Saturday, August 14, 2010

This is why I haven't been here all summer!

I am having too much fun at the beach!!!!!
Have a great day!Mardi

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Creative Team wanted....

How would you like to be part of our new creative team? Here's how...

Live, Imagine, Create is searching for a new Creative Team. We are a site that promotes crafting of all kinds and we are looking for 2 crafters to join and it is open to all skill levels.

We are looking for people that are

-Active on the boards (You MUST be able to make a daily commitments)
-Active in our Gallery
-Complete monthly projects
-Encourage every member
-Help to promote the site

In exchange for your help and support
When product is available we will send you kits to work with.

The Application Process

All applications will be sent to with the following information…..
*Blog addy
*Links to any online galleries
*List of any other Design Teams you might be on (This does not affect your chances)
*Tell us a little about yourself, what you could bring to our team and what kind of crafts you like to do.

Next you must create brand new…..
1 Layout
1 Paper Craft
And 1 other project that fits in with our other forums on the board. (check out for list of forums.

****We ask that during the Creative Team call we ask that you be active on the board so that we can get to know you better****

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2010. The Creative Team will be announced by June 15, 2010. Sorry due to shipping cost the team is open to US residents only. I hope in the future we will be able to include everyone.

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Quickly postly this...

Happy Birthday to my lil' Sis, Ruthie!

MySpace Comments

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Myspace Comments
Easter Comments
Myspace 2.0 Layouts

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This month is flying...

by! Time has gotten away from me! Last weekend I attended a very special bridal shower for my niece Hailey!

Here are the flowers that I made for decorations and door prizes! Thank you Heather for letting me be a small part of this wonderful celebration!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Here are some recent layouts...

I created of Mom and Dad and one of Mom.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Exciting news.......

So here was the challenge:
"February Challenge
The February Challenge is to complete a project having something to do with the number 10 for 2010. You could use 10 of anything - such as 10 buttons, or 10 pictures - it could also be the sum total of 10 such as 7 brads and 3 pictures - it can be anything having to do with the number 10. Be creative - the possibilities are endless. Your project does not have to be a card or layout - it can be anything you want to create."
over at Scrap our Stash. I entered the project below of which I made for Zack:

I was one of the winners. I will be a Guest Design Team member in April! Please feel free to check Scrap our Stash out. Great place to create challenges using your stash!
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"The Dash"

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the “dash” between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth...
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars...the house...the cash,
what matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our “dash”.

So think about this long and hard...
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special “dash”
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read
with your life's actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your “dash”?
Copyright by Linda Ellis

Have a great day!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday Heather Marie!!!!

The birthday girl is in the middle!!! Have a funfilled birthday!
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 25, 2010 -- The Blade ~ Toledo Ohio -- The Blade ~ Toledo Ohio

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JANET L. EMERINE, 1946-2010
BGSU math lecturer taught 30 years in Seneca County

NEW RIEGEL, Ohio - Janet L. Emerine, a teacher who began her 30-year career in New Riegel and went on to become a well-respected instructor of mathematics education at Bowling Green State University, died Thursday at age 63.
A campus security officer found Mrs. Emerine's body in her office around 10 p.m. Thursday. Her daughter, Kimberly Howard, said an autopsy would be performed.
Mrs. Howard said her mother had an evening appointment with a student, which was typical for her.
Mrs. Emerine went the extra mile to help students, working into the evening and taking phone calls at home, her daughter said.
"She was one of the hardest-working individuals I have seen," Mrs. Howard said. "She was there for her family and for her students."
Mrs. Emerine was born June 16, 1946, in Fremont, the oldest of eight children, to Alvin and Besse Clouse.
At age 19, while studying for her bachelor's degree at Bowling Green State University, she began teaching in New Riegel Local Schools as part of a state program to develop more educators to fill a teacher shortage, her daughter said.
She remained with the district in southwestern Seneca County 30 years, retiring at age 49, although her daughter said "retiring never really occurred to her."
Mrs. Howard said her mother never considered teaching to be a "nine-month career" but rather a service.
During the summers for about 20 years, she taught education courses at Miami University, Michigan State University, University of Toledo, and Ohio State University.
She worked on education projects at BGSU, and in 2004 she became a full-time instructor in its school of teaching and learning, said Daniel Brahier, a colleague there.
"Her official title was lecturer, but that was the last thing that she would ever do is lecture," he said, calling her a hands-on teacher who "never stood in front of her classroom" to lecture.
She kept late office hours to be accessible to student teachers returning from classrooms. "Her relationship with her students was very special," said Mr. Brahier. "She had a reputation that at the end of the semester, once students were finished with their field work, she would put on a feast. She'd lay out a tablecloth and bake and cook for them. That was Janet."
Her daughter echoed that sentiment. "There wasn't a day when she didn't cook for her students when there was something to celebrate," Mrs. Hammond said. "My mother understood what it was like to struggle and she always shared her food."
Rosalind Hammond, interim dean and associate professor at BGSU, said Mrs. Emerine will be sorely missed by her students.
"She put them [the students] above anyone else." Ms. Hammond said.
Mrs. Emerine was active in professional organizations, local and statewide, and was well-respected for her devotion to teaching and to mathematics, said Mr. Brahier, who first met Mrs. Emerine while attending graduate school at BGSU.
She was in Columbus last week working on a project for a teachers' organization.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis D. Emerine, whom she married June 10, 1972; daughters, Jennifer Dorado and Kimberly Howard; brothers, Tom, Dave, Floyd, and Steve Clouse; sisters, Marge White, Ruth Brown, and Martha Davis; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Engle-Shook Funeral Home, Tiffin. The funeral will be at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Parish in New Riegel.
The family suggests tributes to the Erin Marie Emerine Scholarship Fund, named for a daughter who died before Mrs. Emerine.
Contact: Jim Sielicki at:
or 419-724-6078

