Thursday, December 27, 2007

I have to find some time...

on Saturday. This will be a lot of fun, and it's on one of my favorite scrappy sites! Join in!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

And the winner is.......

Andrea! Thanks so much for checking out my blog! Visit Andrea's blog and see her lovely work at:

Friday, December 14, 2007

I just love Christmas!

I have more cards to share.

CS:Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel, Very Vanilla; Ink: Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip; Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon; Dazzling Diamonds, Retired SU Punch

I will have more to share soon! I am stalking my mail carrier in anticipation of our NEW catty! Woo Hoo! I can't wait.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


That's how many hit's I've had! Ok, so probably 1/2 of them are from me, but that's ok. So in honor of 1000, I think it's time to give some BLOGCANDY away!

On Friday the 14th, I'll draw a name from all of you who post a comment. Then I'll send out a great little RAK. Hmmm what will it be. Perhaps some samples of SU!'s great Designer Papers! Who knows what else I'll throw in!

Thanks for looking at my work!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Christmas, Christmas time is here...

Well Christmas time is here, even if it is 75 degrees outside! My sweet pastor's wife asked if I would make her some Christmas cards for her personal use. I was thrilled to do so, and delivered 20 lovely cards to her this morning. Here are a few:

Retired Set: Solomn Stillness
CS: Blue Bayou, DSP Blue Bayou, Shimmer White
Ink: Blue Bayou
Ribbon: WW Taffeta

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
CS: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke
Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
SU! Corner Punch

CS: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Shimmer White, DS
Wintergreen, Sage Shadow
Ink: Sage Shadow, Blue Bayou
Ribbon: Blue Bayou

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A few more....

This card uses Sleigh Full of Toys, one of our retired sets, but I just love using it!

CS: Handsome Hunter, Baroque Burgundy (Retired), Whisper White, Retired Designer Paper.
Ink: Basic Black, Handsome Hunter, Baroque Burgundy (Retired)
Winter White Organdy Ribbon

Wonder if Santa will have this many gifts for my guys! :)

Another Sleigh Full of Toys!

CS: Winter White, Real Red, Old Olive; Designer Series Paper-Dasher

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black

This is a Z fold card, they are so cute! I have made a bunch this year for my friends and family.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Snow in Alabama...

Well stamped snowflakes are all we get! I am praying maybe, just maybe... we get a little snow. One of my dear online friends Kim, who lives in Alaska, keeps me "green" with envy with her awesome photography of her state. It is just absolutely amazing! She is a great photographer.

Take a look: She is an amazing lady with amazing talents. She is also a scrapper and stamper and a dear sister in Christ!

Ok, onto the new card!

Recipe: Cardstock: Winter White, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock
Ribbon: Soft Skye
SU! Circle Punches

Thanks for looking. My lighting was NOT good today~!

Monday, November 26, 2007

A Card!!!

Ok, finally, I had some time to at least take a picture! This is one of the cards from my Stamp A Stack. It is Z fold card. I think the Z fold is so neat, a lot you can do with it.


Stamps: Season of Joy

Cardstock: Old Olive, Winter White, Real Red, Designer Series Paper - Dashing

Ink: Old Olive

More to come soon!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Quick Share....

We just got in from our Thanksgiving travels. I had to share this adorable picture of my little one! She is 15 months, and just the princess of our family! Just ask her! :)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Old Favorite...

This is actually one of my cards from last year. It uses the tree from "Loads of Love". I thought it was just "too cute" using the pop tab, lol. I still have a few saved up! I am working on my cards for next Monday and our Christmas Stamp A Stack! I can't wait! I will post those later!

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, WW, More Mustard

Ink: Craft White, Always Artichoke

Other: Mellow Moss Ribbon, Pop Top, Silver Brad.

Thanks for looking! Be watching for NEW Christmas cards and Blog Candy!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Such fun...

It has been totally crazy around here over the past few weeks. Sorry for not posting.

But during all the chaos, we had a great Halloween. We always go to a local church for a great carnival. All the kids loved it. This particular church has a Trunk or Treat, and they get trunk loads of candy! Little girl really got into the spirit of filling her bag with candy!

So.. we had Lazarus, Farmer Pop (he acted just like Pop) and the Little Princess who needed no costume this year!

Love my little ones. The older kids did a great job watching and helping out.


For the month of November Stampin' Up! is giving you wonderful people FREE shipping! Also don't forget the offer to everyone, buy 3 of SU's designer papers and get one designer paper free! This is a great offer on our wonderful papers! Please let me know if I can be of any assistance!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Blogger thoughts...

So one of my favorite scrapbook sites, The School of Scrap ( sometimes posts blog challenges for journaling. Today's was to tell about your family and what inspires me to scrap. Well that's an easy one.

