Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I've been a busy bee!

Scrapping that is! Five layouts within less than a week's time. I have been having so much fun with the Creative Heart Studio's February kit -- can't show those yet, but I will soon.

Here's a few I did. I remember buying this Scenic Route paper last year -- I never wanted to cut into it, but alas with the CHA around the corner it was I just loved this picture of my niece -- she's just the sweetest!

And I did this one for my dear friend Cheri's challenge at J4K. She heads up the word association challenge. Obviously the word for this challenge was "Christmas". I also used a sketch by the amazingly talented Erica

Monday, January 15, 2007

What a great day!!

I got to sleep in because of my great hubby, so that just starts the day off especially Then I got an email from Traci at Creative Hearts Studio to remind me to go check on their blog. I had signed up for February's guest designer spot drawing and I GOT IT!!! How lucky am I that my name got drawn...did I say how excited I was :^) It will be so fun to play with February's kit which will be featuring 3 Bugs Smitten and lots of cool embellies. Go check it out!

Sunday, January 14, 2007


I just love making cards. I wish I had more people to send them to. I would make them all the time. Maybe I should sell

I used up my BPM scraps of the MM Kraft and MME Magnolia. I hope these cards made it to their destination by yesterday.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Back Porch Memories DT layouts & stuff

I posted my layouts today at BPM, so I figured I'd put them here, too. Working with these kits, both the Medley & the Solo, for the month was awesome!!! There were so many cool papers and embellies. Gosh, honestly, if I wasn't on the design team this would definitely be a kit club I would subscribe to ;^)
This is Travis 11 years ago!!!

This is my hubby, Dave, who makes theee best mashed potatoes, so I've gone and dubbed him the

Here is a journal I made to help me get geared up to start getting fit. I've done a lot better this week, but I thought with a journal to track my food intake and exercise I'd be more accountable. Kind of like a Weight Watcher's journal without the going to


we celebrated Travis' 13th birthday being that he won't be here with us on his actual birthday which is tomorrow. Boy, where has the time gone. I met this little boy when he was just turning three and now he's going to be a teenager! I don't think he's the type of kid who will ever give any of us a hard time, but then again those hormones are going to start

I made him a cake and let me tell you that was the best darn cake I've ever made if I say so myself. I used a box cake but kicked it up a notch and then made my own chocolate frosting....mmmmmm it was so delicioso! I had to send most of it away because I could do some damage to myself with that

Travis is a boy that loves to shop -- getting all trendy now and has to wear the latest and greatest. He really wanted a brown vest that was all sold out at Gap, so I overheard him and ran out to get one at the last minute, of course, at Old Navy. He was so geeked! I was even more geeked because Old Navy had an awesome sale going on :^)

Monday, January 01, 2007

Finished up

two more layouts. One is actually Erica's last challenge at J4K. I had to do it to honor her. She's an incredible scrapper who is so inspiring. I'll miss seeing her challenges, but she promises to gie us some on her blog every now and again...right Erica ;^)

This bowling one is actually a layout that I planned on scrapping in August at my J4K retreat and never got around to it until now. Better late than never,

Now I must get to scrapping my Back Porch Memories DT kit!!!

Happy New Year!!

You know I seriously can't believe it's been 7 years since the whole Y2K scare! Our parents weren't kidding when they said the older you get the faster time flies.

We celebrated here with my brother, Bobby; his wife, Rose and my niece Makayla. It was fun! We had so many appetizer/snacky foods and they all were delicious. I could go for some more boneless Buffalo wings that's if my tummy wasn't so upset. I had too many cocktails. I think this is the first time I drank on New Year's in I don't know how long. I just can't handle it like I used to and I dread feeling like this the next day. All I can manage to eat right about now is chicken noodle soup...mmmm I'll feel better soon hopefully.

We played a game that I love called Catch Phrase. We got womped the first game and I don't remember what happened on the next game. The guys got crabby because they said we were being too technical. Um, yeah, well you have to say the phrase exact or you don't get the point!!! Does Pat Sajack say to his contestants, sure that's close

When I get my head to stop aching I'll upload some of the fun pictures from last night. Right now I think I'll just go crawl back into bed!