Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hope ya'll had a Happy and safe Halloween! As you can see we had a crazy bunch for Halloween this year. Jakob was a nerd...Katie the Kat and Ryan went as the Swamp Monster. What a crazy crew and weird mix huh? Miss Katie the Kat couldn't stop admiring herself and thoroughly enjoyed all the candy she got. Ryan had fun trying to see how many houses he could get to in one hour and Jakob actually enjoyed being nerdy...his best saying this year was when Ryan asked him if he was going to go ahead and eat the Nerds they had just received at one house and Jakob replied, "I would but I can't eat my own kind"!!! How funny is that, Ryan and I thought that was SOOOO funny! LOL! So another Halloween has passed and the kids are all in bed, hopefully they won't wake up with a stomach ache with as much candy as they ate :o) I'm off to watch the Rangers game and maybe get a bit of scrappin' in, I have one layout almost done! Got Sketch 106 starts tomorrow, so gotta rest up, gotta make sure I don't fall asleep in class tomorrow. LOL!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Family Fun

We're back from a fun time in Nebraska. The weather was down right hot this year, kinda funny, cuz last year we had snow! LOL! The time we went in 2007 was hotter, but this year ranked right up there, we wore shorts to the pumpkin patch! These are some of the highlight pictures of our trip. We actually carved the pumpkin like professionals this year. It was a cooperative effort between me, Jake and Mari, and it looks pretty nice I think! My little nephew is super cute don't you think, look at those teeth!!! He is growing up so fast. We had a great time at Vala's Pumpkin patch again this year, that place rocks! Loved roasting marshmallows, even if it was hot...and just enjoyed hanging with my brother, sis in law and nephew. Very relaxing and enjoyable time. Can't wait to go back again next year! Hoping to create a few pages this weekend, but gotta get those pesky household chores done first! And of course, a bunch of football to watch this weekend, GO BIG RED! Catch ya back here again real soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Barbara's challenge over at Personalscrapper for October 5th was to create a layout based on one of October's page maps. This is the layout I created based on Becky Fleck's Page Maps sketch above. I just love Page Map sketches! October had so many fun sketches it was hard to just pick one, I plan to go back and use at least one more during the Croptoberfest L.O.A.D. crop. For this layout created for my newest nephew's scrapbook I used October Afternoon's Fly a Kite papers and "sweet" sticker, that I had won on the October Afternoon blog (YEAH! and thank you October Afternoon!), kite, heart date box and cloud stickers from Echo Park (Personalscrapper's Sept kit- you gotta get this kit, and Letter stickers by Cosmo Cricket (thanks Erica!) and American Crafts. The punch I used to create the border under the pictures is from Stampin' Up. Hope you have a great weekend folks...I get to spend some time with my cute little nephew (the one in the layout above) so we have lots of activities planned for the weekend, but check back next week, I will have more scrappy goodness for you as I will have to play catch up on the L.O.A.D Crop!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why I love Personalscrapper!

Just a quick post today, wanted to let you all know that if you are in the market for some great inpsiration, want to receive the latest and best scrapbooking products monthly at your doorstep without leaving the house AND want to be part of a GREAT supportive community of online scrapbookers, then you need look no further then Personalscrapper! I used to spend TONS (and I mean TONS) of time shopping for scrapbooking products to use on my page, I would go one place, find cute stuff I loved only to find out the stickers, ribbons, or other "matching" embellishments were sold out and may not be restocked anytime soon :o( I would then hunt and hunt to find something to match, and if I didn't then I would just forget about what I bought and move on to something else. While at the St. Louis CKC 3 yrs ago I met Erica and Personalscrapper, I was skeptical at first, worried I wouldn't like the kit OR that I was paying to much for it when I could find it "cheaper" somewhere else. Boy was I worried for nothing! The first kit that came I thought "well, its cute but it's not my style"....but since I paid for it, I needed to use it (why be wasteful) well, the rest is history, the DT at Personalscrapper had SO many great ideas that were included each month in the kit PLUS the other members on the message board shared their layouts and I was OVERWHELMED with fact, I started wanting ONE more kit to do ALL the layouts I had ideas for!!! And by scrapbooking with these gals, I learned to think outside the box and be MORE creative with my kits so that now each kit that comes I am SOOO excited for! I have used a variety of papers, colors and embellishments that I most likely wouldn't have tried if they weren't in my kit. I also LOVE how everything coordinates, it takes the work out of it, I just pick my pictures to go with my kit and then go to work, no more searching all over and spending time "hunting" when I can spend that time "creating". I have got to know many of the gals at Personalscrapper over the last 3 years I have been a member, and I must say they are the nicest group of ladies I have ever met (well, not really met, but you know what I mean! LOL!) I would love to actually "MEET" them IRL someday! So if you looking for a kit club, I can HIGHLY recommend Personalscrapper, you won't be disappointed! If you don't believe me go check out Erica's blog HERE she is featuring a new member of Personalscrapper each day in October, so hop on over and "meet" some of the great gals that I scrap with!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lisa's sketch challenge

Hey, yes, it really is me with TWO blog posts in two days! LOL! As I mentioned in my last post I am the "host" of today's L.O.A.D. challenge at the Personalscrapper board for Croptoberfest. My challenge was for the ladies to create a layout based on my sketch above, but with a bit of a twist, they are to use a "fall" or "fallish" word in their title, i.e. Fall, cool, crips, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, leaves...well, you get the picture! The layout DOES NOT have to be a fall layout though, for example, you could do a LOVE themed layout with the title "FALLING FOR YOU" huh? If you would like to play along I would love to see what you come up with, just post a link to your creation here in the comments section and share the love! For my layout using this sketch I used once again Crate Paper's Lemongrass collection with some 7 Gypsy's stickers and SEI and Jenni Bowlin letter stickers. This cute little guy is my little nephew, isn't he a QT? Well, I hope you enjoy the sketch and play along with me. I everyone enjoys what is left of your weekend...check ya later peeps!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted, the time has flown by and it doesn't really seem possible it was a month! My Thirty-One business has taken off and keeps me plenty busy, but I am going to try and be more faithful in creating weekly like I used to do, I really miss it! I always try and celebrate World Card Making Day every year as it makes me take time to make the cards I really do enjoy creating but seem to not do as much now that I scrapbook. These are some cards I created while trying to use up an older Personalscrapper kit. The papers are by Crate Paper the Lemongrass line, this was one of my all time fav Personalscrapper kits! I love Crate Paper's paper, the texture is just divine, so unique! I am actually planning on scrapbooking a bit later today, so check back tomorrow as I am hosting the October 3rd challenge for the Personalscrapper L.O.A.D Croptoberfest where we all try to make a layout a day in October, it is a alot of fun! Come join us if you want, I'd love to see you there!