Monday, November 19, 2007

Snow Buddies Village

Here is a pic of my snow buddies village.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

****LeT iT sNoW****

I made some cards! I love the blue and brown together. I have lots of stamps I haven't mounted yet! I need to have 1 day to mount them all. Then another day to ink them up!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More cards.....

I needed to make my mil a sympathy card. Her uncle passed away this weekend. I made two and decided to go with the round scallop one. I really don't make cards for this occasion but I really liked how they turned out.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Birthday Card

Kaleb had a birthday party this weekend. So, I made this card for his friend. He made one also. But he decided to go with mine so he could keep his. (lol)

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Look what I got from a secret sister halloween swap! I love everything I got. She really outdid herself. And she did it in my favorite colors too! Inside the box is an assortment of stampin up ribbon. Many thanks to my secret sister!!:)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Blog challenge

Blog challenge from scrapfreak

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) scooter envoy
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) vanilla choc. chip
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) Dcra
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) pink kitty
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Anne Ellsworth
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Crade
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") The Brown Tea
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) William Ronald
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Cool water twin bing
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names ) Anne Paul

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

First day of school

Well, school officially has started. Now all my kids are in school. My youngest started kindergarten and my oldest is a senior. And I am home all alone. I have waited for this for years and now that it is here I am sad. I start to cry thinking this is my last year with my oldest. It seems like yesterday he was just being born. Then it hits I'm getting old! Enough about getting old! Cuz I don't want to! Here are some pics on the first day. Note one is missing from the picture. He had football practice and I didn't get his pic!:(

And see the excitement on the oldest ones face! If we all could get that excited about things! :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sad sad news!!

We received sad news over the weekend. My son and daughter's close friend past away due to a car accident. He was so young. I wrote this poem for him:

If we had one wish

we'd use it on you

To see you one last time

and say the words you never knew

Now each and everyone of us

holds a memory or two

You have touched alot of hearts

in a way you never knew

So,when we have to say goodbye to you

know this is the hardest thing

we'll ever have to do

I am thinking about scrapbooking it and then framing it for his family. Please leave me a comment what you think? Or any ideas and suggestions.

In memory of Izaak Holtan 9/2/07

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

WoW! Where has the time gone?

It has been a while since I have updated! We have been busy painting our house! My husand will be home the 10th. (so excited) It has been 5 mos since we seen him last. I have been busy making cards. I am using pick a petal from stampin up. Made some cute clear pages from looking at michelle's blog. She has lots of talent and ideas! I will be blogging more scrappin stuff in the future!

Monday, July 2, 2007


We went camping this weekend. My daughter decided she wanted to go for her birthday and off we went. It started out pretty bad. When we got there they were full with four openings and us being thirteen on the waiting list. So, we decided to go back home. I decided to turn around at another camping site and just lucked out someone cancelled. We took it! Here are some of the pics....Also, found a pink & brown chair at wal-mart! How lucky is that my two favorite colors together!!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Birthday Party~

We had a great party! We played survivor and I divided them into 2 teams.(pink & black) The first challenge was to run to the pool and they each had to swim a lap. Then run back to the park and put up their flag. The next one they had to find 4 flags of their color that we buried in the sand box. One team found three and the other found two. I guess we buried them pretty good! Another challenge was to throw or roll as they later found out water balloons into a hula hoop without popping them. The team with the most balloons unpopped wins. My favorite challenge was the food one. Here we had seven things for them to try. If they tried it and kept it down they got a point for each tried food. On the menu was oysters, sardines, real pickled pig feet, chocolate covered insects(actually dried fruit pieces), shark eggs(small pickled onions), blended fish guts(spicy V-8), and dog food(beef stew) We washed out the cans and put the stew in. The hardest thing was for them to eat the dog food. Some tried them all and other 1 or 2 things. We ate some cake which were really huge pieces and then a cake fight.Good thing there was a water fight to follow to clean off that cake! Everyone said it was the best party they had been to! We had a few more challenges including a quiz on which the teams had to answer questions about the birthday girl. Individual challenges included standing on one foot on a stool & finding different colors of nature. We grilled out and then the party was over. Now a day of rest! Here are some pics!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tag! You're It!

