Monday, December 29, 2008
I feel an empty void today! Not just because I miss my kids or because Charlie went to visit his dad for a couple of days, but the holidays are over! All the festivities are fun and we always enjoy them but I realized this year about how much I miss the people that have left this world! Mainly, Jason, Al and Conley- My granddaddy! I see how big the family has grown since Granddaddy left almost 19 years ago and I miss the man that he was! Anyway, getting sad doesn't help anyone! Here are some pictures of the Holidays from my family to yours so everyone can still enjoy the warmth of the Holiday season after the Holidays!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I have had a busy month so far but I also wanted to show you what I was working on for a new site called Clear Albums. Clear Albums is a wonderful site dedicated to giving challenges on clear albums! We have up our first Challenge so go and check it out! There is some wonderful inspiration from Mel Nunn, Amy Solovay and me- Christi Wright! I Can't wait to see what everyone does with their challenges and check out the wonderful design work with written instructions!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I think I felt a little crazy the last couple of days! My son has been having some behavioral problems. Can you believe that he got kicked out of children s church? Apparently, he got a little violent with the teacher and threatened children because the talking was bothering him. The pastor said he was praying for someone at the church that could help him. My question why does Autism hurt him, his family and pathetically asking, my personal life? So When I saw this on Veronica's site I just had to try it 5 Minutes for mom. So does he have a chance to win the sleeping baby contest? Let me know!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
You know there are allot of totes on the market for scrapbookers. I love this one by Around The Block ! It has a tapestry look too it and of course it has my favorite color combination Aqua and brown...hello! So go and check it out!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well here it is in all it's glory!! I love the layout that I did with it! I'll put up more. I had a challenge on a dt for a quote and this paper worked perfectly! They might have a few kits left at 2scrappychix where I'm the guest designer this month of September!!! This was the August kit! They were the only kit club to have Mollie and Mac!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
But I have an excuse. This past 3 weeks I've had surgery, trying to get everything caught up because of the surgery on all the Dt's that I have so blogging has taken a backseat! But Here are some things that I have been working on! The cards are for Memories from the attic Sept kit! The others are for some really fun thing I'm trying out for! It's a guest designer spot for Midnight oil! I'm also over at Simply obsessed looking at their wonderful kits and board! Scrapbooking direct guest spot for October! Ok now for the fun stuff....what I have been working on!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I made a new design Team......
Without further ado, here is the list of designers who will be part of the Clear Albums Design Team:
* La Tonya Boike
* Jodi Ethington
* Mel Nunn
* Cathy Schellenberg
* Amy Solovay
* Christi Wright
I think Clear Albums is such a huge team of fabulous designers! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Check out Clear Alums and what they have to offer!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Besides that I've been busy getting final things accomplished before kids start back to school on the 25th! They just got back from their daddy's on Monday@! Tomorrow is open house to meet their new teachers! Wow is it school time already! Oh well so I'm not scrapping as much as I was this summer! While I'm waiting for Fancy Pants to decide who they are putting on their team, I've been organizing my house...nothing like cleaning to get the anxiety out! This is not a Fancy Pants Layout but I love it just the same. These papers that I used just spoke to me! When I'm finished with the some of the layouts of Mollie and Mac I'll put those up as well! BTW I won a Mushroom mini album at Serendipity Scrapbooks last night while they has a chat going on with Ali Edwards. I'm pretty excited about her new book coming out! It is all about Mini Albums! I got to know her a little better and on her style and I found out that she tells a story too when she scrapbooks, like me! I'm feel like I connect with her allot because of Simon, who has Autism like my son, Noah!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday the ll day layout challenge started basically this challenge is to do one layout in 11 days! So you have a challenge a day!
Challenge #1 Pick out your pictures( Mine are about 6 wallet photos of Noah-My son- OT appointment on July 31st) Now with this challenge depending on how many photos you chose you must use 2 of every 6 you pick out!
Challenge #2 Pick out your Patterned Paper- You need to pick out 3 patterned papers from those pictures and they all must be used on the layout! Now mine are double sided so I could use the back if I would like!
Now everyone is caught up! I would love to see y'all at the attic to go along with the challenge. I'm a pretty fast scrapper so this is pure craziness for me! This is definitely a challenge for me! Who would have thought it would take 11 days for a layout but it's fun!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Ok when I was finished with this layout...I said I don't think I like it! Marcie kept reminding me to do it so at the last minute I did it and Then the next day I freaked when I saw congrats from Mollie and Mac . So here is the layout I hope y'all will go and check them out they are a great new manufacturer!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I design for Memories from the Attic and they are having a fun event called design a day! You still have time till 8 a.m., I would think it would be PST but hey I'm not sure it was not specified, to finish the first challenge and it is very easy!
Here is more info on the 11 days of fun!! Here is Challenge one
Have a great night y'all!
Wendy Sue Anderson! I love Making Memories and the last couple of years they have had several great products! Check out the Making Memories Blog !
This is a picture that I got off the Making Memories Blog! I like giving Birthday Cards! So Happy Birthday Wendy Sue!
