Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Hope the guy in the big red suit has made his visit. These are photos of my family taken last night when we had our Christmas get together. The first pic is me and Jack. The second pic is me, my daddy, and my kids. I wish ya'll the blessings of the season and love, happiness, health and safety for the future. God is great and his blessings are plentiful. Enjoy your day with family and friends. Take care. Merry Christmas and God bless ya'll!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has kicked in and I have been busy as a bee. My daughter works downtown at a clothing store, and all the young kids who help out during the Christmas rush decided they could not work yesterday or today. The owner is a friend of mine and she was frantic about Carre being the only one there to wrap presents, so I told her I would help out. They were slow yesterday, and I only had to be there about 2 hours, but today will be a different story. I have everything ready to put in the oven today, and hubby will take care of that. I spent Saturday baking and putting together goodie treats for the neighbors. I only have to pick up a few things today at the store downtown, and I am ready.

The card above is an invitation I made for my daughter and her friends dirty Santa party they do every year. I cased the idea from a card I got in a swap. The card was made by Yolanda--sorry but that is all I know of her name. If you read this let me know who you are and I will give you full credit. The dress is colored with red marker from CTMH and red glitter applied. The stamp is Winabella from Stampin Bella, and the cardstock and designer paper are from CTMH and I do not know who made the designer paper. I had gotten it to make paper ornaments, but never did, so when the girls needed these invites, I used it for that.

I want to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope your holidays are filled with many blessings. Be safe, be healthy, be warm and may GOD BLESS YA'LL!!!!!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Play it forward

I participated in a Play it Forward several weeks ago, and I received my "happy" last week. It was these images from Patti


The object of the game is to keep "happies" going all around. It is now my turn to offer a play it forward. If you would like to participate, leave a comment. I will pick 3 names and I will send each of you a "happie". You in turn will offer it on your blog and you will have to send to those wanting to play. It is really fun, and I hope I get some good participation. It can be anything, images, ribbon, paper, embellishments, whatever you would like. Hope to hear from you soon. God bless ya'll.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas!! My little one had his 3rd grade play last night and he was Santa. These are some of the fun pictures from the night. The first one is him in his suit. The school supplied the suit, but it fit me. I had to make it fit him. I made him a bolster out of pillows that he could slide on and off. When he got to school for the morning performance, he could not fit in his desk. Check out those bare feet. It was 70 degrees here that morning and he was so hot, but he was a real trooper and did not fuss. He did wear shoes in the play. He looks like he has been squished in a compactor, and made into a miniature Santa. The next pic is an upclose of his face. I love the glasses. The last is him with his elf ( had several elves at first, but they would not learn their parts, so the music teacher fired them, he said) and his reindeer. It was a great play and the kids did wonderful. The title was "40 Winks for Christmas."

Now I can finish my shopping and start cooking. It has really been a hectic week, but the weekend should be calmer. The big kids are out of school, and everyone did wonderful with their grades. We have 1 semester of nursing school down and boy am I glad. Little buddie gets out Tuesday. Mu oldest is home for the holidays and he and Carre's boyfriend are heavy into hunting. We are going out to eat and celebrate exams being over with my daughter in a little while, so I guess I better go for now. I will see ya tomorrow with some cards I am finishing as gifts sets for teachers and friends. Take care and God bless ya'll!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I've been tagged!

This card is the one I submitted to the only challenge I had time to do at the Bella Ball. It was challenge BB-7 given by Gina K. The sketch is great. I have done two other cards with this sketch since then. The card stock is from my stash, but the designer paper is from DaisyD's. The stamp is Huggiebella from Stampin Bella, and I understand Em has some new things on her blog, go see. The sentiment is from one of my MFT stamps, and the crotched flower is from Imaginisce. I love this paper!!! My best friend from highschool has remarried and moved to Atlanta and this weekend she and her new husband came home to her parents. They gave them a wedding reception at the country club and after it was over, we all went out for dinner. It was just the 4 of us and we had a blast. He is really nice and if anyone deserves a nice life, it is her. Get ready for this----he has to travel abroad sometimes with his job, so she went with him to Amsterdam, and on the way home, they stopped in Paris and got married!!!! I made this card to send to her telling her what fun we had!!

I was checking my mail a little while ago, and I have been tagged by Tangi http://tangerinesdreamcreations.blogspot.com/. She has a great blog and some wonderful creations. Ok, 7 things about myself:
1. I am an only child.
2. Tangi, I locked my keys in the car one time with my 15 month old in the car!! I got out to run in the beauty shop for a quick second, and automatically locked the doors. We did not have AAA then, and I had to get my husband to leave work and bring an extra set of keys. BIG TROUBLE!!!!
3. I love country music.
4. I love paper piercing, especially the clothes on the Bellas.
5. I plan on semi retiring from nursing as soon as I get my big kids out of college. I want to only work 2-3 days a week and the other time I want to spend it playing with my paper products and making my pottery. I make pottery, but I have not done much lately. Here is a link to my blog if anyone wants to look http://roughedgespottery.blogspot.com/
6. I spend a week in Florida every summer with my kids. We love Destin.
7. My kids are 22 y/o, 20 y/o and 9 y/o. I had a little surprise package
that keeps my young. I delivered at 41!!! All healthy and he is an absolute angel.
I think at this point I am to tag some others, so here it goes. I tag
1. Dawn Easton http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/
2. Carol Weimer http://papersnob.blogspot.com/
3. Michelle http://www.bellakittycreations.blogspot.com/
4. Nancy Morgan http://papersmiles.blogspot.com/
Hope you ladies have fun with this, and I will be checking to see what your answers are. Have a great evening and God bless ya'll.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Jen's Sketch Challenge

I tried Jen del Muro's sketch challenge http://www.iheart2stamp.com/ for the first time and this is my submission. The CS, DP, elements and ribbon are from my monthly kit from Paper Posies http://www.paperposies.com/. The DP is made by 7gypsies. The stamps are from Sweet and Sassy Stamps by Korin Sutherland. These are new and she has some great stuff over there. If you have not visited her new store, then go and try this link: http://sweetnsassystamps.com/. I am fairly new to all these challenges, but I believe I am going to get addicted soon. These are great for ideas and it seems to get my creative juices going. I am on card 4 for this a.m.!!!!

