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Friday, December 28, 2012

Hello Friday

Over at  Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack we were challenge to create a card using a diecut, I am always looking for ways to use my stash of goodies and my machines.  It just happens that time doesn't always permit me to complete the projects in a timely manner!  I needed some anniversary cards and of course I"m 'queen of simple' so I made this card using the wedding cartridge, glittered paper and the package from a cricut cartridge to cut the glasses. the stamp is one that I've had forever I think I got it from $1 bin at Michaels and the paper is some that I've had forever and have been trying to use up. Wishing you and yours a happy and blessed New Year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Morning

It has been one week since my last post and such as life would happen I just couldn't keep up with my self-imposed December Daily challenge.  Oh well there's always another time, I hope that you and your family had a blessed holiday season and that you're gearing up for a great New Year.  Today I wanted to share one of the pictures that I took of our daughter opening her gifts on Christmas morning.  When I look at her my aches because she's growing up way too fast and I'm not ready to let go.  I'm not looking forward to the time when she doesn't want me to take pictues of her opening her gifts and being totally surprised when she gets something that wasn't on her list.  She can be a very picky child sometimes but this year I think we hit the mark with choosing gifts for her!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas List

Its Thursday and I should be doing a happy dance but instead I'm thinking about the million things that I need to get done! Over at Scraps of Color I decided to participate in the holiday blog challenge and this week's challenge is to create a Winter Wonderland project or your Christmas List. In the interest of time and in effort to keep up I chose to do the Christmas List. Here's my list in random order: (1) World Peace, (2) A Zoom Camera Lense, (3) I-Pad, (4) New Car, (5) External Flash (camera), (6) Scrap Area Makeover, (7) Some New Jewelry, (8) A Day of Pampering, (9) Good Health & Happiness for my family and (10) A Personal Assistant! I know that some items are a tall order but basically I'm appreciative for whatever I receive and my family usually knows what I need/want!

Wishing you and yours a happy and blessed holiday season!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Mail

Hello Wednesday, I am participating in a secret sistah gift exchange over at Scraps of Color.  Recently, I received my second package and it was another nice treat and she also included another gift for my daughter.  So today I'm sharing a picture of the goodies that I received, I can't wait to use them and my daughter thinks she's getting the Twizzlers.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Christmas is one week away and I still have tons to do.  I still need to get my cards completed and to the post office.  I've been running around with my daughter so there has been little time for anything else.  Today is the last day of school, winter break starts so I just may have a little downtime.   My mother told me yesterday that she now understands why I'm so tired all the time.  My daughter's girl scout troop as part of a unit service project collected items for a shelter, in addition each scout was given a box to decorate and fill for a child as a gift this holiday season.  Today I'm sharing a picture of the box my daughter decorated and filled with items for a 4 year old boy.  She used snowflake wrapping paper to cover the box and I cut the other snowflakes with the cricut, can't remember which cartridge though.  Have a great day.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello Monday

Its Monday and we are all still hurt and upset about the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  I have just been consumed since Friday wondering, praying and in disbelief that this could happen.  I am such a passionate person when it comes to children so this just really hit home.  I think I am even more upset because I work at a children's psychiatric hospital.  So today I ask that you will join me in continuing to pray for our children, parents, teachers, leaders and the world that we can start to make changes that will avoid such tragedies.  Pray for families all over the world that we all may be a blessing to one another.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hello Friday

I'm happy that today is Friday because I feel like I need more sleep so I am going to try to sleep in on both days this weekend.  We have an event tonight and tomorrow so that means less "me time."  I think I think I have decided to send store bought cards or rather a mix since I'm running out of time.  Today I'm sharing a picture of a holiday card that I put together this morning before coming into work.  The inspiration sketch for this card came from Freshly Made Sketches,  It is this week's sketch #65 and I used paper from a 6x6 holiday pad (not sure of the brand) and the flowers came from the $1 bin at Michaels.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mint Condition

