Friday, October 24, 2008

My Hero In Iraq

Some of you who have followed my blog know that a very special person to me is serving in the United States Marines and is currently in Iraq. Kevin dated my daughter for almost 4 years and is so very special to our entire family. When my brother died, he flew all the way from California to honor my brother who served in the Army. Kevin and two other dear friends who are Marines conducted the Flag Folding Ceremony and presentation of the Flag to my parents and my niece.

I'm very lucky that I get to email quite frequently with Kevin. Today he sent me some pictures of him in Iraq. To say it made my day is putting it mildly! I hope you don't mind me sharing.. One of the pictures is so cool!

I'm going to be sending a box of cards to Kevin in the next couple of weeks. I'm working on some holiday cards to send him and his unit so they will have some cards to send home to their families and friends during the holidays. If you'd like to help and make a few cards.. I'd love it! Email me at riverviewstamper at gmail dot com and I will give you my address to send them too!

Thanks for serving our country Kevin and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! I love you!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Baby's Senior Prom...


A close up :-)

Back row: Kristina and Briana
Front Row: Mallory and Haleigh

Tonight was Kristina's Senior Prom. She looked GORGEOUS!!!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Last "OOHRAH"





Yesterday was Kristina's last NJROTC competition. She's been in ROTC all four years in High School and yesterday The Riverview Shark Battalion competed in the State Competition, with the hopes of making it in the top three to go to Nationals. Sadly, they didn't place in the top three. They did end up Fifth place overall and we are so proud of all of the Cadets!
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

My New Obession!

Is cardmaking and stamping!! My friend Joni got me started back in January and I am really enjoying it!

Here's a few cards I've made to share....

Comments welcome!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My First Bella Card

I had so much fun making this card! I posted earlier that I have fallen in love with card making and Bella stamps especially! They are sooooo cute!

This is Ellabella.. you can check them out here.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I've found a new obsession!

I posted a couple of days ago that I was turned on to stamping and card making and I've been spending tons ( way too much) of time checking out the blogs of card makers and really loving the talent and work I have seen.

There's a website called Split Coast Stampers SCS which is full of awesome stuff for stampers and scrappers alike.

I am so in love with the Bella stamps.. you can check them out at Stamping Bellas I WANT THEM ALL!!

They are so stinking cute!! I wish my local LSS carried them. But, I'll resort to ordering them online. I'm also making my wish list from Stampin Up!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Anyone Have A Lamp Like This??

If you read my blog, you'll see that a few weeks ago I finally found my childhood bestfriend Cathleen after 30 years of searching for her! After we talked on the phone the first night I found her ( for 4 hours, mind you) she called me back to ask if my parents still had "The Naked Lady Oil Lamp". OMG, I laughed so hard. She remembered it from our childhood and told me that she always looked over her shoulder to make sure my mom wasn't looking so she could touch the oil streaming down on the lines... So funny! You know, I had to snitch on her and tell mom! LOL

So, I took a few pictures last night as I was at Mom and Dad's so I could email them to Cathleen.. Thought I'd share a couple!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Trying Something New.... Stamping and Card Making

I went over to Joni's yesterday to scrap a little bit and she was kind enough to let me use her stamps and supplies to make a card for a challenge we're doing for our scrap club.

I have to tell you.. I am really really loving card making!! It was so much fun. I have always loved coloring...LOL... seriously... once you stamp the card, then you color it in with pencil or marker.

This picture is not the best, and the card is nothing fancy at all.. just simple and easy to make. I spent all day today searching different stamping sites and there's a few stamps that I have fallen in love with!!! Bella's are the cutest!!

I've made 5 cards now... not completely finished with them all.. I'll post more pictures when I get them finished.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

New Layouts...

I got some scrapping done.. still need to journal on the bottom two layouts.
I love the first one... I got a new Cricut for Christmas and used it to make the letters for the Title on the top and middle one.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!




Just a few pictures from New Year's Eve. We spent the evening at The Diamond's and grilled out Brats and did fireworks.
It was a nice evening. I wasn't much in a partying mood this year..but it was still a nice night. The weather was nice. Tomorrow and Thursday we've got a freeze warning. It's the first freeze we've had since 2005. Gotta get all my warm sweaters and jackets out for whole 48 hours! LOL

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! 2008 has to be better for me and my family than 2007!
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