Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of the YEEARRRRR

THis last post of the year ya I have gotten really behind on posting. seems I have had some trouble with keeping up. I have not been scrapbooking alot ok well not at all. my shoulder is giving me fits. I know I KNOW its always something. everything seems to relate back to ms. This is related back to that fall I took because of the MS I have always dislocated and been able to pop out of socket easy. SOMETIMES it came in handy when I was younger and more limber ::pause for your imagination to wander all you want but come back soon ok?::
I was a cheerleader, I rode horses, I was a wild and crazy kid I could THEN pop my shoulders out and it was kinda neat NOW.. it hurts and it aint cool no more.
NOW IT REQUIRES SURGERY because they wont stay in socket. The Muscles and tendons around them are not supporting the socket anymore also a possible tear they couldnt see it but he said the way it was moving in there sounded that way. HAPPY NEW YEAR huh?
So we have been dealing with this for a bit now. We did physical therapy, Did other stuff trying to see if that helped no.. so now last resort we didnt want to. Because of the fact I get shingles so easy and I am difficult to anethetize. BELIEVE IT OR NOT (I KNOW THE SHOCK IS GONNA JUST THROW YOU GUYS one) I have a small mouth. I KNOWWWW
I asked for it in writing.
I WANTED to have proof I KKNEW you guys wouldnt believe me.
so anyway I have to have the fibro optic knock out stuff.
JUST MEANS costs more
everything is outpatient. Well SUPOSED to be but this is ME we are talking about. My Neurologist (MS DR and DR B) by the time its over will probably keep me over night if any little thing happens just to be safe knowing them but we will just wait and see. I love them because of that fact. I would rather be overly cautious because of all the close calls we have had ya know?

SO that is where I have been. I have had a sling on my shoulder for a while fought shingles getting ridiculous Hope new year will bring better days.

Hopefully this will fix it right up though and wont h ave to worry bout this any more though. TOo bad its my right arm though :(

They are going to put some kinda band around the joint to hold it in there hopefully all fibro optically unless he gets in there and its worse than he suspects. The x ray and CT showed one thing and MRI another BUT hopefully all out patient. minimal amount surgery minimal amount everything we are praying.

We have had ALOT of Blessings this year. They keep coming so I hate to keep asking but I just pray we are Blessed with an easy surgery. no MS Flare ups No SHingles.
I know that is alot to ask.

I have so many friends that are REALLY REALLY sick right now.

VERY THANKFUL my Britt Britt came through her surgery well we have been so worried.
we love her so much.
blessings to my cousin Jan and the entire Family.
That they will be Blessed this year also.
We are gonna leave all this bad stuff BEHIND IN 2010 and this year 1 1 11 is gonna be a good one!

We wish you and your family a blessed new year OF HEALTH and love we take our health soooooo much for granted. BE sure to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. You never know when it just might be the last time you get to say it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


My wonderful Husband took me to this AMAZING place for our anniversary. The point clear spa and resort in point clear Alabama. Talk about relaxing. It was just what I needed.
what we BOTH needed. we refreshed relaxed in the spa, enjoyed the view. The buffet, Watched the Mississippi State game in the bar they had there called Buckys.
was really nice. I posted some photos from my phone on facebook but they were not that great.
Here are a few photos I took with my camera. (that is what he got me for anniversary/Christmas/birthday an upgraded camera oh and this mini vacation haha)

when we first got there (keep in mind I had no clue where we were going it was a surprise) there were these 2 dudes walking around, one with a drum the other with an american flag. They had on the old timey colonial outfits. Every day they go to this cannon at 4 pm and shoot it. Seems they used this hotel during the civil war and during WWII for a naval training base. SO, in honor of those soldiers they shoot off the cannon every day.

the spaaaaaaa:
John set us up first for a massage. It was heaven. He didnt really care for it. He said next time he will play golf and I can do the spa thing haha. I said works for meeeeeeeee! It was amaazing!

view from our room:
it had windows on 3 sides was so beautiful
(hubby did gooood)


This was parked outside our window...told ya we were wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out of our element hahahahaha. This was from across the parking lot only way I could get the entire thing in the photo IT WAS HUGEEEEEEEEE! wonder who it belonged to.

my garden NEVER looked like this....

they had the most gorgeous Christmas decorations

The brunch had HUGE gingerbread village with a toy train running through it with ice sculptures all over the place.

