Monday, November 28, 2011

Tribute To Tyler

Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in really quick and remind you of the amazing kit that was created to help a truly amazing family who is struggling with not only the loss of their precious baby, but financially as well. All of the proceeds from the sale of the kit will go directly to the family for whatever needs the see fit to fulfill. A Tribute to Tyler is a very cute and adorable little boy kit, but it is really versatile with the amount of elements provided. I used the kit to scrap a page of my children. This is one very special kit for a very special family who truly need your love and generosity this holiday season. Be sure to swing by Scrapable or Funky Playground to purchase this amazing kit! If you would like to read more about the Burdick family you may do so by visiting their CaringBridge site.

You get all of this for a small price tag of $10!

Here is my layout I made using Tribute to Tyler.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's still available. . .

Hey everyone! I am truly sorry about my really short entry the other day. I have been extremely busy trying to prepare for Thanksgiving and failed to post all of the previews for the kit.

A Tribute to Tyler is still available at Scrapable and Funky Playground. It is truly an amazing kit and such a steal at only $10. There are over 100 papers and 100 elements. All of the proceeds go to Tyler's family to help them in their time of need. Tyler's Dad was let go from his employer while he was away taking care of his very ill son. Their story truly touched me to my core. It is devastating what they are having to endure this holiday season. You can read their story on their CaringBridge site.

Below you will find a preview of the full kit, the ad made from the contents of the kit, and a bonus alpha created by me. Remember all proceeds from the sale of the kit go to Tyler's family, who I am sure will greatly appreciate the help.

To download the free alpha click here. :D

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tribute to Tyler. . . and a small freebie.

A Tribute to Tyler was created in loving memory of little Tyler Burdick who has lost his angel wings, but continues to touch many hearts. 31 very generous designers have come together to create this amazing kit. There are over 100 papers and elements, 7 alphas, plus styles, templates and wordart. It is full of all things boy! Everything from cars, trucks, planes, robots, and dinosaurs. You get all of this for a very low price of $10. Yep, you read it right! $10!! Tribute to Tyler is available at Scrapable and Funky Playground.

This kit is truly a work of art and absolutely needs to be in everyone's scrapping arsenal. All proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated to the Burdick family, for whatever needs they have. To read more about Tyler and the Burdick family's story please visit their CaringBridge site.

To download the alpha click here.

Thank you for everyone who contributed in making this such an amazing kit! You all have done something amazingly wonderful for this family!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Charity Collab

Hey everyone! I am so sorry it has been forever and a day since I have posted. Things around here have been extremely hectic with baby #3 on the way. Anyway, I wanted to share some news that is going around the digi-scrap community.

A little over a month ago I stumbled across a family who was facing devastating circumstances via a friends Facebook update. I personally do not know this family, but there story touched me so much, especially considering I am a parent myself. This family has three boys, one of which was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 4 months. He went into remission and then relapsed when he was 2. Sadly they lost their sweet boy not to long ago. The Father lost his job while being away to care for his son. So not only have they lost one of their children, they also have no income.

Since there story had touched me so, I asked a dear friend of mine if she would head up a charity collab kit for this family. My dear friend gladly accepted the challenge and has been working very hard to attract as many designers as she can to help with this very special kit. All the proceeds of this kit, minus fees, will be going to the family for whatever expenses or needs they have that still need to be met. A Tribute to Tyler will be hitting the digi-scrap stores hopefully this weekend.

I am asking for everyone's help in passing the word on this very special kit. It really is going to helps some wonderful people who are faced with the tragedy of losing a child. All help is greatly appreciated. If you would like to read more about their story, please feel free to visit their CaringBridge site.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Roller Coaster Ride

Today has been full of emotions. Sometimes I find it hard to put my feelings into words, but this time I am really going to try.

