Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas cards for 2009

I worked on these 5 Christmas cards today. I photos leave a lot to be desired. However in real life they are very cute.

Here is another color combo for the inside.

Here are the 5 cards all together. Just click on the photo and you will see a larger pic. These are simular to the other one I posted before.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Icy pictures

This morning it snowed about an inch and now is raining. Since I hadn't posted these pictures when we got the ice storm about a week ago, I thought I would post them now.
I wasn't at home to take pictures, but I got them at daycare. Traveling in an ice storm is scarey at best, but it sure does have breath taking beauty.

This is where the kids play when the weather co-operates! Nice toys and a swing set to play with.

Here is another shot of the back yard. See how the trees are bending over with all the weight of the ice on them. I you want to see a closer look just click on a pic.

I survived Christmas

I survived Christmas, barely! LOL. It seems I can operate on little to NO sleep for days! Which for me this time, seems to be a matter of a couple of weeks total. Whew! Now the hub-bub of the season is over, I can take a few minutes to sit back and enjoy my cup of Gingerbread flavored coffee. Yummy!

Now yesterday I was working on a different kind of card I saw on another gal's blog, Michelle Giraud. Her accordion card is similar, but mine I did a few things differently. Thanks Michelle! If I knew how to insert her blog addy here I would do it, but am computer illiterate (well almost).

Here is the inside: I took a plain piece of card stock cut it to 5 1/4 inches by 12 inches, scored the paper at 2 inches, 5 inches and 8 inches. The backing piece is 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches.

I folded on the scored lines to get this fold. I measured DP paper to 1/4 inch smaller than the space I wanted to decorate. I then added my greeting and the pop-dotted flower corners. I cut around 12 inches for the ribbon, glued it to the back of the card, then glued down the card and the ribbon.

Here is the card closed. I had the ribbon wrap all the way around the card so I could have this tied neatly in the front. So tell me what you think. Any and all comments are welcome. If you have trouble seeing my photos, click onto them and you will get a larger view.

Of course what I haven't told you is how LONG it took me to FINISH this card! I started it yesterday morning and didn't finish it until the AFTERNOON! I was looking for CTMH stamp set Any Occasions, and couldn't find it. I searched high and low (yes I DO need to do a through cleaning around here), and 2 hours later, still couldn't find it. So I used the one I could find, Gracious Greetings. I actually think I like this better!

No matter what you may be doing this day and the days to follow, may you do it with all of your heart, body and soul. Be blessed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the day before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas,
and all through my house,
the presents are hidden from my little mouse!
The stockings are stored in the closet I fear,
when do I get them, the time's almost here!


Am I the ONLY one NOT ready for Christmas yet? Groan! What is wrong with me??????

I will not panic, I will NOT panic! LOL. Oh boy seems like I wanted to do so much for Christmas this year. The clock is slowly ticking away. I will get done what I will get done!

I am going to take a deep breath and relax. Have a cup of coffee, and go from there. We will be having our little party at daycare today, as Monday was a snow day and yesterday was the trip to the dentist. The girls are done for 6 months! Yahoo.

Ok you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and I will get to work on my other "projects" when time permits. Have a fun day and enjoy your families.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow days

here is what the deck looks like, snow, snow and more snow!

Here's my hubby trying to shovel out a path from all the snow that has drifted.

The girls are playing on the deck a few days ago. Great job on the shoveling Destiny!

Snow days, snow days, nothing like a snow day! No school for today so we can get plowed out from under God knows how many inches of the wonderful white stuff! Even hubby didn't go in to work today!

I cannot post pictures yet as the wind is blowing so hard I may be blown away! Just take my word, it is a white wonderland out there.

I plan on taking today and having the girls help with the cooking. I need to make a few cards first then clear off the table so the girls can mix to their hearts content.

I am off to create, you all have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas to all of you.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am feeling the pressure of the holiday season. I still have some gifts to make I havent even cut out yet! I want to make the girls some pj's that they like (nightgowns), from some cute material I got a few years ago. Sigh, where does the time go?

I want to make more things for them as well, like matresses and blankets for the cradles that Patsy and Bobby gave me. The cradles sit in the craft room waiting to be made over just for them as well.

