August - CTMH

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Almost August! I just sent out my August email to all my customers, if you aren't on my email list, let me know....

I am leaving tomorrow for the CTMH Convention in Orlando, I am so so so excited! I hope to have time to blog and check emails but please forgive me if I don't, I'll be home on Sunday!

So, first - the SOM for August - Todays Date. Isn't is awesome? I can see so many possibilities for this one... Next is my August Workshop - we'll be doing this double layout using the Whoops A Daisy paper. It will be on Thursday, August 7th, anytime from 11-8pm - just RSVP by the 5th and let me know a ballpark time of when you'll be coming by...

Lastly is the SALE!!! Yes, sale :) CTMH is having an online sale - shop thru my website - starts on Tuesday, August 5th at 10am!!! First come, first to buy, supplies are limited, items starting at only $2 and there is free shipping on orders over $75... plus it comes directly to your house!!! Don't forget to set your alarm so you don't miss anything - I do have a list of what's to be available, LMK if you are interested :) Okay, that's all for now....

Mexican baby!

I sure do love my Mexican food - guacamole, margaritas, enchiladas - boy i could eat it EVERYDAY! A new resturant opened in Brandon mall near CA pizza kitchen and the Cheesecake Factory.... Sinigual!!! OMG!!! My friend Dali and her friend Kelly and I went last night for dinner, it was sooo good - the guac, oh my! The margarita was... oh my, made me a little tipsy :)Its not cheap mexican but the quality is top notch, can't wait to go back :)

Summer Crop!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I guess today is post day - LOL - I just finished making some CTMH donations to put into some goodie bags that they are giving away at this crop here in Brandon!!! If you are free next Saturday, sign up and do some summer croppin' - Have FUN :)

Summer Lovin' Crop
@ Nativity Catholic Church, Hwy 60
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$30.00 includes lunch
Vendors, Door Prizes, Make N Takes, Goody Bag
To register contact Becky Goble @

Swimming Yesterday

Yesterday started out as a nice day - but super hot - perfect day for the pool! I had invited my parents, grandparents and sister (plus the gang of 3 kids) over for some lunch, swimming and Wii (of course)... Baby Kinley is getting so big! The boys were hyper as usual and had a great time in the pool :) I think we wore the grandparents out, LOL. Lunch was good and we all played Wii - such a great time together - I didn't take too many pictures as I wanted to enjoy the day, but I wanted to snap a few to remember our moments together!!! Here are a few...

Celebrate Layout.

Last Thursday night, my SIL Kari and I took a class at The Scrapbook Shoppe on Westshore - we had never really taken a class and this was basically set up with all the elements precut and ready for us to make our 2 page layout - only $15!!! What a deal :) I just finished mine up with pictures and journaling this morning... the paper is Basic Grey's Cupcake line and the pictures are from my nephew Coopers Birthday Party in December 2007... Enjoy!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

So, I had a customer hire me months ago to do an album for her - a trip she took with her family - I can't believe it took me as long as it did to finish, but I have been out of town a lot the past few months and she understood and wasn't in a hurry :) Well, I finished it on Thursday!!!! I delivered on Friday and she really loved it - thank goodness... Here are a few of my favorite layouts - I did the majority of the album in CTMH and the paper I used was Sarsaprilla. It ended up being 24 pages!!!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Last night (Friday) was AWESOME! DH and I went to see Eric Lindell at Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa, thanks to Shelley for the hookup! Wow - he is awesome! We went with a few of DH's coworkers and of course I saw Shelley (and Cheryl), we had a great time - the food and the music were perfect. I can't wait till my next Skippers night - Note: it was hot as hell, next time wear shorts and a tank top!!! We left around 10:30/11pm and he was still playing... and headed over to Dave's Aqualounge on Gandy to listen to DH's friend Todd play with TWilly and the Willytones (he plays guitar and is the singer) he was awesome too - it was a great night even though I have been dragging today, LOL!

Oh Shoot! Lesson 2 Aperatures

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Long time no post... so behind on my classes! This is last weeks lesson - Aperatures that I just finished... I didn't have any blooming flowers so I had to take a walk over to my neighbors :) I am learning so much about my camera... this week is how to use the Manual Mode, that should be an adventure - hope to find time tomorrow during my CTMH Workshop (11-8pm, still room available!) to watch a few tutorials and perhaps catch up on my Digi class layout, I think I only have one more to do... Enjoy!

