To all things there is a season

I made this home decor yesterday. For something that I thought would only take a couple of hours, it took MUCH longer than that! About eight :( Crazy, I know, but I must say I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!

My Silhouette was not cooperating with cursive writing. I ended up doing the "To everything there is a" by making a homemade rubon! It worked perfectly.


Preggo card

Since I had paper all over my table from the layouts below and an adorable PG stamp, I thought I'd throw together a card to send to my niece with the layouts. Simple but I still like it.

Baby Layouts

It's been quite a few months since I've scrapbooked so it felt great to be creative even if there are no pictures on these pages.

My niece has a 2 year old. She's now pregnant again. I've promised her layouts for her first but she never gave me any photos. Since I don't like not following through with my promises, I've decided to get a couple of two-page layouts done for her first before she has her second! I hope she likes them.


Some Creations

I've been creating just a bit lately. Not much, just a little :) The cupcake cards are for a challenge by my friend Michele over at Facebook. The OWLIE card was sent to my friend Mary who slipped, fell on ice and broke her ankle. All images are from StampingBella.
I'll be creating more the next few weeks. I bit the bullet and signed up for a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking: Scrapping on a Shoestring and Telling Stories Deeply. I've wanted to take an online class from them for quite awhile but the timing has never been real good. I have so many supplies to use and want to enhance my journaling, these classes should be good for me to open up my little brain and get some creativity flowing. So I'm excited.


BELLA Blog Candy

Great blog candy being offered by Lori! Check it out.


My baby Sprouse

I had to make the difficult decision this morning to lay my 16 year old kitty Sprouse down to rest in peace. She has had kidney stones for the last three years and it finally got the best of her. She was diagnosed with kidney failure this morning. Too old for surgery so I had to make the decision to let her go while she still had some dignity left.

We're all taking it pretty hard. This is the last pet we have that the girls grew up with. I saved Sprouse when Savannah was still in my tummy... I was eight months pregnant when I found her in 101 degree heat in a parking lot.

She has shared so much with all of us and we love her dearly. We will miss her so.


Just for fun!

I've seen this floating around the 'net and thought it looked like fun to participate. I'm not going to tag anyone.... if you choose to participate leave me a comment so I can go look at yours!

Here's the deal, it's a list of 100 things and everything that I have done is in bold:

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Held a praying mantis
9. Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (ask me Spring 2010!)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (ask me Spring 2010!)
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagra Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Have your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (ask me Spring 2010!)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Walked in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published in a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day