Sep 23, 2009

I Guess I'll be saying Goodbye...

Stampin' Up has put some ultimatums on us demonstrators...although I understand why they are doing it, I also feel conflicted about it...as you can tell, I'm a "hobbiest"! I will continue to be a demonstrator, but I will no longer be doing my blog. I have several friends who may not just use Stampin' Up so I can't even link to them....so I will neither promote Stampin' Up! nor will I promote anyone else...that's fair right? So goodbye blog world...it was good while it lasted!

September's Scrap Class...


Yup! It was a 2 pager...I thought since there weren't many people who were going to come...I would bless those that did...it took us a while, so I probably won't be able to do many 2 pagers...unless the layout is simpler...For this project we used...Circle Scissors, My Way Arrow Punch, Curves ahead? die, Good morning sunshine designer paper (retired), 2-chocolate chip 12x12, clear button and corduroy button (retired)...

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Baby announcerments




I have to say I got this idea from a SU! catalog....hope you like it!

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Aug 22, 2009

A little note of thanks


I made this card (times 4) for the girls that gave me birthday presents...ashamedly, it's over a month late...Love you girls, tho!

I used an embossing folder and just pimped out the flowers with micro beads and Crystal effects...I used the oval scallop punch and the medium sized oval punch for the sentiments...and ribbon punch. Hope you likey!!!

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Aug 6, 2009

Happy 15th Birthday Bryan!!!


We have had Bryan for 2 months now and he truly feels like he's been here all along! I love how God works things out like that! Hope he has an awesome day and God gives him a special blessing!

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Aug 5, 2009

4th Scrappin' Class and now here's Clyde...



This is my 4th scrap class page and the girls had fun!!! I love this stamp set...SU! Branch Out, which is retired...it didn't last long in the catalog. We used a lot of heat embossing!

For those of you that have come here before and are wondering wuz up???? Well, did I tell you I had another son? He's great and he is turning 15 in 2 days! We have been sooo busy this summer. In the last few weekends we have been camping (which involved a monsoon) and went to Gatlinburg. Trying to get a little fun in before school...Hope you all had a good one! The adoption is going well and should be done soon...we are allowed to make most of the decisions regarding Clyde so I thought I'd let you see him! He's grown up so much since we have had him!

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Jul 7, 2009

3rd Scrappin' Class...



Well, this month went a whole lot better than last month! We will see what happens next month...I used a sketch from a scrap mag...not sure which one...either Scrapbooks Etc. or Creative Keepsakes? Obviously, the theme was red, white and blue. One girl was smart, she didn't have that exact theme so she brought "Girls" printed out, instead of using my "July", but she used the happy stamp so it read "happy girls"! I thought she was clever for thinking ahead! Now, to think of one for next month??? Any ideas for a theme? I have been wanting to do the 4 seasons, so I may do that! But please give some ideas...

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Jun 27, 2009

My first challenge with...



Card Patterns

I had some fun with this sketch! I have a few friends that have birthdays coming up so I took the opportunity!

Tools: Heat gun, eyelet punch, Pixie sewing machine, Cuttlebug w/ Swiss dots
Accessories: Organza ribbon, buttons, embroidery thread
Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes

I used the buttons because evidently I'm not a good sower...:(...tried to make my goof ups not sew bad...ha! Ha! Get it...not SEW bad.

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Oh where...

oh where did my Pink Elephant go? Since I change my background, which was also an accident, I lost the Pink Elephant logo!

Jun 26, 2009

How ya'll doin?

This is my first night where I'm actually bored! I'm tired, but bored...Mark's asleep on the couch along with Jake...Mollie's on the floor, sleeping...not sure where Bryan is in the house...probably on the phone talking to his girlfriend...Clyde's asleep...think I should get a clue and go to sleep? Hope you all are doing good! I really need to do something creative! I just got a load of stuff from Stampin' Up! I should have used my time wisely and made a card...there are a few birthday's coming up soon! Maybe I could do a challenge too...it's been a long time.

Jun 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Kristen! And more updates...


