Thursday, January 31, 2008

I've Been Tagged By Laurel

These are the rules:- You must post the rules before you give your answers.You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.

My middle name is Marie

M--- I'm madly in love with my husband.
a--- I was arrested for DWI in 1980-84 I don't drink anymore.
Thank GOD! =)
r-- I Love to rejoice in the Lord and the wonderful ways he answers prayer.
i--- Is for the independence I have. When I met my dh that is one of the things he noticed about me that I was a very independent person.
e--- I go to the extreme when I'm very focused on a cause that I deeply care about.

Now I have to tag 5 people. Marjorie Lisa Jacki Kisha Sheila

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Coaster Calendar

Ok, not sure if I like this or not. We'll be making this coaster calendar for my gathering I have next week. The pattern paper is from CTMH Silhouette paper kit Level 2 with cranberry cardstock added CTMH hinges. Boys are mine =)

Here is where you can find the Free Printable Calendars L@@K at this site. On the top of the Home page there is a link "Software" the printable calendars are down towards the bottom. Just a quick download for each use and set up. My calendar size for coaster is 2.500 x 2.500 I put this calendar link on my desktop for easy access. Enjoy

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Steep And Deep

This was the 1st card I ever tried sewing on.
This was inspired from the cover of... Key Notes I receive monthly from "Close to my Heart" Oct/Nov 2006 issue
CTMH paper kit... Just Chillin'
Stampset... Steep and Deep

"Bind It All" School Book

This was fun to make. If you don't have a BIA Machine You'll want one soon or later.
This is a simple book. I have seen a few on CTMH BB that are just Gorgeous.
I used the Cricut for the year... CTMH Level 2 Rough 'N Tumble paper and School Zone My Stickease.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mother's - Father's Day

Here are 2 LO's I did last year. My daughters 1st Mothers Day. And me and my kids together.
I used the Cricut die cut machine to cut my letters & numbers. CTMH stampsets used.. Fluttering Love, Friendship Blessings. I Random stamped the background...
"Totally Lifted"

My hubby and my 2 boys. CTMH-Level 1 Paper Pack... Simple Pleasures and Stickease

Friday, January 25, 2008

KRYLON works great

Just thought I would share my little secret. I use this Krylon workable fixatif on my artwork. I've had this can for a few years. I spray a light coat to seal the images. (stinks a little) But works great with chalks/inks and I found out it works good too with colored pencils & blender brush. Which I used alot with clickabella card.
Oh, and it works great on vellum too. I have ran vellum through my pinter for journaling and I wait till it's pretty dry then I spray the Krylon to seal it. (no smudges) Here's what these ladies have to say about it.

"I'm Inspired"

This is Clickabella. I'm having so much fun with these stamps.
Colors look much better in person .
All CTMH products except bella

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's Bella

She's back.... This is my 1st Bella card ever. Her name is Snowbunnybella.
I did use the blender pen with the water colored pencils and it didn't work as well, seemed to wash out the color. Using the colored pencils alone seems to look more richer in color. I also colored around her face. Prisma glitter for snow dots, hood, tassels, & cuffs.
Thank's Marjorie for the Inspiration!
Isn't she cute?!?

Friday, January 18, 2008

TODAY'S The Big Day

My daughter had her baby today.
Her name is Cailyn Nicole, she was born at
8:46am 7.77# 20" long
Proud Parents... Mark & Christly
Big Sister... Meghan

Monday, January 14, 2008

I Was Tagged by Marjorie

Marjorie Tagged me. Answer the ?'s 1-9 add one ? of your own.
Hope I did this right. LOL

