Monday, September 27, 2010

My pets are so funny!!!

This is Prego, my 3 year old rescued cat. He is mean (yeah, I know, look at that face, so cute, but teeth to kill!!!) He looks really cute sleeping. LOL. I couldn't resist taking this picture!!

 Now this is not the best picture.  My husband had my camera and he messed with the settings and I wanted to get a picture before my 9 year old black lab mix woke up.   This position looked uncomfortable to me, with his arms out, but Marcus doesn't care!!! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Kiki Halbert Designs

I am so excited!!!  I am on the design team for Kiki Halbert Designs!!!  Woo Hoo. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lauren turns 21!!!

I remember it like it was yesterday.  My husband was coming home late after studying while at Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, CA.  I stood up from the couch to greet him  and my water broke.  I wasn't prepared.  I was 36 weeks along.  I called the hospital and they ask me if I went to the bathroom instead.  I told them I knew the difference.  So off to the hospital we go.  Meanwhile, I am busy having contractions while the hospital is trying to figure out how they could airlift me to San Francisco where they have a preemie unit.  I didn't think we had time!! About 2 1/2 hours after arriving at the hospital, Lauren joined our family.

Lauren is smart, unique and very talented.  She is a wonderful artist.  She is getting a degree in Environmental Science from Tulane. 

Here she is at the Casino

Here she is with her sister Allyson

Monday, September 13, 2010

My black lab...

is my little boy.  Mind you he is 50 lbs and 9 1/2 years old but he is still my puppy.  He believes it too!!  He has two favorite toys.  One is a big pink bear with the stuffing coming out.  Now you ask why does a male black lab have a pink bear?  Because he wanted it, that's why!!!  You know, whatever he wants he gets.  Just ask my daughters!!!  So here is a layout of my little boy and his pink bear.  I made the embellishment out of ribbon and put a brad in the middle. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sketch-a-thon at Sketches4all

Ok everyone....get your photos and scrappy stuff ready. Starting tomorrow there is a Sketch-A-Thon over at Sketches4All. It is a back to school/fall theme Sketch-A-Thon.

There will be fabulous sketches to get you started....but wait for it.............. .............there is going to be a special sketch designer....none other than Nikki Sivils!!! Her sketch totally rocks.

Come on over a join the fun!!!

In the meantime, one of the challenges at SFA is the tag challenge and to get you primed, the challenge is the tag, so I made one.  I found this dick and jane paper in a kit and didn't know how to use it.  Then I had a card from my Noel Mignon kit and I thought it went perfect.  I added a banner from Sassafras Lass and a chipboard B and I was done.  So easy and quick.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Crop Suey

I am super excited!!! I am part of the design team at Crop Suey. I will be doing tutorials. Crop Suey is under new management - Mia Clarke has taken over and her co-conspirator is Stacy Pietryszyn. So many exciting changes are going to be happening including TWO tutorials per month! Great challenges and some extremely talented new ladies! So keep posted as the challenges will start in the fall!

For now check out Crop Suey and the new design team - you might just know one of them!

elizabeth carney
natalie macdonald
heather leopard
cassie box
mara campbell
norine borys
sarah mullanix
and the tutorial guru along with me is:

trina kison