10 Years

Mar 28, 2014

Today marks the 10 year anniver­sary of my brother’s death. Ten years is a long time yet it still feels like yes­ter­day, I was enjoy­ing a fab­u­lous morn­ing sun­rise train­ing my gold­en retriev­er, Son­ny in the field. I went to my car to get us some water and noticed I had a bazil­lion missed calls on my phone. I called home ask­ing what was up and I will nev­er for­get Alan’s words,” Its Richard.” He didn’t have to say anoth­er word, I knew he was gone. I could hear it in his voice and I felt it deep in my soul, my lit­tle broth­er was gone. At that moment, my life and the lives of my fam­i­ly changed for­ev­er. Mom and Dad lost a son, my sis­ter and I lost a broth­er, my daughter’s,...

read more

Archived Halloween & Fall Projects

Oct 17, 2012

With fall final­ly get­ting ready to hit my lit­tle neck of the woods.  I thought it would be fun to do some dig­ging in my archives and list all the fall and Hal­loween projects I’ve cre­at­ed over the years. Even though some of the items I’ve used are no longer avail­able from some man­u­fac­tur­ers there are still plen­ty of prod­ucts out there from oth­ers for you to eas­i­ly make sub­sti­tu­tions. Just click on each of the links below and they will take you to each of the blog posts. As you can see I have sev­er­al cards, dec­o­ra­tions and a mini album just wait­ing for you to cre­ate. Also, I thought it would be fun to show you one of the first lay­outs I ever made. This one is of Son­ny our gold­en retriev­er...

read more

Its been a Dogs day afternoon…

May 17, 2011

and soon to be bath day as well for three super won­der­ful dog­gies. Today, I am tak­ing a day off from the stu­dio to just relax and get myself orga­nized. I’ve dis­cov­ered I’m the worlds worst at relax­ing. I just can­not do it. Always feel like I need to be doing some­thing at all hours of the day or night. So today I sat out­side with the four legged babies and threw toys and just chilled. They loved it and I love watch­ing how they are all so dif­fer­ent in per­son­al­i­ty. We can only throw rope toys or balls for one dog at a time. Chiefie being the youngest can out run the oth­er two, Buster being the mid­dle is a pure toot and will turn nasty the sec­ond Chief or Son­ny even thinks...

read more

Sonny says…

Oct 31, 2010

Hap­py “Howl-o-ween” and I say Enjoy! Mini Thanks­giv­ing...

read more

Another week flew by quick…

Aug 26, 2010

Gosh my blog is tak­ing a huge hit right now. I guess I will give you a quick run through of my week. Lots of neat things going on. First off I am super excit­ed to be a part of Paper Cow­girl next year. I was thrilled when Cindy asked if I would be the guest speak­er and a teacher at her event. This is going to be such a super fun week­end. On a sad note my grand­fa­ther has said his good byes and has told every­one he is ready to pass on. If you would please send him com­fort­ing thoughts and prayers I would real­ly appre­ci­ate it. My Dad has been with him since last Fri­day. Thank­ful­ly my Aunts made it to ME yes­ter­day to see him. So need­less to say since...

read more

A new online Class is coming…

Jun 19, 2009

The sen­ti­ment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… spe­cial items in your home a spring gar­den and most impor­tant­ly those spe­cial peo­ple and pets. This project high­lights all of the spe­cial things that help make our home a “Home Sweet Home”. Show­cased in my album are pho­tos of my brother’s trum­pet, fam­i­ly mem­bers, flow­ers from our gar­den, Son­ny and Buster our spe­cial canine com­pan­ions as well as a few fam­i­ly quotes. In this four day altered class we will be alter­ing a Maya Road Town­house and Mini Album using a faux mosa­ic cre­at­ed from 4 beau­ti­ful Webster’s Pages pat­terned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road prod­ucts such as their Vin­tage Sequins Edg­ing, Pom Pom Trim, Dou­ble Stitched Vel­vet, Blos­soms, Jew­el Pins, But­tons and Rubons....

read more

A little wake up call…

Oct 24, 2008

for my dear hub­by Alan since he would­n’t get out of bed this morn­ing… after all it was 11:30. Every time I see this I laugh so hard I cry. It’s only a few sec­onds but so worth every tear I shed from laugh­ter. Once Son­ny our Gold­en Retriev­er saw him move he tack­led him.… Alan was up for sure then. I know this is a lit­tle form of sick humor… I’m gonna blame it on all the book projects I have been work­ing on late­ly. I have 30 com­plet­ed. But hon­est­ly, my sis­ter and I laugh so hard we can hard­ly breath. Have a great...

read more

“Home Sweet Home”

Oct 1, 2008

Class Length: 4 Hours Skill: All Lev­els The sen­ti­ment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… spe­cial items in your home a spring gar­den and most impor­tant­ly those spe­cial peo­ple and pets. This project doc­u­ments all of the spe­cial things that help make my home a “Home Sweet Home”. My album includes pho­tos of my brother’s trum­pet, fam­i­ly mem­bers, flow­ers from our gar­den, Son­ny and Buster our spe­cial canine com­pan­ions and a few fam­i­ly quotes which I have includ­ed in each kit. In this class you will alter a Maya Road Town­house and Mini Album using a faux mosa­ic cre­at­ed from 4 beau­ti­ful Webster’s Pages pat­terned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road prod­ucts such as their Vin­tage Sequins Edg­ing, Pom Pom Trim, Dou­ble Stitched Vel­vet,...

read more

I LOVE golden retrievers…

Aug 5, 2008

I was lucky enough to get to train and put two field titles on my gold­en retriev­er Son­ny. We adopt­ed Son­ny from Dal­las Fort Worth Metro Gold­en Retriev­er Res­cue when he was 10 weeks old. So how many of you would have ever thought I would be up at 5 a.m. dri­ving way out into the coun­try to train in mud­dy water, mos­qui­to rid­den and chig­ger infest­ed places just to play with my heart dog?

read more

I have been tagged…

Mar 1, 2008

Let them know they are tagged by leav­ing a com­ment on their blog. You don’t know what out of order is, Mr. Trask. I always knew what the right path was.

read more

ScrapGal Challenge

Apr 15, 2007

tomor­row is my day to host the Man­ic Mon­day chal­lenge at Scrap­Gal. So my chal­lenge lay­out this week shows Sophie and Son­ny when he was 10 weeks old and teething, poor Sophie.

read more

Holiday Memories…

Dec 7, 2006

What is your favorite hol­i­day dish (exclud­ing dessert)? Favorite Hol­i­day mem­o­ry as a child? What’s your favorite hol­i­day tra­di­tion? What is your favorite hol­i­day dessert? What is your favorite Christ­mas song? What is your favorite Christ­mas special/movie?

read more
css.php