30 April 2010

I thought I was gonna die.

This monster toothache started a few days ago. Just the regular achin' where Orajel relieves it. Within a matter of hours, it progressed to my face being swollen and my neck and head stiffening. I tried DRINKING Orajel (for those of you who don't know my sense of humor...that's a joke...but I thought about it!) I tried hot compresses, ice, hot tea...and still I suffered. Hubbs decided that we would just go to the dentist's office Friday morning. Dr. PJ took one look at me and told me he'd fit me right in! He had to drain the infection from around the tooth and he packed it with medication. I have to take antibiotics for about a week and then have more work done. Thanx for those of you who checked on me and were concerned but I'm better...and back to KREATING!
I got a little ambitious with the April Kreatorville kit and made TWO mini albums! Ahmad's promotional exercise is in a few weeks and I wanted to make an autograph book for him.
That Sassafras patterned paper was perfect for the cover because it SCREAMS guy to me! The vintage Making Memories brads were in the March kit and the mini wooden pencil is from my stash; everything else is part of the April kit.
I made an inside page with Mahd's Easter picture, which I laminated before gluing down. (After all the work I did, I'd HATE for one of his friends to decide that he would look CUTE with a green mustache. THEN, I'd have to cut somebody...THEN I'd be in jail...THEN would entertain you all???) Please excuse my binding work. I haven't used my Bind-It-All in a few months and it looks like I need to go back to BindItAllagarten because I SUCK at it now!!!! Anywho, the book is finished except for one special element: I plan to add a picture of Mahd with family members. So, when his Dad autographs his book, he'll sign on his special page
I also decided to use the April kit to house all of the food pictures we take. I don't know why but LOTS of times John and I cook meals that I look at and say, DANG! I have to take a picture of that! So, I already have this
ready to house them! The first page
has shots of the salads my husband made for dinner one night. And, they WERE just as good as they look! I can't WAIT to fill this book up! The pancakes are an example of the embellishments available in my etsy shop and the rolling pin and doily are stash; everything else is from the April kit!
The last project I kreated for April is a page

called "Two November Ladies". My sister friend and I both celebrate birthdays in November...as a matter of fact, we're two days apart. Last weekend, we had an impromptu photo shoot at the park. These colors are SOO perfect to scrap spring pix!!! I used a scrap of Jillibean paper to punch some of the butterflies but everything else is from the April kit!
Happy National Scrapbooking Day to you! We have some great challenges going on here, on Charity's blog and at Kreativity!!! ANYONE signing up to follow all three of the blogs will be in the running to win this
Charity is hosting a card challenge on her blog;the winner will receive
and the Kreatorville blog has a sketch challenge going on with a great prize involved...check it out!

27 April 2010


...watch this video I found on Gwen's blog...hiLArious!!!

21 April 2010

The April Kreatorville kit...

...has been revealed! Hop on over next door and see an amazing page kreated by Leeann! Also, don't forget to enter to win the AWESOME BUZZ AND BLOOM treats!!!

19 April 2010

What have I been doing...

...in the last 20 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes? WELLLLL,
*Right now, Kea is sick. We spent a few hours in the emergency room Sunday morning. He's had a temperature off and on for about a week and a half. We thought he was just cutting teeth, as the Tylenol would make the fever dissipate. Well, Saturday night the Tylenol stopped working...
COMPLETELY. I stayed up from 8pm until 4am, continuously taking his temp. When it reached
102.4 we took him to Children's Hospital. After he kicked four nurses (in triage and x-ray) and
one doctor, they determined he PROBABLY just has a virus and could go home (ya think they
were just tired of the ABUSE??) It took about a day for the temp to completely break but we
haven't seen hide nor hair of it since Sunday around 9pm. So, I'll make a deal with you: YOU
keep praying for Kea and we'll keep plugging him full of meds and juice.

*I found out last week that I'll be published in the latest version of this book. WAIT! The best
part is that I submitted six projects for their consideration...FOUR of them are scheduled to be
included in the book! BAYBEE....I'm moving UP in the world!

*I've been updating and adding to the etsy shop
*I've been working on some Buzz and Bloom assignments
Make sure you join us on the blog or our Facebook page to see what the other girls are up to!
Also, BUZZ AND BLOOM has graciously agreed to sponsor KREATORVILLE this
month...our FIRST sponsor! (Go KREATORVILLE...it's ya birthday!) Jump over to
Kreativity to get in on the fabulous Buzz and Bloom giveaway!
* Speaking of Kreativity, it's gotten a facelift in the last few days
Hop on over and take a look around. Let me know if you like it!
*My friend turned 29 a couple of weeks ago (for the 10th time!) so we had a small, impromptu
celebration for her at our house
Chicken, red beans and rice, ice cream and cake and US...THAT'S what a New Orleans
celebration is ALL about!
*The boy
has just finished taking the L.E.A.P. (Louisiana Educational Assessment Program) exam. This standardized test determines whether students advance to the next grade and is given each year
to 4th, 8th and 12th graders. Ahmad can't attend Lusher...or ANY school, for that matter, unless he aces the L.E.A.P. test. So, we've spent a lot of time helping him.
*I've been kreating a WHOLE lot, including these Easter bags
for my husband's Sunday school class. I KNOW they're not the cutest things in the world! I
asked John to bring home some CUTE bags and he brought these...ummm, OK! So, I had to
work with what I had. Plus, I made these at 1am...give me a break, people!
*We attended the annual Ponchatoula Strawberry festival a couple of weeks ago.
Bena and her kids came along and we really had a good time...it wasn't GREAT because Kea
cut up a LOT. The ONLY reason I didn't sell him for a flat of strawberries is that I knew he
wasn't feeling well. OTHERWISE, you would have been asking, "What ever happened to
that cute lil kid you used to scrap so much?"
*Ali is holding her annual "Week in the Life" project...and KREATORVILLE is one of the
sponsors! Go on over and check us out! There's a PRIIIIIZE involved!

As you can see, I've been a busy bee. But, I'm home now and I'll TRY not to run away again anytime soon!!!
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