Guys' Card!

Okay so this card was made by my sweet sister Angie. She is SO talented and the one who taught me to scrapbook! I have been missing my family lately and wanted to post her card! She does such a great job and I wanted everyone to see it! Isn't it awesome? Great card, Ang! I love and miss you!

Audrey's First Birthday!

So here are some pages I scrapped at retreat of Audrey's first Birthday. I used the party pieces simply scrappin kit that is retired. I love the scrappin kits. They make thing SO easy! Anway here it is!
P.S. Sorry the pictures look bad. I had to use the flash and that created a bad glare. Sorry!

I've been tagged!

Abbie tagged me so I am supposed to write 6 interesting things about myself. hmmm let's see if I can think of something:
1. I can put my fist in my mouth and turn my right arm all the way around. That's a little interesting right, or at least weird.
2. I was pathetically competitive when I was younger and didn't grow out of it until after high school. Like we're talking I would be out bowling with my boyfriend and if I wasn't doing well I would sit on the bench and just pout and sulk, making it miserable for everyone else. I was SO pathetic. I still love to compete but I have a handle on it now and am okay if I lose. Thank goodness I matured and grew out of that one; when I told Zeb that after we had been married a while he just laughed and looked at me like "You've got to be kidding...good thing I wasn't dating you at the time!"
3. I love being a mother more than anything! And yes, there are times I could be bald if I actually did pull my hair out when I am having one of "those days." But seriously being a mom and being home with my beautiful girls is so wonderful. They are so precious and I am so thankful.
4. I love to bowl. I have my own bowling ball and shoes. And although I was pathetic in high school I have gotten a little better. It's just so fun. A lot of people are thinking "white trash" and yes some alleys are a lilttle less than clean but I have such a good time. Zeb has stuff as well so it is fun to go together.
5. One of my most embarrassing moments happend when I was dating Zeb. We were engaged and I was working as a waitress at a mexican restaurant. I went to my table that had just been sat and it was a girl I knew from high school and her mom. We started chatting about the engagement and the time passing slowly. As we talked back and forth I said, "Yeah, let's just get it on!" As soon as it came out of my mouth I realized what I had said. I shouted "WITH....GET IT ON WITH." At that point there was no recovering so I spun around and high talied it to the kitchen with my face as red as the salsa. It was SO embarrassing!
6. I am extremely naive. Every once in a while when Zeb and I go to a movie (like once or twice a year) I'll laugh at something funny. Zeb will look over at me with a kind of shocked look on his face. He'll say, "Do you know what that means?" And I 'll say yeah and repeat whatever was said. Then he'll get the "Oh. Leah" look and say "No, it means........" Then I'll gasp and disgustingly say "how do you know that?" And every time he reminds me, "Leah, I worked construction growing up!" I am always shocked to know what something actually means and even more shocked to hear that Zeb knows it! I'll leave it at that since I don't want to write anything inappropriate...but I am definitely naive!
Well, that was kind of fun to think of things about me people might not know! Now the six people I am tagging are Summer Slade, Cindy Hansen, Emily Askeroth, Misty Pankratz, Janel Warner, and Lindsey Blackhurst. Can't wait to see what you all write and don't forget to tag 6 more! I love reading these and want to tag everyone!!!

Non Traditional Halloween Layout

I had some down time this afternoon since I am home with the girls..a throwing up child yet again. So anyway, I scrapped these pictures at retreat and took a sec to take pictures and post.

So when you have Dorothy, a fairy, and a pink pig how do you incorporate the black and orange of Halloween? I had to match the pictures so I have some of the most non traditional colors for my 2007 Halloween pages! I actually like them though and it was actually kind of fun to use pink, blue, and green for Halloween. A fun change!

Colors: Pretty in Pink, Brocade Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White. Stamps sets: Priceless, happy everything and headline alpha. Brocade blue wide grosgrain ribbon and photo corners punch. Ink: Brocade blue, old olive and versa mark. Non SU: paper flowers and rhinestone stickers.

