Monday, July 28, 2008

Pictures of what's goin' on !

This is pretty much a "picture post"!
I have been busy making things along with other stuff and wanted to share a little bit with you :)
This is a page I made for a challenge on Sisterhood of Scrap blog. I'm not sure I like it, because it seems like all the pages I do are so plain and "stiff". I'm too much of a perfectionist and have to have everything even. But the challege was to use something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.


These are so cute and easy to make. I AM NOT TRYING TO SWIPE SOMEONE ELSE'S IDEA... don't like people who do that! I was blog surfing and found how to make them. They are made from the 2X2 post it note pads.


This one is a 3X3 post it and I made covers from really thick chipboard and covered them with patterned papers. I bound it with my Bind It All. I LOVE that little thing! This was my first little book I've made with it.


I also found this idea out in blogland! This is a cute little card and it shuts with the ribbon tied on the bottom! The scalloped punch used at the top makes it look like a bite was taken out of the "popsicle". I LOVED these, so I HAD to try them too!!


I made this little bucket of flowers for my class decoration. I made it using my trusty little Cricut! I think it is really purdy!!


This is a picture I took in my flower bed this morning. It turned out pretty good. Kinda proud of these two.


This one is in the front flower bed. I had a pretty little visitor!!


I live in a little bitty town called Cave City. We are known for our "WORLD FAMOUS" watermelons (so they say... any of y'all out in blog land ever heard of them???) My pawpaw used to grow them when he was able and so did my dad. Pawpaw would sell them out in front of his house. I barely remember it, but I remember smelling of the money in the money box he had! Yep my weirdness started at an early age!! :)
But.... this is my 2 younger ones eating some yummy melon. YES it was SOOOO GOOOD!!! Don't they just look so thrilled? This was a "Hey boys look at me" moment!!



I even had to have some!!


And look how juicy it was!! And sooo sweet! AND FOR MY SISTER... YOU'RE MISSIN' OUT!! YOU NEED TO COME HOME AND GET SOME!!!


WOW! I think this is the longest blog entry ever! Thanks if you've stayed with me!!
I think I'm going to get off the computer and play with my Cricut. I got the two newest cartridges today!! Graphically Speaking and Storybook... can't wait to go play with them. I have the Expression so I'm hoping to make some full size page elements. I LOVE these cartridges!! They are the best they've come up with yet!! IF YOU BUY THEM YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!! THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
I'll post some pictures of what I make a little later on.

Have a good night and Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Pictures of what's goin' on !

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Made some changes....

As you can see I've been busy makin' some HAPPY changes around here. Thanks to AMBER I've had one of my cutest blogs. Thanks for the help girl!! She got me on my scrappity bloggin' way. I found Allie Brown's blog and she has free blogs templates and instructions to help (IF I CAN DO IT... ANYONE CAN!!)I'm so glad she is out there to help the bloggity challenged ones like myself! You should go check out her site! It is LOADED with so many beautiful layouts for your blog- and they are FREE!!! ( just can't get over that... nothing this good is usually found for free!!)

I even updated all the links on the side. Well, I know all but 2 were working. I'll have to get the other 2 "debugged" tomorrow. You can click on the ETSY blinkie and you will go to my etsy shop! HOW COOL IS THAT!! I learned how to do that over at Allie's blog as well.

I found out today that our baby girl Keeli Jo is still improving. Tiffany will soon be getting to hold her ( without Keeli Jo having to be on a pillow). I know she is looking forward to that! Nearly 2 months after she was born and just now getting to hold her...I know she'll be a happy girl -they both will :)

It is really late so I guess I better shut this thing down and let it, and myself, get some much needed rest!
Good night and Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's been awhile...

Well, guess I've been MIA. Just been quiet lately. I've not felt very good lately either. Just tired, really tired. I've been doing a few things here and there...just trying some new things. I've been "scraplifting" some things and will show and tell when I get some more finished. Found the cutest little easily made things. Can't wait to show you!! It IS NOT my idea and I don't want anyone to think I'm trying to take credit for them!! They were just too cute not to make my own!!

