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Friday, October 28, 2011

Fun Halloween/Trick or Treat Blog Hop!

Hi all!

Welcome to my blog! This is my first ever participation in a blog hop so please bear with me! I am excited to be a part of Kathy's hop! thank you Kathy for this opportunity!

First off: if you came from Andrea's blog (, then you are in the right spot! If not, please start with Kathy (!

"Welcome to our first Hop, I hope we encourage you to get crafty! The holidays are coming soon and what is better than a handmade gift!

For My Trick - I made a Treat Bag-- Yummy! fill it with all your favorites- Chocolate and sweets- I used Crafty Secrets Postcard Kit for Halloween, Tim's New ink Gathered Twigs to edge, My Bag came from Walmart 5/$1 , some ribbons from my stash!
Just a little project but you could make some great Holiday wrappings for little gifts! SO easy for School/church projects, even small children could help!" Sounds fun, doesn't it?! That's from Kathy's blog!
For my treat: please leave a comment and be the 27th person to follow me and I've got a $15 gift card to Starbucks for you! When you are scrapping, who doesn't like a coffee or tea drink to keep you warm and cozy when being creative?! or a cold beverage to keep you awake?! I just need an email from the lucky follower! (I'll need some info to send it to you!)
Thanks for bearing with me on this my first blog hop! Your next stop is

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I did it!!!!!!!!

I am so excited and can't stop smiling! I just came back from the post office and walgreens and I did it all without using my walker!! I did it!!! My balance isn't that great but I walked slow and I did it!!! I called Mike and told him I did it! and now I can't wait for Liam to come home from school and share it with him! What a blessing! Praise the Lord! doing my happy dance! Yay!

just thursday

I finished another LO last night and have plans to do another one today! Yay! It's a rainy day here and much cooler than it has been. Okay, it's cold! BRRRR! But we had some nice fall weather for a time and for that I am grateful! I am going to a scrap at a friend's house tomorrow so I am getting together some photos and page kits to take with me to get done. I am not sure how much scrapping we'll get done but who knows?!
No big plans for the weekend. My blog is part of a Halloween blog hop this weekend so I hope you will join in for the fun of it!
the bright spot on pic 4 is not a flash from my camera but is actually the sun peeking through the leaves of this tree that Mike took a pic of!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

autumn leaves 2011

the weather is absolutely GORGEOUS! praise God! it's supposed to get colder the next few days but this has been an awesome week and last weekend! I have been working on this LO for a day or so because I made my own "decorator pins!" I don't have any 'cos I've never used them so making them was a bit of a challenge. But I like the way they turned out! Thank you, Melissa, from Sketchy Thursdays for the inspiration for this LO and a shout out to Erika H. from Club CK for direction on how to make your own decorator pins! Thanks much

Saturday, October 22, 2011

fun and great day!

I had my 4th infusion of m.s. medicine last Tuesday and am feeling great! God is good! I have more energy and am walking a bit better! We went to Eckert's today and the weather was gorgeous! I was able to get on a big slide and slide down which was a ton of fun! and I was able to go on the hayride to go pick apples and pumpkins too! This was a really great day with friends and family! I was gonna scrap when we got home but all the activity wore me out. I was in the kitchen when Liam came running up the stairs from the basement freaking out about what he said was a bat! He wasn't sure but didn't want to go back downstairs to find out. So I went down the stairs to just about the bottom and looked at the window where Liam said he saw the bat and guess what? there was a bat!!! We didn't know what to do so our next door neighbor came over and him and Mike caught the bat in a mesh laundry bag and released it out back behind our fence! We have no idea how the bat came to be in our basement....but I got some good pics of it to scrap! LOL Tomorrow is church and I made a baked french toast casserole for Mike's class at church. At Eckert's I picked up some "spooky" pumpkins for the Pastor's Appreciation Lunch to make into centerpieces for it on Nov. 1st. It's a small way for me to serve the Lord by helping out. So I plan to hopefully scrap tomorrow 'cos Mike took me to Hobby Lobby yesterday and I picked up a few new papers for a few planned LOs! Yay! have a good night!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

rough week so far but...

