Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paper Pack Bundle clearance BARGAIN!


What a deal here! If you are just getting started with digi-scrapping or if you have been scrapping for a while & would love to increase your stash, this is a fabulous bundle package that you just can't pass up. I am clearing out my store.

Enjoy this while you can. As of October 1st all of my "retiring soon" items will be gone.

Included in this bundle:
*Preppy Polly ~Winter $1
*Preppy Polly ~Summer $1
*Preppy Polly ~Spring $1
*Preppy Polly ~ Autumn $1
*#40 ~ Just Papers
*Go-Go-Groovin' Variety Pack #1
*Go-Go-Groovin' Variety Pack #2
*Gone Streakin Purplish
*Gone Streakin Pinky
*Livid Vivid Morning ~ The Paper Pack
*Livid Vivid Evening ~ The Paper Pack

which basically means you will receive a total of 107 papers for $5
grab them all individually with their own clearance prices

**Scrap for Hire ok... just like all of my other Personal Use goodies

Monday, September 22, 2008

spreadin some love

Do you know about Nie Nie or C Jane or Little California???

Well... if not, you should take a few minutes, see how blessed your life is, and send some love their ways.

I was reading C Jane Run a little bit ago and found out that her surreal roller coaster ride just got bumpier yesterday. Besides her sister (Nie-Nie)and brother-in-law being in the hospital for burns because of a plane crash, her 31yo cousin Katie just passed away this weekend.

I really love Nie-Nie's blog. C Jane has reposted some past highlights so that everyone out in blog lands can know what a special person she is. THIS is my favorite blog post and I sooooo want to do this with my boys. oh... I will do it... I've got to figure out an open day soon so we can do it.

Now ... about Little California (Callie)... she was backed over and ran over by a car driven by a dear family friend of her family a couple weeks ago. Callie was airlifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital and is fighting like crazy to get better. Her older sister Ashley (21.5 years older) has been blogging about her & is organizing a fabulous raffle for her. There are some really adorable boutique items available. Please check this out. I'm sure her story, as well as Nie-Nie's will touch your hearts deeply.

Big {{HUGS}} to all!


one of my girlfriends sent me a link to a very cool political match-em-up quiz a few days ago


I shared it over at DST's chatter this past weekend .... and it seems people are really enjoying it

If you are undecided about the Presidential candidates or if you want to confirm your choice... this is a great place to check out


I'm clearing out tons of goodies at Gotta Pixel.

About half of my store (approximately 50 items) are retiring at the end of the month. This includes all Personal Use/Scrap4Hire/Commercial Use items. Grab tons of fun for way over 50% off.

and..... the best deal by far... my Commercial Use Bundle.....(SAVE 79%)


Commercial Use Clearance Bundle from Sara Ellis

What a deal here! If you are just getting started with designing or if you have been designing for a while & need a little extra creative assistance at times, this is a fabulous bundle package that you just can't pass up. I am clearing out my store.

Enjoy this while you can. As of October 1st all of my "retiring soon" items will be gone.

Included in this bundle:
*Toppings - Textures part A *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part B *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part C *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part D *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part E *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part F *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Templates part A *commercial*
*Toppings - Templates part B *commercial*
*Toppings - Take One *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Toppings - Take Two *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Toppings - Take Three *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Toppings - Take Four *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Petal Pushers *Orbits (brushes) - *COMMERCIAL ok*
*Swirlygiggies (brushes) *COMMERCIAL ok*

which basically means you will receive a total of 12 texture overlays, 26 paper overlay templates, 3 flower fabric templates, 2 fancy mats, and 30 ABR brushes (with matching PNG files) -
grab them all now - 15 products for $15 (SAVE 79%)
grab them all individually with their own clearance prices, but more than $1 each

just greatly appreciated if you feel like including it

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Are you going to beat me up?"

