Still enjoying the holiday

Wow! It's awfully quiet this week. I guess lots of people are on holiday or busy with other activities. I am actually having a nice little break sans kinder. Of course I miss her dearly and call to speak with her daily. So maybe that's why it seems so quiet? I don't have my Tigger bouncing from room to room. When she is away I miss hearing her playing the keyboard and singing along ever so lightly. There is no screaming for something to be fixed. I miss her. I really do. She makes me smile, laugh out loud from her silliness, and always gives the best hugs.

Okay, I am getting sentimental. Let's focus on a few things I had time to create the last few days.

Just a couple of cards I made, including one for the 2 Sketches 4 You weekly card challenge.

Both of these cards use MAMBI paper and Glimmer Mist. I just got a bottle of it and already used a 1/4 of it in a day! Oh my! It's kinda addictive spraying it on things to get a glittery effect. I bought the Khaki, which was not my first choice but the LSS was out of Coffee. Flexibility is important. :-)
My take on Laura's sketch this week:

Also made a few Valentine's Day items that I will have to share later. I just realized that I failed to take pictures this afternoon. Boo hiss. Thank you for checking out my little creative area. Have a terrific Tuesday!


Pink Elephant Joy

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and for those that don't celebrate this holiday, hoping you had a relaxing day. Our family had the usual feast and it was pure craziness for two days but seems to have settled down now.
My daughter made me a present that I wanted to share. I think it is ever so cute! In the past, she has made finger pots that I have sitting out for display and absolutely cherish. I love getting anything she creates. This year she made me an elephant.

By far my favorite tangible item I received from the holiday.

Now that I am back home, I was able to do some re purposing. I suppose it could be considered recycling as well. I started with a cracker(popper) that my Mother buys every year for the family. Although we are not British, we have picked up the tradition of the Christmas crackers and this years was filled with really cool toys! The most exciting thing for me was the beautiful paper it was created from. It had a leaf pattern with outlines in red glitter. I saved mine and made a card challenge for Let's Scrap.


Just a quick project

I made this yesterday while I was waiting for the delivery people to arrive. I used my brother's Christmas photo card and a paper mache house. I wanted to give a little something to Raegan's parents (sister in law). I searched the last few days looking for a gift for them and was not happy with anything I saw. Yesterday the mail came and in it was my brother's card. I saw the photo and immediately knew what I was going to use it for. Now hopefully I can get another picture for myself.
This is the little bird on the top of the house.

This is a side view which shows how I used pinking shears to cute the paper's and added tiny glass marbles to the roof for a crystal effect.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!


Thank you ²

Christmas came a bit early for me this year. I received swaps from Sandra Ricks and Frizzy! Sandra was my partner for the Mini New Year's swap and Frizzy was my secret Santa for Shindig's Secret Swap. Oh my!

Okay let me start with Sandra's package because I got this yesterday but just got around to opening. I was in a rush this weekend to get to Simon's and I promised Jacquelynn she can open packages with me. She totally loves that!! This box was huge!! Jacquelynn was convinced there was a big stuffed animal inside. She was sorta right, because Sandra sews and she made me this adorable snowman pillow with primitive stitch and the word "wish". It's so cute!!! Beautiful! She sent party horns and confetti to ring in the new year which Jacquelynn has been walking around tooting on all day. She scooped the blue on up so the picture does not show it since she was utilizing it. Then she sent me the sweetest vintage hankies and tons of gorgeous ribbon!! I can't wait to use this! Also she sent me several white snowflakes which I am going to be using for a project very soon, a cute snowman ornament, a tin snowflake ornament ( I bought one of these last month and was so wishing I had bought two! You must have been reading my mind!) and a box of Junior Mints. Oh yum! My favorite candy. Thank you ! I love it all!

Sandra has some great ideas on her blog! Go check it out!
Then today I got my Secret Santa swap from Frizzy and I must say, I popped over to her site and was really touched while reading it. Go check out her absolutely adorable daughter, Ya ya!
She sent me an entire stack, yes,a stack of textured cardstock! Yahoo!!! Always need this so I was thrilled to receive it. At first I did not realize there was something tucked inside the stack. I realized after I saw a bulge on the top and quickly knew she had hidden some goodies for me. Indeed she did! There were several packages of cute stickers for the holidays, a metal snowflake ornament and an RX pad for New Year's woes. How funny is that? I was cracking up when I read the cover. Check out all those neat 3-d stickers she sent me! Too cool! Thank you Frizzy!

