Thursday, July 31, 2008
and everyone is drooling over this kit! It's totally yummy. I'm guessing it will sell out quickly so go here and check it out!! There are some AMAZING creations in the gallery with this kit so be sure you stop by and see all the eye candy.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Yea, when I call him, his phone starts in at the chorus of this song..."You're the girl of my dreams.." and so...I fell for him ALL OVER AGAIN...just like I do EVERY day!!!!
(on a side note, this is a REALLY great album, if you've never heard it you should check it out. Dustin Kensrue is the lead singer for Thrice, but this solo album is amazing, very mellow and folkish.)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This is a LO I did for our Christmas in July crop at Addicted Scrapper. You can check out all the fun here. There is a great prize and you have until Monday to get your projects uploaded!
Another LO, this one is about "why I scrap." Hidden journaling reads:
I’m not gonna lie, I LOVE scrapping. I love the papers, I love the chipboard, I love the paint and the sandpaper. I love the feeling of finishing a page and being happy with the results. It’s just plain fun for me. But no matter how much I simply enjoy it, I wouldn’t do it without my family. I scrap because God has commanded me in Acts to “go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you.” Scrapping allows me to do that in a creative way. In a way that they enjoy looking at now and will treasure all the more as they grow older. It allows me to tell even my great great great grandchildren of the wonders of the Lord! I praise God for making us creative beings and for allowing us to know this joy! Over all of my scrapbooking and creative work, lies the mantra and command, “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
and a detail.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Christians ought "to be endeavoring by all possible ways to inflame their desires and to obtain more spiritual pleasures....Our hungerings and thirstings after God and Jesus Chrsit and after holiness can't be too great for the value of these things, for they are things of infinite value...[Therefore] endeavor to promote spiritual appetites by laying yourself in the way of allurement...There is no such thing as excess in our taking of this spiritual food. There is no such virtue as temperance in spiritual feasting."
Soo...I long to be an "obese Christian!"
Monday, July 21, 2008
On a side note I'm also hoping to find some time to renovate my blog...so beware...it might be a mess for a few days!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
These pictures are only a few days old and they already hold so many memories. You were sick when these were taken (first time ever!) but you still had that beautiful charming smile ready for your grandma when she took you outside.
I have to crack up every time I see you wearing this shirt buddy! It makes me think of my days as a lifeguard…all those thousands of hours working at the city pool in the summer, and the YMCA, and teaching swim lessons, and even being the Aquatics Director. It reminds me of never being able to sweat without smelling like chlorine because I spent so much time in the water! (and it reminds your dad of my fantastic tan!) I see you in this shirt and I have to wonder if you’re going to be that “hot lifeguard” that all the girls go to the pool to flirt with. I pray that you have wisdom and discernment in that area and that you trust your father and I’s advice when it comes to your relationships with females.
One last thought…if you want to be a lifeguard…maybe you should at least wait until you can crawl, but if that’s what you really want…don’t let anyone, not even me, tell you that you can’t achieve your dreams! Lol 07.08
Products used: CC - Get Happy, Hello Sunshine; Chipboard/Grungeboard - Scenic Route (curved arrow, some stars), Basic Grey (frame and photo corner), Tim Holtz Striped Elements (long frame, Z, some stars, crown, rectangles) Paint Pens; SU eyelets, Crop-a-Dile; buttons from my stash; Letters - AC trademarks "Eddie", KI Alphabet Soup, Tim Holtz (Z) I used Times New Roman font and printed my journaling on a transparency; MM sanding block; Signo White Gel pen
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ok, enough of trivial details that I know you were all dying to hear and on to the good stuff! Denise...here's what I'll be mailing out to you on Monday. Congratulations!!!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This cute little guy is now up in my Etsy shop! Check him out here. He is also available for personalization!
These are the letters Kessa's had in her room forever after I altered them. I used the July Sunshine and Popsicles kit from Addicted Scrapper for most of it. Also note that I'll be getting a tutorial up in the near future for these.
