Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Just an update. I am home from surgery and resting, a little uncomfortably, but that is to be expected. I'll be laying low for a couple days at least while I take this pain medication and sleep :o) It is making me very tired. All went as planned. Thanks for all the prayers and concern.

Monday, April 27, 2009

{Bucket List....

The last of Lisa's challenges....my Bucket List. Lisa, Thank you for a wonderful month of challenges, I loved each and every one of them (even if I didn't read them very well before I did them, lol). I have to admit this challenge of a bucket list is a mix of serious and fun but all things that I hope to do before I kick the bucket. If God should have it another way, I am at peace with that too.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lisa's Board Game Challenge

Okay, so I didn't read the challenge that well the 1st time and did a Guitar Hero page I've had planned for a while now. Then I re-read the challenge and I did this "Let's Go Fishing" page but all that it has about the board game is the title.....oh, its just to much for me to try again. So, hopefully, you will all bear with me as I totally bombed this challenge. lol! Gonna be one of those weeks already....ugh!

Friday, April 24, 2009

~ Saint Louis

Spent Lance's birthday in St. Louis. Did some sightseeing and took in two St. Louis Cardinals games. Our Game 2 seats on Lance's birthday were Row 1, right behind the Cardinals Club behind home plate....fabulous seats!! Our Game 3 seats on the 23rd were row 6 just off the left field foul pole....again, great seats. We have sat in the nosebleeds at Busch and to be honest with you, there's not a bad seat anywhere in that stadium. It is definately a fan's stadium. Saw the Cards sweep the Mets in their only matchup this season. Good times. Happy Birthday Lance!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

~Feliz Cumpleanos

Lisa's Wordle Challenge

Create a layout using Wordle....what a fun website. I tried this on my own using a digi kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hurry - A giveaway

Take a moment and go visit Simply Handmade's Blog and you could win one of two die cut machines they are giving away!! Woo Hoo!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More than a Slice....

Just got my Slice last weekend....have put off opening it all week. Finally tore into it today just to see how it works, cut these in a matter of minutes. LOVE this little machine. Love how it takes up very little space, love how it uses little design cards (another space saver), love how it cuts, oh my, I thought I loved my Cricut. I now LOVE my slice. Going to pick up some new cards with my birthday money. Online you can get them for $32. Much cheaper than Cricut carts. I also love how it's portable and you don't have to have it plugged in (but you can). There was a recent review on Scrap Review that sold me on it. Hurry, run out and grab yourself a Slice!

Words of Wisdom

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it & surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.

This quote I found last week and LOVED it, today there's been some drama with a scrapbook group I belong to and I am really debating if it's worth it to surround myself with such negativity. I just am not a drama mama.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ice Cream

From Lisa's blog challenge here is my monochromatic page....minus the white "ice" stickers. Couldn't help it! :o) Thinking I should have journaled in white ink....hmm, hate that when afterwards you think something would have looked better.

Here we go.....

Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th. It will be outpatient (yikes), so I will be home early evening the same day....and off of work for two weeks. Guessin' I should be able to finish up 20 Kindergarteners scrapbooks those two weeks....whoa, I have some work cut out for me. But, at least I can get this little problem taken care of and fixed so it doesn't get worse. There you have it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Growing Up - Good Times

Took some time Easter Eve and created this layout....knew as soon as I got this Sassafras paper that these photos had to be scrapped with it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Unity Challenge Girls are up to some FUN!
Here is the challenge they are posting this week.
This week Kim picked our challenge and here is what she said:
"Let's make something, anything but a card this week. I'm looking for some fresh new ideas for some paper craft things - other than cards. Let you imaginations run wild!"

Unity Any Time

Make a card or project using Unity stamps that could be given anytime
(not a specific occasion).

Unity Challenges

Here are the projects I made today for Unity's Hip Hop Thursday Challenges on the Splitcoast Forums.

Unity Thinks Green

Make a card or project using
Unity stamps that uses something you would find in nature
(it can be your images or something else).

~4Ever Cousins

Week #2 on Lisa's Challenge....use no patterned paper, only cardstock.

