Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I think today was a very productive day! My friend Kim hired me to do a 9x9 scrapbook of her recent family vacation - I finished 5 pages today!!! I am using the new CTMH Sasprilla paper because her vacation is TN, SC and NC and so the paper is matching perfectly with the pictures! I will post a few pictures of the album when I am done :)

Also, I must say that I dispise SNAKES!!! I have serious nightmares about them and think they are going to come in thru the cat door in the kitchen and strangle me to death in my sleep.... just 30 minutes ago, I was walking into the kitchen to put dinner in the oven and low and behold I see a snake - thank god it was outside because seriously everyone in the neighborhood would have heard me scream if it was in the house - it was on the backporch by the pool, the cats didn't even seem bothered by it at all, probably thought it was a lizard on steriods!!! So, I scream a little and my husband comes out with a shovel (the same shovel that he used to kill a possum last year!) well, after like 15 minutes of the damn snake dancing around like Michael Jackson or something in and out of the pool, DH finally thought to drown the Son of a B&*&% and then he cut him and there was snake blood... so nasty that I almost lost my appetite :) LOL... How was your day?!?!!?

Inspiration & Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sorry for the long break in blogging - I will do better! Last Monday (19th) I went on a cruise!!! My grandparents helped pay for my mom, 2 aunts and myself on the Carnival Inspiration out of Tampa, having a Cruise Port close to home is so nice... 5 days out on the ocean was great :) Tuesday we were at sea all day, Wednesday we were in Grand Cayman - we hired a taxi and drove around the island, Thursday we were in Cozumel, Mexico - we took a bus to Playa Mia where they had snokeling, pool, OPEN BAR, plus lots of other activities, they also had a cooking school which is what we signed up for, it was awesome!!! Then Friday we were at sea all day again and back in port Saturday morning... last cruise I was pretty seasick the entire time, but this time I felt great - can't wait till the next one :)

How was your Memorial Day weekend? Ours was pretty busy. Well, Saturday when I got home DH and I had some shows to catch up on (WOO HOO DAVID COOK!!!) so we took it easy. Sunday we went down to my parents house in Palm Harbor for a little get together to watch the Indianapolis 500 Race. Then yesterday, DH and I went to the movies to see Indiana Jones - it was okay - then went over to DH's parents for dinner and some cards. Great weekend!

Summer CTMH Open House - New Papers!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Open House is today - has been since 11am to 8pm - this is basically the first break I've had all day! I love having company over to see all the new CTMH products... I know not everyone could come but I promised to post my demo boards that I really worked hard on. Enjoy!!!

P.s. Thank you to those of you that came, it was great chatting with you, hope you had a good time - see you soon!!!

Blue Ribbon Card

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I made a card today using CTMH's new Blue Ribbon paper, butterfly stamp, cranberry brads and twill ribbon :) Come to my Open House next Friday to see more.... Enjoy :)

Baby Shower

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sunday I had a baby shower to go to :) My cousin Aimee is due the end of July with her first baby (its a boy) and my sister is due mid June but a c-section is tentively schedule for June 10th, she is having her third baby, but her first GIRL!!! Congrats to you both... xoxoxoxo P.s. The two gift bags are made by me - I handstamped the little feet on the bag and handmade the little 3x3 card and attached some ribbon that I picked up at Target :) Isn't Brayden adorable with his cupcake face!?!?!?


This is a very useful stamp set - it has everything!!! Oh, and so cute and little!!! As always, this set is only available during May... Also, the Magic Moments National Scrapbook Month Promotion is 75% gone... so, order soon!!! P.s. I have this promotion if you'd like to see it in person, just let me know :)


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Wowzers! Its been like 3 weeks since I've posted... so sorry!!! I left for NOLA on April 24th and got back last night. My DH and I had a great time :) My parents drove up for 5 days and my cousins in Atlanta drove down for 3 days - so fun!!! We did so many fun things.... the reason we went and the first thing we did was the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, it was amazing - good food and good music! We listened to a new artist (to us of course) called Teresa Anderson, she is a Swedish, Indie, Pop, Retro R&B artist - so cool!!! Then we heard Robert Plant and Allison Krauss together, awesome!!! Lastly, Sheryl Crow - love her - she sang some of her new songs and they rocked :)

Here are some of the other things we did (if I go day by day like I did for Ireland I would be here again forever and I unfortunatly don't have to the time to do that now). We saw The Hurricane on the Bayou IMAX movie, very good! In the movie was a young girl named Amanda Shaw (great violinist with a LA bayou twist - bought her CD and she is coming to Ybor in a few weeks!) also in the movie was Tab Benoit (saw him later in the week in concert at Preservation Hall). We also visited Pat O'briens a few times of course - hurricanes, lunch and piano bar!!! Had to do a Bayou/Swamp tour so we headed to Honey Island to see the alligators, and boy we sure did :) DH and I did a Plantation tour, just the two of us to Laura Plantation - a Creole plantation run by women, very awesome - this was also the place were the folk tales of Briar rabbit/Tar baby were told and written by one of the slaves... we went to the casino a few times, rode the St. Charles street car almost every day, ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde (a must!), Jackson Square, the French Market, Le Petit Theatre du vieux carre (the oldest community theatre) they had a production of Annie playing but was sold out... but we got to look around - also took the ferry over to Mardi Gras World in downtown Algiers (very cool!), cemetaries, went to the local music store - LA Music Factory, they had live music every hour and we got to see Teresa Anderson again, bought her cd and recorded her on the camera.... U.S Mint, lastly was the concert at Preservation Hall with Tab Benoit, standing room only in this really old building - Awesome!!! I won't bore you too much with the food - all I can say is I probably gained 5 pounds and I am in love with crawfish now!!!! NOLA is great for a long weekend - but we found that 8 days was too long and we spend too much money... o'well, you only live once :)

I took almost 400 pictures - 70 something are posted on my myspace page... check them out, let me know if you need the link... here are a few of my favorites though :)