Not feelin’ so hot. so If yousdont see any newposts.. sorry. Not sure if lupus is flaring its ugly head or if its shingles or kidneys or what but.. something is wrong so just say a prayer and Ill be baack soon. xoxoxoxo
Yesterday I worked with the Heidi Grace line of papers that had snow designs on them. I couldn’t stop touching these papers. They are all flocked with felt on them (say that fast 3 times lol) and they just feel so good to the touch. HOW perfect it was to use this photo of my Neice dog, Indy.
I used the flocked papers and I cut out the snowflakes. I added some jewels to jazz things up. I cut the title out with the cricut and used the doodlebug sugar to jazz them up a bit.
THe journaling says: OK, SO it snowed. I see it. Its all over the place. It is even on my nose. I get it. This doesn’t happen very often here. You human people wanna go play in it. WEIRDO’S. We have come out here and seen this “SNOW” so can we PLEASEEE go back inside where it is warm now?????
INDY and the snow of 08.
NOTE she is sitting on TOP of the picnic table so her feet wont touch the snow rofl. Can’t say I blame her.
I still am organizing and working today. Still getting my thoughts together and figuring out what we are going to do. It is coming down to the fact I am going to have to figure out how to juggle and do online designing and bring in the money. I can focus on the money aspect which is the publishing and the behind the scenes work that I love, OR leave it in someone elses hands to if I get paid or not. Whichever way it goes I know God will lead me in the direction I need to go. He is making it PRETTY OBVIOUS what I need to do. I hate not having guarantees and we know stress = shingles. Which in turn… cost more money. More money for meds, more dr appts, and not being able to do the studys where my lupus treatments and tests are taken care of. SO.. with that said I still have to keep praying and just do what I gotta do. BUCKLE DOWN and FOCUS. Which is hard for me. I am easily distracted. Part of adhd/ocd I dunno but I do have a hard time with it. It could even be medication related. BUt what do you do.. You have to take the meds. So anyway. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the prayers and thoughts and sweet emails and phone calls from my family and friends. Thank you for supporting me and trying to help me figure all this out so things can settle down. MUCHO LOVE TO YOU! I know one thing. I will be so happy when Flu season is over and I can get out in the world without having to do a MONK hand wash routine. I know.. its part of my life and I have to deal with it but I miss interaction with humans other than my kid and hubby. THank GOD for the internet.
Still on my organizing frenzy. That is how I think. It is also how I make decisions. I have alot on my mind today, as I have for the last week. I have an UNBELIEVABLE opportunity that has fallen into my lap One that can remedy alot of things for our family. One that I can’t make assumptions or THINK I know what I am getting into. I like things clear and concise. I want to know what Im doing. I like schedules. I hate change. I like routine. YES IM BORING. Yall know that already, yall read my blog ROFL.
This is a real deal. Not a play around decision. Yeah its big.
SO Im asking you right now. You, that are reading my blog. TO help me. HOW you ask. I want you to say a prayer, I want you to light a candle, I want you to do whatever it is you do. BUT I want you to pray I do the right thing. THis is not a small thing Im thinking on. This is a future decision. NOT JUST MY future. Its not a I get to be on a design team or I get to have my layout published decision. I am not a scrap somebody, I don’t care about that or have a desire for it.. I only want to make enough money, to pay the difference in what my hubby is making to what they changed on our insurance. That has been my goal since we found out it was changing. That is my desire, my goal and my objective. So, THIS is a LIFE ALTERING Decision that is pretty big. I hate to dissapoint people. I don’t want to let down anyone, that is why I have such a hard time with decisions. I want to do the best thing for everyone. SO that is where I am today. Praying, thinking, organizing, got my head on straight yesterday now I got to make sure it is facing the right direction. SO please, say a prayer… This is a decision that will effect everyone. Thank you to my family and my friends for helping me with this as well. I love you guys more than you know and YES I DO KNOW you will always be there for me. Thank you to my hubby, I love you and yes Im listening to you. YES you know I will do the right thing.
