Thursday, April 30, 2009

A sale and a Loss!

First the good news if you haven't already heard...MAMBI WAREHOUSE SALE!
When you ask?? May 15-16
Where? Mambi Headquarters
Time? 9-5 Friday 9-3 Saturday
There are going to be some GREAT prices and AWESOME products! Don't miss out!
Added Bonus... you will get to meet the wonderful people I get to work with.
Last time we had the warehouse sale we had a blast and tons of laughs. Should make for some great blog stories!
Now onto the loss story.
If you are not into baseball you can skip it. But really I am here to tell you I am one sick fan! Jaxon's team played great last night. We were down 2 and then up 3. Bottom of the 6th inning(that is all Little League plays) 2 outs. We got this right? WRONG! We walk the 11th, 12th, 1st batters in their lineup. That means bases loaded. Say it isn't so. We get the 2nd and 3rd batters out. Clean up hitter is up. We still need just one more out. My thought as my hands are sweating and I am pacing like a caged animal, what are the odds that he hits a grand slam?? Well we got to find out. Our pitcher fires one right down the pipe...SMACK! You just knew it was going out. It went to the other stinkin field! They win 6-5!
All you can do is applaud the other team and congratulate that young man for his hit! He will tell that story probably to his grand kids. I can just hear it, I was 12 years old playing for the Dodgers...
Whatever, it is only little league ball right?
You will not believe that it kept me up tossing and turning. Really! I really need to get a life! I still can't believe it! Our sad little boys were so bummed. I am pretty positive that they didn't lose sleep.
Tomorrow is another day and another game!
Tomorrow is also the big day.
If you live in the OC area or close to, I believe that there are still a couple of spots open. Should be a great weekend. Plenty of fun classes and great make and takes.
One always need time away and what better way to spend your time away from your family is with other scrapbookers and awesome teachers!
I am off for another day in the office. Things are a bustling around here.
Ciao Bellas~

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A little chuckle in everyday life

This is just a random post for today.
I was driving home the other day and this man cut me off and then gave me "the bird" if you know what I mean. It really just made me laugh. Why do people get so angry on the road?? Was I driving too slow?? I am going to go out on a limb and say highly unlikely. Was I just in his way? Was he late picking up kids? I don't know what the reason was but really PEOPLE life is way too short and complicated to add getting angry on the road! Phew! got that off my chest!

My friend Stephanie posted about your life wishes, dreams etc. It's a great post. Go read it after you've read mine, of course.

It got me thinkin what is my wish, dream?? I am not really sure I have one. I have the usuals. Kids grow up to be great humans with strong morals. Happy marriage. Do you all have a life wish? It can be anything. Trivial or over the top! I am going to start really thinking about this and see what I come up with. Off the top of my head would be to meet Paula Deen! She cracks me up and has made a life for herself and family from just cooking! Cooking really good and fattening food, but it has to be something else that got her where she is today and I would love to know the trials and triumphs first hand. That would be one wish.

Here is what else is on my mind...other peoples blogs. I blog hop almost everyday! That is right EVERYDAY! Part of it is for my job. To get inspiration, to see what is out there, but really it is because I have gotten to know these blog people and I am very interested in knowing what is going on in their lives. This blog in particular I love. Her name is Stephanie Howell and her blog name is "just me and my two chicks" She is a young mother of 2 little girls with a husband in Iraq. She's a very talented scrapbook artist and a witty writer. What gets me coming back almost everyday is their families journey in the military. She is one strong woman! I am not really sure I could be as strong as her. She has brought a tear to my eye more than once. Her journey makes me stop in my tracks and pray for all those brave men and women over there and everywhere else we have our military. Go check her blog out. If you do please let her know that you are praying for her and her family. This blog world is something else. It really brings this big world closer together. It also makes me realize we are all the same out there. Lovin our families, trying to be the best we can be and maybe a little scrapbooking too!

