Monday, November 30, 2009

MLAS Speed Scrap LO

I made a LO for the MLAS Speed Scrap last night using Bubblescrap Design's Classic Bouquet Kit. Purr-fectly Handsome features my friend's cat, DJ. Saturday, I made another LO (DJ on Pink) with DJ as my subject using the same kit!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bubblescrap Designs

Yipee...I am on the CT team for Bubblescrap Designs. I will be Mye's CT manager...I am soooo excited. Mye is a new designer and I can't wait to help her business grow! Here is a link to her shop at My Life and Scrap --> Bubblescrap Designs

I finally completed my challenges at MLAS...RJ Hiding (using Forever I Am Changed by Mama Mia Designs) is for the Mystery LO Challenge and Thankful For... (using Mama Mia Designs) is for the Gourmet Challenge.

I also completed a LO for last night's Speed Scrap at Scrapable...I didn't make the actual SS but, I completed the LO! Mugging for the Camera features Darryl and Jaseon and was created using Autumn's Allure by Kathy Winters.

I am in a scrapping mood and hope to do lots of LOs this weekend. I will be making LOs with 2 of Mye's new kits and the awesome December Grab Bag by Mama Mia Designs! Thank goodness I took lots and lots of photos on Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's Black Friday!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at my nephew and his partner's house. Darryl was an awesome cook (his ham was sooooo delish!) and Jaseon was a great host. Hubby's family (minus a niece and nephew (they were with their Dad) and 2 of their friends attended the fun event. We had lots of fun taking pictures, playing chess (2 cousins), and chatting! Then, my sis-in-law, niece, and myself were invited to a friend's house to share their Thanksgiving supper...whew, we were too full from lunch to eat very much but, Corey's turkey was soooo moist and Donna's spinach casserole was fabulous! We all came home with a plate for tomorrow, too!

I got my niece to take a few pictures of John and I for the MLAS Lyrics Challenge...I think that the LO turned out awesome! I always have a smile :) on my face when John and I look eye-to-eye!

My only sure plans for Black Friday are to go to Albertson's for the 77 cents frozen veggies! I may go to Target to get a $3 toaster but, I doubt if I will be going early!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Hummmm...November is flying month until CHRISTmas! Yesterday was the anniversary of my Mom's death...23 years ago. I still miss her so much! I decided to honor her with my LO for the MLAS Desktop Challenge. It will be my December desktop...her birthday was December 23. (When she married my Dad, she told him that there would always be 2 gifts for her in December!!! LOL!!!)

I have a few more challlenges to complete at MLAS...I need a new picture of John and I for the Lyric Challenge and I need to complete the Mystery Lift. I have new kits for my Nov., I should complete the challenges soon!

I have a surprise...I am on a new CT Team...will announce it on here when the designer annouces it! I am excited because I really like her work! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blog It!

The 2nd half of Scrapable's Blog It! Challenge is for me to describe my history of how I became a digital scrapper.
Well, I really don't remember what made me start...I guess that I was just cruising around the Internet and found several sites and layouts. I do know that John gave me a digital camera that Christmas and on Feb. 14, 2004, I made my first layout. Mirror Image featured a photo that he took of himself looking up at the mirror (through the fan) in our (then) living room. I posted my layout at Scrapbook Bytes...Mirror Image. I think that the layout inspired my creativity to continue this fantastic art form.

I had a blast until May of 05, then, we moved and the Internet was no longer available. I was lost without my creative outlet until 12/07...and, I have been constantly creating layouts since then! I even continued making layouts when we didn't have the Internet for about 5 months by using the free Internet sources in Lafayette. (I was a regular at Chick-fil-a!)

I love digital scrapping and hope to one day get into the area of designing...stay tuned for more on this!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Free Kit Alert and Challenge LOs

Creatively Carrie Designs has an awesome CHRISTmas mini kit on her blog. Check it out... Pretty Pink Christmas. I made my Maidalyn Awe LO for the Scrapable Mapquest Challenge using the kit! Carrie put it on her blog...Yea!

Fall in south Louisiana was created for the Scrapable Souvenirs Challenge using designs from Totally Twisted Scraps and Shanmomto4. It features the trees changing colors outside my living room window. (not much color change for south Louisiana!)
Count Your Blessings was created for the MLAS Template Challenge and Scrapable X Marks the Spot Challenge. It features my aunt, Janie and my cousin's son, AJ.

