Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Play Along

Hey Scrap-Happy Friends! I am hosting my first challenge over at Polka Dot Plum and wanted to invite you all to join me :)

It's a photography challenge and all the details are in this link, register and play along! You'll be happy you did, not only can you do the challenges, but you earn points and designers are always giving away FREE goodies!!

The challenge features a FREE action link for this cool Honey Retro action you can apply to your pictures, created and given to you by the CoffeeShop website. She's got TONS of acitons in her neck of the woods :)

If you do play along, post a comment and link me up to your LO, I would love to see it!


I forgot....

Today is New Release day at PDP and there are some gorgemous kits and element packs for your buying pleasure!

What's hot on my list you ask???
This UBER adorable Ballerina kit by Brandy Designs will be the first thing I get my grubby little hands on...can't wait to use it!!'s on sale!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coming Soon...

Updates and Announcements...until then, look what I got from everyone's favorite man in the brown suit :)
I can't even begin to describe the joy that came across my whole body when this surprise was given to me :) He knows I love him, and I'm not talking about the UPS man!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


through thick and thin.

As different as we all are, we are there for each other through thick and thin. Funny and not so. Tears and laughter. We all bring something diffferent to the table and without them, life just wouldn't be fun.

We took a long weekend trip to the beach and had the most fun any of us had had in a long time. So much fun was had in a such a short amount of time!

Highlights include, but are not limited to:

  • "Tits in Rome" (as in cotton candy sweet-a go, lettme see your "tits in rome" or as most of us know it, your "tootsy roll")

  • how are you going to drive with your left foot?

  • Ms. Monwhine's broken foot...ouch! The dance floor is killa!

  • Neanderthal lady

  • the Purple Parrot

  • sleeping in a bunk bed with Nikki

  • Heather is freaking stunning, not just at the beach but ALWAYS! (don't you forget it Heather!)

  • Jesus walking the beach, except he had red hair

  • so many more.......

  • can't wait until we do it again.

Thanks for being my bestest girls!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Scrap Happy Friday

I haven't been very active, and I is just so busy right now! I am sure everyone feels this way, so I won't even get into the "woes are me"...lucky you!

Since I haven't been so active I haven't posted LOs in a LONG, is your lucky day!

I have had the honor of working for this amazing new store, Polka Dot Plum and though I missed out on the grand opening shin-digs (family reunion out of state), I have been trying to stay pretty active in their forums and gallery :) If you are a digi scrapper...check it out, they have challenges in the forums and the designers are always giving away freebies!

For September, I was blessed to be assigned Skittles and Scraps and SuzyQ Scraps to work with. They both have a ton of really cute kits in their stores!
SuzyQ has this adorable kit called Funny Bunnies and seriously, the bunnies are so funny! No pun intended...kit image is linked to store (for your convenience).
I wanted to show the versatility of the kit, so I created a LO that didn't have anything to do with Easter...hope you like it :) I love her little baby legs!Next, of course we have Easter. Little wee one enjoying a little hunting of some eggs.Skittles and Scraps has this uber adorable little girls (but there is plenty for boys in this kit as well, let's think outside of the box ;-) ) affectionately named Sugar and Spice.I created this LO of Big wee one off in no-man's land :) I love the way the colors mesh together (I got the template as a freebie from Oscraps)And this is quickly becoming one of my favorite LOs of all time...mostly because of the cute subject matter, who just so happens to be my most favorite little niece in the whole wide world! And believe me, she's as sweet as she looks in that picture!Next, I just wanted to show off a bunch of LOs that I have created for PDP...this isn't even close to a third of them, which I will show in posts here and there :) The store is awesome and has so much for everyone and every taste! These Plain Jane Papers by Skittles and Scraps are by far my favorite "go-to" background paper :) This kit I created the next two LOs with is called Lullaby girl and I LOVE it :) (by SuzyQ Scraps) I created this LO for a challenge during the opening week...I got a free pack of paper for participating. Get your digi scrapping rear over there and get yourself some freebies!WhimpyChompers has this sweet kit called Fire Dancers and it is so cute and randomly I had these photos of BWO trying out a gift from Uncle Eric. To finish up this post, go to SuzyQ Scraps section of PDP and check out her Life's a Journey collection. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to create day to day pages. I LOVE this series and go back to them time and time again. You can buy bundle packages in her store or piece by piece kits, kind of like a mix and match...which is what I did.

