Monday, December 20, 2010

News in case you haven't heard

Our family is expanding. I know its hard to believe, I am still having a hard time wrapping my mind around it as well. So I am a little over 13 weeks, and my due date will be June 26, 2011. So here is the little sprout below.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

huge Blogversary candy

check out this blog become a follower..she has lots of creativity and cute ideas!!

here is some info about the giveaway from her blog....
Now onto the HUGE blogiversary candy(S). Hold onto your hats everyone. It truly is MASSIVE and you are gonna want to win!!!

I've had so many wonderful companies that I have worked with over the past 2 years donate prizes so I've gotta mention them first.

My Favorite Organizer EVER!!! A 36" Ribbon Organizer donated by Clip It Up $80.00
A Surprise Say it With Letters piece from Deb Approx $7-$15. Here is an example that has been altered. The Sky is the limit with these wonderful blank pieces.

A little Bakers Twine assortment, Bow Easy and more from Really Reasonable Ribbon Over $30. These are some of my favorite ribbons Bonnie carries.

Are ya getting excited yet???

A PSA Essentials Prize consisting of 1 Custom Stamp, 5 Peel and Stick Pads, 2 Inks and 1 Alignment Tool Valued at $150.00 (make sure to follow the PSA Stamp Camp Blog too). The possibilities with this stamping system are endless. Thank you Libby!!!

Holy Cannolli is All I've gotta say. And there is more. So So So Much More!!!

3 Amazing packages from Nikki Sivils, including papers from the Something for Everyone, Happy Holly-days and Tree Love lines as well as embellishments and Chipboard Albums!!! This package is HUGE!!!

This is just amazing. Look at all that Nikki Sivils Goodness!!!

My Favorite Glue EVER. Tracy from Helmar is throwing in 1 tube of Heaven in a Tube aka Liquid Scrap Dots, 6 packs of Zapdots, 1 bottle of Gemstone Glue and a bottle of Premium Craft Glue.

Gluey Goodness at its BEST. I think I'm starting to vibrate, I'm so stinkin excited for all of you!!!

My Favorite goodies from Gauche Alchemy. Some Punchinella and a Pink Parts bag of goodness. These goodies are the perfect addition to any Mixed Media Maven's arsenal!!!

Patricia is giving a wonderful assortment. If you love a little extra sparkle on your projects, this one will WOW ya. My Favorite Paper Pack from Paper Temptress: True's Favorites.

Crystle from Magistical Memories is giving a $30 Gift Certificate for some Chipboard and Acrylic Fabulousness!!!Best darn chipboard and acrylic out there!

Becky, a dear friend and owner of Scrap-Tastic is giving a gorgeous box of crafty deliciousness

A super YUMMO Grab Box of Embellishments from Frantic Stamper. I so love shopping here!!(swoon)
The Whimsical girl in me loves Kiki Art. A colorful and heartfelt Prize Pack from Kiki Art

Can't forget some Tattered Angels Goodness from Rachel YUM YUM YUM!!! If only this stuff was edible...pondering

Goodies from heArt of Scrapbooking (thank you Debby) Check out Debby's Blog to for some Christmas Cheer.

A Digital Image from Shannon at Bombshell Stamps. Gosh I miss you guys.

Now if that weren't enough already, I'm throwing in a huge assortment of crafty goodness. The pile was so big I had to take more than one photo. A Scor-It Mini, Prisma cardstock, Asian bookmarks, brads, bling, stamps galore!!! You name it, it's probably in here


I see Basic Grey, DCWV, Glitz Rollers...

Sassafrass, Hambly, and Sweet Tierney

Is that Studio G Stamps I see???

Buzz and Bloom Jillibean and Magistical Memories. And I forgot to take pictures of the chipboard assortment. Some Maya Road, Little Yellow Bicycle and other pieces too!!!

Now I tried to total everything up to give you a ballpark figure and that came to about $900 worth of Crafty Heaven. THUD!!! Yup you read that right. And ALL of it will be given away to my friends and followers.

So here are the rules, gotta have a few of them. Please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. Tell all of your friends and post this blog candy on your Blog, Facebook page and/or Twitter. The post will stay at the top of my blog until January 5th. I will select winners using and post them the week of January 10th.

