Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ice, Ice Baby!

Yesterday, like I said we had quite a wind storm whip through here. Today I stoppped on my way home form work and took a few shots of the Niagara River. It was completly full of ice from either being blown off of Lake Erie or the ice boom breaking. I have personally never seen it so full of ice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Wildly Windy Day!!!!

We had quite the windstorm here today. I think the highest recorded gust in Buffalo today was around 93mph!! Most of the day the gusts were around 60mph. We lost power at my house for about 6 hours but didn't loose it at all at my work....darn!
Tomorrow you can get the new kit at Cocoa was designed by CD Muckosky!! The alphas on my layouts are not what will be coming with the kit. They will be a brand new release from American Crafts!!! I had a ton of fun with this kit.....lots of goodness!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

haven't felt like blogging much....sorry!

So here some completely random things.

A couple a darling Alpacas that were at the mall on Sunday.

And me and my new hat and scarf set I got for $3!
Have a good week......hopefully I'll be back to blogging and scrapping in the next few days.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Seems like a little flu bug has hit our household. Hope I'm not next. But since they are sick...I got to scrap!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

She's Two!!!

No longer a baby....but will always be my baby!
Happy Birthday Katherine Grace!

Monday, January 21, 2008

What are your other crafts?

Now a days it seems like everyone is branching out into other types of crafts. I have always been into some kind of art or craft. I think it started in high school with my art classes and home ec. I remember some of my first sewn items...pillows that spelled my name, a red and black plaid shirt that I got a 100 on and a very skinny long red skirt...never really wore that much. In my early 20's I got into making beaded necklaces...usually long ones so I didn't have to use a clasp. Then came the painting of any kind of wood thing I could find, then floral arrangements. Then back to beading....with my sister's help this time. (*note to self...make her put her stuff on Etsy!!). And then in 2003 I started scrapbooking...and have been pretty much hooked since then. But even within scrapbooking comes a variety of things to do...rubber stamping, carmaking, altered books, altered items, home decor and general paper crafts. Things I would love to learn would be knitting, quilting and maybe crocheting.
So my question to you is what other crafts do you do? What would love to learn?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I came across this blog today that really peeked my interest. Her name is Becky New and she has started an Art group called "Life it Photos". One of my goals this year is to really grow in my photography. To take more interesting photos, photos that tell a story, photos that one day my great-grandchildren will look at and be in awe.....much like I do at my Great-Grandmother's photos( all on slides). The photo above is on my drive to work...."My Daily Commute". It was taken in April 06....the view hasn't changed....only the position of the sun.
Starting tomorrow, my camera will go with my everywhere. Can't wait to see exactly what tomorrow will bring....only if it's a trip to Walmart!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

la, dee, da

Sorry for the lack of posting. This week was way busy. here's the run down... Mon, Tues, & Wed....we had the funeral, spent a lot of time with family. Thurs......cleaned and started on my CD kit. Fri.....worked so more on my CD kit. Today...almost went to a crop in Ohio but didn't because south of us was snow...lots of it. So I ended up going to my lss at 6:30 this am and getting some scrap goodies, then went in to work till 11. Now I'm home and bored! Scrap or Clean?...such a dilema.
Have a fun weekend....ttys!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Beautiful Monday

Henry's Grandmother Rose passed away this morning. Last week I had mentioned her and had mentioned the small conversation that we had. It's Monday Rose, Beautiful Monday.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Hello?...Is this thing on?

No I don't want a subscription to the sunday paper!
I told you that the last time you called!!
Good Bye!

I scrapped it!

Can't stop....

Now that I have found Flickr, I just can not stop playing with my photos. I've been going back through them finding many I never scrapped and should of. This pic of Lillie was taken back in September when we went to Pumpkinville. She was sitting waiting for the others while they went through the corn maze, I didn't want her going in cause I just knew they would loose her! Or her them...but anyhow....This photo really makes my wonder what she is thinking. This is my moody little girl, one minute she is beyond lovable, the next she is telling you she hates you! She was supposed to be born on my B-day and ending coming two weeks early. I see so much of myself in her it's scary, we are both moody Cancer girls. She is what I wanted to be as a child, her personality, her looks, her fierce Independence. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for her. She's not going to let anything or anyone stand in her way!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


feet in striped tights
little piggy tales

and i decided to do my "overlooked" photos in this Maya Road mini album.

I love the quote Ashley used on the "overlooked" blog. Thought it would be fitting to include it in this. can't wait to start filling it up!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

In one month....

my baby will be 7 years the heck did that happen?

Monday, January 07, 2008

My coffee cup....

Have you taken your photo of your mug for Overlooked ?
here's it for $1.50 and it's it!
Today we stopped to see Henry's Grandmother Rose. We don't think she will be with us much longer, but after stopping and seeing her today, surrounded by her many photos of family, I know how much of a beautiful life she has had. She had asked what day it was, we told her Monday, she said "Beautiful Monday". She is Beautiful. I'm almost jealous of my husband....he has known her 20 more years than I.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I just came across.....

this fun little challenge.....I think it's something just my speed.


It gets started tomorrow, so go check it out!


got a few done yesterday. hoping to do a few more today after I get some cleaning done. it's a good day for it......raining and 40 degrees. Have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Something to beat the Winter Blues!

I miss summer already! This was inspired by my friend Judi's layout. I really do like getting back to more simple layouts....I think I need to keep this in my head when creating this year. Keep it simple! And to do more 8-1/2x11 layouts that way I can actually put them away in binders! I'm off the natives are restless this morning! Have a good weekend!

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Winner Is!!!

JenMarie said...
Hi! Happy New Year! And congats on 50 posts!!
9:19 AM
Congrats JenMarie, please email me you snail mail addy to !!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ever fall in Love with....

someone musically? For me it is Dallas Green. He has this little side gig called City and Colour and is a member of the band Alexisonfire and they hail from St. Catherines, Ont., which is just hop across the ditch from me. When I first heard him sing my heart melted. And now he has a new album coming out on Feb. 12th....I'm so excited. Anyhow, back in March I saw AOF here in was great. But what was even better was that I practically had dinner with him before the show. Me and sis went to eat at TGIF's and when we got our seat I looked over and he along with a few other members of the band were at the table next to us. I was so close and never said a word...I wish I would have, but I'm sure he would of thought I was his oldest(age wise) groupie ever!! If you get a chance to visit his page you must listen to the song "Waiting". I have listened to it at least 15 times already today.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

50th post and a Rak....

Wow my 50th post on this blog already....I miss typepad, lol.
To celebrate I will post a rak. What I need from you? All you new recent lurkers come out and say hi! And old ones too! Make sure you leave the comment on this post, I will close it out on January 4th after I get home from work ( 4-ish EST). What you will Urban Lily blank Secret Keeper Board Book....and some other secret goodies.
Have a great night!!

Good Morning New Year!!!

I think it's going to be a good year!!
Today....out to breakfast with mom, then maybe a little shopping. Need to find some winter boots, my pair of 12 yo boots from Nine West just aren't cutting it anymore. Jeez I miss working there, oh yeah that was 12 years ago! Anyhow, trying not to get too off track here. After that I'll be coming home, getting nice and cozy on the couch to watch The Winter Classic . Kinda cool that this is happening here in Buffalo and we are getting plenty of snow today too.....this should be interesting!
Also the DT Gallery is up at Cocoa Daisy. This is such a gorgeous kit....go look!!! Ok, I'm off to finish putting on my make-up...ciao!
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