Monday, May 31, 2010

So-So Weekend

As many of you know my in-laws were coming in town over the long weekend. They arrived as planned on friday evening. We got up and went to a local dinner (but we had lunch) theatre to see the kids version of Snow White. We had a fantastic time, Katelyn dressed up like snow white. We left and came home and was making plans for the rest of our holiday weekend when my husbands father got a call from his brother that his 22 year old son was found dead in his sleep. So needless to say that completely ruined the rest of our time together. Emotions were all over the board. My in-laws left to go back to Ohio to be with my husbands Uncle. My hubby is just devastated that his
cousin has died at such a young age. There will be an autopsy to find out the actual cause of death. But for now there is a funeral on Thursday that we will be driving up for. Just so sad.

So needless to say as of right now - no crafting. I will leave you with photos of Katelyn though!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


LOOKIE - LOOKIE at the YUMMY candy I won from Holly over at {experience life wisely}
It is actually from a giveaway from :

I love candy and crafting supplies!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!! Please go check out Holly's Blog and the awesome supplies at Scrapbooking Supplies R US (is that a fantastic name or what????)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This is a first.........

This is my first acrylic album that I have ever done, I made it for my SIL - she went to Hawaii last year.........

Monday, May 24, 2010

Glitterbabe' has candy......& &&&&&&&

Look at this yummy candy giveaway that Stef over at glitterbabe greetings is trying to force on us!!!! Just kidding - YUMMY!!!! What a great giveaway - thanks Stef!!!!!!

bday  candy

I posted about Stef over at glitterbabe greetings great giveaway - but now I just want to post about how awesome she is!!! The other day I commented on one of her cards - that my hubby would love that! Guess what I got in the mail :

if shoe fits 52110 copy

I was right Stef! He loves it!!! Thanks so much for being such an inspiration and all around great person with the best sense of humor EVER!!! If you have not gone and gotten to know Stef over at glitterbabe greetings - GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Stef!!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Walk on the Waterfront

Katelyn had a field trip this week to the Waterfront to do a Healthy Challenge Walk - Bill my hubby got to join her.
Each school wore a different color shirt, so the kids could be kept track of. My hubby said there were over 4000 kids down there. My daughters teacher and my hubby were the only chaperones for my daughters class of 25. Bill found himself the pack mule for the cooler and a 24 pack of water for the walk. ;o) He loved every minute of it though!

Coach Moe from the Biggest Loser was there to help everyone warm up before their walk. This totally freaked Katelyn out because as you know we are big fans of the show.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Brandy over at You Don't Know.... is promoting my artfire shop by giving one of my headbands away.... go check it out!!!!!!!!

{Giveaway} Jacque4u2c Paper Flower Headband

THANKS BRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also Val over at crafty go lucky has an awesome giveaway too!!! A $60.00 on-line gift certificate - go over there and check it out!!!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Couple Layouts

The next one I used this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

Both of these are layouts from when my husband and SIL went on a 5k walk a few weeks ago. It is the first 5K that my husband has walked since he has lost 160 pounds. They both were determined and they did it! Losing weight is hard work, but it so worth it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Random Photos

Thank You Lindsey!!!!

Lindsey (Austin Antics) as you can tell from my wrinkled sock embedded feet - I needed these flip flops!!! Thanks so MUCH!!! Brandy from over at You Don't Know.... got this awesome flip flop exchange together!!! Thanks Brandy!!!!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Natalies Giveaway

Natalie is having a huge giveaway this month, and by blogging about it, I'm increasing my chances of winning. Go check out her blog she is one amazing talented lady - she even has tutorials on her creations - too cool! Here's the link to Natalie's blog, and here's the link to go directly to the giveaway. Have fun ladies!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Retirement Party Reveal..........

I went to a "surprise" retirement party last night for my best friends father. I got to present this scrapbook that they asked me to make. He designed commercial wallcovering for over forty years. Talk about talent, he was even published in an Interior Magazine for his accomplished work.

I was given samples of his designs that were presented in small booklets, so when you open the booklet you see the design. I was given letters that his co-workers wrote when they heard he was retiring. I also used one of his designs as part of the front cover of the book.

I had fun with it.............