Friday, August 10, 2012

I've rejoined Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Company!
  I'm so glad that I rejoined CTMH!  I've missed my friends!  And I've missed their products!
  I had a meeting with my upline Christine Adams today and had a wonderful time with her learning my OBA and what I can do with it.  So glad I met with her today!
  I know that I've not wrote or Blogged for a while and I hope to keep up with this and let you know what is going on with me.
  God Bless,

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tilda with Car

Hello all,
  I'm going to make this very short and sweet.  I used the color combo from last weeks Magnolia Down Under challenge.  I started on it and never got around to finishing her up till today.
  I'm going to enter her into the new Midweek Magnolia challenge.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Hello all,
  This is a layout featuring my Dad.  I miss him so much.  He passed away Labor Day 2006.  I thought I'd bring out this picture of him and I in San Diego, CA in 1985.  I was pregnant with my first baby and thought I'd wash our truck and Dad came out and started taking over the task.  Him and Mom came out for vacation and anything I'd do, he'd take over.
  I need to start labeling my Layouts and to start journaling too.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tilda Tag

Hello all,
  Not much going on around here lately.  Last Sunday, we moved my youngest daughter back home.  She was trying to make it on her own with working full time and going to college full time and it just didn't work out.
  I'm struggling to go to work everyday.  On top of the depression and Bipolar, I'm dealing with what everyone deals with and that is the stress of the job.  I struggle with going in everyday now.  I know there are others out there like me and I wonder how they pull it off.  I'm tired of the old saying "Take it one day at a time".
  I found time today to make this tag.  I love this Tilda, but I found it hard to color her today and I don't think I did such a good job of coloring her either.  Oh well.  I can't wait to see the new Prince and Princess Tilda's at Diana's store.
  I am going to enter her into the following challenges:
  Well, I think that is it for now.
Magnolia Hugs,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Smash Book Valentines

Hello All,
  Here is my Smash Book Valentines for the We R Smashbookin for Scrap bitz. 
  This picture is from Margaritaville in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.  We had such a good time there.  We went for a week and had a blast.  I so enjoy the beach!
  This weekend has been pretty busy.  I worked last night plus we are moving our youngest daughter back home this weekend.  I think she thinks of this as a failure but its not.  I've had to move back home before too.  It is just the way things are.
  My husband told me tonight that he wants me to quit work.  He is trying to come up with a game plan to pay all the bills and be able to pay off our house in 3-6 yrs and have me be home.  If I'd quit spending money like it grows on trees he probably can have me quit my job.  But I do like having spending money and I like buying stamps and all my other craft stuff.
  Well, that is it for now.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vintage / Shabby Chic Magnolia

Hello All,
  This is my latest card.  I started on her last night.  My oldest daughter came over and we were playing in the studio until my husband came home from work to take me out to dinner.  I finished her up this afternoon.
  I used my new papers that I got from Diana over at Magnolia-Licious.  I think they are so pretty.  I also used my Spellbinders Heart Squares die.
  Also, Suzanne Dean is coming to town the 17th of March to teach her Copic Coloring Classes.  She will be at Almost Heaven Scrapbook Store in Charleston.  I've signed up for the Advanced class again.  I took a class from her last year in North Carolina and wanted to take her class again....I am so excited!  She is such a fun and talented lady.  So please sign up if you want to learn how to color with Copics.  She will be having a beginner class starting at 9am.
  Well, I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Caitlin's Layout

Hello all,
  This is my first layout for Creative Scrappers.  I usually do my layouts with Close To My Heart, but fell in love with this sketch and couldn't resist playing around with it.
  I used Echo Parks, "Be Mine" collection pack.  I loved all the pink.  Even though I use Close To My Heart I still buy other papers.  I've got quite the collection going as I don't know what to do with them.  I also used my Spellbinders dies and the Art Philosophy cartridge that you can get thru Close To My Heart.
  The picture is of my daughter Caitlin when she was two and we lived in Florence Oregon at the time and we were at my bosses house.
  Well, that is all for now.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Magnolia USA

Hello all,
  I just got finished with this Tilda with Daisy.  I just loved coloring her.  I really love Tilda's, I think they are just so cute.
  I'm going to make this post short and sweet as I have to get ready for work :(.  I am going to enter this card to Magnolia Down Under Challenges.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Magnolia Valentine

Hello Everybody!
  Hope everyone is in good health and are enjoying these frosty days that we've been having.  We're supposed to be having ice accumulation but I've not seen it yet.  Thank goodness....hate driving in the stuff.
  So, here is my take on a Magnolia Valentine.  I just received my Koala Hugs in the mail and couldn't resist coloring her up.  Isn't she just the cutest!  I'm so glad that Diana got her in because I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her.  I also ordered Tilda with a small gift and Tilda with a Daisy.
  Plus, today I'm excited because I got in the new Copics!  I can't wait to try them out either.  All the colors look so purty!
  I'm still battling the depression and bipolar disorder.  I'm back to work now and I have to fight myself to stay at work.  Some days are rougher than others but I'm still hanging in there.
  I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
  Well, I guess that is all for now.  I need to go so I can pick up my son from Cadet Challenge.  He is in Jr ROTC and just loves it.  We also go this week for him to test for the learners also.  Oh boy.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 Smash Book Journal

Hello All,
  Well, Christmas is over and It's that time of year when we plan and start new beginnings!  I am well onto my journey.  I actually started on December 2nd lol.
  Over on Suzanna's site:  Scrapbitz.ning she has started an area called We R Smash Bookin!  So head on over there now to see what all the hooplah is about!  I am sure you all will be as excited as we are!
  One of my goals is to eat healthy for weight loss.  My husband has promised me a trip to the Bahamas!  Yes, that is right....the Bahamas if I can get my weight down.  So, of course I put a picture of the Bahamas on my first page!
  Now, I made my first page pretty simple/basic.  I didn't go all out because I don't think I'm that creative.  But, that is one of the things on my wish list is to be more creative so we'll see what the next page and challenge brings!
  Happy New Year everyone!