Thursday, December 6, 2007

Shutup.......!!! I'm actually writing something.

Here's a couple pics from the Halloween party. I could've swore I had downloaded more recent pictures onto my computer. Maybe they are still on the camera. Sorry!

Ok, I don't know if anyone will read this but, I'm sooooo excited that my baby (whose almost 18) is finally coming home at the end of December and will be here for her first Xmas in two years. Awhile back I wrote about how her dad & I enrolled her in a residential treatment center and she is finally graduating after being away since November of 2005. Her sisiters are so excited they are just about to go crazy. Of course we have done nothing in her room but use it as storage, but she is an amazing artist and will have ideas of her own. Here are some recent pictures of what's been happening in my world. I think the pictures will show up first though before this is read. I always do this backwards.



Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm a slacker......and our new rodent!

This is our new "addition" to the family, and yes his name is Remy!

Ok, with great encouragement from my friend Jana, I am updating my blog. do you ever feel like there hasn't been anything too exciting to talk about, so you don't? that's really where I'm at.

I do though absolutely LOVE most of the new lines from Basic Grey. I think my favorite is Mellow. Recess is so cute too. What's your guy's opinion?

We have a week before school starts and are going to Chicago to visit my parents for Labor Day weekend. It should be fun b/c it's suppose to be perfect weather. We here in southern WI have been getting poured on and major thunder and lightening storms have been happening to the point where I believe 3-4 people have died within the last week by being struck by lightening. It's been crazy.

Just to let ya'll know, I did pass my drug test after doctor approval. It was crazy, I thought I was going crazy. I'm like, I'm not on drugs, just a prescription med. Anyway, the job at the newspaper is going great. I love it, the only thing is I'm not the saviest computer person, so that slows me down.
I'm out!
Sue :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

Blessing in disguise

So I was suppose to start a new job on Thursday and my drug test has not come back yet. Starting to get a little paranoid but, the short of it is that I get 2 extra days just to play!

Is anyone else's household having a High Scholl Musical 2 countdown, or is it just my crazy girls? Honestly, I loved the first one and listened to the soundtrack just as much as they did. We know all the dances and are getting pumped to learn the new ones.

It's like a modern day, toned down Grease.
See ya!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Pretty boring...

I can tell that the summer is coming to an end for me. Even though it's not even August yet, I'm itching for fall. I love seeing all the Halloween stuff in the stores all ready. Yes, I'm a little bit of a freak. I'm almost done making all my X-mas cards, so what's a girl to do?
That is who I am being for Halloween. We have a big Halloween party every year.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I'll probably be the only one reading this...

My front door that I painted black.

Our dog Tex put his paws this way all on his own. My daughter took a picture of it and it looks like heart to me. :)

These are from my daughter's ALL pink 13th birthday party!! Great fun. When you get 10 13 year olds all together it's great drama.

Something my oldest daughter wants to paint on her wall.

Ok, now that I'm back after I accidentally pushed post.....

Many life changes that I'm going through. Quit one job, trying find another without losing my passion for creativity. I love to create things, but I get tired so I get lazy.
But I think I'm beginning a new lease on life and finding my passion and trying to put my arms around it.
Have a great day!
Sue :)

Monday, April 23, 2007

leaving on a jet plane!!

My new favorite drink~~~Diet Coke Plus!

Hey everyone! I'll be gone for awhile in UT!!!! I will be back on the 5th of May.

Have a great couple of weeks!!



Saturday, April 21, 2007

thinking ahead...

Here are the beginnings of my mom's mother's day present. I will be adding ribbon for the skirt and probably some other kind of embellishments.
Have a great day!


Friday, April 13, 2007


These images inspired me!!!

Hi all! I wanted to host a swap with the theme of something vintage and summery. Now, I won't be able to organize the swap until after I move which will be May 11thish. But that will then be just in time to get into that summery feel.

If you have any suggestions on what kind of swap you would like to see, that would be great!


Sue :)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Can't make up my mind!!!

Have you ever had one of those days where it's horrible and great? Or maybe it's just that I'm thankful and recognize the small things that go well and I'm being reminded to ALWAYS be grateful. I am filled with gratitude right now. As the day goes on and things may not go well, I will be reminded of my blessings and to not take them for granted.

Make it a grateful day!!

Sue :0)

Found a great website.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

goodies from vintage kitchen swap!

I got the best packages of goodies the other day from my swap partner Andria. We were both involved in the vintage kitchen swap hosted by Jenny.

Here are the fantastic, cute, adorable, magnificant, pink, lovely items I received.

Thank you thank you thank you Andria! You nailed the hammer on the head.

Ok, I forgot to take pictures of the goodies before I packed them to move.



