All that I'm after is a LIFE full of laughter, as long as I'm laughing with YOU!

Jun 27, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Wow...been gone 4 days and sure miss home! Here is a quick couple pictures from a recent trip to the lake. The girls had fun looking at fossils and wading in the water. See ya soon!

Jun 20, 2009

Mixed Media Swap

That's the name of the newest swap I'm working on. You make 5 felt or fabric items and you get 5 back! I'm making lil coin purses. I'd never tried this patter before, but it turned out to be a great one. Really simple and fast, totally lined and easy to adjust the size smaller or larger.

So here's a peek at mine...

I'm wrapping up my current swap commitments and moving on to my own to-do lists for awhile. I've gotten so side tracked swapping, I've let me own scrapping kinda pile up.

Jun 16, 2009

My new Fav!

Anyone who knows me WELL, knows I am NOT a jewelry fan!

Men hate easy gifts! I have my ears pierced twice, yet both remain empty except for family pictures or holidays (LOL) I seldom wear even my wedding rings, my hubby even bought me an anniversary band a few years a lure to get me to wear it more. I do put it on to leave the house, but it comes off before my shoes even when I return home!

Last year, a friend gave me this sweet charm and necklace, to fill with a picture of my daughter and the other side she made an insert saying "guard mom" (for Colorguard). I'd thought about it, but just never found the right photo. Today I finally got around to putting in a picture and I LOVE IT!!! I will wear it ALWAYS....(ok to every football game this season is more realistic) but that's an improvement!

There may be hope for me after all!

Jun 15, 2009

Girl Monday?

NOPE....It's Girl FRIDAY, one of my favorite new lines by Cosmo Cricket! I made this lil flip book album in a convention workshop at GASC last weekend. The class was alot of fun and taught by none other than STACI ETHERIDGE, fellow Texan and scrapbooker extraordinaire! She was a great teacher, very upbeat, but kept the instructions good from all levels of scrappers. (ok, except the ones behind us who decided about 5minutes in there were gonna "watch" instead of create"....what's up with that? I think they might have been "pretend scrapbookers").

Everyone who has seen the book LOVES it...My #1 fan on this creation was my daughter who gets to keep it, as I used it to record her Band Banquet event photos!

Jun 14, 2009

Swap on!

The local scrapbooking group I organize is doing a recipe swap for "Summer Recipes".
I finished mine early, thankfully! I'm typically an early bird...but lately been getting bogged down. I did a favorite recipe "Veggie Stuffed Peppers"....only 4 WW points for 2 halves...I can literally make a meal out of it! Hopefully the girls in the group will love it too.

Jun 13, 2009

Rockin Out

Katie and family friend Brian getting ready to take the stage (Brian...not Kate)!
Turned out to be a pleasant day...not too hot, if only I didn't have a headache.
I'm home living vicariously thru text of photos and video feeds from my dear hubby!

Jun 12, 2009

Super Saturday!

Wow, today will be a busy day for us. We're heading out to a party with friends, to watch one of our favorite bands "The Will Callers"!!! It should be tons of fun, but I fear it will be oh so HOT also!

...And now my latest charm swap project..HAHA!.... It's a July 4th charm swap, and below is a couple photos of my charm. 52 for this swap...I've made that many before...but it's been awhile and it seemed like SO MANY!!!

Friday already?

Wow...this week has FLOWN by for me. My girls left Tuesday for a few days with my parents on a trip to Fredericksburg. With all the excitement of GASC last weekend, and being so tired, I've been a BAD BLOGGER this week.

Here is a look at one of the projects I made at the convention in a class I took. The front and back covers are made with embossed technique I am now IN LOVE with! It also has several metal embossed elements as accents.

Jun 4, 2009

...and we're off!

This week it the Great American Scrapbook convention in Arlington, Tx....just a few miles away. So I will be heading over there (everyday till Saturday)....but don't worry, I'll be back to post all my wonderful finds!

Jun 3, 2009

And Next....

My second tag for the Summer Drink recipe Tag swap! Coffee taste just like a Jamocha shake from Arby's....YUM!