Saturday, July 28, 2007


She had so much fun shopping for her backpack, her lunch box and napmat for pre-K.

She thinks she is so big now. (notice the backpack is bigger than she is)I had tears in my eyes taking these photos.Hard to believe this tiny baby is big enough for school.
ONe day we are counting down the days till she goes the next Im crying thinking my baby is growing up. IT goes WAY to fast. SLOW DOWN BABY your not little but once and I wanna savour it as long as I can.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy birthday GIYULLS!

Hope to see yall at play group tomorrow :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007



Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New projects

THis is the FAMILY album from 2 Daisies Designs. They are a new paper company that premiered at CHA this time. VERY cute stuff go look at them if you get a chance. I LOVE this little mini book. I decorated it with chipboard, ribbons and lots of bling dots in different colors. Really jazzed it up.
I couldnt show all these before then we got sick with the stomach flu so Im just now getting them up here. Thanks for looking.

THis is another line of the paper 2 daisies sent for me to use. The skeletons I thought would make really fun mardi gras papers since Im down here in the heart of Mardi Gras country. I think it turned out really cute. IT IS MUCH brighter and livlier in person and the colors are so much more vibrant the photo doesn't do it justice.

This is a new paper line that premiered at CHA this past weekend called 2 daisies designs. I LOVE this line of paper it was perfect for these photos of my nephew when he was little. (HI ZACH DONT KILL ME MAN) The stars I made 3 d by folding them and placing popdots behind them.

I can finally show you this page I did for the SCRAPBOOK LIFESTYLE TELEVISION'S scrappin Idol contest. I made it through to the next round whehew. THankyou all who voted for me I so appreciate it. I had so much fun on this page. One of my most favorite colors is GREEN so this was really a blast for me. We ahd to use Green Cardstock and embelishments but the patterned paper could be other colors. I know that scalloped paper looks yellow but it is a real limey yellow green color and has green flourishes in the back ground.

spoke just a little too soon

OK I spoke too soon. .... I ended up with some kinda bad stomach flu hat has had me in the bed for a week. For something they say won't kill ya man I sure felt pretty close a few times there. SO easy to get dehydrated. I THINK we are almost over it now. Playing major catch up worse than I was to start with. BUT at least no one is puking.
Just a quick update. Bella got the rest of her uniforms today. John took her and finished that for me (thank you John) she is gonna look too cute but I can tell she is gonna hate this thing before its over. very boring. anyway just a quick update and we are continuing to pray for our friend Billy Hall that was in the boating accident that has a severe head trauma. He is in the neuro science hospital at university medical in Jackson Mississippi so please say an extra prayer for him and his family.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

NO, I feel fine


IM busy lol Im scrapping like a person with one day left ..... to put all their memories on paper. OH wait THAT WOULD be the case. I have projects coming out the wazoo. One is a last minute thing I was asked to do and I wasn't thinking and said yes. SO when John gets home from work, I have been Under 3 feet of scrap paper which we call my scrap room and just working. Battling headache from allergies and am just TIRED! SO I nap then get up and scrap some more. ITS FUN THOUGH IM NOT COMPLAINING. I love doing this so it gets these pages done. Even Better that they serve more than one purpose. SO I WILL SHOW YOU WHEN I CAN. I dont have them all done but soem will have to be done by tomorrow, so IF I DONT ANSWER THE PHONE.. IF IM SHORT WITH YOU ON THE PHONE. ITS cuz IM BUsy. I got my Normal due stuff this weekend too and Getting Bella ready for school. LOVE YA!
Now back to work. hugs xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

OOPS almost forgot!

Good morning! I have a few minutes between errands while Bella is filling up on "BuGHsketti". I forgot to put my layout up sorry. Got a hectic day today full of errands and appts. (and FINALLY get my hair cut thank you lord!) Don't forget to check out the uploads by The Treasures To Scrap Design Team. Around The Block was the sponsor this month and they completely spoiled us with goodies. I will Add this now and hopefully get to upload the others tonight when things settle down.

Bella: Mommy! This bughsketti is sooo good its havin' a party in my tummy. ::raises up her shirt:: SEEEEEEEE!

I Thought you would get a smile out of that today Mom!

Also the scores should be sent ughmm I think tomorrow for the 2nd week contest at Treasures. I know several of you have asked. I will get back to you on that so Just check the boards. Sorry gotta run Bella is pulling me out of my chair.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

What a weekend

Been a busy weekend around here. Hope everyone has been doing good. I wanted to let you know Royce made it through his surgery and is doing great. Thank you again for all the prayers for him and his family.

ALOT going on at Treasures To Scrap this weekend. We had all kinds of challenges and layouts uploaded. Around The Block is the sponsor this month. They were very generous and we all had a great time playing with their products. THOSE INKERS are to die for. THe paper tagger and the label maker rock too. THey have some of the cutest papers and embelishments. Yall have to check it out In the TTS STORE.

Got alot of projects finished this weekend. I have been scrapping away. Got 2 mailed off Friday for a thing I have been working on. Got 2 more made for sponsors and then another project that is almost done. Got my next challenge done as well I think this was the most fun one yet! Had a blast making it thanks Wendy! You rock sista!

