Monday, December 31, 2007
Do you have any resolutions for 2008? What are your favorite memories from 2007?
I hope everyone has a safe and blessed year ahead!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I got a new Canon Elph pocket camera and a beloved Mrs. Beasley doll. I had one when I was a little girl in the '60's. We lost it in the move from the Philippines and I've always wanted another one. I found her through Ashton-Drake. It's a remake of the original, but I love her just the same. I don't know how to transfer photos from the new Canon to the computer but when I do, I'll show you pictures of Mrs. Beasley and the pathetic Christmas Cookie Cutters. LOL!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Yesterday I was so sick from the morphine. Everytime I opened my eyes, the room was spinning which made me so nauseas. Then late last night I had the worst hangover, ha ha complete with splitting headache. Today I feel much better- no nausea or headache, but I'm really sore.
Thanks to everyone who's been praying for me.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I'm also so happy that I got all my cards addressed and stamped!! I actually got 165 cards done and most of them were handmade:
Now, the moment you've all been waiting for!!!!!
I worked on the cumulative RAK today. I used an excel spreadsheet to help me get the correct number of names for each person in the drawing!
Drum Roll Please!!!!
The winner is
It's a little blurry... I got excited when Connor picked the name and moved!!!
Y'all don't feel bad. Kelly had 145 posts! Odds were in her favor.
I'm sending everyone who played a little sumpin sumpin for playing so don't feel bad. Ok?
I'll be doing this again so please continue to visit. You never know when the next RAK will be!! I'm thinking about doing another Cumulative RAK every three or four months, so stay tuned!!
Congrats, Kelly!! Happy dancin' in your honor!
Monday, December 17, 2007
So far, this is who I have down for the running on the RAK:
If I missed your name, send it to me now!!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
After a long day for running to Washington to the doctor, pre-registering at the hospital for surgery and then running back home in time to make Dezi's 6th birthday party, I finally have an update on my condition. I am scheduled to have my gall bladder taken out next Friday. I am scheduled to have my left breast reanalyzed on Tuesday. So next week will be alot of poking and prodding on me!
Now, what you all have been waiting for- I have to sift through my emails to find everyone's post counts. Please email me if you haven't done so already. It doesn't look like I'll be able to get the box out by noon tomorrow as I planned because I haven't put everything together for Connor to draw a winner. I will try to wrap things up by Sunday and get the box out by Monday. So stay tuned. I'll try to get Debbie over here as a witness to keep me honest. Not that I'd pick favorites, because you are all my favorites.
Everyone will get a little something from me, so there will only be winners- NO losers! Ok??
I'll write back soon!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Gosh I feel like I'm falling apart! LOL!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
So, if it's not too much trouble, would you please go here and leave me some love?
Thanks so much for your love and support. I really wanna win so I can go and work for Piggy Tales and have my expenses covered.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
To find old posts, look to the right on my blog on the side bar. Scroll towards the bottom of the page under Blog Archive. It has all the posts there month to month. Click on there and count up your comments per thread. Then email me your count. It's that easy. But as I said, it could take a bit of time.
I'll try to send each of you who plays a little something, so be sure you send me your count.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Visit him on his blog here:
You can find just about everything he's demo-ing at this store:
I can't wait to see him again. I wanna be him when I grow up.
I announced the RAK on this post here. Go to that post, and from then until this Friday the 14th, please count up the number of posts you've made and email me your number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, the more you posted the more chances you had to win. So everyone who wants a chance to win, please count up your posts and email me the number so I know how many times to enter your name in the hat to win.
Now, how I'll select the winner is this. I will place the names in a hat. I will draw and keep drawing until I pick the same name twice. So the drawing won't be based on just the first name I pick out of the hat. It will be based on the first person's name I draw out twice. I think that's fair enough.
So please count up your posts all the way until FRIDAY, the 14th including the posts you make this week and email them to me by 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. I will draw in time to get the box into the mail to the winner by Saturday, the 15th!
Happy posting! You can increase your odds of winning by posting alot this week. Hee hee!!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Then there's a little fall mini album with papers already cut and placed inside. I'll include some extra papers to finish it off.
