Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Friday, December 19, 2008

My thoughts on Christmas

My Grandchildren River and Ophelia. They are standing in front of our Christmas tree. The tree is small but takes up quite a bit of room in our tiny appartment. I have another grand child, which I am hoping my DH and I can visit sometime during the Christmas break. He is 5 years old and I have not met him yet. It will be exciting to meet him for the first time. I can't wait!

Hi. Yep, I am back already I just wanted to add something to my blog before I go to bed. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I use to dread Christmas time because it is so commercialised. And I have so many wonderful family members I wish I could buy for. I am sure I am not the only one who has ever felt that way. Sometimes we get so busy around this time of year, thinking of all the things that need to be done before Christmas, we forget why we celebrate Christmas. I don't dread Christmas so much now because I realize it's not just about the gifts we give or receive. It is about love, fellowship, sharing happy memories, good food and drink. Seeing family members who live far away is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I look foward to seeing my nephew and his family, who live away at a military base in Georgia (I think hee hee, man I hate it when I can't remember!) They just moved recently from Fort Drum in New York. It is so much fun to see them all and see how much their children have grown. I love it when we gather at my house on Christmas Eve and watch the kids open their gifts and all the adults talking and laughing together.

I do feel sad during this time too, but for only a little bit. I miss all the loved ones who have passed. Christmas is never the same. Each year it is different. Either someone has passed or a new one has been born or that little baby is walking and talking or another friend is added to the family. Even new in-laws or (out-laws tee hee) join the fold.

Oh, no! I did not forget, it is also Jesus' birthday. And that is the gift that God gives to all of us. That gift could never be topped. The great thing about that gift is that we can have it all year round.

I just thought I would share that with anyone who is intersted. Have a great holiday season. It is a blessed time of year no matter what is happening around us. God has given us the ultimate gift. Thank you God.

I just made some new cards

Thanks Kat for helping me make these cards. I love the idea of the monogram card. I made these cards as a gift for my nephew on my DH side of the family. I don't know if you can see the embossing on the card and the envelope. I tried to get the pic to show it. I'm not too good at taking pics or adjusting them on my pc. I am also working on some Christams cards for the ladies and guys where my DH works. I will post them soon. Thanks for looking. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So What Color Are You?

You are Ocean Blue

You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.

You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cards, Cards, and More Cards!

Here are some cards I have been working on for a while in preparation for a vendor crop.
I used my Cricut Expressions to make the "Happy Birthday Circle. The papers are from my stash of Memory Works.

Here are a few close up. The picture does not do the colors of these papers much justice. I thought the ribbons pulled all the colors together nicely. Thank you for looking. I hope to post more paper crafts soon and other pics as well.

Have a blessed night.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Very Pretty Cards

This stamp is a House Mouse I believe. I love the sentiment on this card "A good friend is like a warm cup of coffee." That is sooooo true. I love warm coffee. It gives me a sense of the warm fuzzies. And I love chatting over a warm cup of coffee with a dear friend!
This is the inside of the card. It looks like a good place to put a pic of you and your friend sitting and enjoying a good cup of coffee; doesn't it!

Except when I was a kid, I never really liked Halloween. But, just recently I have been enjoying making Halloween cards. They are soooooo cute. This card I believe is House Mouse. The candy corn costumes and candy is colored with colored pencils and then coated with liquid glass to give it a shinny coat.

This is the inside of the Happy Candyween card. The little spide is taken from a punch. Thank God it is not real. I am petrified of real spiders. If you've read my blog in earlier posts, you will see just how scared I am of these creepy crawlers! The paper ones are fine. I don't tend to kill them. hee hee

I think this is my favorite card so far. I love flowers, especially when they are 3D. Don't know if you can see it but, there is glitter on the centers of the flowers and on the green background stem of (?) not sure if it is suppose to be baby breath or something like that hee hee. I may like flowers but, I am no gardener! I have never been good at keeping them alive. So I love the paper ones. They work much better for me. But, I don't turn down a bouquet of real flowers when ever my husband is inclined to give me some. hee hee
This is the inside of the "Happy Everything" card. the pic does not do it justice either. I'm thinking I need a new camera. (It is an old digetal camera)

This is a cute Christmas card. The trim around their hats has gold glitter on them. I like glitter, incase you didn't know. LOL If you can see the card has some gold thread sewn into the paper. I thought the gold on the hats would kinda bring it all together.

