This is a place where I share my creations and things that I have received from other creative people. It also is a place to share with my friends and family things pertaining to our life.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wishing You A Happy New Year

As I reflect back on everything that has taken place this last year were are so blessed. We have gained a new daughter in love, we have a home and a great church family. We have had a hard year in some ways but still we have so much. God is so good to us.

We are taking this time in the next few days to redo our goals for the coming year. We both are working on getting our health issues under control, and trust me that will be a full time job. We both want to be used more by God in whatever he has for us.

One of my goals is to do better at keeping this blog up to date.

I hope each and everyone of you have a wonderful New Year.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sharing Birthday Cards

Nov 1st was my birthday and I belong to a Birthday card swap from a forum called The Crafty Cow, The cards below are from the that forum. I just wanted to share them with you.

Janet/Lady of Kent





Juli/Cosmic Fairy


Jane also sent me these ATC cards

I know that I will have more, will share as soon as I get them .
Thank you for sending these.

The Crafty Cow is a get place, they have a live show usually twice a month. They are having some temporary problems with there browser so they haven't been able to have there show this last week. Be sure to check it out, you couldn't ask for a better bunch of ladies and gentleman.

Thanks for letting me share my wonderful day with you.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Keith and Lisa Wedding Day

Our oldest son Keith got married yesterday to a wonderful young woman that I am so proud to call my Daughter. It was a beautiful day for a wedding. They had pictures taken at a local park and then at the church. The photographer was a friend of Lisa's. We are impatiently waiting for them to be finished. My DH and her father did the honors of marrying them. It was a small ceremony with just family and a few friends attending. We then went to Pino's a local Italian restaurant for the reception. We do have a few pictures that my DH and Megan Lisa's sister took and she has also edited them. They are the ones that I would like to share here.

If you are my friend or family on facebook you can see all of them in my photos.

Thanks for letting me be a proud Mom

Thursday, September 10, 2009

So Excited

I'm so excited Keith and Lisa are getting married next weekend Sept 19th. It is going to be here at our church and her dad and my DH are going to do the ceremony. Ethan's Lisa's and Amanda's sister's boy is celebrating his 6th birthday the 18th so they decided to get married the next day since we are all going to be together. It will just be family but we are so excited for them. Lisa is everything that I could hope for in a wife for my son.

I made several wall hangings and I would like to share three with you today.

Artist board 6x8 - Dollar Tree
Beaded fringe - Dollar Tree
Design Paper - K&Co.
Lace - Had it forever
Ribbon - Joanne Fabrics
Flowers- Prima and Dollar Tree
Rhinstones - Walmart
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Vintage Picture -Magical Moonlight

Artist board 5x7 - Flower Factory
Designer Paper - Hobby Lobby single sheets
Fringe - Dollar general
Rhinestones - Michaels
Sentiment - K&Co.
Ribbon - Walmart
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Vintage Picture - Magic Moonlight

Artist board 5x7 - Flower Factory
Designer paper - single sheets - Hobby Lobby
Distress ink - vintage photo - Ranger
Fringe - Walmart
Ribbon - Don't know where I got it
Black cardstock - Stampin Up
Edged with a Gold Krylon pen
Rhinestones - Was from Cindy won blog candy.
Vintage photo - Magic Moonlight

Hope you have a wonderful day
Please let me know what you think of my projects

Monday, August 24, 2009

Guest Designer At Digital Two For Tuesday

Today I have the privilege of being the Designer of the week at Digital Two for Tuesday. Cora thank you for allowing me to share with your followers. She has this wonderful digital stamp blog and another blog called Clearly Vintage both have free images that you can use. It was a challenge for me, but I really had a great time using these digital stamps.
The first on is a card size 4 1/4x5 1/2 and the second one is a wall hanging.

Card Recipe
Digital art - Digital Two for Tuesday

Cardstock - Stampin UP
Designer paper - K&Co.

