Lots of news!

I've just gotten back from a trip to Florida to help celebrate my Gram's 100th birthday.  While there, I also got to see my brother, who I haven't seen for 21 years, and my sister, who I haven't seen for 24 years.  Dyfunctionality at it's finest (apparently, dysfunctionality isn't a word, but you get my gist, right?)  Anyway, it was great to see them and a good time was had by all.  Can  you pic my Gram out from all these fantastic looking chics?  LOL

Exciting news!!!  Kitchen Keepsake is hosting a challenge to benefit the victims of the Oklahoma tornados on June 15th. 

There will be tons of fun challenges by tons of special guests including Becky Fleck.  Come get your scrap on while benefiting a great cause.  Just go to the Cheeky Chics blog and click on the Oklahoma Tornado fund donation box.  That will get you an invite to the crop forum.  Come and join me in the fun!

Also, all of the new challenges are up on Kitchen Keepsake.  Carmen's challenge this month is all about summer fun.  I had to do a layout of my beautiful Gram, using a watermelon banner.  Who doesn't love watermelon in the summer?

That's it for me for now.  I'll be back soon with more creations from the new challenges coming up in the Kitchen and from the Oklahoma fundraiser crop. 



Quick Elliott update

Elliott got his wings this morning.  He is whole and pain free.  Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers, they are appreciated. 


Thank you!

All of your well wishes and prayers are being heard!  Elliott is now 72 hours and still hanging in there!  His chances of survival have increased from 20% to 50% and increase with each passing day.  Layouts coming soon.  :-)

Speaking of layouts, I have not had much time to scrap, but I did manage to complete this sketch for Artful Delight, using goodies courtesy of Amy and Jen, pictured.  Photo placement was no accident to show the words you see.  LOL  Thanks again girls, it was such a nice surprise getting happy mail!

Thanks for dropping by, happy scrapping! 


Introducing baby Elliott

Our grandson came way too early, 23 weeks.  You can see how tiny he is comparing his size to the doctors hand.  His prognosis is not good, he coded immediately upon birth, but he's got some of my DNA, therefore, he's got some piss and vinegar in him, so he's hanging in there almost 24 hours later.

The medical staff has been amazing!  Watching them work on Elliott and performing huge miracles on this 1 pound, 12 ounce little miracle is humbling.  Elliott's little feet have left huge footprints on our hearts already! 


Happy May!

As usual, I used Janet's stash challenge for my calendar, April showers bring May flowers.  It was tricky getting those tiny flowers to stay put under that mason jar, but there you go, LOTS of flowers!

Peyton has had her twirling recital already, one of my favorite things to scrap.  It's a good thing too, because I have a bazillion photos!  LOL  Here are a couple that I've done using challenges in the Kitchen.

Thanks for stopping by, and I promise, I will post more creations before June 1st.  LOL  Happy scrapping!