Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some Fun News

Yesterday turned out to be not such a bad day after all. No, nobody got a real paying job, but then I only had to tell my sad story to 2 bill collectors, so that made it a good day all by it self! Barry didn't get the interview he had hoped for. The job seemed to get filled with an "insider" already with the company. That hurt because he would have been perfect for what they were looking for, but after a year of hearing that news, it didn't hurt as much. I went out to visit a wonderful scrapbook store about 40 minutes from me called Scrapin Bunnies. Emily who is the owner is the sweetest lady. While I was there trying to see what a few bucks would buy, Em asked if I'd make some samples for her! True, not a paying job in $$$, but I always like getting free paper and stamps. In addition everything in the store was on sale, so I picked up a few things. Now that's what I call a successful day! I've been busy working on the cards for Em this morning. I hope to get about 5 or 6 made so I can get them back to her this weekend. I'll post them when I get them all done. Tomorrow I'll be posting a new card made using the stamp from Hanna Stamps. It's the first of 3 different things we have to do for the next phase of the design contest. You'll love the new stamp!
It's been raining like cats and dogs this morning since about 5. What a way to wake up! Lighting and thunder. At least it's stop raining for now. My yard has had plenty of water! We are suppose to go to the Ranger game tonight. We still have free tickets left from the ones the kids gave us for the holidays. We're hoping to get there. It's free cap night and I can always use another Texas Ranger's Baseball Cap! My collection is growing.
I'm off to the shower right now then I need to get to the post office. I sold several cards. I still have plenty left if you're interested in any. They are a bargain at the price!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs & Blessing!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Such A Pretty Girl!

I can't get enough of these darling little angels! Tilda and Edwin are so sweet. Just like you would like to think of your own children. They never get dirty and they don't talk back! Yea, just like your own child!!! LOL! I confess, I was dreaming! The nice thing about grown up children, is that you can always hang up the phone if you don't want to hear them talking back to you! Back to Tilly. She's another image in my stash. All these images are so fun to color.
Well, let's see what's new. Barry spoke with a guy from Manpower and he thinks he can get him an interview for a job. We'll see! We're heard that story before, and before, and before. Last night we went to Baskin-Robbins for $ ice cream cones. On Tuesday they have kid's size on sale. It's a bargain I can't pass up. Tonight is Arby's night, but I think we'll skip it because it's only a free flavor ice tea for free when you buy a sandwich. I like it the other way around. I guess I'll cook. Bummer! I have the cable guy coming again today. He was here yesterday and last week as well. One of these times I'm hoping they get the cable fixed right!
I must create some cards today. For the life of me I'm not sure why. Nothing is really selling over at my ebay store. (check it out--link on right) I keep making and now it seems like everyone MUST be on vacation or suddenly my cards aren't pretty. I'm hoping it's not that, but maybe they'll all suddenly become UGLY!
I'm off to the shower before I run around doing all the things I didn't do yesterday. I have so much trouble keep up with all those things. I do wish I could run away from it all! No such luck. I have a feeling, all those things would follow me!
Love and Hugs to All

Monday, July 27, 2009

Christmas In July

I know, it's hot, it's July, and why am I so excited? Because it's raining today and it's suppose to be raining parts of everyday until the end of the week! There's nothing finer then rain on a hot summer Texas day! It does make the humidity go up, but at least the grass has a drink we don't have to pay for!
So, what did you do over the weekend? We spent a slow, lazy Saturday. Barry and I had a nice free dinner out because I signed us up for emails from a Taco company and they sent us free dinners. All we purchased was a drink. You can't beat that one! Yesterday we went swimming with Larry, Tina, and Madelyn at one of our community pools. We have two in Lewisville. One is really big and has a nice long lazy river. We went to the small one. It has a VERY small lazy river, but a nice big pool to play in. They both have a great area for children to play with all sorts of sprayers. It would have been a bargain at 2.00 but the kids paid for us, so it made it even better. When Barry gets a job we're going to have to treat the kids again!
Today I just finished up the wash, got the trash out and even made a few cards. Christmas Edwin is one of those. I found a package of images from last year while looking for something else. I have several more of these and a few Tilda holiday images as well. It's a simple card, but I love how the coloring tuned out.
Nothing new on the job front. I'm still looking and so is Barry, but so far, nothing. I have big hopes for this week. Maybe I should buy a Lotto ticket....I guess not!
Have a great day and Hazel please send me your snail mail address so I can mail your flowers you won off to you.
Hugs and Blessings!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hey Hazel, thanks for your comment. I love hearing from my readers. Hazel, please send me your address so I can send along your flowers.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thank You For Your Kindness!

