Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Year Resolutions

I think I have made my self some pretty good resolutions this year.  Some are pretty simple, but others with be hard as it has to do with changing myself a little bit.

To not get so frustrated when I totally mess up the first time when it comes to something crafty. 
To not eat so much chocolate.
Exercise more that 3 times a week.
Go back to having Family Home Evening every Monday.

Now for the real hard ones.

Shortly after my ex moved in I ended up being forced to give up the things I love.  Things like Family Home Evening, watching the BYU Channel and reading the scriptures.  Having Late Night Movie Night and game night.  These were all things that had to do with the TV not being on ESPN or resulting in him not having his way completely.  So naturally to keep from being hit, things thrown at me or him trashing the house, we were forced to give in his demands.  He tossed out my bible and my book of Mormon because he said just by me sitting peacefully reading to myself was forcing religion on him.  So I am no longer going to allow someone to force me to have to give anything up again.

Growing up I was programed to believe that no one will ever care how I feel, what I want or what I need.  Also that anything I have to say isn't of any importance and no one wants to hear me speak. So my whole life I have never really put an effort to do anything about it when it came to some things.  I have always listened to everyone problems and help them when they needed it.  Yet when it came to my turn majority of the people I have been there for were always too busy.  So gradually I had been working on just not having them in my life.  I have always felt that a real friend is there for you no matter what.  Even when what ever it is you are going through they really can't do anything, but offer words of encouragement.  Further more if I have something to say I will not always keep it myself.  I have a voice and it deserves to be heard, just like everyone else!

So there are my resolutions for this year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jumping for joy!

This summer I made some video tutorials and also took pictures for tutorials that can be downloaded.  I put it all on discs so it was all in one place.  Well it disappeared from the craft table.  I found those disk in my daughters room today!  So now i can do my editing and put them up on my website.  So starting this week I will be doing my editing and uploading them as I get them done.

Another thing I am excited about is that an art gallery opened up this month.  It filled with nothing but Thomas Kinkade paintings!  I haven't gone yet, but Alicia and I will be doing that during her Christmas break.

Tonight she has her Christmas concert for school.  We don't have to be there until 6, but I have her getting ready now (4:15) becasue we would be late if she got ready any time later then now.  I am just tired of always having to sit in the back and not even being able to see her.  So hopefully this will be a time I wont be stuck in the back.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Challenges

Getting my scrapbooking done is huge challenge for me.  I am so far behind that is is just pathetic.  So I thought of doing a few challenges for myself.  Last month I hosted 2 challenges on and everyone had a lot of fun.  So I am extending to all who view my blog.

The first challenge is the Out of the box challenge.  I challenge all of you to get those old pictures either out of the box, plastic container, undeveloped rolls of film or any place you have old photos that are stored away being neglected. 

The second on in to "Shop your stash".  I have huge problem with buying all kinds of things and not using it right away.  I see something I like and not have anything in mind for it.  I have things that I bought 10 years ago when I first started scrapbooking.  So I challenge all of you to create a layout with only using stuff that is 6 months or older. 

These challenges are for you to get caught up in your scrapbooking and to get rid of the old to make more room for the new or in my case to just make your stash little bit smaller and more organized.  LOL  If I use it I wont have to spend money on a way to store it.

Have fun and happy scrapping!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mystery Swap # 41

One of the swaps I am in monthly swap that I love being a part of!  It is actually my favorite swap!!!!! I was in four groups but I couldn't get a pic of the Santa hats I made, so I just gave up trying to take pic.

I used my cricut machine to make the spider in a wed pp.  I ran the spider and wed through my sticker maker to sprinkle glitter in them.  The pic doesn't show it too well, but I used yellow glitter for the eyes.

This one my daughter actually designed.  She came up with the whole thing all by herself.  I did the cutting with my cricut machine and sizzix.  She did the shading and stamping!

