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Thursday, December 29, 2011

spent all day scrapping! yay! fun! I finished one more LO and now I'm done for the day!

Koko at Christmas

this next LO is for Sketch Along Tuesdays at Frosted Designs:

this was fun! I used Basic Grey paper and the rest is Bazzill and from my stash. Thanks to Ashley Horton for the awesome sketch and the great DT at for a wonderful challenge! 

my Top Ten of 2011!

the last 6 months have been awesome! here's my top 10 for this year! (well last 6 mos. anyway!)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 in review

The weekly challenge at Club CK is to create scrappy goodness with 12 of "something!" Like using a stamp 12 times or 12 rhinestones or 12 staples, etc. You get the point! I am thrilled with this challenge because just this past weekend I got the idea to do a LO of 2011: a year in review! For this page I printed out 12 photos - one from each month of this year - 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 each - and I went through my Basic Grey stash coming up with this LO!:

yay! more scrappy goodness!

over at Frosted Designs it is a new Sketch Along Tuesdays Sketch by Ashley Horton!:

I am so excited to try this one out! I just love Ashley's sketches! So go check it out at Have a great day everyone!

Monday, December 26, 2011

nearing the end!

     As we draw near to the end of 2011, I am going through the pictures I took over this year and planning to do a "Year In Review" LO. The last 6 months have been awesome for me and scrapping and the challenge at ScrapFit is to choose a favorite LO. It was fun looking back at the LOs I've created and I chose this one as a favorite:

     As I look back at this year I'm reminded of how blessed I am with family and friends! I know lots of people make "resolutions" for the new year and I've done that before so I was thinking of how I can make a difference this coming new year. I'm very excited about keeping one resolution from this year (2011) and that was to read the Bible from cover to cover! I followed my Daily Bread devotional for direction on reading the Bible through. It was great! I have the NIV and the Message side-by-side Bible and so I read it through in the NIV so now I want to read it through coming by way of the Message! I am so excited!
     Another "resolution" I want to try out is to use my computer and scrap digitally at least once a month. I have done it before and was pleased with what I created but I love hands-on pages a bit more! Well, off to scrap! Happy New Year to all! Blessings!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

merry Christmas eve!

     Yay! it's Christmas Eve and I am so excited about being able to actually participate this year! Today has been quiet so I was able to scrap! We are going to spend Christmas Eve with family and I just had to get in some scrapping! I have another LO almost finished...I just need to think of a title!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

not much

going on today...just a TON of activities! I met two moms from the M.I.T. prayer group I am a part of at the middle school and high school to drop off treats for the faculty for Christmas! M.I.T. stands for Moms In Touch...a group of parents who get together to pray for the students and faculty of our school district. This is the website: It's a wonderful time of fellowship and prayer each week and I love it!
     I am going to lunch with a good friend of mine in a few hours and then need to run some errands before school gets out. Tomorrow is a half day at school and the last day before winter break/holidays! I'm so excited for Christmas! I am picking up the kids tomorrow when school lets out and plan on taking them to Ted Drewe's for an early Christmas treat!
     We had our Sunday School Christmas party at church last Sunday and it was really wonderful to see some familiar faces that I haven't seen in awhile. The church is all prettied up with Christmas decorations and I am looking forward to the Christmas Eve service and there is also a Christmas morning service. I am excited! Hope everyone is having a great day! I hope to scrap this afternoon!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

word of the year

I did a LO today for a challenge - well actually several challenges - the first is for ScrapFit #57 "word of the year." I really got into creating this page 'cos this year has had its ups and downs! The first 3 months of 2011 I was in and out of the hospital, the summer was shot with the high temps we had, and I had several steroid treatments which are just plain hard on my body. These last 6 months have really been AWESOME! I joined Club CK and had the opportunity to meet and scrap with some wonderful ladies who have become friends I treasure! I started on a new M.S. medicine and feel a ton better! I had prayed for a long time to feel even just a little bit better and God has blessed me with so much more - more energy, better walking, just better all the way around! So I chose "be" as my word of the year. To be all sorts of different! I had fun coming up with ways to "be!"

I am also using this LO for 2 challenges over at Frosted Designs: for Fab Friday and Sketch Along Tuesdays Sketch #30. The ribbon I used runs along towards the top of the page.
Ladies at both sites - I just want to say thank you for all the inspiration and motivation y'all have provided me these past 6 months. What you have provided I call "scrap therapy" because the inspiration helps my mind and keeps my somewhat creative juices flowing and the motivation keeps me busy and active! What I have - multiple sclerosis - is a day-by-day disease and its hard to deal with sometimes but like I told the ladies at the crop I was able to go to scrapping has helped me to forget for a time that I am sick. So thank you ladies ever so much! Blessings!

