Wednesday, September 30, 2009

~Wacked out Wednesday and Guest blogging too?~

Fun news today!
I am the GUEST BLOGGER on Purple Cows!
Not only that but they are finally featuring my Layout CUBE
& FULL instructions on how to make your own!
You cannot comment there but if you make one,
let me know, I would LOVE to see it!

Also here is a sneak peek to the NEW October Kit for
Treasured Scrapbooking!
I added my own ribbon but the rest is TS!
This kit was JAM PACKED with goodies!
I love it!

Did you know OCTOBER 3rd is World Card Making Day?
So, Treasured Scrapbooking is having a One Day CROP!
I will have a challenge as well as the other DT girls.
Hope you stop by!

~Have a great Hump Day~
~Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

~Tackling Tuesday ~

The papers are signed, the documents are submitted,
now we just wait for the move in date and the big papers signing.

Meanwhile, I am finally well enough to scrap a bit!
I am finishing with my September 2 Cool 4 School Kit from
Tally Scrappers! I need to now dig into my Treasured Kit!

I wish I had some school pictures printed,
I am out of color ink, I think it's time for a store run!
What's a scrapper to do without ink?!

I had fun running out to our new home with the neighbor!
She liked it alot, it was fun sharing live!
Off to school meetings tonight!
Thanks for popping by!
~Have a great day y'all~

Monday, September 28, 2009

~Monday back to reality after a fun weekend!~

What a fun weekend,
I finally met Angela Daniels LIVE in person!
She is just as sweet as cherry pie and so much fun!
Angela desperately wanted to go to a PIGGLY WIGGLY
because she had never been....we had an adventure there LOL
Piggly Wiggly here is sort of the Ghetto Fabulous storeSo we found a Piggly Wiggly after....
we had a lovely LUNCH provided by Bettye (See below)
She used to be a caterer and man she can make some mean
chicken salad and Pasta Salad! YUM!
Angela and I have something in common, we BOTH love Hello Kitty!
I wish I had known, I would have brought her some Hello Kitty
goodies instead of a fan. But it was so worth the time and effort!
Thanks for coming Renee, Ziggy, Bettye, Michelle!~
Thanks Angela!
When i got home, I finally found time to work on my BOOMERANG
apron! See the applique boomerang I made?
I of course made the apron in the classic Fiskateer colors!
I love Fiskateers, I love meeting them and chatting.
It was a lovely weekend!
And...the best news of all? ALL my boys went to school today!
So momma took a 2 hour nap LOL
I feel like everyone has had time to sleep and get well but
I still have an ear infection and swollen lymph nodes,
it felt great to sleep!
OK back to the quiet house and cleaning along with packing!

Have a beautiful day everyone! I promise to catch up this week!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

~Sweet Sunday~

I am awake and ready to go this morning,
because today I get to run to Nashville and meet one of
the Lead Fiskateers...ANGELA DANIELS!
I am so excited!

I finally found time to scrap yesterday,
I was so inspired, my FIRST Tally scrapper kit came!
Too Cool 4 School

I had some school pictures to scrap but not printed up yet,
so I went with an every day picture.
This kit was so fun and had some cute fun details like the 4 denim patches!~
And guess what? It was only 19.99!
That's my kind of kit.

I still feel wonky and no creative, but this is a good step to
getting back in the groove!

Wish me luck!
Going to take lots of pictures!
~Thank you for stopping by~
~Have a beautiful Sunday~

Thursday, September 24, 2009

~The house is ours~

I want to be super excited but my head is all foggy LOL
At least now I don;t have to worry about being kicked out or rent anymore
This is our second home purchase, but our
plan al along had been "move to TN, buy a home in 5 years" It has
only been 1.5 years! YEA!
Hubby is so proud of himself.

Survivor is going on at Tally,
even though I did NOT want to scrap today
I forced myself to because I needed to get it done asap
and rest the rest of the week if possible.
So this LO I have been wanting to do for a while now.
There is a Polynesian Cultural Center in
Hawaii and they preserve the traditional ways of the different islands...
one of the ways is to teach this hand carved Hawaiian art.
Isn't this piece stunning?!! OMG hand carved too! I love it!
It meant so much to me, it just moved me, I had to shoot it and many others!