It was absolutely wonderful. We had a relaxing enjoyable time. Ate some good food, got to relax enjoy each other and have some quiet.
sooo nice. Im ready to go back everythign was so beautiful.
Amazing the beautiful things we have here down on our Gulf Coast in Alabama.
right here at the bay!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

the struggle

so this challenge is a little harder than expected. I have this condition that goes along with chronic illness that effects your kidneys called ICS (intercystal cystitis) it causes the lining of your bladder to just pretty much disengage and come off and shed and expel so ya it hurts like a mmmmmmm. so you pass through your urine pieces of your bladder. I will let you whince and go owwwwwwwww.
and on top of that I have kidney stones

Side effect from the medications I am on plus I havent exactly been eating really well lately. sugar (halloween) caffeine (root beer floats?) and stress hmmmm I WONDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR where that came from??
can cause it.
SO hence another reason Im so adament for doing this positivity challenge. I would like to continue it past the 21 days actually.
make it a regular habit.

Our challenge today is to do something to MAKE YOU HAPPY.

SO amongst all of this and I am not gonna lie it hurts. it feels like the kinda cramps you have when your in labor. has dropped down to my lower left side just above the pelvic bone. ya tmi but I can let you imagine the sharp pains it causes.
I am taking muscle relaxers to try to let it pass I dont want the pain meds because they make me itch soooo bad.
so im trying to just do it.

So anyway today im trying to do something that makes me happy.
something good that made me happy did happen. I cant really say what it was just in case Bella sees this but something she really really has wanted I ordered for her for Christmas came in today. and It is soooooo stinkin cutee. SOO beautiful and KNOWING how happy she is going to be Christmas morning when she opens this beautiful package and sees this. well. That brings me the greatest joy.
It made my day that it got her so fast.

so the main thing for her Christmas is done. The rest is just lil stuff. fill in thingys. this is her MAJOR THING.
the rest is the whatnots.
It made me so happy because I usually don't get to do her Christmas shopping. In the past I have been in the hospital or too sick and had to rely on others to do it for me. Well this year I GOT TO DO IT. It brought me GREAT JOY.
I cannot wait to see her face christmas morning.
knowing how much she wanted this.
so ya that made me really happy today.
funny how something parents take for granted and dread sometimes, other parents that are unable to do it brings them such pride and joy.
I will hopefully be able to post my other pages in my mini art journal tomorrow.
Hope you are having a happy day :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

I made this page for The color rooms latest Challenge.
I used the Pink Paislee Ribbon Pleats to create this flower and a prima Pebbles to adorn the top of it. I know it is hard to see but it says Beautiful on the top of the pebble.

I also added a couple more pages to my 21 day challenge I am working on for RHONNA FARRERS 21 day challenge.

