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Ironton, Ohio, United States
Well let's see, I'm Mom to Victoria and Mitchell, wife to Dick; I'm special to all three, who are special to me,and that makes me the Luckiest Person on Earth. Victoria is married to Andew Knipp. I love being a mother-in-law. Hope he loves his mother-in-law. I love the comfort of being home. I'm blessed with a huge craft room, and an endless desire to create. One of my favorite things in this life is meeting people. I have the gift of gab, and can talk to most anyone. God has truly blessed me.

Monday, September 29, 2008

It's All About YOU!

Hi All:

Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is to do a card in yellow and mail it in. It is to benefit the BBC Children In Need charity. That’s a great cause. Check it out. I’m getting mine in the mail tomorrow. I finished it up today. Hope it is acceptable enough.

There is a story behind this card, which I am afraid is quite mean of two of my girlfriends. They know who they are . . . Barb and Vickie! On Saturday, my girlfriends and myself got together at another girlfriend’s house for a class. Tessie was hosting us over at her house, and teaching a nice little class of an Upsy-Daisy Box with four cards (you can order the kit on her blog, already cut.) Everything was going well until Barb mentioned that we should go to Hobby Lobby, and I said that I needed to go to AC Moore. I actually spoke before I thought, because I had promised my son, Mitchell, 15, that I would pick him up from his grandparents at 5:00. We all started discussing how much we wanted to go, however, Tessie could not go, and then I thought I shouldn’t do that to my son, and I backed out. I told Barb & Vickie that I would just go home and work on something for my blog, since Vickie & Tessie have been on me about posting anyway. Since, I backed out, they told me I better have something on my blog, and so here it is. I hope they approve! It actually made me work in my craft room, too, since I have been having somewhat of a motivation problem.

I just want to thank you for stopping by and hope you check out the Papertake Weekly Challenge, as well as the blogs of my friend, Tessie, and my "so-called" friend, Vickie (lol.) Hope your day is great!


Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Paper: Yellow all SU, and Papertrey white cs
Extras: Ribbon SU, oval punches SU, brads, gel glitter pens & computer for saying

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Check out some sites to get Blog Candy!

Hi All:

I’ve been busy, and so my blog has suffered. It is so sad! Late of the evening I find myself going blog hopping, and I came across My Blog by Cammie. Cammie is giving away about $1000.00 in blog candy! Can you believe that amount. Should I win, I’m sharing with my girlfriends! There are four of us and we have the best times together. Well, anyway, Cammie is asking for your help, for our help, so make sure you check this out. Tomorrow is the last day. Glad I found it in time. Go there now! The cards I’ve posted are for The Artman Home, where Cammie’s grandmother was cared for over the past few years.

I also want to mention that there is another blog candy give away on Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles! That is the neatest name for a blog. Go check out what she is giving away. The stamps are the cutest I have seen in a while. I just hope I’m the winner. If I’m not, I will buy them. I will just have to do that. I’m always saving for the next craft buy! Isn’t being a crafter expensive! There are several sites I have things in my shopping cart, and I print it off and say I will buy that later. I’m so sad! Well, check out the sites I’ve mentioned. Just click on the names. I wish you luck! It is all just a matter of being the right number, right. Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hump Day Post!

Hi All:

I made this card sometime back. I don’t even know what set this came from. I do know that I stamped the image on the back of the glitter paper and cut around the flower. Then, I made the center out of a darker glitter paper. I cut the center of the flower out, and pasted the darker circle to the center so it would show through. The leaves are stamped from the same set, I believe. I stamped the sentiment on coordinating paper, without the glitter. Then, I ripped the paper and placed it on the lower right corner, as you can see from the photo. The ribbon is grosgrain brown. This is basically a very simple card, but it has that fall touch.

Yesterday, I received the seven stamps I ordered from Whiff of Joy. I’m so excited to have received them. I’m hoping to get to play with them later this evening or tomorrow. Just cannot wait to color them. All the cards I have seen made with them has had me envious to have them in my hands. Isn’t is so sad to be that way? There are just so many stamps out there that make me want to be a millionaire just so I can buy stamps. I’m sure every other rubber stamper can totally understand where I’m coming from here!

Something I hate is that school is back in session and it is so hard to get to the craft room, with all the things going on here. My son is home-schooled. My daughter finished up home-schooling last October, and is attending Ohio University Southern Campus this year. Today was her third day. She said it is fun but overwhelming. I’m excited for her. I never attended college. Everything related to college is very new to both of us. It is fun learning about it, though.
Well, I hope that you have a stampfully, wonderful evening! Thank you so much for stopping by. Come back often. Happy bloggin’!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I (Heart) To Stamp Challenge

Hi All! What a beautiful day! I love day where the sun beats you up and there is not a cloud in the sky. I was scheduled for injections in my neck for the third week in a row today, but this one also got postponed. The first week I was 15 minutes late and the doctor would not do the injections because I was late. I know, I thought the same thing. . . How many times have I had to wait for a doctor, because he is running late? Well, I am one of those that thinks everything happens for a reason. Second time I was scheduled, last week, my daughter had the kidney stone and I hated to leave her, so I canceled. This week, because the doctor was going to be out for the next two weeks, they had to re-schedule. I wish they would have called and told me that. Actually, though, I was in the room, undressed and IV in place when they noticed the problem. No big deal again. Me and the nurse got to discussing the bible in big time detail. Then, I knew why they didn’t call. God has a plan for everything.

This card I have posted is for the I (Heart) to Stamp Sketch challenge. This was a fun sketch to work with. You know, I must confess, I rushed it because I thought it ended today. I had all these challenges marked and had Monday written on this one. Come to find out, it isn’t Monday when this one is due. I would have probably did a more detailed job, but here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you come by often. Enjoy your day!