Monday, December 27, 2010

Blizzard December 2010

                                                                             photo credit here

We'll this is our second of the year, this led to 21" of snow and 5' snow drifts.  Parts of my yard are bare and others have snow over the fence.  weird!  This snow is light and fluffy, compared to the last storm this one was much better.  We did not loose power.  THank you GOD!  I am back to work tomorrow boo hoo!

HOpe to have a new pc in a few weeks, started doing a little search today to see what I want.  any suggestions???

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

                                                                          Picture source

I have a love for books.  When I was younger I never read anything at all.  Thought books were for smart people.   We'll a few years ago good housekeeping or one of those books had a clip of a new book in it called.  "the life and death of charlie St. Cloud"  I was at work at lunch and bored so I read the clip.  I was so hooked on it that I was late from lunch.  A few months later I saw the book bought it and read it within a few days.  That was the beginning of my love of reading.  Below you can see some of the books I have read.

This year I asked my husband to get me a kindle.  Knowing money was tight I figured it was a long shot.

we'll Iz got me a a Kindle.  Thank  you husband.  I love you!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa coming..tonight tonight!

I can't believe Santa is on his way, as of now he's in Spain.  ola, Santa!

Busy day today, made more cookies, did a little wrappin' and all that fun eve stuff!  See ya tomorrow!  Santa's coming...Santa!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Owl always love Christmas!


I really love Christmas, I don't like the stress leading up to it (who does) but, I love how people sometimes are nicer in the stores, how people have wonder in their eyes and that feel good ho ho ho kinda thing going.  Is it the shopping, the upcoming gifts they know they will get or is it that Jesus, has a little bit of His spirit floating around and it grasps people and gives them that glint of what it's really all about?

I hope for the latter!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm dreaming of a white....

                                                                Another weheartit pic.  Sorry not sure of source for this one =(

I would love to come home to this place every day, that is some home.

So, we have a 50% chance of snow for Christmas.  I'm praying for a white Christmas.  I just love snow and think it would make the day just wonderful!

Happy shopping, I'll be heading to the mall for shopping tonight.  I know way to push the shopping envelope, but things just did not fall the way I wanted this year.  I've been really stressed and hope I find those special gifts on the boys list.

Hope your done and wrapping!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cookies anyone?


  We'll I must say the person who took this picture has me wanting not only to get out my camera but to so eat some cookies.

  I thought I'd share a yummy little cookie makin' thing with ya'll...Eat up.

  Werthers cookies!

1.5 sticks a butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup confection sugar
1 egg
1 Tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 werthers candies smashed with a hammer (so fun)

mix the wet stuff together then add slowly the dry stuff.  Once all mixed add the werthers candies. 

bake at 375 for about 12-14 min, or until golden brown and melted and yummy!

(helpful hint, take the werthers hit twice with a hammer large chunks are perfect, do this while there in the wrapper so they don't fly and hit you in the face!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The story of my sled!


We are supposed to get snow today!

I can't believe how fast Christmas is coming this year, it's rather annoying if you ask me.  Not Christmas but the fact that every time I blink it's like 3 days closer.

Today I was shopping for my mother at this fantastic store in Cape May.  It's vintage/homemade artsy fartsy and I just love it.  The one thing I saw for about 55-75 bucks is old vintage sleds.  Like the one above.

When I was 2 for Christmas I got one of these sleds minus the back seat, it was painted red and green with my name and the year on it.  It's lovely, and I have fond memories of this sled.  I love old vintage sleds, and can't Waite to go back after Christmas to see if they still have some (I just can't spend money on myself now)

So, enjoy sledding and snowball fights and all that stuff this Christmas, because in a blink of an eye it will be gone...poof

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas is coming the....







Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SU..color goodness!

I know I'm partial now that I sell SU products, but I will say even before I started I loved that the colors and papers all matched and I love the quality to the paper, it's to me the best on the market.  I've said that for years.  So, here is a little card with some color!

Enjoying your Christmas??  Me, I'm so stressed I can barely see straight, hope you all are bit more ahead than I.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Work for me is changing a bit.  I've been working at a desk a few hours a week.  don't like it, don't hate it.  It's a job right??  I wish I was this skinny and could wear heels...LOL

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ribbon flowers!

I really like making ribbon flowers, this card is so simple, just two stamps the ribbon flower and some baubles and there ye' go! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Artsy Fartsy!

Since this is my blog, I suppose I can say fartsy right????  I love the way this card turned out.  I used some old ribbon to make this flower, so easy. Once I get a new pc I'll do a tutorial.

