Friday, October 24, 2008
Bug did OK today when I dropped him off at school- not great - he cried a little when I was leaving. He pooped in his pants THREE times yesterday at school. Must have been all that corn he ate the night before. he he he. Today is his Biggest Goal Ever - Do not poop in his pants. I hope he can do it. I may call the director to speak with her about what we can do to stop this problem. He does not do this at home, only at school. I don't know.
Yesterday he had his very first School picture day. I hope they come out good. It was weird to not be there for it - since WE usually take him. lol . I can't wait to see them, and his CLASS group shot. HOW FUN!
He slept "pretty" good last night - until his pull-up leaked - then he woke up crying - I thought he was just crying until I tried to lay him back down and he said "Nooooo it's WET". His pull-up was completely DRY so it must have leaked out the side or something. He had to sleep on the couch after that. Fortunately though - his little mattress pad thing worked GREAT - the mattress was not wet at all.
Last night Scott gave us some money to go the grocery store - because I did not have a thing to make for Dylan's lunch today - and Dylan asked him if he could buy some "Cupcakes" to make. Daddy said of course.....so off to the store we went in search of goodies to make the perfect Halloween Cupcake. Unfortunately - they did not have ONE Halloween cupcake decorating item. We ended up with the standard silver cupcake liners, and he picked out a PINK strawberry cake mix. I could not convince him to get something like chocolate. he says "NO - I LOVE PINK!!!". ha ha ha...Ok - these are HIS cupcakes so whatever he wants - then he picked chocolate frosting, and we bought orange sugar crystals, and brown sprinkles, and some mini marshmallows. He was such a big helper. He poured the water into the bowl, he poured all the oil into the mix and did not spill a drop, he helped me crack the eggs. He even helped me stir up the mix - which - let me tell you made my arm SO tired, and he was stirring then had to stop to say "Mommy - My arm is sleeping"...Ahh ha ha ha ha. I told him he needs to tell Daddy to get Mommy a MIXER for Christmas....lol Once the cupcakes came out of the oven and cooled for a bit - he did not make it to the decorating stage and immediately devoured a plain pink cupcake with a BOWL of mini marshmallows that I had set out to decorate the cupcakes with. We had a great time, and I took plenty of pictures of course.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I get to work with a great kit = You get a free quick page =
The Charity makes money = Pamela get’s promotion
YAYYYYY!!! We all win. I love it! So without further ado (sp?), I present you the QP I made using her adorable new kit called Peachy Keen that she and Jan Crowley worked together to create for the Songbird Ave Charity Kit.
All proceeds from this kit go to The Animal Haven – a no kill shelter. Isn’t that wonderful? A great cause, a great kit, and a great FREEBIE….lolCheck out this wonderful kit over at Songbird Avenue
and be sure to check out the rest of Pamela's kits over at Polka Dot Potato
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Oh My GOODNESS this is absolutely GORGEOUS - You have got to see this woman's talents. Beauty on every page. Look at this gorgeous gown she has created. You MUST see for yourself her wonderful creations.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Imagine my excitement when I was approached by friend and fellow designer Joy of Share Joy Designs to create a quick page using her fabulous new kit "Let's Hear It For The Boys". This kit is so much fun and perfect for scrapping both the little guys and big guys in your life.
Hop on over to her blog to get the QP I made and for more information on how to purchase this adorable kit.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Dylan slept SOOOOOOO good last night. He slept from about 9:15 until 6:15 this morning and did not wake up ONCE. I am so happy and so proud of him. He didn't want to get out of bed this morning when he woke up either. He wanted me to lay in his bed and cuddle...lol - then when I dropped him off at school he was not even trying to get me to stay - he just ran off to play with his friends. I am once happy Momma!
