Sunday, June 15, 2008


On the way from Church services this morning, my DH and I stopped to drop my Mother-in-law off at her home. I gave my father-in-law a big hug and told him Happy Fathers Day. As I pulled away, I realized that I had tears in my eyes. The truth is, as I was hugging my FIL, I began to think how wonderful it would be to be able to hug my own father and wish him the same thing. I cannot embrace him in the flesh, but I can embrace his precious memory and know that through the promise of God, I will embrace him again someday on the stairs of Heaven.

Happy Fathers Day, Dad! I am looking forward to the hug!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Special Chat at 3Scrapateers

This special chat is to celebrate the boys, guys & men in all of our lives and

is also a fund raiser for our very dear friend and design team member Kerri Horton,

whose husband passed away at the beginning of May.

She has 3 wonderful, handsome, charming and energetic boys at home to take care of.

All proceeds from the sale of "My 3 Sons" will be donated to Kerri during this time of need.

** Monday, June 9th at 1:30pm EST **


** Monday, June 9th at 9pm EST **

@ 3Scrapateers chat room

Both chats will be the same.

The My 3 Sons items will be in the store late Sunday evening or Monday.


My 3 Sons Mega Kit


You can't go wrong with this HUGE 597 MB mega kit created

to celebrate the all of the boys, guys & men in our lives!

My3Sons-kitPREV.JPG*95 - 12x12 inch Papers * 21 Ribbons, bows & thin rope * 2 Arrows * 3 Laced eyelets * 1 Spiral notebook *

* 18 Word art * 2 Tag ties * 8 Tags * 5 Swirls & Flourishes * 14 Frames * 2 Film strips *

* 3 Fabric labels * 8 Ric Rac * 4 Flowers * 5 Rivets with words * 14 Fasteners * 10 Journal mats *

* 4 Journal strips * 13 Vignettes * 1 Pocket * 8 Word pebbles * 1 Torn paper bag * 1 Zipper *

* 4 Slide mounts * 2 Leather belts * 4 Foiled stars * 7 Buttons * 8 Paint swipes * 7 Leather labels *

* 2 Library pockets * 6 Stitching * 14 Misc elements *

* 1 Full Alpha Set (upper & lower case, numbers and symbols) *


My 3 Sons 4x6 Brag Book

16 – 4x6 inch brag book pages *


My 3 Sons Hybrid Projects


* 1 “Daddy” Album * 1 Accordion Album * 5 Cards * 1 Card Box *

* 2 Clock Faces (1 with word art & 1 without) * 1 Pillow Box * 2 Popcorn Boxes *

* 1 - 3x3 inch Album for 3 inch Board Books * 6 Bookmarkers *


My 3 Sons Scraplets


* 5 - 8 ½ x 11 inch Scraplets * 19 - 12x12 inch Scraplets *


Special thanks to the contributing team members:

Amanda Dunn, Amy Lindsay, Bannerwoman, Bonnie Beechler, Carla Ware, Carole Nordyke, Deanna Patterson,

DeDe Smith, Gail Cook, Laurie Ann Phinney, Heather Johnson, Ilona Havenaar, Jill Dohoho,

Karen Halgren, Kimberly Stewart, Lisa Majewski, Linda Walton, Monna Lainson, Neissa Byers, Pat Hardy, Stacey Kluczny

Can’t see the graphics? Click here:

We hope to see you there!!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I feel so helpless!

I am sitting here thinking that there must be something that I can do but I know that there is not. I am faced with the loss of someone very near and dear to my heart. Someone I love beyond words. Someone who did nothing but spread sunshine and love where ever she went. My brothers only daughter was much like a daughter to me and now she is gone. My heart hurts so badly and all I have done today is cry. My brother is so hurt and sad and it has only just begun.

I am trying to find comfort in my faith and the knowledge that she was a Christian. She believed in God and loved Jesus with all of her heart. I know that she is with him.

Her husband is making arrangements to bring her home so that she can be laid to rest near her family. I have given him the two extra plots that I have at the gardens. At least that is taken care of for him.

Please, if you are reading this, say a prayer for comfort and strength. Not for me, but for her husband, her son and for her mother and father.

Rest in peace, Princess and know that Aunt Carla will love you always.