Monday, December 29, 2008

cleaning up

The first major cleaning after the Christmas frenzy! I swear we have more toys now than Toys r us!!!
Our family is still out visiting and we are laughing so hard that my sides hurt...

I spent the greater part of Sunday and today installing I tunes to our computers, the new Photoshop elements that I just put off till now! lol etc etc....

Feels good to get caught up again... even though I still am eating Christmas cookies for dinner ! The holidays are not quite over yet! ;P

I uploaded some pics to the other computer but haven't gotten them "cleaned up" yet... will post here when I do...
HOping to play with my Slice too and create something fun... really missing that!!

Peace all and I'll be back with something pretty to share real soon!


Friday, December 26, 2008


to all of your family, friends and loved ones... may the spirit of the season bring you peace, love and joy !!!!!!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

got distracted by the snowstorm!!

but I can now share my news with everyone... it really came as a complete surprise and I am so honored and happy to be a part of this!!!!

Squeal!!! My dream come true... my favorite scrapbook store !!!

When you go to their site, you can click on the right side bar for more information about all of us!!!

Off to go shovel the driveway!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

good news

here... Jon is still on the mend... we decided to exchange our Christmas gifts for each other early since he is off of work , I figured he would want to "play" with his new toy...
I got him a computer PC game with lots of guns, monsters and death.. bleh! lol
I was given a Making Memories SLICE!!!! wow, I must have been good... or maybe Santa had a 50% off coupon for AC MOORE??? lol anyhows... I am having fun today as we play with our toys... heee.. sooo much other stuff to do but its nice for us to take the time now since once his family arrives and kids are off of school... it will be pretty chaotic... tis the season, right?

I have some spectacular news to share with you all... I am very excited but I cannot quite give the details away until Friday !!! I will report in as soon as I am allowed to share the news! Hee... its hard to wait because I am very excited.... (scrapbooking related news...... in case any one was getting other ideas! lol)

Have a great day... here are some more things that have been keeping me busy

Friday, December 12, 2008

halls are decked...

and some cards are made.. .well.... LOTs of cards are made and Im out sick... I've been home sleeping for two days straight with a migraine....
Here are some pics of the house and some cards that really need to be addressed!! ;)
Nothing else spectacular to share since my head hurts to type...
be back this weekend with some more ...


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One Day Older

and I have no advice to give, don't even feel any different really but I have alot to be thankful for and so many blessings... and a great sense of humor!

Off to spend the day making cards, eating at Olive Garden and maybe a bit of shopping!


Thursday, December 04, 2008

a bit of randomness...

we went to see Quantum of Solace... Not as bad as I thought it would be... I still think Daniel Craig is butt ugly and Jon and I get into massive arguments about that!!! rofl... ( I think Jon has a bit of a man crush!! lol
He is just NOt my type... ;(
still surprised that Twilight beat it opening weekend though as the effects in Bond movies are incredible!

I really really need a hair cut... it went from a fashionable stacked bob to a bit like Dora needing a haircut!!!

NO day care this week as Mia is having a tough time transitioning to the new schedule... oy.. I was really counting on that money for Christmas gifts.. oh well...

Getty is really bugging me today... she begs all the time.. stupid beagle... wish they could turn off their noses when they are on a lead for something!!

I think Im definitely paranoid... I keep thinking I see a friend of mine (who it would be impossible to see) yet I keep seeing him places I go... wierd!

Better day today with Ryan... more quiet and settled.... he is open to some sensory things too which helps us all... otherwise, he had been on such a great roll... reading, focusing... etc... this always happens with these kids... just when they are doing great... boom... they lose skills etc... so frustrating... oh well... what can I do?

Scrapbooks Etc came today... love when the mags come... makes the day that much better!! what a pathetic life I have, huh? ;)

working on Christmas cards... Im up to at least 25 new ones... but I have to make like 150!!!
burning the night oil until Christmas for that!!!

Now that i"m all talked out, I m gonna take my poor sorry self out for a coffee! Love that peppermint mocha creamer.... my little escape from the crazy stuff.

until next time

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Recovery weekend

to you all..!!!!

The pies are gone, and we had a (better than thanksgiving) turkey sandwich yesterday...

The dinner was a success... a few not so great things but wonderful enough!! I took yesterday off and pretty much just lounged around the house...

I received this in my email from Right at Home scrapbooking.. (my lss)

"We're also welcoming in some lucky ladies that have received a Special Invitation to our Holiday Party. You're in for a Christmasy treat today full of wonderful projects that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!"

hmm... wonder what they have up their sleeves?? lol so I will sneak out for a few hours to day and hopefully come home and clean up my yard...

I can't put up holiday decor next week with fall looking front lawn... kwim?

Hope everyone is loosened their belts and resting up!



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

rainy day today..........

and I feel like doing absolutely NOTHING!! but Im cooking Thanksgiving dinner here so I can't just be sitting around like this!
My hands look like this... filled with paint and glitter and it makes me happy to see them like that but its time to go and clean...
I am finishing up some art journal pages... I have a few posted in my MY Space photo gallery and will share them here later on this week...
If you are travelling... be safe and I look forward to spending time with family and friends here eating to our hearts content!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

feeling a bit paranoid

lately... as if I am being watched... eerie I tell ya....