Monday, February 15, 2010

We went to see the "All Saints"....

play on Valentine's Day! How cool was that they were playing in our area?!?! You ask who the All Saints are...well my Godson plays on the CYO basketball team! They didn't do so well, the other team had really, really tall players! Zack you played an awesome game!!! Hubby took me out to eat at a great Chinese place! Here are some highlights of the game:


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Family fun..

we have lots of challenges going on over at Live, Imagine, Create one of them is to create a layout using a board game as inspiration. Here is my interpretation:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I did something different this year...

I scrapped a two page layout of a review of 2009! Will you help me remember to do this every year? How fun it was to capture a year in two pages. I will take a photo of each page so you can see them closer.

It is also one of my niece's birthdays today, well on the 8th! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN!!!
Megan is the one on the right!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Floyd...

and many, many more!

Today my Sister-in-law Valerie came up so we could begin scrapbooking Zack's scrapbook for his high school graduation party at the end of May. We had so much fun and I look forward to getting together and doing this project with her. Wow, I just cannot believe Zack is old enough to graduate. This is what he looked like yesterday....

and today he looks like:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Got a project on my hands...

I am going to redo the upstairs bathroom. Found a shower curtain for my inspiration, got the paint and a new bathroom rug. Who's gonna help? Come on, I can't hear you! Started taking the wallpaper down today, also got some remover to make the job a little easier! Hopefully I will be able to get the walls prepped tomorrow and begin painting tomorrow evening! Will take a photo of the finished project!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Have you ever...

created a layout or a project that you really like? Well I have and it is this one:

Susie, one of my friends and fellow Creative Team Designers at Live, Imagine, Create
designed this sketch for one of the many January challenges we have going on!
Susies sketch
Thank you Susie for the wonderful inspiration!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Taylord Concepts...

is celebrating her 1 year blogoversary and is she ever giving tons away! Click here to help her celebrate! Happy Anniversary MrsETaylor!

So super excited....

remember my post about being a Guest Designer at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations, well I received some fun product to play with from Adornit. The Design Team was feature on Adornit's blog, lookie here
Thanks Carolee for my 15 minutes of fame!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

We are on our way to...

Texas Roadhouse to eat with family....oh yummy! Haven't been there in awhile and haven't gone out to eat with Tom and Linda and Steve and Ruthie in awhile either! It's definitely time!!!! Looking forward to it!
Thought I would share one of my latest creations:

We are having a great time over at Live, Imagine, Create, come on over and join us!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Meet Brayden Robert...

isn't he the cutest?!?!! My great nephew is six months old in that photo! Robert and Jen you must be so proud of him!

Friday, January 1, 2010


How did you spend your New Year's Eve? We spent ours in the Detroit Airport on our way to get our luggage! Please remind me never to fly around Holidays any more! I could make a movie and/or write a book about our flying adventure to and from our Christmas present to each other! Our seven day trip turned into a 5 day trip. Learn a lesson from our travels, if your passport is not in tip top shape, get it replaced before you fly international. We are so glad to be home safe and sound! Even though we only had 5 days, we still managed to have a great time!