I've always said crafters are the most wonderful people on this earth! Well, if I didn't say exactly that, I should have! All the kind words of support have just made my heart swell. And the one nasty one, well, I'm not sure what to say about her. I don't know why she keeps coming back to my blog if she doesn't like what I write. It's beyond me!
First the good news. My BIL as able to work with that bank and I sent them one payment this morning. I won't have to make another until September and then if we do them on time for a three months, they'll re done the mortgage! I tell you, I didn't sleep last night. I was so worried about it all. I also paid the last payment on Barry's car today. That's another burden lifted of my shoulders. I feel like I could sleep a week! Now to find a job!
Barry is only 63 but applied last night for his Social Security. It's not as much as it would have been if he would wait, but the way things are going, the money will help. At least we'll know something is coming in every month right now and we'll worry about the rest later. I just want him to work hard and finish school at the top of his game. He's going to a Career Fair today. I'm sure if it's anything like all the others he's gone too, there won't be enough companies there to handle all the people that show up! He keeps going in hopes that someone will be there that he really hits it off with!
Now to the card. I used another wonderful gifted Tilda girl and lots of scraps to make it so pretty. Notice the yellow CS? It's one of the new SU colors. I love the yellow and the brown the best. I like fall colors. They suit me even though I LOVE summer.
Well now I'm off to have little lay down before I pull out the card stock and start crafting! Again, thank you all so much for listening to me with all my tales of how down I felt. We're not out of the woods yet, but then neither is anyone else I know. I just hope something turns around soon. I think the health care issue is a big one and I'm in favor of a public plan. When you have NO insurance, anything is better then nothing. Those in office who are on their high horse about not wanting a public plan better think again. The only other thing is to let those folks die because without insurance and money, there is nothing left!
Hugs and prayers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Bit OF Blog Candy!

When I said it was the job from Hell, I really meant it. It WAS, as in past tense. I told them yesterday I can't do this anymore. I was so sick at work from the heat and standing, I almost passed out. Enough of that job. It just wasn't right for me. And to top it off, they said we were going to be working 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. They were very nice and said they understood my quiting. Now I'm on the hunt again for a job.
I did have a bit of luck when I came home. I had some phone numbers for help lines to call and the first one I called was able to help with our electric bill. And because I asked if they have any other help, they are sending me a gift certificate to Wally World. That will help with food. What a blessing to have found help yesterday. I wish I could say the same about the other calls I made, but no other number I called could help. I have lots of other phone numbers to call, so we'll see where they take us. I need to take a shower and look for a job today, mail out the cards I sold over at eBay, and do some cleaning around the house. That's the plan. My plans never seem to work our as planned these days, so we'll see how the day goes!
I've been working on something else that might work. I know when asked to buy raffle tickets, people jump at the chance to get something for a buck or two. I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Making some wonderful crafty something or other, and selling raffle tickets. Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Is it something you'd spend a dollar on? I'm interested in getting your feedback on this idea. Please leave me a comment and I'll have a drawing tomorrow night (Thursday) for great big package of 72 Flora Doodles flowers by Petaloo! It's a win-win for everyone!
Gotta run now. Please keep up the good thoughts for the crazy Bloom family. They must be helping cause I feel better already!
Hugs & Blessings

Monday, July 20, 2009

Take Me Away!

