Friday, November 27, 2009

Disney Vacation - Day 6

Disney's Hollywood Studio's (Formely known as: MGM Studio's)
The kids really enjoyed Hollywood Studio's,  Thomas and Daniel's favorite spot was the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!  The popular Indiana Jones is replayed right before your eyes!  Indiana Jones arrives through a hole in the ceiling, coming down on a rope...Spikes pop up in the stage floor, and a huge "boulder" trys to crush him as he runs from it.  They use volunteers from the audience, but I couldn't get any of our kids to volunteer!  Another BIG highlight from the day was the show called "Lights, Motors, Action!" This show had LOTS of stunt cars, motorcycles, and jet skis racing across the set. There was even a guy who fell from a 5-story building onto an airbag.  Plus, anytime things "BLOW UP" the boys love it!  Other things we did were: Star Wars thrill ride, Muppet 3D vision, The Great Movie ride, The Backlot Tour, and the night ended with a spectacular view of the city lights.  Check this out:

TWO streets were lit up like this

PLUS... it "snowed" from the tops of the building!

Here are some other fun pictures:

Until, tomorrow.....


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Disney Vacation - Day 5

Magic Kingdom - Part 2
Yep... It rained.... and.... rained.... and RAINED! - BUT, one good thing was that the park wasn't crowded!  We finished up seeing everything on the right side of the park.  Mickey and Minnie's Toon Town, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.  The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display over top of Cinderella's castle.  We didn't get back to the room until 11:30, and thank goodness that we drove the rental car over, or it would have been much later!
Here are some great pictures:

The castle kept changing colors:

This is in Minnie's house

I wonder how they do this......?

That's it for today....
Have a Magical Day!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Disney Vacation - Day 4

Magic Kingdom - Part 1
Goodness.... What can I say!  There was SOOooo much to see in Magic Kingdom that we only covered half of the park and we're going back to see the other half tomorrow! (Actually today, since i was supposed to post this LAST night!!)
We took about 400 pictures between all of us, and I'll be gathering them all together when I get back to make a scrapbook using My Digital Studio!  I have SO many great pictures!! Here are a few:

Here's a popular one...

At the Pirates of the Carribean

The boys "arm wrestling" on Tom Sawyer's Island

Jaimee.... trying to steal the "BOOTY"

Unfortunately................Smiley from !     We're going ANYWAY!  I'll post more later!


Monday, November 23, 2009


Ok... I may be on vacation, but I STILL know a bargin when I see one, and I would be failing as your demonstrator if I didn't tell you about this sale... SOooooo... this is ONE sale that you won't want to miss! HURRY.. it only lasts until 11/30.

You REALLY won't want to miss this Shopping Extravaganza!!
Trust me on this.. it's only available to my on-line shoppers!  Check out these sales;  SHOP now!  <- click here!

Ok.... back to our regularly scheduled show!

Disney Vacation - Day 3

Today we went to Blizzard Beach.  A total BLAST!  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to show you of Blizzard Beach, because... well... it's a waterpark!  WAIT... I have a few.. check these out:

The entire park has snowdrifts, and icicles hanging off of the roofs and its "story" is that there was a freak snow storm and someone saw an opportunity for a ski resort! Here's the link:  Blizzard Beach
First thing we did was the Cross Country Creek.. which was a lazy inner tube float around the entire waterpark.  Then we went down the Run Off Rapids which was more fun coming down than going up!... WAYYYY too many steps! Me and Leo did that ride only ONCE, while the kids went back on it.   Next was Teamboat Springs, where all five of us sat in a huge round inner tube and went down this realllllllly steep slope that kept dipping to the right and the left... really FAST!  That was a lot of fun because to get to the entrance to that ride, you had to jump on a skylift to take you up up and UP.  After we had lunch, we hung out for about an hour at Melt-a-way Bay.  Which was this giGANTic wave pool.  Pretty cool place.

The highlight of Jaimee's vacation was we all went to see the movie New Moon after the water park! It's your typical... highschool girl falls in love with a vampire...AND... a werewolf!.. you know, every father's dream?... (cough cough!!)... It was pretty good.  She was happy!   :o)
Here's some pictures from yesterday:

These two pics were from the Safari

A nighttime view from our room...

Tomorrow we will be going to Magic Kingdom. 
I'll post more pics tomorrow!



Disney Vacation - Day 2

Another tiring day!!.... I must have walked 20 miles today....   Phew!  ok.. maybe not 20.. but it FELT like it!!!  After having a fantastic "Mickey" breakfast at our hotel.......

......we went to Disney's Animal Kingdom.  The kids enjoyed the rides, some of their favorites were:  It's Tough to be a Bug Smiley from, Mt. Everest Smiley from, Dinosaur Smiley from, and the Safari ride Smiley from  . 

The best ride was by FAR... Dinosaur!  Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take any pictures, and quite honestly, we bounced around so much that they would not have come out anyway! In this ride, you sit in a "time travel" vehicle, and go back in time on a mission to find a particular species of dinosaur.  And this ride bounces you all over the place, while giantic dinosaurs try to eat you!  The kids loved it, and I screamed Smiley from the entire way through!

Here are some pics of the festivities:
This is taken in "It's Tough to be a Bug"

This a picture taken at Mt. Everest

I'll post more tomorrow!!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Continuation of Day 1 (Last night)

I didn't get to bed until sometime after midnight because the kids wanted to go swimming last night when we got back from Downtown Disnet at 10:00..... So, we swam in the pool until we got kicked out for being TOO loud, and THAT was after midnight!!

Might I add that these beds are soooooooooooooooooooooo  comfy! WOW!  I slept soooo goood last night.. PLUS... I was just EXHAUSTED!!

