Thursday, December 27, 2007

TGIF! (Well almost!)

Did everyone have a wonderful Christmas? I did but I'm a little glad it's all over. I'm ready to get back to a somewhat normal schedule again.

As promised, I have a little giveaway for you! And all you have to do to win it is tell me something about your Christmas. It can be about your favorite gift, a family tradition, a funny Santa story, whatever! Everyone that posts between now and 11:59 pm (CST) New Year's Eve will be entered into a drawing. I will post the winner sometime New Year's Day.

Wanna see what you can win?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday
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I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday!!!


Monday, December 17, 2007

Amy's Monday Motivation

Well......Christmas is almost here!!!!! I know this week is crazy busy for everyone making last minute preparations for the holiday. My motivation for you this week is to STOP!
Don't rush through the holiday. Take the time to relax and enjoy this wonderful time of year. Take loads of pictures, and make sure you are in some of them!! {I'm so bad about this one!! Usually behind the camera!!}
Once the holiday is won't be back til next cherish it while it lasts!
I pray you and your family have a blessed holiday full of peace, love and joy!
Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!! ......except for here in central, TX. Speaking of "wacky", let's talk about this wacky Texas weather. I seriously wonder if it is like this anywhere else?? One day its like springtime, one day its seriously as hot as summertime, then within just a couple hours it will drop 20-30 degrees and you'll be freezing. This crazy weather sure makes it hard to figure out how to dress kids for school. At this moment, its pouring down rain. A wet , cold, drizzling rain. Perfect for staying in, taking a nap, or watching movies! Thats what's going on in Texas, whats going on in your neck of the woods?? lol

Anyway, eventhough it may not look like Christmas here, it feels like Christmas. I love getting to spend time with my kids over their Christmas break, making cookies together, shopping and picking out gifts for other family members. I believe its so important not to let times like that slip by, because thats what makes memories for them. Its so so easy to get busy and caught up in the holiday rush and forget what its all about.

Alrighty, on to something fun to do!!!!! I found this little quiz. Its called What color of Christmas Tree should you have?? You should take a moment and check it out!! Scroll down and click on the link. Here are my results...

You Should Have a Purple Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent a time of creativity and expression.
There's no way you'd do something bland simply for tradition's sake.

You are an independent person, and you definitely do the holidays your own way.
And you're decadent enough to go way over the top with any unusual holiday ideas you have.

Your purple tree would look great with: Purple lights and ornaments

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: A Christmas Story

What you should bake for Santa: "Kitchen sink" cookies - with a ton of things in them

Monday, December 10, 2007

Amy's Monday Motivation

I created this LO for my ScrapAttack DT a few days ago using numbers. It was so fun to do! After creating this one, I kept thinking of all sorts of ways to use numbers on a LO. There are such cute ideas out there.....
*You could do a LO of you and someone special and title it "Just the 2 of us".
*Create a LO focusing on your (or your child's) "Top 10 Favorites List for 2007".
*Take you child's age, and create a LO stating that number of things you love about them. For example, "11 things I love about you @11"
*Maybe a list of your New Year's Resolutions for 2008
*Try using math on your page...."This + That= Something"
The possibilities are endless!
So my challenge for you this week is to create a page using numbers as your focus. Be creative! Post a comment on this thread, and then post them on your blog so we can see what you've created!!!
Have a super blessed week!

Friday, December 7, 2007


It's Friday! Do y'all have any big plans for the weekend? We're leaving Sunday afternoon to go Christmas shopping and won't be back until Wednesday. It ought to be a fun little get away with some friends.

I received my prize from Amy and Ronda and it was so wonderful that I want to share some goodness with you guys. Watch for a small prize package to be posted this week!

DH and I are in full Christmas mode and he is helping me decorate so I must go for now (Don't want him to change his mind! LOL!).

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check back for a prize!


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year, is to take my kids to see all of the cool Christmas lights and displays. We saw some pretty awesome light displays last year, that were choreographed with music. I came across this video on You Tube, and thought you might enjoy!!! Have a happy Wednesday!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Amy's Monday Motivation

The countdown to Christmas has begun!!!! Thanks to Brandi's inspiration, I've had a blast creating some fun "Countdown To Christmas" Calendars. We used a $1 8x8 frame from Micheals. This is such a fun project! My girls loved it so much that I made one for my nieces too. The kids get so excited to change the number each day!!
SOOOOOO....I wanted to share pics of my calendars and hope it would inspire you to create one of your own!! Only 23 days to go....

