Friday, January 30, 2009

I was Tagged~ Photo Challenge Tag~

I received this Photo Challenge Tag from Chris at Catt's Scratching Post. Thank You so much Chris!
The rules for this Challenge are: Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the 6th folder and pick the sixth photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a short story about it. Tag 6 people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know that you choose them. Here is the sixth picture that was in my sixth folder.

This is my neice and her husband who got married on September 20th, 2008. They're having their photo taken by this old fire truck. Her wedding was held outside. She arrived in the firetruck to the wedding along with the flowergirl, ringbearer and brides maid. This wedding was absolutely beautiful. She's a very special neice in my life. The only neice that I have on my side of the family. I love her dearly!
I have tagged the following ones:
1. NoraAnne
2. Jacque4u2c
3. Dee Dee
4. Victoria
5. Wendalyn
6. Juniejo

Thank U~Handmade Card~ Changito Rubber Stamp

I love the Changito Rubber Stamps. This little monkey is just so cute holding his sign telling someone special a Thank U.
I have used copic markers and glitter on the flower and monkey. I have added prima flowers and a ribbon to this card.
I'm still having a problem with taking my pictures and having them show up bright on my blog.
I have ordered a photo studio kit and hope to get it on Monday or Tuesday. I sure hope that this helps.
This card is so much cuter in person than tonight on my blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Happy Birthday~Penny Black Your Day~ Handmade Card

This is a card that I created tonight using Penny Black's stamp called "Your Day". I just love this stamp for a Birthday Card. I have used copic markers on this image and added stickles to the lettering of Happy Birthday. I have added ribbon, fiber, brads and Prima flowers to this card.

What's Been Happening in our Area "ICE/SNOW"

Hello, It's good to be back on the old laptop. We have not had access to Tv or the internet for 3 days. Boy, are we spoiled!!! This is the kind of weather that we have had since Tuesday. The above pictures were taken on Wednesday out our back door and the front yard. The snow started falling and those flakes looked like they were the size of a $.50 cent piece. It sure is pretty but dangerous!! Our county went to a Level 3 Emergency on Wednesday, and also surrounding counties. No work on Wednesday! The school system has been out all week, except Monday. Also, the neighbors surrounding us had no electric. Boy that was rough. Our daughter Dee, just got her electric turned on a couple of hours ago. It's strange. It would skip one neighbor's house with no electric and then the next one would have electric. We have had trees fall all around us on our property, and also on the roadways. Can't wait for Spring, but the rumor is on Monday and Tuesday we're headed for a bigger storm. So everyone take care and keep safe.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter Storm Warning in our Area

It sure is bad out in our neck of the woods. We are at a level 2 Emergency tonight. Tomorrow is going to be even worse. If we get a Level 3 Emergency. I will be staying home tomorrow from work. Maybe I can scrap, unless our electricity goes off. Right now we're having freezing ice coming down. Tomorrow morning it's to snow between 5-9 inches on top of the ice, and snow that we already have. I don't mind driving in snow, but don't like the ice!!!

I'm having a problem with taking photos of my items/cards. The color is not showing up very bright. So I ordered a photo studio kit to see if that helps. I changed some settings on my camera, and I thought maybe it helped some, but still not coming out the way I want them. I see other items on blogs and they are really bright in color. If anyone has any ideas please advise, or tell me if they have a photo studio and it helps. Have a great evening and keep safe.

Baby Boy Handmade Card Peek a Boo and Sleeping Baby

This is a Baby Boy Handmade card that I created tonight. I have used the stamps Peek A Boo Baby and Sleeping Baby stamps to create this card. I just love these stamps. The little baby boy stamp reminds me of our grandson when he hardly had any hair.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Handmade Card~Sitting Pretty~Victoria Case

This a new digital image from Victoria Case called "Sitting Pretty. The girl sitting in this image is just so cute holding her card with the heart. Victoria has just release new images today. Please go to Victoria Case Stamps here to see all that she has available.
I have used colored pencils, copic markers, and glitter for her eyes. The image as been distressed around the edges and placed on pop-ups.
This would make a great card for that litle girl that is special in your life.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Monkey~Banana~Handmade Card

Look at this cute little monkey eating his banana's. He kinda reminds me of our grandson who loves to visit and get a banana out of the fruit bowl. He dearly loves them. If he could I think he would climb and pick his own from the tree.
I have added an embellishment, prima flowers and ribbon to this card.
The weekends sure do go by fast. Hoping to create a couple of projects tomorrow or Monday! Wishing everyone a good and safe Sunday!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Handmade Card~ PuppyCakes~Victoria Case

Look at this little cutie! He makes you want to celebrate someone's special Birthday.
This is a digital stamp from Victoria Case Stamps. I just had to make a card using this stamp.
Please visit Victoria Case Stamps here to purchase her lovely rubber and digital stamps. She's having new digital stamps coming on January 26th. Please go and check them out.
I have used colored pencils, copic markers, stickles and glitter on the image "PuppyCakes."
I have distressed around the image, added stickles to the cupcake, and made the party hat 3 D. I have inked and embossed the words Happy Birthday.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine~My Love~Handmade Card

