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Thank You Veterans

 A very special thank you to my cousin for the sacrifices she made as and her husband who served in the US Army.

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Keeping It Simple

I was working on another new layout for Memories Live On this past week and no matter how much I added to it, I eventually had to take it all off. The clean and simple scrapper in me couldn’t handle the clutter!

I can do small clusters, but for some reason this layout wouldn’t go beyond what is there now. And believe me, I tried. I tried ribbon, buttons, more ribbon and none of it worked. So here it is in all it’s simplicity.

 I really wanted to highlight the Anna Griffin paper. I cut up the green and pink to create the background. Then I used both sides of another paper to frame the photo. I used some cardstock and the rest of the patterned paper to create the flowers, which I cut with Donna Salazar’s Bitty Blossoms by Spellbinders. Here is the complete supply list:

Paper: Anna Griffin

Cardstock: Bazzill “Snowy”

Die-cuts: Spellbinders “Shapeabilities: Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms,” Provo Craft Cuttlebug

Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives “3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue,” GlueArts “Glue Glider Pro: PermaTac”

Stickers: American Crafts Thickers “Puffy: Chit Chat (White),” Scenic Route “Olive Date Labels”

That’s it for me for a little while. Spring break is coming up and we are taking a much anticipated vacation!

Keep crafting! Until next time…

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A Dream Weekend

What would you want to do for a whole weekend if you had it all to yourself? Well, the answer to that is quite easy for me! I would want to scrap the weekend away! And I have the perfect spot too!

My friend, the uber-talented Christine, just started a new endeavor…a scrap retreat house!!! You can read all about it here! I have already spent quite a bit of time perusing the site and trying to convince dh that I NEED to go! LOL! I think I will have better luck with him once I round up a couple of my girlfriends to go with me! It is a bit of a drive, but one I would definitely be willing to make! Are you interested? Go check out Christine’s blog (she has an awesome RAK going on right now!) and the Scrap Retreat House website.

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Happy New 2009!!!

Wishing you and yours


a wonderful new year!


Happy 2009!!!


(I will be back to blogging and creating on a more regular basis once the kids get back to school! Until then, enjoy the rest of your Christmas holiday!)

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Girl’s Night!

This past Saturday, I got to spend the evening with two of my scrappy friends! It was sooo fun! We had such a blast! We met at the house of the girl that was located in the middle and chatted and scrapped all night! And since we are all Fiskateers, we had all responded to a call on the Fiskateer message board for volunteers to create a layout for a baby book (unbeknownst to each other).  Here is what we created!

(All of the layouts are 8×8)

hisaho1Isn’t this darling? My friend used the Cricut to create the title and the pea pod!

Jennifer created this one:

jennifers-lo

And here’s mine!

lo-for-carrie

patterned paper:  Heidi Grace Designs, Cloud 9 Design

ribbon: Michaels and Oriental Trading Co.

tools: Cuttlebug and Cricut

stamp: Heidi Grace Designs

ink: Close to My Heart

flowers: Heidi Grace Designs

floss: DMC

buttons and cardstock: unknown

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Yup…I found something that is more exciting than scrapbooking. College football. Especially when it is my Texas Longhorns in the Red River Rivalry against the Oklahoma Sooners. And it is #5 (Texas) against #1 (OU) and no one expects us to win. But we did.

Texas 45OU 35


Hook ‘Em Horns!!!

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Unfortunately, my body demanded it! Not to bore you, but my back went out on the 4th and I couldn’t walk for 2 days and was in pretty bad pain for a week. Just went to the doctor’s yesterday and got some medication and some stretching exercises. Hopefully this will eliminate the pain for good. Now back to our regularly scheduled program!

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