Saturday, July 30, 2011

Missing St. Barths

I have done a bit of scrapping the last couple of days unfortunately most of it is Design Team work so I won't be showing it yet.

Everyone would really have laughed at me yesterday if they could have seen me parked in front of my mom's house in my RV frantically typing on my computer (using my mom's wifi) with my 5 kids sitting patiently waiting for me to finish. Hilarious! My mom didn't even know I was out there. It was later in the evening and I didn't want to descend on my parents with a house full of kids and me just sitting and typing on a computer. My mom eventually noticed us and came out and visited with the kids until I finished up.

I had to go over there in the RV because as I have mentioned I only have use of a pickup right now and it only holds 3 of my kids and doesn't have air conditioning. My hubby is flying today and promises to rent a mini van for me to use. I will wait and see if that happens. I was supposed to use my father in laws van but unfortunately when I drove it home it broke down and since it is a "spare" car he isn't going to get it fixed right now. (sigh) Anyway, my RV is the only vehicle that would hold us all and I had to get my Friday Fav post done for the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog.

Has anyone been able to get any scrapping done lately?? I have noticed a slow down on most of the sites I have been checking out (when I can) this summer.

We just passed the record number of days in July with 100 degree temperatures here in Oklahoma. I wonder how long this streak will go on. It will probably end when I leave to drive back to Nevada! lol

I'm missing being on vacation (even though I guess I am technically still on vacation. ha) I miss relaxing with my friends and hubby by the pool, having happy hour with snacks and cold beers and reading books constantly on my Kindle...

I will end with a photo of my sweet old dog, Sophie. She told me she needed equal face time on my blog! LOL (jk)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Going Into Withdrawl!

I'm dying here in Oklahoma without Internet service! It has really shown me how addicted I am to being on the computer. I am going to hurry and write this post because I'm worried I will lose access at any minute. (well, I lost the Internet connection and I am sitting over at my mom's house right now trying to upload this. It has been about 5 days since I wrote it)

Well.....has anyone been missing me?? ha I'm sure you can't have been missing me as much as I have been missing all of you.

I have been working on the kitchen cabinets here where I am at. My brother and I have taken the doors and hardware off and sanded them. We are going to start painting them tomorrow. Just trying to freshen up the kitchen. I will post a photo of it afterwards for your viewing pleasure so you can ewww and ahhhhh. And tell me how awesome I am! LOL (jk)

It is a ton of work!

I FINALLY got my two smallest children brought to me from Nevada yesterday. I really can't tell you how terribly much I was missing them. Georgia finally got her pin pulled out of her broken finger and is doing better but still is healing and has to wear a splint for at least a couple more weeks.

I did do a little scrapping. I made two cards and 1 layout. And I posted 3 new challenges at Sketches4all. So go check them out and join in if you get a chance.

These cards are Christmas cards that I made for my card sketch challenge at S4A. I used a cute Pagemaps sketch and after I finished one card I decided to just use the scraps and make a second one.

The layout is from my S4A Stash Sketch challenge. I used another Pagemaps sketch and a cute photo from my dd's field trip to Mt. Charleston.

You can still go to Sketches4all and join in on these challenges there is still time to win.

I will end with a photo of my cute little Trixie dog. No reason for posting it except that she is so cute!! (I think so anyway)

Leave me a comment. I am coming back over here to my mom's tomorrow and I will try to get caught up on my postings and reading your posts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Tuesday Treat From Humphrey's Collection

These are the cutest little elephants! The set is based on the characters of Humphrey, his big sister, Lottie and little brother, Jake. They are from the famous illustrator and children's book author, Sally Hunter.

I love how this card turned out. It is really so cute in person. I colored it with Copics and just used papers from my scrap pile. I brought a few punches with me and used those. It really came together fairly easily.

I have a ton of photos from our trip that I want to use on layouts. Here are a couple more for your viewing pleasure. There is another gorgeous sunset photo taken from our deck. And there is a photo of Denise and I being silly.