This is the handmade Valentine Card that I created tonight. I really couldn't decide on how to create this card. I wanted to make little hearts to go on the card. So I used my Cricut Expression machine to create them. I have sewn on the card, added lace, and put the hearts on the Prima flowers which is placed on a pop-up.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Trunk Full of Love Handmade Card Victoria Case

Look at this darling elephant called "Trunk Full of Love". He's just so happy holding his heart. This is a digital stamp from Victoria Case Stamps. She has alot of cute rubber and digital stamps for you buy. Please visit her site here.
I have used copic markers on the elelphant, and distressed around the image. I added the phrase "Always and Forever" and placed it on pop-ups. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Vintage Teacher Valentine's Day Handmade Card

I created this card today with the help of my Sister's idea. I bought several old Vintage Valentine Cards approx 2-3 years ago at an estate sale. I just love the old vintage cards. Some of the cards have writing on the back with the year 1921 thru 1930's, and also the names of the people receiving the cards and those sending the cards. I wanted to show the back of the card with the dates and writings. So we came up the idea of putting the old cards in a clear plastic envelope so you could see the dates and writings on the inside of the card. I wanted to share this card with you and see what you think.
I created a square opening and enclosed the old Valentine card inside of the clear envelope. I have stitched the cardstock, patterned paper and the clear plastic envelope together, and then attached to my cardstock. It doesn't show the clear envelope with the old card very well in this picture. Then I added the ribbon and Prima flowers.
Any ideas greatly appreciated for these old Vintage Valentine Cards.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snoopy/Happy Birthday Handmade Card

I created this morning a Snoopy/Happy Birthday Handmade Card. The card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".
The ballons have been glittered. On the image I used copic markers, and distressed around the image. Then added ribbon and some brads. This would make a cute card for any child.

Good Morning

Good Morning,
I just wanted to say hi this morning and tell you about a new blog I found that was sent to me by a friend. It's called HappyBirds Crafting Haven. Please check out her site. I have truly enjoyed this site today. It will bless your heart and it's so refreshing. She has free printables, recipes, prayer requests web page, tutorials and great gift ideas to create. The site is called HappyBirds Crafting Haven and you can visit it here! Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Valentine Day ~My Word Album Love~ by BoBunny

I wanted to create something different today so decided to try this word album. The My Word Album Chipboard Album is titled "Love My Word" and is made by BoBunny. I have used K&Company paper called Smitten. In this word album I have used ribbons, fibers, Smitten embellishments, Prima flowers, and misc items. I have decorated all side of the word album. There is several pages that you can add your favorite photos.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Blog Award Marie Antionette Award

Marie Antionette Award

I received this award tonight for my blog from a blogging friend, Shirley at A Craft Spot. Thank you Shirley for nominating me for this award and all of your kind words. It's greatly appreciated. I'm going to send this award to five other blogging friends that have great blogs. Thank you!!!

Congratulations to all of you, these are the five blogs that I have picked! It's just so hard to only be able to pick five. There is just so many great blogs.

1. DeeDee Dees Divine Designs

2. Chris Catt's Scratching Post

3. Dee Blosomrose

4. Junie Juniejo Cards

5. Noranne My Loft Creations

Handmade Card~A Horse, of Course~Victoria Case

A handmade card from the image "A Horse, of Course"
Like at the horse image with his flower in his mouth. This cute face would put a smile on any one's face. He looks so mischievous. This image is called "A Horse, of Course" from Victoria Case Stamps. She has just released today five new stamp images for you to purchase. Please go and visit her site.
I have used colored pencils, copic markers, and added stickles to the flower on this image. I have sewn on the card, added a boot embellishment and ribbons.
Please go and see what new images Victoria has for you today!!
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monster Tea Party Handmade Card Victoria Case Stamp

Look at this cute little monster at the tea party. It's looks like he's having fun with all of his friends. The stamp is from Victoria Case Stamps. I have embossed, used colored pencils, copic markers, and nestabilities dies. The image is placed on pop-ups. I have sewn on the card and used ribbon.

Visit Victoria Case Stamps to purchase this stamp.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Valentine Tag~Up and Away~image by Victoria Case

I wanted to make a card or tag this evening so decided to use this Up and Away image from Victoria Case Stamps. I decided on a tag that can be placed on a gift, card, or an album page. I have used colored pencils, copic markers, and glitter. He's so cute looking at his ballons for Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Blog Candy Given by Victoria Case Stamps

Blog Candy! Blog Candy!
This Blog Candy is being given away by Victoria of Victoria Case Stamps. This is a sneak peek of what she's giving away. She's a very talented Freelance Illustrator from Viva Las Vegas. She designs and sells rubber and digital stamps. This is her first blog candy giveaway. Check out all of the goodies that she's giving away. Go and tell all of your blogger friends. You're going to love it. I hope I get picked as the winner.