This is the inside of the card. I just love the gold thread and the cute little button shaped like a gift wrapped box. The paper is very christmasy! (is that a word? lol) Anyway I love it!

Don't you just love these cute little hedge hogs. I'm not sure if this stamp is Penny Black. But I think it is. This card is so whimsical! I love it.

This is the inside of the "Hedge Hogs bearing a gift for you." This pic does not do it justice! The colors are very pretty and elegant.
I went to a card shop at my sisters, where about 8 good friends gathered to make all these lovely cards. I have really enjoyed making these cards. Thank you Sis for having us over and for all the hard work you put into making these card kits for us at such an unbelivably low cost! You're the greatest!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tags and a Card

This is the Anniversary card I made to give to my hubby. The picture on it is from our wedding album. The picture did not come out as good as I had hoped. I had to scan it then save and then print it. The quality is not good. but, it is the thought that counts. And he loved it! That counts too. hee hee.
This is the inside of the card. You can hardly see where I signed it because I wrote it on the brown.

Here are some of the tags I have been working on for a swap. My friend Belinda gave me some really good ideas. and she let me use a cricut cart. i don't have at home. Thanks Belinda. I don't remember the name of the cart. but, I know it has to do with Christmas. lol I took the top pic because I wanted to get closer so the sparkle would show but, it doesn't. I need a better camera to get that bling to show. Anyway you get the idea.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pop-up Card

Here is the card I made last night around midnight (hee hee). My dear sister sent me a site on Utube that showed videos on cardmaking. Thanks Kat. Anyway, after I saw that video, I just had to make it. So here it is. Of course I didn't have the exact same papers and stamps, but it works for me. I made it a little smaller than what she had made hers. I used plain white cardstock for the card and blue from my stash of CM cardstock. The stamps I chose for this card are from CTMH With Love and Follow Your Dreams. The wire is from my jewelry stash.
I really had fun with this technique. I am going to use some products from MW (I have very little of that in my inventory. Working on it.) to make another card using this technique. When I have finished I will post that one. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Halloween Poem

Ok, by request, I am posting my Halloween poem, which I wrote for my Halloween card I made for a swap on the Cricut Messageboard. This is how it goes. Don't laugh please.

Creepy, crawlies in the night,
Out to give us all a fright.

Halloween is here again,
Could put us all in the loony bin.

I won't let them take you away,
I want you to have a spooktacular day.

So when this day has gone away,
I want you to remember these words I say.

When the sky is dark, and you feel a fright,
Just remember it is only Halloween night.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Halloween Card

This is the front of the card and the envelope I made myself. Thank you Belinda for your help on the envelope.

This is the inside of my card. I wrote the poem myself.

I am having sooooo much fun today! I have been playing with my new Cricut Expressions. I have made a card for a swap I am in, so actually I made eight of the same card, which is posted here. I used Stretch your Imagination cart., Plantin Schoolbook cart. and Paper Pups.

The main card was created with the Streach your Imagination cart. The words were created using the outher cartriges. It was a lot of work, but worth it. I like the way they came out. I can't wait to see what the others have come up with in my swap group. Well that is it for tonight. I need to get off this computer and make the envelopes. Then they will be ready for mailing. thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


This is the card I made the other day between loads of laundry and other house work.

This is what it looks like when you pull it out. You can put a pic on it or a saying of your choice. The saying on the bottom is "memorible moments". The picture does not do it justice. Thanks for looking.
This is Ophelia and River already for the water. They look like sea monsters don't they. They swim like little fishies. They loved the water. I went in it with them for about an hour or so. Then we had lunch. I stayed out after lunch but, they went back in for a long time. I hope they remember this for a long time. I remember the times Kathy and I spent with our grandparents doing special things.
River put his little boat in the water but it just kept coming back to shore LOL.

