Cut Challenges- who knew?

If you have followed me long you KNOW I love challenges. When my favorite digi scrap site closed, & because I do more projects using my Silhouette Cameo Cutter than scrapping, I gave up on them. Then I discovered there are a few Cutting Challenges. I decided to follow two of them, thats all I can handle if I can even do that. LOL  Their blinkies are in the right column. So if you have a cutting machine come join in! I will post my projects here when I get then done. 

I am also curious- anyone else having the Christmas blahs? I haven't done anything, & the thoughts of dragging my Christmas tree & decorations out are overwhelming. I did pick up a few things yesterday. I got some adorable Christmas stocking holders from the Dollar Tree!! Of course I will spruce them up some... just because I can. And I about drove poor Kelsey crazy that she should buy a extra one in case Lil AngelGirl comes before Christmas, wouldn't want her to feel left out!!! I even got on the cashiers nerves about it & she said "Gramma- go get one just in case". And since I always do as I'm told...  Bwahahahaaaa, I did. 


Time to get busy creating something. Actually- I am working on a owl mobile for new baby girl. Oh- and here is a picture of the babes name. Haven't added the final touches until it gets hung up. I also will be adding a tree in the nursery, hopefully I will finish the few projects I have started & then it will be tree time! :D





What do you think so far? I love them, I just hope the rest of this project goes easy.

Yall have a Great Day, & feel free to leave a comment!


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and this is life

Time flies way to fast for this pokey person!! Especially when you think I have had an uneventful week (from what I remember). My GF & I got Bella & her GD together yesterday & took them to McD's, a store, & then the Geneva park. They had so much fun!! Bella ate great @ McD's also. Dummy me forgot to take pics.

I also had this thought that since I have 2 laptops, I am going to set one up for just my social stuff, & the BIG laptop for all the comp crafting I do. The only problem is I see stuff I want to DL while roaming, but I am on the wrong LT. So I am hoping my son can *network* (is that the right word) them together so I can DL from one LT to the other. I think this can be done. Not sure I am going to like this though- we will see.

I finally got my replacement Silhouette Cameo this week!! I am so far behind on what I had hoped to craft, due to this delay. And I want to do some digi scrapping again. I don't think Kels will get her fall scarecrow. :(  But I will do the owl for her eventually!

I am going to do a white tree in vinyl for the new babies nursery. I hope it goes easy, Ive never done anything like this before. My vinyl experiences have not been the best for me so far. If it fails, I can pull out the paintbrush, but putting white over purple can be quite a chore. I am also doing the babies name in 3D paper initials. I hope to finish those today.

My other two grandangels are doing great. Bella is getting some therapy for speech & other fun stuff, due to her delays from the hearing issues she had. You can tell she hears know cus she is always singing & dancing & jabbering at 4. We don't always understand what she says, but that's where therapy will help. And she still gets her message across one way or another. Bailey is a live wire & as cute as they come. She is so funny at 2. Kelsey & I are going to make some advent calendars for them when we get it together. LOL

Mike is... Mike. Not the old Mike though. He stays in so much pain & that damned never go away headache is kicking his butt. And to say that is saying a lot. He tries to stay active, but anything he tackles takes a long time for him to do it. Instead of days, its weeks or months to finish something. I think we have about reached the point of there isn't much else the Drs. can do for him. :(

Mikes brother is sick & in the hospital, I wish Mike could go visit him for awhile. You can tell these two are from the same Momma, they are so much alike. And there is an issue with a loved one on my side.This guy is extra special to me, & his family is to. I pray everything works out, I know it will, it always does, just the way it is meant to. It may not always be the choice you may have made, but it is Gods. Please send prayers for both of them. 


Also add a friend of mine & her family, whom I met when she asked about Mike when he had his accident &, has kept up since then, then her son had a car accident & also had the same neck break & Brain Injuries. He has to have another brain surgery, poor guy. I wasn't sure that I thought Mikes original Dr's had the right idea when they didn't do surgeries & adapted the wait & see approach, now I know that that was the right thing to do in his case. I see all that this young man has had to go through, & now it turns out most of his issues seem to be from original surgery that their new Dr says wasn't necessary. Dr's are human & I do think they do what they think is best at the time.

I cant think of much else to share- I don't think I even have new pics! Now that is bad. Have a great weekend.  :D Oh- and I did a spell check. LOL

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Way over due update, news, etc.

Hi Yall!!! Long tome since I have added a post. Not sure why- lazy I guess. I was surprised to see comments that needed to be approved. And I really got a giggle out of the one about my spelling, & grammar also, I assume. I write just like I talk, so I have been told many times. And spelling? Well, I never typed a word in my life until the Internet, so if I misspell or mis-type- who cares! I am not out for any awards or anything. This blog started out & probably always will be a way to share ME, & my life.

