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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


     I am so very blessed with my family and today I did a LO with the title "Thankful!"  I decided to liven my scrapping up with metal, ribbon and spray mist to name a few! The paper is Basic Grey and Bazzill, the metals are misc., the chipboard letters are Heidi Swapp and American Crafts, the stamp I used is from the Martha Stewart collection and the spray mist is Maya Road. Whew! That's a bunch of scrappiness! I had fun with this LO and I used the Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Sketch #29 and for their Fab Friday challenge to use metal! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration ladies from Frosted Designs!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ah childhood!

     I am not feeling well. I have a cold (I think). But I'm still scrappin'! I did a very simple LO of a childhood memory. Now back to bed!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"falling leaves" friends

     I finished this next LO today using all the leaves and such from the November toss "falling leaves" on Club CK! I had such a blast creating this page with items I received in the mail from fellow "peeps" like leaves and die cuts among other scrappy stuff! Awesome, awesome!

     This next week is a bit busy but mostly during the evening hours so I can scrap during the day! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! and now onto the holiday season with Christmas right around the corner!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

super saturday!

     I just finished a "calendar" blog hop and had a blast! the ladies had fabulous projects and were very inspirational and quite motivating! an awesome way to start my holiday season! this is where I started and this is where I ended up at
It was awesome!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday?

     We went to the Hertel's for Thanksgiving and had such a nice time! How I looked was commented on more than once! I am so thankful for the friends and family we spent time with! I had the energy and spirit to participate this year compared to past seasons. I had my quiet time this morning with the Lord and cleaned up the house a bit. I logged into my email and this is what I found: !
I'm so excited! I love American Crafts and can't wait to create with this line!

Yay! I'm doing my happy dance!
     I plan to scrap today and that's about it! I may see if Mike will take me to M's to see about the good deals they have on scrappy stuff but I am avoiding all other businesses with the crowds and such! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

wow wednesday!

     I finally was able to re-do the LO I did yesterday but had forgotten the element of stitching:

     I used this LO for issue challenge #4 instead of #3 like I had originally planned! The title "school days" is all Thickers in different fonts.
     I participated in the one hour challenge on Club CK last night! The challenge was to use "flocking" on a layout. I used snowflakes that were already "flocked" and love how it turned out! I'll tell ya what - an hour goes by really fast when you do this challenge! I had a blast! I also used this LO for issue challenge #3 on Club CK. My thanks to Ashley Horton for a great sketch to inspire us!

     so that's it for today I'm thinking! We are off to the Hertel's tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner and I am excited about spending time with friends and family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

school's out!

     it's Thanksgiving week and the kids are out of school for the rest of the week! I did finish a LO today for a challenge at Club CK but have to re-do it a bit 'cos I completely forgot an element that was supposed to be included on the LO! I need to do some kind of stitching! here's what the LO looked like before:

     not crazy about it but will hopefully love it after I add the "stitching" which I will post when I finish it!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

so sunday!

     This was an extremely productive weekend! By that I mean getting stuff done! I finished 2 LOs and worked on tosses for December! It's been really fun to do the tosses on Club CK. Last month the theme was "falling leaves" and the theme for December is "holiday hugs!" I need to go through my stash and a little scrappy shopping is needed for this next month. I also got my "secret Santa" name so I need to get stuff together for that as well. It's going to be an awesome holiday season for me and my family, especially with me feeling tons better on the new m.s. medicine I get every month!
     Thanksgiving is this week and I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and awesome son! Then the following week, the beginning of December, is my birthday and then Christmas! I am excited to get our annual holiday wreath from Ted Drewe's for the front door and decorate the Christmas tree! I can't wait for our church services so I can worship the Lord and thank Him for sending His son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Not that I need a service to go to to praise the Lord but the church is all prettied up and it's nice to get to be with our church family and friends!
     With that said... I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving and a stress-free holiday season! I hope to be back on here tomorrow with yet another finished LO! Blessings!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

still saturday!

     wow! 2 LOs today! this next one is for the November scraplift challenge at Club CK:

     I really had fun with this! stamping and punching, punching and stamping! This was indeed a productive weekend!

scrappy saturday!

     I spent yesterday at my friend Jill's house scrapping! I started a few LOs and am in the process of finishing them today. My first page is for the Sketchy Thursdays challenge. I was inspired by Az and came up with this LO:

     I'm now ready to finish another LO this time for a Club CK challenge. This is going to be a very productive weekend! Yay!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

a two-pager

so I was able to finish a two page LO showing my son's elementary and middle school pictures! Nothing fancy really. Just glad to get them done and in the scrapbook! I'm excited to start work on another one of Ashley's sketches and one for Frosted Designs! Yippee! Today has been productive and I didn't think it would be at all. I took individual pics of the 2 page LO:


I went to the hospital for my 5th infusion of m.s. medicine yesterday and thought it went very well! Now I need to lay low for a few days to let the medicine do its work. That's okay 'cos I can scrap while I'm "resting!" lol
Tragedy has struck us here in our little world and it is very sad. I won't will be all over the news soon enough. It's already the top story on the local news channels. Though we are not involved personally, it still hit too close to home than I would have liked. Prayers are greatly appreciated! I'm gonna try and scrap but not sure how much I'll get done with a heavy heart.