Our challenge for today is: DAY 8 I AM THANKFUL FOR:
I havent done my page in my journal yet but I will post it here on my blog... I can tell you there is so much I am thankful for. I can say the obvious. What is expected.
That God put us here on earth yes I am so grateful.
I am humbled.
Daily, that I get to be here and have this life with my husband and my child. I know yall know the story I know some of you are tired of hearing it. BUT bare with me here.
I wasn't suposed to have this kid. alledgedly. Way too many things happened too many close calls. Too many years not knowing what was wrong. BUT, This is all I have ever wanted. My dream come true. To have this life a wife and mommy. I didn't think I would ever have it, too many scares, miscarriages and illness. The fact I am still here is a miracle better yet, this precious lil' girl. The fact John is too is even a greater miracle some days ha! Ya he does take care of me and loved me through it all and it is a greater miracle. The divorce rate among couples of chronic illness are so high.
some of you may not know this but, He married me knowing I was sick. Ya, I postponed my wedding because I wanted to walk down the isle. I didn't want to go down in a wheel chair. pathetically vain I know but ya we were suposed to be married in September, I changed it to November.
Although we found out it was MS years later. I gave him the option to go. He looked at me like my head was on fire and just laughed.
He said from the get go there was no retreat, no way out. Why would he leave now it was just starting to get good!
He would love me regardless no matter what. "Besides if I couldn't walk it meant I couldn't run from him."
so ya I am eternally thankful. I never thought I would have anything like this.
I never thought I would have someone to love me, care for me, take care of me, cherish me, essentially just be my friend, lift me up and be my other half through everything good or bad.We laugh through the horrible things as well as the good. He has. I think that is the best part. Not only is he my husband he is also my friend.

I think he got a little more than he expected too haha. spitfire that I am. :D

We have fought some hard battles these 12 years and he has never left no matter what.
We have cried, fought, laughed, screamed, cheered, dug deep to make this work Sometimes I never thought we would not be able to do it.
When he loved me he told me it was forever. When we got married he said it was forever. I believe him. and Im thankful.

Monday, November 08, 2010

harder sometimes than it looks...

Ok so I realize WHY they call them challenges now. Because your trying to make yourself do something difficult. ya. that would be it huh?
See I live around obsessive compulsive neighbors that were in the armed forces. YES MY ARCH NEMESIS (and they are retired) which equals out to.... BORED. They sit and watch leaves fall and race to see who can get to their leaf blowers first. I think they also see who can go buy the LOUDEST ONE on the market also.
I have had my heart jump out of my chest, My hair stand on end, My bladder spring a spontaneous leak all in one exuberant burst on MORE THAN ONE OCCASION might I add THANKS to said neighbors CRANKING THESE hurricane equivalent blowers RIGHT outside my window at the hiney crack of dawn or anytime you LEAST suspect it (like when you are doing some kinda tedious cutwork scrapbooking ughhh) to blow leaves and acorns across their yard. (when the wind is gonna blow the ones from my yard RIGHT BACK INTO THEIRS because I am not OCD, well about that,anyway... and I GOT LEAVESSSSSS all over my yard and GUESSS where they are goin?
They are in their HEAVEN RIGHT now! sigh. I guess Im giving them something positive to do. My work is never done. ::SIGH::

gonna put a BELL around his neck or something. so I will have a warning.
a countdown? something?
I did finish my cover and it dried for my little art journal I made. I decided to do mine on some old flash cards I had. They are a handy size not too big not too small.
MINI BOOK SIZE. I am going to make a hole with my crop a dile in the top corner and clip it together with something cool depending on how bulky it gets. YOU KNOW I LOVEEE all the bulky stuffs to put on the pages.
So HERE is my first page.
I used a play on words with the rub on. I took the rub on and turned it into a chipboard piece and pop dotted it off the page with a foam pop dot. (it just looked way cooler that way!)
I combined older Basic Grey paper (it had honey combs and Bees on it, get it? see what I did? Beeee Positive? hahaa)With some Echo Park (BECAUSE I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!) and put challenge above the arrow in the tiny making memories letters. I sanded the Cosmo Cricket letters because the positive is a challenge. It is hard and wears on you. Especially when you have a lot weighing against you.
Then I put stickles (ohhh SPRAKLY ::said with spirit fingers::) pointing to the BEE to remind you that we are always TRYING and getting better and their is hope.
so see there is a lot of symbolism here... as always, yaaaaaa didn't know all that did ya just by lookin' at this little bitty card huh! well now ya do!

