Scentsy Shout Out!

My friend Denise is selling Scentsy products (which I LOVE and I'm totally hooked on!!) and I told her I would give her a shout out here on my blog. She is always hooking me up with fabulous stuff so it's the very least I can do! :o)

Here is a link to her web site:

Denise's Scentsy Site

Now go get yo' self some Scentsy!! You will love it! :)



Fast and fabulous...

My scrapbook style has been described as a little over the top by some. :) Sometimes I can keep it simple and do a quick and easy layout! My friend Jenny and I got in the tube together while boating at Lucky Peak Lake recently. We laughed so hard!! I created this layout the other night:

Hoping to get some creating done today. We shall see!

Happy Tuesday to you, my friends!
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Golden Girls

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jenny and I had an afternoon at the mall. It was a such a blast because we both just love all things sparkly. We found some fun black and gold shoes and she talked me into buying them. Of course then we needed to find some fun faux gold jewelry to match which we very affectionately now refer to as "ghetto gold"! lol. We got all glammed up and went out that evening to dinner with the girls.

I am once again designing for Shimmerz Paints and I am so excited to be working with such talented gals. I knew I had to use my Shimmerz for this layout! I used Beeswax Shimmerz and Candle Light Shimmerz on the title letter stickers. I jazzed up the plain flowers with Beeswax Shimmerz as well. I used Coal Shimmerz on the black button and Candle Light Shimmerz on the journaling spot. I added a little sparkle to the digital frames directly to the photos with the Beeswax Shimmerz. The paint gives the frames a great 3-D effect!

I hope you will stop by the Shimmerz Blog today and check out the new summer releases! I love them!
♥ Lori


I miss...

teaching classes!

I would really like to start teaching paper crafting classes again but right here out of the Renn Ranch! Leave a comment here and tell me what kind of classes you would like to attend!



Birthday Countdown...

So, my friend Denise saw this Birthday Countdown creation that Heidi Swapp made and sent me a picture of it. She just had to have one!! So I put my own twist on it and made this:


I'm gonna have to make another because I want one too!

Happy Friday!
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Missing my Mom...

...I miss her everyday but today is the 4th anniversary of her death. I'm not going to be sad. She would not have wanted that. Going to have a fun day!

I haven't done any scrapbook layouts of my Mom in a while but here are a few from the vault:




Have a fun Friday.
Call your Mom.

Love to you,
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Can't wait for this...

I love Sheryl Crow. Always have. She is doing a benefit concert on MLB.com to raise money for Stand Up for Cancer.

Read more here.



I just got these quotes about happiness in my inbox and I just have to share them with you. Love them!!

“I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share life's beauty with you.” -- J. Kenfield Morley

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves." -- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world." -- Helen Keller

"You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy." -- Lydia M. Child


I love this quote...


I decorate my house with my layouts. They are in frames on the wall and on easels. I like to be able to look at them and share them with others without obnoxiously pulling out all of my albums! Well, for months I've been looking at the layouts around the house and thinking I really need to update them. This one is a start! It has the colors of my house so I think it would look great. I love the quote and I try to live it. We all should!

Have a great Wednesday, my friends!

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Because it's fun and girly and we love it!


Oh, and Stacey...
I even busted out the Shimmerz today! Yeah!

Kiss kiss!
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Two days in a row??

I got to do a little creating last night while watching the Red Sox lose! Bummer. Oh well, I was happy to be creating again! I found these totally cool digital frames called Thrift-Store Chic Picture Frames Deux
By Kitschy Digitals at 2 Peas
. Aren't they fabulous? I've been playing around with them lots lately. This layout just cracks me up. My girlfriend Denise is the one person who just might be as obsessed with lipgloss as I am so I created this layout to make us laugh! I changed the quote a bit, LoL!


Speaking of lipgloss...

Here are a few that Denise and I have been digging from Sephora lately:

Guerlain KissKiss Gloss

and of course my fave:

Buxom Lips!
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Surfer Dude...

I scrapbooked for the first time in four months! I made myself a yummy mojito last night and sat down in my scrap room. At first I did not even know where to begin. Denise sent me this picture of her son Daniel at the beach so I printed it and the mojo started flowing! I'm so excited to get creative again.


Hope you all had an enjoyable Fourth of July weekend. Mine was quiet and relaxing. This was the first time in years we weren't in Washington for the Fourth. I really missed our friends that we see every Fourth. Next year!
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