Monday, September 29, 2008

Wonderful Day!

Today was a fabulous day! My friend, Laura, from, and her husband, Paul and their daughter, Sofia, came for a visit! They're on vacation from Sweden and were on their way back to Tennessee from Disneyworld. So, they stopped through Macon to see us!

We started our day by meeting at their hotel and then grabbing breakfast at a nearby Chick-Fil-A. We chatted in there for a long while, and it was so much fun to get to know her.

Next, we drove out to where we live, in Lake Wildwood, and stopped by the play park so Sofia could play for a while. She had so much fun!

Here is a pic of Laura and me from when we first got to the play park:

Then, here is just a cute pic of Sofia:

Sofia playing on the big dome monkey bars:

Here's Laura telling me the story of her Klik-n-Kut, with much disdain. She is probably going to kill me for posting this pic, but it's just too good!! :)

Here's little Sofia, a Scrapbooker-in-Training! :)

After the play park, we went to our house to cool off and hang out. (SIDE NOTE: We closed on our house Friday so we are officially HOMEOWNERS!! Yay!)

Sofia had so much fun singing and listening to Brian play songs like Mary Had A Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She sang to us in English and Swedish! She has such a sweet and pretty voice.

Here, Brian is showing Sofia how to play ukulele. She was catching on fast!

She was TOO cute "conducting" the music with this pencil.

Paul and Sofia relax in our backyard swing.

Laura on the patio:

Laura and Sofia take a moment for High Tea. :)

Sofia would like you to have some tea!! :)

Later, before they left, we went to a different Chick-Fil-A for a late lunch. Here is Sofia playing in the play area as we ate on the other side of the glass. Her Papa was making her laugh and it was SO cute!!

Sweet Sofia in the play area:

Group Shot of all of us at Chick-Fil-A: Paul, Laura, Sofia, Me and Brian:

This was such a memorable day spent with great friends! I won't soon forget it and I really hope we can get together again someday! I feel so blessed to have been able to meet Laura and her family!

We both took lots of pictures (these are just a FEW!) so there will be many layouts forthcoming of this great day!

Have a Happy Week, everyone! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nothing here to fear...

...I'm just sitting around being foolish when there is work to be done...

Sorry, making this card got me in full Tori Amos mode! : ) I had to create a card for The Eiffel Tower Group for a mini card challenge. We had to create a card using tea or coffee as the theme/subject and we had to use something blue on the card.

I took the line on the front of my card from a Tori Amos song called "Wednesday".

I took this pic of it in my kitchen windowsill and thought it was cute next to this felt flower I found a while back at Hobby Lobby. It just looks so cheery.

I am so developing a huge crush on Sassafras Lass. Extreme cuteness. The big scalloped orange journaling box on my card is Sassafras Lass, from the Pocket Full or Rosies collection. I really don't think that level of cuteness is legal.

Well, this week is shaping up to be busy. Tomorrow, Sleepy has to go back to the vet to have her bandage removed (we had to take her this past Saturday because she had somehow injured her paw and it was infected). Then, Thursday I am having a little "Office Party" to celebrate the season premiere of The Office (YAY!!). My sister is coming over for supper and I am making The Pioneer Woman's Best Lasagna. Ever.
It really is super awesome. You have to try it.

Then, Friday, we're closing on our house!! Brian has the day off so we can celebrate. Then, Monday, we're getting together with my friend Laura (Pandy on and her husband Paul and daughter, Sofia. Yay! I'm so glad to have the chance to meet her! Not sure what we're doing yet, but I'm sure it will be fun!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!! Happy Fall!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


So, y'all know I'm getting all pumped up to go see Wicked The Musical in October in Atlanta. Our friend Billy (who lives in Atlanta) stood in line to get our tickets last week, and I wanted to make a wickedly awesome thank-you card for him.

This is what I made:

The inside is red. It looks like this:
I'm going to write in white on the red part and in black on the green part.

And, on the back, just for fun, a little owl:

I can't wait!!

My order will be here tomorry. Yaaaaaaayyyy!!!

I also heard that Michael's is now carrying Basic Grey. And that it's 40% off this week. AND that they have some of the latest collections. Must. Investigate. Further.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Results Are...


I wasn't chosen for the Scrap N' Art Design Team. I am still very proud that I was one of the very few finalists!! There is always next time!

And anyway, I will have my hot little hands on a new pack of Basic Grey in a coupla days, so it's all good, yo.

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts and wishes for me to make it!! You are all awesome!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Scrap N' Art Design Team Finalist!!

It's been a crazy weekend!

