Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!

I hope that all of you are able to enjoy some family time on this wonderful holiday!  3 Scrappy Boys is having their Spring Pre-NSD Crop and there are lots of great things happening on the boards.  There are challenges, tips and tutorials, and the whole store is on sale!  We'll be posting through 4/21 and challenge entries must be completed by Friday, April 25 at midnight EST.

Speaking of challenges, I have one for you!  I made this little card for my hubby with the April Main Kit.  I'm not big on Twitter, but there are hashtags I decided to add one to my card.  I have to say, he got a kick out of it!  At first he was like "what the heck is that number sign for?"  After I explained it was just kinda 'trendy' (and I DON'T do trendy), he thanked me and kept talking about his cute card...think I might have to make him another one soon. :)

So, my challenge for you is to create a card or layout with a # in it.  Post a link to your project in the comments here to be entered to win a kit, gift card or prize pack!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a very Happy Easter!

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

3 Scrappy Boys 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3 Scrappy Boys Four & Fabulous Anniversary Hop!
If you found your way here from Heather's Blog, keep are right where you should be!
If you have stumbled across this hop by chance, hop back to 3 Scrappy Boys so you don't miss the HOP! 

To celebrate our 4th Anniversary, I want to issue a challenge...As I looked back through a few of my recent scrappy creations, I noticed that hexagons are a popular shape and I've used them several times on layouts and cards.  I want you to create a layout or card that uses hexagons!  Post it in our Gallery for your chance to win one of the many great prizes that we're offering as a part of our Blog Hop and online crop celebrating the 4th Anniversary of Heather taking over 3SB!!  Here's a little hexagon inspiration:

Before heading to the next stop, make sure you leave a comment for your chance at some great scrappy prizes.  If someone sent you, be sure to tell us'll BOTH be entered to win one of our many awesome prizes!!
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list to get you back hopping in the right direction:
 Once you're done hopping, make sure you head over to our forums and join the fun!  We'll be posting all of our challenges there and you don't want to miss out on the chance to win some great scrappy prizes for participating!
And don't forget about the great deals that we have going on in the STORE right now!
 We will be hopping until Sunday, November 24th at Midnight.
 Our winners will be announced Wednesday, November 27th, on the 3 Scrappy Boys Blog and on our Facebook Page...if you haven't 'liked' us yet, make sure you get over there and do that!
Have fun and thanks for hopping with us today!
Now you’re off to Nicole's Blog....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Baby's All Grown Up!!

That's oldest son, Austin, is 18 today!!  He joked last night that he wanted to see me cry this morning before he left for school (he seems to think it's funny when his old mom cries over 'silly stuff').  Well, I was too busy fussing at my youngest to get his tail in gear so that they could leave for school on time...the realization that my oldest son is legally an adult today didn't hit until after they left for school.  And yes, the tears came.  lol 

I have to say that being a parent has been the hardest and most rewarding thing for me--ever.  To be perfectly honest, I still have days...lots of them...when I question my parenting abilities.  I have no idea what the heck to do with my boys sometimes.  I guess that's what happens when you start having kids at an early have all the love in the world for your child, but no earthly idea how to raise them.  I was 16 when I got pregnant with Austin and 17 when I had him.  Our family has always struggled along and I've always done what I could, when I could and as best as I could.  My only hope is that I have prepared my amazingly sweet and caring son to be a happy, healthy and productive member of our community.  I know I've been hard on him, but it's only been in an effort to teach him.  My fingers are crossed that as he finishes his senior year of high school and starts making adult decisions, he makes good ones that will keep him on the path to happiness.

So, I love you, Austin and I'm off to make your brownie cake and get things together for your Chicken Alfredo for dinner!!  Happy Birthday!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Year With New Goals!

Oh my goodness...has it really been 6 months since I updated this blog??!!  I guess that's what happens when you're in nursing school, studying for the NCLEX and looking for a job.  The good news is...I'm through with nursing school and am now a Registered Nurse at one of our local hospitals.  I've been there for right at 8 weeks and as of next week, I'm off orientation and on my own!!  So exciting and so scary, all at the same time!

