Monday, August 24, 2009

Printers typeset drawer project

This was a labor of love to do. One of those projects were you are digging to find one thing and find ten others of interest. Thought I would just do a little bit of this at a time but once I got started I was obsessed. I chose pictures that had already been printed out and not used for other projects. Some of them were cut very small to fit the little sections. Where pictures were not used pieces of pattern paper were cut to fit along with a few game cards from an old Monopoly game. Also set some of the game pieces on the shelves, Pez dispenser, old cars, apple core, stamps, and wooden flower. Also plastic doll pocket book, shoes, and a pair of Indian moccasins. These were all things we had accumulated over the years. Pieces of us!

A school mate is lost

I grew up in a small Midwestern town. The kinda town where everybody knows everybody. We only locked our doors at night and didn't bother to lock the cars. There simply was no need to. Our school went from first grade all the way to the twelfth in the same building. Most of us started kindergarten together and went all the way to the twelfth grade together. There were some exceptions but the point is we formed bonds with these people. Back then we thought we would always be together. Turns out we have all spread out and hardly ever see each other. I learned this week that one of those kids passed away. My heart is heavy with sorrow at the loss of one of my buddies, one of 'Our Gang'. Ted Hoskins, the teachers labeled him ornery. Everyone remembers the tricks he did in Mrs. Hankins sixth grade class! LOL He loved sports and I remember him being on the starting five for basketball much of the time. We also shared a love for boats. We spent our summers at Raccoon Lake and even raced our boats a time or two! Ha ha Don't think our parents ever knew about that. This picture was taken in 1992 at the twenty year reunion. First row, left to right: Denise Dickerson, Garry McDonald and Annette Pratt. Second row: Gail Elliott, Ted Hoskins, Me, Margo Leeke, Bonnie Wiley and Linda Wright. Third row: Brad Scott and Danny Mitchell. This does not make up the whole gang but it is the latest picture that I had. "Saying Good-bye is Always Hard to Do."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Toothless Kiddo

Another G-kid goes through a rite of passage. They are all growing up so fast! Scottie's tooth was so lose it was just hanging on by a thread. I was afraid if it didn't come out soon he might choke on it in his sleep!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Finds

On a recent excursion I was able to bring home a couple of great finds! Not the cat but the printers typeset tray and the window frame. A while back I ran across a typeset tray that had been turned into a super neat scrap book display, can't wait to start working on that. I also have similar plans for the window frame. Now lets see how long it will take me to complete these projects. While out on our excursion had to keep the hubby awake and alert with a little goodness from Starbucks! Love that stuff!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hello Kitty

How fun for Hello Kitty to visit one of the local stores? All the little girls loved seeing her and taking pictures with her. You know me, I just can't resist a kitty either!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I just love this picture of Sarah Beth kissing her Daddy. The way she holds his face is so sweet! Today was toe day (pedicure) and I visited Big Lot's. They had lots of K & Company embellishments, red and blue scrapbooks, 8x8 size. There were still Thickers available. Happy shopping!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rock Stars

Scott loves to play several of the Wii games. Back in May when they visited Guitar Hero was his favorite. We are liking the Wii game system with all the interactive features. Once again Scott amazes us as he quickly gets into the character of a "Rock Star". "Die Cuts with A View" came out with the perfect paper for this subject and I just love the little guitar brad with the rhinestone.