You know you hate when I do this right? Today I get to finally dish! Check out this post from Laura Alpuche'
Have a rockin' day!!!
I can't belive its already mid-June and Father's Day. That means Richards b-day is right around the corner too. Hmm, wonder what I will get him. He has his heart set on a 4 seater sand rail. (example)
So we'll see. He always likes big stuff haaa, no ties for him. HAA!
For Father's Day, we got up this morning and practiced singing that mothers day song from the Kays commercial. "We love you and we want to say....Happy Father's Day" and we woke him this morning singing that song with coffee, monkey bread and his altered envelope album. I stuffed it with gift cards from all over so he can get what he wants. I think he was just stoked that he got breakfast in bed. HA!!!!!! Here is the album we gave him:
We had another 3d/4d ultrasound yesterday since the other didn't take
(jack was blocking his face). This time was great though and it was so
amazing to see him move on the screen as I felt him move in my tummy.
So amazing! He is literally bent in half with his feet and legs in
front of his face, but he moved a couple times so we can see his
gorgeous little face. I can't WAIT to meet him!!!!
Well my sweetie is off running an errond so I am going to hop offline and mop the floors and get some laundry done. Have a wonderful Father's Day and enjoy this little freebie paper pack. My hubby is so full of life and love that I wanted to make a paper pack that shows his true colors, bright, fun and sweet.
It's a YSI link so you know the drill, get it while you can! YAY!
I love paper, I love digi, I love stamps and ribbons, and ink and glue. I love photoshop and actions. I love it all. My desk is stacked to the ceiling with all the new goodies my mailman has brought this week. Check it out!
TLC Tressie Collection
Sheesh, ok I am realizing that I get too much stuff, I haven't even finished showing it all to you! Maybe another day. HAAAA There is still tons of stamps, rub-ons, frames and such too. In my own defence I am on a paper team so most was comp'd to me. HAA!!!! Awwww the things I will create! I cannot wait to get all gluey!
In the meantime...I have been scrapping digi! I know its few and far between, but I just snagged Emily & Angela Powers Beauty Marks and they are FABULOUS! Check out these two pages I created...
Well I better get to packing. We are heading out of town again this weekend. Hugs girls! Oh, and I have joined up on twitter so feel free to add me www.twitter.com/KimberlyG
Yankee Doodle Candy is at Sweet Shoppe Designs! I am sooo excited!
This kit may be star spangled, but it is not your average red, white and blue! A creative collaboration between myself and Dani Mogstad, this is a fun, non-traditional Summer kit! The papers are fun and fresh, and you are sure to love the unique embellishments this kit has to offer!
Includes: 8 Patterned Papers, 4 Textured Solids, 3 Stitched Grossgrain Ribbons, 4 Rick Rack, 3 Rick Rack Flowers, 3 Stitched & Frayed Stars, 3 Beaded Stars, Flag Tag, Index Tab, Tag, 4 Star Brads, 4 Photo Corners, Glitter and Paint Border Glitter Line, 3 Paper Flowers, 2 Centers, Full Alphabet.
This was the funnest collab ever and I am so excited that Dani talked me into bringing it back! Go snag your copy now! You will LOVE it!!!! Check out this extreme close up!
Yea, I jacked that from Angela, but I was at her blog today and it's been stuck in my head ever since. HA, actually considering the preggy brain I have been lugging around lately, I am suprised *anything* is getting stuck in my head. HA!!!!
So I wanted to hit on a couple of store points before I forget (see above) *teeheehee*
This fabulous paper/digi/altering magazine has been a staple on every paper scrappers shopping list for years, and has had some of the best digital designers showcasing their work! Get hooked, and get inspired!
In this issue check out digital pages, paper layouts, cards and altered art showcasing:
And speaking of GREAT deals! Jacque is debuting at The Digichick today (congrats girl) and is celebrating for all you PSA customers with a ROCKIN' 20% off coupon! Check out with crazy20off for your discount and be sure to scope out all her rockin' designs at the chick.
hmm, so other then that I don't have much. I have been talking to Dani the last couple days and she is so much fun, can you believe we are re-releasing Yankee Doodle Candy at The Sweet Shoppe on June 9th?!!! I am sooooo geeked. If you didn't snag this kit when it debuted you totally have to get it now. It was a limited edition release and this is your chance to get your hands on this FABULOUS kit! Check back for a preview and some layouts. For now....check out this sneekpeek and layout Nikki Beaudreau created when it initially released:
I also created a really cool Father's Day project for Richard today, but I have family that reads the blog and I would hate to spoil the surprise so once we are closer, I can't WAIT to show you all! It's sooo stinkin' cute! Well, I am off to make breakfast. Today is a great day for Monkey Bread. YUM! Have a rockin' day!
