Monday, December 31, 2007

Good Bye 2007

2007 a year of the fast. Yes, this year was fast. I can NOT believe that this is 2008 already.

When I look back on '07 not much hits me. It went so fast. I never had time to sit and enjoy it. This past year I split ways from two very close friends of mine. They were older than me and sometimes when your a lot younger than a friend they think of you as more of a child than a equal. I miss them both and wish them well.

I made some very good new friends. They may be in the virtual world but, our friendship is real. I am very thankful for all the peas over at 2pp's that I have gotten to know and learn more about as time goes on. (Andi, Sandi you two are the best peas in the pod)

I said good bye to an artist and a very wonderful friend Sarah, who went home to be with the Lord. I miss her dearly.

This year was really a blur. I have come to realize that this year I really need to grow. Having a few days off from work I realize how little time I spend at home. I really need to get my life in order and I need to build my relationship with Christ. My relationship with him has changed I seem to be gliding along and not really following. I need to work on that very hard this year.

I have very few goals this year, Loose weight, go as green as possible in my home and office, get my money in order. ( not to bad huh)

In February I will be flying to Nashville with my youngest son to see my wonderful niece be born. Elizabeth Dawn will be coming and I get to be there. I miss my sister soooo much. I can hardly wait to see her. It is one of the very hardest things for me to do. FLY, I hate it with a major passion. ( I am now crying that is how much I hate it) I had a major panic attack last night thinking about it. I called my dh at work I was soo upset I thought I may have to go to the hospital.. It is something I have to do. My sister needs me and I need to be there to see my niece born. I need as much prayer as possible for this one please.

So, I am gonna stop my whining and look up and be thankful because:

** My teenage son is doing better in life.
**My 11 year old is fit and in shape and has a passion for football and sports.
**My boss is now my friend
**My husband and I are in love. Something I am not sure I remembered a few mnts ago.
**My mother is now cancer free. ( go Nana)
**My youngest son sleeps in his own bed......Oh wait that still has not fully happened...lol

I hope to have some great things to talk about this time next year. I pray for all my friends here and there and everywhere that they will have a creative, Happy , healthy 2008

When Jesus smiles upon us our heart is restored!!

Happy Birthday card!!


My friend Andi has a wonderful little girl named Sami. Her 10th birthday is coming up. Now, that she is turning into a little lady in the double digits I sent her this lovely little lady card. I actually really like this card. I am proud...Don't burst my bubble!! lol


I used prisma pencils to add a chocolate look. Then covered the "glass" with papier. The whip cream is all glitter. Looks so yummy.


Stamps: impression obsession & studio G. PP:K&co

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Water Horse **Movie Review**

Hey Bloggers,

Good evening. My dh took me and the boys to see Water Horse. WoW, what a great fun movie. NO, sex. there was one small kiss in the movie, and the kids in the movie were watching. it was not a nasty kiss...lol

The movie had one bad word. So, that is really good. If you see it tell me what you think.

I has some action in it, and it's kinda slow, it's just a nice movie. Hope you see it and enjoy it.

I can't wait till JUNE when the next of the Narnia movies is out. PRINCE CASPIAN I love love love the books and was fanatic about the first movie. Can't wait to see this one.

Happy Saturday Bloggers, Dawn

Two Peas Sketch card!


If you don't go over to the two peas board you should. They have weekly sketches and other fun fun fun stuff. It's a slower board so easier to follow then some of the BIG stamping boards. This weeks sketch is soo simple and fun.


Stamps : SU & Studio G $1 stamp PP: K&Co.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Horders challange @ 2pp's!!


Hey bloggers,


I know as stampers you have things you hoard. Pp, inks etc.. I seem to have this supply of things I just can't use. What if I run out..lol


Well, we over @ 2pp's wanted to start using up our hoarded stuff so, Daniel started a thread for "hoarders anonymous" .


We will post a challenge every weeks. Check it out.


This card is using those huge brad like things from mm's. I bought the kids last year. This is the first time I used it.


Happy New Year!!


Stamp: stampers anonymous, pp: ? brad thing: mm

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas eve!!




Well, it's 9:02 and all the little kids and teenager too are in bed waiting for you know who.


The cookies are out, our letter is written , I can't wait to see what Santa is bringing'.


This is what we do on Christmas eve. We go to the in laws for din din. This is our last year for spending Christmas with them. They are moving away.


So, after that my mother and I come home to clean up the house and do any last minute preps. Once the kids are home I let them open one gift. Well, turns out every year it's their new Christmas pj's. So, here is my & my mom with our new pj's on. This is my youngest ds writing a letter to Santa and putting out cookies. My other two kids were hiding from the camera. Tomorrow they won't be aloud to hide...lol


Merry Christmas!!!!!!!


The greatest Christmas gift I can give!!


One thing I can say to anyone who reads this, is that there is one gift you can not buy in the stores and it's a gift that I hope you all have either have or will come to accept.


John 3 16-17


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."


