January 29, 2009

Latest Creations

I made this for Leigh Ann.
It says "Home is Where The Dogs Are..."

This is my latest Everyday Display in our living room which is brown and blue. It says Home, Faith, Love and Family which are all important to me.

January 27, 2009

Crafts Again!

This is a project I taught at my LSS a while back. The colors made me happy today.

January 24, 2009

We're Ready for Spring

Aunt Sue sent Marissa these awesome sandals...
Those toes are ready for Spring...

January 23, 2009


Oh, our little Diva with the attitude.

We love her personal style. Sometimes it is "Soho Chic". Most of the time, it's just fun and sassy!

January 21, 2009

Best Friends

I don't know how I came upon this.
If you LOVE animals, click on the link and watch!

So cute.

I've been crafty!

I saw this project over a year ago and finally got inspired to create my own. I found a chair with a broken seat, painted it and wove mens' neckties for the seat. I love the way it came out. I'm changing up the colors of my craft room to yellow and deep red.

Here's a close up of the ties.

I also updated the everyday display with this scrapbook layout...

Crafty = Happy!

January 20, 2009


I can't believe it actually snowed.
In South Carolina.

Thank you God for this beautiful experience.

Lou bought the sled at a yard sale about 3 years ago and we've been patiently waiting for a chance to use it.

Let's go enjoy it while it lasts. Who knows the next time we'll get to see it...

January 19, 2009

I Love Scrapbooking

I love this everyday display. It's magnetic so you can create and create all over again when you choose. I'm planning on putting this one in an album and starting over again....

January 18, 2009

Camp Bow Wow

We have a houseguest...
His name is Brady...
I think he's a dog.
Snowball thinks he's a fun object to chase around the house.
It's been very amusing.
I'm glad Snowy hasn't looked for Brady's squeeker yet...

January 14, 2009

Another Favorite

Another gift from Lou...

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength".

Small Things

It's the small things that matter sometimes...

Lou gave me these awesome gifts for christmas. A "girly" monogram for my truck and a "south carolina" palmetto trailer hitch cover.

Sure doesn't take much to make me happy sometimes...

Thanks Lou!

January 09, 2009

My New Toy

This is an electronic cutter called Cricut Expression which can cut from 1/4" sizes up to 23.5". I was able to get it from ebay at a much more reasonable price. The bad part is that you have to buy cartridges to get more fonts and base graphics. The good part is that I accept gift cards to all major craft stores from all friends and relatives!

O.M.G. - I did NOT think I would LOVE this machine. Die cuts are just NOT my thing. Until now... The final cut products are much more detailed than the old die cutting systems and since scrapbook paper is 12 x 12, I became interested. You can also cut vinyl. I'm thinking cute little window graphics for the back of the Yukon...

I have just played with it for the first time and I made an AWESOME frame for my February Scrap Class. You'll have to wait for the completed layout pages to see it.

To quote Marissa: "I love the smell of a New Toy!"

January 08, 2009

Scrapbook Layouts for January Class

I teach scrapbook classes from my home once a month. "Caught in the act" is our class for January. Thanks for looking!

January 07, 2009

It's all about the Girl ... the American Girl

Santa brought Marissa this American Girl doll. Marissa has named her Natalie because Natalie means "born on Christmas."

Aunt Sue gave Marissa the Bubble Tub. It's been a big hit. Thanks Aunt Sue!

During Winter Break Lou and Marissa made this Trundle Bed for Natalie. Check out the organization of the AG items ...Wish Marissa's room looked this organized!

Craft Note: The t-shirt with the cupcake was created by Marissa and I!

January 06, 2009

My Favorite Christmas Gift

I love handmade gifts! My niece, Kate, made this awesome scrapbook layout in a frame for me. I love it and it matches the blue and brown in my living room. Thanks Kate (and Michael)!

January 05, 2009

Marley & Me Wanna Be

Went to see Marley & Me. Knew the ending....Still cried AND cried AND cried. I love animals more than people. Don't know what that says about me. Here is our own Marley. Snowball has lived through another christmas season. She only ate/destroyed about 8 ornaments, 3 socks, 2 underwear, one handmade wreath (including paper, ribbon and glue), 3 projects Marissa made in school, and 1 stuffed animal. Pretty good for two week span...

If you want to see a list of what this monster has ate, go down to November 2007 - The Poop/Scoop on Snowball in my archived list... Thanks for looking.

Happy 2009

I vow to blog more this year. Right now I am sick (over 10 days - don't think it's a cold anymore). I plan on putting up a post as often as I can. Thanks to those friends who inspire me ...