Friday, February 26, 2010

Apple Jack from Sassafras

Here is one of the new lines from Sassafras. It is called Apple Jack, which is perfect for my sweet Jackson. The colors were perfect for these pictures of Jackson with his new Awesome shirt. I used a new technique I learned from Heidi Swapp this week. She takes crepe paper and sprays it with glimmer mist and then gathers it to make a ruffle. I also stamped mine with dictionary words to add more dimension.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Good-bye Old Friend

Well the day came that I was hoping would not come. My sweet Dixen finally got to where he could not get up. We took him in this morning and had he put to sleep. This is the only dog we have had since we got married. We got him in 2000 when I was pregnant with Cole. We meet some people at a pet store that rescued greyhounds and then put the up for adoption. We went to their house and they brought out 10 dogs for us to pick from. Immediately I noticed Dixen because of his coloring. I thought he was so beautiful. But I was not sure about him because he was acting so hyper. He was running around and jumping. I sat on the couch and he came running up to me and hit me in my mouth with his head. Since I was about to have a new baby I knew I did not want a hyper dog. We left and came back a few weeks later and had them bring out 3 dogs, one of which was Dixen. Once again he was all over the place. Another one we thought about was named Romeo, he was a darker version of Dixen, but his nose was not as long, and I love their long noses. Romeo was not very excited, in fact he just went and laid down, while Dixen on the other hand was begging for our attention. I had heard that when you go to pick out a greyhound you leave with the one that has picked you and this was definitely the case. Once we got Dixen home he was not hyper at all, he was just trying to get us to take him home. He was such a loving, loyal and sweet dog. It's like he knew we rescued him and was grateful for it. Greyhounds are not suppose to be very active dogs, like a lab, but he loved to go on the boat with us, he loved to go camping, he just loved being with us where ever we were. I know there are greater tragedies that people are going through, but please pray for my family because to us this is a great tragedy and we are all very sad about it. Thanks Dixen for all the joy you brought into our lives and we hope that you enjoyed being with us as much as we enjoyed being with you!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Sunday

What a wonderful day. It was so beautiful day today here in Murfreesboro. The kids played baseball out in the backyard with the neighborhood kids. And I got to make some cards in my craft room. I am way behind on sending cards out, so I made some Thanks you's and some Just Because ones. I also made some Thank you's for Jackson's birthday presents. I used an old Star Wars calendar. I love the way they turned out.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm Back, but don't want to be

We got back from Vegas on Thursday afternoon. Came straight home and ate a sandwich, then headed over to a friends house to bid him goodbye. They are moving to Phoenix, boo hoo. Then on Friday I took the kids to school and came back to finish the stuff for the Valentine's party. It took me all morning. Then Friday evening I had to go to the funeral home, a friend's daughter in law had died while I was gone. Saturday I had to go to Belle Meade for Cole's basketball game. Then I went to work. My parents kept my kids so after work I went to Lavergne to pick them up. Sunday I had to greet at church so I had to get there early. Afterwards we came home and got everything together for Jackson's birthday party. We got to the Embassy Suites at 3:30 and 5 kids plus my 2 were ready to party. All I have to say is thank goodness I did not have to clean the room. Now I am finally at home, I need to unpack from 2 get aways, clean the house and try and get some work projects done, but what I really would like to do is take a nap. The kids are home today so I probably will not get much done. I wanted to show you a few pictures from my trip. I did not take any pictures of us gambling because I was scared a pit boss might come and yell at me. We saw 2 shows so I have pictures of us. The first one is of Drew and I dressed up to go to the Jubilee Vegas showgirl show. It's pretty shocking to see about 50 topless women at one time on a stage. The second picture is of us with the men from the Blue Man Group. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. I laughed so hard I cried my makeup off.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Seems Weird

It really seems weird to not be locked in my craft room every night late trying to get a layout done. I figured up how many layouts I did last month between the LOAD and the scrapbook I was doing for someone. The total number is 50. I'm not sure I did a total of 50 all of last year. Now if I can just keep it going. I have finished one of my teachers Valentine gift. I needed to finish all 4 before I left for Vegas in the morning but it does not look like it is going to happen. I hope to be able to post some pictures from Vegas, so keep a look out.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm on a roll!!

Here is one of the Valentine shirts I made myself today. The fabric is Heidi Grace fabric that I cut with my Cricut. I have another one I hope to get done today too. Wish me luck!!

Another One Down

I just finished the purse I am donating to the wine tasting. Last year the purse I donated was stolen but reappeared right before the auction ended. I hope to start making purses again and selling them on Etsy and at Sassy.

More Projects

Well now that my LOAD is done I can get back to the many projects that have been on hold. Jackson's birthday is coming up so I finished his invitations today. I think they turned out super cute. The picture is from Christmas and it is so perfect for his Ben 10 themed birthday. Next I have to finish a purse for the silent auction at the wine tasting this weekend. Then I have to finish my teacher's Valentine gifts before Friday because I have to work this weekend and Drew and I are leaving for Vegas on Monday. I can't believe we are going on a trip alone. We have never been on a trip without the kids.