Thursday, June 23, 2011

Butlers giveaway

check out Butlers 500 post giveaway!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back from Vacation!

We made it back from vacation.  It turned out very nice.  We went to see my hubbies sister who lives in Oceana CA  The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed each others company.  My hubby loves to cook and we took some of his favorite new recipes and he made them.  We spent time with Charlenes children & grand children also.  I crocheted flowers and went craft shopping (whoohoo)  It was great to go and seemed like the time rushed by too quickly.  It's good to be home but I miss my sister-in-law - she's a real sweetheart and great to be around.  I wish we lived closer together.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mothers Day Card

Feeling Better!

I've been sick for the past two weeks.  I don't know what I caught but it was a bugger!  My hubby wanted me to go to the doctor, but I knew they couldn't really do anything because it was a virus.  I guess I should have gone anyway but I was just too sick to drive and he was too busy at work to take me, so I suffered through it.
Today I have a burst of creativity and I'm taking advantage of it!  I signed up to make cards and tags at YPP (Your Paper Pantry) so I'm getting them done.
While I was sick my dear darling hubby and his sister Charlene decided our vacation plans.   She lives in California near Pisbo Beach and we're going to visit her.  We're leaving in a couple of weeks so my mind is racing trying to remember all I need to do.
I'm going to try to get my swap stuff done and mailed this next week and get everything else done the following week.  It's going to be crazy!!  Shoot it's already crazy.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I made a horrible mistake, I feel so bad.  In March I won a blog giveaway.  I really thought I won it from MadeByMomo but it was MadeByEJP.  I received her wonderful gift and I still didn't realize.  I posted here on my blog and made a video.  Then I won a YouTube giveaway from MadeByEJP (what are the odds???)  Thats when I discovered what I'd done.  I want to apologize to Ezlie (MadeByEJP) and tell her how sorry I am.  Please support her by checking out her blog and her YouTube:

Monday, April 18, 2011

YPP Stick Pin Swap

I've finished my stick pins for the swap I'm in at Your Paper Pantry.  Now I need to package them and get them shipped off.  My goal is to do this by wednesday :)  I mailed off my flowers last friday.  I haven't been feeling well so everything is difficult to do.  I feel like I haven't been doing anything creative - then I look around my messy craft room and realize I have been!!  I had the grand kids over last friday - it was a blast as usual.  We didn't do a craft this time - but I have my wireless internet set up so they could use it with their Ipods.  When I gave them the password, I told them it was my birthday - my grand daughter said "boy you have a long birthday grandma"  10 digits (my birthday plus other numbers) I had to laugh.
My husband was upset saturday when I was in Roberts too long.  He had gone to the grocery store near by and left me at Roberts to shop.  When he was finished he parked and waited for me.  He waited 20 minutes.  That was not a good time.  Do any of you lose track of time in your favorite store?  I do it all the time.  I know better than to shop when he might be waiting.  (Plus he hates the money I spend on my crafts)  Do you have a similar problem?  Please comment and let me know.  Thanks

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Finishing projects

Does anyone else have problems finishing projects?  I get them to the last point and seem to run out of steam.  I put them aside to finish later and it sometimes doesn't happen (case in point I have a shirt I made for my grand daughter that I never made the button holes for - it's 5 years old)  Other things I do finish - especially if I have a time limit (ie birthday, anniversary etc) 
I'm finishing up the flowers for my swap.  I re-made the super large ones so they are smaller, they turned out nice.  Now to make the background to put all the flowers on, write up my info then off in the mail they go.  Let's see if I can get them mailed by wednesday the 13th  (crossing my fingers)  I'll keep in touch *wink*

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Early Saturday morning

Woke up too early this morning (around 2 am) because of the pain.  Had to take my pills and wait.  My right foot is bad today - hard to walk on. 
I've joined two swaps at My Paper Pantry - the flower and stickpin ones.  I misread the flower instructions and thought they had to be a minimum of 2 1/2 inches wide - after I made 18 flowers I re-read and saw it was 1 1/2 inches!!  Yikes!  I have huge flowers hahaha.  Luckily I could fix one set (they were fabric & lace) I took them apart and cut them down and re-did them (finshed that part this morning)  Another set I'll have to cut out of paper again.  I plan on giving the huge flower but I'll put it on the back of the tag with my info.  I've just taken forever to get these flowers done!!  I only need to make 4 sets of 4 (16 total) to trade, but I wanted a set for myself and another set for a friend.  Turned out be 24 flowers total and only half are "done"
I have a set of the stick pins I'm going to trade - spring/easter theme.  Those should be fairly easy to finish up.
Back to work for me!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Where does the time go? I did win!!!

