Thursday, May 31, 2007

I did it!!

I am so incredibly happy today because I took the big leap and purchased/ordered a Quickutz Silhouette from my local scrapbook store Paper Tales. Cass, the owner, can't even begin to imagine how happy of a gal she has made me!!!

So to fund this little purchase, I decided beforehand that I would sell off some of my QK alphabets on Ebay. If anybody looks at this blog and would like to take a peek at the auctions, here's the link -- Quickutz alphabet auction.

I can't wait for that baby to get here! There's so many possibilities. I'm off to the creating table. I must finish a layout for the Big Kahuna contest at Creative Scrap Shack -- Fun, fun, fun!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Mini Coaster Album

I had finished this little album up using Fancy Pants Key Lime collection -- just love that paper soooo much! I think I need Anywho, I made it for my niece as a little gift to give her after her recital. She loved it so much! It made me feel great knowing it's something she treasures.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

My latest creations

Here's some of the stuff I've been working on for Back Porch Memories this past month. The paper in the kits was just scrummy!!


Yep, that's me screaming from the top of my lungs!!! I got the most awesome email yesterday, which by the way I almost deleted, saying that a layout I had submitted to Memory Makers magazine was accepted and will be published in their October 2007 issue. Oh my gosh!! That made my week! It's even helped to make me forget about the swollen glands and headache I have. Who cares that I might have a sinus/throat infection....I'm getting published!!!! LOL

Monday, May 14, 2007

We had sooooo...

much FUN!! I took the kids to Zehender's Water Park about an hour and a half away from here. I didn't think we were going to be able to go, so I had cancelled. I felt so badly when I saw my children's faces that I told them that we would drive up and back all in the same day. When Saturday came, I was just feeling too tired from a lack of sleep two nights in a row that I knew we were going to end up spending the night anyway. Well, I'm glad we did! I got a way better deal on the hotel than my original booking. I haven't had that much fun in I don't know how long. I just wish my honey could've been there with us. He had to stay home to work -- to pay for this one-day Here's some photos of our good time ------->


I'm going back to Oklahoma to visit my "okie homegirls" I just finished booking my flight to Tulsa for the annual CKC convention Aug. 23-25. I'm staying one extra day to hang out with the lovely Cheri and hopefully some others. We had such a good time the last time we were all together just laughing and laughing and yes more laughing! I am looking so forward to this trip!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Family Fun!

We spent the weekend celebrating family events. On Saturday, it was my niece's dance recital. Her costumes were just adorable! I love going to these things. After the recital, we went to a local Mexican restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo -- gotta love this "holiday". The margaritas were delicious...oh, and the enchiladas were, too *grin* My sister entered a raffle to help the local police department and the prize was a real sombrero. I just knew she would win!! Silly girl!

I gave my niece a little book that I made out of restaurant coasters for her recital present instead of flowers. It was a little book of her communion photos. She absolutely LOVED it! She melted my heart when she took the book and hugged it. Later on in the day, she told me it was her most favorite present ever! Sweet little girl! I'll show pics later, but for now I have to wait because it was part of my DT stuff.

Then on Sunday, we gathered at my brother's house to celebrate my favorite nephew's 1st birthday. I can't believe little Tyler is already ONE! Boy, I know I'm biased, but that child is just the cutest, sweetest, best behaved little boy. I'm glad I get a baby fix when I go to see him. Not that I want anymore, but I do love babies! Oh, and I'd love to share a photo, but guess what???? Yep, forgot my camera *bummed* I did take photos with my brother's camera -- about 200 of I love taking pictures! Hopefully, he will share some with me so I can post them and eventually scrap some.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


that's where we went the other day as a family. This is honestly the first time in ten years of being with Dave that he has gone to the zoo with I have taken the kids along with my sister and niece, but he has never come. He has attended the zoo at Halloween when they have the Boo Zoo, but that's it. So when he suggested going, I took him up on it. I actually bought a yearly pass so we can go many times throughout the summer. We only live about 15 minutes away and Collin just loves the animals! We had the best time and it was a beautiful day.