Friday, December 2, 2011


A red Nose, no I don't have a cold or allergies.

It isn't I that has a red nose. It's Rudolph. Remember last month I made little Pilgrims for Natalie to take to her Kindergarten class, so for the Christmas party this month I made Reindeer Noses. I included a red one for Rudolph. I saw different variations of this on different blogs, so I really don't know who to give credit to for the ideal. Anyway, I am a winner in little Natalie's heart. Thanks for letting me share this morning.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The answer..... Just enough for Nat's K-1 class. I made these for her to take to her class next week to hand out as a Thanksgiving treat. I found the template for these little cuties at

Laurie has other freebies that are also adorable. Please go visit with her. You will stay awhile if you do. The template is sized for the large regular size Hershey Bars. I scaled it down to fit a little .49 oz size bar. I think the teachers will thank me for that. ;) On the back I put a little sticker on it with Nat's name on it. In the picture I noticed I had some trimming to do, but you get the ideal of how cute they are. Well at least I think so. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. It in a beautiful fall day in the NC foothills. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Where has the time gone?

I know it has been about 10 weeks since I posted. I have been busy, and busy with creative things, but my camera isn't cooperating like it should, so when I would want to post, I would get discouraged with the picture. So I would just walk away. But I have some exciting news I would love to share. I guess you can tell by the picture, that someone is going to have a baby. And of course you all know it isn't me. I have crocheted these little wash cloths for the little one. Don't know whether it is a boy or girl, so have to use the variegated colors till next month. I have printed so many crochet patterns off the Internet in the last week, and have hopes of doing all these little special items. I am going to be a Great-grandmother! And you are right, I'm not old enough to be a Great-grandmother. But really I am that old. My Grand-daughter Amber that got married back in the summer, shared this great news with us. She is due early summer. Anyone that really knows me, knows that I am ecstatic about this. I am like a child, I have no patience. I want it here now!!!. But then I wouldn't have time to make all my little projects would I? You can see a picture of Amber in the post before this one. As beautiful as she is, the baby has to be something special. But then that is the grandmother in me talking. *wink*

Sunday, August 21, 2011

6 Days and counting

On August 27th, my beautiful granddaughter will marry. Happy tears flow even as I write this. It will be an outdoor wedding, and we are hoping for lovely weather. Amber is the daughter of my son Scott who passed away. My husband and her mother's father have the honor of giving her away. Since we have 5 sons, my husband never thought he would have an opportunity to give away a bride, so he is so very proud that she asked him. The pictures include a couple of her engagement pictures, shower pictures and some of the things we are making for the wedding. Enjoy

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Donna challenged all us girls that had her BONNET template to blow the dust off of it and make ready for the Easter Parade. I have been working on a little gift list book for my Granddaughter. She has set her wedding date. August 27th is the big day. I am making the little book, for her to keep a record of all the shower gifts she gets. I used the leftover scraps from the little book to make my bonnet card. So here are the Bonnet and SHOWER gift book pictures. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday April 13, 1987

24 years ago on a Monday morning, Allan and I wed. Why a Monday morning, you ask. Well, a dear friend, (that I worked with) in a joking way, told Allan that we shouldn't mess up a good weekend, just wait till Monday. We followed his direction and had a little private ceremony at 11:00 on a Monday. Sadly, that dear friend passed away 2 years later. Every year on our anniversary, we always remember Rick and make a toast in his memory.

Our marriage has been so very blessed with friends. Some I brought into the marriage with me, some Allan brought, and some we gained together. These long time friends, new friends, even my cyber friends, is what has held us together this past year. Like I said at the beginning. Allan and I are blessed, with each other, beautiful family and special friends.

One special friend, surprised us this afternoon with a wonderful pound cake. Thank you, Carolyn, for this wonderfully delicious cake. No, I did not eat all that by myself, I've been good, I've just had 2 pieces tonight, but then the night isn't over yet is it?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

