Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cool Weather Is In The Air!

Isn't it nice to have a bit of Fall right now? I know in Texas we don't get very much of it, and so I'm enjoying those early morning cooler temps! I created a few cards for Fall and this is one. I found this darling image on pinterst and used some digi papers and a stampin up stamp to create, what I think, is a sweet card! I added the pumpkins to the envelope just "because" I could!
Not much new in the Bloom Zoo. I'm still feeling under the weather, but a bit better everyday. It helps when I can take a nap during the day. We have been so busy at work, and then when I get home I'm almost too tried to make dinner. Barry is a good guy and "enjoyed" the can of soup I gave him last night with a bagel and swiss chess sandwich!
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Snow Friends!

Isn't my little snow bear cute? It was a super simple card to make and since the holidays will be here before we know it, it's time to start stocking up! I printed out the image this time from "Just Chillin" set of digi's from Deedee's images and a quick color with my Copics and a sweet card! I know sometimes people don't know how to use the little saying that come with digital images. I have my trick I use---I print what I want on a piece of scrap paper and then lay the piece of paper I want to really print over top of it. I tape (very small piece) to hold it in place and then I'm ready to print what I need to! Does it work every time, mostly! And that's good enough for me!
Off to work today and tomorrow and then Sunday is a free day for me. I'm hoping to see Sydney Mabel and Coco then. It's suppose to be nice and cool and I want to take them to the park.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello Monday!

I seem to be having issues posting on my blog lately. I don't know if it's just me, or blogger, but I am trying to find a way around this problem! At least for today, I have. I'm showing off a card I made this weekend for a special customer, who has become a friend, and needed a Very Special New Baby card. I can't wait until she sees this one. I mailed it out this morning and she should get it by Wednesday! I added lots more glitter after the picture was taken so it really has "bling"!
I'm off today and Barry is out visiting a friend in the hospital so I'm planning on crafting a little as soon as I get off this computer. I want to make a few more Halloween cards before I move on to the next holiday. The year is winding up so quickly. I can't believe the end is in site!
Well, I'm off and hopefully you'll have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Back Home, But Broke

We had a wonderful trip to Disney World last week, but it seemed all Barry did was sign the tab! We pre-paid so much but yet we still managed to come home with an added amount on our debt card! Oh well, I'm worth every penny of that!
The weather was hot and humid. I forgot how humid it can get in Central Florida in September, but it was every bit of that! I got a nice cold out it. So much so that I finally made it to the doctor's today and now I'm taking huge amounts of drugs to combat it all. And I even managed to pick up a foot fungi!
I finally got a card made just now and but I have to let the glitter dry and then I'll post it tomorrow. I love using Deedee's images and this is one of my favorite ones. So now you have to come back tomorrow and check it out!
I'm going back to bed now, so have a blessed night!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Getting Ready For Mickey!

I know this doesn't look like Mickey Mouse, but I'm getting to finish up all my "stuff" and get ready for our trip to Orlando! 2 more days and we'll be meeting and greeting with the Mouse! I just can't wait. It seems so long in the planning and then, BAM, it's here!
Today's card is using a very sweet digi I found online along with lots of wonderful digi papers. A girl can never have enough papers and the wonderful thing about digital is that you never have to "settle" for what you have. There is a whole on wonderful things right at your fingertips! This the same wonderfulness with digital images.
Have a wonderful week and remember to come back and visit in another 8 days!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Friday Everyone

Tonight our family will gather to celebrate the Jewish New Year at Larry's home. This year more will be at our table then a year ago and that is such a good way to start the new year! Of course we have Sydney Mabel, but we also have Mandy's sister and her daughter with us. They have moved in with Evan and Mandy for right now until she can get her life back on track. She's a wonderful woman and has done a great job with Daffney. She's a darling 7 year old! I made my soup last night and the brisket in cooking right now. I'll be taking to Larry's this afternoon and then picking up Madelyn after school so she can help set the table.
We have many things to be thankful for this past year. Barry had a brush with Cancer again. This time on his face. They seamed to have gotten it and he's slowing getting the feeling back on his head! We were able to enjoy the new baby this summer and spend LOTS of time with Madelyn and Coco the dog! We have a new car and lots of new toys. Well some of the old toys died and had to be replaced, but others like the new phones we just got are "wants" not needs!
My own business has died down some. I'm not really sure what's happened, but cards stay in the store longer. Hopefully with the holidays ahead, business will pick up! I've joined Deedee again as a DT member and love that. And I just started my third year at Market Street!
To all my friends and family a blessed New Year!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Just 11 More DAys!