Wow the work week is coming to an end but I've got to get busy finishing my holiday cards and more importantly cleaning!  Its another cold morning here but they are calling for warmer temperatures on Saturday.  We have a busy weekend scheduled with parties and celebrations and we're coming off a busy school week and all I want to do is sleep!  So today's daily picture is another LO for our reunion album that I'm hoping to have done by Christmas.  The picture was taken while we were in Orlando eating at Wreckers (sports bar & grill) and the group Mint Condition came in for a take-out so I asked them if my daughter could take a picture with them.  She wasn't really familiar with the group so when we got back home I shared some of their music and she enjoyed their performance at the reunion too.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Wanderings

Its Wednesday and I'm ready for a nap, got up way to early this morning!  Another cool and crisp day here and my daughter still doesn't feel the need to put on a heavier coat, she only wants to wear a hoodie so she doesn't have to visit her locker.  The hustle and bustle continues, we went to our daughter's band concert last night, I wasn't able to get any good pictures.  Yesterday, I showed some of the staff members here how to make holiday ornaments so today I'm sharing the one that I did as a demo for them, they had so much fun I forgot to take pictures.  I used the method with the floor wax, Martha Stewart glitter, added a snowflake that I glimmer misted (can't remember which cricut cartridge) and bling! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Yes We Did

Its cool and chilly on a beautiful Tuesday morning; I'm still dragging along but I'm still thankful.  I don't want to take anything for granted because I know that others are going through too.  Today I'm sharing a LO that I started last night and finished this morning.  I completed this LO for a challenge over at Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack, I didn't make the posting deadline but I did finish it.  The LO uses pictures taken at the two grassroot rallies that I attended during the election ; along with a picture of the map showing the electoral votes.  I used don juan to cut the title,  doodlecharms for the flower border and the I Voted was a digital freebie (I can't remember who offered it though) Take care and enjoy your day.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hello Monday

Its Monday and I haven't posted a daily since Thursday, its not that I haven't been taking pictures I just haven't had time to post.  Life just has to happen sometime and this weekend was just too full of other things to do!  I took alot of pictures on Saturday, I may decide to share some of them later but for now I just need to try to get back on track.  Today's picture is of our office holiday tree, we came in this morning and one of the doctor's had come in over the weekend and decorated it; it is beautiful!   Got lots going on this week so I hope I can keep up!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thanksgiving LO

Hello and Happy Thursday, one day away from the start of the weekend!  Its cool and breezy outside, a perfect day for hot chocolate and snuggling!  Since we have to work we have to settle for having the hot chocolate at our desk!  Today I'm sharing a picture of my Thanksgiving LO, I had originally created the base of the LO during a Friday Night chat session over at Scraps of Color and all I had to do was add pictures.  Well I had to make a few minor adjustments when it came time to add the pictures, one problem was that I didn't have very many pictures to choose from.  Anyway our 2012 Thanksgiving is documented in a LO that includes a little hidden journaling.    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hello Wednesday

Its Wednesday and day 5 of my December Daily, I don't know when I will take the pictue for the day so my posting time will vary.  Today I'm sharing a holiday card that I created using the inspiration from this week's Mojo Monday sketch #270; this is my first time creating a card using one of their sketches.  The card looks better in person and I will probably use ths sketch again! I have to give a shout out to one of my scrappin' buddies Felisa over at The Scrapin Diva for sending me some great sites that have simple card sketches!  We have another mild day here temperature wise but it is raining a little.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Today's picture is not a very good one but I thought I'd share it anyway.  Today I was a chaperone for my daughter's fieldtrip, we went to a local venue to see A Christmas Carol.  They have been reading it in her literature class.   It was a beautiful day outside with the temperature being in the mid-70s, I should have taken a picutre outside instead.  Oh well, there's always tomorrow!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Tag