Hudson is so funny. Everytime we play soccer or anything with a hint of a competition, he always asks "are you going to beat me up?" or says "I'm going to beat you up". No matter how many times we've told him that how he should say it without "up", he still says it. It is pretty comical now, but just waits until he says it at his Itty Bitty Sports class with Coach Alex and other little boys. It's a very cute class, just an intro to sports - 6 sports in 8 weeks. He's already had soccer and basketball. Next week is Lacrosse. He will then have baseball (maybe t-ball), golf, and tennis. The class is just for 3-5 year olds. Hudson just turned 4 this past Sunday and he is definitely the biggest kid in the class. He is tall, but all the others must be tiny 3 year olds. Anyway, just picture Coach Alex giving his a little drill & he tells her "I'm going to beat you up". I probably won't hear him sitting on the bleachers..LOL.. too funny.


ok.. gear up and get ready for a huge Clearance Sale at Gotta Pixel!

Several of us are clearing out our goods from the 20th -30th. There's going to be some massive savings. I know I've been at GP since last December so that means that there are lots and lots of goodies for me to clean out of the store too.

I bet they'll be things for pocket change (under a dollar).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

and now it's Thursday

ok... I'm getting a bit annoyed with One Life to Live lately.

talk about stirring up tormoil and no happiness anywhere.. it's really crazy

Tess has Natalie locked up in the basement and Tess's/Jess's daughter is who knows where ... I bet the next time we see her, she'll be aged to maybe 5 or 6 years old

Clint is turning into a big A** .... he's a nice guy... this is just wrong.. he's worse than Asa, if that can be possible

Todd is going to steal his grandbaby and make his daughter, Starr, believe that her own baby is dead................that's too much for Todd.. he hurts tons of people, but he wouldn't hurt Starr

and... how long is Marty going to stay in the dark about her real life? c'mon, John has to find her soon


have you watched Busted on MTV yet? it's pretty entertaining........it's Cops busting drunk 18 year olds


do you shop for little girls? I don't have any, but I fell in love with this cute online boutique I found today.......

Sweet*N*Sassy Creations

it's loaded with adorable ribbon embellished denim jeans & mini skirts

you just have to check it out!


well, I finally added Jovial Fantasy to my Scrapdish store... yay!


please don't forget about Gotta Pixel's Gotta Grab It event.... grab your own collab... over 40 goodies with the same swatch and theme

as of midnight EST on the 18th...everything will go back to their regualr prices

(scroll down to my last blogging to find out more)

Monday, September 15, 2008

hello Tuesday

I'm so proud of Hudson! Today was his 4 year check up. He is 42.5 inches (90th percentile) and 41 lbs (75th - 90th percentile). I was a bit surprised that he wasn't at least 100th percentile for his height. Anyway, he had 4 shots in his arms and he didn't cry whatsoever, just a little shock and that was it. Poof! all over! On the way home he asked why he was wearing bandaids because it wasn't any big deal to him.

I was the one that caused more of an issue. Well, Saturday morning I sliced my finger while cutting pineapple. My FIL wrapped a couple badaids around it and some tape since it bled profusely. This morning I tried to change the bandages and they wouldn't come off so I had to have the CMA cut it off for me after she gave Hudson his shots. I winced a bit since it's still very tender. Hudson was a pro compared to me. It was kind of funny. The 41 year old was worse than the 4 year old.



my Mizzou Tigers are 3-0 now and we moved up in the polls from #6 to #5


wanna Wear Gold for 2008????? Join The Missouri Run for #1 Facebook Group.


September's Gotta Grab It!!!!!!!!

the theme for the month is Sunflower Dreams, but I'm not so sunflowery with my designs, so I made some goodies that are very compatible with the sunflower explosion

everything in
the Gotta Grab It collection is $1 each ONLY September 16th, 17th, and 18th... and all 40+ Gotta Grab It goodies can be mixed and matched to make your own special collaboration kit

here's mine:





grab my contributions HERE

enjoy & Scrap Sassy Silly!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The long birthday weekend

oh my ... it's been one long birthday weekend! What a lucky 4 year old we have. Hudson had his first party, a pool party with a few of his friends, on Friday morning. They played and played in the pools, then ate yummy cupcakes, and opened presents.