I will have more later... I'm going to go and play with some more of my scrap stuff and maybe finish up a challenge or two I've found. Hmmmm... to actually use the stuff I have for SCRAPBOOK PAGES??? Imagine that!!

I have to leave you with something pretty. I just love these big beauties!!


Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Monday, July 21, 2008

Good Monday Mornin' to ya!!

We had a GREAT weekend!! My class went well and Tiffany's benefit for Keeli Jo went VERY well!!

They had an auction with items that were donated and I was bidding on a George Foreman Grill and little did I know that my brother was up behind me-bidding against me! Needless to say HE WON IT :( I did get some good candles though. They raised somewhere around $3500 for the family!!!

This is Tiff and me, she was very appreciative of the money I gave her from the auction. SHE SAID TO TELL EVERYBODY THANK YOU!!!!


This is McKinley, Keeli Jo's big sister. Ain't she a sweetheart??


Here is a picture of a picture...Keeli Jo on July 15. She weighs 2 pounds 13 ounces now!!! She is growing and getting stronger everyday! Like I keep saying- prayers do get answered!!! Tiffany said she does have lung problems and will probably be on oxygen even when she comes home. They just don't know for how long she'll need it. They say it just depends on her.


Also been taking some pictures of the flowers I have blooming- Hibiscus... they only bloom once then fall off! I didn't know that! So I have to take the pictures to enjoy them!!
This little guy is enjoying it too!!

Will post more pictures of them later. Right now I'm off to town to try to get a haircut and gotta pay those bills!!
Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This is what I was going to show the other day...

I looked out the window (my view when I'm at my computer) and this is what I saw... it was so funny (although I hope he doesn't keep this behavior up!- I can't let it go on, you know?)
Keep in mind I took these through the window so the quality is not real good...but you definately get the picture.

Kinda Cute, HU?

This was just dang hilarious!!

Needless to say he did get run off by the normal creatures that eat here!! I missed the acutual event, but I saw the bird fly down and then saw the squirrel bolt down from his perch and jump up in to the trees-then Mr. Bird went back to his home to eat again!


This is my other visitor I have nearly every day-he is my little sweetheart!(Look close at the bottom of the post and you'll see him in the grass) I would love to pet him! Think I'm going to give him the lettuce in the bottom of the fridge-It needs to go anyways and I'm SURE he'd appreciate it too!


I LOVE country life!! I'll post more pictures later of my little pond... we put some greenery around it yesterday and I put in some more pea gravel today. It is my favorite place now! I used to HATE our desolate back yard, but now... I just LOVE it!!

I've got to get ready for my class on Saturday, so my posting may be really slow until Sunday. I've got to create a calendar for one piece of my kit and I'm not sure what I'm going to do for it. If anyone has a calendar template out there (a blank one...no numbers, days, or months)I could sure use it - or a link to make one somewhere on here... I've tried to find them before, but didn't have much luck for what I wanted. I need it to be about 4"X5".

Oh, yeah -AN UPDATE!! The ebay auction ended at $41.00 I will be adding to this total to give Tiffany $50.00. I'm sure she'll appreciate it. Every little bit helps! Oh and the baby is now up to 2 pounds 6 ounces and is taking her milk. She is getting better with each day! Prayer really does work!!

Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

12 Hours to end of auction...

We only have 12 more hours to go in the auction for Keeli Jo.

It is up to $41.00 now.----do I hear $45????

I've had over 300 viewers and I'm just thankful for the traffic on there. At least they are popping by to see :) Oh, and with 22 watchers, maybe someone will get the bidding up at the end. That is the way I've seen something go before...last minute bidders get vicious sometimes. In this case that would be good, very good :D

I have a class this Saturday and I've got to get busy kitting for it. If I have any extra I may list one in my etsy shop on Monday. I'll try to give a sneak peek at it sometime today.

