Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I have been working on a Christmas acrylic mini book today and will try to make some pics and post tomorrow. I'm going to post a couple of pics today one of Chase's birthday. Sissy and John let them pick the resturant of their choice on birthdays and Chase chose Fugi's. We had so much fun watching them prepare our food. The next pic is "reindeer dust" that I did for Robin's 1st grade class. I got to go to her Christmas party and had a really good time. The reindeer dust is very easy to do, you just take oats and add glitter and I added a few sequins to make a little more sparkle. You can add color sugar glittle crystals as well. I have lots of projects just no pics yet so I better get busy. I hope everyone has a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.....

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I cannot believe it is Christmas. Who ever said that time passes faster when you get older was exactly on the money. I have been a terribly bad blogger and have been just as bad on my blog reading and I have truly missed it. Hopefully now that the hustle and bustle of the season is somewhat behind me I can play catch up. I have so much to share but will start with a couple of pics of the grandkids and I. I promised Savannah after Robin and I went to the Nutcracker last year, that she could go someplace special this year and we went to see the Rockettes at the Opry house. We had a wonderful evening. I bought them "pretty dresses" last year when they went on sale after Christmas and they both enjoyed dressing up. As a matter of fact Savannah asked her big cousin Brady where his pretty dress was!! LOL.....Anyway I made several gifts for the girls this year and will share pics in a day or two. Have a wonderful holiday season everyone.....

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hi from Opryland

Roger has a Co-Op convention and guess who got to tag along!!!!! This is a late birthday and early Christmas for me...We went on the General Jackson last night and had a wonderful time. The show was "A Vegas Style Christmas" and they had look alikes for Tina Turner, Elton John and of course ELVIS...It was so cute and the food was awesome. We were at the table with farmers from though out Tennessee so Roger really enjoyed that. Tonight we are going to the Louise Mandrell's Country Christmas. I will share more with you later but will put up a couple of pictures from last night...I hope everyone had a Wonderful Thanksgiving....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Early Thanksgiving

Well we had our annual family Thanksgiving today and I am worn out. It is always so much fun but I am always beat when they all leave....I will post some pics later on in the week. I wanted to share a couple of pictures of Josh's Christmas gift project that he has made for a few people for Christmas. We had so much fun playing corn hole at Bubba and Michelle's that Josh got the pattern from John and constructed several sets for Christmas gifts. He made Roger a set for Christmas of course INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER/COTTON Theme....I don't have one present purchased for Christmas I have got to get busy, I just can't seem to get into the spirit...Have a good Monday...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fiska Fun

Just going to wind up my blog post on the wonderful Fiska Friendzy this last weekend. We all boarded the party bus and went to a recording studio which was awesome and Cherrie lead us in recording a Fiska Boogie song that she wrote. Then back to crop some more and last but not least we went to Nashville Palace to dinner and line dance to our song...that is where our sweet Meghan was awarded the "big scissors" as Fiskateer of the Year....thanks so much to Fiskars and our Rebecca for an unbelievable Saturday...

Monday, November 17, 2008

FiskaFrenzy Saturday

Well of course we didn't get to bed until around 2:30 SAt. morning and were up early and I would have to get a sick headache....which I hated so much because this was a day I had looked so forward to....I tried my best not to let it get to me and we really, really had a ball. It was wonderful to meet all of the fun scrappers and do a make and take with Lil' Davis and Suzanne Fanning (Walker) was also there. It was an awesome time....The day started as I passed out tack pins and Hot tamales to all of the girls as they entered our huge scrap room!!! We had danish, muffins juice coffee and all the breakfast goodies. We started croppin' immediately. Lil' Davis who was acquired by Fiskars about this time last year was with us and they did awesome page kits make and takes. They were so nice and also Canon had a rep their that demoed photo printers which I might add were AWESOME...would totally love to have one of those, he made us 2 pictures of our choice from our SD card. Okay gonna post a couple of pics so far and will pick up maybe tomorrow or Wednesday...until later~~

Sunday, November 16, 2008


That is the only word I can come up with to describe the weekend. It started on Friday morning when I loaded all the boxes that Rebecca had shipped to me and took off for Nashville. Rebecca Peck who is one of our Lead Fiskateers and host of our Nashville FiskaFrenzy, Bettye and I worked on putting together prizes and gift bags, name badges and all sorts of things before we took off for Sassy Scrapper in Murf. my home scrap store and Rebecca did make and take at a Friday night crop..we stayed 2 hrs there and then were off to Timeless Reflections in Hendersonville, Tn where Michelle Luther and all of her "croppin" girls made us feel so welcome. We did another couple of make and takes there and it was back to the hotel where we went back to our task of working on things for the next day. That is where I will end this post and pick back up tomorrow on our actual Fisk-A-Frenzy day....until later...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fiskateer Ready!!