I have been on an organizing frenzy to say the least. Im getting all my stuff organized and separated. Getting my calendars organized and set and getting my head on straight. I have so many things that need to be done. BUT I spend my time spinning wheels sometimes. So I am going back to my list making. THAT is how I can get things done and remembered. After forgetting a VERY IMPORTANT THING and almost effecting allot. I refuse to let this happen again. SO ORGANIZED I WILL BE. Im separating out all my things and getting things in order. EVERYONE STAND CLEAR.. she’s goin’ in rofl.
Here are some things I have made for the challenge blast and other projects. I have been scrapping up a storm getting things accomplished. I have projects due all over the place. SO bear with me as I check things off my list.
I made this card with product from Scrap-Diner design team.
The coluzzle embossing template from my own product and inks etc.
I am using up some of my stash of older product as well.
This is from Chatterbox a line called love shack. I hand cut the cover for the mini book from a template I made from scanning and upsizing a matchbook.
THis page I did for Scrap-Diner’s Challenge blast. This is the multi photo challenge.
This I made with Moxxie product from my stash.
This is another one I made from product from scrap-diner for the challenge blast. Well most the product.
I have had another thing picked up for publication also so I tickled about that. My ultimate goal is to bring the difference in in what hubby makes to what we need since the insurance change and so far… its working. I am realising that alot of times things are not always as they seem. A big star no.. I have no desire. I just need to do what I can do with my health issues from my house. God has given me something I can do. Scrap. IF I WERE HIM I would be insulted if it were not used to the best of my ability. So IM getting off here so I can finish getting organized so I can do just that. Take care of my family and achieve that.
I received these AWESOME products From Terri Conrad, She is a Designer for Webster’s Pages. I just have to say this paper is gorgeous. I used almost 2 whole packages of bling on this page to accent with. One pack had pearls (so pretty) and then some teeeeniny bling on the end of the sprays that are sticking out of the flowers. I added dimension and inked it all up, I cut my own scalloped paper since I hoarde my scalloped cardstock so bad.. I use it as a template to cut my own.
I had a fabulous time playing with these papers and there are some more projects I will post when I am finished with.
Check out Websters Pages website and also Terri’s blog. SHe is the sweetest person.
Thank you again for the opportunity to use your designs.
HELLO. Im Guido. PRONOUNCED GWEEEEEEEEE DOUGH. Or as the oldest man who visits sometimes that the little blonde haired child calls papa calls me.. dorito or as the blonde haired child called me.. dough dough. Whichever way you pronounce it.. I RUN things around here. See that cute little blonde haired child in the blog header? she really Belongs to me. I just let the him and her of the house borrow her. But, mine she is. I am the one that checks on her constantly by peeking in the window. I make sure she is getting enough sleep by barking loudly outside the window. When they reply HUSH “SHE” is asleep. I know I have done my job.
I am her protector. I won’t let her past me no matter how hard she tries. I go back and forth in front of her when she tries to walk.
I lick her face when she walks outside to show my love and peek in the window when she giggles, or cries, or screams, or yells, or makes anything that resembles a sound. I will bark and paw the window till she tells me DOUGH DOUGH IMMM OKAY! THen I have done my job.
I just wanted to let you know who runs the show around here just in case you get confused. HE and SHE think they do but its REALLLY … HER AND ME.
A conversation over heard yesterday…
Bella: “Daddy, will you fix me some Hot chockolit’?”
John: “In a minute Bella … are you going to drink it?”
Bella: “Yes, will you make me some?”
John: “In a minute I am working here.”
Bella: “DADDY! I WANT some hot chockolit!!”
John: “Bella your not gonna drink it.. you will just waste it I have made it before.”
Bella: :SIGH: “DADDY! IM callin’ my nana. IM gonna tell her on you!”
JOhn: ::snickers:: “You do that…”
Bella: (dials on her barbie Telephone) “NANA, Diz is Bella, DADDY IS BEIN MEAN! HE WONT FIX ME SOME HOT CHOCKOLIT!! COME BEAT HIS BUTT.”
