Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GREAT NEWS.....& some fun!!

Okay so I PASSED my final for the EMT class and I have my practical stations on Thursday. Then we have to take a National test in order to even become EMT's. So wish me luck but I got one test out of the way!!!!

So I saw on Shanna's Blog that she had a list of things to do. The bold ones are ones I have done....

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

40 out of a 100 isn't too bad....Now you do it!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Speaking of Interrupted?

Life has been so super busy lately that I don't know which way I am going most of the time. I am currently studying to become an EMT which is harder than I ever thought it would be...okay, I know this will involve trying to save lives but man the way the class and teachers are...I will be lucky to make it through! Wish me luck!
Scrapbooking? What is that? I buy stuff, save sketches and LO's, and even go into my scrapbooking room. But am quickly overwhelmed by the chaos in there. I need a scrap fairy to come and organize my mess. Like that will happen. Oh well!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Where oh where????

Not that anyone keeps up with this anymore since I have become MIA in the last couple months but life is getting in the way of anything creative coming out of my head. For those of you who may still be poppin' in from time to time.....HI!!!!! I am alive!!!! I have so much I want to get done but it will have to wait!!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008


We decided to go on vacation this summer and we are going to drive out to Virginia!!!! B is so excited to get to see the ocean but it a little worried about the sharks? A is not quite old enough to know what is going on but he will be thrilled to get to go for a ride. Thank God our kids are great travelers (in the car) otherwise I don't think we would venture this far from home.

In other news....I am thinking about entering a Design Team Contest....wish me luck!!!

Hope to be adding more LayOut ideas soon....Thanks:)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Some New Stuff

Sorry it has been so long but here are some new LO ideas:

1-12x12 patterned paper
1-8x9.5 cardstock
1-7x8.5 patterned paper
2-2x4 paper (your choice of pp or cs)
1-3 pieces of chipboard
2-4 embellishments
Title and Journaling are free.....

1-12x12 cardstock
2-3x10.5 patterned paper
1-5x6.5 cardstock
3- stacked shapes (meaning a shape layered atleast 2 times and embellished)
12 inch piece of ribbon...can be cut but must be 12 inches
Title and Journaling are free.......

1-12x12 piece of patterned paper
1-10.5x10.5 piece of cardstock
3-1.5x10 pieces of patterned paper
12-brads or eyelets
1- 2x2 embellished item (can be a deco shape, chipboard shapes, embellished tags, etc)
Title and Journaling are free......

I am going to work on mine tomorrow....I hope....I will post them if I get them done.....Hope you have fun working on these....Thanks:)

Monday, June 2, 2008

oh man life has gotten in the way...

So it has been ONE MONTH since I have posted!!!! I have been pretty busy...Stampin' Up parties, the kids, travel to see family, and so on. I am going to try to post some new page ideas this week so check back later.

Also...on the Stampin' Up front...I am willing to do online parties, catalog parties, or in home parties...if you are in the area; or if you want to order or SIGN up to be a demo yourself.....

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Life got in the way and some major computer issues...

Okay I said I would be back to post the winner of the Stampin' Up goodies but my computer has been not letting me into Blogger and I finally figured it all out. My MIL also fell and broke her ankle which landed her into the hospital for surgery. She is now home and doing as well as can be expected when you break your ankle and such.

Anyways a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated to my son's March of Dimes Walk...there is still time if you are in post below.

THE WINNER OF THE BLOG CANDY is: Charlene....I will email you soon for all the details:) Thanks again to all.

Friday, April 25, 2008

So very sorry....

Ladies and Gents....So very sorry I have not been on for a while. I have been having troubles logging into my posting was out of the question...I have drawn a name from the March of Dimes/SU blog candy give away. When I get some time this afternoon I will post the winner in an official post...LOL!!! I will also be posting some more challenges. Thanks everyone for checking in...I promise check back this afternoon to see who won the CANDY!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

It's Over!!!

So my first card workshop is all over with...turned out pretty good if I say so myself. There were 15 in attendance (more than I was expecting) and we made 8 cards each. Most of them had never stamped or scrapbooked before so in all it went very well. The space was limited so I moved stations instead of people...that was interesting. Let's just say, I would love to do this again but next time I am going to be way more organized in general and will start working on the next batch of cards....NOW!!!
I think I am going to venture into the possibilities of and try to market myself a little bit;)
I am really wanting to get to scrapbooking and am also thinking of hosting a Calendar workshop!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cards from Stampin' Up Supplies....of course;)

These are some of the cards I have made for my first card workshop tonight. I still have a few more to get together but I just wanted to post these since they are done. The first (red) one is a good one for a friend the saying is, "always time for you"; the second and third(blue) one is a Get Well card and can hold a bag of tea or some band-aids; the fourth (green) one is a Happy Birthday card. I hope all the ladies that are coming like these. Most of them are first time stampers/scrappers and I needed something more simple yet nice.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Challenges and some THANKS!!!

First of all I want to say "THANKS" to the gals whom I do not know who donated to my son's March of Dimes walk and to all those who have recently visited my Blog....Remember you can still get entered into my Stampin' Up Blog Candy Giveaway (see post below.)

