Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year's eve

It's the last day of 2009. This year has gone by so fast! I received this quote in my email today and thought I would share it.

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.

~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

So I will call and end to 2009 only because I know that I am beginning fresh with 2010. Have a happy.happy and safe NYE!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

it's almost 2010

That sounds weird! but it's true!
I usually don't make resolutions but this year I have picked out a word to embrace throughout the year 2010...acceptance.

Acceptance for myself and for others, acceptance for things I cannot change and for things I could try to change but just don't have the time or energy for...and I'm sure there are a million other things that will come up through out the I made this with my december studio calico kit...

acceptance 2010

it has a library pocket on it so I can add reminders to myself...kind of like the worry dolls...does anyone remember those? anywhooo...

acceptance 2010  details 1

I used some shimmerz spritz (LOVE this stuff) and paint for the background...and some stitching around the edges of the mask.

acceptance 2010 details 2

Saturday, December 26, 2009

happy day after christmas

Hope you all had a happy, fun-filled christmas. We had a wonderful day filled with family, good times and of course, presents. I even had a little time for scrapping. I can't even remember the last time I did a LO...and it felt good...I used my studio calico december kit!

Pics I took of mags for the christmas cards that never got made...and therefore, never sent!


and some close up of the velum circles that I stamped with permanent ink, spayed with treasured hymn shimmerz spritz, heat with my heat gun and then trimmed in gold stickles...the heating made the velum crinkle up a little bit and I really like the effect!


and I even stitched up the BG alphas...


Spending more time with the family today...hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

on the tuesday before christmas...

my true love gave to cookies covered in sugar sparkly!
mags LOVES decorating cookies...well...maybe she just loves eating cookies...either way...we have some in the if I can just stay away from them!


Monday, December 21, 2009

on the monday before christmas

my true love gave to me...a gingerbread house covered in candy! after a rough start...we finished our gingerbread house...I almost gave up and threw it in the trash...but mags says it is the best one ever...


and she decided she wanted to hang the advent tags on the fire place I added some little magnets to the back and she hung them up...


Saturday, December 19, 2009


I am officially on more work for the next two weeks!! woot!! So what did I do to start off my holiday...I stayed in my pjs all day and finished up these...


I didn't use one single full size piece of paper...these were all scraps...and I'm glad to have done something with them...

here are some up close...





I think 25 is my favorite!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

it's wednesday

Nothing like a random mid week post...but I just had to share this adorable christmas craft!

Over the thanksgiving holiday, I need to keep 4 girls ages 7-13 busy...not an easy task I might add...but this did it and it was really a lot of fun!

I pre-cut shapes from American Crafts foil paper using my much neglected quickuts and spellbinder dies...then the sparkle girls attached them to transparent string that I picked up in the jewelry section of my local Hobby Lobby. We used Aleene's tacky glue and it worked like a charm! We added jingle bells and beads and then I tied them to twigs covered in sparkly glass!

Now it sits on my entry table with all of my christmas cards...I love it!

sparkle tree 1

and some up close shots




Thanks to my sparkle girls for making some of the ornaments for the sparkle tree!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday again...

Seems like I can only get around to updating on Sundays...I have been working on my gratitude journal using my Label Tulip October are pages 2, 3 and 4...the second page of my gratitude journal has a quote from Johannes A. Gaertner...To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. The 3rd page is a library pocket with little inserts to write my gratitudes on. And the 3rd page is a hambly transparency with a little envelope for secret gratitudes.

gratitude 2

gratitude 3

gratitude 4

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I have been such a bad blogger...I know...but I haven't really been all that creative lately and didn't have anything to share...I guess I need some new scrappy supplies to put me in the mood!

I have had a busy weekend filled with family and friends...I love that! My sister and her husband threw a huge party at Gumbos to celebrate their 20th year anniversary...and it was fabulous...the food, the band, the was all perfect!

I did manage to finish up my cards for a little thanksgiving card swap going on at Scrap-Diner...I used some super old cosmo cricket that I have had for when I can use up some of my stash...and I think they turned out pretty cute!

hope you have a fabulous week!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

My computer has finally returned from the has been very sick, but all seems well now...and I finally have access to my pics!!

I made these cute halloween tussy mussys to BOO! mag's friends...used up some of my old.old halloween paper so I could make room for some of the new stuff that I just HAVE to have!

Happy November!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

YAY!! I'm the winner

My computer has been at the hospital since Tuesday...I really.really miss it! I can't surf my beloved internet...or get to any of my no scrappy pics today...but I do have some news to share...

I won the OLW challenge this week!!! check it out here!!! I love this challenge site and try to do it every doesn't always happen, but the site and the OLW team is so inspiring!

Hoping to get my computer back some time early next week...fingers crossed!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

more fun...more scrapping

Sherine at the Scrap Diner has extended the crop pink deadline until the end of the now you have no excuse not to stop in and do some of the challenges...

I did this LO today for one of the challenges...using my fav BG paper...


