Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Door Wreath

 Good morning, real quick post here I watched MayMay Made it and really wanted to make a door wreath for our front door this year. I LOVE Purple so this is what I came up with. Sorry it is a bad picture but I have it laying on the table for now.

Be Bless

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Mommy

Good morning, today is my wonderful mother's birthday gone but not forgotten. It has been 
30 long years without her and not a day goes by I don't wish she wasn't here to help me with life. I so wish my grand kids would have been able to be around her even my kids who knows what all of our life's would be like now with her guiding us. I look back and I wish I was half the woman my mommy was and the talent she had with a sewing machine. When I came out of high school I use to sew and I did well maybe one day I will pick that talent back up

Today hubby and I will be on the road back to NC. It was wonderful to make it home and see my kids and grandkids. We had dinner at hubby's mother house and it is so nice to sit around family with good food. I just feel so bad that I have spent more time on the highway than with family. 

We took the youngest grand baby to get her ears pierced at the mall on Friday which was a mess it took us like 40 mins to find a parking spot and then get into Clair's another 10 mins to get them done. We ate gassed up the cars and back on the road. Stopped at one of my favorites Aunt house then I dropped my oldest daughter off and get back to Parsons KS at 2 am. I swear no rest for the tired and weary but I do thank God for the strength to keep pushing.  
This is my crew except my son and he doesn't like things like shopping at the mall so that was out for him.Baby girl did great she only cried for a short min but my other grand baby we did her ears back in July and she cried hair and loud. 

Hopefully life will be back to normal Monday and I will have a Christmas card because I need to get them out ASAP. Since we are so far away I want to make each grand baby there own card and put a little money in it since I will not really be doing Christmas this year. 

Be Bless

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fun Fold Card

Good evening a real quick post as hubby and I are getting ready to make that  hour drive back to Kansas for the holiday. I really enjoyed this card from Spiltcost it was so simple to make (had to be if I did it)

Just want to wish everyone a bless Thanksgiving


Be Bless

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday low mojo

Good evening on this blah Monday but a blessing to wake up to another day so I won't complain. Sad I am not in the crafty mood tonight so I thought I would do something something simple tonight like my mini planner and my desktop planner. Not much really going on this week but a dentist appointment tomorrow then the road trip to Kansas and I get to see my grand babies. I so miss this thank GOD for face time and video chat.

I just picked up the scraps off my desk of the die cuts and added them to the planners easy simple and done.

Be Bless

Sleeping Beauty

I was so happy to compelete so many layouts this weekend but thank goodness for great simple sketches out there. I used Stuck for this layout of my grand daughter and her daddy. She played so hard that day with her older sister she just had nothing left. I am so mad that I call myself using the hedi swap shine but I used my scrap n' easel  so the ugly drop runs are on my page but oh well. This was another stack that I cracked the seal from DCWV SeaGlass

my family also from my wall of stash gone to paper land

look I even used some old rub ons

Be Bless

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Scrap Our Stash

I have fallen back in love with scrapbooking. This is what made me get into it pulling out pictures of my family. Right now my daughter adds a lot of pictures of Zariyha on FB so I snatch them up and be ready to scrap them. I cut the seal on this 12x12 stack call Baby Girl from DCWV and I so love it. On the sketch over at Scrap Our Stash what a challenge of three things to add to your layout and I choose grey, #selfie and index card which is the little grey journaling spot that I need to go and add my journaling which will be to note that baby girl is 10 months old here. 

These are some stickers that was in my stash from who knows from how long ago

I even cute the word smile out of a little sticker book

and this girl is a little miracle since we lost Zaiden so she is such a blessing

Be Bless

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Layout Time

Tonight I used the sketch from Sketches in thyme for this layout of my grand daughter sleeping on her daddy. I pulled out stickers for the title on the picture and I used an old stack that I had to have just glad I got a chance to use it tonight.  

Here is a close up of that sticker and sleeping beauty

Then I worked on this second layout of my feet at the beach in Myrtle Beach. Again I used a 12x12 pack that I had to have but today was the first time cracking the seal. Funny thing I was telling my friend Treva that I have so many 12 x 12 pads that I haven't even opened. Well tonight I brought them downstairs to put in my filing cabinet I found at Goodwill to house all those pads. Well this second layout I used Grand Diva's Scrappy Place 

I even pulled out some of those Dollar Tree stickers I bought awhile back to finish up the layout

love this little Journal book

Be Bless

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Twist Gatefold Card

Good late night evening, I am posting late but better late than never. I saw this video that I knew I had to try and I loved it. This card will fit right into a regular envelope but I would like it better as a 5x7 card will work on that later. The instructions is on splitcoaster and so simple (had to be if I completed it lol) anyway it was for a lady in the FB group Crafty Angels. I hope she likes it. I used the stamp set from Pink Bow Ties Creative Card Angel set and the paper was from Paper House. 

Be Bless

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday Rush

Good evening, here I am really down to the wire and I need to complete these last few cards to finish and mail out. I found another cute sketch tonight from Paper Play and you know how I love a simple sketch so this is two more cards done and ready to mail in the morning.

 These two I did the base at Myrtle Beach and the other day I made some cuts on the Explore machine to finish the cards and they went postal this morning.

