Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm proud in a way.....

This Layout was one of very first ones.....I did in March of 2006.......everything was square....stickers that I won't touch now!!! But it makes me proud to see that my Scrapbooking skills have improved greatly since then!!!
This is one of my most recent LO's.....what do you think? A big difference if you ask me....I did use stickers on this Lo but they don't have that cartoon feel or cheese feel either....but also my skills have moved from just paper to staples, sewing, punches, layering, and details are always there!!!
With this Lo I challenged my self to only use 8 of everything....8 pp, 8 circles, 8 beads, 8 stitches, 8 stickers, and 8 staples. So what do you think?

Hugs, Cassandra

Friday, September 12, 2008

On a Lighter Note

Come play along: http://pretty-committee-challenges.blogspot.com/

The photos are of my grandmother, mother, and Aunt Cindy from 1983 and 1984...the little one is me.

Journaling: Not only are they beautiful on the outside....they are stunningly gorgeous on the inside! Each one of them have been through their own battles...yet they still smile and love with all their hearts! They amaze me everyday! I'm so proud to call them my pretty committee!

Something fun, I used photo paper stamped for the butterflies.

I booked my ticket the other day to go.....

Seattle!!! I'm so excited!!! Not only do I get to go to Seattle but I get too see my cousin Jake, his wife Lisa, and their baby Eva....who is just the cutest thing ever!!! I'll have so many photos when I get back it wouldn't even be funny!!! So if you read my blog and have anythings I could do will I'm there please let me know....go Oct 2 to 8th....So it will be chilly for me the pure-blood Floridan that I am!!! But I'm still so excited because I've never been!! I have a couple of flea markets that I hope to hit while I'm there.

Thanks, Cassandra

Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 Years Today.....

I was driving to school just behind the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport....looking at Air Force One sitting on the tarmac...thinking that I would have to stop on my way home to get some photos of the Presidents plane!! How neat it was that the President of the United States of America was visiting our city....he was there to read to the children of E. Booker Elementary School!! Anyways just as I was passing that amazing plane I heard that HORRIBLE New about a plane hitting tower one. As the radio people was talking about it the second one hit. My mouth hit the ground... I got goosebumps but it was like this is not really happening!!! Will it didn't sink completely in till I saw the TV....My heart dropped!! I didn't have anyone I know personally or any family in the towers but I did!! They were mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, husbands, wife, and lovers but most of all they were all Americans that went to work that day like everyother day. I will never forget those innocent people that never came home that day and all the people that have never been found!! I'm sitting here crying because it is that emotional for me and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who still cry's about that day. To my follow American we can't forget and we never will!!!!

Thanks, Cassandra

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Pretty Committee

So I was selected as one of 12 to design for a new challenge blog!!! So excited to be apart of this new challenge blog....


What is the Pretty Committee?
A place where women feel compelled to use the art of scrapbooking to celebrate who they are and what they stand for. A place for light-hearted challenges with an emphasis on all things girly! It's a place for you!

I'll leave you with a sneak peek....

Thanks, Cassandra