Just a quick note to say I hope everyone is fine and their weekend has been blessed. Mine has and I will be talking about that later. Enjoy your day and God bless ya'll!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bag Tags

Well, I have not disappeared off the face of the earth. My surgery took a lot more out of me than I thought it would. I spent the rest of last week lying around basically doing nothing. I did make this tag for a friends little girl though. They are getting a surprise trip to Disney World from Santa, and she wanted luggage tags for the kids. This one is for her 3 y/o. All the cs and dp are from Close To My Heart. The little girls clothes are paper pierced, even her bow!! The eyelets are CTMH and the ribbon is from my stash, unknown sources. I cut the initials out with my Sizzix.

I received notice this weekend that my card I did for the monthly CTMHfriends group on yahoo won. It is the O Come Let Us Adore Him card that it on a earlier post. It won the sketch challenge. There were some awesome cards done last month, and I want to congratulate everyone for doing such great work. There are really some gals on there with some wonderful talent. I hope ya'll are doing fine. Quiet here on the homefront. School is winding down for all and I think I will be as excited as they are when Christmas break arrives. I better get some rest. I went back to work today, and I am really exhausted. Take care and may God bless ya'll. See ya soon here on the blog.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Last night was the monthly SIYJ over at Paper Pretties
http://www.paperpretties.net/ This is the first time I have participated in the event and I loved it. You are given a new challenge every hour for 3 hours, and this is my entry for the sketch challenge. It was really fun. The stamp and sentiment are from My Favorite Things--www.mftstamps.com--the card stock and designer paper are from daisyd's. I do not have a scalloped punch of anykind and the challenge called for one, so I took the base off my corner rounder and scalloped the edges of the base of the stamp. I paper pierced the clothes and used some buttons I had from my stash. The other part of the challenge was to have stamped images on the side. I stamped them on CS and cut them out. It was a quicky, but I liked the way it turned out. If I had more time, I would have put some type of thread on the buttons.
This has been a weird week. My mammogram came back abnormal, and I had a breast biopsy Monday. I received the pathology results today and it is ok. It was fibercystic disease. I am really sore today, but I think I will feel better tomorrow. It has really made me think with breast cancer awareness month recently, and I plan on taking better care of myself. I am always telling others how they should take care of themselves and putting myself on the back burner. Not anymore. This gave me a scare. Hope ya'll are well and having a good week. Take care and God bless ya'll. See ya later in the week.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Life Moments

I had a wonderful life moment today, and I needed it worse than you can ever imagine. We had a very light day at work today and we only ran the call teams. The house supervisor called for a 2nd tech to come to OB and help with a stat c-section. I did not have one available, so I went upstairs to see what was going on. When I walked in the door, the physician on call said she had a woman in labor and the baby had gotten into distress and we had to go now. She said , you know how to scrub, come on and I did without even thinking. I have not scrubbed a c-section in years, and really only scrubbed to assist a few times in the past 10 years!! We delivered a big, healthy baby boy in about 12 minutes. It was cool!!! Mom was awake and she was great. She was thanking everyone for doing things so fast and helping her. It was a life moment for sure.

In honor of this little one, I posted this card. I did this several weeks ago for a challenge, but was waiting closer to Christmas to post it. I think today is the perfect day for it. The entire card is from the Everlasting paper packet from Close to My Heart. The other item on the card that is not CTMH are the baubles from Stampin Bella. The stamp and sentiments are in the Let Us Adore Him set. The sentiment on the inside of the card that you can barely see in the bottom right corner is the scripture Luke 2:12. The colors used are Cranberry, Ponderosa Pine, and Desert Sand. I hope ya'll have moments like this in your life. Take care and God bless ya'll!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I would like to wish ya'll a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving. I hope your day is filled with love and happiness with family and friends. I have been cooking all morning and this is my first break. We plan on eating with my sister-in-law at 1 and with my family here at 6 tonight. I am on call, but so far things are quiet. It is a crisp cool day her. The temperature dropped 24 degrees over night after a cold front came through. The ground is wet, but it is a beautiful day.

The card above is one I made for one of my daughter's friends 21st birthday. The inside says Happy 21st Birthday in black glitter letters. The cs and background paper are from my random stock. The bella is presentabella, and she is paper pierced with some of the random paper I have. The ribbon and flower are scraps and left overs from previous creations. Just a quick throw together, and not very Thanksgiving, but I thought you might enjoy. Have a great day and God bless ya'll.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bella with a Twist

I was in a swap called Bella/Fella with a twist. You were to take a bella or a fella and do a Christmas card. It was supposed to have a twist to it instead of being completely traditional. This is my version. I used CTMH paper packet-More to Adore with pink big brads. I used brown baubles as an accent. The ribbon is also from CTMH. I embossed the brown cs with my snowflake pattern in my Cuttlebug. I received my package this week and all the cards were great. Thanks to Shannon for getting this together, and to Venlanda, Ami, Korin, Cris, and Susan. I love all of the cards. This was a great swap.

It is raining here and pretty yucky. It has rained almost all day. I think the weather is supposed to be better tomorrow. I spent most of the day the cooking things the kids and hubby could snack on the rest of the week. They are all home for the holiday week. I started thawing my turkey in the fridge today. I am going to start cooking Tuesday for Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great week and ya'll are blessed with family and friends for the holiday. I will see ya later on the blog. God bless ya'll!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I Won!!!

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I won a blog candy!! Susie at
http://susiestampalot.blogspot.com/ emailed me today to let me know I won her blog candy. Isn't that just great??? Go take a look see. It is really some good stuff. She has a great blog, and I really admire her style. I am so CRAZY though, I emailed her back and never included my address!! I just talked back to her and explained my stupidness. I have been on call a lot this week at work and worked late some of the days I was not on call and I am really sleep deprived. I am going to bed early tonight, and maybe I will be back to normal tomorrow. I am so happy to win this candy. I kind of consider it my 1st Christmas present--Oh and by the way if you have not realized Christmas is 37 days away!!!! Take care and God bless ya'll!!!!

