Friday, February 26, 2010

Stuff to Scrap Needs YOU!


You know you want to...head on over there and check it out.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's Not Too Late!

You still have time!


And because tomorrow is Friday, here's a great FREEBIE!


Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Misty O'Brien Designs - Everyday Happenings

Wednesday brings new releases from Misty O'Brien Designs. First up, she has a brand new set of glitter sheets - for only $3!

She also has a grab bag add on for Everyday Happenings - and it's only $2!

Here is the original kit:

And, here is something even better!

Head over to Misty O'Brien's  Facebook Page and become a fan.  You won't be sorry, she has great things going on over there.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday MLAS!

Tomorrow, My Life and Scrap turns ONE!  While I wasn't there at it's birth, I've been hanging around for the last few months and it truly has become my home away from home.  I am so proud of Carolyn and Linda, and all the hard work they've put into making MLAS as warm and welcoming as can be.

In honor of the birthday celebration, there will be brand new challenges, contests, give-aways, RAKs, blog trains, treasure get the idea.  "Challenges?" you ask.  Oh boy, ladies and gents, are you ready?  We have our usual, fantastic, wonderful challenges; but for the next month, you can take advantage of TEN BRAND-NEW CHALLENGES!  TEN! 

Here's a quick taste of what you'll see over there:





Don't miss out on this FANTASTIC prize!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Five Question Friday!

1. What is the one thing your love does for you that you can't live without?
This one is a little tricky for me.  I guess I'd have to say that he "gets" me.  He knows there are certain things I like to take care of, and he doesn't mess with them.  He also knows that I have a tendency to work myself to just-this-side-of-exhaustion and he does a pretty good job of stepping in to help.  I also am just dazzled watching him with our daughter.  She's only 1, but they have long conversations, play incredibly made-up games, sing goofy songs, and make hilarious faces at one another.  Together, they are a riot.

2. When did you know your love was "the one"?
Sadly, he figured it out far earlier than I did.  I repeatedly got burned in relationships, so when I met him I really made an effort to keep some distance between us.  He, on the other hand, had other ideas.  When we'd been dating for 3 months (heck, we'd only known each other 3 months), he mentioned in casual conversation that he was going to marry me someday.  To say that I freaked would be putting it mildly.  I honestly thought he'd had a mental break.  Looking back now, I guess he was on to something as we've been together nearly 7 years.

3. Does your love have a special ringtone on your cell?
Not anymore.  It used to be Marvin Gaye's "Lets Get It On" but he said it was embarrassing.  Ha ha.  Now, I just have one ringtone for everyone, and it changes, depending on my mood.  Currently, it's "Pray for Me" by Sixx A.M.  Don't read into that, I just like the song.  

4. What are you attracted to most in your special someone?
Oh goodness, where do I start.  His eyes are a gorgeous shade of blue and he has a pretty smile - those were the two that sucked me in.  I also am an "arm girl", and find his arms, from shoulder to fingertip, beautiful.  He also has a great laugh.  When he laughs, he laughs hard and you can't help but laugh along with him.

5. Did you know when/where he/she was going to pop the big question?
Nope.  I was absolutely clueless.  He asked me to go for a walk around the park, where we'd walked hundreds of times before, but for some reason this time he wanted me to take my car over there (as opposed to walking from the house).  For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why.  Afterward, he said it was so I could get home quickly to get ready to go out and celebrate with a nice dinner.  Yeah, he can be really thoughtful.  Sometimes.  :)

Okay!  Now head over to Mama M's blog to read her responses and to play along. 

Happy Happy Birthday!

Come One, Come All.... My Life and Scrap for a Speed Scrap.  Those of you that know me, I am a speed scrap addict.  I love the chatting, I love the time-factor, and I love that my layouts are given a sense of direction.  Whether you're hopelessly hooked, like me, or a complete speed scrap novice, join us tonight.  You're guaranteed a great time.  And, Jaclyn is a fantastic hostess.  And (because one "and" is never enough), you get a prize!  What more can you ask for?

We all hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Speed Scrap Tomorrow!


Don't miss out on the chance to earn this GREAT prize!  


See you there!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Playing Catch Up...

I realized that I've been awfully neglectful of my blog lately.  I haven't shown off any of the new layouts I've done lately.  Shame on me.  

I used the brand new Cappuccino by Bubblescrap Designs.  Just look at those gorgeous browns.  Love it!
 I've also been trying to participate in the Project 365/52 at My Life and Scrap.  I do much better with 52 than I do with 365.  It's easier for me to take a certain number of photos per week, rather than per day.  They have a fun twist on it, too.  Instead of just sending you out into the world with your camera in tow, Carolyn, the challenge leader, gives you a theme.  You don't have to use it, but it gives you a great guideline if you're like me and need a little extra push.

Here is my layout from week 3 (yeah, I know...I'm already behind).  The theme was Family.

I used the highly versatile kit, Today, and Project 365 Template #31, both by Sweet Tomato Designs.

Thanks for sticking with me throughout all the babble.  I'm going to toss out another freebie, as a thanks.

Monkey see, Monkey do...

It isn't that I don't have great ideas, all my own.  I promise, I'm just bursting with wonderful things to blog about.  But...sometimes I see discussions/questions/chats at other blogs and I just can't help myself, I have to play along.

Tonight, I'm following in the fan-tabulous footsteps of Brandi over at These are the Moments, who was taking a page from the lovely works of Mama M at My Little Life.


1. What are you most afraid of?
The easy answer: heights.  I have a hard time even standing on a chair.  The more difficult answer, I am afraid of my child (and/or future children) getting sick or dying.  That makes my blood run cold.  So, we'll stick with heights because I don't even want to think about the other.
2. Do you use a flat iron or curling iron?
  On a day to day basis?  Neither.  I have wild and crazy, naturally curly hair that takes HOURS to tame with a curling iron or flat iron.  I typically just spritz a little gel in it and let it do it's thing. 
3. Hands-free or phone to the ear?
  I really don't mind either one, nor do I have a preference. that I have a small child that thinks she needs whatever you have, a hands-free device is nice because she can't really see it, and if she does, she doesn't realize it's part of a phone. 
4. Do you have a matching bedroom set?
Yep.  And I love it.  The problem?  I love wood with a dark finish and that just isn't a smart choice when you have a husband that breaks/scratches/nicks stuff without even trying, and a daughter that thinks the world is her playground.  Woe is me.  I promise it looked good when I bought it.  Before I was married.  Before I was a mother.
5. Do you believe in the paranormal?
Yes.  Absolutely, yes.  That's all.  :)

Grand Opening

The fabulous Zeee, from Z Pink Boudoir Designs is having a GRAND OPENING at My Life and Scrap.  This week only, her designs are 50% off!


Just look at these fantastic creations:


Because it's Friday, and this has been one of those weeks where each morning feels like yet another Monday, here is a freebie for you from the great talents over at My Life and Scrap:

Raise your hand if you still have Halloween photos from last year, just waiting to be scrapped.  Yeah, me too.  This makes that process absolutely painless.  If you're a busy woman (or man) like me, these quickpages are ideal.  Just download the page, add your photo and voila!  Done!

You can thank me later.  :)