Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Secret's out...

So, my secret is out!
Wooooooooo Hoooooooooo

I've been asked to be a contributing editor at Memory Makers magazine for next year!!!!
(pinch me)
I totally think I'm dreaming!
Scratch that, don't pinch me b/c I don't want to wake up!!!
(cartwheel, cartwheel, dizzy moment, cartwheel again)

My first assignment was to cover the CHA trends for the MM editor blog. So here's my contributing editor debut. (that sounds soooooo crazy!)

XOXO...Stac :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I was a semi-finalist in the Scrapbooks etc Ultimate Summer Challenge. The challenge was to use 8 pics on a layout. Being an 8.5x11 girl, I went with a index print type line-up. :)

The best part of the whole thing was...

all my family and friends really got behind me and were voting, voting, voting. It was so awesome to feel everyone's love and support and know that they were with me 110%. I might not have won that week's contest, but I definitely won with a great family and awesome friends.

Thanks again everyone!!!

Here's the layout...

Lots of love...XOXO Stac :)
PS--News from CHA coming soon! Yeppers, I went last minute! Working on it now! Post coming soon! {/tease}
Hmm...I'm kinda turning into a bit of a big ol' tease aren't I? Sorry...it will all be revealed soon enough! ;)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Monster Kid...

Now, you know I'd never really call any of my kids a "monster".
At least not in writing where its saved for posterity.
(not denying that I might've muttered it under my breath during a tantrum though)

I didn't...
she did! :)

To get the full effect, you'll have to imagine her switiching from her usual high-pitched sweet voice to a total monster-deep growl to delier this line. ;)

In other news, I got some GREAT GREAT GREAT news that has quite put me over the moon. Required a nice family dinner out to celebrate and everthing. I don't know if I can spill it publicly yet though...I'll let ya know. Just know that its BIG and definitely WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DEE HOOOOOOOOOOO worthy! (/tease) LOL ;)

XOXO...Stac :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

a Favor, Pretty Please? :)

Hey y'all!
I am dedicated to the Ultimate Summer Challenge on Scrapbooks, etc.
Totally having fun with the challenges and such!

I am a semi-finalist this week and **really** need y'all's votes..Pretty Please with Glitter on Top!

Here's the link...http://my.scrapbooksetc.com/app/voting/index.jsp?id=/templatedata/sbe/voting/data/1207926756307.xml&sid=7

You do have to register, but they don't spam you.
And you can VOTE DAILY!!
After you vote each day, you can see where I'm at in the standings.

I really appreciate all of y'all's support!
Thank you!
XOXO...Stac :)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


No, not *that* kind! ;)

In a well balanced diet, there is always the rush of a bit o'junk food, right? Or if you are me, there are *way too many* Chick Fil A stops in a week (uhm 2 already & its only Wednesday! eek!).

I digress...my point was (is) that sometimes ya need a quickie in your life.

Like last night.
I had a scrappin' urge, but was oh so tired.

Gave myself a midnight deadline and *started* at 10:15pm. In just under 2 hours, I'd selected pics, photoshopped them a teeny bit, printed & trimmed them, picked products to play with, done a little minor technique magic, pushed the scrappin' bits around a while, stuck everything down, took my layout photo (in the dark no less & with flash/transparency issues), photoshopped the layout pic, and posted. In under 2 hours. I think its a record for me. LOL :)

Now is it my bestest layout in the whole wide world?

But sometimes fast food, I mean quickie scrappin is good for the soul. There is some sense of satisfaction to just getting it done on occassion. And its pretty cute I think? Wait, its a boy page...not cute. Its Rockin' Cool, right? ;)