Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Road To Nowhere....

ever been on a road to nowhere?  I went with my dear hubby to work today and we took a wrong turn, ending up on this road that was just simply BEAUTIFUL!    And to be honest we ended up deep in a pasture and fenced in too!   So we got to go down this road twice!   Which meant two times the pics!   Please excuse the dead bugs on the window, since I was with my hubby we did not stop the truck one time!   LOL!   Hubby said "that if we stopped every time I wanted to take a snapshot he would never get to work"!   And ya know I that he is on the right track with that!   Each pic has it's own BEAUTY! 

Holy Moly Roly Poly.....

my dear son loves getting a hold of my camera!   He loves taking pics...says that he wants to be a photographer!   Looks like I am going to be buying a camera for him very soon!   Any who!    Yesterday he was taking pics outside and these are some of the pics!   Ever since our son was little he has just totally loves Roly Polys"!   

He was able to take some really great close ups!   The first pic...if ya looks really close you will see a very tiny snail!   How amazing is that! 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our Drive To The Water Pump...

was so beautiful!   Last night  my dear husband had to take some items out to the oil rig, and our son and I went with him(perfect opt. to take pics of Kansas).   After my husband got things dropped off - he had to drive to the water pump!  As we came closer to the location of this water pump - clouds were coming in and the sun was just going down, getting ready to rain.   Needless to to say the man (God), had painted such a beautiful Kansas sky!    I decided a long time ago that Kansas is absolutely the place for sunrises and sunsets!   And I am planning on making a book...all it is going to be is Kansas sunrises/sunsets!   I have to been to a lot of different states/cities/towns...there is no question!   Do you have any pics like this...if so please leave a comment and link, I want to see!    Lately I have really been checking into to submitting some of my pics to some magazine/companies!   Never know something my come out of submitting...cross my fingers!   Got to start somewhere, right?

Taking the Time....
to read up on my camera!   I had bought this camera in replace of one that I used for two years!  I had to replace the camera that I knew...and to be honest I did not ever read the booklet that came with my camera now!   I use my point and shoot camera everyday!   I have been looking for s SLR camera for a while now.   About a week ago I found one for sale, yes it is used, but that is just fine with me!   I can't wait to get going with this SLR never really had a camera that nice before!   Started reading a book " The Complete Idiot's Guide to Photography Like A Pro"   So far I have read over stuff that was self taught to any camera owner!  I am ready for so good stuff like working on perspective and such!  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bad, Bad, Bad.....

We I have managed to get off track a bit with posting!  So as of today I will be starting again!   Wish me luck!  And to be honest we have been dealing with packing up more stuff, getting the stuff to the school house!   My poor husband working to the bone!  He was supposed to get the rig up and going on Monday...but as you can tell that will not be happening due to all the rain we have been getting!
As we were driving today I was snapping pics left and right through the window!  And mind you that we were going about 75 miles an hour but check these two above out!    LOL!  And the clouds were just AMAZING!  Have had a lot of rain here in Kansas and tornado activity  popping up here and there!

One day we had micro burst go through our small little town.   I guess it was recorded to have had wind up to 100 miles per hour.   There was alot of damage that day to trees, houses and a semi turned over on I-70!   Dear husband said it took him an hour to get to the next town only 15 minutes away! 
And our dear son thinking that since it is summer, all to do is play!   Well getting the last under control a bit, we finally got son to understand the faster we get moved the more he can play!  Well he was just tuckered out today!   Out son just simply passed out this evening in the truck!   And all he did was play!   As for myself with us moving and being so very busy (sigh) I am going thru some very serious withdraw!   I got used to being able just go get up and go work on a LO or something!  But since we moved my scrapping stuff to the school house already I just don't know what to do!   Yes I have brought a crop bag full of stuff back to our other house!  But with everything in such a shamble in the house it is hard to find a place to scrap.   Let alone just simply not having what I want meaning tools etc to really even start working on something!   All I do know is that I have been going camera crazy and when I do really get to start scrapping again....I have so many pics to work with! 