Thank you ladies for all your generousity! And thank you to those that stopped by to see! Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season has me busy with family so not too much to share with you. I do have the weekly sketch challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You completed and will work on a few others later if I get the chance. I am awaiting a delivery so trapped at home which could be a good thing. Of course, I need to get to post office and mail Sandra and Pam's packages. Sorry ladies, I had them in my car for a few days and meant to get to them but then Simon was ill and yesterday was a complete disaster for last minute shopping. Ughhh! Will get those out to you ASAP!

This week it's Kazan's 16th sketch. I did a anytime card with Christmas papers or at least I think I can use it any time. I don't think it looks too festive to share after the holidays. You can tell me if you agree maybe? ;-)

Supplies used:
MAMBI Patterned Paper
Bazzill High Heel cardstock
Making Memories cream ribbon
Prima flowers
Kaiser flowers and pearls
Inkadinko "of you" sentiment stamp

Made another one too from same paper line and will share tomorrow!


As Promised

I completed a few cards and so excited to share. The only problem was the lighting this evening for photos was not so good. Ughhh! Not the greatest but going to post. Probably will kick myself later for posting it but... I was anxious to share!!

First is my 2 Sketches 4 You weekly card for Laura's sketch.

Supplies used: K & Company Christmas Cheer patterned paper, Making Memories Fa La La red shimmer alphabet letters and die cut snowflake, green stripe ribbon, and Paper Reflections craft card.
Second is for a challenge over on MMFY by a fellow DT member, Vicki. She had a dry embossing technique challenge. I used a card from DCWV that has polka dots embossed on them. It was a simple card for my future in laws. I used Teresa Collins, "Tis the Season" paper and Target flocked snowflake ribbon.

Thank you for viewing my blog! I appreciate your stopping by!


Piano Recital and New DT

Jacquelynn had her piano recital tonight and it was fabulous! She played, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" beautifully! She looked so lovely in her new holiday dress that Nana bought her and a tad bit of makeup (without a reaction-yahoo!) I have to share a photograph of her with the Christmas tree she decorated entirely by herself. She insisted upon doing it herself including putting the star on top. She asked me to leave the room while she put the ornaments on. After she was done, she called me to come and witness it's splendor. She amazes me with her enthusiasm and dedication to complete projects. This Christmas tree will be remembered forever!
I have not worked on any cards since Saturday. I made a few gifts for Christmas but can't share here since those people may stop by. Sorry, I like to give surprises! :-)
I did receive fantastic news. I am joining the Apron Strings Designs 2009 card DT! I am so delighted that I was selected to be a part of the team! I will be working with lots of talented ladies and can't wait to see what they cook up!
Tomorrow I hope to have some new creations to share. Thank you for stopping by!


52 Sketches...52 Weeks

Julie offers a new sketch each week for 52 weeks. I recently found her site through Let's Scrap and did a card based on her 49th sketch. I did a rendition of the sketch via a card. Not sure if it qualifies but still had fun making it. LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist patterned paper,Prism green floss, white felt, Colorbok Joy chipboard circle, Making Memories buttons


Ackkkkk!!! It's Thursday!!

I can't believe it is Thursday already! It's been an odd week for me. Due to vision problems, I have not worked on anything in a few days because everything is so blurry. Despite the fact I have been to my optometrist twice in the past few weeks and have an appointment tomorrow, my vision is not improving. Everything is slightly blurred and night driving has become terrible with light reflections. I am completely dismayed that my astigmatism will cause me to never have clear vision. The past few months my sight has decreased rapidly. I went to have my eyes checked and we have tried a new lens but it's just not working. In fact, I took it out for 24 hours and there appeared to be no difference between wearing it and not. Huh? Okay need to pump this out because I feel a headache coming on.
Here are the 2 sketch challenges for 2 Sketches 4 You this week. I used some recycled items on each card. I like to reuse packaging for products if I can.
First is Kazan's #15:

