Friday, October 14, 2011

Thirty days of blogging Day 5

Day 5 - A picture of somewhere you've been

My husband and I traveld to the Bahamas on a Norwegian Cruise Ship with a group of fmaily and friends. We took a tour of the Atlantis. It was such a beautiful place maybe one day I could actually stay there. Anyone else been to the Atlantis?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thirty Days of Blogging Day 4

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have

I have a bad habit of not saying no.  i don't use it enough. i am working on that though. I tend to stretch myself way too thin.  I have put this on the altar and am, working with God's help to use wisdom in all that i attach myself to. i don't want to be burnt out nor do I what to do so much that nothing i do is right. i know I am not the only one that struggles with this, so what have you or someone you know to get this habit under control?

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thirty Days of Blogging Day 3

Day 03-A picture of you and your friends

my friends the Pinders... Love them!!! this is from 2009 when we went on our first cruise.

Group of friends turned family that I share in Ministry with. Divine Praise Music Ministry. Love these guys!!

my best friend jacki on the right and my friend tia.. Jacki is really is my sister now.. her parents have adopted so there is no getting rid of me now. lol! We met in 1996, and we have been together ever since.

Lastly my hubby and I we have been toghether since 1998...married ten years the end of the month... i love me some himm (in my toni braxton voice).

wow looking at those pics weight loss and hairstyle changes. lol

thanks for reading!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Danielle is 7!...and 30 Day of Blogging - Day 2

I cannot let the day go by without wishing my darling daughter Danielle a Happy 7th Birthday!!!

We have a fun weekend planned for the little one and her friends. We can't wait to celebrate such a wonderful little girl!!
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name
My blogger name hmmm, well I wanted my name to represent who I am and what I believe.  So I thought of this Living According to the Master's Plan.  Daily I am striving to line my life up to the word and be all that God wants me to be as wife, mother, sister, friend.  As the scripture says in the Message Bible Philippians 3:12-14... I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back. 
I am not perfect. I strive to live as Christ would have me to live and be an example to those around me.  So there you have it, my reasoning for naming my blog Living According to the Master's Plan.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thirty Days of Blogging - Day 1

30 days of blogging challenge!

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name

Day 03-A picture of you and your friends

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Day 14- A picture of you and your family

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them

Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future

Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23- Something you crave for a lot

Day 24- A letter to your parents

Day 25- What I would find in your bag

Day 26- What you think about your friends

Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned

Day 30- Who are you?
I got this from my girl Mel. 
Who got it from Wonderfully Complex

I decided I would give it a try. So here goes!!

Day 1
A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

I think I was on my way to church : )
1. I only birthed one child
2. I have a total of 6 brothers and 3 sisters
3. I have never been camping
4. I am an introvert
5. I have been natural for six years. I do not perm my hair  wash and curl is my thing. No perms
6. I wanted five children, but certainly the Lord knew better.
7. I played the viola for nine years, I play occasionally at church now.
8. I actually went to college for music, and now I work with computers.
9. I love the LORD! Yes I do!!
10. I just started wearing makeup seriously over the passed year.
11. I have only had two jobs my entire professional career.
12. I love to sing! Wish this was my full time gig :)
13. I love to scrapbook
14. I have three major events in one month, my daughter was born 10/11, my birthday10/21 and our wedding anniversary 10/27
15. I miss my mom often she died when I was 24.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Danielle's Kindergarten Graduation

This past June Danielle graduated for Kindergarten. She had a great year. My husband and I and all her family were so proud of her and how well she did this first year of formal schooling. You will find below pictures from that day and our dinner afterwards. She also received one the the four awards given out that
night. My babygirl is athletic!!!

This is the same dress she wore to her Uncle Keith's wedding. A great Burlington Coat Factory find of 23.99. My sis Deanna is always shopping for a bargain!!!The sweater came from another dress and it was perfect

Danielle and her teacher Mrs. Kalbach

The litlle guy in the middle gave Danielle and her friend Karle a rose and teddy bear for graduation. We were all like this boy is too much!

                                                   Danni and her new Aunt Lysette her favorite.

                Danni and Karle (she is one of the other kids that received the Athletic Award like Danni.)

Her teacher gave us this of her first year! the scrapbooker in my loved it!!!

