Thursday, February 26, 2009


here is a snap shot of Regan relaxing on the swing outside.. love those little teeth hanging out. My bulldog friend Debbie will like this one..
no tu tu though..

later everyone

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Happy Anniversary to the people i really love.. Richard and father and mother in law.. 30 years is a very long time. you both bring so much joy to me and my family.. my life has completely changed since the day i sat at that dinner table eating with my first dinner with you.. and so worried Cole would make a mistake.. i remember it so clearly.

10 things you think are crucial for you to be happy.
1 Prayer
2 David (he makes my heart pitter)
3 my kids hugs and kisses..and smiles
5 a nice purse
6 paid bills
7 the look David gives me when he gets home from work
8 when i get my kits in the mail
9 good friends..
10 a clean house that smells good.
11 good music (i'd rather listen to music then watch tv)
12 LOST....

a few things that make me happy... i have so many layouts to post but not today.. maybe later this week..
have a nice Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras... we are having pancakes at church.. it is the start of Lent.. and i still don't know what i will sacrifice.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Today is a great day.. well it is monday... the kids went back to school today and Ivy is at mothers morning out till 12... Now i feel like i can take a breather for myself and relax just a bit. Take a long bath or just enjoy the sights of outside. There are some beautiful sights... This week starts Lent... and that means to sacrifice something.. still thinking what i should sacrifice. Father Lee suggested to volunteer.. i would love to find time to do that...

I'm going to post some photos today. I have to get a flash for my camera. It seems like my flash will not work... So i haven't been taking that many photos because of the flash.. these are some i took last week outside.. Ivy watching her daddy leave really tugs at my heart.. Jameson being winny.. i think this is a stage she is in right now.. can't wait till this is over with.. Cole being the monkey.. these photos are being done in layouts as i speak..

have a nice Monday

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Today i am still posting some stuff.. sorry if you don't enjoy this stuff.. you might be at the wrong blog then.This layout is kind of a title to the album (i hope) and it was there Christmas card so i recycled it to make it a front page.. there colors were red and black so going with that theme.

This layout is my current favorite.. i love the design the paper.. all my layouts have been these old antique looking colors.. i gotta step away.. This is was for the So Sketchy blog for today so you an check out the sketch and the other girls that rocked this page also..

pattern paper K& co, and Jenni Bowlin
black flower cut outs are from Making Memories
transparent frame Hambly
letters Making memories
tiny letters Making Memories
brown frame Sassafras
ribbon and pin
i also chalk in the light brown from cat's eye and destress with Heidi swapp destresser

Have a great weekend..

Friday, February 20, 2009


I am so happy it is Friday.. That means school Monday. Cole and Jameson have been home all week and it really changes things a lot for Ivy. She doesn't nap because they are in and out all during her nap. And also I think she got the stomach virus we all had last week. She ate nothing yesterday. Ivy is a great eater and loves fruit. Every morning she gobbles her fruit down and she didn't touch it so I knew something was wrong. She ate some breakfast this morning, not enough though.

David's job is doing good. I miss him like crazy. But i think we are all adjusting to this.

Ivy has several riding toys but this one is her FAVORITE.. Meme gave her this for christmas last year and she loves it.. all the kids love it but they are just to big for it.. doesn't really stop them from riding it though. she has learned how to ride it and not just sit on it. she pushes that little button over and over and over.. Thanks MEME.. (i sometimes hear it in my dreams)

Another of Jenny's photos.. hey i don't want them in the box.. i want them on something or somewhere.. i perfer my layouts though. This is one of my favorites of all of us.. this is the first photo of us together like this..

Have a great weekend ya'll..

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


posting some layouts that i got done this weekend for Scrapperie Fantastic Feb challenges. here are a few.

. tonya Made with My Cool Signs.Net

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentine's Day. I usually give the kids some candy and a big ole lollypop, that they will never finish.. Maybe some photos with it would be cute.. Since Ivy doesn' eat much candy some cute little dresses.. David some reeces candy.. we will see if he even remembers.. The first year we were dating i got a few dozen roses.. which i really don't want flowers that are going to die..