I used a recycled priority mail box for the card base, some warm white acrylic paint, Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste papers, Prima flower, AC Moore ribbon,Kaiser Craft Pearls, and a red satin button

Bonus Sketch by Heidi:

Supplies: flat green card, Teressa Collins Tis the Season Tag papers, Prima Say it in Crystals packaging (black polka dot),Making Memories black shimmer alphabet stickers, black card stock, and Sharpie black marker


Mojo Madness #63

While searching the net, I found a new card blog that I really like! Always fun to see what others are up to and then a challenge to boot-sweet! Poetic Artistry offers a sketch each week to inspire card makers to branch out and try something new, old, or indifferent to you. Obviosuly I like challenges so I had to try this one. Here's my card:

I kept it simple. Which is so peculiar for me. I usually seem to be adding buttons, ribbon, bling, etc. Not this time!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world and wishing everyone a wonderful day!


Published card

I had a project accepted in the Paper Crafts magazine selling now and it was in the magazine but project details were posted on the site. Here's a link to my key card


Yeah a new sketch

Always fun! 2 Sketches 4 You offers a weekly card sketch that many crafters look forward to. Including myself! This is Laura's #14 sketch. Wow! The weeks have gone by quickly since 2S4Y started. As stated above, it's with excitement on Mondays I go to the blog to see the new sketch. Then throughout the week amazing cards are shared from people all over the world. It's absolutely incredible to see the creativity!

I worked on mine while talking with Simon via speakerphone....

Supplies used: Kaiser craft paper, Making Memories ribbon and glitter butterfly, My Mind's Eye rub-on, Prism floss.

Thank you for stopping by!


So much love in the mail

Oh my goodness! I have not checked my mail in three days! To be honest, it's been weak, filled with medicare letters, which , "hello! I am not 65!!!" Anyhow, I went today. Yes, I dragged myself to the box and the mail carrier had left me a key to open the extra storage box. When I opened it up I almost fell on the ground. It was packed with boxes! Okay, it was 3 boxes but to me this was incredible -let me have these little moments in life to relish please. I brought it in and told J it was Christmas early. LOL! I asked her if she wanted to open a box and she was quick to reply yes!
So she chose Pam's box. Pam and I have been doing Monday mailer's now for a year? It's been a bit! Now we are doing monthly mailers and every time she sends me something it's always something fabulous! Check it out:
Let me preface by saying the picture is awful because I was a little jacked up on York Peppermint Patties. Ivon was my secret Santa sister for a MMFY swap and she sent me a whole bag of the delightful treats! Sorry, had to have one (or two-whose counting?) She had strict instructions not to open the package underneath the zip lock of candy till Dec. 25th though! I put it back without peaking. She must know me very well, because sending the chocolate will hold me over while I wait! Hee hee! It's a good distraction for me Ivon! Thank you!

Jacquelynn was ecstatic! Her favorite cookies and a decorating kit to boot! Pam this rocks! She looked at the different sprinkles and marvelled about how beautiful her cookies are going to look using them! Your card is so cute! Love that snowman! Thank you Pam!
So I told you about the second, well kind of and then the third box was from Sarah. It was a whimsey jar filled with the coolest bling, brads, buttons, ribbon, glue dots, chocolate (these ladies know my weak spot!) and more! It was a snowman's paradise! Love it! I dumped it out and J and I went through it all! Here's a snapshot of the goodies:

But wait- there was more mail! My Grandmother sent J and I a Thanksgiving card that plays the Peanuts theme wishing us a wonderful Thanksgiving. Okay, I adore Snoopy and so does J. A great card and she sent us a dream catcher. I am hanging it in J's room to capture any unpleasant dreams she may have. Thank you Marie!

And last but not least-
Another swap I was in was Queen Bee and it was my week to be showered with mail. Kimmie sent me this gorgeous fleur-de-lis card she made that was embossed 2 different ways (powder and dry). Oh my goodness girl! That card rocks! She wrapped the card in a piece of scrapbook paper that is beautiful. I was like, hey I am recycling this paper. She also sent me some way cool tags! Oh my! Thank you!
Kimmie's awesome work:

Thanks ladies for all the wonderful surprises! :-)

100 is the most wonderful!

