Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Greeting from Danielle

Here is Danielle singing Jingle Bells.....

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Season to be Thankful

I know I haven't been around in a while, time has been short, but wanted to post about this wondeful holiday that just passed. I made the trip to visit my sister in Columbus, OH and my two brothers, one from Mansfield, Oh and the other from Oklahoma City, OK. We decided back in October that it was time to come together again. I haven't seen my sibling since August 2005. So on Wedenesday around 3 PM, my husband, Danielle and I packed the car up and headed to Ohio. I arrived in Ohio aroung 11:40 PM, exhausted, and happy to be there safely.

Here are some pictures of food:

Be back tomorrow to post the rest of the pictures.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!!!

I am 34 today! Wooohooo! So naturally the celebration started this weekend. I attended a crop in Easton, PA as a birthday gift from my sister and friend Doreen. It was a 12 hour crop and I completed 7 pages. I also tied for first place in the layout contest, for completing a layout with materials they handed out and we added our own embellishments. I had a great time, if I planned better I could have gotten more done, but I didn't, but that was really fine with me. The ladies were very nice and the food was good. i can't wait to do something like this again soon. Here are a few of the layouts I created i'll have to take pictures of the others tomorrow during the day:
The layout below is the one that won the contest:

So let me continue my celebration be back tomorrow.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Danielle!

The little princess enjoyed herself today and yesterday! So much yesterday that she actually hurt herself. So Steph no photo shoot just yet. Here are some pictures of the days festivites:

The little one fell on Friday at school and she now has a bruise under left nostril and her bottlon lip is bruised too. Of course this would happen the day before her birthday, things like this add so much to the story of her turning 4.
Thanks for looking, pictures coming to a mini album soon. I am tired now and the Princess went to bed this evening without a fight, very unheard of, and when I went to check on her not even five minutes after I tucked her in she was knocked out. I believe it is safe to say the little princess had a great time.

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's so hard to believe

This little girl will be 4 tomorrow. This is her posing at the steps. oops mommy forgot the cupcakes.

I'll get them mommy!

This is what happens when she arrives at day care. Anybody know the Disney birthday song? At 7:45 am the Disney Birthday song is played for my baby and this is what happens. Children and daycare provider go crazy. Look how Danielle is still making eye contact with the camera. She is a MESS!!

This party will continue tomorrow, more pictures and fun times the rest of the weekend.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Cards and more cards

So over the past couple of weeks I have been working on perfecting my card making. Here a few that I have been working on. What do you think?

My favorites are the three cards above. The first is using some old Crate Paper from 2006. The second card is using the new Basic Grey Off Beat The last card one is a wedding card for some friends that are getting married tomorrow. The brown and white paper is American Crafts.
Be back soon.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Funny Story

So a couple of weeks ago my daughter, my husband and I were watching TBN just seeing who was on their Praise the Lord program. I was explaining to my husband our daughters interpretations of our complexions. She says my husband is black, I am white and she is brown. Okay I wanted to make sure she wasn't just saying I was white, so there was a singer on the program named Vicki Yohe, who is white, so I turn to my daughter and ask her what color was the lady singing on the TV, she says...Mommy she's white just like you. LOL. As you all can tell from my previous posts my daughter and I are very much the same complexion, but can you tell me why she thinks I'm white and she's brown??? Kids! Here's proof.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


I found our engagement photos from 2001 and scrapped a page using a sketch by Tiare. I used the Making Memories Noteworthy Line and Bazzill CardStock. ya like? Still have to add some journaling, but wanted to share it nonetheless.
I'll be back soon with a real update.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm HOME!!

and all is well, the only thing I am doing tomorrow is taking my ring to the jeweler...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Warning: Pity Party Below

Okay so I left on last Thursday for the ELCA Communicators Conference. It was a great conference. I met some great people, hey Nikki. I was scheduled to leave Chicago yesterday afternoon. My flight was rescheduled 3 times and then eventually cancelled. I get a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency for 69.99, the airline rate. After eating dinner I eventually dose off, around 3:30am the fire alarm goes off....I get dressed and get down stairs via the steps which wasn't so bad going down. I get outside and it's a false alarm. I reenter the hotel and due to the long lines at the Elevator I walk the seven flights to my room, which were murder. I can't seem to fall back to sleep so I have been on the computer since I got back to my room.

I just noticed one of my diamonds is missing out of my ring, and my cellphone refuses to work. I haven't seen my daughter and husband since Thursday and my flight today does not leave until 8:00 pm which means I still won't get home until 11:30 pm. I am doing okay, but say a prayer for me cause I am trying not to be too upset about all of this, knowing that there must be some type of God moment in all of this...


