Tuesday, December 15, 2009

E.A.D. "Traditions" Blog Hop

I used the Baroque Frames Vinyl Rub-Ons from E.A.D. Designs to create this!

This is my first blog post coming from my new address. We've found a new place to call "home" and although we are miles away from our old duty station at Fort Lee, Virginia I am pretty sure that Fort Hood, Texas will be a "good change" for us. I like change.

Change.....it doesn't neccessarily go hand in hand with the Blog Hop theme this month which is "Traditions." However, I think it gives it a nice little spin. Traditions seem to keep us connected with our past but where would we be without change? Now there's something to ponder.

Here's something you don't need to think too much about......

E.A.D. Designs is hosting it's Blog Hop TODAY - Tuesday, December 15, 2009. A $10 Gift Certificate to the E.A.D. Designs website store is going up for grabs to 1 LUCKY WINNER. Just join the hop and visit the DT's blogs and leave us all some love. Then play the waiting game and see if your picked to be the winner. It's that easy!

Now, speaking of change.....some of you may already know that I am planning to switch my blog over to http://desperatearmyhousewife.blogspot.com/. Please follow me there as I will be pushing to get it switched for the New Year. Thanks!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mission 0004

I'm the Guest Designer over at Mission Create. Check out the newest challenge going on....another cool one, what can I say? And hey, it's even cooler now that I'm a big part of it. hehehe
Here's what I created for it...it's actually a scraplift I did from a layout I seen in a magazine.

Tomorrow the movers come to pack us up and my internet and cable is getting shut off. I'll be at my new address in Texas around December 8th and should have my internet back up shortly after. If I come across any computers along the way I'll try to check in. Hope you all have fun without me! LOL

Oh! I can't forget to tell you all about the newest Design Team Calls over at Candy Shoppe Designs and Envious. Check them out! Also, Candy Shoppe Designs has a really cool challenge going on right now called The BOLD & The Beautiful and the Blog Candy is a Vintage/Retro Styled Apron from Boojiboo! Too cool to pass up you all!

Please remember to start following me over at the blog I'm changing over to.....


Sunday, November 15, 2009

I've gotta feeling....

WOOHOO! That tonight's gonna to be a good night!

Tonight's the night....to head on over to The Pink Ninjas challenge blog. The newest prompt is "What 2009 song are you?" As much as my 2 year old begs to watch "everybody dance?!" (that's in her own words) I must say that the song lyrics are catchy and the music is so upbeat that it possibly could be my song of the year.

What is my 2 year old referring to when she says "everybody dance?!" Well looky here....

It's one of the coolest things ever!

This particular night, I was working late and made last minute plans with a co-worker to go out. It was out of the ordinary for me to go out during the work week but I was determined to have a good night out with the girls....it turned out to be more than just a good night....it turned out to be the night I would meet my husband.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Okay, its no secret that I am a BIG Twilight fan. Yes, I really enjoyed reading about the teenage vampires. Yes, I can watch the movie over and over again with as much anticipation as I did the very first time I ever watched it. And yes, I plan on buying a bunch of tickets to take my daughter and her pre-teen friends to see New Moon in theaters next week. Obsessed? Maybe.

Candy Shoppe Designs is hosting a Team Edward vs. Team Jacob Challenge right now and you don't even have to be a Twilight fan to participate. In fact, no vampires or "werewolves" need to be a part in the making if you choose to get involved. Here's the project I decided to make for this challenge and it is a Stickles Storage Box because I chose to be on Team Edward. Who would I be if I didn't choose Team Edward??? LOL
So, the rules for being on Team Edward were pretty simple. You needed to use the colors red and black and also lots of bling-bling because Edward sparkles in the sunlight. Yes, real men sparkle! LOL

The sponsor for this challenge is Terri from Color Me Miki and she has donated one of her Bewitching kits that has lots of the new Pink Paislee Twilight products. So, go on over to C.S.D. and turn in your Paper Creation by 22 November for your chance to win this awesome kit!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mission 0003

The wonderful ladies over at Mission Create have another awesome mission (or challenge) going on and here is my take.... I used all 5 concepts again which were to....
1. Use this sketch.

