Friday, December 31, 2010

Ending year on positive note! And including a layout!

Okay let me catch you guys up a little here and then I will get to the layout.

So you know all the issues I have had in the last few weeks and how I was down a bit. Actually I think getting sick just put the cap on it, well and then when the fridge went out. BUT....things are looking up! My wonderful sister found my daughter a car, a 99 Dodge Neon, and we will go next week and pick it up. I am buying Naomi's fridge from her and it is in my house right now keeping my diet coke cold and making ice! OMG! I am so excited about an ice maker *okie thinks she is so easy to please sometimes*. I am feeling better, still have a cough and a little runny nose but no fever and was able to get things straightened up around here today after my wonderful neighbor James and two of his friends brought the fridge over and hooked up the ice maker.

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments the last few weeks! It really means a lot to me to know that you guys seem to really know me and care about my well being!

Okay so now for the layout. I actually got 3 layouts done a few weeks ago but then things started getting crazy around here and I didn't get pictures of them and post them.

I thought this layout was appropriate to end the year since I titled it "gray today... gone tomorrow"! For some odd reason I thought it necessary to take pictures of me coloring my hair and I thought I would scrapbook it. I think I am very brave for posting this layout since I look like total crap in the pictures! *okie cracks up laughin and wonders if she is still running a little fever for even posting this layout*

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Sugared line...LUVZ IT! The flower is made from Prima's and I added a pearl brad for the center.

I used several carts for the layout. The title words were welded in Design Studio using Printing Press. ProvoCraft has retired this cart and it is one of my favorite font carts! I love the different style lettering on this cart.

I got the Look Here from Graphically Speaking. I cut it several times and did some hide contour on some of the colors to get the effect using the four different colors.

I did faux stitching on some of it and then added some dots also. I added Diamond Stickles to the "HERE" and then put some small pearls on the arrow.

The arrow in the bottom right hand corner is actually from one of the cuts. Waste not want not ya know!

I have always thought journaling printed then cut apart and the words put on individually looks so cool and I finally decided to try it. The tags were from the paper pack and I was able to match the corners on plain cardstock by using the Stampin Up! Ticket Punch on the tag at the bottom and a corner rounder on the tag at the top.

Oh you can probably see where I used the Cuttlebug on the title words in this picture better. I actually used a Stampin Up! folder on some of the words and then the others are done with the Cuttlebug folder Dots *okie wonders if that is what it is called but can't remember for sure*.

Hope you guys have enjoyed my blog this past year and I look forward to another great year in the blogging world with hopefully some decent projects for you guys to look at *okie wonders if her readers come to see the projects or just to read her mind...thinks the tin foil hat is going to be a must have purchase in the new year*. Wishing all of you a wonderful year in 2011!


  1. Glad you are getting better. Happy New Year!!! Thanks for all that you do:)
    Sandy R.

  2. Happy New Year to you Okie, hope it is a great one for you

  3. Welcome back to the living! Glad things have turned around for you. 2011 is looking good!

  4. Glad that you are feeling better. Much happiness and good fortune in the New Year..

  5. Happy New Year! Glad things are looking up :) Great layout!

  6. Happy New Year. Am glad things are looking up. If we were meant to have gray hair, hair color would never have been invented. That's my thought and I'm sticking to it. Look forward to your "down home" sense of humor and am glad life is improving.


  7. Glad you are feelin better, Happy New Year to you!

  8. Glad to hear you are feeling better Happy New Year to you and your family and all the best for 2011

  9. Happy New Year! Glad you're feeling better. love the LO!


    I am so glad that 2011 is starting out better than 2010 ended.

    Whew, sometimes when it rains, it pours, doesn't it!?! You've had way too much to deal with all at once ... GOOD GRIEF! I think you need a DND sign on your life (do not disturb)! I sure don't blame you for slipping into some comfy jammies, curling up in your recliner, and shutting out the world for a while. In fact, I think I would do the same thing!

    The good news is that things are improving. And with that, I send warm wishes that 2011 will bring you good health, enough wealth to take care of all your needs (and a little extra to play with), peace, joy, smiles, happiness and plenty of wonderful memories to keep you smiling in years to come ... and a working camera so you can capture all of it on film ... gotta scrap that stuff you know!



  11. I'm mostly a lurker and not much of a commenter, but I just wanted to say I love reading your blog, much less all your projects! Your "racy" lady cards this year were hilarious! You are not the only one infatuated with an icemaker...About 10 years or so ago, when we got our first refrigerator that had an icemaker, my hubby took a picture of me and the 2 kids standing there with the door open waiting and watching for the first ice to dump!!!! lol

  12. Glad your feeling better! Here is wishing you a great New Year!!

  13. Cute lay out and you look fabulous darlin! Happy New Year and so glad you are feeling better.

  14. Y E A!!! Okie feels better and is back!!! I am so happy all is turning around for you.
    I love the lay out. It would be fun to do a scrapbook journal for the year, but I can't even keep one for a month. I tried in Dec. I thought if I did next Dec would be easy. I would look in the book. Well I did 4 out of 31 days. On to a new plan.
    Happy New Year Okie!

  15. So glad you are feeling better... and what a great way to start the new year off with a fridge that makes ice, it doesn't get much better than that... hugs

  16. Happy New Year!!!!! Loving the layout!!!!! Welcome back girl friend!!!!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

  17. Hey Okie,

    Glad to know you are doing better. Here's to a wonderful new year. Looking forward to enjoying another year of your great projects and your twisted sense of humor.

  18. Very happy to hear you are feeling better and some things are working out! I hate when everything seems to be going downhill!

    I love the layout! The colors and design are gorgeous! and you look fabulous, so hush girlie.

  19. I always look forward to your posts.Even though I've never met you,I just imagine this little twangy SUTHUN voice....and then the little, Okie thinks.....! You're just darling, and talented. Thanks SO much!

  20. I got printing press but didn't really know how I would use the font since I wasn't in love with it. However, seeing it welded together makes me look at it in a whole new light. It looks great on your page! Thanks for the inspiration.


  21. no tsure i woulda scrapped THIS exaclty, but you did a marvelous job!!!

  22. First Off..... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look of your blog! AWESOME Okie! Glad you are feeling better! And I LOVE this Layout! I would never be brave enough to take picture of my gray hair.... and I have plenty of it... I guess that's why I color it! LOL I do take pictures of the after effect though... LOL Anyway... Thanks for sharing it...! :o)

  23. I like your highlights and your beautiful smile. Cute layout.

  24. The new look on your blog is great. I think this layout is great and you look wonderful in the picture. Such a beautiful smile! Happy New Year!

  25. Okie, Love the new look on your blog!
    Very glad things are looking up for you!!
    I went through quit a bit of that my self a few months ago.
    Had a water pipe burst in between the wall, my car engine went out,passes out for no reason and laid in the kitchen floor for two hours before I woke up with a big gash in the side of my head, ended up spending 4 days in the hospital so now I have all those co pays to pay.
    they say when it rains, it pours.
    I think we've had enough rain for awhile.
    I did get a car though....along with a car payment:-(

  26. I love reading your blog you are so funny and creative. It always cheers me up. Hope you are on the way back to health and a great start to 2011. Mindy