Prism cardstock in white and pink. Pink flower and two butterfly punches are stamped. Acrylic dotted flower stamp is My Mind's Eye. All other stamps are Unity. Martha Stewart craft markers. Green ribbon. American Crafts Thickers.

~PreK Memories

*Week 2 Challenge - 9 - 4x4 layouts. Not sure this qualifies but it is my attempt. Had fun with it, all those little moments in PreK all on one page for Avie. Fancy Pants pp, Reminisce stickers, Prism cardstock and MM metal.

Election Day 2009

Four years ago, we celebrated your election as the Village President. It was a night in my heart that I knew you would win, but it was still nerve-wracking, fun, exciting and we all looked forward to your vision. Now, four years later, you ran unopposed. Still, I feel the need to congratulate you on four years well done. It hasn't been easy. People do not agree with you all of the time. Board members do not agree with you all of the time. It's the nature of the political beast.

I just wanted to tell you how proud I am to be your daughter, how proud I am that you give 150% for the people of Orion. You amaze me with your compassion and leadership. Congratulations, Dad, and here's to another four years.

JIM COOPER . . . . . . . . . . 127 100.00
Over Votes . . . . . . . . . 0
Under Votes . . . . . . . . . 21

Monday, April 6, 2009

~An Eggcitin' Beautiful Day

Bonus from Lisa's Challenge **Easter Page

I am having a serious kickin' out the pages, full of mojo day today. Trying to get all my challenges done and uploaded to post each week just in case :o) Monday is D-day, so doc will decide then when to do surgery. Have all of Week #2 done, part of Week #3 (still working on details on one) and here's the Easter bonus. Yahoo...that feels awesome.

WQAD's My Favorite Teacher - our winner !

We had a wonderful surprise last week - Hannah had entered her Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Diana Wherry in WQAD's "My Favorite Teacher" contest. Here are photos of the presentation which is tentatively scheduled to air on Thursday, April 16th! Congratulations Hannah, we are so proud of you! And Congratulations Mrs. Wherry ~ you have truly touched Hannah's life in so many ways. PS - Don't forget to shut off my music first.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

~Live Strong (Lisa's April Challenges)

I truly struggled with this one...I kept saying to myself "quilting is scrapbooking with fabric so just replace the fabric with paper". Ha! Not quite that easy. I searched high and low on quilting websites looking for inspiration. I found an "autograph quilt" and this creation is what resulted from it.


I am so glad that you presented this quilt challenge. For so long, I struggled with what to do with all of the cards I received during my illness. I knew they deserved a place in my "Live Strong" album and I now have begun the journey of putting all of my card wishes into pages just like this one. They will all go in that album so that my girls and grandchildren always know how strong that circle of love is. I can't say thank you enough. This is something I have wanted to do for THREE years and your challenge gave me it. (((HUGS)))


~Wish Big (Lisa's April Challenges)

Here is my creation for the multiple tags challenge. WRMK papers, black ribbon, Prism cardstock, Prima flower, WRMK eyelets, American Crafts butterfly rub on, Thickers title.

Friday, April 3, 2009

March Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations Megan!! Here is your grand prize stash!! Send me your addy to teela1974@yahoo.com and I'll get it shipped out.

Week #4 March Challenge winner

Miss Sherry....your prizes. Sorry it took me so long to get these up here. Been a wild week. More to come on that later. Congrats!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The results....

15 9

Random numbers generated Apr 1 2009 at 14:30:6 by www.psychicscience.org.
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Sherry is the Week #4 winner and Megan is the Grand Prize winner. I will post pics of your winnings later tonight. Battling some house fixin' issues right this sec and in the midst of it I remembered, dang, I need to post winners! Congrats ladies and thanks to all of you for playing along!!!

March Challenge Winners!!

No kiddos home today so here is the list I typed in notepad according to the number of chanced each of you had.

1 - Stephani
2 - Stephani
3 - Christina
4 - Christina
5 - Lisa
6 - Lisa
7 - Lisa
8 - Lisa
9 - Megan
10 - Megan
11 - Megan
12 - Megan
13 - Sherry
14 - Sherry
15 - Sherry

The first integer picked is the Week #4 winner, the second is the Grand Prize Winner. I'm headed to a random number generator site now to have them picked.....