Hello Monday and its day 3 of my December Daily and I'm sharing a simple tag that I put together using some scraps from my crop on Saturday.  Its nothiing fancy, although it took a bit of time for me as I was just trying to work with what I had in the immediate space where I was crafting early this morning.  I'm submitting this tag for the monthly tag challenge over at Colorful Creations where you had to create a tag using ribbon, a metal brad, a Christmas or festive/word, flower(s) and felt.  Well that was simple enough and I can either use it on a gift or in my December Daily album!  Secondly I'm going to enter it into the monthly challenge over at Mema's Crafts where this month's challenge is a anything goes project.  Well thats quite a bit for right now so I'll be wishing you all well until tomorrow.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Early

Today's picture is of my new crafting toy, I spent all day at a crop yesterday and when I got in last night this is what I found.  It is my long awaited Silhouette Cameo and its not open yet.  This was the grand prize at a crop that I went to in October, I posted about it earlier!  I would love to open it but I think its best that I wait as I've got some other pressing task to complete right now.  We have a rather busy calendar for the next few weeks leading up to the holiday so my "me time" is limited.  Thank you for stopping by, have a blessed week.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy December

Welcome to December and the first day of my very own December Daily.  I'm not participating or following along with anyone else I just decided to do it because I didn't finish last month's challenge over at Scraps of Color.  So I'm planning to share a picture that I take everyday and when the month's over I will put all the pictures in an album.  I sure hope life doesn't get in the way of me completing this self imposed challenge.  That being said today's photo is a picture of the  goodies that I received from my secret sistah over at Scraps of Color.  My secret pal is awesome she has set a high standard and I'm thankful for her kindness and generosity; she even included a gift for my daughter.  Look at all those goodies, I can't wait to start using them!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello Friday

Its the weekend and I'm so excited as I'm planning to leave work a few minutes early.  Its cold outside but DD and I are planning to attend the city's grand illumination this evening; I didn't dress appropriately so I need to run home and put more layers on so I won't freeze.  I'm feeling a little better today and hoping my mood will improve even more by tomorrow so I can get my holiday cards completed while I'm at the crop.  Since I'm "queen of simple" scrapbooking and cardmaking I hope to get them finished, sometimes I wish I had an eye for stepping up my game but its just not in me!  So today I'm sharing another card that I made recently, nothing fancy its the thought that counts!  Have a great day, come back tomorrow for the kick-off of my December daily venture.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Welcome Back

Its seems like forever since I've taken the time to update my blog, its been rather hectic and I'm not sure when it will slow down.  Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my daughter's math teacher.  The teacher just came back yesterday after being  out on leave for a few weeks and she wanted to let her know that she was glad that she was back!  We had a little bit of drama with one of the subsitutes that resulted in me having to speak to the principal. 

Thanksgiving was good, spending time with the in-laws and trying to do some things around the house.  We had about 22 relatives that made it to Virginia for dinner, two came down from Ohio, three from Maryland and five from Georgia.  After dinner we watched a family DVD of pictures we all shared with the hostess.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving with lots of love, good food and fellowship.  However you choose to celebrate I hope that your heart is filled with gratitude and thankfulness.  I am so thankful for my faith, family, friends and unconditional love!  I've been so busy that I haven't been able to update my blog, I have been doing some crafting but I am disappointed to say I won't be able to finish the album that I wanted to share tomorrow!  One of my goals this month was to send greeting cards to some of the members of the RAK group over at SOC; I never imagined it would be such a big task but never the less I think I've done okay.  I hope to share pictures of the last few cards since I didn't take pictures of the others before I put them in the mail.  Enjoy your holiday and be safe.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Family Dance Party

Happy Friday, I am so sleepy.  I came into work late because I volunteered at my daughter's school and now I'm ready for a nap!  Today's LO is another LO for our reunion album and it is of our Saturday Night dance party!  I also submitted this LO for a challenge posted over at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack.  The challenge was to complete a LO using only three colors of paper, a tag with a stamped image and a diecut.  All items used were from my stash that included three different cricut cartridges, an old stamp from the $1 bin at Michaels, some ribbon, a border punch and a button