Sunday, December 2, 2007

As Promised!

I finished my Thanksgiving food layout last night and wanted to share. I used the December kit from My Kits & Pieces. This was my first time using Hambly and I'll admit I was a little scared! LOL! It's a very simple page but I think I like it.

I would love to see yours (you did take food pics right?). Post a link to your gallery or blog when you get one done!


Friday, November 30, 2007

November GOTM Deadline!!!

The Deadline is here!!! E-mail your entries ASAP!!!

OK...Here it is...our Nov. GOTM Contest!!!

Your challenge is to be inspired by this LO by Brandi and create your own "take" on it!! You may choose to "lift" the design, the color combo, the title, whatever inspires you!! Have fun and see what you can come up with!!! Any size LO is fine.
Here are the contest rules:
1. Create a LO using Brandi's LO for inspiration.
2. E-mail it to us at OR post it on your blog. If you choose to post it on your blog, please comment on THIS post telling us you did, and please post it on your blog using " FOR SCRAPFRIENDZY" (or something simular) for the title of your post so we can easily find your entry.
3. The deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
*Feel free to e-mail us if you have any question!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday

What do the holidays mean to you??? Take this fun little quiz, and find out!!!
Here are my results:

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about emotional connections and bonds. You are happiest being around those you love.

You celebrate the holidays in an over the top style. If something is cute, you'll buy it. People end up with a lot of gifts from you - and your house is like a holiday wonderland, full of decorations.

During the holidays, you feel magical. You love all of the decorations and how happy people are. You like to sit back and take it all in.

You think the holidays should be nostalgic and sweet. The holidays bring out your inner child.

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I'm so sorry I didn't make it in on Friday. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got lots of good deals Friday! I had a good Thanksgiving but did not join all the crazies out at 4 in the morning! LOL! It was too cold and I was too lazy!

Have a wonderful week and don't forget to enter the GOTM challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday


Your dinner will be the talk of the TOWN!!
You should try this!
Sure to bring smiles from your guests!
Here is a new way to prepare your Thanksgiving Turkey.

1. Cut out aluminum foil in desired shapes.
2. Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, position the foil carefully. (see attached picture for details)
3. Roast according to your own recipe and serve.
4. Watch your guests' faces...

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Amy's Monday Motivation

Your motivation for this week is to chill out and enjoy the season!!! It's Thanksgiving week. Take the time to reflect on the blessings you have in your life. If you're like me, this time of year is super busy. It's so important to slow down and enjoy this special time with friends and family!! Freeze this moment in time by taking lots of pictures! I can't wait to see everyone's Thanksgiving LOs!
PS....Don't forget, the clock is ticking....the Nov. GOTM contest deadline will be here soon!!! See the contest info in our archives!
Have a super blessed week!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Can you believe it's already Friday (well almost Saturday now!)? And that Thanksgiving is less than a week away? Wow! This year has flown by!

I have a confession to make. I photograph my food! No not all my food! I'm not nuts! LOL! But I often hold up Thanksgiving dinner trying to get pics of everything before it gets cut into and messed all up. Of course my family thinks I'm insane but every year I do it. This year I'm sure will be no different and I plan to create a page showcasing my food photos. I challenge all of you to do the same. Take pics of your Thanksgiving meal and create a layout with them. You can include the menu or favorite family recipes. The possibilities are unlimited. I can't wait to see your pages and I'll be sure to post mine here when I get it done.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!! You are halfway through the week! Friday is almost here....woohoo! Stop what your doing, take a break (You owe it to yourself), and participate in a few little games!! C'mon, it will be fun, and you KNOW you want to!! :) Here's one for you ....

How Creative Are You??
I was 78%

You Are 78% Creative

You are beyond creative. You are a true artist - even if it's not in the conventional sense of the word.
You love creating for its own sake, and you find yourself quite inspired at times.

Now, one just for kicks!!! Some of you 80's kids will enjoy this one!!!

Who is Your 80's Hunk??
Mine was John Stamos, LOL!

