Saturday, April 12, 2014


It's been way too long since I have given my blog any lovin' at all so with the new Spring comes renewed avenues in all things scrappy and crafty! One of my very dearest friends is coming in 2 weeks from Oklahoma for a visit and she has promised to help me update my blog and give it a fresh new look. (It could use it, huh?)

So stay tuned........I will have some lovely new things go see and new things going on in my life to tell you all about very soon.

Have a wonderful, wonderful day!


Saturday, July 04, 2009

DT Call At Creative Scrappers

It’s time for another Design Team Call and we want you! We are looking for a total of 8 Designers! Are you Creative? Do you have a passion for Scrapbooking? Do you love sketches?Then send in your application! Submissions will be taken today until July 8 2009. The Names of our New Designers will be posted on our blog Fri. July 10/09. Be ready for your first reveal on August 2/09.

Please include in your application:
Name, address, email address, link to your blog or online gallery and your Forum User Name for Creative Scrappers. Please Send us: 3 of your favorite layouts and your interpretation of the sketch posted on the blog here...

The Design Team will be required to:
Complete atleast 2-3 layouts per month with sketches provided from our Sketch Designers. Participation in our forum will be required and hosting 1 DT Challenge during your term is requested. Exclusive to Creative Scrappers*(You are asked to design for our Sketch Blog Only, no other sketch blog is permitted) *We want each member to be proud to be a DT Member for Creative Scrappers. You will be required to post our Design Team Blinkie in signatures where permitted and also on your blog! This is a Term position from August 1 until October 31 2009.

Please Mail your entries to Kristine at

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Check This Out!

Well, my mojo is still missing and if it's not back by the first of next week, check back and I might be offering a reward to the person who finds it and sends it back. The new job has been going well and this is going to be such a great help for hubby and me. I just completed my first week and I am really liking the work so far. I think I have finally got things organized so I know how to schedule things so I have plenty of time for work and also for my now I just need some mojo!!!

Until I have something new to show you, head on over to my dear friend Tam's Blog. She is having an awesome giveaway of one of her wonderful mini albums and definately want a chance to win this one! I can tell you first hand how wonderful her mini albums are. I was so lucky to have received one as a gift from her a few months ago and I just treature it. So get your butts on over there and check it out HERE!

Have a good week!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do You Love Sketches???

If you love sketches as much as I do, you are definately not going to want to miss this. Kristine, over at Creative Scrappers has put the first 50 Weekly Sketches into one downloadable pdf. file for your convenience. Make sure to click HERE to check it out and get your download. Kristine is always so thoughtful to her community and blog readers and so while you are there, leave a comment and let her know you got your download. Thanks Kristine!!!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day. Ours was a rainy holiday, but we spent the day watching movies and just spending the day together. We got to spend Saturday evening with our favorite soldier, Trev and had a wonderful evening just hanging out, chatting and eating pizza. We are so thankful that he is home safe and sound and we pray every day for the safe and swift return of all our troops.

I was hoping for a return of my scrapping mojo over the long holiday weekend, but as you can see, that didn't happen. Things have been up in the air with my new job and some health issues with the hubs for the last few weeks and I just can't seem to get my head back in the game. Send me some mojo if you have any extra...please!!!! Have a wonderful week everyone!!! {{{HUGS}}}

Monday, May 18, 2009


Well, as you can see by the looks of things around here, things are a changin'! So how do you like the new look? I have been such a bad blogger lately, so I thought a whole new look would give me some motivation. I sat down at my computer yesterday and got started and it didn't take too long for me to remember that I DON'T DO THIS COMPUTER STUFF!!!!!!! I get way too frustrated too easily, which is definately not good for my stress levels and even more so....not good for my hubby's! Thank goodness I have an awesome friend that I knew I could call and she would come to my "blogging rescue"!!! (Hubby and the kittys were also very grateful!) dear, sweet, understanding, thoughtful, helpful and just all around great friend, TAM came to my rescue! She patiently tried talking me through the steps to get this all accomplished but between my computer not cooperating and my brain definately not working in the correct mode, the stress level was not good for either of us. Tam had me email her all the files I had purchased, my logins and passwords for my accounts and told me to step away from my computer and take a breather. It wasn't long before the phone rang and she had me get back on my computer and I was thrilled to find that it was all done and just beautiful! All I had to do was put my sidebar info back in and I was set to go! Isn't she just the BEST???

