Sunday, July 29, 2012

July is nearing to an end..and Aug is right around the corner..Yesterday I took the 4x4 pattern paper samples from Stamp Up...we got from Stamp Camp...and made a two ring booklet...oh yeah...used a thicker clear transfer paper as a cover for the front and back. Now I can go right to this for that "in person inspection" to see if it works for what I want..for cards...pages..etc. I like it...something simple..and the Holiday Mini is sectioned off in the back of it...the smaller solid card-stock hanging on the front is for the new embossing folders..we ran the paper through the Big Shot at Stamp we can have it and I am going to add the ones I have here..that I well. All about keeping it organized....and at hands reach...I also today took inventory of the SU pens..separated the retired and current..I love what I can do with these pens!

Next is to redo pen holder..and shabby it up...I have pattern paper from SU that matches my that is exciting..hehe. I plan on using that paper to do different projects in the room for decor..that will be coming soon.

This past week was a trip to Williamsburg...and my Savanna Girl...rode the Lochness Monster roller coaster..Nanna's most favorite all time coaster...AWESOME...and we did Mach Tower...we spent Tues evening to thursday in Williamsburg with Renee, Mike and Cheyanne..the girls had a blast...can ya tell..
Meet Lochness Monster Roller Coaster....and i was able to capture the ride in progress while riding sky
Us on the Lochness...the girls loved it..three times riding it! So brave they were..we told them to get ready for the picture..what do they do...POSE..AND LOOK ..lolol...awesome..

CiCi's Pizza...then Bounce House....We had a great to look for that paper...I am hoping I have the paper for amusement parks...then I know I have silhouette images for roller coasters...

This weekend has been about relaxing and I have done Just that THAT...Hope your weekend was relaxing too.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I hope to go to another one with these awesome gals!!!!!
Got this in our bag!!
Cards we made..
Six total projects..all Awesome

3D goodies...oh yeah..

Stamp Camp July 21st, what a day we had..left to sis Connie, friend Debbie and buddy Pam Ticen..also SU demonstrator. We had a day filled with cards and 3D projects. So enjoyed signing up for this and the card swap! ton of awesome cards..prizes...I even won Stampin Piercing Mat...and the ornament cool! We left there and enjoyed going to Office Max so me and Pam could get our SU catalogs binded..with clear cover front..etc...then off to Michaels we went...we all used our apps on our phone with coupon..mine finally worked..hahaha. Then dinner..we chose Cracker Barrel, shh don't tell my lil Savanna..but all was a good day! I am ready to do it again..hahaha.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Has it really been that long since I that is what happens when ya get so busy I guess...though my busy-ness was health issues...back on track..well least with the blood sugar. I have had alot go on in the past few months..oh heck..the last few years. Nothing like redoing a scrapbook room and doing up 17 card fronts for a swap on Saturday...Going to a Stamp Camp..with my sis and Pam..woohoo...I am excited! The picture is of the front of the cards..1/4 taken of sides and top to allow for adhering to an actual card base...I got to use the idea I seen in the new SU catalog..loved the card..had to tweak it a bit to accommodate what I had on hand!! side note..order more pool party paper..oh that is a must!! I made two other cards using the pool party card and added this to it..for two special people, my sis's FIL passed away on the 18th...with that know where these are going...two weeks ago my great aunt passed away..she would have been 95 Aug 25th...what an awesome woman she she is up in heaven just talking up a storm with her sisters (my grandma, uncles...etc)...I am so glad I know there is a heaven!! 

The valance is a work in progress, had to see if the Stampin Up material that I bought awhile back (intended to make the valance back then) would work..and well it does! We have another addition in the scrapbook room..I got me an AC unit...yes I have AC central..but the room over the scrapbook room..well stays HOT...not anymore..this is how we did up the cubes around it..I love it...and the cool room to work this is a pic of the one side with ac/window valance..the shelf also was added..which I have projects that I made sitting on it! its getting there...actually its getting to where I want it to be!! 

Hubby finally got the other three racks up to hold my punches...thanks to Pam, she was at IKEA and the first three came with the help of Nicole picking them out...aren't they awesome...I think I might need more..hahaha. 