Evan and Hudson goofing around in the water.

Griff, Amelia, Hudson, and Jepson being silly after it's over.

Saturday morning was the family party. I made a yummy breakfast with a scrumptious breakfast casserole, home-made banana muffins, cheesy hashbrowns, and fresh fruit (recipes a bit later). A little snafoo happened during the prep time shen I majorly sliced my finger cutting the pineapple. I probably should've left to get stitches. It's still throbbing almost 36 hours later.

Anyway, between the two parties, Hudson ended up with his very first racetrack (a Darda Super Starter Speedway - very super cool with no batteries, I can't wait to build on to it), the Playmobil Recycling Truck that he really really wanted since he wants to be a garbage truck driver when he gets bigger, his first soccer ball & t-ball set, and many other fun things.

Today was his actual birthday. All of us went to The Healing Field in Tempe this morning. I took Hudson and Griffin last year and captured an amazing picture

credits HERE

I just had to take them again and I want to continue this every year. It truly is an amazing place. Each flag pole had a card on it with a lost one's name, age, hometown, occupation (or student's school info, etc) , and picture. I felt so sorry for the few without any pic. All of the little kids had a little stuffed animal attached to the bottom of their poles. I took a slew of pics there today, but unfortunately my camera is having difficulties connecting to my computer to upload them. Hopefully I will be able to share them soon.


I should be so extremely exhausted right now. I worked from 5pm yesterday until 2am early this morning for inventory. At least Jeff took care of the boys this morning and they let me sleep in. yay! that is such a huge extreme rarity! I only slept in until 8:45, but that's alot better than 6ish like usual.

I'm a bit annoyed right now because there is alot of design stuff I need to be working on right now, but having one finger bandaged up is making using the keyboard a bit difficult. oh well



1 cup mashed banana (2 bananas), 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup Miracle Whip, 2 cups flour; 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda............
Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes


I'm not much of a casserole fan, but this is yummy & I always receive tons of compliments on it too. It's very light and fluffy

Breakfast Casserole

12 slices bread
6 eggs
1 quart milk
6 slices American Cheese
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
optional: meats and veggies...your choice

Cut crust off bread and butter them. Place 6 slices buttered side down, in a 9x13 inch pan. Place 1 slice American and 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheeses on each piece of bread. Place optional items next. Place the last 6 slices of bread on top with buttered side up. Mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together and then pour over top. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 1 hour.

I used 1lb of maple sausage (browned), 1lb cubed ham, and 1/3 sweet onion (diced).

Friday, September 12, 2008

the 4Runner is back

the news about our 4Runner & other catalytic converter thefts made the front page of our little suburban paper Friday.

If you didn't receive the paper, you can read it here:

they spelled my name with an H.. but, oh well... it's still me

and... one good thing......well, kind of good, I guess........... the auto body shop quoted us $2500 foer the repair job, but it only actually was $690, including the tow.... apparently the one they fixed before ours had a really bad hack job, the idiots cut into their O2 sensor & out idiots cut ours out nicely so it was an easier fix



hopefully this can help some of you find cheaper gas

it tries to keep current cheap gas prices in Canada and the US

so far Phoenix gas is still in good shape... the stations by us are right at $3.44/gallon

Thursday, September 11, 2008

the blind girl...

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.
Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

picture day!

Today was picture day at (pre)school. Last spring the picture people parted and feathered his hair so he looked like somebody else's cute little boy, not our crazy goofy Hudson.
So.... today he went to school with a note pinned to him (see pictures). Griffin wanted a note too, so his said "I wanted to wear a note like Hudson"

"Please do not part and feather my hair. Thank you - Hudson"

Monday, September 08, 2008

sing a little sing song

I am soooooooooo happy to have some tunes on my blog now! I found the best site, http://www.playlist.com/!