I can't believe it's April already.  It seems to me like this year is flying by!
I did win the giveaway from MadebyEJP's  ( blog and recieved it.  So cute!  She sent me a stamp set, several cards she made and various little notions to use on my cards or layouts or whatever!  It was so neat to receive it in the mail (my first giveaway win!!)  I had to show everyone who came by :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

YPP fun & I think I won??

There is so much going on at Your Paper Pantry that all I've been doing is getting familiar with the place!  I've joined a few of the groups and tomorrow is when they start posting the swaps.  I hope to join a couple of them - the stickpin interests me and the flowers.  I'm in 5 groups total but I'll follow the others until I feel more comfortable!
I haven't created anything *blah* I started on a couple of cards last night but got side tracked and ended up doing housework!  *double blah*  Tonight is the night for crafts!
I think I won a giveaway at one of the blogs I'm a member of - but I was suppose to notify her by yesterday, so I think I'm too late.  I dashed off an email to the blogger and I'm crossing my fingers!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Power Day

Today the electricity (power) was off.  I finally got a hold of Rocky Mountain Power.  Did you know your cordless phone  wont work when the power is off?  We have a corded phone just for that purpose.  But I still couldn't use it - my hubby took the long distance off our home phone and the only number I could find was long distance (does this sound funny?)  So I got my cell phone but the battery was dead (yes I tried the charger - but the power was out!! lol)  Good thing my car charges the phone when the car is turned off (my hubbys car only charges when the car is running).  This was around 4 pm and they said the power would be out until 10 pm.  I undid the garage door so I could get the car out of the garage and I run a couple of errands.  When I got back the power came back on (around 5:15)

I forget how much I rely on having electricity!!  We had another power outage a couple of weeks ago & I started the fireplace (I'm glad we have a wood pile out back behind our shed)  My husband was at a loss then - he watches a lot of TV.  I'm glad I like to read and have plenty of stuff to do in my craft room.  I just need light lol

YPP - Your Paper Pantry

I joined Your Paper Pantry.  It's a wonderful place to meet other people interested in paper crafting.  There are contests and swaps and all kinds of fun stuff to do.  Great people to get to know too!  I'm excited about joining and I hope this will help me get out of my funk (lost that crafty feeling).  Check it out - hope to see you there :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Madness

Yes it's that time of the year - my husbands favorite sport - basketball!!

I spend most of my time in my craft/computer room while he watches his sports in the living room.  Sports drive me crazy!!  I can't stand the sound of sneakers on the basketball court.  The inane comments by the sportscasters (can you tell I don't like sports?)  So I try not to complain and live with it - endure to the end (of basketball playoffs)

It will be over soon  *grin*

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

31 day challenge

I'm doing good on the 31 day challenge - but Youtube is very slow uploading!  I'm making my videos smaller but I've had problems with them not uploading.  Yuck! 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 2 of my 31 day challenge

Yesterday I had a super long post and after I did a preview it was lost - I hate it when that happens!!  So it was day 2 and I made a Birthday Anniversary Perpetual Calendar  (say that 3 times fast) 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

31 day challenge

I joined a 31 day challenge and published my first Youtube video!!  Check it out

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I just want to wish Everyone a very Happy New Year and here is my 2011 Contract!

2011 Contract

After serious & cautious consideration...your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2011!

It was a very hard decision to try not to screw it up!!!

My Wish for You in 2011

May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.


May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills.


May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!


May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy


May the problems you had forget your home address!


In simple words ...

May 2011 be the best year of your life, a year from Heaven!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!