I used the Tattered angels mist to create a border on the SHIMMER paper.
Everything here is shimmery and sparkly, even if you cannot see it.
I painted the flourish green then used the blue mist on it,
I used blue ink to create a fingerprint on the chipboard circle.
Hard to photograph the shimmer and details...
I need a nice sunny day but I don't see one in the forecast! LOL
OK back to the babies and bed for me...
~Have a beautiful Thursday~

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

~Wow is this week half over already??~

What a flippin' week!
You all know my babies have been very sick...
well it finally caught me...
and it caught me hard,
Monday night I was holding my youngest while he slept until about
4am...he was needing breathing treatments and such.
Then it hit me, I was freezing and shaking
I must have shook about 2 hours,
hubby covered me in bed with 3 comforters and a heating pad.
Then it was on....I have been sick ever since.

But we did manage through our fevers and flu
to go look at houses today...
I felt like I was going to pass out but we had to because
our agent will be gone and we have to move...
and guess what? We found one!
So, through all the sneezing and shivering we signed papers and made
an official offer! Doesn't look like much form the outside but it
has over 1 acre in land...big enough for a garden and for me to raise some BEES!
I am's hoping we get it!

And how about that winner I promised so long ago?!
Blogger Suzy said...

TGIF thanks for the chance to make it sweeter.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I have never met Suzy nor do I know her online
but I did go to check out her blog just now...and
she has the greatest philosophy on it!
"I love scrapbooking our life's memories and sharing them with others.
Hopefully, you will find inspiration on my blog that
I have found on so many others."

I totally recommend you check her out...
I love these type of bloggers!
She has some super cute work too!
Suzy please email me your addy!

~Can I say it enough?~
~THANK YOU for stopping by!!~
~Thanks for being my friend!~
~Have a great day~

Monday, September 21, 2009

~Just another Monday! On the upswing~

Good morning!
After a VERY long weekend, I woke up today with life
on the upswing (I hope) :)
Saturday was the worst...
3 hours in the DR.'s office, yes in fact both boys
have the flu and a bad case of it, and one had a severe ear infection
plus Bronchitis....and Saturday night...Oh boy!
Up every 30 minutes with one or the other!
However, today is a decent day and both boys are on the mend.
Not well but on the mend and they slept a few hours in a row which
was very helpful for this ragged mom LOL!
I did sneak away upstairs yesterday and I was in such low spirits
I decided to finally face and scrap Gage's fall (about a year ago)
I did not get into much detail but I touched on it.
In all honesty it was harder to scrap about his fall and injury,
then my own abusive ex-husband. Because I am an adult and
was able to gain some control, but when your child is hurt you
have NO control and you sit helplessly praying
that they do not die or have permanent damage.

I am pleased the way the LO turned out and
SURVIVOR at Tally always pushes me to dig deep and scrap!
So I am happy this year is going to be just as inspiring!

Ok back to the sick boys! :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Tomorrow I will run the Random Generator for Friday's RAK!

~Have a great Monday~
~Thank you for stopping by~

Oh and BTW if you are near Nashville Sunday! PLEASE contact me!
I will be meeting up with our very own ANGELA
One of the amazing Lead Fiskateers!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

~Friday...a RAK this way comes!~

I got some great deals last week at Joanns, so I picked up
one set for myself and one set for my faithful BLOG viewers!
1 package of Foam Phrases (like Thickers)
1 Package of Alphas (Who cant use alphas!)
1 Package of SWEET Cherry Felt stickers!

I know it's a small prize but it's fun!
Only 2 requirements to win, be a follower and leave a comment!

Nothing scrappy going on today at my house.
Too many sick kids right now!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend~!
~Have a beautiful Friday~

Thursday, September 17, 2009

~Thursday- wet and rainy Thursday~

AHHH Fall is here in Middle TN.
The rain, thunder and lightning was a coming down
at the bus stop today!

