Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrapping the Music - Every Time We Touch

 This week's song for the challenge over at Scrapping the Music is 
Every Time We Touch by Cascada (from the movie, "Final Fantasy").

I didn't get very far into the song to know exactly which lyrics I was gonna scrap...

My Mom will have been gone 9 years this March, but I still hear her voice...

Here's a close-up of the picture, hard to imagine her being so young.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dressmaker's Form

There was a new sketch posted at the Frantic Stamper blog on Sunday!

I used the sketch in a portrait orientation, 
so I could fit the main image on the front of the card.
Unfortunately, you can't tell this in the photo, 
the mannequin is layered with double stick foam tape
to create a 3-D effect!

Supplies used:

Hot Off the Press Floral Boutique 3-D paper tole foil die cuts 
from the Frantic Stamper online store
Hambly Overlay Frame Wallpaper Self-Adhesive Crystal swirl
Canvass Corp Black & Kraft Ribbon Stripe cardstock
7gypsies - Fortunes The Story rub-ons "Once upon a time"
black cardstock
foam tape
This was pretty fun to make!!!
I was going to give it away, but I think I'll keep it!
I might even frame it!

: .)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let the Good Times Roll!!!

Happy Mardi Gras!!!

: .)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tickle Me!

that got your attention, didn't it?!

while I love the original LMFAO version of this song, 
which was described to me as "disturbingly hilarious,"
the kid-friendly version is giggle-worthy too!
(especially the "I make art" part!!!  LOL!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V-Day!!!

Wishing my friends a
Happy Heart Day!

I hope its filled with chocolate, love & irony!

I just have to share the Valentines card I received from a sweet girl named Emma!

Me & the girl, we love our bling!!!


I gotta go take a pain pill b/4 the anesthetic wears off!
My love for the day is an ice pack!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Scrapping the Music - Art

Hey ya!  

This week we're doing Art by Tanya Davis!  

World's cutest video! 
You should check it out!!!

My lyric choice comes in at 1:26 of the video, in case you're interested!  : .P

I'm "inspired" by Dina Wakely.
She's the best!

Don't forget that I'm proprietor of the prize for the
Scrapping the Music
drawing for February!
Until you win, anyway!

: .)

I haven't done my 5 good things list lately
and I had a lot of people help me out today...

Thanks to Paul who picked me up and gave me a ride to work
after I locked my keys (both house & car) 
in the house.

Thanks to Suman, who knows I love
Cholay (Curried Chickpeas)
and made me a batch this weekend.

Thanks to Joe & Aldien who are the keepers of my spare house key.

Thanks to P who listens to all my (email) rants.

Thanks to my girlfriends who know just when to email me.

Tomorrow, I'm getting a molar pulled.
I hope I get really, really good pain killers, 
so I can float on a sea of bliss during my 12th Valentines Day alo..
oh never mind!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Angel Pig

Pig Angel, Pig Angel
Will you be mine?
My darling dear
Love you all the time
I'm just a fool
A fool in love with you...

Remember when I set myself up in December (?) with a goal to finish 10 scrapped layouts?

Here's #7!

Annie has raised pigs for 4-H or Future Farmers, or ???

This is Hiccup...
(or was Hiccup...eeek!
or BB - Before Bacon...heh, sorry so obnoxious!)

Ok, only 3 more layouts!!!


Thursday, February 09, 2012

Lay Say Lay Bohn Tohn Roo Lay

or if you're not me...

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

This translates into:

I am in a sugar coma...


Let the good times roll me right out of this room...


Hey wait!!!  Its not Fat Tuesday yet!



I can't even articulate how excited I am!  

I got to try my very first King Cake today!!!  

And let me tell you, I am eating the entire thing so *I* can find the baby and be 


I'll also be wearing my bling thru the 21st! 

But no one better expect me to flash my boobs!!!

Thanks soooo much to the super awesome Roebuck family

 for helping me to celebrate 
Mardi Gras!!!  
(I hope you don't mind that I snitched this pix from your FB, P!!!)

 Let the GOOD TIMES roll!!!
: .)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Scrapping the Music - Hey Soul Sister

The newest challenge is UP at Scrapping the Music!

This week we are doing HEY SOUL SISTER!  by Train : .)

I didn't even have to ruminate over my piece for this week.  I knew exactly what I wanted to scrap!

Sometimes the people who become the family of your heart are not your biological relatives, 
but wonderful, creative, and lovely beings you cross paths with almost randomly...

I met my soul sister Patricia, initially at the now defunct scrapbook site/forum SiStv, 
then developed an even deeper friendship after we became fellow team members at 
Scrapping the Music!  
It was so neat to find out how much we have in common!

In the early days, I think we traded comments and a few emails, but now I can't go a day without my P update.  (And that includes what's going on with her baby girl! : .)  
 Means so much to me!

 I'm also glad that our picture trade and layouts 
inspired some of the other design team members to do similar pieces!  

I hope it inspires you to whip out some supplies and make a layout, journal page, or what ever!

By the way, I'm the sponsor for the prize that you can win at the end of this month.  

Every time you submit a challenge piece in February, 
you get your name put in the drawing for this:

and some other scrappy goodness!  

You know you wanna play along!!!  

: .)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Heart of Glass

Yesterday, the newest sketch was posted at the Frantic Stamper blog...

The sketch!

My card!  

I swear, I wasn't being a rebel,
I just kept playing around with the card's elements
until I arrived at this aesthetically pleasing configuration...
(hear that said by a seagull with a lisp! : .)

I just love this stamp!  
I believe its manufactured by Stamp Francisco, 
I embossed it with white embossing powder,
and then painted the detail with some watercolor paints. 
  The heart image was cut out and mounted with foam tape 
on the banner strip,  layered on top of two pieces of lace.  
I added the pearl bits last.  

And I need a thank you card!!!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

the long and winding road

My weekend by the numbers:

41 hours
15 of which were spent in the car for
922 miles.

 200+  family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances
gathering to celebrate 
41 years full of life & love...

I think Gordon would have been pleased with the send off...