Monday, June 7, 2010


I am recovering from a serious migraine!   Yesterday afternoon I got a small headache, took some Advil (because it usually works)!   This was at 4:50pm and it was already to late!   I was so tired I went to bed earlier than usual!   Woke up around 3am my eyes felt like they were going to pop out!  Head pounding!   And then I got sick, almost went to er!   I sat in the dark with dear hubby!   He was so sweet just being quite and making sure I was all right too!   Laid back down and kinda went to sleep!   I hate migraines....took today to take it easy!  All I got done today to working on a few things like a load of laundry and I did manage to make supper for hubby and son!  Thank the man upstairs for helping me thru today!

I did receive a package in the mail today!   I signed up for a "PINK" Breast cancer Awareness ATC swap a wile ago.   And I got them...I was so excited!  And they are all so beautiful now I can't wait to show my mom (so is a survivor)!   And even though I had to wait along time to get them it was so worth it!   Now I am planning on signing up for a couple of more ATC swaps!   See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

August Crop Invitation.....

I have picked the date for this crop!
Date: August 28th 8am to 5pm (but so very welcome to stay later!)
Cost: $15.00 (to cover cost of Food/Class Suppiles)

Now I am looking at getting started in the morning, so for breakfast I will serving coffee/orange juice, bagels and fruit that morning! You will have some time to get your stuff out, and ready for the day of challenges and games throughout the day! There will be three prize drawing (1 for challenges, 1 for door prize and 1 for Bingo)!

Schedule for August 28th 2010
8am Breakfast
8 - 10am Set you scrappy stuff up at your
desk. Pick your Bingo words.
10 am Challenge 1 and 2
10:30 Bingo starts and will be called
throughout the day...this will be a
Blackout game!
11am Challenges 3 and 4
12:30pm Lunch will consist of Homemade Deli
Sandwiches, Chips and drinks.
1:30 Challenges 5 and 6
2:00 - 4:30 Time to work on challenges and your
personal layouts/projects.
4:30 All challenges will be viewed and
name will be drawn for Challenge
Prize! Last word for Bingo will be
5pm Clean up for those that are just
bonkers from working with all that
paper! And for those who are
still scrapping...take a break!

I have space for 15 scrappers and a couple of your friends...if you want to bring a friend! Please note that they will be charged the fee also! The more the merrier...right! If your bring a friend - you and your friend get an extra entry on the door prize (that is well over the $50 mark)! As usual you will have access to all f my scrappbooking tools! If you have basic scrapbooking tools such as trimmer, adhesive and such. Please make sure you bring them with you!

Reservation/Payment for crop will be accepted until August 6
Please email me at for more information/reservation

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Went fishing' withmy son....

got some really AWESOME pics!    I was kinda playing with sepia and b/w today.   The following pics are in sepia, and they are of the Ol' Ellis Bridge/Big Creek River in Ellis, Kansas!

This is the Ol' Ellis Bridge in color!

Here it is in sepia....
now b/w (not exactly the same shot)!

I can't wait to use this shot in a really vintage fishing LO!   I already have the perfect paper in mind!
 This is my beloved son with this Rocket fishing pool!   It was the craziest thing...and we had so much dun with it!   Thanks for a wonderful day at Big Creek,son!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Packing Day and some scrapbooking stuff....

I am so tired!   Got a dresser cleaned out, my large jewelery box and moved that furniture and two other pieces out to the living room!   So next trip to Bison we will be moving four pieces of furniture and 15 boxes!  My back hurts and I have had a darn headache all day!   We have lived in this house for so long - it is kinda sad in a way to see it growing bearer with each day!   If any of you have moved from a home ya lived in for 10+ years, you know what I am saying!

 I also was working here in there on my big August Crop!   So excited....planning a big day!   I am even going to serve breakfast and lunch to those who come!   Lots of planning still to do, hope I have a good turn out!   Had a couple of ladies from Missouri and Oklahoma that might come!   That would be so very exciting to meet some of the scrappy gals that I met on Paper...Talk...Scissors!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Long Day At Work....Updated!

and I am not done yet!   Lordy, Lordy, Lordy I am so tired...been working on my scraproom for 5 hours!   And still I am not done!   Got a few more things to get in the scraproom!  I just can not wait to scrap for myself...let alone havin' my August Crop!  I got alot of stuff put away...but ya never know us scrapper flexibility should be in our name!

