August 23, 2008

SCRAPBOOK SATURDAY, AN AWARD, AND A TAG!

Hi all!!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! Here is it, another Scrapbook Saturday - I am excited to share this page too! This page is based on a sketch from fellow Coconuts DT member Pamela who posts a sketch challenge on the Coconuts site every month and then draws for a RAK at the end of each month (no, I am not in it, I just do it for fun!) So why no join in? Hey, it's free and the message board is awesome! Just get on over to COCONUTS and sign up and you are IN!!! So, on to the page! This layout features paper and embellishments from this month's kit which is fabulous! There are still some left, so get on over there! The paper line is from a new company called Rose Moka and it is really gorgeous! I actually did NO *gasp* stamping on this page - just lots of buttons, some felt fusion, chipboard letters and my journaling. The pics are of my son and his long-time girlfriend of three years at the Count fair before we left Jacksonville. We had a lot of fun and these were some of my favorite photos of that night! I hope you like my page for today's Scrapbook Saturday - and why not try one of your own? I have really enjoyed challenging myself to get my pages done and they are slowly but surely starting to fill up those albums!! And, now I would like to thank Bela at Bela's Creating Place for honoring me with this award - thanks so much sweetie, you are so nice to think of me! I really appreciate it! And, since I think this has been around for awhile, if you are reading this, consider yourself awarded from me because I appreciate everyone who comes and visits me!
And, my friend Chris at Just Me tagged me with the following tag:

JOYS
(1) Spending time with my children
(2) Having adult time with my husband (does not happen nearly enough)
(3) Being in my stamp room being creative

FEARS

(1) Losing one of my children - this really does scare me!
(2) Heights, I hate them and can not ride any amusement rides for this reason
(3) Pit Bulls! When I was nine months pregnant with my son, I was attacked and mauled by one and they scare me to this day!

GOALS

(1) To be debt free
(2) To travel with my husband (and not be in the military, just for fun!) while we are young enough to enjoy it!
(3) To enjoy living in the small town I find myself in and find all the positives about it!

CURRENT OBSESSIONS

(1) Getting my Stampin' Up! business to a level where it is contributing to the household
(2) Losing weight which is why I am on Weight Watchers! (have been stalemated for three weeks now - uggghh!)
(3) Making sure my children get everything they need to be happy, healthy, and successful!
Corn on the cob. I love the stuff and eat it almost everyday right now.
(4) Everything in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog - no, really, EVERYTHING!!!!

SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT ME

(1) I am actually a little shy and I have to force myself to introduce myself to people - but once I get to know you, well, all bets are off!
(2) I always wanted to be a lawyer and was actually at one point in my life getting out of the Navy as I had been accepted to law school - my lifelong goal was to be the District Attorney and then a judge (well, it WAS my goal, lol!)
(3) I have always wanted to own my own scrapbook store - how fun would that be???!!!
(4) I love to sing and karaoke quite a bit - and have my very own karaoke machine at home that I can sing on - yep, it's true!

So, now that I have scared you all away, I will leave you with the four wonderful ladies who are getting tagged by me - LOL! They are:

(1) Rose Ann aka Paper Delightz (love her AND her blog!)
(2) Chris aka Chris' Corner (she is a HOOT!)
(3) Dani aka Dani Gets Crafty - (Amazing woman!)
(4) Angie aka Schwooo! by stampinangie (Love her, very talented, and makes me laugh!)

Okay ladies, I did it so I hope you will too! So, now I am off rest my leg and then to play with my Big Shot - make sure you stop by tomorrow because I will be featuring creations using my new toy - whoohoo!!! Until then, have a fabulous weekend! Toodles!

30 comments:

Latisha said...

what a cute page. So is your son and Niki still dating or trying to while he is away at college?
I hope your leg is feeling better!
I think we all are afraid of losing a child, scares me too.

Deb said...

beautiful layout and I so enjoyed reading your tag!

pescbrico said...

