Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm Back

Well actually I have been back from Florida for a week....LOL. I have been neglecting my scrappin' both digital and paper for some time now..I have been very fortunate to have taken a couple of trips lately and it has cut into my creative time...(big LOL) Anyway I have spent the biggest part of today in "my play room" finishing pages that needed pics printed and also my Layout of the Month project. I've had such a fun day. I'm going to share a digital layout that I have just completed and I will try to photograph my paper pages tomorrow. This digital page is of Brady, Seth and Hunter at Jamie's wedding in May of this year. In one picture or another they all had this serious look so I couldn't resist...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Texas Here I Come

Gosh I have been so blessed lately to be able to take a few days off and just enjoy. Roger and I spent a few days camping last week at a wonderful campground about 1 hr. from our home. It was on the lake and wonderful...tomorrow I'm going to see my best friend in Texas. I'm going to meet her grandsons for the first time and I'm so excited....they are babies and I can just spoil away!! I have been to two classes for my digital scrappin' since I have posted. Brenda and Lee are both just wonderful teachers and I have enjoyed each class. It's beginning to gel with me and now I want to learn different techniques. Don't get me wrong by gel I mean very, very basic!!! LOL...I have decided for now I'm going to work with 8 1/2 x 11 size because I can print that here at home. The 12 x 12 I have to send away for. I am going to share just a quick couple that I did in learning different techniques....Hope everyone has a great rest of the week. I'll have lots of pics to post from Texas I'm sure...

Friday, July 3, 2009

I have a few days off!!!!!

I'm always excited when I have a few days off....can you tell!! LOL..We are heading out for another camping adventure on Sunday, Roger, Chubba and I. This time we are going to another different campground in Carthage TN. I have tried to schedule new places this summer and not the same ones we normally go to. Roger bores very easily when he doesn't have his farm toys and new places help.:) I had another wonderful digital class this week with Brenda and it was as awesome as the last. Lee also hung out with us and is very talented in the digital world....I am sharing what I did in class and a couple that I ventured out on my own and did. I'm lovin' this digi stuff but of course I still love the paper and embellies in my hands..:) Have a wonderful, safe weekend...I'll try to post again before we go....

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Hot in Tennesseeeeeeeee!!!!!!

It's hot but I'm such a summer fan I'm not going to complain. Today I'm going to share a couple of layouts that I have just finished..One two pager is for our layout of the month this month at my LSS. I decided since it was birthday themed that I would use Roger's 60th birthday pictures from last Sept. I have been meaning to scrap them and this seemed like the perfect layout to do so....All of the kids were in attendance except Jamie and David and they were still living in Knoxville at the time...the next one is another wedding layout of Jamie and David's wedding. I still haven't seen the "good" pictures I'm still scrappin' snapshots that Josh did for me...Can't wait to get my hands on some of the "real" pictures.....LOL..Stay cool...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Gosh I miss my daddy....especially on Father's day...Roger and I had the nicest weekend camping. We left on Thursday and came back today. We stayed at a campground near Nashville on Percy Priest lake. We didn't have a direct lake spot but we had a beautiful shady, woodsey (is that a word?) spot. Chubba loved watching for squirrels and taking walks...before we left one of my best Fiskateer buddies came to Tennessee to visit. Merlene and her husband were in Arkansas and she convienced Tom to come on up to Tennessee to visit. I'm so glad she did it was good to see her again. I met her in San Antonio Texas a couple of years ago and we made friends instantly. She is from Tuscon Arizona and loved all of our "green"!!..Several of my scrappin' friends met at Sassy Scrapper our LSS and went to dinner. Cristal Hobbs (aka Pinky) was so kind in arranging everything for us. I'm posting a picture of all of us....Then my last pic is of "my girls"...I went by Jeremy's and Josh's today to wish them a happy father's day. They are both really wonderful fathers. The girls were swimming and of course I could not resist some pictures...Hope everyone has a great week....stay cool...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunny and Hot

