Saturday, August 23, 2008

Local CTMH Consultant's Retreat

Well, today was our local CTMH Consultant's retreat. Christina had us all gather at a building next to her church. There were 22 of us present and I completely lost track of what all we made. It was a marathon day of creating. Every project we did was absolutely fantastic. I was going to take pictures of all of my projects, but Lyla put the pressure on to get my blog updated.... before she got home! So, I'm at least doing that!

Once I finish up all of the projects... (tomorrow, I promise!) I'll get pictures taken and posted here. I am just too tired tonight!

This is a great shot of the group hard at work.

And here is one of not so many at work! You'll see why in a couple of pictures down (and no, I have no idea why this is underlining or how to make it stop!!!!)

Here's Miss Bettyann concentrating very hard on her project.

And THIS is where everyone was! There was more food than we had sense! And of course we had to fill up to be able to continue on to an afternoon of intense creating.

And finally, it was time to just take pictures because we knew there would be no way our minds would retain what all we saw and did today.

I so love getting together with this group of women. Everyone is so fun and kind and caring and simply wonderful to be around. Bettyann and I were talking about why we do what we do. And we both agreed the creating is awesome... the additional income (if you're lucky enough to have any!) is nice... but the friendships you make with these other consultant's are absolutely priceless. I truly am blessed to have been introduced to so many creative and and just plain NICE woman. I consider each of you a friend.

So, until next time, I only have one thing to say.... HAPPY SCRAPPIN' TO ALL OF MY CTMH SISTAHS!

Friday Night Crop at Sarah's

Last night was our monthly Friday Night Crop at Sarah's! Here are the pages we did. The baseball pages were done with Game On paper pack and the School pages were random stamped using a new stamp set Stamp Around. These were a lot of fun and the ladies seemed to get through them quickly. Of course, I had to put my Cricut to work to cut the team name and position names in the team colors. That was so cool!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Monthly Crop at My House

Last night, I held an open crop at my house. There were 7 of us and we had so much fun! We had more food than we knew what to do with and stuff was spread out everywhere!

Here is Lori trying her hand at our acrylix stamps. She did great! I'm not sure how many pages she got done, but I do believe she may have been the most productive! Yes, right there on the lower left corner of the picture is our new Ink Pad/Marker carousel! New products aren't to be revealed until September 1, but it just kind of slipped into the picture! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

This is Dorinda, Becky and Judy (my sister and holding Angel) working (looks more like talking) away!

Here is Shirley very involved in her pages. I think she gets the award for bringing the most stuff! (Shirley, you DO give me a run for my money when it comes to volume!)

And there's Rebecca. No, we did not banish her to my scrapbook desk! She chose that spot so she could spread out more (and spill powder EVERYWHERE! - that's another story!)

We really had fun and I can't wait until next month!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Man Makes Card

I found this website this morning and watching it cracked me up! And, I needed that to start my day today! I thought you could use a laugh, too!

I couldn't get it embedded in here, so just copy and paste this address into your browser. You'll need to turn the volume up, it seemed really low to me.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Busy Busy Week

This has been quite a busy week! Since learning on Tuesday I was going to be Grandma again, I learned on Wednesday it is going to be a girl! Here are the ultrasound pictures. The first one is of her precious little face!

And this one is her feet. She had her legs crossed at the ankles and you can see her feet!

Technology amazes me! When I was having my babies, the only time you got an ultrasound was if there was a problem, so you really kind of hoped you never had to have one... which I didn't!

In between spending a lot of time on the phone with both of my girls, I have also been very busy designing 6 cards for our Consultant's retreat in a couple of weeks. Designing is one thing but cutting all of those pieces for 40 sets of 6 cards is a LOT of work! But, I'm almost done. I've got 5 done and cut out and have to start on the 6th one. It's so much more fun when you are working on NEW product, which I am!

I can't wait for my open house on September 6th so I can show everyone all the new and fun goodies from Close to My Heart.

Well, I've gotta run. It's getting late and I was up late last night watching John's band, Wire Road, make their debut performance at the Outback in Branson. They did good but those late hours are NOT for old folks!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm Gonna Be a Grandma Again!

Well, I got back from Convention safe and sound. My mind is still whirring with information and ideas! I wasn't sure how long it just might take me to settle down! Yesterday was my first day back to work, so for the morning, I was just taking it easy and tryed to slowly settle back into reality when, a little after lunch, I got a phone call... I'm going to be a Grandma again! The most amazing thing is that we didn't thing Shelly would be able to have children! Woohoo!

I am so excited! It was quite a shock to her as she is right at 5 months along! I know... I know... how in the world would you NOT know! Well, she had her reasons and was truly SHOCKED when that big ole + sign showed up! She has her OB appointment this morning and will get a due date along with what she is having! That may feel like the shortest pregnancy in history!

JR's text to me last night was so cute..."What a pleasant surprise! 5 Months.... WOW!... SO much to do!"

I told Shelly I needed to get home and start knitting! PLUS... another subject to SCRAPBOOK!