Friday, December 16, 2011

another giveaway opportunity!

Wow! today is turning out to be a "giveaway" kind of day! Another one of my favorite blogs is: and they have a giveaway too! This is totally cool! Keep an eye on their blog 'cos it's always inspiring and motivating to see the work of these two sisters!

ScrapFit rocks!

I love mini pictures of an event or holiday! So much more can be fit on a page when I can make some pics smaller!This next LO is for Workout #58 over at using mini-pics of my son's birthday:

happy friday!

     Here's a blog you just gotta visit:
it's really awesome! there is much inspiration, tutorials and motivation! off to scrap!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

wet day!

     Had my 6th infusion of M.S. medicine at the hospital yesterday...also had blood drawn for testing! Praise! Everything tested within normal limits! Now I'm just tired and worn out BUT I did get 2 LOs done today and had fun with it too! My birthday was at the beginning of the month and I got a Kindle Fire which is totally awesome! I did a LO with it for ScrapFit WW#20 - distressing and using at least one chipboard element. The flames were fun to make and I used some of the box the Kindle Fire came in that I tore up.

     I finished another LO with a picture my mom took in 1983 of a beautiful cardinal in the snow on my grandma's bird feeder! All that white and a brilliant red cardinal made for a memorable page!
today was a good day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

monday, monday

     What a great weekend! I am hoping to scrap alot today but before that I would like to give a shout out to the ScrapFit ladies who are hosting a DT call! I have applied and would love to be a ScrapFit girl! The challenges are really great and truly inspirational each and every week! So be sure to stop by and check them out: Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

a big thank you!

     I want to thank the team at Creative Scrappers for the awesome giveaway posted this last week on their blog! You all ROCK! I didn't realize anything 'til we had just gotten home from picking out our Christmas wreath at Ted Drewe's! I logged on to Club CK and a fellow peep had convo'd me about seeing the news on the CS blog. I am so excited! I really enjoy the challenges and look forward to seeing what comes next to inspire and motivate my own scrappiness!
     We went to church today! It was really nice to see friends and spend time with them in community worship. The rest of the Christmas lights went up on our house today and afterwards we headed out to pick up our Christmas wreath! We drove around again to see Christmas lights only in different neighborhoods this time and wow! there are alot of Christmas lights on alot of houses this year! It was awesome! Here is a couple pics from tonight's adventure:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

brrrrr! it's cold!

     Hi there! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am a scrappin' fool today! This LO was slow in the making because of the flower. I love what the DT did at Sketchy Thursdays and I was especially drawn to Kyoko's LO and Jenny's! The flower was actually much bigger when I bought it at the store but I cut it up and made it smaller for the page. This was a fun challenge! The flower is also extremely glittery (SP?) and I really like the effect of it on the LO! The challenge was to use glitter over at Frosted Designs. I was also able to use this LO for the color challenge at Club CK using cream, purple and blue. So now I'm off to finish another LO I just started about my parents. I'll be back when I get it done!
     So I feel all scrapped out! I have two more LOs to do for this week but I'm going to wait until tomorrow and just veg out for a bit! In fact, I just received the new Creating Keepsakes magazine and I think I will give it a look! Here's the LO I've been working on the last hour or so:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

it's tuesday...

     I went to lunch with a good friend of mine today. It was a bit snowy outside but it didn't stick or anything and it was nice to get out and meet with my friend! I came home and got to scrappin'! It was great to use my scrappy goodies from American Crafts! It is the Hollyday line and perfect for this Christmas season! This LO is a before and after of our Christmas tree: before it was decorated and what it looks like after a whole 3 hours of putting on the ornaments and trim! It really is quite lovely!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

awesome day!

     We went to church this morning! Yay! I was able to discern God's hand at work in my life: the sermon was based on Romans 12 which is a favorite New Testament chapter of mine and is a page from the Bible I just received as scrappy mail from a fellow peep from Club CK! God works in mysterious ways and I am thrilled to pieces with what the Lord is doing in my life and that of my family's!
     We came home and finished decorating the Christmas tree, which took us over 3 hours! We then went to Ted Drewe's and went through some of the neighborhoods in our area looking at the various Christmas lights! It was an awesome day and a great time of family memories and blessings we will treasure forever!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Finally Friday!

     Thanks to ScrapFIT for picking my "thankful" comment for the thankful giveaway! You ladies are awesome! I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and look forward to creating for many more to come! I love the inspiration and motivation I get each time I visit the ScrapFIT blog!
     Not much going on today...just gonna scrap and then scrap some more! Woo hoo!