Friday, September 28, 2007


Still another layout using Krystal Hartley's A FAMILY THING kit. See posts below for link.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Laugh Laugh Laugh

Yet another layout done with Krystal Hartley's A FAMILY THING Kit. So fun to play with these elements. You can't go wrong with this $5 purchase.


Here's the kit that Krystal Hartley is going to win with! I have the most faith in her. But just to make sure you can share in my joy...go here to vote. To vote you just need to make the $5 purchase for the kit. Well worth the price. And the procedes go to the Texas Animal Shelter. You all know how I feel about animals. No matter what state they are from! So run...go get it and share your creations. I just whipped this out really fast so I could show the colors and some elements. I am not fully functional in Photoshop yet so it takes me awhile to use these kits when I am not using LifeTimez!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Just trying to keep up with my pictures. Here's one for Will's first day of school. Using Krystal Hartley's Set call True to yourself. I just love the colors in this kit and I can't stop using it! Sorry if you are all gettting sick of seeing it!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Summer Time Fun

I have always loved the colors in the Gone But Not Forgotten Kit. So I decided to use it today. That Aqua just screams summer to me.

Fun Game from Sonja

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car), Puffer Town & Country.
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie), Mint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name), R-STI
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal), Yellow Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born), Renee Hudson
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first), Sti-Ra
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink), The Purple Frozen Margarita
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers), William Kimball
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy), Lilac Snickers
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ), Arlene Eugene
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter), Hackett Houston
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower). Fall Lilac
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Apple Undie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree), Diet Coke Weeping Willow
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”), The Scrapping Snow Tour

Dude Seriously

This is just a simple fast layout of my oldest. We say this to each other all the time...Dude Seriously. So it was a great title for this funny photo of Zander.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Just another Template by LindseyJaneDesigns. Using Paper by Krystal Hartley and her Star embellishment.
This is my little cousin. She might as well be my daughter...I love her that much and so do my boys. She is one incredible dancer. As you can tell, she dances with much older girls, she's that good! So this ones for you, Cass. Love watching you dance and can't wait to see you make it big someday!

Jackson #2

Just getting around to Jackson's birthday pictures. He turned 2 on 07-07-07. This was done using a template by Lindsey Jane Designs. Paper is TLC. Swirls in corners are a freebie by Barb Derksen. Just recolored. Fonts: Sybil Green for title.

peek 7-final

Here the last of the pages. Just need to write up the directions for Shari and get them off to her. Hope you all enjoyed them. It's really cute in person.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Peek 5 & 6

Just in case my FREE weekend makes me go into a coma, I will post an extra photo for you today! Heehee...

I plan on working on another layout using the elements by KH

Above nothing else...

Here's my addition to the Elements pack by Krystal. Totally love this kit. It's 1am and I am still up and playing! I couldn't go to bed without putting something together with these great elements. THANK YOU!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

peek 4

This is sorta fun...just stringing this all out! So I will post a page a day! Just so sad that I can't attend to show you this little book. I had such a great time creating this. I think I will do a few more in different themes.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Change in plans

I am NOT going to be going to Atlanta to teach my class. I just found out last night that our annual holiday fund raising event is the same weekend. I can't be in two places at once and I refuse to let my kids take a back seat. So I am not going. Not sure if they will still want to use my project or not??

Peek 3

All done with one kit and I still have paper left over. My next one will be a little more decorative but I wanted to use just ONE kit for this one to prove it could be done. The only NonTLC products are the ribbons and of course my bind it all binding! Also the whole point of this is to use the 4x6 photos without trimming them. I hate cutting my photos so I wanted to do something that would require no cuts and since the photo takes a good portion of the page you don't use a lot of embellishments. I just have to journal in this one. I didn't make it to that point of assembly. The cold meds were blocking my thought process so if these seems off...that's why. I guess I shouldn't have done a project while under the influence of OTC meds! But today I am off the meds and I still think it turned out cute so I am happy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Home Sick

I headed out to work this morning and got over half way there and got sick. So I turned around and came home. Got into the doctors today. So I am home coughing up my lungs and decided I needed to get my Atlanta project done. So between trips to bathroom, the doctor, the pharmacy, I managed to get it done. I can't decide if I want to keep it a secret or show it? I want people to be excited about it but I sorta want to surprise them. I will tell you that it is something done with the Happy Holidays HotFudge Kit. So everyone will need to bring one with them to the event.

Any thoughts? SURPRISE ME OR SHOW ME!?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Star of the day

Here's my last one for now! heehee

Again...used the papers designed by Krystal Hartley.

Friends for life

Here's another layout using Krystal's Papers and the LifeTimez embellishments. All of this was done on LT by just importing the papers as a photo. This was Zander's teacher last year and she will forever be our friend. She was a blessing in his (my) life. And they deserve a page just to themselves!


Here's a quick layout using the paper Krystal designed for the contest listed in post below this one. If you want this rockin paper, go look how you can get it too!

Show some love!

I need you all to go sign up so you can vote HERE for my Hero

If I didn't truly believe her products were the best, I wouldn't bother sharing. But if you haven't done so yet, you should. You are missing out on some serious talent if you don't know this name. And then one day you can say, "Hey, I remember when Rach said to look her up. Now look at her! I helped her get to where she is today by believing in her and supporting her back in her greener days."

Trust me, she will find success. But let's help her along a little right now so that others can know her talent!

Off my soap box...

