Friday, August 31, 2007

Great Wolf Lodge

Here's a quick layout of our trip to the water park this week. We had a blast, the best yet! The joy on the kids faces was worth the price of the stay. Hard to take many pictures at a water park with an electronic device! LOL

Looky Looky!!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Taking a brief break

Look where we are heading for the night. Trying to get in one last thing before school starts. Tomorrow is the school open house. Thursday work. Friday rest, saturday rest, Sunday wedding. Monday proof pictures & holiday. Tuesday School starts & working, Wednesday Pack for expo, Thursday Drive to Indy, Friday Expo, Saturday Expo, Sunday drive home.

Sooo as you can see...I need a small break!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Guess what I did...

I broke all my rules for attending expos. I never buy stuff. I am there to sell not buy. Well, I caved. But it was for purely business reasons. I found myself in a Bind and It was All over. Bev caved we both are now in a bind. But think of the really cute things I can create with it.

You must have guessed my purchase by now, right!

EDIT: See RED words.

Home Safe

We made it home safe. Expo was good. Did well considering the weather.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Holy are not going to believe this but as were setting up for the expo we had to take cover due to tornado sightings in the next county over. We lost power too. It was crazy. It is still storming.

Auntie Em, Auntie Em, Toto just ran away!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Just playing

Saw a cute layout on twopeas with a similar design so I wanted to try it out. I tried to find it but it's nearly impossible. Don't know who it was by or when I saw it. Sorry. It may not have even looked like this! LOL The flowers came from KrystalHartley. Everything else is LifeTimez.


Heading out to Chicago area to do an expo with Scrapbook Girl Clothing & Accessories. I have not even started loading my van yet. I can't walk up & down the steps easily without anything in my arms. So loading myself is out of the question.

Wish us luck! Will try to post while gone.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My foot/ankle

Here's a quick update. X-ray shows nothing. But they are thinking it's a torn ligament. I have to go Monday for a MRI. They wanted me to go Thursday or Friday but I am going to be in Chicago for the expo. So they told me to just wrap it and try to stay off it as much as possible. They have no clue what an expo entails. Stay off it?? HOW? It's been like this for nearly a year so a few more days can't possibly hurt me, can it?!

Stewart wedding II

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Stewart Wedding

Here's a couple from yesterdays wedding. See anyone you know??!!

Friday, August 17, 2007


I am going to give this to them in 8x8 hardbound. Future sales could come from it! I have known the Mother of the Bride for many years and she works at our school. I have always held her in high regards so this is the least I can do for her beautiful daughter.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I have been scraplifted!


I got a peamail from someone on and was told that she used my Girls just wanna have fun layout. This is a first. I didn't think anyone like it since I never got one single comment on this layout. So I thought that was pretty cool. Just had to share my excitement!

Thanks CA_dreamer for the scraplift! I am usually the one doing the lifting! You should see my 'guns'! LOL I lift so much that they are bulging!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Acrylic album

Started this last night. It's a work in progress so I will not show you the whole thing yet! Need to pick up some items to finish it.

Shell made it!

Got an email from Shell. She is having issues with emails. She can recieve but not send from her main account. Just thought I would post this here for those who know her. And if you don't know her, then you are missing out! Funny doesn't even touch her soul. Love ya, girl!! Don't work too hard on the house in New Zealand (which is not a part of Australia- wink wink)!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My favorites

These are just a few of my favorite photos from my wedding I shot last weekend. It was a really fun reception. I ended up staying longer than I was scheduled for because I was having a nice time. I knew a ton of the people here too. So that was nice. Will post more later.


No ear infection?! Good news.

Foot: Need to go for an xray. that will happen tomorrow. But it is feeling better today.

Lost 7 pounds Good? you bet! Got some help for my sleep issues too.

And a drum roll please..........


life stuff...boring for you but good for me!

Heading out to the doctors today. Think I have an inner ear problem, right foot/ankle is STILL a problem (so I am going to finally tell them after a year), and I am having issues sleeping and eating again. Which actually isn't soo bad cause I get a lot of stuff done and I wanted to lose weight anyways for Cancun, but not with the other issue that come along with those two problems for me.

So heading out here shortly. I was up until 2am working on my last wedding. I just loving playing with those photos and turning them into something else. So far, internet is holding out, still no laptop, and busy as ever.

Bev's son is getting married this weekend and I am shooting that wedding as well. I am really looking forward to this one. It means the world to me that she likes my work enough to have it for her own family event.