Your 80s Hunk Is
John Stamos

Hope you had as much fun as I did!!! And remember, don't get caught up so much in routine and every day life! This is the perfect opportunity for you to break free from everyday serious stuff! Enjoy your life! Take care and be blessed!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Amy's {late} Monday Motivation

Sorry I'm a little late on giving you a dose of motivation....things have been pretty crazy today!! Who am I kidding...things are crazy everyday!!! For those of you that have kids, you know what I mean!! I sometimes feel like I am running in 20 different directions at once!
My challenge for you this week is to write down the different steps of your day. You know, "A Day In The Life Of..." and create a LO! Be creative in your photography: maybe take a picture of the pile of laundry you are facing or the meal you cooked for dinner! It'll be neat one day to look back and see how you spent your busy days.
Put your LO on your blog and link it on THIS post so we can see!!
***Don't forget about the November GOTM Contest!!!***
Have a super blessed week!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007


Are you guys as happy to see Friday as I am? Although since becoming a SAHM, I'll admit my days all pretty much run together. Today, however, is the beginning of a 3 day crop at Simply Obsessed ( and you are all WELCOME to join us! There's going to be lots of fun challenges, games, and prizes. Amy and I are both making cute projects tomorrow that you have got to check out!

I've been thinking a lot lately about how blessed I am (maybe it's the approaching holiday season that has got me thinking?)
  • My Husband: I met Jason when I was 18 and going through a terrible time. He helped me through it and we fell in love. 12 years later, he still puts up with me, he loves me no matter what, and we have a beautiful daughter.
  • My Daughter: Drew is truly our miracle. We thought we weren't going to be able to have her and finally at the perfect time, God blessed us with the most perfect baby girl ever. (I must refer back to this on those days that she's getting into EVERYTHING!)
  • My Home: We are so blessed to have been able to build the home of our dreams! It's absolutely perfect (well it will be once we get some furniture in the living room! LOL!)
  • A Prosperous Business: Jason has always wanted to be his own boss and own a company. He's been able to do just that for nearly 4 years now. It has grown beyond what we ever expected and because of that I am able to stay home with Drew.
  • Being a SAHM: I never in a million years thought I'd want to stay home everyday. I left high school with the intention of becoming a CPA and going to Law School. 5 years later I became a teacher instead! LOL! But still never thought I'd love staying at home! I LOVE it and wouldn't trade this time with Drew for anything!
  • My Family: As nutty as they are at times, I'm blessed to have such a wonderful group of people (on both sides) that love me.
  • My Friends: I have several friends (one since Jr. High) that I know I can count on for anything. Though some live far from me, I know that they are just a phone call or email away and I know that they totally "have my back"!

I'm sure I could continue on and on and I'm now inspired to create something with my list.

Take a few minutes to make a list of your own. What are you thankful for? How are you blessed?

I'd love to see any pages/projects you've created with your list!

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you at the crop!


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wacky Wednesday by Ronda

Got the middle of the week "blahs"?? Well, if you need a break and want something fun to break up your daily routine, then you have come to the right place!! I came across this fun little game and thought you might like to give it a try! What is your pilgrim name?? Mine is Damaris Sampson. LOL! Have fun, and enjoy the rest of your week!!

Your Pilgrim Name Is
Damaris Sampson

Monday, November 5, 2007

Amy's Monday Motivation

Need a little motivation to get some scrappin' done this week? Well, you've come to the right place!! I was thinking about what motivates me to scrap....what is my reason for putting SOOOO much time, energy and MONEY into the amazing hobby?

For me, it's not about being published or creating a LO that knocks somebody's socks's about telling my story and leaving a legacy for the people I love. Years & years from now, when my grandchildren are looking at my albums and projects, they will see the love and care that went into them. They will hear my voice in the journaling and feel the love that I have for my family. That's priceless!

SO, my challenge for you this week is to really stop and think about WHY you scrapbook. Don't just get caught up in meeting this deadline or working with the latest and the greatest supplies. Don't worry about creating a LO that gets picked up by a mag or gets you on a DT. Just sit back, relax and create. Enjoy the legacy that you are leaving for generations to come.
This is my last page in my 1st BOM. I wanted my family to understand why this hobby means so much to me. The quote reads, "Happiness is knowing who you are, and sharing yourself with those you love...this is why I scrapbook." This is a pocket page and inside the pocket, I've included a letter to my family. The pics are of my scraproom & me scrapping, etc. Scrapbooking is such a HUGE part of who I am, and I wanted them to see why.
Have a super blessed week!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007


OK...Here it is...our Nov. GOTM Contest!!!