I love my spellbinders dies!  Mainly I love the emboss and stencil option they give you!  For these candy canes I did just that!  I used chalk for the red and the green!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Getting Closer

Big sigh....Another year closer to 40!!!!! I did have a great birthday though! The night before my friends kidnapped me. They took me bowling. I had blast! My friend Brandy got me a wonderful card that brought tears to my eyes and some scented lotion.

Alicia got me the Late Night Expansion pack and the Fast Lane Stuff pack for the Sims 3! She also got me a box a chocolate. Made me and Oreo pie and made my birthday cake again this year.

She use Jolly Ranchers and fruit snack to make a smiley face.  For the 36 she use gummy worms! Alicia also used Jolly ranchers and Gummy worms to put around the cake.  She is just too precious!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Halloween Swap

I made these paper piecing for a Halloween swap that I offered to do an angle spot in. The theme was Black Cats.  So I thought that this pattern would be perfect! When I was posting this on my gallery at I realize that I forgot to dot the eyes.  I am glad that I uploaded the pic before sending them off so i was able to fix that.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Yahoo group!

The Kozy Korner is now offering group buys for items that have to over purchased due products and order minimums. Everything is offered at a discount price!

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Christmas cards

These are the cards I made for a card swap I am in.  I had so much fun making these! I can't wait to see what the others have done!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Swaps, Swaps and More Swaps!

The past few months I have participated in a number of swaps! Right now I am in a total of 14 swaps!  I know that seems like too much for a person to handle, but 7 of them have been mailed off.  I am just waiting for them to come back to me.  No big hurry to see any packages in the mail right away though.  Only one of them are due to be swapped out and mailed back to all of the participants.  For the rest of them the due dates are the end of next month through March. 

Swaps are wonderful!  You have the opportunity to challenge yourself to learn something and make new friends.  The thing I love most about swaps is hosting them.  It always so much fun to get something in the mail.  Even if it is something you can't keep.  Plus you get to see what everyone has made for the groups you are not in. 

Right now I am hosting three swaps.  One of them is pretty much done.  A Toilet Paper Roll Secret Pal swap.  One person has already received theirs from their pal and my pal should be getting hers either today or tomorrow. I forgot to take pictures before sending it off.  So I won't be able to share my creation unless she posts pic in her gallery.  I hope she does!  Most of all I hope she likes it.  Seeing how I was hosting the swap I took the opportunity to pick something that was a challenge for me instead of picking something that was easy.

The other two are open and sign ups are still open for both of them. One of them is for handmade embellishments.  The thing I love most about scrapbooking is making my own embellishments so I wanted to host a swap for just that.  Feel free to check it out! Handmade Embellishment Swap.  The third one I am hosting is monthly learning type swap.  Each month different techniques are chosen for people to either learn how to do or to brush up on their skill for.  I was in one of these many years ago and I had so much fun doing it! Learning Swap.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trip to the ER.

I had to take Alicia to the ER again last night.  This time for her wrist.  She had hurt it playing volleyball during lunch. With the way she was acting and the way her wrist was looking I was thinking if she didn’t sprain it really good she must have a minor fracture. Turns out she sprained it really good.  She has to wear a splint on her wrist for the next two weeks, but she is fine.  Alicia was worried that she might have broken something and have to wear cast.  If that would have been the case she wouldn’t have been able to play her trumpet or be able to perform in her school’s band concert next week.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Body Make Over Progress.

I did my test run on the six week body make over and I have lost 5 pounds in 5 days.  I know it is just water weight, but the faster I lose the water weight the faster I can get to real results!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

6 week Body Make over day 2

Yesterday was on first day of trying the 6 week body make over plan. After dropping my daughter off at school I hit Wal-Mart to get the proper foods for the rapid 6 day period. I only ate what was either on the card or in Infinite Menu Planner, but the exception of dinner. I wasn’t going about to buy all those groceries. I felt great and I didn’t feel hungry after a meal. I was thinking I was going to but I didn’t. After all 3 oz of chicken and ½ cup of fruit really isn’t all that much.

