Monday, March 30, 2009

~A Day at the Park soakin up the sun

I submitted this for Scrapaganza's April Blog Challenge.....can you guess what came from the sale wall (hint, there are two things that came from one purchased item).

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Challenge #3 & Challenge #9 (Two-fer)

Okay, here's a two-fer since I'm still not feeling all that hot. One I did last week when I was feeling "normal". This is a digi kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs by Manda Bean "Boom, I Got Your Boyfriend". It includes my material item (challenge #9) pink Ipod and its IHome. And there is a list (Challenge #3) of random songs from my "playlists" while on shuffle.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

World Record Inspirational Blog Hop {Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a GIFT . . . That is why they call it the present.}

HIP HOP! WooHoo, thanks for stopping by to see my Unity creation. You should have arrived here from Carole's blog. I created this layout using Unity's School Rock Star stamp set. Perfect set for that special student or teacher in your life :o). Also used: Three Bugs in a Rug pp, Prism cardstock, handmade birdie feltie, black ink. This should mark the end of your blog hop ~ thanks for stopping by.

Now get yourselves over to Unity's blog and check out all the specials going on through Sunday. Angela has some great specials going on!! HIP HOP ~ Unity Rocks!!

~Fall Fest

Girl Friday pp, Fancy Pants overlay and ribbon, Making Memories letter stickers and misc buttons.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Went to the OB/GYN this morning, not anything wrong with my female parts. YAY! He referred me to a surgeon, who was tied up in surgery all day but could see me at 4pm. Arrived slightly early to my 4pm appointment and was told the Dr. was running 1/2 hour behind. No prob! At 4:30pm, the nurse came in and said "I'm sorry, the doctor is cancelling all appointments for this afternoon. We'll have to reschedule for Monday"....Are you KIDDING me? My OB talked DIRECTLY to the surgeon this morning and told him "She needs to be seen today to rule out appendicitis, I'm pretty sure that's what it is.", now if it gets worse over the weekend, I go back to the ER (and another $200 co-pay) and get the "surgeon on-call"....needless to say, not very happy with lack of tact. If he knew he was over booked for surgeries, wouldn't you think he'd have said "She should go to so-and-so because I'm not sure I can get her in today". At 4:30pm on a Friday I am getting in no where else. UGH!! So, it's been a frustrating day and now I am waiting it out until Monday at 9am. Will let ya all know then what the deal is....thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

~Under the weather

I may be a little scarce in the next couple of days.....I spent the bulk of Wednesday (10am to 4pm) in the ER for some severe right abdominal pain. They at first thought appendicitis. Tests for that and gall bladder attack came back fine. The only thing they noticed was an enlarged right ovary and a "missing" cyst that had been there in previous CT's. Talked to my OB/GYN this morning as his office is closed on Thursdays. He said if the pain didn't worsen today to come into his office in the morning. If it did worsen, go straight to the ER. Didn't worsen, but hasn't gone away....ugh! And the drugs have worn off, even better.

So, if I am laid up in the hospital, I will update my Facebook and Megan and Christina are on there so I am hoping one of them will update you. Although, if I end up having surgery, my DH will HAVE to bring me my laptop or I will go stir crazy!

So, say a prayer that it's nothing major and I'll update you when I can. Keep scrappin' chicas!!!

:o) Christine

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

~Huntin' fer eggs

So ready for spring here so I did this layout of last year's Easter Egg Hunt....Avery really got into it this year because she knew the eggs had candy or prize tickets!

Monday, March 23, 2009

~A Day to Remember

Christopher & Allyson's wedding day Memorial Day weekend 2008 in Houston, Texas. Dream Street pp, Heidi Swapp bling, Prima flower, Maya Road rub on, Unity stamps (journaling block & day to remember), WRMK inks.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

All sorts of randomness - and a Winner!

Whew, amidst all the birthday fun today, I almost forgot to pick a winner. Forgive me! This week's winner is me at Steph and I will get your package out to you. Christina, yours is getting mailed tomorrow....sorry, I had wonderful intentions of getting to the post office, but my work schedule has been whacked out and well, it sat at the bottom of the list of things to do.

Megan, the little deer you can find here at Unity Stamp Company. 30% off today with the code "SCS" so hurry!!! I'll send you an email too, just in case you don't check here. I agree, he is too cute!

I'll be emailing you all the final itinerary for our trip to PEORIA. That is the winner so be on the lookout.

Um, that should be all for today. I am way full from dinner and drinks and ice cream, so it's off to bed I am going. Hope you all got to enjoy the wonderful weather yesterday.

Check out these hunting stamps....ahem, Megan :o)

Go here.

Classmates & Cousins....{Challenge #8}

My scraplift is from Jennifer her crisp, clean look. Sorry the mag pic is blurry, I am too tired to retake it. :o( Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

just for fun.....{What a Hoot}

Here's a layout I made just for fun. No challenges to be met.....MME pp, American Crafts Thickers (blue and purple), Kaisercraft blue pearls and clear butterfly.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Our First Home {Challenge #10}

Just picked this paper up at Scrapaganza. It is Fancy Pants Kraft Kutz line. Stamps are my new obsession from Unity Stamp Company. They make rubber stamps that adhere to your acrylic stamp blocks. Saves you storage and still get that CLEAN, CRISP rubber stamp image.