Know To Much~Friend~Handmade Card

I created this card today and used the stamp called "Know To Much". I used My Mine's Eye paper, and colored pencils, copic markers and stickles on the image. This is a perfect card to send to a friend to say I'm thanking about you.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Party Animals~ Penny Black~ Handmade Card

This is a card that I created from Penny Black called Party Animals. These animals seem to be having fun at their party. I really love her stamps, and just had to buy it.
On the image I have used copic markers, and stickles. I have sewn on the card and added ribbons. I placed the image on pop-ups. The back of the card has coordinating paper and I have sewn on it. The inside of the card is blank. This would make a perfect Birthday card for that someone special.

Valentine~ Luvbirds ~Handmade Card Victoria Case

Valentine~Luvbirds~Love in the air~Handmade Card

Look at these adorable luvbirds sitting on the branch. You can see the Love in their eyes. The luvbirds is a new digital download image from Victoria Case Stamps. She has 6 new digital download images for Valentine's Day; which you can view here. All of the new stamps are adorable and cute. I love the luvbirds which show the love they share. The eyes of the luvbirds are just bleaming with Love in the air. I have used colored pencils, copic markers on the image, and added glitter to the heart. Stickles has been added to the center of the flowers and above the eyes of the luvbird. I have added ribbon, prima flowers and sewing to the card. Please visit Victoria Case Stamps for all of her new releases.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Your Blog is Fabulous Award

Jeannie gave me this award!!!.... I'm just so excited, and honored to get this award from Jeannie. Jeannie is such a lovely person and everyone loves her. She's such a positive person. The cards and designs that she creates are so lovely. She's a very talented and creative lady. I love the inside of her cards. She does such a terrific job. I'm just so jealous. Thank you so much Jeannie, Jeannie's blog is (

Now the rules of the blog... list 5 of my addictions and list 5 fabulous here I go!!!

My Addictions:
1. Cardmaking and paper piecings.
2. Being on the design team of Victoria Case Rubber stamps.
3. My family and granchildren
4. Coffee
5. My Blog

Fabulous Blogs (just click the names listed below to see why they are fabulous!):

2. Chris, (CattsScratchingPost)
3. Junie, ( Juniejocards)
5. Victoria, (Victoria Case Stamps).

New Years Spirit Award

I'm so excited to receive this New Year's Eve Spirit Award from my daughter, Dee. Please visit her blog. Thanks Dee.

Here are the rules:

1. You must be a true lover of the New Year to receive this award.The person to whom you
give the award must also be in love with the New Year.
2. List 5 things that you love about the New Year. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep
going till you run out of space.
3. Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But
keep the New Year cheer going.
4. Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving a comment on their site. Also,
link back to the person who gave you the award.

Here are the five things that I LOVE about the New Year!

1. I love the New Year. It's like starting all over again. I entertain the idea of setting new goals
for myself.
2. Going to our sister-inlaw for our yearly New Years's Party. Being with family and friends.
3. Shopping with my daughter and getting bargains, esp scrapbooking.
4. Spring is just around the corner. I don't do winter very well.
5. Setting new goals of getting healthy, starting a diet and excercise.

I'm going to give this award to:

1. Chris, - First, she is a lovely person that I found by searching the blogs. She does a fantastic job on her cards and designs. She's very talented and has great ideas. She's very creative.
2. Jeannie, - I found Jeannie thru my daughter, Dee. She's such a sweetie. She is also a very talented lady, and I love how she designs the inside of her cards. I'm so jealous!
3. Junie,- Junie is on the Design Team of Victoria Case Stamps. She's very creative and
talented. Check out her blog.
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Victoria Case~BearBalloon~Handmade Card

This is a handmade card that I created today using Victoria Case Stamps called "Bear Balloon" which is a digital stamp. The little bear is so cute holding his balloon. This card would be cute for a Birthday or Get Well card. I have sewn on the card, added ribbon, a charm that says "Made in Love." I glittered the balloon and created extra ballons using my cricut machine.
You can purchase this adorable digital stamp for your creations by going to Victoria Stamps at

Victoria Case~Monster Bath~ Handmade Card

This is a handmade card I created using Victoria Case Stamps called Monster Bath. I just love the little girl in the picture trying to hand the monster her hairbrush. That's just how little children are, giving! I created the image by using colored pencils, copic markers, glaze and glitter. I have placed the image on card stock and used pop ups. I have added embellishments, ribbon and prima flowers.
The monster bath stamp is designed by Victoria Case Art Design. You can purchase her adorable stamps by going to

Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights

Oh, what a beautiful site to see. We just came home last night from seeing the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights in Wheeling WV with our grandchildren. Oglebay is approximately 3-4 hours from our home. So on the way we just had to eat at a Cracker Barrel. That's the grandchildren's plus hubby's favorite place to eat. We really enjoyed seeing the lights and surrounding area. The lights go for 6 miles, with millions of lights and covering 300 acres. I took these pictures inside the car while riding and it doesn't do justice for what the lights really looked like. It was so beautful at night to see. I just wanted to share.