Thursday, March 29, 2007

Misery Scrapping

OK, that title sounded harsh... but... my baby girl is sick! She has a fever, throwing up! The full she-bang! I can't get her to keep ANYTHING down! T was so cute and kept checking on her. I would have to throw him out because I don't want HIM to catch it! I am going to try and get her into the doctor today!

Anyway... while she was pacing back and forth from the bed to the potty, T was watching his "new" movies! We pulled out the old VCR and a bunch of E's OLD Disney movies! He watched Lion King and Bug's Life after seeing them all at Disney last week! He was set! AND... I hit my scrap table! Does that make me a horrible mom? She is ELEVEN and very self-sufficient when hitting the pot! I make sure she keeps the fluids and tries to eat... she makes it in the toilet! I can't sit with her the entire time... so I scrapped! Can you tell I am trying to make me feel better?

Here is what I got done though...
So big... journaling: what was once my baby boy is now... so very big! Supplies: Bazzill, Scenic Route, Pressed Petals, White Sharpie, Zig Writer
989.2... journaling: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, and a whole lot of miles. 989.2 to be exact! We challenge you to find better riders than these kids. We are making miles of memories. Disney here we come Supplies: Bazzill, Scenic Route, FIFTEEN photos, cats eye chalk ink, zig writer, KI alpha soup
Off to call the doctor!
Lights Out!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Happy Hump Day...

Yes... it is Wednesday... still waiting on some rain that they have been promising us! Watching 7th graders take standardized tests! And wishing I was home scrapping!

Forgot to post this... I started it before our trip and didn't know where to go with it! Then it came to me in the car... I couldn't wait to get back to work on it... but the Mouse was calling!
Supplies: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Scenic Route patterned paper (hand cut), Heidi Swapp ghost letters, Karen Foster Brads, White sharpie for outline and hand journaling! I took that photo TOO!
Hope to grab some sushi today for lunch! Yummy!
And at some point I need to start a wedding album for my nephew and future neice! I can't wait to work on it! They are so cute! He was our ring bearer FIFTEEN years ago, and now T is HIS! Is that not just fun?
Sorry for the boring post!
Lights Out!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Scrappy Crop...

I think it was a success... nice little bunch of women to hang out with! Great challenges! And quite a few people got a lot done! I got a lot of CHATTING done, and not so much scrapping! I did get an altered project done THAT night, and completed a challenge yesterday that will count!
My Mind's Eye Magnet Board ~ Michael's ribbon, Making Memories brad, Basic Grey magnet tie back, and flashing from Home Depot!
Beyond ~ Crate Paper patterned paper and alphas, Bazzill cardstock, flower punch, EK colored pencils for doodling, white Sharpie for hand journaling
Have another layout on my table at home... so want to be there instead of these standardized testings!
Come check out Scrappy Arts The challenges go through Friday! I think we have solved the sign in issues! Grand Opening contest info is even published on Pub Calls AND Scrapsubmit! We are BIG time, huh?
Lights Out!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Copy Cat!

Got this from Lisa's blog and thought what the heck... I will do it in between pretending to teach!

What time is it 12:10 pm
What's your full name Alicia Brooke Merrifield
What are you most afraid of Losing my children
What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a Theater Premonition
Place of birth Las Vegas
Favorite food Anything I don't have to cook
What's your natural hair color NOW... dirty blonde
Ever been to Alaska no
Ever been toilet paper rolling yes
Love someone so much it made you cry yes
Been in a car accident yes
Croutons or bacon bits Croutons
Favorite day of the week I teach... Saturday and Sunday
Favorite restaurant This changes regularly
Favorite Flower Tulips
Favorite sport to watch Baseball... but live is the best
Favorite drink DR PEPPER (are there others?)
Favorite ice cream Meant Chocolate Chip
Disney or Warner Brothers Disney
Ever been on a ship Yes
What color is your bedroom carpet No carpet, wood floors
How many times did you fail your driver's test Written-none, driving-once
What do you do when you are bored Scrapbook (i don't have time to be bored)
Bedtime 10:00 pm
Favorite TV show Greys Anatomy
Last person you went to dinner with Chuck and the kids
What are your favorite colors Red, Navy, black
How many tattoos do you have None
How many pets do you have two (a dog and a bearded dragon)
What do you want to do before you die See my grandkids
Haveyou ever been to Hawaii Yes
Have you been to countries outside USA Yes
Time this survey ended 121:17pm

OK... and REALLY weird... over half of my answers are the same as Lisa's! How cool is THAT?

I think Cassie needs to do this too!

Lights Out!

Thursday, March 22, 2007


OK... so I was bathing T last night and he told me he loved me... being goofy, I said, "Oh yeah... and why do you love me?"

His response stopped me in my tracks... he said, "Because you love me!"

Just LOVE that guy!

Lights Out!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

We are back!

Wow... what a whirlwind trip! I finally got to see my photos TODAY! All 1027 of them! Here is ONE of us from the Monday at Magic Kingdom! I can't even begin to share everything! It was awesome! We had some very jam packed days, and then some days where it was just the four of us and we took it slowly! Just way too much fun!

As far as Scrappy Arts! We are hanging in there! We just got our 50th member today! The Grand Opening contest is going great, we have a fun little challenge we are going to announce, and then one big shibang coming up in April! Make sure you come check it all out!
Alrighty then... back to actual work... I have a four day trip to finish planning for 72 seventh graders... any one want to join me!
Lights Out!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Cassie... ROCKS!

She fixed my blog! I NOW have titles! I played a mean trick on her... she was not amused as she would say, but I got a load of giggles out of it!

She told me to go look, to see if it worked... I told her it was GONE and what did she do? She was panicking...

And I finally typed a small... just kidding!

Love you, girl!

Lights Out!


OK... so by this time everyone is aware that we are going to Disney and leave at the end of the week! Every morning we count how many "wake ups" are left until we leave. Here is a conversation with a four-year-old on the phone with his aunt...

Penny: How many more wake-ups, T?
Mom: Nope, only SIX!
Penny: What is wrong?
T: Mom keeps changing her mind!

He apparently doesn't realize yet that we are counting down, so the numbers DO change... not my MIND! What a cutie!

So what is today's "wake up" count... THREE!

Lights Out!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Grand Opening Contest!

We hope you have had some time to get in and get to know some of us crazy people over at Scrappy Arts. It is Cassie's and my intentions to have a board that lets you grow both in your scrapping as well as in your life due to your scrapping. Scrapbooking is so much more than just a hobby! We want to see just how you let scrapbooking be involved in your life...

So... with that said! How has Scrapbooking Enhanced your Life? Nothing more... Nothing less... Just share with us! Please submit a photo/scan of your completed one or two page layout to by midnight CST on March 31, 2007 - Wiiners will be announced by April 3rd, 2007

Our sponsors for this contest are...

Home Scrap Club
Coordinates Collections

Please check out their sites and see the wonderful kits that they offer! Can't wait to see your stuff!

Friday, March 02, 2007


Come on by and hang out for a bit! For now we are just letting everyone get to know each other... then let the parties and contests begin!

Phew... Finally a weekend with no pressure. We are thinking of taking the kiddos to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo... the nation's LARGEST rodeo! Thought they would love to see the animals and carnival! Won't compare to Disney! Oh...

Should I NOW mention that we leave ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! We are driving and taking it slow... we will make one stop and meet up with Chuck's parents, drive for a bit on Saturday and meet up with the rest of the group, then a SHORT drive to see THE MOUSE!

Come and play with us at Scrappy Arts! You can also click that killer BANNER that I made all by myself! Can you tell I am proud of myself?

Lights Out!