Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another ATC Challenge

I posted another ATC Challenge at Here's a sample I made for the challenge. We would love for you to come join in any of our challenges & fun!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 18

Here's the card I made for day 18 of the November Card a Day Challenge.

I picked up the Grandbaby yesterday. She is staying with Grandpa & Grandma for a week or two, so I will not be crafting near as much as normal.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 16 Card Challenge

Since I've been sick for a few days, I'm working behind in the Card a Day Challenge at http://www.cookinupcreations/. I hope I can catch up, but probably not, lol!

Today's Creation

I made this card for a challenge they are having at The challenge is to make a card every day in November. Each day they post the rules for that day's card. This card is for day 17, the card had to have a heart on it somewhere.
Supplies I Used:
Day 17
Supplies I Used: Amy Butler Pattern Paper, TPC Studio Patterned Borders clear stamp & clear embossing powder, Heidi Grace chipboard shape, misc. ribbon & cardstock

Do you like to paper piece?

If so come on over & check out this challenge at LIC.
We have several challenges happening for the month of November, so come on over!


DD told us last night that we will have Doodlbug for Thanksgiving! I'm so excited to get to spend the holiday with her!
I'm meeting them 1/2 way on Thursday to pick her up and keep her until ???. Her Momma has a new job working 15 hour days 3 days a week, so she is going to spend a week or two with Grandpa & Grandma.
I'm so excited!! I miss that little girl so much!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I love these images!

I think these are the sweetest stamps!

Just one of the November Challenges

Over at LIC we are having several November challenges, so come on over & check them out. This one is a challenge posted by Marcie, she made a adorable card sketch. Here's a link to her challenge & this is the card I made for the challenge. Hope to see you there!

The cutest little witch ever....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nothing Special

My poor blog, I have so ignored this poor little blog of mine. It seems days go by so fast!

DD & family will be here this weekend. I'm hoping to get some great fall pictures of McKayla. She is growing so fast! We haven't seen her for a little over a month, but from the sounds of it, she has really been changing in that month. Each time I get to talk to her over the phone, she is talking more & more. She is saying so many words, now! I do believe she has totally left the baby behind & a toddler is in her place. This picture was taken as we were leaving the zoo last month. This picture says it all to me, she's helping push the stroller, lol. I'm so sad to see the baby days gone, but I sure do look forward to fun with this little girl of ours! She's a special one, that's for sure!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blog Candy

I just stumbled upon a great blog with adorable stamps!

You might want to go check out the blog candy they are giving away right now!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thinking of You

Here's a card I made over the weekend. I just adore Sarah Kay's images!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just a few pictures

We took a drive through Napoleon Hollow today. Here's just a few pictures from out drive.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Thought I would share a quick card with one of my favorite stamps.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Poor Ignored Blog

I have not forgotten you! I have just been so very busy! I promise to return to you & post daily very soon.

For now, here's a few cards I've completed for a challenge over at LIC.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mr. Owl

This is an ATC I made for our image challenge over at LiveImagineCreate. We post an image every Friday to make an ATC card with. Everyone is welcome to join!!!

He Did It!

PhotobucketNathan graduated last Saturday night! We were sweatin'it. No, really we were, it had to be 110 degrees in that gym! It was miserable as usual.
I am feeling so old! I am the mother of three grown kids, adults!! Oh'my how the years have flown by, even though sometimes it felt like time was standing still. Those were always the hard times.
I guess we are starting another chapter in life. God only knows what's to come!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Here's a little notebook I covered last night. I used paper from MME Delightful Stack I found at HL.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Accordian Card

Mardi over at posted a link to this card. I can't get it posted here, but the link is at the message board.
This was fun to make & Dawn had a very good video tutorial!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It does exist!

I have searched for this toy for a very long time. I had all but decided I made it up in my mind. I asked on message boards & searched ebay but just could never find it. It was one of the childhood mysteries, did I really have that toy? I even remembered that my Mom's boss gave it to me for Christmas. I also remembered that it was not my Mom's idea of a great gift, lol.

So, tonight I was searching for a image of the Tootsie Roll Owl, when I saw a really dark thumbnail, could it be.....was it really my beloved mystery toy?

It really is my toy! All this time I was searching for "Tootsie Roll Candy Machine, when all along it was called "Toot Sweet".

As long as I have searched for this toy, I do have to admit that if I still had it.....and if I could sell it for that crazy amount of money.............I would!!!
Here's a link to an Ebay auction I found, crazy I tell you!

Coin purse tutorial...

Hello, I posted a tutorial today at Come on over & check it out! We have a great group going there.

Monday, April 20, 2009

ATC Booklet

Here's a little book I created to hold ATC cards. If you would like to see my tutorial hop on over to

Saturday, April 18, 2009

More auction goodies!!

First, please ignore my ugly walls. I'm hoping someday soon hubby will get these old walls updated, maybe? I hope!