Bella: “Daddy I called Nana and she is coming to beat your butt cuz you are being mean.” ::gloats::
John: “MMMHMM I know who is about to get in trouble..” ::gets up to go into kitchen::
Bella: ::Panicked:: “HER REALLY DIDNT SAY THAT DADDY! SEE!! SEE!! LOOK DA BARBIE PHONE DOESNT EVEN HAVE BATTERRRRRRYSSSS!”
(as opposed to how good it would contact nana IF IT DID HAVE BATTERIES)
Hope your weekend is going great!
Today we have another rockin challenge up at www.scrap-diner.com for the Challenge Blast. Be sure and check it out!
MELTED SNOW… I GET IT.. YOu mean THE KIND of snow that is also known as RAIN????
BElla wants SNOW very badly. EVERY morning she looks at me and says.. “is it snow?” I say “Nope baby its sand” Im awaiting the day she looks at the sky and exclaims “its sanding mommy its sanding!!” I try to explain to her
we don’t live in a “SNOW FRIENDLY” climate. That we live in a “SAND FRIENDLY” climate. You know the one… that is close to the Gulf of Mexico?
Being 4 she hasn’t learned that quite yet but we are working on it. YES we do get the occasional flake and I DO MEAN other than your weekend wander at walmart people watching kinda flake.. falling here in Mobile, Alabama but IT AINT REAL OFTEN. Matter of fact in the 3 and 1/2 years we have lived here, it snowed 1(ONE) uno yes singular TIME! Luck would have it we went home to Mississppi and it didn’t snow there.. just here. WHY? cuz that is how our luck ussually works. Its ok she was too little to really understand snow yet anyway.
I know really we are not prepared for it to snow. I mean think about it. We have a following of old people here that flock as far down south as you can get without actually leaving America, to get warm. So just think … all those people.. plus everyone here that is not used to the cold, attempting to drive in the snow. DID YOUR BRAIN JUST EXPLODE? yeah you get it then. It brings back memories of driving in central Mississippi in the snow. Its about the same. Not used to snow much there either. I remember my mom sending my brother to the trading post.. what yall don’t have a little store called Tommy’s Trading Post there? Ok well hang tight.. well you have to go around this GARGANTUOUS S curve then hang a sharp left kinda back down a little hill while turning left and there is a HUGEEEE drop off ditch… RIGHT THERE. THE one that when my brother turned the wheels for us to go to said “Trading Post” we were staring at thinking “THIS IS IT Lizbeth We comin to join ya!” Well being 8 years old the first thing that came to mind was Oh crapp freak out but instead of that coming out my mouth I said ” WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeee” The look of shock and disbelief on my brothers face was well worth it. Of course the fingerprints I left in the oh crapp bar on the door you hang on to when my mother was driving.. are probly still there.
Having all that said.. I guess Im kinda glad its not snowing in Mobile. It’s raining. Its cold and that magical glimpse of OH IT might just SNOW is in BElla’s eyes today. Even though I have told her that the weather man said ITS NOT gonna snow its just gonna rain. But when your 4 you still believe in the possibilities of the maybe.. MAYBE it will snow, MAYBE mommy will let me sleep in THEIR BED TONIGHT.. MAYBE I can have skittles for Breakfast.
so… Maybe just MAYBE… It will snow in Mobile.
NO matter if it is raining, or Snowing.. or as Bella says SUNNING.. You can still come by www.scrap-diner.com today and check out our day 2 of the CHALLENGE BLAST. Yesterday was GREAT FUN and today there will be another AWESOME CHALLENGE PUT UP. SO come play with us and win some fabulous prizes and have a BLAST! Here is the page I did for yesterdays Challenge. You can see the tutorial and the challenge details right ….> HERE<~~~
and MAYBE … JUST MAYBE….. well … You already know hehe.
TODAY starts the first day of the CHALLENGE BLAST at Scrap-Diner. GOnna be alot of fun and some GREAT challenges. We have been working major hard to come up with some fun ideas and prizes.
IT IS COOOOOLD here this morning. My joints feel like IM about 80. I could be an advisor for the weather center. It never fails I get sooooooo tired Swollen joints and just fell crappy when it does this. BUT FUN THING… THE MARDI GRAS PARADES ARE STARTING UP!!!
