Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I want to wish you and yours the very Happiest New Year! It's been a rough year for some of us and still I feel blessed to have come through it with so much and love from my family and friends. Thank you all for being there for me this year. I love you all.

Today I just sharing a few of the cards I made during the year that were my favorites. I have so many of those. Come to think of it, I love most of my cards! It's always so hard to part with them, but I always make new ones that become my favorites again!

Have a safe New Year!

Big Hugs,


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bella Rose Is Always Fine!

That SU paper, Bella Rose, never gets tired! I love the stuff and today's card is made using several of the pieces and a nice piece of pink gingham digi paper to match! The Pure Innocence is new from MFT! Check out the new heart punch, and this fun ribbon I got a while ago at M's. Love, love, love how this card turned out!

Today Madelyn arrived bright and early at 7. Her mom is picking her up at 1 since I have to be at work at 2. We've already been out to Joanna's so she could get her new hair clip I promised her before Christmas. I said when we had a 50% coupon we'd buy it, and today was the day! Nice with feathers!

Today Madelyn will be there again but for the whole day. We have to take my car in to get new brakes and then think of something fun to do.

Have a great day!



Monday, December 26, 2011

Looking Ahead!

I'm so ready to move onto next year! It's been one of the worst years of my life and now it's almost at an end! Life is getting back to a better place for us and hopefully that will continue into the new year. With all the ups and downs for us, I've been blessed with wonderful friends and the best family ever! They have loved me no matter what, and for that my heart is full of joy. Thank you all so much!

Like the card? Too bad if you don't, I do! I love that people share online their talent. It's so nice and every month this artist shares a birthday gift. I dug out my Martha butterfly punch cause it just seemed to plain without something at the bottom of the card. Now it's for sale in my Etsy store, ready for the New Year!

I hope you all had a blessed holiday this year and were able to spend time with your loved ones. I had dinner at Larry and Tina's last night. It wasn't what I really wanted to do. I just wanted to be lazy and Barry worked all day, but it was my son and he wanted me to come, so like a good Momma, I was there. Today is wash, clean, cloth, and maybe some M's shopping later.

Have a great day and hurry back,



Saturday, December 24, 2011


From our Family to Yours

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To My Friends and Family!

Barry and I want to wish all our family and friends that celebrate Hanukkah the very best this year. We love you all and are thankful to have you in our lives.

I will be going on a little break from blogging starting today for a week. I have nothing left in my stores because my wonderful family finally let me share all my cards with them and now I have to start all over anew.



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rest In Peace NOw Dear Poppy

This is a picture of a dear sweet man who passed away in his own bed during the night that he shared with Annette for over 60 years. He is at peace now. Barry's Dad was 93 years young, but when my MIL passed away several years ago, he missed her and wanted to be with her. Now he has his wish! We will be going to Washington tomorrow to be with our family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. It will be a hard weekend, but knowing that he is happy now will make it easier on everyone.

Hugs, P

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Some Old, Something Blue

This picture is of a card I made last year, but since I haven't been busy as a bee at my desk this week, it was time to share from the stash!
Hope your week is going just perfectly and you're able to get your holiday shopping done. Madelyn's shoes should be there tomorrow and we've chosen the gift cards we want to give the kids, so all I have to do is pick them up. The only thing left is to shop for food an cook. The whole gang is coming to our home next Wednesday for Hanukkah. Can't wait for Mandy to enjoy celebrating with us.
Have a good day,

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Don't forget, hurry and grab up some holiday magic and other fun cards in my Etsy store today! I have a 20% off sale going on right now! This little gingerbread boy card is just one of the new cards in the store!

I have to work today from 11:30 to 5:45, and then I'm off for 2 days! I really enjoy meeting and talking to the people, but I really enjoy the time off too! It gives my body a chance to rest up for more! It's not easy getting old! At least I could sleep late this morning and so could Barry. He won't have a day off for another week!

Let's see, what's new in our lives---not much. We did pay the lawyer off so now we can have the papers filed for the bankrupt. That will help with everything. I'm closer to getting my first SS check, and I'm ready to move on to Valentine's Day cards! I know, it's an exciting life we lead! I do believe I'm happy with boring these days!

Hugs and happy days,


Saturday, December 10, 2011



Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Fan Favorite!

I'm so excited to have been chosen for a second time to have a fan favorite of WD! I loved working with the DT, and still continue to enjoy the digital stamps! This card uses a whole lot of scraps that were laying around on my desk. That's the fun of doing your own thing. There is no right and no wrong way to do anything creative! If I could only make a living with my cards, I'd be a very happy camper! Each year I sell less and less holiday cards, and this is by far the worst of the years. I will be putting all the holiday cards on sale in my store this weekend so I can make room for new designs. Can't wait to get my hands on a Valentine image to play with!

