Sunday, December 19, 2010


1st Merry Christmas to all..
 It has been a very busy December for me. I Had my first show Handmade Dayton in the Cannery Downtown the first weekend in Dec. What a blast it was. I was a little intimated at first but Thanks to my Friend Nicky ( She showed me the ropes and what a great time it was too. We Shared a booth and had a wonderful time meeting new people.
So the very next weekend I did another show called the Santa Shop at Dance Etc. It was a lot of fun meet some great people there as well and got a lot of orders for my Neckwarmers/Cowls
So I am ready to go at this again next year. Thanks to all of you who came out and supported us.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thanksgiving is upon us.....

I hope that everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. My DD had a great time.

Now that Thanksgiving is near, I think that we all start to count our blessing though we do so all year, this is the time of year that we like to share them with everyone. Now I am getting excitied I love the fall. The Sat before Thanksgiving we have a family reunion. To me that is something to be thankful for. Spending time with family. I am thinking of how blessed I am when the holidays come (as well as everyday of the year) that I get to see holiday spirits light up in my DD eyes whom GOD blessed us with on Christmas Eve 2003. For this I am truly blessed, for we never thought that we would have a child. ( i guess that is why you see a lot of little girls in the cards that I make).

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

Here is a shout out to My Mom & Dad this month is there anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
 I really wanted to get this posted be Oct 7th but alas I am behind.

I have been very busy and will continue to be so for the next few months. Which is a good thing. So here is the card that I made for them. I LOVE YOU BOTH!
Isn't he just the cutest popping out of the bucket.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Boo to you

just in time for the Scariest night in the year!
Here are the rest the cards for Simply Scrapbooks design team.
Yes I know it is a BOY lol. I really don't do a lot of boy themes but he so just to handsome not to have a card all of his own. LOL The paper is Basic Grey and I colored him with copics. The Banner is die-namics from My Favorite Things stamps.
Ok Yes I had to do a girl to. What can I say just blame it on Abby.

She is just as sweet as can be I just spider wed back ground paper and layered with October Afternoon paper and colored her with copics the banner is die-namics and the little flower is from spellbinder peony the smallest, and BOO letters are rub-ons. And of course I had to use a little bit of lace.
You're my Sliver Lining

This was Abby's favorite card. That surprised me but then this is Abby we are talking about. You never can tell what she might like and not. 
Well thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards.

Fall is in the Air.......

Happy Fall Everyone......
The air is turning crisp and cool. The leaves on the trees are changing colors. What a great time of the year it is, what with the hay rides and picking pumpkins it gets me and my family all excited for the holidays. My DD Abby is getting excited to have a Halloween party at school and go trick or treating. So here are 5 cards that I designed for Simply Scrapbooks and MPTS.
I hope you enjoy the cards they are Sweet & Toxic
Don't you just love her Purple Hair. She is frightfully wanting to be a little Gothic. She is from the Greeting Farm set called sweet and toxic. The flower is hand made with October afternoon paper. The background paper was from 3 different line jenni bowlin, indie girl and jillibean. Her clothes are from Basic grey Halloween line.
This is the first card for MPTS challenge
NO ORANGE or Yellow!!!
These two colors CANNOT be used on your project!!!
Supplies: Glitter and ribbon
Embellishment: Hand made flower
Technique: embossing
Surface: Card

 For those of you how follow both MPTS and my blog will get to see the card that I have for Thursday's MPTS. It is a little on the scarier side LOL.

Shame Shame Shame He just had to go and lose his head. I guess he shouldn't have painted the roses red!
I just love the Jinni Bowlin mini pack of paper the roses are so sweet.  The other back ground paper are Graphic 45 Alice Halloween. My Little flower is made the the 2nd smallest spellbinder peony.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MPTS Card Team Challange - Back to School

School Days

 Back to school was the challange   for MPTS Design Team Members.  I have to cards to share with you. So Here she is again little Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm ready to go back to school. She is dressed to impress with paper pieced clothing and purse to match. The banner is a hero arts stamp colored with copics

School Room
Here is the Sceond card for the challange. This cute little book stamp just screamed to be used. My Friend Nicky gave the 2+1=3 to add to it and the apple is cut from paper. So sweet so vintage the class room looks.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Holiday Shopping

Don't forget your to grab your Shopping List before you leave. You don't want to forget and of the goodies that you will need for all the holidays coming up. Little Miss Anya is already to help.

Miss Anya from the greeting farm is ready for a day of shopping. I used all October afternoon paper for the shopping list and paper piecing. The brad was made with the Itop brad making tool I love fabric brads so now I can make my own.
Happy Shopping

When the Weather Gets Cold........

