Monday, January 31, 2011


I think I may just lay down and not get up today! I'm so tired of things never really changing, except for getting worse! When do I take a turn for the better? The "big" unknown answer in my life! Even Barry's little paycheck was short this week! They were suppose to add the hours he'd worked that they shorted him on, and then when he looked at the check stub, they had taken out money and didn't say why! That 36.00 is so important to us! Sorry to be such a black rock today. I sure hate when the week starts out like this! On a better note, Barry is working an extra 1 1/2 hours tonight for one of the other ladies. Every bit helps, and I sold some cards over the weekend.
Speaking of cards, check out Mr Bunny In The Basket. He's so sweet! I posted 3 cards in my store and my niece "needed" them all! Now to get them in the mail and make some more for the store!
I'm hoping the day gets better and I sell all the 3 dozen cards I have in my store soon.
Take care, have a good day, and hurry back!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Even if it's not Spring where you live, you can purchase a bit of soft sweet breezes today! Yup, that's right, some of the new cards I've added to my Etsy store! I have a few more to finish today and Spring will be officially here! Now don't boo and hiss, our Winter in Texas in on it's way back to us. By Tuesday the weather folks are calling for a "wintery mix", whatever that is! So now you know why I feel the need for Spring!
Do you like the rabbit card? I purchased this image at Zlatoena Designs. And if you see this sweet little guy, you'll find my card there too! And if you think these images look like you've seen there somewhere before, your eyes aren't fooling you! She designs for The Cat's Pajamas! All the printed papers for both cards are digi papers!
Enjoy and hurry back!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I Can't Bee The Only One....

Who loves this sweet little Bugaboo guy! Every Friday Bugaboo is kind enough to offer up a new image free to readers and I have to admit, this bee caught my eye. He was last weeks freebie and I kept thinking about him all week until late Thursday I went and downloaded it. I had the paper in mind already too. Nice sweet digi stuff! Yup, that's right, all digi except the red. It was a piece of DCWV scrap on my desk. I just love how it turned out! Please say nice things about it. I need love!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Under The Blanets Today

Boy was I sick today! I've had a sore throat and cold all week, but last night my tummy got even with me! Of course it had to be after midnight! I spent much of the day just laying around and watching the DVR's. I had big idea's in my head, but they'll have to wait until tomorrow. I'm feeling so much better tonight and I'm getting ready to bed down again, but I wanted to share this fun card with you first. Riley is ready to celebrate the big day! Big Fun!
I got an email last night to remind me I'm do a workshop next month. I'm bringing kits to make a Valentine card up for 5.00 each. So far I have 9 ladies that have sent their RSVP. Now to make something up! I forgot I was going to do Valentine's Day. I was thinking of something more fun. There are so many new images coming out from Deedee in the next week, but now I have to think of Valentine's Day and I have to keep it simple! Yea, I'm good at that one! Any idea's or layouts that would help? Leave me a note on them, PLEASE!
Take care good buddies!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yummy Sweets!

Can you say paper piecing? That's what I did with the top of the cupcake! I simply printed out the image twice and then on top of one of them I printed the green plaid paper, in a small size! With the 12x12 papers I can only get them to 8x8, but in this case I wanted the print smaller so I just printed about a 3x3 piece of the paper right over the cupcake. Then I cut out the part I wanted, glued it down and pretty new cupcake!
Have a good day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Here are just a few of the brand new cards I've added this week to my Etsy store! What do they all have in common....They are all made from digital images and digital scrapbook printed papers! Today I just wanted to show everyone what fun things can be found and made using the tools we already have...The Computer! Now if I can figure out how to make things on the computer work, anyone can! Only the yellow gingham paper on the little girl card is not digi. I had a nice piece laying on my desk, just begging to be used!
Go forth and create!

