Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas cards

I know that these are late but hey ya do what ya can. These were made with a freebie from Dustin Pike.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No post

It's another no post day. I am cleaning my room today. I am having a stampin up party on Sunday. So that means I have to get my room in some kind of order. Soooo since I don't have anything scrapbook or card related, here's a picture to make you smile. Well it does me at least. A picture from our disney trip. I've already begun working on our album(s). I took so many pictures it's going to take more than one album. Later, A

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Disney Trip

We are back from Disney. We had so much fun. The kids enjoyed it all except for NASA, which is the part that Chad and I were looking forward to. We were hoping to see the shuttle launch but it got struck by lightening the day before. All in all it was a good trip. We were all glad to be home. This is a picture of us on our day at EPCOT. I am hoping to get pictures printed soon so I can start on our scrapbook. Mom is here again this week so I'm not sure how much I'll get done. I've got to get my room clean this week too. I can't find anything and I have absolutely no work space. Now that we don't have much else planned for the summer, I am hoping to post regularly and start working on more challenges etc.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I went to the GASC last weekend in Arlington. I counted howmany layouts I brought home. I counted up 14 2 page layouts and 8 single layouts. I still have 5 kits to put together. I bought several disney kits for our upcoming trip to disney in a few weeks. The kids have all been at their mamaw's this week so I have been spending most of my awake time in my room and not doing any housework other than has been necessary.

I don't have any pics of anything I completed yet. But here are some cards I completed before the comvention. They aren't the greatest. I have been experimenting with digital stamps. Some of these are freebies from Dustin Pike and K's Card Creations. Here they are...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Finally, I am posting. I don't know where I've been. My laptop has and still is down and so I am reluctant to get on the desktop. It just doesn't feel like my computer anymore. I don't have my bookmarks, it just doesn't feel right.

Ok enough of that.

My last post I said that my mom was teaching me how to knit. Well here's the dishrag I started on so I could learn the stitches.

I quickly put that down to start on the socks I wanted to make. Here's what I have so far...

I dropped a stitch or something and have a big hole. I am going to have to go back now and try to figure out what I did wrong. So in the meantime, I found this idea for a prayer shawl. Needless to say, I started one for my mother in law for Christmas. I already have the length of one arm done. There are lots of mistakes in it. I'm thinking I may have to keep it and make another one for her.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My mother is here this week teaching me how to knit. I am also helping her with a scrapbook of her recent trip to Florida. We've been super busy. I haven't been posting because when we get together we spend all of our time playing. We are lucky to get supper cooked. When she leaves this weekend, I'll get on here and post pics of my dishrag. I'm also working on a pair of socks. I know not the easiest thing to start on.

I'll hopefully get some news on the DT I've tried out for. We'll see.



Friday, April 24, 2009

Eye Candy

I have a card to show you. This one meets multiple requirements. I love when that happens!! First there is this new company starting up. They are having a design team call. It is called Digiments. Here's the website... http://digiments.blogspot.com/ . This is the card I made for tryouts for that call...
It also meets the sketch requirements for this weeks Mojo Monday challence. I like the way it turned out. I usually make half a dozen different cards or more for a design team tryout but this time is different. My mom may be coming in next week and if she does, then we will be working on all sorts of projects. She's going to teach me to knit. I found a sock pattern that I want to make. Let you know how that goes. Got to get back to the sleeping bag sacks.

Checking in

I think I'm getting back into the groove. My laptop is kind of back. We still don't have the battery we ordered at the first of the month. Today I'm working on some sacks for the kids sleeping bags. I'll be back later to post pics of those when I get done. I hope they turn out like the picture in my head. So I've got to go get busy so I'll have something to post later.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Finally a Post!!!

It's been forever since I posted. Do you feel deglected?? Here are the plans. Today is laundry day and get the house in order day. It's not in bad shape so hopefully I can get into my room this afternoon!! Yea!!

