Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Was Featured on My Little Shoebox Blog!

Hi, I was featured on My Little Shoebox Blog today! yippee! Be sure to see my other layouts using there paper: http://www.mylittleshoebox.typepad.com/ (you'll have to scroll down to the middle to see them).You can sneek a peek at the new paper lines coming. Thanks for looking!
Hugz, Z

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Hope you're having a happy and safe holiday!
Hugz, Z

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Swirlydoos Summer Sorbet Sketch Challenge

Hi, just a quick post today. I was at a crop and did this layout using Swirlydoos Summer Sorbet Sketch Challenge. It was fun and I created the butterflies using tulle and brads. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Hugz, Z

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CONGRATS! Class of 2009!

Where did the time go? The days seemed so long sometimes but the YEARS flew by!

This is Gabrielle's Graduation out on Sandy Hook. We have been getting soooo much rain, but thankfully, it stopped and the sun came out for a little while. This is near the tent where the graduation was held. It was an enormous flag and I thought it looked so beautiful swaying in the air.

This is the lighthouse out on Sandy Hook. This is the oldest still standing and operating navigational aid. The house is an octagon figure with eight equal sides, diameter of the base is 29 feet and at the top of the wall 15 feet. The building from the bottom to the top is 103 feet. Since the lighthouse was located in New Jersey, but own by New York. The two states argued over control. The US government but an end to the conflict in 1790 by making the Sandy Hook Station and other lighthouses a federal responsibility.

Here is Gabby getting her diploma.

I was so happy I put my camera and sports mode and was able to captured the throwing of the caps!

CONGRATS! Gabby. We love you and wish you the best in all that life has to offer you. My favorite quote for you:

"Don't cry because it is over! ... SMILE because it happened!"

Dr. Seuss

It has been a great experience at M.A.S.T. We are so glad you got the opportunity to attend and we will surely miss it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Last Dance!

This is Gabby's Senior Prom, although they don't call it the Prom at her school. She goes to a school out on Sandy Hook which is called the Marine Academy of Science and Technology. They have a ROTC program which they participate in and the prom is called the "Naval Ball".

I used my June Swirldoo's kit which I was lucky enough to win on National Scrapbooking Day! This is the June challenge layout. I love cutting up the Prima flourishes which I added all around. I cut the leaves out from Prima's line "Flirty Little Secret". All the flowers are Prima's except the satin ones. Notice the fancy edge to the right of the photo~recognize it??? It is from Prima's butterfly packaging~ I just cut the strip at the bottom and there you have it a fancy decorated edge! Cool, huh? (couldn't let that fancy packaging go to waste!) lol

I will post some more pictures next week of the ROTC and graduation is tomorrow! These colors I received in my Prima Prize go perfect with her dress!

The antique bee pin I found in a store in Pt. Pleasant. I have to thank Miss Marlene over at "Q Bee C" aka Queen Bee of Creativity. She loves bees and I loved her golden bee she had on her hat when we first met at Geralyn's Tea Party and now I am on the look out for these tiny treasures. Thanks, Marlene!

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!
Hugz, Z

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 Posts in a row! LOL

Hi, WOW!

I was so excited to receive my goodies I couldn't wait to do a layout.

I also, want to thank my amazing friend Toni over at "life as a scrapper" who has influence my layouts lately! You have to go and check her out! She is so talented and her layouts are spectacular and leave me speechless! THANKS for sharing, Toni!!!

Toni has gotten me to use doillies more. Love them now and the butterflies, too!

Here is a close up of some of the things I got in my package.

This is my daugter, Gabrielle who loved the 101 dalmations when she was little. Really, any dog! I hope to post another by the end of the week!

Thanks for looking!

Hugz, Z

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Prima's Fabulous Prize!

Ups just knocked at my door

I still can't belive I won! Yippee!!!

Here are two of the tins of flowers~I love their flowers!

And here are the rest of the products! Can't wait to use them

on my layouts!


If you would like a chance to win these fabulous prizes~this is all you have to do:

June 08, 2009
"Free Bling" Winner Announcement!
We recently launched a "Free Bling" customer appreciation contest with a chance to win a fabulous prize.
Z Cudney from NJ was randomly chosen to win this amazing prize worth over $100 (retail value). Just check out the stitched papers, pearl swirls, collage flowers and fluttering butterflies!

Even better news: We are going to continue with the "Free Bling" customer appreciation contest, picking a winner EACH quarter… the next winner will be chosen at the end of July so join in!
Free Bling!
We know that times are tough and every dollar counts. So, to thank you for spending your hard earned dollars on Prima products, we are going to send you a free gift.

How can you participate?
It's easy!
Just send us your original receipt for $25 (or more) plus the UPC barcodes from your Prima purchases. Include a self-addressed envelope (we'll pay for the postage to get your prize to you) and we will send you a package of our Say It In Studs frame pictured on the right ($3.00 retail value). Please include your e-mail address so that we can let you know of upcoming specials like this in the future.

Sample by Donna Salazar
The fine print:
Product as pictured while supply lasts
Receipts must be dated June 1- July 31, 2009 for next drawing
Prima reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value
All receipts and UPC barcodes must be original - no mechanical copies permitted
Prima is not responsible for missing/undelivered entries
There is no limit to the number of times you can participate!
Please allow 3-4 weeks processing time
Don't forget the UPC barcodes:
Send your entries to:
Prima Marketing, IncAttn: Customer Service5564 Edison Ave
Chino, CA 91710

You can see a better photo of all the products if you go to the Prima Blog.

Have a great week and hope to put some layouts up in the next week.

Hug, Z

Monday, June 8, 2009

Inspirational Blog~Spring Challenge

Happy Monday! I wanted to share with you an ATC card I did for the Spring Challenge over at Inspirational. If you visit that blog look on the May 31st posting an you will see in the left hand corner the ATC card I created. This is the back of the card and then the front. I chose Paris for my theme as I have been to Paris twice in my life and both times in the spring. I also, did this card for a tea party I went to at my good friend Geralyn's. You can see more of the pictures at her blog: greetingsfromgeralyn.
I can't believe I got these pictures on here! lol Have a great week.
Hugz, Z

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Big Winner~Prima

Hi, I got some great news today! Any of you who know me and my obession with Prima. Well, I was the Big Winner of the free Bling Contest!!! I'm so excited! I had already received the prima frames for entering and now I can't believe I won the BIG prize. I hope I can learn to put photos on this blog so, we can open the box together! Have a great weekend.
Hugz, Z

Monday, June 1, 2009

This is my first day as a blogger. You'll have to be patient with me as it has taken me almost all day to figure this out! lol I still have a lot of work to do with it, but wanted to get it out today, June 1, 2009.