A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hey yall! TGIF!!! I hope you have had a fabulous week! I apologize for going MIA. After driving for 14 hours on Monday, it took me almost all week to get over it and get my house back in order. To be honest, my house still isn't in order....LOL. I've got company coming next week and I need to do a major deep clean. I am so picky when people come to my house. I want it to look nice and smell good! LOL. So my Mom, her friend, Kathy, and Kathy's husband, Ray, will all be here next Tuesday. Then on Wednesday and Thursday, we are all going to visit NYC!!! I am so excited! I've never been and can't wait to see everything. After they leave, I hope to have time to sit down and do some major scrappin' because the end of July, first of August, Brandon's family is coming up for a visit. We all will go back to NYC and to Washington D.C. So over the next few weeks, I have a lot of travel with family coming up. Not to mention, a trip to Chicago for CHA to see all my Helmar girls. Brandon and I are driving up for one night and I will meet all of the girls at dinner. I am sooo excited about that too! So, if I go quiet for days on end, know that I am out of town. But I hope to scrap at any chance I get and will be sure to share with ya.
Now, I wanted to share a card I just finished up. This card features papers from Pink Paislee. I used the Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Helmar Zap Dots, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots on this card. This card is rather simple, but it was so nice to sit back at my desk and work. After I get this posted, I plan on sitting down some more between cooking and baking. I have to tell yall, I am really getting into cooking. I have been making a new recipe almost every other day when the hubby is home. Now, Brandon and I are both huge cheesecake lovers. So today I am attempting my very first cheesecake from scratch. I borrowed a spring form pan from my Mom while I was home and am so glad to use it. It belonged to my late grandmother and I just know she would be proud that I am using it. So I pulled it out of the oven a bit ago and it is cooling. I promise to share a pic (even if it's hideous)....LOL...and the recipe for ya. I hope it is good. I was so intimidated when I started baking this morning. Cheesecake is scary to make. The mixing wasn't so bad, but the top is a bit browner than I expected. I followed the directions closely and am not sure if my oven is too hot. I hope it will be ok. It's not burnt, just lightly browned. If any of you have any cheesecake advice for this newbie, I'd love to hear it! :) Ok, I'll hush up...on to the card....
Just a little close up. This stamp is from Stampin' Up!
And....I wanted to share a few pix from this past weekend's trip to AL. As you know, Brandon and I drove home to see our families in AL. On Sunday, we all gathered at my bro and SIL's house for a get together. My nephew, Carter, has this huge blow up water slide thing. He was crackin' me up in this thing! It made me wish I was a kid again!
Playin' chase with Uncle Brandon....
Yall know how I love flowers, right?! As a matter of fact, Brandon has started letting me keep fresh flowers from the store in a vase on my scrappy desk all the time. Well, Tyler and Caressa's roses are gorgeous!!! I just adore the pink!!!!

Ok, that is all from me today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!! Brandon and I do not have much planned, just staying inside. We do have a new bedroom suite coming tomorrow though!!! I am so excited! We have been sleeping on a basic frame for over a year and it will be so nice to have a wooden bed. I'll share that with yall too. I'm going to move all of my 'Gone With The Wind' stuff in there.

As always, thanks for stopping by! Yall have a great day! Happy Scrappin'!

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Audrey Frelx said...

Hi there my friend!! I know exactly how you feel as my family all left this week!

Your card is stunning, and those are some great pics!

shari said...

Beautiful card Aymee. Carter is getting so big. Sounds like you have alot going. Have fun in NYC. Shari (cricutrookie)

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a beautiful card!! Love, love, love it!! Times with family are very precious!! Enjoy!

Audrey Frelx said...

Aymee, the card is beautiful! Love the photos, and Carter is such a sweetie!