since I couldn't walk this morning (well I could have if I cleaned out hubby's office enough to put down the treadmill - but really that's just too much to think about first thing in the morning) I got caught up on my blog posting in the digiworld.  You can check out posts about some awesome Paper Bag Hybrid Projects on Traci Reed's Hawt Mamas Blog or you can check out the July Customer Spotlight over on Zoe Pearn's Blog.

Yesterday we took the girls to Ft. Myers Beach to meet Jason's mom and grandmother for the great kid handoff.  It's time for the girls to spend two weeks with Jason's family in Miami.  Now, we've had lots of complaining the last few days about this trip.  It's not that the girls don't want to go...it's just they don't want to be away from Mom and Day and Katie's first cell phone is being delivered tomorrow so she's really bummed she has to wait to get back to use it.  Keeping that in mind, I thought for sure that the drive down to Ft. Myers was going to be somber and there were going to be tears.  I was so wrong!

First of all Jason did a great job with keeping the girls guessing on where we were meeting his mom.  They knew we were driving to Ft. Myers and it had something to with the beach (because it's hard to hide sand toys in an SUV).  They kept guessing Daytona (which is pretty far from Ft. Myers).  So when the girls weren't trying to get Jason to give them more hints, we played "The Car Game".  The Car Game is when someone picks a number and then the referee (Me) picks what we are looking for - so 4 yellow cars, 2 motorcycles, etc.  For some reason yesterday everyone was giddy and super chatty and we played the Car Game for over an hour and it was FUN!  Hearing the girls giggle and try to distract each other so they could find the type of vehicle they were looking for was hilarious.  My girls are certainly inventive!  Jason got in on the game so then it became goofier - there is nothing better than a car full of giggly and happy family.  Sigh - good times!

When we finally got off the highway and started our journey towards the beach the girls were "eye spying" 7/11's.  Since the date was  7/11, 7/11 the store was supposed to be giving away free Slurpees.  You would think there were giving away a million bucks with how excited my kids were.  We finally found a 7/11 and Jason agreed to stop and fill up the tank so the girls and I jumped out for a potty break and searched for a free Slurpee.  Now Katie thought that there was no way it could be true...but sure enough we found the 7.11 oz (insert eye roll here) cups and each made our own drink and headed back on the road.  I couldn't resist snapping a few pics as I knew this would make a great layout.

The picture of the Slurpee on the dashboard is my favorite. The whole time I was taking it Jason was making sarcastic remarks about putting a Slurpee on the dashboard was a goofy idea.  Well, it's a darn good pic and it's fun and that's what makes me happy - so there!

To finish my story - when we finally got over the bridge and on to Ft. Myers beach the girls were super excited.  As they exited the car they were saying thank you over and over...I breathed a sigh of relief.  They were going to be fine going with Jason's mom...no tears or anything.  When we left they had just finished eatting ice cream and the girls were playing shuffle board as their break from the surf and the pool.  Life is Good!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

I am...

- trying to become a blogger
- someone who loves to make lists
- a mother, a wife, a daughter, an employee,a sister, and a friend (pretty much in that order)
- seeking something to add to my life to feel more fulfilled (and I don't mean a new husband or another child! ha!)
- a woman trying to get healthy and fit (not thinner and more beautiful)
- working on learning how to use all my camera's functionality

I am...a work in progress!

Well, yesterday turned out to be a pretty good day. My hands, mouth and head must have listened to our little conversation during my walk yesterday morning. Since yesterday was so successful I decided to walk again this morning. I brought along my camera hoping to capture some the of the beauty I witnessed yesterday. I left 10 minutes earlier and the light was awful, and the sunrise not nearly as beautiful as yesterday. Tomorrow I'm going to back to leaving around 6:20 to see if there is a difference in light.

I did capture an image I'd like to share with you. I've been following the Poppy Talk's Summer Colour Week project where pictures featuring the color of the day are highlighted and then everyone is invited to submit their own photos to share. Today's colors are red and white.  I found a great sign to photograph on my walk which I hope to share here tomorrow.  I've got some lunches to pack and a shower to take before I leave for work.  Bleh!

Before I forget...Today is release day at The Digichick. If you are a digital scrapbook addict, I mean fan...you should check this site out. I really love the diversity of kits they offer and the forum is really friendly. I have been honored to be on the site CT for over 2 years now and I have to say that every week I'm blown away at the kits and the layouts I find there.

Here's what I made this week with Dani's Vacation Bible School Kit. This kit has lots of great bright colored papers and elements.  If you are into Sunday School or VBS there is some really cute word art included in the kit!

I also got to work with Girl Friday's lovely Minty Popsicle kit (oh how I love her tone on tone papers!)

New releases are 20% off today and tomorrow so go check it out and while you are there pop in the forum and say hello!