Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Fabulous Award times 3

In the past week I have received the Fabulous Blog Award from 3 different friends, Julie H., Heidi, and Dee! Thanks girls, for thinking I am worthy enough to receive this very special award!!

Once you accept this Fabulous Award, you need to list five addictions, and then pass the award on to 5 fabulous friends!

So in no particular order, my addictions are:

1. Dark Chocolate
2. Uggs & Warm Wooly Socks (hey it's still freezing cold here)
3. My iPod
4. Fresh Fruit Smoothies
5. Orange Gatorade

I am nominating the following Fabulous bloggin' babes!!




Julie B.


Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Favs

It's time for Friday Faves!

One of my favorite chocolates!! MoonStruck

LOVE Letters

I love flourishes! Flourishes are popping up everywhere! This afternoon I went to see my local sewing dealer because I need to replace my dead sewing machine, and look what I found! How pretty is this sewing machine!!!! Sadly I did not come home with it. Bernina

And these Birki's.......aren't they Cute!!!! I do have these and love them!! Birkenstock Noppy Sandals
The Noppy Noppys from Birkis Spring/Summer 2009

And who doesn't love Damask! Isn't this stamp beautiful!!
Flourish Stamps


And I leave you with this funny!!!!!

Enjoy!! ROFLMAO!!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Remember Me

I think all of us know someone serving in the armed services. Be it your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, brother, sister, mother, father, friend, or even a stranger.....they are all fighting to protect our rights and our freedom. If you have a moment, please watch this short clip. I promise it will touch your heart!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Creative Scrappers Guest Designer Spot

I was recently invited to be a Guest Designer for Creative Scrappers. When Kristine sent me the beautiful sketch, I knew instantly that I wanted to use my new Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. This is my take on sketch #36 designed by Shanna Lewter. I had such a wonderful time working with this lovely sketch! If you haven't already paid a visit to Creative Scrappers website, do yourself a favor and hop on over. They have a wonderful community and you'll find lots of beautiful inspiration there!!
Thanks a bunch Kritine!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Faves!!

Wow, this week went by quickly...........hard to believe it's Friday already!! Since my class with Karen Russell started this week, I have photography on the brain. So most of my faves this week are photography related.....but they're awesome and I'm sure you'll enjoy!

1. I ordered an awesome new camera strap from the talented Emily Falconbridge !! Love these! They are all so beautiful, I had a really hard time choosing just one!!

2. I absolutely love my Crumpler 5 Million Dollar camera bag. It's very practical and holds everything I need and then some.

3. I just discovered this really really fantastic blog the other day called I Faces . I love it!! I have a thing for faces, front porches & grills (not the bbq kind....but the front end of old cars, kind of grills)!

4. My absolutely most favorite lens of all time is my Canon 50mm f1.4!

5. I got new shoes!! I have a wedding to attend and heals are out of the question!! I tried to find a pair of flats that were open enough to accommodate for the swelling on my post-op foot. This is what I came up with. Does anyone remember Earth shoes from the 70's? They used to be really wide, ugly things that made you look like platapuss feet!! Well their styles have certainly changed. I love the rosettes on the toes. I also think these will be great for Spring & wearing with capris!

I Like:

Stunning by Earth at Zappos.comStunning
by - Powered by Service

Monday, January 19, 2009

Classes start today!!

Today I start my photography classes with Karen Russell!!! Yes, the one and only world famous Karen Russell!!! I am SO excited!!! She is so enthusiastic & passionate about her craft and I just love her to bits!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Faves!!

This week I did a bit of blog surfing and came across some really great finds! These are my favorite! If you need to add a touch of humor to your day, have a peek at these. They're sure to make you smile!! Enjoy!

Word to your Mother
Way too funny!!! I'll be stalking this place for sure!

Nerdy Jess

Blog Stalkers Unite

My Dogumentary My girl Miss Riley this blog!

Bombshell Stamps Ooh la la

The Secret's in the Sauce

Friday, January 9, 2009

Five Friday Faves

With CHA just around the corner and all the sneak peeks floating around, these are my faves so far..........

Love the new My Mind's Eye fresh!!

Oh how I love the Narratives collections! Now that Karen Russell will no longer be designing product after this season, I plan to get my hands on as much of her goodies as possible and hoard it!!

Love, Love, the Prima goodies!!!

OMGosh!!!! and how about these butterflies!!!

Yum....Tattered Angels! Can't wait to see more!!

And while shopping at Michael's today I scored some major Prima goodies!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

The New Year is off to a great start at MCS

I created these layouts for My Creative Scrapbook using January's Limited Edition Kit which features Webster's Pages. This has to be my top favorite kit to date!! I LOVE WP!!!! The quality of these beautiful papers is unbelievable! They are double-sided and a nice heavy weight. The embellishments included in the kit are amazing!! There's lots of ribbon & lace, satiny flowers, lovely velvet medalions and a long strand of pearl beads that have the most gorgeous creamy luster to them!! You really you need to see & feel these!! The entire kit is fabulous and filled with lots of gorgeous goodies!!

Grow Old With Dogs

When I am old...
I will wear soft gray sweatshirts and a bandana over my silver hair,
and I will spend my social security checks on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dogs' breathing.
I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow.
When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs,
and talk of them and about them......the ones so beloved of the past and the ones so beloved of today.
I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping, washing, brushing, and feeding them,
and whispering their names in a soft loving way.
I will be an embarrassment to all, especially my family,
who have not yet found the peace in being free to have dogs as your best friends.
These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall,
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep, to greet you as if you are a God.
With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that you will always stay, I'll hug their big strong necks.
I'll kiss their dear sweet heads,
and whisper in their very special company.
I look in the mirror
and see I am getting old.
This is the kind of person I am,
and have always been.
Loving dogs is easy,
They are part of me.
Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives;
they love my presence in their lives.
When I am old this will be important to me.
You will understand when you are old....
if you have dogs to love too.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday Faves

I LOVE music! All music, all genres! Here are my top favorite CD's for the year.

Viva La Vida

And Winter Came

3 Doors Down

Rock n Roll Jesus

Love On The Inside [Deluxe Fan Edition]

A Hundred Million Suns [Deluxe Edition] [CD + DVD]

Blog Widget by LinkWithin