I was motivated to scrap so the week is not lost! I was able to do this LO for Sketchy Thursdays inspired by Heidi, Lisa and Tomomi! Thanks ladies! I journaled a saying from Alice In Wonderland and had fun with the sketch in general. Now I am off to finish the bookmarks I am making for a swap on Club CK!

Friday, October 14, 2011

so friday!

busy week! went to the London Tea Room last night to listen to music, a dulcimer. It was great! I was with the ladies from M.I.T. (moms in touch). We usually meet at my house to pray on Thursday nights so last night we took a "field trip" and we had so much fun just drinking different kinds of tea and conversating about a wide variety of subjects! Today is Fabulous Friday on Frosted Designs and I came up with this LO:

Thanks Frosted Designs for the challenge! Have a blessed day!
I did this next LO for the Leaf Blog Hop happening right about now!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A rainy, gray day

I did 2 LOs, a two-pager, today of the baseball game we went to! It was the Cardinals vs. the Cubs! The Cardinals won! We had great seats and the weather was absolutely gorgeous! Thank the Lord! I got the idea for these LOs from a peep at Club CK when I was browsing for a scraplift challenge. This was a fun time!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

much better day!

I didn't scrap yesterday so after my quiet time with the Lord this morning I was ready to get scrappin'! I did a LO for fall. Yes, technically it's fall but the tree in our front yard is still thinking summer! The top has changed colors but the middle and lower half are very slooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This one LO achieved two goals for me: a scraplift challenge and a weekly challenge at Club CK! I'm actually getting ready to do another scraplift, only this time it's gonna be 2 pages! Yippee! Have a blessed day!
The lighting in the office/scrapbook room is all wonky! The page is not light purple but a light brown!

Monday, October 10, 2011

no scrappiness today!

I just have to take the day off from scrappin'! I didn't sleep too well last night. I went to see my PC this afternoon and she called in some meds for me. Mike is picking them up for me on his way home. I'm just down today and not sure why. Yesterday was church and it was awesome! God is so working in our church and people's lives! It's awesome to see! For me today is just a blah day. No big deal! Not much sleep the night before will do it to anybody I'm sure! So have a blessed day!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

so saturday

a nothing to do weekend! made a baked french toast casserole for breakfast this morning - the recipe is from the crop at Memories on Marshall. It turned out absolutely delicious! I just finished a LO for sketchy thursdays and scrapfit! thanks to all the designers for the inspiration and motivation - I work better with challenges sometimes! this week I was inspired by diana, elena and lisa @ sketchy thursdays and all the ladies at scrapfit, thanks ladies! This was a fun to do LO!

Friday, October 7, 2011

freaky friday!

I have literally scrapped all week! I'm thrilled! I need to give a shout out to the CK peeps and the message boards! They helped me out this morning - out of a funk! I wasn't in a bad mood - just not feeling my usual uppity-ness! (I made that word up!) Mike comes home today! Yay! Had MIT here last night and that was a really great time of prayer and fellowship! MIT is Moms In Touch - a group of us moms in our school district that get together to pray for the students and our kids. It's such a blessing to be able to do this every week! I did a two page LO for a challenge on Club CK yesterday - it was a sketch challenge and I love those! Here it is and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

awesome day!

wow! had an awesome day today! ran an errand then scrapped all day! it took me awhile to get the LO I was working on just right! I got some scrappy mail from 2peas and thought I wasn't gonna receive it 'til Friday so that was part of the awesomeness! (i made up that word, i think!) I made this LO for Frosted Designs and even though it took me a lot of time, the end result was totally worth it! I had a blast working on it! so thanks ladies for the inspiration and motivation!

it's hump day!

it's a scrappy kind of day! I need to get started, motivated, what have you! I just need to get started!
here's a LO I did yesterday:
Off I go to get started on today's to-do list!