My younger sister has been fighting renal failure for several years. While I have no idea how hard and difficult this is for her, I can imagine. Knowing that you are fighting for your life can only be energy consuming. After several years of waiting and doing the necessary steps in order to prepare herself for the transplant, she has gotten "the call" twice. Both times something has happened that prevented her from getting her kidney. These blows keep tearing her down. Today, in the wee hours of the morning my husband woke me telling me that my sister was on her way to the hospital for her transplant. I wept. Not from sadness, but from relief, joy, and overwhelming feeling of gratitude towards God for giving her this precious gift. Just a few moments ago I received a phone call from my sister's friend informing me that the transplant has been postponed, yet again. The reasons are valid. The Dr. performing the transplant has concerns about some of her medical history and wants answers. Answers that, a previous hospital, should have provided before now. She now has some more testing that she needs to undergo. Testing that will hopefully reveal why her kidney's failed in the first place, as well as why her heart became so weak so quickly after her seizure.

I completely understand the reasons. That does not mean I am not heartbroken and devastated for her. She has been fighting for so long. I know that her transplant will happen when it is meant to happen. It is hard to not feel a sense of sorrow though. She has fought so hard and so long that one would think she wouldn't have to endure this any longer. Yet she continues to fight for her life and take the necessary steps to insure her future with everyone here who loves her. She is a fighter. I pray that God gives her the strength to get through this. I know this can't be easy for her. I know how hard it is on me. I can only imagine that it is 1000 times worse for her.

Sending my thoughts and prayers to her in her time of need. I love you sis!

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

Wow! These past weeks have zipped by me. Life has gotten extremely hectic and as usual I forget to update my blog.

This week for my Project Happiness post I am sharing one simple picture that speaks a ton of words. It is truly a testament to how much our lives are changing. I am excited about the upcoming changes.

We found out on Father's Day, so needless to say it was a rather interesting day here at the house. We had it confirmed on Monday and excitedly shared the news with all of our loved ones. I have never felt a mix of emotions like the ones I experienced on Father's Day. Our lives are about to take on a change we did not know was going to happen or not. Wow! What a blessing.

So what makes you happy?

Until next time. . .

Monday, June 13, 2011

Celebrate Misty's Birthday

Yep! You read it right. Misty aka Miss Mis Designs is turning 30~ish! To celebrate she has her store on sale for 30 percent off. Now would be the perfect time to head over to her store to stock up on those goodies you have been eye-ing!

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

Wow! I can hardly believe that it has been two weeks since my last post. Time has really gotten away from me. The last couple of weeks we have been extremely busy with the end of the year activities at my son's school. Speaking of school. . . I can't believe he graduated Pre-K this year. It is so hard to believe that it is summer vacation already! Yikes! This week for Project Happiness I thought I would share a very bitter sweet memory for me. . .

Shane's Diploma

With it being a very special day I decided to do something a little extra special for his class. This was in no way required. I just thought it was a really big milestone for these kids and they deserved something a little special.

Cougar Paw Cupcakes

Since the day was so special they put on a special performance for the parents. They worked so hard on their songs and dances. I was really proud of all of the students. Here they are sitting patiently as the parents arrived for the special day.

Graduating Class

We were really lucky to have teachers who really cared about all of their students. They were patient, loving, and kind. It really saddened me and the rest of the class to see the year end. While I know they are moving on to more wonderful teachers, it is hard to ignore the bond that is created between teacher and student. Shane loved each and every one of his teachers. He had three. His teacher and two para-assistants. I hope that bond will never be broken.

Shane, M, and his teachers.

It is clearly obvious that they each care about their students. We were extremely lucky to have such devoted teachers for our little boys first year in school. Thank you to all of the teachers out there who love their students unconditionally, but most of all for being teachers.

So, what makes you happy? Feel free to join in on the fun. Make your post and head on over to Leigh vs. Laundry's blog to link up with the rest of the gang.

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

Sheesh! Time is just flying by. It is really hard for me to believe that it is already Tuesday and time for another Project Happiness post. So without further ado. . . For this week's Project~ Happiness, I decided to go with something that I do not do often enough, but I absolutely love it when I do.

