Saturday, March 26, 2011

My First Blog Award!

Thanks so much Shelly for awarding me with my first blog award - The Versatile Blogger - how exciting!  Shelly's awesome blog can be found at Inky Hugz!!!, please stop by and show her some love.


1.Thank the person who gave you the award
and link back to them in your post.
2.Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3.Award bloggers who inspire you.
4.Contact the bloggers and let them
know they've received the award.

Now for 7 things about me, hmm...
1. Most importantly, I love my Lord and Savior!
2. I'm blessed with a wonderful hubby and 2 sweet daughters, whom I love dearly.
3. I've recently joined Weight Watchers - pray for me :).
4. I have a very spoiled Pom named Lizzy.
5. Besides card making, I love scrapbooking, especially making mini albums.
6. My cancer, though in remission, is a constant reminder to enjoy life to the fullest.
7. Like my sister I hate to iron, except unlike her, when all methods of removing wrinkles fail I don't iron, I wear it wrinkled. :)   (Don't read this Mom)

These, in no special order, are just a few of the bloggers who inspire me:

Thanks for visiting!

Scrappy Hugs,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring - Northern Michigan Style!

Up until late last night there was no snow and the girls had been enjoying riding their bikes.  This morning we woke up to lots of the lovely white stuff , about 12" worth, and it's still coming down. The girls are happy to have a snow day (no school) and Ali will probably get the chance to build one last snowman - this one we'll have to accessorize with an Easter bonnet and basket .  LOL

 Looking from the front porch toward the driveway - hard to believe it was bare ground yesterday.
Looking from the front porch towards the subdivision.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Think I May Be Back! :)

It's been a long time but hopefully I'm back to stay.  I think I've figured out that no matter what's happening around me I need to, if at all possible, make some time to craft.  Crafting is my way of relaxing, unwinding, destressing (is that a word?) and in the end I'm a better person for having crafted.  This weekend I worked on covering composition books for my girls. They are totally different but fit their ages, 8 & 12, and personalities.  Kayla needed hers for school and Ali wanted her, "My Friend Book", just to draw and write in.

Kayla's is covered using DCWV Designer Blue Jeans Stack.  She picked which papers she wanted me to use and was especially pleased with the fact that the pocket on the back is really useable.

Ali's is covered using DCWV Doodlin' Around Stack.  She chose her own title and loves all the sparkle that came on the paper.  Also, all the extra sparkle and bling that we added - after all a girl can never have too much bling.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Prayer Wave

                                ·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸PRAYER WAVE¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸                                          Going out to all those affected in Japan, the Pacific and everywhere else affected by the earthquake and tsunami.  Keep this going.  Please post this on your blogs for our friends that are in it's path.  Stay safe my friends.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.