Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Let's Talk Treasured Week!

Let's Talk Treasure week is this week at Scrap Treasures! http://www.scraptreasures.com/

The Design Team & mods have been planning something FUN for you!

Please come join us~ Oct.30th and throughout the week, for some very fun & creative challenges and games. (And maybe some prizes!)

Scrap Treasures is also having a SALE!

We need to make room for new products!

20% off everything starting today until Nov.5th.

The sale also applies to Scrap Treasures previous kits.

Use coupon code "Treasure".

Plus, all the idea books have been moved to the clearance section!

Hope to see you at Scrap Treasures!


Here are my sketch and LO, for the "Monday ST sketch challenge", at Scrap Treasures!

I had fun creating this sketch on my Print Master Desktop publishing program, hope to do more soon!

Have an awesome Halloween week!


Friday, October 26, 2007

Love Fridays!

Fridays mean that the weekend is almost here, and I can sleep in! :)

Here are some of my recent projects... these were made with my favorite flower company, Prima!

Celebrate Fall (or any season) with Cafe Prima! http://www.cafeprima.net/

These layouts were created using Cafe Prima's November kit:


There is a great mix, and doesn't need to be only used in "fall" layout, as I have shown with my "Sun Baby" layout.

Friday, October 19, 2007

October Guest Designer for Treasured Scrapbooking

Here are more of my projects for my Guest Designer spot at Treasured Scrapbooking! These were made from the October kit #2. They have two awesome kits to choose from every month, plus a card kit too!
I made 2 layouts, and an altered project and have so much left over in my kit, I can probably make 2-3 more LOs with.

I loved this paper from American Crafts! I used my trusty cutter bee scissors to handcut all the flowers, and layered them for this wonderful 3D effect!
Love, Love, Love it!!

I found this box at a thrift store for 99 cents. I covered it with pp, and made it into a candy box stash. I added "dulces" or "sweets" as a disguise for it in my scrap room, so that only I will know what is in the box!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!

melanie :)


It's been a long week...Sienna at home sick, and no school Wed-Fri, because of P/Teacher conferences. It was great spending time with my girl, but I desperately need to catch up on my DT projects this weekend!

Here is my LO for my October Guest Designer spot at Treasured Scrapbooking, using thier kit #2.

Here are some photos taken a couple of weekends ago, at a Harvest Festival, at a local Apple Orchard. Sienna had fun petting the farm animals, going on a hay ride, and playing games. But the best part was the freshly picked apples...they were delicious!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

October is here!!

Can you beleive it is October???
Leaves changing colors, and filling your yard with leaves! I see a photo OP! :)

It's been a busy few last weeks for me. So, much going on and stressing me out. The big stresser was that my Sienna (6) had to have 2 teeth removed by a dental surgeon. After a big fight, with screaming and yelling, she finally gave in to a liquid valum, some nitris oxide gas, and the anesthesia to put her to sleep. This was not a pretty site and I had to leave the room crying at one point.\
But, everything seems fine right now, she will have to get spacers to fill the gaps, when they heal.

The anoher BIG disaster. My computer, finally died, for good this time. He still holds all my photos, and important documents, and we will get it from him one day and pass it on to this newbie computer~ Who I must say, I am not liking!

My Sienna cannot seem to access her computer games, I cannot access lots of stuff that I was used to ....just very frustrating!

As far as it goes for scrapbooking...I just barely made some DT deadlines this week, being computerless all week. So, I have to do some major catch up this week.
Hope this week gets better!
Thanks for hanging in there with me!



Source: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Lupus Fact SheetProvided by the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease which causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. The immune system normally protects the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. In an autoimmune disease like lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against "self."

Lupus is NOT infectious, rare or cancerous.

The Lupus Foundation of America market research data show that between 1.4 million and 2 million people have been diagnosed with lupus. (Study conducted by Bruskin/Goldring Research, 1994.)

Although the cause of lupus is unknown, scientists suspect that individuals are genetically predisposed to lupus, and know that environmental factors such as infections, antibiotics, ultraviolet light, extreme stress and certain drugs play a critical role in triggering lupus.
Lupus affects 1 out of every 185 Americans. Although lupus can occur at any age, and in either sex, 90% of people with lupus are women and during the child bearing years lupus strikes women 10-15 times more frequently than men. Lupus is more prevalent in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and Asians.

Only 10% of people with lupus will have a close relative (parent or sibling) who already has or may develop lupus. Only about 5% of the children born to individuals with lupus will develop the illness.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms come and go and mimic many other illnesses. Some symptoms of lupus can be transient joint and muscle pain, fatigue, a rash caused by or made worse by sunlight, low grade fevers, hair loss, pleurisy, appetite loss, sores in the nose or mouth or painful sensitivity of the fingers to the cold.
Sunlight, infection, injury, surgery, stress or exhaustion can trigger "flare-ups" of lupus (a more active state of the disease).
Although lupus ranges from mild to life-threatening and thousands of Americans die with lupus each year, the majority of cases can be controlled with proper treatment.
Increased professional awareness and improved diagnostic techniques and evaluation methods are contributing to the early diagnosis and treatment of lupus. With current methods of therapy, 80-90% of people with lupus can look forward to a normal lifespan.
While medical science has not yet developed a method of curing lupus, new research brings unexpected findings and increased hope each year.

The Lupus Foundation of America has nearly 100 local chapters directly providing patient services, education, awareness and research in their local areas.
The disease comes in three forms: discoid lupus, which is limited to the skin and often identified by a rash on the face, neck or scalp; systemic lupus, which can affect almost any organ or system of the body; and drug-induced lupus, which presents itself after the use of certain prescribed drugs.

It doesn't have to be October to help spread the word about lupus.If you want to know more about lupus, contactThe Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

Welcome Spring!