Monday, August 04, 2008

CKC and other ramblings

I went to CKC Valley Forge for the first time. I was excited nervous and overwhelmed all at the same time. My tour guide for this event, Stephanie was the best! She scoped out the place before I got there and we managed to get come great deals. As she mentions in this post
Heidi Swapp's company Advantus was having a serious close out! Here is what I scored for just $20 bucks.

I volunteered also and got a $30 credit for my service, with that I bought two books the Scrapbookers Almanac by Elizabeth Dillow and The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker by Aby Garvey and Wendy Smedley.

I also purchased an 8x8 book of SEI's Jolie Chocolat and 5 12X12 sheets from the some collection. I also bought 3 chipboard mini albums from Gifted memories. The owner Shere has be in business for year now, check her out she has some nice premade pages too.

i stopped off at the Memory Lane PA, which is kind of a lss. I got one of the Making Memories 4X6 journaling books i didn't have and I also picked up Simple Scrapbooks mini albums in an evening mag.

All and all I had a great time. When Stepanie and I finally made up our minds about lunch Ruby's diner sure hit the spot.

I managed to score some deals at Sears in the King of Prussia Mall for My duaghter and sister Aisha.

Last week I was on vacation from work, attending our Youth Convention. Can you believe my three year old sang in the children's choir everyday and sung a solo. I was floored when I saw this and I had nothing to do with it.

I am home today nursing a sick child with a fever...and it's onto Chicago on Thursday for work. I am hoping to get to Windy City Scrapbooking or Archivers. The schedule for the conference I am attending seems a bit tight so I may not be able to get to them, but hopefully I can.

I need to fix Danielle something to eat so I will talk to you all later.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Pretty in Green

Here is layout I did for the Sketch Challenge over at Classy Coordinates. Sketch by Tiare Smith

I even won some goodies because I was last to upload my challenge layout...YAY!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stampin' UP!

Hey guys I'm having a Stampin' UP! Party on Friday, July 18!!! The demonstrations for the pary will be given by the one and only Lisa London Davis. Let me know if you are able to attend by Wednesday, July 16. I live in Philadelphia. If you would like to place an order and can't be there let me know! Leave me a comment and I'll email you the details. Thanks, Cynta!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Purple Rain

I watched Purple Rain Saturday night. It brought back so many memories. I remember playing the soundtrack, which was an actual album. I knew all the lyrics to every song on this album. That was not necessarily a good thing since I was only 10 when the movie aired. And one of the songs in particular was something that a 10 year old should never sing. “I knew a girl named a I guess you could say she was a sex fiend. Met her in hotel lobby....” Should not have been repeated by me at 10. Did I know what it meant? NO

Watching the movie reminded me of how much my mom loved Prince. She used to jokingly say that Prince was her husband. I use to imagine that Prince was my dad, well if she could say that he was her husband…LOL. This is my only memory of my mom’s taste in music. I wanted to write this down so I would always be reminded of her love for Prince it helped to form my love for him too.

Here are the lyrics to Purple Rain:
I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow
I never meant 2 cause u any pain
I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing
I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

I only wanted 2 see u bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover
I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal u from another
Its such a shame our friendship had 2 end

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

I only wanted 2 see u underneath the purple rain

Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing
Its time we all reach out 4 something new
That means u 2
U say u want a leader
But u cant seem 2 make up your mind
I think u better close it
And let me guide u 2 the purple rain

Purple rain purple rain

I only want 2 see u, only want 2 see u
In the purple rain.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Grocery Shopping

So Danielle and I went to the Supermarket today. So we are just shopping and I stopped at some Blueberry waffles. I stopped because the price surprised me and Danielle turns to me as says Mommy they cost $1.00. Okay she is only 3, when did she start knowing how to read price signs. I immediately called her father who didn't pick up. I just can't believe how much this little being is learning and retaining. I am glad for the preschool she attends and her teacher. I don't think I could teach her all she needs to know on my own. Here is a picture of the little smart one:

Friday, June 27, 2008

My First Acrylic Album

Be it ever so small here it is, it's Danielle's 3rd b-day party at Chuck E. Cheese. Anyone know when children stop being afraid of life sized characters? Danielle is still petrified anytime she sees them.

Here is Bethany and Danielle at their preschool graduation/move up day, arent' they just precious, I love this picture so much.

Talk to you again soon!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm back...

It's been a busy couple of months...this is going to be a long post with plenty of pictures. I'll start with last night, my best friend from high school graduated from Rutgers University,New Jersey with a double major in Music and Psychology...Here is the gang at her mom's house after the graduation. Me, Anjail and Lisa we were inseparable in high school. It was really nice to be together again.... During the graduation two rainbows cool is that?? The next major thing was the celebration banquet for one the greatest preachers/teachers I know my father in law.... It was alot of work but it was so nice and encouraging to him...Here are some pics of the hubby and I and picture of the Princess Danielle at the celebration.

