Sunday, August 31, 2008

CI Parts and Parcels #2 is another peak of what I have been working on......
Creative Imaginations came out with this album, when Hannah's received it into their store....I just had to get my hands on it. I love working with this. It is taking alot of time, but when it's done I hope and pray that when I take it up to Hannah's for display that people will want to buy this. It is alot of fun to work with. I'm off now to start decorating with embellishments!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Jules gave me this award. She is just the cutest, nicest person.......I love to read her blog and when I got over there today I read that she was giving me this award. Isn't it cute? So go check out her blog...she a dynomite woman! (JULES)

Here are the rules if you would like to send this cute award to some of your blog friends:
The rules...
(1) The winner can put the "I :heart: your blog" logo on their blog. Isn't it cute! :))
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

Ok so here is who I am going to nominate:

Jen (she is fun and a little crazy...but makes me laugh when I visit her blog....she does amazing work with her scrapping too! )

Irene (LOVE LOVE LOVE her work...and I love to go to her blog...she updates it all the time with new techniques and tips on the work that she does. She is a fabulous scrapper....and alterer of these days I will take one of her HARDER techniques and try it myself.

Tracy (I also love her work...her pages are always so darn cute. I love the way that she uses flowers and ribbon together.....she make beautiful cards too. One of these days this is the blog that I will stalk for inspiration when I have time to make cards.)

Jeanna (Great gal....I met her face to face at CHA...we had a great time. She loves to alter and makes her own jewelry out of paper and I got a really cute pair of butterfly earrings from her. She just moved her blog so this is the new one that Im linking.)

LA (LOVE THIS GIRL and one day I want to meet her. She is fun and fabulous....loves to date and share her expiernces about I love to hear all about it.....she also takes amazing photos......I should know since I snagged a couple of them up of her nieces and did some lay outs just because they were stunning!)

Cricket (She is a wonderful person and one that I am fortunate to know personally, we live close enough to each other and have attended a few crops together. Now that the fall months are approaching Im hoping to do some more cropping with her)

Cherie (Now this is one of my CHATTY friends.....we talk all the time on g-mail.....or yahoo.....her blog is all about sketches....if you ever need inspiration this is the place to go. She is also my buddy with SNR.....

Thursday, August 28, 2008

CI Parts and Parcels #1

Just a peak at how this is coming along....
If you haven't seen this album yet, then you really won't get the gist of it until it's complete. I know I'm going to love this when it is done because this Scenic Route line is to die for. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak.

Creative Imaginations Parts and Parcels Album

Have you seen this?

It's going to be so much fun playing with. I picked this up at my LSS to work on for their store....and I'm putting this together with:

In the process of moving, and in the process of getting 100 wedding favors done for my girlfriends wedding....I had not had any time to pick this up and really look at it until last night. PHEW....can I just say.....(WOW) this is going to be a great project for me to work on for the next several days....and this weekend as well.....
I started it last night......and because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SR Sonoma line...this is going to be so cute when it's done.....I will post sneak peaks as I move along with this so keep coming back to check!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The move is over

It basically took ALL weekend to get almost everything done, with a last trip to the apartment last night for a few things, and turning in my keys......
It was a long tiring weekend that's for sure.
We still have some unpacking to do at my mom's house, but nothing major.
I can's wait for this long 23 day weekend to hopefully just relax and chill. My mom has a craft show that she will be doing in town and I will probably sit with her on and off over the weekend. But I have a project that I have to get done for my LSS...and I haven't even started with that said....I will probably work on that most of the weekend.
Anyways just wanted to give everyone an update that the move is done...and things went well. Hope you all have a great week.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Get ready, Get Set.......GO!

