Friday, June 26, 2009

HUGE news...

At the beginning of this month the announcement was made that there would be an opening on the design team at Scrapfreak. I bit the bullet and decided that I needed to apply since I love the site and all of the people so much! Well, I got great news! I was selected to be part of Team Freak!!!!!!! I am so excited to join the team. I love all the girls and can't wait to work with them.

Sun poisoning

Lou and I took Amy's girls to the Potter Park zoo yesterday. It was really cool. We bought a membership to the John Ball Park zoo this year and Potter Park is one of the recipricoal zoos we get to go to with our membership.
We mainly went because they have a Rhino exhibit, but when we got there we found out that they are redoing the exhibit, so there are no Rhinos right now!
While we were there the skies opened and there was a heavy downpur for about 10 minutes. We did find cover inside the feline exhibit, but not before we were all soaking wet. The bonus was that it really cooled us off! The girls were so well-behaved. I thought being soaking wet would ruin their fun, but they didn't seem to mind.
I want to go back in the fall when it cools off a bit! Oh and when the Rhino exhibit is open again.

Well, after all the fun we had I got in the car and felt weird bumps on my cheeks. By the time we got home, it had spread down my neck. Now it is on my face, neck, and arms. And, it's most likely sun poisoning. It doesn't hurt or itch just more annoying and I feel like I look weird!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Get Meaningful Lesson

There is a new lesson today on the Get Meaningful blog. Lesson 14 is about beliefs. This was a hard one for me at first because my beliefs are sort of off the wall. I am a Christian, but I don't believe that going to church and telling the world you are a Christian is all there is to it. So, in a lot of ways, I don't agree with a lot of peoples lifestyles. Oh well, to each their own. As long as I live my life in a way that I feel is right and I'm happy, that's what matters!

So after that tangent, here is the mini I made for this lesson:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A nice Father's Day

Mother's Day and Father's Day have always been a big deal to me. I am very fortunate to have GREAT parents. When my brother and I were trying to figure out what to get my Dad for Father's Day, we had a hard time. My Dad has everything! So we decided since he like golf so much, the guys would take him golfing. I sent Lou in my place, because I don't golf! The guys enjoyed their time together, but neither Lou or Jason had a very good game. After golf we went to my brother's new place for dinner. It was nice sitting around with the family.

I made my Dad a 6x12 LO card instead of just a regular card. It was inspired by the Freaky Friday challenge at You can find the challenge here. And here is my LO:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FREE class at

Just a bit of info to get everyone thinking about the July Class at

With the kids out of school, and most you taking some time to relax, its the perfect time to work on this fun mini-album!

Here are Bree's top 5 reasons why you should play!
1. You'll learn a fun new way to create your own mini-album using just cardstock!
2. The class is super easy... no deep topics or hard challenges, making it PERFECT for the summer
3. We'll be documenting some of you favorites in a fun new way!
4. I will be providing lots of ideas to help you get jump-started. If your mojo has been missing lately this could be a great way to restart it!
5. Last, you know I love give-aways so I am sure I will come up with some kind of challenge or prize. AND I am going to Singapore, so the prize my include something fun from overseas!

Friday, June 19, 2009

School's out for the summer...

No more papers, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks! (is that how it goes?) I have loved going back to school, but I can say I am very happy that today was my last day. I should have my grades on Monday. Oh, and other good school news... I got a letter in the mail letting me know that I qualify for $1476 in financial aid!! It's not a ton, but it will help for sure.

In other news, I tried the Morning Star burgers tonight. I had the Tomato Basil Pizza burger. It was REALLY good. Now I want to try some of thier other foods.

Well, that's it for me today. Lou is on vacation starting tomorrow, so hopefully we will get some stuff done in the yard.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bad blogger...

So, I started a blog, then just let it go. I guess I need to get over the fact that I feel like I don't have much going on that is "blog worthy" and just blog what is really going on in my life.

A few fun things with me lately...

1. A friend of mine, Jessica Bree, is doing a year long scrap class called Get Meaningful. She has asked me to be part of her DT. It was such an honor to be asked to join her since I am a HUGE fan of her work. You can see the blog here.

2. Only one more day of school. I have to take an exam and then attend one last class! I am enjoying school, but I am ready for a break!

3. I am almost done paying for my car! It will be such a relief to have car payments behind me.

I will leave you with a few of the LO's I have done recently.