Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

I love Christmas, I love to decorate for theseason. I have added some new pieces to my collections.My parents came last night and allowed the boys to each open 1 present. Dax loves nutcrackers, so he got a new one to add to his collection. Drew opened up a nativity scene that is for the whole family to enjoy. My boys are growing up in a Catholic school, I am very proud at the job they have done teaching them about the real meaning of Christmas. The other night my youngest was in the school play and it was just lovely and he really understands the reason we celebrate Christmas and the birth of baby Jesus. I have taken a few pictures of some of my decorations for you to enjoy. I have not really scrapbooked much lately, well not for I don't really have much to post in that department. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. If you are one of my ladies who take my scrapbook classes I really want to "Thank You" for your support in making my classes such a success, I couldn't do this without you all! Thank you so much! I hope to see you all next year!
Merry Christmas and Lots of Love,

This is my mantle with our Nutcracker collection. I also received and ceramic piece from my grandmothers passing that I adore, it is the 3 caroling children that also serves as a candle holder. I will cherish this forever! This is the new Nativity set that we received this year from my mother.Anyone who knows me, knows that I love frogs! All shapes and sizes. This is a cookie jar that has a story behind it! My mom bought it from Gumps. Well, my darling husband decided to decapate the frog. He broke its head. I was DEVASTATED! So after feeling (I guess) really bad, he located another one through google, because Gumps no longer had them. Wa- laaa I got another frog cookie jar!
This is our pencil Christmas tree. I love it! It's not over the top big... its really skinny! Works for our house, gives us more room for family! It doesn't require too many ornaments either. At the entrance you can see my collections of Santa's. My mother said she has many more that she found at my grandmothers house, so I will be adding to this collection next year.

I hope you all enjoyed a little Christmas tour through my home. Ha haha kinda like the Tour of Homes during the Holidays, via the web! LOL- enjoy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A *NEW* Blogger Template

Okay, I am so out of the loop on the blogger templates. I tried to give my blog a new Christmas look and lord have mercy, I got all confused with these new options. AND I still can't figure out how to move only my picture and title back to the center! Law-de! Anyways, I hope everyone Holiday Season is going well. I have been working on an auction project for a friend of mine. I hope to take some pictures of it and post them later. Until then, keep shopping, scrapping, wrapping or whatever it is you need to do to get prepared for Christmas.

Oh Ps. The Christmas layout wouldn't believe the response that I got from that class! I had a total of a whopping 76 class takers! Can you believe that! That has been my record so far. I have been teaching at TM, going on my 4th year! I am so blessed, I absolutely love teaching at TM and love teaching the ladies that I have met so far. It has been a wonderful adventure and I must thank everyone for making my classes so successful!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Have you been.....Naughty or Nice?

Well, I feel like I have been naughty because I have almost given up on this blog of mine! It's just something I don't think about as much. I often wonder if people look at it anyways. Until I completely give it up, take a look at my next class at TM. Last month I taught a beautiful layout, but can't seem to find a picture of it anywhere. I hope you enjoy this one. This is teh Fancy Pants Christmas line. The brick wall is made with molding paste and a stencil, Tim Holtz stains and spraymist.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Let's Get Spooky!

Here are a few pictures of my next layout class at Treasured Memories.  I have 3 classes that are completely FULL, how exciting is that! I have been teaching there for 4 years now and I have to say Halloween is always the most fun to teach! We will be embellishing photo mattes and using them on the layout, making a homemade broom and how cute is the witches boot and hat.  I actually need to print up some pictures, because last year for Halloween I was a witch at the TM Halloween crop night.  Perfect for this layout! I hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Time 4 Change

Recently my son Drew tried out for the LA Banditos. When my husband decided to take him for tryouts, it was really a joke and we never thought in a million years that he would make this team. Not that he's not good enough, but because it's really hard to get on this team. They are looking for the best of the best. The team originated out of Texas, and has grown to be a very successful program. I am excited to say that Drew made the 12U Banditos White team. He has moved up to AAA for the Spring season. We are very excited for Drew and that he will get such an awesome opportunity to grow in the game of baseball!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

School Has Begun

Here are a few layouts that I did today. Nothing fancy...just getting em' done! I have a few more days until I begin my preschool computer lessons, so I took the day to go to TM and scrap a little. You know me I love to keep my school books up to date. This is the new Fancy Pants school line. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Disney Layouts

