Archive for February, 2007

I have to post a serious post today. I have come across several people, including my oldest dd that are really down on themselves lately. No matter what they do or what they are told, they feel as if they are not good enough, not pretty enough, not talented enough. Well I am here to tell you that you ARE! You are all of these things. God made you perfect, He made you in His own image (Genesis 1:27 And God proceeded to create the man in His image, in God’s image He created them) and we should all stand proud and in confidence that we are perfect in every way shape and form. Please don’t let the enemy come into your mind and convince you otherwise. Please keep a positive attitude. I am working with my daughter, to try to build her up and it is very hard because she is a teenager, but I pray that God will let her see that the people out there that are picking on her or bothering her are the ones with the problems not her. She has her up days in which I think everything is fine and getting better but then there are days like today where she comes home hurt and angry and crying because she thinks that she is ugly. This is very painful for me because I know that we are doing all we can. We encourage her, we pray over her, we tell her all the good things that she needs to hear. There are times when I just don’t know what to do anymore. I hate to see her so down on herself, asking why she looks like she does. She sees something that is not there. She is beautiful and refuses to see it. I pray that the enemy release her from this horrible tourment and pray that God will let her see her true self. Please keep her in your prayers too. I just heard my Pastor preach on this subject on yesterday and if you would like to hear it you can hear it via Podcast here. You can go to watch free video and a box will come up where you can choose your video “Having Confidence In Yourself” is the one I’m talking about although they are all great messages.

So I did finally get Abbey’s book case and her room is starting to look so much better. What do you think? Oh and please excuse the carpet, we are having it replaced soon with a neutral color

Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

Random About Me Fact:
I love country style but my home is decorated Pottery Barnish (is that a word?)


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Rainy Sunday…

It was a very laid back day today. After a very sunny and surprisingly warm week, it started to rain today. This give me a chance to just sit back and hang out with my babies. I have a bookcase that I bought Abbey that I have to put together. I love doing things like that. I was reading Ali’s blog about gratitude and it made me think, really think. She said that she has been in grump mode lately. I know that mode is easy to get into and sometimes hard to get out of. I, thankfully, have not been there in a very long while. I am so glad that I am the type of person who can stand up and walk away from things that can put me into a grumpy mood. It just feels so much better when you eliminate that sort of stuff or people out of our lives. Let’s fill our days with sunshine and God’s glory and focus on what we are grateful for…

I am so blessed and grateful for…

This absolutely loving and beautiful little man in my life. He makes my heart swell up with joy…

Moments like these that just melt me to tears…

The fact that she is finally a happy teen and experiencing young love, it’s so goofy and cute. Giddy…

That I can still trick the camera into making me look half way decent enough to send this pic to my dh who is out of town, lol ;)…

Things that I am grateful for that don’t have pics…

Business is so great! The past is behind us and there’s only one way to go and that’s up.

Mike is has a healthy heart (and loving too)

My mom is healthy and I get to talk to her everyday.

The food, clothing and shelter that God blesses us with.

The fact that we are going home for Easter and going to the UFC fight.

The fact that we will live in CA again.

All of my friends who totally make my days so much more cheerful and interesting (yes, that includes YOU!)

That Randy “The Natural” Couture, my all time fav fighter, will be fighting in the UFC again!

Okay now my RAK winner(s)
I let Abbey and Blake both pic names so we have 2 winners. Abbey picked Jana!!!! And Blake picked Anna-Marie Still!! Please send me your mailing info so I can get that out to you ladies πŸ™‚ Congrats!

Random About Me Fact:
I am a night owl. I usually stay up till 2:00 a.m.

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Goodie Time…

Lookie what I got yesterday…

I want to learn to paint and draw and all that good GOOD stuff so badly. I was so excited to get this starter set and one day I will get my BFF to teach me a little something πŸ˜‰

Look what else I got…

I didn’t mean to go on a shopping spree but I did. I got Abbey a ton of pretty dresses and Blake got some sandals, they never have too much for boys, kwim.
Anyway I ended up going to this store that has some very awesome deals. It’s like a huge store for damaged items (even though the stuff is hardly ever damaged), that didn’t quit make it to stores like Target, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and aparently my LSS because now they have scrappin supplies :O So I totally hit the jackpot. I mean this store gets pallets, like bulk, of stuff and they sell it half off or more. I love it!
So since Lisa got so many goodies… do you see where I’m going with this?
That’s right… it’s… RAK time again!!!

I know that many of you guys were very disappointed for not making the MMIdol. And I know that we have all been disappointed for our work not being recognized at one time or another.
All of our work is so very special, we all have our own style and we all scrap for different reasons. I have been scrapbooking since I was about 15, even though it may not look like it lol, Of course it is only human nature to be disappointed when we are let down. Of course we all hold high expectations for our work. I wish I could make each and everyone of you feel better and in my own little way, I hope I do. I love giving RAK’s so leave me a comment and I will let my kids pic a number. I promise I will make it a good one πŸ™‚ And please keep smiling and scrapping.
Jesus loves YOU!

Random About Me Facts:
I TIVO and still watch the comercials, lol.

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Okay, if you guys dont leave me comments, I am going to quit scrapping and posting, lol, especially since I’m not getting any love anywhere else, lol. At Making Memories Idol’s site :) This is a fun contest run by an awesome company. Make sure to go there and vote because MM is always giving away great prizes for voters, that is really a fun part. Sad I didn’t get chosen but I will never quit trying in any of the contest that I really want. I know that I will be noticed one day πŸ™‚ It just isn’t my time yet πŸ™‚ I just have to keep reminding myself that my style is way over the top for some people’s taste, lol πŸ˜‰
I have noticed that some people are already leaving negative nasty comments on that blog. I hate to see that because it really does take so much fun out of it all. Can’t we just all get along and be supportive? Keep your chin up and God will bless you with your hearts desires, promised.

