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hi everybody! shaunna here, and before i start rambling i just want to say that the April kit is AWESOME! i am really having a hard time figuring out what i want to do with it - so much to work with! stop by the Scrapbooking Supplies R Us store... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
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hi everyone! today i want to share a REALLY cute project with you that i have been working on over the last few days. about a week ago, or so, Lori Whitlock released 3-D shadow boxes and other 3-D goodies for Silhouette, as well as in other digital diecut formats.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
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hi everyone! we've been having some trouble on the back end of things here, Typepad has been acting wonky for some of us and not for others so i'm taking the liberty to share the card challenge and my creation for it. this month, we are basing the challenge on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
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hi everyone! Shaunna here :) i'm a little late posting (since i usually post on Thursdays!) because i had the pleasure of having my cousin Meghan from Ohio staying with me for the week. i unintentionally took a week off from everything - i thought that i'd still have a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
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while we wait on the March kits to arrive! since The Sampler's kits are so stacked with great goodies, i am still playing around with "Oh Penelope" from February - and bits and pieces from January's "Ready, Set, GO!" are still strewn about my desk, for future necessity ;) i... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
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hey everyone! shaunna here :) i've been on a little unintentional hiatus for the last week or so... last week was a complete mess, from one end to the other - my birthday, V-day, computer issues... and i iced that cake with my fabulous procrastination skills so it just came... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
1. "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat 2. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz 3. "Her Diamonds" by Rob Thomas 4. "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry 5. "Lucky" by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat 6. "Amazing" by Bruno Mars 7. "When I'm Sixty-Four" by The Beatles 8. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden 9. "I'm Gonna Miss Her (Fishin' Song)" by Brad Paisley 10. "Steady as She Goes" by the Raconteurs
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* "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." (Arwen to Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings) * "I want to go somewhere I've never been, and I'd like to go with you." (Trillian to Arthur, The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy) * "You like me because I'm a scoundrel. There aren't enough scoundrels in your life. / I happen to like nice men. / I'm nice men. / No you're not, you're... :KISS:" (Han & Leia, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back) * "As you wish." (Westley to Buttercup, The Princess Bride) * "Where I come from, when two people... well, sort of love each other... oh never mind. / Well? What do they do when they "sort of love each other"? / Well, one of them says, "Why don't we get married?" / Really? / Yeah, and sometimes it's even the man." (Fanny Brice & Nick Arnstein, Funny Girl) * "You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you... Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting." (Tinkerbell to Peter, Hook)
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hey y'all! Shaunna here. today i'm going to show off one of my projects using the new "Oh Penelope" kit and show you how to take a sketch and make it your own. it's really easy to scale the sketch to fit your needs and rearrange things to coordinate with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
* Jim Henson. love EVERYTHING the man did, he was a genius. * Monty Python. you see their fingerprints everywhere, and you probably never knew it! * scrapbookers and cardmakers. i could get more specific but i’d hate to leave anyone out! i have a lot of favorites * Hunter S. Thompson. he was a drug-crazed weirdo but he has definitely said some pretty profound things and had a hell of a life. i respect him for who he dared to be and the experiences he shared in his writing. * Shel Silverstein. no one has a bigger place in my heart – i’ve loved him since i was in kindergarten, and own almost every single one of his books – including his few “adult” themed pieces * Hayao Miyazaki. love ALL his films. even Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind, which i do not like so much. his stories and animation are absolutely beautiful, i love all the imagery he uses and the realism he brings to simple anime characters. * J. R. R. Tolkien. i mean, really. this guy… lived almost his ENTIRE life making up an ENTIRE other universe in his head – languages, geography, creatures, history. his books are amazing, truly one of the best series ever written in my humble opinion * music in general. this could be a long list as well so i will just leave it at that. music definitely piques my creative side! * Johnny Depp. my favorite actor of all time, ever. probably one of the single most creative actors as well – he definitely knows his roles!
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* Sadly, for so many years of my life one of the biggest things i have spent doing preparing for a trip was spending time in front of a computer. burning CDs for road trips, piling up movies and games on laptops for kids, adjusting and readjusting my iPod playlist… for one reason or another i’m always running up to the last minute before i shut down the machines and get in the car… * Making sure everybody has everything. being that i wait until the last possible second to pack, i always run across things in my packing that i think someone else might have forgotten. so there’s a lot of, “does [family member] have socks and a jacket, in case it gets cold? where is [family member's] toothbrush? everyone has a pencil and a notebook, right?!? JUST IN CASE!!!” * Putting everything in the car, printing out boarding passes, setting the route on the laptop/iPad/iPhone and getting all the power adapters and cables strapped into place or in their places in bags. * Petting the dog and cats one last time, telling them they are good boys and to be good! * Rechecking every centimeter of the house (doors shut, locked, power off on various items, no animals shut in rooms) and making a mental picture of exactly how everything is when i leave so i know where it’ll be when i get back! * Setting up my “station” in the car – somewhere that i can be comfy and still have access to everything since i’m always the gopher on long car rides.
