Monday, April 30, 2007

I'm a finalist! Paper Crafts Idol!

I'm a finalist! Yes, a finalist in Paper Crafts' Idol contest. One of my cards was chosen by the Paper Crafts judges to be in the top 20 cards. (I almost want to say "I'm going to Hollywood, baby!"). Now the voting for the next round is up to YOU! Voting for Round 1 has now begun. PLEASE PLEASE cast your vote. I hope you like my card, but feel free to vote on YOUR favorite. (coughvoteformevoteformecough). You have until noon on Thursday, May 3 to vote!

Here is my card:

You can see all of the entries for Round 1 AND vote HERE!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Happy Friday!

This week has flown! It's Friday and I'm going to my scrapbook store crop tonight. I'm going to try to put a dent in my Disney photos. I hope I make some progress. I only printed about a fourth of my photos. It's so hard to choose!

I got my copy of Papercraft's Scrapbook to Cards earlier this week! It's a hardcover idea book with FOLD-OUT pages. I was so blown away when the editors asked me to participate in this project. YES! It has been a "dream" to work with Papercrafts on special projects. WOW. My scrapbook store has almost sold out of their copies. It's really awesome. They use scrapbook pages as inspiration for cards and other projects. SUCH an awesome inspiration!

My little one graduates from K4 in about 2 weeks! Yes - 2 weeks. Time has flown by. And my husband's niece gave birth to a beautiful baby boy earlier this week. I hope to get some awesome baby pics of Baby Jonah and make some pages. There's always a reason to create a baby scrapbook page, right? Can't wait.

Here's a layout I made of Arielle meeting Mickey for the first time. He was the first character on the first day of the first park we went to. Imagine that. I used Scenic Route paper and alphabet. I have more to do of both kids. Hope I get lots done in between working on special assignments. Happy Friday!

In case you are wondering - I have temporarily added Bo Bice's video to my page? (scroll to bottom) Why? Because I love his music and we recently saw the "Blades of Glory" movie and I laughed so hard. It was one of the funniest "stupid" movies I've seen in awhile.

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hit the Beach!

Okay - did I get your attention? No, we're not going to the beach, although that does sound wonderful. "Hit the Beach" is Flair Designs' newest scrapbook paper collection! Just in time for sunny days, splashing in the pool and those oh, so wonderful beach visits. And, for those fortunate enough to go on cruises (yeah, it's on my list) the Set Sail papers and anchors away stickers are for you! Check out the entire collection at: Flair Designs

Here are a few of my recent creations with the new papers and sticker collections

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Happy Hump Day

Happy Hump Day. We are playing hookey today! Arielle actually TOOK a nap at pre-school yesterday - so I knew she was still exhausted from the trip. She's been sleeping in a bit late for her, so I let her skip school today. I'm still in my PJ's! Somehow I always manage to get her dressed even tho I'm still not. LOL. I've never been one to let me kids go anywhere without clothes on, shoes on and their hair combed. When my son was small, 3-4 years old, and we would go to the grocery store, he would see a kid with no shoes on and tell me "He doesn't have shoes on". I'd say - yeah - I know. I can't imagine. Unless the mom actually carried them every step of the way, thru the parking lot (usually hot in the summer), and everything - I can't imagine. Now the HAIR? Can we twalk? How hard is it to spritz down little boys hair that is sticking straight up from being slept on and comb it down. Really, how hard is that. Do these people not SEE that their child's hair is mussed? okay, okay, boy - how did I get on that subject??

Well, I'm still deciding on what WDW photos to order from Shutterfly to begin working on albums. Yes, albums. One for Arielle and one for Daniel. NOW I wish I would have paid more attention to people's Disney albums. How in the world am I going to do this? So many photos and I'm a slow scrapbooker!

Well, I was just taking a break from finishing up some projects. Soooo many things to get done, get mailed, get uploaded, and get submitted. Still recovering from having the house in shambles for the new flooring AND leaving a week later for vacation. But, that's okay, right? At least Arielle's hair is combed... or is it? Arielle, bring me your brush!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Entertainment at MGM

We had a 2 hour wait for the Fantasmia show at MGM. My daughter didn't have any problem finding something to do. These are her new friends from Ohio: Kaylyn, Mary, Lilly, Heather (and at the food counter was Cassie). (hoping these videos work I took them on my camera!)

and another cute video:

What a Magical Vacation!!

Just a few random an unedited photos from our WDW trip! We went to all the theme parks. Saw tons of characters. We first met Mickey at Animal Kingdom. Arielle fell on the way out and Mickey followed her down the path and hugged her and wiped her tears away. Awwweee! that was priceless. We did the Safari there. The next day we went to Epcot. We took turns doing the Test Track. Jeff and Daniel did Mission Space. We met Gemiel Matthews and her son T.J. (she's my fellow Flair Designs sister) at Epcot. We had lunch with her and walked thru a few of the countries before we had to say goodbye, but I ran into her, TJ and Tim at Magic Kingdom the next day! Forgot to get pics! woops! We had a Princess Dinner at Norway's Akersus - met Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Aurora. Daniel was feeling bad that day. The next day he got a shot and was off to Magic Kingdom. We stayed until midnight. We were walking around the crowd and ended up at the gate that started the beginning of the lighted parade (8-9pm??). We couldn't have planned that. It was awesome. The crowd, however, was dangerously thick. They turned people away that day at 1pm (Daniel and Jeff were coming to meet us after his doc visit and he had to tell them we were already in there so they would let them in!). We made our way thru the crowd that was gathering for the 10pm fireworks and we got on the bridge right under the wire that Tinkerbell uses to fly from the castle from. That was awesome! Then we went straight for the rides, which - YEAH! had no lines b/c it was so late. We rode Winnie the Pooh, Small World, Buzz Lightyear (all together) and then I (gulp) rode Space Mountain with Daniel. I rode it when I was his age and didn't like it any better then. At least this time they didn't have Michael Jackson music blaring in your ears. LOL. Well, that's just a few highlights. Too much to remember! Our next park was MGM Studios. Saw Lightening McQueen and 'Mater from Cars. Did the Star Wars thing (including Arielle, which she didn't like much). And oh my gosh - I did Tower of Terror. Closed my eyes the whole time except for one time when the elevator door opened. Jeff rode it next. Couldn't get a fast pass for the Rock N Roller Coaster, but really, no one wanted to ride it with Daniel. Stayed for 2 hours in the Ampitheater waiting for Fastasmia and Arielle was entertained (or entertained) some high school band girls from Ohio. That was really fun. I think my favorite parks (at least for this trip) are Magic Kingdom and Epcot. I REALLY want to go back to Epcot and take alot of time at the countries. We didn't even get to visit half of them. Daniel and Jeff liked MGM the most. I asked Arielle what her favorite ride was and she said "All of them". But, she'll tell you she didn't like the Star Wars simulator. She LOVED the Winnie the Pooh ride. Well, that's about all the highlights. Whew - we are so tired!