Thursday, April 30, 2009

In Memory....

This has been a difficult week. I received a phone call on Monday that my friend Carol took her own life.{total shock} I haven't seen her in over a year, We lost touch with each other. I didn't know she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and was suffering from depression. I didn't know she privately got married last summer. Carol wouldn't wear her big heart on her sleeve. But she would help anyone in need. She even bought me a older car once just so i had transportation. She even played piano for my wedding. She was the sweetest, kindest person you could ever meet and you would be proud to be her friend.
I met Carol at the Church we attended in the mid 80's We were both single and hung out together and we were involved in the singles ministry at our church. She had this big smile and cute little laugh. You can read a little more about Carol Here
Charlie and I had Newsboys tickets for this Sunday. We gave them up and blessed someone else who doesn't even know us or have no idea why we couldn't go. We feel good about that. I could not even think about going after i got the news about Carol. Her life mattered to me. She will be missed!

Hug a friend today.

Hugs!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Love Being Me...


CTMH Products... Papers, Paper Garden & Stick ease, Dimensional Elements, Letters W/ White Daisy Pigment Ink, Ric Rac... Stamp Sets, RS... Butterflies, Happiness, Pedal Ink, Flowers, Buttons, Brads, Michael's. Click on image it will get larger

I had fun putting this page together. Some days it's takes me hours just to do a single Pg. LO. Unless i lift something right from a book.
I took these pictures in February, Cailyn was just 13 months old. Between taking off her socks and lifting up her pants legs she is constantly on the go. I know toddlers are like that. But from what i heard Cailyn is just like her daddy and doesn't take No for an answer. Gotta love em!
I don't have a whole lot of computer time today. Yesterday was my bumming and play day, so today i have some real work to do. Ick Reminds me of that song from the 70's... "I don't wanna work, I wanna".... Well some of you know that song. LOL
So I'm off to get some work done. I hate mopping floors. Have a great day!Thanks for stopping by!
Hug a friend today!

Blessings,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Puppy Love


CTMH CS, Frame, Brads, - SU Scallop Boarder Punch, Nestables -Ribbon, Stickers, Hole Punch, Twine, Buttons? Random Stamped w/Bone Stamp, Bamboo Ink, Foam Dots.

These are some of the pictures i took of Meghan last month. She says... "I hold Toby Grammy" She love to grab him by the neck and not let go.
They play well together, and Toby still being a puppy {6 months old} he loves kids/people, which is a good thing. He's always waggin his tail. We should have named him "Happy" : )
School is almost over. Yikes. My boys are done the 5th of June. My Son in law is a teacher in the public school so they're not done till the 15th of June {my BD}. I have my granddaughters till then. Micah starts his softball games again for the summer on the 15th as well.
I hope Charlie is on new hours by then so he can go to Micah's games.
My boys will be starting swimming lessons soon. I can tell it will be a busy summer, which is probably a good thing.
The rain has stopped and the next few days are in the 60's - 70's It's about time. Charlie has this Saturday off. So we'll be working in the yard.
Anywoo that's it for now. While Cailyn is down for a nap, Meghan and i are going outside to play. :) Have a great day! Thanks for stoppin by!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

At First Sight


Papers...Retired CTMT Baby Pink B&T, Stamp Set, Friendship Blessings, Cuttle Bug Folder Textile Texture, Clear Rhine Stones, Scallop Scissors, Blush Ink, Foam Squars.

My husband says .... "Wow, Gorgeous" Well i wouldn't go that far, but it's fun to ask him what he thinks of my cards and i appreicate his comments.
I was visiting Kathi's Corner this morning and got inspired and came up with this card. She makes some pretty cards! Check out her Corner.
I'm feeling much better today. I didn't go to Church today though, I stayed home and played... Oops, did i just say that. LOL Anyway I didn't get a heck of a lot done yesterday so. I'll play catch up today.
With Charlie only having one day a week off now days we try to suck up as much family time as we can. Then Monday, it's back to full swing again for another week. There might be a break in this crazy cycle in June/July.. Stay tuned. : )
Well that's it for now. Thanks for stoppin by!
Have a Blessed Sunday!

Much Love!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good Morning

I'm just checkin in. I'm still sick and battling this cold. Do you ever feel like you want to rip your face off? {harsh i know} Well that would be me today. Sneeze, watery eyes/nose, cough, barley have a voice. The burning lump in my throat i had on Tuesday is gone, but a full blown cold virus has taken me captive. Ugh... Blaah... Even my coffee tastes bad....not good. : )

Sam wanted to have a friend sleepover last night.. cancelled that for now. Charlie is working today. And Micah is just happy to play outside.
Yesterday was a gorgeous day. I had my granddaughters again all day, played with them outside, took them to Mc D's for lunch, Why you ask? My daughter gave me "Happy Meal" coupons and thought it would be a good idea to get out. LOL. Well i did, but invited a friend to come along. Misery loves company.. < Just kidding, But it was wonderful to have some Adult Conversation durning daylight hours. : )
Anywoo, I've got laundry to catch up on today, never ending. Some errands to run. I'm making Chicken Fried Chicken for supper. We love that with mashed tatters and gravy. Yum
I'm hoping to get into my scrap room later today. We'll see.
Thanks for stoppin by. Have a Super Saturday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Friendship

Handmade friendship cards are always nice to get, and send out, to cheer up a friend. Not sure if this is a girly card. or guy card? w/flowers?... naaah
I liked the definition of friend.