I will get the back and the next one up sooooon :)

ITS NOT TOO LATE to join in on RHONNAS 21 day challenge! ITS FUN! Check it out HERE

OH BUT don't go anywhere yet... I have a layout to show you.
This is from the add on of the PAPER POSIES kit from last month.

Bella was so funny at the ST. Elmo fall festival. They had this little booth where you could play in the bubbles. Boy she was going to town. I got some cute cute pictures.

This Bo BUnny kit they put together for the add on was PERFECT for these.

I added the orange stickles and the buttons and popsicle stick.
I turned the sticker into a sign.
Used the vinyl ribbon to make a banner sign for my title.
I pop dotted the photo of her making the face where the bubble popped in her face.
so it would stand out with the title. (but the photos still tell the story) You have the buttons and bling at the bottom with the rick rack bouncing across almost laughing in a whimsical way like bubbles. I added stickles around to sparkle and shine. Was a really fun page to make. LOVE these bright colors of this paper.

Check out the Paperposies kits HERE!

I hope you have a POSITIVELY WONDERFUL Monday... ;)


Sunday, November 07, 2010


So the first 3 days of my 21 day Challenge have been Blissfully Positively awesome.

see that is my word... POSITIVE. Im gonna stay POSITIVE for 21 days so be ware thanksgiving I might just blow.
but for now.. IM positively positive. annoying isnt it?
ya thought so.
anyway. We started off the day by John fixed all our screens on the house. (some were already messed up) our kitty cats just loove to hang on them like garfield. Especially Bebee she is the baby runt and so spoiled. she wants in all the time. (Bella would bring her inside and hide her and snuggle her all the tiem so ya she wants inside all the time especially now that its colder. But, Bella and John are allergic so we cant bring them inside. They break out and wheeze and can't breathe.
With Bella being sick we REALLY don't need them inside.
We have been promising we would take her to her favorite resteraunt. (you will see in just a minute)
John needed shoes really really bad. He has ankle issues so he has to wear a certain kind of shoes so we had to go to Foley and get them. SO while we were there...

We spent the day. (Auburn didn't have a televised game since it was their home coming. YOU KNOW I LOVE ME SOME AUBURN FOOTBALL! GOOO CAM! WAR EAGLE!)

We had so much fun!
We went to the huge outlet mall. Found Bella her Christmas outfits for her programs she has, and photos with santa etc. seems like all the little clothes these days for little girls are getting a might risque' so, went to a more specialized childrens store where they look more like little girls instead of well... I don't want to sound UN POSITIVE.. so I will just let you fill in the blanks

She rode the carousel She was so excited and all she talked about soon as she saw it.

and rode the carousel

She posed for photos with some friends you might recognize... they were not very talkative though..

she pet the little dog and talked to it like it was real so funny!

I fell in love 3 times over at the coach store.. smells so good in there omg I could live there..... I have my christmas list filled out and then some... sigh.. Who wouldnt love that store?

We worked up quite the appetite. Sooooooo YOU KNOW where we had to go! Bellas FAVORITE THROWED ROLL RESTERAUNT as she calls it. But the real name is Lamberts.
YOU CAN NOTTTT have a bad time at this place. It is such a fun place to go. They have fun music for everyone to sing with. You know.. the music from our day. The grease music and sing along songs and BOY EVERYONEEEEEEEEE in the resteraunt sings toooo! was so much fun.
I caught a few photos but we were busy eating and laughing.
This one lady got a salad brought to her in a big sun hat.
This other guy ordered ribs they brought it to him in a big skillet.
its just a fun place to go. If you are ever in Gulf Shores GO TO LAMBERTS. IT IS SOOO MUCH FUN! YOU WILL LOVE IT. you may have to wait in line. BUT SOOO WORTH IT! THey play jokes on you. They have the big pots they have the vegetables in and scoop out the vegetables well one waitress will have a lid on it open it and OuT pops a stuffed squirrel or racoon at you... or they will squirt fake mustard (a string inside the bottle) at you thinking you just got covered in mustard lol so funny
The food is good. Great family atmosphere. OH

You order your meal with your sides but they have people that walk around with other side dishes like black eyed peas, and these wonderful fried potatoes with onions, fried okra and of course the thrown rolls they are the big pop over rolls. AMAZING.
they will give you molasses and or apple butter to go on it too.