                                                          Eating her food at IHOP!!
Here is her award. We were so proud!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Playing Catch Up

I am going to take a couple of days and highlight the big things in the months I have missed. Yes can you believe its been months..smh

May 2011
The Wedding was wonderful. Bookmarks were well received.  Danielle did an awesome job as a flower and she was sooo cute!!! see:
She was a flowergirl along with my niece Bethany. They are such beautiful little girls inside and out.

My husband and I were in the wedding as well. Here we are on the dance Floor. I love this picture!!
Here are the favors I made...Bookmarks with Romans 12:10-18 printed on them, ribbong and a heart bling. Very simple. They were inspired by the wedding invitations.

And now a picture of the lovely couple:

I also sung on the spot at the wedding.  My father in law who performed the ceremony asked me to sing a little bit of the Lord's Prayer.  So with no mic and very little preparation I belted out the ending to the Lord's Prayer "For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and Glory, Forever Amen" from what I understand it was well received. One of my young cousins came up to me after the ceremony and said you made me cry.  

It was great wedding. Wishing Lysette and Keith all the best in their new life together. 
Now I must get to work on the thank you notes!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sketch 59 & A Wedding!!!!

Here is my take on the sketch over at Twisted Sketches.  I made two cards again.  Not liking my cards these days. Almost done with my design team assignments....Guess I am ready for crafting break or maybe it's just the obligatory crafting that I am weary of..... 

Here is the other one.. took it with my phone, so sorry for the blurriness

I am also in the process of making bookmarks for the bil's wedding in 12 days! Go Keith & Lysette!!!  Here is a layout I did of them after their engagement party this year...(well at least I think it was this year) I will post a picture of the favors after the wedding.. Aren't they the cutest, plus they are two of Danielle's favorite people!


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Twisted Sketches - Sketch 57

Here is my take on this weeks Sketch. I actually made two cards, but the other one got a lil messed up when I was inking it.  Have you ever put too much ink in you ink pad.. well that's what happened to the second one. I will share it below.

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin up!; Pattern Paper: Basic Grey; Felt Flower: Making Memories; Buttons: Anna Griffin; Pearls: Recollections; Sticker: Colorblok; Martha Stewart Edge Punch.

This one didn't make the cut.Why? Well like I said above the ink pad had too much ink.  I thought the stamp also was not good for this card, I should have tested it out first but I didn't I used Sassafrass Lass. So what do you think about this card? Is it bad?

Take a look at what my other Twisted Sisters have done with this sketch.

thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sketches 2 Scrapbook for Cards & A Giveaway

This is my card that was feature in the First Release of the Sketches 2 Scrapbook for Cards IPhone/IPad/IPod Touch App. I was excited to be apart!!!
I will also be featured in the next release for this app. I will share those cards when I am able.  If you have an IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch and you are a scrapbooker you really should get this App!! You will love it. It's created by Anam Stubbington from Twisted Sketches, along with all the other ladies who are featured in this app.  My Sis Kisha also has a card in this app and will have some in the next release as well. 

So to one lucky reader of my blog I will give away $5.00 via paypal for you to purchase the app when it is released. So how will you win? Just leave a comment on this post by May 13 and tell me if you find sketches helpful or not? I will reveal the winner on May 14, 2011.

That's it! I will choose the winner using Randon Generator.  Hope you win!!!

See ya later!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Do!

So i cut my hair. I was a bit tired of going out to sing after getting my hair done and then coming home and looking like nothing ever happened!! lol.. so here are a few pics :)

be back sooner, than later...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sketch 55 & Sketch 53

Oh my it's the 16th of April and this is the first time I am positng this month....smh....busy, busy ...amyway here are my latest creations for my Design team work over at Twisted Sketches.

Sketch 55

Supplies: Cardstock: Coredinations, Bazzill Bling; Flower: Heidi Swapp; Pattern Paper: Basic Gery, SEI; Alpha Letters: American Crafts; Bling: Recolletions;  Glitter: Hampton Art.

