Friday, December 31, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I received this blogger award from Sharon Basel.  She is on the Design Team with me over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I have loved Sharon's style from the moment I saw her first card. She does beautiful work and is an amazing artist.  Thank you Sharon, for giving me this award.   

One of the things that I am suppose to do is to name eight things about myself.

1. I work full time as the Business Operations Manager for a In-home Care Agency for the elderly.
2. I have four wonderful children.  Three girls and one boy. 
3. I have (9) grandchildren  and (1) great grandson.  (I am not as old as that makes me sound!)
My grand-children are the delight of my life.  And I love every moment I that I am around them. 
4.  Married for 41 years.....not too bad.  Many people don't make it that long. 
5.  I have three brothers and 2 sisters.  My sisters are my best friends!!!
6.  I don't have any pets.  I couldn't stand leaving them home alone. 
7.  I love all kinds of crafts.  My passion is making wedding cakes.  You can see some of them on my blog.  I make quilts, jewelry and anything else I can dabble in. 
8.  I enjoy swimming and walking.  I use to be a jogger and have won a few races in the past.

Thats about for the fun part.

I want to pass along this blog award to:

San (Cherry Pickins)
The rules for receiving this award are:
Thank and link back to the person who sent this award to you.
Share 8 things about yourself
Pass this award on to 8 bloggers
Contact those bloggers and tell them you sent them this award.

Thank you for visiting my blog. 


Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Good morning everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I spent Christmas with my children and grand-children.  Most of them anyway.  We had a wonderful week together.  I also had a wonderful suprise from one of my blog friends and former DT member...."Terry".  She sent me the sweetest Christmas card.   It brought tears to my eyes to know that she would remember me and remember what took past last year at this time.  "A great big hug to my sweet friend".  I really appreciate all of my blog friends and DT members.  Each one of you have brought a ray of sunshine in my life this year and it has meant so much to me.  It has really been a difficult year for me and I hope that next year will be a little better.  It is such a joy to be able to share our talents together and our joys and sorrows.  
I want to wish each one of you a blessed New Year.  

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over.   I would love to have things slow down just a little bit.  Have you set a New Years Resolution....??? I haven't even thought about it yet.  If you have, leave me a comment.  I would love to know what it is. 
Now, for our fabulous sketch Arlana has designed for us over at

 Our sponsor is Jodi at BUGABOO.  Jodi is continuiously making new images.  She has such a wonderful imagination.  I am in awe each time I visit her store. 
She is offering seven (7) digi stamps to the Grand prize winner this week.  I hope you will stop on by  and join in the fun...
We love to see your creations. 

You can find this adorable image here.
AKVWinter Sled

Paper: Stampin Up and DCWV.
Copics: E00, E33, C3, C1, C7, YR14, YG03 and R27
Image: Bugaboo (AKVWinter Sled)
Sizzix Snowflake Embossing folder 
Snowmen ribbon
Martha Stewart Punch 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments!  Happy New Year!!! 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 81 and Fresh Brewed Designs

Well, it it is getting down to the wire... I hope you are ready for the big day.
I think I am finally going to make it.  I got the last of the gifts tonight.  And, most of my family is here. I am so happy that most of them are able to be with me this year.   
I want to wish all of you a joyous Christmas with your family and friends. 

It will be a busy week and I hope you will have time to stop by and join us at
Our sponsor this week is HEATHER from

Heather is offering the Grand prize winner of this challenge three (3) digis.
And, here is another great sketch from Arlana.

This image is called:
"Cookies & Milk Snow Buddy"

and this image is:
"Santa Snow Buddy"

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 80 and Digi Stamp Boutique

Wow, can you believe it is Wednesday again.  Where did this last week go to?  I feel like I am on a roller coaster ride trying to get everything ready for Christmas.  I hate to say it, but I don't even have my Christmas tree decorated yet, or my baking done for that matter.  I am so envious of Arlana.  Isn't her tree just beautiful?
We have another great challenge this week over at
And, our Design Team has created some gorgeous cards.  I hope you will join us this week.  We look so forward to seeing your beautiful creations.  
Our sponsor is Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique
Sally Ann is one of our monthly sponsors.  We really appreciate her kindness and support. 
This month Sally Ann is offering our GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  six (6) free digital images. 
Sally Ann has some of the cutest images.  It is hard to just pick one.  I hope you will visit her store and see what she has available.  Believe me, you won't be disappointed. 

This week for my card I decided to make a "get well" card.  I had such a hard month in November being sick with the flu and a really bad cold, along with many of my co-workers. So I thought I should make up some get well cards.  I seem to be needing them lately. 
I hope all of you are keeping well in your part of the world because the stuff that is going around right now is not fun to get. 
Arlana has created another wonderful sketch for us this week.   

