Monday, November 30, 2009


Products Used~ CTMH CS, Black Ink, Snowbunnybella MFT Sentiment, CB Snowflake Folder, Sanding Block, Photo Corners, Foam Dots, Rhine Stones, Prisma Glitter, Liquid Glass. Copic Markers.

This is one of my favorite Bellas. But this wasn't the direction i was going with this card. After i had the photo corners glued on, i had no choice but to work around that. or redo the image. Sooo this is it. I'm not too happy with it, but i thought i would post it anyway. Someone might like it. : )
Hope you all had a nice long weekend, It was great having Charlie home for 4 days. Charlie let Micah tear apart an old weed whacker motor and then they put it back together. Micah did it! I remember growing up with 4 brother's. Someone was always taking something apart. What is it with boys and motors?
We got a lot done this weekend. Christmas lights are even up. We usually wait till after Thanksgiving to do that. Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I have not, soon though.
Enjoy your day. Thanks for stoppin by!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas/Winter Card

Products Used~ CTMH CS, Ribbon, Holiday Trinkets Stamp Set - Glitter CS, CB Swiss Dots Folder, Foam Dots, Inks- Blush, Ponderosa Pine, Brads, Wire

Products Used~ CTMH CS, Snow Flurries Stamp Set, Ribbon- HL Red CS, Glitter CS, Snowflake Punch, Snow Flake CB Folder, Dew Drops.

I Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was great. Mark & Christyl and the granddaughters were here. Lots of food...why do we eat so much? Because it's there! :)
Charlie took the boys for a road trip up north today. I shopped, {it was nuts out there} played and did laundry.
The Black Friday stamp/scrapbooking sale we were suppose to have today was cancelled. The lady that organized the whole thing had to cancel. Oh well, I did manage to get everything priced though. We're having it in Spring.
Anyhoo, you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stoppin by!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I Have a Shout... Part 2

Hello there!! I just wanted to update from my Shout post. My little YouTube video clip of my son Micah was on the Bonnie Hunt Show today! How fun was that. I love the little segment she features at the end of the show....
Feel Good Moment of the Day To see it you'll have to scroll down on her web page, but mute the 1st video first to hear it, or on the side bar where it shows videos.
Anyway, I just wanted to let my readers know it was on. I'm a proud mama! Micah does have a tender heart. Full of lots of love and hugs! I think Micah on the other hand is a little embarrassed, because he was crying and people are seeing that. They are happy tears baby. We love you!!
I ran errands this morning, and now i have a mountain of laundry to do. Sigh, It's never ending. But i don't cook the turkey.
Charlie does that every year. : )

I hope to be back with something crafty, if not... Have a wonderful day, and a Blessed Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Winter Cards

Products Used~ Stamp Set - My Favorite Things, CTMH CS, Ribbon & Black Ink- Snowflake DP ?? Paper Pieced Her Coat, Liquid Applique, Bling, Google Eyes, Ripple Scissors Copic Markers. { I should have used Fun Flock instead of LA for the boots & snow}

It's beginning to look a lot like.... Winter? Well not really, but it sure was fun playing with the snowmen stamps again. I love this time of year. It puts me in the Spirit of Giving. I love to make someones day! :) I'll be sending out a RAK "Random Act of kindness" package in the next few days. If you have ever been the recipient of getting a RAK package, than you know the feeling, of the joy it brings. I have received at least 3 since i started blogging. It totally surprised me. You couldn't wipe the smile off my face!
This person i have in mind has {to my knowledge} never visited or commented on my blog. {that's ok} I have seen her posts on others blogs and I have visited her blog twice. {she does amazing work} I expect nothing in return, but to make her day, and put a simple smile on her face.

Products Used~ Glitter Sweet Stack, CTMH CS & Stamp Set, Snow Friends-Life Is, Sassy Strands, Brad, Black Ink w/Clear Embossing Powder, SU Border Scallop Punch, Copic Markers.
Products Used~ Stamp Set- My Favorite Things, CTMH CS, Ribbon, DP, My Minds Eye, Ripple Scissors, , Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Dew Drops
The guy that was going to finish up what was left to side on our house has yet to show up. He did mention last weekend that he was working on another job. So, no house pictures to post yet. We'll see what happens this week.
Thanks so much for your visits and your sweet comments. They make me smile!
I have a house to clean.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I have a SHOUT

I received an e mail last night from the Rights and Clearance Manager for the Bonnie Hunt Show. >>>> What???