I have a family of NINE, yes, I did say nine. They are all so unique and such awesome individuals. From my wonderful and loving husband, all the way down to my precious, but spoiled baby girl. I don't usually "pose" them unless it's for a holiday or family shot, but I get some great pictures of them from time to time. I started scrapbooking right before my now six year old was born. My sister in laws gave me a book with a few pages already completed, and it just grew from that. Now all of my children have books, more than one. I also have one for our family in general. I guess what I enjoy the most, other than the creative process itself, is seeing my kids (especially my youngest 3) drag around their big books and look at them. I love that when I'm gone someday (hopefully years from now) they can look at these and remember how much I loved them, and share that with their kids.

My scrapbooking led way to my stamping... and I love using it in my scrapbooks now. I also make lot's of cards, because although I love emails, there is nothing like a handwritten card. There is just something fun about getting something in the mail!

Have a great day and SCRAP or STAMP!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My first "Z" fold...

I've been wanting to make one of these for a while. I also just LOVE the Baroque Motiff set. I think it is on of my favorite sets ever purchased from SU! So much you can do with it!

Cardstock: Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, Winter White, River Rock Ink: Bayou Blue, Not Quiet Navy Brads: Antique Brass, Punch: Round Tab

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thank You SU!

I am so pleased to announce that 12x12 in all colors are coming back in the upcoming new catty that will be released in January. As a scrapper, I was not happy when they stopped producing so many of the colors, but I am so thankful they are back! Thanks for listening to us SU!

Busy does not describe what...

has been going on around here. I'm dying to get some scrap/stamp time. I have some new sets that I need to cut out and ink up! But I did get a few minutes to play today and did these two really quick cards.

I love the bright colors. Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Pixie Pink. Cardstock: Tempting Turqoise, Pixie Pink, Winter White, Designer Series Paper: Petals and Paisleys, Stamps: Petals and Paisleys and Garden Whimsey, SU! Ribbon

Monday, October 15, 2007

Pumpkin Pumpkin...

Tonight I have my monthly stamp class. This is one of the layouts we will be doing tonight. It is relatively simple, but I just LOVE these pumpkins made from the two oval punches sold by SU! Here's the recipe: Stamps: So Many Sayings, Give Thanks, Baroque Motifs. Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Only Orange, Winter White. Ink: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust. SU ribbon, SU buttons, Lg and Sm Oval Punches, Word Window Punch. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ok, so it isn't Stampin' Up!...

but I am an avid scrapbooker as well. I love scrapbooking expecially for my family and friends. Having seven children, I stay really busy to say the least. This paper is Cosmo Cricket and I used my Cricut for the title. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

BlogCandy!!! Winners!

Hello ladies, I'm late but it's still Wednesday. Thanks to my sweet little boy, the names have been pulled and the winners are: Lisa and Juli! If you ladies will please email me at and send your address, I'll get you some "candy" in the mail. Also, please tell others about my site. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

WCMD My Card

We had so much fun on World Card Making Day! Our class in Gardendale was a great and many ladies walked away with some great cards.
This is my design for the day. I love this set because it is very elegant. Simple Delight is one of the sets that come with one of our Simply Sent kits.
Supplies: Simple Delight; Not Quiet Navy, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Winter White cardstock; Not Quiet Navy and Blue Bayou Ink; Stampin Up! Punches 1-1/4, 1-3/8, 1-1/2; Soft Sky Ribbon, Silver Brad, Silver Cording.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

First Time, Blog Candy!

On Wednesday, October 10th, I am going to draw two names from anyone who comments on my site. Candy will be a great sample of Stampin' Up! embellishments! You will love it! So leave a message and spread the word!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Simple and quick.

These were made rather quickly today with the Simply Sent set Simple Delight. I love that the set is so elegant, but also easily used for making masculine cares. I have many more "lady" sets than I do "manly".
The card on the left uses: Blue Bayou, Soft Skye, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White cardstock, Blue Bayou ink.
The second card uses: Bliss Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Very Vanilla. I also used aged brads I had laying around and the ticket punch. Simple and quick a good combination!

My October Special

During the month of October, if you order:

35.00 worth of Stampin' UP! Products you can earn (1) stamp pad OR (1) 8-1/2x11 paper pack for free!

50.00 worth of Stampin' Up! Products you can earn a sample pack of our new Prints Designer Series (12 sheets) for free!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Not A Card...

But just a new picture of my precious angel. She is the funniest thing. This was a day of adventure at Mamaws house. Isn't she cute!!!

National Card Making Day!

Come join me for a fabulous day!
Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale, AL
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
October 6th, 2007
10 cards for $25.00
Door prizes and lot's of fun!
Contact me for more details!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Happy Birthday To You!

A few days ago our oldest daughter turned NINETEEN! Wow, how time goes by. When she came into my life she was nine. I can't believe ten years have passed and I have been blessed to watch her grow into a beautiful young woman. Here is the card I made for her special night, using all of her favorite colors.

Stamp set is Bodacious Bouquet. Colors used: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink Passion and Whisper White. I embossed all the large flowers and love how it turned out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Baroque Motif

I love this set. It is so soft and so much can be done with it. I have seen some beautiful cards made with this. I made this one very quickly, like 10 minutes quick! It uses the colors of Bashful Blue, Winter White, Close to Cocoa in cardstock. Ink is Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, and Bordering Blue.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Embossing is cool!

