Sunday, December 30, 2007

Beautiful Girls!

I made this canvas wall hanging for my brother-in-law Russell and sister-in-law Tracy for Christmas. Their daughters' beauty made this a pretty easy win-win project! I used 5"x7" canvas (2) which I painted with acrylics and distressed with antiquing inks. To this I stamped designs using versamark ink then embossed with copper embossing powder. I did their initials with chipboard which I also embossed. I found a beautiful copper hinge to connect the 2 pictures and used ribbon to hang it from. I am so glad that they loved it! But like I said, what's not to love when you look at those beautiful faces!!!

Happy New Year 2008!

I made this cute little chipboard calendar to sit on my daughter Ericas'desk at work. I saw this really cool tutorial on Splitcoast by Beate (she rocks with tutorials!) so I had to try it out. I basically used (2) pieces of 4" by 4" chipboard which I covered with designer paper (both sides). Then I printed out a little calendar (2&3/4" square) from a place online. This I mounted to 2 pieces of cardstock each a little bit bigger than the last. I used brads to hold the calendar and cardstock together, then mounted all to one of the pieces of covered chipboard. I used the other piece of chipboard to place a family pic that we just had done and a little word embellishment and then used my crop-adile to punch holes in both pieces of chipboard, add ribbon, and voila! If you need further info on how make one of your own, please e-mail me and I would be happy to share!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We will be making a new start to our new year and are quite excited to be returning home to our family and friends..."There's no place like home" is really very true to two boys who are very much missing their home in WNY!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Joy to the World!

It is only five days until Christmas, and I don't think everything will be ready! I am working everyday up until Christmas day, so it doesn't leave a lot of time to finish things at home... But; you know what? It doesn't really matter if everything is just perfect(or at least how I think it should be). The important thing about this holiday is the birth of Jesus and how we can celebrate Him! So... I am ready!
On a lighter note, check out my grandson August wearing Jim's clothes hamper on his head! Boy did we ever have fun with him! Family makes every day a holiday!
Sorry, I haven't posted any cards, etc lately but everything that I have been doing these last few weeks are xmas presents and I don't want anyone to see them on here before they open them up on Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Hi to all,
I just got back from the post office where I mailed all my cards and packages! Thank goodness that is done... Now I just have to finish up the gifts for home and do my baking. I already had made peanut butter fudge, but... it was found by my family and is now non existent! At least I know they love it! I guess I will have to make another batch! Here are some of the different cards that I made to send to friends and family. One of them might be yours! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Isabella's Birthday

Isabella, my granddaughter turned 6 today! It seems like it was only last year that she was born! I really don't know how time can slip away from us so quickly... Now she has a younger brother who will turn 3 at the end of this month!! Isabella had a birthday party at school for all her classmates today. Her Dad brought in pizza, soda, and cupcakes for everyone! Then Bella passed out the goodie bags. Can you remember getting those goodie bags at parties when you were younger? I used to look forward to them because coming from a large family didn't leave any room for "extras" when I was growing up. Goodie bags were a special treat with me savoring each treat for days... That's kind of how I think of every one of my days as I get older. I savor each day and am thankful for all that I have and for every day that I can share with those I love! How about you?

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