Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's Almost That Time of Year!!

This is one of our favorite times of the year, Halloween!! Richard is like a little kid at Halloween and always goes all out. He's been decorating the yard for quite a few years and now he tries to add something new every year. This year it's the skeleton coming out of the grave and I really like how it turned out. Last year he made the headstones and I painted them. I think he's got plans to make a few more this year, because he told me to think up a few more ideas to put on them. Here are the progress pictures and the end result. I'll be taking a picture with one of them when I can get Richard to take it and I'll post that one here also.

So here are the pictures and I was practicing with different settings on my camera and I think they turned out okay. lol I'm no photographer though, not even close!!

That's just of few of the 70 plus pictures I took!! Like I said, I was messing with the settings on my camera and a lot of them didn't come out very good. It was a really hot day and so we worked on it in the morning and then in the evening. Now the dogs are going to be looking out the window and thinking that there are people in the yard and bark at them!! Oh fun!! lol

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just A Quickie!!

Since I promised to post pictures and didn't do it, thought I'd better do a quickie update and post a picture of the birthday girl from Saturday's birthday party.

It's been a busy week and just downloaded the pictures from my camera last night. Thought I would get more good ones, but of course I take horrible pictures. I need to play with Photoshop and fix all the red eyes before I post any more of them. I will work on it his weekend, don't think I'll be getting work.

We are going to decorate for Halloween this weekend though!! Richard loves Halloween and has been planning the yard for at least a month. Going to his brother Larry's house on Saturday to pick up some dirt. I will take pictures when it's done and hope it works out like he's hoping it will. Still need to find some more clothes for some more people, but it may be to late for that now. Oh well, next year!! lol

I've been busy working most of the week and decided to sell Avon. I know, I said I wasn't going to sell anything anymore, but I couldn't resist!! If you're interested in anything you can always go to my website at and check it out. You can order online and have it delivered to your home. If you do decide to place an order just let me know and I'll send you a free delivery code!!

So hopefully I'll be posting more pictures this weekend, the birthday party and the yard decorating!! I love this time of the year, the weather's great and lots of festivities going on! Who knows, we might have another Halloween Party this year, it was fun last year!

Talk to you soon!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Can't Believe The Weekend Is Already Over!

It's already Sunday night, where did the weekend go?? Time seems to just slip by me anymore and seems to be going faster and faster!

We had Triva's surprise party yesterday and it was such a good time! There were lots of friends, family and a ton of great food, not mention the beer and wine!! lol And yes, the Captain showed up, but I didn't have any. Everyone seemed to be having a fun time. My mom's cousin Antoinette and her husband Jack even came from Novato and it was so good to see them both. Auntie Olga and Uncle Jim were also there and it was a nice surprise, it's been a while since I've seen them also. They live in Morgan Hill, about 2 hours away from Galt where the party was. Auntie Emma is always so nice to let us have all the parties at her house too!! Thanks Auntie Emma!!

The circle album I made for Triva she seemed to really like, she even cried when she opened it, which made me feel good but then sad at the same time. It was an album with her and her grandson Jaydin who recently moved out of state and when I started making the album I didn't know that. So when she saw it and all the pictures of Jaydin she started crying and I felt horrible. She did tell me that she loved and that I shouldn't be sorry I made her cry. I did feel better after that!!

Here are the really bad pictures of took really fast Friday night when I actually finished it. Sorry for the poor quality, but the lighting is really bad in my craft room!!

Tomorrow I'll post the actual party pictures, but they're still in my camera!! lol

Talk to you soon!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

After Pictures, My Craft Room Is Finally Done!!

Well, almost done anyways. There are still some things I need to work on, but at least now I can go in and work on some projects and get some things done for my Etsy Store that I've been trying to get open. The 2 blue cubes on the table came out of the wall, well one did anyway and made 2 huge holes in the wall, but the pizza boxes are covering the worst part. You can see where they were on the wall though, now I'm going to need to paint and hope I still have some of that yellow paint left somewhere!!
There's a case of water, 2 floor lamps, a bag of dog food and the boxes under the table that is for our garage sale. Since my craft room was the garage, we have no other place to store the boxes, so they're under the tables. Oh well, someday they'll be gone. When I have people over I just hide them in the laundry room!! lol

So here are the pictures!!! Yippee!!

This is my table where I actually scrapbook!

This is the other end of the table where I just have other supplies and everything is pretty much under this table for the garage sale.

This is the counter that is holding my ribbon, some paper in the drawers and of course the Clip-It-Up with some of my goodies that I use on it!! One day I'll find a piece of counter-top for it.

To the left are all my boxes of stuff from different direct sales companies that I've been with. To the right is the cabinet with all my goodies like buttons, brads and everything I love!! lol

This is another cabinet that has all my magazines and all my Sizzix dies and some storage under it. The shelf above has all kinds of stuff, the 2 red boxes have seaonal stamp sets, the other boxes just have misc. stuff for all types of crafts.

This is the peg board wall full of stuff that I used to sell and of course more pizza boxes!! lol The 3 red cubes on the wall were right next to the 2 bigger blue ones that came off. They zip up and are on a metal bracket and can be taken to go!! I got the red and blue cubes from IKEA!

Pretty much the same as above, just a further away shot.

My scrap table closer up, notice my ITouch in it's radio!! Pretty cool huh?? lol That's the Jingle book I've been working on and need to put pictures in it!

I love all my jars and they're all full!! Those are spice racks that turn around and there are jars on both sides of each of those. Jars are full of buttons, brads, and all things small!

This is just above my where I scrap and I can reach up and grab what I need. This is the left side of the cabinet and there are stamps in most of those containers.

This is the other side of the above cabinet! More stamps and inking stuff. Yes, I have tons of stamps!

That's it for now!! Maybe some one can come and scrap with me sometime!! lol

Talk to you soon!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th Remembered

This is my favorite tribute picture of 9/11 and it was done by Don Melford and I did copy it off of

So thank you all for everything you've done and are doing to protect us and our freedom!!

I love this image too and jayski got it from TuCows or something like!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

These Are The Before Pictures!

These are the before pictures of my craft room! Yes, it is a huge mess and I will be working on it tonight and probably tomorrow and the next day! lol

I was looking for a book, yes a book, and I had to take everything out of the cabinet and now have stacks of books and binders and odds and ends all over the place. We also had the football draft party here a couple weekends ago and needed one of my tables. So everything needed to be taken off of the table and put where it would fit. Now everything is out of the cabinet and off of the table and you can't even walk in there at all.

Since the pictures I have set the table back up and can now at least move around the room and making some progress.

When I'm all done I'll post the After pictures and hope it's soon!! lol

Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

POP In Post!!

Don't have time to do a usual post, but I scanned these photos last night to put on plurk, but for some reason they won't go on without cutting off the top of my head. I resized them and everything, but still don't work. Thought I would go ahead and post them here.

These are 2 pictures of me, one when I was 5 and the other is my kindergarten picture. The first one is in black and white, that's me at 5. The second one is my kindergarten picture, but it's kind of discolored.

Talk to you soon!