Here is another card made with Bodacious Boquet. It's a great set. So versatile. This card uses fourteen brads, Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White ink and cardstock. I think my class tonight really enjoyed it, but it does take some work! The brads was an idea I picked up on another site as part of a challenge. I don't think I have ever used this many brads on anything before. But I love the results.
Card cased from Splitcoaststampers website, and altered.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Cards suited for a man...

I love this set, Noble Deer. It's been around for a while, but I still find that I use if often for cards made for men. I really like the soft tones of the Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cardstock.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Be Watching!!!

INKspiration! is coming! A new and fabulous "kit by mail".

Want to know more? Just leave me a message!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wow Stamp Night!

Here is one of the cards we did for our WOW class last night. This is a criss cross card. I fell inlove with these cards. I think they would make BEAUTIFUL wedding invitations!

I love to stamp! I love to make cards.

I love being a Stampin' Up! Demo. Is there anything better than a piece of wood with rubber on it! I think not! LOL Here is a simple card I did a few days ago. Hopefully tomorrow I can post my Wow cards from our stamping class held last night. Beautiful cards if I do say so!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

A few layouts...

This was a challenge for TSOS. My journaling is hidden on tags. It contains my feelings on turning 36, having my last child, and facing the new direction of my life. Pretty emotional stuff!
I do not do enough layouts about me. But I'm trying. The challenges help. I know that my history has to be left behind for my kids and grandkids. I just don't like pictures of me! :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

One Of My Favorites!

Completed this a while back, but it's become one of my FAVORITES!

Cayla was just two weeks old. So very sweet.
All of my flowers were cut with Cricut, and
I used my fingernail to "curl" the edges.
I just love how it all turned out.
Hard to imagine she is now one and I am so
very far behind! LOL

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I've been tagged!

So I have to post eight interesting things about me. Oh wow... do I have that many!

1. I am married to my high school sweetheart and I love him so much!

2. We are renewing our vows in March with all our kiddo's around.

3. Oh, I'm mom to seven wonderful kiddo's.

4. I am music director at our church. I love to sing!

5. I love going to our cabin, and riding 4 wheelers!

6. I can sew!

7. I am horribly afraid of small, inclosed places.

8. I teach all of my children at home!

Going to tag someone else! :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

She's One!

Well just a few days ago, my sweet baby, and the caboose of the kiddo's turned one. She is beautiful, and perfect, and so much joy. I am thrilled God has so greatly blessed us with healthy kids. But the mom in me is so sad, as a part of my life that I love so much is now gone. I love being pregnant and the delivery and everything, I've been lucky. But it is time to move into a new stage of life, although I go kicking and screaming!

School has also began at our house so it's quiet in the morning. Well as quiet as it can be with a one year old, three year old, and six year old. But they are doing pretty good and their older sister's are coping with it all. Caden, my six year old is in first grade this year. He's so excited about doing school work. We will see how long that lasts. By next year I'll have another high schooler. So for now... I'll just enjly where we are. I hope to have a great year with lot's of fun and learning. Well I guess that is all for now!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

These Days...

are sometime more than I want to deal with. However, I love the Lord, He loves me, and I know He holds me in His hand.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ten Months Old...

And growing bigger and sweeter every day!
Baby girl is the joy of our world.

She is full on the move, crawling, chatting and learning to stand.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Turning Six...

Today I have a six year old. How fast time flies. I remember being sooo excited when I found out we were going to be having a baby. Seven years has past since my last, so he was a joy! Now he's growing into a sweet boy with a gentle spirit. He loves the Lord, and his family, and I couldn't ask for more! Happy Birthday Big Boy!!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Hot, hot, hot

yes, that is life in Alabama. It already in the mid 80's and I hate it already! I want to find my 'HEAVEN' which would be 70 during the day and 50 at night all year long! Ahhhhh...
Bitty Baby Girl is on the move. She is killing her poor mom by deciding to crawl, stand, and stop nursing all in the same week. She is so independant and smart. I know she is going to be a handful, she already is. But then she is so sweet and loving too; and her great smile and big brown eyes melt your heart.
Little Boy C just turned 3 and Big Boy C will be 6 in a few days. Bitty Baby Girl will be 9 mo in a few days as well, and it's really beginning to get to this mama. I am so blessed to have all seven of our great kiddo's, but seeing my "babies" getting older and growing, is getting harder on me as the days go by. Bitty Baby Girl was a surprise to us and I am so glad I was able to have one more baby. I guess one of my top ten questions for God is to know why He placed such a deep desire for babies and pregnancy in my heart. I sure wish it would kind of go away, so this mama heart didn't hurt so much.
I guess I'm feeling really melancholy today.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

And a few more!!

My Work...

Here are a few Lo's that helped me become Queen

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sweet Little Chick A Dee.....

My sweet little girl! She loved her first Easter.
Being all dressed up and all the attention!

More picture of the rest of the kiddo's later!