Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How do you know which is the right choice?

So I just applied to a fab scrapbooking paper company for their DT . Do you ever fret about which layouts and/or projects to send in. Ugh...I do. So I tried to show a little bit of everything,but who knows. I have been scrapping a little more than usual lately. Perhaps because I am trying to spend as much time as I can with a special friend who needs it right now. Hugs to her in this tough time.

Here are a few new layouts to share in this mini post of mine.

In other news, I was t...h...i...s close to being guest DT for Sketchy Thursdays. Last time that I checked I was in 2nd place and then I went to bed ;0) Melissa won first place and..she very much deserved it. I was so flattered and excited to find out that I was in the top five to being with! Perhaps in the next few challenges..I will take another stab at it.
For now, I want to just say, I am so thankful for my dear friends. I love them and am so glad to have them in my life. Nothing big is going on, I just felt like right now was a good time to say You know who you people are!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It has been a good scrappy week!

Oh for scrappy's sake it has been a good week! First I won a RAK on Pinky's Blog. She is on the Imaginisce DT and had some fun Imaginisce goodies up for a rak and yay me, I won!
Look at these goodies~

Next, I have been fortunate enough to be chosen in the top 5 at Sketchy Thursday's which just happens to be quite the cool blog with sketch challenges. This past sketch had an 80's them and looks like this:
So, this is what I came up with:
See and all these people thought that my ridiculous undying devotion to Duran Duran has gotten me nowhere...hmmph! I showed them ;0)

So if you haven't gotten over to vote...go go go. I would appreciate it! Go here!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oh how sweet it is!

Hey friends out there had the best Valentine's day ever. It wasn't a romantic day,but it was a fun filled family day and I loved it. It started with making the kiddos Heart shapped chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. They loved that of course! Some of the chips were candy coated so that kind of made a pink hue to the pancakes. That's okay...they were happy!

Soon after breakfast we went on a family bike ride and then took Little Leila for a walk. Adam apparently didn't get the memo on it being a leisurely ride...he took off at warp speed because he needed to be "the leader". That kid...sweet,but very competitive. All in all, still a great ride.

We then ran off to Sam's b-day party. She was dressed as the prettiest princess in Placentia. Wish I got a pic,but I be that you can find them on Illyse's blog!
Later we went out to eat with another family. We went to Teppanyaki. The boys loved it! The cook even flipped rice at them to catch in their mouths.

Here are a few pics with our friends we went to dinner with and their kiddos!

Lastly to wrap up the valentine's day hoopla, the boys and my hubby gave me roses and my little ones also wrote me poems. Lucky me. They were really sweet! Although Nicholas did title his ROSES ARE DEAD, VIOLETS ARE POOP.Boys...what more can I say....

So up the scrappy/crafty part of my life I want to mention that there is a new challenge up at Scrap it Forward! It is an easy one to commit too and will help those in need. All for free...did I mention a prize is involved? Go check it out!
Here is the layout that I did for the challnege on SIF !

And here is a layout that just makes me happy when I look at it. :0) Sweet little Adam likes to cook! So I gave my Chef's hat from CHA.

Oh and... good news! My annual crop to benefit Autism Speaks is scheduled for April 17th at the Scrapbook Oasis, so save the date. Details to come!!

Lastly want to win one cool RAK...a Gift certificate to the scrapbook store of your choice...well go see Sarah at Red Oak lines and tell her Christine/scrappygal sent you by the way! 1. All you have to do is comment to her post saying, “Sarah needs to be at 50,000!” This is open until she is at 50,000 views. Once she reaches 50,000 views, she'll draw TWO WINNERS to receive gift certificates to their choice to any scrapbook store.

2. For an additional chance to win, share this post on your blog, facebook, twitter, forum, etc.

3. …and a THIRD WINNER will be chosen. The person that can direct the most people to her blog will win a stash worth over $50 in scrapbooking products! How will she know who sent who? Well, they have to make sure they leave a comment telling her who sent them her way.

ex. Sarah needs to be at 50,000. Jane Doe sent me!

So I guess that is it for now..But I did want to give a shout out to my new Scrappy, Kodak lovin', NY girl. Small world Julie..just crazy. I have more details to share with you!.