Friday, July 31, 2009

DT call for La La Land Crafts.

Irina has sent out a DT call! Be sure to stop by her blog to check out the details.
Also, if you haven't entered her Blog Candy, click to sign up. Good luck!
Hugs, Christine

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Irina's Sneek peek!

Here's a fabulous sneak peek from the animal line of stamps from Irina's, La La Land Crafts, Opening August 12!! How adorable is this little cow? Her name is Maya and she's part of Irina's new line of stamps at The artist of this line of animal stamps for La La Land Crafts is Aleksandar Alexov. Irina has some links for his work on her page. Doesn't this sweet cow make you smile?!! She's just adorable and you can enter Irina's celebration blog candy to win her. Just stop by Irina's new La La Land Crafts site and enter for your chance to win!
Good luck! Christine

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Irina's New stamp store opening soon!

This adorable sneak peek is Lala, she's one of twelve stamps soon to be released at Irina's new stamp store. La~La Land Crafts.

Irina will release 12 stamps by two new artists in late August. Lala is by artist Kathy R. Jeffords. The second release will feature three artist. If Lala is any indication of the talent the stamp artists have, I think Irina's new store will certainly do well! Good Luck Irina!!!

Be sure to stop by her blog and check out her fabulous celebration candy, you can be the first to own Lala!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Celebration card

Here is my Celebration card I'm posting for Crystal's 10,000 hits! Now that is something to celebrate!! Congrats Crystal.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Journey too 1000 with The Cuttlebug Spot!!

BIG NEWS from The Cuttlebug Spot!!!

"Our next goal is to reach 1,000 followers and what better way to celebrate than to give away a prize worth $1,000! That's right, we're giving away a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops! And if that's not enough, we're going to give away a $50 Custom Crops gift certificate each Friday until we reach our goal!"

The Cuttlebug Spot is trying to reach 1000 followers by the end of July and to celebrate they are giving away a $1,000 dollar gift certificate to Custom Crops!!! All you have to do is spread the news and post your name on the link. So be fast!! Head on over to , be one of their 1000 and try your luck at a FANTABULOUS prize!! Good luck every one!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Abbey and Bebe

This sweet little "My Buddy" baby doll has been in our family since 1985. My brother Joseph moved to Georgia, and he was so lonely over there that he would make the trip back to Texas nearly every weekend. So my sister Anna Marie bought him this My Buddy doll for Christmas ... to keep him company. Well, he still came home nearly every weekend but now Bebe, the doll, was coming too. LOL One day our father fell asleep with Bebe in his arms and Joseph didn't have the heart to take him back to Georgia. So he lived at Daddy's house with three girls that bought him baby clothes and sat him in the living room watching TV with Daddy. When Daddy passed Anna Marie took Bebe and every so often she lets him "visit" us. LOL When the kids came to spend the 4th weekend with us, we brought along Bebe. :-) I love these photos of Abbey and Bebe ... I have some just like this from when she was about 1 and almost every year after. When Bebe came home with us this past weekend, Daniel said I know why Roo likes to baby her dolls, you still do. :-) Yes, I do. lol

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Abbey's card for Unscripted Sketches and a blackout!

Abbey and I spent a bit of time in the evening playing in our craft room. She made this card from the sketch provided by Unscripted Sketches. Too cute!!! We had just taken this photo and were trying to decide what we wanted for Dinner .... when the entire neighborhood had a blackout. It was just before 7pm. Our electricity stayed out until about 1:20 am. Ugh boy oh boy it was hot! It was 103 when the lights went out and only dropped to 92 by 11 pm. Luckily Daniel and I both have a weird thing for collecting flashlights and lanterns so we had plenty of light in the house and some to loan to neighbors. Daniel was working so Abbey and I played Upwords and Mancalla a few times, ate sandwiches for dinner and drank a lot of water. lol I had her take a quick cool shower and then I put her to bed, really late about about 11, because it was just too hot to sleep. I sat on the edge of her bed fanning her with a large piece of cardboard until the electricity turned back on. It was kind of funny really, when it turned back on. I had been humming and then thought well, I'll say my prayers now, because I was getting really tired, and when I finished I was talking to God in my head and said God, I know this is selfish of me but the baby is just too hot and I'm worried about the elderly in the neighborhood. And as soon as I thought that, buzzzz! I could hear the AC kick on and the lights went on. :-)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Nicole's DT celebration candy!

Nicole is giving away a collection of K & Company goodies ... It's from their Berry Sweet Collection. I love this oh so bright and fun set! Pop on over to her blog to enter for your chance to win!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th Of July

My niece Jillian and Nephew Bryce spent the 4th with us, so I packed up some snacks and we headed to the park to take some photos. It was really hot, about 104, so we didn't stay long. We ended up watching a movie with their dad since my sister was at work and having dinner there too before heading back to my house. Out of ... oh about 130 photos, these two (with all three of them) were the best I got. My nephew is just not into standing still for more than a heart beat and no matter how many times I ask him to look at me, he just won't and all Jillie wanted to do was climb the trees. lol Still, they are ADORABLE!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Since my sister Anna Marie and her children didn't go with us to the Museum last week so Abbey and I decided to pick up Jillian and Bryce and head over there today. I love this photo of the kids on the Hertzberg Circus Museum Elephant. I remember climbing on every time my baby sister and I would pass the Circus Museum downtown as we walked from one bus stop to the next to ride to her apartment. Sadly the Museum closed years ago but the Witte now has this adorable elephant at it's front doors. It just received a new paint job last week and luckily it's all dry and available for photos.