All my pens are in the zig pen display..where I used to work at All About Scrapbooks, Bob gave me the display..brand new too! So I organized the pens by brand..I would say the SU pens are adding up! I love pens..but this is right beside me and I am happy camper about that..

My work area...its cleared..but does not take much to mess it up...I brought up the 19 inch LCD monitor and have it plugged into I can see bigger! everything is at hands reach...just about that is! Still working on the other side of the room..but I left to go on vacation..camping! 

Our home away from Home...

Past News:
    My Gabbi Girl is no longer with me, she went to Heaven on May 24th. I miss her dearly and cannot believe she is not here! She would have been 11 years old Dec 26th..oh how I miss my girl...
                                    RIP Gabbi Girl

My daughter and grandson were here for two months, she had surgery, I got to take care of my lil monkey..we also went camping Spring it was quite busy...

We were at Sherando Lake for Easter..and it was fun! cold but fun...and most importantly...this Nanna got to have her lil monkey campin at Sherando...both Savanna & Kayden..what a treat that was...

Back in February Steph, Brian and Kayden were here for two weeks..before the news came about the surgery, so we did up family photos..ourselves..thanks to a friend of Steph's..Kayla..she used my camera..and well we had pictures done...

We had fun..actually...but so Blessed we did this...this is my Family...well my kids..etc... Me and my Lil Monkey...
We actually had a birthday party Memorial Day weekend for him, since he was leaving on May 31st and his birthday was June 3rd..he turned the big ONE.. he dug into that smash cake...which he apparently enjoyed...very much. The cake and smash cake..made by the one and Only...Lolly..who does all my baking..haha..thanks Lolly..You Rock...

Several things have happened over the course of this year alone... We have been so busy..that I just got tired! So bare with I update this blog as best I can and get it going like it should be! Once the room is done..which what is left is organizing the stamp sets..that I have..the armoir is full..with everything stamping in I want to rearrange that as best I can..We will be heading back to Sherando in less then four weeks..for the last trip of the season there..then school is starting up for Savanna..who had surgery June 8th for tubes in the ears, tonsils and adnoids removed...she sleeps so quietly between girl scouts and camping with that..great wolf lodge..our camping and such..we stay busy through the summer...but still making time for Church when I am well enough to go..Savanna loves it..she does Childrens Church, Children In Action and Kids Time..when school starts..AWANAS starts back does Girl Scouts..and she will be choosing one sport to do for Fall/Winter..she has excelled and done so good in school..we are very proud of her. 

Bush Gardens has been another adventure I have done with her...thank goodness for Renee and Cheyanne..and even Mike..we went the week before last..stayed the night there..and came back on July 4th..she had a hopefully this week coming we can arrange a day to go back...splitting it up going in the morning for a few hours...go back to renee's and then go back to the park in the evening helps big time..we are very blessed for them..and Cheyanne and Savanna..well they are just best buds...what can I say...

Bless everyone that is going through a rough time, God has his reasons, but keep going. I am. Life is about cherishing that time..make sure you do, as so much loss has occurred lately. I read the book "There is a Heaven"...awesome..recommend reading it..perspective of a four year old who went to heaven..makes you really think...good afternoon..will be back soon..

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

That time of year when everyone shares their Love Stories, show their love and affection with flowers, gifts, and candy! Well I thought I would share with you all, my Love Story.

