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 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 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 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. 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: 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
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. 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!!