When I picked him up from school yesterday, Miss Maria said he was SUCH a good boy yesterday. He did what he was supposed to - he interacted with other kids, and he PLAYED. He didn't just pull something out and then move on to the next thing. She was so happy with his behavior yesterday. He didn't poop in his pants ALL day but had an accident about five minutes before I picked him up. They were on the playground and one of the kids bumped his head - so Miss Maria took him in to get an ice pack, and the other teacher could not leave the kids so he pooped his pant. SO CLOSE. He said his goal today is NO POOPING IN HIS BIG BOY PANTS. I hope he can do it. He KNOWS when he has to go and he doesn't do that at home, so I think he is acting out or trying to get the teachers attentions to himself. He is so used to being with my Mom only and no other kids. It will get better.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday the big boy bed was delivered and I made it up with his brand new Lightning McQueen sheets that Grandpa Ron sent him last Christmas and some new fluffy pillows. All comfy and cozy. I put a little step stool for him to climb up on, a night light next to his bed, and a lamp on his little drawer thing next to his bed so we can read when he goes night night. He LOVES it....He loves the fact that Mommy can actually lay on his bed and read to him now without the mattress falling through like it did in his Race Car Bed....and now for the very BEST part. He slept last night in his OWN bed from 9:15pm to 4:45am at which time he woke up for like two minutes asking for a drink. I told him I would be right back and when I got back - he was back asleep and slept until I had to PRY him out of bed at 6:45am. I HOPE THIS LASTS. He said he LOVES his new bed and that it is so comfy. He is so funny - I woke up and took him in to go potty and when he was done he said "I want to go sleep" and went back in his room and crawled back in bed. YAYYYYYYYYY I don't want to get my hopes up - but I am praying this will be just the thing to get my Son on the road to GREAT sleeping habits. I got such wonderful sleep myself, that I am MORE tired this morning than I usually am. I am SO PROUD of my big boy and I hope and pray he keeps this up.
This morning he was in a pleasant mood and ready to go to school. He told me all about how he was NOT going to cry today, he was going to be a GOOD boy and listen to his teacher. We had a very nice morning. I told him how proud I am of him for sleeping in his big boy bed, and how happy that makes me and that my heart was singing....he likes it when my heart sings...lol - I took him to school and Miss Michelle was not around, so we had a hard morning. He did not want to let me leave. Miss Vanessa had to step in and take over the situation. He was really looking forward to seeing Michelle and telling her all about his new bed. He has really grown attached to her. I don't know what the poor guy will do when she goes on Maternity leave.
Friday when I picked him up from school I found out all kinds of lovely things the little rat fink had been up to. Pushing kids, pulling girls hair, spilling the kids milk, breaking the crayons in half, coloring all over the table, pooping in his pants, I don't even want to know what else. He promised to be a good boy today - I hope so. Scott and I both had a serious talk with him about his behavior and explained that we do not hit other kids, and we NEVER put our hands on a girl. Maybe the bad sleeping habits affect his behavior. I don't know.
I am praying for a good day for my Bug.
Here are a few photos of Dylan in his newly arranged room, and his new big boy bed.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Honey - I am SOOOO sorry - I do not know what is going on but my emails must be going to your Spam filter. I emailed you yesterday morning to tell you I got your payment - then I emailed you the links about ten minutes later. Then again in th afternoon just in case. I saw and replied to all of your comments here this morning and on slide.com. I am not sure what else to do. Do you belong to any forums that I could PM the links to you?
You can contact me at any of the following - I check them every couple of hours.
I would really like to make this up to you and am offering you one other kit of your choice FREE. Sorry for all the trouble. I hope you get this!!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
THANK YOU Mardesia -
You are so sweet to give me this lovely award.
I LOVE IT!!!!
I have received this once before a LONG time ago, so I will just say THANK YOU Mardesia and you are a TRUE sweetie. I will wear this with pride.
- The winner can put the logo on her blog.
- Link the person you received your award from.
- Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
- Put links of those blogs on yours.
- Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.
- If the Blogger you nominate has already received this award they don’t need to pass it on.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
From the US Weekly.com blog
David Letterman is poking fun at Sarah Palin's awkward interviewing skills.
In honor of tonight's buzzed-about vice presidential debate, he revealed the "Top Ten Things Overheard at Sarah Palin's Debate Camp" on his show Wednesday.
Read on below, and then vote on who you think will win tonight's debate!
#10: “Let’s practice your bewildered silence”
#9: “Can you try saying ‘Yes’ instead of ‘You betcha’?”
#8: "Hey, I can see Mexico from here!”
#7: “Maybe we’ll get lucky and there won’t be any questions about Iraq, taxes, or health care”
#6: “We’re screwed!”
#5: “Can I just use that lipstick-pit bull thing again?”
#4: “We have to wrap it up for the day — McCain eats dinner at 4:30″
#3: “Can we get Congress to bail us out of this debate?”
#2: “John Edwards wants to know if you’d like some private tutoring in his van”
#1: “Any way we can just get Tina Fey to do it?”