Then I found the cutest clear pail kit complete with Christmas chipboard shapes and embellishments- just in time for Christmas.
Remember, if you'd like a chance to win the prize box with all the presents in there from the last six or so months, please leave a comment. I promise to get this box a winner by the end of the week and hopefully will arrive to the lucky winner by Christmas time!! So don't forget to stop by and say hi!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Now I can go Christmas shopping. We missed it tonight because I stayed all day working on the layout and it got too late to go to the city to shop. Journaling tag is hidden behind the photo and reads, "Shirley, I wasn't around when you had cancer the first time, but rest assured I'm here now and I'll be here for you. Together we'll get through this."- Theresa
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thanks in advance and God Bless everyone!!
Monday, December 03, 2007
I have TWO winners for the TROUBLE BOX. I got the boxes from dollar general. They were 2 to a pack. I've altered one. But I haven't altered the other one yet. It's smaller and will say "Prayer" Box since the word prayer has fewer letters and will fit better on the box.
The winner of the Trouble box is:
JESS!! Woohoo, Jess! Send me your snaily and I'll get that right out to ya.
The winner of the Prayer box is:
ROBIN!! Robin, I need your snaily too!
Thanks, y'all for playing. I'll make more things to RAK in the future so stay tuned! Also, I'm going to post pics later this week of what is going into the Cumulative RAK box for November. It has to do with a Fall mini album with papers from American Crafts!!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Our challenge choices:
1. Poprocks & Coke (Green Day)
2. Over my head (The Fray)
3. Trouble (Coldplay)
Scrappy Mission (choose only 1)
1. Alter a clipboard (front & back) using the song name OR lyrics on project
2. Use the sketch and song name OR lyrics
3. Alter small box, frame, or tin using lyrics OR song name on the project
Requirements (choose only 1)
1. Use all items from one manufacturer (this includes, cardstock, alphas, and flowers)
2. Use rub-ons and cardstock only, no pp
3. Use 5 pattern papers - any manufacturer (I used 5 different pp from Basic Grey's Phoebe line
Bonus 1. distressing (I distressed the chipboard title letters)
I chose to create a "Trouble" box to be used to put troubles/prayer requests. A favorite scripture, "Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you" 1Peter 5:7 is printed on a transparency and placed on the top.
So, to celebrate my second pub, I would like to give this prayer box as a gift to someone. If you'd like to have it, please say so in the comments. I'll have Connor pick a name soon.
Friday, November 30, 2007
To celebrate my pub, how about another RAK? Hhhmmmm....I'll have to dig thru my stash to see what I have to give away. Stay tuned. I'll try to find something around here or pick something up at Archivers on Monday if I get the chance to go.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I've been so busy that I forgot to RAK this cute little Halloween album kit by Making Memories. There's all kinds of goodies in this kit- the album, stickers, fiber, etc. The first person who posts here gets it!!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
But something happened to me that makes me wonder. Last night, my sis and I were watching back 2 back episodes of Extreme Makeover she taped. After she fed the baby, she burped her and she spit up. I told her that I'd go get Savahn a change of clothes. I rounded the corner and proceeded down the long hallway. At the end of the hallway is my mom and dad's old bedroom. The light was on. As I rounded the corner, I caught a glimpse of a shadowy figure moving swiftly from right to left. I got cold chills. I am not fearful of spirits because I know that I'm washed in the blood of the Lamb and nothing can harm me. I went down the hallway and peeked into the room to see if there was anything abnormal in there. The two big dogs were in there lying on their pillows fast asleep. I wonder if my Dad's spirit still lingers there? Do people immediately go to Heaven when they die or do they just hang out until Jesus comes back to get us all? Anyway, I told my sister of the experience and she also got cold chills. Then I remembered that my mom told me of a similar experience she had. My sis ran to the grocery store for something. Mom was alone at the house. She heard a noise, turned and looked and saw a shadowy figure. She started calling out to my sister, thinking it was her she had seen. But my sister had not yet returned from the store.
I had forgotten all about Mom's story until last night when that happened to me. It's not like my sis and I had been talking about it and the recent conversation led me to imagine that I saw something. No, I know what I saw. It was really strange. I was so close to my dad. If it was him, then I'm happy that he's still near.
