Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I've been tagged!

7 Random Things About Me!

Adriann tagged me and here are the rules: I must post the rules, then list 7 random things about me and then tag 7 others to do the same by leaving them a comment.

1. I am a early bird. I wake up every morning between 4:30 - 5:00 a.m. without ever setting a alarm clock. This is my most creative time of the day.

2. I started my first job at age 16.

3. I need to take a photography class. I'm not pleased with the outcome of most of my pictures - but where will I get the time.

4. I was born in Washington D.C, but grew up in West Virginia.

5. I ran track and cross country in high school. I was nick named Cool Breeze by my team mates.

6. I would choose to live in the mountains and not close to the sea.

7. I drive a minivan - that is soooo not my personality - but with 3 kids, it very practical.


I tag:

1. Latharia
2. Trina
3. Scrappindawn

and any one else who wishes to join in the fun!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

I WON!!!!!

Look at all the stuff I won for participating in Latharia's Scavenger Hunt!!!

Thanks!!! I will have fun using so much of this.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Scavenger Hunt Fun!

Latharia challenged us to a scavenger hunt! It was fun! The directions where to take pictures of ALL of the following & link them to your blog. Each person who posts all 10 photos by 8 am Tuesday, Sept 4 will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize! Here is mine..

1. The area underneath a sink - underneath the 1/2 bathroom sink.

2. A mythical creature - I found this creature in my son's toy box.

3. A shovel

4. A business card - ofcourse

5. An elbow - thanks Justin

6. A flower - from my backyard... purple lantana.

7. Something sharp - watch out!

8. A candle

9. Something funny - a chair, a laundry basket and her carseat could not stop Mya from trying to get behind the sofa. At 18 months, she always laughs when mommy catches her doing something she shouldn't be doing. This is funny to me.

10. Something that is half-eaten

Thanks Latharia! This was fun.

Now I am on my way to an Labor Day BBQ! I hope everyone is enjoying their day too!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Color Purple goodies

I hosted THE COLOR PURPLE SWAP on Roots Scrapbooking's message board last month and it was fun. We where to select 3 random purple scrapbook items to send to each person on the list. The items could be store bought or handmade. Here is what I sent, followed by what other swappers sent in.

My three items where 6x6 paper (4 each), die cut flowers and trim.

Karla sent everyone silk flowers, ribbon and tags.

Adriann sent everyone 6x6 paper (4 each), journaling blocks and lots of buttons

Kim sent everyone fabric covered brads, heart shape brads (25 per person) and ribbon

Thanks Everyone! I can't wait to use all of it.

Monday, August 6, 2007

I was hit by a bus

Ok, it is not as bad as it sounds!

I came home from work around 1:30 this afternoon and walk in the house and asked my husband to watch Mya for 15 mins so I could run up to Justin's school (1 mile away) to find out who his teacher will be this year and which room number he will have to report to. School starts tomorrow 8/7 for them and the school waited until the last minute...calling parents on Thursday and saying that the meet and greet was on Friday. I always do the meet and greets with my kids, but worked late Friday.

Anyway, we go in the school, look up his name on the 2nd grade list. It says he is in Mrs. String's class room #107. It also said that there are 17 kids in his class 9 boys and 8 girls. We walk down the hall to room #107. Mrs. String's class. Her jacket and tote are there, but not her. Which was fine, I only wanted Justin to know where to go and what his teacher's name is.

So now I'm happy. Mission complete in 5 minutes. Let's go home. Out the double doors we go. Get in the mini van, start the car, look towards my sideview mirror and noticed that it was snapped backwards... luckily I have one of those that can be snapped backwards without falling off the car ( there is probably a name for the feature, but I sure don't know what it is).

ok, this post is getting long, so quickly I'll say that while we where in the school, one of the school buses pulled into the parking lot and hit my car. It only damaged my drivers sideview mirror. It scratched off my black paint and left school bus yellow paint all scratch on it. It also popped out the mirror and it was hanging by the cables inside the mirror.

The funny part is that the bus driver who hit my car was Justin's bus driver! LOL! Even before she noticed it was our car that she had hit... she was rushing over to let me know that she was the one who had hit my car. I wish I had my camera with me. So, not only did I have to wait and go threw the police report stuff, I also had to wait for the Clayton County Bus System to take there pictures and do their report.

15 minutes of my day turned into 1 hour and 10 minutes! I love Mondays!
Well, here are a few scrapbook layouts I was able to complete this summer

The first lo is of my mother-in-law. The large photo of her is when she was 21 years old. The 2nd lo is my oldest daughter. The journaling on it reads: Daughters may out grow your lap, but they will never out grow your heart.

The 1st layout is of my nephew Joshua. I created this one using July's monthly challenge on RS. The 2nd lo is my youngest daughter's 1 year old photo.

All 3 of these layouts are from my premade pages on RS. I happened to have a photo of my son laughing for the first premade layout.

This is another one of my Roots Scrapbooking premade pages. I found this purple pattern paper that I love, this poem by Yosef Ben Jochannan that I love and a few large flowers. I loved the way it turned out and was wishing I had a photo to place on it. Then, like magic, Adriann, one of my online scrapping friends, posted her photos from her self portrait challenge she had been working on. Bam! It was a perfect match.

