Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Join me in the Faith Sisters My Lifetime Story

Join me in the Faith Sisters My Lifetime Story

Photo List for January through March 2010

Only 9 days until the My Lifetime Story project begins!

Completing a project like this does require preparation. I have spent many wasted hours when I go to create searching for a photo, scanning or making a duplicate. We are posting a few months in advance so you have the opportunity to prepare and gather photos for this project. Once your photos are gathered you will be ready to create each week the challenges are posted.

*My life collage- an assortment of photos of you ranging from baby, childhood, teen, and adult. That showcase you and the milestones through your life. 6-18 photos

*My Birth Story- your first photos, baby photos, /birth certificate.

*My family tree- names, birth dates & photo of yourself, your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents.

*4-6 additional photos of your parents and grandparents for a layout about them.

*Photos of your siblings (childhood and adult photos)

*Homes you have lived in/your home town

*Childhood Favorites (toys, memories, vacations, family members, cousins)

*Childhood Friends/Pets

*Churches you attended when you were young, photos of you at religious activities or baptism.

Follow this challenge in our forums here! Post to let us know that you are joining us!

We are also giving away a prize in November just for posting about the My Lifetime Story Challenge on your blog or facebook. Find out more about the give away by clicking here!

Everyone is so excited to begin the My Lifetime Story project. 57 days feels like forever! We will be giving you some things to work on during this 57 days to make the wait a little more bearable! Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Not so Merry

This is Ciera with Santa at her school. As you can tell, she is not so merry about seeing him. After this, I decided that the trip to the mall would be a waste. This layout was created with supplies from The Scrapbook Get-Away for the sketch challenge at ChallengeMasters. I just love the way it turned out and plan on sticking this sketch into my book of favorites. I hope everyone is ready for a wonderful Christmas, please remember the true meaning of Christmas and not fall into the "its all about the gifts" crowd. This has been a tough year for many and many to come. Cherish what is most important,,,family and friends. Chow and Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jingle Bell Blog Hop RAK WINNER

is Happie Stamper. YOu can visit her blog at
Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop and for becoming a follower of my blog. Don't forget to let check the forum at Challenge Masters and get with me on your snail mail addy so I can mail out your RAK. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December is upon us and everyone is shopping for the perfect gift to place under the tree. While most have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, those of us that scrap have visions of the perfect photo, pattern papers and embellishments to scrap those precious Christmas moments. The Scrapbook Get-Away has those items just for you all wrapped up in our December kit. This kit features Making Memories Mistletoe with assessories. Here is a sneak peak of the wonderful Christmas colors. Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jingle Bell Blog Hop

Hello & welcome to the first ever Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop. The Ch{all}enge Masters Blog was your 1st stop and you are now at the 5th stop of the hop. I have my own little RAK to give away. All you need to do to win is join as a follower of my blog and leave your comment on this post to be entered to win.

One of our family traditions is that on Christmas Eve, everyone gets new pj's. I love this photo of the girls in their new wear.

The hop will take place from Sat. Dec. 5 at 9:00am EST until Sunday, Dec. 6 at midnight EST. The blog hoppers are required to visit all 23 blogs and leave a comment on each blog. Then they need to return to the Ch{all}enge Masters Blog and make a post that they have finished. One winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. The grand prize, which is a $25 gift certificate to the online store of the winners choice, will be announced by Dec. 11.

Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is my partner in design: Misty's blog.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I am thinking this sounds like such a wonderful idea...will give it a try.

As the year is coming to an end we are busy planning for next year. In 2010 we are going back to the basics of leaving a legacy of faith. This years challenges are all focused on YOU and your lifetime story. When you join us in this challenge you will be creating a mini-autobiography. We are counting down the days till January 6th because we are so stinkin' excited about the My Lifetime Story challenges!!!

Wouldn't you to know what your grandma's favorite toy was as a child, how she felt when she met your grandpa, her favorite scripture and the song that expressed her heart? Your children and grandchildren will have that treasure when you join us in this challenge!

We will start out with your family roots in January and move into your childhood in February. We will continue throughout the year with your teen and adult years as well. The last challenge of the year will be a letter to your future generations or anyone who reads your book.

Each of our stories is important. This is a book that everyone should create about themselves. It will be the most treasured album of your family. As you create this album about your lifetime story you will be leaving YOUR LEGACY OF FAITH. This is an album that can make an impact in your life as you create it, but it will also create a major impact in the lives of your family both now and in future generations. As your children read your story in this scrapbook that YOU created, they will take your stories to heart. Your stories may have more impact on them than even Bible stories, because they are personal and from someone they know and . When friends and neighbors pick up your storybook and look through it you will be witnessing without even saying a word. They will read your lifetime history and discover your of Jesus, and His forgiveness and faithfulness in your life!

