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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Personal Challenge

Hey family and friends. I've decided that I'm no different than a lot of you. I buy, buy, buy...but, somehow, I really don't get around to using it as quickly as I think that I will! So, I'm putting myself on "restriction." That's right RESTRICTION...at least when it comes to buying Cricut cartridges...Yup, I've got cartridges that I either A. bought but have not opened B. Opened, but have never used...not good y'all. Ok, it's not like I have 100s of them...but still, why keep buying and buying and buying? And yet, I find myself scouring for sales and looking on Ebay for deals on carts! (ohhhh, the addiction!!) So, I'm trying to be a good gurl. Give MYSELF a challenge: DO NOT BUY MORE CARTRIDGES until I've created a piece using each and every cartridge that I already own....I'm telling myself to be like the "Little Engine That Could" I THINK I CAN! I THINK I CAN! I THINK I CAN! At least that's what I started telling myself 3:00am in the morning.....(I'll let you know when I stop saying it....) So, before I buy another cartridge I have to make something from the ones that I already have. That's my challenge.... So, when you say your prayers tonight...put in a good word for me....

"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Drum Roll Puhleaaase!


Short, sweet and to the point

A little while back, I was surprised with a blog award! From my new blog-sistah over at MMDezigns.blogspot....My very first....and now it's time to pass it along. Sharon S. at Scraps of Color HERE'S TO YOU!

You can visit Sharon's blog at http://seraph1959.blogspot.com/


It really feels good to know that someone cares...Remember to pass along the love Sharon!

Hugs+Kisses!
Muuwaaah!
Renee

Thursday, May 5, 2011

In Honor of Mother's Day




Hi there Moms, Grandmoms, Aunts, Sisters...all of you of the female pursuasion! Getting my congratulations and well wishes in a bit early in honor of Mother's Day, just in case I get scrap-happy all weekend (it's that time again!) having so much fun. Just wanted to share a few cards that I made for customers (and as usual, I forgot to take pics of the majority of them...and of course they were bought!). Anyway, thank you to all of you moms...whether you are a biological mom, a spiritual mom, a surrogate mom favorite aunt, older sister/mother or another. No matter what kind of mom you are, I'm sure that you have positively touched someone's life and you'll never be forgotten for it. Let's face facts, women of the world, we make it go round and round! So kudos for all that you are, all that you do, all that you have made the world a better place for. You are da bomb! And to my mom, who's no longer with me in body...but I know she's there...I miss you greatly...Will always love you....and thank you for what you taught me. I pray that I have made you proud. And to my blood sisters...I love you...no matter what, I HAVE learned something from you...and I thank you too. We came from the same womb, were taught with the same hands, and was given the same chances; we'll always be sisters. To friends old and new, near and far...You know who you are. I love you all. For your friendship, for your honesty, for your trust, for you being just "you." We're all different, yet somehow, we've come to laugh about those differences and make our friendships work. You get me, I get you...ain't life beautiful?! Ok, time to go...I'm feeling just a bit weepy (but it's a good weepy!) Don't forget to stop by Scraps of Color...we'll be having some fun over the weekend in honor of National Scrapbook Day....I'm sure there'll be games and prizes, challenges and scrap happiness for everyone. I may just host a challenge/game myself...
Tata for now....Hugs+Kisses

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gotta get the word out....

You know, I'm sitting here...just thinking..."it would be nice to have a bunch of people actually see what I'm doing." I know that I started this blog just to give me another place to store some photos and jot down some thoughts "just for me." However, even though I do what I do just for me, because I love to use my hands...I love to put together something out of nothing...I love mixing up stuff...and I love being kept busy. There's no such thing for me as "being bored." There's always something to do, somewhere to go, and somebody to see right? So, I figured that the only way to share what I do (because I am truly proud of what I create), is to get the word out right?? Starting tomorrow...gonna shout it out to the world! Well, maybe not actually to the world, but to friends and family anyway. Give them this address and tell them to take a peek. Tell me what they think. Give me some ideas too. Plus, for those of you that are actually following me (YAY! LOVE YOU ALL!), even though it's a very small number compared to most bloggers...do me a favor: spread my blog address around too...share some of my creations too...don't keep all of the followers to yourself! I know momma taught you well Hahaha! I know, I know, I'm still quite new to blogging...and it's not the most beautiful blog you've ever seen...again, it's a work in progress, so give a sistah a break wouldja? I've pretty much kept to my promise to myself to write something, anything at least once a month - like I said, "there's always something else to do...and life does sometime get in the way!" But I'm trying. Ahaaaaa! A thought just popped into my head! Yeah, that happens sometimes....Tomorrow,or at least in the next few days.... when I log onto SOC - that gigantic blog of some of the world's greatest AA scrappers - gonna go into the chat room...sometime during the conversation will mention my blog...and say "the first person to become the newest follower and leave comments will win a prize!" It might just not be noticed during the rapid-fire conversation...but we shall see. Whaddya think???