11 more days and we'll be in Disney World meetin' up with the Mouse Family! I can't believe it's finally going to be here! We started making plans in March and the time has almost arrived! I think I still need to get another shirt and then I think, OK, buy one at Disney. I'm hopeless lost as to what to take. I have the right amount down when we pack for Maui. We've been so many times that I know just what I will wear and what I won't, it's easy, but for a week without the beach, I'm sure I'm going to take a few too many things! Oh well. If that's my only worry in this world!
I'm showing off another Halloween card I made this weekend for my store. Halloween is such a fun and happy time to make cards for. This one used an image I found on pinterest and I added lots of scrap papers for the layers. I never know what I might find on my desk!
Tomorrow is my son Larry's 42nd birthday! Talk about a WOW! I really don't feel old enough to have a son that age! Suddenly his hair is grey while mine stays a nice shade of brown! Funny how that works!
Have grand day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Is It Christmas Yet?

I know, I can't help myself. I'm ready for cool weather and a little snow! Like that's going to happen anytime soon in Dallas! A girl can wish, can't see? Today's card is another colored image from Deedee's Digi's. I love the ease of using the things already colored. This card came together in a half hour. That included adding all the glitter! It's hard to tell in a photo, but it really shines! Please check out her store. Just click the link on the top of my page.
I'm so glad it's Sunday. Barry went off to work before 8 and I went back to sleep until 10! What a delightful way to start Sunday! I'm making meat loaf and mashed taters for dinner. Yummy stuff. I got the kitchen cleaned already which was not easy because our ceiling light isn't working! They can't come and fix it until Tuesday! One of the joys of apartment living! I do plan on getting some crafting time and maybe a trip to M's or J's. So much to do!
Less then 2 weeks and we'll be in Disney. I can't wait to wing my way down to Flordia. Last night I added a new shirt and "ears" headband to my things to pack! How can I go wrong with a silver glitter pair of Mouse ears with a pink bow on them? Right, I can a girl can't have enough glitter ears!
Have a blessed day!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just Say Smile!

This card makes me want to smile! It's a happy card! All the teeth have glitter on them, of course! I've had this image for some time in my stash of freebies, but this is the first time I printed it. It was printed twice and then just colored and popped up for some extra fun! Since Barry was on the computer and I wanted to create, I found these pieces of digi papers on my desk and went with these colors. It was just a fun card to make!
So, what are your plans for the long holiday weekend? I work this afternoon and then again on Monday. Barry works tomorrow and Monday, so our plans are almost nothing for the weekend. I am planning on going down and seeing Sydney and Coco tomorrow. I miss that sweet Bulldog face and I thought I'd take her out for lunch. That means the drive thru at Mikey D's when a large cup of water and a hamburger and a trip to the park. Can't wait until Sydney is old enough to go with us.
I do plan do some creation station work this weekend as well. I have so much in my head. I must some of it to paper!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I can't believe I've finally made it to Wednesday! It's been a long week and there's a few more to go this week! I wanted to share another card I made using the Deedee's Digital image. This time I cut out just the beehive image and made a quick sweet card! I added some bling to it and now I've got another card to added to my stash!
I had to be at work at 6 AM today, but only until 10 ish! In our store, it's always "ish" when it comes to getting off. It always adds a bit to your paycheck that way!
Didi you watch the President speak today? He gave a wonderful speech in Washington to mark the 50th anniversary of the I Have A Dream March on Washington DC. I was 13 that summer and we lived in DC. It was my mother's birthday. The first since my father passed away in March. I can close my eyes and see it on TV that day. Some days I feel like we've got backwards toward that time again! I don't understand how people think when it comes to race. My whole life has been lived knowing that we are all equal in the eyes of God and if that's so, we should all treat each other as if we are each other's brothers and sisters. I hope I've taught my children.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday, Sunday

I love the peace of Sundays. Barry works, I'm off, and it's my "me" time ! I got a nice pot of Chicken Soup and noodles made this morning and tonight Evan and Mandy are coming to dinner with Sydney for the first time meal at Grandma's house! She'll be bringing her own meal this time! I'm not going to tell Barry that company is coming. I thought it would be a nice surprise!
Check out the new Christmas card! I made it using some of new digi's from Deedee. They are so sweet and part of great set. Lots of images, including a Ginger Bread house! Colored and not. I chose the colored ones for this card and printed one of the verses that comes with the set on kraft cardstock. You gotta love digital everything!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Saturday!

