Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Already

Hello everyone..gosh it’s Friday already..where has this week gone?

My mind is not functioning well this am..(I know it never does LOL) the Home Health nurse is coming at 8 am to draw blood, I had to fast last night and I am so hungry right now and want my Diet coke to get me going…I woke up at 4:30 and old Arthur (Arthritis) was giving me a fit and I had to get up…

Chase spent the night with me me on Tuesday and Wednesday…he was off on Wednesday…we watched movies and talked and I sure enjoyed his visit.  He got his first paycheck on Thursday and he was thrilled to death.. He fixed our supper on Wednesday, frozen Lasagna and Garlic bread…bless his heart he cooked it for over and hour in the oven, could have cooked in 18 minutes in the microwave…he said it got soggy when you did that..I really think he didn’t see it on the bag LOL..we were late eating but it was good and it was sweet of him to fix it.

We watched Men Who Stare at Goats…man what a goofy Alice in Wonderland The Hurt Locker..I watched Dear John…not for Chase he watched something else on the computer LOL..

I was fooling around making some layouts last night so I thought I would show you a few of them..


My mom and dad when he was home of leave




The tags are a little preview of my July posting bonus..

I made something for you also…


This kit is wonderful if you have WWII pictures to scrap

If you would like to have this you can find it here

Don’t forget to stop by my store for all your word art needs.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Hello Everyone…hope you day is going’s going to be another hot, humid day here in Alabama..I will be inside for sure!

What problems I’ve had with my computer since we last met..looks like I would learn to not let my grandkids use my computer because one way or the other it always get messed up…guess next time I go to the hospital I will carry it with me LOL..if I had a laptop I could do that as the hospital I went to had internet connections in the rooms!

Anyhow, after 2 formats and struggling with Comcast email, which will not work at all..not before or after support said they could not help me fix it (strange they always have before ) and that I would have to use Comcast Smart Zone Communications….hummm something seems a bit strange there…duh..I did not like it at all but it is growing on me..guess I might as well like it huh!

Josh, Kendra and the kids came to stay with me a few days after I got out of the hospital…I loved having the babies here…Jaxon got more used to me and said nana…thrilled me…he can crawl faster than I can walk and into EVERYTHING….I told Josh he was going to pay for his raising with that one LOL..he is so STRONG and almost as big as Kaylen..they both have birthdays coming up..he will be a yr old in August and Kaylen 2 in July.

Kaylen and I read Old McDonald a zillion times LOL..that book is getting really worn…she LOVES it for some reason..she knows all the animals and calls them by name and makes the sounds…there is a picture of an old pickup truck and she calls it Papaws truck…lol

I can hardly wait for September and the new baby they have decided to name it Macy Reese…the Reese is after my dad and Dave picked out Macy…I’m going to Angie’s the 2nd week in July to stay for awhile and be there with Gage some this summer..I can’t believe he will be 10 years old in August..I was in the room when he was born and when I saw that little fellow come into this world it just took my breath away…I am so thankful Angie wanted me there…

I was also in the room when Josh, Chase and Andrew were born… they were C-Section and it wasn’t the same..I was there with Lori and talked to her and it was just as special…I did get to carry all three of them to the nursery and stay in there while they worked on them…what wonderful memories I will always remember and treasure. I hope I get to be in the room when Macy is born…but I have a feeling I will be staying with 2 excited little boys waiting on her arrival LOL..

Chase is working at Wal-Mart now…he is off today so he spend the night with me last night and is still sleeping…I think he stayed up late watching movies!!!!

Don’t forget my new word art Special Fathers is still on sale…


You can find it HERE

I thought I would show you some older kits with matching word art..


Kit is HERE  Word Art is HERE

When you believeRS

Kit is HERE Word Art is HERE

Angel in my pocket RS

Kit is HERE  Word Art is HERE

Be sure and stop by the DSO Store to see more beautiful goodies..

