Saturday, December 19, 2009

I -10 To Miami

This layout is a replica of the poster I made for my dad, brother's, and oldest son to take to the game the New Orleans Saint's played against the Falcons.  It is simple in design but for any Saint's fan, it speaks volumes.  We are hoping to travel I-10 to Miami with our team for the ultimate game in Saint's History; The Superbowl.

Carts used:  50 States (state shapes), Street Sign (I-10 sign), Accent Essentials (Fleurs), Alphaliciuos (Font)
TFL.








Wednesday, December 16, 2009

November Sista Swap Layout

Trying to scrap my stash, get caught up, and do what I love; scrap all at the same time.  I made my flower embellishment.  Very Simple technique.  Punch or cut the flower( Accent Essentials has one that is similar) at the desired size.  Thick/Full flowers work best.  Ink edges, pop with your choice of pop dots, I use foam tape, adhere brad or button to center.  Viola: instant embellishment that stands out.



I Am Tonya!

Stole the title from the movie " I Am Legend" and used it to create this layout for my sista swap.  Carts used Alphalicious -- font, Dreams Come True -- Window, George -- hearts and circle.  Bazzill Paper (from Hobby Lobby, bought a lot of it but then the more I use it, I don't like it.  It is just a little to shiny for my liking.  Also used SU cardstock and a MS punch. 

Made the Dahlia from a tutorial at http://scrap-n-dance.blogspot.com/.  I just love making my own embellishments now.  After all didn't we buy the Cricut to save.  Ok, enough, here is the layout.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Secret Sista Christmas Card

I  saw all the wonderful creations last year and knew I wanted this Cuttlebug folder.  Didn't get it until after Christmas and I just had to use it this year.  I made this card for my Secret Sista, I hope she likes it.


What Santa doesn't bring, Grandma Will!



I saw this on a wall hanging at a store and just had to scrap it for my precious Symone.  It said "what Santa doesn't bring me, Grandma Will"!  Well, in typical me fashion, I forgot the me in all of the excitement of the layout but that is ok, it makes it mine.  I only hate that the red paper I had was different and of course I didnt' have enough of the same color but that's ok as well.



My First Etched Glass Project!

Some of my fellow mb friends are big into etching items for gifts and I too have caught the bug.  Had never etched before but wanted to try so bad.  I love personal gifts, they come from the heart.  My first attempts at etching were a series of mugs for my nephews and my son.  Here is the Saints mug for my son.  It ran a little but that makes it unique. 


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Scrapbook Room!

Finally, I have moved out of my kitchen.  We live in  a small house and had three kids at home.  Recently, lost two, but not for good, awww.  No, son moved out and daughter is away at college.  I am using her room as a scrap/her room when she is home.  Well let's just say that the full size bed is gone and in came a twin.  Wishing they made something smaller.  Hubby built a workstation for me.  Here are pics of my little piece of Heaven on Earth.

My Harley Phone and Travel Cabinet
(it houses all the things I need at a crop, adhesives, inks, etc.)


My JetMax Storage Center


My Work Station
(Built by Hubby, He Rocks!)
I intentionally left it messy because if you come
scrap with me, we will get messy.

Totally Scraplifted!

I saw this layout over the Black Friday Holiday. Monique Griffin, designed this layout for CWTC weekly challenge. She posted that it was the most detailed layout she had ever done. I agreed, it is full of beautiful details. I asked her if she would mind if I scraplift it because it is truly a work of art. Her answer was no. Below is my rendition of Home for the Holidays. I am going to incorporate pics of my family later.






TFL.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Journey to a New Me!

I am a 40 year old mother to three beautiful children, grandmother(nana), to my little heart, miss Kennedi Symone, and Godmother to my precious, Jazmine. For years now I have struggled with my weight. It didn't happen overnight and I know this journey to lose the weight will not be conquered overnight. I am enlisting all my friends as my support group as I make this journey to what I am calling the new me. Today, was the first day that I have excerised in a long time. I don't know where this journey will lead, but I am praying that it will lead to a more healthier me, one that understands and appreciates her body, mind, and spirit. I am still pondering how to take on this task, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Oh yeah, did I say how much I truly hate to exercise, lol, but how much I truly love to eat Oreo cookies. As a matter of fact, sweets are my downfall. To my wonderful sista, who suggested the low calorie sweets, all I can say is keep me in mind. LOL.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Seacor Marine Family Picnic

My family traveled to Houma, LA for the annual family day celebration. I am glad the weather held up. We were inside, but there were events held outside as well. Here are a few pictures, hope you enjoy. The wind tore a sistas hair out during the outside events. I just brushed it back and said forget it.

My Parents!


Daddy and His Girl!


The Boys!


Me and Honey with our face painting!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Official, I'm A Warhawk Mom!


My youngest son will leave home in August to begin his journey into adulthood. We toured the University of Louisiana at Monroe today for freshman, "Browse on the Bayou". This was his school of choice, but financially, it would have been more feasible for him to attend the same university as my DD and I had been trying to persuade him. With much thought and prayer, I know we will be ok financially and as I told him, it is not fair for you to give up your dream to follow hers. He had such a shine on his face today as we made our way through all of the activites. Here is a photo of him and hubby.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Check it out!

This is fabulous. Go here to see what all the excitement is about.