Luke 2:14


"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest."


Knowing Christ does NOT mean your life will be perfect or easy! I will not lie about that. What it will do is give you strength and peace. Living you life according to the word is rewarding in ways on living it could explain.


If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior. Ask Him, it's not hard!!


This is my Christmas gift to you!! May you open it this Christmas.


God Bless,


Dawn

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas cookie's





Hello bloggers,


Today is cleaning, finishing up day. I helped the kids clean their rooms, so Santa, does not fall and trip. Still doing laundry.


I took a break to help the kids with some cookies. Here are some pics of the two younger kids making' cookies.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas card 2007


Merry Christmas bloggers!! This is my Christmas card for 2007.


I used Su stamps & sparkle paper from The paper cuts. I wish you a very merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

One week till Christmas!!

Merry Christmas.

I had such a busy day. I am starting to drink a diet pepsi so, I will be up late...YIKES!! I have two days of work left wooo hooo. Friday is our office party...wooohooo.

I am gonna put new batteries in the camera and see if it works. Hope to post later or tomorrow for sure..

Merry CHristmas

Monday, December 17, 2007

Merry Christmas goodness!!


Wow, one week from today will be Christmas Eve!! Can you believe it?? I can't it's sooo strange. I had such a fun day today. I went to my youngest son's school to help them make CARDS!! So, today I taught 20 little kids how to make thumb print reindeer. It was soo fun. We also did ornaments. I handed out the glitter and the teacher almost fell over. She said they can't use it alone. I looked over and one little boy had a huge pile of glitter on his ornament... I guess I was NOT thinking...lol It went well. After that the teacher let me stay because the high school chorus was doing some songs. And as a surprise her class got to sing with them (the Sr. high chorus directors dd is in my ds class). It was the cutest thing. They were adorable. I did not cry. (I did when they were practising in the class...LOL)


So, I guess you want to see pics....Guess what. When I got to the class my camera was NOT working....I left it on the usb cable all night so I thing the battery is dead. I hope that is all it is.


*** I also got happy mail from Sandy today, & my new Just Johanna stamps from Andi*** I hope to post about that tomorrow!!
The pic is from Jan of last year. Just wanted to post my back yard!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Farm Fever!!



I love this set from su. I don't own my my demo/friend does. I kinda stole it for a little while so I can make some cards.


I hate that people get sick during Christmas! I wish I could take it all away. I hope this card brings my ill friends cheer!!


I used liquid applique on this. I love that stuff. I put it on in a circular motion. It really made it look like wool. Love it.


ribbon ? stamps: su


9 Days till Christmas!!


Well, I did my best trying to post every day!! Guess I failed at that mission!! lol


Yesterday, I cleaned the house. Mostly my "studio/bedroom" I had sooo much dust on the pc and under everything..ack. Once that was finished I figured I might as well do it all. Clearing the desk etc... So, tonight I am working on my Christmas Thank you cards.


I got my Christmas gift from my friend Andi early. I got a gift card to JustJohanna stamps. If you don't know them check 'em out. I think you will like.


This is one of the cards I made.


Stamp: stampendous pp: k&co.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Busy days @ Christmas!!

Hi Gang, Sorry I have not been posting my Holiday cheer. Lisa at work has gotten very ill. I am taking on her shift. We both assist Dr. Fuscaldo. Since, she is out I am taking her time as well. It's not a big deal. I could use the comp time for next week.

I feel like with loosing my little time this week I am really behind. I am going after work today to finish up the two packages that must be mailed. I also have to finish my sister because my mom is picking up her package on Tuesday..

My cards have not been mailed. UGH....lol, I have to take them in, I am afraid they are gonna cost more so I want to be sure.

I love this time of year. I do wish it would slooooow down. I promise to post all my Holiday projects this weekend. Sunday should be a down day.

Merry Christmas bloggers......

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas past!!


One of my favorite movies is the Muppet's version of Scrooge. If you know me, you should know I am nuts about the Muppet's. I have them on my wall in my room. (how 13 is that lol) I have movies, shows, shirts, The only thing I have not done is gotten a Muppet tattoo!!! Hmmmm


One of my favorite Christmas memories of the past is the year I got the Muppet's. I got Piggy, Rowlf, And of course Kermit the frog.


I still have the frog...lol The other were lost years ago....wahhh.


Does anyone remember Emmit Otters jug band Christmas??? It was a Jim Henson production. This is my all time favorite movie for the holidays. I can't seem to find it. I hope to at the mall next week. I had it on VHS it's now time to upgrade.


If you want to see a great movie. You should see this. It's not a full length movie!


I will hopefully take pics of the rest of the crafts I did over the weekend and post them tomorrow. Today I just wanted to chat. After all I am the chatty stamper!!!
This card is from last winter. I at least wanted to give the bloggers who don't read something to look at...LOL LOL LOL

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Chirstmas Gothic Arch!!


Can you really believe that Christmas is only 16 days away?? I think I will panic now!!


