This post…

Apr 20, 2007

has a little bit of everything.

First, Maya Road…. this months challenge was “Bloom where you are planted” Jess had all the design team members create a project or layout using any of the wonderful floral products such as chipboard Blossoms, Petals, the new Journey East ribbons, the new floral clear stamps, ribbon slides and blossom albums. Talk about a fun challenge. Maya Road has flowers!

Second, Cocoa Daisy…. Tricia is holding a Design Team call to add two more Daisy Divas to the team. If you are looking to be on a design team this is the call for you. Tricia is fabulous to design for, is very generous with product and has built a wonderful community to hang out at. This months Daisy Talk includes an altered coaster I created. These are so fun to make and take hardly any time.

and Third…. my cousin David from Maine is visiting the DFW area for a work related project. Last night we got to spend some time together which was great. I haven’t seen him in nearly 9 years. I must say it ended up being one thing after another trying to get him from Love Field and entertaining him as well. We went to pick him up from the airport and could not find him… we both said we were at “Departures” and of course neither of us could see each other. Finally, Alan got out and looked for the tall thin guy, wearing glasses with a New England accent. Finally found him at a very confusing area and 5 trips around the airport. I should have known then it was gonna be a night. I took the wrong turn out of the airport and ended up lost. Alan got us back on track and heading for 35. Well, all would have been well if the on ramp wasn’t CLOSED! So we turned around headed back to where we came from to find the tollway. After 45 min. of u-turns and back tracking we finally found the tollway. David kept saying, “remember as far as I know this is the right way as I have not been here before… what do I know.” Which would make me laugh but I was so frustrated. I do not like being lost. So we are now headed for the Rough Riders game (AA baseball and farm team to the Texas Rangers) we thought it would be a fun night since he likes baseball to show him our stadium and watch the game. Well we get there and they had a bad water leak on the field so the game was called OFF! Yep, called off. I could not believe it.

So me being the ever so devoted scrapper had to take a photo of the game that never was.


Since baseball game hot dogs were out of the question for dinner we decided to take him to eat at “The Abbey” this is a quaint little restaurant in Downtown Frisco. The building was once a First Baptist Church. It was built in 1904 and served for 70 years as a meeting place for the church founded in 1902. It really is neat little place to eat. Oh and as we are heading to the Abbey Ansley and her friend Erin notice the “Snowcone Lady” is open. If you live in Frisco you know and love the snowcone lady. She makes the best snowcones and is the first sign that summer is just around the corner. So after dinner we had to take David there to enjoy this Frisco treat. He will never have another snowcone like the one he had last night.


Well after we left the snowcone lady I realized we did not get a photo at the Abbey so back we went. This explains the snowcones everyone is eating. The first photo has Ansley jumping thinking she felt a bug in her hair when actually it was just Alan putting his arm around her. I was so thankful she didn’t scream causing people to run out. The girl cannot stand bugs and has a scream that can shatter glass.



After showing David all the schools the girls have attended and giving him a quick tour of our city we headed home. And even though we got lost, made wrong turns, missed out on a baseball game, back tracked to take forgotten photos it was a wonderful evening. We were in the car laughing and I still got to visit with my cousin that I do not see nearly enough. The night really did prove that the small stuff is all that matters… sitting in a car and catching up with my cousin.

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Have a great day.

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  • Olivia

    I hate trying to find my way around big airports, or foreign airports. When we were in Spain if was hard to navigate around because of the different language. Even though my husband and I understand alot of Spanish it was still diificult.

    I am so excited about the DT opportunity at Cocoa Daisy. I am definetly interested, but I’m not sure I’m as talented as some of the others who post there. This will be first time to try something like this..but if I’m ever going to turn scrapbooking into a semi-profession I’ve got to start putting myself out there.

  • jennihaywood

    Hi Lisa!
    Guess what I have been doing ALL DAY??? I have been making the fun ribbon flowers that you were so kind to post on your blog. That was so nice to take step by step pictures. WOW, thanks so much. You really went the extra mile! I am so excited about these ribbon flowers. I want to put them on every card and every layout I make. They just look so beautiful, and they add depth, dimension, texture etc..
    I can’t wait to take some pictures so I can post what you have taught me. I will let you know when I do post. Thanks again! :grin:

  • inspirebymandy

    I actually love long days that turn into something we can laugh about as a family- it’s a new memory for those ‘hey, remember when…’ stories years from now.

    I can’t wait to try the ribbon flowers this weekend- thanks again for posting that out there for us! Have a great weekend!

  • StephUK

    Hi Lisa, Sounds like you had fun with your cousin…I couldn’t get over the fact your girls were wearing shorts on an April evening….then I remembered you live in Texas which has somewhat warmer weather than we do!! I’m another one who is going to try the ribbon flower technique, thanks for sharing :)


  • monica

    I have been a lurker for awhile on your fabulous blog. Ever since you posted those awesome Easter cards which were so inspirational (I still drool at them often), I’ve checked in daily for more of your great ideas! So sad that you had some challenges on your visit with your cousin but you turned it around for the positive. :smile:
    Also congratulations on your Martha Stewart “shout out”, what a thrill! Keep up the fantastic work.

  • lori

    What a fun trip even though nothing turned out as planned. Sometimes those are the best memories!! I love your ideas and check in all the time to see what new things you have in the works. Thanks for sharing. I have made those types of ribbon flowers before, however I NEVER thought of using them for scrapbooking and papercrafting!! Thanks for a new idea…

  • LisaInRe

    Hi Lisa
    I am another lurker to your site – ever since that wonderful Maya Road Christmas Tree you posted – I have to admit that I lifted the idea for a Christmas card for my sister and was thrilled with the result.
    I find your work really inspriational and wish I had just a 10th of your creativity!
    Sounds like you had a fun trip with your cousin – I am sure everyone has had evenings (or whole weekends in my case!) like this that we can look back on and laugh about. Thinking of that, maybe that should be my next scrapbook page – The Weekend That Never Was!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Cindy

    Sounds like you had a great time even though you got lost and missed the ball game! I have always wanted to try the Abbey so we’ll definitely have to do that!