Monday, August 11, 2008
I decided to submit to Fancy Pants! I was lacking on the mojo yesterday and I needed to finish a layout! I started around 5p.m. on the last layout! I kept asking myself could I get used to the let down?! Well Something in my gut( maybe intuition) told me to apply.I did finally apply and got the email to go through this morning! So here are all of my submissions! With a mini album that I decided not to send...but I believe It wasn't what I wanted to put out there! So here you go everyone....my Fancy Pants Designs entry....this is very old product b/c Remember I was out for a while with the whole separation deal with hubby....
Monday, August 4, 2008
I was typically only going to speak about scrapbooking stuff on this blog...I'm a writer though and sometimes the best medicine for me is to write about things that matter. My ex whom I wont name has trouble with controlling other people to his own benefit! I have trouble with letting him do it! Everything that I have ever done wrong consumes me to the point of worry! I've officially contacted a lawyer today! Why? It seems as though I'm getting tired of being a puppet for someone where they are holding the strings. When God chose marriage it was not suppose to be threatening or controlling. He may never agree what he was doing in our marriage was emotionally abusive but that is not for him to decide for me. The law sees it differently.Just like he is trying to control the mediation process. What I'm about to say to him is this I am a good mother, Yes the house was messy, but guess what You didn't bother to help me you just complained...I was never taught....You could have helped me to learn. I was depressed but not by any disorder....maybe post par dome depression that I tried to hide from you, I tried to make our marriage work...you just would not go to counseling. Our Marriage was all about you...and To some degree it still is about you. Except we have 2 completely beautiful children who needed their dad to also make it work! His daughter needed to see him fight for me and love me...instead she only sees the negative about men and is trying to please every person that is around her including her dad- out of fear that he wont love her. My son needed to see that anger wasn't the way to go, he needed to see the proper way to treat his wife....instead he still sees me as his personal servant because that was all I was to him! They both needed to see this marriage work because that was their lifeline. We both screwed that up! Was being right worth a broken family? That is the question I pose to him! I just want this part of my life to be over....I want someone who can love me and I can heal from all this negativity! Long story short .....Give me the Divorce, already! At least do that for your girlfriend!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Ok so I tried out for the clear albums DT! I had never worked with the clear albums before, but I actually enjoy acrylic albums allot! Hey Jodi and Marcie thanks for the encouragement....This is Rusty Pickles clear album that was given to me by Jodi Ethington(God I love that woman! I wish I could get my hands on a Midnight oil one to play with...hey MARCIE!! Lol I really have learned allot about myself and what I could accomplish! SOOOO without further Ado' maybe about nothing...here is the Clear album!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Yesterday when the American Crafts DT was announced...why not me? All the ladies are very talented! Allot of them you see there names everywhere! They are fabulous scrapbookers! I feel like my work is good! I have always wondered why I try for things knowing full well that I won't get it...because I'm not published in major magazines...why? I submit....but I don't have a name....so there you go again....it's like a never ending cycle! I didn't do this just to get published or to be on a 1,000 different design teams! I started scrapbooking to write! There seems to be not one place that loves my scrapbooking work..... I Make cards..but I feel as though I'm a scrapbook artist.....That is what I love! I have been wondering over the last couple of days what are truly my passions out of scrapbooking....They are writing and singing! To go further back....Even though i have a great voice....My sister was the singer in the family...so there was no room for me to do it.....I don't even think it was a competition between me and my sister....I think my family wanted me as something different. In private I sang, I wrote and I make every scrapbook page a piece of art for me. I don't feel like that this avenue is something that i can accomplish! I feel like everything lately I put on paper or try to accomplish doesn't seem to work out! I'm not giving up I'm just rethinking everything that I'm doing!I'm wondering what happened to that woman who everybody wanted and wanted to be with. I'm not sure I'll ever get that back....I'm in a depressed mood today...not because of the scrapbooking but when I feel this way I don't have someone to hold me when I get like this....I have friends but Most have their lives and listen when they can but I just need a hug some days! I'm just rambling and I shouldn't do this! So here is some work that I'll probably send to Fancy Pants! The layout I did for So tell me your story blog! I'm proud of this work! What do you think!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I got a kick out of this....everyone needs to make this on those relatively bad days!
Here is the link The damn it doll So here are the instructions:
These make great little Damn It Dolls for stressful people!
They can be thrown, jabbed, stomped and even strangled till all the frustration leaves you.
Attach the little poem to go with it:
When you want to kick the desk or
throw the phone and shout.
Here's a little damnit doll
you cannot do without.
Just grasp it firmly by the legs,
and find a place to slam it.
And as you whack it's stuffing out,
yell, "damnit, damnit, damnit!"
You need to create a basic doll shape and cut it out of fabric, you can use any color fabric you want, but if you intend on adding facial features you will need to keep the fabric light.
Cut out 2 body shapes and sew around the edges.
Turn the doll the right side out and using a pen push out any edges in the hands and legs till it is all turned the right side out.Then using your toy filling stuff the doll from the leg's up remembering to keep it firm enough so you can write against it. Keep filling the doll till you reach the head, then using some glue or a few hand stitches close up the head.
Use your waterproof felt pens to draw on some facial features and glue on the hair along the head seam. You can add as much or as little detail as you want to your doll.
Basic Printable Pattern, you will need to re-size this pattern to suit your needs.
I'll make me one soon.....