We're staying at the Lake Buena Vista Hotel... and we're on the 15th floor... with a spectacular view!! check this out:

And Last night, once we got situated in our hotel room, we met my sister and her husband at Downtown Disney for dinner at an Irish Pub called Ragland..

We walked around Downtown Disney and found HATS!  And everyone was trying them on!!  Some of them were soooooo crazy!!

Even Leo tried one on:

Oh my goodness.... this is funny!

How cute is this?

This is the hat that Daniel ended up with!!

I'll post again either tonight or tomorrow morning!!!



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Disney Vacation - Day 1

Sorry, I haven't posted in a long time... but.. it's been kind of busy at my house.  First, I'm back in school for the next 5 months... i know.. ugh!... But, THEN.. I'll finally be done!!  WAHOO!

And, today.... we're OFF..   We're heading to Disney.  Me, Leo, Jaimee, Thomas, and Daniel! I'll try to post everyday... even try to get some pictures on here... But... right now, we're sitting at the airport.  Our plane takes off at 1:00 p.m., Smiley from so we have some time to hang out here..  The kids are having fun at the little "playground" type area they have here at the end of the "D" terminal. 

As soon as we get to the hotel tonight, I'll add today's pics! 

Until then...

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another Cupcake Birthday card

Soooo.... I had to make another birthday card, and since I just LOVE this Crazy for Cupcake stamp set, I dug it out again.   I wanted to use some really crazy and wild designer paper, so I found some retired DSP called Sweet Always.
This card was watercolored using blenderpens and markers.  Use the brush end of the marker and scribble on a smooth surface. Pick up some of the ink color using the blender pens and apply to the stamped image.
Each layer is matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

   The star is made by punching the Small Star first, then positioning the Large Star around the first punch. This leaves you with an outline of a star.
   The cherries are colored in with a Real Red marker, and topped with a dab of Crystal Effects to make them look shiny and round! The icing is highlighted with a jellyroll pen.

Here's a list of the current supplies:

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper:  Whisper White; Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Black Stazon
Stampin' Write markers: Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Circle Fire Brads, Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Regal Rose Grosgrain 5/8 inch ribbon.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baby MOJO juice!

Nothing like a little MOJO juice to get juices flowin!

This little beauty was created using the MOJO Monday sketch #112. You can always be certain that a fabulous new sketch will be posted each week!  When a friend of mine asked me to make a baby card, it was just the perfect timing for MOJO112.
The entire card is made using Whisper White cardstock and So Saffron Designer Series Paper.  Both backgrounds were embossed using the Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet  Smiley from;and Swiss Dots embossing folders, with just a touch of So Saffron for a mat border.  I cut the round tab using the 1 3/8 inch Circle punch.  The flower from the pretties kit is spritzed with the new Frost White Shimmer Paint to give it a little extra pizazz!  Smiley from Isn't that just Gorgeous?  I just can't bear to part with this retired SU! set called So Many Scallops.  It is one of my all-time favorites!  To finish off the card, I added a small bow using Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon
So... try a little MOJO yourself... It's just darn good STUFF!  Smiley from
Until next time...
Happy Stampin'


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Whoaaaaa....... CHECK out the NEW L@@K!

Leo worked ALLLLL DAYYYYY long to change some major elements in my blog!!  I think he did a FAN-TAS-TIC JOB!

I created my Blog header a few days ago with My Digital Studio and THAT was the easy part... Leo added those cool clicky links right under my blog, and changed some other things.
Check this signature out....


Another COOOOL creation from My Digital Studio!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Decor' Elements & Vintage Ornaments I

I just LOVE my new stencils from page 29 of the Decor' Elements Catalog!
This card uses TWO colors of Ink, and the Shimmer Paints for the accent.  I was amazed at the results!
The smaller ornament is stenciled first by sponging the background with Soft Suede classic ink. The hanger was also sponged with Soft Suede except just with a little more pressure.  Then... (this is important)..  MASK the smaller ornament, and sponge the second one using Rich Razzleberry. Again, using more pressure to stencil the hanger makes it looks like a different color was used.  The accents were placed on the ornaments using Platinum & Frost White Shimmer Paints.  Gosh...I just LOVE those paints!  They are a LOT of fun!!

When you order the stencils, you get two ornament stencils, and two fancy decorations for them.  Be careful when cleaning them because they are rather intricate and you wouldn't want to bend the plastic.  There is another set of ornaments... and since I've been bitten by the stencil bug.. I need to get them toooo!
Consider the possibilities!!!!
- Christmas cards
- Scrap pages
- Decorating mirrors using acrillic paints
- Stenciling gift bags
- Spraying canned snow for window decorations!!

This Vintage Ornaments II will be on my next order!!
I already had to order more shimmer paints.. not necessarily because I ran out, but because I just LOVE them I'll be devistated if I DO run out!
The supplies used for the card pictured above is:

Stencil set: Vintage Ornaments I
Stamp set: Four The Holidays
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Shimmer Paints: Frost White, Platinum
Paper: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (for sentiment); Sponge Daubers; Sponges

Any of these supplies, plus those from any of the catalogs can be ordered from my website 24/7.  Click HERE to order now!

Until next time!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tall Gift Bag/Box

Have you ever needed a tall gift bag and HAD to run out to the store to purchase one?... Doesn't that just drive you MAD?  I'll post a picture of this AWESOMELY coooooool bag tonight, but in the meantime, hop on over to Koogle Technotes to check out the video I just posted!!

~ Supplies ~  
Holiday Lounge #115676
Sahara Sand #105328
Ruby Red #102030
Sticky Strip #104294
Scallop Edge Punch #112091
Jumbo Snowflake Punch #116628
Gold Cording #109867

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Until next time...
Happy Stampin'