Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Last night was the monthly SIYJ over at Paper Pretties 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 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 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 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.