The My Lifetime story challenges will begin the first Wednesday in January. A new challenge will be posted each Wednesday all throughout 2010. The last challenge will be posted the last Wednesday of December. Just because the challenge series ends at the end of 2010 doesn't mean your lifetime story album is finished. We will continue to offer periodic challenges to continue your autobiography and keep it current.

Please join us in this year long challenge! Some of these challenges may be layouts you have already completed. That is ok! We need to get these all compiled in your lifetime storybook. Everyone deserves to be the star of their own book, including and most importantly YOU! If you don't put some time aside to create your My Lifetime Story album now, you may never find the time. If something were to happen to you, would your legacy of faith be lost forever? Take action now, join us as we create our lifetime storybooks for the next generation to see the glorious work the Lord can do in the life of a woman that loves God!

Begin thinking about what size album you would like to use for your My Lifetime Story challenge. started hers in an 8x8 but now has decided that she needs more space so is moving up to a 12x12. is doing hers 12x12 also because she knew she had a lot she wanted to fit into this album. What size do you prefer? Start gathering your supplies now so you will be ready to start when we kick off the first challenge January 6th!

Next week we will post a Photo List so you can start gathering photos that you will need for this challenge.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November kit at The Scrapbook Get-Away

Our first kit is in the store and ready for purchase. Fall comes faster than we expect and is over even sooner. Our Fall Bliss kit is the perfect match of quality paper and embellishments to record your fall events before the month slips away. This blissful layout kit contains:Bella Blvd. Swing Into Spring Little BudsBella Blvd. Family Tree Lineage2 pc. 2 sided Making Memories Paperie Geometric Mocha2 sided Pebbles Inc. Downtown Central Park2 sided Pebbles Inc. So Tweet ChirpBasic Grey Marrakech Green Tea2 sided SandyLion Kelly Panacci Lovely Memo2 sided SandyLion Kelly Panacci People Pattern2 sided SandyLion Kelly Panacci Stripes and Circles2 sided SandyLion Kelly Panacci Opposites Attract1 pc. ledger paper2 pc Bazzill olive and pumpkin1 pc. Core'dinations Black Magic Wizard2 sheets Basic Grey alpha stickers3 yards ribbon1 yard May Arts rick rackblossoms and bloomsbuttonscorsage pinslibrary cardsMM mini circle tags from the Vintage Findings collectionMaya Road Chipboard birds, trees, circle, flowersPrima bling flowerTim Holtz idea-ology Adage TicketsHave a blessed month, see you again soon!The Scrapbook Get-Away

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Scrappin Scrapbooks LO and Card of the Month

Details to enter the "LO & Card of the Month Contest"!


LO of the Month Contest $25.00 Gift Certificate

Win a $25.00 Gift Certificate for a shopping spree in our online store!

Upload your entry into our gallery LO of the Month Contest category in the gallery.

Our Talented Designers will vote to see who the lucky winner is!

Winners will be announced the 15th of each Month

*must submit a brief description of the techniques and products used
*1 entry per person

Card of the Month Contest $12.50 Gift Certificate

Card of the Month Contest Win $12.50 Gift Certificate for a shopping spree in our online store.

Upload your entries into our gallery Card of the Month Contest category in the gallery.
Our Talented Designers will vote to see who the lucky winner is!

Winners will be announced the 15th of each Month

*must submit a brief description of the techniques and products used
*1 entry per month

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Looking for a fun new Challenge Blog?

Then you should visit Theatre Love Challenges. Even if you are not into theatre, you will love the challenges there. I know I do and I plan on participating right now. Head on over and meet you there!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wednesday Card Sketch#1 @

Let's Capture These Sketches Tomorrow is my sons 16th birthday so I made a card for him using Sassafrass Lass silly monsters. All sixteen year olds are monsters right? I used the sketch from Capture those Sketches, works great with this little felt friend!

Lets Capture These Sketches

I created this layout using Sketch #13 at Let's Capture These Sketches. This is an awesome photo of our exchange student, Lukas, with two girls from Spain. They were at orientation in New York when they met. He is a ladies man, can't you tell?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Been scrappin!

