Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Charmaine tagged me awhile ago and I'm just getting around to posting...

I'm not for sure who has already been tagged, so if you haven't... TAG YOU'RE IT!!!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -Penny Grand Prix
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Vanilla Sugar (this should be my stripper name! LOL)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) J-Spe
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Pink Cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Rae Burke
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Speja
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”)
The Turquoise Cherry Coke
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Donald Henry
9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Fleur Caramel
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Maxine Donald

Monday, September 24, 2007

Two years ago, today...

"As the trees burst into color, and the autumn season arrives, we pledge our faith, our love, our lives..."

This was the phrase we used on our wedding invitations that we sent out over two years ago! And I have to admit that this phrase still brings tears to my eyes! I'm such a softy!!! But don't you just love it???!!!

Since it is our anniversary today, and I haven't had time for any stamping lately, I thought that I would share some wedding pics with you!

We had a full out fall wedding! Fri st I was dead set on having a summer wedding, but when my older sister found out that she was expecting her third child the end of July we had to move our date back a few months. And I'm so glad that we did! I loved our fall theme! We used tons of leaf garland, potted mums, and lots and lots of pumpkins! The Wednesday before our wedding my whole family (mom, grandma, sisters, niece, nephews, etc.)went out to a local pumpkin patch and picked over 30 pumpkins! We also went on a hay rack ride, went through the corn maze, down a zip line, and did lots of other fall stuff! It was so much fun!

Well, instead of rambling on, and I definitely could, I'll just give you a few of my favorite "wedding stats" and let you look at the pictures!

Thanks for going down memory lane with me!

Date- September 24, 2005
Time- 7:00p.m.
First Dance Song- At Last, Etta James
Scripture Reading- I Corinthians 13
Bride's Jewelry- My Grandmas wedding jewelery that my Grandpa gave to her on their wedding day, October 25, 1950.
Honeymoon location- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
* Andy made our "S" cake topper out of wood! Everyone thought I was crazy when I told them that I wanted a wood cake topper, but I think it turned out great and went well with our fall theme! Plus I get to display it in our house without it looking too "weddingish"!
* At the end of the ceremony, when we were leaving the church, we released 50 balloons in memory of my Grandpa and other loved ones that couldn't be there.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Spooky Stuff!

I made this card for one of Kim's (Crafty Me) card swaps! I really struggled with this layout but think it turned out cute.

I don't have much time to chat tonight... I have lots of homework and a BIG day tomorrow! You'll have to check back Sunday night to see what I'm talking about!!!

Thanks so much for looking!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Long post!

I simply have not had much time for blogging lately. The fall semester has started and I'm busier than ever! I won't bore you with all the details, but I will say that this is going to be a very crazy semester!

Even if I would of had stamping time this past week I wouldn't have been able to post any pictures of my creations. Why? you might say. Well it's because my camera was traveling to China! Andy had to go to China to help set up a new plant in a city by Shanghai. For those of you who don't know Andy is a mechanical engineer for a major tire and rubber company. I'll let you guess which one! ;)

He got back Friday and we've just been enjoying time together this weekend. Right now he's snoozing on the couch trying to shake his jet lag, so I don't feel guilty that I'm blogging instead of hanging out with him right now!

He also brought me back the best souvenirs! I guess pearls are a hot commodity in China. So, Andy brought me back a string of white pearls with earrings! And as if that wasn't enough I also got a string of black pearls with earrings!!! They are gorgeous! Now I just need a place to wear them!;)

Speaking of jewelry I wanted to show you what I have been spending my crafting time on lately. A friend of mine is getting married on the 29th. She wanted to give personalized bracelets to her bridesmaid as part of their gift. She ended up liking the bracelets so much she asked me if I could make matching earring and necklaces. By the time I was finished I had made bracelets for her bridesmaids, flower girls, personal attendants, and the mothers. I also made matching earrings and necklaces for her bridesmaids and I also made a bracelet for the bride. Instead of using a monogram charm for the bride I used a firefighter charm because her fiance is a firefighter. I thought that it was a cute touch. The jewelry turned out gorgeous. The picture really doesn't do it justice! :)

Well that's it for now. I do have a couple of cards to post. I'm hoping to get them posted tomorrow, so check back! Thanks for looking!