I am sending out some huge {{{HUGS}}} and huge THANKS to my dear friend
Tam and I want her to know how very much "I wub her!"

The next change I am excited about is that I am going back to work...finally...WAHOO!!!! You have no idea what a help this will be for our finances and budget and will make a difference in our lives for the better. I have accepted a position with a transportation company that provides medical transportation for patients with that need. I will be doing the billing for their transportation to insurances, medicare, medicaid, etc...and the very best part is that I can do it right from my own home. All their billing is done online......WAHOO, again! I am beyond thrilled and can't wait to get started. I have to travel on Wednesday evening to sign my contracts and then have one more training session and then I can get started! I will be able to work whatever hours I want, and as some of you that know me well....that could be at 2 am...LOL! I'll keep you updated on how it's going!

My scrap mojo has been hiding out from me for the past could of weeks, but the things below are the things that I did manage to accomplish at the Spring Fling Crop at
Back Porch Memories, back at the beginning of May. It was a wonderful crop and the girls at BPM did an awesome job. I have been hanging out there a bit since the crop and getting to know the ladies over there. There are several ladies there that I have been friends with for a long time, so it's great to have another place to hang out with them. They are all so wonderfully talented and I am getting alot of inspiration from them all. My sweet friend, Deb, has recently joined the Design Team at BPM and she is doing such a wonderful job.

I started a diet and exercise program a few weeks ago and that is another change that I have made in my life recently. The past year or so has been filled with so many health issues and the weight has added on with my lack of being able to exercise, medications, etc.....and I am hoping to make a big change in my life with this also. Wish me luck!!!

I am not someone that will blog everyday because, life it just a tad boring for most and I am not at all good with witty banter.....but I do plan on posting at least once a week and letting you know what is going on and showing you my creations if there are any. Take care and have a wonderful week!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Busy Week!

I was thrilled to be asked by my friend Lainey to be a guest poster on her Lainey's Altered Ego/GBC Blog. She has asked me to create and post some sketches on her blog, which she will be calling.....Sketchy Sunday! She has also asked my dear friend Tam to be a guest poster as well. Tam will be posting about getting older photos scrappped (and she doesn't mean heritage) and she will be calling that.....Timeless Tuesday! Tam has already made her first guest post this past Tuesday and you can check it out HERE! Today was my first Sketchy Sunday so make sure to head on over there and check out my sketch and also the layouts that Lainey, Tam and I have done.

Also make sure to head on over to Creative Scrappers for more of their Birthday Bash Celebration that will continue through this week and end on Sunday, May 3rd at midnight EST! There are so many wonderful things happening this week, so check it out for details about the One Hour Layout Contest on Tuesday night, the Mystery Layout Contest on Thursday night, the Make 'n' Take on Friday morning and a very fun Scavenger Hunt hosted by yours truly on Saturday at noon. There are over 25 challenges listed and most have sketches, so head on over and check it out!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you the fruits of my labor while attending the wonderful Spring Fling Crop over at Back Porch Memories this past week. It was filled with so much fun and inspiration and I only wish I could have gotten to all of the challenges. Check back tomorrow and I will show you what few things I did get done!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Creative Scrappers Birthday Bash!!!

Happy Birthday Creative Scrappers!!!!

It's hard to believe that it's Creative Scrappers 1st Birthday. It seems like only yesterday that Kristine Davidson started a Creative Scrappers Blog and also the wonderful Message Board. Her community has grown in leaps and bounds and I have loved being part of it since it's very beginning! I have served on her Design Team for 2 terms and am now the Challenge Coordinator and also an Admin on her board to help out with a few things when needed. Thanks Kristine for a wonderful 1st year!!!

To celebrate this 1st year Creative Scrappers is holding a huge BIRTHDAY BASH CROP that started on Sunday April 19th and will continue until midnight on Sunday May 3rd! This is an awesome crop full of challenges, games, contests, make 'n' takes and prizes galore. Kristine has made up a special calender you can download so you won't have to miss out on any of the fun. Make sure to check out all the fun we will be having over there and come and be part of it. I personally will be hosting a Birthday Bash Bingo game on Wednesday, April 22nd at 9:00 EST and you definately don't want to miss it.

So come on over to Creative Scrappers, grab your special celebration blinkie and get started on all the fun! Cya there!!!