All About You, Week 9

Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes about my health. Doctor said I would live. LOL But I just need a bit of a vacation. So for the next week and half I'm scrapbooking, playing on the computer and cleaning house. He gave a few pills and said "if I see you again then I know it's not working." LOL Dr. Lyle is more than my doctor he is my friend and elder my church.

I wanted you to know our Angie S had a computer crash and is not back in All About You in 52. She is doing some amazing layouts (digi) and wonderful journaling. If you get a chance go to Much Ado About Nothing and check them out and leave comments on her layouts.

Mariah has been working hard on catching up. They are amazing. You have to be a Fiskateer to see her layouts.

If you have been frustrated at not being able to see the Fiskateers Layouts, you can join the Fiskateers and have access to the gallery. It is a painless procedure. Go to Fiskateers click on "how to join" read away. Pick one of the Leads to send an email to telling about yourself and your passion for crafting. They will send you the Secret Password and you are in. Then you can see these amazing layouts and read their journaling.

I want to share an email I received from Kate (with her permission)

I was just talking about this last night at a crop and am directing a new friend to your blog. She was asking what Essandra & I scrap bout and was looking for inspiration; I mentioned your challenges despite the fact that I've only completed one and we got to talking about WHY I haven't completed them...I am really struggling with them for some crazy reason.

BUT, today is an easy day; all chores done, charity work done yesterday, book swaps mailed today, kids to library done and it's pasta for dinner so I get to scrap some more!

I am challenging myself to pick 2 or your challenges and DO EM'. Well, after I order my new stove.... My friend Christine and Essandra (you remember her from Hershey-gorgeous sistah with me & my REAL sister) both lost their mothers unexpectedly in 2007 at a young age and they said they would've given ANYTHING to have something like this Book of ME and so it gave me the kick in the pants to do this for MY children...giveup the qualms about weight and acne ; my looks are what they are. They won't matter in the end; it's my feelings, thoughts, words and love that they will be looking at.

I was totally encourage to keep working hard on my own book. Kate thanks for sharing about All About You in 52 with two Fiska-friends.

Week 9 Question
What was a moment that when you BLINKED your whole world changed?
Here is my answer:
Journaling Reads:

BLINK It was not unexpected, but in the a few words “I now join you as husband and wife” my world totally changed. I left my father & mother’s home having never lived on my own. Starting a life with this man, in the bigger sense of life, I did not know. I married a new family that is very different than my own. I was scared, did not feel secure & seriously wanted to move back home to my Dad. In a BLINK I started a new life; turned it around & in a new direction. Our adventures have been great and sometimes exceptionally difficult. BLINK: life changed.

Pattern Paper: Black Market Paper Society
Jouranling Block: Little Yellow Bicycle
Rhinestones: Kaiser
Flowers: Heidi Swapp, Prima, Making Memories
Other embellishments: Making Memories
Cloth: sample of upholstery from Joann's
Title: K & Co.

The winner from last week's Dare is Eileen. Congratulations Eileen. Email me your address and I'll get some special papers out to you.


Tim Holtz is doing a giveaway everyday this week. Also check out his video tutorials.

Scrap, Rattle and Roll, the Greenville Fiskateer Only crop is going faster than I can keep up. If you are in the area (SC, TN, NC, GA, VA) please come join us. Not a Fiskateer, you can join and register for the crop at the Scrapbook Store. Do you see the sponsors on the top right hand side of the blog. WOW! Check them out. They are totally awesome.

Fiskateers and Scrapbook Royalty is collecting handmade Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for the troops. Check out Scrapbook Royalty for more information.

Have a great day!

Gratitude List:
1. my wonderful pastor, Daryl
2. Bob's kick in the backside
3. God having something special for me at Service yesterday
4. Hugs from friends
5. A reminder of God's love for me.


  1. This is a great dare...I love yours especially that stunning photo!

  2. It sounds like you are on the road to recovery. I have been thinking about you and hope you are up and at 'em soon. Thanks for keeping us updated!

  3. Enjoy your vacation. :) Love your Blink layout. It's beautiful.

  4. What a beautiful LO! I'm hoping your health continues to improve!

  5. You LO is stunning Debby and what a great moment that is to scrap. . . thinking I know mine just need to figure out a picture. Hmmmm.

    Mariah has been working very hard and making some great pages.

    Rest and get better. . .

  6. Glad you are feeling better Debby. Your LO is lovely. I always enjoy seeing the layouts because they have such heart felt journaling just from one question. I have a moment in mind and will work on it hopefully tomorrow!!

  7. Gorgeous layout Debby and great topic!

  8. What a beautiful layout!

  9. Hey Debby, I finally got last weeks page up! It's been done for several days, I just hadn't taken a pic of it! Laziness is all. But it's finally donw. I didn't use any personal pics on this one. It waa less about the me of it, and more about the HE of it!

  10. I love your wedding picture with the candlelight! I did my wedding, too, but your picture is better! Here's my page:

  11. I finished my page and it can be found here:

  12. I'm a little behind. Check out Week 8 at

  13. Wow! What a beautiful layout. I can't imagine what it must have been like to go straight from your parents' home to being married. Heck, I can't imagine what it would have been like to get married without living together first! We dated for 3 years before we got married, lived together for a year or two, so we were really heavily prepared to move on. A wedding was stressful enough without having to worry about everything changing in the blink of an eye, as you say. I've always found the idea of jumping in like that facinating. I'd love to hear more about what that was like. Wow. No wonder people get cold feet! We were lucky, I think, because we already fully relied upon each other and knew we could handle the day to day stuff already. It wasn't much of a change, more of a celebration for our parents. Everything happened gradually over time. Less romantic, maybe, but the honeymoon more than made up for it. ;) about that for a future question...the most romantic thing anyone's done for you/you've done for them?

    I'll shut up now and go work on my layout! :)

  14. I got mine done and you can find it here:

  15. Oh...I am so looking forward to this one..but I am on vacation in California right now...won't be home for another week or more....I will be so far behind by them, I won't have to worry about having nothing to do, or boredom....

  16. Here's mine - you choose such wonderful questions, Debby!

  17. My week 9

  18. Here's mine:

  19. Done. Very sad to reflect on that time.

  20. here is mine sorry its late but great question

  21. helps when you add the link :)


    this was the beginning of a lot of changes and trials but I can see now how God used that time in my life to put me where I am now.

  23. Okay, it's up! I shed a few tears writing this one!


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