I'm must be dreaming of Maui! It's our favorite place we've ever been to for a vacation. We just love the Islands. Hey, after working where I'm working, a girl has to hang on to the dream! It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It was just plain old bad! I got to work at 5:30. I have to be there at 5 from now on. At 1 said they you HAVE to work 2 hours overtime. Guess who said NO WAY! They kindly said OK and I went home. I stood for 7 1/2 hours today. It was hot and lousy. The work was OK. Nothing too hard. I mostly got to check the functions on Blackberry's, but it's the standing that's a killer. My feet are no spring chickens! I sure hope somebody else calls about another job soon. Until then, I don't really have a choice.
That was my fun day. We're still working on the house stuff. I'll let you know how that goes too. It's time to call it a night. 4 AM comes early.
Love and Hugs to all!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Surfer Girl

Well today is my last day of freedom. Tomorrow I start work at 5:30 AM at the job from HELL! I was hoping against hope that somebody else would call and offer a job or at least an interview, but that didn't happen. So now I'm going to start working tomorrow at the packing cell phone job! I just want to cry every time I think about the job. I can hardly walk on my feet now and after a trip to Sam's, I have to stay off my feet for a few hours. I worked a lot of years in retail and now I'm feeling the effects. Barry just says "now I know how he feels"! HE'S NOT WORKING! I don't know what he's waiting for. I did speak to him about seeing if WM will rehire him, but he didn't do anything about it yet. Can you tell I'm on EDGE?
I got all the wash done today and now I'm cooking dinner. I made a few cards yesterday and today. This is one I made this morning using a very old set of SU stamps. I think they are called Aloha. I can't part with the set. I found the small scrap of plaid paper and thought it would be nice and bright to use on this card. I love how it turned out.
Well, I'm off to finish up my chores. Have a great evening and I'll let you know how tomorrow goes.
Love & Hugs!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sittin' On Top of The World

At least Tilda is sitting on top! Me, not so much! At least it's Friday. That being said, it's only 8:30 in the morning and that leaves a lot of the day yet to go wrong! I tried to work on cards this morning and I'm out of blades for the cutter. The one I have now is tearing up the edges of the paper. Not a pretty look when you don't want the shabby look! I'm waiting until J's opens up at 9. I have a 50% off coupon and thought I'd hurry on over and use it on a package of blades. Then no excuse not to create! OK, maybe one, but lose of MOJO doesn't count! Tilly is a 6x3 card and I used the tall and skinny spellbinder die. On this size card it doesn't leave much room for extras so I just added the double bows.
Barry went off to school bright and early. I hope he stays a while today. He has a bad habit of only doing a 1/2 day this week. I know he's worried about money and all, but he really needs to stay in school.
I got a call about a job yesterday. It's not one that I really want, but I don't have a choice at this point. I'm hoping McDonald's will call today. They would be better then the job I'm suppose to start on Monday. It's standing all day for 8-10 hours a day, in a production line, packing cell phones. I WANT A JOB IN THE CREATIVE FIELD! So much for creating! Well, if nothing else comes up today, that job is it. Just can't wait!
We don't have plans for the weekend. Just to stay home and not spend any money. It's sounds like a plan to me. Have a good day and hurry back. I've sent out enough email that are suppose to bring me good luck, good love, and peace, so now I'm going to wait for that all to happen!
Peace and Love to All who enter!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