Four down one hundred to go......Awe, the joys of Disney. I think I took over 700 pictures at Disney this past year. I just love Walt Disney World. Here is a fact about myself that you may not know. I worked at Disneyworld's Port Orleans Resort in College. So yep, I wore the ugly long dresses, little amounts of make-up and no bleached hair. Those were the days, I am sure that they don't go by such strict rules these days, but back in the day they did! Another fact: my husband worked at Disney too! We didn't work there at the same time, but we both have a tremendous love for Disneyworld, and we will be taking many more trips there!
Below are the layouts that I have done so far. Well, I am missing a T for the first layout. So I am on the hunt for those Thickers! In the third layout you will see that I crocheted on the layout, I just love this technique!
In the Donald Duck/Epcot layout I used the Cricut and made a Donald Duck. So Cute! I hope you enjoy these and I will post more as I make them. I do have lots of school and sports layouts that I completed, I will try to post them in a few.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 29, 2011

September Calendar Class and School Kits at TM

Hi my fellow scrappers! I have been a very busy bee. School has started and I am falling back into a routine! Yeah for me and my family. I need this structure in my life, it makes me a much happier person! I went to Arbor Oaks 2 weekends ago and I promise to post some pictures soon. I completed 17 layouts while there. I was on a major mission! Mission not quite accomplished but very happy with the outcome! I will be teaching a class at Scrapfest in September, it is the school layout above. I just loved the summer layout that I taught in Rayne, so I thought I'd come up with something similar to teach in Mandeville. The flip book has been around for ages, but I taught it for the first time and it was a HUGE HIT! It is such a great way to incorporate more pictures or journaling! If you are interested I am selling these kits as well. The next layout is my September Class at TM. As you can see...I am so over summer and readddddy for some Fall weather! I am actually opening up a 4th class this month. My classes have been doing great, and I want to keep class sizes a little smaller so I thought it was best to open the Friday class this month. Please let me know if you are interested in taking this class, you can always call the store at 337-534-4433.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Few Customer Layouts

Many of you want me to post pictures of the layouts that I create for my customers. Well, I don't usually like to post these because as scrappers you'd be let down. When I scrap for non-scrappers they don't want the thrills and frills of scrapbooking so many times the layouts are very "old school". Last night I created a few for a lady that I have been scrapping for, for 4 yrs. They called for some thrills and frills, it was prom for her son and a dance recital for her daughter. I hope you enjoy!
*And remember these pictures are from my 3G phone so they aren't so great!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Little R&R

Well, if you are looking for inspiration or ideas I will have some for you in a few short weeks. As long as Arbor Oaks has been open, I have wanted to go. Well, the timing was never right or getting together 10 people was a challenge. I am eager to say that I am so excited that I will finally be attending my first weekend crop at Arbor Oaks in just a few short weeks! The planning stage is on~ I have been working hard at cleaning my scraproom and getting the things together that I will need. It is going to be interesting, being that I hardly ever go to a-way crops. I have Disney layouts planned and I have lots of catching up on school stuff. Remember at the beginning of the summer I said that was my goal to get school stuff complete before the new school year started. I failed miserably at this! We have been so busy this summer over at TM and I just have not worked on my school stuff much at all. I will get it all complete soon! Stay tuned...I will post pictures!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Family

I just thought I might have a really quiet August, without much hustle and bustle...yeah right! This is not the case at all. I am finishing up my classes from July this week (the first week in August.) With the big megacrop, we just didn't have time to fit it into the July schedule. So as soon as I was wrapping up this class, I had to hurry and get a class ready for August. I chose to create a layout that could go anyway. I was afraid to choose a school layout because not everyone needs school. I just loved the new line that Janet got in at TM- Authentique. The colors are just beautiful. My photographs would have actually gone really good with the colors, but I chose to use black and white to show my ladies that you don't have to have pictures that match perfectly- just change the color! The layout looks very linear and clean...but I promise you its got tons of techniques! From the 3 T's to making flowers to the sew easy tool. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hello World!!!

I have been avery very bad blogger! Its just that I have been so busy. I know you moms out there understand. We at Treasured Memories just finished hosting our 4th Mega Crop. It was a huge success! Almost 200 women in 4 days with so much creativity flowing in one very larger civic center. I taught 3 classes including the one you see above. I created this layout with the new Simple Stories line. I just love their new papers! So cute and such a great way make the waterfall book. They have these perfect little cards that make this book just perfect! I will be teaching this class again tomorrow as well as next Tuesday and Friday at Treasured Memories.