That's all I got for right now. I will leave you with another baseball pic. Why you ask?? Because like I said it is what is consuming us right now and we LOVE it!
Okay I must laugh(really hard) because I went back to look at past posts and this picture is the SAME picture I posted last time! LOL! I have to get to work and have no time to adjust and replace so just pretend it is a dfferent pic! Some of you that know me will say typical Suezi! Just go with it my friends!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I Give In!
I guess I should update my blog since I have many of you asking why I haven't and when do I plan on doing it! Truth be told I wasn't feeling that inspired and was feeling a bit blue these past couple of months! It has been a bumpy road for my little family and didn't feel like putting on a happy face. I think the fog has lifted and there is light out there! I apologize for not updating and will try to get back to regular schedule programming.

What has been keeping me busy is just life. You know how it is when you are a Mom, Wife, etc.
There has been this...Color Guard. Little did we know that it would almost consume our lives! Mak's season just finished. They placed 2nd in the State finals and 9th in the World Finals. Needless to say They rock! Was is worth it??? That's a loaded question! We are so proud of her but we will be glad to have her back home more often and she will definitely be glad to have a life other than guard!
There is also this...
Baseball...Dirt Bag Baseball! This consumes us every spring and although we would not have it any other way it can be a bit exhausting! I think I know why it is exhausting. Trying to find quick dinners to make during this season. How stinkin ridiculous is that...worrying about making dinner! LOL!
We had this...Jaxon's 12th Birthday. 12 boys plus to Dad boys at Laser Quest. Loud and funny to watch. If you have a Laser Quest near you I highly suggest hosting a party there. Easy, somewhat economical and the boys, Big and little had a great time! Nothing better than blowing your candles out while you are sucking down pixie sticks! Oh My!

We celebrated Easter with my side of the family. These three adorable little ones are my nieces and nephews. The only ones that participated in an Easter Egg Hunt. My punky kids didn't even want to color eggs. So sad that they are getting so old!
I have been working and these two layouts are some of the stuff I can show you. The rockstar one is from the paper pad Urban Youth and embellishments are from A Kid Like Me line. The Urban Youth pad is perfect for your teen. It's kinda edgy and not a cutesy look at all. I LOVE it! I can see some great projects for Jaxon's room out of this paper. A Kid Like Me line is all the stick kids that Mambi is known for. Believe it or not we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year! I can hardly believe it! It has gone by so fast. Mambi has evolved into such an unreal company. The products that keep coming out of our design teams are UNREAL! We keep getting better and better! Just make sure you keep your eye out for our stuff! You will not be disappointed!

I've also been really into flowers! I made this flower chain from the Making Memories Slice . I cut out all different sizes of flowers from our Fashion District line glued them back to back, punched a hole with a crop a dile and then cut out a long skinny triangle rolled it up, glued the ends and put one between each flower. Put them all on a coordinating piece of yarn. Super easy and super cute! I got the idea from Rachel.
The second flower is hand drawn in 6 different sizes. Distressed the edges, ink the edges and and crunched. When you think you've crunched enough...crunch some more. Then you just layer all the flowers. I use glue dots between each layer. Add rhinestones, buttons, prima flowers in the middle and Voila! A beautiful flower to add to a layout, card, whatever! I want to make one with fabric and put on a headband. Darling!
I want to give a shout out to an event that is taking place May 1-3.
It is being held at the Newport Regency. It is being put on by Susan Lyons and Scrapbook Oasis. I believe that there a few more spots open. Friday night there are hosting a Isle Carnival. There will be make and takes, Vendor Faire, and a yummy dessert bar. You can attend this event for 25.00 bucks. I will be there with a make and take. Come for a visit. It is going to be a wonderful weekend. Stephanie Ackerman, Maggie Holmes, Shannon Tidwell, and Jamie Waters are just a few of the awesome teachers that will be teaching at this event.
Suzy Plantamura will also be doing a make and take. Go check it out! I know Susan and she is one of the best entertainers I know. Not a detail will be overlooked!
I gotta jet. Scrapfest projects are a callin' my name!
So glad to be a bloggin'!
Ciao Bellas~