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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You know I don't post like I should, and the holidays have not been an exception. This holiday inparticular was very hard on my family. My whole world was turned upside down, and as of now it hasn't gotten better. As I type, my eyes are filling with tears...that seems like the norm too. Two very special people in my life are no longer here with me. My husband's grandmother passed away Dec 17. She was so sweet, funny, and full of life. She loved those great-grandbabies more than anything else. Dec 18th my Dad decided it was time to go be with the Lord as well. He too loved those grandbabies....that is what kept him going all these years. I love my Daddy so much!!!! I know he is in a much better place with no pain and suffering....I do know that, but my heart is having a hard time. I miss him terribly, and I miss Great Granny. So this Christmas is one that was very somber, emotional, and full of tears of joy and tears of sorrow. I loved everything about my dad....especially the way he took care of me and my family!!

Ok, so I have to stop or my keyboard will short out from all the tears! LOL! You know if I didn't have bad luck, I'm not sure I would have any at all. I am usually a very positive person, but right now it's hard to be. We have to have a heating and air unit, my husband jeep died...and it's not coming back, and my main mode of transportation is in the shop getting some pricey repairs. UGH!! Ready for life to get back on track, and this is just the beginning of the year!

Here's a pic of me and my Dad last year on vacation. Anna Grace wanted to go to Mountain Rushmore....and my mom wanted to take them somewhere that they would remember that Granny Jo and Pa Ronnie took them. This was taken at Jackson Hole, WY.

I LOVE giveaways

So I have been blog surfing the last day or so. There are some fabulous crafty blogs out there.....possibilities are endless!!! I just wish I could tear myself away from my computer long enough to clean the house so I can craft!! Oh well, the cleaning can wait.....dust will always be there and it seems like the toys mulitply if you put them away!

Anyway, as I was surfing I came across a great giveaway and would love to win......trying to positive here! Here's the link......

Win a free Silhouette Machine Valued at $395. @iheartnaptime


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Album workshop

This is the album workshop I am having on Nov 5 at 6:30. The cost is $ will receive a complete Level 2 (enough paper to complete the album and then choose the paper pack!!), the album, and embellishments. Mine isn't completely finished, but you get the idea!! It will be finished by class time!! Hope everyone can attend!!!

You can see the front and back are still not complete along with the journaling. I need a title too.

Middle pages (waiting on 6x6 pic and other embellies)

2nd set of Middle pages (going to add some more embellishments)
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Crafty projects

Just a few items for a craft fair.

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This is my birthday present from a dear friend....a fabulous fall photo session!! I love how they turned out. I just love my little family. We had so much fun!!
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This is another workshop card using A Timber and Mistletoe!
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This is one of the cards I did at my last workshop. Love it.

The green paper is actually copy paper. I rubbed my ink pad over it front and back and then stamped Noted backgrounds in chocolate while still wet. The side you see is the back of the copy paper. Then I inked the leaves and distressed with chocolate. The leaves are from Many Thanks.

This is going for a challenge at the Heart 2 Heart blog.....hope I make the's 9:56pm my time!! Deadline is 10pm!!!
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