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Friday, August 31, 2012

MRI results

oh wait! that's right...there will be none and no answer to why I can't walk. I couldn't get the M.R.I. done 'cos my right leg wouldn't straighten out and kept on having spasms! So here I am once again in pain and in a stupid wheelchair! Sorry...feeling just a little sorry for myself at the moment. Well, it's a new day and God's mercies are new every morning so I just gotta move on from this "speed bump" and keep on going. Here's another pic of the cross country kickoff and Liam:

yay! another...

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

an amazing blog...

by an equally amazing and talented scrapper friend! check out Tracey Sabella's blog:
this is a truly gorgeous LO with very awesome techniques! I have gotten to know a little bit about Tracey through the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog when there was a design team call...and yes! I made the design team!!!! I am so excited and blessed to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of women who share a strong love for the Lord! I "met" Tracey in the green room on Facebook of SEM during the DT call. She is such a sweet and loving person who clearly puts the talents God gave her to good use through scrapbooking! Check out her blog and you'll see what I mean!
Today M.oms I.n P.rayer is meeting at my house to get the new school year started and prayed over! We will hopefully have some new moms to help us pray over our children and school district. I am excited to see God at work in all our lives and the lives of our children!
Yesterday was the Cross Country Kickoff at Parkway Central High School in Maryland Heights. I wasn't able to go ('cos I can't drive yet :( ) but Mike was able to go and got a few pictures for me:
Liam did really well - he didn't finish first but he didn't finish last either. In the middle is not a bad place to start his first year of cross country! He's in the front in this picture.
I am going to try and scrap a little today. I have an M.R.I. of my lower spine tonight to see if there is a problem that isn't allowing me to straighten my right leg. Hopefully the results will show that it will be something that can be easily fixed.
Blessings my scrappy and non-scrappy friends! Have a great day!:)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

a friendly visit

today a friend came over to have a chat...she is such a sweet gal, son's girlfriend's mom! When we start talking, "watch out!" I had such a blast just talking! and if any of you know me, you know I can talk with/over the best of 'em! I never seem to be at a loss for words! funny, huh?! so that's what I did today and am very happy! hope everyone is having a great week! blessings!

Monday, August 27, 2012

ABAC - a new challenge blog!

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ABAC, Anything But a Card, is a new challenge blog! ABAC Challenge blog is designed to provide a biweekly challenge for crafters of all kind to create something other than a card! You can do ATC's, tags, sewing, scrapbook layouts, felting, painting, sculpture, altered items, textiles, the list is endless! The only thing NOT allowed is a card!
There are no prizes, but we will feature Three Inspirational Projects from among the challenge entries after the challenge ends.
No vendor restrictions.
You may combine with any other challenges.
No limits to the number of entries for each challenge.
Sounds fun, huh?! The kick-off date is Sept. 2! Yay!

eagerly awaiting...

here's the sketch for the August sketch challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles:

The twist is to have at least one star on the page. The star(s) are actually under the heart! fun, huh?! I used the new green Thickers I just got as scrappy mail! This is my go-to style - simple and clean! The picture quality is horrible but I need to wait 'til tomorrow for better lighting:

just Monday...

that's about it! I have been working on this next LO from last night 'til now! I tried working with gesso and found I really like it! I used the Crafter's Workshop 12 X 12 hexagons template and like the effect:
I also used some elements from the current case file at C.S.I. #34 since it is all about vacationing and this LO is from our bestest vacation ever to Florida in 2008. Here's another close-up:
The blue cardstock you see is from a frame I cut from my Silhouette - 12x12 chicken wire! This is for the color challenge over at Club CK - use blue, brown, and white. This is also for Scrapping Everyday Miracle's challenge #19- to document a favorite vacation and use a stencil or mask. For this last part I used the chicken wire as the mask and used Mister Huey's calico white spray mist. This LO is also for Issue challenge #6 - use hexagons. Also for Club CK. So here's the whole page:
Hope everyone had a great weekend and hopefully in the next few days I will have some good news to share with you! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

still scrapping...

this next LO is from our Disney vacation:

it's a NOTHING day!

we all need one once in a while and today is that day for our family! but...I am still gonna scrap!!! these next 2 LOs  are from our Disney vacation:

hope everyone is having a great weekend!
We went to our first high school football game last night and we won!!! It was great to get out and connect with people again! I'm loving my motorized wheelchair! and can I just say - "high school kids scare me!" and yet I have one!!! blessings!

