Thursday, September 30, 2010

I am still here

It has been awhile since I have posted anything. I've been busy with my new job and getting used to working again! It is going good. I like it so far. But, man I need some new shoes, my feet hurt really bad when I get home. I have a wedding on Saturday and I am making an etched frame for the couple. I will post it when it is done. I am also working on my Christmas presents for my kids and grandkids. I obviously can't post any of them yet. Oh, maybe I will, I don't think any of my kids visit here anyway. So check back next week, I'll have some new projects up!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ANOTHER wreath!!!

OK, can you tell that I am really getting into making these?The first one I made last spring was inspired by Kathy from Paper Phenomenon. She made a gorgeous St. Patricks Day wreath with a cut file. So I made one for Easter, Spring, 4th of July and now we are into fall. This one is different. Not made entirly of paper but I think it turned out very nice. I gave this one to my friend Lisa and she loved it!

 This one is made with things I bought at the Dollar Tree (gotta love that place!) The wreath, the fabric leaves and the ribbon were all $1 items!

what to do with all the cards

I went to see my grandma in the nursing home on Monday. She plays BINGO there. They get tickets for each bingo they get. Each ticket is worth 10 cents. They don't have very good prizes that she likes and I am sure the others feel the same way. My grandma is getting quite a colection of beanie babies she buys with her tickets. Anyway, I had a thought. How about I give them some of my cards for BINGO prizes? So, today, I am taking up some Halloween cards. Maybe next week I'll do some all occasion cards. I hope they will like them. You know how old ladies like to send cards and letters! Oh, and yesterday at work at Hobby Lobby, we were unwrapping some ornaments to put out on display and I scored these wonderful bags that they came in. Perfect size for an A2 card!!! Anyway, here is a pic of the Halloween cards. More to come next week!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Great time was had by all!

Dan and I with all our grandkids!!!
We all had such a wonderful time at our party Saturday. Our immediate family was all here: 6 adult kids and 2 spouses, 6 grandkids and 4 step grandkids. It was definitely a full house! ( and campers and tents ) Lots of great food and wonderful conversation.
Here are just a few of the 50some pictures I took.

Danie and Lucas


Lucas, Parker and Emma

Lucas the fireman!

Brady the daredevil!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another gift for Saturday.

I have a friend who is having a birthday today. She will be coming to the party on Saturday so I made a gift for her.

I hope she likes it. I think it turned out cute!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween card

I get bats in my house. They gross me out and scare the dickens out of me. My grand daughter Sadie was here when we had a visitor one night. She was totally FREAKED out. I always tease her about it and I made this Halloween card for her

Monday, September 13, 2010

another gift for my daughters birthday

This is another gift for my daughter. The last few years, all my gifts have been hand crafted. One year, I made quilts for all the grandkids. Then, the next year, quilts for all 6 kids. This year, I am making a quilt for my dad and everything else will be paper crafts of some sort. This is another gift for my daughter on Saturday.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I have a follower!!!!!!

Wow, I am so surprised. I haven't told ANYONE that I started a blog and I have a follower and comments!! Guess I better get busy posting some projects, huh? Today I made a small notebook for my daughter. It is to list all her user names and passwords in. Sometimes it is easy to get confused and forget them. Anyway, we are having a birthday/ tumor free party for her next Saturday. (she has cancer and her last scan showed no tumors!!!!!!!! The kind she has is pretty bad, it will probably come back so all we can do now is pray and celebrate the good news!)
Anyway, here is the book. I was working on a couple of other things but I'll post them another time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11 card

I made this card for a challenge on My Pink Stamper. She challenged us to make something for all the people who serve us. And to remember them on this historic day. I threw this together pretty quickly and I want to send it to a soldier.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I got a new job!!

I got a job today.-at Hobby Lobby- My favorite store! I am so excited but I wonder how much of my paycheck will be left there! I am nervous too! I am sure it will be fine. I hope they put me in the scrapbook department! Or fabric! Well, I will find out on Monday!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birthday card for my dad

I saw this stamp when Dawn made a card with it on Dawn's Stampin Thoughts and I knew it would be perfect for my Dad. The stamp is from My Pink Stamper-Family and Friends set. I haven't done anything to the inside yet. I like it. Kourtney thought it was cool. Hopefully Dad will like it!