Ribbon - Clearance from Joanne Fabrics
Rhinestones - Joannne Fabrics
Markers - Stampin Up

Wall Hanging Recipe
5x7 Artist canvas
Digital Art - Digital Two For
Designer paper - Hobby Lobby
Beaded trim - Dollar Tree

Ribbon and trim - Big Lots
Flowers -
Rhindstomes- Joanne Fabrics
Markers -
Stampin Up

Thanks again Cora and please go check out her blogs
Have a great day!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Today my best friend and love of my life are celebrating 38 years of marriage. There isn't a day that I haven't thanked God for bring Jim into my life. He has been there for me thorough sickness and death of my mother and Grandparents. He was there for all the good times and all the bad and I love him more today than the day we said I do. I hope that my kids all have the same experience with their love ones. We are in Tennessee at a Ministerial conference with Dave and Cheryl and having a wonderful time.
Hope you are having a great day for I am.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wedding !!!!

PJ and Ashley (a young couple in our church) is getting married Sat. We had her personal shower Sunday afternoon. So of course I had to make something, Right!!!!! This is what I made.

Recipe: 6x8 artist canvas
DP from K&Co.
Chipboard pieces K&Co
Flowers Prima
Brads Making Memories
Fringe - Hobby Lobby
Ribbon - Dollar Tree
Picture taken by Brenda Bell, PJ's cousin

The Card - Very Simple but I didn't want to take away from the picture. Again Brenda took this picture.

Recipe: Premade card that I got on clearance.
Ribbon - Black velvet - Joann Fabrics
Slider - Paper Studios
Peeloffs - UK
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Picture - Brenda Bell

Congratulations PJ and Ashley, My hopes and prayers go with you both on this new journey that you are taking. I know that if you put God in the mix you will win.

Hope you have a great day!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009


I'm so excited I was chosen to be a Guest Designer on Digital Two For Tuesday. Will be featured Aug. 25th. Thanks Cora. She also has a blog named Clearly Vintage with a lot of beautiful free vintage pictures and some awesome stamps. Go check out both blogs you will be there for hours.
Have A Great Day

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Try AT What I Learned From Michelle

This card is one of the cards that I have created using a brayer and the technique that I learned from Michelle. I really love the look that you can get from this technique. This reminds me of a California sunset, we lived in the San Francisco Bay area for 18 yrs and loved every minute of it.

This card is on Stampin Up card stock. The flourish stamps are Martha Stewart, the Palm tree is from Innovative Stamp Creations. the elements and inks are from Stampin up.

This card is using the same technique, this one reminds me of the area where my mothers family lived in Idaho not far from Sun Valley Lodge. In fact my grandfather and his oldest kids (which is my mother and his son) fell and got the logs out of this area for the Lodge at Sun Valley. They cut the trees with what is called a two man saw and dragged them out with horses. They also got a lot of the logs out for Ernest Hemingway's home in Sun Valley. My grandparents, my mother and her brother have passed but we have a strong heritage.

This card is on Stampin Up cardstock, used there inks and brads. The stamps are from Innovative Stamp Creation. Ribbon is from Big Lots and peeloffs from the UK. I really enjoyed making these cards. I have a long way to go before I am any where near as good as Michelle but it sure is fun practicing. I am taking her advanced class the end of August. I can hardly wait.

I hope everyone is having a great day


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Love Ya!!!!!

My mothers family is having a family reunion and Memorial for my Uncle in Twin Falls, Idaho today and tomorrow. I sure wish I could have gone but wasn't able to. My grandparents had a farm with cows and horses when I was a little girl, Then my Uncle took it over when my grandparents move into town. I have great memories of the farm including milking some of the cows by hand. LOL !!!! So when I got this cute 3d image from my 3d group and I had to use it. I'm really not into cows but this graphic is so cute, I had to do it up. I hope you all enjoy looking at it as I did in making it.
The base of the card is from Stamping Up. The DP if from Hobby Lobby one of there scrap packs. The boarder is textured cardstock from DCWV, punched with a Fiskers punch. I got the ribbon from Big Lots in a clearance bin. The rhinestones are from Joann Fabrics. The sentiment is handwritten and punched out with an oval punch from Marvy. The inside is done with the DP and black boarder on Whisper white card stock

Have a great day!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Southern Charm

I love this 3d image it reminds me of the Southern belles. I should have been born in the Victorian age but so glad that I wasn't. I love the look but am glad that I don't have to ware it.