This is the layout i did for So Sketchy .. One of my favs of Danielle and Jameson at Jesse and Danielles wedding.. Photo taken by Jenny Thomas which all of her photos are my favorites..

supplies used
pattern paper Crate paper, Basic grey, pink paislee
Transparent Hambly
Letters American Crafts thickers and Making Memories
Bling Prima
Tag making memories
pop up flowers K & Co..
pen American Crafts
Chalk cats eye
Adhesive 3M
metal cherish tag making memories
photo taken by Jenny Thomas..
i cut out the inside of the circle and added the pattern paper and destress the inside.. i love the destress effect on pages.
tonya Made with My Cool Signs.Net

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Things are really busy since David started his new job.. More time away and less time at home. So at night I am doing the cooking, baths and the getting ready for the next day stuff.. which leaves me very exhausted. Changes are always hard to adjust at first but we will get into a new routine soon I hope. David is still learning too. I think he enjoys it but misses being home too. These are the changes we knew were going to happen but we are doing what is best for all of us.

The weather has been so nice lately. I have been taking Ivy outside for a little play time in the grass.. She loves to be outside.. Next week the kids are going to be out of school, which means things are going to be busy here.. We will see. I hope the weather is nice so the kids can enjoy the nice weather. I have some layouts i will post probably in the next couple of days..

Have a great day
tonya Made with My Cool Signs.Net

Thursday, February 05, 2009


I got an awesome award today from Kristii this girl is so talented and also a So sketchy SUPER SASSY SiSTA.. Check her blog out if you haven't already.. I love this girls style too.. Thanks so much Kristii..

So i guess i need to pass this on to some of my fav blogs..

Jana she is very very very talented.. and i love her blog too.

Amy she is one of my best friend scrappers in the world.. love ya..

Kim i just love her style.. very talented.. yes you are!! i here you.. saying no you aren't... yes you are..

I am getting ready for tomorrow.. pretty excited to have Holly and Mandy over for some scrap time. So I have been making some room and trying to keep the room warm too.. Because it is freezing here.. We have a freeze warning out tonight. So i haven't been doing any layouts at all this week. Just getting some stuff out and getting ready to ship some things to Amy and to Heidi for an organization her local scrapbook store is having. They use donated scrap supplies.. let me know if you are interested. I can send you the addy to Heidi. So i will hopefully get to show a few more layouts soon.. Have a great thursday.. or friday for Kristii..

tonya Made with My Cool Signs.Net

Monday, February 02, 2009


Busy day for me today.. cleaning like crazy.... going through the kids toys and Ivy's cloths to give away... and that sort of thing. I also got a new cell phone.. i hate getting a new phone but my razor was pretty old and has been on the end of it's life. And David needs text service so changing things around. But i have to say i really love it.. Also Ivy started her first day of Mothers Morning Out.. it was kind of weird not having her on my hip.. when i went to pick her up one of the kids bit her on the cheek so Ms Shelly was pretty upset.. Ivy was fine...

Here is my first layout for So Sketchy.. I love this glittery paper which you can't see in the photo..

Supplies used
Pattern Paper My minds Eye, Basic grey, Lux, Making Memories, Pink Paislee and Sassafras
Large Journaling tab Making memories
letters Pink paislee and K & Co.
flower Making Memories
ribbon Scarlet Lime kit
Brad Rhinestone Making Memories
Pin Fancy Pants
rub ons Basic Grey..
bling Prima
Bird Basic Grey
scallop circle Jenni Bowlin
small scallop oval basic grey

Have a Groundhog Day..
tonya Made with My Cool Signs.Net

Sunday, February 01, 2009


So many announcements First off David got the job he interviewed for.. We are all excited.. He has been a assistant manager for a very long time. He will be in a bigger store so more time there and not a lot of time at home. So we are going to have to make some decisions on what we are going to do in the future. Probably after school is over. I love Jesup, but with working with Walmart you can go anywhere.

another announcement I made my first Design Team at So sketchy blog.. i really love Ally's sketches since the first day i saw them on Scrapperie. I am totally over the moon with this one..
And also I got a spot for the Guest design team at Scrapperie. One of my favorite sites. And there is a Feb challenge going on. So go check them out..

Have a nice Sunday.

tonya Made with My Cool Signs.Net