Thursday, November 3, 2011

So Ready for the Weekend!

This has been one of those blah weeks... the weather has been up and down. From shorts early in the week to bundle up tight clothes today! We are winding down football season here and getting ready to start basketball season!
Our Varsity team will be moving to the playoffs in a couple weeks and of course we will travel to go and watch all that goodness... plus Madison will move to Varsity cheer for playoffs and will continue to march with the band at half time...

speaking of band...
Last week we competed in UIL Area Band contest to see who would go to state. The made the Area finals (24 bands... top 10 went to finals)... those top 10 bands again played their show and the top 4 from that would advance to state. We placed SECOND in finals and will advance to STATE this coming week! So we travel to San Antonio Sunday to support Madison and the Maverick band in the competition... we are the little band that could I swear... at a whopping 44 members big we are one of the smaller 2A bands.. but we are GOOD!!! Good luck Thundering Herd!!

Thought I'd share some cards that I've been working on lately...
Here are a coupld CPS cards for the past couple weeks...

and then a few more using the My Scrapbook Nook October Kit... I am STILL pulling stuff from this kit and have tons left!! :) gotta love that!
 this first card is for a "round and round" challenge over at the Nook... go here to come play along!

I'll be busy right up till we leave on Sunday... so I will check back in then and update everyone with the State results!! :)
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the hop from My Scrapbook Nook!!!!

We're offering one lucky lady a 3 month subscription to these gorgeous kits and several smaller prizes for other hoppers!

We have hidden 7 birds among the design team hop around, find the birds and keep track of who's got em'. Once you've found all seven, email those names to:

One random winner from those that find all the birds will be drawn to receive a 3 month subscription to the Nook ;)

As for the rest of the prizes, they will be drawn from the designers blogs at random. So comments are optional, but the more you leave the better your chances are of winning a prize, which include kits!!! For an extra bonus drawing for a $50 prize pack- leave a comment at Danni Reid's link including a link where you have facebooked, blogged or tweeted about this hop- you can leave up to three comments for a shot at that $50 prize pack!

The Nook kits are filled each month with the latest paper collections and embellishments to make you swoon! They are a fantastic deal and our international ladies love the low shipping ;) If you sign up for a 12 month subscription you'll get a free kit after your 12 month mark! Now that's a bakers dozen of goodness!

Now lets see what our design team has for us!!!
(everything from the October Nook kit)

Here's another layout that I've done with the October kit that I haven't added to my blog yet so I thought I'd go ahead and show it :)
(click on the image to be able to read the journaling)

Thanks for looking and here are your hopping orders!


Hop ends on Fri., November 4 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.
Winners will be announced on Sat. November 5th!

Be Sure to check out our Christmas Card Class and New Contest "Card Sharks!" a fast paced, four week battle of creativity!!!!     

Friday, October 21, 2011

Nook Projects!

It's been another crazy week here at the Moreno household! :)
Monday- I work... Matt soccer practice, Mitchell cross country, Madison band practice
Tuesday- Vball games, Madison sectionals
Wednesday- Madison bball practice, Mitchell cross country meet (usually church nite)
Thursday- Mitchell travel out of town, Madison cheer for 2 games in town
Friday- Pep Rally, Madison travels with band for out of town game with band.
Tomorrow- Madison UIL band competition.... TIME OFF!!!
Sunday- church and Madison competition cheer for 3 hours...

eeek!!! That is exactly why this blog does not get updated as often as I would like! and that's not too bad of a week really.... next week baseketball starts and all five kids are playing and competition cheer season starts and then the boys will be in playoffs and Madison cheers there too... good stuff!

SO if I'm not here updating my blog... know that I am at least thinking about updating it... almost the same thing, right? ;)

Here are a few Scrapbook Nook projects I've been working on... I have a few more I will share soon...
for now.. here ya go! :)

First is a fun layout... A local photographer- Traci Hernandez-  wanted some "trash the dress" photos and asked Madison if she was interested, which of course she jumped right on! She had a blast and took loads of pictures... these in the layout are just a few on the layout... (Everything from the October Scrapbook Nook kit!)

Here are a few more of my favorite shots from the trash the dress.... she got lots of other great shots I'm sure you will see show up on layouts in the future! :)
this was before the dress went into the lake....
then after...

check out the tongue on this

Now for a few cards I've made with the October Scrapbook Nook kit...

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

some sharing...

Thought I'd jump in real quick and share some projects I've done lately... :)

First up are a few that I have done for PSA Essentials...

First up is my oldest son Morgan... this is him running track last year... he was the only freshman that was brought up to run Varsity track this year... he runs long distance... for sure something he gets from his dad because I was always a sprinter! LOl

Next is just a sweet layout about Makenna and her little friend Kendall... this was from last summer when the older three went on their mission trip and the twins each brought a friend and we went bowling. I tell ya I would rather take a group of teens than this age... they are SO funny and the girls and boys are always trying to outdo themselves and totally be "cool" around each other... they kept me on my toes for sure!

