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Saturday, February 25, 2012


I just can break out of this "melancholy" state of mind. I tried scrapping but my sewing machine has gotten the better of me. So I am stopping for the moment and will try again later. This was such a hard week. I was hoping to snap out of it but I still have not been able to break free. For those of you who do read this blog thank you and I appreciate your support. Prayers are welcome.
I do have a bright spot to share...yesterday I received some scrappy goodness from a fellow peep on clubck! what a welcome bit of sunshine to my otherwise cloudy atmosphere!:

thank you my friend!

free subscription to Creating Keepsakes!

this is a great chance to win a free subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine for a whole year! thanks Adele!

Friday, February 17, 2012

friday is here!

it is a gorgeous morning today! a bit chilly but the sun is shining and God is good! the picture I took of the LO I was working on yesterday did not come out real well so I took one this morning! I used the Creative Scrappers sketch #194. It's just right for my style of scrapping - clean and simple! Hope everyone has a blessed day!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

trying new techniques!

I made a few scrappy goals for this new year. One was to learn new techniques with PSE and I have learned a trick or two but I want to learn hands-on as well. Tonight I totally stumbled onto a new way (for me) to make a title by heat embossing on a transparency! I went to the copy place to get a transparency printed out for me but it was going to take ages so I bought a piece of transparency and brought it home. I put the sheet of transparency in the paper cassette of the printer and looked for a tab to choose what piece of paper I was going to print on. Now please understand that I don't have much experience in the realm of technology and this was going to be a stretch for me to accomplish the task at hand! I didn't find a tab anywhere near the element I wanted to print on so I just went for it and printed out the title I wanted. Well it seemed to print out fine even if it wasn't quite dry. I put it aside and went to work on the rest of the LO I was working on.
I looked at the transparency a little while later and thought it might have dried but no! it was still wet. So I had the idea to cover the title in black embossing powder and then heat embossed it and I love how it turned out!

I did end up finishing the LO but the lighting in the office/scrap room is not that great. I will take a picture of it tomorrow morning when it's daylight. Blessings my bloggy friends!

scraplifting is fun!!!

I love the scraplift challenge on Club CK! last month I did not pay attention to the due date for the LOs but I made it on time this month!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


went to Bible study at church today and all I can say is WOW! I am so enjoying being able to attend Bible study with Treasure Seekers at church again! We are studying Beth Moore's James: Mercy Triumphs and I am in awe of God's perfect timing of this awesome study which I am sure was written just for me!! You know what I mean - when you're in church service and you can almost swear the pastor is preaching just to you - so that's me in this Bible study!!
off to scrap now! bit bluesy today so being somewhat creative I'm sure will help! either that or frustrate me to no end!!!! still working on that title in PSE......

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

PSE title help

I am working on a LO and thought of one of my goals for this new year which is to learn more about going digital like for embellishments, titles, etc. I am not so good at working with PSE and do not know how to "merge" alphabet letters to make a title out of different fonts and such. It's really frustrating me!!!! This is what I have so far:
Any suggestions or just how to do it would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, February 13, 2012

got snow?

hee hee! just made myself giggle with the title! so it's been snowing on and off all day...we now have nearly 2" that has actually stuck to the ground as well as everything else! not sure if it will stick around though. The news says we should expect thunderstorms in 2 days time which means the snow will go away. Oh well! Hope everyone is having a good night! Setting up to do another LO for tomorrow and then it's off to bed! Blessings my bloggy friends!

one done!

I need to start printing pictures I haven't scrapped yet from when I wasn't able to scrap! Make sense? hmmm I wonder! So here is a LO I did for Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays. It's a sketch from the extremely talented Jenny Evans!

I stayed true to the sketch because 1. I love everything about it and 2. I really needed some direction to get to scrapping! So thanks Jenny for the awesome sketch and here's what I did with it:
all the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the rest - brads, twine, thread and ampersand sticker - is misc. BUT it's all from my stash! Yay! After this spending freeze I'm going to go nuts! Well, we'll have to wait and see! It is still snowing off and on but the ground isn't even covered! The news says it will get heavier as the day goes by. Hmmm! We'll just see!

snowy monday!

just a real quick note to say Good Morning! It has started snowing - just lightly though - and the news says we may get 1 - 3" but who knows!Off to scrap!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

giveaway! has a prize to give away:

Aren't they the sweetest bunnies?  And they're just in time for Easter!
This is from the Frosted Designs Blog Hop!

such an honor!

I just got home from church and was checking my email and guess what I found from photochic (Heather) one of my favorite scrappers! It made me cry and made my day! her blog is awesome! Check out her blog:     
Now a little about the Liebster Blog award:
"Liebster" is German for dearest, beloved or favorite. The award is given from one blogger to another and is intended to showcase up-and-coming blogs typically with less than 200 followers. It's a chance to get more traffic to their blogs and to share the love and creativity that is out there. There is no evaluation committee or formal process for this award. It is simply peer recognition for your hard work---which is pretty terrific, right?
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Friday, February 10, 2012

a cloudy day

     today it has been overcast and cloudy with a cold front moving in for the weekend. So today being a cloudy day was my motivation to get some scrapping done! Lately I love to "fussy" cut and stitch (hand and machine) on my LOs. I am still using only what is in my stash and love being surprised by what I can create with all the stuff I already have! This could be bad though because I may go crazy when the spending freeze is over and go overboard with spending on pretty scrapbook things!!! but I am taking precautions and making a list of what I would like to have so that I can make good decisions when I am finally able to buy scrappy stuff.
     The LO I did today is from 2007 (yikes!). I only used 3 photos but I really like how it turned out!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

8th infusion today!

hi there! I'm back from spending a few hours at the hospital for my monthly infusion of m.s. medicine. I feel great! Almost scarily so! (is that a word?) oh well! I have had tons of energy this week and I keep using really big words and making up new ones! I am so blessed by the Lord...I prayed to feel a little bit better with this new medicine and He gave me so much more! I haven't felt this good in so long! In fact I was afraid I wouldn't know what feeling "good" would feel like ever again...but I have been truly humbled by this experience and wouldn't trade it for anything! I have learned so much and have come to accept and appreciate my new "normal!" For all my scrapbooking buddies - yes! I will be scrapping my new "normal" as soon as I figure out how to make it come to life through pics and paper!
thanks to everyone for their continued support and encouragement! I am truly blessed and in awe of my Savior's grace and mercy! He thrills my heart! Blessings!

Monday, February 6, 2012

monday, monday...

well it's monday and I am excited to start the week off with a LO I've been working on! I misted, I punched and fussy cut and glued a ton! This was fun! I'm still only using what I have in my stash and am just enjoying the creative process! I stitched (again) using my Bazzill templates, white cardstock, the green paper is by Sandylion, the mist is by Ranger, the hearts and stars are by Heidi Swap, and the mist design is an overlay by Maya Road. I'm still trying to decide if I need a title or some journaling - if anybody has a suggestion, please leave me a comment. It is much appreciated! Blessings!

can I just say I love this part of the LO?! (the stitching and clusters)