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.