Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Could it be????

Could spring finally be on it's way?? Here in PA the snow is melting, my driveway is muddy and the temperatures are beginning to climb. I'm looking forward to opening the windows and finally airing out the house. It's only a matter of time.....


Meanwhile, been working and scrapping. That's my life. Next week Steve has his appointments with his doctors to once again start to process of going back to work. HOPEFULLY all will be well and by the beginning of April he'll be bringing home a paycheck again. His disability ran out January 15th and it's been a TOUGH road financially. Bills are beginning to pile up and I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever get out of this whole. Two years ago things were so good. We sold our house, made a nice profit and bought this new one. Now we're back to square one. UGH!!! Will it ever get better?.


Here's some new layouts I've done in the last few weeks. Working with these great flowery kits of Alma's has really gotten me in the mood for spring.









Friday, March 02, 2007

Feeling Lucky

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Time to test your LUCK at Treasures to Scrap!! It's going to be a fun filled month of chatting, creating, and scrapping! We're racing for the pot of gold, and in this game, he who has the most in that pot WINS! There are already lots of leprechauns chasing that pot rainbow and its illustrious gold! QUICK, hurry on over to www.treasurestoscrap.com and get busy!

While you're there, check out the Sponsor galleries for this month's Paper and Digi sponsors! All I can way is there is some YUMMY stuff in there! If you're looking to be inspired, head on over to TTS and start ROCKIN' the house!!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

More Goodbyes

Last Wednesday we had to say goodbye to Tigger. It was a painful decision, but she was very sick and not much could be done for her. I knew in my heart she was sick, but it's still very painful to say goodbye.......


Sunday, February 11, 2007

Goodbye Harry.........




Yesterday was a sad day. My brother had to put is beloved dog Harry to sleep. Harry was a special dog and he will be missed very much. I made the layout above to send to my brother. I'm sure he'll put it near Harry's ashes.

Steve is still not working. We've started a full fledge job hunt now. His short term disability has run out, and we just can't live on my measely income until April. He has an interview on Wednesday. Hopefully he'll get some calls on the other jobs he's applied for.

As for me, been working and working and more working. Getting tired of working, but we need to survive I guess.

It's been downright FRIGID here in PA the last two weeks. I'm not complaining though, after the mild January we had, we were due. I just wish we'd get some snow!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Your Birthdate: February 9

You are a born idealist, with more pet causes than you can count.
You prefer be around others, both when working and while relaxing.
Generous and giving, you believe you can change the world one person at a time.
You're open minded and tolerant. People feel like they can tell you anything.

Your strength: Your go-with-the-flow flexibility

Your weakness: Your flair for the over dramatic

Your power color: Pine green

Your power symbol: Circle

Your power month: September

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Got Chocolate?

If you are a chocolate lover, like I'm a chocolate lover, RUN, don't walk over to digital freebies and get yourself this stinkin' cute digi kit by Michelle Pieters. It's the Add on for her kit Always Sweet and it's just TOOOOO FUN!!! Check out how awesome this layout is!




How much more fun can it get??

Friday, January 12, 2007

Hitting a brick wall!

Well, just when we thought it was all over...SURPRISE!!

The doctor for Rockland Coaches (Steve's employer) won't clear him to return to work. Says he can't clear him while he's on Topamax since it's a medication also used to treat seizures. He has to be on something that's strictly for migraines. (the doctor has to follow the DOT regulations since Steve drives a bus for a living)

So here we are, back to square one. I would cry...but I think I'm too numb.....

Monday, January 08, 2007

First hurdle has been jumped....

Finally got the OK from one of three doctors for Steve to go back to work. Hopefully Doctors #2 and #3 will give their quick OK and the middle of next week Steve will be working again! WHOOOOO HOOOO!!!! Keep your fingers crossed cause we DESPERATELY need the income!!

Take a look at this! My son is now officially a published poet!!




Last year as part of an english project, they had to submit a poem to a contest run by The American Library of Poetry. This year he got a letter stating his poem was gonig to be published (ok..so it was a total "come-on" to make the parents spend $24.00 for the book) He was so thrilled when he got the letter that of course we sent in our form. The book arrived last week. Here he is showing of his Poem "If I Were a Bear"



Doesn't he look PROUD!! I know we are proud of him!! CONGRATS Michael!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

RUN, Don't walk....

to Treasures to Scrap! OMG!! What a month. There's a digi contest hosetd by Rina Kroes. Check it out!



There's also a contest being sponsored by Cosmo Cricket for all paper scrappers as well. Have you seen the Cosmo cricket papers?? Can you say YUMMMMMMMY?? The contest rules for that is easy.

Make any layout or project using Cosmo Cricket products, post them in the TTS gallery and link that layout or project to this thread.

All layouts of projects need to be new to the web, and TTS. You may share them elsewhere on the web but, they need to be done new this month!!!

We will judge at the end for our favorite project on the 31st of January and the winner will recieve the Winter Wonderland Collection from Cosmo Cricket!!!!

And if that wasn't enough, there's also the Guest Design Team contest, and the Resolutions Game going on. It's a busy month at TTS with lots of great specials (oh did I mention there's a sale on pattern paper as well??). Just head over to Treasures to Scrap and play! You won't be sorry!!!

Monday, January 01, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

It's with mixed emotions that I say goodbye to 2006. As with any year, it had it's shares of ups and downs. I'm hoping 2007 has more ups than 2006, but I'm sure I"ll deal with whatever is thrown my way!

It's been a few weeks since I posted. Hmm....what's new. My biggest news is that I got picked to be on Alma Townsend's Creative team!! Can you believe it?? Me?? Alma?? The Scrap Habit?? I still pinch myself once in awhile to make sure I'm awake! LOL. If you haven't seen Alma's Designs, she sells exclusively at Scrapbook Elements. Her stuff is AWESOME! I'm having so much fun working with it. Here's a couple layouts with some of her newest kits.





I'm also still on the creative team for Mirranda Reinhardt and Gotta Pixel. I am in heaven. Between the three creative teams I'm on, plus being on the DT at Treasures to Scrap, I have so much inspiration and material to keep me going for a long time!!

On a personal note, Steve should be returning to work within the next couple of weeks. Can you say YAHOOOOOOOO? It will be great to get him back to work, get regular paychecks and get back into a routine! I'll still be working on the weekends..but at least it's extra money until we can catch up!

Well, enough of my blabbering! HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!