Hoping all is well with everyone out there in blog land today!!
Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I HAVE BEEN TAGGED!!

I have been tagged! My friend Camille tagged me... I have to give 8 facts about me...
What do I know about me, 8 things??

1. I used to HATE anything to do with scrapbooking. I wouldn't even look at the stuff in Hobby Lobby - thought it was all silly!

2. I LOVE John Wayne movies... If I could meet one celebrity, it would have been him (when he was alive)...

3. I don't like to-and can't-watch scary movies! I will have nightmares for a week! I tell everyone that asks about it "I'm not old enough to watch them!"-code words for I'M JUST A BIG CHICKEN/SCAREDY CAT!!

4. I would like to go back to college and finish my bachelor's degree in Family Psychology ( I only lack a year and a half to get it!!) or go get my 2 year degree in business- only lack 3 hours to get that one :)!!

5. I am afraid of the dark. I panic when the power goes out... literally, panic in the dark!!

6. My face is asymetrical due to a fall when I was 3 or 4. I hit my upper cheekbone (right below my right eye) I jumped for the bed and missed, hit the bed railing instead! I DO REMEMBER IT!! I think it must have affected the nerves, because that side of my face is NOT like the other! I have a crooked smile- like that side of my face is stiffer than the other side.

7. I cut my own hair. Not everytime, but sometimes. I'd like to learn how to do it professionally and open a hair salon!

8. I hate worms! I like to work outside and in the dirt, but if I find a worm it is GROSS OUT TIME!! YUCK-OOO!!!

OK, there you have 8 odd and truthful facts about me.
Now who can I tag??
Mandy B., Shelley, Stephanie A., Glynda, Donna, Leah, Johanna, Paulette
Come play along and tell us a little about U :)

THE RULES
1) each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2) people who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
3) at the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4) don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Bye Y'all!!!
Happy Scrappin'

WILL POST MORE LATER WITH PICTURES OF MY CRITTER STEALING FROM THE BIRDFEEDER- YOU GOTTA SEE THIS ONE!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Auction is going great!!!

The auction has 5 bids now!! GRRRREEEAAAT!! I'm so happy to see it going up!

Things have been pretty good at my house today! I got in the pool-alone... mom had the boys. I enjoyed about 30 minutes until I heard it... THUNDER!! It has rained here for the last 3-4 days now! I mean, I'm not complaining because it is usually dry this time of year! I also don't have to water all the plants if it rains that is an added bonus! We have a TON to water too!! It is all worth it to see them growing and beautiful though.

Here is a funny for you... I got this from our local newspaper... it is TOO funny and boy is it ever right on the money!!!


Will try and post more tomorrow...
Happy Scrappin' from a sleep-head :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

EBAY AUCTION IS LISTED!!

I've just listed the auction for Keeli Jo!! 100% of the proceeds will go to her mom (my niece) for medical bills and gas for her to get to the hopital to see the little one. I had to list it the way I did because EBAY wouldn't let me list with any kind of notation of it being a donation.
Here is the link, you'll have to copy and paste because I STILL can NOT get the link thing to work...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220256024079
Please go take a look and bid with confidence... oh and I'm giving FREE SHIPPING!!

I just want to say a special Thanks to my contributors Leah Fung and Amber Halverson!! Thanks again girls!!
Wish us luck on the auction!!
Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Getting Ready for a BIG AUCTION ON EBAY!!!!