I was just working on a few challenges. One of them was posted at The Scrapbook Get-Away. We have a new challenge every day. Head on over and check them out. I also combined this lo with the sketch from the Scrappiest blog and Technique Tuesday from Happy Scrappin Scrapbooks. Nothing like getting them all in on one layout. :-) Hope you enjoy. Come back later as I plan to scrap some more today and Monday since I do not have to work. I just love that Christopher Columbus.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Flash of Creativity

Had a good weekend with the kids. Actually got to scrap a little. Not as much as I would have liked. I worked on a couple of challenges. One at The Scrappiest! I just love their sketches. Here is my take on it:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kiddie Lit Inspires Blog Challenges

Kiddie Lit Inspires Blog has some great challenges for those of us who are challenge O'holics. Being a teacher I love childrens literature anyway. What a great idea to combine it with my other passion of scrapbooking. I can't wait to attack this months challenge for Horton Hears a Who

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Scrapbook Get-Away Kit Club & Online Forum

is up and running. It is a work in progress but so excited to finally get members and be posting some challenges and the such. If you haven't stopped in please do so. Help us get this party started. Also, post away and show us your awesome work and let me know if you want to be considered for the Get-Away girls. See you there.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Looking for a few Good Get-Away girls

An exciting new kit company and forum is opening soon. The Scrapbook Get- Away will offer layout and card kits. On our forum we will have monthly/daily challenges and plenty of things to do. We are looking for two design team members to join us for the inaugural Get-Away girls. We are looking for a diverse group of scrappers, from new to experienced designers. International candidates will be considered, but must be willing to pay difference in shipping. Being that this is a new site/forum , it is critical that the dt members selected be dedicated to building our community.

To be considered for the Design Team, please email Shana at
Forum name
Blog (if you have one)
Resume (if you have one)
Link to an online gallery
Please register and be active on our new site at

Participation on the site and activity will be a determining factor in our decision. We are looking for a crew that socializes with other members, shares their creations to inspire others, and participates in daily challenges in our forum. The new Get-Away girls will be announced in the forum on October 24th.

Shana Dilldine
Owner of The Scrapbook Get-Away @

Monday, September 21, 2009

You Could Go Shopping For FREE!!!

Do not pass up this opportunity. Every month the Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking message board awards a $25 gift certificate AND a $12.50 gift certificate for eligible layouts uploaded to their gallery. So sign up, chat with some really talented ladies and get crafty! Be sure to upload your eligible entries by the end of the month in the LAYOUT OF THE MONTH folder (anywhere else and you WON'T be eligible!) Good luck! Hope to see you on the boards there... oh yeah, here's your link!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Are you up for a scraplift challenge

Are you up for a scraplift challenge? I challenge you to head on over to Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking and I have issued a challenge to do just that. Scraplift one of the current DT members.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

tips and techniques

If you are looking for a new technique to try I have one for you. I have not crocheted since I was a young girl and really don't even remember how. If you do then I am going to recommend that you head on over to Susan Stringfellow's blog...Creatively Savvy. She has a tutorial on using crocheting on your layout and the results are spectacular.

Friday, September 11, 2009

my Crazy Life

Whew! life has been so crazy these last few weeks. We have a new family member. Lukas is our exchange student that will be living with us for the next year. He has been such a joy to have around. The girls love him and he and DJ get along great. I have also been selected as a DT memeber at Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooks. I am uber excited about that. Just got some awesome goodies in the mail and I am going to scrap this weekend, even if the world stops spinning without me. I can't wait to come back later and post some goodies for you too see.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Serendipity Scrapbooks is Croppin' this weekend

Happily Ever After Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks

Why should we let the kids be the only one's to believe in fairy tales and that there is always a happy ending? For one weekend Serendipity Scrapbooks is going to take us back to our childhood when we still were able to believe wishes do come true by wishing on stars.

If you love Disney and Fairy tales and love to let your imagination run wild every once in a while then this crop will be perfect for you. Come and join us for Challenges and games that the DT has worked hard to come up with and that all have a fairy tale twist.

Each of these challenges and games will have a RAK and as always we will crown a queen of the crop. Pre Crops will start August 14th with The Main Crop and challenges starting August 21st.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Capture these sketches #24

Just wanted to shout out that I love this sketch created by Cindy, the Guest Designer at Let's Capture these Sketches! Works so great with these pictures of my dh and I on our last cruise. Thanks so much!! Loved the challenge.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Scrapping the Music

I had not visited Scrapping the Music's blog in a while so I headed over there to help me out with a lo title. I was so happy that this weeks challenge was the perfect fit for a lo of my dd that I was working on. The challenge this week was to use the theme song from the old Mary Tyler Moore show. It worked out great and I had a good laugh listening to that oldie again. Thanks for the inspiration girls!