This is my ds and I, he help me out some today with the scraproom but it it summer time/no school he really wanted to just play!  Anyhow he wanted to take a ma and son pic for my blog!  LOL!   He is such a silly head away!   Then again so am I!   LOL!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We Are Moving...

to a school!    Yes to live in!   We have been looking for a house/building for a very long time now!   And we found it!   Third week of April all paper work, getting bills put in our name and so on was done!   I finally got to move my scrappy stuff to the new school house! 
And believe me this pic is only a fourth of my stuff....I had been putting stuff away for two hours already!   LOL!   My dear son got the camera out and took some pics while I was working!   (To be honest I really did not know that I had so much pack into 13 creates, and 4 boxes!  I think I really do have a problem!)
And I finally used my webcam for the first time!   This is a pic of me after working all day...figuring out where I need/want to put things!   After a while putting stuff away I found so many stash goodies that I forgot that I had (I wanted to start scrapbooking)!    With all of the scrappy stuff and paper kits galore!  I will be having a Give A Way!  Please make sure you keep watching for more info!  And updates on how things are moving along!    

Thursday, May 6, 2010

August Crop,,,

so here goes I was wondering if anyone would want to come to Bison Kansas for a crop? We have just purchased the elementary school! Got a great start on my scrapbooking room! Needless to say I have a classroom for my scrapping room! Got room for 15 scrappers! I am looking at the second week in August! Please email me for more info/reservation! And keeping on watching this blog for sneak peaks!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Anybody scraplifted something lately?

My dear son with his Great Aunt/God Mother Susie at my Cousin Andy's wedding!  The following LOs were scraplifted from Scrapbooking Trends April 2008 and April 2009

My poor son thinks this one is girly!  But he did like it!  Stilling needing to journal, I put alot of thought into this one!

Oh we had so much fun at the Sonic Drive In playground!  Can't remember how many times I took our son down the slide that day!  Very simple LO used with these pics, and used three different shots on this event!

One of the things that I have always done is to go on walks with my son.  One day my son had the camera and took these great pic of our shadows!  I had never thought to take pics of shadows, he is such a smarty!  Any how, I made this LO interactive!  It has an accordion style album for 4 pics and a place to journal!

I got this great kit called "BLISS" and I don't think I have to tell how pretty this kit is!   

Rough - N - Tough...

been working really hard lately!  I have had this kit for awhile!   Had alot fun working on these! 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Up and Going...

I got up this morning at 7am, cup of java with flavored creamer!  Looked through a couple of mags that I had for some inspiration - think I am reading to go!  Stayed up way to late last night working on a card.... lifted it from a Stampin' Up Idea book that I have! 

I feel that I am going to have a very productive day.   I've got several cards and about 10 LO planned for the day!   Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A little TOOT!

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MIA.....and back!

I have been MIA (Missing In Action) for a while!   I have been working really hard on two major contracts for others! The first contract is to make 47 (yes 47)  8.5 x 11 wrestling LOs.  And the second is an Marine album for a relative!  And I attended a 5 day crop too!  LOL!   So there has been a lot of work and play!   Took me 2 days to get all my scrappy stuff put away!  Any are some things that I got done at the crop!  
 This is a mini....don't do them very often!   This is "My Little Jewelry Box"!   I took pics of some of my favorite pieces of jewelry. Sized them down to 1.5 x 2 inches.  Up-cycled a small cardboard jewelry box that usually comes (with a piece in it of course) from local jewelry store!  And the paper kit "Penny Royalle"  from Kaiser Craft!

                                       Next up are a couple of cards that I through together! Got a baby boy on the way?

Thinking of you!

 Antiqued Thinking of You!  I was just playing around.....guess I need to do some more!   LOL

And finally some LOs that needed to be done!

This is my dear son eating the funmessy stuff!  

This LO is called "The Graffiti Train"  softened the pics with a girly girl paper set!

This LO was based of a class I did at one of my crops!  Leaves and harvest fabric and two stickers were used as embellies!

            The LO above is of our son's 11th B-day!   He helped pick out the embellies used!  Funky huh?

This LO is dedicated to my Husband!   Had a lot of fun working on this and it came out just right!

This 2 pager was also fun to work son got his second bike!

This is a clipboard that is in process!  It will be for my mom, Arlis!