Beautiful scrapbook page! You are good at keeping those up every weekend! Have a great day!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wonderful page! I'm amazed at how much you accomplish!

Courtney said...

Oh I love, love, love this l/o and those pictures are just adorable! Congratulations on your award!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What an awesome page! Love that circle with all your journaling and all the fabulous buttons! Thanks for the tag too, you make me laugh too! *wink*

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This page is awesome!! Congrats on your award! I loved reading about you. :)

lyzzydee said...

Lovely page, I have a fair few aspirations the same as you!!!

Dani said...

Great page! I love the fun colors and layout!

Rest your leg, feel better!

Amber said...

This is a great layout. I love all the details! You are so good at posting things and inspiring all of us who read.... :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute page and it was super nice getting to know you!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Awesome page! Your son is very handsome, and that page is very FUN!

I can totally relate to so many of things you said about yourself! Pit bulls scare me too, and our new neighbors that just moved in have TWO. Ugh! As long as those dogs stay in their yard, I'll remain sane, I hope.

I've dreamed about owning a scrapbook store for years now! It is really my ultimate dream! I would love to have my own business!

Natalie said...

What a lovely page and Congratulations on the award. x

christie said...

Karaoke! Fun!
Nice layout Alex, and thanks for the Catalog...I just got it in the mail today! I'm in trouble now.

Mistylynn said...

Great Saturday page. Can't wait to see more. Love all the info. Just stick with the Weight Wathchers and you'll do great. I don't think I could ever be a SU demo because I'd just spend spend spend.
Hugs,
Misty

Beth Norman said...

Ohh, I love this layout. Those colours, flourishes and buttons are so amazing. I've got a great link for you because I noticed you want a successful SU business. This gal is from my neck of the woods, in southern Ontario, and is one smart cookie. She has about three websites which you will see in her side bar. Let me know what you think. http://andreawalford.com

Hugs,

Beth
scrapbook4ever@yahoo.ca

Chris said...

I loved reading about you. You should be getting your RAK from me very soon. I hope to you enjoy it!!

Heather Summers said...

Hey Alex!
I've been checking in but always "too rushed" to commment! Just wanted to say you've been having fun creations lately, thanks for sharing!
Heather

joslyn said...

great page. thanks for sharing all the info about you. it was fun to learn. i have not seen the new catty yet i am afraid to get one. i fear i will also want everything.

Nikki Bond said...

What a wonderful page Alex...and love your creations below too....I've been out of town so its nice to catch up! {SMILEs}

Rose Ann said...

Fabulous page, Alex!! I love the layout, all of those buttons and the wonderful pictures!!

I enjoyed reading your tag! Thanks for passing it on to me. I will have to think on those answers. ;)

Have a wonderful Sunday!! Hugs!!

Debbie Yates said...

Your layout is awesome - I love the colors and the design - hope you don't mind if I scraplift this one...
You and I share alot of the same joys, fears, and dreams....kids, DH, heights, travel - I can relate! Prayers for a quick recovery on your leg and success on your diet!
Have a blessed day!

Manna said...

Fantastic page, fun colours and great piccies. Love all the buttons too. Fun reading about you. Miss your daily fact about you you did a while back ;)

Dottie K. said...

Just love that page and those buttons. Hope you're feeling better. :)

Maureen said...

love the info from this tag!! You really get to know someone from the little facts that otherwise might not be known....tfs!
((()))reen

Melissa said...

Ahhhh......there's nothing like young love! SO sweet Alex!

You? Shy? Never would have guessed that! :o)

Many Blessings,
M.

malieta said...

What a lovely layout and the DP and buttons are spot on Alex!
You sound like you're quite a gal Alex...I found your tag information very interesting:)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Another fabulous and fun page! Love the colors, they really pop and the layout is fab too. :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great page, Alex! I love all the buttons!

candy said...

i love the orange theme! wonderful page!!

:)
candy