I will try very hard to do better at posting. I had several ladies tell me that they go to my blog all the time and that they were disappointed that I haven't posted in a while. I just thought nobody checked it out, but I guess I was wrong.

Until next time......
Happy Scrapping,

Sunday, June 5, 2011

School Out for Summer!

So guess what that means... I will be busy busy getting all this years layouts complete before the new school year begins. Here is a quick layout that I did, its acually a 2 page layout, but I do like the way a 1 page looks on a blog. So this is all that you get! :) I finished Drew's as well! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lets Have Some Girly Fun!!!

Summer is here and it's time to have some fun. While my boys head out to a sports camp of their own I will be over at Treasured Memories teaching girls ages 8 and up some fun projects. We will be making an altered frame where the girls will work with metal and learn how to make fun pinwheels. The will play with flowers, bling and liquid pearls too!

The chipboard book uses the Echo Park line that is so much fun! They will learn how to cover, paint and embellish their cute little books.

The altered album will be right up any girls alley! It says, "My Music My Way!" Just love this! The girls will work with metal, covering chipboard, layering paper to make this fun addition to any girls room.

Camp dates: June 29th, June 30th and July 1st. 10-2. Please contact me if interested in taking 1 or all 3 of these classes. I only have a few more spots.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Can I tell you how much I enjoy going to watch my two boys play ball. Drew has grown so much and I am so proud at his determination and drive to succeed at this sport. It is wonderful to see him enjoy something that he really really likes! He play a few positions, so that is always great. He plays short stop, third and his favorite is pitching. I hope he continues to enjoy this game and excel even further. He plays for the SBS Crusaders and he also plays for the LA Dodgers. Dax started his first year of tee-ball. Well, that is another story. He was actually too young to play this season, but good lord he's so good we couldn't see making him wait another year. He's been making mental notes from watching his brother! They agreed that if Jonathan would help coach that he could play. HA HA! This is funny....Jonathan is about to loose his religion with all these children! It's funny to see him in this role. I tell him all the time, this is what I go through teaching pre-school computer classes! Welcome to MY WORLD!!! Anyways, he has hit 5 home-runs so far. Catching and fielding is another story, but he will get it before you know it! Some dad's have asked if Jonathan will put him in coach pitch next year and that is a little funny to me. He can hit the ball that is thrown to him, that's not the problem, but he is just so young. I think I will see to it that he stays right where he is for another year. Anyways, I love me some baseball. Hope you enjoy my layouts as much as I enjoyed making them!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Catch Up Time!

Well, can I say NEGLECT! My poor little boys scrapbooks have been neglected!!! I am very busy with my two boys, baseball is in full swing and there is just no time for their scrapbooks. But I tell you, I have never started a new school year without having their previous year finished and this will be no different. I have no idea when I will fit this all in among, scrapbook classes, kids camps and the mega crop....BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE. My layouts may be simple but that is just fine by me! This is why I love scrapping doesn't have to be frilly and full of fluff! I love my boys! These pictures are from spring pictures. I used the old yellow bicycle line and I threw in a metal accent piece. Love the thought of using metal on their layouts...too cool!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!
Hot Dog! Hot Dog!
Hot Diggity Dog!
It's Dax's Day
Whatcha Waiting For?
Get Up, Stretch Out, Come Join the Fun!
Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!
Dax had a blast with some of his classmates at his birthday party. Well many of you that have followed my blog will know that I just love a good party! Kid's parties that is! The last 5 years have been so much fun...but I think I am done! I have had for Dax a John Deere tractor party, a sock monkey party, a frog party (with real live frogs), a robot party, and now a Mickey party. So my deed is done and I am retiring! Though we will have some movie parties and sleepovers I'm done with the big parties! I am happy to be hanging up this hat! Can you hear it in my voice? Well, they just tire me out! I am the one that cleans the whole house, gets the yard all ready; mowing, weed-eating, planting flowers, pressure washing and whatever else. I do all the cooking, planning, I guess what I am saying is my husband is a very lucky man.
Look at this cute picture of all the kids, they ranged in all ages from 8th grade all the way down to pre-school. Dax really enjoyed his party!
This is his best buddy- Maddox. All I ever hear about is Maddox this and Maddox that. I hope they continue to be friends, he seems to be a great kid!
Love this sweet picture of my little man! I hope you enjoy my pictures and I have already printed them (which is a rare-occurance) and hope to scrap them in the near future! Let me just say...good luck with that Wendy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day will be a little sad for my mother. She lost her mother just this past month. So when I knew that I would be teaching a Mother's Day class at TM I just knew it needed to be special. I don't usually keep the layouts that I make, because they are property of TM, but this one is a little special to me, so I just may have to purchase it or re-create it for myself. I can see pictures of my mother and grandmother on this layout! I hope you enjoy. Believe it or not I actually have 4 classes completely FULL. How exciting is that? When I began teaching this class almost 4 yrs ago I had about 2 classes and they were somewhat full each month, but this scrapbooking class has grown so much and with this I have made such wonderful friendships, and several ladies that I could call my friend, my mom, my grandmother...these ladies are all so special to me! Of course, don't forget our special dad's, we will be having a Father's Day class in June and then of course a summer layout in July. Until then, HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Nonie