Ever just sit back and look at a set of layouts and think, wow, that girl rocks!? That is how I am with my team. I am so blessed to have such a rockin' set of layout designers on my team. I love these girls! Check out these layouts they created using Yo! Daddy-o!
So last week I scored a rockin' new Nikon D80 and I have been a picture taking fool since. I LOVE this camera. I don't know how I ever survived without it! Check out these photos!
And here are two that my Rockin' Brother shot with my camera...
I am soooo in love. I am ordering a boat-load of these from winkflash as we speak. I cannot wait to frame that family one! I love how Kaelyn is just about to escape. That is soooooo HER! HA!!
and Jacque is YELLLLING at me to go to bed, but I soooooooo totally have to show you this!
This girl has been working for WEEKS and WEEKS on these gorgeous creations and I am so excited that she has decided to take them public. What a secret I have been keeping. She rocks and her designs are in the store NOW, so check them out! Your going to fall in love fast!
Check her out at Purescrapability NOW!!!!
and here is a rockin' blinkie of hers for you to sport. Just please host it yourself (ie: photobucket)
just click on it. it will open in a new window and you can save it from there. Hugs!!!
Whooohooo, don't you love it when posts start off that way!
Today, May 18th and Tomorrow May 19th at Funky Playground Designs, you can get
I was tagged by Andrea to tell 7 facts about myself, here goes:
Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things.
1. I have found in the past year that I don't have the temper I used to.
2. I freakishly know almost all TV commercial jingles and have been this way since I was little.
3. I can NEVER get ice out of the tray without dropping one on the floor. It's like curse of the ice cube every time. HAA!
4. I freak out when I see a guy driving a car without a shirt on. It seriously makes me ill. No matter how hot the guy is. HAAA!!!!!
5. I was a BAD kid in junior high. I was suspended twice and even expelled.
6. I am a hermit, I would rather do things at home then go out...then again I have 3 kids under 5 and another on the way. Who would WANT to leave. Okay....besides you Jacque. HAAAA!!!
7. I am scared to death of turning 30. I have this secret fear that on my 30th bday I am going to spontaneously combust.
Now to tag a couple of you all.
I just removed the coupon code and put the store on a full site sale. Hope that helps. Hugs all and Happy Scrapping! www.kimberlygiarrussodesigns.com/store (35% off!)
Now I am outtie! Today is Kaelyn's 2nd birthday and we are partying like it is 1999!
Let me start off with some digi love. Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Whoot! Head over to the store www.kimberlygiarrussodesigns.com and enjoy 35 % off when you use coupon code nsd-2007-psa
(expires may 7)
May is cah-raz-ee around the Giarrusso house. Braydon, Kaelyn, Aunt Jeannie, Nana, and I all have bdays the first half of this month. So we are always scrambling to make it rock. Wednesday was Braydon's 5th birthday. I can't believe my little man is so big already! He spent the day sick in bed, and didn't even want to get up to open presents! Finally around 6pm he appeared and we had cupcakes and presents. Here is a quick photo before he headed back to bed.
Last night we celebrated for my mom, Braydon, Kaelyn and I over Sushi. YUMM-O! Photos to come!
I hope you all have a wonderful crop-filled weekend. I know ready set create is having a huge bash too!
I can't believe I am back already! I am sooooo refreshed from my trip out to see Jacque and her family. Our kids got along great, and we were so very sad to leave. We are already planning a Labor Day trip to get together again!
What a whirlwind weekend. Jacque and her hubby had a fun schedule all ready for us when we got there. It included going shopping, jeeping, hiking, to the zoo, aquarium, biopark, swimming and a huge BBQ with her family. Life does NOT get any better then spending 4 days with great friends! Here are a couple photos from the weekend.
Jacque took this amazing photo of my family
Here are the younger kids at the biopark. Lindsey and Kaelyn are missing from the photo.
Lindsey, Amalie, Braydon, Kaelyn & Lars
Here are our kids...alllll of them, just before we started our hike.
(lft to rght) Jens, Jenna, Lars, Kaelyn, Braydon, Lindsey and Amalie
And all of us inside the Cave we hiked up to. It was soooooo dusty in there, the kids came our ORANGE!
