Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What a great weekend!!!

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. The girls, Chad, and I went to his aunt and uncle's for a cook out and water fight...the girls LOVED it!!! I got some awesome pictures too!

I also got an e-mail from Cards! requesting a card that is already being published with PaperCrafts. Anyway, I e-mailed Alisha back and asked if I could send some more cards with the same sentiment. She said to send them over and she would look over them! YAY!!! Now that makes me smile :) Wish me luck...here is my favorite one I submitted to them:

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Cheap people suck!

OK, not the nicest title I realize. BUT-you would not believe this guy I had in my garage. So, he has a handful of items, MAYBE totaling $10. So he asks if I will take 25 cents for everything. I, thinking he is joking, laugh and say yeah right. Dead serious, no smile, he asks if I will take 50 cents. Again, thinking he is joking, laugh and say maybe tomorrow. Since at this time, he is not smiling nor laughing at his own joke I see he is completely serious...you've GOT to be kidding me! I told him that I paid $15 for the baby pj's alone and that I will not take less than $1.00 for those and certainly will not part with $10 worth of stuff for 50 cents. So then he says, alright, 75 cents for the whole lot...what is wrong with this man??? I tell him no, he gets ticked, says FINE and throws it all down. As he walks away he says, this was for a church donation anyway...he goes to church? What a christian like attitude!!! And his wife is still shopping like nothing is wrong. My mom and I looked at each other in disbelief. Then my mom blurts out, "ok Tina, now you can go mark everything down." That made me laugh. I am one to bargain for a deal but that man was CHEAP. Sheesh!

I did manage to squeeze out a page for Crop Addict. I'm hoping to work on stuff tonight.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Happy E-mail Day!

Wow! After a rough day of running a garage sale, keeping track of 3 kids, and feeling sick, I opened up my e-mail to find that Scrapbook Trends wants one of my back to school layouts for their September issue! I'm super excited...plus I'm kind of not "tooting" anymore...I just feel weird doing so. That is why I'm sharing on my blog!!!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

My Luv2scrapbook update

Well, Karen, the current owner of Luv2scrapbook has decided to sell her business to another scrapbook "mini" chain. Sometimes you have to make difficult decisions in your life. I'm sure it was a very hard thing for her to do. This was her life, and she was so successful! I will miss her! I just hope Luv2 stays just the way it is. The employees are awesome, the store carries the best product, and I love my new DT buddies!!! So lets hope for a bright future. And yes, I will be taking this journey with some great friends :) Thank you girls!!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Big Changes...

I'm not sure how much I can divulge in this post but lets just say there are big changes for a company I work for and love. Some of these changes may be good, some not so good. I'm not one to deal with change very well. But I am keeping positive in light of everything. If you tell yourself bad things are going to happen, they will. I will update soon on this topic...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Productive Day

I've been quite productive in my scrapping. I finished a double spread for a Heidi Swapp class I'm teaching next month, 2 Halloween layouts for a MM call, and one of my MMM submissions. I hope to get a lot more done tonight too :)

I love it. There is nothing like the smell of a brand new vehicle. I will be soaking it all in today as we pick up our new 2006 Chevy Trail Blazer!!! I talked the dealership from $34, 000 to $29,000!!!! I can't believe it! Totally stoked over this as I am not a bargainer by any means. My husband was so proud of me!

Just one more step in preparing for our trip to Colorado. Only about 4 weeks until we go. I am so excited! But lots of planning to do. That is the only not fun part, right?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I've Been Thinking

I heard about the Dr. Phil show yesterday and the out-of-control mom. It made me think about the kind of mother I am. You always wonder if your kids are happy and if you are doing a good job raising them. My children are the most important things in my life, besides God. I want nothing more than for them to grow up healthy, happy, and knowing how much they are loved. I've felt a greater responsibility towards being a mother after seeing bits and pieces of Dr. Phil. I just can't imagine how people can treat their children like that. It really is disgusting and sad.

In better news, the FMC Angels won their first game 12-3! I hit a homer! My legs feel like jello today :) I am feeling old, lol!!!

I scheduled my hernia surgery in August, I am so nervous about that. I've never had surgery. I will admit I am scared. If anyone out there in cyber world has any bit of helpful advice, or encouraging word, please leave a comment! God bless!

Almost forgot! Here is a list of questions my friend Chelsea came up with to enter into our blogs for today:

1. Kind of music-christian, 80's, classis rock
2. Decorating Style-contemporary
3. Hair Color-brown
4. Piece of CLothing-flip flops
5. Item to collect or hoard-flowers!
6. Favorite City to Visit-Gulf Shores
7. Favorite job you've had-sales for Accutemp Products
8. Favorite Animal-kitties
9. Favorite Food-fettucini alfredo, popcorn
10. Favorite room in your house-my scraproom!!!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Luv2scrapbook's Anniversary Crop

It was so much fun! My first "official" crop! I got to meet so many out of town friends who were able to come in for the festivities. It is so surreal meeting people you talk to all the time but have never really "met." We laughed a lot, talked a lot, ate a lot, and I managed to squeeze out 1 layout!!! Pretty proud of myself for that! I'm REALLY tired though. I will add some pictures later.

We are in the process of searching for a new vehicle. Ugh. I despise car shopping.

I'm doing fairly well on my new scrap budget. I have $6 left to spend for the month :) Lucky me got 3 complete lines of KI Memories new "Color Theory." It is for Luv2's DT projects for June and July. Can you say yummy???! I chose purple, blue, and green. The colors are wonderful!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

My baby's growing up :(

Tonight is Hanna's "preschool graduation." It is so sad to see her growing so fast. Taylor will be in first grade next year. It all seems unbelievable and surreal to me!

Thank you to everyone who has commented on my blog. I was afraid the name was silly but it is growing on me! And can you believe it...two posts in two days! Yeah!!!!

I need to work on DT projects. Got 3 due for Luv2scrapbook this month, 3 for CMK, 3 for Memories From Scrap, and 3 for Crop Addict's June kit. It really sounds like a lot now that I have it down in front me, lol! I also have 2 classes to teach this month and am supposed to be getting my first shipment from 3 Bugs In A Rug :) I'd like to get a couple submissions ready for CK new idea book. Double spreads are REALLY hard for me. I have 2 done so far. I also have high hopes for Cantata Books...can't quit hitting refresh on my e-mail :)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Hit me baby one more time...

I'm giving the whole "blog" thing another shot :) Yep, jumping on the bloggin band wagon baby! There are so many interesting things to learn about people, I'm a blog "lurker" if that's what you'd call it. I hope those of you that choose to visit me, listen to all my smack, and all that good stuff will leave me a little note to let me know you're here :) Now I'm off to figure out how to link this up in my siggie!!!

Oh...and you are probably wondering WHY I would title my blog "superstar." Well...I was known in high school for doing a mean impersonation of Molly Shannon from SNL. And that's that!

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