Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Yearbooks came in today...well part of them! There is an insert that didn't come yet that has to go in the middle of them. They look awesome. I did nice job if I do say so myself. yes, write that down...I actually complimented myself. Wonders never cease!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lucky 7's

Playing along with Jan.
The tag how-to...

Go to the photos folder on your computer.
Go to the seventh folder of photos.
Go to the seventh photo.
Put the seventh photo on your blog along with a description.
seven friends to join

This was my 7th photo in my seventh photo folder. Awww...my baby and me! How perfect!

I am tagging

  1. Amy Jo S
  2. Kristin A
  3. Stacy C
  4. Meredith C
  5. Amy S
  6. Susan C
  7. Krystal H

Fruit Salad-Gottapixel

Kristin Aagard did a triple dip collab with Amy Sumrall, and Liz of SweetDigiScraps and it will be in the GottaPixel store on Wednesday! And that's no Joke!

Let me just say that the preview does NOT really show EVERYTHING that is in this kit! There is soooo much in it that there was almost no way to add it all to a preview.

But there is enough stuff in it that you would NOT have to even use any fruit if you didn't want too! But how can you resist those little guys?! Can you tell they are totally Amy's! Any fan of hers would have known that! Cool kit ladies! Thank you!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Flight booked! It's official!

I just booked my flight! No turning back now! Yippee! Ahh...

Cali trip

Found a ride from point a to point b! Val said she would pick us up and take to the retreat! WAHOO! It's great to have friends from all over the world because you can usually work it out to see them. Now let's get Bestey down there! Or up or over. whatever direction she needs to go! Just do it!

This is going to be sooo fun. And doing digital means a lighter packing job! heehee
Might not have to check any luggage! It will be summer so just light and airy clothes. Fun times! I can't wait! Now to just find a sub for work...ugh....mission impossible.

Anywho...that's my news for the day. It's a super crappy weather day here so I think I will head to our school play. They usually do a great job but I haven't heard much about this years yet so I am not sure. I can't even remember the name of the play. yikes...what am I doing to myself! heehee Gotta support our students though no matter what. And I am sure Zander will do this when he gets older. He loves doing plays/skits. I'm not sure he's really my child. This coming from the girl who hates to get up in front of anyone.

Have a great Sunday.

Friday, March 27, 2009

post 888

Holy cow...Am I a chatty one or what?! LOL Ok its not all talk, you're right. There are lots of layouts too!

And keeping with the layout thoughts: Look at this new Collab by Krystal Hartley and Ziggle Designs available at ScrapOrchard
This is my newest baby cousin. Josh's Cousin's Son.


I am in the best mood ever! We just had Joe Reilly come to the school to do 3 presentations to our students. WOW! It was soooo awesome. I can't even begin to tell you how proud I was of our students as well. They were so well behaved and respectful.

Parent Group provided the funds for his visit and it was the best money we have spent in a long time! I am thrilled that our music teacher got him here! I would love to have him back again. If you are looking for a wholesome, educational, and even Green form of entertainment....check him out! He's local Michigan Boy too! Which makes it even more special!

Do me a favor and go peek at his site and trust me, if you have the funds, you should get his CHILDREN OF THE EARTH CD. It's soooo cool! And educational but don't tell the kids and they will love it even more! wink wink!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sine's Weeds!

ok...I will admit that I was sorta the light for the fire on these little weeds! LOL I want to prove Sine right/wrong? that these will be a great seller. So when they go up for sale on Friday...you must buy them! LOL And in the comments section upon check out...Tell her I sent you! LOL I want to sorta...umm....rub it in her face that I was right! LOL heeheee

Aren't they soooo cool! So many possiblities...show me what you can do!

Credits: WEED STAMPS-by Sine available at ScrapOrchard this friday or by going HERE NOW

Papers and other elements by Kristin Aagard. Mostly her Up in the Air stuff.

Word Art by Bethany of SO.

Guess where I am going...


