Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Some new stuff!

It's the last day for Sassy Scrapper's month long grand opening contest so I've been scrapping like crazy this week trying to get all the challenges done. I've also been doing quite a bit of digi scrapping. I'm quickly becoming obsessed with it! I'm having a lot of fun!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thank you Dad

Dear Dad:

I just want to thank you for everything you have taught me over the years. When I was young I feared you, you seemed like such a powerful big man. Now, I'm in awe of you. You have such an amazing outlook on life. As a young husband and father, you worked hard to get where you are today. Thank you for always working 2 jobs until your heart attack, and giving me and Stacey everything we always wanted; a new car at 16, trips every summer!

Thank for you teaching me how important family is. You have always put us first and you have always been there for me when I needed you the most but was afraid to admit it. There have been many times in my life that I wouldn't have made it through if it weren't for you.

Most of all, thank you for your strength. After being diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall, you made a choice, a choice to live. You knew there were things left in life that you wanted to accomplish, places you wanted to go. In this last few months you have endured more than one person should. Three excruciating months of chemotherapy, a major operation in which they had to remove your whole stomach, spleen and part of your pancreas. You bounced back from that, and now you still face another 2 months of radiation. Most would have given up, but you just say "hey this is what I have to do, there's no other alternative for me".

Thank you dad for the amazing life that you have given me and thank you for being an amazing father. I love you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What Im thinking about today

Well, Maureen over at Sassy Scrappers has challenged everyone to update their blogs. I'm so guilty of not updating!! So my thoughts today? I'm sitting at my desk working and wishing I was outside!! It is turning out to be another gorgeous day here in Connecticut! This weekend we weeded flower beds, laid mulch and fertilized the lawn. I'd really like to get out there after work today and work on some more flower beds! And Im thinking I really need to get out and take a picture of our Japanese Cherry tree that is starting to bloom this week and looks gorgeous!! Im thinking about the 3 on-line crops I would like to attend this weekend, and how I can convince my hubby to let me get some goodies for the weekend! I snuck to AC Moore yesterday for some glue dots and paper, but there's some stores online that have some gorgeous paper right now and I want some!!!

It was just me home last night so I was able to get some scrapping done! These are for challenges on Sassy Scrappers as well as Serendipity Scrapbooks:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A real quick one!

Here's a few things I've been working on this week! These were all made for the Sassy Scrappers Grand Opening Celebration crop challenges!

This layout was done with the new blog sketch site Sketchabilities . This was a super fun layout to do!

This card was done for the Cardvarks weekly challenge Flights of Fancy!

Another card made for a challenge over at Sassy Scrappers!

Friday, April 4, 2008

My how time flies!

Wow, I hadn't realized that I haven't blogged in 2 weeks! Been busy! We had a wonderful Easter with the whole family and took plenty of pictures! I've already started scrapping them which is a first for me!

I created this layout for Scrapping the music . The song this week was Kanye West "Stronger". I also based this layout on Triple the sketch blog. This was their very first sketch!! I think it's a great one because it's so versatile. I had struggled with this layout until I saw this sketch. I think this is going to be a great place to go for inspiration!!

In other news, I got selected as one of the 10 finalists for the Design Team at Sassy Scrappers!! I'm so excited!! I know Steph and Amy from other message boards and I just think they are great ladies, so was happy to see that they started this new board. There's a lot of nice girls over there and it's so much fun! A ton of challenges going on right now for their grand opening celebration all month long! And their giving away awesome prizes!