Sunday, August 25, 2013

Getting Ready

In a couple of weeks, I am hosting a baby shower for my Granddaughter.  In October she will be adding a little girl to her family.  You that follow me, know that she has a little boy, named Wyatt. Wyatt will be 17 months old when his little sister is born.  I think this makes her a perfect little family. 
Here are a couple of things I have made for the shower, and if course I had to make a little card.  I have been working on the baby blanket for awhile. I just have to finish the border on one side and I will be finished.  We are using, pink, peach and purple as the color scheme.  I think they look so pretty together.  Still have some favors, decorations and food to plan. But I enjoy doing these things for Amber and Matt so very much.

As always thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


But then I know most of the country is now suffering under a heat wave.  Guess that means it is a good time to stay inside and play with all the pretty papers and stuff. But, I haven't been able to get a lot done, because the garden is calling my name now.  Pat at One Little Spark the Shop has came up with the perfect solution for me, since I haven't had enough time to be creative on my on.  She has a Kit of The Month, that allows me to paste and glue and stuff without it taking too much time, but still I get the joy of creating.  Here is what July's kit was all about. A pretty little mermaid for me to color and then assemble easily with everything I need to make this cute little card. I didn't have to go hunting for dimensionals or string or scissors or anything. It was all included. The card and paper already cut to size and stamped.  It made it so easy for me to get a card out to a friend that needed to be put in the mail this morning.  Now to go make me a tomato sandwich with fresh tomatoes out of my garden.  Yum Yum.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

2 Months

It has been 2 months since posting, a lot of birthdays, and celebrations have occurred.  My beautiful sweet mother celebrated her 90th birthday in June.  My husband celebrated his 70th, my little great-grandson celebrated his 1st.  A lot of milestones this year. 

My friend, Pat, at One Little Spark The Shop, is now carrying Becky Higgins, Project Life products.  I chose the "Baby Edition for Him".  I just love the little coordinating cards and papers included in this set. I wanted to chronicle little Wyatt's 1st Year.  I stayed up last night till 2 playing with all the pretty little papers, and picking out and printing my favorite pictures to use.  I did not realize it was that late, I was having such a good time.  This old body feels it this morning though.  I hope that Little Wyatt someday will enjoy sitting down with me and going through this album page by page, and me filling in all the answers to his questions about when he was "little".  I thought that for him that I should start at the beginning, sharing pictures of his Mother (my granddaughter) and her Husband and their wedding day.  The first page includes a picture of his mother and father's engagement and then their wedding day.  The second page has a picture of their first sonogram and his mother near the end of her pregnancy.  For this post I covered part of the picture with a post it note for privacy reasons.  I'm sure you all understand.  Pat can fix you up with one of these, she ships anywhere inside the continental US.

sorry about the bad pictures, we have had rain for 8 days and the lighting is really bad.
Here is a picture of Wyatt on his first birthday, I couldn't do a post without sharing one of him :)
Thanks for visiting today. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away

I know about July, I will be singing a different song, but it has rained for so very long, with lots of  flooding, but not as bad as in other parts of the country, so I shouldn't complain.  Our temps have even been below average for the beginning of this spring. It has been so wet, I can't even get my vegetable garden planted. 
I thought that I would just share with you tonight the Mother's Day card I finished for my Mother. I am so blessed to still have her in my life.  She will be 90 in June of this year.  Here is a picture of her and her great great-grandson when he was born in May of 2012. It is so hard to believe he will be 1 year old next week. There are 5 generations represented in this picture.

Here is the card I made for her.  The graphic came from Free Pretty Things For You.  I downloaded it, printed it out twice and trimmed around the roses on one of the prints, added them to the image with dimensionals, added Mama and added little pearls. The picture isn't the best quality but, as always thanks for visiting.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Little One

Tomorrow, my granddaughter and myself are going to a baby shower for my niece.
I needed to make a card, so I selected papers from Echo Park called "Bundle of Joy.
I got this cute little 6x6 collection from Pat at her shop, One Little Spark.  The shower invitation
had a sailboat on it and told us that it was going to be a Precious Little Boy.  Here is the little card I came up with.  I hope the mother-to-be likes it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.  The little pad of papers that I used made it so east to coordinate everything.  Thanks, Pat for shipping these to me all the way down in NC.   I saw a similar card to this online somewhere and can't remember who had posted it. Sorry to whoever it was.
And while we are talking about precious little boys, here is a recent picture of my great-grandson
he is 11 months old now, and the love of my life. (Along with the grand-daughters).

Friday, April 5, 2013

You Make Me Smile

There are so many many things that make me smile, some to the point of tears.  I am very blessed with wonderful friends and family. 

One of the things that make me smile is when my Kit of the Month arrives from One Little Spark-the-Shop.  April's card is so simple and clean. That is one thing I love on cards. Pat made this card so easy, which I need as sometimes I haven't the time to stamp my own.  It takes a lot of time to go through all the stamps and papers. Pat does all that for me.  I have a friend who is very special to me, and she will be receiving this card for no reason at all except she makes me smile.  I took the picture outside on the deck today, because it made me smile that it was warm enough to do so today, after a day yesterday of snow, sleet, and rain. 

If you would like to join Pat's Kit of the Month club, just contact her at One Little Spark-the-Shop. Pat will fix you right up. She mails and ships anywhere inside the Continental US.

Thanks for visiting today, and I am trying to do better on my posting. Thank you friends for asking me to continue. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Can you believe it has been 10 months since I posted.  In my last post. I posted a picture of my new great grandson, well he is now 10 months old. He has grown way too fast, already crawling, and pulling up and standing alone.  Where has the time gone.  Here he is with the little peep, that will go in his Easter Basket next Sunday.  It really cheeps.

 My friend, Pat at Southern Breezes and also at One Little Spark the Shop, has made it easier to get back in the swing of things.  She is now offering a kit of the month.  The first one is this cute little Easter treat box.  Of course I had to do something for the little one's first Easter. So here is a picture of what I did to the little box in this month's kit.  Again thank you Pat.

 She also cuts other little boxes and has them for sale. Oh and she ships anywhere even to the foothills of NC.  Here is what I did with a few of them, for my family on Easter day, since I am hosting the dinner this year.  Every holiday I try to do treats for my 7 year old granddaughter's school party.  This is a pic of what I came up with for that.  It is Easter trail mix, with edible grass, pretzels, sixlets, jelly beans, etc.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to start posting regularly again.