Yesterday was our annual Christmas party with my stamp club. There are only a few of us and yesterday there was 4 of us. So, it's small and cozy. Like I said we had steak and salad etc. it was really nice.


This is the project I brought. Everyone did something very different. This is what I came up with. Phyllis brought this Santa, I don't' know who it's from but I thought he was really cool.


pp: K&co. I added versamark and sprinkled holiday EP over it. Then added buttons and the Merry Christmas is from Su. The swirl is from that huge clear set that's name just flew out of my head lol

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Mall Santa, and the big rip off!!

Well, I can't believe it! I just can't. Today was our annual Christmas party @ Sue's for stamp club. We had steak, salad, fruit etc...for a wonderful lunch. My youngest son comes with me and he got some great presents. Wow, the girls are sooo good to him. Since he was such a great boy all day, I thought I would run to the mall so he could see Santa. Sue lives real close to the mall so it was cool. We got in the mall we waited in the line and then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw it. The "SIGN" I was sooo mad I could have reached over and yanked on Santa's, real beard. IT read "respectfully please do not take your own photos" Hello, that is not the worst part. How much do you think it is to get your picture with Santa??

$5, NOOOO $10, NOOOOO oh, $50 dollars.. Why yes!! Can you believe it. 50 dollars is a lot of money at the holidays. The cheapest package was 20 and you only got like a small picture and a wallet. NOt even a 5x7. I was sooo upset. When it was my little guys turn, the lady asked me what package. I said I am sorry but, I can not afford 50 dollars. If I had that I would be buying some food not a photo. She gave me a very dirty look and went and told all the elves. As they sat in there little booth and acted like I was the worst mom ever. I looked at them and said. It's a real shame I can't take his picture. The laughed at me. I wanted WANTED to take the camera and stick up there....................Any way I knew I had to show respect in front of my son.

This is what he said to Santa. First he was very very nervous. He said to him "Santa, am I on the good list?" Santa told him he was, and to try his best at being good. Then Santa, asked him what he wanted. My son told him he forgot because he was sooo nervous, and that he would just send him a letter. Now, how cute is that?? So, that was my day. I will post my projects from stamp club tomorrow. Sorry, about the negative post. Had to let someone out there feel my anguish....LOL LOL LOL Merry Christmas

Friday, December 7, 2007

18 days till Christmas!!

Hey bloggers,

I guess our little Alberta clipper on wed was a bit of surprise. We don't get a lot of snow here in south Jersey. We are a little salty and the sea keeps our air a little warm. We did get about 2' the kids had a hour delay at school..

I did not get to play in this snow and I hate that. I love snow. I could just sit and watch it fall for hours.

Tomorrow is my stamp clubs Christmas party. I am teaching Gothic Arches and we will be doing a Christmas theme. I will post all of that goodness tomorrow.

Good Night, God Bless you all!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

21 Days till Christmas !


Wow, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. When I leave work and head home there are more and more trees in windows and lights on the homes. I just Love it. I really enjoy seeing all the colors and all the fun decorations.


This card is a thank you card for some of our patients that bring us goodies. Now, I work for a dentist but, we still get great candies and cookies at the holidays..Yahoo!!


The office manager Maggie asked me if I would make some thank you cards and she would pay me. Well, this is the first 4 I did. I will do different ones when the list gets more people. I have no idea what to charge they are simple. I am sure she will give me a few bucks and I am fine with that.


Well, that is my post for today. I better go get ready for work...See ya later!!
**sorry the pic is so yellow...not sure what I did**
PP: k&co. Stamps:su colored with tombow and added stickles. cardstock is bazill.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Little things I love!


This is a case in my living room that dh keeps some of his Cd's in. When his sister passed away I got this frame to put her picture in. Last Christmas when I went to put it away he asked me not too! So, Now I just add little things I like around it. This piano was given to me by my mother in law. The other things have been collected over the last 10 years.


Not much of a post had to work late..Sorry..

Sunday, December 2, 2007

24 days till Christmas.!!



This is our tree. It's a lovely Frasier fur. I let the kids go at it. So, if you look close you might see a little to much on one branch..lol I keep finding three balls on one branch. It was soo much fun. I do multi coloured lights. I usually have some blinky ones. But this year did not. Now that my mother lives with us. I have some of her old antique ornaments up with my new hallmarks..lol I will be posting some of my fav ornaments this month.


This is the tree with no lights.. Sorry, they are blurry. This is ds #3 pointing out the tree.!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

25 days till Christmas !!




















Merry Christmas bloggers,





Today is the official start to the holiday season. I am soo ready.. Okay not really ready, but ready to begin. I am going to do my best to post every day something about what we do here for Christmas. I will do cards and crafts and things about our Christmas traditions. I am gonna share today about our yearly trip to Krogmens. It's a tree farm about 30min away. What is special about this place is that they have baby pigs out every year. It's soo fun to see these little guys running around the pen with the 500 lb mama rolling around. This year they were a week old. ohHHHH, how totally cute. Every year we get a Frasier fur tree. They are soft needles but short and sturdy. True store my mom has a wreath from the year my oldest son was born. It's 17 years old is all orange but has all it's needles. It's in a box. She can't throw it away..UGH...