Then here are some CPS cards I always seem to forget to upload! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nook projects!!

Well I ordered the September kit from Scrapbook Nook even though I wasn't due to start till the beginning of October and what a stinkin' cute kit it was!!!
Here are a few things I created with it:

This weekend is the big (I use that term very lightly... big.. ha!) Ripfest Parade and such so I've been busy painting signs for the cheer float and such... always something! So tomorrow I get there early to blow up balloons and get the float set up and decorated... hurry to find a spot in front of the courthouse where they will stop and cheer and then tear it down and get ready to head over for Madison's first band competition in Breckenridge! Sunday is filled with church, Madisons cheer, Morgans baseball games and Madison has powder puff practice (<------ that should be interesting)! LOL

Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Well Homecoming is FINALLY over... I think I made around 45 mums this year (and had to turn down orders towards the end)... I really was expecting maybe 25 or so when I put the word out so I was a bit overwhelmed.... will try to not let that happen next year for sure... try and be more prepared!! LOL
Here are a couple shots of the kids at Homecoming... sorry I'm too lazy to work the PS magic and stuff with them... hehe...
Here's one of the twins... who are looking quite rough... this was at the end of the game (notice Matthew's red painted hair? lol)... both of them had "dates" this year... and I use that term loosely... more like a "hey I think your cute so um... wanna go to homecoming as friends and exchange mums?"... they are in 4th grade... eeek!

 Then here's Mitchell and his girlfriend of almost a year, Halle. I made both of their mums this year... that was fun to do! (Can't see his garter on his arm... look down at Grandles to get an idea of how is was)

 Then there's these two... My daughter Madison and her boyfriend of almost 2 years now... this was after the Homecoming game! Madison was so excited because JV cheer got to cheer for Homecoming night, she had a blast!! :)

  And then this one... probably my favorite picture of the night... Madison and her 3 best friends... these are just the best set of girls ever! Love them!! :)

Are you wondering where Morgan is in all this? Yeah well he's almost 16 now and would rather be strung up by his toenails then wear a mum or let me take a picture of him at homecoming! lol

Now for a few crafty things... here are some recent cards for CPS!

I'm hoping this weekend to actually be able to sit down and CRAFT!!! *shocker*... I have all the mum crap cleared away and picked up and now I"m ready to get back to the paper and glue!!

Some fun news... I was invited to join the My Scrapbook Nook design team!!! These kits look AWESOME and I'm waiting for my Sept. kit I ordered so I can get started playing over there.... hope ya'll join me and check it out!!

One more thing.... over at PSA Essentials they are having a giveaway!!!
Here's a link for the info:  LINK
You can also click on the link on my sidebar to take you to the blog!!
Good luck!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mum World...

Yeah that's currently where I am living right now...
Here in the Great State of Texas ;) we do Homecoming up right!!
How do we do it up right you ask?

with one of these suckers....
and then a few of these suckers (the boys wear these)...

I made a handfull last year and decided this year I would actually put myself out there and make them this year... so I started taking orders and I've done pretty well so far! I'm hoping for a good handful of last minute orders to come pouring in! :)

so if you don't see me for a bit... yeah it's cause I'm covered in ribbon, trinkets, and bells!
Homecoming is Sept 9th.... I'll try to uncover myself to check in before then though! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Check it out...

I was asked to be a guest designer over at Creative Charms this month... here are a few projects I whipped up using their super fun embellishments! :)

First up is a layout about my oldest daughter and her accomplishments in band this year... she seriously rocks at drums...She was first chair all year, made region band with a broken elbow (remember she is a percussionist), was section leader and then won the top honor given to a band student (just one given out).... I'd say she had a pretty kick butt year! :) so i just wanted to do a quick page to document that!
and a close up shot of the oh so fun embellishments....

Then here is another quick card that uses that cute little crocheted embellishment as the focal point!

 If your interested in direct links to the Creative Charms products I used head over to the blog....Creative Charms blog...

Thanks... have a great weekend everyone!! Mine will be filled with getting the kids ready for school starting on Monday!! eeeeek!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Hey all!
We are gearing up for school starting Monday around here... so there are nails to paint, hair to get done, clothes to set out and backpacks to pack! So hard  to believe I now have TWO in high school! yeeps! Mitchell will be the big dog in middle school this year and the twins will be in 4th.. gracious... before i know it they will be up on the hill (middle school)....
so with all that busy I thought I'd just jump on and share some cards real quick that I have done for the past couple weeks for CPS...

#230... sponsor was Flower Soft... see the little bit of fluff on the cupcake... this is such fun stuff to work with!
Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, Doodlebug patterned paper/stickers, Making Memories tag, Want2Scrap pearls, Martha Stewart punch, PSA Essentials cupcake stamp, Copic Markers, Flower soft, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.
#231 sponsored by My Favorite Things... I fell in LOVE with this die and stamp set.. I tried to use all the little dies on my card... love the way this came out!
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MFT dies & stamps, Zva Creative felt flowers/brads/and pearls, Twinery twine, Echo Park patterned paper and stickers, Clearsnap ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! If Monday is the first day of school for you all... then I'm sending out smoooooth vibes to all of you mommies that the morning goes well!! After all summer of hanging out and being lazy and sleeping in, I think we can all relate how that first week goes! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What's that I smell?

