Tuesday, May 27, 2008

BBTB Lucky & an update from my wonderful weekend!

This is going to be a LONG post today. If you make it to the end, I will be impressed! First off, I want to show you my Bitten By The Bug Lucky challenge. We were challenged to use the "Lucky" cut on the Alphalicious cartridge. Please be sure to check out what the other design team members created. You will be impressed! This is a scrapbook page that I created for the challenge.


I really love this photo of my husband and I, and I had it displayed in my scrapping area. I knew I wanted to do something with it, but I wasn't sure what. When we got the "Lucky" challenge, it all fell into place for me. I do feel like I am incredibly Lucky to be married to a man that I'm crazy about, and I do feel like I am very Lucky when it comes to love, so I scrapped this photo, and I will probably end up framing this page and hanging it in my scrapping area. This page is all Basic Grey Urban Couture. I cut the flower centers for my Primas with my Coluzzle from one of the patterned sheets. The brown felt piece in the lower left corner came from my wonderful blogging friend Kristy. I'm just thrilled with the way this page turned out!


I took my girls to the rubber stamp flea market on Saturday. I met my girlfriend Kathy there, and we had so much fun shopping! It was a gorgeous day! Here are my wonderful purchases. I got all of this for around $50. Clockwise from the upper left: Bitty Boos Too (I love Halloween!), Very Punny (she mounted the sentiments on the side of the stamps -- I love that!!), So Many Sayings (what a cool set!), Party Animals (CUTE!), Border Buddies, Noteworthy (unmounted!), and four loose stamps (checkered flag and race car will be used when I scrap any tailgating photos that my husband takes when he goes to see Nascar or Indy races). I just had to get the "Dave" stamp since it's my husband's name (it was just $1, and the lady selling it? It's her ex-husband!), and the skeleton stamp was found by my youngest and myself at the same time. She grabbed it, purchased it, but later sold it to me. Smart girl! She got her $1 back, and she knows she can use it at anytime! So, I got GREAT stuff, and I cannot wait to ink these stamps up!


Here are my daughters' purchases. My youngest got the stamps at the top. The SU set is called Burst Into Bloom. She loves Tweety, so she had to get that stamp AND Sylvester! The heart stamp was 10 cents! My oldest's only purchase was the heart with the sheet music inside. The "from my pad to yours" SU stamp was free when I made a purchase. FUN stuff!

So, I had an amazing weekend! On Friday, we rented movies, and I really enjoyed them all! We watched 27 Dresses and P.S. I Love You. On Saturday, I watched Gone, Baby Gone (VERY thought provoking!!) and Juno. My PICK would have to be 27 Dresses! I LOVED it! The "Bennie & The Jets" singing scene had me laughing out loud! I just might have to purchase this DVD for my home collection! CUTE!!

On Saturday, after the flea market, my girlfriend Kathy, my girls, and I all went out to lunch. We ate on a patio, and Kathy and I got sunburned on our arms! It was gorgeous outside, and I just didn't give thought to the sun. It was such a great day! When I got home, I was able to finish up my "Lucky" page, watch a couple of movies, and just hang out. My husband got out on his motorcycle for part of the day, and then in the evening went with a friend of his to see Tim McGraw (he thought the concert was just OK). It was a GREAT day!

On Sunday, we spent the entire day together as a family. We grocery shopped, came home, listened to music while we prepared lunch / dinner, we grilled, we talked, we laughed, we watched Spiderman 3, we baked cookies, we had cookies & ice cream, etc. It was just one of the BEST family days we've had in a long time!

On Monday, my oldest marched in our village's Memorial Day parade. I walked with the band as a chaperone. My husband, youngest, and Princess came to watch the parade. It was a very nice parade, and it was great to take the time to think about the meaning of Memorial Day. Later on Monday, my husband and girls rode their bikes to the main park, while I brought the van with Princess, lots of water, and all our tennis gear. We had a blast playing tennis. We're not very good, but we had fun anyway!

If you made it through this entire post, and read the entire thing, I applaud you! Whew! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'll catch up with you all later today. I'm off to cut the grass, and we all know how much I love doing that! Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments :

Samm said...

Wow, I got to the end and I'm exhausted just reading it, sounds like you had a fantastic time and what a bargain too!!!

Samm
x

Lauren said...

What a fabulous layout! Great finds too.

scrapnnMO said...

WOW lots of yummy stamps to play with. Can't wait to see what you do with all of these!

GORGEOUS lo!

Judy said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. You need to check my blog -- you won!

Clare said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend - sometimes it just works that way. I love all you stamping finds - you got lots for your $50 and your daughters did well too.
I really like your 'Lucky' layout I bet your hubby thinks he's lucky too!

RobinDiane said...

congrats on winning the tote! You will love it.

Sounds like you had a busy weekend. I have seen all the movies you mentioned but 27 Dresses. I just loved P.S. I love you.

Chris said...

i made it to the end in one piece!!! what a haul you made at the flea market! i been wiaitng for you to post your score...nice stamps. i love this LO of you and your hubby!! very cute...me and my hubs don't have many pics together that i let see the light of day...LOL

~KRISTY~ said...

I MADE IT TO THE END OF YOUR POST AS WELL CAROL!...LOL. I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SHARE YOU STORIES.AWESOME LAYOUT & PHOTO & IM SOOOOOO HAPPY YOUR STILL USING YOUR STASH OF GOODIES I SENT YOU!HAVE FUN PLAYING WITH ALL YOUR NEW STAMPS, I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM ON YOUR GORGEOUS CARDS & LAYOUTS.

Bonnie said...

Fabulous layout! I think you stole that title from me.....LOL!! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend......don't forget your sunscreen!!

Latisha said...

Look at all of those stamps you scored woohoo. Sounds like your had a great weekend. Cute layout with your husband.

Lisa said...

You sure were busy last weekend, but it sounds like you had a great time! The stamps are awesome and you got some great deals.

I love the layout, really good job and the pic is great!

Crayola58 said...

I read it all...every single word. Congrats on such a flea market adventure, and I loved your layout.
You had a great great weekend.
Carole

Glee said...

I read and adored every word you wrote....I love your layout and those stamps are wonderful. I need to go bargain shopping with you! :-)))))

scrapbit said...

Nice layout and the shopping sounds so fun. I haven't found or heard of such a thing around my area.

Savitri - www.scrapbit.com

Andrea, said...

Your LO is fabulous Carol, I love the design and all the little extras, it would be perfect framed on your wall. You got some fab goodies as well, the little animal stamps are so cute.
Have a good day

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Love your page! It's awesome! Love all the fantastic goodies you found!

Deb said...

wow Carol, so many fabulous stamps, seems like a bargain to me!

Deb said...

wow Carol, so many fabulous stamps, seems like a bargain to me!

Deborah said...

How cool you have a stamp flea market! What terrific finds! Sounds like a very busy weekend, so glad Princess went to parade too! Take care, Deb