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


Friday, October 31, 2008

Easter & Weddings

more for the for sale box. Love using the stickles on my paper piecing.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cats and a Zebra

More paper piecings for my for sale box. The tall cats are 3-d (head). Used wire for the whiskers. The wire was put through the crimper.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I love making snowman paper piecings. We don't see much of the white stuff here in the New Orleans area. We did get a big surprise Christmas 2004, but by the next day it was almost all gone. Love the crystal stickles on the snowman.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thank You Cards

We had a request in my online group "The Crop Room" for some prayers and thank you cards. I ended up using some Thank you cards that I picked up in the dollar bins at Michael's and embellished them with stamped images.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scrappin Packin Mommas Fall Crop

On Friday (10/17) and Saturday (10/18) the Scrappin Packin Mommas held their annual Fall crop. There was 17 ladies that were in attendance and 5 of those ladies were guest. Lots of scrapbooking, cardmaking, socializing and just plain good old fun was taking place. Laura (Karoke Momma) was the host for our Western Hoe Down.
This is our mascot, her name is easy "Mascot Momma" . One of our guest, peggy found the western shirt for our mascot. This is the trading post where you could trade off scrapbook/cardmaking items that you did not want for something that you wanted.
Yo! Momma (Lizzy) working on a layout for her daughter. The title of the layout is "Pumpkin Math". Lizzy made 5 layouts at this event and that was a lot for her. Awesome layouts with a ton of paper piecing.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Stealing the Present - SPM Fall Crop

One of the games that we played at our SPM (Scrappin Packin Mommas) Fall Crop last weekend was "Stealing the Present". It was optional, if you wanted to participate you had to buy a scrapbook gift minium of $25.00, and decorated your gift bag western theme. We had both western and halloween theme bags. The cowboy boot was made by me (Momma 411). Which was an oversized paper piecing that could be used on a layout. The cow bag was made by my sister Lizzy(Yo Momma). The yellow bag with cowboy vest was made by my friend Peggy. The cute blue jean bag was made by another scrapping friend, Barabara. The spider can was made by Jackie (GoGo Momma), Laura (Karakoe Momma) gift was the brown bag one (from the trading post), Roni (Wild cat from the Scrapping Cat) had the cutest little girls blue jean purse for her bag. The little pumpkin bag was bought by Delaine (Highway Momma), and that is the bag I ended up with $25.00 cash to go scrapbook shopping. Sorry that I did not get a picture of all the bags. The rules of the game was everyone picked a number we had 9 ladies participating. The person with number 1 picked a bag and opened it, then the person with #2, either picked a new bag or stole the bag from Person #1 and so on. There was a bit of a twist at the end of the game one of the ladies was seating on a horseshoe, and ended up winning an additional gift.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thank you cards to the troops

Chuckey's Aunt Cathy sent 10 thank you notes to the soldiers, and 2 boxes of store bought Christmas Cards. All of which I will be mailing soon to the soliders.
We are up to 360 Christmas Cards which will be split between two troops.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Layouts by Yo! Momma, my sister, Lizzy

This past weekend the Scrappin Packin Mommas held their fall crop, our theme was "Western Hoedown". My sister, Lizzy and I are members. Here are a few layouts that she completed and some paper piecings that she made for her layouts.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cards for the troops made by Laura

These are some beautiful cards that was made by a fellow scrapbooker. The santa card, she cut the santa from a Christmas card she received and created another card.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas Cards for the Troops from Cathy

My sister Cathy, made these beautiful christmas cards and donated them to the Christmas Challenge for the troops. For a few of them she used a card kit.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Finally scrapped the GCS July Event

This was a fun layout to complete. I was able to do some simple little paper piecing, use the stickles (and was told that I got it all over my face), also cut a sponge in the shape of a cloud and inked some white clouds in the sky.

This was a fun event. The girls that I sat with was a great bunch of women. Several of us got together and created our banner, and shirts. We won the table decoration contest, and won a whopping $25.00.

Friday, October 17, 2008

western hoe down layouts

Starting today the western hoedown for the Scrappin Packin Mommas begins. This is 2 pages of a 4 page layout.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A handmade pumpkin bag


I needed a bag for a birthday gift, since it is October I thought a pumpkin bag would be a neat bag to hold some birthday goodies for a very special person. Can you guess who this bag will go to?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cards for the soliders

One of my fellow scrapbookers, Charlene made these cards for the soliders. Thank you Charlene

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lisa's Crop on Saturday

Saturday evening I went to Lisa's crop. I taught a paper piecing class (Frankenstien Face), and helped 2 of the ladies make Frankenstien cards. Lisa gave everyone some halloween treats. She made them. Thanks Lisa

Sunday, October 12, 2008

the 3 x 3 challenge at the crop room

this is one of the card that I complete for the 3 x 3 card challenge over at "The Crop Room". The had to have a window.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Challenge at "The Crop Room"


The challenge for the Halloween card had a particular card sketch that we had to use. But I decided to do it my way. Since I started a tradition last year sending my nieces and nephew, and special little friends halloween cards with candy inserted inside the card. Well this year I wanted to do something fun, and the inside of the card will hold a lollipop. I will have to make 6 for some special treat treaters. I will send them in the mail a few days before Halloween.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A challenge given by managers in The Crop Room


