Saturday, October 3, 2009

Still Crazy busy..Work...School

Well, what a month it's been!!!! Not much scrapping going on but I did get away for a few hours at the monthly Library retreat with some fabulous ladies and looking forward to the next one when I can stay all day:) T...went back to CCHS, and my part time job is now going to full time!!! It's a good thing I love my job. C had a great birthday, I had a great anniversary and birthday, and we are off to a great October. I think I have a good routine down.

  1. before bed lunches started
  2. Espresso machine ready( a must)
  3. Breakfast partially started(eggs blended, etc...)
  4. up at 5:00 am
  5. everyone ready
  6. hot breakfast made
  7. coffee!!!!!!
  8. lunches packed
  9. out the door by 7:00

as long as I stick to that schedule it is pretty much stress free. At work I feel like I'm racing the clock to get all my work done on time. However I would rather feel like that than be without anything to do. Trying to keep on a schedule but not let it rule my life.

We were asked by the in-laws to join that side of the fam for Christmas at the beach. I am such a tradition girl that I said no....but then said yes. I really felt a need to step out of my "tradition" shell and start to build memories. Added bonus....I'm taking my scrap stuff and plan to get lots done!!!!! Also plan to make some home-made gifts this year and stay on a tight tight budget.

The kids are loving being at school...parent night was comical. H left us a note that said "I know you would rather be watching T.V.".....A friend, whose son is in the same class, had a similar sentiment....but involved the!!! C's was just as cute...we left them notes in return. And then since it was our anniversary we went to applebee's for apps. with the Brown's!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Well just a quik behind on this and so many things at the moment. Losts of changes again, but I just go with the flow(so cliche).

  1. Started a new job at CCHS (it's part time but have been working full)
  2. Owe (sorry) Gina her surprise and Janie some paper(sorry, sorry)
  3. Need to set a firm Saturday with the girls for the scrap group
  4. Need to breathe
  5. the 2 Little's are back at school, no more home school for me right now
  6. Heading to the beach for a long long weekend:)

Hope to update next week when we get back from the beach and work is only half day.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Making Memories Again

Making Memories is giving away yet even more stuff today...check it out

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making Memories

Making Memories has some fun giveaways today on their blog check it out!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Little late on picking a Winner!!!!!

Sorry guys....I was a little late on picking a winner for the is lucky number (for H) 5

Gina said...
I wish I was closer . . . I wanta come to scrapbook night! :( I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new Cosmo Cricket!Your cake turned out Perfect . . . you really should go into business! :)

Gina email me your addy again...I deleted from last time:(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bella Blvd...2009 CHA sneak peek..where has this company been??

Came across Bella Blvd where has this company been???? And why have I not stumbled upon it before. Let me just tell you the sneak peaks are amazing!! The colors grabbed me then the next thing was a little tid bit here and there which was so CUTE and now the adorable names of each line!!!! Super Stud, Flirty, Camped out, and am I going to get my hand on these amazing lines???? (;

Lots to talk about.................Give away!!!

The give away!!!
Cake T and I made for a Friends Party

There has been so much going on around here! We spent the entire day at the lake yesterday. When I say entire...I mean the entire day. We wanted to leave the house around 8:30 but ended up leaving around 9:15...spent the day docked in a no wake zone. I love to watch the kids on the toys, wake boards, etc...but I get rather anxious when other boaters are around my kids. It's much better for them and me to be docked in the sun somewhere else on the lake. We were joined by Jammie(my cousin) and her family as well as 2 other families. The guys took turns taking loads of people out to ski,tube, etc... Most of the girls and little kids just soaked up the sun where we were docked. Afterwards we went to the site where the 2 families were camping to BBQ hot dogs. We didn't even get home til after 10.

We have missed Miss T this week while she has been at camp.

I am starting a little scrapbook club with memory-works we are going to get together once a month to have a crop/workshop...if you are interested in joining or hearing more about it I can email it to you, you don't have to be a local girl to join.

There have been soooo many sneak peeks from manufacturers lately....too many to list all at once...I will post a few each day. Tell me what your favorite's are!!!!

Reminisce I love autumn Forest

KI Memories Always love them!

Fancy Pants Cant wait to see little sprout

enough for today!!!!

Last but not least...a giveaway!!!!! This adorable 4x4 travel album kit!!!

rules are:

You have until Friday to post a comment

you may comment one time

send a friend to comment and mention your name and you will get another entry

Have fun!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Celebrate Life Photography.....