Monday, January 24, 2011

In His Time

I seem to be on a "bug" kick lately. I can't help myself. They always remind me of Spring and hope does Spring eternal! My new little pal is the $ Digi from Deedee's today. You can purchase this sweet thing for just a buck! I've used some more digi papers and the wonderful winkled ribbon that I know and love so much!
Barry's off to a meeting tonight. I think I'll have some soup. I've been fighting off a cold for the last few days and hot soup will feel so good on my throat. Cup-a-soup is wonderful!
That's about it for today.
Have a great one and hurry back!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gonna Buggy!

Fun? Oh yea, I think Riley is ready for Spring! Somewhere along the line I found this fun bug digi papers. I'm sure they were a freebie and had to play! I thought the garden Riley would be perfect and they are! This set of papers came with lots of PNG images, but as of yet, I can't figure out how to print them with my print package I have and not have that gray back round, but I will someday!
I'm so proud of myself. I added 7 new cards to my shop this morning! I was busy yesterday afternoon and this morning. And I feel a cold coming on too! If I take any more Bayer, I'm going to turn into the large yellow bottle in my bathroom! Well, hopefully I'll feel well enough to do some more work later today.
That's it for today. Short and sweet, just as Sunday's should be!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Some Changes On The Way!

I know I've been quiet in the last few days and there is a reason. I've taken some time to think about what I'm going to do in the future of creating. I have been working with the wonderful ladies of Deedee's Digis for some time now but like all good things, sometimes you need to change things up a bit to make them better. That's just what's going to happen over at Deedee's place! You're going to love all the changes coming. It's been very hard for me to make this choice of leaving the group, but with my life as uncertain as it is, I feel it's a good time to go and end on a high note! I have made friends for life with each and every one of the wonderful crafters I've met at Deedee's. They are the most kind and loving people and I will miss the constant contact with them, but for now, I need a break. I have discovered a whole new world of digital and plan on continuing with it,,,,so stay turned for more!
As I said, I'm in love with digital. The card is made using digi this and digi that! She's a cute girl from last year over at Whimsie Doodles and the paper is all digi! I just need to master this PNG thing and I'll be all set!
It's been a quiet week at the Zoo and that as Martha says "is a good thing"! Barry is working tonight and tomorrow night. Monday he has a meeting and then who knows what the rest of the week will bring. I tend to take each day and each hour as they come now.
Have a wonderful weekend and hurry back! I can't wait to show off some more of my digi papers!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Come and Have a Nice Cuppa!

Pretty? Yes, I'm in love with the way this card turned out! Lots of paper piecing and layers of good stuff!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy MLK Day!

Yup, it's Monday and a holiday and that means two things, Madelyn is visiting us today and I'm up way too early! Lucky Grandma and Grandpa today. Madelyn is visiting us. We love having her, but we could love her just as well a bit later then 6:45! Oh well. I don't understand how she's so awake at that hour. My one good eye isn't even open yet! Oh to be young!
Today's cards are just some of the brand new one's I just added to my shop. I was a busy gal over the weekend. It's a sickness this card making stuff. Last night I fell asleep thinking of layouts I wanted to try today. Sick I tell you! All the printed papers on these two cards are digital. What a sweet way to create!
That's it, short and sweet. Have a good day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love Is In The Air and Pretty Papers, Too!

I know, I know, I get hooked on an image and use it to death, but I can't help myself with these MFT girls. This one is from Heather Ellis and the little stamp is from $ stash. I swear it's a never ending pile of stuff. I never feel bad it I lose one or two, I have more, and more, and more! Do you just love this paper? It's called Cherry Blossom and it's all digi! Life can be good!
Have a good night and hurry back!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday!

I'm so glad we've finally made it to Friday! It was another long week, but I got lots done and still have lots more to do before my head hits the pillow tonight! I posted this sweet card I made this week so you could see all the pretty papers I used on it. They are not digi however. These are from Bo Bunny, one of my all time favorite companies for papers. The little wishing you well is a $ stamp from my stash of never ending $ stamps, and of course the charming little girl is Heather Ellis. I bought this digi last year well before they were made into stamps over at MFT.
That's it for me today. No drama, I hope, just a nice gray day in Dallas!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can't Get Any Better Then Bloom's!

