Thursday, January 31, 2013

Museum and dance

Good Morning friends!

It is a chilly morning for Texas but so beautiful.

Just want to share a quick post of two pages in my SMASH book.

Both are of my son; the first is a school field trip to Texas State Bob Bullock History Museum and the second is one of him at his first public appearance for dance. 

At the time of his field trip to the History Museum, I was embarrassed to say that it was my first visit.  I have lived within driving distance of the Museum since it was built years ago, just never took the time to visit.  After the day was over, I was ashamed that we had waited so long.  



It was AMAZING! The culture and history of our Great State - Texas all in one place!  Pictures are not allowed (bummer) but it is worth the time and visit.  We have another trip planned for spring break in March, this time the whole family is going.

Also, at the Museum, we watched an informational 3-D movie about the Global Warming called 'To The Arctic', following a mother polar bear and her two cubs.  It was an awesome and very informative movie.


The second page, He is Santa Claus in his first public hip hop dance event in early December.


Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, January 28, 2013

Dash 4 Dawn

Good Morning!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Back in April 2012, our daughter decided to run in a 5K charity event to help raise community health fitness awareness to children and adults.  Dash 4 Dawn was the vision of Dawn Breihan-Hopp, an elementary physical education teacher.

By the time she was finished, she was exhausted yet enthusiastic because She won 1st place in her age group.


Simple layout to showcase her achievement.


The bag behind the photo holds her number, a letter of accomplishment from a family friend who saw her name in the paper and newspaper clippings.

Until next time, happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, January 21, 2013

Graphicat Sketch Challenge #20

(sorry all - blog never posted)

Good Morning blogger friends!

We are back with Graphicat Sketches Challenge #20 and also back with new Design Team members.  Please help me to help YvetteRegan, and Minnie Maines!

With the start of a new year, Cheri also has new Anti-Valentine sentiments, so be sure to head over to Graphicat Stamps and gets yours today.


Here is my take on sketch #20.


I really hope you are able to play along this week!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, January 18, 2013

Smashing Me

TGIF blogger buddies!

I am so very excited today is Friday!

What a crazy and busy week this one has been.  Just a few more hours of work time, than sit back and relax - look forward to the three day weekend.

Quick post today to give you a rare glimpse of...ME.


LOL... OK not really rare but as I edit and print pictures from December, it hit me that I am in about ten of the few dozen pictures taken last month.  How sad?  I realize that I am taking the pictures but also I don't want to be 'absent' when my kids, family or friends look back over the memories.

No matter how I feel personally about my appearance in the photos and the fact that I am not photogenic - at all!  One of my goals, resolutions, or whatever you wish to call it, it to be 'present' in the pictures too. 

How about you? Are you present or absent from your photos?

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lack of activity

Good morning everyone!

I hope and pray that you have been spared all sickness that has taking over the states (possible the world).  

Me, not so luck....

Yep, that's me. When I thought I was feeling better, it was my body's way of gearing up for a bad joke.

Pneumonia took over my life the first part of January and it has taken all the fight I have to beat it down.

This week is my first week back to work and we have been crazy busy. As soon as I leave, that's it, no more energy.

I will be back as soon as possible.

Until then, happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, January 07, 2013

Alicia's Little Shop Part 2


 Another card made with Alicia's Photographer image and colored with the copics below.

The paper is Cosmo Cricket mini deck: 2wenty-thr3e 6x6 pad.


Not only are these great images, but Alicia is also hosting her first challenge: Anything Goes

Head on over and see all Alicia's amazing images at Alicia's Little Shop.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Alicia's Little Shop - A Special Challenge

I love coloring and when I found this new little shop called Alicia's Little Shop, I fell for a few of the images.

The first card is of Alicia's Loves Reading colored with the copics below.

The paper is from Authentique 6x6 Bundle Collection: Gathering.


 Not only are these great images, but Alicia is also hosting her first challenge: Anything Goes

Head on over and see all Alicia's amazing images at Alicia's Little Shop.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, January 04, 2013

Happy Birthday wishes

Happy New Year!!!!

I know, I know it's a few days late but I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year! At least...better than mine.

We left town the day after Christmas and where we were, there wasn't service.  Two days gone from home, I get sick.  Thought is was allergies at first but kept getting worse.  Finally return home for a much needed trip to the doctor to hear I have pneumonia.

Today is the first day I feel well enough to coherently type anything but I have a few things in the works and a few changes (hopefully good) to the blog.  So please be patient over the next few weeks, everything should be settled by February.

I am combining two challenges with this card:  #66 Cardabilities Sketch Challenge sketch and Avery Elle's First Challenge AEI♥U Challenge.


All paper used is from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 Paper Pad, sentiment is from Avery Elle Framed Fonts Stamp Set, prima and petaloo flowers.





Hope you enjoyed the first card of the year.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol