Ashley Academy 17th Annual Benefit Auction

I don't know about anyone else but I had a wonderful time at the auction. Here is a slide show of the fun. Of course I was the only one with a camera. I think I should get a discount on tuition for the rights to the photos. Darn, I forgot to watermark all of these!

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Mosh Posh February Kit

This is my newest addiction. I love these kits and can't wait to start scrappin this week. The school auction is tonight and that should free up some time for me. I am itchin to play with paper!

February 2009 Kit Contents



My Mind’s Eye Laundry Line & Jenni Bowlin Paper

1-Jenni Bowlin Red Ledger

1-Jenni Bowlin Brown Polka dots

1-Laundry Line Authentic Glitter Paper

1-Laundry Line Aspire Glitter Paper

1-Laundry Line Tablecloth Glitter Paper

1-Laundry Line Curious Glitter Paper

American Crafts Cardstock


2-Robin’s Egg


3 Jenni Bowlin Journaling Car

1 sheet My Mind’s Eye chipboard Accessories

1 My Minds Eye Butterfly & Corner Stamp

1 pkg Imaginisce NEW Paper Flowers

1 pkg American Crafts Jewelery Box Thickers

1 yard Robin Egg Ribbon


Jersey Girl finally finds a little slice of heaven here in TN

Ok, so we have a lot of fly by night restaurants here in Johnson City. Especially those that claim to make pizza. I fondly call most pizza here "giant circles of garbage". Well today that has all changed. I am still in disbelief. I found the most awesome NY Style Pizza right here in Johnson City TN! Of course the owners are from Long Island. What is even funnier is that the one brother is the guy who built the house next to us. As that house was going up I swore it was being built by some guido from Little Ferry NJ. LOL I was RIGHT!!! I know my Italian mid century Hudson County architecture.

Ok, so back to the food.

Luke's Pizza
Well what can I say, there was so much oil on my slice that Alex asked why there was water on his pizza? LOL I said just hush up and eat it! Then I burned my gums on it! YAY, pizza burn!

For dessert we had a real live cannoli! Here is the conversation from the kid who ate cannoli's every week when he was 2 and hasn't had one since we moved here.

Alex: What is that white powder?

Mom: It is sugar, trust me you will love it.

Alex: What does that crunchy part taste like?

Mom: It taste like a cookie. Really it is the best dessert on the planet!

Alex: What does the inside taste like?

Mom: Like donut cream filling.

Alex: Hmmm, what are those black things?

Mom: Chocolate chips (as I now shove the last bite of mine in my mouth), just eat it already or I will!

Alex: (takes a bite) Yeah mom, you were right.

Mom: About what?

Alex: It is the best dessert on the planet.

Mom: I know sweetie, now I have yet one more excuse to be fat and happy! Wait till daddy finds out about this place!



Blog candy from my favorite kit stop!

My favorite Kit Company is giving cool stuff away. I love love love the 3 kits I have received so far. Go visit and play the game...post on the blog comments and mention my name! (Janice and Company) :-)

That's 93 pieces of embellishment glory just for leaving a comment! What could be easier than that? AND it gets better!

- If you send a friend to leave a comment, have them say, "XXXX sent me!" and you get an added chance to win!
- If you add a post on your blog about the Mosh Posh Blog Party, then you get 2 extra chances to win! (just be sure to leave a comment so that we can check it out!)
- If you add the Mosh Posh blog banner that our lovely Brook made to your blog, (which you can find here: Image ) then you get 2 extra chances to win! Just rick-click to save the image to your computer and then add it your blog. (be sure to let us know that you did it!)

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Candy Addict...Intervention Needed!

So I took the photos of the kids and then they glue dotted the candy on them this afternoon. I set Jeff's 32 photos with Tootsie Rolls on them in a bag on the counter. Well, needless to say he broke into them and ate about 15 of them off the photos!!!! After this holiday all the candy will be removed from this house and burned in Beth's fire pit...
And whatever candy he brings home from school tomorrow is not even coming into the house.


Jeffrey's Valentines

YAY, got Jeff's done too.

Valentines for school...

So someone (Marj) gave me this great idea for Valentines. I am going to tape the piece of actual candy on to the photo and put them in a card. Alex loved this. He had great fun posing and even went and put his pink shirt on. Then he helped pick out the actions and fonts for the photo. I love the way it turned out! Thank goodness there are only 10 kids in his class!


Project 365 Week 4 - better late than never

So I have fallen behind with srapping these photos. I have taken them every day but I have been playing with paper scraps lately. All of my Project 365 layouts are in digital form. I plan to print a book at Shutterfly at the end of the year.

Enjoy! Week 5 is coming soon I hope.

***Credits: Lucky Star Kit Essential ©2006 by Gina Cabrera of www.DigitalDesignEssentials.com All Rights Reserved
Font: FG Jennifer www.fontgarden.com
Template Design by "Camilla's Kitchen"

From Project 365


These are the days...

I scrapped this for a challenge over at SBO. It was an Anniversary Challenge.

The requirements were:

  • Something old - photos
  • Something new - supplies
  • Something borrowed -sketch from my CK mag this month
  • Something blue - paper (and that hideous sofa)

I had a lot of fun doing this since my cousin in the photo is getting married next Saturday.

I am not going to be able to make it to the wedding after all and thought I would send him my thought with this FABULOUS layout! Best wishes to you both and have a great wedding day!

From My Layouts


Precious baby

What happened to this 10 lb bundle of joy? I spent the afternoon explaining to him (now 3yrs old) that he should not hit his brother. Who would have thought looking at that sweet sleeping baby he would turn into such a little monster???
From My Layouts

This page was done for a ribbon challenge over at SBO and Use Your Stash. Hope I win something!


Croppin again...

Spent the day Saturday at an all day crop. 14 hrs of scrappin...YAY! I had fun seeing lots of ladies that I haven't seen in a while. Lots of good food and talk. And I even got really creative! I was thrilled to use my new kits from Mosh Posh. The first two layouts are from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie kit they had for January.


Win a Cricut Expression

You can win a cricut expression!!! And if you don't need it give it to me! LOL

Visit this blog and leave a comment.......if they get to 600 comments she will give one away!! You can comment once a day. Ends 2/20 .
Please say that Janice Guazzo sent you, I could win a prize also!!