my layouts and other work

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's been a LONG time coming!!!

It has been WAY tooo long since my last post, but happy to report that all is good. I have done some great things since my last post. The first and foremost being waking up each day...Thank you Lord!!

I have done some creating, but as usual I haven't taken any pixs to update my slide show. Hopefully I can add that to my "short" to do list. I had a chance to dine "upscale" with hubs, along with other couples in Midtown Atlanta at Dolce (no Gabana :>} ). That was an awesome experience.

I was able to go a Creating Keepsake Convention in Nashville for 3 days. The experience was GREAT! I totally enjoyed my classes but could have done without the crops. I went to the Preview crop on Thurs. that was a waste, Friday crop was okay because of the vendor deals that they offer after the vendor floor closes, Saturday crop was another waste of time. The only downfall, was the venue. The Gaylord Opryland convention ctr. is beautiful but expensive as hell. We didn't stay there, but the parking is off the chain at $18per day with no in/out privledges...WTH?!?!? If you get a chance to go to a CKC, make sure to take a class with the Button Farm and/or Studio Calico! I LOVED every class I took (6 of them)and got great product too.

I have been living vicarously through a buddy of mine who is attending Scrapfest in MN right now. I so plan on going next year. She is having a blast and I am happy for her and her travel pals. They have been interacting with industry bigwigs and getting the inside info.. I am SO saving my coins for next year.

So here is my update. I will try to do better...hopefully. PEACE!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Getting it in GEAR

It's that time...BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!!! I would love to complain and moan, but since we like to eat around's back to school I go!! I did get a nice bit of inspiration from a buddy of mine. A chorus teacher in NY does an AWESOME job with his students. I'm am too lazy to post the link right now, but you can search "PS 22 Chorus" on youtube and there are LOADS of videos of these great kids. My personal favorite is a selection by Coldplay.

Today is a Blogger Buddy of mines 35th Birthday. She is SUPER talented and an inspiration to many. Happy Birthday Ms. Tanisha, may you have many, many more!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Checking in

Checking in just to be checking in. Don't say I didn't post this month ;^)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chilling!! Big Time!!

I have been the BIGGEST slug during my summer vacation!!! I have done next to nothing since my time off and you know what? I LOVE IT!! I will be in Detroit the next week getting my Dad ready for his move to Atlanta. I am so loving my time off right now. I have even gotten some layouts done from a retreat I went on a couple of weeks ago, but because I am being a big slug I haven't taken pixs let alone posted them. Enjoy the summer...I sure am!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just Chillin'...Ya' know!!

Okay, maybe not just like that but in my mind...YEAH!! I don't have any beach destinations planned but will make a road trip or two before the summer is over.

I have been "challenged" to update my blog more frequently by another "beloved" blogger who shall remain nameless...but she KNOWS who she is :^)!! I say, LET THE BLOGGING BEGIN!!

I have been doing a lot of creating lately. I haven't been able to take pixs of my works just yet, but when I do I will be sure to update the slide show thingy above. Take care and be blessed!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm BACK!!!!

I know I have been a BAD blogger. No excuses, just didn't feel like it I suppose. I have been able to do some cropping, but just saving my MOJO for an upcoming retreat. I am getting more and more excited about the promises of the summer. I feel so optimistic about God's plan for me and my family. It is in my nature to try and plan everything out, but surprisingly I am really riding this one out. Not to much planned as travel plans go, again just chilling. One thing I know for sure...I am so glad to be off for the summer.

I promise to be a better blogger!! God's Love to you!!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Just giving an update...all is well. I am presently in Detroit visiting with my Dad, family, and friends. I wonder...Is there anybody out there????

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Lordy, Lordy Look who's 40!! I am so blessed beyond measure to see another birthday!! Thank God for his blessings, Thank God for my family and friends. I am so, so thankful!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

VOTE for ME...Please :>]


I have gone off and done it...entered into a local scrapbook store monthly challenge. I am asking for your votes (at least look at my work and decide if it is worthy of your vote ;>} ) by going to this website

I am entry #4. Thanks so much. I have never done this b4 and am a bit "geeked", can you tell?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Playing it forward

I am hopping that 5 people even read my here goes it...

The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by yours truly. I get to choose what it is, and make it just for YOU! However, this offer does have some restrictions and limitations: I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! (although I hope you do!)

I got this "great" idea from a Sista' Scrapper, Trisha who is doing the same for me. I will go on record by saying that your gift will be sent to you by the end of this year, so don't go harassing me...hear?!?!?!?

Sunday, March 1, 2009


In Georgia??? That's why I moved here!! Well it is not like I am not used to it that is for sure. Here's hoping for a snow day tomorrow. Take care.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Contest/Challenge Entry

I am so excited about FINALLY getting this layout done and uploaded!! It is inspired from the website pagemaps by Becky Fleck.
Here is the sketch...

and here is my take on it...

The journaling reads, "Wow, we have come a long way! Although we had our "moments" while growing up we still knew we were sisters. As we have grown into adulthood, I can honestly say that not only are we sisters but we are truly frineds as well. I Love my sister...Lord knows I do!!"