We are Back!

from Austin. The girls and I went down to visit my brother and his family. Had a good time and got some scrapping done while I was there. I also made a few purchases at Archievers. So lucky that there is not one here in Ft. Worth or I would be overdrawn all the time. I have been working on a little surprise that I will be sharing with everyone soon. I am uber excited to share but it is not quite ready yet so I am forcing myself to wait. Stay tuned, it will be revealed soon.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Woo Hoo I 'm a Winner!!

I am so excited to be chosen as a winner at The Scrappiest blog! I can't wait to get my hands on that precious Scenic Route. OOOOllaa laa! Thanks for the great sketches and for choosing me.

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Scrappiest sketches rock my world!!

I have been on such a roll. I just love it when the mojo is rockin. Thanks in part to some wonderful sketches over at The Scrappiest Blog!! As many of you know I am usually not a "simple" scrapper but these sketches lend them self to a lot of flexibility. They are great for every kind of scrapper and are easy to make them fit "your style". You just have to head over and see what I mean. They also give away a monthy prize. See you there!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Layouts for Let's Capture These Sketches (July)

Here are two layouts for this great new sketch site, Let's Capture These Sketches. They have awesome sketches and give away a monthly prize to one lucky winner. The My Mom layout is for sketch #1 and 15 & 8m0. is for sketch #2. Head on over and check them out for yourself.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

great sketch site and a dt call

The scrappiest has some great sketches, I couldn't just not share.

"Its that time again!! We're looking for a new group of design team members to represent the scrappiest in us all.
I am looking for a few design team members who are creative, like to have fun and love scrapbooking as much as I do. This call is for a 6 month term.
Design team members are required to complete at least 3 layouts a month using my sketches."

Go check it out!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Picked up for Basic Grey

I submitted to the Basic Grey Gallery for the first time in a long time. So excited that they picked up my "Kindered Spirits" layout for their gallery. Thanks for looking, I noticed a lot of spectacular layouts over there today. I need to go back and look some more. Thanks Basic Grey!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lost a Great Friend

Wow, it seems like forever since I have posted. We were having problems with our phone lines after heavy rains and storms last week. Then our puppies tore up some lines so I have been without a computer at home for almost a week. I could check in from work but our server blocks blogs so I could not post here. I have been trying to scrap today but kinda in a funk after loosing a great friend. My cat was killed today by our puppies. I don't know if they meant to kill him but he was so old he just couldn't get away. I have had that cat for 16 years. I got him the year before I had my son. He has been with me thru thick and thin. In the past 9 months or so he had stopped going outside, just too old to fight with strays and the such. Today the weather was sunny and warm so he had ventured out to enjoy the day. My dd ran in and told me the puppies had killed him. I could not bare to go out and see. The dh and the kids buried him. I saw the girls picking flowers in the backyard. I know he was old and dying was near, just wish he could have gone off and done it another way. I will miss his character and presence around the house.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I was at Layle Koncar's blog
And this caught my eye.

Such a cool t-shirt with a great message! I have a good friend (Katie) that is going through breast cancer and treatments right now. She finished Chemo in Dec. and is almost thru with radiation. As soon as I saw this shirt, I knew it was for her! She has such a postitive attitude, she is truely remarkable. She is getting her hair back and is so cute!!

Two Chicks Designs donates a portion of every sale of their breast cancer awareness apparel and accessories to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.

If you have anyone in your life that has gone through or is currently going through breast cancer, definitely go check out the Two Chicks Designs site - lots of great things supporting the cure. And if you're a scrapbooker, check out their scrapbooking apparel while you're there - fun stuff!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

YMBD scraplift challenge 3/21

Here is my layout for yesterdays scraplift challenge at YMBD. Saturday Scraplift Challenge - March 21

created by
Design Team Member "Heather"

What pretty rich looking colors in this LO. I am a big fan of embellishment clusters and Heather did this technique proud. And look at how she used the scrolls! Beautiful!!
Scraplift this layout and you could win a $3 YMBD Gift Certificate!!!
The Challenge: Use this layout as a basis for your submission, and scraplift it (think of this layout as a sketch). Your layout can be about any subject you wish, using any scrap material you wish (you are not required to use YMBD products).
You have until tomorrow night (Sunday, March 22) to complete.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Save a Life!!

Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is
having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle). This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

And, don't forget to bookmark it and go back every day! You could be saving a life!

It literally is as easy as going to that site and clicking on the pink box and that's it. You don't have to fill anything out or anything.

Thanks to Heather for sending this info! It really is nothing but could make a difference in someones life.

March Contest at My Sketch World

I just love to use Lucy Chesna's sketches. She is such a talented lady. This month she is having a challenge at My Sketch World and when I saw the wonderful prize that is offered by Scrapdango, I just had to enter. A WHOLE KIT! super yummy!! Head on over and check out Lucy's sketch and the theme is I'm So Lucky!! We all have something that makes us feel lucky...just scrap it. Here is my entry, this is my 8 yrs old dd. I am so lucky to have her. I had a challenging pregnancy with her and we are truely blessed to have her here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Creative Crafts and Stickers

Are you looking for a great scrapbooking resource? There is one at Creative Crafts and Stickers blog. You will find challenges, tips, tutorials and great links. Head on over there and see what they are all about. Currently, they are also looking for a Guest Designer, see details on their blog. ~ Toodles

Use It! challenge#2

I have been working on a few challenges today. I typically don't make a lot of cards but with all the card blogs popping up, it has gotten my mojo going. Here is one I completed for the Use It! challenge #2
~ spring colors
~4 flowers
~ and a tag

I used the front cover page from a pack of Basic Grey PP. Why waste in these hard times right, get the most from what you have. Thanks for the challenge.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Scrapperie Challenges

The weekly challenges have been posted at Scrapperie and one of them happens to be a blog challenge so I am posting a special sketch for you to try out. Use the sketch as inspiration and link your creation back here, as well as in the Scrapperie gallery and I will be picking one RANDOM winner for a special RAK from me. Hope you enjoy, enter as many times as you would like!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch#6

Alicia hooked me up with this card blog challenge so I thought I would give it a try. Awesome prizes to be given away over there. Go take a peek! Here is the card sketch #6 and my take on it. Thanks Alicia!

365 Days/365 Cards

I am a little behind, but I plan on trying to get more cards done. My friend, Desiree was asking about card sites/sketches etc. so I will be turning her onto a few along the way. If you have great card sites, please leave a comment for her to check out since I am sure I do not know all of the great sites out there. I am starting with 365 Cards and we will go from there. Don't forget to leave your favorite site or blog in the comments for her to check out. Alecia's blog (to the right column) has some wonderful cards on it too. Have fun Desiree and don't for get to come back and share your creations with us!!

A Little Creativity is Good for the Soul

I didn't get as much done yesterday as I would have liked but I was happy with my layout that I did for Sketch#43 at Creative-Scrappers so I thought I would share. This is my dh and I the night before our last child. I have never had great "belly shots" before and just love the way these turned out. Since it is our last baby that makes it all the more special. I will never have that chance to feel the little life wiggle inside of my tummy again and that makes me kinda sad. I will cherish those moments forever. Today is another beautiful day, gearing up for possible rain again. I love spring rain as long as it doesn't get cold with it like last week. Enjoy your day in your neck of the woods.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Guest Designer for Creative-Scrapper

Super Duper! I was just chosen as guest designer for Creative-Scrappers. I am so excited. I just love their sketches and can't wait for them to come up each week. The girls there are wonderful too, so supportive of eachother. I am just itching to see the sketch that they give me to work with. The new design team will be announced soon, so head on over and see what is going on there. Desiree, they also have card sketches too. Register and join us in all the fun.

Beautiful Day!

Wow, what a beautiful day! Spring is definetly in the air here. We have the windows open, cleaning a little, sun is out and shining so bright. I just love days like this, especially when I don't have to work and be cooped up all day. I am ready to scrap a little though. I think I will go blog hopping. I know Tara has a new challenge or too on her blog and Lucy has some great sketches. I also have a sketch challenge to do at Creative Scrappers and new ones at Scrapperie. This should keep me busy for the day. I will be back tomorrow and let you know if I get this accomplished, until then, enjoy your beautiful day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcomed Rain

