Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank You Card and the winner

First I will post the winner to my little fun guessing game the other day. Yes, we survived, but whew, glad it is over. The last one did not leave until 2:15 pm yesterday afternoon. I was exhausted last night. And so was the birthday boy. I think he went down at 9 o'clock last night.

Any way, Craftymom 205 you were pretty darn close. I think the last one went down at 5:13 AM in the morning.
craftymom205 said...

I will have to say 5:00am. Good Luck.

So email me your address and I will send you my RAK of scrap goodies.

And here is a Thank You card that I have recently made. I did it for the Die Cuttin' Divas card challenge for that particular week.

I really found it hard to photograph just a black and white project. It looks really nice in person.

Patterned papers, flowers, bling: Imaginisce; Cardstock: Core'dinations; Die Cutter: Cricut Expression with StoryBook and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges.

That is all for today. I hope to see you back!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Let's have some fun with this...

Okay, so this is the second post today. So, if you don't know already, my 12 year old son is having a sleepover birthday bash tonight. I don't know what in me thought that this was a better idea than for him to have a party at a loud, flashing light, laser tag game place. Anyway, I am sure the night will be quite interesting staying up with 9 pre-teen adolescent boys.

So, I thought I would have a little fun with it. I have a RAK of scrapbooking goodies taht I will give to the person that guesses the closest time to when they fall asleep. And if two guess correctly whomever guessed first will win.

I am not sure what the RAK will be but it will be at least $50 worth of stuff, from Imaginisce, GCD studios and others. I have a lot I can get rid of.

You can guess until 0800 CST tomorrow morning. I will post the winner tomorrow. Ready, set, go....

So twelve years ago today....

I was at Woman's Hospital in labor with my oldest child. I can't believe he is now 12 years old. Here he is. Not a great quality photo. It was taken with his ipod. He is a pretty good kid. I am really proud of him.

And you know what is funny? This is his favorite song right now:

So this tells me that good music stands the test of time. So I busted out the Stones and Led Zepplin and he screwed his nose up. Really? He said that music sucks, mom. So he likes this song by The Killers, because his friends do, but not "It's only rock n' roll" by the Rolling Stones. This is peer pressure at it's finest. There is a ring leader that says what is cool and the rest just follow and agree. I tried to tell him, share this song with your friends and tell them like you mean it that this is a cool song and you might be surprised what happens.

I mean the Rolling Stones is one of the best rock bands ever. I admit they were a bit before my time, but none-the-less, awesome!

I just wish I could instill all of my knowledge in his brain right now. I just hate all the peer pressure that he is facing right now. But I guess I can just try my best to guide him and he will have to make his own decisions. I just secretly hope he does not follow in his mom's steps. I was a bit of a party girl back in the day.

I remember walking to a final exam at LSU at 0700 in the morning with my Rolling Stones concert t-shirt on singing "It's only Rock & Roll", still feeling the "exuberance" from the night before and needless to say, I did not pass the exam because I had just gotten home from New Orleans from the concert. It was AWESOME!! And I am pretty sure this was what was on my t-shirt along with a bit of gradeau from the streets of New Orleans.

So that is all for today. I have to finish cleaning the house for the big sleep over birthday bash tonight.

And I wanted to thank you all for the supporting comments from my previous post. Yes, I am a scrapbooker at heart and I have to admit I have been timid in the past about sharing the "real" me on my blog because I was afraid it would hurt my chances of being on this design team or that design team, well no more. And you know what is funny? Since I have been posting more than just scrapbooking posts, I have had a lot of more hits on my blog. Funny, how that happens. Thank you so much for your support.

P.S. Did you catch one of the songs that was played on David Letterman last night by the band, it was by the Stones, "_itch".

Monday, May 23, 2011

Speaking of Mothers.........

So I know my post yesterday was a little deep. I guess it was a little too much for a couple of people at least because I have now lost some followers on my blog after that post. That is their option as this is mine to post what I feel on my blog. With that said. I would like to share a card that I made for my beautiful mother for Mother's Day. And I have to say that I am glad that my son's friend's mother had one last mother's day. I bet she was treated like a queen.

The printed papers I used were from a 6x6 card pad by LilyBee. I am really liking the card pad prints for my cards because they are a smaller print. The cardstock is by Worldwin. If you have not tried that cardstock, you really should. It cuts awesome on the Cricut (and I suppose any other die cut machine). It cuts clean and does not have fibers showing after the cut. The cardstock type that I used is the Cascata brand from Worldwin. And of course my trusty Irock from Imaginisce. I just love that tool. If you don't have one, you really need to get one. The Cricut carts that I used are Home Accents and Celebrate with Flourish Cartridges.

That is all for today. Not too deep, right? Maybe that is better....
Until next time,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Questioning God....

yes, you read that right. I am questioning God right now. If you read my blog you are not used to me saying things like that. You are used to just scrapbooking, happy go lucky posts, well that is not my life right now. If you read the by line under my blog title it says "A blog about mostly my scrappy self and the life that goes with it". Well this is the "life that goes with it part".

As I was sitting in church this morning with my two older children, both boys, I heard them say the intentions at the end of the mass for the dead and they said the name of someone I knew. A mother of one of my 9 year old son's classmates. I know this woman. She would volunteer at school with me. I just can not even understand this. When I asked my son about it he said, "yeah, it is .....'s mother and he does not like to talk about it". Well I guess he doesn't. He is a 10 year old little boy whose mother just died. I just don't understand how God can take away a little boy's mother.

The last time I felt like this was when my 48 year old aunt died of breast cancer. She had an eight year old daughter at the time. Her son was 17 and her oldest daughter was married. I just don't understand this. Children need their mothers. When I questioned God when this happened years ago, both my mother and my brother (who is now a priest) said "God takes people when they are at their best". Okay I understand that, but what about the children and spouses that are left behind suffering? I just don't understand that.

Maybe that is why I am stone faced at work sometimes when it comes to death. I just don't deal very well with it when it is close to me. Right now I have tears in my eyes and I just can't stand the fact that this little boy is now without his living mother for the rest of his life. It just does not seem fair.....................

God, please help me understand.

Until next time,