2. Use lyrics from the song by Kelly Clarkson "My life would suck without you!"
3. Use pink.
4. Use buttons.
5. Use transparency.

Here are close-up shots.... This layout is of my mother from back in the day (as you can clearly tell). I chose to do my layout on her opposed to my dear husband or children because my mother is my bestfriend. I seriously think that as much as we butt heads sometimes that my life would truly suck without her in it. Although we live miles apart (her in Hawaii and me in Virginia) she's always there when I need some adult conversation and she's helped me out in more ways than one. I know I can always count on her and I can't even imagine my life without her. This happens to be the very first layout I ever did of her. I'm happy I was inspired to create this because of the challenge at Mission Create. It makes me realize how much I truly appreciate her.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Do you think your NERDY?

If so, you should apply to this DT Call for Nerdy Girls. :)


What's my age again?

This is the subject for Prompt #23 over at The Pink Ninjas blog. Make sure to check out the rest of the Ninjas takes to this challenge....I promise you'll get a little laugh in. If you participate you may just win the prize that is being sponsored by Rachel from Close to my Heart.

Okay, so seriously....I'm in my late 20's (and always will be)....However, ever since I hit my mid-20's I somehow kept forgetting how old I was. For years I kept thinking I was 26 until one day someone ran the numbers and I was told otherwise. hehehe

I don't forget my birthDAY because I share the same day as my father-June 8. Yes folks, this would be the day you can all go shopping for mua. hehehe

So, here's my layout for the challenge.... I used vinyl rubons (the birdcages and the word remember) from E.A.D. Designs and they are on sale right now so go check them out!
And don't forget my birthday! hehehe

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood, Texas

We're headed there later this month....being re-stationed because my husband is in the Army....as many of you know. We just seen on the news about the U.S. Army Major who shot, killed (12) and wounded (31) fellow soldiers today. This is HUGE! It makes me get goose bumps just thinking about the whole incident. The base is supposedly on lock down. No one can come in or out. My hubby has been texting his friend who is stationed there now. Goosebumps I tell you! They are in need of blood donors and if any of you are in the area I hope you are able to help.

Despite that crazy news it also happens to be my hubby's birthday today and with all that has happened I am just thankful that he's home and safe. I went on nfl.com and custom made him a Dallas Cowboys shirt. He's been saying how much he's wanted one after he seen the commercial for them.

I also reflected upon "us" in some recent scrapbooking layouts that I did recently. I can share one with you today. It says: "....February, March, April, May....Baby I love you more & more each and everyday."
I did this for the Inspired Blueprints Sketch #35 that is going on right now. Winner gets a Gift Certificate to E.A.D. Designs. Check out the E.A.D. Designs vinyl rubon I included on the top right corner of my photo. I flanked it with a 7gypsies brad. These vinyl rubons are the coolest! If you haven't tried them, now's the time! Here's the IBP Sketch that your provided for the challenge. Inpiring eh?

Here are some close-up shots.

Supplies Used- Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: 7Gypsies, Scenic Route; Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc.; Embellishments: 7Gypsies; RubOn: E.A.D. Designs Vinyl Art; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers.Hope you all stay safe this evening. God Bless you! Keep these people in your prayers today.

Monday, November 2, 2009

E.A.D. Designs

Hey everybody!

It's November and soon we'll be moving to Texas....just a few more weeks now. I seriously can't wait....if I could, I would move tomorrow. :)

I have a few announcements to make....

1) I made it on the Design Team over at E.A.D. Designs. If you need any vinyl lettering, vinyl wall art for your home or vinyl rub-ons, E.A.D. Designs is the place to go. Vinyl can be used on many different surfaces and in many different ways. I challenge you to come up with clever ways to use this product. Go on over and check out what E.A.D. Designs has in store or make a custom order. I'd love to see what you can do with it.