Here are some pics, of me, dh & my two younger sons. My oldest is away for the weekend with his friends and I guess this does not rate anymore....

Friday, November 30, 2007

This will be long.......

Linda (mom G), Erica (sister), Me
Today I got some news that made my heart race, my face turn red, and tears fall from my eyes...NO, I am not pregnant but, my wonderful sister Erica, is. She is due this Feb. She now lives far far away in Tn. I miss her so much I don't think anyone knows unless they have a sister living so far from them. When you want to run over their house and share a new stamp or a pic etc. It's so hard her living this far. Anyway, I had plan on surprising her this Feb when my niece is born. I have not missed a birth of one of her children and this was gonna be no different. Well, today I im'd my brother in law, he told me I should tell my dear sister because she has been crying and misses me so.


I had her call me and told her my big secret. Well, my dear older sister had a secret for me too!!!! She is having a little girl in Feb and her name will be


da da da da...............ELIZABETH DAWN SENECAL..........Wow, how about that. Her daughter my wonderful beautiful niece will be named after me. well, her middle name at least. what an honor what a wonderful thing, to have someone given your name. I was with out words. and believe it or not still am. lol


I just don't know what to say. It's such a HUGE HONOR. I can't believe it.


I love my sister and I will have to share about her soon. To emotional to do that now...


I will also post some card stuff tomorrow. Hope to chat real soon....

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What's up ?

Ahh, today is Sunday, what is a girl to do?? I have been cleaning alllllll day. Doing laundry putting away the regular decor and putting up all my Christmas stuff. It's a mess here but, it's getting done. I hope to finish my Christmas cards up today so that they can be mailed this weekend. I will be posting cards and projects soon. I did not want to post my Christmas cards until I know everyone has them in their hands.

Yesterday was the two funerals. The first one was for a 46 year old patient of mine. She is and her hubby are friendly with us so three of us girls went. I could tell he was not doing well. I felt so sad for him.

The second was for my stamping friend Sarah, it was very nice. I put a stamp of a tulip in her casket. There were two others. A pic of her kitty a card from her dil. and a wonderful quilt that was made by her relative. She looked very nice. It was a long day and standing at the cemetery I was the last to place a flower. One for me and one for my ds. (he did not go.)

I am in charge of stamp club this month. I am doing Gothic Arches. So, i will post my goodies for that. Have a great day bloggers.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blog award ???




Geesh, just when you think it's a normal day you get a big huge smile and see that you have done something to impact another. I wonder if people other than myself understand this, because it still boggles my mind.




The web, it's span is endless it's info countless. It's connection to people you would have never had a chance to meet...PRICELESS.... I have made several friends on the web. It's just amazing to me. I have two Friends Andi and Sandy that I talk to regularly and think of them as two of my bestest friends. It's been a major blessing to me to find some great people all over the world. Picking some blogs for people to enjoy is not hard, I read a lot of them but there are a few that stand out to me.




Kard Krazy--Louise is a wonderful women of Faith. Her art work is some of the best around.


Jacqueline's craft nest--Jacqueline is another women of faith who's art work blows my mind. She is talented beyond words.


Uniquely made by him--This is my sisters blog. She does not post often do to her busy life and difficult pregnancy, but how could I not nominate the person who has encouraged me the most in life.




I have several more that I could nominate but I think three is a good number!!


Thank you to Sandy for the nomination. Andi & Sandy's blogs are the two I read daily if I can no matter what so they would have been my top two if they were not already picked...

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Hello bloggers,

I hope all of you have a wonderful turkey day. I hope your blessed with good friends, great family and a over abundance of food !!

There is so much to be thankful for these days. I am thankful that I know Jesus personally. I am thankful all my kids are home, healthy, and safe. (even with pink hair)

I am thankful that my husband thinks I am beautiful even when I am not. I am glad to have found the one!!!!!

Have a wonderful turkey day friends..

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sad day in my stamping world !!

Today is a very sad day here. Today my very good friend and regular blog reader Sarah Adams has gone home to be with the Lord. Sarah was the oldest in my stamp club. I was the baby so, I took to her very fast. She was one of those artists that loved it in full. Our last club was done by her here at my house. It was wonderful she always did everything 110%, this time she brought inchies. It was a copy of an article in a recent magazine by my friend Louise (kard Krazy) when I told Sarah I new Louise she was soo excited to go see her blog. She enjoyed it soo. I have several of her atc's that she has made me. I have a ton of ideas and projects that she has taught over the last few years. I will miss her so. I loved this women as if she was a part of the family. Well, as most of you know stampers are family and this family will miss Sarah. I told my son, he cried and cried. Sarah had no grandchildren and Avery was her little buddy. She died suddenly in her home. She was a wonderful artist, avid bird watcher and all around angel. She will be soooo missed. One of the biggest compliments I have gotten was from Sarah, one day she looked at me and said I have become a wonderful artist and have come a very long way. I was so proud that day. Her daughter in law Mary, my very good friend is grieving very very hard. They were closer than close. if you would like to send Mary a card, please let me know...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Snowman Christmas card !!



