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Monday, November 30, 2009

November 30, 2009

I have been busy today. I finished scraping around the bath tub in my bathroom and swept the putty/caulk junk out of it. Since I had the broom in my hand, I swept my bathroom floor, the kitchen and the dining room floors, too. I finished loading the dishwasher and ran it. I folded the rest of the laundry that finished during the night on Saturday. And then worked on the checkbook some. I still have some of that work to do before bed tonight, but wanted to get my page for today posted before it got too late again!

This is a picture of the wreath hanging on the neighbor's house. We went to a meeting at Shallowford Baptist Church tonight and I saw lots of CHRISTmas lights around, so decided that had to be what my page for today was about. I'm thinking about putting my decorations up this weekend, too.

Credits:
Amanda Thorderson, Christmas Rhapsody
Font: Bodoni BT


Sunday, November 29, 2009

November 26 - 29, 2009

We had a wonderful weekend with Michael and Jessica and Kara. We arrived at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Jessica, Terry and Michael had been there since the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday. They came early so they could take a day and go to Washington, D.C. Michael, Jessica and Kara went with them. Unfortunately, Liz, Brad, Hannah and Ryan could not come because of the kids being sick.

After Tim and I arrived, I started playing with the kids, trying to keep them out of the kitchen and out of Jessica's hair as she made the final preparations on the turkey dinner. The bird was cooked to perfection! And the fixin's to go along with it were superb! Great job on the dinner, Jessica! Loved every bite!

In the afternoon and into the evening, the adults played cards, etc, while I played with Michael and Kara. They wore me out! But I love playing with them! They are so much fun! See the rest of the explanations above the pictures below.

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Font: Bradley Hand

Friday, November 27th, 2009
Jessica, Michael and Terry had to leave early in the morning to get Michael back to his dad's house by 2:00 p.m. They were supposed to leave at 7 a.m. But, they overslept. Tim expected to hear them moving around in the other part of the basement where we sleep because that is where he thought they were all sleeping. So, when he never did hear them, he got up anyway. And seeing the mattresses all moved off of the floor, he figured they had already left. What Tim did not realize is that the mattresses in the basement had been set up for Liz's family and that Jessica, Terry and Michael were sleeping upstairs. Anyway, at 8:30 Jessica gets up and asks her dad why he didn't wake them up. He told her he thought they were already gone. So they scurried around and left pretty quickly, being 2 hours behind schedule. Terry made it to Michael's dad's house with 10 minutes to spare! We think Terry was probably driving ALMOST faster than his guardian angel could keep up with him! :) Thank you, Lord for your watch care over them!

Michael and Jessica took us to the Savage Mill to look around in the special shops that occupied the refurbished textile mill. It was very interesting and we enjoyed looking around. The rest of the day was spent playing with Kara and playing games and eating leftovers!

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Font: Bodoni Bd
Saturday, November 28th, 2009
I spent the morning cleaning up the basement for Jessica so that she wouldn't have to spend so much time cleaning up after Tim and I. I cleaned the bathroom, emptied the trash, stripped the bed and carried the towels and linens to the laundry room. Then I played with Kara some more before it was time to leave. At noon, we headed back to NC. The traffic slowed us down by about 1/2 hour, which was not too bad. We stopped and got out of the traffic for awhile at 2 p.m. and ate at McDonalds. That was very good for a change! We arrived home at about 7 p.m. I was able to finish knitting Kara's scarf. All I have to do is add some fringe and some bling! I want to re-work the flower on her hat and then add some bling to it and hers will be finished. Then I'll start on Hannah's.

Credits:
Vicky Day, Sweater Weather
Font: Bodoni Bd
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
It was nice to sleep in our own bed again! However, the bed at Michael's is plenty comfortable, but you know how it is ... nothing sleeps quite as good as your own bed!

Jessica packed us up lots of leftover turkey for sandwiches, which Tim just LOVES! So, that was his meal before church tonight. And, for lunch I had some chicken and rice left that I added some turkey to. Worked out great. Best of all, I didn't have to cook a new meal! Love those leftovers!

