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~


annie said...

Welcome back! Love all your projects. Sounds like a very busy Spring!! Can't wait to see you next week, will be lots of fun! Do you know that James Earl Jones is talking on your blog? LOL.

Our Tribe said...

Glad you are back to blogging!!!
*Like your new song additions.
*Like the new "cutest" background.
*Good, thorough update... keep 'em comin'.

Patsy said...

We are struggling along, too! I can relate to the not feeling like sharing thing. Fortunately life keeps us busy so I don't have time to think about the other things....oh, like keeping a roof over my family's heads! Good to hear from you, with the lack of blog happening from you, I was getting a bit worried. Hope all is well!