Happy Day!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Have a great day!  Don't forget to brush and floss before bed!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Vampires are everywhere and pretty cool, this one does not sparkle but he should ;)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween cards.

For the next few days I'll show the last of the halloween cards.

This was with a retired su set, wish it was still around very fun to color!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

be back when bloggers back

sorry, I said i'd keep posting and this week got ahead of me...sorry...tonight blogger is down with pics untill tomorrow.  so I'll see ya tomorrow!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Breast Cancer Sucks!

I'm not afraid to say it.  Cancer sucks.  My like a mom Linda, is a survivor.  I am often in awe of her strength.  She gives all that credit to Jesus, but I have a feeling He's pretty proud of her and the way she fought this crappy disease and won.  God, thank you for looking after our Nana, and thank you for healing her.  This card is for a women I know who is fighting her battle now.  God, protect our sister as she fights back!

Friday, October 15, 2010


This card was made last week when my mother in law was here visiting.  We saw it in a papercrafts magazine.  She insisted we make it, so I found some supplies and we whipped it up.  I love that in card making you can figure out share and have fun with people you love and people who drive you nuts wanting to make a card you don't have the stamps for ;)  HI uma!  lol

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to meee!

Well today is my birthday.  I'm not afraid to tell you how old I am..not me..I won't like I'm 29...ROFL..NOT.  But, who really counts after that anyway??  Today I will share a cute little card.  I really like the punch I used it's pretty fun.  

We'll here is to another great year of being 29 =)

I used copic markers for her dress and stuff, I just swiped it up and down to give the pattern.  Kinda looks hippie that a word kinda like funkadelic...hmmm  I'll have to google that...see ya!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This little company...

I took the plunge.  My very dear friend Sue, has been my demo for years, she asked me if I'd like to be a demo for this company too...can you guess what it is?

I'm pretty excited, and nervous.  I don't want to let her down.  I am going to have an open house in November, woo hooo.    Tomorrow I'll have another card!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another paper makeup card.

Come on now, you know you want to go buy some..You really want  need them.  This image is just fun, you know life sometimes gets a bit stinky and this card lets folks know they are not alone.

Heee hee..Go shop now..........

Monday, October 11, 2010

Paper Makeup Stamps...Oh My

I happen to have found this little site called..PAPER MAKEUP STAMPS.  I instantly fell in love, I love the goofy, silly, creative, cute, awesome stamps that they have.  I of course ordered a few (Yes just a few) geesh.  I also sent the owner a note telling her that her stamps are by far  some of the neatest I've seen.  Sometimes I like weird stuff and some of her images are just not the norm (in a very cool way).  See this card, hellooooo does this not have me written all over it.  Tomorrow I'll show you another.  Fantastic co.  the shipping was fast, and I got a little free stamp with it.  I always love free.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Yesterday my husband & I went to a wedding.  This is the card I made for that wedding.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I know the kids have been back in school for like forever.....or at least a few weeks.  I made this card for my niece & nephew, and forgot to send it.  DUH!

I think I'll send it now just as a hello keep up the good work card.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I see you!

One more halloween card this week.  Then I'll do something elese..OKAY?  I used the martha punch for the little boarder and just some SU paper and google eyes.  I really enjoy this set, I borrowed it from my demo Sue.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I know...vampires should sparkle.

When I was finished with this card, I was tempted to sprinkly a little sparkle on him.  BUT, since he's no Edward I skipped the sparkle.  HEEE HEE HEE.

I used an old SU set for this card, I had all these papers from last year, the ribbon is new and from m's.  I like it.  I colored w. Copics.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Get Whale soon.

This Stampin' Up set is a very good set to have.  I happen to love the images in it.  We made this card at Sue's house the other day.  She's my demo.  Last week she asked me if I'd like to become a demo.  I think I may give it a try.  I love the quality of the products.  The only thing is, I love copics.  So, we'll see how it goes.

All supplies for this card are STAMPIN' UP.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A muse Birthday!

  I have to admit I really enjoy these little girls from amuse.  I have about three of them, and that is really not enough.  They are simple little girls and I like that because you can add nice little accents.

This fits so well with the little amuse saying.  If you would like to buy these little girls  aka Mandy you can shop for them HERE!

Monday, October 4, 2010

having a dog is...

...We'll I don't have any pets, my children are work enough. BUT, this week my in laws are here visiting.  They brought thier 10 mnt old airdale terrrior Hayley Mills with them.  Well, It's fun they look at you with sad eyes when you eat.  They like to growl and jump and play in the rain.  I think I'd like one.  NO, I'm not getting one, but it's not to bad after all.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Butterflies all over.

