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.