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday Wanderings

Welcome to another edition of my Wednesday ramblings!  Its cold outside and we may be getting some rain soon.  Congrats to the 'Big Chief" I'm so glad the election is over, now lets all rally behind our leader and pray that our country can move forward.  With the Thanksgiving holiday only two weeks away I'm pressing to finish our family reunon album so I can share it on Thanksgiving Day.  So today I'm sharing another LO that will be included in that album, it is a LO from my DH's reunion that we hosted here.  One of my responsibilites was to set up a tour of the city.  We had a guided tour that took us pass Virginia Union University, Jackson Ward (historically black section in downtown), the state capital and as our tour ended we drove pass the monuments as well.  I used the cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook to cut the city diecut and quarter note for the title. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hello Tuesday

Today's post is simple, I hope you did  too!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Polka Pumpkin

Halloween for us is a celebration of fall fun, we usually go to a trunk or treat event at church or some other community sponsored celebration.  Today I'm sharing a picture of our pumpkin that is still sitting in the house because I didn't want her to be beat up by Sandy.  I should have sat it outside before I left this morning because when I get home it will getting dark.  I used the cricut cartridge George to cut the circles using some cricut vinyl.  The inspiration for the pumpkin was found on the internet.  Prayers and thoughts for all those affected by Sandy, we are blessed that our area was sphared.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hula Hoop Skillz

Today I'm sharing another LO to be included in our family reunion scrapbook.  The LO includes pictures taken of our DD participating in a hula hoop contest while we were in Orlando.  I'm still scrappin' my stash, I used some old sticker lettering (hula) and misc. rub-ons.  I used my Slice to cut the remianing lettering for the title.  Thank you for stopping by, hope you have a blessed week.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Today's LO uses the group picture taken during my DH's family reunion that we hosted here in Virginia this past summer.  The reunion's theme was "Unity" and we had almost 80 people in attendance.  This year has been a year of family reunions for us so I decided to dedicate an entire album to all of the reunions that we attended in 2012.  We  attended four this year including the Tom Joyner reunion in Orlando; I still have more reunion LOs to complete.  Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Wanderings

Its Wednesday and not too much happening in my "neck of the woods."  Its a beautiful, cool Fall day and I'm ready for lunch, we are having a small celebration here at work so I'm eating a little late.  My first love is scrapbooking so making cards can be a chore for me but I have been on a cardmaking roll lately.  In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness I'm sharing one of the cards that I made.  This card was also posted on Scraps of Color for the Working With Our Stash Breast Cancer Awareness challenge.  All items came from my stash and the card will be going postal to a survivor within the next few days. 

Monday, October 15, 2012


Hello Monday, not too much scrappin' done over the weekend but I did manage to finish this LO this morning!  The pictures in the LO are of DH and I while we were in Orlando in August at the Gaylord Palms.  The sketch for this LO is from the most recent Anytime , Anywhere , Scrapbooking Experience challenge hosted by Tiare. I am also submitting this LO for the use your stash challenge over at Scraps of Color, this month's challenge is to use buttons.  Everything from the LO came from my stash and the title was cut using the Groovy Times cricut cartridge which I purchased from HSN on clearance. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Family Dinner

Hello Friday, today I'm sharing a 2 page LO that I completed at the retreat.  The LO uses pictures taken during our Saturday evening dinner at our family reunion.  The reunion colors were red and white so thats why you see so much of it.  The LO sketch was inspired by another one of Tiare's Anytime, Anywhere Scrapbooking Experience Challenge.  Wishing everyone a blessed weekend, thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Today I'm sharing one of the layouts that I completed while I was at the retreat last weekend.  I even purchased the bling from the onsite mobile scrapbooking store and everything else was from my stash.  The pictures used in the LO were taken during a recent pinning ceremony for an organization that I am a member of.  My DH did the pinning since it is the auxillary organization for the wives of his fraternity members, on this particular day a local chapter was being chartered.  I have other pictures that I plan to scrap from that day too.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I'm doing a happy dance, super excited.  I won the grand prize at the weekend scrapbooking retreat that I'm attending.  I won a Silhouette Cameo!  I wanted to post a picture of me but I was sleep deprived and really looked bad so I am sharing the certificate that I was presented.  A special thank you to Cassie and her team, you can see some of Cassie's projects at Cassie's Craft Cafe and information about attending her annual "Croptobler Fest".  We had such a grand time that we didn't even get a chance to take our group picture.

