Friday, July 31, 2009


I have been scrapping this week in between decorating. I surely needed the break from choosing where things need to be "hid" er, um...stored.
So, I have been working on my Army Brat Memory Book. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking and I guess I should get back to the house. Have a terrific Friday and spend some time with your family this weekend. Create a memory together.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August Sneak Peek for Art Freckles!

It's raining again today...but I can show you some sneak peeks that simply brighten my day. Art Freckles August Kit will be released for Sale on August 1st. Here is just a taste of what I have created. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Papaya Art

I love color. In our last house we downsized quite a bit. I stored most if not all of my colorful art and bohemian love of fun art and whimsical madness that screamed...I am definatly a child of the 60's. In our new house, the main part is mixed with my art, my mother's paintings, and the ecclectic style of old meets new. I love the mix of antiques with Early American styles. I at one time, thought that fine lines and equal symmetry appealed to me. But I was wrong. While I can decorate this simply is not my personality at all. My decor is taking a wild change. Influenced with some religious art and pops of color dominate the main living space and I have a guest bedroom that is influenced by the late 1880's and art from the Civil War era. In our new home, I have a studio. It is up narrow stairs (a loft if you will) and I plan on not sticking to a theme of color or restrictions. It will be the place that screams inspiration and anything goes. While the furniture will be more neutral tones~my accents and walls will be a mixture of what I have created and what inspires me. This leads me to share a favorite shopping place that inspires me to open my spirit up.
It is Papaya Art. I love their papers, their artist (her blog is the very first one posted to the right here-Ana----->) You must read all about her art studio HERE as well! Here are some of my favorite goodies.

I am so in love with the different wrapping papers. So much, that I plan on framing a few for my artful space that gives me a great deal of pleasure and I plan on spending an average of 4 hours a day in my studio after school starts on August 4th.Papaya Art has all kinds of wonderful art that decorates the everyday functional items such as folders, planners, calendars, and yes they even have fabulous gift tags.Gift Tag

For the scrapper or BINDER lover they have fabulous 3 ring binders for only $10.00 that have art on them that scream, wow!

Yes, it is a special place this Papaya Art. You must check them out!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More...precious moments

Here are just a few more photos from the BIG DAY YESTERDAY!
Soldier and Bride Wedding Topper that Zachary picked out for their cakeThe cake started to melt a little, but it was still very good
They are a lovely couple, aren't they

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I am a Mother-In-Law

Today was a day to be proud through tears and laughter. My son took a Bride! She is Chelsey and she is part of our family. Here are some photos that I took of the wedding and of course, I invited Scarlet and April from Studio Calico. April came with camera in hand and has also posted a few photos that she took as well (April's Blog Post) It was a day of great JOY!
So, here are my photos from today's events. These are the raw photos and I have not had time to crop and or lighten or brighten. So, bare with me.Introducing, Mr. & Mrs Zachary A. SeaboltThere are so many photos. I must go through them all and choose some really good ones to share with our family scattered throughout the United States and the Middle East in Afghanistan. I wish the best for my son and his new bride, my daughter-in-law. I know they will learn to love even more deeply than they do today. It is wonderful to go through life with your very best-friend.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Alive and Well in Bowling Green, Kentucky!

We have made it to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Brian is getting dressed for his "official" first day in Bowling Green at work instead of being a "visitor" conducting business. We arrived Thursday morning around 9:AM C.T. and within 45 minutes we met several neighbors that came to our door and introduced themselves to us. It was great. I feel like I live on a street from the show, "Bewitched." Everyone and I do mean, EVERYONE here seems to be very nice and sincere. Heck, just going to the grocery store was a pleasure. Everyone here has manners and goes out of their way to greet you as your eyes meet. This is NO exaggeration. It is as though we have lived here for years. The neighbors next to us we have gotten to know over a 2 hour conversation in our backyards. They are transplanted from Southern California and they would not live anywhere but here. We are lucky enough to live in the district of the number 1 school in our county as well. It is comforting to know that everyone is nice and opens themselves up for new friends here. In Atlanta, people go for years in their subdivisions and NEVER meet anyone. Smiles are rare and everyone is in a rush. But here, "rush hour" if you want to call it that...lasts about 45 minutes. By rush hour, I mean having to wait at the light and turn with maybe 5 cars in front of you. Funny, our neighbor told us the road heading into one of the main streets says it may take you 10 minutes to get to the main drag. We giggled. This is NOT traffic that is for sure. Brian only works about 5 minutes away and our neighbor told him he needed to be prepared for this morning as it may take him about 15 minutes to get to work instead of the "quick skip" as he called it. Once again, Brian snickers and says "I'll make sure I account for the time." So far, I cannot find anything to dislike about Bowling Green. This is a golden town for sure. This is what America truly is...I hope it can stay a secret for years to come. Many people come here to vacation and site see. This area is known for its grand acres of rolling fields of crops and the underground caves. Our subdivision actually has a river running underneath. Caves are everywhere. Truly amazing. Can you tell I am excited? Well, after already unpacking over 70 boxes and new furniture coming today that we purchased at Thornton Furniture (local family store), I plan on starting with my decorating. That is the fun part of moving. Not all the stuff in between. I am equally excited as our son from Fort Hood heading to Fort Carson will be taking a BIG DETOUR to come by and spend about 5 days with us and he is bringing "the girl." We are excited and we are opening our hearts to our intended daughter-in-law. I am sure we will have fun exploring our new town and creating memories with one another.