About a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling a lot of pressure as I needed to finish about a hundred cards for a workshop that was comming up, and even more cards for a different card workshop for another group of ladies, and I started to panick. I seem to do much better early in the morning (when peace reigns here). So I got up really early to work on them. As I sat and sipped on my coffee, I felt peace flow through me from my head to my toes. And a voice that is kind and loving (Jesus) spoke to me in this quiet time. He said for me to relax, and I will accomplish all He wants me to if I trust in Him. I cannot tell you how relieved I was!

I have put my faith in Jesus and my desire to follow Him no matter where He leads me for the past 7 years now. I am so blessed! So if any of you out there have had a tugging of your heart, like something is missing, accept Jesus into your heart. And you too can live a blessed life.

May you all have a blessed life in Jesus.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yes, I am still alive and well

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post! Wowza. I'll bet you can figure out what I have been up too. Yes making cards, and other crafts. Whew! I have a craft fair this Saturday and am trying to make up some last minute things for it. Not to mention a few gifts for Christmas.

Hope you all out there in the blogging world have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have you voted today?

Have you exercised your right to vote today?

You still can, it it not too late!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

So what color are you?

You Are Navy Blue

You're a true adventurer. You constantly find yourself drawn to new experiences, people, and places.

Sometimes you feel quite scattered and bored. If something exciting isn't going on, you feel a bit lost.

Not just another day

Today is Saturday November 1, 2008. This is not just another day here in my neck of the woods. You see I took the girls to the Doc's yesterday as both were coughing and had fevers. We spent the better part of the day there, between the Doc's office and Walmart to get the precriptions for Emmy. We also went to Joann's (what is a trip to Bangor with out at least checking them out) and then to McD's for a late lunch.

We left home at 9:30am and didn't return home til after 4pm. For the most part the girls were good, even though they were not feeling the best. Both slept most of the hour trip home. LOL.

So needless to say they didn't get a chance to go trick or treating last night at all. Hopefully they will have better luck next year.

The meds are working on Emmy as she is now up and running around, her sister however is not. If she is not feeling better by tomorrow morning I will take her to the Doc's again. DD did eat today which is always a good sign.

The reason why I titled this post as not just another day is because it has been a few months since we have had sickness in this family that has effected both of the girls. I like it that way, and would love it to be lots longer! LOL.

I have been working on some cards this day and may be able to post later the pics.

I hope you all are happy, warm and healthy in your little world.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monogram cards

These are what I have been working on this past week. I had a card workshop this week and these are the cards made by all. Only the inital was changed! LOL.

Very elegant and crisp. These will make great gifts.

Thanks for stopping by! May all your days be merry and bright.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to one and all. Remember to be extra careful this evening as the youngsters are out and about!

May you all have a safe and fun Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Christmas card

I worked on this card for hours and hours. Probably would have been easier and less time involved if I had had some sleep last night. Emily had an asthma attack that lasted until the wee hours this morning. The wreath idea with the Martha Stewart punch came from Kathi Carlson, and the door came from another person out there in the blogosphere, sorry I do not remember your name. I want to thank the both of you. Here is my contribution to those concepts.

The inside is finished as well, with CTMH BT (retired) papers in Topiary and finished with the same Topiary CS branches. The greeting is from CTMH stamp set D1179 Festive Thoughts. If you want to see it closer, just click on the picture.

I used CTMH Tulip CS for the door panels, Topiary CS for the wreath and red beads for the berries on the wreath. Also used on the front is pop-dots and a regular sized brad for the door handle. See how the branches sweep out from the wreath?

Whew, lots of time and detail went into this one little card! You can be sure the recipient of this card, as well as any others I make will totally respect the time and love that went into it.

Once again, I want to thank you for comming to my little world, and may God bless.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More of Emily's party

Here is the birthday girl with her dad, my youngest son, Jason.

Here is Dad with both daughters. My how fast they have grown!

Here is Emily getting ready to open her gifts!

Oops! same as the other one, err, well here they are again! Notice we got Destiny some gifts as well!

Destiny was pleasantly surprised to find some gifts for her as well.

Thanks for checking out my blog, leave me a message and let me know you were here.
May all of your days be filled with happiness.

Emily's Birthday party

It appears that I have added these pictures in the wrong order, lol, go figure. Maybe when I do this more often I can do it right. Here is Pat and Scott enjoying some cake and icecream.

Here is Destiny with her plate of cake and icecream. Looks like she likes it.

Here is Emily chowing down on hers with Kelsey looking on.

