Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

There are a few things that I will be doing differently in 2009. These are not resolutions, just small goals that I need to strive for throughout the new year ;) The first is to make more time for ME! I need to scrap more. Not just because I want to, but I need to.
Little by little I will become more organized too. I will start with a major move in my scrap room. It will be very interesting to say the least - lol.
And like most people I want to lose weight. This is an ongoing thing for me and has been ever since Caytlynn was born... not counting during each pregnancy since, rather in between. Just 5 pounds. Hopefully more will come (off), but just 5 to begin with!
Anyone doing resolutions?

I'm not hoping for miracles, so I can do this! At least that is what I have to keep telling myself ;)

And I leave you with my latest... I created these trees for Helmar using ALL Helmar products. You can check out all the cool techniques I used at the Helmar Blog. I spent so much time with the little one that I had to name her and since she is so sassy and displays such attitude I call her "Tude"
As always, thanks for visiting me and Have a fabulous New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What I have been up to...

Well, it's the usual fast pace for me here.... working, caring for the kiddos, cleaning (UGH!) and creating! Yes, I have squeezed in some time for me. I have to otherwise I will go crazy! So, I made my grandma's Christmas present:
You can see a write up of all the really cool techniques that I used with the Helmar adhesives at the Helmar Blog. Be sure to check back in 2 days for another project! Scrap On!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Police Car... Police Car...

That is what Cullen kept on saying while pointing to the driveway. Why? Because there was a cop out there. He came to the door and asked where he could find the Mallan's. hmmm... sounds familar, but I couldn't place it. So I told him that maybe it was the people 2 houses down (I couldn't think of their last name at that moment) and he left. And then I remembered that 2 houses down is the Pallen's! oops! The cop returned and I told him that the people across the street just moved in and I was about to tell him that I have no clue who lives to the right of us when he mentioned that he thinks that there was a 911 call placed from THIS address! $@!&!!! k, let's back up to when I arrived home from the gym about 20 minutes prior. Cullen was playing with my cell phone and when I took it from him it said "Emergency" was dialed but there was no signal. So I ended the call thinking nothing else of it. And completely forgetting that it ever happened. My cell phone has horrible reception at my house, so why would it work for Cullen right? Also, the few times I did cal 911 from my cell no one ever picked up, it just rang and rang and rang... good thing those few times it wasn't a life or death situation!!! So, why in the word, knowing this would I ever think that Cullen called for help! Well, he did and I apoligized a few times and explained what happened. My family is surprised that this is the first time it's happened, but really, I'm sure it doesn't happen to everyone! I won't be leaving my cell around any more! Here's a LO of my little guy... this was published a while back and haven't gotten to post it yet til now :)

BTW, The Mallan's were the origional owners of our house and there was even an owner in between us. The cop said that he ran all of our liscence plates and none of them came up with this address. Dena's car was out there so her's wouldn't have this address, but I"m not sure why the other 2 didn't. It's all a little bazzar and there are still questions unanswered. I think I will just leave it that way!

Here he is again looking so cute... *mumbles under breath "stinker!"*.

becbeck out

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12 Days of Christmas - Helmar Style!

Just wanted to let you all know that Helmar is doing a 12 Days of Christmas! It will start in just 2 days! Check this out for more deets -

I was lucky enough to be published in MM's 601 book and I can now share these LOs with you all... I don't like not sharing!!!

That's it for now! Just a short and sweet post.
becbeck out

Sunday, December 07, 2008

My New Love

Goodbye pop dots and HELLO Scrap Dots! I have a chance to play with some of my goodies from Helmar and I am in LOVE with the Scrap Dots!!! You can see that I used them here on my butterflies. This is for my Beauty Workshop (see post below for deets!):

Let me tell you why this IS da bomb.... I love dimension! And I use the foam pop dots often and I double up the pop dots even more often since they squish. I can't stand that they squish! Scrap Dots does not squish!!!! I let this set overnight and I can push down and they still have dimension! Isn't that what pop dots are suppose to do??? Anyways, you can always add another dab if you need more dimension and build it up. but for my LO here, it has served it's purpose and it has served it well :) PS I snapped the pic when the glue was still wet, but it dries clear where as the pop dots aren't really clear...

Corey is still remodeling the bathroom. ARGH! He has been working so hard and so far it looks great! I can't wait til it's done.

I'll leave you all with a sneek peek to my next workshop, My Boy. It's an add-on to the Beauty Build-A-Frame Workshop. This is a must have if you have a boy! Let me know if you have any questions about this one!