Sunday, June 29, 2008

weekend update with Zoa...

Sorry I haven't posted anything new=
I have been scrapping furiously over the last few days to get all my
pages ready for the July kit reveals!
I am so excited to share them!!
Stay tuned- I will be posting the July kits & pages soon!!

Also- no news about the house yet!
I appreciate all the encouragement and prayers though!
We are still hoping & praying that we get it!!

Oh! One more update- I did NOT win 1st place in the
last scrap addict standing contest-
KIM won-- and her page was AMAZING!!!
Of course I am disappointed not to have won-
but I was thrilled to make it all the way to the finals!!

Have a great weekend & stay tuned for some new pages!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Week 10 Contest Entry....

WOW!! We are finally here-
Week 10 of the Addicted Scrappers Challenge:
Last Scrap Addict Standing!
I can't believe I made it to the final 3!!!

Our last challenge was to use "ad-spiration" to create a page.
Other requirements include:
*use a transparent item
*use 3 different fonts
*use stitching on the page

Here is my creation-
I hand sewed the ribbon on the circle frame and the bottom border.
I gathered the ribbon as I sewed for texture & detail.
The flourish transparency is placed underneath the picture & sticks out either side.
I used 3 different chipboard fonts.
The ad-spiration came from the website:

Journaling Reads:
"For my 29th birthday, Caroline threw me a "Murder Mystery" party. We all dressed up as "clue" characters & Matt and I won the prize for "Best Dressed Couple"

Costumes Required!
Who: Zoa's 29th Birthday
What: Murder Mystery Party
When: Friday May 4, 2007
Where: Brian & Caroline Gay
5452 Ft Caroline Rd
Jacksonville, Fl "

The winner will be posted sometime later today- I will update with the results!!
Best of luck to the other 2 contestants:
Kim & Kerryn!
They have both done AMAZING work!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Moving... The Good, The Bad & The Hopeful!

Wellllll for those of you that aren't following my moving saga...
We have thought for months that we were moving back to Florida (my home town)
We have just been realizing recently that financially it is just not really working. The economy here is much better than it is in Jacksonville, FL. Matt has a good, stable job here and we have not been affected too much by the economic problems that some other cities are facing (besides gas prices!!) So we are resigned to the fact that we might be staying here for awhile.

We had been renting a house, and we had given notice to our landlord a couple months ago that we were leaving at the end of June (yep- in approx 1 week!) So our landlord took the opportunity to put the house up for sale, and wouldn't you know it? The first couple that looked at it wanted it (I think it has something to do with my SUPERB decorating skills ;) LOL!)

Soooo..... we have to find another place quick!
Enter- "The House" (see pic below)
The house of my dreams.... and at an unbelievable price!
We find out on Monday or Tuesday (hopefully) if we get the house or not....
If you pray- please send one up for us!
I have been praying like

a mad woman for the past few days!!

I will keep you guys posted! In the meantime,
I guess I better start packing!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eye Candy

Just some recent pages.....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Week 9 Contest Entry...

OK here we are at Week 9 of the 10 week contest
"Last Scrap Addict Standing"
We are down to 4 contestants and every week gets
harder and harder!

The challenge?
1. Highlight your favorite technique
2. Use the word "ONE" in your title
3. Use a non-scrapbook item on your layout

WHEW!! Here is my page
"One Hot Guy" Featuring the "hot guy" in my life- Matt!
The technique I featured was layering & texture
(my favorite right now!)

and I added pennies to my page as a play off the word "one"

I am anxiously awaiting the results and hoping
I make it to the FINAL 3!

This has been an amazing challenge contest and
I have REALLY enjoyed participating!
I definitely recommend joining a similar contest to anyone
that has the opportunity!

Very Exciting!!
I found out last week (while I was sick)
that I have been chosen for 2 new Design Teams!!

I can't wait to jump on board with both teams-
they are both awesome sites with awesome ladies!!
Thank you for this opportunity!!!!

If you are looking for a great kit club
or just an awesome message board-

check out these 2 sites!
The ladies have welcomed me with open arms-
and I know they will welcome you the same way!
There are awesome kits & lots of great challenges!
Check us out!!