My laptop died. I'm waiting on a new battery. Hopefully that will fix it. So I have been on the desktop for a couple of weeks now. I don't have any of my bookmarks on this puter. I've felt like I've had one arm tied behind my back. I miss my laptop. I'm going to try to get things back to normal this week and back to posting on a more regular basis.

Got to get busy so I can play!!



Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some Cards and Ramblings

I've been bad. I've not made it into my room in forever. I've been spending time with the family. So, here's some stuff from a few weeks ago that I never got around to posting.
This one I made when I got some new stamps and was dying to try it out. Just a simple shamrock. I used Polka Dot Punches.
This one I used Branch Out (SU!) I love this tree. I need to make more time to play with it. I can imagine so many things to do with this set!
This next one I made for my SIL. She was supposed to have breast reduction surgery. It got moved because she developed an infection so they could not do the surgery. I'll have to come up with something else for when she actually has it. I used my nesties and then cut the circle in half. Took a couple of thin strips to make the straps. Easy as pie.
That's all for today. I've been cleaning the house for Paul's birthday party this weekend. I'm working on getting my scrap room clean today. Hopefully I'll get things cleaned up by tomorrow and I'll be able to play some. I sure do miss it!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Oh my gosh I did not know that it had been so long since I posted. I have not been working in my room lately. Here are my excuses, I got started on the Twilight series so for a week and a half or so, I did nothing but read in my spare time. Then I got caught up in life. My hubby has been working super long hours. He's been leaving at about 6am and not getting home until somewhere between 9 and 11pm. So I've basically been a single parent for the last 2 months. We've got a big bump in the road of marraige to get over right now and that has and will continue to take presidence. I am going to try to get back in the groove today. I got the laundry mostly finished yesterday. I'm finishing up the jeans and towels today. The house is mostly clean. Besides I am sore from working in the flower beds this weekend and can hardly move. I need some stamp therapy. Soooo I am working in my room today. I hopefully will get something done. I am being a bad parent, Joseph is parked in front of the tv watching sesame street. But on the other hand I will be a better parent, and wife if I have a therapy session. Wish me luck.

OH just in case you haven't seen yet...GinaK is starting her previews today. You have got to see the Easter set. It has the gorgeous cross. What are you doing reading this?? Get over and look at it. You are going to LOVE it!!



Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have a new found addiction. It is one of the reasons I have not been productive in my scrap room. I have gotten HOOKED on the twilight series. OMG!! I love it!! I bought book one, read it over the weekend. On Monday, which is Laundry Day, Wal-Mart Day, In general, Chore Day, I bought book two. I finished it that night. Like I said, I am HOOKED. Yesterday(Tuesday) I went to Hastings to see if they had the paperbacks for 3 and 4. They did not. I knew by looking at the price that I could get the hardbacks cheaper at wal-mart. So off we went. I am only about halfway through the 3rd one. I've been trying really hard to get some work done around the house. I'm hosting a Stampin Up! party at my house on Sunday. I've got to get my house and scrap room picked up but this addiction keeps getting in the way. Anyway, this is why I've been MIA lately. When I get finished with these books I am so going to have withdrawl.

Later Tater


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here's the card I made for the kid's teachers. I made extras just in case I forgot someone.



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

Joseph and I went out to get the mail this afternoon. While we were out by the road. The neighbor across the road hollered at us. (We've never met them in the 4 years since we've been here) He asked me if I wanted some iris bulbs he had just dug up. yea I got flowers for valentines day!! So Joseph and I planted them out by the concrete bench. Bad news is I got some fire ant bites on my hand and now it is swelling and itching. Got to take the bad with the good. Can't wait until they bloom!!

One Card, Multiple Challenges

This card meets the criteria for several challenges.

1. Inspirational Card Sketches -- I used sketch #3


2. ABC Challenge -- This week's challenge is A is for Anniversary. You can also make a valentine card.


3. Stamp Something --Something for your Valentine.


Later Tater!