The rolls are huge and meal in themselves.
we brought home enough to eat again! sooo good.

Here he had just thrown a roll to John. my battery was dyin so I didnt get a good shot.

At this point we were tired tired tired tired but full had a great time. Bella took ten seconds to go to sleep when she hit that pillow.

It was a good day.
Today... feel it but still smiling from the fun we had. love looking at the photos. It was good to get out.

SOOO Thankful my Bella Bug is feeling better! she has had us so worried. She still looks hollow eyed and dark under her eyes but she is alot better than she has been not coughing like she has been and sleeping better which helps all of us! Looking forward to a wonderful week.

Thankful that I was able to go. Thankful even though I detest these medications that they are here and available (and they are finally working) I am able usually this time of year (fall) to do a little bit before it gets too cold. Love making memories with my girl.
SO THANKFUL for my hubby and this little girl!

NOW I have to get busy on the art journal.. 3 days to catch up on huh? not so bad.. (ya thats the positive answer right Rhonna?)

So how are you doing on your challenge?
what are you thankful for today?
Did you do anything fun this weekend?
Tell me what your up to.

Friday, November 05, 2010

21 day challenge

I added a new thing to my side bar tonight. DO YA SEE IT? Its the 21 day Challenge icon with Rhonna Farrer.

I am still trying to decide on my word.
I think I have decided I am going to do a mini style book with a deck of cards for my art journal. I had fun doing the last style book I did that way. It was small and wasn't too time consuming for me. 30 min tops. I used larger style cards with it so it still had a good bit of room to design. I had alot of fun doing it.

I just need to figure out my word. What I want to change... there is a good bit haha.
21 days. now till Thanksgiving. we have had sooo much going on.
I encourage you to do this if you think you can spare 30 minutes or so to play with me.
I think it would be fun.

I think I will go back and watch the video and read over it good. What do you say. Who is with me?
so tell me what is your word and what are ya gonna do? Who else is doing the challenge?

Thursday, November 04, 2010

couple pages

These are with the Paper Posies kit. I love the fall colors in this. The ribbon is so shiny but its hard to see in these. will try again to photograph it later to see if I can get better angles. I am charging my battery and will attempt to take it outside. These photos do NOT do it justice at all. This kit is sooooo cute.

Farm Etiquette 101: This calf learned real quick if it wanted Bella to feed it, Then it needed to stop all taht sticking its tongue out stuff. She did NOT like that at all! Seward Farms 2010

Nor a follower be Because I am a child of GOD.

This is part of a song we used to sing when I was a child.
I am going to attempt to retake these photos again later when my camera battery is charged better they didn't take real clear (and the fact I am really tired was up last night Bella coughed all night) You cant see the little seed pearls I added to the lace ribbon Or the glimmer mists on the leaves and the inks on the leaves either.. Is a really awesome photo. I will try it again later. These layouts look so much better in person. You can't see any of the shiny.

Silly weather.

welcome to ALabama...
I will try again in a bit.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Her Social studies Project...