Be Bless

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


I couldn't help myself tonight, I saw this cute simple sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday and I knew I can make it quick so I went to work and guess what 5 more cards done tonight and I think I only have 5 more to go and I can put up my Thanksgiving stamps. I used an old stack from a few years ago called Fall & Halloween combo matstack from  DCWV along with the stamp from lawn fawn Cutie Pie and washi from my stash

 Hopefully next year I wont wait til the last minute to finish my cards

Good Night be bless

Use your Stuff

 Okay I promise this is the last one tonight. I used the challenge over at Use Your Stuff to make a grid so I have several little mice colored on my desk and leaves cut out. I am getting closer to haven all of my Thanksgiving cards complete and ready to mail. Have a great night until tomorrow which I am praying mojo will still be moving like tonight.

Be Bless

Grateful Thankful

Yep I am still on a roll tonight here is a few more cards that will go postal in the morning. I used the sketch from Stick It Down
well not really a sketch but to use a big sentiment. Grateful and Thankful are from Teresa Collins die

 I used design space to cut out some images to add to a few cards as well

Be Bless

Give Thanks

 Hello, it seems that I am on a roll tonight. I have 15 more Thanksgiving cards to finish and get mailed out hopefully by Thursday so tonight I am looking for sketches to get these cards done. Here is another sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap. I used lawn fawn Cutie Pie set for the pie and colored it in and the sentiment is from the Thankful Mice Lawn Fawn set. The leaf I had cut out last week while my friend Treva and I were on google chat so right now I have leaves on my desk pies and mice ready to go for some more simple sketches so let me get back to it.


Be Bless

For Keeps

Good evening, tonight I needed a break from my Thanksgiving cards so I started on my grand baby Halloween pictures. I used design space to cut out the little monsters. My daughter told me the baby picked out her own costume in the store she is such a little character for 10 months. I used some ugly paper from my stash only because I don't do Halloween so I didn't bother to run out to buy any. I used the sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap  
...That for keeps is felt that I believe I got at a garage sale many moons ago and happy I got rid of a little from my stash

Be Bless

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday Night Chat

Good afternoon, I just got so caught up this weekend that I didn't get a chance to post what I created over at Scraps of Color with the ladies. I use to play with them all the time but life got in the way and I just hadn't had time to play but hopefully that will change or I can continue to play with my crafty friends online. 

anyway I can't remember what the challenges were but on one I created a layout of my sister when she was in the service. I pulled my kiwi lane templet and a Anna Griffin die for the star. I would have liked to add more but it was a timed challenge so I called it done.

This card sketch was one that I used the sketch over at Case this Sketch again going in my stash using my crafty tools that haven't been touched before (the dies).

this last challenge was a Thanksgiving table place mat... I couldn't find my stamps with dad..mom..grandmother so I found this one and it is funny because I do call my husband big papa at times. I added some leaves that I had cut out for some Thanksgiving cards I do need to finish and get in the mail. I also added some washi tape at the bottom and called this challenge complete. I will link this one up with cardz tv and Hiding in my craft room HIMCR275

As always be Bless

Friday, November 11, 2016

Layout time

Good evening, I am back in my mojo for some layouts and I just love the sketches over at Sketches In Thyme I have so many pictures sitting around that I really need to get busy and use my stash as well. The tractor I purchased last weekend from Meka at the scrap retreat. I used some of those Dollar Tree. I took this picture in the day time but for some reason the colors are all off. It is a yellow cardstock I was trying to match the tractor. I used some Distress Ink and paint dabbers on it..

I really need to make some cuts and have them laying around like this instead of purchasing them.

Be Bless

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday evening blues

Good evening, I woke up this morning just knowing today was going to be a good day. I am such a morning person. I got in 10 miles before 10 this morning and my day went down from there. I took my daily nap and now I am forcing myself to move around. I so miss summer any who let me get to my simple card. I used paper from my stash and a newly purchase embossing folder I got from Tuesday Morning awhile back and I knew I wanted to use it with core paper so I could sand it down to give it a distress look......Another simple Thanksgiving card complete and going postal tomorrow. My only complaint about the folder is that I had to cut it to fit the A2 card will have to use it on a larger one next time. 

Be Bless

I will be sharing this card with the following blogs for the challenges

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A few Layouts

Good afternoon, last night I was bored watching the election so I decided I needed to scrap my layout that I used the sketch from Sketches In Thyme I have always loed there sketches but have been so busy with cards that I haven't got to play along. So I used my early vote picture to do this layout. I was happy to get into my paper and stash to make this layout.  

Oh Yay and Today is the Day is from the last 12x12 stack that I purchased from watching Ms. Dees Special Things. I just had to run to Hobby Lobby and purchase that stack and so happy I was able to use it.

this sticker was from my wall of goodies

This key hole is from Dollar Tree not sure how long it has been in my stash along with the flower

This is a part of my wall of goodies....I know sad but I am learning to use my stuff

The key was from Dollar Tree

Last weekend when I went to the crop in Myrtle Beach. I bought more paper and things like I really needed it but these layouts were all from the purchase there and I made all the layouts that night.....not bad considering I used what I bought. I could have added more emblishments if I were home but I was pretty well pleased with the layouts

I still have to post my layouts from the Maryland crop but I haven't printed out my pictures so hopefully tonight I can get that done. Also I killed a 6x6 pad at the crop for my Thanksgiving cards just need to make cuts and those babys are done and will be in the mail by next week.

Be Bless


Good morning here are some birthday shirts that I made for Leo's this month. One is for my great niece who has a birthday on my day the ...