The base card is from DCWV and the image is from my 3d group. The black card stock is from Stampin Up . The flowers and Rhinestones are from Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby. The border punch is from Fiskers. The leaves are from the same Fiskers punch. The Peeloffs are from the UK. Have a hint of Dazzling Diamonds on the earrings and on the flower. Wish you could see the layers on this card but all I have right now is my scanner so you can't get anything but flat images.
Had a great time doing this card. Hope everyone is having a great day

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Couple New Cards

I love this couple for Jim and I are slowly making our way to this age. On this card I used for the base kraft card stock and the DP is DCWV Luxury pad. The ribbon is from Big Lots and the flower is from Dollar Tree. The peeloffs are from the UK and the Rhinestones are from Joann Fabrics. The 3d image is from a 3d group that I belong to

This second card is of the same couple and it reminds me of when I was a girl on my grandparents farm and we had to take baths this way. Again this image is from my 3d group, the card base is DCWV, the ribbon is from Dollar Tree and the buckle and brads are from Stampin Up. The Flower and brad buddy is made by Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.
I will try to do better at putting new things on my blog, last month was really busy for I did the crafts for Spotted Horse Ministries Bible Camp for two weeks. That was a real experience that I was so blessed to be a part of. They kids had riding lessons in the mornings and in the evenings they came back and had Bible camp. The first week was for kids 3 to 11 and the second week was for kids 11 to 18. This is a free camp and all the kids can learn to ride a horse in the morning sessions. If you would like more information go to Spotted Horse Ministries.

I hope you have a great day

Monday, June 1, 2009

Blog Candy

Here's a couple of Bogs that I follow that is giving away blog candy

First is Donalda's (yes another one) Her Blog is Enjoying the Journey.
Second one is Bev from All the Thing I Love

The links are in the side bar under Blog candy.

Good Luck to all of us.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Late Mother's Day Cards

I know that it is kind of late to be showing Mother's Day cards. But here they are any way.

This card I made for Cheryl's Mom. Cheryl is our Pastor's wife . This is a Tri fold card and is so much fun to make. I used a 3d image that Penny made from the 3d group that I belong to. The card stock is from Stampin Up. The DP is from DCWV The Luxury Stack. The flowers were given to me and the ribbon was on a clearance isle at Walmart. The Peel Offs are from the UK.

Inside of card

Second Card
Inside of card
This one I made for my friends mother. She is a stately woman and she loves blue.
The card stock is from Stampin Up The DP is from Hobby Lobby but I don't know the maker for it it was scraps that I had. The 3d image sheets were made by Danielle from a 3d group I belong to. The Elements are from Walmart and Michael's and Hobby Lobby. The Peel Offs are from the UK. The little rhinstones are made by Taylored Expressions which I got from the blog candy I won.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Michelle Zindorf Class

I just got back from taking Michelle's Beginner's class in Covington. If you ever have the
opportunity to take one of her classes do so. It was so much fun and boy do you learn a lot in the 3 hrs. I'm also going to take her Advanced class in Aug. so I have plenty of time to practice. And I do mean I have to practice.

Here are the three cards we did today. Don't look to close for there are a lot of mistake but you have to begin some where and they say practice makes perfect. Well see!!!!!!

Have a great day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday

May 3 our middle son Kurtis and his wife Amanda celebrated their anniversary so of course I had to make a card.

This is the inside of the card.

Base is CS from Stampin up. Shimmer paper from Hobby Lobby embossed with Texture tile with Big shot both from Stampin Up. Elements from Dollar Tree and Walmart. and peeloffs from the UK. Punch from Fiskers. 3d sheet from a 3d group I belong to.

May 8th is Lisa's Birthday so here is her card.

Inside of Card

CS from Stampin up, DP from Making Memories. Elements from Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Peeloffs from the UK . 3d sheet for a 3d group that I belong to.

Thanks for looking

Have a great Mother's Day


Sunday, April 26, 2009

18 Cards for A Eighteen Year Olds Birthday

I did 18 cards this week for my sister's Pastor's daughter. She is turning 18. Her name is Kaylen and she love Vintage things and the color blue. All of the CS is from Stampin up. Pictures that I have collected from all of the wonderful people that have them on their sites. Such as The Graphics Fairy, The Vintage Moth, Art Freebies, Shabby Chic, Etc. Elements for all over.

I love doing these and I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Have a great day