Congrats again to Brandi on becoming our first "GirlFriend". And speaking of Brandi.....she will be our inspiration for the Nov. Contest!!!

Your challenge is to be inspired by this LO by Brandi and create your own "take" on it!! You may choose to "lift" the design, the color combo, the title, whatever inspires you!! Have fun and see what you can come up with!!! Any size LO is fine.
Here are the contest rules:
1. Create a LO using Brandi's LO for inspiration.
2. E-mail it to us at OR post it on your blog. If you choose to post it on your blog, please comment on THIS post telling us you did, and please post it on your blog using " FOR SCRAPFRIENDZY" (or something simular) for the title of your post so we can easily find your entry.
3. The deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
*Feel free to e-mail us if you have any question!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

Mark Your Calendars!!!

Simply Obsessed is having their first online crop!! November 9-11
It's gonna be bunches of scrappy fun!!! Check it out at Simply Obsessed

Thursday, November 1, 2007

We have a winner!!!!

There were so many great entries, but we've made a decision...the new Girlfriend is......drumroll pleeeez............

Brandi Pitts!!!!!! Congrats!!!
We'll be posting some of Brandi's awesome work very can check her out on her blog!!!!

Stay tune for great inspiration from Brandi!!!
And remember, November Girlfriend Of The Month Competition is coming soon!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Oct. Girlfriend Of The Month

OK, here's a little update on the Oct GOTM contest...we've decided to extend the deadline through the 31st. So get those entries in ASAP!!! The winner of this contest wins a great RAK AND a place on our DT!!! All you have to do is post your fave scrap project that you've created on your blog OR e-mail it to us You can enter up to 3 projects.
These are the entries we have: (IF you have entered and we do not have you listed, please e-mail us again and we'll get you added!) The winner will be announced Nov. 1st
Brandi P.
Marcie K.
Janie G.
Shannon A.
Marcie G.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Just checking in...

Hey Ladies!! Just wanted to confirm, that we have received some October GOTM entries by email and some of you have uploaded to your blog. We have been checking them out!! Lots of talent out there!! If you havent submitted your entries yet, just a reminder there is only less than one week left to submit!!! Go for it!!!

Have a great day!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Amy!!

It's your turn now!! Happy Birthday to you and many more!!! Hope your day was great!
Love ya!!!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!!

Just wanted to wish Ronda a super dooper Happy Birthday TODAY!!! You are such a great friend...I can't imagine my life without you in it!!!
Love Ya!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

We have a winner!!!!

By a draw of names, the winner of the first Scrapfriendzy RAK is...........

JANIE!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please email us with your addy , so we can get you some juicy scrapbook goodies!!!

Thanks to all of you who signed up! We can't wait to see all of your fave scrapbook projects to win the title of October Girlfriend of the month!!! ENTER 2DAY!!!
(For more info on the Oct GFOTM, see the post below)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

October GirlFriend Of The Month Contest

Our first contest!!! October Girlfriend Of The Month. Here's the scoop....... you must enter your favorite scrappy projects you've created. It can be anything, a page, card , mini album, altered item, etc. (Limit 3 projects per contestant,please).
Just pick your favorites, upload on your blog and post a link in the comments here OR you can e-mail us a pic to
Make sure to include your name and e-mail address, as well as, a short description of your entry.
The deadline for this contest is Sunday, Oct 28. Winner will be announced on Nov. 1st
Winner will receive the title "October Girlfriend Of The Month", a prize package valued @ $30 of scrap goodies, and a spot on the Girlfriendz Team.
Responsibilities of The Girlfriendz Team simply include participating in the weekly challenges/contests and having your work featured on this blog!
Got questions? Just e-mail us

Monday, October 1, 2007

Welcome To Scrapfriendzy!

Welcome to Scrapfriendzy! This totally rockin' site was created by two best girlfriendz, Amy & Ronda! It's the place where girlfriendz and scrappin' collide! The goal for this blog is to create a fun place for you to meet new friendz and be inspired by each other. We have plans for weekly challenges and contests which include lots of great prizes! So jump right in and join the fun! Add your comment to this post and enter a chance to win a RAK of scrapbook goodies!! Check back often, who knows what you'll miss if you don't!!
To learn more about the girlfriendz, click on the blog links below:
AMY {Beautiful Life.}

Ronda {Pieces Of Me.}

{Here's us with our families vacationing this Summer in Destin, Fl.]