It's almost that time of the year! Or as I like to think of it, The Silly Season! I love making Halloween cards. It seems like anything goes with them. Silly, scary, or just plain fun! Today's card was made using a set of fun stickers that I bought at Joann's for a buck. The best kind of fun. Mr Spider is from Wally World's buttons. And of course the paper is digi!
Barry and I took Larry to see Startrek last night. We had him to ourselves since Tina and Madelyn went down to Austin to visit her parents for the weekend. It was nice just to be with my child. I always love when we get to see the boys without their wives. I love them both, but my boys are MY boys and it's my pleasure to enjoy them! A late dinner at IHop and off to bed. I have to work this afternoon and then a friend is coming to visit tomorrow to craft and swim. Barry always works on Sunday, so it's my private time!
Only 21 more days before we leave for Disney World. Our magic bands arrived yesterday that has all the info for our rooms, tickets, meals, and parks on one little chip! I chose a pink band, and Barry has blue. They even have our names inside the band! Can't wait!
Have a great day and visit again!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Opening Day!

Yes, it's true. Deedee's Digi's has reopened her store! I am so pleased to be part of her team again! She has so much talent and I am happy to be a part of this! The set I am showing today is called
Just click on the badge to your right and it will take you right to her area!
As for us in the Bloom Zoo, it's our first weekday morning without Madelyn! I just got up at 9 and Barry is still sleeping! I don't work until this afternoon, so I'm being lazy right now! I love it!
Again, please check out the new store. I know you'll love all the pre-colored images! I do! It makes getting crafty so easy!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Daddy Evan

I am one proud Momma these days! I can't believe this guy is my son! It seems like yesterday it was his Daddy holding him! 38 years later, it's the son! This was taken last weekend when he was on babysitting duty!
Well I'm back to work a day early this week. My store called last night and asked me to come today since they would be short handed. I couldn't say no since they've been extra nice with working with me this summer with all my "needs" off! Barry will be watching Madelyn this afternoon!
I still didn't get a lot of creative work done this week. The MOJO just seems like it's on summer break as well as me. I did however, go to my favorite second hand store yesterday and buy the cutest linen shorts for 1.49! Love, Love, Love a bargain! More money to spend at the craft stores!
We have only 24 more days til Disney World! We checked in to our hotel last night online, ordered our Magic Bands, and added the Lulu for our anniversary dinner. We spent a few anniversaries in Hawaii, so going to the Lulu was a perfect way to spend this one!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Monday, Again!

It's the last week before school starts and our last week of Camp GG! It stands for Grandpa and Grandma. We thought up ourselves! I know, you can believe that. Madelyn starts back to dance this evening as well, so it's been a lazy day at our house. We did a little shopping at Costco. I needed ink for the printer, and a trip to Joann's for yarn for her and now it's TV time.
Tomorrow I go and get my hair cut an colored. It's amazing how long it's gotten and how the color has grown out! I will human again.
The card I'm sharing is from a Whipper Snapper stamp and a bunch of scrap papers on my desk. Just something simple today.
Have a blast at whatever you do!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

One Month and Counting!

Photo: 1 month old already!
WOW! It's hard to believe Ms Sydney is 1 month old already! She is starting to round out and it seems her hair is getting redder everyday! Evan and Mandy went out as a family for the first time on Friday night. They had dinner with Larry and his family. I was so happy that the first person they went with was his brother! Even old Grandma's love this kind of stuff!
Madelyn spent the night at our home last night. Her brother got engaged and he wanted his Mom and Larry there. His Dad and stepmother flew in from Vegas as well. She's a lovely girl. They have set the wedding for next July. Madelyn is very happy to have a new big sister with Cassie!
I'm off work as usual for a Sunday, but I need to move it along and get some creating done before the day slips away from me.
And congrats to Pam on your wonderful news! It's the next best thing to their parents and they even home with them, not you!

Friday, August 16, 2013


Sweet Blank Note Gilr with Flowers Handmade Card
Oh yes, it's Friday and I have to go back to work! I've been off week with the babysitting and all, but now it's time to leave Madelyn in her Grandpa's hands. I know they'll have a great time. They are headed off to the see where the paper money is printed in Ft Worth today. It was one of the things on our list of "to do's" this summer. We're down to today and next week for summertime with her. Then it's back to school!
We babysat Sydney yesterday as well. Mandy had to go to the doctor's and didn't want to take the baby, so Grandma and Grandpa to the house! She was a month old yesterday and starting to finally fill out. Her hair is as red as ever!
Today's card is using some bits and pieces from my desk, a Molly Blooms images, and a bit of ribbon I had from years ago! I love the way the card turned out. It's still in the store waiting for a new home!
Have a fun weekend!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Great New News!

