Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mama!!

Today is my Mama's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Mama!! I love you soooo much!

Thank you for being the best Mama a girl could ask for! I hope your day was wonderful!

Here is a pic of me with Mama at Easter this year.

Here's to many, many, MANY more!!!
Ginger also wrote a sweet blog about Mama here.

Here is the card I made for her. (She FINALLY got it in the mail!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some Recent Work

Here are some cards and layouts I did recently.

I am busy once again with work for Scrap n' Art (for the November/December issue). The page calls for that issue are now up! So go submit your work!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Croppin' For Our Troops

My friend, Lynn, is part of Croppin' For Our Troops, which is "A Scrapbook Royalty Affiliate Event benefitting the Foothills Chapter of the North Carolina Blue Star Mothers". They send care packages to the troops each Christmas, and this will raise money for those packages and the postage it takes to send them.

I made a couple cards for the silent auction:

The color scheme is red, white and blue, but the cards can be any sentiment--happy birthday, get well, etc., anything upbeat! You can also donate any crafty item--not just cards!! If you'd like to get involved, you can make and donate an item to be auctioned, or you can donate a dollar (or more if you'd like!) to sponsor a cropper, such as Lynn! Go to the Croppin' For Our Troops Blog, here, for more info.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Scraplift An Ad!!

Do you ever want to find inspiration in unexpected places? Well, today on the Scrap n' Art blog, I scraplift a product ad from a magazine!

Here's a snippet:

To see the final complete layout and product ad I used, head on over to the Scrap n' Art Blog and check it out!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!

Today is my Daddy's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Daddy!! I love you bunches!
Hope your day was wonderful!

Here's a picture of Daddy from Father's Day this year.

And here's the birthday card I made for him. :D

My sister, Ginger, also wrote a sweet birthday blog for Daddy today here.

Here's to many, many more!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I came across this picture from my youth recently, and, at first I was horrified. Then I thought, this would make an awesome layout. :D

This is me, just before my 8th grade dance in 1991. Which I didn't have a date for, by the way. I'm so cool.

This LO is for the August Cosmo Cricket Challenge--the challenge this month was to use at least 2 (or more) different Cosmo Cricket Collections. I used SEVEN! Dutch Girl, Girl Friday, Snorkel, Early Bird, Everafter, Hello Sunshine and Mr. Campy!

Journaling: many things wrong with this picture. The garden-weasel hair? Maybe it's that rustic country scene velour fabric on the couch. Wait--it's that lovely piece of runway couture I'm wearing! Wrongness on so many levels! - Me, 8th Grade Dance

Monday, August 3, 2009


My dear friend, Wayne Woodard, died 6 years ago this past weekend (August 2nd). He was 26. I think about him often, and I especially think about him this time of year. He was one of my very best friends, practically a brother to me, from the time we were babies, on up until his death. We were neighbors and classmates. We were buddies. I will always treasure the memories I have of him, growing up with him, and he will always hold a special place in my heart.

He died much the way he lived, trying to help others. He was a Deputy Sheriff, and was responding as quickly as he could to a home invasion call late at night when he lost control of his car and crashed. It further devastates me when I think about that call. It turns out that the "home invader" was just a drunk neighbor who accidentally tried to get into the wrong house. It was just so senseless to me, but I have to trust that it was God's plan.

Here is a photo of Wayne and me, along with some other of our friends. We must have been around 8 years old in this picture. He is the grinning boy in the back row, second from the left. (I am on the far right.)

He has a memorial page set up by the Officer Down Memorial here. He must never be forgotten. I will make sure of that. I will always remember and miss him.


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