Saturday, September 20, 2008


This is a page that I did for a friend at work. I put it in a 12x12 frame and she is giving it to her girlfriend (the one in the picture) as a gift. The parts that I used in the page are from her wedding, the invitation, announcement, ribbon and the little mesh bag are all part of her wedding things. So this will be a nice keepsake for her and her husband.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Mariah's birthday gift

Well my baby girl will be 17 on Tuesday, wow where does the time go. Now I feel OLD. For her b-day she has been wanting a tattoo. Well this conversation has been going on for over a year now, she knew what she wanted a year ago. So now that her b-day was getting closer, and we had discussed it more and I agreed, we had to find someone to do it. See the age in WI and IL is 18. And no it doesnt matter if you are 16 or 17 and have a parents have to be 18. Well her boss at work told her that her brother goes to this guy that does it out of his house and would do 16/17 year olds as long as there was a parent there. So we got ahold of this guy and made an appointment. He did a really nice job and didnt charge as much as I thought he would. So all in all she is very very happy with it. Today she says that it hurts quite a bit, she got it done last night. But's in the healing process, of course it's going to hurt.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The wedding 9-13-08

Just a quick picture of me and the bride and Mariah at the wedding that we attended on Saturday 9-13-08. It was a beautiful wedding. The bride of course had a beautiful dress on......and we had a really good time.
Funny story, the top that I had on, and you can't tell from the picture is very very glittery. When I bought it I was told that I could spray it with hair spray to prevent the glitter from coming off. In the dressing room when I tried it on there was glitter all over the place.
Well I took it home, and right before I got dressed I sprayed it with hair spray. Don't ever let anyone tell you that that actually works.....LOL
I had glitter all over me, all over Mariah, all over my car, all over the pew at church, all over the chair I sat in at the reception and ALL OVER EVERYONE THAT I WAS IN CONTACT WITH. Yes the wedding was very sparkly thanks to me....LOL

Friday, September 12, 2008


Look at the PUMPKINS lay out with the two kids.
What do you see? Apparently I was blind when I finished this page, ran it up to my LSS and posted it to my blog and showed it to a co-worker and sent it to the mother of the two children.....what the heck was I thinking?

Fall is in the air

Well....the weekend is here. I have to go shopping tonight to see if I can find something to wear to a wedding tomorrow. Or I will have to just dig in my closet to come up with something.
The wedding starts at 4:00....and it's only suppose to rain in the morning, so it should be a nice wedding.
Here are two pages that I did for my LSS......the fall papers that they gave me were from K&CO...and so are the die cuts. Loved working with colors.....because I love fall......I had a hard time finding pictures though. I wonder why that is.....because I love fall you would think that I would have more pictures of my kids and leaves...but I couldnt find any.....
So here is what I came up with. I had taken pictures at random one day a couple of years ago of trees that were just so vibrant with color. And then the other page is of my two little munchkins Ben and Sophia. Well they arent my munchkins actually, they are a friend of mines kids....and we had taken them to the pumpkin patch last was getting dark out and I didnt get very good photos, but these two were ok to work with.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Scenic Route Sonoma

Is by far one of my favorite paper lines by them. I just LOVE the colors of this line. As you can see I used SR Sonoma on not only the Creative Imaginations Parts and Parcels album, but I also used it to do a lay out of my daughter Mariah who is a Junior this year in school. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, September 5, 2008

CI Parts and Parcels FINISHED

Well here it is......the album that I have been working on for my LSS with the Scenic Route Sonoma line....
I love the way that this turned out. I had alot of fun working with it almost every night. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak.

Well I'm officially divorced.

Today was my court date with my husband of 19 years. Although we have been living apart for over 2 years, it was strange to walk into the court room and realize that this is really going to be official. This was all my decision and my choice, this is what I wanted, I have been happier without him in my life for over 2 years now, but it was still kind of sad. We have two beautiful children together.....and 19 years of marriage just ended. I truely did love him with all of my heart for many many years. But when someone chips away at your heart time and time and time again, there comes a point when you just shout (STOP!) I have had enough.
I woke up......I just woke up one day and said....that's it....I'm done.....I have nothing left to give, and my heart is now 100% broken. There was no turning back after that. Living apart for over two years......I knew eventually we would both move on. Although I don't think that he has moved on by conversations that we have had, I moved on along time ago. It feels good. It does feel good to be divorced officially and I can say it out loud (I'M DIVORCED) No husband.....or my husband (soon to be x) I can officially say my X HUSBAND!
There is a part of me that wants to celebrate....there is a part of me that wants to go out and get stupid drunk and have a good time.....
But the OLDER WISER part of me am I tired today, I could go home and take a nap. LOL
Ok well I'm off to go make myself some is going very very slow today...feels like it's never going to end.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First day of school

Well officially it was yesterday 9-2 but.....Mariah didnt have to be at school till 10:00. RJ had to be there at 7:30. So I couldn't get pictures yesterday because RJ and I had left and Mariah wasn't even ready yet.
So I took them this morning. Needless to say niether one of them were too excited about mom wanting to take FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PICTURES.......LOL
Here they are....both in high school this!
Mariah is a Junior at a school called Indian Trails and RJ is a freshman at a school called Tremper. Both in the town of Kenosha WI but when RJ signed up for H.S. he didn't want to go to the same school as his sister, so they are in different schools.
Time is flying and this year we have to start thinking about college for Mariah.....