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Font: Bodoni Bd
The utensils were made just for this layout and are not part of the kit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009

Why would a Barbie doll house, with all the trimmings, including a sink and a couch, not have a bed for the bedroom?! Doesn't make any sense to me! Well, this Barbie doll house IS going to have a bed because I'm going to make her one! I got the wood today! Square dowels (didn't know there was such a thing!) and popsicle sticks! I already have the felt for the mattress and pillow, and I have material to make the sheets and blanket and bedspread! I hope it turns out as cute as what I have envisioned in my mind!

Credits:
Linda Cumberland, Autumn Crisp QP freebie
Font: Arial

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

I stayed up until 2 am last night (this morning, lol) to finish knitting this special hat for a special girl. Today, I worked on stitching the hat together and creating a flower for it. I made the flower separate so that it could be worn wherever. This morning before I started working on the hat, I had to do some scanning for Tim. Clip art that he is going to use in the Trail of Blood series he will probably begin next year. He also downloaded a backup system to my computer so that my C drive would continuously back up to an external HD. I finally got everything moved off of the 500G EHD to my 1T EHD (which is now over half full!). That was a job! Anyway, this afternoon I took a break from the knitting needles and went back to sewing. I wanted to make a little drawstring purse for another very special little miss for Christmas for her to carry around her girlie things.....or whatever she choses! I'll need to replace the batteries on my little craft sewing machine soon. It was very draggy today!

Credits:
Silvia Romeo, Arabesque Lavender (kit is retired)
Font: Arial

November 23, 2009

Tim and I worked on the bathroom again today. I started out putting the caulk on, but it was taking all the strength I had to squeeze the stupid stuff out of the tube and the longer it took the more it killed my neck because of looking up so high. Bifocals don't help either because you have to tilt your head back even further to focus properly! It was a pain in the neck, literally! So, I gave the caulk to Tim and I smoothed it out. He ran out and had to go to get some more. Lo and behold, the new tubes squeezed out very easily! Did I mention the other tube that I was trying to use was OLD!! Probably brought it from WV more than a year ago now! We are also going to re-caulk around the tub, but I will have to work more on that as there is caulk smeared all over the tub so it will take some elbow grease to get it cleaned up properly.

The remainder of the day, I worked on my first knitting project that I want to get done by Christmas for a couple of very special little ladies! :)

Credits:
Vicky Day, Sweater Weather
Font: Arial

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009

This is another one of the meals from the E-mealz I ordered. Once again, there is enough left over for another meal! I'm lovin' it!

Credits:
Celebrate the Moment was a charity collab that one of the designers I CT for was on.
Papers and tag are by Eva Kipler, flourish is by Amanda Thorderson and the flower is by CK, who ever that might be. Sorry, don't know who. I didn't get any TOU's with the kit.
Font: Bradley hand

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 21, 2009

Hey, Liz! Dad and I eat at Subway mainly now because he and I can split a foot long sandwich for $5! With chips and a drink we spend $10! You can't hardly do that at McDonalds anymore, not to mention Subway's sandwiches are more healthy! It's all about the money, honey! :)

So, my surprise for all of those who will be spending Christmas with us is that we are getting my bathroom fixed with a shower! WOOHOO! That will certainly help matters! And while I'm thinking of our Christmas get-together, I spoke with Nathanael earlier this week. The week between Christmas and New Year is a "blackout" meaning NO ONE is allowed to take off from Walmart. Plus, he has been training at Denny's Restaurant as a cook for 2 weeks (making more than what Walmart is paying him), so he has their schedule to contend with, too. However, that being said, if he has a couple days off, they are hoping they can come to the house in the early part of the week. But probably only for one day. So, with that in mind, you all might want to plan on being here the first part of the week between Christmas and New Year. We can talk about it this coming week in MD. Can't wait!!!!!!!

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Full Circle
Font: Arial

Friday, November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009

Tim sent me an e-mail yesterday inviting me to go and see a movie, LOL! The funny thing about that is that he sent it from the next room! So, I walked to his room to talk to him about it! So, we went to the matinee showing. And, let me just say that as a mom the movie was heart wrenching! Your mom-heart takes over and you are in Sandra Bullock's shoes (the momma in the story). There is some language in it that kids don't need to hear, as far as I'm concerned (I don't know why they have to do that! GRRRR!). But it is a good movie. Take kleenex! We ended the evening with a sub! $25 date, priceless!