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~Ansel Adams

Digi - Page 2

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I needed to do a Page 2 to my Cliffs of Moher Digi layout that I did last week... All by myself I did this with a few refresher tutorials from last weeks lesson :) Its a simple one, I don't want to much on the page two since page one had the title and such... What do you think??? I am off to start Lesson 4...


Happy Tuesday! What a day... So, I am working on getting a real job, LOL! I have been a Certified Pharmacy Technician since 2000 but haven't worked hands on in that field for more than a few years - decided to get back into it since Massage Therapy I have decided isn't my cup of tea (or whatever!) maybe I'll go back to it one day but for now - no! I found a Pharmacy Staffing Company and decided it would be perfect for me - flexible hours/per assignment so I can either take it if I like the hours/time frame or not take it, etc. I am really looking forward to it! But I was sent a HUGE list of stuff to do for it... Drug test (common), immunization records (what an adventure that has been to track down), Dr. visit which has lead to more blood work, a tenenous shot today (my arm hurts!) and a chest xray! Ugh, let me tell you have much fun that has been and I have to fast for my blood work so will have to do that tomorrow (pray I don't pass out!) all that just to get a Dr.'s note saying that I am in Good Health - my "o" my!!!


Monday, July 7, 2008

Its a hot and rainy July that's for sure :) The Stamp of the Month for July is so darn cute.... I can't wait to make more cards with it! As always, its only available during the month of July. Also, its time for the Workshops to start up again (took a month or two off, sorry!) Here are the 5 cards for the month of July... they can all be used for birthday cards or we can change them up for something else - I'll have other sayings out if you want to switch it up :) The day will be Thursday, July 17th - I will be doing an all day thing again so you can choose what time is good for you... between 11am - 8pm. $8 for 5 cards. RSVP prior to July 14th so I can precut all the paper for you - there is only one butterfly to cut out so your cards should only take 90 minutes at the most!!! Come and play - can't wait to see you!

Oh Shoot! Lesson One

Sunday, July 6, 2008

It took me all week to get the shots I wanted to use for my assignment - I think my DH did a great job :) LOL I learned about shutter speeds this week. I am still a little confused with it, but I know it will just take practice.... Its amazing what you can do when you learn how to use your camera!

Quote : I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph. - Diane Arbus

Yesterday - the Fourth!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July - for some reason I really love this holiday! Although this year I was a little disappointed that I hardly saw any American Flags or decorations anywhere - you see more Halloween Decorations than you see people celebrating our country... just a little sad :( Anyways, I started off the day by going to The Scrapbook Shoppe for a little sale - I was good and only spend $5 - they had free make and takes for everyone too, I can't wait to make mine... then my family came over for some swimming and some brats on the grill :) The weather was perfect, the food was yummy, the company was great - the kids were good (until Brayden got pretty sleepy and we had to put him down for a nap) we even got in some Guitar Hero and some Wii Bowling and darts! My sister and husband had never played either one so it was awesome showing them how to play... even Cooper (4 1/2) played some Wii bowling and almost beat my mom - LOL!!! Cooper did some sparklers too before dessert... Then everyone went home. Tracy and I vegged a little while until it got dark and then went out and did some sparklers too. Here are some pictures from the day :) Enjoy!!!

DSLR Online Class

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Boy, this week sure fly by!!! I started (yes, another online class!) for DSLR users. DH and I bought our first DSLR in February before we went to Ireland because we wanted to take better picture than what our Canon Powershot was doing (although I still love the Canon) our new Nikon D80 is unbelievable! I really want to use the camera to its full advantage, therefore I needed to take a class... at they announced that Candice Stringham was going to do an online DSLR class and I knew this was the class I wanted to take... it was only available to 200 people and sold out in 10 minutes! I was in! Class started Monday - I had my camera ready with its new strap (see picture) and a brand new lens that was recommended for the class, AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D and I was ready... this week we have learned about Shutterspeeds - I really need to practice and I think tomorrow I will get the opportunity with my nephews over again to swim and some sparklers (we got some tips on shooting fireworks) So, we'll see how I do tomorrow - I'll post some pictures once I get them together :) Anyways, I should be posting tomorrow afternoon... but incase I don't (too much rum punch?) - HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

My babies...

I caught by babies sleeping today - aren't they cute?!?!? Normally Bailey (the orange fat one) kicks Belle off the chair but lately they have been sharing :)