Thursday, January 29, 2009

Unisex Card

It is so difficult to find a card that can be used for a guy - I think this card could be either sex!
This card was done using the cuttlebug and the birds and branches embossing folder. I hope you can see the detail when you click on the pictures.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Blizzard is Finally Over!

The snow started yesterday around 1 p.m. and ended tonight about 7 p.m. I think we received about 8". It snowed and was very pretty, then early this morning it rained and froze and then snowed heavily all day.

Our poor dog went out and was walking and then her poor little legs went through the ice crust and she had a heck of a time doing her business and getting back to the sidewalk.

I finally found someone to plow tomorrow for us. Speaking of plows, the City plow hit the mailbox and sheared it off ): Now we have to mess with putting up a new one.

It was so cold and windy today, I decided tonight was a vegetable soup night so that is what I made for dinner. Yummy!!

Hope everyone has electricity! Stay warm!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

All Occasion Cuttlebug Card

This is a basic all occasion card using the argyle and flower from one of the border sets. Just added a little ribbon, flowers and jewels.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm Proud to be an American!

I hardly moved from my lazy boy yesterday. I watched the inauguration though all ten balls. I'm tired today, can't even imagine how exhausted our new President and First Lady are.

It made me proud to be an American and see the orderly transition from President Bush to President Obama.

If Hillary couldn't be President, than I am glad that Obama is. It was time for either a woman or a black President.

I just hope the naysayers give the man a chance. He has inherited so much from several of our past presidents. Change is needed. Change can be frightening. Change can be hard. President Obama will make decisions we don't like or agree with. But he is our leader.

God Bless and guide him.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Set of 4 Monogramed Cards

The card on the below post was scanned and these cards are pics. Neither show the true colors.

The bottom cardstock and the circle with Monogram should be the same color as the cream flower but everytime I scan I have that horrible shadow and don't know how to get rid of it. Anyway this is part of a set of cards I made for Kathy for her birthday. Just watch, she doesn't read my blog and this is the day she will decide to look (:

FINALLY, I got out of the house....

after being sick and then went out on the coldest day of the year -6 degrees and wind chill of -15!!! I went to a three day crop. I lost 6 lbs. from being sick and was able to get into an old pair of jeans from Casual Corner. I wore them all day Saturday. I think my waistline was telling me that these are not quite all day jeans. I was really sore when I got home last night. They are at least 8 hour jeans though!! Being sick is a heck of a way to lose weight.

I bought a new scanner and am trying to learn how to scan pictures but not having much luck. I will keep on trying and post what I made this weekend.

Wonderful New Rubber Stamps W/Sayings

I went to a rubber stamp store that is closing and bought some wonderful rubber stamps. The sayings may speak to you..... I hope you enjoy and take comfort in the words:

Always know in your heart that you are far bigger than anything that can happen to you.

Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone.
by Roy R. Gilson

and my favorite:

Healing . . .
A journey traveled one step at a time.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lovely Thought for the Day

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'
When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Family Wall of Pride!

Hudson - age 9

Mallorie - age 11

Hannah age 15
T J age 18
Years ago I made these scrapbooks on canvas of the grandkids and Sunny, the basset hound. The small picture is either a birth picture or one that I really like of them as an infant.

Each school year I put in their newest school picture and we see them as we come in and out of the door!


We are bracing for more winter weather starting today. We are to get several more inches of snow today and then again tonight. The wind is to really pick up and the wind chills will be VERY nippy. I plan on staying in until I leave to go to a three day crop this weekend. I think I need to eliminate much of what I take to the crop, I don't want to drag it all in the store with below zero wind chills!

Not much to share today other than I haven't left the house since last Monday. I have not been feeling up to par since that last episode with taking a pill that my body doesn't like. The time before, it took over a week to feel good again and it appears that will be the case with this episode. I am hardly eating because I keep getting so nauseous. I have lost several lbs.

Have a lovely day and look for some beauty in your world today.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Beautiful Snow!!!!

The past two days we have been having pretty snow falls. Yesterday we received about 3" and today, so far - not even noon) we have received about another 3-4". The dog won't go off the deck, poor short legged basset hound would sink!!

I looked out at my bird feeder and I have 3 Cardinal families visiting. THAT is way cool!!! The grandparent Cardinals could care less but the sibling Cardinal is not happy seeing the other sibling couple. Just like most kids, they want what the other one has. It sure was lovely to see all that beauty against the falling snow. Of course, my camera was down in my workroom ):

I thank God for the beauty and peace of a Cardinal! Someday I will post what they mean to me, but that is another story.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Scrapbook Page on Canvas

I did this layout several years ago but would like to share it with you now. This is my Dad back in 1943 or 1944 when he was in the Navy. I painted the canvas, adhered the layout by running it through my Xyron machine.

The adhesive did not adhere very well, so today I used my Scotch tacky glue to reattach it. The bottle was plugged so I used a pin to clear the clog and gave the bottle a hefty squeeze and 1/2 of the glue exploded all over the back of the layout, the table and me. What a mess.

I hope everyone had a nice New Years! Hannah and TJ came over New Years eve for our 18th annual junk food, banana split, card game and movie night.