Blog Directory - Blogged Scrapbook Designs Unlimited: November 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

HELLO my friends....

Wow, I really did not realize how long it's been since I last blogged. The truth is that I was so busy in Ohio and did not have access to online service at times, so it was a bit difficult to blog. I am back home safe and busy. I have so much to share but will kind of skim over some stuff for today. I have 9 kits available and will post an actual picture of the kit tomorrow. I am very sad, but it seems that something went very wrong with my camera and I have seemed to have lost ALL MY pictures from OHIO...(SAD...VERY SAD HERE GIRLS!!!!)
(I so stole this pic from Trish's blog!!!!!) Go check out here blog here. She really has one of the coolest blogs around...she updates almost every single day!!!!!! BLOGGER HEAVEN...he,hee,ha.

I had a fantastic time in Ohio. Met some wonderful ladies and Trish Turay is the bomb. I can not say enough nice things about my friend there.
Here are my buddies: Vanessa, Ady, Trish and me...YES I CHOPPED OFF MY HAIR!!!! LOL!!! ALL (10 INCHES ...YUP... ALL GONE)

Here is the famous turkey....the one I keep teaching over, and over and over...that's it's retired. If you want one, you can get one here. I think you can purchase whatever class kits were left over also from the Retreat. I loved my classes and am so glad I made the trip. She has some of the coolest banners and SUPER CHEAP...I mean GREAT PRICES!!!! LOL.
I am trying to figure out the camera problem, get a root canal done, finish UNPACKING, get the kits together, get ready for the 4 classes coming up this weekend, get ready for the Christmas crop and unpack 17 boxes of merchandise!!!!!!! YIKES!!! I am sooooooo what else is new right?
I know I have some pending stuff with many of you. I will post the winner and pics some time before Saturday...I am trying.

Well I've got to go as I am heading out to the camera people to see if they can perform a miracle.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Top of the Morning to ya'!!!!'s Tuesday morning, and I have been up since 3:15am. I tell you girls. I love trips!!! NOT!!! Really. I am a horrible flyer ok...passenger...(I feel like I'm flying) and a worse scrapper. LOL...hee,hee,hee. This cracks me up as I even write this...(the scrapper part) see I have been teaching Scrapbooking classes to thousands of women for over 14 years and I love to teach. Yet, when it comes to me sitting down and going to a crop, well now, that is just a different story. I just love to hang with my peeps, eat, talk, laugh, we even have some of the most deep, philosophical discussions at these crops. The truth is that I love to create. It's the process of organizing all my STUFFESSES to get to the crop that kills me.

I am heading of to OHIO. I am going to the wonderfully talented WIP CHICK (aka) Trish Turay's Weekend Crop. I am so looking forward to this event as Trish is really one of the nicest ladies out there. I promise to post. I do...even with pics..that's for you Michelle P.!!!!

Well I've got to go, as I have to leave at 10am and I still have not packed. LOL

Please pray for me. I really do not like the plane thingy magigy. I mean the plane is fine, the pilot is fine...but after 9/11...I had to get on a plane 4 days after and I tell you has never been the same for a prayer will absolutely be appreciated.

YOu all have a fantastic happy Tuesday.


Sunday, November 9, 2008


I have woken up today, with such an immense feeling of gratitude. I am so very blessed. The truth is that I live for my family. I have the most amazing family in the world. They ground me, keep me in check, in balance and bring joy, laughter and peace to my life. (They also drive me totally insane, can make me angrier than any other peeps out there, and can complicate my life like no one else!!!)

Isn't that the same for everyone? But I digress. Today it's all about MY FAMILY:

