Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Check it OUT!

This a picture from this past weekend in Natchez. Lisa was a great speaker and fit right in with the crazy Southern girls. My classes went well, and I had an awesome time with my sweet friends.

Now we are settling into a routine and getting things ready to start my new job and a new school. I am starting a full-time job as a Teachers Assistant/ Interventionist. I took this job so that my kids could go to an awesome school, but it's not in my district. In order for them to go there, I must work there or own property in the district. I am looking forward to it, but not to the changes our lives are making. My babies are growing up too fast! I found several pictures from a few years ago during Hurricane Katrina. They were SO little and sweet! I need not go on. I do not need to work myself up. We have had tons of fun this Summer and the good times will not end just because school has started. Cherish the time you have with your babies!

We are off to meet our friends and get our uniforms and school supplies. A fun tradition we started years ago. We take the girls on a little date and then get all of the necessities. Do you have a tradition that you take part in before school begins?

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Remember a couple of posts back I said I had some exciting news??? Well, here it is! I am now a member of the GLITZ Design Team! I love this line and the Glitz Girls are awesome! I look forward to working with them and their FUN products!

I am on my way to Natchez to teach and crop and just hang with my girlfriends. I posted a not so great photo of what I will be teaching(a new camera is on the way, hopefully will help:) at Scrappin' on the River. Come join us, this event is always a unique and fun one. Lisa Bearnson will be there, and I look forward to meeting her.

Enjoy your weekend, and I leave you with a couple of layouts from my last event. The first one is with The new Glitz line.....Olivia. I love it! Photo is by my lovely friend Maureen Wilson.

The second is using some of the fabulous Glitz rub-ons and lots of other goodies hanging out in my bags. Photo by Maureen Wilson.

Thanks for Visiting!

OH OF COURSE! I knew i was forgetting something important! The Girls Loft has a blog now! Check it out!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Scrapping On The River..... Classes

This is "BE FREE". One of two classes I am teaching at Scrapping On The River, in Natchez, MS. I have had several people say they could not see it on the event website, so I wanted to put it on my site so it could be blown up. The cost of this class is $32.00. It will include lots of techniques and a new way of looking at some of the "junk" around your house.
This is my "HOME" banner. I LOVE this class. It was so fun to make this little banner and I always enjoy using my favorite subjects in my work. It includes six pages, and can also be used as a mini book if you do not want to make a banner. This is a very busy detailed class, but you end up with a SUPER cute finished project that you can keep for yourself or that you could give as a gift. Class cost is $32.00. This class is sponsored by Anthologies.
This past weekend was great fun. My classes sold out and my peeps seemed really pleased with their projects. I got a lot of scrapping done and had tons of fun with my girlfriends. I will post a pic. of My "Whoo Loves You" class in a bit. I also found out some very exciting news and I cannot wait to fill you in!! SOON! Some of you already know, but I am trying to get all of the kinks worked out before I spill the beans.
Also, I promised pics from the vacation. I will put those up sometime this week. Really........
Until then, I am purging my scrap junk and cleaning my house. Got four girls and their kids coming to help me at the end of this week and I want to be ready. Ms. Cindy, don't you wish you were here to see how all of this works out????

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just a Glimpse

WOW! It's been a while! When I say we have not been home that is no exaggeration! We are making the most of our Summer. Last weekend I went on a retreat with my girlfriends. I mentioned that we were staying in a cabin at a state park. It was a really relaxing and funny weekend. One night we got a little stir crazy and went to a movie. Mostly, we just scrapped, laughed, and enjoyed being with each other. It's not often this bunch gets together without teaching classes, running a scrap store, or a convention. I love these girls!
Sunday I drove back from the camp to repack and an hour later jump back in the car with my kids and my friend and head to Georgia. Nine hours or so later we arrived at my friends new home. Her family accepted a position as minister of youth at a church on the coast. Their new church family moved them, unpacked them, and stocked their fridge and pantry. What a blessing. I believe they have moved to a loving community that will appreciate them. After we settled them in, we did a little vacationing (pictures later). We spent time on the islands, shopping, eating seafood, playing at the beach, and just enjoying the scenery and being together. We took a couple of days to go to Savannah where we enjoyed museums, carriage rides, music in the city square, walks along the river, and the best seafood I have ever had. Needless to say, we had a great time and I will post more on that later. We returned home on Sunday and I had to immediately start getting ready for my supper club which was being held at MY house. TONS of clothes to wash and some major dusting and straightening to do. That was last night and it was a great time. It took us three and a half hours to catch up on all the latest. They were also cluing me in on my new job (more on that later).
This weekend I am headed out to teach at an event in South Louisiana. I am tired but I get to be with my girlfriends so it will be a blast. My girls are going to spend several days with their grandparents and cousins in Jackson and are very much looking forward to that. Next weekend some of the girls are coming up from LA to hang out with me at my house and let the kids play. We are gonna work on my new scrap room! And then another event, then real life begins..... We are having so much fun this Summer and we don't want it to end, but that's not reality. I will get a little more detailed later ,but just wanted to fill you in on the latest and catch up.
I leave you with just one more example of how life is moving so quickly. My baby just lost her third tooth. It is one of the big front ones and is one of the ones that really marks the fact that she is growing up. She goes to Kindergarten this year and I am just sick over it. At least I will be with them.
Alright! I am off to get everybody ready and grab a bite to eat. For those of you taking my class this weekend, I will post the project shortly. Any size pic 5x7 or smaller will work. I changed the project up a bit due to materials not being available, but basically the same idea. See y'all soon!