Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Do you ever just feel overwhelmed with life? That's how I am feeling lately. One strange or sad or infuriorating thing after another.

I live in a tiny town, we have been hit lately with a wrongly accused sexual preditor that is being slandered unbelievably on a daily basis. I wonder how people can call themselves Christians' and still knowingly treat someone so badly... On the other hand, he is an identical triplet and his brothers ARE preditors. They are, evidently, very identical.
We also have a stalker in our tiny town, a man following teenage girls and young women. Of course the guy mentioned above is getting the blame for this, but it is in fact, a different man.
My neighbors were robbed a couple of weeks ago. By someone who, apparantly, had been watching them, and had their schedule down. Scary. My life is totally scheduled.
There have been 2 children shot in our state, one accidentally by another child (his brother) and the other an 11 year old girl shot, allegedly, by her 24 year old step-father, while her 25 year old mother watched. You do the math.
There was an apartment fire that killed one man and displaced several families in a nearby town. While staying in a hotel, one of the families decided to have a pool party for all of the displaced families. A five year old boy drowned. That family lost their home, and then their son.
Yesterday, a father and husband was taken from his family in a work related "incident", they are long time members of our community. What a shame 2 boys are without their dad.
A bus and a pick-up collided, a 7 year old girl was thrown out of one of the bus windows and killed.

Not to mention all of the car wrecks, people taken due to illnesses while they are too young. People loosing jobs due to a shaky economy and ever rising gas prices really putting the pinch on todays families.
Today, I feel overwhelmed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

finished baby book!

Last week, I finished a baby book for some friends of ours who are expecting their first baby (a girl, obviously). It would have had more pages, but, I really looked at the new Pooh cartridges for the cricut, and I decided to cut it a bit shorter than I planned, and make them another book to take to them in the hospital of her first year. So, anyway, this book is for pictures taken at the hospital. Mom isn't really a girly-girl, so, I decided to forego the baby pinks and lavenders, even though, I would have really enjoyed that beings I only have boys! So, all the base pages are the same color of coral, even though they all look a little different, then I used a burgandy and moss green, so, it is still girly, but maybe not too much? It turned out pretty good, I guess. The orientation is 11X8 1/2, which I really enjoy doing for this type of book.
Title page
again, the backgrounds are all the same, taken in the same spot, one after another, I'm not sure why they all look a little different.
Mom and Dad pages, I used rubons and some vellum quotes.
Grandparents. Love, love, love the Fancy Pants stamps!
For the new family! And some other random pictures. I had fun playing with the patterned papers on these
There is another 2 pages, but they are super simple with no embellishments and 3 spots on each page for 4x6 pics. It would only let me upload 5 pics, so, I'm just not going to post them! The picture came out blurry anyways!
So, tell me what you think for a baby girl book? I'm going to leave a few empty page protectors in the back for the footprints and certificates they give out at the hospital, the size is perfect for her to just slip them in!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wow! Thanks Lynn for the award!

Wow! I am so very honored that I received this award from Lynn (lovin'lifeLynn!) http://beautifuldelightsblog.blogspot.com/ I just love her creations and her love for life (no pun intended)!!!

I now have to award this to five other people, they in turn (I hope anyway) will do the following...
1) You have to pick 5 blogs who deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and also contributes to the blogging community no matter what language2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to the blog to be visited by everyone.3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award .4) Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "arte y pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award. (Cut and paste the info into your blog to make things easier).

This was tough, here are my 5

Tammy (NCScrapAddict)




I'm really hoping the picture shows up! Thanks again, Lynn! I am truly honored!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Last weeks seven

I guess I lost one somewhere... I'm sure I will find it!
So, I'm way far behind, these are the ones I finished last week! Well, not too far, I guess, I've only done 2 this week! Yikes! I hope I'm not loosing my momentum!
I do have a big project that I am working on, I think I will post it all at once when I am finished, hopefully next week!
So, none of these pages are anything spectacular, they are pretty plain, actually. But, I need to get them finished, and just don't have the time to make them all great, so, plain is okay, I guess!
This is for Brandon's book, when he went to the zoo with the preschool!
Camping for the family book
Randy's book:
Brandon's book:
and hopefully the last pic for Easter eggs! The sad thing is, I wasn't even home when they did eggs this year, so I didn't take any pics!
This is for the family book
Thanks for looking, see ya next week!

Thursday, April 3, 2008



WooHoo!!!! Way to go! Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and posted a comment! Here were the other commenters!




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