Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday Card share

My granddaughter is three this month. I came up with this card creation after midnight. She loves the color purple and bling. It can be used in a scrapbook layout about her party.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Button Day on Monday November 16th

I guess yesterday was National Button Day. So here is a photo of my button cookies I made a couple weeks ago. The recipe is a maple sugar cookie. But no one liked the cookie. I guess they aren't sweet enough. I would make them again but maybe sandwich them together with a yummy frosting.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Very First Scrapbook Layout of my Sweet Granddaughter

I had so much fun creating my very first scrapbook layout pages of my sweet granddaughter. I had the best time working on it over at my daughter's home with her. I used the layout from the CTMH page kit she did called Twitterpatted. I have been adding little embellishments here and there as I get inspired to do so. Like today I have added scrunched ribbon and stickers since these photos.

I got to use my paper I love from Melissa Frances and Webster's Pages and cotton eyelet lace and scallop edge punch with lots of little pink gems sprinkled about.

I used my Slice to cut out Scrolls and her name and mushroom stamp set from CTMH.

Apple Pie Anyone?

Hi, Yeah I know it's been like forever since I last posted. Sorry. I have been busy with making cards and creating my first ever double page scrapbook layout. But first I will share my photos of my fabulous apple pie and maple button cookies. Also the colorful Autumn entry to our home.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday and rain.....

I would love to announce a new etsy shop. very talented girl is having a grand opening and is giving away some candy. Click on the link and check it out.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

fall in Maine 2009

I went for a walk today and took some photos of the colorfull leaves. It is the beginning of fall around here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's an Exciting Week

This is the big week heading towards World Card Making Day Oct 3rd.

Go over on this blog to get in on some giveaways! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Hornet

Have a Hornet Nest! This is a really mean looking nest at my daughter's house. This kind of hornet has a white butt and is not a nice insect. I wish she would get rid of this nest. Their sting is not good news.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Mornin' in September

I am hoping to hear from my eye Doc today so I can pick up my new glasses. Can't wait to see clear again.

Yesterday I finally finished putting the new screen door on. Now to keep the cats from ruining the screening. Need to find a gaurd for it.

Today I am going to spend some fun time with my granddaughter Leah. She is such a joy to be with. She is very creative and talented.

I love these flowers that always put on a bright sunshine yellow gold show in the fall. They grow taller than me and they are beautiful.

Monday, September 21, 2009

I Love Spending Time With :

Portland Back Bay

A pretty view on the trail of some Sweetpeas.

09/16/09 - Daughter and Mother. On our fun journey around Back Bay 3-1/2 mile trail.

Last Wednesday evening I had a wonderful time with my No 2 daughter, Tonya. We went to the Whole Foods in Portland. I loved it there and could spend way to much m0ney but great products can be had. Then after we ate some Sushi we walked around the 3 and a !/2 mile trail around the back bay of Portland Harbor. I really surprised myself that I could do it so easy cept when I had to go at the last mile. Next time I will plan the water drinking a little better. No fun walking a mile with a full bladder and weak muscles. ;0 The best part was being with my daughter. I enjoyed her company so much and we let our hair hang out. FUN time. Thankyou Tonya. I love you.

Thursday I got my eyes examined and ordered new glasses. I cannot wait to get them. I am hoping I will love Transitions without No-Glare coating. ????

I need to work on putting the new screen door on the house. My cat really did a number on the old one. I have to go borrow my Dad's skillsaw today. Also trying to make a choice on getting new hinges. I hate the spring loaded ones.

Monday Monday.... so good to me....
we are having such fab weather and I found fab prizes to be had....check it out...
I just found a great blog and they are featuring an awesome give-away this week. I like how they use sketches and may find them very useful when creating our ideas.
here is the link:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last Week of August

My grandbaby is so adorable. She loves to water the flowers, but mostly likes to play with the hose to fill up her watering can. We had so much fun together.

I am back to post an update. I am going to change my photo showing my new haircut. I didn't like it at first but now it has grown out a little so I am learning how to style it better.

I just learned today that I am a winner of a goodie box from this very great blog. I find so many great ideas. I am so excited to know I will receive some awesome product from them. Can't wait. I love their magazines. They have beautiful photos of all the submitted projects. I love the perfect size of the idea books too.