I made a little playlist so far. I will probably add to it later. I hope you love the tune that's playing. If not, scroll to the bottom and click on a different one. Jennifer Love Hewitt's song on there is my new fave!

stick around, read my blog for a while, find some freebie QPs, and enjoy the tunes :)


have you signed up for my Gotta Pixel newsletter yet? If not, please do! See the box over there on the right sidebar? Yep, that one. My newsletters are sent out every Tuesday night and the one for this week has a super fab coupon in there.
Go on... hurry up!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

let the music move you move you

almost diaper free!!!!!!


I'm so excited... Griffin is almost out of diapers. He has gone potty in the toilet every time for the last 3 days. I think it will take a while to get the poop part under control, but we're almost there. YAY! After this package of diapers is done, it's only pull-ups for him. So cool!



our 4Runner was officially towed off on Friday (see the most recent blogging to see about my crazy story). The body shop said that he is getting used to fixing them. The last one took 1.5 weeks and is hoping to have ours done within one week. The creeps only get about $150 for the part & we have to pay our deductible of $500. At least we won't have to pay the full bill which will be right at $2500!


ok... are you bored? Would you like to drive yourself crazy?????? Or, perhaps, crazier than you already are?

move the mouse around and try to click on the ball to make it change colors.... it does work... I've seen blue, pink, gray, and green so far.

now.............. my newest kit, Jovial Fantasy on SALE for 31% off for just a few days ....

bonus wordart:

Creative Team layouts:Creative Team member, momofthecrazy4:
Jovial Fantasy coordinates with the Gotta Pixel August Dream Kit, Happily Ever After

Thursday, September 04, 2008

some brazen idiots!!!!!!!!

I was at work tonight.... at The Gap in a nice little boutique shopping strip (not a mall)..... and the nice old security guard walked into the store shortly before we closed at 8pm to ask if anyone owns the Toyota 4Runner outside.................. HELLO! ... I asked if it was a black one... and ... yep! ...........
welllllllllllll... some idiotic A** sawed off my catalytic converter!!!!! nice, huh?
a guy from AJs (an upscale grocery store in our strip) heard a strange noice and then he saw some guy pop into his car and take off ..... he called security ... unfortunately nobody got the license plate ... just that it was a couple of Hispanic guys in a dark car

UGH! the security guy said that nice metals are in the inside of them.... well, the police told me it's actually platinum

according to the policeman, it only takes approximately 1.5 minutes for them to saw it off and go

I ended up driving it home instead of leaving it or having it towed... since I only live 5-10 minutes away....... dang! it was noisy... it's just like not having an exhaust system on it and it barely wanted to move... I drove home with my hazard flashers on driving approximately 32 mph

I have no idea how anyone can prevent this from happening... my car was parked in the parking lot which was not even half full... with cars driving around

sooooooooooooooooo freakin' annoying!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I am such a doughnut

This morning I couldn't figure out where my purse was. I thought that possibly someone took it when I stopped inside a convenience stores yesterday until I remembered that I later went to Fry's (local grocery store). Then.... DUH!!!!!!! I left my purse in my shopping cart IN the parking lot. HELLO! what a doughnut! I stopped back by there after I picked Hudson up from preschool and lucky me, soemone turned it in to the lost and found & everything was in it. If someone would've taken my wallet, they wouldn't have gotten away with much at all. It would've been more of a pain for me to replace my ID and debit card.

Well then....... I was a doughnut again tonight... hello! that's two big things in two days.......... I was all excited to get some Cold Stone (yummy ice cream) after work since I had a coupon and it's only a couple doors away from The Gap. Wellllll, after I paid for my ice cream I looked for my keys and then it dawned on me that I left them in my locker at work. UGH! OK... I said I was a doughnut, didn't I? Well I didn't want dh to have to wake up the boys and drive them to rescue me with a spare set. Luckily I had one co-worker's number in my phone. I called her & she gave me one asst. manager's number, talked with her & she gave me another number for an asst. who closed up with me and lives pretty close. She came to let me in and grab my key. OH, crazy me!

(have fun laughing..... and then you can scroll down and find some freebie QPs.... enjoy!)


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