Boy Scout Treats

Hey ya'll!! I cannot believe it has been a week since I have been on the blog. Busy! Busy! Busy! My friend I help with scouts, called Sunday night (when I was in bed and almost asleep) and said we where having a meeting on Monday and she needed me to come up with a happy for the kids to take to the nursing home on December 6th to give the residents.
She also would like for me to bring an example to the meeting Monday so the other den leaders could see it. (I love her, but she does not work and thinks I don't either apparently) When I got off work Monday I threw this together and they loved it. I got the idea from Dawn Griffith's blog
I am going to stamp some different images and let the kids color them and place them on the candy holder and decorate. We have to make 63. Thankfully I have til December 3rd to get everything stamped, cutout and ready. She is buying the candy and helping me cut the bases out. Anyway the cardstock is from the Close to My Heart-Everlasting Paper Packet, along with the background paper (designer paper). The stamp is from Elzybells, as well as the sentiment. The instructions are:
Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/4 x 9 5/8. Score at 3, 3 3/8, 6 3/8, 6 3/4. The 3 inch side is the front. Punch 1 3/8 square centered in the other end for your card stock---I used a circle punch. Use adhesive to secure this flap so it will not come undone. Peppermint Patties look great and fit well, but I just had this piece of candy as an example. They are really easy to make. Then you just decorate as you want.
Hope ya'll have been fine. You can tell the holidays are close. My schedule is getting pretty hectic. The kids are all out for Thanksgiving Break. Oldest son hunting, daughter working, and little buddie just enjoying life. My husband is going to be home all week. I am not sure what we are actually doing on Thanksgiving yet. My daddy usually hunts, as well as my boys, and we don't eat until supper. I talked to Jack's sister last night and she does not know what they are going to do. Normally we eat with them at lunch at my mother-in-laws, but she had not thought about it. Unfortunately she waits til the last minute on everything, and I cannot do that. I am going to make our plans and I hope it all works out for everyone. Another thing that puts a kink in everything is that I am on call and cannot get farther than 30 minutes from the hospital. I am sure it will be a blessed day anyway we do it. My family wants me to do a non-traditional meal. They want roast and gravy with mashed potatoes and some other veggies. Banana pudding is the requested dessert for one, cheesecake for another, and anything chocolate for the other. Yep, we are a very diverse family. At least they agree on the main meal, but I like turkey!!! I will probably just cook a turkey breast to go along with the roast. Ok, gotta go. Ole Miss is playing LSU on the tube. We were supposed to go, but decided to stay home and watch on tv. Ya'll have a blessed day and remember to pray for those less fortunate than us, that they will have a blessed Thanksgiving with their families. Also pray for our troops and their families, and hope this will be the last time they will have to spend it apart. God bless ya'll!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Here's a little bella I put together the other day. I plan on sending it out Monday as a RAK to someone special. The cardstock and background paper are from some I had here--do not know the manufacturer. The ribbon is from my stash--All of this came from my scrap stash-paper, cardstock and ribbon. The stamp is cosmobella and the brads are the bigger brads from CTMH. I used my corner rounder and removed the guard to scallop the edges on the top of the card. As usual, I paper pierced the clothes. Does she look like she has been designer dressed or not????

Well, I am still feeling pretty yukey. I hope tomorrow will be better. I have got to get better soon, because this is not me--I hate to sit around and do nothing. I did venture to Wally World (Walmart) today and bought the kids some new play station tapes they had been wanting. Guitar Hero and Backyard Football. All my children and boyfriend have been in my little one's room since we got the tapes. They are really fun. Thanks goodness I cooked a large supper because I was not expecting all for supper. Ya'll take care and I will see ya later. God bless ya'll!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

See no evil; Hear no evil; Speak no evil--Merry Christmas

Well, I am feeling some better, but not great. I did not go to work today and I really think that is why I feel better. I took time to make this card today. Recently got this stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas. The little penguins are one stamp and I cut them seperately for this card. The paper and cardstock are from CTMH. The sentiment is also in this stamp set. I used my circle punch from Stampin Up and pop dotted the penguins to them. The eyelets are Clover Meadow from CTMH that matches the cardstock. The ribbon is some I have had for sometime--no idea where it came from. Love those penguins!! Take care and have a great night. God bless ya'll!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times

I love the MFT stamps. This card is made with scrap cardstock and background paper I have in my stash. The flowers are from Prima Marketing and the brads are some I got in a swap. The clear baubles are also from a swap. Sorry, I cannot remember who the paper is made by, but I wish I had some more.
Today was a really crummy day. First, I have a terrible cold--my head feels like it is going to burst open. Next, people at work are jerks!! I had a case I was trying to get going this am and everyone was just standing around. I told them to get going because we had a time line to be on and they blew me out of the water and acted like it was my fault because I expected them to work on time. Real jerks!!!! I think I will get in the bed and see if rest will make me feel better. See ya'll tomorrow!! Oh, we did ok on the test!! God Bless Ya'll!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bella Luggage Tag

This is a luggage tag I sent someone as a RAK this week. I used cosmobella and paper pierced the clothes from the Close to My Heart More to Adore paper packet. The background paper is also from this paper pack and the "S" is from the CTMH Solo S stamp set. The eyelets are from CTMH as well as some of the ribbons. I have made several of these lately and really am having fun with them.
Daughter has big test tomorrow so please add her to your prayers tonight. She is doing great in school, but this is a major stepping stone in the nursing process and she is very nervous. All is well with the rest of us. Had my yearly mammogram yesterday and things look ok. I have a spot they have been watching for 9 years, and it has changed a little, but really smaller. I have looked with the tech at the x-rays every time I have one and it is a strange little thing. I cannot feel it, but it is there. I should get the doctors report later this week. Please add me to your prayer list also.
It turned off cold here today. We have a possibility of a freeze tonight. I cranked up the heater and we are toasty and comfy now. I did have to go buy some sweatshirts, long pants, and a school coat for Simon. They wear uniforms, and this year they even included the outerwear as a requirement. We could always wear our regular coats, but this year they changed to that once you were on school propery, you had to have school regulated coats. Kind of crazy, but I really like the uniform idea. It has saved me a lot of money. Well I guess I better get going for tonight. Take care and God bless ya'll!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Bella Babe Entry

This is my entry in the Bella Babe Challenge on Bellaholics Anonymous Yahoo group. The cardstock and background paper are from cherryArte. The stamped image and sentiment are from Stampin Bella. The ribbon is some I had and the brads are from CTMH. The flowers are a RAK I received. The button is from S.E. I. and the fibers are from Adornments. I used my CTMH markers to color what I did not paper pierce. The flower brad is from Picture Perfect Scrapbook Co.