Monday, November 14, 2011

monday mania!

I did this next LO for Sketchy Thursdays this week. I couldn't decide who inspired me the most so thanks goes to Janet, Audrey and Antonia for their super LOs! Thanks ladies! This was a great challenge!

I will be down a day or two - I have my 5th infusion of m.s. medicine at the hospital tomorrow.
I hope everyone has a fabulous week! Blessings!

yay! top 3 fave at Frosted Designs!

my LO was picked as a top 3 fave at Frosted Designs! I am so thrilled!

yay! God has blessed me greatly!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

it doesn't feel like the middle of November!

Wow! Today was absolutely beautiful! In the 70s and lots of sunshine! We opened all the windows and there was such a nice breeze throughout the house. We had a fun weekend that included the arts and craft fair at Affton High School and Jordan (my stepson) and his girlfriend came to spend time with us this weekend! Liam was thrilled and so was Mike. I went to my friend Jill's on Friday to scrap and I got a pic of the clock saying "11:11" which I think is cool. I did this LO of my pooch Koko:

I used Ashley's sketch as an example:
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

simply a great day!

My friend Lynn and I went out exploring today! She is helping me on a mission to find some "stuff" for Mike's Christmas present! It is a GORGEOUS day, a bit windy and cold but still beautiful! The best news is that I am only using a cane to walk!!!!!! I feel great and am walking so much better! Praise God! I have been praying to feel better for a long time and now...He has answered my prayer! Glory to God! I want to thank all my scrappy friends for all their support and encouragement, as well as my friends that don't live in my computer! LOL So I'm off to scrap some. I'm gonna try using this sketch from Ashley's

have a blessed rest of the day!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

fall @ the arch

today was a productive day! I followed a sketch from Ashley Horton for this LO about the Arch here in St. Louis. Did you know that the Arch is 630 feet (192m) tall?! Her blog is I have lived here most of my adult life and have never been up in the Arch until last month. Crazy, huh? anyway here is Ashley's sketch:

and here is my LO:

This is my first LO for a Weekend Warm-up at ScrapFit! I am so excited about this challenge! It is WW #17. Thanks for looking and checking out my blog!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I was highlighted!!!!

I am so excited! on Club CK every Monday they pick LOs to highlight and one of the LOs was mine! Yay! there is so much talent out there and I am honored to be one of the highlights this week! thanks CK!

Monday, November 7, 2011

a rainy Monday

was able to finish 2 LOs today! yay! a productive day indeed!

the first LO I did for the weekly challenge at Club CK about a bat (yes! a real live bat!) my son found in our basement outside the door of his room! needless to say he freaked out and came and got me. My husband and next door neighbor used a mesh laundry bag to capture the bat and then freed it outside behind the fence of our backyard! This was only a few days before halloween too! Talk about creepy! we have no idea how the bat even got into our house in the first place so hopefully it won't happen again!
     Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! blessings!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

a very "sketchy thursdays" on saturday!

once again, thanks to Corrie for the inspiration for my take on the "Sketchy Thursdays" challenge this week! I am also using this LO for the November color challenge on Club CK! I used acrylic paint and a bottle mister to make my own "gray" mist. That was interesting to do to say the least! This was a fun LO to create!

a quiet saturday

here is the LO my son did the other day:

not bad huh?!
     So I spent all day yesterday (friday) at my friend Jill's house scrapbooking! (Her husband works at Boeing too.) It was really great to scrap alongside another scrapper! We plan on scrapping every friday and I'm so excited!
     I've been scrapping most of the day and will hopefully finish what I am working on later tonight.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

middle of the week

slept in today, had a great quiet time with the Lord and started & finished a LO for Frosted Designs!

my son also did a LO today! I was quite beside myself with parental joy that he wanted to! I'll ask him if I can put it here on my blog. I think it's quite good! So tomorrow I am on a secret mission with a friend to capture a "Christmas gift" for my wonderful and loving husband! I can't reveal what it is for fear that he might read this sometime in the near future. Hope y'all are having a fabulous week! Blessings!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"attitude with gratitude" month

it's November! wow! where has the year gone?!

today was the "pastor appreciation lunch" at church hosted by the Circle of Friends class! Anne and I made the table centerpieces with spooky pumpkins and pansies! This was a way for me to serve the Lord by helping with the lunch. It was awesome!
 I was able to start and finish a LO after the lunch for Sketchy Thursdays! This week my inspiration was Corrie and Tessa. Thanks ladies! I used artistic wire for the first time in a long time and had fun with it! I am also using this page for challenge #4 at Club CK which was to use punctuation. Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween yesterday!