Saturday, May 31, 2008

Beach Acrylic Album

My friend Karen, made this beautiful acrylic album using our acrylic Word Bloom Album. I love all the techniques she used, painting on transparencies, using HS mask and her stitching around the pictures!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Circle Journal-Julie

This is my entry for Julie's Circle Journal. I always struggle with quotes and what to do with them in CJ's. I copied the idea from the Full Circle book and was happy with the results. I used BoBunny stamps,Prima flowers,black chipboard shapes, and Basic Grey paper.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

LoneStars Album

I love this album for T soccer pictures when she played for Lone Stars! The teams colors are red and black so this was just perfect for some of those awesome team pictures!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

China Word Album

Sheri created this wonderful album of pictures she took in China. I loved looking at all the pictures, even the bugs and snakes!! Great job Sheri! Thanks!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Texas Chipboard Album

This awesome chipboard Texas album was the first place winner at our lss. Susan did an amazing job with distressing this album. Super job!, its looks like leather, you just have to touch it!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Austin by Linda

My sweet friend, Linda, did our Austin Word Bloom and it is just awesome! I love all the great pictures she has of Austin. Super job, Linda!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I found out yesterday there is a new retreat and event center opening just a few miles from us. Linda, Karen, Janet and I were invited to visit today. Karmen is really nice and is working so hard to accommodate all of the scrappers. I believe it will open in mid June. She has day crops as well as weekend retreats. I can't wait to spend the day and/or weekend here Lone Star Retreat. If you click on the reservations link on her site you will see another beautiful retreat, a little farther, Alabama, but it looks beautiful!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

April Pictures

Here are my April layouts for my favorite pictures of 2008 album.This is the link to the first few months Favorite 2008 pictures. It is fun to pick out 2 pictures of each month that will bring back memories every time I look at the album.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stormy night and

our resident snake. We had several hours of tornado warnings last night. The storms were moving into town from the east and west, so we prepared to get into the guest bathroom downstairs. Luckily for us the storms went around us and we only received a lot of rain and wind. I was sitting on the patio watching the rain and lightning when I looked down and there was our resident snake about 6 inches from my foot. I guess he was finding higher ground but on top of my foot was not going to work! I decided I had enough storm/snake watching for the night. This picture is the clouds building around here last night.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mothers Day

My DS and DDIL and the 3 boys spent the weekend with us. We played way too much Wii, went swimming and just having fun. Sunday morning the boys made their mom a mini album. It turned out wonderful, complete with tons of flowers and buttons! All the kids cooked breakfast and cleaned up, that made the day really special!

T is now a gainfully employed teenager! She is working at Cold Stone Creamery and this was her 2nd day of work. Typical moaning about working 4 hours and so tired she can't do any chores at home:) We did have a discussion about the hair "do" while working around food, funny the owner/manager was standing right there and the hair seemed ok with her! The plus side of this job is she brought home all the samples she learned to make, all us us were excited for this ice cream treat!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Weatherford Road Trip

Janet, Linda, and I went to Weatherford,Texas, this week. What a great little town, and of course a great Scrapbook Store. Nana's Scrapbook Store is a well stocked and fun store! Pat/Nana is so nice and we had a great time visiting with her. We had lunch at Yesterday's ( on Pat's recommendation) and it was delicious. A tiny restuarant in a historic building that served awesome chicken salad sandwiches and marvelous brownies! Here are some other pictures of Weatherford!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Vegas Word Bloom

Here is a fun, totally Las Vegas Word Bloom!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Art Work

T is taking art this semester and this is a pencil drawing she had to do from a picture in a magazine. I think she did a super job! Wish I could draw stick people:)

Monday, May 05, 2008

Is this a bird house or

a lizard house. This little fella has decided that he/she loves this bird house I have in the backyard. Yesterday I spotted this little head peeping out of the bird house so I just watched to see what would happen. He came out, checked me out and went right back in. He was still taking up residence today!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

First Time at Whataburger

Janet has never eaten at Whataburger in her life!! On several road trips we have had conversations regarding how yummy Whataburger ketchup is! Some people know this to be a fact, and you know who you are:) Janet thought we had lost our minds, being so excited about a fast food ketchup. Thursday we were on a road trip to Corsicana and saw this Whataburger sign. We decided this was the time for her to step up to doing her first Whataburger meal complete with ketchup! We had to back-track to get there through a less than desirable neighborhood but we made it. I think Janet found Whataburgers ketchup to be just as the sign said, she had 3 packets with her lunch.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Barn Swallows are

Supposed to be afraid of wind chimes. We have a tall entrance at our front door and for years we have been pestered by these messy little birds. They build their nests out of mud and trash and love to build at the top of porches and their poop and nest mess drops down right in front of the door! We put plastic up to scare them off, that worked for a year or so, then they adjusted to that and tried to make a nest. We put up wind chimes to scare them off and that seemed to really scare them away until this spring. These birds have no fear of the wind chimes or the plastic, in fact they built their nest on the wind chime. What a mess!! Bird poop and mud on our windows, front door and porch. These birds will now have to visit another porch since we have put up netting. It will probably only take them a year to get over their fear of that and move in again!!