Hope ya'll are well and your weekend has been great. I am heading to bed soon. Stayed up too late yesterday working on cards. Take care and God bess ya'll.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Criss Cross Card 2

What a week!! I have been on call 4 out of 6 days!! Today I never got out of my pajamas. I spent the whole day making cards. This is one I made using the criss cross card pattern. These are really fun. I have seen some cute Christmas cards done this way. This cardstock and background paper are from Chatterbox--Scrapbook Walls Collection. The ribbon is from my stash--it was a scrap. The brads are Frills from Queen and Co. The prima flowers were a RAK from Kristine Reynolds for winning a weekly challenge at Paper Pretties. The fibers are from EK Success and the buttons are from S.E.I.--Winnie's Walls. The sentiment is from CTMH and the image is pmsabella from Stampin Bella. You can't tell from the picture but I put crystal effects on the popcorn.
I have had a great honor given to me this week. I have been asked by Nina Perrin http://purplefaeriepc.blogspot.com/ to be on her challenge team for her new store she plans on launching at the first of the year. I hope I can give her the quality work she wants. This is all new to me and I get kind of dumb sometimes with this online lingo and computer life. I am not a good computer person. I have got to learn all the ins and outs of this stuff. I have not been able to send her back my Bio Sheet because this crazy computer will not let me--probably the operator of this computer is the biggest problem. Anyway, I wanted to share my good news with ya'll.
All the kids are fine and doing well. Hubby is home and doing fine also. All the animals are great--I don't know if I have mentioned them much. I will have to post pics. Hope ya'll had a great Halloween. Little one went to a hayride with friends. I stayed home and did the trick or treaters thing. We have a yearly haunted house down the street from us and I bet we had 200-300 people come by. It was unbelievable!! I ran out of candy, even after I started giving only one piece at a time. I thought if I cut back on the amount I would make it, but that was not true. Simon came home from school and told me he was not wearing a costume, just dressing dark because they were going to roll yards with his friends big brother. I made him wear his camoflauge and go as a hunter. We ditched the Ninja costume I had gotten him. I called the little boys mom and she said she was only going to let them roll one of the big brothers friends yards who knew and said it would be ok. Well, the big brother bailed out on them and when the hayride was over they came to the haunted house down the street. They do this every year, and I pick up Simon at this point. They came running up to my house and told me they did not get to roll, so I took 8 of them to Carre's house around the corner and we rolled her yard. They did a great job, and then the next day Simon and a few of his friends cleaned it up. It was a good Halloween!! Sorry I am a little long winded today, but I have not been on lately so I had to catch up with ya'll. Take care and God bless ya'll.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


I had a little extra time last night and I threw this card together. I just got this bella stamp a few weeks ago, and I have been wanting to work with it. The card base and background paper is from the Life Delights paper packet from Close to my Heart. This ribbon is random from my sack of ribbons. The sentiment is also from CTMH-Playful Petals, and we all know the stamp is Huggiebella from StampinBella. Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

High Hopes Stamps

I saw this stamp while blogging the other day and fell in love with it. The company is High Hopes http://www.highhopesstamps.com/ and their products are precious. They have some really cute Christmas stamps.
Everything on this card is from my scrap stash. The sentiment is also from High Hopes.
Another week has come to a close. Can you believe it is only 59 days until Christmas? This year seems to fly. Hope everyone has had a great week and have big plans for the weekend. I am on call all weekend, and we are supposed to go to two costume parties tomorrow. I am not real sure we will make anything due to work. Tonight is the last home football game. I traded out with one of my good friends--if she will take my little one and hers to the game (she was already going for her older kids) I would let them spend the night here. DEAL!!!! I really cannot take a chance of getting caught in the traffic if I have to go in the hospital, so I try not to go to ballgames on those nights. Better go and get them ready for the game. Have a nice and safe weekend! God bless ya'll!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


This is going out in the mail tomorrow as a RAK. The stamp is sockafellabella and it is paper pierced with some random paper scraps I had. The brads are from my stash---have no idea where they came from and so is the ribbon. The leaves in the stocking are covered with green glitter from CTMH and the holly bolls are mini pom poms. The card stock and background paper is from CTMH and the sentiment stamp is something I got this week from The Cat's Pajamas http://www.thecatspajamasrs.com/ Really cute stamps!! Take a look if you haven't been there before. I used my snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder for the cardstock under the stmped image.

Wow!! I heard from Kristine today at PaperPretties yahoo group and I won this weeks sewing challenge. I am having so much fun with these challenges. The post prior to this one has the card I submitted. Every Monday they give out a challenge and you have until Sunday to submit it. This coming Monday they are having a Stampin in Your Jammies on the yahoo group. I have never been involved in one of these, but everything I read sounds like they have a great time. Mondays are kind of bad for me sometimes due to time, homework, soccer, and work, but I am really going to try and be involved. I will let you know how it turns out.

Ok, I hardly ever get into politics or controversial issues on here, BUT-------
The World Series is another story. GO BOSTON REDSOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's it. Time to go watch the game. God bless ya'll!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Weekly challenge card--Sewing

I did this card for the weekly challenge on Paper Pretties. This week it was a sew challenge. This card stock and background paper are from a kit I have had for some time. The ribbon is from my stash. The stamps are: the girls are from My Favorite Things--Think Pink; the sentiment is from Celebrate Life from CTMH; and the faux stitchings are from Simple Stitches by CTMH. I took my corner rounder and scalloped the edges of the under layer cardstock. Again as usual the clothes on the girls are paper pierced. I just cannot color lately.