Just sitting here listening to the birdies chirp outside of my window and I am about to get to work on some projects, great insirational sounds πŸ™‚

Here are some digitals that I worked on. I just started messing around with digital not long ago, can you tell, lol. All elements are my own and Stampin Up stamps used also…

Journaling Reads:
I have to say, without a doubt, that this is my absolute favorite picture of us. I never get over how young we look. This was taken 7 years ago. Now, 2 kids, 4 houses, 9 cars, 2 businesses and countless other blessings, we are still as much, even more, in love as we were then; just a lot wiser, yet more tired, and still growing… Together

Random About Me Fact:

I have a collecting disorder, I love to buy collections but I don’t like to display them in fear of looking too cluttered. Maybe this would be a shopping disorder, you think?

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I am taking orders for Feb. for Pampered Chef. If any of my readers want to order, please do so here this is the link my rep sent for me to take online orders. All of the stoneware is 20% off this month, that’s the Classic AND New Traditions, except for the new covered baking dish. Please, if you have any question on the products, ask me. I love Pampered Chef and if you have never used it before I can guarantee you will be satisfied. They carry only the finest kitchen products on the market today.

Also if you know me, you know that I am obsessed with ordering Stampin Up products. Now that I am back in VA, I am near my friend who is also a rep. We are tryin to find anyone interested in joining us for a stampers 6 club. If there are more then 6 we can break it into two or more groups.

Here is what we are doing:

Stamperβ€šs 6 Club. Basically, you agree to purchase $25 in merchandise monthly for 6 months, and your benefits are:

1. A free catalog (or classic ink if you already have a catalog)

2. All stamp camps are $10 to you, normally $15

3. You will be a hostess one month, and without having to have a party, you will get all of the hostess benefits, including at least $15 in free merchandise which you choose from the catalog and a free hostess stamp set. If you decide to host a party when it is your month your party sales would be added to the stampers $150 that you are guaranteed for your month.

I have done this before and it is really fun, especially because you get all the benifits of having a party without actually having one, kwim.

I dont know what it is about the stuff but I love it!

Sorry for the sales pitch post today but just thought some of my readers would be interested πŸ™‚

Here are some lo’s for the torture I have put you through:

These first 3 were done quite a while back, I just never posted them. Guess it was during our hectic move.

This is my sweet Abbey Rose. All My Minds Eye, Stickers- DoodleBug, Bazzille Chipboard, 7Gypsies sticker, Making Memories metal accents, May Art ribbon, Provo Craft dragonfly brads, Fancy Pants flowers, Stampin Up ink

All We Are Memory Keepers, Heidi Swapp Chipboard, The Paper Studio Rub-Ons, Stickers American Crafts

This one is all Fancy Pants and Stampin Up Ink.

This one was actually done for a cover but didnt get chosen 😦 , another one I did MIGHT get chosen but I dont know yet. They had me change it to add this pic instead.
Love the colors in this. All My Mind’s Eye, Stickers are The Paper Studio, Foo-Fa-La buttons. I made the flowers with craft cardstock and punched it with a reg. punch.

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Valentine’s Day…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, you know all of you, my friends, are my heart! My sweet Abbey told me that this morning, she said, you are my heart. She is the sweetest girl in the world, she always has something sweet and beautiful to say. I love her so very much.
We woke up this morning to no electricity. We had a very small rain last night that froze over so it knocked the lines out. I had to suffer without the interent till 12:00 pm that was terrible.
We had a wonderful day together. Went to eat. Enjoyed each other. Talked.
I am very very tired so I just wanted to post really quick and say I LOVE YOU!!!!

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Wanted To Share…

A little bit of my work πŸ™‚ Since I don’t post it on any boards or scrappin sites anymore. Don’t ask why, I don’t really know, just dont have the time or patience for all going on there πŸ˜‰
I just think I want to stick to my blog instead of being all OUT there, kwim?
And check out my new avatar————————->>>>>>>>>
Guess who the talented photographer that took this was…my sweet Abbey Rose took it of her mama. I think she did a great job for a five year old πŸ™‚ Guess that’s why I will post all Abbey lo’s today, lol, not really, it just happened that way. I felt like girly lo’s today πŸ™‚ Hope you like. Leave me some love cause everyone can use some praise, or if you just dont like my work, I can handle constructive criticism too, lol, but I hope you like πŸ™‚

This is a lo is about when my Abbey
was chosen to be the tag girl for Jen
Jen Kids clothing company. I was so
proud of her and this is one ot the
outfits she sent her. I used the new
Heidi Grace which I totally love, my
new mother of pearl buttons and
Scrapworks rubons. I added some
bling at the bottom with the
rhinestone brads.

This is a favorite of mine, very girly.
I used the new Magnolia line from My
Mind’s Eye, Heidi Swapp silhouette word,
Basic Grey Blush ribbon, Heidi Grace stick
pin, Foo-Fa-La buttons. Stampin Up chalk. Sewing

Guess this was Abbey’s lucky day to have all
her lo’s posted πŸ™‚ lol. This one is of Abbey
at the park. I used Prima paper which I
scalloped, My Minds Eye, my mother of
pearl buttons, Paper Salon stamps which
I added Ranger Glossy Accents to add
dimension (love that stuff) I made a flower ribbon and added a blinged out
button from my stash to the middle.
Of course sewing as in all my lo’s πŸ™‚

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