Sunday, September 28, 2008


I got my chunky book cupcake fronts done today, so I just need to finish the backs and find a great cupcake recipe to share. Anyone know a good cupcake recipe? I also got 19 scrappages done.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

This is a portrait of my friend Maureen who's two year old stayed up til 11pm and got up at 5am. No, just kidding, but this is what she sounded like on the phone. Luckily we are getting away for a little reprieve and some scrappin. YEAH!
This is the sample for the MOM and ME class I am teaching at the Red Bee on Saturday, Oct 18th. There are a few spots left if you want to sign up call the Red Bee.
This is a layout I did lastnight with the new Laundry Line.
...and, this is Henry with his California Map, done! and turned in! YEAH!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Biggest Loser

Today is weigh-in day at the Biggest Loser at CCS. We are going to play at work. The biggest loser wins the pot and the scale. Here are the rules:

Biggest Loser at CCS!
Who’s ready to play? Here are the details below.
Sign up sheet is in the lounge if you are interested in playing I’ll go buy as scale.

1. “HAVE FUN”, Eat healthy, and exercise.
2. The first weigh in will be on Friday Sept. 26 from 12:15-12:45pm
. Subsequent weigh-ins will be every Friday from 3:15-3:45.
3. The final weigh in will be on December 19th at 12:15-12:45pm
(11 WEEKS)
4. Weigh-ins will occur every Friday from 3:15-3:45 (unless otherwise stated (on Light the Night week, we will weigh-in on Wednesday 10/29 at 3:15-3:45) and we will skip Thanksgiving week.
5. There is a $5 registration fee which “MUST” be paid during your first weigh in.
6. (You can join at any time during the first three weeks but the longer you wait the harder it will be to win)
7. All monies owing to the pot should be paid during the time of weigh in or prior to the following weigh in. (So if you have a bad week, be prepared break out the spare change)
8. There will be a $1 weigh in fee per week applied to all contestants.
9. There will be a penalty fee of $1 applied if your weight stays the same.
10. There will be a penalty fee of $1 if you miss weighing in. This dollar will be combined with the weekly weigh in fee of $1, for a total of $2 dollars each time you miss a weigh in.
11. There will be a penalty fee of $1 added for each pound gained. (i.e. Gain 3 pounds, you owe $3)
12. Only weights recorded on the Biggest Loser scales on Friday will be recognized. (You will not be able to submit your weight via e-mail or after the fact. So unless you are sick, have made other weigh in arrangements or cannot make it in due to weather, a $2 penalty will be applied.)
13. The winner will be the person who loses the largest percentage of body weight. (start at 200 pounds and lose 10 pounds and you have lost 5%)…[(Start weight - Finish Weight) X 100 / Start weight = percentage lost.]
14. A percentage of the pot will be used to pay for the scale. At the end of the contest the winner will be awarded the scale and “ALL” funds collected by the pot.
15. “Challenge your friends and LOSE WEIGHT”
16. No weight will be published and no one will be on television.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I am teaching about the Pacific Islands Tapa Cloth that originated by the indigenous peoples from the islands of Tonga and Samoa. They actually made the cloth from the bark of trees. Today, you can find Hawaiian shirt patterns that were inspired by this ancient artform.
This is the new girls basketball sweatshirt design, designed by Cheri Sains. I love the flames. I think I'll order one for myself, though I don't play basketball.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I am told that this dog and her girl have a new blog. I'd like to see it. Megan, if you stop by, leave me a comment and a link to your blog so I can check it out. Also, if you need more pics of Abby I have them too. Isn't she cute, she's a labradoodle.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday MOM

So excited to say Happy Birthday Mom! I love this picture of us. I am so thankful to you for all you do for us. Hope you have a wonderful day. I love you, Jenn

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Circus Postcard

Here is my postie for the Sunday Postcard Challenge. Oh how much fun it would be to fly on the trapeeze.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

new book

So I got this new book in the mail called Adrienne Looman's Doodle Formula, the step-by-step guide to creating the perfect doodle. I love to doodle, so this was right up my ally. I am having lots of fun. I've made a self portrait postcard that I think I'll keep and not trade, and I am hoping to add some of my doodles in my scrapbook pages this weekend. Thanks Adrienne.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's Your Birthday

It's your Birthday!
Born to be wild,
born to be outrageous,
Born to live your life out loud,
born to be courageous....
Born to make some mischief,
born to Rock'n Roll,
Born to spread your wings and Fly,
born to bare your soul...
Born to be a dreamer,
born to Dare and Do,
Born to make the world a better place because you're you.
Happy Born-to-be-You Day!
Happy Birthday Emma!
(thanks for the great card Jenna and Megan)

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Nothing new to share. I've been running around to work and practices this week. So here are a couple of postcards from a couple of weeks back.

Monday, September 8, 2008

In Between 2 of 5

This is my excuse for not getting any art done over the weekend. The softball season has begun and Emma played 5 games over the weekend, in which I watched all of them. I am hoping to get my postcard challenges done later today. What did you do over the weekend besides art?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Creative Angels

oooh, I just had a few minutes to finish these up today. They are for a painted page atc swap. The idea is to take a page from an old book and paint on it. I like the idea of a creativity angel. I must have one near by, because it is so much a need for me to be creative. Not much time though, back to work and school and soccer and softball. Some of my favorite s words besides scrappin. oooh, sleep is another good one. Goodnight.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

meet the teach

No artwork to upload today, I was busy with the kids at "meet the teacher." Tomorrow is the big day, first day of school. I imagine it will be quite busy, so I took as many photos as I could today.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Just some pics from the weekend. We brought home a new pet from the Orange International Street Fair, a $3 feeder fish. The kids got their hair spray painted and we celebrated at the Wonder's block party with swimming and baseball and posing by the Christmas Tree in the middle of the street in August. Maybe that will be our Christmas card picture this year. Thinking about it.


Just some scrap pages I did at the Red Bee on Friday night. It was great to get out and get some pages done. Hope to do it again soon.