Saturday, November 27, 2010

1st Christmas Present

Okay, so I am already receiving Christmas presents from my mom. We won't be spending Christmas this year with them, so she took me on a wonderful Christmas shopping spree. I sure racked up. She told me to wrap everything up and put them under the tree...yeah right mom! The first thing that I picked out was this cute apron. I have seen so many cute aprons at the scrapping events that I have attended and I have needed or wanted one desperately for teaching classes at I just loved the colors of this one and the way it fit. So thank you mom for helping me stay clean while teaching classes!

A Few Halloween Layouts

This is actually not all of the Halloween layouts that I completed while in TX. It is funny how I always have so many layouts for this spooky event. I am sure as Drew
gets older I won't be having layouts to do for him, and yes I did some for him, but they are not quite ready yet...I still have to add a special touch to his.
Here are a few upclose and personal pics.

Day of Crabbing

A few photos of the boys and I crabbing. This past summer I took my boys to Matagorda, TX...yes the end of the world to do a little crabbing. I grew up doing this on many of the weekends and I just had to bring them, so along with my brother we hopped in the car and off we went to catch some crabs. I used the product "Mud Puddles" to make the sand that you see in the layouts. I also use the cute little book marks that Janet is carrying at TM (she has so many of them, different animals etc.) I cut off the book mark part and wa-laa...cute little crab embellishments. The birds that you see are from last years Tattered Angels chips. Enjoy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

I want to wish my blog readers a Happy Thanksgiving! Okay, so I am a little late. I was away visiting my family for the holidays, but I am back! As I reflect on what I am thankful for...I don't have to dig too deep into my memory...I am thankful for a wonderful husband and children and my very supportive mother and father. As many of you know I have not been feeling good this past year or two, and I am NOT too thankful for that...but in order to get through these moments I am VERY grateful for who all has been there for me. I have been at the very bottom, feeling pretty awful at times and I have had some great friends to step in and help me out of the feelings and pain that I have felt, and I appreciate know who you are! THANK YOU!

Now onto my next thought. I was at my parents and all my boys were at the deer lease hunting their little hearts guess what i did....Yep! You guessed it! I scrapped....I scrapped alot! So much so I thought my mom was going to have a heart attack (did I tell you she's not into my hobby at all!) But I got so much accomplished for myself. They were not my typical work, and yes very simple....but I love simple. I will post them in a few days.

Until then......happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TM Knows How to Put on a Show!

Lets just say "TM Rocks!" We have always said that, but this weekend proved it! First we started off with a wonderful make-n-take. The ladies were so excited by the beauty of the layout and the techniques taught! There were actually 3 different flower techniques taught in this one layout!
Then I finally got to meet one of the wonderful ladies that I met on the Inspire website so many months ago. We are both from Texas so I guess we had some things in common. We found each other on facebook and we met for the first time this weekend. She came all the way from Texas to be a part of our grand opening and of course to take Donna's classes! Meet Martha!Now for the pictures of the Donna Downey classes that I took. I had all intentions of only taking the layout class that day, but I had so much fun creating and painting and just doing things that I don't normally do in scrapbooking that I just had to stay for the next class. Let's just say, I had a BLAST!

Donna is a wonderful teacher! I wish I had her sense of humor...she is so funny and so photogenic! Every picture I saw of her was just fabulous. She knows how to put on a class and I think she's one of the best! We at TM are so fortunate to be able to get such wonderful teachers to come to our store! I am so proud to call TM my "creative home" away from home...because believe me I'm there alot! Enjoy and be crafty!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy 11th Birthday Drew

I want to take this time to shout out to the blog world...that I now have an 11 year old child!!!! He is celebrating his golden birthday today. I cannot believe where 11 years have gone by. He has been such a blessing to my life and I am so happy to call him my son! I wish I had a few baby pictures on my computer to share with you all, he was such a beautiful baby...but those were the days before digital photography and I'm way to lazy to go scan them. Here are a few of my favorites from the past couple of years.