Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dallas Superbowl

It is so exciting that the Packers won and are now going to Texas for Super Bowl!! We actually will be heading there too the day before the big game but have had this trip planned since fall to see my brother Tony who lives in Fort Worth. Not sure we are going to find tickets to the game or be able to afford them but might just do some tailgating if nuthing else.

2 years ago when we were there last I took these pictures of the new stadium that they were just finishing so it will be interesting to see it all completed now. It kinda reminded me of a giant spaceship that had just landed.


Friday, January 21, 2011


Do you do Colorbok surveys like I do? They send out the neatest thank you gifts just for doing them via email. Sometimes it is paper packs and boy do they have some pretty ones but this last week it was a kit called friendly forest. It came complete with album, papers, embellishments, stickers and letters. I've had so much fun working with it and can't believe that I have finished 10 pages already. This really is a kit to buy if you want to complete an album without buying allot of extra's. Above is the pretty blue album that came with the kit.

I loved these papers with the unique frames and found just the right pictures to use. The only item not in the kit was the little saying about brothers & the Lion embellishment.

These next two pages.....

...everything was in the kit except for the jewels that I used on the eyes and in the tree. I also used my smooch to make a few things pop a little more.

This page I did add a few more things that I had in my scraproom.
On the picture mat I used Fiskars threading water border punch and ran a ribbon through it. I put gems in the flowers for some sparkle. I punched out the yellow hearts with my Fiskars scalloped heart punch & added one to the center of the big white flower. The other one was added to a foam white heart that has some extra bling hanging on it (an old earring) and then I used some crystal stickles to make the heart glitter! I really like the way it turned out.

So I just wanted to show how much you can get accomplished sometimes when you get a complete kit that has great papers & embellishments too! Thanks Colorbok!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Update on the house sale

Well it sure has been a whirlwind year that has gone by. Things change so much when selling a house. It was hard enough cleaning, packing things up and even showcasing the room in a different way..........like my scraproom. If you look below you can see pictures of my craft room and then I will show you how it looks now with a beautiful daybed in it. Bad part is that ALLOT of my scrap supplies got boxed up so I have slim pickings to craft with now.

Ok so when I look at it now.........it did look cluttered tho it was well organized!

So within the first few weeks we had an accepted offer for FULL price but then they backed out the very next day. I do think he had a job transfer to be a school district supervisor and found out too late that he had to live in the district. That was a big disappointment. The rest of the summer was full of showings and then lowering the price a few times.

In August we got an offer on our house so we started doing some serious house hunting because within weeks the gal buying our house had a buyer for hers. The first house we found was really neat, low taxes, great neighborhood, awesome yard but it was a quad level just like the one we are moving out of so after careful thought we walked away from that. It was looking pretty hopeless and then we found THE house. Best part it was vacant so we could start moving in right away. It had the most awesome craft room with all around the room countertop, shelves, drawers and even a sink. I couldn't wait to begin scrapping in it. So next came packing stuff up, changing utilities and getting home insurance to cover both places. The week in September when we were supposed to be moving our realtor told us their was a problem with the one buyer getting financing (not our buyer but her buyer).....so all week we held our breath and then it all fell through. It was really hard getting that phone call and then cancelling utilities, insurance and friends coming to help move.

So here we sit with lots of boxes still packed but we still have a buyer. She needs to sell her house and then it's off to find another house.......hopefully it won't happen until spring and the snow and cold weather goes away.

I have started scrapping again and have been making allot of cards this year. This week I made a gratitude journal. I found writing down one good thing each day kept me from dwelling on all the negative things going on in my family life. Here's a couple pictures of it.
Well that's it for now & Hopefully I will be back allot sooner then in the past!