Thursday, June 25, 2009

Busy Weekend Coming!!

Today I am leaving to go to my Granddaddy's house in Plant City, it is just a stop along the way. I will be going to my Family Reunion on my Mom's side in Sopchoppy. It is a town so small that if you blink while going threw it, you'll miss everything. LOL I haven't been to a reunion in years and I am very excited. There are a few people going that I haven't seen since I was very young. Then on Sunday we are driving to my Dad's house (about 1 1/2 hours away) to see him and drop the kids off. WHAA WHOO!!!! Then it is back home to finish packing up the house for the move.
I will be sure to take loads of photos to scrap.
Here are a few from last weekend.
Mom and me.

Luci and his Mom.
All the little kids.
Luci and my Mom.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

On The Move!

As most people know, I am not a big fan of SW Florida. I have never really been a beach person, give me a nice clean pool or water park and I am happy. I hate the congestion of the city and it seems every year it gets worse and worse. The economy is really bad right now, you are never safe, everyone has the risk of losing their job right now. I honestly think the only good thing about SW Florida (to me) is that my family and friends are here.
So that being said Luci and I have decided to move to North Florida. I know we went to North Carolina and we all know how that ended, um yeah we are back in SW FL. We have done our research on the county we will be living in, checked out the area and schools. Map Quested the scrapbook stores in the area. LOL It is small town life at it's best. We will be about 45 minutes west of Tallahassee, I don't know if you have ever been there or not but is is beautiful. When I was little we lived about 45 minutes south of Tallahassee and it was awesome. There are SEASONS!!! No snow, but there is a definite Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
I want to get my kids away from all the violence & gang activity. I want them to go to schools that do not condone promiscuity and homosexuality. I don't want to worry about someone trying to sell them drugs or hurting them if they go outside to play. I know it is everywhere and you can't escape it but I can get them away from the city where is is so common.
Luci and I have already found jobs and my Dad (he is doing much better by the way) and Arlene (whose a teacher) will be keeping the kids while we work. As soon as we are stable and get settled I will cut back to part time and be home with the kids. We will be pulling out on July 6th.
I told my Mom and Step Dad today that we are for sure moving, they knew but we hadn't 100% confirmed it. They took fairly well. My Step Dad is really close with my boys and he is having a little bit of a hard time with it but it will bring them up more often to visit (my moms family lives about 1 hour from where we will be). Here are a few photos of the local area.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Graphic 45 Chose Me!!!!!

Wow! I am so honored today. Graphic 45 has chosen me to be highlight on their blog. How awesome is this? I love their patterned papers and the vintage feel to them. I never really got into vintage until I started going to my LSS Strawberry Fields. When I saw the paper I had to have one of them all and Pam is set up to receive all the newest releases, so we never have to worry about missing out on any.
I want to say thank you to Graphic 45 and their DT for choosing me to be highlighted. Here is my latest G45 LO.

My Baby is 5!!!

I can't believe how big he is getting. Seems like yesterday he was tiny and in my arms. He is still sweet. He does this little thing that is so cute. When I give him a kiss he wipes his mouth and pretends that he is putting the kiss in his pocket, then he tells me he is saving it for later. Yesterday he asked me why the clouds were following him, I told him I didn't know why, he said cause he was cool and they wanted his autograph. LOL What a stinker. Here is a photo of him and his brothers at his Birthday Party! When I scrap this one, I will call it " The Lollipop Gang".

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Something New!

Updated: One of the requirements for the cards are that they have no glitter on them. If the glitter gets on the soldiers it could lead to a compromising situation.

I always want to do so much more then I am capable of doing. It always seems like something gets in the way. I stumbled on this web site about a week ago and thought, there it is, this is what I can do. My niche. The military is looking for blank cards to send to the troops, so that they can turn around and send them back to there family. I love to make cards, so much that I have a box full of them sitting here. My goal is to send off a filled flat rate box by the end of summer. The cool thing is that they supply the envelops, as long as it is a A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 finished). To get it started I used the scraps from my SSS June kit to make these 3 cards, I also used from my stash as well. If you would like to help you can send your cards to me and I will send them off or you can send them direct. Email me if you would like to participate at .

Monday, June 1, 2009

Scrap N Supply Shacks June Kit!

What a great kit they put together this month. It has Basic Grey, Wisteria. Absolutely Gorgeous!
It is filled with little bits of this and that that work so well with the beautiful colors of the paper. Here is what I put together with the kit.