Well, it has been raining cats and dogs for two days now. Boy did we need it too, but I could have done without the cold. Earlier in the week we were having 80 degree days and you could just feel spring in the air, now it feels like winter again. I am off tomorrow to visit my parents for the weekend and then we will come back home on and enjoy a lazy spring break from school. I can't wait, we all need a break. It will be so nice to sleep in, scrap through the day. Oh, and a little house keeping in between. DJ will be with us too and that always makes for a great time. We all miss him so much, it is nice when he is home. I hope the sunny weather shows back up so we can spend some time outdoors. We had hoped to go camping, guess mother nature will determine that. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend and if you don't have anything to do, check out the March is for Members crop at YOUR MEMORIES BY DESIGN. I am sorry to say, I will be missing out on that.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I am so stoked! I was selected Guest Sketch Designer at Your Memories by Design. I was totally surprised here. I threw in my hat at the last minute, truely didn't expect to win since there are so many great sketch designers out there. Head on over there and design with my sketch and you could win some free goodies. Thanks again for selecting me. I can't wait to see what everyone does with the sketch.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I was tipped off to this great little blog called ScrapWhispers. I have always liked to participate in layout circles and that is the focus of this blog. They also have challenges along the way that I can't wait to participate in. Take a peek and let me know what you think.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday scraplift at YMBD

I am just loving the lifts that I am doing for the YMBD Saturday Scraplift. Of course, I never get around to it until late Saturday but it gets me going. Some awesome ladies to lift over there. Can't wait until the next one. Here is my lift from today, I lifted a gorgeous layout by Marti. This is my youngest dd at her Bible dedication. Thanks for checking it out!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I am just loving scrapping these photos of my girls on our recent photo shoot at the park. I just love fresh new photos, such an easy way to get the mojo pumping. Challenges are another favorite way to get me moving. I combine as many as I can. Here I did the clusters challenge from Tara Thynner's blog, a daily challenge (tags) at Serendipity, For the love of embellishments at Scrapperie, and saturday scraplift challenge at YMBD blog. Whew, all in one little layout of my lovely little angel.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure®

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure® on Saturday, April 11, 2009, in the fight against breast cancer. A great friend of mine, Katie Agor was diagnosed with cancer last June. She has gone thru chemo and now radiation. She is a very tough woman. She continues to care for her family and work a full time job as a fellow teacher. She is wonderful at both. We love her to pieces. She has a wonderful attitude and refuses to let this b eat her. Please help me support her and help find a cure before my own children have to face this themselves.

The current economic downturn hightens the need for additional funds to meet the increasing demand for services within the Tarrant Count community. The more I raise, the more the Tarrant County Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® can give back to fund vital breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in our own community and support the national search for a cure. Imagine a World without Breast Cancer!

Please join me in the fight by making a donation in support of my participation in the Race or contributing generously to Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure®. Your tax-deductible contribution will fund innovative outreach and awareness programs for medically underserved communities in Tarrant County and national breast cancer research. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make a donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

I would also be pleased if you would run or walk in the race. You can register by clicking here.

Thank you so much for your time and support in the fight against breast cancer! Every step counts!


shana dilldine
To sponsor my participation online, click here.

To send a donation, make all checks payable to Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure®. Please be certain to write my name "shana dilldine" on the check and mail to:

Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 101328
Fort Worth, TX 76185

YMBD scraplift challenge

This was such fun. I lifted YMBD's Vanessa on this lo for the Sat. challenge. Her "amore" lo was beautiful. I also used some wonderful BG stash here. Wow, how old is this pp, like 5 years, and I still love the frogs. That is our school mascot too so it works great with a school page. Check out YOur Memories By Design when you get a chance.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Crop this weekend at YMBD

YMBD is having an online crop this weekend! Come on over and have a little fun with us. While you are there, check out the great new scroll cutouts. They are soooo yummy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hi girls, sorry I have not been around much since the beginning of the week. My dad had to have surgery on Friday and they took out a mass from his bladder and are saying it is cancer. So I have been down there, not sure how much going I will have to do back and forth (3 hrs one way), I am trying to talk him into coming here since our drs are better and this is where he had his kidney transplant. He is in double jeapordy since the meds they want to use to treat this could affect his anti rejection medicine for the kidney which has already dropped to working 80%. For now all we are doing is waiting.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

'08 reflection

kinda whirling this around in my mind for a layout this afternoon. I left '07 feeling kind of down and out: stepdaughter moved out and wasn't making good choices, ds moved in with his dad, I had lost one of the closest people in my life (grandma), I had a miscarriage. So needless to say I was looking forward to 2008 to be a better year. Well it has been. I have had a better year at work, enjoying my new postition that I had much aprehension about. My family is all well and healthy. I have come to accept the changes with my oldest children. We had a new baby (Ciera). We are more involved with our church. 2008 has been a good year and I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for me in 2009. Happy New Year everyone!! May God bless you through out!!