Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yippee...It is here!!! My new Camera...Wow!!! I have been wanting a Digital SLR for at least 5 years...and here it is! :) WOO HOO!!! I got a Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12.2 Megapixals and some really great pictures...

Bethanie outside wow!!! You can see all of her freckles! :) Click on the picture...really! :)

Branch was in his Rocker when I walked in on him watching t.v. He even let me see his beautiful eyes! :)

I am very excited about this camera. I am so happy I have a family that is going to let me experiement! :) They understand, they get it and they love me. How lucky am I to have family that loves me so much.
Sad news today about Farrah Fawcett and Michael seemed so young.
Tomorrow Billy and Bethanie are going to Tennessee to see Hannah. Bethanie is going to stay for the week. She is so excited...she has been packed since last night!
Ok. More pictures tomorrow and more news I'm sure. 2 Posts in a week, it has to be some kind of record!

Check out my tests!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cocoa Daisy DT call

I'm going to plug a favorite place for me to go. I totally love these kits and this website. It is one of my most favorite places to go on the web. Ali Edwards hangs out there and after seeing the folks in the Design Team and and awesome owner...Tricia...WOW. It is everything I LOVE LOVE LOVE in a place. Great ideas on how to use the kits, great kits, and wonderful customer service. The people in the Forum are friendly and is just an all around fun place to hang out.

Tricia has announced a Design Team call and here are some of the things I'm going to submit to see if I could even have a chance. :) She draws such awesome people, but at least I will give it a shot!

The paper is BoBunny Calypso Dream, and lots of matching cardstock and ribbons. The cardstock colors are all Bazzill and are: Pomegranate, Kevin, Pauly Poo, Java, and Lemon bliss.

The flowers are old SlimLine Accucut die cuts. I crumpled the paper and inked and then put them together with pop dots. I used Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss for the inside of thebuttons.

The butterflies were fun, start with a Heidi Swapp Ghost flower and add Staz on Ink. I used my stash of wooden definition stamps by Hero Arts. (Happy) and more bling and then for an added umph, some turquoise and candy cane stickles on the butterflies. The larger butterfly has more scrapper's floss on it for added detail.
The title I cut using cricut cartridge Life is a Beach and this is the bonus font. Really fun stuff! :)
I love it mainly because I got to go back in time and play with some of my m0st favorite pictures of Bethanie at Waikiki.

This is one of my favorite layouts, all Basic Grey items and this one is in a frame on my wall in my dining room. My dear sweet hubby loves it too, he is never happy with pictures of himself, but that is his only gripe on this one! :)

Awe, don't we look cute back in 1985... I love this layout because I used the CD kit for it and had a total blast with the journaling.

This layout I did with Rhonda's class. I LOVE how this turned out. I love the ideas she gave on using the super busy paper that comes with every pack of Basic Grey paper. Ya know the paper that makes you say..."What were they thinking?" They were thinking we need to use it to layer items! :) I love the painting and the sewing used...just all the stuff used in this was fun!

Ok, this one has so much in it I LOVE...not just the two kids...I love the Then and Now of it, and how much they both have changed...I love the cutwork on the bird, I lvoe the layering of everything. There is just so much I love about this layout. Totally love all the Prima used here and the Fairy Charm just makes it POP! :) You guys can see I totally love Chestnut Roan Chalk ink too! :)
Ok, I hope you guys like my stuff. Soon, I will be posting other pretties that I plan on making this week! Not all of them are going to be scrapbook goodies either! Just wait and see!
Until next time, keep scrappin!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009



We've been to the beach, taken Branch to work, taken the dog to the Dog Beach. Played the box game, (cornhole for you mid-western folks) played frisbee...walked the dog, gone swimming, LOVED sleeping in. All of the above and we have been out of school for less than a week. Oh yes, and then the regular stuff...Branch with guitar lessons, and Bethanie with Horseback Riding on Saturdays! :)

What do we have planned! :) Bethanie is going to go to Tennessee to see one of her Best Friends, Branch is going to work, I'm NOT...:) We are going to go see Green Day in August and we will be going to the beach at least once a week for the whole summer. WhY? Because we live close to it and it would be a terrible shame not to go and enjoy the breeze and the water! :)

Job stuff...Do I have to talk about it? I Don't really want to, so suffice to say, I'm out of work and

the room is sad again...

I believe I will work again someday soon, but right now, I'm just thinking of the SUMMER!!! This one will not be lost in sadness and in a classroom!

Did you know Branch graduated from High School? Who said he could be old enough to graduate High School. It makes me so sad and happy at the same time. I never knew something that makes you so proud could hurt so bad.


Ok...Time to go...I have so much SUMMER to enjoy!!! I will be posting pretties soon!