You Know That Santa Is on the Way!

The Greeting Farm Miss Anya ready for Chirstams. She is paper pieced with memory box 6x6 pad and the back ground is Noel from making memories. The presnets that are kind of hidden on the card are cut using the slice. This is a pop up pull up card and you can find the direations under hero arts pop up pull up on youtube. This card is a lot of fun to make and as you can see on down in the othe pics that it can stand up on it's own.
     HoHoHo! Sleigh Bells ring and Snow Just Gleams and Santa is on the way. A busy time of shopping and cooking and cleaning to get ready, And the look on a child's face on Christmas Morning is Priceless!
     Abby was born on Christmas Eve and I spent that Christmas 2003 in the Hospital and what a miracle it was. I always felt that it was Rick's Mom (who we lost on Dec 6 2001) that gave us Abby on this day. Abby was supposed to be born on Jan 10th 2004 and I told everyone that it would be the 12th I was surprised that it was the 12th month and not the 12th day of Jan.  This was Shirley's Favorite day to have her family all together. We would all go to Church for Christmas eve mass and go back to the house for food and presents.
     Everyone has there own traditions to what they do on Christmas morning, I remember My Sister and I would get up really early and sneak down stairs and go through our stocking hung above the fire place. (Not that Mom and Dad didn't  know, we just thought they didn't) My Sister Amandda and I would swap and go through all of the goodies and then stuff them back into our stocking. We would go back up stairs and get Mom and Dad up or they would here us and come down. We had to wait until their coffee was ready then we could open presents. Oh what fun it was to be a child on Christmas morning.
     Now that I have my own Child we have our own traditions. We have three large Christmas trees one for each floor. The Family Room is where my DH's (darling hubby) tree is, in the Living Room is My tree and where the presents are, on the third floor is Abby's tree and this is where Santa Brings her presents. She gets the biggest kick out of Santa delivering her Presents under her tree. She opens her stocking first too see what Santa brought and then she opens her gifts from Santa. When she is done she loves to pass out the gifts to us from under the tree. Then we back up and head to Mom and Dad's for Christmas there and Food. And you would think that would be all but it isn't you See for Abby's Birthday we have the family over the very next day to cealbrate Abby's birthday. YES even more gifts LOL. We Always make a big deal for her birthday. We have a party for her and her friends the Sat before Christmas. It is the busiest time of year for us but we love it! I don't think Abby would be happy if her birthday would be any other day of the year.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh What a Movie Love In the Afternoon

I am going to suggest to all that if you want to see a wonderful  MOVIE this is the one, this is the Best Movie ever made in my oppion. Stay in with the one you love make some popcorn sit back and enjoy a great evening in with a great movie.

TCM 10:15pm Sat Sept. 18th. Love In The Afternoon (1957)

An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver Dir: Billy Wilder BW-130 mins, TV-G

Fall Brings Thanksgiving

Now for Fall which Brings us to Thanksgiving

Oh Who doesn't like Thanksgiving the smells of pies cooking all day the breads and Turkey. What a day to gather around the table with Family and Friends and Thank God for our blessings. For are Family the excitement for Thanks giving starts the Saturday before at our Family Reunion in Ky.  That is a true blessing to have so much of our family together and the food is out of this world.  I have a little story I would like to share My Great Aunt Del would make Chicken and Dumpling and what a treat I guess it was. And from what I understand when she would make it it was very yellow and no one could figure out how she could get it so yellow. Well I guess some one asked her one day and she told them that she Added Yellow food coloring, oh what a laugh we all got when we heard that story. I bet she was a real  hoot.
So Brings us to the Festive Month of November. The anticipation of Christmas is right around the corner and the Children are getting even more excited. The ads are in the newspapers and the Children are already to make the Wish list that Santa might bring them that very special present on Christmas morning.

The Little girl is Miss Anya collection from the greeting farm. She is paper pieced with October Afternoon and colored with copics The Fall banner is a Die-namics from MFTS and I used hero arts small alphabet for FALL. The turkey is from the Fall back to school Slice Card. The Pumpkins are an Inkadinkado stamp paper pieces with Memory box paper.... Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are looking forward to Thanksgiving as much as we are.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween is Near

Happy Halloween

I decided to so another set of cards from Simply Scrapbooks design team.  I love The Greeting Farm stamps Miss Anya.