Ok gang gotta say bye for all take care and have a great day…


Sunday, June 20, 2010


Good  Morning Everyone…today is Fathers the year is flying past…I miss my Dad today..he’s been gone for 16 years..I love and miss you Daddy.

Have you every wondered about the history of Fathers Day? I I did a little research and this is what I found.

The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner or otherwise made to feel special. .

The origin of Father's Day is not clear. Some say that it began with a church service in West Virginia in 1908. Others say the first Father's Day ceremony was held in Vancouver, Washington.

Regardless of when the first true Father's Day occurred, the strongest promoter of the holiday was Mrs. Bruce John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.

After Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. In 1909, Mrs. Dodd approached her own minister and others in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers on June 5, her father's birthday. That date was too soon for her minister to prepare the service, so he spoke a few weeks later on June 19th. From then on, the state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Children made special desserts, or visited their fathers if they lived apart.

In early times, wearing flowers was a traditional way of celebrating Father's Day. Mrs. Dodd favored the red rose to honor a father still living, while a white flower honored a deceased dad. J.H. Berringer, who also held Father's Day celebrations in Washington State as early as 1912, chose a white lilac as the Father's Day Flower.      

States and organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father's Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." Since then, fathers had been honored and recognized by their families throughout the country on the third Sunday in June. 

In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day and put the official stamp on a celebration that was going on for almost half a century.

I have new word art out today


You can find it HERE..and on SALE

Just in time for Fathers Day, Special Fathers is a collection of sayings for and about special fathers and dads..there are 20 sayings each on individual png files and done in 300 dpi for better print quality. Any one of these will give your layout that Wow Factor we all want to achieve and can also be used for other craft projects.

My wonderful CT has been working overtime to get new layouts made to show you.

From sherlylynn


Credits are HERE 

From junebugmom68


From Lainey


Credits are HERE


Credits are HERE

I found this picture that Kendra had just put on the computer and had to use it..this was Easter and she got all the jewelry in her basket and she LOVED it I used Good Morning Sunshine by Chaos Lounge. I scrap lifted this page from one of Jen’s CT Members Bryanna


Lainey has made her beautiful layout into a QP page for you


Thank you Lainey…I have a picture of my dad perfect for this one…you can grab it HERE

That’s about all for today..I’m going to watch NCIS Marathon today and be lazy (as always LOL) hope you have a wonderful day.


Thursday, June 17, 2010


Hello One and All…

I feel like I’ve been gone for ages and ages instead of a few days shy of a month..WOW

A lot of things have happened during this time, the main one being, Josh and Kendra got married on May was a lovely, simple, outdoor wedding, a double one at that with their best friends..I am working on a brag book but have only gotten a few pages made so far..

Here come the bride


LOL that’s my hand in the way…

They had a memory chair for Lori and this is the layout I made for them, I switched the pictures after the wedding..

lori never forgotten

It was so sad not having her there in person but I know she was there in spirit.

I have tons of pictures we made the week before on Mothers Day and also lots of the Gage and Zane playing baseball that I will show you next post.

I’ve been a bit under the weather and in and out of the hospital twice since the end of May…I’m still having bad headcahes but my copd is much better. I got home on Monday and have been trying to get some new word art made for Fathers Day…I’ve had no new products this month..UHOH!

Sone of the other talented designers at DSO have been working overtime and here are just a few of their new products in the store now..

These are just a few of the things in the DSO Shops Now and some are on SALE….

While I was away my CT have been scrapping, here’s a couple I thought were great…


From Junebugmom68…I love the journaling on this one, it makes is to special and when Jade is older it will really be special to her…she use my Forever and a Day word art


Lainey made this one of her DGD 1st dance recital..I love the pinks and blacks with the bit of silver..she used another of my older sets called Dancing Star


I just love all the blending in this one…great page also made by Lainey..she used my Boys of Summer set

I made a little something for you…hope you can use it in some way…


You can grab it here

Till we meet again (soon) have a wonderful day..