Hey everyone....If you liked our Family pics last year as well as H's petti session photo's, Then you need to check out Celebrate Life's website. My friend Amanda is an amazing photographer and so talented...she is running another petti session special , however there is limited space so hurry and email her for an appointment!!!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

ETA: will try to add a larger has a digi frame around it and label that says"sassy"
Hi all...Taking a new Photo editing class from Jessica Spague...This was my first assign. BTW....thank you for all the prayers and well wishes my moms oldest living sister passed away this morning. My moms other sister, the next youngest one, was finally diagnosed with picks disease( a form of Alzheimer's) she probably is looking at maybe a year and a half left. The odd thing is all of them are in their sixties...not very old considering the diseases. It has been a challenging year for us as a family. Thank you again!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Update on Basic Grey Lemonade, Bo Bunny Mango Luau etc.....

Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler Bo Bunny Popsicle

Bo Bunny Mango Luau

Bo Bunny Calypso

New Basic Grey Card stock

Basic Grey June Bug

Basic Grey Lemonade

Just an update on some new products you can find from my Memory Works sight: Basic Grey Lemonade and June Bug with all the accessories, Bo Bunny Mango Luau, Bo Bunny Calypso, and Bo Bunny Popsicle. Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler...there are so many accessories in the line I am just amazed! I'm running a New customer special 10% off your order!!!! Remember you can also gather orders from your friends and make it into a party....the benefits would be YOU would get the hostess rewards and you all would get 10% off!!! Paypal accepted!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Independence day everyone!!!! Happy Birthday Audrey and Lisa, you girls Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

DT Tryouts...Questions from the last post...

Wish me luck I just finished some projects the last couple of days for a couple of DT tryouts. One is a manufacturer and the other a store/KOTM. I have one more planned that I am working on and will let you know when It's done. Give a shout out to Miss Gina she tried out for Cosmo Cricket which is totally her style!!!! Thank you all for your well wishes after my has been a slow recovery( I should say slow for me) and it seems like I will have to take it easy for a week or two more(boo hoo). Now answering a few questions from the last post: The letters on my last posted page are from the alphalicious cricket cart, No I'm not taking lessons on the cake thing, I just love to cook and am a food network junkie...thought I would give it a try, No special reason for the cake...T and I wanted to see if we could do it... a few things need to be worked out like rolling the fondant thinner, making the cake less airy, frosting the middle and outside of the cake thicker. Now that we have made this one we are going to try a 2 tier...any tips?????

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Layouts, Cake, Surgery update....

T and I made our first fondant covered layered cake today. We were surprised how good it turned out consider we didn't have any REAL tools. We actually colored all the fondant ourselves. Here are a few new layouts too. Surgery went well....I was thinking I would be up and around a day or two after but I wasn't. I was sooo surprised at how tired and just plain yucky I felt...I finally surrendered and stayed down until today...but by around 7:00 I was exhausted and took a long nap. Just about ready to call it a night again.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009



Monday, June 22, 2009

Reminder and surgery!!!!!

Just a reminder to be in the drawing you need to to sign up under "my followers list" about 12 hours left...let all you blogger friends know!!!!!(;


Saturday, June 20, 2009

One last Give Away before Surgery........

Twas the day before surgery and all through the house just one pile of clutter was left to invade my clean house. The packages were labeled for the postman with care in hopes that he would hurry and get them out of here.......can't think of more sorry. Some of you ladies know that Monday is my FUN surgery day.... I planned to be quicker than this mailing out packages...unfortunately I ended in the hospital last Thursday which put a damper on last weeks give away(as well as a speedy ship date). Since I have a lot of repeat winners I wanted to just be able to mail once(flat rate shipping is great :)....) So they are ready to go at the door for Mr. Postman. I have a pile of stuff left PLUS 1 PACKAGE OF PAPER EACH FROM MEMORY WORKS , MY NEW VENTURE, I WILL GIVE YOU A HINT...IT'S THE NEWEST FANCY PANTS BUT I WON'T TELL YOU WHICH is what we are going to do....I am going to pick 2 winners, 1 local and 1 out of town-er. This is how it is going to go: I will randomly pick the 2 winners from my list of blog have until Monday morning. Hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Reminisce Contest

Well, they announced the winners today of the Reminisce Freedom collection. I was so surprised to see my entry posted on the page of their blog in the top 5!!!!!!!!!!!!! Number 5 as a matter of fact...what an honor there are amazing amazing amazing layouts. As a matter of fact Miss Gina, my friend and former CWH DT buddy, won 2ND with such a heartfelt page. Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions and thank you Reminisce for sponsoring this!!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