Sea World

Today I'm sharing one of the LOs that I'll be doing from our trip to Orlando, I used pictures  taken while we were at Sea World.  I have been trying to post one of these LOs for quite a while;  I have been having trouble with the way that the pictures are uploading too.  My daughter is wearing a t-shirts that was a made and gifted to us by CraftyNetta over at Craft Creations by Netta. She also gifted us souvenir tumblers and some scrappin' goodies which were used on the LO. If you head over to her blog you'll see her post about the tumblers. We are so thankful and appreciative for her kindness.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hello October

I wanted to post something today since I may not get a chance to post until I get back from my retreat. So today I'm sharing the LO that I put together using pictures taken of our daughter on the first day of school and the sketch inspiration was from Tiare over at iClassygirl. from the Anytime, Anywhere Scapbooking Experience challenge.

Hello Monday and hello October!  I've been busy doing what I don't know since I'm way behind in everything!  The weekend went way by too fast considering I haven't started packing for my upcoming weekend scrapbook retreat.  I'm about to start stressing since I still need to finish a LO before I leave!  Wishing everyone  a blessed week.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fun Run

Today I'm sharing a LO from the One Mile Fun Run that DD completed a few weeks ago during the 5K where I was suppose to participate but I was needed as a volunteer! The "Get Fit" 5K was an event of the Richmond Kappa Endowment Foundation.   Everything used was from my stash, the sunglasses and ipod were used as embellishments since thats what she was carrying in her hands as she ran!

Its Wednesday, a nice Fall day!  I am getting excited about my upcoming weekend crop retreat even though I haven't started packing because I still have alot to do.  Friday, I am hosting the Friday Night Chat (FNC) over on Scraps of Color (SOC).  I've been busy preparing my challenge projects as I can't operate under time contraints!  My laptop is still down so I'm not functioning at 100 percent! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Grandad's Love

Its Thursday and I haven't been able to get the Sea World LO redone, so I decided to share a LO that I finished last night.  I have been trying to scrap this picture of my father and my daughter for quite sometime.  The picture was taken last spring at a wedding and the sketch inspiration is from this week's sketch over at Sketch Inspiration.  This is the first time in a while that I've completed and been able to post before the Saturday deadline, they post new sketches on Sunday.  I can't remember which cricut cartridge I used for granddad but the love is a blinged sticker and I finally used one of the EK Success border punches that I got from Marshalls!  I'm gearing up for a special event on Saturday which means I need to switch gears.  It doesn't help that I'm having issues with my laptop so I'm just not happy right now.  I still do plan to work on a Sea World LO to share., I just couldn't get a good picture of the other one. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Birthday Bash Cards

Its Monday and I'm excited to share that I finally got some LOs and cards done over the weekend.  Today I'm sharing two cards that I created using the Birthday Bash cricut cartridge, I've decided I need to use more of my cartridges so here goes another scrappin' goal.  The cow card is a birthday card for our nephew who is turning 10 on Wednesday, the other elephant card is being sent to a chld that is going through chemo for leukemia.  Have a blessed week and come back tomorrow for one of my Sea World posts!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Frenzy

I'm doing a happy dance because the work week is coming to an end, not the work though!  I am excited that I'm going to be leaving work  a few minutes early so I can go home and get ready to hopefully do some scrappin'.  I tried pulling some kits together last night and this morning and that didn't work so I'm just going to have to wing it.  My goal is to complete at least two LOs tonight and I'll devote more time over the weekend getting ready for my weekend crop next month.  Today I'm sharing a picture that I took yesterday at a rally where First Lady Michelle Obama was the speaker.  I'm fired up and ready to vote, I hope you all are registered and ready to vote too!  Have a blessed weekend.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hello Thursday