On with the show....
Christmas!! Wow- it is just around the corner & I usually don't do much Christmas planning until I see the Black Friday sales. I love Black Friday shopping from my recliner with my mouse & the web. But Kelsey has me thinking ahead (maybe because she has been planning since June). My grands have too many toys as it is.So I think I may limit toys to 3 each, and not expensive ones either. A few clothes & some stocking stuffers. Yep- Santa stuffs all the stockings at Grammys' house also. Any opinions? I just cant make myself limit it to 3 gifts each like some do. This is one of the few times I like shopping- Christmas. Except for my men- they are IMPOSSIBLE to buy for!! Especially Mike & David! And that is another thought- Mike & I buy all year long- I am going to suggest to him we don't buy anything that is expensive for each other. Socks & underwear always works. LOL

I am trying to be more thrifty this year... 1- our income is different due to Mike being on disability- 2- I spent all the money on ME already.  Ha haaaaaaa

Have you seen the Sock Snowmen? I am also thinking about having a get together with a few friends who don't care that my house is messy & make some. That way we can all laugh & have fun, and make fun of each others creations. Maybe I should have a contest for the Strangest Snowman & the Prettiest Snow person. None would be ugly- have you ever seen a ugly snowman? I haven't, but then I don't ever see snowmen except in pictures. We rarely see snow in SE Alabama. If you think you would like to come to a Sock Snow Person Gathering shoot me a email, or on FB. I have so many doodads we could add. Wonder if I could make boobs that hang to your waist. LMBBO

As for family news- not much has changed with Mike. He still struggles every day with pain & other issues. The Dr situation is a pain in the ass!  It is so hard to get a Dr that can help him. But he fights through it all & continues to try & have productive days. He is working on a bed headboard/mini wall thingy for the girls beds now. Yes they are both in twin beds now, and in our room with us. Hard to explain, but I'll take pics for you one day & you will see there is plenty of room for all of us, plus a crib. Speaking of- we (me) got a used crib free, not realizing it had NO hardware on it. And we have had no luck getting any from the company. Our pac-n-play is pretty much wore out after 2 lil girls & Mike falling in it. I have bedding, mattress, everything but the crib!! So I am looking for a cheap used one.

Oh my gosh- I didn't think to tell you we are have another Grand in Dec!! And its another lil girl. And for some odd reason I feel like this baby should have a crib at Grammy & PawPaws, instead of a pac-n-play. Maybe its because this could be our last grand, & I will want her to sleep in it til she is 18. LOL  And Kelsey & Brad bought a home about 10 minutes from us- which is wonderful. Our oldest son David is living here taking care of us, doing stuff we can no longer do. All of them are such a huge help to us!

I am slowly figuring out my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I had to upgrade from the smaller one, the Portrait. Turns out I LOVE 3D paper crafting. These designs are from SVG Cuts, one of my favorite paper crafting sites. OK- my Favorite one.  :)  Also the Silhouette Online Store has wonderful designs also.

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And my friend Dianna is helping me learn about putting vinyl on fabric. Nope- it is NOT just iron it on, it is not that simple. Isnt this a cute pumpkin shirt? It is for my pregnant DIL. I need to get a pic of it, this doesnt do it justice.


I am having a lot of fun with my SIL Cameo- except I am waiting on a replacement. Ooopssss...



Since I have been playing with the Cameo, I haven't done much digi scrapping.  :(  I have discovered mini memory books, and have a good start on those. My idea for the ones I am making is to write down things you may want to remember one day, a place for small keepsakes, & add pics. A journal/ memory box/photos/etc, all in one. This is one I made for Kelsey to remember her last (?) pregnancy. It wont be long & she wont remember some of those special times, like weird pains she didnt have with the other two- or how she felt the day of her baby shower & how many cupcakes got dropped putting them in the car. There are places she could put the cake decos in. I wish I had a better pic. What I do the best at though- is looking for ideas & never doing them. Sometimes I even buy the stuff to do it, & never do it!

Well, I think that is a pretty good update with my life. Please leave a comment if you wanna. Guess I should do that there *splecheckiethingie*.

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Our Prairie Home

I don't know if any of you like this style, I bet some do. I LOVE this site, & this is defiantly not my style. But there is so much inspiration here!!!!
Enjoy your visit to     Our Prairie Home:


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lost my mind

I have temporarily lost my mind. I just remembered a challenge I should have posted- but forgot. So I will do it anyway, just for fun. And here we have the second part of memory loss- I DONT remember where to post it!!! LOL

This is for Leaving A Legacy @ STS, her weekly Gallery Standout Challenge. Ill leave it on her FB page, hopefully she will see it. Dingy me- dont get old!!!


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Leaving a Legacy Designs

Be sure & visit this link for a chance to win a NEW kit!!!
Leaving a Legacy Designs:

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