Ok time has ticked is now Thursday afternoon 8-21-08....and we are officially moving saturday 8-23-08. I still have LOTS TO DO...and have decided to take tomorrow off work so that we are as prepared and as organized as possible. We have asked my mom and dad not to be home saturday while we are moving our stuff in. I know my mom...she will be stressed and a nervous wreck with everything that needs to be done and we have told her that it is all taken care of, she needs to not be there. I dont know what their plans are yet, but Mariah did inform me that she spoke to grandma yesterday and they will not be home saturday. That will be one less worry for me to deal with.
So tonight I have to finish the wedding favors that I have been working frantically on.......I have a 100 that I need to have done. The wedding isnt until 9-13-08 but this was something that I wanted to get done before we move so that I dont have to worry about it. I should be able to get them all done tonight. Then I can focus on getting all of my scrap stuff put away, and hauled over to my moms house. I have a picture of the wedding favor that Im making 100 of that I will try and load tonight when I get home...or maybe I will take a new picture of all 100 of them when they are complete.
Hope everyone is having a great day and will have a super weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2008

White Sox 1936

This is a 16x24 poster frame that I did for a woman at work. She wanted this done so that she could give it to her husband for their anniversary. These are some old pictures of the White Sox from 1936, and apparently his uncle was on the team at that time. There is also an autograph card on here. And the one big group picture has Cominksy JR. on it when he was little. So history here, and I made sure that everything that was given to me was mounted with photo corners so that if they ever want to take it out of the frame they can.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

JJ and Kari (FAMILY)

This is a page that I have put in a 12x12 frame for wonderful friends of mine. I work with Kari and her husband JJ has been a life saver for me and Mariah with our car issues. He is the one that fixed Mariah's car for us when it was broke down...and I wanted to give them a little something for a Thank You! Her sister gave me the picture, so they have no clue that I have made this for them. It will be a nice surprise when I give it to her today.
The poem in the middle of the heart reads:
Family ties are precious threads,
no matter where we roam.
They draw us close to those
we love, and pull our hearts
towards home.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Moving Madness! those of you that don't know.....I am in the process of moving. This month is going to be a bit crazy for me, with packing, finding storage, changing address's, canceling cable, electric, phone, taking stuff to good will, getting stuff ready for a garage sale, helping mom get ready for us in her house.....YUP......the kids and I are moving in with my parents for awhile. Things just took their tole on me when money became tight and things fell behind. Trying to play catch up isn't as easy as I thought it would be. I had spoken to my mom about moving in with them for awhile and she thought that it was a good idea so that I could save money and get a cheaper place to live in the long run for the kids and I.
It's going to be ruff at first......I mean I haven't lived at home since I was about 20 years I'm moving back with two teenagers.
It's not going to be so bad....., my parents leave in OCT to spend the winter months in Az where their second home once they leave the kids and I will have the house to ourselves. Now they won't have to worry about who's taking care of their bird, who will take care of the leaves in the fall, who will take care of their shoveling in the winter.....we will be there to get these things done for them. It will be a little crazy with the bird, after all I have two cats. Not sure how that is going to work out......and they have ONE bathroom.....WOW...that's going to be a challange. But all in all, I feel good about what I'm doing because I'm tired of struggling and I just need to sit back and breath for a bit and save some $$$$$.
So with all this being said.....I probably wont be around too much this month to update my blog...and I wanted to let everyone know why......
Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes smooth. I'm not looking forward to all this packing and everything else that I have to do, but such is life!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Maya Road Heart Album

Well, here is it. This took me about 6 days to complete. My girlfriend Sue is getting married in Sept.......her wedding shower was yesterday and this is what I made for her and Pete. I left some blank spaces so that she can add her own pictures since I did not have that many pictures of the two of them. There are a couple of the shots that are a little blurry.....sorry about that, I was in a hurry taking the pictures yesterday before I wrapped it up.

Friday, August 1, 2008


And can you beleive that it's already Augt? Where has the time gone. Now it's time to get the kids ready for school, clothes, school supplies etc. WOW not looking forward to that.
Just wanted to share something exciting with you all......

Becky Fleck Page Maps news letter, my scrapbook page is featured on page two, the first one on the right hand side. There was a contest on to be featured in Becky Flecks news letter, I entered the contest with the layout below: FREE SPIRIT and was chosen to be one of 10 people to appear in her news letter. So she sent us all a sketch to do, and this is the page that made it in her news letter.
It was fun to work with the girls over at scrapfreak......we all did fantastic lay outs for her news letter. I'm proud to be a memember of this MB....all you gals ROCK!