Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I haven't been feeling the best the past couple days. I had the worst migraine I've ever had yesterday and ended up with a migraine hangover today. NOT FUN! Here's my projects with the April Paper Posies kit...had a lot of fun working with this kit! I'll have projects from the May kit soon in time for the 3rd anniversary celebration.

I had to do a little shopping this weekend because the majority of my spring/summer clothes don't fit. I've dropped 3 sizes since last year. It makes me feel great but my wallet has taken a bit of a hit. My silly hubby said I should just put on more weight...he seriously wasn't thinking when he said that! :) I'm still trying to find some shorts that are decent especially in time for our trip.

Well, that's about it from me today! I have some deadlines to finish up before the end of the month, which is yes today.

And Shay, if you check my blog again I put a reply to your comment in my last post. Thanks! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I'm posting today with FABULOUS NEWS! I'm sending the last of our adoption paperwork to the agency today!!!! Now it's time for us to focus in on getting our house ready for our home study. It's a good time to be spring cleaning anyway.

Lately I've been trying to hold off with sharing every single bit of Twilight information on my blog, but this video I have to share with you. Click HERE to see a video released through MTV that is a promo put together by Summit Entertainment, the production company behind the movie. It's about 4 minutes of Twilight HEAVEN! Seriously. I might as well camp out in the theater when this movie comes out because I'm going to have to see it again and again. Every theater that is showing the movie might want to be equipped with oxygen masks and drool rags.

I had THE best mail day yesterday! I got my issues of March/April Paper Trends and a great goodie box. The May Paper Posies kit came in the mail as well. We're celebrating our 3rd anniversary and this kit is full of Prima! Be sure to stop by the message board for lots of challenges and fun prizes during the month of May. And finally, I just got my hands on ALL of the new Rusty Pickle! Can I just say the rub-ons are to die for and perfect for cardmakers like myself! The paper lines are also DELICIOUS! I can't wait for some play time.
So, I bet you're wondering what this photo is about, right? Well, come May 29th that will be me on the beach at The Alden Resort in St. Petersburg, FL!!!! Glen and I are taking a little babymoon and spending a week in Florida. We'll be at this resort for 4 nights and then we're heading to Orlando and going to Disney World. We're sooo looking forward to this trip and feel incredibly blessed that this opportunity came about. We need to get away. In July we're also celebrating our 5 year anniversary and we always said we wanted to take a big trip so this is what we're doing!
Anyway, enjoy your Tuesday! I'm pumped about American Idol tonight!

Monday, April 21, 2008


Here's a new card using Upsy Daisy Designs new line, Tweet. I love the colors in this one - blue, brown and a lime green.

I've been feeling "okay" over the weekend. Friday was a bad day, and morning seems to be the worst for me.

This weekend I attended the Just Give Me Jesus event at Wells Fargo Arena. Anne Graham Lotz spoke at the event and it was totally FREE! My sister and a couple of her friends from college and my aunt all came and stayed at my house. Anne's message was very simple and straightforward. After her talk, she invited the audience to join her around the platform to accept Jesus into their lives. I, of course, was crying as literally hundreds of women gathered around her to pray. It was seriously one of the most moving moments of my life to see all those women become my sisters in Christ! When I was going through a particularly rough patch in my life, I read a book by Anne called "Why?" As in, why do bad things happen - natural disasters, diseases, relationship issues, etc. It was a powerful book that really spoke to me so I'm glad that I was able to hear Anne speak in person.

Well, I better get moving. I have tons to do around the house today and errands to run. By the way, I have a new headshot of myself for my blog. I needed some pictures of myself for other things so I decided to update my blog and avatar pictures as well. Glen and I had a little photo shoot! :)

Have a great Monday! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Here's a card using the new Flutter line from Upsy Daisy Designs. When I first got married, I was totally obsessed with butterflies so I'm excited to see how popular they are becoming in scrapbooking supplies. The chipboard butterfly I used is from Scenic Route. I used Ranger crackle paint on it and then spritzed it with vintage pink Glimmer Mist before I inked it with Ranger walnut ink. I also used some vintage lace and a vintage button that I got at an antique store.