Well I'm off tomorrow to attend our Fiskateer event this weekend in Nashville. My friend and lead fiskateer Rebecca Peck will be arriving tomorrow morning @ 8:00 so I've got to get it together early and make my way to Nashville. We are going to set up tomorrow and then we have 2 scrapbook stores to visit tomorrow night and spread the Fiskars love. Then on Saturday it is Fiska-Frenzy Nashville style...hopefully I will have tons of pictures to share. I will share a sneaky peak of a little project that Bettye, Lilly and I worked on this past week @ Sassy's for the weekend...until later....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tags and ATC's

Well its getting closer and closer to my FiskaFrenzy weekend...We had a chat in the chatroom tonight for questions and just fun talk...Rebecca has worked so hard to make it a wonderful time for all. I am posting today my tag for the tag swap. There were about 30 of us that are exchanging tags with Pinky heading the swap up. Then my next post is an ATC that is using the "house template" that Valerie uses for lots of ATC swaps. I made it a gingerbread house of sorts...I am enjoying these and actually have signed up for a couple of more so I've had hardly anytime to scrap pages!! Lilly and I took a class last night at Sassy's that was so much fun. I don't think I have laughed that much in a long time. Bettye and Brenda are just the best....I hope we're not "banned" from classes!!!! I will post the project sometime this week. It was an explosion box but not a simple one by any had an acrylic pop up and also pockets so you see it wasn't simple at all!!! okay got to work on my christmas Atc's....until later..

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy Blogger!!!

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? Where did this year go? It seems as though the older I get the faster time goes. I have worked on projects all weekend for our upcoming Fisk-a-Frenzy in Nashville this coming up weekend. I would share but I promised our Lead Fiskateer Rebecca that I would keep my mouth shut and believe me it is hard!!! It is going to be a wonderful, fun weekend and I can't wait. I will share my swap tags later on in the week but today I'm going to share a project that I'm working on called a Scrap-O-dex. Lee had a class at Sassy's about putting this together and of course we put our "own twist" to make it our own. I just have a couple of pages actually with photos on it, it could become an after Christmas project!! It has dividers for all 12 months and we covered with "month papers" and I decided to do pictures of the kids/grandkids that had a birthday in that month. On the pocket on the back is a pull out tag which I'm going to put a calendar that can be taken off each year. Just thought it was a cute project and a good possiblity for a Christmas gift. Have a good week everyone....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Fun

We had such fun Halloween night, I even got Big Daddy out of the field and into the fun. We went over to Sissy and John's house where Jeremy brought Robin and Savannah over to trick or treat. Of course John had the garage decorated with strob lights, a cooler full of dry ice and lots of fun things. I have to say I think Halloween is John's favorite holiday. He, Andy and Parker dressed up as Michael Myers and went around the neighborhood terrorizing the was fun watching them have fun!!! Of course its sad to me that Brady and Chase didn't go this year because they thought they were to big...I hate for my babies to grow up (isn't that selfish!! LOL)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Way to go Titans!!!

Our Tennessee Titans are now 8-0. Isn't that just wonderful. Our dear friends Steve and Pat McKnight have a box at the Titans stadium and invite us really often to go to the games and we have so much fun. For some strange reason I have never posted any pictures so after todays win (a hard fought win I might add) I decided to post some fun pics that I made. I'm still getting together some pics of our Halloween fun and will post them later in the week. Hope everyone has a great week....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Finished Product

Well I finished the doll dress for Lexie's American girl doll to wear Halloween. She was very pleased and did think it looked enough like her costume to pass!! Now I have the fever to sew more doll clothes. I am so involved in ATC swaps on the Fiskateer board that I have got to get busy doing the swaps I'm promised to. Also I would like to do a HUGE shout out to my friend Laura Casey who was named Fiskateer of the Year for 2008. She is so very deserving of this award.- We are having a Fiskateer gathering on Nov 15 in Nashville and I am so looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Tomorrow night is Chase and Alyssa's first basketball game so I'm excited about going to that and hope to get some decent shots to scrap of course. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween. Hope to have some goolishly wonderful pics to post by the weekend!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Are you ready for Halloween???

