Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Homegrown and ENUFF

Well I did not make the DT for 4 Scrappy Sisters. I felt completely confident in the pieces I sent to them however I must not be the fit for their team. I have enjoyed the message board there so will continue to peruse it! I received my Homegrown Summer Survival Kit a couple of weeks ago. Here are some peeks:

Angie and I plan to start working on this soon! I leave next week for Summer Camp. I will be the Camp Nurse for the first time. Very excited to see how the Lord will work on those kids and I know he will work on me as well. Emma is going to see the Jonas Brothers in concert tonight. It was a last minute trip and I am so glad that her aunt is taking her. It will be an incredible experience for her.

Well the ENUFF meeting was today! And while very few people came, five including myself, it was a good start. We didn't have but about a weeks notice to agencies so hopefully the next meeting will have better representation. We received some good insight on other programs in the area. Most we already knew about. Mikey did an incredible job with his presentation. His heart is so into this program! His drive and determination make me proud! Well I leave you with some pictures from a hike that Emma and I had a couple of weeks ago atop the Liberty Mountain. Enjoy and Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I have had ENUFF!

I have met a wonderful person recently!  He has a passion for Emergency Medical Services that is to be revered.  I have been in the Emergency Medical Field for 17 years.  And it is easy to be callused to what one does.  It doesn't mean that I don't care for the patients that I take care of.  I care deeply.  But after telling so many friends and family members that their loved ones have died for senseless reasons your heart gets hard.  The deaths and injuries are so senseless.  The mentation of that "It will never happen to me."   is absurd.  So many deaths that I see could have been prevented by someone putting on that seatbelt, someone putting that cell phone down while they were driving (I could be better about that one), and avoiding alcohol while driving.  To die so young is so tragic.   And as hard as my heart may be from what I do I still mourn when I have to tell a mother that her son is dead.  That she won't see him graduate from high school.   That she will never see him marry the love of his life. That she will never hold his children.... her grandchildren.  I know God has an infinite and bigger plan!  Thank goodness for that.  But c'mon people!  Let's make a difference.  Mikey has started an organization called ENUFF!  You can check out information at
He did a lot of stuff with the program in North Carolina and he is now here in Virginia trying to get the word out about it.  It is a driver injury prevention program for starters.  There are so many facets to this organization.  His first meeting is this Tuesday at 2pm at Lynchburg General Hospital in the First Colony Conference Room # 2.  I hope that people come out to hear what this program is all about.  Let's say ENUFF to impacts that cause loss of life and let's make a positive impact on the future.   I certainly have had ENUFF!

Monday, July 21, 2008

ScrapLove Week 1

Well the ScrapLove Summer Challenge has begun!  This weeks challenge was to do a page inspired by a collage of images posted on the site.  One of the photos was of an antique truck.  I had pictures of this truck that was my great grandfathers that needed to be scrapped.  So here is what I came up with:

I used Scenic Route pp, Pink Paislee diecut, MME frame, PP sticker letters, CTMH metal signage, Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp photo corners, AC pen for doodling and journaling.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I have got to be a better blogger...

I have plenty to post!  I really do!  Just can't make myself take the time to do it!  I have some really good news.  This past weekend ScrapLove held a kickoff Crop for the Summer Challenge.  Well I won "Queen of the Crop".  I completed 10 pages.  Here is the little blinkie that I got for winning.   

Here are some of the pages that I created during the Kickoff Crop.  This first one was a Sketch Challenge.  Pictures are of my SIL and BIL with their daughter and the middle photo is of Emma and I.  I need to smile.  :)
This was a Patterned Paper only challenge.  The pictures are of my daughter and her cousin.  They both showed up at church Easter sunday 2007 wearing the same dress.  
These are some photos of some of the plants and flowers in our yard.  It was for an Ad Challenge.  
This was a challenge to use the word "Wings" in the title and some form of wings on the page.  

Oh I received my Homegrown Summer Program kit a couple of days ago.  I will post pics of that later on today or tomorrow!  And I have joined the 4 Scrappy Sisters forum!  What a great bunch of ladies.  A lot of Virginians and more importantly a bunch of woman who revere the Lord.  Not to mention they love to scrap!  :)  So enjoy my creations and I will be back soon.   Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Myriad of days

Well I have some decent days and some days where I have felt rather depressed!  These personal issues I am going through have really shattered my soul!  Thank goodness God is my glue and my foundation because he keeps my feet planted and me intact!  I wish my mind didn't race a mile a minute.  But on to a better note.......................

