Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Blog hop

I plan to join the Memorial Day Blog hop over at
Bella Scrapbook Designs.
          "These cards will be donated to Bazzill Basics Paper who has agreed to help a little boy named
              Stephen in Arizona who would like to send 180,000 cards to the troops by July 1st. If you would 
              like to send some cards to Stephen to help him reach his goal, the link on where to send them is at 
              the bottom of this post"
I pray that you take the time to look over at this blog and help Stephen to reach his goal. Even if you don't have time to make a card this weekend, but have an extra Thank You card you could donate, I am sure it would be much appreciated.  

This day will be celebrated by people traveling to see family close and far, but for those who are serving in the military they are lucky if they will talk to their loved ones.  Ok, I am really trying to get better at this writing on a place where my words can be misunderstood, I had just wrote some to explain how important I think Memorial Day is and had to erase it because I did not want it misunderstood.  So with that said, I ask that we, including me, remember and act on the importance of the day, and do something for those who are at risk of being the center of next years Memorial Day. 

Thank GOD for those who serve, served and would have served if it was not for different abilities that did not allow their service.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

 What a stressor this project became. I had been asking my daughter for months when her friend’s sister’s baby shower would happen.  I found out with less than 24 hours’ notice.  I love making the knot blankets, and she had twins, so I made two, with the teens help in knotting the ends.  I gave them the credit.  I had run to the local store and stocked up on some needed baby items, diapers, wipes, A&D ointment, Gripe Water, Visine (for mom), J&J lavender baby wash, J&J lavender lotion and of course the laundry basket.  

By the time I was able to finish the post, thanks to explorer locking up, my daughter had made it back from the party. The reciepent loved the Visine, she thought it was the funniest gift .

Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My first award

I am so excited I received this award from Deanna and Rebecca at I then spent the next hour looking over the other 14 blogs they also gave the award, too.  I found some amazing new works by crafters.  I left messages on some and that was a huge step for me. As I left each message I worried that I spelled and expressed myself clearly, didn't want to sound weird because ANXIETY was over taking my thoughts.
There are few rules for this award (just for fun):
1. Thank and link back to the blogger that awarded you the badge.
2. Share 7 things about you.
3. Award 5 to 15 other bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers to let them know about the award.

1. Thanks again Deanna and Rebecca for the award, they became my first follower and my first award. So, please stop by and give them some love. 

2. I am using blogging as my help of dealing with serious General Anxiety Disorder.
    For the first time ever, I spend more time on the computer than my husband.
    The movie Julie and Julia sparked the idea of blogging it just took a year for me to start and my new hobby, papercrafting.
    I do not understand most computer/blogger terms, but am learning by comprehension. And am way to anxious to ever ask what they mean. 
    I actually bought my Cricut so I could cut words for my walls, I have had the Cricut for almost a year and still haven't cut anything for my walls. 
    I have found such wonderful Christian crafting blogs, that are crafting for a cause.
   I have way to many packs of paper but I love the colors and am learning how to see a corner of the paper and make it the center of a project. I was not very creative before my Cricut. Husband even picked out colors for the house. 

3. It is getting late and every blog I wanted to give the blog to already has the award. So now I will search and find some deserving blogs.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NSC #11

I have made this card for my neighbor's daughter. She had her tonsils removed today and she gets popsicles for the next couple of days and then ice cream.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 9, 2011

NSC #10

This layout says it all.
Posted by Picasa

NSC #4

I know this one is out of order, I couldnt find where the picture went. This is for my mom. However, it is probably my least favorite card/layout I have done. I think I will be making another one. She is used to receiving her cards late from me.
Posted by Picasa

NSC #9

This card is made for my daughter to give at the end of the school year. She had three teachers she wanted to give a card to, the subjects they teach are written on the books. I realized to late that I made a mistake and glittered the leaf red.
Posted by Picasa

NSC #8

The challenge was about summer, and around here the drive-in is open during the summer. My youngest daughter had her first ice cream cone at the drive-in, and I have the picture that will be perfect.
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I am so excited.  This is my first scrapbook page.  I am happy how it turned out.  It only took four different backgrounds but I finished.

National Scrapbooking Challenge #5

I made this for a wedding we will be attending next weekend.  This challenge is helping me accomplish my goals early.  I realize I like to keep my cards simple.  I have seen some more extravagant paper crafts I would like to somewhat duplicate, but I don't think I am ready.

National Scrapbooking Challenge #3

This is my card for NSC #3.  It is my Breast Cancer card, done in pink and orange with an inspiring quote.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day

Today I am taking on a huge challenge for myself. I am entering MyPinkStamper's NSC. I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish so far. I have finished 3 cards and figured out how to upload my pictures to Picassa. Now I hope I can link this all without any glitches.