Monday, August 25, 2008

Back from Vacation!!

Okay, that was the BEST BEST BEST vacation and I so needed it!! You know it's a good time when you don't even care if your luggage arrives or not. Yes, my luggage got lost in route to Tulsa on Thursday and they didn't deliver it to the Scrap Pad until 1:31 am Sunday. Funny thing though -- we had a bet going on what time my luggage would arrive. Eight of us entered a time and my time was.....1:32 am!! Can you believe I was off by one minute!! Why can't I pick winning lottery numbers?

I'm just thankful that I got the suitcase back in time to take it home. I arrived in Detroit only to be told I couldn't be reimbursed for my purchases like I should be because no one entered a claim for me in Tulsa...ugh!! So by showing a little irritation I was offered a $100 voucher for future flights. I might be heading back to see my gal pals sooner than I

There are a lot of pictures that have to be kept hidden because we decided that what happened in Tahlequah stays in Good times...good times is all I can say

Cheri don't hate me for the picture, but it's the only one I had that was
Miss you all!!

More happiness because I was reading my favorite WIP Blog and come across my name. I had forgotten that I had left a comment congratulating Trish on WIP's first blog birthday.
Couldn't have been any happier after reading this post!!!

Thanks for all the nice comments on the Blog Birthday! The feeling is mutual my friends! The winner of a WIP Project kit for September is:

(Okay, I picked THREE...)

jeana said...

Ohhhh Friday Is my birthday .. what a great present that would be!!.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIP!


Tami said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! I stop by on a daily basis to check out the scoop. Thanks for hosting such an inspirational place to visit!


Amy Jacobs said...

Happy Birthday WIP blog! You don't look a single day older ;)

Please email your addresses to me at and I'll get your kits out to you!

Congrats to you all!!

Thanks so much for picking me!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

September Peeks at Back Porch Memories!

Here they are and how beautiful!!!

The Solo will consist of Scenic Route Sonoma along with some other gorgeous goodies!!

Can you guess what's in the Medley?

Well, I'll tell ya -- American Crafts Everyday, Bo Bunny Splendor, and Scenic Route Surprise!

And here is another AWESOME set of stamps!

Run now and sign up to get yours at Back Porch Memories
Oh, I can't wait for mine to arrive

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Check this out!!

My scrappy friend Tam is having a blog giveaway. She is the DT coordinator at Go Be Creative and she is giving away one of their gorgeous September kits. You can go read all about it on her blog Living Out Loud and make sure to leave a comment if you want to have a chance at winning it! :D

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary...

to us yesterday! Ten years!! Wow! While I won't say it feels like yesterday it certainly flew by quickly. When I got home from work, the kids had made us this beauty of a card with their scrap sweet!!! Love those kiddos!

Love my hubby, too! here's to another 20 yrs. because as Dave always puts it "30 and out"He's sooooo funny...not Love him anyway!

Today brought to you by the letter L

That title totally reminds me of Sesame Street which I've watched for many, many years You've gotta love Elmo!
Anywho, just wanted to post my letter L page for my ABC book. I'm all caught up now which is miraculous. I think it has to do with the size of the layout (8x8) that's making the pages come together quickly. What I love, too, is that I'm using up lots of leftovers from previous BPM kits...feels good to use stash!

Hope you all are having a scrappy happy day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ABC's of Me

Believe it or not, I started this 8x8 album back in June of 2006. Of course I never finished it because that's just how I Well, Audrey over at Back Porch Memories has been hosting this challenge and I finally jumped in at the letter "I". I am DETERMINED to finish it this time. So here are my pages for the letters I, J, and K

Off to do the dishes...yippee!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Time for some BPM uploads

Dang, I can't believe how fast the time seems to be going!! It's time to upload our monthly creations. I just LOVED this SEI! I believe I pretty much used almost every piece except for
Make sure to check out the gallery for all the other eye candy!!

Off to finish up some more stuff. Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


It's a surprise party in the making! I'm trying my hardest to pull this off, but it's going to take a lot of cooperation on some other people to help me. Especially the "getting him out of the house"

Let's hope I can pull this off

Sunday, August 03, 2008


After four Kenny Chesney concerts we finally did it!!!! My SIL Rose got us "meet & greet" passes by talking to a local radio station fellow she has met a few times now at the Diamond Back Saloon when my brother and her kick up their boots for a night. I couldn't believe it!!! Next thing I heard her calling me, the DJ yelled for me, and then I ran over. I waved the banner from his radio station and next thing I know we were handed passes and on an elevator down to stand in line to meet KENNY!!

Now mind you it's not like you're sitting down for a lunch date, but HEY we'll take what we can get :D We stood in line to get our picture taken and have him sign something for us. I only had my 106.7 Party Pass, so I had him sign that. Thank goodness I had my camera around my neck and that the battery lasted to get two more pictures. Of course my battery light had to come on and indicate it was low at a time like this. We were like giddy teenagers!! Here's a bunch of pictures from our day of fun!

I must interject here and point out an observation I made...Kenny looks like he is a cardboard poster, but seriously it was the REAL him! He looked darn tired like they woke him up for this, but he was super nice and even gave me an extra pat on my Rosie gave him a big ole' hug and he said "thank you" which she then responded with "no, thank you!"

Rose is Kenny's BIGGEST FAN! Can you see the excitement in her face as she's calling everyone to tell them what just happened to us!

A picture of the group right before we boarded the Detroit Princess.

CUTE HUH??!!??

A view of the city from the Detroit Princess

Rose, Traci, and Pam talking to Chuck Edwards from 99.5 WYCD (one of the local country radio stations). He promised that if I emailed him, he would send us out some t-shirts as they were all out. Let's see if he holds to his

Ford Field on the outside

and jam packed with fans on the inside!

And this is always my favorite part of the show...when Uncle Kracker (a talent from our area who lives just blocks away from my possibly know him from being Kid Rock's musical buddy) comes out and sings "When the Sun Goes Down" with Kenny! I just love it!

AHHH! What a night..what a night!

Friday, August 01, 2008

August 1st already!!

Gosh, I feel like summer is FLYING by and once again I haven't done the things I wanted to with the kiddos. Still a few weeks to do a couple more things. We did go to Turtle Cove last week which is a BLAST!! Collin took it upon himself to disappear only to find him about ten minutes later in which he informed me he went down the blue slide....what!! My little bubs is getting braver and braver. He is a bit skiddish at times, but for the most part he does what he wants when he wants....since birth!!

On the scrappy front, the first means we get to put up our early layouts debuting the kits. Here's mine using the solo kit. Did I mention I love the SEI Poppy paper. Giving that Silhouette of mine lots of use lately -- finally!

Here is a layout I did for my challenge this month which is to scrap a layout using a "collage photo format". I've been seeing tons of inspiration on this lately, so I thought I'd give it a go. It was fun and I love the fact that you can fit all these photos into one layout and only print once. You can find templates for photo collages at Scrapbooks Etc.

Off to chill out for the evening. I've had quite a day between work and shopping after for an outfit for tomorrow's concert -- our annual event -- KENNY CHESNEY!! Us girls are going to have so much fun!! We got pre-party passes to ride the Detroit excited!!