Monday, January 26, 2009

A new layout by me!

How long has it been since I posted a layout. Umm, I think I know the answer and it's too long! I went to Girls night out on Friday and I managed to get this layout completed. I thought I would share with you all. Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A little fun stolen from Sparkle...

The bolded items, I've accomplished.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied?

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Gotten flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check, back when I was young and stupid

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy, I still have probably my first stuffed animal

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt, I love to quilt, I just bought more fabric for a new one

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone, I managed to crack my elbow falling on the ice

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person, I was born in Northern Arizona

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car, hubby and I both got new cars 8 months before I got out of the Army

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox twice

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone, infact I just got a new one before Christmas

99. Been stung by a bee

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some pictures

Hello, it's been a little while hasn't it. I got to go and see my dad this week. his birthday was Monday, and I got to go out and see him on Wednesday. He lives in Nebraska in a little turn of the century farmhouse that he and his wife Lisa (such a sweet lovely lady) have been slowly but surely renovating themselves. My dad is a very talented carpenter, and it shows in his house. The living room is ceiling to floor in Knotty pine, so pretty, and all the floors are wood. Anyway another little tidbit about me is that I have two brothers one half one full, and I have two stepsisters. Lucas, is the baby of the family, literally. He started Kindergarten this year. Yeppers, my littlest brother really is littlest. Okay well maybe not; I haven't seen him in four years (yes, I know bad sissy, naughty, naughty, naughty!) So you can imagine my suprise when I find out that he is the tallest kid in class, and then I realized that he comes darn close to the height of my shoulder! I told Dad and Lisa that at least someone got his tall genes. Well actually Lisa is taller than me as well so it was probably inevitable.

So about the pictures, the first one is of me when I was a tiny munchkin. Number two is Lucas who is totally obsessed with Batman right now. The third is my brother Andrew and I at our Grandma Smith's wedding, I was five so he was almost four. The last one is a picture of my Dad with Andrew who looks slightly confused. Sorry the pictures are clearer. I don't actually own them, my dad does. Since he lives in the middle of nowhere, I couldn't take them to Wal-mart to make copies for myself so I took pictures of them with my camera, all in all they came out pretty decent.

Talk to you again soon (hopefully!)


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shh...don't tell my boss.

I am at work, the graveyard shift. I love the shift, dislike the lack of things to keep me occupied. I usually just surf the internet all night long, or if I have a project I need to finish ie a swap I do it on my graveyard shifts. Well I ran out of glue, Darn it! So all I can really do tonight is play with my markers and color in some images. The image on this card is only hanging on by a small bit of glue at the bottom, but I promised I would put it together and show you so here it is.

I used CTMH's new paper pack Stardust, my Prismacolor markers, and some cheap ribbon from Walmart, image is from High Hopes Rubber Stamp company, and the sentiment is from CTMH For Every Occasion.



Monday, January 5, 2009

So excited!

I told Nicole just a little bit, I am so excited, I am a happy/silly girl right now. I played with my new Nestabilities, (they just came in the mail today) and my Prismacolor markers. I figured out how to use my markers without them going all over the place. I also got a really good start on my weekly planner that I am doing for my Auntie Karen. I am so happy that I got to play with my new scrapping stuff. I haven't got to play very often. Well, thats all for now. Oh, well I will show you a picture of what I played with. I will post again when it's actually a full blown card too.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Today's the day!

Today the new Spring Idea Book from Close to My Heart is available to everyone! Yay! As a consultant I have had it in hand for a month, and I love it all. The new papers are gorgeous, and the new stamps amazing. Take a look at the catalog online at my Close to My Heart website Enjoy!


Happy Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I got news yesterday that has made me a very happy lady. One of my best friends Dawn has been going thru an ugly divorce for the last 2 1/2 years. Her husband had taken her daughters and was claiming that she was unfit for custody. Her attorney called yesterday afternoon and gave her the good news. The judge decided in her favor! The girls are finally coming home to stay! I am so happy for her I can't hardly stand it. I am planning a scrapbook page to celebrate. I can't decide between two titles, so let me know what you think, and maybe, you can use one for your own inspiration. If you do let me know. The two titles are Rejoice! In the Lord always. Or I will celebrate...sing unto the Lord.