Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

This is just a small glimpse of our week. As you can see we have been very busy!! Oh, but we had fun! A trip to a local Metro Park for some fall fun and pictures.
In the pumpkin patch. This is just a small section of the pumpkin field.
Huge pumpkins at the local produce market. Not only did the kids pick their own pumpkins, we also bought some potatoes, apples and fresh Apple Cider.
Decorating pumpkin cookies.
Working on is cookies.
Hailey wanted to be Abby Cadabby this year. (Remember last year? Hailey was told by brother that she would be Odie to go along with his Garfield costume. LOL) She was very excited to get to pick her own costume.

Hunter had a harder time this year picking who/what he wanted to be. But in the end he chose what he loves BEST- Cars.
This pile of candy is very deceiving!! There is A LOT of candy there- and this is only Hunter's pile!

This is my pumpkin. (The kids painted theirs.) He is a spooky little monster.

We finish up our Halloween tonight at church. We are having all kinds of fun things for the family- food, pumpkins, ponies and Trunk or Treat. We are also having a community Chili Cook off, so if you are in the area bring a pot of your favorite chili.

Until later~

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Owl hello

Back before owls were all the rage I use to collect them. I had all sizes and shapes, and made from all different materials. You see, once people find out you collect something- well, they think of you whenever they see that particular thing. (And you end up with a million of them. LOL) So, a few years ago I went out of the owl collecting business, but I am still drawn to them. So, when I spotted this stamp last week I knew I had to have it- that very minute. I like that it can be used to make cards for either males or females. (And yes, this is another assembly line card. I need to send out several this week- we have many friends who are battling illnesses this week.)
I hope you are enjoying October. I am amazed that in a couple of days October 2009 will be history! I feel as if the calendar has been on Fast Forward. LOL
Until later~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Checking in

I am checking in real quick, just so you know I have not fallen off the face of the Earth. Hubby is out of town this week, so I have not had a chance to sneak in any studio time. LOL (I have a HUGE amount of respect for single parents!! It is hard work.)
Hunter's surgery was last Friday. (He needed some dental work done.) It did not go as I thought it would, but I do believe it went well. He had no problems at all. He is such a trooper. God was with him and helped him to be brave.

Until later~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another layout 10-14-09

How about another page for Sock's album? (If you are new, Sock was hubby's dad. He passed away in 1983, and sad to say, neither the kiddos or I ever got to meet him. I am doing this album so my kids will not think of "grandpa" just as someone who died along time ago, but "know" him as a very important member of our family.)

I love this layout. It is a little different for me, just it when together so fast. I KNOW I will be using this idea again. (AND I will be doodling again!! This was the first time, and wow, it adds so much to the over all look. Very pleased. [and thrilled that I did not ruin my whole layout!!] LOL)
Ready to "I Spy"?
6 designer papers
3 dew drops
2 stamps (the swirl under the edge of the picture and a "weathered wood"one stamped along the right edge. Who says you have to use the whole stamp? LOL
2 different doodle strokes
Cricut cut (Plantin Schoolbook for the Monogram)
Distressed edges

Grandma, do you know how old he was in this picture?

Until later~

Saturday, October 10, 2009


My layout today is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am sure that each of you have been touched in some way by cancer. Honestly, I can hardly wait for the day that ALL cancer will be curable!!

This Layout is in honor of my mom. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer May 2008. She has had a long journey to become a Survivor. She went through chemo and radiation and then had the surrounding tissue and some lymph nodes removed.
This picture was taken last Christmas with her husband. (Sorry about the covered faces- 2 reasons- 1- for their protection [remember, once on the 'net always on the 'net] 2- Mom would KILL me for posting a picture of her with her peach fuzz, just as her hair starting growing back.) I left a spot to journal her story.

The Poem reads:
What Cancer Can Not Do
Cancer is so limited...
It can not cripple Love
It can not shatter Hope
It can not corrode Faith
It can not destroy Peace
It can not kill Friendship
It can not suppress Memories
It can not silence Courage
It can not invade the Soul
It can not steal Eternal Life
It can not capture the Spirit

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Ladies, PLEASE get your Mammograms!!
Until later~

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This house...

This is a 6x12 layout for Sock's Memorial Album. (Sock was my husband's father. He passed away in 1983, and I am doing a Memorial album so my children can learn about the life of their grandpa.)
Sock and Grandma were newlyweds trying to adjust to the married life when they bought this house in 1962. Grandma still lives in this house.

The title is taken from the poem hidden under the photo. You pull the ribbon tab to lift the photo to see the hidden journaling. (This will include the amount paid, etc.)
Here is the poem I found on 2peas:

Bless this home, Lord, And all who are within, Whether it be the love of a family Or the closeness of friends. Watch over this home, Lord, Come sunshine or rain, With the sounds of laughter To always remain. For within these walls Is a love so dear, That grows in strength From year to year, This home. . .Your blessing.

I hope you enjoy!!

I am going to be very busy the next couple of weeks. Hunter has a DR appointment tomorrow- his pre-surgery check-up and then surgery on the 16th. Please remember him in prayer that all goes well.

Until later~

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Easter 2009

My son LOVES the I Spy type books. He is so good at finding the hidden pictures. Many times when I look at something I do not see those little hidden gems. This is especially true with scrapbook layouts. So, I have made a habit of counting all the different elements I can spy while looking through my scrapbook magazines. Can you believe I have seen LOs with over 20 elements?
So, in honor of Hunter, here is an I Spy layout for you:

Here are a few things to look for-
3 pictures
2 different designer papers
7 different colors of cardstock
8 buttons
1 pink rhinestone brad and 1 pink velvet brad
3 sizes of flowers (made using punches)
2 LE Stamps sets from TAC
1 word strip (it says "moments you'll never forget")
Glimmer mist (on the flowers)
Hand stitched circle
Some other things used- countless pop dots/glue dots, floss, corner rounder, cloud scissors, the Cricut, paper piercr and ink

So, did you spy everything? LOL
Until later~

Friday, October 2, 2009

All things of Nature

Have you ever gone to your closet and said, "I don't have a thing to wear!" We know that is not true, the closet is filled with clothes- it's just nothing we want to wear. Well, last night I stood in front of my stamps and mentally said, "I don't have a thing to stamp." Well, that is soo not true!! And then in a split second something caught my eye- All things of Nature. It has been awhile since I showed these lovely birds some loving AND, I didn't even reach for my Prismacolor pencils and OMS this time!! (I know you all are in total shock!! LOL)
I created the background with Curls and swirls and clear embossing powder. The image was sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist after it was stamped. (Lesson learned- Palette Ink works much better than the ink I used!!!! This ink wanted to run.) And the ribbon is a very close match IRL. This was another "assembly line" card. Now I just have to make my way to the mail box in the rain to send them on there merry way.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~