Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cornucopia Crop at Memorable Seasons

Did these layouts for the crop this weekend. The first two were for my challenges. The Harvest moon challenge was to use circles and photos with no people in them and add a quote. The second was to use your scraps to make a card and add a stamped image. The Cutest Man Ever Layout was for Jude's pumkin challenge to use orange and the last one was Chrissy's candy corn layout to make a visual triangle.

I also attended a Scrap Pink event this weekend to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. I got several layouts and projects done, there, too. I will post pics of the event and those layouts when I get home next weekend. I will be working out of town this week so will not be posting. However, I should come home with new pics of college girl as I will be in Austin and plan to at least hang out with her a bit.

Friday, September 26, 2008

OMG, this is so scary

This woman kept my grandson when he was a baby. She only keeps them until they turn 3 so every one of those kids were babies.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's getting closer

I finalized the head count and paid the caterer half today. The wedding is less than a month away. I can't believe it. I am working on centerpieces right now. Of course, I used scrapbook stuff. I used dimensional glue dots to hold the votive cups inside the bigger holder. LOL The glue gun was not working. I bought a large purple silk hydrangea bush from HL and pulled off the flowers off. I am dropping the flowers in the space between the two candle holders. They will each sit on a mirror. I bought the larger candle holders and the mirrors at the dollar store.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cornucopia Crop at Memorable Seasons

I hope you will join us for an on line crop at Memorable Seasons this weekend. We will begin about 8 EST on Friday night and go until late Saturday night. You will have until Sunday evening to upload your creations. We will have challenges for cards, layouts and non layout items. There will be games, too. The best part? PRIZES, lots of them! I hope you will come play with us. This will be my first on line crop as a member of a design team and I am very excited about it. Read about it here.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lingerie shower pics

Well, the shower started with a little drama but it all turned out nicely at the end. I arrived at the address that was given to me on the invitation and knocked on the door. No answer. I rang the bell. No answer. I peeked in the window next to the door. I could see the arrangement of chairs in the living room that said, "people coming over" to me. Now, I am usually the first one to get places but it was 10 minutes till, not that early. I called Karen and asked if I was in the right place and told her no one was answering. "Weird," she says. "I'll call you back. I'm almost there, myself." It turns out that one of the hostesses, Abby had been involved in a hit and run car accident on the way over and called Amanda at whose house the party was being held and she rushed over to help. I had actually passed the accident on my way over and seen two young women peering under an SUV with its right front tire completely bent over to the ground. Karen and I sat on the front porch and waited because by the time she got hold of them, the police had arrived. The police officer helped load everything into Amanda's car and offered to drive Abby to the shower after the tow truck had come and they had cleared the accident from the street. Of course, I had to take a picture of the police car when it arrived. LOL

I looked everywhere for a pair of footed pajamas with no luck so I bought a pretty black and white nightgown. The invitations were made using zebra stripe and purple paper which is why Alison bought her sister this lovely hat. I think it is cute. I already have ideas of how to scrap these. The cake was made by Abby, who is also doing Karen's wedding cake.

Friday, September 19, 2008

So, what is your definition of "fly"?

I got a new outfit at Steinmart last weekend. I wore it to work today. I walked into CVS at lunch time and the girl behind the counter told my that my shirt was "fly." I'm thinking that is good. How about you?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I am so excited!

I just learned that I have been chosen for the design team at Memorable Seasons. This is an on line scrapbook store and message board that I have been hanging out at and buying from for the last several months. Jill, the owner is very nice and has such a great inventory of the newest stuff. The rest of the design team ladies are all very sweet and funny and so very talented. We also have several very talented members on the board. I hope all of my friends will come visit me there, often.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Congratulations to my friend, Linda!

She just passed the bar exam and I am so proud of her. She is like me and a scrapping mother of grown children so we understand each other. I met Linda in a stamping class and I introduced her to the world of message boards, blogs and crops. I guess you could say I introduced her to the wild side. LOL Everybody please join me in congratulating her. Here is a link to her blog. She is also on my list of blogs. Hers is called Memory Maven. She hasn't even posted this news on her blog, yet but I think she would be thrilled if everyone who reads my blog goes over and gives her a high five. Just tell her that her biggest cheerleader sent you!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Seth

It is hard to believe this little boy is already five years old and yet I can hardly remember what life was like without him. He is such a joy and such a headache and so much fun. He can totally exasperate me while simply melting my heart. Did I mention that I just adore him? This is his attempt at a wink. Silly boy.

