Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Photos and Memories...


Every once in a while, I pull out my old photo album. It has all my baby and school photos in it. I also have some old black and white photos that my brother-in-law took in the early seventies. This is one of them. It is my nephew, Michael. He died a few years back at the age of 35. He had two wonderful children and a wonderful wife at the time. They had just moved to Tennessee to be near my sister and to start a new job. One day driving home from work, he just drove off the road and was in a tragic accident that took his life.

I'll always remember Michael and how family was so important to him. There are many times I still think of him, and my heart aches at the loss. It is those times I sit and have a little talk to him. I know he can't talk back, but I know he's listening.

Anyway, here is a lo that I did with one of those very special pictures of our Michael.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Twisted Sketches is Up!!


Come play along with us for a chance to win a little rac. Anam has some wonderful sketches. Just go here to check it out -->http://www.twistedsketches.com/ Above is my take on the sketch!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop Today.


Please follow us around as we do our blog hop! You will see the E.A.D. Creative Team on the right side of my blog. I have had these cool white rub-ons that I was saving for the right inspiration. Yesterday it hit me, and this is the lo I came up with! It is minimalist in style, but I like it's overall look.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Giveaway!!

Want to win some great papers? Even the Christmas line that won't be released until September?? Go here http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/2009/08/06/cha-giveaway-nikki-sivils-scrapbooker/ Nikki has donated to Scrapbook Update. Go leave a comment for your chance to win!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A little behind...

Oh, and I am definitely not talking about mine, cuz it ain't little! I am just now writing about CHA and the Craft Supershow. I got back Sunday, but yesterday I just had to (yes I had to!) take three naps.

CHA was a blast! It was a lot of work standing on your feet all day. The talking part came easy until I started creating my own unique version of words. Lack of sleep can do that ya know! How cool was it to meet so many people. I just loved meeting some of my online friends in person. Everyone of them even more wonderful in person.

I worked Nikki Sivils booth. It was their debut at CHA, and wow, what a reception they received!! I was so happy for Dan and Nikki! Speaking of... Dan and Nikki are the nicest people ever. I also got to meet fellow design team member Charity Hassel. She was also my roomie while she was there. We found out we have so much in common in regards to our past. Anyway, we all had so much fun. We joked and laughed the entire time!! They were all great sports and took my abuse rather well, I might say. :D

I also had the pleasure of meeting the Graphic 45 ladies. Diane and her wonderful daughters were just amazing. I felt so guilty for not working there booth. I would have if I could have been two places. It was so neat to meet them. Diane, if you read this, thanks for being so sweet and appreciative. :)

Ok the super show... it was another experience all together. Since Charity left me... hmmm...you know you did girl...I was left doing the make and take all by myself that first day. Those people were like buzzards at my table. Dan and Nikki weren't fairing too well either by the looks of it. I really really really don't want to see another paper cupcake in my life. That is what I was teaching for most of the time. They were darling, but not good if you are cupcake challenged!

Anyway, the super show only had a few of the CHA partipants there. We were only there to show our products. LOL, some people didn't like it that they had to go somewhere else to buy. All in all it was a good show as well.

I also had the pleasure of meeting some of my fellow A Million Memories girls. OMG, I can't begin to tell you how hard I laughed at times. Each one of them just fantastic and crazy! I look forward to getting back together with them if I go to CHA in January.

I haven't downloaded my pics yet. If I have some good ones, I'll be posting them later. Yep, CHA was great!!!