Sunday, December 27, 2009

Get Well Card

Had to tell my friend I didn't really want him to get sick just to do this card but I did have fun making it! Somehow, he understood what I meant LOL!

Watercolor crayons and pencils, chocolate scented ep (from Suz!), and believe it or not I bought some Martha Stewart stamps. I know, shocking, don't really like her, but these were on sale.

This is my interpretation of a Michael Strong card.

Did some scrapping during the Holiday!

Used some more of Commit2Paper's BoBunny kit a month ago.

Added some 29th Market transparencies which went great with these boys.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Send Love Today

If you have been looking for a place to send your gently used or new items you know you will NEVER use, this is an awesome place that makes cards and small gifts for brain tumor patients and their families. I found them through Kelli Crowe on Two Peas.

You can mail your donation to:

Send Love Today
P. O. Box 528
Berea, Ohio 44017

They also accept Paypal donations, click on the donors link.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Commit2Paper Jan09 kit

OH this months layout are a labor of love, believe you me. My computer died, my editing software is still not working properly, lost most of my pics (yeah I'm a dummy no recent backup), had major trouble reloading my printer software, UGH!!! My niece Kris came through at the last minute with pics I could use with this kit. It's kinda supposed to be winter related but we just don't have winter in Augusta so some are Christmas.

BUT I never did get a detailed picture of the kit but you can go here for details. It is a typically yummy group of papers from SEI with flocking! Already on the page so you don't have to mess with that icky stuff, love it!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cards 2009

Okay, I just had to write Ranger Industries and suggest they come up with a trigger applicator for their Stickles glitter glue!!! After doing 30 cards (or more) my hands are SORE!!!

I wanted the front of the cards to be the Swiss Dot, so bought a Cuttlebug embossing folder right? But it won't do 5.5", I tried and even tried to run it through again to get the piece it misses. No good. All that accomplished was a smashing of the dots already embossed. So I settled for the 4" in the middle hoping it would look deliberate.

Kept them simple, with glitter glue along the blue and red strip. (psssst don't tell but I used a generic glitter glue...)

The snowflake is a sizzix die run through my Cuttlebug (been giving my cb a workout lately). That was great! Got it on sale at Joann's. Popped a bit of bling in the center.

The cardstock was cheapy, used the cs that comes in the page protectors in albums LOL!!!!! I knew I wanted the Swiss Dot pattern to really stand out and Bazzill is just too thick. So cheap is now dressed up.

All in all, I'd say this set of cards cost me $30, but that includes the on sale die and embossing folder which will be used again.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Now that Crackhead has her tins, I can post pics of the ones I did, these were SOOO much fun to make!

Obviously, I did day 21 and 11. Used MM fabric tape on one and alcohol inks on the other.

So we each did one or two (or more) of these tins for Martha who is studying to be a doctor and these are "study guides" LOL!!! They all had some goodie inside. LOADS of fun making these.

This one had Reese's pieces inside, they were put in after the pic was taken.

I really liked working with the fabric tape, will use that again.

Goodies inside the black & white tin: bling!

And all the rest!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Commit2Paper November (oops December) 09 Kit and Layouts

BoBunny Back To Basics! Great colors and designs to go with just about anything. Thickers, Prima Say it With Pearls (never tried those before, love em) plus a view other little items and this was fun to work with!

My niece came down with her new hubby, her kids, his kids, we all had a blast watching the kids climb trees, run around (there is something to be said for having 2 acres) and eating Sheldon's world famous tacos.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Biltmore - last page

Okay, finally done with the layouts for our Biltmore trip so many years ago. And now I've decided I'll make my own album from scratch, cross your fingers. I'll post it when done.

This is just a wrap up page I like to do for our trips with a big pocket (this one with copper mesh) to hold maps, receipts, brochures and any notes. I used my NEW ATG gun on this, I think I'll like it.

The pocket I made with rough cb cut into 2 frames, lined with the extra thick adhesive that comes in a big sheet, needed something thicker to hold the copper mesh. Slipped copper over one frame, other frame on top of that. There are no sharp edges of copper that way. Then covered the frame with mitred pp, all from Cosmo Cricket.

Tina, this is what I was inking up my fingers with!!! Grungeboard hinges, inked them with copper catseye, kept the little "holes" and ran them back and forth over black ink, dropped a dab of glue into each hole and popped the black inked holes back in as fake nails. Kewl huh!

Had to share this pic of Yoda, funny how the camera caught his tail LOL!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More off my list - Pic reloaded

Boy photographing a double pager is tough! This is crooked as all get out, but it looks great irl. I may try again tomorrow.

This is again, a combination of a Commit2Paper and Scrapgoods kit with lots of my own bazzill cs, flowers. Couldn't find exactly the color ep for the scrolls and journal tag so I mixed three!!!! Have you ever tried that? Just be sure to NOT mix glossy with rough textured like TH distressed, not much telling what results you'll get. Inkadinkado fall stamp with white ink and the title was done with my NEW Cricut Cartridge Designer's Calendar, love that.

