Monday, June 30, 2008

Pigtails and Tattoos

This came in from my biggest fan, Rena!
"ok lady I need a QP fix, I get the feeling there is a FRILLY one in ya, *taunting* Come On......Come On, you know you want to......I dare ya....make a FRILLY....Come on show us your FRILLY Side.....Bwahaaahaaa"
So, being the kind of person that will never pass up a dare, I came up with this! A compromise, if you will! Not really frilly, but it did give me a foo-foo fix. (Thanks, girlfriend, for giving me the excuse!) I used the newest kit from Anita called "Early Summer". Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she struggles through this very difficult time in her life. This photo is of Miss Lilly sporting her pigtails and tattoo. Shawna took her to visit her friend Michelle in Dallas for the weekend, and she came home with this! Password is: tat It did finally wash off. Now, on to some other stuff. It has been brought to my attention that some of the older links are broken. Evidently when 4shared changed format, something happened, it wasn't me. It's 'gonna take me a while to go through every one and re-upload, but I will get them fixed. I'll post to let ya'll know when I get 'em done. Until then, if any of you come across one that says file not valid, if you could shoot me an email and tell me which one, it would certainly help.
Regarding this past weekend, Rena...get the rope!!! No t-shirt, no toaster. And that's all I have to say about that! LOL!!! And here's what you've been waiting for!

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Oh! And last but certainly not least, everybody say it with me...TURD! TURD! TURD!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Raining Buckets

I finally managed to finish a page!
This is another simple LO that should work well for a variety of photos. It seems like simple is all I can do these days! The day that we went shopping in Playa Del Carmen a big thunderstorm came up. I'm talkin' a real turd floater! Rather than walk in the pouring rain, we did the sensible thing and ducked into the nearest bar. They were offering buckets of beer, so sitting out the storm wasn't so bad. The very friendly waiter just kept 'em coming. Password is: bucket It's a good thing we were riding on a bus!
I'm not sure what the weekend holds, I am hearing those slot machines calling! Do you hear them? Listen. "Vicki...come give us all your money!" ROTFLPIMP!!!
Hope ya'll have a great one!
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Thursday, June 26, 2008


Hey girlfriends! Just a quick one to let you know I am busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest, I will try my best to have a post with a freebie for you tomorrow. These 12-14 hour workdays aren't leaving me much time to do anything FUN! BTW, Rena...yes, you did get me! Just call me "Gutter Mind"!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cool in the Pool

I took this shot of Matt the Brat and My Girl Shawna in the pool right outside of their room. The paper, frames and bubbles are from the June kit, I just adjusted the color to go with the pool water. I don't know about ya'll, but I really like the way these crinkled up papers go with water photos. Password is: cool I just want to let ya'll know how much I appreciate all your wonderful comments on my photos, pages and blog in general. I'm not sure how much longer we are going to be in vacation mode, I would really like to get my book finished before I start on anything else, but I don't know how much longer I can go without a foo-foo fix! It's been a LOOONG time! Just last night I found myself looking at some pink paper and ribbons! LOL!!!!
Lady Zip wants to know if the whole family went to Cancun. This year only Matt, Shawna, Mom, Dad and I went. The trip this year came together really fast, and my oldest son David (the ship captain) could not rearrange his schedule so that he and his family could go. After seeing the pics and hearing about it, he is already planning for next year! Matt was a stinker and wouldn't let me take Wyatt and Lilly, he said he and Shawna wanted to be able to relax. However, everyone is on board for Cancun 2009! It should be absolutely awesome! I can hardly wait to take Wyatt and Lilly to visit my dolphin friends.
I was LMAO at Rena adding the dolphins and jackpots to her "bucket list"! The dolphin swim was actually on mine (we have always called it the croak list). Now I just have to get started on those sax lessons!

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunburn? Or...

I had a pretty productive weekend. I managed to get quite a few pages done and made some into QP's for you. Today's offering is a LO I made of my Dad. We all met at the lobby bar every morning to decide what to do for the day. It has these gorgeous backlit marble panels. Dad and I were sitting and talking, when he mentioned that he thought his shins had gotten sunburned. Being the smartass that I am, I couldn't help but point out that maybe it wasn't sunburn after all! I then proceeded to whup out my camera and take some pictures for evidence. Password is: ouch This page also uses stuff from both the June kit and Cancun dreams. Now, I have a question. Does anyone have suggestions for a good video editing software? I have muvee, but I can't get it to do what I want. I need to be able to extract different parts of a video that is on DVD and then put them together in a new movie. This way I can edit the dolphin video and post it. As it is, it includes everyone in our group that day, and I can't put that up. Your input will be greatly appreciated!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Vacation Pages