Spring Retreat

Spring Retreat Details!
Lindsey posted this on her blog and I realized why go to all the trouble and write basically the same thing? So I copied and pasted Lindsey's. Thanks, Linz! :)
*Below is a letter written to our retreaters, it should have arrived in the mail yesterday for them!*

Howdy! We wanted to thank all of those that came to our Winter Wonderland Retreat! We had such a great time and are so glad you joined us.
After looking over the evaluations we wanted to tell you of some things we learned and are planning on changing. But first we would like to thank you for your patience since we are still learning what works and what doesn’t. It is an ongoing process! *grin*
There were several people that did not like the sleeping arrangements; therefore we have decided to change the location of retreat to a Resort on Lake Whitney. This resort is on the lakeside with cabins and houses that are great. Doing so will only increase the cost by 10 dollars per person.
Another thing many of you did not like was the food. We have made arrangements for Lindsey’s mom to cater our meals! She is an experienced (not to mention excellent) cook and will be providing a dinner the first night and a brunch and dinner on Saturday. We feel that doing the brunch will be better since breaking for meals seems to take a lot of time and we snack a lot anyway!
In hindsight, we regret that we did not provide a demonstration of each of the projects. We realize now that we should have done a demo at the beginning, which would have answered a lot of your questions from the start. In the future we will give demonstrations!
The focus of Spring Retreat will be scrapbooking since that is what most of you requested for next time. We also won’t be doing “projects”- we’ll be offering classes. Leah will be doing a mini album class (an album in a day) and some scrapbooking classes. Lindsey will be doing 2 classes as well: stamp-a-stack (making several cards in one setting) and stamping techniques. Each class will include step-by-step instructions, examples, will help you accomplish more in your free-time, and get more one-on-one. There will also be a package available with each of the classes where you will receive the supplies but be able to work on them at your own pace, without needing to attend the class. And for our novices, we will also do a basic stamp and scrap class together! It’s still early, so we may change our minds before we get there, but this is what we are thinking at the present!
Last but not least, we will need to know our numbers sooner for spring retreat in order to reserve our location, since we will most likely be reserving the entire resort! Keep in mind, we will need to know if you are coming and get the deposit sooner this time! The date we have picked is March 28th and 29th. Friday and Saturday will be $70 and Saturday only will be $35. This resort is so great and we just know that everyone will be so happy! Be on the lookout for e-mails & more blog notices!
Thanks again to all of who came to retreat and giving us suggestions so we can improve. Spring retreat will be even better!!! We are already so excited and can’t wait to know who will be joining us. Thank you again.

Leah & Lindsey

Details in a nutshell:

New place: Lake Whitney, Texas (about the same distance as Latham Springs)
New food: Menu (as of now) Friday Dinner- Soup, Salad, Bread sticks/ Saturday Brunch- Quiche, Fruit, Rolls, Muffins/ Saturday Dinner- Papa Murphy's Pizza, salad
New price $70- includes lodging, meals, goodie bag, & all the fun extras we do because we love to stamp! Please note: this price is based on the assumption that you do not mind sharing a bed and/or room. If you would like your own bed/room- we will adjust the price.
New format: No do-as-you-want projects, all class-oriented projects. If you have requests other than the ones mentioned, please e-mail us.
Deposit required to reserve your spot, $35- either by paypal or in check form to me. Once we are full, we're full. We're at a max of 41 at this location.

We are SO excited to do retreat at this new location and have it feel more like a getaway! We hope you will join us for a weekend of scrappin' stampin, and a rockin' good time!

Create Break Tutorial

This cone is so easy to make!
1. Take an 8 x 8 circle and fold in half.
2. Adhere the inside and make sure it stays.
3. Take the two pointed ends and bring towards each other ( you are creating to cone part).
Overlap the ends to close the space.
4. Staple it together (on the upper half of the cone so you can hide it later)
5. Take about a foot of ribbon and tie a knot at the bottom of one side.
6. Staple the knot to the cone, make sure you cover up the staple you did first, with the ribbon.
7. Tie a knot at the other end and cut excess ribbon off the end. Make the handle as long or short as you want.
8. Make a little tag to hang from the side with cord or stick tag on the front of the cone.
This ia a really fun project that takes only a couple minutes. You can hang this on a tree, put a gift card inside, or creative!
I saw a cone llike this in a stampin up magazine and had to try it!

November Club Layouts

So here is a layout I did at retreat. This will be the layout for the November club at Jana's house. It is really simple and fun! Crop your pictures and go to town!! 12 x 12 kits are $4.
Sorry I couldn't get the color right. The lighting was horrible!!

I have also decided to let the club choose from the family layout as well. So many people liked this one at reatreat that I wanted to give my club the option to do it. Kits are $5! If you do both layouts the 2 will be $8. The party will be so fun this month, I am so excited for the holidays! Anyone is welcome to come to the party or order the layouts! :)

Baby shower card

Okay so it has been over a week since I posted last and here I was going to try and post more! Sorry. I guess that is part of being a mom of 3, you don't get to do other things when you want to do them! :)
So this card is for a sweet friend of mine, Cindy. We are throwing her a shower in a few weeks and I just finished making and cutting all the pieces for 40 of these bad boys! Now I just need to assemble. Where is all my adhesive when I need it? Well, I ran out!