To inspire you I have something I made the other day that I'd like to share. I used a sheet of the E.A.D. Designs Caged Vinyl Rub-Ons in Sky Blue. It's a non-traditional welcome sign/hanging. It says "Hi" in the top frame and "Hello" in the bottom frame. I used 4 pieces from the sheet leaving me with plenty leftover pieces to work with for future projects.
Here's a close-up shot of the top frame that says "Hi." Notice the flourish piece under the word "Hi?" Both of those pieces are included on your 13x7.5 sheet of vinyl rub-ons and there are 35 different colors to choose from. I'm using Sky Blue in my creation.

Here's the bottom frame piece that says "Hello." The flourish piece under the word "Hello" is also included on the 13x7.5 sheet of vinyl rub-ons that you get. Cool ha?
I encourage you to check them out. You'll love what you find and I bet you'll think of SO much that you can do with this stuff!

2) Halloween was a couple of nights ago and I hope you all had a haunting good time. I'm still playing with my pictures that I took from that night but I have one I can share with you all for now. My 10 year old daughter was a Geisha or China Doll and I took great pride in the make-up work I did on her. I painted her face white, put bright red lipstick on the center of her lips and made the edges white to blend in with her facial. I made blush circles on her cheeks and played out the eyeliner that slanted across the sides of her eyes. It got dark fast so it was kind of a waste but I made sure to take her out early to get some shots of her before we left to go trick-or-treating. This picture is a poor representation of what I did on her face but I loved her posture in this photo so much. :)
3) The newest challenge over at Candy Shoppe Designs right now is BIG EGO'S and you are asked to use little icons that you like or ones that describe you in your paper creations. It was SO much fun to do, you have got to try this! The due date isn't till 11/11 so you have lots of time but make sure you link them up soon so the Lollipop Girls don't forget to consider it when they start voting. The blog candy is being donated by Memorable Seasons and is this Tinkering Ink Kit.

4) Twisted Sketch Prompt #021 is up and the twist is "Alphas." Here's my take to the sketch (including the twist)....This is my younger brother riding around the North Shore in Hawaii on his Low Rider bike.

5) I am in the process of giving my blog a revamped look....also changing it over to Desperate Army Housewife too! Please continue following me there as I slowly but surely move everything over. Thanks ladies!
6) Last but not least....for all of you creative and talented scrapbookers out there here is a DT Call you might want to check out....XOXO Girls.
And that's all the news I have to share today. Please check out The Pink Ninjas blog tomorrow for the newest prompt.

To ALL My Followers....

I am changing my blog address from windingroadhousewife.blogspot.com to http://desperatearmyhousewife.blogspot.com/ soon. So please continue following me there where you will have access to all my latest blog news. Sorry if this is an inconvenience for some of you but I feel this new name suits me better. :) Thanks followers!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Anyway you look at it....Halloween is fun. You get to dress up and be whoever you want. You get to take a little break from reality and you get rewarded for doing so....with treats. Halloween isn't just for the kiddos either. I like to look back at past Halloweens where I had the chance to dress-up in costumes. Last Halloween I was Wonder Woman. Two years before that I was a Pirate, the year before that I was a Cop and the year before that I was Eve from the Garden of Eden. I've had SO much fun over the years of getting to dress-up. I won't be dressing up this year though....this year is just for the kids. Are you dressing up? If so, what are you going to be?

Scrap it and submit it over at The Pink Ninjas blog. The #22 Prompt is Costumes. Here's what I created: This is also for Mon Scrapbook's current sketch challenge. The winner for that challenge will get a $20 gift certificate to an online scrapbooking store. Go on over and check them out for your chance to win!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Blue Moon Scrapbooking

If you aren't in tune with the GIVEAWAYS going on over at the Blue Moon Scrapbooking blog than you are in for a real treat. My best friend ;) Lisa Shaw is giving away SO many goodies and entering is easy! Go on over and check it out by clicking here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Skin Marks

The newest challenge for you to play along to over at The Pink Ninjas is called SKIN MARKS and anything goes......

Got a tat you wanna show off? Maybe a beauty mark? or scar? Scrap it and come on over to The Pink Ninjas to show it off!

I SO wanted to scrap my name that's tattoed on my husbands arm but something ended up being wrong with my printer when my computer was acting up.....so I just scrapped the pic. of when I got my 2nd tattoo back in the day. It's a tigers face inside of the butterfly wings. Can you see it?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mission 0002 and if you were a cartoon character....

