Friday, February 23, 2007

On going organic...

I have to say, it is really agreeing with me! I have lost 11 lbs., and have dropped 2 pant sizes!!! I'm back in the single digits!!! It's a lifestyle change, really... of course, groceries have gone up considerably. And now we make a special trip to Ellwood Thompson (our biggest natural foods market here in Richmond) at least once a week. My dh has lost over 20 lbs. The thing is, we're not dieting! Just changing the type of foods we eat.

We have also been doing some herbal detox kits by Renew Life. They seem to really work!

We also bought a juicer, and drink fresh, organic juice at least once a day. They sell this one at Costco in silver.

So, we may have just crossed the line into granolahood. Even my older dd has been asking about what she eats, interested to know if it is organic or not!!!

The funny thing is, as I have lost weight, started to have more energy, and organizing my eating habits, I have started to organize other parts of my life better, too!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Check it out!!!

We are having a cyber crop over at Scraplovers this weekend... lots of prizes, games, and challenges... so head on over... and get your scrap on!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Do you want to see the "before"?

Here's that picture of my baby girl before all of the marker was edited out!!! Her babysitter was doing some dishes... and she though the baby was being awfully quiet!!! And when she checked, she discovered marker everywhere! Keep in mind that this was AFTER her face had been washed several times!!! LOL!!!

More of my muse!

So I'm on a string of creating layouts about my baby girl.... with this one I used Basic Grey Lollipop collection with a bit of Gypsy. The use of the tags was sort of inspired by a commercial I saw on TV. The journaling is on a transparency which was painted, then stamped in green with a Junkitz swirl stamp. I also used various ribbons by Offray, May Arts, and the Michaels dollar bin. Title was hand cut.
The paint technique was inspired by Lisa over at Scraplovers!!! She posted some amazing paint technique tutorials over there...

Photo was shot with my 50mm 1.4 lens. It's a bit soft... but still scrapable, IMO!!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My baby girl...

My 18 month old has learned the most infamous toddler word this week... "MINE!!!"

So, she says to me, "Mommy. You fun!" And then, a few minutes later, as I am holding her, she pats her hand on me, and says, "mine!," gives me a big hug, then looks up and giggles at me.

Too sweet!!!

Here's a shot of her the other day.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Guest DT calls!!!

First, Scrapncircle has a guest DT call for March!!!

We are looking for a Guest Design Team Member for the Month of March. Do you have what it takes??? I bet you do!!!! Your challenge is....Create a layout with the theme of *LOVE*. This can be love for your child, your husband or a dear close friend. Of course even those pets count. Your layout must consist of Basic Grey products.. At least 70%. ALL layouts must be created for this challenge and must be NEW. They can not be posted on other sites until the designer for march is chosen. Deadline is the Feb. 25, 2007 by midnight ESTOur current DT will be choosing the winning LO. We will post the winner March 1,2007Please upload your entries in the gallery here: You must be a registered member to be eligible for this challenge. will have all the luxuries our current DT has. including the DT packet for the month!! Feel free to ask ??? if you have any.

And Scraplovers also has a guest DT call for March and April:

Scrap Lovers is looking for a couple of talented scrappers to join the Sweetheats as Guests Designers in March or April. I can't even believe I am thinking about April!!!!Outlined below are the requirements for the position and the application procedures. If you have any other questions feel free to send me and email ( or a pm.The deadline for entries will be Feb 12th. I will announce the Guest Sweethearts on Sunday during the Sweethearts crop!!To apply you need to upload one layout and one project into the Guest Sweetheart gallery. The theme for both the project and the page is PASSIONS! This is the same theme that the Sweethearts will use for their reveal in February. You will also need to send an email to with your responses to the questions below. We will pick two team members one for March and one for April. Guest DT members will receive a discount in the Scrap Lovers store, a shipping allowance, in addition to the DT supply kits. Guest Designers will be responsible for the following during their appointment:• Each month the Guest DT will be required to design 2 layouts and one project. You will receive a selection of products/gift certificate from or a selected sponsor to create these uploads.• The guest DT member will need to upload other work throughout the month.• Guest DT member needs to participate in the weekly challenges.• Guest DT member will need to participate on a consistent basis and maintain an active presence on our message boards. This includes posting praise and starting threads, as well as joining in and sharing on threads.Restrictions• Guest DT members may be on other DTs. Please make sure that before you apply you are certain that there will not be a conflict and that other positions will not impact your participation in the above responsibilities.
Questions for the Entrant:
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
2. What are your favorite product lines to work with and why? How would you describe your style?
3. Are you currently on any other Design Teams? If yes, for whom?
4. Do you have an online gallery? Please provide a link.
5. Why do you want to be a part of the Scrap Lovers team?

You should check these out!!! :)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!

Yesterday, my first baby turned 5!!! I can't believe she's that old already!!! How time flies...

Anyway, we went out to eat last night, and as luck would have it, it was kid's night!!! And they had a clown who paid special attention to my little girls. Well, he kept us in stitches all night... and we got some great souveniers, including this SUPER TALL hat!!! It almost touched the ceiling! It was like something out of a Dr. Seuss book!!!

Photo taken with my 50mm 1.4 lens on 1.6 shot in AV mode.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Here's a fun birthday page I did for the PubCalls Birthday Bash!!! Scraplovers is a sponsor! The sketch is by Becky Fleck!!! Patterned papers and stickers by KI Memories except for the black "5" by American Crafts.

My second February project for Scraplovers!

This chipboard paisley mini-album by Maya Road screamed to be a quote book!!! I also used ribbon by Maya Road. Stripes... ribbon.... true love for me!! Gorgeous stuff! I am only posting a few pages here... you can see the whole album posted in the Feb 1-7 DT reveal gallery at

Did you know that Scraplovers is helping PubCalls celebrate its first birthday? Head on over to and check out the celebration!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

My first Scraplovers February Project!

OK, we got to work with the wonderful products from both Maya Road and Fancy Pants Design. Woohoo!!! Love them both!!

The Scraplovers theme this month is passions... so, I had to scrap something about my dh, naturally!!!

There is more to come... I am working on a cute little mini-album!!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

February Scrapncircle projects!!!

Jeri gave me the awesome We R Memory Keepers Boho Chic line to work with!!! She also gave me coodinating ribbon, a huge silk flower, and some white Doodlebug letter stickers. This was fun!!!