Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Yes, I am still here...

I have not been posting.  On purpose really.  I am still creating.  But there has been some fabulous changes for me personally and well...I plan on attaching another blog about the "change" to my blog.  I am thinking this coming weekend will be the perfect time to share.

In the meantime,

...this is the most wonderful time of the year.

Have I mentioned?  The inside of our home is decorated and plan on working on the outside in between WKU and DAWG vs. Jackets this coming weekend.  So, I will catch you up later.
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back to Life, Back to Reality...

There is lots to tell and simply not enough time for me to tell it all.  However, I will  be soon taking on another blog.  Details for it coming later.  But for now, here are some "highlights" of this past week.

Tomorrow, it is back to reality.

Flying toward the BEACH!

First morning on the beach was wonderful.  
The air crisp and we could feel the warmth rising with the sun.

Got FREAKY at the TIKI!
We met new Friends, Clay and Barbara.  
We jumped waves with them, went out to eat, sun bathed, and watched many people on the beach.  All while making a new friendship and creating memories that will fill my scrapbooks.

Now, Back to Life, Back to Reality!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Oh My Heavens!

Popping on here from work because guess what came in my email?
I am shouting it to the MOUNTAIN TOPS!  Nashville is just 45 minutes South of me....OH JOY!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Playing Hookie...

from church this morning.  2 weeks in a row.  I am addicted to my new toy...
It has a FABULOUS red leather cover.  I am addicted to the ANGRY BIRDS, too.  I know I am late to the party, but I seriously enjoy reading my magazines this way as well.  FABULOUS!

So, this morning I am creating in my studio.  I just feel the need to be creative.  But somehow, My Color Nook is calling.  What the heck?!

Last evening we went to Kentucky Orchestra and had a night of "Piano Men."  It was fabulous.  If you love Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Carole King...this was the night!  We had a ball at Van Meter at WKU and it looks as though we are going become season ticket holders.  The next concert is a night about ABBA- Abbacadabbra.  Should be fun as well.  I cannot wait.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I so totally dig these TATS!

Only to be this BRAVE!  It is very cool.

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

This is one I truly would love to have.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

This in that recently...

I have some "new to me" items to organize some of my scrappy goodies in my art room.  Not sure if I will keep them the same color or paint them black/walnut.  For now, they are as is.

I have had this mirror for 2 years.  It is finally hung.  I totally dig it.  I bought it at a consignment shop.

When we picked Bri up from camp over a week ago we noticed wooden crosses all over the camp.  Crosses carved into tree trunks.  For whatever natural reason the tree went down, they simply kept the trees and carved crosses in them.  All sizes and heights.  We found it unique.

Random photo really.  I found it interesting.  Found on a front porch at Camp Loucon.  Kinda creepy, too.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In A Nutshell...

I have been extremely busy lately.  But I will post a few highlights!
I am almost sure this is alright as some may get bored with my random thoughts.  But have no fear for those who enjoy a read, I will be back.

These are my two boxes from Studio Calico.  They contained lots of goodies and my May and June Kits.  I am terrible about going out to the farm these days.  I am so busy that I just pop in when I can and to get my kits.  I always enjoy the country drive for sure.  April and Greg live about 11 miles from me and I it is that time of year when I need to supply the both of them with my homemade salsa.  They love it.

So far, these are the only layouts I have created recently.  I plan on getting my craft/art room back in shape.  I am reorganizing.  I have purged some things and I hope to be back creating in my room this weekend.  I better not make any promises though...something always comes up.

Well, I guess this is it for right now. 
I have more photos and I hope to post regularly. (see above paragraph)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer is Sizzling...

Literally!  This has been a super busy summer for our family.  When we are not working we are soaking in activities on the weekends. So, I really have not had much time to create or post here.  Summer is my time of the year and prefer to be out and about-doing and going.  Plus, I have something in the works I plan to share...I think.  I am still trying to figure out when I share how to go about is pretty big news for me.

But with that said, I have been creating with the 3 Scrappy Boys  July Kit.  I will show the first two layouts. I need to photograph the other things I have created with this really fun kit.  So, here ya go...

