Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Entry For the World Card Making Day Contest

This Saturday, October 3, 2009 is World Card Making Day. There is a blog hop that will be happening on that day, but I will not be able to participate because it is Michaela's fifth birthday party. There is also a contest. This is the card I made for the contest. The deadline is October 10, so if you want to particpate in the contest go over to the website. Just click on the logo.
This is the first time I did resist emboss, unfortunately I used clear embossing powder that had glitter in it so the glitter grabbed the ink. So it is not totally clear. But, that is okay. It still works:)


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Scrapbook Sunday:Only Daddy

Hi y'all! It is Scrapbook Sunday, which is brought to us by Holly of Girls At Heart and Noelle of Lil' Bits and Pieces Of Me.

We are still on Lindsey's first birthday party. As I mentioned before, Lindsey only wanted Daddy to hold her. She is now 8 years old and Daddy is still her favorite. I know she loves me and I am the one she goes to if she is sick or hurt, but there is something about Daddy. That is okay because Michaela and Adela are still mine:):)

I used a Stampin' Up kit. I love using kits cuz you know that the whole thing will go together. No guess work:)

To see more Scrapbook Sunday layouts please visit Noelle, Holly and Katie.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Period Drama Challenge:A Very Long Engagement

A few months ago I watch "A Very Long Engagement" for the Period Drama Challenge over at Lights, Camera...History. It was based on a book by the same name written by Sebastien Japrisot. I am using this movie for the All Over the World catagory(1 movie per country). The movie takes place in France.

A little tidbit...Jodie Foster is in the movie!!! It is a small part, but there she is and she is speaking French beautifully!!!

Five soldiers are convicted of self-mutilation in order to escape World War I. They are condemned to face near certain death in the no man's land between the French and German trench lines. It appears that all of them were killed in a battle, but Mathilde, the fiancée of Manech, one of the condemned solders, refuses to give up hope and begins to uncover clues as to what actually took place on the battlefield. Along the way, she discovers the brutally corrupt system used by the French government to deal with those who tried to escape the front. She also discovers the stories of the other men who were sentenced to the no man's land as a punishment. She, with the help of a private investigator, attempts to find out what happened to her fiancé.

I liked this movie. It does have some war violence and some certain situations. So this is not a movie you watch with the munchkins. It mostly received positive reviews. I wished it had a different ending. I didn't feel like a complete ending. You will see what I mean if you watch the movie.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Introduction To Patrick Swayze

I am a week late on this, but I just saw this Youtube video at Reading Adventures and had to grab it.

It is a video of the ABC mini-series, "North and South" . This was my introduction to Patrick Swayze. I was only 14 when it came out and was not allowed to watch it. My bed time was 9 o' I watch in secret. I had a TV in my room which was upstairs and they could not here me. He He.

My Mom knew. On Saturday she came up stairs to watch it with me and I was able to stay up Sunday to watch the finale...downstairs.:)

My obsession started and I had dedicated a corner of my room to Patrick Swayze.

I have never cried for a celebrity when they died, even when Princess Diana and JFK Jr. died, but I did last week when Patrick Swayze died.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Scrapbook Sunday: Crying First Birthday Party

It is time for Scrapbook Sunday which is brought to you by Holly of Girls At Heart and Noelle of Lil' Bits and Pieces Of Me.

Here is another layout I did of Lindsey's first birthday party. Yeah...she was crying. I look so gross! My makeup was melting off my face!!

To see more Scrapbook Sunday layouts, please visit Lil' Bits and Pieces Of Me.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Necklace Giveaway

Blueviolet, of A Nut In a Nutshell, is giving away this necklace. Isn't it pretty. I so want it!!

The necklace was supplied by this place


Monday, September 14, 2009

Long Live "King of the Hill"

Last night was the last new episode of "King of the Hill". When Jason and I figured it out, we were bummed out! I'll tell ya what...We loved this show. They have been threatening to cancel it since 2006 and they finally did. Mike Judge...COME BACK!!

I included a montage of Cotton Hill, Hank's Dad. He was a mean son-of-a-bitch!! But when he died either last year or the year before...we were sad.

Hope to see ya soon... Arlen, Texas.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another Scrapping Giveaway!!

Another scrapping giveaway! Check out the video then go visit Misplaced City Girl to enter! ends the 15th of September!!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

The First Week Of School

Well the first day of school wasn't so bad. Lindsey complained as usual. Michaela was excited but nervous. She was clingy. Adela was upset that Michaela was no longer going to be home and that she wasn't going to school.

Adela wanted to be just like her sisters. She had to use a backpack.

Adela was so happy that she got to sit down next to her sister...until I pulled her away.

The second day was not so smooth. Michaela didn't want to go to school. I pushed her in and she would come right out. I had to help her hang up her backpack and pushed her farther in the room. Finally an aide came an kind of ushered her in the room. She looked so sad. The teacher called me during lunch and told me she was fine. She had to give her a little love and then they were able to get down to business.

Each day is getting easier.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Period Drama Challenge: The Duchess

I signed up for Period Drama Challenge. To check out the challenge please visit Lights, Camera...History! You commit to certain amount of movies within certain catagories. I choice to watch 6 movies before 1/7/10. The catagories I picked:
  • Through the Centuries ( 1 movie per century)
  • War & Revolutions
  • All Over The World (1 movie per country)1
  • Kings & Queens (central polt around royalty) 1

Though I wished I could change War & Revolutions to the Bonnets catagory. Oh Well.

First I want to say I am not a very good reviewer. I never excelled in writing. I never really liked writing papers. So forgive me if my post seems high schoolish. So my first pick was "The Duchess" for the Kings and Queens catagory. It was based on the book by Amanda Forman, "Georgianna, The Duchess of Devonshire". I enjoyed the book. It was about Georgianna Spencer Cavendish who was a great great great aunt of Lady Diana Spencer, the Pincess of Wales.

Well, I was a little disappointed in the movie. The timing of factual things were way off. The movie showed a rape scene and the book mentioned nothing like that happening. Which I was not happy to see. While the book showed that Georgianna was caring and sympathetic, I never felt that from the movie. It felt superficial to me.

Alot of critics gave it three stars. I only would give it two stars.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Holy Cow! Another Cool Giveaway!

Look at this stuff!!! Julie is having a stamping and scraping 100 post giveaway here at Julie's Open Window The stuff is well over 100 bucks!!
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