It Must Be The Heat

The temp in Barry's car last night read 107 and I can believe it! The heat just zaps everything out of me, or else it's all the stress I'm feeling. It's got to be one of those! Like my card? I received this image last summer from my friend Peggy Briggs. She sent me so many that I have a few still floating around. They are such a darling couple. The card is 5x5. I used a back round stamp from SU for the words. I hardly ever use those nice big back round stamps anymore. It's usually just printed papers, but I liked the idea of the "love" and wanted a nice clean look for this card. I used a few scraps I found on my desk of some PP and a few flowers. My new love, a 3-1 Martha Butterfly Punch. I found it last month with one of those nice coupons and have enjoyed using it ever since.
So now you might be interested in hearing the latest tale of woe from the Bloom Zoo. I won't bore you with ALL the details, but just leave it that I've applied for a few more jobs! I spend a long time up in Denton working with the nicest lady on my application for work and looking up jobs. It might seem just looking at the list that there is TONS of jobs, but so many I don't have anything that they are looking for! Most where with recruiters and they all want you to come and in apply. I'm going tomorrow morning to do that again! I feel like I know my own life story so well now. This morning I applied with CVS and Walgreen's. They both are close to me and they would work just fine.
We're still working on the loan thing for the house. More problems of course. We had a mortgage that was with Countrywide and now is Bank of America, but the problem is that it's still a Countrywide Mortgage. They make you jump through a million hoops to try and get help. I swear I don't know what we're going to do. I don't even hold out hope on anything anymore. We may be out in the street in a few weeks. Who knows at this point? I've heard it said that the Lord knows all the answers, we just don't know the right questions to ask. That's me at this point. Maybe I should go out and stand on a corner and ask for money. Only problem with that is that the city we live in, you can't do it! Just my luck.
Well, I've got to go and see about the wash. Barry said he's down to the bottom of his underwear and I'm a right behind him.
Hugs and please continue to say a prayers for all of us who need help.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm Scared To Take A Breath

Yes, I'm scared to take a breath. I know that sounds silly, but it seems every time I think things are going along OK, something else happens. Maybe if I just sit and don't make any noise, no one will know I'm here and things will be OK! How many of you have ever thought that way or maybe I should say how many of you are thinking that way right now?!~!

Today I have a meeting with Texas Workforce. It's our unemployment office. The state rep's office we've been working with called them to help me find a job. It sounds great until you understand this agency. I've worked with them before. Way back when I was laid off with American and Barry has been working with them this last year. Yes, this is the same people that doesn't know their right hand from their left. I'm going with an open mind (what's left of it) and see what they can do. When the man called to make the appointment, he said that at least they could tell me what to do with my resume! Big Help! That's what I've been missing for applying for jobs with McDonald's!! Speaking of them, I have applied for several jobs with them. First off, they are close by and second, I thought maybe they would hire most anyone! I have to go to the WalMart store that Barry worked at this afternoon. They have a M's and the manager called yesterday to ask me to come in and take some tests at 2. Process! So, at least today I have something to do. Spending my last bit of gas going up to Denton to meet with Texas Workforce was not how I wanted to use that gas!

On the mortgage front, my sister's husband is trying to help us with that. We'll know something hopefully by the end of the week. I don't even want to think about it because I know something bad will happen if I do. I seem to have a black cloud following me and I don't want it to rain!

I was able to make two cards yesterday. Neither one was outstanding, but not everything has to be. I hope they'll sell. Maybe for not as much, but sell anyway. I have to list them later today.

I'm hoping that Barry will stay in school today. He's come home the last two days early. He said he couldn't think about his classes. Nothing was sticking in his mind. I understand. This morning I told him he better stay in school ALL day! We did speak about him having to go back to work part time. He said he understands. That's on list of "to do's"!

Well, I'm off for another fun filled day in the land of the lost. Texas is going to run out of money to pay for the unemployment our state has soon and still our Governor doesn't want to take the money!! I think all the people affected by this should show up at his place with our suitcases in hand and knock on the gate. Since you don't have a job, and no unemployment, that means no home to sleep in, the least he can do is take us in!!


Monday, July 13, 2009

It's A New Day, A Better Week?