Just the way I like it...sunny and hot. Went and sat out by the pool and looked at the pond/waterfall Josh and Selina have built (without my camera what was I thinking!!??) I'll get pictures when they get it all complete but it is awesome. I could listen to a waterfall or a fountain forever..Have been doing a little organizing and a little scrappin' today. Getting ready to do some pics of Jamie and David's wedding. I did one layout today that is not my normal layout. I have seen some layouts somewhat like this and just wanted to try my hand. The other layout is two pictures that are very precious to me. My best friends from Texas were in a few weeks ago and both the boys came by to see them...we made lots of pics and just wanted to do a simple layout of a few of my favorites...well Big Daddy is going to a tractor pull tonight so who knows I might do somemore scrappin'........

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beautiful day for a wedding

It was a beautiful day for a wedding and a beautiful setting as well...Jamie and David got married last Sat. May 30 in Pigeon Forge. We all stayed at a beautiful village of cabins and the wedding party stayed in a huge lodge that was just perfect...Jamie was a beautiful bride and all of the kids got to come except Jeremy and his girls. He could not get off work so we made lots of pics for him to see...I am going to share just a few snap shots that Josh took for me of the actual wedding...Now I'm back home and need to get busy with my crafting projects!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

God Bless America

I always think about my daddy so much on Memorial Day because he was a true blue American....he fought in World War II and loved his country...Thanks to all of our men and women in all branches of service...Okay got a finished project to share today. Josh had a beautiful wicker settee that we could not find a cushion set for. So Selina and I went to the fabric store and purchased some Waverly fabric on sale and I cut a pattern out of paper and here is my finished product. I had fun doing this for my first attempt, made lots of mistakes but the kids were still very, very pleased with it..Well tomorrow is work day and this weekend is Jamie's wedding. We are off to Pigeon Forge on Thursday..Have a great week everyone...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well I said I would not....

But I did....I said I was not going to get into anything else and I went and did it..Josh gave me a very nice gift card to my LSS for Mother's Day so when given the opportunity to try new things I need to do it right???? I took my first DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING CLASS...oh man I loved it...Brenda was awesome and so patient..I can't wait till my next class...I am going to share my first page and as I look at it I can see mistakes but I was pretty pleased with the actual way it turned out. I have had such a busy week I haven't had time to play this week but hopefully this weekend. I have been sewing up a storm all week and will share when I finish my project...Have a great holiday weekend everyone and be safe!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

See What I WON!!!!!!

Look at my goodies that I won over @ Lisa Pace's blog during the Hippity Hop workshop....I finished all of my project assignments and posted and actually won the RAK...whoooo hooooo... I love Maya Road goodies...Thank you Lisa...If you have never checked out Lisa classes they are awesome...Her link is in my favorite blogs... Also I wanted to share a partial scrap lift from Brenda @ Sassy's, when I saw her layout I knew I had to use it on this picture of Savannah. This was her first Halloween and she was a this paper not perfect for the picture!! Lots of fun and thanks Ms. Brenda!!! Have a great Thursday!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tear Bears--Rabbits or any other animals!!!!!!

Well finally I stopped and photographed some of my latest projects to share. My newest "addiction" is tear bears/rabbits or any other animal that I have a pattern for!! LOL..Ms. Brenda's layout of the month @ my LSS was "tear rabbits". I have since rumaged through my hugh folder of "stuff" and found some bear patterns that are probably 3-5 yrs old. One thing I have learned is that the handmade paper comes in many textures and some are easier to work with than others. I prefer the thicker texture as it seems to fluff alot better. Anyway I made a couple of pics of a layout I did to share. Hopefully I will do alittle bit better blogging. I must admit I have another new addition FACEBOOK....boy I love it as I have found so many of my old friends on it so that's where I've been (hangs head in guilt......) Have a good Tuesday everyone!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bad Blogger Again