We have had a great week and I hope you have also. Oldest son had a mid term and another huge test this week at Mississippi State--2nd highest grade on both tests. YOU GO BOY!!!! Has just about decided to finish in May instead of graduate in December. This way he will have two degrees--one in marketing and one in real estate. They had a tornado this week right off campus. Thank God I did not know until it was all over. He was at his house and they sent out a code maroon to all students--this means if you are in class stay there; if you are on campus get to a safe shelter, and if you are off campus stay put. No one was hurt, what a blessing!! Daughter had her first real patient in clinical. She really had a great time and apparently did real well. Her mid term grades are good also. Unfortunately over half of her class is on academic probation. Her friends that are in class with her are also doing well, but one is on probation. She has started studying with Carre to hopefully help her understand better. Last, but not least little buddie had straight A's on his report card. I am so proud of all my children!! I have never really had to worry about their grades. Sometimes if they were not good, they would double up and do great the next time.

Wishing all a blessed week and please continue to pray for our troops and there families. Remember all those affected by breast cancer and put them in your prayers also. May God bless ya'll!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Card

This is a card I did for Breast Cancer Awareness. I just got this stamp set last week. I just love these stamps!! The stamp and saying are from My Favorite Things. The card stock is CTMH and the background paper is from Junkitz the Shabby Chic Collection. The ric rac ribbon is from my stash---could not even begin to remember where that came from. The brads are the large ones from CTMH. The pink ribbons are stamps from the set and I put Crystal Effects on them so the would look like real pins. It is hard to tell in the pic, but they look like pins. They are pop dotted. I hope all have taken care of themselves and gotten your mammograms or had your breast exams this month. I had to cancel mine due to work, but I rescheduled today. This is very important gals!! The only way to beat this thing is to ban together and fight!!! Take care and God bless ya'll!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Prayers Needed

My daughter just called me and we need extra prayers. My older kids grandmother had surgery last week and she is not doing good. She had hiatal hernia surgery 1 week ago today. My ex-husband told me last week the doctor said he had done 400 of these and this was the worst one he had ever done. They tried to give her a sip of some fluids today to see how she did with the swallowing and the fluid leaked into her chest. This has been the worry the entire time because her stomach lining is so thin, they do not know if it will heal. They are going to try again in a few days and if it continues to leak they are going to have to go back in and repeat the surgery and try to fix what they could not last time. She is a great lady and we really need your prayers. Thank you and God bless ya'll!!!

I Won!!!

I am so excited. I won the weekly challenge at Paper Pretties!! I have so many nice comments sent my way today. I came home from an ok day at work. I was looking for something in the snail mail that did not come, but when I checked my email----there it was---the congratulation mail from Paper Pretties, followed by lots of congratulations from members. A great way to make an ok day fabulous!

I thought I would post something a little different tonight. These are some tags I made several years ago for a family swap I was in. This was the Grandmother part. The saying on the small one is "Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting" and the saying on the big one is "It is such a grand thing to be a mother to a mother...that's why the world calls her Grandmother". Found these this weekend while cleaning up.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New Stamps

I got some new stamps this weekend from My Favorite Things and I love them. The card above is for their weekly challenge. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. This is my card I did. I used the stamp set "How Sweet It Is". The card stock is sunny yellow from Close to My Heart and the background paper is from an old CTMH kit. The brads and ribbons are from my stash. The flower is a chipboard piece with CTMH flowers attached to it. The bling flowers are from CTMH also. This is the first challenge I have ever attempted. It was really fun.

Life is wonderful here. The kids are doing great in school and with their personal lives. Little one is out of school tomorrow for fall break and we have spend the night company. His two best friends are twins, and they are staying over tonight. They are all outside playing football and some of the neighborhood kids are playing also. We just had pizza delivered in and they demolished it!! Hubby has been home this weekend, and he is finally back on his regular schedule. I really relaxed this weekend. I cleaned out some drawers and got rid of extra toys, but that is really all I did. We went to church this am and then out for lunch. It was nice. We have not been able to do that lately because Jack has been out of town so much. Guess I better be going. Time for me to get ready for another week at work. Take care and God bless ya'll!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Been playing this weekend, and came up with these. I think she is so cute!!!! Have you taken advantage of Em's no shipping cost this weekend on any bella/fella stamps or items ordered? Hurry over to Stampin Bella http://www.stampingbella.com/index.php and check it out. It ends tonight at midnight. I got some new stamps this weekend from The Cat's Pajamas and High Hopes Stamps. IF you are not familiar with these stamps you need to go look. http://www.highhopesstamps.com/ and


All the family is fine. Hope yours the same. Little buddie's soccer team beat the #1 team Tuesday night!! He has been so excited since and has been practicing every chance he gets to keep on winning. #1 son really into hunting now and daughter doing fine in school. She starts her clinicals next week--she's pretty nervous. Hubby going back on regular work hours this week. He will be back home on Thursday night and off Friday and weekend. These 10 days on the road are not good for him. I don't ever think I have seen him be so down in all the years I have known him. He really perked up this weekend though. Well I better go. God bless ya'll!!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Special Request

