Wednesday, May 28, 2008


HappyScrappers is cancelled this Saturday. Only three people RSVPed in the affirmative.

Also, please pray for Brian's grandmother. Her name is Thelma Carlson. Put her on any prayer chain that you have at your church. She is in City Hospital with extensive blood clots in both of her lungs. For those of you that come to HappyScrappers, Thelma is Carolyn's mother and Shannon and Brian's grandmother.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Home and Happiness

I spent a long weekend with my family and took the day off today to rest up. It's back to school for me tomorrow. I had a great visit. I might make some cards or pages tonight. Does anyone still read this blog? LOL

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Tunes 1

This scrapbook page was inspired by the lyrics to the song, "I'll Fly Away." It is my favorite hymn. This 8x8 page is going in my faith book.

The lyrics are:

I’ll Fly Away

Some glad morning when this life is o'er,

I'll fly away;

To a home on God's celestial shore,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away).


I'll fly away, Oh Glory

I'll fly away; (in the morning)

When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away).

When the shadows of this life have gone,I'll fly away;

Like a bird from prison bars has flown,I'll fly away

(I'll fly away)

Just a few more weary days and then,

I'll fly away;

To a land where joy shall never end,

I'll fly away (I'll fly away)


Monday, May 19, 2008

Missions Monday

Sorry for the very blurry picture.
I hope to send this card to a missionary in Haiti. Our church supports a missionary in Haiti who has made the following requests for prayer:

Pray against demonic activity and witchcraft in Haiti, pray for an ample food supply to allow the missionaries to fulfill their commitment to feed the hungry, and pray for spirtual growth in the gospel preaching churches in Haiti.

Card Supplies: Stampin' Up Cardstock and Ink, Riveting Stamp Set (SU), Ranger Stickles, Misc. DP Scraps, Corner Rounder, Circle Punch

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sweet Friends Card

Using only cardstock that I had in my scrap basket, and the inspiration from SplitCoastStampers Limited Supply Challenge, I whipped up this card this morning before I went to church. I used an Apricot stamp from my Strawberry Shortcake stamp set. Other supplies include: Dew drops, Cuttlebug Folder, SU markers, pop dots, alphabet stamps, circle punch, ric rac, and a Scenic Route rub-on.


Jami and I trying to "look like we have some sense" as my mother put it.
Jami and I looking like "we don't have any sense" - again my mother's words.
One of my favorite photos of all time - my brother, Tim and My Aunt Irene, smiling.
My mother and I
Me with Dad

I've been feeling really homesick lately. I miss my mom, dad, brother, and sister. These are some photos I took at Christmas time and the week of Grandma's passing, my two most recent trips home. I've found myself looking at these photos a lot and I hope to order prints of them today so I can make some sentimental scrapbook pages.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Faith Card

For this card, I didn't use any rubber stamps (gasp!). Instead, I used a Creative Memories vellum quote. I'm not a huge CM fan, but I do love their vellum because it's very high quality, yet affordable. They have a packet of faith based quotes that I purchased for cardmaking and scrapbooking. The vellum quote says, "Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. " How true, how true. All of the cardstock and the ink I used around the edges is Stampin Up! I cuttlebugged the white piece. The ribbon and felt flowers are from Offray. I also used Stickles and Dew Drops.

I've Seen the Light

I've come to a realization lately. I need to take a little break from some facets of my life that have been draining me dry. I've been burning the candle at both ends, two hundred ways to Sunday, and I'm tired.
Really tired.
So, I hope to be doing a whole lot more of what fills me up and makes me happy. That means I'll be spending more time with Brian (the love of my life), hanging out with my Christian Sisters (that speak the truth proudly and without apologies), planning for my students, scrapbooking, making cards, and shopping. I'm going to take in a few good Lifetime movies, too.
Life will be grand again......
God is good, all of the time. All of the time, God is good.