This is Emily, overcome with tears of happiness and Daddy is comming to rescue her.

This is Emily, we sang the "birthday song" to her. She was so happy and excited! Then the tears came.

We had such a wonderful day. Even at church everyone sang the "Birthday song" to her.

Good Morning

It is now 6:30am in my world. All in my house is asleep except for Emily and myself. She has been up off and on for a few hours now due to her coughing attributed to asthma. I gave her a treatment at 5:30 this morning, and now her coughing is lessening. This is a milder case of asthma. When I really worry about whether or not I will have to take her to the ER, or call an ambulance, when the treatment does not slow down her coughing. That, my friends, is really scary.

I am supposed to go to a card workshop today, and as long as Emily doesn't get any worse, I will go. My husband is here and knows what to do when needed. Thank goodness for that. When Emily first came into our home, there would be times I would go to bed early (which was ok as I worked 3rd shift) and he would treat her and watch her until I woke up, then I would take over. This went on for a year and a half. Since I realized I wouldn't be able to live on an hour or 3 of sleep for extended periods of time, I quit working. Much easier for us all around except for the wallet.

It is times like this that I take a moment and look back at how far this little girl has come. The asthma attacks are lessening, and her health is improving greatly. She is now in her own little bed, which may or may not last her until next summer the way she is growing. LOL. This young lady knows her abc's and can count to 23 without any mistakes! Not a bad accomplishment for a 4 year old that was diagnosed with failure to thrive when we got her.

I have pictures of her birthday party I will post later. Right now I have to set out the clothes for the girls to wear.

You all have a wonderful weekend, and may you all be blessed.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Recipe For Kathleen

3 parts Power

2 parts Boldness

1 part Sexiness

Splash of Talent

Finish off with whipped cream

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Emily!

The many faces of Emily! Happy Birthday honey!

Emily you have come so far in the 2 1/2 years we have had you.

These photos are from the campground, when Les' brother and sister were up in September.

We are having a birthday party for this special young lady Sunday, October 12th at 3 pm. If you would like to come and celebrate with us you are more than welcome.

Blessings to you all.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Cards

Here are a few Thanksgiving cards I have made.

This one measures 5 inches by 7 inches. I used some what monochromatic colors for this leaving the image uncolored.

This one has the same image only colored. Once again, I have used DCWV paper pad, this one is the fall one.

this one I used just the paper to enhance the card with a saying that was included in the paper pad, I just cut the saying out and matted them. This card measures 5 inches by 7 inches.

This card I used the scraps left over from the card above. Worked out pretty good. Monocramatic colors used in this card measuring 5 1/2 inches square. The greeting for the card was from Close to My Heart's Say It In Style stamp set.

Once again I like to thank you for stopping by. May God Bless.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The penguins are here!

And they are bringing in some holiday cheer!

I found these adorable guys in a DCWV Glitter paper pad. So I had to bring them to life. What do you think? LOL.

Here is what I did to dress up the insides. Pretty cool wouldn't you say (play on words here) I used my winter embossing folder on my cardstock.

This guy is ringing in some cheer! I really liked this stack of papers.

Here is the inside again same as the other. Why fix something that isnt broken? LOL.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog. I hope you have a blessed day.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Penny Black cards

Here are some Penny Black cards I made. I think these are versatile.

these can be used as birthday wishes, or for other occassions you may want to include a gift. This one is more feminine.

Not to leave the masculine popularity out, here is one for the guys.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the blogisphere! We are still in the thresholds of a tropical storm, so my day here is rain, wind and more rain. May you have a fabulous day no matter what mother nature may be throwing at you.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

There's a mouse in the house!

Well actually 4! Here are the start of my Christmas cards for this year. House Mouse has these cute little mice with a Christmas flavor.

I have the first three the same images, only the papers and the coloring is different. I like the not so traditional colors, but had to see how the traditional red and green would look. I must say I do like them. Arn't they cute little buggers?

This is using the traditional colors.

I must say I love the shades of purple (love that color)!

I also like the color blue with my christmas cards. I think these came out very cute.

Ok, so I have these 4 done, now only 246 more to go! Oh dear, must go for now. I Think I need to put a pot of coffee on! Where's my trimmer? I know I got a pad of DCWV christmas paper, but where is it? Excuse me folks for now. You all have a wonderful night, and may you all be blessed!