My little card today is made using lots of fun digi papers and a digi image! this darling little girl is from last year over at Whimsie Doodles. With her plaid paper pieced dress, she's ready for Spring! I colored the pearls with my copic marker to match! I just love the way this turned out!
Lets see, what's up with me? I finished all the wonderful images for a customer. She ordered 20 cheerleader girls in Maroon and Grey---done! I added some extra pom pom's and flags, and then another batch of colored images of Pure Innocence girls and a few Riley The Moose. You would think it's an easy task to just color, but without knowing what papers are going to used, it's a guessing game! They came out wonderful and will go in the mail today. Today I have an order for 6 cards of the birdie I've already sold. She wants them all alike and lucky for her, they were made using digi paper and I can print as much as I want! That is another GREAT thing about using digi!
Well, I'm off to do something, anything!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I know it's funny but when one small good thing happens, it makes you smile and say WOW, but when 3 good things happen in one day, it's can make even a cloudy day SUNNY! These are not large goodie, goodie things to be sure, but I will take any luck as a good sign!
The first thing to happen is that I woke up! When you get to a certain age, that's good!
Next we went to the office supply store that carries the 5x5 size envelope by piece. Since they cost .20 each, I was just going to get 20. When I got up to the counter to pay, the owner asked if I wanted anything else and of course I said I found just want I needed. Then to my surprise, he said "just take them" Happy New Year! What a treat! It was like finding a long lost $5 bill in your pocket!
Next stop was gas for the car. It seems like that's always on the "to do" list. The price was high, but .07 cheaper then any near us, so we went. I saw a sign in the widow of the QT, any size coffee for .79. I had a buck in my pocket (not a lost one) and when inside while B did his thing. When I got inside there was another sign that said any 4oz coffee was free today! By now, you know, I'm thinking I am living the good life!
On the way home we went to Whataburger. I think they're only in the South, but they have really good $ burgers and they give Seniors free drinks!
So there was my lucky day! I should have bought a lotto ticket, but then again, I don't want to use up all the luck in one day!
Enjoy the card. It was made using a Stampin Up set that I haven't used in a while and lots of digi papers. All of them are from the same set of papers. What a buy at only a $!
Come again soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


I just had to share my sweet card I made yesterday that full of digi goodness! Of course you know the Pure Innocence image from Heather Ellis. It's been used and used some more, but the rest in new to me and all digi! I still have to figure out how to print PNG files and not get that gray around them. It's a mystery to me. I tried a way that my friend Sandy told me, but it didn't work, so now any help would be good. The "flowers" are from an image too. I printed all the paper out on card stock and even the inside verse is a digi!
Check out the newest cards in my Etsy store. There's so many to love!


Have a good Sunday!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


The cards have been sold. Thank you very much Pat. You're going to have a very LARGE stash of cards!

See all these wonderful cards? They need new homes and you can take advantage of my BIG mark down sale today and grab them all up! Head over to my Etsy store and check it all out! Each bunch is marked down to 8.00! You can't beat the price! And that includes an envelope!
Have a warm weekend!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Nothing like a funny face to give you a laugh! This little piggy is a new release from Deedee's Digis. I love him, but I have to tell you, his face reminds me of Coco, our son's English Bulldog! She has a MUCH shorter nose, but one that begs out for kisses---like this one! Check out all the new digi stamps over at Deedee's. Something for everyone!
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


