Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Cyber Crop

This past week, I have been busy hosting Scrap4Life's October Cyber Crop!  It was a lot of fun!  It was a week long crop this time.  I also did some of my own challenges!  I was able to get 5 layouts done this week!  Not too bad!  Check them out!

I just love this tie on Jeremy!  He looks like such a big boy!!  

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, 3 Bugs in a Rug PP, 3 Bugs in a Rug Large Alphas, Heidi Swapp Chipboard Letters, Buttons, Stampin' Up ink, Chocolate Zig Writer

I just adore this photo of Jaz! This was taken over a year ago!  Where does time go???

Supplies Used:  Bazzill Cardstock, Making Memories Patterned Paper (Noteworthy Collection), Kaiser Craft Blooms, Scenic Route Letter Stickers, American Craft Thickers, Buttons, Stampin' Up Ink (Classic Black)

Here is Bianca with her friends in preschool!  

Supplies Used:  Fancy Pants Patterned Paper, Fancy Pants Die Cuts, American Craft Thickers, Jouranling Card (unknown), Stampin' Up ink (Classic Black), Black Zig Writer

My little charmer!  

Supplies Used:  Basic Grey Sugared Collection (Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Letter Stickers, Die Cut Stickers), Making Memories Glimmer Brads, October Afternoon Journaling Card, Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, Chocolate Zig Writer, Stampin' Up ink (Chocolate Chip)

And here's a layout I did of my beautiful niece, Brianna!  I just love this photo of her!  And they are coming to visit in a few days!!  I can't wait!!!

Supplies Used:  Basic Grey Sugared Collection (Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Die Cut Stickers, Alphas), Top Line Creations Bling Heart,  Stampin' Up ink (Chocolate Chip), Chocolate Zig Writer

And I'll leave you with one of my scripture cards I did this past week for Faith Sisters' weekly scripture challenges...{God's} Word.

Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:25 "My soul clings to dust, revive me according to your word."

Have a blessed week!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Festival

Yesterday, we spent the afternoon at the Pumpkin Festival with my sister-in-law and her family!  It was a perfect day!  The kids had a wonderful time and I had a wonderful time just watching them having fun!!  We first made our way through the Corn Maze!  We ran into a few dead ends but eventually made our way out! 

After about 10 minutes in the maze, Bianca did not find this too fun!! hehe!  Such a girlie girl!

Afterwards, the kids played in the pumpkin patch for awhile.  They LOVED it!

I practically had to bribe Daniel to take this picture.  hehe!

Love this photo I got of Bianca!  
Is that sweet or what?!  And she was able to pick that pumpkin up!  

I think Jeremy had the most fun with the pumpkins!  He just loved picking them up and moving them all around!

So it's not the best shot of the 4 kids together but it was the only decent one I got.  I could not get them all to look at me or stay still!  Oh well!!

Oh, and they had the cutest little maze for the little ones.  Here's Bianca and Jaz running through the maze!  

It was a wonderful afternoon!!  

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Scripture Challenges to share!

Just wanted to share these two "scripture cards" that I made a couple of weeks ago for the Faith Sister's Scripture Challenges.  These challenges have been so wonderful!  It is a great way to study God's Word.  I am even keeping a notebook of other verses I have found related to the different subjects.  Unfortunately, I can't fit all the verses on my card.  So I have been using the verse from the bible that spoke to me the most!  

When I saw the word "treasure", I was a bit confused at first.  As I read Patter's devotion on "treasure", God was immediately speaking to me!  I knew I  had to do some re-prioritizing in my life!  With our busy lives, we tend to put God at the end of our "to-do" list.  I know I am guilty of this.  I am working everyday to put God first in all I do.  And when I forget, I now have my little card I can pull out to remind me!  I chose the following two verses for my card this week:

Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."

Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be."


I loved this week's scripture challenge on God's "leading"!  These past few weeks I have felt God speaking to me in so many different forms.  Following his lead is not always easy, matter of fact, it can be very hard at times.  For years, I have always done things my way and well, that got me nowhere!  I ask God every day to lead me in the right path and when I start to detour from that path, to give me the strength to get right back on it!  I chose the following verses for this week's card:

Psalm 25:5 "Guide me in your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."

