Thursday, February 5, 2015

Have you changed your life lately?

Have you changed your life lately? I have, it has taken a major turn, at first I thought it was terrible but I am realizing that it isn't near as bad as I thought it would be. Give new things a chance! I am alone after 36 years of marriage, it is different but I have overcome so many things, fears we fight on a daily basis. Things such as eating a meal alone in a Restaurant, do you do this? We all have to eat right? So why does this bother most of us? I would love to hear from those of you who have overcome these types of fears and tell me what you found to be fearful of that is no longer a problem in your life. We are so much stronger and capable than we believe ourselves to be. Please drop me a note, I will respond and maybe blog more about these types of things, tell me about what you would like to hear about! Thanks so much for dropping by, if you ever find yourself looking for a home in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix Metro area) give me a call, we have some great inventory available in all sizes and areas. My number is 775-374-0813 you can text me there also. Have a great and blessed day friends!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A few pictures of our newest family members (temporarily). These two are Flounder and Otter, the picture below are Babs and Bluto. They are named after some of the characters in Animal House. How fitting right? LOL We have 4 of these little dolls and I am having the best time staying home with them and playing.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This is a picture of my latest craft project a Halloween Wreath.

I made this wreath using the metal type wreath form and 8 yards of tulle, I added the ribbon, skulls and letters (I painted them)all purchased from Joann's. I love doing something new once and a while. It helps me break a streak of non crafting... Keeping my fingers crossed! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bugaboo Brat Witch

What a crazy summer it has been, and now it seems it is drawing to a close. I am very sad that it is, I love Fall but knowing what it brings doesn't excite me any. We are planning to go to AZ in the next few weeks to find a home. No we aren't moving again, just buying a retirement home while the pricing is still so good. So I maybe spending a little more time there this winter so I guess that helps.

Anyway on to my card, today I colored up the little Bugaboo Brat Witch, she was so much fun. Of course if you are ever around you know about me and Halloween. I used Nesties for the cuts, the designer paper is K & Co.. I put a cute little poem on the front also if you can't read it, it says "When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween." The inside is decorated also with another yellow moon the says "Witching you a Happy Halloween!" I hope this finds everyone healthy and happy and enjoying the last days of summer. Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bugaboo Boy

Wow what a long time I was MIA, I got a quick chance today (while the kids went into town) to finish a card that I started weeks ago. I had the image colored and ready to go but hadn't done anything with it. We are getting closer to them moving into our little guest house it should be any day now. I will then get the honor of going thru all my things and rearranging them since there will be no bed in the room anymore either. Yay! Except to the going thru the things part... :)I love to craft, I love things organized I just don't do so well on it. If I do get it to organized then I don't want to dirty it up by doing a card. Crazy I know it is like having a spotlessly clean kitchen, I don't want to cook in it. If only we had that option right?

Any way here is today's card, the stamp is a digital from Bugaboo stamps. Paper is from SU and the sentiment stamp is also SU. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by now and again to check up on me!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kenny K's JessiJane

Hello everyone, I am hoping your week is going well! I have been busy working in my yard trying to get all the flowers I purchased months ago in their beds for the summer. The property we purchased last year had been neglected for several months before we moved in so we have had to replace the grass and we are trying to get all of it spruced up. Maybe one day it could look good enough to put on have any of you ever checked out this site? They have numerous categories you can post pictures in, I have put some of my latest cards there. They do have an area for gardening which is great, it is always nice to see what everyone does. Magazines are great but I don't know about you but I probably will never get that exact look! Haha I dream of it though...
Anyway to the card, this is a Kenny K's digital she is called JessiJane. I thought she was a great card for a 26 year old guys birthday. Hopefully he will too!

This is a easel card, I really love doing these they are fun and easy to do.
Another site you should check out if you haven't already is one called Pinterest, this site is cool because as you are roaming the internet and find a great picture of anything you like or would like to save you can pin it and keep it for later. It is like adding to your favorites only just one picture at a time rather than the whole site. Plus you can get back to the site you found it on too! You can set up your own boards and pin the stuff you like such as Cards, Scrapbook pages, pictures, furniture, DIY etc. This is my boards page and you can follow people who have the same interests as yourself.

Thank you all for stopping by and if you have a blog please let me know, I would love to come by and check out yours. Have a great week, I will be gone for a few days starting Sunday, off to AZ.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Meljen's Sick Little Bear

I made this card for Nate a 3rd cousin of ours who is having surgery on Monday, Nate is a special needs child that is going to be 5 in September and is going to have a colostomy. I hope this little guy gets well real soon and our prayers go out to him and his family. Hopefully this will put a smile on his sweet face when he receives it.

This image is from Meljen's Designs and it is called Sick Little Bear, isn't he a sweet image, just makes you want to hug him.

Have a beary great weekend and thanks for dropping in!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wha What?? She's Crafty...

Crafty Secrets
that is... I know crazy huh? Posting a Halloween card in June? I love Halloween and the lady at the PO here in town leaves Halloween items up all year round, her Mother collects witches she told me. So I told her I would make her Mom a Halloween card. I got these stamps a couple months ago now and really wanted to play with them.

I love the vintage style of them, I have some vintage Valentine's cards given to my Dear Grandmother when she was a child in school and I cherish them. I love to take them out and look at them, they have a charm that you don't see much anymore.

Anyway I hope Susan's Mother enjoys the card as much as I enjoyed making it, I may have to join a Halloween swap...

Have a spectacular Friday Ladies and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fishing Teddy Bo

Quick post today to show you all this darling Teddy Bo image that I got the other day, fun to color and play with. I purchased the swinging Teddy Bea too, I will try to get a card with her posted soon. My new Big Shot came in on Friday, I had one of the first Sizzix machines and it doesn't fit the new flower die that I purchased from SU a few months back. Finally I will be able to use it. Yay!

Inside says "To One Spectacu-lure Father!" My Dear Father-in-law was a fisherman, he doesn't do much of it anymore I don't think. He probably gets tired of all the fishing cards I give him. LOL Now I need to figure out something for my Husband...

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bugaboo Digital

My post today is the Brat w/balloon digital from Bugaboo. They really have loads of darling images. I also used the cupcake trio from Meljen's Designs on the inside. I used my copic airbrush on the clouds, for a little different look.
How do you all keep track of your digitals? I have been printing them on copy paper and keeping each company I buy on a different page. I also am saving them all to a thumb drive for safety. (After all these can really add up after a little while. Hehe) I'd like to know other options that may work better so give me your input please!

I found some really nice stuff today at The Cutting Cafe. I haven't purchased any yet, but they have some backgrounds digital which I really haven't seen before now.

What type of image just really grabs you? I would love to know what makes you think "I just can't live without buying/checking out this". Mine is always Halloween items, anywhere I go whether your blog or a stamp company etc. I always check out the Halloween section if there is one.

So of course I purchased a Halloween stamp from here, already bought some rubber from Crafty Secrets too. I buy to many and forget what I have come Halloween then have to buy more of course! LOL The paper I used is from SU an older set that I had not cracked open until now and I am trying to get out of the comfort zone on the colors I am using with my copics. Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for dropping by!