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A quick update.....

I wanted to update you on the craziness that continues to be our household....ok it's not totally crazy, but Paddy and Mack are definitely keeping it real!  Here's an indication of how silly things are:


Paddy just got his first report card and he did AWESOME -- he got the best report card a first grader could possibly have! We're so proud of him! He has bunches of friends and is doing great....and well Mackenzie -- for any of you that know her.....know she is creating her own path -- and that's fine, she's a fierce, fearless four year old now and well -- it's her show. She cracks us up on a daily of her recent greats? She kept kicking the back of my mom's seat and Ba asked her to please stop and grabbed her ankles and was tickling her and Mackenzie replied with, "Ba, if you do that one more time, I'm going to kick your A$$!" --- so needless to say, life will never be dull with Miss Mack around. 

I've been working on a lot of stuff -- and I am happy to share with you that my friend Robin has asked me to design and sell paper piecings to be in her store EXCLUSIVELY :0) -- I am so very excited!

I am going to debut in October -- so please check out MOMENTS TO REMEMBERso you can see for yourself! AND CHECK OUT THE NEW KIT FOR OCTOBER OF COURSE!!!! It's BEAUTIFUL!

I wanted to share some scrappy goodness with you as well.....I just finished working with my first kit from TIMELESS PAPER ARTS, my friend Kalla has a great store full of great goodies! She has a blog, a forum and a fun gallery -- everything is brand spankin' new and I invite you to check it out!!! I wanted to share with you the things I created....I really enjoyed these papers and all of the fun stuff she gave me to work with. SO thanks Kalla! Thanks to you for looking!!








Just an FYI Announcement!! :0)

TIMELESS PAPER ARTS  is holding a contest!! It's a good one...HERE ARE THE DEETS POSTED ON PUBCALLS:


Here is what is posted at PubCalls:

Timeless Paper Arts "Show us Your Fall Best!" Altered Decor Contest


When:  Sept. 16- Oct. 10


The Timeless Paper Arts online store is having a Fall-themed, altered decor contest!  Alter an item that can be considered a Fall decoration-it can be a seasonal frame, wall hanging, centerpiece, etc.  It can also be something for the Fall season, Halloween, or Thanksgiving.  (



  • Register on the TPA message board
  • Register in the Gallery and upload entry into the "Contests & Challenges" Album  and label it "Fall Décor"
  • Entries must be received by 11:59pm CST on October 10th. Open to U.S. residents only.

Prize:  a cute Doodlebug craft mat and craft knife-you'll be altering with style!


HERE'S THE PRIZE.....I wish I had one! :0)



A few things......

Att00007 *YEP --- THAT'S ME WITH GAVIN DEGRAW!!!!!* No really, I didn't photoshop myself in.....anyone who knows me, knows I detest having my picture taken.....but for Gavin I'd cut off my journaling hand.......I met Gavin DeGraw...and much like my friend Rachel is fretting about right now with her upcoming meeting Jim Adkins of  Jimmy Eat World,  I sounded like Wayne and Garth....I tried really hard not to....but I did, at the end of the day -- I don't care because Gavin DeGraw told me, "Thank you so much, I appreciate the compliment!" It was the best concert I've ever been to and I've been to many......seriously I've seen so many great people -  but I am serious -- Gavin puts on a fantastic show and is humble and kind and dotes on his fans, he rocks! It's too bad I'm already married or I would've shamelessly threw myself at him -- just kidding.

*on a side note.....thank you Karl for making this experience possible for me, you ROCK more than you know*

Moving on.......lots of scrappy updates.......where do I begin?

In Journaling Junkie news.......there's a contest going on right now.....there's a great prize up for grabs make sure you get over there and check it out.

Here's my latest challenge completed from Journaling Junkie:


Moments to Remember has a FABULOUS KIT for sale this month -- SERIOUSLY, IT'S BEAUTIFUL! I don't even have a scrap of it left!

Here's my contribution to the Design Team this month:

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Don't forget about 2 Sassy Scrappers! We have a lot of cool things coming up -- like the BACK 2 SCHOOL Crop next weekend -- September 12-14 -- it's going on all weekend -- there'll be challenges, games and mini-classes!

There's lots of new stuff in the store too! I worked with Basic Grey Euphoria this past month for the September Reveal -- here's what I created with it -- thanks for looking!

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Whew! I hope that you enjoyed all the scrappy goodness and that you are doing alright and all is good in your heart and home!

Talk to you soon!