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1. Winter 1998-99. two weeks AFTER Christmas Break, we were still out of school. it just kept snowing… and snowing. one day, we actually went to school (40 mins away from home!) only to have them send us all back home an hour later because the weather was going to get worse. i got my license prior, but that year i learned how to drive in the snow! 2. General – building snow forts, snowmen, and ramps for our sleds in the backyard. laying in the snow listening to snowflakes hitting the ground and the stillness of the world. i miss being a kid, especially in winter! 3. Winter 2004. my first year in Texas. i was ABSOLUTELY MORTIFIED to wake up at 6AM on Valentine’s Day to the sounds of kids playing in the snow… I MOVED TO TEXAS TO GET AWAY AND IT FOLLOWED ME!!! there hasn’t been a winter i’ve been here since that it hasn’t snowed ….. (keeping my fingers crossed for 2012! no snow so far!) 4. Winter 1999-2000. i met my oldest son’s dad. lots of memories from that winter… when i think of winter in general, i think of that year – it was the last winter of my childhood. 5. Winter 2006-2007 in Ohio, Travis and i moved into our little house in town, and it was a very cozy place to be in late January-February when piles and piles of snow dumped on us! 6. General – laziness. not wanting to go anywhere because it’s too cold. being stuck inside and starting to get cabin fever. wearing long underwear on a daily basis to keep my chicken legs warm. 7. Winter 2000-2001. my oldest son Brodyn was born in December in the middle of a huge snowstorm – we slid through red lights all the way to the hospital because the roads were too icy to stop on! and after, being in our little old house in the middle of nowhere FREEZING HALF TO DEATH with our new baby. winter is not a fun time to be in an old farmhouse. i do NOT envy Laura Ingalls at all sometimes… 8. General – but since we’re on the topic of Laura Ingalls, every winter when i was a kid i always read the three Little House on the Prairie books that i owned. something about them surviving winters made me want to snuggle under a mountain of blankets and join them on their adventures! despite the fact that i hate winter, lol. 9. Winter 2009-2010 – a tree fell on my car. no literally. it was crazy! it snowed… and snowed… which it’s not supposed to do in Texas but it keeps forgetting… and so much snow piled on this old tree in my front yard that it snapped in half and fell on my car! also, that year i was moonlighting waiting tables and i was so mad that we had to drive home from the restaurant late Christmas Eve in a foot of snow and ice… 10. General – no matter how long i live (or where!), i will never forget the smell on the air in winter, the taste of freshly fallen snow and icicles, the sound of the crunch of snow underfoot and the still silence of the world, and the dazzling beauty of a perfect white new-snow morning
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* Town was close enough that we could ride our bikes there from our subdivision. It took an hour or more, but we always liked to do it – we felt like we were going somewhere important, going to town by ourselves. * THE BUS. oh, Lordy, the bus. this could be a LONG paragraph but i’d rather not relive some of those memories… :shudder: * my dad’s big orange van. see, back in the 80′s we didn’t wear seatbelts or care much about being “safe” in cars – that was for sissies. my dad had this old 1978 Dodge work van that was road cone orange, and it only had two seats – a driver and a passenger. the rest of the van was carpeted with remnants of forest green and red carpet he got from a job, and there were beanbags strewn about the back for us kids. it was literally a luxury to us as kids – we could sprawl out, bring our stuff… i have fond memories of those days, as CPS-friendly as that story sounds! * going on vacation as a family, we always had a big car or van to ride in so we never had to sleep all scrunched up in a backseat. that was always nice! we never went anywhere that required flying, though – my mom refuses to get on an airplane to this day. i didn’t fly for the first time until i was 20!
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* Mint. anything and everything mint, preferably peppermint but definitely NOT spearmint. it’s my favorite flavor AND scent. * Chocolate. nuff said. * Coffee. any kind, iced or hot. i’m down. * Raspberry/Blackberry. my dad started this one with blackberry picking when i was a kid. * Beef. is that allowed? lol. i love beef in all its many forms – especially stroganoff * BACON. baconbaconbaconbaconbacon. i love bacon. especially if mayonnaise is touching it. i actually thought to make a bacon and mayo casserole once. yeah i know it’s gross. and prob REALLY bad for you. but i’d eat it
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* Honey. Travis and i have called each other “honey” for i don’t know how long. we are just these honeys, i guess * Little Baby or just Baby. Kellan is kind of stuck with that. but he knows his name too, so that’s good. * Buddy. usually applies to Brodyn. sometimes Amber, and always Ryan. lol. * Rooskie. that’s me. it’s an office, not a title. all of my close friends call me that, and that’s what they said it means. i’m confused as well, but as long as i’m the Rooskie Incumbent then i don’t give a darn. * Dude. can be anyone, depends on the tone of the conversation. * Stinky. usually applies to the dog. because he usually smells like rotten pancakes or sweaty dog.
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1. Got up at the usual time, got Kellan some Cheerios and turned on Sesame Street. It’s our morning routine :) 2. Took a nap and hated myself for it later. I got absolutely nothing accomplished! 3. Had to clean up the worst poopy-diaper blowout mess EVER. (sorry TMI!) He decided he was gonna flip over front-first into the dirty diaper right after I unfastened it. THEN he decided to grab a handful on the way back up. Needless to say, me, him, his clothes and the carpet were a disaster. 4. Put the finishing touches on the Cookie Monster cupcakes for Little Man’s birthday – with help from Ryan, Kris & Amber!! 5. Made microwave french-bread pizza and corn for dinner. I was feeling lazy after said nap. 6. AND THEN I TOOK ANOTHER NAP! WOW…. 7. After all the kids were tucked snugly in their beds, I finished up Episode IV and played half of Episode V of Lego Star Wars – my guilty pleasure for the day! (And a guilty reward for someone who took so many naps! Boo :( )
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* the Bible * The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien) * Hope for the Flowers (Trina Paulus) * Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll) * A Song of Ice and Fire – series (George R. R. Martin) * anything by Shel Silverstein * The Dream Giver (Bruce Wilkinson) * Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling) * Twilight series (Stephanie Meyer) * The Chronicles of Narnia series (C. S. Lewis) i'm currently working my way through the "Little House on the Prairie" series - it's definitely a fun re-read!!
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hi there! shaunna here :) just stopping by real quick with one last AMAZING layout i created with The Sampler's January kit before we wrap up the month. i have had this layout done for a week, and i have been so excited to be able to share it with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at The Sampler Kit Club
party balloons confetti surprise cupcakes dinner presents shopping (my favorite way to celebrate! lol!) make cards family
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* my first bedroom through age 6 had a double bed, and my parents gave me an old TV and Pong console to play with (my first video game!) * later, i had a powder blue room with a pink butterfly border, and coordinating blue/white shag carpet, and a daybed. * my last room at home was in the basement – it was two separate rooms! a den for hanging out with friends and a bedroom. in that room i was allowed to draw on my walls and i did some really cool art and caricatures of my friends! it was like a giant coloring book * when i lived on my own, i bought myself a canopy bed and hung curtains around it – that was a little creepy, being shut into bed like that! * now my room is so big that my craft room is a part of it! not to mention the walk in closet that could easily be a craft room if i didn’t have a million clothes
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* homeschooling Kellan. * possibly designing stuff for a scrapbooking company, or my own line of digital scrapbooking products. * maybe adopting another child? * trying to squeeze around the schedules of two busy teenagers. * maybe living abroad, if Travis’ company decides we need to go somewhere (it’s in the cards, folks. i’m pretty nervous about it actually.) * still having the same friends and doing the same usual stuff i always do. i’m a creature of habit, really.
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1. Costa Concordia Cruise wreck off the coast of Italy (1/13/12) – as of today, 12 dead, 20 still missing 2. GOP Candidates – Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum… who’s it gonna be 3. Internet blackout on 1/17/12 in protest of SOPA – many sites were “blacked out” in protest, and offered ways to contact your congressman to help discourage votes American Idol…another season, really? I mean… X Factor is the new American Idol… 4. Strange weather all over the place… below zero temperatures, mountains of snow, freezing drizzle… everywhere but Texas, where it has {thankfully} been in the 70s most of the week. strange for January. 5. Picnik is closing down. Depressing.
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TODAY I… used my iPhone to make phone calls, send text messages, check my email, check the weather, read the Bible and play a quick game. i really don’t know what i would do without it! TODAY I… wore skinny jeans, a hooded sweatshirt, and slip on sweater shoes. it’s a lazy day for me! TODAY I… played a game of Firefight on Halo: Reach on my Xbox 360 with a friend, via the Internet, and we were able to chat while we played using microphone headsets. TODAY I… let my little man watch Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues via Netflix on my Macbook. Netflix is awesome. TODAY I… am working on a crochet project {super secret! photos soon!} TODAY I… am surprised that it is 78 degrees in the middle of January! and subsequently kicked myself when i left the house for wearing a hoodie and sassypants (big long socks) because it is warmer outside than it is inside!
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1. Still / stillness 2. Peace / peaceful 3. Quiet 4. Meditate 5. Warm 6. Love 7. White / blue / grey 8. Starry 9. Sleep 10. Dream
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i <3 shopping for: 1. CRAFT SUPPLIES!!! i mean, are you kidding me? i keep considering asking if they will let me just move into Hobby Lobby if i pay them a monthly premium... 2. CLOTHES. 3. FOOD. i love food shopping. i love food. 4. BOOKS/MAGAZINES. 5. IPHONE APPS.
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