Here's a link to the HSN deal. http://tinyurl.com/ybofzut

Friday, September 18, 2009

This to That






My how time flies. I first saw this page over on the Cricut messageboard and new I wanted to "lift" it. Thanks Julia Moss. I am still in awe over your work. This is the story of my "baby" who is now a senior in high school, hence from this to that. The first page is pre-kindergarten. Page 2 will feature things he did as he made this journey. Will share that later.

Carts used were Animal Kingdom, Doodlecharms, Indie Art, Printing 101, and Zooballoo.

TFL.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Drum Roll Please!

I just received a pm from Admin Brittany that I am one of the first 20 winners for the new cartridge, Winter Woodlands. I am so excited. I can't wait. Be sure to enter each week. You may be next.

Thanks Provo Craft.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Winter Woodland Cartridge Giveaway, Week 2

If you were one of the few who missed week one, go to http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=5284445&mpage=1 in order to see what you need to do to be counted in week 2.

You may see the cartridge details at http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2 .

What a wonderful way to be rewarded.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Provo Craft's 100 Cartridge Celebration!

Provo Craft has reached an amazing feat. Not really amazing to us because we all love their products. We have been wondering what took them so long. One hundred lucky people are going to become proud owners of the new Cricut cartridge, Winter Woodlands.
You may find out more about this cartridge at
http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2. I am a cart fanatic. Happy Scrappin.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Chirp Recognition

My layout, http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=5201539, has been recognized in the Cricut Chirp. It is a privilege to know that others appreciate your work. I am a novice scrapbooker but I have been blessed to meet some very talented people who have helped me tremendously. I thank all of you for looking and commenting on my layout. This little girl is truly her Nana's Little Angel.

Flap Card Challenge











This is a challenge that can be found at http://SistasScrapToo.blogspot.com/. I used my first flap card as a birthday card for my little cousin. TFL.




Sunday, September 6, 2009

EDPD - Band Player


This is my first attempt at using this cart. This is a band player for my son. He plays the saxophone, but I could not find one so I substituted the trumpet instead.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Proof Positive


Ms Kennedi truly is her Nana's little angel baby. August Challenge for SistasScrapToo.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June Birthday Layout


This is my layout for the Sista Thread June Birthday Swap. I used my stash as they say; eyelets, saftey pins, and yarn. It is very simple but sometimes simple says it all.

Um, Um, Good; Campbell's Can't Touch This



Ms. Kennedi Symone eating a Popsicle all by herself. She held on to that Popsicle for dear life. Only had a few pieces left; when the Popsicles splits off the stick at the bottom.

Monday, June 8, 2009

M. J. Prom Layout


My layout for the shirt challenge that I incorporated into my son's prom layout. Used Cricut cart Lyrical Letters, Bazzill-in-Stitchz for the swirls, and a Fiskars border punch for the edges. This is my take on a sketch done by Karrie at Lonestar Scrapbook Store.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Graduation Layout, Page 2


Graduation Layout, Page 2

Here is the second page to my layout.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Team 1 Flower Challenge



I entered this layout for the May 09 Team 1 Flower Challenge. The only requirement, you guessed it, was to use flowers. This is my darling daugther Tiffany and her friend.






Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nana and her Most Beautiful Girl


This is a picture of my darling granddaughther and I at the ring ceremony. We, or should I say me, got soaked. I kept her dry but the weather ruined my "do".

My Baby, Officially a Senior!

Monday, May 11th Ring Ceremony at NCHS. Go Chiefs. I can't believe he is officially a senior. Everytime I see him with his ring, it let's me know that motherhood for me is getting ready to go in a different direction. M. J., my baby, is all grown up. Go new Senior!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Revised Layout


Here is my revised take on my layout for Team 1 Just Buggin Away, April Challenge. After a meeting with my consultant, we decided that I needed to go back to the drawing board. This is the finished product. Thanks consultant. Always grateful. TFL.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April Team Challenge Layout


Just Buggin Away was our team name for the April Challenge. We had to use the card feature from any cartridge. I decided to use the telephone from the cart Wildcard.
Here is my interpretation:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Getting Older

Today, my daughter and I went to pick up her prom dress. She is a senior. I have come to realize that my babies are truly growing up. My "baby", is a junior, oh boy. I have always told them that my plan was to get all of them out of the house at once. Now it looks like that will be happening and fast. I will post pics next weekend of the two of them and their dates.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sista's Challenge - Criss Cross Card


Here is my take on the Criss Cross Card. Hope you like.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

"I Made It, But Didn't Know It"



I made this layout for the Easter Challenge on the Sista Thread. I received several congrats the other morning from ladies on the board about the Chirp. Well I thought the Chirp was another bug added to your name for so many posts, so I went to see. That was not it. So I asked some of the girls behind closed doors and they left me hangin. Eventually, someone informed me. So now I know what the Chirp is. Ha Ha Ha.
Thanks to all my sistas. My work gets better because of you ladies challenging me to think outside the box. So this is for all my sistas.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sista's Easter Challenge -- April 1, 2009
I used the pastel colors as required but
also used my Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss butterfly
set. We have been challenged to use from
our stash and not make unnecessary purchases.
Ok, which purchases are unnecessary. LOL.
Fun Facts -- April 2nd, 2009
Welcome to My World! I have been scrapbooking for a
little more than a year now. In that year, my life
has completely transformed. I have had the privelege
of meeting some wonderful people and making some
great relationships along the way. The purpose of my
blog is share my love of this crazy craft we call "Scrappin".
Come in, relax, sit down, and stay awhile.