November 16, 2007


Happy Friday everyone!! I feel ssooooo much better than I have the last ten days! Thanks again to all of you for all the nice comments you left for me - it really lifted my spirits to read them! So, I have been tagged by Becky - check out her blog, she does fabulous work! Here goes:

1. If you could have $100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? Definitely paper - I cannot seem to get enough of it!
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose? I really do love ribbon, but I love my stamps too, so I would have to say stamps.
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do? Definitely layouts since scrapbooking is definitely my passion.
4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home? I have wanted to own my own scrapbook store for a long time and I am still looking into the idea - it is a HUGE risk but I think it would be soooo much fun! And, I love to have a scrap room at home to call my it greedy to want both - LOL!
5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? I would have to say it varies so maybe eclectic? Hmmmm....this one is a hard one!

So, there you have it. Now, I have to tag four people but everyone seems to have already been tagged so if you have not, consider yourself chosen! Now, here are two more pages to share today. The pictures are of my kids carving their pumpkins with Grandpa keeping a watchful eye out to make sure they are doing it right! I love these shots because this is the first Halloween that my children have ever spent with my in-laws and I just love the fact that they have this memory now! I used some pumpkin DP from my stash because it was perfect for the layout and then I backed one picture in apricot appeal (it really looks like a light orange to me) with strips of the same along the bottom of the page. I used pumpkin pie for the other picture and stripped the same paper but layered it vertically this time. I stamped pumpkins on the creamy caramel tag I had and colored them in using my stampin write markers. The tag is inked on the edges with apricot appeal and then I added some cute May Arts ribbon from my stash. The pumpkins are die cuts that I popped up on dimensionals and used for my journaling. Both pics are mounted with brads - black and orange, how appropriate, huh?! I also added some of the same ribbon to my son's page because well, I love ribbon!!!! Again, I personalized my journaling by handwriting it out. I truly love these pages for what they represent to me and my family. I hope you enjoy them too!!! We will be putting in the wood flooring in our new house this weekend so I will not have time to blog but I will be back on Monday with new pages. Have a FABULOUS weekend!!

November 14, 2007


Hi all! Feeling a bit better today although definitely not 100%. This has really hit me hard - I cannot believe how long it is taking to feel better. I think the medicine has finally kicked in though since I can breathe better now and actually swallow without extreme pain. So, I think I am on the mend at last. Just in time for Thanksgiving too! Now, on to the pages I want to share today! These are the kids playing on the old iron cows, yes, cows at the pumpkin patch. They are really neat to see - the details are pretty amazing. The other picture shows the kids in this giant iron pumpkin which was awesome for them to climb on! Both pages are based in creamy caramel and I used some fall DP I had from my stash that I brought along. I used my large oval punch and a pumpkin die cut to journal on - I love journaling on these small tags because I think it adds a real personal touch. The ribbon is double sided and perfect for fall, and again from my stash so I am not really sure who made it. The pictures are backed in old olive and I used my corner rounder to soften them a little. I did add a few fall embellishments that I had also. Voila! There you have it - two more pages to add to my MILs book! Have a great day!

November 12, 2007


Hi all!! Thanks so much to all of you for your wonderful well wishes - they mean a lot to me! I am still pretty sick and have been confined to bed for the last three days - seems I have strep throat on top of the bronchitis so I got yet ANOTHER antibiotic to combat my new cooties - YUK!!! But, I decided I could read blogs and post on mine. So, here are two more pages - hope you all enjoy them! Again, sorry for the poor quality of my pictures but I have limited resources right now. These pages show the kids getting ready to head off into the corn maze .My niece was too funny. She kept picking the corn and saying she wanted to have some popcorn and was very frustrated when she looked at it and did not see any! My kids were ready to race through but sat still long enough for me to capture a quick pic of them before they took off through the maze! It is hard to see, but on the left picture I used my new piercing template from SU! and I am in LOVE with it! It really makes the page in person and I got soooo many comments on it when working on this page at the crop! The DP I used is actually bamboo but it sort of looks like corn stalks when used with the pictures so I went with it!! And, I used some of my cool buttons - love them!! So, there you have it - I will share two more tomorrow! Right now, I am off to take a look at all your blogs because I am going through withdrawals - lol!!

November 11, 2007


Spent the day yesterday in the hospital - seems I have a very BAD case of bronchitis. I could not breathe, had a very high fever, and just felt like death warmed over. Sooooo, I have all kinds of drugs and have done nothing but sleep. Just wanted you all to know that I should be able to post two new pages tomorrow - Tony has the camera at the house and that is where my pics are! Back to bed for me. Hope you all are having a better weekend than I am!