Has anything otherworldly ever happened to you?? What are your thoughts? This would have been more fitting a couple weeks ago during Halloween. Hee hee...
Friday, November 23, 2007
It was such a pretty, sunny day, that I decided to snap a few pics of the kids while we were there. It's such a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary. Ryan cracks me up with his big, cheesy smile, showing off his new teeth.
I don't blame Savahn for holding her hand to her forehead. I would too if I were surrounded by all those ornery boys!
Last but not least, of course I had to do a photo shoot of my sis and the baby. I don't have photosoop here, so what you see is what you get!!
So, did you hit any good black Friday sales? What'd ya get? I'm going back to Hobby Lobby with a coupon to get a pack of Basic Grey Mellow and Figgy Pudding.I went this morning since they have 50% off packaged paper thinking the BG packs would qualify for the sale only to be told, "no, these are considered 'kits', not paper packs", so I didn't get them cuz at the time, I didn't have a coupon, which is another story in itself. I went to print out a coupon and my sis's printer wasn't hooked up, so I thought I remembered her saying something about the print cartridge not working right. She was asleep so I didn't want to bother her. Chris came over so I asked if I could go by his house to print out the !@#%$ HL coupon, he said sure. So I went over there and his printer was out of ink. So I went to my aunt's to use her printer, and, you guessed it- no ink!! LOL! I'm like, doesn't anyone in Texas believe in refilling their printer ink cartridge?? So I went to HL w/o a coupon only to be frustrated. I came home and Leyanna was awake. I asked her about the printer, and she said all it needed was to be plugged in. So after all that, I know have FOUR !@#$% Hobby Lobby coupons, so away I go. Sorry to bore you with such a dumb story.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
My sister's computer doesn't have a port to take photos off my camera card, so I'll have to figure out a way to get these pictures loaded for y'all to see.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Obviously, I'm spending Thanksgiving in Texas with my boys, my aunt and uncle and cousin, my sister, her husband and brother-in-law.
Have a great and blessed Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 16, 2007
And the windows and doors are on! I can't believe our house is being formed right before our very eyes. It's so incredible to watch it go from our heads, to paper and now to real life. It's so exciting and amazing!!
I've been too busy to do a RAK this week. Stay tuned this weekend. I've got a bunch of Halloween stuff I wanna RAK.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Please continue to pray for a healing for her. We love her so much and can't imagine life without her.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
Then on Friday, Eric and I celebrated our 5th anniversary together. For this weeks challenge at scrappygiraffekits.com, I created an acrylic mini album. It was really fun to do.
Then on Saturday, my oldest son, Joshua turned 20. I can not even believe I have a child in their 20's! I'm getting so old!!
Today is Roger and Norma's 40th wedding anniversary. Roger and Norma adopted Connor as their grandson before Connor was born. They didn't have any grandchildren of their own, and Eric never had a dad and my dad passed away when I was 5 month's pregnant with Connor, so it was meant to be.
Eric took me out on Saturday for our anniversary as he spent all of Friday evening working on the house, so I went to a banquet with the Women's Ministries of our church.
Speaking of house, can you believe this??
The inspiration for this mini album is the song, "I Believe in Us" by Amy Sky which you can view the video here.
Please click on each image for a larger view. Let me know if you have any questions on any of it.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
This photo of the house is kinda grainy because it was really dark when I got to the property. As you can kinda see, the exterior walls of the house are up. Eric said that next week, the roofers will come. I hope the weather holds out by then. Please say a little prayer for weather favors.
On a sad note, my mother-in-law has to start Chemotherapy on Monday. It appears that some breast cancer cells are floating around and have attached themselves to her abdominal wall, wreaking (sp?) havoc on her. The fluid that was drained from her abdomen is the bodies' defense mechanism at work. Please say a prayer for her as she faces this difficult time. The doctor said that if she didn't take chemo, she'd have a year to live. We want her around as long as divinely possible so that Connor and Desi, her two youngest grandkids, can remember her.
Monday, November 05, 2007
I won a Rusty Pickle manufacturer challenge over at Crop Addict with my last minute entry, "Paci Pirate"
Thanks for sharing my toot with me!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Here's my future scrap room! Yay!!