Life's a journey... here and living it!

Life's a journey...   here and living it!

Thursday, November 30, 2006's snowing...and snowing..and snowing

Yes, here in Oklahoma we are having a blizzard! Crazy but true! I've been sick but hope to get out long enough to get pictures tomorrow. I'm sure it will be beautiful in the morning. My daughter Kimi got these pictures of Hayleigh playing in the snow. Kimi is becoming a pretty good photographer! She has an eye for it!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Round # 7

I just finished my layout for Round # 7. This one was more close to heart than some of my other LOs I've done for the Scraplove contest. This is not a cute-girly one but very important to me. I hope the change up in my style can keep me going in the game. If not...I have this wonderful LO of my son Adam.

Journaling read:


You didn’t have to go…
But I know why you have to leave, because Freedom isn’t free and as a soldier it’s your duty. I thank you and all the other service members for the sacrifice you give to our country for that freedom. As a former military wife and now a military mom I know that serving in the military is an honor. Thank you son.
I love you…Mom

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Round #7

at Scraplove and Monica has an awesome challenge for us. We have to use "I wish..." in our layout. That's it...the rest is our design. I love it...complete freedom! She also has designed a great way to get some people voted off back in the game with a great little spreadsheet that keeps everything fair! She's the greatest!

I've already got an idea in my head and I know what pictures I'm going to use for this challenge. This is my oldest son, Adam who is stationed in Korea. I miss him all the time but even more during the holidays! So here's one of the pictures that I'm using for this challenge...

My DH took this picture of Adam walking away at the airport. This is our young soldier becoming a man...this is his job, this is his adventure and he makes us proud! This brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it! I love you Adam...Mom

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Doing the family thing the turkey and all the goodies to go with it. We are missing our two sons today. Our oldest Adam is in Korea in the Army and our youngest is in Basic Training at Ft. Leonardwood. We love you and miss you!

I have been busy helping our local scrapbook store move to a bigger location. My two daughters also went over to help out. We plan on going back today to help them get finish because they open back up tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I made round#7 at scraplove

but we are taking a week break for Thanksgiving! For round #7 the people voted out get a chance to get back in the game also. This has been a fun challenge and I'm loving it!

I also made the First Round at Superbowl of Scrapbooking at memorycreators (Draft), so I have two layouts to work on.

1. requirement is to use a transprency and some form of metal fastener on the first layout.

2. a sketch for the second layout.

I hope to get started on these this weekend when I'm finished with all the Thanksgiving cooking!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Here's our immunity challenge layout

Ok...Michelle (momof3crazies) and I are uploaded and officially in the running for the immunity challenge at scraplove. Here's what we came up with...we really worked well together!

My layout is the left side and Michelle did the right!

Friday, November 17, 2006

I'm cropping again!

Yes that's right. I'm cropping with a friend (Tina) for a couple of days. We have another friend (Megan) coming in from OKC to crop with us. The last time we spent the whole weekend at Megan's house. She lives on a lake and has a pool and we had an absolute blast...cropped very late, swam in her pool, and went to the LSS(s). Too bad this one is not all weekend, but I'm happy with whatever I can get! I'm not working on alot of layouts though because I have Christmas presents to get done. It will be here before I know it!!!

We (Michelle momof3crazies & myself) are getting very close to submitting our partnership challenge. We are putting the final touches on it and should be ready to submit very soon. I've already won because I gained a friendship out of it! Here's a sneak peek...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I made it to Round 6

Ye s I did it! I made it another round at scraplove. This week is a two part challenge. The first challenge (for me only) is a LO using a phrase that say me! Mine is "that's right cute!" It took me no time to figure that one So, here's my take on this challenge.
The second part is a partnership challenge, which I'm doing with an awesome scrapbook partner momof3crazies (Michelle), her blog. She's a very sweet person and this challenge has given me a chance to get to know her better. Thanks Michelle! We have a sketch to go by and we each have to take half of the sketch and create a LO that matches each other. It's more challenging than you would think, but we are having a blast! I will post our LO for that challenge soon.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

More layouts

Well...I got to go cropping at the LSS yesterday and got some more layouts finished. I'm ready to submit my entries for a contest I'm in. I did not have to make all new layouts for this one but I went ahead and did all new ones any way. Here's the one I came up with.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I've been creating...


A daughter is a precious gift A blessing from above, She’s laughter, warmth and feminine charm; She’s thoughtfulness and love. A daughter brings a special joy That comes from deep inside, And as she grows to womanhood She fills your heart with pride. The love she gives so freely Is a rare and beautiful gift. She brings the sunshine right indoors And gives your heart a lift. With every busy, happy year She’s dearer than before, Through every stage… through every age, You love her more and more. -unknown

I just love how this one turned out. This is for the a contest I entered. I have to enter 4 LOs and here's two of them.

I just finished up this LO for Scrapgoods. I'm up this month on the Design Team to create, so this is my first design. I still have two more to go.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I made it to Round 5


When we cherish time, we cherish the very soul of the world. --Flavia

(This is my CD music cover)

This is really starting to get hard! I hesitated before looking at the list this week and I'm sure next week we only get worst. I love it though. It really pushes you to do your very best. This round you have to do a layout from a music CD. After a lot of's what I came up with. Now, let's see if it's good enough to take me to the next round!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Made it to Round #4

at Scraplove. This was easy for me because we had a sketch Lo. For me it takes the guess work out of what is wanted. I love working with sketch LOs. Here's my take on it:

I got my goodie box in the mail for Scrapgoods. It's my month on the Design Team to make 3 LOs for the site. Oh...what goodies I got! I'll have to post a picture tomorrow to show off all the goodies. It has Bohemia pp, chalks, inks, stamps, ribbons, and more. I can't wait to play.

Halloween...what a long day!

Hayleigh has been a busy little girl these days. She did Hallozooween, daycare today, trick or treating at PawPaw's work, and in the neighborhood. Boy is she sleeping good tonight! She was a ladybug and a cute ladybug I must say! She had a friendly lion with her at Hallozooween. He's a cutie too.

I day dream of Cancun!