Monday, November 29, 2010

Some "Fall LOs" to share...

I used the Piggy Tales "November 2010 Kit" was fun to mix and match so many fun papers and other elements was especially nice to actually use paper and touch it...I have been doing so many digital pages lately...I wasn't sure if I even remembered how to use the "real" stuff! lol sure to check out Piggy Tales and all their kits!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


The kids have been so excited with all the snow...yesterday we took them sledding...and they had a blast...we all did in fact...I went once...just to get to the bottom of the hill before them to get some pictures of them all coming down...I quickly jumped on the back of the sled and Gina and I went down FAST! It was fun... can see from at the green grass showing through that there were a bunch of sledders the day before but NO ONE was around yesterday...just us!

...last night I created a new digital LO...and this one is of Mason...he was so funny...he just couldn't stay on that sled...and I don't know what it was...maybe he was afraid to let go so every time he crashed he always landed face first...his poor little face was so red...cold...and wet...but that didn't stop him! I used some new product by QueenofQuirk...which will be available at on 11/29! It's an amazing kit called "Reindeer Games".

Thanks for stopping by! Yeahhhh its snowing again...the kids are going crazy!!! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The kids have been enjoying the snow... least someone has right? I guess I have too but just from the living's just TOO COLD to go outside...even to get the mail...however, I did manage to go outside for a few minutes to take a few pictures...and when I came inside I should have grabbed Camryn...I bet she never goes out in the snow again after spending a little too much time out there and getting TOO COLD...and feeling a little pain because of it.

I was able to use some of Crystal's Quick Pages...quick pages are perfect for those of us who don't have a lot of time...I changed these up just a bit.

Merry&Bright Quick Page #2

Merry&Bright Quick Page #1

Merry&Bright Quick Page #3

Thanks for stopping by!

Before I forget...

...I need to share some Halloween projects... moving onto Thanksgiving...made a centerpiece for the table this afternoon with whatever I could find at home since its too crappy to be driving anywhere...and Stuart took my car to I just will need to complete my other special project BUT I HAVE TO GO TO THE STORE for that so I am hoping to make it out tomorrow...after yesterday's little scare with someone almost getting "frostbite" and tears for about a 1/2 hour...the kids have decided to stay inside today! It's so almost 3 in the afternoon we are still only up to 18* It's hard to enjoy the snow when it is SO COLD!

One more day to finish all the cleaning and pre-Thanksgiving food prep...the house will be full and we will be celebrating for all that we are Thankful for...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Couple New Projects...

I hope this VERY COLD Sunday was a great one for everyone...I think if I could have gone back to bed and started over I would have...I ended up have a horrible headache and it NEVER went away...and it seemed that just one bad thing after another happened...I managed to remake my project below but it still didn't turn out like I wanted...but I have come to realize that not everything ALWAYS works out like we have planned and product doesn't always work the way we want it it is what it is and this is how it ended up...I was able to use one of my favorite colors "yellow" a very happy color and one of my favorite words "hope". Combine the two and you have a pretty cool bracelet. Sorry about the photograph...I just haven't mastered taking pictures inside when its already dark...

Materials Used:
Deep Welled Cuff Bracelet #80990171:
AMATE Studios, October Afternoon: Pattern Paper , Queen & Co. Pearls: Yellow Sunshine

Materials Used:
Silver Rectangle Pendent #SO60600169:
AMATE Studios, American Crafts Card Stock
Piggy Tales: The Ballard of Mulan Collection: Rub-ons, Barndoors, Pattern Paper, Tulle & Heidi Swapp: Bling

...looking forward to the beginning of a new doesn't make up for the fact that my very favorite sweater is RUINED...and it doesn't make other things disappear or go way or change...but it does give us one more more day to LOVE and one more day to be together and create memories.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thank Goodness for Friends...

...who are always watching over you...I am blessed to have so many friends who care for me so greatly...some of them who live so far away and feel like there's not much that they can do for me during this time...but one friend in particular...always seems to have the right things to say and she means so much to me with her very special messages...this weekend her husband and her are singing this song at church and she shared it with me...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

These days I do cry at least once each day but it is because I am sad...the world is beautiful and life is way to short! Many prayers are being said each day for many people in my life...those who mean the most to me and my family and who are hurting..."R" "T" and "B" may God hear our prayers and continue to allow us to lean on you for support and understanding during these trials. "Everything rides on HOPE now...Everything rides on FAITH somehow..."
Yesterday, I sat through a heart wrenching "unexpected" meeting...something that had to be done...but still we didn't get things mom's strength amazes me!

Monday, November 8, 2010

...when you are behind the camera... just never know what you will see...on Saturday I was taking pictures of Ben's playoff game and this I saw by accident...and a happy accident it far these photos were my favorite from the day...I am so grateful I captured this moment for Camryn...for Tom...for myself...for Stuart...for our family...we will always cherish these moments.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take...but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

See Supply List {HERE}

I also recently completed this LO...from this summer...Camryn is waiting for all the Golfers to come in from my Dad's Golf Tournment this summer {Driving FORE a Dream}...she just sat there and watched and patiently waited...

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Inspiration Everywhere...

There's a new FREE class over at, Inspiration Everywhere...begins November {HERE} to register.
Be sure to check it out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

What a long week...looking forward to the weekend...

...this week and been especially long and tiring for my family...with another trip back to Spokane...because of the recent words we didn't want to hear "recurrent tumor". My Dad just completed his 2nd GammaKnife treatment and now we sit back and wait four more weeks...with fingers crossed....and LOTS of prayers that the radiation will kill of the cancer cells and kill this tumor so my Dad can stay with us. He is still fighting with everything he has...I can't even begin to image how he feels or what he's going through but he is the strongest person I NEVER hear him complain...or want people to feel sorry for him...when he's having a good day he even is still getting out there and playing golf...I just finished this LO to document this weeks procedure...It's been almost 8 months since my Dad's's still hard to say...My Dad has Brain Cancer....he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4...given 15 months...he's fighting...he's a fighter...we are there for him every step of the way...

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...I wanted to document this Dad's's another recent LO I made...

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Ben's had a BUSY week as started for him in August...and he is still going strong...with last Saturday's playoff win...meant they had late evening practices this week at the local highschool under the lights...preparing them for tomorrows playoff game against the undefeated Prosser we will pack up and head to Prosser tomorrow. I think the boys have a real good shot at taking this game...GO RAIDERS!

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Sunday...the entire family will be together to celebrate "our birthday". Mom is making "our" annual Birthday dinner...only Mona and her family will be missing...I wish everyone was going to be there...I think I will bring my computer with me and we can skype over dinner :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

...before the morning...