Tonight Curtis and I called him on the telephone to wish him happy birthday. When his mom handed him the phone, he said "happy birthday!" So funny. When I handed the phone to Curtis, he said it again, "happy birthday, Grandpa!" When I asked him what present his mommy gave him, his answer cracked me up. "A transformer, yummy!"

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bridal shower stories

My sister Kathy, who is Karen's godmother, my sister in law, Georganna and Allison threw a bridal shower for Karen yesterday. They did a very nice job. The decorations were lovely. The food was yummy and abundant and much laughter and many smiles were shared as female friends and family gathered. It has been many years since I attended a bridal shower and I honestly don't remember playing any games at those I did attend or host all those years ago. Allison cooked up a few games and they made me laugh and they were pretty fun, too. We had a purse scavenger hunt where we looked for things like band aids, rubber bands, something that used to be alive, toys, batteries, magnets and a long list of other things that I certainly did not have. All I had from that list of about 30 items was a magnet (on the back of my work name tag) and batteries (in my camera). We also played wedding gift bingo and crossed off the gifts on our cards as she opened gifts. Another fun thing she did was ask Karen a series of questions abut Joe that she had previously asked him to see how many of them she answered the same. Every time, she got one wrong, she had to put a piece of bubblegum in her mouth. By the end, she need a kleenex to catch the drool from such a giant wad of gum in her mouth.

Here is the big story for me, though. I learned that I need to have one of those Oprah fashion make overs. I bought a new purse, new shoes and a new dress for this occasion. When I walked in, Kathy and George both gushed over my shoes. I was feeling pretty good cause I, of course, like them, too or I wouldn't have bought them. After everyone else had left, Allison picked up my purse and said, "whose purse is this?" I answered, "mine." Her reply was that it didn't look like something I would normally carry. Karen chimed in. "I know. It's really cute, isn't it?" I laughed and said to my sister and my sister in law. "Did you just hear my children diss my fashion sense?" They agreed with my kids! George said she was just thinking about great I looked in that dress and those shoes and how she was liking the new me. Does anyone know Oprah?

I also did something I'm feeling pretty good about. Yesterday morning, I got the idea to make a mini book for Karen's future mother in law using the engagement photos I had taken. I had a set of 8 round drink coasters I bought at Michaels for 50 cents. I covered each of them with some BG Euphoria paper, inked the edges purple, matted the wallet pics I had made and put them on each side of the coasters except for the front one. I used my cropodile to punch a hole in each and then connected them with a binder ring and tied some ribbons to it. I put a thicker title (in love) on the front, slapped a pink heart and a turquoise butterfly punch on it and called it good. It took me about 2 hours to make and I was starting to sweat the time before I had to leave for the shower. I gave it to her and she cried as she looked at it. That reaction was all the thanks I needed. My only regret? I forgot to take a picture of it!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Andy Rooney talks about women over 40

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40:

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are jus t a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately , it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?', here's an update for you.. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Some Basic Grey fun

For the Basic Grey challenge over at CK. I mixed up some Mellow and some Boxer plus some fun Hero ARts and Autumn leaves stamps and then threw in some MM wordfetti

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Project 365

June has been uploaded to my flicker account. It was a month of food pictures. LOL

And here is one with a smile

Sometimes, she will smile for me and it is such a beautiful smile, too. This is one of the layouts I did for MMM.

Allison is coming home this weekend for her sister's bridal shower and she is bringing a boy with her! Hmmm. She said he is blonde haired and blue eyed. She has never gone out with a blonde before. She usually goes for darker hair and eyes. Interesting.....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Remember that photo of Allison

in which she was glaring at me for taking her picture again? Well here is the layout. This is the first time I have ever sewed on a layout. It wasn't too hard and I like the way it looks. I originally wanted to just have a black line there and as I started to draw it with a pencil, I had the sewing idea pop into my head. I kind of like all the lines in this page.