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Font: Bickley Hand

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009

Today I played with a new kit for my CT designer, Cindy Ritter. She has made the cutest, prettiest kit called "Sugarplums and Stardust." What I usually do for her is create 4x6 brag books for her to sell. She will give me a coupon for some of her CU (commercial use) designer items for using when I make digital scrapbooking kits.

Since the kit has lots of wintery type of stuff in it, I decided to use it for today's page featuring the crocheted dresses, hats and scarves that my dear friend made for Barbie, which I will give to a certain little girl for Christmas! The hat and scarves look really cute with the jacket I made yesterday! Susie is working on some other things, too! I think one little girl is gonna be very happy with all of her new Barbie outfits! I'm glad I bought some Barbies at the thrift store so a couple of little girls can play with them when they are here for Christmas!

Credits:
Cindy Ritter, Sugarplums and Stardust
Font: Bickley Hand


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

I am really pleased with today's project for Barbie! It took 2 tries and a combination of a couple of patterns, but I got'er done! Turned out really cute, IMHO! :) Barbie is stylin'!

Credits:
Elka Romero, Blog Freebies
Font: Bickley Hand

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009

I am really enjoying sewing for a change! It is fun to see what I can come up with out of the Dollar Tree materials I bought and the stuff that Susie gave to me. She gave me some leather that I want to try to make a coat out of, but I'm worried I will mess up and then not have enough material! But I'll never know til I try! :)

Credits:
Diana Burton, Helianthus
Font: Bodoni BdCn

November 16, 2009

We went to Clarksville, VA today for the Pastor's Fellowship meeting for the group of pastors from NC, SC, VA. It was about 2 1/2 hours from the house. On the way home, we were about 10 minutes from the house at 10:20 p.m. when we hit backed up traffic in I-40 West. We sat for 2 hours before Tim decided he was tired of sitting. So we got the atlas and tried to "feel" our way home via back roads. I say "feel" our way because every time we turned Monica on, she wanted to take us back to I-40! And we knew that wasn't a possibility, so we kept traveling until we got lost and turned her on. Then she got us home in about 15 minutes! So, the trip home ended up taking twice as long! We didn't get home until almost 1 a.m.!

Credits:
Diana Burton, Helianthus
Font: Bodoni BdCn

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 15, 2009

Today, I made this outfit for Barbie. This is the 2nd pair of crop pants as the first ones would not go up over her hips.....hmmmm?? Never woulda thought that a problem for Barbie! :) Actually, the problem was that my seams were too deep! But I still feared they wouldn't fit, so I cut the material straight up from the hips and then gathered the waist with a draw string. And, the top is much more modest than the crop top. I just added about an inch and a half. Plus I used the hem that was already on the bandana to save myself a little time! :)

Credits:
Sharon's Scrappin Stuff, Family and Friends
Font: Angelina

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14, 2009

The weather was absolutely beautiful today! Since we didn't get to do any exploring on Tim's day off this week because of the rain, he wanted to make a trip to Pilot Mountain. Unfortunately, most of the colorful leaves had already fallen to the ground, but it was just a beautiful day to be outside! Everyone else thought so, too, as we have NEVER seen so many people there as we saw today! There were so many people, in fact, that Tim wouldn't even set up the tripod to get a picture of us because of all the people "looking." Even though there were lots of people taking pictures! Anyway.......

Tim decided after we left Pilot Mountain to go to Hanging Rock State Park. We always see the sign but have never gone. Beautiful park! The "modest" trail (what a joke!) was a killer to the peaks! It was pretty but would have been better if the leaves were still colorful! It was exhilarating being out on the edge, however!

The short trip turned into an all day adventure! Plus, I had not eaten anything since breakfast because I cannot hike on a full stomach and we didn't leave until noon. So, my plan was to eat my peanut butter and honey sandwich and chips when we were done at Pilot Mountain. But since we were going to Hanging Rock, which I knew was not too awful far from Pilot Mountain, I still didn't want to eat and try to drag the extra weight up and down the hills! Tim decided we would eat at Subway on the way home (it was dark by the time we finished at Hanging Rock) but Monica took us to a Subway address where there was no longer a Subway, but we found a Jersey Mike's Subs right down the street, so that is what we had for dinner! It sure was good after not eating all day!