I love love love Christmas. I also love snowmen. During the holidays you will see lots of snowmen around my house. I love them. Growing up at the bottom of a mountain was always great. The snow was fun and wonderful and I just love it. If we get snow here I am the one that shovels. Dh knows he dare not try to do it for me. I love it that much.


This is my first Christmas card of the season. I just had to make one or two or three..lol


I used k&co paper with my su snowman. I placed some quickie glue by sakura (my favorite) and put a little glitter from sparkle n sprinkle. Yet another favorite.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

inch by inch..


For the card swap I was in I had to also send 5 inchies. This is my pitiful attempt at them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

green was the theme!!


Hello all, I had to make a card for a inchie swap. The person I got loves green so, I tried to use as much as possible. Love this cute little Bella, stamp that Andi, sent me. woo hoo. Thanks Andi.

Oh, how dare I forget. Thank you Sandy, for the awesome header. I can't believe how cool it is. I just love love love it. Thank you so so so so much Sandy.. If you have not been over to her blog you better go now. It's awesome.. (her's is the colourful world)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hello card 1


This was for the sketch over at 2pp's this week. Simple sketch's are a great way to get something done when your not in the mood...LOL...I have had no mojo for a little while now. I cleared off part of my desk today. I can't sleep it's 2:30am...ack..


pp: American crafts Stamps:inkadinkadoo, printworks



Wednesday, October 31, 2007

inking of you


I just ordered this cute little set from su. The "inking of you" is an older su stamp that my friend Sue, gave me. I needed some kid friendly paper and stamps so the pp is from dcwv Nana pack. I love it. It's so darn cute. This card is for my niece and nephew. I miss them they live in Nashville.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Vanessa !!


Today would have been my Sister-in-laws 31 birthday. She was killed in January of 2005. I miss her so much. Last year to celebrate her 30 birthday we took the family to Disney. It was our first trip ever and I had the best time. This year after the wedding we are gonna be at the in laws for dinner and dessert. It will be harder this year because we won't be as busy..


This week I got a lovely gift that I will cherish forever. It was from Jackie she made a arch that had a Bible vs on it that was one that I have at my desk in Vanessa's hand writing. It's one of those little cherished things that we have from her. All her belongings were lost in the mudslide so I don't have any of her jewelry or anything that was hers except this paper with the vs.


Psalm 55:6 "oh that I had wings like a dove I would fly away and be at rest."


Happy Birthday Vanessa, I miss you!!!

Wedding card #2


Dh is doing another wedding today. This one is a little fancier than the last. It's all fall colours so I tried to use them and still keep it "weddingish".


I used the cuttlebug in the background and used inkadinkadoo ( i love saying that) stamp on the front. I used daisy d's flowers.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Into the wild....Book review

I have been wanting to get this book (Into the wild) for some time. Now that it will be on the big screen I figured I better run and get it. NO place in my county had it!! Go figure. SO, Friday I ran up the road and bought it at borders. Oh, I read this one in three days. It's really really good. Chris McCandles was one heck a person. I loved the book. I won't give to much away, but what the trailer for the movie gives away is nothing compared to the book. It was a little slow in one section when the author went into some details about men who came before Chris and did the same sort of thing.

Just let me tell you get the book read it then we will talk...I will be going to see this movie as soon as it comes out.

Not much time for crafting. My desk is piled sky high. So, gotta get that cleaned before my mojo comes back...

Thank You cards.


Good day people. This card I made using my own sketch for this week over at 2pps. It's a simple sketch. This card was for the girls at work that got me bd gifts. I have a few more to make and send.


Stamps: flower su, thank you m's dollar. PP:dcwv colored with le plume and blender pen added stickles to the center.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I am still here!!


Sorry folks, this week was sooo busy. I worked three 12 hour days then my normal 9 hour day. Friday I was off and got to go buy dh a suit. He is performing another wedding this weekend.


This is a card I did for sof. I thought I would post it here just to put something up. I will be making cards today and tomorrow is my stamp club so I will have some stuff to do this week.


Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME !!!

Today is my 34th birthday. We went to breakfast this morning. The rest of the day I will be trying to figure out how to work my, birthday present. I got a mp3 player. I can't figure it out. I am so not a tecno geek. AHhh... So, if you own a creative zen plus let me know...LOL

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Cate!!!





A.K.A. Uma, Mother in law and Cathy.... Thursday was my mother in laws, birthday. She is a young 39!!! This is the card I made her. I hope she likes it. It's this weeks sketch from two peas.





Happy Birthday Uma..

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Why Happy Mail is important!!