PAINT SHOP PRO
MAKING PAPER AND BACKGROUNDS
Paper embossing 1: http://loriweb.pair.com/9pembossIB.html
Paper embossing 2: http://loriweb.pair.com/9pembossDS.html
Textured paper: http://www.designwithrenee.com/psp%20tutorial%20paper.htm
Corrugated paper: http://digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/psp_corrugated.shtml
Corrugated Paper: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial12.html
Homemade Paper: http://members.cox.net/tutorials1/hmpapertutorial/hmpaper.html
Making lots of different paper from a photo: http://groups.msn.com/TheLoneScrapperteer/tuts.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=15&LastModified=4675591600900680746
Stripes, gingham and plaid paper: http://groups.msn.com/TheLoneScrapperteer/tuts.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=14&LastModified=4675591509307219895
Stripes from photos bg: http://loriweb.pair.com/scrap_StripesFromPhoto.html
Textured Paper: http://puuurfectdesigns.com/scraptuts/texpapertut/texpapertut.htm
Torn Paper: http://www.designwithrenee.com/psp%20tutorial%20paper%20tear.htm
Torn paper: http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/alaia/354/tutorials/torn/torn.html
Torn paper 2: http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/alaia/354/tutorials/torn2/index.html
Torn vellum: http://scrapbook.marank-design.nl/torn%20vellum.htm
Torn paper: http://puuurfectdesigns.com/scraptuts/tornpapertut/tornpaper.htm
Make vellum from paper: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial8.html
Vellum for taggers: http://groups.msn.com/TheLoneScrapperteer/tuts.msnwaction=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=10&LastModified=4675591358180332909
Make ribbon out of patterned paper: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial1.html
Striped ribbon: http://everydaydigitalscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2007/04/now-create-your-own-striped-ribbon-with.html
Make ribbons: http://puuurfectdesigns.com/scraptuts/ribbontut/ribbontut.htm
Folded Ribbon: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial10.html
Folded Ribbon in PSP X: http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/pspx_foldedribbon_sjs.shtml
Folded Ribbon: http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/psp_foldedribbons_vb.shtml
Folded ribbon: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial10.html
Wire-edged Ribbons and bow: http://members.cox.net/tutorials1/ribbon/ribbon.html
Vector Bows: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/xmasbow/xmasbow1.html
Bow with trailing ribbon: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/bells/jinglebow1.html
Go here for the selections or to add jingle bells: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/bells/jinglebells1.html
String Bow: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/eleganthearts/ehearts3.html
Go here for the heart that's with it: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/eleganthearts/ehearts1.html
Make lace: http://www.angelfire.com/art/graphicsbyart/tut4.html
Make Battenburg Lace: http://www.gentlearts.net/battenburg_lace.htm
Battenburg Lace: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/battenburg/index.html
Making lace edging 2: http://web.archive.org/web/20030802121310/b4stitchers.crosswinds.net/tutorials/edgings2.html
Making lace edging: http://web.archive.org/web/20031207032759/
Create lace tubes: http://www.geocities.com/jdmc83/lacetubes.htm
Knotted Bead Strands with Tubes: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/knottedstrand/index.html
PAINT SHOP PRO
Make a brad: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial13.html
Brads using balls and bubbles: http://www.digidebz.com/Tutorials/brads_balls_bubbles.htm
Eyelets using magnifying lens: http://loriweb.pair.com/scrap_eyeML.html
Eyelets using balls and bubbles: http://loriweb.pair.com/scrap_eyeBB.html
PAINT SHOP PRO
Photo curl: http://groups.msn.com/MyStudioSpace/photocurl.msnw
Gold photo corners: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial8.html
Curling Photo Corner: http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/psp_curledPhotoEdge_ew/PSP_CurledPhotoEdges.shtml
Double Fancy Oval: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/doubleovals/ovals1.html
Mini Country Frames: http://www.normascreations.com/Hanging%20Mini%20Frames%20Tut.htm
PAINT SHOP PRO
Chalk a tag: http://www.wittylivng.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial5.html
Basic tag: http://groups.msn.com/TheLoneScrapperteer/tuts.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=11&LastModified=4675591366196852780