I have talked about it long enough and I am going to take action. I have promised myself that I would get to one of my dear friends retreats no matter what and now is the time. She opened up a summer one and this finally fits my schedule. So myself and Bev are going to fly out and just do it! A girls ONLY weekend!!! Wahooo....who's coming with us?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Funny, Strange, yet still funny

So very rarely will I look at my feed to see who visits my tiny little blog...but for whatever reason, I did just now. And I saw that someone from Canada from a blog called craftlikemad was here and it was a direct hit. I was intrigued so I went looking. Her name is Maddy and she has a ton of designers listed on her blogroll. From really big names to names I didn't know. But all designers. So then there was me?! ME? Why? I have no clue who this person is other than the fact that she loves to craft! HUGE PLUS in my book! LOL but I was listed there?! LOL So I went thru her very very long list of blogs and they were all designers of some sort. I just had to chuckle about it. So if you are reading this Maddy, THANKS! It was very kind of you to have me listed on your blog roll but I am sure there has to be a mistake! I am NOT a designer. And don't ever see it happening! LOL I'm a creator/crafter but nothing more. well, a tad crazy too! Just had to share that little funny.

Waiting for Spring

Credits: Kim Cameron-Morning Fresh and Tranquility from GottaPixel.net
These are some pictures from yesterday. After I had my moment of peace.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

So Blessed

Well, it's been a really really rough week for me, emotionally. Work has me up in knots, my MIL, my StepMom. It seems like I am just one big emotional basketcase. I tend to get so caught up in things that I forget to see things for what they really are to me. The boys went out to play on the trampoline today and I just layed on the hard deck in the sun thinking. I could hear the boys laughing, then fighting, then back laughing. It was peaceful. I got some time reflect with the Man. I found myself asking him for this time to stop. I didn't want to move. I just wanted to lay in that sunshine and think. I wanted to feel the warmth of the sun, the boys, the peace that beginning to wash over me. It felt good. Really good. For a just few brief moments I didn't have one care in the world. Nothing really mattered for those few moments. Work issues were forgotten, cancer was not slapping me in the face, the boys laughing was like a pill that calms every nerve ending. It was Heaven on Earth. Then reality hits me hard....MOMMY....He pushed me, he pushed me first, no I didn't, yes you did, stop it, you stop. Dog takes off running after a bird, car honks at the neighbors, sun goes behind a cloud, cool breeze kicks up and all that was gone. But I had it!

Ted Nugent

Credits: Krystal Hartley collab with Pam Donnis at ScrapOrchard called Wild wild west.

Life's moments shared

well, I am ready for Spring. I am so ready to move forward with Life in general. I can't let the bad stuff consume my every thoughts. I was just sitting here at the table thinking about life in general and I decided to open up photo shop and this is what happened.

I used the Ettes and Company for the top layout and mostly Sine's stuff on the bottom one. It was from ScrapOrchards blog train earlier in the week. I am ready for change.

We got some bad news with my MIL and I am not really sure I can process it all right now. It is so frustrating to me that we have to go thru all this crap again. It brings up a lot of rotten memories from my Grandpa too. It scared me to think that another person I love almost as much as life itself has cancer now too. I truly wish I could fix the world and make it so NO ONE ever has to go thru it.

So I need your continued prayers for my MIL and my Step Mom. Both are battling breast cancer and need all the prayers they can get from across the globe.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wild Wild West-Krystal Hartley Collab

Credits: Krystal Hartley collab with Pam Donnis called Wild Wild West. Available at the TheDigiChick and ScrapOrchard. Its a super cute Western style kit. But as you know by now, Krystal Hartley kits are never THEME oriented in the grand picture. You Could still pull off a non-western layout easily with this kit so don't the name limit you on buying it!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hump Day

Well its the middle of the week but sure felt like a Monday to me today! LOL Other than the fact that I wasn't at work. (TG)

I worked at the school all day today to help out while MIL was out. Ate lunch with the boys at school too. It's good to have that special time with them one on one sometimes. We had some major thunder roll through today but not too much in the line of rain yet. Looks horrid outside though so I am sure it's coming.

I have been working on a few layouts for Friday release date. Kristin Aagard had the cutest Gotta Grab It pieces coming to GottaPixel and Krystal Hartley had done another collab with a Wild West theme to it. Both kits are totally different but I love them both. I am so excited for you to see Kristin new "kit". I say kit but it will be available in pieces for the normal Gotta Grab It stuff.