Ahhhh, Happy mail. If you don't know what that is I will tell you. It's the day you go to the mail box and there is something different usually hand written. It does not say immediate attention, it does not have PAY NOW. It's a hand made card. The only think that could be better is a HUGE check from Ed McMann.

Today I got THREE cards and ONE HUGE package!! The first card is from Betsy a co-worker just letting me know she is thinking of me.

The second was from Sandy, What a gal. She is so Christ like and just knows what to say. The third is from my wonderful pea friend Glinda. Glinda is one of those ladies that you just want to be around. She is just sooo cool and her cards are great. Her card is the one with the mouse. She knows how I love them and has sent me TONS of images. She is one rocking friend.

Now my package. It had......ready for this......TWO bellas..WOo HOoo. I was so shocked and happy. I love bellas. It also had some images and some fun Halloween stuff too!!! This was from my other best pal Andi. Andi, Sandy & I are doing a bible study together and are becoming great friends.. I am so happy to have gotten some happy mail today..Thanks girls.

My surgery went well, I went back to work today. I had some issues (and still do) I won't go into detail BUT lets just say I am a bit bloated and my tummy is a bit sore..ack.

Been busy with sof over at 2pp's so go check it out....

Saturday, October 6, 2007

SOF @ 2PEAS IN A BUCKET !!

Happy card making day everyone.

Wooo HOoo. I am so excited about today. I am a member over at 2pp's and one of the first peas I met PEEBSMOM is coming to visit and play tomorrow. She lives pretty far away and will be here doing some birdwatching with her husband. He will get to play a little golf and we get to hang out and make cards. I am really happy. It's like a early birthday gift. (it's really next Sunday the big ??)

Well, on to sof. It's a great week of challenges etc. We post challenges tutorials etc. you have a week to complete them post them on the 2pps board and next Saturday stamptober fest begins with a day long of prizes games, raks chosen from the entries etc. Sounds like fun!! well, it is.

I will post on here my creations and hopefully Susan will let me post a pic of us and some things we make. I am so excited.


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On a different note. I am now barren. My tubal went very well. I did not get into the surgical room until 3ish. I was there at 11. My mouth is sooo dry. My belly button is sore, But other than that I am felling really well. PRAISE GOD, I can't tell you how strongly I believe in the power of prayer. I have not heard anything good about the after effects. I feel sore don't get me wrong. And when my Motrin starts to wear off I get another 2. Nothing rx. I don't do those. The Motrin seems to be doing fine. While I was waiting, a lady came in with a 7 week old baby girl. I have 3 boys so I go ga ga over the little girls. The lady that was in line next kept teasing me that I should change my mind so she could be next. LOL. She was the nicest lady. She has cancer (Colin) she was there for a biopsy by my Dr. I can't remember her name all of a sudden But Jesus, knows her if you could say a prayer for her.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Why pink ?????

Well, I guess I should explain for those of you who don't really know me. I liked the idea of having colors that match the fall, summer etc.

So, this month I have had orange colors etc. I went to Sandy's blog. (on my side bar it's a rocking blog). Her blog is pink. I thought HELLLLOOOO pink, October and breast cancer...

-----------------------This is how The "c" word affected me----------------------------------

Let me just tell you about Linda, A.K.A my mom. She is NOT my biological mother, but a lot of people don't know that. She has been my mom for over 10 years now and I have never felt such love for a stranger. She is one of those women that are not only wonderful and beautiful, but accepting and just one heck of a lady. It would take me hours to tell you everything she has done for me and my family.

For the last 5 years my "mom" , & "sister" Erica & I go to the memories expo here in NJ. Two years ago mom sat us down and told us she found a lump. Well, my sister just cried and cried. Me I am too strong to cry, besides I had just found a lump and had it removed. Thank God it was nothing. So, hers will be nothing tooooo.. WRONG. after some test etc. It was breast cancer.

That is when I was floored. I cried, I got angry! Why not me? I am strong, I don't mind being bald heck, I used to shave my head. I can handle this. Well, for some reason God chose her to take on this battle, so the only thing I could do is PRAY... and that I did. When she told me that she had cancer I threw the phone at my mother in law and just cried. How could this be happening.. My sister was moving to Nashville, my brother was in TX. How am I gonna help her alone? How am I gonna fix this?

I could not fix it! Guess who did? JESUS did. about a year ago (19th) she was finished with chemo, underwent a mastectomy and then did a month of radiation. I have NEVER seen a more beautiful bald women. She was so stunning. She just has the spirit of God all over her. I could tell he was just holding her up. She never gave up. She never complained, she may have cried some tears, but she is one strong lady after all. I honestly believe that JESUS with the help of some awesome Dr's' in Philly HEALED MY MOM. She is CANCER FREE...one year now.

We, did the Susan G. Komen, walk on mothers day. My real mom, my sister, my brother, and three of my mothers friends. Together we raised over 1,600 dollars. I raised over 500 and my goal was 500 so I was thrilled about that.