Back in August I posted a sweet video clip of my sons response on YouTube. {because it won't post here, errors} We surprised Micah with a new bike weeks after his was stolen out of our back yard . You can see my blog post and the clip "One Grateful Little Boy" Here & Here

I called the Clearance Manager this morning to let her know i got her message. She said they want to air the video either Tomorrow or Monday. She said.... "At the end of the show they have a segment called.. "The Feel Good Moment", and this video clip definitely fit that category, It touched our hearts" WOW

They are even going to send us a copy of the show. We have never watched the Bonnie Hunt Show... Hello... I know who she is... She was the mom from one of the the 1st Beethoven Movies. Well, I just wanted to Shout Out our happy news. I'm humbled but yet excited!! I'll be watching!! :)

Have a great day!!


Edit} I watched the Show today {Friday}. It was actually pretty funny, but the video clip was not on.... I'll watch on Monday.

Thank you for your sweet comments!

It's a Boy!

Yep, Mark & Christyl are just thrilled. I think Mark was in shock at first. The Zielinski name will carry on.
I took a few pics yesterday but I had my camera set on the wrong setting. Photo is kinda grainy.
I seen this cool layout in a scrap book magazine. The gal had pics taken of her for every month of her pregnancy, and held up fingers for each month. What a neat idea. She used the same shirt and background for each month.

Christyl 4.5 months.

Grandparents have bragging rights too. Here is our 1st grandson...
Ian Jerome..... Jerome after Mark's dad. Ian is 1 pound and about 9" short. Can't wait to hold him! Due date April 2nd. She'll have him end of March.
It was awesome to see the ultrasound in 3D. Marks mom was their too. She had never seen one.
It's been a busy week. I am hoping to craft something today. I'm having withdraws. :)
Anyway, thanks for stoppin by! Have a wonderful day!

God is gracious!!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Nothing crafty today, just an update....Where does the time go? Short weekends for sure. For Charlie's sake I wished it was 3 day weekends again. He's back on 5, 10 hour days and possible Saturdays. Ugh. Many of you who follow my blog know, he has a 75 mile drive to work one way, for almost a year and a half. It's getting old. Rumor has it, the Power House job {here in town} could start up within the next year. {praying} That might be 2- 3 years of work. He is thinking of retiring in 3 years! That would be awesome!!
Our house is just about sided! Double YAY!! There are 2 small sections that need to be done yet. A guy that just sided our neighbors house is going to finish the sections on our house this week. I'll post pics when it's finished.

More news, My daughter Christyl is having her ultrasound on Wednesday to find out the sex of the baby. I'll be going along. :) So far the due date is April 1st? Her Dr thinks it might be a little sooner.
Christyl has been stuck on the name Ian for a boys name, forever! She told us recently that Ian means... God is Gracious. :) How precious is that. They are hoping for a boy this time. But if it's another girl, they have a ton of girls clothes.
The last 2 days i have had such a sore throat. My family has been sick twice and i didn't get it. I had my granddaughters last Thursday & part of Friday, Meghan & Cailyn both have colds.
Anyhoo, I need to clean up and price some stamp sets. Thank you for your input. I'm going to drop the price a few bucks on the new stamp sets. and more so on retired & used. I'll let you know how i do. Our Black Friday Sale is November 27th.

Happy Monday! Thanks for stoppin by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Products Used~ Glitter Sweet Stack DP, Stamp {HL} CTMH CS, Ribbon, Chocolate Ink~ CM Oval Template, Scallop Oval Punch, Dew Drops, Foam Dots.

I made this card a few days ago. Just getting around to posting it...It's much prettier IRL. "Sparkles" :)
A friend asked me if i wanted to go in with her and another friend and have a Stamp Sale? Of Course I would do that! What better way to unload some of the stamp sets and stuff i don't use anymore. It will be on "Black Friday' November 27th. For starters I'm I selling all my CTMH Solos A thru Z. Do i ask full price at a stamp sale? Most of the Solos have never seen ink. Suggestions on pricing are welcome. E mail me or post suggestions here, Thanks for your thoughts!
Anyway it's a... "Just don't feel like doing nothing day" Ever get that way? So with that being said, I'm going to hide in my Korner and see what i can come up with. : )
Have a great day!! Thanks for droppin by.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Little Drama....