Today we laid to rest my grandmother, Nonie. It was a very emotional day for so many. I could say so much about my grandmother, but then I would have to write a book. I will say that I have wonderful memories. I spent every Friday night with her as a child watching, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Dallas and Falcon Crest. Those were the days. We played games, she and my grandfather loved playing games with me, teaching me how to play black jack and gin rummy to name a few. She also taught me things like manners, and she tried to teach me the Southern ways of life, like drinking coffee...well that didn't work out as she had planned. These are just a few fun memories I will keep of her, but there are so many more, that I will in time scrapbook and journal to share with my children. May God Bless her and take care of her in Heaven. May she watch down over my family and keep us all safe until we meet her again! Love you Nonie!

Dorothy Hennessy Morris, 91, of Bay City passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Bay City. She was born February 16, 1920 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to the late John Henry & Juna Corn Goates. Dorothy has been a life long resident of Matagorda County, a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City, Eastern Star, Paul Harris Fellow, and Flora Luncheon Study Club.

She is survived by her daughter: Rhonda Broussard & husband Kent of Bay City; grandchildren Kip Broussard, Troy Broussard, Wendy Broussard Reaux, Lyia Winfrey, 12 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; first husband: Howard Travis Hennessy; second husband: C. L. Morris; son: Jimmy Howard Hennessy; 5 sisters; and 2 brothers.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Cedarvale Cemetery with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Metal Art

Connie over at TM has inspired so many women on designing layouts with metal. I fell in love with the idea, because its something new that I can do for all my boy layouts! You don't have to make the whole layout metal, you can make parts of your layout metal! This was my take on her class. The first picture, was the first layer that I finished. Everything is underneath the metal. Now you can see that I have added embellishments and added another color on top of the metal. It just needs the number sign and a picture. Can't wait to hang it in Drew's room, he loves it!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hello Scrappers!

Yes, It's me....long lost Wendy! We have been to Disney and back and now its time for me to get busy in this scrappy world! I have a class coming up at TM next Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. We will be creating this very bright but fun layout! I do have a few spots open for the Saturday class if you are interested. Please call TM at 534-4433.Last night, my guys decided to go to the UL baseball game. I always have stuff to work on for others, but I took a break and created this quick little 2 page layout for Dax. At his school they choose a child that displays Christ-like behaviors as the "Crusader" of the month. Once they receive this award they take them over to our local ice-cream parlor for a sweet treat. I hope you enjoy this layout! It was nice to finally do something for myself!
Products used: October Afternoon, Recollections, vintage milk caps, metal embellishments, Colorbok sticker letters, stickles and buttons.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

3rd Set of Disney Series @ TM

Well, they say Disney is the happiest place on earth....and I believe this to be 100% true. I worked there one summer for my college internship and it was by far the best job I've ever had...well, I must add, I really didn't have too many bills to pay, so money wasn't an issue. Today, we have responsibilities so I think that makes are jobs a little tougher!

Anyways, our Kitz couldn't have come out at a better time. We are taking our family to Disney soon, so these layouts will be in my album for sure. If you are interested, you better get over to to order yours. We have made only 50 and we have already sold 30, and they have only been out a week. The rest will be taken to Scrapfest and they will go fast. It is such a bargain! 4 layouts for $45.00...and guess what I've even paper-pieced the Mickey for you on the Animal Kingdom layout.

Hope you enjoy!