Wordless Wednesday #3

Students from last year's dance performance. Layout using Photobooth Fun digital kit in LifeTimez. I will try to upload a slide.com slide show this week

Tackle It Tuesday #3

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
Well I am back at school with kids this week and Back to School night is next week so my tackle this week is getting my classroom and school ready. Since I teach computers this means cleaning 32 classroom computers and helping all the new teachers and teachers that switched rooms set up their computer areas. I also help with the school incentives so I have 3 huge bulletin boards to set up.

You Comment, I reply

The Two Mom's blog is awesome and I found something new there tonight.

I am joining the Two Moms in the You Comment, I reply movement This is my commitment to you - if you leave me a comment, I promise to return the favor by commenting on your blog or replying to you comment here if you don’t leave your blog link.

I hope this will help me get to know the people that do read this blog and find some great new blogs to read : )

Sunday Silliness

Well this is not totally silly, depending on your music taste : )
Co worker shared this totally cool site with me this week. It is http://www.pandora.com/ a free music player that lets you create your own online radio stations. My favorite station tonight? Jack Johnson Radio : )

Hope you find some fun music to create to : )

What's Your Happiness Wednesday

This week is an F week in a good way. I am so thankful for faith, family, friends, food and free this week.
  • I have felt the power of mustard grain faith this week

Matthew 17:20 NWT
He said to them: "Because of YOUR little faith. For truly I say to YOU, If YOU have faith the size of a mustard grain, YOU will say to this mountain, ‘Transfer from here to there,’ and it will transfer, and nothing will be impossible for YOU."

  • Had an awesome anniversary dinner with hubby and DD is being a cutie this week. Love my family.
  • Got to chat online and on the phone with my long time friend Carol who I was sooooo missing
  • I have food, maybe not 5 star food but more than enough and truely yummy when it is my hubby's cooking : )
  • Found the coolest PhotoShop freebies this week : http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

Wordless Wednesday #2

My first attempt at making my own desktop with LifeTimez

Tackle It Tuesday #2

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
OK I did get SOME stuff from last week tackled but most are repeaters : )
1. Clean the living room and kitchen (did tackle half the living room last week)
2. Set up my scrap area ( got a file system and shelves ready last week)
3. Work on my projects for a creative team entry
4. Complete make and take and 2 card swaps

KooKoo Bear goodies

Want a chance to win this personally monogrammed Funky Plaid lunch box? Check out one of my new mommy blog finds called Two moms in a blog for the details and to enter for a chance to win! The lunch box is from KooKoo Bear , a cute online boutique that has a ton of cute items and great kids' room ideas. My favorite room is this sit and play table. Click on the photo to see the rest of the designer rooms.

More Sunday Silliness - My Middle Name

This is a fun meme I found on Jan's blog. Here's how it works:

  1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
  2. Players, you must submit one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use a middle name you would like to have.
  3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts.
  4. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each person of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they got tagged and to read your blog.

So, my middle name is Rose.
R - I really need to clean my house before school starts.
O - I only have Dell computers at work and home.
S - We are saving for our own place.
E - Everyday I try to read the Bible.

Instead of tagging 5 people, I'm going to ask you to leave a comment if you decide to participate in this cute challenge... so I can come read your blog!

Sunday Silliness

Thought I would start posting silly blog fun on Sundays. Here's one I found from http://realwomenscrap.typepad.com/scrapbook_lessons/

Slide Show of the Runway line

What's Your Happiness Wednesdays

This week I have been thinking of all the little things I take for granted living in this time and in this place.
  • books
  • electricity
  • running water
  • hot water
  • inside toilet
  • comfortable clothes
  • telephone
  • computers
  • email
  • digital cameras
  • digital scrapbooking
  • microwave
  • 2 words : washing machine : )
  • the Delta breeze , it hasn't topped 90 for weeks : )
  • tv, even though I watch too much : )
  • tivo, the main reason I watch so much tv
  • supermarkets

So many time saving, life improving things that not everyone has

Ette's Videos

The TLC designers were on Good Morning Utah this week and the newest video is up. I wanted to post this video and the past ones but can only post the links. If you are interested in any of the projects please email me for the kits. : )

08/13/07 Lucky to Be Me Organizer
Instructions: http://www.abc4.com/content/gtu/featured_on/story.aspx?content_id=d65bd1a1-d99c-491e-a8a8-956074bd4e33
Video: http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=73764@video.ktvx.com

05/28/07 Runway 2 Paint Can
Instructions: http://www.abc4.com/content/gtu/featured_on/story.aspx?content_id=47fe839a-662d-4b69-8bf2-862019aed7e5
Video: http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoID=65945

Hot Fudge CD case frames

Chore Chartshttp://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/default.aspx?videoId=45522

8/15/05 Family File

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Tackle It Tuesday #1

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
I have so much I need to get done before school starts up again I thought I would try blogging to do lists. This week I want to tackle the messiness and my creative block so I want to:
1. Clean the living room and kitchen
2. Organize Elisa's clothes
3. Set up my scrap area
4. Plan out my projects for a creative team entry

Cell Phone vs The Bible

Another find from the blog-abration

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cellphone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several time a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing.
Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill. And no dropped calls!