2 Post in One Month!!!!

Hard to believe, that I am posting 2x's this month. Just 3 years ago I was posting every day. Circumstances change we way we do things don't they. Spring is officially here. We have had some pretty weather, but it has turned cool and damp and rainy this weekend. My dining room table can be seen by everyone that drives by my house. The road is right beside that end of the house. Neighbors make note that I haven't changed my tablescape in awhile. I do not do elaborate tablescapes, just simple, but people do comment, when they are tired of the present ones. *wink* The basket was part of a floral arrangement that I received for my birthday back in February. The dried pink filler was also part of the same arrangement. The greenery was the top section of a old topiary that I was about to discard. The ceramic eggs were given to me by a dear friend over 25 years ago. I think of her so lovingly every time I unwrap them this time of year. The little candy baskets were cut using the Cricut. I used the Tags cartridge, and cut the popcorn box in a 4'' size. It also had the flower cut on that same cartridge. I cut various sizes of the flowers out of the scraps from where I cut the boxes. Added the layered flower a ribbon for a handle and grass and candy. This will be taken to our family Easter Dinner next month. There are 28 of these little "suckers" I can't believe it took me all day to do these. But then the Cricut, just cuts so fast. Blame it on the Cricut, I say. *wink* Thanks for visiting. HAPPY SPRING.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Two Babies to be exact. Little twin boys. A friend's niece had them this week. Oh what joy. My friend asked me to make her a card. This is what I came up with, with help from a Hallmark Card program that my son's bought me. You choose your sentiments, backgrounds and the such. I printed it out, and trimmed around them and popped them up a level, added my own bows and was finished. Below is picture of inside of card.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


As most of you know last week was a hard week for my family and myself. It was my son's birthday and also the 1st anniversary of his death. I want to thank all who said a prayer or remembered Scott in some way. Donna a Blogger friend, has a wonderful blog called "My Backdoor Blog" She honored me with a post this past week. I would love for all of you to visit it, and her older post as well. You will enjoy all her "writings" Maybe one of these days, I will be blessed to actually meet Donna, and we can share a real HUG. Please visit her at My Back Door Blog

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mother Nature

Mother Nature is teasing us here in the foothills of NC. 75 degree temperatures and the daffodils are blooming. But I do know it may just be a tease. We have had major cold weather in March. Here is a few pictures of some cards I have put together this week and a little folder to gift them in. As you can tell I am thinking summer and the beautiful flowers that it brings with it. Thanks for looking. The paper is by K&Company.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This Post is for Donna

This post is for Donna at ButternutSage. She has encouraged me this week to get motivated and post something. Thanks Donna, I needed that push. The first pictures show the "after" results of
The next set of pictures are made from K&Company's Garden Cottage Collection. The first is a box I made for my SIL who is battling cancer. I thought it would be nice to have something to put all her get well cards in. Inside I also placed a little packet of blank notecards for her to use for thank you notes. The second picture is of the little cards, I made.

Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's Cold in NC

I have quite a few family members and friends with January Birthdays. So here are some photos of some of the little remembrances that I made for them. The first pictures are of a little journal I made for my beautiful Niece, Jennifer.

Here a some birthday calendar cards. It has the whole year calendar on it, and can be used for a desk calendar, long after the Birthday is over. I used a photo easel card for the base. The free printable calendar can be found at Tip Junkie.

This is a little Dry Erase coloring book, I made for my Granddaughter. Just print off the pages and slip them inside page protectors.

I linked to Made by you Mondays at Skip To My Lou
Cindy has a lot of great links to visit.
Also linked up at The Tattered Tag K.I.S.S., please visit with Cindy also.
Another Link for you is Get your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog. Go visit.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Be Mine

Right before Christmas, Cammie had some blog candy. It was Echo Park's Be Mine line, and I won. Here are two little projects I made using this collection. Just in time for Valentines Day. Pat at Southern Breezes reminded me of the little triangle box that Beate at SCS has a tutorial on. The other is just an altered mint tin. Make a point to visit Cammie and Pat today, they have so much inspiration going on. See what Pat did with the triangle boxes. They are so adorable. I wonder if I am on her Valentines candy recipient list? *wink*

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Away For Awhile

Seems as if I have been away for awhile. So Janet and Karen, this post is for you. Thanks for still believing in me enough to keep checking to see if I have updated. Above is a picture of what the snow in NC looks like .

I have been working on some birthday things, and some of the birthdays have passed, but because of the bad weather, I have not been able to post the pictures. But here is a little box that Donna at Butternut Sage has a tutorial for. I used it to make a gift box for my Niece at Christmas. You really need to visit Donna and see what she does with this box, she is amazing. Tell her that I sent you to visit.
Sorry about the order of the pictures and the post. It won't allow me to do what I want today.