A new Layout

Just finished this today from the Reminisce line Freedom.
Answering a few questions....the stars were hand cut out of the paper and layered. I found the paper a Craft warehouse...wanted to enter the contest that Reminisce was having just didn't know where to find the paper but stumbled upon it at CWH sitting on there counter....they hadn't even put it out yet!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Well.....there were 6 of you that left comments and I just can't leave ONE of you out for the all of you are getting ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! email your address right away!!!!

susan m said...
I would love to win!!
June 9, 2009 9:50 AM
Jennifer said...
Please enter me too please!!!!
June 9, 2009 9:56 AM
Kari said...
Maybe I can win three in a row!!
June 9, 2009 10:01 AM
LauraC said...
yeah, oh how I love new fun goodies
June 9, 2009 11:32 AM
Lisa L. said...
Pick me please!
June 9, 2009 2:07 PM
patty w said

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Okay Ladies....Here we go again......

Here is the next round of giveaways!!!!! It will be a random drawing, I will choose 5 winners and you can enter as many times as you like. You will have at least 10 hours before this ends. On your mark, get set, go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Kari H.
Laura C.
Go Canucks Go
Lori W.

Email me your address...unless you are a local because I know where you all live:) Stay tuned because I will be doing this again in a day or so(;

Monday, June 1, 2009

Here we go again.....another give away EDITED!!!!


Keep the comments coming....I will choose the winners Tuesday evening.......The only rule is there needs to be 5 post between your last one!!!! This one will be a bit different....I will pick 5 again however it will be a random drawing!!!! So tell all your come over and enter. You can enter more than one time however there needs to be five other comments between your last comment. Good luck hope that it isn't too confusing.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I have been spring cleaning lately....that means giveaways for you!!! I have 25 scrapbook( DT leftovers, winnings, paper crafting, and storage) related things to giveaway....over the next 2 weeks. So.....the first 5 to post a comment on here get the first 5 things!!!! Good luck. one post per person please...however you can post on the next give away.

go canucks go email me your info(:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

It's been awhile................Aphasia

I know, I'm a bad blogger. It's been crazy busy here on the home front. Good Mom is home released from care and almost fully recovered. Thanks for all the prayers and support during that hard hard time....thanks Angela for all the help with kids, keeping me company, and arranging meals!!! Kari K., Carrie B., Bree., Tonya, and Lori...thanks for all the wonderful meals and all the company.

Prayer of my mom's sisters is in the hospital with what they think is heart failure and my other aunt (the one diagnosed with aphasia) is having a difficult time. We think it may not be aphasia but some else because she has the speech symptoms of aphasia but there is also other things...seeing things that aren't there,confused, but not like Alzheimer's. I hope that someone out there sees this post and can give us some insight...maybe someone else has gone through this????

NSB Day was suppose to be at my house....I had 10 confirmed well in advance. I worked all week to prepare the house and slowly almost everyone began to cancel right before. I was so disappointed because I love to entertain and almost called it off completely the day before. Ended up with Janie, Lori, and Angela. At first I thought Angela just came for drinks lol!!! Man that girl surprised me (not really a scrapbooker)! She has been holding out on us!!! You will have to check her blog for the pages she did (wow) they make my first pages look like pre-schooler did them. To Tee and Carrie (sure I spelled that wrong...I have sooo many friends with that name and I think they are all spelled differently)...who I had told the day before I was going to cancel completely...I am sorry, coming for a short time would have been just fine, that I didn't get back to you guys I owe you guys a scrap day here....let me know what day works for you guys, my treat!!!

I am very excited about a new phase in my life....more details to come later. I can tell you that it combines two of my favorite hobbies and one of my favorite people!!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing mothers out there. I have been ordered by Brian and the kids that I am not to lift a finger tomorrow. So, I cleaned the downstairs and finished the laundry yesterday. Today I will work on the upstairs. My goal is to plant some flowers in the yard and clear the area that we are putting a small raised garden. I updated my picture and background.....the picture is of wishing I was there right now.