1)Name your two favorite scrapbooking topics: My kids & my Granddaughter
2) Where are the two best places you've been to: Florida- Mexico
3) Name two things you do every day: Drink coffee & snuggle my boys.
4) Tell us two things that pretty much everyone knows about you: I love to scrapbook & I'm a Christian.
5) Tell us two things that everyone DOESN'T know about you: I hate the game Monopoly. And I just got braces @ age 50 =}
6) Tell us two things that got you into the hobby of scrapping: My daughter’s g/f Sheila started scrapbooking in 2002 and showed me her books. I fell in love with the idea and wanted to start my own. I got my 1st scrapbook kit at Wal-Mart. LOL (and never used it) I starting ordering stuff from Creative Memories.
And also my kids

7) Tell us two things that you want to accomplish in the next six months: Take a Photo Class, Getting a lot of scrapbook pages done.
8) Name your two favorite scrapping tools: My paper cutter (Making Memories Rotary cutter) and the Cricut.
9) Name your two favorite sources of scrapping inspiration: CTMH Cherish & Imagine Books and Magazines & my kids.

My Question: Who will inherit your scrapbooks? My boys/kids.

I tagged Sheila & Jaci

Friday, January 11, 2008

"SHE" Called Me Gamma

My granddaughter Little Miss Meghan is 18 months old. She just learned how to say Gamma. We are thrilled.
I'm really Grammy but I'll take Gamma any day.
A friend of the family made the hat for Meghan.
We all "Love That Hat"

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Gone Fishin

This was the the boys fishing trip spring 20o7 at Gerber Lake. I scrapbooked these pages using all CTMH stamps & cardstock. I randomstamped the background. Googley eyes for froggy. =)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


WOW what an entrance as winter blasts in for the 2nd time in December.We got at least 8" of snow.

Micah's like.. Come on Sam.

The excietment on his face is Priceless.

Micah loves to flatten his brother.
I think Sam had enough.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Where's ALL The Fish Dad?

Charlie and Micah went to Lake 7 for there ice fishing adventure. They didn't catch a thing but had all the comforts of home. Charlie brought his hunting pop up tent a heater and hot chocolate and snacks.

Fishing for two

After 4 hours of fishing and NO bites they packed it up and headed out.
Micah couldn't pull the sled for to long.

Charlie had talked with some of the other ice fishers and one guy caught 12
One of the men on the lake said... "It just blessed his heart to see a father & son ice fishing together. And that it made his day".
They'll do it again. Next time Sam will go.
Now i've got some pages to scrap.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Home Alone

It's Saturday morning and I have the house to myself. Oh what will I do? Sammy spent the night at his friends house. Charlie took Micah ice fishing. They were up by 5am ate breakfast and out the door. I had him pack his camera. He knows it will be a memberable event for me to scrap. Micah's first time ice fishing. He was so excited to have just him and dad time. Hopefully I'll have pictures to post.
Enjoy your day.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Some Christmas Cards

Here is a couple of Christmas cards I made. "Beary Christmas" was inspired by one of the ladies on CTMH BB. What a brilliant idea. I used the cuttlebug to get the dry embossing of snowflakes. The other card Merry Christmas was one I came up with.

It's been a little Challenging...

...setting up my blog for the first time. I'm having fun with it. I got a little help from my friends from  Close to my Heart BB. They are an Awesome group of ladies and we share a common bond. We love to Preserve "Our Memories" though Scrapbooking & Card Making. We share, an inspire eachother. If you have a question someone will step up and help.

One of the girls  on CTMH BB needed a picture fixed. I'm learning about photo editing so I thought I would give it a shot. I fixed her 4x6, but when she said she was going to blow it up to a 5x7 I knew I would have a problem. (a snow flake on the eye) So I e mailed the picture to my brother who is a self taught photographer for at least 30 years. My brother Don fixed the picture for Jena. So I sent it back to her. (via e mail)
It was weeks later, and to my surprise my boys and I and grandbabies received handmade  Green Bay Packer Fleece Hats, and a Scarf for me. (she made them!!)
Jena your kindness was so overwhelming to me I posted a "Thank You Jena" on CTMH BB. I couldn't let it go unnoticed.
We will wear them with pride.
Thank You!