Today is also my son's Kindergarten Teacher's BIRTHDAY!
So in the spirit of giving the teacher an apple I made this card for her.

I hope she likes it!
I have a fun RAK coming tomorrow (Friday) so stay tuned.
Back to my sick boy who has the flu.
It's a crazy week in my house!

Hugs to you all for your prayers and well wishes!
~Have a beautiful day~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

~Thursday...schmursday...and a couple cards~

I am sew happy to be back into sewing and scrapping again....
today I take the bandage off of my finger! YEA!
It's still pretty bad but not as open, safe to keep open.
These are more cards I made with the September Kits #2
@ Treasured Scrapbooking...

ANDDD I was actually able to sew yesterday! YEA!
Not much today though, the kids are on half day...
you know...I am gettign spoiled having time to myself every day LOL

Back tot he grindstone...I have a great RAK tomorrow, so stay tuned my friends
~Have a great Thursday~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

~Wild and Crazy Wednesday!~ (DT call)

You will have to bear with me, probably only going to
be able to blog 3-4 times a week until I get moved!
Our house has been a mad house of
real estate agents, house showings and loan info!TODAY is reveal day in Treasured!!
This is my 15th reveal...with September kit #2!
LOVE it!!
If you did not hear about it...I ran into a naked man lastnight!
The story is on my facebook
Fiskateers, Treasured Scrapbooking and Tally LOL
Also....TALLY SURVIVOR is up...
ANNDDDD Tally Scrapper is having a DT CALL!!!!!!!!!

Here is an opportunity to work with some of the most fun and creative people online!
Tally Scrapper is under new ownership and we want YOU to apply for the DT positions.
We are looking for 4 creative excited DT members to work on our team.
Members choose the DT!!! So everyone has a great chance!

Call begins September 15 and ends on the 30th at Midnight.
Submit 2 LAYOUTS and 1 CARD to the assigned gallery MUST be NEW for DT call and not be posted anywhere else until call is over.

You must be able to commit to 3 months
You will be required to meet a minimum layout and card commitment with kit
Minimum blog posting and submissions with your kit.

Must be willing to submit for publication and promote TALLY SCRAPPER!!

You will receive 1 Layout kit FREE 1 Card Kit Free in your 3 month term, with the option to buy the others kits for 40% off.
Your name will be published on the site and the blog
And Tally will do what they can to promote you!

If you have any questions please email DT Coordinator -Pinky (Cristal ) Hobbs @

OK I have filled you all in...
I have a special ANNOUNCEMENT coming soon!
I am very excited about a new opportunity to work with a great cause!
~Have a blessed day~
~Thank you to all who stop by and give me inspiration every day~!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

~Crazy Looonnngg Weekend and RAK winner~

Hey everyone, sorry I am so late in blogging
9-11 kind of zapped my creativity and mood...
but last week I was in a 8.5X11 MOOD, I am telling you what!!!
for some reason that size just sparked my creativity
I made 3 Layouts in that size and 2 cards!
This is just one.This entire weekend we spent house hunting,
I feel so bad for my boys but we have to do what we have to do.
The house we rent is being foreclosed on and we have to
get the heck out! But we are trying to buy so it complicates it even more...
so we see rentals in the AM and real estate people in the PM.
Wish us luck and if you have a spare prayer, please
send them my way, for sanity and peace! :)

OK off to RAK...and stay tuned this week...I found a CRAZY
GOOD DEAL with scrap supplies at Joaans! OMG!
So I have a FUN RAK involving Cherries coming up this week!

I always put poeple's names or their comment # in the and this
time was no different, and guess who won?

Blogger MaryNSC said...

I keep looking at this machine..:O)
Loving the videos I might cancel my satelite..LOLOL

That's Fisk-a-friend and fun follower Mary!

So Mary send me your addy and I will laminate you some sheets tomorrow!!

I appreciate every person who follows and keeps up with me, I apologize I cannot get to all the blogs every day, sometimes life is so busy and crazy. But, I do love you!!!