just been so bone tired that you just want to curl up and die? I guess I'm talking about the brain kind of tired. That's me today. It seems like no mater what, something goes wrong. I thought maybe a new year would be the answer, but it seems like a new day only brings new problems. I know, it seems like I always have problems. Honest, I don't mean to be down all the time. I used to be such a happy person. I think I still am, but it's mornings like this I want to just give up! I try the only way I know how, by making and selling cards to keep food on the table and gas in the car. Barry's last check went down about 80%! Going from 35 hours to 8 a week will do that! Thank Goodness next we get his Social Security but it's still days away. I thought I had some money left for gas in his car but then I looked at my account and AOL took their fair share this morning! You may, and I hope never know what it feels like to think that $15 is alot of money to have, but then to see you only have 3 is a killer! I tell you what, it's a real MOJO killer! I wonder what the point of creating and creating is if I don't sell all the stuff I've already made!
To make me feel even better I heard from some of my friends they are in the same boat. The boat gets bigger and the water gets higher! What is the world coming to?
I'm sorry if I've made you say what is wrong with that person today, just please remember that I have always and will always write my blog and my way to writing down my own thoughts. I find it's like writing in a journal, and sometimes it helps me with my own thinking. Maybe not today so much.
Please enjoy the card. It was made using a Heather Ellis digi. She's the one who does the images for My Favorite Things. The paper is all digi. The little ticket is from a $ stamp I found in my stash. It was bought at least last year, if not before!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Have my cards suddenly become so darn ugly or what? I ask this question because I am really feeling unloved! I know the market is soft and times are tough, but honestly, it's all making me a wreak! I didn't win Mega Millions either! No I didn't play. Why waste my dollar, but if I had, none of my usual non-lucky numbers were involved either! I think I'm having another one-of-those pity party days! I keep making and posting cards to my Etsy store and it just makes me depressed! I need to start selling something else, but for the life of me I don't know what! Any ideas? I am open to suggestions!
Don't you just feel Spring with these two cards! I know I do. The first card is made using a Deedee's Digi's Country Heart. I printed out my digi papers on card stock, which I printed on both sides of the paper, and then just made the heart as large as I wanted it. I cut it out and popped it up! I love, love, love how this card turned out!
The second card was partly digital. The blue plaid paper and the pink polka dots are digi. The printed paper is from my stash. I think it came from Hobby Lobby. I am having the best time checking out sites online for freebie things. I've even found some neat papers for only a dollar! It's become my new hobby! Now if I could only create that fast!
Have a good day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Half Digi

Maybe a little more then half digi, but I still love the way this card turned out! I have a ever larger number of digi papers in my stash now and today I'm mixing and matching just like with paper you would buy at the LSS, only I didn't have to get dressed to go and look for it! I printed the papers out on card stock and away I went to create! The flowers are from a HA set that I've had for ages, but had NEVER seen ink before! Butterflies are Martha and tag is from SU set. I found a few heart pearls laying on my desk. I added the card to my Etsy store, but it didn't stay long! I loving the softer side of the colors right now! What did you think? What colors are your favorite to use at this moment?

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Well it's the start of another week and who knows what it will bring into my life. There always seems to be a large amount of the unknown out there. I made no lists of what I want in the New Year. It's kind of sad, but I don't even want to make wishes anymore. I just want to take each minute for how it comes and go from there! Here's to the good life, may it come again soon!
Today I'm showing off an new card I made yesterday with digi images from Deedee's Digis and some great digi papers! This set can be yours for FREE whn you purchase $10 worth of digital stamps from Deedee's. Just on the first page along of her shop, that's an easy thing to do! Check it out. This is a fun set for Valentine's Day, Easter, or just to say I CARE! It's true, I have fallen in love with digi. The world is truly out there for everyone to use!
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy Birthday New Year! It's hard to believe it's 2011. Where has the time gone? Does it seem like the older we get, the faster the time goes by? I don't want to be down on the start of a brand new year, so I'll just have a happy day and a blessed life!
My card is with an image I've used before, but she's so cute, I'll use her again and again I know. All the paper is digi! Can you believe you can get stuff pretty things right out of your own computer and you don't even have to get dressed to do it!
I have great success with marking all the holiday cards down and selling them, so check in my Etsy store later tonight and I'll have more cards marked to sell! I'm going to bundle up some of the older cards together and make room for the new!
Hurry back!