Well, this is it for now. Just wanted to pop on here and let you all know we are doing well and are excited about our new home, new town, and our new friends!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Emotional Day...I am sure.

By the time you are reading this, we are leaving Georgia behind. This picture in this layout is probably telling how my heart will feel as we leave Georgia behind. The adventure of a new city and new state will be a good one I am sure. But, I will definitely miss family and friends that we are leaving behind. Memories of my home state have been flooding my brain all week. The next entry I make here will come from Bowling Green as soon as our Internet service is hooked up. Good-bye Georgia. Thank you for the MEMORIES that will linger in my heart and mind forever.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Deep Blue Sea

I simply loved playing with these papers. The photos came out dark here in this layout when I took a picture of it but I still wanted to share. It is Wednesday and today, if we are on schedule our move to Bowling Green, KY will officially be underway. The movers should have everything packed and loaded today. I hope you are enjoying your HUMP DAY!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Traditional Scrapping

I love scrapping out of the box most of the time. But sometimes, I do revert back to "traditional" layouts for papers that I love to cut out. Here is a layout of my cousin and her best-friend.
I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday. We are in a hotel close to home while the packers are finishing up and loading the truck for Bowling Green, KY.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

If you make a face in my camera...I will SCRAP IT!

When will family and friends learn to NOT make funny faces into a "scrappers camera?" Basically, we will find a way to scrap it. In this layout, my husband was making a funny face after the waiters at the Mexican Eatery in Pensacola sang a Birthday song to him. So, you know I had to scrap it!
We are in the process of moving this week but I have set some posts that will appear each day with a new layout that I have created. I cannot wait until my scrap room is unpacked and in order for me to have more fun with my photos. So, keep in mind...if you look into my camera and make a silly face, you will be scrapped! Have a terrific Monday!

July Art Freckles Reveal

Wow, at Art Freckles there are two kits to work with in July. Lots of product and fabulous ideas created by the design team. I had the privilege to work with the July Kit, "Story Book #1." I enjoyed creating with it the colors are fabulous. The price is just right and the kits are limited, so be sure to grab yours today.
In the meantime, here is what I created using the Art Freckles July Kit "Story Book#1."
Thanks for looking and have a terrific week!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

I am proud to be an American. I am proud of the freedoms we have within our society. I am proud and honored to continue to have these freedoms that have been fought for throughout history. One of our favorite traditions is going to the parade. This is a layout I created with my son Kaleb when we went to the parade with my grandmother back in 1995.
It's always fun to capture traditions and create with favorite photos.
I also like to create "traditional" holiday photos out of the "regularly" themed paper.
I hope you like this "take" on one of our ways we celebrate the 4th of July each and every year.
Happy Birthday America!

2008 NOT 2009!

DUH, me! I loved creating this layout of my daughter and my Great-Aunt Kate. Aunt Kate is my grandmother's sister and she is one of 3 living now out of a family of 10 siblings. We visited with her last year on vacation. I know I put 2009 on my layout and I have replaced it with an "8" but I took the photo before altering the date. Just a fun day of creating yesterday. I am in love with Studio Calico's June Kit, "Soda Fountain."

Well, I am off to Archiver's for shopping and scrapping ALL DAY! It will be great fun.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

She is the GIRL!

I have been scrapping this week and I am going scrapping at my favorite place tomorrow, Archiver's ALL DAY! A present to myself before everything is packed away for our move that begins on Monday. I cannot think of a better way to start the 4th of July weekend. This is what moves me to create this layout of my son and his new fiance'. They met two years ago on a plane from Atlanta to Oklahoma. He was on his way for basic training and they met and have been the best of friends ever since. They have been dating and realize that they are meant to be together forever. I am pleased. Zachary talks about Chelsey all the time on the phone. She is the one constant subject in our conversation's. I cannot wait to meet her in a few weeks when they fly in together and spend some time with us at our new house in Bowling Green, Ky. I am thinking a "girls day" out for Chelsey and me in order for me to get to know her better.
Amazing how this summer has "change" written all over it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Looking Back...

My nostalgia is continuing this week looking through old photos and scanning them to scrap. This is one of my favorite photos of my little brother and my step-father while we were living in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War. My mother used to sew matching jumpsuits for both my brother and step-father. This is just one FANTABULOUS creation she sewed with much love and joy.