Ok so yall know its been rough. We passed around the stomach bug like back and forth, Bella missed so MUCH school More than she has ever missed since she has been in school. Bellas school had it going around alot of kids were out with it.
I think most of our county actually had it here in the school system.
Then I got better DID get to go to the corn maze ( I posted some photos on face book I will post them here when I can, blogger was bein a booger) THEN all that dust and walking I went in a mini flare/relapsed with that virus again.
we had some bad weather and my left side stopped working. It is hard to explain. MS is a weird disease and comes with so many strange side dishes so to speak. You have to go through the list and try to figure out if it is something else first. THIS NO DOUBT had to be MS because literally my muscles tightened up like I had flexed my arm and was holding a weight and it wouldn't stop. Imagine holding a 5 lb weight for hours. Its not so bad for a few minutes but squeeze it with all your might tighter.. tighter .. TIGHTER EVEN TIGHTER... when you cant control how tight it gets. that is the only way I know to explain it. my leg does it too. Mostly the upper thigh its like a muscle cramp on crack.
It will last for sometimes hours sometimes a day this time it was longer. THAT is Multiple Sclerolsis spacticity it is a huge pain.
I know my daddy used to have these kind of spasms with polio and now I feel so bad for him. I had no idea what he suffered through and that man worked 3 jobs to support us at times... wow. HE DEFINITLY SHOULD BE RESPECTED INSTEAD OF THE ridicule he is getting from SOME right now. I don't see how he did it.

We were up REALLY late tonight working on this social Studies project with Bella.
I have been in bed ALOT lately. (See above) SO it has been pushed to the side. John has been TRYING and working on it with her or shall I say FIGHTING WITH HER On it. it is like war around here trying to get her to do homework and these projects (ESPECIALLY when Mama is not feeling well or in bed illin' she doesnt want to cooperate or do anything. He gets very impatient so does she. DRIVES ME INSANE! and we are ONLY IN SECOND GRADE GEEE!
BUT, Nonetheless WE GOT IT DONE.. Getting her to bring the book home was a chore! She was determined to use THESE Little shells and sand on this cover after she saw me use them ,She wanted to do this like I make my books. she had it in her mind how it was gonna be and that was it.....
I think that is why she and her daddy were having war. She wanted to do it scrappy style he just wanted to GETRDONE.

I found these paper piecings on line and printed them let her color them and cut them out. They are so cute. I let HER DO IT. We have laughed so much at our lil pilgrims. They have some issues. one is missing and ear and has the charlie chapman mustache I think he is so cute. She has two left thumbs but I bet she makes really great pies... ughmm ya.


I think she did a good Job. I don't remember having to do stuff like this in second grade. Things are soooooooooo different now!
She was mad at me because I didn't make her any indians but my arm was hurting so bad and I couldn't find any paper piecings like I did the pilgrims that she could color that were indians. I would have to draw them. Tonight was not the night. I thought it was just fine the way it was. We had a time getting this done. You can click on the photos to read her story and see her little pictures (THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOO FUNNY I asked her about I THINK it was number 7 the one at the cross she said they were praying I asked if they were jumping rope.... OOOPS! bad mommy!
I will learn one day to not ask questions...

Hope you all have a happy Friday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Festival/BCA Crop

This Saturday We are having our Annual Fall festival at JCCA. LOTS OF FUN for everyone. All kinds of food and different booths with prizes. Hay ride, pony rides, games, A pie baking contest all kinds of good stuff.
There is as always the Live auction that is always alot of fun.
We have the country store that has lots of Home grown and Home made goodies in it.
I am making some fun things to go in there. Here is a little sample of One of the things that I am making.
Auburn and Alabama Magnets.
These are hand painted tiles and the papers have been donated by our Local Scrap book store here in Mobile Scrapping Frenzy(THANK YOU SO MUCH!)


I have other goodies that will be in the booth as well This is just what I have made so far. Got set back a little the last couple weeks. I had a bad bad Virus Then Bella got it. She was horrible with it. I was on the edge of making John take her to the ER several times with her breathing.

Then I got shingles. ya I know... (I always get shingles whenever I get sick with any little thing , cold or whatnot.. or any type of trauma happens its just one of those things because of the Medication from the M.S. I am on.) I got really upset not long ago because I had so much hope I would be able to get off this medication and go on the "NEW IMPROVED FABULOUS BREAKTHROUGH MIRACLE DRUG" they keep raving about the oral medication... then I started reading about it. The 2 deaths they had in the research study died from ... you guessed it. zoster that went to the brain.
so ughm IM ThINKIN NO! I have enough trouble with shingles they get in my ears really bad that is close enough to my brain THANK YOU!
I will keep doing injections and fighting nausea.
We tried to prevent Them by Upping the Shingle Medication so it wouldn't be a bad outbreak but nonetheless still broke out. ANY shingle outbreak is NOT pleasant. Thank the lord it only has lasted a little over a week. I have had them last for months. and be covered in them!