It's amazing what you can accomplish if you stay at home and be a good girl! Thanks for the pep talk, Rena! LOL!!! I actually managed to get some pages done! I didn't make QP's from these, they are fairly simple and pretty specific to my photos, but if anyone wants them, just ask. You know what they say about us southern girls, we aim to please! The alpha in the "Float" page is "See Clearly" from Misty Cato. These were pics that just had to scrapped for posterity, my Dad is most certainly NOT a beach or water person! The first day we went to the beach he wore his jeans, I mean, he will stay out fishing in 100 plus heat all day long, but he doesn't wear shorts or swim trunks, so this was a REALLY big deal! Next up is a pic of me during our very lazy river float. Everytime I would get stuck and just 'kinda be sitting there, Matt would come by to give me a push or a short tow to the next current. Whenever he came by, he would give a shove and shout "fifty pesos"! So...I now owe him big time! Last, but most certainly not least is my dolphin kiss page. Everytime I see this photo I just feel so much emotion that it is down right scary! I know I've said it before, but I'm 'gonna say it again...this experience is absolutely amazing! If you ever get the chance, DO IT!!! They are the most wonderful creatures and are very in tune with humans. They seem to know if you are a "dolphin person" and respond to that! And yes, if you are very observant, you will see that I have a tattoo of dolphins on my ankle!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Poor Neglected Blog Readers

A Saturday post for my poor neglected blog readers! I am so sorry for being MIA yesterday, everthing just kinda' crashed down on me at work. However, I am being a good girl and keeping my butt out of the casino this weekend, so maybe I will finally get some rest and make some pages! I do have to tell ya'll, it is awfully hard after last weekend, though. I hit two really big jackpots (see "Slot Nana") and it is SOOO tempting to go give some of it back! ROTFLPIMP!!! Password is: beach This page uses stuff from both the June kit and Cancun Dreams. If you wanted, you could pop some paper in the wrapped frame and use it for your title. In other news, I spent a couple of hours trying to make a video so you could see the foot push, but I can't make it work. I did manage to put together a short slideshow accompanied by the fabulous Delbert song "Sandy Beaches". If Google video ever finishes processing it I will add it to the blog for your viewing enjoyment! Well, I finally got it uploaded, I am not real pleased with Google video, it cut off a lot of the pics. I will continue to try!!! I do believe I should stick to accounting, it is painfully evident that I'm not much of a movie producer! An addendum to this post; as I was trying to upload the slide show, an ungrateful wretch dared to download this page and not leave any love. HOW DARE YOU? I worry about not posting freebies and then you just grab and run! Did your Momma not teach you anything? I thought we had gotten rid of all the rude people, but evidently I was wrong. You know who you are, and you should be ashamed!

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Dolphin Photos!

No freebie today, I have a couple of pages in the works but none quite finished. I just have way too much going on trying to catch up! I should have something for you tomorrow. In the mean time, I thought I would share a couple more of the dolphin photos.
The first pic is of my dolphin dance. He swims up, you take his fins in your hands and tango away! Next photo is when we learned hand signals. I had my dolphins singing to beat the band! They just kept singing and singing and then they started to twirl around! This was just one of the most amazing experiences of my life. If I can ever figure out how to add video to the blog you will have to see the "foot push". You lay down in the water in the "Superman" position, two dolphins come up behind, stick their noses in the arches of your feet and take off! Keep in mind that they can swim up to thirty miles an hour. They push you halfway out of the water! A little piece of friendly advice, if you decide to do the foot push, be sure to wear a one piece swimsuit. I learned this the hard way! ROTFLPIMP!!! They neglect to mention that itty bitty fact in the brochures! At least I wasn't the only moonie in our group, out of six people, three lost their drawers to the dolphins!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

20,000 Hits and Happy Feet!

Hey! I just noticed the blog rolled over 20,000 hits! So to celebrate, here's just what you've always wanted to see, a LO of my feet! I finished this page around 11:00 last night, now that I'm looking at it I think I will try a flip flop charm on the corner of one of the frames before I print. Password is: feet Everything here is from the June kit, I used the water stains over the border to grunge it up a bit.

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June Stuff

Okay, is my entry into the preview contest! ROTFL!!! This one is downright FUGLY! However, don't let appearances fool 'ya, there are some pretty cool embellies here. I really like the water stains, I plan on using them for some of the bar hopping pages, too! The word art is rusty, as is one of the dolphins. The other dolphin and the bubbles are chalked. I threw in another version of the border for you (not shown) and there are eyelets, string, swirlys and two journal spots to round things out. Password is: beachbum As I mentioned previously, most of the stuff from Cancun Dreams should mix well with this kit to give you lots of possibilities. As usual, I left most of it large, so you can size to fit your needs. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June Frames

Today you get the frames for the June kit. All chipboard, all the time! LOL!!! There are three that are wrapped, one with the starfish. The wraps from Cancun Dreams will also work well with these. Password is: chipped Actually, most of the embellies from it coordinate with the June kit. I am just about ready to chunk all the elements for June into a zip and call it a surprise. The preview for it is so pitiful, it is BEYOND crappy. This is 'gonna be it for now, I'm trying to catch up from yesterday and the missing secretary (are you impressed, Lori? LOL!!!) And for Rena and Erika, I am now on top of Glenn!!! Variety is the spice of life, right? ROTFLPIMP!!!