Isn't this absolutely AMAZING!!! Now leave that comment, tell your friends, post on your blogs and please become a follower.

so what are you waiting for..GO ...GO NOW!!! here is the link

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Great Christmas Giveaways

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

for Health, Happiness, and getting #3 here safely, and all the presents for my little ones.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition? Usually wait till we hear a peeper up and stirring around, then he will be screaming.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?I need a new car with a 3rd row

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

I make homemade gifts out of my stash.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? trouble, rack-o, monopoly, cards, and sorry

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

trying to start one all decorating the tree together, with Christmas music, making cookies, and let them open 1 gift the night before..usually their Christmas pj's

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

Disney Christmas Cruise

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

kinect xbox 360, mario games for the wii, ea sports active 2

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Get Together by Pillsbury

The Pizza I made was a huge hit, even though they wern't as pretty as the others.

Another Challenge for Sparkle Creations

Here is my entry for the gift card challenge this week. I used Holiday Emily from Sparkle Creations. I also used my spellbinders dies on DCWV metallic paper, and a couple of scrap stampin up stickers for borders and the background paper. I used my Copics to color her, loved how she turned cute!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gypsies Journal: A very merry gypsy holiday indeed.... and a GIVEAW...

Gypsies Journal: A very merry gypsy holiday indeed.... and a GIVEAW...: "Whether you've been naughty or nice this year we think every gypsy deserves of a special gift this holiday season.  And here's our gift to y..."

Halloween 2010

We had a great time, I scared the trick or treaters, and handed out candy (since my foot is still where I can't walk)and Ronnie and Nonna took our babies trick or treating, they got lots of candy.

my Challenge for Sparkle Creations

This is a card I made for the challenge posted on the Sparkle Creations Blog, it was inspiration challenge based on a this photo

I used my cricut cartridge Mothers Day the doile at 5.5 inches, colored my Surfing Oliver with my Copics, with Kelly Panacci pp Passion, on with DCWV cardstock, a ticket sticker from Kelly P. too, and stamped Happy Birthday on it.
Wish me luck as I enter, ok ok just keep your fingers crossed.. Thanks!!

Friday, October 01, 2010


so I has totally just forgot about my blog..sorry

so here is my new favorite song byw

and other updates ..babies are doing well, I have become a running fool, and I am having surgery on a much needed foot..sums it sorry for the short post

Friday, August 20, 2010

New blog I found and Love

Positively Splendid

no giveaways ..or anything for posting this..I just fell in love with her blog I want to start doing these types of things no that I have kids in school.. couldn't stop reading it this it

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bella's hurt nose

Bella hurt nose
Originally uploaded by bishopsmommie
Here is a layout I did for the layout sketch challenge on the Bo Bunny blog [ click here to go there}. I used Bo Bunny papers , and cut some images from the love bandit line , and a journal block also. Letters are Thickers. It hurts me everytime I see this picture, her eyes turned black and everything. I just knew they would have to do a crainy or something after she calmed down she vomited all over the both of us as we were getting out of the car( bad sign), but her nose was not even broke..thank goodness. You can barely see her scar now. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My Mommy

to play the song I have chosen for this post, go to the bottom and click play first.