Barry finally had a day off today. It was nice to sleep late with no alarms to go off! We were lazy for most of the day. This afternoon we went and saw Coco and her Dad. He was of work and I need so sweet puppy love and kisses. Always makes me feel better.

Tomorrow is back to work again. Another 7 hours on my feet, but the checks are nice every Friday so I continue to work. Oh, to have been born rich instead of beautiful!

Hugs and Kisses,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Can You See...

I've been a busy girl this morning? I created 5 new cards and uploaded them to my Etsy store! Each and everyone is a small work of art, if I say so myself, and I do! Isn't Mr Rabbit funny? Can you see the new button punch I got at M's with my coupon this week? I now want more button dies or punches. On the must have list!
Today I'm off and until Saturday I get to enjoy myself away from work. I'm picking up Madelyn in a few hours but I have stuff to do first. Mail, eat, know the ususal stuff! Well, it's short today, but I'm off to see the Wizard (Barry) for lunch now. Have a wonderful day and hurry back!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's Beginning To Feel Like Winter!

It's so cold today. I think winter has finally arrived in North Texas! We even had a few snowflakes last night. Where was this weather all summer in our 100 degree heat! Oh well, at least I have a roof over my head!
Today's card is made using one of the new images from Whimsie Doodles. I wanted the snowmen to be in a snow globe. I think it worked out just fine!
Tonight is the Christmas party from my store. They are not very PC! Not only do they call it a "Christmas" party, it's at a church! Someday the message will get to people that not everyone celebrates Christmas! I have not ever nor will I ever have Christmas---I'm Jewish! All the gang is coming to our home on Dec 21 to light the candles and have dinner. It's a first for Mandy. I hope to make a special time for her so she can enjoy the holiday for many years to come. Tina is bringing a book she has that goes over the whole thing, with prayers and all the games played. I think deep in Mandy's heart she's a little afraid of what is going to be "Jewish"! It's so common in the South to see that. Jews do not have two heads and we don't eat non-Jews!
I have to get ready for work. It's from 11-5 today and then off for 3 whole days! Yea!
Have a good day and stay warm,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Do You Believe?

OMG, what a fun digi image from Whimsie Doodles that I got today! All the new one's came out and I have to admit, I bought one of them as well, but had to have this funny one too! It took me longer to decide which papers to print and use then to put the card together, but in the end, I'm so happy with the way it turned out. This card is headed over to my Etsy store. It's time to BUY now!
I worked all weekend and I'm really tired today, and the weather is so grey and cold it's not helping me any, but I do plan on getting something done anyway! Barry is working all week and that is great for the budget. That new bed and TV are moving right up on the WISH list. We need both so bad, it's hard to choose which first. The back or the eyes!
I made a super beef stew last night in the crock pot. It just felt like hot food night. It was either chili or beef stew and the stew won out. I have enough for a nice hot lunch. Tonight is any one's guess for dinner. Barry works until 5, so I'll just have to see. I work tomorrow and then at 7 is the holiday party from our store. After that I'm off until Saturday! I can't believe I have that much time off. Madelyn is coming after school on Wednesday and maybe another day or two. I love having her to craft with. She's such a fun child. Now to see if we can get Coco this week too. That makes one happy Grannie!
Have a wonderful day and stay warm!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Go Red, White, & Blue Mittens!

What is the sense when you buy mitten brads that they all go in the same direction? I can't figure this one out! I've had the colored brads for several years and dug them out of the stash and used them on this card. I love the colors. So bright and fun! The snow folks are Whimsie Doodles, and the paper is of course digital! This card was in my store for a mere day and then it's flying off to a new home! I love my customers! They are so supportive and I am blessed to have them in my life as friends!
Yesterday Barry had his last semi-annual cancer check-up. All is well. Now he goes back in May and then again not until the next year! He'll have reached that all important 5 year level! Talk about being blessed---we are! After the doctor we shopped for food, a few new $ stamps I found at a different Wally World, and then home to a nice warm house! It's beginning to be a lot like Winter in Texas right now. Today it's cold and rainy, but since I'm working from 11-6, it doesn't really matter! I'll be indoors!
I hope to work on some new cards tonight or when I'm off next week, so wish me luck! Have a blessed day and hurry back!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Set Of Snowmen

I just added this fun new set of 4 cards to my Etsy store. Aren't they too cute! He's a Heather Ellis snowman. She does the My Favorite Things images. I found this fun digi paper online and it seemed to match up perfectly with the cute little guy! I love doing holiday cards in different colors then red and green!

I had to be at work yesterday at 6 AM. Boy was I beat when I got off at noon! I worked as a cashier in the deli department and it was steady business all the time! Today I don't have to be at work until 10, so I could sleep alittle longer! Barry works at 9:30.

Have a good day!