Yes, it's Monday already. I feel like the past week flew by in lighting speed and I am so ready to start a new week! Riley is speeding down the tracks of life and hopefully on a new mission! This week will hopefully bring some good news and a light at the end of the tunnel. I think Hope is a terrible thing to lose. As a nation I think we've lost that feeling. Maybe it was the suddenness of the downhill slide of the economy, maybe it was living too large and a big fall was going to happen anyway, but however it happened, it seemed to take away that magical word Hope! I really thought when I voted in November that I was voting for a change. A chance to get that Hope back. Some days I wake up and think the world is turning around and then others like last Friday, I'm sure they aren't. Who really knows? I guess that's what makes Monday so special. When we wake up bright and early on a Monday morning, it can be almost anything!
Hugs and Love to ALL who enter!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


How am I ever going to raise 2000.00? Try as I might, I don't know how. We need to come up with 6000.00 so we don't lose our home by August 4. I asked my brother. He hasn't got it. I will ask my younger sister. Maybe she can help some, but where do people turn to today? My kids don't have the money. Evan is buying a home and needs every penny for that. Larry and Tina don't have it right now. I am scared. I don't want to be living out of my car. In almost 60 years of living I've never felt so along and scared before. I know I'm not the only person up at this hour or maybe I should say, haven't gone to sleep worrying about what's next. How are we going to make it? I just don't know.
Today we are going to take a little trip. Barry is involved with a Lions Youth Exchange program. He's been on the board for years and for years we hosted the youth that came to visit from other countries. Now we don't host, but it's always fun to see the kids. They come to the US from all over the world for 5 weeks. This past week they were at a camp all together. They stay at host families the rest of the time. It's the talent show they put on themselves today. It's always a treat and we get a free lunch as well. Can't beat the price! It's just a 2 hour drive to get to camp, but worth it to see there smiling faces. At least I won't have to think too much today!
Did you get your free Chick Filet meal last night? We chose Arby's instead. We got HUGE free sandwich. Free is good!
Sorry there's no cards to post today. I can't seem to get my act in gear right now. Let me know if you know anyone who is a millionaire and can lead me some cash. Yea Right!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Now The Waiting Game

Do you just LOVE this paper? I picked up two pieces last week at the LSS. I wish I could have bought more, but I had to settle for what I could. I enjoy making these little postcard sets. They are fun and easy to do. In no time flat you have a perfect little gift. I put on my eBay store this morning. I'm hoping it's gone before too long. Check it out!

I went on my job interview this morning. It sounds like a good job, with good pay and good working hours. Now comes the waiting part. To see if they call you and offer a job! If they do, then they do all the background stuff and then if that's OK, you get the job. We'll see. The man had been interviewing all morning and it was only 10:30! When I signed in at the front desk in the book was all listings for people interviewing with him!

I had a bit of good luck. Just enough to think there is some good left in the world still. I woke up to an extra 100.00 in my pay pal account. My brother surprised me. I know he's having it tuff right now as well, but it means the world to me to know he cares. It came in handy since I wasn't sure how I was going to pay for Barry's med's today. To top all that good luck off, we're going for our free Chick Filet Dinner tonight. We only have to dress up as COWS! Small price to pay for a free meal! I printed off the costume and then we'll tape it in place.

Now I really have to get to work. I have nothing done today. I'm so tired from running around at such an early hour that a nap sounds like the best thing to do! At least until Barry comes home. He said he'd be home early. LUCKY ME!

Please keep saying those prayers because I know they are doing some good. I say mine every day for how blessed I am. No matter what!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

At Least I'm A Prettier ME

No, I'm not Tilly just standing around, but I do look a whole lot better this afternoon then I did this morning. My friend Kim cut my hair, took some of the grey out (OK, ALOT) and now at least I can look at myself in the mirror! During this whole thing this morning I got a call about a job and I have an interview tomorrow. Please, please say a prayer for me. Please also say one for my friend Michelle. She has a job interview tomorrow also in a different place, but she really, really, really needs the job too! Oh heck, say a prayer for all my friends who need job and their hubby's too!
I was so worried about the mortgage yesterday and I'm still deeply worried about it, but at least I have a few weeks to see what can be do. We don't meet the standards for redoing the mortgage, but we have a chance to catch up the missed payments. At least we have a little left in the 401. After that, not so much! Not much at all, but I don't want to lose the house, so that's all that counts. Poor Barry, he is stuck between a rock and a hard place with the work thing. If he goes back to work, he still won't get ahead. It's best for him to finish school and get a real job. Hopefully we'll get the back money from unemployment and then we'll just have to see what happens. I really need to get a job!
It's hot there in Dallas. 100+ again today. We had some rain this morning and that's always a treat in our area. Not much rain falls in the summer around there and I hate to turn the water on, but I'd hate to lose the lawn.
I tried working on cards today. I got two done. The little ladybug girl is one. I used some SU Bella Rose paper. I think this paper is so sweet. Now if the card will just sell..........
Have a wonderful evening. Keep all those folks in your prayers. I know they help!
Bless You!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's Been A Bad Day At Bad Rock

