Friday, July 4, 2014

Latest Crochet Project

 This is the afghan I made for my son's girlfriend. Her favorite colors are earthy tones.  She saw a portion of the blanket when they were here to visit but it wasn't finished yet. I hope that she likes it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Good morning everyone!  Hope this finds you all well.  I am sorry for the unexpected departure the last couple of weeks.  My husband and I made a trip to the old homefront to visit with family and forgot to grab my laptop on the way out.  Had a wonderful visit, but, was eager to get home with family here as well.

Can you all believe that today is July 2, 2014?  My goodness, I can't believe how fast this year is flying by!
That old adage "The older I get, the faster the time goes by" is certainly true for me.  It seems like I just settled into the routine of the school year and then it was over and time for summer vacation.

So, do you all have plans for the July 4th holiday?  We are going to have a BBQ and do some light fireworks for the kids.They always enjoy the show.

I will start back with my usual posts tomorrow and I am getting ready to expand the content of this blog.  I would appreciate any ideas on what seems to work for you for getting more viewers.  I am trying to build my follower base and would like to have more interaction with them.  I am thinking of doing some kind of link up party with a prize give away but have never done one and would need some guidance.

I look forward to hearing from you.  Have a blessed day and rest of the week. Enjoy your holiday and be safe out there!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Just Because Friend

Made this card for a friend of mine who just loves cherry blossoms.  Found this paper in my stash and thought of her immediately and decide to make a card for her.  Found this digi stamp on pinterest.  Not sure of the original source. Image colored with CTMH colored pencils.

 Used CTMH liquid glass to make dew drops on the branches and flowers.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Grandkids - LOVE THEM!!

My grandson, CJ's explanation to Quinn's question" Nana, why does it always rain in June?" CJ says, "It's because God is up there watching everything and when he watches TV and the news and they say it's going to be Stormy, he makes it rain and sometimes lightening and thunder and that is what I think about that." I just love my grandbabies.

I love it when they reveal how their little minds work.  I often wonder what they are thinking and how they view the world and their surroundings?  It excites me when we get the chance to experience things in this life through their eyes.  You often get a whole new perspective on things or situations.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cool Dude

Made this card for the challenge over at Heart2Heart Challenge Blog.   Their theme for this week was So Studly.  .Check them out here and join in.  You have until the end of the month to enter any of the challenges for this month.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: free digi stamp from pinterest
Paper: Basic white card stock and paper from CTMH It's A Guy Thing paper pack
Inks: Card base colored with CTMH Bamboo Stamp Pad directly, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress INks on the edges and around the entire image square, image colored with CTMH colored pencils
Embellies: Two barn red brads from CTMH

You're a Peach

Made this card for Challenge # 253 at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH Sweet Life
Paper: CTMH Olive,  Garden Green, and White Card Stock, Scraps from CTMH Discovery Paper Pack
Inks: CTMH Desert Sand ink pad, image colored with CTMH colored pencils
Embellies: Bakers twine by Paper Studio

Free Spirit

Good morning everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  I feel like I am running in circles this week.  I thought with the school year coming to a close, things would calm down a bit.  I didn't think about being at home all day with all five of my grandsons all day.  Don't get me wrong, I love them dearly, but, it seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done that I would like to.

Today seems to be going much smoother.  Maybe the boys are settling in to their summer break mode and things will be easier now. I know I missed a few days of posting on here and I am running behind on meeting all the challenge deadlines I would like to meet.  However, I was able to get two cards done yesterday and so far, I have one ready for today. 

So, without further delay, here it is:

This card was made for two different challenges.  And they are:

Mojo Monday # 349

The other challenge is:

Their theme for this week is BOLD & Bright