Today is my youngest son's birthday.  Cole is 7 today and magically, all his size 6 jeans are too short for him today!!  Ok, so he's been out of school for 3 weeks and has mainly been in play clothes and pjs, so they've probably not fit him for a few weeks and I just didn't realize it.  It was kinda odd to have to scurry around on his 7th birthday to locate a pair of size 7s that I'd stock piled during an Old Navy $10 jean sale. 

So, Happy Birthday, Cole!!  I love you and hope that your day got better today!!

With the last few years being so hectic, I'm looking forward to 2013 being a year where I can sit back and enjoy life a little more.  I've got a few goals for this year...I want to spend more time and make more memories w/my family...I want to scrapbook more to preserve those memories...I want to lose the rest of the weight that I need to...I want to get more organized. 

I figure that one day at a time, I can reach these goals this year!!

Until next time..............

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yes, I'm a REAL Nurse Now!

This morning I was able to pull up my results for the NCLEX.  I'm proud to say that I PASSED!!!  When I told Cole that I passed my test, he said, "So, you're not a fake nurse anymore?"  lol  "No Cole, I'm the real deal now." 

I'm still job hunting for a RN job, but I'm sure that something will come along  that will work for me and my family.  I had a great prospect last week...I was in the final 2 for a job at our county health department.  I was definitely disappointed that I didn't get the job, but everything happens for a reason and I was honored to have made it to the final 2 out of 8.  For a new grad, I thought that was pretty good!

Now that I have some extra time, I'm thinking that I'll have to get to work on my scrap room so that it's easier for me to access all my scrappy goodies.

Until next time...happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The nerves hit pretty bad yesterday.  I left my family yesterday afternoon and drove down to Greenville to spend the night in a hotel so that I could get some quiet time for studying, relax a little and not have to get up so early today to drive down for my test.  I found my hotel, got settled in, studied a bit and then took a nap.  When I got up, I went out and got some CFA for dinner and came back.  I studied on and off all evening, with crazy thoughts running wild through my head.  I went to bed and slept about 2 hours, only to get up with those crazy thoughts worrying me.  I searched the net for some relaxation tips, posted to the 3SB blog  and got a little more sleep.

I woke up feeling a bit more calm than last night and then I happened upon this: 
Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
This excellent reminder could not have come at a more perfect time!  I'm feeling much better about today and am ready to have this test behind me so that I can add "RN" to my signature!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Making the Most of Core'dinations...NSD Tutorial for 3SB

All week at 3 Scrappy Boys  the DT is posting challenges, tutorials and step-by-steps to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  We'll also be bidding farewell to DT members from this past term and welcoming the new ones.  I hope you'll stop by and check out all the fun!

Take a look at my quick tutorial and challenge:

The kits at 3 Scrappy Boys often have Core'dinations cardstock in...
do you know how to make the most of it? 
While it's great to use as plain old cardstock,
I'm going to show you how to do more with your Core!

Since some of the details from the video can't be seen well, here are the close ups of the projects:
Close up of card front (embossed and sanded)
Layout using Kraft Core'dinations (embossed/sanded)
Close up of Kraft Core (embossed/sanded)
Putting it all together
Close up of 'putting it all together' (letters and journaling block, embossed/sanded; background, border done using bone folder and trimmer and then sanded)
I found this in my stash. 
Letters and journaling block, embossed/sanded; the border was embossed with a die and then sanded.
So, now that you know how to change up your Core'dinations cardstock, I want you to create a layout doing so.  Make sure to post it in our Gallery and label it with Christy's Core Challenge.
Also, don't forget to check out my Sketch Challenge from last week and take part in it.
I hope that you enjoy all of our challenges this week!  Remember, there are lots of prizes up for grabs!
Happy Scrappin'!