Stamp sets used... Random stamped with CTMH Friendship Blessings, SU Lexicon of Love, Ink - CS, Desert Sand, Cream Brulee, Fiskars Boarder Punch, Simple Pleasures Stickease, Misc Flowers, CTMH Brads



Misc Stamp, {loved the Sentiment}, Coluzzel File Folder. Nesties
CTMH Paper Life's Delight, Tulip, Citrus Leaf, Buttons, Brads, Misc. Flowers, Twine, Organdy Ribbon

I know now, what crafters mean, when they say they lost there Mojo. I feel like i lost mine. I went upstairs to craft yesterday {not feeling well} and just couldn't get it together. I felt like i wasted part of my day.
I made this card last week and had it on my table deciding if i should post it or not. Not sure if i like it. I only wanted to use my Coluzzel File Folder Template. And this is what came of it.
I woke up yesterday morning with a burning lump in my throat. Today isn't much better. I don't get sick that often so i shouldn't complain. I usually never take a nap durning the day, but yesterday i did.
Anywhoo, I need to start my laundry and plan supper. Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Hope you're having a great week!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

It sure is! Hope you all had a Wonderful Day! We went to lunch with friends after Church today. And just hung out at home. Here are our eggs we'll turn into Angel Eggs {Deviled Eggs}



We colored eggs with the boys last night. I really don't think they get into it much anymore. Hid some Easter bowls filled with candy and Bakugan's and playing cards. That's the New Rage. I swear it's what's Stimulating the Economy these days with the kids. :)

From time to time I have always wanted to post videos on my blog, but never knew the right way to do it where it just shows the screen. This is the best i can do.
This is one of my favorite songs by a Christian Artist. Jamie Slocum.... Dependence on you.
It expresses my faith and whats in my heart. And since it's Easter, I thought I would share it. Watch & listen if you like.
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow"

Thanks for stoppin by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrRd-NZjdcg

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pretty n Pink


Stampin' Up Stamp, Papers CTMT/Basic Grey, Fiskars Edge Punch, Brads, Michael's Flower/Ribbon

I guess I did get to play pretty much of the day yesterday. I made these two cards and also got my scrap room cleaned. Scraps of CS everywhere.
My Card Maker Mag. came in the mail yesterday. These cards were inspired from that, Pink & Black with Brads. Instead of using inked flowers I used the sentiment. I was thinking of Copic coloring in the leaves green to give it a pop of color. What do a think? Or should i just leave it.

Scallop Punched Negative from the first card.


Thank you for your thoughts prayers & well wishes. My procedure went well this morning "I'm Normal" That's always good to hear. LOL But i still have some questions that weren't answered yet. I may post it all at a later date.
I didn't get to eat since breakfast this morning. Charlie is out running errands, checking on his bees, and picking up subs. Yummy!
So that's it for now. Take care! Thanks for stoppin by!
Much Love!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You & Me


Stampin'Up Image, Papers Basic Grey/CTMH Textured CS, Cricut Cartridge Graphically Speaking, Misc Brads, Copic Markers

When I was thinking about doing a kids card, I remembered I had this cute stamp set from Stampin' Up. Years back when I was in a Monthly SU club, I accumulated a lot of stamps. I have since then took them off the wooden blocks and put them cling foam and into Standard Size CD Cases. Takes up less room. KWIM : )
I'm having a procedure done at the hospital tomorrow morning. Nothing major. Prayers are welcome.
Well i didn't get anything done today... all i did was play. I like days like that. But my scraproom is a mess.
You all have a great day! Thanks for stoppin by!

Friday, April 3, 2009

My $2.50 Find

Before


Yes it's possible to find a Thrift Shop Treasure. As they say... "Someone else junk, is another ones treasure"! Weeks ago i stopped at our local thrift store to see what they had. I found 2 of these shelves, But left them there. Geesh, Only to go back the next day to buy them. One was already sold . That's ok.
I knew Charlie could prime it, and paint it for me, and it would look just like new. It's now hanging in my scrap room with a few of my favorite block stamps on it.
Don't cha just love it when you can find used stuff really cheap that you know you can use.

After

All is well here. Charlie works tomorrow,{whatelse is new} =( kids have a Fun Fair at their school in the afternoon. Then, I'd like to get into my scrap room this weekend and play. I know I'm addicted,what can i say. I think it's just the peace, quiet, create time that sucks me in. LOL, And i get to blog about it. : ) "Can I get an Amen"! LOL
Thanks for stoppin by, and taking the time to leave comments. I appreciate them!
Have a great weekend!
Much Love,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thank You!




Sometimes when you just want to make a card for a friend, to let them know you're thinking of them, or just to cheer them up. You never really expect to get a card in return. Well I did today. Sparkle sent me this darling card "To brighten my day" It sure did! You couldn't wipe the smile off my face. It's one of the "House Mouse" stamp images. It's just too cute! Thank you Sparkle... You made my day!
Hope moving is coming along!