Tuesday, March 26, 2013


       Hi there , so  what are you all doing  to welcome spring ?   If  you are in  the  midwest, or a little more west  or  south  or  east  or  north   lol ...
 Well I bet you are  hoping this white stuff melts  quickly  and  stays  away  for  about 8 or 9 months...
  I love SNOW...it is so pretty  A true  piece of God's art...
     But I am told Spring is here, I wonder if the EASTER BUNNY  will be hiding  eggs in the snow   lol

    I  am blessed with so many special people in my  life, some  friends, some special  friends and some  just great  people in business. As I have been remembered  by a few  this  month,  I wanted to see if I could  get some  creative  juices  flowing   to say thank you ...

    The first card is  with an  image  from a  super  guy,   yep  he is one of those great  friends..  This image was perfect  to use  for a sweet  lady,  that does my taxes.   I thought it was cute to represent  her  this time of  year...   BUSY  BUSY
I   just  used  some colorful dp, basic  matting  and  a bit of coloring  with pencils...

   Now # 2  was  for  a gentleman  I know  from  the banking business, so I wanted to be a bit more professional...  not sure red  is professional,  but I liked it   : )

This  is cased  from a similar card  my niece  made me a few years ago...  Some ideas are  just too good  not  to  use ...  : )

And #3  is  Springy...  I did  this at a class,  and  have been holding on to it  for  just the right time and person... So  my  special friend  that is always with  me  in  heart, spirit  and prayer every day   will be receiving this in just a few days...Sometimes  these two little words are  just not enough...

I love the colors, and  the  extra detail was so much fun...using a piece of acetate was  cool,    just one of those cards I  felt good about...  I used background stamping,  a blender pen to color the water , some  patterned dp, ticket corner punch, and fun  paper clips  ...added bling  and ribbon

     Thanks  for stopping  in.  I hope  you get to enjoy some amazing spring like weather real soon...
As always, SMILE and share some  kindness today...

See you soon...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time for a SHOWER

  Hello,  how are  you doing today ?  I am trying to find some sun shine  on this  nasty day .
 It  is  so   rainy  and dreary  !    I guess the good of it  is  at least  the temperature was near 50, but it still felt so chilly .

   My daughters and I are  going to a WEDDING SHOWER  tomorrow. The bride to be is  a beautiful  young lady,  and so full of  happiness and joy,   it just  bubbles  out of  her..
 My daughter Krista is  doing the cake , so I offered to make the card  . ~OH SILLY ME ~   lol
I will post a picture of the cake  as soon as I have one...
    Keep in mind  I am just  not  much in the creative  mode,  every time I think I am, whew, it flies out the window again .  I wanted to try  for something  frilly, and  pretty..    hmmm       that did not happen at all . But I did come up with something a bit  more simple,  maybe  more modern, or  non traditional .

     Her colors  are pale yellow and  a form of purple, so I went with the yellow.~ barely banana  to be  exact
  I used an  old set  called CELEBRATION  and added  a touch of  a embossed  partial layer , trimmed in ribbon ;  then  just simple mounting, rounded corners,  a  touch of bling to  give  the flowers  dimension  and
a white  opague gel pen  for the rain drops
  and   here  you have it . : )
Simple as always,  I did not have stamps appropriate  for a shower, but I thought these words were  very appropriate to start a marriage

Thanks for stopping  by,  glad I had the  hot water ready for tea... and  the banana bread  sliced and ready to serve : )

Til next time, smile  and  enjoy  each day

Ok as I  promised,  here is the picture of the  cake...  I think it is so pretty,  but the best part is...it tastes  as good as it looks   : )

So  thanks again  for stopping by...
I hear  warmer  temps are on the way... hope we can  enjoy some  time on the  front porch soon   : )
Have a  great week ...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March Winds

Hello. how are all of  you? Well February was  rough here, weather and  other forces... Sorry I did not get back...It seemed I was  blocked out of my blog  due to  email account issues, can you believe it???
I may need  to  make some changes,  but if I do  please know I will  definitely  let  you all know

I am considering a new blog with pictures  of  just daily  life,  I know my life is  busy enough to keep that one  updated   lol  : )    And  maybe try a different  attitude at the  crafting one ...

Today  is only  share pictures  day  ...We are in March   with  more snow   falling.  I for one am really hoping to see signs of SPRING soon .. you know, sun shine, pretty flowers  all in colorful bloom   Children playing outside , watching my critters  run and play   and  oh and the fields getting planted, one cannot leave that out when she lives in the midst of farm land

So  here are some pictures  from yesterday  in our latest  winter  mix    creating  another winter storm

 The first two are  early morning  hours  of the  misty  heavy  wet  mix if rain, ice and snow

And the next two  are about  mid day, still heavy in the air  and  vision ability still not  much

   And the  last two are so clear  in late afternoon as the storm has moved on , leaving us with the beauty of fresh fallen snow, all white and    peaceful 
So, this is  just a look at  winter in the midwest,  yes even in March
I remember  at least one EASTER EGG HUNT in the snow  : )

But I really wonder if this day of this storm if it was not a lesson...Wait  and be patient,
 it will become  clear : )

I need to play with some St Patty's Day  pieces,  tho I do not think I know  any one  that is  Irish...hmmm

So  I will TRY  to  come share if I get creative...

As always  thanks for stopping  by...
I know it is too cold and windy to sit on my porch...so come on in,
 we can have  coffee, tea  or  hot cocoa...
 Today  banana bread is on the menu  too  : )
 Well if I go get  busy it will be

Stay warm, stay  safe
Smile  and  be kind to someone today