GONNA BE SO MUCH FUN! Last year we had sooo much fun going to the parades even though it was mighty cold. The parades are a blast! Bella got really good at saying “THROW ME SOMETHIN MISTER!” so good infact when we went to the Christmas parade she yelled it there too hahahahahahaha!!!! WAS SOOO FUNNY! SHe had so much fun though. I have a huge bag of recyclable beads and things for this year. Writing note to self to get those in.
The kids will be out of school down here to enjoy some of the festivities but that is later. Today they get out half day for Teacher work day.
They are talking there MAYBE SNOW FLURRIES up near Birmingham and back Home near Jackson Mississippi. Bella wants it to snow soooo bad. I keep telling her we just don’t live in a snow prone area. NOT making her happy right now hahaha!
John got my phone yesterday so Im back in business. Its charging now as we speak.
Dont forget to come check out the challenge blast. Lot’s of fun challenges and prizes.
OK sorry I didnt post yesterday having AOL issues and and also working my tail off getting ready for:
We are doing a challenge a day with tutorials and samples!! (so Im having to make the pages do step by step tutorials and photos to go with) so Yes I have been VERY BUSY!
JOHN just sent me and EMAIL with a PHONE IN IT HE CAN GET A SCREAMIN DEAL ON WHEEWWWHEWWWWW! I know most of you know my phone won’t hold a charge and sometimes it works most times it dont.. MAKES ME CRAZY!! THE OLD ONE I HAD was dropped 9 thousand times till it died. This one is Johns old one and it was fine but then the little connector thing to charge it is not working right. AND the power wont stay on.
SO hopefully by MONDAY.. that will be remedied! BElla LOVES my phone. She gets it and pretends she is talking on it and will put it in her purse or her shopping cart… I don’t know how many times I have had to ask my pals online to CALL ME SO I CAN FIND MY PHONE!!! well that doesn’t work anymore… I need to when I can get the power working good get all my numbers off of it and print them off, sad huh I dont know the numbers I just know that I hit J and it calls JOHN. I know bad huh!
SO ANYWAY.. sorry if yall called. I have it on now. but … IT is not holding a charge 😦
Bella is all excited today is DONUT day at school. Tomorrow they are out half a day and then out of school on Monday. So she is pumped! I am going to be scrapping my heart out! I have all my challenges done but I really wanted to do a few more samples for it… we will see. I have one more tutorial to write and IM DONE!!!
I have some submissions to get finished up that I got call backs for so that is good. Don’t get too excited mama I get called now but they dont come out till like JUNE. I have some sooner than that but I did the work for them like last year haha. That is one of the hard things with this scrapbook stuff. It is hard to get excited and then wait for 6 months BUT THAT IS OK it is worth it. The good lord has been good to us and helping us make up for the additional medical stuff that this LOVELY INSURANCE that we have (DO NOT GET ME STARTED AGAIN) since Johns company changed and so did the LOVELY insurance ::insert major eyeroll:: THe worse part is the medication I have to take. ITS SOOOOO EXPENSIVE. THAT IS why we stay in. I cant get out much. He said ONE bout of the flu can wipe me out. So we are being germ freaks and washing the hands like monk and I stay in. I have picked Bella up a few times from school but I stay in my car, I do not get out around the kids. AND YES LIKE MONK. I have wipes in my car and wash bellas hands when she gets in. hahaha I KNOW crazy crazy but you do what you have to do so you stay out of the hospital! I have after Friday 4 more weeks!!!! Till the worst is over and I can get out more. (ok so maybe that is a warning hahaha)
I miss my friends really bad BUT I HAVE GOTTEN ALOT OF SCRAPPING DONE!!! (to keep sane!!!)
(if you can call me sane. oh shut up Windale)
COME ON To THE CHALLENGE BLAST WE are doing a fun challenge every day and a Technique so to speak. IT is really going to be fun and we can’t wait for you to come play.
WE have a ton of cool prizes to get out and fun things to do. SO come on and have a great time with us, get some pages finished and win some great prizes to boot!
OH JAN: THIS IS JUST FOR YOU!