Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Goal

So..I have decided to set myself a new goal. Every Saturday; I am going to use my Cricut to create a new project to use on a layout, card, or other crafty item and every Wednesday I am going to create a new CTMH project - something other than a layout.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A whole New World with CTMH

I have been a huge fan of Close To My Heart products for a good while now. I became a consultant to support my habit. This past week was the annual Convention; a time when the company reveals new items and a new book. OMG - I am sooo excited!

When I look at the artwork some of these consultants display (from the convention pictures to their personal blogs); I am totally amazed! I strive to be half as good as some of these gals. I have made it a goal of mine to use every single item in the new book and set aside creative time for me at least 3 times a week.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kylee Drew and Horses

My baby granddaughter loves the outdoors. She took her first trip to a horse show on Saturday. She loved the horses! She would giggle every time one would go by her. A co-worker's daughter was competing. I took Kylee down to see her horse up close. She was in awe! Of course; she was saying "Dog" the entire time! She would just pet and pat the horse and kept wanting to go back. I can't wait until our next adventure!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

YOU & ME with a Twist

CTMH is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with a fabulous kit; YOU & ME. When I received mine; I immediately fell in love with the manly color tones and knew it would be perfect for a golf layout. While I didn't follow the guide that came with the kit; I still think my layout turned out pretty good. This is my adopted son, his cousin, and friend golfing in NC.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Roller Coasters

This past month has been an emotional roller coaster. I have had so much going on that I just really wanted to hibernate to my crop room and never want to see anyone. I have the most understanding boss in the world. My mind has not been on work; it has been thinking about the ride I am on.

Things have got to get better than what they are on.

Sunday, January 09, 2011


So, today I felt better than I have in a long time. I ate lunch with a special group of people. One of my best friends is getting ready to be a first time grandmother. OHHHH the joys! I hope tomorrow's inducing goes well for Katie Bug.

This past month has been a roller coaster. I am hoping that January 1 will start a whole new life for all of us. I feel better about the future than I ever have. My daughter made the decision 5 months ago and is starting a new chapter in her life and I couldn't be happier for her.

I spent the last 4 days with my granddaughter. She is growing so fast. On January 15; she will be 10 months old. She has 2 teeth and is crawling. She still hasn't said Mommy and it is killing my daughter. I could be a full time grammie forever. Seriously!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Rememberance has been forever since I posted. Life has gotten in the way of most things I enjoy. Today is a bad day for me; for on December 27, 2005 at 10:00 pm; my world came crashing down. My father passed away. My father was a great man - everyone loved him. He never met a stranger and would give a stranger the shirt off of his back. He helped everyone. He was my repairman, carpenter, electrician, mechanic, and the person I called when I heard a noise at night.

I recently bought a house and many times I wish he was here to see and help me through it. Because he would know what to do. He would know how to make my washer and dryer work in the room I wanted it in. He would know what was causing that leak that nobody else can seem to figure out. He would know how to fix that squeak in my floor. He would know why I have ice cicles the size of my leg running off the roof of my house. And he would have already taken care of most of them.

What I miss most - his silent laugh. The grin he would get on his face and his belly roll and you never heard a peep from him. But you knew he was laughing and trying to keep the tears from rolling down his face. I miss his thoughfulness.

He never got to see his only grandchild graduate highschool. He never got to see his first great granddaughter be born. He will never get to witness the happiness in his granddaughter's eyes. He will never see that his great granddaughter is doing the same things his granddaughter did as a baby.

I miss him so much - there are times I relive that night over and over. There are times I just think it was a dream. Daddy's are supposed to be around forever.