Saturday, December 10, 2011

Just Because

Got up today and actually was having a pretty good day, I felt like making a card.  I had no special reason that I needed a card and thought yes I do have a very special reason, so I made a  Friend card.  This card is for all my blog friends and for all the encouraging words thru my rough times.  Thank you all..........................

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gone but busy

Hi everyone, I know I haven't posted for a while but I have been busy
I entered an ornament swap and thought that I would post them before I mailed them

I made a package that looked like a Christmas present....

Then when you take the lid off it opens up to reveal some Christmas icons.

challenges for this project

Monday, October 17, 2011

Look What I Got

I met a new friend online and she has one fabulous blog.  Before I go any further you need to check it out.  Uniquely Ella

We visited back and forth and she sent me some  amazing things..  Just look

I just love everything she sent. She seems to be a truly unique person.  So glad we met....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Not Gone

 Hi All,  Sorry I haven't been visiting your blogs as much as I  would like to, but have had a few life interruptions.  Hope things are settling down.  Miss you all........................

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tag your it

Thank you Ira for the tag.....
You are suppose to list 10 things about yourself....

 1. As I have said before I am a neat freak
 2. I cherish my family, they are my main purpose in life.
 3. I am a people pleaser.
 4. I like to try to do new to learn
 5. I am so thankful for all the new friends I  have met thru this blog.
6. Love to decorate and re-do my house
7. Love making hand made decorations.
8.  Like to paint, I used to do a lot of decorative painting, hope to start doing more.
9.  Enjoy doing swaps, challenges
10.  Love giving to my friends.

I would like to pass this tag onto

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stocking Swap

Hi Everyone........  I haven't posted for awhile but I really have been busy.
I entered a swap and it was a lot of fun.........
It was a Christmas Stocking Swap.

It was set up pretty  neat, it was set up in blocks of eight so you only had to make seven.  You have to send all seven of your item to one designated person along with a self addressed envelope with postage on it, she in return sends everyone their seven stockings from the people in their group.  It takes the mailing off of you and you only pay for your destination.  Sounds good.
Here is the stocking I made for the swap, this is my sample then I made 7 more just like it/

If anyone is interested in doing a swap, or has an idea for one please let me know.  I would love to do more. 
Gives you a chance to see other peoples work and makes for a great addition to friends collections.

It can be anything cards, journals, whatever.  They did give a  predetermined size 3 1/2 by 6.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Simple paper sack journal book

I made just a simple flat paper sack tag or journal book.
I cut the sack 5x5 and bound it on the side leaving only a pocket on top for tags or journaling

I made various tags for journaling or pictures to slide in the pocket

I made a simple closure out of chain, charm and paper clips

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friends Just Know

                                                                                 Hi Everyone.............

Got up this morning, feeling sort of blah (but I have had several days like that lately, maybe just feeling sorry for myself, anyway went out and got the mail and there was a package, and who was it from????? Someone I consider a dear friend.  You all know her and I"m sure feel the same way about her as I do.
One of my favorite verses that I use on several of my cards:
Side by side
Or miles apart,
A true friend
Lives in your heart.
I"m sure you all know who I am talking about by now my good friend Stella
Here are the goodies she sent me and the BEAUTIFUL card she made for me


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Polka Dots and Scraps

It rarely seems that I can make a card and combine more than one challenge, but today it just worked out that way..........................

ticket says "sending you some sunshine"

This week I am entering this card in the following challenges

The Shabby Tea Room......polka dots

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Still Around

  Hi Everyone, just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know I am still around, been extremely busy but haven't forgot you all......My granddaughter stayed with me most of the summer but she is back in school and I hope to  find {take} time to get back to blogging........................Don't forget me......

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

busy week.............

Just taking a minute to let you all know I haven't left, but had quite a week.  I went to spend a couple of days with my daughter.  While I was there I signed up to be a Lia Sophia advisor.  That jewelery is gorgeous and one of the best hostess and customer plans I've ever seen.  It actually makes owning that beautiful jewelery very affordable......

After returning home there were several family issues to deal with and on top of that ended up in the Doctor again.  Slight cutting on my foot and am off my feet again, slight infection but should clear up soon.  I go back tomorrow and we'll see how that goes.