Well, I'm exhausted, so I'm going to bed early tonight! Have a wonderful and blessed Lord's Day tomorrow!

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Font: Angelina


More Got Candy? with Hannah and Ryan

Here's some more pages of Hannah and Ryan for Halloween.

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Got Candy? and EZ Scrapz Templates
Fonts: Loosie Script and Little Days



Hannah

When we went to WV last weekend, we went early to spend time with Liz and family and Jessica and Michael came, too! We got there Thursday around noon. After Hannah got home from school, Tim and I took Ryan and Hannah outside to play. It was a beautiful day, but windy and chilly. Hannah was sitting on the pumpkin and I decided it would be a perfect fall picture! She is always more than willing to strike a pose for a picture!

Then, in the second page, we had gone to the school to play before the dedication service on Saturday and we were messing around on the parallel bars trying to get Hannah and Michael to flip over on them. Michael tried but couldn't. Hannah wouldn't try! But she hung upside down on them!

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Perfect Pumpkin and EZ Scrapz Templates
Fonts: Adorable, Angelina and Arial


Kara and More Halloween

In this first page, Kara is looking pretty happy to be Trunk and Treating! She is checking out the goodies in her shopping bag at the mall!

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Got Candy? and EZ Scrapz Templates
Font: Loosie Script


Kara and her friend, Emily enjoyed Trunk and Treat at church. Then Kara helped her grandma Stewart pass out treats.

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Perfect Pumpkin and EZ Scrapz Templates
Font: Angelina

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009

Today I have a 2-pager for you because I couldn't get everything on the pages with the recipes, too! Enjoy the recipes! We sure did! :) Also, I forgot to post my page for Nov. 12th, so it is below today's page!

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Fonts: Aunt Judy (Recipe Titles)
Arial (Recipe Bodies)
Angelina (Journaling)



November 12, 2009
Rain, rain and more rain! Tomorrow, the weather is supposed to improve! Today, Tim and I went to the matinee to see Amelia Erhardt. Pretty good! Didn't get great reviews, but it would be hard to make this kind of show very exciting! But, it is still worth seeing. It was a 2 hour movie, so by the time it ended it was 4:30 which is supper time for us! So we ate at a Chinese buffet right down the street from the movie theater right before we were to get back on the freeway to head south for home. This theater is exit 115 and we live off of exit 103, so it was not a bad drive to get to it.

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Perfect Pumpkin
Font: Little Days

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Got Candy?

Here's a couple of Trick or Treat pages I did. I've still got some pictures that I want to make pages for, but this is all I have done so far.

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Got Candy?
Font: Angelina


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

SHHHHH!! Here's what I finished today! I had to buy hook and eye fasteners for the pajama top and hemmed the shorts. The bath robe is my favorite, so far! Turned out too cute! Since I had scraps left from the toweling, I decided to make a couple of towels and a wash cloth. Everyone knows you need 2 towels when you take a bath! One for the bod and one for your hair! :)

Credits:
Benilda Scraps, Caroline Mini Kit
Font: Angelina

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November 04 - 10, 2009

OK, I know! I'm just a week behind! I took the laptop to WV with me with every intention of creating lots of pages! The only problem is that I forgot my EHD which has all of my scrapbooking kits on it! This first kit is one that the links were still accessible from my Digitals store account. The others are from some stuff I had on the laptop. I'll make comments and credits as you look through the pages below. Have fun reading and catching up on my life from the last week! :)

November 04, 2009
Last week I mentioned that I am making Barbie doll clothes for a certain someone for Christmas. I went to Dollar Tree with the intention of finding some goodies to make some more clothes with and I searched every inch of the store to find the goodies in this first page. You can read about it on my page.

November being a new month, it is time for me to be the CT for another designer at Digitals. Her credits are:
Angela Sharrow, Got Candy?
Font: Lights Out


November 05, 2009
I'm glad I happened to think of these skewers that worked perfectly for my knitting needs! The yarn I bought yesterday is going to turn into a jacket for a very special Barbie doll, hopefully! I knew I should have saved all of the craft stuff I got rid of before we moved from WV! Oh, well! Such is life!