No.... it's not one of my boys...

but RAIN?? oh man I sure hope so... we are in some serious need of some rain in these parts... so here's to hoping the 'ol sniffer is right!!

Thought I'd jump on quick and share some projects I've made lately and some not so lately! hehe
How about a few CCG cards...(color combos galore)

Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, PSA Essentials stamps (sentiment, ring of stars), Magistical Memories chipboard, Offray ribbon, Fancy Pants stick pins, Queen & Co pearls, Maya Road mist, Creative Memories corner rounder, October Afternoon patterned paper,button, twine.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, K&Co tape (brown lace), MME paper flower w/brad, PSA Essentials stamps (carriage, dress), Glitz Design stamps (dot background), Zva Creative pearls and flowers, Sweet n Sassy stamps (sentiment), doily, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.

Here is my CPS #230 for this week....
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Doodlebug patterned paper and stickers, PSA Essentials stamp (cupcake), Flower soft flocking, Queen & Co pearls (pink), Want2Scrap pearls (white), Clearsnap ink, Martha stewart punch, Making Memories tag

Here's a layout using the awesome PSA Essentials stamps.... when I first started this design team and was asked to create layouts using stamps I was like wtheck am I gonna do? hehe... cards with stamps, no problem.... layouts were a new ballgame though for me.... it's been a learning curve but I am sure liking the results...

See that little cheerleader... and the ring down by the date... and my proudest moment... see the banner... yeah baby that was a fraternity (or maybe a sorority??) stamps for DeltaDeltaDelta (three triangles) that I stamped over and over again and cut out carefully and strung together... LOVE! 

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, corrugated letters, and stickers, PSA Essentials stamps, Twinery twine, Martha Stewart border punch, Maya Road star stick pin, Queen & Co pearls

and last but not least.... this is one of my fave layouts!! Each year starting in 7th grade when Alexis and Madison have made the cheer squad Michelle and I have taken a picture... this is the most recent when they made it for high school! Love these girls!
Supplies: Core'dinations, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, die cuts, corrugated alphas, & stickers; Martha Stewart and Fiskars border punch, Twinery twine.

Also a fun little tidbit... one of my layout was featured today on the oh so fabulous Scrapbook & Cards Today blog... LOVE this place and mag!!
Next week is our last week of freedom before school starts! Whew... I will have a Soph, Fresh, 8th grader and the twins are in 4th grade.... geez louiz.. time is flying!! Anyone wanna offer up financing the school shopping? :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

ooooh boy!

This has been a CRAZY couple weeks I tell ya! (why do I always feel like this is how I start my blog posts? ha!)
Week before last we headed to Athens for Morgans state baseball tournament and stayed the week in a hotel and sweated and played baseball (well not we... just Morgan ;) ) It was a great tournament for the boys but games were close and um... interesting (lets just say I may or may not have lost my voice from all the yelling... ahem) calls and decisions at the games and the boys didn't go as far as we had hoped they would but went down fighting for sure! This is Morgans last year to play pony league... hopefully next year they will put together a high school eligible team so he can play in the summer again... he loves baseball for sure! He had an amazing season!!

After Athens we headed to San Antonio for my Grandads funeral... he was such an amazing, loving man and he will be missed greatly! :(
We then headed to my moms house and spend the weekend playing games and just hanging out with the family... it was nice to have my sister there and her kids... .all of them don't get a whole lot of time to hang out so when they do it's lots of fun!

Now we are finally at home and starting the process of getting ready for school to start!
Madison is at band camp for two weeks and is there all stinking day... sigh... good news though is that she found out she got a marching snare position... a spot that is usually reserved for upperclassman (she will be a freshman).... she kicks total ass on the snare drum... so proud of her!

ok onto some crafty stuff I haven't been able to upload:

CPS# 226
Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, MME patterned paper, PSA Essentials stamps, Storage Unit Inks, Zva Creative flowers, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders die, Doodlebug stickers, Making Memories stick pin, Offray ribbon

CPS #227
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MME patterned paper (hearts), Fancy Pants patterned paper (kraft), Zva Creative flower, Want2Scrap bling flourish and pearl, PSA Essentials stamps (kiss), Storage Unit Inks

CPS# 228
Supplies: Colorbox cardstock (white), A*Muse products- stamp, ribbon, patterned paper; Glitz Design jewels, Copic Markers, The Twinery twine, buttons

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Bo Bunny patterned paper, GinaK Designs stamp (script), The Stamps of Life stamps (leaves, sentiment), Clearsnap Ink, MME die cuts, Petaloo flowers, Creative Impression brad (small pearl), Imaginesce brad (lg pearl), MME brad (blue pearl), doily

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)