Thursday, March 29, 2007

From the eyes of a youth...

Here are the fabulous pictures from my daughter's art show on Monday. I love that my children love art!

Make it a great day!


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Feast or famine

You know the old saying "feast or famine"? Well, it's beena feast constantly over here fpr a while. Between organizing 2 fundraisers, trying to buy a house and move in by May 1st, and packing I'm pooped. That's all minus all the regular stuff that needs to get done. You know like feeding your children, making sure they have clean underwear, etc.

So sorry I have been out of commision lately. We went to my daughter's art/music concert on Monday and she made the best artwork. I will try to get the pics downloaded into the computer and post them.

The law says I have to go feed the children. I hope you all know I am joking about that kind of stuff:0).

Make it a great day!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Happy tears thru the mail!

These are the 8x8 layouts I had to make for work with the new Daisy D's paper and rub-ons. I had to make 11 that were similar. I'll tell you, my back was aching when I got done! Katja (Ka-tee-ya)-she's now 12 1/2.
Cassidy-she's now 10.

Sue and Kevin-we're now just a couple years older than we were. LOL!

Brittany-she is now going to be 17 in April.

Here is my wonderful RAK from Patti.
She knew from my blog how much I love Peeps. She sent me this cute little guy which I named Springy, and a wonderful atc. I immediately broke into tears because I was having such a stressful day and this bought a HUGE smile to my face. So Patti, I thank you so much for encouraging my heart. You'll never know!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tea time!!!! :)

Here's the kind of tea we had today. I love chai!

Here's our treats! Yum...

Some Easter decor!

Ceramic bunny my mom made a long time ago. Of course now I appreciate it.

We are having a delightful time here. It's a rainy spring day though.
Please check out the post about my funraisers I am holding.
Have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Card idea contest winners are...

Thank you for all your ideas ladies. They were a big help! The winners are Jana and Patti. Congrats girls!

I decided to let you have a choice between rub-ons or the 8x8 paper pack from Daisy D's. The rub-ons have the themes of boys, family, motherhood, and girls.

Email me and give me your info and what you would like.



Thanks again!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The winners are....

Hey everyone! Beth and Laura are the winners of the Easter/spring/summer canvases. Congrats girls! Email me with what you would theme you would like and colors, etc.

Sorry I have beenout of commission for a couple days. I am planning a huge golf fundraiser in Madison, WI for Teen Intervention. I am very passionate about this cause to help teens from at risk behaviors since it has hit close to home with my oldest daughter who is now getting the help she needs in a out of state residential treatment center. There was a time when I wouldn't have even shared that with anyone b/c I would have been embarrassed. But you know how God works in mysterious ways. This has been a blessing in disguise. What an incredible (and extremely hard) journey this has been for our entire family. Drugs, alcohol, and other high risk behaviors have no prejudices--they go after anybody who will embrace them. Soon on the T.I. website there will be a place to sign up for the tournament and sponsor a hole if you would like. We are officializing the date and place. Looks lik ie will be on June 2nd. Pray for sunny and 70.

I am also planning a 12 hour scrap-a-thon here in Madison. It will be May 26th. I didn't know what else to call it besides a scrap-a-thon but anyone is more than welcome to do whatever they want artistiiaclly there. It will be at the Hilton Garden Hotel in Middleton, WI. The nice thing about that is it is literally right next to Archivers (where I work), so if you run out of anything you can hop right over. This is going to be a private fundraiser for my daughter. I am going to put it into a scholarship fund for her tuition. Most insurances do not cover 24/7 residential treatment centers. They would rather just do a "quick fix". I will stop talking b/c I could definitely get on a soap box about that. If you are interested in signing up please shoot me an email. It will be apporximately $50/person which will include food, snacks, door prizes, and other wonderful things I'm trying to work out.

Thank you again, and I will announce the winners of the card idea contest on Monday. So if you have any ideas, pass them along quickly!



Thursday, March 15, 2007

The unveiling!!!

This is the very cute button image from the swap I am doing on Jenny Holiday's blog. I will get the address of it. It's absolutely fabulous. I just look at it and it makes me happy.

These are pictures of the canvas I did for Kari's spring swap. I had such a great time with it. I did want to show anything until I was sure that she had got them. Well, today she did. YEA!!!!
I have 2 blank canvases left if anyone wants me to make them one. It doesn't have to be Easter, it could be just plain spring or one gor summer. I'll make one for the first 2 to put their hat in the ring.
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

another note on the ideas...

I would need the ideas no later than the 18th of March seeing I have to make 22 cards by the 22nd.



Saturday, March 10, 2007

what i have to work with!

Those are most of the goods. I have some ribbon too!