I wish I knew where to go to get help. I wish I had a rich friend or two, but all the wishes in the world are not going to help today. If we don't come up with some money for the mortgage, we face losing the house. It's come down to that after this long year of Barry out of work. Where do people turn? We have so little money left in our savings and I've applied for job after job and still nothing, so now what? I didn't win the power ball or mega millions. I didn't even play. If I had a $ I'd spend it getting food. I'm trying at a lost as to what to do now. We just have nothing left in the tank at this point. I know my readers are probably tried of hearing about my troubles. I'm tried of it too! I want happy days back. I want to be able to afford a Big Mac. I think I'm starting to sound like the kids when they were little. I WANT, I WANT! I just want a break. I now have reached the end of my road and don't know where to turn now. It's so little we need to pay the mortgage, but so far to go. When did $2600 sound so HUGE? When Barry was working and I was getting good money for my cards, we could keep up, but now....
Enough of my troubles. They won't go away, no matter how much I write about them. I did have a bit of good luck. Barry had to have a haircut yesterday. After over 3 months, he was looking too bad to even go on a job interview if one came calling, so we broke down and got his hair cut. The same lady has been cutting his hair since we moved to TX in 1988. She was so young then and now she's an old married lady with kids! She won't take money for the haircut and offered to cut and color my hair tomorrow for free. I didn't just want to cry, I did. I know there are good folks out there still. Sometimes after you talk to bill collectors all day you start to wonder if there's a decent person around. I have been so blessed with kindness from friends and friends I've never even met that I know no matter what happens we be OK. Maybe that's just a pipe dream, but today it's all I have.
Did you like the card? It's from a My Favorite Things set I got last month. I used my winning Gift Certificate from the fall to finally get a fun set. The paper is SU from last year. I still love it.
Well, I guess that's all my troubles for today. I'm sure tomorrow will present another set before I know it. Please keep us in your prayers and if you have the winning lotto numbers, kindly share with us!
Hugs to all!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Just Another Day

To think it's only Tuesday! So far my week is going gang busters! Maybe I should busted instead! Barry had his "so-called" hearing this morning with TX Unemployment for the appeal hearing. It was a joke. It lasted 18 minutes and the woman seemed more concerned about Walmart, then getting Barry his unemployment back! Like I said---sick joke! Now we have to wait another two weeks to hear anything more! I've been talking to our local state rep's office and today was no different. They are going to look into what's up. Barry was pretty down about it this morning. I don't know what will happen.

This afternoon I went to the temp agency and learned more about the job they have. It sounds so bad. Working 8-10 hours a day in a line boxing up cell phones. I said I'd still be interested since nothing else is around right now, but that job won't even start for another week or two! I want my luck to change. Today is one of those cry in your shirt sleeve days. I came home and applied for a part time job at Mickey D's. Maybe I'll hear back from them. I sure hate being such a bummer today, so I'm hoping a little bit of sunshine will come peeking through.

Besides all of that, I've been trying to make a card for the last two hours and nothing is working. I messed up the face of my latest Tilda girl. Of course it looks OK, if you like blue on her nose! I was trying to work on a long skinny card then with chipboard letter. That didn't work out either. So today I'm sharing a card that did work just fine. I love all these girls. I'm lucky to have a wonderful customer who has become a friend who buys so many of these girls. I hope she enjoys this one.

Well, I'm off now. I must do something. Maybe I can take a nap!!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Again!