Who Am I? LO

I just completed this LO of Molly...I scraplifted the Who Am I? layout of carrie1977. Molly is such a special girl...we love her sooooo much (even when she is digging in the kitchen cabinets, attacking the wooden zebra in the window at 3 am, and the other mischievious antics of a cat)!

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Couple of LOs!

I made 2 challenge LOs on Thursday. I did Barbara for the MLAS ScrapMix Challenge (using Grassy by MartiScraps) and Thanks 4 Being My Friend (using Autumn Breeze by Shanmomto4 and featuring 2 of Barbara's fur-children) for the Scrapable Treasure Hunt Challenge.

I am getting ready to go to sleep (midnight is early for me!) after I decide what dessert I am making for the Jones' family Thanksgiving meal. I will get the ingredients when I grocery shop later today. I am thinking about making my Orange Stuff (cool whip, orange jello, mandarin orange pieces) and maybe, the recipe on Pretty Pixels ... Tanyia's Blog (but, I will make it into a bundt cake instead of mini-cupcakes).

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alyssa's Birthday and Thoughts of Winter

Saturday was my niece's thirteenth birthday! Alyssa was in a Judo Tournament and got a medal. Most of the family attended the event...even though it was almost 2 hours away! We had fun but, were pooped! Then, when we got home, we had a family Birthday Party for her at Pizza Hut. I've been making a few LOs...they'll be up soon!

Scrapable has a challenge called Blog It! where you are challenged to write in your blog about a certain subject...this month the challenge it or hate it! Well, even though I am very, very cold-natured, I love the winter. In south Louisiana, we get very little true winter weather but, I would LOVE to visit someone that gets 4-5 (or more) inches of snow on the ground! Hint!!! Hint!!! Sometimes, we do get snow but, it rarely stays on the ground once the sun comes up! We have had winters with severe ice storms and that usually brings life in south Louisiana to a standstill. No one knows how to drive in the ice (and our vehicles are really not prepared for those conditions!). In Cajun Country, we call snow...sneaux (pronounced the same way!). I am hoping that we will have a cold winter (We had much colder weather when I was a child.) and the forecast for Monday night is a low of maybe!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

LO of the Day @ Scrapable

I completed 13 LOs during iDSD weekend...12 for Scrapable iDSD challenges and 1 for an MLAS Speed Scrap. Out of all the Scrapable iDSD weekend LOs...this one was chosen as Layout of the Day! I am so excited...I am now wearing a LOTD blinkie! This LO features Peaches (Dad and Sarita's cat) in Dad's underwear drawer!

There were lots and lots of digi-freebies on the web...including a Blog Train from MLAS and SSS...I can't wait to open them and make LOs!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy iDSD!

1st LO of the day...Polar Bear Swim at Scrapable. It was a Speed Scrap but, I wrote down the wrong, I caught the end of it! LOL! Jamie gave me the directions and here is my LO!

I also got RAKed at the pick of 4 packs of Surf's Up...Yipee!

Friday, November 6, 2009

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I had the honor of doing a OKC for Crazy Little Love by Eledhwen. It's a great kit full of fun elements and super layout possibilities. The kit is available here...CLL. It's on sale and she has a freebie frame in her shop. I made 3 layouts and a QP using the kit. Here is the QP link...image is also linked. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I will be posting the OKC LOs later...and the free QP!

Happy Happy Birthday to my nephew, Harrison. He is a Marine and I am soooo proud of him! Also, Happy Birthday to my cousin's wife (Harrison's aunt), Cassie! May you both be blessed and have a great day!

Check back later for the freebie!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More OKC LOs

More OKC LOs coming soon and a free QP using the kit. The designer asked that I wait until Friday but, Crazy Little Love by Eledhwen is a great kit! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Daily Joy LOs

I did 3 layouts for a one kit call for Daily Joy by Tabea of Sunshine Artz. Daily Joy is a fun kit with a coffee theme but, it has lots of elements that can be used for other layouts. I love the richness of the colors used in the kit and Tabea does a wonderful job with the elements! By the way, the kit is free on Tabea's blog...see link above!