One more "Wrap Up" page and this project is DONE. I'll reload all the pages when done so you can see the entire trip. I'm thinking of making an album to hold it, have some 12x12 cs and various binding ideas, we'll see if I get that ambitious.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Commit2Paper Oct09 Kit!!!

You like Daisy D's? Who am I kidding, we all like Daisy D's! Puffy Thickers, Daisy D's chipboard stickers, BoBunny Chunk Charms and ribbon round out the kit.

Here's the kit and my first layout with it, ain't Boo too funny? Used a sketch from our OSU buddy Lissa, thanks for the inspiration!

Not happy with the pic of my layout, I'll try to retake it tomorrow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hey Cuz! Just for you!

What's inside? Well you'll have to wait to see.....


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Progress on my list

Made my list and got started on all those "In Progress" scrapping projects.

This is one of the last two layouts for our Biltmore trip. The very last one is a two pager. Started out using that yummy November 2006 MME Bohemia kit with extra papers from Cosmo Cricket from ScrapGoods. Remember that one! I had started with that kit and completed two pages. Then did two more with a Commit2Paper kit with very similar papers. So this is a combination of SG and C2P! Not sure where the "Moments" cb tag came from, it doesn't say Cosmo but it sure matched, and used Thickers from the June 2008 C2P (I think) dabbed them with a little blue paint, plus petaloos from a buy on PeachyCheap. And the MR kraft journaling tag from Chere's swap. So many people had a hand in this LOL!

Made a pocket (love to do that) to hold the hotel memorabilia. You can see a faint scroll on the pocket using the template from that months SG kit, but didn't turn out too well.

Oh well, I like and one check off the list.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Too Many Projects!!

Amy asked this question a few days ago about what projects do you have looming over your head and why? That got me looking at mine and oh dear!

The 3 drawer unit in the back are three more projects. No, these are not the hundreds of pictures we all have that need to be scrapped, these are actual projects that I have printed pics, picked out papers and embellies and even in some cases started on pages! Still sitting there looking at me in those three drawers and three of my homemade CH holders Ridiculous.

So, now I'm going to get a piece of paper and write down each one, title of project, date, and then hang that list up on my bulletin board so I have to look at it everyday.

Think that'll get me going? We'll see, I'll let you know.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Crazy Cat

I have never seen a cat do this! Course mine would get smacked for being on the counter, but still!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Commit2Paper September 09 Layouts

These PaperTrunk papers are just so sweet to work with! Love good quality paper. I guess originally they were meant for fall type pics, but I think they do a FINE job with heritage! Oh and just had to make a card too, cause I really needed one!

Added one shaped paper from Making Memories on the AFS Convention. Just noticed I think I spelled sargent wrong. Oh well, I might put a journal tag over that to "fix" it.

On Sgt. Beasley, I painted the chipboard corner flourishes with four different paints using my finger! Finger painting, Joyce style LOL!

Thanks for looking, get you this kit!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mama Lori Birthday (see Sheldon as a teenager)

Yep I'm evil.

Used the sketch Jen has on her site, I think it's from pagemaps? And of course this yummy kit from Commit2Paper. Added the Prima Voila lace across the top. And just had to get my hands dirty so inked up the little bit of ribbon, it was a bit too white for me.

Sheldon HATES these pictures, but I think he was such a cutie!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Commit2paper Sept09 Kit

Are you ready for fall layouts? Yummy Paper Trunk rich reds and greens, browns, great Thickers and ribbons. Bazzill Chip flourishes to alter in dozens of ways. Oh and a really cool Paper Trunk Chipboard Wheel! I've made one before, it wasn't easy, so this is all ready for you to alter! I just love hidden journaling or ways to make a layout interactive.

Have fun!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Commit2Paper August 2009 Kit!

Wow these colors are amazing. Double sided paper from American Crafts, Moda Bella, Bazzill Bitty Blossoms jar of 60!!! AC Ribbon, Thickers fonts and shapes and Bazzill Chips Corners! Whew, lots of goodies. Oh and 2 sheets each of three colors of cardstock. I've added a few items of mine and used some different Thickers on a few but this kit is so adaptable you'll get lots of use! I know I have lots more I'll be doing with this kit as there are still bunches of pics to scrap from our San Antonio Retreat. Hehe, yep they were my guinea pigs this month.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

My sistah sent me this lil diddy:

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin.
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.

Southern women know their manners:
"Yes, ma'am."
"Yes, sir."
"Why, no, Billy!"

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions :
"Y'all come back!"
"Well, bless your heart."
"Drop by when you can."
"How's your Momma?"

Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The rivuh
The crick

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Iced sweet tea with mint

Southerners know everybody's first name:

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy
Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma's homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Foat Wuth

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the three deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food

Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them , you "PITCH" them.

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, . as in: "Going to town, be back directly."

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad.. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb , or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're "in line," we talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her heart" ... and go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!

And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, ... bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."