And finally, Jenna and Kaelyn gossiping over Pizza at Dion's. Just like their mommies. *teeheehee*
We had such an amazing time. The only thing we would change is to make it all last longer. My kiddos sure miss Jacque, but I know we will do it again soon. Jacque said it right on her blog, it was the BEST WEEKEND EVER!
**pssst, editing to add, today is the last day for my sale. *wink* www.kimberlygiarrussodesigns.com/store **
It's almost time! Three more sleeps and we are heading to New Mexico for a weeks vacation with Jacque and her family. I cannot wait to get her little chillin's in my arms. We are so pumped up and ready to get there. Jacque has tons of stuff planned, and I am so excited to see her town. She has been here, and we had so much fun, but this tiny town has nothing to offer. Albuquerque is huge and we are going to have so much fun hiking, and visiting the zoo. Whooot! Photos to come!
So, I have new products out this week at my store. Check out Ashford Place, Roll them Dice, and Doodlie Dots! These products are so much fun!
On the baby front, Jack is so active these days, and is getting so big. He is kicking me all hours of the day and night, and is finally big enough that the kids and DH can feel him move. In fact you can see him in the mornings thumping around in there. It's so cute to see my belly jumping around. I so want another ultrasound just so I can see his beautiful face. With Amalie we did the 4D thing, and I think we might go for it again. The prices have come down so much since she was in my tummy! Here is a quick pic I took last week. I feel like a house! HAAA. As much as I LOVE being preggy. LOVE LOVE LOVE it, I can't wait to shed this baby weight once he is here.
Oh.....I am back. ALMOST FORGOT. I HAVE HAVE HAVE to show you what my sweetie got me for my upcoming bday. I love this bag, it's supposed to be here tomorrow! WHOOOT!!!
A retirement sale? For all my older products? Your wish is my command! *teeheehee* I am having a HUGE blow out of my older designs, some of which are just 45 cents each! Crazy huh! I know it!
RETIREMENT SALE runs from April 16th through the 23rd. Tell a friend :)
Just to be sneaky, I hid a couple other yummy sales throughout the site. Some of your favorite designs are *special*ly priced.
We are finding out today. Sheesh, I am soooo excited and sooo nervous at the same time! I can't wait to finally know if my baby is a Jack, or a Maddison. I will be sure to tell you all once we know. WHOOT!
So...you all want to see the yummies I created for you? These are my new products that will release at Funky Playground Designs this Monday (april 9)
Fun stuff huh! I can't wait till Monday, and ohhhh wait til I post my CT layouts with these designs. Dude, can I just say.....my girls ROCK! I am so blessed!
Okay...well before I shower and head out, I wanted to show you all this super cute pic of my kidlets and their Easter cookies. They had so much fun decorating them!
WHOOOOOOT!!! I am officially FUNKY!!! That is right. That mystery designer debuting at Funky Playground Designs is ME!!! I am so excited, the playground ROCKS!!
Speaking of Funky Playground, I know your just dying to see what I have new for this week huh!
Here is a couple previews! You can find my designs at FUNKY PLAYGROUND HERE.
Isn't this exciting! I am so pumped! Now, I know you are all wondering about The Digichick and my designs there. While my designs will no longer be available at TDC, have no fear, I will remain on staff and I am so excited to be taking on a new role at the chick!
Well, you all have an amzing day and I can't wait to see all your rockin' layouts with my new products! Hugs!
I cannot believe it is so hot. It has averaged in the 90's all week. I am so happy it's Saturday. I am praying that it cools this weekend. At least, just a little. The cool part of it all, is that we got to break out the pool, and try out the new swimsuits we just got from Old Navy. What a blast. My favorite part about summer (oh...did I say summer? I got confused since my air conditioner thinks its August) is the pool. I love to let the kids play, and eat Popsicles in the water. So much FUN!
So yesterday we decided to paint some rocks. Random, I know, but it was so much fun. Grandma and Grandpa were in town from Texas and we love to make things when they are here.
Well, Happy St. Patty's day to you all. I am out of here. Tonight we are heading out the the races. My cousin is driving and everyone is in town for the race. We are soooo country I know. HA!!!! Off to pack up a dinner for tonight. Have a great day!!! Oh...and if your still here after all my babbling, head over to the store www.kimberlygiarrussodesigns.com/store today and tomorrow for 35% off. HUGS!
What up rocker's! *teeheehee* don't yea love me when I am hyper. HA!!!!
Marsha Zepeda and I teamed up this week to bring you two new kits with three rock'n options!
Check these out!
Also...if you purchase one of the kits, or the bundle you can get this free add-on!
