Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Well, I just dropped of the kids for their weekend retreat. I am hoping they have a great time up in the mountains of New Hampshire. I was hoping hubby and I would plan our own little getaway but here it is 3 pm on NYE and we still have no idea what we are going to do tonight.

I quiet night in front of the fireplace sounds pretty nice, too, though.

I am challenging myself to get more scrapping done in 2011 and want to post it here so I can't back out of my own challenge.

I challenge myself to get at least 365 pages scrapped in 2011. I plan to spend less time shopping for the newest and latest products and more time using what I already have.

I plan to pay myself back for every item I use from my own strash! 5 cents for everything I take from my own supplies. So hopefully I will have a nice little sluch fund by the end of the year, as well.

Another BIG Challenge. I am going to start hosting scrapping events again this year. I have not done one in 10 years but I miss how much fun these events were and have gotten requests from fellow scrappers that attended my events. So I plan to start small and jsut rent local hall space to get things going on a monthly basis and then I will work up to bigger weekend events with prizes and games.

Another challenge is to get over all the health issues I have been dealing with for the past 8 months and get to feeling better and getting back into better physical shape. I swear I have gains over 30 lbs since I started getting sick this past April. Lack of excercise have been a major factor so time to get my butt back to the gym Sick or Not!!

I say this even though I just came from another Doctor's appointment yesterday where the Doctor has scheduled me for 2 biopsy surgeries in the next 5 days. But I still need to stay upbeat!!!

I have to give a shout out to a great scrapbook business.
I am loving their page kits. I just ordered some more this morning. These kits are already precut. You just assemble and add your own photos. What a great way to get pages done when you don't have much time.

No photos to add today. I have not downloaded any lately. I will add my Christmas photos once I load them to my computer.

Again Happy New Year to everyone!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

new pages

It's been 5 weeks since I last posted anything. I've been sick more than not this past month. Sinus infection, cold, sinus infection, again!

A few updates...

We were Flocked last week.

It's a great fund raising idea. To raise money for the High School Senior's Senior Night Out Party families can pay $20 to have other families flocked. To get them removed we had to pay $20. Of course the day we were flocked we had 50 mile an hour winds. My darling Husband was afraid our Pink Flamingos might take flight and go through our bay window so he pulled them all out, the spoil-sport. LOL

Tim celebrated his 16th birthday. He wanted a tatoo. I convinced him it was not a good idea. I blackmailed him is more like it. I told him if he got a tatoo, I would do everything in my power to keep him from getting his driver's permit and license. He changed his mind about the tattoo idea. Instead he brought back up an issue when he was 13. He wanted to get his ears pierced. I told him at the time, " not at 13, if you still want them when you are 16, I will take you to get them done." So, he got his ears pierced. I am hoping it is just a phase and he will take them out.

I did scrap a layout about it, though.

Kelly made the High School Basketball team. That was a great accomplishment. Over 40 girls tried out for 15 spots. This means she is on 2 Basketball leagues so our evening and weekends will be spent courtside but she loves it!!

I can't take credit for this layout. It was a kit from
It is a great company that puts out 2 - 3 new page kits a day!!! The price is great, too. they kits run $6 - $8 each. I paid up to $14 for kits from other companies so you should check them out.

Well, that is it for now. Time to start dinner.