Saturday, October 30, 2010

Give Thanks

Deedee's digi challenge for the week was do a card with leaves, I actually made this card on Wednesday but forgot to post it.  I used SU card stock, the leaf DSP is from The Paper Studio and the two metal leaves in the circle I put embossing powder on because I didn't like the aluminum look.  I then used Spellbinder dies to cut a scallop leaf paper oval to mat to my verse from Deedee's digitals.  I'm trying really hard to get with the program just don't feel much like stamping.  Gosh what in the world is wrong with me?  I can't imagine not stamping and making cards but thats really what's going on in my mind.  OK its the weekend so have a great weekend and I catch you later!
God Bless,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessing

I love to use Verses on my cards, they can be used for so many occasions.  This card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 Kraft CS from SU then I used DCWV La Creme DSP it has flocked flowers so I didn't feel the need use ribbons.  I did use silver card stock too mat the sentiment and pearls on the flowers for dimention.  I love this DSP it has beiges, blacks, whites and several sheets have flocking also.

Journal Time:  It's been a few days since I've written how I'm feeling and I should be better but I'm not.  Shame on me it's just that I want to start visiting my friends, I want to do some traveling, I asked my Grandson to go to Hogwarts in Florida.  But I get up each morning and my get up an go is gone!  Oh I go to my Studio and make some cards or read a book but I just don't go out to shop or go for dinner.  I need someone to push me, get me going I think I need to check out the Senior Circle which I promised to do last month and never did.   
Mom is doing well at Moraa's Place she's been in there for almost 3 months but she still asks me to bring her home for a few days.  She gets tired of sitting around so she an Agnes go for walks each day.  A walk to her is about 300 feet and back to the chair.  Usually I stay about 45 minutes to an hour and then she tells me its time to go and walks me to my car.  I try to visit twice a week and today I heard that my brother in law is coming to visit for a couple of days the first week of November, Mom will enjoy Charles visit she always adored him.  Well its not quite 10 PM but I've got dishes to do and I think I'll take my shower tonight.  I hope you all have a great weekend and that you get some stamping in.
God Bless,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hang in there!

Skipping Stone Designs made this adorable stamp set and I couldn't wait to color the image to make a card for 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month'.  Yes I had to change the colors around a little bit to fit in with the pumpkin paper from The Paper Studio, All over pumpkins DSP.  I used Spellbinder dies for the background of my bra and the ribbon is SU.  Cute quick and so adorable to help support 'Breast Cancer', let's not forget this horrible disease.
                      Have a wonderful night!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Just Chillin

Today was a lazy day we had a storm come through here last night and I have never heard thunder like last night. The lightening was amazing and I didn't get much sleep but it sure was a wild storm. Today I went down to my Studio and decided to pull out some images I pre-colored in San Antonio. The card stock is SU, the DSP is also from SU and I love it with all the sparkles. The image is from Deedee's digi's called 'Just Chillin' and there are 4 or 5 sayings that go with it, it's so cute. I used a Spellbinder to cut it out layer it and SU satin ribbon, but my Snowflake is from the Dollar Store, I got a pack of 12 for 99 cents and they are so pretty, they are actually ornaments so I just cut the string from it and glued it to the ribbon.  Such a quick and easy card. 
Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Magnolia

I love coloring images and these Magnolia's were sent to me by a friend, I've saved them for almost a year to use at Halloween.  I used SU card stock and cut it 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.  I used some Halloween DSP and put orange rick rack around the distressed edges.  I had a pumpkin brad to add a little extra.  Then I cut out closely around the magnolia's and used pop dots to place them on the paper.  Easy peasy card, I'm still reeling from my trip to San Antonio and my previous post.  I just want to pinch myself every ten minutes expecting to wake up from a dream.  Today I sat outside in the sun testing, testing, testing, eventually I'll believe it but until then I'll be pinching myself alot!!!!
Remember to 'Pay it Forward' and remember God's many blessings.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Blushing, Raynaud or Hyperhidrous

I'm back from San Antonio and I am a new woman!  I am so bless by God almighty in my life.   If you have followed my blog and know about my hyperhidrious you will know I had the procedure done on Wednesday and after 35 years I can go anywhere and do anything without worrying about having a bottle of frozen ice with me or a washcloth with ice cubes in it, or finding the coolest place in the store, or sticking my head in the freezer section to cool off.  This disease ruled my life for over 35 years and caused me to become a recluse in the summer time especially.   I couldn't walk up 5 steps without breaking into a sweat only on my head, it was like turning on a faucet at the top of my head and the water just poured down my face and neck causing my hair to be wet and people thinking I was having a heart attack or something else.  It crippled me into believing I was a freak,  I suffered and tried to explain to people what it was but they only saw the sweat pouring down my face and neck, causing my back to be wet.   God found me Dr. Nielson then he made it so my insurance paid for everything except the trip.  I knew it was the right thing because God showed me the way.  All day Wednesday after surgery I tested myself to make sure it really worked, I sat by the pool in the shade and it was 89 degrees, never once sweat a bit. I walked all around the Alamo but my COPD got the best of me and I only saw glimpses of the River-walk the humidity was 78%. I cannot begin to tell you how absolutely happy I am and many of you are saying geez she really is strange but if you could have seen me during one of these episodes you would totally understand.  It's a silent disease that will put you into a great depression, cause great mental anguish and cause you low self esteem.  With God and Dr. Nielson I'm am cured and for that I will constantly thank the Lord.   Hyperhydrious is rarely talked about many doctors don't even know what it is because most people as so embarrassed about it but it can be corrected if you know anyone that has sweating hands, feet or just constantly has a blushed face let them know to check out the Internet for Hyperhydrious it really will change their lives.  I was referred to Dr. Nielson and was told he was only one of five people to do this procedure it is totally amazing it took longer to prepare me for the surgery than it did to do the surgery and I only have two incisions 1/2 inches by my armpits.   I would love to become a spoke person for Hyperhidrous because it ruled my life and caused so much anguish for almost 40 years, if I can help one person with it I would in a heartbeat.
Deedee's Digi's is having a bloghop today so if you get a chance go over and say hi there is some nice blog candy up for grabs:
OK now since I took my Copic's with I colored at least 50 images so I have a great little stash for cards, I'll head downstairs and whip up some cards to put on this blog.  Thank you all if your still with me reading this.  I cannot explain the true joy I am feeling right now, thank you God Almighty for this rich blessing.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Leafy Fall Sentiment

I love the Lord's Prayer so when I found this stamp I couldn't wait to ink it up.  This card was so simple to make using Inkadinkado leaf stamps using a kaleidoscope stamp pad.  Then I mounted the Lord's Prayer on SU Only Orange card stock, SU Certainly Celery satin ribbon and I was done.  So pretty yet quick and simple.
Journal Time:  Today I'm in San Antonio and I'm probably resting at the Inn.  The out patient surgery was less than 15 minutes but I'll be fine.  Your allowed to return to work, driving etc after 24 hours so when I race to the airport tomorrow and run to the terminal we'll see if this worked.  With 99% success rate I think I'll be dancing all the way to the plane.  I'll be home Thursday night in my own bed and this Hyperhydrious will be a thing of the past.  Thank you for taking this journey with me.
God Bless all of you!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby!

Isn't this cute, you know me I love pink and this!  I wish I knew the name of this DSP I've had it for 2 years and didn't want to part with it.  Yea I sprung for a card but I still have a little more, the stamp set is from SU and I colored it with Copic's.  I'm trying to fine tune little images because I don't have patience to color them.  I wish the glitter pens would have shown up but hey I was having fun with all the punches and colors.  I figure my drawer is about ready to break with all the punches in it.  I need a Iris Cart to put all my border punches and square, circle, heart and heck fire I bet I have 100 punches some hung on the door with a shoe case and the others in the drawer. 
Journal Time:  If you were tuned in last week you saw my post about Hyperhydrious, well by the time this posts I will be in San Antonio.  I flew in at 11AM rented a car and went sightseeing at the River Walk and the Gallery.  I'll see the doctor tomorrow but I'll go off my diet for the Tex-Mex food for sure!!!
Catch you all in a day or two!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Love of Jesus

I have a thing about Crosses and they are very hard to draw, I have suggested it to several designers and most say 'I just can't do it'.
So when Laurie over at Doodle Pantry did this set called 'Christ's Gift and notified me I was delighted she said it took her a while but as usual she came through.  You can see this set and many others at:

Laurie is a gifted artist and makes many realistic images for all of us to enjoy.  She is multi talented and like all digital artists she delights in satisfying her customers.   She also sells images that are already colored for those times when you need to get a card done fast.  I have been know to buy several of them so I can keep up with my 100 cards a month to the OWH soldiers.  If your looking for something to do with all your cards you've made OWH is always looking for great cards to send to the soldiers.  I would appreciate you sending them in to OWH can you guess how the girls at OWH would feel?  Remember to 'Pay it Forward'.  God's watching!
Have a great day!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Manly Card

Hi everyone, been busy making cards for everyone to enjoy and I thought this one would be a good birthday card for a man.  The stamp set is from SU and the cardstock is SU textured that I put ridges on with my Scor-pal, then I ran it through the Big Shot with a Spellbinder die to cut out the center.  First time I did it and I was so proud of myself.  I have a hard time making and finding images to make a manly man card so when I borrowed the image from my SU friend in St. Louis I stamped a few of the wolf and several of the buffalo (which you'll see in a few days).  I did color the wolf with Copic's and gave him a blue eye.   I just love playing around with these new ideas jumping in my head.
Take care and have a good week.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This is a card I made for Deedee's Crafting Blog Challenge.  She asked for scripture and embellishments.  I used one of her verses from 'Words of Thanksgiving' to decorate my card, you can find this set and over 100 other sets at:  I used Spellbinder dies for the scallop oval and white oval, some beige ribbon and my daughters favorite dragonfly.  The card stock is Stampin Up and DCWV from HSN.  I love to make scripture cards because they are usually so elegant and they work for so many different types of cards.  I have to say I was thinking of Deedee when I made this card yesterday, Deedee lost her Grandmother on Saturday and all of us on the design team along with all of her friends send love and prayers her way in this extremely rough time.
           Please remember to 'Pay it forward'
     God Bless,

Monday, October 11, 2010

ANT Cookie's ?

Is this just plain cute, Laurie at Doodle Pantry has done it again with her joyful antic's (get it?)  I had so much fun coloring this image with Copic's then mounting it on SU Merry Moments DSP, I added a Chocolate chip layer and a polka dot layer with red rhinestones to high lite the card.  I mounted the whole card on Chocolate Chip card stock and added beige paper to the inside for writing. 
When I make OWH cards I always add writing paper inside the card so if the soldiers have only a pencil to write with their writing will be clearly seen.  Most of the time I leave the inside blank with the exception of the writing paper because I want them to have plenty of space to write home.  I enjoy making cards of Thinking of you, Miss You, I love you, birthday cards and especially cards that the parents can use to write home to their children.  I usually use the salutation 'I miss you Princess' or 'I miss you buddy' but I just get burned out making Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards in the dead of Summer when we're roasting and I know lots of people really go gun hoe for making the holiday cards so I'll just stay with the cards I'm happy with and continue sending in 100 cards a month.

Journal Time:  I have a few more days to create before I pack up and leave Tennessee for a few days.  I am doing something I have wished and prayed for, for many years.  I think you've all heard me talk about my Hyperhydrious (sweating of the body profusely).  Well I have sweating on my scalp and blushing on my face, I have had this for 30 plus years and it's the most embarrassing thing.  I use to go out on calls in Phoenix and people would think I was going to faint or pass out.  I thought it was just the heat in Arizona at first but then it was happening anytime and anywhere for no special reason.  It would feel like someone had turned on a faucet on top of my head and water would just pour down my neck, face but yet I was cold and clammy to the touch.  People would rush up to me and ask if I was alright thinking I was having a heart attack or something.  The only way to stop it would be to get in front of a cold fan, ice to the neck & face.  I don't go shopping much, nor do I go out during the summer unless it is for food or something really special.  Yard work is a nightmare because I have have a towel to wipe the sweat so I can see where I'm going with the lawn mower.  Then about 4 years ago I hear a commercial about profuse sweating called Hyperhydrious and I called the physician in Chattanooga would was aware of it.  He was a thorastic surgeon and said he'd heard all the stories and prescribed pills, 3-4 a day and they didn't help a bit so I went back and he suggested botox.  Well I said no, first of all I love horses but not enough to inject horse urine into my head.  So I just suffered until I was told about the Hyperhydrious Clinic, to make a longer story short it was $9000 for the out patient surgery and insurance wouldn't cover it.  After 3 long months of talking sometimes not so nicely to Cigna they agreed to pay for everything and I was elated!!!  Woo Hoo I'm headed to San Antonio next Monday gonna have 2 days of sightseeing a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, out patient surgery on Wednesday, another post surgery appointment on Thursday and I'll return home Thursday afternoon ready to walk everywhere, shop, visit friends and just live life sweat free.   So God does answer prayers he just waits for the right time to do it.  I've prayed over this for months and with everything paid for I'm ecstatic so I'll be busy for the next 2 weeks making plans and traveling but I'll be back 100% happier.   Sorry I unloaded on you if your still reading I love you and I just had to share.
God Bless,