I made this card for a cute little girl! Happy 4th Birthday? I asked her what she wanted for her birthday and she said,"A yellow fish!" So guess what she's getting from Auntie Bekki??? Well, hopefully I can find a yellow fish that goes in a very small fish tank. I think they got her a one gallon...
We've been going thru an additional change in our household...we now have a 14 yr. old, soon to be 15 yr. old boy! His name is Bryan...but sometimes we call him Eric, or David...I'm getting better. It's been quite an adjustment for us...he's very good, well mannered, smart and a hard worker! He's so much more mature than Clyde, it's hard to deal with in some ways and then not in others...he has a girlfriend (which is something we have never had to deal with before)...he wants to go hang out with his friends at the mall (again something we haven't had to deal with till now), he wants to go to Southwestern and not Pulaski High and he's trying to figure every which way he can to still go there (I can relate in that way, I walked a mile to and from school everyday because I didn't want to go to Somerset)! It's just totally different. I was thinking a 14 year old would be good for Clyde... they can play together, but he's in a totally different league! He doesn't watch TV, which is good, but a little weird, but he'll play Rock Band forever (which he totally Rocks at...he plays on expert and gets 90's!)! Please keep us in your prayers as we are walking on new ground here...eek! It also looks like Mark will be laid off for 3 months...I am praying that something will happen with that...he gets a better job...God knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us, not to harm us, plans for a hope and a future! -Jeremiah 29:11 Posted by Picasa

Jun 14, 2009

Woman to woman award


Gee thanks Lori! It is an honor to receive this award, but more importantly I want to honor the Lord! God is good all the time and all the time God is good! I hope that I exemplify Christ in all I do because He is worthy!
This blog award is given to bloggers who consistently exalt the name of Christ on their blogs. What a joy to see crafters blend their passion for Christ and paper crafting. This award is given to bloggers who share Christ through their posts or through the design of their artwork. We are commanded in Scripture to be 'salt and light' sharing the Good News of Jesus no matter where we are (Matthew 5:13-16). This award is just a way members of Women to Women: Sharing Jesus can say thanks for exalting Christ with us!
Rules:
Post the blog award in a regular post on your blog with the explanation, including the original link to WTW and the rules for passing the award along.
Name five people to whom you want to offer this award and link to their blogs. The blogs need to obviously exalt Christ in some manner.
Contact the bloggers you have named to let them know they can pick up their blog award from you.
Invite them to permanently display the WTW blog badge and/or the award on their blogs. The badge can be obtained on the WTW site.
A great, big, huge thank you to everyone who shows the light of Christ on their blog you're an encouragement and inspiration!
Julie-A MUST READ go into their story!!!

Jun 9, 2009

Hello...

I need to get my creative juices flowing...I feel like since my scrap class I haven't wanted to do anything. I'm going to look at some challenges and pick one or a couple. We'll see...I thank you all for your prayers and kind comments! I know that I am well taken care of, by my God!
He is Faithful! Amen?

Jun 6, 2009

I'm on facebook...

So sorry I have been neglecting my blog! I have facebook now and have been faithful on it...Here, I feel I only get lookers when I make something...there I can just chat...

Let's play catch up...my husband has been laid off going on 3 weeks starting next week, so that's been a distraction as well. My kid is now off from school...and I have had an addition the last couple of days. I am doing respite for a very well-mannered 16 year old! He's been a joy to have...maybe I should only take older teens from now on. :) We had a yard sale today and woopee... I hate to have a yard sale...going is alot more fun! The good thing was that I didn't have to put too much time in preparing for it. I hardly labeled anything and that made it sooo much easier. From now on, that will be how I do all my yard sales! Or maybe I should just go straight to Good Will like one of my friends suggested...

May you all be blessed...and I will be making a card soon!

Jun 1, 2009

2nd Scrap Class


My second scrap class and only one other person showed up...woohoo! We used a sewing machine, circle scissors, stamps, cuttle bug, water color pencils, aqua painters and a crop-a-dile.

No, Clyde doesn't have 5 eyes...I distorted his face, so you can't see it...since we are in the pre-adoptive stage it's probably ok to post pics now, but I am not sure.

I got a sketch from Scrapbooks etc. and ran with it...it was fun to do.

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Eek, Screech, Yikes...

We were getting stuff out of our storage unit and found mice droppings everywhere... (Advice: only put your stuff in plastic tubs, not cardboard boxes! Clyde held this one box that contained our little friend up over his head, then dropped it sideways on the ground...there were all kinds of paper shredded and mouse poop, so I thought we might find a mouse...instead we found his predator. That thing slid over Clyde's foot and I ran the other way screaming at the top of my lungs!!! I was boot scootin' it! Clyde was laughing his head off at me and this is were it would have made a GREAT funniest home videos!

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May 29, 2009

TPE challenge #16?



I love this sketch!!!