 Well, I guess many are staying home for CHA SUMMER and not heading to Chicago.  But I have been checking out the Craft and Hobby Website and it seems there are some new manufactures of some cool products showcasing them at the convention center.  I am anxious as it seems MIXED MEDIA art (my personal favorite) is becoming all the buzz and fad right now.

Well, I am off and about...I have a busy morning.
Have a terrific weekend.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Today, I am staying home.  I plan on creating.  I have a creative itch I need to scratch.  But I thought I would just post a few photos to show what I have been up to lately with my family!

Just a day with the FAMILY!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm Not Weird, I'm Limited Edition!

My new saying!  Yes, you read it here first. Yesterday was a great deal of fun.  Creative time with the fabulous creative scrapbooker's from The Scrapbook Village!  There we several classes and everyone participates by round robin style.  It was great fun.  I enjoyed getting to know other scrapbooker's and having wonderful creative conversations.  I really love Bonnie and Janett.  I love shopping and now I have a new obsession (will save that for another post).   Several classes and while I enjoy the classes I have a hard time following the exact design.  Not out of disrespect for the instructor or the designer of the class, but because I kind of scrap to my own creative flow.  I love taking the product and making my own take on the class.  Let's see...there was Ken Oliver from Unibind that showcased the Unibind and how one can create their own photo book, scrapbook, creative journal, etc.  He was my first class and my last class featured the Pinky (Cristal) Hobbs and the I-Rock Tool.  Pinky's hair is fabulous and she has an infectious laugh.  Overall, this was a great day and as always, Bonnie and Janett are wonderful hostesses.  Be sure to check out their website as this summer proves to be busy in Glasgow, Kentucky!  Coming in the Fall, I will be guest designing, "Technique Surprises."  More on that later...

So without further ado, here is some scrappy goodness!

 From Pinky's Class----Notice the I-Rock, Rocks?  This class was about the technique of using them.  Fabulous papers and I created this card with the papers supplied.

Same with this class, it was a two page layout class with a flower technique.  I did not create the two page layout but enjoyed playing with the papers.  I plan making a layout with the papers supplied and of course, creating the fab flowers that Lil' Bonnie showed everyone to make.

Yes, another BICYCLE LAYOUT!  I have to finish those photos.  So, this is what I created while gabbing with Wendy.   Wendy is from Australia and she schedules her "American Vacations" around activities happening with Scrapbook Village.  How cool is this?!  She has been doing this for several years.  She and I have began a new friendship that I see lasting for many more years to come.

This is the layout I made while chatting with Ken Oliver.  We got caught up on the "WORLD OF SCRAP" gossip and such.  It was great to talk it up to a fellow Atlantan.  We plan on hooking up at future events for sure.  Our talk was about CHA Summer in Chicago and the Scrapbook World as a whole.  Funny how small this circle truly is, huh?

Well, anyhoo...I have to get in here and rearrange my art studio.  I feel a Spring Cleaning coming on as my children from Atlanta are coming into town for the Memorial Day weekend and one of them will be using my studio as a bedroom.  Do not snicker, it is the most favorite room in the house.  It's simply fab!  I will share photos for another day as well.  I have to keep you all in suspense as I cannot share everything in one post.

I hope you had a great weekend and I am truly am trying to keep my blog moving.  But I must create memories in order to be creative.  Plus, I have to be somewhat of a bohemian enigma anyway.

Friday, May 13, 2011

FRIDAY the 13th!

Nope ---- I am not superstitious.  But I must say, the logo is kinda fun! 
I remember when I saw the movie for the first time!
Well, maybe a
 What am I doing this FRIDAY the 13th?  Going to see KANSAS in Glasgow!  In the country, in the dark, at night, know where I am going with this, right?
Keri Livgren does not tour with them anymore, however, I am pretty excited to see how the ole' boys can still perform.  Takes me back....
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My Mother's Day Weekend has been awesome!  My son who lives in Colorado sent me roses and chocolates that were delivered yesterday while I was scrapping the day away with my daughter.  I have lots of new gifts and my husband took us out for breakfast this morning and he is now doing chores around the house while I do whatever I want.  Gosh, this is AWESOME!  But I must confess, although this is Mother's Day, I do get this treatment a great deal on weekends that are not specified just for "Mom."

