Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blog Candy for a Cause

As some of you may know, I have MS. I have suffered from this chronic disease for many years and thankfully, God has allowed me to fare well. It isn't so for everyone. Multiple Sclerosis can be devastating for families because the disease is so unpredictable. One can go to sleep fine and wake up unable to walk. My family has always been very supportive of me...I remember my husband taking the babies with him to do the walk in PA to raise funds and awareness for MS. Well, here in Dallas, there is a major event to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society called the MS 150--a 150 mile, two day bike ride that benefits the MS Society. My wonderful husband has stepped up to the plate. He and a dear friend, Daryle, formed a team called Team Holly. I want to support this effort in some small way. I am going to have an eBay auction later this weekend and for right now I am going to offer some blog candy for a cause. I am going offer this stamp set as blog candy for a cause, and anyone who makes a donation of any amount to the MS Society in Shawn's name at this link
will be entered into the drawing for the stamp set. The art work at the top of this post is made from this beautiful set, Simple Beauty. Please make sure that if you donate you leave a comment. Also, please comment if you too have been touched by this disease. Remember, even $1 will help and its tax deductible :o)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Stressful Day

and so I cousin and her first baby. These photos are from last year and I am so happy to being scrapping some photos!! The papers and elements were from a free kit at A Peek into Yesterday.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I survived...

DH went away for the weekend. He and his boss were going fishing...and they were going to catch a fish, come what may. Well, the fearless hunters got back, sun-burned and bearing fish. Me, the four kids, and their friends who flopped with us for the weekend made it pretty much unscathed as did I tell you my husband went fishing this weekend ;o)

He just got back and took my six year old for a bike ride. The big kids are sleeping. I have sooooo much work to do, but I turned away from the shattered remains of my home and dropped pizza boxes and like any good scrapper...I did some layouts. I am only sharing one because the other I plan to embellish more. This one is finished. I love these photos of my nephew and I miss the little stinker!! I don't think he remembers that I am his favorite aunt anymore. I am going to have to buy him a pony when I get back to PA this summer. That should do it!

This is based on a super sketch at Gettin' Sketchy
the digi papers and elements are mostly from Digital Design Essentials (her monthly notebook is an amazing value and has GREAT stuff!! This is the first time I ever bought it, but I am a believer now!!)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I scrapped...its been a while. This is for a sketch challenge on a yahoo group I belong to. My daughter stopped liking school. She said it was too hard and the kids teased her. Daddy took her shopping and her attitude changed. She still has trouble with take aways, but it just doesn't seem to matter anymore ;o)Look out, Hannah Montana!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

And Up, Up, Up with PIFs

Wow, I was getting to be kindof a complainer...sorry. I worked myself up into such a tizzy about this whole Soulja Boy thing I forgot to pick the winner for my picked it as comment #6 (6 Timestamp: 2008-04-08 18:38:30 UTC)
Poster #6 Carrie please post your PIF and send me your info!! Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, I will have some candy soon, so stay tuned!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Down with Soulja Boy

Wish I was posting my bella babe card, but instead, I am sitting here heart sick. I have two boys that I hope become respectful young men and two girls who I pray remain young women of virtue. But when I observe the culture in which they are enmeshed I become very afraid. I spent almost 15 years working with youth in PA and feel like I am at least aware of what the kids try to pull. But there is a part of me that resists that children are really this callous. When my children would play a very catchy tune by SOULJA BOY I would tap along...but eventually it sounded to me like he was saying superman that ho...what is that!! Well, Ho did it for me...if it sounds like a ho, then it probably is! I am not stupid. Evidently, however, I am naive. This blog was pointed out to me by a friend (thanks Irene!) I thought I was a careful parent; now I know I am not vigilant enough. I want my children to live in the world, but I don't want them to contribute to the evil.

Friday, April 4, 2008

DOWN with Easter Grass...

Those of you who have known me for a while may remember the horror of the peep incident. About two years back, I was terrorized by an unnamed group in Indiana who were holding peeps captive until I gave into certain demands. I have never stopped fighting for the peeps release from captivity despite videos and photos that hope was futile. Yesterday I received confirmation that hope was, indeed, warranted, when I received this Peep Offering from an unknown location...Join me in celebrating the "safe" return of the peeps after two long years!!! Now, I don't like to mention this, but Easter is over for a while now and just when I thought it was safe to turn on the ceiling fan, I have green grass floating all over the house again!! I think it is time we demand that the Easter Machine stop using that green floaty grass that ruins vacuum cleaners everywhere!! Said in her best RosannRossannadanna voice, "Its always something!"

But enough of that, I went on this blog of my friend Julie, and she was offering a PIF (pass it forward)...So anyone who comments here by Monday is eligible to win this PIF...BUT you have to pay it forward. So when you win, you must send me a link to your blog showing the pif you are offering and then I will send it out. You may PIF whatever you like, however, I will be Piffing a GC to Stampin' Bella!! Lets Go!!