Yep, my 100th post. I did not think I would ever be diligent about maintaining a blog but the motivation from others has kept me going. Thanks for all your kind comments and support!
As always, Monday's mean the news sketch is up at 2 Sketches 4 You. I can never resist the challenge.
Supplies used:
K & Co. patterned paper by Brenda Walton
Floral holly pick
Prism floss
and red button

Hopefully I will be able to try the bonus sketch soon as well! I love the shape of it.


More Joy

The Sass Lass papers are addictive! I have been working on 2 Sketches 4 You's weekly sketches using their papers.

First is Laura's sketch:

And then Kristen's bonus sketch:


Willy Wonka

I am so excited to see my niece perform tonight as Violet in Willy Wonka. She loves performing and has a wonderful voice. The entire family is going for opening night. This is her second play with Piped Piper. She will perform in Alice in Wonderland next. She has been rehearsing for both plays the past few weeks. For an 11 year old, that's a plate load!

As for me, I got the new paperline "Life at the Pole" by Sass Lass and was able to play with them last night. Once I start workng with the papers I find they are easier than I thought.
This is a gift bag, card, and tag.


Wearing two different socks and

not even concerned. In the past I would be horrified upon discovering I was sporting an eclectic mix of socks. But in today's economy of constant downsizing and foreclosures looming over many head's, this is "a mere spit in the bucket" as my grandmother would say.
Have you ever felt close to someone you have never met yet their names are spoken at the dinner table by your partner, in the car by your child, or in the break room by a co-worker? Today was a day for me to feel angst for a few people I have never physically met. Yet my heart was dismayed by the situations their lives have recently endured. It's the person my darling fiance has cursed under his breath many times for their ignorant business decisions that cost him time and money. It's a friend's husband that flees his family the moment problems surmount causing a sea of tears. Several times I would concur that said "idiot" or "loser" should be fired or not allowed to return. However, the moment it does occur I feel incredibly sadden that the card was dealt and the game is "over". Do we hit the deck too many times in life trying to hit blackjack only to find we have gone over because we risked it? It seems some people learn quickly to stay while others gamble to the end. Never learning to quit "while ahead" so to speak. I'm not a gambler. I was never good at knowing when to stay or hit. So instead of trying, I'd avoid it. All the while thinking I was doing so well by avoiding the temptation. Not so though. We gamble everyday when we wake up and start our day. Those people I never met, well they took a chance and it may have taken them over the limit, but they were brave enough to take that chance. I empathize with them and pray their dilemma(s) will be resolved.
And my gamble will be wearing non matching socks till I go over my limit.

Now on to the card challenges! I have one card for two different challenges. 2Sketches 4 You had the sketch and Cardalicious asked for a file folder card. So I put the challenges together and came up with this:

Supplies used are My Mind's Eye Laundry Line papers, chipboard, natural hemp cord, Doodlebug button, SU Chocolate chip Ink, and Bazzil cardstock. Thanks for stopping by my blog and wishing you a wonderful week!


Keep in Touch Kits

Kelly posted about the work I made from her kit she sent me in October. Check it out! Love her kits!!! Click on the title of this post to take you there. Thanks Kelly!


Back woes and a cough =not feeling well

Yes, I am feeling a bit run down and nursing a cold which may have contributed to my back woes from coughing so much. :-( Enter Ricola. J told me I was scaring her when I cough. Keep conversations at bay and heat pack on high till this abaits.
I have a few things to share with you today. First congrats to the new DT at 2 Sketches for You and Happy Birthday to Kazan!
The new sketch is up and I have my take on it to share:
Also a fellow DT member at Making Memories for You has a color challenge on the site to use red as the title or sentiment on your layout or card. No problem for me since red is my favorite color! Come on over and see all the DT's cool challenges for a chance to win a prize! Here is my example:

And my final project was such fun! Over at Paper Popsicles, the November monthly theme challenges have started and this week's is to make a tag using papers that are not Christmas themed. Non-traditional if you may. I used BG paper to make mine. There is a sketch to follow for the tag so go check it out and try it! Here's mine:



I love to find new card blogs; especilly ones with incredible work and cool challenges! Cardalicious has a challenge each week and I decided to join in on the fun. They have an awesome design team! Definitely check it out!