Shell, if you read this, that means your flight was completed safely and you are in NZ. I have been praying you are there safe. Let us know you made it please.

Signed up for a direct sales event here in town for October. Doing both TLC & ElisaLou booths. So I will be sporting my bling TLC shirt and an ElisaLou over the shoulder, and LT running while my EL laptop sleeve sits next to me! LOL I love wearing so many different hats! So see, TLC and EL support each other. You need bags to put your TLC stuff need ElisaLou, you need TLC...You need ElisaLou, you need are getting very sleepy....

Sunday, August 12, 2007


MIS HERE THEY COME!!! I am such a redneck girl. I just love NASCAR. And #24 is my all time favorite driver. Followed by #12.
I was shocked to hear that Jeff did NOT win today's race. I couldn't watch and had to listen when I could. I heard there were 5 laps left to go and he was winning and then got busy and didn't go back to hear the results. Imagine my surprise when I find out that Tony Frickin' Stewart (as I affectionately call him) Won. Huh?? But who still leads the way?!! Yes, that would be Jeff Gordon! Leader in points STILL! Can't wait for this weekends race!! I live 20 minutes from the track and have NEVER been to a race there yet!? I hate crowds more than I love watching!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

For Wendy


Here is your special tribute layout. Since I was without internet, I got busy with LifeTimez (another great thing about internet needed to use) and made this for you. I love being able to do these layouts that I would have NEVER done before LT! Thank you for your kindness!

I have DSL back for now...who knows how long it will last?

Credits: LifeTimez Little Princess kit. Bling by Krystal Hartley.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Oh whoa is me....

I am on DIAL UP until tuesday. My DSL is out and I am still down to one computer. I have been without internet for two days straight. So, I will be out of commission. This dial up is much slower than I ever remember. It took me 3 hours to get thru my 215 emails. UGH....It took me 15 minutes to get to the point where I could type this message. Who know how long it will take to post???

GRRRR....I hate this....

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Flower Text - You really made my day with your blog post

I have been so sentimental lately. I cry at the drop of a hat or a post of kind words.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

ElisaLou bags

Just for a change of pace... This is the new Lunch Tote.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Laptop skin

I have no clue of the dimensions for one of these so I left cropping room. I wanted to have one done but will have to wait until I get my laptop back. I really liked the colors in this kit so I wanted to include this one. Plus it's the last download by KH so I had to honor this one.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Good bye Laptop

I have to send in my laptop for repair for a week so if you don't hear from me, it's because we are down to one computer with 3 people wanting to use it.

Now you might be wondering why I have to send it in for repair. Zander decided it was cool to throw matchbox cars against the couch back and what them bounce off it. Well, my laptop was sitting on the coffee table in front of the couch. Metal cars traveling at a high rate of speed don't stand a chance against a computer screen. CRACK....I never would have guessed that a computer screen would spiderweb like a windshield does. YEP....they do!

So fair well trusty laptop. May you come back shiny and crack less. And God help them if they mess with my HD. They asked if I wanted my hard drive wiped clean. life is on there thank you very much. So I am going to spend the rest of today downloading to my EHD.

Oh Zander, if you ever decide to try understand velocity again, could you please move Mommy's computer of the way first, son.

Thank goodness for extended warranties.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Saturday Storyline

Well, we set up a spur of the moment garage sale today as our town was doing city wide sales. We decided that we would do this yesterday. So we just started going thru the garage and finding stuff the kids no longer used or needed. Pulled some of the baby-4T clothes out and made a sign that said .25 all kids clothes. And we have sold nearly $120 worth and we are down to about 3 tables of stuff from the 6 we started with!!! YIPPEE. It's not about the money, it's about the space. We have sooo much stuff that we just don't really need.

And I found out that I took 2nd place in the photo contest with my flowers. The white lily won! I got a red ribbon for winning. My first ever! Cool!

EDIT: We ended up selling $140 today and went from about a dozen boxes down to 2 bags of kids clothes. Very pleased the results. Now if I could do that with my scrapbook stuff! I have way too much paper since I am going digital.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Culture challenge layout.

Posted this on two peas also...CULTURE_CHALLENGE

I just love doing these challenges. Thank you so much Krystal for doing these challenges. It really forces me to do things I would have NEVER done before. And with LifeTimez its so fast and easy! I encourage you all to join in on the fun!