Thursday, February 28, 2008

What a { LoNg } day! I had to be at work this morning at 5:30. By 10:00 I was ready for the day to be over. Sad I know. Anyway, after work I went to Walmart to get a photo CD printed for my camera card and I ran across this really great photo and thought that I would share it!

This photo is of my brother { PreStOn } at one of his wrestling matches...doesn't he look intense! LOL.

I didn't take this sister did...but I wanted to share this photo with you anyway because it is stinking { AdoRaBle }! This is my niece Terrance Claire or Baby T or just T. My sister says she just talks...well jabbers...all the time, is always hungry and if you don't feed her fast enough she grunts at you and beats here little fists on her highchair tray, and she has a strange fetish for chewing on her socks. Alycia says that she crawls around for a while and then stops and pulls one of her socks off puts it in her mouth and crawls around like that for the rest of the day. I cannot wait to go see her this weekend...I miss her a lot!

Of course I am busy with all the last minute details like laundry and trying to remember all the things that I need to pack in the morning because I will have to use them in the morning. That is the one that stresses me out the most! It would be just like me to forget a bunch of stuff.

The volleyball team I am helping to coach has a their last tournament this weekend and I won't be there for it. It is really sad. They are all about 14 and as boy crazy as can be! I was shocked. I don't remember being like that but I am sure I was. They have a lot of talent and potential, I am trying to teach them to control the game mentally and they have been doing very well. I know they will do great this weekend! { GoOd LucK GIrlS ! }

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Friday I am flying to Portland to visit my sister and to go to the CK Convention. My sister is a chef for Rusty Pickle and she is going to be teaching classes on Friday and Saturday...if you are going to be there you should definitely check her out...she { rOckS } ! Today my sister called me and said that I could be her teaching assistant on Saturday...isn't that exciting! I love teaching classes and can't wait to help!

I also am so excited to go shopping! Who wouldn't be? It is going to be great fun to mingle with all these other scrappers. My birthday is on the 6th so I usually get to go all day one day of the is my present to me! This year it is Saturday! I hope to see a lot of people there...there are a lot of people I miss and would love to see!

Well...I gotta jet...I have to be at work by { 5:30 } in the morning...holy crap!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hey...I just wanted to share this really {gReaT} idea that I found at the ScrapScene Blog. It is a posting on a blog called Outta This Funk. It shows you step-by-step instructions for creating this sticker and rubon holder. She calls it the "Sticker Gripper". It is such a great idea...and so cheap...around $10.00. I am working on my version of the idea but here is where you can see the original.

Your are gonna love this! I know that I did.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I just wanted to post some of my latest work up here because I am completely IN LOVE with them. Isn't it funny how that create a new layout and instantly it is your new favorite...until you create the next one and it becomes your favorite. Well, I guess that it is just they way we scrappers are. they are.

These are two layouts I made for my entry for the Craft Warehouse Design Team. The first is of my niece Terrance Clair (T) in the bath. Isn't she cute! I used natural cardstock by Bazzill and painted the edges. The frame around "T" is a piece of transparency that I stamped on with white stazon ink. One of my most favorite things about this layout is the little butterflies...aren't they cute? I used the Hey Sugar line by Cosmo Cricket because I am a Cricket Fiend and can't help myself. It is my favorite line on the market right now. I can't wait to get my hands on their new stuff...especially Cogsmo and the Blackboard. "I have and addiction sir!"...sorry just a quote from Sex and the City...but totally appropriate in this case. LOL!

The next layout is of my brother Preston at one of his wrestling matches. I took this really great picture and new instantly that I wanted to cut him out and silhouette him on the page. I just needed to decide how then to accent the photo. I chose stripes of bright, concentrated colors, with vintage 70's style arrows cut into them. I thought it added just enough interest to the page with out overwhelming the photo which is what I wanted to be the focal point. I also just added a simple title and a minimal amount of journaling telling his weight, record, and the year. I was super pleased with how they turned out.

Well...I had some great news the other day. I am now a member of the Craft Warehouse Design Team. YEAAAHHHH! One of the greatest things about this gig is all the free stuff you get! I cannot wait to get my welcome kit and my first assignments. I even went right into my scrapbook room to clean and reorganize it to get ready.

My sister and I also got our website where we sell classes up and running! It is called Sweet Tree Designs. You can check it out at Our first class is up and ready to be sold. It is a power point called "Word Up". A class designed to teach you how to use Microsoft Word to help journal and title on your scrapbook pages. It has full step-by-step instructions with pictures of the steps in the Word program.

It is amazing how gratifying seeing the website up and running is. It has only been up for about two weeks but every time I look at it I get excited all over again.

I am flying up to Portland on Friday to go to the Scrapbook Convention with my sister. She is teaching a class for Rusty Pickle...she is one of their chiefs you know...and she is a bit nervous because the class is going to be so large. I told her she would be fine of course but she is still going to be nervous. I cannot wait to get in some is going to be awesome! If you guys are going to be there...let me know so that I can look for you! I would love to see you all.

Well, I gotta jet...see you soon...hopefully!