Friday, July 3, 2009

SEI Giveaway!!

SEI is celebrating their 100th post by giving one lucky person this amazing prize!! :0)
Check it out here for your chance to win!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July is Upon Us!!

Geez Louise is time flying by! July already!!

In 5 days I leave for Atlanta so I can fly out Wednesday to Texas!! Texas Tally Rally time baby!! I'm very the same time very nervous! I don't have anything ready yet! Egads!

In other scrappy news, Paper Popsicles has their July sketch challenge, and the first week's theme challenge, up! This is the sketch....

The theme challenge this week is to make a card using orange and yellow. This is the card I made....

(Yes, it opens!)

Amy Duff also has another card sketch challenge up on the blog!

I'm going to get motivated and work on both sketch challenges right away!! :0) Hope you join in on the fun, too!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's Blog Candy Time!!

Head on over to Paper Popsicles blog to win this wonderful lot of scrappy goodness!!

You have until midnight July 19th to enter!
Their blog candy is the best!!

While you're over there, check out the store! :0)

Friday, June 26, 2009


I can't believe it's been so long since I updated this thing! (Actually, I can. But doesn't it sound better to say I can't?! lol)

Anywho, my hubster's 2 weeks R&R has come and gone quickly. We didn't do anything spectacular while he was home. There are no pictures to interesting stories. We just spent a lot of time hanging out around the house, and he worked on the landscaping and such in the backyard. The young people loved spending time with him outside! Sadly, he won't be back for a long spring of next year. :0( Blah! It makes it better and a bit easier because we have every day phone and internet access. So, we can all see each other pretty much when we want.

On to some scrappy news....Christine is selling Tally Scrapper. But it's for very good reason. She is moving forward with another dream and will be working at the police department as a public safety officer! I love her and am proud of her! I am also so very thankful for being a part of her Tally dream and for being part of such a wonderful group of women (and a few guys)!! Thank you, Christine!! (Oh, and no worries...someone is taking over. So, Tally won't be gone...just changed.)

Well, as you know, I've been in a horrible creative dry spell. Guess what?? I think I am slowly starting to come out of it! :0) (That or I'm finding I have smaller boundaries and limits...which is fine too.) Whatever the deal, I've been scrapping!! Whoop-whoop!! I've gotten most of my inspiration from Paper Popsicles. :0) The ladies over there offer a sketch challenge and a 4 week theme challenge every month. There is also a card sketch challenge every week on the blog! Oh...and don't forget the swaps that are going on! Head on over and check it out! If you can't find even a little insiration there, it's time to see a creative therapist! lol
Without further ado, the few things I've been working on.....

For part of the theme challenge.

For one of the card sketches.

For the June Sketch Challenge.

For the blog card sketch challenge for this week.

For the recent card swap.

This is the 6x6 cover I did for my Texas Tally Rally album.

I have some more to say, but everyone is up and running for the day. I'll catch-up again later!! Ciao!

Friday, June 5, 2009


The cause of all this awfulness that I've been dealing with medically. Hashimoto's Disease. I have every symptom...and my bloodwork came back positive. Only problem is that my bloodwork is so confusing. (I won't worry you all yet.) I got a referall to the endocrinologist. So....hopefully I'll be feeling better soon and start losing this weight!

Hubsters comes home this afternoon for his 2 weeks R&R!! So, I'll be MIA for a little while. :0)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Guess what?!

I've been "scrapping" some more!! I can hardly believe it! It's not much, but I made an ATC for a challenge at Tally Scrapper. We were to use paint somewhere on it and to do some cut work. Here it is....

Also, as some of you will remember, I was trying to put a mini album together in an old sewing kit. Well, I totally farked the kit itself! (No. It was not fixable.) So, I just cut and scored a 3/4 inch piece of Sass Lass to use as the "spine". Here it all is....

I started working on not 1, but 2 layouts. However, I don't have pictures printed. So, right now they are ideas in progress. I am hoping to get them finished before the hubsters comes home...'cause I won't have the time to do them then! :0) By the way....8 days and a few hours left!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


....I have been scrapping a little. I felt like scrapping, which has been a rarity. So, I stood at my counter and went to work....and I enjoyed it!
This is a layout I did just because.

This is the front of my art journal page I am doing. It's explained best by Rachel (TallyHo) over at TallyScrapper. So, head over there to check it out.

These are cards I did for two blog challenges. One on the Paper Popsicles blog. It is being hosted by Amy Duff! The other is on the Mosh Posh blog. It is being hosted by Estee Stone!

All that medical stuff...just ignore that. I had more bloodwork done today. It's a longer story than the last one. I'm alive. That counts for someting, right?? lol

Monday, May 18, 2009

Do you ever feel.... a worm on a hook floating around in the ocean?? Every once in awhile, a fish nibbles at you, but they end up swimming off. And you just wish the fish who wanted to eat you would come along already?

Like a migrating bird who has built it's nest in a branch, only to find the next year that the tree was cut down? And you just want to find that perfect branch again?

Mosh Posh Blog Party!!!

Mosh Posh is having a blog party to celebrate their 4th Anniversary....and YOU could win one of the awesome prizes! Just head on over to the blog and check out the details! The party is pumpin' from today until the 29th!! You don't want to miss this peeps!
While you're there, please leave a comment saying that I (createdmonster) sent you. It helps me in my chances to win a prize, too! :0)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Beach Time/Scrapping Time

So I finished my second bunch of journaling tags for the swap Tricia is hosting at Paper Popsicles. Here they are...