I have just finished my project for an ebay auction. This isn't just any ole auction, the proceeds will go to my niece on July 19th at the benefit they are having for her. This is to help her out since she had her little one so early. Money for gas and bills... it will all be put to good use. I have a layout and Amber over at http://threewishesinc.blogspot.com sent me an adorable layout for the auction. I also have in my hands a mini album, paper pad and a Baby Idea book all from Making Memories donated (and the book is signed) by LEAH FUNG... from Scrapbooks, etc. magazine and her blog is Leah's Desktop Dictionary http://www.leahfung.typepad.com She and Amber are just wonderful for donating for my auction. I also got an email this morning from Stephanie over at http://homegrownhospitality.typepad.com ... and YES she is the one with Homegrown Hospitality magazine!! She may be sending me something, I'm going to wait until Thursday to see if she gets it to me. I'm going to try to get the auction up Thursday night... so PLEASE GO CHECK IT OUT AND REMEMBER THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO MY NIECE...BUT... I called ebay and they will not let me list it with any notation of a dontation in my description, just know that this will be given to Tiffany and I will post pictures up on the blog of me giving her the check on the night of her benefit.

I DO HAVE AN UPDATE ON KEELI JO!! She weighs a whopping 2 POUNDS now!! We've had some rough days and a big scare last Wednesday night. They called Tiff down to the hospital, I'm assuming they thought the baby might not make it through the night. But she did and she has fought strong since then!! Prayers are being answered every day... and we do take the days one at a time and thank God for each one He gives.

Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Sunday, July 6, 2008

What I've been doing....

Yesterday I worked in my scraproom all day. I'm working on a project for my niece... the one who has the preemie baby. I'm planning an auction on ebay and giving her the proceeds. The family is giving her a benefit cake/pie auction on July 19. I'll hopefully have lots to give her from my auction. I'm getting donations (so far) from Amber Halverson, and Leah Fung (THE Leah Fung from Scrapbooks, etc. magazine!!!!)and I'll have something on there as well. I am hoping to get it listed in a couple of days. I will post the link here so all can see the auction and bid... remember, the proceeds will go to a great cause... to help my niece and the expenses from going back and forth so far away to see little Keeli Jo in the hospital.
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What else I've been doing... SCRAPBOOKING!! I actually made a couple of pages FOR MY OWN SCRAPBOOK :)
Here is the mess I made... great things come from great messes!! Isn't it strange that we all have fairly large work spaces, but by the time we are done we have this tiny space that you can see the table underneath where we were working!!??

Here are my pages from the family reunion in June. I didn't get lots of pictures, but I do have a few...This is me and my cousin Charles. He is a great guy!! Next to my daddy he rates pretty high in my book!! My title should have been placed a little higher than where I put it. It bugs me where it is at. I will have to raise it somehow! These pages were made using all materials from Close To My Heart except for the old sheet music,paper flowers and the ribbons... they are some I had in my stash.

...and this old one was from the newspaper a long time ago. It has a glare on it from my flash, but it is a family reunion from 1937!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

LOOKIE!! LOOKIE!!

I FINALLY got to upload this video of my pond... please turn the music off and you can hear the running water...

video

Happy 4th of July!!!

Good morning!! Happy 4th of July! ***GOOD AFTERNOON... THIS HAS BEEN A DRAFT UNTIL NOW, OUR INTERNET HAS BEEN WIERD ALL DAY BECAUSE OF THE STORMS WE'VE HAD...*** We had some "natural" fireworks here last night! It came a pretty good little storm and rained quite a bit, so now, I DON'T have to water our YARD FULL of flowers! No, I'm not lazy, it just takes FOREVER to water them all. Here's my flower bed in the front yard... And this is what I've been working on this week!! I'm so proud of it, my little "secret garden".... I stacked up 3 rocks at the end of my bench to make a little table. My hubby moved the super big rocks for the fountain area and the bench and set in the pump and put in the shephard's hook...I did all the rest. Yep, I'm proud, not the bad, boasting kind- the WOW I can't believe I DIT THAT-proud :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gross to Great

I have my first GROSS TO GREAT finished. I like it! Just wanted to show it to you.
BEFORE...


AFTER...


Will have more later... working on another project. It involves rocks and water and lots of muscle from my sweet hard workin' hubby!!!.......
Happy Scrappin'!!