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

Jul 3, 2011

long time

No real excuses for my disappearance in life and in blog world. Been busy, distracted, frustrated, locked up, wound up, moody, sad, and a gamut of other emotions. Trying to find my way back into the world seems such a simple concept, but oh how that is so different for me.


I did make it in to Scrappers Boutique for a Friday night crop a few weeks back and accomplished several layouts.

Mar 5, 2011

Checking In

Here are a couple recent layouts I've been working on. Hopefully this coming week will be more productive. I'm behind on my "A Year in the Life of an Art Journal" I'm hoping to spend some quality quiet time this weekend catching up.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Feb 26, 2011

Time Flies

I can hardly believe it's been an entire month since I blogged. I have been sick twice and that sucked the wind right out of me for quite sometime. Surviving on Gatorade for 13 days was not the best.

I am finally back crafting again...I will have some things to post of the next couple days.
Yesterday I had a bit of fun, I went and got a new tattoo adding to my sleeve in progress.
This isn't the best of photo's but here she is in all her glory

Jan 26, 2011

Few new things

I've been hanging out over a Tally Scrappers, it's under new management, PINKY!!
Anyways, here are a couple things I've made in the past week.

* This last one is a page in an art journal I'm keeping this year.

Jan 19, 2011


Welcome to day #3 for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!

You should have arrived to my blog from Joanne's if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!
During this fun Blog Hop our Designers have a lot to offer along with projects that they have made using the Chic & Shabby and Woodland Winter lines from Lollipop Press.All week long pieces to a digi kit will be offered at our DT blogs, check us out everyday to see who's got the next piece. Today, I've got one for you just download and add to your collection.
To add to the fun, many of our Designer's are offering up some fun RAKS on their blogs. Just follow the hop and you'll find everything you need!At the end Lollipop Press will be giving away a grand prize!To enter you must do the following:Become a follower of Lollipop Pressand comment at least once on each blog.You have until Sat. Jan 22 to leave all your comments to be entered to win the Grand Prize.We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them on Monday Jan. 24

Happy New Year to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Jodi! If you get lost along the way - Go to the LP blog for the master list!

a normal day

I spent Tuesday at the Scrapper's Boutique, just like old times.
Surrounded by good friends, it felt nice to be there again. It's almost like my Cheers for Norm.

"where everybody know your name"

I had a pretty productive day. Finished the cover to an art journal of
*using a 10x10 piece of partially peeled cardboard, painted with silver and embellished with a few stones. I hand drew and hand cut/layered the font.

..and 2 entire layouts
I look forward to my next opportunity to craft some more!

Jan 18, 2011

A little something

Well, this is the most creative thing I've done in 2011 so far. I made a new line for my Starbucks mug where you can personalize the inserts. I did it up for Valentines...I feel cheery each time I see it.

Today I'm off to the Scrapper's Boutique to have some fun and get some ideas out of my head and onto some paper! I'm looking forward to posting some new things soon, not that the holiday season has passed.

Have I mentioned my oldest baby daughter will be 17 in just 2weeks...this is sending earthquakes throughout my mind. This school year is 1/2 over and only one more year of her as a high school student, my mind can hardly comprehend it!

Jan 13, 2011

it is what it is

Reality bites sometimes, often it isn't pretty

This year I plan to be more honest in my scrapping. I feel led to show the realness of life. It isn't always pretty but it's our life the same. I don't feel like I can scrap pretty pages with only smiles any longer. There is alot of crummy stuff we deal with and I'm led to include some of that in my story/albums. We learn from hard times & mistakes. Sometimes we learn from others. Maybe we can learn something from each other this year.

It's be 15 days since I attempted suicide
for the 2nd time in 6 months
I spent 3days in ICU, 6 days in treatment &
I'm 7days out of the hospitals locked-down unit
that's my reality today.
And if you and I are REAL friends, none of that will matter.