Hope you have a great week.

Friday, July 13, 2007


HEY yall! FIRST THANK YOU ALL SOOOO MUCH for the prayers for Royce Mcglohon that works with John. He was involved in a VERY SERIOUS accident earlier in the week and IS VERY fortunate to be alive. Your continued prayers will be so appreciated. He is having surgery TODAY to repair the c-5 and c-6 vertebrae in his neck. THey have seen no paralysis and Say he should be back up walking and working in around a month! SO many prayers were answered there. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your prayers for he and his family. THey all spend so much time in their vehicles working the way they do and it is so scary. People are so distracted now a days with cell phones etc. SO PLEASE be careful and pay extra attention AND SLOW DOWN! Please remember Royce and his family today as he goes through this surgery and also as he endures his recovery.
THe photos are unbelievable. So amazing he is alive.

Vacation Bible School starts next week at our church so please keep that in your thoughts and prayers as well.

I took my last big dose of the shingle medication (WHEHEHWWW pause for cheers and applause) I feel soooo much better. I just have to wait out the time now so I can be around pregnant people and kids under 2 and older people. I have to be off this med for 2 weeks and shingle free 10 days. That kinda knocks out VBS for us but, AT LEAST I can GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE SOME!!! Going stir crazy here!

We have our SPONSOR UPLOAD TOMORROW at TREASURES TO SCRAP. LOTS OF GORGEOUS creations using AROUND THE BLOCK products. We got SOOOOO MANY COOL THINGS to try out and play with. IM LOVING their products. IF YOU DONT have their paper tagger and little label maker, YOU ARE MISSING OUT. THIS IS THE COOLEST THING! THEIR inkers that have the sanders on the opposite ends are also A FAVORITE around here. I want MORE OF THEM!! SO be sure and check that out tomorrow. I will also Post what I did with them On here. SO check back! ALSO the DESIGN TEAM has SCRAPJACKED the site since the owner is out of town. I hear that a few are running wild with red sharpies. PUTTING moustaches on avatars and having way too much fun. THEY also marked down sooo much stuff in the store and are giving discounts right and left. SO ughmm might better hurry before Tracy gets back hahaha!

Well That is all for now. Miss Bella is ready to Play so we are gonna get to it. Hope you have a great Friday :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


To all of the contestants going to the next round in the scrapbook lifestyles stylin' idol contest. I cannot wait to see what the next challenge is.

Week 3's challenge was to use Ribbon in a creative way. Here's what the rules were:
Challenge for Week 3 was.........

You must use ribbon!

You must have at least 1 (one) FOOT of ribbon on your page.

You can NOT tie the ribbon on to anything OR in a bow. (it can NOT resemble a bow at all).
The ribbon can NOT be on your layout in a straight line.
Here's the list of who is moving on...

Allison Cope
Trish Harwick
Tracy Lathrop
Sabrina Kalleberg
Candice Cook
Nancy Jones
Amy Gebhard
Amy Coose
Liz Jacob
Kathy Waller
Davinie Fiero
Karen Reedy
Debbie VanMarter
Tracy Rizzo
Leslie Ashe
Becky Thackston

Congrats everyone! All the layouts were gorgeous! VERY creative!

Here is the Layout I did for this round:

Saturday, July 07, 2007


BELLLAAAAASSS HOME. SO I have been busy busy IM NOT SICK so don't worry JUST BUSY and BElla wont let go of my hand long enough for me to type more than this.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


SANTA DEFINITLY CAME TO MY HOUSE TODAY!!! THe mail man came and I got this package and I was pretty clueless wtheck is this. John said DON'T OPEN IT TILL I GET HOME cuz I have to get something. Im thinking GET something???? oook. IT has TTS address on it so Im like hmmmm I didnt order anything. BUt I know something sneaky has been going on cuz John had been Talking to Tracy. ANd Robin has been dancing around I know something you dont know. SO Im like OK the gig is up. SO JOhn was on his way home makes me WAIT!!! meanie. HE gets home and says OK YOU can open it. I told him I THOUGHT you had to get something he said I DO... HE goes and gets MY CAMERA. IM like UGHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO I LOOK HORRIBLE what are you doing HELLOOO unwashed hair no shower yet eww go awayyy HE said I HAVE TO.... well ughmm Ok..
SO I open the box heart pounding cuz the box has fragile all over it Im thinking it is too small to be Bella and I didnt hear any little girl giggling. so still mystery to me..... I open it and there is a PRECIOUS CARD that smells all good and some towels. Im like TOWELS? OK SO I reluctantly READ the card first cuz Yall know me and figure Id get to the good stuff but I read it and she says I had this just laying around here and figured you and bella would enjoy it more. SO IM thinking WHAT... AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LIGHT BULB COMES ON. TRACY GOT SOMETHING NEW RECENTLY. THE NEW 12 x12 CRICUIT. SOOOOO GUESS WHAT I GOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NO she gave ME HER CRICUIT SHE HAD BEFORE!!!! OMG CAN YOU BELIEVEEE THAT!! I AM BLOWN AWAYYYYYYY! IM so happy and SO PROUD and I was crying and laughing and then I wanted to beat her cuz that is just tooo much. SHe is so funny THe photos was she wanted to see me open it. I wont show you all cuz UGHHHH yall woudl be scared. BUT IM SOOO EXCITED! THANK YOU SO MUCH TRACY you are just one of my truest bestest buds and I just love you to pieces MEAN IT. BUT I know you know all that!
I brag on her constantly and on her site she is rockin cool and so sweet.