Haven't done much crafting but once again vow to get back  in it faithfully......
Hope all is going well with all of you. 
Keep in touch, I miss hearing from all my blog buddies.

Monday, July 25, 2011

CCCB Party Blog Swap

I received my package today from the CCCB Party Blog ATC swap.  My package came from Bimart´sateli ê

Thank you so much I am sure I can make several vintage cards with this......

Friday, July 15, 2011

Good News

Hi everyone.  I went yesterday for a bone scan to see if there was infection in the bone.....DR. called today for me to come in and the good news is there is no bone infection.  I have bone degeneration and arthritis in both ankles, already new I had it in my knees, he wrote a prescription for diabetic shoes and inserts, I go Monday for those soooooo..I think I can safely get back to my old life for now. I am glad because now I have no excuse for not posting and entering challenges regularly.  You can all hold me to it...Thank you all for your concern and kind words. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Still Testing

Went to the Dr. but still no positive results, maybe narrowed it down a bit.  I'm still limited on being on my feet, added a new antibiotic and  have to go in for some kind of bone test to see if there is infection in the bone.  Still have pain but maybe will find out for sure what to treat soon.  I guess that means I can work more on my crafting, which I haven't done like I had planned on....... Thanks to all my good buddies for your concern...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This card is for YOU!

Hello all my blog buddies, (not just buddies but FRIENDS)

I have a Doctors appointment this afternoon and I hate to wait, so to help pass the time I made a card for all of you.  Thank you all for checking in on me and leaving messages of concern and encouragement.

Here is to all of you......thanks so much

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thank you Linda,

I so believe that friends are angels here on earth...........
I was having a rough day yesterday,  My oldest son came over and brought lunch, he waited on me hand and foot, got my lunch ready, served me and made sure I was comfortable as I was in quite a bit of pain.  How ever I didn't think about asking him to go check on my mail.......

Later in the evening my youngest daughter and her family  came over.  My 10
year old granddaughter came in to stay with me and help out and most of all be company for me.  (she is just like me, we think a lot alike and she is quite crafty)
 To  cut thru the chase I ask her to get my mail and along with a few little junk mail items she was wagging in a brown envelope in not knowing the treasure she was delivering.....

I opened the envelope and was over whelmed not only with the content but with the shear fact that someone had thought of me.  That special someone was Linda B.

I was amazed when I opened the package, it was a lovely pen which I am assuming her husband made and a beautiful hand made card.  Needless to say that topped any dose of medicine I had had all day. 
See for yourself

Thank you Linda, these are both things I will cherish not just the beautiful material things but for the thoughtfulness that they represent.  Thank You are another precious friend I found in  blogland....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thank you Linda for the award

Thank you Linda

The rules for this award are:

1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.

2. To accept this award, you need to answer seven random facts about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to at least eight other awesome blog buddies.

So here are my seven random facts about myself:

1. I am a neat freak
2. I have 6 kids that I love very much and always prided myself on making a good home for them.
     (whether they liked it or not)
3. Always tried to live by the motto watch what you say to others, it may be the last words you ever
     speak or the last words they ever hear.
4. Am so glad that I started blogging I have met wonderful people that  I DO consider friends....
5. Was married to my first husband for 27 years and had 6 children, he passed away at a young age
      due to a terminal illness
6.  Married an older man that was wonderful to me, we were married 13 years when he passed away
7.  Have been so blessed in my life and sometimes feel like I don't share it with others enough
Now for the eight people to pass it on to   (hard to narrow it down)
(of course I'd like to give it back to Linda because she deserves it)

1. Ira
2. Things I've learned from Bear
3. Marion
4. Rebekah
5. Linda Robinson
6. Heather Jensen
7. Deb Hickman
8. Cheryl

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another sweet surprise

I received another sweet surprise today, it was from Vicki from the Rusty Rooster.  Check out this site......  I happened on it one day and have been a frequent visitor ever since.
Here are some of the sweet vintage items she shared.   Thank you so much Vicki

I have roosters in my kitchen so look what I did.

I had a metal pitcher that I have some wooden utensils in and on the tag it said Believe

I added one of the rooster tags Vicki sent and I love it.