Friday, March 26, 2010

About Me...

I am a complex woman...not to be placed into one specific catagory. Here are a few reasons why...

I love Daughtry...or as I like to call him, Chris. We are on a more personal level, at least in my mind. LOL!!! What is funny is I can listen to all types of music. My mood determines the music I want to listen to. I like rock, jazz, country, contemporary christian...and much much more.

mmmmm, yummy!!!! Shhhhhhh, don't tell my husband!!!

Another thing you may not know is that I have a tattoo. What is even more shocking is that I got it just this past year before my 37th birthday. I have always said that IF I ever got one it would be a fleur des leis. My tattoo signifies my heritage and my love for where I come from. I am a Louisiana girl, born and bred. But don't be fooled by my accent, because I am also an intelligent woman. I loved the quote from "Sweet Home Alabama", where jake said, "I may talk slow but I'm not stupid". That is a big pet peeve of mine...I do not believe in making judgements about people based on their race, sex, religion or nationality. As a Christian, I strongly believe in the phrase, "treat others as you want to be treated". I believe you should love one another, keep an open heart and open mind. The minute you judge another, you have closed the door to all sorts of possibilities. Stepping off of my soapbox...

Let's see...I drive a minivan

I live in a suburb or as I call it the burbs

I have a strong dislike for those who think they are better than others

I read all the time...I loooove mystery but my fave is paranormal romance...

I love photography, decorating my house, and of course scrapbooking

I have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, nerve scarring, and 2 herniated disc.

I adore my kids, they are the air that I breathe!!!!

I love my husband...We have had some extremely rocky times, but we have
endured and grown stronger because of it. He is my best friend and my biggest

I have been hurt deeply and I have been loved deeply.

I am strong and stubborn minded...

I am loyal to my friends...there is nothing I won't do for those that I love.

Those are just a few things about me...we are all unique in our own special way.

A layout for the road... Me and my mommy on our summer vacation last year. She is the wind beneath my wings!!!! Have a fabulous weekend!!!! Much love from me to you!

FYI...Sadly, I have resigned from my DT position with Creative Scrappers. I have had some complications from a procedure I had (endometrial ablasion). I am scheduling my hysterectomy next week. I hope this will end a lot of issues I have had for the last 6-8 months. I will keep you posted.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Time for some Bella!!!!!

Well as you know I was very priveledged to be a part of the Bella team. During this month I will be a featured Bella Artista. I am very excited to be a part of this awesome manufactoring company. Please come and check out this fab company and the awesome lines of papers they have to offer for all of us scrappers.

A layout using "Man of the House".
based on a sketch by Julie Bonner

Saw this on facebook a couple of weeks ago and loved it!!!!! Sad...but true!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A day late

It's Monday and it is day 1 of spring break!!! I got to stay up late last night, finish my book, and sleep in late. It has been an busy weekend so let me get started...

Sunday...Creative Scrapper's Reval day, Sketch #95. I really enjoyed this sketch and I hope you do too.

Sunday March 14, 2010 my firstborn child turned 18!!!!!! I can't believe that my baby has grown up so fast and has now become a man. He has one more year at home (he will be a senior next year) then he intends to join the Airforce. I am very proud of him but very saddened to know that he will be leaving the nest. How does a mother prepare herself to let one of her children go? Oh well, that is for another day.

Friday Duane completed his classwork training for the Union Pacific Railroad. He has one more month of on-the-job training and he will receive his license as an engineer! I am so very proud of him. We made a huge sacrifice in order for him to do this because UP decreases your salary tremondously until completion of the course. I love you Duane and I thank you for your commitment and determination.

Monday, March 8, 2010

A day in the life of me...

How was your weekend? I had a fabulous day with my daughter, Abigail. I think all moms should have time set aside for a mother/daughter day. Abigail and I went to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland. It was sooooo fantastic and Johnny Depp proved again why he was made for acting...sheer genious!!!!!

Before going to the movie, Abigail and I came across this really pretty walkway area...I think they call it the Waterway Park. The fountain was just beautiful so we parked the car to stop and do a little photo shoot. Here are two of my favorite pictures.

On Sunday I was inspired to pull out some of the new GCD papers and embellies that I had found at Archivers. I was a little intimidated at first because I just hate to cut into such pretty papers. I searched the internet and finally came across a sketch that I liked by Pencil Lines and viola...a pretty page for a pretty girl!

Here is a layout I did of my parents with our newest little addition, Madisyn. I called it "the sweet life" because momma and daddy are both retired and enjoying life. I did some misting and masking at the bottom and really just did a pretty frame with one of the Martha Stewart punches. The tree is a die I have from Quickutz. I really love the way it turned out and had a lot of fun doing it.I am trying to expand myself into other things besides layouts and made this little easter card with some left over papers from Making Memories. Cards and altered items are a little scarey for me but once I plunge in and go for it, I really have a lot of fun with it. So keep those scraps of paper, you never know when they will come in handy.

Now for project 365...

My latest read...

What I do while I am scrapping...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today is the Day!!!!!

Today is the day!!!! Let the "Crawl" Begin!

Wanna win this Bella beautiful-ness worth $50?! It's Bella's brand new CHA Winter products! For a chance to win Bella Blvd's giveaway, leave a comment over at Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Blog!!! Nikki will choose the winner on Sunday night and I'll announce it here on Monday morning! Good luck!!!!

Are you ready to Blog Crawl?! Here are the details:

This Crawl is a "free-style" crawl, meaning there is no correct order to hop from Blog to Blog. Here you will find links to all the Bella Blvd Artistas participating in the Handmade Craft Giveaways! Each of them have unique, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts to give away!! From frames and cards to party favors and gifts, they were all made with Bella products! Get to know Bella's Artistas and enter yourself to win! Here's just a sneak at what they've cooked up for all the Bella Blvd fans out there!

When you're finished crawling around the Bella Blvd Artistas' blogs, hop on over to Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils to get more links to their designers' Handmade Giveaways! You'll have the entire weekend to crawl!

On Monday, March 8, more than 50 giveaway winners will be announced throughout all the blog sites! {Not to mention an unmentionable amount of inspiration in just 2.5 days!}

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just another day...

Well my 365 project has been slightly delayed. At about 4 am yesterday morning I am nudged awake by my 12 year old son who is very sick with a tummy ache. That tummy ache turned into an all day stomach flu. Poor baby was so sick and I could do nothing but fetch his gatorade and try to make him comfy.

Today I have been somewhat productive. Whipped out 2 layouts in nothing flat. Dear hubby exchanged my library books for another one that I had on reserve. Dear son stayed home with fever today so I have been keeping watch over him. I am sure more work is ahead when the other 2 kiddos get home from school but as for now, I will just enjoy the moment.

Landon and Madisyn during her last visit to see us. She is such a ham and so much fun!!!!

This was a picture I captured of Momma and Abigail during the Christmas break. Abigail adores her mamaw. As a matter of fact the other night without being prompted, she got my phone and texted her mamaw and they had the sweetest conversation. I love that my kids love their grandparents.