Tuesday, January 19, 2010

OMG damn dog theives

Back in mid December my dog, a 5 pound Yorkie named Toby was lost overnight. He followed my FIL "god child" out and they didn't realize he is not suppose too be out alone. He is a house dog, well more like a lap dog. He only goes out to potty and right back inside. He is not a fan of the cold weather and hates the rain and snow. Short version after my DH and FIL went door to door asking, he was found the next evening. Turns out neighbors a few doors down, had seen the lady scoop him up, in my driveway, and carry him home. Fast forward to now, Toby has been scratching and chewing at his self since about two weeks later. It gradually gets worse and worse and the days pass. He was also starting to lose a little of the hair on both back legs. I chalked this up to winter shredding as that's the only time he shreds at all, and even then its really not that much. Today, I get home from work, after grocery shopping and a few other errands, I notice his rump looks swollen, extremely red, and he is losing some hair there now. So needless to say, I think he caught the mange from the ladys dog. Yuck! Josh is taking him to the doggie doc in the morning to see whats wrong. I'm so irritated that first off a complete stranger would pick him up, and take him home not mention they obviously don't take care of the dog they have. The moral of this story is Don't steal other peoples dog especially if you can't take care of them in the first place. Have you ever dealt with the Mange? It sounds so gross and Toby is not going to like be isolated for 6 weeks or getting new beds. Blake will not like it either. He adores Toby. He is pretty fond of his bed.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


It's been one of those days. I woke up to an ice storm so work was canceled. I guess they figured we all may quit if our cars were ruined 2 times bc they insist we work in some b/s storm. So therefore I have spent most of the day napping, and I'm still tired. Seriously, I have only been awake about 7-8 hours all day.

I finally got a little mojo back... finally! I've made 3 pages but I can't show them to you right now.
I will show you a page I made for a challenge over at Scrapbook.com. We had to use no pattern paper and 50% white.

This Layout uses my One little Word for 2010. I choose HOPE because we could all benefit for a little hope in our lives. I love the green, orange, white combo too.

I think I'm going back to bed! Niters.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Hello everyone and welcome to Scrapbook Challenges Blog hop. Please welcome the new Design Team members and say goodbye to those leaving us as you follow along. If you have just stopped in, please join us and start at the founder Pamela Young Blog. If you have not heard of Scrapbook Challenges before go check it out. We have weekly sketches designed by Pamela herself, and monthly prizes, from awesome companies like Unity stamps, My Little Shoebox and Paper Posies just to name a few. Take a moment to join is this weekend for your chance to win a fabulous prize. Do I have your attention? Here is little sneak at those yummy prizes up for grabs this weekend. Be sure to comment along your way, and play along with the sketch for your chance to win some of this.

Collection of My Little ShoeBox goodies

New Basic Grey

Rusty Pickel trims and ribbon

Prima beauties

My name is Cathy, and I live in Georgia. I am a returning member and the design team coordinator here at Scrapbook Challenges. I have a few different styles, but I prefer the layered clutter look. I have 1 little boy who is almost 3 years old, and I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant with my second and last child. Thats enough about me, on to the fun.

We are working with this sketch, created by Pamela,
exclusively for this Blog Hop.

At this point in the sketch, I rotated it and added
my title and photo to the mix.

Don't give up now, your almost finished. I would like to take this time to Thank you for visiting Scrapbook Challenges blog hop and I hope you become a member today and show us your talents.

2010 brings in a new year full of change and Scrapbook Challenges is changing too. We are going to be bigger and better! In the new year SC will have a larger Design Team, monthly special events, and tutorials and projects on the 1st and 15th, along with our weekly sketches and challenges and fabulous sponsor prizes. Also NEW this year, we are adding GUEST DESIGN TEAM members. How exciting!!!

Your next stop on the hop is our first GDT member Jeanie.

Incase you are lost or find a link thats not working, here is a master list of the bop.
1. Pamela (http://www.pamelasworldofscrap.blogspot.com/)
2. Katrina (http://www.paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/)
3. Wendy (http://www.wendybaisden.blogspot.com)
4. Sookie (http://totallydoodles.blogspot.com/)
5. Debi (http://bumblebeesflight.blogspot.com/)
6. Marilyn (http://www.melonscraps.blogspot.com/)
7. Sarah S. (http://miss-hippy-chick.blogspot.com/)
8. Ilene (http://whatabunchofscrap.blogspot.com)
9. CJ (http://www.cjalmeda.blogspot.com/)
10. Lydia (http://www.scrappergal78.blogspot.com/)
11. Rowee (http://simplemom-lovingmom.blogspot.com/)
12. Sarah E. (www.scrapcetera.com)
13. Annie (http://littlewingscreates.blogspot.com/)
14. Catherine (http://itsybitsyartsy.blogspot.com/)
15. Deb P. (http://tassiedeb.blogspot.com/)
16. Cathy (http://beautifulscraps.blogspot.com/ )
17. (GDT—Jan) Jeanie (http://jeaniebnieva.blogspot.com)
18. (GDT—Feb) Nadhrah (http://www.chunot76.blogspot.com/)
19. (GDT—March) Star (http://starsstory.blogspot.com/)
20. GDT—April) Ana (http://anazelia-myscrapbookaddiction.blogspot.com/)
21. Brynn (http://bzbdesigns.typepad.com/)