Well maybe almost. I have a couple of projects to finish and then I hoping to get lots of good pictures to scrap. I am posting one last Halloween card that I made last week and also what I have been working on all weekend. Lexie, my granddaughter loves American Girl Dolls and she called and wanted to know if I could make her an outfit for her doll to match her "Little Miss Muffet" outfit. Last year we did a 50's poodle skirt for her and a matching one for her doll. Of course I could never so no to my grandchildren so with high hopes that I could recreate "Little Miss Muffet" I got down a tub of doll patterns and starting putting things together. I have posted a couple of pictures of her outfit which I think Sissy ordered on line and I am hoping to put the finishing touches on the doll's outfit tomorrow night. It doesn't look exactly but close enough!!! I will post a pic later on in the week. I have also been making corn hole bags all weekend. 4 sets to be exact...needless to say my sewing machine is "smoking"...Have a great Monday everyone!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Campin'--Scrappin' Weekend!!

What a beautiful weekend we had. It was alittle chilly on Saturday but we campers braved the weather...actually we camped in our camper in the back yard!!! Big Daddy hooked her up for us and Brady, Savannah, Robin and I camped!! I had promised them forever to do this and where the time goes I don't know....anyway we had a ball. The Fiskateers had an online crop all day Saturday so I tried to get on and participate as much as possible so the girls and I decided to craft some Sat. night and craft we did....I think we bored Brady silly but at least he had UTUBE to keep him busy watching car burnouts and racing!!! I finished up my Halloween book from Bettye's awesome class and I will post some pics this week. Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Cards

Well I'm still on this Halloween thing!! I finished the grandkids Halloween cards tonight and wanted to post one. I used the same motief that I did with the ATC spooky cards. I love, love that haunted house and the ghosts with the stickles so I decided to create their cards the same way instead of the traditional pumpkin. I used Paper Dolls cricut cart. to create all of this. After Bettye's cricut class at my LSS and using paper dolls so much I got my courage up!! see it is kinda hard to figure out which prompt is for which design, just a little challenge right Bettye!! That is the most versitile cart. I have ever seen. Okay so I need to get ready for bed. Lilly and I have a scrap-o-dex class tomorrow night and we are "draggin'" our friend Marsha with us. She has never been to one of our classes so we are hoping to capture her in our scrappin' web!! Have a good Thursday everyone..

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another ATC!!

Well I have officially finished all of the ATC swaps that I have signed up for (at the moment!!LOL) I just have to get them all postal. I am posting a picture today of my Thanksgiving ATC for my Fiskateer friend and fellow Nifty Fifty girl Laura...I wanted something that had a distressed look and detail. Well I just can't leave anything alone so I stamped an image and colored it with markers. I am collecting Copics (thanks MicheleO) and I'm slow, only have 5....they are so pricey I have to have a coupon at Hobby Lobby to afford them but believe me they are worth every penny. They are awesome to work with....moving on I wanted possibly burlap but then I picked up a tissue type wrapping paper that something from Pottery came in so I crumpled it up and inked it and stuck it on with ribbon and a button for a shimmer (you know it has to have either glitter, bling or shimmer for me!!) I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. It's certainly not perfect but I had fun making them. I'll post about my class tomorrow but it will be a minute before I post my was a MAJOR project but it is so cute....Have a great Tuesday everyone...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Productive Saturday

Well I actually think I had a pretty productive Saturday. I managed to get some fall decorations up, vaccum, finish laundry, go have my car cleaned up and finished up a mini album that is a Christmas gift for one of my daughter-in-laws. I love days when I seem to get more done. I'm really excited about a couple of classes I have next week at Sassy Scrapper. Bettye is teaching a "Little Yellow Bicycle" Halloween Haunted House mini book. It is soooo cute and lots and lots of details. I will post some pics next week. I am posting today my Cricut layout from Thursday night. I had so much fun doing this layout. We used Paper Dolls cartridge and George for the word EEK!!!! We ran the tree and the kitty cat through the Cuttlebug which really adds dimension to the project. I wanted to put some last years pics of the kids but I have refrained myself I will wait till this year!! LOL...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cricut layout

I just put a photo on my September Cricut class layout. Bettye always has a super project for us. This layout was one that could be used for any occasion. I used it to of course display pictures of my kids/grandkids (my favorite subjects!!). We have been incorporating the Cuttlebug on several of our layouts lately as well and I love the look when we use embossing folders. We got a sneak peak today our our October layout and it is awesome. I will share it with you maybe next week...Have a good Tuesday!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'm Hooked on these ATC's!!!!

Well I have joined in on a couple of more ATC swaps...they are so much fun and I love swaping and getting everyone's work in return. I am going to post a couple that I have finished and I lack my Thanksgiving one...I haven't worked it out in my mind yet but I'm sure I will. We had Roger a 60th birthday party this weekend at Bubba and Michelle's new home. It was so nice and so much fun. All of the kids were there except Jamie and David and they were both in a wedding in Knoxville. I'm gonna post a couple of pics from that. I hope everyone has a wonderful week..