He finally just said "here it come Grammy." and then they both went out to play somemore. I am glad they liked the water. It was wavy and warm.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A New Card Style for Me

Hello. I had a "stay home day" today. I actually stayed home ha ha. Ya sounds nuts doesn't it. I don't stay home often. So today I felt creative. I was inspired by the tutorials at Because I don't have the exact stamp shone on the tutorials I improvised. of course lol.

Here is the first one I created. This card opens like a gate. The smaller oval is also the latch. I used basic white cs to stamp on. The congratulations stamp is CTMH. The flower pot stamp is Stampin up. The small paper flowers and brads are from MemoryWorks.

This is the inside of the card. It is left blank so that a note can be hand written.

This card is also from the splitcoaststampers site. It is called the flap card. The paper is from Creative memories, White cs and neutral are from a local craft store or department store. The stickers are from CTMH My Stickease and the paper flower is from MW. The sticker "It's a Beautiful Day" is also the latch to keep the card closed.

The inside of the flap card. Again blank to personalize with a note.

This is also a flap card. Paper from CM, flower's from MW, and the stickers are from CTMH. The sticker is the latch for this card.

This is the inside of the flap card. Again it is blank for that personal note.

Well, I had fun today just playing with my craft stuff , working on these cards. How fun!! I need more days like this one. Mmmmm but, then I wouldn't get any house work done. I guess I couldn't do this everyday. Ya, it will be a while before I will have this kind of day again. This weekend I will have my grandchildren over. We are going to the beach on Saturday, if the weather is good. Can't wait! Gonna bring my camera and take lots of pics. Ok well it is really late and I need to go to bed. Got some things to do tomorrow before the kids come over on Friday. Like getting groceries, stuff like that. Good night.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This is the card I made for my husband for Father's Day.

This is the inside of the Father's Day card I made for my husband. I got the idea of the card from SplitcoastStampers.

Here are some cards I made. They are note cards and most are blank inside so you could write what ever message you want to. I just love making cards. I guess I am addicted! Thanks Kat. LOL

Card Shop

I am sorry I didn't get this pic into my last blog. I must have missed it when I loaded them into my computer. Anyway this is Heather (Belinda's daughter). A young lady who was also in our card shop at Belinda's. She has five children and believe me she is a busy mom and she helps to keep Belinda busy too. I hear they have many baseball games and other activities to attend. I remember those days with my son. boy, those bleachers are hard on the behind lol.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Last Card Shop For the Summer

This is Belinda our hostess. What a great hostess she was. She fed us, let us use her cuttlebug, and anything else we needed. THANKS BELINDA!
This is Daryl. She is the lucky winner of the Big door prize! She loves winning!! (lol Don't we all')
This is Kathy our CTMH consultant. She is a great teacher! She is the winner of the 2nd drawing. She won some really great stuff. You go girl!
Here is what Daryl won when her name was drown. Look at all that cool stuff!
Here are some of the cards we made today. The characters were cut from the small cricut. Belinda and I spent a few hours on separate occasions gluing the characters together for everyone to have for their cards. I must say they all look spectacular!!!
Michelle and her mom Priscilla also came to this fun party. They had a great time. We see them here with the thank you gifts which, Belinda gave to all the attendees.

It is now June 9th the last card shop at Belinda's. It was a fun time! The cards turned out beautifully, The food was delicious! Thanks Belinda. You are a great hostess. And thanks for the gifts. So I thought you might like to see some of the pics I took of the activities that took place today. Later I will post pics of the cards we made. They came out sooooooo gooooood!

Congrats to you Daryl for winning the big door prize! (Only those who placed a $1oo order on Belinda's party could be entered in this drawing.)
Congrats to you Kathy for winning the second drawing! Everyone was included in this drawing.


Have you made a memory today?