So, for this awesome mother that took me and my two boys in with all my piercings and all my baggage...she did the one thing I needed all my life....TO BE JUST LOVED....

Thank You Linda, Mom, Nana...for being the most awesome women in the world.


***My real mom, My sister Erica, & my mother in law "Cate", all rock too. I will talk about them in due time*** Just don't want them to think I forgot about how awesome they are....

Snow Card !!


Good day fellow bloggers,


Before I start off, I just want to say, I finally went the other way on the scale and lost a WHOPPING 1/2 a pound!!!!! LOL LOL Hey, at least it was not another pound gained.


This is another card from stamp camp. I suggest when making a card with glitter, that you completely assemble first. This way the glitter, glue does not smear. I love stickles, This is used with a glue pen and actual glitter. The look (irl) is different much softer.


We used:

Cardstock: Rose red, bashful blue, night of navy. Ink: whisper white, bashful blue, Stamp sets: jumbo snow wheel, snow burst Accessories: silver brads, dazzling diamonds.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Joy Card !!


This is the second card from stamp camp.

We used read red, old olive & whisper white card stock. Ink was old Olive, real red The stamp set is Love and Joy. The only accessories were gold brads. This card does not open. The white paper slips out with your note on it. This would also be a good note card.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Merry Christmas card!!


This was the first card of stamp camp.


We used always artichoke, very vanilla, bravo burgundy. Stamp sets used: Baroque motifs & Holiday wishes. Extras were gold brads and the ticket corner punch & key tag punch.


This card is really easy and so pretty. I would add a little ribbon and some glitter to jazz it up. Maybe ink the edges in gold something like that. This card took very little time. SO, this would be a great card for Christmas.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Stamp Camp !!

What a nice Saturday. I, went to my Mom's, house. She live about an 2 hrs away. I, got up at 6 and was out of my house at 7 to take the trip. It was a nice ride. There were hardly any cars on the park way. Once there I took a peek in my, moms room. I got to see some of the cards she is making for the troops. It was nice to see what she has been up too. From there we went to dunkin donuts. mmm mmm good. So, on the way to stamp camp we, went to Joann's This is a newer store and I have not been in one since it was just a plain ole' store that sold fabric. I was so shocked.....It was such a nice store. We did not stay long. I glanced at all the pretty writing on the wall, the clean floors I only spent 12 dollars. This is a first for me. I am being a good girl.

After about another hour of driving. We, arrived at our destination. The home was lovely and the hostess and her mom were a delight. We entered the basement where there were 8 round & square tables set up. Each table was labeled with a little funny note and the project for that table along with the supplies like ink etc..

We got our little bag that had our kits for each table. We went to table one and put our bad down and took a peek at the food table. Mrs. Baylis, had a lovely display of Christmas villages all along the wall it was so pretty. So, that took up time until we were ready to begin.

There were 21 women there. We, had 23 min to complete our project. Picture a round robin make n take. It was fun. I did not feel to rushed and had time to snack and drink in between. It went from 1-5. We made 15 cards 3 each of 6 designs. We made 18 tags. 3 designs. we made an ornament and a decorated a jar full of brownie mix...Yummy.

I spent less than 50 bucks and got all my supplies that I need for my Christmas cards. I could not afford the set from the mini that I had my heart set on. But, I think my cards will be nice none the less.

This week I will be sharing what I made. I, am having surgery on Friday so please pray for me. It's my choice to have it done. Well, I am having my tubes tied. So, I may be a little icky this week.

I am meeting a pea from 2pp's this weekend for the first time. I am so excited. My house is torn up we just have been so busy with football and having some work done. I have been told she is here to meet me and my stamps not my messy house...LOL

I will share some photos tomorrow. I gotta get batteries for the camera. duh... Thanks for reading my blog.......

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wedding Card!!


My husband, is performing his first wedding this Saturday. It's a very very informal wedding. NO fancy anything. So, I needed to make a simple wedding card. This is what I came up with. This is my first wedding card.



****by the way in case your wondering...it's weight in day and I gained another pound***


Stamps: inkadinkadoo(I love saying that) pp: Terri conrad designs.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Busy life!!

Hello All,

Sorry, I have been sooo busy! Life has been nuts around here. I have to make a wedding card for the first time tonight or tomorrow so I will post that later. My husband is performing his first wedding on Saturday. I won't be there, but he is happy to do it. It's for his co-worker. A old school country bumpkin so it's pretty informal.

gotta get the kids on the bus....run dawn run......HUGs

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Altered book !!


For the last two years I have been working on 2 round robins with altered books. This is my last one. WOOO HOOO.


This is for serenity, with out words. I painted the flowers and the Asian symbol with black acrylic paint. I added glitter to the wet paint and some copper to the "flowers". I made a Gothic arch with some Asian stamps. and added a deep red button for a tiny bit of color. I also added the wings that will crackle over night.


