Saturday, December 27, 2008

Shadow Boxes for Sale

I just want to say "Thank You" to Angela V. for allowing me to make her daughters Christmas present this year. As many of you know her grandbaby came way to early and she is quite the "Miracle!" The pictures are hard to tell how dimensional these scrapbooked frames are, but they are very dimensional. I have 3 on order right now, and if you are interested in purchasing one please call TM at 337-216-9898 or email me at
They are custom made and can be made to match pictures, home decor, and themes. They can be made for babies, brides, couples, you name and I'll create it!

Large: Includes all scrapbooking materials- $150.00
The frame measures 20 1/2 by 20 1/2

Small: Includes all scrapbooking materials- $75.00
The frame measures 10 by 10
Example below:
Please forward my blog onto others that may be interested. Thanks for looking and I hope to create your special piece of work for you or your special someone!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Little Mice

So this is year 2 for me at TM. I began teaching classes a little over 2 years ago and what a whirl wind it has been! I have enjoyed every minute of it, learning so much about teaching, scrapping and everything in between! I love the people I work with and I love the classes that I have taught. Today we had the 2nd annual 12 month calendar class and it was a blast! These pictures are just a few of the ones we took at our Christmas party. Sorry for the one of me sticking out my tongue but that's how we are when we all get together. I will post a few more to share with you in a couple of days...THEY WERE FUNNY! Merry Christmas to you ALL!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Corrine Broussard Murphey

Corrine will sadly be missed by the Broussard and Reaux families. She was such a wonderful person. I have so many fun filled memories of visiting her in Breaux Bridge as a young child. She also filled my oldest son with fun music memories as well. It will be strange to think she is no longer around. We miss you Aunt Corrine!

BREAUX BRIDGE - A religious funeral service will be held at a later date for Mrs. Corinne Broussard Murphey, 104, who passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 12:34 am, at Dauterive Hospital.Mrs. Murphey, was born to Simon Broussard and Constance Hardy in 1904 and was to remain the only daughter in a family of six sons. Mrs. Murphey's memories began as a tot living on her great-grandmother's plantation in Lafayette, the current site of the Cajundome and Cajun Field. Her father was the overseerer for a few years. She remembered living in the huge house with a big front porch being carried around by the servants to see the chickens and the cows.Life back in Breaux Bridge was equally as pleasant, but as the only girl with six brothers, she was often shooed away to play with her dolls. The family lived on farmland where Huval's Insurance and Pizza Hut are located. She got around in a horse and buggy on dirt and gravel roads. Her teenage years in Breaux Bridge were the best of times. Summer afternoons were spent visiting in the park. Sometimes they had their own entertainment. Corinne could play the ukelele, sing, and dance, and gracefully converse with people from all cultures and walks of life. She also was an accomplished pianist.Over the years, Corinne traveled extensively and lived in various locations, but mostly in Breaux Bridge. She enjoyed being in various music clubs. She enjoyed playing Bridge and Canasta. She also was a member of garden clubs. She regularly attended meetings of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Home Demonstation Club.The things most important to her were her rosary group, being a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and her family. She loved her son, Winn, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren were all graduates of LSU. She also attended LSU.People often asked her secret to a long life. She replied, "good genes." Her grandfather lived to 94 and her maternal grandmother lived to 94. She said she never smoked, tried to eat good foods and keep away from rich foods-except ice cream. She also included her wonderful neighbors. They enabled her to live a long, truly blessed life.When she went to bed at night, she would pray to keep well, as she wanted to care for herself. She said living a long life is essential to living a good one.Mrs. Murphey is survived by her loving son, Winn, of New Iberia; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; plus a number of nieces and nephews.Mrs. Murphey was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Broussard of Breaux Bridge, her husband, John Smith Murphey, of Fulton, Ky.; her six brothers, Sam, Claude, Fernand, Whitney, Henry, and Raoul.Acadian Funeral Home, 802 Weldon Street, New Iberia, Phone 364-6162 is in charge of the arrangements.

Sneaux Days in Pont Breaux

Okay, the one stinkin' day that it SNEAUXS...I can't even pick my head up off the pillow. I had come down with my annual sinus infection (by the way, it use to be monthly!) and I hear Drew "Mom, Mom it's snowing!" It killed me that I felt so bad that I didn't even want to get up. I finally drug myself out of bed to take a few shots, Jonathan said he took a few pictures but I just knew he didn't get enough. Little Dax didn't even play in the SNEAUX until he got to the sitter's house...THANK heaven for BA!
To me I felt as though I was getting signs on this day. My great aunt (Corrine Murphey)that was 104 passed away the way before and it felt as though she made this MIRACLE happen. She will be sadly missed. I will post her obit soon so that you all can read her story...she was a lovely lady with so much class and dignity!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dec. Calendar Sketch Class

Many of you have been asking what the Dec. class looked like....Here it is! You will be using the Basic Grey Wassail line, you each get a book of rub-ons, you will be paper piecing the bird. You will be using perfect pearls, distressed stickles and distressing paper to name a few techniques. I hope you all like the layout and can't wait to see you in the class. Also, the 12 month 10X10 chipboard calendar is almost complete, I'm adding the last touches and putting the kits together. My first class Dec. 21 is full, but please email me if you want on the waiting list. I will have another one in January. A great big Thanks to you all that take my classes, I appreciate you all and love spending time teaching and creating with such wonderful ladies! Please have a safe and HAPPY holiday season!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Clipboard Class

This past Sunday I had a private class for a very nice lady, Angela, and she brought many of her family members and their friends and we made some awesome clipboards. Angela said the girls talked about their clipboards and how much fun they had all the way home. Well, girls I had just a much fun with you all! They were precious! All of their clipboards came out fabulous and they all looked so different (not one of them chose the same papers.) Angela, enjoyed the clipboard so much that she asked if I could make one for a dear friend of hers. Well, here is the outcome, these are the colors she asked for and I think they are so beautiful! Please let me know what you think. If you need one made just let me know, I enjoyed making this one. Here is the clipboard that I made for my niece for Christmas. I made a secret pocket with a picture of her sister, Ming. I just need to add her picture to the front of the board.