This table was my big purchase of the day. I got it for $17.50. That's a little higher then I wanted to pay, but it was the perfect size for the spot I wanted a table in.
The boxes on the bottom shelf were all in a box for $1.
I thought this shelf unit was perfect. It fits perfectly right where I was thinking it would. It's even on wheels. I got it for $2.50.

In this picture, I got the cute little mirrors. They were in the auction box with all the decorative boxes & other stuff Ashley took. That box was $1. The shelf below them, with my CTMH stamps on it was thrown in with the shelf below. I think it's actually a video tape holder.

In this picture you see the brown shelf unit. I got that for $2.50. I have all my scrap papers sorted into it. It's working great! Out of all my attempts to sort scrap paper, this is the best by far.

My Clip it Up is bigger then yours!

So, I brought this home from an auction last weekend. Boy, did hubby look at me strange when I bid on this, notice I said "bid", that's cause everyone else was looking at me strange, too! No one bid against me! This thing has a stand on the floor & is over 4 feet tall. I got it for $1 & no matter how strange those people looked at me, I knew I got an awesome deal!
I already had the shower hooks from my curtain rod clip it up I've been using for a year or so, now. I just used those for this, too. I had to
go pick up a few more hooks.
I have it pretty close to me, so I can just reach over, twirl it around until I find what I want. I honestly didn't know I had this much stuffed in drawers!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter Bunny

We took McKayla to see the Easter Bunny at the mall. I was really surprised how cute this bunny was, rofl. Usually you see some pretty creepy bunnies!

We weren't sure what McKayla would think of sitting on bunnies lap, but as you can see, she loved him!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Birthday Girl!

Wow, it's almost been a year since McKayla was born! The kids were visiting this weekend, so we celebrated her birthday on Easter.

Here's some pictures from Sunday...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sock Monkey

I found the cutest patterns for sock monkeys at this site...

I thought they would make adorable paper piecings for scrapbooking, so I had to try it out.

Here's what I came up with

I thought it would be fun to give her away. So, if you are interested go on over to

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ooops, forgot one!

I forgot this one! Isn't this the funniest thing. Things have sure changed since her Momma was a baby. We were told to put them down on their tummy. Now they sleep on their back with this funny looking contraption!

Scrappy projects,finally!

I think this is one of my favorite pages! I really like browns & pinks! I'm not sure what I was thinking when I did all that sewing! It was one of those late nights, lol!

This is one of my favorite pictures! I wasn't real sure I would like this page because I just kept adding stuff to it! I was afraid I was entering the land of sticker sneeze! I really do like it, though! I added little glass eyes to the fish & also used those as holders for the little scrubbies. I used Stickles to give everything a bit of wet look.

Isn't just the sweetest picture? She loved to hold onto her Daddy's hands anytime she was stuck in her carseat.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Oh'how I HATE insomnia!

Here I am up again :(. This is the 3rd night in a row. I take all my sleeping meds & try to sleep, but I just can't. My mind will not stop whirling. So many things to think about, lately.
I think part of it is that things are getting easier around here. I've finally got some medical answers & I'm finding relief, finally. When I really stopped & thought about it, this has been bothering me since fall of 2007. I just had not connected the dots until I got the test results. Switching to all cotton has done wonders for me. All but 3 of the lesions are nearly healed! I just can't tell you how good that feels. They were so very painful.
Russ is going back to work, tomorrow very part time. I'm sure that will boost his spirits. He is so not a man to sit around, so this has been so hard on him. He also starts rehab, tomorrow. I bet he will be sore tomorrow night!
Ashley & McKayla went home, today. With my Sciatica problems almost gone & hubby getting better, she was able to go home. You know how wonderful it is to have family visiting & how wonderful it is when they go home? Yep, that's where we were all at. We sure will miss them, though & wish so bad they were nearer to us, so that we could see them more often & all go home to our own homes at night.

So, with all this getting better stuff, I guess I'm a little scared. I'm afraid to let this weight off my shoulders. I keep thinking "what's next". The past 1 1/2 years have been so hard for us. One blow after another. I think this is a huge part of my insomnia. I've got some serious praying & soul searching to do. I know that through these past 2 months God has shown us He is there & that He will meet all our needs. Trusting is hard for me, I want to do things all on my own. Why do I keep doing this to myself. I know that saying so well, "Let go, Let God". How many times have I said that to other people & believed it? So many times, so why is it so hard for me to do?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another beautiful day

It was another awesome day. It was 81 degrees, yesterday! So, we decided to take a walk over to the park. This was McKayla's first trip to the park. I don't think it will be long before she is toddling all over the park!

Getting a park in our tiny village was one of Russ's project while he was president of the board. He thought that the kids in town really needed a place to play & to just hang out. All of our kids were to old for playing at the park, when this project was done. Now, with McKayla, he was happy to see her playing there & looks forward to many years of her enjoying the park.