Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy your visit.

When I first set up this blog I called it Life Keeps Surprising Me but, since it has now become more about papercrafting, I changed the name to be more reflective of what is going on here.

I am so appreciative of those who have elected to follow my blog and I love to read comments that have been left here for me.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Monday, June 28, 2010

..........Denise has blog candy

click on the link and visit Denise's blog. She does fabulous scrapbook layouts so I know you'll enjoy looking around her blog. Here's the blog candy she is giving a chance to win:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

...............5 K Fun Run

          I finally scanned and uploaded the scrapbook pages I did for the Fun Run. We seriously need to buy a new CPU for the desktop computer. It took forever to scan and save the pages.

The pictures follow this post so don't forget to scroll down and look at the older post.

This is the first 8 x 8 scrapbook I have ever done and it was quite a challenge for me to get all the photos that I wanted to use scrapped. I am used to working in a 12 x 12 format. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the results and will be giving the original album to Mary & Mike Alcorn to save for Matthew.

Thanks for looking,

...........................The 5 K Fun Run

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

......................I Won!!!!

SCRAPBOOKING DREAMS CARDS  had a giveaway and I won!!! This is my first blog candy win and I am so excited! I can't wait to receive the punches. Thank you so much Patty!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

............... Nine Cards

Birthday card for a young Cancer Warrior
 Thinking of You cards for a young boy and girl who are battling cancer.

I am going to take this opportunity to ask you to support organizations that help families battling cancer. My personal choices are : CureSearch (funds research for treatments and cures of childhood cancers) The Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Julia's Rainbow.

Julia's Rainbow was set up by my friend Kathy to help families that are trying to cope with the challenges of childhood cancers. Kathy is using Julia's Rainbow to pay forward all the support her family received while her daughter, Julia, battled Leukemia (twice). Julia is a happy. healthy 8 year old now.

Thank you cards sent out after our Virginia/Washington DC/Maryland trip.
 Card for a Card of The Month swap in which I am participating.

In the spirit of "paying it forward" I have just completed a 20 page scrapbook of the Miracle Miles 5K Fun Run that was organized by some very special ladies in my neighborhood with the always Amazing Stacy leading the efforts.

This event was a benefit for one of our neighborhood families that has a very young child battling a brain tumor. I am proud to say that many of my internet friends contributed amazing cards that were raffled off at this event. Heartfelt thanks to all of those who contributed. The 5K event raised over $5200.00 and the cards contributed to that total.

The scrapbook of this event was my first attempt at 8" x 8" scrapping. The sheer number of photos I had made 8 x 8 scrapping a real challenge but I managed to get 89 photos onto 20 pages. I still have to scan those pages and I'll upload those in a later post.

Thanks to all of you who check out my little blog and especially to those of you who leave such kind comments. Love you guys!!!