Friday, April 24, 2009


My mom is doing much better and the power of prayer has her healing amazingly fast, the Lord is good! I will keep updating as she progresses. Another prayer request... I also have an aunt(my moms sister) that was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia the day before my moms stroke....if anyone knows or has known someone with this please email me or leave a post.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


My mom had a stroke last night and I am asking that you keep her in your prayers. We went from mild symptoms last night to paralysis of the right side this morning. I have had the most amazing peace about this... it's just knowing that God is in control and has a plan...and that I couldn't change it no matter what my reaction may be. After being in prayer all day and having many of God's people pray throughout the day, I went in to sit with her in ICU at 8:00 this evening...I was so blessed to see that she was sitting up, eating, and had regained use of 50% of her right side. Please keep up all the prayers.....Thank you!! The Darby's

Saturday, March 28, 2009


We had a great but tiring trip...had no Internet access but I will update with photos later. National Scrapbook Day is full...The last ladies to sign up were...Laura P. , Janie L. , and Anita. Looking forward to a fun filled day with all of you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy belated St. Patrick's day...leaving for SoCal

Miss H had a piano recital on Saturday

My lastest page

Just a quick post...Made the whole St. Patty's dinner last night corned beef and cabbage, Irish boxty, Irish soda bread, and Irish ginger snaps. was soooo good. We are leaving for our SF-SoCal trip tomorrow...I will be taking the lap-top I will try to post regularly!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I've been a busy bee...............

We had a very quiet family night at home, first we watched a Veggie Tale Movie and then the girls fell asleep on the sofa.C played club penguin, and Brian played some sort of video game on the comp. I however was very busy creating in between loads of laundry!!!! Yes, it has been some time and once I got started I just couldn't stop. I'm back to using my scraps to make a card after each layout....great way to use up scraps and make a card before you actually need it. Not the best color quality for the pictures it was dark.

Another NSD Update...Spaces a filling up quickly!

Another update...spaces are filling up quickly, there are a few people who are tentative I will wait to put them on the list until I have a firm "yes". Date: 5/2/09 Time: 9:00-7:00

  1. Me
  2. Lori L.
  3. Lori W.
  4. Keri H.
  5. Tee T.
  6. Amy
  7. Hopefully Gina :)
  8. Jammie U.
  9. Angela G.
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  12. -

In other news.....In honor of St. Patrick's day, along with our Irish heritage, we are hosting a party. I am soooo excited, if you don't know by now I love to entertain!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Bachelor or should I say..........

Well, I just had to post this while it was fresh in my mind. We waited all day to watch this last episode along with everyone else in America. We were soooo excited he picked Melissa, only to be let down with Jason's "I think the grass is greener..." revelation on the after the rose show. I think that was probably the fasted ANYONE has gone from being absolutely loved by America to hated(strong word but remember you have to love before you can hate) by America. Wow, what a...hmmm... coward would be the perfect word to describe him. I completely agree with Melissa about why not fight for it...fight for what they have to see if it will grow. I say good riddance Melissa your better off!!! Suppose they had gotten married and even pregnant and he then got cold feet and he said"I'm just not sure". what is this 2Nd after the rose show tomorrow!!!! It must be he changed his mind again and wants Melissa again or maybe it's Jillian this time. I just can't turn my head that fast.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Update: National Scrapbook Day!!!!

There is still 4-6 spaces left for Nation Scrapbook Day!!!!!! I am trying to get Miss ( a former DT member)to make the trek down for the weekend:)!!!!

  1. Me
  2. Lori L.
  3. Lori W.
  4. Keri H.
  5. Tee T.
  6. Amy(Tee's friend:) )
  7. Hopefully Gina :)
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  12. -

We are heading up to Union Creek to go sledding today!!! I have been busier than I like. I taught two classes at JDH on Friday to some great kids. I am getting ready to teach a class in Idaho(very excited to see the Eller's). It's so funny that I finally gave up on the idea that I would be teaching or creating for a company...and then things just start dropping in my lap. I will post pictures later of the snow.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Update on National Scrapbook Day May 2nd

I have room for 10-12 people

  1. Lori L
  2. Lori W
  3. Kari H
  4. Tee T
  5. Me
  6. -
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  11. -
  12. -

Bring a snack to share


We can order out dinner

I know I can get 1 or 2 six foot tables and some chairs so we would need 1-2 more and 4 chairs.

Open to suggestions

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Finally....A New Post!!!!!

I am finally updating this boring blog with a new post....I can hardly believe it myself. Well for all you local scrap girls...I think I am going to host a National Scrapbook Day crop at my house, Free of course. If anyone is interested email me...I think we can accommodate at least 10 maybe if you are interested.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Belated Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

guys on their laptop
Larry,Kay, Jaime,Peter(jaime's boyfriend)

A belated Happy New Year to everyone. I has been too long since my last post. I have lots of pictures to share. We had a nice quiet New Years eve...Norm and T came over. We ordered Chinese, had some madras', and watched a movie. The 4 girls plus 2 daughters all went to celebrate Carrie's b-day at Shoji's we had a great time.
Sorry T...I had to post it:)