I am not sure where to begin, but to those who don't know I lost my Mommy on July 30, 2010 around 11:00 pm, I cant even explain the hurt in my heart. As I sit here and write this there is tears falling from my eyes. I want to scream out and just cry. My heart has been ripped out and stomped on. I loved her so much, I was always her baby girl and I always will be, she said. I want her to tell me bye, haunt me talk to me something, I need to know she is okay. I never believed in ghost, but now i want to this crazy?? she always did. I am too young for this and so was she...this all gives me the true meaning of live for today. My favorite quote is "Dream as if you will live forever, live as though you will die today" by James Dean..this makes so much more sense to me now. I thought I knew what this meant I didn't. I bought 2 bracelets , One to put on her arm and one for me to wear everyday, and it says "May the Lord bless you and keep you.." it has a small purple stone and made from black braided leather. I hope she know I put this on her and that we will somehow bee connected by this forever. I don't know how I can make this pain go away, I hope she knew she meant a lot to me and and that I loved her, there will never be another person that probably loved me more, I know Ronnie loves me but this love that I talk about that you have for your children I cant even tell you..I know my children mean everything in the world to me, and that is such a strong bond that a mother has for her children nothing can break it.
On the day of her burial, I knew we didn't have anyone to speak so Charles got up and spoke from his heart and a couple of verses from the bible..those were the sweetest words and I hope that she heard them. I wasn't planning on speaking because I am so afraid to get up in front of people, but after Uncle Mike got finished, something stood me up on my 2 feet and I found myself standing in front of everyone, without a planned word to say, I was so scared so I just pretended I was kinda talking to her. I think she was willing me to do it, because she knew I would have regretted it later. She has a nice spot in Beech Cemetery up on a hill under the shade of some trees. Charles has reserved the plot next to her where they will be together again eventually. She had the most beautiful flowers, I know she would have loved them, Her casket was also as beautiful as one can be. I hope she is resting peaceful up on that hill.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

I am in desperate need of money my loss is your gain..I have lots of different things available..scrapping and stamping wise...
as always shipping is are here
**********click here ******************************
so here goes:

compact stamp press (BNIP)---------------------$4.00
ultra shape Xpress tool----------------------------$4.00 used once
5 shape templates, and craft mat-------------------$7.50
butterflies 2, circles 1, hearts 1, stars 1, squares 1
paper tear edger sm & lg zig zag--------------------$1.00
chip board monograms (BNIP) cloud 9 leaf ------------$1.50 ..orig. 8.49
cardstock punchouts heidi grace aqua(1 or 2 used-------------$1.50

************several punches below *************

Making Memories Slice
12 x 12 cutting mat -------------------------------$6.50
embossing kit for slice (NEW..but not in original pkg) $8.00---pending

ideaology mixed minis 342 pcs. grungeboard------------$4.00
4 letters missing

Winter holidays----------------------------------------------$3.00
Snap frame alpha-------------------------------------------$6.00
alphabetically sent---new.not in pkg----------------------$4.00

Close to my Heart
c1269 fabric finishes----------------------------------------$4.00
D1183 Adorable---------------------------------------------$6.50
1902 Calender template------------------------------------$2.50
new stamp pad-marker black canvas/mesh organizer--$4.00

Santa Cruz extra large lowercase letters ---------------$12.00
Williamsburg extra large Numbers-----------------------$8.00

---colorbok scrapbook kit 1125 pcs (BNIP)
1 keepsake box, 30 12 x 12 pp, 10 solid papers,10 flowers,
81chip alphas & shapes, 312 punch outs, 690 stickers ----$10.00
---7 gypsies large clear stamps GYPSY YEAR (BNIP)----------$12.00
---spare parts letters marquee -----------------------------$.50
journaling genie #3 funky! temp.-----------------------------$1.00
Lil'Davis designs stitches retangles temp--------------------$1.00
---pink paislee pixee sticks glitter (new) gold, and pink------$2.25
maya road tin with microfelt arrows & stars-----new------------$2.00
glitz rollar doodles stars stamp (BNIP)-----------------------------$2.00
4" x 5" woodmounted wood grain stamp (background)-------------$3.0
See D's poinsettias stamps set of 5 stamps------------------------$1.50
art parts set of 8 stamps (adore, captivated by you, love, arrow, heart scroll corner , my love, heart with words in back ground)---------$2.00 (NEW)
-Crafters workshop 12 x 12 template--------(BNIP------------$2.00 each
dotted scallop
trendy bracket
Inque Boutique 50394 Narrative elements ------------------------$4.50

*** if current then consider price as trade Value****
monogram "M"----------------------------$5.00
monogram "T"-----------------------------$5.00
in the spotlight-----------------------------$10.00
sweet dreams------------------------------$6.50
sweet celebrations-------------------------$10.00===pending
watercolor garden--------------------------$7.00
a little something---------------------------$7.00
birthday whimsy----------------------------$6.00

I think the shipping would be better is I sent in a flat rate box?? as a pkg deal..