I am loving my CT's right now. Gosh I am so lucky to be where I am currently. See...so many great things to be thankful for. Oh....I know something else...my sister called me last night. She is pretty sure she found a place to hold her wedding. (pinch me) I Still am in SHOCK that my sister is getting married. Seriously...NEVER did I think it would happen! LOL We are constantly talking about Wedding things together. I love it! Now...need to hit the gym hard! lol

Anyone have any plans for this weekend? I don't really. Josh has a show sat. but we will just be 'hangin out' at home while he's gone doing his thing. It's nice to have that extra money coming in right now again. With the economy being what it is...he has slowed to a stop with shows lately. But then out of no where he has had a few each weekend.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MIL's Surgery

My MIL's surgury today went well. She is home recovering. It was a larger mass than earlier believed but they hope they got it all and we should know soon if that is true. Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes. Please keep her in your thoughts as she recovers from this both physically and emtionally. They will start radiation therapy soon as well.

Happy St. Patricks Day

Just a quick note of LUCK.
My life is spinning out of control this week it seems and I have no way to stop it.
So any extra luck you all have to give is gladly accepted here!

I say that it is time for to a total life overhaul. I need to evaluate my priorities and evaluate whom I consider 'friends'. I put a lot of trust into my friendships. And I give it back in the same fashion. I have one situation right now that is just baffling me. And it breaks my heart. I truly thought I was a better judge of character than this too. So I will be very careful with my words around them from this moment forward.

This is all real life stuff...not online issues! LOL Why is that my online friends are better to me than my real life ones?? Am I that rotten of a human that I deserve to be treated so bad to my face or technically behind my back if you want the real truth of the matter. Grr... I am not perfect by any means I can't remember a time when I EVER claimed to be. I am usually the first one to give up my faults and shortcomings. But if I tell you something in confidence, it is to remain that way. You do not use that information for your own gain. That is NOT FRIENDSHIP. That is dishonesty. Lying. Betrayal. Call it what you want but the end result is PAINFUL. Thanks for nothing.
Lucky me to have such great friends.
but yet, Lucky me to have such wonderful friends who really do support me and believe in me. Thank you to those who do! You know who you are!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rough news

I just got some rotten news today that really pulls at my heart strings. My MIL, who is like a best friend for me, just dicovered she has a form of breast cancer. So that's two of my parents in the last month. My StepMom and now my MIL. Why?
I am just praying they both have excellent outcomes and I refuse to let it get me down. We will fight the battle and win! I know it.

So if you have it in you, say a couple prayers for them. Pam and Maggie are their names. Keep them in your thoughts as they move through this difficult time towards a full recovery.

Karen Lewis-Eezy Breezy

Credits: Karen Lewis-Eezy Breezy available at GottaPixel.net
Look at how yound he is!! Sweet!

Ettes & Co. Thankful Heart

Image linked for full credits.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hybrid Card

Needed a Thank You card and I am too cheap to go buy one so I made one! Using Meredith's Newest kit called Someday Soon.

Meredith Cardall-Someday Soon

Credits: Meredith Cardall-Someday Soon kit available at FaithSisters and elemental scraps.
These are some pictures from the last scavenger hunt. But I just love the buildings. I love my town. There are days that you just have to go with the flow but when you really need the community they are there. We just a scary event happen with one of your young coaches and the community support from my town was amazing. They had to have felt very special and honored to live in a small community. It my town and I love it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Krystal Hartley-Rain rain and Shabby Love

Shabby Love by Krystal Hartley and Amy Stoffel available at FPD.
Rain Rain Go Away by Krystal Hartley and Emily Cash available at ScrapOrchard.
Krystal teamed up with a couple brand new designers to bring us these two kits.
Top layout is using Sine's templates and masks.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tude- Krystal Hartley

I swear I have the goofiest kids in the world. Will decided, for whatever reason, to wear this get-up last night. He was prancing around the house like a stallion and acting all cool. He asks me if I could take his picture. I said sure. And this is what I got. Attitude!