I got to do some scrapbooking....mainly my 3 year old son helped me cut a bunch of shapes with my Expression...he {hearts} that thing.

I did start a page and am excited to get to finish it. So I am going to give some new challenges out. I would also be very excited to see any of the layouts you complete using my challenges. Sorry I have been busy with things...we thought we were going to buy a house (turns out: house is in need of ALOT of work), kids have been wild and I hate to be stuck in house with them on cold weekend days, laundry has reared it's ugly head and made a pile, and I have just been uncreative lately.

1- 12x12 cardstock
1- 9x9 decorative edge paper
1- 5x5 patterned paper
1- 5x5 patterned paper
1- Picture only (any size)
Brads and chipboard may be used.
Title and Journaling are free as is inking of paper edges.

1- 12x12 cardstock
1- 2x12 patterned paper
2- patterned paper photo mats for 4x6 pictures (use these to mat pictures)
1- 3x3 or 4x4 patterned paper photo mat ( mat a photo with this)
Ribbon and eyelets may be used
Title and Journaling are free as is inking paper edges.

Find a picture that you can make a Layout with using a favorite song or just a song that goes with the picture.

Make your own patterned paper (examples: use markers, doodle, stamp, use something textured to ink with) I would love to hear ideas or see photos of this challenge.....Post a comment of some things to use or that you have used. I would love to try aluminum foil or plastic wrap? Interested? Now go try it;)

Good Luck with these!!!! Til' next time......~Sarah~

Thursday, April 3, 2008

GIVE A WAY!!!! and March of Dimes Madness!!!

First off let me say how excited I am to be able to help raise money for such an awesome cause....The March of Dimes helped my son in 2004 when he was born 4 weeks early.

Here is Brody born 4 weeks early spending 10 days in the NICU

Since then he has blossomed into a rowdy little man...

Here is Brody during a trip to the Mall spending some time playing!!!

So this year is the first year he is officially helping to raise money with me. In the last 3 years I have been in the TOP 5 money raising walkers in our area and this year I am hoping he can make the list with me. So please check out his website to see just how much he has raised and leave him a comment on my blog.
For everyone who leaves a comment on my blog about how much he has raised ($ amount needed in comment) you will be entered into my 1st ever BLOG CANDY giveaway!!!
If you feel you would care to donate to this cause and do so through my son's will get 2 extra 3 entries total.
Contest will run through APRIL 18th.....My son will pick a random persons name to win an AWESOME PRIZE of Stampin' Up products!!!!
My main goal is to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and get people to go out and walk in there local chapters March for Babies annual walk.
Thanks so very much, Sarah

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Challenge Number 1:

12x12 patterned paper
8x8 cardstock
2 pictures (only)
3 chipboard or flowers embellished with ribbon (meaning tie a piece of ribbon on each of them)
Title and journaling are free.
You can also ink or alter the edge of the 8x8 sheet of paper

Challenge Number 2:

12x12 cardstock
1x3 patterned paper
3x4 patterned paper
3x7 patterned paper
5-7 shaped embellishments (big or small as long as they are a shape)
Title and journaling are free

Challenge Number 3:

12x12 cardstock
4.5x12 cardstock
3- 1.5x10 patterned paper (don't have to be the same)
2- 1.3 x9 patterned paper (don't have to be the same)
Title and journaling are free and you can ink any edges. Embellish as you wish:)

more will be add later


Okay ladies and gents (if there are any)....I am going to post new challenges this afternoon but I wanted to show you what I did all weekend or part of the weekend....a couple trips to Target, a trip to Archivers and a LSS on the way home....Oh so much fun!!!! I will show you later what was waiting for me when I got home...My hubby would kill me if he knew:)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Box of goodies....

I got a new box of goodies (Stampin' Up products) today and I really want to get them out and make something pretty!!!! But I am so tired and we have Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake breakfast in the morning. So I will have to wait until later this weekend to create something pretty....But when I do I will post it for you. Hope you all have time to create something pretty this weekend:)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stampin Up....

Well for those that do not know that I am technically a Stampin' Up demonstrator...I am;)
If you are ever in need of something from Stampin' Up, want to do a virtual workshop, or are thinking about becoming a demonstrator....Let me know!!!! I would be more than Happy to help you out.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Page Challenge

Page Layout Challenge: No Patterned Paper

Make a Layout with no patterned paper ( you can make your own patterned paper with stamps or whatever) Here are the directions: You must use the following items extras...not cutting of the dimensions of the paper.

12x12 cardstock

8.5x11 cardstock

11 circles...can be multiple sizes

Title and Journaling are Free!!!!!

Hope you can get a Layout you like with these directions...feel free to share them with me!!! I will post one from a reader in a if you want your work to be published on my blog email it to me......~Sarah

It's a start...

So I have started this blog to get myself motivated to get some scrap booking and stamping done. I have some birthday cards I need to make, I have some page ideas I need to get done, and I really need to clean my crafting area. On top of all this I really want to learn how to sew but have no sewing machine. I will be posting weekly Page Layout Challenges, try to post a Scraplift, and some of my work....if I get any done;)
But feel free to share your work!!!! Thanks, Sarah