Thursday, February 28, 2008

**CMK Pink Paislee Kit Layouts, LOOK who's DRIVING & well...life in general**

Hi everyone :) I feel like the LUCKIEST girl in the world!! Why - you ask? I got to work with the OH SO YUMMY Pink Paislee!! These are creations I did for my DT assignments for Create My Keepsake this month! This is the Pink Paislee's "Office Lingo" line. Create My Keepsake offers both the Office Lingo and Spring Fling kits, get them while you can!! Here's what I came up with:









You have to check out ALL the inspiration in the gallery!!
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I just can't believe it...my sweet girl's got a car now and is DRIVING!!! When did THAT happen? Geesh!! She got her car officially last Friday and it was a fun surprise for her. We picked her up from school early so we could drive an hour out of town to pick it up...we already knew we were buying it, we'd seen it the day before, but she didn't know and boy was she surprised!! Just look at her oh so cute face here in the dealer's office next to her daddy making the deal :)


The KEYS the KEYS...oh boy, I have the KEYS!! (isn't her cute new keychain cute? Her Aunt Terry got that for her for Valentine's and she couldn't WAIT to use it!


Oh Dad...THANK you, I LOVE it!! (and YOU!)


Isn't she the CUTEST? Very very proud of this girl. :)





Every girl needs new shades for her new car, right? Of course Hollywood....our first stop was at Target because she said she had to have them.


And she's off......(on her first drive BY herself) EEEK!


Oh please let this be the ONLY thing she ever runs over...(ha, it's only grass, right?)



there she goes..into the wild blue yonder....and there goes my heart. SO bittersweet!!

Wow, life moves FAST!
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I wanted to thank ALL of you for your prayers for my sweet Uncle Jim. Unfortunately, he's taken another turn for the worse. He's now got 80-90% blockage on his left side of his brain, leaving only 10% of it operating. He's had surgery for a trach and a feeding tube. He's still able to function (which is WILD to me!) and his organs are working overtime,but he's still with us, thank GOD!! I'll update when I know more...we'll be going to the hospital to see him this weekend.

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

*My Sunday Post...hurry & read....tomorrow it changes!!**

I just have something to say.........(a little sappy, a little sweet, a little sassy...a little bit of ME!)

To my friends. To ALL of my friends, THANK YOU.

Thank you for all of your encouragement. For your shoulder when I needed one. For your undying support. For your oh so sweet ways of showing me you love me for ME. For being so fabulous. For always sticking by me...no matter what. For loving me when I'm not very lovable. For showing me there's light at the end of the tunnel. For laughing with (ok and sometimes at...) ME. For crying with me. For always having the right words. For sometimes finishing my sentences. For you. Just simply you. ALL of you. For surprises. For happiness. For prayers. For the talks.

Thank you, thank you THANK you. I can't say it enough......thank YOU!

Signing off...
Leslie

p.s. have I told you "thank you" lately?

HUGS everyone. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday CROP & some prayers :)

Hi everyone!! Hope you've been able to go to the Create My Keepsake Crop today!! It's going FULL force and so much fun!! Details are on the blog post just below......

My challenge for everyone is at 3 pm (cst) and is a "Happy Easter" layout:



*********I have a BIG prayer request. Remember my uncle Jim I asked you to pray for? Well he's made a turn for the worse and if you can...he needs prayers now more than ever...
He's now since his last MRI been confirmed to be totally paralyzed on his left side. Also, they think he suffered another stroke (a mini one) that's left his throat paralyzed and he's unable to swallow anything :( They did surgery yesterday to put in a trach and a feeding tube. He's 75 years old.

Thank you everyone and I sure hope your Saturday is wonderful!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

**Gotta LOVE a FABULOUSLY FUN Crop!!**

Create My Keepsake is having a SPRING FLING event packed full of fun fun fun!!

You've GOT to check it out!! So many challenges, fun prizes & inspiration GALORE!!!

Hope to see you there!! Tell everyone you know, CMK is a GREAT place to be!!

Here's the details.....


Spring Fling Event:


We hope you will join us for a

Spring Fling

scrapbooking weekend at CMK!

This will be our first official online event for 2008! We have over $200 in prizes to give away! And lots of inspiration to share with you!