Stamp set: Rustic Rooster
Tools: Big Shot die Scallop Circle and Cuttlebug
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Parisian Breeze Designer Paper and a Clear Button
Colors: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip

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May 25, 2009

Fun and easy project!


You can get these kits from Wal-Mart...they should pay me, huh? It's very easy, only $5 and hopefully when all is said and done you have yummy herbs! It comes with the tub, soil and seeds! You actually have enough seeds to plant elsewhere if you like!

We bought 3 kits: Oregano, Italian Basil, Thyme
Sweet Peppers, Mini tomatoes, Lettuce
Sweet Basil, Parsley, Chives

I'll let you know how they turn out...

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May 22, 2009

Here's a sneak peek for my scrappin' class...

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Bekki B. Scrappin'...

Bekki B. Scrappin’
When: 1st Monday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Victory Christian Fellowship
Kidron Café (Lower Building)
Cost: $10-12
I have to charge to cover supplies and use of tools
You will leave with a page done!
You only need to bring:
tape runner(adhesive)
paper trimmers
detail scissors
photos
Some tools I have:
Big Shot
Cricket
Cuttlebug
Crop-a-dile
Etc.

May 20, 2009

Yesss!!!!

I honestly didn't know who would win, but I am so glad that it was Kris! I am sure many people are surprised...it won't matter, Adam and Kris will have excellent careers!

Watchin' Idol...


I am hoping that Kris Allen is the next American Idol!!! I am watchin' right now...Go Kris!!! He just rocked a song with Keith Urban! He would make a great country singer. He is a Praise and Worship leader in Arkansas and his pastor is an accountability partner to our pastor! I was actually rooting for Adam at first, but found some things out that deterred my decision...I won't pass it on incase my info isn't correct.

May 19, 2009

B is for...



B is for...baby, Bekki, uh Burton...it's been a few weeks since I have done any challenges, so I combined The Pink Elephant challenge with the Cupcake Challenge...

The Pink Elephant challenge was to do a Monogram, while the Cupcake challenge was a sketch.

Tools: Flowers daisy #2 (the small daisy 3x) die, nestabilities square and scallop square, Big Shot, texture plate with the big dots (I used the opposite side and used a stencil to fill it in with chocolate chip marker), and I used the new scallop punch.

Accessories: Parisian Breeze paper, buttons latte, and the "B" is Chip Chatter.

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Updates...

I am LOVING being a stay at home mom...However, the mom part will really begin when school lets out for summer and I have a kid 24/7! Yikes! Any ideas on how to keep a 13 year old entertained? I did get season passes to a nearby waterpark, so that will help. I think I have 10 more days of freedom. Right now, though, I am working out, going to a weekly Bible study, monthly scrap class, cleaning house and taking it easy on my swing that I got on Mother's day! I have all kinds of ideas to fix up the house...paint the cabinets, fix the carport, make a portico, put up new shutters, put in new windows, put in central heat and air, replace the doors...can you tell I've been watching HGTV? You know what's really sad? We have been here 10 years in December and we haven't done a whole lot to fix it up. I am secretly hoping someone will just want my house as is, and they can fix it up. But wake up, Bekki!!! I want to move soooo bad and these shows are motivating me to do some work around here. Help me Jesus!

I have some good news regarding Clyde...it looks like we will be adopting him! I am happy that he will have a sense of stability and he/we won't have to wonder what's going to happen...this process should be finished within the next few months. There are so many things that a foster child can't do and this is what really excites Clyde about the adoption. Right now, he can't mow the lawn, ride a 4 wheeler, ride a horse, ride on a boat, etc, etc, etc...but when the adoption goes thru we will be the deciding factor, not the state. Don't get me wrong, I understand why they won't let them do some things, but others??? Oh, and I can't post pictures of him...I can't wait to be able to show him to you all! It's weird that you all don't know what he looks like when he's been living with us almost 2 years! Soon my friends, soon! Many blessings to you all!

May 18, 2009

Be Still...


I caught this pic after we got done cleaning our church one night! I was in awe...the verse "Be still and know that I am God" comes to mind when I see His art work! God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Have a blessed day!

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May 15, 2009

Emma Jane...





Isn't she sweet? Well, she's a handful! Mary's hands are full with this one!

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May 13, 2009

Mike and Meredith's new edition...

Me


Posted by PicasaMike and Meredith go to our Life group and they had their first baby last Monday...weighing in at 8lbs and 20" long...Her name is Madelyn Grace...Congratulations guys! Hope you had an awesome 1st Mother's day!

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