Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I posted on facebook this morning that it has been 37 years ago today that my Mom passed away...I wasn't really depressed about it...just more thoughtful.....remembering her...or trying to....it's been so long ago that a lot of my memories have become a blurr. I've decided that is probably why I don't have a lot of memories from High School. High School was a painful time for me watching her dwindle away...so it's easier for me not to remember much of anything from High School....oh sure I do have memories from when I was in school, just not a lot of them. Most of all I wish I could have known her as an adult...known what made her laugh, what was important to her, what made her tick....I know she adored her family. She was everything to her parents, and we were everything to her. I never doubted she loved me...and for that I am very grateful. Not everyone in this world can say that about their parents. I feel blessed. I wonder what kind of a grandma she would have been...would she have spoiled my boys rotten....probably.  I could go on and on with the questions that I won't have answers to in this life but one day I hope I will. So until then.....I love you Mommy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Scrappy Supplies for Joplin

I saw this on the message board over at Scrap Friendzy and I think it's an awesome idea....just a litte way that we can help. These people have lost everything........ so go and check out this link and help our fellow scrappers in Joplin.

Friday, June 10, 2011

May Came.....

Beautiful Sunflowers from Jason <3
 AND MAY WENT! I am officially another year older...but that's ok....it gave me a wonderful excuse to celebrate ALL month long! =) My birthday was low key but awesome! First I took the day off from work. I spent the day scrapping with a couple of my scrapping buddies.....went to lunch....and then later went out to dinner at Macaroni Grill with Jason and Cliff. I got to talk to Holly and Jeremy so it was all around a fun day. One of the things I got to do while scrapping with my friends was try out a new-to-me Cricut Cartridge. I loved the title of this one....so perfect to try out on my Birthday don't you think?

The really funny thing is it's so girlie....normally I wouldn't have given it a second look but Barbara made me this adorable Birthday card with it...Something she had seen in the new Cricut Magazine...long story short I just had to have the cartridge....and thanks to Barbara and her love of Ebay....she found it for me for a terrific deal!  Since then I have made a couple really cute gifts that I cannot post just yet as I don't want to spoil the surprise. So instead I will post a couple of photos from my Birthday

My awesome scrappy friends Barbara and Karen

Jason did a great job taking this one!
Love this "thoughtful" one of Jase that I took with my cell phone

Practicing my "Advanced Happy Faces" for the door at work


My awesome online buddy Jean posted a link for the Helmar Blog with this great sketch. http://helmarusa.typepad.com/blog/2011/06/helmar-challenges-begin-june-challenge.html
Something about it really caught my eye...I haven't scrapped a circular photo in a long time so I decided to give it a try....I used a picture from my Birthday dinner...my new Bloom Cricut Cartridge...and some wonderful Teresa Collins Posh and Timeless papers along with some of her bling. I loved the way the pink glitter paper popped against the white cardstock. I  used the sketch pretty much as is and am so happy with the results! Thanks Helmar for a terrific sketch!