Monday, June 30, 2008

Fire Run

Clayton went to a birthday party yesterday that was at the Fire Department! All of the kids loved the tour they got of the fire station, and I'm pretty sure the adults liked looking around as well! Clayton left with a hat, safety certificate, and a badge that made him a junior firefighter. Pretty good idea for a party . . . thanks Matt and Tanya!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Here's a snippet of the video of our last concert . . . a blues song called "Reservations." Big thanks to Danny and Christy for taping this for us--I know the sun was harsh!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fleeting Thought

For a couple of years now I've had so many people saying "you ought to go for American Idol" and I just smile and say "NO CAN DO." That's because American Idol now has this little thing called an age limit which prevents us old people from trying out. And so after the demise of our current band and after watching "Can You Duet" on CMT, I started looking into Nashville Star. Of course they had already chosen the finalists for this season, but I was just researching for info on the next season. Three, five, or ten years ago I would have never thought about it, but I've gained a lot more confidence and I'm to the point of "why the heck not?" And then I got my answer! I was listening to the Nashville Star talk show on XM and learned that the contestants are COMPLETELY shut off from their world. No contact WITH ANYONE. (Now see, in my mind I was thinking that if I was chosen that Brian and Clayton could be right there with me). Your family isn't even allowed in the audience! I knew contestants were under lock and key, but I assumed that didn't include immediate family. Who do they think inspires me the most???? The very people I wouldn't be able to see! Now this is all just speculation, a dream really . . . but I'm glad I found out now instead of trying out and then having to make some major decision! Guess I'll have to get famous some other way!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Trio

Here's a few cards that I got done a couple of days ago. Thanks to my parents for entertaning Clayton while I scrapped!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Let's Face It

It's a boring blog week. Doctor's appointment on Monday, trips to the clinic for therapy, cleaning house, and birthday party this weekend. Life as usual around here, nothing spectacular really happening. Hopefully I'll get some layouts and cards done soon and I'll at least be able to share them . . . but until then, I got nothing!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Back Online

After the storm last Friday night, we lost power to all things electronic in our office. Finally got back online last night and I'm trying to catch up on my message board and blogging buddies. I feel so out of the loop!

More interesting post to come later . . .

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I haven't shared any of my work in quite a while, so I thought I'd post a bunch of random stuff I've done since I got back from Nashville. I've finally figured out why I've never made it in scrapbooking. All the "big names" seem to have a certain style they stick too, but not me! The only thing I tend to stay with is a linear style. But you never know if my pages will be all inked and distressed or neat and tidy. Just depends on my mood I guess! Or the mood I'm trying to convey I suppose . . .

I'll start with the cards. The butterfly card was done for an online "cards that POP" challenge and I actually won!
This summer card was done for a stamp challenge:

And this last one was a color challenge:

And now for the layouts. These first two are from our trip and I still have lots more to come from Nashville!

One of Clayton with his new speech therapist:

I started a "He" book about Brian. I figured I never really scrap about him and I'd hate for our great-great grandkids to look at my scrapbooks and think "where's the hubby?"

These next two were inspired by my sister-in-law's blog. She keeps the great pics coming, and I just print them off and scrap!! Hope you like these, Nicole!

This layout was done for a "clustering" challenge:

And this one for a layering challenge:

Another one for my "She" book:

And this last one was done for a personal challenge. Someone found out I never use glitter or "bling" on my layouts and they dared me to get glammed up a bit. And this is what happened!

Monday, June 09, 2008

High Water

We made our first trip to the lake this weekend! YAY for cooling off! But the lake just isn't the same since the water is so high. And it's come down A LOT! Can't tell by these pics though! Our boat barely fit under the bridge. It probably wouldn't have if we had gone up there a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely amazing how much rain we've had . . .
Yes, that boat is parked by a picnic table!
(Couldn't post without sharing a pic of Clayton). He was extremely excited to get back on the boat!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Semi-Acrylic Album

So for someone who doesn't like doing mini-albums, I sure am posting a lot of them these days! This is an album that was started at the California Crop (Patti S. gave us all the tools, directions and supplies we needed). I finally finished it once I got back from Nashville and since I'll probably never do another one like it, I thought I'd share it with everyone! It's not a total acrylic album, there are some chipboard pages intermixed. I didn't end up using all the pages because I ran out of printed pics. Guess I'll use them for something else.
P. S. For all you non-message boarders, IRL=In Real Life. I used my random pics from all these crops I've attended to see my online friends. And I just realized I skip a photo of one of the pages. I'm sure it'll be okay though . . .

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Pics from the Concert

I got copies of the pics my friend Rhonda took for us at our concert a couple of weeks ago. THANK YOU, RHONDA! Hope everyone that couldn't be there enjoys these. And if you like what you see and need a photographer, check out her website