Monday, December 27, 2010

I have been creating and not bloggin'

This is the inside of the calendars I made for gifts to give out at Christmas this year. I had lots of supplies to make things and no money to spend on gifts so I kept busy getting things made for family and friends. I love making things for people who will use them.
I also made some pocket post-it-notes to match the calendars. I thought the plaid made these look more masculine. I gave these to my son and his partner.
I have recently become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and these next pics are of gift cards I made using the products I received in my starter kit.
I made a set of gift cards to put in to a box and give as a hostess gift when I have my first workshop or party. Now that the holidays are nearly over, I will be checking with my friends to set dates for classes or just small gatherings. There are a lot of great deals coming our way starting in January.
This is the box I made to hold the gift cards. The products were taken from my started kit. the ribbon is 5/8 inch, whisper white. The box is made using Whisper White cardstock and Brights Collection Designer Series Paper. The stamps are from "So Many Thanks", the flower is from "For All You Do". I cut the flowers out and used demensionals and some pearls I had in my stash. Aside from the pearls. everything else came from Stampin' Up!

These two gift cards are also made from SU products in my starter kit. I made them for make n takes they are very cute and fun to make.
I made this card also from my starter kit. I entered it into a contest for new SU demo's. Hopefully I posted it correctly lol. After making this card I decided to make more to go into a set to give as a Christmas gift. I'm thinking I will make a box for it as well.
And this is the set. I tried to make then slightly different in the way they were laid out and also the way the ribbon was tied. Well I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me. I am so sorry I take so long between posts. I really need to put it on my schedule to do on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by.

Some pics to share

We were just plowed out. These are a few pics of the storm earlier today. The wind was a blowin and the snow was a flyin! We got quite a bit of snow last night and today. Thanks for plowing us out Roger.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gone too long

Hi, So sorry it has been so long since my last post. It has been very busy here for my husband and myself. We are settled in here at my Dad's place. It has been a challenged to come to terms with the loss of Dad. He has blessed Scott and I so much! His home is now ours. It may be a small place but we can and intend to increase its size in our future. I miss my Dad and Mom. There are so many memories in this place. Every room is filled with their presence. Sometimes I still cry but the memories are so precious to me.

I have still been crafting. Sometimes I accomplish a lot and other times not so much. It sure is different living with only one other person. Yep you guessed it. Our children are all grown now. Our youngest is renting the apartment we were renting when Scott and I came to live with Dad during his last days. The empty nest thing feels kinda good actually. I get to listen to my music as loud as I want to now too. No neighbors to worry about offending. We still help Nate out ... we give him rides to and from work (in Bangor). He is working on getting his license. Yahoooooo. But then I will be worrying about him on the road. There are so many irresponsible drivers out there today it is scary to be on the roads. I am working on giving that to God now.

Ok, so now that I have babbled on I will be back later to try to post some of the projects I have taken pics of. Gotta go for now to take Nate to work. I think I will work on some more organization as well. I am trying to get my craft supplies and tools together in a more usable way. So bye for now. God bless you all. Hugs!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Dad in a happy moment. I wish I could remember what he is laughing about. If you could hear him you would just have to laugh too.

We just had Dad's funeral yesterday. Tomorrow he will be buried with full military honors. Though he has gone from this life, he is now living a new life with Jesus. He is now celebrating his arrival in Heaven. Those in attendance are friends and loved ones, Grampa, Nana, Maybel, Brian, Mom, Billy, and Rachel and many others. Though I have not mentioned there names they are missed none the less. We will see each other again one day and we will celebrate too. I will miss you Dad.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cards From February MW Express

Hi everyone! I have been playing today with my Feb. 2010 MW Express Kit. Mamma Mia. I made five cards related to love. The pics do not do them justice. This card was made with the CS in the kit and the Sentiments were also part of the kit the Flowers are Petaloo from MW. The bling in the flowers are zva crystals also from MW. It is hard to tell but, I embossed the card base using my cuttlebug and hearts folder. I also use zva dots to pop the sentiment.
Oh you can see that I did emboss it on this pic. The brownish flower has sparkles on it makes it so shinny. I really like the pink! Don't know why. I don't usually like pink. Hmmm I wonder if it is my age? Well we won't go there. lol.

Oh and I should mention that the pearls are not from MW. They are from my stash. I have more to post a little later. I have something else pressing me at this moment, so I will try to come back later to post the rest.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A New Project

Hi everyone. It has been a challenging 2 months. At this time my DH and I are staying at my Dad's while he is recovering from an infection. He has emphizema (spell). When he has a cold or in this case bronchitis, the empizema stirs up as well. It is taking a very long time for him to overcome this set back. Meanwhile I stay with him to help him like with cooking and real basic stuff for him. The cleaning that I cannot do for him gets down by people from Helping Hands. Thank God for them. After getting into a routine, I have begone to work on some of my paper crafting. So this post is to show you what I have been able to accomplish during quiet times. In the photos above you will see the Giant Nugget Box I made. I found the directions to make the box from It is fun to make, but hard to resist the chocolates. Most of the products I used to make the box, cards and nugget wrappers come from my own business; MemoryWorks. I have placed a sizable order from "myself" and am now creating different things to showcase the products I sell. If you are interested in checking out my website please go to Create you own account to get your very own shopping cart. Then go to "shop our products." There you will find a large variety of scrapbook supplies from many companies. Check out Simple Stories, the exclusive scrapbook system by MemoryWorks. As soon as I get my kit and supplies I will be posting my simple story here as it progresses. If you are looking for directions for the cards, envies, and nugget wrappers, go to "my blog" on my website. I will be posting the directions there soon.
I hope you are having a happy scrapfilled day.
Thank you for stopping by.

Have you made a memory today?