~Have a great day~

~Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, September 11, 2009


This is a rough day for many.
I have many military friends as well as friends
in NY or people who have lost family in 9-11.
I have not lost anyone personally,
I question my right to grieve sometimes,
but as a nation I know we all grieve.

This is the day I look back and remember what I was doing on 9-11.
I had just found out I was pregnant, in fact
that was one of the main factors in choosing Justice as a name
for our son. Hard to believe it has been 8 years.
Still feels so fresh.
God bless those who were heroes that day,
God bless those who passed and those who remain.
~Never Forgotten~

Thursday, September 10, 2009

~A little ANNOUNCEMENT today~

I am very excited to announce that I have just become DT Coordinator at
Tally Scrapper!

Taly just changed hands and this is definietly a new
venture for all of us. I am so happy to be part of it!
I really hope you decide to come over and join,
it's going to be fun.
Tally has always been very creative and open.
You all know I don't hang in places that don't love every scrapper,
and this is one who does appreciate all types of scrapbooking!

Right now they are having a Survivor SCRAP contest
(no you don't get eliminated, you just have to play along)
And a Survivor random contest (no scrapping involved)
At least pop by and say Hi to the new DT Coordinator! hehehe

~Thanks for stopping by~
~Have a great Thursday~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

~Wild Wednesday Video Tutorial day! *RAK Too!!*~

This is the flower in the video below!!
Here it is and it's a long one.
Sorry but to show and explain it all it took almost 9 minutes! EEK

I hope you watch it until the END because
at the end I am offering up a RAK for you to
make your own flowers like this! Heck, I will even die cut them if you want!! :)
So follow the instructions and have fun everyone!

~Thanks for stopping by~
~Have a beautiful day~

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

~Making the most out of your scrap dollars!~

I have not had much time to scrap this weekend,
but I did sit down today and play a bit more with my laminator.
Check out this fun flower I made!
Definitely a MONEY SAVER item!
You can use the laminator pockets (very cheap)
OR packaging from anything.
So either way it saves you the 4-6.00 for acrylic embellishments!

I am thinking, tomorrow I will make a video
about making your own clear (ghost or acrylic like) embellishments!
AND of course using alcohol ink on them just like this one.
I am not a huge fan of alcohol inks but I so LOVE
"painting" with them! I love the look of it.
It was fantastic making this flowers and I cannot wait to make more.

On a more personal note, a sign of the times
hit home this weekend.
We received a letter saying we are being kicked out of our home.
The owner is being foreclosed on.
Times are tough for everyone and I understand that it must be rough.
So we are off to look for new housing this week.
please keep our family in your prayers, this was unexpected and
I am very stressed and upset about it all.
We have been very blessed to keep a job and home in this rough economy
so I cannot complain too much, this too shall pass.
Thanks for the support!
Let me know what you think of the video idea!

~Have a great Tuesday~

Monday, September 7, 2009

~Happy Labor Day...Monday~

Did you know the Fiskateers are having a mini- Labor Day Crop?
I am so happy they are because I have not been scrapping
at all since I injured my hand... in fact
I was kind of afraid to even go into my sewing/craft room.
Last night I sucked it up and just went in...
I changed the needle on my sewing machine,
I cleaned up the shattered needles and plate and
dusted off my scrap table!
This is my FAVORITE shot on our vacation in June with the in-laws!
It was night time and everyone was trying to get a shot
of the Belmont Mansion and I got that one shot and I love it!!!

The ruffle is fabric that I wanted to incorporate
but was not sure I ended up taking a strip
and tearing it for a frayed edge for a soft edge.
I did not want the stiff look or ribbon but
I wanted the cherries and fabric content for more texture.
It has been a real blessing discovering the history in the south.
Probably one of the most interesting things about moving.

OK then, I am off to play with my boys today...
gotta get some help showering then off to the park!
My finger is healing nicely but still bandaged.
I will be happy to be back to normal soon!

~Happy Labor Day~
~Thanks for popping by~

Sunday, September 6, 2009

~Survivor Time Again??

I never was a huge Survivor fan BUT
I am a HUGE Tally Scrapper Survivor Game fan!