We went to the beach, and let me just tell you every where you looked there were monarch butterflies.  I could not believe it.  The year Vanessa died, there were tons too.  Reminds me of her and always will. I got this shot and thought I'd share it!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

For at least a little while.

Hey folks, I have my in-laws or as I'd like to call them out laws here for about 10 more days.  While they are here I'll be stealing her laptop to down load a ton of card pics, hopefully enough to keep me going till the new pc gets here.  

Today was our first full day with my mil since 2009.  We went to the beach with the puppy.  I took this pic of the lighthouse.

There were tons and tons of butterflies.  Were going back tomorrow for critterfest hopefully there will be more shots of them.  I'll post that one later, I need to edit.

Thanks for visiting, hope you come back!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


pic from weheart it

What a fun word that is.  Say it with me, oooozzzzaaaakkkk.  Fun See.

 Today, I have to tell you about the fastest cheapest coolest place to get your copic markers.  I have seriously ordered like at 4am and in the am at 9 had confirmation and shipping info.  I order on Monday I have the order before the weekend.  It's super fast and they are very very nice guys.

I also must say that the first place to get copics is from your Local Stamp Store.  I think keeping them in business should be our top priority.  If you do not have a lss or they don't carry all your colors this is the place to go.  They offer a lot of copic related stuff and also now have some stamps.  They carry the refills for the memento inks too.  Please take a min to check them out I'm sure you won't be sorry!

Go get you some copics HERE!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Red Velvet!

I have been a HUGE fan of the red velvet for some time.  I enjoy the blogs, the pics they do and of course the store.  I have been wanting to buy something from them for some time and finally took the plunge.  I could not help but get this adorable camera neckless.  I got it in a few days, and I had some trouble with my order, so they helped me right away and got me a direct payment and shipped asap.  I had it in like two days.  It was wrapped in tissue paper with a cute little red velvet sticker.  Elsie, had little prints of a camera and film with the package that I just LOVED.

You should check them out.

Elsie blog HERE

Rachel blog HERE

Store HERE!

**note this picture is NOT mine**

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

There she goes.

Today I'm talking about There she goes clear stamps.  Another new co. to me.  I bought one set and am so happy I did.  I got the puppy love set (owh's you'll love it) It must have 30 images in it.  It's perfect it has small sentiments and some large ones too.  The package came pretty quick and I was happy with my order.  They are clear stamps and are good quality. I have made a few cards with them and had no problems at all!

Visit the site HERE

Visit the blog HERE

Buy the set I got  HERE!

Monday, September 6, 2010

New stamp company I love.

Hello blog land.  So sorry I've not been able to post.  I do have some awesome cards to share, but that will have to wait I guess.  I did find a pc I think will fit my needs.  Just waiting for the extra cash =(

 So, in order to not feel guilty for ignoring my peeps here in blog land  I thought I would share daily the things I've been finding while not posting.  I've had some fun shopping lately.

So first up is a new to me stamp company Called PAPER MAKEUP STAMPS  I adore this company.  I'm thrilled with what I see.  The stamps are well done and odd, just like me..LOL  I really can't say enough, you'll have to go HERE and check them out.  They also have a blog you may enjoy.  My first order I got 4 stamps for less than 20 bucks.  It's unmounted red rubber and good quality.  I've made a few cards with them already and love them so much. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Punk Rock Anya!

very poor quality, i'll have to figure this out. but you get the idea
Hey guys,

Since I have no way to upload pics from my wonderful new camera, I thought I would use my phone upload to facebook, and copy them from there. A lot of work yes, but I can't leave my blog all lonely any longer.

I made this card a while ago, I have a lot of stock to share. SHe is so cute and I love her hair. I need a little help with the highlights of dark hair but I'm getting there. The learning and playing is half the fun!

Hope you like the new look, it's a little wonky, but as the new tutorials come out I'll learn to get it better.

Have a great day!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I am sorry it's been so long.

Do you ever wonder how it is that time goes so fast.  I can not believe it is the end of June.  The kids get out of school this Wednesday.  Friday, we leave for North Carolina.  Were going to my family reunion for just a weekend. I've not seen my cousins in probably 20 years.  So, this should be pretty cool.  Now just because I feel like being chatty.  I come from a family of all girl cousins.  We'll all but one boy Tom Tug.  He's the only boy in my family other than my two uncles.  Now, I have lets see Stacy, Tom & Courtney...Then Michelle and Tammy.  They all have children all of them.  (Toms' baby is not yet out of the womb and we don't know the sex of that baby yet)  We'll guess what folks they all have girls.. every last one of them..Can you believe it, what is wrong with this picture...LOL  I am the only one with boys.  Go figure.  I guess it's good because I'm not sure I could handle three girls.  I can't even handle my own hair.  LOL

So, anyway I've had little time to create.  With our ministry and work and etc...etc.. I've been overwhelmed.  I hope to make a card with the sketch today from owh.  I have a bbq here at the house for the bands that are playing tonight.  And I need to get one kid to work, and clean the house mop the floor and fold all the laundry and wash the kids laundry..Ya, okay so maybe I won't make a card...LOL

I did sneak this one in...Enjoy!