Also ANOTHER HAPPY. MY BABY IS COMING HOME TONIGHT!! SHe was cryin this morning she wanted her mommy and daddy. so... they are comin tongiht. which is fine by me cuz I just figured we woudlnt see her for another month cuz THEY WOULDNT EVEN MENTION coming home!! SO LOTS of good news today.. so ughmm I gotta go ... I got stuff to play with stuff to clean fore they get here BYEE!!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!! I hope your Holiday is Great and you remember the reason for it as well :)
WE are just hanging out doing the same thing. I am getting LOTS of rest and getting caught up scrapping. SOMe cleaning done that needed to be done. I hope to get Bella's closet organized and her room cleaned good as well ass the carpets cleaned today. Don't really see all that happning but it was fun to think about

IM beginning to wonder if My child is coming home... .Our family back home is at the family reunion today. I hope the weather holds out for them. I wasn't able to go yet. Riding 3 hours one way with shingles... NOT FUN! Also John had to work yesterday and Tomorrow. WE had bad storms yesterday that took the roof off the Wal mart here near us. Well a section of roof. They called it some kind of micro burst or soemthing... They picked every Redneck in Mobile I think to put on The Weather Channel and on Cnn. BUT WE ARE ALL OK so don't worry lol. My phone rang off the hook yesterday with family worrying and friends back home. IT was like 6 or so miles from here not the one we ussually go to that is right by us. I DO Pray everyone was ok. They said there were not but a few serious injuries. I pray they are all ok...

I DO THINK Bella is having fun. DOnt you think so? Does she look the LEAST bit homesick in ANY OF THESE PHOTOS???? I didn't see it. hahahaha I have tried not to call her alot so she doesn't give them a hard time but when we do she is preoccupied and busy having fun so IM GLAD she isn't sad. PRETTY EVIDENT in those pictures HOW SAD she is huh? I think John and I Miss her LOTS MORE than she does us. John comes by me every now and then and says mamamamamama mammamamamamaa mommy, mom HEY MAAAAAMAAA!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH LET ME IN! Mama get me so and so Mama I want to play with EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! This way I don't miss the NOISE huh?
JUST so I don't get quite as missin her sick hahaha! I know she is having a GREAT time at AUnt Liz's playing with the big boys. SHe loves the trampoline and swimming in the pool so we are letting her have fun as long as possible. IM HOPING by next week I can get out some and drive again. This weekend IM gonna TRY and venture out. BUT IF YOU HAVE ever driven IN Mobile... YOu will understand the importanct of making sure you can see well. I think we have the worse drivers here. BUt we are also a HUGE tourist town during the summer with being close to the beach and on the main road to the on the way to florida. SO I want to make sure I CAN SEE and am NOT DIZZY. HA!
We hopefully can be part of the world again. IM getting better and stronger every day so I HOPE soon I will finally shake this shingle crapp. Our VBS starts not this coming week but the next week. SO I Know she is looking forward to that.

Be sure and stop by Treasures and CHECK out the NEWSLETTER. WE have a great sponsor this month and ALOT OF fun coming up. SO be sure and say hello and JOIN IN THE JULY CONTEST! HOpe you have a Happy 4th of July and be sure to Thank our military guys and gals and THANK THEM for what they do TO KEEP US SAFE!

Monday, July 02, 2007

WHHEW a toot and blog challenge

TOdays BLog challenge by Dawn is to List an accomplishment we are proud of.

WEll. I have a new one that is out. I just got named the Design Team Co ordinator for Treasures To Scrap. IM so excited! Tracy and Wendi are so busy working for the site and for us getting sponsors and cool products they don't get a chance to breathe sometimes. SO I am going to take some of the stress off of them and be the OFFiCIAL question answerer. Kinda a go between. HElp out where needed and help the design team have what they need to get their projects done. I am also going to be working hard to bring in sponsors and fun things for us to do.

I think this is a big accomplishment with all I have had going on in my life here lately. I have been very dedicated to the site and to Tracy and Wendi. SO it is a big honor for me. I am so excited. WE want this site to be a place you can kick back have fun and scrap and get mega inspiration. They have some of the most generous sponsors and are a blast to work with. Tracy and Wendi are all about their DT and their customers which is so impessive to me. I am forever grateful to Di for telling me about this place. It has been hard being stuck in the house and sick all the time. So this is my place to get in touch with the outside world and forget about it for a while. A great way to focus on scrappin and creating these albums for my daughter.

IM finally getting better I can see progress and IM SO happy. I dont have a spot in front of my eye today and my head isnt swimming THANK YOU LORD!!
Thank you for all of your prayers and warm thoughts!
DONT FORGET we have a new contest starting at Treasures for UNDISCOVERED TALENT.