I like to do abstract work. I have two paintings in my house. I have a bunch of canvas that is ready for me. Hope to get working on that again soon.


Happy Fall Ya'll !!


I love love love the fall. Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Since I will be away for football tomorrow I thought I would do a lot of my fall stuff today. I got all my fall decorations out. I have to go get mums and pansies for the yard. I hope husband will buy them for me!!!! hint hint. ( he is sitting here and asked me who dh was so I changed it!!)


This card is for the weeks sketch over at 2pp's. She did a great job with this sketch. I used a su wheel instead of ribbon. Hope to post more this week. I am creating in between chores.



Stamps: m's dollar & su, cs: su colored with prisma pencils...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I don't like diets....

Well, I have to say this diet thing is not going so well. I gained again. Another pound. So , tonight I kicked it up. Instead of going to ds football practice I took the time to run 15 min on the treadmill and then ran to the beach and back. (that is only 2 blocks..)

I know my eating habits have not been good the last week. Two day at the office they bought us lunch chips and hoagies one day and the next was our office end of summer party. I had motz sticks, chicken, sushi, etc....

So, this week has been better. We will see what the scale says next week. I am gonna really try to get up early to walk on the mill again..Thanks for following...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This card was for Sandy's 5 challenge. It's a day late and a dollar short..LOL Pc was down so I could not get it on here till today..


The last week has been so so so busy. My son is in football and it takes up a lot of time. He went to his first dance on Friday. He looked so darn cool. He was so excited. So, I think this weekend will be a little better. I think I will need to get into the swing of things soon. I have not made anything other than this simple card.

Friday, September 14, 2007

AND THE WINNER IS....

LEAFLIZARD....Congrats you just one yourself a Bella stamp... I will contact you and let you know when it should arrive.

Thanks to all for playing. I put all the names in a hat and just shuffled and pulled.


**sorry mom, I will still get you a Bella promise**

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Girlfriend card!


This is another Bella card. If you check out her site she has a few new stamps. When you go to blogabella Em has them in her post.


Stamps: Bella; Rubon: dcwv Flower:Prima PP:BG



Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Diet WOES =(

Well, today we got weighed in for our first week of trying to loose weight...

I GAINED A POUND...... How oh how could I have gained. I guess it's all that muscle I have gained. rrrrggggggg

Work has been good. Someone bought in danish's today and candy I HAD NONE. Tomorrow is hoagies and chips, because someone is bringing us lunch. So, I guess I will have a small piece and NO chips...I can do this. I can do this...

Gothic Arch


Hello blog reader. This is another Gothic arch. I am really having some fun. I know this one also needs a little something, but I am getting there. Thank you for all your really nice comments on the other.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I remember.....

I will never ever ever forget September 11, 2001. I was at work when I first heard about what was happening. One of our patients was in the waiting room about to cry, His son was in NYC. Another patient rushed in wanting to know what was happening her two nephews worked there also. For me living just a few hours from NYC, it seems like so many people I knew were effected. Once of my closest friends lived there. Her dad worked below the trade center. My mom (who lives here now) was not far from where those heroic men and women brought that plane down. I will never ever ever forget that day.

My son who was then in the 5th grade, was sitting watching everything with me. I let him see it, I was not sure if I should. He turned to me and asked, if those were people falling from the tower..(we were watching footage from earlier). I said yes Kenny they are. I am crying, because, I have never seen my son cry for another life before. It was so heart wrenching to see him learn the fate of those remembered men & women.

I felt the pain of these people for weeks and weeks after everything was said and done. I still feel the grief of those who were there. I am not sure those images will ever leave my head. I have never gone back to see ground zero. To be honest I am afraid to. I am afraid to hear and feel that any closer than I do now. I am not sure that I can every fully express the pain I felt. I wish I could hug every single person that survived or had someone lost. I wish I could tell them that after all the pain there is still a God that loves them. I wish they new how Jesus wept that day, like the rest of us. We saw true evil on September 11. I believe that they were complete evil. I hope no other family member will be effected by this type of evil. I know that every day one of our soldiers is killed. I know that Innocent people are being hurt. I hate it. I hate it more than you know.

I pray for all those affected by September 11..

Today I remember.

My First Gothic Arch...Paris style..


Okay, this is a little grey for me. I was unable to add color. When I think of Paris I always think of the yummy desserts,(can u tell the diet is getting to me) That is why I added the fork & spoon..

Monday, September 10, 2007

A card from sketchthiscard !


I was trying to find a way to use scraps and went over to the sketch site. This was the perfect way to use some scraps. pp is from a piece. I cut the circles from the old creative memories circle cutter. Pumpkin is a punch.. This site is great the host a new sketch every week..check it out on my side bar....


pp: k& Co Cs: su Stamps: m's dollar Punch: martha stewart

Sunday, September 9, 2007

EEEKKKKK! card


This is a use up my scraps card. Thanks to Sandy, I have a pile of things I am using up.


cardstock from su, pp is from K&co. Stamp from Su & flowers are prima