I was separated heading toward divorce with ex. I was working at the shoe store with a friend of mine! She was seeing this one guy and we decided to go over to her boyfriends after work and then out for the evening. I think being asked by a guy to go after work to meet up and have a few drinks, well a friend of my friends boyfriend, I figured it would be fun and safe. We got to his house and I changed and got ready, there were quite a few people over that night and well, come to find out the one guy wanting to go out...hmm was in a relationship! I let him know real quick, I don't date guys in a relationship with someone else! Hello, not going there lol. Me and my friend were having fun watching the group of guys sing good ol' Eagle guy in particular, dark tan, white shorts and peach striped shirt (open of course)..was singing his heart out and laughing..and I thought was ...Wow. Well of course I did not say anything, my friend decided to toast to our year of birth, we were both born in April and the same year, needless to say we are good friends to this day! That night, this guy walks up to us and says.."67"..he smiled at me..I felt really flushed and giddy! This hot guy was noticing me!! well we joked that our birth year and said it again and asked his..he covered his mouth and mumbled.."57" this guy did not look 10 years older then me. We started talking about our kids, he has two and I had two..showing pictures! Well we talked all night and just enjoyed each others company. He asked me to hang around the next day, the guys were doing a big game of volley ball in the these guys are serious about their volleyball, considering they had SAND brought into the backyard and net..with steel poles. Chairs and coolers all around, you would think you were at the beach! afterall that was the purpose, the feeling of sand and playing. I spent the day with him..watching the game and meeting alot of the ladies around. We began to date, for two weeks, I have to admit I was a bit nervous it was moving too fast, I had to put a stop somewhere. So for another two weeks I did not see him, I felt bad..and I really wanted to see him, however, I still needed my space. One Wednesday I picked up the phone and called him and asked if he wanted to meet up and talk, he said yes..I was so happy..but I wanted him to understand, if I have plans with girlfriends, then they are my plans...I did not allow guys at my house. Well apparently he had a date that night I called, and he cancelled to be with me! wow..I was impressed!

From that point on, we were together constantly and got the divorces out of the way. The kids adored him! It was awhile before I introduced him to my thing sticks to my mind sister, the night we went over there, she being the "older sister" says to me, "how old is he"??? and said his age! they were awesome that night talking to him..and him to was great. Then the time came to meet my parents, now mind you we had dinner plans! My dad and Steve hit it right off, same football team, nascar, and the love for the mountains! Ford drivers..afterall, my daddy worked for Ford Motor Plant and we had two did Steve.!! My mom was happy and was like "he's hot" response "MOMMMM"..I about died, thank goodness she said that in the kitchen. Later thru time we would introduce the kids! That time came and we did, I knew I had met the right one when my daughter crawled right up in his lap and he read her a book! Cameron..he liked him..only he hit steve with a play truck! lol.

I finally met his two kids and we got the four of them together. We then dated two years and decided to get married! The time came October 1, 1994, having family and friends attend a house in Pungo, the Marriage commissioners house, who later we find out married Steve's mom and his stepdad. We will celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary this October 2012. He has been my hero! When we married, I had cancer, then neurological issues with fibromyalgia which started up in 1998. We have had our ups and downs as all marriages do. He was there for me in every way taking care of me. We are raising his daughters daughter..Savanna. We have total of three grandchildren, his son has a lil girl Gwen, and my daughter Stephanie has Kayden! We are truly Blessed beyond measures to know that the love he has for me through all the health issues, the battles with me and his kids, we are stronger now than ever before!!! My love grows even stronger each day. God has looked after me, been by my side. I can honestly say, my Sweet Valentine, My Husband. I love you Stephen Beary Forever & Always.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's The New Year

2012...January WOW...

I am hanging in there..been a rough 2011, 2012 has been a lil better..but sick! Blood Sugars are not helping matters..but I push through..not much choice! How many of you made New Years Resolutions? Do you dare to share? Well I did..and one of them has already Dec, Smoke Free ..I quit..yes pray..REAL HARD cuz I am not this lifestyle..Second..Back to Scrapbooking MORE..and that started..I went last weekend Friday night ..and all Day Saturday...with my sis and a friend.  We had a blast..and can't wait to do it again!

Week from Friday I will be heading to Atlantic Beach for Scrapping..with friends..I am so lots to plan between now and then..and pack! I have been on like on page and look for great links and finds..

Savanna as you all know, is growing!!!!!!! someone please make her You know those monster high dolls? she loves those..well I found online some great stamps ..gonna be sharing those as soon as I get to use them...THEY JUST CAME TODAY..woot woot...

Stampin Up...yep doing another club with Pam Ticen...Loving it..of course..and just getting out that one night for just cards is awesome..which leads me to teaching at my home and I might have another avenue..yep..working hard on that..but for now..I am sticking to scrapbooking and cards..thats what I do..projects here and there..that the plan for now.

I am one lucky gal..I am Very Blessed. So far the two main things in the new year and I am doing it! Share what you are doing...I will post one layout that I started for the new year...