CONTESTS...CLASSES...CHALLENGES

Saturday, February 23rd

10:00 am - 8:00 pm (CST)

SECRET BUNNY Store Promotion
ALL Weekend (Feb. 22nd-24th)

We couldn’t possibly host an online crop without a special promotion in the store. So stop by and do some shopping. Because…while you’re shopping this weekend, there will be a Secret Bunny roaming the store and giving away special discounts… 5%, 10%, or 15% off your entire order…if you have a secret item in your cart!! So good luck…I hope the Secret Bunny pays a visit to your shopping cart…be sure to type secretbunny in the coupon code box when you checkout.

Click here to check out all of the crop details. We're saving a seat just for YOU!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lotsa *LOVE*, CMK layouts & just life in general....

My sweet SWEET family :) I made this clipboard to hang in my scrappy room!

I {{LOVE}} love! I mean really! :) I've been such a lucky girl to be married to such a wonderful man for almost 18 years now. Sometimes he's FULL of fun surprises like this.......



Am I *NOT* a lucky girl? My sweet husband gave this to me for Valentine's Day. I wasn't expecting this and it left me pretty much taken aback! I love this man! God sure knew what he was doing when he put us together. :) I thank HIM daily!
I love my new necklace..it's so shimmery, so pretty!!

Now if that wasn't enough...he had this simple yet sweet card with it...isn't it the CUTEST??

Inside it says..."....come in anytime. Happy Valentine's Day! I love you...Alan".

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At Create My Keepsake
this month, Tinkering Ink is our Design Team sponsor...I was lucky enough to get to work with the "Beloved" line for my very first DT assignment. This is what I came up with...
You must go to the Tinkering Ink gallery at CMK to see all the fabulous work everyone DT did!!

My sweet girl Savannah on her 17th birthday :)


This sweet little girl is Alexandra. She belongs to one of my very best friends, Lisa :)


This is my sweet hubby Alan :)

I also made that clipboard you see above. I LOVE how it turned out. I can't WAIT to see it hanging up in my scrappy room once I get it finished :)

This past week has been spent with family. My sweet uncle (my dad's brother) had a stroke a few days ago and as he was falling he hit his head pretty good. He's in the ICU in a Plano hospital recovering. They expect him to recover slowly but surely. He's still quite a bit disoriented and told everyone he wants to go home! :) If you could say a prayer for him and his fast recovery. :) Thank you so so much!


Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and that your week ahead is the most fabulous ever!

I'm off to finish some much needed layouts....hugs everyone!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

HIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!

So it's Friday night, woo hoo!!! Just got home from a FABULOUSLY fun Girls Night Out at the Cheesecake Factory. We had SUCH a great time :) Dinner, gabbing, girly stuff! Just what I needed. I loved today. It turned out to be such a GORGEOUS day, in the 70's which is CRAZY to me for February!!

I hope everyone's having a WONDERFUL weekend!! I'm planning on working on some design team projects tomorrow and finish organizing my scrappy space. It's turning out SO nice. My hubby's made me some GORGEOUS shelves. I'll share as soon as everything's in it's perfect place. ;)

I didn't want to leave you with just a post..so let me close this one with a cute shot of the "baby" of our fur-babies who was caught red handed on Savannah's new bedspread...silly Duster boy!



Who can get upset with THAT sweet face? Ok so he's got me wrapped...all 3 of them do!

Happy Friday :) Go make lots of memories!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

*More Glitz Sneaks*

Glitz has come out with so many fun new goodies! They've outdone themselves with the new Winter releases! Lots of new paper lines, roller stamps, fun new Bling (called Frosting) words, shapes, strips...etc. etc. the list goes on! Here's a few more layouts I did for CHA featuring their new goods. :)













If you're going to CHA stop by the Glitz booth and say hi!! The girls are SO nice and sweet! I wish I could go but it's not in the plans for Winter. Hopefully summer!! I've never been to Chicago so it would be a fun adventure! :) Be sure to check out the Glitz Blog for more peaks and great ideas!

SO today is Superbowl Sunday. We're headed out to a party at some friends house later, can't wait - it should be fun! It's a chili cookoff and I'm taking some yummy chili my entire family adores. It's good for you too! Since my Cowboys are out of the running and my 2nd & 3rd choice (Packers & Colts) are also out...I'm not really caring who wins but I do love those Manning's so I guess I say go Giants (ouch, that hurt coming from a die hard Cowboys fan, hee hee)
If you have Superbowl plans, have a GREAT time!
If not..have a great time too! Happy Sunday!