Sketch 53

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin Up!; Pattern Paper: KI Memories; Buttlerflies: Stampn Up! Embsossing Folder; Alpha Sticker: American Crafts; Letterbeads: Craft

Be back sooner than later :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Late Night Scrapping Edition

When I scrapped Friday, March 11 I got this layout done  This layout is of my mom on the day I beliecve her and my stepfather got married.  This is one of the few pictures that we have of her from the early days. I believe this was taken in 1977-78. I can't remember the  exact year they got married I was only 3or 4.

I also entered a challenge with the Craftin Sistah group on facebook. The elements of your card had to begin with the letter B. I used Blue, Black and Bow. :) it's featured on this blog.  Thanks again Normea!

Talk to ya later

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Twisted Sketch #51

Late as ever but done nonetheless....Life has been hectic. Praying that it slows down a bit so I can catch up.
Thanks for looking. Take a look at the sketch and the other ladies creations over at Twisted Sketches. 
My apologies to the ladies and Stampin Dymonz for my non participation in the blog hop.  
Next time ladies I promise.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Layout Share

I really like how this layout turned out. It's just of me playing around with my camera getting some make up shots. What ya think?
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper, My Minds Eye; Cardstock: Bazzil; Thickers: American Crafts; Buttons: Craft; Butterfiles: colorblok at Target; Journaling Spot: Making Memories 

You like my layout stand...hahaha

talk to ya later,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sketch 49 and some Pictures

Supplies: Pattern paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzil;  Bling Word and Stars: Recollections; Heart Banner: Sassfrass

This card was done while I was sick. So needless to day I really don't like this one. I had strep throat a few weeks ago and just as I thought I was healed and now I get a cold. I just can't win. 

My husband has been home and we have been spending alot of time together.  Here we are at Olive Garden on Sunday
On Saturday it was so nice out I took the kids to the park they had a ball...can't you tell...coming to scrapbook layout soon

that's all for now..thanks for looking :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Twisted Sketch 47

I had love on the mind while creating this card for my Sketch for this week over at Twisted Sketches. I bought this paper at Ross for $2.99. Just a tip to my scrapbooking friends Ross, Marshalls and TJ Maxx have some great scrapbooking steals if you like search and resuce missions.  lol! I don't mind myself.

Pattern paper: KI Memories; Cardstock: Stampin Up!,  Bazzill Basics; Bling: Recollections;
Word Sticker: KI Memories; Embossing folders: Cuttlebug, Stampin Up!

I love the way this card turned out. The sketch is hope on over to Twisted Sketches and see what the others ladies have created.  I am sure you will be inspired to create one yourself :). Back to my weekend with no kids!! YES! and all adult conversations. YES!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Glasses

So I got my new glasses back in December and decided to doa layout about for design team call. I didn't get picked for this one but I'll keep trying for others. Here is the layout:
Supplies: Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Happily Ever After; Cardstock: Stampin Up!; Alpha Sticker: October Afternoon; Flower: Prima; butterfly: craftdiy; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Flowers: Making Memories; Letter Beads: Craft 

I not even going to tell you that at this point I have no idea where my glasses oh well I did. lol
I have been home the last two days with Danielle. She has pink eye in both eyes and a sore throat.. Fun Times in the Outterbridge household..NOT!  I am looking forward to my weekend though. Going away with the hub for our annual couples retreat. I can't wait and neiter can he. Love is in the air! lol!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Layouts to share

I haven't created a layout since October well that was until last week.  Since I am on the Twisted Sketches Design Team that's all I have been making is cards.  So I finally broke that pattern last week. This first layout is my niece Laila with her outfit she wore to a photo shoot. I hope to get my hands on the photos from that shoot to make her a mini album. This girl has so much character and charisma. Praying for a bright future for her. I completed this one last night or shall i say this 
Supplies: pattern paper: crate caper - paper doll collection, Glitter glue; cardstock:bazzill

Tribute to Danielle's favorite boots. we saw them awhile back and weren't able to get them and I kinda forgot about them. One day we were shopping for a reward for her not sucking her thumb in school and we found these.  We get in the the car she immediately puts them on.
Supplies: pattern paper: crate paper - paperdoll collection; bling: recollections; cardstock: bazzill

Here is a layout in tribute to my Mama who would I have been 58 today. I miss her so!

To balance my card making with my layouts I have submitted some design team applications. Hoping to hear some good news soon. If not I'll keep trying. 
Thanks for looking!