Cooking with my Babes

I do not let them in the kitchen with me near enough. Mainly because I am afraid they will get hurt, which she did. She was an absolute trooper about it though. Brother is in school during the day, so unfortunately he missed out on the food fun. Daddy was home in bed sick with the tummy bug; however, my day does not stand still just because sickness hits our home. I decided I needed to go make our Sloppy Joe's and stick the mix in the freezer. I do this often. M was walking down the hallway and asked me if she could come cook with me. "Absolutely!", I said. She climbed up on her chair. As I cut the veggies she so eagerly stirred them. I was beyond proud of her. I can't wait until the kids get a little older, so they can take up more of the responsibility in the kitchen. Here are a few more photos from our fun-filled morning of cooking.

What makes you happy?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

One of the greatest things about having a child in school are the little surprises they bring home for you. . .

Just for mommy. . .

I love presents. Who doesn't? I love the gifts that really mean something. Things my I know my family put time and effort into making for me. They mean the most too me. S painted this flower pot for me at school. When he gave it to me, he had such a look of pride. It was really a moment that melted my heart.

The other gifts I received were made by S and M at Lowe's and Home Depot over Mother's Day weekend. Both stores have Children's Workshops, were kids can go in and build these little projects.

So, what makes you happy?

Until next time. . .

Monday, April 25, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

I thoroughly enjoy it when I have both of my kids home. S did not have school Friday because it was Good Friday. With both of the kids home I decided to do something fun for lunch.

Tortilla Pizza

I went to the store and grabbed everything we would need. Tortillas, pizza sauce, cheese, and all of our other favorite pizza toppings. I let the kids each make their own (which is always the most fun). We had an absolute blast and I could tell the kids enjoyed "making" their own lunch. Tortilla pizza is such a quick, easy, and fun lunch idea. I think I will incorporate it into our lunch schedule while S is out of school for the summer.

What makes you happy?

Until next time. . .

Friday, April 22, 2011

What I Love About You

Hey everyone! I am back with a quick post. Dawn aka Daybreak Scraps has an uber cute new release this week. I fell in love with this kit the second I saw the colors. They are fabulous! You can scrap a variety of pictures with this kit. Photos of your husband/wife, sisters/brothers, sons/daughters, etc. Be sure to check out her store at Funky Playground for more scrapping goodies.

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

I started doing this once upon a time and completely let flounder. I don't know why I start things and can't finish them. I stumbled across Leigh vs. Laundry's blog again yesterday (because I follow her on facebook too) and decided I was going to start participating again. So here we go. . . this is technically Week #7, but my Week #1.

Houston Zoo

We decided we wanted to take the kids to the zoo; unfortunately, we live in an area that does not have a local zoo. The closest zoo to us is 3 hours away, but from what I heard it is not a very good zoo. So, the beginning of April we decided to pack up and head to Houston (10 hours away). We had a blast visiting family and taking the kids to the zoo. They had so much fun going through this little tube that ran through this large tank. S went through it a couple of times and M went through it way more than a couple. According to Grandma (who we got separated from), M went through the tunnel 10 times while we were waiting outside for them. I loved seeing the pure excitement on the kids faces. Here are a couple more photos from our Zoo Adventure.

Until next time. . .

Monday, April 18, 2011

Beautifully You

Hey everyone! I know I have been so extremely absent and I beg for your forgiveness. School and life has take hold of my life and I seriously feel like I have no time for anything else. I did manage some time to scrap for the fabulously talented Daybreak Scraps using her newest release, Beautifully You. OMG, I just fell in love with this kit. The colors are so pretty and it is truly perfect for those beautiful little girl angels in your life. Below are the preview to the kit and my layout using it. Be sure to run check out Dawn's store at the Funky Playground. You won't be sorry.

Until next time. . .

Monday, February 28, 2011


Life ~ I can hardly believe that the last time I updated was at the end of November. Here it is the end of February. Sheesh! Life has gotten extremely hectic. I have almost completed 4 courses since going back to school. I am enjoying it immensely. I do hate the time that it takes away from my family and my scrapping. I love that, after completing my degree, I will be able to help support my family.

Scrapping ~ Dawn aka Daybreak Scraps has been putting out some really great kits. Since school has been occupying the majority of my time my layouts have been getting done kind of late, but they have been getting done. Here are some of the previews from her most recent releases and my layouts. Don't forget to check out her store for other great kits.