1.5" x 2 5/8" tall ticket punch (McGill)
7 3/16: daisy (McGill)
1" daisy (McGill)
snowflake (McGill) 1.5 x 1.5 est.
silhouette of black cat 1 1/4 x 1.75" Mcgill
.5 x .5 square no nmae on it
fiskars .75 x .75" daisy punch
1" x 1" star name
fiskars 2" ornament punch --hand squeeze kind
Hand held lever a little pair of scissors punch

uk416a Christmas Bough-------------------------------(BNIP)$5.00
us-335a This is the time (large set)---------------------------$10.00
uk-347a be "owl" mine------------------------------------------$7.00...pending

felt shapes rough & tough BNIP------------------------------$6.00
tabbed book transparent die cuts kit (BNIP)-----------------$6.00
biggest board mix-n-match chipboard (BNIP)-----------------$6.00

CREATIVE CAFE imaginations
chipboard first class alphas---(BNIP)------------------------------$4.00
Parts & parcels (6 parcel album kit) (BNIP)-----------------------$8.00

Thursday, June 10, 2010

one of my Favorite Layouts

my lil' gardener

This Layout was totally done except for the kraft cardstock it is on with American Crafts Products from the ribbon, brads, buttons, the little foamy stickers, thickers, cardstock which I distressed to the max and inked, the flower which I punched out and folded all togther. Put that together with my babies sweet picture..A layout made in heaven ..Thanks for looking. I posted this for this weeks challenge on their blog..The Studio


Friday, May 28, 2010

copic creations challenge

I used Kiki LaRue for my little girl
here, and the sentiment is from
Unity (KOM) not sure which one...
This was a monochromatic challenge
and I used browns ..umm a
lot of them.

On another note I am off from work this
weekend ..yahooooo..cant wait to hang out
with my family all weekend, and next week.
Have a great holiday weekend! Be Safe!

This challenge was from Copic Creations
check them out..they always have great challenges
and coloring techniques..not to mention all the talent.
copic creations challenge
Originally uploaded by bishopsmommie

Monday, May 24, 2010

Soleil 100 Days

Soleil 100 Days: "There are thousands of fun, sharable prizes in the BIC® Soleil® 100 Days of Sunshine promotion. Join now!"

some really cool blog candy

so I came across some awesome awesome blog candy!!

It is over at Victoria case take a minute to go here and get yourself a peek ..they have a new release coming out on May 28!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

OMG..where have I been

sorry my blog peeps...not sure where the last 2 months went.. I am still alive..we didnt float away with the floods we had, we did make a trip to the ER one night, Bella fell hit the stone & metal coffee table across the bridge of her nose and eye...totally freaked out ...I thought we were gonna have to do a crainy ..but when we arrived she vomited everywhere ..literally me & her were dripping standing in the ER...did a CT scan..she was okay nothing broke either..Thank you God for that..then she got 5 stitches .. and as of know it has healed up nicely but no out in the sun for 6 months w/o a hat & poor lil'punkin.
umm what else me & my friends Jen and April went to Myrtle beach for a short visit to a scrapping retreat, Jen drove we had a good time until hwe heard what was happening back here..but no national news we heard it from weird is that, we were supposed to come back in on Sunday late but decided to stay until morning to leave so we could she where to go and since all the interstates were messed up, thank goodness we did..because we had a blow out.. but with the trusty knowledge that my Dad made me change all the tires on my car before i turned 16.. I knew somewhere on FB they video it and I am changing the

...other new Shelby will have his Graduation this friday i believe, Go Shelby!!

umm scrapped about 6 pgs at the retreat and a few cards..but need to start cranking out alot more..been practing my coloring, I think I am getting better..but definitietly miss my girls at the Stamp night at the Church in Hermitage ..I am coming next month dont care what plans, or what comes up.....I AM COMING!!

okay so here is my catch up post..let me see if I can add few pics to it.

oh oh I almost forgot ..I went to the Famous Crane Crawfish Boil.. had a great time and did my first ceg stand...ahhh so much fun!!! if you want to see the video here is the link

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mary sketch 3-19

Originally uploaded by bishopsmommie
my springy card..absolutely love these colors

. her name is Stella and she is from The Greeting Farm, paper is DCWV, and colored with Copics.