Monday, April 30, 2012

A few pictures from our recent trip with Dahlia to meet  up with relatives in St. Louis. It's her first visit and chance to meet cousin Layla!
My son Steve with Dahlia and Layla.  They LOVED to scream together.  I think they had a ball!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

April Beccy's Place Challenge

Here's the card I made for the April Challenge at Beccy's Place .  She requested we use Chocolate colored papers, trim and embelishments. and I could not resist using these Chocolate covered Strawberries! Yummy!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Market Street Stamp Block Party

Here's a card I made today for the Market Street Stamps Block Party!  Cute little dress image - which was free!

This is the time of year my Mom always started hanging things on the line outside again, so I just went with the flow!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scrapinit Discoveries

There is a another weekly contest over at and Einat wants people to write a post about something they "discover" in the second half of life, and my comment is that I think everyone wishes they had the knowledge they've obtained lasting that long, but wish they were teenagers again!  I do! I've discovered that if I could do it again, Oh the things I'd change.  By the ton!  And probably not what most people would think.  I think I did the major things right, but my life could have used some tweeking!  Do you agree?  If so, join in!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hubby has retired!

I have a non-crafty blog today.  My husband has retired from his job at the newspaper after 38 years!  He was offered a buy-out and it was too good to pass up. That industry is failing more and more every day and although he's not quite old enough for Social Security, it was time.  The stress in the past few years were starting to affect him a little, and even though he absolutely loved his job  -  He's really happy now!

So, we'll see how things go.  He's already trying to get me out of my craft room.  And sometimes that could be a good thing, but not always!  And he is already planning to get me to de-clutter the whole house, and especially my craft room - Mercy Me!  I'm resisting like crazy.  But then again, I could use the help!

Hang in there with us, and I'll be sure to let you know as things progress (or regress, I'm not sure which).

Monday, April 16, 2012

new punch I won

Here's a card I made today, using a new punch I just won.  It's fab.  I love it already. And so useful!  I won several others things, but you'll just have to wait and see for those!  This is a card for my little Dahlia's mama who has a birthday coming up real soon, and she loves elephants - so how fitting!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here's a new card I made for a friend of my older brother - who sometimes has been like a brother to me. I think he'll like the humor - about me always being younger!  I really love this image by Mo - I've used it for so many different things!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Scrappy Chick has some goodies

The Scrappy Chick has some goodies up for grabs for some of her followers, and I'm one who hopes to win!  Some paper, stencils, gift certificate and some stamps - Goodies! for 4 winners.  Worth to trip to her blog to find out how to enter.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Here's my card for the new Challenge over at Digi Darla's.  This one is called, "Festive Flowers" and I found a cute little image for that.  My girlfriend Laura has several gardens, and although a lot of it is produce, she does have flowers too!  And my flower beds have all just been redone (by someone else I may add!) and ready for new plants.  I can hardly wait to get it set up with new stuff.