I got the idea for the flowers from NikkiZ over at TallyScrapper.
Here is the link.

Bruce (my "little" brother) and I took Caleb, Joshua, and Ava to the beach yesterday. We were there for about an hour....and I forgot to sunscreen the young people and myself. Needless to say, we are sunburned. JR has the worst...mine is runner-up. Other than that, we had a fabulous time!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Joshua's Pre-K Graduation

Joshua Robert graduated from Trinity Preschool on Wednesday. My baby is growing up so fast...faster than I want. I just want him to stay little and cuddly and lovey. We registered him for Kindergarten Tuesday morning. I think I may cry just typing I didn't get many pictures because the place was a madhouse and I had 5 young people and my brother with me. Without further adieu....

I got a few other photos of the actual ceremony. But they didn't come out too well and have other young people in them.

Also, I've been doing some "scrapping"! :0) I am participating in a tag/journaling spot swap over at Paper Popsicles being hosted by the wonderful Tricia! So, I've been working on those. Here is a photo of the fugly ones I did. No worries, I'm working on new ones that are much better looking!!

BIG NEWS!!! The May Kit, Like a Box of Crayons, is up at Tally!!! For $22.99 you get all this...

Get one before they're gone...which is going to be pretty quick!!

Ohhhh, and I found this really cool new scrappy place!! Mosh Posh!! I stumbled across the site on the Scrapbook calls site.....and I'm glad I did!

Well, I suppose that is all for now! Thanks for reading! :0)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

To all the mothers, grandmothers, god mothers, step-mothers, guardians, aunties, and mothers-to-be.....

mothers day Pictures, Images and Photos

I scrapped a little!! No I don't have any I think fit the LO. But, I think it looks pretty good for my first after a few month slump! :0)

For Mother's Day, I got tulips from the and my fave perfume from the young people...and a waffle maker from my brother! :0) I'll have to take some pictures and post them later.

Have a great day!

*Update* Here are some photos of my flowers...

(BTW, I didn't edit these photos except for resizing....used my Sony Cybershot.)

Oh, and today we celebrated birthdays. Taylor turned 11 on the 6th and Traven is turning 13 tomorrow! They picked cheesecake! Traven refused to take a good photo!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Not Feelin' It!

The creative side of me has been MIA the last few months. I'm sure someone has noticed....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just a Quicky

On the way home from picking up JR at pre-school today, I pointed out that he got grass stains on the knees of his jeans. *driving* JR says, "I don't have grass stains, mommy. See? I have Cool Breeze!" I respond,"You rolled up your pants to get a cool breeze?"
"Noooo...I have cool breeze." (with a "duh" look)
"You know...those rolled up breeze!"
Bless his heart...he meant Capris!!

Another one...

We were driving into the park/playground the other day. Taylor gasps and says, "That's not very nice!" (She was clearly distraught.)
"What's not nice?", I asked.
"That sign."
Here is the sign...

Bless her heart! my young people have been on a roll that past few days.

There is a Dunkin Donuts commercial. It says to go to for a free sample. My oldest says, "What? Can the printer make coffee beans now or something?"

Okkie-dokkie...that's all the funnies for now. I do have a few pictures I want to share, but not enough time right now. I'll leave you with one of my faves recently. I took this with my cheapy altering at all...what you see is how I got it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I won something!!

I came across THIS post on I commented for my chance to win. Well, I noticed that many people kept commenting over and over again. So I went out on a limb and made this comment...."Please don’t use this as an entry, as I entered once. However, is it considered kosher to comment over and over again? I have always had the understanding that you comment once and hope for the best. Have I been wrong?" The author, Jill, commented back and thanked me for the post! :0) And....I won!!! What will I recieve? Some new Glitz!!! (Although I'm not sure exactly what stuff...but when it arrives, I'll be sure to post photos!!) Yay!! balls-to-the-wall attitude is appreciated sometimes!! lol

And while we are on the winning streak...The Easter Bunny over at Paper Popsicles decided I needed something for Easter!! When it arrives, I'll share a picture! (It's a suprise!) Also, Paper Popsicles is giving away some awesome stuff on their blog! Check it out!

I've got more to share, but the borrowed baby isn't real happy right now. (Yes, for those keeping track, that is a complaint!) Catch you later! :0)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Update Time!!

First off, my baby celebrated his 5th birthday on April 5th! We kept it a small family deal, and took him to Chuck E. Cheese and the playground the next day. The monkey cake was made by a lady here in the 'ville! It looked much better before we lost one of his ears! lol

I guess I should say that I dropped out of the DT challenge at TallyScrapper. I just have way too much stuff going on in my life right now. And I don't want to short change Christine, the Tally staff, or the other scrappers. So, hopefully next time I'll be able to give it a go! :0) (Wish I could get a Calendar girl spot!) Here are the LO's I did...

Also going on at Tally....April's kit is released tomorrow!!! (The link is just to the preview...the kit will be listed in the shop under TallyScrapper Monthly Kit.) While you're there, check out the clearance section!! You won't believe your eyes!!! And you pay a flat rate shipping for anything and everything you buy and ship in one order!

In other scrappy news, I did apply for the Guest DT over at Paper Popsicles!!! It's a one month deal, which really works for me right now! Fingers crossed that I'm picked! I am participating in their monthly theme events and monthly sketch challenge. Here are my submissions for those...

Well, I guess that's all for now! I really need to start making the time to update this regularly. Maybe more people will read and comment....