Paper Crafts Gourmet

It's almost ready! The new Paper Crafts Gourmet is available for pre-order on the CK site. It is loaded with fun recipes and projects. Here is one tasty recipe and project from Alisa Bangerter courtesy of Paper Crafts.
My daughter loves biscuits so I am definitely going to be making these for her!
Yummy! Don't they look delicious?

Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits
By: Alisa Bangerter
This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Chives (optional)
Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

This is a cute little tag she made. Below are the supplies and instructions.

Enjoy Halloween Tag
Designer: Alisa Bangerter
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) www.dafont.com Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"
1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

You can order your copy at Paper Crafts. Enjoy! :-)


Halloween Week

I am excited to see the new sketch up at 2S4Y. It's Kazan's this week. Really fun! Here's mine:

I used Teresa Collins Papers from Kit Card Shop supplied for Making Memories For You card DT for Oct/Nov. and Jo-Ann's fibers and craft button from my supply. Thanks for stoppong by!


Vintage Pink Christmas Swap Questions Answered

Here are the questions for my Vintage Pink Christmas Swap.

1. What is your favorite Christmas decoration? Oh no! Has to be vintage mercury ornaments in gold and red

2. What colors/themes do you decorate for Christmas? I have a red, white, and green french country tree in living room. In family room I have a skinny tree with white wooden angels, grapevine wreaths, white birds, well everything is white. :-)

3. What Christmas item would you love to have? Vintage paper ornaments in reds and golds. Pretty much love anything in red that is french country.

4. Favorite goodie & hot drink?Old fashioned gingerbread hot from the oven and Hazelnut coffee. Love Hob Nob Pinot Noir wine also!

5. Are you a crafter? If so what crafts do you do? I am a papercrafter. Love to make cards, alter items, and make scrap pages/albums.

6. What is your favorite pink item in your home? My Horizon of Hope baskets

7. What do you collect? Currently, hmm. Coach purses? No, I am not collecting anything any longer because running out of space!

8. Do you have special family traditions for the holidays? Yes, we decorate the tree together listening to Christmas music, bake cookies, always go to parent's house Christmas Eve, open one gift Christmas Eve, and try to help others out that are less fortunate.

I have a tween daughter.


Sketch Challenge

I am a little late posting this one for the week, but 2S4Y has the new sketch up so go take a look. Here's my card for Laura's 11.


What will you choose?

Psalm 143:8 (NIV)
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

I awoke today in complete darkness. I went to the window to watch the sunrise rise over the tree tops and I thought God has given me another day. It is my choice what I choose to do with it. I can throw it away or use it. I can share with everyone my love for God and what he has to offer or not. What will I choose to do?

Eventually I will cease to be, but today is not that day. So I must throw myself into the flow of life and give forth all I have to another day. Why you ask? Because somewhere, someone is mourning the loss of a loved one, wishing for one more day, and yet it can never be.
I am grateful to God for the life he has given me. I know God exists because he has given me my precious daughter. He entrusted me with her and I can't throw away my days because I am not able to rescue myself from my worries of everyday life. I must trust in the Lord and remain faithful even if a quick answer is not given. I know he will guide me in the right direction.

Finally, what I created below is with much sadness.

My dear friend your father was a wonderful person who never wavered in his belief or love for God. He is embraced by the Lord now. His laugh, smile, and kind words will be greatly missed. God bless William E. Carper.


A thumping bore Friday

Thumping bore is nice once in a while. You can't always have a jazzy life. That's fine by me as long as I have my family near. J and I are going to enjoy our weekend and do whatever we may. :-)
Today I made an ATC for the EmbellishedFriday Night Live Challenge:

This ATC uses Webster's Pages, Royal Rub-On's, and pink organdy ribbon.
Wishing you a fantastic Friday!


Oh joy! Happy Thursday after a whacked Wednesday!

Well, today seems to have gone better than yesterday. Thank goodness! I had a peculiar Wednesday. I kinda figured it could not get too more Seuss like. If so, I was bound and determined to write a children's book about it. LOL! Simon and I discussed this. He likes to draw and I like to write, hence a a great pairing. Another sign we were meant to be together. ;-) Where's my pineapple Simon?