I have worked on plenty of projects over the last month but haven't taken a picture of a thing. I made five mother's day cards, 2 8x8 mini albums, and a collector's box frame. I will have to get some pictures taken of thses items, I also bought some really nice frames that held (4) 4x6 pictures and I printed pictures that I have taken of my girls from church and gave them to their mom's as gifts for mother's day.
In April I also got to hang out with Stephanie. We went to Memory Lane PA for their Yard Sale. We got some really nice deals, but Stephanie next time we have to be their at 6am like the other women....LOL..., Those women were serious!! We also went and stopped by the Crop Room which will soon be The Cropping Station. Can't wait for the grand opening! I also attended a crop with Stephanie hosted by Lisa. I talked entirely too much and I got absolutely nothing done...LOL. Can't wait to attend another crop, but this time actually get something done.
I am so thankful that Monday is Memorial Day...I need a day off. Danielle went to North Carolina for a week earlier this month and while she was away I took a week of vaction, I had some me time and went on a couple of dates with the hubby it was really it's back to reality...LOL
On Sunday I am going to get myself a Cuttlebug. I am super excited about that...I got my 50% off Coupon from Michael's and I am hype!!
Trying to remember what else has been happening since I lasted posted, but my age is working against me...
Thanks for reading and I will make sure my next update won't be so far apart.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Some Scrapping to Share

This is what I have been up to since I last posted. I know I owe you all the 7 Random Things about me , and I will post that also.
Scraps of Color Book of Me Layouts

The two Scraplift Challenges from Classycoordinates

Danni was Barbie for our Hallelujah Party she did not want me to take her picture. So this is what I got. The layout beloe is from us visiting the park last summer.

Okay 7 Random Things about me, I'm not tagging anyone since every blog I read has already done this or some version of this.
1. I played Viola in middle school and high school and even went to college for music.
2. I married my best friend's cousin, the funny thing is I dated another cousin of hers whose birthday was two days away from each other, and for our first year of dating I had the two dates confused...
3. I thought all my life that I was the product of a one night stand, I asked my Dad one day about this, since my parents never married and he kindly schooled me...uh no me and your mother were together for a long time, we even lived together...well how was I suppose to know....
4. I had my first child at the age of 29 3/4 ten days after my daughter was born I turned 30.
5. I really want to learn to sew, I need to get a sewing machine first
6. I love my job as boring as it may sound to others, I love what I do!
7. If I could change careers I would be a background singer for my favorite gospel artist....Kirk Franklin, call me man!!!......LOL

Tata for now,

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Sorry I have posted in a bit....been dealing with a little grief. After I completed the layout shown below, the tribute to my mom, it sent me into a whirlwind of emotions. My mom died in 1996 two days after her birthday all in the month of February. I did that layout and then tried to do another and realized that I don't have many pictures of her or my father who is living. I contacted my other siblings asking them if they had pictures of our mom and would you believe none of them have pictures either. So for about a week and a half I was in this sad mood, I feel better now and have vowed to take more pictures of myself no matter how I look so this doesn't happen to my daughter.

I have done some scrapping since then:
This is page three of my Book of Me
These are scraplift Challenges from Classy Scrapper Forum. This is my daughter and neice at the end of 2007 .
This my daughter and nieces Bethany and Laila

I'll be back to post, I have been tagged my Tiare

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Page 2 Book of ME

Here is my page two of my book of me.
It's a layout of me a my mom from November 1995. She died of lung cancer in February of 1996. It took me two days to complete this, I miss her so much...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Book of Me

Here is my first page of my Book of Me Album...So what do you think?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Some more scrapping to share

More Scraplift Challenges and one African American Scrappers Challenge Layout

Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy New YEAR!!..LOL

I really didn't mean to stay away so long. Just never found the time to post. But I am here now, and I have some wonderful scrapiness to share. The first three layouts are for some challenges at The Classy Scrapper Forum. Here are Three Scrap Lift Challenges:

The first one is of my daughter wearing my shoes, two different ones while she is watching Sesame Street too, too funny. I am so glad I was able to capture this moment.

The second is of my daughter again, this time having a ball at Chuck.E.Cheese, and the last one is of me and my husband on a 6 year anniversary playing around with the camera...LOL

I also made a mini-album/book for my mom for her birthday. It contain mostly pictures of my daughter with her and some of pics of my daughter with her cousins. I really enjoyed making it, I took a few pictures while I was still working on it and here they are:

Tata for now, I will be back soon I promise.