Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas from my family....

These are my five kiddo's still at home... from my 18 year old daughter down to my 5 year old daughter and all in between.  :)  My two away from home are both married. :) 

May you and your family have a blessed and peaceful Christmas!  Remember to celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.  Tis the season to worship the New Born King1

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just a picture of my 3 youngest joys during our trip to Gatlinburg a few weeks ago.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Happy Harvest....

Just a few pictures of my youngest 3 little ones!  ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love this room!!!

My site has been very quiet for a while... but that's all going to change really soon!!  Our household has taken lot's of twists and turns the past few months, most recently with my own health.  And in some of my down time waiting, I've realized I've been missing out on some things I really love.

Crafting is one of those things... so I'm hopping back in with Memory Works, and will be creating much more as I have time.  I hope you will join me again!  I've missed my "friends"!  More soon!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Happy Diva Christmas Hop!!!

Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Divas Christmas in July Blog Hop!

It may not feel like snow outside in the northern hemisphere, but if we get started on holiday projects now, we might be ready by December--we would love for you to plan and play along!  Please join us as we share with you the wonderful holiday projects of CSDivas.
If you are just joining us now, you can go to Luisa’s blog to start at the beginning so you won’t miss a hop stop and be eligible for the blog hop prize.
Our Blog Hop List:
Luisa - Creative Designs by Luisa-
Sandy - ScrapBook Blessings-
Stephanie – The Magic of Ordinary Days-
Jessica- Jessica's Blog-
Yolie – Just Yolie, Just Create-
Vanessa – Creating Sensations-
Alecia - Welcome to Alecia's-
Divas—don’t forget to comment on the main Diva blog HERE when you are done for a ticket to be entered for the blog hop prize!!!

The ingredients:
6 inch x 6 inch square of double-sided designer paper, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue dots, SNAIL Adhesive, 1/4 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch or button, Inkpad to match paper, dauber, cord (for hanger), Stapler.

Score paper at 1 inch intervals. Accordian fold along the score lines.

Make a small pencil mark at the 3 inch point on the folded paper. Staple on the mark.

With the folded edges away from you, mark ½ inch on either side of the staple (i.e. the center).
Cut from this mark on the bottom edge to the top corner. (Basically cut diagonal, this gives the points.)  

Repeat for both sides.

Put sticky strip along one side.

Remove red liner and press the two edges together to meet evenly.

Use a dauber to shade the folds and edges with ink.

You can use the punched circles or buttons to put in the center of the star.

Hope you enjoy!  Can't wait to see what you do!

For two tickets please post your entries using Mr Linky by July 12th 7 pm eastern, to be entered to win the hop prize.

Thanks for hopping and have a very merry Divalicious Xmas!

(Remember: post a comment at the blog hop thread and let us know you've left comments on all the Diva blogs for a ticket to win, thanks! )

Friday, July 08, 2011

Just a day away...

from a wonderful blog hop!  Join me on July 9th along with the Design Team from  Creative Scrapbooking Divas for Christmas in July!  Lot's of prizes, challenges, and more!  Hop on over! :)

I can't wait to see you there!  ;)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Join me for a challenge!!!

Come on over to The Scrappers Sanctuary for some awesome challenges.  A great place to hang out and enjoy the creative process!

I have a new sketch challenge up.  Here is a peak at what I created:

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!!

It's been a wonderful weekend.... first our oldest daughter graduated college on Friday.  Saturday her sweet-heart proposed.  So excited for these two amazing and Godly young adults who are "doing it all the right way"... listening to their Father and living a pure life before they marry!  I am so very proud of them!  God is good!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Diva Mansion Tour!   To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, May 7th, we wanted to share with you the wonderful groups of CSDivas.

"Creative Scrapbooking Divas is ... a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process. At CSDivas we don't sell anything, we have monthly challenges with RAKs offered, Sponsered grand prize, great camaraderie, and we like to Spotlight our members and their fabulous creations. Most of all we want our Diva members to have fun!!!"

