July 31, 2008

Northern California's Great Paper Chase .....

OMG, so I walked into my local scrapbook store and noticed a sign titled “Sizzlin Summer Paper Chase, Northern Ca." Basically, you buy a passport and go to one of the 17 participating stores and make the page they created for the paper chase. There are prizes to win and of course if you buy anything you get a discount and who doesn't love a discount??? A few of the stores are having sales during this time too..... Yikes- I can't wait, come on Friday!

It’s begins tomorrow and goes through Aug 10th. I’m so excited, I already strategically planned what stores I’ll be going to and the order I’ll go in … hehehehehe.

I think I’ll be able to hit at least 10-12 stores, a few of them are just too far to drive to with the cost of gas and all. Sheesh we are at $4.35 a gallon, but you can find a few places that are $4.19 if you’re lucky and they are not out of gas. There’s just something wrong when you are excited that gas is $4.19 a gallon…. What happened to the good ole days when gas was $1.79 a gallon???? man, we'll never see those days again.

By the time my baby neice and nephew are old enough to drive, I'll be able to tell them stories of the price of gas being $1.79 a gallon, kind of like the stories my mom use to tell us about walking 5 miles to school in the snow ... bawahahaha

A few months ago, my good friend Dee had a scrapbook party and my mom went with me, she made a card and really enjoyed it. So I thought my mom and my daughter would have fun doing this with me, it's going to be a girl’s weekend of scrapbooking fun! My Mom doesn’t scrapbook but she’s actually looking forward to going with me.

I'll be sure to post a few pictures, I can't wait to visit other stores and see what new and exciting things they carry. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

July 20, 2008

Summer Days

Well last Friday, my baby neice and nephew came over and spent the night, they love coming to my house, but love it even more now that it's hot and they can go swimming, here are a few pictures of them swimming, I got a really good one of Mikayla jumping off the latter, enjoy!

Sticker Book

One of my friends has a little girl who's 2, and loves stickers but doesn't have a sticker book. So I thought I would try to create something small and simple but yet very girlie! I took some chip board and covered it with some pink and white striped paper. I added some pastel color card stock in side so all the pages wouldn't be just white. I was going to use my Zutter machine, but I was thinking after I punched the holes that it may not be 2 years old friendly. So I used some plain rings to help the pages turn easier when Kendell is added her stickers. Enjoy!

July 17, 2008

Checking In ................

Well I haven't posted anything in a week or so, but I have been so busy! I've been trying to stay cool and in the house due to all the fires we are having here in California. One night I was driving home and my daughter said "Mom, look at the moon" it was orange from all the smoke in the air. the smoke is finally clearing up and the moon is as bright as can be and the air is getting better. The air quality was terrible.

So yesterday, I was cleaning out my pool and my niece in law was over helping, my daughter thought it would be a great idea for her to help too, I didn't want her to as she is VERY accident prone ..... before I knew it she was in the pool and slipped and fell! yep you guesssed it, she fractured her right wrist, it's a very small hair line fracture but she said it hurts like the dickens.

Here's a pic of her hand, you can't see the fracture in this pic, but it's there.

July 6, 2008

Monkeying Around

Hello and happy Sunday! man is it hot here, it's 7pm and it's still 102 degrees ..... whooo weeee HOT! Hope you all had a great 4th of July, I went to my parents for a while and then came home to watch the fireworks, I can see them from my house. So my dd and I sat on the drive way and watched the light show.

well I haven't posted in a week, so I thought I would post this little card that I made earlier in the week, I'm sending it to my very good friend, her birthday is today, so it will be a day late, but better late then never, right? Enjoy!