I am so ready for Fall what with  the changing of the leaves and the crispness of the air, the excitement that the Holidays are on the way. What more can you ask for? No matter how hard times are getting or how tight the money is, there is still that joy in the air. The Kids are getting excited they know the holidays are near. So Let start off with Halloween. OOH the spooky frightful fun that awaits us all. That is what little Miss Anya is waiting for all dressed up in her warm fall clothes and who knows what scary treat waits around the corner. Hope you are ready lets Tick or Treat.
This is a swing card. Miss Anya is paper pieced with Memory Box Halloween 6x6 collection. the back ground paper is also the same. The spider web, spider, bat and boo are Crafty Secrets Halloween stamps set, The large pumpkin is Imaginisce. Happy Halloween is inkadinkado. I made the Pumpkin fabric brad with the Itop tool oh what fun that is to use. Specially if you are fabric hoarder like I am.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Cards for Simply Design Team designed with Abby in mind

I hope Everyone had a nice and safe long weekend. It is hard to believe that we are already in September. The summer went by so fast for us. What with School starting in the middle of August and the weather is already starting to change even though we need rain. Abby's activity's have already started up. She is in two Dance classes and tumbling she is also ready to start back in to swim. I am just hoping to hold off on that a little longer. I am keeping busy with the design teams.  So here are the cards that  I have done for Simply Scrapbooks design team. The stamps are yet again from MFTS You Make My Heart Sing and Miss You Much.
     This one is You make my heart sing. I paper pieced her clothes with October afternoon togetherness 6x6 paper pad and the back ground is from Memory Box 6x6 the fence is MS punch and the grass is MFT die-namics. The stamp looks like she is sitting on a music lines. However I decided to add legs and a back to make it look like a bench in a park. I almost thinks she is wishing for summer to stick around a little longer.

     Now here is the same stamp but I made it so that she is on a swing. Her Clothes are paper pieced with October afternoon 6x6 paper pad and the tree branches are from memory box 6x6 paper pad. The grass is MFT die-namics. Abby loves to swing so when she saw this card she said Mommy that looks like me.

Now we are Waiting to go to Memaw & Pawpaw's, this is what Abby calls her grandparents and she loves to go and spend the weekend with them. So I had this card in mind of Abby. Even though she is a little to busy to sit and wait, she did keep asking me this passed Sat if she still got to go to Memaw & Pawpaw's house for the rest of the weekend.  It made it nice that Monday was a holiday. Of course the clothes boots and suitcases are October afternoon togetherness 6x6 paper pad, the back ground was the 12x12 paper and the saying was done on the computer and printed out.

I really liked this stamp so much that I made two more cards this next one is a sewing theme. I used the 12x12 fly a kite strawberry jam from October afternoon to paper piece the clothes and suite cases, the back ground paper was 6x6 Cosmo cricket material girl. I cut slits in the suite cases and added scraps of fabric and of course 3 buttons. This reminded me of Abby sewing with her hello kitty sewing machine that I got her for her birthday last year.

Now for the last card that I made it is a very merry Christmas
Abby's birthday is Christmas Eve and of course her favorite holiday is of course Christmas. The Paper is the new Noel from Making Memories. I used holly stickles on the leaves of the holly. Well I hoped you enjoyed all the cards. I will be posting more a little later.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crocheted Flower Broachs

I have made a few of these to sell on etsy. They are a great Christmas or Birthday gift, they look great on a jacket or sweater and even on a headband.  If you would like to request a different color please let me know I would be gald to work with you. they are $3.50 med. and $4.00 for a large or an ex-large $4.50.
This is a large one and it is $4.00
This one is also $3.50

Envelope Stationary Box in Blue

Here is the box in blue however the paper on the cards are differnt than the pink one. Again the Box is $25.00 and you can add a monogram letter to each card as well as the front of the box for only $3.00 more. So If you have a request for color, vintage or chirstmas or even Halloween paper or if you have an idea that you would like to see please let me know. I would be gald to work with you.

My Envelope Stationary Box

I am featuring my Envelope stationary box here on my blog so that everyone can see what I have been up to. I am selling these on my etsy site for $25.00 I will even add a monogram to each of the 10 card and the front of the box for $3.00 more. So If you have a request for color, vintage or Christmas or even Halloween paper or if you have an idea that you would like to see please let me know. I would be glad to work with you.

Centeral England Pop up Pull up Card

Here is my Pop up Pull up card for MPTS design team Yeah I got it done. However it also has a second purpose, it is also my Father-in-Laws birthday card. I used October Afternoon paper as well as Graphic 45 so tags that I have laying around for at least a year and found some use for. The plane is from a Victorian calender the button is very old from my Great Grandmothers collection the watch is cut out from graphic 45 paper. The Saying is a rub on.
Now I have to get back to work I have some more eye candy to blog about so I will be back very soon.