Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hello...just dropping in to give an update. Seven days ago, I had a full abdominal hysterectomy or as I like to say...I've been gutted like a deer or a fish. I know that I will be pleased with the end result but as of now, I am just so very thankful for my parents and I am thankful for pain meds. LOL!!!!! Be back soon!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Checking in...

Wanted to drop off my latest layouts I have been working on. Stephanie over at Bella Blvd. sent me a fab box of goodies to play with. I was immediately inspired to create 3 of these fun layouts.

Beach Bum...Plastino collection

"You"-nique...Super Stud collection

Christmas Joy...December Details collection

This next one is with my fab kit by Studio Calico....very awesome kit club!!!! Love all the yummy papers and embellishments.

Bold & Confident...

In conclusion, I wanted to let you know that I will be gone for a little bit. I will be having a full hysterectomy on Tuesday. My momma and daddy will be coming in tomorrow to help me with my recovery and to take care of the kiddos since dear hubby has to continue working. I am so thankful for a wonderful and loving family who are there for me when I need them.

Also, I know I have said this before, but I am so thankful for all of my beautiful scrappy friends. There are so many of you who are so very dear to my heart...some who I have met, some who I would love to meet. I can not say enough about how awesome this art form has it has given me an outlet for myself but also how it has allowed me to meet so many fabulous women. Big Hugs to all of you!!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Some Bella, Studio Calico, and Moxie?????

Morning!!!! I hope and pray you had a lovely Easter Holiday. I know me and my family really enjoyed our time together.
Boy, I have been taking some much needed time off from everyday life. I think I have read about 4 books so far. Life has thrown me a few curve balls in the last 6 months and scrapping has always been my sanctuary but now the wind in my sails have blown out. It is kind of funny how we make our children take a "time out" when they have done something wrong or have a stinky attitude yet it is so hard for us, as the parent, to realize when it is time to just take a "time out" for ourselves. So that is what I am doing at this present time.
Have you ever watched Night at the Museum 2???? I love the character Amy Adams plays, Amelia Earhart. At one point her character is speaking to Ben Stiller's character and she says, "you've lost your MOXIE". Do you get it???? Sometimes we lose what we are passionate about. It gets lost somewhere in the pressures of life to do and be better. So while I take a rest, I am going to find my MOXIE.

While on assignment for the fabulous Stephanie Hunt who is the creator of the fabulous Bella Blvd., I was challenged to create a layout about friends. This is me and two of my high school friends at our favorite chinease restuarant. When I go home I always love to hook up with some of my girls that I have known now for the last 25 years. Wow time sure flys by so fast!!!!

Here is Bella Blvd., Estate Sale line....

I was also challenged to do an altered project. I honestly am terrified of altered projects just because it is out of my comfort zone but I continue to push beyond my fears. I made a mini tin with my favorite Bella line, All Inclusive. I would like to take this time to thank Stephanie for her belief in me and allowing me to be a part of the Bella Artista team. You rock Stephanie!!!!!

Before I go, here is the last lo I have created in which I used products from my first kit by Studio Calico. I have heard so many fab things about SC so I decided to take the plunge and try them out. (Think about it ladies, if we are not scrapping, we are shopping for scrapy supplies. It is a vicious cycle!!! LOL!!! )Such sweet papers for a sweet picture. This is Abigail and my niece, Madisyn. They truly are some "sweet lil Girls".