Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 - OLW

Have you picked your word for 2013 yet? Mine is DISCIPLINE, I plan on being a much better me in 2013! Happy New Years to everyone!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Revealing Post!

I am all in the mustard and can't ketch-up, lol, so I apologize for posting this late! Don't forget that Sketch~n~Scrap is having two giveaways this month and there is still time for you to join in the fun. Just link up your projects using the sketches for a chance to win. More details can be found on the blog.

Here are my takes on the December 15th sketch and the bonus sketch. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

When Reggie met Tamika

Today is my third wedding anniversary (12-12-12) and we have been together for a total of eleven years. As a part of our celebration I wanted to share my "How we met" story.
 After separating from my daughter's father, I took some time to myself. Yes I dated but nothing serious - I had to recover from what was the greatest heart break of my life at the time. After four years I was ready to get back into a real relationship. I had a couple of prospects but none that really floated my boat. At the time
I worked as the Office Manager for a non-profit agency called New Directions and my job included shopping for the residents. One day upon returning to the office from shopping I saw a very handsome young man filling out new hire paper work. I asked my Administrative Assistants about him. they didn't know much except that he was applying for a Supervisors position. I went to the Manager conducting the interviews (Mr. Willie) and asked him about the young man. he said, "Who Reg?" (I finally had a name!) "Yes, I am about to hire him, he is a good guy.....ooh so you are interested in him!" I said, "Yes, he is going to be my husband". He and I both laughed but my mind was already made up. I went to my desk hoping for a window of opportunity to introduce myself.
Next thing I know there was a ruckus and my "Reg" was walking out of the door. One of our Manager's (Erin) accused him of hitting on her and my Director escorted him out of the office. My heart dropped, was my Mr. Right actually Mr. Wrong? I went to Mr. Willie to find out what actually happened. Reg was making small talk with Erin while waiting for Mr. Willie. Reg asked her if she was married, she responded yes and she took that as a come on. My Director handed me Reg's paperwork that he left behind and asked me to handle it. I put all of his information in an envelope and included a handwritten note that said, "You hit on the wrong person, there is someone here already interested in you. Call me" and included my telephone number. Bold move right! Well HE CALLED! Now what? I was so nervous now that he called my bluff that I did not return his call for THREE DAYS!! Day four I finally took a deep breath and returned his call. The first thing he did was to explain what happened. He described how he was so excited about getting the job that he got too comfortable and that no he was not hitting on her, he was trying to make small talk and yes he noticed me too as soon as I walked in. We made plans to go out that weekend and the rest as they say is history. When he tells the story he sums it up by simply stating, "Sometimes you have to put yourself in a position to receive your blessings. I went to New Directions for a job and instead I found my wife, best job interview of my life".

Thursday, December 06, 2012

B-ballin' - Photo Heavy

During the holidays my husband, nephew and I stopped at the Baketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield Mass, on the way home. If you are a fan it is a great experience. There are three levels and it shaped like, well you guessed it..................a basketball, lol. Here are some fun photos from our trip.
Outside View of the Building

Who can jump that high for the dunk?

The logo on the floor at center court.

A picture of my husband taking pictures from center court, lol

One of the first women's basketball uniforms. Can you believe they made us wear that to run up and down a court! Thank you suffragettes, we have come a long way baby!!!!
Have to represent for the home team!

One of my fondest childhood memories is seeing the Globe Trotters with my Mother, fantastic show!

Had to represent Beantown for Mika!

Then knock him out!

And take the ball from him!

The bathroom dryers were too cute!
Don't you think my nephew looks like Kobe, lol?

One of Shaq's shoes. what is that they say about the size of a man's feet? Wow, I am just saying....................

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Holiday Kisses

I found this great tutorial for Christmas tree chocolates and decided they will make great co-worker gifts this year. The tutorial is super awesome, not only does she give you directions for each individual tree but she also gives you a couple of time saver directions that will allow you to make four trees at a time. I did five last night and still haven't even used a full bag of the kisses. Once I got use to doing the folds it was easy peasy! I think I am going to do about 20 -25 of them this weekend.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Juggling Act

Hey there Blogland!
Sorry to be gone for so long, I am trying to balance life but I have to admit that I keep dropping the ball. There seems to be so much that I want to do in so little time. Three are some nice things going on like us spending more time with our grandson and my youngest daughter turning sixteen. There are some adjustments like my oldest daughter transferring schools, and me trying to increase take the leap and start my business presence on the web. However one of the best new things for me is being a part of the Sketch~n~Scrap design team. This is a fun group of ladies and I just love the sketches. I hope you have had the chance to check out the December 1st reveal here, if not please stop through and take a look at what the entire team created. Also we will be having two giveaways this month that I am sure you would love, you can get more information on the Sketch~n~Scrap blog!

This is my take on the December 1st  sketch:
I purchased this paper from Michael's on clearance last year but I am not sure of the manufacturer. I love the way it came together and there are some really fun elements to the page like this star garland that I used for my circle image. I found it in the party section of Michael's, it is usually used as a party decoration but you know as a scrapper we see things differently, lol. 
I stamped the numbers using my glue pad and some Recollections stamps and sprinkled them with some Martha Stewart glitter. I didn't follow the directions and heat the glue before I added the glitter so when some of the glitter started to come off, I had to add more.
Then to top off the layout I used the fiskars interchangeable border punch of music notes. Oh yes you will see this punch used more often.
I am trying to spend more time with the hubby so I have been crafting less but I hope to share a few more projects with you very soon. Also next Wednesday i will be celebrating my 3-11 year anniversary (married for 3 together for 11)  and I wanted to share our "how we met story", it is one of my favorites.
Happy Crafting!


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