I am really enjoying the 100 plus degree weather we are having here in Oklahoma (please hear the sarcasm in my voice). ha It is almost too hot and humid to even want to go outside here. Which is a big change from St. Barths where we spent the WHOLE day outside. Oh dear...I can already see my tan fading........ (LOL)

I am still not seeing my followers button on my blog. Can any of you see it??

Monday, July 18, 2011

Marlene Has Candy!!

Marlene at Disguised as a Grown-Up is having a massive giveaway on her blog!! There are 4 awesome prizes and this photo is of only one of them!!

She is trying to reach 1000 followers. You would want to go to her blog and follow her anyway because she is hilarious and so talented too. So rush on over and check her out.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Back from St. Barths

Hi everyone.....I'm back! Was anyone actually missing me???!! lol I have been totally missing all of you!!

Unfortunately I currently have little to no connection to the internet at my house and have to go search out a wifi spot to get online. So I will be doing my best to be posting as often as I can. I was planning to start another giveaway today but since I am having difficulty with blogger and can not see "my followers" button (and assume that you can't see the "followers" button either) I will wait. You are going to want to join in so keep checking back.

Well, let me tell you that our trip to St. Barths was WONDERFUL!! We had the most awesome, fun, relaxing vacation. We rented a lovely house with a gorgeous infinity pool on a hill overlooking the Carribbean. The weather cooporated for the most part with only one rainy day. We spent the rest of the vacation in the sun enjoying each other and our friends, Chris and Denise, who went with us.

Here are a couple of photos from our trip to enjoy. The first two are views from our house. One is a gorgeous sunset and the other is Gustavia harbor. The 3rd photo shows you what we did most days. And the final photo is of the 4 of us at dinner on my hubby's birthday.

Be ready for several layouts featuring photos from the trip.

I just cleaned off my scrap desk and I plan to scrap this afternoon. Hopefully I will get something scrappy posted tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Who Wants To Laugh?

Just a couple of photos for your viewing pleasure....

Someone has been in the trash can....can you tell who it was???!!! LOL

I was making a card and I when I turned around this is what I saw....

The silly dog has the trash can lid on her neck. Hilariously it didn't even bother her. (I did immediately take it off after taking the photos.)

Hope you having a good week. I'm still on vacation and I am sure I am sunburned by now....LOL

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Here are a couple of those bug photos from our "bug storm" during the RV trip to Oklahoma. Just thought I would share...

We leave for the airport at 4am tomorrow to go on our vacation. I'm almost totally ready to go. Just a few more things to pack up. Can't wait to go....

Since I am at my mom's house borrowing her wifi and need to leave soon I will get right to it....

The winner of the first giveaway (the Tim Holtz goodies) is: #161 PattiM


The winner of the second giveaway (the Copics and stamp sets) is: #205 Pendra


And finally the winner of the the 3rd giveaway (Glue gun and glue sticks) is: #21 Kelly Massman


I need all of my winners to email me their names and addresses to Scrapwithstacy at gmail dot com. You have until July 14th after that date I will chose new winners. I will not be mailing the prizes until July 15th because I am leaving for vacation (as I mentioned). So sadly you will have to wait a little while longer to play with your new goodies.

Thanks to everyone who entered and who follow me.

I am having another giveaway posting when I get back so be sure and check back.

Friday, July 1, 2011

1st Blogiversary Candy Giveaway!

*** This will stay at the top for a little while so scroll down for the newer posts ***

*****There have been DATE CHANGES and I have added MORE CANDY!!****

Who is ready for another giveaway!?????!!!

My Blogiversary came and went May 1st. I have been so crazy busy with "regular life" that I just didn't have time to worry about a giveaway but now I am ready to start celebrating!

I am thinking of doing 3 giveaways. So keep checking back. I will probably overlap them....

I will post this first one and it will run from today, Friday, May 27th and end on Friday, July 1st. Winner will be posted on here by Saturday, July 2nd. You will have until Wednesday, July 13th to email me your name and mailing address at Scrapwithstacy at gmail dot com. If you do not respond within the time limit I will chose another winner.

