Monday, August 3, 2009

August Reviews for Serendipity

Sadly, this is the last month i'm working for Serendipity but I know there will be more scrapbooking to come in the future, right now, just taking a little breather! I'm hoping to get AC but if not I'm taking a little time away!

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20th reveal- Wonder, Play and Smile

This is the new reveal for ScrapbooksNStuff I used the Night Light Collection by October Afternoon!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 13th Reveal for Scrapbooks N Stuff

So here is the reveal from Monday I'm a little behind!

July 6th reveal for Serendipity

So here is the Serendipity reveal!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 6th reveal for ScrapbooksNStuff

So I had the wonderful Night Light collection by October Afternoon and I loved working with it so here is the first layout of my reveals! I'll have one up every Monday of the Month of July! Go check out what Scrapbooks N Stuff has to offer!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Toot Toot!!!!

I've been letting this steam for quite awhile it has been sometime since i knew but I just made the Inaugural team forScrapbooks n more! So here is their announcement on their blog, my toot


Do we feel scared over perception or reality? I feel scared right now maybe over the peception that I'm getting ready to lose what I have wanted for such a long time and that is a man who truly loves me for me! For the longest time I've dealt with the reality that nearly everyone in my life would somehow abandon me and the only way that they would not is for them to make a huge commitment not to! I'm asking the same thing from him, He is being honest with me he doesn't know how this will play out and I want him to be a "fortune teller" so to speak! Why do i feel the perception of losing you when I know you just need time to breathe from me! I can't understand my own stupidity sometimes! I hope that you will not be another man who walks away because I'm still learning what it's like to have someone love me and not run away! I know I've hurt you and sometimes I feel i can't stop myself I just don't want to get hurt again! Ir can really be lonely without anyone helping you in your life. Just lately i've had that! Maybe that is why i want to keep the kids because I never want them to feel abandoned. I love you, Wayne!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Check out the the May Review kit from Serendipity

I did allot of different things with my scrapbook pages this month and with this kit! I love everything that I did but my favorite is Messy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Serendipity Scrapbooks Review Creations

Here are Serendipity's April off to start on Mays!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

SFTIO April 09 Kit Creations!

I enjoyed this guest designer gig this month at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! The word was Clarity!! I did "clarify" some things in my life that gave me some inspiration! I tried more to tell a story with the photos and books rather than writing the story with it! It clarified for me that I could truly scrap out of my comfort zone! So here are my layouts and altered clear Mini albums made with Hambly screen prints clear acrylic sheet! Here is a link to the April Kit!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Autism Awareness Day!!

It was a scary moment the day I realized Noah had Autism! Still today it scares me to know that I have a child who needs my attention! My child realizes what is going on with him! I really hope that a change will come soon because Autism Speaks very loud if we are willing to listen to their language! Watch this and read the following Facts about Autism!Thanks Jennifer for posting this today! My hope and prayers are that for all the mothers and fathers in this world to understand that their lives will begin to recover once their child is recovered!

1 in 150 children

4:1 ratio of boys to girls

1 in 98 boys

Fastest growing developmental disability

100 billion annual costs

In ten years the annual costs are projected at 200-400 billion.
Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3rds with early intervention

A family with a child with autism will fund 3 to 5 million dollars of services throughout the lifetime of the child.

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined.

Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of most of the more prevalent childhood disorders.

Approximately 1 million individuals in the US have autism
Incidence vs. Private Funding (2007)

- Incidence
- Private Funding

Pediatric AIDS
1 in 8,000
394 Million

1 in 25,000
310 Million

Muscular Dystrophy
1 in 20,000
175 Million

Juvenile Diabetes
1 in 500
130 Million

1 in 150
42 Million

A lifetime of Autism

Monday, March 30, 2009

Check out the sneak Peaks for Scrapbooking from the Inside out....

This Kit was completely Awesome! I so loved working with it! Amazing in every way! so check it out y'all!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Climb

I haven't spoke out much about the divorce proceedings since i received the papers. Mainly because i have been too busy to write about it! I wish i could say that i wasn't scared! I wish i could move the mountain. I wish i knew what was waiting on the other side. I don't have a clue! I've spoken to my attorney getting things underway to start this process. Lets just say I've had to lean on my friends more lately but I guess that is why they are friends. I can do all that i can do to help myself and that is it! I have to leave it in Gods hands now! He always takes the burdens if you let him! I thank God everyday that he is the God of the impossible. My children are scared! I've tried my best to see them through this time. Everyone tells you to keep your children out of the drama. You try to, there are honest questions though that need to be answered. I've heard things like I will run away if the judge makes me go live with daddy; I don't know how I could live without sleeping and living with you mommy. It breaks my heart! I'm all they have ever known but you can't tell a judge that! Will they believe you? It's my word against his now! My daughter tonight was sitting at the computer after a rough Math homework night and told me to listen to this song, it is called "the Climb" it is from the Hannah Montana movie! I'll add the lyrics at the bottom. She said something to me tonight that made me happy to be her mother. All I need is determination to get through this mountain mom! I asked her the mountain being math and she said yeah that too! So i asked her what the mountain was..... and she said i don't know what is waiting for me down the road but i promise to appreciate you more. Crying is what I'm doing now. I told her Alli it's not your fault all of this is going on! She said I know! I wish that staying here with you would be on the other side of the mountain. I told her not to worry that was my job...her job was just to be a kid!
On that note here are the lyrics!

