Verse of the Day

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Black Friday Turned Out to Be a PINK Day!!!!!

Before we started shopping on Friday, I met up with my son & his wife for breakfast (along with my mom, sister, two nieces and my daughter-in-law's parents) at Cracker Barrel in Ocala.  Then after having breakfast we headed to the sonogram office ... it was time to find out if I was going to have a  grandson or a granddaughter..... Well let me introduce you to my granddaughter --- Tenley Beth:

So after finding out that the baby is a girl ... I went shopping for PINK clothes! It was so fun and I did have some control,  but I can promise you Tenley Beth will have a present under Grandma's Christmas tree!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Altered Photo Frame

I made the following altered collage frame for our yourh pastor's family as a token of appreciation for all they do for us.  They are also some very dear friends as well as the family of our youngest son's girlfriend. She absolutely loved it!

Recipe (all items are CTMH with the exception of the frame):
  • Collage Frame from dollar store ($10)
  • Olivia Reflections Level 2 B&T paper
  • Stamp Sets: Timeless (Olivia WOTG), November Word Puzzle, Love Tags, The Works Alpha Set
  • Sunset Mini Medleys
  •  Chocolate Buttons
  • Foundry Embellsihments
  • Barn Red Ribbon
  • Ink Colors: Chocolate, Barn Red & Sunset

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I Am Thankful For...

Again this year, many people have been posting daily “Today I am thankful for….” on Facebook since November 1. I actually started doing that; however, I got side-tracked and didn’t keep up. So I thought I would simply list the top 25 things in my life I am thankful for. So here goes:

1. My salvation – without a doubt is what I am most thankful for because without my salvation, I would be absolutely nothing!
2. My husband – for the love we have for each other and how wonderful he is to me and this family.
3. My children --- Katie & Eric, Britt, Jake & Tara, & Jordan
4. My grandbaby – due April 24
5. My parents and the godly example they have always been
6. My in-laws --- I have the most caring and amazing in-laws
7. My siblings & the friendships we have with each other
8. My nieces & nephews
9. My Flip-Flop besties!
10. Godly friends – too many to name!!!!
11. A Bible-believing, spirit filled church
12. An AWESOME youth group
13. Good health
14. Mercy & Grace
15. Forgiveness & Unconditional Love
16. The Bible
17. Jake’s willingness to serve God with his talents
18. Jordan’s desire to serve God 100% and for the stand he has taken at school
19. The spiritual growth I have seen in Britt & Ron in the last several months
20. My job
21. Our house
22. Bills are paid, groceries are in the cabinet and the freezer is full!!!!
23. A comfortable bed to sleep in every night
24. To live in America
25. Scrapbooking

I pray that everyone has a wonderful & blessed Thanksgiving and let’s always remember to be thankful for all we have everyday!!!!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Baby is 16!

It is so hard to believe that my baby is now 16! We had a great time yesterday (Nov. 20) celebrating his birthday with family and friends. We gave him his truck (a 1992 Ford F150 with a new paint job) and he was so excited.  As you can see from the photos below, his truck is even part of his testimony. It is sucha  blessing to celebrate all of our children;s birthdays, but his is extra special due to all that we went through on our journey with cancer several years ago.  We thank God that we can celebrate not only Jordan's 16th birthday but it also means another year of being cancer free!!!! Love you buddy!  (You can read about his journey  at

Jordan's 16th Birthday:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Love CTMH Coordinating Papers & Embellishments

One of the first things that I fell in love with from CTMH was how everything coordinates perfectly (and I still LOVE!!!) I never have to worry if I am getting the right shade of blue ribbon to match my blue paper. CTMH does all that for you --- it truly is Faster. Simpler. Easier!!

From the papers to the ink colors to markers to ribbons, brads, buttons, --- everything - all the colors are perfect matches!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Little MORE Thanks

Our "Little MORE Thanks" campaign in November says "thank you" twice to you, our great customers. When you place a minimum order of $100, you'll receive the November Stamp of the Month set for free (pictures below), PLUS you can choose one more stamp set from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE! This campaign gives you the versatile Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, that you'll use year-round for thank-you cards and notes, PLUS your choice of another stamp set, size A through D. Select a birthday set, a Christmas set, a friendship set, a baby set—whatever your heart desires! We've really tailored the campaign to suit your own style and needs, whether you're a scrapbooker, cardmaker, or papercrafter. It's our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you this giving season!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Layout Pages of Our Trip to Tennessee

I have had the Felicity paper pack for over a year now and have only made one 12 x 12 page layout with it. Until now!  I have been waiting for the perfect pictures to put on these absolute beautiful pages and when I saw our pictures from our trip to Tennessee and Cade's Cove - I knew they were aperfect match!

Products used:
  • Feleicity Kit (sonstant campaign item from last Fall --- I have 2 more kits if anyone is interested)
  • Cocoa Cardstock
  • Colonial White Cardstock
  • Sorbet Ink
  • Barn Red Ink
  • Autumn Teracoota Ink
  • Versa Mark
  • CTMH Chalk (Kaleidoscope of Colors title)
  • Felt Dimensional Elements
  • Various CTMH ribbons, brads & buttons
  • 4" x 6" Flip-Flaps
  • Rub-Ons
  • Just bloom flowers