Mom {Challenge #6}

My mom in a photo from her bridal portrait session. Isn't it funny, I didn't have bridal session photos but my mom did and my cousin's wife just had them done last year....apparently, it's coming back "in style".

Happy 11th Birthday Hannah!!!

Can't believe that she is 11 years old today. Seems like she was just a baby learning to walk and talk. Here she is with her birthday donut and opening one present before schoo. Such a joy to watch you grow into a young lady....hope your day is the best....Love, Mom

More Kylie

Played around in Photoshop Elements last night and created this photo for my niece.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Congratulations on a great season Kylie!!

Our niece Kylie played in the Conference Championship game tonight in Aledo. They lost to Sherrard, but did take home a 2nd place trophy. Kylie, we are very proud of you and all of your was a real joy to watch you play this season. GREAT JOB!

Uncle Lance, Aunt Chris, Hannah, Gracie & Avery :o)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Week 2 Winner....

This week was Gracie's turn to pick! Congratulations Christina! Email me your addy to and I will get these goodies out to you! Thanks again for all of your participation. I am really enjoying it. Also, in reference to the shopping event, email me if you are planning on going along and I will get the details out this week. It may take some adjusting to make sure everyone's schedules work. :o) But it will be fun!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Music brought to you courtesy of 1974-1975

I am adding you all to my birthday get in the mood for my THIRTY-FIFTH birthday (still 9 days away).....I have added music from Billboard's Top 100 for 1974-1975. I included 1975 because y'all know I wasn't really movin' and groovin' until I could stand, which technically would have been 1975. Anyway, enjoy the tunes....they have me cracking up!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Laundry is not supposed to make you happy!

Is it? Then why am I so FLIPPIN excited that these arrived today?? A little bit of our decision to try and be a little more energy efficient this year. Less water, less gas usage. Better for the environment, and seriously, if I can fit a KING size comforter in here, can you imagine how many LESS loads of laundry I will have to do! Guess that is where happy comes into play. The girls were pretty excited that they could fit inside the dryer.....silly girls. No, they are not even in the laundry room yet, so no need to call DCFS on me....they are just sitting waiting to be moved. However, they are already loved.... :o)

Live 4 the Fair......{Challenge #10}

Okay, so I already did my two challenges for the week, but since y'all have bonuses you can complete in the last's one of my bonuses early. Remember you can pick any two challenges for bonuses! Not just the last two.

New Sassafrass, Scenic Route, Pebbles and Jenni Bowlin in the house! I'm also submitting this one for the Scrapaganza blog challenge. I turned the layout case it doesn't look right :o) My girls LIVE for fair week....we go every night and eat funnel cakes, corn dogs, lemon shake ups....oh, I am going to miss that this year since I am on a workout/diet routine to lose the chemo weight. So far, it's kicking good. Down one pant size already. YAY!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ALERT! ALERT! Thickers addicts....

Run over to Peachy Cheap and get yourselves some Thickers....what a deal. It won't last long!

UPDATE: Thickers are sold out!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This weeks winner will receive a prize pack consisting of: SEI "Happy" chipboard book, two Imaginisce stamps (Mr. & Mrs. Penguin), and two Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards. Thanks to all of you gals for participating. It is so much fun seeing all the different inspiration out there. Avery drew out of all five of your names out of a hat.....and this weeks winner is......SHERRI! Woo Hoo, girl email me your addy to and I will get your package in the mail Monday morning. Congrats!

Finally ! Woot Woot! She's Six {Challenge #4}

Here is the for the handmade challenge. I tried to copy Megan's felties, but mine are definately NOT as cute :o(. Oh well, I tried. These are also Pink Paislee's new Enchanting papers. LOVE THEM! Welcome to Week 2 gals!

{Lucky number 60}.......Challenge #5 Blurry photo

Celebrating my dad's 60th birthday at Texas Roadhouse...the blurry photo is the one of him on the horse while we are singing "Happy Birthday". He really didn't want to get on that horse, but the grandkids were a little persuasive. He hopped on and off so quickly that all I got out of it was a blurry photo...but, still a memory! :o)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Oh, girls we should be going RIGHT NOW!!!!

Look what is in stock in at Scrapadoodle, Peoria!!

Ch-Ch-Check it out!!! I won!

Ladies, can you believe it? I won at The Scrap Review. WOO HOO!! And, one of you lucky ladies will be a winner tomorrow. Hope you're all working on Week 2....I am done, they'll be up tomorrow. Yahooooooo!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Challenge 2: Use a song for a title {Rhinestone Cowboy}

Okay, Megan, here are those pics scrapped. Only thing that is missing is the tickets I scanned in to my computer but my scanner is acting up. I will add them in the future. Ragtag Cowboy Digi Kit by Dani Mogstad, downloaded from the Sweet Shoppe.

Challenge 1: Go Digi!!

My nephew Patrick and my husband Lance have a love/hate relationship. They love to tease each other and hate to be teased by the! Since "P" as we call him is our only nephew, Lance likes having him around to do "dude" things together. For this, we both feel very blessed and lucky. As much as my girls are tomboys too, there are just some things (like Tim Taylor grunting) that are reserved just for men. Patrick was born on St. Patrick's Day, so all the more fitting to use the "lucky" theme. Enjoy!