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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ScrapFit rocks!

the ladies at ScrapFit are absolutely wonderful! I find much inspiration and motivation each time I browse their blog! I am so excited to be featured in the Step Class spotlight for my doily flower! WOW! this is a really awesome opportunity! check out their blog! there is such amazing talent from each of the girls and I so enjoy participating in all that is offered! off to scrap!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

SEM celebration

young love

here is my son and his girlfriend!!!(enough said!)
this is for the sketch challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles to use wood on our LO. The hearts are wood veneer from Studio Calico. I also used this page for the #2 issue challenge on Club CK. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings fellow scrappers!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

my doily flower won!

check this out:
I am so excited! thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!!!

I'm back!

okay so long story, short - I could walk on the 17th but couldn't on the 18th! I haven't felt like doing much of anything 'cept lay around and feel sorry for myself. Had 3 MRIs this last week to see if I had any new lesions but there were none! that's good news - but still no reason why I can't walk. This week I have my regular infusion of m.s. meds and then that same day I get BOTOX injections in my legs!!! OUCH!!!! I have a ton to scrap about so I will keep busy rather than think about this "speed bump" as my DH and I call these episodes!
thanks to everyone for the prayers and kind words! your support is awesome!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

testing today!

today I have 3 MRIs to find out if there is an active lesion on my lower spine which may be causing me not to be able to walk. My legs stopped working last Friday and there has been a lot of pain! This has hit me hard since I have been doing so well on the new m.s. medicine I started taking almost a year ago. I know it's not a cure...I still had limitations but I was feeling a bit more normal than I have in like 3 years! I know God has got my back and the boys have been absolutely wonderful! I am truly blessed!
I'm happy to be able to get back to scrapping after a few tearful days and nights. My sincere thanks to my peeps at Club CK for their prayers, kind words, support and encouragement through my ongoing battle with m.s. Now I am going to have a coffee with my husband and get ready for testing later this morning! Blessings to all my fellow scrappers!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


this is my third post of the day! I blogged about someone else's blog and a giveaway and I finished 2 LOs! I really liked the pics of these birds and the sketch from Creative Scrappers #208 was perfect for the design I had in mind! I stayed true to the sketch and had fun with the colors!
that's all from me today...I haven't been feeling all that great and it's hard to walk. I'm praying it's not an exacerbation and my m.s. If y'all could say a prayer for me that would be great! Blessings my fellow scrappers!


this was hard to do without a tear or two! I miss my momma!

special thanks to ScrapFit for the doily flower tutorial. It was perfect for this LO!

blog giveaway!

hi all! gonna scrap today! here is the blog giveaway:
I love blog candy! thanks!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


on Club CK issue challenge #1 was to use staples. well, I had colored staples so I thought I would experiment with them! Not crazy about these two "experiments" - the color came off of some of the staples:

I used foam stamps and embossing powder for the flowers. I haven't done this technique in a long time so it's a bit messy. All in all to experiment was fun!

Getting It Done!

the crop last night at the LSS was really great! This LO I did for WWU #27 over at ScrapFit where you had to "fussy cut!" I loved this challenge! I "fussy cut" the flowers from the background page to "pop" them up on the main LO. I didn't have any bling flourishes I liked for this page so I made my own flourish by using a punch and white cardstock! This was fun!

Friday, May 11, 2012

crop! crop! crop!

2 crops today! a whole 10 hours of uninterrupted scrapping!! fun! good times!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


okay...last post of the day! here is the "snowflake" I created from quilling:
kinda sad but I figure it gets better the more you practice!

in the process

this is how far I have gotten with the quilling:

the tutorial I am going by is from ScrapFit:
I'm loving this creative process! 
This is what I purchased at the LSS with the member discount:
gotta get back to work on the quilling! Hope everyone is having a great day!

something new today

this has been an adventurous week for me! pinwheels and then doily flowers...and today I'm going to try quilling! as you can see I haven't started's a bit intimidating!!
today there is a member discount at the LSS so I am off to maybe purchase a little something scrappy! I am going to try the quilling when I get back!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

sweet treats cafe

this is the M.oms I.n P.rayer group that meets once a week to pray for our children and the kids in our school district. The church I attend had a "Sweet Treats Cafe" and I invited the group to attend. We called this a "field trip" since it was on a night we would normally meet at my house! This group of ladies have a real heart for Christ and I love them dearly!
this LO is for the Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs. We had to look through our stash and include at least 4 of the following 8 on our project: rub ons, ribbon, brads, stickers, glitter, the color purple, butterfly, or flower. This is what I came up with:
on this page I have rub ons, brads, butterflies, and flowers. Pretty much this whole LO are Bazzill products and this was a great challenge!

here comes trouble

oh the joys of boys! 

just scrappin' away

yesterday it was it's doily flowers! I made this doily flower for Step Class #4 over at ScrapFit. I am working on a LO about my mom and I'm going to use this really great embellishment on it! I'm loving this week's projects!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I did it!!!

here is my second try at the pinwheel:
yes! finally! the paper I used is from My Mind's Eye - the Miss Caroline 6 X 6 designer paper pad "fiddlesticks" and a silver brad from my stash. The paper pad is from an RAK on Club CK. This was fun! I'm just scrapping today so I hope to be back later with a finished LO. Hope everyone is having a great day!

pinwheel disaster!

today I tried a new embellishment technique: a pinwheel! this is where I found a great tutorial: and here is my first try:
I think I can see what the problem is! am going to try again!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring BBQ

we have had a great Spring...lots of rain but still nice! I was able to finish one LO at least for today:

Monday, Monday...

I like Mondays! I browse blogs and challenge sites to get ready and gear up for the week! I have at least 2 planned for today but if I only get 1 done - that's OK! I feel like I put too much pressure on my self to participate in challenges, especially with all the talent out there in scrappy land! There is much inspiration and motivation to be had that's for sure! We'll see what I come up with for the next few LOs - my usual clean and simple or maybe I'll try shabby chic! Who knows, I'm just gonna go with how I feel and what I have on hand to scrap with.
That being said, the local scrapbook store is having a member sale on Thursday and I'll hit that 'cos I want to join a club they are having anyway. It's all about die cuts so I'm super excited! Then on Friday I am going to crop at my friend's house 'til 2 or 3, go home and meet the same friend at the local scrapbook store for a crop from 5 - 11! Crazy I know! but I'm excited! Hopefully I can get more LOs done and make some new scrappy friends at the same time! The friend who I scrap with on Fridays is going to the CKC convention as well in June! That's the news for now. I'm ready to get starting scrapping!
Blessings my friends and fellow scrappers!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

78 brads!

whew! just finished a LO with a new concept I learned over at Big Picture Classes yesterday for National Scrapbook Day! One of the challenges was to make a "fanciful frame" for a picture. I used a new punch and a total of 78 brads for this page!
hopefully I can start on a few more LOs today! oh! and as for the "super moon" last night, here is a pic we took around 11 or so:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

LGS with it!

the #9 challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy! is "white plus one" and I had a blast with it! This LO has a ton of my favorite things on it like hand stitching, twine, hexagons, buttons, flowers, misting, and a rhinestone brad! and the color is simply my absolute favorite color GREEN!
hope everyone is having a great National Scrapbook Day!

NSD 2-pager

I did these next 2 LOs for the May Sketch It Out! challenge over at Club CK:

what a great day of scrapping!

Happy NSD!!!

I plan on scrapping all day! here is a really great blog giveaway: She does awesome work! I am at work on a bunch of LOs and will post as I finish each and every one! Happy scrapping!