All you need to do is create a layout using the kit and send it to
subject line: ROCKSTAR
**offer valid through March 31st**
Ready for some ultra-cool layouts?
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
My baby isn't a baby anymore. Last night I cut Kaelyn's hair for the first time. I still haven't ever cut Amalie's hair, and she is 3, so cutting Kaelyn's hair was especially heartbreaking. But, it needed to be done. Amalie's hair came in really fast at about Kaelyn's age, and was so curly it stayed out of her face. Kaelyns hair is straight like mine and doesn't seem to be growing anywhere but right into her eyes. Oh and poor Richard, he is at work still from last night, so he won't see it till later today. I think it looks great though, it's just a little trim to keep it out of her eyes, and she loves it too. YAY, happy mommy, happy baby. Couldn't ask for more.
These rockin' little flower's are from Corina Neilson.
Spent more $$ last night. But I am sooo excited about this one. Terra and I were talking about baby-wearing yesterday and she is a huge sling proponent. With my other babies I had a baby Bjorn. This time around I want to give the baby more of a womb kind of feel. So, after tons of checking baby-wearing forums (this is totally a sub-culture) and interrogating the heck out of Terra, she sold me on the New Native Baby Sling. I am so excited about this carrier, and even better, it's shipping first thing this morning (not that I need it yet huh?) HA!!
Just a reminder....Illuminaire releases today at www.thedigichick.com your going to LOVE it!
Okay chickies, I am going to get my babies up, this seems like the perfect morning for oatmeal and bananas. Hugs!
Don't you love how I start posts? HA!
As many of you recall, a few months back, I announced I was having a baby. Well, sadly, we lost the baby. About 7 weeks in I miscarried. It was a devastating loss for my family. I was so confused, and sad and scared, even embarrassed, that I didn't tell too many people what happened. We had the surgery for the M/C on November 10th. Just as God normally works in the craziest of ways, he blessed us with another pregnancy instantly. Within three weeks of the miscarriage we were pregnant again. We didn't tell anyone 'cause we were so scared that we might suffer another loss. Well, it turns out, so far everything is great. I started my second trimester, and all is well. This Friday will mark week 15. I know I kind of randomly popped up on the boards with a ticker, so I wanted to explain to you all what happened. I got a couple emails that just made me laugh, and I knew it was time to tell you all the story. Also, I have an awesome little pic of the new baby that I am dying to share with you all. This ultrasound was done at 13 weeks. If all goes well, (I cross my fingers these days) we will find out the baby's gender on April 6th.
Now that the "baby" is out of the bag *teeheehee* I am so excited to show you guys the preggy-threads I ordered last night. My tummy is already so big, and the rubber-band on the jeans just isn't going to cut it anymore. I am totally going to be stalking the UPS man. The best part is, I got EVERYTHING on clearance. I love sales. Realllly love sales. I didn't get the striped shirt under the sweater, just the sweater, and I am totally LOVING the design on the back of these jeans *drool*.
So....I teamed up with Andrea Burns from the Digichick to create a kit last week. She came up with this gorgeous name "Illuminaire". We had total creative flow making this kit and you all are going to LOVE it. You can get it tomorrow (feb 22) at www.thedigichick.com
Here are a few rockin' layouts from my team.
What a day. Last night my DH made a big BBQ dinner for us and brought me a heart shaped chocolate cake. YUMM. Today the kids and I are spiffying up the house for him and we are making tons of little hearts to hang above the table for dinner. What I am making is still in the air. HAAA! I hope you all have a wonderful LOVE day. I know I will!
Today and tomorrow to celebrate V-day, you can get Little Casanova for just 2 bucks. That is a savings of 67%. Here is a link for you. Little Casanova.
I got *the* coolest email yesterday from the girls at DiskTalkRadio. They are featuring my beaded alpha on their show! I am soooo excited. What a wonderful compliment to get. They really made my day!
I can't wait to hear all about it. Their site is so cool too. You can check it out HERE
So...you want to see the cool little beads that are being featured?
These cool little beaded alpha will be on sale during the duration of my spotlight at DiskTalkRadio (The show will run from 01/30 - 02/05.) Run on over to my store to get them for just a buck!
Here is a link for you Beaded Alpha
Wanna see some LO's? You know you do!!! Check these rockin' pages out!
So check out the show and check out the site. DiskTalkRadio Rocks!