No you do not get eliminated and it is all in good scrapbooking fun.
The reason I love this game is because it's not cut throat, it is
strictly to get you motivated to scrap, and in the end
there is a randomly drawn prize given for those who participated
throughout the contest.
I hope you come play with me, I know I will be playing!
You should have seen the Layouts I completed last time in this contest!!

Also in less then 2 weeks the DT call will be going up...
guess what? The members choose the DT!
So it's extra fun! I know I will be playing along for sure.
If you join, tell them Pinky sent ya!
I will be playing along and it will be fun
to play right along side ya!!! :)

~Have a great Sunday~
~Thank you for stopping by~

Saturday, September 5, 2009

~Rak winner and a new addition to our family?~

Happy Labor Day!!
Looks like we have a new addition to our little household...
Her name is Daffodil and she is a sweet little baby.
She is precious and very young so we are hand feeding her
the boys are in love and my husband is SO IN LOVE heheheHe cannot get enough of her!The last picture was today when she fell asleep.

Hope your Labor Day goes well....
I have had fun chatting with my neighbor and
I had the pleasure of meeting up with Stephanie today...
it was her birthday!
Stephmead on Fiskateers!
We had a lovely lunch and small shopping spree at the local LSS.

Now I know you are saying...enough chit chat Miss Pinky!
Show us the MONEY! LOL

So the RANDOMLY DRAWN winner of the Heidi Grace Chipboard is...

Blogger Lauren said...

oh YA! I just became a follower of your blog!

have a fisk-a-fun day!
-Lauren fiskateer #6510♥

Lauren please shoot me your addy so I can mail it out next week...

and I want to thank all of you for your well wishes.
I am so frustrated having one hand hindered,
but hubby is helping alot and it is not infected so I cannot complain!
Oh and I will be making many more videos ...
I read all the suggestions
Thanks so much!!!!!!!!
~Have a great day~
~Thank you for stopping by~

Thursday, September 3, 2009

~Sketchy Thursday...a RAK will cheer me up!~

Oh man since I hurt my finger I am so bored LOL
I was busy sewing costumes and having a ball
these are just a couple that I made last week...

And what is Halloween without a DEVIL or a Witch or a BAT?
But now I sit here...typing very slowly LOL
and wishing I had my hand back! hehehe

Here is my Treasured Scrapbooking
September Sketch.
How about another giveaway to cheer me up!!

I have some goodies here....
Some AWESOME chipboard! An entire new package
Wanna win?
You have to be a follower of my blog...
And I need to know if you like chipboard,
and what video would you like to see next?
Leave a comment and tell me what you think!
Send some friends over if you can...

~Thank you for stopping by~
~Have a beautiful Thursday~

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

~Honorable Wednesday and an accident to boot!~

I had an amazing honor this week,
I was chosen to be the Guest DT on Dream Girls
this week!!
So please go check it out and play along..
the challenge this week is so much fun!!

Here is my LO for the challenge...

So for the bad day I had,
yesterday I was sewing and for the first time in over 20 years...
I sewed right through my finger...
It was horrible, squirting blood all over and the needle
sticking out both sides of my finger, it went all
the way through and broke off.
I pulled it through and it was broken so I had to remove it on both sides.
Needless to say I am having hubby type this for me, since I cannot.
It's hurting very much, hubby rushed home to
help me, and the neighbor who is a nurse came over and
helped me decide whether or not I needed to go to the ER.
Here is to hoping it heals and no Dr. is necessary!

~Hope you have an amazing day!~
~Pray for me if you have an extra prayer around~

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

~Tuesday has rolled by once again...Reveal day!!

Morning everyone!
It has been a very long frustrating weekend
and today my baby is still sick.
He has been through 2 rounds of antibiotics and
still have ear infections and Bronchitis.
I hope this is the week it works!
he is whining and crying so much my heart breaks for him.
I kept him home today to rest.

On to happier things...
at Treasured Scrapbooking!
This is my September Kit #2 REVEAL!

This kit was so fun!
I used my own alphas...but the rest is the KIT!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you visit me on Facebook

~Have a beautiful day~