And finally a VERY simply LO I did for a scraplift challenge over at Splitcoast. Ok, I'm off to feed the baby and get some sleep. Night ladies!
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Saturday, July 12, 2008
So...I shall leave you with this LO of Zekiel. To create the boarder around the bg paper I put strips of paper under it in the frame shape and then sanded over it. I was really happy with the result. The journaling is hidden under the left picture and it pulls out by the little tab (which didn't photograph well, but it says Punk Rock.) It reads: "Ok, I admit it. I want you to be a punk rocker. I love the music, I love the clothes, and you've already got the hair! So just know that as long as I dress you , you will be my little "grunge boy!" lol. Love mom 7.08"
DCWV Rockstar pp, bazzil cs, Tim Holtz grungeboard striped elements, grungeboard dots alpha, Scenic Route chipboard stars, Love Elsie tab, signo white gel pen, cinnamon stickles, sand paper.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Just popping in to show you a LO and my first ever sketch. (You're right...it was for a challenge! lol.)
Also, but sure you check back in everyday this week (or within the next week that is...) because I'm going to be giving away a RAK ...the catch is its going to be a one day deal. You have to check in everyday to find out when it is and then you'll only have that day to leave a comment. Hope to see you all here!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Please note, there are only two items in there because its so late right now and I have to get up early! I'll be adding more ASAP. Please check back often!!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Ok, on to less mushy topics. Some fun pics from yesterday. We had some friends over and they brought little "fireworks" (which thankfully weren't TOO loud, so Kessa was only minorly frightened! lol)Jess and Jack laughing at Erik and the sparklers.Did you know my cute little man can sit up!?!?!?Kessa's such a good mommy/big sister/friend. :DOur big display! (curtosy of the the Saltsgaver clan)All four of us! yea!!!! I think the last time a picture was taken of all four of us Zekiel was...on...about 48 hours old!
Friday, July 4, 2008
What do you think? Is it a wonderful new style in scrapbooking? Think it will sweep the nation? Probably not...but I was impressed. Kessa made this page for Noel Mignon's kids challenge. The only things I did were the title and I did a little prompting on where she should put that long border on the side, but everything else she did. From picking out the paper, to deciding where everything should go. She was very much in love with those circle sticker as you can see. I thought it was pretty good for a 1 year old!!! lol.
And a before and after using Pioneer Woman's PSE actions. I'm honestly not sure which one I like better! lol. This is before:
This is after:Hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
You see...I tend to be a gal of extremes. Because I love scrapping and such I think I need to be doing it all the time...sometimes to the detriment of my family and the High Calling of Homemaking God has placed on my life. Praise Him for conviction and continual sanctification. He has been opening my eyes to my extremes and the ways my life and my family suffer because of them. Scrapping...as with all good gifts from above, falls under the heading of "all things in moderation." Why is that so hard? (leave me a comment if you've got any tips!)
And now that it is officially after midnight...HAPPY 4th of July!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Well if you're from around here this lo needs no explanation...however if not I can just see some of you furrowing your brows wondering where the taco is! Here in Mt. Carmel we have a restaurant called Taco Tierra and it is almost more foundational to this town that football (ALMOST.) They have great food and are most famous for their drinks. Now, no one seems to know WHY their sodas are so great but I have heard a rumor that they put an addictive substance in it so you HAVE to keep coming back. lol. I'm pretty sure you're not officially a citizen of our little town unless you have at LEAST one Taco come-back cup. They're huge and its only 75 cents to have them filled up. Anyway...that's a Taco cup Kessa is carrying around in the photos. Everything on this page except for the bling is from the Addicted Scrappers Sunshine and Popsicles kit. I also did some doodling with paint pens and the bling is CTMH. It was just individual jewels and I shaped them into a heart around the Taco cup. Night all!
P.S. Taco even has a facebook group called Taco Tierra Addicts with close to 1000 members!!! Check it out here.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I'll be back later today with some projects and more fun stuff. You still have time to leave a comment for the blog candy too!