Saturday, February 20, 2010


I decided I have way to many "empty" scrap books lying around so I've decided that I better do something with the "duplicate" pages I make by filling up those books.  To the right is a page that I made today in observance of Valentine Day.  The paper is of unknown origin, as well as the lace (but I think I got that several years ago at Jo Ann's).   The hearts I made out of white card stock and then used chalk to color them.  I then used my Cuttlebug Folder called "Flourished Frame", and white card stock, for a place to insert a photo of my husband.  I  the used a smaller piece of white card stock for the journaling portion of this page.  I'm not sure if I'm done with the overall look of it, so it will lay around for me to "think on"...LOL.

The page to the right is for a scrap book swap called "The Luck of the Irish" over on Inky Fun Stampers ( )  I had a lot of fun making this page as the coins pouring out of the hat was made by using my Wizard (by Spellbinders) and placing quarter, nickels, dimes and pennies in the sandwich with heavy gold wrapping paper and then cutting them out.  The Shamrock I designed by myself also.  The paper is of unknown origin (I never keep track of the name of papers...LOL), as is the green card stock that I used for the photo frames, and the backing of the journaling area.  I used a green pen (unknown) to put lines on the journal part and stamped the word "Smile" using a See D's stamp, in green. Try using your coins, or whatever you have laying around, to make your own embellishments in a sandwich in your die maker.  You'd be surprised what you can end up with.  May the Luck of the Irish be with you and yours to enjoy.  Until next time..........

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


You would never guess that I live in the State of Arkansas by the weather we've been having.  We previously had 8-10 inches of snow and this past week it started melting to the point you could actually see patches of grass.  Well, we just got blasted with 6 inches of snow which started Sunday and didn't let up until this morning.  I'm so sick of winter that I have thought about running away from home...LOL.  Well, at least driving to a "warmer" non-snow State.

The first photo shows a cardinal coming in for a landing on the bird feeder, and other cardinals waiting their turn while sitting in the lilac bushes.  I think we have 6 or 8 of the cardinals, and they sure are beautiful to see with their red bodies up against the white of the snow.  That is one beautiful and nice thing about this winter, and I'll see if I can think of others...LOL.

The second photo shows the sun coming up through a cedar tree and some oak trees in our back yard.  Today the wind was really blowing so a lot of the snow you see in the trees is now gone and piled back where my dear husband had just shoveled.  Again, this was one of those beautiful and nice things about this winter.  Of course, knock on wood, we haven't had any power outages like we did one year ago, so that is another blessing I can count for this winter. 

Gee, never thought about counting all of my blessings in one spot, but I did manage a few today.  It's back to my crafting table to try and get creative, so please enjoy a little bit of my world and leave a comment if you care to.  Until next time.

Monday, February 8, 2010


It's snowing, It's snowing, the old man.... well you get the idea.  Instead of sleeping (and "snoring") I locked myself in my craft room.  All of this snow (& ice) we have had gave me the dull drums to the point all I wanted to do was to lay around and watch TV.  Then someone sent me some cute and very funny senior cartoons and I laughed a good belly laugh, so I pulled up my boots by their straps and got into my stamps.  To the right are the outcome of my days in my craft room. 

The inks used were Memories Black Ink with clear embossing powder.  I used my DerWent water color pencils to color the images.  The stamps are from I Brake For Stamps -  Today I am going to spend my day in my craft room and try to create more than just a few pieces of art, and that way I don't have to look out to see this beautiful (yucky) snow. 

Today, after almost five (5) days of snow melting) we got more snow.  We woke up to about 4 inches of the white stuff with more to come this evening.  Yuck!!!  I will say it was a beautiful site to see all of the red cardinals sitting in the lilac bushes just waiting for my dear husband to spread the bird seed on our feeder.  In fact I got a chuckle out of a little wren who must have been extra  hungry.  This little bird must have seen me open the drapes, as he came flying up on the deck, and looked in, then flew back to the bird feeder.  I do think my husband has the birds spoiled, as they expect to be fed at a certain time every morning. 

Of course not only the birds are spoiled, but our little doggy, Molly, has been spoiled by him too.  He usually wakes in the morning before 6:00 o'clock a.m., to let Molly out to do her business.  This morning I was up early so I opened the door for Molly to go out upon which she looked out the door then looked at me and proceeded to go back to bed with my husband.  Needless to say, she won't go out in the snow unless my husband shovels a place for her to do her business in the grass.  Yep, I think he has all of them spoiled. 

Until next time enjoy and please leave a comment.  Have a blessed day.