Its Thursday and I'm finally taking the time to share a blog post,  I'm at a point where life is really getting in the way of my scrappin' and I'm not so happy.  Last night I started tying to pull together a few things for a crop that I'm suppose to go to tomorrow night; I'm still undecided as to whether I'm going.  I'm feeling  better but still not 100 percent so it takes way too much effort to do anything.  So today I'm sharing a funny picture, its not a very good picture but I like it.  While we were in Orlando we participated in a group wedding vow renewal ceremony and when it was time for me to repeat my vows I got so tickled so we just laughed our way through it.   I hope to sort through and scrap our Orlando pictures soon!  I've gotta go because I'm headed out to try to see the first lady!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Its Thursday and I feel like I need a few more days in this week to try to get caught up.  Needless to say I've had no time for scrappin' but I have been taking and printing pictures so that when I do find the time the pictures will be readily available.  We came back Monday afternoon from our trip to Orlando and we haven't unpacked because it was back to school and work on Tuesday but its on our agenda to  unpack Friday night, good thing I did laundry before we left Orlando!  So today I'm sharing a first day of school picture of our daugther.  She started 6th grade (middle school), I cried so much last few months I didn't cry on Tuesday.  I'm just keeping her covered in prayer.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hello Saturday

Today I'm posting from Orlando, FL since we are at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.  I've been  extremely busy and we're all very tired,  meant to share this LO that I'm posting today before I left.  Today's LO is another LO from the Anytime, Anywhere, Sketch Challenge hosted by Tiare over at iClassygirl.  This sketch is from week 29 I used pictures from our visit this past spring to see the King Monument in Washington, DC.  I'm not sure whether its the lighting or the colors that I used but its not a very good picture of the LO, maybe I'll redo it later.  Another project completed using items from my stash, used some epoxy stickers as the only embellishment.  Have a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Family in Action

Today I'm sharing a LO that I created using sketch #28 of Tiare's Anytime, Anywhere, Scrapbooking Experience challenge.  I haven't been able to scrap lately but I needed some downtime last night so I finished this LO that I started over the weekend.  The LO uses pictures taken during my husband's family reunion that we hosted last month.  The goal of the reunion committee was to involve as many young people as possible; we are so proud of them so we always try to encourage their participation.  These pictures were taken during Sunday's inspirational service where our daughter along with her first cousin served as program leaders.  The speaker for the morning was one of the family's most recent college graduates.  He delivered a dynamic message centered around UNITY which was the reunion's theme.  He graduated from Morehouse in May and will be going to divinity school this fall. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hello Monday

Today I've got the "Monday Blues" so I'm just going to get to the point of sharing another simple card that I made over the weekend.  I wasn't able to craft or do much of anything else because I've just got too much going on right now.  So much so I don't want to go to go on our little getaway.  I made this card for another one of Tiare'a sketch challenges.  You can vist her blog at iclassygirl for some inspiration. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thinking of You

Its Saturday again and I'm trying to sneak in another blog post, I am actually at work for a few hours and then I'll be headed to my family celebration in Suffolk.  I'll need to get home and get my DH and DD motivated to get up on the day they'd like to sleep well in the afternoon!  Today's card is one that I put together to send to one of my husband's colleagues that recently lost their son in an accident.  The inspiration and challenge for the card came from Tiare over at iClassygirl.  I used paper scraps, my cuttlebug, fabric flowers (recollections) ribbon and a stamp to complete another simple project using my stash!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello Friday

The weekend is here and I've been busy as a "bee" so I haven't had much time for scrappin' which isn't making me very happy.  I'm gearing up for another family reunion (sorta) next Saturday and since I'm in charge of decorating I probably won't have a chance to even start scrappin the pictures from the last reunion.  So today I'm sharing another card that I made this week.  One of my friends recently purchased her first home so I made this card for her.  The inspiration for the card was from a sketch posted on Okieladybug's Scrap N' More.  All the paper was from my scraps, the sentiment from one of the studio G $1 bin stamps and the key was cut using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. Have a blessed weekend.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baby Blessings

