Saturday, December 29, 2012

Photobucket Congratulation to The Alley Way Stamps on their first birthday!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dedicated to Poppy!

Good Afternoon,

I wanted to dedicate this card that I made for the ongoing challenge at Delightful Inspiration to a very special person in my life, my Father-in-law.  When Faith sent out this digi in Oct. I was in the middle of making my Thanksgiving cards and knowing I had until the 19th of the month, I decided to finish my Thanksgiving cards and make this card when I started on my Christmas cards the first of Nov.  Little did I know how things would get turned upside down.  On Oct. 30th we admitted my Father-in-law to the hospital with pneumonia, the doctors were optimistic that with a few days of treatment he would be fine.  That was not to be.  He had been battling other ailments for the last few months and he was just so weak that the pneumonia was just too much.  Early on the morning of Nov. 4th he took a turn for the worse and the next day he was put on a ventilator. For the rest of the week they tried various medications in hopes that he would recover but by Friday Nov. 9th it became very clear to us all,that he would not recover. My husband, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, niece and myself surrounded his bed in ICU and had a final prayer for him, told him how much we loved him and said our farewells.  When removed from the ventilator he slipped peaceful away from the pain he had endured for the last several years.  My Father-in-law was the minister at my church for over 20 years and had been interim pastor at several other churches in our area after his retirement.  He was very well thought of and beloved by many.  He loved snow, and anytime they were calling for snow in the mountains if he could he would load up and head for the hills.  When I sat down to work on this card my first thought was how much he loved snow and I knew this card was for him.  Poppy I hope that there is snow in heaven and that you are getting to enjoy it now.  We love you and will miss you!! This holiday season will be bittersweet for our family as we deal with this loss, it has been less than 3 years since we lost my father, so my boys are coping with the lost of both their grandfathers fairly close together.  For all of you I hope that this week of Thanksgiving will be wonderful and remember to cherish each and every memory that you create with your family.  Blessings and a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Designed to Delight challenge returns!

I was so happy when I found our that Faith over at Designed to Delight decided to start back up her challenge.  I love her digital stamps and it is always so much fun to create something with her images. I love owl images and this one is really cute.  Hope you like it!!  Have a great day!!


Friday, October 5, 2012

A Challenge!

Good Afternoon,

Well for the first time in quite awhile I actual got a card ready for a challenge.  I always have loved doing challenges but for the last several months it seems I never could find time to get cards ready in time.  This card is for the latest Bugaboo challenge...fall/harvest colors.  I do love to do fall cards with all the beautiful colors. Not to mention I really do love Bugaboo images they are just so cute.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Another candy for you!!

A really nice giveaway is happening over at  If you get a chance you need to get over there and check it out.  I just love the paper (my weakness) and I am sure I'm not the only one! :)  Have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Wow, check out the candy giveaway at the craftbarn.blogspot!  Lots of really nice crafting stuff for someone to win...Good Luck!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Next stop.....FALL!

Well I knew it was coming and it is almost here!  Tonight was open house at school and next week the fun begins.  I can't believe my middle one will be a senior this year and my baby is going into the 7th grade.  Boy, do I fell old tonight. :)  Knowing that fall is just around the corner I have tried to get started on some fall cards ( Halloween and Thanksgiving too!)  I know when marching band get into full swing I will lose more of my craft time and so I better get busy.  I hope everyone with school age kids are ready for the rollercoaster and that they all have a great year. Take care and have a great weekend!!! Blessings

Monday, August 6, 2012

Long time no see!!

Gee.....I can't believe how long it has been since I posted anything.  The second half of the school year was just wide open and it seemed I could not find time to get hardly any craft time in.  I struggled just getting cards made for the everyday things I needed and that left no time to join any type of challenges.  I missed doing challenges because I always find them fun and they push me to try different things! I have really struggled with finding my muse lately and even this summer with being out of school, I have done very little craft time. :(  I keep hoping that things will come together and I will get back in the swing of things.  I have tried to keep up with the fun things that have been going on in the crafting world and I am always amazed at the beautiful cards and neat ideas that everyone come up with.  I hope to get back into a regular craft time and try some of the new ideas I have been seeing.  I do have a few new cards that I will be posting and I hope to start back into some of the wonderful challenges that are out there.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!  Blessings to all.