Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quick Page Freebie

This will be short and sweet! Here is a new quick page freebie for anyone who wants it!

You can find it HERE.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring Has Sprung

It has been cool but sunny here. We got our first tomato plants in the ground but then had to cover them up for fear of frost getting them last night. We did the same last year and they came out okay so I'm hoping these will too. It's hard to believe that it is almost May. I love this time of the year so much. The dogwood and redbud trees are blooming and everything looks so pretty!

I've been trying to get some spring cleaning done but it seems like I'm just spinning my wheels. Our new pup, Roxy, takes up so much of my time. She's just like having a two year old toddler around. She's always wanting attention, food, or to go to the bathroom. Of course watching to see what she is chewing on (whether it's an approved toy or NOT) is a constant concern. She was supposed to be my husband's truck buddy on the road, but he wasn't able to give her the attention she needed so she came home for me to train. He said her bladder was smaller than mine...LOL...and couldn't just pull over every time she needed to go.

Here is a preview of a paper in a kit I am working on.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Seeds of Summer Scrap Kit

I have had so much fun designing quick pages with DigiSkrapNMomma's kit "Seeds of Summer" This is such a versatile kit and it really sparked my creative juices. You can find this kit at Divine Digital for only $2.50!

This fun and cheery kit will help you scrap all those fun summer and spring memories! There are many patterned and textured papers with lots of fun elements too!
Kit Includes:
17 - various patterned & textured papers
5 - bows
10 - buttons
5 - folded ribbons
5 - funky clips
10 - plastic paperclips
10 - photo prongs
5 - polaroid frames
10 - scallop edged mattes
Here are the quick pages I designed with it!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Weston with Erika Mandler

This is my son, Weston, with Erika Mandler. Weston played the part of her husband, Dr. George Mandler, in the play "Courage and Love: The George and Erika Mandler Story". You can read about the play in my blog entry for April 14, titled: Amazing Weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I don't know what the problem is or how to remedy it yet, but I can't get my links to show up here on my blog. So until I get it figured out, here is the link to DigiSkrapNMomma's blog:
She is giving out lots of freebies so don't miss them! I am keeping this short and sweet so I can work some more on my blogging problem and get some more quick pages designed.

Update: I got it fixed! With alot of help from my friend Selena, aka:DigiSkrapNMomma!! Thanks Selena! I appreciate all of your time!

Member Icon for Scrapbook Flair

This is my latest creation I made for the Scrapbook Flair member icon challenge. I made the rose quite a long time ago by digital painting it. I really love it and decided to use it in making my blog header too.

UPDATE: My Rose icon received 1st place in the Scrapbook Flair member icon challenge. You can view the challenge HERE. I feel so honored to have it chosen from ALL the gorgeous icons that were entered. A special thanks to everyone who voted for it!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Amazing Weekend!

My son, Weston, was in the high school play this weekend. It was called "Courage and Love: The George and Erika Mandler Story". It was written and directed by Lisa Rule. Weston was privileged to play the part of Dr. George Mandler and did an amazing job! ALL the students gave an outstanding performance! George and Erika are survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. They were imprisoned in Camp Novaky in 1942 in Czecheslovakia and underwent horrible attrocities during their ordeal. George was a doctor in the camp that Erika and her family were sent to. They fell in love and were able to escape along with Erika's brother. They eventually were able to make it to the United States in 1949 and he set up his medical practice in Chillicothe, Missouri. He doctored my grandparents and mother before his retirement.

George has passed away but Erika and their daughter, Camille, were at each and every performance these young people gave. Not a dry eye was in the place at the end of the four, 3-hour performances. She is an amazing woman and I pray that the message of acceptance of diversity wasn't lost on anyone. The play received attention of many towns around Missouri. People were bussed in from as far away as Kansas City (100 miles away) and St. Joseph (80 miles away). The auditorium was packed at every performance! Keep in mind that Chillicothe has a population of just under 10,000.

The lobby was set up with pictures of Erika, George, and their families. Banners were also displayed to help give everyone an ideal of the magnitude of the number of people who lost their lives so horribly.

Thank you, Lisa, for writing and directing this incredible, remarkable, never-to-forget drama of courage, love, and hope that doesn't die!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

First Blog Entry

The weather here has been crazy! Thought we were actually going to get spring. I mowed for the first time this past Monday on a bright and beautiful spring day. It rained all week and today, everyone is wearing their winter coats again. We even have freeze warnings out for this weekend! Enough!! Bring back the sun, warmth, flowers, budding trees! Okay, now I've whined enough.

I am going to see my family this weekend. A four hour trip that is definitely worth it! My son, Weston, has the lead male role in his high school play this weekend. This is not your typical comedy or musical though. The play is about Dr. George and Erica Mandler's survival story during the holocaust. Guaranteed to be a tear-jerker! Weston told me to make sure you bring some kleenex! It is 3 hours long also. I can't wait to see it and write more about it afterwards.