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Friday fun

Hi!!! :D

In case you're feeling like playing along at blog hops, I have 2 for you:

Creative Charms is having one to say farewell.

My PaperTreehouse is having a Fruit of the Spirit blog hop. I couldn't particpate due to illness. :(

My good friend, Mary Jo, put me on to an awesome site called pinterest. It's a place you can "pin" things you find while surfing the net. SO very cool!!!  You can follow friends on this site as well, and like or repin to yuor boards. So far I've pinned some things that have caught my attention like these:

Can you tell I have a huge owl addiction?

This song speaks to me soooo....

I scrapped last night and am so in love with what I made. LOL. Gotta wait til the 1st to show it off, though.

Have an awesome weekend! Hugs!

so I'm a little late....

in between feeling the sickest I've ever felt since 2005 (the dreaded year that has changed our lives) and everything else...

I lost my mojo.

You know what else? I was at the point that...dare I say it? I didn't even care. I wasn't lugging around my beloved rebel with me to capture my teenyterrors in their absolute teenyterrorizing cuteness...not chatting anywhere...just plain old felt like disappearing.

I lost my voice.

Yeah, for real! I'm squeaking!!! Guess what? That was kinda like an eye opener.

And this was, too:

a special announcement!

I am so honored. I was about to give up...I got the news right in the middle of everything and that was like the dim little light you see at the end of that tunnel? :D

It got me to snapping pix again....
Can I just share?

You can't see it in this picture, but this is my only boy looking at his daddy. I love his expression here.

I find it so amazing how kids can find beauty in something so undesirable as a weed. My daughter goes crazy when she sees dandelions! She picks dandelion bouquets every chance she can get and offers them to me with a smile so big, you'd think she was handing me a huge bouquet of roses. How can I refuse her?

psst....don't be surprised if you see this in a layout soon. LOL

I couldn't leave my 2 other girls out of this post, so here are my 4 teenyterrors, all dressed up for Ressurection Sunday:

Hope you're having a great day!!!!!

Getting back into the groove of things....I hope!

Hey lovely people!!!

Last week wasn't such a great one, I was sick in bed for most of it, got better, then my eye swelled up, then that got better and then I totally lost my voice. I was better today but after a phone call or 2 my voice is back to squeaky mouse mode. I have to remember to bring lots of tea bags, honey, lemon, & my bag of halls to work with me tomorrow.

Today's my oldest terror's birthday. He's 12. :D Happy Birthday, sweetie!

I'm here to show off a layout :)

This layout was created using my kit from Scrapgal. I love how bright and colorful American Crafts papers are!!!

Sorry for the short post but as you can imagine, I am backed up here at the office and have to get back to work. will be back tomorrow hopefully

what's going on?

Hello, hello, hellooooo!!!

Have I missed posting, I hope you've missed reading! (LOL)

Our loved ones have had a few snags these past few days and would love if you guys can keep our friends and family in prayer. :) Much appreciated!

I wanted to swing on by and post a layout I created for ScrapGal, this is sure to make my day a little happier (it's rainy here in teenyterrors-ville!!)

wanna see?

I was going through some of my older photos and found this one. It's of my older kids starting their first day of school. Teeniest terror was upset because this year she was starting headstart, but they start a whole week later than the big kids. Being the teeniest, she always wants to be considered as one of the big kids and has to keep up with them or be one step ahead of them! LOL.

see how I matched them all? I still try to do that. :D they hate it, of course...but one day when they have teenyterrors of their own, they'll understand my insanity OCD.
wanna see close ups?
can you tell that I love to use my white pen? LOL.

well peeps, I have to get some work take care!!!

easy Mini ****As posted at Scrap Gal****

Hi there! Arlene here to show you a quick and easy to make mini. It's sooo cute, totally uncomplicated, and came together quickly.

I used everything that came in my kit, Creative Memories mini tag album, American Crafts paper, Ribbon, Stickers, Chip pieces, & rub ons. Only things added from my stash were photos, glue, and paint/ink!

Here's the cover:

I love the bright paper/pretty graphics that "Blue skies" and  "a walk in the park" have.

After covering the chipboard with paper, I smeared some white acrylic paint and then layered on more paper, embellishments, and my photo. With these pretty patterns, I thought simple would be the best way to go.

This mini was amazingly simple to put together, and it's a neat little gift to give a loved one. :) This one's going to my girls!

Thanks for peeking!


wellllllll it looks like we have a winner!

Randomly chosen:

Angie, with this lovely comment:

Angie said...
great page. love how the pic looks, like an old style pic. great job. and all the details also!


I've got to get the RAK together for you, please email me at wwwdotteenyterrorsatmsndotcom so I can get it out to you!

I really want to thank everyone for hopping along with us!

Ready for a little "hopping"?

Welcome to the April blog hop for Scrap Gal!

You should have come here from Stacey's blog. You don't want to miss out on any of the challenges!!!

Today we want to give you a little taste of what we do over at Scrap Gal by sharing this months challenges in one blog hop! In addition to winning prizes along the way you can participate in this month's challenges found at the SG message board  for another chance to win a prize!

Make sure you stop by all of the designers blogs and leave a comment (we all need a little love sometimes!!!) then don't forget to stop at Scrap Gal  and leave a coment telling us that you liked about the blog hop for a chance to win this..

So, my challenge for April is the photo challenge. I thought what better challenge than to use a transformed photo for a layout/project?

Wait a minute! What does she mean by "transformed" photo?!!?

I am in no way great at using photo enhancing software...I need a baby steps book for those things. LOL. SO what I mean by "transformed" photo is alter your photo in any way you want/need.

Here's my layout using a photo I transformed:

and some closeups:

How was this photo "transformed"? Well...this was a photo that my BIL took of my DD on his cell while babysitting. (I think I should take him by the hand and cross him over to the "darkside" and start him scrapping...because he certainly does have a great eye for details!)

Here's the original..which I saved off FB!

It's cute enough, right? I just wanted to add more to it. SO...I headed over to Flickr
Flickr's full of  fun effects to play with, along with the usual cropping/editing features. You can also do the premium membership thing and do more. I've got the regular account...
The effect I used on my photo (after uploading, of course) just click on "actions", and then "edit photo in picnik". There's tabs along the top of your photo, and chose "create". On the left hand side you see all different types of awesome "alterations" if you will. I chose "cross process" for this particular photo. Easy peasy!
Then I lightly (very lightly) scratched the photo up a bit....just to give it an antique feel. Then added to the layout! Easy!
I also love playing along with a free program an awesome scrappy friend put me on to: Gimp
Now you don't need to use any program or site to alter, you can ink or distress, the sky's the limit as to how you want to go about completing this challenge.
Hope you have fun creating!
Mary Jo's next on the hop....
To make sure you're visiting everyone, here's the blog hop order:

Arlene  <-----little old me :)
Mary Jo
Scrap Gal Blog  

I'll be offering a small little RAK (sorry, I don't have a picture & it's available to participants in the US) to a randomly picked blog hopper who leaves  a comment on each challenge (what do you like about it? is it easy, fun, etc) who becomes a follower, and leaves a message on the MB. :)

So what are you waiting for? keep hopping!