Here's Kim's swatch that I'm working with.
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Monday, June 16, 2008

June Papers

Kim's color swatch for the June challenge was just perfect for my vacation pics! I created the June kit with an ocean theme, surprise, surprise! Today you get the papers. The patterns include two starfish, two seashells and one fish. The solids are all crinkled and two have a grungy border. Password is: ocean I will get the frames and embellies packed up tonight. I think ya'll will be pleased with what I came up with! That's it for now, my secretary didn't come in this morning, I am swamped, so I can't go into the weekend happenings at the moment, but stayed tuned!

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Friday, June 13, 2008


No long post tonight, I am about to fall over. is a page that I made about my trip to Xel-Ha. All the components in this page are in the June Color Challenge kit that I should have finished by Monday, that is if I make it through the weekend. I have front row seats for George Jones Saturday night, so that means the weekend is pretty much shot. Maybe someday soon things will get back to normal; nahhh...I have never been normal! ROTFLPIMP!!!! Have fun! BTW, no password today!!! I can't even think of one, that's how tired I am!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Really Quick Page

This is a fast page I threw together last night before I collapsed. Goodness Gerty, I need a vacation to get over the vacation! ROTFLMAO!!! You can add a title in the top corner, use two photos, or one photo and tuck some paper in the other frame for journaling. Password is: beach I am going to try and find the time to put together a slide show. I just need a few 36 hour days and maybe I could make some progress on all the stuff I have to do! At least I have one page done. Now all I have to do is wade through the other three hundred pics. The underwater photos did not turn out well, there were a bunch of Gumbies that had the silt stirred up, so the vis sucked. I hope that by tomorrow I can get back on schedule with posting, but please don't hold your breath! BTW, thanks so much for all the wonderful comments regarding "Dolphin Nana". It was truly a very special, emotional experience for me. I bawled like a baby the first time he swam up and let me touch him!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm Back!

At long last, here is the rest of Cancun Dreams. There are lots of swirly doodles,strings, frames (one wrapped) frame wraps, two flowers, a starfish and a shell. These are probably the crappiest of my crappy previews, but hey...I did these on the fly. Shadows are in the previews only. Now here's the story...hardly any of this goes with my pictures! I'm gonna' start a new kit with more blues and greens. I am particularly proud of the hanging frame, it is suspended by eyelets and string. The starfish is pretty cool too. Password is: finally I left everything in a large size, so you can adjust to size without loss of quality. It all really does look better than the previews. Anyway, no big long post today, I am having severe mango daquiri withdrawal, and I still have to wash loads of clothes and get ready to hit the grindstone tomorrow. Rest assured, there will be plenty of stories and pics in the days to come! Be sure to check out "Dolphin Nana" on your left!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Posting here from the Cancun Airport! I am so sorry to leave ya'll hanging, but things just got away from me at the last minute! You know what they say (just who are THEY anyway?) about the best laid plans. I had planned to make some posts in advance but Hellmart got in the way! ROTFLPIMP!!! I will fill you all in tomorrow, they are calling my flight!
Hugs to all!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Have I mentioned I'm going to Cancun?

I just know that ya'll are real surprised by today's offering! ROTFLPIMP!!! Have I mentioned that I'm going to Cancun? HeHeHe! I've been working on some stuff to use to scrap the hundreds of pics I am sure to take. Here are the papers. I threw in a torn corner of the flowered paper. I still have to get the elements packed up and the crappy preview done, I'll try to get it done tonight. I made a really cool starfish that I think you'll like. I split this download into two parts, it was a 90mb file! Password is: ready I am also working on the DSO June Color Challenge. Kim really came up with a great swatch for this month! As soon as I get my desk cleared (that's a lie, it will still have piles of paper, just the important stuff will be done) I'm off to... you guessed it...HELLMART! Yeah, I have to pick up the rechargeable batteries that WERE NOT included in the digi video cam that I bought on last nights trip. I believe there is a conspiracy at work here.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Law Dog

I have always loved this shot of Matt and Wyatt, I had just never got around to scrapping it. I used the "See Clearly" alpha from Misty Cato. The striped paper is from "Celebrate Life" by Jannidee . Password is: officer Can you tell I bought some new crinkled overlays? LOL!!! I love this look! This is another page that you can add your own touch to. I am really leaning towards simple these days, but at least I'm still getting pages done! Today is 'gonna be crazy, there is way too much to do and not enough time in the day. Still have to find that danged camera and I am sure that there is a last minute trip to Hellmart in my future. I am SOO looking forward to those margaritas!

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Trick Shot

Wyatt was showing me all his new tricks with his laser gun. I just loved the over the shoulder shot. He was so serious. Password is: tricky The striped paper and the colored disks are from "Colored Fun" by Nana's Attic Everything else is by me! I was in a chipboard mood! I'm trying to get some posts done in advance, 'cause did I mention I'm going to Cancun? ROTFLMAO!!! I've only been counting down for two months! The next couple of days are gonna be wild, I spent the weekend getting everything together, but haven't finished packing. Today is tanning and mani-pedi day. Tomorrow I have to go try to find an underwater digital camera, I just decided I want one and there isn't one to be had in this podunk town. Nothing like waiting till the last minute!

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