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Sunday, May 29, 2011

LMCB # 40 - Paper Piecing!

Hello!! Today's another new challenge at Lasting Memories! I didn't get a chance to get my LO done. I had been working on it and then in a rush to finish it up yesterday, I wrecked it. So now I have to get creative and fix it! Once that's done, I'll get it posted. In the mean time, hop over and chk out what my talented DT came up with! It's all about paper piecing this week and they ROCKED it!! Cya soon!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

LMCB #39 - We're Going Floral!

Good morning! Hope everyone is having a FABULOUS wknd! Today at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to use flowers on your LO. However you want to incorporate that is completely up to you!! I decided to do a LO using the flowers the kid's got me for Mother's Day. They're so pretty!! I added some floral embellies as well. Be sure to pop over to Lasting Memories and chk out the rest of the team's work!! Play along too, we'd love to have you!

Just a little HEADS UP! There's a couple great giveaway's going on! Hop over and visit Melissa to see what she's giving away (you won't be sorry!) and then be sure to visit Celeste and you'll be glad you did!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

SUPER Cute!!

I found THE cutest discovery in my yard yesterday evening!! Chk my photography blog to see what I found!! Come on back tmw for my Lasting Memories post too! Have a great wknd!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WAY Behind & 2 Awards!!

Good morning friends! I am SO behind these days and really missing my crafty time. I missed my Lasting Memories challenge this week!! You can find it HERE and it's a fun one! Come on out and join us!

I was away most of the wknd and went on my first "Bus Tour" to Algonquin Park. Was called the Spring Moose Tour. I finally saw my first moose! Super exciting. You can view the pics HERE (be sure to scroll down a post to see the moose)

Also, one more thing! Wan to win some candy? Click HERE to find out how!

Huge thank you to my good friend Kelli for these great awards! I'll have to come back and pass them on!

Have a great day today. I am hoping to get some time in, even if it's digital!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tell Your Friend's - It's Candy Time!!

Want a chance to win this?? Hop on over to visit my very good friend Kelli so see how!! Good luck!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

FBW #154 - Anything But A Card!

Good morning!! I had a few minutes to sit and come up with something to play along with one of my favorite challenges, FBW!!  This week they are challenging us to Anything But A Card! These days, that is right up my ally. So, I came up with this LO. I haven't added journaling yet as I have to confirm the date. Ashleigh looks about 4, Andrew maybe 8? If not 3 and 7. I adore this pic! The kit is a freebie from Daisy Trial and I found my butterfly here!

Here's a couple other challenges I'm entering!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge # 37 - Photo Inspiration!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Hope everyone has a fabulous day today!!! I am doing NOTHING but relaxing....

Today is a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! We're using a photo inspiration (above) today and here's what I came up with. This is another digi layout that I did using the FREE software at Daisy Trail. Now, get on over to LM and check out what the DT came up with and if you played along last week, don't forget to see if you're a winner of our blog candy and/or Top 3!! Have a FABULOUS day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

To All My Friends .. Happy Mother's Day!!

A little early here, but somewhere in the world, it's already Mother's Day. My Aunt sent me this today and I absolutely love it. I wanted to share with you and I'm certainly going to print this one off for those days when we DO think..."Why Me?" Happy Mother's Day!!


Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox..
Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what
The vacuum just sucked up...
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little
Voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth
Is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mummy to Mum to Mother.....

The Images of Mother

  4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mummy can do anything!
  8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mum knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!
14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue. .
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mum? She's so five minutes ago.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mum's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mum would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mum.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair..

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. 

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Invitations are DONE!

Well, hello!!! Yes, I have been super busy trying to finish these invitations. I didn't realize it would be so tedious! Alot of cutting, adhering..alot of WORK!! But, they are DONE and I am happy with them! Kenny and Kristy are super happy with them as well. Here's a little idea of the work involved (note the word LITTLE as there was a lot more! LOL!) and then the finished product. There's 80 of these, so take into the account - 2 scrolls, 3 pearls, 1 bow, 1 locket and 2 punched edges PER invite! A lot of work, but so worth it when you see them all done. Would love to hear what you think!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hurry Over To Lasting Memories!!

We've hit 3000 visits over at Lasting Memories, so we're offering up CANDY!! Chk out how YOU can get a chance to win!! Contest closes Saturday, May 7th @ 9pm EST!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

An Award!

Good morning! I want to send a HUGE thank you to Dina for giving me this award!! THANK YOU!! What an honor! Here's what I have to do:

Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic! Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they have an E2 out share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs! You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself
Ok, so here goes!

5 Cricut related things about me:
  1. I love my circut!!
  2. I love sharing special time with my daughter and teaching her how to use it
  3. Like Dina, I have a soft spot for animals and children
  4. My favorite seasons are spring (once the rain's over!) summer and fall
  5. Family is the most important thing in my life and I just love to scrap all those special moments!!
Now I have to pass this one to 10 ppl!
  1. Denise
  2. Ali
  3. Kristie
  4. Sharon
  5. Jessica
  6. Kelli
  7. Michele
  8. Amy
  9. Brenda
  10. Kim
Enjoy ladies!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

LMCB #36 - All About You!

This week at Lasting Memories, it's all about you!! Come on over and join us! This is a quick post as we have company this evening (yes, pre-posting for tmw!) be sure to pop over to LM and chk out what the DT came up with and be sure to chk in every day next week as our newest DT members submit their layouts!! Have a great day!!