Simple scrapbook tag 1: http://loriweb.pair.com/scrap_tagsimple.html
Simple scrapbook tag 2: http://loriweb.pair.com/scrap_tagsimple2.html
PAINT SHOP PRO
Faux Foam Stamps: http://www.matterofscrap.com/tutorials/1_fauxstamp.htm
Making fortune cookie insert: http://www.matterofscrap.com/tutorials/6_fortune.htm
Make a sports card: http://www.matterofscrap.com/tutorials/3_sportscard.htm
Metal rim button: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial3.html
Element Cut Outs: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial7.html
Glass badges and buttons: http://groups.msn.com/TheLoneScrapperteer/tuts.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=154&LastModified=4675618271036769375
Lace doily: http://www.pspug.org/tutorial/html/tut8eff/lacedoily_v8.htm
Lace Doilies: http://www.geocities.com/bwgoose/doily/doily-beg.html
Make an envelope with custom brush: http://beginnerpsp.com/envelope/psp_8_envelope.htm
Glass stones: http://loriweb.pair.com/9glass-stone.html
Tin Glass Necklace: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/tincup/index.html
Metal elements: http://groups.msn.com/TheLoneScrapperteer/tuts.msnw?action=getmessage&mview=0&ID_Message=13&LastModified=4675591370089842952
Punched Tin: http://folkarttreasures.com/tutorials/punchedtin/tin1.html
Faceted Gems: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/gems/index.html
Realistic Balloons: http://people.aapt.net.au/~dkaya/CreatingBalloons_PSP.htm
Drilled Glass Beads: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/drilledbeads/index.html
Easy Patterned Beads: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/patternedbeads/index.html
Too Easy Pearl: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial15.html
Pearl Strands with tubes: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/pearlstrand/index.html
Embellished Beads: http://psp.tephras.com/tutorials/embellbeads/index.html
Round Bead: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial14.html
Simple Jewels: http://members.cox.net/tutorials1/jeweltutorial/jewels.html
PAINT SHOP PRO
Metal letter charms: http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/digitalscrapbooking/psp9_tutorial4.html
Chipboard Alpha: http://www.pickleberrypop.com/tutorials/lorettamarwick_PSP7_ChipboardwithPaint.htm
PAINT SHOP PRO
Creating word art: http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/wordart01.shtml
Creating Word Art: http://www.digitalsrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/PSP_WordArt.shtml
They have tutorials available for every program, and you can learn to make pretty much ANYTHING.
Here are a few examples of some of the tutorials available....
They tell you what program the tutorial is compatible with. You are SURE to find something to help you here.
Click HERE to go straight to the tutorial page.
- Brads [PS](E)
- Buttons, Making [PSP]
- Cheater Brads, Buttons, etc [PS]
- Chenille Stems [PSP]
- Chrome Eyelets [PS]
- Creating Layer Styles [PS]
- Doodle Dandy Fun [DIP]
- Easy Alphas or Titles [PSP]
- Eyelets & Buttons [PS](E)
- Denim Texture [PSE]
I found a great website that has TONS of fabulous titles for scrapbook pages. I had it book marked a few years ago and totally forgot about it until now. Looking for the perfect title? There are tons of categories - check it out.
Here are a few examples in the Children category...
#1 Kid Of The Year
A Child Fills A Place In Your Heart You Never Knew Was Empty
A Chip Off the Old Block
Ain't I Cute
All By Myself
All My Children
Busy As A Beaver
Busy Little Hands
Children Are A Handful Sometimes, A Heartful At All Times
Cute As A Bug
Cute As A Button
Cute, But Dangerous
Cute, Cute, Cute!
Cute Things I Say And Do
Don't Leave Home Without It
Each Child is a Unique and Unrepeated Miracle
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I like you - and you seem to like freebies so I am GIVING AWAY my entire "Swedish Dreams" kit - The Elements, the papers, the Add-on and the Quick Page. I would be ever so grateful if you were to show me what you make with it.
I made this kit in honor of my beautiful Mother/Best Friend. Her favorite colors are blue and yellow.
And since I no longer sell my designs at Ahhh Scrap - I would like to give this to you as a special gift. I hope you like it.
Have a GREAT Wednesday and Happy October to everyone.
As always the Password is HSD
Kids' really do say the funniest things....
We are driving to school yesterday and we are stopped at the red light waiting to turn left.
Dylan say "Ugghhh COME ON LIGHT - Turn Green already"..... HA HA HA HA HA
It was SO funny. Something I say ALL the time.