Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Family"

I created this layout for the March Scraplift Challenge on Creating Keepsakes Magazines website http://www.clubck.com/
Here is the link to the layout that I copied for this scraplift challenge: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/514661.aspx

The photos in the top right corner are of my husband, myself, my son and his fiance.
I learned one very important lesson from this project: It is not easy to hand-stitch a heart! Yes, that is supposed to be a heart in the bottom left corner! Lol!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Rosy Surprise"

Another romantic surprise from my husband! Journaling: "Sunday afternoon after church, we were about to leave to go to the laundromat, Bill made up an excuse for me to look in my purse. He had picked a small rose off of the rosebush in the front yard and put it into my purse!"

"Text Me"

My sweet husband! He is being so romantic  here lately! And he says he's not romantic! But he knows how much romance means to me. That's what makes it so much more special, is that he's not a romantic person but he knows I am and he knows how much it means to me and that's why he's doing it...to make me happy!
He also knows how important it is to me that he not be attracted to other women, which is what led to this text message and it meant so much to me that I took a pic of the phone showing the text message and made a layout about it. Here's the journaling: "Two things led to this text message: I can 't stand the thought of Bill being attracted to other women and we always joke about the show "Whose Line Is It Anyway" where Drew Carey says the points don't matter and compares the points to something. The text message says: "The points are like any other woman but you." That made me very happy!"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Rose Petal Heart"

Journaling: "When I got home from choir practice (March 23) there was a heart on the bed that Bill had made for me out of rose petals!"
Note: I used one of the actual rose petals on the layout.

"Spring Break 2011"

I created this one to submit to http://www.sketchythursdays.blogspot.com/. Journaling: "Lucy and the kids came to visit during spring break this year."

"Mommy"

I finally got around to scrapping some of the pics I took of Lucy and the kids while they were here visiting last week. I'm submitting this one to http://www.twistedsketches.com/. The twist this week is "swirl". The journaling says "Lucy is such a wonderful mother!"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Lucy and Kids 2011"


I had a great time with my friend Lucy and my godchildren Paris and Preston while they were visiting. The only bad side to it was that the kids were getting sick on and off while they were here, but while they were feeling well, they had a blast! Preston is still shy around me. They only get to see me once or twice a year and he's only 2 yrs. old. Paris is 6 and she's just getting to where she's really comfortable around me. Paris made me a pink and purple butterfly! She was so excited when I got there (Lucy's dad's house) to show me the butterfly she made for me! They're leaving in the morning heading back to Texas. I pray for them to have a safe trip home and I look forward to their next vistit!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lunch With my Friend and Godchildren

My friend Lucy and her kids (my godchildren) Paris and Preston came into town today from Texas and we had lunch at O'Charley's.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lucy, Paris and Preston coming to visit!

Yay! Next week my freind Lucy and my godchildren Paris and Preston will be here visiting from Texas! Can't wait!

"Love"

I finally got around to creating a layout about the plaque my wonderful husband bought me last week! Journaling: My sweet husband! Bill went into Family Dollar to buy me some medicine. He came out with the medicine and this beautiful plaque!

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Creative Writing Blog

Hi, everybody! I used to dabble in creative writing a bit and I've decided to try to get back into it so now I also have a creative writing blog if any of you would like to check it out. Here is the link to it: http://nora-creativewriting.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Awesome Giveaway!

I just learned about this awesome giveaway on Melissa's blog http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/
I checked out her blog and liked it so much I became a follower! Check it out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Paris: Our Karate Kid"

For this week's sketch on the Twisted Sketches site (http://www.twistedsketches.com/), I decided to use karate photos of my goddaughter, Paris Hancock.. This week's twist was "frame".

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Leibster Blog" Award

Thanks so much to Sue at http://4scrappitite.blogspot.com/ for passing the Liebster Blog Award to me! What a pleasant surprise!

Now this award is designed to recognize bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but who put a lot of love into their work. For me to accept this award, I am to spread the love by recognizing up to 5 blogs whose work that I admire and that I follow. So many I admire and follow, its hard to only chose a few, they all need to be reongised.

Here are the 5 that I am passing the award to:

1. http://thescrappycottage.blogspot.com/
2. http://ladiesofthevintagecafe.blogspot.com/
3. http://memoriesbymeredith.blogspot.com/
4. http://lauraevangeline.blogspot.com/
5. http://sheenasscrapsandscribbles.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Us"






I created this post to submit to http://getpeachy.blogspot.com/. When I rolled the dice on http://www.random.org/ to determine the # of phots, patterned papers and embellishments I used on it, which is what the challenge is, I rolled 3 for photos, 3 for patterned papers and 6 for embellishments. When I told my husband I rolled 3 for photos, the first thing he thought was to use seperate photos of the 2 of us and one of us together, and this is what I came up with.