Hmmm..........I somehow got tagged twice. Thanks Kate and Coni! Here are the rules....
So this is how it works. I must post 7 random things about me and then tag others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

1. I hate eating out at places. I am too shy and don't like to be around alot of people.OK! OK! I am a people phobe! (lol)

2. I feel all alone when my husband is working overseas. People say I am strong but I feel weak!

3. I absolutely love chinese! Any stirfry! Except certain vegetables (onions & peppers)

4. I am sad my oldest graduates this coming year. I wonder where the time has gone!

5. I feel I am a skinny girl trapped in a fat girl's body! ;) Oh some day I will get rid of her!

6. My dream is to be a published designer. I know I need to submit to get a chance. I haven't submitted a thing!

7. If I could go back into time the one thing I would change would be to go to college to be a doctor. So then, people who couldn't afford medical coverage and prescriptions could. I would have a walk in free day where everything would be covered by me. I feel I am too old to go back and finish now.

I am tagging Jen,, Holly ,Mikala
I can't find any others I know to tag! They already all have been tagged by someone else. :(

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Birthday Invites!

It has been a long time since I blogged! Where has the time gone? Well I just finished making 13 birthday invites for my daughter's 13th birthday! WOO! Glad thats over! I am ordering a cake that matches the invites. Then I thought I would have each girl do a letter for their name. I hope it will be a good turn out! After this next week my other daughter has a birthday! Then a lil break and we start all over for the year! (lol)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

And we can't forget..............

When one is in the spotlight of the camera they all need to be. So, here are some more pics of the others.

Kyle is a SeNiOr!

We started taking Kyle's senior pictures. It is hard to believe my firstborn is going to be a senior! The best thing about taking your child's senior picture is there is no sitting fee and if you don't like the proofs you can just delete them with a touch of a button. Of course out 100 pics there are only a handful that looks great!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The cocoa room

Got a package today! Chocolate covered sunflower seeds.....

And they taste yummy! My kids don't care for them though.....I got them to match my scrapbooking room. So, there just for decor and a lil snacking when I need a few! :)

School is over today...........

Well today is officially the last day of school here. Now I am going to have to listen to "I'm bored" "there's nothing to do" for the next 3 months. Kids just don't seem to entertain themselves as we did. I remember going bike riding, playin with barbies, or making a huge tent out of a blanket and a fan. I need to find a book called Summer Boredom Blues! (lol)

Kaleb graduated preschool on tuesday night. He looked like such a little man. I told him he needed to stop getting so big. And he asked why? Of course I told him because now he is going to kindergarten and he will go all day everyday and I will be home all by myself. And his response was..........Have another baby. Needless to say his dad is overseas. I said well I cant do that right now. Yes you can mama! Just eat more food.(lol) Kids have it all figured out!;)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Kaleb and his creating.............

Well, I guess since my mojo is back so is his............Here he is in action..............Also we all need a lil shrek in our pics! LoL

Got some mojo back...............

I have been a a lil scrappin happy. I don't where the inspiration or the scrappin mojo came from but I like it. I have been a mad scrapper since last night. I made 2 father's day cards and want to make some more. It's a good thing I have 4 Dads to give too. ;)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Family Accordian Chipboard Album

I made this for a June class I am teaching at the lss. I have to finish the back yet. It will have the kids' pics. Will post the back soon!

Try this..............

Go see your visual dna. I got this from elsie's blog. Are you a dreamer? Go find out.........

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Self portrait

Here is a picture I took for Elsie's challenge. I really don't like taking pictures of myself. I like to be the one behind the camera or wall when someone else has the camera. I guess I will send this picture to my hubby overseas since he begs for a pic. lol

Monday, May 7, 2007

Getting Creative

Today I was working on a challenge for Donna Downey's trash to treasure. Well, it involves using a paper bag. Kaleb thought he would create something too. While I was working he was creating. He went into my scrapbooking room got some glue and an envelope and made this............ He calls it his horse. I call it getting creative! Who would have thought my 5 yr old would get my scrappin mojo! (lol)

Friday, May 4, 2007

The long and short of it............

Well, I got my hair cut! It definately feels lighter. I think I like it too! (lol) I got a busy day tomorrow! Scrap! Scrap! Scrap! Did I mention I am gonna scrap?


Well, I have been scrappin since 4am. And here is what I have came up with. Hmmm.........Maybe I should get up everyday @ 4am.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Celebrity Look-A-Like

Happy May Day!

Well, today is May 1st. Where has the time gone? I have alot to do this month. I have to come up with some projects for the local scrapbooking store. I will be teaching a couple classes there. I am really excited about this. Maybe fun with felt or painting tyme. I dunno too many ideas I better go get busy! Here are some pics from a private puppet show I got to watch. ;)