Today, I do reflect on my own mother and my grandmother.  They are no longer with me but they were incredible women.  Strong, independent, and creative.  They are greatly missed but more so today than other days.  I reflect upon their influences within my own life and how they helped mold me into a great mother as well.  For that, I give a big thank you to them.

So, what did I do yesterday?  Played with my May 2011 Main Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys and the Add-On Kit.  Here are just a few I created yesterday.  Keep checking back as more will be added.  Until then, Have a Wonderful Mother's Day weekend and if you are lucky enough to have a mother still in your are more than blessed.  Show her.

April Ride

Free Spirited


Tea for Two
So, go take some pictures and create a memory. 
Tell a story or a moment that means so much to you and share it...I do.  

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbooking Day

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

If you have come across this blog by accident, WELCOME! 
If you intended to be here by joining in the 3 Scrappy Boys Blog Hop
then, you are in the right place!

My challenge to the blog hoppers is to create any size layout, card, ATC, or take a photo with the following KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL color theme.  

Yes, be inspired by the theme of the Kentucky Derby or the colors of the artistic poster theme.  Heck, create a hat/bonnet out of your scrappy supplies. 
If you would, go to 3 Scrappy Boys and post us your inspired creation or post a comment here and link us to your creation so we too can be inspired.  
I cannot wait to see what you will design.

If you are on the link below to continue.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Creative Pampering!

Yes, that is exactly what it was on Saturday.  A day of scrapbooking, messages, gifts every hour, decadent cakes, eclair's, chocolates, and girl time.  It was in essence, a day of pampering!  I enjoyed it greatly and it ended all too soon.  I feel I accomplished a great deal.  I scrapped with my Studio Calico kits and shopped as well.  So without further ado...
 Ever set your tripod up and and move toward it?  It is lots of fun..

 Brianna loves to ride her bike.

 Try explaining these "VOGUE" moves to your 8 year old daughter and then carry that a bit further and go into a Madonna mini-biography.  Oh yeah, we lived it!

 I camped as well.  But I was so proud of Brianna helping her dad set up camp. 
I arrived a day later.

I simply love the artsy feel of the A & W can.  Too bad I do not like the flavor.

Thanks for taking a gander!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Signs of Spring and the Natives are Restless!

Warmer weather is what we want.  Warmer weather is what we got.  I recently had a car wreck and my mobility has not been what it was over a week ago.  My working out is sidelined along with other favorite Springtime fun.  But it does not mean I cannot take photos of others having fun.

Such a sweet smile.  Freckles, too!

I drink Diet Dr. Pepper.  This is Bri's Favorite.  I just think it is a pretty cool can design.  Love the colors.

Show OFF!  I am thinking it is not "RAIN DROPS KEEP FALLING," either.  But, pretty close.

He has his MAN CARD BACK and I sport my Studio Calico Softball shirt.

I love this color.
Well, I plan on scrapping all day tomorrow. 
Oh yes, I am back on the 3 Scrappy Boys Design Team. 
 I think it will be lots of fun, too!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Statements of This and That

I am getting ready to go create for a bit.  My club does not open until 1:00 PM.  Yes, I would say we are in a community that still tries to preserve a bit of the "Old Sunday" ways.  Everything just gets back to normal after the morning church hours.  Because, Lord forbid "the women" cook on Sunday.  It is just better to go to a restaurant and have it prepared for you from someone that should be home with their family.  That always struck me as backwards thinking.

Here are a few more photos of randomness.  It is just weird for me to post something without a photo.  Know what I mean?
 The above picture?  What can I say...37 days of the white stuff since November 2010 to February 2011.  Yes, I am ready for some warmth.  It is nippy today.  They are calling for some sleet.  What the FLIPPITY DOO DAH?

 The above Sterling Rose Bouquet is my Valentine's Day surprise that was sent to my workplace from my darling husband.  It was the second bouquet.  I had to get it a day later as the bouquet below is what they sent to me on V-Day.  He saw it and said, "THAT IS NOT WHAT I ORDERED!"  Who knew?

 Yes, I would say there is a HUGE DIFFERENCE!  BTW, the top bouquet lasted 3 weeks and the this bouquet with the pink flowers...never bloomed.  The heads of the roses just fell off.

Well, I am off to create.  I need to go play with some paper and glue.

Have a great SUNDAY.  Stay warm.