Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Father's Day LO

yay! i got it done, this is from a sketch posted by Kristin over at her blog --> Leading A Craftastic Life


i've had it done for a few days now but i've been busy reading the Twilight books and hadn't gotten the pics uploaded.

i also did a new something thanks to Kristin, these are mayo jars i've been sorting flowers into. i'm slowing building up my supply. i got a bunch of punk type temporary tattoos and thought , hey there's nothing to lose. i put them on like you would normally do on yourself then painted mod podge over them. i actually like the way it turned out:)


sorry the last pic isn't too great.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


it all began yesterday afternoon. i kept getting pop ups, every time i opened internet explorer i would get a pop up. usually offering me virus scan or security software. i already have all that and it is all very up-to-date. so i started a virus scan but found nothing, still getting the pop-ups tho. i then locked down my firewall and dis-connected my internet line. then did another virus scan. still nothing. so i powered off and went to bed hoping i wasn't infected w/ a trojan or a worm. this morning i decided to download Firefox and give it a try. no pop-ups w/ it. i was getting pop-ups still this morning on IE. still getting used to Firefox.

i am beginning to wonder if it isn't just Microsoft trying to get me to download the newest version of IE. that's supposed to be one of it's features, enhanced pop-up blockers. i was only getting the same 5 or 6 ads. i know, sounds paranoid but...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Downloading Scrap Kits

well i was up until 2 am downloading scrapkits. i know that i don't have limitless storage space on my pc but it is just like buying regular scrapbooking supplies for me, addictive! if i like it i get it, might never use it but there ya go.i may actually do a few more digi LOs and post them here. i don't really know when i'll get them printed to put into a book but i'll have made them. i just need an outlet to put my creativity to work.

one thing i do know is that i need to go to bed earlier!

here is a digi LO i did awhile back....

btw, for some reason i have this need to make it look like a traditional scrap page even tho i love some of the really artistic LOs some ppl do.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Few Scrap LOs

well as i've said i love to scrapbook, both in traditional and digital. this is one of my favorites. i used a template for the design and the journaling is the song "Long Trip Alone" by Dierks Bently. i took the pic of the kids walking along our driveway. i remembered seeing a challenge in one of my scrap groups and it just clicked. there is a line in the song that says, "Everybody stumbles sometimes and needs a hand to hold, 'Cause it's a long trip alone". it is my hope throughout life that when me and Scotty are gone, Isabelle will be there to help her big brother if he stumbles.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month! what does that mean? it means that although autism affects 1 out of every 150 kids the majority of the world doesn't really know what autism is. before having this diagnosis for my son i was like everyone else. most people have the misconception that all autistic people are like Rain Man. this month autism groups are trying harder than other months to clear this misconception up. they also are trying to bring their studies to public attention, the cause of autism is still unknown and there is no known cure.

autism knows no social, racial, educational, financial or religious boundries. people from all different walks of life have been diagnosed with autism. autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning there are varying degrees of severity from very mild to sever.

my son is considered mild, but he also has a speech disability. i feel like that somewhere in his very complex mind there is a 'switch' and i continue to try to find a way to turn that 'switch' on. autism's main characteristic is that it affects how the person learns and understands. it has been described like this before; "the autistic mind has many broken 'wires' that aide in the learning process. in order to teach the autistic mind a new 'route' needs to be found." this is what i mean when i say i am searching for the switch. i can see that capabilities in my son, he is always right on the verge but unable to get all the way there. i continue to search.

please learn the warning signs of autism, because early intervention can mean the world to a child with autism.