Since Saturday was World Card Day. I was not able to make any cards on Saturday. The crop room gave us about 12 challenges to complete by October 12. Well I decided to try the round card challenge. I use my round corner punch to make the scallop edge around the circle. I use some Dollar tree stickers that I bought from Dollar Tree, and a little lace frost stickles. I had to make custom square envelpe for the cards.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Happy Mail arrived on Tuesday


When I got home from work on Tuesday there was a package on the table. I was not expecting it, and could not figure out who lived on Bark Street in Marrero, Louisiana. Well it is our new mommy, Kaci. Enclosed was Christmas cards that she made for the soliders (10 cards). An a few goodies for me. Kaci thanks so much that was so sweet of you to think about me.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween Halloween

More pieces for my "Sale" box . I found that most of my halloween pieces are getting a touch of stickles (glue glitter). I have a new love for glitter. That is glue glitter. I still don't like loose glitter. It is just to darn messy.

I totally love the "BOO" pieces.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Witch and her brewing pot & my special little friend

On the way home from work Monday. It was a beautiful sunny fall day, but it was raining. As I traveled down the elevated expressway there was this beautiful huge rainbow in the sky. Put a smile on my face.

Made a trip to Home Depot to pick up some PVC pipe to make a sign pole thingy for my banner. Yes I am trying to make a personal sign for GCS. I would like one side of my sign to display "MOMMA 411" from Scrappin Packin Momma, and the other side "PAPER PIECING PATTY" still trying to figure out how I am going to go about designing it. I better hurry November is just around the corner.

On Monday I baby sat my favorite little friend, Bailey so that Matthew and Nicole could go out with friends to watch the Saints game. Bailey and I had a really fun time creating a pumpkin, a turkey. She was excited about using the glue stick. She also used my $1.00 stamps from Michael's to stamp "tatoos" on a sheet of paper. She calls them tatoos, of course she wanted to stamp her hand and arms, but she had already taking a bath.
She really surprised me on how well she water colored. I told her she had to stay in the lines and she did very well for a 3 year old. She loved working with the small set of stencils that I bought her from Dollar tree. She also likes playing with the paper cutter. She will cut strips of paper then glue them on another sheet. She counts well to. When she pulled out one of my boxes of Stampin Up ink spots, she said she knew how many was in the box and began countig all the way to 12 without help. She is a very smart little girl, and has a very special place in my heart.

A day of stamping with a nice bunch of ladies

Saturday I spent a day with some wonderful scrapbookers. The day for some started at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 5:30 p.m. I did not arrive until 10:00 a.m. I worked on some of my paper piecings for my "Sale" box. Then around noon I taught a paper piecings. We worked on a halloween piece. Then around 1:45 p.m. we had a stampin up party. Sandra's party. We worked on 3 projects, a card, a book mark and a christmas ornament. I finally ordered a line scallop punch.

These are the pieces the ladies completed. Top row: (L to R) Julie Lay, Patty Loup (Me), Debbie Williams. Bottom Row: (L to R) Beth McIntrye, Peggy Morgan and Sandra Dean. I think everyone did such a great job.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Paper piecing for a zoo layout

Over the past few days I have been busy making paper piecings. It is weird last month it was cards, cards, for the troops in Iraq. It is like I go through cylcles, scrapbooking, paper piecings, and card making.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Easter Paper Piecing

What is it about Easter that you like? Well as a child it was always fun waking up on Easter morning to see what was in the easter basket. I remember we always had a chocolate rabbit, and always remember eating the candy eyes. Some of my favorite easter candys are pecan eggs, and gold brick eggs, and the little colorful wrapped football shape chocolates.

It's all about Paper Piecing

Fun facts about the month of October:

Oct 1 The Television series "The Twilight Zone" premeired (1959) .

Oct 6 Thomas Edison showed the 1st motion picture (1889).

Oct 21 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp. (1879) .

Oct 27 President Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. (1858) The "Teddy bear" was named after him.

28 France presented the U.S. with the statute of Liberty. (1886)

More turkey facts:

The red or pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey is called 'caruncle'.

The typical 15-pound turkey is seventy percent white meat and thirty percent dark meat. White meat contains less calories and less fat as compared to dark meat.

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the official bird of the United States but eventually lost out to the bald eagle.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


More girly paper piecings.

Friday, October 3, 2008

3 little dancers

These was so fun to make. I found that I am using my stickles more and more on my paper piecings.
Did you know that the 7 Movements of Dance are: Bending ,
Gliding, Turning, Stretching, Jumping, Rising,Darting .

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pumpkins and a Turkey

It is October already, 2008 sure has rushed on by. Halloween is such fun holiday. Love doing paper piecing pumpkins. Note on the 1st picture the pumpkin on the left is chalked while the pumpkin on the right has only pen work.

The next picture shows both pumpkins chalked, one is chalked using brown on the pumpkin while the other is chalked with red. It is fun doing the same paper piecing but changing it with pen work or using different chalks.

A little history on Trick or Treating.....Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" part of "trick or treat" is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters.

More pumpkins. Some pumpkin facts.....Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A. In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine. Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. Pumpkin flowers are edible. Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. Pumpkins are 90 percent water. Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats.

Here's the first of the turkey paper piecings that I will be making. I use my stickles to color the tips of his feathers.

Turkey facts. Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead. Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining. A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters. A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.