Funny thing about this is that I have a Treo 650 phone from my dad and actually have the Bible and full Watchtower library on my cell phone : ) It really has helped me get on track with daily Bible reading and personal study

Another blog contest

I found this contest on Heather Hopkins' blog from the Blog-abration . I guess blog contests are a very popular way to get people to your blog. I'll have to think of one : )

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

CK Readers' Choice

Time to vote for your scrapping favorites in CK's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards. Top Line Creations has been listed in many areas this year which I am super proud of. I would love to have you fill out a ballot and vote for Top Line Creations. Here is the link to vote for your favorites. The contest runs through the middle of October and you have to be in the US or Canada to vote. If you've ever wanted to spread the word about how much you love TLC, here is a great way to do it. You vote. Have your friends vote. Get your kids to vote and your dog and your cat. Post it on your blog for people to go vote for TLC. Let's help TLC make the magazine this year!

What's Your Happiness Wedsday #8

OK I have had a lot of happiness' since my last What's your Happiness but if you read the roundup for last month you will see my excuse for being a bad blogger : )

In an effort to get make on track here are my Wednesday happiness':

  • Tickling fest with Elisa. I just love to hear her laugh
  • Scrapbooking, actually spent some time working on some pages just for me and Elisa helped : )
  • Clean sink: we don't have a dishwasher at our new place and I actually caught up on the dishes today. Of course this was after the faucet broke and the landlord ended up replacing half the piping under the sink at the beginning of the week
  • Beautiful weather. We also don't have AC in our new place so Jehovah has blessed us with His AC and sunny skies
  • Found out we have the prettiest pink flowers growing in the backyard
  • Sleep. only one more week of sleeping in before school starts

July Roundup

Trying to get back on track with my blogging and my Katie the Scrapbook Lady's Roundup this month. Some have been late but here is 7 months in a row!

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Newest publication from the society, Come Be My Follower, that was released at convention. Will give more info once all the conventions are finished : )
Jan Pepe gave all her team members the best book at convention, Real Women Scrap by Tasra Dawson. I highly recommend the book, blog and web tv show

I also went through all my magazines to see which ones were ruined in the flood in or house (more on that later)

What movies and/or T.V. shows did I watch this month?
Well USA network is our main source for summer shows again this summer. We have been watching new episodes of Monk, Psych, Dead Zone and the new series Burn Notice. Other shows we are watch are Kyle XY, now only on ABC family, and Eureka on Sci Fi.

Elisa's has been enjoying a ton of movies from the blockbuster pass. Elmo's Potty Time is the favorite of the week but there has also been lots of Veggie Tales and classic Disney.

What special days did I celebrate and how?
Had our annual convention at the Cow Palace. I had to watch most of the convention on dvd because I had TLC convention during our congregation's week and the week I was going to make up convention ended up being Spanish : )

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Mom gave be a Fashion Bug shopping spree with her before I left for TLC convention.
At convention I was showered with gifts from Home Office; my upline's Vivian, Krystal, Jan and Shari; and my friend/downline Kristi.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Had to switch doctors so I can get an appointment to check out my weight gain and headaches. They will probably just tell me I eat too much junk but better save then sorry

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Visited my MIL and niece in Hollister
Been playing puppet show and dress up with Elisa, too funny
Not sure if I would say it was fun but we did a family garage sale at my moms to make some money

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
Had the food at convention from the Little America Hotel. Was all pretty good but the juice and deserts were the best

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Had to buy a new tv stand and fix a lot of furniture from the flood at our place

What were this month's disappointments?
While coming home from a trip to the ER my grandma and aunt were in a car accident and my aunt's car was totaled.
Since my mom was helping my aunt deal with car stuff Efrain and I went to Lodi to take my dad to colonoscopy he had scheduled. Everything with his appointment went well but Efrain and I came home to a broken pipe in the bathroom flooding the WHOLE place. Everything was covered in about an inch of water. We ended up having to move everything out to the backyard so the floor could be replaced and stay with my parents for a few days. We finally got to start moving back in the day before I flew to Utah for TLC convention. Crazy month!

What were my accomplishments this month?
Attended TLC Leadership and convention, didn't think I would make it with money being tight and the flood

Anything else noteworthy to record?
Look for news about the 2 scrapbooking fundraiser crops I am organizing : )

Addicted to Blogging

Found this as part of the End of Summer Blog-abration


Join me in the Blog-abration!

So at the TLC convention last month my upline Jan gave all her attending team members this great book, Real Women Scrap and I just went to the writter, Tara Dawson's blog today. First I have to tell you this is the most awsome book and the blog is sooooo fun. Second I want you to join me in the End of Summer Blog-abration
Just click on the announcement button above to join in the fun. I am going to try to add a side link tomorrow. Great tips, new blog friends, and prizes Oh My! This blogabration goes until Agust 31, 2007.

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New Email, sorry if you get this more than once : )

I have been having issues with my emails not going through. After 2 hours online and on the phone with AT&T tech services I am going to try a new email account. My email address is now scrapbunny@sbcglobal.net

Melissa Ortuno
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