Thank You Friend Handmade Card
I've been sitting on some fun news the last few days and now I'm letting the cat out of the bag! My friend Deedee Anderson is starting up her design team again to showcase her new designs and I'm going to be part of this wonderful team! She's going to be adding new things to her group of goodies! They include digi papers along with the images. She's going to have both black and white and pre-coloured! Stay turned for more info when her group starts up again!
The card is my latest and I must have been thinking of Deedee when I made it, because the verse is part of an older set of digi's that I used! Perfect for the image.
Yesterday was travel day with our Granddaughter. We went on a road trip to Waco. First stop was Collin Street Bakery for several dozen cookies. Next to see the scrapbook store. Then we moved on to Dr Pepper, and finally the zoo. To say we were "beat" is an understatement! But it was a fun day anyway. Madelyn has already arrived at our home this morning and we have a nice lazy day planned!
Have a good day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Is It Fall Yet?

Beware of The Ghost On Happy Halloween Handmade Card
I just love the fall with all it's wonderful warm colors, not to mention Halloween! It's the best time of year to create cards! Almost anything goes and this year it's true again for me! Digital, stickers, and lots of fun ribbon makes a great card!
Madelyn and I are going to babysit Sydney today while her Mommy gets some much needed sleep. Grandpa did say he'd go over last night and do the night feeding, but they said they'd save that favor for another day!
I really do want to create, but my mind is just not coming up with anything new today. Maybe later I'll have a creative thought, but who knows! Tomorrow we're trying to take a day trip to Waco and I've printed out the directions for a scrapbook store to check out while we're there.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Been A Busy Season!

As you can see, we've been busy in the Bloom Family! This is Ms Sydney Mabel Bloom! Born July 15, she is the sweetest little girl! Looks just like her Daddy did when he was little! Notice the red hair? Her great-grandma would have been so happy to see that! I still can't believe my own baby boy is a father! Where have the years gone!
Barry and are doing well this summer. We have been babysitting Madelyn lots and enjoying it all. OK, so maybe Grandpa didn't enjoying watching her last week when I had to work, but it will be better this week when I'm home until Friday!
We are going to Disney in September for our 43 anniversary! I can't believe its coming so soon!
Well, that's my summer so far. Stay turned for more news coming in the coming weeks!

Monday, April 8, 2013

If Wishes Come True!

See what wonderful digi's can become? It's the perfect card to see on a Monday, for that matter, any day! Digi papers, digi saying, and a nice punch is all this took! I spent a nice easy day on Sunday doing the things I love. They included spending time with Barry and making cards! Please don't ask which is more important---I don't want to chose! He usually works on Sunday, but traded this week with the lady who works on Saturday so we got the wash done, eat a nice breakfast and work back to back in the studio! He was on the computer and me at my desk!
We bought our air tickets this week on AA for Disney. Another step in the planning. We have been so many times to the parks, but this time we're trying to act like first time visitors and see Disney in a different way. It should be fun!
I'm working this whole week so I can have both Saturday and Sunday off next weekend. I'm hoping I make it. It's a long time to stand on my feet these days. I really enjoy the job, but I get so tired by the end of the week, all I want to do is sleep!
Well I'm off to shower and another cup of coffee. Have fun today!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

It's Almost Friday!

I know, I know, it's only Thursday, but Friday is coming---so I've been told! I have off today and I just got up at 11! I guess I really needed the sleep! Barry is still sleeping. It's been a long week so far for both of us. Work has been busy and sleep has been short, but I think I'm all caught up now!
These are some new cards I made this week. I love how they both turned out! The owl card is made using a clip art image and of course, some digi papers. I found that cute paperclip star hanging around on my desk and added some ribbon. The second card is using a Birdie Brown digi! Notice the new paper? The birthday paper was from a new My Mind's Eye pad I found at M's. They finally got something new in!
I guess that's about it from the Zoo. All is well with the kids and we're looking forward to our new Bloomer in July!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April!

