Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another DT call...

...at Cha{all}enge Masters! Ladies...this is just such a fun site...lots of inspiring challenges and a great group of ladies...you gotta check it out...

Ch{all}enge Masters is looking for 2 new group leaders!
1. Go Green Group Leader
2. Altered Group Leader

Group Leader Requirements:
*Post 1 new challenge on assigned date each month along with a project sample to your challenge group.
*Make sure you leave a comment in the gallery on each of your category's submissions.
*Be as active as possible on the forums daily.
*Check the Design Team group daily for posts containing important information or requiring your response.
*If you have stuff going on in your life, you're going on vacation or whatever & you can't be around, contact a member from the site's ADMIN to let us know.
*Since there is no compensation for your design duties, you are eligible to participate in all of our to win the prize each month!!! Please play along as much as you'd like!

To apply, please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: challengemasters@gmail.com . Please send a .jpg of 1 {only 1 please!} layout/project that best represents your style along with your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 27th. Don't forget to let us know which position you would like to fill.

Just follow this link:
www.challengemasters.ning.com

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blog hop!!!

Check this out...Challenge Masters is hosting a blog hop. How cool is that?! I've never done one before...but it sounds way fun. Basically, you start at the site. There will be instructions, but basically, you visit a bunch of blogs. In the instructions there will be a link to the first blog. You go to that blog, follow their directions, then follow their link to the second blog...and so on. Some of the blogs will be offering RAKS. Plus, Ch{all}enge Masters will be offering chance at a RAK for completing the hop.

I can't wait to hop...I hope you all will join me for some Jingle Bell fun! What a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scrapperie kits...

are no more!!!!!! The Horror!!! Sandi at the Scrapperie puts together the BEST kits! She has such a knack for mixing and matching product. But, the process has been causing her way too much stress (stupid manufacturers!), so she has decided not to put kits together any more...boohoo!!! What will I do! Well...I did order the very last kit! LOL!!

AND...she has most everything in the boutique for sale...So...go check it. There are some awesome deals going on there! http://scrapperie.com/boutique/
If you were thinking about getting one of her kits...now is the time!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vacation Time!

(DOH...I was wondering where this went!!! I thought I posted it and now I see it was saved as a draft!!!)

It is wonderful to be on vacation. We got settled yesterday (11/8)...grocery shopping and purchasing Kelly a bathing suit. We also got Max a hat and some sandles. Although...our credit card was blocked...the company thought it was stolen. We forgot to call before we left.

After dinner, we went for a walk along the beach. It was a beautiful night. Max hated the water! We thought the water might be a problem. It has taken 1.5 months to get him NOT to scream during bath time. The minute a wave hit his feet, he started screaming! So...we were worried about pool time.

But, he did ok at the pool today. He splashed from the edge at first. Then he saw Kelly swimming all over. So, Mike took him in and he was fine. We may have to get him some floaties by the end of the week.

It is a very cloudy day here...but I have to say...a cloudy day in the 80's in Florida is way better than a sunny day in the 40's back home! Florida is a wonderful place!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vacation Time!

It feels like we just got home! LOL!!! Well...we originally thought we'd be going in the June/July time frame to pick Max up. But, it will be wonderful to soak up some sun and play in the pool. We are going to Marco Island in Florida. We left for my Dad's house in the burbs of Chicago and head to O'hare at 11.

Of course, it wouldn't be a vacation without forgetting something...I forgot Kelly's swim suit! Of all things to forget. I got everyone else's suits...why I forgot hers...I have no idea. So, a shopping I will go! Well...ya just gotta shop while on vacation anyway! LOL!!!

So...I'll have lots of photos to scrap when I get back...and lots of things to post!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sassy Scrappers November Reveal

Sassy Scrappers has a WONDERFUL sponsor for November...Nikki Sivilis!! Check our her wonderful website full of goodies --> https://www.nikkisivils.com/mm5/merchant.mvc I had a lot of fun playing with her papers and brads. She has a ton of yummy chipboard albums also...go check it out.

And don't forget...Sassy is having a crop November 13-16th...Rock around the Calendar. There will be a ton of challenges about the different holidays through out the year. And...I think another fantastically fun game of bingo hosted by Valerie...So...come crop with us!



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

From Russia, with Love

Well, I have finally scrapped a layout about Max! I saw this sketch and sample by Tricia on the Scrapmuse site. It was PERFECT for a layout about Max. Then I found a poem that I modified a little for the journalling:

We were so excited when we found out about you
We called all of the family and they got excited too.

Adoption was so scary and the process was soo long
What if you didn't like us or the agency got it wrong?

Now it's time to take you home and we know you are scared
Soo many new experiences for you. Are we really prepared?

Yet, no matter what else happens, I know that we'll get through
We'll always do the best we can, because we LOVE you!

And viola....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Here are my little spooks, well big one also. Kelly went as a dancer. She wore her recital costume from her May dance recital. She won best costume for her age group. Max was a bunny and Mike was a couch potato. He wore a Tim Couch jersey (a former Cleveland Browns QB) and a potato around his neck. The photo is horrible...I need to remember to take photos in better light!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Challenges are up!

Yep...all the challenges are about up! And let me tell ya...they are awesome! Come check them out at http://challengemasters.ning.com/

Here is my sample for the Book of We...I'm not going to spill the actual challenge...you gotta come visit for that!

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