Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cricut Craft Room Support @ ProvoCraft

I just want to do a big shout out to customer support at ProvoCraft.  I spoke to three (yes -3 ) individual customer support reps today.  Every one of them were able to help me!  They were all very friendly and assisted me quickly and professionally with linking stubborn cartridges to Cricut Craft Room!  Thank you Cricut Craft Room Support!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mother Nature Strikes!

What a mess we came home to after our trip to St. Louis for the graduation!  Mother Nature must have been a little ticked off at somebody the end of May because she came through Frisco not once, but twice and left a trail of destruction.  Almost every house in our subdivision has either hail damage, fences blown down or roof damage.
Our house lost half of the shingles on one side of the roof all the way down to the plywood.  What a horrible sense of helplessness when we received the call from neighbor telling us she could see roof damage from the street.  Unfortunately the day after the first storm a second storm came through and all that rain came pouring through our roof and into my husband's office and the guest bedroom.  The insurance agent was finally able to send somebody to tarp our roof, but the majority of the water damage had already happened.
So now we are dealing with the insurance, contractors, estimates, repair, clean-up, etc, etc.  I do thank the lord that the leak was not in my office or crop room!!!!  I don't even want to think of how horrible the mess would have been with all my scrapbooking supplies.
I won't be able to scrapbook for a couple of months since the crop room is full of papers drying out, furniture from the other rooms and everything is such a mess.
Hopefully I will be back to scrapbooking and my house will be back to normal before the end of August!!!!
Until then - Happy Scrapping to all of you....

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Drew's Graduation!!!

My grandson graduated with honors on May 30, 2012.  We are so very proud of him!!!  What a wonderful milestone for this young man.
So many photos for me to scrapbook.  :)

The graduating class of 2012

My son the proud dad!!!
And yes, my grandson is taller than his dad now.

The whole family together with the graduate!  Just moments before - the graduate was on his phone...

Grandpa and Grandma with the graduate.  Love this young man!!!

A special hug from the graduate for his cousin Bella!

The graduation album we made for Drew.  I think he liked his gift!

A couple of pics of the graduation cake - it really turned out great!

Friday, June 8, 2012

*Surprise Bridal Shower*

My daughter-in-law hosted a surprise bridal shower for my daughter on May 27th.  The shower theme was 'GEEK'.  Yes - my daughter and soon to be son-in-law are both computer geeks.  It is absolutely fantastic having a geeky daughter - she fixes all my computer problems...
We ordered some really 'cool' invitations!  Take a look!

***The Invite***

Keeping the shower a secret was a task unto itself - but we did it!!!  Look at the surprise on her face - priceless!!!

And an even BIGGER surprise when she saw her best friend from high school had come from Wisconsin!!!

Laurie and Jackie
Jackie received many wonderful gifts from all who attended!  Here she is looking through the 'Smash Album' I gave her.  Now that she has happy occasions to scrapbook - I am hoping we can scrapbook together again!

Angela did an absolutely fantastic job planning, decorating and hosting the party!  She created the banner (with a little help from me via email and phone conversations).  

The banner

Angela also created the tissue flowers and lanterns to hang above the table.

Table decorations!
 And the fantastic 'GEEK' cake!!!

Jackie's Facebook page printed on the cake!
We played a few games - here's one of them.  "How old are they?"  She was so cute when she was little...  But OMG - this was really HARD!  I couldn't play the game but I had to figure out the age for each pic for the game.  You would think it would have been easy for me, after all she is my daughter.  Thank goodness I had dates on the back of a majority of the pics...    :)

And here are a few of the guests trying to figure out all the geek acronyms during another game...  You see the acronyms used all the time, but do you really know them???

One fantastic Sunday afternoon had by all who attended!
Thank you Angela for making this a very special occasion for Jackie!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Emmalee!!!

Check out the birthday card I made for my granddaughter's birthday!  The little bird is so cute it just reminds me of my sweet little petite Emmy!  I hope she enjoys the card and the gift inside...  

Love you Emmy!!

Front of the birthday card

Inside of birthday card