Hi Everyone....well I have been a bad blogger again..haven't made any pictures of my projects and I've actually been doing alot of work outside. I painted decks all last weekend and took off Monday and finished....I'm soooooo glad that it is done. I'm hoping to get some projects done tomorrow as it is "national scrapbooking day". There is an online crop that I hope to be involved in on the Fiskateers website. They will have lots of prizes and challenges. As you will notice we have a new twitter fiskadeals that we are able to post on our blogs. This will tell of the latest sighting of fiskars "deals" on products and where to find products....This should be a huge "enabler" just what I need!!! Hope to post some pics tomorrow as I had a class in "TEAR Rabbits" and I have a "Tear Bear" pattern I want to try!! Till later....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Mom!!

I don't have any of my latest craft adventures photographed but I wanted to share some pics that we made tonight celebrating Mom's birthday. We went over to Josh's house and had dinner and one of our "photo sessions". Savannah and Josh was our entertainment for the night as they both cut up and hamed it up for the camera. Mom had a wonderful time and that was exactly what we wanted. We missed Brady but of course with it a school night he was at his Mom's. I will try to get some pics up this week sharing my "tear rabbit" class with Ms Brenda @ Sassy's....I had a wonderful time and this is something I've been wanting to try....Happy Birthday Mama and have a good "hump day" everyone!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April Cricut Class

This month's cricut class was one of my favorites.( I beleive I say that every month!!) As always Ms.Bettye has something unique and fun and this one was no exception. I love all the "boy elements" and when I looked for pics to put on this all I could come up with when Brady was younger was racing pics....I'm sure there are bug pics somewhere in my mass of pictures but I loved these so much and they also incorporated my "big boys" so I couldn't refuse!!! I love all the arrows and layers of this layout...Next month's cricut class is awesome so I better be scouting for pics. Have a great weekend....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

So Blessed

I first must say that I feel so blessed. We had major tornados yes I did say multi tornados that just devestated our town on Friday. We were not hit and all of our children/familes are just fine. Chip and Regan's neighborhood actually looks like a war zone but there house had minimal damage, trees were actually blown down on the house but didn't do major damage. Roger, Chip and some of their church members managed to get them all down with no damage.....My daughter in law Michelle's parents were not so lucky....they have major damage, I have been over at their home all day helping do whatever I can. I don't think that structurally the house will ever stand but they did manage to keep most all of their belongings which is major compared to some of the homes....It just brings tears to your eyes to walk through the neighborhoods and see people who have lost everything...please pray for the people of Murfreesboro Tennessee because there are so many people that lost everything.Okay now own to more of my "Lisa Pace class projects". The little basket that I'm posting is made of a peat pot. I painted the raw peat pot and then painted the pink dots. After that dried I covered with Mod Podge and sprinkled with a heavy glitter...then using silver pipe cleaners and hot glue gun I added a little sparkle....The next project is a large paper maache egg. It is not the proper egg that Lisa used in the class lesson but it worked okay. I actually took a knife and cute it down the center....I then painted the egg and mod poged it and added the glitter. These were fun projects to do. I have finished my last two just need to get them photographed....Happy Easter tomorrow everyone......

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Projects

Well I have been trying to post for two days and for reasons unknown I could not. I'm beginning to believe the gremlin that lives in my computer at work has moved home with me!!! Anyway I am posting a few cards today that I did for Lisa Pace's Hippity Hop Workshop. I had so much fun with this class and have completed all the projects except two that I plan to finish today. We did several cards that could actually be used other than Easter. One of the girls posted her sheep/lamb card as a "thinking of EWE" card which I though was really cute so I'll make a few extras of those up. Of course I always send Mom, Ms.Smith and Roger's sweet 90 yr old aunt cards coz they like to get them!!! hehe. If blogger will allow me I will post some project pics tomorrow. I am really hoping to post a step by step tutorial on the create paper flowers that I made because I love the effect it gives to pages, frames or just about anything. Happy Friday everyone....

Monday, April 6, 2009

What did we do before internet??????

