Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy May (did I have this title before?)

Well, Happy May, everyone. The flowers are out, and the birds are singing. we survived the winter (at least in Ohio, that is). Spring is looking wonderful, except this year, my cable does not like it. every time it rains, or does something, it goes out, and there goes my communication. I my only source of communicating with the world is through my cell phone. My land phone is digital, and has been for about a couple of years. I have broadband cable, and of course, I have digital cable, complete with DCR dual recording by Time Warner. Now I hear that AT&T has 4 channels that you can record at once. OK, I not changing for that. besides that, my parents had a very bad expereince with AT&T, and now they are back with WOW.Enough with cable, let's move on...

I have not done this before (except with my own stuff), but there are a couple of shoutouts I would like to give:
A good friend of mine, Erica Rooks, has a blog of cooking. She is giveing away a cookbook, called The lady and Sons Cookbook by Paula Deen, and if you are not a fan of Paula's, I think you should try for the cookbook. Erica's blog is . I hope you get a chance to win.

Also a pray for another friend of mine, Jennifer. her daughter is in the hospital for hgh blood pressure, and she needsa healing. She is 8 months pregnant, a boy, and today was her shower. She wanted to get out for a few hours to attend the shower, but the doctor would not let her. another friend of mine, Tennille, should have had her baby, a girl by now. Last I checked, the little girl was due to come out at anytime.

Need Cash? Join Longaberger.

Before I get to the cards and layouts I made, I have an annoucement: May 4, 2009, for one day only, you can sign up for Longaberger, and only pay for the shipping costs. Just go to my website:, and click the "Join me" button. It is fun to be a Longaberger consultant, and I love it.

Scrapbooking and card making:
I have been very busy, as you can imagine. With Longaberger, and family and friends, who has time to do this? I do.

He's asleep...Awwww!

I did a real simple on with this one-pager. last December, around the 1st or 2nd, I allowed my sister, Schaundra have her way with the camera, and this is what she did... took a picture of Tey, sleeping on the couch at our parent's house. the background paper in from KI Memories, and it is called, Blue Heredity (12x12) from their Color Theory collection (see it pays to have the little tag with you as I do not remember, nor pay attention to these things). for the forground, I just took two sheet of plain Archiver's cardstock, folded one corner of each of them, and use that for a sort photo corner. the photos I had printed at The title was printed on my printer/scanner/copier, and the sleeper is by Jolee's. I did not ink the side or anything, and I wanted to put the title at the bottom for a different look. You do not have to always have to put it on top.
It's a Nine'na Bear

Niece the Teddy bear, looking cute. This was also taken in December 2008, and the title just simply says: Teddy Bear, No! it's Nine'na....Cute baby! The background paper is from the Twitterped collection of SEI. Bazzill Paper for the matting and sides. the panel is made of butterflies, and I forgot the brand name of the paper. I sewed on the buttons with just plain thread from a sewing kit I got from Joanne's I believe. would you beleive that this is the very first time, I sews something on a page. In the 10 plue years I have been scrapbooking, I have never sewed anything on a page, and I bought a sewing machine just for the occasion (and have not used it yet, because I could not thread the bottom bobbin, LOL).

A Mother's love....
Comes in many forms,a these are three pictures of Schaundra with Nine'na. Again, the pictures (as well as the pictures in the other layout with the same color theme) are from the only difference in the two is I did not sew the buttons. I wanted to see which one I liked the best, and I admit that the one with the sewn buttons wins. It has that finished look. I will not say if I am going back to sew the buttons, because I did a little boo-boo, but I will not tell you, because now I think it was a beautiful mistake. the quote at the bottom says :

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend. --Author unknown


Cards is my last thing on my list to write about. I ran with my theme of use
what you have again.

Blessed is the name of this first card. very simple one too. the embellishments (word blessed, big and little flower) all came from the same kit, which is from Chatterbox. It was labled as having 150 embellishment pieces. the background paper is unknown (translation: from my scrap paper box) The ribbon is from American crafts.

The last card I want to show you, is two toned card, with a bouquette of flowers. The flower were made with the Cricut machine (plantin schoolbook), a yellow ribbon (forgot the brand), and cardstock from Archiver's.

Well this was a long post, but then, I have not posted in a while. You all take care, and God Bless you.

Oh, and Happy Mother's day to all the moms


  1. Nice pages, Tricia! I really like that Blessed card its beautiful! Great job!

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you too Tricia! Love your pages and cards....the spring card is my fav!

  3. I'll keep your friends in my thoughts and prayers... great pages/cards & Happy Mother's Day to you too :)

  4. I may just CASE the sketch for the yellow and orange card. I cut some of the same flowers out tonight using SU Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango. They would work on this card I think. TFS

  5. Everyone, I do not mind you scraplifting what I do. none of them are copyrighted yet. I am here to share.


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