Thanks for your sweet comments on my previous post. My visit with my friend Nicole was sweet!! {She enjoyed her Sugar Free Carmel Latte. I don't do Starbucks, never had one.} But she loves them! Our kids go to the same school. That's how we got to know each other. While visiting with her i found out she has "5 kids" Oops, I thought she had 4...
4 boys and a daughter. She is interested in becoming a CTMH Consultant. She loves pretty papers, scrapbooking, and our products! Don't we all!! ; )
Anyway here are some cards I've been working on. Love the DP!

Products Uses~ DP Sweet Stack {HL} Sentiment ?? CTMH CS, SU Border Scallop Punch, Hole Punch, Chocolate Ink, Ribbon from WM

Grumpabella Image, Paper Pieced Dress, Circle, Circle Scallop Punch, Rub Ons, CTMH Ribbon~ Rhinestones, Gel Pen, Copic Markers

Bella with an attiude? That could be me before i have my coffee. Or too much Chocolate. LOL I hadn't really planned this card this way... It just happened. LOL ... HL had Rub Ons 30% off this week. I'm lovin using them!!
Not much happening here. I'm painting the trim in the bathroom today. Charlie had to work, after 4 hours had to call it a day, too much wind.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Products Used~ CTMH CS, Blue Jeans Stamp Set, Indian Corn Blue Ink, Rub On, Brads, leaf~ DP, My Minds Eye {Penny Lane}, Misc. Flowers, Buttons, Green Stem Ribbon, Girlfriend Clear Sticker, SU Border Scallop Punch.

A friend of mind recently had surgery. She is confined to her upstairs bedroom for 2 weeks because she can't do stairs. She asked me to visit with her tomorrow morning and just sit and chat. She also asked me to bring her our current CTMH catty and some of my scrapbooks so she can see them. Oh, and a "Starbucks Sugar Free Latte" :) She is sooo sweet!! She's a blue jean gal, wife, mother of 4 & a sweet friend! Anyway that's where the blue jean pocket was inspired from. I knew she would love that.
I love these DP i found at Hobby Lobby. Getting them at 50% off for a big stack of 12x12 is such a deal.
Anyhoo, I need to get dinner going, Boys have Royal Rangers at church tonite.
Have a great evening, and thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

10 Peas

Products Used~ CTMH Textured Base CS, Key to my Heart DP, Ric Rac, Rub Ons, LG Glitter Numbers, Sticker letters, SU Border Scallop Punch, Fiskars Border Punch, Paper Punch, Ribbon.

This page was inspired from November Page Maps, I tweaked the sketch a bit.
Well you know how kids are when you try to get them to eat there veggies. When my daughter told Meghan she only had to eat 10 peas off her plate she kept popping them into her mouth {after she wanted nothing to do with them} And of course Cailyn thought it was so funny she grabbed her crackers in both hands and laughed. hahaha, They are soooo cute!
I very much enjoyed my little quiet weekend. Oh it was great!! I scraped, cleaned, shopped and watched.... Imagine That with Eddie Murphy, cute movie. My family will be home some time today. Packer game is on at 3:15 CT. You know where I'll be.... Brett.... Who?? will be playing on Lambeau Field today. He is now a Minnesota Viking. {no comment} Packers need this win today!!!! Can you believe it's November 1st already? How was your extra hour of sleep? My inner alarm woke me up at my normal time, 5am. I didn't turn the clocks back till after i got up this morning.
Well that be it for me. I'm gonna clean up my Korner. Thanks for stoppin by and your sweet comments!
"Go Packers GO!!"
Packers lost. :( I know it's only a game, but Brett was a Packers for 16 years, and is now playing for the "Other" side. MHO I think his leaving {retiring??} had something to do with the New Manager the Packers got in 2007... Ted Thompson. They are not saying... But only saying.... "There is his side of the story, Brett's side, And then the Truth"... Hopefully the Real Truth will come out.
Nuf said!