Stampin Up Playday

This has to be my favorite card that we made, Brenda had us folding card stock and using a brayer and then she just had to use the new SU Glitter and ribbon.  What a wow card!
On this SU card we used the embossing folder Snowflakes then sponged on white craft ink, added some SU Pearls, added a greeting and waaaa laaaa it was all done.  We got started a little late admiring her beautiful new wood floors but she had wonderful fast cards to make and we were done almost on time.
We made another card for Thanksgiving but I must have left mine there because I sure can't find it.  This was one we sponged on the moon then stamped over it with the SU set Three Wise Men, we added a rhinestone to the star and again done.  Now I should have flipped over my card and re stamped the camels because I didn't get a good image but hey I was thrilled to be back in the groove and my Mojo was beginning to flow.  All three of the cards were produced with all Stampin UP products and as usual we had some great fellowship for a few hours.   Thank you Brenda for putting up with us and glitter all over the table.
God Bless,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

You Are my Sunshine

This digi from Deedee's Digi's is so precious and since I had it colored already I made up the card for the weekly challenge.  I used SU Kraft card stock with some DSP a Prima flower a SU designer antique brad and the big oval punch for my Salutation.  I really need to make some cards but my mojo is still gone, disappeared, vanished I need a jolt of something.

Journal Time: I'm still trying to catch up on sleep and keep up with chores.  Today I got up weedeated the weeds and decided that I need to mow the grass hopefully for the last time!  I did that and then I went to my laptop to check emails, I had 32 but then something popped up on the screen for Identity Guard from AVG and then next thing I know my emails all disappearred and my contacts were gone.  I lost all mail contacts everything, so I contacted Yahoo they said we'll fix it but each time the emails are restored and I click on them they are gone so now I'm downhearted and mad.   Oh well life goes on and you gotta play it forward!  God Bless you!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cookie Please!

 Hi there did you miss me?  I drove 1503 miles in 72 hours and met 4 priceless women and one wonderful husband in Pacific, Mo.  We had the greatest time, slept little and learned much about each other.  Before I go on thought Jeanna taught us how to make this pop up card all with punches.  It came on a tutorial and as soon as I get the designers name I will post it.
I just love the concept of this card and had a blast making it.  I wouldn't make a bunch but hey it was fun.
This is the project Alicia showed us.  This is a cookie sheet that we put DSP, punched some holes in the handles and used ribbon to hold the wooden spoon.  We punched a hole in the right side and hung a pen on ribbon.  What a quick cute project.  You can hang this on a wall or you could put magnets on the back and hang it from the refrigerator.  Alicia gave us a tablet with a magnet on it and some cute quarter size button magnets to add notes.  Thanks Jeanna & Alicia for you projects.

Journal Time:  First off I have to thank Jeanna, Micki, Alicia, Debi and Debi's husband Dave for a really fun weekend, wonderful food and lots of laughs.  I've known these girls for 3-4 years, I met them on the Internet and we always said we'd meet so finally I drove 7 hours, Jeanna & Micki drove 4 hours to meet at Debi & Dave's house.  They were such great host and hostess even thought Debi just had back surgery she was a trooper and all her food was terrific.   I  am still trying to recover from lack of sleep but I did get downstairs to unpack my craft case and work on some cards.  I'll post my challenge card tomorrow.
And the good news Allen my SIL made it through surgery on Friday just fine.  As a matter of fact he came home Monday from the hospital and is walking pretty good for what he went through.
God is good that's for sure I have many blessings to be thankful for.  Take the time to 'Play it forward'.
God Bless,