Aside from BUYING OUR HOUSE (the one we've been renting for 5 years), I've been working on projects for the Scrap N' Art Design Team FINALIST Challenge!! Yep, I got an email Saturday around noon telling me I was chosen as a finalist! I had to then do a 12 X 12 LO based on a sketch they provided, as well as a review of a product I used on the LO.

I had both projects done and turned in by Sunday at noon. The deadline was Monday (today) at noon, so I was glad to be a whole day early.

Now, apparently, the design team has been chosen but won't be announced until Saturday!! Oh, the anguish! The anticipation! I'll definitely be making myself crazy for the next four days. Gah.

Anyway, I soooo hope I'm one of the chosen 5! But there were hundreds of applicants and I'm not sure how many finalists, so I'm happy just to have been chosen as a finalist!!

Oh, yeah, and we're buying our house this week. :)


We heard gas is going to be over $5 a gallon by mid-week. That's crazy time!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Black Kitty gets her picture taken....reluctantly.

Black Kitty is our oldest cat. She is 8 years old and set in her ways. She is really, really sweet. She just thinks she's a princess, that's all. She absolutely hates when I take her picture.

Here, she was napping and I wanted to get some pics of her sweetly sleeping. But, she sat up, gave me a look of disgust, as if to say, "Leave Me Alone". I snapped these very funny pictures, then she lay back down.

Anyway, here's the LO.

I was also thinking that maybe I should explain why we call her "Black Kitty". I know, it's such a creative name. :D Anyway, she first came to us many years ago, when we lived in an apartment. She wandered up one day, hungry and pregnant, meowing at us. We HAD to help her. We brought her in, fed her and gave her somewhere to sleep. We fixed up a box for her, too, because she was VERY pregnant. We asked around, and no one claimed her. So, soon she was officially ours, kittens and all (we eventually found homes for the four of them and kept her). Anyway, we kept saying things like, "She is such a sweet little black kitty", and so that just stuck. Soon she started answering to just being called "Black Kitty". And so there you have it. Just in case you were wondering. :)

Hope everyone has a happy Friday and a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scrappy Cuteness (for cheap!)

We went around town today running errands, and went by Marshalls and Target. I hit the jackpot at both stores!

At Marshalls, I found some awesome We R Memory Keepers chipboard--alphas and tags and miscellaneous shapes, all for $1.99 and $2.99 a box!! These boxes are normally around $12 a box brand-new! Yay! I got several. : )

Then, at Target, there was so much Fall scrappy cuteness in the Dollar Section! I got all this stuff there. It is so cute! And it will coordinate so perfectly with the new Basic Grey Offbeat papers I just ordered from I can't wait to use all my new stuff!

Just wanted to enable, um, I mean, SHARE!! :D

Happy "Hump" Day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

IKEA in da house!!

Sorry, I'm just a little excited. My IKEA 2009 catalog came in the mail today. : ) Must plan a trip SOON!!

I submitted my application for the Scrap N' Art DT today. New designers will be announced on or before September 20th. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed! It would be so awesome to be part of that amazing and talented group!

Here is a layout I did today. It's one of the three I submitted for the S-n-A DT application.

I made the arrow and the little tree, since he's a tree frog. : ) I also doodled some white leaves/plants with my white Signo.

That's all for today. Just a quick update.

Have a great day! : )

Monday, September 8, 2008

Making Maw Smile and Other Excitement!

Here is a card I did today, to send to my grandmother, whom I call "Maw". Maw is in the hospital for a couple days with low blood count. I wanted to make something cheery to make her smile.

In other news, I am so excited! I am going to see the musical "Wicked" on October 22nd. It's on tour and coming to Atlanta! I'm going with Brian, my sister Ginger, our friend Billy and his mom Cathy. We will probably round up some more people to go, too. I can't wait!! I was ready to drive to New York to see it but it's coming to Atlanta! Yay!

Also, I am probably jinxing myself by even posting this, but I'm going to submit an application for the Scrap N' Art Design Team call. Scrap N' Art is an awesome scrapping and paper crafting e-zine. I love their publication and they're taking applications until Friday. I have mine mostly done, but now I'm trying to figure out if I should write a review of a product or write a scrapping technique tutorial. Hmmmm....
Anyway, wish me luck!! I really want this! Also, please tell me if I'm crazy for trying!

I am also excited because I'm ordering some scrap goodies from this week. It's been a couple months since I got anything new and I'm ready!! Squeeeee!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Layouts

Here are a couple new layouts I did.

I'm kinda into circles lately. :)


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