Mom and dad: What can I say? These two did the most amazing job in raising five kids.
DAD: was the quiet one, who imparted wisdom and spiritual guidance in each and every one of us. HE would punish you and then within the hour would call you, sit you in his lap and tell you he loved you and why he punished the living noogies out of you. Yup, that's my daddy. His family is the most important thing in the world. No doubts about it. We are the most cherished part of his life. He is still the most forgiving person I know in this world. (I think I got a lot of that from him)...the amazing gift of forgiveness.
MOM: She transformed our home. She was the homemaker, the carpenter, the roofer, the cook the bus driver, the champion cheer leading captain of WHATEVER her kids got involved in. She is just the funniest woman in the world to me. She says the craziest things to us kids and to dad...well, I think it would be inappropriate for me to share the family secrets...he,hee,hee!!! She is hilarious and makes us crack up. Yet, in spite of all the fun she instilled in us, she taught us that family was the most important think in this life. Mom taught me to love. To love without conditions, without reservations, and with my whole heart. She loves my dad. NO matter WHAT!!! It hasn't been easy. She left her family and became one with dad, and build her own home. She build a foundation that has been impenetrable for 42 years. She loves like no one I know. (I got that from her)...the amazing gift of loving forever.
Richard: MY husband. Wow...what can I say. I can actually write a book on you my love. This is the man that makes me whole, makes me wonder at life and can make me the happiest woman in the world with one small kind act. I met Richard when I was 19. We met through church...It was instant for me. We talked on the phone for weeks before we finally met each other in person. He was amazing. I fell in love immediately. I was an innocent girl. HE was my first kiss, my first love. I knew he was the one for me. Today we celebrate 14 years of marriage. It has not been easy in any shape or form. BUt I can truthfully say that I love him more today than when I first met him. I have learned to forgive, to let go, to make do with what I have, to share to understand another point of view, to see more clearly, to be a partner, to stand alone at times and to come together at others. I have a lot more to learn with this man, but it is wonderful to know that HE HAS MY BACK!!!! as I HAVE HIS!!!! He is the sweetest man in the world (WHEN HE WANTS). He is not the most talkative, the most emotional giver or even the easiest, but my goodness, HE IS HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL. I know that I can count on him to be here no matter what. He's a fantastic father and his skills as a husband have been fine tuned and getting better everyday...isn't that what it's all about? Growing old together? Yup...I've learned a lot from RIos. He's the love of my life.
I have 5 sisters and they are amazing. I have 2 children who give me a sense of worthiness. I have 5 nieces and nephews, 3 amazing uncles, 6 fantastic aunts, 12 fabulous cousins that I love with all my heart. Our family continues to grow. Today, I am off to church and then to go celebrate Abuela's 91st birthday. This is the family that she built.
Hug your families a little longer today. If you are close to them...YOU ARE BLESSED!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Two post today......

I have received some really sad news today. My lovely blog friend Jen has received some awful news, and I know I have a ton of wonderful women who visit this blog........please go visit her here and give her some uplifting words of encouragement and love. She is a wonderful artist and you can see the love she has for her family throughout the pages she creates.

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Friday everyone. LONG POST!!!!

Lots to share, so here goes.

This is the final week for the 4 week challenge RAK. Please make sure you ladies send your entries for the "I think........". We are close to the end. Some of you who have posted some amazing work and have not submitted the last one...make sure NOT to miss out!!!! Just because I did not send you a response does not mean I have not appreciated your amazing work....I wanted to be fair and not give away my amazement and awe away. I have received some wonderful work. So please make sure you submit your last layout!!!

I have 11 Dinning/Heidi Swapp kits available. Just email me and tell me you want one, and I will go ahead and reserve one for you....I WILL SEND YOU A CONFIRMATION.

Yup, the Christmas Crop plans are in full gear and 4 spots available. Whoo HOOOO!
I am almost done with the Schedule for the December 20th, class schedule. I will be posting that on between Saturday and Monday.

Many of my lovely friends and customers have these babies and have done NOTHING, NADA, SILCHO with them. So I am going to set up a 30 day club and see how many of you out there are willing to participate in it. All you need to do is create 3 cards and I will connect you with a friend and in turn YOU will receive 3 cards. I am hoping many of you decide to join and help each other fill these critters up!!! So let me know if you are interested!
Here are some great ideas that I have seen lately.

These lovelies were created by my darling friend can see her stuff here.
You can find Ms. Ali's work here .
You can find this artist work here.
So that's it for today. I was going to add more pics of stuff I have been working on, but I need to take some kids to school, attend a breakfast date with my hot husband and I clean house!
Have a fantastic Friday everyone.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Busy Tuesday today.

Wow...It's that time of year. It's finally here...WHOO HOO! I am so proud to be an American!! I hope you voted. Doesn't matter for who...but isn't it fantastic to know that we live in a country where we have the freedom to choose. AND on TOP of THAT...WE ARE MAKING HISTORY!!! Regardless of what party wins!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooo exited.

I feel so blessed and so lucky to know that my son and daughter have the knowledge, that if they WANTED TO....they COULD SIT IN THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THIS LAND. Yup...we are blessed. I will continue to pray for our country and our families. We are so blessed to live in such an awesome COUNTRY!!!! I get tingles just thinking about this. You know I will cry tonight..regardless of who wins...I am so proud of this Nation.

We'll my lovelies I have lots to share so let me get on with it.
The challenge for this FINAL week is:
-Use the phrase "I think...."
-And of course make sure you journal somewhere on that layout!!!

I will announce the winner on Friday November 7th, 2008.

The winner for Croptoberfest is: #489008....GOOD LUCK!! Thank you all for participating and making my business a success. Please call me and let me know who you are!!! LOL

And the final kit for the year is HERE!!!!!!!!!!! They will begin shipping by this Friday. I began this Kit club with HEIDI SWAPP and will end the year's last kit with Heidi again. It is the fantabulous Dream Dinning collection . This line is so beautiful that I decided to host my last 10 page class of the year with it. I will host this class on December 20, 2008 and will post the details at a later time. The kit is $39.00 dollars and the quantities are limited, so make sure you email me immediately and let me know if you want one. (Please note that in order to attend the 10 page class you must have this kit).

(all these photos were taken my Heidi Swapp)...wanted to make sure I gave credit, where credit is due.

I promise to post more pictures of the complete kit by Thursday.

I am off to vote.