Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy 40th Anniversary Mama Lovebug!!!

 Hello everyone and welcome back!!! 
As you can tell, this post is a SPECIAL one for a SPECIAL lady and her wonderful husband of 40 YEARS!!!
So, Kimi, her daughter, and I met during a VERY stressful "competition" hosted by PC and Jinger Adams. When she won, I was HONORED to be the first one to congratulate her!!! There was no one more deserving and I was tickled pink for her. Anyways.. we chatted and got to know each other and  then mama sent me a sweet message about my friendship with Kimi. She is the sweetest lady and she has "adopted" me as a daughter as well. :)  She is a great wife, mother, grandma!! So... Kimi said she wanted to SURPRISE mom with projects from herself, me, and our other good friend Zeni. We were all tickled pink to do it and hope this truly IS a surprise for her. We love you mama lovebug and hope this special surprise adds to your SPECIAL DAY!!!
Here is a video of the mini album I made. This post would have been TOTALLY picture heavy so I opted for the easy way to show ya. :)  I saw a video by Loretta on you tube making this mini. You can find it HERE !!!

Thank you ALL for stopping by!! Be sure to drop by Lovebug Creations and wish mama a HAPPY 40th Anniversary!!!




Friday, July 22, 2011

Have you heard the news???

   OK.. have you heard the EXCITING news??  Amy Coon, My craft Channel, Teresa Collins, The DIY girls, Kristine Mc Kay... etc ???  You GOTTA go check out this EXCITING news and also a chance to win something BIG!!!  Go check out The Paper Life for all the details!!  I SOO can't wait!!!! 

Happy Crafting!!! 


Update on AIDAN and what 1 woman is doing to help raise money for the doctor bills!!!

  Hey there and welcome back. I apologize again for not blogging much lately. I have had computer issues as well as MOJO issues. I DO have something VERY important to share with you.

 Here is an update on Aidan from his mommy... 

written by Jessica Harris
"Aidan will be starting a new phase of treatment on July 25th as long as his counts have recovered by then! This phase is called Delayed Intensification and it should last about 22 days as long as he has no illnesses arise. So we are praying for no sickness! After this phase is complete and his counts recover again he should go into MAINTENANCE!!!!! We have been praying for this for so long! He will be in the maintenance phase for 2 and a half years but during maintenance our lives should become somewhat normal again!!! He should get to go back to school and should only have to go in for chemo once a month!!! Thanks everyone for your continued prayers and please keep them coming! We are praying that we can stay on track!"

Well, GREAT news right? Good news always puts a smile on my face. With good news, comes the bad.... the doctor bills are still piling up. Check out what Kim Smith is doing to help raise some money. 

"A message from Kim Smith

On September 17, 2011, I will be running the Air Force Half Marathon in support of Aidan Harris and his family. He is an adorable little four year old (with a smile that can melt any heart) who is fighting a hard battle and he needs our help!
Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on February 7, 2011. 
After testing, it was discovered that his white blood cell count was over 700,000 and his Leukemia levels were at 99%. Aidan’s treatment started the day after his diagnosis and he will continue chemotherapy treatments over the next 3 years.
Aidan and his parents, Jessica and Jeremy live in my hometown of Leitchfield, Kentucky. When I first read about his diagnosis and his long road ahead, I knew that I needed to do something to help them. I have been running for a couple of years now and have decided to put it to good use. I may not be fast, but I can get from Start to Finish. I will run the 13.1 miles in honor of Aidan and do it proudly!
Here is what I need you to do…I am sending out a plea to all of my friends, family, your friends and family, neighbors, co-workers, anyone who reads this to please sponsor my RUN FOR AIDAN. Any amount is greatly appreciated! All donations will go directly to the Harris family to help with medical expenses.
Together we can help Aidan in this fight to WIN!
Thank you and God Bless,
Kim Smith"

Please... come help out a GREAT cause!!! Every penny counts. Oh.. you can even donate via PAYPAL!!!  
Click HERE  to donate. 

 Thanks for all your prayers and cards for Aidan. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thankful Thursday DT Post

Hello everyone and welcome to another Thankful Thursday Design Team Post. This week was a stumper as we were suppose to make something related to "Summer Movie". My hubby and I took our lil man to see Cars 2 a couple weeks ago and REALLY enjoyed it!!  My son was sooo excited about POPCORN!!! So, what's a movie without POPCORN???  If you have a lil guy.. this is DEFINITELY a must see!!! 
My daughter, son, and daughter's friend Haley enjoying their popcorn in the cute lil popcorn boxes!! 
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cart 
Helmar Glue
Prisma Color Pencils
White paper
( I got VERY aggravated with the paper piecing so decided to color them instead. What do you think?) 

Don't forget to pop over to Crazy About Cricut's  blog to see how you can win this wonderful prize package from POST IT!! 
Thanks for visiting my blog and don't forget to visit the other DT members blogs to see what they created!! 

** I apologize for not posting much as I have had computer issues. I hope you will NOT give up on me or my blog.
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday DT Post

Hey there and welcome back to my blog!! Today is Design Team Thursday and our project was "Red, White, & Blue".  To see all of the projects and a link to them all, head over to Jenny's blog HERE

So, my parents are here and for our party July2, my mom and daughter painted cans. I apologize as I have "misplaced" my camera and have looked in every nook and craney!!!  So, I only have a photo I took after a couple rain showers ... sorry... 
White and Red paint 
Modge Podge 
Cricut: George & Shapes 
Scrap blue paper 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting!!!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Are YOU a winner??

Are you a winner of my blog candy?? 
  Thank you ALL for following and for the sweet comments you have left. They all mean alot to me!! 
I hope you were able to make it through all the hop stops and got alot of inspiration throughout. So, without dragging it out anymore.... The WINNER of my blog candy is :
B. Nguyen said...
Love these layouts! Very creative!!! I am just hopping right along, loving this hop and all the inspiration!! TFS!

    Happy Crafting!!!!