Today is a wonderful day! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday very early mornin'

Photo share: this my School Photo when I was 13.
This was a very proud day for our Son-In-Law David. Graduating and getting a scholarship to Boot! We are so very proud of you David. Our Best Wishes for your future in college.

I guess I will catch up with my blog. I have been a fill in for Brady's Cleaning this week. Quite an experience I must say. I can't wait for pay day so I can order my new eye glasses.

Last week I spent three afternoons painting my Aunt's ceiling for her. She is in her eighties and lives alone. Now I need to paint my walls in the kitchen and livingroom then I want to paint my ceilings.

It has cooled off alot this evening. It was really hot in the businesses we went into to clean.

I found a blog today that is very inspiring. Here is the link:

I found scrapbook paper on sale at Joann's Fabric store today. Die Cuts With A View Paper Stack: The Fun in the Sun Summer Stack. 180 sheets of printed paper for $8.97. Regular 19.99.

Great Deal.

Summer is coming to a close and it seems we were short changed on our summer weather wise.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Monday Sunshiny Monday! :)

We are finally having some wonderful weather now here in Maine.

Now is the week we all have been waiting for over on the Hero Arts Website.
Check it out. Prizes, ideas, fun, and more fun.
Just click on the Hero Arts Blinky on my sidebar and it will lead you to all the FUN!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy summer Day!

Today I got to see my sweet granddaughter. I went to the town playground with her and we had so much fun! The ground was very soaked with all the rain we've been having all of June and first week of July. Here we are on the swing together.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hurray for Flag Day!

Today is National Flag Day. Hurray for the red, white and blue. Red and white stripes and the blue with white stars. Isn't our flag design awesome?
Every American should be very proud to let it wave.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 1st

Today is my youngest daughter's 19th Birthday. Happy Birthday Cassie. I pray for God to Bless you on your special day.

Tomorrow I have to take my Pippy to the vet. She has got to be spayed. I feel so bad when she goes into heat. She must be so miserable. Well I hope and pray that she will come thru the operation without any problems.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Monday

Here comes the sun, Here comes the sun, and I say it's alright..... I love that Beatles song. But, I guess we are'nt going to see much of the sun today. I hope hope all the Mothers out there in blog land had a wonderful Mother's Day. I got to see all my daughter's except for one. :( I want her to know how much I love and miss her in my life. Belinda I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day and a Happy sweet 16th Birthday to my granddaughter, Jessica.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunny Maine Monday

I just found Betsy McCall Paper Doll website. I remember fighting with my sisters to get the paper doll in the Monthly magazine. Then when I had daughters, they loved the paper doll also.
When I was growing up, we didn't have money to buy toys so we had to use our imaginations. We created paper dolls from the neighbors Sears catalog. We had so much fun creating our paper families and cardboard houses, paper furniture. In the process we certainly developed a very creative mind. Maybe families should bring back those ways to develop the childs creative thinking process. I tried to with my girls when they were young. I showed them how to create with many different mediums.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all those scrapppers and scrappers-to-be out there in creative land this month. I probably won't be scrapping today but will be everyday this week.

I wanted everyone to learn about a special class that Bety has up on her blog. I would love taking a class from the best designer I know of. She has a very creative mind and her work is so pretty. I love it so much. I have even purchased supplies from her website. I had to get the pretty paper she uses in her cards.

Here is the link to her blog:

Friday, May 1, 2009


I love the month of May. I remember in my school days when I made a May basket to hang on the class teacher. The class would bring in candy to fill the basket and after lunch and recess we would go in the classroom before the teacher came in and put the basket on her chair and when she came in and went to sit down she would see the basket. Now the chase was on. The rule was that she had to catch everyone in her class before she could have the candy. So we all ran outside and had a blast killing time so we didn't have to go back to schoolwork. It was so much fun. Ahhh those were the days. Then to continue the fun when we got back home we hung a basket on our Mother. Those were back in the days when a piece or two of candy cost a penny.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Hip Hip Hooray! I won the give-away over on the Pebbles Blog! :)
I can't wait to get it so I can create with it. I have never used anything like this before so it will be an awesome adventure.

Here is the link to the blog site.:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is almost here! :)

Today I watched a Robin pluck a worm out of the soil on the front lawn. Good signs for sure. The spiders are starting to run about the ceiling too. Yuk! I hate spiders. My cat likes to catch 'em. Yay! I see rain for tonight instead of snow. That's good news.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hi everyone. Over on Jennifer's Blog today she asked the question: How can we save money. So I remembered I saw this awesome tip here on this blog and think it really helps in many ways. Check it out. It shows how to reuse the printed paper inside of envelopes. Great ideas.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Snow storm of February 2009

Charlotte and Rogue having a wrestle match in the snow.