Mission Create has another awesome challenge brewing and I managed to use all concepts given again. I used cork alphas for my title "Boo to you!" and as you can tell it is a Halloween themed page. I used the colors orange, green & purple and I stamped the owl image and cut my photo into 2 seperate wallet sized photos. Pretty clever eh? Go on over and check out the challenge. The winner this month will get a prize from Rosa over at The Paper Passion.
p.s. This layout is of my daughter Deja (the Pirate) and her friend on Halloween a couple of years ago 2007.

Also, The Pink Ninjas newest prompt is....Prompt #20-

This one was EASY for me! LOL

Friday, October 9, 2009

"Don't make me go all Ninja on you!"

This is my Pink Ninja layout for The Pink Ninjas Design Team. Check us rad girlies out sometime and join our fun Challenges!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scrapbooking Supplies R Us Surprise Giveaway

Could you imagine winning this?Well, you don't need to imagine because right now Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is having a HUGE Giveaway and this photo is just some of the items that are included. So you just possibly....might....be able to win it.
Isn't it beautiful?!
Scrapbooking Supplies R Us people....go check them out now to see all the details!
This giveaway consists of the supplies needed for Irene Tan's Mini Album Tutorial next month. How exciting is that? I love Irene's work and I'm a big fan of hers.
One very lucky winner will win this amazing giveaway and will receive it in time to follow along Irene's tutorial next month. I'm crossing my fingers, arms, legs and toes for this one! LOL
The products consist mostly of the latest releases from Summer CHA and you'll have until 11 October to enter for your chance to win.
By the looks of this sneak peek, why wouldn't you want to enter?!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mission 001

There's a NEW Challenge Blog out there that I discovered the other day called MISSION CREATE. It looks to me like they are on a mission to INSPIRE in a serious but fun way! Go on over and check them out and participate in their very first Challenge to support them will ya?! We all know that we get our layouts done because of Challenge Blogs....here's one more fun way to complete layouts!

Here's my take to their first Challenge. I used all the concepts given by the Creative Team. My title is 6 WORDS "Duty to God and my country." I used a GLITTER brad (the yellow one in-between the word "Duty"). I followed their SKETCH.... ....and I used PATTERNED PAPER FROM MORE THAN JUST 3 DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS and here's what I came up with....

I give credit where it's due and on top of getting inspired to create a layout by MISSION CREATE I was also really very inspired by an artist named Celine Navarro and I scraplifted her for this Challenge as well. She is A-ma-zing!!! I completely got my mojo back after visiting her blog. Check her out and see just what I mean. View those videos she has on there too will ya. It will surely put a smile on your face! Oh and....here's the layout I scraplifted from her.... Didn't I tell you she was bad a$$?! I told you!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fashionably Geek!

Yes folks! FASHIONABLY GEEK is the Challenge being hosted right now over at Candy Shoppe Designs. You won't wanna miss this one! E.A.D. Designs is sponsoring a few samples of their Vinyl Rub-Ons and they are so yummy! Go on over to check out the details. NOW or SOON! The Challenge ends on October 10th so you only have a few days to fit it in. However, it is quite easy....for a geek at least. Here's my take to the Challenge titled "My Pooh!"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

THINK PINK and Save the Ta-tas!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month so wherever you are, whatever your doing....go to 2nd base on yourself and feel your boobies!

Candy Shoppe Designs is hosting a THINK PINK Challenge right now and all you are required to do is create a Paper Creation (it can be a card, a layout, etc.) using pink ribbon. Past creations are acceptable too. It doesn't have to be new.

If the Lollipop Girls like your Paper Creation the best out of all the entries you WIN this Blog Candy from Precocious Paper. Due Date for entries is 19 October so you have lots of time to participate.
If you go on over to Precocious Paper and want to buy anything just mention you were referred by C.S.D. (Candy Shoppe Designs) and you'll get 10% off your purchase. Offer good till 8 October.

Here's my PINK RIBBON layout. This is Eva modeling her Matryoshka Skirt from Wild Olive Kids.