I know I can’t do the whole plan the way it says I should for my body type. I am anemic, which I have to control by a diet plan. I am supposed to eat foods that are high in iron. I am to do that by eating red meats and high iron veggies. According to the 6 week program I am to cut way back on the red meats and eat only white meat.

Eating the wrong foods for my body type really isn’t my biggest problem. My biggest problem is that I tend to skip meals. I have never been someone to eat breakfast. For many years I didn’t eat breakfast. For lunch I would have something small, like a lunch meat sandwich with a glass of milk. So my problem is more of not eating enough food. My body would store the fat as its own survival

I did eat breakfast yesterday. I wasn’t hungry but I ate anyway. I had three egg whites and a banana that I washed down with large glass of water.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


For several weeks now I have been trying to find a pair of shoes for Alicia. It is so hard to find shoes for her. The ones she likes are never in her size or too expensive. She was given a gift card by one of my friends. Why he gave it to I do not really know, but he did. So she decided that she would get her a pair of shoes she really liked. We went to four different stores and didn’t have any luck at all. A friend called me while we were at the mall. When I told her what we were doing she told me about a sale going on at another store. So Alicia and I drove across town to look. Right away she found a pair of shoes. With the sale and the gift card she had I spent a total $2.50 on a $60.00 pair of shoes!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Organizing hell!

All day long I have been sorting, moving and deciding what to get rid of in my scrap room. It has quickly become more of a chore then I thought!

Made some new scrapping friends!

A while back I found scrapbook group on Friday night we had our first meeting. I had a blast. We talked about doing a monthly challenge which I think would be great! Then I went to a crop a LSS. Even though I walked out the door and left all of pictures behind I still had a lot of fun!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monday Freebie!!

These crayon punches are free to the first follower to answer this question correctly.  There is a total of 25 pieces five of each of the colors shown above.

Which former Vice President said that the vice presidency wasn’t worth a bucket of spit?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Scal 2

I just got the Sure cuts a lot 2 and I LOVE it!!!!!! I have been playing around with it just checking out what all it can do. WOW I am excited and can't wait to have the time to site down and use it!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Freebie Monday

Here is a FREE Digi Stamp for you all to enjoy!

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New eBay Auctions Newly Listed!

I have a bunch more to be added within the next couple of day. Please check back to see when they have been listed. For now please enjoy these wonderful pieces!

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sleep over

I came upstairs to take quick break from my scrapbooking and this is what I saw.

My daughter was laying half off of the mattress, our dog snuggled next to her and that darn thumb in her mouth!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Poor Tinkerbell!

Our fat cat Tinkerbell is very lazy. I have no clue on what to do with her. She is very active, but she just eats and eats. As of lately she has not been bathing herself properly. So this morning I filled the tub and dunked her in. For the past hour now she has been licking herself dry. In the process giving herself a bath!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Crazy and Busy!!!

Only four more weeks of hard core studying and loads of homework! Then I am done and off to my externship. I go in Friday for my TB test and tidier done my MMR and Hep shots. My Mom lost my shot records and the health department only has a birth certificate and a food handlers cards from nearly 20 years ago! They do have that I have the second shot in the hep serious in 2000, but that date is wrong. I was done with series in 98 and it was my daughter who had the hep shot on that date. She was almost two months old from the date they gave me.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

New way to do the dishes!

This afternoon I had asked Alicia to do the dishes. She being the girl she is did it without delay, but was moody about the whole thing. She later changed her tune when I walked into the kitchen. She had put her arms through the neck of her shirt. When I asked her why she told that she. "I was tired of the sleeves falling down and getting wet!"

I could not resist and had to take few pictures. Too many times I catch her doing something and am unable to take a pic. I am either too late, but most of the time I have no batteries and the batteries are dead in my camera. Today I was lucky and I am just tickled pink that I have new funny moment to put in her book!