Wednesday, December 31, 2008
layouts. You'll notice a theme here (or not) LOL! Grandbabies!!!! But not only the subject is a fav but I love the different styles and papers. Enjoy!
Monday, December 29, 2008
done packed its bags and went on a vacation. So no wonderful layouts or mini books flowing from my cool tools. However, there are still really awesome photos of the grand kids coming in. Owen in the Santa hat w/the fascinating bow. And Christopher and Connor in front of their pretty Xmas tree. Both looking quite dapper in their winter duds. It was cool to watch them or rather Christopher open his presents on the webcam. I LOVE TECHNOLOGY! It rocks!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
The details totally absorb you, and although my boy is Army it speaks to all. On my totally cool screen saver that makes my photos rock, it flashes between DC and my family Thanksgiving. And it warms my heart and takes my breath away that there are so many brave men that have given their lives for our freedom. My darling sweet firstborn is one of them. I'm so glad that even though NOTHING can replace them that there are memorials that honor them. And that they remind us of their sacrifice. Daily. God bless them and their families. Always.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
that may not know that Tom's family's BIG holiday and his parents were adament that every FAMILY member needed to make a BIG effort to make. You could invite friend or foe, but YOU had to be there. After his sisters were grown, they took over hosting and cooking duties, rotating between the three of them. This year is was Ginny's turn. As usual we had a blast, from the stuffing making party (a tradition-were ANY female can participate in the drinking of wine, dicing the veggies, breaking up the bread and doing ALOT of stirring and wine drinking. lol) to the eating. I was totally pleased that Liz was able to make it for the stuffing making party. And I was really pleased that Nick and his family were able to be there for Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was totally pleasing. For sure. My BIL Alan is a total good sport - with the apron and has become "the carver" no matter what house the turkey is in.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
layout! Its just too stinkin cute for words. DH came up w/the title so it was a coordinated effort. All Scenic Route, Petaloo, Quikutz of course. They make ya wanna scoop them up and just smooch away. Which I did. bwahahaha! Can't wait to see them again. Soon.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I just love everything about this photo. My son doing what he does best - SLEEPING (I do have more proof). LOL! and HIS son taking right after him. What a moment! I have also gotten hooked on this special paper - the companies have made some gorgeous ones and I believe I have them all. Or maybe my pal Brooke does bwahahaha! Creative Imaginations made the die cut circle - Creative Cafe I believe, I did pick it up awhile ago, the rest is basic grey - ya can't EVER go wrong there. Prima & Imaginesce flowers, and bling. Looks pretty and manly at the same time. snort.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So adorable Christopher - grandboy as a punk rocker. LOL! and on the little photo - a lip ring :|. Sigh. Hopefully its just a costume thing.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
bwahahaha.....Well they do sort of look similar. Take the Collins nose- its totally cute, so I'm glad he got that one. The eyes.......hopefully he'll get Nick's color - green/hazel - which would totally be like grammy's (no offense mom) lol! and the chubby cheeks. Other than that, not the hair, not the lips and not the size-so far. I know I know all that can change and will but for right now - it makes a cool page. Hmm....maybe I should aggravate Nick's dad for his baby picture and we'll see how that works:)
More pp from the BGkits. YUM. New 7 gypsies tag/thing I picked up at Whim SoDoodle, Tim Holtz grungeboard, MM paints and my favorite EK alphas and Plain Jane swirls.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
"drum roll please" GRAMMY! That's what I called my grandmother and she was a very cool lady. She could run circles around me. She was what a dub a "pioneer woman". She was always moving and doing-so unlike me who is content to oh SIT around. lol! She always knew what was "all the go" in the latest fashions, always served others, and always loved me unconditionally. Can't go wrong there except those are big shoes to fill.
I can't wait to see both g'babies in November. Dueling g'babies w/be so much fun.
Little Owen is a joy to behold. All layouts were done w/the October bad girl kit, and I have plenty more to use. It has been totally inspiring!
Friday, October 17, 2008
BUT some teenagers just don't get it. Mine would be one of them. (I know you're surprised)snort. So instead of beating my head against the wall, kicking the dogs or smacking the kidlet (although smacking may at times be in order)snort. I found my mojo and got scrappy. Bwahahahaha! A mom's revenge (and I have some good blackmail pix)smirk. So it relieves the angst somewhat because seriously there's nothing worse than talking to the wall. So I can bare my soul w/o alot of sloppy huggy feelie stuff and get the point across. Life is messy, out of control but always an adventure.
oooooooo and the cool yellow heart was made out of see through tape from fancy that and mm puffy letters-which came from my totally awesome october badgirlkit CHECK IT OUT! yum! basic grey - can't ever go wrong there, ek, heidi.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
stunt double is alive and well in my small town. Seriously. As you know I ride all over town and I see many sights. Alas, this is one of them that absolutely makes one think - what were they thinking of. Seriously. Scary. However it does make the ride pleasurable because ya nevah know what you're gonna see in my town. Bwahahaha!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
bwahahahaha! Everyone was warned! If that baby wasn't snatched up and held on to - he was mine - ALL mine - rubbing hands gleefully. As you can see I'M WAY TOO YOUNG to be a grandma - I'm stylin! He is sooooo sweet and alert - although I did get him to nap for a couple of hours. Liz and Kevin were very gracious in sharing. I alas was NOT. smirk.
As you can see we are both mouthy! LOL!!!! And how do you like the new 'do???? ME too! snort.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
oooooooooooo this is my entry for EXPELLED STUDENTS class 4. Sigh. Got caught spewing spitballs everywhere what can I say. snort. Class 4 - accessorize by Miss Bethany Kartchner- with more wonderful illustrations. Love accessorizing. This is Owen - photo taken by KevinDuffyPhotography. Who just happens to be the daddy. Love the Pebbles Inc paper and the Prima & Making Memories flowers & buttons. OO OO and hand punching&stitching too. Love it! And then there's spicy chicken by Quickutz. YUM! We're heading out SOON to check out Mr. Owen and can't wait. Can't wait 'til Class 5 - the pressure is OFF. bwahahahaha!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
bwahahahaha! and won't everyone be fighting over this one. (I can only hope-LOL!) I had the best time w/Cosmo Cricket - Jack's World. It was fun, funky and just perfect. I had a blast w/the stickers, and I usually don't do stickers but you just couldn't help it. I also made this book to put both babies in. SNORT. So now Owen w/be getting his own acrylic book. Yes those are eyelets in there. Amazingly easy enough with the crop a dile tool. Also have to admit I "lifted" that idea from my pal Brooke. She also gave the material that is used as ribbon and man it is just perfect for the line. AND this is the front and back which I'm sure you figured out. However, I put everything on the inside so I can pop it off w/o everything coming off from too much handling. Also the Bee Happy, Bee Silly & Bee Mine are takeoffs from the closing of letters when my Gram wrote to me after we moved to Florida. She always closed w/Be Good Be Sweet Be Mine-so I'm glad I can twist it a bit to make it mine. Also became known as the 3B's. LOL! Okay-Off to make Owen's book!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Superbly illustrated, demonstrated and taught by Miss Emilie Ahern! I love patterned paper and loved the assignment. Of course you can't go wrong w/a gorgeous grandbaby happening either. That is precious Connor all snuggled up tight after hitting the world. You really really REALLY need to check out Bad Girls! Funny, sweet TALENTED ladies, awesome kits, and fun challenges!!!
I'm so jonsin for the next class!