We have 8 Design Team Divas aka tour guides to give you a taste of what is offered at the Diva Mansion.  If you are just joining us now, you can go to Ann's blog to start at the beginning.

Our Tour List:
Ann- Gadgets/Mixin Up-Ann's Scraps of Time
Yolie- Traditional Layout- JustYolie, JustCreate
Sandy- Cards/Cricut- ScrapBook Blessings
Vanessa- Faithbooking- Creating Sensations
Alecia- Cookbooking- Welcome to Alecia's
Stephanie- Technique-  The Magic of Ordinary Days
Pam- Mini album/BOM- Dreamer's Klub
Luisa- Gift ideas- Creative Designs by Luisa

Please show some love and leave a comment for each DT Diva, some are offering a cute little RAK!  You can also get entered in the Grand Prize drawing from CSDivas....
a) new members who complete their profile, upload their picture and post their Introduction  and
b) Already members, posting a NEW project to any of the groups by midnight May 7th.

In both cases please post a comment and/or upload your project here: DIVAS MANSION TOUR BLOG HOP THREAD! So we can keep good track of players who earn a ticket for the Grand Prize!

Now onto my Mansion "Room" to tour.......

My challenge is pretty simple... Create a LO using a scripture about nature, creation, etc and a photo of God's creation.  Create with paper, digital or hybrid... just have fun and think about the majesty of God's creation!

Here is a sample!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


I am just a basic beginner on Digi's.  But these two photo's are the only ones I have of our soon to be grandson.  So I played around a little bit today!  Thanks for looking!  I'm sure there will be more to come!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

One more share!!!

I will have some scrappy goodness coming soon... but life has been pretty chaotic lately!  Having seven kids keep me hopping... and this week, it was Prom Preparations!  Just had to share the finished result... my lovely daughter...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Memory Works Catalog!

The new Memory Works Catalog is ready! 

You can download it here:  Memory Works

If you are interested in ordering anything, please let me know!

Another Great Crop!

Lot's of great challenges and prizes!

Monday, April 11, 2011

And the winner is....

Marcy S at

She said:

I love your layout, such a beautiful baby. I am a new follower.

Congrat's Marcy!  Please email me at with your mailing information!!!

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed our amazing blog hop!!! 

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Blog Hop!!!

I hate housework!  I really do, but sadly, it is a fact of life!  So happy you are joining If It's Groovy or our NO HOUSEWORK BLOG HOP!

My challenge is this:  Out of the list below, pick your five LEAST FAVORITE Spring Cleaning tasks!  Then use the assigned item to create your Layout!  Pretty Easy!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Washing Windows - Clear Embellishments
Sweeping - Twine or Fibers
Mop - Ribbon
Washing Walls - Cardstock
Cleaning Closets - TWO items out of your stash that is 6 mo. or older
Cleaning Curtains - Patterned Paper
Decorate for Spring - Flowers
Wash Lighting Fixtures - Bling
Steam Clean Carpets - Fabric/Texture
Clean Ovens - Spritzers or Paint
Freshen Wall Color - Paint or Ink
Tighten Knobs and Metal Hinges - Brads and Eyelets
Wash China - Buttons
Clean Out Kids Toys Bins - Use Circles or Squares

Ok, there is your list.

Here is a sample for you:


From my blog - Hop on Over to:   (Michelle)  Everyday Me

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Circle Challenge from Creative Scrapbooking Divas!

Had a lot of fun with this.  Simple page, but it totally fits my sweet little boy!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I'm excited to say...

I am now serving on a new Design Team!  Join me for all the fun and craftiness you can stand at Creative Scrapbooking Divas !  So many great challenges, great people, and lot's of fun!!!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Such a great memory...

 This was a great challenge:  We had to use a large amount of journaling.  I couldn't think of anything better to do it on than the "China" my grandmother got for me when I was 18.  It's a wonderful story, and I loved her so much for doing something so amazing for me.  I miss my grandmother... she was an amazing woman!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another Online Crop... is coming up soon!!!

