stuff to share

CMK August Kit... Vintage Avenue! love it! check it out here. it goes on sale august 1.
here is what i have done with it so far! it is packed with so much stuff that i still have tons left over after creating these!

and i almost forgot...i finally finished my dig deeper july mini.

check it out here at Flickr

that's all for now!

CHA finally!

it only took me a little over a week to finally post some pics from CHA. but here they are none the less. it was an awesome experience, but the absolute best part was meeting up with some of the fabulous ladies IRL that i have met online. i wish i had taken more photos of them, but hopefully i will be able to get some copies from one of my new best friends Carrie! she is such a sweetheart & we seemed to have made an instant connection when we met!

without further ado...

Carrie!!! love this girl!!! here she is showing off one of her fabulous designs for Scrappin' Sports & More!

My absolute favorite of the entire show was Basic Grey's Ambrosia! Love the colors!

Hambly...always a favorite! i just love the bicycles and bird cages!

Heidi both of these new lines!

Scenic Route...Sonoma! and the die cut houses!

Pink Paislee did not disappoint with their second release!!! i am in love with Vintage Moon!

and another fave...
Sassafrass! lovin' their new lines as well!

and then just some cool stuff that inspired me...

scrapbook i come!!!

i am getting ready to leave for CHA! i have dreamed of attending this event for years now & i am so excited to have been given the opportunity to attend! i am really looking forward to seeing all the new goodies that are coming our way over the next few months! i am not sure what to expect while strolling the convention floor, but i have been told that it is amazing! i am also really looking forward to meeting some of the amazing ladies that i have met online through scrapbooking & especially the group of ladies i have met at CMK! so excited for this!

i hope to be able to share some pics of things on my blog! we'll see how this goes!
and i will definitely share my thoughts on what i see!

i am so excited i can hardly stand it!!!

and p.s....i just got the august kit from CMK! it is amazing! eclectic is my word of choice to describe what this kit contains! stay tuned for sneak peeks and the full reveal when it's time!
the kits go on sale august 1 if you are not a subscriber!


#23 at random chaos that is!
this is my LO for this weeks challenge. i really enjoyed this challenge & right now this is one of my favorite LO's. it reminds of me good times with my baby cakes!!!

that's all for now folks!

this is just hilarious...

danny shared this with me last night & i knew i needed to share it with a few more people!
it totally cracked me up!!!!

the misheard numa numa lyrics!

and this is hilarious too! i so want one of these!

daisy d's chloe marie

this new line is just gorgeous! i wanted to share the first 2 LO's i made for Create My Keepsake.
daisy d's is this month's sponsor & i must say i am in love with this new line!

the journaling & title are on this one were inspired by ali edwards latest posts about her new digital line. since i am trying to cut back on my scrappy spending i made my own in photoshop.

i was off work today so it has been a productive day of scrapping. but i also did a little laundry too!

my random weekend!

i thought this weekend was going to be laid back. with regis in town, i thought we would just hang out around here. do some local site seeing, etc. but then friday evening he suggested going to little rock, arkansas to check out the clinton presidentional library. OK?!? not quite my idea of fun, but hanging out with him & danny should be fun, so why not? we got up early on saturday morning & hit the road. we arrived in little rock just in time for a fantastic thunderstorm with rain that i thought would never end. the museum was actually really interesting & i learned a ton about a man that i had never really liked. not that i had ever made up my own mind. i had been heavily influenced by my republican parents. now i realize that he actually did some really great things for this country. (i just hope we get some more good things happening soon after this next election!)
we checked out downtown little rock, but it was totally dead so we drove an hour in the direction toward home and at a hole in the wall country cookin' type restaurant. i loved it, they did not! i think the crawfish freaked 'em out!!!
the next morning we decided to stop off in memphis & see graceland. let me remind you, we did no planning for this trip other than the location of the library, it's hours of operation and reserve a hotel. we did not check into the prices for admission into graceland! jees!!! $8 to park your car, then $27 for the basic tour! as soon as we saw the prices, we decided not to stay. we checked out the souvenior shop, watched a dvd they had playing & decided to call it done. we had seen all we needed to see!!!

oh, and the other random thing...i am now part of the random chaos design team!!!! yay!!!! my first project is due this sunday! make sure you check it out!!!

playing along

here is my play along for OLW. this is only my second time to do this & i loved it this time even more than the first time. the word was "now". and here is my now!

my other play along for this week was at scrapjacked. i just recently became aware of this awesome artist...mandi & when i saw she had been selected for this week i had to play along!

the title letters are made using stencils letters. i backed them with old playing cards then cut around them. thanks for the inspo!

i also wanted to play along at TAIF but i just ran out of time this week. i took this photo & plan to scrap it soon.

hope you all had a great weekend!

isn't she lovely...

adorable & sweet! my niece that is!
i got to see her last sunday and i actually got a few good ones of her.
she usually moves around so much all i get are big blurs on the camera!
i got this one by tricking her into holding the flower for me so i could takes its picture.
i just love her sense of wonder and imagination. makes you stop & realize how different the world could be if we weren't so influenced by others.

yesterday danny's friend and second dad, regis, came for a visit. today we are going to little rock, ar to see the clinton presidental museum. not quite my idea of fun, but the company will be good. maybe i'll get a few good pics along the way. no matter what, it is going to be great spending time this man who has had such a big influence on danny. and by the way did i mention he is the priest who married us!!!

dig deep my friend!!!

guess what was on my front porch when I got home from work today?
you guessed it! the first dig deeper kit!!! it is more fab in real life & i can't wait to start playing with it! check out the dig deeper blog to see what's going on with the inspiration for this month's theme.
i will post my mini asap!!!

until next time!!!


i am getting pubbed! it has been so long that i was starting to get a little sad! i got an email from Paper Crafts & i will be having a card in their Jan/Feb 2009 issue! they had a call for cards with keys & i just happened to have one so i sent it in. yay me!!!

in other news, CMK has selected 3 new DT members to join the team. i am so excited to work with each one of them! the names in green are the ladies joining us! and also my best friend Rachel was selected to be the July guest desinger! way to go ladies!

also, check out the CMK July kit "Pops in the Park" & the DT gallery! amazing work ladies!!!

thanks for letting me share my to scrap a little!