The image I have used this week is called:

The supplies I have used are:
Paper: Stampin Up and Debbie Mumm's
Copics:  R00, B000, Y15, E00, E13, E09, YR00, BG10, RV42 and E93.
Ribbon and lace trim
Sentiment from Stampin Up "Mini Mates" 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate and look forward to your comments!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 79 and Tiddlyinks

Good morning Sweet Sketch Wednesday Followers... We have another great week upon us and another wonderful sponsor. Our sponsor this week is
You won't be disappointed with these wonderful images. So, run on over and check them out. They have some amazing image to choose from.
Our sponsor is offering a $10.00 gift certificate to the winner of our GRAND PRIZE.
I hope you will take the time to enter a card.
And, Arlana has another wonderful sketch to follow.

Speaking of Arlana, did you know she just had a birthday!!!!

Yes, she did. So, here is a Great Big Birthday Wish for my wonderful sister!!!

For my card this week I have used "Christmas Joy" and you can find this sweet image here.

And for my second card: "Frosty"

and you can find it here.

Paper: Stampin Up, Color Box (Gift Box Project Pack) and DCWV.
Copics: (Christmas Joy) E00, Y15, E31, E33, E13, B000, YR00, YG03 and R27.
(Frosty) R27, B000
Scribbles and stickles
Tree Brad, Ribbon and snowflake
Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 78 and Di's Digi Downloads

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had such a wonderful time with my family the past couple of weeks. It was great to have them home and to visit them.
We have a fabulous sponsor this week over at
Diane is offering (5) five digi's to the Grand Prize winner this week. Diane's images are awesome!!! You won't want to miss out on this challenge. So, hurry on over and join us!

I had such a hard time picking an image this week so I asked for two. Diane was very gracious and let me have both. The first image is called: "Teds Christmas Basket."
Isn't this just the cutest image ever! Your will finds it here.

This image is called: "The Carol-Singin Crew"
And, you can find it here.

Teds Christmas Basket: Stampin Up, DCWV and Brazzle.
Copics: Y15, E13, R27, G28, E31, E04, R29, YG06, YR00 and YR14
Martha Stewert border punch. Stickles and ribbon
The Carole-Singin Crew: papers- Stampin Up, DCWV and Brazzle.
Copics: C3, C1, C7, YR14, YR00, E13, E31, R27, YG03, G24, YG11, R02, E33, B95, BG10, B000 and R35.
Snowflakes and Martha Stewert Border punch. Ribbon
Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 77 and BUGABOO

Hi everyone!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week. It is that time again!!!
I have had such a busy week..I just got back from visiting my daughter and her new baby. I had such a nice visit. Now I am playing catchup at work trying to get things done before the holiday.
I hope all of you have a wonderful time with your family and friend this Thanksgiving. I realize this is an American holiday but we can all be grateful and thankful for the wonderful blessings that we have.

Our sponsor this week is:

Jodi is offering (7) seven digis to the lucky grand prize winner.

The image I have used this week is called: AKVNAT Mary Joseph
and you can find this adorable image here.
Paper: Stampin Up, DCWV and paper from my stash.
Promakers: Pear Green and Sun Kissed Pink
Copics: E13, E00, Y15, RV42 and E31
Stampin Up pastels
Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Another great week is upon us and it is

Our sponsor is: SALLY ANN


Sally Ann is offering

(6) six digi's to the Grand Prize winner this week.

How awesome is that!!

So, hurry on over and see the wonderful cards the DT have created for you! They are gorgeous this week!!

And, here is the fun sketch that Arlana has for us to work with. It isn't as challenging as it looks....Have fun creating!!!

My image is called: "Coco and Presents"
You can find it here.

Paper: Stampin Up and DCWV and paper from my stash.
Copics: E13, E33, E31, B000, YG06. YG11, R35 and RV42
EK Success snowflake punch.
and ribbon
Snowflake emblishment from Jenny (Papermania Elements)
Oval Nestibilites


Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope you enjoyed my creation this week!
I appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


It has been a beautiful week once again in my part of the world. It has been in the perfect 70's...Can't ask for anything better than that in November. We haven't even had to wear jackets. I am sure that winter is just around the corner but for the time being, I will enjoy every minute of this beautiful weather.
Well, are you ready for SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY ? It is that time again and Arlana has another wonderful sketch for us this week. And, Our Design Team has designed some wonderful cards for you. I hope you will stop on by and see what we have cooked up.
Our sponsor is: Melissa


Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

The Grand Prize winner will receive four (4) digis of your choice.

The first image I have used this week is:

"MDsunflower buddies"

I found these darling freebies over at Paper Craft Planet.

The first one is the: "PCP100 member Freebie"

And this one is "Mejen's 200 member freebie".
I have popped this little guy with his dog to give it some dimension.

Well, I hope your enjoy my creations this week. I have used Stampin Up, Paper Pizazz, Cosmo Cricket and Hot off the Press paper. I have used copics: YG06, YR14, R02 and Y15, RV13, RV32, Y08, YR23, YR14, E33, E93, Y17, E00 and R29. I used gingham ribbon and paper flowers. For the boy and dog card I used Growgrain ribbon and ball emblishments. And for the little bear, I used ribbon from my stash and flowers from Eye-Lets Etc.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments!

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