Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

Tonight was the Christmas party for my daughters church and she is the chair for the committee that put it on. Somehow, I manage to get volunteered to be a part of it no matter what the function is and tonight was no different. We spent most of yesterday preparing the fruit & veggies for the display we made and them 2 hours setting it up this evening. She just called me to tell me it was a hit. Her sweet friend Tori and her daughter Miss J are busy working on a small gift for the families. Tori also helped with the beautiful centerpieces on each table.
The backdrop was amazing also, hand made by another member of the church for the Nativity Program that happened the first week of December. It had fiber optic stars that made it even more beautiful.

The display took up a 6 foot table to give you an idea of how big it was. She expected about 300 people so it had to be rather large.

This is my daughter Brandy putting finishing touched to the bouquet in the center of the display. I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas season and may you prosper in the New Year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wonderful Friends

I have the most wonderful friends. I know I have posted before that I volunteer at the Cancer Treatment Center of America before, well Alyce who doesn't stamp much with us anymore, comes over to visit and knits instead while we stamp has been busy making lap throws, knitted hats & scarfs to donate to our guests at CTCA. She made a whopping 9 throws, 9 hats and 9 scarfs and brought them over to Sam's house to give to me to take. They are FABULOUS! She used double stitch so they are nice and thick and snugly. Sweet JoAnne, donated some $ to Alyce to help with yarn for all the projects. Thanks you both for these wonderful contributions. I should add Sam has donated about 100 cards for the guests also. Vickie has donated cards too. I told you I have wonderful friends. They also make birthday's special.......I will be hitting the double nickel mark soon and Wednesday when we stamped, I was treated to a wonderful tortilla soup and salad lunch with chocolate pumpkin cupcakes and whip cream frosting.....YUMMY, YUMMY. Sam made me these adorable place mats using thread that actually sparkles. They are so darn cute. Everyone made me adorable cards too. I can't thank you guys enough for your generosity and thoughtfulness. YOU ARE THE BEST! Oops I almost forgot....Sam knitted me a adorable dishcloth too!

See the sparkle thread?
Sam's card

Vickie's card & envelope.

Laura's card

Marie's card

JoAnne's card

These are the cards we made.
Sam's card

Vickie's card

Marie's card

Sam's candy creation

My card.

Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween & week. Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Redo & card

I made a little fall card....6x6 so I guess it isn't little but it is a fall card. Not sure if I like it or not.
I decided to redo a family picture wall so I picked up some 12x12 scrapbook frames, made these pages from Rasberry Road Designs kits Celestial Bliss, framed them & love the look. No journaling on them, just a picture.

Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cannon Ball

I normally volunteer at the Cancer Treatment Center of America on Thursday's but my throat has been sore all day so I figured it was best to stay home & not spread any bug so instead I played all day. I have made a digi page for all of my grandkids lately except this little guy. Today was his day. I used a kit called Tiki Kit by Kay Miller. I love her style so it was fun to make this page.
Thanks for looking.........

Fun week

This week DH was out of town...although I missed him, I loved the fact I was able to play more than usual. The girls and I got together on Wednesday and played too. Below are some cards we made. This 1st card was a BRAK from Sam, I did her a little favor & she made me this darling card as a thank you. Sam's Wednesday shoebox card




The rest are cards I made while the cat was away. I used a Papercraft magazine template for the shoe, the top of the shoe was placed on the fold so it opens up. I made the sentiment on the computer.

Santa made with punches, I ran white cardstock thru a xyron & them put dazzling diamonds on it before I punched out all the snowflakes.

Card base on glossy paper, stamp is obsession impressions, snowflakes are punched (MS, SU) diamond centers I grabbed at

Dustin Pike Santa image, Reindeer is Cornish Heritage stamp by Kim Hughes, scalloped rectangle is celebrations #5 cricut cartridge, tree is old die cut I had laying around.

I picked up a template at Gotta Pixel, the designer is and I made it into a hybrid layered cow. Word art I made on the computer.
Thanks for stopping by....have fun this week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Digi Itch

I have been looking at so many FABULOUS pages lately that I got the itch to do a page finally. I love this picture of my DGS so I figured he was due for a page. Thanks for looking!

Word art- Music by Bethany at Scrap Orchard, Music flourish by Angel Hartline, Butterfly by Shabby Princess, Guitar-MarialaFrance paper- Cassiscreations and createwingsdesigns.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday cards & a few others

I made this card using punches, the background is SU! elegant bouquet impression folder.

I love this little dog image, it is a font by Laurie's Country. I used flower soft that i picked up at (she doesn't have it on line but if you email her she can tell you if she still has it. matter of fact i have found she doesn't have tons of stuff on line but every time I email her she either has it or can get it pretty fast & reasonable. PS...if you use the code save5 you get an extra 5% off).
Same font, different backgrounds. The circle says "Have a dog gone great day"

Laura came up with this idea. I didn't follow instructions and mine didn't turn out as cute as hers....but I am going to make another the way she did. her circle was in the middle & she used the cuttlebug folder that is a spiderweb. Thanks Laura.

Marie brought the supplies for us to case this card. I love the colors and layout. Thanks Marie

Sam came up with this adorable card using a circle of double sided paper & Dustin Pike's Santa. I used stickles on the fur & that darn sparkle. That's all for now. thanks for stopping by!

Wedding card

We have some friends who tied the knot on August 1st in Vegas & for those of us who couldn't make it, there is a reception tonight. I made this simple card for them and thought I would share it with you. I do have other cards to post...just haven't taken the time to take pictures of them. My camera is having problems. It quit taking pictures & my friend Jenn did some surgery on it so at least now it takes pictures but it still isn't right. I just may have to invest in a new camera, I just hate spending the money right now. Enough whining! I need to go finish the laundry. FUN-FUN-FUN! have a great weekend.
Cuttlebug dotted swiss folder, SU elegant bouguet folder, sentiment on front PaperTreyInk, sentiment on inside SU!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend fun

I had some time to play this weekend so I drug out images that I have that have been sitting around with no ink on them. I have had some so long I don't remember who the stamps are by,I should have written it down at the time I stamped them but I didn't. I love the images though.
This monster is a Dustin Pike image. This was fun to color.

This is a font that thought was too cute not to color. Hope you had a great weekend too. Off to irrigate for the next 20 hours. I am going to try to play a little more in between switching borders & fighting gophers. LOL

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday cards

Yesterday was lots of fun! We haven't stamped in about 2 months so it was really nice to get together for some girl time. This 1st card was what Vickie came up with...sort of. I didn't pay very close attention & cut my image out wrong so I had to improvise. Vickie just got this new SU! stamp set called Good Cheer. We all loved it.
Laura's card was awesome too. I am not sure who's stamp it is but I love the delicate flower and Laura's color combo is wonderful.

What can you say....Sam found this adorable template in a Cards Book and cut the template out so we could case her card. Love the 3 dimension on this card.

This is my card, we used a Dustin Pike image, hard to see but he has stickles on him and another type of stickles for the snow. his scarf, nose and the birdhouse are popped out. Prisma markers were used to color him. That's all the cards we had time for and the company was great. Thanks to all for your wonderful shoebox ideas!