Until next time...stay healthy, happy and scrappy (LOL...seriously, could that get any cheesier) :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Trip to Texas

It's about time! I am so far behind in a lot of blogging aspects, and I sincerely apologize to my 8 followers...LOL! For those that do read and do know me, you know that I recently took an adventure with the wee ones to Texas.
We packed up on a Friday afternoon and started our journey. We made it to someplace in VA the first night and then to Little Rock, AR the second night; and finally into Dallas on Sunday. We were blessed to be able to stay with the Brink's...some of my favorite people in the whole world.
The Brinks have a wee one, affectionatly (is that how that is spelled??) named Bean. Bean and Big wee one hit it off and played like sisters the whole time and Little wee one tagged along and played with Daddy Brink a lot.
Isn't this the sweetest picture EVER?? The girls zonked out and we found them all crumpled together like this. I love it! Don't they look like they all belong together? Looking at this picture makes me miss them so much!
Momma Brink and I did a lot of this...
She pretty much took care of us the whole time we were there! She woke up early with the girls and bathed them, she let me sleep in and she fed them and cleaned them up. She let me have some serious down time and I greatly appreciate her for that! Thanks BFF!
Here are some fun shots from our visit with them, and then we'll move onto family :)
Being silly taking a group girl shot

Look...everyone is smiling!
I really didn't take a TON of pictures, basically because my camera is on its death bed and being completely annoying. Momma Brink took pics and I got them today, but didn't have a chance to put this cool color action on them, resize them and yada, yada, yada...
Next stop. Dinner with Uncle Eric. We lucked out to be able to get another visit in with Uncle Eric (he just left PA a week or so before we left for TX), so we met for dinner, a little play time and some shopping. I'm bummed I didn't get a good picture, but boy did those wee ones miss their uncle. They were thrilled to see him and very sad to say goodbye. He is definitely a special person to them both.
Next stop...Uncle Nick & Aunt Jessica's house. I was beyond THRILLED to be able to spend some serious quality time with my brother and sister (in-law). I don't get to see them very often, and I haven't seen Munchkin since she was about 6 months old. I was excited to see how BWO & LWO would be with Munchkin and they played so well together and Munchkin is so stinking cute!
Don't believe me, look at that picture.
While staying with the fam. we got to play and sleep and eat ice cream and play and eat a bit more and I finally felt like I got some solid sleep. We also got to visit a cool park and see Uncle Nick's job...he has a plane. Don't believe me, just ask the girls, they got to "fly" this plane.
Uncle Nick had to do a little rearranging after our test flight.
Look should be so proud! Nick's picture is up on the wall with all these old people :) We all are so proud of Nick and thank him for his service to our country!
Look, I'm as big as this plane :) Nick teaches at this base, and one of those doors is his (actually one on the other side, but you can't see those doors because they are behind the picture taker, but they look like those doors), he teaches newbies how to do his job so "fly" Airplanes. LOL!
I was a little nervous that Munchkin wouldn't "take" to me, but I was wrong! As soon as she woke up after we got there, she gave me a hug and called me Auntie T and I melted! I asked BWO to take these pictures of her and I have Auntie T/Munchkin time. The best part of the trip was when N&J headed out for a bit one night and Munchkin was looking for them and she came into the room I was in and said (in the sweetest little munchkin voice in the whole wide world), "Auntie T, where did my mommy and daddy go?" I know it doesn't sound sweet, but in my head, it's so sweet!
We visited this beautiful park and I got some cute pictures of all the cousins.
And an uncle comforting his niece. (I seriously just teared up typing that).
Unlike her cousins, this little girl has NO FEAR of animals!
This tree stopped me in my tracks and said, "Take a picture of my cool grown out roots and love me forever." I did and I will. I do love this picture.
Ice cream anyone? Better jump on the hand train...toot, toot!
Two sweeties playing with playdough. Little wee one loved this baby so much, that her aunt and unlce went out and bought her one! She still loves it! She's been carrying around everywhere.
Here is my glowing new niece is due in November and I swear you wouldn't even be able to tell that she's pregnant! Must be nice. Love ya!
Just you know who doing what she does best...posing.
Hehe...I didn't want to forget that at one point in her life she did want to hold my hand and that she did need me.
The trip was a huge break in life that I needed. I got to see so many people (some will come in a later post), and have a lot of time to "myself" ie: driving...ha! It was more then just 2800 miles worth of driving, it was a self-discovery. An awakening and I want to thank everyone who made this trip possible...especially my parents whom I love SO MUCH, that a little 'ol blog thank you could never possibly show them how much their love means to me. To my brothers for being brothers and my sister for listening. To my best friend Lexie for letting me call her on a random Friday morning and for her letting me stay with her on and off for a week. I love you all and I love my girlfriends in PA for chatting with me throughout my drive and for all of the emails checking up on me.
For now...BYE TEXAS! Hopefully we'll be back soon!!