Soooooo what do you win????

How about we start with some Tim Holtz goodies?

I know that I'm not really a "distress" girl but I know that most everyone loves to get some of Tim's awesome products!

Here is what I have to offer:

1 pkg Salvage Stickers - Crowded Attic - 372 Stickers

1 set Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Art Gone Postal Stamps (5)

1 pkg Grunge Paper (6)

1 set Stampers Anonymous -Stuff To Say Stamps (10)

1 set Visual Artistry Stamps - French Connection (8)

1 set Visual Artistry Stamps - Nature's Elements (9)

1 set Sprocket Gears (12)

1 pkg Trinket Pins (15)

1 pkg Muse Tokens (12)

1 Ranger clear Perfect Medium pad

1 Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Pumice Stone

1 Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Weathered Wood

1 Ranger Distress Embossing Ink Pad

1 Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Old Paper

1 Ranger Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy is the time to gasp and say oh my gosh!!! ha

Not bad to start is it?

Now how do you get your name in the hat to possibly win this good stuff??

1. Follow me

2. Post about the giveaway with a link back to me

3. Leave a link back to my blog on your blog until after the giveaway ends.

4. And for fun either tell me something about yourself that most people don't know or tell me something fun or funny.

That's all. If I reach 1000 followers (I have big dreams! LOL) I will immediately pick a winner and send them something GOOD! (If you happen to be follower 1000, please put that information in your comment) This giveaway will still continue until the end date when I will pick a winner.


How about I add a second candy giveaway??!! I decided to extend the date and just keep adding giveaways. How does that sound??!! I didn't want it to get horribly confusing by doing multiple posts.

**You only need to post ONE giveaway PHOTO on your blogs sidebar. But if you post about my giveaways again and come back and comment you will get a second entry.

And I will pick all of my winners on the same day, July 1st, and post their names the next day, July 2nd. You will each have until July 13th to email me your name and address before I will pick a new winner. scrapwithstacy at gmail dot com. **

So what do I have to giveaway for my Second Candy??

How about:

All 4 sets of the Fairyopolis Clear Stamps. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter!! and...

Does that sound good enough for giveaway Number TWO??!


Giveaway #3 is now here!!!

I have added a third candy.

It is the new Imaginisce I-Bond Cordless Hot Glue Gun and....

1 pkg (24 pieces) i-bond mini clear glue sticks and...

1 pkg (24 pieces) i-bond mini glitter glue sticks and...

1 pkg (24 pieces) i-bond mini color glue sticks.

How does that sound for the third giveaway?!

If you think it sounds good, follow my directions to enter and....spread the word!!

And dont forget to tell me something good! ha

Have a wonderful weekend!

We Made It To OK

We made it to Oklahoma. Barely! We actually had another blowout on the RV! This time it was a rear inside tire. I guess when my hubby said he got all new tires on the RV he meant all new outside tires! Thank goodness for AAA. They were out there within 2 hours and had the spare put on.

Right before we left the air conditioner stopped working in the RV. The RV place in Vegas couldn't get us in until Wednesday so I decided to just go ahead to OK and get it fixed here. So needless to say we were pretty warm when stopped to spend the night in Santa Rosa.

That wasn't the only drama of the trip! Righ before we made it to Santa Rosa we drove through a bug storm! I was starting to think it was the apocolypse! lol It started out sounding like hail and then got faster and louder until the whole wind shield and front of the RV were covered with bug guts! It was the craziest thing ever. We got through it and pulled off at a gas station and cleaned off the wind shield so I could see to drive. Tons of fellow drivers did the same thing.

I have photos to share but since I don't have wifi at my house and am writing this on my Kindle book reader they will have to wait.

I plan to take my computer somewhere tomorrow to get online so I can post winners of my giveaways before we leave on Sunday for our vacation. So check back here tomorrow to find out if your name was chosen!

For those who have been following the saga of my daughters broken finger I wanted to let you know she finally got her cast put on (a purple one) and is doing fine.

More tomorrow !