Materials used - Brazzill Basic 12x12 Sunbeam * K&Co 12x12 Mira Golden swirl Die Cut paper * ColorBok 12x12 * Making Memories 12x12 passport * Making Memories monarch Woven Ribbon * Die Cuts with a View glittered Card Stock 4x6 * Prima flowers * Thickers Roller Rink Letters * Me & My Big Ideas rhinestones

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Can you believe it!!! I have added some layouts!!! I am loving how I am growing and learning with my style and materials used. I told you about my word for 2009 sometime ago and although I added it to the slide show, here is the layout that will go in my soon to be completed scraproom (details are to come soon on that).

Friday, January 23, 2009

What's on my DVR/TiVo?

First off let me say, does anyone else miss VCR tapes? Wow, the lengths I went to just to record on an ABU (already been used) tape while not taping over something else I wanted to save.

Here goes my list...
The Office
10 Items or Less
Samantha Who?
Everybody Hates Chris
The Game
Desperate Housewives
The Starter Wife
Chocolate News
Reno 911!
The New Adventures of Old Christine

What does my list say about me? I like TV, that's for sure. What do you think?
If you are reading this...consider yourself TAGGED!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So Proud to be an American

I don't think...I mean I KNOW that I have ever been as patriotic and proud to be a citizen of America as I am on this day!!! Let's keep the momentum of this momentous occasion going for the good of the country and the world!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Going back down Memory Lane

Again I do remember the reason for this blog. I even went scrapping today and got absolutely nothing done physically. I spent good times with good friends and even bounced some ideas off of them for an upcoming scrap project I'm working on. So all was not lost in that area.

I was surfing the net and stumbled across some videos on youtube that made me remember...well you had to be there!! (LOL) Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge HOUSE MUSIC fan!! This video/song was what I believe to be my true admission to the fact that I am a house head...forever and always!!

I also want to say thanks to my BF (blogfriend) Veronica for her Back in the Day video sharing for giving me this idea. Her videos bring back so many good memories!!! No matter how old we get, we will always have our memories!!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My WORD to live by

I have been giving some thought to other bloggers who have been stating that they have a word of the year. I teetered between thinking it was great to thinking it was hookey...I'm back to thinking it was great!!
My word for 2009 is...

I desperately need to simplify things in my life. I have been forced due to financial restraints to simplify my spending, and honestly I have learned so much about myself. From that lesson, I want to simplify items in my home and life. I am looking forward to doing a layout emphasizing that word without a photo to put in my scraproom. Question (in my best Dwight Schrute voice) does one have to eliminate "bling" in order to live up to the ideals of simplicity? I think I'm in trouble...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My confessions

I was reading another bloggers site and came across the quiz below. I figured, "why not?!?!?"

10 Things you wish you could say to ten different people
1) Hey Ma!
2) You really do need professional help for you mental illness.
3) Are you kidding me?
4) Do you really think that is the best choice?
5) Shut up some of the damn time!
6) Be a better friend.
7) My kids are cuter than yours.
8) It’s really NOT that Serious
9) I really want to get to know you.
10) I pray for your successes in life.

9 Things about yourself
1) I was a person before children.
2) I am amazed at the strength of others.
3) I have a “thing” about church (the building and people in it…not my faith)
4) I have great self esteem.
5) I have a low self image.
6) I am a hypocrite…I used to DOGG out anyone who moved from Detroit to Atlanta…now look at me.
7) I am a good friend.
8) I pray constantly…even for people I come in contact in passing.
9) I do not drink alcoholic beverages.

8 Ways to win my heart
1) I need to feel as if you value my opinion.
2) Make me laugh.
3) Remember the little things.
4) Listen.
5) Let’s just say…proper bedroom etiquette!
6) Bring chocolate.
7) Bring chocolate.
8) Bring lots of chocolate

7 Things that cross my mind a lot
1) My mom
2) Making a better life for my family
3) Am I a good wife/mother?
4) Will my kids turn out okay later in life?
5) Are we raising them right?
6) How am I going to get past my “thing” about church in order for my children to have an opportunity to know what church is about?
7) What is my purpose?

6 Thing I do before I fall asleep
1) Find what I want to watch on TV
2) set/check alarms
3) shower/brush teeth/wrap my hair
4) talk with hubby
5) reflect/pray
6) Hope that I see another day

5 People I couldn’t live without
1) Hubby
2) Siblings
3) Father
4) My boys
5) My friends

4 Things I am wearing right now
1) Sleep Shirt
2) sweatpants
3) night socks
4) (you caught me…I look a HOT mess right now)

3 Songs that fit my life perfectly
1) Love and Happiness
2) Never Would Have Made It
3) Please Don’t Stop the Music

2 Things I want to do before I die
1) See my grandkids.
2) Enjoy some good times with just my hubby.

1 Confession
1) I am scared that I will never lose the weight I need to in order to be healthy.