Friday, October 16, 2009


This week's OLW challenge really got me thinking...about everything in my life I have to be grateful for...even when I feel like everything is falling I wanted to take on the challenge of documenting my gratitude daily...every day for the entire month of November...that seems's thanksgiving after all...

so I made this little 6x6 album to record my daily's a work in progress...but I have the cover and the first page done...I'll share the rest at the end of the month...

the cover...made with stiff felt...I stitched it by hand...the pp is sass and scenic route...


the first page...scenic route paislee rubs and 7G's sticker...


hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

good morning saturday!

I love Saturdays...a full day devoted to getting caught up in my world...but not today!
Today I will be inside being trained on how to teach physics labs to high school students...I am sure it will be beneficial...but I'm just not feeling it today...I would much rather play and...well...get caught up!

The Scrap-Diner is hosting a Scrap Pink can find all the deets here...and today is my day to host...come on over and play with is the LO I did using a bunch of the fabulous October Afternoon road trip line...

october afternoon,vacation

hope you have a marvelous weekend!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

happy sunday

yes...I am still sick...but beginning to feel better...maybe my trip to kohls and some new earrings and belts are to blame for my elation...I say whatever it takes!

I made a LO of me and my sister using my LT kit...I love that girl...mucho!

cosmo cricket,label tulip

and a little close up...

cosmo cricket,label tulip

hope you have a great week...mwah!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I hate being sick!

but as a is definitely one of the job hazards!
I have been sick for the past 3 days...I am so tired...and yet I can't sleep...oh, the irony!
I did manage to scrap a page for the last challenge for the ipod at scrap-diner!

I used my all time favorite bg paper - june bug!

basic grey

Saturday, September 26, 2009

happy scrappy saturday

I finally had time to do some scrapping and some challenges!
First up is a LO I did for the point blank period september challenge...out of the box scrapping...I actually did a LO about me...gasp!


and a close up of the flower I made ala the next step challenge blog!


Next I did a challenge for the scrap-diner to celebrate another person using my label tulip kit...I scrapped my mom and my support system!

my go to girls

and a close up of the flowers!



thanks for stopping by! mwah!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Mags has had a fever since Friday...she is still asleep and I am hoping she will be fever free today so she can go to school tomorrow. We have just been hanging around the house doing our usual weekend and crafting...I managed 3 cards using the September Label Tulip kit...I know I have said this before, but these kits rock!

label tulip,cosmo cricket,card

label tulip,cosmo cricket,card

label tulip,cosmo cricket,card

Today, I am going to the gym and then the grocery store...mags has requested cheese soup for dinner tonight.

Have a great week...mwah!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

now I done gone and did it

I love my Label Tulip kits so much that when Jennifer announced the DT call I was sure I could get something together to submit. Then my aunt died and I went away for a few days for her memorial service. I was about to let it go...but when I got home I whipped up these 2 LOs and using an old fav LO and card I submitted. So...keeping my fingers crossed!

This is an end of summer LO with a pic of mags and her cousins using the August LT kit:

label tulip,basic grey,october afternoon

And this is mags' first day of school...she is always talking out her worries:

2nd grade thoughts

Have a great Thursday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

wanna win an ipod?

Sherine over at scrap-diner is giving way 3 ipods this month...she has some awesome challenges and it is always fun to hang out did you get that...she is giving away 3 ipods just for doing stuff you probably already do...scrap!

If you are new at the diner, check in at the welcome wagon and let them know I sent you...that way we both get points toward winning the ipod!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the end of summer

I know it is the end of summer when my brother and his family make the trek down to Austin from the Dallas area. He and his wife have 4 kids and mags just adores them! They always have such a great time together and I always have plenty of photo ops. I am scrapping this one right now!

Have a great day!


Friday, September 4, 2009

life happens

Sometimes life is just too much!

Right before school started there was a death in my family and I had to travel to the memorial service...then 8 days of teacher training started...then we all started school...a new schedule and a whole new routine to get use 2 weeks into school, my aunt has passed away and I am off next weekend to another memorial service...a 6 hour drive away...

I am worn out and just wanting to get caught up enough to do some scrapping, some relaxing and having some me time...I haven't done one thing...not one page...not one card since school started...that makes me sad...

I'll get it together...that's just the way I am...but this year going back to school has been hard...

but I did manage to take back to school pics on the first day of school...after all the posing on the first day of school...I kept shooting and captured this one last wave before mags started 2nd favorite pic of the day...


Saturday, August 15, 2009

How cool is this?

I am the Label Tulip member that the DT lifted this is very exciting! Thank you!
Check out my LO and their lifts here.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend...I am trying to recover from my first 2 days back at school! I hate to see summer seems like it just began...but I'm sure that is what every other teacher is thinking!

Once I get into my routine it won't be so's not the getting up that gets's the getting out...

and I am going to miss my morning workouts and all of the girls at the gym...working out in the afternoon is hard for me...but it has to be done!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

a little tuesday mini

I just wanted to share a little mini I made for my cousin of her little grand daughter...I had a really fun time making it..I used a bg chocolate album and bg oh baby girl paper...thanks for stopping by!

mini album

mini album

mini album

mini album

mini album

mini album

mini album

mini album

mini album