Its Saturday and as usual I've got way too much that needs to be done.  I haven't had much time to scrap this week as life would get in the way and I couldn't sneak the time in.  My manager at work asked me to make her a card for a baby shower so I did manage to finish it last night so thats the project I'm sharing today.  I wanted to use a baby diecut on the card but I couldn't find the right shade of brown that would go with the pastels.  The papers used were from my stash along with the block sticker, I cut the onesie from the cricut sampler cartridge and baby blessings from the wild card cartridge.  Wishing you a blessed weekend.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

2008 CPH Reunion

I got so busy toward the end of the last week that I didn't have time to update my blog.  The 2012 family reunion is now over but we still have several family members visiting before they head home.  We had almost 80 people that attended this year's reunion, they voted to have the next reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Today I'm sharing one of the last LOs that I rushed to finish before the reunion.  It is a LO using the group picture from the 2008 reunion held in Atlanta, GA.  We did not go to the runion so I had to make a copy of the picture from my MIL.  Take care, wishing you the best always.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

CPH 2006 Reunion

Today I'm sharing a LO using the group picture from the 2006 Clack~Perry~Henderson family reunion.  The reunion was held in Milwaukee, WI: my daughter and I went to the reunion without my husband as he had a job related scheduling conflict.  A large number of the family members pictured here will be here in Virginia for the 2012 reuion that starts tomorrow.  On this LO I used  more soft spoken embellishments along with  the state's diecut from the 50 state cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello Wednesday

Its Wednesday and I'm ready for the weekend to come and go.  My car is still in the shop running up expenses and trying to finish up last minute items for the reunion has me beat.  My original plan was to post everyday this week but as life would have it that hasn't been the case.  Even though we're gearing up for my FIL's reunion this weekend, last month we went to Greenville, NC for my MIL's reunion.  So today I'm sharing a 2 pg LO from the Hyman Gilliam Reunion.  The paper is from one of the DCWV stacks,  stickers and embellishments from Soft Spoken, the SLICE to cut the word reunion and other misc. items from my stash.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Family Affair

We are off and running gearing up for the start of my husband's family reunion on Friday, being hosted here in Virginia.  I'll be so glad when next week this time arrives as we will have said our goodbyes and won't have to think about this particular reunion for another two years and it'll be someone else's turn to host.  So in honor of celebrating families all of my posts this week will be about family reunions.  I'm actually trying to complete some LOs from previous reunions to showcase during the reunion, no one knows I'm doing it so if it doesn't happen it won't be a problem.  Today's LO includes a few pictures from the 1998 Clack, Perry, Henderson (CPH) reunion hosted in Atlanta, GA.  The reunion was held just a few weeks after we got married!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hello Tuesday

Today is Tuesday and I'm so looking forward to the end of the work week, just because I feel like I need a break already!  If I didn't need to save my beloved PTO I would take me a sanity day this week but with two upcoming family reunions, plus our little getaway at the end of next month I've got to tough it out!  Today I'm sharing another LO that was inspired by the Anytime, Anywhere, Scrapbooking Experience challenge hosted by Tiare over at iclassygirl.com.  The LO uses pictures taken during a recent Pan-Hellenic picnic where the participating sororities and fraternities of the area got together for some food, fun and fellowship.  The LO title was done with thickers and the little tabs were cut with my SLICE and the flourish is recollections.  I'm scrappin' my stash!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Weapons Training

The President was in town today and he got soaked as it started to rain "cats and dogs" as he came out on stage.  I didn't even bother to go out of the house until he was back on the plane leaving as I didn't want to get caught up in the traffic.  Today I'm sharing a LO for my daughter's aikido album, last month they had a weapons training session in the park.  I'm scrappin' my stash, trying to use items that I've had for quite some time so this time I used a paperclip embellishment for the first time,