Monday, June 16, 2008


I am so sorry for the delay guys!!
I was sick last week with Strep Throat and it was AWFUL!!
I am back now- and feeling good! I even got some scrapping done!

ANYWAY!! Thanks to all of you who entered my RAK contest-
I had my daughter pick a number from all the entries


Congrats Girl!
PM me your info and I will get your RAK out this week!

Week 8 of the "Last Scrap Addict Standing" Contest
There are only 5 of us left...
Last week the challenge was to scraplift one of the other 4 contestants pages.
I absolutely loved the page "Bette Davis Eyes" by Michelle W.
I copied hers pretty closely, but I made my page "10 random things" about me.
Here they are:
1. I get Migraines
2. Hate Beans (except green beans)
3. Scared of Heights
4. Love Animals
5. Too Sensitive
6. Love the Sun on my Face
7. Hate to Clean
8. Wish I Could Dance
9. Tenderhearted
10. Fav. coffee: Peppermint Mocha

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

sorry there has been no update or winner announced! I have been home in bed sick with strep throat since Sat morning. I am on antibiotics now and hoping to be up and about tomorrow or Wed. I will update again later! thanks for your patience!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Feeling Overwhelmed & Thankful... PLUS! A RAK!!

WOW!! When it rains- it POURS!
This has been an amazing scrapbook week for me!
Besides all the wonderful things I have already posted that have happened this week, I found out that I won the May DT challenge on the Crop Addict site AS WELL AS being featured as their Layout of the Week (2 different layouts)! How Fabulous!!
I honestly can't believe it!!
I can't tell you how excited and proud I feel! I am so honored!!!!
Thank You so much!!!

ALSO! Very Exciting!
I completed my 100th layout of the year!!! Yippeee!!
To celebrate such a great scrapping week --
I am offering a SPECIAL RAK!
Just leave me a comment on this post with your name & MB info and
I will randomly draw a name at the end of the weekend!
You have until Sunday night June 8th at 10pm CST to sign up!!
Thanks again for all your support~
I appreciate each and every one of you!!
Good Luck!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I've got bragging rights!!

How Fun!
I just found out that I am the FEATURED SCRAPBOOKER
on the popular blog "Just Your Average Scrapbook"
Thanks SOOOOO Much Annette!
This is such an amazing honor & it makes my day!!

Please check it out & spread the word about her blog!
The blog features different scrapbookers & their pages every week!!

OK here is my page for WEEK 7 of the
Last Scrap Addict Standing contest.
The challenge for this week was to make a page featuring yourself
using the name of a song as the title. I used the song -
"It's My Life" by No Doubt
(on my playlist!) and journaled about things I like @ the age of 30.

I am very excited to report that I am through to week 8-
we are now down to the top 5 and the competition is REALLY fierce!
Check back next week to see the page I submit and see if
I make it on to week 9!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ok! I promised you pages & here they are!
These are the Layouts I made for the June Guest DT spot for the kit club Scrapbook Sussies!
The first 3 were made with the new Basic Grey "Sugared" Line.
The last 3 were made with the new Bo Bunny "Star Struck" line.
Both were new this year at CHA!

These layouts feature my 4 great kids-
I promised them I would make at least one page for each of them
(they wanted to be FAMOUS!)

Have a wonderful day & thanks so much for looking!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Well June is HERE! Happy Summer Everyone!
As many of you know- I am a June Guest Designer for the Kit company

I am very excited!
I have playing with the FABULOUS kit all week and I am so thrilled to have 6 layouts made- with PLENTY of goodies left over!
This kit is PACKED!

I was ECSTATIC to find out that the kit features the new Basic Grey line: "Sugared"-
I have been drooling over that paper ever since it was first unveiled!

The kit also features the new Bo Bunny line "Star Struck."
This line is perfect for boy pages!
Good for me too- I find boy pages to be pretty tough!!

Here is a look at the kit:

Sooooo... you wanna see my pages? Well you are going to have to wait!
I promise to post them soon though, so check back in!!

Oh- and stop by the website if you get a chance!
Have a GREAT evening :)