Bella is doing soooo much better. This is the most school she has missed in forever. I am glad she is doing better so she can go on her field trip and go to fall festival or "festable" as she calls it. This is our favorite time of year. (AND I CANNOT WAITTTTTTTTT TO GET PHOTOS!
I have a crate fullllllllllll of kits to scrap with and I AM READY TO GET SOME scrapppin done. Speaking of getting my scrap on this coming weekend WE HAVE A CROP!!

Also this Saturday my friend Darlene is hosting a Breast Cancer NO FRILLS Crop To help raise money for Breast Cancer awareness. The fee is 20.00. Here is more info about it If you do not have facebook Here is a description From Darlene:
(This is a day of Scrapbooking to help Making Strides for Breast Cancer. The cost is $20.00 and we are offering 3 classes for $5.00 each. Lunch & Dinner will be provided.

I (Darlene) am a Breast Cancer SURVIVOR and am involed with making strides. I have a personal goal of $2500.00 to raise and this will help.

If interested please message me your email address & I will send you send you a form.

We will be teaching a beginners class, all you need to bring is your scrapbook & pictures.)
This is going to be SOOOOO much fun and for a GREAT cause! SO yall come on out and enjoy with us some great fellowship and scrapbooking!!
You can click on this link here ~~~~> THIS LINK HERE
to contact Darlene for information to attend the crop or to make a hefty donation :D

~SO what photos are you looking forward to scrapbooking right now?
~What are your favorite fall photos you like to take?
~Do you attend fall "Festables?" as Bella would say, or any other parties this time of year, where you get to take lots of photos?
~Have you recieved or purchased any cool kits or product lately that you just LOVE tell me about it, YOU KNOW I LOVE to enable errrr I mean try new things haha! I just might have to try it out and feature it here on my blog!


Friday, October 01, 2010


Our Dear neighbor Granny D back home in Mississippi, gave Bella this book her very first Christmas. I wanted to do a mini album about how special it is that NOW, Bella has grown up and reading this book to us. How special is it that she as well as we, used to sit and read this book to her all the time. NOW, here she is reading it to us. Ok before I tear up, Here is the mini album. They grow up so fast.
(You may click on the images to make them larger.)

I used the September Paper Posies Kit as well as a few extras to make this mini

(the photo makes the button and the paper look pink but its really red I promise)

(I added the eyelash fibers and the colorbox fluid ink chalks love that sparkly eyelash fiber)

I added the Buttons from american Crafts and the jewels

*all edges have been inked with colorbox fluid ink chalks in dark brown through out this project

* I dyed the thread that is tied through the buttons with BEE POSITIVE Glimmer Glam by Tattered Angels

I added the Jewels They were not included in the kit as well as the Making Memories tiny alpha 7 (her age in the photo There are 7 little pearls to represent she is 7 years old)
The photo is pop dotted off the flower and the flower is HALF popdotted off the patterned Paper.

The Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (LOVE THIS STUFF) Is not included in the kit but I had to use it on this tag. I made the tag out of scrap patterned paper. Reinforced it with the tissue tape. I folded the flower over it (the flower is in the kit) stapled the admit one to the top. Used the back of another scrap piece of Paper to write my journaling. Inked over the tissue tape.
I used my making memories edge distresser to get the edges distressed.
Also used iridessent gold glimmer mist to make it shiny.

More Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Glimmer mist and colorbox fluid ink chalks.

The little mini album was in the kit as well.
Thanks for looking :)