Or as we like to say at the Bloom Zoo, 3 months until Baby Bloom comes to visit! I can't believe the time is moving along so fast. It seems like yesterday we were planning the wedding, and now we're getting ready for the new baby! She'll be here before we know it!
It's been a busy month for me. With working and trying to keep new and prettier cards in my store, I don't seem to have a lot of time to write on my blog or even Facebook anymore. It could be that I'm hooked on Pinterest a little too much, but hey, what's a "little" too much! Looking at that site is like having a million new magazine's in your home everyday! I love it!
We are going to Disney! I booked our trip yesterday. I can't wait. A week in the World in September is just what I need. I would say I "need" a trip to Maui, but since it's a killer price, the trip to Florida will have to do! We're going to meet up with old friends there too. A gal I went to HS with and her hubby! It's been at least 40 years since I saw Karen, but as I told her yesterday, my mirror says I look the same, and I'm sure hers does too!
Well happy April everyone. Be good!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I do not know where the month has gone, but I do know I've been busy with work and creating new cards for my store. I've shown you a few of those creations today. I just finished an order of 5 cards with an Easter bunny train on it. I now know why I don't do special orders anymore! I hate making the same card more then one time!
We now have a name for baby Bloom. She'll be called Sydney. It's after Barry's dad. We are thrilled with the name. The week when Mandy has the baby, we're going to take Coco home with us. What a hardship to have my favorite furry grand baby with us!
I'm still working and so is Barry. We have been planning a few trips. In May we are heading to Branson, MO to spend a few days, and now we're planning a trip to Disney in September. Life is getting better for us again. We still our money, but we're able to enjoy life a little better these days.
I'm off again today, but I work the next 4 days to get my 20 hours in. I'd rather have a break in the days I work, but that's how this week is, so I take it slow each day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

It's Gonna Be Another Little Princess!

I guess since I had only boys, I am going to be blessed again with a new little girl in our family! Evan and Mandy found out Saturday that they are going to have another little Bloom princess! We are very excited for them. Poor Grandpa. He said he's going to have to get another part-time job to keep up with his girls! Madelyn had her Grandpa (and her Grandma) just where they want them to be!
In honor of my next little girl, I added this card yesterday to my Etsy store. Madelyn is our dancer right now. I think she likes Tap better right now, but she's so talented either way!
I'm off again today. It's nice to have a few days in a row. Barry is off to the VA Hospital for all his annual tests. He wanted me to go with him, but since he left before 7, I said a big NO! I have got to go and feed the cats for the kids soon anyway and mail my package off. It's so nice to wake up to a sale on a Monday morning!
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Well today is the day! We finally are suppose to find out if the new baby is going to be a girl or boy! I'd love a boy to carry on the "Barry Bloom" family name, but I'd be happily in love with whatever we have for our next grandchild. Manny's mom is visiting from Houston this weekend and we're having dinner with the gang tonight.
Larry, Tina, and Madelyn left yesterday for Galveston to get ready for the Disney Cruise today! The bus picks them up at the hotel and they'll be gone until next Friday! I have cat sitting duties this week. I only have the morning feeding. Justin will catch them at night. I am grateful I only have to do it once a day.
I've been busy making and selling new cards. It's wonderful that the business is starting to pick up again. It's been so slow forever it seems.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Monday!

Good Lordy, it's February already! Where is the year going? I've been down and out for a few weeks off and on with this darn cold and chest cough. It gets a little better and then I start with the coughing again! And believe me, at my age, coughing and trying not to pee is a problem!
We are all doing fine. Larry is still looking for a job, but they are still going on their Disney trip on Friday! I hope they have a wonderful time. It's a fun thing to do! Evan and Mandy are suppose to find out what sex the baby is this week, and her Mother is coming to visit next weekend. See, life just keeps on rolling along!
Barry is off to his work place today to see what's up with his hours. It appears they have changed them, but didn't tell Barry! Nice. I'm off today and trying to create some more new cards. I have been on a roll the last few days and I don't want to break the spell!
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I know, it's been awhile, but life just seemed to get in the way. So here I am, and in a hurry. So what else is new? I've been sick the last week with a nasty cold in my head and chest. I even called in sick on Saturday. I haven't missed a day of week since I started in 2011, but I couldn't make it that day!
Barry and the boys are all ok. Larry is still looking for a new job, but they are going on the Disney curise in two weeks. It was all paid for and so they're headed out. We still don't know what the sex of the new baby is going to be, but I'm sure we will.
I have to run, so have a great day, and I'll be back again, soon!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


That is the Newest Member of the Bloom Clan! Or as Evan likes to say "Bloom On Board"! That's why he refers to baby as BOB! We still don't know what she's having, but we are very excited for them!
I hope your New Year started off well and will continue to be everything you want and need in life! Barry and I both worked yesterday so it was a little different for us. It didn't feel like a holiday at all. We were a little slower at work, but that's it. So many people said they felt sorry for us to be open on a holiday, but still continued to shop! I really wanted to ask why if that's true are they shopping on a holiday!!!!!! Silly Me!
Well, I'm off to see what I can get into before I have to be at work at 11:30.