I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreamin
But theres a voice inside my head sayin
You'll never reach it

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
lost with no direction
My faith is shakin

But I, I gotta keep tryin
Gotta keep my head held high

Theres always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.
It's the climb.

The struggles I'm facing.
The chances I'm taking.
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking.
I may not know it but these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah.
I Just gotta keep going.
And I gotta be strong.
Just keep pushing on 'cause,

There's always gonna be another mountain.
I'm always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
But Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.
Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.
It's the climb.


There's always gonna be another mountain.
I'm always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes you're gonna have to lose.
Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin on the other side
It's the climb


Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm so excited with Serendipity's Review Kit

Here are the projects that i made with the new Scribble Scrabble Evelyn Paper Line:
I hope you like them! I loved the chance to work with this line! Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been fond of the color yellow but guess what this new paper is changing the way i feel about the color Yellow! I hope this line and these layouts gets you in the mood for Spring!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Serendipity Review kit Sneak Peaks

I've had the pleasure of working with Serendipity's fabulous review kit for the month of March! I made their design team on Jan 31st! So I'll be having my kit pics up on the 15th so y'all need to go and check it out! Now there are some other wonderful ladies that already have theirs up!
Ellen and Crystal! Go and check them out at Serendipity!
So here are my sneak peaks! The first person who can tell me at least one manufacturer that is not on DT then I'll send them a RAK!@
XOXOXOX, Christi~

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Toot Toot !!!

the new Design Team has been announced!


Kit Team:
Stacey McCall
Jennifer Hitchcock
Marcie Knecht
Susan Stringfellow
Victoria Warren-Mears
Melanie Seppeler
Deanna Misner
Elisa Kammerdiener

Review Team:
Ellen Sosnoski
Crystal Brothers
Megan Smith
Christi Wright

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Change Is Gonna Come

A conversation between me and my son, Noah, who has Autism!

Noah: *****Sobbing***** I Hate School
Me: What is the Matter Noah?
Noah: The principal wants me to sit down,
stop cussing, and keep my hands to myself.
Me: Well those are not good things Noah
Noah: I know it, but I can't take it! I don't
want to hear people it hurts my head.
Noah: I don't know I want to be a car rider.
Me: How about we change to the special bus?
they wont talk much on that bus.
Noah: I hate the big bus people make fun of me!
Me: I'm sorry baby! Kids don't understand you like
mommy does!
Noah: I only have 1 friend!
Me: Awesome, Who is that?
Noah: You, Mommy!
Me: ******tears falling from my face******
I'm sooo sorry! I love you!

Change is going to come! It has to for him! Why add this to my blog?
There are parents and children out there who need to read this and explain to their children that one little negative, nasty "he is weird" comment can change a child's impression of themselves and how they view the world! My son can't help that he has Autism but it is our responsibility as citizens of this wonderful world to never make him feel alone and that his mommy is his only friend!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Check out what is happening at Serendipity

Funny the things that happen on awesome days in your life! This is my late stepfathers birthday! I guess I'll have something to do whether or not I make the DT! I hope I make their kit club! They have awesome Kits!
Serendipity Scrapbooks Serendipity Scrapbooks

Announces their first chat for the 2009 year with an amazing company...
Maya Road

The owners of Maya Road and their Design Team are eager to share information about their new release that will be hitting the stores any day now. Their innovative products are a wonderful way to round out your creations.

Where: Serendipity Scrapbooks
When: February 17, 2009 9pm EST
Who: Maya Road owners and their Design Team

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is it just me......?

Or is there too many places going out of business or having trouble with this economy? I just Hope Hambly Screenprints doesn't go out of business! You have to check out there blog for their sneak peek. Talk about a teaser!Hambly Here is a layout I did with Hambly for a DT call for Serendipity scrapbooks. Have a great day and more to come!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Dad has saw the light.......

In the scrapbooking industry! I love the fact that my dad is also a writer and he gives me a great deal of inspiration just in the simple things! He appreciates my writing! My dad sorta laughs at me because I try my hardest to be absolutely grammatically correct but it was never one of my strong suits in school; just the literature part of English mostly enthralled me! My dad said that if I ever wrote a book that I would have to give the editor a larger piece of the "pie" because of all the work he would have to do to get it ready for sale! I guess you could say that my dad has always been supportive on the writing end and partially on the scrapbooking end- I don't think he got it, really! He is an amateur photographer like myself and he appreciate my need for and SLR camera,lol, he says the best out there is the Cannon XTI, He says you get what you pay for....I need to get paid more Now back to the reason I'm writing this blog entry a couple days b-4 Christmas he asked me what I needed- like I really needed scrap supplies- but I told him any scrapbook supply from Hobby Lobby. Apparently, he checked out the die cutting machines and told me that I needed one because they were cool. He said i got you the GC but you should see what these die cutting machines can do....I was ROTFLMAO.....i was thinking finally a man who gets it! Here is a published layout that I did of my father for "Fathers Day"! I also told him the AWESOME news that I made the Gauche Alchemy guest designer for this upcoming July 09' They so ROCK!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Patiently waiting....Yeah right!!!

For the Announcement of a lifetime tomorrow! My scrapbook Nook is having the design team announcement tomorrow! Can you say I hope I'm on it!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Check this out!

Helmar USA is having an adhesivegiveaway! Go and check it out!

The Moments that I treasure most

Are being with my children~! They came back today from their dads after being away for 2 weeks! I enjoyed the break but I missed them so much! Here are a couple of pictures I took of Alli and Noah today! I miss them so much!