Layouts Connie Prince, Krystal Hartley, Sine

Kit: Krystal Hartley-Happyology Template by Sine

Kit: Krystal Hartley-Happyology Template by Sine
Connie Prince- Mr. Roboto Kit and one her templates.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Expecting using KH again

Ummm yeah...Notice the date. I can NOT have more so don't even ask me if I am having more. The answer is NO!!! I was going thru old pictures today and found this. This is a very dear friend of mine. She was my Dental Hygiene Assistant and we were both Prego at the same time. Our kids are now dear friends. I went to school with her DH also. So there is long history there! Just found out that Will and Ali will not be in the same grade next year but I am sure that will not stop their friendship from growing. I adore this woman and I am honored to call her my friend. She is also my Vice President of the Parent Group too. Yep...I forced her into it! heehee Wouldn't want to attempt it without her! She's a nice solid rock for me! Love ya Jackie Girl!!
Credits: Krystal Hartley Collab-Maternal Instinct available at FPD.

FlatRachele in a Magazine

Create Fake Magazine Covers with your own picture at MagMyPic.com

Krystal Hartley-Maternal Instinct

Here's a new Collab from Krystal Hartley with MickeyB Designs that will be at FPD on 3-9-09.Pink and pastel all in one layout?! Shocking, I know! It doesn't even look like my work does it?! LOL But it is. And I tried a different shadow angle on this one too. Not sure if I like the look or not. Probably no one else will/would noticed if I hadn't said anything! LOL
But here it is! My guess is that it will be a special price for the first 24 hours per usual. But again...just a guess on my part. So don't be mad if it isn't!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Meredith Cardall Sham-Whoa! kit

Gotta love the play on words with this kit name...Sham-Wow! LOL
Available at FaithSisters and Elemental Scraps. It can be St. Patricks Day kit or John Deere!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Krystal Hartley-Happyology: Flat Rachele

Here's another adventure with Flat Rachele! Pit stop~!Oh the looks we get with this little lady! It's hoot. And I find it easier to do when I have other around me! LOL

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Laura Burger - Flat Rachele goes shopping

And here she is going shopping in Chicago! Notice the R on the pocket! These Jeans were made for her! And they make her look so THIN! LOL

Oh just be ready for some more funny pictures this coming week!

Ettes & Co. Blue Sky "Flat Rachele"

Ok...So you must be scratching the ole bean and thinking...huh? Here's the back story:

Rachele (pronounced just like my name) is the assistant in our office. I have known here for about 7 or 8 years. We worked in another office together as well. Well she couldn't make it to Chicago this year so we came up with the plan that we would make a "flat Rachele" a spin off of the Flat Stanley character to take with us. I had to give it a test run by taking her with my sister and I to Ikea a couple weekends ago too. So you can see her adventures here. She went to Ikea, stayed at my house, and then off to Chicago (those pictures yet to come). All these layouts are done using the Ettes lastest kit called Blue Sky.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kristin Aagard CT Call

She is finally having her very FIRST CT CALL!! She's worried no one will apply?! I kid you not I want to fly to SLC and slap her upside her head! LOL She's crazy! So if you have been eyeing her goods...digi goods, I mean....now is the time! Hurry!! You know you want too!

Honey, I'm home!

Well I'm back. Have a terrible cough and a very sore throat. But HOME! ahh...I was terribly homesick this time. It was fun but at the same time, I am such a home body and just hate being away from my family. Classes were interesting but nothing Earth shattering. And per usual, the vendors were very very stingy with their samples. It just kills me that they want you to use/buy their products but you have to almost pull out a tooth to get them to give you a tiny sample. Get with it VENDORS! It is amazing to me that I am a Dental Hygienist and have to BUY FLOSS/TB/TP. WTH? Are you kidding me? I should not have to buy that stuff, for the love of Pete. So if you are looking for the perfect Toothpaste...I recommend COLGATE!! They are the only ones who are willing to give up samples! LOL Kidding about my reason but I totally LOVE Colgate Total for Toothpaste! And Glide Floss is my fav!

There...that's my PSA for Dental for the week! LOL I don't talk to you all about my REAL Job very often do I? Of course, what is there to say? Can you believe the smell that came out of their mouth? Think of mothballs and rotten meat. Welcome to my world people!
Good night!