And KH, I am sorry if this bothers you that I posted this but I truly believe in you and want you to grow into a household name in the digital scrapbook world. If you want me to remove this SUPPORT, I will do so. I won't be happy about it, but I will.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Before I forget...

I just want to wish my friends Sonja & Krystal H. GOOD LUCK on their weekend event in Texas. It's going to be a huge success. Everything is huge in Texas, right! Just wish I was going to be there. But I will be sharing the day with my oldest who turns 9 that very same day! Priorities are in the right order for me!

I have to finish up my papercraft project for the December Atlanta Training. it! There is no finishing something you never started, right??!! I know what I am doing just need to DO IT!

Tomorrow is a yet another hectic day for me. Pick up cupcakes at the bakery in the AM. Get the boys to school. Order the pizzas for the party on Saturday. Unpack my stuff from the expo LAST weekend. UGH...Just threw it all in the closet with no order. Need to work on taxes for Chicago expo. Need to finish up the Indy expo expense sheet. Need to work on the house get ready for the party on Saturday morning. Go back to the school to take pictures of the birthday party. Pick up the kids from school. Get lunch and/or dinner at some point of the day. Heck, we can just eat cupcakes who needs real food?? They are chocolate afterall. What more could I ask for?

Head Cold

I have come down with a terrible head cold. And I am out of my meds for my foot and of course it is right back to killing me again. So I hate to say it but I think they were right. It was/is arthritis. I have a history of it in my family and my grandmother had severe RA at age 45 and was wheelchair bound in a matter of days. (but is now in remission) So I am sorta freaking out a little here. My mom has osteoarthritis which is less severe and not as bad as rheumatoid arthritis. So I guess this is a whine session today. Off to work...I will complain to my coworkers instead of here! LOL

My oldest turns 9 Saturday! So I need to get ready for that and deliver cupcakes to the school classroom friday afternoon. Plus I want to take some pictures while I am there. There is NO FREE time for me yet. I thought maybe I could clean my SB room and reorganize my house. But so far I have done thing but RUN since school started. So I am hoping next week will start my ME time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Shell's Gifts

Here's the boys with their gifts that Shell sent to them! Talk about huge smiles! They are thinking of a special gift to send to you as a thank you. You truly made their day! THANK YOU SHELL!

Monday, September 10, 2007


1. Expo was good. Chatterbooks are HOT.
2. Huge Thank You to Shell from my family. Got our package to in the mail. Took pictures of the boys with their gifts. Watch for those later.
3. Foot is doing a little better. Taking arthritis meds for it.
4. School is going well. Boys are adjusting well. Mommy needs some more time...
5. Went to bed at 9pm last night for the first time in probably 3 years.
6. Our exchange student from Hamburg, Germany is here for a month. It was great to see her again.
7. Never was able to log into the site for KH to vote. Need to figure out what I need to do about it.
8. Passport arrived!! Ready for Cancun!
That's it for now. Will update with more later. Need to work on some wedding pictures from Labor Day weekend.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The good & the bad

First the good...We sold a ton of chatterbooks at the expo today. We are out of family & friends and very low on Adore. Still have numbers left. We ran out of 3 of the 6 monogram covers too.

The freakin wireless. Had to PAY to have internet in our room to process propay charges. GRRR....

Dropped enough product so far to make me smile. Now if we can do the same tomorrow, I will leave happy.

KH, I just noticed you have a kit up for judging. I tried to register to vote but still waiting for the email to confirm me. I hope I don't miss the window to vote. I want that kit too!


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Heading to Indy

Leaving in the morning for the Expo in Indy, IN. Wish me luck. I want to drop as much inventory as I can. This will be my last expo for the year. I don't want to sit on this stuff all winter long. I have a couple of crops coming up so I can still unload some there, I hope.

Rock bottom pricing coming to town. Run, don't walk, to Indy for the best deals this side of the Mississippi!

C&T Publishing Board Books

Found this site.

Might have to get a few of these. I am really getting into the smaller albums right now. I need to finish my acrylic album yet and then I have to start working on my project for the December training in Atlanta.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Great wolf

Did this layout using a template by Shandy Vogt. I really have enjoyed her stuff.

First day a success

our school colors are Orange & Black. These are not Halloween layouts! LOL

Monday, September 3, 2007

It's here...

I am sitting alone in a dark room with nothing but my computer screen giving off light. The hum of the air conditioner and my fingers tapping on the keys are the only sounds coming from my house. The night before the first day of school is here.

I have dreaded this moment for years. And it's here. I fight back tears this very moment. I have tried to keep my mind on other things but now it wanders. How will they do? How will I do? It's a good thing I am working tomorrow, I guess. I would have come home and sat in the empty house and cried. My baby is now officially a school boy. He's not a infant, toddler, preschooler, but a school aged child. What happened? Where did those years go? A small part of me is breaking but I still have the greatest pride in both my boys. They have come so far in such a short amount of time. I have done the best I could. I just have to pray that God will take care of them and keep them strong while not in my care. Darn these tears...please go away. It's a good thing. I don't want to feel sad. But I am. I can't lie.

I have laid out the clothes & shoes (no repeats of last year wanted), lunch is pack for one, money in a baggie for the other one. Backpacks are filled with paperwork. Notes have been signed and directions for pick up at the end of the day are done. I guess all that is left is to go to sleep.

I got my layouts ready for tomorrow morning. Camera is ready to go. I just have to drop in the pictures. Class of 2017 & 2020, here come the Stiverson Boys! Ready or not.