Now...... Shugah, send this to someone who was raised in the South or wish they had been!

If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it. We know you got here as fast as you could

Monday, July 27, 2009

Health Care Plan - a few details

This is only through page 498 of the over 1000 pages. Again, thanks to Joe Shmoe.

Analysis of Health Care plan with page numbers

Pg 317 L 13-20 - Prohibition on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own.
Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 - Prohibition on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand
Pg 321 2-13 - Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception to expansion rule, but "community input" (ie, ACORN) required.
Pg 341 Lines 3-9 - Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advanced Plans, HMOs, etc., forcing people into Govt plan
Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Govt will restrict enrollment of Special needs people.
Pg 379 Sec 1191 - Govt creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee. (Health Care by phone)
PG 425 Lines 4-12 - Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. Senior Citizens must meet with Govt representatives on a regular basis (more often if ill) to discuss "end of life" issues
Pg 425 Lines 17-19 - Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 - Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death
PG 427 Lines 15-24 - Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends
Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An "Advance care planning consult" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates
PG 429 Lines 10-12 "Advance care consultation" may include an order for end of life plans.
Pg 429 Lines 13-25 - The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
PG 430 Lines 11-15 - The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life
Pg 469 - Community Based Home Medical Services (ACORN Medical Svcs)
Page 472 Lines 14-17 - Monthly payments to community-based organizations (ACORN)
PG 489 Sec 1308 - The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage
Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those svcs
Pg 167 Lines 18-23 - Any individual who doesn't have acceptable Health Care according to the Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income
Pg 170 Lines 1-3 - Any nonresident Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)Pg 195 - Officers & employees of Health Care Administration of Govt will have access to all Americans financial and personal records
PG 203 Line 14-15 - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that
Pg 239 Line 14-24 - Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected
Pg 241 Line 6-8 - Doctors, doesn't matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same
PG 253 Line 10-18 - Govt sets value of Doctor's time, professional judgement, etc.
PG 265 Sec 1131- Govt mandates & controls productivity for private Health Care industries
PG 268 Sec 1141 - Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs
PG 272 SEC. 1145 - Controls treatment given at Cancer hospitals - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing
Page 280 Sec 1151 - The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions
Pg 298 Lines 9-11 - Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission will be penalized
Pg 22 of the Health Care Bill mandates that the Govt will audit the books of all employers that self insure
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - Establishes a Govt committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get
Pg 29 lines 4-16 - Rationing of health care
Pg 42 - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice
Pg 50 Section 152 - Health Care will be provided to all non US citizens, illegal or otherwise
Pg 58 - Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued
Pg 59 at lines 21-24 - Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer
Pg 65 Sec 164 - This is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in community orgs (ACORN).
Pg 72 Lines 8-14 - Govt is creating an Health Care Exchange to bring private plans under Govt control.
Pg 84 Sec 203 - Govt mandates all benefit pkgs for private plans be in the Govt health care exchange
Pg 85 Line 7 - Specifics for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare
Pg 91 Lines 4-7 - Govt mandates "linguistic appropropriate services." Translation: spanish/for illegal aliens and others
Pg 95 Lines 8-18 - The Govt will use groups (i.e., ACORN & Americorps) to sign up individuals for Govt plan
Pg 85 Line 7 - Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans.(#AARP members - your care will be rationed)
Pg 102 Lines 12-18 - Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
Pg 124 lines 24-25 - No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly
Pg 127 Lines 1-16 - Doctors/ #AMA - The Govt will set compensation for you
Pg 145 Lines 15-17 - An Employer MUST automatically enroll employees into Govt plan
Pg 126 Lines 22-25 - Employers must pay for health care for part time employees AND their families.
Pg 149 Lines 16-24 - Any Employer with a payroll of 400K & above who does not provide public option pays an 8% tax on all payroll
Pg 150 Lines 9-13 - Any employer with a payroll betwween 251K-400K who doesn't provide public option pays a 2-6% tax on all payroll

I swear, they wrote this with Atlas Shrugged at their elbow!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

San Antonio

Love love love this July Commit2Paper kit! These Pancy Pants "Summer Soiree" papers have been so much fun to work with.

Here's our group pic from the San Antonio Retreat, so sorry more of us didn't get to go cause it was a blast! I had seen the main 'serious' photo, but when I was the goofy one, this layout started building itself in my head.

Used three of the patterned papers, one of the cs and added another cs (green) from my stash. Plus some Daisy D rubons, a little help from my computer. The chipboard flourishes (remember those from the SG kit?) were painted orange, then green crackle paint. I had the cb star all painted up but ran out of room! May still see if I can crowd it in there.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Commit2Paper July09 Layouts

I started these in San Antonio! Got my kit the day before leaving, so glad cause it was fun. I didn't realize till I got home that all the pics were on an angle. That was an accident! But like the way they turned out.

We finally got our pics from all retreat ladies uploaded to photobucket so I'll have some more layouts with those!

Enjoy, more layouts of our zoo trip.