Monday, December 2, 2013

I am just about to scream!!! New technique... and it's CHEAP!!

Look at this!! I cannot believe how easy this looks! And to know it's done with cheap school glue blows my mind! I CANNOT wait to try this!!

Now... off to work on this lil ole blog design since I've not been here in awhile! A change is what it needs, yes it does!
Good night and God Bless
Oh, and Happy Scrappin' too!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I am alive and well ...

...and I have a new job!!! I work at the Humane Society and LOVE IT!!!! I am making these bracelets as a fundraiser for our sweet fur babies that live at our shelter.
More updates to come on living, loving, life, and moving forward.

Friday, March 8, 2013


Not a pretty post. Not today.
I was thinking, I do a lot of that lately. Unplugged from Internet, except on my phone, no TV in my bedroom ... The very things I thought I couldn't live without and yet I'm still living. I'm breathing. And crying. And hurting. I'm going through a divorce. But why do they say going through? It's like falling in a hole, not passing through anything. And after leaving my lawyers office I thought about how I was feeling... Pain and it's just the beginning. They are like doctors - lawyers are. They both perform services, they both remove something when needed. But a lawyer separates this life, a whole other person who you've grown attached too- regardless of how you were treated, attached none the less. But the removal is so long and drawn out. The pain seems unbearable but yet you are awake, living, trying to function. At least with a doctor it's over faster and they do give you anesthetics. But a lawyer will finally remove the bad part but doesn't throw it away... He leaves it whole and you have to see it sometimes. Its inly then that you realize you can actually hurt worse. Because that which was attached and you loved you cant have back. Can only see from afar. And then the lawyer leaves this gaping hole in what used to be your life. And he doesn't sew it up- you're left to deal with the wound, the pain. You stitch it up as best you can but its still not enough. You can't repair it. So you do the best you can and hope it heals quickly. But it don't. You hurt and ache. Even though you know what was removed was for the best in the long run he was still part of your life for seven years. Good and bad he was at least there.
I'm homesick. So bad. I had to go in there tonight for the first time in 7 days. He wasn't home yet. I've not seen him in nearly 21 days. I had to leave as things just wasn't getting any better. But there still not. I've cried all evening and all night.
I've lived through this before. I tried to prepare myself for the days and nights like this but how do you prepare for this? I mean really? Why can't men just love? Love us like their supposed to? Not perfection but fairly?
I said it wouldn't be a pretty post.
Those will come. In the future. Spring will be here. A new start. A new place to live. New ground ripe and ready for flowers to be planted. They will grow. I will grow. Leaves will come on and so will I. But for today. It's hurts. Hard to remember the bad stuff but I have to try. I'm crying because I'm missing what I never really had in the first place. If that makes sense?
I'm at mommas. Listening to the cat play with something, the hum of the fan, which feels so nice. We've had the flu and my lil guy still has it. He's usually a talker but hasn't said much in three days. I miss him. I want him to hurry and get better so I can tell him he talks to much! Lol! It's part of who he is and he's to sick to be himself. Poor guy.
So I pull myself together one more time. Say my prayers and hope for a better tomorrow.
Nite and God Bless!

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's foggy and gloomy outside....

But the sun is shining inside! These two are the best little fur buddies! They fight and chase each other and play but they seem to love to snuggle just as much!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Christmas 2012

I wanted to take some pictures at Christmas of us so here we are in our little make shift photo booth. My oldest son was gone to his girlfriends house and the dogs are not fond of posing for pictures. So this is me with my middle and youngest son. The hubs was snoozing so he missed out. Poor Hunter, I cut his head off just a bit. I used the self timer and my "real" camera this time...I usually take all pictures with my iPhone. .

Friday, January 25, 2013


Ok so if you are here you are seeing this blogger background. It SHOULD NOT BE HERE!!!!!!!! I DID NOT MAKE THIS CHANGE!!!!!!!!!! For some reason it just keeps going from my pretty back ground from Shabby Blogs to THIS!! IF anyone knows why please leave a comment and tell me how to fix this. Thanks so much!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tutorial For 12X12 Chevron Paper

So I saw a picture on a blog and it was of a display in a store somewhere. I didn't think to write the blog addy down to go back to it, so I'm not able to credit the right place... but the front of the display was covered in this chevron pattern. But I looked closer because it was made of book paper. I looked even closer then because I'm a sucker for anything made with old book paper. It was made of folded papers! I thought to myself, "self, you can do that"! So off to the races I was! Trying this length first- 4 inches. I tried a couple things first that didn't work out and was about to get disgusted and just give up. But I wanted this, wanted it to turn out like I was hoping. So I kept going and got the hang of it. I am not happy with the sizes of the images though. You will have to click on each one to read it as I tried a larger size and it was waaaay too big to fit between the margins of my page. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I'm trying to decide what to do with it ( as it is time consuming and making another one right now is definitely not an option!) so I want to take extra care NOT to mess it up. Scrapbook page or going on a canvas.?? Not sure, I may just look at it for awhile! This is the finished project:

Tutorial coming soon!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Authentique Papers and our Christmas Snow

I used this sketch
and made this layout from it...

I used Authentique papers and stickers. I LOVE their paper, the weight and texture is so good!We got 9 inches of snow on Christmas night. We hardly ever get snow, and it's even more rare to have it on a Christmas! But this year we must have made up for all the year's we got nothing!It makes everyday objects seem magical. I love winter and everything about it. I'd like to see more snow, deeper ones too. Maybe I need to move to Alaska?? Happy Scrappin' Lisa