I am also very excited!  Faith Sisters is having a nine week challenge...the challenge: "The True Meaning of Christmas"  I can't wait to get started!  I think I'm going to do a mini album that will be easy to share with the kids!  And they are offering a free digital kit to get started!  Although, I don't digi scrap, I downloaded it anyways!  It's gorgeous!  Go check them out!

Baby Boot Camp here I come!

I did it!  I signed up for Baby Boot Camp even though my babies are now going to be two years old!  eek!!  I have got to lose this weight!  I've gone to two of the classes and the girls from the group are great!!  And Jazlyn and Jeremy love it!!  They just find it hilarious to see mommy jumping up and down like a mad woman!  haha!  What I love is that it is more than just a work out group, it's also a social group.  I've already been to one of their playdates with the twins and they loved it!!  Now, to see this weight start disappearing!  Wish me luck, ladies!!

Now, on to some are two more projects I did using the October Kit from  And can you believe I still have 2 more projects in process using this kit?!  Wow!  It's really a lot of product for the price, ladies!!  There are still a few kits available!!  

These photos are 10 years old!  eek!  That's me and Daniel when he was just a little baby!  Where does the time go?!!  I don't know if you can tell from the photo or not, but I was terrified of those deers!!  They kept attacking me for food!  The things you do for your kids!  LOL!

Just a little card I made using the October kit.  It was inspired by a card I saw in one of the card magazines.  Sorry, I can't remember which magazine it was now.

Ugh!  I can't believe it's Thursday already!  Carlos and I have a date tonight!  We are going to go watch the movie "Fireproof".  I've been wanting to go for some time now.  But if it wasn't one thing, it was another!  I think we are finally going to be able to make it!  Yeah!!

Have a blessed weekend!  It's a 3-day weekend here!  Kids are home from school tomorrow!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Silly Sock Day!

Bianca had "Silly Sock Day" at school on Friday!  I don't think this was "silly" but it was way too cute!!  Now, Bianca has a little "crush" on a boy name Justice at school.  How cute is that?!  So when she refused to smile for the camera, I said "Come on....Say 'Justice'"  Look at that face!  haha!!  I love it!!! 

I was also able to do a couple more layouts with the October Kit from!!  I am so lovin' this October Afternoon paper!  I just ordered some more of it!!!  Can't wait to get it!!!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  May it be filled with many blessings from up above!!  

Oh, almost forgot!  I used Sketch #84 from Mojoholder for this next layout!  

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Another layout....

using the October Kit from Scrap4Life!  I am so addicted to these October Afternoon papers!  I really want to get my hands on some of their other collections!! I also used a sketch from the Stuck? blog!  They have some really great sketches over there.  You guys should check it out!

This is my silly baby girl, Jazlyn!!  Looks like I'm gonna have another girlie girl on my hands!  Help me!!!  lol!  

Enjoy the rest of your week!  May it be filled with God's blessing!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

World Cardmaking Day!

It was an awesome time at the Scrap4Life World Cardmaking Day crop!!  If you haven't had a need to stop by the Scrap4Life is overflawing with some awesome card creations!!  I didn't get to make nearly as many cards as I had planned but that's what happens when you have 4 kids that need you...two who are toddler twins!  lol!  But I am pleased that I was able to get a few cards done.  Take a look...

Challenge:  Use no patterned paper

Challenge:  Create card that would fit in a business size envelope

Challenge:  Use buttons and brads

Challenge:  Use funny sentiment or image on card

Challenge:  Layer ribbon

Challenge:  Make a birthday card

Challenge: Make a Christmas Card

Oh, and just want to share another layout I did using the October Kit from Scrap4Life!!  This kit is awesome!!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Join Me!

Hey chicas!  Join me over at Scrap4Life today!  I'm hosting Scrap4Life's World Cardmaking Day Crop!!!   Jodie (the S4L owner) has some great prize giveaways!!!  

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

S4L October Kit!

The S4L October Kit is now available for purchase here!  It is gorgeous!!  The papers from October Afternoon are amazing!!!!  Check out the kit!!

Here are a couple of layouts I created with the kit!  You can see what the other S4L girls did here!