Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mixed Media

 Tracy offered up a dare on her blog. For June the challenge was to use this quote

Let go of whatever holds you back and no longer serves you because you only get one shot in life" ~ Unknown

I chose to combine this with a mixed media challenge over at Fiskateers

After adding punches, I stamped, painted, etc. Then I melted crayons over it! That was something new to me and so much fun! I do think I got a little too close with the heat gun resulting in some extra brown color!

Today my page is featured at Tracy's Blog!

Mother's Day

Rob actually bought me a card this year. Don't think he has ever done that before:)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Here

My prize from Carta Bella is here!! I won a gift from Bazzill. We had guests for dinner so I did not  dare even try to open it! I can't wait to see what is in it!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Same Time Next Year

I found the perfect papers in my new pile from Debby for this layout.

Every year a lady from church and I walk in the Survivor lap for Relay for life. We have been doing this for over 5 years. It is the only time a year we see each other. We catch up, laugh and cry as we spend this precious time together. Every year we pledge to meet there again the next year.


I won a RAK from Debby over at Fiskars. Debby has been cleaning out in order to get ready for a grand child. When she said a box of paper - she was not kidding!!! The pile was almost 6 inches high!!  She doubled my stash!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Relay for Life

For those who may not know, I have had breast cancer twice - in 1994 and again in 1997. This weekend was Relay for Life in our town. It is supported whole heartedly  by everyone. Mike and I stopped by last night and I was there this morning for the survivor lap. Years ago I met a woman from church at the walk. We did not really know each other but walked together. Now we look for each other - knowing we will walk and hold hands.  We don't see each other any time but at Relay. Truth be told, she is an amazingly fun lady and I hope that maybe during this summer we can see her outside of Relay. She makes me laugh and cry!  Here are a few other photos. Last night the track was so crowded you could barely walk!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Rob LOVES Fat Tuesday - a great restaurant in Tempe. We even found our way over there the first day while Jen was giving an exam. She was shocked to hear where we were.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our Grad

Wednesday was the commencement ceremony at Arizona State where our daughter received her PhD. I am sure you will be seeing many layouts in the next few weeks

Still in Shock

This was the announcement from Carta Bella ----

Monday’s winner was Jean Marmo! Great job Jean. You can either send me a telepathic message of your home address, which I have about a 22% success rate, raise your hand which I’m not so sure I can see from here, or email info@cartabellapaper.com and we will try to send a very nice UPS man to your door with a $100 of Bazzil Basics products just for you.

Wow - is all I have to say!

Thank you   Carta bella

I LOVE Webster's Pages New Lines!!

Check out these Calendar journaling Cards from the Girl Land Collection from Webster's Pages!! Love this idea!! The entire line is wonderful!!
Go see for yourself --  Webster's Pages

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Published this month

I have the good fortune of being published this month over at Scrapbooking.com. Here is a link!


I am Back but will be Leaving:):)