Wednesday, May 20, 2009

thanks for all the love for my friend jess. boy do I have some exciting news where she is concerned. I cannot tell you now...but woowweeeeeeeeeeeee. gigggle!

what have we been up to. lots and lots of baseball. chase had his last game (which we wonnnnnn) and his end of year party. went to a birthday party at the Gauche Aquatic Park in town. that was funnnnnnnn. have a big water slide. lap pools w/diving boards. then a pool that goes from chest level on me to angle level. it has lots of things for the little ones to play on including kid slides, water cannons, sprinklers etc. love that place. then Chase's last musical concert of the year. the whole second grade sung...very cool. the trike a thon the preschool did for st judes children's hospital went great!!! on friday I will be chaperoning Chase's end of the year party at the aquatic park. woohooooo. so we haveeeee been so so so busy.

what do ya'll think about the Idol finale? I was shocked. I like them both...but assumed that Adam would win. wowza.

on to scrappy news.

my friend Iara did it again. another Oh so cute boy kit. how can I resist that??

a boy and his cars by baers garten at scrapbook graphics

my layout with it

and I made a baseball brag book album. we were looking for one to make as coaches gifts. couldn't find what we needed, so made my own,lol. click here to go to store.

buy this week and you get the bonus kit for free!!

and here is the cover freebie for ya! click here to download. please send people to the blog.

on monday, I will have the templates so you can make a brag book for any occassion. woohooo

ok kidlets. on to speed clean and do some laundry. ickkkkkkkk

hugs and happy scrapping!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


thanks for all of your sure is nice.

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email me at tmblankenship at gmail com for your prize.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Want a present from a dear friend of mine? It is one freaking rocking present. Comes out of a bad thing for her, though. So go over, tell her how great it is. Leave her a nice note and a thank you. Let's cheer her up. Please.

Go to Jessica's blog

love and kisses!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hi all sweet scrappers. Hope all is going well. Things are swimming along smoothly. I can't wait for summer vacation. For many reasons. Getting to have my babies (who drive my bananas) home with me. I cannot believe next year I will have a kidlet in 3rd grade and one in kindy. Wahhhhhh. I am also looking forward to making our own schedule. The "have tos" are getting to me a bit. The idea of camping, swimming, trips to the library, zoo and Marine World, bowling (the bowling alley gave all kiddos k-8 at our school a pass for one free game plus free shoe rental EVERY day of summer break. Sure wish Hayden got one though. That would be nice to take them to a lot.), bbqs, some fun homeschooling projects, etc etc. ahhhhhh. just a while longer.
Though I am not looking forward to the wildly crazy coming weeks. Birthday parties, hubby out of town, end of baseball plus two end of season parties, three end of year school parties ('s school is having two), hayden's graduation, getting the person taking my place on the preschool's board up to speed, three upcoming Mom night outs (oh poor me lol), helping get my aunt's retirement party set up, etc etc etc. ahhhhh. fun fun fun.

I haven't been to the gym for almost two weeks!?!?! I was busy for a few days and then I got what I think was the flu. I am still not all the way recovered from that. I really can't wait to get back into the gym though. I was seeing real progress (almost 10 lbs lost and inches off everywhere) and it sure put me in a better mood. My patience was a lot better too ;) so. yeah. hopefully next week I will be able to go back at it!

So. That is that.

In my scrapping life....been working on some layouts. Making some fun layouts. And some challenges.

Are you in the market for a free template and a chance to win a $5 GC to Valorie Brown's store?

here is the template I am giving away: click here to go to challenge

and how bout a little love for my peeps? ;) here is something I made just for you.

click here to download. leave me a hi and howdy why don't ya?? thanks. I do appreciate it.

now. we all know times our tough right now. I love hearing about money saving tips.
Link me up to your fave freebies (non scrapbooking related), coupon sites, etc etc. I will pick two people Friday night 11p PST to win a $5 to my store. leave your name in the comment section with your link woohooo.

hugs and happy scrapping!

Monday, May 04, 2009

well hi and howdy scrappers!!

did you all have a fabo weekend? get anything good? win any goodies??

I had a good time cruising around.

baseball games got rained out (I know right? Wasn't it just 98 degrees here a few weeks ago? CRAZY).

Last night we had two of my daughters and their fellas over for a bbq. fun fun.

Got big plans for mommy's day. my mom got us season passes to Marine World. So we are going that day!! yayay. Usually mother's day is spent doing something for his mom and/or mine. Really my first doing something IIIII want to do ;). My mom and aunt are coming with. Friday will be a Mommy's Day Lunch at Preschool! yummmm. Saturday we are going up to his mom's house after two bball games. So busy busy.

Do you miss me enabling? heheheh

some great schtuff out there right now!

Miss Tina over at FPD is celebrating her bday today! woohooo! she is having a sale (enter item in cart to see discount) and has a great freebie too! Go here

Baers Garten has some new kits and good sales going on at Scrapbook Graphics

I have used her wonderful creations on these layouts

Bren Boone has some of my fave kits on sale for $1~~ woohoo

here are just a few

My whole kaboodle deal is still at the intro price:

Tracy's Whole Kaboodle...$29 for limited time!

what do you get?

alllll the page and element templates in Tracy's Store

like these

anything I add for the months of may and june (at least 12 templates-4 packs of trios- each month)

access to a forum that has lots of extras. retired templates, freebie templates, kits and elements. templates made just for you. wanna a peek at what will be in there?

all in all you will get hundreds of dollars worth of products!

check it out here!

I also wanted to let you know about my challenge up this week. A template challenge, imagine that?!?! Grab this template, follow the rules and you could win $5 to Valorie Brown's store (each week you can win from a different FPD designer).
How fun and easy is that?!?!?!

This week's free template:

Click here to go grab it!

hugs and happy scrapping

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Happy NSD!!!! wohoooooo

I am plopped down for some fun.

I wanted to let you know about another deal I am doing.

buy my whole store for $29. And you also get tons of other goodies: past prizes and freebies and retired products. I will also make templates JUST for the people who
buy this. And you will get all sets I put in the store for May and June. That will be AT LEAST 12 individual templates (four sets of trios) each month.

want to see of the extras you will get?? here is a little peeky

Do you want a chance to win some templates of your choice? Go here and enter your choice. to play some challenges!

Friday, May 01, 2009

So...I keep thinking "I really need to start blogging again." But it is one of those let it go for a bit and there doesn't seem like a good time to start again. Well....what better time than NSD for it, eh?

So...what is going on here. Dh is now working for a good company. It is hard for us not all being together all the time (he was working from home), but hey...we are just glad to be working during these times.

Boys are great and growing. Baseball season is well on us. fun fun. School is in the last months. Hayden will start Kindy in late August :(

I am embarking on a new health routine. It is going great.

lost almost 10lbs so far...lots of inches. working out like crazy!

Still designing at FPD w/my homechicks. love them. Also starting to write a monthly spot for DigiScrapAddicts newsletter. they are so fun there.

Nothing else too terribly exciting.

What are your plans this weekend? I am going to actually get to relax and scrap and hit some chats! woohoooo! (fpd has some awesome challenges going on this weekend ;) )

They also have a store wide 40% off sale going on as well. just add items to your cart to see the discounts. So many great sales this weekend I am in a dizzy tizzy ;)

New products from me? of course,lol.

and a freebie for you?? been a long time, no?

click here to download. leave a hi and a hello. send your template loving friends over to grab. you know the dos and don'ts...but if not...check my tou in downloads.

so. that is my quick new start to blogging life again! I can keep it up! yay!

off to grab some shut eye so I can play tomorrow! hugs and happy scrapping!