Golly my internet and TV has been down for 5 days, what did we do before we had it? Roger and I have said that a dozen times in the past few days. I've missed my blog friends, my fiskateer buddies, my facebook friends/family I'm just plain spoiled and a slave to my laptop!!!LOL...Since I haven't uploaded any of my pics of my projects that I've completed for Lisa Pace's Easter class I will share some pics that I made of the "grands" this weekend....Jeremy took the girls to "Mule Day" in Columbia Tennessee and they had a ball...need to get some of those pics to scrap!!!! I have my Cricut class this week and also a class on "tear rabbits!!" using mulberry paper. I have seen "tear bears" forever and have wanted to learn to make them so much to my surprise and delight Brenda's layout of the month was a "tear rabbit" layout...I'll be sure to post that one when I complete....Well I'm so happy to be back in the cyber world once again....Have a great Tuesday everyone.....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Glitter up to my elbows!!

I have been playing in glitter all week. I am taking an on line class from my friend Lisa Pace who I consider the "glitter queen". You can see the link on my side bar. Anyway along with my first project for that class I am working on the girl's room at Jeremy and lets just say I'm glittering up their room as well!! I will share a pic this weekend hopefully when I complete a couple of the projects. Today I'm sharing another pic I pulled out of Robin in preschool in the vintage clothes. I love this shabby chic look and I love scrappin' it. Have a great Friday!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fun Saturday...

The girls and I shopped for their room at their Daddy's today. We compromised, disagreed and of course in the end they got what they wanted!! I'll make some pics when we finish. I'm working on a couple of projects to go on the walls (that include of course glitter!!) It was a beautiful day in Tennessee and tomorrow is suppose to be even warmer. Roger and I went out on a "very rare date night" tonight. We laughed and said we're going to do this more but it's planting time almost so we'll see..anyway it was lots of fun. I'm sharing today a couple of layouts, one is my cricut layout this month was Ms. Bettye (aka Bet Bet) what I thought was a very simple layout was actually 20 steps and alot of fun. In choosing my pics I was going through old pics and I came across one of my daddy holding Brady not too long before he passed away. I had to use it and also one of Brady @ cute. The next layout is of the girls. another 5x7 I pulled out of the drawer. Black and white pic and I tried very hard to make a clean, simple layout...I try but I just can't!! LOL...Have a great Sunday!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another week almost gone!!!

Wow where did this week go?? It seems I say that all the time but I truly do not know where time goes anymore...It has been a really nice week here in Tennessee and I'm so ready for pretty weather. Jeremy got moved into his apartment (YEAH!!!!) and I'm helping the girls do their bedroom this weekend...Robin says blue, Vannie says purple so who knows what we will come up with!! Today I'm sharing a layout that I did this past weekend. I have all kinds of 5x7 and 8x10 pics of the kids and I see now sense for them to set in the drawer...I'm gonna scrap them. I took Robin's pics from preschool that they do an old fashion dress up pic and decided to distress and work with the beautiful prima stuff that came in one of my Scrapbook Obsession kits...I'll post the second one I did tomorrow...Have a happy Friday!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

No Sunshine

Well after scrappin' all day yesterday I was not able to photograph anything that I did...We had rain all day yesterday and cloudy today so the photos I made were horrible. I hope that maybe one day this week the sun will shine and I will do some photographing....I worked with prima papers and flowers on Sat. to scrap some pics that I had of Robin that were made at her daycare (2yrs ago!) in vintage clothes. I had so much fun because vintage shabby chic is my favorite. Today I'm gonna post a couple of pics of a class I took in Cave City that was an awesome class. Lots of cuts, angles and finished product was great!! I'm now trying to decide which photos to use on the layout..have a great Monday everyone..

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Okay I'm alittle early or late but I scrapped some Halloween pics last weekend. I had so much fun digging up my papers and embellies and printing out the pictures. Halloween is one of my favorite times to scrap and I didn't get alot scrapped this past year. I have a few more to do and also my Halloween album so you may see more spooky layouts before October!!