Friday, August 24, 2012

still going...

strong!! I've been stretching my right leg alot and am able to walk with the help of my walker (although it looks funny!). I was able to scrap some today:
this page is more of the Bazzill "Timeless" collection. I haven't done a title yet. I'm thinking "2 cool dudes" but I'm not inspired by it. This LO follows the one I did yesterday and I have photos of all four boys and the dance to scrap still which is at least 2 - 3 more pages! I used this LO for issue challenge #8 - use a mini-envelope, over at Club CK:
Tonight is our school's first football game and we are all going! I need to find something purple and gold to wear....! Blessings!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I am...

a bad blogger! Yesterday I had my monthly infusion, my son started high school last week, my husband got a new position at work, and he starts school next week!!! Stop the madness!!! But I did get to scrap some in the middle of the controlled chaos!!
I love Bazill's new collection "timeless":
Bazzill Basics - Margie Romney-Aslett - Timeless Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Timeless
and I love Prima flowers too! I used both on this LO I call "stay TIMELESS"

well, off to do some more scrapping!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

more from 2 crops!

so here are 3 more LOs I just put finishing touches on here at home:

tomorrow is the first day of school in our school district and it's the first day of high school for my "sweet boy!" Only he's not such a little guy anymore! Tomorrow is really just an orientation for the incoming freshman but still, it's the sign that summer has ended. Wednesday is the official first day of school and it's also picture day so there will be lots of photo ops to be had! I'm still working on at least 6 more LOs before the week is over...blessings!

1 crop + 1 crop = 18 hours of scrapping!

     I went to the Friday night freebie crop at the local scrapbook store and that lasted 6 hours...then I went to the Saturday crop at the same store and that lasted for 12 hours! I got quite a bit done...have a few to finish up today so I have two to share now and will be back later with more!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I love giveaways!

I was strolling by Paper Issues when this caught my eye:

Snowcones and Sunshine August FITkit

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This fabulous kit was designed by Melissa Priest.
It's full of summer goodness!
You will receive:
Daisy Mae-Basic Grey 12x12 double sided patterned paper
Diagonal Dot-Echo Park 12x12 double sided patterned paper
Leo-Crate Paper 12x12 double sided patterned paper
Santa Monica-American Crafts 12x12 double sided patterned paper
Bouncy-Pebbles 12x12 double sided patterned paper
From Me To You-Pebbles 12x12 double sided patterned paper
Pacific-Aqua Cardstock from American Crafts
3 sheets White Cardstock from American Crafts
Orange Sorbet Two Scoops Cardstock from Bazzill

Sunnyside Dimensional Butterflies from Pebbles
Summer Lovin' 1" Tidbits from Elle's Studio
Love This Moment Stamp from Elle's Studio
Various buttons from American Crafts and Maya Road
Mini Clothespins from Canvas Corp
Trinket Pins from Maya Road
Yellow Airmail Washi Tape
Yellow Yam Cardstock Alphabet Stickers from Jillibean Soup
Heyday Thickers-Aqua Ali from Studio Calico/American Crafts

1 yard ruffled turquoise trim from Maya Road
1 yard green gingham ribbon from Maya Road
1 yard orange Hug Snug Seam Binding
1 yard blossom baker's twine from The Twinery
this whole bunch of scrappy goodness is actually being given
away to (my favorite new term)a lucky linker!!! too fun, yes?!! I
think so!! the link to Paper Issues is:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

now what?

 I got a LO done today for an issue challenge over at Club CK. It is to use paperclips! I've been obsessed with banners lately so I made one with red, white, and blue paperclips! This is a decidedly masculine page since it's about my wonderful heroic husband!
there is a picture hidden behind the 5X7 in a pocket I made because M did not want this pic to be on the main page...

Saturday, August 4, 2012