I did receive some fabulous news! I am on the shortlist for a potential card designer position at the Embellished site! I was on the phone with Simon when I read this news and he was discussing how someone was throwing a temper tantrum for a USB port. I was jumping all over the living room, dining room, kitchen, silently as he was venting. It's hard when he is having a bad day and mine is going so well. Of course, yesterday he was supporting me. I wish each of you could know how empathic he is. He apologizes for other's people actions often.
I want to share my two final cards from a challenge to make four cards on the Paperpopsicles site. I did my Easter and birthday card.

The Easter card uses My Mind's Eye Laundry Line patterned paper, Sandylion paper image, Prima flowers, SU Creamy Caramel ink, Kaiser Rhinestones, and Hallmark twill.

The party girl card uses: October Afternoon Hometown paper, die cut, Daisy d's rub on, Kaiser Rhinestone,and DMC floss.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful Thursday!


Mondays are for relaxing??

Tracie sent me a picture from the wine tasting party and well... it looks like Simon is not happy. Not sure because conveyed differently. Hmmm.
Another weekend went by quickly. My fave day is here, Monday! Because there are new challenges! I mean lots! Just got off the phone with Frankie from MMFY and Scor It has offered up a great prize for the blog. Show off your folding skills with this challenge to win a mini Scor It with tote!

Check the blog out for more details.

Also, 2S4Y always offers a weekly sketch on Monday and it's Kazan's this week. Already the DT has incredible cards to share with you on the site. Completely amazing! Once again, humbling myself to try and throw my contribution in the group. Can't help myself. :-)


So many good things

We tried 12 different Pinot Noirs and the winner was..... Hob Nob! My favorite. Simon and I had a great time meeting new friends and catching up with old friends. Always have a good time at their events. We were the last group of people to leave.
This morning Simon woke up and fixed me breakfast. Yummy! He's so sweet! We had mimosas, eggs, potatoes, and toast. He was really bubbly this AM. It was cute to hear him call for me to come and eat. He had it under control. Bless his heart. He is such a great man!
At MMFY, the monthly card sketch is up and here is my take:
It's a fun sketch. Click on the link and join the site if you aren't a member already. There are many games,RAKS,contests, challenges, and general inspiration at the site. It's a great group of ladies on the site!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Saturdays are for Pinot Noir and saying Thanks!

Just a quick post today. Simon and I are going to a friends house for a Pinot Noir wine tasting. They have an annual wine tasting at their compound (huge house with pool, guest house, party barn, wine making facilities,) and everyone brings a wine to blind taste test. Tracie is an awesome cook! So is Jorge! They are fabulous hosts and we always look forward to going. Even better, I will see Terresa there. It's been a while. Since April when we went to New Orleans. Whew! Anyhow,working on some new things but trying to make some fast cards. Is that possible?

My wonderful friend Pam sent me a huge package this week! Oh my goodness! She made an entire book for Jacquelynn. All I have to do is add photos. I was so tickled and so was J. Pam you are so talented! You gotta start sharing your work with magazines! They will scoop your art up. She also sent me a cute band-aid tin to alter with a whole bunch of Halloween paper, embellies, stickers, etc. I mean it was packed! I am sharing a few cards I made below with the items she sent me. Love that paper. You have to tell me who makes it Pam! I am going to get the tin altered next week and will share. Also want to get shots of the book she made J. It's so perfect for her! Pink and all. ;-) Thank you so much Pam!


Another fever day

This fever is relentless! It just keeps coming back. I feel so bad for DD. She is doing better but can't kick that fever.

Not much time around here to create. Hopefully tomorrow will be a fever free day.

Card below is for challenge I mentioned yesterday at Paperpopsicles. I used some older Flair paper I found in my paper stash. I can still recall when I bought this paper. I loved the vintage feel to it.

Okay, that's it for me today/tonight.

Inspire Me


Sickness looms

in my household. DD has been very sick the last 2 days. Not a lot of time to work on anything except, laundry and dishes. I have been trying to get her fever down. At high was 104.4. It finally dropped but peaks again and then plummets. I did call the doctor and tomorrow we will go to see her. DD is not happy. I was hoping it would not happen, but temperature is still there. :-(

New sketch is up at 2S4Y and I had to do it. Especially since MMFY is sponsoring!

Thanks for coming by to see my blog! I appreciate it!