Friday, May 16, 2008

My First Dew Drops Card

Happy Friday! I hadn't made a card in a while and was inspired to sit down and make one today. The inspiration for my card was the designer paper lying in my scrap basket. The stamp is from the retired "Happy Harmony" Stampin Up set. The cardstock and ink are also SU! The flower is a Bazill Wing, and the ribbon is Offray. Two of the Dew Drops are from the Lily Pad bottle and two are from the Sunflower bottle. I also used a PaperShapers punch. I'm not sure I like the corners of the card. I thought about putting Dew drops in each corner but I thought that might be too much. I'm still debating.

I hope to do some of the Splitcoast Challenges and the new Stamp Something challenge this weekend. If it doesn't rain in the morning, I hope to hit some yard sales, too. So, keep your eyes peeled. My blog is bound to see some new stuff this weekend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mail

My friend Claire (and fellow Strawberry Shortcake Collector and papercrafter) sent me a package of HappyMail on Friday. It was so nice to come home to a big envelope filled with awesome goodies. There are papers from the DCWV Baby Nursery Stack (including STRAWBERRIES!), boxes, flowers, leaves, tags, and other fabulousness from K&Company, and alphabet stickers. I love it all. Thanks so much, Claire!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Yard Sale Haul's May 3rd

I'm finally getting around to posting these pictures. Last weekend, I went yard saling with my friend Cherly. Many people don't like to yard sale with me because I am, shall we say.... fanatical. Anyhoo - Cherly was a great yard saling buddy! We went to twenty-two sales. We hit two large neighborhood sales, two church sales, the James Rumsey sale,and a few others. The church sales and the James Rumsey sale were very dissapointing, but the neighborhood sales ROCKED!

I bought:

*Huge bag of crochet thread for my mother

*Hanging bag for my punches

*NIP K&Company Scrapbook

*2 packs of brand new envelopes for cards

*Unmounted Staming Up Set - Vintage Postcard

*Stampin Up Punch

*Stampin Up Scallop Scissors

*Stampin Up Flock

*Carved animal

*Glass Bowl

*Vintage Raggedy Andy Doll

*New in box Seashell Home and Garden Party Fragrance Lamp (comes with oils and extra wick)

*A lot of chapter books for my classroom

*Stained Glass of Hummingbird and Flower

*Lead Crystal Vase

*Shelf for my MIL
*Gorgeous Framed Painting of Two Elephants for my Great Room (Original price tag of $60)

*Weight Watchers Cookbook
*Lot of two peanuts ornament (for Ebay)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Glitter, Sparkle, and Bling, Oh My!

HappyScrappers Meeting Invitation and Important Info

When: Saturday, May 31, 2008
Time: 10:00 - ??

Theme: Glitter, Sparkle, and Bling, Oh My!
Main Dish: Sweet Sloppy Joes (Steamers, Mexicans, or whatever you call 'em)

What to Bring: Your supplies, a small door prize, and wear something that sparkles

What to Expect: Games, prizes, card folding demonstration, 6x6 scrapbook layout sketch (you may want to bring one 4x6 photo to scrap), and Shannon will be awarding the HappyScrapper Champion Cup to someone.

RSVP Information: Please RSVP by emailing me or calling, on or before May 22nd. If you haven't RSVPed by that time, I will assume that you are not coming. The first one to RSVP wins a prize!

If you'd like to demo a project, teach a technique, or have any ideas for themes, projects, or activities, please let me know. Also, our Dew Drops bulk buy should be ready for the next meeting. Thank you to everyone that participated. We were able to buy eight different colors.

A couple of ladies mentioned at our last meeting that they thought it would be nice if we had HappyScrappers T-Shirts. I'm all for this idea but I don't know where to start. If any of you have info about how we could do something like that, please let me know.

What I Take On Vacation

I've been wanting to post this picture for a while. This is a shot I took right before we started loading the truck for our last road trip. These are all of the cardmaking supplies that I took to Lancaster with us. I can't leave home without them. Besides, what else would I do in the hotel room while Brian is watching hunting shows on the Outdoor Channel?