I have a special request to ask. I was visiting a blog and saw this link
This is blog candy being given away, but the reason is for a very loving family who needs all our prayers. This is the message that goes along with the candy.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Blog Candy for a Cause
Well I am new to the blogging world (since July…is that still new?) and I have seen lots of Blog candy out there, so I hope this wets the appetite a little in comparison to the others out there. Instead of just having everyone leave comments to get an entry for the blog candy, I have decided to ask you for something in return…a RAK card for some special people.Recently, my family’s lives have been touched by the plight of some friends of friends (but I am claiming them as our friends now too!). Michael and Alissa Dunn and their son Isaiah were blessed with beautiful twin baby girls on July 4, 2007. The pregnancy went fantastic and the twins were full term without any issues. Madeline Ora and Isabella Grace were wonderful additions to the family. Around the end of August, Michael and Alissa noticed that Maddie’s abdomen was a little swollen and firm, but she was acting completely normal. A few days later at the girl’s 2 month check-up, the pediatrician took one look at Maddie’s abdomen and sent them to the hospital for x-rays. A CAT scan shortly after revealed that Maddie had a large cancerous tumor called neuroblastoma Stage 4S. To give you an idea, this tumor has grown to about the size of a softball in her tiny body.Once checked-in at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the doctors quickly decided to take a look at identical twin Bella. Unfortunately, Bella was also diagnosed with neuroblastoma. According to their doctors, this is only the 9th reported case of twins have neuroblastoma at the same time. Both girls have undergone one round of chemotherapy and are beginning their second. You can see pictures and read their story from their own words at their website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dunntwins_.So as I hold my son a littler tighter and we pray together for the Lord to lay his healing hand on the ouchies in Maddie’s and Bella’s bellies, I thought it might be nice to let them know that prayers are being said all over the country and maybe the world for these two little girls and their family. As I read the journal entries on their website, I am amazed by the strength and faith that Michael, Alissa, and their families have shown.So I put together a special blog candy in which to get an entry, you need to mail me a RAK card for Maddie & Bella and/or for the family, that I will then place in a shoebox (hopefully I fill it!) and mail to them. So if you have the time, please make a card, sign it with your best wishes, post a picture of it to SCS (if you are able) with keyword bcfac07 so all can see it, and mail it to me. You can get an extra 2 entries if you advertise this Blog Candy for a Cause on your own blog…just make sure to leave me a comment so I can come visit the blog.
I would like all cards to be mailed to me by October 15! So get Crafty!!Thank you all for helping me pray and hopefully lift the spirits of the Dunn Family!Note: If you don’t normally take pictures of your cards or don’t post them to SCS, let me know and I will take a picture of the card when I receive it and post it to SCS.
Mail cards to:
Andrea Vernagus
Blog Candy for a Cause
2797 Warwick Dr.Bloomfield, MI 48304

We in the blogging world can put all our prayers together and bless this family. I cannot imagine one of my children being sick like this, much less two who have just joined this world and so young. Send your cards, thoughts and prayers. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Heidi's Swap #2

Good Morning!! This is the 2nd card I sent to Heidi's swap. The stamp is Causeabella. The cardstock is CTMH, and the background paper, ribbon, and embellishment are from my random stock of goodies. The eyelets are CTMH and what little coloring I did was with CTMH markers. October is Breast Awareness Month. Please get your mammograms and check yourself on a regular basis. Think pink and support Breast Cancer Awareness. I go to this site everyday and click http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2
Please consider the same. I have lots of friends who have been diagnosed with this dreaded thing. Please do all you can to fight it!!! God Bless ya'll.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Heidi's Swap

Hey ya'll!! I am still here. I have been so busy at work this last week I never had time to get on the computer. I received my swap from Heidi and ladies the cards are beautiful. http://heartfeltblessings.blogspot.com/ This is one of the cards I sent in. I had Wineabella and Causeabella. The basic cardstock is Close to My Heart and the background paper is some random paper I received in a monthly kit I get from Paper Posies. The stamp is CTMH--Delight in Everything--The flowers are also from this stamp set. I stamped the outline flower and then stamped the full flower and cut it out and made it 3-d with a brad. All brads are from CTMH. The ribbons are from my stash. I paperdolled the dress and used CTMH markers for the coloring. I love this stamp.

Hope all is well. I have been on call 4 out of 7 days last week and as usual I worked. My next paycheck should be GOOD!!!! All the family is fine. Little buddie is doing fine in school and so is the other two. Hubby came home for 4 days and then back on the road Monday for 10 more days. That is another reason I have been MIA for several days. Had to spend time with hubby--he really was feeling sorry for himself being gone for such a long time. Hunting season with a bow started today and #1 son is happy. He is an avid hunter and loves this time of year more than others. He is home from school for two extra days this week because they are on Fall Break. The other two do not get this, but Mississippi State does. The other two are mad, but they will get over it. They get longer Thanksgiving break than he does. I guess I will get going. Doss has come in from hunting and wants to get on the computer to see if any of his friends killed anything. Have a good evening and God Bless!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I am starting to get in the mood for Christmas. I made this card yesterday using a tutorial from Paper Pleasing Ideas. The card stock for the card base is Pansy Purple. The cardstock for the insert is Outdoor Denim. The layers for the saying are OD and Indian Corn Blue. The background paper is from a winter collection of papers I have had for a long time. The stamps are from the Frosty Friends set and the eyelets are ICB and the brads are PP. The images are colored with my markers in the same colors. All products are Close to My Heart. The snowflakes are buttons I have had. I put liquid glass over the snowflakes on the paper, the scarves and other areas of the stamped images, and the snowflake buttons and I added a little glitter in some areas. This photo does not do this card justice. It really has a little bling to it in person.
I got in late last night from work around 9 and I have to be back about 7 this am. Hubby made it home safe. He and little buddie have gone to stay with his mom. Jack (aka hubby) stays every Friday night with her. We have sitters 24/7, and he and his sister stay 3 nights a week to help with the cost. Gotta go. Take care and God bless ya'll!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hey everyone. Hope all is well. This is a card I made this weekend from the monthly paper kit I received last week. The cardstock, background paper and ribbon came in the kit from Paper Posies. The stamp is from Stampin Up. The brads are this bigger ones from Close to My Heart. Nothing fancy, but I love the colors. Sorry for the crooked scan--I hope someday I will learn to scan straight. Just a quick note to say all is well on the home front. Take care and God bless ya'll.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! We got progress reports today and this little man has his stuff together. Straight A's!!! Lowest grade was 95. The others were 97,98, and 2-99's. I was so excited. We went out to eat at his favorite restaurant and he was going to spend the night with his sister at her house, but he fell asleep and she decided to stay here since he was asleep. I am so proud of him and now I know that what ever that teacher said she is not dampening his spirits. Really, he loves her and I think he is learning a lot in this class. I even have not had any problems with her, their homework, or their projects. We still are not doing half as much as I expected. I may not be on much this weekend. Hubby is coming home Friday night--he's been working on the road 10 days. I also am on call all this weekend, so the chances of working are good. I had my yearly evaluation today and I got the best one I have ever had--I was a little worried about this since I up and quit my management postion and sort of left my boss hanging out on her own. This means I get a nice little raise. Yeah!!!
That's about it for tonight. I should be back tomorrow. Take care and God bless ya'll!!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Teachers happy #1

"It's a great day to be alive..." I have been singing this song all day. It has been stuck in my head. The people at work have thought I was crazy. I don't know many more words than that and I keep singing it over and over. Today was really no different than any other. I guess it is just a true saying and I am glad to be alive!! My family is healthy, safe and just great! OH and there is one thing that is really great--Simon's signed papers this week and last were all A's--if you read my ranting several weeks ago about what his teacher said at Open House you will know why I am so happy. Everybody elses grade are great too.