Toy Story 3

Movie Review time folks.

  Well I must say when there is a series of movies, and ex specially when they are for kids, you tend to wonder how the quality and content is gonna go.  Most of the times it's a direct to dvd type of movie, and right there that is your signal not to watch.

  Toy story 3 is not one of those movies, it's full of emotion happy, sad, nervous edge of seat fun.  Yes I am talking about TS3.  It's full of so much.  Pixar, did a fantastic job of keeping the story flowing.  I loved how they had hints of the other movies, keeping the story flowing from one to the next.  It's perfect!

 I think if your a fan of Toy Story, you should run not walk and go see it.  Take tissues!

**the short in the beginning of the movie is really good, the message is beyond most kids but we adults need to hear it**

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mojo Monday sketch 142

Mojo Monday sketch 142.  I knew what paper I wanted to use when I saw this.  I just got this paper from DCWV, on sale no less.  It's a fun paper. 

Please go visit Mojo Monday HERE!    Hope you play along they have some really nice sketches.

Pp: dcwv Stamp: hugga bug (stamping bella) colored w/ copics

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Well hello bloggers,

  This card was made at stamp club. My SU demo Sue, happens to be a very good friend of mine.  I spent the weekend at her home with my little guy why my hubby was out of town.   We had so much fun.  We made a lot of cards, and got a lot of her cards gathered for the troops for OWH.  Big happy smile.  She also gave me some old kits to make cards for OWH, so that is what I did this weekend.  How fun.  I'm so happy I was able to do that.  This card is a sample of one we made together.  I'll have more this week once I get some pics.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Celebrate the blog hop winner!

  Hey what a fantastic weekend.

  I had the chance to make a lot of cards for OWH, with kits donated to me via my friend and su rep SUE.  Thanks Sue!

 I also had some down time to nap and relax.  I want to thank everyone who left kind messages about thier love for the card and for those of you who shared your love for Christ, that meant so much to me.  I plan to get back to ya'll as soon as I can!

I would like to thank Sandy, for all her hard work during the hop.  I would also like to recognize the board members and shippers of OWH. 

RANDOM ORG picked my winner for me and it is.....# 80 ..........TEREZA @ THE THRIFY SCRAPPER

please go see her work, it's lovely. 

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Welcome to the OWH MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOP 2010! 

 If you arrived via, Melissa beautiful blog your in the right spot.  If you would like to start at the very beginning please go HERE!

  The card!

The reason:

  I really am happy to be involved with OWH  More now than ever.  My friend, Lisa's husband is over in Afghanistan  and knowing how much contact means to her, I see now the need for OWH in a whole new light.  I want to thank you the families who miss your loved ones and to all our heroes...Thank you! 

The give away!

  I'll be doing a random drawling for a $25.00 gift card to MY FAVORITE THINGS. (I don't work for them I'm not on there design team or anything) comments must be made by Memorial day at midnight.  I'll post the winner on Tuesday!


Friday, May 28, 2010


  I know I've been away.  Hubby was out of town life got crazy, I have a ton of really cool cards to share this week.

  The best thing to do on a relaxing memorial day weekend is blog hop..SO check us out tomorrow as OWH, does it's Memorial day blog hop!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fun images!

I really love these goofy goobers.  Okay, that is not there real name just what I call them. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

starts and stamps sketch 16

Hello again,

  Today I had a very nice mothers day, my sister and mom were here from Nashville.  What a great way to spend mom's day.

 This is the card I made.  If you would be so kind to visit my ma's blog and see what her and sister did, I'd appreciate it.  You can visit her HERE!  If you would like to visit the OWH blog you can do so by visiting HERE!


I love these images and I like to use them for these types of cards.  This card I sent with my sister back to nashville for my nephew.  He's a great kid, very smart and was unable to come on this trip because of school.  I hope to see him next time around.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

OWH sketch 15

  This card is for the OWH stars and Stamps Sketch #15

Stamp: inkandinkadoo (thank you) amuse (clouds) pp: su

Covid 19,

Today, I sat in my craft room trying to get things done for all my upcoming blog duties.  It was hard.   All this crazy that is going on in ...