Have you ever made a great bow and then didn't know what to do with it? I know lots of us crafters keep these perfect little creations right in front of us, just in case we find a use for it. Well that happened to me this weekend. I made this black and white bow and then had to find something to use it with. I knew I wanted it on this card, but it didn't fit. It was too big! So instead of letting it go, I worked and worked until I found a way to use it. I took a small piece of scrap ribbon and just taped it down under the flowers and then glued the bow in place. It worked out OK. Since I already had my square nesties out on my desk, I used it for a layer on this card as well. I am loving all the images that Marilyn sent!

We had a great dinner at Larry's Saturday night. After the long day we had on Friday, we slept off and on a good part of July 4. I woke Barry up to make it to dinner. Larry has a new grill and it cooked the ribs to perfection! The company was pretty good too! Yesterday we just rested and I worked on some cards. Now it's back to the regular stuff. Wash, clean, cook! I have to wash my kitchen floor since I spilled a cup of coffee this morning all over the place. They should have a way to have your coffee before you have your coffee. Know what I mean??????

Well, I'm off to do something this morning. I've uploaded a bunch of new cards on my eBay site. Please check them out. Just click on the link on the right side of this page. Take a look, it won't hurt!!


Saturday, July 4, 2009


I hope everyone is having a wonderful, long, safe holiday weekend! We started off ours yesterday with a nice long drive in the country, or maybe I should say, nice long drive from one state to anther. We started out our day with a nice breakfast at a Deli we like to go to (with $10 coupon) and then headed up North. We stopped at Scrapin Bunnies and checked out a few new pieces of paper. That October Autumn is now becoming one of favorites! Then we headed out again to Oklahoma to spend a few coins at the Native American Indian Casino's. I know if I don't put Native American, I'll hear from a few "nuts" on the subject, so I'll take care of it now. We manged to only lose a few bucks. We had stopped at the visitor's center. I always need to check out the bathrooms, and got a map or two. After the first stop, we thought it would be nice to drive across the state to our side of the highway. You see we only live about an hour from Okloma. But this time head up to OKC. It was nice 3 hour drive up there. We stopped at another Casnio, but had much better luck there. It turned out it was Men's Night and Barry got $10 in free play. We both won and had a fun time. They even gave us a huge candy bar for signing up for their club card! Next stop was the Captial. It was only another half hour. The nice thing about going on a holiday is that you get the whole place to your self. The buildings were closed, but we got to take pictures outside and we didn't have to wait for anyone to move out of the way. The last stop was dinner on the way home at IHOP. Thanks to a few winnings at the Casino, we had a nice dinner. We arrived home about midnight and we were asleep about 12:10!
We're going to Larry and Tina's for a cookout tonight. I'm trying to create a few cards this morning. I have nothing to put on ebay for this week. I have to hurry and get some done. I do have a few stamps set from SU over there, so if you think you like be interested, just click on the link to my ebay store. Bargins are always a good thing.
Have a fun and very safe weekend. I'll be back on Monday!
Hugs and Peace to all!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's good to have friends! I've said it before, but I will stick with it, friends are a blessing in times of need. This week I got a HUGE package of Tilda and Edwin images in the mail from my friend Marliyn. She knows just how much I enjoy making these darling little kids, not to mention how well they sell, and she thought of me. For this card I used some old paper and some new. Remember I bought 8 sheets of paper on Saturday, and this is one of them. The "old" is the green gingham that I used in the background mat. It was from a holiday stash of paper. Tilda is always perfect with ribbons, flowers, and glitter!

Barry is at school today for at least a half day. School is only a half day tomorrow and off on Friday. What am I suppose to do with him home all that time?????? I must think of something VERY cheap. We have NO money right now. I really have reached the end and I'm tried of trying to fight it. I don't know how we'll make it to the end of this week, let along the end of his school. It's getting so hard to put one foot in front of the other, but what else is there to do? I guess I could create some more cards!

Well, I'm off to the shower. I'm in need after a warm humid night in our house. Have a good day and please keep us in your prayers. We need a miracle right now!