Monday, July 31, 2006

My turn to push my favorite site.

Yep! That's right it's my turn. My friend Christy has completely revamped her site at Butternug Squash Designs. She has redesigned her forum, it is soo pretty. On top of that she has added a gallery there too. You have got to go check it out. The forum when it's hopping can be a real blast. It can get a little crazy sometimes. Especially if we don't get enough sleep becuase we're too busy chatting. Oh! That reminds me she also added a chat room in there too. She has done so much work you reeeeeally have to go check it out.

As a matter of fact right now she has a Sketch Challenge that just started. The prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to her store! How awesome is that!

On top of all that she is also going to move her release date for new kits to Wednesday. Gives you a chance to stop and shop since then you don't have to try to hit all the new release sales at once on Friday. So stop by and visit us and check out my gallery there. I'm going to try to finish moving all my layouts over there by the end of September. See the moving to Pocatello is going to slow me down alittle but I will get it all moved eventually. Later I will try to post my latest layouts here. Maybe later tonight. Toodles!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Here I am again

another night of not being able to sleep. Tonight Phil signed the papers saying what his preferences are for the layoff. We are going to request Pocatello as our first choice, and Boise as our second choice. I called the real-estate agent today to get the ball rolling there. I am now getting the nerve up to tell my friends that we will be gone in like a month. As soon as Phil gets the up front money to go looking for a new place we will probably go and look for a place to live. Of course our real-estate agent is really an awesome agent. We've seen her at work so we know this for a fact! I'll have her line up some places for us to go see when we go to Idaho, in the mean time she can work on selling the house. I tell you a forced move is no fun. I will probably be lucky to make my one layout a week commitment right now, but that's just the way it will be. I just hope we can pull if off by Labor Day weekend. Well I'm going to take some Advil and head off to bed to stare at the ceiling.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

I guess it's not Salt Lake City that we're going to be looking at but Pocatello Idaho.  It's a scary thing trying to figure if we really want to up root our family to move.  I have just spent too many nights laying and thinking.  I just need to stop thinking.  But it looks like that's what we're going to be doing.
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Over at Rossi Farm

they have an area for kids complete with mini tractors.  At the time Francis was obsessed with

tractors and such.  Before we left

Francis had to try out the little John Deer tractors.  I happened across this photo and am not sure

what we used to photograph it with.  I

scrapped this with the kit Delightful Daisies by Christy Sturm at Butternug

Squash Designs.  The Word art is from the

kit Joy by Vera Lim at Vera Lim Designs. 

The Date stamp was a freebie from Jen Star Designs.

Ok I know it's been awhile since I've updated or posted a layout.  So here is one I did for the newest kit out at Butternug Squash Designs.  I'll put the credits below the layout.

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One of the old photos

I took with this cheap digi cameral that DH had for all of about 1 month.(Talk

about a piece of trash!)  Francis fell to

the floor playing around with Bryce.  Then

Bryce did the same thing.  Then I saw

this cute layout at Rakscraps by heb1976 and decided it needed to be

scraplifted. I used the kit Delightful Daisies by Christy Sturm at Butternug

Squash Design. Tag is from her kit True Blue Buddy, and the fiber is from the

Conservatory Collection. Font is Crack Babies from Dafont

Friday, July 21, 2006

Do You Like Bubble Wrap?

Hee hee too much fun. Found this from a link on JennStars Blog. It was too fun to pass up. So I'm going to post it real quick like before I go off to bed. Bubble Wrap is Fun!

Monday, July 17, 2006

You Have Got To Check It Out!

Over at Butternug Squash Designs the new Gallery is up and running! The Creative Team has started posting layouts too. I tell you I wish I know how Christy gets it all done. I get tired just looking at all that she does for the site, design a new kit or 2 every week, and take care of her family on top of it all! I tell you is is just awesome. I am glad to know her. She also has a chat room set up too! I am sooo excited! Tomorrow I'm going to get started and upload some of my latest layouts into the gallery. Stop by leave a note in the forum and post a few layouts too.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Surplused AGAIN!

Yep Qwest is going to close the Portland CS office. Phil just got his 90day notice this Thursday. I am totally bummed. They say if he works in one of the wireless kiosks in the mall he has the potential to earn more money than he does now. Then again we could move to Salt Lake City and he would have the same position. I'm really hoping he will be one of the people offered to go there as a manager, that would mean a raise. If anyone out there in homeschool land, and digiscrap land lives there and can give me some insight I would really love it. Right now we are so up in the air about everything. I don't want him to rush with a decision, but then again if the potential to move is there I want him to make it known too. If you know what I mean. I still haven't told the co-op or anyone local about it. Phil's family I know would not want us to move. *sigh* What to do, what to do.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Or this one?
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Madelines' Birthday page 2?

Wellllllll...I'm still not sure which one to post but I chose the one that says Madeline not the one that says Queen of the day!  I figure that I'll post both of them either way.  You can tell me which you prefer.
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Madelines' Birthday

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Ring Ring

Do you know how difficult it is to find the driver to the USB cord for your phone? Well I do! You know it has taken almost 2 days of searching the internet? Well it did! So if anyone out there has been to the Sprint store and gotten a cable (and of course they don't carry the drivers)with no driver! Try out this site. FutureDial
Hopefully this will help some poor soul out there searching the internet like me.

On another note I sure hope others out there had a great Fourth of July. We sure did. We of course did our annual party at our old neighborhood. With great food, great friends, and of course great fireworks! This year Ken managed to not try blowing of a few fingers. It was Paul who did the oopsy and had a motar go off on the launch pad. EVERYONE got showered with sparks. They were this very pretty blue color but still not fun. Phils mom and step dad came to watch the show, but his sister and brother inlaw had to work which was a bummer. This year surprixingly Phil even let Bryce blow up things. Which really jazzed him. I could have taken photos but I always had to wait till backs were turned since I always got these hammed up poses. I do wish they wouldn't always do that so I could just once get that special light in their eyes that says just how happy they are at the moment. I did get some awesome firework shots though. Check them out! While I go run some errands.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Fourth of July America!

A piece of word art from the kit Army of One at Butternug Squash Designs says it all. This is for all the service men and women out there risking their lives for our freedoms. The right to free speech, freedom to worship as we please, freedom to even put down the Predsident of the United States of America. It all comes at the expense of lives. Good American Men and Women that are out there everday fighting for us. GOD BLESS AMERICA!