Ok enough is enough! The last storm was officially the last straw. I am really sick of the cold weather. Not a break at all. here are some pics my daughter took enjoy.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day to You!

This is Pure Love.
My Mom and Dad in LOVE
(they are still married today)
This is a speical tribute to them.
I love you Mom and Dad.
I love you Jeff, my sweet luving hubby.
Thankyou for all you do.
I love you Belinda, Tonya, Charlotte, and Cassie.
My love goes out to my grandchildren :
Bryon, Jessica, Emily, and Leah
May your day be filled with LOVE.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Celebration today. :)

Today is my Birthday. :) I have recieved a card from my Sweet Aunt Martha, my Mom-in-law, my Sis. These are people who give cards on time unlike me. I don't know why I wait til the last minute to try and come up with a card idea. I need to work on that. ( one new years resolve)
My Mother told me I was born on the coldest day of that year. I think it's suppose to be a pretty nice day. I went to get my driver's license renewed today and couldn't because of the gov. getting strick on ID ing and making sure of citisenship. I have to show my birth certificate and prove my legal residence. Everyone from now on has to show these two documents to renew your license. But they gave me a temp to give me time to bring it in which was kool.
I got a Pandora bracelet for Christmas and two of my daughters gave me a charm for it. Then I got two more with the money gift from my Mom and Dad and my Mom-in-law. So today I got two more for my Birthday. I have two kinds now. Pandora and Chamilia beads. I luv the bracelet and charms. It's fun. and
I will work on getting photos up on for my next posting.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Inchies!!! :) I LUV "EM

I love inchies. They are so adorable. They are fun to create. I found a great Blog to learn from and here is the link. Ellen Hutson is a very talented creative girl. Her work is fabulous. I just had to spread the word on such an inspiring Artist. Enjoy! :)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Check it out...

Her work is simply gorgeous. She is a very talented girl. You won't be sorry....

Took my Mom shopping to the craft store. She had fun looking at all the papercraft supplies with me. I am wondering now that maybe she would like me to teach her how to make a card. I think she just might have some fun. I found the most beautiful brads by K&Company. I luv their stuff. Also got some of their gem adhesives. I got a big 2 1/4 inch circle punch by Paper Shapers but it does not cut the paper so I am going to have to drive bout 30 miles to exchange it for another one. What I would really like to find is the circle coluzzle template.
Also check out

Jennifer's blog. She has some wonderful links posted to visit.

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Latest Projects

This is what I am working on now. But I have run out of the dominent colored yarn :(

I made this crocheted kitty to give my granddaughter for Valentine's Day

I made this for my son-in-law in his favorite colors. He loves it.

Monday, January 26, 2009


It's the last week for January and makes us a lttle closer to warmer weather. It has been miserably freezing this month. But we are much better off than some. Like my Mom and Dad having their water pipes and drains freeze up.
I am so excited about winning a really nice idea book over on Jennifer's Blog. Can't wait to get it in the mail.
I have been checking out the Making Memories Blog today hoping to win a prize from their give-aways from the CHA show in California. They are showing the New Product coming out this year. They are also giving away their new electronic cutting tool: SLICE machine. I got one for Christmas. I have'nt had a chance to use it yet. My DH went to buy it at A.C. Moore two weeks before Christmas and they were sold out so he got a raincheck. I didn't get it 'til yesterday. I also picked up two design cards for it, Basics 2 and Noteworthy. It comes with Basics 1. They have come out with new design cards for it at the CHA show.
I finally finished the afghan I crocheted for my Son-in-law. He loves it. He likes how warm it is. It is in the colors black and neon green which he likes.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

I cant wait to see this again.

Best Wishes for a God Blessed New Year!

Hope everyone's Christmas was merry and bright.

I have started to crochet a lap-ghan for giving to someone. Hopefully it will keep me warm while I make it. It is so cold. I hate it.
I will be working on alot of projects this month in preperation for Valentine's Day and Birthdays for the new year. I will also be working on organizing my messed up craft space. I also need to upload photos I have taken so I can share them here on my blog. Here are a few photos. Hope you enjoy.