Easter Artist Trading Card Swap 2011

Easter ATC 2011 Swap

I made 10 of these cute little cards for an Easter Trading card swap.  You make 10 and send them in and you get 10 different ones back.  You use them in your scrapbook layouts, to make cards, or just decorate your house with them.

Mine, I hand chalked the black and white image, I distressed the edges, pieced it all together and added a flower, jewel and the word ‘bunny’ for embellishment.  I had lots of fun and thank the wonderful ladies who let me participate!

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Here is the second one I made.  I decided to take another spot since I have so much time on my hands lately.

Faith-Easter ATC


Kent House Art Exhibit Featuring Ethel Dixon

Art Exhibit at the Kent House

In case you were wondering where I was Friday night…I know you were….I went to see the Ethel Dixon/Sylvia Martin Art Exhibit at the Kent House in celebration of Black History month.  I had to write a paper on an art exhibit for my fine arts class and was thrilled at the opportunity to go to this particular exhibit.  In case my teacher has any doubts about my attendance, here is the picture the Town Talk photographer snapped of Viv and I. 


“Yeah…I still hate sheetrocking”

So my husband says after a couple hours of hanging drywall.  We both abhor hanging sheetrock, mudding and the whole nine yards.  Not that it is hard to do, we just don’t like it.  You may remember that we closed in the laundry room over the Thanksgiving holiday.  The room has not been touched since then.  Mostly because we have both been waiting on the wall to miraculously sheetrock itself.  Didn’t happen.  So, my dear husband decided to get up and sheetrock the outside wall this morning.  Yay!  I have just been hanging around taking pictures.  This is his progress thus far:

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Since it is a beautifully sunny day…in the 60s, my dogs have found a sunny spot in the house to hang out in.

The dogs sun bathing

Here is the start of the project in November, here is the update in December where we put the light fixtures up and we also put the floor down in the kitchen.  After we sheetrock, I will be able to put the baseboard down around the whole of the room, and I may paint our cabinets.  We also need to trim out the butler’s pantry.  It has been so cold lately, who is in the mood to work?  🙂  Also, in other news, if you are following our adoption, we almost finished with our home study.  We are very excited about that too!


Weather Update: Rapides Parish Schools Closed 02/04/11

Reposted from The Town Talk

Rapides schools will be closed tomorrow

Rapides Parish School Superintendent Gary Jones announced today that public schools will be closed tomorrow due to severe weather conditions expected in the area.

At this time, there are no plans to close schools early today.

 Parents are encouraged to visit the district’s Web site at www.rpsb.us for information on any changes pertaining this announcement.

American Heart Association Crop 02-19-11


Ok ya’ll!  The American Heart Association Crop is on 02/19/11 from 9 am til 9pm.  This located at the Cabrini Mediplex, Alexandria, Louisiana.  The cost is $40 and all proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.  What you will receive is: a goody bag, crop space, chances to win doorprizes, participation in vendor techniques, meals throughout the day and the warm fuzzy feeling that you are doing two things: 1) getting some of your scrapbooking done; and 2) benefitting a great organization!

Please see the flier for details.  American Heart Association Crop Registration Form

Registration is closed 2-14.  After 2-14, the cost is $45 per person.  I am working on setting up a booth for Close To My Heart and I will have the latest products there for you to view.

Hope to see you there!


Scrapbooking, cardmaking, crop, Alexandria, Louisiana