I just finished one of the best novels I have ever read.  The Shack is a Christian novel!  And for those of you who know me you know I love to read.  I rarely find a book I dislike!  However I have to say this is the best book BY FAR I have ever read.  It is authored by William Young.  Here is one of my favorite excerpts:

“Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible.  When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgement, but without true change, no real relationship can  be established.”

That quote is so fitting for me right now!   But I leave you with some recent pages!  Enjoy!  OH.... I didn't make the Chatterbox Design Team.  Yes I am disappointed.  It looks like a lot of "famous" scrappers made the cut.  So if that is what they are looking for then by all means.   I will find the Design Team that  fits my style.  In due time!  

OK this is a layout I completed in Raleigh using Stampin Up papers, staples, Kaiser Craft pearls, and a DCWV rub-on.  The picture is of my dd (far left) and two of her fellow cheerleaders season before last.  I love those snaggle tooth grins!  :)

And you know I had to alter my nametag for the Scrappers Dream Vacation!  Used some glimmer mist, Doodlebug jewels, and Heidi Swap damask rubon.  
This is a picture of my father between his two tours of duty to Vietnam!  This was 1968.  I used Bazzill cardstock, Tim Holtz (actually made a bookplate into the brackets) chipboard, Scenic Route chipboard letters, Chatterbox patterned paper, and the chipboard circle I am unsure of off the top of my head.  Used a chalk ink to ink the bracket.  Isn't my dad handsome?
Now these photos are of my daughter and my husband with the puppy Ansel.  I used Sassafras Lass and Luxe Designs patterned paper, Love Elsie patterned paper, American Craft Thickers, Ellison punch (hearts), Queen and Company felt, and a 7 Gypsies tag.  
This is another layout from the Scenic Route class I took at the GASC in Chantilly.  Pictures are of daughter in paint booth at Amazement Square.  

Thanks for looking!  

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is having  a remarkable Independence day!  

Come join the fun!

On a message board that I frequent a summer contest is coming up!  Please come check it out!  

Here are some pages from this past two weekends.  The first is actually from a Scenic Route class I took at GASC in Chantilly.  The pictures are from the Fall Festival held at my church.  
This is actually daughters first day at second grade..  Isn't she adorable?
Another page from the Scenic Route class at GASC in Chantilly.  Pictures are of dds first day of first grade!  It is amazing seeing how much she has changed in one year!
This is a picture of my IL's house.  Used the new Scenic Route Liberty.  Added some Fancy Pants chipboard and kept it raw.  And added a Jenni Bowlin journaling sticker.  
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Some creations from this past weekend!

This is a layout I have done for the grandparents scrapbooks of dds school pictures.  I used Pink Paislee PP, KI lace, AC stickers and Thickers, and Prima flowers.
This is a layout from last years 4th of July of dd with sparklers.  All products used are the new SR Liberty line!  And some AC Thickers.
Included below are more pictures of dd at local skating rink.  I used some AC Thickers, CI rub-ons, and the 12 Fridays July kit!  Also some lovely primas!
Pictures are of dd's bunny she used to have at papas.  I used the Threading Water punch and some MME patterned paper, AC sticker journal box, 7 Gypsies sticker, and Doodlebug sticker letters.  
Again used the Twelve Fridays July kit!  Added some Cosmo Cricket blackboard, SR chipboard, Primas, Dude journal box.  Pictures are of my SIL and her dh at our house celebrating their birthday! 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Paper Trunk is celebrating their first birthday! I love their products! Hope you have many more wonderful birthdays!

Faith Based Pages Creations

Judy has a great kit for August! You will absolutely love it! This is what I came up with!

I have lots to catch up with on my blog! The weekend before last I went to Chantilly for the Great American Scrapbook Convention. It was a decent time! I did get ill the last day there and could not go to DC. I am bummed about that. This past weekend I went to the Scrappers Dream Vacation in Raleigh. I got 29 pages completed, one mini album, and 2 cards. Therefore there will be lots of yummies to share over the next several days!

I appreciate everyones prayers. I greatly appreciate it! I have gone through something that I did not foresee at all! And the good Lord is giving me strength each and every day! So Thanks!!!