Sunday, October 31, 2010

Finally some scrapbook pages done!

Brad, David and I were in Lexington and laughed so hard we cried when David strapped himself to the upright roll-away bed.

My niece had twins - she is the daughter of my oldest brother who is a twin (my mom also had triplets)

Olivia is the sister of the new twins. I realized I hadn't done a page for her (I'm trying to do a page for all my great nieces and nephews).

I've got one more nephew to get caught up on (Lashaun was born this summer) and one who should be coming tomorrow (mom is being induced if he doesn't make his appearance before 5 am tomorrow). Then I have homecoming pictures to scrap.

Having fun with my Cricut and SCAL!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

finally back in my scrap room!

The guys went golfing this morning. Before they left my husband said to me, "The house doesn't really need cleaning, why don't you spend time in your room." What a guy!!

I had some work to go over this morning and laundry to do but then went straight to my room. By 3:00, I got one page done. One page. But at least it was one page :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

welcome boys!

I am very happy to introduce my newest nephews, Alexander and Ethan

and we certainly can't leave out sweet big sis Olivia :)

I don't think I ever introduced my other nephew that was born this summer, Lashaun. Here he is with his big brother CJ

We have two more coming - one, any day now (come on baby Isaac) and then one in January (another boy but no name yet)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quiet Sunday

Had a great day today.

Our satellite is out so we spent a quiet morning reading the paper together. Then Brad cooked a delicious meal of short-ribs, mashed potatoes and green beans (Hoggy's style with red peppers and bacon). David and Sydney and my sister Debbie were here for dinner.

Debbie came over to finish her scrapbook she is making as a gift - her first project. I'm excited to see her enjoying it. She thinks she wants to make cards. That'll be something fun we can do together. Next step is to get her involved in OWH.

Got some pictures printed for scrapping. Didn't realize how many pages I have to do. Let's see, Olivia's baby pages (she's 3), the twins (they were just born), LaShaun (he was born this summer), homecoming, and some misc pics. Also I went through old, old photo albums and removed all the pictures on the yellowing sticky pages and sorted them - I'll start scrapping them soon.

I've got to get to making cards again for OWH. I keep reading about the need and I feel so guilty. I have about 30 done so if I can't get myself in gear, I'll get those in the mail.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for the work week ahead.

Oh, for those you read about my boss...he is doing so much better. Was in the hospital for several days but a nutritionist talked with him and they gave him some direction. He is doing so much better - up walking for 20 minutes at a time and able to some driving. This is a VAST improvement. Keep praying as he (Jim) and his wife (Nancy) are both going thru chemo (he has lung cancer and she had breast cancer). God is doing an amazing work through them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why Is There Color?

I read a great devotion in My Daily Bread the other day. Psalm 19:1-6

Why do some trees turn into a collage of radiant maroon, red, orange, and yellow colors in the fall? Trees are green in the summer cause chlorophyll, a green pigment in the leaves, absorbs red and blue light from the sun. The light reflected from the leaves appears green to our eyes.

Chlorophyll is an unstable substance, and bright sunlight causes it to decompose rapidly. Therefore, plants must continuously synthesize and regenerate it. The shortening days and cool nights of autumn, however, interfere with the process. As chlorophyll breaks down, the green colors of the leaves begin to fade. Some trees change from green to bright yellow as the chlorophyll degrades. In others, the action of sugar in the leaves creates a red pigment, causing the leaves to turn maroon, purple, and bright red as the chlorophyll fades.

But why do we have color? It seems to serve no practical purpose - at least none that scientists can discern. And why are there photoreceptors in our eyes that enable us to see it?

I believe that God's goodness is the point of His creation. He is "good to all, and His tender mercies are over all his works" (Ps. 145:9). He colored the world for our childlike delight. He's like that, you know. - David Roper

What an awesome God we serve - He gives us color just for our pleasure. Enjoy the beauty of Fall and the creation given to us.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

I assembled all my Christmas cards. WARNING: if you are getting a card from me this year: DON'T LOOK. :)

I still have my husband's family to do. I have to find the pictures I want to use on the front.

All these cards were inspired by the Nov/Dec PaperCrafts magazine. I didn't bring it with me so I can't acknowledge the original artists.

Can you see the fringe on the Christmas tree? I wanted to get a pair of Martha Stewart fringe scissors (like in the magazine) but couldn't find them at Joanns or Michaels. Could have gotten them online with 50% coupon but still had to pay shipping. I figured I wouldn't use them enough to justify paying $12 for them. I know, I'm cheap.

Love this one - used pictures from my own Christmas past.

Hopefully this will get me back into the crafty mood. Hopefully it'll last until I get home!

I'm still around!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I'm in Lexington, KY for the standardbred yearling sale. The sale is at night so I have my days free. Okay, free is not quite the word. I just spent 1.5 hours working remotely -- should have taken me 45 minutes but the internet connection is SLOW at the hotel.

I have Christmas card page packs with me so I will start putting them together. I didn't bring my camera so I'll take pictures and email them from my phone. Hopefully the pics will look good so you can seen my creativity.

Hoping to get things in order so I can start crafting again. I have been so busy and stressed with work, my boss's illness, and everything that goes into that and then having to do the sales (the original plan was to come WITH my boss this year)...I can't even think let alone craft when I get home :) But it is all good...God is in control, I just need to let Him guide me.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day

Today is world card making day. I hope I'll get upstairs to make a card or two but I don't think so...lots of errands today.

Got up early and ordered the Deal of the Day on Staples - an Olympus SLR camera for $350 (regular $600). Had the drywall guys come and finish the one-day job (this morning was day 3). Then had to clean up after them (ugh). Went to book club. Now I'm waiting for my hubby to get home from golfing so we can go look at interior doors at Home Depot. But first we are going to Ben & Joys in Mt Sterling for lunch. They got "five bellies" from the Bass Brothers on 610 Radio!

I'm ready for bed...and it's only 1:30 : )

Have a great day and try to be crafty. I hope to get back to card making real soon.