Have we met? Are you my blog? It's been so long, I almost forgot we were friends. Geez, you would think that I would take better care of you. Afterall, your still wearing the same banner I dressed you in almost 2 months ago. You need some attention, some love, and...a new banner. Hope you'll forgive me, I hate to make you feel like this. I will talk to you soon. I promise. Hugs!
What a mess I am. I spent Wed. in the emergency room hooked to IV's for severe dehydration and a bacterial stomach infection, I also have on top of that a major cold and a nasty bout of vertigo. I am a mess I tell you. BUT....just before this came over me....I designed! I know, I shouldn't be here blogging about it, but I had another doctor's appointment today, and I figured, while I am up, I might as well right? HA!!! So...you ready for this preview I am all gushy about? It's a valentine kit for little boys and I just thought, "you know, you don't see many out there geared for boys" so....MOM's of BOYS, this kit is for you! It's called Little Casanova and you can get it at Purescrapability and The Digichick now.
Also, before I head back to bed, the January newsletter is ready, you can access it by clicking the link below. Hugs chickies!
The holidays I mean? *sigh* I am so exhausted from it all. I am hoping to get caught up in the next couple of days. As of now my house is all sick, all three babies are so grumpy and tired. Hope we can bounce back soon.
So I have a new kit in the store at PSA It's another in the Family Tree Collection and it's called Melissa.
Well, I managed to get some scrapping done, that has been cool. It always feels so good to scrap!
Well I am back off to bed. I hope you all have a very wonderful day. Hugs!
Wow, I can't believe that my baby is THREE today. Time flies so fast, it seems just like yesterday my dear sweet baby was born. I get so emotional with this one, I don't know why, maybe because she is my first born, but she has me wrapped around her perfect little finger.
Here are a few pics through the last three years.
I just want to pop in to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I hope that you get all you wished for this season. I am blessed to know you all!!!!
I also want to give you this small gift. Have a wonderful & magical day!
The link is from sendspace. Just click the link below.
Christmas Morning Paper Pack
Awhile ago actually. I know I am a dork. I totally just saw that my sweet friend Andrea tagged me. So here I go....
So, now you all get to read 20 Christmas things about me.
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate, I really just don't like the taste of nog.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Wrapped!! Of course. Although, there is always the one prezzie under the tree from santa that just can't be wrapped. The bike, or the rocking horse, YKWIM
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I have all white.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No
5. When do you put your decorations up? The day after Thanksgiving, although, thanks to Amy, we did it before thanksgiving this year.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Honey Baked Ham. Yumm!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child. When my brother and I started to doubt Santa as kids, we set a video camera under the tree one year. We expected to catch our parents in the act. Instead we got two hours of nothing, then a big black glove with fuzzy cuffs pointed it's finger into the camera as to say "naughty naughty" and the camera went black. Needless to say, we believed long after that. Heck, I still believe. HA~!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? See question 7
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes, we always opened our jammies.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? It's a cluster of everything. I have all the ornaments from my mom being pregnant on, and they are on the tree with the ones I buy for my kids every year. Also we have ornaments made by my DH and my granmothers and great grandmothers. It's a little of everything.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it. I say that because I live in the desert. In snow I would probably freeze to death.
12. Can you ice skate? Yes, I love it. I think the last time I skated was in 2000 in Sacramento.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Yes! One year we went to my granparents out here in Blythe and I was so afraid that Santa wouldn't know how to find us. I woke up Christmas morning to the flute I had asked for, and that will always be my favorite gift. In fact, I still have it.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Seeing the joy on my children's faces.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Apple Pie! (Is that considered a holiday desert?)
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Ours is an after holiday tradition. On the night of the 28th, we take al the ornaments down and redecorate the tree in all pink for my daughters birthday (dec 29th)
17. What tops your tree? An angel.
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving. I really don't ask for much. This year I asked for a dishwasher. HAHA!!! Hand washing got old fast!!!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Mary did you know, and Milk and Cookies. (I guess that is two huh?)
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Eh, I could take them or leave them. HA!
Okay....now to tag a few others. Better make it snappy. Today is Xmas eve!!!
I am going to tag Julie, Jacque and Amy. Have at it girls & thanks again Andrea, that was fun!
I just got my new Paper Princess purse yesteday! Thank you so much Andrea for turning me on to this gorgeous purse. I only had it in my paws for 30 seconds before I started creating the inserts. It's so cool because you can change the look of the purse with your mood! The purses are currently sold out but here is a link. Keep checking back! Paper Princess Purse
The kit I used is Another Fabulous Year, and it's available in my Store
The word art is by Jen Wilson