All of my test results from last week came back okay so now I'm going on to see a specialist since I'm still not feeling up to par. My appointment is next Thursday.

Glen and I had a fun night out last night. We were Mystery Guests for The Cheesecake Factory! We basically get our meal paid for and fill out an online survey afterwards. It's a cheap date night and who doesn't love that place?

All for now! I'm off to work.


Monday, April 14, 2008


The new Vroom line is available from Upsy Daisy Designs. This line is soooo cute for little boys and has some fun colors in it for other projects. Loved working with it!

I had a fairly good weekend! I got caught up on some projects and got our taxes done! Yippee! Such a good feeling to get all that done. I made sure to rest up as well and actually got my appetite back. I had a bit of a set back today, however, as I slept really poorly last night. I had to get up to take Glen to work this morning and ended up going back to bed for a while because I felt so yucky. It was absolutely gorgeous in Iowa today so I went for a long walk and just enjoyed the sunshine. I know it did me good! Not much new from me otherwise - I'm just hanging out watching Dancing with the Stars right now.

Enjoy your night! :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

What a week!

Well, my week was shot to heck pretty quick after my last blog post. I was SICKER than a dog and barely left my bed or the couch. I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and had some tests done. My blood pressure was super low - only 94/48 - which might have explained why I was dizzy and so lethargic. We originally thought it was my thyroid but that came back okay. I'm waiting on some test results but the good news is I'm starting to feel better. I also went to acupuncture yesterday and I know that made a difference. I can tell whatever it is I'm going through is definitely hormonally-related. I just want to feel like myself again! I started on some herbs too so hopefully that will help. I can tell they gave me a burst of energy. So since my week went to heck - I'm extremely behind on everything! I got caught up on some DT assignments and have about three days to get our taxes done now. Yikes!

I'll post some more work soon - I have projects with the April Paper Posies kit and Upsy Daisy Designs projects using the new lines as well. Here are a couple projects for Rusty Pickle using Chocolate Kisses (on the card) and Island Summer (on my layout). Good news - had some cards picked up by Paper Crafts for their Card Creations 6 issue. I was in this issue last year and it's definitely one of my favorite special issues they've done. Can't wait to see this one in print!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Lovin' it!

The weather, that is! Holy cow! Saturday was the most glorious day of 2008, by far! It was nearly 70 degrees here. I was outside a lot and had the windows open in my 4 seasons porch all day. The breeze blowing through was delicious!

I had a somewhat busy weekend. I took off Thursday after work to head to my sister's apartment in Maryville, MO. I spent a couple night with her there and then came back Saturday morning. We had a good time together. Sunday was a crazy day! I worked in the church nursery (had some screamers this time around - grr), then had a baby shower and finally, young adult fellowship. Glen and I made some headway on adoption paperwork and we're almost done!

Today I have a lot of my agenda - gym, cleaning, laundry, scrapping and I'll hopefully get to our taxes - yep I'm such a procrastinator. We also have small group tonight.

Here's to a productive Monday! :)

Oh, and here's another Rusty Pickle card using the Grandma Pickelicious line.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fool's!

I'm sorry but I think April Fool's Day is about the lamest holiday ever! Maybe it's because everyone I know tries to trick me in a very lame way. Take for example, my husband...this morning he tries to get me out of bed by saying it's a winter wonderland outside. Then he comes back and says it's 9:00 (I have to be at work by then). I mean, seriously...did he really think I would fall for it? :)

Well, I didn't make it to the gym yesterday. I was Gloomy Gloomerson all day but managed to get a lot done around the house and errands run. I felt better about myself because I was so productive. Watched Dancing with the Stars and the Bachelor last night. British accents just make me melt! :)

Here's a new card for you using Rusty Pickle's Grandpa Pickelicious line. I used a tracing wheel on this one for some faux stitching.

I'm trying to wake up this morning. I was up until 1 a.m. reading Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul and bawling through the stories.

*smooches* :)
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