This card is one of a set I made this weekend for Simon's teacher. He asked me to make her some for a happy. This paper came in my new monthly kit from Paper Posies. The flower was also a part of the kit. The brads are the bigger brads from CTMH and the stamp is teacherbella. I made 6 cards and envelopes, 2 of each design. He took them to school yesterday. I will post the others sometime this week.

Thanks for all the comments about Doss and his fish. One comment asked where in Mississippi I live. It is a little town in the delta region called Greenwood. We are about 1 1/2 hours from Jackson and about 3 hours from Memphis. Hope ya'll are well and blessed. Time for me to get little buddie in/out of the shower and study time. Take care and I will see ya'll tomorrow. God bless all!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

OK, this is my oldest, Doss, with his big catfish. This fish weighed 65 pounds and he dove under water and pulled it out. It is called handgrabbing and they put boxes in the rivers around here and the fish bed up in them. They go down and feel for a fish, then they get someone to stand in front of the box and they dive back down and put their hand in it's mouth and pull it out. Is that crazy or what? I will not go and even watch. Doss is the one holding the fish and the other guy is one of his friends who goes with him a lot. I wish they would find some other fun past time. Anyway they love this. There is a season here in Mississippi every year. After they catch the fish they let him go so they can catch him again another day.

Quiet here on the home front. We had a soccer game tonight and lost, but he loves to play and does not seem to be upset about the loss. They have not won a game yet. They did play this team the other day in a scrimmage, and we played much better today than the other day. This is Simon's first year to play. My older kids were big into soccer when they were younger, but he has played basketball, baseball, and tennis only up until this year. He just loves to play. We are not the best by any means, but he has the best attitude. His coach always talks about his spirit and how he comes to every practice and pumps up the team.

Time to study for tests we have tomorrow and get to bed. Take care ya'll and I will post something hand made tomorrow. TTFN and God bless all!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I hope everyone had a blessed weekend and rested. I have been cleaning, started painting Simon's room and card making. I did this little number yesterday. The paper is from the Stylin CTMH paper packet. The stamp is from the Stampin Up set Friendship Flowers. I did my first attempt at faux stitching---I free handed it. I do not have a template to go by. The flower brads are from Picture Perfect Scrapbook Company. I punched the circles with my small round punch and the pink round brads are from CTMH, the bigger size. I love this pink and black combination.

I am settling in for another week. We have a soccer game tomorrow night. After that it is pretty quiet until the weekend and I am on call again Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We have this new thing starting tomorrow at school. The kids will be given a debit card and we will be given a username and password for our child. This will enable us to see what your child is eating each day, and we will be able to know how much money is on the debit card and when we need to send more. We will be able to handle all of it on line. I am excited because I never know what he is eating, and I just send money each Monday. I think last year at the end of the year we had money left over. I know we did. Needless to say they did not refund me or roll it over to this year. We also are starting this year to be able to go on line and keep up with their grades. They have been doing this for about a year and a half, but we have just gotten old enough to be included.

My oldest came home this weekend. He is getting ready to hunt. You will be hearing a lot about him during this time because we will see a lot more of him. He got 3 packages delivered this week and it was all hunting stuff. He is really neat about this hunting. He is very selective about what he will shoot. He has 3-4 cameras in the woods year round. He knows the deer, names them and almost protects them from crazy hunters. He lives and dreams hunting, always has. He videos some of his trips and does commentary with it. He is a really a neat young man--almost said kid, but he is now 22. He always finds time to spend with his little brother when he is home. Somewhere on this computer, I have a picture of him with a 60 pound catfish he hand grabbed last year. I will have to find it and post it. It is impressive.

Well supper is almost ready and the laundry needs to go in the dryer. Have a blessed week ya'll and stay healthy, happy and safe. Please continue to pray for our troop and their families. GOD BLESS YA"LL!!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I cannot believe I planned ahead on something. I am a very last minute person. I seem to do my best when under pressure. Any of you the same???? I have to do teacher snacks next Friday, so I made this card today to go with them. The first pic is the card and the second is the inside. The cardstock and background paper are from CTMH. This is a very old paper packet I have had for several years. I don't believe they make it anymore. The stamps are Stampin Up. They are also very old and not made anymore. I have always loved this combination. The bella is teacherbella. The ribbon is from some blog candy I won a while back. The letters are Bounce from Sizzix. I got them on sale the other day at Creative Express--like $38.00. They have really had some good deals lately.

I spent the day taking it easy. I made some cards and watched football. I am a REAL football fan, probably like it more than my husband. Late this afternoon, I cut my dad's grass and my daughters. Hubby usually does it but he has been home only a day or two lately, so I did it for him. He is used to his 4 day weekends and when his schedule is like it is now, I try to do some of his chores to help. We have a big riding lawn mower so cutting the grass is like easy. My daughter got her grades last week on her first nursing test. SHE PASSED and she also had her vital signs checkoff and she passed that also. I do not believe I have ever seen her as uptight about something as she was these tests. I also do not believe I have ever seen her study as much as she has been. Could we be growing up???

I have been looking at the cards and things on the bellahollics anonymous group photo page and ladies you girls are good!! They are having a VSBN this weekend. The challenges have been really neat and fun. I was to tired from the week to try and participate, but after seeing how much fun they are having I plan to join in on the next one. Guess I better call it a night. I will see ya'll tomorrow. Take care and God bless ya'll.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I am back!!! It has been a very long and tiring week for me. TGIF!!! Last post I was called out to the hospital while I was posting. I worked all night!!!!!!!!! I came home at 8am the next morning and went to bed. Since I lost a day in this week, I feel like I have been a day behind all week. Finally yesterday I got back to normal, and would you believe I had to work last night until 9:30. Supposed to get off at 3, and went in at 7. I have always loved call, but I am not adjusting to it like I thought I would. Anyway, yesterday morning before work, I put this card together. This is some of my new stamping stuff that came in over the past week and a half. The card is from a Close to My Heart paper packet called Sonata. The stamp is musicbella. The colors used are Hollyhock, Spring Iris, Chocolate, and Buttercup. If you are not familiar with CTMH--pink, lavender, brown and a soft yellow. I really love their scrapbook paper. There are lots of new kits in the new winter catty, that just came out in September. The sentiment is from one of there stamp sets-The Music of Life. My little one loves his school music teacher and he has always wanted me to make her some cards. When I saw this paper and stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It just happened that about the time I saw the paper, Stampin Bella came out with Musicbella. Just worked out perfect for me!! The eyelets are CTMH and the ribbon is some I have collected over the years.