You won't want to miss this one either... it will be fun!!!  Follow the link below the image! 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A few more challenges...

Working on challenges from 4 different locations!  Fun, fun, fun!  Don't forget and are having weekend crops!  Join in the fun!!!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sketchy Thursday...

Kept it simple.  But this was my first challenge to complete for Sketchy Thursdays!  I love the site!!!  Beautiful sketches and gorgeous layouts by the design team always!!!

Here it is:

Several Online Crops coming up!

Here is one for this weekend that I'll be participating in!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

50 Followers Give Away...

Hello all!  When my blog hits FIFTY FOLLOWERS, I'll be giving away a great blog prize! 

Please share my blog with friends and if they like it... ask them to follow me! ;)

Have a great day!!!

DT Entry

This is a layout I completed for a Design Team application!  Love making these little "poof" flowers.  They are so easy and really fun!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another project...

This layout was for a sketch challenge at .  Another great place that I spend my time at!  They have wonderful challenges every  month, and this weekend they will have a Crop!  Open to everyone.

 (It looks crooked, but in real life it's not!  I hate taking photo's of LO's! )

Friday, March 11, 2011

Great new sketch is up!!!

Go to to see it!  I finished my LO last night!  Loved the sketch!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

No Housework Day!!!

You have to join us for our NO HOUSEWORK DAY!!!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Splish Splash!

Another layout... this is my little bitty girl!  She's growing too fast for this mama... but she is a true delight in the life of our family.  Loved these fun photo's of her at the water park!  She had a blast!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Little Boys...

Love this set from Basic Grey, even if it isn't brand new!  :)  And it was absolutely perfect for this poem and my little man's photo's.  This poem fit's my little man to perfection.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Design Team Call - FH2S

From Here 2 Scrapternity INSPIRATIONAL TEAM CALL
TERM April 2011- June 2011

• Closing date for the call - March 25th


From Here 2 Scrapternity is a small faith-based community that focuses on friendship, fellowship and scrapbooking! We are not a store or kit club but do have monthly crops and challenges to keep us busy and inspired!

Our faith-based community is in need of 2-3 inspirational team members and 1 coordinator for sponsors.

The term will run from April 2011 - June 2011 with a possible extension of 3 months after term is up

* posting QOTD or SQOTD
* creating 2-3 layouts or projects with materials supplied
* being present on the board DAILY - making at least 5 new posts per day
* participating in monthly crops
* actively uploading and leaving praise in the gallery
* blogging about our site
* communicating with admin frequently
* participating in monthly crops
* posting 1 challenge per month (categories to be assigned)

Your reward will be inspiring others with your layouts/cards/altered items
You will get scrappy materials to work with each month - since we are not a kit club or store, these may be what we call *vintage* items - lines from past months or years but still very scrapable - our sponsor coordinator will try to obtain new items to work with too.
You will get the bragging rights for being an Inspirational Team member and can add it to your resume and blog!
You will get a special blinkie to post in your sig for your duration and one for being a past GD when your time is up!
You will have your photo and bio posted for all to see!!


Your full name (board username too)
State you live in (call open to US and Canadian residents only with Canadian residents paying partial postage)
Online galleries and your blog (MUST have a blog)
Communities you frequent now
Current DT commitments or future commitments
Past DT positions

Please submit to us 3 of your favorite scrapbook layouts and a paragraph as to why you love to scrapbook and what you could bring to FH2S (why should we choose YOU)

You will need to register for the site and start to actively participate as well so we can get to know you


Thursday, February 03, 2011

Finally!!! Something new!!!

Wow it seems like it has been forever since I have scrapped.  So much has been going on, good things, but it has been really busy.  I just can say, I am so very, very blessed!!!  Enjoy these layouts of my sweet girl!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Join Me!

Hello to all my friends!  

Please join me for 90 days on my God, Me and a Cup of Coffee as I blog my journey through reading the Bible in 90 days.  I am on day 3 today, and it has already been just super amazing!

I'd love for you to join me there.

I am crafting and hope to post some new things really soon!