We traveled to WV today for the purpose of attending the dedication services on 11/7 of the new building for Buffalo Baptist that was started when we were still there. Tim is to give some of the history of the new building construction and Jessica and I will be singing.

Credits:
Angela Sharrow, Got Candy?
Font: Lights Out


November 06, 2009
Jessica arrived last night with little Michael. Terry decided not to come since Brad was going to be busy and since Tim was not going to be around on Friday. As you can see, the kids had loads of fun bouncing on the air mattress that Jessica and Michael slept on. I love catching the kids in the air as they are jumping around!

Credits:
Digital Freebies Friday Freebie, Falling for You
Font: Lights Out


November 07, 2009
The dedication services did not start until 2:00, so we decided to take the kids to the elementary school playground to burn off some of their energy. The day was absolutely gorgeous! Not too hot with the sun shining brightly and a wonderful breeze blowing leaves off the trees! I remember climbing to the top of the swings and spinning on the top bar. Well, that was a few years ago, to say the least! But watching Liz flip over the bar made me want to do it, too! So, I did! Obviously Michael thought I couldn't get my big caboose over, so he was trying to help me! I didn't need his help, but that's OK! Did I mention that he could not perform mine and Liz's trick? :)

Credits:
Sharon C, A Little Bird Told Me
Font: Lights Out


November 08, 2009
We traveled home after the dedication services and meal yesterday and got home around 9:30. It is a 4 hour trip if you don't stop to eat. That includes a stop to get gas and go to the potty. Not a really bad trip. I like traveling and working on my laptop at night because the sun is not reflecting on the screen that way and it is so much easier to see what I am doing!

I finished knitting the length of yarn that I was working on for the Barbie doll jacket. And, it turned out pretty nice! I still need to fix some sort of fastener at the top of it. But, other than that, it is finished! I like the varigated colors it has.

Credits:
Vicky Day, Lord of the Harvest
Fonts: Adorable (title) and Angelina (journaling)


November 09, 2009
Every month, except December, we take a group of people from church and conduct services at the Mallard Ridge Assisted Living home about 7 miles from the church. We have a wonderful time with the people there every month. They really love to sing! It is such a blessing to be there. These services are sure different from the Nursing Home services we have held in the past! I used to dread going to those!

Credits:
Silvia Romeo, Arbesque Lavender
Font: Angelina


November 10, 2009
Instead of running back and forth to the store off and on all week, I decided to try sticking to the e-mealz plan that Dave Ramsey recommends. The plan comes with menus for 5 meals (there are leftovers with most of them), recipes and the grocery list. I am really enjoying because I have minimal food preparation to worry and think about!

Credits:
Silvia Romeo, Arbesque Lavender
Font: Angelina

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 03, 2009

SHHHHHHH!!!!!! This page is a secret! I started working on some Christmas presents today! Here's a sneak peek! All I can say is that I should have started this project quite a bit earlier! :)

Credits:
Amanda Thorderson, A Harvest of Blessings
Font: Andy

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 02, 2009

What a gorgeous day today was! After I got groceries I worked in the check book and cleaned up my desk some. But the sunshine was calling to me! So, I decided to roll up the blinds and wash some windows! Even though I didn't have to go outside to wash the outside of the windows, it still took longer than I thought it would. This is the first time for me in washing the windows in the parsonage and it took some effort to put the windows back together! But, it was still a whole lot better than having to take half of the task outside and fight with a ladder to boot!

Credits:
Amanda Thorderson, "A Harvest of Blessings"
Font: Andy

November 01, 2009

Time for another sneak peek of my new kit. Today, Week 4 assignment was due at Brownie Scraps. Week 1 was plain papers. Week 2 was patterned papers. Week 3 was flowers, ribbons, leaves and beads. Week 4 was the rest of the elements like word art, frames, etc. We have 2 more weeks left for learning how to package our kits and advertising our kits for sale.

Credits:
BG is just filled with one of the colors from my color palette for the kit.
Kit name: Sweater Weather
Fonts: Big Chump BT for SNEAK PEEK and Andy for journaling