Saturday, February 21, 2009

99 Things to do and a layout

Oy, I go and read Lis' blog and here is a TAG!!! Shucks!!!

Looks like Fun, so I'll do it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Here's a little fun nonsense.You are supposed to bold the ones you've done.If you read this, consider yourself tagged! LOL

99 Things To Do

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity (yes, see #67)! :)

7. Been to Disneyland (Disney World)

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child (nope, but I want to!)

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (today! :) )

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise (whale watching day cruise)

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (snorkling Hanouma Bay HI)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life (Branch's when he was 10 months old, my mom this summer by removing the DNR order)

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Some silly stuff...Hope you have fun with it if you get it too! :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Ok, I got to do a layout this evening and it is really cute! :)

I hope your weekend is full of puppy love and hugs.
Good Night,

Monday, February 16, 2009


Lots of them lately!!! It really is nice to be scrapping again! It is a way for me to not worry about the future is to look at and really love my life as is.

These are some of my most favorite recent layouts! :)

Billy and I on his birthday! :) December 27, 2008

This is Jayne and Leo on Thanksgiving

This is my Mom and Dad the middle of June 2008

This is the card Billy gave me for our sweet. I don't normally scrap cards, but it was just so sweet I couldn't let it fall into my memorabilia folder and be lost forever. So I did something with it while it was still laying on my desk.

Bethanie and Michelle in 1995 and in 2008...too cool, huh? This layout was noticed by Lifetime Moments and was featured in their newsletter. I know whoopie, but it did make my day! :) It is nice to be recognized for something you love to do. :)

Now most of these layouts are in answer to a challenge of some sort or another, but what I love about these layouts, even though they MEET the challenge they were not created for the challenge. Does that make sense? I didn't make the layout for the challenge, I have had a lot of these layouts sketched out even the photo I wanted to use but hadn't taken the time to do it yet. so I am very proud of these layouts in that they are Mine, totally mine, except for the love always, it was based on a Becky Fleck Page Map, but even then I followed it very loosely! :)

Some of these layouts are silly and some are sad, but they are all part of my life! :) I guess I'm over just putting the "good" in my scrapbooks, we've had some really sh!tty things happen the last couple of years and it needs to be there. Life isn't all good, if it were we wouldn't grow as human beings...(I don't just mean my waist line either...that is a product of chocolate!) :)

Ok...More pathetic kitty had to have surgery to remove 2 teeth, one of them his fangs because he likes to chew on metal and bad things. So, he lost his tooth. It is getting so expensive to have geriatric animals..they always need something! :) Of course I was on his bad list there for a couple of days after he had the surgery to remove the teeth and have his teeth cleaned up. (they look a lot healthier now, and no more bad kitty breath...blech)!

Billy is gone again, he will be back in a few days and then he stays home a few days and goes again, stays home a few days and goes again, it is sad. I hope March he is around a lot more! :)

Good night, I'm out of here, I'm going to try to get another layout or two done! :)