The poem reads:
Dipped in chocolate, bronzed with elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty, my Lord, she is a Black Woman! - Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Speaking of purple. I am hosting a swap on RS called
The Color Purple - swap
We will swap 3 random purple scrapbook items of your choice.... tags, brads, paper, ribbon, flowers, journal blocks, die cuts, stickers, etc...
1. 3 random scrapbook items of your choice - per person
2. All items in this swap must be 60% purple.
3. The 3 random items can be homemade or store bought.
4. 3 random items should be packaged in plastic baggies with a name tag, so everyone knows who the random items came from.
5. A return envelope - self addressed with extra postage (the same amount of postage it takes you to send your package to me).
This swap will close on August 20th
Mailing deadline
All items must be in my hands by August 27th
Sign up for this swap by emailing me at info@rootsscrapbooking.com stating what three random items you will be sending per person.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


I was tagged on RS message board by Adriann:

My roommate and I once: had bootlegged cable installed by one of her male friends. It was never cut off until we moved.

Never in my life have I: traveled outside the US (that was one of my goals before 35... didn't happen).

High school was : the best days of my life. I had many great, loyal friends!

When I'm nervous : I get quiet!

My hair: has bangs that grow like weeds! I cut them just above or even with the top of my eyebrows, and it only takes 3 - 4 weeks and they are touching my lips. The rest of my hair does not grow that fast.

When I was 5 : I remember waking up from a nap, rubbing my burning eyes while 2 of the babysitters teenage kids where standing over me sprinkling black pepper on my eyes and laughing at me. I would love to run into one of them these days...

When I turn my head left : I see my backyard.

By this time next year : I will be taking better pictures!

My favorite aunt is : Aunt Oretha! She has been the historian behind our family (my father's side) for 94 years.

I have a hard time understanding : how anyone can do harm to children!

You know I like you if : I spend time talking to you on the phone or online! I am NOT a talker! I am very friendly, but not a talker!

My ideal breakfast is : coffee, coffee and a toasted bagel with butter and regular cream cheese.

If you visit my home town : you would feel like you are in Italy! It looks like a Italian town... landscape. There are a lot of Italian's living there and the best restaurants are Italian.... atleast 5 of them have been featured on the Food Network and one was visited by Pres. Bill Clinton while he was in office.

If you spend the night at my house : you would enjoy dancing around our living room. I love "grown-folks music" and my husband loves to dance... so we combine the two and would have our guest singing, dancing and having a good time! Even my parents remember dancing at our house over all the other major events that has been hosted here in Atl.

My favorite blonde is : Goldie Hawn or Madonna

My favorite redhead is: Julia Roberts

My favorite brunette is : Sandra Bullock

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds is: a horse. I have been a horseback rider since I was a little girl and now days I always have to beg horse owners to allow me to galloped the horse. To me...I have always felt like I was flying when galloping on the back of a horse. Love it!

I shouldn't have been:

Last night I: had pizza for dinner

A better name for me would be : a Go Getter!

I've been told I look like : my grandmother Rosa Lee.

If I could have any car, it would be: Jaguar XK Convertible

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Scrapbook Expo - Atlanta

here's my loot from the Scrapbook Expo I attended last weekend, minus a Lil Davis 4" self-adhesive polka dot flower that I have already attached to a layout...

I was really trying not to buy pattern paper (it was everywhere, but I have so much of it at home) and I did well with passing up the desire to do so.

My oldest daughter is a scrapper who thinks we are all crazy for posting our work on "The World Wide Web"! But she said yes, to me showing what she purchased at the Expo!

Friday, June 15, 2007

7 Random Things About Me

from TanishaRenee's blog

1. I believe that injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere, so I do my small part in changing law.

2. I smile all the time without even thinking about it. Strangers are always telling me I have a pretty smile, when in my mind... I am fussing about daily events. lol

3. I love to eat. Weighing in at 115 pds - which is up 15 pds since the birth of my last child 15 months ago. My only clue to why I am not fat is I don't snack or eat sweets.

4. I'm a Big Go Getter!!!

5. I lost my younger brother 3 years ago...and I can NOT get over it.

6. Running a scrap business takes away from me being able to scrap my family like I want to.

7. For every "only 24.99 a month" payment I refuse, I am one step closer to my own riches.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Memorial Day Pictures

here are some photos of our Memorial Day Celebration at my cousin's house. We had a great time.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Where do you do most of your scrapping?

My answer to this month's mini poll question... "Where do you do most of your scrapbooking/creating?

I scrap all over the house (except the bedrooms). Any where I can find a flat surface. Sometimes I want a new house just so I can have my own private scrapbooking room. My dinning room is currently the main spot of action. The bay window in this room gives out lots of natural light for scrappin and we only need to use this room when we have company.

I keep my Cricut Machine in the dinning room, but I have a station in the garage for all my Sizzix, Bigkick and other dies. I also have lots of storage binds full of punches, scissors, and other cutting tools and scrapbooking supplies in the garage. I am constantly rearranging and looking for a new spot for my scrap supplies.

View more results from this month's mini poll

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!!

On this special day I stop and reflect,
and give God the glory
and you the respect.
When challenges came, your faith did not waiver,
You taught us to stand by the words of our Savior.
Your examples of love, devotion, and care,
along with your wisdom and continual prayer,
has provided me with gifts of love to share.
Thank you Mama for always being there. Happy Mother's Day


Gentle rocking, sweet lullabies, bedtime prayers, side-by-side. Jumping rope and playing cards, BBQ and dominoes in the back yard. Braiding, dating, talks at night, Driving, shopping, dresses of white. Moving, phone calls, baby's cries, Holidays, laughter, family ties. Faith and encouragement unconditional love, A lifetime of blessings from Heaven above. Happy Mother's Day


Thursday, April 12, 2007

April 2007


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this is my son at 5 months old (now 7 yrs. old). I enjoyed this lo too. There are many ways to adjust it to fit your personal taste.

In my lo, I used triangles and heart die cuts in place of buttons. I used Mulberry red and white textured paper for the background papers. I used foam stamps for the word "Life". Sentiments read: "Justin-5 months old -love of my Life".
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