I got a sweet email from Kari, the blog candy winner this week. She received the package and was very excited. I hope we will have some of her artwork to show soon. I asked her to send me some pics when she made some stuff with the goodies. Hubby has to work all weekend, so I plan to play with my papers. I hope to have some more things to show tomorrow. TTFN!! God bless ya'll!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Card Candy

Ok, I have a new obsession-Card Candy. They have been doing this on one of the groups I am in. Pat Huntoon started this with our group and they are doing a swap--Here is her site http://patstamps.blogspot.com/ You should go take a look. THe first page is made with Stampin Up's Penguin Pals and GingerBread House. The saying is from another set that I cannot remember the name of, but it is a Stampin Up set also. The packages are from some paper scraps I have and the ribbon is from a swap I was in sometime ago. The second sheet is from Stampin Up's A Merry Little Christmas. The paper is all scraps that I have kept over the years. These are really fun, but addicting.

I have had several people email to check on me this weekend because I had no new blog entries. Thank you all for your concern. I have been on call and when not working I have been doing the above. Oh no!! I have just been called back to the hospital. Talk later. God bless ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I received this card in the mail today from Debbie Daniels. It had stamped images of huggybella in it. We are exchanging stamped images of bellas. She needed some different bellas and had a few of what she wanted, so I sent them to her. She in exchange sent me some of what she had that I did not--neat huh?
The card is soooooo cute. The pic does not do it justice. There is lots of glitter on it. I love shinies!! Thank you Debbie, and if you need anything else let me know.

Hope everyone is fine. We just got in from soccer and finished supper. Little buddie is studying and we will finish the project after he finishes studying. TGIAF--Thank God its almost Friday!!! I am so tired. I had to do another shift this week--10-6--instead of my regular 7-3. I do not like it. Tomorrow is my last day and they want me to come in at 7 tomorrow, but be obligated until 6. We'll see how it goes. Fridays are my favorite days because I work with my favorite doc all day. Well it's project time and I will see ya'll tomorrow---MY STAMPING ORDER CAME IN TODAY--YEAH!!!!! I just do not have time to play with it, but the weekend will be here soon. Maybe then we will see more than just bellas, but I don't know. I sure do like those ladies and gents. God bless all!!!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I have gone all bella lately. I am going to have to get back into my other stamps soon and make things with them. I have an order coming in tomorrow with new paper, stamps, and embellishments--that should get me going in some other direction, but I just love these bellas. ( I also have an order with new bellas on the way also--ha ha ha!) Speaking of orders, Creative Express really has some good sale items on right now if you use Sizzix. Check it out.

I received a comment from Jo on my blog about what the bellas were. Jo I tried to email you directly, but it would not bring up your email addy, so I will talk with you here. These stamps have been out for several months and they are so cute. There is a bella or fella for just about any role in life. They also have sentiments, borders and other stamps, charms, bling items and acrylic bases for your stamps. I am enclosing the addy below. Emily is the bella mom and she is great. http://www.stampingbella.com/index.php Please go look!!Hope you join the bella craze. If you need me to answer any more questions or want to just talk my email is paperblessingstoyou@yahoo.com. Oh yea, thanks for visiting my blog!!!!

The card above is from an old Close to My Heart paper packet. The colors are key lime and amethyst. It was a spring kit from about 4 years ago. The bella is stampinbella. As you all know she is paper dolled--I AM going to color one someday--and so is her rolling bag. The ribbon is some I have had for a while and the eyelets are key lime from CTMH.

I am on call tomorrow and little buddie has his first project due Friday so I may not be back on until Friday or Saturday. We have most of the project done, we just have to put it on the poster board. It is about "My Community". We used the Sizzix to make the letters for the title--he loves to do the lever and cut letters out. We have taken some pics, drawn some pics, and cut some out of magazines. This is always a fun time for us. I thought it was due Monday, but I was wrong. I will post a pic when we finish. Time for me to go. My bed is calling me. I wish ya'll the best and may God bless all.

Monday, September 3, 2007


Happy Labor Day to all!! I hope it has been relaxing for ya'll. I have played with my stamps all day. The two cards above are some of my creations today. I used my Close to My Heart paper packet called Let's Get Together. The colors are Buttercup, Breeze, Cranberry, and Garden Green. I love this combination of colors. The stamps are Flowerbella and Sisterhoodabella. I paperdolled the clothes and the hairbow on one---this is a little more challenging than I thought. The brads are from Making Memories, the fibers are from Adornments, the buttons are from S.E.I., and the eyelets are from CTMH. Usually Monday is RAK day on one of the groups I am in, but since the mail did not go out today, they will go out tomorrow to some lucky people. Hope ya'll enjoy.

Well my rib injury had gotten a lot better until I jumped up to answer the phone yesterday. I tripped over a throw pillow that had fallen off the couch. When I tried to get my balance, someone had left their shoes (HUBBY) in the middle of the floor and needless to say---DOWN I WENT!!!!! My hubby tried to catch me (with a cup of coffee in his hand) and you can guess---the coffee went all over both of us. It is kind of funny now, but I was not a happy camper all day yesterday. It is not as bad as it was, but it really hurts. I do not know if I will ever get my little boys room painted. That was today's project--NOT. I hope I will be able to get to it the latter part of this week. I just have to slow down again and let it reheal.

I hope ya'll have a great week and are very blessed. I will be back tomorrow with some more creations. Pray for our soldiers and their families. TTFN!