Friday, April 24, 2009

"I simply remember my favorite things"

I simply remember my favorite things . . . . . .And then I don't feel so bad

And now I can not get that song out of my head. My DH will probably nudge me in the middle of the night, and say stop singing in your sleep.

Pat's challenge was to do use your favorite technique, or show a new or old favorite layout or card, use a favorite stamp, or something to do with FAVORITE. I did an altered frame. Altering is my favorite thing to do, but the FAVORITE thing about my entry is knowing this is going to make someone smile. Just recently I have reconnected with a woman that I went all 12 grades of school with. It has been so much fun, remembering, and finding out about our lives now. I found this picture recently and had it laying on my desk, and attached Pam a scanned copy of it in a recent email. The clarity of it was really bad, and she could not really see the people in it very well. When Pat mentioned favorite for the challenge, I knew right away this is what I would do. This fills the challenge in several ways. Like I said, it will make someone smile, and another of my favorite things to do, is to go back in time through pictures. Pam is the little cute girl on the second row, 2nd from the right. We were around 8 years old at the time. I put the picture in a little frame that has magnetic strip on the back, then added a few embellishments. Thanks for spending a little time looking today.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I think this shrub is a beauty when it is in full bloom like it is now. It is an older shrub, that has been here at my house for at least 22 years. But it is a lot older then that. My house is over 80 years old, and I am fortunate to still have the old heirloom bushes and plants, that the original owners planted when they built the house. I did lose my Lilac bush last year, because of the drought. I loved that one, it smelled so much sweeter and stronger, then the ones now do. I do so love these old timey bushes and shrubs. But I have a problem I have no ideal what the name of this white blooming shrub is. Can anyone help me?
This next picture is of a Sweet Bubby Bush. If you have never smelled the blooms of this, then you are in for a wonderful surprise. This is also known as Carolina Allspice. My grandmother said that she would pick the blooms and put them in a handkerchief or up the sleeve of her blouse.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Get Well

My Mom isn't very well right now and is in the hospital, so I got up with the birds this morning, and made her this card to take with me when I go see her today. My husband had to get up at 4 to go fishing, and since I get up at 5 anyway, I just got up and made this card for my mother, and will use it for Pat's Challenge. Her challenge was to use vellum on the card. I used the Sizzix Garden Wall folder in my Spellbinder Wizard to emboss the vellum. The base card was BasicGrey Exposure. The flower embellishments are by Special Moments. The corners are Martha Stewart. Thanks for letting me share, and remember my Mom in your prayers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can you believe it is Wednesday already

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Another holiday come and gone. Time is passing by so fast, they are running together it seems. I haven't been too creative the last couple of days, so I thought I would share with you some other things I made for Easter. I do need to get started on Pat's challenge, Friday will be here before we know it.
This first picture is of a little basket I put together for my table. I made the chicks and eggs with candy molds. How cute is that grass. It is edible. What will they think of next? The next one is Madison's Easter basket, and the next one was for my older granddaughter. The flower was cut with my Cricut. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Icing on the Cake

The following picture was taken at 7:40 AM Easter Morning
This next picture was taken at 7:50 AM Easter Morning.
Remember Carolyn's whose birthday was last week. Well, she called me at 7:30 this morning. She had a little something to give me. She had made my DH and me this 3 layer cake for our Wedding anniversary. She wanted to give it to me early in case I wanted to take it to our family dinner today. Well I had not eaten breakfast yet, so this is what happened. I had me a slice cut and my coffee poured before she even got out of the driveway. It was delicious with my morning coffee. Her husband had left their house going fishing at 4:30 AM, so she stayed up and made this. The cake was perfect. It was so moist. But the card she wrote was the best. Inside it said Allan (my husband ) was as sweet as the cake, but that he was so much better with Shelia , "THE ICING" . Now wasn't that so sweet. What a neat Anniversary saying. See I told you last week what a great FRIEND, Carolyn is.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Boy am I glad I'm finished with this one. For some reason, this week, I thought our Saturday Night Challenges were due on Saturday. But I got them done in plenty of time today since I had the day off from work. Pat has had these challenges going on for over a year, I don't know what made me think I had till tomorrow night. It must be all the chocolate marshmallow bunnies I've been eating, it's clogging up my brain cells. This weeks challenge was to make a treat holder. Yes A treat holder. Key word there is, A, not 30. This time blame the marshmallow peeps. And, yes I do have sugar crumbs on my face and lips.

I used the Cricut, School Book cartridge to cut all of these little bags out. I have the original Cricut, so the largest it would cut them is 5 1/2''. I assembled them using glue dots, and embellished them with all kinds of things. I used some children's foam cutouts, made some flowers, used primas, and ribbon. Everyone is different. Twenty of these, I will take to my Family's Easter dinner. There will be enough for everyone. They are filled with all the good stuff that is available only at Easter. Others I am putting in little plastic bags and making toppers for them, and distributing them to the paper carrier, postman, and some other little kids I know. (A couple of them are missing the mini snickers)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Can't take the credit

If you ever read the comment section of my blog, you will see the name Karen pop up all the time. Karen is a very faithful follower. And she is so nice to always leave a comment. Karen stood up with me at my little marriage ceremony years ago. Her daughter Alexia and my granddaughter are just a few months different in age. So you can tell she is much younger then me. Karen finally took the leap. She bought a scrapbook kit. She told me the name, and I have forgotten it, but this the result of being bit by the bug called "Scrap booking" She asked me to post this for her. Maybe I can talk her into a blog, also ;) She would love to hear your comments on this her first scrap page. Please critique it for her. You can leave her comments here on my blog for her. Thanks for doing this for her.

I love how she had Lexie sitting in the sand. You can tell by the date, that this beautiful little girl is now a beautiful young lady.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Someone's Special Day

And that person happens to be my friend, CAROLYN. To meet Carolyn is to love her. She's one of those very special people. Our friendship was almost doomed before we even met, which was 20 some years ago.

I am younger then my husband by 8 years, so Carolyn's husband told her that Allan had him a "young thing". Her husband really built it up like I was really something. So my friend Carolyn decided right then and there she didn't think she would like me. It was her husbands fault because he kept egging it on. We finally met and she saw right away, I wasn't anything like her husband led her to believe. You see I am basically a wall flower when you get me in a group of people I don't know. It didn't take us long though to become instant friends. She saw potential in me. *wink* Thanks Carolyn for letting me pick on you today. Here is your card that is not in the mail yet. :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Flossie Mae

For you folks that may be new to my blog, Flossie Mae is a kitten that I brought home with me from work, under the hood of my car. And in the beginning, I named it Ozzie, because I thought it was a little boy. So Ozzie turned into Flossie Mae really fast. You can see the very first pictures of Flossie Mae here. We estimate her at being about 9 or 10 months old now.

Pat's challenge this week at Southern Breezes was paper piecing. Does 1, yes, I said 1, little paper piece qualify? The piecing on the card, is the little bunny mask. I stamped it 2 times, and cut out the little bunny face out of one of them and adhered it to the other stamped image with a little dimensional foam dot. I just used sharpies to add a little color to the image.

This cute little stamp is from Rubberhedgehog stamps. She really has some cute ones, if you enjoy animal stamps. Well, now to get to the purpose of this post:

Flossie Mae, wishes all of you, HAPPY EASTER.

Hasn't this little gal grown since the first pictures were taken?