I just got to get through this crazy week... remember to actually take some photos and enjoy myself and drink a bit of wine!

been working on organization and taking some pics for Jon who is listing some of his scuba equiptment on ebay... pain in the butt listing all of it!

somebody cool has been inspiring me to draw like heck... here are some of my doodles!



Friday, November 21, 2008

so moved

today... and inspired by my surroundings... the coffee smells extra good... my hair smells awesome.. don't know why? Its not new shampoo?? lol

Maybe its the super brisk frigid weather we are in right now that has awakened my senses...

Feel like getting in the holiday mood... I know... don't throw tomatoes at me! Its too early but I did this little doo dad while sipping a peppermint mocha at Starbucks the other day... (did you know they were already there!?)

The problem is that I keep eating all the chocolate right out of it... Lord, I need some restraint with coffee and chocolate! lol

Have a great day my friends..


Thursday, November 20, 2008

more scrappy days to come

in the dream cafe today( my studio)... after cleaning, I will spend the day creating... I can feel it in my bones.. I woke up and knew today I will make art!

I really love this hobby... A few cutesy cards and a sneak of my art journal page... many many more to come!

Monday, November 17, 2008

and then...

another week has passed... boy, I cannot get this blogging thing down... I should just set a weekly goal already! rofl

Looking soooooo forward to stalking the online sites as Twilight premieres in Hollywood tonight... I dont' even care about Friday movie... but seeing the cast , in their dresses, the beautiful Rob (sigh) and watch all the celebs make this movie come to life... I really really am hoping its not all hyped up... the book was soooo good!

sharing some cards today with a cute picture of a very cute Beagle looking out at us as we walk to the bus stop on these gorgeous fall afternoons!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

soooo sorry!!!!!!!!!!!

to have stayed away so long!

I had one very sick hubbie totake care of... He is better now and out hunting today so I thought I'd pop in and share some things I've been working on!

Lots of little embellishments/ornaments for my Etsy shop... aren't they cute?... all glittered up and painted and layered... just the way I like em! ;)

Now I am going to spend the week working on Holiday cards... boy its coming fast... can you feel it?

We spent this morning as a family before the man went off hunting... going out to breakfast... one of our favorite traditions... What have you all done this holiday?

I see many of you have been busy as well.. which is why I"ve been so inspired to scrap, create and make art... some wonderful creations out there!!!

All these items are available at my shop.... also read the announcement about shipping... a bit of a gift since the budgets run tight! ;)

Happy Day , my sweet online friends... and I'll keep better in touch.. I promise!


Thursday, November 06, 2008


the morning... and WAYtoo much moola at BElla ART in Johnston, RI this am.... Carol (my neighbor) and I grabbed coffee and had fun browsing the cute little store... stocking up for Holiday cards....
gonna spend the next few weeks stamping and getting ready... It will be here before we know it!!
will be back soon with some fun crafty stuff....
meanwhile... check out my ETsy shop... I loaded some super cute little embellishments in there...IM calling them pixie posies.... make great little additions for all you cardmakers and scrapbookers out there!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

change, voices and voting

Today along with our parent teacher conferences.... I VOTED!!!!!! Did you vote yet... if not... get out and VOTE.... I don't want to hear ANY excuses or complaints... unless you have voted...
It is our American right, and I am proud and priviledged and wear my "I voted" sticker ;) proudly... setting the example to my kids...
I don't care how you vote or who you vote for... just please... go VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Election DAy!!!!


Monday, November 03, 2008

Candy Candy Candy....

I feel like Garfield saying that! lol

A good time was had by all on Halloween

Victoria and the kids came over and we played in the front yard and got into a massive leaf fight!! AFter everyone was covered in leaves we went in to greet nana and papa and have Meatball sandwiches before venturing out for trick or treat...

Ryan did really great this year... he and Mia lasted about the same amount of time and we retired for homemade apple crisp over vanilla ice cream...

It was a very quiet Halloween though this year... Erin and Jon did the entire neighborhood... Jon finally had her call it quits when she couldn't carry her bag anymore!!!

WE have tooooo much candy leftover ... IM just waiting for the word of the charity organizations that ask for them... before I go through it all and donate it to Tap In... Just too much I tell ya!

I packaged up my Halloween craft stuff back into stock and am looking ahead to xmas already... ooo it moves quick.. Im hoping to make too much holiday stuff so I don't need to panic so much next year... I've learned my lesson!

Here are some pics from Friday/Halloween!


Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

to all my ghost and goblin friends out there!!!!!!

Tonight Harry POtter and Tom Brady will be in the house... we got a practice run at Spooky Zoo Sunday so I was able to grab a few pics of her practicing her spells!

Getty will not tolerate any costume but she does enjoy meeting new people at the door!

Eat lots of candy but save the Almond joys for me please!


Thursday, October 30, 2008


to spook you... not to late to create some Halloween thingys!



hAPPY hALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Morticia Adams candy tin

another of my projects for Halloween... I did this for the final entry (even though Im expelled, Im still playing along) for the Bad Girls kits Top Designer contest... I love to alter things...
Made a little spooky treat container out of a thin wood box... covered it with mod podge, pattern papers, lots and lots of fun trims and inked it up pretty good! lol
I kept thinking of Morticia from Adams family as I was making this... can you see it in her house? lol
Happy Halloween!!!

and since its been awhile since I posted... I"ll be back later with a few more projects!