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From December 2008 through December 2011- our group of ladies have sent 6,117 cards to the troops.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Evacating due to Hurricane Gustav

the Southwest and South East coast of Louisiana is in the process of evacating the area. We have a possible Cat 4 or 5 heading to the centeralize coast line of Louisiana. The new Orleans metro area being on the east side of the storm is not good. There could be some serious flooding.

I will be heading in land to Mississppi around the Hatteisburg area, yes still might be in Hurricane force winds. If we see a need to move further north we will pack the cars and move further up. Since yesterday people have been flowing out of the area, the interstate systems have been bumper to bumper since yesterday. I will be leaving Sunday and that is when contra flow beginnings which is not going to be a fun ride.

Still preparing the house for the storm. Hubby is staying home, still trying to talk him into coming with us.

If you would like to keep track of the storm and other facts associated with the storm go to the following links.

channel 6 local weather and doing an excellant job on coverage

channel 4 local weather and doing a good job on coverage

the local newspaper is Times Picayune


Monday, August 25, 2008

Dollar Tree Find

Check out these pretty beaded trims (lace) that you could use on your cards or layouts.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Some Blog Candy

Crafting Fairy is offering some Blog Candy. It is Christmas related, click this link to find it.

A request for a card

My youngest son, Peter has requested a birthday card for this Saturday. His best friend, Shawn's little sister, Lindsey is having a brithday. The little spiral frame is pop dotted. This was a fun card to make.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Yes another Brithday gift

When I arrived at the crop on Saturday this package was waiting for me. My scrapping friend, Lisa, gave it to me. She also gave me some balloons and made a delicious cake. Thank You Lisa.

Another Birthday card and Gift

Saturday at the crop. Tammy and Courtney dropped off this beautiful card to me along with some rubber stamps. Thank you for the gift

More Christmas cards

While at the Lisa's crop I was able to complete the fronts of 12 christmas cards. I still have to decorate the inside of each. card.

I won thanks to Garnet

I was busy talking, when I heard Garnet repeating the numbers on the ticket 829. Yes I am a talking machine. When I realize that she was calling my number. A really cute word set. "Dream, Imagine, Wish".

Lisa's thanks for being such a great hostess..

Sunday, August 17, 2008

6 x 6 kit swap for The Crop Room

I decided to join on a 6 x6 kit swap. My online group "The Crop Room" While at the crop yesterday I assembly the kit and made a cute little snail paper piecing for each kit.

RAK - all the way from New Zealand

One of my online scrapping friend from my group "The Crop Room" had an RAK on her blog, offering some lace and I accepted. Now I just need to figure out what I want to use it for cardmaking or scrapbooking.

RAK - A happy mail

Last night when I got home from Lisa's crop this envelope with a bunch of goodies was awaiting me. What a great gift. I love to receive happy mail (happy mail - is anything that is not a bill or junk mail). I would like to thank that the person that send these goodies my way. I think I might have a clue. It might have been a tablemate of mine yesterday at the crop (JL). Thank you Thank you

Make N Takes from Lisa's Crop (08/16/08)

Yesterday from 1:00 p.m till midnight I attended Lisa's monthly crop at the Harahan Senior Citzen Hall. Overall it was a nice day, although the weather at times were bad. Rain on and off all day yesterday. The two snails were the paper piecings that was did in my class. I am not actually sure what you would call what we did in Lisa's make n take, maybe a christmas ornament that you can include a picture on. It was fun and very pretty.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A birthday Gift

Yesterday was my 24th wedding anniversary. But I received a belated birthday gift from my sister, Lizzy and her family. She was shopping at Target (Westbank) when she stumbled upon the Heidi Swapp clear stamps. What a deal they were 98 cents a piece. Also she picked up some cute 3 d stickers. Sorry about the picture.
Thanks Lizzy, Sara, Steven and Peyton

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Special book for a special little girl

Quite a few of you may have heard me talk about Bailey. Bailey is a special little friend in my life and has brought joy my way. My oldest son, is dating her mother, Nicole.
So I decided one day to make a little 6 x 6 album in pinks and purples and flowers for Bailey. The book also has flowers on every page. She loves to come to the house and go in the field and pick the wildflowers. I thought I would put a wallet size picture on each of the 20 pages in the album, well it did not work out that way. I still have 7 pages to do and have ran out of pictures.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

6 x 6 layouts turned into 8 x 8 layouts

several of my scrapping friends wants to exchange
"About Me" pages with fellow scrappers. We have about 12 of us, all I have to make is 3 pages, since I have already made 6 x 6 layouts and needed 8 x 8 for a few scrappers. I went to work modifing them to 8 x8. Here is the end result.

scrap paper = gift cards

Every wonder what to do with all of your scrap paper. Well making small gift cards for gifts is one way. Here are a few that I made, and those $1.00 clear stamps from Michael's comes in handy for these little cards. Theses 8 plus 8 more will be part of a project I am making for an upcoming event.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

WOW! over 9,000 hits on my blogs. HORRAY!

Can you believe that I started this blog on September 13, 2007, and already I have more than 9,000 hits. This post will be my 158th post on this blog. I guess when I make it to 10,000 hits that will be cause for a celebration, so some blog candy will be posted. There will be blog candy for my blog birthday which is September 13, 2008.

Keep your eyes open for the blog candy.

Well here are my results from blog hopping.

Awesome stamps and examples of cards using the stamps

This is a good military site for scrap booking papers and embellishments.

need some inspiration to created check out these 2 sites.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tomorrow is my birthday - August 4 - 48 yrs. old

Some of my scrapping friends sent me some beautiful handmade cards. The pink card with the scrapper/cardmarker on it is from my friend Peggy. The card with the tag is from my friend Barabara.

Today when I was at Kaci's shower she handed me the beautiful card with the birthday cake. The card with the flowers is from my friend, Linda "Booty Cat". Ladies thank you so much for the happy mail, love getting happy mail.

Layout from a fellow scrapper

A while back "TAC" (The Acaidan Croppers) had a "About Me" layout swap (8 x8) and when I was heading the email pen pal swap one of the requirements was 6 x 6 "About Me" layouts.

Well several of my scrabooking buddies wants to exchange "about me" pages. Well here is one that I received today from my scrapping buddy, Laura "Karakoa Momma".

Layouts for a baby shower

..............................................................Back to Lafitte again today this time to a baby shower for a fellow scrapbooker (Kaci). While at the shower yeterday I mention that I should go home and make a few layouts for Kaci's baby book. So when I got home went on a search and was inspired by some paper piecings that I found over at Made 2 of the layouts on Saturday night and 2 layouts early Sunday morning. These layouts were so fun to make.

Wedding Shower favors

Saturday... headed down to Lafitte for one of my fellow Scrappin Packin Momma (Sole Momma) bridal shower. The colors for the shower was black and white. What a cute idea for a favor the explosion box (2 inch box) inside of each box was a hershey kiss, and on the bottom of the candy was a round sticker that said "hugs and kisses from the new Mr and Mrs".